I am RL Nice. I was born with the name RL Nice. Well, the RL is actually initials. They stand for the letters R and L
. Iím quite proud of my first name, and I think my last name is quite nice, too. Because my last name is literally Nice.
By the way, my real name is not actually RL Nice. But feel free to run a background check on RL Nice. Iíd be really curious to see if there actually is someone named RL Nice in Real Life
. Mainly because I donít want to be sued.
Anyways, who am I? Iím Spider-Ma
... no... I'm not... Iím a 22 year old film student, who attends a university that offers film as a major. Unless youíre reading this after September 2013. In which case I will no longer be a 22 year old film student. I will be a 23 year old film student. Unless youíre reading this after September 2014. In which case I will no longer be a 23 year old- aw, fuck
Anyways, I like movies. All kinds of movies. Except for romance movies. Unless they have explosions
in them. Explosions are very romantic. Sometimes, Iíll drop the names of true cinema artists like Federico Fellini
, Ingmar Bergman
, Jean-Luc Godard
, FranÁois Truffaut
, Akira Kurosawa
, and me
. But the truth is that I much prefer the Summer Blockbuster
. Sure, Last Year at Marienbad
may be a surrealist masterpiece that deftly explores the concept of memory and emotion, but it didnít have Tommy Lee Jones kicking an alien in the scrotum that just so happened to be located on its chin
. In the end, Tommy Lee Jones fighting a Ballchinian will always show greater artistic depth than Max von Sydow playing chess with Death
. Because Tommy Lee Jones won an Oscar. So he must
be better. Well, Max von Sydow has also gotten nominations, true, but that doesn't matter, since it doesn't change the fact that he never saved Will Smith from being eaten by a 300-foot alien worm who's also a Victoria's Secret model. Besides, Death didnít have balls on his chin.
AnywaysÖ hereís a list of shit that I like. Actual shit is not among it, because thatís gross.
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- Hmm... Hellboy, and... yep. That's about it.
- I Lied. Lately, I've decided to expand on my comic book readings, including several Batman comics and the usual Marvel fare. But thatís about it.
- I Lied. Again. I grew up with the BIONICLE comics.
- I Lied again.
- I Lied about lying. There really are no other comics I read.
- I Lied about lying about lying. After seeing Dredd, I am seriously considering reading some Judge Dredd. Although, as of this writing, I havenít actually started reading them, so technically, I Lied about lying about lying about lying.
- I have since started reading them. So I Lied about lying about lying about lying about lying.
- Like I said, I'm a film major, so... let's go-
- James Bond
- Michael Crichton
- The Ear, the Eye and the Arm
- Harry Potter. But only in the way that healthy, physically fit people like bacon cheesecake. With moderation.
- Dinotopia (the books, that is. Do not bring up the TV series)
- Enders Game
- The Hobbit
- The Lord of the Rings, kinda. The films were easier to get through.
- Warhammer 40,000 and BattleTech novels
- H.P. Lovecraft
- Making my way through The Wheel of Time, Dragonriders of Pern and A Song of Ice and Fire. At the same time.
- And The Dresden Files. Holy god the first book was amazing. Wizard drug dealers, vampire pimps and fairies who like pizza. What more could you want in life? Other than more cocaine, that is.
- TV Tropes. Normally, it isnít literature, but I had all the articles printed on paper and then bound in a book. I print out a new copy every time an edit is made.
- I will now prove that I have way too much free time and seriously need a life.
- I don't play any tabletop games (I make a horrible nerd, I know), but I do love the setting and the fiction behind Warhammer 40,000. I'm also starting to read about BattleTech courtesy of my childhood interest in MechWarrior.
- Everything else is listed under the Film section.
List of tropes that apply to me
Pages that I started
- All Asians Are Alike: Itís true. I frequently look in the mirror and mistake myself for Nute Gunray. Iím Asian, by the way.
- All Hail the Great God Mickey!: Iíve been to the future (donít ask, but Iím never going near an intoxicated two-toed sloth again, thatís for certain), and after the nuclear war, society has come to venerate Men In Black II as a seminal masterpiece of Sonnenfieldian Impressionism and as a template that one should base themselves morally after.
- Ambiguous Gender: But only to trees, which canít tell what gender I am because theyíreÖ well, theyíre trees. To everyone else Iím obviously a dude.
- Cargo Cult: That printer in the Equipment Room that doesnít collate shit even when I check the ďcollateĒ button before printing? I worship it. With my fist.
- Casual Kink: I once rescued a Damsel in Distress. She promptly asked me to tie her up again.
- Empathic Environment: Lots of people get sad when it rains. I learned that from Men In Black II.
