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* TheEvilsOfFreeWill: Inverted, Parson wants to take down the power of Fate to away people more free will.

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* TheEvilsOfFreeWill: Inverted, Parson wants to take down the power of Fate to away allow people more free will.
23rd Aug '16 5:12:08 PM Thecommander236
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* TheEvilsOfFreeWill: Inverted, Parson wants to take down the power of Fate to away people more free will.
23rd Aug '16 4:37:52 PM Thecommander236
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** Though this seems to have been broken with [[spoiler: Olive Branch]] who remains youthful and gorgeous after in-universe centuries of betrayal, murder, insanity and outright sociopathy. Which is probably the point. She would look like femme fatale despite all the treachery.

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** Though this seems to have been broken with [[spoiler: Olive [[spoiler:Olive Branch]] who remains youthful and gorgeous after in-universe centuries of betrayal, murder, insanity and outright sociopathy. Which is probably the point. She would look like femme fatale despite all the treachery.



* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler: The attuned Arkenpliers can apparently resurrect ("decrypt") dead units, when before, all anyone could do was reanimate ("uncroak") them as [[TheUndead undead]] units]]. The implications of this power are mind-boggling. The first unit raised this way was [[spoiler: Ansom]].

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* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The attuned Arkenpliers can apparently resurrect ("decrypt") dead units, when before, all anyone could do was reanimate ("uncroak") them as [[TheUndead undead]] units]]. The implications of this power are mind-boggling. The first unit raised this way was [[spoiler: Ansom]].[[spoiler:Ansom]].



* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: [[spoiler: Bea, Queen of Unaroyal, chooses to commit suicide by going through the portal to the Magic Kingdom, thus ending her side and disbanding all her units, rather than fight a futile battle against Gobwin Knob and be Decrypted]].

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* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: [[spoiler: Bea, [[spoiler:Bea, Queen of Unaroyal, chooses to commit suicide by going through the portal to the Magic Kingdom, thus ending her side and disbanding all her units, rather than fight a futile battle against Gobwin Knob and be Decrypted]].



** What Stanley expected Parson to be. [[spoiler: And he comes very close to this in Book 1]].

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** What Stanley expected Parson to be. [[spoiler: And [[spoiler:And he comes very close to this in Book 1]].



** In the Digdoug print comics, King Posbrake has Lady Barstool place a Carnymancy spell on him, rendering it impossible to hit him with ranged attacks for one turn. Though this is intended as a precaution against treachery from Charlescomm, it saves King Posbrake when [[spoiler: his brother, Prince Creen, breaks their alliance and hits Posbrake with a massive arrow volley.]]

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** In the Digdoug print comics, King Posbrake has Lady Barstool place a Carnymancy spell on him, rendering it impossible to hit him with ranged attacks for one turn. Though this is intended as a precaution against treachery from Charlescomm, it saves King Posbrake when [[spoiler: his [[spoiler:his brother, Prince Creen, breaks their alliance and hits Posbrake with a massive arrow volley.]]



** While Jillian is exploring a city they captured, Haffaton is alerted to her presence by a mannequin, animated by Dollamancy and used as a security camera by Wanda. [[spoiler: She can do this with Archons as well, as she relays to Parson in the Book 2 epilogue.]]

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** While Jillian is exploring a city they captured, Haffaton is alerted to her presence by a mannequin, animated by Dollamancy and used as a security camera by Wanda. [[spoiler: She [[spoiler:She can do this with Archons as well, as she relays to Parson in the Book 2 epilogue.]]



* DeaderThanDead: [[spoiler: Bogroll, thanks to being [[KillItWithFire burnt to ash]]]]. According to Wanda, even the attuned Arkenpliers can't restore him. This also applies to any Uncroaked or Decrypted units who are killed, as they turn to dust.

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* DeaderThanDead: [[spoiler: Bogroll, [[spoiler:Bogroll, thanks to being [[KillItWithFire burnt to ash]]]]. According to Wanda, even the attuned Arkenpliers can't restore him. This also applies to any Uncroaked or Decrypted units who are killed, as they turn to dust.



* DeathGlare: [[http://archives.erfworld.com/Book%202/136 Don King's expression]] at his Warlords' rebellion against him is ''scary''. Not helped by the [[spoiler: fact Don may have tried to have gotten Caesar killed already.]]

