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28th Jun '15 9:23:00 PM Angeldeb82
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* NoOSHACompliance: Since Disneyland Austria was shut down, it's been left abandoned until the final confrontation between Harry and "Johnny Appleseed" [[spoiler: aka Dick Klingferm]]. The main attraction is rigged to collapse at a certain point and it's [[spoiler: Klingferm's]] intention to use it to kill Harry.

* NoOSHACompliance: Since Disneyland Austria was shut down, it's been left abandoned until the final confrontation between Harry and "Johnny Appleseed" [[spoiler: aka Dick Klingferm]]. The main attraction is rigged to collapse at a certain point and it's [[spoiler: Klingferm's]] intention to use it to kill Harry.
28th Jun '15 9:21:43 PM Angeldeb82
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* FiringOneHanded: Averted. The only time Harry gets a gun, he needs both hands to keep his aim steady. Although, the implication is that said gun is a HandCannon. * GenreSavvy: Harry has devised ways of using the CrapsackWorld to his advantage.

* FiringOneHanded: Averted. The only time Harry gets a gun, he needs both hands to keep his aim steady. Although, the implication is that said gun is a HandCannon. * GenreSavvy: Harry has devised ways of using the CrapsackWorld to his advantage.HandCannon.

* FiringOneHanded: Averted. The only time Harry gets a gun, he needs both hands to keep his aim steady. Although, the implication is that said gun is a HandCannon. * GenreSavvy: Harry has devised ways of using the CrapsackWorld to his advantage.

* FiringOneHanded: Averted. The only time Harry gets a gun, he needs both hands to keep his aim steady. Although, the implication is that said gun is a HandCannon. * GenreSavvy: Harry has devised ways of using the CrapsackWorld to his advantage.ImAHumanitarian: 'Mission Man Broth.

* ImAHumanitarian: 'Mission Man Broth.
28th Jun '15 9:19:08 PM Angeldeb82
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Fixed tweaks and renamed tropes.
Set TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture, it takes place in The United States Of Europe, where [[PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad political correctness]] has reached [[DystopianEdict Dystopian Edict]] levels, and laws have been passed that forbid the discrimination of people based on race, class, gender, creed or competence. Thus, a society has been born where ''everyone'' is bad at their job because employers aren't allowed to use someone's ''actual ability to do the job'' as a reason to hire/fire someone. Most shoes are made of vegetable matter, a hotel room will only have furniture in it if you're lucky (and be completely non-existent if you're not), and signposts rarely agree with each other, let alone point the correct way. As added joke, one can track how many originally absurd rules from book were actually realised by European Union between publishing and present.
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Set TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture, it takes place in The United States Of Europe, where [[PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad political correctness]] {{political correctness|GoneMad}} has reached [[DystopianEdict Dystopian Edict]] DystopianEdict levels, and laws have been passed that forbid the discrimination of people based on race, class, gender, creed or competence. Thus, a society has been born where ''everyone'' is bad at their job because employers aren't allowed to use someone's ''actual ability to do the job'' as a reason to hire/fire someone. Most shoes are made of vegetable matter, a hotel room will only have furniture in it if you're lucky (and be completely non-existent if you're not), and signposts rarely agree with each other, let alone point the correct way. As added joke, one can track how many originally absurd rules from book were actually realised by European Union between publishing and present.

* AndNowForSomethingCompletelyDifferent: The entire book is told in first person by Harry, except for two chapters. One is the USE's version of the Miranda Rights (with a dumbed down version), the other is a Euronews broadcast where German police [[MoreDakka shoot up a car]] with an [[NoKillLikeOverkill already dead man behind the wheel]] before launching a rocket at it.....[[ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy and completely missing, instead destroying a nearby tanning factory.]]