- Everything's Better with Dinosaurs: Really, everything. Pizza, hot dogs, cheeseburgers, tofuÖ
- I Know Mortal Kombat: I learned how to play Twister from watching Men In Black II.
- Men In Black: Itís not really a trope, but Iím going to apply it to myself anyways. Because Iíve been in New York City many times before. Thatís close enough of a connection, right?
- Mile-High Club: Does it count if it was on the moon?
- Speaking of sex on the moon, would a werewolf remain in wolf form all the time if he was on the moon? What if he was on Jupiter? Would Europa count?
- Omniglot: Ich verstehe jede Sprache. Nein, ich bin nicht mit Google Translate.
- Precision F-Strike: I rarely fucking curse, and when I do, thereís usually a really fucking good reason to do so, like if Iím fucking pissed, or if I see something really fucked up, or some shit like that. Really, overusing the word fuck makes one sound like some dumbass motherfucking gangbanger with no sense of class at all. God, I hate fuckers like that.
- Anachronic Order: See what I did there?
- Really 700 Years Old: You know that Bronze Age? That was all me. Because I invented bronze.
- Ret Gone: Iíve gone back in time and stopped the Federation of Idaho from seceding and starting World War III. Now you may be asking "But RL Nice, Idaho never seceded and World War III never happened!". Exactly.
- Unreliable Narrator: As you can tell by the other tropes I have listed about me, I am indeed unreliable. This applies to this very listing of Unreliable Narrator, which means that I am not really an Unreliable Narrator, and so everything I said about myself (except for me being an Unreliable Narrator) is true.
As a film major, I have a few (big budget) film ideas I'm continuously brainstorming on. One I'd like to share with you fellas is the Loki America trilogy
The trilogy revolves around an Occult Detective Intrepid Reporter
named Loki America whoís based off of every Testosterone Poisoning
, Memetic Badass
and Crazy Awesome
trope I can think of. He travels the world seeking sensational stories involving the paranormal
and outrageous conspiracy theories
for the London based newspaper The Mantis
Joining him is his on and off again girlfriend ZoŽ Pandora, a resourceful young woman who usually ends up getting pulled into his adventures by association with him. Other characters include his Lovable Coward
and Brilliant but Lazy
fieldresearcher Abraham Phoenix, and Da Editor
of The Mantis
: the eccentric
yet Crazy Awesome
Sir Saxon Loveblast.
The tone Iím going for can best be described as ďAsh from Evil Dead
goes on Indiana Jones
-esque adventures to solve X-Files
First drafts (well, second
in one case) are completed and submitted to the U.S. copyright office. If you're interested, PM me. Not that I'm expecting anyone to do so, since I have a pretty much invisible presence on the TV Tropes forums.
The three parts of the trilogy:
Terror of the Fourth Reich
ZoŽ Pandora gets called to Nepal by Loki for help on a story on the Yeti
. They discover and battle a small army of modern-day Nazi's led by a Hitler clone who are trying to poach the Yeti.
The Star Curse
ZoŽ gets kidnapped by MIBís after telling Loki about a potential story involving UFOís. Loki follows her trail to the United States, where he meets Nova Flamekiller, an Action Girl
with Psychic Powers
, who joins him to rescue her boyfriend, who was kidnapped by the same people. Together, they race against a scientologist Ku Klux Klan cult to get to Area 51 as government MIB's try to stop them.
Revenge of the Orient
After using a haunted camera, ZoŽ gets possessed by the ghost
of H.P. Lovecraft
ís murdered granddaughter, Chloe Lovecraft. Loki agrees to help Chloe track down her murderers in Hong Kong, and discovers that they are a demon worshipping cult led by Fu Manchu
Redhead bound gagged and vibra
- Acceptable Targets: The Xenu Knights are Scientologists. Who are part of the KKK.
- The Ace: Loki America is a parody of this.
- Action Girl: The Girl of the Week of The Star Curse: Nova Flamekiller.
- Action Prologue: Each film starts off with one of these.
- Action Survivor: ZoŽ Pandora. She's intended to be an Audience Surrogate. She needs work.
- Adolf Hitler: Terror of the Fourth Reich has a Hitler clone who's falling apart.
- All Myths Are True
- All Theories Are True
- Anal Probing: The Star Curse has an Orichalcum artifact dropped on Earth this way.
- Ancient Astronauts: Implied in The Star Curse, but never made explicit. I'm not trying to remake Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull here.
- And I Must Scream: In Revenge of the Orient, Chloe Lovecraft's ghost spent fifteen years trapped inside a Polaroid camera.
- Loki leaves a severed Jiang Shi''s (Chinese zombie) head in a dirty public toilet. It's still there during The Stinger.
