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** Paul makes an EnemyMine deal with Hell to fight against the angels who are attacking him, and together they're able to severely damage the Host's military capability [[spoiler: before Paul gets killed anyway by the Archangel of War]]. After the battle, though, the demon lords aren't satisfied, and press the attack on the Silver City itself. Note that despite Paul not seeing eye to eye with the Silver City, they're still a vastly better afterlife than Hell, plus the worst demons would be likely to gain the most prestige and influence from conquering it.


* HopeSpot: In ''Contingency'', Kid Flash finds out that the [[AlienInvasion alien invaders]] used zeta beams on the things and people they beamed. Kid Flash hoped that meant [[spoiler:Robin was alive]]. OL tells him that it's unlikely as since the outer parts of buildings broke out when they were sucked in, it's probably a Gauss flayer. Which causes death by {{Telefrag}}ing.

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In ''Contingency'', Kid Flash finds out that the [[AlienInvasion alien invaders]] used zeta beams on the things and people they beamed. Kid Flash hoped that meant [[spoiler:Robin was alive]]. OL tells him that it's unlikely as since the outer parts of buildings broke out when they were sucked in, it's probably a Gauss flayer. Which causes death by {{Telefrag}}ing.{{Telefrag}}ing.
** Kara Zor-El [[spoiler: wakes up, sees crystal walls around her, and relaxes, thinking she's on Krypton. Then realises that it's just a Kryptonian building on Earth, Krypton exploded, everyone she knew died and she's been in stasis for thirty years]].

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* HeroicVow: Lantern oaths are meant to be this, a reminder of moral standards and what they're fighting for. Orange oaths, of course, are a bit different from green.
--> '''Ophidian''': ''Declare our intent to the universe. Make your oath to '''me'''.''


* GetOut: [[spoiler:Mister Schreiber after OL tells him he's a clone of Hitler.]]

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[[spoiler:Mister Schreiber after OL tells him he's a clone of Hitler.]]]]
** Jade [[spoiler: to Grayven after he destroys the Light and the League of Shadows without giving her any warning]].

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* DepletedPhlebotinumShells: Paul's standard attack style involves railguns firing a variety of special ammunition, some mundane (tungsten, cold iron), some high-tech (molecular disassembly aka crumbler), and some magical (mage slayer, angel feather).


** [[spoiler:Nabu's actions are not excused as a necessary evil; he is fully portrayed as villainous and needing to be stopped. It's very telling that in the Crime Syndicate MirrorUniverse, where all the heroes are villains, his counterpart Doctor Chaos is a good guy.]]

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** [[spoiler:Nabu's actions are not excused as a necessary evil; he is fully portrayed as villainous and needing to be stopped. It's very telling that in the Crime Syndicate MirrorUniverse, where all the heroes are villains, his counterpart Doctor Chaos is a good guy.]]

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** [[spoiler: Raker Qarrigat's oath, revealed by Mr Zoat to be coming in year 5]]:
---> ''With Will and Rage of crimson red''\\
''Four million years and still not dead''\\
''Today your empire finally falls''\\
''In Oa's name I'll burn you all!''


** [[spoiler:Nabu's actions are not excused as a necessary evil; he is fully portrayed as villainous and needing to be stopped.]]

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** [[spoiler:Nabu's actions are not excused as a necessary evil; he is fully portrayed as villainous and needing to be stopped. It's very telling that in the Crime Syndicate MirrorUniverse, where all the heroes are villains, his counterpart Doctor Chaos is a good guy.]]



** Paragon!OL goes to Cornwall Boy to get his magic-inflicted wounds healed because Cornwall Boy was the closest thing he could get to a magic healer.

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** Paragon!OL goes to Cornwall Boy to get his magic-inflicted wounds healed because Cornwall Boy was the closest thing he could get to a magic healer.



* RealityEnsues: Remember the episode ''Displaced'' where all the grown-ups were sent to one dimension, and kids were sent to another? Paul points out that "Hey, what happens to all the adults flying planes, driving cars, operating delicate machinery, performing operations?" and "What happens when children in critical condition who need minute-to-minute care suddenly lose that care?" One Omake reveals that the death toll rose to ''seven hundred thousand,'' and that it's only going to keep rising due to things like suicide or injuries sustained either from lack of adults or from things like plane crashes.

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Remember the episode ''Displaced'' where all the grown-ups were sent to one dimension, and kids were sent to another? Paul points out that "Hey, what happens to all the adults flying planes, driving cars, operating delicate machinery, performing operations?" and "What happens when children in critical condition who need minute-to-minute care suddenly lose that care?" One Omake reveals that the death toll rose to ''seven hundred thousand,'' and that it's only going to keep rising due to things like suicide or injuries sustained either from lack of adults or from things like plane crashes.



* RecruitmentByRescue: Princess Komand'r & Princess Koriand'r (Blackfire & Starfire) are inducted as the first Orange Lanterns in Paul's new corps after he pretty much dealt with their planet's issues and rescued them before they could undergo the experiments that gave them their in-canon powers in ''Headhunters''.

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Princess Komand'r & Princess Koriand'r (Blackfire & Starfire) are inducted as the first Orange Lanterns in Paul's new corps after he pretty much dealt with their planet's issues and rescued them before they could undergo the experiments that gave them their in-canon powers in ''Headhunters''.



* RememberWhenYouBlewUpTheSun: OL has a habit of doing things while in a MushroomSamba that nobody will let him forget. Such as the mile-high indestructible naked statue of himself in the middle of the Bialyan desert, or the time he made a cake big enough for everybody in New York City to have a piece.
** Interestingly, the most terrifying things he did while fused with the Ophidian, namely ''rotating the moon on its axis so that the dark side faces the earth,'' or ''dragging an asteroid down to Mount Justice'' get barely any attention, but making cakes and delivering fruit get plenty.

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* RememberWhenYouBlewUpTheSun: OL has a habit of doing things while in a MushroomSamba that nobody will let him forget. forget.
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Such as the mile-high indestructible naked statue of himself in the middle of the Bialyan desert, or desert.
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the time he made a cake big enough for everybody in New York City to have a piece.
** Interestingly, the most terrifying things he did while fused with the Ophidian, namely ''rotating the moon on its axis so that the dark side faces the earth,'' or ''dragging an asteroid down to Mount Justice'' Justice,'' get barely any attention, but making cakes and delivering fruit get plenty.



* SanityHasAdvantages: It's due to Paul's sanity he can function and utilize the Orange Light.

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---> '''Kid Flash''' (in the background): [-Who? No, it's Oh El, there's no way I'm gunna have heard of them. I'm gunna go look him up.-]
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It's due to Paul's sanity he can function and utilize the Orange Light.



* SchizoTech: Paul wants it more commercial-uses for it to improve the general-tech of people.

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* SchizoTech: Paul wants it more commercial-uses for commercial uses of it to improve the general-tech general tech level of people.the world.



* ScyllaAndCharybdis: The reason Deadshot doesn't leave Belle Reeve during the breakout is because several countries, including the United States are fighting for the right to execute him.

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* ScyllaAndCharybdis: The reason Deadshot doesn't leave Belle Reeve Reve during the breakout is because several countries, including the United States States, are fighting for the right to execute him.



* SeparatedByACommonLanguage: Due to OL being British he faces some of these. For example, he refuses to call Kid Flash by his nickname because Wally means "Fool" and a "Rubber Wally" is a condom.

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* SeparatedByACommonLanguage: SeparatedByACommonLanguage:
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Due to OL being British he faces some of these. For example, he refuses to call Kid Flash by his nickname because Wally means "Fool" and a "Rubber Wally" is a condom.



* SharkMan: The Nanauvians.

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The Nanauvians.



* ShipperOnDeck: OL ships [[DatingCatwoman Batman and Catwoman]]. Sadly, Bruce is in a relationship with Talia al Ghul instead.
** Though Catwoman does agree that she (Catwoman) is better for Batman than Talia is.
** The amazon Dyctinna ''really'' wants to see Wonder Woman find a happy relationship, and was gunning pretty hard for Diana and Big Barda, until she was informed Barda was already married to a male (and that yes, that counts.)
** Everyone supports the relationship between Phillipus and Hyppolyta, but the two won't act on it.
* ShootTheDangerousMinion: [[spoiler:Paul kills one of his Praexis Demons when it consumes a Hell-portal and starts to either become corrupted or evolves.]]

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OL ships [[DatingCatwoman Batman and Catwoman]]. Sadly, Bruce is in a relationship with Talia al Ghul instead.
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instead. Though Catwoman does agree that she (Catwoman) is better for Batman than Talia is.
** The amazon Dyctinna ''really'' wants to see Wonder Woman find a happy relationship, and was gunning pretty hard for Diana and Big Barda, until she was informed Barda was already married to a male (and that yes, that counts.)
counts).
** Everyone supports the relationship between Phillipus Philippus and Hyppolyta, Hippolyta, but the two won't act on it.
* ShootTheDangerousMinion: [[spoiler:Paul kills one two of his Praexis Demons when it consumes a Hell-portal they consume Hell-portals and starts start to either become corrupted or evolves.evolve.]]



* ShowWithinAShow: The Amazon actress troupe intend to put on the play "The Five-Faced Senator" when they were to broadcast it, but thanks to the [[RealityWarper Queen of Fables]] end up putting on "Foolish Prince" where a certain Lantern stars in.

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* ShowWithinAShow: The Amazon actress troupe intend to put on the play "The Five-Faced Senator" when they were to broadcast it, but thanks to the [[RealityWarper Queen of Fables]] they end up putting on "Foolish Prince" where "The Foolish Prince", which a certain Lantern stars in.



*** The mantra that Ambrose Bierce chanted when bringing them there was "Piscis magnus piscis minus carte tabula arca archa." Roughly translated? [[WesternAnimation/BobTheBuilder "Big fish, little fish, cardboard box."]]

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*** ** The mantra that Ambrose Bierce chanted when bringing them there was "Piscis magnus piscis minus carte tabula arca archa." Roughly translated? [[WesternAnimation/BobTheBuilder "Big fish, little fish, cardboard box."]]



* ShowSomeLeg: Z'üm does the Martian equivalence of this [[spoiler:to distract OL long enough to blow of the habitat M'gann and the others were in]] during ''Demeanour''.
* TheShrink: Black Canary acts as one to the team, but as pointed out by [[spoiler:Paulphidian]] she is not actually qualified to act as one. WordOfGod is that she had the training but never did it professionally.

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* ShowSomeLeg: Z'üm does the Martian equivalence of this [[spoiler:to distract OL long enough to blow of off the habitat M'gann and the others were in]] during ''Demeanour''.
* TheShrink: TheShrink:
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Black Canary acts as one to the team, but as pointed out by [[spoiler:Paulphidian]] she is not actually qualified to act as one. WordOfGod is that she had the training but never did it professionally.



* SparedByTheAdaptation: Red Inferno and Red Torpedo didn't sacrifice their lives in destroying Red Volcano due to OL saving them.
** Dr. T. O. Morrow becomes an [[spoiler:Orange Lantern construct thanks to Nylor Truggs]]. Though whether this counts as being "spared" is up to interpretation.
** Marie Logan survives, when in canon she was killed around the time of the New Years attack by Queen Bee. She's in a relationship with Red Inferno.

