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* DistractedByTheSexy: Major evolving in the middle of Jet's gym battle with Skyla results in Skyla's Unfezant immediately getting smitten. Major uses this to his advantage, naturally, though his opponent seems too affected by this trope to care.

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[[folder:Kynim's Nuzlocke Runs]]
!!!Tropes seen in Kynim's Nuzlocke Runs:
* AbusiveParents: Bianca's dad, who is misogynistic and emotionally abusive to Bianca, and mentioned to be physically abusive to her mother. Upon hearing about the latter, [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure Elesa]] escorts Bianca to the police station to report him to Social Services.
** Played for laughs when Byron mocks Roark for losing to Kynim in the Diamond run.
-->'''Byron:''' OMG, son, you got pussy whipped. PUSSY WHIPPED!
* TheAce: Cheren views Nina like this.
* AchillesHeel: [[spoiler:Laila observes that Asha (Ghetsis' Hydreigon) has two. First off, his Fire Blast attack has gaps in it despite being so powerful, so it can be dodged pretty easily. Second, Asha pauses in-between each attack, prompting Laila to guess that he needs all three of his heads to be in cooperation in order to successfully land an attack]].
* AdaptationExpansion: According to Kynim (the author, not the character), the reason for Bianca's father's AdaptationalVillainy was to help expand Bianca's character arc.
* AgentPeacock: Burgh, Burgh, ''BURGH''. Dude gives an OffhandBackhand to one of the Seven Sages!
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Kynim is this to her daughter, Nina. Nina herself is this to Cheren.
* AnthropomorphicPersonification: Kynim goes a different route than the games by having Reshiram and Zekrom become the personifications of the immense desire to seek truth and ideals from the twin kings.
* AntiClimax: The first page of the battle with N ended with [[{{Cliffhanger}} Zach about to be attacked from behind by N's Klinklang]]. Naturally, the fans were panicking about him possibly dying before the next page came out a month later...at which point Jojo jumps in out of nowhere and just [=1HKO=]s the thing with no issue whatsoever. Given the [[StunnedSilence reactions]] from Zach and Laila, this was most likely intentional.
* ArtEvolution: Compare the first Diamond Run issue with the most recent White Run issue and the progress is astounding.
** [[http://mythsofunova.tumblr.com/post/55720973100/from-when-you-started-the-white-nuzlocke-comic-to-now Even within the White run there is a lot of improvement art-wise and comic-wise.]]
* AwesomeMcCoolName: N[[spoiler: athaniel Graviel]] Harmonia.
* BadassAdorable: Zach. Andy trumps him later in this department, being the shortest known Galvantula and still can dish out ass-kicking.
* BadassGay: Burgh. He can kick your butt and look fabulous doing it.
* BerserkButton: Not too berserk, but bringing up Kynim is a good way to irritate Nina.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Strip 28 shows why it's a bad idea to upset a Pokemon Center Nurse.
* BilingualBonus: The restaurant that N takes Nina to is named "The L'Navire" - French for [[{{Shipping}} The Ship]].
* BiTheWay:
** [[spoiler:Lucas in the Diamond run; he had a crush on Kynim at first, but after a while grew to reciprocate Haisi's crush on him, eventually marrying him afterward]].
** According to WordOfGod, Ky Nim (the character, not the author), Nina, Cheren and N are also bisexual.
* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Nina defeats Ghetsis who is then executed by the Shadow Triad for his incompetence, but Nina loses all but two of her Pokemon in the process]]. Meanwhile, [[spoiler:Zekrias (Zekrom) and Reshai(Reshiram) are killed by Ghetsis, but ultimately, they die free and their spirits thank N and an unconscious Nina for helping them before passing on]]. As the epilogue reveals later, [[spoiler:Nina's still going through a lot of problems due to what transpired, but she's getting help and her relationship with her mother has mended. Cheren and Bianca are pursuing their dreams while N, Anthea, Concordia and Rood have been reformed and are moving on with their lives]].
* BlackComedy:
** When Kylee the author/artist is asked in the second White run Q&A session which death was the hardest for her, she says that [[spoiler:Peter, Walter and Freddie]] were the worst in terms of gameplay and teambuilding, but notes that the death of a certain other team member made readers more upset. She says this while glancing at a drawing of [[spoiler:Jordan, who was crushed to death by falling rocks]] as a pancake with a halo. Later, when Mimi is asked if she still thinks about [[spoiler:Jordan]] sometimes, Kylee appears in the background eating a stack of pancakes.
** When Bianca first appears, she brings Nina a giant birthday cake...and Cheren a sandwich. When Cheren asks why she did the latter despite the fact that she baked a cake big enough for all three of them, Bianca responds with "because my daddy says that [[StrawMisogynist women exist to make sandwiches for men]]", something Cheren is understandably disturbed by. According to WordOfGod, this was originally going to be something of a RunningGag, but she cut it after realizing that it would be [[DudeNotFunny in rather poor taste]].
* BothSidesHaveAPoint: The explanations made for and against Pokemon battles in [[http://fav.me/d6nvlrf 036]] and [[http://fav.me/d6wfabq 037]] both have legitimate points and give a deeper insight into the comic's universe.
* BrokenAce: Nina feels immense amounts of pressure to live up to and surpass her parents, causing her to foster a lot of resentment towards her mother. Making this worse is how she's grown used to having her issues dismissed as 'not real problems' and coping with others' [[GreenEyedMonster jealousy of her position]].
* BusCrash: [[spoiler:According to WordOfGod, Annie and Alex from the Diamond run passed away of old age before the events of the White run]].
* CallBack: Nina hesitates upon confronting Marshal's Throh. [[spoiler:Early in the White Run, a Throh claimed the lives of Peter, Walter and Freddie. Marshal's Throh critically injures Mimi, and she eventually succumbs to her injuries.]]
* CampGay: Haisi in Diamond Run and in White Run, Burgh/Arti.
* TheCasanova: Maximus, the Murkrow from Kynim's Diamond run. He immediately attracts Regina, Mel, and Annie when he appears.
* CerebusSyndrome: The Diamond run is mostly comedic, and what angst there is tends to come from someone dying. The White run is much more dramatic, with a lot of character-driven angst as well as mourning over Pokémon deaths.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: N is initially depicted as creepy, twitchy and unpredictable. But over time, he is shown to be more - for lack of a better word - normal, though is still quite awkward and prone to getting worked up.
* ChasteHero: [[KidHero Zach]], initially. Though it seems he is gradually outgrowing his naivety with evolution.
* ChekhovsGun: Remember that badge case Cilan gave Nina? [[spoiler:It's a tracking device for Team Plasma]].
* CreatorCameo: Kynim the artist has shown up as several characters in the comics.
* CutenessProximity: In White, Nina's (and many readers') reaction to Andy the baby Joltik.
* ADayInTheLimelight: Quite a few Pokemon and recurring characters get an "Extra" comic that details their backstories.
* DeathByAdaptation:
** [[spoiler:Brycen is assassinated by the Shadow Triad offscreen]].
** [[spoiler:When Ghetsis proves to be an unfit leader by being defeated by Nina, it's implied that the Triad personally executed him]].
* DeusExitMachina: Not mentioned, but an extra comic mentions Kynim is still residing in the Sinnoh region, which would explain why she isn't there to help Alder and the Gym Leaders with Team Plasma in Unova despite their presence to the region and the potential threat they are to her daughter.
* DoesNotLikeShoes: The gijinka designs for Mimi and Andy.
* DueToTheDead: Both heroines always make it a point to give the Pokemon they have lost a proper burial.
* EatingTheEyeCandy: A running gag regarding [[CampGay Haisi]] in the Diamond run is that he ''really'' likes Lucas' butt.
* EvenEvilHasStandards:
** Zinzolin is noticeably terrified when he sees Ghetsis feeding what is strongly implied to be a [[spoiler:human corpse]] to his Hydreigon.
** According to WordOfGod, [[AbusiveParents Bianca's dad]] would never stoop so low as to ''kill'' his own daughter.
* EyeScream: In the battle against N, Zach's eye gets hit by his armor ricocheting off of his flipper while he shields Laila from Archeops' Acrobatics.
* TheFaceless: Bianca's father.
* FakeKillScare: [[spoiler:The Shadow Triad "warns" Clay for arresting the Sages in Cold Storage.]]
* [[FallenHero Fallen Heroes]]: Several art pieces and the story implies that the that the reign of the twin kings didn't just end with region-wide destruction.
* FirstNameBasis: As of Clay's gym, Rex has started calling Nina by her correct name.
* FiveManBand: In the final stretch, Nina's team consists of...