Jiang Shi: "Hello? Is anyone there? I've been here for three goddamn days! Man, this sucks."
- Apocalypse Hitler: Subverted. The Nazi's in Terror of the Fourth Reich have cloned Hitler, but it doesn't turn out exactly the way they had hoped.
- Arch-Enemy: I'm stealing Fu Manchu from Sax Rohmer's novels. He's public domain. So fuck you.
- Area 51: Referenced in The Star Curse, even though I couldn't fit an actual visit there in the story itself.
- Artifact of Death: The Star Curse has an alien Orichalcum Key, which causes headaches, nausea, nosebleeds, and frees the ancient god Xenu from his prison under Paititi.
- Author Appeal: ZoŽ Pandora is a pretty brunette with a British accent. I like pretty brunettes with British accents.
- Author Avatar: Loki America has some traits that I have. Like being left-handed.
- Awesome McCoolname: Loki America, Sir Saxon Loveblast, Abraham Phoenix, ZoŽ Pandora, Professor Brutus Fistmaster, Paris Ladeyhole, Senator Samson Thundercrotch, Colonel Stone Wang, Nova Flamekiller, Major Manley Manfred Mansmither III, Isle of Man, Duke Duke Boargasm, Detectives Angus MacMagnus and Magnus MacAngus, Guy Hardpunch, Captain Blake Manhammer, Anaconda Thor, Jericho Southpaw, Lance Goodthrust, Man Li Fight/Man Dong, Drake and Spike Firesteak, Wolfgang Firesteak, Axel Skulltasm and loads of others. Really, every story I write for Loki America has to have at least one name that screams Testosterone Poisoning.
- Bad Ass: Loki America takes this so far that it becomes funny.
- Batman Cold Open
- Bazaar of the Bizarre: Revenge of the Orient has quite a fanciful depiction of the Kowloon Walled City.
- Bears Are Bad News: Fu Manchu has a pet bear named Bearracuda. Loki makes him pull a Face-Heel Turn via The Power of Friendship. And his fists.
- Bedouin Rescue Service: In Terror of the Fourth Reich, the cavalry consists of Gurkha Monks.
- Beyond the Impossible: Revenge of the Orient has a portal to Chinese hell. What's down there is pretty much impossibility given form.
- Big Bad: In Terror of the Fourth Reich, we have the Nazi Mad Professor Brutus Fistmaster. In The Star Curse, we have the Duke Duke Boargasm, and in Revenge of the Orient we have Doctor Fu Manchu.
- Big, Badass Bird of Prey: Loki's pet bald eagle Vladimir, who wears an Eyepatch of Power and has a feather mohawk. He perches on Loki's shoulder everywhere he goes and participates in fights.
- Bigfoot, Sasquatch and Yeti: In Terror of the Fourth Reich, Loki goes to the Himalayas in search for the Yeti. A fistfight is eventually involved.
- Bilingual Bonus: I tried to make some humorous foreign dialogue. At least best I could without a human translator.
- Body Snatcher: Chloe Lovecraft performs a rare, non-malicious version of this on ZoŽ Pandora in Revenge of the Orient through involuntary ghost possession.
- Booby Trap: A whole mansion filled with them appears in the Action Prologue of the The Star Curse, courtesy of Fu Manchu.
- Bond One-Liner:
"What this situation calls for is a dose of kick ass."
*Yeti roars. Loki punches it in the face.* "Shut up."
"That was a fistful of Loki America, and I've got another fistful with your name on it!"
"Oh, I'm sorry. Did I break your nose? Here, let me fix it." *Punches villain again.*
"Long live the America."
"I'm king of the world, motherfucker."
- Bound and Gagged: Happens at least once per story to ZoŽ Pandora, Loki America's on-and-off girlfriend.
- Boy Meets Ghoul: Chloe Lovecraft's ghost falls in love with Loki. Much unrequited love ensues.
- Brain in a Jar: I gotta come up with a short story or something to feature this. It's just too awesome not to be used.
- Brains and Bondage: A rather... interesting intimate life between Loki and ZoŽ is alluded to.
- Brainy Brunette: ZoŽ Pandora.
- Brave Scot: Sir Saxon Loveblast. The most Scottish editor ever.
- British Accents: ZoŽ Pandora has an RP accent and Saxon Loveblast is Scottish. Abe Phoenix (Loki's photographer and sidekick) is cockney. Loki America lives in London but is an American.
- Brown Note: The Kitab Al-Azif (otherwise known as the Necronomicon. No. Not that one. Although the inspiration is certainly there) has a bad effect on the sanity of anyone who reads it. Except for Loki, who just gets pissed off after reading it.
- Captain Ersatz: ZoŽ Pandora is heavily based on a character from Dreamfall. Guess who.