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* DeathGlare: [[http://archives.erfworld.com/Book%202/136 Don King's expression]] at his Warlords' rebellion against him is ''scary''. Not helped by the [[spoiler: fact [[spoiler:fact Don may have tried to have gotten Caesar killed already.]]



** The line, "We have harvested three Sourmanders we can scarce afford to spare," subtly introduced a mechanic that would later become very important strategically. [[spoiler: It introduced harvesting heavy mounts for rations for upkeep, a mechanic integral to Parson's plan to cross zones off-turn, along with the aforementioned use of heavies on flyers]].

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** The line, "We have harvested three Sourmanders we can scarce afford to spare," subtly introduced a mechanic that would later become very important strategically. [[spoiler: It [[spoiler:It introduced harvesting heavy mounts for rations for upkeep, a mechanic integral to Parson's plan to cross zones off-turn, along with the aforementioned use of heavies on flyers]].



* TheGadfly: Jack Snipe shows signs of being a great one. His treatment of Wanda during [[spoiler: the siege of the Royal Capital]] had a BreakingSpeech feel to it.

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* TheGadfly: Jack Snipe shows signs of being a great one. His treatment of Wanda during [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the siege of the Royal Capital]] had a BreakingSpeech feel to it.



** GambitPileup: The end of Chapter One. Too many {{plan}}s, too many people and too many {{Gambit Roulette}}s for one little mountain. In the end, Parson subverts it by TakingAThirdOption: [[spoiler: "RocksFallEveryoneDies."]]

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** GambitPileup: The end of Chapter One. Too many {{plan}}s, too many people and too many {{Gambit Roulette}}s for one little mountain. In the end, Parson subverts it by TakingAThirdOption: [[spoiler: "RocksFallEveryoneDies.[[spoiler:"RocksFallEveryoneDies."]]



** Linking casters can have some gamebreaking effects as well. Book 1 ended with [[spoiler: Wanda and Sizemore linking to "uncroak" an extinct volcano that wiped out ''everything''. Charlie later arranged for a Turnamancer-based link, and made Stanley's side lose a turn -- a ''very'' big deal in this universe]].

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** Linking casters can have some gamebreaking effects as well. Book 1 ended with [[spoiler: Wanda [[spoiler:Wanda and Sizemore linking to "uncroak" an extinct volcano that wiped out ''everything''. Charlie later arranged for a Turnamancer-based link, and made Stanley's side lose a turn -- a ''very'' big deal in this universe]].



** Parson's game-breaking exploit at the battle of Spacerock actually violates the fundamental physics of Erfworld: [[spoiler: allowing units to move between city zones off-turn through a combination of obscure rule interactions]]. Far from being merely unconventional, this was previously thought utterly ''impossible,'' to the point where people watching the initial stages of the plan initially [[TemptingFate dismissed it as a useless posture]].

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** Parson's game-breaking exploit at the battle of Spacerock actually violates the fundamental physics of Erfworld: [[spoiler: allowing [[spoiler:allowing units to move between city zones off-turn through a combination of obscure rule interactions]]. Far from being merely unconventional, this was previously thought utterly ''impossible,'' to the point where people watching the initial stages of the plan initially [[TemptingFate dismissed it as a useless posture]].



* HeroicBSOD: [[spoiler: Jillian, and then Wanda after Jillian snaps out of it, ''because'' Jillian snapped out of it]].

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* HeroicBSOD: [[spoiler: Jillian, [[spoiler:Jillian, and then Wanda after Jillian snaps out of it, ''because'' Jillian snapped out of it]].



* InItsHourOfNeed: Defied with Don King and Slately. [[spoiler: Slately begs Don to "lend" him the money he needs to designate Tramennis heir and thus keep Slately's side alive if the city falls, but Don's poor fiscal policies in the past cause his leadership to band together and prevent Don from doing so]].

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* InItsHourOfNeed: Defied with Don King and Slately. [[spoiler: Slately [[spoiler:Slately begs Don to "lend" him the money he needs to designate Tramennis heir and thus keep Slately's side alive if the city falls, but Don's poor fiscal policies in the past cause his leadership to band together and prevent Don from doing so]].



