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27th Oct '15 4:05:46 AM Morgenthaler
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->''"[[TheWorldIsAlwaysDoomed The world is always in danger.]] The question is: At any given moment, just how much?"''

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->''"[[TheWorldIsAlwaysDoomed The ->''"The world is always in danger.]] danger. The question is: At any given moment, just how much?"''
22nd Jul '15 6:55:07 AM Veanne
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* Atlantis: Gets several mentions, along with other lost cities.

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* Atlantis: {{Atlantis}}: Gets several mentions, along with other lost cities.



* MexicanStandoff: Michelle claims the only way she can handle [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Charles]], [[SuperStrenght Aiden]] and Elijah is having them keep each other in check. This way she can be sure none of them'll be taken off her team.

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* MexicanStandoff: Michelle claims the only way she can handle [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Charles]], [[SuperStrenght [[SuperStrength Aiden]] and Elijah is having them keep each other in check. This way she can be sure none of them'll be taken off her team.



* PlotCoupon: Yes, the Towers can do awesomely cool stuff in the right hands. Which is why they have to be secured against Rhianna.

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* PlotCoupon: Yes, the The Towers can do awesomely cool stuff in the right hands. Which is why they have to be secured against Rhianna.[[BigBad Rhianna]].



* WhereDoesHeGetAllThoseWonderfulToys: The ''official'' budget of Michelle's RagTagBunchOfMisfits can't afford them a projector. Their actual budget... if they need it, they'll have it. Just like that.

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* WhereDoesHeGetAllThoseWonderfulToys: The ''official'' budget of Michelle's RagTagBunchOfMisfits can't afford them a projector. Their actual budget... if they need it, they'll they're gonna have it. Just like that.



* YearOutsideHourInside: [[spoiler: The Gardener's base]]

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* YearOutsideHourInside: [[spoiler: The Gardener's base]]base]].
20th Feb '15 10:37:52 PM Twiddler
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* Really700YearsOld: Valentine is old, but he won't give an exact age. Given the [[UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln people]] he [[BeenThereShapedHistory namedrops]]... [[spoiler: He seems well able to give [[GunnerkriggCourt Jones]] a run for her money]].

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* Really700YearsOld: Valentine is old, but he won't give an exact age. Given the [[UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln people]] he [[BeenThereShapedHistory namedrops]]... [[spoiler: He seems well able to give [[GunnerkriggCourt [[Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt Jones]] a run for her money]].
21st Nov '14 6:14:40 AM Veanne
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* [[ArrestedForHeroism Arrested for Turning out to Be Freakishly Powerful, Thus Scary]]: Why Elijah is in jail.
* Atlantis: Gets several mentions, along with other lost cities.


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* BoringButPractical: Elijah's opinion on military planes. His [[CoolPlane Concorde]] is much cooler, if considerably less practical.


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* ChronicHeroSyndrome: He's normally able to control it by [[StoicWoobie being]] [[ComesGreatResponsibility reasonable]], but once or twice Elijah just flips under stress and goes on a roaring rampage of helping people.
* ComesGreatResponsibility: As Elijah [[LogicalWeakness can't (or at least shouldn't)]] [[NecessaryDrawback break the laws of physics]], he tends to avoid overt use of his powers in favour of helping in mundane ways. [[MugglesDoItBetter Muggle ways may not be perfect]], but at least they run no risk of breaking ecosystems. Or reality.
* DarkIsEvil: Some of Rhianna's minions are shadows, others are [[EldritchAbomination black otherworldly things]].


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* EverythingIsOnline: And RevolutionWillBeTelevised


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* HealingFactor: All mages. They can be killed, though, it's just very difficult.
* HiddenElfVillage: Shambala, ''very'' well hidden, [[spoiler: but it's been abandoned for a while now]].


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* HonorBeforeReason: Michelle's [[spoiler: quitting her job between books.]]
* HopelessWithTech: Elijah can do the impossible with [[MagicFromTechnology his own wonderful toys]], but an iPhone? Beyond him.
* IdealIllnessImmunity: Aiden might have it. as a result of the SuperSerum


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* MarriedToTheJob: Michelle is and warns Jason about inevitability of this in their current [[OccultDetective line of work]].


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* MexicanStandoff: Michelle claims the only way she can handle [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Charles]], [[SuperStrenght Aiden]] and Elijah is having them keep each other in check. This way she can be sure none of them'll be taken off her team.


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* PowerStrainBlackout: It takes a lot to knock Elijah out, but [[HealingMagicIsTheHardest trying to heal two people at once]] does the trick.


