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* FridgeLogic: At one point, Ravirn gets offered a list of things that Melchior's done wrong, as an email attachment. [See Funny.{{Ravirn}} for the conversation] Except... Melchior handles all (or at least most) email between the two of them. So, what good would an email do?


* AppleOfDiscord: Ravirn, at one point, wonders what happened to it; he suspects that Aphrodite dropped it in a closet somewhere, chasing after the next 'glittering thing. It turns out Eris (aka "Discord") kept it; it's been modified to allow computer network access, and sports the label "For the specialist".

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* AppleOfDiscord: Ravirn, at one point, wonders what happened to it; he suspects that Aphrodite dropped it in a closet somewhere, chasing after the next 'glittering thing.thing'. It turns out Eris (aka "Discord") kept it; it's been modified to allow computer network access, and sports the label "For the specialist".



* BotheringByTheBook: Cerberus has orders to kill Ravirn if he enters Hades. The Furies have orders to kill him, period. Neither Cerberus nor Tisiphone really want to kill him--so they foment an "accidental" fight between Cerberus and the Furies, allowing him to escape into Hades proper from the borderlands held by Zeus, then refuse to enter Hades due to jurisdictional issues.

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* BotheringByTheBook: Cerberus has orders to kill Ravirn if he enters Hades. The Furies have orders to kill him, period. Neither Cerberus nor Tisiphone really want to kill him--so they foment an "accidental" fight between Cerberus and the Furies, allowing him to escape into Hades proper from the borderlands held by Zeus, then refuse to enter Hades due to jurisdictional issues.[[note]]Then, later, he gets convinced that, even with the 'play acting', ''not'' having someone chase after him was a close thing....[[/note]]



* ChaoticNeutral: In-universe Eris. Being the goddess of chaos, her entire reason for existence is to spread chaos and strife throughout the multiverse. Despite that, she is one of the very few gods Ravirn counts among his friends.
* {{Cyberspace}}: Kind of. The series doesn't take place inside computers per se, but all of the infinite parallel universes in existence are organized as the "mweb", which is basically a big magical Internet.
** And they do sometimes pop in to it.

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* ChaoticNeutral: In-universe In-universe, Eris. Being the goddess of chaos, her entire reason for existence is to spread chaos and strife throughout the multiverse. Despite that, she is one of the very few gods Ravirn counts among his friends.
* {{Cyberspace}}: Kind of. The series doesn't take place inside computers per se, but all of the infinite parallel universes in existence are organized as the "mweb", which is basically a big magical Internet.
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Internet. And they do sometimes pop in to it.



** Also, when Ravirn shapeshifts, he taps the chaos, then 'tells the universe', that - guess what? - he just happens to have a different shape now. If he doesn't focus, though, he's just as likely to be a small expanding cloud of vapor.

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** Also, when Ravirn shapeshifts, he taps the chaos, then 'tells the universe', that - guess what? - he just happens to have a different shape now. If he doesn't focus, though, he's just as likely to be a small expanding cloud of vapor. [[spoiler:Even then, he comes back. It's good to have friends....]]


* StatusQuoIsGod: Subverted. It's very much the case in some of the myths that form the source material; some of Ravirn's adventures involve breaking the status quo, as in [[spoiler:freeing Persephone from Hades and removing the sword from Fenris's jaw]]. (And even ''that'' keeps a Status Quo, of sorts: [[spoiler:Persephone herself is free to walk around all year, but Shara has to take her place within Necessity; and the effect is she disappears within the file system for the
3 months of Persephone's 'Hades' term. Part of the plot then becomes finding out if Shara will pop out again automatically]].) It's even lampshaded in a threat from Ravirn to Lachesis: that the Raven has already wreaked several major and lasting changes to the Greek multiverse, and he is quite possibly capable of taking down Fate forever.

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* StatusQuoIsGod: Subverted. It's very much the case in some of the myths that form the source material; some of Ravirn's adventures involve breaking the status quo, as in [[spoiler:freeing Persephone from Hades and removing the sword from Fenris's jaw]]. (And even ''that'' keeps a Status Quo, of sorts: [[spoiler:Persephone herself is free to walk around all year, but Shara has to take her place within Necessity; and the effect is she disappears within the file system for the
the 3 months of Persephone's 'Hades' term. Part of the plot then becomes finding out if Shara will pop out again automatically]].) It's even lampshaded in a threat from Ravirn to Lachesis: that the Raven has already wreaked several major and lasting changes to the Greek multiverse, and he is quite possibly capable of taking down Fate forever.


