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-> ''"An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth, and pain for pain. I'll pay back my debts, [[DisproportionateRetribution with interest of course.]]"''
-->-- '''Lotto'''

In real life, Lotto, Boromid and Ah-Dol are average kids with average problems, but in the virtual world of Lost Saga, they're heroes. They might even become legends... if they can stop bickering long enough to level up. Whether it's werewolves running rampant or a gorgeous pair of troublesome thieves, our boys must be ready for anything, because in Lost Saga nothing is what it seems and murder can happen with a click of a mouse.

[[Administrivia/NeedsABetterDescription Needs a better summary.]]

In addition to MMORPG, fantasy, and game programming references, the {{manhwa}} is also about WhatMeasureIsANonHuman with respect to the [=NPCs=] that make the game possible.

Written by Son Hee-joon and drawn by Kim Youn-kyung; it was published in English by [=TokyoPop=] as ''iD_eNTITY'' (''유레카'') until the company dropped it, but it is still being published by Creator/MadmanEntertainment in Australia and New Zealand.

Compare with ''Literature/HalfPrince''.

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!!Tropes:

* TenMinuteRetirement: Lotto is quitting Lost Saga! Ha ha. Ha ha ha. [[ZigZaggingTrope Zig-Zagged]]: Lotto goes through the normal process of -retire for ten minutes -be doubtful about leaving -be convinced to go back, but then pretends to have quit for a considerably longer span after he resumes his online activity. Includes a disguise which is basically WigDressAccent with a [[RummageSaleReject rain cape]] and a pair of [[GogglesDoNothing goggles]] as a DominoMask.
* AbsurdlyHighLevelCap: Though the game limits the number of levels you can take in a specific class there are no limits on the number of secondary classes you take. As a result, you see people who have double master class. [[spoiler:Or in Aradon's case, ''triple.'']]
* AccidentalMisnaming: The below example of MaliciousMisnaming ''probably'' started out as this. Team Triple Threat do have genuinely awful memories. [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation On the other hand]], they also really like [[{{Jerkass}} screwing with people]]. However, this is definitely the case for the other characters to whom [[GotMeDoingIt the incorrect use has bled over]]. And for the readers.
* ADarkerMe: The Net allows more shut-in players to be their DarkerAndEdgier selves. {{Badass}}ery ensues.
* AffablyEvil: Many ''Yureka'' villains seem like this: [[spoiler: Jung Myung-Kun[[note]]Although close to pure evil, his goofy, easy-going side does seem to be a true part of his personality[[/note]]]] and even the Demon King, who is really [[PunchClockVillain a corporate executive working the register]].
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: [[TheStoic Aradon]]'s certainly popular.
* AndYouThoughtItWasAGame: When a normal SeriousBusiness excursion in Lost Saga turned into TonightSomeoneDies, to the gall and horror of the regular {{MMORPG}} players.
* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Jang Gun's sister Rose ([[SpellMyNameWithAnS or Jang Mi]]) drives him up the wall by sneaking onto his computer while he's on the Net--taxing his internet connection and causing his presence in Lost Saga [[HilarityEnsues to freeze]].
* TheArk: The transition from [[spoiler: Lost Saga to its final version Last Saga]] is projected in game as a massive, every-man-for-himself battle for keys which ultimately secure one's passage onto an Ark, predictably to escape a world-sweeping Flood. Boarding the Ark ensures the survival of your character and the preservation of your skills and items over the transition from the Beta.
* ArtifactTitle: Team Triple Threat / Lotto's trio is best known as such in- and out-of universe. All four of its regular members.
* ArtificialIntelligence: Becomes a significant plot point (preceded by a few [[{{Foreshadowing}} hints]]), both in its [[WhatMeasureIsANonhuman questionable nature]] and its relation to [[TheConspiracy big business conspiracies]].
* AudienceWhatAudience: Yeah, [[MisterExposition Ah-dol]], who ''are'' you [[http://www.mangareader.net/1583-49241-20/yureka/chapter-3.html talking to]]? Incidents like the last panel of this page happen infrequently throughout the first chapters.
* {{Backstory}}: It's well written (and long) so of course. Notable are the story behind the inception of Lost Saga and Dexon (which is likely still being fleshed out, but began concretely as early as chapter twenty) and the explanation of what [[spoiler: Jaeha]]'s deal is.
* BadassBoast: Many--oh alright, ''most''--players are prone to these. Notable for pulling them off are [[{{Jerkass}} Lotto]] and [[BewareTheNiceOnes Ah-dol]], who are just plain scary at times.
* BadassBookworm / GeniusBruiser: Both are par for the course in a series where most of the physical altercations are actually fights in an MMORPG. The biggest nerds are the best players: people who don't look the part can be strong fighters, and people who look like walls of muscle are still spending their free time in a role-playing game.
** Hacking prowess grants maxed out stats and super speed; maxed out stats and super speed arise from hacking prowess.
* BadassCreed: For [[MagnificentBastard Lotto]], refer to the quote at the top of the page. ''Brrr''.
* BadGuyBar: A certain digital bar is where the individuals at the top of the Killing field hang out with the corrupt schemer ruling a legitimate corporation from behind the scenes in the company of the occasional abandoned AI. Our [[AntiHero less-than-reputable heroes]] enact a few business deals there as well.
* BareFistedMonk: Ah-dol and Ryuga.
* BattleCouple: Rapha and John, Lotto and Yureka, Remy and Kazbar.
* TheBeastmaster: Myriah
* BeneathTheMask: Offline, Lotto is quiet, inoffensive and studious, especially in school. His classmates think his whole life is harmless studying. He's standoffish, but sweetly polite. On the Net he is heartless, manipulative, violent, and basically his real self.
* BerserkButton: Don't call the real Yureka "Fake Yureka".
** Do not allude to Lotto's [[TheNapoleon height deficiencies]]. He will [[PlayingWithFire blast]] you till you're at least medium rare.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: If Yureka gets ''really'' mad at you... you are ''going to die''.
** As a matter of fact, every single character who's ever been nice in ''Yureka''? Be afraid.
* BigBadassBattleSequence: The end of the Demon War. Turns out the players actually cared. A lot.
* BishieSparkle: Shows up in the art sometimes for equal parts [[RuleOfFunny hilarious]], [[RuleOfDrama touching]], and [[{{Narm}} hilarious when it's supposed to be touching]].
