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* BatmanGambit: How Lord Recluse keeps his Arachnos Patron's in-line. All four Patrons would stab him in the back the first chance they got, however they also are all ambitious and detest each-other. Their mutual animosity keeps them from working together to stage a coup and each one knows if they tried anything the other three would leap at the chance to be given the opportunity to take that one down while simultaneously scoring brownie-points.
** Scirocco is the only one who tries to make friends with the others to work around this, it does not help much and only really leads to MinionShipping.

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* BatmanGambit: How Lord Recluse keeps his Arachnos Patron's in-line. All four Patrons would stab him in the back the first chance they got, however they also are all ambitious and mostly detest each-other. Their mutual animosity keeps them from working together to stage a coup and each one knows if they tried anything the other three would leap at the chance to be given the opportunity to take that one down while simultaneously scoring brownie-points.
** Scirocco is the only one who tries to make friends with the others to work around this, it does not help much but Captain Mako and only really leads Black Scorpion aren't having it. He's on amicable terms with Ghost Widow, but her situation leaves her unable to MinionShipping.work against Arachnos' interests.



* BizarroUniverse: Praetoria, where all the heroes are evil and all the villains are good.

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* BizarroUniverse: Praetoria, where all the heroes are evil and all the villains are good.good (or dead).



** The unfinished Issue 24 was going to change that further, with new story arcs where various Praetorian characters change sides. [[spoiler:Marauder and Mother Mayhem were going to join a new heroic group, while Resistance leader Calvin Scott and Praetorian Penelope Yin were going to join the side of villainy. Even Tyrant, Statesman's counterpart and the apparent BigBad of the setting, turned out to be a WellIntentionedExtremist, and was planned to have a full HeelFaceTurn and HeroicSacrifice in Issue 28. In fact, this is the story of "Statesman" in ''Master X Master'' - [[https://masterxmaster.gamepedia.com/Statesman it's actually Tyrant in his costume]].]]

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** The unfinished Issue 24 was going to change that further, with new story arcs where various Praetorian characters change sides. [[spoiler:Marauder Marauder and Mother Mayhem (or the person whose body Mother Mayhem was using) were going to join a new heroic group, while Resistance leader Calvin Scott and Praetorian Penelope Yin were going to join the side of villainy. Even Tyrant, Statesman's counterpart and the apparent BigBad of the setting, turned out to be a WellIntentionedExtremist, and was planned to have a full HeelFaceTurn and HeroicSacrifice in Issue 28. In fact, Except for the sacrifice, this is the story of "Statesman" was actually used for Statesman in ''Master X Master'' - [[https://masterxmaster.gamepedia.com/Statesman it's actually Tyrant in his costume]].]]



* CombiningMecha: The Malta Group's Hercules Titans, which can combine into a Zeus Titan. (Hercules Titans are Lieutenant-class enemies, Zeus Titans are boss-class)

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* CombiningMecha: The Malta Group's Hercules Titans, which can combine into a Zeus Titan. (Hercules Titans are Lieutenant-class enemies, Zeus Titans are boss-class)Boss-class)



* EmoteAnimation

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* EmoteAnimationEmoteAnimation: loads of them. Some you had to buy from the store.



* EnemyChatter

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* EnemyChatterEnemyChatter: Usually at specific scripted points rather than random, though.



* FightingAShadow: The "shadows" are actually a ''basic boss'' for the Nemesis faction - being the MagnificentBastard that their titular leader is, his {{Power Armor}}s have a very advanced AI that can work on it's own. "Fake Nemeses" are, as one might guess, spare suits that have been activated to serve as field commanders/doppelgangers.

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* FightingAShadow: The "shadows" are actually a ''basic boss'' for the Nemesis faction - being the MagnificentBastard that their titular leader is, his {{Power Armor}}s have a very advanced AI that can work on it's its own. "Fake Nemeses" are, as one might guess, spare suits that have been activated to serve as field commanders/doppelgangers.



*** The Coming Storm was revealed as a new enemy race called The Battalion, for whom the Shivans were merely advance scouts. The Battalion was going to appear in person in a story arc spanning issues 25 through 28. [[WhatCouldHaveBeen Then NCSoft shut the game down while Issue 24 was still in Beta....]]