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* SexualKarma: Ravirn ends up with several Goddesses or Powers that have either dated him, or otherwise care about him. To quote Zeus, in ''[=SpellCrash=]'': "I don't know how you do it, boy. Two Cities, Discord, and even Persephone. Not quick wit, that's for sure. Maybe it's that whole endangered-puppy thing you've got going on." Also, two web-goblins flirt in various ways, and even outright do their best to help him out, or keep him informed; the stated primary/only reason they don't try harder for a relationship is the size difference.

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* SexualKarma: Ravirn ends up with several Goddesses or Powers that have either dated him, or otherwise care about him. To quote Zeus, in ''[=SpellCrash=]'': "I don't know how you do it, boy. Two Cities, Furies, Discord, and even Persephone. Not quick wit, that's for sure. Maybe it's that whole endangered-puppy thing you've got going on." Also, two web-goblins flirt in various ways, and even outright do their best to help him out, or keep him informed; the stated primary/only reason they don't try harder for a relationship is the size difference.



* StatusQuoIsGod: Subverted. It's very much the case in some of the myths that form the source material; some of Ravirn's adventures involve breaking the status quo, as in [[spoiler:freeing Persephone from Hades and removing the sword from Fenris's jaw]]. (And even ''that'' keeps a Status Quo, of sorts: [[spoiler:Persephone herself is free to walk around all year, but Shara has to take her place within Necessity; and the effect is she disappears within the file system for the 6 months of Persephone's 'Hades' term. Part of the plot then becomes finding out if Shara will pop out again automatically]].) It's even lampshaded in a threat from Ravirn to Lachesis: that the Raven has already wreaked several major and lasting changes to the Greek multiverse, and he is quite possibly capable of taking down Fate forever.

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* StatusQuoIsGod: Subverted. It's very much the case in some of the myths that form the source material; some of Ravirn's adventures involve breaking the status quo, as in [[spoiler:freeing Persephone from Hades and removing the sword from Fenris's jaw]]. (And even ''that'' keeps a Status Quo, of sorts: [[spoiler:Persephone herself is free to walk around all year, but Shara has to take her place within Necessity; and the effect is she disappears within the file system for the 6 the
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months of Persephone's 'Hades' term. Part of the plot then becomes finding out if Shara will pop out again automatically]].) It's even lampshaded in a threat from Ravirn to Lachesis: that the Raven has already wreaked several major and lasting changes to the Greek multiverse, and he is quite possibly capable of taking down Fate forever.


* SexualKarma: Ravirn ends up with several Goddesses or Powers that have either dated him, or otherwise care about him. To quote Zeus, in ''Spellcrash'': I don't know how you do it, boy. Two Cities, Discord, and even Persephone. Not quick wit, that's for sure. Maybe it's that whole endangered-puppy thing you've got going on." Also, two web-goblins flirt in various ways, and even outright do their best to help him out, or keep him informed; the stated primary/only reason they don't try harder for a relationship is the size difference.

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* SexualKarma: Ravirn ends up with several Goddesses or Powers that have either dated him, or otherwise care about him. To quote Zeus, in ''Spellcrash'': I ''[=SpellCrash=]'': "I don't know how you do it, boy. Two Cities, Discord, and even Persephone. Not quick wit, that's for sure. Maybe it's that whole endangered-puppy thing you've got going on." Also, two web-goblins flirt in various ways, and even outright do their best to help him out, or keep him informed; the stated primary/only reason they don't try harder for a relationship is the size difference.


* AppleOfDiscord: Ravirn, at one point, wonders what happened to it; he suspects that Aphrodite dropped it in a closet somewhere, chasing after the next 'glittering thing. It turns out Eris (aka "Discord") kept it; it's been modified to allow computer network access, and sports the label "For the specialist".



* SexualKarma: Ravirn ends up with several Goddesses or Powers that have either dated him, or otherwise care about him. To quote Zeus, in ''Spellcrash'': I don't know how you do it, boy. Two Cities, Discord, and even Persephone. Not quick wit, that's for sure. Maybe it's that whole endangered-puppy thing you've got going on." Also, two web-goblins flirt in various ways, and even outright do their best to help him out, or keep him informed; the stated primary/only reason they don't try harder for a relationship is the size difference.



--> [she] went back to telling a shaggy-dog story involving actual shaggy dogs, including Cerberus, Ares's "mutts of war", Sirius, and a tail without a cat, which for reasons unclear was trying to find its lost smile.

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--> [she] '[She] went back to telling a shaggy-dog story involving actual shaggy dogs, including Cerberus, Ares's "mutts of war", Sirius, and a tail without a cat, which for reasons unclear was trying to find its lost smile.'

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* ImpaledPalm: Occasionally, accessing a computer requires being there 'in spirit'; part of the process involves sticking an athame into the person's palm, with the other end linked to the computer with (effectively) an USB cable.


