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* CruelAndUnusualDeath: [[Gillian is mortally injured by Kai Leng, when he stabs her InTheBack with a toothbrush.]]
* CuttingOffTheBranches: The Citadel Council in ''Deception'' are made up of an asari, a turian, a salarian and a human. Thus, the playthrough where a Renegade Shepard sacrifices the ''Destiny Ascension'', making Udina appoint an all-human Council (as opposed to a still-mixed-species Council for a Paragon Shepard) is invalidated. ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' later confirmed this, as there is no all-human Council in it, either, unless it abdicated between the games. Notably the human councilor is ''not'' identified as Udina despite ''Retribution'' implying otherwise, but his actions and personality identify him clearly as such. Nobody's sure why the author didn't name him.

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* CruelAndUnusualDeath: [[Gillian [[spoiler:Gillian is mortally injured by Kai Leng, Leng when he stabs her InTheBack with a toothbrush.]]
* CuttingOffTheBranches: The Citadel Council in ''Deception'' are made up of an asari, a turian, a salarian salarian, and a human. Thus, the playthrough where a Renegade Shepard sacrifices the ''Destiny Ascension'', making Udina appoint an all-human Council (as opposed to a still-mixed-species Council for a Paragon Shepard) is invalidated. ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' later confirmed this, as there is no all-human Council in it, either, unless it abdicated between the games. Notably the human councilor is ''not'' identified as Udina despite ''Retribution'' implying otherwise, but his actions and personality identify him clearly as such. Nobody's sure why the author didn't name him.



* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:Gillian, Nick, and Hendel all [[DroppedABridgeOnHim die pointless deaths]], Kai Leng gets away again, the Illusive Man is building an ''army'' of Grayson clones (or something possibly ''worse'') and once again the Council sticks their heads in the sand and ignores Kahlee and Anderson's evidence about the Reapers.]]

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* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:Gillian, Nick, and Hendel all [[DroppedABridgeOnHim die pointless deaths]], Kai Leng gets away again, the Illusive Man is building an ''army'' of Grayson clones (or something possibly ''worse'') ''worse''), and once again the Council sticks their heads in the sand and ignores Kahlee and Anderson's evidence about the Reapers.]]

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* CruelAndUnusualDeath: [[Gillian is mortally injured by Kai Leng, when he stabs her InTheBack with a toothbrush.]]


* BuryYourGays: A previously established homosexual male character [[SuddenlySexuality is turned straight]] before he's killed off.

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* BuryYourGays: A previously established homosexual male character [[SuddenlySexuality [[AdaptationalSexuality is turned straight]] before he's killed off.

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* TooDumbToLive: Let's say that Hendel is very lucky to be alive after he make the huge stupidity of attacking ''Aria friggin T'Loak''.


* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler:Kai Leng, natch. Gotta keep him alive for ''Mass Effect 3'', after all. Don't worry, Shepard will [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice give him what's coming to him]].]]


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* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler:Kai Leng, natch. Gotta keep him alive for ''Mass Effect 3'', after all. Don't worry, Shepard will [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice give him what's coming to him]].]]


* IGaveMyWord: After one of Aria's banks is hit by the Grim Skulls, she lets one of their captured mercenaries go after the merc tells Aria who really killed her daughter. When Aria later confronts the same merc in the Grim Skulls' medical bay, she has her transferred to a hospital, her reason being this.



* IGaveMyWord: After one of Aria's banks is hit by the Grim Skulls, she lets one of their captured mercenaries go after the merc tells Aria who really killed her daughter. When Aria later confronts the same merc in the Grim Skulls' medical bay, she has her transferred to a hospital, her reason being this.



* TheMole: [[spoiler:Cory Kim, ex-partner to Kai Leng, is a deep undercover Ceberus operator in the Biotic Underground. Her cover story is that she quit Cerberus before joining up with the Underground, which even Kai Leng believed at first.]]



* TheMole: [[spoiler:Cory Kim, ex-partner to Kai Leng, is a deep undercover Ceberus operator in the Biotic Underground. Her cover story is that she quit Cerberus before joining up with the Underground, which even Kai Leng believed at first.]]

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* BuryYourGays: A previously established homosexual male character [[SuddenlySexuality is turned straight]] before he's killed off.


%%* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Gillian.

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%%* * WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Gillian.Gillian, who goes on a quest to avenge her father's death.