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* SparedByTheAdaptation: SparedByTheAdaptation:
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Red Inferno and Red Torpedo didn't sacrifice their lives in destroying Red Volcano due to OL saving them.
** Dr. T. O. Morrow becomes [[spoiler: an [[spoiler:Orange Orange Lantern construct thanks to Nylor Truggs]]. Though whether this counts as being "spared" is up to interpretation.
** Marie Logan survives, when in canon she was killed around the time of the New Years Years' attack by Queen Bee. She's in a relationship with Red Inferno.



* StacysMom: Huntress, mother of Jade and Artemis, wasn't ugly by any means, but looked like you'd expect a 49-year old woman in a wheelchair to look like. When Paul healed her spinal injuries, the ring accidentally shaved about 15 years off her age as well, turning her into one of these. She gets even hotter when she begins working out again and returns to fighting fitness, something even Paul remarks on. In the [[AlternateHistory Common Sense]] timeline, he starts dating her.

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* StacysMom: Huntress, mother of Jade and Artemis, wasn't ugly by any means, but looked like you'd expect a 49-year old woman in a wheelchair to look like. When Paul healed her spinal injuries, the ring accidentally shaved about 15 years off her age as well, turning her into one of these. She gets even hotter when she begins working out again and returns to fighting fitness, something even Paul remarks on. In the [[AlternateHistory Common Sense]] timeline, he starts dating her.



** The battle against the Injustice Gang ends with [[spoiler:the first Black Adam, Teth Adom, regains control of his body from Theo Adom, who then rips off one of Wotan's arms, and Poison Ivy is made powerless by Swamp Thing.]]

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** The battle against the Injustice Gang ends with [[spoiler:the first Black Adam, Teth Adom, regains regaining control of his body from Theo Adom, who then rips off one of Wotan's arms, and Poison Ivy is made powerless by Swamp Thing.]]



* StupidityInducingAttack: By putting together a human brain and a [[http://dc.wikia.com/wiki/Thinking_Cap Thinking Cap]] Truggs is able to build a machine that, when active, reduces target’s IQ by some 20–30 IQ points.

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* StupidityInducingAttack: By putting together a human brain and a [[http://dc.wikia.com/wiki/Thinking_Cap Thinking Cap]] Truggs is able to build a machine that, when active, reduces the target’s IQ by some 20–30 IQ points.



*** He summons Swamp Thing again to help seal up a portal to hell under London and heal a Dryad.
** During the training exercise, Paul summons the Ophidian. The Ophidian has since become somewhat of an ace in the hole for Paul.

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*** ** He summons Swamp Thing again to help seal up a portal to hell under London and heal a Dryad.
** During the training exercise, Paul summons [[spoiler: the Ophidian. The Ophidian Ophidian]], which has since become somewhat of an ace in the hole for Paul.



* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: When OL asks M'gann whether she's wearing clothes since she was able to shape-shift her shirt. M'gann tells him she's ''definitely'' wearing clothes, she's not ''naked''.

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* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: When OL asks M'gann whether she's wearing clothes since she was able to shape-shift her shirt. M'gann tells him she's ''definitely'' "YesIwearclothesofcourseIwearclothes!...I'm ''not naked''."
---> '''Miss Martian''': I mean, you don't seem to care but some people would probably find it really strange if I wasn't
wearing clothes, she's not ''naked''.clothes.\\
...\\
'''Paul''': You are fully clad. The matter is resolved.



* SymbioticPossession: [[spoiler:[[ZigzaggedTrope Zigzagged]] with the Ophidian's merging with Paul. Paul gets the power of a god and the freedom to do what he wants from the Ophidian. From Paul, the Ophidian gets freedom from the Orange Lantern Central Power Battery and a needed intelligence boost. Paulphidian still acts benignly, helping the League and helping his friends. However Paul loses his ability to feel any emotion besides Greed, any understanding of empathy and most of his sanity.]]

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* SymbioticPossession: SymbioticPossession:
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[[spoiler:[[ZigzaggedTrope Zigzagged]] with the Ophidian's merging with Paul. Paul gets the power of a god and the freedom to do what he wants from the Ophidian. From Paul, the Ophidian gets freedom from the Orange Lantern Central Power Battery and a needed intelligence boost. Paulphidian still acts benignly, helping the League and helping his friends. However Paul loses his ability to feel any emotion besides Greed, any understanding of empathy and most of his sanity.]]



** For example, after terrifying Holly she threatens to destroy the painting to stole to get him him to back off. He tells her what are her chances whether she succeeds and promises to keep quiet and give a lot of money if she does something for him. Holly thought he was blackmailing her into sex. The implication horrifies Paul, since that was opposite of his intention. He was trying [[TheSponsor sponsor her out of a life of crime.]]
* ThatMakesMeFeelAngry: A rare justified case. Since OL needs to feel sufficient Avarice to perform tasks, and sometimes he doesn't care enough about certain targets, he sometimes resorts to this to try to "Convince" himself.

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** For example, after terrifying Holly she threatens to destroy the painting to stole to get him him to back off. He tells her what are her chances whether or not she succeeds succeeds, and promises to keep quiet and give a lot of money if she does something for him. Holly thought he was blackmailing her into sex. The implication horrifies Paul, since that was opposite of his intention. He was trying to [[TheSponsor sponsor her out of a life of crime.]]
* ThatMakesMeFeelAngry: ThatMakesMeFeelAngry:
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A rare justified case. Since OL needs to feel sufficient Avarice to perform tasks, and sometimes he doesn't care enough about certain targets, he sometimes resorts to this to try to "Convince" himself.



* ThatWasNotADream: In ''Clueless'', an amnesiac OL believes he was having a lucid dream when he is stuck in the Biliayan desert with M'gann. So he proceeds to act on dream logic and make a huge, indestructible nude statue of himself, only to find out afterwards that it wasn't a dream.
** And when it says "Indestructable", it means it- the thing is massively tall, has a foundation that goes over a mile underground, and is harder than diamond. Eventually, it's revealed that the only way that Bialya could deal with it was to throw a massive tarp over the thing.

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* ThatWasNotADream: ThatWasNotADream:
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In ''Clueless'', an amnesiac OL believes he was having a lucid dream when he is stuck in the Biliayan Bialyan desert with M'gann. So he proceeds to act on dream logic and make a huge, indestructible nude statue of himself, only to find out afterwards that it wasn't a dream.
** And when it says "Indestructable", "Indestructible", it means it- the thing is massively tall, has a foundation that goes over a mile underground, and is harder than diamond. Eventually, it's revealed that the only way that Bialya could deal with it was to throw a massive tarp over the thing.



* TheUnfettered: [[spoiler: Post-Enlightenment, ]]Paul is always aware of his goals, and how they relate to each other. This doesn't precisely make him a sociopath, because there are many people whom he cares about, but he's also capable of planning and committing genocide without regret if he believes the situation called for it.
** Paul, when asked whether he feels bad for the millions of people he killed from an EvilEmpire: "I don't think much about them at all. I'd rather not have to deal with situations like that, but I'd rather deal with it than have it not dealt with."

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[[spoiler: Post-Enlightenment, ]]Paul Post-Enlightenment,]] Paul is always aware of his goals, and how they relate to each other. This doesn't precisely make him a sociopath, because there are many people whom he cares about, but he's also capable of planning and committing genocide without regret if he believes the situation called calls for it.
** Paul, ---> '''Paul''' (asked about when asked whether he feels bad for the millions of people he killed from [[spoiler: genocided an EvilEmpire: "I EvilEmpire]]): I don't think much about them at all. I'd rather not have to deal with situations like that, but I'd rather deal with it than have it not dealt with."



* ThouShaltNotKill: Orange Lantern gets a ''lot'' of flak from Hal Jordan from killing Ra's, as up until that point, no one knew that Power Rings could be used to kill.

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Orange Lantern gets a ''lot'' of flak from Hal Jordan from killing Ra's, as up until that point, no one knew that Power Rings could be used to kill.



* TomatoInTheMirror: This ensues with Red Inferno and Red Torpedo. The former accepted herself as a robot and still goes by her name as Danette Reilly, while the latter tried to [[IJustWantToBeNormal resume his human life of James Lockhart]] and to the point of wanting to remove his water control system.
** OL discovers that James Harper is one, directly referring the term.
--> '''Paul:''' You're a tomato. You're a tomato. Of course, why not?

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* TomatoInTheMirror: TomatoInTheMirror:
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This ensues with Red Inferno and Red Torpedo. The former accepted herself as a robot and still goes by her name as Danette Reilly, while the latter tried to [[IJustWantToBeNormal resume his human life of James Lockhart]] and to the point of wanting to remove his water control system.
** OL discovers that James Harper is one, directly referring to the term.
--> ---> '''Paul:''' You're a tomato. You're a tomato. Of course, why not?



** OL doesn't have any documentation due the fact he comes from another dimension. The League try to provide him with some when they attempt enroll him in high school, but he refuses and makes a point of erasing all traces of it. He is noted to not even have a passport.
** OL finally averts with when he's given Themysciran citizenship and diplomatic passport.

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** OL doesn't have any documentation due to the fact he comes from another dimension. The League try to provide him with some when they attempt to enroll him in high school, but he refuses and makes a point of erasing all traces of it. He is noted to not even have a passport.
** OL finally averts with this when he's given Themysciran citizenship and diplomatic passport.



** J'arrkn's co-worker points out that M'gann is technically an illegal immigrant that's only there [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections due to her connections to Manhunter.]]
** J'onn J'arrkn's arc is an aversion of this: the Department of Homeland Security is trying to deport him back to Mars and needs the help of the Team to make it stick.

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** J'arrkn's J'aarkn's co-worker points out that M'gann is technically an illegal immigrant that's only there [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections due to her connections to Manhunter.]]
** J'onn J'arrkn's J'aarkn's arc is an aversion of this: the Department of Homeland Security is trying to deport him back to Mars and needs the help of the Team to make it stick.



* TheUnmasquedWorld: Despite the fact that places like Atlantis and heroes like Doctor Fate were around, very few people believed in magic. Then Klarion became responsible for hundreds of thousands of death and they couldn't ignore it.

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Despite the fact that places like Atlantis and heroes like Doctor Fate were around, very few people believed in magic. Then Klarion became responsible for hundreds of thousands of death and they couldn't ignore it.



** Transmuting a suit of Nth metal armor, which nearly took out Mount Justice.
** Gave storage cases of fruits and vegetables to the Amazons. Though this one was actually appreciated.

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** Transmuting Transmute a suit of Nth metal armor, which nearly took out Mount Justice.
** Gave Give storage cases of fruits and vegetables to the Amazons. Though this one was actually appreciated.