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* RayGun: Some are built to prepare for the invasion.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Michelle, whose leadership skills are sincerely admired by Elijah.


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* TheTrickster: Valentine gets called that. Possibly rightly, though his actions in the story proper are quite straightforward.


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* UnusualUserInterface: Crystals. Running Windows 95, [[HopelessWithTech bec]][[RunningGag ause]]...


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* WeaponizedTeleportation: Rhianna, of PortalCut variety as well as [[spoiler: stealing Tokyo]] and sending mooks places by means of portals.


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* WhereDoesHeGetAllThoseWonderfulToys: The ''official'' budget of Michelle's RagTagBunchOfMisfits can't afford them a projector. Their actual budget... if they need it, they'll have it. Just like that.
* WomanInBlack: [[EvilWearsBlack Rhianna's]] silky black dress is described in loving detail.
* YearOutsideHourInside: [[spoiler: The Gardener's base]]
* VirtualGhost: The team's hacker, Lorenzo, has a [[PlayfulHacker virtual assistant]]. Who flirts.
9th Sep '14 3:59:28 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Really700YearsOld: Valentine is old, but he won't give an exact age. Given the [[AbrahamLincoln people]] he [[BeenThereShapedHistory namedrops]]... [[spoiler: He seems well able to give [[GunnerkriggCourt Jones]] a run for her money]].

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* Really700YearsOld: Valentine is old, but he won't give an exact age. Given the [[AbrahamLincoln [[UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln people]] he [[BeenThereShapedHistory namedrops]]... [[spoiler: He seems well able to give [[GunnerkriggCourt Jones]] a run for her money]].
8th Aug '14 7:36:11 AM Veanne
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* SealedGoodInACan/SealedEvilInACan: The King. Technically [[LawfulGood good]]. [[KnightTemplar Technically]].

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* SealedGoodInACan/SealedEvilInACan: SealedGoodInACan / SealedEvilInACan: The King. Technically [[LawfulGood good]]. [[KnightTemplar Technically]].
8th Aug '14 7:35:29 AM Veanne
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* [[MadOracle Manic-Depressive Oracle]]: Delores.

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* [[MadOracle Manic-Depressive Oracle]]: Delores. Makes her a bit of a GeniusSlob.



* [[Protectorate]]: Elijah's is the world in its entirety. It's right there in the blurb.

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* [[Protectorate]]: {{Protectorate}}: Elijah's is the world in its entirety. It's right there in the blurb.



* SuperSerum: Both Aiden's parents took it, aand... [[SubvertedTrope remained entirely non-super]]. Their [[SuperStrenght son]], though...

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* SuperSerum: Both Aiden's parents took it, aand... [[SubvertedTrope remained entirely non-super]]. Their [[SuperStrenght [[SuperStrength son]], though...
8th Aug '14 7:30:36 AM Veanne
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* Deadpan Snarker: Elijah is smart and bored. What did you expect?

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* Deadpan Snarker: DeadpanSnarker: Elijah is smart and bored. What did you expect?



* ForegoneConclusion: We know from the Framing Device that Valentine won't die and has saved the Earth-at-large.

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* ForegoneConclusion: We know from the Framing Device FramingDevice that Valentine won't die survives and has saved the Earth-at-large.



8th Aug '14 7:29:30 AM Veanne
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* AllLovingHero: Elijah really does love humans, while fully admitting their faults. He's not [[Glurge cutesy]] about it, but even his snarks towards [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters people who done him and the world wrong]] are rather mild.

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* AllLovingHero: Elijah really does love humans, while fully admitting their faults. He's not [[Glurge [[{{Glurge}} cutesy]] about it, but even his snarks towards [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters people who done him and the world wrong]] are rather mild.
8th Aug '14 7:28:56 AM Veanne
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* DeadpanSnarker: Elijah is smart and bored. What did you expect?
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: The Writer. [[spoiler: Until the ending of the first book, anyway.]]
* ForegoneConclusion: We know from the FramingDevice that Valentine won't die and has saved the Earth-at-large.