* StatusQuoIsGod: Subverted. It's very much the case in some of the myths that form the source material; some of Ravirn's adventures involve breaking the status quo, as in [[spoiler:freeing Persephone from Hades and removing the sword from Fenris's jaw]]. It's even lampshaded in a threat from Ravirn to Lachesis: that the Raven has already wreaked several major and lasting changes to the Greek multiverse, and he is quite possibly capable of taking down Fate forever.

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* StatusQuoIsGod: Subverted. It's very much the case in some of the myths that form the source material; some of Ravirn's adventures involve breaking the status quo, as in [[spoiler:freeing Persephone from Hades and removing the sword from Fenris's jaw]]. (And even ''that'' keeps a Status Quo, of sorts: [[spoiler:Persephone herself is free to walk around all year, but Shara has to take her place within Necessity; and the effect is she disappears within the file system for the 6 months of Persephone's 'Hades' term. Part of the plot then becomes finding out if Shara will pop out again automatically]].) It's even lampshaded in a threat from Ravirn to Lachesis: that the Raven has already wreaked several major and lasting changes to the Greek multiverse, and he is quite possibly capable of taking down Fate forever.


** Also, when Ravirn shapeshifts, he taps the chaos, then 'tells the universe', that - guess what? - he just happens to have a different shape now. If he doesn't foucus, though, he's just as likely to be a small expanding cloud of vapor.

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** Also, when Ravirn shapeshifts, he taps the chaos, then 'tells the universe', that - guess what? - he just happens to have a different shape now. If he doesn't foucus, focus, though, he's just as likely to be a small expanding cloud of vapor.

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* EntropyAndChaosMagic: The Multiverse is set in a 'sea' of chaos, and most magic uses it as a source of energy. How chaotic the result is depends on how well designed the spell is; also, it can be 'tamed' by passing through webgoblins and trolls, since they use "chaos taps" as an 'always on' power supply. But, if it's accessed without any controls (which Ravirn does once to get away from Hades), the result looks like a nuke went off.
** Also, when Ravirn shapeshifts, he taps the chaos, then 'tells the universe', that - guess what? - he just happens to have a different shape now. If he doesn't foucus, though, he's just as likely to be a small expanding cloud of vapor.

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* ScorpionPeople: But with the "human half" replacing the scorpion's tail....


* SummonBiggerFish: While being chased Ravirn uses Jurassic Gas spell which creates gasoline into it past living form in this case dinosaurs.
* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: Webgoblin AIs, though treated as mere machinery, actually possess free will.

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* SummonBiggerFish: While being chased Ravirn uses Jurassic Gas the "Jurassic Gas" spell which creates reverts gasoline into it its past living form form- in this case case, dinosaurs.
* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: Webgoblin AIs, [=AIs=], though treated as mere machinery, actually possess free will.


* FlamingHair: Tisiphone. Yes, including her pubic hair.
* FullFrontalAssault: The Furies. As living embodiments of Vengeance, they don't care much for human values like modesty.

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* FlamingHair: Tisiphone. Yes, including her pubic hair.
hair. (At various points she gets labeled "Little Red Flaming Hood".)
* FullFrontalAssault: The Furies. As living embodiments of Vengeance, they don't care much for human values like modesty. (And it's implied they don't even need clothes for protection against weather.)



* {{Magitek}}: All advanced electronics used by wizards can use some level of magic, and often transform into some sort of magical being (pixies, goblins, trolls so far).

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* {{Magitek}}: All advanced electronics used by wizards can use some level of magic, and often transform into some sort of magical being (pixies, goblins, trolls so far).[[note]]As in, the PDA's, laptops, and mainframes can also transform into the pixies, goblins, and trolls as an alt-mode in order to communicate better with their 'users'.[[/note]]


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* Myth/GreekMythologyMyth/GreekMythology: Most of the main character either are the 'original characters' featured (e.g. Zeus, Atlas, Persiphone), or are related to them in some way



* OhMyGods: "Chaos and discord!" is used as an invective, as are "Sweet Necessity" and "Powers and Incarnations".


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* OhMyGods: "Chaos and discord!" is used as an invective, as are "Sweet Necessity" and "Powers and Incarnations".
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: Once a main character realizes that [[spoiler:webgoblins and webtrolls are independent creatures with souls]], they tend to stop requiring the use of "Boss" or "Master" (depending on family history), and phrase orders with "Please" instead of "Execute", but the goblin (or troll) will still say "Boss"/"Master" to be contrary. If the person doesn't complain... They have some serious business on their mind.


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* ServileSnarker: Primarily Melchior to Ravirn, but it applies to any relationship where a person lets a webgoblin or webtroll talk back.[[note]]Due to design and history webgoblins and -trolls automatically start off subserviently.[[/note]] At several points it's used as an alert that someone has something on their mind, if they don't argue about the use of the otherwise common term "Boss".

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