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''Welcome to Pripyat, the heart of the zone of exclusion surrounding the infamous Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. Though long since abandoned by humans, the cityís dog population thrives. However, the population is getting out of control, and in the tradition that has grown here over the decades a tournament is being held to cull the numbers. Can you survive?''
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[[http://chernobyl-curs.deviantart.com/ Chernobyl Curs]], abbreviated as CC, is an OriginalCharacterTournament on the art website [[http://www.deviantart.com/ Deviantart]]. It is set in the city of Pripyat, the town most affected by the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, where all humans have deserted. The OCT is restricted to dog characters and whatever non-combatant animal companions they happen to have.

Chernobyl Curs ended on January 18th, 2013. It was won by [[spoiler:[[http://corvusraven.deviantart.com/ Corvusraven]] with her character, Untoten.]]

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!! This OCT provides examples of:
[[folder:General tropes]]
* AbandonedArea: By humans, but not wildlife.
* AllThereInTheManual: A lot of the background information, such as why the dogs are fighting, the round introductions, even character back stories, and explanations for how their abilities work (if any) is rarely flat-out stated in most of the entries. Some choose to incorporate the backstory of the tournament and round introductions into their round, while others don't. Some characters with extensive backstories never have it brought up in-story. It can make the tournament hard to follow if you're not already involved, but this is true for most OCTs.
* AmplifiedAnimalAptitude: These dogs have higher cognitive ability than real dogs, but by how much depends on each writer/artist.
* AnyoneCanDie: It's an OCT full of wild, presumably desperate dogs in a tournament that has no rules. Anybody can be killed at any time - though it only becomes canonical if the killer moves on.
* ArtisticLicenseBiology: Depending on the artist/writer, to various degrees.
** A quick but numerous example: claws. Dogs do not use their claws for fighting. Yet this can be commonplace in some entries.
* ArtShift
* AWorldHalfFull: Some of the more optimistic dogs see Pripyat in this way.
* BattleInTheRain: Potentially all of Round 2.
* BeingGoodSucks: In general the idealistic and well intentioned do not last long in Pripyat.
* BearsAreBadNews: Round 4 brought bears into the city. Featured prominently in Jet and Untoten's entries.
* BewareOfViciousDog: ...What were you expecting?
* BlackAndGrayMorality: Several portrayals of the tournament are like this. However, one could argue that there is also a lot of BlueAndOrangeMorality considering all of the characters are dogs and therefore have different moral codes than humans. See below.
* BlueAndOrangeMorality: The characters are all dogs and therefore have different moral and ethical standards than humans would have. However, this often comes down to interpretation of the artist as some characters have much more human mentalities than other. Justified for some in that a few dogs were human pets and not ferals.
* CallBack: Quite common the further into the tournament you go, where at some point it's expected that you make call backs.
* TheCameo
* CarnivoreConfusion: So can those rabbits/birds/rats/cats/etc talk to the dogs or not? Depends on the writer/artist.
* CrapsackWorld: The city is often portrayed in this manner.
* DeadlyGame: No, it's not a pageant, Adele.
* DreamSequence: Used often as flashbacks.
* EmpathicEnvironment: Potentially all of Round 2.
* EverythingMakesAMushroom: A few artists have depicted the Chernobyl disaster this way. While explosions did occur, they were not the type that could produce mushroom clouds.
* ExpressiveEars: Well, they are dogs.
* {{Flanderization}}: Because of the difficulty of portraying the little details someone else's character correctly, especially when you don't know the full extent of their motivation and backstory, cameos can occasionally result in this.
* ForbiddenZone: Pripyat itself, at least for humans.
* FurriesAreEasierToDraw: Except with dogs; possible reason for the stunning turnout for this OCT.
* GambitPileup: Basically how Jet's round goes between him and Bosso trying to outsmart each other.
* GrayingMorality: Happening as the story goes on and characters lose the idealism they had at the tournament's start. The best example is probably Tyson's reaction to [[spoiler:watching Vendel die.]]
* GreatOffscreenWar: While not exactly a war, the previous tournament is often regarded in this manner.
* GhostCity
* ILoveNuclearPower
* IntellectualAnimal
* ItIsBeyondSaving: Some of the more cynical dogs see Pripyat in this way.
* JoinOrDie
* KilledOffForReal: Until the round announcements are made you don't know which entry is canon and who may end up dead. Once the announcements are up, expect to see this trope showing up.
** Occurs also before a round is canon. In Round 4 of Caesar's entry, it first appears that [[spoiler: Spoon]] may still have a chance of being alive after he wondered off. Balloon later confirms that [[spoiler: he's dead after she finds his corpse. ]]
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters
* MagicalAbortion: Averted in the case of [[spoiler: Speakeasy, who starved herself in order to force a miscarriage in a realistic and deliberately appalling way.]]
* MistakenForPregnant: The opposite happens, where Untoten is mistaken for being fat.
* MostWritersAreHuman: Mostly Point #2
* NoSexAllowed: The penalty imposed on those who lose the tournament; assuming they aren't killed obviously.
* NoWomansLand: You do not want to be a pregnant female in Pripyat during a famine.
* OnlyAFleshWound: In the wild an open wound can kill an animal in days. Some dogs here shrug off major cuts and broken bones.
* PopulationControl: The premise behind the tournament.
* PutOnABus: A very likely possibility for any character that does not advance in a round. Quite literally happened to Harry in Round 2.
* RealSongThemeTune: The title names for each match up.
* SavageWolves / NobleWolf: Averted. Wolves (and dogs that look like them) are expressly forbidden in the rules.
* ShipTease
* SlidingScaleofAnimalCommunication: Harry aside, either [[AnimalTalk Level 3]] or Level 7 depending on the writer/artist.
* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: All over the place.
* SlippySlideyIceWorld: Pripyat becomes one for round three thanks to an ice storm that covered the entire city in an inch of ice overnight.
* TakeThat: Characters belonging to people who drop out of the tournament without submitting have a habit of showing up in the background of Speakeasy's entries in the Blind Pig. As corpses for Bloodybeard to chop up and distribute to the staff to eat.
* TalkingAnimal: Justified
* ThereCanBeOnlyOne
* TheSocialDarwinist: The dogs who believe the tournament is the best way to manage the population issue.
* ViceCity: Pripyat
* ViewersAreGoldfish: Many people begin their round with the lead-in scene, that has already been provided by the host before the round even began. Justified, however, as there are plenty of spectators who only follow one or two competitors and never read the lead-ins.
* WeAreStrugglingTogether: It seems all four semifinalists agree that something has to be done about the tournament and/or the city. They all disagree on what exactly that 'something' is.
* WretchedHive: The city of Pripyat, as you have probably guessed by now.
* {{Xenofiction}}
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[[folder: Character Tropes]]
* AbusiveParents
* AccessoryWearingCartoonAnimal: 'Cartoon' depends, but some dogs are accessorizing quite well.
* AerithAndBob: Lairynth and Mark.
* AesopAmnesia: No matter how many times she gets used and lied to, no matter how much she angsts about it, Speakeasy is too dense to realize she shouldn't believe everything other people say. This being especially the case if the person in question just blatantly lied to her not two minutes ago.
* AManIsNotAVirgin: Averted with Vendel because of his self-imposed religious duty. Leads to some humorous [[http://amilialongtail.deviantart.com/art/CC-Intro-Page-11-248225161 discussions]]
** Averted again with Caesar who is asexual.
* AMillionIsAStatistic: Beyra's death has a lot more weight than pretty much all of the characters in the round to die before her combined. And there were a lot to die before her.
* AndCallHimGeorge: Literally with Nonsensical and her companion, George the tin can.
* AnimalTesting: Several of the characters; Elkona, Rosco, Cusith, Lairynth, and Mark.
* AntiVillain: Jet is Type III
* AsskickingEqualsAuthority: How Beyra got her job as tournament host.
* ArtificialLimbs: King as well as Kayd.
* AscendedExtra: Iza has very limited involvement in most of the rounds with Marcus, but takes a dominant focus for a good portion of Round 3.
** Bloodybeard was originally supposed to be a reoccurring background character.
** Balloon was originally one of the auditioners but because of extenuating circumstances her creator had to drop out. Later, her creator becomes one of the tournament judges and Balloon can be seen in cameos as one of Beyra's helpers.
** All of the aids may be considered this after the group picture.
* AwfulTruth: Speakeasy trusts Bosso implicitly. When she learns he was lying to her about the nature of the tournament, it does not go over well.
* {{Asexuality}}: Caesar
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: More like attention deficit... ooh sexy! Dart volunteers to join the tournament in place of another dog, and on the way there promptly gets distracted following a handsome german shepherd.
** Spoon is also frequently distracted by shiny objects. Or any object created by humans for that matter. He spent a good fifteen minutes during the first round wearing a human shoe for no other reason than his own amusement.
* AWizardDidIt: It has become something of a running joke for Captain to explain any minor detail of inconsistency. How do all the dogs in the various auditions keep knocking over trash cans that should have been blown over by the wind decades ago? Captain has OCD and obsessively picks them up!
* BackForTheFinale: Buckshot shows up in the finale round for Speakeasy. [[spoiler: He's not doing too well.]]
** Various characters from past rounds, both alive and dead, show up in the finale round for both competitors.
* BadassAdorable: Standing at 7 inches, Untoten is arguably a type of ugly cute. And despite her size, she has indeed made it to the Final round, securing her as an indisputable badass.
* BadassNormal: While some of the dogs have 'abilities' a good many go without.
* BawdySong: Speakeasy is prone to these
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: In the beginning of Round 3, Shotgun expressed annoyance that there hadn't been much bloodshed. Well, he got his wish. [[spoiler: Unfortunately a lot of it was his.]]
* BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil: Cryus had shades of this.
* BelligerentSexualTension: Ronnie and Antonio
* BerserkButton: There are a couple dogs who seem to have these. For instance, do not under any circumstances get within three feet of Hiru and say anything remotely romantic to her; don't mention Beyra, Marx's father, or the last Tournament to said Marx's face - unless you're prepared to run really fast.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Jet's polite and cheerful personality was revealed to be a facade. He is a cold psychopath who wants to take over Pripyat.
* BirthDeathJuxtaposition: Nasaya's mother is killed days after she was born.
* BlatantLies: Boar meat eh?
* BlindingBangs: Hiru and Bloodybeard
* BloodbathVillainOrigin: Jet's first act on the road to corruption was slaughtering his entire family.
* BloodIsTheNewBlack: Bloodybeard, much like his nickname suggests.
* BodyHorror: A lovely example [[http://songdog-strayfang.deviantart.com/art/CC-Audition-Pg7-206211387 here]]
* BowtiesAreCool: Kingston
* BreakingLecture
--> '''Beyra:''' "You may do grown up things- but you still act like an immature pup. Mature adults don't screw around between rounds and skip important meetings. They know how to take care of themselves. And they know when not to show their teeth. I let you get away with a lot of crap, you know?"
* BreakingTheFourthWall: Have you noticed these ominous posters which one can happen to find around Speakeasy?
* BreakTheCutie: What will likely happen to the younger/more innocent competitors.
* BrokenBird: Vendel's entries have strongly indicated that Beyra may be this.
* BullyAndWimpPairing: Hiru and Yoru
* ButICantBePregnant: [[spoiler: Speakeasy]] finds out the hard way that there are consequences for sleeping around with everything that moves. Even if none of the critically undernourished whores you live with ever seem to suffer said consequences.
* ButForMeItWasTuesday: Both subverted and played straight with Speakeasy. She goes from casually stating that death happens all the time in Pripyat and she doesn't keep track of it to getting offended when Untoten accuses her of not caring about the carnage.
* ButNotTooForeign: A ''lot'' of the dogs come from different countries (France, England, and America to name a few) but somehow ended up in Pripyat, Ukraine.
* CarryABigStick: Marcus comes close enough to this trope with his constant trusty stick companion.
* CatchPhrase: Captain is very 'bi-winning' and he will remind you of this once per page.
* CatsAreMean: Soot
* CelibateHero: What Vendel wishes he could be.
* ChekhovsGun: Do not eat the boar meat...
* ClusterFBomb: Holly and RJ... yes.
* ColossusClimb: Untoten scales Mount Speakeasy in the final round.
* ColourCodedForYourConvenience: Hiru=blue eyes and blue font, Yoru=red eyes and red font.
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Speakeasy, you really shouldn't be so happy about the tournament's penalty... Although that dance is fun to watch.
* CombatPragmatist: Jet isnít afraid to resort to threats, blackmail, and other dirty tricks to win his fights.
* CompanionCube: George to Nonsensical.
** Conall with Myne and Vendel with Daloris, although it's unclear if Myne and Daloris are real spirits or not.
* ConceptsAreCheap: How Beyra and Speakeasy feel about the other semi-finalists preaching a lack of fairness and a need for change in Pripyat.
--> '''Speakeasy:''' Jet didnít really say none Ďbout how he was gonna make the city a better place. I ainít sure even he really knew.
* ConditionedToAcceptHorror: Growing up surrounded constantly by death and sex, Speakeasy has become desensitized to the horrors of Pripyat, so far as to cheerfully singing songs about rape and murder.
* ConsummateLiar: Jet and Bosso, both with smiles on their faces.
* ConvenientlyAnOrphan: Many characters
* CoveredWithScars: Savior and Rok
* DarkAndTroubledPast
* DarkestHour: The Finale is moving in this direction.
** In Speakeasy's round, sunrise reveals the street littered with corpses torn apart by the Fratelli, the Blind Pig, and their supporters.
* DavidVersusGoliath: In the finale we have Untoten (7 inches tall) fighting Speakeasy (31 inches tall)
* DeathBySex: One of the random 'female workers' at the Blind Pig apparently suffers this after sleeping with Lucy.
** Later revealed that she wasn't.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: Occasionally occurs
* DelusionsOfEloquence: Balloon, and her mile long dialog.
* DemonicPossession: Tyson amusingly mistook Stan for a demon manipulating Benny when he first saw the wolfhound's shadow form.
** Gavin, on the other hand, suffered from the real deal until he was killed by Marx.
* DogStereotype
** BigFriendlyDog: The Great Danes in this tournament are some of the friendliest faces around.
** DogsAreDumb: Dunce
** OldDog: Dogs 6+ years of age: Baikal, Savior, Avi, Mancs, Ben, Beyra, Kingston, Cu Sith, Bosso
* TheDitz: Steve just wants to be friends.
* Dismotivation: Speakeasy for the first few rounds actively tries to get eliminated from the tournament.
* DysfunctionJunction: Basically, everyone. Let's just list a few....
** Jet: [[spoiler: His family tried to kill him for being a runt. He escaped and joined a circus, where his mentor would later be killed. He joins the tournament in hopes to 'make the city better', using lies and tricks to advance. The death of his opponent and friend Caesar begins to affect him. He eventually begins to crack before acquiring fatal injuries in R5. ]]
** Speakeasy: [[spoiler: She's taken in by Bosso at the age of 4 months to work as a prostitute through a nonverbal miscommunication. As a result, she almost kills her first client in a panic and later chews off her own deewclaws from stress. She grows up in the brothel/cannibal butchershop surrounded by sex and death, witnessing all of Pripyat's horrors. She starves herself to prevent another pregnancy, as she fears that she'll be killed if she becomes pregnant. Bosso, who acts as a father figure, boss, and an occasional sex partner for Speakeasy, tricks her into entering the tournament. When she finds out, her personality nose dives. ]]
** Tyson: [[spoiler: After witnessing the death of his human family, Tyson acquires short term memory loss. Though he has witnessed death in the tournament, specifically that of his mentor/friend Vendel, he continually forgets all of the bad things that happen to him.]]
* TheDragon: Bloodybeard seems to be this for Bosso.
* EnemyMine: Ronnie says at one point that members of the Fratelli have ended up dead because of the Blind Pig. Yet Bernardo still allies his gang with Bosso's in their rebellion against the tournament.
* EternallyPearlyWhiteTeeth: Averted; several characters are specifically mentioned as having yellow or decaying teeth.
* EurekaMoment: Beyra puts together that Hiru should have won the first round against Speakeasy when the fight with Untoten causes Speakeasy to vomit up bile. Beyra recognizes the smell as the same from the meat.
* EverythingsBetterWithSparkles: Except [[http://songdog-strayfang.deviantart.com/art/CC-Round-2-Pg9-278953273 Lucy]]
* EverythingsBetterWithRainbows: Captain
* EyelessFace: Borf
* EyepatchOfPower: Jet's bandana which hides his damaged eye
* EyeScream: Tyson suffered this during round two.
* EvilTwin: Savior is sort of unintentionally this to Vendel.
* ExpositoryHairStyleChange: While not exactly a hairstyle change, in several flashbacks Speakeasy is shown with silvery grey fur and a tawny muzzle. After [[spoiler:her pregnancy scare she begins starving herself]]. Because of this her fur turns a brownish/greenish grey with a faded tan muzzle and her coat looks grungey.
* {{Expy}}: It's not uncommon to find expy characters serving minor roles in the tournament.
** Junktion of Rashan Island and Revival OCTs appears as a follower of Vendel in their entry.
** Bosso is an expy of another of their creator's characters.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Jet was revealed to be this in the semi-final round.
* FetchQuest: Round 4 of Untoten vs Erx became something like this. To win the round and advance to the semifinals, they had to be the first one to return to Beyra with a ''spoon''.
* FinishHim: Beyra is sometimes played like this, showing disappointment or annoyance when someone does not kill their opponent and sometimes going as far to encouraging murder. Of course, this depends on the person writing.
** Bosso gives this speech in both of the entries for the final round.
*** Untoten's Round
-->''Bosso:''' "What are you waiting for Speakeasy? Kill her now."
*** Speakeasy's Round
-->''Bosso:''' "You should not abandon unfinished work.
* ForeignCussWord: Holly and RJ like to use those. Gizmo as well. Ronnie sure knows her Italian.
* ForeignLanguageTitle: Vendel's audition is "Para Bellum", Latin for "Prepare for War".
* FoodAsBribe: How Jet motivates Hazelís pack to help him.
** Food serves as the currency upon which the Blind Pig's buisness is run.
* FreakOut: Speakeasy has one at the end of Round Four upon learning that Bosso was lying to and using her.
* FromNobodyToNightmare: At the start of the tournament Jet is just one more immigrant to Pripyat that no one knows or respects. By the end of the semi-final he is well into ThePlan to take over Pripyat.
* FunSize: Untoten, one of the smallest (if not smallest) dogs in the tournament. And also a semifinalist.
* GenderEqualsBreed: Both played straight and subverted.
** Nasaya is a female Afghan hound mix and Rico is a male doberman. Meanwhile Kazra is a ''male'' Afghan hound, and Mugsy is a ''female'' doberman.
* GenderBlenderName: Lucy.... or is it?
* GiveHimANormalLife: Nasaya's mother died fighting in the tournament in hopes that if she won her daughter would have a better life. Nasaya ends up fighting in the same tournament, wanting revenge.
* GoryDiscretionShot: We do not actually see [[spoiler:Beyra being ripped open and her unborn fetuses spilled into the snow,]] but the implication is pretty clear. Comes off as a bit odd considering that not only have [[spoiler:gutted, gut spilling dogs been casually show on screen before, so have gutted pregnant dogs.]]
* GratuitousFrench: Adele
* GratuitousGerman: RJ, who only seems to know the words "Scheiße" and "Schwester", as well as the expression "zum Henker".
* GratuitousItalian: Ronnie
* GratuitousSpanish: Gizmo
* GutPunch: A lot of people guessed that the reason Speakeasy doesn't eat is because of the black bile that corrodes her stomach. [[spoiler:They were wrong. She's actually starving herself on purpose to not get pregnant, a trend that started when she forced herself to miscarry a litter.]]
* GuttedLikeAFish: Victims of the Blind Pig. Especially those who ended up as no-shows after deadline.
* GuysAreSlobs: One or two random male extras in Ronnie's entries fit this.
* HarmlessFreezing: There are several occasions of Deltora using his ice powers to freeze someone in a solid block of ice, and yet they come out of it surprisingly well each time.
* HellishPupils: Averted by Vipen, who has snake eyes but is fairly nice.
* {{Hermaphrodite}}: Speakeasy and Lucy.
* HeWhoFightsMonsters: Jet, arguably. He spends a good portion of his round four entry trying to justify that murder is sometimes okay, because he killed his entire family after they abused him as a puppy. However he never really presents a convincing argument ''why'' it is okay. He just sounds like he's trying to convince himself he didn't do anything wrong.
* {{Hypocrite}}: In Speakeasy's round, Untoten says that the dogs need a way to control their population, and one of the ways to do this would be to limit breeding (thus why she is in favor of keeping the tournament). Speakeasy points out, however, that Untoten herself is pregnant and therefore adding to the problem. Furthermore, she is pregnant with a tournament loser who shouldn't have bred in the first place and is therein breaking the very rules she is fighting for,
** Untoten then points out the hypocrisy behind Speakeasy's involvement. Bosso wants to prove that the tournament is horrible, unfair, travesty that forces dogs to kill one another and rips families apart. He proves his point by ''killing more dogs''.
* HotBlooded
* HumansAreTheRealMonsters: The backstory for a few of the competitors.
* IControlMyMinionsThrough
** For Bosso a combination of indoctrination, sadism, fear, and "money" (in the form of food.)
** Jet uses a combination of kindness and bribery.
* IdenticalTwinIDTag: Nikolai and Victor; they were even more so before Nikolai's scar was added to help distinguish them more.
* IdiotHoudini: Speakeasy, at least in the early rounds.
* ImaginaryFriend: Aurelie to Hazel? Vendel and Daloris? Conall and Myne? George and Non? Are they insane or is it real. There's something wrong here either way.
* ImAHumanitarian: Dante, Rok, and Bosso
* IntergenerationalFriendship: Several dogs fall under this trope. While 2-3 years may not seem like much in human time, dogs age faster and have shorter life spans. However, it often comes down to whether or not the characters are portrayed to reflect their age.
** Bloodybeard is at least twice Speakeasy's age and the difference shows.
** Marcus and Iza, 3 and 6 respectively
** Dante and Adele, although Adele isn't portrayed as still being a puppy, and Dante is described as "young at at heart".
** Walter and Gizmo
* InTheEndYouAreOnYourOwn: Beyra says this to Speakeasy going into the final round.
* {{Invisibility}}: Untoten can make parts of her body turn invisible.
* IronicName: The name of the dog who enjoys killing and eating other dogs, lies about the food he 'sells', runs a brothel, and deceives another dog into taking his place in the tournament? [[spoiler: Angel.]]
* IronLady: Beyra, who refuses to let her own suspicions slip around her already terrified aids.
* ItGetsEasier: Antonio says something along these lines to Ronnie after she kills Ajn. Ends up being one of the main themes of Ronnie's story arc, calling back to the "rule of five" mentioned in her audition.
--> '''Bernardo:''' Ye shouldn't cuss like an adult until ye've at least killed 5 dogs. Ye know why?
--> '''Ronnie:''' Because the first is a mistake, the second is a failure, the third is terrifying and the fourth is reluctant. The fifth one is acceptance.
* LampshadeHanging: Buckshot, in referrer to Harry's anthropomorphized arms.
-->'''Buckshot:''' "How is he doing that?!"
* LargeAndInCharge: Beyra, although she insists she has no real authority over anything except the tournament.
** Averted with Bosso who is surrounded by big burly bruisers, but is himself actually not that physically imposing.
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: Marcus has this for the first six months of his life, Cara has no memory of her life before she met Rico, and Nonsensical has no memory period.
* LawfulNeutral: Beyra, and possibly the proctors
* LovableSexManiac: Lucy and Speakeasy.
* LoveTriangle: There may be a few of these in the works.
* MadnessMantra: "I am Erx. I am alive. I burn on. I never fade. I will survive. I am Erx."
* MajorInjuryUnderreaction: Tyson has an unbelievably casual reaction to his eye being gouged out. He states casually that it hurts ďlike a mother,Ē but does nothing else to imply that the wound bothers him at all.
* MakeAnExampleOfThem: All of the tournament proctors were ruthelessly slaughtered by the members of the Blind Pig. Why? To intimidate anyone who might support the tournament into reconsidering their opinion.
* MamaBear: Nasaya has this with Dax.
* ManipulativeBastard: Bosso, and surprisingly Stan the rabbit
* MeaningfulName
