Fight for The Lost
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Fight for the Lost [dead link] was a collaborative roleplaying community set in the universe of Mass Effect, specifically during the events of Mass Effect 2. The basic premise? While everyone knows about the escapades of Commander Shepard, who else knows about the other heroes who fight to make their own little corners of the galaxy safe? Who will cast the spotlight on them? Will anyone ever know their sacrifices? These are eponymous lost, the unsung forgotten and unknown. Fight for the Lost is primarily set on Omega, so you know it's not a land of sunshine and unicorns for those who have to live there.
As in most roleplays, players create characters and set up plots for them. Usually, the stories are self contained, but there will be huge story arcs that will involve the vast majority of the players.
Has a character sheet.
- Action Girl: Most of the female characters.
- Action Film, Quiet Drama Scene
- Alternate Continuity: Diverges slightly from canon. Here, Fem!Shep has Belligerent Sexual Tension with Joker. On top of that, some of the actions of the protagonists will wind up inadvertently affecting the Mass Effect 'verse.
- The OC's, for various reasons or another, inadvertently wind up helping Garrus and Shepard escape the Blood Pack, Blue Suns and Eclipse.
- Exclusively Evil: Vorcha and batarian slavers get no sympathy.
- Awesome but Impractical: Marlowe and Aura are swordsmen... in a world where everyone uses high powered guns. Doesn't stop them from succeeding in kicking serious ass.
- Badass: Almost everyone, in some form or another.
- Badass Boast: Marlowe has an impressive one that he delivers to Aria.
Marlowe: "I'm easily a better fighter than these fine gentlemen put together. I'm easily better at tracking dead beats and the lost than your best agents and I can out-maneuver your best hackers. Someone embezzling your income and they're covering their tracks? I can find them out in five minutes. Rumours of assassination attempts? Give me a single night and I'll deliver the source to your doorstep. One of your own plotting a coup? I'll have forwarded the memo to you the moment he tries to get a secret meeting together in your own club. All of this I can do, and more. True, you could just ignore my offer and kill me. But I'd make you work at it."
- Bad Guy Bar: Afterlife.
- Bash Brothers: Marlowe and Trant.
- Big Bad: Subverted. While Aria is a constant presence in the Omega stories, and while the characters certainly fear her, she isn’t treated as the main antagonist. Exactly as in canon, she’s a Necessarily Evil Anti-Villain
- In recent developments, a shadowy businessman is seen assuming the mantle...
- Big Good: Commander Shepard is seen as an icon by the other characters.
- Black and Gray Morality: Even the most heroic characters can be outright bastards, and some of the villains can be reasoned with. However, there are the batarian slavers and vorcha.
- Break the Cutie: Naive Newcomers are frequently victim to this the longer they stay on Omega.
- Bullying a Dragon: A gang of Eclipse mercs threaten to smash an innocuous hobo into paste. Said hobo is a homicidal Psycho Prototype Super Villain. This goes about as well as you'd expect.
- Character Alignment: Slowly, but surely, there are examples of all nine alignments appearing everywhere.
- City Noir: Omega.
- The Comically Serious: Trant. His brushes with human culture, despite being human himself, are hilarious.
- Corrupt the Cutie: See Break the Cutie.
- Crapsack World: Omega. Go figure.
- Curb Stomp Battle: Wraith treats Marlowe with one of these in their first encounter.
- Cybernetics Eat Your Soul: Averted with Hollywood Cyborg Cyric.
- Deal with the Devil: Marlowe makes a deal with Aria to free the love of his life. In exchange for her freedom, he will have to be Aria’s human agent on Omega.
- Deconstruction: The Super Soldier gone rogue known as Wraith serves as a vehicle to dismantle gritty, ultra-violent nineties-style heroics, showing exactly how insane and sociopathic a person like that would truly be. To put it one way, placing someone like him into the more Grey and Gray Morality world of Mass Effect is going to cause friction.
- Did We Just Have Tea with Cthulhu?: How Marlowe views his meeting with Aria.
- Everybody Was Kung-Fu Fighting: There are way more instances of melee combat here than in the source material.
- Fetish: Trant has a thing for female turians.
- Film Noir: The stories set on Omega have shades of this, particularly whenever Marlowe's one of the characters.
- Five-Man Band:
- The Future Is Noir
- The Greatest Story Never Told: The roleplay is hinged on this trope.
- Heroic Neutral: Many of the characters would prefer going about their business. But they can't help it when they hear a cry for help.
- Interspecies Romance: There are many examples, in ways not shown in the canon series. Trant has a fetish for turian females, and one scene implies a relationship between a human woman and an elcor.
- Leeroy Jenkins: Krevan Opas. For someone who's supposed to be a good leader and a good strategist, his own anger management issues tend to result in military blunders and compromise his crew. Laps over with The Pesci.
- Les Yay: There's a bit of this going on between Shepard and Kasumi Goto.
- Mentor Ship: Marlowe and Aura. Also a Mayfly-December Romance.
- Odd Friendship: A couple. For example, Marlowe and Trant.
- Planet of Hats: Following the Mass Effect tradition of subverting the concept, some of the characters avert the stereotypes of their species. A noticeable play on this trope is the turian OC Krevan Opas, a Stepford Smiler who desperately strives to conform to turian standards, all the while vainly masking Unstoppable Rage.
- Rule of Cool: The world of Fight for The Lost is not afraid to dip into this. Take note, Cyric, the cyborg turian. Or the detective slash martial artist slash swordsman in the Badass Longcoat.
- Shout-Out: Loads.
- "Omega knew neither day nor night. But it was always under a perpetual darkness of its own. A darkness of poverty and despair, crime and death, hate and bigotry. Rape and murder were just a shout away."
- One story thread was called "Farewell Blues."
- Another Cowboy Bebop reference. Marlowe's fight with Wraith has a similar premise to the fight between Spike and Tongpu/Mad Pierrot. A Badass Normal comes across a Psycho Prototype Super Soldier after he's finished a fresh hit, they get into a fight, the former is soundly trounced.
- World of Badass: A bit of a given.
- Wretched Hive: Omega, natch.