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The series centers predominantly around alien characters, most of whom fall into the category of [[PettingZooPeople anthropomorphism]] in one way or another. Gritty and cynical [[{{Cyberpunk}} cyberpunk]] themes abound, along with plenty of [[DeadpanSnarker snark]] and a fair dose of comedy.

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The series centers predominantly around alien characters, most of whom fall into the category of [[PettingZooPeople [[SlidingScaleOfAnthropomorphism anthropomorphism]] in one way or another. Gritty and cynical [[{{Cyberpunk}} cyberpunk]] themes abound, along with plenty of [[DeadpanSnarker snark]] and a fair dose of comedy.



* BeastMan: Quite a lot of them on Riesel, including most of the main characters.



* LionsAndTigersAndHumansOhMy: The series features quite a few alien species that appear to be [[PettingZooPeople anthropomorphic animals]] (canine Sirukti and Lonkapi, feline Kalasi and Aaltice, lapine Subbecjus, etc), but there are also Humans.

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* LionsAndTigersAndHumansOhMy: The series features quite a few alien species that appear to be [[PettingZooPeople [[BeastMan anthropomorphic animals]] (canine Sirukti and Lonkapi, feline Kalasi and Aaltice, lapine Subbecjus, etc), but there are also Humans.



* PettingZooPeople: Quite a lot of them on Riesel, including most of the main characters.

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* EveryoneIsArmed: Self-defense is an unspoken requirement for living on Riesel.


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* ExcitedShowTitle: The hyper-violent and nonsensical [[ShowWithinAShow show-within-a-show]] ''Insanity! Arbitrary Killfest''.


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* ImpossiblePickleJar: One of these resides in Nhauh's fridge.


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* ALoadOfBull: Binnikods are powerfully-built dog/bull aliens that largely resemble minotaurs.


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* PlatonicLifePartners: Mentioned by Ramy in response to someone accusing her and Runge of being a couple, although she cringes when she realizes what she said.


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* WeaponizedExhaust: The ''Salona'' makes this quite apparent in the first story.


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* WorldOfBadass: Most of the characters are rough-and-tumble people, a necessity for surviving in most areas on Riesel.


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* YouAreNumberSix: Fifteen, the Dijnvol mercenary.


* CallBack: The plot of ''Reprisal'' (the third story) deals largely with the consequences of what occurred in ''First'' ([[CaptainObvious the first story]]), making it a [[SequelEpisode sequel episode]] as well.

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* CallBack: The plot of ''Reprisal'' (the third story) deals largely with the consequences of what occurred in ''First'' ([[CaptainObvious the (the first story]]), story), making it a [[SequelEpisode sequel episode]] as well.


'''''Riesel Tales: Two Hunters''''' is a series of short science fiction works by Roystonn Pruitt, with the first four stories comprising ''Riesel Tales: Two Hunters, Volume 1''.

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'''''Riesel ''Riesel Tales: Two Hunters''''' Hunters'' is a series of short science fiction works by Roystonn Pruitt, with the first four stories comprising ''Riesel Tales: Two Hunters, Volume 1''.



* ChubbyChaser: Soo is very much this, though this isn't apparent until [[spoiler: the end of ''Reprisal'', and it's directed at...Runge. While he is by no means chubby, Soo expresses her intent to ''change'' this, telling Ramy that Runge is "Gorgeous, though a bit scrawny...but I can fix that."]]

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* ChubbyChaser: Soo is very much this, though this isn't apparent until [[spoiler: the end of ''Reprisal'', and it's directed at... Runge. While he is by no means chubby, Soo expresses her intent to ''change'' this, telling Ramy that Runge is "Gorgeous, though a bit scrawny... but I can fix that."]]"]]
* CollapsibleHelmet: Ramy's helmet is not able to be put on in the conventional sense: it emits from the collar of the suit as a series of ribbons that ''weave around her head and solidify.''



* CoolHelmet[=/=]CollapsibleHelmet: Ramy gets one in ''Reprisal'' with a matching set of armor. It has no obvious visor, being composed of a one-way substance that can only be seen through from the inside. It's also not able to be put on in the conventional sense: it emits from the collar of the suit as a series of ribbons that ''weave around her head and solidify.'' It also has a music player, Internet browsing, and...silly holographic expressions that can be projected on the outer surface.

