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* DomesticAbuse: In ''The True History of the Faction Paradox,'' Sutekh abuses his sister and wife, Nephthys, by using his [[MindRape mental powers]] on her, physically intimidating her and forcing her to remain loyal to him; which she does but mostly out of fear instead of respect. It's also quite clear that she's reluctant to be on his side but feels she doesn't have any other choice.

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* Conspiracy Kitchen Sink: Xenomorphs killed President Kennedy, forcing the Faction to intervene and save his life. (Only to kill him later on their own terms in 1967.)

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* SuddenlySignificantRule: "The shadow is more important than the flesh."


->''"Inevitably, there are those who have a morbid fascination with such evils. Just as the human race has spawned “Satan-worshippers”, at least one group exists which has dedicated itself to the study of Paradox, turning its back on traditional Time Lord values and instead embracing a form of dark shamanic spiritualism. Indeed, this group is not unlike one of the voodoo cults of Mutter’s Spiral, with its own pantheon of spirits and demons, and its own occult rituals. The group is known as Faction Paradox, and it’s hard to describe the dread this name conjures up in the minds of the Time Lord archons..."''

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->''"Inevitably, there are those who have a morbid fascination with such evils. Just as the human race has spawned “Satan-worshippers”, "Satan-worshippers", at least one group exists which has dedicated itself to the study of Paradox, turning its back on traditional Time Lord values and instead embracing a form of dark shamanic spiritualism. Indeed, this group is not unlike one of the voodoo cults of Mutter’s Mutter's Spiral, with its own pantheon of spirits and demons, and its own occult rituals. The group is known as Faction Paradox, and it’s it's hard to describe the dread this name conjures up in the minds of the Time Lord archons..."''



* ''Wallowing In Pessimism’s Mire'' [[note]]Published in 2015 as a companion piece to ''Burning with Optimism's Flame'', "Wallowing..." does not exist and has not existed since approximately two months after publication.[[/note]]

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* ''Wallowing In Pessimism’s Pessimism's Mire'' [[note]]Published in 2015 as a companion piece to ''Burning with Optimism's Flame'', "Wallowing..." does not exist and has not existed since approximately two months after publication.[[/note]]



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* ''Hyponormalisation: A Faction Hollywood Production''


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* ''Vanishing Tales of the City''


* AncientAliens: [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] at multiple points, there are several comparisons between the Great Houses and the various pantheons of gods in human religions, as well as the "anakim", or "watchers", a type of biblical angel. These similarities, among other salient facts, inevitably draw (in-universe) speculation regarding the nature of influence the Houses have had on humanity through history.

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* AncientAliens: AncientAstronauts: [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] at multiple points, there are several comparisons between the Great Houses and the various pantheons of gods in human religions, as well as the "anakim", or "watchers", a type of biblical angel. These similarities, among other salient facts, inevitably draw (in-universe) speculation regarding the nature of influence the Houses have had on humanity through history.


* TheDreaded: ''Anything'' to do with the [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Yssgaroth]], the [[TimeLord Homeworld]] or the [[EldritchAbomination Enemy]].

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* TheDreaded: ''Anything'' to do with the [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Yssgaroth]], the [[TimeLord [[JustForFun/TimeLord Homeworld]] or the [[EldritchAbomination Enemy]].



* GrandfatherParadox: The leader of our Faction was once a perfectly normal [[TimeLord Homeworld]] agent who once decided to kill his grandfather. The results were not pretty, leading him to become a [[ParadoxPerson living paradox]] and the {{Anthropomorphic Personification}} of [[FutureMeScaresMe all the potential evil and despair in the Universe]].

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* GrandfatherParadox: The leader of our Faction was once a perfectly normal [[TimeLord [[JustForFun/TimeLord Homeworld]] agent who once decided to kill his grandfather. The results were not pretty, leading him to become a [[ParadoxPerson living paradox]] and the {{Anthropomorphic Personification}} of [[FutureMeScaresMe all the potential evil and despair in the Universe]].


** In the Faction Paradox Protocols audios, [[HistoricalDomainCharacter the French spy]] [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chevalier_d%27Eon Charles-Geneviève-Louis-Auguste-André-Timothée d'Éon de Beaumont]] is treated as male by her peers for simplicity's sake. There is some debate over how her life actually unfolded and what where she would have fallen on the gender spectrum, but as history would prove, she preferred life as a woman — which Cousin Justine [[DeliberateValuesDissonance is quick to take offense to]].

