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Post  Shinobu on Sun Mar 03, 2013 9:27 pm

Oracle players are nerds, lots of nerds read TV tropes. Post whatever tropes you think fit whatever in Oracle. Don't worry about covering characters, events and places that someone else has already troped up - seeing how different people interpret stuff is half the fun of this.
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Re: Oracle Tropes

Post  Silvia Tsukuda on Sun Mar 03, 2013 9:31 pm

The cast present for most of the first two seasons slot quite nicely into a Five-Man Band, like so:

The Hero: Ace
The Lancer: Xu
The Smart Guy: Positron
The Big Guy: Han
The Chick: Parvati
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Post  Hugo on Sun Mar 03, 2013 9:39 pm

Byronic Hero: Xu. Long before I knew this trope I knew Behind Blue Eyes was his song.
Mad Scientist: Positron and Sosie.
Death Ray: Seraphim Cannon and basically everything the UIG has ever made.
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Post  Tansai Kay on Sun Mar 03, 2013 9:39 pm

White Collar Crime: A common theme from both Oracle and it's enemies.
Earn Your Happy Ending: Marge managed this. So far Darya as well, although future events may change that.
Archnemesis Dad: ALTRUISM.
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Post  SosieTerrehaute on Sun Mar 03, 2013 9:44 pm

Robot Girl: Ren
Uncanny Valley Girl: Bell. Everyone should be more concerned.
Robosexual: Sosie, though eventually shading to Extreme Omnisexual
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Re: Oracle Tropes

Post  HanJi on Sun Mar 03, 2013 9:49 pm

Han Ji

Weapon of Choice: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/WeaponOfChoice (Obvious)
Shotguns Are Just Better: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ShotgunsAreJustBetter
Gun Kata: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/GunKata
Wrong Side of The Tracks: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/WrongSideOfTheTracks
The Big Guy: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TheBigGuy
My Greatest Failure: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/MyGreatestFailure (Xu's death)
It's All My Fault: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ItsAllMyFault
Open Mouth, Insert Foot: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/OpenMouthInsertFoot
Training From Hell: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/TrainingFromHell
Sacrificed Basic Skill For Awesome Training: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/SacrificedBasicSkillForAwesomeTraining
Too Dumb To Live:
Arrogant Kung Fu Guy: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ArrogantKungFuGuy
Beyond The Impossible: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/BeyondTheImpossible (The Motorbike Stunt)
Big Eater: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/BigEater
Oh Crap: Too many examples to list
Darker and Edgier: Possibly in Season 3 http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/DarkerAndEdgier

Mission Specific: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/PoorCommunicationKills (Gemini Mission)
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Re: Oracle Tropes

Post  Shinobu on Sun Mar 03, 2013 9:50 pm

Filler: Warrick missions prove that Oracle has really excellent filler (You can't say it's not filler, they even happen because we've run out of source material).
Delivery Guy Infiltration: Has happened at least once.
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Re: Oracle Tropes

Post  Cyrus Inkwell on Sun Mar 03, 2013 9:51 pm

Dark magical girl: Pinkie
Arc words: I get the bus (season one, feel free to add the others)
Genius Loci: ANY location controlled by an A.I.


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Post  HanJi on Sun Mar 03, 2013 9:52 pm

Arc words: Legacy
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Re: Oracle Tropes

Post  SosieTerrehaute on Sun Mar 03, 2013 9:54 pm

Gift Giving Gaffe: And then the New Guys thought Ace had dastardly schemes.
Critical Existence Failure: Heh, agents.
Walk In Chime In: No, SWA isn't built so you can easily hear conversations across the buildin-- you know what? Nevermind.
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Re: Oracle Tropes

Post  Shinobu on Sun Mar 03, 2013 9:56 pm

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Re: Oracle Tropes

Post  Cyrus Inkwell on Sun Mar 03, 2013 10:00 pm

Good thing you can Heal: MEDPACKS, and thats just the start!
Heroic BSOD: EVERY CHARACTER EVENTUALLY.
Metaplot: Shows up every now and again, from the underspire to the recent outbreak of war.
Leitmotif: Many have been suggested for the characters the most well accepted being "Behind blue eyes" for Xu


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Post  Tansai Kay on Sun Mar 03, 2013 10:04 pm