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*** The Coming Storm was revealed as a new enemy race called The Battalion, for whom the Shivans were merely advance scouts. The Battalion was finally going to appear in person in a story arc spanning issues 25 through 28. [[WhatCouldHaveBeen Then NCSoft shut the game down while Issue 24 was still in Beta....]]



* GreyAndGreyMorality: [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans The Loyalists]] versus [[TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized The Resistance]] in [[MirrorUniverse Praetoria]]. To put it another way, would you rather defend a society where free thought is abolished and civil rights barely exist... or would you rather destroy the last remnants of civilized society in the name of "freedom?" Tyranny or Anarchy, take your pick! (And no, you don't get a [[TakeAThirdOption third option.]]) A character from either side can become a hero or villain, depending on your specific choices during game play.

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* GreyAndGreyMorality: [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans The Loyalists]] versus [[TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized The Resistance]] in [[MirrorUniverse Praetoria]]. To put it another way, would you rather defend a society where free thought is abolished and civil rights barely exist... or would you rather destroy the last remnants of civilized society in the name of "freedom?" "freedom"? Tyranny or Anarchy, take your pick! (And no, you don't get a [[TakeAThirdOption third option.]]) A character from either side can become a hero or villain, depending on your specific choices during game play.



* LightningBruiser: Most Tanker/Scrapper/Brutes (Archetypes with high Defense and offense) with the Speed travel power. "Most" being the key term, as some of the Defensive powersets had powers that could slow the player down or even immobilize them in exchange for higher defensive stats (most notably Stone Armor, which had two powers that reduced the player's speed and removed the ability to jump when active). In-canon example would be Cap'n Mako, but in-game almost every high-level Boss could run faster than any non-superspeed Player Character and of course had higher damage output abilities.

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* LightningBruiser: LightningBruiser:
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Most Tanker/Scrapper/Brutes (Archetypes with high Defense and offense) with the Speed travel power. "Most" being the key term, as some of the Defensive powersets had powers that could slow the player down or even immobilize them in exchange for higher defensive stats (most notably Stone Armor, which had two powers that reduced the player's speed and removed the ability to jump when active). active).
** On the other side of the coin, some defensive powers actually made you faster (notably Electric Armor's Lightning Reflexes and Super Reflexes' Quickness, both of which improved movement speed and power recharge rates), making them the powersets of choice for a "fighting speedster" concept.
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In-canon example would be Cap'n Mako, but in-game almost every high-level Boss could run faster than any non-superspeed Player Character and of course had higher damage output abilities.
1st Apr '18 8:36:04 AM DarkStorm
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*** Though some of the lore pages also talk about other countries, the UN, the Internet, and even ''eBay'' as still functional, so it's unlikely that civilization is gone outside of Paragon City.



** Statesman is basically a fusion of Franchise/{{Superman}} and ComicBook/CaptainAmerica, though his origin has a little [[ComicBook/{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel]].

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** Statesman is basically a fusion of Franchise/{{Superman}} and ComicBook/CaptainAmerica, though his origin has a little [[ComicBook/{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel]].Marvel]] (in that he gets his powers from Zeus).



* BatmanGambit: How Lord Recluse keeps his Arachnos Patron's in-line. All four Patrons would stab him in the back the first chance they got, however they also are all ambitious and detest each-other. Their mutual animosity keeps them from working together to stage a coupe and each one knows if they tried anything the other three would leap at the chance to be given the opportunity to take that one down while simultaneously scoring brownie-points.

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* BatmanGambit: How Lord Recluse keeps his Arachnos Patron's in-line. All four Patrons would stab him in the back the first chance they got, however they also are all ambitious and detest each-other. Their mutual animosity keeps them from working together to stage a coupe coup and each one knows if they tried anything the other three would leap at the chance to be given the opportunity to take that one down while simultaneously scoring brownie-points.



** The unfinished Issue 24 was going to change that further, with new story arcs where various Praetorian characters change sides. [[spoiler:Marauder and Mother Mayhem were going to join a new heroic group, while Resistance leader Calvin Scott and Praetorian Penelope Yin were going to join the side of villainy. Even Tyrant, Statesman's counterpart and the apparent BigBad of the setting, turned out to be a WellIntentionedExtremist, and was planned to have a full HeelFaceTurn and HeroicSacrifice in Issue 28.]]
* BlackCloak: The Circle of Thorns.
** Not any more; their robes show a lot more of their figure now.
* BlownAcrossTheRoom: True to its superhero comic origins, gun attacks have a chance of sending the target flying backwards.