* BitchInSheepsClothing: The popular opinion of [[TheDitz Yureka]] amongst the main cast she is friends/acquainted with that don't know [[spoiler:she is an AI, due to the fact that [[ManipulativeBastard Lotto]] doesn't change his bipolar behavior very much when he plays as her.]]
* BlandNameProduct: Dexon, the developer of the Lost Saga virtual reality MMO sounds awfully similiar to Nexon, the publisher of the [[{{Mabinogi}} MMO game the manhwa authors plays.]]
* BlindWeaponmaster: [[spoiler: Lowe after being temporarily blinded]]. [[DeconstructedTrope Sure, he can barely walk]], but he knows his way even better around his sword.
* BloodFromTheMouth: May happen after a [[http://www.mangareader.net/yureka/190/9 bad injury]] (check the entry for PunchedAcrossTheRoom). Has been used both in [[RuleOfDrama extremely dramatic]] and [[RuleOfFunny ludicrously comical]] situations.
* BountyHunter: Aradon
* BrainUploading: Method [[spoiler: Dexon]] has used to create [[spoiler: experimental [[{{NPC}} NPCs]]]]. Also [[spoiler: Jaeha's]] much-sought-after method of [[spoiler: AI doppelganger creation.]]
* BreakingTheFourthWall:
** An in-series fourth wall break is when the characters pressure a goblin NPC into admitting that the data processes of the game was slow and that it was the cause of them having to wait for the FinalBoss.
** References to the fact that the characters are in a manhwa pop up at times.
*** A RunningGag involving this trope is done by Boromid who complains about not getting enough close ups. He even goes as far as commenting [[NoFourthWall on panel design]].
* BreakThemByTalking: Lotto's specialty.
* BrokenPedestal: Might be a factor in [[BrattyHalfPint Jijon Jang]]'s view of the higher-level players who were the "heroes" of the end of the beta. It's hard to say, as he decided to show the admiration we've seen him express for them by being a complete {{Jerkass}} to them and manipulating them in every way he can think of, picking them out specifically as targets to scam. If his admiration for them changed after actual encounters with them...who can say?
* ButForMeItWasTuesday: [[InvertedTrope Sort of.]] K.C. and Julie's involvement with Team Triple Threat was the most embarrassing and horrifying of all their online experiences. For the protagonists, it was just another of their scams ([[spoiler: that was actually not for personal profit]]) and they have no idea why the Fallen Angels [[{{Revenge}} threw them into a pit]].
* ButtMonkey: Boromid and the Three Black Stars.
* CallingYourAttacks: Magic spells are named and casting is usually accompanied with the calling of such, which text has implied is necessary.
* CalvinBall: Most times, the ways and whys of Lost Saga are meticulously explained. Other times, the reader is left to wonder what the heck is going on. Can any one game be this complicated? Really?
* CelibateHero: Lotto has to go out of his way to avoid his admirers at school. This is [[RealLife real life]], so they think he's a quiet-but-cute scholarly kid. If they try ''too'' hard, he sics the way-too-enthusiastic Boromir on them.
* CerebusSyndrome: While never the whacky tale of [[WakeUpGoToSchoolSaveTheWorld high school hijinks]] its summary makes it seem like it could be, ''Yureka'' has definitely dipped deeper into the grim and philosophical over its run, concerned less with the quirks and nuances of playing an {{MMORPG}} and more with the MythArc of corporate corruption and its analysis of a CloningBlues / GrewBeyondTheirProgramming -based MindScrew. --The humor grows less dense, but retains the same tone throughout.
* CharacterFocus: Events succeeding the Demon War Arc zeroed in considerably on Lotto. [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters Many characters]] get their time in the limelight in such a fashion, though rarely to such an extreme level.
* CharacterClassSystem: Certainly. Lost Saga uses an intricately simple one.
* ChekhovMIA: Fans are calling it on Lotto's [[DisappearedDad father]].
* ClarkKenting: It's illegal to alter one's appearance on the Net, so characters who want to exploit the {{GIFT}} [[InvokedTrope have to disguise themselves entirely with clothes and attitude.]] It's a recurrent theme, but is [[ReconstructedTrope played with realism]] and isn't [[PaperThinDisguise infallible]]: those actively invoking this get delayed recognition at best.
** In-game, pop duo The Lovely Angels don't wear makeup.
** Out-of-game, Lotto wears glasses and combs his hair (and tries to act mild-mannered).
*** Jyung Mung-Gun eventually connects the loud-mouthed manipulator he rendezvoused with in a digital bar with the quiet (shorter) kid in glasses and a baseball cap he showed around a hospital for a friend.
* ClassAndLevelSystem: Utilized by [[{{MMORPG}} Lost Saga]]. Encompassed by CharacterClassSystem.
* CloningBlues: Arises in full force with the introduced plot point of [[spoiler: {{NPC}}s based off of real people's brain patterns]].
* ComedicSociopathy: A sizeable chunk of the misfortune befalling all characters falls into this category. The author seems to find it an invaluable writing tool. It's done well, so the schadenfreude kicks in and you laugh every time one of our heroes gets dealt a hand of hard luck. Mostly utilized in brief gags.
* CommonCharacterClasses: All of these types appear in Lost Saga, most including multiple classes. There are, of course, other classes as well. [[{{Ninja}} Ranger]], anyone?
* CompetenceZone: [[AvertedTrope Averted]]. The age range starts fluid and widens as the series goes on.
** Lost Saga is likely aimed at teens and young adults in-universe, but [[OneOfUs the writer]] is clearly aware that [[PeripheryDemographic children and adults outside the target demographic can excel in such environments]]. Serious players (so, threats--Team Triple Threat makes enemies of everybody) include: master-class mage Tablen, younger than the main characters; middle-aged HappilyMarried couple Remy and Kazbar; and Il-Ban, the oldest player in the game and one of the most formidable players in both Lost Saga and Cyberquest.
** Matters of intrigue outside the game are part programming innovation and part [[CorruptCorporateExecutive corporate politicking]], and Lotto is starkly aware that he has minimal influence as [[OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent some high school student]] in the latter. He takes little comfort from the [[TrueCompanions offered help]] of his similarly-aged friends, and adult characters have to be recruited. Younger characters also become more deeply involved, but [[AdultsAreUseless Adults Are Not Useless]].
* CoolSword: Since most of the story is set in a fantasy [[RolePlayingGame RPG]], expect these all over the place, in the hands of only the most [[{{Badass}} deserving]] characters.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Mingling with more idealistic members of the same companies, and those in the middle, who don't care.
