History FanFic / YouAwakenInRazorHill

4th Sep '17 8:16:57 AM Peteman
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* DeathIsASlapOnTheWrist: Discussed [[spoiler: and [[AvertedTrope averted]] ''[[AvertedTrope hard]]'' once Annie escorts Ted and Scratch to the [[SceneryGorn Crossroads]].]]

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* DeathIsASlapOnTheWrist: Discussed [[spoiler: and [[AvertedTrope averted]] ''[[AvertedTrope hard]]'' once Annie escorts Ted and Scratch to the [[SceneryGorn Crossroads]].]]
28th Aug '17 2:29:25 PM Malady
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!!Tropes specific to YouAwakenInRazorHill:

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!!Tropes specific to YouAwakenInRazorHill:
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* CharacterDevelopment : At the beginning of the story, Tednugent and Scratchfever are little more than paper dolls to be played with by the people controlling the plot: posters on the original forum where YouAwakenInRazorHill was first housed. At the end of the story, they are fully-fleshed characters capable of acting on their own and defying the instructions of the posters.

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* CharacterDevelopment : At the beginning of the story, Tednugent and Scratchfever are little more than paper dolls to be played with by the people controlling the plot: posters on the original forum where YouAwakenInRazorHill this was first housed. At the end of the story, they are fully-fleshed characters capable of acting on their own and defying the instructions of the posters.



* HearingVoices: Every Player Character who winds up in the DarkWorld. From a meta point of view, this is because YouAwakenInRazorHill was a collaborative forum-based game where the PC was "played" by hundreds of different people.

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* HearingVoices: Every Player Character who winds up in the DarkWorld. From a meta point of view, this is because YouAwakenInRazorHill this was a collaborative forum-based game where the PC was "played" by hundreds of different people.



** Right before the denouement, [[spoiler: an apologetic Zalazane opts to give Ted the means to stop Mary's rampage at the cost of his own life, getting ripped apart by Pyramid Hogger in the process.]]
** [[spoiler: Ted, near the end, takes the full brunt of Mary's destructive aura in order to return her disembodied heart to her chest. He gets better, and so does she.]]
* {{Homage}}: To SilentHill, couched in another Homage to World of Warcraft, and the whole thing is a Homage to ''Webcomic/MSPaintAdventures'', itself a homage to text adventures like VideoGame/{{Zork}}.

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** Right before the denouement, [[spoiler: an [[spoiler:an apologetic Zalazane opts to give Ted the means to stop Mary's rampage at the cost of his own life, getting ripped apart by Pyramid Hogger in the process.]]
** [[spoiler: Ted, [[spoiler:Ted, near the end, takes the full brunt of Mary's destructive aura in order to return her disembodied heart to her chest. He gets better, and so does she.]]
* {{Homage}}: To SilentHill, Franchise/SilentHill, couched in another Homage to World of Warcraft, VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft, and the whole thing is a Homage to ''Webcomic/MSPaintAdventures'', itself a homage to text adventures like VideoGame/{{Zork}}.



* INeedAFreakingDrink: Ted, throughout. He finally gets a drink towards the end of the story [[spoiler: and it is awesome. Ultimately [[AvertedTrope averted]] at the climax, however, when he discards a bottle of alcoholic DeusExMachina after realizing he doesn't need it to defeat Pyramid Hogger after all.]]

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* INeedAFreakingDrink: Ted, throughout. He finally gets a drink towards the end of the story [[spoiler: and it is awesome. Ultimately [[AvertedTrope averted]] {{averted|Trope}} at the climax, however, when he discards a bottle of alcoholic DeusExMachina after realizing he doesn't need it to defeat Pyramid Hogger after all.]]
11th Jun '17 4:32:02 AM Anddrix
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* LeeroyJenkins: Scratchfever at the beginning of the tale, the first time at Ted's command and the second time as a defensive reflex. It gets him killed both times, but thankfully [[DeathIsCheap Ted can simply revive him at the cost of mana]]. He becomes more GenreSavvy later on, though.

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* LeeroyJenkins: Scratchfever at the beginning of the tale, the first time at Ted's command and the second time as a defensive reflex. It gets him killed both times, but thankfully [[DeathIsCheap Ted can simply revive him at the cost of mana]]. He becomes more GenreSavvy smarter later on, though.