* MercifulMinion: Speakeasy actually tries to give Beyra an indirect warning about Bosso's plans for her. Beyra has more or less already figured out the gist of what's going on, however, and ignores the warning.
* MoralityChain: Several cases throughout
* MoralMyopia: The Blind Pig argues that it isn't right for the tournament to facilitate the unbridled slaughter of more that sixty dogs. They make their point by indulging in the unbridled slaughter of every dog who supports it.
* MultipleHeadCase: Molotov
* MysteriousPast: The blue dog who talked Jet into joining the tournament. Very little (in canon) information is given on her.
* NeverBeHurtAgain: Part of Jetís motivation; after the death of the only person he ever cared about, he resolved never to open his heart to anyone again.
* NiceHat: Kingston does not like it when people mess with his hat.
** Conall's skull mask, which is supposedly possessed, might also qualify.
* NightmareSequence: Caesar and Ronnie in Round 3.
* NonActionGuy: Untoten's mate, Jason, is not allowed to help her in the tournament because he has already competed in it once before and lost.
* NonHumanSidekick (or non dog side kick): George, Stan, Ashby, Soot, Lambert, Jin, "Bird", Trinity, Rei, Chip, Tod, Jera, Vera, Candice, Mook, and Akmen. In words, a lot.
* NonhumansLackAttributes: Both played straight and averted, depending on the individual artist.
** Amusingly lampshaded in some miscellaneous art of Speakeasy, who is intersex and the exact genitalia she may have is ambiguous.
* NonverbalMiscommunication: In a flashback of Speakeasy as a puppy she appears to agree to "work" for the Blind Pig in exchange for food. [[spoiler: It turns out that because her mother was a mute she had never acquired language and thus had no idea what Bosso was saying. She only recognized the word "food" and reacted in a positive manner. Later on when she's introduced to a 'client', she has a freak-out moment and nearly kills the guy. ]]
* OddFriendship: Any of the non-canine companions, bonus points if they happen to be a herbivore as well.
* OfficialCouple: Untoten and Jason, who have been together since before the tournament started (the former of which is pregnant with the latter's pups)
* OffingTheOffspring: [[spoiler: What Jet's parent attempted, and failed at. ]]
* OlderThanTheyLook: Beyra's age has gotten poked at a few times. No one seems to notice that Bosso is the same age as Beyra, so much so he kept getting left out of the OldDog trope.
* OldSoldier: Beyra, and to an extent Bloodybeard.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Bosso, Bloodybeard, Spoon/Spork/Sputnik/etc, Savior
** Later revealed that [[spoiler: Bloodybeard's real name is Pigeon, and Bosso's real name is Angel.]]
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: Each round, Speakeasy sings some sort of (usually horrible) song, mainly in the form of a narrative. Except in Round 4, after [[spoiler: finding out that Bosso had been lying to her about the consequences of the tournament.]]
-->'''Speakeasy:''' "This is my city, a winter shithole. But I ain't never remember it bein' this dark in broad day light. And I ain't never remember a time I couldn't sing."
* ParentalIncest: Depending on how you want to view the relationship between [[spoiler: Speakeasy and Bosso, considering he's raised her since she was 4 months.]]
* PerpetualSmiler: It takes a lot to get rid of Bosso's smile.
** Lucy finds a way.
* PregnantBadass: Untoten probably qualifies.
* PropagandaMachine: Speakeasy's roll in the Blind Pig's slaughter of the tournament proctors.
* PunchClockVillain: Rose, who shows little personal investment in what the Blind Pig does outside of his own task of managing the whores.
* PunnyName: Justin Tyme.
* TheQuietOne: Nonsensical
* RapeAsBackstory: Hiru's brother attempted this on her, resulting in Yoru (her other personality)
* RaisedByHumans: Several character, but in particular Vendel who uses this reasoning for why he can read, quote the bible, and believes in the preachings of God, despite being a dog.
* RaisedByDudes: Speakeasy's personality makes a lot more sense when you think about where she lived and her prominent parental figures.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: This is a good sign that you should leave Hiru alone.
* RefugeInAudacity: Speakeasy's rounds can fall into this. So far, we've dealt with [[spoiler: rape, death, murder, prostitution, cannibalism, ripping open pregnant dogs as population control, adoptive parent incest, intersexuality, hypersexuality, disemboweling, forced miscarriage, self starvation, and self mutilation. ]] While a lot of these themes are touched upon in other entries, Speakeasy's provides examples for all of them throughout the rounds.
** Lucy's rounds and SEs can fall into this as well.
* ResetButton: Tyson forgets all traumatic experiences that happened to him the previous day. Averted because the events still actually happen, he just has no memory of them.
* RetiredBadass: Beyra
* RoofHopping: How the match between Zasha and Rakta-Pa ends. She makes the jump. [[spoiler:He doesn't. ]]
* SelfMadeOrphan: Jet
* ScarsAreForever
** Averted with Speakeasy who is shown having scars where her dewclaws should be in flashbacks that faded away with time.
* SceneryPorn: Spoon and Dunce's entries can fall into this
* SelfMadeOrphan: Jet, who killed his family in order to get revenge for his abusive past.
* ShellShockedVeteran: Bloodybeard is occasionally implied to be this; it is stated that he was never really the same after the previous tournament.
* ShesGotLegs: Speakeasy might very well be part giraffe.
** Nasaya, Nonsensical, and Dash make a good case too.
* ShooOutTheClowns: Arguably heading in this direction, especially after [[spoiler:the death of Spoon ]] in Round 3.
* SilentPartner: Soot with Captain. Ashby with King as well.
* SirSwearsALot: The young puppy Adele uses the word "fuck" to express every emotion from excitement to rage, and says it at least once or twice in every page of the audition comic. This is something of a CreatorThumbprint for her owner, as the character they used in the TapestryOfHorror and Rashan Island [=OCTs=] was exactly the same way.
* SkunkStripe: Hiru/Yoru
* SlapSlapKiss: Ronnie and Antonio have shades of this.
* {{Sleepyhead}}: Caesar, maybe a tournament of death isn't the best place to be constantly dozing off...
* SnowMeansDeath: [[spoiler: In Round 5, Jet has his stomach torn open by broken wood and shards of glass. He pulls himself up and he's seen still struggling to continue at the end as it starts to snow. Although he isn't shown dead, given the severity of his wounds and the bleakness of the scene, it can be inferred that he won't last the night. ]]
* SocialServicesDoesNotExist: The reason Speakeasy is so messed up is that she was raised from the time she was four months old in a brothel/cannibal butcher shop.
* SplitPersonality: Hiru and Yoru, and arguably Avi and Iva.
* StartOfDarkness: For Jet, it was the death of his adoptive father William.
* StatusQuoIsGod: The reason Tyson never remembers his traumatic experiences with his past opponents.
* StepfordSmiler: Jet is type C.
* TalkingTheMonsterToDeath: Tyson is getting good at this.
* TakeOverTheCity: Jetís end goal.
* TemptingFate
--> '''Speakeasy:''' "Lot of dogs are gunnin' for your throat, y'know?"
--> '''Beyra:''' "So what? Let 'em come."
* TheChessmaster: Bosso, who tricks Speakeasy into entering.
* TheDeadHaveNames: The majority of characters killed during the Blind Pig's rampage are named (in fact WordOfGod is that the writer was going out of her way to ax named characters).
* TheInsomniac: Erx
* TheMafia: Ronnie's pack
* TheNicknamer: Speakeasy
* TheRunaway: Jet, and to some extent Ronnie (to avoid being killed)
* TheStoic: Nonsensical
* TheUnintelligible: Marcus is a cross between this and TheSpeechless; he is mostly silent but when he does occasionally say something, it's difficult to understand.
* TheUnReveal: Bloodybeard spends two days chasing Speakeasy around the city in order to warn her about the true nature of the tournament, and just as he has found her and is about to reveal the truth, Bosso steps with a veiled threat and Bloodybeard is forced to clam up for his own safety. Dick move, Bosso.
* TriumphantReprise: Speakeasy's final song is a propaganda piece that recounts the horrors of the tournament and issues a warning to Pripyat immigrants to flee the city or face death. At the end of the round, she changes the lyrics of the song. While still not bright and cheerful, the new song is much more positive and hopeful; possibly the closest thing to a positive song she's been shown to sing.
* UnwittingPawn: Speakeasy to Bosso, as well as a lot of the recruits for his revolution. Hazel's pack and Ajn-Raka's orphanage, as well as a few miscellaneous former competitors for Jet.
* TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized: Bosso's revolution of Pripyat saw no shortage of bodies.
* ThinkHappyThoughts: Captain (has this dog ever stopped being happy?)
* ThinkingOutLoud: Why, Balloon, why?
* ThirdPersonPerson: Nonsensical
* TragicKeepsake Jet with [[spoiler:Caesar's clovers ]].
* TraumaticCSection: The pregnant dog from Speakeasy's [[http://songdog-strayfang.deviantart.com/art/CC-Audition-Pg20-243931061 first song]].
* TrueCompanions: Some of the dogs still have pretty close ties with their packs during the tournament, even when contact is explicitly forbidden by Beyra with possible disqualification as punishment.
** Two dogs from Untoten's pack bring her food despite the risk, rain, and cold in Round 3.
** Speakeasy has regular interactions with the Blind Pig, and Bloodybeard has been keeping an eye on her.
* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans: Jet lies, blackmails, and plays dirty tricks all for the purpose of winning the tournament to make the city ''better''.
* ViciousCycle: The tournament as a whole, leading may to question if it is even worth continuing.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Jet; one of the reasons he is always smiling and goes out of his way to help others is because it is easier to manipulate dogs who trust him. Bosso tries to subvert this at the end of the semi-final by revealing his plans to the others.
* WellDoneSonGuy: Marx
* WhatTheHellHero:
--> '''Speakeasy:''' He said we just gotta let everyone know this tournament ain't right.
--> '''Untoten:''' So he ''murdered'' other dogs to ''prove his point?!''
* WhoAreYou: Jason to Bosso in Untoten's entry.
--> '''Bosso:''' Uh excuse me, but who are you?
--> '''Jason:'''No, who are you? And what do you want her dead for?''
* WolverineClaws: King's attached gloves.
* WouldBeRudeToSayGenocide: Type A. Bosso's crew claim that their actions are simply their way of dealing with the population problem, as well as justice for the atrocities brought on by the tournament.
* WouldntHurtAChild: In canon, the reason why Beyra pairs Untoten with Walter. (Of course, all of the matches are randomly drawn from a hat)
* XanatosSpeedChess: Jet is playing a very dangerous game with the various gangs in Pripyat. At one point he even directly compares his machinations to a game of chess.
* YouAreWhatYouHate: The supporters of the Blind Pig intend to massacre the dogs not native to the city, despite several of them not being native to the city.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: A few dogs have blue or bluetick coats, which is a type of coloring in dogs.
* YouKilledMyFather: Or mother, whatever the case it seems that a lot of the contestants are motivated by a desire for revenge against Beyra for deaths of loved ones in the previous tournament.
* YouNeedToGetLaid: How a lot of the characters react to Vendelís behavior.
* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: How the general population feels about Beyra. She doesn't particularly care.
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[[folder: The Character Summary (during auditions)]]
* [[http://haunti.deviantart.com/art/ADELE-220449067 Adele]] and [[http://chernobyl-curs.deviantart.com/gallery/29476320#/d3en6q0 Dante]] the Schipperke and the Doberman pinscher/Dalmatian mix
* [[http://atalae.deviantart.com/art/Ajn-Raka-Chernobyl-Curs-217178032 Ajn-Raka]] the German Shepherd/Borzoi/Mutt mix
* [[http://truewolfwarriors.deviantart.com/art/Albina-ref-sheet-211184333 Albina]] the German Sheppard/Whippet mix
* [[http://sand-crystal.deviantart.com/art/Annabeth-CC-Ref-Sheet-246501500 Annabeth]] the Argentine Dogo
* [[http://blind-wolfie.deviantart.com/art/Athena-CC-Audition-Ref-211309077 Athena]] the Saluki
* [[http://cloudbat.deviantart.com/art/Avi-204257626 Avi/Iva]] the Koolie
* [[http://paranoid-line.deviantart.com/art/Ref-Baikal-pencil-colo-215785561 Baikal]] and [[http://paranoid-line.deviantart.com/art/Ref-Feny-pencil-colo-215940835 Fény]] the Porcelaine/Smooth Collie mix and the Firefly
* [[http://aurafreesoul7.deviantart.com/art/Bailan-256499930 Bailan]] the Pembroke Welsh Corgi
* [[http://monkeym0o.deviantart.com/art/Balloon-202587392 Balloon]] and [[http://kulapti.deviantart.com/art/CC-Fisher-208997737 Fisher]]the Scottish Terrier/Chesky Fousek mix and the Whippet/Border Collie/Saluki/Jack Russell mix
* [[http://magpies-cupcake.deviantart.com/art/The-Noble-Lady-Banriona-255521854 (The noble lady) Banriona]] the Irish Wolfhound
* [[http://jovial-jackrabbit.deviantart.com/art/Haystack-Ref-209329258 Baton Haystack]] the Pembroke Welsh Corgi
* [[http://german-shepherd-girl.deviantart.com/art/CC-Baxter-Reference-206145002 Baxter]] and [[http://german-shepherd-girl.deviantart.com/art/CC-Danny-Reference-206584115 Danny]] the Beauceron and the Chihuahua
* [[http://michikodarkkitsune.deviantart.com/art/Chernobyl-Curs-Ref-204743438 Beau]] the Bearded Collie/Border Collie/Blue Heeler mix
* [[http://ninjapancake.deviantart.com/art/chernobyl-curs-Bella-206060400 Bella]] the Border Collie/ Australian Shepherd/ Sheltie mix
* [[http://graymoonwerewolf.deviantart.com/art/Ben-Reference-256990305 Benjamin]] and [[http://artistsbwonderful.deviantart.com/art/Deco-Ref-256978146 Deco]] the Briard and the Norwegian Elk hound/Akita/Golden Labrador mix
* [[http://cheetah-wolf.deviantart.com/art/Benny-Ref-209479751 Benny]] and [[http://rennastar.deviantart.com/art/Konstantin-ref-210413710 Konstantin]] the Fox Terrier/Azawakh mix and the Irish Wolfhound mix
* [[http://crazywolf1207.deviantart.com/art/Chernobyl-Curs-Borf-Reff-213794204 Borf]] the Anatolian Shepard/Bull Terrier mix
* [[http://veryartish.deviantart.com/art/ref-for-Bran-206005435 Bran]] the Giant Schnauzer
* [[http://alfafilly.deviantart.com/art/CC-Caesar-Reference-205424206 Caeser and Stan]] the Chow Chow and the rabbit
* [[http://rocketmeowth.deviantart.com/art/Captain-Reference-for-CC-204779788 Captain and Soot]] the American Eskimo and his ha- err and the Persian
* [[http://kysan.deviantart.com/art/Charaktersheet-CC-Chanel-253868232 Chanel]], [[http://kysan.deviantart.com/art/Charaktersheet-CC-Licht-253869268 Krieger des Lichts]] and [[http://kysan.deviantart.com/art/Charaktersheet-CC-Apple-253868609 Apple]] the Câo de agua Portugues, Cardigan Welsh Corgi/Lapland Shepherd mix and the snake
* [[http://chernobyl-curs.deviantart.com/gallery/?set=29476320&offset=24#/d3dpu2r Charlie]] Greyhound/Pharoh Hound/Giant Schnauzer mix
* [[http://parsli.deviantart.com/art/CC-Chey-Ref-210904798 Cheyenne]] the Australian Collie
* [[http://ruckusrufus.deviantart.com/art/Chomp-245938359 Chomp and Lytett]] the Burmese Mountain Dog/Border Collie mix and the cat
* [[http://chernobyl-curs.deviantart.com/#/d3dxw39 Colt]] the Rhodesian Ridgeback
* [[http://kaheaniehal.deviantart.com/art/Conall-Reference-203803507 Conall, Jera and Myne]] the Irish Wolfhound, rat and the spirit
* [[http://kelasha.deviantart.com/art/Chernobyl-curs-Crest-ref-sheet-207361432 Crest]] the Himalayan Sheep Dog
* [[http://mogria.deviantart.com/art/Cryus-Chernobyl-Curs-OCT-216148561 Cryus]] the Carolina Dog/American Pit Bull Terrier mix
* [[http://chernobyl-curs.deviantart.com/#/d3ecqui Cu Sith, Buckshot and Shotgun]] the former Great Dane, Pharoh hound/Bull terrier/Dingo mix and the fox
* [[http://mogria.deviantart.com/art/Cryus-Chernobyl-Curs-OCT-216148561 Cryus]] the Carolina Dog/American Pit Bull Terrier mix
* [[http://zerogai.deviantart.com/art/CC-Del-211216296 Deltora and Rei]] the Doberman/Great Dane mix and the Siskin
* [[http://may5rogers99.deviantart.com/art/Dmitrii-Reference-211123921 Dmitrii]] and [[http://may5rogers99.deviantart.com/art/Alexandria-Reference-211123717 Alexandria]] the Caucasian Ovcharka/Asian Shepherd dog mix and the Akita Inu
* [[http://me-and-mojo.deviantart.com/art/Chernobyl-Curs-Ref-dog-208656330 "Dog"]] and [[http://me-and-mojo.deviantart.com/art/bird-211764935 "Bird"]] the Chow Chow/Pit bull and the bird (Collared Sparrowhawk)
* [[http://chernobyl-curs.deviantart.com/#/d3e2k1b Dominic Drago]] and [[http://hucca.deviantart.com/art/Justin-Tyme-Ref-203683151 Justin Tyme]] the Shetland Sheepdog and the Chinese Crested
* [[http://incandescentmoonlite.deviantart.com/art/CC-Duke-Ref-251604285 Duke]] the Saint Dane
* [[http://pursuitofcanine.deviantart.com/art/Dunce-Reference-245226630 Dunce]] the Great Dane
* [[http://darkphoenix24.deviantart.com/art/Dyogi-Ref-211670597 Dyogi]], [[http://kevari.deviantart.com/art/Jem-and-Colin-Ref-239367885 Jem and Colin]] the Irish Wolfhound, Kelpie mix and the Irish Terrier
* [[http://hunterthewolf001.deviantart.com/art/CherNobyl-Curs-Eris-217705598 Eris]] the Australian Shepherd
* [[http://someguyfromcrowd.deviantart.com/art/Erx-Reference-216326869 Erx]] the Border Collie
* [[http://my.deviantart.com/messages/#/d3e1x1e Fluer]] and [[http://thebloodspirit.deviantart.com/art/Aorca-ref-sheet-225199505 Aorca]] the German Shepherd/Rhodesian Ridgeback mix and the Dalmatian mix
* [[http://nekoserrakat.deviantart.com/art/CC-Ref-Flutter-and-Moth-244484763 Flutter and Moth]] the Azawakhs
* [[http://equusequidae.deviantart.com/art/CC-Grid-n-Freyja-210661078 Grid and Freyja]] the Bullmastiff/English Mastiff mix and the Karelian Bear Dog
* [[http://saske-italian-wolf.deviantart.com/art/Chernobyl-Curs-Hamlet-217554005 Hamlet and Aderyn]] the Appenzeller Sennenhund and the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriver/Perdiguero Portugues mix
* [[http://sillystell.deviantart.com/art/Off-to-a-cold-place-245383530 Harry]] the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
* [[http://shrimpmuffin.deviantart.com/art/Harvey-Ref-CC-OCT-245244296 Harvey]] the Cambodian Razorback mix
* [[http://chernobyl-curs.deviantart.com/#/d3de3r1 Hazel]] the Maremma-Sheepdog/Mutt
* [[http://inuhoshi.deviantart.com/art/Hiru-Yoru-Reference-Sheet-203576902 Hiru/Yoru]] the Border Collie
* [[http://blue-graphite.deviantart.com/art/Holly-OCT-Audition-Ref-204208541 Holly]] and [[http://chernobyl-curs.deviantart.com/gallery/29476320#/d3driab RJ]] the two Kromfohrländer
* [[http://stealthfire231.deviantart.com/art/CC-Lavender-Jean-Ref-Sheet-256400578 Jean and Lavender]] the Newfoundland/Labrador Mix and the Greyhound
* [[http://chernobyl-curs.deviantart.com/gallery/29476320#/d3fasmg Jessica and Duncan]] the Norwich Terrier and the Chinese Crested
* [[http://storiesofheroes.deviantart.com/art/Jet-Reference-sheet-245355366 Jet]] the Labrador/Border Collie/Mutt mix
* [[http://ashercullen.deviantart.com/art/Chernobyl-Curs-Jigsaw-243000154 Jigsaw; Clair and Nate]] the Neapolitan Mastiff ; Rough Collie and the Shar Pei
* [[http://falcon-kai.deviantart.com/art/Chernobyl-Curs-Kailara-254894122 Kailara]] the Blue Heeler/Shorthair Koolie/Blue Lacy/Azawakh mix
* [[http://chernobyl-curs.deviantart.com/gallery/29476320#/d3ew7h8 Kale]] and [[http://kalil969.deviantart.com/#/d3bnw0m Steve]] the Pharaoh Hound and the Smooth Fox Terrier/Berger Picard mix
* [[http://kestrelraptor.deviantart.com/art/Kamu-ref-CC-OCT-245576474 Kamu]] the Australian Shepherd/Australian Kelpie/Border Collie/Australian Cattle Dog mix
* [[http://sukimi123.deviantart.com/art/Kayd-reff-207630668 Kayd and Candice]] the Labrador mix and the rabbit (Mini Satin)
* [[http://my.deviantart.com/messages/#/d3ehe2h Kazra]] and [[http://askyriandragon.deviantart.com/art/Pira-Reference-208754933 Pira]] the Afghan Hound and the Mutt
* [[http://nightmare-moon.deviantart.com/art/CC-Bruno-and-Kia-EDIT-254892964 Kia and Bruno]] the Labrador Retriever/Akita mix and the Great Dane/German Shepherd mix
* [[http://nuclearloop.deviantart.com/art/Kingston-and-Ashby-Ref-Sheet-203527822 Kingston and Ashby]] the Great Dane and the bird
* [[http://aspenfrost.deviantart.com/art/Kite-211444782 Kite and Chip]] the Australian Shepard/Labrador mix and the Cardinal
* [[http://snowthewolf.deviantart.com/#/d3bxwsw Kopi]] the English Shepherd, the fishdog
* [[http://starclan13.deviantart.com/art/Kurayami-251593406 Kurayami and Kemu]] the Pomeranian and the Bat
* [[http://chernobyl-curs.deviantart.com/gallery/29476320#/d3eq9mm Kyousen]] the Irish Wolfhound/Doberman mix
* [[http://chernobyl-curs.deviantart.com/#/d3e1gdb Lairynth and Mark]] the Catahoula Leopard Dog and the Continential Toy Spaniel Papillon
* [[http://thais-black.deviantart.com/art/CC-Lucy-Reference-237360988 Lucy]] Chinese Crested/Saluki mix
* [[http://berkelis.deviantart.com/art/Chernobyl-Curs-Ref-Mancs-213824414 Mancs]] and [[http://berkelis.deviantart.com/art/Chernobyl-Curs-Ref-Iridium-213824872 Iridium]] the Caucasian Shepherd and the Red Fox
* [[http://chernobyl-curs.deviantart.com/#/d3e5g6r Marcus and Iza]] the Boxer/Border Collie/Pit Bull mix and the Caucasian Shepherd
* [[http://tamway-doyle.deviantart.com/art/Marx-Piba-and-Trinity-211604910 Marx, Piba and Trinity]] the Border Collie, Pembroke Welsh Corgi and the Hooded Crow
* [[http://chilun.deviantart.com/art/Mitch-Reference-203462961 Mitch]] the Saluki/Catahoula Cur mix
* [[http://zappyattack.deviantart.com/art/Molotov-220146395 Molotov and Vully]] the Ibizan hound/Weimaraner mix and the Pond Bat
* [[http://chernobyl-curs.deviantart.com/gallery/29476320#/d3emjwv Mugsy]] the Doberman Pinscher
* [[http://my.deviantart.com/messages/#/d3dzd5s Nasaya and Dax]] the Aphgan hound/Grey hound/Iziban hound and the Rottweiler
* [[http://hinami.deviantart.com/art/Nefertiti-ref-203740381 Nefertiti]] the Pharaoh Hound
* [[http://chernobyl-curs.deviantart.com/gallery/29476320#/d3eecbu Nikolai]] and [[http://chernobyl-curs.deviantart.com/gallery/29476320#/d3eedow Vera]] the Caucasian Mountain Dog and the Bengal Cat
* [[http://okaliandreamsaredead.deviantart.com/art/Chernobyl-Curs-Reference-216709306 Nikolai, Viktor and Imogen]] the Borzois and the Bearded Vulture
* [[http://chernobyl-curs.deviantart.com/#/d3cjkb7 Nonsensical and George]] the Deerhound mix and the can, also known as Can-dog
* [[http://chernobyl-curs.deviantart.com/#/d3de6oc Orthros]] the Carolina Dog
* [[http://affectionate-zombie.deviantart.com/art/Chernobyl-Curs-Pandora-211063866 Pandora and Jin]] the Cretan Hound and the Mole cricket
* [[http://chernobyl-curs.deviantart.com/#/d3dpyv5 Pox]] the German Elo/Chihuahua mix
* [[http://blankwood.deviantart.com/#/d3d7meb Ragnarok]] the Aidi/American Alstian mix
* [[http://chernobyl-curs.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d3e4jta Rakta-pa]] and [[http://shadowstealthwolf.deviantart.com/art/Chernobyl-Cur-2-205262765 Berserker]] the two Beauceron/Doberman mixes
* [[http://orlint.deviantart.com/art/Rem-and-Tod-Reference-Sheet-207958469 Rem and Tod]] the Greyhound/Pharaoh Hound mix and the rat
* [[http://fry0712.deviantart.com/art/Rico-204772369 Rico]] and [[http://reedflower101.deviantart.com/art/CC-Cara-ref-205468676 Cara]] the Doberman and the Ibizan Hound
* [[http://xdeadpuffx.deviantart.com/#/d3dy0wv Rok]] and [[http://xdeadpuffx.deviantart.com/art/Dart-ref-211480312 Dart]] the Cane Corso/Mastiff/Dogo de Argentino mix and the Kurdish Kangal/Canaan Dog/Beauceron mix
* [[http://my.deviantart.com/messages/#/d3fbwv5 Ronnie and Mook]] Smooth-face Pyrenean Shepherd/Corgi mix and the doll
* [[http://chernobyl-curs.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d3ds04n Rostislav]] the Scottish Deerhound/Irish Wolfhound mix
* [[http://absolguardian.deviantart.com/art/Ruby-213215556 Ruby]] the Border Collie
* [[http://wolvekit.deviantart.com/art/Savior-Reference-254301292 Savior]] the Irish Setter/Golden Retriever mix
* [[http://songdog-strayfang.deviantart.com/#/d3blta4 Speakeasy]] the ... the dog
* [[http://canis-ferox.deviantart.com/art/Spoondog-reference-207491202 Spoondog]] the Smooth Collie/German Shepherd/Blue Heeler/Australian Cattledog mix
* [[http://chernobyl-curs.deviantart.com/#/d3dm38m Syd Crescent]] the Patterdale Terrier
* [[http://loboluver1155w.deviantart.com/#/d3d5853 Tangerine]] the Pembroke Welsh Corgi
* [[http://miryhis.deviantart.com/art/The-Corgi-Ref-211337653 The Corgi]] and [[http://miryhis.deviantart.com/art/Corvidea-Ref-211912038 Corvidea]] the Cardigan Welsh Corgi Mix and the Great Horned Owl
* [[http://chernobyl-curs.deviantart.com/gallery/29476119#/d3dwcvg Tsukishiro]] the Borzoi mix
* [[http://dannyhorserules.deviantart.com/art/CC-OCT-Tyson-Ref-244137232 Tyson]] the Border Collie/Black Labrador mix
* [[http://corvusraven.deviantart.com/#/d3ck72r Untoten (Day Sue)]] the Brussels Griffon
* [[http://wolfgirlwolf.deviantart.com/art/ChernobylCurs-Valun-208274577 Valun]] and [[http://kaylink.deviantart.com/art/Mr-Borisface-208638585 Boris]] the Bloodhound/English Mastiff/American bulldog/Great Dane/Central Asian Ovtcharka mix and the Kangal Dog/Mastiff mix
* [[http://amilialongtail.deviantart.com/#/d3c1exu Vendel and Daloris]] the Irish Red and White Setter
* [[http://mango-rain.deviantart.com/art/Viceroy-CC-refrence-217401165 Viceroy and Kalyna]] the Papillon and the cat
* [[http://darknature5000.deviantart.com/art/Viko-Cherobyl-Curs-254839322 Viko]] and [[http://darknature5000.deviantart.com/art/Anja-Chernobyl-Curs-256085371 Anja]]the Pit Bull Terrier and the Borzoi
* [[http://chernobyl-curs.deviantart.com/#/d3dmsys Vipen]] the Border Collie, the snakedog
* [[http://bearcoon.deviantart.com/art/Vladimir-Chernobyl-Curs-209003087 Vladimir]] and [[http://bearcoon.deviantart.com/art/Gervasious-Chernobyl-Cur-209628726 Gervasious]] the Appenzeller Sennenhund/Saluki mix and the Collie/German Shepherd/St. Bernard mix
* [[http://banditkat.deviantart.com/#/d3dl8vp Walter]] and [[http://banditkat.deviantart.com/#/d3dltg9 Gizmo]] the Catahoula Leopard Dog/ Blue Heeler mix and the Chihuahua
* [[http://dogrunner.deviantart.com/art/Chernobyl-Curs-Ref-Wink-208383194 Wink]] the Australian Shepherd mix
* [[http://chernobyl-curs.deviantart.com/gallery/29476320#/d3f1ygp Zach and Celest]] the Doberman/Chow Chow/Boxer mix and the wolf
* [[http://mightyena26.deviantart.com/art/Chernobyl-Curs-Zasha-208478834 Zasha]] the Doberman mix
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* The NPC´s
** [[http://shinkoryu14.deviantart.com/art/NPC-Reference-Beyra-201666324 Beyra]]