** TheLeader: Zach - Nina's starter and strongest Pokemon.
** TheLancer: Rex - A rebel, contrasting nicely with Zach's cautiousness.
** TheBigGuy: Jojo - The most physically oriented fighter of the team.
** TheSmartGuy: Laila - A strategist and the one who ultimately comes up with a plan to [[spoiler:take down Asha]].
** TheChick: Mimi - The motivational TeamMom of the group.
** TheHeart: Andy - Being the team's resident CheerfulChild.
** EleventhHourRanger: Zekrias - For obvious reasons.
* {{Foreshadowing}}: [[spoiler: During the White run, Nina has just rung the bell on Celestial Tower and is experiencing a moment of peace with her fallen Pokemon. Lin, a psychic who serves as her guide, reaches out a hand to see if Nina is alright and is struck with a vision of Nina seemingly ''[[DespairEventHorizon broken]]'', with the shadowy figure of a Hydreigon [[ThatOneBoss looming behind her]]]].
** [[spoiler:It is finally revealed 2 years later that this is actually a scene in VS Ghetsis Part 2 where Ghetsis's Hydreigon Asha is looming over Nina after killing Zekrias, Rex and Andy.]]
-->[[spoiler: '''Asha''']]: [[spoiler: Tell me child, are you afraid of death?]]
* GagBoobs: Skyla has these - sending Nina into MarshmallowHell the moment she arrives.
** This is even [[LampshadedTrope lampshaded]] by her character blurb and even Skyla herself.
-->Blurb: Her boobs are [[FunbagAirbag legit airbags]]\\
Skyla: *points to her boobs* I wouldn't want to kill anyone with these puppies! My fiancee might freak out if I ever did that! Hah!
* GenerationXerox: Even though his father was never shown in the comics, [[spoiler: Haisi ends up as the head of the Battle Frontier of Johto and Sinnoh, an area in which Palmer was involved in]].
* GenkiGirl: Diana, the Garchomp.
* {{Gonk}}: Rex's [[MoeAnthropomorphism gijinka look]], to some degree.
* HeroicSacrifice
** Diamond Run:
*** [[spoiler: Tyrus saves Annie from Fantina]].
** White Run
*** [[spoiler: Walter, Peter, and Freddie help Nina escape a Throh in Pinwheel forest, at the expense of their lives]].
*** [[spoiler:Also, Jordan takes a critical blow for Mimi, dying in the process.]]
* HeroKiller: [[spoiler:Ghetsis' Hydreigon successfully takes out Zekrias, Reshai, Rex, Andy and Jojo in that order]].
* HappilyAdopted: Freddie, the Pansear, and Bianca's Munna and Pansage, Charlotte and Eddie.
** In an Extra, [[spoiler: Lucas and Haisi got together and adopted a girl named Chrissie]].
* HealingFactor: Ghetsis' Hydreigon, Asha, can regenerate his heads in true hydra fashion.
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Cilan]] in the White run, who helps out Nina at [[spoiler:Anthea]]'s request.
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler:Ghetsis had indoctrinated the Shadow Triad with a philosophy of zero-tolerance for failure. He neglected to realize that this applies to ''his own'' failures as well...]]
* HopelessSuitor: Lucas for Kynim.
* HurricaneOfPuns: Candice. She's depicted as a very ''[[IncrediblyLamePun cool]]'' gym leader.
* HydraProblem: Rex and Nina learn this the hard way when they take on Ghetsis' Hydreigon--Rex chops off one of its heads, only for said head to grow back immediately after. [[spoiler:Zach gets around this by chopping all of his heads off at once, leaving him without any heads to govern the body and initiate regeneration]].
* IDieFree: [[spoiler:Zekrias]] and [[spoiler:Reshai]], as confirmed in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZ_rQr4efN4 this video]].
* IncomingHam: Byron makes his first appearance yelling at Kynim, "I LOVE FOSSILS!!" [[spoiler:Given a callback when Nina flips out with joy upon seeing fossils being given away for free and yelling "FOSSILS!" with joy--foreshadowing the fact that she's Byron's granddaughter]].
* InterspeciesRomance: Amongst Nina's Pokémon, Laila the Petilil[=/=]Lilligant is totally [[{{Tsundere}} dere]] for Zach the Dewott[=/=]Samurott, Jojo the Darumaka[=/=]Darmanitan and Rex[=/=]Rey the Sandile are pretty flirty ChildhoodFriends, and Jordan the Bliztle[=/=]Zebstrika has a soft spot for sweet Mimi, a Woobat[=/=]Swoobat.
** Lampshaded in the FourthWallMailSlot session, where an audience member asked Laila about it.
* InterspeciesAdoption: [[spoiler:Mimi takes in Andy when he is taken out to replace Jordan.]]
* IronicEcho: As of Part 36, it is now [[spoiler: Nina escaped using Run Away!]]
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Jordan is coined to be a "difficult" team member.
* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler:According to WordOfGod, the Shadow Triad escaped shortly after executing Ghetsis and haven't been seen since. The International Police have enlisted the help of Anthea and Concordia to search for them]].
* KarmicDeath: [[spoiler:Ghetsis--he conditioned the Shadow Triad to have a low tolerance for failure. He evidently failed to take into account that this applies to ''him'' as well...]]
* {{Keet}}: Zach, especially as an Oshawott.
** The same can be said for Jasper, N's Joltik.
* KillEmAll: [[spoiler:Nina comes perilously close. During her battle with Ghetsis, she loses Zekrias, Rex, Andy, and Jojo. Combined with Mimi's previous death fighting Marshal, the party is down to Zach and Laila.]]
