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* AllPowerfulBystander: Subverted with the Gamemasters of ''Legendary Age''. [[spoiler:Rusian's account gets hacked and then deleted. The Gamemasters refuse to act immediately, because there isn't enough evidence against the culprit who did it]]. After Rusian and his friends uncover the criminal, the Gamemaster known as Nyack uses his administrator abilities to restore everything.

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* AllPowerfulBystander: Subverted with the Gamemasters of ''Legendary Age''. [[spoiler:Rusian's account gets hacked and then deleted. The Gamemasters refuse to act immediately, because there isn't enough evidence against the culprit who did it]]. After Rusian and his friends uncover the criminal, the Gamemaster known as Nyack uses his administrator abilities to restore everything.everything he could.


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* InsaneTrollLogic: In Episode 11, Kyou, despite carrying costly items, claims she has not paid money for the game saying that she hasn't paid enough to damage her life, therefore she has not paid money.


* AppearanceIsInTheEyeOfTheBeholder: After having their true identities revealed, Apricot and Schwein appear as women during the in game FantasySequence of ''Legendary Age'', because they are portrayed from [[{{Fanservice}} Rusian's perspective]]. Whenever a shot of the computer monitors in the real world are shown, both are using male sprites. Players who are not members of the ''Alley Cats'' guild always see and identify Apricot and Schwein as male gamers. PlayedForLaughs even further when the girls hijack Apricot to talk to Hideki, with the avatar shapeshifting between them representing the various mixed messages they attempt to send him.

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* AppearanceIsInTheEyeOfTheBeholder: After having their true identities revealed, Apricot and Schwein appear as women during the in game in-game FantasySequence of ''Legendary Age'', because they are portrayed from [[{{Fanservice}} Rusian's perspective]]. Whenever a shot of the computer monitors in the real world are shown, both are using male sprites. Players who are not members of the ''Alley Cats'' guild always see and identify Apricot and Schwein as male gamers. The second episode does show Schwein shifting between both his in-game male form and Akane's real-life female appearance, which Hideki credits as Akane trying to keep up her online persona and failing. While the same applies to Nanako when she joins the guild, it doesn't for Yui, who retains here appearance as Nekohime online even when the rest of the club follows suit.
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PlayedForLaughs even further when the girls hijack Apricot to talk to Hideki, with the avatar shapeshifting between them representing the various mixed messages they attempt to send him.


* AppearanceIsInTheEyeOfTheBeholder: Apricot and Schwein appear as women during the in game FantasySequence of ''Legendary Age'', because they are portrayed from [[{{Fanservice}} Rusian's perspective]]. Whenever a shot of the computer monitors in the real world are shown, both are using male sprites. Players who are not members of the ''Alley Cats'' guild always see and identify Apricot and Schwein as male gamers.

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* AppearanceIsInTheEyeOfTheBeholder: After having their true identities revealed, Apricot and Schwein appear as women during the in game FantasySequence of ''Legendary Age'', because they are portrayed from [[{{Fanservice}} Rusian's perspective]]. Whenever a shot of the computer monitors in the real world are shown, both are using male sprites. Players who are not members of the ''Alley Cats'' guild always see and identify Apricot and Schwein as male gamers. PlayedForLaughs even further when the girls hijack Apricot to talk to Hideki, with the avatar shapeshifting between them representing the various mixed messages they attempt to send him.


* {{Fanservice}}: In addition to gratuitous breasts and ass shots, the animation studio was very fond of depicting women lips.

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* {{Fanservice}}: In addition to gratuitous breasts and ass shots, the animation studio Project No. 9 was very even fond of depicting women detailing the female characters' lips.

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* CastingGag: This isn't the first time Creator/RinaHidaka (Ako) has played [[LightNovel/SwordArtOnline an avid gamer]], only older and bustier than said previous case.


''And You Thought There is Never a Girl Online?'' (''ネトゲの嫁は女の子じゃないと思った?'' / ''Netoge no Yome wa Onnanoko ja Nai to Omotta?'') is a light novel series written by Shibai Kineko and illustrated by Hisasi. ASCII Media Works have published ten volumes since 2013 under the Dengeki Bunko imprint. The manga adaptation, illustrated by Kazui Ishigami, is published by Dengeki G's Comic. Project No. 9 produced an anime adaptation as part of the Spring2016Anime block.

Ako appears in the ''Ignition'' update of ''VideoGame/DengekiBunkoFightingClimax'' as a playable character, with Rusian also joining as an assist character.



