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* SortingAlgorithmOfEvil: not followed strictly, but for the most part the fights get harder over the course of the story. They go from dealing with the relatively minor villains initially in Brockton Bay to [[spoiler:Golden Morning, when Scion goes OmnicidalManiac on Brockton Bay and the rest of the world.]]

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* SortingAlgorithmOfEvil: not Not followed strictly, but for the most part the fights get harder over the course of the story. They go from dealing with the relatively minor villains initially in Brockton Bay to [[spoiler:Golden Morning, when Scion goes OmnicidalManiac on Brockton Bay and the rest of the world.]]


** Grue edits of his PHO wiki page to hide certain aspects of his power.

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** Grue edits of his PHO wiki page to hide certain aspects of his power.


** [[spoiler:Weaver killing Aster was another example, since the latter was held captive by The expanded Slaughterhouse 9, rescue was impossible, and Jack was going to torture her to spite urity and Golem and in the hope that her trigger event was the thing that would end the world]] (which was also the other reason Weaver killed her)]].

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** [[spoiler:Weaver killing Aster was another example, since the latter was held captive by The expanded Slaughterhouse 9, rescue was impossible, and Jack was going to torture her to spite urity Purity and Golem and in the hope that her trigger event was the thing that would end the world]] world (which was also the other reason Weaver killed her)]].


** [[spoiler:the Travelers]] stand when Legend tells everyone who faced an Endbringer before to do so. We later find this is because [[spoiler:they are victims of the Simurgh]].

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** [[spoiler:the [[spoiler:The Travelers]] stand when Legend tells everyone who faced an Endbringer before to do so. We later find this is because [[spoiler:they are victims of the Simurgh]].


** Turns out the reason [[spoiler:Tattletale was so intent on defying this with aylor was because her brother had committed suicide. She'd noticed he was acting differently before he died but didn't know why and, as they weren't particularly close, didn't really care about finding out. She got her powers from the stress of trying to figure out why he died, what she could have done, and her parents blaming her for not speaking up when she noticed how her brother was acting.]]

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** Turns out the reason [[spoiler:Tattletale was so intent on defying this with aylor Taylor was because her brother had committed suicide. She'd noticed he was acting differently before he died but didn't know why and, as they weren't particularly close, didn't really care about finding out. She got her powers from the stress of trying to figure out why he died, what she could have done, and her parents blaming her for not speaking up when she noticed how her brother was acting.]]



** [[spoiler:Legend is the only member of the Triumvirate that survives the story.

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** [[spoiler:Legend is the only member of the Triumvirate that survives the story.]]


** In [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2012/03/03/extermination-8-1/ Extermination 8.1]], the leader of a contingent of kid heroes brought in to fight Leviathan is "a shirtless, muscled boy with metal skin, eyes and hair" whose name is never given. The tags on the bottom of the entry, however, confirm that this is Weld, who is brought in to lead the Wards. Fletchette is also present during the Endbringer fight.

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** In [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2012/03/03/extermination-8-1/ Extermination 8.1]], the The leader of a contingent of kid heroes brought in to fight Leviathan is "a shirtless, muscled boy with metal skin, eyes and hair" whose name is never given. The tags on the bottom of the entry, however, confirm that this is Weld, who is brought in to lead the Wards. Fletchette is also present during the Endbringer fight.



* DirtyBusiness: A running theme of the story. A straightforward example occurs in [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2012/11/20/interlude-15/ Interlude 15]] when Triumph wants to point out that Defiant is [[spoiler:Armsmaster]], a known criminal and fugitive from justice, but is convinced to [[IllPretendIDidntHearThat pretend he didn't notice]] in order that Defiant can fight the Nine.

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* DirtyBusiness: A running theme of the story. A straightforward example occurs in [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2012/11/20/interlude-15/ Interlude 15]] when Triumph wants to point out that Defiant is [[spoiler:Armsmaster]], a known criminal and fugitive from justice, but is convinced to [[IllPretendIDidntHearThat pretend he didn't notice]] in order that Defiant can fight the Nine.



* EmptyChairMemorial: In [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/11/19/interlude-end/ the last chapter]], [[spoiler:Tattletale]] arranges the seating at the meeting to include extra chairs for [[spoiler:Alec, Brian, and Taylor]].

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* EmptyChairMemorial: In [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/11/19/interlude-end/ the last chapter]], epilogue, [[spoiler:Tattletale]] arranges the seating at the meeting to include extra chairs for [[spoiler:Alec, Brian, and Taylor]].



* FalseFlagOperation: In [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/01/05/monarch-16-13/ Monarch 16.13]], we learn about an operation in which [[spoiler:Coil]] used a young child solider and a device made by Leet to [[spoiler:fake a betrayal of the Undersiders by Skitter]], thereby allowing him to both [[spoiler:kill Skitter]] and [[spoiler:keep Dinah, whom Skitter wanted freed]]. Unfortunately for his plans, [[spoiler:Skitter survived]].

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* FalseFlagOperation: In [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/01/05/monarch-16-13/ Monarch 16.13]], we We learn about an operation in which [[spoiler:Coil]] used a young child solider and a device made by Leet to [[spoiler:fake a betrayal of the Undersiders by Skitter]], thereby allowing him to both [[spoiler:kill Skitter]] and [[spoiler:keep Dinah, whom Skitter wanted freed]]. Unfortunately for his plans, [[spoiler:Skitter survived]].



** From [[https://parahumans.wordpress.com/category/stories-arcs-11/arc-18-queen/18-04/ Queen 18.04]]:

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** From [[https://parahumans.wordpress.com/category/stories-arcs-11/arc-18-queen/18-04/ Queen 18.04]]:Discussed by Skitter:



** Tattletale's deconstruction of Armsmaster in [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2011/12/31/tangle-6-6/ Tangle 6.6]] -- which leads to him immediately attacking her.
** Taylor and Emma exchange these in [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/03/26/chrysalis-20-3/ Chrysalis 20.3]].
** Tattletale gives a nasty one to [[spoiler:Saint]] in [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/09/03/cockroaches-28-2/ Cockroaches 28.2]]

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** Tattletale's deconstruction of Armsmaster in [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2011/12/31/tangle-6-6/ Tangle 6.6]] -- which leads to him immediately attacking her.
** Taylor and Emma exchange these in [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/03/26/chrysalis-20-3/ Chrysalis 20.3]].
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** Tattletale gives a nasty one to [[spoiler:Saint]] in [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/09/03/cockroaches-28-2/ Cockroaches 28.2]][[spoiler:Saint]].



** In [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/category/stories-arcs-1-10/arc-7-buzz/7-11/ Buzz 7.11]], Taylor figures out [[spoiler:the reason Coil paid so well for the bank job was to distract local heroes while he kidnapped Dinah]].
** A particularly big one comes at the end of [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/category/stories-arcs-1-10/arc-8-extermination/8-6/ Extermination 8.6]]: [[spoiler:Sophia Hess (one of the bullies) is Shadow Stalker, a member of the Wards and this is probably why no action was taken over the bullying incidents at school]].
** Another big one comes at the end of [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2012/12/22/monarch-16-9/ Monarch 16.9]]: [[spoiler:Coil is Thomas Calvert, the new director of the local PRT]].
** One which is simultaneously greater and smaller than either of the prior comes in [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/03/12/scourge-19-7/ Scourge 19.7]], when we discover that [[spoiler:for the first sixteen entire story arcs, the main motivation for Tattletale's actions was to save Taylor from committing suicide]].
** [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/08/10/interlude-26/ Interlude 26]] reveals that [[spoiler:Scion is the avatar of a SufficientlyAdvancedAlien, and the source of parahuman powers.]]
* RevengeBeforeReason: The Irregulars fall into this when they [[spoiler:successfully attack Cauldron in [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/09/17/interlude-28/ Interlude 28]].]]

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** In [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/category/stories-arcs-1-10/arc-7-buzz/7-11/ Buzz 7.11]], Taylor figures out [[spoiler:the reason Coil paid so well for the bank job was to distract local heroes while he kidnapped Dinah]].
** A particularly big one comes at the end of [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/category/stories-arcs-1-10/arc-8-extermination/8-6/ Extermination 8.6]]: [[spoiler:Sophia Hess (one of the bullies) is Shadow Stalker, a member of the Wards and this is probably why no action was taken over the bullying incidents at school]].
** Another big one comes at the end of [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2012/12/22/monarch-16-9/ Monarch 16.9]]: [[spoiler:Coil is Thomas Calvert, the new director of the local PRT]].
** One which is simultaneously greater and smaller than either of the prior comes in [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/03/12/scourge-19-7/ Scourge 19.7]], when we discover that [[spoiler:for [[spoiler:For the first sixteen entire story arcs, the main motivation for Tattletale's actions was to save Taylor from committing suicide]].
** [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/08/10/interlude-26/ Interlude 26]] reveals that [[spoiler:Scion is the avatar of a SufficientlyAdvancedAlien, and the source of parahuman powers.]]
* RevengeBeforeReason: The Irregulars fall into this when they [[spoiler:successfully attack Cauldron in [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/09/17/interlude-28/ Interlude 28]].Cauldron.]]



