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[[caption-width-right:350:Is your [[NarrativeTropes Story]] strong enough to save all others?]]

->''"Will you be a Champion of Order, prepared to set the world to right? Will you be an Emissary of Reason, to give the madness meaning? Or are you a Agent of Chance, swept up into the Book of Stories by luck alone?"''

[[http://tbos-oct.deviantart.com/ The Book of Stories]] [=(TBoS)=] is an {{Original Character Tournament}} hosted by [[http://robinrone.deviantart.com/ RobinRone]] along with a group of four judges. The story is about the Twins, ancient guardians of an object called [[http://robinrone.deviantart.com/art/Cast-The-Book-194320716 The Book of Stories]], which contains every story of every world ever written and is said to whisk anyone who reads its words inside its pages. Said guardians, [[http://robinrone.deviantart.com/art/Cast-Lady-Ink-193483579 Lady Ink]] and [[http://robinrone.deviantart.com/art/Cast-Mudd-193485203 Mudd]], maintained the Book for a long time with their respective powers of structure and purpose and as they developed more character and personality, the differences between them pushed them apart and eventually lead to the gradual downfall and eventually the Unwriting of the Book.

Said downfall is now threatening the fate of every World and the two guardians have reunited to fix the problem. Though they can no longer enter the Book to find the root of the problem, they opt to recruit individuals to enter the Book on their behalfs, since only mortals can safely enter inside. In addition, the Unwriting has made the Book teleport to every World, pulling in its share of unwitting mortals with its magic pages.

[=TBoS=] has a few things setting it apart from other [=OCTs=], aside from allowing any media to be used, from comics to flash to prose or any mix in between. It puts very little emphasis on the characters fighting each other as the bigger focus is the mystery of the Book itself and the characters' influences on said book, allowing a great deal of flexibility for the contestants when it comes to writing their entries. Instead, each round is themed on a genre, where contestants aspire to write as little or as much of the genre as they want in their entry. The last round has no genre involved, fittingly enough.

The tournament opened auditions on March 1, 2011 and Round 1 began on June 12, 2011 with 64 competitors, chosen out of the 113 auditioners by a group of five judges. Round 1 ended on July 12th and Round 2 began on August 2nd with 32 competitors. Then Round 2 ended on September 5th and Round 3 began on September 26th with 16 competitors. Round 3 ended on November 4th and Round 4 started on November 24th with 8 competitors (where coincidentally, single [[OriginalCharacter OCs]] were pitted against couple [[OriginalCharacter OCs]]).

In addition, a mini-OCT called "The Lost Stories" was hosted on November 18th for the competitors who lost in previous rounds but wished to participate again. The deadline for them is offset by one week from the official rounds' deadline.

!!NPC Tropes:

!!![[http://robinrone.deviantart.com/art/Cast-Lady-Ink-193483579 Lady Ink]]:
* TheSpock
* WomanInBlack

!!![[http://robinrone.deviantart.com/art/Cast-Mudd-193485203 Mudd]]:
* [[TheMcCoy The McCoy]]
* TheSlacker

!!![[http://robinrone.deviantart.com/art/Cast-The-Book-194320716 The Book of Stories]]:
* AncientArtifact / ArtifactOfDoom - The Book of Stories is as old as time and holds every Story ever told in every World. It's on its way of becoming an ArtifactOfDoom due to a mistake Lady Ink made.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin
* FisherKingdom - Due to its GenreRoulette nature, the Book can change the setting and archetypes inside on a whim. It's implied in some entries that the Book might start to affect some of the contestants as well in this manner.
* GeniusLoci - The Book being somewhat of a location that other people can enter, it falls under this due to having a mind of its own.
* PortalBook - Type 1.
* TheKirk

!!General Tropes:
* ApocalypseHow / RetGone - The worst outcome of the Book's Unwriting could be classified as Class X-5 or even Z, though it's not as much destroying as it is making everything nonexistent.
* ArchetypalCharacter - The fictional characters in the Book are these.
* GotVolunteered / RefusalOfTheCall - Lady Ink and Mudd pretty much do this to their recruits if they're unwilling.
* GenreRoulette - Pretty much the defining gimmick of this OCT.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero - Lady Ink, unable to handle the Book by herself, tries to write her way out of responsibility, which results in the Book Unwriting itself and every World in danger.
* OneSteveLimit - Averted. Among the 64 who made the final cut, we have Anna Smith, Annabelle Roads, and Annabelle Greyson. Among the original 113 auditioners, we have two Anna's and three Annabelle's.
* ThisIsMyStory - A lot of auditions start out as this.
* TheCallHasBadReception - The Book indiscriminately chooses anyone who so much as gazes into it, leaving them more ill-equipped about the overall situation than anyone who has been chosen by the Twins.
* TheCallLeftAMessage - Some auditions had the Book leaving its pages to those who would coincidentally come across it.
* WeUsedToBeFriends - Lady Ink and Mudd had a falling out over their methods of taking care of the Book.

!!The 64 Contestants

!![[http://aileen-kailum.deviantart.com/ Aileen-Kailum]]'s Entries
* Character: [[http://aileen-kailum.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Reference-209400037 Hazel Parks]] [[http://aileen-kailum.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Audition-1-209194904 Audition]]
* Gift: Construct
* Opponent(s): Annabelle
!!!Tropes:
* CloudCuckooLander - Hazel has shades of this, due to having her mind being systematically screwed in the past.
* LightEmUp - Hazel is all about manipulating light, though she needs a light source.

!![[http://alecvastor.deviantart.com/ AlecVastor]]'s Entries
* Character: [[http://alecvastor.deviantart.com/art/BoS-Ref-209303130 The Nameless Musician]] [[http://alecvastor.deviantart.com/art/BoS-Aud1-209299633 Audition]]
* Gift: Page
* Opponent(s): Jack Garsto and Jennifer Enburg
!!!Tropes:
* ChaoticNeutral - The Musician is played up as this in-universe.
* DePower - Being a musician, he can normally use his power of music to great, nearly godlike extents, but being inside the Book has neutered his abilities to just creating small objects, hovering and disrupting others' magical abilities.
* LivingShadow - Somehow the Musician has complete control over his shadow, though its uses are rather situational.
* MagicMusic
* NoNameGiven

!![[http://andmyshadow.deviantart.com/ AndMyShadow]]'s Entries
* Characters: [[http://andmyshadow.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-OCT-Antigone-OC-No-1-208549960 Princess Antigone]], [[http://andmyshadow.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-OCT-Swiftsure-OC-No-2-208550365 Swiftsure]], and [[http://andmyshadow.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-OCT-Aella-Hunter-OC-No-3-208550844 Aella Hunter]][[http://andmyshadow.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-OCT-Audition-Story-208549551 Audition]]
* Gift: Construct/Page/Function
* Opponent(s): The Guard
!!!Tropes:
* EmpathicShapeshifter - Swiftsure is this to some extent by accident, due to having been an ImaginaryFriend fully realized.
* HappilyAdopted - Played with in Aella's case. She liked her foster family well enough, though she'd still like to know about her real parents.
* ImaginaryFriend - Swiftsure used to be this before being dragged into the Book.
* SuperSpeedReading - Antigone really reads her books.

!![[http://andreaharper.deviantart.com/ AndreaHarper]]'s Entries
* Character: [[http://andreaharper.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Reference-Alice-Williams-209379297 Alice Williams]] [[http://andreaharper.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Audition-209375986 Audition]]
* Gift: Function
* Opponent(s): Magpie
!!!Tropes:
* MindHive - Alice has two other souls inside her called Grace and Verity.
* {{Necromancer}}
* TalkingToPlants - This more or less underlines how socially awkward she is, not as much as how boring she is.

!![[http://annnarowlye.deviantart.com/ annarowlye]]'s Entries
* Character: [[http://annarowlye.deviantart.com/art/Annabelle-Roads-Bio-197458723 Annabelle]] [[http://annarowlye.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-entry-part-one-208633588 Audition]]
* Gift: Construct
* Opponent(s): Hazel Parks
!!!Tropes:
* CombatStilettos - Annabelle seems to have mastered running with these.
* TheRoaringTwenties - Where Annabelle came from.

!![[http://ariskari.deviantart.com/ Ariskari]]'s Entries
* Character: [[http://ariskari.deviantart.com/art/Sinclair-195531840 Sinclair]] [[http://ariskari.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Audition-The-Rosary-207578159 Audition]]
* Gift: Function
* Opponent(s): Ophelia and August
!!!Tropes:
* BadassPreacher - If he has no other options, Sinclair won't hesitate to use his rosary as a makeshift ''garrote''.
* [[DoorstopBaby ChurchstopBaby]]

!![[http://ashana-correlli.deviantart.com/ Ashana-Correlli]]'s Entries
* Character: [[http://ashana-correlli.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Char-Ref-Andromeda-209397545 Andromeda]] [[http://ashana-correlli.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Audition-Andromeda-209397355 Audition]]
* Gift: Page
* Opponent(s): Marcus
!!!Tropes:
* LizardFolk
* NonHumanSidekick - Inverted with Castor, her very human sidekick/friend.

!![[http://awisha-teh-ninja.deviantart.com/ awisha-teh-ninja]] and [[http://xakriuth.deviantart.com/ Xakriuth]]'s Entries
* Characters: [[http://awisha-teh-ninja.deviantart.com/art/Tishni-and-Zevran-Ref-207697263 Tishni and Zevran]] [[http://xakriuth.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-the-first-draft-1-209003829 Audition]]
* Gift: Function
* Opponent(s): Sir Gerhart Lautz
!!!Tropes:
* NonhumanHumanoidHybrid - Tishni and Zevran are a race of sheepy birds, supposedly.
* PsychicLink - Their link is a variant, where one can sense the other's emotions and sometimes their physical location as well.
* TheSmartGuy - Their race is pretty much a PlanetOfHats of this trope.

!![[http://bagnathesupervillain.deviantart.com/ BagnaTheSupervillain]]'s Entries
* Character: [[http://bagnathesupervillain.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-James-Englehart-Picture-209359728 James Englehart]] [[http://bagnathesupervillain.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-James-Englehart-Audition-209374031 Audition]]
* Gift: None
* Opponent(s): Doctor Amelia
!!!Tropes:
* BadassNormal - At first anyway.
* HeWhoFightsMonsters - Played with, as James starts to exhibit some superhuman abilities due to having hunted nonhumans for so long. Inverted in that he's slowly sympathizing for the monsters he's hunting down, though he won't admit it.
* KnightTemplar - James believes that all nonhumans should be exterminated because they're beyond redemption.

!![[http://bloodysafetypins.deviantart.com/ BloodySafetypins]]'s Entries
* Characters: [[http://bloodysafetypins.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Satoshi-Reyes-Ando-208992248 Satoshi 'Reyes' Ando]] and [[http://bloodysafetypins.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Long-Ai-Aurelia-Lien-208993329 Long Ai 'Aurelia' Lien]] [[http://bloodysafetypins.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Audition-209239299 Audition]]
* Gift: Construct/Function
* Opponent(s): Tatiana and Vespera
!!!Tropes:
* EverythingsBetterWithRainbows - Reyes literally vomits them out. Not really used for offense, it's more or less a distraction.
* MagicalFlutist - Aurelia's violin playing has the power to attract rats ala Pied Piper.
* MotorMouth - Reyes loves to talk.
* [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did It Have To Be Rats?]] - Aurelia hates rats, which makes her rat-attracting violin-playing a mixed blessing.

!![[http://bright-smoke.deviantart.com/ Bright-Smoke]]'s Entries
* Characters: [[http://bright-smoke.deviantart.com/art/Moira-Pippin-ref-sheet-206381940 Moira and Pippin]] [[http://bright-smoke.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Audition-Moira-206444848 Audition]]
* Gift: None
* Opponent(s): Adante and Vin
!!!Tropes:
* {{Alchemy}} - Moira specializes in it to compensate for being one of the {{Muggles}}, particularly potion-making.
* MuggleBornOfMages - Moira tries to offset this by dabbling in {{Alchemy}}, which is somewhat frowned upon in her society.

!![[http://conspiracy-z-cycle.deviantart.com/ Conspiracy-Z-Cycle]]'s Entries
* Characters: [[http://conspiracy-z-cycle.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Dahnnae-Ref-Sheet-207303064 Dahnnae Marfinn]] and [[http://conspiracy-z-cycle.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Bechen-Ref-Sheet-209155780 Bechen K’vette]] [[http://conspiracy-z-cycle.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Audition-209402536 Audition]]
* Gift: Functions
* Opponent(s): Azrael
!!!Tropes:
* DropTheHammer - Bechen wields a warhammer/maul hybrid based off his blacksmith's hammer.
* EmbarrassingTattoo - Dahnnae has one of his back of [[RuleOfSymbolism a bare tree and some fire behind it]].
* OurElvesAreBetter - Dahnnae.
* TheBlacksmith - Bechen.
* WildHair - Dahnnae.

!![[http://da-kasha.deviantart.com/ da-kasha]]'s Entries
* Character: [[http://da-kasha.deviantart.com/art/Alan-Ref-Sheet-200117775 Alan]] [[http://da-kasha.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-OCT-Alan-Audition-pt1-203076401 Audition]]
* Gift: Construct
* Opponent(s): Jaya Ferox
!!!Tropes:
* EncyclopaedicKnowledge - He's a librarian after all.
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer - Alan was ostracized for his mixed bloodline early on. What makes it worse that they keep him around instead of letting him go for fear of him causing trouble if he wasn't under supervision.

!![[http://darthvengeance0325.deviantart.com/ DarthVengeance0325]]'s Entries
* Character: [[http://darthvengeance0325.deviantart.com/art/C-reference-sheet-attempt-TBOS-197484910 C the Masque]] [[http://darthvengeance0325.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Audition-try-cut-1975823621 Audition]]
* Gift: None
* Opponent(s): Llimsey and Artego
!!!Tropes:
* BiTheWay - Not that it matters for C, who's undead and can't have children anyway.
* DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength - Due to her vampiric strength, C can't quite use weapons properly without breaking them.
* FriendToAllChildren - She's fond of kids, but does her best to stay away from them for their own good.
* OurVampiresAreDifferent

!![[http://digidaydreamer.deviantart.com/ DigiDayDreamer]]'s Entries
* Characters: [[http://digidaydreamer.deviantart.com/art/Bobu-and-Ricco-Ref-s-Sheet-209402145 Bobu and Ricco]][[http://digidaydreamer.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Audition-209402402 Audition]]
* Gift: Page
* Opponent(s): Sian, Qwerty Finklewater, Kali, Jaya Ferox
!!!Tropes:
* AbsoluteCleavage - Ricco as a rare male example.
* AccidentalMisnaming - Played with in Round 2 with Ygsthrall, whose name is a bit of a mouthful. Ricco repeatedly gets his name wrong - even in writing - Bobu nicknames him Iggy for convenience, and Qwerty calls him Yogi. Only Anna gets his name right, which isn't surprising, considering the possibility of InterspeciesRomance.
* ActionGirl - Bobu.
* AlternateTimeline - Unknowingly, Bobu enters into one of these into Round 2, where she briefly encounters Sian in [=SaffyLailo's=] Round 1 entry.
** Exaggerated in Round 3 when Bobu and company go through several of these throughout Round 3 via the [=ARVs=].
* ArbitraryHeadcountLimit - Bobu lampshades this in Round 2 when Sian and Ricco are replaced by Ygsthrall and Anna Claw early on.
* AshFace / NonFatalExplosions - Justified when one of the [=NPCs=] in Round 2 holds a pair of bombs at point-blank range by accident, as it was implied he was the strongest of the villain's mooks.
* BagOfHolding / {{Hammerspace}} - Bobu and Ricco supposedly have this in the form of inventory tablets, which are inexplicably stored in their digital bodies, at least when they were in the video game Box Bug.
* BagOfSpilling - In an non-video game example, this happens to both Bobu and Ricco when they leave the video game Box Bug and enter the Book, finding themselves stripped of their video game inventories in a crucial situation not too long afterwards.
* BarBrawl - Expected for Round 2's Western Genre.
* BetterThanABareBulb - Much of the humor derives from this.
* {{Bifauxnen}} - It doesn't help that Bobu sometimes gets mistaken as a guy due to the androgynous voice and the lack of female features. This becomes an unexpected plot point in Round 2.
* BigCreepyCrawlies - Bobu's a cartoony version of this.
* BubbleGun - Bobu's water spell in her RPG mode is this.
* BumblingSidekick - Ricco. Apparently being a SpoonyBard involves a lot of this.
* CampStraight - Despite enjoying a fair deal of feminine activities and wearing females' clothing, Ricco hits on girls and once stated that he's "totally straight".
* ChekhovsSkill - Played with in Round 2, as the pivotal knowledge in question is retroactively introduced in a mid-battle flashback, though the flashback itself was justified by Bobu's earlier comment about how Ricco just "babbles inane details about [Box Bug]".
* ChivalrousPervert - Ricco's a bit less perverted than other examples, usually going for flowery, romantic language.
* DareToBeBadass / WorldOfCardboardSpeech - When Qwerty questions Bobu on why they have to go out of their way to save complete strangers in the Book, Bobu goes all contemplative and gives this speech:
-->'''Bobu''': "...because true heroes never want to live with regrets, mistakes they could have avoided if they had been more vigilant. That's what the Book of Stories wants out of us, I think. And I can bet it has a good reason for making us go through all this insanity and that it would be totally worth it that we gave our all to tell the best story we possibly can."
* DeadpanSnarker - Bobu.
* DefrostingTheIceQueen - Ricco hopes to do this with Bobu. [[spoiler: It works, but not the way Ricco wanted.]]
* DistressBall - Somewhat justified early in Round 2, when Ricco left the party early to seek some help as Bobu insisted she didn't care if he slowed them down, even if it did end up with him being captured.
* DistressedDude - Ricco plays this hard in Round 2.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything - The BigBad of Round 2 reprimands one of his minions in this manner:
--> "Wish I could've taught you not to hold small, round objects so tight; otherwise you'd be a perfect match for her."
* DramaticGunCock - This happens to Ricco during the prison breakout.
* DreamSpying - Played with in Round 2, where Bobu ends up watching scenes of other people when she's not pushing the plot forward, particularly Qwerty, and Anna and Ygsthrall in the climax.
* DreamWithinADream - Bobu ended up DreamSpying from Qwerty's perspective in the first dream, then woke up and ended up having a surprise encounter with a person from Box Bug. Then she woke up from that, as that turned out to be a dream as well.
* DrivesLikeCrazy - Ricco is this all the way in Round 1.
* DrunkOnMilk - Subverted in Round 2, where it's heavily implied Ricco was tricked into drinking some alcoholic beverage when it was presented as milk.
* DrunkenMaster - Subverted and lampshaded in Round 2, where Ricco's sudden increase in skill isn't due to alcohol, but rather due to the BigBad of Round 2 pulling some strings.
* EveryCarIsAPinto - Subverted and lampshaded in Round 1, where Bobu mentions the lack of this during the car chase sequence.
* EvilCounterpart / IdenticalStranger / SueDonym - Inverted and played for drama when Qwerty encounters an archetype who resembled his unlikable master with a suspiciously similar-sounding name, but is otherwise the polar opposite in personality.
* {{Expy}} - Played with when an archetype from Round 1 reappears in Round 2 as a younger version of herself. Also, a few archetypes bear resemblance to some of the author's original characters.
* FirstPersonSmartass - Bobu's story is narrated from her perspective, snarkiness and all.
* FlashbackNightmare - A variation occurs in Round 2: Bobu's first dream was of a scene prior to the start of Round 2, before it devolved into a nightmare where she was hounded by one of her enemies from Box Bug while the world around her faded away to oblivion, thus dooming her to fall in an everlasting void.
* FragileSpeedster - Bobu's Platformer Mode turns her into this.
* GayCowboy - Played straight with one character in Round 2, as well as discussed by Ricco in his defense of his heterosexuality.
* GiantPoofySleeves - Ricco as a rare male example.
* GratuitousSpanish / JustAStupidAccent - Ricco, especially in the audition.
* GuestStarPartyMember
** Round 1 - Sian and Tom.
** Round 2 - Ygsthrall, Anna Claw and Qwerty Finklewater.
** Round 3 - Kali and Lyric.
** Round 4 - Arguably Jaya Ferox [[spoiler: and Broken]].
* HairTriggerTemper - Bobu has spades of this, though it's somewhat justified since her BerserkButton is usually any illogical, nonsensical situation and she's had no shortage of that.
* HarmlessElectrocution - Played with when this is used to conclude the second fight of Round 2, where it's implied the doctor suffered a lot.
* HeroicSecondWind - Bobu gets this in Round 2 during the climax after [[SomeDayThisWillComeInHandy receiving a helpful flashback]].
* HollywoodToneDeaf - Played straight with Ricco, if Bobu's remarks are of any indication. Subverted where he manages a lullaby good enough to lull children to sleep, in which Bobu calls him out on his singing quality and competence.
* HotPursuit - Justified during Round 1, as Bobu and Ricco snuck a zombie illegally inside a city that's prejudiced against zombies.
* HypercompetentSidekick - Ricco displays shades of this during the climax of Round 3.
* HyperspaceArsenal - In Round 1, Bobu orders Ricco to use one of their 99 "Strength Deodorants".
* HypocriticalHumor - After Bobu risks her life trying to prevent the van they're on from tipping over by using her weight as a counterbalance, the van uprights itself without warning. Bobu nearly falls off the van before Ricco grabs her and pulls her in, scolding her for doing a crazy stunt. Thing is, it was Ricco's crazy driving that caused the van to tilt absurdly in the first place.
* InstantArmor - Exaggerated in Round 1, where a villain pulls this off with some highly advanced technology disguised as a ''walker, tennis balls and all''.
* InterspeciesRomance - Lampshaded by Bobu in Round 1:
-->'''Bobu''': "Maybe I should have been more bothered by the fact that this enormous anthropomorphic fish was striking up a romance with a medieval woman with possibly a real sword, but at this point, I've seen Ricco flirt with weirder [[{{Bifauxnen}} (and presumably female)]] things in Box Bug. I mean, who could forget the budding love story of him and a 50-foot, snow-breathing llama?"
** Further lampshaded when Ricco [[CallBack brings up the llama incident]] as his excuse for helping Ygsthrall in his first appearance rather than running away, and when Bobu notices Ygsthrall and Anna Claw seem to have bonded behind the scenes.
* ItMayHelpYouOnYourQuest - Played with in Round 1, where Ricco borrowed some of Tom's needles and thread to help stitch Tom's arm together after it was torn off. Doubly subverted, where Ricco threw said needles at one of the antagonists in a pointless attempt at distraction, and later on, Bobu found one of the needles stuck on her person, which helped her and Sian get past a fairly major obstacle.
** Subverted in Round 2. Ricco brings a backpack full of papers and pens, thinking it would somehow help them figure out how to get out of the Book, but it ultimately serves to worsen Bobu and Ricco's situation than either could have anticipated.
* IShallReturn - [[spoiler: Ricco asks Bobu to promise to come back for him, after throwing her to safety.]]
* IWillOnlySlowYouDown - Near the start of Round 2, the duo are stranded in the middle of a desert wasteland. Ricco tells Bobu to go ahead, since she can find civilization much faster in her [[FragileSpeedster Platformer Mode]], but she won't have any of it since they had just lost Sian somehow. [[spoiler: He does it again when she rescues him from prison and he gets disabled in the process.]]
* JustAMachine - Bobu views Ricco as this, since he's just a video game character.
* LadykillerInLove - It's rather obvious Ricco has a thing for Bobu. He only hits on other girls because that's what {{SpoonyBard}}s are supposed to do, at least in Box Bug.
* MoreHeroThanThou - Bobu and Ricco during the prison scenes.
* MultiformBalance - Bobu's Alternate Modes, which manifests in the forms of various video game genres.
* NeverSplitTheParty - Bobu tries to invoke this sentiment in Round 2, when she and Ricco had been unknowingly separated from Sian.
* NonActionGuy - Ricco.
* NoOneGetsLeftBehind - Bobu is fiercely determined not to lose Ricco again during the prison breakout, going so far as to stay with him when he gets disabled. [[spoiler: Ricco had other ideas, though...]]
* [[spoiler: NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent / OohMeAccentsSlipping / ShockingVoiceIdentityReveal - Ricco's gradual disuse of his heavy Mexican accent foreshadows his status as an actual human being like Bobu, which is fully revealed at the end of Round 1.]]
* OrganicTechnology - Featured a bit in Round 2, where the guns are more like hybrids of animals and actual guns and are generally treated like pets and partners.
* OwMyBodyPart - Ricco tends to say this early on when Bobu hurts him.
-->'''Ricco''': "Ow! My large obtuse chark face! Again!"
* PantslessMalesFullyDressedFemales - Painfully inverted with Bobu wearing only boxing gloves, while Ricco is fully dressed in women's clothing.
* PensieveFlashback - Notably Bobu gets one in Round 2 amidst her DreamSpying, from the perspective of the ''Book of Stories''.
* ThePlan- The antagonists Bobu and Ricco face so far seem rather fond of doing this.
* PoorCommunicationKills - Bobu's reluctance to confess to her eavesdropping of Ricco's secret from Round 1 eventually leads to the intense, emotional climax of Round 2.
* PowersAsPrograms - Bobu's Alternate Modes are literally this, since they were into programmed into her status as a video game protagonist.
* PrisonerExchange - The BigBad of Round 2 asks Bobu to come alone for "negotiations", implying this.
* PunctuatedForEmphasis - Played straight with [[ButtMonkey Waffledorp]] out of all people: "I! AM! WAFFLEDORP!"
* RantInducingSlight - Bobu loses her patience when she's refused alcohol in a western story. Also played for laughs when the one starting a BarBrawl isn't the one Bobu was actively provoking, but rather the one whose hat was rudely taken during said provoking.
* RedBoxingGloves - Played straight with Bobu.
* RelationshipUpgrade - After some rather harrow circumstances derived from PoorCommunicationKills, Bobu and Ricco finally level up in their relationship.
* TheRestShallPass - Sian does this in the second doctor fight in Round 1, giving Bobu time to run away and get help. Subverted when the villain has accounted for that and rigged the only exit to keep Sian and Bobu trapped inside.
* RidiculouslyHumanRobots - Ricco is quite deeply flawed and sympathetic for an AI. [[spoiler: Turns out he's not an AI.]]
** [[spoiler: Turns out Bobu is one. Or maybe not.]]
* SchizoTech - Played straight during Round 1, particularly the second doctor fight and the climax.
* ShapeshifterModeLock - Bobu is randomly shuffled and stuck in one of her [[MultiformBalance Alternate Modes]], due to escaping her video game too early.
* SharkMan - Ricco is a positive example of this. Bonus points for being part whale shark, which is rather tame for a shark due to being a filter feeder.
* SheIsNotMyGirlfriend - Both Bobu and Sian say something along the lines when the subject in question is Ricco.
* SherlockScan - In Round 2, Bobu pulls this off twice. The first time she did it, she was trying to speed up the {{Infodump}} using what she was told so far and any other details she gained from DreamSpying on Qwerty (and thus annoying the local MrExposition with her seemingly omniscient knowledge). The second time was done to persuade one of the {{Mooks}} to appeal to the BigBad's code of ThouShaltNotKill for a high-stakes boxing match.
* ShirtlessScene - Ricco gets this in Round 2's climax for obvious reasons.
* SlipperySkid - Inverted in Round 1, where a villain does this to Bobu to prevent her from escaping.
* SmashCut - Justified in Round 1, where they're in a fairy tale and details are usually sparse and concise, necessitating this trope. Exaggerated, as even Bobu and Ricco are completely clueless like the reader as to what happened during the SmashCut, forcing them to ask their fictional companion, who happens to be the protagonist of the fairy tale, to help fill them in the details. Defied when Bobu attempts to stall the upcoming SmashCut with immediately pertinent questions before making progress with the narrative of the fairy tale.
* SneakyDeparture - Ricco does this early in Round 2 in the middle of the night to find civilization ahead of the others.
** Ricco's sudden departure is surprisingly explained in Round 3.
* SpoonyBard - Ricco. Lampshaded a little by Bobu.
* TertiarySexualCharacteristics - Averted with Bobu as she wears only red boxing gloves and her carapace is colored in various shades of blue.
* TheCoatsAreOff - Bobu tries to pull this off with a scarf in Round 2. It's played for laughs when the scarf gets blown back into her face, ruining any semblance of coolness she would have gotten from shedding her scarf.
* TheSnarkKnight - Bobu. This is most apparent whenever she talks to Ricco, who's a bit lacking in smarts and thus is always a source of her frustration in general.
* TransformationSequence - Whenever Bobu switches from one Mode to another.
* UnEntendre - Ricco blushes when the BigBad of Round 2 asks him to join his posse. In a Western-themed setting.
* UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist - Bobu, whenever she gets annoyed by Ricco.
* UnusualEuphemism - Bobu is stuck with this as a side effect of leaving Box Bug unexpectedly, later on cursing in terms of ''food''.
* WanderingMinstrel - Ricco.
* WeNeedADistraction - Played straight in Round 1. Played even further when Bobu failed the first distraction and Ricco ended up as a second impromptu distraction, which gave Bobu enough time for her TransformationSequence to kick in.
* WhamLine: From Round 1: [[spoiler: "...I'm not fictional."]]
* WhatWouldXDo - Played straight in Round 2, where Bobu based her reasons for striving to get a HappyEnding on what Ricco would want.
* WholesomeCrossdresser - Ricco's a straight example, as he's wearing the clothes out of comfort and possibly for style.
* WillfullyWeak - In Round 2, Bobu pondered if Ricco was this during the climax, given that he exhibits raw power greater than what he normally has under duress. Then again, he was [[DrunkenMaster drunk out of his mind]].
* WorldHealingWave - Played with in Round 1, where a slow-acting version of this occured in the climax.
* YouJustHadToSayIt - Bobu says a variant of this when she unexpectedly inspired Qwerty to tag along when she wanted to keep him out of harm's way.
* YouMonster - Bobu says this in her narration upon seeing [[KickTheDog Qwerty try to strangle Ricco]].

