->"In the [[GrimDark grim darkness]] of the 21st century, there is only boredom."

''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5474237/1/40k_ToyHammer ToyHammer]]'' is a ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' FanFic written by Rogue Psyker (aka Rogue Vector) (who also wrote ''FanFic/ZeroShock'') which begins when Michael is dropped off at his home by his [[SelfInsert friend]], only to find that most of his house has been turned into a warzone between the various races of the 40K universe: multiple Space Marine chapters, [[RedShirtArmy Imperial Guard]] regiments, [[AmazonBrigade Sisters of Battle]], [[KnightTemplar Grey Knights]], and the attached elements of the [[MachineCult Adeptus Mechanicus]], as well as the major xenos factions: Eldar, Tau and Orks. The 'twist' in this is that, for reasons that have only been hinted at to date, all of the armies and their respective weaponry, mecha, and tanks have been shrunk to the size of the miniatures from the game...but their weapons still work just fine.

HilarityEnsues as Michael tries to cope with the miniature freeloaders in his home, and they try to cope with Michael and the concept (not to mention execution) of living peacefully with each other.

A mashup of an ElsewhereFic, AlternateUniverseFic, CrackFic and slowly approaching FanVerse with the Omake chapters and the fact that there are absolutely no canon characters used, ''[=ToyHammer=]'' is another take at the 4chan writefaggotry based around 'Mini-Hammer' style FanFics, involving FunSize 40K characters appearing and running around in RealLife as a 'regular' human (called Terrans to differentiate them from the FunSize and more numerous humans) and his friends try to cope with things.

While initially the fic focused around the interactions between a full-size human having to do riot control over a large number of tiny, armed 40K soldiers, it soon shifts its focus more to the soldiers of the eternal war and their reactions to living a more peaceful life, one that doesn't involve them killing everything else. Christmas traditions, Valentines, co-existing with 'foul xenos' and 'dirty monkeys' are explored.

And then, the fun ends (and starts) with [[spoiler:Chaos making their rude entrance]]. The fic's last complete update on 5/21/2012; future updates will appear in pieces on {{Spacebattles}} before being posted on FF.net, such as the 3/26/2013 update found [[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/40k-toyhammer.225408/ here.]]

See ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' for the tropes from that universe.

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!!Provides Examples Of:

* AbusiveParents:
** While nothing is said of his mother, Michael's father was stated to have left marks on him.
** [[spoiler:Batel's father]] is just short of explicitly abusive. After all, [[spoiler:he drove Batel to summoning Chaos just to try and get rid of him...]]
*** [[spoiler:Turned up to eleven in the chapter where he becomes a daemonhost and Batel is physically unable to move from the terror of facing him again.]]
* AccidentalPervert:
** The Warp Spider Urual in the first {{Omake}}, who managed to teleport himself into the bathing pool full of naked Howling Banshees. HilarityEnsues.
** Michael tends to get hit with this a lot whenever the facet of Zara's psyche that stores all her emotions shows up, since she's got a habit of [[TheGlomp glomping]] him and cuddling in a way that's ''very'' easy for the rest of Zara's psyche to over-analyze.
* ActionGirl: A given, considering their origins... [[spoiler:and most of the female cast, which is definitely not such a given]].
* ActionSurvivor: Michael, Vincent, Alice and Batel...which is rather funny considering that all 4 of them are literal giants (say, [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Eva]]-scale) when compared to the miniatures.
* AerithAndBob: Given the mix of races, this is par for the course: normal human names like Alice and Vincent; 40K human variants like Ishabeth, Tomas and Eizak, and of course, Sohm Vekt; Madork Gunna (Ork) and Shas'ui D'lytir Nin'per (aka Sergeant Talon) (Tau).
* {{Aesop}}: Do not touch tanks, or their gunners will ''shoot you''. This leads to...
* AesopAmnesia: Vincent is shot by a tank gunner (with 'low setting' on their multi-las) for treating the tank like a toy. He forgets it by the next thought: "[[CrowningMomentOfFunny Cool]], [[CoolTank Land Raider]]."