* RoboticReveal: The [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/category/stories-arcs-1-10/%C2%AD-arc-10-parasite/10-x-bonus-interlude/ interlude]] where [[spoiler:Dragon is revealed to be a AI]].

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* RoboticReveal: The [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/category/stories-arcs-1-10/%C2%AD-arc-10-parasite/10-x-bonus-interlude/ interlude]] where [[spoiler:Dragon is revealed to be a AI]].AI.]]



* RoofHopping: Flechette mentions in [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2012/04/07/sentinel-9-2/ Sentinel 9.2]] that Brockton Bay isn't as well suited to this as her native New York because of the varying building heights. That doesn't stop both Shadow Stalker and the Undersiders from traveling this way on occasion, however, as both of them have the ability to perform superhuman jumps -- Shadow Stalker in her shadow form, and the Undersiders when riding Bitch's dogs.

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* RoofHopping: Flechette mentions in [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2012/04/07/sentinel-9-2/ Sentinel 9.2]] that Brockton Bay isn't as well suited to this as her native New York because of the varying building heights. That doesn't stop both Shadow Stalker and the Undersiders from traveling this way on occasion, however, as both of them have the ability to perform superhuman jumps -- Shadow Stalker in her shadow form, and the Undersiders when riding Bitch's dogs.



* RuleThirtyFour: Discussed in [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/07/23/sting-26-3/ Sting 26.3]].

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* RuleThirtyFour: Discussed in [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/07/23/sting-26-3/ Sting 26.3]].by Imp:



** "Is it lunchtime already?" Started when Taylor notes in [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2012/01/24/buzz-7-3/ Buzz 7.3]] that HilarityEnsues around lunchtime -- by the end of that chapter she has had to deal with [[spoiler:encounters with bullies]], [[spoiler:her recruitment into the Undersiders]], [[spoiler:the bank robbery]], and [[spoiler:the Empire Eighty-Eight thugs attacking Bitch at her dog shelter]] between the hours of eleven and two, and it doesn't stop there.
** Skitter's distaste for tinkers is made explicit in [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2012/09/29/prey-14-8/ 14.8]], and referenced again and again thereafter as they show up with more devices. The sentiment is apparently a common one, even among tinkers, thanks to their penchant for turning everything into a LensmanArmsRace and creating annoyingly clever devices that [[GoneHorriblyWrong go wrong]] in the most [[GoneHorriblyRight fascinating ways]].

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** "Is it lunchtime already?" Started when Taylor notes in [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2012/01/24/buzz-7-3/ Buzz 7.3]] that HilarityEnsues around lunchtime -- by the end of that chapter she has had to deal with [[spoiler:encounters with bullies]], [[spoiler:her recruitment into the Undersiders]], [[spoiler:the bank robbery]], and [[spoiler:the Empire Eighty-Eight thugs attacking Bitch at her dog shelter]] between the hours of eleven and two, and it doesn't stop there.
** Skitter's distaste for tinkers is made explicit in [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2012/09/29/prey-14-8/ 14.8]], and referenced again and again thereafter as they show up with more devices. The sentiment is apparently a common one, even among tinkers, thanks to their penchant for turning everything into a LensmanArmsRace and creating annoyingly clever devices that [[GoneHorriblyWrong go wrong]] in the most [[GoneHorriblyRight fascinating ways]].



* SadisticChoice: In [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2012/08/07/snare-13-4/ Snare 13.4]], Bitch is given one by Burnscar: kill her teammates, or fail the test and have Burnscar kill her friends and her dogs. [[spoiler:She refuses, but Burnscar isn't able to kill them]].

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* SadisticChoice: In [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2012/08/07/snare-13-4/ Snare 13.4]], Bitch is given one by Burnscar: kill her teammates, or fail the test and have Burnscar kill her friends and her dogs. [[spoiler:She refuses, but Burnscar isn't able to kill them]].



* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: The choice taken by [[spoiler:Genesis, Sundancer, and Ballistic]] in [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/03/12/scourge-19-7/ Scourge 19.7]].

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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: The choice taken by [[spoiler:Genesis, Sundancer, and Ballistic]] in [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/03/12/scourge-19-7/ Scourge 19.7]].Ballistic.]]



* SelfSurgery: In [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/06/06/interlude-23/ Interlude 23]], [[spoiler:Tattletale]] is forced to perform a self-[[InstantDramaJustAddTracheotomy tracheotomy]] when [[spoiler:Perdition]] attacks her.

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* SelfSurgery: In [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/06/06/interlude-23/ Interlude 23]], [[spoiler:Tattletale]] is forced to perform a self-[[InstantDramaJustAddTracheotomy tracheotomy]] when [[spoiler:Perdition]] attacks her.



* ShipperOnDeck: In [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/09/10/cockroaches-28-5/ Cockroaches 28.5]], Imp discusses all the possible girls Taylor could end up with, ''including herself'', with some squicky details thrown in for good measure. Then again she might just have wanted to mess with [[spoiler:Canary]] after she failed to realize ''why'' [[spoiler:Parian and Foil]] wanted to [[IsThatWhatTheyreCallingItNow go someplace]] alone.[[note]]This happens ''after'' [[spoiler:Canary]] did time in the [[DoesNotLikeMen militant lesbian terrorist]] section of the prison[[/note]]

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* ShipperOnDeck: In [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/09/10/cockroaches-28-5/ Cockroaches 28.5]], Imp discusses all the possible girls Taylor could end up with, ''including herself'', with some squicky details thrown in for good measure. Then again she might just have wanted to mess with [[spoiler:Canary]] after she failed to realize ''why'' [[spoiler:Parian and Foil]] wanted to [[IsThatWhatTheyreCallingItNow go someplace]] alone.[[note]]This happens ''after'' [[spoiler:Canary]] did time in the [[DoesNotLikeMen militant lesbian terrorist]] section of the prison[[/note]]



** Remarkably, the vagrant named Kevin Norton[[note]]introduced in [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/01/24/interlude-18x/ Interlude 18 (Donation Bonus #1)]][[/note]] who describes himself as the most powerful man in the world was ''not'' intended to allude to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Norton Emperor Norton.]]

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** Remarkably, the vagrant named Kevin Norton[[note]]introduced in [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/01/24/interlude-18x/ Interlude 18 (Donation Bonus #1)]][[/note]] Norton who describes himself as the most powerful man in the world was ''not'' intended to allude to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Norton Emperor Norton.]]



* SimulationGame: In [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/06/01/drone-23-4/ Drone 23.4]], [[spoiler:Weaver]] invents a simple one involving the players gaining superpowers, choosing whether to be heroes or villains, and rolling dice to choose the outcomes of a series of encounters.
* SlaveToPR: In [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/05/25/drone-23-1/ Drone 23.1]], it is revealed that members of the Protectorate and Wards are required to work with the PRT Image department to maintain the right kind of heroic appearance -- even when, as in [[spoiler:Weaver]]'s case, doing so interferes with effectiveness. [[spoiler:Played with when it turns out that there's actually a very good reason why she should be worrying so much about PR.]]

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* SimulationGame: In [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/06/01/drone-23-4/ Drone 23.4]], [[spoiler:Weaver]] invents a simple one involving the players gaining superpowers, choosing whether to be heroes or villains, and rolling dice to choose the outcomes of a series of encounters.
* SlaveToPR: In [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/05/25/drone-23-1/ Drone 23.1]], it It is revealed that members of the Protectorate and Wards are required to work with the PRT Image department to maintain the right kind of heroic appearance -- even when, as in [[spoiler:Weaver]]'s case, doing so interferes with effectiveness. [[spoiler:Played with when it turns out that there's actually a very good reason why she should be worrying so much about PR.]]



* SmartPeopleKnowLatin: In [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2012/10/02/prey-14-9/ Prey 14.9]], [[spoiler:Cherish]] mocks Coil for letting down his cultured-supervillain image by [[AvertedTrope not knowing the language]].

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* SmartPeopleKnowLatin: In [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2012/10/02/prey-14-9/ Prey 14.9]], [[spoiler:Cherish]] mocks Coil for letting down his cultured-supervillain image by [[AvertedTrope not knowing the language]].