''And You Thought There is Never a Girl Online?'' (''ネトゲの嫁は女の子じゃないと思った?'' / ''Netoge no Yome wa Onnanoko ja Nai to Omotta?'') is a light novel series written by Shibai Kineko and illustrated by Hisasi. ASCII Media Works have published ten volumes since 2013 under the Dengeki Bunko imprint. The manga adaptation, illustrated by Kazui Ishigami, is published by Dengeki G's Comic. Project No. 9 produced an anime adaptation as part of the Spring2016Anime block.

Ako appears in the ''Ignition'' update of ''VideoGame/DengekiBunkoFightingClimax'' as a playable character, with Rusian also joining as an assist character.

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* TheManyDeathsOfYou: Rusian suffers very messy deaths from the group of monsters they attack with Ako rendered unable to heal him because she gets distracted.


* AcquaintedInRealLife: Happens several times to Hideki.
** His cocky swordsman guild member Schwein is revealed to actually be Akane, the cute Tsundere with little dere who never stops insulting his love of games.
** The flashy guild master Apricot is his school's student council president.
** He later discovers that Nekohime, the CatGirl he proposed to who then broke his heart by claiming to be an old man, is actually his ''female'' homeroom teacher.


* ADayInTheLimelight: Episode 9 focuses exclusively on the girls, when they have a sleepover and study session for Ako at Kyou's mansion. Rusian isn't seen until the very end, and since he didn't have any interaction with them beforehand, he's completely clueless as to why they're all asking him for help after Ako says something odd about her relationship with him.



* AlmostKiss: [[spoiler:Much to Ako's unhappiness it occurs near the end of episode 12. Akane, Kyou, and Yui-sensei interrupt them with news about an upcoming game patch]].

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* AlmostKiss: [[spoiler:Much to Ako's unhappiness it occurs near the end of episode 12. Akane, Kyou, and Yui-sensei interrupt them with news about an upcoming game patch]].patch.]]



* BrokenPedestal: The guild ''Wallenstein'' was highly admired by the ''Alley Cats'' as a group they'd like to become. [[spoiler:However after discovering their JerkAss personalities and BackStab dishonor, they realize their admiration was very misplaced]].
* ButtMonkey: Besides Ako's inability to distinguish the game and real worlds, part of the series' humor lay with Akane constantly suffering [[{{BSOD}} nervous meltdowns]] from her failed attempts to hide her "weird" GamerChick side, as well as getting a lot of hell for her [[EmbarrassingNickname embarrassing character handle]] "Schwein".

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* BrokenPedestal: The guild ''Wallenstein'' was highly admired by the ''Alley Cats'' as a group they'd like to become. [[spoiler:However after discovering their JerkAss {{Jerkass}} personalities and BackStab dishonor, they realize their admiration was very misplaced]].
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* ButtMonkey: Besides Ako's inability to distinguish the game and real worlds, part of the series' humor lay with Akane constantly suffering [[{{BSOD}} [[HeroicBSOD nervous meltdowns]] from her failed attempts to hide her "weird" GamerChick side, as well as getting a lot of hell for her [[EmbarrassingNickname embarrassing character handle]] "Schwein".



** Schwein uses the "ore-sama" pronoun whenever she's talking about herself. Its use makes the speaker sound incredibly arrogant and supremely confident of themselves. In the Funimation dub it gets translated as, "my bad self."

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** Schwein uses the "ore-sama" pronoun whenever she's talking about herself. Its use makes the speaker sound incredibly arrogant and supremely confident of themselves. In the Funimation dub it gets translated as, as "my bad self."



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* ADayInTheLimelight: Episode 9 focuses exclusively on the girls, when they have a sleepover and study session for Ako at Kyou's mansion. Rusian isn't seen until the very end, and since he didn't have any interaction with them beforehand, he's completely clueless as to why they're all asking him for help after Ako says something odd about her relationship with him.



* EmbarrassingNickname: Akane thought her "Schwein" avatar name is an AwesomeMcCoolName. Then Kyou tells her that it is also a German word for "pig", and since then her alias has been gleefully swapped with pig-related nicknames and shortforms.

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* EmbarrassingNickname: Akane thought her "Schwein" avatar name is an AwesomeMcCoolName.AwesomeMcCoolname. Then Kyou tells her that it is also a German word for "pig", and since then her alias has been gleefully swapped with pig-related nicknames and shortforms.



* FullyClothedNudity: Sort of. When Hideki comes over to Ako's house after she decides to quit school, he unlocks her door despite her protests. [[spoiler:Naturally, he walks in on her while she's in her underwear.]] He immediately slams the door closed. A few minutes later, she invites him in [[spoiler:stripping totally and asking him to be gentle.]]

