History Literature / HardToBeAGod

28th Apr '16 9:57:55 PM SinNanna
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* DeadlyDecadentCourt: The royal court is filled with vapid, self-obsessed aristocrats who have no interest in the affairs of the country,

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* DeadlyDecadentCourt: The royal court is filled with vapid, self-obsessed aristocrats who have no interest in the affairs of the country,country.
* DeathByAdaptation: [[spoiler: Baron Pampa and Arata in the movie.]]



* MutilationConga: Arata has endured one after leading and losing many uprisings.



* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: [[spoiler: After Kira's death, Rumata goes on a rampage through Arkanar and kills both Don Reba and Arata, along with dozens of soldiers.]]

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* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: [[spoiler: After Kira's death, Rumata goes on a rampage through Arkanar and kills both Don Reba and Arata, Reba, along with dozens of soldiers.]]



* TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized

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* TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilizedTheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized: Arata's final goal is the bloody overthrow of the feudal system.



* TitleDrop

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* TitleDropTitleDrop: Rumata thinks "It's hard to be a god" during a conversation with Arata.
23rd Apr '16 9:58:05 PM SinNanna
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* {{BFS}}: Pampa wields a giant zweihander. At one point he fends off a group of storm troopers by swinging it around above his head like a helicopter blade.
23rd Apr '16 7:23:50 PM SinNanna
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* TheAce: Rumata gives off this impression to the people of Arkanar. It helps that he's aided by advanced Earthling technology.



* DeadlyDecadentCourt: One willing to [[spoiler: slaughter its own royal family.]]

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* DarkerAndEdgier: The movie.
* DeadpanSnarker: Rumata.
* DeadlyDecadentCourt: One willing to [[spoiler: slaughter its own The royal family.]]court is filled with vapid, self-obsessed aristocrats who have no interest in the affairs of the country,



* DeliberatelyMonochrome: The 2013 movie.



* GrandInquisitorScene: The scene where Rumata confronts Reba in his office [[spoiler: after his coup of the country]] is an almost literal example.



* [[spoiler: KillTheCutie. Twice. ]]

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* [[spoiler: KillTheCutie. [[spoiler: Twice. Uno and Kira are both dead by the end.]]



* InfantImmortality: Averted. [[spoiler: The young prince is brutally murdered by Grey soldiers while Rumata watches.]]

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* InfantImmortality: Averted. [[spoiler: The young prince is brutally murdered by Grey soldiers while Rumata watches. That same night, Uno is killed during an attempted break-in.]]



* LeFilmArtistique: Aleksei Gehrman's adaptation, for better or worse.

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* LeFilmArtistique: Aleksei Gehrman's adaptation, for better or worse. A rare example of the film being even weirder and darker than the book.


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* MasterSwordsman: Rumata is universally acknowledged as the best swordsman in the Estorian metropole.


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* ObfuscatingStupidity: Rumata pretends to be another vain nobleman to disguise his true intention of rescuing intellectuals.


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* TheQuisling: [[spoiler: Don Reba, to the Holy Order.]]
21st Mar '16 3:40:08 AM Koveras
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* AlienNonInterferenceClause: [[spoiler: Not exactly, the novel is in between the non-interference era and the progressors era. Rumata is saving scientists from prosecution, but isn't allowed to influence political matters.]]

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* AlienNonInterferenceClause: [[spoiler: Not [[spoiler:Not exactly, the novel is in between the non-interference era and the progressors era. Rumata is saving scientists from prosecution, but isn't allowed to influence political matters.]]



* CrapsackWorld: And how. After a series of ill-advised wars that all ended in losses, common people in Arkanar are living in extreme poverty and the nobles struggle to hold on to their wealth. The king is incompetent and the kingdom's educational system is in shambles. The kingdom is surrounded by hostile powers on all sides. The only people who really thrive are the Grey Stormtroopers and the local criminal gang. You can pretty much count on everything that shows the slightest hint of goodness being twisted, corrupted, used in the service of darkness or outright destroyed.
** Considering the [[TheDungAges state of public sanitation in Arkanar]], this is almost literal.

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* CrapsackWorld: And how. After a series of ill-advised wars that all ended in losses, common people in Arkanar are living in extreme poverty and the nobles struggle to hold on to their wealth. The king is incompetent and the kingdom's educational system is in shambles. The kingdom is surrounded by hostile powers on all sides. The only people who really thrive are the Grey Stormtroopers and the local criminal gang. You can pretty much count on everything that shows the slightest hint of goodness being twisted, corrupted, used in the service of darkness or outright destroyed.
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destroyed. Considering the [[TheDungAges state of public sanitation in Arkanar]], this is almost literal.



* DualWielding: Anton/Don Rumata is famous for his AwesomeYetPractical fighting style. So Awesome Yet Practical, in fact, it was seen as evidence of his supposed DealWithTheDevil.

