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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 set up so all the do-gooder nations have someone to point at and say; "we're not like *them* so we're not evil".
* 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.
* BespectacledBastardBoyfriend: inverted, with Freetrick and Bloodbyrn. He's got the "bespectacled" and "boyfriend" parts down, but Freetrick's a NiceGuy. Bloodbyrn can't figure out why he won't do the "bastard" parts. He's said to have a "tenderness fetish".
* 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
* DaddysLittleVillain: Feetrick meets one at his first Council of Villainy meeting, where all the villains with unwed daughters send them to meet him. She's about 6 and would be a CheerfulChild if not for, well, evil. She's the only young lady there not dressed in something revealing, terrifying, or both.
* 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.
* DesignerBabies: Skreans have their children engineered through BloodMagic at conception. They can choose everything "down to what desserts they preferred". The high amount of Skreans who are raging madmen is often blamed on mistakes in this process, although it could be because everyone's [[KissingCousins distant-to-close cousins.]]
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: Most of the population of Skrea has this problem.
* EvilIsSexy: InUniverse. Skrean ladies fashions tend toward [[ChainmailBikini armored lingerie]] and SpikesOfVillainy. With the occasional garment made out of [[spoiler: live bugs]].
* EvilMinions: Most of the population of Skrea, subverted for some characters.
* EyeGlasses: Freetrick ends up with a pair of Pince-Nez spectacles when his Word-Magic vision correcting spells are deep-sixed by his natural Necromancy. Apparently, pince-nez' were chosen because they're painful to wear.
* 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!
** Tempest above!
* FormulaicMagic: Word Magic, but it uses sentence structure instead of math as the formulae in question.
* GodEmperor: The Skrean king ("Ultimate Fiend") is both the head of government and the earthly manifestation of the local GodOfEvil.
* 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
* HumanResources: The existence of this trope is used to make a joke about where Skrea gets it's slave population, and raw materials for human-based monsters.
* 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 [[{{Cyborg}} cybernetics.]]
** Skrean monsters are basically OrganicTechnology created by using a necromantic "life twisting" spell on people or animals.
* MalignedMixedMarriage: Freetrick and Bloodbyrn, and all of the associated CultureClash.
* ManipulativeBastard: [[spoiler: Zathara]]
* {{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.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Skrean names follow this.
** Love Wielding. You may as well wear a big sign that says "Everything coming out of my mouth is an attempt to manipulate you, seduce you, or seduce you so I can better manipulate you".
* NotSoDifferent: Every country has a DeadlyDecadentCourt; however Skrea's more honest about it (ironically).
* ObfuscatingInsanity: [=DeMacabre=] suggests "insane" as Feertrick's "[[BeneathTheMask persona]]".
* 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.
* PlanetOfHats
** CardCarryingVillain: Skrea
** IncorruptiblePurePureness: Virgin Soil
** ProudScholarRace: Rationalist Union
** ProudWarriorRace: Between
* RaisedByOrcs: Inverted, Freetrick was raised as a Rationalist citizen, despite being heir to the throne of Skrea, a nation composed entirely of evil psychopaths.
* 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.
* RightfulKingReturns: Freetrick is the prophesied king of Skrea who will shatter the foundations of good and evil. He hates his job, by the way.
* RightHandCat: [[spoiler:Bloodbyrn, after some convincing.]]
* {{Sarashi}}: Skrean undergarments consist of bandage-like wrappings.
* ShoutOut: Feetrick wonders if he should keep an eye out for [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings midgets with enchanted rings]] after being attacked by three wanabee heroes in as many days.
* SimultaneousArcs: Arcs that follow the main characters.
* SlapSlapKiss: When a Skrean woman slaps a man, she fully expects to be hit right on back. [[WouldNotHitAGirl Freetrick's adamant refusal to do so]] makes him come across as a bit of a pantywaist.
* StupidEvil: Discussed.
-->''"What we need to do, ladies, gentlemen, [[AndZoidberg and]] [[ReptilesAreAbhorrent reptiles]], is to take a good long look at ourselves. We must each ask ourselves this question: How Evil do I want to be? Do I want to chop up my brother into little pieces? No. Because, intact, my brother can give me advice and lend a hand when Iím in trouble. Do I want to eat my own children? No. Because my children can work and support me in my old age. Do I want to betray my friends, spread poisons across my land, and blot out the sun with never-ending darkness? No. Those things are not Evil. They are Stupid."''
** When Freetrick tries to get his subjects to stop being like this, he's met with appalled silence.
* 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
* TheNecrocracy: Skrean government is ruled by Vampires, Necromancers, and Fear-mages.
* TinTyrant: Skrean men's fashion.
* TreacherousAdvisor: [=DeMacabre=] for certain, and possibly everyone else in Skrea.
** [=DeMacabre=] especially
* VerbalTic: One Skrean despot always ends his sentences with "-ah".
** Zathara often talks to herself as if addressing a class of schoolchildren, and usually ends on "boys and girls".
* VillainousIncest: Every Skrean Ignoble is related in some way, even before un-marriage. Explains why they're all striking bugnuts.
* 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 Zathara greets her father]]).
* WalkingWasteland: Evil!Freetrick's presence causes plants to die.
* {{Wendigo}}: A Skrean monster, created by using life twisting to mass-manufacture cannibalistic [[TheSociopath sociopaths]] who [[TheyLookLikeUsNow look human]].
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