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* RealityWarper: The Nannies, powerful programs capable of generating virtual-reality environments to the students' or Maestro's desires.

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* VirtualRealityWarper: The Nannies are powerful programs with the ability to create entire virtual environments within the simulation in order to accommodate the wishes of either the students or Maestro - though fortunately this is almost always for the benefit of the students. Almost.


* BuriedAlive: Halloween fate at Maestro's mercy.

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* BuriedAlive: Halloween Halloween's fate at Maestro's mercy.



* VisualPun: Pandora light bulb costume at the costume party.

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* VisualPun: Pandora Pandora's light bulb costume at the costume party.

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%%* ChameleonCamouflage: Adam's armor.

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%%* * ChameleonCamouflage: Adam's armor.armor has a visual effect that blends into the background. Halloween doesn't notice him until he moves.



* ComingOfAgeStory: A teenager discovers that he has been lied to for most of his life by authority figures, who must then take on responsibility for the weight of the world.

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* ComingOfAgeStory: A teenager discovers that he has been lied to for most of his life by authority figures, who and must then take on responsibility for the weight of the world.



%%* DepopulationBomb: Black Ep. No ape is safe.

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%%* * DepopulationBomb: Black Ep.Ep infiltrates the global population over decades before it mutates into a lethal form that kills literally every single host. No ape is safe.



%%* EmbarrassingFirstName: Aloysius Doom.

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%%* * EmbarrassingFirstName: Aloysius Doom.Halloween's vampire majordomo Doom is saddled with the first name Aloysius.



%%* LocalHangout: Twain's in Idlewild.

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%%* * LocalHangout: Twain's in Idlewild.Idlewild is the off-campus bar where the students spend time outside class.



%%* ScrewDestiny: [[spoiler:Halloween's response to Vashti at the end.]]

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%%* * ScrewDestiny: [[spoiler:Halloween's response to Vashti at the end.]]]] The Ten were designed to survive Black Ep and rebuild the human race, but they couldn't be programmed to want to do it.


* ChameleonCamouflage: Adam's armor.

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* %%* ChameleonCamouflage: Adam's armor.



* DepopulationBomb: Black Ep. No ape is safe.

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* %%* DepopulationBomb: Black Ep. No ape is safe.



* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: Simone, by the sheer terror of their situation.]]

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* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: Simone, [[spoiler:Simone, by the sheer terror of their situation.]]



* EmbarrassingFirstName: Aloysius Doom.

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* %%* EmbarrassingFirstName: Aloysius Doom.



* FlingALightIntoTheFuture: [[spoiler: Gedaechtnis' strategy to fight Black Ep is to engineer children capable of surviving it, knowing that they will have to be raised by programs since all the adults will be dead.]]

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* FlingALightIntoTheFuture: [[spoiler: Gedaechtnis' [[spoiler:Gedaechtnis' strategy to fight Black Ep is to engineer children capable of surviving it, knowing that they will have to be raised by programs since all the adults will be dead.]]



* LocalHangout: Twain's in Idlewild.

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* %%* LocalHangout: Twain's in Idlewild.



* ManipulativeBastard / SmugSnake: Halloween's opinion of Lazarus in his imaginary eulogy [[spoiler: when he learns Lazarus really is dead in the real world ]]

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* ManipulativeBastard / SmugSnake: ManipulativeBastard: Halloween's opinion of Lazarus in his imaginary eulogy [[spoiler: when [[spoiler:when he learns Lazarus really is dead in the real world ]]



* MechanicalEvolution: Dr. Hyoguchi's programmed "personality bleeding" to allow the IVR to adapt and better teach the students at the Academy. [[spoiler: Unfortunately it also allowed bleed from unsanctioned programs and affected at least one student.]]
* ReligiousAndMythologicalThemeNaming: [[spoiler: The pods the Ten are held in]] are named after paradises, such as [[Myth/NorseMythology Walhall]], [[Myth/MesopotamianMythology Dilmun]], and [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Elysium]]

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* MechanicalEvolution: Dr. Hyoguchi's programmed "personality bleeding" to allow the IVR to adapt and better teach the students at the Academy. [[spoiler: Unfortunately [[spoiler:Unfortunately it also allowed bleed from unsanctioned programs and affected at least one student.]]
* ReligiousAndMythologicalThemeNaming: [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The pods the Ten are held in]] are named after paradises, such as [[Myth/NorseMythology Walhall]], [[Myth/MesopotamianMythology Dilmun]], and [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Elysium]]



* ScrewDestiny: [[spoiler: Halloween's response to Vashti at the end.]]