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* DualWielding: Anton/Don Rumata is famous for his AwesomeYetPractical awesome-yet-practical fighting style. So Awesome Yet Practical, awesome-yet-practical, in fact, it was seen as evidence of his supposed DealWithTheDevil.
20th Mar '16 11:58:21 PM SinNanna
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* AddledAddict: Father Kabani, who descended into alcoholism after seeing too many of his inventions be used for war and violence, and is a complete wreck when we see him.
20th Mar '16 11:55:39 PM SinNanna
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* TheAlcoholic: Many Arkanarians drink copiously.



* DeadlyDecadentCourt: One willing to [[spoiler: slaughter its own royal family.]]



* TheDon: Waga the Wheel controls almost all the organized crime in Arkanar.



* DualWielding: Anton/Don Rumata is famous for his Awesome Yet Practical fighting style. So Awesome Yet Practical, in fact, it was seen as evidence of his supposed DealWithTheDevil.

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* DualWielding: Anton/Don Rumata is famous for his Awesome Yet Practical AwesomeYetPractical fighting style. So Awesome Yet Practical, in fact, it was seen as evidence of his supposed DealWithTheDevil.



* {{Dystopia}}: Arkanar, which serves as a critique of the Soviet Union in real life.



* TheGenericGuy: Reba is described as being an utterly average and forgettable man who was simply lucky enough to secure a high ranking position in the government.



* AGodIAm: Rumata. Far from the usual use of this trope, however, which usually overlaps with DrunkWithPower, Rumata is instead nigh incapacitated by the responsibility and duty that comes with being a god and that is, quite obviously, too much for an individual who is most definitely a human.

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* AGodIAm: AGodAmI: Rumata. Far from the usual use of this trope, however, which usually overlaps with DrunkWithPower, Rumata is instead nigh incapacitated by the responsibility and duty that comes with being a god and that is, quite obviously, too much for an individual who is most definitely a human.



* LowerClassLout: Many Arkanarian peasants, who cheer on the slaughter of intellectuals and support the transformation of Arkanar into a fascist dictatorship.



* UpperClassTwit: Don Sera, Don Tameo and the other nobles

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* UpperClassTwit: Don Sera, Don Tameo and the other noblesnobles.


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* WretchedHive: Arkanar.
23rd Feb '16 11:08:07 PM SinNanna
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* EvilCripple: Arata the Hunchback, though he's more morally ambiguous than evil.


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* FatBastard: Reba in the movie.


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* GreaterScopeVillain: The Holy Order are the power behind Reba.
23rd Feb '16 11:02:46 PM SinNanna
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* LeFilmArtistique: Aleksei Gehrman's adaptation, for better or worse.



* MindScrew: The 2014 movie is ''weird'' in its execution. Combined with the fact that the story is pretty dark to begin with, it verges on SurrealHorror.

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* MindScrew: The 2014 2013 movie is ''weird'' in its execution. Combined with the fact that the story is pretty dark to begin with, it verges on SurrealHorror.
23rd Feb '16 10:59:34 PM SinNanna
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* {{Badass}}: Rumata, especially considering that his physical condition is far superior to any Arkanarian.



* ChurchMilitant

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* ChurchMilitantChurchMilitant: The Holy Order.
* ColdBloodedTorture: Happens to enemies of the state.



* CruelAndUnusualDeath: In the 2013 movie, one man is ''drowned in shit'' for the crime of writing poetry.



* InherentInTheSystem

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* InherentInTheSystemInfantImmortality: Averted. [[spoiler: The young prince is brutally murdered by Grey soldiers while Rumata watches.]]
* InherentInTheSystem: The reason why Rumata can't change Arkanar for the better.



* MindScrew: The 2014 movie is ''weird'' in its execution. Combined with the fact that the story is pretty dark to begin with, it verges on SurrealHorror.



* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: [[spoiler: After Kira's death, Rumata goes on a rampage through Arkanar and kills both Don Reba and Arata, along with many soldiers.]]

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* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: [[spoiler: After Kira's death, Rumata goes on a rampage through Arkanar and kills both Don Reba and Arata, along with many dozens of soldiers.]]


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* SceneryGorn: Plenty of this in the movie. Arkanar is a hideous place.


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* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Happens to the Grey Stormtroopers as a whole when the Holy Order arrives.
3rd Feb '16 8:17:08 AM SinNanna
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* RoaringRampageOfRevenge

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* RoaringRampageOfRevengeRoaringRampageOfRevenge: [[spoiler: After Kira's death, Rumata goes on a rampage through Arkanar and kills both Don Reba and Arata, along with many soldiers.]]
--> '''Rumata''': God, if you exist, please stop me.



* UnstoppableRage

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* UnstoppableRageUnstoppableRage: Rumata goes into one after [[spoiler: Kira is killed.]]
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