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* BattleButler: Jacques, Cossette's loyal Gallade.
* BecauseDestinySaysSo: This makes up a large part of the plot.

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* %%* BattleButler: Jacques, Cossette's loyal Gallade.
* %%* BecauseDestinySaysSo: This makes up a large part of the plot.



* BilingualBonus: Cossette and her family speak French natively, and it's been implied that Jude speaks it, too.
* BittersweetEnding
* BlindSeer: Katerina.

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* %%* BilingualBonus: Cossette and her family speak French natively, and it's been implied that Jude speaks it, too.
* %%* BittersweetEnding
* %%* BlindSeer: Katerina.



* CheerfulChild: Cossette. Carlita is the pokemon version of this.
** Completely averted with the protagonist and Benjamin.

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* %%* CheerfulChild: Cossette. Carlita is the pokemon version of this.
** %%** Completely averted with the protagonist and Benjamin.



* CliffHanger: There are some truly terrible ones, some coming right after an even worse one before it.

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* %%* CliffHanger: There are some truly terrible ones, some coming right after an even worse one before it.



* DarkFic: Though not apparent at first.

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* %%* DarkFic: Though not apparent at first.



* DeadpanSnarker: The protagonist and Lola.

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* %%* DeadpanSnarker: The protagonist and Lola.



* DeusExMachina[=/=]DiabolusExMachina: The entire [[spoiler: Arceus scene]] in the chapter 154 could be seen as this.
* {{Deconstruction}}: Of many Pokemon friendship fics.

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* DeusExMachina[=/=]DiabolusExMachina: %%* DeusExMachina/DiabolusExMachina: The entire [[spoiler: Arceus scene]] in the chapter 154 could be seen as this.
* %% Do not combine tropes like this^. If you uncomment this, do not keep them together.
%%*
{{Deconstruction}}: Of many Pokemon friendship fics.



* DoubleMeaningTitle

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* %%* DoubleMeaningTitle



* EvilFormerFriend [[spoiler: Nick to the protagonist.]]

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* %%* EvilFormerFriend [[spoiler: Nick to the protagonist.]]



* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler: Nick.]]

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* %%* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler: Nick.]]



* FallenHero: [[spoiler: Nick.]]

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* %%* FallenHero: [[spoiler: Nick.]]



** Nick, [[spoiler: even before his [[FreakOut ''incident'']]]].
** Jude, played straight.

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** %%** Nick, [[spoiler: even before his [[FreakOut ''incident'']]]].
** %%** Jude, played straight.



* GratuitousNinja: Keith.

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* %%* GratuitousNinja: Keith.



* HandicappedBadass: [[spoiler: Ike and Carlita become this after the Stark Mountain fiasco.]]

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* %%* HandicappedBadass: [[spoiler: Ike and Carlita become this after the Stark Mountain fiasco.]]



* HotBlooded: Carlita, Des (when he gets mad, anyway).

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* %%* HotBlooded: Carlita, Des (when he gets mad, anyway).



* JustifiedTitle

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* %%* JustifiedTitle



* KickChick: Carlita.

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* %%* KickChick: Carlita.



* LipstickLesbian: [[spoiler: Alicia.]]
* LethalLavaLand: The inside of Stark Mountain.

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* %%* LipstickLesbian: [[spoiler: Alicia.]]
* %%* LethalLavaLand: The inside of Stark Mountain.



* LovableAlphaBitch: Hanna, Alice to an extent.
* MacheteMayhem: Vaikuntha could go this way.
** [[spoiler: Lola recently picked up the habit as well. With actual results.]]
** The protagonist's efforts to jump and the bandwagon [[EpicFail have so far fallen a bit flat.]]
--> [[spoiler: "Wow, that was... sort of pathetic," Nick called encouragingly. "Wanna try again?"]]

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* %%* LovableAlphaBitch: Hanna, Alice to an extent.
* %%* MacheteMayhem: Vaikuntha could go this way.
** %%** [[spoiler: Lola recently picked up the habit as well. With actual results.]]
** %%** The protagonist's efforts to jump and the bandwagon [[EpicFail have so far fallen a bit flat.]]
--> %%--> [[spoiler: "Wow, that was... sort of pathetic," Nick called encouragingly. "Wanna try again?"]]



* MamaBear: Alice, most trainers if their teams are threatened.
* MindScrew: [[spoiler: The nightmares.]]

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* %%* MamaBear: Alice, most trainers if their teams are threatened.
* %%* MindScrew: [[spoiler: The nightmares.]]



* MoodWhiplash: Even lampshaded by a couple characters at various points.
* MoralityPet: The Pidgey chicks and Cossette for the narrator. Zarek, too, although for a shorter time.
** In a way, most Pokemon become this to their trainers, and even vice versa.
* MotorMouth: Alicia talks a lot, especially when nervous.
* MusicalThemeNaming: Alice.

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* %%* MoodWhiplash: Even lampshaded by a couple characters at various points.
* %%* MoralityPet: The Pidgey chicks and Cossette for the narrator. Zarek, too, although for a shorter time.
** %%** In a way, most Pokemon become this to their trainers, and even vice versa.
* %%* MotorMouth: Alicia talks a lot, especially when nervous.
* %%* MusicalThemeNaming: Alice.