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* %%* ScrewDestiny: [[spoiler: Halloween's [[spoiler:Halloween's response to Vashti at the end.]]



** [[spoiler: Dr. Hyoguchi loves Malachi as the son he never had and allows him to continue to live in IVR. Malachi's resentment of the students (the reason for his torturous labor testing all the other programs) bleeds into Maestro and Mercutio.]]
** [[spoiler: When confronted with their future and responsibilities, Fantasia decides she's better off working completely alone and Halloween completely eschews the mission.]]

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** [[spoiler: Dr.[[spoiler:Dr. Hyoguchi loves Malachi as the son he never had and allows him to continue to live in IVR. Malachi's resentment of the students (the reason for his torturous labor testing all the other programs) bleeds into Maestro and Mercutio.]]
** [[spoiler: When [[spoiler:When confronted with their future and responsibilities, Fantasia decides she's better off working completely alone and Halloween completely eschews the mission.]]



* TryEverything: In-universe. [[spoiler: Gedaechtnis couldn't know what would or wouldn't work and couldn't troubleshoot if there were problems down the line, so they made the students as heterogeneous as possible in the hope that ''some''thing would work.]]

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* TryEverything: In-universe. [[spoiler: Gedaechtnis [[spoiler:Gedaechtnis couldn't know what would or wouldn't work and couldn't troubleshoot if there were problems down the line, so they made the students as heterogeneous as possible in the hope that ''some''thing would work.]]


* [[Creator/HPLovecraft H. P. Lovecraft]]: Halloween's a big fan and incorporates Lovecraft's influence into his domain.


Not to be confused with the 2006 film of the same name or the 1995 novel of the same name by Mark Lawson.

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Not to be confused with the 2006 film of the same name or the 1995 novel of the same name by Mark Lawson.
Lawson or the Scottish rock band Idlewild (who took the name from a location in ''Literature/AnneOfGreenGables'').


Not to be confused with the 2006 film of the same name.

It was followed by two sequels: ''Literature/{{Edenborn}}'' and ''Everfree''.

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Not to be confused with the 2006 film of the same name.

name or the 1995 novel of the same name by Mark Lawson.

It was followed by two sequels: ''Literature/{{Edenborn}}'' and ''Everfree''.
''Literature/{{Everfree}}''.


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* OneWordTitle: Also a {{Portmantitle}}


* ReligiousAndMythologicalThemeNaming: [[spoiler: The pods the Ten are held in]] are named after paradises, such as [[NorseMythology Walhall]], [[MesopotamianMythology Dilmun]], and [[ClassicalMythology Elysium]]

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* ReligiousAndMythologicalThemeNaming: [[spoiler: The pods the Ten are held in]] are named after paradises, such as [[NorseMythology [[Myth/NorseMythology Walhall]], [[MesopotamianMythology [[Myth/MesopotamianMythology Dilmun]], and [[ClassicalMythology [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Elysium]]

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* InVinoVeritas: Halloween invokes this trope by throwing a tiki-themed party with simulated alcohol in an attempt to garner confessions about hidden motives and grudges. He doesn't learn anything new and ends up exposing his clone of Simone and his jammer.


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* ManipulativeBastard / SmugSnake: Halloween's opinion of Lazarus in his imaginary eulogy [[spoiler: when he learns Lazarus really is dead in the real world ]]
-->''"Our man Lazarus had an uncanny ability to make everyone around him feel stupid. By this, I don't mean to insinuate that he was in any way intelligent. Just smug and calculating"''


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* ReligiousAndMythologicalThemeNaming: [[spoiler: The pods the Ten are held in]] are named after paradises, such as [[NorseMythology Walhall]], [[MesopotamianMythology Dilmun]], and [[ClassicalMythology Elysium]]


* AIIsACrapshoot
* ApocalypseHow: Planetary/Species Extinction
* ArtificialIntelligence: Maestro, the Nannies, and Malachi.
* AwesomeMcCoolname: Played with in that (most of) the students chose their dramatic, unique names for themselves.

