->''Ami's eyebrows shot up as everyone kept staring at her with bated breath. "What?" she asked into the silence, crossing her arms in front of her chest defensively.''\\
''"Aren't- Aren't you going to convince them by revealing your grotesque and horrifying true form now?" Snyder asked, a hint of disappointment quivering in his voice.''\\
''The three goblin heads peering around the door frame nodded. "Yes. Is traditional."''\\
''Ami blinked at the expectant expressions surrounding her, then closed her mouth with an audible snap. She turned her head and threw a pleading look at the Reaper, who just snickered at her predicament. "But I'm human! I really look like this!"''

''[[https://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/threads/dungeon-keeper-ami-sailor-moon-dungeon-keeper-story-only-thread.30066/ Dungeon Keeper Ami]]'' is a fanfiction written by Pusakuronu. It begins with [[Anime/SailorMoon Ami Mizuno]] being transported to the world of ''VideoGame/DungeonKeeper'', and forced to become a Keeper herself. It's better than it sounds, don't you worry. Since Anime Addventure is now defunct, the chapters are now hosted at the forum [[https://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/threads/dungeon-keeper-ami-sailor-moon-dungeon-keeper-story-only-thread.30066/ Sufficient Velocity]].

The crossover uses anime continuity of ''Anime/SailorMoon'', only applying bits from other continuities if absolutely necessary. It also acknowledges the events of the first ''VideoGame/DungeonKeeper'' game.


The story proper can be divided into several main arcs that are largely self-contained, plot-wise, but which connect the larger, overarching story.

Plot summary (and spoilers) follow:


[[folder: Arc I, the Malleus and Arachne Arc]]
Comprises Ami's initial awakening and subsequent journey into the surface world, the battle with Arachne at the Capitol, and the Enlistment of Jered, Cathy, and Snyder. Concluded with Ami's victory over Malleus, her retreat to his dungeon, and Baron Leopold seizing her starter dungeon...

"[[https://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/posts/6355661/ Dungeon Keeper Ami]]" to "[[https://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/threads/dungeon-keeper-ami-sailor-moon-dungeon-keeper-story-only-thread.30066/page-2#post-6355693 Some Resolutions]]" (about 105 thousand words)

[[folder: Arc II, the Duel Arc]]
Continues with Ami's efforts to find a way back to her home dimension, unfortunately this involves meeting with the Light. While her first encounter with the BigGood of the series is rather painless, it angers the [[GodOfEvil Dark Gods]] and sets her up for a Duel with the Horned Reaper. The Remainder of the Arc comprises her attempting to find a way around the ultimatum, which results in her [[spoiler:recruiting Jadeite]]. And then her preparations for the final confrontation...

Introduces the sub-plots for [[spoiler:Ami and Jadeite's relationship]] and Ami's preparations for the expedition to the Avatar Islands.

"[[https://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/threads/dungeon-keeper-ami-sailor-moon-dungeon-keeper-story-only-thread.30066/page-2#post-6355694 Oh, Gods!]]" to "[[https://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/threads/dungeon-keeper-ami-sailor-moon-dungeon-keeper-story-only-thread.30066/page-3#post-6355718 The Duel]]" (about 125 thousand words)

[[folder: Arc III, the Voyage Arc]]
Ami recovers from her ordeal and prepares to travel to the Avatar Islands. [[BreatherEpisode Shorter than either of the other previous arcs]]; Arc III stresses the subplots and introduces many of the major power players in the ''VideoGame/DungeonKeeper'' Universe. The continued happenings in the Anime/SailorMoon universe are more important in this arc than any other, detailing the emerging Dark Kingdom civil war. The Arc reaches its conclusion upon the discovery of an apparently inhabited island during pre-invasion recon...

[[BreatherEpisode "[[https://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/threads/dungeon-keeper-ami-sailor-moon-dungeon-keeper-story-only-thread.30066/page-3#post-6355720 Recovering]]" to "[[https://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/threads/dungeon-keeper-ami-sailor-moon-dungeon-keeper-story-only-thread.30066/page-4#post-6355738 Mysterious Island]]" (about 77 thousand words)]]

[[folder: Arc IV, the Avatar Islands Arc]]
Ami makes contact with the last living survivors of the Avatar Island wars, a band of war-hardened Trolls and their abrasive leader, Marda. From the very beginning, it is clear that Marda is more than she appears. However, as all parties involved have bigger problems, and Marda is reluctant to share details, an uneasy alliance is begun with many questions unanswered. The arc concludes with Zarekos' defeat and Marda's revelation, [[spoiler:her true identity is the Avatar of Light himself]]...

"Strange Trolls" to "Musings" (about 153 thousand words)

[[folder: Arc V, the War on Death Arc]]
Following Ami's [[spoiler:defeat of the Avatar, and subsequent title of Empress]], the game has changed. Now she has not only [[spoiler:gained a legitimate title that even the Light World recognizes]], but done what was previously thought impossible, defeated [[spoiler:the Avatar]] in personal combat. Needless to say, this brings all the wrong kinds of attention, and soon Ami finds a representative of the dark God Crowned Death on her doorstep. Ami is left with an ominous deadline: in a matter of days Crowned Death with execute some eight thousand innocents in a bloody ritual using the Avatar's Mantle...

"Vampire Solution" to "Catastrophic Failure (part 2)" (about 172 thousand words)

[[folder: Arc VI, the Empress Arc]]

CURRENTLY ONGOING from "Expansion"



You can download all the current chapters in a single document in the following formats: [[https://www.mediafire.com/?2hf3cfyc39719oo ePub]] (up-to-date as of 2017-11-24[[note]]scrapped from Sufficient Velocity with [=FanFicFare=], includes [[http://dkami.wikia.com/wiki/File:Dungeon_keeper_ami_by_paulobarrios-d3avri8.jpg fanart cover]][[/note]]), [[http://www.mediafire.com/download/g776l91zlnn6kdh/Dungeon+Keeper+Ami+-+Pusakuronu.epub ePub]] (alternate version, possibly outdated), [[http://www.mediafire.com/download/91765ld61pupzch/Dungeon+Keeper+Ami+-+Pusakuronu.azw3 AZW3 (Kindle)]], or slightly outdated: [[http://www.mediafire.com/?gdszzutqq0k9g8v MS Word]], [[http://db.tt/I7Dou7lA FB2]], [[http://db.tt/yfQPKqzj PDF]]

You can find a python script to create a up-to-date ePub file directly from the website [[https://gist.github.com/flying-sheep/7958790 here]]. You can create the other formats from that one with Calibre.

Now has its own [[http://dkami.wikia.com/wiki/Dungeon_Keeper_Ami_Wiki wiki]]

!! ''Dungeon Keeper Ami'' provides examples of:

* AccidentalPervert: Despite being, well, ''herself'', Ami somehow manages to end up with a reputation for perversion, depravity, [[SerialEscalation and]] [[ExtremeOmnisexual raping]] [[AnythingThatMoves REAPERS]].
* AddedAlliterativeAppeal:
** Zarekos is VERY fond of this. His speech and narration also have a {{purpl|eProse}}ish tinge to them, apparently so that he has more opportunities to alliterate. For example, his dismissal of his BrainlessBeauty vampire:
---> "Begone, brainless buffoon,"
* AdjectiveNounFred: Dungeon Keeper Ami. It's about the Keeper of a Dungeon, named Ami.
* AdorableEvilMinions: Features both the [[TheDitz goblins]] and the [[MascotMook Imps]]. Both provide comic relief and are, usually, very mischievous. Occasionally, then can, in fact, act with cruelty, but it seems to stem mostly from the way the are themselves treated. Later on, Ami gets [[spoiler:new, youma-empowered imps (basically baby youma); they come with overalls and tiny hard-hats...]]
* AirQuotes: From ''[[https://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/threads/dungeon-keeper-ami-sailor-moon-dungeon-keeper-story-only-thread.30066/page-2#post-6355705 Magic Lesson]]'':
--> "I believe -that-," [[spoiler:Jadeite]] lectured, smirking behind the force-bubble that protected him like a red-smeared windscreen, "is a sufficient demonstration of why we don't ''just ignore the baby steps and skip ahead''." He was talking to the hazy black column of energy that crackling in the centre of the bare room, signing mock quotation marks with his fingers at the last part.
* AlliterativeName: The 'Beastly Beard Booster' spell.
* AdvancingBossOfDoom: Ami faces two on Avatar Isle; first [[spoiler:Keeper Alphel]], and not much later [[spoiler:The Avatar]]. The former cuts her off from any resources she could use to harm it, while the latter is ''just that good''.
** Ami herself is one at times, notably [[spoiler:when breaching Salthalls to meet with its Duke]].
* AdultFear: Monteraine, a female Magician working for Morrigan. Lives in perpetual fear of [[YouHaveFailedMe failing]] and being turned into one of his [[MindRape 'compliant]] [[GoGoEnslavement little]] [[SexSlave dolls']].
* AGodAmI: Zarekos was in the process of ascending to godhood when Mercury encounters him. This grants him, an already quite powerful vampire, additional powers, such as the ability to revive once when killed in battle. But, the trope is {{defied}}:
--> "He thought he was a god?" Ami asked... his actions had given her no reason to doubt his sanity.
--> "No, Keeper, he was not that delusional. Planning to become one, perhaps, but well aware of his own limitations."
* AffablyEvil: The most notable examples are Keeper [[BewareTheSillyOnes Mukrezar]], Keeper [[KnowledgeBroker Midori]], and the [[SelfDemonstrating/GlaDos Unraveller of Mysteries]].
* AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs: Alphel goes on a joyride in a dragon, in Ami's iceberg base, during the Avatar Islands Arc.
* AnythingThatMoves: Averted. But Ami has a hard time convincing ''anybody''. The rumor mill ''insists'' Ami has these tendencies.
* AnnoyingArrows:
--> A hail of crossbow bolts cut off Ami's attempt at diplomacy, turning the front of her ice golem body into a pincushion.\\
"-yohhhhk- " She blinked when her tongue refused to move, pinned to the back of her throat to by a bolt that had entered her open mouth. Surprised and annoyed by her sudden inability to talk, she darted into cover behind one of the pines.
* AnswerCut: From [[https://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/threads/dungeon-keeper-ami-sailor-moon-dungeon-keeper-story-only-thread.30066/page-5#post-6355777 Underworld Army Attack]]:
--> "Oh. OH." Cathy sounded chagrined as she looked at Mercury with pleading eyes. "Please tell me we are ''not'' going to charge the enemy army head-on!"\\
[Cut to the Underworld Army facing [[spoiler:The Avatar]], Mercury, [[spoiler:Jadeite, Rabixtrel]] some automatons, and some golems.]
* AttackReflector: One of Nero's spells, that counters Ami's Shabon Spray, as seen in ''[[https://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/threads/dungeon-keeper-ami-sailor-moon-dungeon-keeper-story-only-thread.30066/#post-6355679 Escape from Arachne's Dungeon]]'':
--> Ami responded with a well-aimed Shabon Spray Freezing. Alas, the magician's hands, which had been concealed within the long sleeves of his skull-embroidered robe, shot up, already glowing greenish with gathered power. As if drawn by a magnet, the blue ray of concentrated bubbles tracked the wizard's outstretched hand, which traced a horizontal circle in the air as he spun around his own axis until his extended finger was pointing back at Ami. With an "Eep!" of surprise, she threw herself out of the way of her own attack, rolling off her momentum on the thick carpet.
* BackFromTheDead:
** [[spoiler:Zarekos]] comes back as a Ghost. Considering the guy was a Dungeon Keeper, and the souls of Dungeon Keepers go to the Realms of the Dark Gods when they are killed or their Dungeon Hearts are destroyed, him coming back after having been physically killed is an OhCrap moment. Of course, he was [[AGodAmI in the process of making himself a god prior to his physical death]].
** [[spoiler:After Mercury thwarts Crowned Death's attempt to physically incarnate one of its Lesser Aspects, it prevents her from reclaiming the Mantle by sacrificing it to resurrect Keeper Mukrezar, the man who originally defeated the Avatar.]]
* BadassBookworm: Sailor Mercury.
* BadBoss: Keepers in general, as well as Queen Beryl. Mercury sometimes needs to remind her minions she averts this trope.
* BadPowersBadPeople: Mercury is trying to avert this, but Keeper powers are tailor-made for a villain, particularly [[{{Mordor}} the corrupted landscape.]]
* BaldOfAwesome: Cathy jokes that Ami should keep the bald look that she got from her trip into the Dark Gods' realm, becoming the "envy of Keepers and cultists everywhere", because nobody else had their hair done by a dark god!
* BaldOfEvil: Not intentionally, but Mercury is currently bald and is assumed to be evil by most of the world.
* BaldWoman: Ami, having her head shaved [[spoiler:thanks to the Unraveler]]. While she's not particularly broken up about it, she's still rather annoyed and seeks to repair the damage.
* BalefulPolymorph: There are spells and potions to turn people into chickens, mice, and other creatures against their will.
* BattleAura: [[https://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/posts/6864661/ Sometimes]], Mercury acquires "a corona of writhing dark energy".
* BestialityIsDepraved: Averted. But Ami has a hard time convincing ''anybody''. The rumor mill ''insists'' Ami has these tendencies.
* BerserkButton: A few characters have them.
** The Avatar has Keepers, and Mukrezar in particular.
** Boris has Keepers and their minions.
** Ami has the atrocities committed by Crowned Death.
** But by far the biggest button belongs to Crowned Death, who is positively ''rabid'' with hatred for the Dark Empress by this point.
* TheBerserker: Boris.
* BewitchedAmphibians:
** Speculated about a frog in [[https://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/threads/dungeon-keeper-ami-sailor-moon-dungeon-keeper-story-only-thread.30066/#post-6355680 Strategy Meeting]]:
--> Ami sighed, busy with removing the fat frog from her ear. The animal had clamped down on one of her small blue earrings, which added some pain to the general discomfort of being attacked by a slimy amphibian. Both of her hands closed around her diminutive attacker when she finally got a firm grip on it, and the frog croaked angrily as she held it out in front of her. "This isn't normal frog behaviour."\\
"Well, well. It is possible that this is not a frog at all, but another victim of the evil warlock, transformed into this unappealing form."
** From [[https://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/threads/dungeon-keeper-ami-sailor-moon-dungeon-keeper-story-only-thread.30066/page-2#post-6355704 Creepy Crawlers]]:
--> "Mercury," Cathy's agitated voice shouted in Ami's head, "[[spoiler:Jadeite]] just got turned into a frog! Do something!"
* BigBad: Ironically enough, [[spoiler:Empress Mercury herself]], at least in the eyes of the major powers in the Dungeon Keeper setting.
** On the other hand, the Dark Empress doesn't have all that much trouble portraying herself as the LesserOfTwoEvils since she has a tendency to fight the {{Eldritch Abomination}}s that pass as dark gods in the ''VideoGame/DungeonKeeper'' world.
* BigBadWannabe: Keeper Wemos.
* BigDamnHeroes:
** Luna, when Moon and Mars are getting thrashed by Jadeite and Mareki.
** Tiger, for Ami when she is possessed by Crowned Death. Torian also attempts this, and though it is definitely his moment of pure Badass, he is a ButtMonkey, and thus fails.
* BigFancyHouse: The Shining Concord Empire, as part of their conditions for opening diplomatic channels with Empress Mercury, insist that she build them an embassy according to specific blueprints they provided (of a scale model of their Emperor's palace) - at her own expense. It's just a misinformed attempt to make Mercury spend more precious gold, as she can make more at any time as opposed to normal Keepers.
* BlackAndWhiteMorality: The Dungeon Keeper world works by this trope, having only two sides for people to be on. The side of the Light Gods, which is Good, and that of the Dark Gods, which is Evil.
** And the confusion inspired by a [[Anime/SailorMoon champion of love and justice]] keeping a [[ArtifactOfDoom dungeon heart]] is one of Mercury's greatest strengths. Even the [[BigGood one outside group]] that believes she's not irredeemably evil wants to imprison her for eternity.
* BlindingBangs: Olon invokes it, possibly as a response to being flirted at in [[https://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/threads/dungeon-keeper-ami-sailor-moon-dungeon-keeper-story-only-thread.30066/page-7#post-6355833 Abandon Ship (Part 2)]]:
--> "It has to be so amazing, working directly under the Avatar," the orange-haired fairy continued, batting her eyelashes at him. "Have you known him for long?"\\
Olon inclined his head, causing his black mane to fall over his eyes.
* BloodKnight: The default state of Horned Reapers.
* BodyCountCompetition: From [[https://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/threads/dungeon-keeper-ami-sailor-moon-dungeon-keeper-story-only-thread.30066/page-5#post-6355773 Assault on Wemos]]:
--> Two imps huddled in the corner, forgotten as ghosts and vampires clashed with reaperbots and Rabixtrel. Despite the huge numerical disparity, the wraiths were not doing too well. The horned reaper even had the time to spare a glance at the odd little imps, if only because their supremely strange behaviour had caught his eyes. One of them had retrieved a piece of parchment from her backpack and was making little scratches on it as she watched the battle. A moment of observation later, he determined that the worker was counting kills, making a mark next to the number of each bot. Which meant the stupid doodle with two horns and the longest bar next to it was supposed to represent him. Wait a minute. The reaper snorted in anger as another oddity caught his eye.\\
The note-taking imp squealed in surprise when a shadow fell over her and a red-scaled hand as big as her head reached down and lifted her by her backpack. A moment later, she found herself face to teeth with the Reaper.\\
"WHO?" the enraged beast snarled, and a gust of searing hot breath blew the imp's helmet off her head. A claw-tipped digit was pointing at the score on the imp's chart that was higher than his own.\\
Ears pressed to her head, the imp lifted her short arm and pointed up, prompting the reaper's pupil-less white eyes to look in the same direction. They widened at the sight of a giant, frozen hand gripping the handle of a sword sized perfectly for its use. The giant bar of sharp metal rotated, spun, and whistled through the mass of ghosts, slaying anything in its path. Rabixtrel threw his head back and let out an ear-splitting roar. He tossed aside the imp and used the shoulders of a reaperbot as a springboard to launch himself into the thickest concentration of flying ghosts, his competitiveness roused.
* BodySnatcher: Keepers in general do this with their minions via possession spells.
* BornOfMagic: Dust bunnies and other things gain life when exposed to enough of Metallia's power. As described in ''[[https://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/threads/dungeon-keeper-ami-sailor-moon-dungeon-keeper-story-only-thread.30066/page-8#post-7389978 Ward Trouble]]''.
* BountyHunter: The Silver Hawks, who were introduced when they started hunting Ami.
** Though they have decided to stop hunting Ami and Co until a legal ruling can be made on whether or not it is acceptable to take contracts on an Empress, Keeper or not, who holds her throne by a literal divine mandate.
** And are now back in action hunting [[spoiler:Mukrezar, who has managed to acquire a two ''million'' gold piece bounty on his head before he's been BackFromTheDead for a single day]].
* BrainlessBeauty: Possibly one of [[spoiler:Zarekos/Wemos's]] vampires. If so, then also a DumbBlonde:
--> "Master! I have brought what you require!" A short-haired blond vampire called happily as she appeared before Zarekos\\
"Begone, brainless buffoon," he sighed "Note to self: do not chose any more vampires candidates purely on looks."
* BreadEggsBreadedEggs:
** [[https://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/threads/dungeon-keeper-ami-sailor-moon-dungeon-keeper-story-only-thread.30066/page-7#post-6355841 Delivering Presents]]: "The imp-made engravings had nudity and intertwined bodies too, but they were more stylized and alternated with gory battle scenes. Ami winced a little when she spotted an engraving that mixed both themes."
** [[https://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/threads/dungeon-keeper-ami-sailor-moon-dungeon-keeper-story-only-thread.30066/page-6#post-6355814 Here]]:
--> "I find out that all portals leading out of my domain have been mysteriously blocked from the outside. At the same time."\\
In sharp contrast to the Keeper's expression, his voice remained cheerful. It only got a bit louder when the rattling of the knight shaking in his armour threatened to drown it out.\\
"Mysterious. And synchronous. Mysteriously synchronous."