- Casual Danger Dialogue: Loki views life threatening situations as nothing more than another opportunity to show off his badassness by making one-liners.
- Casual Kink: See Brains and Bondage above.
- Cataclysm Climax: The end of Revenge of the Orient, which takes place in an ancient temple that collapses.
- Catch Phrase: Sort of. Loki comes up with creative ways of saying that he doesn't give a fuck.
- Terror of the Fourth Reich:
Loki: "How to give a fuck. Step one: Don't be me."
Loki: "You hear that?
Mook: "I don't hear anything."
Loki: "Exactly. It's the sound of me giving a fuck."
ZoŽ Pandora: "Watch out! Those ninjas can fly!"
Loki: "Just like the fucks I don't give."
- The Cavalry Arrives Late: In Revenge of the Orient, Taiwan's National Police Agency and Interpol arrive after Loki has defeated Fu Manchu and Si Fan. And yes. I just used one of my own tropes in my own writing. Hoo hah.
- Chainsaw Good: Flaming chainsaws. Context below.
- Chase Scene: Many.
- Chekov's Gun: In Revenge of the Orient, Sir Saxon Loveblast is remodeling The Mantis (the name of the paper Loki works for) with chainsaws. He keeps gallons of fuel for the chainsaws in the office. A flaming chainsaw battle happens later on.
- The Chew Toy: Abe Phoenix gets all the abuse.
- Chick Magnet: Loki America even gets the girls he's trying not to get.
- Clone Degeneration: Adolf Hitler wasn't cloned correctly. Because your skill is genetics is clearly flawed if you believe in eugenics.
- Cloud Cuckoolander: Saxon Loveblast. He has an obsession with Dilophosaurus, is a walking Scottish stereotype, and tries to eat a steak made from a new animal every week.
- Color-Coded for Your Convenience: There are three ninja triplets, who are only discernible from their hair color.
- Conspiracy Kitchen Sink: See Fantasy Kitchen Sink below. I only have plans for three main stories, but Iíve got ideas for a whole Expanded Universe of other stories that involve every conspiracy theory Iíve ever heard about.
- Convection Schmonvection: Subverted. Loki America has a swordfight in a pool of lava and is actually lit on fire by the lava. But he isn't harmed much in any other way. And it's cooling lava.
- Corrupt Hick: The Star Curse has Sheriff Nash, an expy of Boss Nass who later turns out to be the leader of the Xenu Knights.
- Cosmic Horror Story: Revenge of the Orient has demons and H.P. Lovecraft's Necronomicon. And his granddaughter. As a ghost.
- Crazy Awesome: Loki America. Among others.
- Crosses the Line Twice: Many, many times.
- Crossover Cosmology: Revenge of the Orient also includes the Cthulhu Mythos, Chinese mythology and Fu Manchu.
- Cthulhu Mythos: H.P. Lovecraft wasnít making shit up when he wrote his stories.
- Cursed with Awesome: Nova Flamekiller has psychic powers. She gets Mind Raped a lot and bad guys kidnap her boyfriend in order to intimidate her into letting them experiment on her.
- Cute Ghost Girl: H.P. Lovecraft's granddaughter.
- Da Editor: Saxon Loveblast.
- David Versus Goliath: Loki vs. a Yeti in Terror of the Fourth Reich, and then vs. Stone Wang in Revenge of the Orient.
- Dead Baby Comedy: Loki kicks a de-aged Nazi baby in Terror of the Fourth Reich, then justifies it because it was a Nazi baby.
- Dead Foot Leadfoot: In Revenge of the Orient, a cultist driving a tow truck gets killed as Loki and Stone Wang are dueling on top of it, causing this to happen. This probably happens a lot more times in the films, but this is the most prominent example I can remember.
- Deadpan Snarker: Loki America and Zoe Pandora.
- Death Glare: Loki's own version of the Jack Bauer Interrogation Technique. It works.
- Deep South: Loki and company visit a Louisiana swamp (specifically, the Honey Island Swamp) in The Star Curse.
- Demonic Possession: Fu Manchu's pet bear Bearracuda is possessed by a Chinese demon.
- Department of Redundancy Department: The Duke Duke Boargasm's first name is Duke, but he's also a self-proclaimed Duke of the Xenu Knights, so his full title is Duke Duke Boargasm.
- Diabolical Mastermind
- Disappeared Dad: Drake and Spike Firesteak, one of the two brothers who raised Loki goes missing in The Bermuda Triangle during his honeymoon cruise. Played more literally with Loki's biological father, who disappeared with his mother shortly after a UFO crash.
- Downtime Downgrade: Loki and ZoŽ broke up (again) in between Terror of the Fourth Reich and The Star Curse. They just have a really on and off relationship.