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* CoolHelmet[=/=]CollapsibleHelmet: CoolHelmet: Ramy gets one in ''Reprisal'' with a matching set of armor. It has no obvious visor, being composed of a one-way substance that can only be seen through from the inside. It's also not able to be put on in the conventional sense: it emits from the collar of the suit as a series of ribbons that ''weave around her head and solidify.'' It also has a music player, Internet browsing, and...and... silly holographic expressions that can be projected on the outer surface.


* {{Badass}}: Most of the characters, being bounty hunters and mercenaries. Considering the titular planet's status as a [[WretchedHive wretched hive,]] it [[JustifiedTrope makes sense]].

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* HehHehYouSaidX: Ramy points out a sniper target to Runge by saying "There he is, dead ahead." Runge responds, "Heh, you said 'dead.' "


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* LionsAndTigersAndHumansOhMy: The series features quite a few alien species that appear to be [[PettingZooPeople anthropomorphic animals]] (canine Sirukti and Lonkapi, feline Kalasi and Aaltice, lapine Subbecjus, etc), but there are also Humans.


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* MusclesAreMeaningless: Averted. The strongest characters have the muscles to show for it.


In the year 8202, two [[BountyHunter bounty hunters]] by the names of [[{{Jerkass}} Runge Margavo]] and [[StraightMan Ramy Dusotes]] try to make a living doing what they do best on the infamous [[CrapsackWorld dystopian]] [[CityPlanet urban planet]] of Riesel. Surviving on such a world is hard enough, and their clashing personalities don't make things any easier. Runge is a [[EmbodimentOfVice wisecracking vice addict]] who frequents clubs and bars when he's not on a mission. Ramy, his [[StrictlyProfessionalRelationship platonic]] partner in business, serves as his mostly straight-minded female [[{{Foil}} foil]].

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In the year 8202, two [[BountyHunter bounty hunters]] by the names of [[{{Jerkass}} Runge Margavo]] and [[StraightMan Ramy Dusotes]] try to make a living doing what they do best on the infamous [[CrapsackWorld dystopian]] [[CityPlanet urban planet]] of Riesel. Surviving on such a world is hard enough, and their clashing personalities don't make things any easier. Runge is a [[EmbodimentOfVice wisecracking vice addict]] who frequents clubs and bars when he's not on a mission. Ramy, his [[StrictlyProfessionalRelationship [[OddCouple platonic]] partner in business, serves as his mostly straight-minded female [[{{Foil}} foil]].



* AllPlanetsAreEarthlike: Averted. Riesel, with its neverending cityscape and pale skies, is not much like Earth. Another example is Sig's homeworld of Heverlamid, which has much more oxygen than Earth.



* FaceNodAction: Runge and Ramy do this at the end of ''Club Gig''.



* FinishingStomp: [[spoiler: Soo's way of defeating the Zaxadin guard in ''Reprisal.'' ]]



* GlobalCurrency: The jucal is the most common currency on Riesel and the surrounding areas, although it isn't the only currency used.



* StrictlyProfessionalRelationship: Runge and Ramy, to the point of feeling physically ill at the mere thought of being anything more.


* StarfishRobots: Mr. Fyowhe's robotic suit. The official Riesel DeviantArt account shows it [[http://rieseluniverse.deviantart.com/art/Mr-Fyowhe-Color-412333408 here.]]

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* StarfishRobots: Mr. Fyowhe's robotic suit. The official Riesel DeviantArt Website/DeviantArt account shows it [[http://rieseluniverse.deviantart.com/art/Mr-Fyowhe-Color-412333408 here.]]


In the year 8202, two [[BountyHunter bounty hunters]] by the names of [[{{Jerkass}} Runge Margavo]] and [[StraightMan Ramy Dusotes]] try to make a living doing what they do best on the infamous [[CrapsackWorld crapsack]] [[CityPlanet urban planet]] of Riesel. Surviving on such a world is hard enough, and their clashing personalities don't make things any easier. Runge is a [[EmbodimentOfVice wisecracking sybarite]] who frequents clubs and bars when he's not on a mission, and Ramy, his [[StrictlyProfessionalRelationship platonic]] partner in business, serves as his mostly straight-minded female [[{{Foil}} foil]].