* ButForMeItWasTuesday: [[GodOfEvil The Devourer's]] high priest is attacked by slave women whose children he had sacrificed. Upon learning this fact, he still can't identify any of the women beating him to death.
* ButtMonkey:
** Torian is a strong warlock, but every time he tries to curry favor with Mercury he fails miserably. He eventually achieves fame with his undead-taming spell, but that's a more useful tool for the good guys than the bad guys.
*** Note that Torian's crowing achievement may not be a subversion: given how Crowned Death (god of undeath) is in the Warpath arc, Torian really does not want his name right next to the spell. Even Torian understood just how much trouble he was in. And then he improved the spell to affect undead in enormous numbers, only to be possessed by the gestalt mind that animates them.
** Tserk, the tentacle monster. It just can't seem to catch a break.
** Lishika's [[PowerIncontinence teleport]] [[ShockAndAwe side-effect]] has caused her repeated mishaps, apparently even setting her on fire once.
* CallBack:
** Ami's self-destructing Dungeon Heart Chambers.
* CallingYourAttacks: She's still a Sailor Moon character, you know, and discussed in ''[[https://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/threads/dungeon-keeper-ami-sailor-moon-dungeon-keeper-story-only-thread.30066/#post-6355684 Reaper Battle!]]'', when she was fighting the Reaper:
-->"Shabon Spray Freezing!"\\
It was really convenient how she had to shout out the attack phrase, alerting him to the incoming danger. Strange echo this time, though, thought the Reaper.
* CastFromMoney: Gold is turned into the magic for spells by dungeon hearts.
* ChekhovsGun: The warlock who turned [[spoiler:his own head invisible]]. The invisibility spell derived from that is used to [[spoiler:rescue Jadeite]].
* ChekhovsGunman: Both [[spoiler:the Avatar and Keeper Mukrezar]] are mentioned in one of the earliest chapters, noting that they have been dead for decades.
* ClothingDamage: A RunningGag, bordering on ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' levels. Often due to a combination of magically conjured clothes meeting AntiMagic wards. More recently, Crowned Death, The Mighty Tyrant, and The Unraveller of Mysteries teamed up, creating a curse of sorts that degrades anything in Ami's dungeon. Including clothes. Especially clothes. The only stopgap solution seems to be having everything in the dungeon decorated in aesthetics that evoke either Ami's [[AnIcePerson Ice powers]], or emphasize "fertility" (in contrast to the God of Death) or "fragility" (contrasting the God of Strength). In other words, for clothes and other items to not rot away, they have to be either [[VaporWear transparent, pornographic, or barely there]].
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: [[spoiler:Mukrezar may be an irredeemable monster who callously massacred an entire country, but]] he's also a pretty quirky guy who manages to be PluckyComicRelief in his own demented way. [[spoiler:He, among other things, has a strange obsession with using cursed gold rings as part of his plans, despite them having a previously standing track record of zero, and also]] claimed that he was going to bake the biggest cake in the world. He then baked that cake [[spoiler:by throwing a huge amount of gold at an Underworld city which got too greedy and sold him all their food stocks, pushing the whole settlement to near starvation. At the same time Mukrezar was attacking the keeper who supplied their stocks. His plan the whole time was to extort them into proclaiming him lord and master of their town. That's right, he laid low an entire Underworld city, by baking a cake. Sadly [[LethalChef the cake tasted so terrible Mukrezar couldn't stand to eat it]].]]
* ColdBloodedTorture: A standard keeper tactic of course. But also comes up as a challenge when one of Ami's schemes requires her to make [[NonHumanUndead ghosts out of undead]], since the necromancy only works when the various zombies were tortured to death. One of her Dark Mistresses is actually too effective, [[UpToEleven torturing a zombie into turning]] and requiring Ami to order her to "torture it to death properly."
* CombatSadomasochist: Presumably, most, if not all Dark Mistresses.
--> [[https://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/posts/6355766/ A quick knee to the stomach and a follow-up strike with the pommel of the sword to the woman's chin sent her reeling to the floor, moaning in ecstasy.]]
* ConservationOfNinjutsu: Ami doesn't like to let her troops get killed, so she uses a small number of powerful troops, such as the reaperbots, the youma, and her golems, and the main characters play a pivotal role in the battles. Enemy keepers prefer to ZergRush.
* CooldownHug: Ami gives one to Jadeite after he gets angry about Eternal Sleep.
* CoveredInGunge: [[https://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/posts/6355802/ Here]]: One of the warlocks prefers imagining Cathy's blood-splattered body being covered in "sweet syrup instead".
* CrystalBall: Used for communication, as revealed in [[https://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/threads/dungeon-keeper-ami-sailor-moon-dungeon-keeper-story-only-thread.30066/#post-6355663 Deal with the Devil]]:
--> Her gaze turned to a round object sitting on one of the lab benches when she felt the magic around her react to it. The crystal ball, for it looked as if it had emerged straight from a fortune teller's tent. A glowing white nimbus surrounded it, and fog within was swirling to form a face.
--> One of the devices in [Nicodemus Asbraxe's] study alerted him that a Keeper was searching for some unspecified item, and the fence quickly pulled his hood down until his face was hidden in a pool of darkness out of which only a long, mangy beard protruded. He then muttered a well-practised incantation, and a picture formed in the air above his coffee table, showing him the prospective client[.]
* CurbStompBattle: Has happened several times instory so far. Instances include [[spoiler:Jadeite vs Arachne's second dungeon]], Mercury's army vs [[spoiler:the keeper on the coastline]], [[spoiler:Zarekos vs Mercury and Jadeite]], and any instance where Mercury attacks a dungeon whose owner is banished or dead (except [[spoiler:Zarekos, who isn't really gone at all]]).
** The fight against [[DumbMuscle Morrigan]], the muscle-bound giant Acolyte of Azzathra is notable in that it is arguably the single most one-sided fight in the entire series. Morrigan is thrashed so hard some minions are actually unable to fall back to pre-established secondline defenses.
** On a non-keeper note, the fight with the [[spoiler:Underworld Army as Mercury strikes at them before they strike at her, while they're still in the Underworld no less]].
** Back to curb stomping keepers, [[spoiler:Mukrezar took out the entirety of Crowned Death's intelligent troops with a collapsible ceiling]].
** When Ami is forced to abandon her holdings on the Avatar Islands, she defeats [[DumbMuscle Morrigan]] again. The fight is ludicrously one-sided- to the point Ami actually considers Morrigan's forces collateral. Later, when interrogating Monteraine (the only one of Morrigan's minions to survive) she actually has to think about it a moment before she remembers Morrigan from their previous encounter. [[{{NoSell}} He didn't make much of an impression]].
* CurseCutShort: The "shit" from "flies over shit" said by Baron Leopold in [[https://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/threads/dungeon-keeper-ami-sailor-moon-dungeon-keeper-story-only-thread.30066/page-5#post-6355769 Beryl's Plan]] when asking about what's drawing Keepers to the Avatar Islands:
--> "Good. One less Keeper in the world. Have you found out yet what's attracting them to that desolate place? They are over it like flies over-" The Baron fell silent and nodded a greeting as he passed two halberd-wielding guards, causing them to salute.
* CreepyMonotone: The Unraveller. The author even said that it sounds like [[VideoGame/{{Portal}} GLaDOS]] in his mind.
* DangerouslyCloseShave: {{Defied}} in [[https://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/threads/dungeon-keeper-ami-sailor-moon-dungeon-keeper-story-only-thread.30066/page-7#post-6355839 Vanity Issues]] when Ami needs a haircut:
--> "Cathy, can you cut my hair please?" She asked, producing a pair of scissors from thin air.\\
"I'm not much of a barber," the blonde cautioned.\\
"Well, I don't think the imps could do a good job, and I'd prefer not to have any of my other subordinates get too close to me with sharp tools."
* DarkIsEvil: The creatures of the Underworld, and Keepers in particular, are rightfully feared and hated by the surface world.
* DavidVersusGoliath: Many of the conflicts with her enemies are like this, often with the enemy also underestimating her.
* DeadpanSnarker: Mukrezar's imp-butler.
* DecapitationStrike: The entirety of Crowned Death's intelligent troops gets taken out by [[spoiler:Mukrezar with a collapsible ceiling]].
* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: Ami has bested in single combat a [[spoiler:Horned Reaper (multiple times at that)]], the oldest known [[spoiler:Dragon on the planet]], the [[spoiler:Avatar]], and [[spoiler:a [[EldritchAbomination Lesser Aspect]] of the [[GodOfEvil Dark God Crowned Death]], which Mercury defeated by eating]].
** And now she escaped from Azzaratha, Crowned Death, and The Unraveller. Despite the trap being double-layered and briefly successful in the Unraveller's case.
* {{Doorstopper}}: It's over 810,000 words and still going. Even if you just keep to the entries by Pusakuronu, you will spend hours reading through the story.
* DoWrongRight: Dr. Mizuno is concerned upon hearing about Ami getting drunk at the victory party held for defeating the assortment of Keepers, but consoles herself that the ensuing hangover would have taught Ami better. On being told that there was no hangover due to the alcohol being magically created and temporary...
--> "Ami, that can't be healthy!" she shouted as she leaned toward the crystal ball. "Liquid suddenly disappearing from cells that are already using it - I shudder to think what that does to a metabolism." Very sternly, she continued "Next time you want to get drunk, use a real drink! Doctor's order!"
* DramaticStutter: Snyder when he's anticipating seeing Ami's 'true form' and doesn't:
--> "Aren't- Aren't you going to convince them by revealing your grotesque and horrifying true form now?" Snyder asked, a hint of disappointment quivering in his voice.
* DressCodedForYourConvenience: In the episode "Out-of-Dungeon Experiences", it is stated that the Dark Gods have a dress code for Keepers. It is even reported that those who veer from it suffer embarrassing wardrobe malfunctions.
** The tailor who told Ami this, however, ''might'' have been lying in order to get her to choose something less heroic-looking, however.
* DrunkedGlow: Cerasse, when she and her sisters are playing cards, with the prize being a cup of wine from a bottle.
--> As the thinker of the group, she had already won the prize disproportionately often and it showed in the slight blush on her cheeks
* DudeNotFunny: Ami's reaction to Tiger's antics. Leads to the GreenEyedMonster reveal for why Tiger is acting that way.[[invoked]]
* DueToTheDead: In [[https://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/threads/dungeon-keeper-ami-sailor-moon-dungeon-keeper-story-only-thread.30066/page-2#post-6355686 City Expedition, Second Attempt]], after losing some of her goblins, and driving back the enemy that killed them, Ami asks the rest of her goblins what she could do about it. This is their [[SubvertedTrope unsurprising]] response, to the surfacers' chagrin:
--> "You heard! Go loot bodies before someone else do!"
* DungeonPunk
* DumbBlonde: One of [[spoiler:Zarekos/Wemos's]] vampires, possibly also a BrainlessBeauty:
--> "Master! I have brought what you require!" A short-haired blond vampire called happily as she appeared before Zarekos\\
"Begone, brainless buffoon," he sighed '''"Note to self: do not chose any more vampires candidates purely on looks."'''
* DyingMomentOfAwesome: [[spoiler:Wemos. Despite being a very sad ButtMonkey for Zarekos up to this point, he goes out in a fairly badass way.]]
* DungeonBypass: Ami’s tactic against [[spoiler:Zarekos.]]
* EliteMook: The Death Priests have proven to be some of the most dangerous foes Mercury has encountered. At one point it is shown that at least some of them are capable of casting three spells ''simultaneously''.
** Ami's feral youma monster also counts. ''[[TheJuggernaut Nothing]]'' aside from the Lesser Aspect is even capable of harming it, it tunnels straight through stone, and eats magic. When it's created by accident it homes in on the enemy dungeon heart like a guided missile and devours it.
* EliteArmy: Ami's forces have fought, on average, at a four-to-one disadvantage in every engagement. They have yet to be decisively defeated.
* EmpireWithADarkSecret: Ami suspected the Shining Concord Empire of being this after learning that in all major government buildings there was an Oracle Tower - a structure that closely resembles the temple Zarekos was using in his bid to become a god.
** The Light Gods have jossed the theory that the idea that the towers are evil in their own right or that they have been used for evil purposes by the SCE, but they refuse to explain their original purpose in Mercury's hearing, for fear of giving her any ideas.
* EnemyCivilWar: The Dark Kingdom seems to descend into this.
** The Keepers are almost continually in this state, which is a major reason as to why the Light Side is still holding on.
** When Crowned Death discovers that his plan worked after all, but that the Unraveller captured Ami and planned on withholding her he flies into a blind rage. The Unraveller gleefully lets him past to get at Ami... only to backstab him once he is distracted.
--> “Oh. Was that something important?” The Unraveller sounded decidedly cheerful. ”Please, do ignore me again. I don't mind.”
** And once Crowned Death starts attacking The Unraveller for her betrayal, Azzathra takes advantage of this and backstabs Crowned Death as well.
* EntertaininglyWrong: The forces of Good manage to keep reasonably well-informed on Mercury's actions, but they tend to misinterpret things, because:
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: Or vice versa. The Light Gods literally can't comprehend the motives of the Dark Gods, and the minions Ami has gathered (with the exception of the Cathy-Jered-Synder trio and ''possibly'' Jadeite) seem to regard any benevolent action on her part as simply something to try and lull the forces of Good into complacency.
* EvilCounterpart: Both Ami and Mukrezar are inventive and imaginative in their tactics, both have made innovations in magic that no-one else can understand. Their personalities are even diametrically opposed to each other - Ami is quiet and studious, Mukrezar is charismatic and goofy.
* EvilCounterpartRace: Presumably what the dark elves of the Dark underworld are, to the normal elves of the Light surface.
* EvilIsNotWellLit: Whenever Ami tries to alter the appearance of her dungeon, it changes itself so it's not well lit. It's also coupled with CreepyChangingPainting, FisherKing, and EldritchLocation. She eventually works around the problem by making the lights look like creepy glowing eyes and such.
* EvilOverlord: The Dungeon Keepers.
* EvilWearsBlack: What the fairies think Underworld garb looks like, as said in [[https://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/threads/dungeon-keeper-ami-sailor-moon-dungeon-keeper-story-only-thread.30066/page-8#post-7953410 Cornering the Duke]]:
-->Do you see any black? Of course you don't! It doesn't look like Underworlder garb at all!
* ExactTimeToFailure: In [[https://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/threads/dungeon-keeper-ami-sailor-moon-dungeon-keeper-story-only-thread.30066/page-7#post-6355831 Creeping Degeneration]], Ami's Mercury Computer could calculate that her Dungeon Heart would fail in "two days, three hours, and fifteen seconds".
* ExactWords: Defied - the Light Gods deliberately leave the terms of their agreements vague so that they may stick to their spirit rather than their letter. [[GoodIsNotNice Amadeus]] himself notes at one point that ''technically'', his agreement to not attack Mercury doesn't apply to current circumstances...
--> Amadeus: "Still, attacking immediately without some kind of grace period would be bad form."
* ExcitedShowTitle:
** [[https://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/threads/dungeon-keeper-ami-sailor-moon-dungeon-keeper-story-only-thread.30066/#post-6355677 Captured!]]
** [[https://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/threads/dungeon-keeper-ami-sailor-moon-dungeon-keeper-story-only-thread.30066/#post-6355684 Reaper Battle!]]
** [[https://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/threads/dungeon-keeper-ami-sailor-moon-dungeon-keeper-story-only-thread.30066/page-2#post-6355694 Oh Gods!]]
** [[https://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/threads/dungeon-keeper-ami-sailor-moon-dungeon-keeper-story-only-thread.30066/page-3#post-6355736 Convoluted Rescue Plan, Go!]]
* ExtremeOmnisexual: Averted. But Ami has a hard time convincing ''anybody''. The rumor mill ''insists'' Ami has these tendencies.
* {{Facepalm}}: [[https://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/threads/dungeon-keeper-ami-sailor-moon-dungeon-keeper-story-only-thread.30066/page-6#post-6355815 Here]]:
--> "Three arguing warlocks stood around a waist-high pedestal covered in schematics. One kept tapping the blackboard behind him with his index finger, smearing the scrawled runes on it in the process. The other held up an open book like a ward against ignorance, pointing at a certain passage. While the two shouted at each other, the '''third covered his forehead with one palm''' while glaring at the wax dripping onto his notes from a toppled candelabra."
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Pops up quite often, from early mentions of [[spoiler:Mukrezar]], the brewing [[spoiler:Dark Kingdom Civil War]], [[spoiler:Keeper Alphel's plans for Mercury's [[PoweredArmor Prototype Armor]] she received from Azzathra's priesthood]], along with [[WildMassGuessing other numerous things]].
** ALL of the Dark Gods that have appeared thus far have been mentioned repeatedly before becoming plot-relevant.
* {{Fireballs}}: An ability of at least one Horned Reaper, Sailor Mars, and at least one bounty hunter mage.
* FisherKing: Played with. The lands around a dungeon heart are corrupted with energies from the Dark Gods and generally themed on the God in question; they are influenced often, but not necessarily always, by the Keepers themselves. Played straighter with Ami's experimental heart designs which, due to the attempts to reduce corruption, created a strong manifestation of this trope as a side effect.
* FlippingTheBird: "[[spoiler:Wemos']] face was a grimace of hatred and defiance as he lifted both fists in his sire's direction, middle fingers proudly erect."
* FierySalamander: Implied:
** Giant salamander eggs have been used as a source of warmth, in ''[[https://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/threads/dungeon-keeper-ami-sailor-moon-dungeon-keeper-story-only-thread.30066/page-4#post-6355744 A Call from Home]]''
** ''[[https://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/threads/dungeon-keeper-ami-sailor-moon-dungeon-keeper-story-only-thread.30066/page-8#post-7389978 Ward Troubles]]'' has some connection between salamanders and what appears to be fireproof skin, presumably salamander skin.
* FogFeet: The ghost fish that Mercury makes:
--> the the front half of a fish. Everything behind the main fins dissolved into a trail of indistinct mist.
* FreakyFridayFlip: In a botched possession, the first Horned Reaper and Ami switch bodies. The Reaper is furious, wrestling his original body nakedly. Cue unexpected spectators watching that scene, and the [[AccidentalPervert unintended results]]...
-->Random Goblin: "Go go Keeper!"
* FriendlyEnemies: Ami and The Light. They both are on the same side morally, respect each other, and have pretty good reasons to be in conflict anyway. And they're prepared to help each other as well, particularly in an EnemyMine situation. The Light even helps Mercury escape The Unraveller for nothing, and Mercury passes all her research and data on Dungeon Hearts. Doesn't get much friendlier.
* FromBadToWorse: Poor Ami can never catch a break. Mostly because she keeps pissing off ever-more-powerful foes. Once she starts pissing off just one deity she promptly gets ''[[SerialEscalation multiple]]'' {{God|OfEvil}}s annoyed with her. The author has said that this is largely because if she wasn't constantly in over her head she'd rapidly become [[BoringInvincibleHero unstoppable]].
* FrontlineGeneral: In the first few arcs Ami tends to be deeply involved in each battle. Later on, as she gains stronger and more reliable minions she learns to delegate more, but as one of the strongest fighters in her army she still tends to get her hands dirty.
* FusionDance: Keepers have the ability to possess their minions, this gives the keeper access to skills and powers possessed by the minion in question. This gets taken one step farther with youma, whose appearance is determined in part due to their self-image. As a result, when possessed they become literal amalgams of Mercury and whatever they looked like before. Yes, that sometimes means demons and imps in sailor uniforms with makeup and everything.
** Taken yet further by Tiger, who possessed ''Mercury'' while she was also possessed by the Dark God Crowned Death. In that case, not only did Mercury and Tiger's features blend, but Mercury's armor fused with her/them. resulting in a towering, muscled amazon with metal skin and the burning Crown of Crowned Death.
* GagHaircut: And ''how''! Torian attempts to assist Ami in growing out her hair by modifying 'the Beastly Beard Booster' spell. The result... well...
-->''“Torian,” Ami began in a voice that had the warlock edge away from her. She turned towards him, one eyebrow that now hung down to her chin twitching. “Did you, by any chance, only expand the target region?”''
* GemEncrusted: In the [[https://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/threads/dungeon-keeper-ami-sailor-moon-dungeon-keeper-story-only-thread.30066/page-7#post-6355837 Valuable Art]] chapter, a high priest of Crowned Death wears a "mask of rubies and amber".
* GivingRadioToTheRomans: There have been numerous comment threads on this story as to how Mercury can do this in ways that will have minimal benefit to the Dark Gods if the knowledge passes to their followers. So far, none of these suggestions have been taken up.
* GoldMakesEverythingShiny: In the [[https://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/threads/dungeon-keeper-ami-sailor-moon-dungeon-keeper-story-only-thread.30066/page-7#post-6355837 Valuable Art]] chapter, a high priest of Crowned Death is "wrapped in six layers of gold-trimmed black cloth".
* TheGuardsMustBeCrazy: Played with. While infiltraiting one of Morrigan's dungeons, Monteraine is able to bluff her way through an absurd number of checkpoints- justified because she was [[spoiler: a former minion of Morrigan]], he was currently banished- and thus the minion-particular wards didn't automatically recognize her (or anyone at all), and [[BadBoss his minions didn't hold any particular loyalty to him]].
* GeniusLoci: The way dungeons, dungeon hearts, and the corruption interact with the rest of the world (especially the surface) has shades of this.
* GhostPirate: [[spoiler: Empress Mercury]] faces off against an Undead Navy and [[NonHumanUndead Zombie Octopus]] in her war against Crowned Death.
* GivingThemTheStrip: Carmilla strips off her shoes after they get glued to the floor, as said in the AStickySituation entry.
* GlowingEyesOfDoom: Keeper Eyes glow {{red|EyesTakeWarning}} when angry.
* GodOfEvil: [[GodOfEvil The Dark Gods]] whom the [[EvilOverlord Dungeon Keepers]] serve. [[GodOfEvil The Dark Gods]] counterparts, [[LightIsGood The Light]], have been doing their best to try and prevent the [[{{Mordor}} taint]] of [[GodOfEvil The Dark Gods]] from spreading any further. The Dark God of Strength and Martial Skill, Azzathra, has wished to see Mercury dead for some time for Mercury's perceived insults of all he stands for, and Mercury has [[spoiler:declared war against the Dark God of Death and all of his [[{{Mook}} followers for their actions]]]].
* GodzillaThreshold: Several times but the most prominent is stopping Crowned Death's High Temple. The followers of the Light were willing to work with the Dark Empress, one of the most notorious Keepers [[spoiler: AKA Sailor Mercury]], to stop it.
* GoneHorriblyRight: Ami's idea of using a Dominate Undead spell to take over an undead dungeon heart worked beautifully. Unfortunately, [[spoiler:since the heart was undead, doing so connected her mind to Crowned Death, [[{{Understatement}} who really doesn't like her.]]]]
** Similarly, modifying the Dominate Undead spell to affect thousands of undead at once was also perfectly effective. But doing so wound up partially reconstituting the spirit powering them, and having it possess the caster. Poor Torian...
* TheGoodChancellor: Ami's advisers all fall under this to some extent. Lampshaded by Jered after Mercury becomes Empress- he thinks some [[StandardRoyalCourt royal titles are in order]].
** Cathy fills the role of Captain of the Guard.
** Jered fills the role of Treasurer and occasionally spy.
** Jadeite is primarily Mercury's military adviser alongside Cathy. Also something of a bodyguard.
** Tiger is a (self titled) princess...
** Snyder is something of an adviser on various deities, and so fills the role of court priest.
** Erasmus used to be the Court Wizard before his death; Torian fills that role now.
* GoodHurtsEvil: Holy wards, holy spells, and temples of the Light Gods all cause instinctive fear and disgust in creatures of evil...and those tainted by dark forces, such as Ami.
* GoodIsDumb: All over the place. The tendency in the story is for all good characters to assume the worst about any and all acts by team evil at the drop of a hat, followed shortly by being a jerkass towards those perceived as evil. And Keepers are at the top of this list. Even those ''directly ordered by and given hints by'' the [[GodOfGood Light Gods]] themselves still treats Ami with all the same distrust they throw at other keepers, twisting those (very real) God's words if necessary to justify their viewpoint.
* GoodRunningEvil: In a fairly short period of time Ami ends up boss of a veritable swarm of evil minions, each convinced they are serving a powerful conqueror who has barely known defeat. Well, ''they are'' it's just she's subtly trying to do good rather than destroy things. By attacking other Keepers and evil warlords she is still being heroic, and stays in-character as a dungeon keeper.
* GoodVersusGood: Whenever Ami goes up against the Light Gods or their servants. They genuinely mean well, and so does she, but the conflict remains.
* GossipEvolution: The tales of Mercury's deviance, the tales of Mercury beating up the various {{Big Bad}}s and [[MiniBoss powerful monsters]] of the Underworld (usually while naked), and the growing tales of her power and cunning. She later invokes this to solve the [[spoiler:insubordination]] problem.
* GreatOffscreenWar: Used often throughout the fic as both {{backstory}} and {{foreshadowing}}:
** The conquering of the Avatar Islands.
** Such as the Dwarfs' Civil War
* GreenEyedMonster: After losing her most important memories, grasping at straws trying to keep anything of her former sense of self and identity, gaining knowledge of what it's like to have friends, and then having essentially all her dreams come true, Tiger then comes to the realization that no, these aren't her memories, she has no friends, she's powerless, and the thought that all her dreams had come true is all lies. In short, Tiger is jealous of Ami, and is acting out because of that.
* GroinAttack: On a skeleton, from Cerasse, in ''[[https://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/threads/dungeon-keeper-ami-sailor-moon-dungeon-keeper-story-only-thread.30066/page-6#post-6355795 Bombardment]]'':
--> Before Dandel could take another shot at the creature, she saw Cerasse put her weight on the contested staff and use it like a lever, ramming it between the death priest's legs in a move that obviously caught the undead mage by surprise.
* GrossUpCloseUp: After zooming in on a wounded eye, Usagi has to throw up:
--> Ami saw her friend jump up from her chair and sprint toward the kitchen sink with a hand in front of her mouth before the crystal ball went black. About half a minute later, the image returned.