* TheCracker: It's eventually revealed there are technologically skilled people who use the Net for [[spoiler:[[YourMindMakesItReal real-life assassination]]]].
* CripplingOverspecialization
* CrossPlayer: The plot starts when Lotto finds Yureka's ID card and, mistaking it for his own, logs in. Sure, he's confused. This doesn't stop him from [[{{GIRL}} messing with his friends]] a bit, though...
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Seems to be a standard character trait.
* CurbStompBattle:
** We get our first taste in the first chapter, [[FirstEpisodeSpoiler in which]] [[spoiler: the protagonists totally decimate a cave full of monsters after spending most of the chapter [[IAmNotLeftHanded concealing their true classes]]]].
** In battles between named characters, [[UnskilledButStrong Yureka's]] attempt to take on [[WorldsStrongestMan Basara]] [[WreckedWeapon stands]] [[OneHitKill out]].
%%*CursedWithAwesome: Lowe the Mighty learns how to fight blind after being blinded by Slayan.
* CycleOfRevenge: Team Triple Threat gets caught up in some comical ones.
* DarkActionGirl
* DarkIsNotEvil: Aradon the Black
* DarkSkinnedBlonde: Phuan (both in-game and RealLife)
* DeadlyDodging: How Yureka handles [[spoiler: a pk mob]]
* DeathIsASlapOnTheWrist: Unless you're an NPC, die during an in-game event, or use a sacrificial ability. Otherwise, standard {{MMORPG}} resurrection rules apply.
* {{Delinquents}}: Phuan and her crowd, [[RealLife outside the game]].
* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: There is a skill for identifying different poisons, a cooking skill, there are Easter Eggs, self-aware [=NPCs=], a karma system, magic fusion, and hallucinogenic drugs (for tricking people into believing you have clones). It turns out it was only one guy who programmed all of Lost Saga, making it so that it would self test and implement new facets. Self-evolving game. '''Awesome'''.
* DiabolusExMachina: The Demon God was ''literally'' a demon from the machine (the programming of Lost Saga, rather). Its appearance was triggered by a [[GambitRoulette ridiculous but preplanned series of events]], and its purpose was to [[spoiler: kill every player, with no way to win or fight back, resulting in mass character deletion]]. An in-universe example.
* DisproportionateRetribution: Lotto's life motto is the quote at the top of the page. And he's serious.
* DividedWeFall: Boy are our heroes masters of this one.
--->'''Demon King:''' "You humans really should learn to work together...[[BadassBoast at least then I could deal with you all at once, instead of stringing it out like this.]]"
* TheDividual: [[spoiler:Slayan]] turns out to be various people playing one more powerful entity.
* DraggedByTheCollar: When Adol attempts to drag the injured (but irked) Lotto to the top of a pillar.
--->'''Lotto:''' "I can walk just fine on my own! You want me to change places with Woonha, is that it?! Okay fine! Then stop treating me like a sack of potatoes!"
* DropTheHammer: All of Boromid's Warrior-class weapons are clubs of some kind. Then in the tourney arc, he pulls out a huge hammer with a head the size of an anvil--his master-level item, Mjölnir. It can control lightning ''and'' cause earthquakes.
* DungeonsAndDragons: A number of spells (like magic missile and chain lightning) are taken from the game and have ''exactly'' the same effects as in Third Edition, to the point where strategies characters use based on minor details of the spells would work in D&D without alteration. There's even a point where Aradon appears to use the Maximise Spell feat.
** Then there's lines like "they're throwing everything in the Monster Manual at us!"
* DungeonCrawling: Bit of a ''Lost Saga'' game staple. We often come across a protagonist doing this either right before something [[{{Plot}} more interesting]] starts to happen, or as a SliceOfLife moment.
* EasterEgg: The lead programmer (who frustrated all the other programmers and basically created the whole Lost Saga game ''himself''), Doctor J, was uber-awesome at his job, and while he worked himself to death--literally mind you--he hid Easter Eggs that allow characters to "glitch" the game (but it's not really glitching since the functions of the exploitations were ''completely intentional''.)
* ElementalEmbodiment: High-ish level mages can summon these.
* ElementalPowers: Some of the magic of Lost Saga is styled like this. Lotto, for example, is a fire mage.
* EnemyMine: Phuan decides that since she and Jijon Jang were both attacked by the same person they should join up to find her and settle things.
--->'''Phuan:''' (''ruffling Jang's hair'') "I've found someone who experienced the same thing as I did. We'll get along, right my friend?"
--->'''Jang:''' (''horrified'') "N...no, I don't want to."
* EvilGloating: ...Mostly on the part of our [[AntiHero protagonist]].
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: For Team Triple Threat, the IAmNotLeftHanded moment in the first chapter.
* ExperiencePoints: It's about an {{RPG}}, so you can earn them, fight for them, [[HeroicSacrifice sacrifice them in dramatic ways]], etc.
* {{Expy}}: an unique example - Phuan is apparently modeled after the character the author of the manhwa plays as in {{Mabinogi}}
* FailureIsTheOnlyOption: The [[spoiler: entire Demon War]], it turns out, due to [[spoiler: the existence of the Demon God]].
* FamedInStory: Who in all of Lost Saga ''hasn't'' heard of Team Triple Threat and the other heroes of the Demon War? Not to mention, oh, ''all master level players''. [[spoiler: ([[PlayerKilling Or so they think.]])]]
* FandomRivalry: In-universe. Players of Lost Saga and Cyber Quest ''hate'' each other.
* FantasticRacism: Demons are just like humans, only with no [[KarmaMeter punishment]] for killing them.
* FinalDeath: What happens to [=NPCs=] if they die.
* {{Fingore}}: He just happened to have those nail clippers with him...
* FlamingSword: Lotto can charge his master item with a simple fire spell, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Fireball]], with fun, sometimes explodey results.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: The series' grander ArtificialIntelligence plot has been brewing for ages.
* ForMassiveDamage: For demons, the [[AttackItsWeakPoint horns]]. For players...[[CaptainObvious vital organs]].
* GambitRoulette: The events which eventually summoned the [[DiabolusExMachina Demon God]] had to line up just so, and amazingly enough, they ''did''.
* GameBreaker: The [[RingOfPower three rings]] Lotto recovered during the [[WarArc Demon War]] are together an in-universe example. They could, if used improperly after the battle they were devised for, ''completely'' unbalance the game. Lotto chooses to defend its integrity and [[ComesGreatResponsibility refrains]] from using them, save in truly hazardous situations.
* GenderBender: It's not played up as much as one would expect, but Lotto ''is'' in a female game character's body occasionally.
