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->''"[[TheWorldIsAlwaysDoomed The world is always in danger.]] The question is: At any given moment, just how much?"''
--> -- Elijah Valentine, Mage

[[http://lastmage.com/ Last Mage]] is an UrbanFantasy WebSerialNovel written by Andrew Eckhart. [[FramingDevice A man in custody is being interviewed]], [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture sometime in the future]], about a world-changing "Event". The man, Elijah Valentine, tells [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep the Writer]] [[HowWeGotHere he must start at the beginning]], and proceeds to, with some breaks where he explains his reasoning or discusses philosophy with the Writer.

Or, Last Mage is a tale about [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin the last Mage]] on Earth, who must save the human race ([[TheMasquerade and the other beings on Earth]]) from a tyrannical sorceress using nothing but his wits and powers. Though many of the things he accomplishes seem like magic, [[MagicfromTechnology they aren't]].The site also hosts some B stories taking place within the same universe and completely unrelated one-shots.

!!Last Mage provides examples of:
* AllLovingHero: Elijah really does love humans, while fully admitting their faults. He's not [[{{Glurge}} cutesy]] about it, but even his snarks towards [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters people who done him and the world wrong]] are rather mild.
* BatmanGambit: Rhianna delights in outwitting Elijah.
* BeMyValentine: Elijah inherited the surname from someone he loved particularily dearly.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: Elijah's an odd cookie and he [[LampshadeHanging knows it]]. At the same time being a definite GeniusBruiser with shades of GuileHero.
* CreateYourOwnVillain: [[spoiler: Elijah blames himself for Rhianna's rise to power, having failed to kill her when he had the chance]].
* DeadpanSnarker: Elijah is smart and bored. What did you expect?
* DefaceOfTheMoon: Because nothing says "villain" quite as loud.
* TheDeterminator: Elijah. And Michelle.
* DoomedMoralVictor: Elijah is absolutely fine with taking the sadder consequences of world-saving upon himself. He'd like his friends and helpers spared, though.
* ExpendableAlternateUniverse: [[SubvertedTrope Not in this verse, they aren't]]. However, Elijah's responsibility is this reality [[spoiler: other worlds have their own protectors - Elijah's special ability is a telepathic link to them, which he uses to get advice]].
* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: The Writer. Until the ending of the first book, anyway.
* TheFettered: Elijah, but very much not [[TheUnfettered Rhianna]].
* FirstPersonSmartass: Suprisingly understated, but it's there whenever Elijah narrates.
* FramingDevice: Interview in the first book, psychiatric evaluation in the second.
* [[FriendOnTheForce Friend in a Slightly Shady Government Agency]]: Michelle, for Elijah, in the first book. In the second she's quit to become a PrivateDetective, but they still consider each other friends.
* ForegoneConclusion: We know from the FramingDevice that Valentine survives and has saved the Earth-at-large.
* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen: Rhianna already rules one dimension, whose people are incapable of making a decent LaResistance.
* KungFuClairvoyance: [[spoiler: All the mages have (had) some sort of a special ability - Rhianna's is calculating the possible outcomes of a situation quickly and accurately, giving her the benefits of this trope.]]
* HonestCorporateExecutive: Elijah's day job.
* IntrepidReporter: The Writer is a down and out one. He hopes for this interview to change his luck. [[spoiler: And it does, just not the way Writer expected]].
* [[MadOracle Manic-Depressive Oracle]]: Delores. Makes her a bit of a GeniusSlob.
* TheMasquerade: "Demons" from other dimensions have lived in secret on Earth for quite some time.
* TheMenInBlack: They lurk around.
* TheMultiverse
* MultiversalConqueror: Rhianna, the evil mage. Mostly out of boredom, no less.
* LastOfHisKind: See title.
* LossOfIdentity: In the second book [[spoiler: Jason is surprised to learn he's lost his]]. Cue QuestForIdentity.
* OmniscientHero: Elijah (who knows exactly how good he is) [[SubvertedTrope is not one]]. And quite tired of [[BeAllMySinsRemembered explaining]] this to people.
* [[spoiler: OurAngelsAreDifferent]]: Boy, aren't they.
* OurDemonsAreDifferent: They're [[DimensionalTraveler tourists from paralell worlds]]. They do look [[AnimalisticAbomination more]] or [[UncannyValley less]] weird and display shades of BlueAndOrangeMorality, but mostly just tourists.
* [[ObfuscatingStupidity Obfuscating Sillyness]]: Elijah's favoured mode of communication, at least when there's nothing too important going on.
* ThePhilosopher: Elijah, but the [[TheCynic Writer]] tries his hand too.
* PlayAlongPrisoner: Elijah ''could'' escape, but he has [[TheFettered multiple]] [[SelfRestraint reasons]] not to. [[ProtectorBehindBars He still has a hand in things]].
* PlotCoupon: Yes, the Towers can do awesomely cool stuff in the right hands. Which is why they have to be secured against Rhianna.
* {{Protectorate}}: Elijah's is the world in its entirety. It's right there in the blurb.
* Really700YearsOld: Valentine is old, but he won't give an exact age. Given the [[AbrahamLincoln people]] he [[BeenThereShapedHistory namedrops]]... [[spoiler: He seems well able to give [[GunnerkriggCourt Jones]] a run for her money]].
* SealedGoodInACan / SealedEvilInACan: The King. Technically [[LawfulGood good]]. [[KnightTemplar Technically]].
* SuperSerum: Both Aiden's parents took it, aand... [[SubvertedTrope remained entirely non-super]]. Their [[SuperStrength son]], though...
* SwissArmyWeapon: Elijah has a shapeshifting one.
* TheyWouldCutYouUp: Aiden's parents are scared of this for him. [[spoiler: They are scared rightly.]]
* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture
* [[spoiler: TheUnmasquedWorld]]: [[spoiler: After the Event, with rampant FantasticRacism towards demons.]]
* UrbanFantasy
* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: The demons in the second book. FantasticRacism just doesn't cover it.
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