** First, in [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2011/11/19/hive-5-5/ Hive 5.5]], Tattletale comes up with the following (which doubles as a source of {{Trust Password}}s on a few occasions):

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** First, in [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2011/11/19/hive-5-5/ Hive 5.5]], Tattletale comes up with the following (which doubles as a source of {{Trust Password}}s on a few occasions):



** Second, in [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/03/21/chrysalis-20-1/ Chrysalis 20.1]], we see that Skitter has developed an open code so that she and her minions can covertly exchange information via text message without raising any flags if someone sees their text messages.
** Third, starting in [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/07/20/sting-26-2/ Sting 26.2]], the teams fighting [[spoiler:the Slaughterhouse Nine clones]] start using password systems to protect against Stranger-type enemies.
* StartOfDarkness: [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/03/19/interlude-19/ Interlude 19]] shows how and why [[spoiler:Emma went from Taylor's best friend to her bully]], starting the day [[spoiler:Emma first met Shadow Stalker]].

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** Second, in [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/03/21/chrysalis-20-1/ Chrysalis 20.1]], we see that Skitter has developed an open code so that she and her minions can covertly exchange information via text message without raising any flags if someone sees their text messages.
** Third, starting in [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/07/20/sting-26-2/ Sting 26.2]], the The teams fighting [[spoiler:the Slaughterhouse Nine clones]] start using password systems to protect against Stranger-type enemies.
* StartOfDarkness: [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/03/19/interlude-19/ Interlude 19]] An interlude from Emma's perspective shows how and why [[spoiler:Emma Emma went from Taylor's best friend to her bully]], starting bully, [[spoiler:starting the day [[spoiler:Emma Emma first met Shadow Stalker]].



* TakeFive: In [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/05/30/drone-23-3/ Drone 23.3]], when [[spoiler:Weaver mentions the defection of the Vegas capes]], Glenn Chambers sends everyone else out of the room so they can talk privately.
* TakeThatAudience: In [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/07/23/sting-26-3/ Sting 26.3]], [[spoiler:Clockblocker]] complains that "[s]ome dingbats online speculated that I had a thing for [[spoiler:Weaver]], and it took off." This is, of course, a direct jab at the substantial {{Shipping}} contingent among the fans who insist these two characters would be awesome together.

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* TakeFive: In [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/05/30/drone-23-3/ Drone 23.3]], when When [[spoiler:Weaver mentions the defection of the Vegas capes]], Glenn Chambers sends everyone else out of the room so they can talk privately.
* TakeThatAudience: In [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/07/23/sting-26-3/ Sting 26.3]], [[spoiler:Clockblocker]] complains that "[s]ome dingbats online speculated that I had a thing for [[spoiler:Weaver]], and it took off." This is, of course, a direct jab at the substantial {{Shipping}} contingent among the fans who insist these two characters would be awesome together.



* TalkingToTheDead: In [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/04/13/imago-21-2/ Imago 21.2]], when Taylor describes to her mother's grave what she's done as Skitter, and talks about what she needs to do.
* TeleFrag: An unknown cape uses this to [[spoiler:kill Kismet in [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/06/15/crushed-24-3/ Crushed 24.3]] by teleporting his hand through his chest.]]
* TemporaryBlindness: [[spoiler:Taylor i.e. Skitter is blinded by a bomb denotation]] in [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2012/12/18/monarch-16-8/ Monarch 16.8]]. [[spoiler:Because of her bug-sense, very few people realize she's blind, and the total end result of the blindness is just pissing Taylor off.]]

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* TalkingToTheDead: In [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/04/13/imago-21-2/ Imago 21.2]], when Taylor describes to her mother's grave what she's done as Skitter, Skitter to her mother's grave, and talks about what she needs to do.
* TeleFrag: An unknown cape uses this to [[spoiler:kill Kismet in [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/06/15/crushed-24-3/ Crushed 24.3]] by teleporting his hand through his chest.]]
* TemporaryBlindness: [[spoiler:Taylor i.e. Skitter is blinded by a bomb denotation]] in [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2012/12/18/monarch-16-8/ Monarch 16.8]].denotation]]. [[spoiler:Because of her bug-sense, very few people realize she's blind, and the total end result of the blindness is just pissing Taylor off.]]



* ThouShaltNotKill: One of several lines most supervillains (and for that matter, heroes) avoid crossing with their powers. As Lisa explains to Taylor in [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2011/08/27/agitation-3-6/ Agitation 3.6]]:

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* ThouShaltNotKill: One of several lines most supervillains (and for that matter, heroes) avoid crossing with their powers. As Lisa explains to Taylor in [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2011/08/27/agitation-3-6/ Agitation 3.6]]:Taylor:



* ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks: In [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/08/08/interlude-26b/ Interlude 26b]], [[spoiler:Foil]] uses her power to throw her sword into [[spoiler:Hookwolf's core]].

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* ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks: In [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/08/08/interlude-26b/ Interlude 26b]], [[spoiler:Foil]] uses her power to throw her sword into [[spoiler:Hookwolf's core]].



* TimeSkip: In [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/07/13/scarab-25-6/ Scarab 25.6]] the story skips from 2011 to 2013 for the endgame.

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* TimeSkip: In [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/07/13/scarab-25-6/ Scarab 25.6]] the The story skips from 2011 to 2013 for the endgame.



* {{Unishment}}: In [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2011/11/15/hive-5-4/ Hive 5.4]], Taylor argues that giving her bullies a two-week suspension for their campaign of abuse against her constitutes this. [[SubvertedTrope To her surprise]], she discovers in [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2012/02/04/buzz-7-6/ Buzz 7.6]] that Sophia, one of the three bullies, was suspended from the track team as well and hates her for it.

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* {{Unishment}}: In [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2011/11/15/hive-5-4/ Hive 5.4]], Taylor argues that giving her bullies a two-week suspension for their campaign of abuse against her constitutes this. [[SubvertedTrope To her surprise]], she discovers in [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2012/02/04/buzz-7-6/ Buzz 7.6]] that Sophia, one of the three bullies, was suspended from the track team as well and hates her for it.



** Taylor, talking about her latest plan, [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/09/05/cockroaches-28-3 Cockroaches 28.3]].

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** Taylor, talking about her latest plan, [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/09/05/cockroaches-28-3 Cockroaches 28.3]].plan:



** [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/04/02/chrysalis-20-5/ Chrysalis 20.5]] has [[spoiler:Taylor]] calling out [[spoiler:Dragon and Defiant]] for breaking the unspoken superhero/supervillain rules by [[spoiler:outing her secret identity in front of a cafeteria full of high school students]] -- a maneuver which, incidentally, could have put a lot of civilians in danger. Her arguments are actually compelling enough that [[spoiler:a third of the students join her and help her escape from the superheroes]]. She also calls out Miss Militia and the PRT for protecting Shadow Stalker (which Miss Militia all but admits is legitimate).

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** [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/04/02/chrysalis-20-5/ Chrysalis 20.5]] has [[spoiler:Taylor]] calling calls out [[spoiler:Dragon and Defiant]] for breaking the unspoken superhero/supervillain rules by [[spoiler:outing her secret identity in front of a cafeteria full of high school students]] -- a maneuver which, incidentally, could have put a lot of civilians in danger. Her arguments are actually compelling enough that [[spoiler:a third of the students join her and help her escape from the superheroes]]. She also calls out Miss Militia and the PRT for protecting Shadow Stalker (which Miss Militia all but admits is legitimate).



* WhatWouldXDo: During [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/08/08/interlude-26b/ Interlude 26b]] the superhero [[spoiler:Golem]] asks himself what [[spoiler:Weaver]] does, and gives it a shot.

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* WhatWouldXDo: During [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/08/08/interlude-26b/ Interlude 26b]] the superhero [[spoiler:Golem]] Golem asks himself what [[spoiler:Weaver]] does, and gives it a shot.



* TheWorfBarrage: While [[spoiler:Phir Sē's time bomb]] is incredibly impressive, it completely fails to [[spoiler:handicap Behemoth in any way]] despite [[spoiler:stripping off more than 70% of its "flesh"]].

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* TheWorfBarrage: While [[spoiler:Phir Sē's time bomb]] bomb is incredibly impressive, it completely fails to [[spoiler:handicap handicap Behemoth in any way]] way despite [[spoiler:stripping stripping off more than 70% of its "flesh"]].



** Brutus, one of Bitch's dogs, is the [=PoV=]-Character of the [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2011/11/01/interlude-4-2/ second Interlude 4.]]

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** Brutus, one of Bitch's dogs, is the [=PoV=]-Character dogs gets a chapter from his point of the [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2011/11/01/interlude-4-2/ second Interlude 4.]]view.



* YouCantGoHomeAgain: [[spoiler:Brockton Bay gets completely destroyed by Scion in [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/08/13/extinction-27-1/ Extinction 27.1]], along with a large segment of the world.]]

