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->''"You hopeless idiots. Where do you think you are? This isn't a church. This isn't America. And it's not [[CharacterFilibuster Philosophy 101]]! This is [[TitleDrop Everworld]], you [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech blind, stupid, ignorant, willful jackasses]]. You simple-minded, narrow morons, these aren't [[OurGodsAreGreater gods]] you argue about. You [[RageAgainstTheHeavens fight them if you have the power]], and if you don't, then you do what they say."''
-->-- '''[[ManipulativeBastard Senna]]'''
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Sister series to ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' written by Creator/KAApplegate and Creator/MichaelGrant and published by Scholastic between 1999 and 2001.

The series is about [[FourTemperamentEnsemble four teenagers with opposing personalities]] TrappedInAnotherWorld, where all of the classical polytheistic gods, demons and legendary heroes from various mythologies fled when people stopped worshiping them in the "Old World." While dealing with [[ImmortalImmaturity lunatic gods]] and [[BigCreepyCrawlies insect aliens]], they must find a way back to the Old World. Unfortunately, the only person who might be able to help them return is Senna, the [[HotWitch witch]] who brought them to Everworld and shows up from time-to-time to either [[BigDamnVillains save their lives]] or travel with them and lend her magic to help. However, Senna has her own goals and plans for Everworld, and is more interested in bringing them to fruition than helping the rest of the group, and may be [[EvilPlan following a master plan darker than any of them could ever guess]].

''Everworld'' had many of the themes of ''Animorphs'', but aimed at an older audience, so it got to include "fun" subjects such as alcoholism, homophobia, religious intolerance, prejudice, obsessive-compulsive disorder and, the best of all(?), homosexual pedophilic rape.

Books in the series include:

* ''Search for Senna'' (1999)
* ''Land of Loss'' (1999)
* ''Enter the Enchanted'' (1999)
* ''Realm of the Reaper'' (1999)
* ''Discover the Destroyer'' (2000)
* ''Fear the Fantastic'' (2000)
* ''Gateway to the Gods'' (2000)
* ''Brave the Betrayal'' (2000)
* ''[[VillainEpisode Inside the Illusion]]'' (2000)
* ''[[WHAMEpisode Understand the Unknown]]'' (2000)
* ''Mystify the Magician'' (2001)
* ''Entertain the End'' (2001)
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!!Includes examples of:

* AbsurdlySharpBlade: Coo-Hatch steel weapons, particularly the jokingly-named "Excalibur." Galahad's sword is also tougher and more durable than your average blade.
* ActionSurvivor: The core four (April, Jalil, David and Christopher). They're just trying to stay alive long enough to get home.
* TheAlcoholic: Christopher
* TheAlliance: The group opposing Ka Anor by series end includes [[spoiler:the Norse and Olympian Pantheons, the Dwarves, the Elves, every Fairy mercenary that Dwarf gold can buy, Merlin and the Irish, and the core four]]. They plan to grow it even more.
* AlliterativeName: The titles of all of the books.
* AllMythsAreTrue
* AllTrollsAreDifferent: DumbMuscle [[TakenForGranite made of stone]], with rhino heads growing out of their chests. In thrall to Loki.
* AmbitionIsEvil: [[spoiler:Senna. She's more ambitious than every other character in the entire series combined.]]
* AncientGrome: We get both the Greek and Roman pantheons, who hate each other. Neptune and Poseidon are always beating the crap out of each other, and Zeus refers to the Romans as "that impostor Jupiter and his brood."
* AntiHero: Senna is a Type V on a good day.
* AntiVillain: Loki, who wants to survive as badly as the kids do.
* ArchEnemy: Several groups.
** Loki to the core four.
** Merlin to Senna.
** Ka Anor to all the other gods.
* ArtifactOfDoom: The Great Scroll of the Gods. Pick it up, and you become the DimensionLord of the entire universe of Everworld. Naturally, [[spoiler:Senna]] wants it ''bad''.
* AttackItsWeakPoint: The only way to injure Hel is to attack her living side.
* AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever: Loki's sons, Jormungandr and Fenrir are, respectively, a snake so big he encircles the world, and an elephantine wolf.
* {{Atlantis}}: One of the few decently-run, semi-democratic places in all of Everworld, courtesy of its real-world mayor, Monsiuer Le Mieux.
* AxeCrazy: Neptune, Hel, [[PsychoForHire Keith]], and [[spoiler: Senna in the 11th book]].
* BadassGrandpa: Merlin, of course.
* BadassNormal: The core four approach this as the series progresses. They'll never win any stand-up fights, but their ability to survive and turn situations to their advantage is very impressive. Any human characters they encounter are either utterly pathetic, or this, with special points going to Thorolf and the other Vikings.
* BadBoss: All the gods and Senna.
* BarrierMaiden: The "gateway" [[spoiler:Senna]], though she has her own agenda.
* BastardBastard: Senna.
* BerserkButton: For April, anything involving [[SiblingYinYang her half-sister]].
** Senna's list of berserk buttons include: [[spoiler:being called by her birth name, being in a situation where she isn't in control, any action that she constitutes as a betrayal of her, and the idea of anyone using her as a pawn in a scheme]].
* BetterThanSex: To Senna, using magic. She makes numerous quotes about it in ''Inside the Illusion'' to this effect.
--->''...filled me up, rushed through me, the sensation of power more erotic than any fantasy, more exciting.''