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** The unfinished Issue 24 was going to change that further, with new story arcs where various Praetorian characters change sides. [[spoiler:Marauder and Mother Mayhem were going to join a new heroic group, while Resistance leader Calvin Scott and Praetorian Penelope Yin were going to join the side of villainy. Even Tyrant, Statesman's counterpart and the apparent BigBad of the setting, turned out to be a WellIntentionedExtremist, and was planned to have a full HeelFaceTurn and HeroicSacrifice in Issue 28. In fact, this is the story of "Statesman" in ''Master X Master'' - [[https://masterxmaster.gamepedia.com/Statesman it's actually Tyrant in his costume]].]]
* BlackCloak: The Circle of Thorns.
** Not any more;
Thorns's original costumes. Less so after their robes show a lot more of their figure now.
redesign.
* BlownAcrossTheRoom: True to its superhero comic origins, certain gun attacks have a chance of sending the target flying backwards.



** The villain side of the game seems notably lacking in any concrete villainy.

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** The villain side of the game seems notably lacking in any concrete villainy.villainy, other than bank robbery. Most of the time you're still facing off against other villains.



* TheChosenMany: In addition to the whole "Destined One" thing, there's the issue of "Incarnates", characters with a fragment of divine power. At first, it appears that Statesman and Lord Recluse are the only Incarnates. Then, it turned out several other characters (such as Sstheno and Trapdoor) can claim Incarnate powers. As of Issue 19, player characters have begun using Incarnate powers, drawing upon the Well of the Furies.

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* TheChosenMany: In addition to the whole "Destined One" thing, there's the issue of "Incarnates", characters with a fragment of divine power. At first, it appears that Statesman and Lord Recluse are the only Incarnates. Then, it turned out several other characters (such as Sstheno Sstheno, Trapdoor, and Trapdoor) Hero 1) can claim Incarnate powers. As of Issue 19, player characters have begun using Incarnate powers, drawing upon the Well of the Furies.



* CombiningMecha: The Malta Group's Hercules Titans.
** The Malta Group's giant Kronos Titan looks like a scaled up Zeus Titan (the combination of two Hercules Titans), but it is never revealed in-game whether the Kronos Titan is the result of the merger of some unnamed scaled-up Hercules Titan.

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* CombiningMecha: The Malta Group's Hercules Titans.
Titans, which can combine into a Zeus Titan. (Hercules Titans are Lieutenant-class enemies, Zeus Titans are boss-class)
** The Malta Group's giant Kronos Titan looks like a scaled up Zeus Titan (the combination of two Hercules Titans), Titan, but it is never revealed in-game whether the Kronos Titan is the result of the merger of some unnamed scaled-up Hercules Titan.



* DegradedBoss: Especially in some of the Incarnate arcs, where you fight characters who in earlier storylines were Arch-Villains or Heroes, downgraded to mere Elite Bosses.

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* DegradedBoss: Especially in some of the Incarnate arcs, where you fight characters who in earlier storylines were Arch-Villains or Heroes, downgraded to mere Elite Bosses. In this case, it's to simulate your growing power rather than the other character getting weaker.



** As of Going Rogue, you can now have Good (or at least [[AntiHero Anti-Heroic]]) masterminds from Pretoria, or [[HeelFaceTurn evil masterminds turned good]].

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** As of Going Rogue, you can now could have Good (or at least [[AntiHero Anti-Heroic]]) masterminds from Pretoria, or [[HeelFaceTurn evil masterminds turned good]].good]].
** And as of City of Heroes: Freedom, you could create Heroic Masterminds from the get-go.



* GameBreaker: Incarnate abilities are this in-universe, especially the fully-developed, not-controlled-by-the-Well version. Players will (likely) never get the full extent shown in one future flashback mission where Archvillains (the toughest regular foes in the game) are defeated with laughable ease.

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* GameBreaker: Incarnate abilities are this in-universe, especially the fully-developed, not-controlled-by-the-Well version. Players will (likely) never get the full extent shown in one future flashback mission where Archvillains (the toughest regular foes in the game) are defeated with laughable ease.



* ImpossiblyLowNeckline

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* ImpossiblyLowNecklineImpossiblyLowNeckline: Many of the female costumes are like this.