The series centers predominantly around alien characters, most of whom fall into the category of [[PettingZooPeople anthropomorphism]] in one way or another. [[{{Cyberpunk}} Grit and cynicism]] are common themes, along with plenty of [[DeadpanSnarker snark]] and a fair dose of comedy.

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In the year 8202, two [[BountyHunter bounty hunters]] by the names of [[{{Jerkass}} Runge Margavo]] and [[StraightMan Ramy Dusotes]] try to make a living doing what they do best on the infamous [[CrapsackWorld crapsack]] dystopian]] [[CityPlanet urban planet]] of Riesel. Surviving on such a world is hard enough, and their clashing personalities don't make things any easier. Runge is a [[EmbodimentOfVice wisecracking sybarite]] vice addict]] who frequents clubs and bars when he's not on a mission, and mission. Ramy, his [[StrictlyProfessionalRelationship platonic]] partner in business, serves as his mostly straight-minded female [[{{Foil}} foil]].

The series centers predominantly around alien characters, most of whom fall into the category of [[PettingZooPeople anthropomorphism]] in one way or another. Gritty and cynical [[{{Cyberpunk}} Grit and cynicism]] are common themes, cyberpunk]] themes abound, along with plenty of [[DeadpanSnarker snark]] and a fair dose of comedy.



* CityPlanet: The titular planet Riesel. The average skyscraper height on Riesel is ''five miles'', and there are buildings that stretch up to ''forty miles'' above ''that''. Other cityworlds are mentioned as well (Riesel's population of twelve trillion being considered ''anemic'' compared to them), and the wiki [[http://rieseluniverse.wikia.com/wiki/Ecumenopolis indicates]] that they are rather common in the galaxy.

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* CityPlanet: The titular planet Riesel. The average skyscraper height on Riesel is ''five miles'', five miles, and there are buildings that stretch up to ''forty miles'' forty miles above ''that''.that. Other cityworlds are mentioned as well (Riesel's population of twelve trillion being considered ''anemic'' compared to them), and the wiki [[http://rieseluniverse.wikia.com/wiki/Ecumenopolis indicates]] that they are rather common in the galaxy.



* EliteMooks: The protagonists encounter one of these in ''Reprisal''.



* EliteMooks: The protagonists encounter one of these in ''Reprisal''.


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* FunWithAcronyms: Brebor is derived from BrEbOr, which means Bright Ebony Organization.


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* MyHovercraftIsFullOfEels: The translation device that Runge and Ramy use when talking to Nhauh is humorously inaccurate. Nhauh points out that it's using the wrong dialect.


* AliensSpeakingEnglish: Completely [[AvertedTrope averted]]. It's just [[TranslationConvention translated into English]] for us Earthlings. Specifically, most of the characters speak Anczica.

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* AliensSpeakingEnglish: Completely [[AvertedTrope averted]].Averted]]. It's just [[TranslationConvention translated into English]] for us Earthlings. Specifically, most of the characters speak Anczica.



* ArtifactTitle: The Prakuul system, within which Riesel orbits, was named such by the now-defunct Prakuul Corporation, a [[MegaCorp megacorp]] that once ruled Riesel as a corporatocracy.
* ArtificialGravity: A common technology in the Riesel universe. Ships use "emulators" for the sake of internal gravity and maneuvering in space, "repellers" for the opposite effect, and a "momentum counterbalance" (or "mo-co") to prevent damage of crew and cargo due to the effects of rapid acceleration/deceleration.



* BareYourMidriff: The prostitute in ''Club Gig'', and the fashion model in ''Reprisal''.



* BurgerFool: Pizza Chairman, Burger Entropy, Cheerful Fish Thug...



* CoolHelmet: Ramy gets one in ''Reprisal'' with a matching set of armor. It has no obvious visor, being composed of a one-way substance that can only be seen through from the inside. It's also not able to be put on in the conventional sense: it emits from the collar of the suit as a series of ribbons that ''weave around her head and solidify.'' It also has a music player, Internet browsing, and...silly holographic expressions that can be projected on the outer surface.

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* CoolHelmet: CoolHelmet[=/=]CollapsibleHelmet: Ramy gets one in ''Reprisal'' with a matching set of armor. It has no obvious visor, being composed of a one-way substance that can only be seen through from the inside. It's also not able to be put on in the conventional sense: it emits from the collar of the suit as a series of ribbons that ''weave around her head and solidify.'' It also has a music player, Internet browsing, and...silly holographic expressions that can be projected on the outer surface.


