History Literature / GuardiansOfTheFlame

25th Oct '17 8:52:21 PM Fireblood
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* ThrowingOffTheDisability: Going into the other world has this affect on James Michael, as he changes from his usual wheelchair-bound self into Ahira, his game character, who's an able-bodied dwarf warrior. This is the main reason he never wants to go back.
* ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks: Demonstrated and subverted at a crucial moment in the Great Games of Pandathaway. [[spoiler: The sword misses completely, but distracts the other fighter long enough for his opponent to close with him and grapple instead.]]



* ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks: Demonstrated and subverted at a crucial moment in the Great Games of Pandathaway. [[spoiler: The sword misses completely, but distracts the other fighter long enough for his opponent to close with him and grapple instead.]]
19th Oct '17 2:07:28 PM Fireblood
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* DontYouDarePityMe: James Michael doesn't like that people pity him for having to use a wheelchair because of his muscular dystrophy, and especially when people also act repelled from him (as Doria does).
16th Oct '17 2:16:15 AM rndmnmbr
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* TokenEvilTeammate: [[spoiler: Tennetty.]] She's a sadistic sociopath, boiling with rage and hatred at just about everything, with a number of vile personal habits and a occasional tendency towards insubordination - but Karl broker her chains with his own hands (and went on to let her vent her ire against slavers as his second in command) and earned her undying loyalty to him and his family.

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* TokenEvilTeammate: [[spoiler: Tennetty.]] She's a sadistic sociopath, boiling with rage and hatred at just about everything, with a number of vile personal habits and a occasional tendency towards insubordination - but Karl broker broke her chains with his own hands (and went on to let her vent her ire against slavers as his second in command) and earned her undying loyalty to him and his family.
16th Oct '17 2:15:50 AM rndmnmbr
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* TokenEvilTeammate: [[spoiler: Tennetty.]] She's a sadistic sociopath, boiling with rage and hatred at just about everything, with a number of vile personal habits and a occasional tendency towards insubordination - but Karl broker her chains with his own hands (and went on to let her vent her ire against slavers as his second in command) and earned her undying loyalty to him and his family.
16th Oct '17 2:04:11 AM rndmnmbr
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*SpidersAreScary: surprisingly averted. The Spidersect are clerics of a spider god, and are [[TokenEvilTeammate greedy and avaricious]] and very good at their job - it may cost you a fortune to get their help, but you get quality assistance second only to the Hand itself.
16th Oct '17 1:57:57 AM rndmnmbr
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** [[spoiler: And even with the enormous sacrifices on behalf of the protagonists, it is still made clear that this was a one-time thing, and the Hand would never again help them in any way. And it's implied that this was because the Hand ''could not'': even with the sacrifices, it still cost the Matriarch of the Hand far too much to bring James/Ahira back, far more than she and her whole order could afford to give, and that the Hand itself would help them no further because there was no more help it could afford to give.]]

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** [[spoiler: And even with the enormous sacrifices on behalf of the protagonists, it is still made clear that this was a one-time thing, and the Hand would never again help them in any way. And it's implied that this was because the Hand ''could not'': even with the sacrifices, it still cost the Matriarch of the Hand far too much to bring James/Ahira back, far more than she and her whole order could afford to give, and that the Hand itself would help them no further because there was no more help it could afford to give. Thankfully the Spidersect was perfectly willing to aid them afterwards, at their typical enormous price.]]
16th Oct '17 1:56:01 AM rndmnmbr
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** [[spoiler: And even with the enormous sacrifices on behalf of the protagonists, it is still made clear that this was a one-time thing, and the Hand would never again help them in any way. And it's implied that this was because the Hand ''could not'': even with the sacrifices, it still cost the Matriarch of the Hand far too much to bring James/Ahira back, far more than she and her whole order could afford to give, and that the Hand itself would help them no further because there was no more help it could afford to give.]]
5th Oct '17 10:22:29 PM Fireblood
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* DisabilityNegatingSuperpower: Although not a superpower per se, this is why James Michael loves The Other Side, where he's his character, an able-bodied dwarf, whereas on Earth he has muscular dystrophy and uses a wheelchair.

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* DisabilityNegatingSuperpower: Although not a superpower per se, this is why James Michael loves The Other This Side, where he's his character, an able-bodied dwarf, whereas on Earth he has muscular dystrophy and uses a wheelchair.
2nd Oct '17 7:18:32 PM Fireblood
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* DisabilityNegatingSuperpower: Although not a superpower per se, this is why James Michael loves The Other Side, where he's his character, an able-bodied dwarf, whereas on Earth he has muscular dystrophy and uses a wheelchair.



* GladiatorGames: Subverted, in that the Great Games of Pandathaway are not a sentence for slaves but actually a means for fighters to earn a few coins in between jobs. Participants can become quite wealthy if they fight well, or bet well.

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* GladiatorGames: Subverted, in that the Great Games of Pandathaway are not a sentence for slaves but actually a means for fighters to earn a few coins in between jobs. Participants can become quite wealthy if they fight well, or bet well.well on the games.
2nd Oct '17 3:10:02 PM Fireblood
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* TheCasanova: Walter Slovotsky. At the beginning of the story, he and Doria have already been "friends with benefits" for some time. His charming personality and status as a football star imply that he's very popular with girls. During the first trip to The Other Side, he also sleeps with Andy-Andy (angering Karl, who's attracted to her). She ends up with Karl though. Even after he gets married, Walter doesn't stop, and continues having sex with other women.


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* YourCheatingHeart: Walter admits internally to being with a lot of women other than his wife, even before having an affair with Aeia, but says he never really agreed to be faithful.
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