- The Dragon: In The Star Curse, thereís a trio of MIB's and in Revenge of the Orient thereís Stone Wang and a trio of Ninja sisters. Theyíre all The Voiceless.
- There's also Mad Dong, who isn't voiceless.
- Dragon Their Feet: The Star Curse and Revenge of the Orient both end this way.
- Eldritch Abomination: Fu Manchuís cult in Revenge of the Orient worships the Bai gu jing, or White Bone Demon.
- Eldritch Location: Revenge of the Orient ends with a temple with a well that turns into a powerful vacuum every time something is thrown into it. What's down there is implied to violate every law of reality that exists. Including the ones that don't exist.
- The End of the World as We Know It: The Star Curse has Loki trying to prevent the Scientologist god Xenu from causing this.
- Escapist Character
- Evil Cripple: The Hitler clone. He didn't develop properly in his test tube, so he needs a wheelchair to get around.
- Evil Counterpart: Jericho Southpaw to Loki America in one of the Expanded Universe stories Iím thinking about.
- Evil Is Hammy: All three villains are written to be as hammy as possible.
- Exit, Pursued by a Bear: In Terror of the Fourth Reich, the romantic false lead from the prologue is simultaneously eaten by a crocodile, a shark and an anaconda after she betrays Loki.
- A chase scene in the same script ends with a Nazi coming face to face with a big angry bear.
- Expanded Universe: I've done some minimal work on it. Even though the main trilogy hasn't even been sold yet.
- Expy: Loki America is based on a combination of Ashley J. Williams, The Man Your Man Could Smell Like, Segata Sanshiro, Mr. T, Duke Nukem and Jules Winnfield. Basically all the best Memetic Badasses ever.
- Eyepatch of Power: Vladimir (or Vlady for short) has an eyepatch. Also, there are pirates in The Star Curse.
- Faceless Goons: The Xenu Knights, who are all KKK Scientologists.
- Family-Unfriendly Death: An Adolf Hitler clone melts completely like play-dough and Stone Wang falls into a pool of lava.
- Fantastic Drug: Ecto-crack in Revenge of the Orient, which is so addicting that it can raise the dead.
- Fantasy Kitchen Sink: UFO's, ghosts, zombies, demons, the Stock Ness Monster, The Bermuda Triangle, aliens, witchcraft, Governmant Conspiracies, Cthulhu, voodoo, druids, dinosaurs, ninjas, Horny Vikings, pirates, Bigfoot, the Sasquatch and the Yeti.
- Fate Worse Than Death: In the end of The Star Curse, a bunch of aliens teleport out of nowhere and kidnap the Xenu Knights. It's best you don't know what happens to those people.
- In Revenge of the Orient, there is a well which leads to Chinese hell. Whatever happens to the people who get sucked into it is literally incomprehensible because it is literally impossible.
- Fat, Sweaty Southerner in a White Suit: Duke Duke Boargasm.
- Feels No Pain: Stone Wang doesn't respond to any pain until he falls into a pool of lava.
- Femme Fatale: Paris Ladeyhole.
- First Girl Wins: ZoŽ Pandora always ends up with Loki at the end, no matter who else he has a fling with.
- Flaming Sword: Combined with Chainsaw Good.
- Fun with Acronyms: Loki's signature weapon (other than Vladimir) is the Brazilian Army Multi-Function weapon. A Sawn Off Shotgun with lots and lots of peripheral functions.
- Fu Manchu: The Arch-Enemy of Loki America.
- Gas Mask Long Coat: The Duke Duke Boargasm wears a gas mask throughout.
- Genius Bonus: References to real-life paranormal mysteries are sprinkled throughout, and not just the famous ones like The Stock Ness Monster and Roswell. For instance, the offices of The Mantis (the newspaper that Loki works for) are located in 50 Berkeley Square and Loki's biological parents disappeared shortly after the Shag Harbor UFO crash.
- Ghost in the Machine: Fu Manchu's sorcerers can summon demons that possess machinery. Loki turns it against them with a possessed guitar and The Power of Rock.
- Ghost Shipping: The ghost of the granddaughter of H.P. Lovecraft possesses ZoŽ Pandora and falls in love with Loki America.
- Girl of the Week: Subverted. Loki America has one in each adventure, but he always ends up getting back together with his ex-girlfriend ZoŽ Pandora. Specifically, Paris Ladyhole from Terror of the Fourth Reich ends up betraying him to the Naziís, Nova Flamekiller from The Star Curse leaves him to go back to her boyfriend and Chloe Lovecraft from Revenge of the Orient isÖ dead.