* {{Hammerspace}}: The Keeper Storage ability works along these lines, and is [[HyperspaceArsenal used and abused]] to great effect by Keeper Mercury.
* HoldingBackThePhlebotinum: Ami loses [[spoiler:the mantle]] because of a very disappointing blunder, where she fails to use her Mercury Goggles's [[spoiler:see through illusions]] function.
* HollywoodTactics: Averted magnificently. Especially evident in the Avatar Island Battles and the Battle of Dreadfog Island. Zarekos uses a three-pronged assault, flanking maneuvers, and ambushes. In the Battle of Dreadfog Island, Crowned Death's forces use the sun to blind Mercury's forces and approach under cover of a diversion. Later in the same battle, Mercury uses harrassment and area-denial to rob Keeper Clairmonte of the benefits offered by a Dungeon's home turf advantage.
* HowWeGotHere: The beginning of [[https://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/threads/dungeon-keeper-ami-sailor-moon-dungeon-keeper-story-only-thread.30066/page-4#post-6355763 Bad Neighbours]] shows how Ami got the telepathic "Argh! Some help here, quick!" that ended the previous chapter, [[https://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/threads/dungeon-keeper-ami-sailor-moon-dungeon-keeper-story-only-thread.30066/page-4#post-6355762 A Surprise for Nero]].
* {{Hypocrite}}: Azzaratha's temple servants. While they may have a point in that Mercury cheated during her duel with the Reaper, they themselves are highly biased and specifically set the rules and match up to ensure Mercury would lose. They're real sore losers like that.
* HypocriticalHumor: [[spoiler:Keeper Mukrezar]] complaining and calling it cheating that the Avatar is copying his tactics, which his butler finds it funny, in [[https://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/threads/dungeon-keeper-ami-sailor-moon-dungeon-keeper-story-only-thread.30066/page-8#post-6355843 Frenzied Fortification]]:
--> A growl sound came from the pink-haired elf. "I hate him hate him hate him HATE HIM sooo much! He's cheating!" he shouted, pounding the table with his fist.\\
"What's wrong, your Hypocrisy?" the imp butler asked as he approached, carrying a tray with a steaming kettle and a cup full off black liquid. "Underhandedness is to be approved of!"\\
"He stole ''my'' trick!"
* IAmSpartacus: Played straight [[spoiler:by a villain]], in that [[spoiler: Mukrezar's plan with the magic rings revolves around whoever is wearing them turning into copies of himself, confusing people as to where Mukrezar really is, or who is the ''real'' Mukrezar]].
* IControlMyMinionsThrough: Traditionally, Keepers go for fear, money, sadism, and [[BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil corruption]]. Naturally, this is one of the problems Ami faces.
* IncompatibleOrientation: One of Drunk Ami's fears about her relationship with [[spoiler:General Jadeite]], as said in her thoughts from [[https://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/threads/dungeon-keeper-ami-sailor-moon-dungeon-keeper-story-only-thread.30066/page-5#post-6355769 Beryl's Plan]]:
--> A horrible thought almost made her gasp out loud. Could it be that he was gay? She needed another drink! A moment later, she settled back against him, her thirst slaked. This required some careful observation.
* IWantThemAlive: The Light, after realizing Ami is not pure evil. Also [[spoiler:Crowned Death]], after some point.
* ImagineSpot: Eline in ''[[https://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/threads/dungeon-keeper-ami-sailor-moon-dungeon-keeper-story-only-thread.30066/page-4#post-6355755 Umbra's Report]]'', immediately following her capture. [[spoiler:She pictures Mercury as a towering, lecherous, naked amazon]]. It is hilarious.
* ImmortalRuler: Dungeon Keepers, who are immortal due to the Dungeon Heart that lets them control territory. They rule and are immortal because of the same device, and can only be overthrown by being killed, or the destruction of the Dungeon Heart.
* ImplacableMan: Nothing Ami throws at the Avatar can stop him for long.
* InjuredLimbEpisode: Ami breaks her arm [[spoiler: after punching out the Reaper.]]
* InstantRunes:
** A [[SummoningRitual long spell to summon things]], which involves some of these:
--> Ami had both of her hands raised high over her head as she struggled to pronounce the unfamiliar syllables of the spell. A clean circle of ground had expanded in front of her, pushing a ring-shaped wave of clogging blood outward as it grew in diameter. The magical circle's perimeter burst into icy flame, and thirteen evenly-spaced flickering runes appeared in the burning curtain.\\
* InTheNameOfTheMoon: Played straight by the fairies in the chapter ''[[https://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/threads/dungeon-keeper-ami-sailor-moon-dungeon-keeper-story-only-thread.30066/page-2#post-6355710 Fairy Attack]]'', as well as by Sailor Moon herself.
* ItsPersonal: [[https://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/threads/dungeon-keeper-ami-sailor-moon-dungeon-keeper-story-only-thread.30066/#post-6355678 Spiders Everywhere!]]:
--> "Abbot Durval," Snyder informed her, "He wasn't at the abbey when Arachne destroyed it, and wants revenge for all the innocent deaths."
* TheJuggernaut:
** Ami faces two on the Avatar Islands:
*** [[spoiler:Keeper Alphel]]. The former cuts her off from any resources she could use to harm it.
*** [[spoiler:The Avatar]]. Who is good enough to almost defeat her, on her own territory, when she can bring everything she has to bear.
** Ami herself is one at times, notably [[spoiler:when breaching Salthalls to meet with its Duke]], as a OneManArmy, fighting in the streets, and against a competent army.
* KeystoneArmy: The Dungeon Hearts are the Keystones of a Dungeon Keeper's army, as killing the heart banishes the Keeper.
* KilledMidSentence: Happens more than once:
** From ''Surprise Guest'', how [[spoiler:a Mukrezar]] dies:
---> [[spoiler:Mukrezar]] smirked “Just as I planned, you—” That was as far as he got before the Avatar’s two-handed sword
cut off his words, along with his head.
** From ''[[https://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/threads/dungeon-keeper-ami-sailor-moon-dungeon-keeper-story-only-thread.30066/page-5#post-6355774 Resignation]]'':
---> "You fool have doomed us b-" [[spoiler:Zarekos's]] terrified screech ended abruptly as a gauntleted fist flattened his face, which bent under the force until his skull caved in.
** From [[https://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/posts/8444079/ Hunt's End]]:
---> “But you haven’t even heard yet what I’m offering,” she said as she stepped towards him. “You want me gone, I don’t want to be here-”\\
Her vision went black as her [speaking] golem died.
* KillTheGod: Ami is at war with Crowned Death, and Azzaratha ''[[{{Understatement}} strongly dislikes]]'' her.
* KlingonPromotion:
** Unintentionally. After slaying [[spoiler:the self-proclaimed Emperor Zarekos]], Ami has been given his title [[spoiler:of Empress Mercury, Ruler of the Avatar Isles by the Light Gods]]. The full implications of this have yet to be fully seen.
** Later on, an Orc attempts this by trying to kill Cathy. He fails and had a 50-50 chance of surviving his injuries. Then he gets punished.
* KnowledgeBroker: Keeper Midori. He provides Ami information on what is threatening her dungeon, in exchange for [[spoiler:requests to become a noble or royal, which she can grant, as she's an empress]].
* KnuckleCracking: In ''Surprise Guest'', when a bar patron is talking and laughing about burning the place down, another patron responses like so:
--> One of the nervous trolls turned to glare at the dark-clad figure. "You think that’s amusing? Shut up or I’ll show you something really amusing!" He cracked his knuckles threateningly.
* TheLadette: Cathy.
* LadyLooksLikeADude: From [[https://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/threads/dungeon-keeper-ami-sailor-moon-dungeon-keeper-story-only-thread.30066/#post-6355676 Deeper Into Trouble]]:
--> Maka look like a girl in that dress!" one of the goblins taunted, pointing a crooked finger at another, who promptly picked up a wooden stool and swung it by one of its three legs, clobbering the mocker into the ground.\\
"Maka IS girl, idiot!" the [[spoiler:still fuku-clad]] goblin crossed her arms and huffed.
* LanternJawOfJustice: In ''[[https://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/threads/dungeon-keeper-ami-sailor-moon-dungeon-keeper-story-only-thread.30066/page-4#post-6355760 Interrupted Plotting]]'', Ami references this trope when thinking of her first horned reaper:
--> With his large, jutting chin he had - and he would have hated this assessment - looked almost heroic.
* LethalChef: Nephrite's plan of "inspiring" a young girl into cooking using cursed kitchen items to drain life energy backfires when the young girl's family makes him stay and enjoy her creations. HilarityEnsues when he collapses in Beryl's court due to food poisoning.
** This is a brief stealth {{crossover}} with Manga/RanmaOneHalf.
** [[spoiler: Mukrezar. He took a bite of his "world's biggest cake" and it tasted absolutely horrid.]]
* LieDetector: Ami tried to used her Mercury Computer as one, in [[https://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/threads/dungeon-keeper-ami-sailor-moon-dungeon-keeper.31639/page-136#post-8635931 Adamantine]]:
--> she paused to focus all of her computer's sensors on the trapped dwarf. She didn’t want to miss any sign he was lying when he answered her next question. [...]\\
The readings on her screen indicated that the padding of the Duke’s armour kept him warm under the ice, and there was no shivering to obscure his body’s involuntary reactions. There were no indications that he had been less than truthful, either. [...]\\
this being her first attempt at using her computer as a lie detector[.]
* LittleMissBadass: Mercury has been shaping up into this as the story has progressed. With Mercury's [[spoiler:Declaration of War against the [[GodOfEvil Dark God of Death]], and his [[TheUndead legion of undead]] [[{{Mook}} followers]]]], Mercury is quickly approaching the level of being a LadyOfWar in her own right, on top of being considered one of the MAIN [[BigBad Big Bads]] by the rest of the Dungeon Keeper world.
** In [[https://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/posts/6772775/ Ultimatum]] She shows up at the City of Salthalls and requests an audience with the Duke. Because she lacks an army, there is little chance of that. When he refuses (and his soldiers attempt to shoot her with a ballista) she takes on the entire city [[OneManArmy single-handedly]].
* LoadBearingBoss: Invoked, Ami rigged the ceilings above her Dungeon Hearts to collapse if she dies to prevent anybody else from taking and using them.
* MadScientist: All the warlocks have shades of this, as well as Ami herself. Invoked when she gives her friends a tour of the lab, as Ami puts on a MadScientist act as a joke.
** The Unraveller of Mysteries is the patron God of mad scientists.
* MagicAIsMagicA: Spells that aren't granted directly by a deity are generally devised by modifying an existing spell or studying a magical creature that can already do what the caster wants to accomplish.
* MagicalIncantation: They are used in-place of manipulating magic through gestures:
** When [[spoiler:Abott Duval]] talks of Ami's complex spells, in ''[[https://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/threads/dungeon-keeper-ami-sailor-moon-dungeon-keeper-story-only-thread.30066/page-7#post-6355819 A Short Break]]'':
the proper incantations for simplifying the arcane gestures. That convergence of three lines over there, for example, looks as if it could be summarised by a properly pronounced Sul rune."\\
"Well, I don't actually have any formal training in spell creation," Ami admitted. When the abbot raised his eyebrows, she clasped her hands in front of herself. His teacher-like demeanour made her feel somewhat inadequate. "I can place some of the more common syllables, but I have never had the time to actually study how warlocks put chants and incantations together. For me, it's much easier to manipulate the magic directly using the dungeon heart. It is a fascinating subject though," she hurried to reassure him.
** A [[SummoningRitual long spell to summon things]], which involves one of these:
--> Ami had both of her hands raised high over her head as she struggled to pronounce the unfamiliar syllables of the spell. A clean circle of ground had expanded in front of her, pushing a ring-shaped wave of clogging blood outward as it grew in diameter. The magical circle's perimeter burst into icy flame, and thirteen evenly-spaced flickering runes appeared in the burning curtain.\\
Ami's voice reached a crescendo as she refused to let herself be distracted by the plight of her comrades. In response, lines of fire pulsed and drew a pentagram in the centre of the summoning circle. Suddenly, the entire room coloured with the bright orange tones of an active furnace when a tornado of flame exploded from the ground, sending large chunks of the summoning circle flying.
* MagicKiss: From [[https://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/threads/dungeon-keeper-ami-sailor-moon-dungeon-keeper-story-only-thread.30066/#post-6355680 Strategy Meeting]], when discussing how to remove a frog transformation:
--> "The traditional means would be a kiss by a prince or princess," Jered supplied with a grin, "fortunately, being a Keeper should make you some kind of Princess of Darkness."\\
"That's just a children's story," the red-headed acolyte blurted out quickly. Transformation magic usually isn't permanent. Just give it some time."
* {{Magitek}}: Mercury's decidedly modern approach to magic is shaping up to be one of her greatest advantages so far.
* MaliciousSlander: The tales of Mercury's deviance, as well as some of the earlier rumors of Mercury being weak and prone to losing her dungeons.
* ManEatingPlant:
** [[https://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/threads/dungeon-keeper-ami-sailor-moon-dungeon-keeper-story-only-thread.30066/page-8#post-6355844 The Enemy Approaches]]: "a potted carnivorous plant"
** [[https://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/threads/dungeon-keeper-ami-sailor-moon-dungeon-keeper-story-only-thread.30066/page-8#post-7389978 Ward Trouble]]: "A thorny plant ... its tulip-shaped flower whipped around, its petals gnashing their teeth."
* ManipulativeBitch: This is how the way both light side and dark side, except the Jered, Snyder, Cathy and Light Gods,may be, see her.