** The scary part? [[spoiler: Ansom ''now agrees with Parson.'']]

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** The scary part? [[spoiler: Ansom [[spoiler:Ansom ''now agrees with Parson.'']]



** [[spoiler: Decrypted Ossomer]] attempts this to the Chief Warlord of Faq, but inexperience (plus his lack of conviction for what he's saying) combined with the Warlord having no regard for Royalty one way or the other means he makes a complete mess of it.

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** [[spoiler: Decrypted [[spoiler:Decrypted Ossomer]] attempts this to the Chief Warlord of Faq, but inexperience (plus his lack of conviction for what he's saying) combined with the Warlord having no regard for Royalty one way or the other means he makes a complete mess of it.



* ISurrenderSuckers: Parson pulls this twice, [[spoiler: first to jump Ansom with a veiled Bogroll and second when he plays along with Jetstone's negotiation demands to get his counter attack into position.]]

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* ISurrenderSuckers: Parson pulls this twice, [[spoiler: first [[spoiler:first to jump Ansom with a veiled Bogroll and second when he plays along with Jetstone's negotiation demands to get his counter attack into position.]]



* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler: Bogroll and Misty]]. Interestingly, both subverted the ForgottenFallenFriend trope.

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* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler: Bogroll [[spoiler:Bogroll and Misty]]. Interestingly, both subverted the ForgottenFallenFriend trope.



** After [[spoiler: being Decrypted, Ansom]] offers each opponent a chance to ally rather than be conquered, apparently out of zealous belief that [[spoiler: attunement to an Arkentool represent the true mandate of the Titans]]. To be fair to him, this is also what Parson wants due to the fact they are severely outnumbered without allies. As of the developments at Spacerock, Parson is putting a bigger emphasis on getting help.

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** After [[spoiler: being [[spoiler:being Decrypted, Ansom]] offers each opponent a chance to ally rather than be conquered, apparently out of zealous belief that [[spoiler: attunement [[spoiler:attunement to an Arkentool represent the true mandate of the Titans]]. To be fair to him, this is also what Parson wants due to the fact they are severely outnumbered without allies. As of the developments at Spacerock, Parson is putting a bigger emphasis on getting help.



** Also [[spoiler: Olive Branch]] in Book 0. It's not too surprising [[spoiler:that she is Charlie's daughter.]]

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** Also [[spoiler: Olive [[spoiler:Olive Branch]] in Book 0. It's not too surprising [[spoiler:that she is Charlie's daughter.]]



** Stanley was also one of these in the backstory. [[spoiler: His invasion of Faq would have failed if he hadn't discovered dozens of wild dwagons to tame nearby]]. He takes it as a sign of divine providence. He may be right: Parson suspects that Erfworld cheats in order to force people to think outside the box in order to win.

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** Stanley was also one of these in the backstory. [[spoiler: His [[spoiler:His invasion of Faq would have failed if he hadn't discovered dozens of wild dwagons to tame nearby]]. He takes it as a sign of divine providence. He may be right: Parson suspects that Erfworld cheats in order to force people to think outside the box in order to win.



* MauveShirt: [[spoiler: Misty, Jaclyn, Webinar and Dora]]
* MedievalStasis: Erfworld's magic and culture have remained largely the same since Erfworld's creation thanks to CreativeSterility and various limitations InherentInTheSystem. Those rare people who ''do'' risk threatening the status quo, such as King Posbrake, tend to be accused by the Royals of heresy and end up being quashed by them. A conspiracy in the Magic Kingdom aims to change this by summoning a warlord ''so'' powerful, that said system will collapse under the strain. [[spoiler: Also, Charlie has had some success developing technology with clever use of Thinkamancy links. His capital boasts anti-air artillery among its defenses, and modern guns wielded by his Archons]].