--->''The power, I loved it so, it filled me and fulfilled me.''
--->''It was mind, it was body, it was sex and money and power and revenge and triumph all rolled into one.''
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Holy manslaughter [[spoiler:and sororicide]], April.
* BigBad: Depending on your viewpoint, Loki, Ka Anor or [[spoiler:Senna]].
* BiggerBad: Ka Anor. The entire plot of the story is kicked off by Loki's desire to escape him. Every major scheme or plot in the story is generally caused in some way by him; either by his direct influence or, more commonly, as a reaction of his mere existence.
* BigCreepyCrawlies: The Hetwan.
* BigScrewedUpFamily: Loki's. Christopher says it the best: "As bad as Loki is man, his kids are worse. I mean, how is it that you're this Calvin Klein, underwear model-looking god, and your kids are a snake, a wolf, and a half-dead monster woman?"
** And that's not to mention the Wales family; both members that appeared in the series have a serious case of MoralMyopia, and it's implied in the ninth book that [[spoiler:Senna was conceived when her mother used magic to seduce her father, just as Senna is doing to ''David'' in the series]].
** Worse yet: it's implied that this [[spoiler: magic-powered seduction]] is how the Wales family has reproduced for ''untold generations'', and Senna may be descended from Morgan La Fey.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Senna. While it's relatively obvious that she's up to no good, she makes an effort to appear [[AffablyEvil polite and reasonable]] to the others in the first three books. As the series goes on, she eventually drops the facade and lets her {{Jerkass}} behavior come to the forefront when they continue to distrust her.
* BlackAndNerdy: Jalil
* BlackShirt: The [[spoiler:Sennites]]. Christopher describes them as a bunch of "hopelessly fried, [[UsefulNotes/{{Columbine}} Klebold-Harris]] wannabes."
* BloodyMurder: Witch's blood is poisonous. Loki's blood (which is black, and freezes as it bleeds) is apparently burning hot.
* BoisterousBruiser: Thorolf and the other Vikings.
* BodySnatcher: Senna can insert her mind into the body of a mentally unstable person, taking control of them. The owners are still fully aware when she does this, and think she's just a figment of their imagination. Senna being Senna, she doesn't waste the opportunity to [[DeadpanSnarker snark]] about it.
--->'''Fat Billy:''' You're not real. Go away now. Don't be bothering me. I took my meds.\\
'''Senna:''' You can't get rid of me that easily. I'm with the CIA. You know we can control your brain. You should have worn your tinfoil hat. It's the only way to stop us. Get up, Fat Billy. We have places to go, people to see.
* BornInTheWrongCentury: David, who'd much rather be a Greek general.
* BreakTheCutie:
** [[spoiler:Senna's]] backstory. See FreudianExcuse below.
** David's backstory, too. Heck, all the main characters over the course of the series, especially April.
* BreakingSpeech: An example where one character's attempt to break another with words is turned around and broken in return. Jalil attempts to point out to Senna that she's in a bad situation, being on her own in a world where she has few allies and many enemies. Senna promptly composes and responds with one of these, deconstructing everything from Jalil's confidence to his religious beliefs, to great success.
* BringMyBrownPants: David wets himself when they get to Everworld and are interrogated by Loki.
* TheBrute: Keith, so much. He believes in [[AttackAttackAttack force]], MoreDakka, and not much else. Even ''Senna'' thinks he has issues. In a purely story-wise sense, he's closer to TheDragon.
** Ares and Heracles fulfill this role for the Olympian gods, with their short tempers, love of violence, and incredible stupidity. Ares in particular is a wonderful case of DumbMuscle meets PsychopathicManchild.
* BuryYourGays: Bye bye, Ganymede.
* ButtMonkey: Even though he considers himself TheHero, David gets no respect.
* [[spoiler: CainAndAbel]]: Senna and April. But in this case, [[spoiler:April, the good sister, kills Senna, the evil one]].
* TheCaligula: Most of the gods, but Neptune exemplifies the trope.
* CantStayNormal: The first variation of this is a recurring theme throughout the series. As the series progresses, the characters want less and less to do with their regular lives in the real world, until eventually [[spoiler:they are forced to choose between staying in Everworld or returning to the real world, and all four choose Everworld.]]
* CarpetRolledCorpse: A rare example where someone's friends smuggle them somewhere this way, alive and willing.
* CharacterDevelopment: April develops from TheChick to an ActionGirl, Jalil experiences serious MessiahCreep, and Christopher drops [[PretendPrejudice his racist act]] and starts to contribute. Even David learns the value of teamwork, and slowly starts to recover from his BadassDecay. At the start they're four normal kids who can't stand eachother. By the end, they're a band of TrueCompanions, ready to do war with [[EldritchAbomination Ka Anor]] himself.
* TheChessmaster:
** Senna and Merlin. A good chunk of the first ten books is made up of the two of them trying to out-manuever one another. [[spoiler:Senna escapes him in their first three encounters, but comes off worse in their fourth]].
** Senna [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructs]] the "chessmaster" analogy in ''Inside the Illusion'', commenting that while a chessmaster has to be able to predict moves far in advance, people are very unpredictable; although she ''is'' good at [[BatmanGambit guessing what people will do]], her ''real'' talent is that she can [[XanatosSpeedChess think quickly and adapt to whatever unexpected situation she finds herself in]].
* TheChick: April's role on TheTeam, according to Senna, is to be the emotional center.
