-->"If I create the rules, how can there be loopholes?"

-->"[Regiment]'s [[TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy just this guy, you know]]?"

Regiment is an ordinary mild-mannered high school physics teacher.

His original mission was to add examples from D.Gray-Man to this wiki wherever appropriate. Annoyingly, he could never seem to spell AppliedPhlebotinum, which was a pity, since most of his references involved [[AppliedPhlebotinum Innocence]].

Much to his chagrin, he didn't start the DGrayMan page, but he's made up for it by [[EntryPimp more than tripling]] the list of tropes. To soothe his ego, he's staking his claim to have started the page through NewlyPopularUpdating.

He comes and goes.


'''This troper provides examples of:'''

* ActualPacifist
* [[ActuallyPrettyFunny Actually A Pretty Good Idea]]
* AfraidOfNeedles
* ApologizesALot: Sorry about that.
* ArthurDent
* AttentionDeficitCreatorDisorder: Leading to a lot of OrphanedSeries.
* AuthorAppeal: [[MagnificentBastard Clever]], [[KickTheDog unambiguously]] [[ForTheEvulz evil]] [[EvillyAffable villains]]; female characters somewhere between CuteBruiser [[HotAmazon and]] ActionGirl; [[AwesomeButPractical neat]] [[AwesomeButImpractical gadgets]], [[EarnYourHappyEnding slightly ambiguous happy endings]].
* AwesomenessByAnalysis
* BewareTheQuietOnes
* BotheringByTheBook: Pathologically.
* BritishStuffiness: Despite not being British.
* ByTheBookCop: Despite not being a cop.
* CaffeineBulletTime: Because...
* [[CantHoldHisLiquor Can't Hold His Caffeine]]
* TheChessmaster: Theoretically, at least.
* ClosetGeek: Tiered - he'll admit the video game and Star Trek things to pretty much anyone, but the Pokemon and LARP stuff he keeps closer to his vest.
* ClusterFBomb: Very, very rarely, and never in front of people.
* TheConfidant
* DeadpanSnarker
* DeterminedDefeatist: When it comes to certain topics.
* DidNotDoTheBloodyResearch: Intentionally.
* DisContinuity: Parts of ''his own life''.
* EvilMeScaresMe: Angry him scares him.
* FalseReassurance: A beloved tactic.
* TheFettered
* FiveManBand: TheSmartGuy.
* ForScience: A common justification.
* ForeignCussWord: Usually in [[EverythingSoundsSexierInFrench French]].
* FourTemperamentEnsemble: The Melancholic.
* {{Geek}}: Although his ideas about {{Geek}}s and {{Nerd}}s are the opposite of what TVTropes thinks.
* GentlemanAndAScholar
* GoodIsNotDumb
* GoodNameForARockBand: He has a list.
* GoodWithNumbers
* GoshDangItToHeck
-->"Do you ''ever'' swear?"
-->"Not in public."
* GrammarNazi
* HedgeTrimmer: And PurpleProse Trimmer
* HeroicSelfDeprecation: Can be really, ''really'' bad at accepting praise.
* IThoughtEveryoneCouldDoThat
* IndyPloy
* LawfulNeutral
* [[MinoredInAssKicking Minored In Sword Fighting]]
* MrImagination
* MST3KMantra: A favorite argument, because he doesn't take many things seriously.
* NaNoWriMo: Won in 2009, 2010, and 2011, in utter defiance of OrphanedSeries.
* NightmareFetishist: Fond of squid and jellyfish, partly ''because'' they're creepy.
* NiceGuy: He's happier when you're happy.
* [[NiceJewishBoy Nice]] AmbiguouslyJewish [[NiceJewishBoy Boy]]
* OldShame: Almost everything he's ever written, enjoyed, or done more than fifteen minutes ago.
* OneSteveLimit: Averted; many people he knows, including one of his best friends, share his name.
* OrphanedSeries: Most projects he starts, although he tends to go back to them off and on.
* PeripheryDemographic: Frequently a member of it.
* PrecisionFStrike: A rarely used tactic, but one wholeheartedly embraced.
* PrinciplesZealot: A bit.
* [[RealMenWearPink Real Men Love]] [[EverythingsBetterWithPenguins Penguins]]
* SadClown: Not to the extreme that the trope implies, but somewhat.
* SantaClausmas
* SelfDeprecation
* SeriousBusiness: Completely averted; he doesn't think that anything's that important.
* ShoutOut: In day-to-day life, to lots of things, with peculiar emphasis on ''{{Animaniacs}}'', ''TheSimpsons'', and [[BasicInstructions web]][[OrderOfTheStick com]][[IrregularWebcomic ics]].
* ShrinkingViolet: A minor example, and the rare male example.
* TheSmartGuy: Has a degree in physics and a vast command of general knowledge.
* TheSnarkKnight
* SophisticatedAsHell
* TheSpock: Sometimes.
* TheStoic: Sometimes.
* StopHavingFunGuys: His arch-nemeses.
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: When you WillNotTellALie...
* ThinkNothingOfIt
* {{Troperiffic}}: Apparently.
* UnPaused: When interrupted.
* WickedCultured
* WillNotTellALie
* WrongGenreSavvy: As the real world is not a fictional genre.
* XanatosGambit: Theoretically.
* XanatosSpeedChess
* YiddishAsASecondLanguage
* YouWouldntLikeMeWhenImAngry


