History Literature / HardToBeAGod

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.
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.
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