* VillainsActHeroesReact: One of Orange Lantern's biggest complaint about the Justice League is that they're not proactive when it comes to threats or innovation. Often they just wait for the threat to make itself known and let a lot of SchizoTech collect dust in warehouses. OL seeks to avert this, often by disabling the supervillain permanently, but also by stimulating innovation, reverse-engineering supervillain technology, and increasing awareness of other resources for the world (such as magic, or that there are whole nations that don't receive nearly the attention they want or deserve).

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One of Orange Lantern's biggest complaint about the Justice League is that they're not proactive when it comes to threats or innovation. Often they just wait for the threat to make itself known and let a lot of SchizoTech collect dust in warehouses. OL seeks to avert this, often by disabling the supervillain permanently, but also by stimulating innovation, reverse-engineering supervillain technology, and increasing awareness of other resources for the world (such as magic, or that there are whole nations that don't receive nearly the attention they want or deserve).



* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler:Paulphidian]] breaks down when Father Mattias deconstructs their motives for releasing the Ophidian and merging with it. They recollect themselves when Father Mattias makes the mistake of telling the Embodiment of Avarice, "that they don't want this."

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[[spoiler:Paulphidian]] breaks down when Father Mattias deconstructs their motives for releasing the Ophidian and merging with it. They recollect themselves when Father Mattias makes the mistake of telling the Embodiment of Avarice, "that they don't want this."



* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Prince Orm was this as he often served as Regent for his brother, Aquaman while the latter was on the surface world. So it was extremely devastating for Atlantis to find out that he's Ocean Master, a racist extremist supervillain when he's arrested by the Team.

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Prince Orm was this as he often served as Regent for his brother, Aquaman while the latter was on the surface world. So it was extremely devastating for Atlantis to find out that he's Ocean Master, a racist extremist supervillain when he's arrested by the Team.



* WakeUpGoToSchoolSaveTheWorld: Averted, Donna Troy gives up superheroing for a year to focus on her senior year at high school.

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Averted, Donna Troy gives up superheroing for a year to focus on her senior year at high school.



* WhamLine: When OL learns just why Abra Kadabra, who is from the future, was frightened nearly to death upon meeting him: ring-users taking everyone over in the future...
--> '''Orange Lantern:''' Yes, Black Lanterns can be a bit of a handful, can't they?\\

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* WhamLine: WhamLine:
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When OL learns just why Abra Kadabra, who is from the future, was frightened nearly to death upon meeting him: ring-users taking everyone over in the future...
--> ---> '''Orange Lantern:''' Yes, Black Lanterns can be a bit of a handful, can't they?\\



* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: Robot-Man, a man who's only human component is brain was denied his humanity in Supreme Court ruling, meaning any robot regardless of how intelligent they are, are not legally people. Which is a problem to people like Red Tornado or Firebrand.

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Robot-Man, a man who's whose only human component is brain his brain, was denied his humanity in a Supreme Court ruling, meaning any robot all robots regardless of how intelligent they are, are not legally people. Which is a problem to people like Red Tornado or Firebrand.



** The G-Gnomes despite being a telepathic and intelligent species are treated as no better than animals by Cadmus. Dubblilex can't defend them because Cadmus owns them and he was no one to turn to.
** Paragon!OL is attempting to fix by making a deal with Lex Luthor: OL will help him salvage Cadmus in exchange for Lex fighting for the rights of the Genomorphs, which would likely overturn the Supreme Court Ruling.

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** The G-Gnomes despite being a telepathic and intelligent species are treated as no better than animals by Cadmus. Dubblilex Dubbilex can't defend them because Cadmus owns them and he was no one to turn to.
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* WhatTheHellHero: OL calls out Hal Jordan for never giving Abin Sur's family any condolences for his death.
** Kon is furious when he finds out that OL knew that Lex Luthor was his father the whole time and never told him.

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OL calls out Hal Jordan for never giving Abin Sur's family any condolences for his death.
** Kon is furious when he finds out that OL knew that Lex Luthor was his father 'father' the whole time and never told him.



* WorfHadTheFlu: When Red Torpedo and Red Inferno hold the team hostage, OL couldn't do anything to break out because they deliberately attacked when he had taken off his ring (to use the bathroom).

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When Red Torpedo and Red Inferno hold the team hostage, OL couldn't do anything to break out because they deliberately attacked when he had taken off his ring (to use the bathroom).



* WoundThatWillNotHeal: Klarion's chaos magic continued to inflict damage on Paul’s body because Paul had zero natural resistance to magic at the time. It goes away after Cornwall Boy thoroughly cleans the lingering magic.

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* WoundThatWillNotHeal: WoundThatWillNotHeal:
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Klarion's chaos magic continued to inflict damage on Paul’s body because Paul had zero natural resistance to magic at the time. It goes away after Cornwall Boy thoroughly cleans the lingering magic.


** [[spoiler:Nabu's actions are not excused as a necessary evil; he is fully portrayed as villainous and needing to be stopped. It's very telling that in the Crime Syndicate MirrorUniverse, where all the heroes are villains, his counterpart Doctor Chaos is a good guy.]]

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** [[spoiler:Nabu's actions are not excused as a necessary evil; he is fully portrayed as villainous and needing to be stopped. It's very telling that in the Crime Syndicate MirrorUniverse, where all the heroes are villains, his counterpart Doctor Chaos is a good guy.]]



** Paragon!OL goes to Cornwall Boy to get his magic-inflicted wounds healed because Cornwall Boy was the closest thing to a magic healer.

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** Paragon!OL goes to Cornwall Boy to get his magic-inflicted wounds healed because Cornwall Boy was the closest thing he could get to a magic healer.


[[folder: N - P]]

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[[folder: N - P]]Q]]


* MushroomSamba: No less than seven times; thrice from magic, once from the above drugged lipstick, once from magical LSD (yes, that's counted as seperate from the other three magical sambas), once from believing he was dreaming, and a mild samba ensued once from a mild concussion. He has done this so many times, the MushroomSamba state occurring during a mission is more of a rule than an exception.

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* MushroomSamba: No less than seven times; thrice from magic, once from the above drugged lipstick, once from magical LSD (yes, that's counted as seperate separate from the other three magical sambas), once from believing he was dreaming, and a mild samba ensued once from a mild concussion. He has done this so many times, the MushroomSamba state occurring during a mission is more of a rule than an exception.



* NarniaTime: Things like visiting the Honden of Avarice, deep-scanning his surroundings, and communicating with a soul trapped inside a Fear Elemental objectively take much more time then Paul would estimate.

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* NarniaTime: Things like visiting the Honden of Avarice, deep-scanning his surroundings, and communicating with a soul trapped inside a Fear Elemental objectively take much more time then than Paul would estimate.



* {{Necromancer}}: Thana of the Amazons, though she mentions explicitly that she can't create TheUndead. She can merely speak to them and, should the Old City be attacked, Lord Hades would call upon her fallen sisters to aid her. She can also commune with the other Death Gods, but she mentioned that the Silver City guards its flock jealously.

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* {{Necromancer}}: {{Necromancer}}:
**
Thana of the Amazons, though she mentions explicitly that she can't create TheUndead. She can merely speak to them and, should the Old City be attacked, Lord Hades would call upon her fallen sisters to aid her. She can also commune with the other Death Gods, but she mentioned that the Silver City guards its flock jealously.



** When M'gann accidentally traps the teams in a training simulation. Martian Manhunter has to shock M'gann to end it. He kills M'gann to end the simulation...right in front of the [[SymbioticPossession Ophidian-infused Paul]]. Watching M'gann die in front of him after he already failed to save his friends, traumatizes him and causes [[spoiler: Paul and the Ophidian's minds to [[FusionDance fuse]].]]
** OL makes sure that Martian Martian knows that the training simulation was all Martian Manhunter's fault since he didn't take OL's concerns about simulation's safety or the effect OL's powers would have on it, giving them such a dangerous scenario in the first place when the Team had never used it and failing to make sure how M'gann would react to it and failing to keep track off her strength. As a result, OL forces Martian Manhunter to resign as M'gann's telepathy teacher and reassigns her Brainwave II.

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** When M'gann accidentally traps the teams in a training simulation. Martian Manhunter has to shock M'gann to end it. He kills M'gann to end the simulation...right in front of the [[SymbioticPossession Ophidian-infused Paul]]. Watching M'gann die in front of him him, after he already failed to save his friends, traumatizes him and causes [[spoiler: Paul and the Ophidian's minds to [[FusionDance fuse]].]]
** OL makes sure that Martian Miss Martian knows that the training simulation was all Martian Manhunter's fault since he didn't take OL's concerns about simulation's safety or the effect OL's powers would have on it, giving them such a dangerous scenario in the first place when the Team had never used it and failing to make sure how M'gann would react to it and failing to keep track off her strength. As a result, OL forces Martian Manhunter to resign as M'gann's telepathy teacher and reassigns her Brainwave II.



* NoMereWindmill: Senator Henry Knight is dismissed by the public and made a laughingstock when he made an [[CriticalResearchFailure ill-informed]] bid to make a law [[BanOnMagic banning magic]] after Orange Lantern mocks him in an interview informing the public on the events in ''Displaced''. But Senator Knight was acting in response to an event caused by evil magicians '''that killed thousands of children''' when no politician dared to touch the topic.

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* NoMereWindmill: NoMereWindmill:
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Senator Henry Knight is dismissed by the public and made a laughingstock when he made an [[CriticalResearchFailure ill-informed]] bid to make a law [[BanOnMagic banning magic]] after Orange Lantern mocks him in an interview informing the public on the events in ''Displaced''. But Senator Knight was acting in response to an event caused by evil magicians '''that killed thousands of children''' when no politician dared to touch the topic.



* NoodleIncident: [[spoiler:At some point in the future, the Orange Lantern Corps are responsible for an event so horrible, so nightmarish, that Abra Kadabra ''specifically'' checked for signs of them before time-traveling, and just the sight of Orange Lantern caused him to start ''[[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes gibbering in terror]]''.]]

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* NoodleIncident: NoodleIncident:
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[[spoiler:At some point in the future, the Orange Lantern Corps are responsible for an event so horrible, so nightmarish, that Abra Kadabra ''specifically'' checked for signs of them before time-traveling, and just the sight of Orange Lantern caused him to start ''[[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes gibbering in terror]]''.]]



* NotSoSimilar: Paul to Truggs. Both are outsiders seeking to change the world for the better and use fantastical methods of doing so. However Paul is working with the heroes as InternalReformist and does it because GoodFeelsGood while Truggs does it out of a sense of entitlement and resorts to villainy because VillainsActHeroesReact.

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* NotSoSimilar: NotSoSimilar:
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Paul to Truggs. Both are outsiders seeking to change the world for the better and use fantastical methods of doing so. However Paul is working with the heroes as InternalReformist and does it because GoodFeelsGood while Truggs does it out of a sense of entitlement and resorts to villainy because VillainsActHeroesReact.



* OhCrap: This is OL's reaction to Bane's [[MacrossMissileMassacre chosen method of attack]] on a peace conference.
** Paul gets this ''big time'' when he learns that the man who will be teaching him about ringslinging (Guy Gardner) ''really likes'' Lantern Kilowog, who is not only Guy's friend, but also the one who taught Guy everything he knows... and whom Paul had previously described as "A muscle brained idiot."; and Guy knows that Paul said this.