* AffablyEvil: The Rose of Slaanesh [[spoiler:when attempting to recruit Michael]]. It goes down exactly the same way you think it does-what with the Rose being a follower of Slaanesh; TooKinkyToTorture AND a [[TheVamp Vamp]].
* AllThereInTheManual: Several of the the odder characters have descriptions in the author's personal forum on Fanfiction.net. There are also [[spoiler:some hints as to what's to come]].
* AlmightyJanitor:
** Michael, the KidWithTheLeash to at least four (miniaturized) [[BadassArmy Badass Armies]], including SpaceMarines, [[MachineWorship tech-priests]], {{Badass Normal}}s, and {{Badass}}es in general. Oh, and a {{Tsundere}}. [[spoiler:He works as an exterminator.]]
** Yoza. [[InformedAbility Considered the most powerful psyker]] among the Eldar (and possibly among the miniatures), he is still a relatively low-ranking Warlock.
* AndYouWereThere: Michael has a dream where Zara is his girlfriend, Emma is Zara's baby sister, and many of the Imperial commanders are friends and coworkers. [[spoiler:It turns out to be a ruse from the Rose of Slaanesh.]]
* ApocalypseMaiden: [[spoiler:The Cultist]] may be going this way.
* ApologeticAttacker: Batel really doesn't ''want'' to gut you like a fish...unless you're [[spoiler:her stepfather]]. Then all bets are off.
* AscendedExtra: Quite a few; many of the secondary characters have gone from {{Flat Character}}s who were added as padding to actual characters with CharacterDevelopment and a dose of Badass.
* TheAtoner: Comes with the job description of [[spoiler:being a Penitent Witch for Batel]].
* AudienceSurrogate: This role is passed around between Alice, Michael and Vincent, giving different perspectives and opinions: Alice does not enjoy the fact that there's miniature warriors running around. Vincent is on full out Squee because of it. Michael is trying to deal with it.
* AuthorAvatar: Vincent, per WordOfGod.
* [[spoiler:BackFromTheDead: Eizak, with an absolutely ''delicious'' one-liner; (Answering whether the Last Rites should be administered) "That will ''not'' be necessary."]]
* BadassArmy: >90% of the characters in the story belong to at least one BadassArmy or another.
* BadassBoast: More than a few of these. For example:
-->"THOUGH I FACE THE [[EldritchAbomination SHADOWS OF THE WARP]],\\
I SHALL FEAR NO EVIL, I SHALL FEAR NO FOE!\\
FOR I HAVE [[MoreDakka MOAR DAKKA]] THAN YOU, [[ThisIsForEmphasisBitch BITCHES]]!"
* BadassBookworm: Vincent kind of plays this straight, since he's a military otaku with lots of spare time and Website/{{Youtube}}. Averts IJustShotMarvinInTheFace because of this. However, Vincent then semi-subverts this since he's not at all fit (A quick run from one side of a parking lot to the other? Exhausting enough to get him mildly out of breath) and [[spoiler:gets his ass handed to him by the Daemonhost]].
* BattleCouple:
** [[spoiler:Justicar Amadeus and Canoness Samisha]] are definitely headed this way. Their parting gesture when about to head into battle? A knuckle tap. Others are starting to form, but whether its an actual couple or not is up to debate.
** The Stealthsuit team from the Valentines Omake are a Battle Foursome.
** Possibly [[spoiler:Danilov and Raquel]].
* BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind: The Mind War arc is all about this.
* BetaCouple: Several {{Token Romance}}s are the background.
* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:Emma]] during the battle with the forces of Chaos. Spectacularly so.
* BlessedWithSuck / CursedWithAwesome: Turns out, [[spoiler:both Michael and his sister are psykers]].
* BonusMaterial: Actually called [[GratuitousJapanese Omake]] chapters, [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5609065/1/ToyHammer_Omake_Collection these]] are semi-related chapters presented as one-shot gag shorts, especially with the main story taking the DarkerAndEdgier track.
* BringMyBrownPants: Doubles with BrownNote when [[spoiler:the forces of Chaos realize that their former Emperor has joined the battle]].
* CallingTheOldManOut: Batel vs Ryan. Ready... ''[[RoaringRampageOfRevenge FIGHT!]]''
