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It can be found on Website/LiveJournal [[http://posseesse.livejournal.com here]], or backed up on Website/ArchiveOfOurOwn [[http://archiveofourown.org/works/729464/chapters/1354969 here]].

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It can be found on Website/LiveJournal [[http://posseesse.livejournal.com here]], or backed up in its most complete form on Website/ArchiveOfOurOwn [[http://archiveofourown.org/works/729464/chapters/1354969 here]].


* AltumVidetur: The title of the story, and of each chapter, [[IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming are all Latin phrases]], some more recognizable than others, that indicate the content within. (EG: ''A posse ad esse'' means 'from being able to being'.) Overlaps with PretentiousLatinMotto for the particularly obscure ones (Incepto Ne Desistam, anyone?).


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* GratuitousLatin: The title of the story, and of each chapter, [[IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming are all Latin phrases]], some more recognizable than others, that indicate the content within. (EG: ''A posse ad esse'' means 'from being able to being'.) Overlaps with PretentiousLatinMotto for the particularly obscure ones (Incepto Ne Desistam, anyone?).


* ApologizesALot: Kroko, sometimes Dolly in a sadder mood. Most [[{{Egregious}} egregiously]] done in Chapter 6, when he allegedly manages to say sorry for yelling at Lilo forty times in the space of three minutes.

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* ApologizesALot: Kroko, sometimes Dolly in a sadder mood. Most [[{{Egregious}} [[JustForFun/{{Egregious}} egregiously]] done in Chapter 6, when he allegedly manages to say sorry for yelling at Lilo forty times in the space of three minutes.


It can be found on Website/LiveJournal [[http://posseesse.livejournal.com here]], with an [[http://archiveofourown.org/works/729464/chapters/1354969 AO3 backup]] as well.

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It can be found on Website/LiveJournal [[http://posseesse.livejournal.com here]], with an or backed up on Website/ArchiveOfOurOwn [[http://archiveofourown.org/works/729464/chapters/1354969 AO3 backup]] as well.here]].



* VirtualSoundtrack: On the LJ copy, each post has a certain song outlined in the 'Music' qualifier; on AO3, this is recreated in the author's notes. The soundtrack is also accompanied with a moodlet to show the central character and overall theme of each chapter: for example, Chapter 2's theme is conflict.

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* VirtualSoundtrack: VirtualSoundtrack:
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On the LJ copy, each post has a certain song outlined in the 'Music' qualifier; on AO3, Website/ArchiveOfOurOwn, this is recreated in the author's notes. The soundtrack is also accompanied with a moodlet to show the central character and overall theme of each chapter: for example, Chapter 2's theme is conflict.


* {{Trigger}}: Dolly carries over her adverse reaction to dog bones, and fear of dogs in general, from the original canon. Kroko's aquaphobia also shows signs of this, since it leads to a couple of panic attacks. These have both hindered and helped the team over the course of the fic.

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* {{Trigger}}: TraumaButton: Dolly carries over her adverse reaction to dog bones, and fear of dogs in general, from the original canon. Kroko's aquaphobia also shows signs of this, since it leads to a couple of panic attacks. These have both hindered and helped the team over the course of the fic.


It can be found on LiveJournal [[http://posseesse.livejournal.com here]]. Recently given an [[http://archiveofourown.org/works/729464/chapters/1354969 AO3 backup]] as well.

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It can be found on LiveJournal Website/LiveJournal [[http://posseesse.livejournal.com here]]. Recently given here]], with an [[http://archiveofourown.org/works/729464/chapters/1354969 AO3 backup]] as well.


* ShoutOut: While the original was rife with shout-outs to deep or otherwise psychological works, the author makes those in this more contemporary. In Chapter 9, ''{{Minesweeper}}'' and SuperTed of all things are name-dropped, and [[spoiler:the writingasm scene]] in Chapter 10 has shades of [[spoiler:the "I WILL READ" scene in Theatre/{{Fame}}]]. Chapters 14 and 16 also includes thinly-veiled shout-outs to another Die Anstalt fanfic, "Sparkles and the Great Escape".

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* ShoutOut: While the original was rife with shout-outs to deep or otherwise psychological works, the author makes those in this more contemporary. In Chapter 9, ''{{Minesweeper}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Minesweeper}}'' and SuperTed WesternAnimation/SuperTed of all things are name-dropped, and [[spoiler:the writingasm scene]] in Chapter 10 has shades of [[spoiler:the "I WILL READ" scene in Theatre/{{Fame}}]]. Chapters 14 and 16 also includes thinly-veiled shout-outs to another Die Anstalt fanfic, "Sparkles and the Great Escape".


''A Posse Ad Esse'' is an AlternateUniverseFic for obscure web game ''VideoGame/DieAnstalt''. Specifically, an AU where the six main characters all gain superpowers. Considering these characters are all disabled cuddly toys (five patients and a doctor, to be exact), the inevitable result is conflict, confusion and a different kind of therapy: experience.