* CuteBruiser
* EvillyAffable
* InTheMouthOfMadness
* SouthernFriedGenius
* TestosteronePoisoning



Regiment is a massive nerd, and as such he is also part of a {{LARP}}. Because it is very difficult for a character in this game to be KilledOffForReal, he has played the same character for years.

'''Kaius Felgor provides examples of:'''

* AntiMagic: Has several spells that are based on disrupting magic.
* BilingualBonus: His last name is a corruption of the Latin for "lightning".
* CrystalDragonJesus: Felgor is a disciple of the Order of Regiment, which is heavily inspired by medieval Christianity, [[DidNotDoTheResearch kind of]].
* DarkIsNotEvil: Felgor's costumes include a lot of black and silver, but he's a good person.
* {{Familiar}}: The actual name of a spell, of the "source of the spellcaster's magic" sort. Felgor's only affects his ability to TurnUndead and regenerate.
* FromASingleCell: Sort of. His magic can heal limbs, even his own, and he will come back from the dead unless his body is completely obliterated... but only once a day.
* GlassCannon: About as much as is possible in the system. Felgor has some very powerful ranged attacks, but he can't wear armor and as such is about as [[SquishyWizard squishy]] as they come.
* JackOfAllTrades: More or less standard for the Sorcerer school, but Felgor also has several spells from other schools.
* LawfulGood
* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: He sometimes goes off on adventures with nothing but an 18" buckler.
* MagicalIncantation: All of his spells. The incantation consists of a few lines from an oath to [[CrystalDragonJesus Regiment]].
* NotSoStoic
* TheRedMage: Felgor can [[ShockAndAwe throw magic missiles and lightning bolts]], can [[TurnUndead ward off enchanted creatures]] and [[BarrierWarrior create impassable barriers]], can [[AntiMagic destroy enchanted objects]], [[TheRedMage cast every weak spell in existence]], and can [[BoringButPractical create magic lights]].
* ShockAndAwe: As a two-path Sorcerer, he has the spell "Lightning Bolt". It's also in his name; see BilingualBonus above.
* SpellBook: Naturally.
* SquishyWizard: Felgor has as many spells as a character can possibly have, but he can't wear armor or carry a decent weapon because of it.
* VancianMagic: The LARP's magic system.



* LudicrousPrecision

* ''DarthWiki/HouseOfCards''
* ''Booth'' (working title)
* ''Lotan''