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* CyberpunkWithAChanceOfRain: Averted. Since the average skyscraper height is five miles, nobody experiences rain.


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* GagBoobs: Sa and Sookaiya. [[spoiler: Subverted when Sa shapeshifts back to "her" original androgynous form]].
* {{Gainaxing}}: Happens in ''Reprisal'' with Sa, [[spoiler: [[InvokedTrope invoked]] because "she's" trying to seduce Runge]]. In the same story, it happens with [[BrawnHilda Sookaiya's stomach]] but [[SubvertedTrope not her breasts]].


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* {{Gonk}}: From Runge's perspective, the [[BrawnHilda massive]] Soo counts as this.


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* HandsomeLech: Runge.


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* HitmanWithAHeart: Played straight for Ramy; averted for Runge.


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* InterspeciesFriendship: Runge and Ramy are this, as are Sookaiya and Cutolla.


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* MulticoloredHair: Ramy's hair is naturally two tones of brown.
* MulticulturalAlienPlanet: Explicitly stated to be true for nearly every planet in the galaxy.
* MyEyesAreUpHere: Being the lech that he is, Runge is bound to instigate this. Happens in ''Reprisal''.


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* OneLiner: Runge is prone to dishing these out.


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* PollutedWasteland: Riesel's ground level is this.


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* PreAssKickingOneLiner: Quoth Soo, "And my heart takes the shape of a bullet."
* {{Precursors}}: There was a collection of ancient species called the Anterior Base who existed over 100,000 years ago. The [[CatFolk Aaltice]] are one of a small handful left and still have the [[SufficientlyAdvancedAliens technology]] to show for it, [[NeglectfulPrecursors although they're very stingy with it]].


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* ShapeshiftingSeducer: [[spoiler: Sa is one of these.]]


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* UngovernableGalaxy: Shown to be quite true in the supplementary material.


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* UnusualUserInterface: The holographic consoles of the ''Salona'', the [[CoolHelmet thought-controlled]] [[CollapsibleHelmet helmet]] interface of Ramy's elite armor, and the holographic virtual reality bubble for controlling a turret on the ''Carnivorous Summer Flower''. Then there's the optical camo suits Runge and Ramy use in the story ''Club Gig'' that also double as hover suits, all controlled by simple movements.


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* VoluntaryShapeshifting: [[spoiler: Sa can do this with great effect.]]


The stories tell the events that occur on the [[CrapsackWorld crapsack]] [[CityPlanet city-covered planet]] of Riesel, dealing with the two main [[BountyHunter bounty hunter]] characters [[{{Jerkass}} Runge Margavo]] and [[StraightMan Ramy Dusotes]], whose clashing personalities are just about as dangerous as the missions they carry out. The series centers predominantly around alien characters, most of whom resemble [[PettingZooPeople anthropomorphized Earth animals]] in one way or another. However, there's nothing cute or cuddly about it, with [[{{Cyberpunk}} grit and cynicism]] being prevalent alongside plenty of [[DeadpanSnarker snark]] and a fair dose of comedy.

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The stories tell In the events that occur on the [[CrapsackWorld crapsack]] [[CityPlanet city-covered planet]] of Riesel, dealing with the year 8202, two main [[BountyHunter bounty hunter]] characters hunters]] by the names of [[{{Jerkass}} Runge Margavo]] and [[StraightMan Ramy Dusotes]], whose Dusotes]] try to make a living doing what they do best on the infamous [[CrapsackWorld crapsack]] [[CityPlanet urban planet]] of Riesel. Surviving on such a world is hard enough, and their clashing personalities are just about don't make things any easier. Runge is a [[EmbodimentOfVice wisecracking sybarite]] who frequents clubs and bars when he's not on a mission, and Ramy, his [[StrictlyProfessionalRelationship platonic]] partner in business, serves as dangerous as the missions they carry out. his mostly straight-minded female [[{{Foil}} foil]].

The series centers predominantly around alien characters, most of whom resemble fall into the category of [[PettingZooPeople anthropomorphized Earth animals]] anthropomorphism]] in one way or another. However, there's nothing cute or cuddly about it, with [[{{Cyberpunk}} grit Grit and cynicism]] being prevalent alongside are common themes, along with plenty of [[DeadpanSnarker snark]] and a fair dose of comedy.