!![[http://dragonendalia.deviantart.com/ Dragonendalia]] and [[http://demonlordonigawa.deviantart.com/ DemonLordOnigawa]]'s Entries
* Characters: [[http://demonlordonigawa.deviantart.com/art/Reference-Nadia-vonTrapp-209342585 Nadia vonTrapp]] and [[http://demonlordonigawa.deviantart.com/art/Aldech-Shaw-Reference-209341696 Aldech Shaw]] [[http://dragonendalia.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-OCT-Ch-00-Audition-209393916 Audition]]
* Gift: Construct/Function
* Opponent(s): Telique Calenarien
!!!Tropes:
* AntiMagic / BlessedWithSuck - Inverted with Aldech, who can't use magic at all, and is still vulnerable to the likes of fire and lightning.
* OurVampiresAreDifferent - Nadia is a Dhampir, which is basically a lesser version of a vampire: no weaknesses to sunlight and garlic, but lacking the super-strength or speed most associated with vampires. However, Dhampirs have greater potential to cast magic in comparison.

!![[http://elliejae.deviantart.com/ Elliejae]]'s Entries
* Character: [[http://elliejae.deviantart.com/art/TBoS-OCT-reference-209081027 Magpie]] [[http://elliejae.deviantart.com/art/TBoS-Audition-209237589 Audition]]
* Gift: None
* Opponent(s): Alice Williams
!!!Tropes:
* OurDemonsAreDifferent
* WeaksauceWeakness - Surprisingly, one of Magpie's weaknesses is...salt.

!![[http://fantasyfreak18.deviantart.com/ Fantasyfreak18]]'s Entries
* Characters: [[http://fantasyfreak18.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-OCT-Character-reference-1-197676103 Sparrow]] and [[http://fantasyfreak18.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-OCT-Character-reference-2-197681711 Valentine]] [[http://fantasyfreak18.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-audition-Sparrow-198082667 Audition]]
* Gift: Function/Page
* Opponent(s): Regis (King of Heroes)
!!!Tropes:
* AmbitionIsEvil - Valentine kills his mentor and takes over.
* BrokenBird - Sparrow is experimented on and tested by scientists, and tormented for years by Valentine.
* ClicheStorm - In-universe, Round 1. Lampshaded by Regis.
* {{Foil}} - Sparrow's despising her powers against Valentine's embracing his.
* InformationWantsToBeFree - Played with. Sparrow just wants to be free, but Valentine thinks she would expose government secrets associated with her powers if left alone.
* MoralEventHorizon - In-universe, Valentine crossed the line when he made Dr. Allen, the man responsible for his psychic powers, "disappear" after hearing one too many lectures from him.
* SquishyWizard - Sparrow due to malnutrition. Subverted with Valentine, who practices swordplay.
* TheVoice - The Book.

!![[http://fjtrickster58.deviantart.com/ FJTrickster58]]'s Entries
* Character: [[http://fjtrickster58.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-OCT-Terri-Character-Sheet-206413377 Terri]] [[http://fjtrickster58.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Terri-introduction-story-206127756 Audition]]
* Gift: Construct
* Opponent(s): Craven
!!!Tropes:
* DeathSeeker - zigzagged. Terri has a terminal illness kept under control by highly advanced medicine, so she lives her life to the fullest...by doing death-defying stunts. It's not so much as her seeking death as she is more keen on overcoming her fears of death by facing them head-on.
* ManicPixieDreamGirl

!![[http://gamekrazy.deviantart.com/ Gamekrazy]]'s Entries
* Characters: [[http://gamekrazy.deviantart.com/art/Hyde-and-Jackal-209384710 Hyde and Jackal]] [[http://gamekrazy.deviantart.com/art/The-Book-of-Stories-Prologue-209386409 Audition]]
* Gift: Construct
* Opponent(s): LIA
!!!Tropes:
* CastFromHitPoints - In Hyde's world, Spark is the power of one's soul and using Spark enables the user to give life to inanimate objects. But using the Spark too much or to perform strenous tasks could put said user into a coma.
* DeceasedParentsAreTheBest / MissingMom - Hyde's mom instilled the good value of reading in him and was quite supportive of him before passing away from a weak heart.

!![[http://gsppcrocks10.deviantart.com/ gsppcrocks10]]'s Entries
* Character: [[http://gsppcrocks10.deviantart.com/art/TBoS-OCT-Character-Reference-202110346 Deborah (Deb) Grierson]] [[http://gsppcrocks10.deviantart.com/art/TBoS-Audition-202110894 Audition]]
* Gift: Construct
* Opponent(s): Rupert and Luka
!!!Tropes:
* BeautyIsNeverTarnished - Averted for Deb and she likes it that way.
* GoodScarsEvilScars - Deb has some scarring around her glass eye, marking as a bit of an anti-hero.
* GlassEye
* EyeScream - How Deb got her glass eye. [[spoiler: Welding torch to the face.]] *shudders*
* TheSpeechless - [[spoiler: Deb becomes one after accepting a drink from Rupert.]]
* WrenchWench - Deb does work with boat engines, after all.

!![[http://hardcore-introvert.deviantart.com/ hardcore-introvert]]'s Entries
* Characters: [[http://hardcore-introvert.deviantart.com/art/Llimsey-Character-Sheet-206658367 Llimsey]] and [[http://hardcore-introvert.deviantart.com/art/Artego-Character-Sheet-206660036 Artego]][[http://hardcore-introvert.deviantart.com/art/The-Goblin-Market-illustrated-206207009 Audition]]
* Gift: None
* Opponent(s): C the Masque
!!!Tropes:
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter - Artego trusts wholly in his half-brother, who may not have the best intentions for him.
* OurGoblinsAreDifferent
* PrinceCharmless - Llimsey to an extent.
* RebelPrince - Llimsey ran away to avoid his responsibilities, and saw his solution in Artego, who was his half-brother and thus be eligible as the new heir.

!![[http://hisiheyah.deviantart.com/ hisiheyah]] and [[http://flamebloodquickblade.deviantart.com/ FlamebloodQuickblade]]'s Entries
* Characters: [[http://hisiheyah.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Reinald-208406843 Reinald Todorov]] and [[http://flamebloodquickblade.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Anna-208641180 Anna Smith]] [[http://hisiheyah.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Prologue-209398231 Audition]]
* Gift: Construct/Function
* Opponent(s): Dmitri Ellisand, Hazel Maddon, Jerek and Garner, James Englehart, Flume and Smarmadine, Campren "Charley Campbell" McMillin
!!!Tropes:
* ArcWords: [[spoiler: "Find the Library." "Words have power."]]
* BecomingTheMask - Staying in the Book for an extended period of time appears to be slowly turning Reinald and Anna into Archetypes themselves.
* BelligerentSexualTension - In spades.
* BlackDudeDiesFirst - Subverted in Round 4 [[spoiler: and played straight in Round 5]].
* BrainsAndBrawn - Consummate businessman Reinald finds himself having to play diplomat for Anna more often than not.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive - Reinald, back in his homeworld.
* TheCynic - Both Anna and Reinald.
* DarkActionGirl - Anna, inasmuch as a woman of thirty-six is considered a "girl."
* DeadpanSnarker - Anna. Reinald has shades of this, but might be better classified as...
* GentlemanSnarker - Reinald.
* GrandTheftMe - Anna and Reinald are having some problems with the Archetypes along these lines.
* FinalBattle - With Chaos.
* {{Hammerspace}} - Anna and Reinald each have a personalized, realistic version of this called "whitezone". It's mainly used to avert MagicPants, as it's where their clothes and other items go when they transform into animals. Apparently time also passes by within the whitezone as well and the amount they store is no more than what a handbag or a backpack can handle.
* [[spoiler: IChooseToStay - Reinald, after finding out that Anna will be trapped in the Book forever.]]
* JaneAusten - Parodied in Round 3.
* KlingonPromotion - How Reinald got to be CEO of a MegaCorp in the first place.
* LightEmUp - Anna's Function uses light to illuminate the answers to puzzles. Subverted somewhat in that Anna is anything but heroic.
* [[spoiler: MaybeEverAfter - Anna and Reinald haven't worked everything out by the finale, but...]]
* NeverGetsDrunk - Reinald. Not even Anna can out-drink him.
* NotInThisForYourRevolution - Both Anna and Reinald. They just want to get home, and if fixing the Book is the only way to achieve that, then so be it.
* ProfessionalKiller - Anna.
* RefusalOfTheCall - Both Anna and Reinald. Predictably, it doesn't work.
* ShapeShifting - Anna and Reinald, though the latter's rather terrible at it.
* SharpDressedMan - Reinald.
* SirSwearsalot - Anna.
* TheSocialDarwinist - Anna's mindset, more often than not.
* TalkerAndDoer - Reinald and Anna, respectively.
* [[spoiler: TrappedInAnotherWorld - Anna, as a result of fixing the Book.]]
* WillTheyOrWontThey - Oh boy.
* [[spoiler: WorldHealingWave - The effect of Anna's Function on the Book and the Library.]]

!![[http://hyenabonzly.deviantart.com/ HyenaBonzly]]'s Entries
* Character: [[http://hyenabonzly.deviantart.com/art/Craven-Sabbatelli-209239942 Craven]] [[http://hyenabonzly.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-OCT-Page-1-Audition-208928697 Audition]]
* Gift: Function
* Opponent(s): Terri
!!!Tropes:
* AnimateInanimateObject - Craven's jacket, which was accidentally brought to life by Craven's unwitting use of the Function given to him.
* TheFashionista - Played with, as Craven's more interested in designing clothes than wearing them.

!![[http://inktress.deviantart.com/ inktress]]'s Entries
* Character: [[http://inktress.deviantart.com/art/Hazel-Maddon-TBOS-Character-209140109 Hazel Maddon]] [[http://inktress.deviantart.com/art/A-Sacred-Key-TBOS-OCT-209140770 Audition]]
* Gift: Construct
* Opponent(s): Sara Landwere and Marx Santos
!!!Tropes:
* MuseAbuse - The last guy Hazel dated imprisoned her for 3 years when she told him the truth, partly so he couldn't get art block when she was close.
* TheMuse - Hazel is one of these, though in her world, muses are also errand boys and girls for the gods.

!![[http://jared-hai.deviantart.com/ Jared-hai]]'s Entries
* Characters: [[http://jared-hai.deviantart.com/art/Nair-and-Pura-207468261 Nair and Pura]] [[http://jared-hai.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-audition-207997039 Audition]]
* Gift: Page
* Opponent(s): Antagonist, James Engelhart, Jackal and Hyde, Campren.
!!!Tropes:
* BerserkButton - Although Nair isn't really a fighter, seeing other people harmed because of her, or seeing Pura threatened sends her into a rage, although she lacks the strength to use it to any effect.
* ShyBlueHairedGirl - Pura.
* BreakTheCutie - Kidnapped and almost sacrificed, trying to save worlds only to see them wholly destroyed, almost killed, attacked by a dragon and hunted down by a increasingly powerful villain. It couldn't get worse, could it? Sure can.
* DesignatedHero - Inverted, Nair likes to make it known that she and Pura are the heroes of the story, whether she believes anyone is watching her or not. '"We're the heroes." She told herself out loud. "We're going to face whatever we must. Even if one of us is asleep right now..."'
* DramaticStutter - Something that Pura suffers heavily from, most often when talking to strangers, or when she is without Nair.
* ElementalEmbodiment - Nair and Pura as embodiments of clouds and streams respectively.
* EyesOfGold - Nair. Common among her kind, uncommon on the rest of her world.
* FragileSpeedster - As much as you'd expect from an Air elemental in a child's body, she is very quick, but very weak. The same can be said for Pura, to a small extent.
* HoldingHands - Nair and Pura do this quite often.
* HoYay - See end of round 3, and round 4.
* MakingASplash - Pura's varied albeit limited abilities as a Stream Elemental.
* NatureHero - They're Elementals.
* NoBiologicalSex - Water and Air based Elementals take female forms, but do not reproduce, as they are incarnations tied to the planet, not separate life forms. This results in a lack of cultural taboo in otherwise homosexual relationships, and also more emphasis on emotions and feelings over desires and procreation.
* TrueCompanions - This is emphasized throughout the story for the pair.
* UnusualEars - A trait of their kind, Nair's ears are clustered with feathers, whereas Pura's ears are completely replaced with webbed growths.

!![[http://jotyler.deviantart.com/ JoTyler]]'s Entries
* Characters: [[http://jotyler.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Alexandra-Hutton-Ref-199294624 Alexandra Hutton]] [[http://jotyler.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-AUD-P1-204634734 Audition]]
* Gift: None
* Opponent(s): Paige
!!!Tropes:
* DoesNotLikeShoes - Alex never wears shoes whenever that's unnecessary. Otherwise, her pick would be sandals.
* ThatWasNotADream - Alex's reaction when she realizes she's in the Book for real.
* WritersBlock - Alex was hit hard with this during the audition and assumed the appearance of the Book was just a hallucination of her inner-self journey.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair - Alex has lime green hair, though it's noted that she dyes her hair with different colors frequently.

!![[http://khyansaria.deviantart.com/ Khyansaria]]'s Entries
* Character: [[http://khyansaria.deviantart.com/art/Dmitri-Ellisand-TBOS-Audition-205319278 Dmitri Ellisand]] [[http://khyansaria.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Audition-page-1-207599233 Audition]]
* Gift: Function
* Opponent(s): Reinald Todorov and Anna Smith
!!!Tropes:
* AllAPartOfTheJob - How he feels about dealing with people such as Miss SirSwearsALot and CorruptCorporateExecutive up there.
* BadassBookworm - at home and in places other than the book, he is this. Prefers to be someone who MinoredInAsskicking though.
* BrokenBird - after being captured in enemy territory, Dmitri was tortured for a long time, eventually breaking down and forging his own escape in a violent mess.
* InspectorJavert - He definitely could become this, and is this at home.
* LawfulGood - In-universe.
* MyCountryRightOrWrong
* TheStoic

!![[http://kingspikearcher.deviantart.com/ kingspikearcher]]'s Entries
* Characters: [[http://kingspikearcher.deviantart.com/art/Garner-209277381 Sir Garner Kelheim]] and [[http://kingspikearcher.deviantart.com/art/Jerek-209403441 Lord Jerek Serevi]] [[http://kingspikearcher.deviantart.com/art/Audition-The-Book-Of-Stories-209276971 Audition]]
* Gift: Construct
* Opponent(s): Agatha
!!!Tropes:
* LawfulGood - In-universe, Garner.
* MagicKnight - Jerek.

!![[http://lancertan.deviantart.com/ LancerTan]]'s Entries
* Character: [[http://lancertan.deviantart.com/art/Cossette-Reference-Sheet-209402048 Cossette]] [[http://lancertan.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Audition-Part-1-209396357 Audition]]
* Gift: Construct
* Opponent(s): [=GrimGrin=]
!!!Tropes:
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny
* PowerIncontinence - Cossette's powers are subject to her mental whims, which are involuntary for the most part.
* PsychicPowers - Cossette's powers involve being covered in a invisible shield buffer whose strength is dependent on how unfocused she is and [[MindRape forcing her way into other people's minds]] and [[TheVirus gradually turning them similar to herself]].