* CerebusSyndrome: Starts setting in around [[spoiler:chapter 8]], although it doesn't lose the comedic elements.
* ChunkySalsaRule: Used whenever bolt weapons are involved.
* ClickHello: Tomas, using a Hell-Pistol.
* CombatPragmatist:
** Vincent's first weapon? A can of spaghetti. Followed by a bag of flour, which is then turned into an improvised explosive. Silverite is also this, with his backstory.
** Also; given a choice between a lightsaber, a chainsword, a psychic sword, a spear and ''every other weapon imaginable'', what does Michael pick? A ''fire extinguisher''.
*** Which really came in handy when his opponent started using fire-ball attacks.
** Michael, in the [[spoiler:Mind War]] arc, goes beyond the regular summoned small arms that's the local fare, [[spoiler:and begins breaking out the laser-linked gatling weapons for crowd control.]]
** Michael even uses ''himself'' against [[spoiler:The Rose: sneezing on her face as a distraction, ''biting her tongue when she is trying to kiss him'']], as well as a list of other solutions to some very...uncomfortable situations.
* ContestWinnerCameo: Kinda, since its more 'thanks for a critique', although many characters (such as [[spoiler: Trooper Sohm Vekt, Madork Gunna, Miles Henderson and Silverite]], to name a few), are actually expanded upon to become {{AscendedExtra}}s in the omake chapters or in the main plot.
* ConvenientlyAnOrphan: Averted, in that while Michael does live alone in a big house, its because of his grandfather's will - his family is still alive and well, with both parents alive.
* CosmicPlaything: [[spoiler:Batel's claim to TheWoobie status is her being the Chaos Gods' bitch and her father's... uh... [[{{Squick}} plaything]]. Michael and the rest may or may not be part of a plan of some kind.]]
* CreepyChild: Subverted by [[spoiler:Emma]] in ch. 20; see TheReveal below.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Silverite.
-->It was the strangled, near-panic cry of one of his men, “Brother Timmae“, and it was soon followed by the dakka dakka dakka of Silverite's [[GunsAkimbo twin bolters]]. Of course, that didn't last long until a roaring Ork stopped the firing. [[NoodleIncident A series of crunches and another dakka followed]]. The Ork's voice was next heard whimpering for mercy.
-->Justicar Amadeus gnashed his teeth. Near heretical he may be, but Silverite was not a coward nor incompetent.
** The named Grey Knights tend to be [=CMHBs=] or inverted; the three Grey Knights in Chapter 23 are more Crouching Badass Hidden Morons, since they are extremely badass but with a hint of moron (like feeding a normal human Space Marine-grade alcohol. For them its 'tipsy'. For [[spoiler:Michael]], its 'almost dead from alcohol poisoning'.)
* CryCute: Of all people, [[spoiler:Little!Zara]].
* CurbStompBattle: [[spoiler:Batel vs the Daemonhost.]] Also a RoaringRampageOfRevenge.
* CuteClumsyGirl: [[spoiler:Little!Zara]] and Ishabeth.
* CuteLittleFangs: Batel has either these or [[FangsAreEvil the not-so-cute variety]] depending on whether or not she's suffering from DemonicPossession.
* DarkActionGirl: [[spoiler:The Rose]] is a scarily competent one.
* [[spoiler:DemonicPossession]]: [[spoiler:Batel's step-father becomes a daemonhost.]]
** Although this may also [[spoiler:extend into MoreThanMindControl, if one listens to the Sorcerer's threats in Chapter 20]].
* DoubleEntendre: Put to ''glorious'' use by the Rose. To note: "She tried to ''jump'' on me!" "You could've said you liked being on top."
* DemotedToExtra: Poor Necrons, right after their awakening, they're greeted with [[FunSize equivalent]] of 1.7 kiloton raw C4 explosion inside a giant mining cave the size of starship hangar. Nothing [[ItsTheOnlyWayToBeSure out of the ordinary]] considering how resilient they are compared to the rest, but ''still''...
* DistractedByTheSexy: Zigzagged since [[spoiler:Michael does get distracted-as in the fight with not-Zara-but manages to shake himself free with outbursts of activity-voluntarily or otherwise, like sneezing from the Rose's perfume and biting tongue while she's trying to kiss him.]]