* ClassicVillain: [[spoiler:Senna]] representing a full temperament of pride, wrath, greed and envy. Given how [[spoiler:she]] describes magic you could even throw in Lust and Gluttony as well.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: What everyone thought Senna was, before the events of the series.
* CompellingVoice: Senna has a sort of compelling ''touch'' which can cause anyone to fall under her spell and obey her every whim, or believe something that is false. [[spoiler:Later in the series, she becomes able to extend it at a distance as well.]]
* CoolSword: Galahad's sword burns anyone who isn't supposed to touch it. It also survives physical contact with Hel, something normal swords do ''not'' do, and seems pretty much unbreakable.
* CowardlyLion: Christopher is no less able than any of the other characters, and when push comes to shove, he shows it. Otherwise, he's usually the first to advocate running away.
* CreepyChild: Senna, especially when she was younger, but still creepy as a teenager/young adult. When the author was describing the series online, the only character she mentioned by name was, "Senna Wales, a strange, disturbing girl."
* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Senna in the first ten books.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: The entire main cast, but David and Senna in particular.
* DarkerAndEdgier: Essentially, it was a darker and edgier take on a lot of what made ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' popular. And that wasn't the most cheerful series to start with.
* DarkMessiah: [[spoiler:Senna]]
* DeadpanSnarker: When Senna is actually traveling with the four, she tends to [[EmotionlessGirl stay quiet]], except to occasionally make a sarcastic comment to mock them.
** Christopher is also prone to snarking (especially in the books he narrates). Nidhoggr gets a few choice lines in ''Fear the Fantastic''.
* DeathGlare: Senna's cold, contemptuous looks; she prefers these to express disapproval most of the time, unless she gets [[UnstoppableRage really angry]].
* DidTheyOrDidntThey: In ''Enter the Enchanted'', April goes to see David in his room at the castle they're staying in, and finds to her surprise that he's shirtless, and Senna is in the room with him. David denies that they did anything, but Senna is in a suspiciously cheery mood afterwards and makes some rather suggestive comments. It is implied in a later scene that [[spoiler:they ''did'' do it, and Senna compelled David to forget about it]].
* DidYouJustHaveSex: Senna is unusually polite and courteous, even to April, afterwards.
* DidYouJustScamCthulhu: Merlin, while he lacks the power of the average god, still holds his own against them by using his intelligence, cleverness and imagination. Senna recognizes this, and later uses the same strategy to good effect.
* DirtyCoward: Anica, as noted by Senna while she was giving her TheReasonYouSuckSpeech.
* DoNotCallMePaul: "Senna" isn't her real name, though it isn't revealed until ''Inside the Illusion'', because the only two people who know about her birth name are Senna herself and her mother.
* DoNotTauntCthulhu:
** When the kids aren't kowtowing to the gods, they're insulting them.
** Defied by Senna, who ''repeatedly'' tells them that taunting Cthulhu is a very bad idea. The page quote is given by her after the core four flip off the African deities, which Senna thinks is outright stupid and unnecessarily risky.
* DontYouDarePityMe: Several characters express this.
* DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale: Senna's control over David is portrayed as creepy, but nothing particularly worse than that. It's implied that early on her actions are giving him flashbacks to [[spoiler: when he was molested as a kid at a summer camp]] or [[MindRape deliberately causing the flashbacks.]] Either way it's not okay.
* TheDragAlong: Everyone, at some point, but most notably the {{Expy}} of [[TheDragAlong Marco]], Christopher.
* TheDragon: Merlin has an actual Dragon, Senna has [[spoiler:Dawkins]] to act as her [[NumberTwo second-in-command]] and [[spoiler:[[PsychoForHire Keith]]]] as her primary physical crony, and Loki has Fenrir. Judging from what Eshu says in ''Brave the Betrayal'', the Orisha (demi-gods) play this role to the Great High Gods of the African myth the group wandered into on their way to Egypt.
* DragonHoard: The only thing dragons seem to care about is money. The best example is Nidhoggr, who, aside from being huge even by dragon standards, has a hoard to match. Yet when four magical items are stolen, he has a major breakdown and weeps "swimming pools of tears".
* DreamWeaver: Senna has the ability to project her mind into another person's dreams and control them. [[spoiler:This might explain the rather freaky dream of her that David had in ''Search for Senna''.]]
* DroppedABridgeOnHim: Debateably [[spoiler:Senna, who gets knifed by April in ''Mystify the Magician'', right after her moment of triumph, and then the book just ends abruptly afterwards]]. Definitely [[spoiler:Finn [=McCool=], an Irish hero]] who looks like he's being set up as a {{Foil}} to David and Christopher [[spoiler:and who promptly gets shot by an unnamed Sennite during an ambush]].
* TheDungAges: The kids' view on Everworld is not a positive one. And it's largely accurate.
* DyingMomentOfAwesome: [[spoiler: The already dead [[BoisterousBruiser Thorolf]] manages to bail the kids out of an upside down African afterlife ''by holding onto a messenger of the gods with his bare hands'' while Jalil blackmails the gods themselves (see CrowningMomentOfAwesome above). This leads to their release, resulting in Thorolf's immediate death...which he greets in true LargeHam style, demanding the Valkyries come and get him]].
* DysfunctionJunction: The core four, and Senna. [[spoiler:[[JustifiedTrope Deliberately,]] because Senna wanted a bunch of real-worlders mucking about and causing havoc without working together, so that when the Sennites come to conquer Everworld anyone who can shoots back rather than tries to talk to them.]]