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* OhCrap: OhCrap:
**
This is OL's reaction to Bane's [[MacrossMissileMassacre chosen method of attack]] on a peace conference.
** Paul gets this ''big time'' when he learns that the man who will be teaching him about ringslinging (Guy Gardner) ''really likes'' Lantern Kilowog, who is not only Guy's friend, but also the one who taught Guy everything he knows... and whom Paul had previously described as "A muscle brained idiot."; idiot"; and Guy knows that Paul said this.



** Paul gets on when [[spoiler:Karrien Excalibris, the Archangel of War]], declares that he is here to execute him and all who stand with him.
* OlderThanTheyLook: OL has, thanks to the ring, obtained a "perfect" body (or rather, the "most perfect form of 'me'"), as-per his desires. Unfortunately, this makes him look much younger then he is, causing people to think he's a teenager instead of an adult. He doesn't find this out until much later, much to his horror.

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** Paul gets on when [[spoiler:Karrien Excalibris, the Archangel of War]], War,]] declares that he is here to execute him and all who stand with him.
* OlderThanTheyLook: OL has, thanks to the ring, obtained a "perfect" body (or rather, the "most perfect form of 'me'"), as-per his desires. Unfortunately, this makes him look much younger then than he is, causing people to think he's a teenager instead of an adult. He doesn't find this out until much later, much to his horror.



* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: When Paul stops taking his ring off to meditate and starts getting more and more violently protective after the attack on the base by Red Torpedo and Red Inferno, Diana and Guy figure out that something is wrong and stage an intervention to let him know that he was being [[GlowingEyesOfDoom influenced by the]] [[OhCrap Orange Light]].

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* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: OOCIsSeriousBusiness:
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When Paul stops taking his ring off to meditate and starts getting more and more violently protective after the attack on the base by Red Torpedo and Red Inferno, Diana and Guy figure out that something is wrong and stage an intervention to let him know that he was being [[GlowingEyesOfDoom influenced by the]] [[OhCrap Orange Light]].



* PoorCommunicationKills: Averted, when OL learns of his weakness to magic he immediately informs Kaldur to not endanger himself on the mission.

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* PoorCommunicationKills: Averted, PoorCommunicationKills:
** Averted;
when OL learns of his weakness to magic he immediately informs Kaldur to Kaldur, so as not to endanger himself on the mission.



* ThePowerOfRock: The team help exorcise Paul singing the song "Invite Them In".
* PsychoactivePowers: In general, since his constructs' strength are determined by avarice, he has difficulty making strong constructs in situations where he lacks strong desire. In effect, this means that a shield over a random stranger is not going to be nearly as strong as a shield over a friend, and making a construct strong enough to harm a random villain he doesn't want to fight is basically impossible.
** Also since the ring is powered by greed, he can't use any other emotion. He can't call upon his ring when he's afraid. He can't help or heal people when he's feeling too compassionate.
* PullingTheThread: OL hazes Artemis in her introduction by poking holes in her cover story. All he does is ask her, as an Arrow how does she think of his chili.

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* ThePowerOfRock: The team help exorcise Paul by singing the song "Invite Them In".
* PsychoactivePowers: In general, since his constructs' strength are is determined by avarice, he Paul has difficulty making strong constructs in situations where he lacks strong desire. In effect, this means that a shield over a random stranger is not going to be nearly as strong as a shield over a friend, and making a construct strong enough to harm a random villain he doesn't want to fight is basically impossible.
** Also since the ring is powered by greed, he can't use any other emotion. He can't call upon his ring when he's afraid. He can't help or heal people when he's feeling too compassionate.
compassionate. [[spoiler: Until he achieves enlightenment.]]
* PullingTheThread: OL hazes Artemis in her introduction by poking holes in her cover story. All he does is ask her, as an Arrow how does Arrow, what she think thinks of his chili.



* {{Qurac}}: Kahndaq. OL describes it as 'Saddam's Iraq, without his noble self restraint and fair-mindedness' and is ruled by PresidentForlife Asim Muhunnad, who is condemned at international conventions and the country gets repeatedly sanctioned.

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* {{Qurac}}: {{Qurac}}:
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Kahndaq. OL describes it as 'Saddam's Iraq, without his noble self restraint and fair-mindedness' and is it's ruled by PresidentForlife Asim Muhunnad, who is condemned at international conventions and the country gets repeatedly sanctioned.


* FantasticRacism: The social system of Mars is a rigidly enforced caste system, with Red Martians as the aristocracy, Greens as the middle class, and Whites as the underclass. Whites are treated pretty poorly, about as badly as the Untouchables in India. This system is not natural but the result of the Guardians tampering with the original Martian species, the violent Burning Martians.
** It's interesting to note that there's a good deal of tension between Green and White martians, especially after they begin contact with Earth. However, there is NEVER any question about the Reds being in charge; both Whites and Greens unquestionably see them as their natural leaders.

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* FantasticRacism: FantasticRacism:
**
The social system of Mars is a rigidly enforced caste system, with Red Martians as the aristocracy, Greens as the middle class, and Whites as the underclass. Whites are treated pretty poorly, about as badly as the Untouchables in India. This system is not natural but the result of the Guardians tampering with the original Martian species, the violent Burning Martians.
**
Martians. It's interesting to note that there's a good deal of tension between Green and White martians, especially after they begin contact with Earth. However, Earth, but there is NEVER never any question about the Reds being in charge; both Whites and Greens unquestionably see them as their natural leaders.leaders.
** The caste system violently breaks down in the Renegade timeline and is inverted, with White Martians sometimes tolerating Greens but hunting and violently persecuting Reds.



* FixFic: The story tries to fix or address the problematic aspects of canon.
** For example, due to the team's increased acceptance of M'gann's telepathy, OL had Superboy checked for telepathic suggestions or mental triggers. OL even chides Batman for their lack of follow-up.

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* FixFic: The story tries to fix or address the problematic aspects of canon.
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canon. For example, due to the team's increased acceptance of M'gann's telepathy, OL had Superboy checked for telepathic suggestions or mental triggers. OL even chides Batman for their lack of follow-up.



* ForWantOfANail: The Renegade sections. In them, OL takes choices that, normally, in the main fic he would have never made. Such as turning Sportsmaster into a construct and using the Venom-Blockbuster on himself.

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* ForWantOfANail: The Renegade sections. In them, OL takes choices that, normally, in the main fic he would have never made. made.
**
Such as turning Sportsmaster into a construct and using the Venom-Blockbuster on himself.



* FunctionalMagic: There are a number of different magics in the setting that OL wants to make public. One of his first major projects is Dolmen Gates, magical constructs that create instant transportation between two points. He's currently offering them to London as a trial run.

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* FunctionalMagic: There are a number of different magics in the setting that OL wants to make public. public.
**
One of his first major projects is Dolmen Gates, magical constructs that create instant transportation between two points. He's currently offering them to London as a trial run.



* GodGuise: Renegade!OL is mistaken for a god by the Forever People.
** To be fair, the reasons for this are that the Orange Light "feels" Apokoliptian, and in the Renegade Omakes he physically resembles Grayven, one of Darkseid's sons.

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* GodGuise: Renegade!OL is mistaken for a god by the Forever People.
**
People. To be fair, the reasons for this are that the Orange Light "feels" Apokoliptian, and in due to the effects of Venom Buster, the Renegade Omakes he physically resembles Grayven, one of Darkseid's sons.



* GodzillaThreshold: When Earth is falling to an alien invasion with the Justice League and some of their friends dead. OL gets desperate, so desperate that he wanted power more than he wanted to remain himself, which he gets [[spoiler:by summoning the [[PhysicalGod Ophidian]].]]
** OL tells Martian Manhunter, it could have been worse: he has the Grimorium Verum, a guide book for '''extremely powerful''' demons, which he would have used to summon an actual demon if the [[spoiler:Ophidian]] had fallen through.

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* GodzillaThreshold: GodzillaThreshold:
**
When Earth is falling to an alien invasion with the Justice League and some of their friends dead. OL gets desperate, so desperate that he wanted power more than he wanted to remain himself, which he gets [[spoiler:by summoning the [[PhysicalGod Ophidian]].]]
** OL tells Martian Manhunter, it could have been worse: he has the Grimorium Verum, a guide book for '''extremely powerful''' demons, which he would have used to summon an actual demon if [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:Ophidian]] Ophidian]] had fallen through.



* GrandTheftMe: Nabu forces Zatara to wear him so Nabu would possess Zatara's body in exchange for [[SadisticChoice releasing Zatanna.]] Whether Nabu keeps it depends on the timeline.

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* GrandTheftMe: GrandTheftMe:
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Nabu forces Zatara to wear him so Nabu would possess Zatara's body in exchange for [[SadisticChoice releasing Zatanna.]] Whether Nabu keeps it depends on the timeline.



* HeelFaceTurn: OL goes out of his way to make this happen with supervillains who aren't insane and can put their abilities to much better use if they got proper help instead of being treated like garbage. So far, he's successfully reformed the Terror Twins (by showing them legitimate ways to use their SuperStrength and putting them in contact with other Danner enhanciles), Abra Kadabra (whose main wish is to learn real magic, which OL helps him get started with), and possibly Captain Cold (by helping him get credit for his cold gun invention).

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* HeelFaceTurn: HeelFaceTurn:
**
OL goes out of his way to make this happen with supervillains who aren't insane and can put their abilities to much better use if they got proper help instead of being treated like garbage. So far, he's successfully reformed the Terror Twins (by showing them legitimate ways to use their SuperStrength and putting them in contact with other Danner enhanciles), Abra Kadabra (whose main wish is to learn real magic, which OL helps him get started with), and possibly Captain Cold (by helping him get credit for his cold gun invention).



* IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight: While fighting Black Adam, OL implores Teth Adom to resist his bondage and fight back to prove the wizard Shazam wrong.

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* IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight: IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight:
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While fighting Black Adam, OL implores Teth Adom to resist his bondage and fight back to prove the wizard Shazam wrong.



* IllKillYou: When the Team believed Robin to have died, Wally slips into this trope.

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* IllKillYou: IllKillYou:
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When the Team believed believes Robin to have died, Wally slips into this trope.



* InferredHolocaust: Utterly averted with the he events of "Misplaced". In Gotham, OL finds a bridge on fire and many children injured or '''dead''' due to the adults driving their cars disappearing. OL states that the situation will get worse because there are many children without caregivers and many that might die of exposure. By the end of the incident, the official count is somewhere around ''eight hundred thousand'' [[WouldHurtAChild children.]]

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* InferredHolocaust: Utterly averted with the he events of "Misplaced". In Gotham, OL finds a bridge on fire and many children injured or '''dead''' due to the adults driving their cars disappearing. OL states that the situation will get worse because there are many children without caregivers and many that might die of exposure. By the end of the incident, the official count is somewhere around ''eight hundred thousand'' [[WouldHurtAChild children.]]



