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* SugarAndIcePersonality: Ambrosia. At first glance, she seems to be a {{Tsundere}}, but this is part is her MoodSwinger {{Kuudere}} personality, and when she's actually upset, she'll revert to a [[SugarAndIcePersonality cold, gloomy personality]]. [[DefrostingIceQueen She gets better]].

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* SugarAndIcePersonality: Ambrosia. At first glance, she seems to be a {{Tsundere}}, but this is part is her MoodSwinger {{Kuudere}} personality, SugarAndIcePersonality, and when she's actually upset, she'll revert to a [[SugarAndIcePersonality cold, gloomy personality]]. [[DefrostingIceQueen She gets better]].


* RisingCostOfHealthInsurance: Both inns and priests cost more as your character levels.

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* RisingCostOfHealthInsurance: [[AdamSmithHatesYourGuts RisingCostOfHealthInsurance]]: Both inns and priests cost more as your character levels.

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The book is a bit different from what most novel readers are used to. The author, having adapted it from a video game, makes heavy use of PaintingTheMedium (including using shadow text, small caps, [[BilingualBonus foreign alphabets]], and zalgo text). Characters are either adventurers who can be [[DeathIsCheap freely revived]], or the [[FunWithAcronyms Neutral Protected Class]] who cannot be killed because they are protected by God. The story is also able to go back in time using save points. There are also two types of chapters, conventional numbered chapters for major themes that are always InWhichATropeIsDescribed and minor "sub-chapters" that are character chapters in SwitchingPOV.


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* ImNotAfraidOfYou: In Selqui's [[SwitchingPOV character chapter]], she talks in-depth about dinosaurs and how for years people have been making plaster casts of dinosaurs, and how she doesn't believe they are real. The dinosaur-like Jabberwock is defeated by a combination of this, and a Puff of Logic as the beast stands upright with a stoop, yet it long-necked like a hydra, forcing it to fall over when all necks extend. It quickly turns into dust.


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* SavePoint: A rare non-video game example. It affects the story about like you might think.

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* NuclearNullifier: The FantasticNuke, the Brahmastra Sutra has a counter, the Gayatri Mantra. These are based on actual chants, and the latter is basically a WorldHealingWave. When cast after the first spell, it cannot heal any who have been hurt or killed in the blast, but it remove fallout and makes even ice into fertile land.

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* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: Played straight and averted. The party gets Cthulhu as a bounty, of all things. The first time, they lose horribly, coupled with with what you might expect from such a loss. Later, they try again, and are able to beat him. Averted with their fight against God though. While the video game version of this does allow you to win with effort, in the book, God beats the party by doing stuff like blowing on them or with the FingerPokeOfDoom.


* KillerRabbit: One of the bounties.

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* KillerRabbit: One of the bounties. It is described using an comparison of a chipmunk from ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' created by the [[ShoutOut Pillar Men]], describing the whole incident as ancient archaeology.


* DirtyCommunists: a number of object lessons on why socialism doesn't work, using apocalyptic imagery to show happens when the Anti-Government Council fails and big government takes over. In addition to causing widespread suffering, it isn't even profitable, because when the government wants to enforce the MarkOfTheBeast (here, a RFID chip inside people to track how wealth is spent and tax accordingly), most people prefer to stay broke. All it does it make the government run out of money when they overtax the poor, and the rich figure out how to keep their money.
** There are also numerous scenes where people actually call them "dirty communists" and one of them involves a town full of vampires and how they suck the lifeblood of others. One chapter has one popping [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raised_fist raised fist first]] out of a coffin.



* MarathonBoss: This game loves these.
** And also PaddedSumoGameplay. Many of the bosses have some type of regeneration that you have to outrun or disable (there are many ways to do this). Or some WeaksauceWeakness that turns what seems to be a MarathonBoss into a PuzzleBoss.

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* MarathonBoss: This game loves these.
** And also PaddedSumoGameplay. Many of
MarkOfTheBeast: In universe it is less a supernatural concept and [[TrackingChip rfid chip]] implanted in the bosses have some type of regeneration that you have to outrun hand or disable (there are many ways to do this). Or some WeaksauceWeakness that turns what seems to be a MarathonBoss into a PuzzleBoss.neck used for currency. It kinda screws up the economy, since nobody wants all their transactions tracked.





* TakenForGranite: Anideshi has a {{Naruto}}-style Sage transformation, complete with the risk of turning into stone if things don't work out right.

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* TakenForGranite: Anideshi has a {{Naruto}}-style ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''-style Sage transformation, complete with the risk of turning into stone if things don't work out right.