* EldritchAbomination: The ever-changing Ka Anor. He's witnessed once, and all the kids can really remember is an all-powerful sense of revulsion.
** He is implied to be some kind of physical personification of PrimalFear. He's pretty much a living, sentient BrownNote.
* ElvesVsDwarves: Averted. The dwarves prize elven women as potential mates.
* EmotionlessGirl: Senna, most of the time, comes across as this due to her withdrawn nature.
* EnemyToAllLivingThings: Witches. [[spoiler: Like Senna]] No horse will bear them, and [[BloodyMurder their bodily fluids kill anything they come into contact with]]. As we seen in the series, at least with [[spoiler: [[AxCrazy Senna]] ]], it's pretty justified.
* EunuchsAreEvil: Or at least in the employ of Hel. Oddly, Hel's eunuchs do avert the EvilChancellor, SissyVillain archetype associated with this trope, as they are ''Viking eunuchs'', and thus big, brutal and tough.
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Even [[SelfishEvil Senna]] thinks [[TheSociopath Hel]] is nuts. Even the [[JerkassGods other gods]] think [[GodOfEvil Ka Anor]] is nuts, as is lampshaded by Christopher.
-->"How bad? Bad enough that really bad, really violent, really hard, nasty, evil guys are scared of him. Imagine Jeffrey Dahmer thinking someone else was really a hard-core psycho. "Hey, man, sure I kill guys and cut them up and put them in the freezer and cook certain body parts for lunch, but see that guy over there? That guy is crazy!"
* EverybodyHatesHades: Hel gets this treatment.
* EvilGenius: Loki is probably the smartest of the gods in his own warped way. He knows they can't beat Ka Anor and just wants out of Everworld. Hel is also far from dumb, to the dismay of all.
** [[spoiler:Mr. Trent]] is also the EvilGenius for the Sennites, being the primary recruiter and "mission control" who gets their supplies and arms, and presumbably delivers them to Dawkins.
* EvilVsEvil: This actually seems to be what's driving the plot a good portion of the time--both Ka Anor and Loki want Senna to keep the other from having her, and she's planning to overthrow both of them. The villains sometimes have alliances (like Loki and Ka Anor in the beginning), but even then they always seem to be planning to betray each other.
* {{Expy}}: Senna is a genderswap of the ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' [[ManipulativeBastard David]], April is [[ActionGirl Rachel]] and [[TheChick Cassie]] together, David is what would happen if [[TheWoobie woobie]] [[JumpedAtTheCall Tobias]] took [[TheHero Jake's]] role, Jalil is a human [[TheSpock Ax]], and Christopher is the GenreSavvy [[DeadpanSnarker Marco]]. This even extends to the secondary characters - Merlin is a mortal and vulnerable [[BigGood Ellimist]], Ka-Anor is the [[BiggerBad new]] [[OmnicidalManiac Crayak]], and Loki is what you would get if [[TheCaligula Visser]] [[LargeHam Three]] was sane.
* FantasyGunControl: [[spoiler: The Sennites ''laugh'' at your silly gun control.]]
* FatalFlaw: The god's is their immutability, Senna's is her ego and need for control, David's his urge to prove himself.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Senna is this for many, especially after she drops the AffablyEvil act. The combination of DeadpanSnarker and {{Chessmaster}} ability helps, causing some to overlook her JerkAss moments in favour of her capability.
* {{Flanderization}}: Subverted. The characters seem to be playing it straight for a few books, but eventually grow depths that shed a different light on past actions.
* FlawExploitation: Senna does this to everyone throughout, but especially in the climax of the story. Poor Jalil...
** Conversely, the core four are not above exploiting Senna's need for control to their own advantage. Jalil is especially adept at it, and he and Merlin put her through the psychological ringer in ''Mystify the Magician''.
* FieryRedhead: April. She's green-eyed to boot, and, of course, has an Irish ancestry.
* FriendshipMoment: Mostly between Christopher and Jalil, when they stick up for each other despite their many arguments, especially when that lapses into the "real world."
* FreudianExcuse: Senna in her ''Inside the Illusion''.
* FunctionalMagic: Used by wizards and by witches, though the rules and limitations of the system aren't seen in detail until ''Inside the Illusion'', when Senna details her experiences with using it.
* GambitPileup: With Senna, Merlin, Loki, Ka Anor, Athena, Jalil, and every one of Everworld's other major players all putting their own plans in motion, this was more or less inevitable.
* GangstaStyle: Keith. To quote Jalil, "He'd learned his moves from TV."
* GenreSavvy: Played with, or possibly satired: Christopher babbles about how the laws of movies and TV are inescapable, and even predicts his own [[spoiler: [[RedemptionEqualsDeath death through redemption]]]]. Defied by April.
* AGodAmI: Both defied ''and'' invoked by Senna in ''Inside the Illusion.'' She admits freely that she is no god, merely a mortal with [[WitchSpecies unusual]] [[FunctionalMagic abilities]]. However, she also pretends to be a god, creating an illusionary appearance and voice, and then passing herself off as one to the Sennites, in order to better unite and encourage them, and give her cause a greater sense of importance. (And she puts on [[LargeHam quite a performance]].) Played straight in ''Mystify the Magician'', where [[spoiler: Senna seems to honestly believe she's become a god, and starts to really [[AxCrazy act like one]].]]