* AntiHero: Most of the characters, including Runge and Ramy, though moreso for Runge. They're either bounty hunters, mercenaries, or someone who runs a company involving such people.

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* AntiHero: Most of the characters, including Runge and Ramy, though moreso more so for Runge. They're either bounty hunters, mercenaries, or someone who runs a company involving such people.



* BoobsOfSteel: Sookaiya's voluminous bust goes right along with her status as a walking tank; she's the most powerful fighting female shown thus far. Ramy has a lesser version, being a rather muscular action girl who's also got some [[StoutStrength pudge]] to go along with it.



* CallBack: The plot of ''Reprisal'' (the third story) deals largely with the consequences of what occurred in ''First'' ([[CaptainObvious the first story]]), making it a [[SequelEpisode sequel episode]] as well.



* CatchPhrase: Ramy often says "Sounds good" and "Noted."



* [[CityOfAdventure Cityworld of Adventure]]: Riesel is one continuous city stuffed to obesity with crime and danger.



* CoolStarship: The Aaltice starship mentioned in ''First'', which is speculated to have "metamorphic properties and other features that barely existed even in the science fiction works of most species."

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* CoolStarship: The ''Salona'' and the ''Carnivorous Summer Flower'', as well as the Aaltice starship mentioned in ''First'', which ''First''. The last one in particular is speculated to have "metamorphic properties and other features that barely existed even in the science fiction works of most species.""
* CorruptPolitician: Riesel has a long history of hosting these, and is currently being led by a mafia dictatorship.



* {{Foreshadowing}}: Soo's horn-stab against the guard in ''Reprisal'' is repeated when she [[spoiler: defeats the Dijnvol mercenary]].



* GreatOffscreenWar: The War of Ninth Sanctuary, which Runge participated in back when he was in the military.



* HarmlessVillain: Subverted by [[spoiler: the Zaxadin Cartel]], who ''can'' win through sheer numbers and [[spoiler: upgraded their power with a huge combat robot in ''Reprisal''.]]



* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: Soo has natural bull horns and a thirst for combat. It comes to its logical conclusion.



* NamesTheSame: Riesel is a real town in Texas. It's also a surname, and according to the Riesel wiki, the planet was named after the discoverer, thus making it an [[{{Egopolis}} egopolis]] as well.



* StrictlyProfessionalRelationship: Runge and Ramy, to the point of feeling physically ill at the mere thought of being anything more.



* ThemeNaming: Several names in the series are lifted and modified (more or less) from towns around the world, but most often from [[EverythingIsBigInTexas Texas]], Mr. Pruitt's homeland.



* TheWikiRule: [[http://rieseluniverse.wikia.com The Riesel Universe Wiki.]]


* AntiHero: Most of the characters, including Runge and Ramy, though more so for Runge. They're either bounty hunters, mercenaries, or someone who runs a company involving such people.

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* AntiHero: Most of the characters, including Runge and Ramy, though more so moreso for Runge. They're either bounty hunters, mercenaries, or someone who runs a company involving such people.



* BrandNameTakeover: Most social androids are called "Rets", which is a shortening of an old, popular brand of androids called [=RetiNew=].



* CallARabbitASmeerp: Droids are usually referred to as "Rets," short for "Reti New". This was originally the name of a special line of social droids made to accompany their owners wherever they went, but has since become a generic term for all social droids.

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* CallARabbitASmeerp: Droids are usually referred to as "Rets," short for "Reti New".[=RetiNew=]. This was originally the name of a special line of social droids made to accompany their owners wherever they went, but has since become a generic term for all social droids.



* CoolHelmet: Ramy gets one in ''Reprisal'' with a matching set of armor. It has no obvious visor, being composed of a one-way substance that can only be seen through from the inside. It's also not able to be put on in the conventional sense: it emits from the collar of the suit as a series of ribbons that ''weave around her head and solidify.'' It also has a music player, Internet browsing, and...silly holographic expressions that can be projected on the outer surface.



* EverythingsBetterWithChocolate: Three alien equivalents of chocolate are mentioned: beskedar, haisq, and sthoxa.[[note]]Sthoxa is only noted in the supplementary material on the wiki.[[/note]]



* FloatingContinent: Riesel's affluent and overpopulated past required the construction of aerial cities the size of mountain ranges. They're still aloft, but badly neglected and falling apart.