* NeverASelfMadeWoman: Initially played straight with Hanna, but she has come into her own later in the story.

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* %%* NeverASelfMadeWoman: Initially played straight with Hanna, but she has come into her own later in the story.



* PlayedForLaughs: A lot of the violence in the early chapters...only the [[MoodWhiplash injuries don't simply go away.]]
* PowderKegCrowd: The protagonist and his friends face the wrath of one during the [[spoiler:Gym race arc]].
* PowerTrio: (In The Beginning)
** Super Ego: Nick
** Ego: Narrator
** Id: Hanna

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* %%* PlayedForLaughs: A lot of the violence in the early chapters...only the [[MoodWhiplash injuries don't simply go away.]]
* %%* PowderKegCrowd: The protagonist and his friends face the wrath of one during the [[spoiler:Gym race arc]].
* %%* PowerTrio: (In The Beginning)
** %%** Super Ego: Nick
** %%** Ego: Narrator
** %%** Id: Hanna



* PropheticFallacy: And how!

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* %%* PropheticFallacy: And how!



* PsychoSupporter: If they use a [[ItMakesSenseInContext Pokemon name]], chances are they fit this.
* PutOnABus: Happens to Hanna and Jude at different points during the Vaporeon arc.

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* %%* PsychoSupporter: If they use a [[ItMakesSenseInContext Pokemon name]], chances are they fit this.
* %%* PutOnABus: Happens to Hanna and Jude at different points during the Vaporeon arc.



* SanitySlippage: [[spoiler:Nick.]] You could make a case for him being a case of TheMentallyIll, considering he never truly recovers from his psychotic break.

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* %%* SanitySlippage: [[spoiler:Nick.]] You could make a case for him being a case of TheMentallyIll, considering he never truly recovers from his psychotic break.



* SelectiveSlaughter: [[spoiler: Nick, Houndoom, Stantler and Vaporeon. If you ''deserve'' your Pokemon, well then, you're okay in their books!]]
* SelfFulfillingProphecy

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* %%* SelectiveSlaughter: [[spoiler: Nick, Houndoom, Stantler and Vaporeon. If you ''deserve'' your Pokemon, well then, you're okay in their books!]]
* %%* SelfFulfillingProphecy



** His Garchomp, Chase, is a shout-out to Chevy Chase, voice of the landshark in the ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' skits.

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** His Nick's Garchomp, Chase, is a shout-out to Chevy Chase, voice of the landshark in the ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' skits.



* ShoutOut: One part has a small reference to WebVideo/MarbleHornets and Franchise/TheSlenderManMythos. [[ParanoiaFuel The protagonist reacts accordingly.]]
* ShovelStrike: Used to [[spoiler: kill Stantler and Houndoom]].

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* %%* ShoutOut: One part has a small reference to WebVideo/MarbleHornets and Franchise/TheSlenderManMythos. [[ParanoiaFuel The protagonist reacts accordingly.]]
* %%* ShovelStrike: Used to [[spoiler: kill Stantler and Houndoom]].



* SoProudOfYou: This is pretty much the last thing [[spoiler: Nick says to the protagonist before he leaves for evildom.]]

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* %%* SoProudOfYou: This is pretty much the last thing [[spoiler: Nick says to the protagonist before he leaves for evildom.]]



* {{Socialite}}: Hanna.
* SourSupporter: Ike. Sometimes, even Des fills this trope when his trainer gets whiny or loses track of the right way.
* SpoiledBrat: Hanna, though the fandom loves her for it.
** Cossette and Zarek fit this, too, thanks to the main character.
* StaticStunGun: Ike, most of Lola's team.

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* %%* {{Socialite}}: Hanna.
* %%* SourSupporter: Ike. Sometimes, even Des fills this trope when his trainer gets whiny or loses track of the right way.
* %%* SpoiledBrat: Hanna, though the fandom loves her for it.
** %%** Cossette and Zarek fit this, too, thanks to the main character.
* %%* StaticStunGun: Ike, most of Lola's team.



* StoutStrength: Des.

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* %%* StoutStrength: Des.



* SympatheticMurderer: [[spoiler: Nick, the protagonist.]]

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* %%* SympatheticMurderer: [[spoiler: Nick, the protagonist.]]



* TeamMom: The protagonist. It's even been lampshaded by a couple characters.

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* %%* TeamMom: The protagonist. It's even been lampshaded by a couple characters.



* TheFashionista: Hanna shows shades of this.
* TheNotLoveInterest: Hanna.

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* %%* TheFashionista: Hanna shows shades of this.
* %%* TheNotLoveInterest: Hanna.



* TheStoic: Des.

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* %%* TheStoic: Des.


* AnyoneCanDie
* ApatheticCitizens: Deconstructed.

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* %%* AnyoneCanDie
* %%* ApatheticCitizens: Deconstructed.



* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: Literally with Jude, though it's actually a shiny Pokemon.
* BabiesEverAfter

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* %%* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: Literally with Jude, though it's actually a shiny Pokemon.
* %%* BabiesEverAfter



* TokenEvilTeammate: Ike.
* TokenMiniMoe: Cossette.