* GodOfEvil: Ka Anor embodies everything bad. Fear, revulsion, lust, hatred, it's all there in one twisted, shapeshifting EldritchAbomination.
* GoshDangItToHeck: Played straight at times, averted at others.
* HealItWithBooze: April tries to treat Galahad's wounds and start a blood transfusion with limited 20th-century knowledge. She orders someone to get wine instead of water, as the water being germ-free is dubious at best.
* TheHeart: Senna states that she brought April along to play this role, and [[JerkAss Christopher]] to be the anti-Heart.
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler: Loki in ''Entertain the End'', now that escape is no longer an option]].
* {{Hell}}: Hel, both a place, and the Norse goddess who rules it. Boy is it a horror show.
* TheHero: David certainly tries, although the others often view him as little more than Senna's [[TheDragon protector]].
* HeroesPreferSwords: There's a reason David gets to carry Galahad's sword anywhere outside of Hel.
* HeroicWannabe: [[JumpedAtTheCall David]] starts out as this and develops into more of a hero before being gradually deconstructed back into this. [[spoiler: And then starts reconstructing himself in the last book. He's all over the place]].
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Christopher and Jalil unwillingly drift in this direction.
* HonorBeforeReason[=/=]HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: David in his protection of Senna. Senna herself inverts both tropes.
* HotWitch: Senna. Her magic can amplify people's attraction to her, resulting in MoreThanMindControl.
* AHouseDivided: Most of the series. It's rare to actually find the four agreeing on any course of action.
* [[HumanPopsicle Immortal Popsicle]]: [[spoiler: Thor and Baldor are frozen in Hel]].
* IgnoreTheFanservice: Jalil tries very hard not to look at, "Senna in profile" during ''Understand the Unknown''.
* [[ImAHumanitarian I'm A Humanitarian]]: Ka Anor eats other gods. They aren't happy about this.
* ImmortalImmaturity: Pretty much ALL of the immortals, save the Celtic ones.
** Athena tries to avert this, with varying degrees of success.
* InformedAbility: We're told that Etain, Christopher's crush, is very competent with a sword. She's never actually shown going into combat though.
* InformedJudaism: David, only brought up when Christopher feels like being a {{Jerkass}}.
* InsultedAwake: Subverted. April attempts to insult David's masculinity to "make him mad, wake him up" only to be rudely disabused in a rather creepy scene.
--->'''April:''' Where are Jalil and Christopher? Maybe they're still both men.\\
'''Senna:''' Don't try to provoke him.\\
'''David:''' Don't try to provoke me.
* InTheBlood: It becomes apparent in ''Inside the Illusion'' that [[ManipulativeBitch quite]] [[ItsAllAboutMe a]] [[JerkassWoobie few]] of Senna's traits were inherited from the maternal side.
** As an immortal example, Loki and Hel are notably smarter than most of the other gods, much to the dismay of the main characters.
* ItsAllAboutMe[=/=]MoralMyopia: Senna and her mother. [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in ''Understand the Unknown'' by David, when he notes that when Senna hurts someone, it's business as usual. When someone hurts Senna, it's unforgiveable.
* IWantToBeARealMan: David.
* JadeColoredGlasses: Done in a mild way to April, as she didn't break, but she definitely became more cynical.
* {{Jerkass}}: Senna, increasingly with each book. Keith is even worse, and Senna decides that he's a natural choice for her [[TheDragon chief minion]] as a result.
* JerkassFacade: Christopher. He comes across as a straight up {{Jerkass}}, but is more this trope, which he admits at one point. Sadly, he only starts ''really'' letting down that facade toward the very end of the series.
* JerkassGods: Lots of them.
* JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope: After [[TookALevelInJerkass taking multiple levels in jerkass]], Senna goes all the way in ''Mystify the Magician''.
* KickTheDog: Senna constantly does this.(Though she claims she's actually [[ShootTheDog shooting it.]]) Christopher and of course, [[PsychoForHire Keith]] also do it on occasion.
* KickTheSonOfABitch: Jalil to Senna on a number of occasions.
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:Ganymede, Senna, Galahad, Finn [=MacCool=], Fenrir.]]
* KnightInShiningArmour: Galahad. Finn [=McCool=] thinks he's one, but comes off as more of a JerkAss ArrogantKungFuGuy.
* KnightOfCerebus: While the series is DarkerAndEdgier, whenever the Hetwans show up things tend to go FromBadToWorse.
* LackOfEmpathy: All the gods to one degree or another, with Hel being the very worst. Keith and Senna suffer from it as well.
* LampshadeHanging[=/=]CatchPhrase "Welcome to Everworld" serves as a general-purpose lampshade.
* LargeHam: Pretty much every single one of the gods, who's personalities range from PsychopathicManchild to BoisterousBruiser. Even [[TheSmartGuy Athena]] has shades of this. Thorolf, one of the Vikings, is also a decent example, as are many of his crewmates, and Senna does it as an act for [[spoiler: Keith and his psychos]].
** Senna has a special, illusion-modified voice that she uses especially for maximum hamminess.
* LeftHanging: The ending of ''Entertain the End'', definitely. Unfortunately, it's also ''the last book in the series''.
* LoveMakesYouDumb: David loving Senna.
* TheMagicVersusTechnologyWar: [[spoiler: Deliberately set off and exploited by Senna.]]