- God-Mode Sue: Loki America
- Go Mad from the Revelation: Subverted when Fu Manchu forces Loki to read the Kitab Al-Azif. It only pisses him off.
- Good Old Fisticuffs: Loki is proficient in several forms of martial arts, but he really prefers just punching people in the face.
- Grand Theft Me: See Body Snatcher above.
- Groin Attack: Plenty. The most notable is when a Huli Jing (Chinese fox spirit) attaches itself to Loki in Revenge of the Orient. With its teeth.
- Gross-Up Close-Up
- Government Conspiracy: The Star Curse has MIB, Area 51 and Roswell. Whatíd you expect?
- Ham-to-Ham Combat: When Loki first meets Fu Manchu, they have an exchange of Bond One Liners and Puns.
- Happily Adopted: Loki America was raised by a pair of black Austrailan lumberjack brothers after his parents disappeared after he was born.
- Has Two Mommies: As mentioned above, Loki America was raised by a pair of lumberjack brothers: Spike and Drake Firesmith.
- Haunted Technology: Chloe Lovecraft starts out haunting a Polaroid camera.
- Highly-Visible Ninja: Ninja cultists attack Loki in the open in a very public Hong Kong marketplace.
- Hot Blade: Loki dips a sword into lava in an attempt to create this during a duel with Stone Wang. Subverted in that it melts soonafter.
- H.P. Lovecraft: The ghost of his granddaughter, actually.
- Human Sacrifice: Fu Manchu attempts this. Although itís more of a Soul Sacrifice.
- Hurricane of Puns: This is how Fu Manchu speaks.
- Imperial Stormtrooper Marksmanship Academy
- Impossibly Cool Weapon: Loki's signature firearm: The B.A.M.F.. It has more functions than could realistically fit on a sawn off shotgun.
- Incendiary Exponent: Loki America has a swordfight against Stone Wang while on fire atop a truck that's sinking into a pool of lava.
- Incoming Ham
- Indy Ploy
- Inspector Javert: A future draft of Revenge of the Orient will have the Interpol Macs become this.
- Intentional Values Dissonance: Loki makes fun of Fu Manchu for being an outdated racist stereotype.
- Interesting Situation Duel: First on the peak of Mount Everest, then atop a speeding train, then in a pool of lava.
- Interpol Special Agent: Detectives Angus MacMagnus and Magnus MacAngus in Revenge of the Orient.
- Intrepid Reporter: Loki America.
- It Makes Sense in Context: Each film begins with a completely ridiculous situation. The joke is that the context is never revealed.
- Terror of the Fourth Reich begins with a woman who is on fire because she tried to pet a dog that just so happened to be pregnant.
- The Star Curse begins with Loki rescuing the heir of Anastasia, who Fu Manchu tried to get by stealing Tesla's brain.
- Revenge of the Orient begins with Loki in a tank because he had to use a flamethrower on an enraged rhinoceros in self-defense.
- I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: Chloe's spirit moves on from the world of the living in order to avoid getting in the way of Loki and ZoŽ.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Loki America is an idealist who pretends to be a cynic.
- Joker Immunity: Fu Manchu. At least in the Expanded Universe.
- Just Between You and Me: In Revenge of the Orient, Mad Dong tells Loki Si Fan's plans. Subverted when Fu Manchu immediately scolds Mad Dong for foolishly revealing their secrets.
- Kick the Dog: Fu Manchu shows off just how evil (and stereotypical) he is by feasting on a plate of barbecued kittens. And then later, he literally does this to a curious puppy.
- Kukris Are Kool: Terror of the Fourth Reich has Gurkhas. You do the math.
- I should also mention that they also have kukri bayonets. Are they realistic or practical? I don't give a fuck.
- Large Ham: Fu Manchu.
- Lighter and Softer: Parodied. Revenge of the Orient starts with who is presumably Loki America as a little kid on some child friendly adventure. And then the real (and fully grown) Loki America crashes in on a tank and proceeds to beat the shit out of the villains. Violently.
- The Little Shop That Wasn't There Yesterday: This is where Loki buys the Polaroid camera that Chloe Lovecraft's soul was trapped inside.
- Lovable Coward: Abe Phoenix.
- MacGuffin: An Orichalcum Key in The Star Curse and the Kitab Al-Azif in Revenge of the Orient.
- A Man Is Not a Virgin: Exaggerated. Loki's sexual exploits include: Lasting for three hours when he lost his virginity, having a threesome with the princess of Jordan and a French spy, having slept with a woman from every continent at one point in his life, giving ZoŽ Pandora such intense pleasure that she fainted, converting a lesbian to a bisexual, and to top it all off, he once had sex with an angel during a near death experience.