* {{GIRL}}: Actually illegal if it requires hacking your physical appearance, as when Jang-Gun logs in under a different ID card to play as Yureka. (If there's no hacking it's just [[{{Crossdresser}} crossdressing]] with your true-to-life DigitalAvatar.)
* {{GMPC}}: Dexon hires people to act as mostly-players for general upkeep, or in roles that would otherwise be relegated to [=NPCs=] for big events.
* {{GIFT}}: Characters who are sweet as pie or at least normal in [[RealLife real life]] don't have to keep up appearances and facades on the net, resulting in small to startling additional [[{{Jerkass}} jerkassery]].
* TheGlassesComeOff: Lotto only really wears glasses outside of the house, and they're an integral part of the disguise that is his appearance in everyday life. He doesn't need them on the Net, and he doesn't wear them much at home. Cue badass behavior.
* GratuitousGreek: Wun-suk ''heavily'' abuses this trope when selecting screennames. It's no wonder he's so [[HighlyVisibleNinja recognizable]].
* {{Greed}}: How many times has it gotten the better of our heroes and their adversaries? But then, it is a series about [[{{GIFT}} gamers]]....
* GreyAndGrayMorality: There are no pure evil villains in ''Yureka''. There aren't many pure good heroes either.
* HairColorDissonance: Brothers Ah-dol and Alpha have clearly [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair blue]] hair on covers.
* HandicappedBadass: [[spoiler:Lowe]] when he's [[spoiler:blinded]] by a [[PlayerKilling PKer]].
* HealingHands: Boromid and Rapha.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Rapha sacrifices a huge amount of [[ExperiencePoints XP]]]] and as a result most of [[spoiler: her levels to cast a spell to save [[NonPlayerCharacter John]]]] during the Double Trouble Tournament.
** [[spoiler: Jaeha switches places with Jang-Gun at the last second when Elca is about to stab him.]]
* HeroicSafeMode: After Lotto's encounter with [[spoiler: Jaeha in-game causes all his friends to be [[YourMindMakesItReal killed]] in front of him, [[KilledOffForReal for real]], followed by the person who did it [[HeroicSacrifice sacrificing]] herself [[FoeYay for him]], in the Net he'd trusted [[{{Utopia}} not to have]] [[RealLife real life]] miseries,]] he lounges around his house for at least days, having [[FlashbackNightmare nightmares]], avoiding the Net and screening calls (read: missing important plot developments).
* HeroicComedicSociopath: Pretty much every character, to varying degrees. Especially the heroes. Especially especially the main character.
* HeroKiller: Slayan
* HobbesWasRight: Considered, even discussed by the protagonists, but averted fundamentally in principal in regards to the players and the game (Lost Saga is sort of hardwired to let players affect things, usually with good results, and they take charge in game-effecting events when pressed), and even Dexon's handling of their game and its players (programmers and [=CEOs=] consider their players as they make changes). The random players who populate Lost Saga tend to prove the point straight, though. Every time, watching them panic...is a bit pathetic. It makes you weep for the masses before the somewhat sensible people step in and give you a group to desperately hope you'd be part of in the event of a crisis.
* HopelessBossFight: [[spoiler:The Demon God]]. Also, dragons. [[spoiler: Unless you're Basara.]]
* HumansAreTheRealMonsters: Sometimes considered by the narrative, but always the opinion of [[SociopathicHero the hero]].
* IAmNotLeftHanded: [[FirstEpisodeSpoiler In the first chapter]], [[spoiler: it looks like Team Triple Threat is pretty evenly matched with the monsters they encounter in their DungeonCrawling. Then they get impatient, and reveal that they were fighting the whole time with their ''secondary'' classes, much to their companions' shock. A CurbStompBattle ensues, causing them to lament that they'll never get anywhere if they can't refrain from using their main classes]].
* IHaveManyNames: Our favorite [[InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja ninja]] prefers to remain anonymous. Doesn't work so well after the first time. Still, he seems to be cycling not only through classes but also through letters of the [[GratuitousGreek Greek alphabet]], introducing himself as Alpha, Beta, Gamma, is he going by Epsilon now?
* IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight: [[ManipulativeBastard Manipulative Bastard]] Lotto pretends to invoke this trope to confuse the heck out of an [[ArtificialIntelligence AI]] he suspects has real-world memories, half-convincing the [[GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere penultimate boss monster]] in question that his name is [[TriggerPhrase America]] and that he was Lotto's best friend before being lost in a [[{{Foreshadowing}} car crash]]. It's convincing enough that the demon follows Lotto around in a daze instead of attacking him until they reach the event's [[FinalBoss Final Boss]].
* ImplausibleHairColor: Hair color is somewhat unusually varied for Korea. Yureka is blonde, most notably. Of course, nothing states that all the characters are of Korean descent (although text suggests [[TheMetaverse the Net]] can only be used within the country) and it ''is'' set an indeterminate time in the future. Can thus be [[FridgeLogic reasoned out]] or interpreted as [[HairColorDissonance Hair Color Dissonance]].
* IneffectualLoner: Aradon, despite being a convincing {{Badass}} and skilled gamer.
* InHarmsWay:
--->'''Myung-Gun:''' "How can you be so relaxed even though you've nearly lost your life?"
--->'''Woon-Ha:''' "Does it sound reckless if I simply say...''I like the danger?''"
* InsistentTerminology:
** The LovelyAngels aren't ''thieves'', they're '''treasure hunters'''.
** [[MauveShirt His]] [[TheMagnificent name]] [[AccidentalMisnaming is]] [[MaliciousMisnaming not]] ''Lawe'', it's '''LOWE!'''
** In-game, Remy insists on calling her husband "Uncle."
* InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja: Wun-suk tries to fit a ninja class into a medieval-themed role-playing game, and is a strong believer in this thoroughly viable method of instant awesome.
* InvisibleToNormals: Features like the ghosts of players are invisible to those who don't work for the stats to see them.
* InvisibilityCloak: One [[LevelLockedLoot master-level item]] for the thief class is the Invisibility Scarf, utilized by K.C. of the Fallen Angels, who wears it like a bandana.
* ItsASmallNetAfterAll: Mostly averted, except all the major gamers of Lost Saga seem to live within driving distance of each other. Somewhat [[JustifiedTrope justified]] because the Net hasn't spread outside Korea, but still...