* BOOMHeadshot: Subverted. Harry [[spoiler: shoots Klingferm in the head, but he appears to survive it. Mostly]] * BrokenPedestal: [[spoiler:Klingferm]]. * [[CIAEvilFBIGood CIA Evil Europol Good]]: [[spoiler: Klingferm is a CIA agent trying to subvert Europe.]] Europol is basically the TransatlanticEquivalent to the FBI and, though we only see one agent, he's essentially not a bad guy and is only doing his job.
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* BOOMHeadshot: BoomHeadshot: Subverted. Harry [[spoiler: shoots Klingferm in the head, but he appears to survive it. Mostly]] Mostly]]. * BrokenPedestal: [[spoiler:Klingferm]]. [[spoiler:Klingferm.]] * [[CIAEvilFBIGood CIA Evil Evil, Europol Good]]: [[spoiler: Klingferm is a CIA agent trying to subvert Europe.]] Europol is basically the TransatlanticEquivalent to the FBI and, though we only see one agent, he's essentially not a bad guy and is only doing his job.

* ChalkOutline: At the scene of a nasty accident, Harry sees a cop drawing chalk outlines around everything, including an eyeball that had got thrown from the wreckage. He gives it a {{lampshade}}.
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* ChalkOutline: At the scene of a nasty accident, Harry sees a cop drawing chalk outlines around everything, including an eyeball that had got thrown from the wreckage. He gives it a {{lampshade}}.{{lampshade|Hanging}}.

* ChalkOutline: At DangerouslyGenreSavvy: [[spoiler: Klingferm, until the scene of a nasty accident, Harry sees a cop drawing chalk outlines around everything, including an eyeball that had got thrown from the wreckage. He gives it a {{lampshade}}.end.]]

* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: [[spoiler: Klingferm, until the end.]]
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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: [[spoiler: Klingferm, until the end.]]TheDragon: Wolfie.

* LittleUselessGun: Wolfie's Derringer. Harry reckons it's only good for an [[EyeScream eye shot]] at point blank range. Given Wolfie's sadistic nature, that's probably what he did use it for.
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* LittleUselessGun: Wolfie's Derringer. Harry reckons it's only good for an [[EyeScream eye shot]] {{eye s|cream}}hot at point blank range. Given Wolfie's sadistic nature, that's probably what he did use it for.

* NoKillLikeOverkill: The German police in the Euronews chapter. Also Superintendant Debary of the Food Crimes squad, who goes to restaurant inspections armed to the teeth.

* ShoutOut: Harry Salt and Harry Tequila are names Harry chooses when drinking Tequila with Klingferm after he finishes his training. Klingferm advises him not to pick the name [[Film/TheThirdMan Harry Lime]]. Doubles as {{Foreshadowing}}, as Klingferm [[spoiler: is really the BigBad who fakes his own death.]]
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* ShoutOut: Harry Salt and Harry Tequila are names Harry chooses when drinking Tequila with Klingferm after he finishes his training. Klingferm advises him not to pick the name [[Film/TheThirdMan Harry Lime]]. Doubles as {{Foreshadowing}}, as Klingferm [[spoiler: is really the BigBad who fakes his own death.]]death]].

