Playing With / Fire/Ice/Lightning

Basic Trope: Fire, ice, and lightning as the core elements.
  • Straight: In the RPG Heroes Of Troperia, the three elements are fire, ice, and lightning.
  • Exaggerated: Everything in the game, even the Mons, are fire, ice, or lightning-type.
  • Downplayed: The 3 elements have little effect to the gameplay.
  • Justified: These three are the most destructive elements in nature and thus are more favourable choices compared to others.
  • Inverted: In the RPG Heroes Of Troperia, the three elements are water, poison, and earth instead.
  • Subverted:
    • More elements are used later - Earth and Wind join a Five-Man Band+Four-Element Ensemble and Dark, Light, Poison, Void, Wood, and Water are also elements.
    • Fire, Lightning and... Water
    • Fire, Ice, and Lightning seem to dominate the magical system until, about a quarter of the way through the game, a Sound mage shows up and brings the noise in a pretty vicious way.
  • Double Subverted:
    • The world turns out to be made of these three elements, with the other two having little effect in gameplay.
    • With the latter also having ice-related abilities.
    • When the sound mage faces the players, sound magic is revealed to deal physical damage as opposed to elemental damage like fire, lightning and ice.
  • Parodied:
  • Zig Zagged: Fire, Ice and Lightning are only the first abilities the characters learn. Later, they also learn a bunch of other abilities. However, they still continue to use the three first most often and most effectively.
  • Averted:
    • There's no system of Fire, Ice, and Lightning in Heroes Of Troperia.
    • Fire, Ice, and Lightning are just three of several elements in the game, which also include Water, Shadow, Earth, Wind, Light, Metal, Sound, and more.
  • Enforced: They make the flashiest special effects.
  • Lampshaded: ???
  • Invoked: An ancient sage sets up a magic system using the 3 elements for future mages to use.
  • Exploited: The Big Bad built his armor to withstand all 3 elements.
  • Defied: An ancient sage reminds his students that the magic system does not have to be limited to the 3 elements. He also encouraged them to go ahead and explore all other possible elements and create spells based on them.
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???
  • Implied: Troperia's three main areas as shown on the world map are a volcano, a glacier and a series of floating islands.

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