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* %%* TokenEvilTeammate: Ike.
* %%* TokenMiniMoe: Cossette.



* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Carlita and Alice.
* TorchesAndPitchforks: The [[spoiler: riot in Sunyshore]].
* TouchOfDeath: How [[spoiler: Arceus kills Nick and Chase.]]
* {{Tsundere}}: Alice.

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* %%* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Carlita and Alice.
* %%* TorchesAndPitchforks: The [[spoiler: riot in Sunyshore]].
* %%* TouchOfDeath: How [[spoiler: Arceus kills Nick and Chase.]]
* %%* {{Tsundere}}: Alice.



* UnreliableNarrator: [[spoiler: Chapter 148, told by Nick as his sanity starts slipping.]]
* UnlikelyHero: Went the first started out on his journey, nobody would have pegged the protagonist as being the one who'd eventually bring peace to the region.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: [[spoiler: Vaporeon has shades of this.]]
** [[spoiler: NICK. He murdered Hanna's team to stop the protagonist from getting too involved with him.]]

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* %%* UnreliableNarrator: [[spoiler: Chapter 148, told by Nick as his sanity starts slipping.]]
* UnlikelyHero: Went the When they first started out on his journey, nobody would have pegged the protagonist as being the one who'd eventually bring peace to the region.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: [[spoiler: Vaporeon has shades of this.]]
** [[spoiler:
NICK. He murdered Hanna's team to stop the protagonist from getting too involved with him.]]
%% ** [[spoiler: Vaporeon has shades of this.
]]



* WholeEpisodeFlashback: [[spoiler: Chapters 151 and 152]].
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: [[spoiler: Nick]].

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* %%* WholeEpisodeFlashback: [[spoiler: Chapters 151 and 152]].
* %%* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: [[spoiler: Nick]].


* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Taken ''UpToEleven''.

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Taken ''UpToEleven''. The protagonist [[spoiler: completely and utterly fails in his job to ScrewDestiny, and the entire regions suffers for it.]]



* PlayedForLaughs: A lot of the violence is. Only to coincide with MoodWhiplash when the other characters/the readers realize that the injuries don't simply go away.

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* PlayedForLaughs: A lot of the violence is. Only to coincide with MoodWhiplash when in the other characters/the readers realize that early chapters...only the [[MoodWhiplash injuries don't simply go away.]]



* PsychicDreamsForEveryone: It's hard to tell. But then there are the nightmares. Which takes this trope somewhat literally, as [[spoiler:a psychic caused them]].
** Earlier in the story, the protagonist regularly gets dreams visited by [[ItMakesSenseInContext stalker ghosts and goddesses of love]]. Again, taken a little more literally, as he didn't actually see the future in any of them.

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* PsychicDreamsForEveryone: It's hard to tell. But then there are the nightmares. Which takes this trope somewhat literally, as [[spoiler:a psychic caused them]].
** Earlier
Early in the story, the protagonist regularly gets dreams visited by [[ItMakesSenseInContext stalker ghosts and goddesses of love]]. Again, taken a little more literally, as Though he didn't actually see the future in any of them.them and the culprits of the dream invasions are psychic or ghost pokemone.
** Multiple people are also plagued by graphic nightmares. Which takes this trope somewhat literally, as [[spoiler:a psychic-type pokemon caused them]].



* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Jude ditches the main character after his WhatTheHellHero moment at the end of the Vaporeon arc. The main character does this when [[spoiler: he quits being a gym leader after the events at Stark Mountain.]]

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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Jude ditches the main character after his WhatTheHellHero moment at the end of the Vaporeon arc. The main character does this when [[spoiler: he quits being a gym leader after the events at Stark Mountain.Mountain, and ''again'' when he essentially walks away from the champion position in the epilogue.]]



** Sonya, towards Nathan, although her exact age is unknown.



* TheRunaway: Cossette is implied to have run away from home after having an argument with her parents, shortly after the main character moves to Sunyshore, and is currently living with him in the gym.

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* TheRunaway: Cossette is implied to have run away from home after having an argument with her parents, parents shortly after the main character moves to Sunyshore, and is currently living with him in the gym.



* TitleDrop: The main character gives an ''epic'' one during his confrontation with [[spoiler: Nick.]]

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* TitleDrop: The main character gives an ''epic'' drops one during his confrontation with [[spoiler: Nick.]]


* AccidentalMisnaming: Thanks to the story always avoiding naming the protagonist, readers eventually dub them NamNar (short for Nameless Narrator). Even the AuthorAvatar starts referring to them as such.

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* AccidentalMisnaming: Thanks to the story always avoiding naming the protagonist, readers eventually dub them NamNar (short for Nameless Narrator). Even the AccidentalMisnaming: The AuthorAvatar eventually starts referring to them refer to the protagonist as such.[=NamNar=] too, leading to this gem in chapter 94.