* ImmortalProcreationClause: Zigzagged for Themyscira. While the Amazons are immortal as long they remain on the island they can still procreate if they wanted to, but since they want nothing to do with men, they won't. Practically speaking, the island does have a limited amount of arable land as well as living space, though this hasn't been an issue for as long as anyone can remember. Socially, this is enforced as some parts believe the desire for motherhood is a mental and moral weakness. To the point that Hippolyta was almost overthrown when she had Diana due to how much controversy it caused, though there were examples of Amazons who did crack mentally due to a desire for motherhood. And then Orange Lantern came along, revealing that the Ring can combine the DNA of two females, allowing the Amazons to breed without men, allowing for the first time in thousands of years that natural birth can happen on the island.
** Paul points out that this trope is nearly disastrous for a warrior society like the Amazons, since there have only been six new people who live on the island in the past century, which is far outstripped by those who died in the past thousand years, subtly pointing out that like it or not, the Amazons are very slowly dying out.

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* ImmortalProcreationClause: Zigzagged for Themyscira. While the Amazons are immortal as long they remain on the island they can still procreate if they wanted to, but since they want nothing to do with men, they won't. Practically speaking, the island does have a limited amount of arable land as well as living space, though this hasn't been an issue for as long as anyone can remember. Socially, this is enforced as some parts believe the desire for motherhood is a mental and moral weakness. To the point that Hippolyta was almost overthrown when she had Diana due to how much controversy it caused, though there were examples of Amazons who did crack mentally due to a desire for motherhood. And then Orange Lantern came along, revealing that the Ring can combine the DNA of two females, allowing the Amazons to breed without men, allowing for the first time in thousands of years that natural birth can happen on the island. \n** Paul points out that this trope is nearly disastrous for a warrior society like the Amazons, since there have only been six new people who live on the island in the past century, which is far outstripped by those who died in the past thousand years, subtly pointing out that like it or not, the Amazons are very slowly dying out.



* InterspeciesRomance: Ferdinand the minotaur chef at the Themysciran Embassy has a relationship with Leslie Anderson.

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* InterspeciesRomance: InterspeciesRomance:
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Ferdinand the minotaur chef at the Themysciran Embassy has a relationship with Leslie Anderson.



* InUniverseNickname: OL calls the Guardians "Bobbleheads", the Green Lanterns "Greenies" and Artemis' bow "a pointy stick launcher".

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* InUniverseNickname: InUniverseNickname:
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OL calls the Guardians "Bobbleheads", the Green Lanterns "Greenies" and Artemis' bow "a pointy a "pointy stick launcher".



* IstanbulNotConstantinople: As in canon, being a DC Universe, several countries have different names, even when supervillains aren't involved, such as North and South Rhelasia instead of Korea.

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* IstanbulNotConstantinople: IstanbulNotConstantinople:
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As in canon, being a DC Universe, several countries have different names, even when supervillains aren't involved, such as North and South Rhelasia instead of Korea.



* [[KillTheGod Kill The Lord of Chaos and The Lord of Order]]: [[spoiler:Lord Kilderkin of Order will consider setting Giovanni Zatara free from Nabu if Paul, Zatanna, and John Constantine kill Klarion. Paul figures that if he has to kill one Lord of Entropy, he may as well kill the other too.]]

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* [[KillTheGod Kill The Lord of Chaos and The Lord of Order]]: Order]]:
**
[[spoiler:Lord Kilderkin of Order will consider setting Giovanni Zatara free from Nabu if Paul, Zatanna, and John Constantine kill Klarion. Paul figures that if he has to kill one Lord of Entropy, he may as well kill the other too.]]



* LampshadeHanging: When asked why she has Wildebeasts- which are native to Africa- in the wildlife preserve (which is in the local equivalent of Iraq)- Marie Logan starts to explain, only for the author to end the section there.
** It is later explained in full a few chapters later.
* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: When OL uses his powers or shows great avarice, his text turns orange. When others or himself show great feelings of any of the other colors of the emotional spectrum, their text also turns that color [[note]]Red, Rage. Orange, Avarice (this one shows up a lot for fairly obvious reasons). Yellow, Fear. Green, Will. Blue, Hope. Indigo, Compassion. Violet, Love[[/note]]. When they're ''overwhelmed'' by the emotion, the punctuation changes color too. When angels speak on behalf of the Silver City, they get chapter and verse numbering on each paragraph - but if they [[FallenAngel fall]], that goes away. In addition, when OL is under the effects of a drug trip or magic, the font of the text changes.

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* LampshadeHanging: When asked why she has Wildebeasts- which are native to Africa- in the wildlife preserve (which is in the local equivalent of Iraq)- Marie Logan starts to explain, only for the author to end the section there.
** It
there. [[note]]It is later explained in full a few chapters later.
later.[[/note]]
* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: LeaningOnTheFourthWall:
**
When OL uses his powers or shows great avarice, his text turns orange. When others or himself show great feelings of any of the other colors of the emotional spectrum, their text also turns that color [[note]]Red, Rage. Orange, Avarice (this one shows up a lot for fairly obvious reasons). Yellow, Fear. Green, Will. Blue, Hope. Indigo, Compassion. Violet, Love[[/note]]. When they're ''overwhelmed'' by the emotion, the punctuation changes color too. When angels speak on behalf of the Silver City, they get chapter and verse numbering on each paragraph - but if they [[FallenAngel fall]], that goes away. In addition, when OL is under the effects of a drug trip or magic, the font of the text changes.



* LikeASonToMe: OL is like a grandson to Alan Scott.

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* LikeASonToMe: LikeASonToMe:
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OL is like a grandson to Alan Scott.



* TheMatchmaker: Grayven ends up playing one to Maxima, by pointing out the flaw in her methods for finding a mate. Since she wants someone to rule by her side, she'd need someome who complements her abilities rather than just having the same ones. She also forgot to take into account that any children would have to be grown in a lab, since she wouldnt be able to reproduce with another species. In the end, she decides to marry her advisor back on her home planet, because she's already a capable strategist and civil planner.
** Among the telepathic males Grayven shows her is Manchester Black (not a good leader and doesnt like kids), Brainwave Jr (too old), and Dr Psycho (a stunted, ugly psychopath)
* MemoryGambit: When transferring Psimon for his trial in Qurac, Orange Lantern and Miss Martian wanted to find out why Psimon wanted to go be extradited and go to Belle Reve when he had no ties in the U.S. Miss Martian and Orange Lantern had their memories erased and gave Firebrand a memory trigger so they wouldn't trigger any suspicion from Psimon.

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* TheMatchmaker: Grayven ends up playing one to Maxima, by pointing out the flaw in her methods for finding a mate. Since she wants someone to rule by her side, she'd need someome who complements her abilities rather than just having the same ones. She also forgot to take into account that any children would have to be grown in a lab, since she wouldnt be able to reproduce with another species. In the end, she decides to marry her advisor back on her home planet, because she's already a capable strategist and civil planner.
**
planner. Among the telepathic males Grayven shows her is are Manchester Black (not a good leader and doesnt doesn't like kids), Brainwave Jr (too old), and Dr Psycho (a stunted, ugly psychopath)
psychopath).
* MemoryGambit: When transferring Psimon for his trial in Qurac, Orange Lantern and Miss Martian wanted want to find out why Psimon wanted to go be extradited and go to Belle Reve when he had has no ties in the U.S. Miss Martian and Orange Lantern had suppresses both their memories erased and gave gives Firebrand a memory trigger trigger, so they wouldn't won't trigger any suspicion from Psimon.



* MoodWhiplash: Paul having a fun time at dinner with Artemis and Paula is interspersed with the utter disaster that was the scenario with his friends dying and OL becoming more desperate.

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* MoodWhiplash: MoodWhiplash:
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Paul having a fun time at dinner with Artemis and Paula is interspersed with the utter disaster that was the scenario with his friends dying and OL becoming more desperate.



* MuggingTheMonster: Invoked by OL during his trip to Gotham, with his power ring it doesn't matter if his presence provokes some gang-bangers. Sure enough, the gang-bangers try picking a fight with him. They immediately back off when one of them notices OL's [[GlowingEyesOfDoom eyes]] and practically fill their pants when OL shows off a little bit.
* TheMultiverse: Directly showcased in this story are a MirrorUniverse (inhabits Blue Lantern!SI) and two universes for “Paragon” and “Renegade” walkthroughs.
* MundaneUtility: The Sword of Beowulf, a powerful magical sword capable of launching blasts of magic, wielded only by those of pure heart... and Cornwall Boy is capable of using it as a recharger for his power, since if anyone who ''isn't'' pure (read: most people) attempts to pull the sword from its scabbard, it throws a powerful pulse of magic at them. Considering his power works by ''[[MagicEater absorbing]]'' magical energy...

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* MuggingTheMonster: Invoked by OL during his trip to Gotham, Gotham; with his power ring it doesn't matter if his presence provokes some gang-bangers. Sure enough, the gang-bangers try picking a fight with him. They immediately back off when one of them notices OL's [[GlowingEyesOfDoom eyes]] eyes]], and practically fill their pants when OL shows off a little bit.
* TheMultiverse: Directly showcased in this story are a MirrorUniverse (inhabits (inhabited by a Blue Lantern!SI) and two universes for “Paragon” and “Renegade” walkthroughs.
* MundaneUtility: MundaneUtility:
**
The Sword of Beowulf, a powerful magical sword capable of launching blasts of magic, wielded only by those of pure heart... and Cornwall Boy is capable of using it as a recharger for his power, since if anyone who ''isn't'' pure (read: most people) attempts to pull the sword from its scabbard, it throws a powerful pulse of magic at them. Considering his power works by ''[[MagicEater absorbing]]'' magical energy...



* MythologyGag: In this world, ''Street Sharks'' out-competed the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and are now the dominant "Mutant-man-like-teenage-good-guy-cartoon-franchise" for kids... because in this universe, Greg Weisman was the one who made one of the reboots and is credited for its massive success. In our universe, Greg Weisman (in addition to other shows) created ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'', which this fic is based on.

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* MythologyGag: MythologyGag:
**
In this world, ''Street Sharks'' out-competed the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and are now the dominant "Mutant-man-like-teenage-good-guy-cartoon-franchise" for kids... because in this universe, Greg Weisman was the one who made one of the reboots and is credited for its massive success. In our universe, Greg Weisman (in addition to other shows) created ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'', which this fic is based on.


** Destroying Johnny’s mask caused the laws of nature to start going haywire in his immediate surroundings. Because of this several Amazons who were too close to him had their bodies warped and mixed with objects of close proximity (e.g. one Amazon’s hand got stuck inside and mixed with a part of a wall, another’s face got mixed with a mirror she was holding, giving her skin reflective properties).

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** Destroying Johnny’s mask caused the laws of nature to start going haywire in his immediate surroundings. Because of this this, several Amazons who were too close to him had their bodies warped and mixed with objects of close proximity (e.g. one Amazon’s hand got stuck inside and mixed with a part of a wall, another’s face got mixed with a mirror she was holding, giving her skin reflective properties).



