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* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: At one point on ''Lost Teeth'', Terezi charges [[spoiler:Eridan]] with high treason, and tacks on 'You have also been charged on low treason for wearing that tie with that shirt.'


* IllBoy: Karkat. Turns out being a mutant comes with a shitload of health problems.

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* IllBoy: Karkat. Turns out being a mutant comes with a shitload of health problems. What's worse is that his problems are becoming worse over time, and there seems to be no way of making them get better.



* SelfMadeOrphan: [[spoiler:Karkat. And all Threshcutioners.]]

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* RebelliousPrincess: Aradia. Being the descendent of the current queen means that a lot of people thought she'd have the same opinions as her easily-controlled ancestor; Aradia just rebels harder as a result.
* SelfMadeOrphan: [[spoiler:Karkat. And all Threshcutioners. And Gamzee.]]



* ThereCanOnlyBeOne: Depressingly invoked by the Threshecutioners. [[spoiler:It's a common myth that only one rustblooded and one brownblooded grub are born every cohort; there's actually a handful born each time, but the Threshecutioners put them all through tests so they can pick out the 'best' grubs to be the next Luminescence and Premier.]]



* WithThisRing: Trolls exchange rings when they officially become a couple in any quadrant, though it's rarest in the ashen. One of Eridan's more regular sources of income is pawning off Sollux' kismesis ring to annoy him.

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* WithThisRing: Trolls exchange rings when they officially become a couple in any quadrant, though it's rarest in the ashen. One of Eridan's more regular sources of income is pawning off Sollux' kismesis ring to annoy him.him.
* YourDaysAreNumbered: Aradia will only live about twenty sweeps in total. Karkat and Eridan don't expect to live past Ascension, but for different reasons.


* BrainwashedAndCrazy: [[spoiler:Karkat. And every other troll who was in any branch of the service, including Terezi (previously) and Nepeta (but it didn't take)..]]



* IllBoy: Karkat.

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* IllBoy: Karkat. Turns out being a mutant comes with a shitload of health problems.



* SelfMadeOrphan: [[spoiler:Karkat. And all Threshcutioners]]

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* SelfMadeOrphan: [[spoiler:Karkat. And all Threshcutioners]]Threshcutioners.]]


In other words, where some fanfictions switch around the blood colors of the trolls, ''Hemostuck'' does a complete spectrum reversal with Aradia her Imperial Luminescence at the top and saltlickers Eridan and Feferi at the bottom. It's a gorgeously illustrated story that's as much about the characters as it is about the world they live in, with [[http://roachpatrol.tumblr.com/post/7250160196/hemostuck-religious-shenaniganry new gods]] and blue blood death matches and so much more. At the moment, it's split into three parts: ''Pretty Little Windstorm'', which focuses on Tavros being a resignedly badass dork and his uncouth lowblood friend who drags him on unseemly adventures; ''Fisher Prince'', which tells the story of Eridan Fucking Ampora, the swaggest seadweller to stalk the docks; and ''Lost Teeth Like White Jewels,'' a tale of how Karkat, a stubbornly atheist member of the Threshecutioner Corps gets involved in both hunting seamonsters and ridiculously tangled quadrant drama.

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In other words, where some fanfictions switch around the blood colors of the trolls, ''Hemostuck'' does a complete spectrum reversal with Aradia her Imperial Luminescence at the top and saltlickers Eridan and Feferi at the bottom. It's a gorgeously illustrated story that's as much about the characters as it is about the world they live in, with [[http://roachpatrol.tumblr.com/post/7250160196/hemostuck-religious-shenaniganry new gods]] and blue blood death matches and so much more. At the moment, it's split into three parts: ''Pretty ''[[https://docs.google.com/document/d/13hpjzUcCGDgjCzP4GXPz4sf8mNRZezUoFvWUIferX-Q/edit?authkey=CKHqrs0I Pretty Little Windstorm'', Windstorm]]'', which focuses on Tavros being a resignedly badass dork and his uncouth lowblood friend who drags him on unseemly adventures; ''Fisher Prince'', which tells the story of Eridan Fucking Ampora, the swaggest seadweller to stalk the docks; and ''Lost Teeth Like White Jewels,'' a tale of how Karkat, a stubbornly atheist member of the Threshecutioner Corps gets involved in both hunting seamonsters and ridiculously tangled quadrant drama.