* EnemyMine: In chapter 20, [[spoiler:the ''Orks'' actually '''team up''' with Order to fight the Chaos incursion]]. The Assault Marine commander even lampshades this, [[spoiler:rationalizing that Orks team up with Order because everyone else will be there, while Chaos troops will be only available for a limited time]].
* EvilCounterpart:
** A lot of the Imperials have these in the [[spoiler:Chaos forces]].
** [[spoiler:The Rose]] is played up as one for [[spoiler:Batel]].
* EvilLaugh: [[spoiler:The Chaos Sorcerer]] is ''not'' a nice man.
* EvilSoundsDeep:
** [[spoiler:The Daemonhost]] pulls this, along with VoiceOfTheLegion levels of distortion.
** Averted with [[spoiler:The Rose]], who has a very soft, seductive voice.
* EvilTwin: Although not an actual evil twin sibling, the [[spoiler:not!Zara]] comes real close. Comes with FalseCrucible.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: Bows of Frustration[[note]]translation: {{Headdesk}}[[/note]]
* ExpospeakGag: "A lot of the crystalline data storage structures also seem to be irrecoverably damaged." = "We ruined his [=DVDs=]."
* {{Expy}}:
** After watching ''Film/StarWarsTheEmpireStrikesBack'', Yoza becomes one of Yoda, intentionally. When the going gets tough, he drops the act.
** A young woman who dual-wields two {{BFG}}s, one of which has an extended barrel and scope. Meryl from MGS, anyone?
** Cultist-chan/Batel's appearance and speech patterns are taken from the /tg/ Fanon.
** Briefly appearing (and seen but not named in later chapters), the Space Marines Dreadnought is the same as Fanon's Tankred.
* FalseCrucible: Teaching Michael that daemons will come at him in any shape and form, even [[spoiler:the bitchy {{Tsundere}}]]
* FangThpeak: Batel
* FantasticRacism: Par for the course at the start of the fic, but gradually diminishes as the factions learn to co-exist in Michael's house, and eventually team up for various reasons. They aren't completely comfortable around each other, but they've realized that given the circumstances, it's far better that they all work together.
* FanVerse: ''[=ToyHammer=]'', ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5970463/3/The_Enoch_File The Enoch File]]'', and [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5462654/1/Tomas_Sturm_Imperial_Commissar Tomas Sturm]] are all connected. (Commissar Enoch was a classmate of Commissar Tomas Sturm, and the same Tomas is the IG Regimental Commissar in ''[=ToyHammer=]'').
* FastballSpecial: Used by [[spoiler:Silverite and some Orks]].
* FemmeFatale: The Rose of Slaanesh. What, did you think her name was just for show?
* FishOutOfTemporalWater: Every miniature in the story.
* FiveManBand:
** TheHero: Michael
** TheLancer: Alice, now Miles
** SupportingLeader: Vincent
** TheChick: Batel
** TheBigGuy: [[{{Irony}} The minis]]
* FunetikAksent: The Orks, obviously.
* FunSize: All the minis [[spoiler:and the Emperor as well.]]
* GangstaStyle: Attempted, but [[RealityEnsues the pistol stovepiped]].
* GenreShift: From a whimsical GagSeries to a more serious and CrazyAwesome (but still funny) epic tale that twists the canon while still respecting it, showing us what happens when the more reasonable minds of the GrimDark future try to co-exist.
* GrammarNazi: Used by Michael to piss off [[spoiler:The Sorcerer]].
-->"YOU DARE STRIKE ME!? WHAT ARE YOU TO DO? WHAT WEAPON SHALL YOU FACE ME WITH!?"\\
"Uh, buddy, you just ended a sentence with a preposition."
* [[GratuitousJapanese Gratuitous Indonesian]]: Vincent commonly swears in Indonesian, [[JustifiedTrope since it's his native language]].
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Batel]], sort of, [[spoiler:since she wasn't quite a heel in the first place]].
* [[KnightOfCerebus Horde of Cerebus]]: [[spoiler:The Forces of Chaos, when summoned.]]