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* MauveShirt: [[spoiler: Misty, [[spoiler:Misty, Jaclyn, Webinar and Dora]]
* MedievalStasis: Erfworld's magic and culture have remained largely the same since Erfworld's creation thanks to CreativeSterility and various limitations InherentInTheSystem. Those rare people who ''do'' risk threatening the status quo, such as King Posbrake, tend to be accused by the Royals of heresy and end up being quashed by them. A conspiracy in the Magic Kingdom aims to change this by summoning a warlord ''so'' powerful, that said system will collapse under the strain. [[spoiler: Also, [[spoiler:Also, Charlie has had some success developing technology with clever use of Thinkamancy links. His capital boasts anti-air artillery among its defenses, and modern guns wielded by his Archons]].



* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Parson speaks to one of the three spellcasters, known as "Misty" before she lost her individuality, that Stanley has mindlinked to monitor the battle, and uses her advice to plan an assault on Ansom. [[spoiler: He later learns that treating linked casters as individuals damages the link and that caster. When Stanley orders the link broken in disgust when the assault fails, Misty dies]].

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Parson speaks to one of the three spellcasters, known as "Misty" before she lost her individuality, that Stanley has mindlinked to monitor the battle, and uses her advice to plan an assault on Ansom. [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:He later learns that treating linked casters as individuals damages the link and that caster. When Stanley orders the link broken in disgust when the assault fails, Misty dies]].



** The Great Minds that Think Alike certainly enjoy ''believing'' that they know everything relevant that goes on in the Magic Kingdom, but they were [[OhCrap not]] prepared for [[spoiler: [[CrazyAwesome Jack]] [[http://archives.erfworld.com/Book%202/151 poking his head out of the portal behind them]].]]

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** The Great Minds that Think Alike certainly enjoy ''believing'' that they know everything relevant that goes on in the Magic Kingdom, but they were [[OhCrap not]] prepared for [[spoiler: [[CrazyAwesome [[spoiler:[[CrazyAwesome Jack]] [[http://archives.erfworld.com/Book%202/151 poking his head out of the portal behind them]].]]



** Lastly, we have the ruler Slately for the Jetstone side. Once the crap hits the fan for Jetstone and Gobwin Knob forces enter the city, Tramennis says, in explicit terms, that Slately is now their single point of failure and their highest priority is ''getting him away from the battle.'' This is then subverted when [[spoiler: Slately decides that Tramennis should be promoted to heir. When that occurs, then Tramennis should flee to the old capital where he will set up a last stand. Slately would stay behind to buy some time. Slately then has his Hat Magician and his Dollamancer make him the best war gear that they could. He then prepared to earn the money he need for his son's promotion by destroying the archons and getting paid by Charlie. If that didn't work, he was going to make a last stand with his men]].

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** Lastly, we have the ruler Slately for the Jetstone side. Once the crap hits the fan for Jetstone and Gobwin Knob forces enter the city, Tramennis says, in explicit terms, that Slately is now their single point of failure and their highest priority is ''getting him away from the battle.'' This is then subverted when [[spoiler: Slately [[spoiler:Slately decides that Tramennis should be promoted to heir. When that occurs, then Tramennis should flee to the old capital where he will set up a last stand. Slately would stay behind to buy some time. Slately then has his Hat Magician and his Dollamancer make him the best war gear that they could. He then prepared to earn the money he need for his son's promotion by destroying the archons and getting paid by Charlie. If that didn't work, he was going to make a last stand with his men]].



** Also, [[http://archives.erfworld.com/Book%201/139 Sizemore]] and the [[spoiler: self-destructing]] Crap Golem - God and Adam, anyone? Inverted as Sizemore is the "Adam".

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** Also, [[http://archives.erfworld.com/Book%201/139 Sizemore]] and the [[spoiler: self-destructing]] [[spoiler:self-destructing]] Crap Golem - God and Adam, anyone? Inverted as Sizemore is the "Adam".



** Sylvia is absolutely assured that the Titans insure her side's inevitable victory. [[http://archives.erfworld.com/Book%202/145 Three]] [[http://archives.erfworld.com/Book%202/147 perfect headshots]] from the archer blocked by utterly improbable coincidence later, and you've got to wonder if she might be onto something... [[spoiler: She is. A carnymancer named Jojo rigged the game in her favor. In a similiar way to a luckamancer, others around her suffer misfortune while she stays safe. It can't protect in every situation, though.]]