* KillItWithWater: Asha the Hydreigon tries to kill Nina and Jojo using Surf. [[spoiler:Zach saves Nina...Jojo isn't so lucky]].
* KillTheCutie: [[spoiler:Andy the Galvantula is ''INCINERATED ALIVE'' by Ghetsis' Hydreigon]].
* LegendaryInTheSequel: Downplayed, but Kynim from the Diamond comic is well-known in the White comic, much to Nina's annoyance.
* Letters2Numbers: Used frequently throughout the Diamond Run, especially by Haisi[[note]]Justified in that she was working with a much smaller space at the time[[/note]]. Almost completely absent in the White Run, save for a one-off instance of Burgh using "IDC".
* MagicalEye: N has these after obtaining the Light Stone.
* MoeAnthropomorphism: Ky-Nim LOVES making gijinkas of her Pokemon, and her fans love those gijinkas. She also expanded it somewhat to Cheren and Bianca's starters.
* TheMole: [[spoiler:The Striaton Triplets were actually the Shadow Triad, who infiltrated the Pokemon League using false identities. The badge case Cilan gave Nina contained a tracking device]].
* MsFanservice: Skyla, though it's played for laughs rather than sexiness--as shown when she nearly suffocates Nina with her breasts.
* MrFanservice: Haisi's view of Lucas in the Diamond run; the first thing he notices about the guy is his butt.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: The [[spoiler:Hiker and Gurdurr]] responsible for [[spoiler:Jordan's death]] do their best to make amends.
** Then comes [[spoiler:Marshal after his Throh critically injures Mimi, he offered Nina to leave so she could grieve.]]
* MyGreatestFailure:
** White Run
*** [[spoiler: The simultaneous deaths of Freddie, Walter and Peter to a powerful Throh.]]
* TheGreatOffscreenWar: There was a massive war that occurred in Unova several centuries prior to the events of White.
* NamesTheSame: In the White run, Kynim the Diamond player character is a significant influence on the plot... and Kynim the artist makes a few background cameos.
* TheNicknamer:
** [[DashingHispanic Rex]], the Sandile. He likes to call Nina, "Enana"[[note]]"[[InsultOfEndearment Runt]]"[[/note]].
** With the trainers, it's taken a step further because pretty much ''all'' of the trainers nickname their Pokemon. Even Ghetsis (his Hydreigon is named Asha).
* NotEnoughToBury: [[spoiler:Ghetsis' Hydreigon's Fire Blast completely incinerates Andy, leaving only ashes. To add insult to injury, she stomps on the ashes afterward]].
* NotHelpingYourCase: Every time Nina and N cross paths, he manages to make progressively worse impressions.
* NotSoHarmlessVillain: In a recent update, Champion Kynim explains some of what's happened in Sinnoh since her Diamond game. Long story short: Team Gaga? Total joke. Team Neo-Galactic? [[FromNobodyToNightmare Not a joke.]] [[spoiler: They successfully summoned Dialga, Palkia, and Giratina, turned Sinnoh into a DeathWorld full of portals to horrifying other dimensions, and it took ''years'' to set things straight. Meanwhile, Nina had been evacuated to Unova, causing her to feel alienated and unloved for several years.]]
* OfficialCouple: Kynim and Roark, [[spoiler: Haisi and Lucas]], Mimi and Jordan, Laila and Zach.
* OffingTheOffspring: Ghetsis planned on doing this to N to cow Nina into battling him.
* OffWithHisHead: [[spoiler:Ghetsis' Hydreigon finally goes down when Zach chops off ''all three'' of its heads at once]].
* OurGhostsAreDifferent: All Ghost-Type Pokemon are implied to have originally been another species before perishing. This does not stop them from [[KilledOffForReal dying again.]]
* PaintingTheMedium:
** The Shadow Triad use a different text and style of speaking compared to other characters.
** Mentions of spoilery things (like N's full name) are blacked out. N's full name does get revealed eventually.
* ParentalSubstitute: In all of the runs thus far, there has always been at least one team member who acts like a father/mother figure.
** Diamond Run: Killigan the Quagsire.
** White Run: [[TeamDad Walter]] the Herdier, and [[TeamMom Jojo]] the Darumaka-Darmanitan. From a Rival's P.O.V, Leif the Serperior is the TeamDad for Cheren's team by helping new members and keeping Pierre the Liepard from committing acts of thievery.
* PowersViaPossession and WillingChanneler: [[spoiler: N seems to be gaining some powers from the Light Stone in the Part 36. Because of it, he is able to block [[TalktotheFist Nina's usual physical attacks]] and [[BreakThemByTalking and then fights back verbally]], ultimately making Nina run away.]]
* PrecisionFStrike: When Nina vents to Cheren:
-->'''Nina:''' How can I be a good trainer, when I still ''fucking'' fail to keep my Pokemon safe?!
* ReallyDeadMontage: Often takes the form of a HappyFlashback.
* RelatedInTheAdaptation:
** Bertha is revealed to be Byron's mother (and by extension, Roark's grandmother) in the Diamond run.
** Rood is depicted as Anthea and Concordia's father.
** Ghetsis and Zinzolin are cousins according to WordOfGod. [[spoiler:The Shadow Triad, aka the Striaton Triplets are his nephews]].
* RetiredBadass: Gohan and Maximus from the Diamond run have retired from battling by the time of the White run according to WordOfGod.
* TheResenter: Cheren towards Nina, and Nina towards her mother.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: Andy the Joltik. Even as a Galvantula, he is still tiny and adorable.
** To top it off, [[CuteMute he also speaks only in emotes]].
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: [[spoiler: N is not only the King of Team Plasma, but the descendant of a line of Unovan Kings]].
* RunningGag: N ESCAPED USING RUN AWAY!
* ScarsAreForever: Jordan retains the scar on his eye he received from Freddie.
** Zach keeps the scar on his right arm that he received from Lenora's Watchog.
* ShipTease: Most notable in the White Run, where everything is shipped.
** Laila is a {{Tsundere}} for Zach.
** [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Jordan]] seems to have a soft spot for [[TheIngenue Mi]][[ManicPixieDreamGirl mi]].
** A more dramatic case, but the climax gives implications toward Anthea and [[spoiler:Cilan]], certainly helped by the artwork Kynim made of them later on.
** And in the Diamond run, Gohan and Shakti were [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial totally not an item]], according to the artist's notes on the omake comic featuring them. Tyrus's affections for Annie, however, were eventually reciprocated, as were Kynim's for Roark ([[SpinOffspring big time!]]).
** The White run's [[FourthWallMailSlot Q&A session]] included asking Nina whether she was more interested in Cheren or N. [[HilarityEnsues Hilarity ensued]].
** Bianca and Hilbert get a slight bit of this as well.
* ShoutOut: Too many to list.
** Team [[Music/LadyGaga Gaga]] in the Diamond run still stands out.
** Alder's personal assistant is [[WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra The Lieutenant]]. Even more references is that the Shadow Triad use his weapons from the show.
** The Diamond comic was littered with references to ''Anime/PantyAndStockingWithGarterbelt'' just as much as Gaga.
* ShoutOutThemeNaming:
** Bianca's Emboar and Musharna are named [[Literature/CharlottesWeb Wilbur and Charlotte]] respectively.
** All the Pokemon in the Elite Four's rosters have this:
*** Shauntal's are named after ''VideoGame/{{Bayonetta}}'' characters and design team members: Cereza the Cofagrigus, Madame the Jellicent, Kamiya the Golurk and Mari the Chandelure.
*** Grimsley's are named after ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' characters, with one exception: Anna the Liepard, Severa the Bisharp and Charlotte the Krookodile are all accompanied by Callum the Scrafty (a shout-out to [=HoodlumScrafty=].
*** Caitlin's are named after ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' characters: Rose Quartz the Musharna, Alexandrite the Sigilyph, Peridot the Reuniclus and Garnet the Gothitelle.
*** Marshal's are named after ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' characters: Santana the Throh, Esidisi the Mienshao, Whamuu the Sawk and Kars the Conkeldurr.
* SoleSurvivor:
** As of [[spoiler:Mimi]]'s death at the Elite Four, [[spoiler:Zach]] is the only member of Nina's first team who is still alive.
** A partial example; Diana is the only one of Kynim's Pokemon who is still an active member of her team. Alex and Annie passed away of old age and Gohan and Maximus retired.
** [[spoiler:Thanks to Ghetsis, Zach and Laila are the only members of Nina's team left standing]].
* SouthernBelle: Bianca, apparently.
* SpeaksFluentAnimal: In White, Nina, N, and Cedric Juniper.
** It's mentioned in passing that this is an unusual ability, but not unknown in the 'verse.
** [[spoiler: Part 40 shows Ghetsis apparently talking with his Hydreigon.]]
* SpinOffspring: Nina has been confirmed to be the daughter of Kynim (the Diamond player character) and Roark. [[IKnewIt Many fans had been speculating this to be the case for a while]].
** TimeSkip: This proves that the events of White is twenty years or so after Diamond. (Nina is stated to be turning 18 near the beginning; presumably Kynim didn't settle down with Roark right away.)
** [[spoiler:It's also deconstructed, since being the daughter of a League Champion [[BrokenAce puts a lot of pressure on Nina and makes her feel that her actual accomplishments are unappreciated]]. Among other things, she's had a fight with her mother recently, and is still refusing to speak to her directly.]]
* [[spoiler:StableTimeLoop]]: Nina's necklace that was her birthday gift in the beginning? [[spoiler:It's a fragment of the Adamant Orb that sent her back in time where she would meet N in his younger days when she entered his room and would [[NiceJobBreakingItHero unknowingly build him up to the current man he is today with her words]]. She would then pass her trainer cap to him and after it got worn down over time, he replaced it with his current black cap in because of it's similar design.]]