[[/folder]]
[[folder: The Character Summary (past auditions)]]
* [[http://haunti.deviantart.com/art/ADELE-220449067 Adele]] and [[http://chernobyl-curs.deviantart.com/gallery/29476320#/d3en6q0 Dante]] the Schipperke and the Doberman pinscher/Dalmatian mix
* [[http://atalae.deviantart.com/art/Ajn-Raka-Chernobyl-Curs-217178032 Ajn-Raka]] the German Shepherd/Borzoi/Mutt mix
* [[http://truewolfwarriors.deviantart.com/art/Albina-ref-sheet-211184333 Albina]] the German Sheppard/Whippet mix
* [[http://cloudbat.deviantart.com/art/Avi-204257626 Avi/Iva]] the Koolie
* [[http://paranoid-line.deviantart.com/art/Ref-Baikal-pencil-colo-215785561 Baikal]] and [[http://paranoid-line.deviantart.com/art/Ref-Feny-pencil-colo-215940835 Fény]] the Porcelaine/Smooth Collie mix and the Firefly
* [[http://aurafreesoul7.deviantart.com/art/Bailan-256499930 Bailan]] the Pembroke Welsh Corgi
* [[http://magpies-cupcake.deviantart.com/art/The-Noble-Lady-Banriona-255521854 (The noble lady) Banriona]] the Irish Wolfhound
* [[http://graymoonwerewolf.deviantart.com/art/Ben-Reference-256990305 Benjamin]] and [[http://artistsbwonderful.deviantart.com/art/Deco-Ref-256978146 Deco]] the Briard and the Norwegian Elk hound/Akita/Golden Labrador mix
* [[http://cheetah-wolf.deviantart.com/art/Benny-Ref-209479751 Benny]] and [[http://rennastar.deviantart.com/art/Konstantin-ref-210413710 Konstantin]] the Fox Terrier/Azawakh mix and the Irish Wolfhound mix
* [[http://crazywolf1207.deviantart.com/art/Chernobyl-Curs-Borf-Reff-213794204 Borf]] the Anatolian Shepard/Bull Terrier mix
* [[http://alfafilly.deviantart.com/art/CC-Caesar-Reference-205424206 Caeser and Stan]] the Chow Chow and the rabbit
* [[http://rocketmeowth.deviantart.com/art/Captain-Reference-for-CC-204779788 Captain and Soot]] the American Eskimo and his ha- err and the Persian
* [[http://kysan.deviantart.com/art/Charaktersheet-CC-Chanel-253868232 Chanel]], [[http://kysan.deviantart.com/art/Charaktersheet-CC-Licht-253869268 Krieger des Lichts]] and [[http://kysan.deviantart.com/art/Charaktersheet-CC-Apple-253868609 Apple]] the Câo de agua Portugues, Cardigan Welsh Corgi/Lapland Shepherd mix and the snake
* [[http://chernobyl-curs.deviantart.com/gallery/?set=29476320&offset=24#/d3dpu2r Charlie]] Greyhound/Pharoh Hound/Giant Schnauzer mix
* [[http://ruckusrufus.deviantart.com/art/Chomp-245938359 Chomp and Lytett]] the Burmese Mountain Dog/Border Collie mix and the cat
* [[http://kaheaniehal.deviantart.com/art/Conall-Reference-203803507 Conall, Jera and Myne]] the Irish Wolfhound, rat and the spirit
* [[http://kelasha.deviantart.com/art/Chernobyl-curs-Crest-ref-sheet-207361432 Crest]] the Himalayan Sheep Dog
* [[http://mogria.deviantart.com/art/Cryus-Chernobyl-Curs-OCT-216148561 Cryus]] the Carolina Dog/American Pit Bull Terrier mix
* [[http://chernobyl-curs.deviantart.com/#/d3ecqui Cu Sith, Buckshot and Shotgun]] the former Great Dane, Pharoh hound/Bull terrier/Dingo mix and the fox
* [[http://zerogai.deviantart.com/art/CC-Del-211216296 Deltora and Rei]] the Doberman/Great Dane mix and the Siskin
* [[http://may5rogers99.deviantart.com/art/Dmitrii-Reference-211123921 Dmitrii]] and [[http://may5rogers99.deviantart.com/art/Alexandria-Reference-211123717 Alexandria]] the Caucasian Ovcharka/Asian Shepherd dog mix and the Akita Inu
* [[http://chernobyl-curs.deviantart.com/#/d3e2k1b Dominic Drago]] and [[http://hucca.deviantart.com/art/Justin-Tyme-Ref-203683151 Justin Tyme]] the Shetland Sheepdog and the Chinese Crested
* [[http://pursuitofcanine.deviantart.com/art/Dunce-Reference-245226630 Dunce]] the Great Dane
* [[http://darkphoenix24.deviantart.com/art/Dyogi-Ref-211670597 Dyogi]], [[http://kevari.deviantart.com/art/Jem-and-Colin-Ref-239367885 Jem and Colin]] the Irish Wolfhound, Kelpie mix and the Irish Terrier
* [[http://hunterthewolf001.deviantart.com/art/CherNobyl-Curs-Eris-217705598 Eris]] the Australian Shepherd
* [[http://someguyfromcrowd.deviantart.com/art/Erx-Reference-216326869 Erx]] the Border Collie
* [[http://equusequidae.deviantart.com/art/CC-Grid-n-Freyja-210661078 Grid and Freyja]] the Bullmastiff/English Mastiff mix and the Karelian Bear Dog
* [[http://saske-italian-wolf.deviantart.com/art/Chernobyl-Curs-Hamlet-217554005 Hamlet and Aderyn]] the Appenzeller Sennenhund and the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriver/Perdiguero Portugues mix
* [[http://sillystell.deviantart.com/art/Off-to-a-cold-place-245383530 Harry]] the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
* [[http://shrimpmuffin.deviantart.com/art/Harvey-Ref-CC-OCT-245244296 Harvey]] the Cambodian Razorback mix
* [[http://chernobyl-curs.deviantart.com/#/d3de3r1 Hazel]] the Maremma-Sheepdog/Mutt
* [[http://inuhoshi.deviantart.com/art/Hiru-Yoru-Reference-Sheet-203576902 Hiru/Yoru]] the Border Collie
* [[http://chernobyl-curs.deviantart.com/gallery/29476320#/d3fasmg Jessica and Duncan]] the Norwich Terrier and the Chinese Crested
* [[http://storiesofheroes.deviantart.com/art/Jet-Reference-sheet-245355366 Jet]] the Labrador/Border Collie/Mutt mix
* [[http://ashercullen.deviantart.com/art/Chernobyl-Curs-Jigsaw-243000154 Jigsaw; Clair and Nate]] the Neapolitan Mastiff ; Rough Collie and the Shar Pei
* [[http://falcon-kai.deviantart.com/art/Chernobyl-Curs-Kailara-254894122 Kailara]] the Blue Heeler/Shorthair Koolie/Blue Lacy/Azawakh mix
* [[http://sukimi123.deviantart.com/art/Kayd-reff-207630668 Kayd and Candice]] the Labrador mix and the rabbit (Mini Satin)
* [[http://nuclearloop.deviantart.com/art/Kingston-and-Ashby-Ref-Sheet-203527822 Kingston and Ashby]] the Great Dane and the bird
* [[http://thais-black.deviantart.com/art/CC-Lucy-Reference-237360988 Lucy]] Chinese Crested/Saluki mix
* [[http://berkelis.deviantart.com/art/Chernobyl-Curs-Ref-Mancs-213824414 Mancs]] and [[http://berkelis.deviantart.com/art/Chernobyl-Curs-Ref-Iridium-213824872 Iridium]] the Caucasian Shepherd and the Red Fox
* [[http://chernobyl-curs.deviantart.com/#/d3e5g6r Marcus and Iza]] the Boxer/Border Collie/Pit Bull mix and the Caucasian Shepherd
* [[http://tamway-doyle.deviantart.com/art/Marx-Piba-and-Trinity-211604910 Marx, Piba and Trinity]] the Border Collie, Pembroke Welsh Corgi and the Hooded Crow
* [[http://zappyattack.deviantart.com/art/Molotov-220146395 Molotov and Vully]] the Ibizan hound/Weimaraner mix and the Pond Bat
* [[http://my.deviantart.com/messages/#/d3dzd5s Nasaya and Dax]] the Aphgan hound/Grey hound/Iziban hound and the Rottweiler
* [[http://hinami.deviantart.com/art/Nefertiti-ref-203740381 Nefertiti]] the Pharaoh Hound
* [[http://okaliandreamsaredead.deviantart.com/art/Chernobyl-Curs-Reference-216709306 Nikolai, Viktor and Imogen]] the Borzois and the Bearded Vulture
* [[http://chernobyl-curs.deviantart.com/#/d3cjkb7 Nonsensical and George]] the Deerhound mix and the can, also known as Can-dog
* [[http://chernobyl-curs.deviantart.com/#/d3de6oc Orthros]] the Carolina Dog
* [[http://chernobyl-curs.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d3e4jta Rakta-pa]] and [[http://shadowstealthwolf.deviantart.com/art/Chernobyl-Cur-2-205262765 Berserker]] the two Beauceron/Doberman mixes
* [[http://orlint.deviantart.com/art/Rem-and-Tod-Reference-Sheet-207958469 Rem and Tod]] the Greyhound/Pharaoh Hound mix and the rat
* [[http://fry0712.deviantart.com/art/Rico-204772369 Rico]] and [[http://reedflower101.deviantart.com/art/CC-Cara-ref-205468676 Cara]] the Doberman and the Ibizan Hound
* [[http://xdeadpuffx.deviantart.com/#/d3dy0wv Rok]] and [[http://xdeadpuffx.deviantart.com/art/Dart-ref-211480312 Dart]] the Cane Corso/Mastiff/Dogo de Argentino mix and the Kurdish Kangal/Canaan Dog/Beauceron mix
* [[http://my.deviantart.com/messages/#/d3fbwv5 Ronnie and Mook]] Smooth-face Pyrenean Shepherd/Corgi mix and the doll
* [[http://chernobyl-curs.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d3ds04n Rostislav]] the Scottish Deerhound/Irish Wolfhound mix
* [[http://wolvekit.deviantart.com/art/Savior-Reference-254301292 Savior]] the Irish Setter/Golden Retriever mix
* [[http://songdog-strayfang.deviantart.com/#/d3blta4 Speakeasy]] the ... the dog
* [[http://canis-ferox.deviantart.com/art/Spoondog-reference-207491202 Spoondog]] the Smooth Collie/German Shepherd/Blue Heeler/Australian Cattledog mix
* [[http://loboluver1155w.deviantart.com/#/d3d5853 Tangerine]] the Pembroke Welsh Corgi
* [[http://dannyhorserules.deviantart.com/art/CC-OCT-Tyson-Ref-244137232 Tyson]] the Border Collie/Black Labrador mix
* [[http://corvusraven.deviantart.com/#/d3ck72r Untoten (Day Sue)]] the Brussels Griffon
* [[http://amilialongtail.deviantart.com/#/d3c1exu Vendel and Daloris]] the Irish Red and White Setter
* [[http://chernobyl-curs.deviantart.com/#/d3dmsys Vipen]] the Border Collie, the snakedog
* [[http://banditkat.deviantart.com/#/d3dl8vp Walter]] and [[http://banditkat.deviantart.com/#/d3dltg9 Gizmo]] the Catahoula Leopard Dog/ Blue Heeler mix and the Chihuahua
* [[http://mightyena26.deviantart.com/art/Chernobyl-Curs-Zasha-208478834 Zasha]] the Doberman mix
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* The NPC´s
** [[http://shinkoryu14.deviantart.com/art/NPC-Reference-Beyra-201666324 Beyra]]