** At the climax of the tale, Ted becomes GenreSavvy enough [[spoiler: to realize that since the DarkWorld was spawned by hatred in the first place, then acts of violence will do precious little to destroy it. He instead elects to [[HeroicSacrifice expose himself to Mary's full wrath]] in order to replace her disembodied heart, all the while apologizing for everything that has happened to her, which results in his body slowly disintegrating. He succeeds, and both he and Mary get better.]]

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** At the climax of the tale, Ted becomes GenreSavvy smart enough [[spoiler: to realize that since the DarkWorld was spawned by hatred in the first place, then acts of violence will do precious little to destroy it. He instead elects to [[HeroicSacrifice expose himself to Mary's full wrath]] in order to replace her disembodied heart, all the while apologizing for everything that has happened to her, which results in his body slowly disintegrating. He succeeds, and both he and Mary get better.]]
21st Dec '16 12:02:37 PM Leliel
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* {{Determinator}}: During the first major fight with Pyramid Hogger [[spoiler:someone tells Ted to just [[DeathSeeker give up]]-it's better that way. He responds by [[HeroicSecondWind deciding that no, it isn't]], and the story promptly forbids ever even acknowledging suicide commands because of this trope.]]
28th Apr '16 8:42:33 PM Perelandra
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* TheWormThatWalks: The Incubators [[spoiler: and Pyramid Hogger]] are an interesting variation, being corpses that are controlled by a hive of Larval Ravening Worms. [[spoiler: For Pyramid Hogger, however, it's more of a PainfulTransformation initiated by the worms entering his body.]]

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* TheWormThatWalks: The Incubators [[spoiler: and Pyramid Hogger]] are an interesting variation, being corpses that are controlled by a hive of Larval Ravening Worms. [[spoiler: For Pyramid Hogger, however, it's more of a PainfulTransformation initiated by the worms entering his Mankrik's petrified body.]]
28th Apr '16 8:39:41 PM Perelandra
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* MeaningfulName: [[spoiler: Mary's Hate, the being behind the DarkWorld's existence, is the literal embodiment of the lingering hatred of Mankrik's Wife due to her murder, Zalazane's abuse of her spirit and millions of players ridiculing her plight.]]
28th Apr '16 8:38:32 PM Perelandra
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: [[spoiler:The world itself reacts badly to any jokes about Mankirk's wife. (Some of the "players" on the forums [[IKnewIt correctly guessed]] the significance of this.)]]

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: [[spoiler:The world itself reacts badly to any jokes about Mankirk's Mankrik's wife. (Some Some of the "players" on the forums [[IKnewIt correctly guessed]] the significance of this.)]]this. There is also an earlier bit wherein Ted attempts to access the Help files, and instead gets a mangled wall of text with "Help me find Mankrik's Wife" hidden in the broken sentences.]]



* [[spoiler:TinfoilHat: Annie wears one that gives her immunity to "CIA Satellite Brainwave Surveillance, Mind Control and Tracking", explaining why she wasn't picked up by Ted's Tracking earlier. She makes him one shortly thereafter so that Ted can switch off Aspect of the Beast safely.]]

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* [[spoiler:TinfoilHat: Annie TinfoilHat: [[spoiler:Annie wears one that gives her immunity to "CIA Satellite Brainwave Surveillance, Mind Control and Tracking", explaining why she wasn't picked up by Ted's Tracking earlier. She makes him one shortly thereafter so that Ted can switch off Aspect of the Beast safely.]]
* WaveMotionGun: [[spoiler:The Godstorm Shell functions like one when Ted finally gets to use it, the projectile ripping through the very fabric of reality and obliterating everything in its path.
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28th Apr '16 8:30:03 PM Perelandra
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* ButtMonkey: Ted at the beginning, before he decided to [[LetsGetDangerous stop being such a total pansy]].

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* ButtMonkey: Ted at the beginning, [[LovableCoward at]] [[RefugeInAudacity the]] [[DidntThinkThisThrough beginning]], before he decided to [[LetsGetDangerous stop being such a total pansy]].



* DeathIsASlapOnTheWrist: Discussed [[spoiler: and [[AvertedTrope averted]] ''[[AvertedTrope hard]]'' once Annie escorts Ted and Scratch to the [[SceneryGorn Crossroads]].]]