-->[[spoiler: '''Kid!N''']]: [[spoiler: So don't be sorry! I hope I grow up to be a cool hero like you! (With the hat and everything...)]]
* StalkerWithACrush: Lucas in the Diamond run, for Kynim. "How do you know my clothing sizes?!" Eventually Haisi hooks up with Lucas instead.
** In the White Run, the role is given to N who has developed a crush on Nina but [[CanNotSpitItOut doesn't know how to express it]]. Lampshaded in the credits, where he's billed as "Creepy Stalker", and in the Valentine's Day omake:
---> Roses are red,\\
Violets are blue.\\
If a stalker asks you out,\\
What do you do?
* StayInTheKitchen: Bianca's father is [[JerkAss a real piece of work]], and some of this has rubbed off on poor Bianca, especially at the beginning of the White run.
** Byron's misogyny is played for laughs in the Diamond run, especially once Kynim gives him a taste of his own medicine and orders him to make her a sandwich after the fight.
* StealthPun: Bianca speaks and behaves like she's from the Deep South, especially in the beginning. She's a [[SouthernBelle Southern]] [[DubNameChange Bel]].
* StickyFingers: Pierre, Cheren's Liepard. Someone mentions that he's pickpocketing trainers, he steals Nina's bag, and attempts to steal Laila's Miracle Seed... only to Laila to hit him with a Magical Leaf.
* StunGuns: The Shadow Triad have electric kali sticks, which they use on Nina.
* TalkToTheFist: How both Kynim and Nina often respond to all the nonsense around them.
* TeasingCreator: Ky-nim the artist.
* ThouShaltNotKill: Each protagonist, and the majority of other trainers, try to avoid killing as much as possible and most deaths are depicted as accidental. [[spoiler:Except Ghetsis' Hydreigon]].
** In this universe, a Pokemon has a 30% chance of dying instead of fainting. But being a nuzlocke, all of Nina's Pokemon will die upon fainting.
* TokenGoodTeammate: Rood is the only member of the Seven Sages who seems to have any good in him. [[spoiler:He and his daughters, Anthea and Concordia, are consequently given lighter sentences than the rest of Team Plasma]].
* {{Tsundere}}: Laila the Petilil/Lilligant has a snippy attitude, but it doesn't take much to bring out her softer side.
* UnknownRival: In the Nuzlocke forums, the White run's N earned an award for "Best Extra". [[http://fav.me/d4m8cip Enough said.]]
** Although, as of Chapter 36, this may be getting averted with the plot becoming more serious.
* UnsoundEffect: [[Webcomic/{{Homestuck}} PCHOOOOO]] is used as onomatopoeia for pokeballs.
* VersusCharacterSplash: Before every major battle, mimicking the style from the game.
* WakeUpCallBoss: In the Diamond Run, [[spoiler: Fantina]]'s was the first gym to claim casualties.
** For Jordan in particular, it was Lenora's Herdier. So far, Nina has yet to suffer a casualty to a Gym Leader unlike her mother.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: Kiki the Patrat and Peter the Pidove.
* WhamEpisode: [[spoiler:Vs. Ghetsis part 2 and 3 of the White run. Zekrias is killed right after Nina battled N, and Ghetsis' Hydreigon successfully kills Rex, Andy and Jojo, leaving only Zach and Laila.]]
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: [[spoiler: The Twin Kings, upon transforming into Zekrom and Reshiram, went on a rampage and nearly destroyed Ancient Unova, even attacking their own allies. In fact, one of them ''killed their own son.'']]
* WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue: Several of the Extra comics tend to give information on the characters from the Diamond Nuzlocke. Most notably, [[spoiler: Haisi and Lucas are married and adopted a child, with their jobs as Frontier Head and Researcher respectively]].
* WrittenSoundEffect: The Diamond run features Kynim curb-stomping Byron to the tune of "BAM, POW, WHACK, FOOSH".
* YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre: Bianca gets this from Nina, Cheren, her mother, Burgh, and Elesa.
-->'''Burgh:''' IDC what your daddy says. You are a strong independent girl on the inside. Even if Team Plasma took your Pokémon, it's not entirely your fault! We all make mistakes, and learn from them, 'kay?
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* TheKnightsWhoSaySquee: Rooke is quite excited out try out an Ash Ketchum-style 'I got the (Insert) Badge!' pose.

