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* TheNameless: When introduced, Macian has no name, not even a codename. He never needed one. When Henry insists on one, he picks the codename Macian, [[MeaningfulName which means 'Maker']]. Henry then helps him pick one for his younger sister. [[spoiler:He picks Amanda.]]

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* TheNameless: NeverGivenAName: When introduced, Macian has no name, not even a codename. He never needed one. When Henry insists on one, he picks the codename Macian, [[MeaningfulName which means 'Maker']]. Henry then helps him pick one for his younger sister. [[spoiler:He picks Amanda.]]


* FakeMemories: Mindstar explicitly says it's impossible for any telepath, even Mindfuck, to implant or remove long-term memories (although they can prevent short-term memories from moving to long-term). [[spoiler:But it's been revealed that not only is it possible, someone or something has been continuously doing it to her and Basil, and both their parents and their lives before five years before the story starts are completely fake, and every time they come close to figuring it out, the power kicks in again and makes them forget what they were doing. Even her beleif that she's a serial rapist is fabricated: she's a ''virgin'']]

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* FakeMemories: Mindstar explicitly says it's impossible for any telepath, even Mindfuck, to implant or remove long-term memories (although they can prevent short-term memories from moving to long-term). [[spoiler:But it's been revealed that not only is it possible, someone or something has been continuously doing it to her and Basil, and both their parents and their lives before five years before the story starts are completely fake, and every time they come close to figuring it out, the power kicks in again and makes them forget what they were doing. Even her beleif that she's a serial rapist is fabricated: she's a ''virgin'']]''virgin''.]]
* FelonyMisdemeanor: [[https://tieshaunn.wordpress.com/2013/01/22/b002-rising-stars-part-3/#comment-2658 According to one conversation]] it's highly illegal for Contrivers to cook for restuarants. Of course, considering that a Contriver is working with materials they usually don't even understand, it does seem more justified than most examples.

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* BrainyBrunette: A large number of characters have either black or brown hair and most of these characters are highly intelligent. Dalia is red headed and fairly ditzy, though she does have her moments of intelligence.


* Foil: Gadgeteers and Contrivers. Essentially both Gadgeteer and Contriver manifestations are the end result of a person facing recurring challenges. If they [[AntiEscapismAesop face their problems and move forward]] then they most likely become Gadgeteers. If they [[{{Escapism}} reject their problems and run away from reality]] then a Contriver manifests.

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* Foil: {{Foil}}: Gadgeteers and Contrivers. Essentially both Gadgeteer and Contriver manifestations are the end result of a person facing recurring challenges. If they [[AntiEscapismAesop face their problems and move forward]] then they most likely become Gadgeteers. If they [[{{Escapism}} reject their problems and run away from reality]] then a Contriver manifests.



** Brennus tries to combine his magic with Hectate, resulting in the [[NoodleIncident Ultimate Lifeform]]

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** Brennus tries to combine his magic tech with Hectate, Hectate's magic, resulting in the [[NoodleIncident Ultimate Lifeform]]


The author Tieshaunn has drawn inspiration from the Literature/WhateleyUniverse, LegionOfNothing and [[Literature/{{Worm}} Worm]].

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The author Tieshaunn has drawn inspiration from the Literature/WhateleyUniverse, LegionOfNothing Literature/LegionOfNothing and [[Literature/{{Worm}} Worm]].


* Foil: Gadgeteers and Contrivers. Essentially both Gadgeteer and Contriver manifestations are the end result of a person facing recurring challenges. If they [[AntiEscapismAesop face their problems and move forward]] then they most likely become Gadgeteers. If they [[{{Escapism}} reject their problems and run away from reality]] then a Contriver manifests.



* TechnicianVersusPerformer: Gadgeteers and Contrivers. It's a lot more complex than that however. Essentially both Gadgeteer and Contriver manifestations are the end result of a person facing recurring challenges. If they [[AntiEscapismAesop face their problems and move forward]] then they most likely become Gadgeteers. If they [[{{Escapism}} reject it and run away]] then a Contriver manifests.


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* ThereAreNoTherapists: Averted, at least for the junior heroes. They are all assigned handlers who are required to take seminars on psychology and help out their wards whenever possible.
--> '''Jason Widard:''' They were handlers, contacts, foster parents, BFF’s, a shoulder to cry on – whatever the young hero might need.