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* FullyClothedNudity: Sort of. When Hideki comes over to Ako's house after she decides to quit school, he unlocks her door despite her protests. [[spoiler:Naturally, he walks in on her while she's in her underwear.]] He immediately slams the door closed. A few minutes later, she invites him in [[spoiler:stripping totally and asking him to be gentle.]]gentle]].



* GodivaHair: While enjoying a bath together, all the girl's hair functions this way, as you might expect.
* GracefulLoser: [[spoiler:Upon being beaten, Bats and the rest of Wallenquist are more amused than anything that Apricot managed to win via abusing Pay 2 Win items and take their loss with a laugh]].

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* GodivaHair: While enjoying a bath together, all the girl's girls' hair functions this way, as you might expect.
* GracefulLoser: [[spoiler:Upon being beaten, Bats and the rest of Wallenquist are more amused than anything that Apricot managed to win via abusing Pay 2 Win items and take their loss with a laugh]].laugh.]]



* HollywoodHacking: Averted. [[spoiler:Rusian gets his account hacked, stolen, and maliciously deleted in a very believable (and unfortunately very common) type of phishing scam]].

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* HollywoodHacking: Averted. [[spoiler:Rusian gets his account hacked, stolen, and maliciously deleted in a very believable (and unfortunately very common) type of phishing scam]].scam.]]



* OneManArmy: All five of the ''Wallenstein'' guild members. Each has the strength of an entire small guild and can singlehandedly take down dozens of opponents without sweating. [[spoiler:It takes trickery, not brute strength, to defeat them]].
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Because Ako can't distinguish reality from games, she refers to the rest of the group by their online handles while at school, to where most watchers may have trouble remembering "Nishimura Hideki" over "[[SayMyName Rusian]]." Eventually, Hideki is referred to as Rusian by fellow classmates and even ''the teacher''.

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* OneManArmy: All five of the ''Wallenstein'' guild members. Each has the strength of an entire small guild and can singlehandedly take down dozens of opponents without sweating. [[spoiler:It takes trickery, not brute strength, to defeat them]].
them.]]
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Because Ako can't distinguish reality from games, she refers to the rest of the group by their online handles while at school, to where most watchers may have trouble remembering "Nishimura Hideki" over "[[SayMyName Rusian]]." Rusian]]". Eventually, Hideki is referred to as Rusian by fellow classmates and even ''the teacher''.



* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: [[spoiler:After ''Wallenstein'' slew Nekohime, the ''Nekohime Elite Guard'' swore to avenge her at all cost]].

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* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: [[spoiler:After ''Wallenstein'' slew Nekohime, the ''Nekohime Elite Guard'' swore to avenge her at all cost]].cost.]]



*** Additionally, the scene where [[spoiler:Ako attacks Yui]] in episode 3 is a reference to an [[UrbanLegendOfZelda Urban Legend]] of the Japanese community of ''Ragnarok Online'', about a girl with a {{Yandere}}-level obsession to a male player.

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*** Additionally, the scene where [[spoiler:Ako attacks Yui]] in episode 3 is a reference to an [[UrbanLegendOfZelda Urban Legend]] {{Urban Legend|OfZelda}} of the Japanese community of ''Ragnarok Online'', about a girl with a {{Yandere}}-level obsession to a male player.



** In episode 1, when Rusian gets caught in Master's area-of-effect spell and dies, he assumes the [[Anime/DragonBallZ Yamucha]] [[MemeticLoser Death]] [[ButtMonkey Pose]]

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** In episode 1, when Rusian gets caught in Master's area-of-effect spell and dies, he assumes the [[Anime/DragonBallZ Yamucha]] Yamcha]] [[MemeticLoser Death]] [[ButtMonkey Pose]]Pose]].



** In episode 5 (where the Net Gaming Club plays an [[Main/FirstPersonShooter FPS]]), Ako quotes [[VideoGame/ModernWarfare Captain MacMillan]] after sniping three enemies and saving Hideki from being killed. She also uses a sniper variant of the Mosin-Nagant, just like [[VideoGame/CallOfDutyWorldAtWar Viktor Reznov and Dimitri Petrenko]].
-->'''Ako:''' [[Main/SurprisinglyGoodEnglish Beautiful]]!

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** In episode 5 (where the Net Gaming Club plays an [[Main/FirstPersonShooter FPS]]), {{F|irstPersonShooter}}PS), Ako quotes [[VideoGame/ModernWarfare Captain MacMillan]] after sniping three enemies and saving Hideki from being killed. She also uses a sniper variant of the Mosin-Nagant, just like [[VideoGame/CallOfDutyWorldAtWar Viktor Reznov and Dimitri Petrenko]].
-->'''Ako:''' [[Main/SurprisinglyGoodEnglish Beautiful]]![[SurprisinglyGoodEnglish Beautiful!]]