* ChekhovsGunman: Lola. She has an EarlyBirdCameo when the main characters journey to Snowpoint, and while she gets more focus during the tournament and gym race arcs the most pivotal moment she's involved in is [[spoiler: being killed on national televison.]] Much later, it's revealed that [[spoiler: [[FakingTheDead her murder was a sham]], ''and'' she's had a hand in almost all the obstacles the main character has had to face in the story so far - such as being the driving force behind Nick's worsen SanitySlippage, the organiser of the nightmare attacks, and being one who goaded the main character into attacking Vaporeon by sending messages from Nick's number. She's also manipulated many events in the protagonists life from behind the scenes, such as fixing the tournament so that they'd achieve a gym postion and covering up their involvement in Nick's prison break. Finally she's 'the first' in the ghosts' prophecy...]]

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* ChekhovsGunman: Lola. She has an EarlyBirdCameo when the main characters journey to Snowpoint, and while she gets more focus during the tournament and gym race arcs the most pivotal moment she's involved in is [[spoiler: being killed on national televison.]] Much later, it's revealed that [[spoiler: [[FakingTheDead her murder was a sham]], ''and'' she's had a hand in almost all the obstacles the main character has had to face in the story so far - such as being the driving force behind Nick's worsen worsening SanitySlippage, the organiser of the nightmare attacks, and being one who goaded the main character into attacking Vaporeon by sending messages from Nick's number. She's also manipulated many events in the protagonists life from behind the scenes, such as fixing the tournament so that they'd achieve a gym postion and covering up their involvement in Nick's prison break. Finally she's 'the first' in the ghosts' prophecy...]]


* AccidentalMisnaming:

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* AccidentalMisnaming:AccidentalMisnaming: Thanks to the story always avoiding naming the protagonist, readers eventually dub them NamNar (short for Nameless Narrator). Even the AuthorAvatar starts referring to them as such.



* ChekhovsGunman: Lola. She's first introduced very early on in the story as random goth trainer who got stranded in Snowpoint. She then pops up during the tournament and gym race arcs. Her third major apperance sees her [[spoiler: being killed on national televison.]] However the later chapters reveal that [[spoiler: [[FakingTheDead not only is she alive]], but that she's the person who's responsible for worsening Nick's SanitySlippage, she fixed the gym race slightly so the main character got a gym position, she organized the nightmare attack, she owns the Xatu that has been invading the main character's dreams lately, she goaded the main character into attacking Vaporeon by sending messages from Nick's number, she knows the truth about the prison break and helped to cover the main characters involvement in it, and finally she's 'the first' in the ghosts' prophecy...]]

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* ChekhovsGunman: Lola. She's first introduced very early on in She has an EarlyBirdCameo when the story as random goth trainer who got stranded in Snowpoint. She then pops up main characters journey to Snowpoint, and while she gets more focus during the tournament and gym race arcs. Her third major apperance sees her arcs the most pivotal moment she's involved in is [[spoiler: being killed on national televison.]] However the later chapters reveal Much later, it's revealed that [[spoiler: [[FakingTheDead not only is she alive]], but that her murder was a sham]], ''and'' she's had a hand in almost all the person who's responsible for worsening Nick's SanitySlippage, she fixed the gym race slightly so obstacles the main character got a gym position, she organized has had to face in the story so far - such as being the driving force behind Nick's worsen SanitySlippage, the organiser of the nightmare attack, she owns the Xatu that has been invading the main character's dreams lately, she attacks, and being one who goaded the main character into attacking Vaporeon by sending messages from Nick's number, she knows number. She's also manipulated many events in the truth about protagonists life from behind the prison break scenes, such as fixing the tournament so that they'd achieve a gym postion and helped to cover the main characters covering up their involvement in it, and finally Nick's prison break. Finally she's 'the first' in the ghosts' prophecy...]]



* ConvectionSchmonvection: Zigzagged. In Stark Mountain characters wearing dark clothing are shown to be extremely uncomfortable and non fire pokemon have a hard time battling for long periods due to the heat. The lava is shown to be able to easily kill and destroy things. However a [[RopeBridge rickety rope bridge]] can somehow stand without bursting into flames...

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* ConvectionSchmonvection: Zigzagged. In Stark Mountain characters wearing dark clothing are shown to be extremely uncomfortable and non fire non-fire pokemon have a hard time battling for long periods due to the heat. The lava is shown to be able to easily kill and destroy things. However a [[RopeBridge rickety rope bridge]] can somehow stand over a pool of lava without bursting into flames...



* DisguisedInDrag: The protagonist cross dresses as a girl in order to get past border control.
** And to get out of the Sunyshore Gym, although he actually [[spoiler:swapped places with a specific girl to get out]].

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* DisguisedInDrag: The protagonist cross dresses as a girl in order to get past border control.
** And
control. He later swaps outfits with another girl in order to get out of the [[spoiler: escape from Sunyshore Gym, although he actually [[spoiler:swapped places with a specific girl to get out]].Gym.]]


* spoiler: AnArmAndALeg: [[spoiler: Carlita's tail gets chopped off during the battle with Nick.]]

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* spoiler: AnArmAndALeg: [[spoiler: Carlita's tail gets chopped off during the battle with Nick.]]



* ArtificialLimbs Artificial Tail]]: [[spoiler: Carlita]] gets fitted with one after the events of the final fight. However, the extent of her injuries means that she still [[spoiler: will never dance again.]]