!![[http://lastprotocol.deviantart.com/ LastProtocol]]'s Entries
* Character: [[http://lastprotocol.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-DRA-Character-Reference-208788990 Doctor Amelia]] [[http://lastprotocol.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Prolog-208789849 Audition]]
* Gift: Construct
* Opponent(s): James Englehart
!!!Tropes:
* LiteralMinded
* MadScientist - Amelia's a heroic example of this.
* RobotBuddy - Her robotic cat, E.M.I.L.

!![[http://madican.deviantart.com/ Madican]]'s Entries
* Character: [[http://madican.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-OCT-Regis-Picture-197624223 Regis, King of Heroes]] [[http://madican.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-OCT-Entry-Story-197623926 Audition]]
* Gift: Construct
* Opponent(s): Sparrow and Valentine
!!!Tropes:
* JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope - Regis once started as a hero, but gradually after living several lifetimes of failures where his story is repeated in some cycle, he pretty much went into full villain mode.
* WellIntentionedExtremist - Somewhat justified in Regis' case, where all he ever got for his heroism was pain and suffering and a continuous cycle at that.

!![[http://metalsliver.deviantart.com/ MeTaLSliVeR]]'s Entries
* Character: [[http://metalsliver.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Reference-Paige-205767287 Paige]] [[http://metalsliver.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Audition-Pg-1-205767716 Audition]]
* Gift: Function
* Opponent(s): Alexandra Hutton
!!!Tropes:
* BulletProofVest - Exagerrated as Paige has a bulletproof ''overcoat''.
* HyperAwareness - Paige is pretty much like Sherlock Holmes when it comes to deductive reasoning.
* PrivateDetective

!![[http://mpark6288.deviantart.com/ mpark6288]]'s Entries
* Character: [[http://mpark6288.deviantart.com/art/Marcus-Full-209306485 Marcus Claudius]] [[http://mpark6288.deviantart.com/art/TBoS-Character-Sheet-209306210 Sabinus Aquila]][[http://mpark6288.deviantart.com/art/TBoS-Audition-Part-1-209305217 Audition]]
* Gift: Page
* Opponent(s): Andromeda (Round 1), Sinclair (Round 2)
!!!Tropes:
* GrapplingHookPistol: The Tribune comes with a grappling hook option.
* ImprobableAimingSkills: Which he can use quite effectively.
* RevolversAreJustBetter: Marcus uses a three-chambered steam-operated pistol called the Tribune.
* SteamPunk: The world Marcus comes from is this meets AncientRome.
* TheGunslinger
* TheSnarkKnight
* TheQueensLatin

!![[http://oreramar.deviantart.com/ Oreramar]]'s Entries
* Character: [[http://oreramar.deviantart.com/art/Book-of-Stories-OC-sheet-198039336 Jaya Ferox]] [[http://oreramar.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Intro-1-207099298 Audition]]
* Gift: Page
* Opponent(s): Alan
!!!Tropes:
* ActionGirl
* AnimalMotifs - Jaya's motif is a hawk, corresponding to her mask.
* BladeOnAStick / SimpleStaff
* FullBodyDisguise
* TheHunter

!![[http://pandyras-paradox.deviantart.com/ pandyras-paradox]]'s Entries
* Character: [[http://pandyras-paradox.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Hero-Knives-209356311 Knives]] [[http://pandyras-paradox.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Introduction-Story-209334885 Audition]]
* Gift: Construct
* Opponent(s): Daniel
!!!Tropes:
* GenreSavvy
* HeroicBuild
* JackOfAllStats - Knives has been known to handle a variety of jobs from cooking to music, though subverted when she specializes in fighting for the most part.
* LadyInRed - Subverted in that she's not really sexualized or into sex, for that matter.
* LotusEaterMachine - She gets temporarily trapped in one of these during Round 1.

!![[http://ratscout.deviantart.com/ ratscout]]'s Entries
* Character: [[http://ratscout.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Qwerty-Character-Sheet-197833625 Qwerty Finklewater]] [[http://ratscout.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-OCT-Try-Out-197834822 Audition]]
* Gift: Page
* Opponent(s): Eulalia, Bobu and Ricco
!!!Tropes:
* AxCrazy - His weapon of choice is magical clothing.
* CreepyChild / EnfantTerrible
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone - Although not a full HeelFaceTurn, he expresses deep remorse for killing a girl's father.
* TheFashionista - He makes his own outfits.
* TroublingUnchildlikeBehaviour - Justified in Qwerty's harsh childhood.

!![[http://raxion.deviantart.com/ Raxion]]'s Entries
* Character: [[http://raxion.deviantart.com/art/Mirasis-Xathra-TBOS-Ref-Sheet-197659154 Mirasis Xathra]] [[http://raxion.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Audition-1-Raxion-203815055 Audition]]
* Gift: None
* Opponent(s): Flume and Smarmadine
!!!Tropes:
* ChronicHeroSyndrome - Mirasis has a really strong sense of justice.
* LightIsGood - Lightbenders like Mirasis are essentially powered up by sunlight, enhancing their abilities.
* WeakenedByTheLight - Inverted for Mirasis, as she's weakened by lack of sunlight if she doesn't get exposed enough to it.

!![[http://robot-geisha.deviantart.com/ Robot-Geisha]]'s Entries
* Character: [[http://robot-geisha.deviantart.com/art/Character-Reference-The-Guard-209302665 The Guard]] [[http://robot-geisha.deviantart.com/art/Birth-of-the-Guard-209301703 Audition]]
* Gift: Function
* Opponent(s): Princess Antigone, Swiftsure, and Aella Hunter
!!!Tropes:
* CityGuards - The Guard started out as one of these.
* InstantAIJustAddWater - The Guard, while human, still fits this trope to a T.
* RidiculouslyAverageGuy - The Guard is the female version of this.

!![[http://rosemarri.deviantart.com/ Rosemarri]]'s Entries
* Character: [[http://rosemarri.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-OCT-Daniel-Char-Sheet-200151257 Daniel]] [[http://rosemarri.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Audition-200152910 Audition]]
* Gift: Construct
* Opponent(s): Knives
!!!Tropes:
* ChildSoldiers - Daniel began his training at the age of 5.
* TrainingFromHell

!![[http://saffylailo.deviantart.com/ SaffyLailo]]'s Entries
* Character: [[http://saffylailo.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-BIO-201562189 Sian]] [[http://saffylailo.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Audition-The-End-201563636 Audition]]
* Gift: Page
* Opponent(s): Bobu and Ricco
!!!Tropes:
* ActionGirl
* CoolSword - Her sword Water can generate icicles out of its blade during times of great duress and only after she's stabbed someone with it.
* {{Ranger}} - Her specialty is dealing with realized fairy tales and legends.

!![[http://second-person-point.deviantart.com/ Second-Person-Point]]'s Entries
* Characters: [[http://second-person-point.deviantart.com/art/Ref-Ophelia-and-August-209395477 Ophelia and August]] [[http://second-person-point.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-0-209398173 Audition]]
* Gift: Construct/Page
* Opponent(s): Sinclair
!!!Tropes:
* HotGypsyWoman - Ophelia probably qualifies.
* LoveAtFirstSight
* SlapSlapKiss - A bit less emphasis on the slapping part, though.
* TheTramp - August.

!![[http://sephirothsflamedwing.deviantart.com/ SephirothsFlamedWing]]'s Entries
* Characters: [[http://sephirothsflamedwing.deviantart.com/art/Adante-s-Character-Sheet-201613857 Adante]] and [[http://sephirothsflamedwing.deviantart.com/art/Vin-s-Character-Sheet-201617062 Vin]] [[http://sephirothsflamedwing.deviantart.com/ Audition]]
* Gift: Construct
* Opponent(s): Moira and Pippin
!!!Tropes:
* BadassNormal - Adante and Vin live in a world where magick is normal, and everyone is capable of using it to some degree. They are both considered below average in its use. [[BottledHeroicResolve This does not hinder them very much.]]
* BeneathTheMask - Adante keeps himself pretty well together, but [[spoiler: in times of stress he's NotSoStoic. Has bouts of HeroicBSOD ]] when pushed too far.
* BerserkButton- For Adante, any intrusion into his mind by magic. It will cause him to enter HeroicSafeMode of the TranquilFury kind, and he will [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill not stop until the threat stops moving.]] He regards mind-readers as the ultimate threat if they do so without consent, and will feel nothing but rage and the will to annihilate said threat if he is the target.
* BlueBlood - Adante's father was a first generation noble, being given the rank for valor in war. Adante is the first ''born'' noble of his family.
* BoisterousBruiser - Vin, to the point of sometimes being TheBerserker. Obviously, his main strategy is to AttackAttackAttack Nevermind his own injuries.
* DarkAndTroubledPast - This is partly the result of growing up in a world that does not recognize Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and being forced through something that is essentially MindRape. Also, his parents died and [[spoiler: he's left with the [[RedRightHand taint]] of [[BlackMagic dark magick]] that causes him a lot of problems.]] He has recurring {{FlashbackNightmare}}s.
* DeceasedParentsAreTheBest - Both of Adante's parents were assassinated.
* [[DefrostingTheIceQueen Defrosting The Ice King]] - [[LoveIsAWeakness Assuming]] the woman could get that far. He’s a pretty straight-played male BrokenBird who doesn't trust easily and avoids love like the plague. (He could be considered TroubledButCute, but he’s not really a bad boy, so it’s not an exact fit.)
* DesignatedParents - If put in charge of a younger group, though Adante and Vin would probably frown on being such. Vin especially is a FriendToAllChildren.
* FascinatingEyebrow- Adante has a habit of lifting an eyebrow, especially towards Vin.
* GentlemanSnarker - Adante has an exceedingly dry wit.
* HandsomeLech - Vin's considered this by many women in his hometown, but he's really a ChivalrousPervert.
* InternalizedCategorism - Vin has internalized many of the stigmas placed on him, seeing himself as fundamentally inferior. He deals with this by putting up a front of indifference and [[{{Determinator}} striving to prove himself despite his stigmas]] as being the best of the best.
* ItsAllMyFault - Adante has a borderline GuiltComplex, borderline only in that he only blames himself if he was actually ''involved.''
* KnightInSourArmor - Adante’s more logical and intellectual than Vin, but he also more cynical.
* LadykillerInLove- Vin is truly in love with Merai. So, despite his flirtatiousness, he would never seriously consider another woman. This has not stopped her from dumping him for his flirtatiousness with other women.
* MilitaryAcademy - Adante and Vin entered together and graduated in the same year, even though Vin is a year older.
* NiceGuy - for all his flaws, Vin's a pretty nice guy. But [[BewareTheNiceOnes don't]] think you can treat him any way you want to.
* ObfuscatingStupidity - Vin's not book-smart, and he and pretty much everyone else knows that. He doesn't care too much about learning the ''facts''. But Vin is actually nowhere near as dumb as he sometimes acts.
* OfficerAndAGentleman - Played mostly straight, though Adante subverts this in some ways. He cusses, not heavily but on occasion. He will be CombatPragmatist when the situation calls for it. Of course, if his opponent will fight fair, then he’d be all too willing to [[LetsFightLikeGentlemen fight like a gentleman]] as he has a distaste for [[TryingToCatchMeFightingDirty fighting dirty]], but he knows when not allow honor to overshadow something more important.
* PluckyComicRelief - In reality, Vin’s more of a SadClown who puts on a [[StepfordSmiler brave face]] to cope with his insecurities.
* PoisonousFriend - Adante can become this (although it's not worshipful.) He'd do the DirtyBusiness to spare his friends from having to. If he's [[WhatTheHellHero called out on it]] he'll tell them and himself IDidWhatIHadToDo, though he may internally ask himself MyGodWhatHaveIDone.
* RaisedByNatives - As Vin is obviously of [[FantasticRacism foreign]] ancestry in a country where some consider his particular ethnicity, Satevidan, to be bad, it is possible his [[ParentalAbandonment parents left him]] because they believed that it would [[GiveHimANormalLife spare him from living as a foreigner]]. If so, it was ill thought-out plan, perhaps due to CultureClash, as in Isbetean culture, being a Whitecrest (a person with no family history and therfore no family crest) is almost as bad as being a foreigner. Even as an adult, he still has people who look down on him for his ancestry.
* RedOniBlueOni - Vin being red and Adante being blue.
* ScarfOfAsskicking - Vin has one of these, befitting of his berserker-like tactics. It was given to him by his on-and-off girlfriend, Merai.
* ShellShockedVeteran - Adante's father, and Adante to a lesser extent. Adante always wanted to [[TurnOutLikeHisFather be like his dad]] and it seems to be happening.
* SugarAndIcePersonality - He’s not quite ''shy'', but tends not to talk too much unless he feels it’s necessary, because he feels he comes across as socially awkward.
* TeamDad - Adante, when placed as a protector of a younger group, becomes this with strong PapaWolf tendencies.
* TeamMom - Vin is a male version, though it's more of a BigBrotherInstinct than a PapaWolf one.
* TheQuietOne - is more what Adante is. Ocassionally, though, BewareTheQuietOnes.
* TheSpock- Logic and reason are paramount ideals for Adante. He's a great believer in TheNeedsOfTheMany and WhatIsOneMansLifeInComparison, even (especially) if it’s his own life.
* TheStoic - Stoicism is Adante's ideal of what he wants to be. He would be happiest feeling no emotion at all. Overlaps with being the StoicWoobie for those who know what's really going on in his head.
* TheStrategist - Adante specializes in military logistics and strategy.
* VitriolicBestBuds - Type 2 a la HeterosexualLifePartners.
* WhatYouAreInTheDark - Adante is afraid of himself and what he could become.
* WhiteHairBlackHeart - Adante. "White" hair, in his world, is a symbol of someone who has [[spoiler: been {{Curse}}d by a lingering taint of [[BlackMagic dark magic]], making them either an EvilSorcerer or a DoomMagnet]]. Vin ignores this fact and treats him no differently than he would anyone else, which is one reason Adante considers him his best friend.)
* WouldntHitAGirl - As a Knight and a man, it is Vin's personal creed never to harm a lady. Not to say he wouldn’t subdue or defend himself against a woman, but he’d try to do it by [[MartialPacifist other, non-harmful]] methods, in a rare aversion of his method fighting by relentless attacking.
* YouAreACreditToYourRace - This kind of thinking makes Vin [[BerserkButton very angry]] as he considers himself a SelfMadeMan.

!![[http://setsune-hoshiko.deviantart.com/ Setsune-Hoshiko]]'s Entries
* Character: [[http://setsune-hoshiko.deviantart.com/art/TBOSOCT-Character-Profile-209154401 LIA]] [[http://setsune-hoshiko.deviantart.com/art/TBOSOCT-Audition-209154555 Audition]]
* Gift: None
* Opponent(s): Hyde and Jackal
!!!Tropes:
* ArtificialHuman
* SherlockScan - LIA is programmed to do this trope when it comes to people, being made to be a therapist after all.
* WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove - LIA just wants to know what drives humans.

!![[http://servantofsheval.deviantart.com/ ServantofSHEVAL]]'s Entries
* Character: [[http://servantofsheval.deviantart.com/art/Book-of-Stories-OCT-Telique-203065318 Telique Calenarien]] [[http://servantofsheval.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Prologue-1-2-209393706 Audition]]
* Gift: Construct
* Opponent(s): Nadia vonTrapp and Aldech Shaw
!!!Tropes:
* DoesNotLikeShoes
* NonhumanHumanoidHybrid - Telique is half-elven, half-demon.

!![[http://shadowschnauzer.deviantart.com/ ShadowSchnauzer]]'s Entries
* Characters: [[http://shadowschnauzer.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Character-References-203007906 Errant and Damzel]] [[http://shadowschnauzer.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Errant-Damzel-Audition-203008445 Audition]]
* Gift: None
* Opponent(s): Irial
!!!Tropes:
* MeaningfulName - Justified with Errant and Damzel, since they were personifications of the Book's archetypes to begin with.

!![[http://silverdreamdancer.deviantart.com/ silverdreamdancer]]'s Entries
* Character: [[http://silverdreamdancer.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-OCT-Antagonist-Biography-201857518 Antagonist]] [[http://silverdreamdancer.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-OCT-Antagonist-Audition-201858522 Audition]]
* Gift: None
* Opponent(s): Nair and Pura
!!!Tropes:
* GreenEyedMonster - Antagonist is jealous because he's not exactly real like the mortals who entered the Book of Stories and very much bound to it.
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy - Not surprising, since he was born from the Book of Stories after all.

!![[http://silvervistani.deviantart.com/ SilverVistani]]'s Entries
* Character: [[http://silvervistani.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Character-Sheet-Kali-209356646 Kali]] [[http://silvervistani.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Audition-Story-Kali-209358105 Audition]]
* Gift: Function
* Opponent(s): Lyric
!!!Tropes:
* HotWitch
* SinisterScythe - Or sickle in this case.

!![[http://skysongma.deviantart.com/ SkysongMA]]'s Entries
* Characters: [[http://skysongma.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Reference-Pics-209106707 Damon and Cathal]][[http://skysongma.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Audition-1-209232394 Audition]]
* Gift: Construct
* Opponent(s): Frederik
!!!Tropes:
* AbsentMindedProfessor - Cathal has spades of this.
* VitriolicBestBuds
* WillTheyOrWontThey - The audition is chockful of this.

!![[http://spaceflight-wyvern.deviantart.com/ Spaceflight-Wyvern]]'s Entries
* Characters: [[http://spaceflight-wyvern.deviantart.com/art/Rupert-Reference-207247571 Rupert]] and [[http://spaceflight-wyvern.deviantart.com/art/Luka-Reference-207247352 Luka]][[http://spaceflight-wyvern.deviantart.com/art/One-Hell-of-a-Letdown-TBOS-207624796 Audition]]
* Gift: Function
* Opponent(s): Deborah (Deb) Grierson
!!!Tropes:
* NotSoDifferent - Luka noted early on that her curiosity rivals that of a goblin like Rupert, which is probably why she tolerates him.
* OurGoblinsAreDifferent - Rupert's kind seems to lean towards the more magical kind, though they're not as proficient with it as mages or wizards.
* PlantPerson - Luka's a [[MixAndMatchCritters Plant Deer Giraffe thing]].
* ThePrankster - Rupert all the way.
* TheStoryteller - Luka is into collecting stories.

!![[http://splitcat.deviantart.com/ Splitcat]]'s Entries
* Character: [[http://splitcat.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Enter-Azreal-209161408 Azrael]][[http://http://splitcat.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Enter-Azreal-Part-1-205968627 Audition]]
* Gift: Function
* Opponent(s): Dahnnae Marfinn and Bechen K’vette
!!!Tropes:
* GogglesDoNothing / GogglesDoSomethingUnusual - Azrael's goggles were a gift from a friend, which she treasures for the memory. They get an upgrade during the audition where Mudd enhances them with the Function of Descry.
* MixAndMatchCritters - Azrael is a manticore.
* TertiarySexualCharacteristics - Physically imposing features aside, Azrael having a pseudo-male organ makes it all the more confusing.

!![[http://star-seal.deviantart.com/ Star-Seal]]'s Entries
* Character: [[http://star-seal.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Flume-209287956 Flume]] and [[http://star-seal.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Smarmadine-209288346 Smarmadine]][[http://star-seal.deviantart.com/art/Breach-part-1-202101095 Audition]]
* Gift: Page (Lost)
* Opponent(s): Mirasis Xartha
!!!Tropes:
* CrankyNeighbor - Smarmadine may as well be this to Flume. To be fair, all his kind are naturally this due to being made up of two incompatible creatures.
* HumanoidAliens - Flume
* LivingShadow - Smarmadine.
* PerpetualFrowner - Smarmadine's natural state.
* SourSupporter - As much as Smarmadine hates a lot of things, he hates Flume a lot less, and has a sense of loyalty towards her.
* YouAreNumberSix - Flume's other name is 2.4.6.1.4.

!![[http://supernova8041.deviantart.com/ supernova8041]]'s Entries
* Characters: [[http://supernova8041.deviantart.com/art/Sara-209211583 Sara Landwere]] [[http://supernova8041.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Personality-Profile-209036011 and]] [[http://supernova8041.deviantart.com/art/Marx-209211783 Marx Santos]][[http://supernova8041.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Audition-Story-209037367 Audition]]
* Gift: Function
* Opponent(s): Hazel Maddon
!!!Tropes:
* {{Bookworm}} - Sara.
* DumbBlonde - Averted with Sara and her love for books.
* GoodWithNumbers - Marx.
* InvisibleToNormals - Sara and Marx can see spirits and other creatures normally hidden from view.

!![[http://t-finbo.deviantart.com/ T-Finbo]]'s Entries
* Character: [[http://t-finbo.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Character-Sheet-Lautz-204395164 Sir Gerhart Lautz]] [[http://t-finbo.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Audition-Lautz-205103456 Audition]]
* Gift: Page
* Opponent(s): Tishni and Zevran
!!!Tropes:
* LivingShadow - Lautz is forced to become this in order to stay alive.
* RebelPrince - Lautz has shades of this, visiting the lower classes despite his status or perhaps because of it.
* ShelteredAristocrat- Lautz is the snobby type.

!![[http://teamkillerbenaru.deviantart.com/ teamkillerbenaru]]'s Entries
* Character: [[http://teamkillerbenaru.deviantart.com/art/Lyric-Reference-Sheet-209384860 Lyric]] [[http://teamkillerbenaru.deviantart.com/art/Lyric-the-Bard-206447388 (no last name given)]] [[http://teamkillerbenaru.deviantart.com/art/Lyric-The-Beginning-209385285 Audition]]
* Gift: Function
* Opponent(s): Kali
!!!Tropes:
* BrownNote - The Song. It possesses poor Lyric and makes him relive his worst day repeatedly in an attempt to [[TragicDream get a physical form]].
* GroundhogDayLoop - Played for Drama, when Lyric was trapped in one for 20 years due to an [[BrownNote ancient music sheet]] that he uncovered.

!![[http://tg-garfieldo.deviantart.com/ TG-Garfieldo]]'s Entries
* Character: [[http://tg-garfieldo.deviantart.com/art/Campren-209329484 Campren McMillin aka Charley Campbell]] [[http://tg-garfieldo.deviantart.com/art/Campren-Audition-Outline-209329384 Audition]]
* Gift: Function
* Opponent(s): Geoffrey Pierce
!!!Tropes:
* CrusadingWidower - Although the 'crusading' part is debatable.
* DarkAndTroubledPast - Very much so.
* DeusAngstMachina - His {{backstory}} is so improbably tragic, even Campren himself wonders if the [[CosmicPlaything universe wants him to be miserable.]]
* DumbBlonde
* LovableCoward
* SueDonym - "Camp--bell. Charley Campbell."