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: [[spoiler:Michael to Zara]]. Somewhere between 5'6"-6' compared to 0'2". [[spoiler: Inverted when Zara shows up at her true height inside Michael's head.]]
* ICallItVera:
** Grey Knight Silverite named his GunsAkimbo {{BFG}}s 'Facebreaker' and 'Mr. Right'. Facebreaker lives up to its name.
** Michael's weapon of choice is a fire extinguisher, which are called Big Red # (# being the number that he's at. With the Valentine's Day Omake, its currently at 7.)
** Vincent wields number 11 in Chapter 19.
* [[DeusExMachina Imperator Ex Machina]]: Quite literally with [[spoiler:Emma's intervention]] in chapter 20, considering [[spoiler:who and what she is]].
* ImperialStormtrooperMarksmanshipAcademy: [[LampshadeHanging Referenced]] in the "Ordo Vermin" {{Omake}}.
* IneffectualSympatheticVillain: Hilariously done with the Chaos Sorcerer. He's not exactly ineffective at what he does, but you have to feel bad for him when he gets continuously interrupted in the middle of his hammy-as-hell "I'm totally going to kill you" speech by quips from Michael's forces-at one point by a friggin' AXE.
* InterfaceScrew:
** Da ''WAAAAGH!!!'' and Madork Gunna's gun do this to the formatting. Lampshaded.
** As does Michael becoming drunk or [[ShoutOut knu]][[Literature/{{Discworld}} rd]].
* KlatchianCoffee: Literally. Michael is given some Klatchian coffee after experiencing 'Space Marine'-grade alcohol, and then causes some InterfaceScrew when he stopsusingspaceslikethistoshowhthesideeffectsofthecoffee.
* LargeHam: Any and all factions, as gloriously experienced back in the [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} source universe for this story]]. But [[spoiler:the Chaos Sorcerer seems to steal 40 minced-ham pies when he gets pissed off]]. Michael and Vincent also seem to be growing to enjoy the taste of scenery as well.
--> I HAVE ''KILLED '''MILLIONS'''''! SET WHOLE ''WORLDS'' TO THE ''TORCH''! ''BILLIONS'' HAVE ''COWERED'' BEFORE ''ME'' AS I ''DESTROYED'' THEIR CHAMPIONS! YET, YOU ''MOCK ME!?''
* LighterAndSofter: Very much so in comparison to [[CrapsackWorld the]] [[BlackAndGreyMorality source]] [[TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} material]]. All the human, Eldar, Tau, and even ([[BloodKnight to some extent]]) Ork characters seen so far are decent people who actually care about their fellow soldiers and are even willing to ally with [[FantasticRacism xenos]] once they start getting adjusted to living in Michael's house.
* LittleMissSnarker: [[spoiler:Emma]], of all people. She apparently enjoys being this.
* MadeOfIron: The little soldiers obviously aren't as durable in their miniature state, but they're still pretty hard to squish.
* {{Masquerade}}: [[spoiler:Michael tries to keep one up, but real people keep seeing through it.]]
* MeaningfulName: A coincidence, and a few purposeful ones:
** [[spoiler:'Vincent' means 'conqueror', and he later becomes the SupportingLeader (kind of).]]
** Batel is a Hebrew name for 'Daughter of God'. ''Which'' God is still questionable since she was once a Chaos cultist.
** We also have Miles, which means 'Soldier'. The guy was a combat engineer.
** 'Shas'ui Fi'rios Yon'anuk Eldi'myr' = Fire-caste veteran trooper of the Fi'rios colony, hunter-bird winged-knife' = 'Sergeant Talon of Fi'rios'. The author is [[ShownTheirWork showing his work]] here.
** "The Rose". She wants to suck out your soul (amongst other things) and sacrifice you to the God of Pleasure (not a euphemism). She's also incredibly hot.
* ModernMajorGeneral: Imperial Guard General Faust. He's really good at logistics and organization; combat, not so much.
* MoodWhiplash:
** Played for laughs at the end of Chapter 23. Michael has just been dragged off by a [[spoiler:Slaaneshi cultist with a heavy rose theme,]] and promptly whiplashes into absurdity when [[spoiler:his nose starts sniffling from his hay-fever.]]