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''A Posse Ad Esse'' is an AlternateUniverseFic for the obscure web game ''VideoGame/DieAnstalt''. Specifically, an AU where the six main characters all gain superpowers. Considering these characters are all disabled cuddly toys (five patients and a doctor, to be exact), the inevitable result is conflict, confusion and a different kind of therapy: experience.



* [[spoiler:ExplainingYourPowerToTheEnemy: Played for Drama, in that it's the up-to-that-point SecretWeapon doing it.]]

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* [[spoiler:ExplainingYourPowerToTheEnemy: Played for Drama, ExplainingYourPowerToTheEnemy: [[spoiler:PlayedForDrama, in that it's the up-to-that-point SecretWeapon doing it.]]



* [[OnlySaneMan Only Neurotypical Toy]]: Applied more literally than usual to Dub [[spoiler:(pre-Chapter 13's AngstComa, anyway)]]; despite having been in an asylum for the best part of six months, he persists in his belief that he didn't need to be admitted there. But, as Dr Wood puts it, "Toys without problems don't tend to be found in asylums."

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* [[OnlySaneMan Only Neurotypical Toy]]: OnlySaneMan: Applied more literally than usual to Dub [[spoiler:(pre-Chapter 13's AngstComa, anyway)]]; despite having been in an asylum for the best part of six months, he persists in his belief that he didn't need to be admitted there. But, as Dr Wood puts it, "Toys without problems don't tend to be found in asylums."



* [[PowersInTheFirstEpisode Powers in the First Chapter]]

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* [[PowersInTheFirstEpisode Powers in the First Chapter]]%%* PowersInTheFirstEpisode



* [[spoiler:SavageWolves (to Dolly anyway, Lyall zerself is actually a NobleWolf)]]

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* [[spoiler:SavageWolves (to SavageWolves [[spoiler:To Dolly anyway, Lyall zerself is actually a NobleWolf)]]NobleWolf]]


* FiveManBand: While not entirely cohesive, properly established by now.
** TheLeader: Dolly, reluctantly.
** TheSmartGuy: Lilo
** TheBigGuy in training: [[spoiler:Lyall]]
** TheLancer: Dub
** TheChick: Kroko
** TagalongKid: Sly, mentally speaking, albeit he doesn't get kidnapped


* MaxTrope: Dub's [[TheGhost unseen but oft-mentioned owner]], unnamed in canon, is here given the name of - well - [[CaptainObvious Max]]. [[spoiler:Given Dub's [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation retooled-mostly-by-accident backstory]], this can come across as DevelopingDoomedCharacters.]]

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** Lilo too, when he's given the ability to communicate at all. Usually in writing.


* AnAssKickingChristmas: Played with. The story starts "literally three days until Christmas", but only Dr Wood knows this. The other patients have [[TimeDissonance very little concept of time passing]], and no reliable clocks [[spoiler:once they are forced to leave the asylum]], relying on the sun setting and other visual cues just to figure out whether it's morning, afternoon or night. Nonetheless, the prose attempts to make clear that the two first fight scenes between hero and villain sides occur on Christmas Day, four hours apart.

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* AnAssKickingChristmas: Played with. The story starts "literally three days until Christmas", but only Dr Wood knows this. The other patients have [[TimeDissonance very little concept of time passing]], passing, and no reliable clocks [[spoiler:once they are forced to leave the asylum]], relying on the sun setting and other visual cues just to figure out whether it's morning, afternoon or night. Nonetheless, the prose attempts to make clear that the two first fight scenes between hero and villain sides occur on Christmas Day, four hours apart.



* DesperatelyCravesAffection: Spinne.

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* DesperatelyCravesAffection: Spinne. [[spoiler:Lyall, to a certain extent.]]



* [[OnlySaneMan Only Neurotypical Toy]]: Applied more literally than usual to Dub [[spoiler:(pre-Chapter 13's AngstComa, anyway)]]; despite having been in an asylum for the best part of six months, he persists in his belief that he didn't need to be admitted there. But, as Dr Wood puts it:
--> "Toys without problems don't tend to be found in asylums."

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* [[OnlySaneMan Only Neurotypical Toy]]: Applied more literally than usual to Dub [[spoiler:(pre-Chapter 13's AngstComa, anyway)]]; despite having been in an asylum for the best part of six months, he persists in his belief that he didn't need to be admitted there. But, as Dr Wood puts it:
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it, "Toys without problems don't tend to be found in asylums."



* PronounTrouble: [[spoiler:Lyall is gender-neutral, and goes by ze/zer/zer pronouns - despite the fact that the equivalent in German linguistics is ''es'', not ''ze''. Since Dolly's natural tongue indicates that she was made in Scotland, though, and Lyall therefore must have been made at the same time in the same place, we can let it slide. Dolly sometimes slips up and uses 'it' instead of ze, while Sly persisted for a while in calling zer Ze-Sir instead of Lyall, since he was the one most confused about the existence of that particular gender identity.]]