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* ShapeshiftingSeducer: Portia has some shapeshifting ability (because of the working rules of the universe, impersonating other people is impossible, but animal transformations, and gender transformation is possible), and is able to become male. It's hinted that she might have become male to end up with Tamashii (since she is mysteriously absent when [[spoiler: Bakamaru]] first shows up).


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* SingleTargetSexuality: Portia loves Tamashii to the point where she says no matter how beautiful or kind or intelligent (or nude) another person is, she won't even think about them.


* LaserHallway: One of the futuristic towns has this on several floors. The lasers deal damage (it stops damage at 1 hp), and knock the hero back, sometimes into enemies.

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** Also, you can apparently educate generations of crows, until they finally understand how to read and use mailing addresses to deliver mail. Yes, seriously.
* LaserHallway: One of the futuristic towns has this on several floors. The lasers deal damage (it stops damage at 1 hp), and knock the hero back, sometimes into enemies.

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* LamarckWasRight: Elves can fire (at least crossbows) and dodge arrows as a racial ability. Their reason for being able to dodge arrows is because previous generations trained to do so, as well as themselves.

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* KonamiCode: the group are stuck in the villain's mansion and there is some arrow trap puzzle (that somehow you can't just go around) involving a cross-shaped stone pressure plate, two circular pressure plates, and two long ones. Aqorm fiddles with the pressure plates in the general pattern (never mentioning B, A, or start but "the circular plates" or the "long plate on the right") and the pressure plate deactivates. Then you hear this exchange.
--> ''“Wait, how'd you know to do that exact pattern?” I asked. Aqorm explained, “Oh that? That's the secret code to the universe.”''

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* ArtisticLicenseBiology: When talking about golems, apparently living matter can exist in a state of perfect health on an inert substance with no source of nutrition. That's right, chia pets for all lifeforms.
** There's also a few common tropes like AllGenesAreCodominant, probably AnatomicallyImpossibleSex, HasTwoMommies, and a number of others. It's not explained either why Ambrosia has completely opposite hair color from her mom.
** Oddly, while out-of-place fantasy wildlife is a thing, in one particular part, there was no MisplacedWildlife or MisplacedVegetation because the penguins in the desert? It was based on ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atacama_Desert Atacama Desert]]'', the world's driest place.
* ArtisticLicensePhysics: Apparently, the universe's physics works on about the same laws as Cephiro. As long as you have a strong will, you can defy laws like gravity, momentum, and water pressure.
** The Earth is apparently flat, yet shaped vaguely like a "burrito" allowing one to fall off in one direction but loop back around the other.
** The most egregious example of this trope, however, is device that is built which is called the Paradox Engine, which inverts the natural reactions of matter, so fire that is made will create ice, which in turn cannot melt since melting is heating up. It conveniently ignores causal reactions (such as building the fire in the first place) or reactions of reactions (what this ice does to food trying to refrigerate).


** The inclusion of the town of {{Qurac}} which in turn created a sort of RecursiveAdaptation where the game wound up having it. This also added in the religion of Sakun, a sort of mix of ex-Islam (the customs without many of the more objectionable rules), pre-Islamic Sumerian religion, Hebrew beliefs, and Zoroastrianism.

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** The inclusion of the town of {{Qurac}} which in turn created a sort of RecursiveAdaptation RetCon where the game wound up having it.it too. This also added in the religion of Sakun, a sort of mix of ex-Islam (the customs without many of the more objectionable rules), pre-Islamic Sumerian religion, Hebrew beliefs, and Zoroastrianism.

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* AdaptationDeviation: There are a few, yes. The biggest one is that the game had Christianity almost go extinct but for one small church in a town surrounded by vampires, with the story focusing mainly on Taoism. The book changed where it was almost HiJackedByJesus. This also meant Jesus was a RecurringCharacter when before he basically didn't appear.
** In the book, the way the Aiken monastery is built includes stuff like an anti-air force field.
** The video game simply allows you to go back to the New Earth from the Void. The book has them trapped there (for unexplained reasons) until they complete their quest. Because of this, Book 2 jumps backward in time to before they entered the Void, and Ambrosia gets them to go on sidequests.


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** The inclusion of the town of {{Qurac}} which in turn created a sort of RecursiveAdaptation where the game wound up having it. This also added in the religion of Sakun, a sort of mix of ex-Islam (the customs without many of the more objectionable rules), pre-Islamic Sumerian religion, Hebrew beliefs, and Zoroastrianism.

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