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* SlaveToPR: Not as bad as other examples, but it's still there. For instance, Polymnia explains that heroes are encouraged to dress provocatively in order to seem less threatening to [[{{Muggles}} baselines]].


** BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine: Gloom Glimmer and Outstep have a hint of this, with Outstep usually saying something inappropriate and Irene slapping him upside his head (with a glowing hand no less).

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** BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine: Gloom Glimmer and Outstep have has a hint of this, this with the whole team, with Outstep usually saying something inappropriate and Irene someone slapping him upside his head (with a glowing hand no less).


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* TechnicianVersusPerformer: Gadgeteers and Contrivers. It's a lot more complex than that however. Essentially both Gadgeteer and Contriver manifestations are the end result of a person facing recurring challenges. If they [[AntiEscapismAesop face their problems and move forward]] then they most likely become Gadgeteers. If they [[{{Escapism}} reject it and run away]] then a Contriver manifests.


* DeflectorShields: Only two Gadgeteers are known to have developed forcefields - one of them is dead and the other rules most of Africa. [[spoiler: Until Macian, at eight years old, casually hands one to Ember.]]

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* DeflectorShields: Only two Gadgeteers are known to have developed forcefields - one of them is dead and the other rules most of Africa. [[spoiler: Until [[spoiler:Until Macian, at eight years old, casually hands one to Ember.]]



* FakeMemories: Mindstar explicitly says it's impossible for any telepath, even Mindfuck, to implant or remove long-term memories (although they can prevent short-term memories from moving to long-term). [[spoiler: But it's been revealed that not only is it possible, someone or something has been continuously doing it to her and Basil, and both their parents and their lives before five years before the story starts are completely fake, and every time they come close to figuring it out, the power kicks in again and makes them forget what they were doing. Even her beleif that she's a serial rapist is fabricated: she's a ''virgin'']]

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* FakeMemories: Mindstar explicitly says it's impossible for any telepath, even Mindfuck, to implant or remove long-term memories (although they can prevent short-term memories from moving to long-term). [[spoiler: But [[spoiler:But it's been revealed that not only is it possible, someone or something has been continuously doing it to her and Basil, and both their parents and their lives before five years before the story starts are completely fake, and every time they come close to figuring it out, the power kicks in again and makes them forget what they were doing. Even her beleif that she's a serial rapist is fabricated: she's a ''virgin'']]



* MissingTime: This has been happening to [[spoiler: both Amy and Basil]], although neither of them have told the other. It doesn't help that they tend to forget they've forgotten things.

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* MissingTime: This has been happening to [[spoiler: both [[spoiler:both Amy and Basil]], although neither of them have told the other. It doesn't help that they tend to forget they've forgotten things.



* NamedByDemocracy: The Protege. [[spoiler: His chosen codename is Ember.]]

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* NamedByDemocracy: The Protege. [[spoiler: His [[spoiler:His chosen codename is Ember.]]



* TheNameless: When introduced, Macian has no name, not even a codename. He never needed one. When Henry insists on one, he picks the codename Macian, [[MeaningfulName which means 'Maker']]. Henry then helps him pick one for his younger sister. [[spoiler: He picks Amanda.]]

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* TheNameless: When introduced, Macian has no name, not even a codename. He never needed one. When Henry insists on one, he picks the codename Macian, [[MeaningfulName which means 'Maker']]. Henry then helps him pick one for his younger sister. [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:He picks Amanda.]]



* NoPlansNoPrototypeNoBackup: Gadgeteers often run off of 'inspiration', and while their technology is technically reproducible it often suffers from this. For instance, Polymnia 'hears' all her inventions as melodies and symphonies: not exactly easy to communicate to mundane scientists. Hotrod sees his as stylized gears. Brennus uses pictographs [[spoiler: like Macian]].

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* NoPlansNoPrototypeNoBackup: Gadgeteers often run off of 'inspiration', and while their technology is technically reproducible it often suffers from this. For instance, Polymnia 'hears' all her inventions as melodies and symphonies: not exactly easy to communicate to mundane scientists. Hotrod sees his as stylized gears. Brennus uses pictographs [[spoiler: like [[spoiler:like Macian]].



* OhCrap: The reaction when Desolation-In-Light [[spoiler: used her powers intelligently]].
** To a lesser extent, Amy realizing that [[spoiler: she killed Hecate's cousin, Lupa Major]].

