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''[[http://www.thekingdomsofevil.com/ The Kingdoms of Evil]]'' is an online serialized novel about Freetrick Fiend, a college student who finds out he's the new ruler of the Kingdoms of Evil.

As the new focus of all evil in the world, Freetrick must survive court intrigues, well-justified foreign invasion, internal rebellions, and a looming environmental catastrophe that might just kill everyone anyway. Because in a land of constant shadow, what do the monsters eat?
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!!This web-novel provides examples of:
* ActionGirl: Madene
* AlienLunch: Most of the plant-life in Skrea is toxic; however, Freetrick just needs to kill an animal before eating to avoid poisoning himself.
* AmazonBrigade: The Warrior Maidens of the nation of Virgin Soil
* BadassGrandpa: Teirchoke
* BananaRepublic: Although The Kingdoms of Evil resemble [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/Mordor Mordor]], they are actually a BananaRepublic.
* BattleCouple:
** Freetrick and Bloodbyrn. Aww.
** Also Istain and Madene. Ew.
* BecomingTheMask: How much is being evil a role, and how much personality?
* BelligerentSexualTension: Freetrick and [[http://www.thekingdomsofevil.com/?p=200 Bloodbyrn]], sorry! I mean, Bloodbyrn and Freetrick.
* BerserkButton: [[http://www.thekingdomsofevil.com/?p=117 Kendrick]] and anything from Skrea.
* BigBad: Subverted since the main character IS the BigBad.
* BigBadFriend: {{Exploited}}. Istain is sent to Skrea as a spy by the Rationalist Union specifically because Freetrick and him were friends since kindergarten.
** Same story with [[spoiler: Zethara and her parents]].
* BodyHorror: Skrean monsters
** Like [[http://www.thekingdomsofevil.com/?p=160 Mr. Skree]]
* BondageIsBad: Thus, it's the standard Skrean mating custom.
* BrilliantButLazy: Istain
* ByTheBookCop: Professor-Colonel Phinneas.
* CainAndAbel: Freetrick and his half-brother, Feerix.
* CallToAdventure : in the form of an [[http://www.thekingdomsofevil.com/?p=93 evil letter]].
* CrapsackWorld: Maybe not the whole world, but certainly the Kingdoms of Evil
* CultureClash: Everyone and everywhere
* CursedWithAwesome: Freetrick is forced to rule half a continent
* DeadpanSnarker: [[http://www.thekingdomsofevil.com/?p=160 Mr. Skree]]
* DecoyProtagonist: [[http://www.thekingdomsofevil.com/?p=28 Pon]], who appears to be a FarmBoy on his way to seek his fortune. You know, before [[spoiler: he's slaughtered]].
* DeliberateValuesDissonance:
** Everyone in the book versus each other.
** Skreans versus you
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: Most of the population of Skrea has this problem.
* EvilMinions: Most of the population of Skrea, subverted for some characters.
* FantasyGunControl: Averted, thanks to Universal Science (basically real-world physics, chemistry, etc.).
* FesteringFungus: Everything Evil!Freetrick touches during his time in the RU gets this growing on it. According to WordOfGod, it's the result of good and evil magic reacting to each other.
* ForeignCussWord: Strike it out, this is gibberish!
* FormulaicMagic: Word Magic, but it uses sentence structure instead of math as the formulae in question.
* GoodIsBadAndBadIsGood: The Skrean mindset. Thus, "Unspeakably ghastly to meet you" and "hideous morrow" are polite greetings.
* GreyAndGrayMorality: The main character is put in charge of all the evil in the world. Next step, figure out what the hell evil actually is.
* GuileHero: Freetrick Feend
* HypercompetentSidekick: Mr. Skree
* KilledOffForReal:
** [[http://www.thekingdomsofevil.com/?p=28 Check out the death of]] [[spoiler: Pon]].
** [[spoiler:Bloodbyrn's dad.]]
** [[spoiler:The Paladin.]]
* MagiTek: Word Magic, due to it's PowersAsPrograms nature, can be used to turn pocket mirrors into Smartphones. There is also mention of Word Magic cybernetics.
* MalignedMixedMarriage: Freetrick and Bloodbyrn, and all of the associated CultureClash.
* {{Matriarchy}}: The nation of Virgin Soil
* MyEyesAreUpHere: Freetrick's spends most of his time in the company of female dark aristocrats trying desperately not to look down. Mostly because he gets a slap if he does.
* ObviouslyEvil: Subverted with every Skrean character.
* OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent: Although he's in college, Freetrick and most of the other main characters before they hear the CalltoAdventure.
* OurVampiresAreDifferent: Many different types. Mr. Skree, for example, is rather like a three-way cross between a bat, a snake, and a human, but is still called a vampire, whereas Bloodbyrn's father, Lord [=DeMacabre=], looks like a week-old corpse. Bloodbyrn herself is of the sexy variety.
* ReligionIsMagic: Magic only works in the country the god[=/=]dess associated with it patronizes. Thus, [[FormulaicMagic Word Magic]] only works in the Rationalist Union, Love Wielding only in the Nation of Love, [[NatureAdoresAVirgin Virgin Magic]] in Virgin Soil, and [[TheNecromancer Necromancy]] and BloodMagic in Skrea.
* ReligionofEvil: Skrea...is one.
* RightHandCat: [[spoiler:Bloodbyrn, after some convincing.]]
* {{Sarashi}}: Skrean undergarments consist of bandage-like wrappings.
* SimultaneousArcs: Arcs that follow the main characters.
* SubvertedTrope: The main good guy is the king of evil, the bad guy is the hero.
* TheChosenOne: Kendrick, when [[spoiler:he becomes the Paladin.]]
* TheJeeves: Mr. Skree
* TreacherousAdvisor: [=DeMacabre=] for certain, and possibly everyone else in Skrea.
** [=DeMacabre=] especially
* YouKeepUsingThatWord: Love Wielders use "esteem" (which for the record, is a synonymn for "pride") to mean anything from positive energy to brownie points in an argument, including a slang term for ejactulate ([[spoiler: which leads to some uncomfortable imagery when Zethara greets her father]]).
* WalkingWasteland: Evil!Freetrick's presence causes plants to die.
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