** The manga adaptation frequently uses the ゴゴゴゴゴ (GO GO GO GO GO) and ドドドドド (DO DO DO DO DO) [[Main/UnsoundEffect unsound effects]] from ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure''.

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** The manga adaptation frequently uses the ゴゴゴゴゴ (GO GO GO GO GO) and ドドドドド (DO DO DO DO DO) [[Main/UnsoundEffect unsound effects]] {{unsound effect}}s from ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure''.



** Also in the English dub, when Ako staggers into the club room in episode 4, Hideki remarks: "[[VideoGame/{{Gauntlet}} Cleric]] [[WizardNeedsFoodBadly needs food badly]]!"

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** Also in the English dub, when Ako staggers into the club room in episode 4, Hideki remarks: "[[VideoGame/{{Gauntlet}} Cleric]] [[WizardNeedsFoodBadly needs food badly]]!"badly!]]"



* UnfortunateName: As for Tamaki's case. If arranged "Tamaki Ako" in Visayan (a Filipino dialect), it would mean "step on me".

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* UnfortunateName: {{Unfortunate Name|s}}: As for Tamaki's case. If arranged "Tamaki Ako" in Visayan (a Filipino dialect), it would mean "step on me".



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Hideki's younger sister Mizuki is shown once, unsuccessfully asking her brother for help on homework, then never seen again. [[spoiler:In the LightNovel she occasionally plays ''Legendary Age'' as Rusian's little sister, Shushu]].

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Hideki's younger sister Mizuki is shown once, unsuccessfully asking her brother for help on homework, then never seen again. [[spoiler:In the LightNovel she occasionally plays ''Legendary Age'' as Rusian's little sister, Shushu]].Shushu.]]



** Yui viciously lariats Ako when she tries to attack her. [[BrickJoke After casually mentioning half an episode ago she was in a wrestling club while in college]].

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** Yui viciously lariats Ako when she tries to attack her. [[BrickJoke After casually mentioning half an episode ago she was in a wrestling club while in college]].college.]]

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* AcquaintedInRealLife: Happens several times to Hideki.
** His cocky swordsman guild member Schwein is revealed to actually be Akane, the cute Tsundere with little dere who never stops insulting his love of games.
** The flashy guild master Apricot is his school's student council president.
** He later discovers that Nekohime, the CatGirl he proposed to who then broke his heart by claiming to be an old man, is actually his ''female'' homeroom teacher.


* ChekovsGun: In episode 9 Kyo can be seen reading Creator/FriedrichNietzsche's book ''Jenseits von Gut und Böse''. Later on she directly quotes Nietzsche when Akiyama asks about Nishimura and Tamaki's relationship with the phrase "when you gaze long into an abyss the abyss also gazes into you".

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* ChekovsGun: ChekhovsGun: In episode 9 Kyo can be seen reading Creator/FriedrichNietzsche's book ''Jenseits von Gut und Böse''. Later on she directly quotes Nietzsche when Akiyama asks about Nishimura and Tamaki's relationship with the phrase "when you gaze long into an abyss the abyss also gazes into you".

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* ChekovsGun: In episode 9 Kyo can be seen reading Creator/FriedrichNietzsche's book ''Jenseits von Gut und Böse''. Later on she directly quotes Nietzsche when Akiyama asks about Nishimura and Tamaki's relationship with the phrase "when you gaze long into an abyss the abyss also gazes into you".


** One of the "white knights" in Nekohime's old guild looks like [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Cloud Strife]].

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** One of the "white knights" in Nekohime's old guild looks like [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Cloud Strife]].Strife]], and is even named after him.


* AssholeVictim: The hacker who briefly stole Hideki's account, deleted his character, and sold off all the items he could for real world cash gets caught in an elaborate sting hatched by Hideki, Akane, and Kyou. His rap sheet of hacking and selling illegal items for money is serious enough that he'll be prosecuted criminally in court for it.


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* LaserGuidedKarma: The hacker who briefly stole Hideki's account, deleted his character, and sold off all the items he could for real world cash gets caught in an elaborate sting hatched by Hideki, Akane, and Kyou. His rap sheet of hacking and selling illegal items for money is serious enough that he'll be prosecuted criminally in court for it.


-->'''Ako:''' ''"[[Main/SurprisinglyGoodEnglish Beautiful]]."''

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-->'''Ako:''' ''"[[Main/SurprisinglyGoodEnglish Beautiful]]."''[[Main/SurprisinglyGoodEnglish Beautiful]]!

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