* LightningBruiser: Most Tanker/Scrapper/Brutes (Archetypes with high Defense and offense) with the Speed travel power. "Most" being the key term, as some of the Defensive powersets had powers that could slow the player down or even immobilize them in exchange for higher defensive stats. In-canon example would be Cap'n Mako, but in-game almost every high-level Boss could run faster than any non-superspeed Player Character and of course had higher damage output abilities.

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* LightningBruiser: Most Tanker/Scrapper/Brutes (Archetypes with high Defense and offense) with the Speed travel power. "Most" being the key term, as some of the Defensive powersets had powers that could slow the player down or even immobilize them in exchange for higher defensive stats.stats (most notably Stone Armor, which had two powers that reduced the player's speed and removed the ability to jump when active). In-canon example would be Cap'n Mako, but in-game almost every high-level Boss could run faster than any non-superspeed Player Character and of course had higher damage output abilities.



*** Then we find out, after "Mother" is finally forced out and destroyed, that [[spoiler:Aurora is ''not'' Scott's wife, and he apparently fixated on her during treatment]].

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*** Then we find out, after "Mother" is finally forced out and destroyed, that [[spoiler:Aurora is ''not'' Scott's wife, just his therapist, and he apparently fixated on her during treatment]].



** Also, Mastermind villain [=PCs=] can have mecha-mooks of their own, with the Robots power set.

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** Also, Mastermind villain [=PCs=] can have mecha-mooks of their own, with the Robots Robotics power set.



** Incarnate Lore powers added more mecha-mooks to summon, including Praetorian Clockworks, Praetorian Warworks, Nemesis War Hulks, IDF Battle Orbs, Longbow Cataphracts, and Robotic Drones.



* MirrorUniverse: Praetorian Earth... sort of.
* MisplacedADecimalPoint: In the early days, the smoke bomb in the /devices powerset reduced foes' perception to zero, allowing /devices blasters to kill foes with impunity. This turned out to be due to a misplaced decimal in the magnitude of the debuff, and was subsequently corrected.

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* MirrorUniverse: Praetorian Earth... sort of.
of. (Originally played straight, but then subverted into GreyAndGreyMorality by the Going Rogue update)
* MisplacedADecimalPoint: In the early days, the smoke bomb Smoke Bomb power in the /devices Devices powerset reduced foes' perception to zero, allowing /devices blasters Devices Blasters to kill foes with impunity. This turned out to be due to a misplaced decimal in the magnitude of the debuff, and was subsequently corrected.



* NewsTravelsFast: Even ''backwards in time''.

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* NewsTravelsFast: Even ''backwards in time''. (To explain: random civilians would sometimes comment on a mission you recently completed, even if you're nowhere near the place you completed it. Even if you went to Cimerora, which existed thousands of years in the past, random passerby would still chatter about that bank you just robbed)



* ProductPlacement: The "Optional In-Game Advertising" has thus far advertised Nike and T-Mobile products.

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* ProductPlacement: The "Optional In-Game Advertising" has thus far advertised Nike and T-Mobile products.products before being discontinued.



* RewardingInactivity: As an AntiPoopSocking measure, logging off -- and staying logged off -- in certain locations will grant your character a temporary power. The longer he is logged off, the better the power.

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* RewardingInactivity: As an AntiPoopSocking measure, logging off -- and staying logged off -- in certain locations will grant your character a temporary power. The longer he is logged off, the longer the power lasts (or the more charges the power has, for active powers). If you stay logged off in an area for 10 days (cumulative, not all at once), you get a Day Job badge and the power you get while logging off is improved. There's also combinations of Day Job badges that give even better powers. On top of all that, being logged off will also increase the power.amount of Patrol XP you earn.



* RunningGag: In the mission to rescue [[ShoutOut Dr. Stephen Fayte]] (who is, we are told, often mistaken for a [[Comicbook/DoctorStrange famous]] [[ComicBook/DoctorFate sorcerer]]), ''everyone'' describes him with [[JediMindTrick exactly the same phrase]]: "merely a gifted surgeon, and nothing more."

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* RunningGag: In the radio mission to rescue [[ShoutOut Dr. Stephen Fayte]] (who is, we are told, often mistaken for a [[Comicbook/DoctorStrange famous]] [[ComicBook/DoctorFate sorcerer]]), ''everyone'' describes him with [[JediMindTrick exactly the same phrase]]: "merely a gifted surgeon, and nothing more."