- Manly Men Can Hunt: A shark attacks Loki while he's being ferried to Sealand. He proceeds to punch it to death, and it is later cooked and served as a feast in his honor. Technically, Loki killed it in self-defense, but either way, he ate something he killed with his bare hands.
- Massive Multiplayer Crossover: Revenge of the Orient has Fu Manchu, H.P. Lovecraft and Chinese yaoguai all in the same story.
- MÍlťe ŗ Trois: The Star Curse has Loki America, the CIA and the Xenu Knights all racing one another for an alien artifact.
- Memetic Badass: Loki America is based on this trope. And if he becomes an example as well, Iíll consider my task accomplished.
- M.I.B.: They kidnap ZoŽ Pandora.
- Millennium Bug: In The Star Curse, Xenu is prophecized to destroy the world. In the year 2000.
- Mind Rape: Even thinking about the Eldritch Abomination that Si-Fan worships is bad for your health. And your soul.
- Missing Mom: See Disappeared Dad above.
- The Mole: Paris Ladyhole, who pretends to be helping Loki investigate the Naziís in Terror of the Fourth Reich.
- The Nineties: Terror of the Fourth Reich takes place in 1993, The Star Curse in 1999 and Revenge of the Orient in 1996.
- Ninja: OF COURSE!
- Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: Yeti-poaching Nazis, Scientologists who are part of the Ku Klux Klan, modern day pirates who ride around in a nuclear submarine, and drug addicted ninja zombies.
- Non-Human Sidekick: Loki's pet bald eagle Vladimir.
- Not My Driver: How ZoŽ gets kidnapped in The Star Curse.
- Occult Detective: Loki America.
- Offhand Backhand
- Omniglot: Loki America is fluent in every language ever spoken. Including the dead ones.
- Our Monsters Are Different:
- Our Ghosts Are Different/Our Spirits Are Different: The kind that Chloe is can possess both inanimate objects and living things, but are stuck in whatever they occupy until something else interacts with it in a certain way. When she's in ZoŽ Pandora's body, a sufficient physical, emotional or psychological shock can cause her or ZoŽ to take control of the body. A Chinese hungry ghost also tries to attack Chloe, but Loki easily scares it away.
- Our Zombies Are Different: Jiang Shi, Chinese zombies that are reanimated through a combination of narcotics taken before death and black magic. At least one retains its former intelligence from life, as well.
- Paranormal Investigation
- Paranormal Romance: Not really a full romance, though. Nova Flamekiller has Psychic Powers, but that never amounts to anything more than a fling (because they both love someone else), and Chloe Lovecraft falls in love with Loki, but it's completely unrequited.
- Parental Abandonment: Lokiís parents briefly appeared in Nova Scotia under really mysterious circumstances (they were survivors from the Tiananmen Square Massacre... who turned up in the sixties, and they could only understand English) only long enough to give birth to him and name him, then disappeared after a UFO crash. He was later adopted by a pair of lumberjack brothers.
- Parental Substitute: Loki was adopted by a pair of twins. Who then died, leaving him in the care of his adoptive uncle.
- Percussive Exorcism: Loki uses his fists to free Bearracuda of his demonic possession.
- A Pirate 400 Years Too Late: Captain Blake Manhammer and the crew of Poseidon's Beard in The Star Curse.
- Politically Incorrect Villain: Nazi's and the KKK. What'd you expect? Also, Fu Manchu is profoundly racist towards anyone who isn't Chinese.
- Post-Climax Confrontation: See Dragon Their Feet above.
- The Power of Rock: See Ghost in the Machine above.
- Pre Ass Kicking One Liner:
"You've got a bug on your face." *Punches villain*
"I've got a friend I'd like you to meet. His name is PAIN!"
*Villain starts Evil Gloating
. Loki pulls out a gun. Villain stops suddenly.* "No, keep going. I insist."
- Pre-Mortem One-Liner
- Psychic Powers: Nova Flamekiller. She doesn't want them, is reluctant to use them, and doesn't even admit to Loki that she has them when they first meet.
- Punch! Punch! Punch! Uh Oh...: Happens once during each Interesting Situation Duel.
- Rated M for Manly
- Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: ZoŽ Pandora.
- Reality Is Out to Lunch: What is implied to be at the bottom of a well in Revenge of the Orient.
- Really 700 Years Old: Fu Manchu is 144 years old in Revenge of the Orient and has defeated previous nemeses by simply outliving them. It's not really specified how he got to be this old, but supernatural causes and longevity elixirs are suggested as possible explanations.
- Real Men Eat Meat: Joked about twice. Once Sir Saxon Loveblast mentions eating a steak from a new animal every week, and Loki encourages the otherwise vegan Abe to eat a shark he killed because he needs the nutrition.