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* ArtificialLimbs Artificial Tail]]: ArtificialLimbs: [[spoiler: Carlita]] gets fitted with one an artiftical [[spoiler: tail]] after the events of the final fight. However, even with the extent of new limb her injuries means doctors find it unlikely that she still [[spoiler: will never she'll ever dance again.]]



** [[spoiler: The third and fourth come in quick succession during the Stark Mountain battle. First he face down Lola just outside Stark Mountain, and then he battles Nick deep in the heart of the mountain.]]

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** [[spoiler: The third and fourth come in quick succession during the Stark Mountain battle. First he face faces down Lola just outside Stark Mountain, and then he battles Nick deep in within the heart of the mountain.]]



* BigDamnHeroes: Interestingly, two examples in The Tournament arc: [[spoiler: inverted when [=NamNar=] busts ''out'' of the building to save people, and when the main antagonist, Nick, shows up and kills his own followers to stop the fighting and probably save them from a very bloody CurbStompBattle.]]

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* BigDamnHeroes: Interestingly, two examples in The Tournament arc: [[spoiler: inverted when [=NamNar=] the protagonist busts ''out'' of the building to save people, and when the main antagonist, Nick, shows up and kills his own followers to stop the fighting and probably save them from a very bloody CurbStompBattle.]]



** Sela and Vaikuntha tend to become this from time to time, most recently [[spoiler:with the rest of the Gym leaders at Stark Mountain]].
* BigSleep: [[spoiler: Nick, when he's killed by Arceus]]

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** Sela and Vaikuntha tend to become this from time to time, most recently [[spoiler:with such as [[spoiler:being part of TheCavalry who arrives to assist the rest of protagonist's team at the Gym leaders at battle of Stark Mountain]].
* BigSleep: [[spoiler: Nick, when he's killed by Arceus]]Nick's death at the hands of Arceus.]]



* BloodSplatteredInnocents: The main character, although how innocent he is at this point in the story is debatable. And more often than not, it's his own blood.
** [[spoiler: Cossette, very literally taken.]]

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* BloodSplatteredInnocents: The main character, although how innocent he is at this point in the story is debatable. And more often than not, it's his own blood.
**
blood. Later a much straighter example occur with [[spoiler: Cossette, very literally taken.Cossette.]]


* KidHero: THe protagonist brings peace to the region at the tender age of 15.

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* KidHero: THe The protagonist brings peace to the region at the tender age of 15.


* FreakOut: [[spoiler: Nick]] suffers a HUGE one.

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* FreakOut: [[spoiler: Nick]] suffers a HUGE one. The rest of the story after that point follows the protagonist, and [[spoiler:the rest of the region]], struggling to deal with the fallout from it.



* ICanStillFight: Carlita quotes this as she desperately tries to stop the main character from recalling her. [[spoiler: She really can't, as she's just had her tail chopped off and can barely walk without it.]]

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* ICanStillFight: Carlita quotes this as she desperately tries to stop the main character from recalling her. her [[spoiler: She really can't, as she's just had after her tail chopped off and can barely walk without it.gets cut off.]]



* IdiotHair: The protagonist is shown to have one in pictures drawn by the author.

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* IdiotHair: The protagonist is shown to have has one in pictures drawn by the author.



* InnocentBlueEyes: The protagonist has them. They play an essential part in [[spoiler: convincing a delusional Nick that he's not his brother.]]

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* InnocentBlueEyes: The protagonist has them. They During the story's finale, they play an essential part in [[spoiler: convincing a delusional Nick that he's not his brother.]]



* IntergenerationalFriendship: Nick is quite a bit older than the protagonist and even Hanna.
** Somewhat the norm, though, considering Benjamin and Cossette are the only major characters who are younger than the protagonist, anyway. Most of his friends seem to be at least a year or two older.

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* IntergenerationalFriendship: Nick is quite a bit older than the protagonist and even Hanna.
** Somewhat
Hanna. This is somewhat the norm, though, norm for the protagonist considering Benjamin and Cossette are the only major characters he strikes up a friendship with who are younger than the protagonist, anyway. Most of his friends seem to be at least a year or two older.him.



* KidHero
* [[spoiler: LipstickLesbian: Alicia.]]

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* KidHero
KidHero: THe protagonist brings peace to the region at the tender age of 15.
* [[spoiler: LipstickLesbian: [[spoiler: Alicia.]]



* LivingShadow: Kostya and Pollyanna both fit this regularly - but subverted a bit in that that's not their real form.

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* LivingShadow: Kostya and Pollyanna both fit take this form regularly - but subverted a bit in that that's not their real form.



* MiseryBuildsCharacter: Out-of-story, but the author loves this trope.



--> [[spoiler: He'd be damned before he left another one of his team behind.]]

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--> [[spoiler: He'd be damned before he left another one of his team behind.]]



* ParentsInDistress: [[spoiler: Nick's parents were held hostage by an armed gunman who demanded that he hand himself in. Trying to rescue them is what got him caught.]]

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* ParentsInDistress: [[spoiler: Nick's parents were held hostage by an armed gunman who demanded that he hand himself in. Trying to rescue them is what got him caught.]]



* PowderKegCrowd

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* PowderKegCrowdPowderKegCrowd: The protagonist and his friends face the wrath of one during the [[spoiler:Gym race arc]].



