History Literature / ChooseYourOwnAdventure

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* MeaningfulName: One of the bad guys in ''The First Olympics'' is a chariot owner named ''Demonicus''. And his chariot racing ace is named Nikos. You know, like [[TheDevil Old Nick]].
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* PlanetOfSteves: Almost every German character in the CYOA series with a known first name seems to be called Hans or Franz.
23rd Apr '16 1:17:31 AM 3rdStringPG
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* DarkerAndEdgier: ''Your Code Name is Jonah'' (reissued as Spy Trap) is a very cynical Cold War era entry into the series. You are in the role of a definitely adult government agent. Your antagonists are KGB (in other words, the Russians). The dialogue is very adult, including a memorable, very politically spiked conversation with the wife of a kidnapped scientist. She basically gives you a ReasonYouSuckSpeech if you defend the government's policy concerning the military importance of the whalesong tapes. Your character basically brushes her off as a [[AnimalWrongsGroup pompous liberal windbag]]. Interestingly enough, in one of the endings, you are told by your boss, "If you have to let your conscience be your guide, you'll never make it as a spy!".

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''Your Code Name is Jonah'' (reissued as Spy Trap) is a very cynical Cold War era entry into the series. You are in the role of a definitely adult government agent. Your antagonists are KGB (in other words, the Russians). The dialogue is very adult, including a memorable, very politically spiked conversation with the wife of a kidnapped scientist. She basically gives you a ReasonYouSuckSpeech if you defend the government's policy concerning the military importance of the whalesong tapes. Your character basically brushes her off as a [[AnimalWrongsGroup pompous liberal windbag]]. Interestingly enough, in one of the endings, you are told by your boss, "If you have to let your conscience be your guide, you'll never make it as a spy!".


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* ThisIsAWorkOfFiction: ''Stock Car Champion'' comes with such a disclaimer.
23rd Apr '16 1:10:21 AM 3rdStringPG
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* FaceHeelTurn: In ''Stock Car Champion'', one scenario has your stock car driver friend (now a [[WeUsedToBeFriends frenemy]]) hook up with a menacing new head mechanic. Suddenly, he's not as nice as he appears to be in other potential scenarios.

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In ''Stock Car Champion'', one scenario has your stock car driver friend (now a [[WeUsedToBeFriends frenemy]]) hook up with a menacing new head mechanic. Suddenly, he's not as nice as he appears to be in other potential scenarios.scenarios.
** The main premise of ''Sabotage'', as your commanding officer passes you a letter to be opened later on in the book, warning you that your fellow spy Raoul is a double agent working for the Nazis.
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* RecurringCharacter: Dr. Nera Vivaldi has turned up in quite a few of Edward Packard's CYOA volumes.

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Dr. Nera Vivaldi has turned up in quite a few of Edward Packard's CYOA volumes.volumes.
** Also ActionGirl Jenny Mudge, who's your trusty sidekick in ''Who Killed Harlowe Thrombey?'' and later on, ''Ghost Hunter'', which serves as a sequel of sorts to the former book.
23rd Apr '16 12:47:27 AM 3rdStringPG
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* AuthorAppeal: R.A. Montgomery often gives his POV characters troubled backstories, e.g. your parents are divorced or in the process of divorcing, one or both of your parents are dead, etc.

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R.A. Montgomery often gives his POV characters troubled backstories, e.g. your parents are divorced or in the process of divorcing, one or both of your parents are dead, etc.
** Jay Leibold is fond of historical settings, e.g. World War II in ''Sabotage'', colonial America in ''Spy for George Washington'',
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23rd Apr '16 12:44:34 AM 3rdStringPG
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* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: In ''The First Olympics'', one of the endings has your character having so much fun in ancient Greece you wish you'd stay forever, all while looking at a statue of Zeus. Let's just say Zeus is more than happy to oblige, and promptly turns you into a statue, thus granting your wish...somehow.
22nd Apr '16 2:21:09 PM 3rdStringPG
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* AuthorAppeal: R.A. Montgomery often gives his POV characters troubled backstories, e.g. your parents are divorced or in the process of divorcing, one or both of your parents are dead, etc.
22nd Apr '16 2:19:07 PM 3rdStringPG
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* FaceHeelTurn: In ''Stock Car Champion'', one scenario has your stock car driver friend (now a [[WeUsedToBeFriends frenemy]]) hook up with a menacing new head mechanic. Suddenly, he's not as nice as he appears to be in other potential scenario.

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* FaceHeelTurn: In ''Stock Car Champion'', one scenario has your stock car driver friend (now a [[WeUsedToBeFriends frenemy]]) hook up with a menacing new head mechanic. Suddenly, he's not as nice as he appears to be in other potential scenario.scenarios.
22nd Apr '16 2:18:12 PM 3rdStringPG
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* FaceHeelTurn: In ''Stock Car Champion'', one scenario has your stock car driver friend (now a [[WeUsedToBeFriends frenemy]]) hook up with a menacing new head mechanic. Suddenly, he's not as nice as he appears to be in other potential scenario.


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** The POV character in ''The Mystery of Ura Senke'' is a boy, but in ''The Case of the Silk King'', which references your achievements in the former book, the POV character is a girl.
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