History Literature / HardToBeAGod

22nd Sep '17 12:58:10 AM KingClark
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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. 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. Considering the [[TheDungAges state of public sanitation in Arkanar]], this is almost literal.
8th May '17 2:13:15 PM Golondrina
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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.



* LeFilmArtistique: Aleksei Gehrman's adaptation, for better or worse. A rare example of the film being even weirder and darker than the book.
21st Dec '16 9:21:48 AM Gess
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* {{Dystopia}}: Arkanar, which serves as a critique of the Soviet Union in real life.

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* {{Dystopia}}: Arkanar, which serves as a critique of the Soviet Union in real life.Arkanar.
29th Sep '16 12:35:10 PM Morgenthaler
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* {{Expy}}: WordOfGod claims that Don Reba is an Expy of Lavrentiy Beria, StateSec chief during the [[UsefulNotes/JosephStalin Stalinist era]]. The character was even called Don Rebia in an early draft.


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* NoHistoricalFiguresWereHarmed: WordOfGod claims that Don Reba is inspired by Lavrentiy Beria, StateSec chief during the [[UsefulNotes/JosephStalin Stalinist era]]. The character was even called Don Rebia in an early draft.
29th Sep '16 12:34:07 PM Morgenthaler
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* {{Expy}}: WordOfGod claims that Don Reba is an Expy of Lavrentiy Beria, StateSec chief during the [[JosephStalin Stalinist era]]. The character was even called Don Rebia in an early draft.

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* {{Expy}}: WordOfGod claims that Don Reba is an Expy of Lavrentiy Beria, StateSec chief during the [[JosephStalin [[UsefulNotes/JosephStalin Stalinist era]]. The character was even called Don Rebia in an early draft.
27th Sep '16 4:12:02 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}}: Rumata, especially considering that his physical condition is far superior to any Arkanarian.
12th Jul '16 5:29:27 AM Morgenthaler
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* BeingGodIsHard: This is the topic of the book. Even though the [[SufficientlyAdvancedAlien Sufficiently Advanced Earthlings]] are not literally gods by any measure, to the native HumanAlien population of Arkanar, they are, with all the expectations and responsibilities that come with it.
10th Jun '16 4:53:31 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[spoiler: DownerEnding]]

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* [[spoiler: DownerEnding]]%%* DownerEnding
10th Jun '16 4:53:10 AM Morgenthaler
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* BigBad: Don Reba.
* BlackShirt: The Grey Stormtroopers.
* BoisterousBruiser: Baron Pampa.

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* %%* BigBad: Don Reba.
* %%* BlackShirt: The Grey Stormtroopers.
* %%* BoisterousBruiser: Baron Pampa.



* TheChessmaster: Don Reba.
* ChildrenAreInnocent: Prince, Uno.
* ChurchMilitant: The Holy Order.

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* %%* TheChessmaster: Don Reba.
* %%* ChildrenAreInnocent: Prince, Uno.
* %%* ChurchMilitant: The Holy Order.



* CorruptChurch

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* %%* CorruptChurch



* DarkerAndEdgier: The movie.
* DeadpanSnarker: Rumata.

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* %%* DarkerAndEdgier: The movie.
* %%* DeadpanSnarker: Rumata.



* DeliberatelyMonochrome: The 2013 movie.

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* %%* DeliberatelyMonochrome: The 2013 movie.



* TheDungAges: A particularly bleak example.

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* %%* TheDungAges: A particularly bleak example.



* EvilChancellor: Don Reba.

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* %%* EvilChancellor: Don Reba.



* FatBastard: Reba in the movie.
* FromBadToWorse: and worse and worse.
* FromNobodyToNightmare: Don Reba.

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* %%* FatBastard: Reba in the movie.
* %%* FromBadToWorse: and worse and worse.
* %%* FromNobodyToNightmare: Don Reba.



* GoodIsNotNice: Arata.

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* %%* GoodIsNotNice: Arata.



* HumansAreBastards

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* %%* HumansAreBastards



* TheQuisling: [[spoiler: Don Reba, to the Holy Order.]]
* RebelLeader: Arata.

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* %%* TheQuisling: [[spoiler: Don Reba, to the Holy Order.]]
* %%* RebelLeader: Arata.



* SmugSnake: Don Reba.

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* %%* SmugSnake: Don Reba.



* ThoseTwoGuys: Don Sera and Don Tameo.

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* %%* ThoseTwoGuys: Don Sera and Don Tameo.



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

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



* WretchedHive: Arkanar.

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* %%* WretchedHive: Arkanar.
25th May '16 11:26:44 AM NativeJovian
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* ImplausibleFencingPowers: Don Rumata, justified by the facts that his [[WeWillHavePerfectHealthInTheFuture physical condition is superior to any native]] and that his swordfighting techniques wouldn't be discovered in Arkanar for another couple of centuries. Still, even the best swordsman cannot hold long [[RealityEnsues against multiple attackers, all of whom are larger than himself]]. Especially when he is hampered by ThouShallNotKill rule.



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

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* MasterSwordsman: Don Rumata is universally acknowledged as the best swordsman in the Estorian metropole.metropole. Justified by the facts that his [[WeWillHavePerfectHealthInTheFuture physical condition is superior to any native]] and that his swordfighting techniques wouldn't be discovered in Arkanar for another couple of centuries. Still, even the best swordsman cannot hold long [[RealityEnsues against multiple attackers, all of whom are larger than himself]]. Especially when he is hampered by ThouShallNotKill rule.
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