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''Welcome to Pripyat, the heart of the zone of exclusion surrounding the infamous Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. Though long since abandoned by humans, the cityís dog population thrives. However, the population is getting out of control, and in the tradition that has grown here over the decades a tournament is being held to cull the numbers. Can you survive?''
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[[http://chernobyl-curs.deviantart.com/ Chernobyl Curs]], abbreviated as CC, is an OriginalCharacterTournament on the art website [[http://www.deviantart.com/ Deviantart]]. It is set in the city of Pripyat, the town most affected by the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, where all humans have deserted. The OCT is restricted to dog characters and whatever non-combatant animal companions they happen to have.

Chernobyl Curs ended on January 18th, 2013. It was won by [[spoiler:[[http://corvusraven.deviantart.com/ Corvusraven]] with her character, Untoten.]]

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!! This OCT provides examples of:
[[folder:General tropes]]
* AbandonedArea: By humans, but not wildlife.
* AllThereInTheManual: A lot of the background information, such as why the dogs are fighting, the round introductions, even character back stories, and explanations for how their abilities work (if any) is rarely flat-out stated in most of the entries. Some choose to incorporate the backstory of the tournament and round introductions into their round, while others don't. Some characters with extensive backstories never have it brought up in-story. It can make the tournament hard to follow if you're not already involved, but this is true for most OCTs.
* AmplifiedAnimalAptitude: These dogs have higher cognitive ability than real dogs, but by how much depends on each writer/artist.
* AnyoneCanDie: It's an OCT full of wild, presumably desperate dogs in a tournament that has no rules. Anybody can be killed at any time - though it only becomes canonical if the killer moves on.
* ArtisticLicenseBiology: Depending on the artist/writer, to various degrees.
** A quick but numerous example: claws. Dogs do not use their claws for fighting. Yet this can be commonplace in some entries.
* ArtShift
* AWorldHalfFull: Some of the more optimistic dogs see Pripyat in this way.
* BattleInTheRain: Potentially all of Round 2.
* BeingGoodSucks: In general the idealistic and well intentioned do not last long in Pripyat.
* BearsAreBadNews: Round 4 brought bears into the city. Featured prominently in Jet and Untoten's entries.
* BewareOfViciousDog: ...What were you expecting?
* BlackAndGrayMorality: Several portrayals of the tournament are like this. However, one could argue that there is also a lot of BlueAndOrangeMorality considering all of the characters are dogs and therefore have different moral codes than humans. See below.
* BlueAndOrangeMorality: The characters are all dogs and therefore have different moral and ethical standards than humans would have. However, this often comes down to interpretation of the artist as some characters have much more human mentalities than other. Justified for some in that a few dogs were human pets and not ferals.
* CallBack: Quite common the further into the tournament you go, where at some point it's expected that you make call backs.
* TheCameo
* CarnivoreConfusion: So can those rabbits/birds/rats/cats/etc talk to the dogs or not? Depends on the writer/artist.
* CrapsackWorld: The city is often portrayed in this manner.
* DeadlyGame: No, it's not a pageant, Adele.
* DreamSequence: Used often as flashbacks.
* EmpathicEnvironment: Potentially all of Round 2.
* EverythingMakesAMushroom: A few artists have depicted the Chernobyl disaster this way. While explosions did occur, they were not the type that could produce mushroom clouds.
* ExpressiveEars: Well, they are dogs.
* {{Flanderization}}: Because of the difficulty of portraying the little details someone else's character correctly, especially when you don't know the full extent of their motivation and backstory, cameos can occasionally result in this.
* ForbiddenZone: Pripyat itself, at least for humans.
* FurriesAreEasierToDraw: Except with dogs; possible reason for the stunning turnout for this OCT.
* GambitPileup: Basically how Jet's round goes between him and Bosso trying to outsmart each other.
* GrayingMorality: Happening as the story goes on and characters lose the idealism they had at the tournament's start. The best example is probably Tyson's reaction to [[spoiler:watching Vendel die.]]
* GreatOffscreenWar: While not exactly a war, the previous tournament is often regarded in this manner.
* GhostCity
* ILoveNuclearPower
* IntellectualAnimal
* ItIsBeyondSaving: Some of the more cynical dogs see Pripyat in this way.
* JoinOrDie
* KilledOffForReal: Until the round announcements are made you don't know which entry is canon and who may end up dead. Once the announcements are up, expect to see this trope showing up.
** Occurs also before a round is canon. In Round 4 of Caesar's entry, it first appears that [[spoiler: Spoon]] may still have a chance of being alive after he wondered off. Balloon later confirms that [[spoiler: he's dead after she finds his corpse. ]]
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters
* MagicalAbortion: Averted in the case of [[spoiler: Speakeasy, who starved herself in order to force a miscarriage in a realistic and deliberately appalling way.]]
* MistakenForPregnant: The opposite happens, where Untoten is mistaken for being fat.
* MostWritersAreHuman: Mostly Point #2
* NoSexAllowed: The penalty imposed on those who lose the tournament; assuming they aren't killed obviously.
* NoWomansLand: You do not want to be a pregnant female in Pripyat during a famine.
* OnlyAFleshWound: In the wild an open wound can kill an animal in days. Some dogs here shrug off major cuts and broken bones.
* PopulationControl: The premise behind the tournament.
* PutOnABus: A very likely possibility for any character that does not advance in a round. Quite literally happened to Harry in Round 2.
* RealSongThemeTune: The title names for each match up.
* SavageWolves / NobleWolf: Averted. Wolves (and dogs that look like them) are expressly forbidden in the rules.
* ShipTease
* SlidingScaleofAnimalCommunication: Harry aside, either [[AnimalTalk Level 3]] or Level 7 depending on the writer/artist.
* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: All over the place.
* SlippySlideyIceWorld: Pripyat becomes one for round three thanks to an ice storm that covered the entire city in an inch of ice overnight.
* TakeThat: Characters belonging to people who drop out of the tournament without submitting have a habit of showing up in the background of Speakeasy's entries in the Blind Pig. As corpses for Bloodybeard to chop up and distribute to the staff to eat.
* TalkingAnimal: Justified
* ThereCanBeOnlyOne
* TheSocialDarwinist: The dogs who believe the tournament is the best way to manage the population issue.
* ViceCity: Pripyat
* ViewersAreGoldfish: Many people begin their round with the lead-in scene, that has already been provided by the host before the round even began. Justified, however, as there are plenty of spectators who only follow one or two competitors and never read the lead-ins.
* WeAreStrugglingTogether: It seems all four semifinalists agree that something has to be done about the tournament and/or the city. They all disagree on what exactly that 'something' is.
* WretchedHive: The city of Pripyat, as you have probably guessed by now.
* {{Xenofiction}}
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[[folder: Character Tropes]]
* AbusiveParents
* AccessoryWearingCartoonAnimal: 'Cartoon' depends, but some dogs are accessorizing quite well.
* AerithAndBob: Lairynth and Mark.
* AesopAmnesia: No matter how many times she gets used and lied to, no matter how much she angsts about it, Speakeasy is too dense to realize she shouldn't believe everything other people say. This being especially the case if the person in question just blatantly lied to her not two minutes ago.
* AManIsNotAVirgin: Averted with Vendel because of his self-imposed religious duty. Leads to some humorous [[http://amilialongtail.deviantart.com/art/CC-Intro-Page-11-248225161 discussions]]
** Averted again with Caesar who is asexual.
* AMillionIsAStatistic: Beyra's death has a lot more weight than pretty much all of the characters in the round to die before her combined. And there were a lot to die before her.
* AndCallHimGeorge: Literally with Nonsensical and her companion, George the tin can.
* AnimalTesting: Several of the characters; Elkona, Rosco, Cusith, Lairynth, and Mark.
* AntiVillain: Jet is Type III
* AsskickingEqualsAuthority: How Beyra got her job as tournament host.
* ArtificialLimbs: King as well as Kayd.
* AscendedExtra: Iza has very limited involvement in most of the rounds with Marcus, but takes a dominant focus for a good portion of Round 3.
** Bloodybeard was originally supposed to be a reoccurring background character.
** Balloon was originally one of the auditioners but because of extenuating circumstances her creator had to drop out. Later, her creator becomes one of the tournament judges and Balloon can be seen in cameos as one of Beyra's helpers.
** All of the aids may be considered this after the group picture.
* AwfulTruth: Speakeasy trusts Bosso implicitly. When she learns he was lying to her about the nature of the tournament, it does not go over well.
* {{Asexuality}}: Caesar
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: More like attention deficit... ooh sexy! Dart volunteers to join the tournament in place of another dog, and on the way there promptly gets distracted following a handsome german shepherd.
** Spoon is also frequently distracted by shiny objects. Or any object created by humans for that matter. He spent a good fifteen minutes during the first round wearing a human shoe for no other reason than his own amusement.
* AWizardDidIt: It has become something of a running joke for Captain to explain any minor detail of inconsistency. How do all the dogs in the various auditions keep knocking over trash cans that should have been blown over by the wind decades ago? Captain has OCD and obsessively picks them up!
* BackForTheFinale: Buckshot shows up in the finale round for Speakeasy. [[spoiler: He's not doing too well.]]
** Various characters from past rounds, both alive and dead, show up in the finale round for both competitors.
* BadassAdorable: Standing at 7 inches, Untoten is arguably a type of ugly cute. And despite her size, she has indeed made it to the Final round, securing her as an indisputable badass.
* BadassNormal: While some of the dogs have 'abilities' a good many go without.
* BawdySong: Speakeasy is prone to these
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: In the beginning of Round 3, Shotgun expressed annoyance that there hadn't been much bloodshed. Well, he got his wish. [[spoiler: Unfortunately a lot of it was his.]]
* BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil: Cryus had shades of this.
* BelligerentSexualTension: Ronnie and Antonio
* BerserkButton: There are a couple dogs who seem to have these. For instance, do not under any circumstances get within three feet of Hiru and say anything remotely romantic to her; don't mention Beyra, Marx's father, or the last Tournament to said Marx's face - unless you're prepared to run really fast.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Jet's polite and cheerful personality was revealed to be a facade. He is a cold psychopath who wants to take over Pripyat.
* BirthDeathJuxtaposition: Nasaya's mother is killed days after she was born.
* BlatantLies: Boar meat eh?
* BlindingBangs: Hiru and Bloodybeard
* BloodbathVillainOrigin: Jet's first act on the road to corruption was slaughtering his entire family.
* BloodIsTheNewBlack: Bloodybeard, much like his nickname suggests.
* BodyHorror: A lovely example [[http://songdog-strayfang.deviantart.com/art/CC-Audition-Pg7-206211387 here]]
* BowtiesAreCool: Kingston
* BreakingLecture
--> '''Beyra:''' "You may do grown up things- but you still act like an immature pup. Mature adults don't screw around between rounds and skip important meetings. They know how to take care of themselves. And they know when not to show their teeth. I let you get away with a lot of crap, you know?"
* BreakingTheFourthWall: Have you noticed these ominous posters which one can happen to find around Speakeasy?
* BreakTheCutie: What will likely happen to the younger/more innocent competitors.
* BrokenBird: Vendel's entries have strongly indicated that Beyra may be this.
* BullyAndWimpPairing: Hiru and Yoru
* ButICantBePregnant: [[spoiler: Speakeasy]] finds out the hard way that there are consequences for sleeping around with everything that moves. Even if none of the critically undernourished whores you live with ever seem to suffer said consequences.
* ButForMeItWasTuesday: Both subverted and played straight with Speakeasy. She goes from casually stating that death happens all the time in Pripyat and she doesn't keep track of it to getting offended when Untoten accuses her of not caring about the carnage.
* ButNotTooForeign: A ''lot'' of the dogs come from different countries (France, England, and America to name a few) but somehow ended up in Pripyat, Ukraine.
* CarryABigStick: Marcus comes close enough to this trope with his constant trusty stick companion.
* CatchPhrase: Captain is very 'bi-winning' and he will remind you of this once per page.
* CatsAreMean: Soot
* CelibateHero: What Vendel wishes he could be.
* ChekhovsGun: Do not eat the boar meat...
* ClusterFBomb: Holly and RJ... yes.
* ColossusClimb: Untoten scales Mount Speakeasy in the final round.
* ColourCodedForYourConvenience: Hiru=blue eyes and blue font, Yoru=red eyes and red font.
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Speakeasy, you really shouldn't be so happy about the tournament's penalty... Although that dance is fun to watch.
* CombatPragmatist: Jet isnít afraid to resort to threats, blackmail, and other dirty tricks to win his fights.
* CompanionCube: George to Nonsensical.
** Conall with Myne and Vendel with Daloris, although it's unclear if Myne and Daloris are real spirits or not.
* ConceptsAreCheap: How Beyra and Speakeasy feel about the other semi-finalists preaching a lack of fairness and a need for change in Pripyat.
--> '''Speakeasy:''' Jet didnít really say none Ďbout how he was gonna make the city a better place. I ainít sure even he really knew.
* ConditionedToAcceptHorror: Growing up surrounded constantly by death and sex, Speakeasy has become desensitized to the horrors of Pripyat, so far as to cheerfully singing songs about rape and murder.
* ConsummateLiar: Jet and Bosso, both with smiles on their faces.
* ConvenientlyAnOrphan: Many characters
* CoveredWithScars: Savior and Rok
* DarkAndTroubledPast
* DarkestHour: The Finale is moving in this direction.
** In Speakeasy's round, sunrise reveals the street littered with corpses torn apart by the Fratelli, the Blind Pig, and their supporters.
* DavidVersusGoliath: In the finale we have Untoten (7 inches tall) fighting Speakeasy (31 inches tall)
* DeathBySex: One of the random 'female workers' at the Blind Pig apparently suffers this after sleeping with Lucy.
** Later revealed that she wasn't.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: Occasionally occurs
* DelusionsOfEloquence: Balloon, and her mile long dialog.
* DemonicPossession: Tyson amusingly mistook Stan for a demon manipulating Benny when he first saw the wolfhound's shadow form.
** Gavin, on the other hand, suffered from the real deal until he was killed by Marx.
* DogStereotype
** BigFriendlyDog: The Great Danes in this tournament are some of the friendliest faces around.
** DogsAreDumb: Dunce
** OldDog: Dogs 6+ years of age: Baikal, Savior, Avi, Mancs, Ben, Beyra, Kingston, Cu Sith, Bosso
* TheDitz: Steve just wants to be friends.
* Dismotivation: Speakeasy for the first few rounds actively tries to get eliminated from the tournament.
* DysfunctionJunction: Basically, everyone. Let's just list a few....
** Jet: [[spoiler: His family tried to kill him for being a runt. He escaped and joined a circus, where his mentor would later be killed. He joins the tournament in hopes to 'make the city better', using lies and tricks to advance. The death of his opponent and friend Caesar begins to affect him. He eventually begins to crack before acquiring fatal injuries in R5. ]]
** Speakeasy: [[spoiler: She's taken in by Bosso at the age of 4 months to work as a prostitute through a nonverbal miscommunication. As a result, she almost kills her first client in a panic and later chews off her own deewclaws from stress. She grows up in the brothel/cannibal butchershop surrounded by sex and death, witnessing all of Pripyat's horrors. She starves herself to prevent another pregnancy, as she fears that she'll be killed if she becomes pregnant. Bosso, who acts as a father figure, boss, and an occasional sex partner for Speakeasy, tricks her into entering the tournament. When she finds out, her personality nose dives. ]]
** Tyson: [[spoiler: After witnessing the death of his human family, Tyson acquires short term memory loss. Though he has witnessed death in the tournament, specifically that of his mentor/friend Vendel, he continually forgets all of the bad things that happen to him.]]
* TheDragon: Bloodybeard seems to be this for Bosso.
* EnemyMine: Ronnie says at one point that members of the Fratelli have ended up dead because of the Blind Pig. Yet Bernardo still allies his gang with Bosso's in their rebellion against the tournament.
* EternallyPearlyWhiteTeeth: Averted; several characters are specifically mentioned as having yellow or decaying teeth.