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* TheKnightsWhoSaySquee: Rooke is quite excited out try out an Ash Ketchum-style 'I got the (Insert) Badge!' pose. And to actually Fly on Kenya's back.



* OptOut: Scout. In-universe, it was due to [[spoiler: the HeroicBSOD of Mystery, his adoptive son, dying]]. In the game, it was because he CantCatchUp compared to other members of the rotating party.



* RecruitedFromTheGutter: This turns out to be why Sam is so keen to join Rooke's team. And why she is so keen to get through to Kindle - he reminds her on the Houndour who took her under his wing.



* TheVoiceless: Pan the Quagsire.

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* TheVoiceless: Pan the Quagsire. As a Wooper, he alsp qualifies as a CuteMute.

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* CreepyTwins: Tate and Liza. Even their Pokemon are scared of them.


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* {{Expy}}: Tate and Liza are this to [[Manga/BlackLagoon Hansel and Gretel]], right down to the {{Twincest}} and addressing each other as "soramaya" and "fratelumayu".


* {{Bad Dreams}}: The true reason behind [[spoiler: Cathy's constant sleepiness]]. Giovanni is also revealed to suffer from recurring nightmares, which turns out to be his undoing. Particularly [[Laser-GuidedKarma ironic]] considering [[spoiler: the one haunting his nightmares is Calluna, whom he killed to secretly take over the Viridian Gym - and what he loses due to those dreams is his Viridian Gym hideout]].

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* {{Bad Dreams}}: The true reason behind [[spoiler: Cathy's constant sleepiness]]. Giovanni is also revealed to suffer from recurring nightmares, which turns out to be his undoing. Particularly [[Laser-GuidedKarma [[LaserGuidedKarma ironic]] considering [[spoiler: the one haunting his nightmares is Calluna, whom he killed to secretly take over the Viridian Gym - and what he loses due to those dreams is his Viridian Gym hideout]].


* {{Good Cop/Bad Cop}}: Mayumi's Good Cop is quite a Bad Cop.

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* {{Good Cop/Bad Cop Bad Cop}}: Mayumi's Good Cop is quite a Bad Cop.