* MakeThemRot: All witches--including [[TokenEvilTeammate Senna]]--have poisonous blood that kills plants, though apparently not animals or people. It can even render land infertile, which is why (in Everworld at least) witches are always killed in ways that won't shed blood, like drowning or burning.
* ManipulativeBastard: Anica, and her daughter even more so. Merlin, and even Jalil can also do this on occasion.
* MasterOfDisguise: Senna, and Merlin, the latter having been everything from a sailor to "an extra from a MadMax movie." Being a ShapeShifter and MasterOfIllusion helps.
* MasterOfIllusion: Senna and Merlin.
* MeaningfulName: Senna's [[DoNotCallMePaul real name]] ([[spoiler:Senda]]) means "Pathway" in Spanish. Her mother was a translator of languages, and apparently guessed that her daughter had inherited the ability to travel between universes.
* MessiahCreep: Ironically, atheist/agnostic Jalil, who evolves from a guy trying to rationalize the situation to the one with the most power to stop Ka Anor and genuinely cares about morality and such. Might also be "Leader Creep", since by that time, David has lost some of the others' trust, while Jalil's been building his.
* MightyWhitey: Subverted. Early leader David is Jewish, while later, leadership shifts to African-American Jalil.
* MindRape: Senna has the ability to do this. Poor David and Jalil learn the hard way not to tick her off, in ''Discover the Destroyer'' and ''Inside the Illusion'' respectively.
* [[DaddyHadAGoodReasonForAbandoningYou Mommy Had A Good Reason For Abandoning You]]: Subverted in ''Inside the Illusion'', much to Senna's disappointment.
* MommyIssues: Both subverted and played straight. Senna's mom was generally a nice person ([[ManipulativeBitch well]], [[SmugSnake sort]] [[ItsAllAboutMe of]]) who did want her daughter to be safe, but was too overwhelmed. [[spoiler: However, it was precisely her absence that caused her daughter's start of darkness, because Senna considered it ParentalAbandonment.]]
** Senna's stepmother contributes to her FreudianExcuse as well; she seems to have never become comfortable with having to take care of her husband's bastard daughter.
* {{Mordor}}: The land of Ka Anor.
* MoreDakka: The favoured fighting style of [[TheBrute Keith]] and the rest of the Neo-Nazi [[spoiler: Sennites]]. Justified by their lack of training, and effective due to their facing people who have [[spoiler: never seen a gun in their lives]].
* MugglesDoitBetter: Turns out gunfire can kill quite a few "immortal" things...
* MysteriousWaif: Senna.
* NamesTheSame: ''Animorphs'' fans must've been pretty surprised to see that David, one of ''Everworld'''s protagonists, has the same name as the SixthRangerTraitor from ''Animorphs''.
* NayTheist: Senna's official view towards the various gods of Everworld. She openly acknowledges their existence and often even scolds the others for not treating them as such, but also quite clearly states that they are not omnipotent, are too weak to use power correctly, and she even [[spoiler: plans to kill or reduce every god to a slave when she rules Everworld]]. It is unknown what her attitude towards the idea of a monotheistic {{God}} is, as the only things she's said about that sort of religion is that she enjoyed going to church and that she can't stand [[SoapboxSadie April's self-righteous religiousity]].
** Jalil as well. He can accept that these beings have tremendous powers, etc, etc. But none of them are gods, and as a straight-up atheist, he will not bow to them. In fact, most of the kids express these sorts of sentiments on one occasion or another; he and Senna are just the most obvious about it.
* NotSoDifferent: The similarities between Senna and April, and more frighteningly, Senna and Hel are repeatedly pointed out.
* NightmareFetishist: Senna takes a liking to some . . . rather odd things. The two best examples are in ''Brave the Betrayal'' and ''Inside the Illusion''. In the former, the characters are sent into a mirror world where [[AlienGeometries the sky is down and the ground is up]]. The core four find this extremely disturbing and disorienting, while Senna is cheerfully intrigued, compliments the African deities on creating such an awesome place, and compares the whole thing to fine art. A more disturbing example comes in the next book when Senna states that she likes watching crazy people, and it is implied that she has [[FoeYay a thing for Jalil]] because she enjoys watching him struggle with his obsessive compulsive disorder.
* NightOfTheLivingMooks: Hel does this of course, loosing TheUndead on intruders into her realm.
* NobleDemon: Arguably Nidhoggr. He's a TrueNeutral dragon in sort-of service to Hel, but he's not mailcious, and always keeps his word.
* NoManOfWomanBorn: [[spoiler: Merlin claims that no man can kill Senna. As is usual with this trope, that provides no protection against women. And since [[CainAndAbel her sister]] really doesn't like her...]]
* OfficialCouple: April and Jalil.
* {{Omniglot}}: Anica. According to the narrative, she can understand anything anyone says, regardless of language. In ''Inside the Illusion'', she recites the exact etymology of Senna's name.
* OtherMeAnnoysMe: Both the Greek and Roman pantheons exist in Everworld, and they can't stand each other. Especially Neptune and Poseidon who are engaged in an eternal turf war for control of the oceans.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent; Even from each other. Merlin's is normal sized (for a dragon anyway) and serves as his [[TheDragon Dragon]] in a literary sense as well as a physical one. Nidhoggr, on the other hand, is the size of Godzilla, and serves no one. Kind of a cool guy though.
* OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame: Greedy miners with beards, [[AnAxeToGrind axes]], and a limited ability at taking crap? Check please.