* [[spoiler:RivalTurnedEvil]]
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: [[spoiler: Nick]].
* SanitySlippage: [[spoiler: Again, Nick.]]

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* [[spoiler:RivalTurnedEvil]]
[[spoiler:RivalTurnedEvil]]: Fuels ''all'' of the conflict in the later parts of the story.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: [[spoiler: Nick]].
Nick storms the Elite Four Headquarters and slaughters Cynthia's entire team, after his brother dies due to government inaction]].
* SanitySlippage: [[spoiler: Again, Nick.]][[spoiler:Nick.]] You could make a case for him being a case of TheMentallyIll, considering he never truly recovers from his psychotic break.



* SelectiveSlaughter: [[spoiler: Nick, Houndoom, Stantler. If you ''deserve'' your Pokemon, well then, you're okay in their books!]]
** [[spoiler: Don't forget Vaporeon.]]

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* SelectiveSlaughter: [[spoiler: Nick, Houndoom, Stantler. Stantler and Vaporeon. If you ''deserve'' your Pokemon, well then, you're okay in their books!]]
** [[spoiler: Don't forget Vaporeon.]]
books!]]



* SmittenTeenageGirl: Hanna towards Nick in the first half of the story. Gender bent with the protagonist and Alicia in the second half.
** Also, Cossette counts as a smitten ''preteen'' girl.

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* SmittenTeenageGirl: Hanna towards Nick in the first half of the story. Gender bent with the protagonist and towards Alicia in the second half.
half.
** Also, Cossette counts as a smitten ''preteen'' girl.girl towards the protagonist.



* SourSupporter: Ike would qualify.
** Sometimes, even Des fills this trope when his trainer gets whiny or loses track of the right way.

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* SourSupporter: Ike would qualify.
**
Ike. Sometimes, even Des fills this trope when his trainer gets whiny or loses track of the right way.



* TeamMom: The protagonist. It's even been lampshaded by a couple characters..
* TemptingFate: [=NamNar=] ''actively'' avoids this at this point.

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* TeamMom: The protagonist. It's even been lampshaded by a couple characters..
characters.
* TemptingFate: [=NamNar=] The protagonist tries to ''actively'' avoids avoid doing this at this point.by the second half of the story, for what little good it does him.



* TheReveal: The narrator's name is revealed at the end of chapter 159. It's [[spoiler:Zachary Jones.]]

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* TheReveal: The narrator's name is finally revealed at the end of chapter 159. It's [[spoiler:Zachary Jones.]]



* TheStarscream: Ike.

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* TheStarscream: Ike.Ike ''detests'' being made a trainer's pokemon, and for the first part of the story actively looks for ways to undermine the main character. He gradually grows out of this as the story progresses.



* ThemeNaming: Jude plays this straight, though some of it is a little... obscure and random.
** The Eevee litter Isabella and Alexander came from all had four-syllable names that started with vowels.

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* ThemeNaming: Jude plays this straight, straight with the pokemon he breeds, though some of it is the themes he pictures are a little... obscure and random.
** The
little obscure. For example Eevee litter Isabella and Alexander came from all had four-syllable names that started with vowels.



* TokenEvilTeammate: Also Ike.

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* TokenEvilTeammate: Also Ike.



* TomatoSurprise: [[spoiler: The dark-haired trainer turning out to be Nick.]]
** Not really. More like a [[TomatoInTheMirror]] for the protagonist, and a sufficiently [[GenreSavvy]] reader already suspects that [[spoiler: the dark-haried trainer might be Nick; after all he's one of the only characters we know who is dark-haired and we've seen him with a Snorunt...]]

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* TomatoSurprise: [[spoiler: The dark-haired trainer turning out to be Nick.]]
** Not really. More like a [[TomatoInTheMirror]]
Nick]], for the protagonist, and a sufficiently [[GenreSavvy]] reader already suspects that [[spoiler: the dark-haried trainer might be Nick; after all he's one of the only characters we know who is dark-haired and we've seen him with a Snorunt...]]protagonist at least.



* TouchOfDeath: Seems to be how [[spoiler: Arceus kills Nick and Chase.]]

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* TouchOfDeath: Seems to be how How [[spoiler: Arceus kills Nick and Chase.]]



* TwoGuysAndAGirl: For a short time.
** Mirrored in the Gym race arc, with the introductions of Vaikuntha and Alicia.

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* TwoGuysAndAGirl: For The protagonist, Nick and Lola were this for a short time.
while.
** Mirrored in the This dynamic occurs again Gym race arc, with the introductions of Vaikuntha and Alicia.



* UnlikelyHero

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* UnlikelyHeroUnlikelyHero: Went the first started out on his journey, nobody would have pegged the protagonist as being the one who'd eventually bring peace to the region.


* [[spoiler: AnArmAndALeg]]: [[spoiler: Carlita's tail gets chopped off during the battle with Nick.]]

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* [[spoiler: AnArmAndALeg]]: spoiler: AnArmAndALeg: [[spoiler: Carlita's tail gets chopped off during the battle with Nick.]]