* {{Mook-Face Turn}}: Lott in Mt. Moon caves.

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* {{Mook-Face {{Mook Face Turn}}: Lott in Mt. Moon caves.



* {{Pun-Based Title}}: One of the chapters is called "Good Cop & Dad Cop".

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* {{Pun-Based {{Pun Based Title}}: One of the chapters is called "Good Cop & Dad Cop".


* [[Last Stand]]: When Team Rocket attempts to take over Pewter City, [[spoiler: Mayumi faces their boss in battle. She [[UnderestimatingBadassery turns out not only too much for him, but for his immediate associates]], so Rockets have to gather from the entire City in order to finally, still with difficulty, take her down. They take her captive, but are still forced to retreat after the beating they took.]]

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* [[Last Stand]]: {{Last Stand}}: When Team Rocket attempts to take over Pewter City, [[spoiler: Mayumi faces their boss in battle. She [[UnderestimatingBadassery turns out not only too much for him, but for his immediate associates]], so Rockets have to gather from the entire City in order to finally, still with difficulty, take her down. They take her captive, but are still forced to retreat after the beating they took.]]



* [[Mook-Face Turn]]: Lott in Mt. Moon caves.

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* [[Mook-Face Turn]]: {{Mook-Face Turn}}: Lott in Mt. Moon caves.

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* {{Aside Glance}}: Often.


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* {{Bad Dreams}}: The true reason behind [[spoiler: Cathy's constant sleepiness]]. Giovanni is also revealed to suffer from recurring nightmares, which turns out to be his undoing. Particularly [[Laser-GuidedKarma ironic]] considering [[spoiler: the one haunting his nightmares is Calluna, whom he killed to secretly take over the Viridian Gym - and what he loses due to those dreams is his Viridian Gym hideout]].


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* {{Good Cop/Bad Cop}}: Mayumi's Good Cop is quite a Bad Cop.


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* [[Last Stand]]: When Team Rocket attempts to take over Pewter City, [[spoiler: Mayumi faces their boss in battle. She [[UnderestimatingBadassery turns out not only too much for him, but for his immediate associates]], so Rockets have to gather from the entire City in order to finally, still with difficulty, take her down. They take her captive, but are still forced to retreat after the beating they took.]]


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* [[Mook-Face Turn]]: Lott in Mt. Moon caves.


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* {{Pun-Based Title}}: One of the chapters is called "Good Cop & Dad Cop".


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* {{The Shadow Knows}}: When Brom refuses to partake in Lt. Surge's test, his shadow reveals his reasons.


* {{The Cuckoolander Was Right}}: In Chapter X [[spoiler: Daisy keeps telling Gary and Sabrina that her best friend Sabrina is not evil. They think they know better.]]

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* {{The Cuckoolander Was Right}}: In Chapter X [[spoiler: Daisy keeps telling Gary and Sabrina that her best friend Sabrina Erika is not evil. They think they know better.]]

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* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler:According to WordOfGod, the Shadow Triad escaped shortly after executing Ghetsis and haven't been seen since. The International Police have enlisted the help of Anthea and Concordia to search for them]].

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* AgeLift: Due to most comics using an original character as the protagonist, it's very common for the author to raise the ages of the rivals and supporting characters to be around the main's. (i.e. making everyone 18 if the protagonist is, etc)

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* WhamEpisode:
** Chapter 4, with the first death of the comic; [[spoiler: Smee]]
** Chapter 8, definitely. [[spoiler: In this chapter, Mystery dies, Scout goes into HeroicBSOD, Sam and Kindle evolve, Kindle reveals his backstory, and Kindle admits his feelings for Sam.]]


* AgentPeacock: Burgh, Burgh, ''BURGH''. Dude gives an OffhandBackhand to one of the Seven Sages!



* BadassGay: Burgh. He can kick your butt and look fabulous doing it.



* BiTheWay: [[spoiler:Lucas in the Diamond run; he had a crush on Kynim at first, but after a while grew to reciprocate Haisi's crush on him, eventually marrying him afterward]].

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* BiTheWay: BiTheWay:
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[[spoiler:Lucas in the Diamond run; he had a crush on Kynim at first, but after a while grew to reciprocate Haisi's crush on him, eventually marrying him afterward]].afterward]].
** According to WordOfGod, Ky Nim (the character, not the author), Nina, Cheren and N are also bisexual.

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