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* YouCantGoHomeAgain: [[spoiler:Brockton Bay gets completely destroyed by Scion in [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/08/13/extinction-27-1/ Extinction 27.1]], Scion, along with a large segment of the world.]]


* MadonnaWhoreComplex: In [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/06/25/interlude-24-donation-bonus-1/ Interlude 24 (Donation Bonus #1)]], Defiant recalls having invoked this trope in a discussion of gender roles with [[spoiler:Dragon]], suggesting that [[spoiler:she was the feminine ideal because, as an AI, she could be both]]. [[NoSocialSkills He is subsequently bewildered by the fact that she found this offensive.]]

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* MadonnaWhoreComplex: In [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/06/25/interlude-24-donation-bonus-1/ Interlude 24 (Donation Bonus #1)]], Defiant recalls having invoked this trope in a discussion of gender roles with [[spoiler:Dragon]], suggesting that [[spoiler:she was the feminine ideal because, as an AI, she could be both]]. [[NoSocialSkills He is subsequently bewildered by the fact that she found this offensive.]]



* MeaningfulEcho: At the beginning of [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/05/11/cell-22-4/ Cell 22.4]], [[spoiler:Alexandria]] makes a speech about the inevitability of her actions. Skitter echoes this speech after [[spoiler:suffocating Alexandria by coating her lungs with a layer of insects and spider glue]].

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* MeaningfulEcho: At the beginning of [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/05/11/cell-22-4/ Cell 22.4]], [[spoiler:Alexandria]] Alexandria makes a speech about the inevitability of her actions. Skitter echoes this speech after [[spoiler:suffocating Alexandria by coating her lungs with a layer of insects and spider glue]].



** [[spoiler:Skitter]] {{defie|dTrope}}s this trope when [[spoiler:Bonesaw takes apart Grue]].
** The only reason [[spoiler:Sundancer]] was capable of killing [[spoiler:Noelle]] was because it was this.
** [[spoiler:Weaver]] killing [[spoiler:Aster]] was another example, since the latter was held captive by [[spoiler:The expanded Slaughterhouse 9]], rescue was impossible, and [[spoiler:Jack]] was going to torture her to spite [[spoiler:Purity and Golem]] and in the hope that [[spoiler:her trigger event was the thing that would end the world]] (which was also the other reason [[spoiler:Weaver]] killed her).

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** [[spoiler:Skitter]] Skitter {{defie|dTrope}}s this trope when [[spoiler:Bonesaw takes apart Grue]].
** The only reason [[spoiler:Sundancer]] [[spoiler:Sundancer was capable of killing [[spoiler:Noelle]] Noelle]] was because it was this.
** [[spoiler:Weaver]] [[spoiler:Weaver killing [[spoiler:Aster]] Aster was another example, since the latter was held captive by [[spoiler:The The expanded Slaughterhouse 9]], 9, rescue was impossible, and [[spoiler:Jack]] Jack was going to torture her to spite [[spoiler:Purity urity and Golem]] Golem and in the hope that [[spoiler:her her trigger event was the thing that would end the world]] (which was also the other reason [[spoiler:Weaver]] Weaver killed her).her)]].



** The Endbringers, for example: aside from their extreme durability, to the point that [[spoiler:their inner layers break the laws of physics]], infantry are useless against them, tanks and infantry fighting vehicles aren't powerful or maneuverable enough to survive against them in the urban environs they usually attack, artillery is too imprecise, and aircraft can't get close enough (Leviathan's storms make it impossible for conventional aircraft to engage him, Behemoth can shoot them down, and Simurgh can do ''worse'' than shoot them down). The only time they are ever mentioned directly combating an Endbringer (in Scarab 25.4) is so throwaway one can easily overlook it.

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** The Endbringers, for example: aside from their extreme durability, to the point that [[spoiler:their inner layers break the laws of physics]], infantry are useless against them, tanks and infantry fighting vehicles aren't powerful or maneuverable enough to survive against them in the urban environs they usually attack, artillery is too imprecise, and aircraft can't get close enough (Leviathan's storms make it impossible for conventional aircraft to engage him, Behemoth can shoot them down, and Simurgh can do ''worse'' than shoot them down). The only time they are ever mentioned directly combating an Endbringer (in Scarab 25.4) is so throwaway one can easily overlook it.



* NebulousCriminalConspiracy: [[spoiler:The supervillain Coil]] has quietly gained control of various villains, criminals, and politicians to [[spoiler:gain control of the city]].

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* NebulousCriminalConspiracy: [[spoiler:The supervillain Coil]] Coil has quietly gained control of various villains, criminals, and politicians to [[spoiler:gain gain control of the city]].



* NiceJobFixingItVillain: The ABB are ''very'' guilty of this, even if unknowingly. They are directly responsible for starting a convoluted series of events, ending in [[spoiler:Taylor's [[TraumaticSuperpowerAwakening trigger event]]]]; Lung in particular is directly responsible for Skitter joining the Undersiders. They did get some "help" from other villains ([[spoiler:Coil and Shadow Stalker]]), but ultimately it's because of [[spoiler:Skitter]] that they get wiped out. Karma works in very convoluted ways.

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* NiceJobFixingItVillain: The ABB are ''very'' guilty of this, even if unknowingly. They [[spoiler:They are directly responsible for starting a convoluted series of events, ending in [[spoiler:Taylor's Taylor's [[TraumaticSuperpowerAwakening trigger event]]]]; event]]; Lung in particular is directly responsible for Skitter joining the Undersiders. They did get some "help" from other villains ([[spoiler:Coil (Coil and Shadow Stalker]]), Stalker), but ultimately it's because of [[spoiler:Skitter]] Skitter that they get wiped out. out.]] Karma works in very convoluted ways.



* NukeEm: In [[https://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/09/21/venom-29-2/ Venom 29.2]] Miss Militia uses her ability to create any weapon to hit [[spoiler:Scion]] with Fat Man.

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* NukeEm: In [[https://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/09/21/venom-29-2/ Venom 29.2]] Miss Militia uses her ability to create any weapon to hit [[spoiler:Scion]] with Fat Man.



*** In [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2012/12/13/interlude-16-donation-bonus-2/ Interlude 16 (Donation Bonus #2)]], after Defiant has examined the scene of a massacre looking for clues.

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*** In [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2012/12/13/interlude-16-donation-bonus-2/ Interlude 16 (Donation Bonus #2)]], after After Defiant has examined examines the scene of a massacre looking for clues.



*** In [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/02/28/interlude-19-donation-bonus-1/ Interlude 19 (Donation Bonus #1)]], when [[spoiler:it's revealed that Dragon ''killed Siberian.'']]
** In [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/02/14/interlude-18-donation-bonus-4/ Interlude 18 (Donation Bonus #4)]], Contessa defeats [[spoiler:Faultline's crew]] in ''20 seconds''.

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*** In [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/02/28/interlude-19-donation-bonus-1/ Interlude 19 (Donation Bonus #1)]], when [[spoiler:it's revealed that Dragon ''killed Siberian.[[spoiler:Dragon kills Siberian offscreen.'']]
** In [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/02/14/interlude-18-donation-bonus-4/ Interlude 18 (Donation Bonus #4)]], Contessa defeats [[spoiler:Faultline's crew]] in ''20 seconds''.



* OnAScaleFromOneToTen: When [[spoiler:Noelle breaks out of her cell]] in [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/01/05/monarch-16-13/ Monarch 16.13]]:

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* OnAScaleFromOneToTen: When [[spoiler:Noelle breaks out of her cell]] in [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/01/05/monarch-16-13/ Monarch 16.13]]:cell]]:



** In [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2012/08/25/snare-13-09/ Snare 13.9]], Skitter has a conversation this way with [[spoiler:Bonesaw]].
** In [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/02/07/interlude-18-donation-bonus-3/ Interlude 18 (Donation Bonus #3)]], [[spoiler:Glory Girl]] communicates with her therapist this way.

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** In [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2012/08/25/snare-13-09/ Snare 13.9]], Skitter has a conversation this way with [[spoiler:Bonesaw]].
** In [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/02/07/interlude-18-donation-bonus-3/ Interlude 18 (Donation Bonus #3)]], [[spoiler:Glory Girl]] communicates with her therapist this way.



** In [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2012/08/11/snare-13-5/ Snare 13.5]], fighting [[spoiler:the Slaughterhouse Nine]].

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** In [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2012/08/11/snare-13-5/ Snare 13.5]], While fighting [[spoiler:the Slaughterhouse Nine]].



** Also Defiant in [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/07/27/sting-26-4/ Sting 26.4]].

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** Also Defiant in [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/07/27/sting-26-4/ Sting 26.4]].Defiant.



