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YMMV: New Vindicators
  • Alternate Character Interpretation: The Vindicators are in fact essentially Uncle Toms who by colluding with the government merely continue the cycle of racism in the world. Adonis is the story's true hero, fighting against this, albeit in ill-conceived ways.
    • The creator of David Meinstein, ergo his player, intended for him to be a self-loathing Neo-Sapiens hater. This, for some strange reason, does not pan out in the narrative.
  • Anvilicious: Several examples:
    • Within the setting, giving children religious instruction is tantamount to spreading a debilitating mental disease.
    • As if the depiction of personal faith weren't enough, all religious organizations are either horribly evil or corrupt.
  • Creator's Pet: Rumble. Loved by the author, check. Hated by some fans and players alike, check.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: While the cast is an ensemble one by nature, Frostbite remains one of the most popular characters in the series.
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: The Rhino seems to be popular with anyone born in Europe.
    • The Author, very much an American, likes the character too. Moving Mr. Tharivol into the region of Creator's Pet.
  • Fan-Preferred Couple: There is not a man, woman, or child alive who does not want to see Anomaly and Tripper together.
    • As Women in the Oubliverse are essentially cheating machines, Anomaly and Tripper are liked mainly because they are the only central characters to have a functional relationship. But if upcoming arcs are to be believed that's too boring.
  • Fridge Logic: So much so, it hurts.
    • Frostbite's powers are eventually explained as being temporal manipulation. He creates ice by slowing molecules down and fire by speeding them up. How does this give him the ability to teleport, given his description of this power is his deconstructing himself on a cellular level, traveling through the moisture in the air, and then recombining elsewhere?
    • Michuru's origin story revealed that Coach Crag trained him to use his geokinesis as a kid. He did this by belittling him constantly. In what world is he the best candidate to run a school? Seriously, Walkabout wasn't chosen because... what?
      • Because having Dr. Cox in charge of the Xavier Institute would be, like, hilarious. Besides, Walkabout was too busing walking out of the story for good at that point.
  • Idiot Plot: Let's get this straight: Lodestone's grandpa put the Wisent in jail when he was a young whipper snapper, he got a GED, got out, became a lawyer, became richer than God and wants revenge?
    • I guess to be fair, Coach Crag does pick up his Idiot Ball when he decides to declare war on the criminal world. Plus, who wouldn't want to make Magnus suffer?
    • Moksha in its entirety. A mysterious armored man appears out of nowhere, gathers a bunch of SP Bs together in Antarctica (violating a certain treaty by doing so) and founds his own nation. This is without talking to any other world governments or even TRYING anything related to international diplomacy. Is it really any surprise that The US makes the fairly safe assumption that he's building an army and tries to nuke the places?
  • Magnificent Bastard: Adonis Skraag and Abbadon.
  • Moral Event Horizon: The Affiliation Rift crosses it during the massacre at the school. Sclera crosses when he maims Tripper. Paragon crosses it several times.
  • Narm: Anything Rumble says about her religious beliefs. Adonis's talk of the need to cull weak Neo-Sapiens.
    • Adonis' speech that occurred recently in the campaign. Michuru81 posted it on the ATT recently. For some reason he choose not to include Bulwark's constant heckling throughout it.
  • Padding: Sic Semper Tyrannis, Para Bellum and Hostis Humani Generis. Dulcis Amor is shaping up to be will be is the same.
    • Also, most any and all flashback chapters. Especially if the flashback has to do with a character who the reader either does not care about or who has little to no significance to what's going on in the story at the time.
  • Purity Sue: Rumble, for obvious reasons. She remains essentially a perfect, incorruptibly "sweet" girl and her only foray into evil wasn't really her.
  • Rescued from the Scrappy Heap: Attempted with Sclera in a flashback.
  • Romantic Plot Tumor: Brass & Rumble.
  • The Scrappy: Gabriel Farouk & Deimos being the most notable.
  • Strangled by the Red String: Brass & Rumble are inexplicably attracted to each other and start a relationship pretty much off-screen.
  • They Wasted a Perfectly Good Plot: The most interesting aspects of whatever plot is going on seems to go by the wayside in some cases.
    • Arguably, the one strong, responsible female adult character in the entire story was Natalie Styles. She was loved and respected by all her students, acted in relatively intelligent and reasonable ways and had the beginnings of a normal relationship with Michuru Bradshaw. Naturally, she had to die as soon as possible.
      • Word of God states that this was done to deepen the character of Michuru, all off-screen of course and the reader will be pleased to know that Michuru doesn't have that big of a role in the series from that point onward until far later on in the series.
  • True Art Is Angsty: The only happy moments characters experience seem to only happen when Michuru81 can't think of some tragedy to throw at them that day.
    • This goes double if your name is Ben Altair or Magnus Loder. Though the latter pretty much deserves it.
  • Unfortunate Implications: This series carries several, especially in the area of how women are handled.
    • Arguably the most egregious example of this so far was Donna-Anne and Steve Potter's side-story in Hostis Humani Generis.
  • Villain Sue: Contrary to common belief, Michuru Bradshaw is not the author insert. That would be Adonis.
  • Wangst: In the Oubliverse, this is the default response to any and all personal issues. Might have something to do with Michuru81's consumption of Soap Operas.

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