* KarmaMeter: ''Lost Saga'' has this for players. If your karma drops low enough you will be barred from the towns in which most life in the game operates and be be stuck out in the wastelands until your karma goes back up, with a bounty on your head to complete the lovely combination. This has resulted in a civilization of outcasts with their own ranking system and methods of gameplay.
** Our [[BlatantLies saintly hero]] has used it to his advantage by [[AxCrazy manipulating his karma]] to effect which spells he can cast.
* KarmicTrickster: Team Triple Threat plays this role.
* KickTheDog: [[spoiler:Jaeha]] stabs at the one person who's super loyal to her. She said she'd kill anyone, but did she really have to try to kill ''anyone''?
* KillEmAll: [[spoiler: The Demon God, an EasterEgg that suppose to kill every player when unlocked. If a certain condition is met, it unlocks yet another [[DeusExMachina easter egg.]]]]
* KlingonPromotion: The ranking system in the Dragon Lands functions along these lines.
* KoreanHonorifics: The series is Korean, so these are used occasionally and left in translations...rarely. We're probably not missing anything.
* LargeHam: '''LOTTOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO'''. (When he's in the game, not in RealLife.)
** Most of the master-levels have their own hamminess, just like a lot of the high-level players in most [[{{MMORPG}} MMO]]s.
* LateArrivalSpoiler: The series has been going on for a long time, and early crucial plot turns play heavily into later arcs.
* LethalHarmlessPowers:
** Lotto's "Shield of Perseus" spell is too weak to block any of the high-level magic he normally faces. Except that he can still use it to cast offensive spells on ''himself'' and deflect them at enemies, and [[OutsideTheBoxTactic a spell that's already been reflected can't be stopped by any kind of shield]]... Knowledge of this trick soon spreads, [[{{Metagame}} making the indestructible shield spell "Holy Cross" rather less popular]].
** Later in the story he defeats a hacker with SuperSpeed [[OutsideTheBoxTactic by casting a "haste" spell on him]], making him TooFastToStop. Again, this trick is used by others, though in this case the denizens of the Dragon Lands had discovered it independently.
** Lotto does this again by casting a "berserk" spell on Yureka, who is ''his ally''. Normally this would weaken her, but due to Yureka's personality it results in TeachHimAnger.
* LetsGetDangerous: Whenever someone switches to their original class, reveals an ability or item they haven't been using or exploiting fully, or just has a reason to get angry and step out of their usual role.
* LevelGrinding: The protagonists had to get to Master Level somehow. This fills their time when events are lacking, largely off-screen.
* LevelLockedLoot: A staple of ''Lost Saga'', like most other MMORPG tropes. Notable are master-level items.
* LivingMemory: [[spoiler: Some [[NonPlayerCharacter NPCs]]]] are truly the [[spoiler: projected consciousness of coma patients onto the Net. [[ShopKeeper Piri]], for example.]]
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: Every one gets a DayInTheLimelight, and CastCalculus shifts around like a kaleidoscope, resulting in the variety of number-based group archetypes seen on this series' pages.
* LogicalWeakness: Lotto's [[PlayingWithFire fire-based magic]] is dampened by the rain. Others exist similarly in-game.
* LostInTranslation: Many name puns are retained either by convenient/clever translations or footnotes, but some...aren't. Ijoyen and Negosia, for example, are supposed to be anagrams of some sort. Yeah. That didn't carry over.
* [[spoiler:LotusEaterMachine]]: As of ch.194 [[spoiler: the "self-aware" AIs may be powered by comatose people who were pronounced dead.]]
* LovelyAngels: A fictional idol group from the series' world is named this. They go by the Fallen Angels in-game to revel in their anonymity.
* MagicalGesture: These are necessary to cast certain spells (such as crossing one's arms to erect a shield or holding the fingers a certain way while casting a blessing) and used instinctually in other cases (pointing or waving a hand to where the spell should go or lobbing a {{Fireball}})
* MaliciousMisnaming: The protagonists have gotten it wrong so many times not even the readers can remember whether it's Lowe or Lawe now. He's corrected them enough ([[AscendedExtra and helped with enough important plotlines]]) that it can't be attributed to their notoriously bad memories anymore, they're just being malicious. [[RuleOfFunny Which isn't]] exactly [[{{Jerkass}} out of character.]]
* ManipulativeBastard: '''LOTTOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO'''.
** Accentuated by the fact that he got a powerful boss monster to do a HeelFaceTurn by using a sob story that utilized the fact that the boss had a discrepancy with his personal memories.
** Lotto also acts kindly or acts generously in a seemingly genuine way, but then he just does the opposite of what he says and betrays people with a cackle at the success of his bastardly (and dastardly) plan.
* MarshmallowHell:
** So much for that [[http://www.mangareader.net/1583-49379-6/yureka/chapter-141.html dramatic declaration]]. Maybe it's Jang's fault for being [[TinyGuyHugeGirl so short]] that he ended up in this position, which is immediately followed by a cheerful would-be mugging.
** Yureka to Lotto in the TournamentArc.
* MeaningfulRename: Some, perhaps even all, {{ScreenName}}s, which players choose to identify themselves with as (sometimes) essentially different people, causing it to overlap with SecretIdentity. Jang-Gun's (Lotto) is thought to be a reference to the lottery, thus chance. "Jijon Jang" means "king of kings", showing his pride and ambition. Mirenne, of course, chose [[spoiler: a feminine name]]. Wun-ha abuses this trope, trying to reinvent himself with every class change.
* TheMedic: Boromid and Rapha. Mirrene can heal you...one point at a time.
* MegaCorp: Dammit, Dexon, and to think you looked like you were going to be a normal, benevolent business for so long there. What with all that [[RivalsTeamUp merger]] talk we thought [[ArchEnemy Mega Entertainment]] was going to fill this role.
* MinMaxing:
** Played straight with Crunade and Mirenne. Crunade seems to have all of his points in defense while Mirrene has an extremely high critical hit damage modifier. Remy has all her stat points on strength.
** Subverted with Wunha's character (Alpha, Gamma, or [[RunningGag any other bad name he comes up with]]), who has points in almost every skill and class available in Lost Saga, which gives him Master Level power without the title.
* MusclesAreMeaningless: [[JustifiedTrope Justified]]: it's a game with a ClassAndLevelSystem, but maintaining your normal appearance on the Net is the law.
* MysteriousParent: Who exactly is Lotto's father? We know it must be important because the writer won't tell us. Neither will Lotto's mother.
* NeckSnap: One of the more creative ways the players kill each other in hand-to-hand combat, often done in the [[RuleOfCool most dramatic way possible]].