** Continually through chapter 24. [[spoiler:Especially when the Rose goes from cheerfully teasing Michael to slitting the throat of a young girl (thankfully it was only a memory mannequin) within the space of two paragraphs.]]
* MoralityPet: Michael may in fact be this for the minis, since there's no other reason to not fight each other than the fact that Michael is around to keep them from doing so. Oh, and this pet's of the 'cat' stereotype with a [[RunningGag fire extinguisher]].
* MoreDakka:
** Orks. 'nuff said.
** A possible ChekhovsGun is [[spoiler:the gun club Michael has connections with]], gives us a potential increase in Dakka if implemented.
** Michael has the Grey Knights materialize a dozen Sentry Turrets from ''ModernWarfare 2'' and has them all blazing at full-auto at an advancing pack of daemons. The front ranks ''evaporate''.
* MortonsFork: In ch. 33, this is revealed to be the reason [[spoiler:the Emperor allowed the Literature/HorusHeresy and its aftermath]] to play out as it did - all the alternatives would've been worse, some much sooner than later.
* MrExposition: Vincent. Named as such in-universe.
* MundaneUtility: Some of the minis, mostly the various scout units, help Micheal with his day job [[spoiler:as an exterminator]]. Several Omakes focus on this.
* MyLittlePanzer: Played with, the minis are exactly the same size as their toy counterpart, but not only they're durable (accounting their armor at least) but are certainly dangerous due to fully functional weaponry. Even more literal with their tanks, especially after retooled to accept 'real' cartridge (read: Titan small arms ammunition), and Tau railguns are noted to be a s strong as decent rifle.
* NoodleIncident: Just how did Vincent and Alice get subdued by a coalition army that had trouble handling ONE human?
** We do know, however, that they fired an anti-tank rocket as a 'warning shot'... [[CrowningMomentOfFunny at Vincent's face.]]
* NormallyIWouldBeDeadNow: A variant.
--> Normally, I'd be dumbstruck, but since the Grey Knight had been kind enough to give me a four-line rhyming warning, I reacted.
* {{Nosebleed}}: When Warp Spider Urual accidentally teleports in on the Howling Banshees' bathtime.
-->Urual coughed. Blood leaked from his nose, yet he had never been struck in that whole time.
* OhCrap:
** Michael, when [[spoiler:he is found with little!Zara in a very intimate embrace by the Banshee!Zara, Warlock!Zara and Avatar!Zara]].
** [[spoiler:The Chaos soldiers]] also experience this (partly literally) when [[spoiler:Emma shows up]].
* OhNoNotAgain: Michael, Urual [[spoiler:to blacking out]].
* OneofUs: A few trope names (Batel is noted to be an {{Expy}}) are dropped. Not really surprising, considering that Vincent, the AuthorAvatar, is egregiously stated to be OneofUs.
* PercussiveMaintenance: Epitomized by Ad-Mech Cogboys.
-->'''Eldar Bonesinger''': I do wonder, mon-keigh, is how are you able to simply hit the thing and make it work?\\
'''Cogboy''': It may take two seconds to learn ''how'' to hit a machine, xenos, but it takes two decades to learn ''where'' to hit a machine.
* PokeInTheThirdEye [[spoiler:Michael]] gets one when [[spoiler:he accidentally gets a front row seat to a Chaos summoning]].
* PowerTrio:
** Michael, Vincent and Alice play (and sometimes switch around) the roles of TheHero, TheSmartGuy and TheChick.
** The miniature armies are themselves a PowerTrio (also BeautyBrainsAndBrawn); The Humans are the Mario, the Eldar and Tau are the FragileSpeedster / GlassCannon and the Orks are the MightyGlacier.
* PowerPerversionPotential: Explored with ButtMonkey Warp Spider Urual. Not that he did it on purpose-but you have to imagine what a Slaaneshi would do for his jump pack.
* PreAssKickingOneLiner:
** "My turn."
** "Hammer time."
** As well as a shout out to ''ModernWarfare'': "Oi, Suzy!"
** "WE ARE THE HAMMER/WE ARE THE HATE/WE ARE THE END OF DAEMONKIND!", among others from Chapter 23.
** And there is one for AN ENTIRE CHAPTER: "[[ShoutOut I refuse your reality,]] [[Series/MythBusters and substitute my own.]]"