The novel is the only ''Mass Effect'' book to not be written by Creator/DrewKarpyshyn, and contains many continuity errors which Creator/{{BioWare}} has promised to correct in subsequent editions... Which never saw the light of day.

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The novel is the only ''Mass Effect'' book to not be written by Creator/DrewKarpyshyn, Creator/DrewKarpyshyn and contains many continuity errors which Creator/{{BioWare}} has promised to correct in subsequent editions... Which never saw the light of day.errors.



%%* EnemyEatsYourLunch:
* EvilIsPetty: Kai Leng plants a bug in Anderson's house. Before he leaves, however, Kai Lang eats Anderson's cereal.

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%%* EnemyEatsYourLunch:
* EvilIsPetty: Kai Leng plants a bug in EnemyEatsYourLunch: Kei Lang eats Anderson's house. Before he leaves, however, cereal while planting a bug in the latter's house.
* EvilIsPetty: As noted above,
Kai Lang Leng eats Anderson's cereal.


The novel is the only ''Mass Effect'' book to not be written by Creator/DrewKarpyshyn, and contains many continuity errors which Creator/{{BioWare}} has promised to correct in subsequent editions.

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The novel is the only ''Mass Effect'' book to not be written by Creator/DrewKarpyshyn, and contains many continuity errors which Creator/{{BioWare}} has promised to correct in subsequent editions.editions... Which never saw the light of day.


* BuryYourGays: But first, [[SuddenlySexuality make them un-gay]].



* ContinuitySnarl
** See [[https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XBpMF3ONlI308D9IGG8KICBHfWKU0sXh0ntukv-_cmo/preview?pli=1&sle=true here]]. Long story short, the novel makes ''many'' errors regarding the lore of the ''Mass Effect'' universe.
** See the Internet Backdraft section on the YMMV page, but [=BioWare=] announced that a revision is coming to correct the many, many errors.

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* ContinuitySnarl
**
ContinuitySnarl: See [[https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XBpMF3ONlI308D9IGG8KICBHfWKU0sXh0ntukv-_cmo/preview?pli=1&sle=true here]]. Long story short, the novel makes ''many'' errors regarding the lore of the ''Mass Effect'' universe.
** See the Internet Backdraft section on the YMMV page, but [=BioWare=] announced that a revision is coming to correct the many, many errors.
universe.



* DroppedABridgeOnHim: [[spoiler:Gillian, Nick, and Hendel]], as noted above.
* EnemyEatsYourLunch: See EvilIsPetty.

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* DroppedABridgeOnHim: [[spoiler:Gillian, Nick, and Hendel]], as noted above.
* EnemyEatsYourLunch: See EvilIsPetty.
Hendel.]]
%%* EnemyEatsYourLunch:



* ImprobableWeaponUser: Kai Leng [[spoiler:kills Gillian with a sharpened toothbrush.]]

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* ImprobableWeaponUser: Kai Leng [[spoiler:kills Gillian with a sharpened toothbrush.]]toothbrush]].



* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Gillian.

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* %%* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Gillian.


'''''Mass Effect: Deception''''' is a novel written by William C. Dietz set in the ''Franchise/MassEffect'' universe. It chronicles Gillian Grayson's attempt to avenge her father's death at the hands of Cerberus in ''Literature/MassEffectRetribution''.

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'''''Mass ''Mass Effect: Deception''''' Deception'' is a novel written by William C. Dietz set in the ''Franchise/MassEffect'' universe. It chronicles Gillian Grayson's attempt to avenge her father's death at the hands of Cerberus in ''Literature/MassEffectRetribution''.


* {{Badass}}: Kai Leng takes this to absurd levels. [[spoiler:He kills the most powerful human biotic in the galaxy ''[[ImprovisedWeapon with a toothbrush]]''. Keep in mind that Kai Leng is a completely normal human (at least relatively so) who just had both of his legs shot, and has to move around with a cane.]] Speaking of which, he also kills a guy with a jump kick, even though it's previously established that he's crippled.


* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: Kai Leng gets two mercenaries to help him steal Grayson's body. He traps one of them in a containment device to act as a decoy, prompting the other {{genre savvy}} merc to demand payment up front. He complies and kills that merc a few hours later.

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* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: Kai Leng gets two mercenaries to help him steal Grayson's body. He traps one of them in a containment device to act as a decoy, prompting the other {{genre savvy}} merc to demand payment up front. He complies and kills that merc a few hours later.

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