!![[http://tirrih.deviantart.com/ Tirrih]]'s Entries
* Character: [[http://tirrih.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-profile-209125809 Frederik]] [[http://tirrih.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-audition-1-209122965 Audition]]
* Gift: Function
* Opponent(s): Damon and Cathal
!!!Tropes:
* ConsummateLiar
* ObfuscatingStupidity - Fred does this to avoid getting too much into trouble, as people in his society don't take kindly to intelligent zombies.
* OurZombiesAreDifferent - Type M. In Fred's case, zombies start out as a mild version of Type V, mindless, harmless and easy to please. But upon intake of salt, they temporarily turn into Type R, minus the memories of their previous lives.

!![[http://tofiman.deviantart.com/ Tofiman]]'s Entries
* Character: [[http://tofiman.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Character-Ref-Agatha-204579582 Agatha]] [[http://tofiman.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Audition-Agatha-Update-204580073 Audition]]
* Gift: Function
* Opponent(s): Sir Garner Kelheim and Lord Jerek Serevi
!!!Tropes:
* OurBansheesAreLouder
* ProperLady - Agatha tries to be this.

!![[http://topios.deviantart.com/ topios]]'s Entries
* Character: [[http://topios.deviantart.com/art/GrimGrin-reference-sheet-205306596 GrimGrin]] [[http://topios.deviantart.com/art/GrimGrin-TBoS-audition-part-1-203439823 Audition]]
* Gift: Page
* Opponent(s): Cossette
!!!Tropes:
* AFormYouAreComfortableWith - Subverted as [=GrimGrin=] will always be missing a lower jaw or another body part regardless of his form, which tends to make people feel uncomfortable and maybe even afraid.
* EmotionEater - [=GrimGrin=] (as well as his kin) pretty much sustains himself on people's fears, but it's not as detrimental or noticeable to the victim as most examples.
* NoBiologicalSex - [=GrimGrin=] identifies to being male himself most of the time. Gender isn't important anyway due to [[BizarreAlienReproduction the way his kin reproduce]].
* NeverLearnedToRead - [=GrimGrin=] can't read or write, which makes him getting a page of the Book rather ironic.
* RaymanianLimbs - [=GrimGrin=]'s default form has this going on.
* RunningGag - A creator example. This is the second time someone has forfeited against Topios in the first round of an [=OCT=] (first time was during Project Minotaur).
* ShapeshifterDefaultForm - Being Type B, [=GrimGrin=]'s default form is a Shetland pony-sized canine.
* TheComicallySerious
* VoluntaryShapeshifting

!![[http://tweedandtea.deviantart.com/ tweedandtea]]'s Entries
* Character: [[http://tweedandtea.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Audition-Geoffrey-Pierce-200993417 Geoffrey Pierce]] [[http://tweedandtea.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Audition-The-Professor-201113482 Audition]]
* Gift: None
* Opponent(s): Campren [=McMillin=] aka Charley Campbell
!!!Tropes:
* BerserkButton - Never touch Geoffrey's violin.
* CargoShip - Unconsciously invoked with Geoffrey and his violin.
* MinoredInAssKicking - Geoffrey used to be a Squadron Leader (and AcePilot) in the Royal Air Force and is currently a history professor.
* [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld Really Five Thousand Years Old]]
* StiffUpperLip - Isn't all that phased with the weird stuff going on and generally acts pretty calm about it. Just don't mess with the violin.
* TimeAbyss - Is pretty damn old and remembers nearly all of it (just not what happened before he woke up in the desert).
* TheStoryteller - The entire reason Mudd tried to recruit him anyways.


!![[http://umi-no-tenshi.deviantart.com/ Umi-No-Tenshi]]'s Entries
* Character: [[http://umi-no-tenshi.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-OCT-Audition-OC-Profile-205847229 Eulalia]] [[http://umi-no-tenshi.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-OCT-Audition-Eulalia-205834513 Audition]]
* Gift: Construct
* Opponent(s): Qwerty Finklewater
!!!Tropes:
* GoodSamaritan - Eulalia shows shades of this when she finds an injured enemy soldier who's only a teenager and removes his identification tags so she could get him medical attention without rousing suspicion.
* WiseBeyondTheirYears

!![[http://variablenature.deviantart.com/ variablenature]]'s Entries
* Characters: [[http://variablenature.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Reference-Jack-Garsto-209350803 Jack Garsto]] and [[http://variablenature.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Ref-Jennifer-Enburg-209352106 Jennifer Enburg]] [[http://variablenature.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-OCT-Audition-209350128 Audition]]
* Gift: None
* Opponent(s): The Nameless Musician
!!!Tropes:
* TheAlcoholic - Jennifer is a recovering alcoholic when she first enters the book, and during the second round [[spoiler: it seems as though she will fall off the wagon after the fight at the very end]]
* CastFromHitPoints - Jack's powers can exhaust him if used too much.
* CastingAShadow - Jennifer's powers.
* DarkIsNotEvil - Despite the darkness-based powers, Jennifer's an overall good, if not heroic person.
* JumpedAtTheCall - Jennifer was initially excited to be like the superheroes she always admired from comic books.
* MrFixit - Jack is excellent with vehicles and, to an extent, other machines.
* NoodleIncident - According to WordOfGod, something happened on May 19th that the two of them agreed to forget and never speak of. All that is known is that a large amount of alcohol was involved, and Jennifer's husband eventually got back together with her after he found out.
* SuperHero - Jack and Jennifer.
* TheRedMage - Jack is this when it comes to elemental powers.
* TheDitz - Jack is a bit of this, being a bit gullible now and then.
* WordOfGay - Jack is bisexual, but in a long-term relationship (although whether the relationship is with a man or a woman is unknown, even to his creator).

!![[http://waradmiral.deviantart.com/ WarAdmiral]]'s Entries
* Character: [[http://waradmiral.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Irial-Reference-208072048 Irial]] [[http://waradmiral.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Irial-Audition-Pg-1-208076540 Audition]]
* Gift: Function
* Opponent(s): Errant and Damzel
!!!Tropes:
* RuleOfCool - As the artist said herself in the first part of the audition:
--> ''"A Gypsy Vanner horse would, in reality, have no business being in Ireland in 1740, but I couldn't help myself."''

!![[http://xxxtalithaxxx.deviantart.com/ XxXTalithaxXxX]]'s Entries
* Character: [[http://xxxtalithaxxx.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Tatiana-Character-Sheet-207053071 Tatiana]] and [[http://xxxtalithaxxx.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Vespera-Character-Sheet-207270268 Vespera]] [[http://xxxtalithaxxx.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Introduction-207053888 Audition]]
* Gift: Page
* Opponent(s): Satoshi “Reyes” Ando and Long Ai “Aurelia” Lien (Round [[http://xxxtalithaxxx.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Chapter-One-220098820]]), Paige (Round [[http://xxxtalithaxxx.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Chapter-Two-256683429]]), Jaya Ferox (Round 3, eliminated)
!!!Tropes:
* {{Depower}}: Vespera; possibly inverted with Tatiana, although she's still wary of using her powers in conjunction with those of the book.
* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen: Vespera.
* TheFairFolk
* TheWomanWearingTheQueenlyMask: Tatiana.

!!Other Notable Auditioners/Spectators

* [[http://akeudi.deviantart.com/ Akeudi]] Character: [[http://akeudi.deviantart.com/art/Henry-s-profile-and-story-209256423 Henry]] [[http://akeudi.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-audition-pt1-209256615 Audition]]
* [[http://apple-autumn.deviantart.com/ Apple-Autumn]] Characters: [[http://apple-autumn.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Reference-Sheet-209312763Princess Samara Esther Eve Daem-Alain, Crown Princess of Alenia and Prince Kaze Minarai, Prince of Alenia]] [[http://apple-autumn.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Audition-209365970 Audition]]
* [[http://artistryindeath.deviantart.com/ ArtistryInDeath]] Character: [[http://artistryindeath.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-OCT-Chara-sheet-D-and-J-201306688 Jereah and Daggerhand]] [[http://artistryindeath.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-OCT-Intro-story-D-a-J-201656929 Audition]]
* [[http://bootymcboots.deviantart.com/ BootyMcBoots]] Character: [[http://bootymcboots.deviantart.com/art/Reference-Mr-Brown-205283446 Mr. Brown]] [[http://bootymcboots.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Auditon-title-later-209372233 Audition]]
* [[http://brettdagirl.deviantart.com/ Brettdagirl]] Character: [[http://brettdagirl.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Ref-Mardyn-209295834 Mardyn]] [[http://brettdagirl.deviantart.com/art/Mardyn-TBOSaud-pg1-209403966 Audition]]
* [[http://caqwet.deviantart.com/ CaQwet]] Character: [[http://caqwet.deviantart.com/art/Tbos-Ygsthrall-refrence-203914762 Ygsthrall]] [[http://caqwet.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Ygsthrall-intro-209431261 Audition]]
* [[http://chefhalfnote.deviantart.com/ chefhalfnote]] Characters: Justin Waters, Skooter, and Serge
* [[http://codylycan.deviantart.com/ CodyLycan]] Character: [[http://codylycan.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-OCT-Entry-Luca-209303843 Luca]] [[http://codylycan.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-OCT-Intro-209307769 Audition]]
* [[http://danio13.deviantart.com/ danio13]] Character: [[http://danio13.deviantart.com/art/Galixia-s-Profile-for-TBOS-209397231 Galixia]] [[http://danio13.deviantart.com/art/Audition-Story-for-TBOS-209397707 Audition]]
* [[http://drinkteaordie.deviantart.com/ DrinkTeaOrDie]] Character: [[http://drinkteaordie.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-OCT-Character-Sheet-207250602 Até and Squiggy]] [[http://drinkteaordie.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-OCT-Audition-207249488 Audition]]
* [[http://enigmatic-me.deviantart.com/ enigmatic-me]] Character: [[http://enigmatic-me.deviantart.com/art/Alder-the-demon-205316380 Alder]] [[http://enigmatic-me.deviantart.com/journal/40041448/ Audition]]
* [[http://faceinthenight.deviantart.com/ FaceInTheNight]] Character: [[http://faceinthenight.deviantart.com/art/Anna-Claw-209391313 Anna Claw]] [[http://faceinthenight.deviantart.com/art/The-beginning-209391899 Audition]]
* [[http://fairiegirl101.deviantart.com/ Fairiegirl101]] Characters: [[http://fairiegirl101.deviantart.com/art/Character-Ref-for-TBOS-198283938 Jake Summers, Adin Winters, Aaron Spinner, and Thom Winder]] [[http://fairiegirl101.deviantart.com/art/The-Book-Of-Stories-Audition-198285631 Audition]]
* [[http://fuzennotenshi.deviantart.com/ FuzennoTenshi]] Character: [[http://fuzennotenshi.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Character-Referance-Sheet-203633528 Nisreen]] [[http://fuzennotenshi.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Audition-Nisreen-203640609 Audition]]
* [[http://gameboycolor47.deviantart.com/ gameboycolor47]] Character: [[http://gameboycolor47.deviantart.com/art/Aiden-x-Ellixandria-ref-sheet-209381872 Aiden Viscard and Ellixandria Isis]] [[http://gameboycolor47.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-OCT-Audition-209403412 Audition]]
* [[http://greatgrendel.deviantart.com/ GreatGrendel]] Character: [[http://greatgrendel.deviantart.com/art/Character-Ref-Adelai-Drejzoi-202483261 Tokä Adelai Drejzoi]] [[http://greatgrendel.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Audition-Set-1-209386235 Audition]]
* [[http://greypezzola.deviantart.com/ GreyPezzola]] Character: [[http://andreaharper.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Ref-Katy-and-Charlie-209394538 Katy Frost and Charlie]] [[http://greypezzola.deviantart.com/art/The-Book-Of-Stories-Audition-212439828 Audition]]
* [[http://harasstheangel.deviantart.com/ HARASStheAngel]] Character: [[http://harasstheangel.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-OCT-Character-Ref-201401082 Tron]] [[http://harasstheangel.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-OCT-Audition-Tron-205382943 Audition]]
* [[http://hellstorm8000.deviantart.com/ HellStorm8000]] Character: [[http://hellstorm8000.deviantart.com/art/Puppet-Anni-ref-206675673 Puppet Anni]] [[http://hellstorm8000.deviantart.com/art/Anni-TBOS-Audition-206676770 Audition]]
* [[http://hotaruofkonoha.deviantart.com/ HotaruofKonoha]] Character: [[http://hotaruofkonoha.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Reference-Megumi-Tadashi-209396467 Megumi Tadashi]] [[http://hotaruofkonoha.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Audition-Illusion-209208217 Audition]]
* [[http://jakenova.deviantart.com/ JakeNova]] Character: [[http://jakenova.deviantart.com/art/LC-Emily-Cannon-173944796 Emily Cannon/Luna Crescent]]
* [[http://kallicalico.deviantart.com/ Kallicalico]] Characters: [[http://kallicalico.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-OCT-Adelice-and-Arakiel-179045759 Adelice and Arakiel]] [[http://kallicalico.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Audition-Page-1-209400242 Audition]]
* [[http://kalyn-palak.deviantart.com/ Kalyn-Palak]] Character: [[http://kalyn-palak.deviantart.com/art/Iria-Reference-The-Fake-OCT-141374662 Iria]] [[http://kalyn-palak.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Beginn-209403184 Audition]]
* [[http://kapulia.deviantart.com/ Kapulia]] Characters: Lisabeth and Blue
* [[http://koalaquincy.deviantart.com/ KoalaQuincy]] Character: [[http://koalaquincy.deviantart.com/art/OCT-Nina-Florez-209283426 Nina Florez]] [[http://koalaquincy.deviantart.com/art/OCT-Introduction-209283785 Audition]]
* [[http://lady-storykeeper.deviantart.com/ lady-storykeeper]] Characters: [[http://lady-storykeeper.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Cassidy-Character-Ref-207779067 Cassidy]], [[http://lady-storykeeper.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Mr-Smiles-Character-Ref-207779579 Mr. Smiles]], and [[http://lady-storykeeper.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Morpheus-Character-Ref-207780102 Morpheus]] [[http://lady-storykeeper.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Audition-P01-208538396 Audition]]
* [[http://le-gris-harlequin.deviantart.com/ Le-Gris-Harlequin]] Character: [[http://le-gris-harlequin.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Reference-Gear-Steward-209389240 Gear Steward]] [[http://le-gris-harlequin.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Audit-Gear-Steward-Edit-211341290 Audition]]
* [[http://lexy66.deviantart.com/ LeXy66]] Character: [[http://lexy66.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-OCT-Audition-Part-1-209206273 Ochre]] [[http://lexy66.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-OCT-Audtion-Part-2-209206010 Audition]]
* [[http://logan-spartan125.deviantart.com/ Logan-Spartan125]] Character: [[http://logan-spartan125.deviantart.com/art/OC-refrence-sheet-John-Puto-209398816 John Puto]] [[http://logan-spartan125.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-OCT-Entree-John-Puto-209400202 Audition]]
* [[http://lucidifer.deviantart.com/ Lucidifer]] Character: [[http://lucidifer.deviantart.com/art/TBoS-Helena-Dusk-sheet-207672089 Helena Dusk]] [[http://lucidifer.deviantart.com/art/Helena-Dusk-intro-story-207674817 Audition]]
* [[http://make-shift-wings.deviantart.com/ make-shift-wings]] Character: [[http://make-shift-wings.deviantart.com/art/Character-Ref-Clarissa-Faye-209362060 Clarissa Faye]] [[http://make-shift-wings.deviantart.com/art/OCT-Audition-Clarissa-Faye-209362479 Audition]]
* [[http://megaphoenix3000.deviantart.com/ megaphoenix3000]] Character: [[http://megaphoenix3000.deviantart.com/art/Kyle-Black-TBOS-OC-204207109 Kyle Black]] [[http://megaphoenix3000.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Audition-Kyle-Black-204231640 Audition]]
* [[http://pikachugirl11.deviantart.com/ PikachuGirl11]] Character: [[http://pikachugirl11.deviantart.com/art/Button-s-Biography-207054358Elina Falger (Button/Shorty)]] [[http://pikachugirl11.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Audition-Story-209302242 Audition]]
* [[http://pumpkinapprentice431.deviantart.com/ PumpkinApprentice431]] Characters: [[http://pumpkinapprentice431.deviantart.com/art/Angie-Basic-Info-209399982 Angie]], [[http://pumpkinapprentice431.deviantart.com/art/Crowbar-Basic-Info-209401302 Crowbar]], [[http://pumpkinapprentice431.deviantart.com/art/Raphael-Basic-Info-209402635 Raphael]], and [[http://pumpkinapprentice431.deviantart.com/art/Leah-Cim-Basic-Info-209398316 Leah]] [[http://pumpkinapprentice431.deviantart.com/art/Operation-Stock-the-Toolbox-206797336 Audition]]
* [[http://red-banner.deviantart.com/ Red-banner]] Character: [[http://red-banner.deviantart.com/art/OCT-story-and-character-198852660 Morjen and Audition]]
* [[http://safeer-4.deviantart.com/ Safeer-4]] Character: [[http://safeer-4.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Audition-206282462 Fi]] [[http://safeer-4.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Audition-page-1-209254958 Audition]]
* [[http://sakuraswan.deviantart.com/ SakuraSwan]] Character: [[http://sakuraswan.deviantart.com/art/Shima-TBOS-OCT-OC-208717147 Shima]] and [[http://sakuraswan.deviantart.com/art/Rena-TBOS-OCT-OC-208718146 Rena]] [[http://sakuraswan.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-OCT-Audition-209250241 Audition]]
* [[http://skerpandoodles.deviantart.com/ skerpandoodles]] Character: [[http://skerpandoodles.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-OCT-For-Ref-Sheet-209374299 For]] [[http://skerpandoodles.deviantart.com/art/For-Audition-page-1-209375655 Audition]]
* [[http://soltree.deviantart.com/ soltree]] and [[http://ikidori.deviantart.com/ Ikidori]] Characters: [[http://soltree.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-The-Etoranje-Twins-206566504 The Etoranje Twins, Yuria and Elisa]] [[http://soltree.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Tryout-Story-for-The-Twin-206567277 Audition]]
* [[http://teal-and-coral.deviantart.com/ Teal-and-Coral]] Character: [[http://teal-and-coral.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-OCT-Entry-209288465 Ave and Axis]] [[http://teal-and-coral.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-OCT-Entry-Story-209383318 Audition]]
* [[http://ted-the-fish.deviantart.com/ Ted-The-Fish]] Character: [[http://ted-the-fish.deviantart.com/art/contest-entry-character-ref-209247820 Hotaru Fukushuu]] [[http://ted-the-fish.deviantart.com/art/Meeting-Mudd-208236349 Audition]]
* [[http://twistedkunoichi.deviantart.com/ TwistedKunoichi]] Character: [[http://twistedkunoichi.deviantart.com/art/Arriya-Sthlele-209409137 Arriya Sthlele]] [[http://twistedkunoichi.deviantart.com/art/Audition-entry-for-TBOS-OCT-209409558 Audition]]
* [[http://wallofplastick.deviantart.com/ wallofplastick]] Characters: [[http://wallofplastick.deviantart.com/art/Alk-ref-209278699 Alk]] [[http://wallofplastick.deviantart.com/art/Alk-and-Lam-info-page-209280205 and]] [[http://wallofplastick.deviantart.com/art/quot-Lam-ref-quot-209279533 Lam]] [[http://wallofplastick.deviantart.com/art/Book-of-Stories-auition-204271093 Audition]]
* [[http://warewolves.deviantart.com/ Warewolves]] Characters and Audition: [[http://warewolves.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Audittion-202871355 Lonella]] and [[http://warewolves.deviantart.com/art/TBOC-OC-Audittion-No-2-209285369 Demon]]
* [[http://willwork4food.deviantart.com/ willwork4food]] Character: [[http://willwork4food.deviantart.com/art/Princess-Annabelle-Ref-Sheet-197934055 Princess Annabelle]] [[http://willwork4food.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Audition-209331548 Audition]]
* [[http://worstcase-scenario.deviantart.com/ WorstCase-Scenario]] Characters: [[http://worstcase-scenario.deviantart.com/art/WIP-Ref-201943650 Cecil and Lex]] [[http://worstcase-scenario.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Audition-244448293 Audition]]
* [[http://yaoi-lover-4ever.deviantart.com/ Yaoi-lover-4ever]] Character: [[http://yaoi-lover-4ever.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Character-Ref-Danika-207436089Danika Casseopeia Zafren]] [[http://yaoi-lover-4ever.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Audition-Danika-C-207436462 Audition]]
* [[http://yaoiangel36551.deviantart.com/ yaoiangel36551]] Character: [[http://yaoiangel36551.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-OCT-character-sheet-203089986 Jean Claude]] and [[http://modesty.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-for-yaoiangel36551-203074173 Jean Paul]] [[http://yaoiangel36551.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-OCT-audition-story-203090559 Audition]]
* [[http://zabbs.deviantart.com/ zabbs]] Character: [[http://zabbs.deviantart.com/art/Marley-Reference-207139107 Marley]] [[http://zabbs.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Audition-207139559 Audition]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Is your [[NarrativeTropes Story]] strong enough to save all others?]]

->''"Will you be a Champion of Order, prepared to set the world to right? Will you be an Emissary of Reason, to give the madness meaning? Or are you a Agent of Chance, swept up into the Book of Stories by luck alone?"''

[[http://tbos-oct.deviantart.com/ The Book of Stories]] [=(TBoS)=] is an {{Original Character Tournament}} hosted by [[http://robinrone.deviantart.com/ RobinRone]] along with a group of four judges. The story is about the Twins, ancient guardians of an object called [[http://robinrone.deviantart.com/art/Cast-The-Book-194320716 The Book of Stories]], which contains every story of every world ever written and is said to whisk anyone who reads its words inside its pages. Said guardians, [[http://robinrone.deviantart.com/art/Cast-Lady-Ink-193483579 Lady Ink]] and [[http://robinrone.deviantart.com/art/Cast-Mudd-193485203 Mudd]], maintained the Book for a long time with their respective powers of structure and purpose and as they developed more character and personality, the differences between them pushed them apart and eventually lead to the gradual downfall and eventually the Unwriting of the Book.

Said downfall is now threatening the fate of every World and the two guardians have reunited to fix the problem. Though they can no longer enter the Book to find the root of the problem, they opt to recruit individuals to enter the Book on their behalfs, since only mortals can safely enter inside. In addition, the Unwriting has made the Book teleport to every World, pulling in its share of unwitting mortals with its magic pages.