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** Sylvia is absolutely assured that the Titans insure her side's inevitable victory. [[http://archives.erfworld.com/Book%202/145 Three]] [[http://archives.erfworld.com/Book%202/147 perfect headshots]] from the archer blocked by utterly improbable coincidence later, and you've got to wonder if she might be onto something... [[spoiler: She [[spoiler:She is. A carnymancer named Jojo rigged the game in her favor. In a similiar way to a luckamancer, others around her suffer misfortune while she stays safe. It can't protect in every situation, though.]]



** Epilogue 8 with Wanda was retconned when a bunch of people pointed out Parson was already told about [[spoiler: Ossomer turning.]] In the original, he was surprised by this for some reason.

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** Epilogue 8 with Wanda was retconned when a bunch of people pointed out Parson was already told about [[spoiler: Ossomer [[spoiler:Ossomer turning.]] In the original, he was surprised by this for some reason.



* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: The rule rather than the exception. Justified by AuthorityEqualsAsskicking being an actual rule of the world. Although generally, once you become a Ruling Royal, you stay in your capital and appoint a different Royal as Chief Warlord while you stay to run the kingdom. There are a number of practical reasons behind this (such as how cities are more efficient if being directly run by the Ruler, and the danger of a Ruler being croaked, which could end the Side). In this regard [[spoiler: Jillian is still exceptional as a Queen who still goes into battle]].

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* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: The rule rather than the exception. Justified by AuthorityEqualsAsskicking being an actual rule of the world. Although generally, once you become a Ruling Royal, you stay in your capital and appoint a different Royal as Chief Warlord while you stay to run the kingdom. There are a number of practical reasons behind this (such as how cities are more efficient if being directly run by the Ruler, and the danger of a Ruler being croaked, which could end the Side). In this regard [[spoiler: Jillian [[spoiler:Jillian is still exceptional as a Queen who still goes into battle]].



** Wanda (a Croakamancer) is leading a horde of Uncroaked against the Coalition forces to the tune of ''Thriller'' while dressed as Michael Jackson. Ansom replies by setting up a dance-fight of his own. What tune can we assume he is dancing to, based on his moves? [[spoiler: The Bee Gees' ''Staying Alive'']].

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** Wanda (a Croakamancer) is leading a horde of Uncroaked against the Coalition forces to the tune of ''Thriller'' while dressed as Michael Jackson. Ansom replies by setting up a dance-fight of his own. What tune can we assume he is dancing to, based on his moves? [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The Bee Gees' ''Staying Alive'']].



** Jack suggests casting the Flash on the enemy hex, so that they can't see anything else in Wanda's hex. Look at the last panel. What are the decrypted archons doing? [[spoiler: They're flashing the enemy]].

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** Jack suggests casting the Flash on the enemy hex, so that they can't see anything else in Wanda's hex. Look at the last panel. What are the decrypted archons doing? [[spoiler: They're [[spoiler:They're flashing the enemy]].



** In a rather dark version of this, the flowers that [[spoiler: Olive Branch]] uses to control everyone are called "hero buds", or, with women, [[FantasticDrug "heroine buds"]][[note]][[DontExplainTheJoke remove the 'e']][[/note]].

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** In a rather dark version of this, the flowers that [[spoiler: Olive [[spoiler:Olive Branch]] uses to control everyone are called "hero buds", or, with women, [[FantasticDrug "heroine buds"]][[note]][[DontExplainTheJoke remove the 'e']][[/note]].



* SummonEverymanHero: Parson. [[spoiler: Also, Judy. And Charlie seems awful savvy about Earth terminology, but he did know Judy long ago]].

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* SummonEverymanHero: Parson. [[spoiler: Also, [[spoiler:Also, Judy. And Charlie seems awful savvy about Earth terminology, but he did know Judy long ago]].



** [[spoiler: "I want you to try and ''uncroak'' the volcano"]].

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** [[spoiler: "I [[spoiler:"I want you to try and ''uncroak'' the volcano"]].



** [[spoiler: Ossomer pulling a HazyFeelTurn. And it was preceded by a fake-out wham episode when Jack fakes his own decapitation via PortalCut]].

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** [[spoiler: Ossomer [[spoiler:Ossomer pulling a HazyFeelTurn. And it was preceded by a fake-out wham episode when Jack fakes his own decapitation via PortalCut]].