Loki: "Shut up and eat the damn shark."
- Refuge in Audacity: That's my excuse for everything.
- Refuge in Cool: Same as above.
- Revenge of the Sequel: Revenge of the Orient is the title of the third installment, although the aforementioned Orient do not appear in any previous installments..
- Roswell That Ends Well
- Rule of Cool: Characters like ZoŽ Pandora, Abe Phoenix and Loki America have nothing to do with the mythological figures or entities they were named after. They just seemed like cool names.
- Rule of Funny: Plenty of slapstick.
- Rule of Scary: Occasionally.
- Rule of Three
- Running Gag: Saxon Loveblast occasionally makes references to Dilophosaurus. For no reason.
- Sawn Off Shotgun: The B.A.M.F.
- Scary Black Man: Loki was raised by these.
- Sealed with a Kiss: With ZoŽ Pandora.
- Serial Escalation
- Shock and Awe: Remember that Huli Jing I mentioned earlier under Groin Attack? Loki defeats it by humping a circuit box.
- Shown Their Work: I've done some research on That Other Wiki. I've made sure that's the extent of my research done.
- Sliding Scale of Comedy and Horror: The series is, after all, an expy of Evil Dead and Braindead.
- So Cool It's Awesome: That's right. I just judged my own work as awesome. Because it is.
- The Southpaw: The entire staff of The Mantis is left-handed.
- Status Quo Is God: The three scripts don't really reference each other at all.
- The Stinger: Each film ends with one that involves some sort of Brick Joke.
- Stupid Jetpack Hitler
- Submarine Pirates: The Star Curse has pirates who ride around in a nuclear submarine from the Cold War.
- Swiss Army Weapon: Loki's B.A.M.F.. Amongst the shit it can do:
- Supernatural Martial Arts: The ninja triplets.
- Talk to the Fist: Loki does this. A lot.
- Tampering with Food and Drink: One of Fu Manchu's assassins slips a fungus into Loki America's drink that causes him to lose control of his limbs. Hilarity Ensues.
- Tank Goodness: Loki crashes in on a tank when he first appears in Revenge of the Orient.
- Testosterone Poisoning: I'm pretty much leaning towards this direction.
- Those Two Guys: In Revenge of the Orient, we've got the ninja "twins" (technically triplets, but they appear two at a time) and the Interpol detectives.
- Those Wacky Nazis: The villains of Terror of the Fourth Reich.
- Title Drop: Subverted. The title of each film is only paraphrased in the dialogue.
Professor Brutus Fistmaster
: "I will create a Fifth
Captain Blake Manhammer: "It has been cursed. By the stars."
Doctor Fu Manchu
: "The Orient shall have vengeance!"
- Tome of Eldritch Lore: The Necronomicon. No, not that Necronomicon, that Necronomicon.
- Too Spicy for Yog Sothoth: Fu Manchu attempts to drive Loki insane by forcing him to read the Necronomicon. He only succeeds in pissing Loki off.
- Touch of Death: A ninja does this to a poor Redshirt, with bloody results. When she tries it on Loki, he interrupts her with his fist.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Loki likes to chew on raw habaneros to keep himself alert.
- He also feeds Vladimir jalapeno smoked bison jerkey.
- Treasure Map: The crew of the Poseidon's Beard gives Loki a GPS containing coordinates to the Orichalcum Key they discovered.
- The Unsolved Mystery/That One Case: Loki never really did find out what happened to his biological parents.
- The Voiceless: Each Big Bad's Dragon. Hitler is voiceless because his vocal cords didn't develop correctly in his test tube. The MIB's are voiceless because they had their voiceboxes surgically removed. Stone Wang is voiceless because he has taken a vow of silence. Same with the ninja twins.
- Voodoo Shark: Vladimir's eyepatch would naturally screw with his depth perception, so Loki trained him to use echolocation. I don't care. It's awesome.
- Warrior Monk: Not just any Warrior Monks, but Gurkha Monks!
- Weird Science
- The Woobie: Chloe Lovecraft.
- World of Ham
- Wretched Hive: The Kowloon Walled City is this in Revenge of the Orient.
- The X of Y: Terror of the Fourth Reich & Revenge of the Orient.
- Yellow Peril: Fu Manchu is the Arch-Enemy of Loki America, after all. Subverted in that Loki America himself is also Asian. Double subverted in that since Loki was raised by black lumberjacks among white people, he canít really be considered truly Asian.
- You Cannot Grasp the True Form: With Revenge of the Orient featuring Eldritch Abominations, this is pretty much a given.
- You Cloned Hitler!
- Sorry... thought this was Google for a second.
: For other dudes (and non-dudes) to put up ASCII penises and junk like that.