* PrecisionFStrike: Used by Michael and Vincent.
* RapeAsBackstory: Heavily implied with [[spoiler:Batel]] and almost stated word to word in case of [[spoiler:Rose]].
* RealityEnsues:
** A semi-reclusive artist (who had just had his legs sprayed by miniature machine guns) and a nerd run across a parking lot while being chased by an ApologeticAttacker with a daemonically possessed KnifeNut. They're out of breath by the time they've gone halfway. KnifeNut is just about at their heels.
** Also, when the poser gangsta tries shooting his Colt .45 GangstaStyle and it 'jams' (it actually stovepipes), he tosses it away as useless. When the BadassBookworm gets a hold of it, guess what?
* RealityWarper: [[spoiler:Michael, in the mindscape. Temporarily, though.]]
* RedOniBlueOni: Justicar Amadeus and Grey Knight Silverite. Also a BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine.
* TheReveal: Remember that CreepyChild Michael met in the supermarket? She's [[spoiler: THE FREAKIN' GOD EMPEROR OF MANKIND.]]
* {{Rule 34}}: Mentioned.
* RunningGag:
** Michael's fire extinguisher, and his method of [[IncrediblyLamePun impressing]] the minis' commanders.
** Quite a number of chapters end with a variation of OhCrap.
** [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Bows]] [[HeadDesk of Frustration]]
* SadClown: [[spoiler:Vincent]]'s coping mechanism when [[spoiler:he's being attacked by a Daemonhost and the forces of Chaos]].
* SecurityCling:
** When [[spoiler:Tomas saves Ishabeth from her Chaotic counterpart]], it's hard to see her hug as anything else.
** Enforced with [[spoiler:Batel]], by [[spoiler:Michael]], who physically ''drags'' [[spoiler:Vincent]] so that ''he'' would be on the receiving end of that particular SecurityCling.
* SelfInsertFic: Vincent is a ''direct'' self-insert of the author, but rather than being a MartyStu, this Self Insert is a rather Squee-prone otaku who starts off with only ONE appearance in the first eight to ten chapters, but soon builds himself up to become the SupportingLeader as Michael and his friends answer TheCall.
* SexySantaDress: Used in the Christmas Omake, [[FetishFuel especially the one made entirely of red and white ribbons]].
* ShipperOnDeck: If chapter 26 is anything to go by, [[spoiler:Michael]] ships [[spoiler:Vincent and Batel]].
* ShoutOut: Now has [[ShoutOut/ToyHammer its own page]].
* ShrinkingViolet:
** Meliya.
** [[spoiler:Little!Zara]].
** Alice started out as one, but isn't anymore.
*** [[spoiler:Batel]] is her replacement.
* SlasherSmile:
** [[spoiler:Batel the Chaos Cultist]] pulls a jagged-toothed version of this during [[spoiler:her desperate attack on Michael and co.]]
** [[spoiler:As does the False Zara.]]
** [[spoiler: The Daemonhost as well.]]
* SturgeonsLaw : Mentioned.
* SupportingLeader: [[spoiler:Vincent]] is becoming this, [[spoiler:with him 'commanding' the various armies when they get attacked in Chapter 19]].
* SureLetsGoWithThat: This line: "Yeah...a warning shot, right?"
* TermsOfEndangerment: Zara repeatedly calls Michael 'mon-keigh' (Eldar term for 'human'). [[spoiler:This is the first hint that the Zara mind-shadow is not the real Zara, when she uses his name and 'my dear' to refer to him.]]
* ThatCameOutWrong:
** Meta-example. Jeremiah asks Tomas, "You got krak!?" He's asking for Krak-type anti-tank grenades, not the drug.
** Again with Zara, when she screams [[spoiler:"''I DO NOT WEAR PANTIES!''"]]. She actually has a 'combat membrane', possibly something like a [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion plugsuit]], which leaves no room for underwear, but still...
* ThereIsOnlyOneBed: Basically why Michael wakes up one morning with Emma [[spoiler:a.k.a.: The God-Emperor of Man]] in his bed: She was cold, and none of the other options were available (no room, too short to reach, or covered by more firepower than she was comfortable with)...and she explicitly admits that she did that to {{Troll}} him as well.