* EurekaMoment: Beyra puts together that Hiru should have won the first round against Speakeasy when the fight with Untoten causes Speakeasy to vomit up bile. Beyra recognizes the smell as the same from the meat.
* EverythingsBetterWithSparkles: Except [[http://songdog-strayfang.deviantart.com/art/CC-Round-2-Pg9-278953273 Lucy]]
* EverythingsBetterWithRainbows: Captain
* EyelessFace: Borf
* EyepatchOfPower: Jet's bandana which hides his damaged eye
* EyeScream: Tyson suffered this during round two.
* EvilTwin: Savior is sort of unintentionally this to Vendel.
* ExpositoryHairStyleChange: While not exactly a hairstyle change, in several flashbacks Speakeasy is shown with silvery grey fur and a tawny muzzle. After [[spoiler:her pregnancy scare she begins starving herself]]. Because of this her fur turns a brownish/greenish grey with a faded tan muzzle and her coat looks grungey.
* {{Expy}}: It's not uncommon to find expy characters serving minor roles in the tournament.
** Junktion of Rashan Island and Revival OCTs appears as a follower of Vendel in their entry.
** Bosso is an expy of another of their creator's characters.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Jet was revealed to be this in the semi-final round.
* FetchQuest: Round 4 of Untoten vs Erx became something like this. To win the round and advance to the semifinals, they had to be the first one to return to Beyra with a ''spoon''.
* FinishHim: Beyra is sometimes played like this, showing disappointment or annoyance when someone does not kill their opponent and sometimes going as far to encouraging murder. Of course, this depends on the person writing.
** Bosso gives this speech in both of the entries for the final round.
*** Untoten's Round
-->''Bosso:''' "What are you waiting for Speakeasy? Kill her now."
*** Speakeasy's Round
-->''Bosso:''' "You should not abandon unfinished work.
* ForeignCussWord: Holly and RJ like to use those. Gizmo as well. Ronnie sure knows her Italian.
* ForeignLanguageTitle: Vendel's audition is "Para Bellum", Latin for "Prepare for War".
* FoodAsBribe: How Jet motivates Hazelís pack to help him.
** Food serves as the currency upon which the Blind Pig's buisness is run.
* FreakOut: Speakeasy has one at the end of Round Four upon learning that Bosso was lying to and using her.
* FromNobodyToNightmare: At the start of the tournament Jet is just one more immigrant to Pripyat that no one knows or respects. By the end of the semi-final he is well into ThePlan to take over Pripyat.
* FunSize: Untoten, one of the smallest (if not smallest) dogs in the tournament. And also a semifinalist.
* GenderEqualsBreed: Both played straight and subverted.
** Nasaya is a female Afghan hound mix and Rico is a male doberman. Meanwhile Kazra is a ''male'' Afghan hound, and Mugsy is a ''female'' doberman.
* GenderBlenderName: Lucy.... or is it?
* GiveHimANormalLife: Nasaya's mother died fighting in the tournament in hopes that if she won her daughter would have a better life. Nasaya ends up fighting in the same tournament, wanting revenge.
* GoryDiscretionShot: We do not actually see [[spoiler:Beyra being ripped open and her unborn fetuses spilled into the snow,]] but the implication is pretty clear. Comes off as a bit odd considering that not only have [[spoiler:gutted, gut spilling dogs been casually show on screen before, so have gutted pregnant dogs.]]
* GratuitousFrench: Adele
* GratuitousGerman: RJ, who only seems to know the words "Scheiße" and "Schwester", as well as the expression "zum Henker".
* GratuitousItalian: Ronnie
* GratuitousSpanish: Gizmo
* GutPunch: A lot of people guessed that the reason Speakeasy doesn't eat is because of the black bile that corrodes her stomach. [[spoiler:They were wrong. She's actually starving herself on purpose to not get pregnant, a trend that started when she forced herself to miscarry a litter.]]
* GuttedLikeAFish: Victims of the Blind Pig. Especially those who ended up as no-shows after deadline.
* GuysAreSlobs: One or two random male extras in Ronnie's entries fit this.
* HarmlessFreezing: There are several occasions of Deltora using his ice powers to freeze someone in a solid block of ice, and yet they come out of it surprisingly well each time.
* HellishPupils: Averted by Vipen, who has snake eyes but is fairly nice.
* {{Hermaphrodite}}: Speakeasy and Lucy.
* HeWhoFightsMonsters: Jet, arguably. He spends a good portion of his round four entry trying to justify that murder is sometimes okay, because he killed his entire family after they abused him as a puppy. However he never really presents a convincing argument ''why'' it is okay. He just sounds like he's trying to convince himself he didn't do anything wrong.
* {{Hypocrite}}: In Speakeasy's round, Untoten says that the dogs need a way to control their population, and one of the ways to do this would be to limit breeding (thus why she is in favor of keeping the tournament). Speakeasy points out, however, that Untoten herself is pregnant and therefore adding to the problem. Furthermore, she is pregnant with a tournament loser who shouldn't have bred in the first place and is therein breaking the very rules she is fighting for,
** Untoten then points out the hypocrisy behind Speakeasy's involvement. Bosso wants to prove that the tournament is horrible, unfair, travesty that forces dogs to kill one another and rips families apart. He proves his point by ''killing more dogs''.
* HotBlooded
* HumansAreTheRealMonsters: The backstory for a few of the competitors.
* IControlMyMinionsThrough
** For Bosso a combination of indoctrination, sadism, fear, and "money" (in the form of food.)
** Jet uses a combination of kindness and bribery.
* IdenticalTwinIDTag: Nikolai and Victor; they were even more so before Nikolai's scar was added to help distinguish them more.
* IdiotHoudini: Speakeasy, at least in the early rounds.
* ImaginaryFriend: Aurelie to Hazel? Vendel and Daloris? Conall and Myne? George and Non? Are they insane or is it real. There's something wrong here either way.
* ImAHumanitarian: Dante, Rok, and Bosso
* IntergenerationalFriendship: Several dogs fall under this trope. While 2-3 years may not seem like much in human time, dogs age faster and have shorter life spans. However, it often comes down to whether or not the characters are portrayed to reflect their age.
** Bloodybeard is at least twice Speakeasy's age and the difference shows.
** Marcus and Iza, 3 and 6 respectively
** Dante and Adele, although Adele isn't portrayed as still being a puppy, and Dante is described as "young at at heart".
** Walter and Gizmo
* InTheEndYouAreOnYourOwn: Beyra says this to Speakeasy going into the final round.
* {{Invisibility}}: Untoten can make parts of her body turn invisible.
* IronicName: The name of the dog who enjoys killing and eating other dogs, lies about the food he 'sells', runs a brothel, and deceives another dog into taking his place in the tournament? [[spoiler: Angel.]]
* IronLady: Beyra, who refuses to let her own suspicions slip around her already terrified aids.
* ItGetsEasier: Antonio says something along these lines to Ronnie after she kills Ajn. Ends up being one of the main themes of Ronnie's story arc, calling back to the "rule of five" mentioned in her audition.
--> '''Bernardo:''' Ye shouldn't cuss like an adult until ye've at least killed 5 dogs. Ye know why?
--> '''Ronnie:''' Because the first is a mistake, the second is a failure, the third is terrifying and the fourth is reluctant. The fifth one is acceptance.
* LampshadeHanging: Buckshot, in referrer to Harry's anthropomorphized arms.
-->'''Buckshot:''' "How is he doing that?!"
* LargeAndInCharge: Beyra, although she insists she has no real authority over anything except the tournament.
** Averted with Bosso who is surrounded by big burly bruisers, but is himself actually not that physically imposing.
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: Marcus has this for the first six months of his life, Cara has no memory of her life before she met Rico, and Nonsensical has no memory period.
* LawfulNeutral: Beyra, and possibly the proctors
* LovableSexManiac: Lucy and Speakeasy.
* LoveTriangle: There may be a few of these in the works.
* MadnessMantra: "I am Erx. I am alive. I burn on. I never fade. I will survive. I am Erx."
* MajorInjuryUnderreaction: Tyson has an unbelievably casual reaction to his eye being gouged out. He states casually that it hurts ďlike a mother,Ē but does nothing else to imply that the wound bothers him at all.
* MakeAnExampleOfThem: All of the tournament proctors were ruthelessly slaughtered by the members of the Blind Pig. Why? To intimidate anyone who might support the tournament into reconsidering their opinion.
* MamaBear: Nasaya has this with Dax.
* ManipulativeBastard: Bosso, and surprisingly Stan the rabbit
* MeaningfulName
* MercifulMinion: Speakeasy actually tries to give Beyra an indirect warning about Bosso's plans for her. Beyra has more or less already figured out the gist of what's going on, however, and ignores the warning.
* MoralityChain: Several cases throughout
* MoralMyopia: The Blind Pig argues that it isn't right for the tournament to facilitate the unbridled slaughter of more that sixty dogs. They make their point by indulging in the unbridled slaughter of every dog who supports it.
* MultipleHeadCase: Molotov
* MysteriousPast: The blue dog who talked Jet into joining the tournament. Very little (in canon) information is given on her.
* NeverBeHurtAgain: Part of Jetís motivation; after the death of the only person he ever cared about, he resolved never to open his heart to anyone again.
* NiceHat: Kingston does not like it when people mess with his hat.
** Conall's skull mask, which is supposedly possessed, might also qualify.
* NightmareSequence: Caesar and Ronnie in Round 3.
* NonActionGuy: Untoten's mate, Jason, is not allowed to help her in the tournament because he has already competed in it once before and lost.
* NonHumanSidekick (or non dog side kick): George, Stan, Ashby, Soot, Lambert, Jin, "Bird", Trinity, Rei, Chip, Tod, Jera, Vera, Candice, Mook, and Akmen. In words, a lot.
* NonhumansLackAttributes: Both played straight and averted, depending on the individual artist.
** Amusingly lampshaded in some miscellaneous art of Speakeasy, who is intersex and the exact genitalia she may have is ambiguous.
* NonverbalMiscommunication: In a flashback of Speakeasy as a puppy she appears to agree to "work" for the Blind Pig in exchange for food. [[spoiler: It turns out that because her mother was a mute she had never acquired language and thus had no idea what Bosso was saying. She only recognized the word "food" and reacted in a positive manner. Later on when she's introduced to a 'client', she has a freak-out moment and nearly kills the guy. ]]
* OddFriendship: Any of the non-canine companions, bonus points if they happen to be a herbivore as well.
* OfficialCouple: Untoten and Jason, who have been together since before the tournament started (the former of which is pregnant with the latter's pups)
* OffingTheOffspring: [[spoiler: What Jet's parent attempted, and failed at. ]]
* OlderThanTheyLook: Beyra's age has gotten poked at a few times. No one seems to notice that Bosso is the same age as Beyra, so much so he kept getting left out of the OldDog trope.
* OldSoldier: Beyra, and to an extent Bloodybeard.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Bosso, Bloodybeard, Spoon/Spork/Sputnik/etc, Savior
** Later revealed that [[spoiler: Bloodybeard's real name is Pigeon, and Bosso's real name is Angel.]]
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: Each round, Speakeasy sings some sort of (usually horrible) song, mainly in the form of a narrative. Except in Round 4, after [[spoiler: finding out that Bosso had been lying to her about the consequences of the tournament.]]
-->'''Speakeasy:''' "This is my city, a winter shithole. But I ain't never remember it bein' this dark in broad day light. And I ain't never remember a time I couldn't sing."
* ParentalIncest: Depending on how you want to view the relationship between [[spoiler: Speakeasy and Bosso, considering he's raised her since she was 4 months.]]
* PerpetualSmiler: It takes a lot to get rid of Bosso's smile.
** Lucy finds a way.
* PregnantBadass: Untoten probably qualifies.
* PropagandaMachine: Speakeasy's roll in the Blind Pig's slaughter of the tournament proctors.
* PunchClockVillain: Rose, who shows little personal investment in what the Blind Pig does outside of his own task of managing the whores.
* PunnyName: Justin Tyme.
* TheQuietOne: Nonsensical
* RapeAsBackstory: Hiru's brother attempted this on her, resulting in Yoru (her other personality)
* RaisedByHumans: Several character, but in particular Vendel who uses this reasoning for why he can read, quote the bible, and believes in the preachings of God, despite being a dog.
* RaisedByDudes: Speakeasy's personality makes a lot more sense when you think about where she lived and her prominent parental figures.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: This is a good sign that you should leave Hiru alone.
* RefugeInAudacity: Speakeasy's rounds can fall into this. So far, we've dealt with [[spoiler: rape, death, murder, prostitution, cannibalism, ripping open pregnant dogs as population control, adoptive parent incest, intersexuality, hypersexuality, disemboweling, forced miscarriage, self starvation, and self mutilation. ]] While a lot of these themes are touched upon in other entries, Speakeasy's provides examples for all of them throughout the rounds.
** Lucy's rounds and SEs can fall into this as well.
* ResetButton: Tyson forgets all traumatic experiences that happened to him the previous day. Averted because the events still actually happen, he just has no memory of them.
* RetiredBadass: Beyra
* RoofHopping: How the match between Zasha and Rakta-Pa ends. She makes the jump. [[spoiler:He doesn't. ]]
* SelfMadeOrphan: Jet
* ScarsAreForever
** Averted with Speakeasy who is shown having scars where her dewclaws should be in flashbacks that faded away with time.
* SceneryPorn: Spoon and Dunce's entries can fall into this
* SelfMadeOrphan: Jet, who killed his family in order to get revenge for his abusive past.
* ShellShockedVeteran: Bloodybeard is occasionally implied to be this; it is stated that he was never really the same after the previous tournament.
* ShesGotLegs: Speakeasy might very well be part giraffe.
** Nasaya, Nonsensical, and Dash make a good case too.
* ShooOutTheClowns: Arguably heading in this direction, especially after [[spoiler:the death of Spoon ]] in Round 3.
* SilentPartner: Soot with Captain. Ashby with King as well.
* SirSwearsALot: The young puppy Adele uses the word "fuck" to express every emotion from excitement to rage, and says it at least once or twice in every page of the audition comic. This is something of a CreatorThumbprint for her owner, as the character they used in the TapestryOfHorror and Rashan Island [=OCTs=] was exactly the same way.
* SkunkStripe: Hiru/Yoru
* SlapSlapKiss: Ronnie and Antonio have shades of this.
* {{Sleepyhead}}: Caesar, maybe a tournament of death isn't the best place to be constantly dozing off...
* SnowMeansDeath: [[spoiler: In Round 5, Jet has his stomach torn open by broken wood and shards of glass. He pulls himself up and he's seen still struggling to continue at the end as it starts to snow. Although he isn't shown dead, given the severity of his wounds and the bleakness of the scene, it can be inferred that he won't last the night. ]]
* SocialServicesDoesNotExist: The reason Speakeasy is so messed up is that she was raised from the time she was four months old in a brothel/cannibal butcher shop.
* SplitPersonality: Hiru and Yoru, and arguably Avi and Iva.
* StartOfDarkness: For Jet, it was the death of his adoptive father William.
* StatusQuoIsGod: The reason Tyson never remembers his traumatic experiences with his past opponents.
* StepfordSmiler: Jet is type C.
* TalkingTheMonsterToDeath: Tyson is getting good at this.
* TakeOverTheCity: Jetís end goal.
* TemptingFate
--> '''Speakeasy:''' "Lot of dogs are gunnin' for your throat, y'know?"
--> '''Beyra:''' "So what? Let 'em come."
* TheChessmaster: Bosso, who tricks Speakeasy into entering.
* TheDeadHaveNames: The majority of characters killed during the Blind Pig's rampage are named (in fact WordOfGod is that the writer was going out of her way to ax named characters).
* TheInsomniac: Erx
* TheMafia: Ronnie's pack
* TheNicknamer: Speakeasy
* TheRunaway: Jet, and to some extent Ronnie (to avoid being killed)
* TheStoic: Nonsensical
* TheUnintelligible: Marcus is a cross between this and TheSpeechless; he is mostly silent but when he does occasionally say something, it's difficult to understand.
* TheUnReveal: Bloodybeard spends two days chasing Speakeasy around the city in order to warn her about the true nature of the tournament, and just as he has found her and is about to reveal the truth, Bosso steps with a veiled threat and Bloodybeard is forced to clam up for his own safety. Dick move, Bosso.
* TriumphantReprise: Speakeasy's final song is a propaganda piece that recounts the horrors of the tournament and issues a warning to Pripyat immigrants to flee the city or face death. At the end of the round, she changes the lyrics of the song. While still not bright and cheerful, the new song is much more positive and hopeful; possibly the closest thing to a positive song she's been shown to sing.
* UnwittingPawn: Speakeasy to Bosso, as well as a lot of the recruits for his revolution. Hazel's pack and Ajn-Raka's orphanage, as well as a few miscellaneous former competitors for Jet.
* TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized: Bosso's revolution of Pripyat saw no shortage of bodies.