* OpenSecret: In [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/category/stories-arcs-11/arc-15-colony/15-x-interlude-arc-15-colony/ Interlude 15]], it's fairly obvious that everyone in the Brockton Bay Protectorate and PRT knows instantly that [[spoiler:Defiant is Armsmaster]]. Triumph is the only one who attempts to say anything.

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* OpenSecret: In [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/category/stories-arcs-11/arc-15-colony/15-x-interlude-arc-15-colony/ Interlude 15]], it's It's fairly obvious that everyone in the Brockton Bay Protectorate and PRT knows instantly that [[spoiler:Defiant is Armsmaster]]. Triumph is the only one who attempts to say anything.



* PatrickStewartSpeech: In [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/06/18/crushed-24-4/ Crushed 24.4]], Taylor gives such a speech to a man about to [[spoiler:detonate a bomb that would kill the heroes fighting Behemoth and likely destroy India]], convincing him to cooperate with them, instead.

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* PatrickStewartSpeech: In [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/06/18/crushed-24-4/ Crushed 24.4]], Taylor gives such a speech to a man about to [[spoiler:detonate a bomb that would kill the heroes fighting Behemoth and likely destroy India]], convincing him to cooperate with them, instead.



** First, when [[spoiler:the Undersiders need to take over a member of the Wards]], they target [[spoiler:Shadow Stalker]], whom [[spoiler:Skitter]] knows to be a violent sadist from [[spoiler:the horrifying bullying campaign Shadow Stalker's civilian identity perpetrated on Skitter's civilian identity]].
** Second, [[spoiler:Regent and Tattletale]] justify the creepy stuff done to [[spoiler:Shatterbird]] on the grounds that she has been a mass murderer and torturer for years.
** Third, [[spoiler:Tattletale]] justifies [[spoiler:taking Victor]] to [[spoiler:Skitter]] by explaining that he is just as bad a human being as [[spoiler:Shadow Stalker]]

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** First, when [[spoiler:the [[spoiler:when the Undersiders need to take over a member of the Wards]], Wards, they target [[spoiler:Shadow Stalker]], Shadow Stalker, whom [[spoiler:Skitter]] Skitter knows to be a violent sadist from [[spoiler:the the horrifying bullying campaign Shadow Stalker's civilian identity perpetrated on Skitter's civilian identity]].
identity.]]
** Second, [[spoiler:Regent and Tattletale]] Tattletale justify the creepy stuff done to [[spoiler:Shatterbird]] Shatterbird on the grounds that she has been a mass murderer and torturer for years.
years.]]
** Third, [[spoiler:Tattletale]] [[spoiler:Tattletale justifies [[spoiler:taking Victor]] taking Victor to [[spoiler:Skitter]] Skitter by explaining that he is just as bad a human being as [[spoiler:Shadow Stalker]]Shadow Stalker.]]



* PlayingCyrano: In [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2012/12/13/interlude-16-donation-bonus-2/ Interlude 16 (Donation Bonus #2)]], the non-romantic version of the trope is downplayed -- [[spoiler:Dragon]] gives [[spoiler:Defiant]] a few cues, rather than feeding him lines.
* PlayingPossum: In [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/08/08/interlude-26b/ Interlude 26b]], [[spoiler:Foil]] uses her power to pretend to have been hit by [[spoiler:one of Gray Boy's time loops]] until [[spoiler:Gray Boy]]'s back is turned.

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* PlayingCyrano: In [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2012/12/13/interlude-16-donation-bonus-2/ Interlude 16 (Donation Bonus #2)]], the The non-romantic version of the trope is downplayed -- [[spoiler:Dragon]] gives [[spoiler:Defiant]] a few cues, rather than feeding him lines.
* PlayingPossum: In [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/08/08/interlude-26b/ Interlude 26b]], [[spoiler:Foil]] [[spoiler:Foil uses her power to pretend to have been hit by [[spoiler:one one of Gray Boy's time loops]] loops until [[spoiler:Gray Boy]]'s Gray Boy's back is turned.]]



* PostVictoryCollapse: After the Undersiders [[spoiler:rescue Grue from Bonesaw]] and make it back to [[spoiler:Grue's headquarters]], [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2012/08/28/snare-13-10/ Snare 13.10]] opens with Taylor's narration:

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* PostVictoryCollapse: After the Undersiders [[spoiler:rescue Grue from Bonesaw]] and make it back to [[spoiler:Grue's headquarters]], [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2012/08/28/snare-13-10/ Snare 13.10]] back, the next chapter opens with Taylor's narration:



** {{Invoked|Trope}} by Taylor in [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/04/02/chrysalis-20-5/ Chrysalis 20.5]] when she sends a single butterfly to [[spoiler:contact her father for possibly the last time]].
** Invoked again in [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/05/25/drone-23-1/ Drone 23.1]], when [[spoiler:Weaver is informed that a black, amorphous swarm [[SlaveToPR doesn't sell the right image]]]].

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** {{Invoked|Trope}} by Taylor in [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/04/02/chrysalis-20-5/ Chrysalis 20.5]] when she sends a single butterfly to [[spoiler:contact her father for possibly the last time]].
** Invoked again in [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/05/25/drone-23-1/ Drone 23.1]], when [[spoiler:Weaver is informed that a black, amorphous swarm [[SlaveToPR doesn't sell the right image]]]].



* PublicServiceAnnouncement: In [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/06/01/drone-23-4 Drone 23.4]], [[spoiler:Weaver]] gives one to some middle schoolers on not being a supervillain.

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* PublicServiceAnnouncement: In [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/06/01/drone-23-4 Drone 23.4]], [[spoiler:Weaver]] gives one to some middle schoolers on not being a supervillain.


** In [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2012/03/06/extermination-8-2/ Extermination 8.2]], [[spoiler:the Travelers]] stand when Legend tells everyone who faced an Endbringer before to do so. We later find this is because [[spoiler:they are victims of the Simurgh]].
** In [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2012/03/17/extermination-8-5/ Extermination 8.5]], when Scion looks at Eidolon, he emits a strong sense of disgust -- understandably, given that [[spoiler:Eidolon is a thrall of Cauldron, and his shard comes from Scion's counterpart]].
** In [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2012/06/05/infestation-11-6/ Infestation 11.6]], a young man 'wins' a vial of SuperSerum from the Merchants. He asks if he can share the contents between his friends. The Merchant's leader [[HaHaHaNo laughs at him like he's an idiot.]]

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** In [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2012/03/06/extermination-8-2/ Extermination 8.2]], [[spoiler:the Travelers]] stand when Legend tells everyone who faced an Endbringer before to do so. We later find this is because [[spoiler:they are victims of the Simurgh]].
** In [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2012/03/17/extermination-8-5/ Extermination 8.5]], when When Scion looks at Eidolon, he emits a strong sense of disgust -- understandably, given that [[spoiler:Eidolon is a thrall of Cauldron, and his shard comes from Scion's counterpart]].
** In [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2012/06/05/infestation-11-6/ Infestation 11.6]], a A young man 'wins' a vial of SuperSerum from the Merchants. He asks if he can share the contents between his friends. The Merchant's leader [[HaHaHaNo laughs at him like he's an idiot.]]



** In [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2012/09/04/prey-14-1/ Prey 14.1]] Tattetale speculates that [[spoiler:Siberian is actually a projection of a real person.]] It turns out to be true.
** In [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2012/11/13/colony-15-9/ Colony 15.9]], the conversation between Skitter and [[spoiler:Triumph's dad]] about the need to breathe becomes relevant when she [[spoiler:suffocates Alexandria.]]

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** In [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2012/09/04/prey-14-1/ Prey 14.1]] Tattetale speculates that [[spoiler:Siberian is actually a projection of a real person.]] It turns out to be true.
** In [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2012/11/13/colony-15-9/ Colony 15.9]], the The conversation between Skitter and [[spoiler:Triumph's dad]] about the need to breathe becomes relevant when she [[spoiler:suffocates Alexandria.]]



** In [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2012/12/08/monarch-16-5/ Monarch 16.5]] Skitter outwits Dragon's latest suit by using its AI's restrictions against it. This eventually comes back to bite everyone in the butt at a bad time.
** In [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/01/24/interlude-18x/ arc 18's first Interlude]] Kevin Norton mentions that Scion reacted when he heard the word [[spoiler:"Zion"]].

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** In [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2012/12/08/monarch-16-5/ Monarch 16.5]] Skitter outwits Dragon's latest suit by using its AI's restrictions against it. This eventually comes back to bite everyone in the butt at a bad time.
** In [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/01/24/interlude-18x/ arc 18's first Interlude]] Kevin Norton mentions that Scion reacted when he heard the word [[spoiler:"Zion"]].