* EvilIsVisceral: [[spoiler: The Crossroads in the Dark World is all but turned into the BloodyBowelsOfHell, thanks to Pyramid Hogger.]]



* HopeSpot: At one point in the story, Ted creates an incredibly powerful bullet known as the Godstorm Shell, and muses that he should save it for use on Pyramid Hogger. [[spoiler: Upon being cornered by Hogger, however, he fails to even fit the bullet into his rifle because [[DidntThinkThisThrough the caliber was too big]].]]



* SceneryGorn: Oh, so much. Not only are the normally populated zones of Durotar empty, but several areas show signs of carnage that had occurred before the story began. [[spoiler: Notable examples are Tiregarde Keep being filled with mountains of desiccated corpses from an ancient battle, the sudden and inexplicable appearance (and disappearance) of bloody piles of {{Gorn}} inside Razor Hill's training hall, the Barrens becoming shrouded in gigantic brambles and teeming with zombified {{Meat Puppet}}s, and the most horrifying example of all: the entire Crossroads town in the Barrens, recreated out of the rotting bits and pieces of players killed by Pyramid Hogger.]]



* ThisLoserIsYou: The Incubators. Appearing near the end of the story, they're [[spoiler:the husks of everyone who was in the Barrens when Mary destroyed the world. They are constantly babbling about things commonly discussed in the General chat channel there -- memes, insults, asking for the location of Mankrik's wife, and so on. To ''World of Warcraft'' players, Barrens General chat, colloquially known as "Barrens chat", was considered one of the most annoying things in the game prior to the ''Cataclysm'' expansion splitting the zone in two.]]

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* TheWormThatWalks: The Incubators [[spoiler: and Pyramid Hogger]] are an interesting variation, being corpses that are controlled by a hive of Larval Ravening Worms. [[spoiler: For Pyramid Hogger, however, it's more of a PainfulTransformation initiated by the worms entering his body.]]
* ThisLoserIsYou: The Incubators. Appearing near the end of the story, they're [[spoiler:the husks of everyone who was in the Barrens when Mary destroyed the world. They are constantly babbling about things commonly discussed in the General chat channel there -- memes, insults, asking for the location of Mankrik's wife, and so on. To ''World of Warcraft'' players, Barrens General chat, colloquially chat--colloquially known as "Barrens chat", was chat"--was considered one of the most annoying things in the game prior to the ''Cataclysm'' expansion splitting the zone in two.]]
26th Apr '16 12:01:54 AM Perelandra
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* MentalWorld: [[spoiler: Zalazane]] traps Ted in his own mental landscape, which resembles a decrepit old troll temple in the center of a virgin rainforest. While inside, all sense of proportion and dimension are off, with the zone being fully sized one second and incredibly tiny the next. [[spoiler: Curiously, however, the items which Ted crafts and/or retrieves while inside Zalazane's mind are retained once he exits, and two of them become highly useful to him later on. Not to mention that Scratchfever follows him ''inside'' the mental landscape. This is largely attributed to some sort of [[ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve limited reality bending]] possible only in the DarkWorld.]]

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* MentalWorld: [[spoiler: Zalazane]] traps Ted in his own mental landscape, which resembles a decrepit old troll temple in the center of a virgin rainforest. While inside, all sense of proportion and dimension are off, with the zone being fully sized one second and incredibly tiny the next. [[spoiler: Curiously, however, the items which Ted crafts and/or retrieves while inside Zalazane's mind are retained once he exits, and two several of them become highly useful to him later on. Not to mention that Scratchfever follows manages to follow him ''inside'' the mental landscape. This is largely attributed to some sort of [[ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve limited reality bending]] possible only in the DarkWorld.]]
25th Apr '16 11:30:01 AM Perelandra
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* INeedAFreakingDrink: Ted, throughout. He finally gets a drink towards the end of the story [[spoiler: and it is awesome. Ultimately [[AvertedTrope averted]] at the climax, however, when he throws a bottle of alcoholic DeusExMachina away once he realizes he doesn't need it to defeat Pyramid Hogger after all.]]

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* INeedAFreakingDrink: Ted, throughout. He finally gets a drink towards the end of the story [[spoiler: and it is awesome. Ultimately [[AvertedTrope averted]] at the climax, however, when he throws discards a bottle of alcoholic DeusExMachina away once he realizes after realizing he doesn't need it to defeat Pyramid Hogger after all.]]
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