* SquadControls: Masterminds, for their pets.

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* SquadControls: Masterminds, for their pets. Incarnate-level characters with Lore summons also got these controls. (Masterminds with Lore summons could command both sets of pets with the same controls. Nothing quite like the feeling of pushing one button and having eight minions ZergRush a single enemy minion...)



* ATasteOfPower: The first mission of the arc to unlock Incarnate Powers has you 'reliving' a scene from the point of view of your PhysicalGod future self. In it, you are completely invulnerable, and get to smack around Arch-Villain enemies like mooks.

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* ATasteOfPower: The first mission of the arc to unlock Incarnate Powers has you 'reliving' a scene from the point of view of your PhysicalGod future self. In it, you are completely invulnerable, and get to smack around Arch-Villain enemies like mooks. (Even if you unlocked and fully powered-up all the available Incarnate powers, however, you never even came close to that level of power)



* TimeTravel
* TimeyWimeyBall

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* TimeTravel
TimeTravel: Most notably anything related to Cimerora, but there's also other time-travel related missions, and anything involving Ouroborous is also explicitly about time travel (including Flashback missions you can take there).
* TimeyWimeyBallTimeyWimeyBall: Or maybe SanDimasTime. It's not really clear how the time travel works.



*** [[spoiler:And for bonus points, Statesman's daughter, who while not a crimefighter is still an influential figure, got offed in Part 4. It's starting to look like "Who ''Won't'' Die?" in the last few segments.]]

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*** [[spoiler:And for bonus points, Statesman's daughter, who who, while not retired as a crimefighter crimefighter, is still an influential figure, got offed in Part 4. It's starting to look like "Who ''Won't'' Die?" in the last few segments.]]



* {{Tuckerization}}: In addition to ShoutOut locations such as Perez Park and Gaiman Woods, a particular example is the first superhero that players encounter in the game, [[http://paragonwiki.com/wiki/Coyote Coyote]].

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* {{Tuckerization}}: In addition to ShoutOut locations such as Perez Park and Gaiman Woods, a particular example is the first superhero that players encounter in the game, old Hero tutorial, [[http://paragonwiki.com/wiki/Coyote Coyote]]. Coyote's moved to a more obscure location in the re-done Galaxy City tutorial.



* UndergroundLevel: The many cave maps; [[ThatOneLevel some are hated]].

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* UndergroundLevel: The many cave maps; [[ThatOneLevel some are hated]].hated, particularly the "layer cake" room where it's difficult to find all the enemies hidden in the four levels of the room]].



* VideogameHistoricalRevisionism

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* VideogameHistoricalRevisionismVideogameHistoricalRevisionism: World War II ''and'' the Roman Empire weren't... exactly as presented here.



** Played straight with the [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans "utopia"]] of [[MirrorUniverse Praetoria]] introduced in [[ExpansionPack ''Going Rogue'']]. [[BigBad Emperor Cole]] rules a "meritocracy" where any and all basic needs are provided free of charge, Clockwork robots handle all manual labor, and Praetorian PD officers on every corner have all but eliminated crime. Which happens thanks to [[spoiler:a [[GovernmentDrugEnforcement drugged water supply]], the psionic {{Seer}}s being literal thought police, the PPD drafting any super-powered individuals, and the SecretPolice under [[SmugSnake Chimera]] having full authority to "disappear" anyone whom they think is a threat to "the peace." Such threats usually wind up as [[PlayingWithSyringes guinea pigs]] for the resident {{Mad Scientist}}s]].

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** Played straight with the [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans "utopia"]] of [[MirrorUniverse Praetoria]] introduced in [[ExpansionPack ''Going Rogue'']]. [[BigBad Emperor Cole]] rules a "meritocracy" where any and all basic needs are provided free of charge, Clockwork robots handle all manual labor, and Praetorian PD officers on every corner have all but eliminated crime. Which happens thanks to [[spoiler:a [[GovernmentDrugEnforcement drugged water supply]], the psionic {{Seer}}s being literal thought police, the PPD drafting any super-powered (or even highly-skilled) individuals, and the SecretPolice under [[SmugSnake Chimera]] having full authority to "disappear" anyone whom they think is a threat to "the peace." Such threats usually wind up as [[PlayingWithSyringes guinea pigs]] for the resident {{Mad Scientist}}s]].



