''Galatea in 2-D'' is a fantasy novel by AaronAllston in which the hero discovers that his drawings can be brought to life. Unfortunately, he lets this slip to TheRival who sets out to eliminate him.

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!!Tropes included
* AchillesHeel: Literal, since you can paint Achilles
* ActionGirl: Penny
* AlphaBitch
* ArtInitiatesLife: the plot
* BattleCouple: Red and Penny
* BearerOfBadNews
* BluffTheImpostor
* TheCape: You can paint one.
* TheCasanova
* ClassicalMythology: a nymph, Achilles, Medea. . . .
* ClingyJealousGirl
* ColdBloodedTorture: In an attempt to get knowledge.
* CoolOldGuy
* ConvectionSchmonvection: Justified. If the artist didn't think of it, it didn't happen.
* DeadlyDoctor
* DividedWeFall
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes
* EvilWeapon
* FieryRedHead
* FlawExploitation: They know that Kevin will attend a con in person, for the adoring fans.
* FracturedFairyTale: Penny and Achilles do not follow their own legend. Fortunately.
* FrenchMaid
* AFriendInNeed
* GenreSavvy: Deducing Red's AchillesHeel. (Though [[{{Squick}} fortunately not all the legends of Achilles are accurate]])
* GreenEyedMonster
* HauntedHouse
* IGaveMyWord
* ItsAllAboutMe
* JustBetweenYouAndMe
* MagicalGirlfriend: Much to his horror
* MagicLand
* MagicPoweredPseudoscience
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone
* NoNameGiven
* PapaWolf
* PygmalionPlot
* RealMenWearPink
* TheRival
* ServantRace
* SpoiledBrat
* {{Squick}}: In universe, on discovering the actual legend of Achilles and Penthesilea , which fortunately, the painted characters do not follow. [[spoiler:Achilles killed Penthesilea. And raped her corpse]].
* TheTrojanWar
* WhatMeasureIsAMook
* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman
* ZombieApocalypse
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