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/LetsSplitUpGang: A worryingly common response from the team.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/WouldNotShootACivilian: Played straight and subverted depending on the character.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/NeckSnap: Shap tried to snap a Chimera's neck once. It failed.
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Post  SosieTerrehaute on Sun Mar 03, 2013 10:06 pm

Ship Tease: The writers are good at this. Ace/Vati, Ace/Marge, Han/Xu, etc etc etc. And then I write porn
Everyone Can See It: Darya.
Heroes Love Dogs: Subverted and played straight with the geneshifts. Pinkie who is pretty villainous loves them, Xu is very wary of them, and Sosie of ambivalent alignment fawns over them.
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Post  Tansai Kay on Sun Mar 03, 2013 10:11 pm

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/HopeSpot: The CEO is here, we can buy back Xu!...oh crap.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/SupervillainLair: Great business opportunies for Oracle. Possibly the Oracle HQ itself.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/CoolMask: Tansai regards her mask as this.
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Post  Cyrus Inkwell on Sun Mar 03, 2013 10:19 pm

MacrossMissleMassacre: Ace's little droid thing. You know the one. (S.A.M)
Redemption Equals Death: seems to be the case =/ for a given degree of redemption of course.
Lost Forever: Certain information and other equipment that could have been salvaged/put into the room ends up this way sometimes.
The Reveal: Done often and well, but not always where many people get to see. Often doubles up with Wham line.
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Re: Oracle Tropes

Post  Silvia Tsukuda on Sun Mar 03, 2013 10:25 pm

Xu tropes:

Manipulative Bastard: Most definitely.
Hannibal Lecture: Gave one of these to Ban, although it didn't entirely have the desired effect.
Deadpan Snarker: On occasion, at least.
Kick The Dog: That Gemini mission...
Dark and Troubled Past: Occasionally touched on.
The Stoic: Most notably shown with Ban.
Death by Mocking: He taunts Ban and the crowd...and immediately, an SY Agent runs up and slices his head up.
Defiant to the End: Goes out having told Ban that he's "won".
Family Unfriendly Death: Xu Chunks.
Off With His Head: Or at least, the more thorough SY version.
Sacrificial Lion: His death marks the start of the darker Season 3.
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Post  Shinobu on Mon Mar 04, 2013 10:26 am

Two Girls And A Guy: Silvia, Shinobu, and Hugo.
Two Guys And A Girl: Hugo, Shinobu, and Silvia.
Chekov's Gunman: Hugo, with his early appearance at the Liberty Black conference.
Your Terrorists Are Our Freedom Fighters: Cyberpunks
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Re: Oracle Tropes

Post  Parvati Comoros Sharma on Mon Mar 04, 2013 5:15 pm

Shinobu wrote:Terrorists Are Our Freedom Fighters[/url]: Cyberpunks
Also Ronin

and possibly some variations of the Cult
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Re: Oracle Tropes

Post  Cyrus Inkwell on Thu Mar 07, 2013 3:33 pm

AI is a Crapshoot: A staple of the setting, but most notably in the automated toy factory. Also that one cyberlin.... It's safe to say that there are many other examples as well.

Butt Monkey: Poor Rico. Additonally Sosie. This extends to most people eventually.

Chew Toy: Dusty was on the recieving end of this for a long time. He seems to have grown out of it.

For Science: Positron's apparent motivation. Presumably extends to Gemini as a whole.

Mini Mecha: Guan Yu suits and also all cyberframes.

Poor Communication Kills: I'll just leave this here.
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Post  Shinobu on Thu Mar 07, 2013 4:05 pm

Mysterious Past: All the most mysterious characters die before we get to find out what their deal was...
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Re: Oracle Tropes

Post  Coraline on Sat Mar 09, 2013 1:43 pm

Sharp Dressed Man: Inkwell. To the point of being instantly recognizable.

Satellite Character: Inkwell. Mainly around Marge but also briefly Ace.

Barrier Warrior: Inkwell. Being from Aegis and all. Had a little in common with Ida that way.

What Happened To The Mouse: Seriously, does anyone know?

And Now For Someone Completely Different: "Hello, so sorry I'm late. I do apologise. My name is Coraline. Oh! Were you expecting someone else?"

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Re: Oracle Tropes

Post  HanJi on Sun Mar 10, 2013 4:24 pm

Hui:

Moment Killer
Shipper on Deck For Han and Jin
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