[=TBoS=] has a few things setting it apart from other [=OCTs=], aside from allowing any media to be used, from comics to flash to prose or any mix in between. It puts very little emphasis on the characters fighting each other as the bigger focus is the mystery of the Book itself and the characters' influences on said book, allowing a great deal of flexibility for the contestants when it comes to writing their entries. Instead, each round is themed on a genre, where contestants aspire to write as little or as much of the genre as they want in their entry. The last round has no genre involved, fittingly enough.

The tournament opened auditions on March 1, 2011 and Round 1 began on June 12, 2011 with 64 competitors, chosen out of the 113 auditioners by a group of five judges. Round 1 ended on July 12th and Round 2 began on August 2nd with 32 competitors. Then Round 2 ended on September 5th and Round 3 began on September 26th with 16 competitors. Round 3 ended on November 4th and Round 4 started on November 24th with 8 competitors (where coincidentally, single [[OriginalCharacter OCs]] were pitted against couple [[OriginalCharacter OCs]]).

In addition, a mini-OCT called "The Lost Stories" was hosted on November 18th for the competitors who lost in previous rounds but wished to participate again. The deadline for them is offset by one week from the official rounds' deadline.

!!NPC Tropes:

!!![[http://robinrone.deviantart.com/art/Cast-Lady-Ink-193483579 Lady Ink]]:
* TheSpock
* WomanInBlack

!!![[http://robinrone.deviantart.com/art/Cast-Mudd-193485203 Mudd]]:
* [[TheMcCoy The McCoy]]
* TheSlacker

!!![[http://robinrone.deviantart.com/art/Cast-The-Book-194320716 The Book of Stories]]:
* AncientArtifact / ArtifactOfDoom - The Book of Stories is as old as time and holds every Story ever told in every World. It's on its way of becoming an ArtifactOfDoom due to a mistake Lady Ink made.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin
* FisherKingdom - Due to its GenreRoulette nature, the Book can change the setting and archetypes inside on a whim. It's implied in some entries that the Book might start to affect some of the contestants as well in this manner.
* GeniusLoci - The Book being somewhat of a location that other people can enter, it falls under this due to having a mind of its own.
* PortalBook - Type 1.
* TheKirk

!!General Tropes:
* ApocalypseHow / RetGone - The worst outcome of the Book's Unwriting could be classified as Class X-5 or even Z, though it's not as much destroying as it is making everything nonexistent.
* ArchetypalCharacter - The fictional characters in the Book are these.
* GotVolunteered / RefusalOfTheCall - Lady Ink and Mudd pretty much do this to their recruits if they're unwilling.
* GenreRoulette - Pretty much the defining gimmick of this OCT.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero - Lady Ink, unable to handle the Book by herself, tries to write her way out of responsibility, which results in the Book Unwriting itself and every World in danger.
* OneSteveLimit - Averted. Among the 64 who made the final cut, we have Anna Smith, Annabelle Roads, and Annabelle Greyson. Among the original 113 auditioners, we have two Anna's and three Annabelle's.
* ThisIsMyStory - A lot of auditions start out as this.
* TheCallHasBadReception - The Book indiscriminately chooses anyone who so much as gazes into it, leaving them more ill-equipped about the overall situation than anyone who has been chosen by the Twins.
* TheCallLeftAMessage - Some auditions had the Book leaving its pages to those who would coincidentally come across it.
* WeUsedToBeFriends - Lady Ink and Mudd had a falling out over their methods of taking care of the Book.

!!The 64 Contestants

!![[http://aileen-kailum.deviantart.com/ Aileen-Kailum]]'s Entries
* Character: [[http://aileen-kailum.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Reference-209400037 Hazel Parks]] [[http://aileen-kailum.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Audition-1-209194904 Audition]]
* Gift: Construct
* Opponent(s): Annabelle
!!!Tropes:
* CloudCuckooLander - Hazel has shades of this, due to having her mind being systematically screwed in the past.
* LightEmUp - Hazel is all about manipulating light, though she needs a light source.

!![[http://alecvastor.deviantart.com/ AlecVastor]]'s Entries
* Character: [[http://alecvastor.deviantart.com/art/BoS-Ref-209303130 The Nameless Musician]] [[http://alecvastor.deviantart.com/art/BoS-Aud1-209299633 Audition]]
* Gift: Page
* Opponent(s): Jack Garsto and Jennifer Enburg
!!!Tropes:
* ChaoticNeutral - The Musician is played up as this in-universe.
* DePower - Being a musician, he can normally use his power of music to great, nearly godlike extents, but being inside the Book has neutered his abilities to just creating small objects, hovering and disrupting others' magical abilities.
* LivingShadow - Somehow the Musician has complete control over his shadow, though its uses are rather situational.
* MagicMusic
* NoNameGiven

!![[http://andmyshadow.deviantart.com/ AndMyShadow]]'s Entries
* Characters: [[http://andmyshadow.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-OCT-Antigone-OC-No-1-208549960 Princess Antigone]], [[http://andmyshadow.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-OCT-Swiftsure-OC-No-2-208550365 Swiftsure]], and [[http://andmyshadow.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-OCT-Aella-Hunter-OC-No-3-208550844 Aella Hunter]][[http://andmyshadow.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-OCT-Audition-Story-208549551 Audition]]
* Gift: Construct/Page/Function
* Opponent(s): The Guard
!!!Tropes:
* EmpathicShapeshifter - Swiftsure is this to some extent by accident, due to having been an ImaginaryFriend fully realized.
* HappilyAdopted - Played with in Aella's case. She liked her foster family well enough, though she'd still like to know about her real parents.
* ImaginaryFriend - Swiftsure used to be this before being dragged into the Book.
* SuperSpeedReading - Antigone really reads her books.

!![[http://andreaharper.deviantart.com/ AndreaHarper]]'s Entries
* Character: [[http://andreaharper.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Reference-Alice-Williams-209379297 Alice Williams]] [[http://andreaharper.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Audition-209375986 Audition]]
* Gift: Function
* Opponent(s): Magpie
!!!Tropes:
* MindHive - Alice has two other souls inside her called Grace and Verity.
* {{Necromancer}}
* TalkingToPlants - This more or less underlines how socially awkward she is, not as much as how boring she is.

!![[http://annnarowlye.deviantart.com/ annarowlye]]'s Entries
* Character: [[http://annarowlye.deviantart.com/art/Annabelle-Roads-Bio-197458723 Annabelle]] [[http://annarowlye.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-entry-part-one-208633588 Audition]]
* Gift: Construct
* Opponent(s): Hazel Parks
!!!Tropes:
* CombatStilettos - Annabelle seems to have mastered running with these.
* TheRoaringTwenties - Where Annabelle came from.

!![[http://ariskari.deviantart.com/ Ariskari]]'s Entries
* Character: [[http://ariskari.deviantart.com/art/Sinclair-195531840 Sinclair]] [[http://ariskari.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Audition-The-Rosary-207578159 Audition]]
* Gift: Function
* Opponent(s): Ophelia and August
!!!Tropes:
* BadassPreacher - If he has no other options, Sinclair won't hesitate to use his rosary as a makeshift ''garrote''.
* [[DoorstopBaby ChurchstopBaby]]

!![[http://ashana-correlli.deviantart.com/ Ashana-Correlli]]'s Entries
* Character: [[http://ashana-correlli.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Char-Ref-Andromeda-209397545 Andromeda]] [[http://ashana-correlli.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Audition-Andromeda-209397355 Audition]]
* Gift: Page
* Opponent(s): Marcus
!!!Tropes:
* LizardFolk
* NonHumanSidekick - Inverted with Castor, her very human sidekick/friend.

!![[http://awisha-teh-ninja.deviantart.com/ awisha-teh-ninja]] and [[http://xakriuth.deviantart.com/ Xakriuth]]'s Entries
* Characters: [[http://awisha-teh-ninja.deviantart.com/art/Tishni-and-Zevran-Ref-207697263 Tishni and Zevran]] [[http://xakriuth.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-the-first-draft-1-209003829 Audition]]
* Gift: Function
* Opponent(s): Sir Gerhart Lautz
!!!Tropes:
* NonhumanHumanoidHybrid - Tishni and Zevran are a race of sheepy birds, supposedly.
* PsychicLink - Their link is a variant, where one can sense the other's emotions and sometimes their physical location as well.
* TheSmartGuy - Their race is pretty much a PlanetOfHats of this trope.

!![[http://bagnathesupervillain.deviantart.com/ BagnaTheSupervillain]]'s Entries
* Character: [[http://bagnathesupervillain.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-James-Englehart-Picture-209359728 James Englehart]] [[http://bagnathesupervillain.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-James-Englehart-Audition-209374031 Audition]]
* Gift: None
* Opponent(s): Doctor Amelia
!!!Tropes:
* BadassNormal - At first anyway.
* HeWhoFightsMonsters - Played with, as James starts to exhibit some superhuman abilities due to having hunted nonhumans for so long. Inverted in that he's slowly sympathizing for the monsters he's hunting down, though he won't admit it.
* KnightTemplar - James believes that all nonhumans should be exterminated because they're beyond redemption.

!![[http://bloodysafetypins.deviantart.com/ BloodySafetypins]]'s Entries
* Characters: [[http://bloodysafetypins.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Satoshi-Reyes-Ando-208992248 Satoshi 'Reyes' Ando]] and [[http://bloodysafetypins.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Long-Ai-Aurelia-Lien-208993329 Long Ai 'Aurelia' Lien]] [[http://bloodysafetypins.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Audition-209239299 Audition]]
* Gift: Construct/Function
* Opponent(s): Tatiana and Vespera
!!!Tropes:
* EverythingsBetterWithRainbows - Reyes literally vomits them out. Not really used for offense, it's more or less a distraction.
* MagicalFlutist - Aurelia's violin playing has the power to attract rats ala Pied Piper.
* MotorMouth - Reyes loves to talk.
* [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did It Have To Be Rats?]] - Aurelia hates rats, which makes her rat-attracting violin-playing a mixed blessing.

!![[http://bright-smoke.deviantart.com/ Bright-Smoke]]'s Entries
* Characters: [[http://bright-smoke.deviantart.com/art/Moira-Pippin-ref-sheet-206381940 Moira and Pippin]] [[http://bright-smoke.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Audition-Moira-206444848 Audition]]
* Gift: None
* Opponent(s): Adante and Vin
!!!Tropes:
* {{Alchemy}} - Moira specializes in it to compensate for being one of the {{Muggles}}, particularly potion-making.
* MuggleBornOfMages - Moira tries to offset this by dabbling in {{Alchemy}}, which is somewhat frowned upon in her society.

!![[http://conspiracy-z-cycle.deviantart.com/ Conspiracy-Z-Cycle]]'s Entries
* Characters: [[http://conspiracy-z-cycle.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Dahnnae-Ref-Sheet-207303064 Dahnnae Marfinn]] and [[http://conspiracy-z-cycle.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Bechen-Ref-Sheet-209155780 Bechen K’vette]] [[http://conspiracy-z-cycle.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Audition-209402536 Audition]]
* Gift: Functions
* Opponent(s): Azrael
!!!Tropes:
* DropTheHammer - Bechen wields a warhammer/maul hybrid based off his blacksmith's hammer.
* EmbarrassingTattoo - Dahnnae has one of his back of [[RuleOfSymbolism a bare tree and some fire behind it]].
* OurElvesAreBetter - Dahnnae.
* TheBlacksmith - Bechen.
* WildHair - Dahnnae.

!![[http://da-kasha.deviantart.com/ da-kasha]]'s Entries
* Character: [[http://da-kasha.deviantart.com/art/Alan-Ref-Sheet-200117775 Alan]] [[http://da-kasha.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-OCT-Alan-Audition-pt1-203076401 Audition]]
* Gift: Construct
* Opponent(s): Jaya Ferox
!!!Tropes:
* EncyclopaedicKnowledge - He's a librarian after all.
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer - Alan was ostracized for his mixed bloodline early on. What makes it worse that they keep him around instead of letting him go for fear of him causing trouble if he wasn't under supervision.

!![[http://darthvengeance0325.deviantart.com/ DarthVengeance0325]]'s Entries
* Character: [[http://darthvengeance0325.deviantart.com/art/C-reference-sheet-attempt-TBOS-197484910 C the Masque]] [[http://darthvengeance0325.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Audition-try-cut-1975823621 Audition]]
* Gift: None
* Opponent(s): Llimsey and Artego
!!!Tropes:
* BiTheWay - Not that it matters for C, who's undead and can't have children anyway.
* DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength - Due to her vampiric strength, C can't quite use weapons properly without breaking them.
* FriendToAllChildren - She's fond of kids, but does her best to stay away from them for their own good.
* OurVampiresAreDifferent

!![[http://digidaydreamer.deviantart.com/ DigiDayDreamer]]'s Entries
* Characters: [[http://digidaydreamer.deviantart.com/art/Bobu-and-Ricco-Ref-s-Sheet-209402145 Bobu and Ricco]][[http://digidaydreamer.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Audition-209402402 Audition]]
* Gift: Page
* Opponent(s): Sian, Qwerty Finklewater, Kali, Jaya Ferox
!!!Tropes:
* AbsoluteCleavage - Ricco as a rare male example.
* AccidentalMisnaming - Played with in Round 2 with Ygsthrall, whose name is a bit of a mouthful. Ricco repeatedly gets his name wrong - even in writing - Bobu nicknames him Iggy for convenience, and Qwerty calls him Yogi. Only Anna gets his name right, which isn't surprising, considering the possibility of InterspeciesRomance.
* ActionGirl - Bobu.
* AlternateTimeline - Unknowingly, Bobu enters into one of these into Round 2, where she briefly encounters Sian in [=SaffyLailo's=] Round 1 entry.
** Exaggerated in Round 3 when Bobu and company go through several of these throughout Round 3 via the [=ARVs=].
* ArbitraryHeadcountLimit - Bobu lampshades this in Round 2 when Sian and Ricco are replaced by Ygsthrall and Anna Claw early on.
* AshFace / NonFatalExplosions - Justified when one of the [=NPCs=] in Round 2 holds a pair of bombs at point-blank range by accident, as it was implied he was the strongest of the villain's mooks.
* BagOfHolding / {{Hammerspace}} - Bobu and Ricco supposedly have this in the form of inventory tablets, which are inexplicably stored in their digital bodies, at least when they were in the video game Box Bug.
* BagOfSpilling - In an non-video game example, this happens to both Bobu and Ricco when they leave the video game Box Bug and enter the Book, finding themselves stripped of their video game inventories in a crucial situation not too long afterwards.
* BarBrawl - Expected for Round 2's Western Genre.
* BetterThanABareBulb - Much of the humor derives from this.
* {{Bifauxnen}} - It doesn't help that Bobu sometimes gets mistaken as a guy due to the androgynous voice and the lack of female features. This becomes an unexpected plot point in Round 2.
* BigCreepyCrawlies - Bobu's a cartoony version of this.
* BubbleGun - Bobu's water spell in her RPG mode is this.
* BumblingSidekick - Ricco. Apparently being a SpoonyBard involves a lot of this.
* CampStraight - Despite enjoying a fair deal of feminine activities and wearing females' clothing, Ricco hits on girls and once stated that he's "totally straight".
* ChekhovsSkill - Played with in Round 2, as the pivotal knowledge in question is retroactively introduced in a mid-battle flashback, though the flashback itself was justified by Bobu's earlier comment about how Ricco just "babbles inane details about [Box Bug]".
* ChivalrousPervert - Ricco's a bit less perverted than other examples, usually going for flowery, romantic language.
* DareToBeBadass / WorldOfCardboardSpeech - When Qwerty questions Bobu on why they have to go out of their way to save complete strangers in the Book, Bobu goes all contemplative and gives this speech:
-->'''Bobu''': "...because true heroes never want to live with regrets, mistakes they could have avoided if they had been more vigilant. That's what the Book of Stories wants out of us, I think. And I can bet it has a good reason for making us go through all this insanity and that it would be totally worth it that we gave our all to tell the best story we possibly can."
* DeadpanSnarker - Bobu.
* DefrostingTheIceQueen - Ricco hopes to do this with Bobu. [[spoiler: It works, but not the way Ricco wanted.]]
* DistressBall - Somewhat justified early in Round 2, when Ricco left the party early to seek some help as Bobu insisted she didn't care if he slowed them down, even if it did end up with him being captured.
* DistressedDude - Ricco plays this hard in Round 2.
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything - The BigBad of Round 2 reprimands one of his minions in this manner:
--> "Wish I could've taught you not to hold small, round objects so tight; otherwise you'd be a perfect match for her."
* DramaticGunCock - This happens to Ricco during the prison breakout.
* DreamSpying - Played with in Round 2, where Bobu ends up watching scenes of other people when she's not pushing the plot forward, particularly Qwerty, and Anna and Ygsthrall in the climax.
* DreamWithinADream - Bobu ended up DreamSpying from Qwerty's perspective in the first dream, then woke up and ended up having a surprise encounter with a person from Box Bug. Then she woke up from that, as that turned out to be a dream as well.
* DrivesLikeCrazy - Ricco is this all the way in Round 1.
* DrunkOnMilk - Subverted in Round 2, where it's heavily implied Ricco was tricked into drinking some alcoholic beverage when it was presented as milk.
* DrunkenMaster - Subverted and lampshaded in Round 2, where Ricco's sudden increase in skill isn't due to alcohol, but rather due to the BigBad of Round 2 pulling some strings.
* EveryCarIsAPinto - Subverted and lampshaded in Round 1, where Bobu mentions the lack of this during the car chase sequence.
* EvilCounterpart / IdenticalStranger / SueDonym - Inverted and played for drama when Qwerty encounters an archetype who resembled his unlikable master with a suspiciously similar-sounding name, but is otherwise the polar opposite in personality.
* {{Expy}} - Played with when an archetype from Round 1 reappears in Round 2 as a younger version of herself. Also, a few archetypes bear resemblance to some of the author's original characters.
* FirstPersonSmartass - Bobu's story is narrated from her perspective, snarkiness and all.
* FlashbackNightmare - A variation occurs in Round 2: Bobu's first dream was of a scene prior to the start of Round 2, before it devolved into a nightmare where she was hounded by one of her enemies from Box Bug while the world around her faded away to oblivion, thus dooming her to fall in an everlasting void.
* FragileSpeedster - Bobu's Platformer Mode turns her into this.
* GayCowboy - Played straight with one character in Round 2, as well as discussed by Ricco in his defense of his heterosexuality.
* GiantPoofySleeves - Ricco as a rare male example.
* GratuitousSpanish / JustAStupidAccent - Ricco, especially in the audition.
* GuestStarPartyMember
** Round 1 - Sian and Tom.
** Round 2 - Ygsthrall, Anna Claw and Qwerty Finklewater.
** Round 3 - Kali and Lyric.
** Round 4 - Arguably Jaya Ferox [[spoiler: and Broken]].
* HairTriggerTemper - Bobu has spades of this, though it's somewhat justified since her BerserkButton is usually any illogical, nonsensical situation and she's had no shortage of that.
* HarmlessElectrocution - Played with when this is used to conclude the second fight of Round 2, where it's implied the doctor suffered a lot.
* HeroicSecondWind - Bobu gets this in Round 2 during the climax after [[SomeDayThisWillComeInHandy receiving a helpful flashback]].
* HollywoodToneDeaf - Played straight with Ricco, if Bobu's remarks are of any indication. Subverted where he manages a lullaby good enough to lull children to sleep, in which Bobu calls him out on his singing quality and competence.
* HotPursuit - Justified during Round 1, as Bobu and Ricco snuck a zombie illegally inside a city that's prejudiced against zombies.
* HypercompetentSidekick - Ricco displays shades of this during the climax of Round 3.
* HyperspaceArsenal - In Round 1, Bobu orders Ricco to use one of their 99 "Strength Deodorants".
* HypocriticalHumor - After Bobu risks her life trying to prevent the van they're on from tipping over by using her weight as a counterbalance, the van uprights itself without warning. Bobu nearly falls off the van before Ricco grabs her and pulls her in, scolding her for doing a crazy stunt. Thing is, it was Ricco's crazy driving that caused the van to tilt absurdly in the first place.
* InstantArmor - Exaggerated in Round 1, where a villain pulls this off with some highly advanced technology disguised as a ''walker, tennis balls and all''.
* InterspeciesRomance - Lampshaded by Bobu in Round 1:
-->'''Bobu''': "Maybe I should have been more bothered by the fact that this enormous anthropomorphic fish was striking up a romance with a medieval woman with possibly a real sword, but at this point, I've seen Ricco flirt with weirder [[{{Bifauxnen}} (and presumably female)]] things in Box Bug. I mean, who could forget the budding love story of him and a 50-foot, snow-breathing llama?"
** Further lampshaded when Ricco [[CallBack brings up the llama incident]] as his excuse for helping Ygsthrall in his first appearance rather than running away, and when Bobu notices Ygsthrall and Anna Claw seem to have bonded behind the scenes.
* ItMayHelpYouOnYourQuest - Played with in Round 1, where Ricco borrowed some of Tom's needles and thread to help stitch Tom's arm together after it was torn off. Doubly subverted, where Ricco threw said needles at one of the antagonists in a pointless attempt at distraction, and later on, Bobu found one of the needles stuck on her person, which helped her and Sian get past a fairly major obstacle.
** Subverted in Round 2. Ricco brings a backpack full of papers and pens, thinking it would somehow help them figure out how to get out of the Book, but it ultimately serves to worsen Bobu and Ricco's situation than either could have anticipated.
* IShallReturn - [[spoiler: Ricco asks Bobu to promise to come back for him, after throwing her to safety.]]
* IWillOnlySlowYouDown - Near the start of Round 2, the duo are stranded in the middle of a desert wasteland. Ricco tells Bobu to go ahead, since she can find civilization much faster in her [[FragileSpeedster Platformer Mode]], but she won't have any of it since they had just lost Sian somehow. [[spoiler: He does it again when she rescues him from prison and he gets disabled in the process.]]
* JustAMachine - Bobu views Ricco as this, since he's just a video game character.
* LadykillerInLove - It's rather obvious Ricco has a thing for Bobu. He only hits on other girls because that's what {{SpoonyBard}}s are supposed to do, at least in Box Bug.
* MoreHeroThanThou - Bobu and Ricco during the prison scenes.
* MultiformBalance - Bobu's Alternate Modes, which manifests in the forms of various video game genres.
* NeverSplitTheParty - Bobu tries to invoke this sentiment in Round 2, when she and Ricco had been unknowingly separated from Sian.
* NonActionGuy - Ricco.
* NoOneGetsLeftBehind - Bobu is fiercely determined not to lose Ricco again during the prison breakout, going so far as to stay with him when he gets disabled. [[spoiler: Ricco had other ideas, though...]]
* [[spoiler: NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent / OohMeAccentsSlipping / ShockingVoiceIdentityReveal - Ricco's gradual disuse of his heavy Mexican accent foreshadows his status as an actual human being like Bobu, which is fully revealed at the end of Round 1.]]
* OrganicTechnology - Featured a bit in Round 2, where the guns are more like hybrids of animals and actual guns and are generally treated like pets and partners.
* OwMyBodyPart - Ricco tends to say this early on when Bobu hurts him.
-->'''Ricco''': "Ow! My large obtuse chark face! Again!"
* PantslessMalesFullyDressedFemales - Painfully inverted with Bobu wearing only boxing gloves, while Ricco is fully dressed in women's clothing.
* PensieveFlashback - Notably Bobu gets one in Round 2 amidst her DreamSpying, from the perspective of the ''Book of Stories''.
* ThePlan- The antagonists Bobu and Ricco face so far seem rather fond of doing this.
* PoorCommunicationKills - Bobu's reluctance to confess to her eavesdropping of Ricco's secret from Round 1 eventually leads to the intense, emotional climax of Round 2.
* PowersAsPrograms - Bobu's Alternate Modes are literally this, since they were into programmed into her status as a video game protagonist.
* PrisonerExchange - The BigBad of Round 2 asks Bobu to come alone for "negotiations", implying this.
* PunctuatedForEmphasis - Played straight with [[ButtMonkey Waffledorp]] out of all people: "I! AM! WAFFLEDORP!"
* RantInducingSlight - Bobu loses her patience when she's refused alcohol in a western story. Also played for laughs when the one starting a BarBrawl isn't the one Bobu was actively provoking, but rather the one whose hat was rudely taken during said provoking.
* RedBoxingGloves - Played straight with Bobu.
* RelationshipUpgrade - After some rather harrow circumstances derived from PoorCommunicationKills, Bobu and Ricco finally level up in their relationship.
* TheRestShallPass - Sian does this in the second doctor fight in Round 1, giving Bobu time to run away and get help. Subverted when the villain has accounted for that and rigged the only exit to keep Sian and Bobu trapped inside.
* RidiculouslyHumanRobots - Ricco is quite deeply flawed and sympathetic for an AI. [[spoiler: Turns out he's not an AI.]]
** [[spoiler: Turns out Bobu is one. Or maybe not.]]
* SchizoTech - Played straight during Round 1, particularly the second doctor fight and the climax.
* ShapeshifterModeLock - Bobu is randomly shuffled and stuck in one of her [[MultiformBalance Alternate Modes]], due to escaping her video game too early.
* SharkMan - Ricco is a positive example of this. Bonus points for being part whale shark, which is rather tame for a shark due to being a filter feeder.
* SheIsNotMyGirlfriend - Both Bobu and Sian say something along the lines when the subject in question is Ricco.
* SherlockScan - In Round 2, Bobu pulls this off twice. The first time she did it, she was trying to speed up the {{Infodump}} using what she was told so far and any other details she gained from DreamSpying on Qwerty (and thus annoying the local MrExposition with her seemingly omniscient knowledge). The second time was done to persuade one of the {{Mooks}} to appeal to the BigBad's code of ThouShaltNotKill for a high-stakes boxing match.
* ShirtlessScene - Ricco gets this in Round 2's climax for obvious reasons.
* SlipperySkid - Inverted in Round 1, where a villain does this to Bobu to prevent her from escaping.
* SmashCut - Justified in Round 1, where they're in a fairy tale and details are usually sparse and concise, necessitating this trope. Exaggerated, as even Bobu and Ricco are completely clueless like the reader as to what happened during the SmashCut, forcing them to ask their fictional companion, who happens to be the protagonist of the fairy tale, to help fill them in the details. Defied when Bobu attempts to stall the upcoming SmashCut with immediately pertinent questions before making progress with the narrative of the fairy tale.
* SneakyDeparture - Ricco does this early in Round 2 in the middle of the night to find civilization ahead of the others.
** Ricco's sudden departure is surprisingly explained in Round 3.
* SpoonyBard - Ricco. Lampshaded a little by Bobu.
* TertiarySexualCharacteristics - Averted with Bobu as she wears only red boxing gloves and her carapace is colored in various shades of blue.
* TheCoatsAreOff - Bobu tries to pull this off with a scarf in Round 2. It's played for laughs when the scarf gets blown back into her face, ruining any semblance of coolness she would have gotten from shedding her scarf.
* TheSnarkKnight - Bobu. This is most apparent whenever she talks to Ricco, who's a bit lacking in smarts and thus is always a source of her frustration in general.
* TransformationSequence - Whenever Bobu switches from one Mode to another.
* UnEntendre - Ricco blushes when the BigBad of Round 2 asks him to join his posse. In a Western-themed setting.
* UnsympatheticComedyProtagonist - Bobu, whenever she gets annoyed by Ricco.
* UnusualEuphemism - Bobu is stuck with this as a side effect of leaving Box Bug unexpectedly, later on cursing in terms of ''food''.
* WanderingMinstrel - Ricco.
* WeNeedADistraction - Played straight in Round 1. Played even further when Bobu failed the first distraction and Ricco ended up as a second impromptu distraction, which gave Bobu enough time for her TransformationSequence to kick in.
* WhamLine: From Round 1: [[spoiler: "...I'm not fictional."]]
* WhatWouldXDo - Played straight in Round 2, where Bobu based her reasons for striving to get a HappyEnding on what Ricco would want.
* WholesomeCrossdresser - Ricco's a straight example, as he's wearing the clothes out of comfort and possibly for style.
* WillfullyWeak - In Round 2, Bobu pondered if Ricco was this during the climax, given that he exhibits raw power greater than what he normally has under duress. Then again, he was [[DrunkenMaster drunk out of his mind]].
* WorldHealingWave - Played with in Round 1, where a slow-acting version of this occured in the climax.
* YouJustHadToSayIt - Bobu says a variant of this when she unexpectedly inspired Qwerty to tag along when she wanted to keep him out of harm's way.
* YouMonster - Bobu says this in her narration upon seeing [[KickTheDog Qwerty try to strangle Ricco]].