* SuperIdentikit: Averted. Harry gets identikitted and the image is shown on Euronews. Luckily, it looks more like [[PlanetOfTheApes Dr Zaius]] than Harry. * SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: Superindendant Debary, who slept with all three daughters of a restaurant owner separately and all together (he even has written consent). [[SarcasmMode The fact that he was giving said restaurant a clean bill of health had nothing to do with it]]. * TheDragon: Wolfie.
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* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: The entire book is told in first person by Harry, except for two chapters. One is the USE's version of the Miranda Rights (with a dumbed down version), the other is a Euronews broadcast where German police [[MoreDakka shoot up a car]] with an [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill already dead man behind the wheel]] before launching a rocket at it.....[[ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy and completely missing, instead destroying a nearby tanning factory.]] * SuperIdentikit: Averted. Harry gets identikitted and the image is shown on Euronews. Luckily, it looks more like [[PlanetOfTheApes [[Film/PlanetOfTheApes Dr Zaius]] than Harry. * SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: Superindendant Debary, who slept with all three daughters of a restaurant owner separately and all together (he even has written consent). [[SarcasmMode The fact that he was giving said restaurant a clean bill of health had nothing to do with it]]. it.]] * TheDragon: Wolfie.ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: The German police in the Euronews chapter. Also Superintendant Debary of the Food Crimes squad, who goes to restaurant inspections armed to the teeth.
16th Feb '15 7:20:22 PM Ojin
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Set TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture, it takes place in The United States Of Europe, where [[PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad political correctness]] has reached its logical conclusion, and laws have been passed that forbid the discrimination of people based on race, class, gender, creed or competence. Thus, a society has been born where ''everyone'' is bad at their job because employers aren't allowed to use someone's ''actual ability to do the job'' as a reason to hire/fire someone. Most shoes are made of vegetable matter, a hotel room will only have furniture in it if you're lucky (and be completely non-existent if you're not), and signposts rarely agree with each other, let alone point the correct way. As added joke, one can track how many originally absurd rules from book were actually realised by European Union between publishing and present.
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Set TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture, it takes place in The United States Of Europe, where [[PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad political correctness]] has reached its logical conclusion, [[DystopianEdict Dystopian Edict]] levels, and laws have been passed that forbid the discrimination of people based on race, class, gender, creed or competence. Thus, a society has been born where ''everyone'' is bad at their job because employers aren't allowed to use someone's ''actual ability to do the job'' as a reason to hire/fire someone. Most shoes are made of vegetable matter, a hotel room will only have furniture in it if you're lucky (and be completely non-existent if you're not), and signposts rarely agree with each other, let alone point the correct way. As added joke, one can track how many originally absurd rules from book were actually realised by European Union between publishing and present.
18th Sep '14 11:05:01 AM CynicalBastardo
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* NeverFoundTheBody: Harry shoots [[spoiler: Klingferm]] [[BoomHeadshot in the head]], but he seems to survive it, despite a large chunk of his brain being splattered against the wall. He manages to escape, though Zuccho is sure that he's in no fit state to make any plans.
18th Sep '14 11:01:18 AM CynicalBastardo
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%% * CrapsackWorld
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%% * CrapsackWorldCrapsackWorld: In a world where being incapable of actually doing your job will not disqualify you from it, nothing works properly. PoliceAreUseless, public services are full of {{Obstructive Bureaucrat}}s and taking a flight won't even get you to your intended destination without some mishap occurring.

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%% * NoOSHAComplianceNoOSHACompliance: Since Disneyland Austria was shut down, it's been left abandoned until the final confrontation between Harry and "Johnny Appleseed" [[spoiler: aka Dick Klingferm]]. The main attraction is rigged to collapse at a certain point and it's [[spoiler: Klingferm's]] intention to use it to kill Harry.

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%% * NoOSHAComplianceRecklessGunUsage: Zuccho has a [[HairTriggerTemper nasty habit]] of ''opening fire'' when he's been [[BerserkButton told to calm down]].
26th Aug '13 4:02:21 PM Seanette
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* VomitIndiscretionShot: The entire dinner party incident is an extended version.
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* VomitIndiscretionShot: The entire dinner party incident is an extended version.version, and also features a VomitChainReaction.
19th Aug '13 12:48:13 PM CynicalBastardo
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* CutHisHeartOutWithASpoon: Harry threatens to strangle the mechanic with bubble wrap.
8th Jul '13 7:15:45 AM EarlOfSandvich
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* MythologyGag: Harry states that Zuccho makes Captain Bligh look like a management genius. Oslo used the same insult on Captain Gwent in ''{{Colony}}''.
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* MythologyGag: Harry states that Zuccho makes Captain Bligh look like a management genius. Oslo used the same insult on Captain Gwent in ''{{Colony}}''.''Literature/{{Colony}}''.

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30th Jun '13 5:03:22 AM CynicalBastardo
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* RagingStiffie: Lupo, the waiter on the train, has priapism. He actually manages to clock Harry on the back of his head with his erection. Harry himself gets one when he meets [[TheTease Gina]] and notes that he might fall over dead should he try to stand up.
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