** In [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/03/12/scourge-19-7/ Scourge 19.7]] Tattletale tells Skitter that there are many powers whose owners aren't fully leveraging their potential. It looks like a straightforward jab at MisappliedPhlebotinum at first but later it turns out that [[spoiler:Skitter's power is one of those because with aid from Panacea it gets expanded from only controlling bugs to controlling ''capes''.]]

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** In [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/03/12/scourge-19-7/ Scourge 19.7]] Tattletale tells Skitter that there are many powers whose owners aren't fully leveraging their potential. It looks like a straightforward jab at MisappliedPhlebotinum at first but later it turns out that [[spoiler:Skitter's power is one of those because with aid from Panacea it gets expanded from only controlling bugs to controlling ''capes''.]]



** In [[https://parahumans.wordpress.com/category/stories-arcs-1-10/arc-4-shell/4-01/ Shell 4.1]], upon Taylor discovering that [[spoiler:Bitch]] is one of the two members of the Undersiders who [[spoiler:is a murderer]], she wonders to herself who the other might be. The very next line is [[spoiler:Alec walking up and joining the group]].
** In [[https://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/01/31/interlude-18-donation-bonus-2/ Interlude 18]], Peter mentions that people who trigger due to drug overdoses tend to have powers closely related to their emotional state. [[spoiler:This foreshadows the circumstances of Lung's trigger event in his Interlude.]]

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** In [[https://parahumans.wordpress.com/category/stories-arcs-1-10/arc-4-shell/4-01/ Shell 4.1]], upon Upon Taylor discovering that [[spoiler:Bitch]] [[spoiler:Bitch is one of the two members of the Undersiders who [[spoiler:is is a murderer]], murderer, she wonders to herself who the other might be. The very next line is [[spoiler:Alec Alec walking up and joining the group]].
** In [[https://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/01/31/interlude-18-donation-bonus-2/ Interlude 18]], Peter mentions that people who trigger due to drug overdoses tend to have powers closely related to their emotional state. [[spoiler:This foreshadows the circumstances of Lung's trigger event in his Interlude.]]



** Taylor and Brockton Bay can not catch a break. The most dramatic examples for the latter are [[spoiler:the Leviathan attack]] followed by [[spoiler:the Slaughterhouse Nine]].
** Another dramatic example occurs when the defeat of [[spoiler:Jack Slash]] leaves him in a position to [[spoiler:talk Scion into turning against humanity]].

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** Taylor and Brockton Bay can not catch a break. The most dramatic examples for the latter are [[spoiler:the Leviathan attack]] attack followed by [[spoiler:the the Slaughterhouse Nine]].
** Another dramatic example occurs when the [[spoiler:the defeat of [[spoiler:Jack Slash]] Jack Slash leaves him in a position to [[spoiler:talk talk Scion into turning against humanity]].



** As of [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/09/05/cockroaches-28-3/ Cockroaches 28.3]], Taylor has decided to attempt [[spoiler:''talking to the Simurgh.'' It works.]]
** In turn, it demonstrates just how severely TheDreaded the Sleeper is that, even with [[spoiler:human extinction across all known Earths]] on the line, still no one dares to try bringing him into the fight.

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** As of [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/09/05/cockroaches-28-3/ Cockroaches 28.3]], Taylor has decided decides to attempt [[spoiler:''talking to the Simurgh.'' It works.]]
** In turn, it demonstrates just how severely TheDreaded the Sleeper is that, even with [[spoiler:human extinction across all known Earths]] Earths on the line, line]], still no one dares to try bringing him into the fight.



* KneelBeforeZod: It isn't done to a recurring nemesis, but a great example shows up in [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/04/16/imago-21-3/ Imago 21.3]].

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* KneelBeforeZod: It isn't done to Taylor imagines a recurring nemesis, but a great example shows up future Regent in [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/04/16/imago-21-3/ Imago 21.3]].this role.



* LampshadeHanging: Unsurprisingly, given Taylor's analytical bent, she hangs quite a few lampshades through the course of the story. For example, after [[PlayingWithFire Lung coats himself in a wreath of flames]] to kill Taylor's bugs in [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2011/06/21/gestation-1-4/ in Gestation 1.4:]]

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* LampshadeHanging: Unsurprisingly, given Taylor's analytical bent, she hangs quite a few lampshades through the course of the story. For example, after [[PlayingWithFire Lung coats himself in a wreath of flames]] to kill Taylor's bugs in [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2011/06/21/gestation-1-4/ in Gestation 1.4:]]bugs.



* LandSeaSky: The [[spoiler:initial]] three Endbringers follow this theme with the subterranean Behemoth as land, the aquatic Leviathan as sea and the permanently flying Simurgh as sky.

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* LandSeaSky: The [[spoiler:initial]] three Endbringers follow this theme with the subterranean Behemoth as land, the aquatic Leviathan as sea and the permanently flying Simurgh as sky.



* LastSecondWordSwap: In [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/06/01/drone-23-4/ Drone 23.4]], when [[spoiler:Taylor and the Boston Wards]] are talking with [[NotInFrontOfTheKid some middle schoolers]] and [[spoiler:Taylor mentions how much money she made as a villain]], one of the heroes almost drops an S-bomb.
* LastStand: As of [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/06/20/crushed-24-5/ Crushed 24.5]] the capes in New Delhi are prepared to do this against [[spoiler:Behemoth's retaliatory strike.]]

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* LastSecondWordSwap: In [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/06/01/drone-23-4/ Drone 23.4]], when When [[spoiler:Taylor and the Boston Wards]] are talking with [[NotInFrontOfTheKid some middle schoolers]] and [[spoiler:Taylor mentions how much money she made as a villain]], one of the heroes almost drops an S-bomb.
* LastStand: As of [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/06/20/crushed-24-5/ Crushed 24.5]] the The capes in New Delhi are prepared to do this against [[spoiler:Behemoth's retaliatory strike.]]



** The trope is explicitly discussed by [[spoiler:Miss Militia]] in [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/02/23/scourge-19-2/ Scourge 19.2]] when [[spoiler:the Echidna battle]] forces various capes to rethink how effective or dangerous seemingly harmless powers can be when utilized by individuals with nothing holding them back.

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** The trope is explicitly discussed by [[spoiler:Miss Militia]] in [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/02/23/scourge-19-2/ Scourge 19.2]] Miss Militia when [[spoiler:the Echidna battle]] forces various capes to rethink how effective or dangerous seemingly harmless powers can be when utilized by individuals with nothing holding them back.



* LibationForTheDead: In [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/11/19/interlude-end/ the last chapter]], [[spoiler:Imp]], [[spoiler:Cozen]], and [[spoiler:Tattletale]] each pour one.
* LiesToChildren: In [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2012/02/14/buzz-7-9/ Buzz 7.9]], Tattletale describes the supervillain Night's powers to Skitter.

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* LibationForTheDead: In [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/11/19/interlude-end/ In the last chapter]], [[spoiler:Imp]], [[spoiler:Cozen]], chapter, [[spoiler:Imp, Cozen, and [[spoiler:Tattletale]] Tattletale]] each pour one.
* LiesToChildren: In [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2012/02/14/buzz-7-9/ Buzz 7.9]], Tattletale describes the supervillain Night's powers to Skitter.



* LineInTheSand: Director Piggot offers this to the Wards in [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2012/09/01/interlude-13/ Interlude 13]] when discussing the plan to deal with the Slaughterhouse Nine.
* ListOfTransgressions: PlayedForDrama in [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2011/11/15/hive-5-4/ Hive 5.4]], at the meeting to discuss the bullying of Taylor by Emma, Madison, and Sophia.

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* LineInTheSand: Director Piggot offers this to the Wards in [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2012/09/01/interlude-13/ Interlude 13]] when discussing the plan to deal with the Slaughterhouse Nine.
* ListOfTransgressions: PlayedForDrama in [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2011/11/15/hive-5-4/ Hive 5.4]], at the meeting to discuss the bullying of Taylor by Emma, Madison, and Sophia.



** Taylor later has a rather impressive [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/05/07/cell-22-2/ list of her own]] read to her. To summarize:

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** Taylor later has a rather impressive [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/05/07/cell-22-2/ list of her own]] own read to her. To summarize:



* LotusEaterMachine: When things actually go right for a short time for our main character in [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/03/26/chrysalis-20-3/ Chrysalis 20.3]], she is so confused by the unfamiliar experience that she suspects this might be going on and mentally goes through a list of enemies who might have this sort of power.

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* LotusEaterMachine: When things actually go right for a short time for our main character in [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/03/26/chrysalis-20-3/ Chrysalis 20.3]], character, she is so confused by the unfamiliar experience that she suspects this might be going on and mentally goes through a list of enemies who might have this sort of power.