*** And then you learn that even the power-mad supervillain who rules the world is actually just a WellIntentionedExtremist trying to keep control of one city as best he can lest an EldtritchAbomination decide that it wants to destroy humanity after all. Then the fight gets taken to said Abomination.



* YouBreakItYouProfit: Mayhem missions, Villain-side, allow you to get small rewards for blowing up cars and such..

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* YouBreakItYouProfit: Mayhem missions, Villain-side, allow you to get small rewards for blowing up cars and such..such. Blow up enough cars, mailboxes, vault doors, and so on, you could even get [[https://paragonwiki.com/wiki/Force_of_Nature_Badge a Badge]] and [[https://paragonwiki.com/wiki/Villain_Accolade_Powers#Force_of_Nature a new power]]!



* AwesomeButImpractical: The high level "nuke" powers for some. Extremely powerful blast, but leaves you unable to attack again for a goodly while.
* AnAxeToGrind: The Battle Axe power set.

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* AwesomeButImpractical: The high level "nuke" powers for some. Extremely powerful blast, but leaves you unable to attack again for a goodly while.
while. Issue 24 was going to remove the "crash" from such nukes at the cost of some of their power (but still leaving them vastly more powerful than most other attacks), making them practical at last.
* AnAxeToGrind: The Battle Axe power set. An Undead Slaying Axe was also available as a temporary power and the similarly-named Ghost Slaying Axe as a Veteran power.



** Scrappers and gun wielders look particularly impressive when they use this travel, and it can result in Gun Kata.



** DishingOutDirt: Between Stone Melee, Stone Armor, Earth Control, and Earthen Assault, runs the gamut of uses of this one.
** AnIcePerson: Ice Melee, Ice Blast, Icy Assault, Ice Control, Ice Armor, Cold Domination...
** PlayingWithFire: Fire Melee, Fire Blast, Fiery Assault, Fire Control, [[WreathedInFlames Fire Aura, Thermal Radiation]] -- seeing a theme here?

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** DishingOutDirt: Between Stone Melee, Stone Armor, Earth Control, and Earthen Earth Assault, and Earth Mastery, runs the gamut of uses of this one.
** AnIcePerson: Ice Melee, Ice Blast, Icy Assault, Ice Control, Ice Armor, Cold Domination...
Domination... also the Cryonic Judgement Incarnate power.
** PlayingWithFire: Fire Melee, Fire Blast, Fiery Assault, Fire Control, [[WreathedInFlames Fire Aura, Thermal Radiation]] -- seeing a theme here?here? Also the Pyronic Judgement Incarnate power.



** CastingAShadow: Dark Melee, Dark Blast, Dark Armor, Dark Miasma, Dark Control and Dark Assault.

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** CastingAShadow: Dark Melee, Dark Blast, Dark Armor, Dark Miasma, Dark Control and Control, Dark Assault.Assault, and Void Judgement.



* ElementalPunch: Almost every one on the list is in there somewhere.

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* ElementalPunch: Almost every one on the list is in there somewhere. Fiery Melee doesn't use actual punches, however, but instead melee-range blasts and flaming swords.



* GreenThumb: Plant Control.

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* GreenThumb: Plant Control.Control and Nature Affinity.



** Averted with the Malta Gunslinger enemy and the dual pistols used by Thugs Masterminds. The animations for those powersets are just "point and shoot" rather than the fancy twirling.



* HealingFactor: The Regeneration power set, and to a lesser extent the Willpower power set, which has a power that boosts your regeneration more as the number of enemies around you increases.

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* HealingFactor: The HealingFactor:
** This is
Regeneration power set, and set's main gimmick, with most powers either boosting passive health regeneration (in some cases dramatically, like Instant Healing's ''800%'' boost to regeneration) or providing a powerful self-heal.
** To
a lesser extent the Willpower power set, which has a one power (Fast Healing) that highly boosts the base health regeneration of a character, and another power (Rise to the Challenge) that boosts your regeneration still more as the number of enemies around you increases.



** Every [[HeWillRockYou Stone Melee]] attack shakes the camera.

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** Every [[HeWillRockYou Stone Melee]] attack shakes the camera.camera, as do many SuperStrength attacks.