* [[ThisIsMySide This Is My Room]]: Each of the factions have claimed their own territory. The Sisters of Battle in the attic (inside of two old-school doll houses that are now abbeys). The Guard have a bedroom to share with the Adeptus Mechanicus and the Inquisition. The Space Marines have a bedroom too, with their own Adeptus Mechanicus forces as well as the majority of the vehicles. The Orks have the basement. The Tau are stuffed in a corner of the living room. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny The Eldar have the downstairs bathroom, and have only just figured out what the 'convenient landing pad' was used for]].
* TooKinkyToTorture: The Rose. Ohhhh...''yes''. She gets asked to fuck a chainsword. Her answer? "I'd be ''delighted'' to."
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Commissar Tomas loves his coffee.
* {{Troll}}ing: Emma likes to do this. In a MASSIVE one to Justicar Amadeus:
-->'''Amadeus''': Are you the [[spoiler: Emperor?]] I could swear that you are... well, perhaps a previous incarnation?\\
'''Emma''': No. I am not the [[spoiler: Emperor.]]\\
He sighed. So it wasn't true. Somehow, the Knight must have bee-\\
-->'''Emma''': Yet.
** Beautifully lampshaded in the chapter's title-[[spoiler: Deus Ex ''Psyche'']]
** There's also her [[spoiler: teasing/flirting with Michael. She might be the Immortal God-Emperor of Mankind, but in the current era she inhabits the body of an ''eleven'' year old girl. Cue jokes about being Michael's kid in the next life, his future wife etc...]]
* {{Troperrific}}: There's an astonishingly large amount of ShoutOuts, LampshadeHanging and LeaningOnTheFourthWall for a house that almost gets burnt down with every chapter (even in the omakes). **To quote Zara: As Michael would say- "OhCrap"...
** "Instead they're going to be Fate's ButtMonkey"
** "Yes, the girl there is an Expy of Cultist Chan. BreakTheCutie indeed..."
* {{Tsundere}}:
** [[spoiler:Zara]]. Oh so very much. Doesn't show her deredere side very much, though...but WhenSheSmiles...
** According to WordOfGod, the Howling Banshees are tsuntsun. [[OhCrap All.]][[CrowningMomentOfFunny Of. Them.]]
* UnfazedEveryman: Michael, and also Vincent (his reaction to a 1/56 scale army capable of massive destruction? [[{{Squee}} Nerdgasm]].)
* [[spoiler:TheVamp]]: [[spoiler:The Rose]] tries to be one, but fails utterly when [[spoiler:she picked the [[CrowningMomentOfFunny one flower that Michael was allergic to]] as her theme flower.]]
* WarriorPoet: The Grey Knights are fond of this.
* WhamEpisode: Chapters 8-12. [[spoiler:Chaos is here.]]
* WhenSheSmiles:
** [[spoiler:Little!Zara, who combines it with SecurityCling and CryCute.]]
** Any of the other traumatized girls and boys in the story.
* WithDueRespect
* XMeetsY: ''Literature/TheIndianInTheCupboard'' (or ''Film/SmallSoldiers'') meets ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}''.
* {{Yandere}}:
** [[spoiler: Zara again. ''Vaporizes'' the Rose with a bolt of lightning whilst the cultist was mid-kiss with Michael. To be fair, the Rose ''is'' a Chaos-worshipper...]]except her immediate remark to Michael is "Ah, you survived."
** Aaaaaannnndd ''of course'' [[spoiler: The Rose is as well.]] Turns out she has something of a BerserkButton in that [[spoiler: she actually starts trying to kill Michael after seeing Zara and him]] ''hugging'', despite the fact that she reacts good-naturedly to each and every attempt of her victim to murder her beforehand. And when she finally gets her hands on him she [[spoiler: threatens him with a knife whilst masturbating the pommel of a goddamned sword]]
* YourOtherLeft: Used by Jeremiah.
-->"Sergeant! Pass me some krak grenades. The ones on your left...no, your other left! Up two grenades, and your other left one. Yes, those."

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