* NewRulesAsThePlotDemands: Sometimes, the super-advanced MMORPG Lost Saga seems to function this way. Fortunately, it's done quite well, rarely stretching [[WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief Willing Suspension of Disbelief]].
* {{Ninja}}: Alpha has dedicated much to mastery of the ninja art. He is quite secretive and impressive...in his first fight scene.
* NoHeroDiscount: The city is being invaded and Lowe needs a new weapon to protect it? He still has to pay for it, upfront.
* NotSoDifferent: Lotto tends to pull this on people. Sometimes he's being sincere. [[AntiHero Sometimes]] [[GuileHero he's just]] [[ManipulativeBastard screwing]] [[{{Jerkass}} with them.]]
* NoodleIncident: Boromid, Lotto and Adol [[http://www.mangareader.net/1583-49241-11/yureka/chapter-3.html can't remember]] what they did to make Myuriah so angry. The funny thing is, [[http://www.mangareader.net/1583-49241-24/yureka/chapter-3.html neither can she]]. But she's sure it was horrible! Or something.
** [[spoiler: This is eventually subverted. Myuriah eventually remembers. She is not happy.]]
* NonPlayerCharacter: Some major characters, plus ''Lost Saga'' is stocked with them.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: Used to varying degrees in [[PlayingWithATrope most every permutation]].
** All of Team Triple Threat. (Although they really are that forgetful.)
** [[spoiler: Jung Myung-Gun]]...is this what you've been using all along?
* ObliviousToLove: Lotto [[spoiler: to Yureka's feelings, or more properly said, he can't understand her feelings, at least until Elca points it out to him.]]
* OneHeadTaller:
** Lotto and Yureka. She's the taller one.
** Rapha and John, with a shorter girl this time.
** Jijon Jang and Phuan, in the style of the main pair but even more divergent.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: People who've met Lotto via Lost Saga will call him by his ScreenName both in RealLife and in other games with little exception. He is only called Jang-Gun by people he met outside the Net, and only when offline, with rare variances. This holds true for most characters, as in-game they are known nigh exclusively by their user names, and thus get known as such.
* OnlySaneMan: Ah-dol is often the only one with any common sense within the trio, and when ''he'' loses it Boromid has often regained enough sanity to show off, and when ''all three of them'' lose it the task of remarking that yes you ''are'' still sane and have not forgotten that the actions around you are a bit off may fall to [[SanityBall any random passerby]], but most often to [[AscendedExtra Lawe]]. Lowe [[TheMagnificent the Mighty]], that is.
* OutOfFocus: When Lotto splits from [[PowerTrio Team Triple Threat]] after [[TenMinuteRetirement "giving up"]] Lost Saga, Ah-dol and Boromid are barely seen until the end of the next arc, since they no longer meet in game and avoid each other in school and the rest of RealLife. And any reader expecting to see [[SecondaryCharacterTitle Yureka]] during that time was in for a long wait! This period experienced a considerable cast-shift, resulting in massive quantities of plot development and new characters (somewhat at the expense of old). The ensemble has since come around full circle, with all original characters and some few new [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters present]].
* PersonalityPowers: [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] since "powers" are classes characters choose for themselves in a game, but still used for pretty clear symbolism and nuance:
** Team Triple Threat pull IAmNotLeftHanded with their secondary classes, which align with their apparent personalities: Ah-dol is a SquishyWizard and TheSmartGuy, Boromid is a fighter and TheBigGuy, and Lotto is TheHero who fights with a sword. In their ''original'', preferred classes [[BewareTheNiceOnes Ah-dol is a vicious,]] [[HairTriggerTemper straightforward fighter]], Boromid [[LovableCoward stands in the background and buffs his teammates]] as a Cleric, and Lotto is a MagicKnight, [[AntiHero a dual class]] which calls for [[TheChessmaster more nuanced tactics]], [[HairTriggerTemper who falls back on]] PlayingWithFire.
** Alpha is introduced as an enigma: his class can't be pinned down by observing his skills, and the battle tactics he use involve obfuscating his presence and using ConfusionFu on his enemies.
* PlayingWithFire: Lotto is a fire mage, this is kind of his thing. He gets creative with it.
* PosthumousCharacter: The mastermind behind Lost Saga. [[WildMassGuessing Probably.]]
* PowerTrio: Team Triple Threat.
* PrintLongRunners: Clocked in at 41 volumes. Manhwa tend to be shorter than manga, so this is a long series.
* PunchClockVillain: All in-game villains who are actually workers for Dexon.
* PunchedAcrossTheRoom: [[http://www.mangareader.net/1583-49300-22/yureka/chapter-62.html Ow.]]
* PurposefullyOverpowered: [[RingOfPower The three rings]] could break the game. They need to be able to, to take down the Demon King. And they're still barely enough in the hands of a capable player.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Elca and Jaeha to Lotto on how he doesn't take real death seriously because he's in a game. Makes all the characters and the readers feel like flighty hypocrites.
** Also Lotto's explanation of why Alpha and Aradon are only "half" players. Arguably less profound, but at the very least lined up his view of the game nicely.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Player Killers have this. It's a little warning that those players would love to beat the other characters dead.
** Every time you kill a player in Lost Saga you renew your red eyes for another hour. In "The Land of the Dragons", a place where player killers call home, if you ''don't'' have red eyes, you are considered an abnormality. If you're abnormal, you should probably be beat to death.
*** Lotto's eyes, normally brown, tend to show glints of red in color pages when he's feeling particularly murderous.
* ResetButton: The events of the story's invasion arc [[spoiler:results in the permanent death of every single player character except for Lotto. Fortunately for them, it turned out to be the end of beta event and their character data had been saved as a reward for participating in a high-risk fight they couldn't win]].
* RequisiteRoyalRegalia: When the company president is playing the king, he makes sure he's all decked out. He even (mostly) refuses to break character because dangit he earned that scepter!
* {{Revenge}}: Usually orchestrated toward the heroes or by the heroes...mostly with the necessary second party of participants being ''other'' heroes....
* RightHandVersusLeftHand:
** Way to ''not'' be on the same page, [[spoiler: Lotto, Crunade, Whan, Alpha, Jin-Woo, and Elca (and Ah-dol, Boromid and even Mirenne), with the whole ''save Jang, don't let her kill anybody'' thing]].
** The cast also did a ''fantastic'' job keeping track of the ''five'' parties scaling Great Mountain simultaneously, each counting on their being the only ones slaying monsters, therefore leaving enough alive to avoid the summoning of the dungeon's FinalBoss. Those five identical plans didn't all turn identically sour or anything.