** Preemptive Interface Incarnate powers let you add a chance to drain endurance with ''every single attack'' (ranging from a 25% chance at Tier 1, up to 75% at Tier 4 Radial)



* NoOntologicalInertia: Most pets die if their creator bites it. While it makes total sense for various elemental golems, zombies and summoned demons, it becomes dubious when applied to killer robots, automatic mortars, or thugs and mercenaries.
* NotQuiteFlight: Temporary, buyable, and stealable jetpacks.

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* NoOntologicalInertia: Most pets die if their creator bites it. While it makes total sense for various elemental golems, zombies and summoned demons, it becomes dubious when applied to killer robots, automatic mortars, or thugs and mercenaries.
mercenaries. (This does not apply to most enemies. For example, Killing a Master Illusionist wouldn't kill her Phantasm pet, and killing the Phantasm pet wouldn't kill its Decoy Phantasm pet)
* NotQuiteFlight: Temporary, buyable, and stealable jetpacks. In issue 13, they added more esoteric ridable objects like a RocketBoard and a FlyingCarpet, and Issue 24 was going to add the Void Skiff (a hovering energy disc).



* StoneWall: Fittingly, Granite Armor from the [[HeWillRockYou Stone Armor]] power set turns the player nigh unkillable and nigh harmless.

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* StoneWall: Fittingly, Granite Armor from the [[HeWillRockYou Stone Armor]] power set turns the player nigh unkillable (with huge bonuses to both resistance and defense) and nigh harmless.harmless (with huge penalties to speed, jump height, damage, and recharge time).



* SwissArmyGun: The Assault Rifle power set.

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* SwissArmyGun: The Assault Rifle power set. The gun shot bullets, slugs, shotgun shells, and grenades, and could even act as a flamethrower!
25th Mar '18 6:45:25 AM sslemmons
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* CombatParkour: If you choose the Acrobatic skill for travel, you're pretty much opting into this. It's something of a middle ground between super-speed and super-jumping. With them you can cross a city easily, but Acrobatics proves better for moving around smaller areas and Instances quickly, dodging more easily, making leaps that don't take you 400 feet in the air, hanging off walls, and bouncing between buildings. Plus it's got a lot more animations.
24th Mar '18 7:12:01 PM Tightwire
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* CombatParkour: If you choose the Acrobatic skill for travel, you're pretty much opting into this. It's something of a middle ground between super-speed and super-jumping. With them you can cross a city easily, but Acrobatics proves better for moving around smaller areas and Instances quickly, dodging more easily, making leaps that don't take you 400 feet in the air, hanging off walls, and bouncing between buildings. Plus it's got a lot more animations.
** Scrappers and gun wielders look particularly impressive when they use this travel, and it can result in Gun Kata.
19th Feb '18 1:53:54 AM Cryoclaste
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** The "glowie sound" emitted by inanimate mission objectives is from an episode of the 1970s science fiction show ''{{Space 1999}}'' (though this may be less a deliberate ShoutOut and more a StockSoundEffect, of which the game has plenty).

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** The "glowie sound" emitted by inanimate mission objectives is from an episode of the 1970s science fiction show ''{{Space ''Series/{{Space 1999}}'' (though this may be less a deliberate ShoutOut and more a StockSoundEffect, of which the game has plenty).
3rd Feb '18 12:43:04 PM nombretomado
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Despite the reported profitability of the game and its diehard fanbase, parent company NCSoft closed Paragon Studios and set the game's closure for 3 months after that to use the game's servers to run, variously, ''Videogame/GuildWars2'' and ''VideoGame/{{Wildstar}}'' (the latter of which inherited the servers' IP addresses). Paragon Studios was informed of the decision, which was effective immediately. [[http://na.cityofheroes.com/en/news/news_archive/thank_you.php It was announced]] to the players on August 31st, 2012 that Paragon Studios would be dissolved and that preparations for ''[=CoH's=]'' permanent retirement were already underway. The servers were shut down shortly after midnight Pacific Standard Time on December 1st, 2012.