* OutGambitted: Senna outgambits Merlin and Anica in ''Inside the Illusion''. Merlin gets his own back in ''Mystify the Magician'' with assists from Christopher and Jalil. These are just some of the more notable examples; throughout the series, Merlin, Jalil, David, Senna, Loki, Hel, Ka Anor and the other gods run countless overlapping gambits that inevitably end up tripping one another up.
* OutOfGenreExperience: This was the only fantasy work that Applegate ever did; everything else she's written has been either sci-fi or realistic fiction, with the sole exception of ''The One and Only Ivan''.
* OutsideContextVillain: From the people of Everworld, the Sennites were this. They were just starting to get a handle on the concept of technology, of electricity, and all of a sudden, they're fighting against people with assault rifles.
* OvershadowedByAwesome: Senna is a powerful witch in her own right, but her powers don't look that impressive next to Merlin, Loki, Hel, Ka Anor or any of the other people who are out to get her. [[spoiler: Her recruitment of Keith and company is an attempt at rectifying the situation]]. Merlin himself suffers from this in comparison to the [[PhysicalGod gods]], as do heroic humans like [[KnightInShiningArmour Galahad]] and Finn [=McCool=]. As for the core four (who are competent enough by early in the series to be much more than {{innocent bystander}}s, they suffer from it when compared to just about everyone.
* ParentalAbandonment: [[spoiler: Senna's FreudianExcuse.]]
* PeoplePuppets: Senna not only has the ability to screw with minds, but to take a person's body over, provided they are either WeakWilled or insane.
* PetTheDog: Senna's reaction when she sees the people imprisoned in Hel.
* PhysicalGod: All of them.
* PowerHigh: Senna claims using magic "...filled me up, rushed through me, the sensation of power more erotic than any fantasy, more exciting. The power, I loved it so, it filled me and fulfilled me. It was mind, it was body, it was sex and money and power and revenge and triumph all rolled into one."
* PowerTrio[=/=]TokenTrio[=/=]ThreeAmigos: Superego [[TheChick April]], Id [[TheLancer Christopher]], and Ego [[TheHero Jalil]], during the time that David was bewitched away from the group.
* PretendPrejudice: Christopher.
* {{Pride}}: Senna, David, and almost every god.
** PrideBeforeAFall: Senna's ego is what ultimately derails most of her plans and eventually [[spoiler:gets her killed]].
* PsychoForHire: Keith, [[spoiler: and the rest of the Sennites.]]
* PsychopathicManchild: Many of the gods, and especially Neptune.
* PsychoticSmirk: Senna.
* RapeAsBackstory: [[spoiler: David, whose wish to be a "capital-M Man" stems largely from shame due to being molested as a kid at a summer camp.]]
* RagtagBunchOfMisfits
* RaisingTheSteaks: Done by various gods.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Senna seems to like doing this. She talks down all four of the other main characters in ''Discover the Destroyer'', then again in ''Brave the Betrayal.'' During ''Inside the Illusion'', she also lets Anica have it pretty bad.
** Jalil recognizes this, [[LampshadeHanging hangs a lampshade]] on it, and at one point (''Discover The Destroyer'') even deconstructs one of Senna's speeches point for point. [[spoiler: He and Merlin give Senna and her troops a joint TheReasonYouSuckSpeech in ''Mystify the Magician'']].
* RedshirtArmy: Everyone that is allied with the core four; played straightest with the Vikings.
* RedOniBlueOni: David and Christopher (red) to Jalil and April (blue).
* SadClown: Christopher, although his humour tends to be of the incredibly bad and/or racist variety.
* SavageWolves: Fenrir is an enforcer for Loki.
* ScrewedByTheNetwork: Because there was a chance the series could be renewed, the ending was deliberately vague. As a result, the series ends with [[spoiler: [[TheHero David]] having just come out of hitting bottom, and proceeded to mostly ignore him and leave him isolated, most likely because there wasn't enough length left to devote to building him back up. In addition, the Ka Anor plot ends up reading like a better foreshadowed, lighter version/prelude to the Animorphs' BolivianArmyEnding.]]
* ShapeShifter: Merlin and Senna create the impression of doing this, but it's all illusion. Eshu plays it straight, transforming into a lion during his battle with [[spoiler: Thorolf]].
* SiblingYinYang: Senna and April.
* SingleIssuePsychology: See its entry at the trope page.
* TheSlacker: Christopher.
* TheSmartGuy: Jalil, so much. It's why Senna brought him along. [[spoiler: Though he proved to be a bit of a disappointment when he wouldn't obey her, as Senna herself admits]]. Merlin is TheSmartGuy for all of Everworld, and Athena is TheSmartGuy for the Olympian Pantheon.
* SmugSnake: Anica is the straightest example. Senna can also be [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation interpreted]] as this.
* SoapboxSadie: April.
* TheSociopath: Keith, Hel, and debateably Senna.
* SorcerousOverlord: She may be a PhysicalGod, but Hel runs her {{Mordor}}ish realm as though she were a stereotypical EvilOverlord.
* SpannerInTheWorks: The core four themselves. [[spoiler: Senna brought them over to Everworld for this very purpose originally, but they ended up causing problems for not only the gods, but her as well.]]
* SplitPersonality: Kinda. The four live in both Everworld and our world. When one of them sleeps in Everworld, they reunite until they wake up there. They call this "CNN: Breaking News", where the memories of the Old World and Everworld collide. It gets to the point where they basically think of each life they live as separate people.