--->'''Delta''' (1st to the top)''':''' (''to the 2nd, 3rd & 4th to the top'') "I didn't think anyone would be crazy enough to ascend from the inside of the dungeon...I highly doubt there would be other strange folks such as yourselves."
--->'''Lotto:''' (''appears with 2 others'') "Sorry to disappoint you."
--->(''One finger-pointing freak-out later'')
--->'''Delta:''' "Still, no need to worry! We only killed three of them, that means there are still three left..."
--->'''Lotto:''' "I wouldn't be so sure! This place isn't lacking in crazy people."
--->'''Ban''' (8th crazy, appearing with 9th)''':''' "So that would make this the gathering place for those crazy people?"
* RingOfPower: Items of this style exist in the game ''Lost Saga'', most notably Lotto's three rings from the Demon War Event.
* TheRival: For Lotto, Aradon.
* {{Robosexual}}: There are just too many [[ArtificialIntelligence AIs]] to avoid it. Most legitimate example is Yureka's crush on Lotto, but his feelings toward her and Rapha's schoolgirl crush on her AI bodyguard John warrant a mention, as does Lotto's presumed crush on [[NonPlayerCharacter NPC]] shopkeeper Piri. [[spoiler: Certainly Piri and possibly John are not truly artificial, however.]]
* RolePlayingGame: Much of the plot revolves around the characters' experiences playing one--''Lost Saga''.
* RousseauWasRight: The game was programmed with this in mind and grants massive stat bonuses/abilities to players who are willing to sacrifice themselves for the greater good. That doesn't stop some people from abusing the system, however.
* RummageSaleReject:
** Lotto's mostly improvised means of hiding his identity after his return to his normal character was made of [[UselessAccessory Useless Accessories]]. It earned him the nickname "[[GogglesDoNothing Mister Goggles]]."
** Players wearing low-level gear or otherwise not shamelessly dressing for RuleOfCool can trend in this direction.
* RunningGag: Plenty.
** Lotto's gang has the amnesia gag where they keep forgetting either plot, names, or information they ''should'' know, but don't.
** Lotto's internet connection slowing during a moment of drama, causing his character to freeze.
* SacrificialRevivalSpell: The MMORPG in ''{{Yureka}}'' has the Sacrifice spell, which not only kills you but makes you lose levels and randomises your stats. And has a less than 100% success rate. However, one character manages to avoid AwesomeButImpractical by [[spoiler:using it on an NPC who loves her, causing him to enter an UnstoppableRage]].
* SayMyName: The only way for Lotto to snap "real Yureka" out of it. But first he has to ''find'' her name...
* ScaryShinyGlasses: [[http://eatmanga.com/index.php/Manga-Scan/Yureka/Yureka-201/40.jpg?action=big&size=original Classic examples]] exhibited by most vision-impaired characters at one time or another.
* {{Schemer}}: Jijon Jang, to a T. Luckily Lotto is there to occasionally act the KarmicTrickster to foil him, or he could get to the top (or at least get along comfortably) entirely through scheming despite occasional spectacular instances of ineptitude.
* SecondaryCharacterTitle: Yureka. Lotto is the main character.
* SecretIdentity: Players' [[BeneathTheMask personas]] online, by a loose definition.
* SecretTestOfCharacter: The invasion arc was designed to see if [[spoiler:players were willing to risk permadeath in order to protect a virtual world]].
* SeriousBusiness: Naturally comes up from time to time since the setting is in an MMORPG. Notable with Myriah who holds a grudge against Lotto and his friends for [[spoiler:killing her tamed monsters for experience and loot]]. --Done well and within the realm of possibilities, thus barely noticed.
* SharingABody: Yureka's creator is forced to do this with her AIs after a near-fatal in-game experience leaves her in a coma, with her consciousness shakily expressed in the virtual world. Pity they were already using her avatar....
* ShockAndAwe: Aradon's favored technique.
* ShopKeeper: Piri fills this role in-game, Wun-suk out of it.
* SiblingRivalry: Adol and Alpha can barely be alone in a room with each other. The presence of the other cracks each of their [[BeneathTheMask calm facades]] faster than anything else.
* SitcomArchnemesis: Myriah sees Team Triple Threat as this after what they did to her. Heck, many of the elite players have grudges against this team.
* SociopathicHero: Lotto is a hero, but it's because of competence and an odd set of morals. ''[[GoodIsNotNice Not]]'' [[GoodIsNotNice because he's nice]]. He believes that the Net has worth but HumansAreTheRealMonsters.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: His names are Roto and Yang Goon--no wait, Lotto and Jang Kun--no wait...er, yeah. ''Yureka'' is Korean, so this applies to all the names. All of them.
* SpoonyBard: As if Alpha wasn't spoony enough while trying to invent the {{Ninja}} class, his most recent class change was to that of a bard, and [[HiddenDepths superficially]] he fits this trope to a T.
* StealthPun: The RunningGag of Woon-Ha cycling through the [[GratuitousGreek Greek alphabet]] for pseudonyms on Lost Saga was introduced long before his [[DuelingGames Cyber Quest]] screenname was confirmed to be Omega. Thinking back to his ''original'' Lost Saga screenname, his two personas were likely meant to be...[[spoiler:the Alpha and the Omega.]]
* TheStoic: Ah-Dol, he's often the only guy who can stop Boromid and Lotto from killing each other.
** Later on, one could argue that Lotto is really the glue of the team. Boromid and Ah-Dol cooperate more because they are used to working together because of Lotto.
* StopHavingFunGuys: In-universe examples, because it's about gamers, and pros at that.
--->'''Lotto:''' (''thinking'') ''You think simple chatting is using the net? That's only a way of hooking up!''
* TheSquad: Instrumental in a war game Lotto [[InformedAbility used to play]] with frequency. May even have been the reason he ''stopped'' playing.
--->'''Lowe:''' "Are you a moron or what? If you die trying to save me, our team will get penalized!"
--->'''Lotto:''' "You bloody idiot! What's the use of being on the same team if you let your friends die?"
* StrangeMindsThinkAlike: An...''odd'' variation in which [[EyesAlwaysShut Ah-dol]] is the only member of Team Triple Threat who can see [[EyesAlwaysShut Remy's]] eyes.
-->'''Lotto:''' "Ah! Now I get it! Members of the Tiny-Eyes Clan must have some sort of telepathy!"
* SuperDeformed: Comes up a lot in the early volumes.