!![[http://dragonendalia.deviantart.com/ Dragonendalia]] and [[http://demonlordonigawa.deviantart.com/ DemonLordOnigawa]]'s Entries
* Characters: [[http://demonlordonigawa.deviantart.com/art/Reference-Nadia-vonTrapp-209342585 Nadia vonTrapp]] and [[http://demonlordonigawa.deviantart.com/art/Aldech-Shaw-Reference-209341696 Aldech Shaw]] [[http://dragonendalia.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-OCT-Ch-00-Audition-209393916 Audition]]
* Gift: Construct/Function
* Opponent(s): Telique Calenarien
!!!Tropes:
* AntiMagic / BlessedWithSuck - Inverted with Aldech, who can't use magic at all, and is still vulnerable to the likes of fire and lightning.
* OurVampiresAreDifferent - Nadia is a Dhampir, which is basically a lesser version of a vampire: no weaknesses to sunlight and garlic, but lacking the super-strength or speed most associated with vampires. However, Dhampirs have greater potential to cast magic in comparison.

!![[http://elliejae.deviantart.com/ Elliejae]]'s Entries
* Character: [[http://elliejae.deviantart.com/art/TBoS-OCT-reference-209081027 Magpie]] [[http://elliejae.deviantart.com/art/TBoS-Audition-209237589 Audition]]
* Gift: None
* Opponent(s): Alice Williams
!!!Tropes:
* OurDemonsAreDifferent
* WeaksauceWeakness - Surprisingly, one of Magpie's weaknesses is...salt.

!![[http://fantasyfreak18.deviantart.com/ Fantasyfreak18]]'s Entries
* Characters: [[http://fantasyfreak18.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-OCT-Character-reference-1-197676103 Sparrow]] and [[http://fantasyfreak18.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-OCT-Character-reference-2-197681711 Valentine]] [[http://fantasyfreak18.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-audition-Sparrow-198082667 Audition]]
* Gift: Function/Page
* Opponent(s): Regis (King of Heroes)
!!!Tropes:
* AmbitionIsEvil - Valentine kills his mentor and takes over.
* BrokenBird - Sparrow is experimented on and tested by scientists, and tormented for years by Valentine.
* ClicheStorm - In-universe, Round 1. Lampshaded by Regis.
* {{Foil}} - Sparrow's despising her powers against Valentine's embracing his.
* InformationWantsToBeFree - Played with. Sparrow just wants to be free, but Valentine thinks she would expose government secrets associated with her powers if left alone.
* MoralEventHorizon - In-universe, Valentine crossed the line when he made Dr. Allen, the man responsible for his psychic powers, "disappear" after hearing one too many lectures from him.
* SquishyWizard - Sparrow due to malnutrition. Subverted with Valentine, who practices swordplay.
* TheVoice - The Book.

!![[http://fjtrickster58.deviantart.com/ FJTrickster58]]'s Entries
* Character: [[http://fjtrickster58.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-OCT-Terri-Character-Sheet-206413377 Terri]] [[http://fjtrickster58.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Terri-introduction-story-206127756 Audition]]
* Gift: Construct
* Opponent(s): Craven
!!!Tropes:
* DeathSeeker - zigzagged. Terri has a terminal illness kept under control by highly advanced medicine, so she lives her life to the fullest...by doing death-defying stunts. It's not so much as her seeking death as she is more keen on overcoming her fears of death by facing them head-on.
* ManicPixieDreamGirl

!![[http://gamekrazy.deviantart.com/ Gamekrazy]]'s Entries
* Characters: [[http://gamekrazy.deviantart.com/art/Hyde-and-Jackal-209384710 Hyde and Jackal]] [[http://gamekrazy.deviantart.com/art/The-Book-of-Stories-Prologue-209386409 Audition]]
* Gift: Construct
* Opponent(s): LIA
!!!Tropes:
* CastFromHitPoints - In Hyde's world, Spark is the power of one's soul and using Spark enables the user to give life to inanimate objects. But using the Spark too much or to perform strenous tasks could put said user into a coma.
* DeceasedParentsAreTheBest / MissingMom - Hyde's mom instilled the good value of reading in him and was quite supportive of him before passing away from a weak heart.

!![[http://gsppcrocks10.deviantart.com/ gsppcrocks10]]'s Entries
* Character: [[http://gsppcrocks10.deviantart.com/art/TBoS-OCT-Character-Reference-202110346 Deborah (Deb) Grierson]] [[http://gsppcrocks10.deviantart.com/art/TBoS-Audition-202110894 Audition]]
* Gift: Construct
* Opponent(s): Rupert and Luka
!!!Tropes:
* BeautyIsNeverTarnished - Averted for Deb and she likes it that way.
* GoodScarsEvilScars - Deb has some scarring around her glass eye, marking as a bit of an anti-hero.
* GlassEye
* EyeScream - How Deb got her glass eye. [[spoiler: Welding torch to the face.]] *shudders*
* TheSpeechless - [[spoiler: Deb becomes one after accepting a drink from Rupert.]]
* WrenchWench - Deb does work with boat engines, after all.

!![[http://hardcore-introvert.deviantart.com/ hardcore-introvert]]'s Entries
* Characters: [[http://hardcore-introvert.deviantart.com/art/Llimsey-Character-Sheet-206658367 Llimsey]] and [[http://hardcore-introvert.deviantart.com/art/Artego-Character-Sheet-206660036 Artego]][[http://hardcore-introvert.deviantart.com/art/The-Goblin-Market-illustrated-206207009 Audition]]
* Gift: None
* Opponent(s): C the Masque
!!!Tropes:
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter - Artego trusts wholly in his half-brother, who may not have the best intentions for him.
* OurGoblinsAreDifferent
* PrinceCharmless - Llimsey to an extent.
* RebelPrince - Llimsey ran away to avoid his responsibilities, and saw his solution in Artego, who was his half-brother and thus be eligible as the new heir.

!![[http://hisiheyah.deviantart.com/ hisiheyah]] and [[http://flamebloodquickblade.deviantart.com/ FlamebloodQuickblade]]'s Entries
* Characters: [[http://hisiheyah.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Reinald-208406843 Reinald Todorov]] and [[http://flamebloodquickblade.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Anna-208641180 Anna Smith]] [[http://hisiheyah.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Prologue-209398231 Audition]]
* Gift: Construct/Function
* Opponent(s): Dmitri Ellisand, Hazel Maddon, Jerek and Garner, James Englehart, Flume and Smarmadine, Campren "Charley Campbell" McMillin
!!!Tropes:
* ArcWords: [[spoiler: "Find the Library." "Words have power."]]
* BecomingTheMask - Staying in the Book for an extended period of time appears to be slowly turning Reinald and Anna into Archetypes themselves.
* BelligerentSexualTension - In spades.
* BlackDudeDiesFirst - Subverted in Round 4 [[spoiler: and played straight in Round 5]].
* BrainsAndBrawn - Consummate businessman Reinald finds himself having to play diplomat for Anna more often than not.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive - Reinald, back in his homeworld.
* TheCynic - Both Anna and Reinald.
* DarkActionGirl - Anna, inasmuch as a woman of thirty-six is considered a "girl."
* DeadpanSnarker - Anna. Reinald has shades of this, but might be better classified as...
* GentlemanSnarker - Reinald.
* GrandTheftMe - Anna and Reinald are having some problems with the Archetypes along these lines.
* FinalBattle - With Chaos.
* {{Hammerspace}} - Anna and Reinald each have a personalized, realistic version of this called "whitezone". It's mainly used to avert MagicPants, as it's where their clothes and other items go when they transform into animals. Apparently time also passes by within the whitezone as well and the amount they store is no more than what a handbag or a backpack can handle.
* [[spoiler: IChooseToStay - Reinald, after finding out that Anna will be trapped in the Book forever.]]
* JaneAusten - Parodied in Round 3.
* KlingonPromotion - How Reinald got to be CEO of a MegaCorp in the first place.
* LightEmUp - Anna's Function uses light to illuminate the answers to puzzles. Subverted somewhat in that Anna is anything but heroic.
* [[spoiler: MaybeEverAfter - Anna and Reinald haven't worked everything out by the finale, but...]]
* NeverGetsDrunk - Reinald. Not even Anna can out-drink him.
* NotInThisForYourRevolution - Both Anna and Reinald. They just want to get home, and if fixing the Book is the only way to achieve that, then so be it.
* ProfessionalKiller - Anna.
* RefusalOfTheCall - Both Anna and Reinald. Predictably, it doesn't work.
* ShapeShifting - Anna and Reinald, though the latter's rather terrible at it.
* SharpDressedMan - Reinald.
* SirSwearsalot - Anna.
* TheSocialDarwinist - Anna's mindset, more often than not.
* TalkerAndDoer - Reinald and Anna, respectively.
* [[spoiler: TrappedInAnotherWorld - Anna, as a result of fixing the Book.]]
* WillTheyOrWontThey - Oh boy.
* [[spoiler: WorldHealingWave - The effect of Anna's Function on the Book and the Library.]]

!![[http://hyenabonzly.deviantart.com/ HyenaBonzly]]'s Entries
* Character: [[http://hyenabonzly.deviantart.com/art/Craven-Sabbatelli-209239942 Craven]] [[http://hyenabonzly.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-OCT-Page-1-Audition-208928697 Audition]]
* Gift: Function
* Opponent(s): Terri
!!!Tropes:
* AnimateInanimateObject - Craven's jacket, which was accidentally brought to life by Craven's unwitting use of the Function given to him.
* TheFashionista - Played with, as Craven's more interested in designing clothes than wearing them.

!![[http://inktress.deviantart.com/ inktress]]'s Entries
* Character: [[http://inktress.deviantart.com/art/Hazel-Maddon-TBOS-Character-209140109 Hazel Maddon]] [[http://inktress.deviantart.com/art/A-Sacred-Key-TBOS-OCT-209140770 Audition]]
* Gift: Construct
* Opponent(s): Sara Landwere and Marx Santos
!!!Tropes:
* MuseAbuse - The last guy Hazel dated imprisoned her for 3 years when she told him the truth, partly so he couldn't get art block when she was close.
* TheMuse - Hazel is one of these, though in her world, muses are also errand boys and girls for the gods.

!![[http://jared-hai.deviantart.com/ Jared-hai]]'s Entries
* Characters: [[http://jared-hai.deviantart.com/art/Nair-and-Pura-207468261 Nair and Pura]] [[http://jared-hai.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-audition-207997039 Audition]]
* Gift: Page
* Opponent(s): Antagonist, James Engelhart, Jackal and Hyde, Campren.
!!!Tropes:
* BerserkButton - Although Nair isn't really a fighter, seeing other people harmed because of her, or seeing Pura threatened sends her into a rage, although she lacks the strength to use it to any effect.
* ShyBlueHairedGirl - Pura.
* BreakTheCutie - Kidnapped and almost sacrificed, trying to save worlds only to see them wholly destroyed, almost killed, attacked by a dragon and hunted down by a increasingly powerful villain. It couldn't get worse, could it? Sure can.
* DesignatedHero - Inverted, Nair likes to make it known that she and Pura are the heroes of the story, whether she believes anyone is watching her or not. '"We're the heroes." She told herself out loud. "We're going to face whatever we must. Even if one of us is asleep right now..."'
* DramaticStutter - Something that Pura suffers heavily from, most often when talking to strangers, or when she is without Nair.
* ElementalEmbodiment - Nair and Pura as embodiments of clouds and streams respectively.
* EyesOfGold - Nair. Common among her kind, uncommon on the rest of her world.
* FragileSpeedster - As much as you'd expect from an Air elemental in a child's body, she is very quick, but very weak. The same can be said for Pura, to a small extent.
* HoldingHands - Nair and Pura do this quite often.
* HoYay - See end of round 3, and round 4.
* MakingASplash - Pura's varied albeit limited abilities as a Stream Elemental.
* NatureHero - They're Elementals.
* NoBiologicalSex - Water and Air based Elementals take female forms, but do not reproduce, as they are incarnations tied to the planet, not separate life forms. This results in a lack of cultural taboo in otherwise homosexual relationships, and also more emphasis on emotions and feelings over desires and procreation.
* TrueCompanions - This is emphasized throughout the story for the pair.
* UnusualEars - A trait of their kind, Nair's ears are clustered with feathers, whereas Pura's ears are completely replaced with webbed growths.

!![[http://jotyler.deviantart.com/ JoTyler]]'s Entries
* Characters: [[http://jotyler.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Alexandra-Hutton-Ref-199294624 Alexandra Hutton]] [[http://jotyler.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-AUD-P1-204634734 Audition]]
* Gift: None
* Opponent(s): Paige
!!!Tropes:
* DoesNotLikeShoes - Alex never wears shoes whenever that's unnecessary. Otherwise, her pick would be sandals.
* ThatWasNotADream - Alex's reaction when she realizes she's in the Book for real.
* WritersBlock - Alex was hit hard with this during the audition and assumed the appearance of the Book was just a hallucination of her inner-self journey.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair - Alex has lime green hair, though it's noted that she dyes her hair with different colors frequently.

!![[http://khyansaria.deviantart.com/ Khyansaria]]'s Entries
* Character: [[http://khyansaria.deviantart.com/art/Dmitri-Ellisand-TBOS-Audition-205319278 Dmitri Ellisand]] [[http://khyansaria.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Audition-page-1-207599233 Audition]]
* Gift: Function
* Opponent(s): Reinald Todorov and Anna Smith
!!!Tropes:
* AllAPartOfTheJob - How he feels about dealing with people such as Miss SirSwearsALot and CorruptCorporateExecutive up there.
* BadassBookworm - at home and in places other than the book, he is this. Prefers to be someone who MinoredInAsskicking though.
* BrokenBird - after being captured in enemy territory, Dmitri was tortured for a long time, eventually breaking down and forging his own escape in a violent mess.
* InspectorJavert - He definitely could become this, and is this at home.
* LawfulGood - In-universe.
* MyCountryRightOrWrong
* TheStoic

!![[http://kingspikearcher.deviantart.com/ kingspikearcher]]'s Entries
* Characters: [[http://kingspikearcher.deviantart.com/art/Garner-209277381 Sir Garner Kelheim]] and [[http://kingspikearcher.deviantart.com/art/Jerek-209403441 Lord Jerek Serevi]] [[http://kingspikearcher.deviantart.com/art/Audition-The-Book-Of-Stories-209276971 Audition]]
* Gift: Construct
* Opponent(s): Agatha
!!!Tropes:
* LawfulGood - In-universe, Garner.
* MagicKnight - Jerek.

!![[http://lancertan.deviantart.com/ LancerTan]]'s Entries
* Character: [[http://lancertan.deviantart.com/art/Cossette-Reference-Sheet-209402048 Cossette]] [[http://lancertan.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Audition-Part-1-209396357 Audition]]
* Gift: Construct
* Opponent(s): [=GrimGrin=]
!!!Tropes:
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny
* PowerIncontinence - Cossette's powers are subject to her mental whims, which are involuntary for the most part.
* PsychicPowers - Cossette's powers involve being covered in a invisible shield buffer whose strength is dependent on how unfocused she is and [[MindRape forcing her way into other people's minds]] and [[TheVirus gradually turning them similar to herself]].

!![[http://lastprotocol.deviantart.com/ LastProtocol]]'s Entries
* Character: [[http://lastprotocol.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-DRA-Character-Reference-208788990 Doctor Amelia]] [[http://lastprotocol.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Prolog-208789849 Audition]]
* Gift: Construct
* Opponent(s): James Englehart
!!!Tropes:
* LiteralMinded
* MadScientist - Amelia's a heroic example of this.
* RobotBuddy - Her robotic cat, E.M.I.L.

!![[http://madican.deviantart.com/ Madican]]'s Entries
* Character: [[http://madican.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-OCT-Regis-Picture-197624223 Regis, King of Heroes]] [[http://madican.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-OCT-Entry-Story-197623926 Audition]]
* Gift: Construct
* Opponent(s): Sparrow and Valentine
!!!Tropes:
* JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope - Regis once started as a hero, but gradually after living several lifetimes of failures where his story is repeated in some cycle, he pretty much went into full villain mode.
* WellIntentionedExtremist - Somewhat justified in Regis' case, where all he ever got for his heroism was pain and suffering and a continuous cycle at that.