* MindControlDevice: The dungeon hearts do this to a minor degree with Keeper minions. It's used as an explanation for why BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil in the ''VideoGame/DungeonKeeper'' setting itself, as most minions can't easily break the bonds the Dungeon Heart places on them. Jadeite also creates a mind control headband to contain Baron Liepold, and its temporarily effective, [[HeroicWillpower but he eventually fights it off]].
** A very mild version is created by Ami as [[spoiler: an alternative to actual torture.]]
* MindHug: [[spoiler:Being a Keeper, Ami is [[GoodHurtsEvil more than a little uncomfortable]] in the Light Gods' temple. Nevertheless, they cure the emotional trauma she suffered from her earlier MindRape of Malleus.]]
* MindRape: [[spoiler:''Ami'' ends up doing this to ''Malleus''. The experience is lethal for him, traumatic for her.]]
** Much later the Unraveller almost takes this trope to a rather logical extreme. To elaborate: the Unraveller intends to Mind ''Vivisect'' Ami, though it is implied that MindRape will also occur - specifically, 'a few adjustments and improvements'.
* MultiArmedAndDangerous: Tserk can wield (and reload) six crossbows [[MultiArmedMultitasking simultaneously]], with deadly precision.
* MundaneUtility: Ami managed to turn her corrupted landscape into a massive windstorm that provided electricity for the dungeon, and has figured out how to take advantage of some of the other corruption effects to create hot-springs and geothermal power with the use of lava instead of wind.
** What better way to use your new horned reaper than as a living smelter or water heater? After all fireballs are much more environmentally friendly than coal or gas.
** Ghosts are terrifying, yet fragile; one good hit is enough to disperse them. What does Ami use? [[spoiler:A giant fly-swatter wielded in her Keeper hand.]]
* {{Mordor}}: What the lands the Keepers inhabit turn into due to the corruption of the Dungeon Heart. It has a side-effect of revealing the presence of a dungeon in the local area. The Avatar Islands are the best example. The continent had multiple Keepers warring over it, and despite their passing the land has not recovered. It most likely never will.
* MythologyGag: From ''[[https://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/threads/dungeon-keeper-ami-sailor-moon-dungeon-keeper-story-only-thread.30066/page-2#post-6355696 Corruption?]]'': When Ami muses on sacrificing gold in her temple, her Reaper says: "The temple is no wishing well, you dolt!", a reference to VideoGame/DungeonKeeper, where sacrificing gold in the temple, in single-player, would receive "This is no wishing well, Keeper." as a response.
* {{Necromancer}}: There are a few, given there are necromancy spells.
** In ''[[https://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/threads/dungeon-keeper-ami-sailor-moon-dungeon-keeper-story-only-thread.30066/#post-6355679 Escape from Arachne's Dungeon]]'', Nero calls himself "great necromancer Nero"
* NeuralImplanting: [[spoiler:Queen Metallia]] beams a spell to retrieve [[spoiler:youma]] from [[spoiler:Eternal Sleep]] into Ami's mind.
* NighInvulnerability: Wards can radically reduce the effectiveness of offensive spells, and even stop physical blows that might otherwise prove lethal. Enough of them can make a spellcaster exceptionally difficult to harm.
** Mercury's ice golems could be a lesser example. While they are harmed by magic and weapons, they are far more resilient than fleshy soldiers, as their bodies simply freeze over any wounds. Given access to enough water, they become nearly indestructible, which Mercury takes full advantage of for intimidation when possessing them.
* NobleFugitive: At the conclusion of the Avatar Islands Arc.
* NonHumanUndead: There are undead octopuses, undead fish, undead coral, basically any sea life that wasn't also plant life, was a type of undead seen in the assault on a temple dedicated to death and undeath.
* NoodleImplements: The tools that Mercury appears to be using in the incident described in the NothingIsScarier example include a live chicken. This is probably just to get people wondering what she did with it.
* NoodleIncident: Mukrezar has had quite a few magical mishaps, which the Adviser Imp loves to bring up to embarrass him.
* NoSympathyBetweenMooks: When Ami's goblin fighting force suffers it's first fatalities, she tries to make sure proper DueToTheDead is given. The goblins have other ideas.
-->"You heard! Go loot bodies before someone else do!"
* NothingIsScarier: Due to her aversion to torture, when faced with having to discipline her minions Ami is forced to bluff. She invents a device that combines a tracking spell and a general fear trap into a selective fear charm - and then knocks the offender (and a dark mistress) unconscious. When they revived the selective terror hits them, Ami then informs them that she wiped their memories to preserve her technique. In other words, whatever she did, she can do ''again'', and it will be ''just'' as horrifying each time. Their imaginations do the rest.
* NotHyperbole: From ''[[https://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/posts/6355712/ Writing Home]]'':
--> She had thought that the references to Boris' homeland being an outpost of hell now had been hyperbole. She was surrounded on all sides by sulphurous wastelands and blackened rock formations, broken up only by patches and rivulets of lava that gaped like open, bloody wounds in the landscape.
* NotSoOmniscientCouncilOfBickering: The Shining Concord Empire is stated to have one of these.
* NoSell: The Avatar is almost untouchable in battle, and anything that might hurt him is instantly blocked by the Light Gods.
** In fact, Ami quickly realizes that the only thing that actually slowed him down, single combat with herself and Cathy, [[spoiler:only actually slowed him down because he was being careful not to ''kill them'']].
** Surfacers are often horrified when impaling Ami's ice-simulacra fails to do much more than annoy her. Using glamour to make them match her true form, and even bleed, helps sell the injuries as believable, terrifying the opposition as the Dark Empress shrugs off telling strikes.
* NotWhatItLooksLike: Tends to crop up a fair few occasions for Ami, much to her mortification.
* OffingTheOffspring: As said in regards to Keeper Malleus in [[https://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/threads/dungeon-keeper-ami-sailor-moon-dungeon-keeper-story-only-thread.30066/page-2#post-6355694 Moving On]]:
--> he sired children for the sole purpose of sa-sacrificing them!
* OffWithHisHead: At least twice:
** In ''Surprise Guest'', How [[spoiler:a Mukrezar]] dies, KilledMidSentence:
---> [[spoiler:Mukrezar]] smirked “Just as I planned, you—” That was as far as he got before the Avatar’s two-handed sword
cut off his words, along with his head.
** From [[https://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/threads/dungeon-keeper-ami-sailor-moon-dungeon-keeper-story-only-thread.30066/page-5#post-6355777 Underworld Army Attack]]: How an Underworld dragon dies:
---> Actions magically slowed, the dragon plummeted like a rock, unable to keep itself aloft. A moment before it struck the ground, the reaper blurred and leapt, swinging his scythe. The dragon's head separated from its neck before the giant body crashed, releasing a huge gout of hot blood. Rabixtrel landed on the corpse and screamed his triumph at the wavering soldiers.
* OhCrap:
** Ami's chief warlock has this reaction after he insults the rest of the Senshi, thinking them weaker than Mercury. He realizes the depth of his error when Mercury informs him that ''she'' is the weakest of the Senshi.
** King Albrecht's council has this reaction when they learn of details regarding how the Dark Empress defeated [[GodOfEvil Crowned Death's]] [[EldritchAbomination Lesser Aspect]]. [[spoiler:[[YourSoulIsMine She ate it]]]].
** Camilla has this reaction when she realizes that the conditions she puts on agreeing to help Mercury constitutes [[DealWithTheDevil making an employment contract with a Keeper]], which [[YouCantGoHomeAgain has some bad consequences]].
** [[SelfDemonstrating/GLaDOS The Unraveller of Mysteries]] steps in to interview Ami during her escape from the realm of the Dark gods.
** [[SelfDemonstrating/GLaDOS The Unraveller]] has one herself when Ami escapes from her by activating a Holy spell while deep within the Dark Gods' domain.
--> ''Unraveller'': [[DullSurprise "Oh. No. You did not just do that."]]
* {{Omake}}: Started getting several, most of whom are written by fans. Which makes them RecursiveFanfiction.
* OneWingedAngel: Played straight and subverted by most Dungeon Keepers as they can alter their forms. HilarityEnsues when soon after the Cathy-Jered-Snyder trio learn Mercury is a Dungeon Keeper, they expect her to "reveal her true form." [[spoiler:"But I'm human! I really look like this!"]]
** Played somewhat straighter when Tiger rescued Ami after her possesion by Crowned Death. See FusionDance.
* OneWordTitle: There's a few chapters named that way, such as:
** ''[[https://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/threads/dungeon-keeper-ami-sailor-moon-dungeon-keeper-story-only-thread.30066/page-3#post-6355720 Recovering]]'': About recovering from the Reaper duel.
** ''[[https://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/threads/dungeon-keeper-ami-sailor-moon-dungeon-keeper-story-only-thread.30066/page-6#post-6355791 Deadline]]'', which is also a {{Portmantitle}}, and is about the deadline to rescue some sacrifices.
* OrcusOnHisThrone: [[DiscussedTrope Referred to]] here: ''I hope I’m not expected to sit on my throne all day too as an [[spoiler:empress]],'' the teenager mused. ''I’d never get anything done.''
* OrgasmicCombat: Possibly mixed with SexIsViolence, with the first Reaper, when he's switched bodies with Ami:
--> [[https://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/posts/6355681/ The enthusiasm with which the Reaper took to killing was rather disturbing. Ami hoped with all his heart that those little moans and gasps he heard over the clanging impacts and crumbling noises were only signs of strain and effort.]]
* OutsideContextProblem: What Ami is, at least for the public.
* OutsideTheBoxTactic: Basically the main source of Mercury's power.
--> [[GodIsGood The Light]]: We will not go into further detail, because [[spoiler:Empress]] [[TeenGenius Mercury]] has a knack for finding [[SimpleYetAwesome creative]] and distressing applications for things she understands.
* PassThePopcorn: Ami and her buddies share cookies while watching Marda test-fight her new golems.
* PeelingPotatoes: As seen in ''[[https://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/threads/dungeon-keeper-ami-sailor-moon-dungeon-keeper-story-only-thread.30066/page-5#post-6355779 Musings]]'', it's Effectively the fairy sisters' punishment, for getting captured, since they were demoted and have to do it, as seen in
* PerkyFemaleMinion: Venna fills this role. Tiger did too, until she got promoted to Mercury's inner circle.
* PersonAsVerb: From [[https://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/threads/dungeon-keeper-ami-sailor-moon-dungeon-keeper-story-only-thread.30066/page-5#post-6355781 Disagreements]], referencing the Dark God of Brute Force, Azzathra:
--> If at first you don't succeed, use a bigger army. How very Azzathra of you, Matthia.
* PerspectiveFlip: Ami has to fight a team of [[MagicalGirl fairies]], complete with an InTheNameOfTheMoon speech.
* PhlebotinumHandlingRequirements:
** How to activate a Dungeon Heart: From [[https://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/threads/dungeon-keeper-ami-sailor-moon-dungeon-keeper-story-only-thread.30066/#post-6355661 the first chapter]]:
--> The dungeon heart, while not being sentient, reacted according to its programming when it felt itself being accessed. User is intending to use my power to destroy her enemies? Check. User's blood? On the cover, coagulated but present. Check. Strong source of magical power? Oh hell yes! Check.
** Properly activating an Oracle Tower, needs some potential to do so, as said by Camilla in [[https://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/threads/dungeon-keeper-ami-sailor-moon-dungeon-keeper-story-only-thread.30066/page-6#post-6355811 Towers]]:
--> "I was [...] tested for oracle potential. Nobody in my family had enough to properly activate a tower, but I can manage the projection trance for a short time.
* PhysicalFitnessPunishment: In ''Staff Difficulties'', Ami punishes her warlocks with physical training when they went along with Torian's plans for the Calarine Staff. Although, they were supposed to have that training anyway:
--> all of you will attend Cathy’s training sessions from now on until further notice. Unauthorised absences will have to be explained to me personally. I will not be pleased about having to take time out of my busy schedule to deal with something like that.”
* PlethoraOfMistakes: Well, Crowned Death... Stealing from the Empress... How's that working out for 'ya?
* PokeInTheThirdEye: Azzathra gives Ami one, in her Keeper Sight, when she sees him. It's described as "a hot poker being shoved into her inner eye"
* {{Portmantitle}}: Compound words and chapter titles count, so [[https://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/threads/dungeon-keeper-ami-sailor-moon-dungeon-keeper-story-only-thread.30066/page-6#post-6355791 Deadline]] is an example.
* PoweredArmor: Ami's personal armor in the duel against the Horned Reaper, as well as the weaker versions being made for the rest of her employees.
* PowerTattoo: Zarekos is mentioned to have an inverted pentacle on his forehead.
* PrideBeforeAFall: The character Torian, Empress Mercury's head researcher, has been set up for this with his desire for the [[AmplifierArtifact Staff of Calarine]] which Mercury disposed of [[DeathTrap due to it being a trap]].
* PsychoForHire: Rabixtrel, the (second) Horned Reaper.
* PunctuatedForEmphasis: When Ami has to choose what to wear in ''[[https://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/threads/dungeon-keeper-ami-sailor-moon-dungeon-keeper-story-only-thread.30066/page-7#post-6355839 Vanity Issues]]'', and her advisors are offering choices:
--> "I'm. Not. Wearing. That." Ami stated with finality.
* QuestioningTitle: The chapter called ''[[https://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/threads/dungeon-keeper-ami-sailor-moon-dungeon-keeper-story-only-thread.30066/page-2#post-6355696 Corruption?]]''.
* QuirkyMiniBossSquad: The fairies are one in opposition to Mercury.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Abbot Duval, [[spoiler: after being assigned to serve as a liason to Mercury]], is at least willing to work with Ami and consider the possibility she's on the right side after all. Having a direct line to the Light Gods helps, as does being a LivingLieDetector.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: All keepers; their eyes get brighter when feeling strong emotion, particularly anger, or when channeling vast amounts of mana.
* RememberedICouldFly:
** From [[https://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/threads/dungeon-keeper-ami-sailor-moon-dungeon-keeper-story-only-thread.30066/page-4#post-6355757 Generals Plot]]:
---> "Hey! Come back here!" Sailor Moon whined, panting as she looked at the back of the fleeing monster who had remembered that she could fly after being chased for several blocks, and was now taking a shortcut over a building.
** At the outset of the War on Crowned Death. Once, when assaulted by a priest of Crowned Death, Mercury is confronted by the priest's apparent invulnerability. She proceeds to throw everything and the kitchen sink at him. Unfortunately, this includes the [[MacGuffin Mantle of the Avatar, a powerful artifact she recovered in the previous story arc]]. This artifact was itself the object Crowned Death was looking for- and his priest escapes with it in his custody. Turns out the priest was not using a powerful intangibility spell, just a simple illusion that Ami could have seen through easily if she had thought to analyze it using her visor.
* ReversePsychology: In [[https://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/threads/dungeon-keeper-ami-sailor-moon-dungeon-keeper-story-only-thread.30066/page-6#post-6355808 A Promotion]], a character, [[spoiler:(it's Mukrezar)]] gets a warning to avoid Mercury, and his companion ([[spoiler:(it's his butler)]]) wonders if its reverse psychology or not:
--> "That blasphemer is far beyond your ability to handle. You are, in fact, expressly forbidden from interfering with her. Now go and fulfil your orders!" The crystal ball went inert.
--> "Reverse psychology, or simply an honest assessment?"
* RingOfPower: Mukrezar apparently created a number of schemes involving these during his takeover of the Avatar Isles. They are notable in the fact that ''almost'' none of them actually worked.
* RobeAndWizardHat: From Chapter 65: ''Audience With The King'':
--> standard blue robes and pointy hat of an academy-trained professional magician.
* RoleCalled: Dungeon Keeper Ami.
* SealedEvilInACan:
** The world's adamantine deposits are the can sealing away the evil of a deceased Dark God.
*** The dwarfs [[spoiler:try to use a similar idea to get rid of particularly dangerous Keepers by tricking them into a warded airtight adamantine chamber and locking them in.]]
*** Horned Reapers are also buried away by Reapers, because a Keeper getting rid of them in any other way is bound for retribution from the Dark Gods.
* SerenadeYourLover: One of the things [[spoiler:General Jadeite]] learned from reading romance novels, and a discarded plan to get [[spoiler:Mercury]] to fall more in love with him, as said in [[https://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/threads/dungeon-keeper-ami-sailor-moon-dungeon-keeper-story-only-thread.30066/page-5#post-6355769 Beryl's Plan]]:
--> Somehow, he didn't think she would be impressed if he serenaded her from below a balcony.
* SerialEscalation: Mercury's inventive {{Magitek}} approach to the setting leads to ever more awesome ways she manages to defeat her enemies. She's just reluctant to use some of the more spectacular methods, in part because she doesn't want to give any of her enemies ideas. However, [[spoiler: her sister Tiger has none of these inhibitions and gleefully fills Crowned Death's underwater temple fortress with a huge amount of Chlorine Trifluoride using the temple's own dungeon heart. For the uninitiated, that chemical is so reactive that it will vaporize rocks, make water explode (releasing a cloud of acids), burn ''asbestos'' and ignite glass and sand on contact. Oh, it’s byproducts are carcinogenic, too...]]
* SexIsViolence: Possibly mixed with OrgasmicCombat, with the first Reaper, when he's switched bodies with Ami:
--> [[https://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/posts/6355681/ The enthusiasm with which the Reaper took to killing was rather disturbing. Ami hoped with all his heart that those little moans and gasps he heard over the clanging impacts and crumbling noises were only signs of strain and effort.]]
* SexualEuphemism: When Ami was thinking about Malleus's memories, in [[https://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/threads/dungeon-keeper-ami-sailor-moon-dungeon-keeper-story-only-thread.30066/page-2#post-6355694 Oh Gods!]]:
--> Right now, her brain was working with several experiences of having a good time doing ''that'' with other girls
* ShootTheDog: [[spoiler:The Light Gods are sympathetic to Ami's plight. [[SincerityMode Really, they are]]. Nevertheless, they are trying to capture and imprison her - since they believe that as things stand, her intended course of action threatens billions of people and would allow the Dark Gods to spread to another world.]]
** [[spoiler:The saddest thing? It seems that the Dark Gods are already halfway there. Metallia is already semi-aware and the Vermin Lord has some of its minions attacking the Dark Kingdom.]]
* ShoutOut:
** One of the energy harvesting plans of Nephrite involved a girl and her passion for and lack of skill in cooking. To thank him and have him partake in her skills her family ''strong-armed'' Nephrite into getting a taste of the daughter's oh so delectable food. Later he's having trouble not regurgitating it in Beryl's throne room. The way it is written makes it obvious the girl in question being [[Manga/RanmaOneHalf Akane]].
** The author has stated that the Avatar's powers were based off of the capabilities of [[TabletopGame/{{Exalted}} a low-Essence Solar]].
** The Dwarves in this story are based off of the ''VideoGame/DwarfFortress'' Dorfs.
** Nero, Keeper Arachne's torturer, makes a reference to the EvilOverlordList when he sneaks by several people in the form of a snake: "Whoever had written that turning into a snake never helped was an idiot of the highest caliber."
** ComicBook/{{Watchmen}} gets a quote during the Underworld Invasion.
-->"You insolent- look! That, right there, is all of Keeper Mercury's strength that counts! Her best troops! We are too far from her dungeon for her to transport them back, so when the portal collapses, they'll be trapped here with us with no way to escape!"
-->"I think you mean 'and then we'll be trapped here with them'," the crone contradicted.
** A Dark Elf is mentioned once to be wearing 'a red-feathered cloak and a silly hat', this might be a reference to Franchise/FinalFantasy'''s Red Mage.
** Ami's special [[spoiler:youma-empowered]] imps are described as quite similar to [[Series/FraggleRock Doozers]] in appearance.
** Cathy and Jered might be a subtle reference to ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI''. Cathy is an ActionGirl who uses swords, and is the conscience of the group prior to joining Mercury (she is the last to sign up and is the most reluctant in doing so). Jered is a LoveableRogue, and a KleptomaniacHero, he encourages Cathy to join. They are, for most of the first two arcs, the only OfficialCouple (as well as a BattleCouple). They are both blond(e). These are all traits of Celes Chere and Locke Cole.
* ShrinkingViolet: Lishika. By youma standards. [[spoiler: Although that may be because she seems to be Beryl's [[TheMole beacon]] to the ''VideoGame/DungeonKeeper'' realm.]]
* SkeletonsInTheCoatCloset: Mentioned every so often, usually in regards to death priests:
** Death priests wear animal skulls on their clothing, that help them in their magic, helping them revive, and things like that.
** Cathy assumes that she and everyone else has to wear that aesthetic to conform with the dungeon's themes, after that is required to keep its corruption from altering the clothing.
* SpitTake: [[https://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/threads/dungeon-keeper-ami-sailor-moon-dungeon-keeper-story-only-thread.30066/page-5#post-6355780 Here]]:
--> it says, 'DANGER, READ THIS FIRST' in huge red letters," the priestess quoted. "'Contents: 31 ravenous vampires'."\\
Amadeus choked on his drink and spewed the reddish liquid from his nostrils. Once he had regained control over his breathing, he asked incredulously "Say what?"
* SlipperySkid: [[https://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/posts/6355736/ Here]]:
--> Marbles? CAREFUL!"\\
A moment after the warning, arms flailed and armour rattled as the tiny orbs got underfoot, causing soldiers to trip and fall, who in turn tripped up more of the pursuers. From one instant to another, the group of hunters was a mess of angry bodies sprawled over each other.
* AStickySituation: When the imps get access to glue:
** ''[[https://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/threads/dungeon-keeper-ami-sailor-moon-dungeon-keeper-story-only-thread.30066/page-6#post-6355816 Chapter 149: A New Arrival]]'':
--> all the goblins got glued to their chairs during the test.
** ''[[https://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/threads/dungeon-keeper-ami-sailor-moon-dungeon-keeper-story-only-thread.30066/page-7#post-6355817 Chapter 150: Healer's Prognosis]]'': Carmilla had her shoes glued to the floor, and the orc monitoring the imp and goblin testing got glued to his chair.
* StandardEvilOrganizationSquad: Most of the surface dwellers have this impression of Mercury's inner circle.
* StandardRoyalCourt: Ami's advisers all fall under this to some extent. Lampshaded by Jered after Mercury becomes Empress- he thinks some royal titles are in order.
** Cathy fills the role of Captain of the Guard.
** Jered fills the role of Treasurer and occasionally spy.
** Jadeite is primarily Mercury's military adviser alongside Cathy. Also something of a bodyguard.
** Tiger is a (self titled) princess...
** Snyder is something of an adviser on various deities, and so fills the role of court priest.
** Erasmus used to be the Court Wizard before his death; Torian fills that role now.
* SueDonym: When undercover, Jadeite names himself [[https://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/threads/dungeon-keeper-ami-sailor-moon-dungeon-keeper-story-only-thread.30066/page-3#post-6355735 Jason Dayte]].
* SummoningRitual: A long one, to summon a stationary object is used multiple times.
--> Ami had both of her hands raised high over her head as she struggled to pronounce the unfamiliar syllables of the spell. A clean circle of ground had expanded in front of her, pushing a ring-shaped wave of clogging blood outward as it grew in diameter. The magical circle's perimeter burst into icy flame, and thirteen evenly-spaced flickering runes appeared in the burning curtain.\\
Ami's voice reached a crescendo as she refused to let herself be distracted by the plight of her comrades. In response, lines of fire pulsed and drew a pentagram in the centre of the summoning circle. Suddenly, the entire room coloured with the bright orange tones of an active furnace when a tornado of flame exploded from the ground, sending large chunks of the summoning circle flying.
* SuperHero: The Avatar is this to the surface nations. That The Underworld regards him in a different light is putting it mildly.
* SupervillainLair: Keepers love turning their Dungeons into this, and the [[{{Mordor}} corruption effect]] certainly helps. Mercury does battle with a Keeper who turned their mountain fortress into a giant leering skull once.
* SuperweaponSurprise: Ami has the power to move items around within her territory. Her body counts as part of her territory. In short, she can move her arms fast enough to punch ''through'' a Horned Reaper.
* SurpriseJump: In ''[[https://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/threads/dungeon-keeper-ami-sailor-moon-dungeon-keeper-story-only-thread.30066/page-7#post-6355817 Chapter 150: Healer's Prognosis]]'':
--> “You! Let go of that imp right now!”\\
“Gyah!” Camilla jumped half her own height into the air at the sound of Ami's angry voice, coming from right behind the young fairy.
* SurveillanceStationSlacker: In ''A Better Plan?'', Theo, the watchman of Sleepymeadows is like this:
--> Just as a guardsman on top of the tower was keeping a watchful eye on the surrounding fields and pastures with a telescope, a second guard attentively observed the sensitive instruments that measured vibrations in the ground. In theory.\\
In practice, Theo considered watching the calm basins, swinging pendulums, and trembling indicators one of the most boring jobs in the world. He wasn’t going to take a nap while he was on duty, but he also wasn’t going to stare at the hands moving across never-changing charts all the time. That would lead to him falling asleep for sure.\\
Instead, he reclined on his chair and flipped the pages of a worn booklet, glancing from time to time at the instruments.\\
''Now what’s this noise?''\\
He listened intently for the feint ringing that sounded just as if he had struck his helmet with a teaspoon. It repeated, and his eyes darted toward the cylindrical chimes hanging from the wall, connected to one of the vibration-measuring devices clicking away before him. Alarmed, he stood up, put the book aside, and wiped the dust and spider webs off a huge board that covered the right wall. Nervously, he searched the comparison chart for patterns matching the graphs the mechanical instruments were drawing. Once he found them, he paled.\\
The proper authorities needed to be informed immediately! His keys jingled as he approached the dusty cabinet that held a crystal ball for just that purpose. He missed the keyhole twice in his haste, and hoped the orb would still be in good shape. As far as he knew, there hadn’t been a need to use it in the last two decades.