* TheSpock: Jalil
* SquareCubeLaw: Lampshaded when a character points out that an elephant-sized wolf shouldn't be able to move, let alone dragons being able to fly.
* SwitchingPOV: Between the April, Jalil, David, and Christopher. Senna gets her own VillainEpisode.
* TalkingAnimal: The horses Athena supplies the kids with in ''Brave the Betrayal'', and the pig who mugs them in ''Realm of the Reaper''.
* TokenEvilTeammate: Senna to the core four.
* TokenGoodTeammate: Athena to the [[PsychopathicManchild Psychopathic Manchildren]] that are the Olympian gods; Merlin and Ireland to Everworld in general.
* TooDumbToLive: The party and Dionysus are traveling incognito in Hetwan territory, trying to keep the fact that they have a god in tow quiet since, you know, the Hetwan's god ''eats'' gods. Dionysus gets bored, so he ''summons a party out of thin air''.
** Having said that, Dionysus' powers are derived from him being drunk. He's useless when he's plastered, but he's ''[[TheLoad worse]]'' [[TheLoad than useless when he's sober.]]
* TookALevelInBadass: April, Jalil, and Christopher move from hopelessly lost kids who just want to go home, to major players in Everworld. Even David does this, following his rebound in the final two books, shaking his dependence on Senna, and becoming a leading figure in Everworld's army, thus undoing some of the aforementioned BadassDecay. And then there's Senna in ''Brave the Betrayal'' when [[spoiler: her powers as a witch increase dramatically and she becomes able to extend her CompellingVoice at distances and even manipulate energies to move the course of an entire river.]]
* TookALevelInJerkass: Senna gradually becomes colder and more antagonistic each time she appears, which can be attributed to her revealing more of her true personality. Her actions in ''Mystify the Magician'' are perhaps the most [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope extreme]] example. This is lampshaded by the main cast, and in particular April, who notes that while she's never liked Senna, the arrogance is new.
* TrappedInAnotherWorld
* TrueCompanions: Takes a long time to develop, but it's very fulfilling to follow its development. The core four may not like each other all that much, but by the end are very close, and [[spoiler: are willing to give up their normal lives in order to help one another save Everworld]].
* TwoFaced: Hel.
* {{Ubermensch}}: [[spoiler: Senna.]]
* TheUndead: Hel is half-undead anyway. Only her living side can be injured, while the other side a) is [[NighInvulnerability nigh-invulnerable]] and b) continues to rot.
* UngratefulBastard: Senna and April, especially towards each other. It's hard for their relationship to improve when each time one saves the other's life, the other immediately acts like a bitch about it.
* UnnamedParent: Nobody's parents are named, with the exception of Tom O'Brien, the father of [[SiblingYinYang April and Senna]]. Doubly Subverted in the ninth book with Senna's mother; her actual name is mentioned in one of Senna's memories, but in the present, she is still consistently referred to only as Senna's mother.
* {{Unobtainium}}: Coo-Hatch steel.
* UnstoppableRage: Senna is normally an EmotionlessGirl, but when she gets ''really'' angry, she doesn't hold back. Pushing her BerserkButton, or putting HonorBeforeReason, tends to provoke this from her.
* UpTheRealRabbitHole: The protagonists continually refer to their world as "the real world". Others point out that this doesn't really make sense.
* TheVamp: Senna to a degree, who uses David's crush on her to control him. And then there's Hel.
* VerbalTic: Senna has a tendency to say the name of the person she's talking to ''[[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment several times]]'' in a single conversation, usually at the end of her sentences. In one occasion in ''Inside the Illusion'', she says Jalil's name seven times in one page.
** Interestingly, David ([[SixthRangerTraitor the one from]] ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'') exhibits a similar tic.
* VillainEpisode: ''Inside the Illusion'', the book which Senna narrates.
* VisionaryVillain: [[spoiler: Senna, very much so.]]
* VitriolicBestBuds: Jalil ([[TheSpock strait-laced]] BlackAndNerdy SmartGuy) and Christopher (formerly racist white guy SadClown and CowardlyLion) head this way as the series progresses.
* WeakButSkilled: Though not nearly as powerful as the gods, human magic-users (Merlin, Senna and Anica) can be quite influential if they use their powers wisely. The latter two, of course, also have the power of moving between worlds, which is difficult even for gods.
* WhatMeasureIsANonSuper: Senna, being the only member of the group with real magical power, often looks down at the others. From her point of view, they're mostly tools to an end. The irony? That's how the gods and the other players (esp. Loki and Merlin) see her.
* WitchSpecies: Senna and her mother.
* WorldDomination: The master plan of [[spoiler: Senna, of course.]] Or rather, [[DimensionLord Universal domination]].
* WrongGenreSavvy: David, who thinks he's the KnightInShiningArmor in an adventure story. Worn away, but never completely dispelled.
* XanatosSpeedChess: Senna prides herself on her ability to adjust her plans on the fly. In fact, this talent is one of her strongest assets, as she is able to escape virtually every dangerous situation she's put in and quickly recover from any setback or defeat, at least until ''Mystify the Magician''. Merlin's pretty competent at it to, and Jalil's learning.
* YearInsideHourOutside: The time difference between Everworld and "The Old World" is incredibly wonky. Even if all four of them are asleep in Everworld, that's not a guarantee that they'll be back in the Old World at the same time.

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