* [[ArtificialLimbs Artificial Tail]]: [[spoiler: Carlita]] is probably going to get one. But even with that, she still [[spoiler: will never dance again.]]
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: Literally with Jude, though it's actually a shiny Pokemon. Still hilarious.

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* [[ArtificialLimbs ArtificialLimbs Artificial Tail]]: [[spoiler: Carlita]] is probably going to get one. But even gets fitted with that, one after the events of the final fight. However, the extent of her injuries means that she still [[spoiler: will never dance again.]]
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: Literally with Jude, though it's actually a shiny Pokemon. Still hilarious.



* BattleAmongstTheFlames: The main character has been involved in four so far: when he breaks out of the warehouse during The Tournament arc, when he faces Vaporeon in Sunyshore, [[spoiler: the battle with Lola outside Stark Mountain and finally the battle with Nick inside Stark Mountain.]]

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* BattleAmongstTheFlames: The main character has been involved in four so far: far
** The first is
when he breaks out of the warehouse during The Tournament arc, arc.
** The second is
when he faces Vaporeon in Sunyshore, Sunyshore
**
[[spoiler: The third and fourth come in quick succession during the battle with Lola outside Stark Mountain and finally the battle with Nick inside battle. First he face down Lola just outside Stark Mountain.Mountain, and then he battles Nick deep in the heart of the mountain.]]



* CharacterTitle
* CheerfulChild: Cossette, and sometimes even Carlita.

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* CharacterTitle
CharacterTitle: Pedestal being [[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname Des's]] full name.
* CheerfulChild: Cossette, and sometimes even Carlita.Cossette. Carlita is the pokemon version of this.



* ChekhovsGunman: Lola. First introduced way back in the beginning as a random goth trainer who got stranded in Snowpoint. Then pops up again during the tournament and gym race arc. Then is [[spoiler: killed on national televison.]] However the latest chapters have revealed that, [[spoiler: [[FakingTheDead not only is she alive]], she's responsible for worsening Nick's SanitySlippage, she fixed the gym race slightly so the main character got a gym position, she organized the nightmare attack, she owns the Xatu that has been invading the main character's dreams lately, she goaded the main character into attacking Vaporeon by sending messages from Nick's number, she knows the truth about the prison break and helped to cover the main characters involvement in it, and finally she's 'the first' in the ghosts' prophecy...]]

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* ChekhovsGunman: Lola. First She's first introduced way back very early on in the beginning story as a random goth trainer who got stranded in Snowpoint. Then She then pops up again during the tournament and gym race arc. Then is arcs. Her third major apperance sees her [[spoiler: being killed on national televison.]] However the latest later chapters have revealed that, reveal that [[spoiler: [[FakingTheDead not only is she alive]], but that she's the person who's responsible for worsening Nick's SanitySlippage, she fixed the gym race slightly so the main character got a gym position, she organized the nightmare attack, she owns the Xatu that has been invading the main character's dreams lately, she goaded the main character into attacking Vaporeon by sending messages from Nick's number, she knows the truth about the prison break and helped to cover the main characters involvement in it, and finally she's 'the first' in the ghosts' prophecy...]]



* ClimacticBattleResurrection: A minor one happened during the battle against Vaporeon, where [[spoiler: nearly everyone except for the main character and his group get killed.]] Also it seems that [[spoiler: the entire battle on Stark Mountain is this, as everyone except the main character, Lola and Nick get taken out of action.]]

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* ClimacticBattleResurrection: A minor one happened during the battle against Vaporeon, where [[spoiler: nearly everyone except for the main character and his group get killed.]] Also it seems that The battle on [[spoiler: the entire battle on Stark Mountain Mountain]] is also this, as everyone except the main character, [[spoiler: Lola and Nick Nick]] get taken out of action.]]action pretty quickly once the fighting starts proper.



* ConflictingLoyalty: The main character is torn between [[spoiler: desperately believing that Nick can be saved and taking him out for the safety of the region.]]
* CosmicPlaything: Implied ever since [[spoiler: Arceus]] had a cameo. More strongly implied with the [[ItMakesSenseInContext "Starly dream".]]
** More than implied now. It's just not [[spoiler:the MC that's the plaything - it's Abigail and Nick.]]
* ConvectionSchmonvection: Somewhat averted. In Stark Mountain characters wearing dark clothing are shown to be boiling and non fire pokemon have a hard time battling for long periods due to the heat. It can also easily kill and destroy things. However a [[RopeBridge rickety rope bridge]] can still stand without bursting into flames...

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* ConflictingLoyalty: The During the final arc, the main character is torn between [[spoiler: desperately believing that Nick can be saved and taking him out for the safety of the region.]]
* CosmicPlaything: Implied ever since [[spoiler: Arceus]] had a cameo. More strongly implied with Later chapters confirm this trope is in effect, but ''also'' reveal that [[spoiler:the MC that's the [[ItMakesSenseInContext "Starly dream".plaything - it's Abigail and Nick.]]
** More than implied now. It's just not [[spoiler:the MC that's the plaything - it's Abigail and Nick.]]
* ConvectionSchmonvection: Somewhat averted. Zigzagged. In Stark Mountain characters wearing dark clothing are shown to be boiling extremely uncomfortable and non fire pokemon have a hard time battling for long periods due to the heat. It can also The lava is shown to be able to easily kill and destroy things. However a [[RopeBridge rickety rope bridge]] can still somehow stand without bursting into flames...