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** In the Faction Paradox Protocols audios, [[HistoricalDomainCharacter the French spy]] [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chevalier_d%27Eon Charles-Geneviève-Louis-Auguste-André-Timothée d'Éon de Beaumont]] is treated as male by her peers for simplicity's sake. There is some debate over how her life actually unfolded and what where she would have fallen on the gender spectrum, but as history would prove, she preferred life as a woman — which Cousin Justine [[DeliberateValuesDissonance is quick to take offense to]].


** In the Faction Paradox Protocols audios, [[HistoricalDomainCharacter the French spy]] [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chevalier_d%27Eon Charles-Geneviève-Louis-Auguste-André-Timothée d'Éon de Beaumont]] is treated as male by her peers for simplicity's sake, but as history would prove, she much preferred life as a woman — which Cousin Justine [[DeliberateValuesDissonance is quick to take offense to]].
** Father-Mother Olympia uses dual gender titles. (He-she started life as a woman, and hopes to become one once more, but there was [[NoodleIncident a bit of a cock-up]] involving Godfather Morlock.)
** Cousin Cá Bảy Màu, a regular 21st century human, is sometimes he and sometimes she.

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** In the Faction Paradox Protocols audios, [[HistoricalDomainCharacter the French spy]] [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chevalier_d%27Eon Charles-Geneviève-Louis-Auguste-André-Timothée d'Éon de Beaumont]] is treated as male by her peers for simplicity's sake, sake. There is some debate over how her life actually unfolded and what where she would have fallen on the gender spectrum, but as history would prove, she much preferred life as a woman — which Cousin Justine [[DeliberateValuesDissonance is quick to take offense to]].
** Father-Mother Olympia uses dual gender titles. (He-she started life as a woman, and hopes to become one once more, but there was [[NoodleIncident a bit of a cock-up]] involving Godfather Morlock.)
** Cousin Cá Bảy Màu, a regular 21st century human, is sometimes he and sometimes she.
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* GenderBender:
** Father-Mother Olympia uses dual gender titles. (He-she started life as a woman, and hopes to become one once more, but there was [[NoodleIncident a bit of a cock-up]] involving Godfather Morlock.)
** Cousin Cá Bảy Màu, a regular 21st century human, is sometimes he and sometimes she.
** The Manfolk. Oh god, the Manfolk. They're this trope taken to its limit with horrifyingly sadistic precision, in order to express the universe's largest Oedipus complex. And some Manfolk get stuck halfway through the process -- which, for Keth Marrane at least, is the preferable option.


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* {{Mythpunk}}: Faction Paradox ''breathes'' this trope.

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** Cousin Cá Bảy Màu, a regular 21st century human, is sometimes he and sometimes she.


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* AndIMustScream: "Created me."

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* ''The Panda Book of Horror''


* {{Unperson}}: A classic sport for initiates of the Faction. We like to amp it further by [[spoiler: killing our own ancestors before they're born, making our very existences more of a paradox than it is already]].

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* {{Unperson}}: A classic sport for initiates of the Faction. We They like to amp it further by [[spoiler: killing our their own ancestors before they're born, making our their very existences more of a paradox than it is already]].


* BodyHorror: The Great Houses modified their regeneration protocols for the War so their soldiers would become increasingly protected with each death. After a couple of regenerations, they lose all humanoid shape and basically become blocks of weapons and armor.

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* BodyHorror: The Great Houses modified their regeneration protocols for the War so their soldiers would become increasingly protected with each death. After a couple of regenerations, they lose all humanoid shape and basically become walking blocks of weapons and armor.armor with TARDIS characteristics.

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* BodyHorror: The Great Houses modified their regeneration protocols for the War so their soldiers would become increasingly protected with each death. After a couple of regenerations, they lose all humanoid shape and basically become blocks of weapons and armor.


The Faction was once one of the Homeworld's ruling Houses, until illustrious leader [[PunnyName Grandfather Paradox]] became disenchanted with their diseased [[AGodAmI pretensions to immortality]] and separated from them, turning his House into a time-travelling, time-active, [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs ritualistic death cult]]. The Faction is based in the beliefs of voodoo, seeding necro-fetishism and atavistic horror across time and space -- rejecting both the immortality that the Houses sought and ridiculing the Laws of Time that they had laid down.

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The Faction was once one of the Homeworld's ruling Houses, until illustrious leader [[PunnyName Grandfather Paradox]] became disenchanted with their diseased [[AGodAmI pretensions to immortality]] and separated from them, turning his House into a time-travelling, time-active, [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs ritualistic death cult]]. The Faction is based in the beliefs of voodoo, picking up new members from all possible species and seeding necro-fetishism and atavistic horror across time and space -- rejecting both the immortality that the Houses sought and ridiculing the Laws of Time that they had laid down.
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