** The speech that [[spoiler:Eidolon's clone]] gives to the entire army of Protectorate and Wards heroes does this by [[spoiler:driving a wedge between the Case 53s and the rest, as well as undermining their confidence in the entire organization they work for]].

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** The **[[spoiler:The speech that [[spoiler:Eidolon's clone]] Eidolon's clone gives to the entire army of Protectorate and Wards heroes does this by [[spoiler:driving driving a wedge between the Case 53s and the rest, as well as undermining their confidence in the entire organization they work for]].for.]]



** It is later revealed that [[spoiler:Contessa]] is capable of this as part of her powers and so is [[spoiler:Scion]], who takes out an opponent with just four words.

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** It is later revealed that [[spoiler:Contessa]] is capable of this as part of her powers and so powers. [[spoiler:So is [[spoiler:Scion]], Scion, who takes out an opponent with just four words. words.]]



* TheBusCameBack: Faultline's crew decided to leave and look for answers on [[spoiler:Cauldron]] after [[spoiler:the Endbringer attack]]. Although they're featured in several interludes, they're absent from the main story for several arcs before they return [[spoiler:and assist in banishing Echidna]].

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* TheBusCameBack: Faultline's crew decided to leave and look for answers on [[spoiler:Cauldron]] [[spoiler:on Cauldron after [[spoiler:the the Endbringer attack]]. attack. Although they're featured in several interludes, they're absent from the main story for several arcs before they return [[spoiler:and and assist in banishing Echidna]].Echidna.]]



** In [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2012/03/03/extermination-8-1/ Extermination 8.1]], the leader of a contingent of kid heroes brought in to fight Leviathan is "a shirtless, muscled boy with metal skin, eyes and hair" whose name is never given. The tags on the bottom of the entry, however, confirm that this is Weld, who is brought in to lead the Wards in [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2012/04/03/cell-9-1/ Sentinel 9.1]]. (Fletchette, featured in [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/category/stories-arcs-1-10/arc-9-sentinel-interludes/9-2/ Sentinel 9.2]], is also present during the Endbringer fight.)

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** In [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2012/03/03/extermination-8-1/ Extermination 8.1]], the leader of a contingent of kid heroes brought in to fight Leviathan is "a shirtless, muscled boy with metal skin, eyes and hair" whose name is never given. The tags on the bottom of the entry, however, confirm that this is Weld, who is brought in to lead the Wards in [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2012/04/03/cell-9-1/ Sentinel 9.1]]. (Fletchette, featured in [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/category/stories-arcs-1-10/arc-9-sentinel-interludes/9-2/ Sentinel 9.2]], Wards. Fletchette is also present during the Endbringer fight.)



* ChekhovsNews: The day after [[spoiler:the Undersiders rob the bank]], that event is pushed off the front page of the local paper, the Bulletin, by a report of [[spoiler:a kidnapped child]] -- specifically, [[spoiler:Dinah Alcott, targeted by Coil for her precognitive abilities]].

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* ChekhovsNews: The [[spoiler:The day after [[spoiler:the the Undersiders rob the bank]], bank, that event is pushed off the front page of the local paper, the Bulletin, by a report of [[spoiler:a a kidnapped child]] child -- specifically, [[spoiler:Dinah Dinah Alcott, targeted by Coil for her precognitive abilities]].



* ConservationOfNinjutsu: The Slaughterhouse Nine are an S-class threat. Several of them individually sustain entire chapters as terrifying threats. [[spoiler:The several hundred cloned Slaughterhouse Nine]] die in groups in a single sentence.

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* ConservationOfNinjutsu: The Slaughterhouse Nine are an S-class threat. Several of them individually sustain entire chapters as terrifying threats. [[spoiler:The several hundred cloned Slaughterhouse Nine]] Nine die in groups in a single sentence.]]



** {{Defied|Trope}} by [[spoiler:Tattletale]] when she saw that [[spoiler:Taylor was on that road thanks to the bullies]].
** Turns out the reason [[spoiler:Tattletale]] was so intent on defying this with [[spoiler:Taylor]] was because [[spoiler:her brother had committed suicide. She'd noticed he was acting differently before he died but didn't know why and, as they weren't particularly close, didn't really care about finding out. She got her powers from the stress of trying to figure out why he died, what she could have done, and her parents blaming her for not speaking up when she noticed how her brother was acting.]]

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** {{Defied|Trope}} by [[spoiler:Tattletale]] [[spoiler:Tattletale when she saw that [[spoiler:Taylor Taylor was on that road thanks to the bullies]].
** Turns out the reason [[spoiler:Tattletale]] [[spoiler:Tattletale was so intent on defying this with [[spoiler:Taylor]] aylor was because [[spoiler:her her brother had committed suicide. She'd noticed he was acting differently before he died but didn't know why and, as they weren't particularly close, didn't really care about finding out. She got her powers from the stress of trying to figure out why he died, what she could have done, and her parents blaming her for not speaking up when she noticed how her brother was acting.]]



** The [[spoiler:Brockton Bay Wards]] -- which only had seven members to start with -- is possibly the clearest example: even before the TimeSkip, [[spoiler:Aegis and Gallant]] are both killed by [[spoiler:Leviathan]], [[spoiler:Browbeat]] moves to another city, [[spoiler:Shadow Stalker]] ends up in juvie after [[spoiler:Regent gets through with her]], [[spoiler:Chariot (their only recruit)]] was a traitor to start with and vanishes in the aftermath of [[spoiler:Coil's arc]], [[spoiler:Flechette (transferred in from another branch) undergoes a HazyFeelTurn]], and [[spoiler:Weld (transferred in to lead them)]] leaves the Wards altogether when [[spoiler:the truth about Cauldron comes out]]. [[spoiler:Clockblocker]] is killed in the oil rig battle by [[spoiler:Scion, but is possibly resurrected later.]] And finally, [[spoiler:Scion kills Kid Win in a later battle.]] By [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/09/21/venom-29-2/ Venom 29.2]], [[spoiler:Vista is the last member of the original group who didn't leave the Protectorate and/or die]].
** [[spoiler:Legend]] is the only member of [[spoiler:the Triumvirate]] that survives the story.

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** The [[spoiler:Brockton [[spoiler:The Brockton Bay Wards]] Wards -- which only had seven members to start with -- --]] is possibly the clearest example: even Even before the TimeSkip, [[spoiler:Aegis Aegis and Gallant]] Gallant are both killed by [[spoiler:Leviathan]], [[spoiler:Browbeat]] Leviathan, Browbeat moves to another city, [[spoiler:Shadow Stalker]] Shadow Stalker ends up in juvie after [[spoiler:Regent Regent gets through with her]], [[spoiler:Chariot her, Chariot (their only recruit)]] recruit) was a traitor to start with and vanishes in the aftermath of [[spoiler:Coil's arc]], [[spoiler:Flechette Coil's arc, Flechette (transferred in from another branch) undergoes a HazyFeelTurn]], HazyFeelTurn, and [[spoiler:Weld Weld (transferred in to lead them)]] them) leaves the Wards altogether when [[spoiler:the the truth about Cauldron comes out]]. [[spoiler:Clockblocker]] out. Clockblocker is killed in the oil rig battle by [[spoiler:Scion, Scion, but is possibly resurrected later.]] later. And finally, [[spoiler:Scion Scion kills Kid Win in a later battle.]] By [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/09/21/venom-29-2/ Venom 29.2]], [[spoiler:Vista the end of the story, [[spoiler:Vista]] is the last member of the original group who didn't leave the Protectorate and/or die]].
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** [[spoiler:Legend]] [[spoiler:Legend is the only member of [[spoiler:the Triumvirate]] the Triumvirate that survives the story.



* GainingTheWillToKill: Skitter first uses lethal force to try and kill [[spoiler:Coil]], though she admits that he likely has an antidote to her spiders' venom. Later, however, she does end up [[spoiler:executing him]].
-->'''[[spoiler:Coil]]''': You're not a killer.\\
'''Skitter''': No... [[spoiler:but I suppose, in a roundabout way, you made me into one.]]

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* GainingTheWillToKill: Skitter first uses lethal force to try and kill [[spoiler:Coil]], [[spoiler:Coil, though she admits that he likely has an antidote to her spiders' venom. Later, however, she does end up [[spoiler:executing him]].
-->'''[[spoiler:Coil]]''': You're not a killer.\\
'''Skitter''': No... [[spoiler:but I suppose, in a roundabout way, you made me into one.]]
executing him]].


** The [[spoiler:bullying campaign that Sophia spearheaded is what caused Taylor to both [[TraumaticSuperpowerAwakening have a trigger event]] and, later, to target her when Regent needed to [[PeoplePuppets take over]] a member of the Wards]].