* BadassAdorable: Tavros, who is half metal alloy, half {{Adorkable}}, and a well-hidden core of UnstoppableRage.

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* BadassAdorable: Tavros, who is half metal alloy, half {{Adorkable}}, dork, and a well-hidden core of UnstoppableRage.


[[caption-width-right:316:I'm a very boring person, I suppose. But I'm okay with that. I have to be, don't I?]]

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[[caption-width-right:316:I'm [[caption-width-right:340:I'm a very boring person, I suppose. But I'm okay with that. I have to be, don't I?]]

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* FantasticUnderclass: Blue- and violet-blooded trolls make the impoverished underclass of the warmblood-dominated society, and the sea dwelling trolls are reduced to living in a ghetto around the docks or in shantytowns in the sewers.


* {{Badass}}: ''Eridan,'' of all people, complete with BadassBoast.
--> "I'm Eridan fucking Ampora, thank you ever so," you snap. "I'm half shark and half hurricane, you get me? I can outrun, outfight, and outfuck any ten trolls put together and this was never your ''glubbin'' show in the first place!"


* AllLovingHero: Karkat loves the whole world. [[EvenTheGuysWantHim The whole world loves Karkat right back.]]



* AwesomeYetPractical: Vriska's flying motorcycle (proudly sporting the glorious name that is ''Fucksl8yer''). Very handy for kidnapping members of state for the sake of [[spoiler:participating in a death match over the mountains.]]


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* CoolBike: Vriska's flying motorcycle (proudly sporting the glorious name that is ''Fucksl8yer''). Very handy for kidnapping members of state for the sake of [[spoiler:participating in a death match over the mountains.]]


* TheMessiah: Karkat loves the whole world. [[EvenTheGuysWantHim The whole world loves Karkat right back.]]


* AuthorAvatar: There's at least one mention of a "Roadch Petrel" and her copy of Dongles Monthly.

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* AuthorAvatar: There's at least one mention of a "Roadch Petrel" and her copy of Dongles Monthly.The whole Threshecutioner Corps, in fact. More information [[http://hemostuck.tumblr.com/post/37466355960/hello-do-there-exist-martyn-yhosti-and-colleagues-in here]].

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* AuthorAvatar: There's at least one mention of a "Roadch Petrel" and her copy of Dongles Monthly.


* LightIsNotGood[=/=]DarkIsNotEvil: As in canon, trolls are nocturnal, and effectively see the symbolism of light and dark (as understood by humans) backwards. Daytime is perilous and spent sleeping, night-time is safety and spent active. The face of god associated with darkness and voids (Pulse and Haze) is the most venerated and one of the most kindly, while the most fearsome and destructive is Light and Rain, called explicitly "the brightest face" and "the fair lady of light". There are references to "daymares" and "day terrors", and scattered all throughout the text are human turns of phrases with night and day switching places.

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* LightIsNotGood[=/=]DarkIsNotEvil: As in canon, trolls are nocturnal, and effectively see the symbolism of light and dark (as understood by humans) backwards. Daytime is perilous and spent sleeping, night-time is safety and spent active. The face of god associated with darkness and voids (Pulse and Haze) is the most venerated and one of the most kindly, while the most fearsome and destructive is Light and Rain, called explicitly "the brightest face" and "the fair lady of light". There are references to "daymares" and "day terrors", and scattered all throughout the text are human turns of phrases phrase with night and day switching places.switched around.

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