* Hunk: Runge likes to keep his physique up to the standards of a male model. Soo even describes him as "[[PrettyBoy gorgeous]]," and she's not even the same ''species''.

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* Hunk: {{Hunk}}: Runge likes to keep his physique up to the standards of a male model. Soo even describes him as "[[PrettyBoy gorgeous]]," and she's not even the same ''species''.



* {{Jerkass}}: Runge, with his derisive comments; Sig, who has his employees pick on Ramy; and Mr. Fyowhe, whose existence is oppressive. Ramy can be this on occasion since she's described as being prone to teasing Runge for his weaknesses.

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* {{Jerkass}}: Runge, with his derisive comments; Sig, who has his employees pick on Ramy; and Mr. Fyowhe, whose existence ''existence'' is oppressive. Ramy can be this on occasion since she's described as being prone to teasing Runge for his weaknesses.



* MultiArmedAndDangerous: Cutolla has four of them.



* PlanetOfHats: [[PlayedForLaughs Played for laughs]] when a ''literal'' version is mentioned in a tabloid that Ramy finds on the ground in ''Club Gig''.

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* PlanetOfHats: [[PlayedForLaughs Played for laughs]] when a ''literal'' version is mentioned in a tabloid that Ramy finds on the ground in ''Club Gig''. Played straight in that Riesel is a crime-infested planet of cityscape and decay.



* SkyscraperCity: Riesel is covered with miles-high skyscrapers.



* StarfishRobots: Mr. Fyowhe's robotic suit. The official Riesel DeviantArt account shows it [[http://rieseluniverse.deviantart.com/art/Mr-Fyowhe-Sketch-364349860 here.]]

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* StarfishRobots: Mr. Fyowhe's robotic suit. The official Riesel DeviantArt account shows it [[http://rieseluniverse.deviantart.com/art/Mr-Fyowhe-Sketch-364349860 com/art/Mr-Fyowhe-Color-412333408 here.]]]]
* StarScraper: The average skyscraper height on Riesel is five miles. The tallest towers stretch to nearly ''fifty.''



* UnusualEuphemism: Prakuul and other stars are used as a replacement for purgatory, only in a more physical sense. It's basically the same as [[KillItWithFire telling someone to die in a fire]].
-->'''Ramy''': "The deepest depths of the hottest blue suns are reserved for people like you."



* VocalDissonance: The Kalasi client has a very deep voice for someone who is around four feet tall.

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* VocalDissonance: The Kalasi client from ''First'' has a very deep voice for someone who is around four feet tall.


* CommonTongue: Mostly averted on Riesel. Anczica (Runge and Ramy's native language) is relatively common and most of the main characters can speak it, but translators are still a necessary accessory for daily activities, as made evident in ''Lonely Tenant''. In the greater galaxy ([[http://rieseluniverse.wikia.com/wiki/The_galaxy#Speech according to the wiki]]), this trope is almost completely averted, with each planet playing host to ''thousands'' of languages.

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* CommonTongue: Mostly averted on Riesel.Averted. Anczica (Runge and Ramy's native language) is relatively common and most of the main characters can speak it, but translators are still a necessary accessory for daily activities, as made evident in ''Lonely Tenant''. In the greater galaxy ([[http://rieseluniverse.wikia.com/wiki/The_galaxy#Speech according to the wiki]]), this trope is almost completely averted, averted to a greater extent, with each planet playing host to ''thousands'' of languages.


The stories tell the events that occur on the [[CrapsackWorld crapsack]] [[CityPlanet city-covered planet]] of Riesel, dealing with the two main [[BountyHunter bounty hunter]] characters [[{{Jerkass}} Runge Margavo]] and [[StraightMan Ramy Dusotes]], whose clashing personalities are just about as dangerous as the missions they carry out. The series centers predominantly around alien characters, most of whom resemble [[PettingZooPeople anthropomorphized Earth animals]] in one way or another. Despite this, there's nothing cute or cuddly about it, with [[{{Cyberpunk}} grit and cynicism]] being prevalent alongside plenty of [[DeadpanSnarker snark]] and a fair dose of comedy.