* TakenForGranite: Monteraine specializes in petrification, she's so good that she's stated to have taken out two ''Vampires'' this way- and Vampires have been shown to trump ''Reaperbots''...
* TakingYouWithMe: Ami to Morrigan. Since [[spoiler:she plans to blow up her dungeon hearts anyway, she first uses the Armageddon Spell to bring Morrigan's army into the blast radius.]]
* TheTalk: In [[https://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/threads/dungeon-keeper-ami-sailor-moon-dungeon-keeper-story-only-thread.30066/page-3#post-6355714 Research Breakthroughs]], from Cathy, after she learns of Mercury's crush on [[spoiler:General Jadite]]:
--> "Of course not. However," Cathy looked Mercury straight in the eyes, "who knows how things will develop in the future? I don't really know your background or what they teach to girls in your world, so I have to ask, for your own safety: do you know where babies come from?"\\
Poor Mercury, who had just raised the bottle back to her lips, splashed herself in the face and promptly had another coughing fit. With a face as red as a tomato, she stuttered "Y-yes, but I can't believe you- I wouldn't-" Suddenly, her eyes narrowed. "Wait, this is revenge for me surprising you, isn't it?"
* ATasteOfTheLash: In [[https://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/threads/dungeon-keeper-ami-sailor-moon-dungeon-keeper-story-only-thread.30066/page-4#post-6355758 Advisers Advise]], from a discussion with her inner circle on how to punish her minions, in a way she'd be willing to do:
--> "...flogging is used even in some surface armies," Cathy's energetic voice sounded behind her. The tall blonde was gesticulating with her hands, apparently trying to convince her boyfriend of something.
* {{Telepathy}}:
** Warlocks can communicate with their Dungeon Keeper using a spell for it.
** Tserk and other tentacle monsters are without mouths, communicating with others via telepathy.
** From [[https://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/threads/dungeon-keeper-ami-sailor-moon-dungeon-keeper-story-only-thread.30066/page-4#post-6355756 Chatting with Marda]]:
---> you made sure that everyone in a command position learned the spell for communicating telepathically," Jered pointed out
* ThereWasADoor:
** [[https://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/threads/dungeon-keeper-ami-sailor-moon-dungeon-keeper-story-only-thread.30066/#post-6355679 Escape from Arachne's Dungeon]]:
--> An imp dropped down out of thin air, startling the red demon who was leaning bored against the wall. Immediately, the bug-eyed creature started hacking away at the unfinished rock in a frenzy, sending up a cloud of dust that billowed into the narrow corridor. After tunnelling through barely half a metre of rock, it broke through into the chamber behind, sending a spray of crumbling debris and stone spilling on the expensive carpet below.\\
The occupant of the room was sitting in a high-backed armchair with red cushions, and was staring at the intruder with wide eyes.\\
"You could have used the door," the warlock stated with a nod toward one corner of the room, where the polished wood of an entrance gleamed in the fireplace's light. From the outside, it looked no different than any other piece of the wall. "From this," he pointed at the fuku-clad imp, "I brilliantly conclude that you are here to secure my not inconsiderable abilities for a Keeper with rather strange taste in uniforms."
** [[https://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/threads/dungeon-keeper-ami-sailor-moon-dungeon-keeper-story-only-thread.30066/page-8#post-7953410 Cornering The Duke]]:
--> Metal crumpled and bent under her fingers, and with a short yank, she almost ripped the door off its hinges. Purplish smoke escaped from the opening.\\
“It wasn’t locked, you know,” the figure on the throne commented drily, far less impressed than his court wizard.
* ThingsThatGoBumpInTheNight: Parents tell their children that Mercury (and presumably other keepers) will come and eat them if they are naughty. One of the sacrifices is confused when Mercury seems offended by the thought.
* ThirdEye: As said in [[https://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/threads/dungeon-keeper-ami-sailor-moon-dungeon-keeper-story-only-thread.30066/page-5#post-6355773 Assault on Wemos]], the idol on the Avatar Islands has one, sorta of. And it's magical and meant to [[spoiler:help ascend someone to godhood]]:
--> At its very top, the former ruler of the continent floated in the centre of the huge pentagram decorating the idol's bald forehead almost like a glowing third eye.
* ThisIsADrill: Dwarfs have drills to assault dungeons with.
--> [[https://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/posts/6355843/ A group of engineers assembling a large drill]]
* ThisIsNotAFloor: Ami inverts this in the episode "[[https://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/threads/dungeon-keeper-ami-sailor-moon-dungeon-keeper-story-only-thread.30066/page-3#post-6355736 Convoluted Rescue Plan, Go!]]" The floor is made invisible, but her opponents assume it has been destroyed. Leads to a [[WeNeedADistraction distraction]].
* ThisIsUnforgivable: What amounts to this happens during the [[https://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/threads/dungeon-keeper-ami-sailor-moon-dungeon-keeper-story-only-thread.30066/page-6#post-6355794 invasion of Dreadfog Island]], when [[spoiler:Empress Mercury learns that the undead priests of the Crowned Death have plucked out the eyes of 8,000 captive innocents they intend to sacrifice -- including children -- so that they couldn't cause trouble. Ami is ''not pleased.'']]
* TickleTorture: Sailor Moon does this with a Youma to see if she knows anything about Ami's location after her vanishing. Sailor Mars is embarrassed by the ordeal.
* TimTaylorTechnology: Some of the warlocks in Ami's employ think that way. The results [[SubvertedTrope disagreed with them]]:
--> ''Spell not working, despite the calculations looking correct? Simply use more lightning! After that little disaster, Ami had made sure that the restored labs contained nothing flammable.''
* TooDumbToLive: The DumbBlonde vampire, who is called "suicidally stupid" two scenes later in the same chapter.
** Ironically, this vampire survives both the fighting in said chapter, and Ami's later purge of the vampires. She is seen asking questions regarding the targets of Ami's persuasion campaign. "Your Majesty, can you offer us advice on the best approach here? Should we be intimidating? Select targets of the opposite gender?"
* TooFunnyToBeEvil: Mukrezar. Full Stop.
* TookALevelInBadass: Most notably being Ami, Cathy, and Tserk.
* TooKinkyToTorture: The Dark Mistresses, of course.
** [[spoiler:Averted in the case of Ami's psychological torture. She largely bluffs them, and the mistress creates the impression that she did unspeakable things to them.]]
* TrojanHorse: Monteraine acts as one while infiltrating one of Morrigan's Dungeons, with Ami herself playing the Greek.
* UnfortunateImplications: Tied in part to Mercury's [[AccidentalPervert reputation]], and mentioned repeatedly instory regarding how the rest of the world views some of her actions, such as with her continued employment of Tserk. [[invoked]]
* UnspokenPlanGuarantee: The reader learns about Ami's plan to rescue Jadeite from the Light temple as it's executed.
* VampiresSleepInCoffins: From ''[[https://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/threads/dungeon-keeper-ami-sailor-moon-dungeon-keeper-story-only-thread.30066/page-4#post-6355746 Invasion Planning]]'':
--> '''Ami:''' "True. But tell me, where do vampires sleep?"\\
'''[[spoiler:Jared]]''': Coffins.
* VerbedTitle: The chapter, ''[[https://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/threads/dungeon-keeper-ami-sailor-moon-dungeon-keeper-story-only-thread.30066/#post-6355677 Captured!]]''
* VictorGainsLosersPowers: How Azzathra's duels usually end, as said in ''[[https://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/threads/dungeon-keeper-ami-sailor-moon-dungeon-keeper-story-only-thread.30066/page-3#post-6355718 The Duel]]''.
--> "As you all know, our Great Lord, Azzathra the Mighty Tyrant, traditionally rewards the winner by bestowing upon him some aspect of the loser's strength."\\
"However, Lord Azzathra, in his infinite wisdom, has decided that such a gift would clearly be wasted ... she will receive some of the horned reaper's knowledge instead."
* VillainBallMagnet: Being the ''only'' instance of DarkIsNotEvil among Keepers, Ami cannot convince the forces of good that she means well. [[spoiler:With the exception of the Cathy-Jered-Snyder trio, and the mind-reading Light Gods. To the latter's credit, they have requested that the forces of good try to capture Ami alive.]]
* VillainousCrush: This is how the fairies think Keeper Mercury feels about Jadeit
* VillainTeleportation: Justifies the Trope from the original game by requiring a body accustomed to Dark Magic to pull off without exploding.
* WakingUpElsewhere:
** It's how Ami is introduced to the Dungeon Keeper world in the first place, as said in the third paragraph of [[https://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/threads/dungeon-keeper-ami-sailor-moon-dungeon-keeper-story-only-thread.30066/#post-6355661 the first chapter]]:
---> Ami Mizuno, currently Sailor Mercury, let out a soft groan as she woke. She was lying on her stomach, and, judging from the way her ribs, side, and face ached, had landed that way, possibly head-first. Feeling cold, rough stone under her left cheek, she raised her head off the ground. There was a stinging sensation and a slight resistance as coagulating blood stuck to the floor. Deep blue eyes opened and stared unseeing into the darkness. Ami could hear dripping noises echoing in the distance, and the cold air smelled of mould and a hint of sulphur. Where was she, and how did she get here?
** When Maggie wakes up in [[https://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/threads/dungeon-keeper-ami-sailor-moon-dungeon-keeper-story-only-thread.30066/page-6#post-6355791 Deadline]]:
---> Maggie opened her eyes, feeling drowsy. Confused by the softness of her mattress, she blinked as bright light blinded her. This isn't my bed, she realised with a start, and her heartbeat quickened.
* WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove: [[spoiler:Jadeite, the Youma General,]] seems to be heading this way. At first, he's confused by [[spoiler:Ami's, who's his boss,]] feelings for him. Later, by his own empathy.
* WeHaveReserves: Most Keepers -- three guesses who the main exception is.
** Played straight by Ami in the earlier part of the story with golems. [[spoiler:In fact she vastly overestimated how many reserves she had in her first major battle using them.]]
* WeNeedADistraction: Ami uses Tserk to break into a Temple of [[LightIsGood The Light]], filled with Priests, Guards, and the Fairy Sisters to rescue Jadeite using nothing more than a Wand that makes things go invisible, a flask of acid, a flask of base, some flour, some marbles, and two pills that transform whoever swallows them into mice. Tserk succeeds.
* WeWillMeetAgain: Tserk swears he will have his revenge against Keeper Midori. Why? [[spoiler:Tserk had ''finally'' convinced Cathy and Mercury to let him give them a massage, and Keeper Midori's scrying ended it.]]
* WhatTheHellHero: Dr. Mizuno to Ami in "Family Matters," though a milder example than most.
** Later Ami finally has a minor breakdown, blowing up in Camilla's face when she continues to say that Mercury is evil even after rescuing the civilians from Dreadfog and evacuating the Avatar Islands.
* WhenEldersAttack: [[https://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/threads/dungeon-keeper-ami-sailor-moon-dungeon-keeper-story-only-thread.30066/page-8#post-7953410 Cornering The Duke]]:
--> Only an elderly witch, her wrinkly face distorted in rage, swung her staff at the fast-moving blur that was Ami’s form.\\
Undeterred, the old woman proceeded to whack her on the head with her staff over and over again, cursing her with language so coarse her cheeks grew hot.
* WhereDoesHeGetAllThoseWonderfulToys: All of the [[VideoGame/DungeonKeeper villains]], and most of the heroes wonder on a regular basis where [[TrappedInAnotherWorld Empress Mercury]] gets all of her awesome equipment and magic from. Where dose she come up with these remote battle drones? The Airships, the Dominate Undead Spell? Attempts to steal/emulate it is the subject of several subplots.
* WingedHumanoid: Fairies, Angels, and Dark Angels, all have wings of one kind or another.
** As said in ''[[https://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/threads/dungeon-keeper-ami-sailor-moon-dungeon-keeper-story-only-thread.30066/page-6#post-6355816 A New Arrival]]'', Angels have "white, feathery wings".
* WontTakeYesForAnAnswer: When [[spoiler:Empress]] Mercury is reviewing and accepts the plans for the embassy for the Shining Concord Empire, a terrified Camilla is so certain of her doom she invokes this trope.
* TheWorfEffect: Ami's "fearsome" Reaperbots often serve only to illustrate how ''much more fearsome'' her current opponent is.
** They are still more than a match for most of the stuff she is expected to encounter from your average Keeper. They mow down hoards of undead like they aren't even there. It isn't until vampires, dark angels, or real reapers show up that they are faced with something they can't handle. A serious advantage for the Reaperbots against Crowned Death is the fact that they are not alive and therefore the OneHitKill gaze of his Lesser Aspect can't do much more than disable them for a few seconds, if its effect on Mercury's automated deep sea probe is any indication.
*** Which is why it's called the Worf Effect, not the Wesley Effect.
* XRayVision: The stated reason most of the Underworld wears leather clothing. Whether or not this is actually the case, or just an easy excuse to sell such clothing is left up to the readers to decide.
** Ami was nice enough to confirm it for us, ForScience only of course...
* YouCantGoHomeAgain: At least, the Light Gods don't want Ami to so long as she's a Keeper, since the Dark Gods will be able to follow her there.
** Also a problem for Jered, Cathy, Snyder and Camilla, as their accidental association with a Keeper make them untrustworthy in the eyes of most of the rest of the world.