* DatingCatwoman: Double Subversion. Renegade!OL invoked the trope to cover up that Cheshire was his informant and [[ReverseMole mole]] for the League of Shadows. He later admits that he does desire her romantically after he keeps seeing her despite her no longer being useful as a spy. [[spoiler:Cheshire and Renegade!OL nearly become engaged.]]

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* DatingCatwoman: DatingCatwoman:
**
Double Subversion. Renegade!OL invoked the trope to cover up that Cheshire was his informant and [[ReverseMole mole]] for the League of Shadows. He later admits that he does desire her romantically after he keeps seeing her despite her no longer being useful as a spy. [[spoiler:Cheshire and Renegade!OL nearly become engaged.]]



** Holly later tries to set up Selina and Paul since they're both single. Averted, since she (wrongly) thinks he's too young for her.

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** Holly later tries to set up Selina and Paul since they're both single. Averted, since she Selina (wrongly) thinks he's too young for her.



* DemonicPossession: How everyone views [[spoiler:the Ophidian's possession of Paul]] to the point of getting an exorcist. The exorcist notes that [[spoiler:the Ophidian]] is not a demon and needs different methods to be driven out.

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* DemonicPossession: DemonicPossession:
**
How everyone views [[spoiler:the Ophidian's possession of Paul]] to the point of getting an exorcist. The exorcist notes that [[spoiler:the Ophidian]] is not a demon and needs different methods to be driven out.



* DiplomaticImpunity: Following the Injustice League fiasco, diplomatic immunity is what saves Count Vertigo from getting incarcerated right away. OL is extremely peeved about this and does not hold back at all about how stupid it is. Renegade goes further, starting a publicity campaign to hound and harass the bureaucrats who let it happen, leading at least one of them to commit suicide.

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* DiplomaticImpunity: DiplomaticImpunity:
**
Following the Injustice League fiasco, diplomatic immunity is what saves Count Vertigo from getting incarcerated right away. OL is extremely peeved about this and does not hold back at all about how stupid it is. Renegade goes further, starting a publicity campaign to hound and harass the bureaucrats who let it happen, leading at least one of them to commit suicide.suicide.
** Paul eventually decides that he may as well throw his own weight around with his Themysciran diplomatic passport, using it to avoid prosecution for things like [[spoiler:stealing Kraft's business plans, to prove that they're lying about what they'll do to Cadbury's after they buy it out]].



** Holly notices Artemis' trim taut and terrific physique during morning exercise. Holly's girlfriend notices her noticing.



* DramaticIrony: OL shuts down Robin and Red Arrow's attempts to find the mole, pointing out that the claim came from a '''criminal''', a claim that was '''unsubstantiated''' after they did multiple background checks and tests for mind-control. The only one he didn't check was [[spoiler: Red Arrow, because he wasn't part of the team]].

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* DramaticIrony: DramaticIrony:
**
OL shuts down Robin and Red Arrow's attempts to find the mole, pointing out that the claim came from a '''criminal''', a claim that was '''unsubstantiated''' after they did multiple background checks and tests for mind-control. [[spoiler: The only one he didn't check was [[spoiler: Red Arrow, because he wasn't part of the team]].



** One of Zatara's stipulations to allow Zatanna to become a superhero is that she never associate with John Constantine. Guess who she works with in order to [[spoiler: bring Zatara back?]]

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** One of Zatara's stipulations to allow Zatanna to become a superhero is that she never associate with John Constantine. Guess who she works with in order to [[spoiler: bring Zatara back?]]back]]?



* EternalEnglish: Averted. Teth Adom had to be taught English and Kahndaqi Arabic by university students in exchange for teaching them ancient Kahndaqi.

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* EternalEnglish: Averted. Averted.
**
Teth Adom had to be taught English and Kahndaqi Arabic by university students in exchange for teaching them ancient Kahndaqi.



* EveryoneCanSeeIt: Everyone can see the chemistry between OL and Superboy, and everyone made jokes about it until Kon hooked up with M'gann. Conner's classmates asked if Paul and Conner were in an "alternative relationship".

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* EveryoneCanSeeIt: EveryoneCanSeeIt:
**
Everyone can see the chemistry between OL and Superboy, and everyone made jokes about it until Kon hooked up with M'gann. Conner's classmates asked if Paul and Conner were in an "alternative relationship".



* ExactWords: During Bane's assassination attempt, OL orders the ring to "Find the Missiles." He has to narrow the search parameters once it begins showing him the location of ''every rocket-based weapon in Asia.''

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* ExactWords: ExactWords:
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During Bane's assassination attempt, OL orders the ring to "Find the Missiles." He has to narrow the search parameters once it begins showing him the location of ''every rocket-based weapon in Asia.''



* EyeColourChange[=/=]GlowingEyesOfDoom: The Orange Lantern's eyes will occasionally glow orange, due to augmenting his vision with his ring.

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* EyeColourChange[=/=]GlowingEyesOfDoom: The Orange Lantern's EyeColourChange[=/=]GlowingEyesOfDoom:
** Paul's
eyes will occasionally glow orange, due to augmenting his vision with his ring.


* AchillesHeel: Initially, Orange Lantern (OL) has absolutely no ability to resist magic, meaning spells that others would shrug off were crippling to him. Chaos magic was even worse, as it could ignore his shields. Paragon!OL rectified this with a high-grade defensive magical amulet from Atlantis, but that only protects him from direct magical attacks, leaving magic-users one of his worst match-ups. [[spoiler:He grows out of it thanks to the Ophidian giving him a soul and lending her assistance with her resistance, though some skilled magicians can get around it.]] Renegade!OL overcomes this weakness by [[spoiler:becoming a New God]].

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* AchillesHeel: AchillesHeel:
**
Initially, Orange Lantern (OL) has absolutely no ability to resist magic, meaning spells that others would shrug off were crippling to him. Chaos magic was even worse, as it could ignore his shields. Paragon!OL rectified this with a high-grade defensive magical amulet from Atlantis, but that only protects him from direct magical attacks, leaving magic-users one of his worst match-ups. [[spoiler:He grows out of it thanks to the Ophidian giving him a soul and lending her assistance with her resistance, though some skilled magicians can get around it.]] Renegade!OL overcomes this weakness by [[spoiler:becoming a New God]].



* AccusationFic: Calls out the League on how they fumbled with Superboy: while Paul admits that Superman doesn't have to get involved, it doesn't excuse how no one bothered to check up on Superboy. OL had Miss Martian check his mind for implanted triggers and help integrate his psychically implanted knowledge. It's only through Orange Lantern, Miss Martian and Wonder Woman's efforts that Superboy isn't the maladjusted, angry mess that he was in canon.
** The League gets a massive call-out for their mishandling of the Cadmus investigation.

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* AccusationFic: AccusationFic:
**
Calls out the League on how they fumbled with Superboy: while Paul admits that Superman doesn't have to get involved, it doesn't excuse how no one bothered to check up on Superboy. OL had Miss Martian check his mind for implanted triggers and help integrate his psychically implanted knowledge. It's only through Orange Lantern, Miss Martian and Wonder Woman's efforts that Superboy isn't the maladjusted, angry mess that he was in canon.
** The League gets a another massive call-out for their mishandling of the Cadmus investigation.



* AdaptationalBadass: Following in Young Justice tradition, Onomatopoeia. In the comics, a guy with a gimmick. Here? A powerful magic user that uses onomatopoeia as the incantations for his spells.

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* AdaptationalBadass: AdaptationalBadass:
**
Following in Young Justice tradition, Onomatopoeia. In the comics, a guy with a gimmick. Here? A powerful magic user that uses onomatopoeia as the incantations for his spells.



* AdaptationalVillainy: [[spoiler:Nabu's actions are not excused as a necessary evil; he is fully portrayed as villainous and needing to be stopped. It's very telling that in the Crime Syndicate MirrorUniverse, where all the heroes are villains, his counterpart Doctor Chaos is a good guy.]]

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* AdaptationalVillainy: AdaptationalVillainy:
**
[[spoiler:Nabu's actions are not excused as a necessary evil; he is fully portrayed as villainous and needing to be stopped. It's very telling that in the Crime Syndicate MirrorUniverse, where all the heroes are villains, his counterpart Doctor Chaos is a good guy.]]



* AdultFear: [[spoiler:Robin's uncle, Rick, was healed from his comatose state thanks to Orange Lantern and woke up to discover that his nephew had become a vigilante. He's currently taking a "don't ask, don't tell" stance on the matter, since the last time he asked for details he only wound up losing sleep when thinking about it.]]

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* AdultFear: AdultFear:
**
[[spoiler:Robin's uncle, Rick, was healed from his comatose state thanks to Orange Lantern and woke up to discover that his nephew had become a vigilante. He's currently taking a "don't ask, don't tell" stance on the matter, since the last time he asked for details he only wound up losing sleep when thinking about it.]]



* AesopAmnesia: Paul learns that he needs to take off the ring and be himself to distance himself from the ring's influence when it started to negatively impact his mind after he was nearly killed in a home invasion. He stops an episode after when he gets caught off guard, though later text does imply that he kept up the practice.

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* AesopAmnesia: AesopAmnesia:
**
Paul learns that he needs to take off the ring and be himself to distance himself from the ring's influence when it started to negatively impact his mind after he was nearly killed in a home invasion. He stops an episode after when he gets caught off guard, though later text does imply that he kept up the practice.



* AlternateUniverse: Justified that OL is stranded in a universe where there are [[FantasyKitchenSink superheroes, magic, aliens, and etc.]]. Though there are interesting differences from our world (see DifferentWorldDifferentMovies): there is a Pope Pius XIII; UsefulNotes/RichardDawkins apparently doesn't exist or didn't became very important (likely because of the universe's aforementioned FantasyKitchenSink which makes Dawkins' outspoken skepticism totally irrelevant), and the [[TheWarOnTerror September 11 attacks]] never happened because the UsefulNotes/SovietInvasionOfAfghanistan was avoided. The 2008 global financial crisis was also averted [[spoiler:by the Greek god Ploutos, posing as a financial advisor]].
** There are apparently two universes the stories take place in- the main one, and a second world where Paul takes more actions that could be termed [[Franchise/MassEffect renegade]], such as turning Sportsmaster into a construct, trying to steal tech from the New Gods, injecting himself with Venom Buster, and eventually calling himself [[Characters/NewGodsApokolips Grayven]].

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* AlternateUniverse: AlternateUniverse:
**
Justified that OL is stranded in a universe where there are [[FantasyKitchenSink superheroes, magic, aliens, and etc.]]. Though there are interesting differences from our world (see DifferentWorldDifferentMovies): there is a Pope Pius XIII; UsefulNotes/RichardDawkins apparently doesn't exist or didn't became very important (likely because of the universe's aforementioned FantasyKitchenSink which makes Dawkins' outspoken skepticism totally irrelevant), and the [[TheWarOnTerror September 11 attacks]] never happened because the UsefulNotes/SovietInvasionOfAfghanistan was avoided. The 2008 global financial crisis was also averted [[spoiler:by the Greek god Ploutos, posing as a financial advisor]].
** There are apparently two universes the stories take place in- in - the main one, and a second world where Paul takes more actions that could be termed [[Franchise/MassEffect renegade]], such as turning Sportsmaster into a construct, trying to steal tech from the New Gods, injecting himself with Venom Buster, and eventually calling himself [[Characters/NewGodsApokolips Grayven]].