** [[spoiler: ''Inner Peace (Through Superior Firepower)'', Episode 66. Not only is Charlie a Carnymancer, but Judy Gale was, in fact, a human from Earth (or at least was summoned to Erfworld via a similar method to Parson), and on top of that, the story's BigBad Olive Branch is ''Charlie's daughter.'']]

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** [[spoiler: ''Inner [[spoiler:''Inner Peace (Through Superior Firepower)'', Episode 66. Not only is Charlie a Carnymancer, but Judy Gale was, in fact, a human from Earth (or at least was summoned to Erfworld via a similar method to Parson), and on top of that, the story's BigBad Olive Branch is ''Charlie's daughter.'']]



** [[spoiler: [[http://archives.erfworld.com/Book%201/157 "I...what am I?" "I don't know. Something new. Something...glorious."]]]]
** [[spoiler: [[http://archives.erfworld.com/Book%202/175 "I don't have a plan!"]]]]
** [[spoiler: [[http://archives.erfworld.com/Book%202/176 "Father. Doubles don't leave a body."]]]]
** [[spoiler: From ''Inner Peace (Through Superior Firepower)'' [[http://archives.erfworld.com/Book%200/66 "...a Carnymancer. you would know him as Charlie"]]]]
** [[spoiler: [[http://archives.erfworld.com/Book%203/112 "Good... grief."]] Revealing Charlie's true identity, as Charlie Brown.]]
** In-universe, Don King is negotiating with a Ruler of an enemy side for a prisoner ransom. Silently observing, Caesar spends the entire conversation mentally admiring how skilled Don is at negotiations and how easily he's manipulating his opposite number. Finally, it comes time to issue their demand, a ransom of ''two million'' Schmuckers, which is, to Don and Caesar's knowledge, the full extent of [[spoiler: Gobwin Knob's]] treasury. The response?
-->'''[[spoiler: Stanley the "Worm"]]''': Fine, draw it up.
** And now [[spoiler: "But I think Charlie might be." by Parson after being asked if he's a Titan.]]

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** [[spoiler: [[http://archives.[[spoiler:[[http://archives.erfworld.com/Book%201/157 "I...what am I?" "I don't know. Something new. Something...glorious."]]]]
** [[spoiler: [[http://archives.[[spoiler:[[http://archives.erfworld.com/Book%202/175 "I don't have a plan!"]]]]
** [[spoiler: [[http://archives.[[spoiler:[[http://archives.erfworld.com/Book%202/176 "Father. Doubles don't leave a body."]]]]
** [[spoiler: From [[spoiler:From ''Inner Peace (Through Superior Firepower)'' [[http://archives.erfworld.com/Book%200/66 "...a Carnymancer. you would know him as Charlie"]]]]
** [[spoiler: [[http://archives.[[spoiler:[[http://archives.erfworld.com/Book%203/112 "Good... grief."]] Revealing Charlie's true identity, as Charlie Brown.]]
** In-universe, Don King is negotiating with a Ruler of an enemy side for a prisoner ransom. Silently observing, Caesar spends the entire conversation mentally admiring how skilled Don is at negotiations and how easily he's manipulating his opposite number. Finally, it comes time to issue their demand, a ransom of ''two million'' Schmuckers, which is, to Don and Caesar's knowledge, the full extent of [[spoiler: Gobwin [[spoiler:Gobwin Knob's]] treasury. The response?
-->'''[[spoiler: Stanley -->'''[[spoiler:Stanley the "Worm"]]''': Fine, draw it up.
** And now [[spoiler: "But [[spoiler:"But I think Charlie might be." by Parson after being asked if he's a Titan.]]



* WhatYouAreInTheDark: [[spoiler: [[http://archives.erfworld.com/Book%202/197 Stanley has a decision to make]]. Will he save Parson not knowing what his plan is, or will he let him die?]]

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* WhatYouAreInTheDark: [[spoiler: [[http://archives.[[spoiler:[[http://archives.erfworld.com/Book%202/197 Stanley has a decision to make]]. Will he save Parson not knowing what his plan is, or will he let him die?]]
17th Aug '16 7:23:25 AM Gitman
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* NonAnswer: Parson has Maggie, Ace, and Sizemore use a caster link to upgrade the tower into a golem. The result is a giant [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moai Maoi]] statue. Parson's StatOVision glasses describe the tower in archetypal words, and when he asks them what it can do, they just tell him it can "be", doing little to explain its practical implications.