!![[http://metalsliver.deviantart.com/ MeTaLSliVeR]]'s Entries
* Character: [[http://metalsliver.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Reference-Paige-205767287 Paige]] [[http://metalsliver.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Audition-Pg-1-205767716 Audition]]
* Gift: Function
* Opponent(s): Alexandra Hutton
!!!Tropes:
* BulletProofVest - Exagerrated as Paige has a bulletproof ''overcoat''.
* HyperAwareness - Paige is pretty much like Sherlock Holmes when it comes to deductive reasoning.
* PrivateDetective

!![[http://mpark6288.deviantart.com/ mpark6288]]'s Entries
* Character: [[http://mpark6288.deviantart.com/art/Marcus-Full-209306485 Marcus Claudius]] [[http://mpark6288.deviantart.com/art/TBoS-Character-Sheet-209306210 Sabinus Aquila]][[http://mpark6288.deviantart.com/art/TBoS-Audition-Part-1-209305217 Audition]]
* Gift: Page
* Opponent(s): Andromeda (Round 1), Sinclair (Round 2)
!!!Tropes:
* GrapplingHookPistol: The Tribune comes with a grappling hook option.
* ImprobableAimingSkills: Which he can use quite effectively.
* RevolversAreJustBetter: Marcus uses a three-chambered steam-operated pistol called the Tribune.
* SteamPunk: The world Marcus comes from is this meets AncientRome.
* TheGunslinger
* TheSnarkKnight
* TheQueensLatin

!![[http://oreramar.deviantart.com/ Oreramar]]'s Entries
* Character: [[http://oreramar.deviantart.com/art/Book-of-Stories-OC-sheet-198039336 Jaya Ferox]] [[http://oreramar.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Intro-1-207099298 Audition]]
* Gift: Page
* Opponent(s): Alan
!!!Tropes:
* ActionGirl
* AnimalMotifs - Jaya's motif is a hawk, corresponding to her mask.
* BladeOnAStick / SimpleStaff
* FullBodyDisguise
* TheHunter

!![[http://pandyras-paradox.deviantart.com/ pandyras-paradox]]'s Entries
* Character: [[http://pandyras-paradox.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Hero-Knives-209356311 Knives]] [[http://pandyras-paradox.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Introduction-Story-209334885 Audition]]
* Gift: Construct
* Opponent(s): Daniel
!!!Tropes:
* GenreSavvy
* HeroicBuild
* JackOfAllStats - Knives has been known to handle a variety of jobs from cooking to music, though subverted when she specializes in fighting for the most part.
* LadyInRed - Subverted in that she's not really sexualized or into sex, for that matter.
* LotusEaterMachine - She gets temporarily trapped in one of these during Round 1.

!![[http://ratscout.deviantart.com/ ratscout]]'s Entries
* Character: [[http://ratscout.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Qwerty-Character-Sheet-197833625 Qwerty Finklewater]] [[http://ratscout.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-OCT-Try-Out-197834822 Audition]]
* Gift: Page
* Opponent(s): Eulalia, Bobu and Ricco
!!!Tropes:
* AxCrazy - His weapon of choice is magical clothing.
* CreepyChild / EnfantTerrible
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone - Although not a full HeelFaceTurn, he expresses deep remorse for killing a girl's father.
* TheFashionista - He makes his own outfits.
* TroublingUnchildlikeBehaviour - Justified in Qwerty's harsh childhood.

!![[http://raxion.deviantart.com/ Raxion]]'s Entries
* Character: [[http://raxion.deviantart.com/art/Mirasis-Xathra-TBOS-Ref-Sheet-197659154 Mirasis Xathra]] [[http://raxion.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Audition-1-Raxion-203815055 Audition]]
* Gift: None
* Opponent(s): Flume and Smarmadine
!!!Tropes:
* ChronicHeroSyndrome - Mirasis has a really strong sense of justice.
* LightIsGood - Lightbenders like Mirasis are essentially powered up by sunlight, enhancing their abilities.
* WeakenedByTheLight - Inverted for Mirasis, as she's weakened by lack of sunlight if she doesn't get exposed enough to it.

!![[http://robot-geisha.deviantart.com/ Robot-Geisha]]'s Entries
* Character: [[http://robot-geisha.deviantart.com/art/Character-Reference-The-Guard-209302665 The Guard]] [[http://robot-geisha.deviantart.com/art/Birth-of-the-Guard-209301703 Audition]]
* Gift: Function
* Opponent(s): Princess Antigone, Swiftsure, and Aella Hunter
!!!Tropes:
* CityGuards - The Guard started out as one of these.
* InstantAIJustAddWater - The Guard, while human, still fits this trope to a T.
* RidiculouslyAverageGuy - The Guard is the female version of this.

!![[http://rosemarri.deviantart.com/ Rosemarri]]'s Entries
* Character: [[http://rosemarri.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-OCT-Daniel-Char-Sheet-200151257 Daniel]] [[http://rosemarri.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Audition-200152910 Audition]]
* Gift: Construct
* Opponent(s): Knives
!!!Tropes:
* ChildSoldiers - Daniel began his training at the age of 5.
* TrainingFromHell

!![[http://saffylailo.deviantart.com/ SaffyLailo]]'s Entries
* Character: [[http://saffylailo.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-BIO-201562189 Sian]] [[http://saffylailo.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Audition-The-End-201563636 Audition]]
* Gift: Page
* Opponent(s): Bobu and Ricco
!!!Tropes:
* ActionGirl
* CoolSword - Her sword Water can generate icicles out of its blade during times of great duress and only after she's stabbed someone with it.
* {{Ranger}} - Her specialty is dealing with realized fairy tales and legends.

!![[http://second-person-point.deviantart.com/ Second-Person-Point]]'s Entries
* Characters: [[http://second-person-point.deviantart.com/art/Ref-Ophelia-and-August-209395477 Ophelia and August]] [[http://second-person-point.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-0-209398173 Audition]]
* Gift: Construct/Page
* Opponent(s): Sinclair
!!!Tropes:
* HotGypsyWoman - Ophelia probably qualifies.
* LoveAtFirstSight
* SlapSlapKiss - A bit less emphasis on the slapping part, though.
* TheTramp - August.

!![[http://sephirothsflamedwing.deviantart.com/ SephirothsFlamedWing]]'s Entries
* Characters: [[http://sephirothsflamedwing.deviantart.com/art/Adante-s-Character-Sheet-201613857 Adante]] and [[http://sephirothsflamedwing.deviantart.com/art/Vin-s-Character-Sheet-201617062 Vin]] [[http://sephirothsflamedwing.deviantart.com/ Audition]]
* Gift: Construct
* Opponent(s): Moira and Pippin
!!!Tropes:
* BadassNormal - Adante and Vin live in a world where magick is normal, and everyone is capable of using it to some degree. They are both considered below average in its use. [[BottledHeroicResolve This does not hinder them very much.]]
* BeneathTheMask - Adante keeps himself pretty well together, but [[spoiler: in times of stress he's NotSoStoic. Has bouts of HeroicBSOD ]] when pushed too far.
* BerserkButton- For Adante, any intrusion into his mind by magic. It will cause him to enter HeroicSafeMode of the TranquilFury kind, and he will [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill not stop until the threat stops moving.]] He regards mind-readers as the ultimate threat if they do so without consent, and will feel nothing but rage and the will to annihilate said threat if he is the target.
* BlueBlood - Adante's father was a first generation noble, being given the rank for valor in war. Adante is the first ''born'' noble of his family.
* BoisterousBruiser - Vin, to the point of sometimes being TheBerserker. Obviously, his main strategy is to AttackAttackAttack Nevermind his own injuries.
* DarkAndTroubledPast - This is partly the result of growing up in a world that does not recognize Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and being forced through something that is essentially MindRape. Also, his parents died and [[spoiler: he's left with the [[RedRightHand taint]] of [[BlackMagic dark magick]] that causes him a lot of problems.]] He has recurring {{FlashbackNightmare}}s.
* DeceasedParentsAreTheBest - Both of Adante's parents were assassinated.
* [[DefrostingTheIceQueen Defrosting The Ice King]] - [[LoveIsAWeakness Assuming]] the woman could get that far. He’s a pretty straight-played male BrokenBird who doesn't trust easily and avoids love like the plague. (He could be considered TroubledButCute, but he’s not really a bad boy, so it’s not an exact fit.)
* DesignatedParents - If put in charge of a younger group, though Adante and Vin would probably frown on being such. Vin especially is a FriendToAllChildren.
* FascinatingEyebrow- Adante has a habit of lifting an eyebrow, especially towards Vin.
* GentlemanSnarker - Adante has an exceedingly dry wit.
* HandsomeLech - Vin's considered this by many women in his hometown, but he's really a ChivalrousPervert.
* InternalizedCategorism - Vin has internalized many of the stigmas placed on him, seeing himself as fundamentally inferior. He deals with this by putting up a front of indifference and [[{{Determinator}} striving to prove himself despite his stigmas]] as being the best of the best.
* ItsAllMyFault - Adante has a borderline GuiltComplex, borderline only in that he only blames himself if he was actually ''involved.''
* KnightInSourArmor - Adante’s more logical and intellectual than Vin, but he also more cynical.
* LadykillerInLove- Vin is truly in love with Merai. So, despite his flirtatiousness, he would never seriously consider another woman. This has not stopped her from dumping him for his flirtatiousness with other women.
* MilitaryAcademy - Adante and Vin entered together and graduated in the same year, even though Vin is a year older.
* NiceGuy - for all his flaws, Vin's a pretty nice guy. But [[BewareTheNiceOnes don't]] think you can treat him any way you want to.
* ObfuscatingStupidity - Vin's not book-smart, and he and pretty much everyone else knows that. He doesn't care too much about learning the ''facts''. But Vin is actually nowhere near as dumb as he sometimes acts.
* OfficerAndAGentleman - Played mostly straight, though Adante subverts this in some ways. He cusses, not heavily but on occasion. He will be CombatPragmatist when the situation calls for it. Of course, if his opponent will fight fair, then he’d be all too willing to [[LetsFightLikeGentlemen fight like a gentleman]] as he has a distaste for [[TryingToCatchMeFightingDirty fighting dirty]], but he knows when not allow honor to overshadow something more important.
* PluckyComicRelief - In reality, Vin’s more of a SadClown who puts on a [[StepfordSmiler brave face]] to cope with his insecurities.
* PoisonousFriend - Adante can become this (although it's not worshipful.) He'd do the DirtyBusiness to spare his friends from having to. If he's [[WhatTheHellHero called out on it]] he'll tell them and himself IDidWhatIHadToDo, though he may internally ask himself MyGodWhatHaveIDone.
* RaisedByNatives - As Vin is obviously of [[FantasticRacism foreign]] ancestry in a country where some consider his particular ethnicity, Satevidan, to be bad, it is possible his [[ParentalAbandonment parents left him]] because they believed that it would [[GiveHimANormalLife spare him from living as a foreigner]]. If so, it was ill thought-out plan, perhaps due to CultureClash, as in Isbetean culture, being a Whitecrest (a person with no family history and therfore no family crest) is almost as bad as being a foreigner. Even as an adult, he still has people who look down on him for his ancestry.
* RedOniBlueOni - Vin being red and Adante being blue.
* ScarfOfAsskicking - Vin has one of these, befitting of his berserker-like tactics. It was given to him by his on-and-off girlfriend, Merai.
* ShellShockedVeteran - Adante's father, and Adante to a lesser extent. Adante always wanted to [[TurnOutLikeHisFather be like his dad]] and it seems to be happening.
* SugarAndIcePersonality - He’s not quite ''shy'', but tends not to talk too much unless he feels it’s necessary, because he feels he comes across as socially awkward.
* TeamDad - Adante, when placed as a protector of a younger group, becomes this with strong PapaWolf tendencies.
* TeamMom - Vin is a male version, though it's more of a BigBrotherInstinct than a PapaWolf one.
* TheQuietOne - is more what Adante is. Ocassionally, though, BewareTheQuietOnes.
* TheSpock- Logic and reason are paramount ideals for Adante. He's a great believer in TheNeedsOfTheMany and WhatIsOneMansLifeInComparison, even (especially) if it’s his own life.
* TheStoic - Stoicism is Adante's ideal of what he wants to be. He would be happiest feeling no emotion at all. Overlaps with being the StoicWoobie for those who know what's really going on in his head.
* TheStrategist - Adante specializes in military logistics and strategy.
* VitriolicBestBuds - Type 2 a la HeterosexualLifePartners.
* WhatYouAreInTheDark - Adante is afraid of himself and what he could become.
* WhiteHairBlackHeart - Adante. "White" hair, in his world, is a symbol of someone who has [[spoiler: been {{Curse}}d by a lingering taint of [[BlackMagic dark magic]], making them either an EvilSorcerer or a DoomMagnet]]. Vin ignores this fact and treats him no differently than he would anyone else, which is one reason Adante considers him his best friend.)
* WouldntHitAGirl - As a Knight and a man, it is Vin's personal creed never to harm a lady. Not to say he wouldn’t subdue or defend himself against a woman, but he’d try to do it by [[MartialPacifist other, non-harmful]] methods, in a rare aversion of his method fighting by relentless attacking.
* YouAreACreditToYourRace - This kind of thinking makes Vin [[BerserkButton very angry]] as he considers himself a SelfMadeMan.

!![[http://setsune-hoshiko.deviantart.com/ Setsune-Hoshiko]]'s Entries
* Character: [[http://setsune-hoshiko.deviantart.com/art/TBOSOCT-Character-Profile-209154401 LIA]] [[http://setsune-hoshiko.deviantart.com/art/TBOSOCT-Audition-209154555 Audition]]
* Gift: None
* Opponent(s): Hyde and Jackal
!!!Tropes:
* ArtificialHuman
* SherlockScan - LIA is programmed to do this trope when it comes to people, being made to be a therapist after all.
* WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove - LIA just wants to know what drives humans.

!![[http://servantofsheval.deviantart.com/ ServantofSHEVAL]]'s Entries
* Character: [[http://servantofsheval.deviantart.com/art/Book-of-Stories-OCT-Telique-203065318 Telique Calenarien]] [[http://servantofsheval.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Prologue-1-2-209393706 Audition]]
* Gift: Construct
* Opponent(s): Nadia vonTrapp and Aldech Shaw
!!!Tropes:
* DoesNotLikeShoes
* NonhumanHumanoidHybrid - Telique is half-elven, half-demon.

!![[http://shadowschnauzer.deviantart.com/ ShadowSchnauzer]]'s Entries
* Characters: [[http://shadowschnauzer.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Character-References-203007906 Errant and Damzel]] [[http://shadowschnauzer.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Errant-Damzel-Audition-203008445 Audition]]
* Gift: None
* Opponent(s): Irial
!!!Tropes:
* MeaningfulName - Justified with Errant and Damzel, since they were personifications of the Book's archetypes to begin with.

!![[http://silverdreamdancer.deviantart.com/ silverdreamdancer]]'s Entries
* Character: [[http://silverdreamdancer.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-OCT-Antagonist-Biography-201857518 Antagonist]] [[http://silverdreamdancer.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-OCT-Antagonist-Audition-201858522 Audition]]
* Gift: None
* Opponent(s): Nair and Pura
!!!Tropes:
* GreenEyedMonster - Antagonist is jealous because he's not exactly real like the mortals who entered the Book of Stories and very much bound to it.
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy - Not surprising, since he was born from the Book of Stories after all.

!![[http://silvervistani.deviantart.com/ SilverVistani]]'s Entries
* Character: [[http://silvervistani.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Character-Sheet-Kali-209356646 Kali]] [[http://silvervistani.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Audition-Story-Kali-209358105 Audition]]
* Gift: Function
* Opponent(s): Lyric
!!!Tropes:
* HotWitch
* SinisterScythe - Or sickle in this case.

!![[http://skysongma.deviantart.com/ SkysongMA]]'s Entries
* Characters: [[http://skysongma.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Reference-Pics-209106707 Damon and Cathal]][[http://skysongma.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Audition-1-209232394 Audition]]
* Gift: Construct
* Opponent(s): Frederik
!!!Tropes:
* AbsentMindedProfessor - Cathal has spades of this.
* VitriolicBestBuds
* WillTheyOrWontThey - The audition is chockful of this.

!![[http://spaceflight-wyvern.deviantart.com/ Spaceflight-Wyvern]]'s Entries
* Characters: [[http://spaceflight-wyvern.deviantart.com/art/Rupert-Reference-207247571 Rupert]] and [[http://spaceflight-wyvern.deviantart.com/art/Luka-Reference-207247352 Luka]][[http://spaceflight-wyvern.deviantart.com/art/One-Hell-of-a-Letdown-TBOS-207624796 Audition]]
* Gift: Function
* Opponent(s): Deborah (Deb) Grierson
!!!Tropes:
* NotSoDifferent - Luka noted early on that her curiosity rivals that of a goblin like Rupert, which is probably why she tolerates him.
* OurGoblinsAreDifferent - Rupert's kind seems to lean towards the more magical kind, though they're not as proficient with it as mages or wizards.
* PlantPerson - Luka's a [[MixAndMatchCritters Plant Deer Giraffe thing]].
* ThePrankster - Rupert all the way.
* TheStoryteller - Luka is into collecting stories.

!![[http://splitcat.deviantart.com/ Splitcat]]'s Entries
* Character: [[http://splitcat.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Enter-Azreal-209161408 Azrael]][[http://http://splitcat.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Enter-Azreal-Part-1-205968627 Audition]]
* Gift: Function
* Opponent(s): Dahnnae Marfinn and Bechen K’vette
!!!Tropes:
* GogglesDoNothing / GogglesDoSomethingUnusual - Azrael's goggles were a gift from a friend, which she treasures for the memory. They get an upgrade during the audition where Mudd enhances them with the Function of Descry.
* MixAndMatchCritters - Azrael is a manticore.
* TertiarySexualCharacteristics - Physically imposing features aside, Azrael having a pseudo-male organ makes it all the more confusing.

!![[http://star-seal.deviantart.com/ Star-Seal]]'s Entries
* Character: [[http://star-seal.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Flume-209287956 Flume]] and [[http://star-seal.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Smarmadine-209288346 Smarmadine]][[http://star-seal.deviantart.com/art/Breach-part-1-202101095 Audition]]
* Gift: Page (Lost)
* Opponent(s): Mirasis Xartha
!!!Tropes:
* CrankyNeighbor - Smarmadine may as well be this to Flume. To be fair, all his kind are naturally this due to being made up of two incompatible creatures.
* HumanoidAliens - Flume
* LivingShadow - Smarmadine.
* PerpetualFrowner - Smarmadine's natural state.
* SourSupporter - As much as Smarmadine hates a lot of things, he hates Flume a lot less, and has a sense of loyalty towards her.
* YouAreNumberSix - Flume's other name is 2.4.6.1.4.

!![[http://supernova8041.deviantart.com/ supernova8041]]'s Entries
* Characters: [[http://supernova8041.deviantart.com/art/Sara-209211583 Sara Landwere]] [[http://supernova8041.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Personality-Profile-209036011 and]] [[http://supernova8041.deviantart.com/art/Marx-209211783 Marx Santos]][[http://supernova8041.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Audition-Story-209037367 Audition]]
* Gift: Function
* Opponent(s): Hazel Maddon
!!!Tropes:
* {{Bookworm}} - Sara.
* DumbBlonde - Averted with Sara and her love for books.
* GoodWithNumbers - Marx.
* InvisibleToNormals - Sara and Marx can see spirits and other creatures normally hidden from view.

!![[http://t-finbo.deviantart.com/ T-Finbo]]'s Entries
* Character: [[http://t-finbo.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Character-Sheet-Lautz-204395164 Sir Gerhart Lautz]] [[http://t-finbo.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Audition-Lautz-205103456 Audition]]
* Gift: Page
* Opponent(s): Tishni and Zevran
!!!Tropes:
* LivingShadow - Lautz is forced to become this in order to stay alive.
* RebelPrince - Lautz has shades of this, visiting the lower classes despite his status or perhaps because of it.
* ShelteredAristocrat- Lautz is the snobby type.

!![[http://teamkillerbenaru.deviantart.com/ teamkillerbenaru]]'s Entries
* Character: [[http://teamkillerbenaru.deviantart.com/art/Lyric-Reference-Sheet-209384860 Lyric]] [[http://teamkillerbenaru.deviantart.com/art/Lyric-the-Bard-206447388 (no last name given)]] [[http://teamkillerbenaru.deviantart.com/art/Lyric-The-Beginning-209385285 Audition]]
* Gift: Function
* Opponent(s): Kali
!!!Tropes:
* BrownNote - The Song. It possesses poor Lyric and makes him relive his worst day repeatedly in an attempt to [[TragicDream get a physical form]].
* GroundhogDayLoop - Played for Drama, when Lyric was trapped in one for 20 years due to an [[BrownNote ancient music sheet]] that he uncovered.

!![[http://tg-garfieldo.deviantart.com/ TG-Garfieldo]]'s Entries
* Character: [[http://tg-garfieldo.deviantart.com/art/Campren-209329484 Campren McMillin aka Charley Campbell]] [[http://tg-garfieldo.deviantart.com/art/Campren-Audition-Outline-209329384 Audition]]
* Gift: Function
* Opponent(s): Geoffrey Pierce
!!!Tropes:
* CrusadingWidower - Although the 'crusading' part is debatable.
* DarkAndTroubledPast - Very much so.
* DeusAngstMachina - His {{backstory}} is so improbably tragic, even Campren himself wonders if the [[CosmicPlaything universe wants him to be miserable.]]
* DumbBlonde
* LovableCoward
* SueDonym - "Camp--bell. Charley Campbell."

!![[http://tirrih.deviantart.com/ Tirrih]]'s Entries
* Character: [[http://tirrih.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-profile-209125809 Frederik]] [[http://tirrih.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-audition-1-209122965 Audition]]
* Gift: Function
* Opponent(s): Damon and Cathal
!!!Tropes:
* ConsummateLiar
* ObfuscatingStupidity - Fred does this to avoid getting too much into trouble, as people in his society don't take kindly to intelligent zombies.
* OurZombiesAreDifferent - Type M. In Fred's case, zombies start out as a mild version of Type V, mindless, harmless and easy to please. But upon intake of salt, they temporarily turn into Type R, minus the memories of their previous lives.

!![[http://tofiman.deviantart.com/ Tofiman]]'s Entries
* Character: [[http://tofiman.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Character-Ref-Agatha-204579582 Agatha]] [[http://tofiman.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Audition-Agatha-Update-204580073 Audition]]
* Gift: Function
* Opponent(s): Sir Garner Kelheim and Lord Jerek Serevi
!!!Tropes:
* OurBansheesAreLouder
* ProperLady - Agatha tries to be this.