* AlternateUniverseReedRichardsIsAwesome: Paul plans to invoke the trope by using his powers and convincing other people (both heroes and villains) to help improving and advancing Earth. For example he single-handedly cleaned up the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Pacific_garbage_patch Great Pacific rubbish patch]] and cleared Earth's orbit of space debris.
** He was also working on a plan to re-ice the poles using appropriated ice villain tech, [[spoiler:until the Silver City destroyed his equipment]].

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* AlternateUniverseReedRichardsIsAwesome: AlternateUniverseReedRichardsIsAwesome:
**
Paul plans to invoke the trope by using his powers and convincing other people (both heroes and villains) to help improving and advancing Earth. For example he single-handedly cleaned up the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Pacific_garbage_patch Great Pacific rubbish patch]] and cleared Earth's orbit of space debris.
** He was also working on a plan to re-ice the poles using appropriated ice villain tech, tech [[spoiler:until the Silver City destroyed his equipment]].



* AngerBornOfWorry: [[MagiciansAreWizards Zatara]] isn't too impressed by Paul's association with [[ComicBook/{{Hellblazer}} John Constantine]], mainly because he knows what happens to people who work with [[DoomMagnet John]] or owe him favors. [[spoiler:When he learns that Paul had John give him magical tattoos that will help him develop a soul he freaks out and rushes to the cave to make sure that Paul isn't about to suffer some horrible fate in the near future.]]
** [[spoiler:Becomes something of a BrickJoke when Paul merges with the [[EldritchAbomination Ophidian]] and Zatara assumes that he's been possessed by a demon because of the tattoos. Paulphidian then scanned his soul and discovered that his main desire at the time involved strangling Constantine with his bare hands.]]
*** [[spoiler:Ironically enough, he later ends up slowly becoming a demon ''because'' those tattoos absorb energy from Hell while he's there.]]

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* AngerBornOfWorry: AngerBornOfWorry:
**
[[MagiciansAreWizards Zatara]] isn't too impressed by Paul's association with [[ComicBook/{{Hellblazer}} John Constantine]], mainly because he knows what happens to people who work with [[DoomMagnet John]] or owe him favors. [[spoiler:When he learns that Paul had John give him magical tattoos that will help him develop a soul he freaks out and rushes to the cave to make sure that Paul isn't about to suffer some horrible fate in the near future.]]
** [[spoiler:Becomes something of a BrickJoke when Paul merges with the [[EldritchAbomination Ophidian]] and Zatara assumes that he's been possessed by a demon because of the tattoos. Paulphidian then scanned his soul and discovered that his main desire at the time involved strangling Constantine with his bare hands.]]
***
]] [[spoiler:Ironically enough, he later ends up slowly becoming a demon ''because'' those tattoos absorb energy from Hell while he's there.]]



* ArbitrarySkepticism: Wonder Woman briefly doubts the existence of a Zombie Green Lantern. Paul responds that there have been ''far'' stranger lanterns, listing off that there have been lanterns who have been a Mathematical Equation, a Robot, a Squirrel, a Plant, and a Planet (and yes, ''[[ShownTheirWork all of those are real]]'').

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* ArbitrarySkepticism: ArbitrarySkepticism:
**
Wonder Woman briefly doubts the existence of a Zombie Green Lantern. Paul responds that there have been ''far'' stranger lanterns, listing off that there have been lanterns who have been a Mathematical Equation, a Robot, a Squirrel, a Plant, and a Planet (and yes, ''[[ShownTheirWork all of those are real]]'').canon]]'').



* ArmorIsUseless: [[AvertedTrope Averted]], with Orange Lantern, who wears high grade body armor under his Ring-generated armor, which wound up saving his life. He also [[LampshadeHanging points out]] that Robin and Kid Flash have Kevlar incorporated in their costumes, and later convinces Kaldur to wear Ocean Master's armor in battle after he claimed it as spoils of war, and arranges for Artemis and Zatanna to acquire proper armor of their own. And Kon, despite the whole "near-invulnerable kryptonian" thing, received a set of armor made with Nth metal in the Paragon timeline, increasing his durability and allowing him the power of flight. In Renegade, Kon has Apokoliptian armor [[spoiler:despite being full Kryptonian]]. On top of all that, when stealth goes out the window, one of the first thing OL usually does is cover the entire team in Construct-armor. So far [[VoluntaryShapeshifting M'gann]] is the only one he hasn't convinced to wear extra plating in the field, and that's more of her powerset not being suitable for it than anything else.

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* ArmorIsUseless: ArmorIsUseless:
**
[[AvertedTrope Averted]], with Orange Lantern, who wears high grade body armor under his Ring-generated armor, which wound winds up saving his life.life many times over. He also [[LampshadeHanging points out]] that Robin and Kid Flash have Kevlar incorporated in their costumes, and later convinces Kaldur to wear Ocean Master's armor in battle after he claimed it as spoils of war, and arranges for Artemis and Zatanna to acquire proper armor of their own. And Kon, despite the whole "near-invulnerable kryptonian" thing, received a set of armor made with Nth metal in the Paragon timeline, increasing his durability and allowing him the power of flight. In Renegade, Kon has Apokoliptian armor [[spoiler:despite being full Kryptonian]]. On top of all that, when stealth goes out the window, one of the first thing OL usually does is cover the entire team in Construct-armor. So far [[VoluntaryShapeshifting M'gann]] is the only one he hasn't convinced to wear extra plating in the field, and that's more of her powerset not being suitable for it than anything else.



** Played with in regards to head covering and hand coverings; OL deems the loss of awareness and dexterity far more deleterious to his survival than a minor increase in protection.
*** OL later produces a power-armor construct that includes a fully covering helmet with 360-degree vision coverage through construct cameras.

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** Played with in regards to head covering and hand coverings; OL deems the loss of awareness and dexterity far more deleterious to his survival than a minor increase in protection.
*** OL
protection. He later produces a power-armor construct that includes a fully covering helmet with 360-degree vision coverage through construct cameras.



* BackFromTheDead: This becomes a problem [[spoiler:once Satanus joins The Light, since he'll go out of his way to bring back dead villains. Likewise, Ocean Master is revived using a Lazarus Pit]].

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* BackFromTheDead: BackFromTheDead:
**
This becomes a problem [[spoiler:once Satanus joins The Light, since he'll go out of his way to bring back dead villains. Likewise, Ocean Master is revived using a Lazarus Pit]].



* BadassBoast: "Power rings are awesome."
** Or, to elucidate on the above boast;

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* BadassBoast: BadassBoast:
**
"Power rings are awesome."
**
" Or, to elucidate on the above boast;elucidate:



** It should be noted that, while the above boast is indeed badass, one of the baseline humans armed with primitive weapons does actually manage to take him down a peg.

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** ---> It should be noted that, while the above boast is indeed badass, one of the baseline humans armed with primitive weapons does actually manage to take him down a peg.



*** And an earlier if unconventional one from [[spoiler:Paulphidian]] to the aliens in the training scenario.

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*** ** And an earlier if unconventional one from [[spoiler:Paulphidian]] to the aliens in the training scenario.



* TheBadGuyWins: The Light manages to retrieve a magical artifact from Atlantis during ''Underminded'', kidnaps one of Aquaman's relatives to use it, and steals or wrecks everything in the Mount Justice.
* BadPowersGoodPeople: The Narrator takes great care to ensure that he stays this trope, as his ring will constantly subtly influence his mind towards avarice; he must continually counter that with meditation on his own desires and a rational breakdown of them, on top of aligning his desires with the desires of other individuals he cares about and the population at large.

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* TheBadGuyWins: The Light manages to retrieve a magical artifact from Atlantis during ''Underminded'', kidnaps one of Aquaman's relatives to use it, and steals or wrecks everything in the Mount Justice.
* BadPowersGoodPeople: BadPowersGoodPeople:
**
The Narrator takes great care to ensure that he stays this trope, as his ring will constantly subtly influence his mind towards avarice; he must continually counter that with meditation on his own desires and a rational breakdown of them, on top of aligning his desires with the desires of other individuals he cares about and the population at large.



* BefriendingTheEnemy[=/=]TheSponsor: Due to Guy Gardner's comments about positive connections preventing criminal recidivism, Paragon!OL aims to convince supervillains to reform by helping and encouraging them to pursue more positive or [[CutLexLuthorACheck beneficial]] goals. He's this to Cheshire, the Terror Twins, Lex Luthor, and Abra Kadabra.

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* BefriendingTheEnemy[=/=]TheSponsor: BefriendingTheEnemy[=/=]TheSponsor:
**
Due to Guy Gardner's comments about positive connections preventing criminal recidivism, Paragon!OL aims to convince supervillains to reform by helping and encouraging them to pursue more positive or [[CutLexLuthorACheck beneficial]] goals. He's this to Cheshire, the Terror Twins, Lex Luthor, and Abra Kadabra.



** OL visits the Terror Twins [[note]]although more of Thomas because Tuppence hates him[[/note]] regularly in prison and explains to them [[CutLexLuthorACheck how they make more money legally as opposed to robbing banks]]. OL encourages Thomas to get a GED to make his resume look better.

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** OL visits the Terror Twins [[note]]although more of Thomas because Tuppence hates him[[/note]] regularly in prison and explains to them [[CutLexLuthorACheck how they make more money legally as opposed to robbing banks]]. OL encourages Thomas to get a GED to make his resume look better.



* BigBad: No sign of one for the majority of the comic. There are certainly recurring enemies, and once Truggs is introduced, we hear about a looming threat that may qualify as the largest conflict in the entire plot...if and when it ever begins to rear its head. However, after roughly four-and-a-quarter years of updates, on story post #1959, at the climax of a plotline involving [[spoiler:the death of the main character--which, being as he's an SI, is rife for a pun]], we come face to [[spoiler:plasticine]] face with none other than [[spoiler:Boss Smiley]]. The implication is that [[spoiler: he's been subtly guiding not just the entire plot, but every form of obstruction to progress and societal incompetence that's ever occurred in the history of this dimension. With the story itself functioning as an answer to the question, "what would it take for the DC universe to start acting rationally?", it makes a beautiful, multi-layered sort of sense that the ultimate obstacle to overcome is none other than the embodiment of bureaucracy and selling out.]]
** [[spoiler: [[MindScrew Assuming he isn't just a hallucination, of course.]]]]
* BigEgoHiddenDepths: The lanterns initially mock Guy because he's a loud, obnoxious man with a crass attitude and is more than a little reckless. However, he learned how to project constructs without tying them to the ring before either Hal or John, figured out how to use his ring to heal himself based on something he watched Paul do, and helps rehabilitate criminals.