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* OhCrap: The reaction when Desolation-In-Light [[spoiler: used [[spoiler:used her powers intelligently]].
** To a lesser extent, Amy realizing that [[spoiler: she [[spoiler:she killed Hecate's cousin, Lupa Major]].



* SuperHumanTrafficking: Not uncommon. People with the Adonis trait (especially if it comes with little or nothing else) are targets for sex slavery. Other powers tend to vary depending upon the risk-versus-reward scenario, but the Califate pays top-dollar for Contrivers, and everyone wants a Gadgeteer. Used as a threat by a villain at one point. [[spoiler: Amusingly, he threatens to sell Brennus to his sister.]]

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* SuperHumanTrafficking: Not uncommon. People with the Adonis trait (especially if it comes with little or nothing else) are targets for sex slavery. Other powers tend to vary depending upon the risk-versus-reward scenario, but the Califate pays top-dollar for Contrivers, and everyone wants a Gadgeteer. Used as a threat by a villain at one point. [[spoiler: Amusingly, [[spoiler:Amusingly, he threatens to sell Brennus to his sister.]]



* TalkingInYourDreams: Basil has one of these with [[spoiler: Ember]].

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* TalkingInYourDreams: Basil has one of these with [[spoiler: Ember]].[[spoiler:Ember]].



* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: The chance of having a mental defect rises exponentially with the strength of your power (and is even greater for Contrivers). God-Tier non-contrivers have a derangement chance of seventy-nine percent. Luckily, sixty-eight percent of metahumans fall within the Exemplar (weakest) tier, which has a mental defect chance of less than eleven percent.

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* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: The chance of having a mental defect rises exponentially with the strength of your power (and is even greater for Contrivers). God-Tier non-contrivers have a derangement chance of seventy-nine percent. Luckily, sixty-eight percent of metahumans fall within the Exemplar (weakest) tier, which has a mental defect chance of less than eleven percent.percent.
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* TheNameless: When introduced, Macian has no name, not even a codename. He never needed one. When Henry insists on one, he picks the codename Macian, [[MeaningfulName which means 'Maker']]. Henry then helps him pick one for his younger sister. [[spoiler: He picks Amanda.]]



* TheNotableNumeral: Tieshaunn (the author) is fond of this for villainous groups, giving us the Dark Five, the Savage Six and the Rabid Eight.



* TheSyndicate: Controlled by the Dark, obviously.



* TheNameless: When introduced, Macian has no name, not even a codename. He never needed one. When Henry insists on one, he picks the codename Macian, [[MeaningfulName which means 'Maker']]. Henry then helps him pick one for his younger sister. [[spoiler: He picks Amanda.]]
* TheNotableNumeral: Tieshaunn (the author) is fond of this for villainous groups, giving us the Dark Five, the Savage Six and the Rabid Eight.


* CommonalityConnection: It really doesn't matter what their differences are; with rare exceptions gadgeteers always have positive, or at worst neutral, interactions with each other due to interest in what each other has invented.



** In the Born at Sleep arc, she snaps at her team (minus Polymnia) due to one too many insults at her sister, and one gets the sense she is talking about herself.

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** In the Born at Sleep arc, she snaps at her team (minus Polymnia) due to one too many insults at her sister, and one gets the sense she is talking about herself.also venting against the negative association she gets because of her sister.

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* TheBabyTrap: The Matriarch tries to pull this on [[spoiler:Aap]] but he leaves the country to fight in a war before he ever finds out.

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* IfICantHaveYou: A strange, villainous example where the Dark tends to limit and/or kill any metahuman who grows into a threat to the syndicate and won't join.


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* VillainWithGoodPublicity: {{Downplayed}}. The world knows how bad the Dark and his syndicate are, but he's so AffablyEvil that people tend to forget.
** It's stated by [[https://tieshaunn.wordpress.com/2015/07/05/b011-a-a-dark-day/ Wyrm]] that they work to keep some kind of good image in the public's eye, and that Mindstar's instability works against it.

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* ArousedByTheirVoice: The easiest way to see if someone is an Adonis.


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** The Dark suggests her attack was a CynicismCatalyst for the world of Supers, turning a once trusting world into the Cold-War setting we see, which further emphasizes the symbolism.

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