* ThinkHappyThoughts: Captain (has this dog ever stopped being happy?)
* ThinkingOutLoud: Why, Balloon, why?
* ThirdPersonPerson: Nonsensical
* TragicKeepsake Jet with [[spoiler:Caesar's clovers ]].
* TraumaticCSection: The pregnant dog from Speakeasy's [[http://songdog-strayfang.deviantart.com/art/CC-Audition-Pg20-243931061 first song]].
* TrueCompanions: Some of the dogs still have pretty close ties with their packs during the tournament, even when contact is explicitly forbidden by Beyra with possible disqualification as punishment.
** Two dogs from Untoten's pack bring her food despite the risk, rain, and cold in Round 3.
** Speakeasy has regular interactions with the Blind Pig, and Bloodybeard has been keeping an eye on her.
* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans: Jet lies, blackmails, and plays dirty tricks all for the purpose of winning the tournament to make the city ''better''.
* ViciousCycle: The tournament as a whole, leading may to question if it is even worth continuing.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Jet; one of the reasons he is always smiling and goes out of his way to help others is because it is easier to manipulate dogs who trust him. Bosso tries to subvert this at the end of the semi-final by revealing his plans to the others.
* WellDoneSonGuy: Marx
* WhatTheHellHero:
--> '''Speakeasy:''' He said we just gotta let everyone know this tournament ain't right.
--> '''Untoten:''' So he ''murdered'' other dogs to ''prove his point?!''
* WhoAreYou: Jason to Bosso in Untoten's entry.
--> '''Bosso:''' Uh excuse me, but who are you?
--> '''Jason:'''No, who are you? And what do you want her dead for?''
* WolverineClaws: King's attached gloves.
* WouldBeRudeToSayGenocide: Type A. Bosso's crew claim that their actions are simply their way of dealing with the population problem, as well as justice for the atrocities brought on by the tournament.
* WouldntHurtAChild: In canon, the reason why Beyra pairs Untoten with Walter. (Of course, all of the matches are randomly drawn from a hat)
* XanatosSpeedChess: Jet is playing a very dangerous game with the various gangs in Pripyat. At one point he even directly compares his machinations to a game of chess.
* YouAreWhatYouHate: The supporters of the Blind Pig intend to massacre the dogs not native to the city, despite several of them not being native to the city.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: A few dogs have blue or bluetick coats, which is a type of coloring in dogs.
* YouKilledMyFather: Or mother, whatever the case it seems that a lot of the contestants are motivated by a desire for revenge against Beyra for deaths of loved ones in the previous tournament.
* YouNeedToGetLaid: How a lot of the characters react to Vendelís behavior.
* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: How the general population feels about Beyra. She doesn't particularly care.
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[[folder: The Character Summary (during auditions)]]
* [[http://haunti.deviantart.com/art/ADELE-220449067 Adele]] and [[http://chernobyl-curs.deviantart.com/gallery/29476320#/d3en6q0 Dante]] the Schipperke and the Doberman pinscher/Dalmatian mix
* [[http://atalae.deviantart.com/art/Ajn-Raka-Chernobyl-Curs-217178032 Ajn-Raka]] the German Shepherd/Borzoi/Mutt mix
* [[http://truewolfwarriors.deviantart.com/art/Albina-ref-sheet-211184333 Albina]] the German Sheppard/Whippet mix
* [[http://sand-crystal.deviantart.com/art/Annabeth-CC-Ref-Sheet-246501500 Annabeth]] the Argentine Dogo
* [[http://blind-wolfie.deviantart.com/art/Athena-CC-Audition-Ref-211309077 Athena]] the Saluki
* [[http://cloudbat.deviantart.com/art/Avi-204257626 Avi/Iva]] the Koolie
* [[http://paranoid-line.deviantart.com/art/Ref-Baikal-pencil-colo-215785561 Baikal]] and [[http://paranoid-line.deviantart.com/art/Ref-Feny-pencil-colo-215940835 Fény]] the Porcelaine/Smooth Collie mix and the Firefly
* [[http://aurafreesoul7.deviantart.com/art/Bailan-256499930 Bailan]] the Pembroke Welsh Corgi
* [[http://monkeym0o.deviantart.com/art/Balloon-202587392 Balloon]] and [[http://kulapti.deviantart.com/art/CC-Fisher-208997737 Fisher]]the Scottish Terrier/Chesky Fousek mix and the Whippet/Border Collie/Saluki/Jack Russell mix
* [[http://magpies-cupcake.deviantart.com/art/The-Noble-Lady-Banriona-255521854 (The noble lady) Banriona]] the Irish Wolfhound
* [[http://jovial-jackrabbit.deviantart.com/art/Haystack-Ref-209329258 Baton Haystack]] the Pembroke Welsh Corgi
* [[http://german-shepherd-girl.deviantart.com/art/CC-Baxter-Reference-206145002 Baxter]] and [[http://german-shepherd-girl.deviantart.com/art/CC-Danny-Reference-206584115 Danny]] the Beauceron and the Chihuahua
* [[http://michikodarkkitsune.deviantart.com/art/Chernobyl-Curs-Ref-204743438 Beau]] the Bearded Collie/Border Collie/Blue Heeler mix
* [[http://ninjapancake.deviantart.com/art/chernobyl-curs-Bella-206060400 Bella]] the Border Collie/ Australian Shepherd/ Sheltie mix
* [[http://graymoonwerewolf.deviantart.com/art/Ben-Reference-256990305 Benjamin]] and [[http://artistsbwonderful.deviantart.com/art/Deco-Ref-256978146 Deco]] the Briard and the Norwegian Elk hound/Akita/Golden Labrador mix
* [[http://cheetah-wolf.deviantart.com/art/Benny-Ref-209479751 Benny]] and [[http://rennastar.deviantart.com/art/Konstantin-ref-210413710 Konstantin]] the Fox Terrier/Azawakh mix and the Irish Wolfhound mix
* [[http://crazywolf1207.deviantart.com/art/Chernobyl-Curs-Borf-Reff-213794204 Borf]] the Anatolian Shepard/Bull Terrier mix
* [[http://veryartish.deviantart.com/art/ref-for-Bran-206005435 Bran]] the Giant Schnauzer
* [[http://alfafilly.deviantart.com/art/CC-Caesar-Reference-205424206 Caeser and Stan]] the Chow Chow and the rabbit
* [[http://rocketmeowth.deviantart.com/art/Captain-Reference-for-CC-204779788 Captain and Soot]] the American Eskimo and his ha- err and the Persian
* [[http://kysan.deviantart.com/art/Charaktersheet-CC-Chanel-253868232 Chanel]], [[http://kysan.deviantart.com/art/Charaktersheet-CC-Licht-253869268 Krieger des Lichts]] and [[http://kysan.deviantart.com/art/Charaktersheet-CC-Apple-253868609 Apple]] the Câo de agua Portugues, Cardigan Welsh Corgi/Lapland Shepherd mix and the snake
* [[http://chernobyl-curs.deviantart.com/gallery/?set=29476320&offset=24#/d3dpu2r Charlie]] Greyhound/Pharoh Hound/Giant Schnauzer mix
* [[http://parsli.deviantart.com/art/CC-Chey-Ref-210904798 Cheyenne]] the Australian Collie
* [[http://ruckusrufus.deviantart.com/art/Chomp-245938359 Chomp and Lytett]] the Burmese Mountain Dog/Border Collie mix and the cat
* [[http://chernobyl-curs.deviantart.com/#/d3dxw39 Colt]] the Rhodesian Ridgeback
* [[http://kaheaniehal.deviantart.com/art/Conall-Reference-203803507 Conall, Jera and Myne]] the Irish Wolfhound, rat and the spirit
* [[http://kelasha.deviantart.com/art/Chernobyl-curs-Crest-ref-sheet-207361432 Crest]] the Himalayan Sheep Dog
* [[http://mogria.deviantart.com/art/Cryus-Chernobyl-Curs-OCT-216148561 Cryus]] the Carolina Dog/American Pit Bull Terrier mix
* [[http://chernobyl-curs.deviantart.com/#/d3ecqui Cu Sith, Buckshot and Shotgun]] the former Great Dane, Pharoh hound/Bull terrier/Dingo mix and the fox
* [[http://mogria.deviantart.com/art/Cryus-Chernobyl-Curs-OCT-216148561 Cryus]] the Carolina Dog/American Pit Bull Terrier mix
* [[http://zerogai.deviantart.com/art/CC-Del-211216296 Deltora and Rei]] the Doberman/Great Dane mix and the Siskin
* [[http://may5rogers99.deviantart.com/art/Dmitrii-Reference-211123921 Dmitrii]] and [[http://may5rogers99.deviantart.com/art/Alexandria-Reference-211123717 Alexandria]] the Caucasian Ovcharka/Asian Shepherd dog mix and the Akita Inu
* [[http://me-and-mojo.deviantart.com/art/Chernobyl-Curs-Ref-dog-208656330 "Dog"]] and [[http://me-and-mojo.deviantart.com/art/bird-211764935 "Bird"]] the Chow Chow/Pit bull and the bird (Collared Sparrowhawk)
* [[http://chernobyl-curs.deviantart.com/#/d3e2k1b Dominic Drago]] and [[http://hucca.deviantart.com/art/Justin-Tyme-Ref-203683151 Justin Tyme]] the Shetland Sheepdog and the Chinese Crested
* [[http://incandescentmoonlite.deviantart.com/art/CC-Duke-Ref-251604285 Duke]] the Saint Dane
* [[http://pursuitofcanine.deviantart.com/art/Dunce-Reference-245226630 Dunce]] the Great Dane
* [[http://darkphoenix24.deviantart.com/art/Dyogi-Ref-211670597 Dyogi]], [[http://kevari.deviantart.com/art/Jem-and-Colin-Ref-239367885 Jem and Colin]] the Irish Wolfhound, Kelpie mix and the Irish Terrier
* [[http://hunterthewolf001.deviantart.com/art/CherNobyl-Curs-Eris-217705598 Eris]] the Australian Shepherd
* [[http://someguyfromcrowd.deviantart.com/art/Erx-Reference-216326869 Erx]] the Border Collie
* [[http://my.deviantart.com/messages/#/d3e1x1e Fluer]] and [[http://thebloodspirit.deviantart.com/art/Aorca-ref-sheet-225199505 Aorca]] the German Shepherd/Rhodesian Ridgeback mix and the Dalmatian mix
* [[http://nekoserrakat.deviantart.com/art/CC-Ref-Flutter-and-Moth-244484763 Flutter and Moth]] the Azawakhs
* [[http://equusequidae.deviantart.com/art/CC-Grid-n-Freyja-210661078 Grid and Freyja]] the Bullmastiff/English Mastiff mix and the Karelian Bear Dog
* [[http://saske-italian-wolf.deviantart.com/art/Chernobyl-Curs-Hamlet-217554005 Hamlet and Aderyn]] the Appenzeller Sennenhund and the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriver/Perdiguero Portugues mix
* [[http://sillystell.deviantart.com/art/Off-to-a-cold-place-245383530 Harry]] the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
* [[http://shrimpmuffin.deviantart.com/art/Harvey-Ref-CC-OCT-245244296 Harvey]] the Cambodian Razorback mix
* [[http://chernobyl-curs.deviantart.com/#/d3de3r1 Hazel]] the Maremma-Sheepdog/Mutt
* [[http://inuhoshi.deviantart.com/art/Hiru-Yoru-Reference-Sheet-203576902 Hiru/Yoru]] the Border Collie
* [[http://blue-graphite.deviantart.com/art/Holly-OCT-Audition-Ref-204208541 Holly]] and [[http://chernobyl-curs.deviantart.com/gallery/29476320#/d3driab RJ]] the two Kromfohrländer
* [[http://stealthfire231.deviantart.com/art/CC-Lavender-Jean-Ref-Sheet-256400578 Jean and Lavender]] the Newfoundland/Labrador Mix and the Greyhound
* [[http://chernobyl-curs.deviantart.com/gallery/29476320#/d3fasmg Jessica and Duncan]] the Norwich Terrier and the Chinese Crested
* [[http://storiesofheroes.deviantart.com/art/Jet-Reference-sheet-245355366 Jet]] the Labrador/Border Collie/Mutt mix
* [[http://ashercullen.deviantart.com/art/Chernobyl-Curs-Jigsaw-243000154 Jigsaw; Clair and Nate]] the Neapolitan Mastiff ; Rough Collie and the Shar Pei
* [[http://falcon-kai.deviantart.com/art/Chernobyl-Curs-Kailara-254894122 Kailara]] the Blue Heeler/Shorthair Koolie/Blue Lacy/Azawakh mix
* [[http://chernobyl-curs.deviantart.com/gallery/29476320#/d3ew7h8 Kale]] and [[http://kalil969.deviantart.com/#/d3bnw0m Steve]] the Pharaoh Hound and the Smooth Fox Terrier/Berger Picard mix
* [[http://kestrelraptor.deviantart.com/art/Kamu-ref-CC-OCT-245576474 Kamu]] the Australian Shepherd/Australian Kelpie/Border Collie/Australian Cattle Dog mix
* [[http://sukimi123.deviantart.com/art/Kayd-reff-207630668 Kayd and Candice]] the Labrador mix and the rabbit (Mini Satin)
* [[http://my.deviantart.com/messages/#/d3ehe2h Kazra]] and [[http://askyriandragon.deviantart.com/art/Pira-Reference-208754933 Pira]] the Afghan Hound and the Mutt
* [[http://nightmare-moon.deviantart.com/art/CC-Bruno-and-Kia-EDIT-254892964 Kia and Bruno]] the Labrador Retriever/Akita mix and the Great Dane/German Shepherd mix
* [[http://nuclearloop.deviantart.com/art/Kingston-and-Ashby-Ref-Sheet-203527822 Kingston and Ashby]] the Great Dane and the bird
* [[http://aspenfrost.deviantart.com/art/Kite-211444782 Kite and Chip]] the Australian Shepard/Labrador mix and the Cardinal
* [[http://snowthewolf.deviantart.com/#/d3bxwsw Kopi]] the English Shepherd, the fishdog
* [[http://starclan13.deviantart.com/art/Kurayami-251593406 Kurayami and Kemu]] the Pomeranian and the Bat
* [[http://chernobyl-curs.deviantart.com/gallery/29476320#/d3eq9mm Kyousen]] the Irish Wolfhound/Doberman mix
* [[http://chernobyl-curs.deviantart.com/#/d3e1gdb Lairynth and Mark]] the Catahoula Leopard Dog and the Continential Toy Spaniel Papillon
* [[http://thais-black.deviantart.com/art/CC-Lucy-Reference-237360988 Lucy]] Chinese Crested/Saluki mix
* [[http://berkelis.deviantart.com/art/Chernobyl-Curs-Ref-Mancs-213824414 Mancs]] and [[http://berkelis.deviantart.com/art/Chernobyl-Curs-Ref-Iridium-213824872 Iridium]] the Caucasian Shepherd and the Red Fox
* [[http://chernobyl-curs.deviantart.com/#/d3e5g6r Marcus and Iza]] the Boxer/Border Collie/Pit Bull mix and the Caucasian Shepherd
* [[http://tamway-doyle.deviantart.com/art/Marx-Piba-and-Trinity-211604910 Marx, Piba and Trinity]] the Border Collie, Pembroke Welsh Corgi and the Hooded Crow
* [[http://chilun.deviantart.com/art/Mitch-Reference-203462961 Mitch]] the Saluki/Catahoula Cur mix
* [[http://zappyattack.deviantart.com/art/Molotov-220146395 Molotov and Vully]] the Ibizan hound/Weimaraner mix and the Pond Bat
* [[http://chernobyl-curs.deviantart.com/gallery/29476320#/d3emjwv Mugsy]] the Doberman Pinscher
* [[http://my.deviantart.com/messages/#/d3dzd5s Nasaya and Dax]] the Aphgan hound/Grey hound/Iziban hound and the Rottweiler
* [[http://hinami.deviantart.com/art/Nefertiti-ref-203740381 Nefertiti]] the Pharaoh Hound
* [[http://chernobyl-curs.deviantart.com/gallery/29476320#/d3eecbu Nikolai]] and [[http://chernobyl-curs.deviantart.com/gallery/29476320#/d3eedow Vera]] the Caucasian Mountain Dog and the Bengal Cat
* [[http://okaliandreamsaredead.deviantart.com/art/Chernobyl-Curs-Reference-216709306 Nikolai, Viktor and Imogen]] the Borzois and the Bearded Vulture
* [[http://chernobyl-curs.deviantart.com/#/d3cjkb7 Nonsensical and George]] the Deerhound mix and the can, also known as Can-dog
* [[http://chernobyl-curs.deviantart.com/#/d3de6oc Orthros]] the Carolina Dog
* [[http://affectionate-zombie.deviantart.com/art/Chernobyl-Curs-Pandora-211063866 Pandora and Jin]] the Cretan Hound and the Mole cricket
* [[http://chernobyl-curs.deviantart.com/#/d3dpyv5 Pox]] the German Elo/Chihuahua mix
* [[http://blankwood.deviantart.com/#/d3d7meb Ragnarok]] the Aidi/American Alstian mix
* [[http://chernobyl-curs.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d3e4jta Rakta-pa]] and [[http://shadowstealthwolf.deviantart.com/art/Chernobyl-Cur-2-205262765 Berserker]] the two Beauceron/Doberman mixes
* [[http://orlint.deviantart.com/art/Rem-and-Tod-Reference-Sheet-207958469 Rem and Tod]] the Greyhound/Pharaoh Hound mix and the rat
* [[http://fry0712.deviantart.com/art/Rico-204772369 Rico]] and [[http://reedflower101.deviantart.com/art/CC-Cara-ref-205468676 Cara]] the Doberman and the Ibizan Hound
* [[http://xdeadpuffx.deviantart.com/#/d3dy0wv Rok]] and [[http://xdeadpuffx.deviantart.com/art/Dart-ref-211480312 Dart]] the Cane Corso/Mastiff/Dogo de Argentino mix and the Kurdish Kangal/Canaan Dog/Beauceron mix
* [[http://my.deviantart.com/messages/#/d3fbwv5 Ronnie and Mook]] Smooth-face Pyrenean Shepherd/Corgi mix and the doll
* [[http://chernobyl-curs.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d3ds04n Rostislav]] the Scottish Deerhound/Irish Wolfhound mix
* [[http://absolguardian.deviantart.com/art/Ruby-213215556 Ruby]] the Border Collie
* [[http://wolvekit.deviantart.com/art/Savior-Reference-254301292 Savior]] the Irish Setter/Golden Retriever mix
* [[http://songdog-strayfang.deviantart.com/#/d3blta4 Speakeasy]] the ... the dog
* [[http://canis-ferox.deviantart.com/art/Spoondog-reference-207491202 Spoondog]] the Smooth Collie/German Shepherd/Blue Heeler/Australian Cattledog mix
* [[http://chernobyl-curs.deviantart.com/#/d3dm38m Syd Crescent]] the Patterdale Terrier
* [[http://loboluver1155w.deviantart.com/#/d3d5853 Tangerine]] the Pembroke Welsh Corgi
* [[http://miryhis.deviantart.com/art/The-Corgi-Ref-211337653 The Corgi]] and [[http://miryhis.deviantart.com/art/Corvidea-Ref-211912038 Corvidea]] the Cardigan Welsh Corgi Mix and the Great Horned Owl
* [[http://chernobyl-curs.deviantart.com/gallery/29476119#/d3dwcvg Tsukishiro]] the Borzoi mix
* [[http://dannyhorserules.deviantart.com/art/CC-OCT-Tyson-Ref-244137232 Tyson]] the Border Collie/Black Labrador mix
* [[http://corvusraven.deviantart.com/#/d3ck72r Untoten (Day Sue)]] the Brussels Griffon
* [[http://wolfgirlwolf.deviantart.com/art/ChernobylCurs-Valun-208274577 Valun]] and [[http://kaylink.deviantart.com/art/Mr-Borisface-208638585 Boris]] the Bloodhound/English Mastiff/American bulldog/Great Dane/Central Asian Ovtcharka mix and the Kangal Dog/Mastiff mix
* [[http://amilialongtail.deviantart.com/#/d3c1exu Vendel and Daloris]] the Irish Red and White Setter
* [[http://mango-rain.deviantart.com/art/Viceroy-CC-refrence-217401165 Viceroy and Kalyna]] the Papillon and the cat
* [[http://darknature5000.deviantart.com/art/Viko-Cherobyl-Curs-254839322 Viko]] and [[http://darknature5000.deviantart.com/art/Anja-Chernobyl-Curs-256085371 Anja]]the Pit Bull Terrier and the Borzoi
* [[http://chernobyl-curs.deviantart.com/#/d3dmsys Vipen]] the Border Collie, the snakedog
* [[http://bearcoon.deviantart.com/art/Vladimir-Chernobyl-Curs-209003087 Vladimir]] and [[http://bearcoon.deviantart.com/art/Gervasious-Chernobyl-Cur-209628726 Gervasious]] the Appenzeller Sennenhund/Saluki mix and the Collie/German Shepherd/St. Bernard mix
* [[http://banditkat.deviantart.com/#/d3dl8vp Walter]] and [[http://banditkat.deviantart.com/#/d3dltg9 Gizmo]] the Catahoula Leopard Dog/ Blue Heeler mix and the Chihuahua
* [[http://dogrunner.deviantart.com/art/Chernobyl-Curs-Ref-Wink-208383194 Wink]] the Australian Shepherd mix
* [[http://chernobyl-curs.deviantart.com/gallery/29476320#/d3f1ygp Zach and Celest]] the Doberman/Chow Chow/Boxer mix and the wolf
* [[http://mightyena26.deviantart.com/art/Chernobyl-Curs-Zasha-208478834 Zasha]] the Doberman mix
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* The NPC´s
** [[http://shinkoryu14.deviantart.com/art/NPC-Reference-Beyra-201666324 Beyra]]