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The stories tell the events that occur on the [[CrapsackWorld crapsack]] [[CityPlanet city-covered planet]] of Riesel, dealing with the two main [[BountyHunter bounty hunter]] characters [[{{Jerkass}} Runge Margavo]] and [[StraightMan Ramy Dusotes]], whose clashing personalities are just about as dangerous as the missions they carry out. The series centers predominantly around alien characters, most of whom resemble [[PettingZooPeople anthropomorphized Earth animals]] in one way or another. Despite this, However, there's nothing cute or cuddly about it, with [[{{Cyberpunk}} grit and cynicism]] being prevalent alongside plenty of [[DeadpanSnarker snark]] and a fair dose of comedy.



* ActionGirl: Ramy and Sookaiya "Soo" Venatosh. Good GRIEF, Sookaiya. Ramy, being one half of the titular duo, has shown herself to be quite competent in combat. Sookaiya takes it a step further by being a [[StoutStrength walking tank]] and using a [[{{BFG}} gun to match]].

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* ActionGirl: Ramy and Sookaiya "Soo" Venatosh. Good GRIEF, Sookaiya. Ramy, being one half of the titular duo, has shown herself to be quite competent in combat. Sookaiya takes it a step further by being a [[StoutStrength walking tank]] and using a [[{{BFG}} gun to match]].



* AllThereInTheManual: The [[http://rieseluniverse.wikia.com wiki]] has a huge amount of backstory and information not mentioned in the stories.



* AntiHero: Most of the characters, including Runge and Ramy, though moreso for Runge. They're either bounty hunters, mercenaries, or someone who runs a company involving such people.

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* AntiHero: Most of the characters, including Runge and Ramy, though moreso more so for Runge. They're either bounty hunters, mercenaries, or someone who runs a company involving such people.



* BookEnds: ''Club Gig'' begins and ends in the titular club.



* CasualInterstellarTravel: Quite common in galactic society.

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* TheCasanova: Runge is quite the womanizer.
* CasualInterstellarTravel: Quite Very common in galactic society.society.
* [[CelibateHero Celibate Antihero]]: Ramy avoids romance due to the prevalence of idiots and sexual predators on Riesel.



* ChubbyChaser: Soo is very much this, and it has [[UnfortunateImplications unfortunate implications]] for [[spoiler: Runge at the end of ''Reprisal''. Runge is by no means chubby, but Soo expresses her intent to change that, telling Ramy that Runge is "Gorgeous, though a bit scrawny...but I can fix that."]]

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* ChubbyChaser: Soo is very much this, and it has [[UnfortunateImplications unfortunate implications]] for though this isn't apparent until [[spoiler: Runge at the end of ''Reprisal''. Runge ''Reprisal'', and it's directed at...Runge. While he is by no means chubby, but Soo expresses her intent to change that, ''change'' this, telling Ramy that Runge is "Gorgeous, though a bit scrawny...but I can fix that."]]



* DeathGlare: Ramy does this on occasion to Runge.
* DeathWorld: Taloluht, the homeworld of one of the bar patrons Ramy sees in ''Club Gig'', is described as being filled with meat-thirsty predators. Riesel also counts as one of these to an extent, especially the lowest levels that never get sunlight.
* DescriptionPorn: Lots of things get salient detail, expecially Riesel and the structures upon it.
* DistractedByTheSexy: One of Runge's trademarks, even to the point of distracting from a mission. When this happens to him just before the mission in ''Club Gig,'' Ramy gives both Runge and his target a verbal carpet-bombing.



* EternalEnglish: Completely averted. The only hint of English mentioned in any of the supplementary material is Ninth Millennium English. Considering how real-life English has changed over the past thousand years, the "English" noted on the wiki is not likely anything akin to present-day English.



* FlatWhat: Ramy's reaction to Cutolla asking her to "give us a little twirl" after she dons a new combat suit.



* GirlsWithGuns: Ramy and Soo, in accordance with their occupation.



* {{Hunk}}: Runge likes to keep his physique up to the standards of a male model. Soo even describes him as "[[PrettyBoy gorgeous]]," and she's not even the same ''species''.