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* NonAnswer: Parson has Maggie, Ace, and Sizemore use a caster link to upgrade the tower into a golem. The result is a giant [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moai Maoi]] Moai]] statue. Parson's StatOVision glasses describe the tower in archetypal words, and when he asks them what it can do, they just tell him it can "be", doing little to explain its practical implications.
16th Aug '16 10:57:41 AM pwiegle
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** In book 2, [[spoiler:Wanda gets an upgraded version of this (called Decrypting), which appears to actually bring the unit BackFromTheDead, but loyal to her rather than to the unit's original side]].

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** In book 2, [[spoiler:Wanda gets an upgraded version of this (called Decrypting), which appears to actually bring the unit BackFromTheDead, but loyal to her rather than to the unit's original side]].side. When they get killed again, they turn to dust]].
2nd Aug '16 9:53:59 AM Discar
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** More recently, the line, "We have harvested three Sourmanders we can scarce afford to spare," subtly introduced a mechanic that would later become very important strategically. [[spoiler: It introduced harvesting heavy mounts for rations for upkeep, a mechanic integral to Parson's plan to cross zones off-turn, along with the aforementioned use of heavies on flyers]].

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** More recently, the The line, "We have harvested three Sourmanders we can scarce afford to spare," subtly introduced a mechanic that would later become very important strategically. [[spoiler: It introduced harvesting heavy mounts for rations for upkeep, a mechanic integral to Parson's plan to cross zones off-turn, along with the aforementioned use of heavies on flyers]].



** Book two starts with Parson getting drunk with the casters and trying to see if he can mount a dwagon. They tell him no, since he's probably a heavy unit. He tries and the dwagon slowly falls to the ground, allowing him to land (mostly) uninjured. [[spoiler:This is a crucial part of the plan to take Jetstone's capital by promoting all the hobgobwin's they can to heavy units, allowing them use the gravity mechanic to move from the airspace to the city proper without having to take fall damage when it isn't their turn.]]

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** Book two starts with Parson getting drunk with the casters and trying to see if he can mount a dwagon. They tell him no, since he's probably a heavy unit. He tries and the dwagon slowly falls to the ground, allowing him to land (mostly) uninjured. [[spoiler:This is a crucial part of the plan to take Jetstone's capital by promoting all the hobgobwin's hobgobwins they can to heavy units, allowing them use the gravity mechanic to move from the airspace to the city proper without having to take fall damage when it isn't their turn.]]
17th Jul '16 7:41:40 PM Mecharic
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** And now [[spoiler: "But I think Charlie might be." by Parson after being asked if he's a Titan.]]


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**And now [[spoiler: "But I think Charlie might be." by Parson after being asked if he's a Titan.]]
17th Jul '16 7:34:45 PM Mecharic
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**And now [[spoiler: "But I think Charlie might be." by Parson after being asked if he's a Titan.]]
5th Jul '16 8:44:49 PM Discar
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* OutsideContextVillain: From the perspective of his enemies, at least, Parson fits this trope to a tee for all the same reasons he fits HumansAreCthulhu above. He comes out of nowhere to fight for a side that shouldn't have had any great (or even good) strategists left, and yet consistently invents strategies and tactics that are almost literally unthinkable to any unit popped in context of Erf

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* OutsideContextVillain: OutsideContextProblem: From the perspective of his enemies, at least, Parson fits this trope to a tee for all the same reasons he fits HumansAreCthulhu above. He comes out of nowhere to fight for a side that shouldn't have had any great (or even good) strategists left, and yet consistently invents strategies and tactics that are almost literally unthinkable to any unit popped in context of Erf
21st Jun '16 1:03:02 AM gewunomox
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* FunWithAcronyms: Stanley's elite guard, the [[{{KISS}} Knights In Stanley's Service,]] look just like their namesakes.

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* FunWithAcronyms: Stanley's elite guard, the [[{{KISS}} [[Music/{{KISS}} Knights In Stanley's Service,]] look just like their namesakes.
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