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Despite the reported profitability of the game and its diehard fanbase, parent company NCSoft Creator/NCSoft closed Paragon Studios and set the game's closure for 3 months after that to use the game's servers to run, variously, ''Videogame/GuildWars2'' and ''VideoGame/{{Wildstar}}'' (the latter of which inherited the servers' IP addresses). Paragon Studios was informed of the decision, which was effective immediately. [[http://na.cityofheroes.com/en/news/news_archive/thank_you.php It was announced]] to the players on August 31st, 2012 that Paragon Studios would be dissolved and that preparations for ''[=CoH's=]'' permanent retirement were already underway. The servers were shut down shortly after midnight Pacific Standard Time on December 1st, 2012.
2nd Jan '18 6:16:35 PM nombretomado
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* {{Feelies}}: Including HeroClix of the signature characters.

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* {{Feelies}}: Including HeroClix TabletopGame/HeroClix of the signature characters.
15th Dec '17 3:24:44 PM Warwolf
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** The fans took the actual saying and ''ran'' with it when the announcement came down that NC Soft was discontinuing the game, fighting till the very end to try to change their minds. Players of the game, Heroes and Villains both, took this to extreme levels as they congregated in Atlas Park, straining the systems so much that the game created ''[[BeyondTheImpossible 33 instances]]'' of the area. Whole the majority of them eventually faded away, the instance called Atlas Park 33, aka AP 33, remained in existence till the game finally went down. AP 33 is still an event remembered with a bittersweet touch by fans and players of the game. It also doubled as both a CMoA and Tear Jerker for the players, characters, and game, and is covered in both sections.

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** The fans took the actual saying and ''ran'' with it when the announcement came down that NC Soft was discontinuing the game, fighting till the very end to try to change their minds. Players of the game, Heroes and Villains both, took this to extreme levels as they congregated in Atlas Park, straining the systems so much that the game created ''[[BeyondTheImpossible 33 instances]]'' of the area. Whole While the majority of them eventually faded away, the instance called Atlas Park 33, aka AP 33, remained in existence due to the vigil held there till the game finally went down. AP 33 is still an event remembered with a bittersweet touch by fans and players of the game. It also doubled as both a CMoA and Tear Jerker for the players, characters, and game, and is covered in both sections.
15th Dec '17 3:23:24 PM Warwolf
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** The fans took the actual saying and ''ran'' with it when the announcement came down that NC Soft was discontinuing the game, fighting till the very end to try to change their minds. Players of the game, Heroes and Villains both, took this to extreme levels as they congregated in Atlas Park, straining the systems so much that the game created ''[[BeyondTheImpossible 33 instances]]'' of the area. Whole the majority of them eventually faded away, the instance called Atlas Park 33, aka AP 33, remained in existence till the game finally went down. AP 33 is still an event remembered with a bittersweet touch by fans and players of the game.

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** The fans took the actual saying and ''ran'' with it when the announcement came down that NC Soft was discontinuing the game, fighting till the very end to try to change their minds. Players of the game, Heroes and Villains both, took this to extreme levels as they congregated in Atlas Park, straining the systems so much that the game created ''[[BeyondTheImpossible 33 instances]]'' of the area. Whole the majority of them eventually faded away, the instance called Atlas Park 33, aka AP 33, remained in existence till the game finally went down. AP 33 is still an event remembered with a bittersweet touch by fans and players of the game. It also doubled as both a CMoA and Tear Jerker for the players, characters, and game, and is covered in both sections.
15th Dec '17 3:21:53 PM Warwolf
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** The fans took the actual saying and ''ran'' with it when the announcement came down that NC Soft was discontinuing the game, fighting till the very end to try to change their minds. Players of the game, heroes and Villains both, took this to extreme levels as they congregated in Atlas Park, straining the systems so much that the game created ''[[BeyondTheImpossible 33 instances]]'' of the area. Whole the majority of them eventually faded away, the instance called Atlas Park 33, aka AP 33, remained in existence till the game finally went down. AP 33 is still an event remembered with a bittersweet touch by fans and players of the game.

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** The fans took the actual saying and ''ran'' with it when the announcement came down that NC Soft was discontinuing the game, fighting till the very end to try to change their minds. Players of the game, heroes Heroes and Villains both, took this to extreme levels as they congregated in Atlas Park, straining the systems so much that the game created ''[[BeyondTheImpossible 33 instances]]'' of the area. Whole the majority of them eventually faded away, the instance called Atlas Park 33, aka AP 33, remained in existence till the game finally went down. AP 33 is still an event remembered with a bittersweet touch by fans and players of the game.
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