!![[http://topios.deviantart.com/ topios]]'s Entries
* Character: [[http://topios.deviantart.com/art/GrimGrin-reference-sheet-205306596 GrimGrin]] [[http://topios.deviantart.com/art/GrimGrin-TBoS-audition-part-1-203439823 Audition]]
* Gift: Page
* Opponent(s): Cossette
!!!Tropes:
* AFormYouAreComfortableWith - Subverted as [=GrimGrin=] will always be missing a lower jaw or another body part regardless of his form, which tends to make people feel uncomfortable and maybe even afraid.
* EmotionEater - [=GrimGrin=] (as well as his kin) pretty much sustains himself on people's fears, but it's not as detrimental or noticeable to the victim as most examples.
* NoBiologicalSex - [=GrimGrin=] identifies to being male himself most of the time. Gender isn't important anyway due to [[BizarreAlienReproduction the way his kin reproduce]].
* NeverLearnedToRead - [=GrimGrin=] can't read or write, which makes him getting a page of the Book rather ironic.
* RaymanianLimbs - [=GrimGrin=]'s default form has this going on.
* RunningGag - A creator example. This is the second time someone has forfeited against Topios in the first round of an [=OCT=] (first time was during Project Minotaur).
* ShapeshifterDefaultForm - Being Type B, [=GrimGrin=]'s default form is a Shetland pony-sized canine.
* TheComicallySerious
* VoluntaryShapeshifting

!![[http://tweedandtea.deviantart.com/ tweedandtea]]'s Entries
* Character: [[http://tweedandtea.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Audition-Geoffrey-Pierce-200993417 Geoffrey Pierce]] [[http://tweedandtea.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Audition-The-Professor-201113482 Audition]]
* Gift: None
* Opponent(s): Campren [=McMillin=] aka Charley Campbell
!!!Tropes:
* BerserkButton - Never touch Geoffrey's violin.
* CargoShip - Unconsciously invoked with Geoffrey and his violin.
* MinoredInAssKicking - Geoffrey used to be a Squadron Leader (and AcePilot) in the Royal Air Force and is currently a history professor.
* [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld Really Five Thousand Years Old]]
* StiffUpperLip - Isn't all that phased with the weird stuff going on and generally acts pretty calm about it. Just don't mess with the violin.
* TimeAbyss - Is pretty damn old and remembers nearly all of it (just not what happened before he woke up in the desert).
* TheStoryteller - The entire reason Mudd tried to recruit him anyways.


!![[http://umi-no-tenshi.deviantart.com/ Umi-No-Tenshi]]'s Entries
* Character: [[http://umi-no-tenshi.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-OCT-Audition-OC-Profile-205847229 Eulalia]] [[http://umi-no-tenshi.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-OCT-Audition-Eulalia-205834513 Audition]]
* Gift: Construct
* Opponent(s): Qwerty Finklewater
!!!Tropes:
* GoodSamaritan - Eulalia shows shades of this when she finds an injured enemy soldier who's only a teenager and removes his identification tags so she could get him medical attention without rousing suspicion.
* WiseBeyondTheirYears

!![[http://variablenature.deviantart.com/ variablenature]]'s Entries
* Characters: [[http://variablenature.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Reference-Jack-Garsto-209350803 Jack Garsto]] and [[http://variablenature.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Ref-Jennifer-Enburg-209352106 Jennifer Enburg]] [[http://variablenature.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-OCT-Audition-209350128 Audition]]
* Gift: None
* Opponent(s): The Nameless Musician
!!!Tropes:
* TheAlcoholic - Jennifer is a recovering alcoholic when she first enters the book, and during the second round [[spoiler: it seems as though she will fall off the wagon after the fight at the very end]]
* CastFromHitPoints - Jack's powers can exhaust him if used too much.
* CastingAShadow - Jennifer's powers.
* DarkIsNotEvil - Despite the darkness-based powers, Jennifer's an overall good, if not heroic person.
* JumpedAtTheCall - Jennifer was initially excited to be like the superheroes she always admired from comic books.
* MrFixit - Jack is excellent with vehicles and, to an extent, other machines.
* NoodleIncident - According to WordOfGod, something happened on May 19th that the two of them agreed to forget and never speak of. All that is known is that a large amount of alcohol was involved, and Jennifer's husband eventually got back together with her after he found out.
* SuperHero - Jack and Jennifer.
* TheRedMage - Jack is this when it comes to elemental powers.
* TheDitz - Jack is a bit of this, being a bit gullible now and then.
* WordOfGay - Jack is bisexual, but in a long-term relationship (although whether the relationship is with a man or a woman is unknown, even to his creator).

!![[http://waradmiral.deviantart.com/ WarAdmiral]]'s Entries
* Character: [[http://waradmiral.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Irial-Reference-208072048 Irial]] [[http://waradmiral.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Irial-Audition-Pg-1-208076540 Audition]]
* Gift: Function
* Opponent(s): Errant and Damzel
!!!Tropes:
* RuleOfCool - As the artist said herself in the first part of the audition:
--> ''"A Gypsy Vanner horse would, in reality, have no business being in Ireland in 1740, but I couldn't help myself."''

!![[http://xxxtalithaxxx.deviantart.com/ XxXTalithaxXxX]]'s Entries
* Character: [[http://xxxtalithaxxx.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Tatiana-Character-Sheet-207053071 Tatiana]] and [[http://xxxtalithaxxx.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Vespera-Character-Sheet-207270268 Vespera]] [[http://xxxtalithaxxx.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Introduction-207053888 Audition]]
* Gift: Page
* Opponent(s): Satoshi “Reyes” Ando and Long Ai “Aurelia” Lien (Round [[http://xxxtalithaxxx.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Chapter-One-220098820]]), Paige (Round [[http://xxxtalithaxxx.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Chapter-Two-256683429]]), Jaya Ferox (Round 3, eliminated)
!!!Tropes:
* {{Depower}}: Vespera; possibly inverted with Tatiana, although she's still wary of using her powers in conjunction with those of the book.
* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen: Vespera.
* TheFairFolk
* TheWomanWearingTheQueenlyMask: Tatiana.

!!Other Notable Auditioners/Spectators

* [[http://akeudi.deviantart.com/ Akeudi]] Character: [[http://akeudi.deviantart.com/art/Henry-s-profile-and-story-209256423 Henry]] [[http://akeudi.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-audition-pt1-209256615 Audition]]
* [[http://apple-autumn.deviantart.com/ Apple-Autumn]] Characters: [[http://apple-autumn.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Reference-Sheet-209312763Princess Samara Esther Eve Daem-Alain, Crown Princess of Alenia and Prince Kaze Minarai, Prince of Alenia]] [[http://apple-autumn.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Audition-209365970 Audition]]
* [[http://artistryindeath.deviantart.com/ ArtistryInDeath]] Character: [[http://artistryindeath.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-OCT-Chara-sheet-D-and-J-201306688 Jereah and Daggerhand]] [[http://artistryindeath.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-OCT-Intro-story-D-a-J-201656929 Audition]]
* [[http://bootymcboots.deviantart.com/ BootyMcBoots]] Character: [[http://bootymcboots.deviantart.com/art/Reference-Mr-Brown-205283446 Mr. Brown]] [[http://bootymcboots.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Auditon-title-later-209372233 Audition]]
* [[http://brettdagirl.deviantart.com/ Brettdagirl]] Character: [[http://brettdagirl.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Ref-Mardyn-209295834 Mardyn]] [[http://brettdagirl.deviantart.com/art/Mardyn-TBOSaud-pg1-209403966 Audition]]
* [[http://caqwet.deviantart.com/ CaQwet]] Character: [[http://caqwet.deviantart.com/art/Tbos-Ygsthrall-refrence-203914762 Ygsthrall]] [[http://caqwet.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Ygsthrall-intro-209431261 Audition]]
* [[http://chefhalfnote.deviantart.com/ chefhalfnote]] Characters: Justin Waters, Skooter, and Serge
* [[http://codylycan.deviantart.com/ CodyLycan]] Character: [[http://codylycan.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-OCT-Entry-Luca-209303843 Luca]] [[http://codylycan.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-OCT-Intro-209307769 Audition]]
* [[http://danio13.deviantart.com/ danio13]] Character: [[http://danio13.deviantart.com/art/Galixia-s-Profile-for-TBOS-209397231 Galixia]] [[http://danio13.deviantart.com/art/Audition-Story-for-TBOS-209397707 Audition]]
* [[http://drinkteaordie.deviantart.com/ DrinkTeaOrDie]] Character: [[http://drinkteaordie.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-OCT-Character-Sheet-207250602 Até and Squiggy]] [[http://drinkteaordie.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-OCT-Audition-207249488 Audition]]
* [[http://enigmatic-me.deviantart.com/ enigmatic-me]] Character: [[http://enigmatic-me.deviantart.com/art/Alder-the-demon-205316380 Alder]] [[http://enigmatic-me.deviantart.com/journal/40041448/ Audition]]
* [[http://faceinthenight.deviantart.com/ FaceInTheNight]] Character: [[http://faceinthenight.deviantart.com/art/Anna-Claw-209391313 Anna Claw]] [[http://faceinthenight.deviantart.com/art/The-beginning-209391899 Audition]]
* [[http://fairiegirl101.deviantart.com/ Fairiegirl101]] Characters: [[http://fairiegirl101.deviantart.com/art/Character-Ref-for-TBOS-198283938 Jake Summers, Adin Winters, Aaron Spinner, and Thom Winder]] [[http://fairiegirl101.deviantart.com/art/The-Book-Of-Stories-Audition-198285631 Audition]]
* [[http://fuzennotenshi.deviantart.com/ FuzennoTenshi]] Character: [[http://fuzennotenshi.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Character-Referance-Sheet-203633528 Nisreen]] [[http://fuzennotenshi.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Audition-Nisreen-203640609 Audition]]
* [[http://gameboycolor47.deviantart.com/ gameboycolor47]] Character: [[http://gameboycolor47.deviantart.com/art/Aiden-x-Ellixandria-ref-sheet-209381872 Aiden Viscard and Ellixandria Isis]] [[http://gameboycolor47.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-OCT-Audition-209403412 Audition]]
* [[http://greatgrendel.deviantart.com/ GreatGrendel]] Character: [[http://greatgrendel.deviantart.com/art/Character-Ref-Adelai-Drejzoi-202483261 Tokä Adelai Drejzoi]] [[http://greatgrendel.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Audition-Set-1-209386235 Audition]]
* [[http://greypezzola.deviantart.com/ GreyPezzola]] Character: [[http://andreaharper.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Ref-Katy-and-Charlie-209394538 Katy Frost and Charlie]] [[http://greypezzola.deviantart.com/art/The-Book-Of-Stories-Audition-212439828 Audition]]
* [[http://harasstheangel.deviantart.com/ HARASStheAngel]] Character: [[http://harasstheangel.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-OCT-Character-Ref-201401082 Tron]] [[http://harasstheangel.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-OCT-Audition-Tron-205382943 Audition]]
* [[http://hellstorm8000.deviantart.com/ HellStorm8000]] Character: [[http://hellstorm8000.deviantart.com/art/Puppet-Anni-ref-206675673 Puppet Anni]] [[http://hellstorm8000.deviantart.com/art/Anni-TBOS-Audition-206676770 Audition]]
* [[http://hotaruofkonoha.deviantart.com/ HotaruofKonoha]] Character: [[http://hotaruofkonoha.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Reference-Megumi-Tadashi-209396467 Megumi Tadashi]] [[http://hotaruofkonoha.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Audition-Illusion-209208217 Audition]]
* [[http://jakenova.deviantart.com/ JakeNova]] Character: [[http://jakenova.deviantart.com/art/LC-Emily-Cannon-173944796 Emily Cannon/Luna Crescent]]
* [[http://kallicalico.deviantart.com/ Kallicalico]] Characters: [[http://kallicalico.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-OCT-Adelice-and-Arakiel-179045759 Adelice and Arakiel]] [[http://kallicalico.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Audition-Page-1-209400242 Audition]]
* [[http://kalyn-palak.deviantart.com/ Kalyn-Palak]] Character: [[http://kalyn-palak.deviantart.com/art/Iria-Reference-The-Fake-OCT-141374662 Iria]] [[http://kalyn-palak.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Beginn-209403184 Audition]]
* [[http://kapulia.deviantart.com/ Kapulia]] Characters: Lisabeth and Blue
* [[http://koalaquincy.deviantart.com/ KoalaQuincy]] Character: [[http://koalaquincy.deviantart.com/art/OCT-Nina-Florez-209283426 Nina Florez]] [[http://koalaquincy.deviantart.com/art/OCT-Introduction-209283785 Audition]]
* [[http://lady-storykeeper.deviantart.com/ lady-storykeeper]] Characters: [[http://lady-storykeeper.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Cassidy-Character-Ref-207779067 Cassidy]], [[http://lady-storykeeper.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Mr-Smiles-Character-Ref-207779579 Mr. Smiles]], and [[http://lady-storykeeper.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Morpheus-Character-Ref-207780102 Morpheus]] [[http://lady-storykeeper.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Audition-P01-208538396 Audition]]
* [[http://le-gris-harlequin.deviantart.com/ Le-Gris-Harlequin]] Character: [[http://le-gris-harlequin.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Reference-Gear-Steward-209389240 Gear Steward]] [[http://le-gris-harlequin.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Audit-Gear-Steward-Edit-211341290 Audition]]
* [[http://lexy66.deviantart.com/ LeXy66]] Character: [[http://lexy66.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-OCT-Audition-Part-1-209206273 Ochre]] [[http://lexy66.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-OCT-Audtion-Part-2-209206010 Audition]]
* [[http://logan-spartan125.deviantart.com/ Logan-Spartan125]] Character: [[http://logan-spartan125.deviantart.com/art/OC-refrence-sheet-John-Puto-209398816 John Puto]] [[http://logan-spartan125.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-OCT-Entree-John-Puto-209400202 Audition]]
* [[http://lucidifer.deviantart.com/ Lucidifer]] Character: [[http://lucidifer.deviantart.com/art/TBoS-Helena-Dusk-sheet-207672089 Helena Dusk]] [[http://lucidifer.deviantart.com/art/Helena-Dusk-intro-story-207674817 Audition]]
* [[http://make-shift-wings.deviantart.com/ make-shift-wings]] Character: [[http://make-shift-wings.deviantart.com/art/Character-Ref-Clarissa-Faye-209362060 Clarissa Faye]] [[http://make-shift-wings.deviantart.com/art/OCT-Audition-Clarissa-Faye-209362479 Audition]]
* [[http://megaphoenix3000.deviantart.com/ megaphoenix3000]] Character: [[http://megaphoenix3000.deviantart.com/art/Kyle-Black-TBOS-OC-204207109 Kyle Black]] [[http://megaphoenix3000.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Audition-Kyle-Black-204231640 Audition]]
* [[http://pikachugirl11.deviantart.com/ PikachuGirl11]] Character: [[http://pikachugirl11.deviantart.com/art/Button-s-Biography-207054358Elina Falger (Button/Shorty)]] [[http://pikachugirl11.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Audition-Story-209302242 Audition]]
* [[http://pumpkinapprentice431.deviantart.com/ PumpkinApprentice431]] Characters: [[http://pumpkinapprentice431.deviantart.com/art/Angie-Basic-Info-209399982 Angie]], [[http://pumpkinapprentice431.deviantart.com/art/Crowbar-Basic-Info-209401302 Crowbar]], [[http://pumpkinapprentice431.deviantart.com/art/Raphael-Basic-Info-209402635 Raphael]], and [[http://pumpkinapprentice431.deviantart.com/art/Leah-Cim-Basic-Info-209398316 Leah]] [[http://pumpkinapprentice431.deviantart.com/art/Operation-Stock-the-Toolbox-206797336 Audition]]
* [[http://red-banner.deviantart.com/ Red-banner]] Character: [[http://red-banner.deviantart.com/art/OCT-story-and-character-198852660 Morjen and Audition]]
* [[http://safeer-4.deviantart.com/ Safeer-4]] Character: [[http://safeer-4.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Audition-206282462 Fi]] [[http://safeer-4.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Audition-page-1-209254958 Audition]]
* [[http://sakuraswan.deviantart.com/ SakuraSwan]] Character: [[http://sakuraswan.deviantart.com/art/Shima-TBOS-OCT-OC-208717147 Shima]] and [[http://sakuraswan.deviantart.com/art/Rena-TBOS-OCT-OC-208718146 Rena]] [[http://sakuraswan.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-OCT-Audition-209250241 Audition]]
* [[http://skerpandoodles.deviantart.com/ skerpandoodles]] Character: [[http://skerpandoodles.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-OCT-For-Ref-Sheet-209374299 For]] [[http://skerpandoodles.deviantart.com/art/For-Audition-page-1-209375655 Audition]]
* [[http://soltree.deviantart.com/ soltree]] and [[http://ikidori.deviantart.com/ Ikidori]] Characters: [[http://soltree.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-The-Etoranje-Twins-206566504 The Etoranje Twins, Yuria and Elisa]] [[http://soltree.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Tryout-Story-for-The-Twin-206567277 Audition]]
* [[http://teal-and-coral.deviantart.com/ Teal-and-Coral]] Character: [[http://teal-and-coral.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-OCT-Entry-209288465 Ave and Axis]] [[http://teal-and-coral.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-OCT-Entry-Story-209383318 Audition]]
* [[http://ted-the-fish.deviantart.com/ Ted-The-Fish]] Character: [[http://ted-the-fish.deviantart.com/art/contest-entry-character-ref-209247820 Hotaru Fukushuu]] [[http://ted-the-fish.deviantart.com/art/Meeting-Mudd-208236349 Audition]]
* [[http://twistedkunoichi.deviantart.com/ TwistedKunoichi]] Character: [[http://twistedkunoichi.deviantart.com/art/Arriya-Sthlele-209409137 Arriya Sthlele]] [[http://twistedkunoichi.deviantart.com/art/Audition-entry-for-TBOS-OCT-209409558 Audition]]
* [[http://wallofplastick.deviantart.com/ wallofplastick]] Characters: [[http://wallofplastick.deviantart.com/art/Alk-ref-209278699 Alk]] [[http://wallofplastick.deviantart.com/art/Alk-and-Lam-info-page-209280205 and]] [[http://wallofplastick.deviantart.com/art/quot-Lam-ref-quot-209279533 Lam]] [[http://wallofplastick.deviantart.com/art/Book-of-Stories-auition-204271093 Audition]]
* [[http://warewolves.deviantart.com/ Warewolves]] Characters and Audition: [[http://warewolves.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Audittion-202871355 Lonella]] and [[http://warewolves.deviantart.com/art/TBOC-OC-Audittion-No-2-209285369 Demon]]
* [[http://willwork4food.deviantart.com/ willwork4food]] Character: [[http://willwork4food.deviantart.com/art/Princess-Annabelle-Ref-Sheet-197934055 Princess Annabelle]] [[http://willwork4food.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Audition-209331548 Audition]]
* [[http://worstcase-scenario.deviantart.com/ WorstCase-Scenario]] Characters: [[http://worstcase-scenario.deviantart.com/art/WIP-Ref-201943650 Cecil and Lex]] [[http://worstcase-scenario.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Audition-244448293 Audition]]
* [[http://yaoi-lover-4ever.deviantart.com/ Yaoi-lover-4ever]] Character: [[http://yaoi-lover-4ever.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Character-Ref-Danika-207436089Danika Casseopeia Zafren]] [[http://yaoi-lover-4ever.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Audition-Danika-C-207436462 Audition]]
* [[http://yaoiangel36551.deviantart.com/ yaoiangel36551]] Character: [[http://yaoiangel36551.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-OCT-character-sheet-203089986 Jean Claude]] and [[http://modesty.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-for-yaoiangel36551-203074173 Jean Paul]] [[http://yaoiangel36551.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-OCT-audition-story-203090559 Audition]]
* [[http://zabbs.deviantart.com/ zabbs]] Character: [[http://zabbs.deviantart.com/art/Marley-Reference-207139107 Marley]] [[http://zabbs.deviantart.com/art/TBOS-Audition-207139559 Audition]]
[[redirect:WebOriginal/TheBookOfStoriesOCT]]
7th Nov '13 9:10:27 AM XFllo
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* WhiteHairedPrettyBoy - Adante. "White" hair, in his world, is a symbol of someone who has [[spoiler: been {{Curse}}d by a lingering taint of [[BlackMagic dark magick]], making them either an EvilSorcerer or a DoomMagnet]]. Vin ignores this fact and treats him no differently than he would anyone else, which is one reason Adante considers him his best friend.)

to:

* WhiteHairedPrettyBoy WhiteHairBlackHeart - Adante. "White" hair, in his world, is a symbol of someone who has [[spoiler: been {{Curse}}d by a lingering taint of [[BlackMagic dark magick]], magic]], making them either an EvilSorcerer or a DoomMagnet]]. Vin ignores this fact and treats him no differently than he would anyone else, which is one reason Adante considers him his best friend.)
16th Sep '13 3:16:30 AM SeptimusHeap
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* AccidentalMisnaming - Played with in Round 2 with Ygsthrall, whose name is a bit of a mouthful. Ricco repeatedly gets his name wrong - even in writing - Bobu nicknames him Iggy for convenience, and Qwerty calls him Yogi. Only Anna gets his name right, which isn't surprising, considering the possibility of InterspeciesRomance.



* MyNameIsNotDurwood - Played with in Round 2 with Ygsthrall, whose name is a bit of a mouthful. Ricco repeatedly gets his name wrong - even in writing - Bobu nicknames him Iggy for convenience, and Qwerty calls him Yogi. Only Anna gets his name right, which isn't surprising, considering the possibility of InterspeciesRomance.
18th Aug '13 9:37:05 AM MacronNotes
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* WhiteHairedPrettyGirl - Nair.

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* WhiteHairedPrettyGirl - Nair.
27th Jun '13 7:27:25 PM Sheora
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** Cruelly subverted in Round 2. Ricco brings a backpack full of papers and pens, thinking it would somehow help them figure out how to get out of the Book, but it ultimately serves to worsen Bobu and Ricco's situation than either could have anticipated.

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** Cruelly subverted Subverted in Round 2. Ricco brings a backpack full of papers and pens, thinking it would somehow help them figure out how to get out of the Book, but it ultimately serves to worsen Bobu and Ricco's situation than either could have anticipated.
19th May '13 5:24:06 AM SeptimusHeap
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* SelfishGoodSelfishEvil - Reinald is somewhere between Lawful Selfish and Neutral Selfish; Anna is between Neutral Selfish and Selfish Evil.
6th Jan '13 7:41:37 AM SeptimusHeap
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* TheArcher

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* TheArcher
13th Dec '12 7:17:06 AM SeptimusHeap
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10th Nov '12 1:09:51 PM Aiguille
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* CareerKiller - Anna.


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* ProfessionalKiller - Anna.
11th Aug '12 1:13:06 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* ThePlan- The antagonists Bobu and Ricco face so far seem rather fond of doing this.



* XanatosGambit - The antagonists Bobu and Ricco face so far seem rather fond of doing this.
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