* BookEnds: Sort of. The book opens and ends with [[spoiler:comments about Booth's gun waiting in the theatre still]], and the (not its real name) (as far as we know)]] RunningGag [[spoiler:is the last dialogue.]]
* ClicheStorm: The ''[[StylisticSuck Black Wednesday]]'' movies, about a zombie hick with a [[ChainsawGood chainsaw]] who keeps trying to kill the resident SchoolgirlLesbians.
* CloudCuckoolander: Ron, often.
* {{Expy}}: The city of Mason, Nevada is based on the author's recollections of Baker, California, home of the World's Tallest Thermometer, and Mercurial Enterprises bears a resemblance to the Sun-Maid factory.
* CreepyDoll: When Jerry and Ron were college roommates, Jerry got revenge for something by borrowing from a friend dozens of {{Aquaman}} action figures and placing them all around the room, staring at Ron.
* GirlOnGirlIsHot: In the ''[[StylisticSuck Black Wednesday]]'' movies. Ron agrees. Jerry thinks it's a little [[FanDisservice out]] [[{{Gorn}} of]] [[HighOctaneNightmareFuel context]].
* GoodNameForARockBand: Several.
* HiddenDepths: Ron is flighty and prone to spontaneous fandom, but he's actually very handy and a good businessman.
* InsistentTerminology: The name of the book is ''Booth (working title)'', not ''Booth''.
* LemonyNarrator: The narrator censors profanity and editorializes a bit.
* OneDegreeOfSeparation: Tangentially; it turns out that [[spoiler:Ron's one-night-stand]] is [[spoiler:the daughter]] of [[spoiler:the judge to whom they pay a parking ticket]]. Also, [[spoiler:Jerry ends up marrying Ron's sister]].
* OpeningMonologue: The narrator gives a brief summary of the Henry Ford Museum and the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.
* PresentDay: Well, late 2007.
* RousingSpeech: Ron attempts two. Neither really works.
* RunningGag: (not its real name) (as far as we know).
* SeinfeldianConversation: Pretty much everything.
* ShaggyDogStory: Explicitly [[ConversationalTroping described]] by Jerry. Also most of what happens, [[spoiler:including the ending]].
* ShootTheShaggyDog: After struggling to find a cell phone charger for much of the book, [[spoiler:it turns out that the phone is ruined after all]].
* StylisticSuck: The ''[[SlasherMovie Black Wednesday]]'' film series.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Larry and Wendy, who the protagonists meet and befriend, and who never appear again
* WhereAreTheyNow: The epilogue, which reveals, among other things, that [[spoiler:Jerry marries Ron's sister, making the protagonists brothers-in-law]].


A retelling of ''{{Bluebeard}}'', told in the style of HPLovecraft. [[RunningGag The title will most definitely not be ''Bluebeard Cthulhu'']].

Unmarked spoilers follow, or else most of the tropes would be whited out.

* ClosedCircle: More of a short-term example, as the trains come to Peurich very rarely.
* CosmicHorrorStory: Very much in the style of HPLovecraft.
* DidYouJustRomanceCthulhu: The entire plot, more or less. Richard turns out to be not Lotan, but its servant.
* DownerEnding: Sort of. Katie avoids a FateWorseThanDeath by killing herself.
* EldritchAbomination: Richard turns out to be the servant of one.
* EvilIsSexy: Richard, although it might be Lotan's doing.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Katherine is 5'6" and Richard is probably 6'6", but he's so thin that he looks even taller.
* IHaveManyNames: Lotan.
* LovecraftCountry: Peurich, an old New Hampshire town on a cape.
* TheChessmaster: Richard appears to be Katherine's ideal man to lure her closer for Lotan.
* MythologyUpgrade: Lotan was a minor monster from the same mythology as Dagon. Here he becomes an ageless CosmicHorror.
* NoHuggingNoKissing: Averted, and the logical next step in Regiment's writing. ''[[DarthWiki/HouseOfCards House of Cards]]'' has no female characters to speak of. ''Booth'' is about two borderline HeterosexualLifePartners (although one does have a one-night stand with a bank teller). ''Bluebeard Cthulhu'' is a love story.
* NotSoStoic: Richard starts emoting a lot when he's talking about Lotan.
* PurpleProse: Intentionally, in the Lovecraftian style.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: Richard doesn't actually have any ancestors. He's just very, very old, thanks to Lotan.
* RecycledInSpace: It's {{Bluebeard}} in [[HPLovecraft Innsmouth]].
* TheRenfield: Richard, to Lotan.
* TermsOfEndangerment: Richard is the only person who calls Katherine "Katie", which becomes much less endearing when he's snapped.
* TimeAbyss: Lotan, who is "ancient beyond reckoning".
He is a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiSloth WikiSloth]].