[[/folder]]
[[folder: The Character Summary (past auditions)]]
* [[http://haunti.deviantart.com/art/ADELE-220449067 Adele]] and [[http://chernobyl-curs.deviantart.com/gallery/29476320#/d3en6q0 Dante]] the Schipperke and the Doberman pinscher/Dalmatian mix
* [[http://atalae.deviantart.com/art/Ajn-Raka-Chernobyl-Curs-217178032 Ajn-Raka]] the German Shepherd/Borzoi/Mutt mix
* [[http://truewolfwarriors.deviantart.com/art/Albina-ref-sheet-211184333 Albina]] the German Sheppard/Whippet mix
* [[http://cloudbat.deviantart.com/art/Avi-204257626 Avi/Iva]] the Koolie
* [[http://paranoid-line.deviantart.com/art/Ref-Baikal-pencil-colo-215785561 Baikal]] and [[http://paranoid-line.deviantart.com/art/Ref-Feny-pencil-colo-215940835 Fény]] the Porcelaine/Smooth Collie mix and the Firefly
* [[http://aurafreesoul7.deviantart.com/art/Bailan-256499930 Bailan]] the Pembroke Welsh Corgi
* [[http://magpies-cupcake.deviantart.com/art/The-Noble-Lady-Banriona-255521854 (The noble lady) Banriona]] the Irish Wolfhound
* [[http://graymoonwerewolf.deviantart.com/art/Ben-Reference-256990305 Benjamin]] and [[http://artistsbwonderful.deviantart.com/art/Deco-Ref-256978146 Deco]] the Briard and the Norwegian Elk hound/Akita/Golden Labrador mix
* [[http://cheetah-wolf.deviantart.com/art/Benny-Ref-209479751 Benny]] and [[http://rennastar.deviantart.com/art/Konstantin-ref-210413710 Konstantin]] the Fox Terrier/Azawakh mix and the Irish Wolfhound mix
* [[http://crazywolf1207.deviantart.com/art/Chernobyl-Curs-Borf-Reff-213794204 Borf]] the Anatolian Shepard/Bull Terrier mix
* [[http://alfafilly.deviantart.com/art/CC-Caesar-Reference-205424206 Caeser and Stan]] the Chow Chow and the rabbit
* [[http://rocketmeowth.deviantart.com/art/Captain-Reference-for-CC-204779788 Captain and Soot]] the American Eskimo and his ha- err and the Persian
* [[http://kysan.deviantart.com/art/Charaktersheet-CC-Chanel-253868232 Chanel]], [[http://kysan.deviantart.com/art/Charaktersheet-CC-Licht-253869268 Krieger des Lichts]] and [[http://kysan.deviantart.com/art/Charaktersheet-CC-Apple-253868609 Apple]] the Câo de agua Portugues, Cardigan Welsh Corgi/Lapland Shepherd mix and the snake
* [[http://chernobyl-curs.deviantart.com/gallery/?set=29476320&offset=24#/d3dpu2r Charlie]] Greyhound/Pharoh Hound/Giant Schnauzer mix
* [[http://ruckusrufus.deviantart.com/art/Chomp-245938359 Chomp and Lytett]] the Burmese Mountain Dog/Border Collie mix and the cat
* [[http://kaheaniehal.deviantart.com/art/Conall-Reference-203803507 Conall, Jera and Myne]] the Irish Wolfhound, rat and the spirit
* [[http://kelasha.deviantart.com/art/Chernobyl-curs-Crest-ref-sheet-207361432 Crest]] the Himalayan Sheep Dog
* [[http://mogria.deviantart.com/art/Cryus-Chernobyl-Curs-OCT-216148561 Cryus]] the Carolina Dog/American Pit Bull Terrier mix
* [[http://chernobyl-curs.deviantart.com/#/d3ecqui Cu Sith, Buckshot and Shotgun]] the former Great Dane, Pharoh hound/Bull terrier/Dingo mix and the fox
* [[http://zerogai.deviantart.com/art/CC-Del-211216296 Deltora and Rei]] the Doberman/Great Dane mix and the Siskin
* [[http://may5rogers99.deviantart.com/art/Dmitrii-Reference-211123921 Dmitrii]] and [[http://may5rogers99.deviantart.com/art/Alexandria-Reference-211123717 Alexandria]] the Caucasian Ovcharka/Asian Shepherd dog mix and the Akita Inu
* [[http://chernobyl-curs.deviantart.com/#/d3e2k1b Dominic Drago]] and [[http://hucca.deviantart.com/art/Justin-Tyme-Ref-203683151 Justin Tyme]] the Shetland Sheepdog and the Chinese Crested
* [[http://pursuitofcanine.deviantart.com/art/Dunce-Reference-245226630 Dunce]] the Great Dane
* [[http://darkphoenix24.deviantart.com/art/Dyogi-Ref-211670597 Dyogi]], [[http://kevari.deviantart.com/art/Jem-and-Colin-Ref-239367885 Jem and Colin]] the Irish Wolfhound, Kelpie mix and the Irish Terrier
* [[http://hunterthewolf001.deviantart.com/art/CherNobyl-Curs-Eris-217705598 Eris]] the Australian Shepherd
* [[http://someguyfromcrowd.deviantart.com/art/Erx-Reference-216326869 Erx]] the Border Collie
* [[http://equusequidae.deviantart.com/art/CC-Grid-n-Freyja-210661078 Grid and Freyja]] the Bullmastiff/English Mastiff mix and the Karelian Bear Dog
* [[http://saske-italian-wolf.deviantart.com/art/Chernobyl-Curs-Hamlet-217554005 Hamlet and Aderyn]] the Appenzeller Sennenhund and the Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriver/Perdiguero Portugues mix
* [[http://sillystell.deviantart.com/art/Off-to-a-cold-place-245383530 Harry]] the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
* [[http://shrimpmuffin.deviantart.com/art/Harvey-Ref-CC-OCT-245244296 Harvey]] the Cambodian Razorback mix
* [[http://chernobyl-curs.deviantart.com/#/d3de3r1 Hazel]] the Maremma-Sheepdog/Mutt
* [[http://inuhoshi.deviantart.com/art/Hiru-Yoru-Reference-Sheet-203576902 Hiru/Yoru]] the Border Collie
* [[http://chernobyl-curs.deviantart.com/gallery/29476320#/d3fasmg Jessica and Duncan]] the Norwich Terrier and the Chinese Crested
* [[http://storiesofheroes.deviantart.com/art/Jet-Reference-sheet-245355366 Jet]] the Labrador/Border Collie/Mutt mix
* [[http://ashercullen.deviantart.com/art/Chernobyl-Curs-Jigsaw-243000154 Jigsaw; Clair and Nate]] the Neapolitan Mastiff ; Rough Collie and the Shar Pei
* [[http://falcon-kai.deviantart.com/art/Chernobyl-Curs-Kailara-254894122 Kailara]] the Blue Heeler/Shorthair Koolie/Blue Lacy/Azawakh mix
* [[http://sukimi123.deviantart.com/art/Kayd-reff-207630668 Kayd and Candice]] the Labrador mix and the rabbit (Mini Satin)
* [[http://nuclearloop.deviantart.com/art/Kingston-and-Ashby-Ref-Sheet-203527822 Kingston and Ashby]] the Great Dane and the bird
* [[http://thais-black.deviantart.com/art/CC-Lucy-Reference-237360988 Lucy]] Chinese Crested/Saluki mix
* [[http://berkelis.deviantart.com/art/Chernobyl-Curs-Ref-Mancs-213824414 Mancs]] and [[http://berkelis.deviantart.com/art/Chernobyl-Curs-Ref-Iridium-213824872 Iridium]] the Caucasian Shepherd and the Red Fox
* [[http://chernobyl-curs.deviantart.com/#/d3e5g6r Marcus and Iza]] the Boxer/Border Collie/Pit Bull mix and the Caucasian Shepherd
* [[http://tamway-doyle.deviantart.com/art/Marx-Piba-and-Trinity-211604910 Marx, Piba and Trinity]] the Border Collie, Pembroke Welsh Corgi and the Hooded Crow
* [[http://zappyattack.deviantart.com/art/Molotov-220146395 Molotov and Vully]] the Ibizan hound/Weimaraner mix and the Pond Bat
* [[http://my.deviantart.com/messages/#/d3dzd5s Nasaya and Dax]] the Aphgan hound/Grey hound/Iziban hound and the Rottweiler
* [[http://hinami.deviantart.com/art/Nefertiti-ref-203740381 Nefertiti]] the Pharaoh Hound
* [[http://okaliandreamsaredead.deviantart.com/art/Chernobyl-Curs-Reference-216709306 Nikolai, Viktor and Imogen]] the Borzois and the Bearded Vulture
* [[http://chernobyl-curs.deviantart.com/#/d3cjkb7 Nonsensical and George]] the Deerhound mix and the can, also known as Can-dog
* [[http://chernobyl-curs.deviantart.com/#/d3de6oc Orthros]] the Carolina Dog
* [[http://chernobyl-curs.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d3e4jta Rakta-pa]] and [[http://shadowstealthwolf.deviantart.com/art/Chernobyl-Cur-2-205262765 Berserker]] the two Beauceron/Doberman mixes
* [[http://orlint.deviantart.com/art/Rem-and-Tod-Reference-Sheet-207958469 Rem and Tod]] the Greyhound/Pharaoh Hound mix and the rat
* [[http://fry0712.deviantart.com/art/Rico-204772369 Rico]] and [[http://reedflower101.deviantart.com/art/CC-Cara-ref-205468676 Cara]] the Doberman and the Ibizan Hound
* [[http://xdeadpuffx.deviantart.com/#/d3dy0wv Rok]] and [[http://xdeadpuffx.deviantart.com/art/Dart-ref-211480312 Dart]] the Cane Corso/Mastiff/Dogo de Argentino mix and the Kurdish Kangal/Canaan Dog/Beauceron mix
* [[http://my.deviantart.com/messages/#/d3fbwv5 Ronnie and Mook]] Smooth-face Pyrenean Shepherd/Corgi mix and the doll
* [[http://chernobyl-curs.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d3ds04n Rostislav]] the Scottish Deerhound/Irish Wolfhound mix
* [[http://wolvekit.deviantart.com/art/Savior-Reference-254301292 Savior]] the Irish Setter/Golden Retriever mix
* [[http://songdog-strayfang.deviantart.com/#/d3blta4 Speakeasy]] the ... the dog
* [[http://canis-ferox.deviantart.com/art/Spoondog-reference-207491202 Spoondog]] the Smooth Collie/German Shepherd/Blue Heeler/Australian Cattledog mix
* [[http://loboluver1155w.deviantart.com/#/d3d5853 Tangerine]] the Pembroke Welsh Corgi
* [[http://dannyhorserules.deviantart.com/art/CC-OCT-Tyson-Ref-244137232 Tyson]] the Border Collie/Black Labrador mix
* [[http://corvusraven.deviantart.com/#/d3ck72r Untoten (Day Sue)]] the Brussels Griffon
* [[http://amilialongtail.deviantart.com/#/d3c1exu Vendel and Daloris]] the Irish Red and White Setter
* [[http://chernobyl-curs.deviantart.com/#/d3dmsys Vipen]] the Border Collie, the snakedog
* [[http://banditkat.deviantart.com/#/d3dl8vp Walter]] and [[http://banditkat.deviantart.com/#/d3dltg9 Gizmo]] the Catahoula Leopard Dog/ Blue Heeler mix and the Chihuahua
* [[http://mightyena26.deviantart.com/art/Chernobyl-Curs-Zasha-208478834 Zasha]] the Doberman mix
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* The NPC´s
** [[http://shinkoryu14.deviantart.com/art/NPC-Reference-Beyra-201666324 Beyra]]