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* PronounTrouble: [[spoiler:Lyall is gender-neutral, and goes by ze/zer/zer pronouns - despite the fact that the equivalent in German linguistics is ''es'', not ''ze''. Since Dolly's natural tongue indicates that she was made in Scotland, though, and Lyall therefore must have been made at the same time in the same place, we can let it slide. At first, Dolly sometimes slips kept slipping up and uses used 'it' instead of ze, while Sly persisted for a while in calling zer Ze-Sir instead of Lyall, since he was the one most confused about the existence of that particular gender identity.]]



* ShipTease: Kroko and Dolly seem to be getting a couple - most notably so far: "sweetie".
* ShoutOut: While the original was rife with shout-outs to deep or otherwise psychological works, the author makes those in this more contemporary. In Chapter 9, ''{{Minesweeper}}'' and SuperTed of all things are name-dropped, and [[spoiler:the writingasm scene]] in Chapter 10 has shades of [[spoiler:the "I WILL READ" scene in Theatre/{{Fame}}]]. Chapter 14 also includes a thinly-veiled shout-out to another Die Anstalt fanfic, "Sparkles and the Great Escape".

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* ShipTease: Kroko and Dolly seem to be getting got a couple - most notably so far: "sweetie".
dotted through various chapters, until Chapter 17 bumped it into overdrive.
* ShoutOut: While the original was rife with shout-outs to deep or otherwise psychological works, the author makes those in this more contemporary. In Chapter 9, ''{{Minesweeper}}'' and SuperTed of all things are name-dropped, and [[spoiler:the writingasm scene]] in Chapter 10 has shades of [[spoiler:the "I WILL READ" scene in Theatre/{{Fame}}]]. Chapter Chapters 14 and 16 also includes a thinly-veiled shout-out shout-outs to another Die Anstalt fanfic, "Sparkles and the Great Escape".



* TimeDissonance: A constant, given the toys' current location condition and time dilation being a shared symptom.
--> In that recurring theme of their long-distance relationship to time recently...



* WellIntentionedExtremist: [[spoiler:On some level, Dr. Wood honestly believes he's helping others via the Claw Association, but Chapter 9 also beats in that he's also doing it for emotional validation and the belief he should be God.]]

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* WellIntentionedExtremist: [[spoiler:On some level, [[spoiler:Early on, Dr. Wood honestly believes he's believed he was helping others via the Claw Association, but Chapter 9 also beats over time his POV chaters beat in that he's also doing it more for emotional validation and the belief he should be God.psychological ego validation, to bolster his undiagnosed NPD.]]


* TheNicknamer: [[spoiler:Lyall.]] Dolly = "Doll"; Sly = "snake boy"; Dr Wood = "Woodster"; Lilo = "Savvy"; Dub = "turtle"; Kroko doesn't have one. "Doll" has been the most consistent. [[spoiler:It's a sign of zer starting to respect Dolly more when ze uses her actual name].

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* TheNicknamer: [[spoiler:Lyall.]] Dolly = "Doll"; Sly = "snake boy"; Dr Wood = "Woodster"; Lilo = "Savvy"; Dub = "turtle"; Kroko doesn't have one. "Doll" has been the most consistent. [[spoiler:It's a sign of zer starting to respect Dolly more when ze uses her actual name].name]].


** A slightly weirder meta-example of a Callback: In Chapter 5, one of the few German phrases Dub knows is "''Himmel Auf'' - not sure what it means, but I heard it in a song once or twice." Twelve chapters later, the soundtrack for Chapter 17 is... "Himmel Auf" by Silbermond.



* TheNicknamer: [[spoiler:Lyall.]] Names so far: Dolly = "Doll", Sly = "snake boy", Dr Wood = "Woodster". Lilo and Dub, [[spoiler:ze]] just refers to as their species. "Doll" has been the most consistent.

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* TheNicknamer: [[spoiler:Lyall.]] Names so far: Dolly = "Doll", "Doll"; Sly = "snake boy", boy"; Dr Wood = "Woodster". "Woodster"; Lilo and Dub, [[spoiler:ze]] just refers to as their species.= "Savvy"; Dub = "turtle"; Kroko doesn't have one. "Doll" has been the most consistent. [[spoiler:It's a sign of zer starting to respect Dolly more when ze uses her actual name].

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* AllThereInTheManual: The physical depictions and names of some of the Claw Association members can only be found in the Chapter 16 Postface.


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** He's actually banked far too much on this by the time Chapter 16 rolls around - [[spoiler:the success of his sermon depends on his audience trusting him so blindly because of aforementioned charisma that they will not ask for direct proof of what he can do. But Lilo of all toys shows up to prove him wrong, untangling the web of lies.]]

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