Amata is a fairly ordinary teenaged troper girl. Intelligent, brunette, glasses-wearing, and an aspiring writer, she is the author of The Hunger Games fanfics Quell and Survival (under the name Amata le Fay), as well as an original fiction and poetry blog called Mapping Out A Sky (/shameless self-promotion).
This troper provides examples of:
- Adaptational Heroism: Or at least Adaptational Woobieness for Roger and Lady Macbeth.
- Aerith and Bob: In her Hunger Games stories.
- Archer Archetype: Invoked in "Archer" with foils Arria and Torin—Arria tries to keep herself uninvolved emotionally, but breaks down at the last minute; Torin, at first, seems gleeful and bloodthirsty, but in the end turns out to be far more levelheaded (and well as morally self-aware) than Arria or Lek.
- Asian and Nerdy: She's Japanese and Chinese. And German and Polish.
- Author Avatar: Amata le Fay, the Head Gamemaker in Survival.
- Black and White Morality: Loathes it with a burning, fiery passion. "Falling Rocks" is her attempt to "fix" this problem in Lord of the Flies.
- Blood Oath: What becoming a nemesis entails, in "Nemesis".
- Brainy Brunette
- Cloud Cuckoolander: On occasion. She has a tendency to go off into her own little world...
- Destructive Romance: Unusual example in "Toujours (ce n'est rien)", where Éponine's sheer amount of love for Sander, coupled with her Heroic Self-Deprecation causes her to commit Taking You with Me suicide to prevent Sander's father from hurting him.
- Gay Aesop: "Where the Heart Is" looks as if it is going to have one, but subverts it by showing multiple points of view and then having a No Ending.
- Gratuitous French: "Toujours (ce n'est rien)". All of it.
- Genius Loci: Barton Hollow, from the story of the same name.
- Imagination-Based Superpower: Essentially, Sander's powers in "Toujours (ce n'est rien)", besides the Time Stands Still (see below).
- The Lost Woods: On the way to "Barton Hollow".
- Mouthful of Pi: She knows 100 digits, and then stopped memorizing because people kept bugging her about it. Now can "only" go up to 71.
- Murder Ballad: "Barton Hollow" is intended to be the short story version of this.
- Nerd Glasses: Wears them.
- One Steve Limit: Gleefully averted, invoked, and lampshaded in "Stephen".
From the audience, someone yelled, “You've got him, Steve!,” probably just to see how the two similarly-named competitors would react.
- Overprotective Dad: Grigor in "Toujours (ce n'est rien)" though it is revealed that this is just because he wants control over Sander's powers.
- Prequel: "Undone" is essentially the backstory/Freudian Excuse of Lady Macbeth.
- Second-Person Narration: In "pronoun," until the first-person narrator is revealed... and then the third-person narrator.
- Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness: Occasionally prone to this.
- Sequel: "Falling Rocks" is this for Lord of the Flies, though it focuses on Roger.
- Shout-Out: Lots, especially to Stephen Sondheim. Also, "Barton Hollow" is one big shout-out to The Civil Wars' song of the same name.
- Taking You with Me: Éponine commits suicide to ensure Grigor's death in "Toujours (ce n'est rien)".
- Time Stands Still: "Toujours (ce n'est rien)" again. This is one of Sander's powers and is a regular occurrence when he wants extra time to relax during tests.
- TV Tropes Will Ruin Your Life/Vocabulary: Passed the horizon when using the word "Anvilicious" to describe a TV show to her dad.
- Waxing Lyrical: Pretty much the whole point of "Stephen".
- Write Who You Know: Her Author Avatar, as well as some other original characters.