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* DeadpanSnarker: AllLovingHero: Elijah really does love humans, while fully admitting their faults. He's not [[Glurge cutesy]] about it, but even his snarks towards [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters people who done him and the world wrong]] are rather mild.
* BatmanGambit: Rhianna delights in outwitting Elijah.
* BeMyValentine: Elijah inherited the surname from someone he loved particularily dearly.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Elijah's an odd cookie and he [[LampshadeHanging knows it]]. At the same time being a definite GeniusBruiser with shades of GuileHero.
* CreateYourOwnVillain: [[spoiler: Elijah blames himself for Rhianna's rise to power, having failed to kill her when he had the chance]].
* Deadpan Snarker:
Elijah is smart and bored. What did you expect?
* DefaceOfTheMoon: Because nothing says "villain" quite as loud.
* TheDeterminator: Elijah. And Michelle.
* DoomedMoralVictor: Elijah is absolutely fine with taking the sadder consequences of world-saving upon himself. He'd like his friends and helpers spared, though.
* ExpendableAlternateUniverse: [[SubvertedTrope Not in this verse, they aren't]]. However, Elijah's responsibility is this reality [[spoiler: other worlds have their own protectors - Elijah's special ability is a telepathic link to them, which he uses to get advice]].
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: The Writer. [[spoiler: Until the ending of the first book, anyway.]]
anyway.
* ForegoneConclusion: We know from the FramingDevice that Valentine won't die and has saved the Earth-at-large.TheFettered: Elijah, but very much not [[TheUnfettered Rhianna]].



* [[FriendOnTheForce Friend in a Slightly Shady Government Agency]]: Michelle, for Elijah, in the first book. In the second she's quit to become a PrivateDetective, but they still consider each other friends.
* ForegoneConclusion: We know from the Framing Device that Valentine won't die and has saved the Earth-at-large.
* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen: Rhianna already rules one dimension, whose people are incapable of making a decent LaResistance.
* KungFuClairvoyance: [[spoiler: All the mages have (had) some sort of a special ability - Rhianna's is calculating the possible outcomes of a situation quickly and accurately, giving her the benefits of this trope.]]
* HonestCorporateExecutive: Elijah's day job.
* IntrepidReporter: The Writer is a down and out one. He hopes for this interview to change his luck. [[spoiler: And it does, just not the way Writer expected]].
* [[MadOracle Manic-Depressive Oracle]]: Delores.



* Really700YearsOld: Valentine is ''old'', but he won't give an exact age.

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* TheMenInBlack: They lurk around.
* TheMultiverse
* MultiversalConqueror: Rhianna, the evil mage. Mostly out of boredom, no less.
* LastOfHisKind: See title.
* LossOfIdentity: In the second book [[spoiler: Jason is surprised to learn he's lost his]]. Cue QuestForIdentity.
* OmniscientHero: Elijah (who knows exactly how good he is) [[SubvertedTrope is not one]]. And quite tired of [[BeAllMySinsRemembered explaining]] this to people.
* [[spoiler: OurAngelsAreDifferent]]: Boy, aren't they.
* OurDemonsAreDifferent: They're [[DimensionalTraveler tourists from paralell worlds]]. They do look [[AnimalisticAbomination more]] or [[UncannyValley less]] weird and display shades of BlueAndOrangeMorality, but mostly just tourists.
* [[ObfuscatingStupidity Obfuscating Sillyness]]: Elijah's favoured mode of communication, at least when there's nothing too important going on.
* ThePhilosopher: Elijah, but the [[TheCynic Writer]] tries his hand too.
* PlayAlongPrisoner: Elijah ''could'' escape, but he has [[TheFettered multiple]] [[SelfRestraint reasons]] not to. [[ProtectorBehindBars He still has a hand in things]].
* PlotCoupon: Yes, the Towers can do awesomely cool stuff in the right hands. Which is why they have to be secured against Rhianna.
* [[Protectorate]]: Elijah's is the world in its entirety. It's right there in the blurb.
* Really700YearsOld: Valentine is ''old'', old, but he won't give an exact age.age. Given the [[AbrahamLincoln people]] he [[BeenThereShapedHistory namedrops]]... [[spoiler: He seems well able to give [[GunnerkriggCourt Jones]] a run for her money]].
* SealedGoodInACan/SealedEvilInACan: The King. Technically [[LawfulGood good]]. [[KnightTemplar Technically]].
* SuperSerum: Both Aiden's parents took it, aand... [[SubvertedTrope remained entirely non-super]]. Their [[SuperStrenght son]], though...
* SwissArmyWeapon: Elijah has a shapeshifting one.
* TheyWouldCutYouUp: Aiden's parents are scared of this for him. [[spoiler: They are scared rightly.]]


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* [[spoiler: TheUnmasquedWorld]]: [[spoiler: After the Event, with rampant FantasticRacism towards demons.]]


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* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: The demons in the second book. FantasticRacism just doesn't cover it.
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