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* SuperpowerRussianRoulette: Really a defining trope for the series. If you become one of the empowered you could gain the ability to fly, throw cars, or [[spoiler: short out all power on a continental level]]. The distribution and scale is equal parts varied and unpredictable; as a result the Citadel faces each newly powered unsure if this is the day that they can't save.

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* SuperpowerRussianRoulette: Really a defining trope for the series. If you become one of the empowered you could gain the ability to fly, throw cars, or [[spoiler: short out all power on a continental level]]. The distribution and scale is equal parts varied and unpredictable; as a result the Citadel faces each newly powered unsure if this is the day that they can't save.save.
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* BadAss: One of the Instructors, Achala Juggernaut, spent several years on the Citadelís highest risk Intervention team and is acknowledged as the most brutal of the various combat trainers. All of this with a serene smile and pleasant attitude, despite the fact that heís been in constant agony since his run-in with Chemo, a city scale level threat who left all his victims with a fate worse than death.


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* SuperpowerRussianRoulette: Really a defining trope for the series. If you become one of the empowered you could gain the ability to fly, throw cars, or [[spoiler: short out all power on a continental level]]. The distribution and scale is equal parts varied and unpredictable; as a result the Citadel faces each newly powered unsure if this is the day that they can't save.













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* SpareAMessenger: This is how [[TheDreaded Monster]] got his name. He murdered an entire studio full of people, one by one with a knife, making it extra painful if they tried to fight. Then he gestured for the last survivor to point a camera at him and said:
-->'''Killer in motorcycle gear:''' A man who does this... what do you call such a man?\\
'''Cameraman:''' M-Monster.\\
'''"Monster":''' ''[nods thoughtfully and leaves]''
* SuperpowerRussianRoulette: Really a defining trope for the series. If you become one of the empowered you could gain the ability to fly, throw cars, or [[spoiler: short out all power on a continental level]]. The distribution and scale is equal parts varied and unpredictable; as a result the Citadel faces each newly powered unsure if this is the day that they can't save.












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* BiggerBad: Tyrant and the King in Winter are popularly conceived as such, despite the fact that neither acted in a completely voluntary manner.



* GreaterScopeVillain: Tyrant and the King in Winter. One holds the entire population of Europe in mental thrall while the other is responsible for freezing a large chunk of the Northern Hemisphere.

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* GreaterScopeVillain: Tyrant and the King in Winter. One holds the entire population of Europe in mental thrall while the other is responsible for freezing a large chunk of the Northern Hemisphere.

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* GreaterScopeVillain: Tyrant and the King in Winter. One holds the entire population of Europe in mental thrall while the other is responsible for freezing a large chunk of the Northern Hemisphere.


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* TheJuggernaut: Coach Achala Juggernaut isn't actually unstoppable. However, any object he sets in motion is. When he's taking a fight seriously, he wears a uniform that covers every inch of his skin so that, as long as he doesn't stop moving, he's nearly invulnerable. More than once, he's literally run through his opponents.


* SuperpowerRussianRoulette: Really a defining trope for the series. If you become one of the empowered you could gain the ability to fly, throw cars, or short out all power on a continental level. The distribution and scale is equal parts varied and unpredictable; as a result the Citadel faces each newly powered unsure if this is the day that they can't save.










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* SuperpowerRussianRoulette: Really a defining trope for the series. If you become one of the empowered you could gain the ability to fly, throw cars, or [[spoiler: short out all power on a continental level.level]]. The distribution and scale is equal parts varied and unpredictable; as a result the Citadel faces each newly powered unsure if this is the day that they can't save.











* SuperpowerRussianRoulette: If you become one of the empowered you could gain the ability to fly, throw cars, or short out all power on a continental level. The distribution is random, the scale unpredictable, and the Citadel faces each newly powered unsure if this is the day that they can't save.










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* SuperpowerRussianRoulette: Really a defining trope for the series. If you become one of the empowered you could gain the ability to fly, throw cars, or short out all power on a continental level. The distribution is random, the and scale unpredictable, is equal parts varied and unpredictable; as a result the Citadel faces each newly powered unsure if this is the day that they can't save.











* ImaginationBasedSuperpower: Kerry's power effectively lets her turn into one of a number of dragons.














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\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\n* SuperpowerRussianRoulette: If you become one of the empowered you could gain the ability to fly, throw cars, or short out all power on a continental level. The distribution is random, the scale unpredictable, and the Citadel faces each newly powered unsure if this is the day that they can't save.











* CodeName: The last name of Operatives and Trainees is often a direct allusion to their power. To name but a few: Drew Stasis can stop time, Hector Hive controls and duplicates himself, and Samantha Soar flies.



* MeaningfulName: The last name of Operatives and Trainees is often a direct allusion to their power. Drew Stasis can stop time, Hector Hive controls and duplicates himself, and Samantha Soar flies, to name but a few.


* MeaningfulName: The last name of Operatives and Trainees is often a direct allusion to their power. Drew Stasis can stop time, Hector Hive controls and duplicates himself, and Samantha Soar flies. The list goes on.

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* MeaningfulName: The last name of Operatives and Trainees is often a direct allusion to their power. Drew Stasis can stop time, Hector Hive controls and duplicates himself, and Samantha Soar flies. The list goes on.flies, to name but a few.

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* MeaningfulName: The last name of Operatives and Trainees is often a direct allusion to their power. Drew Stasis can stop time, Hector Hive controls and duplicates himself, and Samantha Soar flies. The list goes on.


* AscendedMeme: Several scenes during the Origins chapter were the direct result of readersí questions, solicited by the author.

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Several scenes during the Origins chapter were the direct result of readersí questions, solicited by the author.author.
** Monster is referred to as a murder hobo during a meeting after being called that in the comments.


* CoordinatedClothes: Unsurprisingly, Citadel operatives wear uniforms instead of the individualized costumes more common to superheroes.

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