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* BigBad: No sign of one for the majority of the comic. There are certainly recurring enemies, and once Truggs is introduced, we hear about a looming threat that may qualify as the largest conflict in the entire plot...if and when it ever begins to rear its head. However, after roughly four-and-a-quarter years of updates, on story post #1959, at the climax of a plotline involving [[spoiler:the death of the main character--which, being as he's an SI, is rife for a pun]], we come face to [[spoiler:plasticine]] face with none other than [[spoiler:Boss Smiley]]. The implication is that [[spoiler: he's been subtly guiding not just the entire plot, but every form of obstruction to progress and societal incompetence that's ever occurred in the history of this dimension. With the story itself functioning as an answer to the question, "what would it take for the DC universe to start acting rationally?", it makes a beautiful, multi-layered sort of sense that the ultimate obstacle to overcome is none other than the embodiment of bureaucracy and selling out.]]
**
]] [[spoiler: [[MindScrew Assuming he isn't just a hallucination, of course.]]]]
* BigEgoHiddenDepths: The lanterns BigEgoHiddenDepths:
** Earth's other Green Lanterns
initially mock Guy because he's a loud, obnoxious man with a crass attitude and is more than a little reckless. However, he learned how to project constructs without tying them to the ring before either Hal or John, figured out how to use his ring to heal himself based on something he watched Paul do, and helps rehabilitate criminals.



* BlueAndOrangeMorality: No pun intended but the Ophidian. It understands the concept of wanting and being possessive of something but doesn't understand emotion outside of it. [[spoiler:Paulphidian literally couldn't understand emotions such as love, hate and anger when he tried recalling what he felt.]]

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* BlueAndOrangeMorality: BlueAndOrangeMorality:
**
No pun intended but the Ophidian. It understands the concept of wanting and being possessive of something but doesn't understand emotion outside of it. [[spoiler:Paulphidian literally couldn't understand emotions such as love, hate and anger when he tried recalling what he felt.]]



* BoxingLessonsForSuperman: Played with. While it's good for Superboy to learn hand-to-hand combat, Orange Lantern fears that he's being held back by [[FightsLikeANormal Black Canary]]. Black Canary is vulnerable to being torn apart by Superboy if he doesn't hold himself back. If Superboy gets too used to holding himself back, he will not fight at full strength in combat. So OL asks Wonder Woman, who's better trained and far stronger than Superboy, to train him.

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* BoxingLessonsForSuperman: Played with. with.
**
While it's good for Superboy to learn hand-to-hand combat, Orange Lantern fears that he's being held back by [[FightsLikeANormal Black Canary]]. Black Canary is vulnerable to being torn apart by Superboy if he doesn't hold himself back. If Superboy gets too used to holding himself back, he will not fight at full strength in combat. So OL asks Wonder Woman, who's better trained and far stronger than Superboy, to train him.



* BreatherEpisode: After intense episodes with the League getting mind-controlled, setting the stage for Nabu's capture and fighting back a jailbreak, the Team helps the government deport a Martian porn star and go to the Themyscira for a holiday [[spoiler: before the island gets attacked.]]
* BrickJoke: OL covers up his MaleGaze moment on Wonder Woman by performing an impromptu SherlockScan and saying he was staring at her armor. After discussing the nature of OL's [[HoYay relationship with Superboy]], Donna snarks she understands [[NotDistractedByTheSexy why he was staring at her armor]]...and later still when visiting Themyscira OL realises his ''genuine'' inspection of a guard's orichalcum armor is being mistaken.

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* BreatherEpisode: After intense episodes with the League getting mind-controlled, setting the stage for Nabu's capture and fighting back a jailbreak, the Team helps the government deport a Martian porn star and go to the Themyscira for a holiday [[spoiler: before the island gets attacked.]]
attacked]].
* BrickJoke: BrickJoke:
**
OL covers up his MaleGaze moment on Wonder Woman by performing an impromptu SherlockScan and saying he was staring at her armor. After discussing the nature of OL's [[HoYay relationship with Superboy]], Donna snarks she understands [[NotDistractedByTheSexy why he was staring at her armor]]...and later still when visiting Themyscira OL realises his ''genuine'' inspection of a guard's orichalcum armor is being mistaken.



** Paul voluntarily gives up the rings in order to hide the Orange Light from Larfleeze's construct, Blume. To paraphrase Paul, this creature was viewed as a god of hunger, and then it got Lantern Powers.
* BrownNote: Johnny Sorrow’s face was disfigured to such an extent that [[EldritchAbomination just looking at it kills]].
** Following his exposure to [[spoiler:the Anti-Life Equation by Darkseid]], Grayven discovers that he can ''project'' it just by ''speaking''. [[spoiler:The fact he discovers this in front of Queen Aga'po and Hal Jordan nearly makes the knowledge entirely moot]].
*** The plan of the Prankster in ''Black Reign'' was, as summarized by OL, to lure Superman in, hit him with a bit of kryptonite, then make him mess his pants. [[spoiler:Naturally OL uses this on the Mooks before the police arrive]].
* BuyThemOff: When OL first meets Alan Scott, he tries to buy his lantern off him. On many occasions, he also chooses to buy a potential opponent’s short-term cooperation by giving them something they want (magical lore to Abra, restored face to minor super-villain, etc).

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** Paul voluntarily gives up the rings in order to hide the Orange Light from Larfleeze's construct, Blume. To paraphrase Paul, this creature was viewed as a god of hunger, and then it got Lantern Powers.
powers.
* BrownNote: BrownNote:
**
Johnny Sorrow’s face was disfigured to such an extent that [[EldritchAbomination just looking at it kills]].
** Following his exposure to [[spoiler:the Anti-Life Equation by Darkseid]], Grayven discovers that he can ''project'' it just by ''speaking''. [[spoiler:The fact he discovers this in front of Queen Aga'po and Hal Jordan nearly makes the knowledge entirely moot]].
***
moot.]]
**
The plan of the Prankster in ''Black Reign'' was, as summarized by OL, to lure Superman in, hit him with a bit of kryptonite, then make him mess his pants. [[spoiler:Naturally OL uses this on the Mooks before the police arrive]].
arrive.]]
* BuyThemOff: BuyThemOff:
**
When OL first meets Alan Scott, he tries to buy his lantern off him. him.
**
On many occasions, he also chooses to buy a potential opponent’s short-term cooperation by giving them something they want (magical lore to Abra, restored face to minor super-villain, etc).



* CallBack: During their trip to the Logan Animal Sanctuary, Firebrand asks OL about the offer of making her his Manhunter.

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* CallBack: Lots of times.
**
During their trip to the Logan Animal Sanctuary, Firebrand asks OL about the offer of making her his Manhunter.



** In Zatanna's introduction chapter, Artemis asks her why she can't just say "Erif" when attacking someone. When Mistress Martian was attacking them, Zatanna does just that.

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** In Zatanna's introduction chapter, Artemis asks her why she can't just say "Erif" when attacking someone. When Mistress Martian was attacking attacks them, Zatanna does just that.



* CampingACrapper: Red Torpedo separates OL away from his ring and nearly kills him by flooding the bathroom when Paul took it off to go to use the toilet.

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* CampingACrapper: CampingACrapper:
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Red Torpedo separates OL away from his ring and nearly kills him by flooding the bathroom when Paul took it off to go to use the toilet.



* ClosestThingWeGot: Paragon!OL goes to Cornwall Boy to get his magic-inflicted wounds healed because Cornwall Boy was the closest thing to a magic healer.

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* ClosestThingWeGot: ClosestThingWeGot:
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Paragon!OL goes to Cornwall Boy to get his magic-inflicted wounds healed because Cornwall Boy was the closest thing to a magic healer.



* CombatMedic: OL's secondary role to the team is a healer; he uses his abilities to immediately heal the team on site.

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* CombatMedic: CombatMedic:
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OL's secondary role to the team is a healer; he uses his abilities to immediately heal the team on site.site. It works because he considers them to be "his" and so injury to them feels like injury to himself.



* CrazyPrepared: Batman takes the cake. He managed to take down Constantine, when John was under a spell that made him invisible and so that no one wanted to even look at him. Batman noticed that no one was going into a certain part of the room or even looking at that part of the room, so he started attacking it to make sure.

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* CrazyPrepared: CrazyPrepared:
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Batman takes the cake. He managed to take down Constantine, when John was under a spell that made him invisible and so that no one wanted to even look at him. Batman noticed that no one was going into a certain part of the room or even looking at that part of the room, so he started attacking it to make sure.



* CultureClash: Being from Britain, OL had a bit of a shock when he had to adjust to living in America. Supermarkets tend to creep him out.

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* CultureClash: CultureClash:
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Being from Britain, OL had a bit of a shock when he had to adjust to living in America. Supermarkets tend to creep him out.



* CurbstompBattle: The general result of unpowered humans going up against Orange Lantern.

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* CurbstompBattle: CurbstompBattle:
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The general result of unpowered humans going up against Orange Lantern.Lantern. By the time of episode 89, "Guys from Gotham", he's thoroughly bored of it.



* CutLexLuthorACheck: OL has the belief that supervillains will make incredible and revolutionary technology and proceed to use it badly. He decides to collect the technology from supervillains and fellow superheroes to improve the lives of the mainstream and superheroes.

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* CutLexLuthorACheck: CutLexLuthorACheck:
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OL has the belief that supervillains will make incredible and revolutionary technology and proceed to use it badly. He decides to collect the technology from supervillains and fellow superheroes to improve the lives of the mainstream and superheroes.



** Doctor Sivana was denied funding early on and eventually turned to Supervillany, and when he talks to OL about it he reveals that at this point he's basically [[IveComeTooFar come too far to quit or even care]] any more about it and wouldn't change. He and OL wish that they'd met 20 years ago.

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** Doctor Sivana was denied funding early on and eventually turned to Supervillany, Supervillainy, and when he talks to OL about it he reveals that at this point he's basically [[IveComeTooFar come too far to quit or even care]] any more about it and wouldn't change. He and OL wish that they'd met 20 years ago. OL still has hopes of steering Thaddeus Jr and Georgia toward making obscene amounts of money instead of making strangle-broccoli.


[[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/with-this-ring-young-justice-si-thread-eleven.311139/ Thread 11]], [[https://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/threads/with-this-ring-young-justice-si-thread-twelve.25032/ Thread 12]], [[https://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/threads/with-this-ring-young-justice-si-thread-thirteen.49418/ Thread 13]], [[https://forum.questionablequesting.com/threads/with-this-ring-young-justice-si-thread-fourteen.8938/ Thread 14]], and [[https://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/threads/with-this-ring-young-justice-si-story-only.25076/ Story only]].

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[[http://forums.spacebattles.com/threads/with-this-ring-young-justice-si-thread-eleven.311139/ Thread 11]], [[https://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/threads/with-this-ring-young-justice-si-thread-twelve.25032/ Thread 12]], [[https://forums.sufficientvelocity.com/threads/with-this-ring-young-justice-si-thread-thirteen.49418/ Thread 13]], [[https://forum.questionablequesting.com/threads/with-this-ring-young-justice-si-thread-fourteen.8938/ Thread 14]], and [[https://forums.sufficientvelocity.[[https://forum.questionablequesting.com/threads/with-this-ring-young-justice-si-story-only.25076/ 8961/ Story only]].

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