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* AIIsACrapshoot
AIIsACrapshoot: Malachi is the only true AI, with the other programs relying on personality bleed to adapt to the students. Unfortunately his negative emotions toward the students, while balanced by his moral center, run unfettered in the other programs.
* ApocalypseHow: Planetary/Species Extinction
Extinction. Black Ep infiltrates the entire human race over the course of generations in asymptomatic form, then mutates into a deadly world-destroying plague.
* ArtificialIntelligence: Maestro, the Nannies, and Malachi.
Malachi, but only the last is truly free. The others are heavily bound by programming until Malachi starts bleeding into them.
* AwesomeMcCoolname: Pandora! Fantasia! Halloween! Champagne! Played with in that (most of) the students chose their dramatic, unique names for themselves.



* BrokenMasquerade
* BuriedAlive

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* BrokenMasquerade
BrokenMasquerade: [[spoiler:The world-shattering revelation that the students' upbringing has been entirely within IVR.]]
* BuriedAliveBuriedAlive: Halloween fate at Maestro's mercy.



* ComingOfAgeStory
* CurbStompBattle: Fantasia's assault on Halloween, primarily because he had absolutely no idea what he was getting into.

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* ComingOfAgeStory
ComingOfAgeStory: A teenager discovers that he has been lied to for most of his life by authority figures, who must then take on responsibility for the weight of the world.
* CurbStompBattle: Fantasia's clodge ball assault on Halloween, primarily because he had absolutely no idea what he was getting into.



* DepopulationBomb: Black Ep.
* DreamWithinADream
* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: Simone.]]

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* DepopulationBomb: Black Ep.
Ep. No ape is safe.
* DreamWithinADream
DreamWithinADream: [[spoiler:IVR nested within IVR.]]
* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: Simone.Simone, by the sheer terror of their situation.]]



* EverybodysDeadDave
* FlingALightIntoTheFuture

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* EverybodysDeadDave
EverybodysDeadDave: Halloween's rude awakening to a depopulated world.
* FlingALightIntoTheFuture FlingALightIntoTheFuture: [[spoiler: Gedaechtnis' strategy to fight Black Ep is to engineer children capable of surviving it, knowing that they will have to be raised by programs since all the adults will be dead.]]



* HollywoodHacking: Understated, but Halloween's use of Pace qualifies.

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* HollywoodHacking: Understated, but Halloween's How to use of Pace qualifies.a system editor? Visualize it as a spider and wear it like a glove, naturally!



* InsistentTerminology: Halloween is not a ''necrologist'', he's a ''thanatologist''.

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* InsistentTerminology: Halloween is not a ''necrologist'', he's a ''thanatologist''. He obsesses over the death of spirit, not the biological processes.



* MultinationalTeam: The Ten.

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* MultinationalTeam: The Ten.Ten represent genetic and cultural backgrounds from around the world.



* ObliviousToLove
* OrderVersusChaos: Fantasia's worldview

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* ObliviousToLove
ObliviousToLove: Halloween, to Pandora. Possibly Simone to Halloween as well.
* OrderVersusChaos: Fantasia's worldviewworldview; as she puts it, Nutritious vs Delicious.



* RealityWarper: The Nannies.

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* RealityWarper: The Nannies.Nannies, powerful programs capable of generating virtual-reality environments to the students' or Maestro's desires.



* SchmuckBait: The radio in Idlewild.

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* SchmuckBait: The radio bomb in Idlewild.



* ViewersAreGeniuses: To an extent. The book isn't shy about throwing around medical and psychological terminology.
* VisualPun: Pandora at the costume party.

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* ViewersAreGeniuses: To an extent. The book author isn't shy about throwing around medical and psychological terminology.
* VisualPun: Pandora light bulb costume at the costume party.


* BeingWatched: Students at the Academy are aware that all of their actions in IVR may be monitored at any time by the Nannies, Maestro, or Ellison.


It was followed by two sequels: {{Literature/Edenborn}} and ''Everfree''.

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It was followed by two sequels: {{Literature/Edenborn}} ''Literature/{{Edenborn}}'' and ''Everfree''.


It was followed by two sequels: ''Edenborn'' and ''Everfree''.

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It was followed by two sequels: ''Edenborn'' {{Literature/Edenborn}} and ''Everfree''.

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