* SuperPrototype: The program the main creator of Lost Saga (who died working on the project) wrote was ''too good,'' and the current programmers at Dexon can't match it to make updates of equal quality. Or that are compatible. It's the limit of their capabilities to try to ''understand'' it. Jung was apparently just that much of a driven genius, and the side effect was that the project got away from everyone else on his team.
* TeachHimAnger: When Lotto casts a "berserk" spell on Yureka? DontAskJustRun.
* TellMeAboutMyFather: Zig-zagged. Jang-Gun's long ago given up asking his mother to do this, but ''Wun-Suk and Kwan-Su'' ask it for him, and pry a story out of her...which she cuts off right before the relevant details. As always.
* TenMinuteRetirement: For Lotto, twice. Once, after [[spoiler: the Lost Saga they've been playing is revealed to have been a Beta]], he feels betrayed by the game makers and swears never to play again. He cracks almost immediately, but manages to refrain from playing as his own character or interacting with his party members in order to save face, keeping it up until the situation absolutely forces him resume use of his character and chance results in a facedown between the protagonists. His second ''really'' lasts about ten minutes, or days story-wise, when he and his friends [[spoiler: nearly die at the hands of Jaeha]] and he [[HeroicSafeMode withdraws from life entirely]], though unannounced. This one ends when his mother [[http://www.mangareader.net/1583-49375-13/yureka/chapter-137.html gets sick]] of listening to the phone ring for him.
* ThereAreNoGoodExecutives: Everybody seems to be corrupt except the Dev team.
* ThreesomeSubtext: Arises from [[spoiler:Jaeha]]'s SplitPersonality.
-->[[spoiler:'''Lotto''']]: ...Instead of choosing one, I'll accept them as one person.
-->[''{{beat}}'']
-->'''Mirenne''': You...love them?
-->[[spoiler:'''Lotto''']]: ''(blushing)'' I'm just explaining! Stop asking questions!
-->'''Mirenne''': [[spoiler:Even...Ijoyen?]]
-->[[spoiler:'''Lotto''': Don't go that far!]]
* ThresholdGuardians
* TinyGuyHugeGirl:
** Lotto and Yureka. It's a bit of a sore spot with him.
** Phuan and Jijon Jang, a thoroughly non-couple example.
* TournamentArc: The Double Trouble Tournament. Prepare for all the most powerful (read: egotistical) characters to [[DisproportionateRetribution punch, stab, or blast]] the revenge out of each other through a series of unique power useages and newly discovered [[EasterEgg Easter eggs]]. Watching from the company that created the game are one of the game's creators and his [[DeceptiveDisciple assistant]], and even they are bamboozled. Unknown to the participants, it is involved in deciding who participates in the [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt next big event]].
* {{Transsexual}}: Explored in relation to gaming in TheMetaverse. One character is revealed to use some minor hacking to alter their [[DigitalAvatar Digital Avatars]] to be the gender they ''want'' to be. Notably distinct from {{GIRL}}
* UltimateGamer386: Averted! Lotto, Boromid, and Adol are all master-level characters, and they are quite well-known. Played straight if you think Basara is uber-powerful compared to the already suped-up Lotto Party.
** Averted again when they reach the Dragonlands arc. The top player-killers have numerical rankings and bounties placed on their heads and are highly visible and well known in their community.
* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler: Lotto]] throughout the entire time he was working with [[spoiler: Elca]] is a more linear example. Also most people Lotto battles at one time or another, and even all [[spoiler: Lost Saga players up until the Beta's end.]]
* {{Utopia}}: It is the view of some that the Net should be like this, or at least limited to its own harmless [[{{GIFT}} vices]], and that Killers and their trade pervert this ideal.
* [[WalkingSpoiler Walking Spoilers]]: ''Yureka'' incorporates a lot of character-based [[TheReveal reveals]], from the FirstEpisodeSpoiler onward. Maybe avoid the Characters page if you don't want to see whose entries are all white.
* WarArc: Dexon stages the [[FantasticRacism Demon]] War, and even though it's just another event a few players begin to worry that it may change the very essence of the game if it ends with the wrong turnout.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: ...Mostly the trio of heroes.
* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: All the AI's who become self-aware.
* WhatYouAreInTheDark: Surprisingly, Lotto tends to be nicer, or more considerate of consequences (except when he surprises us and gets ''more'' brutal). The norm in Yureka tends to be more calculating and less likely to flare up. Ruthless players tend toward mercy.
* WhenAllYouHaveIsAHammer: When all you have is a fireball, everything looks like flambé.
* WholesomeCrossdresser: [[spoiler:Mirenne]] just wants to be someone's sister! One of those rare cases that overlaps with {{Transsexual}}.
* WorldOfPun: The entire TokyoPop translation was one drawn-out HurricaneOfPuns. ''Especially'' brutal during what they dubbed the [[PainfulRhyme Double Trouble]] [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal Tournament]] Arc.
* WretchedHive: the Dragonlands. It began as a refuge from bounty hunters. Illegal player-killing is so commonplace that if you ''don't'' do it you're an aberration and people have seen certain hacks so often that experienced players can easily counter it.
* WrongNameOutburst: "YUREKAAA!"
* XanatosSpeedChess: Due to the nature of ''Lost Saga'' each battle can be as much a game of the mind as a test of the body, and Lotto seems to play this every time he fights...when it isn't a [[CurbStompBattle curb stomp]], of course. Many characters take a turn at it, but Lotto in particular is exceptional at manipulating the properties of the game and the emotions of his enemies.
* YaoiFangirl: Miella the MC. Her gushing about yaoi angers one of her co-workers so much the he [[DisproportionateRetribution just kills her]].
* YouCalledMeXItMustBeSerious: When Lotto, Boromid and Ah-dol realize they are really [[spoiler: about to die]] they slide into calling each other by their [[FullNameBasis real names]] instead of their [[ScreenName screen names]] (Jang-Gun, Kwan-Su, and Woon-Suk, respectively), which they notably initially [[InsistentTerminology made a point of using]] but now come automatically.
** Averted with Woon-ha (Alpha). Some fans call him by his original screen name, but characters drop his screen name as soon as they realize who he is with a comedic effect, because he changes his name way too much.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Colored art reveal that the cast includes hair colors like blue and green.
* YourMindMakesItReal: ''Lost Saga'' is designed so that all the senses are simulated and all sensations can be felt except pain. When a cracker unlocks the pain feature, the sensation of death is enough to kill you. [[KilledOffForReal For real.]]

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