* DanceBattler: Carlita to a T. [[spoiler: Not any more. Without her tail, the doctors aren't even sure she'll be able to manage a slow waltz.]]

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* DanceBattler: Carlita to a T. [[spoiler: Not any more.Events which occur during the final battle put an end to her dancing days. Without her tail, the doctors aren't even sure she'll be able to manage a slow waltz.]]



* DarkerAndEdgier: Duh.
* DeadpanSnarker: The protagonist, Lola, other characters on rarer occasions.

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* DarkerAndEdgier: Duh.
Compared to ''most'' original trainer pokemon fics out there.
* DeadpanSnarker: The protagonist, Lola, other characters on rarer occasions.protagonist and Lola.



* EyeScream: [[spoiler: Ike gets his eye slashed and is therefore blinded.]]

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* EyeScream: [[spoiler: Ike gets is blinded after getting his eye eyes slashed and is therefore blinded.during the final battle.]]

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* GratuitousNinja: Keith.


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* HighlyVisibleNinja: Keith, since much of his early appearances involve his participation in an event on national television.


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* StockNinjaWeaponry: Keith has enough hidden knives for any situation. His preference for using poison type Pokemon may also qualify.


** We also have [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Chekhov]], [[Series/DoctorWho Who]], [[Creator/IsaacAsimov Patru]], [[Literature/IHaveNoMouthAndIMustScream Harlan]], [[Creator/JulesVerne Jules]], and [[TheTwilightZone Ser]], which is short for Serling.

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** We also have [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Chekhov]], [[Series/DoctorWho Who]], [[Creator/IsaacAsimov Patru]], [[Literature/IHaveNoMouthAndIMustScream Harlan]], [[Creator/JulesVerne Jules]], and [[TheTwilightZone [[Franchise/TheTwilightZone Ser]], which is short for Serling.


''Pedestal'' is a {{Pokemon}} fanfic that starts out deceptively similar to other stories. A young trainer aspires ToBeAMaster, with great dreams of being the best, placing his hoped-for Pokemon on a [[TitleDrop pedestal]]. A year later than most trainers, he finally receives his starter... And it's a Numel. HilarityEnsues, but not for long.

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''Pedestal'' is a {{Pokemon}} ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' fanfic that starts out deceptively similar to other stories. A young trainer aspires ToBeAMaster, with great dreams of being the best, placing his hoped-for Pokemon on a [[TitleDrop pedestal]]. A year later than most trainers, he finally receives his starter... And it's a Numel. HilarityEnsues, but not for long.


--> ''You know what? Life sucks. I've been training for about four years now, and I've seen a whole lot of crap. [[KnowYourVines I've got scars from poison ivy]], [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes half-resolved neurosis about water]], [[AnimalsHateHim I've been beaten by more Pokemon than I can frankly remember]], [[ItMakesSenseInContext I've had holy water thrown at me]], [[BreadEggsMilkSquick I've had to cross-dress more times than I'd admit to in other circumstances]]...still, I've had bad luck since I can remember. It wears on you. This big stuff is...different. You can ignore it or you can fight against it. Either way -- [[ButtMonkey life sucks]].''

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--> -> ''You know what? Life sucks. I've been training for about four years now, and I've seen a whole lot of crap. [[KnowYourVines I've got scars from poison ivy]], [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes half-resolved neurosis about water]], [[AnimalsHateHim I've been beaten by more Pokemon than I can frankly remember]], [[ItMakesSenseInContext I've had holy water thrown at me]], [[BreadEggsMilkSquick I've had to cross-dress more times than I'd admit to in other circumstances]]...still, I've had bad luck since I can remember. It wears on you. This big stuff is...different. You can ignore it or you can fight against it. Either way -- [[ButtMonkey life sucks]].''


* WritersCannotDoMath: The poll to announce the public's predictions for the winner of the gym race is as follows: 17% for [[TheStoic Lola]], 15% for [[TakeAThirdOption the race being cancelled]], 13% for [[BewareTheNiceOnes Vaikuntha]], 10% for [[HairTriggerTemper Sela]], 8% for Keith, another 8% for [[ButtMonkey the protagonist]], 5% for [[TheAlcoholic Archie]], 3% for [[LipstickLesbian Alicia]], and another 3% for [[BrattyHalfPint Benjamin]]. This adds up to a total of 82%, so apparently 18% of voters were not counted.

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* WritersCannotDoMath: The poll to announce the public's predictions for the winner of the gym race is as follows: 17% for [[TheStoic Lola]], 15% for [[TakeAThirdOption the race being cancelled]], 13% for [[BewareTheNiceOnes Vaikuntha]], 10% for [[HairTriggerTemper Sela]], 8% for Keith, [[{{Ninja}} Keith]], another 8% for [[ButtMonkey the protagonist]], 5% for [[TheAlcoholic Archie]], 3% for [[LipstickLesbian Alicia]], and another 3% for [[BrattyHalfPint Benjamin]]. This adds up to a total of 82%, so apparently 18% of voters were not counted.

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