: A special game-over state, triggered by unusual conditions. It also carries plot-relevant significance.
- Straight: Overuse of the Sword of Wrath results in Hiro becoming corrupted and becoming far worse than Emperor Evulz would ever consider.
- Exaggerated: Every chapter has at least two non-standard game over variants. These range from simply consequences of failing and horrible deaths to dramatic divergences.
- Downplayed: Dying to Emperor Evulz has the same game over montage as usual, except that Hiro's head appears on the pikes as well.
- Justified: Dying there would count as the last sacrifice of a hero needed to break the ward.
- Inverted: A very unusual failure condition (such as gambling into a state of crippling debt) still yields the same Game Over screen as running out of Hit Points, without even a cutscene to lampshade it.
- Subverted: Fission Mailed.
- Double Subverted: Spending too long at the fake Game Over scene or failing to take a specific action causes the game to end for real.
- Parodied: Dying to the weakest mook in the game results in a joke montage of them uniting and taking over the world. Alice cuts off the scene with "No, that is bullshit, but still, how did you lose to them?! Evulz didn't even make them for labor, much less combat!"
- Zig Zagged: ???
- Averted: ???
- Enforced: "We wanted to prevent the Artifact of Doom's overuse, because it makes the game way too easy. Let's have it turn Hiro into a colossal douchebag who makes even Evulz flinch through the sheer magnitude of his deubachery, and then end the game early!"
- Lampshaded: "Yes, I know I screwed up. How much are you going to rub it in?!?"
- Invoked: "...I cannot believe you just did that. You lose! Good day, sir!"
- Exploited: ???
- Defied: ???
- Discussed: ???
- Conversed: ???
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