[[/folder]]
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23rd Jan '14 1:53:09 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* BewareOfViciousDog: ...Well what were you expecting?
* BigBadassWolf: Averted. Wolves (and dogs that look like them) are expressly forbidden in the rules.

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* BewareOfViciousDog: ...Well what What were you expecting?
* BigBadassWolf: Averted. Wolves (and dogs that look like them) are expressly forbidden in the rules.
expecting?



* NoSexAllowed: The penalty the imposed on those who lose the tournament; assuming they aren't killed obviously.

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* NoSexAllowed: The penalty the imposed on those who lose the tournament; assuming they aren't killed obviously.


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* SavageWolves / NobleWolf: Averted. Wolves (and dogs that look like them) are expressly forbidden in the rules.
2nd Jan '14 12:40:01 PM Celticjesus
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* BewareTheNiceOnes: Jet's polite and cheerful personality was revealed to be a facade. He is a cold psycopath who wants to take over Pripyat.

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* BewareTheNiceOnes: Jet's polite and cheerful personality was revealed to be a facade. He is a cold psycopath psychopath who wants to take over Pripyat.
20th Dec '13 10:15:13 AM VoidShinko
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->'''Bernardo:''' Ye shouldn't cuss like an adult until ye've at least killed 5 dogs. Ye know why?
->'''Ronnie:''' Because the first is a mistake, the second is a failure, the third is terrifying and the fourth is reluctant. The fifth one is acceptance.

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->'''Bernardo:''' --> '''Bernardo:''' Ye shouldn't cuss like an adult until ye've at least killed 5 dogs. Ye know why?
->'''Ronnie:''' --> '''Ronnie:''' Because the first is a mistake, the second is a failure, the third is terrifying and the fourth is reluctant. The fifth one is acceptance.
20th Dec '13 10:13:56 AM VoidShinko
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* ItGetsEasier: Antonio says something along these lines to Ronnie after she kills Ajn.

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* ItGetsEasier: Antonio says something along these lines to Ronnie after she kills Ajn. Ends up being one of the main themes of Ronnie's story arc, calling back to the "rule of five" mentioned in her audition.
->'''Bernardo:''' Ye shouldn't cuss like an adult until ye've at least killed 5 dogs. Ye know why?
->'''Ronnie:''' Because the first is a mistake, the second is a failure, the third is terrifying and the fourth is reluctant. The fifth one is acceptance.
2nd Dec '13 9:56:07 AM VoidShinko
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* SnowMeansDeath: [[spoiler: In Round 5, Jet has his stomach torn open by broken wood and shards of glass. He pulls himself up and he's seen still struggling to continue at the end as it starts to snow. Although he isn't shown dead, given the severity of his wounds and the bleakness of the scene, it ca be implied that he won't last the night. ]]

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* SnowMeansDeath: [[spoiler: In Round 5, Jet has his stomach torn open by broken wood and shards of glass. He pulls himself up and he's seen still struggling to continue at the end as it starts to snow. Although he isn't shown dead, given the severity of his wounds and the bleakness of the scene, it ca can be implied inferred that he won't last the night. ]]
2nd Dec '13 6:40:45 AM VoidShinko
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* SirSwearsALot: The young puppy Adele uses the word "fuck" to express every emotion from excitement to rage. This is something of a CreatorThumbprint for her owner, as the character they used in the TapestryOfHorror and Rashan Island [=OCTs=] was exactly the same way.

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* SirSwearsALot: The young puppy Adele uses the word "fuck" to express every emotion from excitement to rage.rage, and says it at least once or twice in every page of the audition comic. This is something of a CreatorThumbprint for her owner, as the character they used in the TapestryOfHorror and Rashan Island [=OCTs=] was exactly the same way.
2nd Dec '13 6:39:19 AM VoidShinko
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* SirSwearsALot: The young puppy Adele uses the word "fuck" to express every emotion from excitement to rage. This is something of a CreatorThumbprint for her owner, as the character they used in the TapestryOfHorror and Rashan Island [=OCTs=] was exactly the same way.
1st Oct '13 2:23:17 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* FromNobodyToNightmare: At the start of the tournament Jet is just one more immigrant to Pripyat that no one knows or respects. By the end of the semi-final he is well into a complicated XanatosGambit to take over Pripyat.

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* FromNobodyToNightmare: At the start of the tournament Jet is just one more immigrant to Pripyat that no one knows or respects. By the end of the semi-final he is well into a complicated XanatosGambit ThePlan to take over Pripyat.
13th Jul '13 8:54:25 PM captainpat
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* MismatchedEyes: Wink, Zasha, Spoon, Lairynth, Othos, Rico, Dart, Vladimir.
** This does not include characters with odd-eyes due to blindness.
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