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* OracularHead: Mimir, in ''[=MythOS=]''.

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* PointyEars: As the first book says, in his natural form, Ravirn has "slightly pointed ears".


* UnusualEuphemism: Sharra: "While you and Cerice were playing slot-in-the-RAM..."

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* UnusualEuphemism: SexualEuphemism-type: Sharra: "While you and Cerice were playing slot-in-the-RAM..."

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* EverybodyLovesZeus: He acts like a college frat boy, and occasionally needs help having viruses removed from his porn browser, but... Zeus IS the god that lead the Titanomachy, overthrew his father Kronos, is leader of the Greek Pantheon, and is willing to enforce his decrees (such as "No guns on Olympus"- they 'sound too much like thunder', which is ''his'' domain) with lightning bolts.


* PowersAsPrograms: The spells used are literally coded. When one needs to use the spell, they have their familiar activate it by saying the program name. The spells can also be activated by the casters themselves by humming a tune, but this is usually more difficult and time-consuming.

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* PowersAsPrograms: The spells used are literally coded. When one needs to use the spell, they have their familiar activate it by saying the program name. The spells can also be activated by the casters themselves by humming (or whistling) a tune, but this is usually more difficult and time-consuming.


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** As to why: [[spoiler:Eris reveals in [=WebMage=] that she helped include a random factor into their core software, but it was up to the Webgoblins (and others of their type) to actually '''do''' something with it.]]

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** Ravirn eventually discovers that if he says things that are ''generally'' true, such as "Atropos would kill me." if she were brought to where he was, it would be heard "straight" with no overlay of sarcasm, whining, or any other curse effect. It helps that the 'generally true' things apply to both her plan ''and'' the fact that he's usually found where he isn't supposed to be at the time; therefore, no details being leaked.

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* InsistentTerminology: Ravirn receives a MeaningfulRename to "(the) Raven"; due to bad feelings against the one that gave him the name, Ravirn prefers to act as if it didn't happen. Eventually, others do have to point out that, [[YouCantFightFate since it was one of the FATES that gave him the name]], he might as well come to terms with it.


* TheTunguskaEvent: Apparently this was caused by Tisiphone being careless with one of her Fury travel gates.

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* TheTunguskaEvent: Apparently this was caused by Tisiphone being careless with one of her Fury travel gates. As in, not closing it- it's basically two 'tears' in reality, and takes a lot of energy to keep open, especially since both endpoints are "moving" relative to each other. When the energy requirement become too much and the portal snaps shut... This gets brought up when Ravirn is told that ''he'' (unintentionally) left one open.

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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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