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* {{Hunk}}: HornedHumanoid: Soo has horns like a steer and isn't afraid to use them.
* Hunk:
Runge likes to keep his physique up to the standards of a male model. Soo even describes him as "[[PrettyBoy gorgeous]]," and she's not even the same ''species''.''species''.
* HyperspaceLanes: According to the [[http://rieseluniverse.wikia.com/wiki/The_galaxy#Travel wiki,]] there are many crisscrossing the galaxy.



* IllGirl: Although not in the sense of a pathogenic illness, Nhauh is extremely malnourished from being on Riesel for three months with inadequate food.

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* IllGirl: Although not in the conventional sense of a pathogenic an illness, Nhauh is extremely malnourished from being on Riesel for three months with inadequate food.



* {{Ladette}}: Soo isn't very feminine and can be quite animated. Her method of greeting consists of forcefully dropping her hand on a person's shoulder, which gives the much smaller Ramy an unpleasant surprise. She uses an anti-tank cannon as her gun of choice and her bull-like horns as stabbing implements.
* LargeAndInCharge: Sig is eighteen feet tall and runs a mercenary firm/weapons dealership.



* MacGuffinEscortMission: The plot of ''First''.



* MixAndMatchCritters: Sig is a cross between a generic furry mammal and a ''crustacean'', Soo is a longhorn and a collie dog, and Cutolla Ceybeck is something like a mudpuppy and a spider.

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* MixAndMatchCritters: Sig is a cross between a generic furry mammal and a ''crustacean'', Soo is a longhorn and a collie dog, and Cutolla Ceybeck is something like a mudpuppy and a spider. Nhauh is an aardwolf and a beaver.
* MomentKiller: Ramy has a flashback in ''First'' of an event that had happened a few years prior: Runge had caught her when she was about to fall off a ledge, which led to them locking eyes and kindling some special feelings...until Runge quickly pulled her back up so he could glance a passing prostitute.



* PettingZooPeople: Quite a lot of them on Riesel, including all of the main characters.

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* PettingZooPeople: Quite a lot of them on Riesel, including all most of the main characters.



* ShrinkingViolet: Nhauh isn't a very outgoing or confident individual.



* ShrinkingViolet: Nhauh isn't a very outgoing or confident individual.

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* ShrinkingViolet: Nhauh isn't a very outgoing or confident individual.SlidingScaleOfShinyVersusGritty: Gritty end by far.



* SubspaceAnsible: The subspace relays used for communicating instantly across immense interstellar distances.



* TheUnpronounceable: There are quite a few very obviously alien words, such as ''Laylndlabye''.[[note]]Which, according to the wiki, is pronounced ''LAY-uhln-D'LAHB-yeh''. It's Nhauh's native language.[[/note]] Runge even lampshades this in ''Lonely Tenant'':

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* TitleDrop: This happens in ''First'' and ''Reprisal''.
* TheUnpronounceable: There are quite a few very obviously alien words, such as ''Laylndlabye''.[[note]]Which, according to the wiki, is pronounced ''LAY-uhln-D'LAHB-yeh''. It's Nhauh's native language. To add to the confusion, there is Jedyajons, a planet mentioned by Nhauh, which is stated by the wiki as being pronounced ''JETH-uh-junz''. The name "Nhauh" itself is pronounced ''now''.[[/note]] Runge even lampshades this in ''Lonely Tenant'':


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* UsedFuture: Very few things glitter on Riesel.


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* VocalDissonance: The Kalasi client has a very deep voice for someone who is around four feet tall.


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* TheWikiRule: [[http://rieseluniverse.wikia.com The Riesel Universe Wiki.]]


* NoSuchThingAsAlienPopCulture: [[AvertedTrope Averted]] ''hard''. Aliens are described as being just as chock-full of popular culture as Human society is. For starters, there's the vending machine in ''First'' which has all kinds of flashy and calorie-laden snacks within. Runge and Ramy have access to ''millions'' of TV channels, and they occasionally mention different types of food and restaurants. An alien club is also featured as a prominent setting in ''Club Gig''.

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* NoSuchThingAsAlienPopCulture: [[AvertedTrope Averted]] ''hard''.Averted]]. Aliens are described as being just as chock-full of popular culture as Human society is. For starters, there's the vending machine in ''First'' which has all kinds of flashy and calorie-laden snacks within. Runge and Ramy have access to ''millions'' of TV channels, and they occasionally mention different types of food and restaurants. An alien club is also featured as a prominent setting in ''Club Gig''.

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