A Game of Gods: A Multiversal Challenge was the first chapter in the Chronicles of the Gods series. In addition to introducing many of the basic concepts- such as Nomads and challenges- it also provided a framework for future games and remains the most popular and well-known installment.
Death Is Cheap: Dying in the challenges simply boots A Champion back to the Common Room, leaving them no worse for the wear; at the very worst, it is a mild inconvenience. Some players occasionally take advantage of this fact to get out of challenges they don't like by having their characters die easily or commit suicide. Outside of the challenges, however, death is very much permanent.
Difficulty Spike: The Halo Reach challenge. The Mooks are much tougher than the team's previous opponents, death is a constant threat, allied NPCs keep dying in droves, and the objective isn't made explicitly clear to the Champions.
Elephant in the Living Room: The characters are often dropped into situations where they really should stand out, but don't. For example, in the Blood Feud challenge, the characters are dropped into Romeo and Juliet, and none of the world's inhabitants are bothered by their presence.Justified, though, in that the characters are there to complete a challenge, which would be impossible to complete if everyone noticed them and flipped out from the start, and people eventually do start to notice that there's something a bit off about these strangers once they start drawing attention to themselves (such as when they blow up all of southwest Verona).
The Halo Reach challenge has the challengers pretty much treated as normal...until they do stuff that is not normal. Luckily Subaru makes a Saving Throw and convinces the troops that all the Challengers are special forces.
Until they see that Subaru is a cyborg. And than Mal-Keshar slithers out of the shadows. The troops freak out.
Enemy Mine: Characters from all over the alignment scale forced to work together... when they manage to stop fighting each other.
The Evil Army: Saren has summoned one twice in the Interchallenge Live Fire Exercises.
Narumi accidentally summons one as well during the Reach Challenge.
By technicality, anyone can summon one in the Common Room.
Even Evil Has Standards: Saren does not take kindly to anyone mocking Subaru's ability to fight. Just ask Jack Noir.
Follow the Leader: Influenced by The Massive Multi Fandom RPG, We Are Our Avatars and Enter the Arena.
Fauxshadowing: End Of Evangelion being a Nomad challenge when a representative of Lambda named the Inevitable smashes computer equipment used related to Tokyo-3 work, including broadcast of the said movie. Earlier, Spriggan used PHANTOM to see if he can recreate 3D maps of other places. His first choice: Tokyo-3 based from the End of Evangelion as a test. Narumi swears to defeat the JSSDF if the Nomads send them there after he learned of what they did to Tokyo-3. Nothing of this happens.
Hypocritical Humor: Kirby calls out Narumi for shooting at him (see Let's You and Him Fight) and Narumi points out that he does not blend in with his monsters, despite using the same device as the monsters he fights.
It's All My Fault: Spriggan during the crossover challenge after a civilian was killed in front of him while conducting basic first aid. He swears vengeance on whoever was trying to kill him and the team. He wasn't exact to enact his revenge.
Let's Get Dangerous: Rey cowers, cries, and freaks out constantly from the instant he shows up in the challenges...until getting snapped out of it by the first monster attack in the Magical Girl challenge.
Double points for Rey for kicking an Elite in the gonads, even though it doesn't do much.
Let's You and Him Fight: Narumi in the "Blood Feud" challenge picked a fight with both Saren and Ravage on two separate occasions, mistaking them for Dopants.
In the Endless Blue challenge, Narumi attacked Kirby, mistaking him to be one of the hammerhead sharks.
It would have happened again in Halloween Town, but Gordon stopped him from picking some fights.
Everyone in Halloween is playing a game of "what's in the box?" and Narumi hopes it's not a human head.
The Nomads are one giant shout-out to Faiz. Greek Letter Motif? Check. Tron Lines? Check. It helps that the Nomads representing Phi and Psi is Red and Teal (closest to Cyan) respectively. Note, however, that any similarity was completely unintentional, save for Phi, who is played by Psyga315 who happened to be a Kamen Rider fan.
What Happened to the Mouse?: Roxas, Mewtwo, and Cirno inexplicably vanished early in, and Mecha-Sonic disappeared a little later on, and the Reach challenge seems to have had Roach, Kirby, and Deidara suffer the same fate.
Samus Aran appeared briefly in the Magical Girl challenge, and that's all.
Rey rips into Jorge for throwing Tron out of the back of a plane when they disagree on what to do next on Reach, considering it uncalled for even though Tron was sort of being a dick about it and he got better.
Later, Harry and Jorge return the favor to Rey when he accepts an infusion of black magic from Mal-Keshar.
Just about half the team whenever Mason whips out the explosives, most of the time for good reason
World of Ham: The Blood Feud challenge. Saren and Ravage are definitely the hammiest.
Saren: Useless prattle. Thou hearest report of a great beast who wouldst devour thine kin and end the line of Capulet for the grudge, and what doest thou? Prolong the ordeal and order the service of questionable men in arms, kick away the option of the diplomat! What a Soveraigne be thou, what fine orders thou givst!
Ravage: I shall tell thee but once; end this feud 'twixt thee and Capulet, Montague, or on the head of thine son, Romeo it shalt be! Thou shalt not have time enough to mourn his passing 'ere my wroth and vengeance be upon thee, and Verona shall run red with the blood of Capulet and Montague entire in resitution for the violence and bloodshed thou hast wrought!
You All Meet In A Cell: All of the characters are taken from their home universes and start out trapped in a hotel, which is located in what looks like Tokyo.
Your Princess Is in Another Castle: Hurray! Omega is defeated and the Champions have won! Wait, what's that? They forgot about freeing Echidna? Ah well, back to the planet for one final battle.