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** The [[spoiler:bullying [[spoiler:The bullying campaign that Sophia spearheaded is what caused Taylor to both [[TraumaticSuperpowerAwakening have a trigger event]] and, later, to target her when Regent needed to [[PeoplePuppets take over]] a member of the Wards]].



** [[spoiler:Cherish]] passed hers not long after [[spoiler:being trapped in a life-support unit with her negative senses cranked up to the max]] and [[spoiler:forces anyone who comes near her prison to feel it too]].
** [[spoiler:Taylor]] crosses it after [[spoiler:failing to prevent TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt, rendering all the sacrifices she has made for the past two years meaningless, and learning of her father's death. She would have killed herself if not for Tattletale.]]

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** [[spoiler:Cherish]] [[spoiler:Cherish passed hers not long after [[spoiler:being being trapped in a life-support unit with her negative senses cranked up to the max]] max and [[spoiler:forces forces anyone who comes near her prison to feel it too]].
** [[spoiler:Taylor]] [[spoiler:Taylor crosses it after [[spoiler:failing =failing to prevent TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt, rendering all the sacrifices she has made for the past two years meaningless, and learning of her father's death. She would have killed herself if not for Tattletale.]]



* ExactEavesdropping: Subverted in [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2011/06/18/gestation-1-3/ Gestation 1.3]], when [[spoiler:Taylor hears Lung ordering his followers to murder children]] and attacks, only to discover that what she heard was [[spoiler:Lung laying out the rules of engagement for a fight with a gang of teenage villains]].

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* ExactEavesdropping: Subverted in [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2011/06/18/gestation-1-3/ Gestation 1.3]], when [[spoiler:Taylor hears Lung ordering his followers to murder children]] children and attacks, only to discover that what she heard was [[spoiler:Lung Lung laying out the rules of engagement for a fight with a gang of teenage villains]].


* AerosolFlamethrower: [[spoiler:Skitter]] creates one of these in [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2012/12/29/monarch-16-11/ Monarch 16.11]] by hitting someone trying to light a MolotovCocktail with pepper spray.

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* AerosolFlamethrower: [[spoiler:Skitter]] creates one of these in [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2012/12/29/monarch-16-11/ Monarch 16.11]] by hitting someone trying to light a MolotovCocktail with pepper spray.



* AnotherDimension: The story takes place on Earth Bet, which has a certain amount of communication with Earth Aleph since 1988 thanks to a cape named Haywire -- limited to data, but enough to transfer (among other, more important things) the alternate-universe versions of the Franchise/StarWars prequel trilogy, Episodes 1 and 2 of which the Undersiders watch in [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2011/08/20/agitation-3-4/ Agitation 3.4]].

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* AnotherDimension: The story takes place on Earth Bet, which has a certain amount of communication with Earth Aleph since 1988 thanks to a cape named Haywire -- limited to data, but enough to transfer (among other, more important things) the alternate-universe versions of the Franchise/StarWars prequel trilogy, Episodes 1 and 2 of which the Undersiders watch in [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2011/08/20/agitation-3-4/ Agitation 3.4]].watch.



* ArmedBlag: When the Undersiders are contemplating a BankRobbery in [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2011/08/16/agitation-3-3/ Agitation 3.3]], Alec asks why they don't hit an armored car instead. Tattletale points out that it's no easier than just knocking over the actual bank since it would be protected by capes.

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* ArmedBlag: When the Undersiders are contemplating a BankRobbery in [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2011/08/16/agitation-3-3/ Agitation 3.3]], BankRobbery, Alec asks why they don't hit an armored car instead. Tattletale points out that it's no easier than just knocking over the actual bank since it would be protected by capes.



* ArmorPiercingQuestion: Emma uses one of these on Taylor in [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2011/07/16/insinuation-2-4/ Insinuation 2.4]] as part of her [[TheBully bullying campaign]].

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* ArmorPiercingQuestion: Emma uses one of these on Taylor in [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2011/07/16/insinuation-2-4/ Insinuation 2.4]] as part of her [[TheBully bullying campaign]].



** Flechette manages one in [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2012/04/07/sentinel-9-2/ Sentinel 9.2]] when her arrival catches Shadow Stalker off-guard.

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** Flechette manages one in [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2012/04/07/sentinel-9-2/ Sentinel 9.2]] when her arrival catches Shadow Stalker off-guard.



** Director Piggot pulls one on [[spoiler:Crawler]] in [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2012/09/25/prey-14-7/ Prey 14.7]] -- fooling him into [[spoiler:remaining in the path of the Bakuda-bomb bombardment that would kill him]] by the simple expedient of [[spoiler:''[[CombatSadomasochist telling him it was coming]]'']].
** Skitter's ISurrenderSuckers gambit in [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/03/09/scourge-19-6/ Scourge 19.6]] depended on [[spoiler:Echidna charging her personally]].
** Skitter pulls one in [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/04/02/chrysalis-20-5/ Chrysalis 20.5]] when she escapes from an ambush by [[spoiler:recruiting her fellow high school students to act as {{Human Shield}}s against Dragon, Defiant, and Clockblocker]].

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** Director Piggot pulls one on [[spoiler:Crawler]] in [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2012/09/25/prey-14-7/ Prey 14.7]] [[spoiler:Crawler -- fooling him into [[spoiler:remaining remaining in the path of the Bakuda-bomb bombardment that would kill him]] him by the simple expedient of [[spoiler:''[[CombatSadomasochist ''[[CombatSadomasochist telling him it was coming]]'']].
** Skitter's ISurrenderSuckers gambit in [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/03/09/scourge-19-6/ Scourge 19.6]] depended on [[spoiler:Echidna charging her personally]].
** Skitter pulls one in [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/04/02/chrysalis-20-5/ Chrysalis 20.5]] when she escapes from an ambush by [[spoiler:recruiting her fellow high school students to act as {{Human Shield}}s against Dragon, Defiant, and Clockblocker]].



* BecomingTheMask: Invoked by Victor in [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2012/10/23/colony-15-3/ Colony 15.3]] when Tattletale suggests that his feelings for his partner Othala are a lie.

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* BecomingTheMask: Invoked by Victor in [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2012/10/23/colony-15-3/ Colony 15.3]] when Tattletale suggests that his feelings for his partner Othala are a lie.



* BeardOfEvil: Discussed by Regent, in [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/02/16/interlude-18/ Interlude 18]].

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* BeardOfEvil: Discussed by Regent, in [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/02/16/interlude-18/ Interlude 18]].Regent.



* BigApplesauce: In [[spoiler:[[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/05/25/drone-23-1/ Drone 23.1]]]], Taylor operates within New York City [[spoiler:under her new identity as Weaver]].

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* BigApplesauce: In [[spoiler:[[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/05/25/drone-23-1/ Drone 23.1]]]], Taylor operates within New York City [[spoiler:under her new identity as Weaver]].



** In [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2012/10/11/interlude-14/ Interlude 14]], a group of ex-ABB thugs were about to [[spoiler:attack some of Skitter's other minions]] when Skitter arrives and drives them off.

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** In [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2012/10/11/interlude-14/ Interlude 14]], a A group of ex-ABB thugs were are about to [[spoiler:attack some of Skitter's other minions]] when Skitter arrives and drives them off.



* BondOneLiner: In [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/07/18/sting-26-1/ Sting 26.1]], [[spoiler:Imp's killing of Nice Guy]] is accompanied by one.

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* BondOneLiner: In [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/07/18/sting-26-1/ Sting 26.1]], [[spoiler:Imp's killing of Nice Guy]] is accompanied by one.



** The speech that [[spoiler:Eidolon's clone]] gives to the entire army of Protectorate and Wards heroes in [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/03/09/scourge-19-6/ Scourge 19.6]] does this by [[spoiler:driving a wedge between the Case 53s and the rest, as well as undermining their confidence in the entire organization they work for]].

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** The speech that [[spoiler:Eidolon's clone]] gives to the entire army of Protectorate and Wards heroes in [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/03/09/scourge-19-6/ Scourge 19.6]] does this by [[spoiler:driving a wedge between the Case 53s and the rest, as well as undermining their confidence in the entire organization they work for]].



* CanonDiscontinuity: What would have been [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/03/14/interlude-19-donation-bonus-2/ Interlude 19 (Donation Bonus #2)]] (in which [[spoiler:a Noelle-clone of Tattletale managed to manipulate Shatterbird, Vista, Weld, Shamrock, and Gully to escape the ruins of Coil's base and gain a management position in Weld's Case-53 mercenary group as a fake Case-53]]) was pulled a couple hours after it was posted when, after seeing [[BrokenBase the decidedly equivocal reaction of the fanbase]], the author found himself dissatisfied with it.

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* CanonDiscontinuity: What would have been [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/03/14/interlude-19-donation-bonus-2/ Interlude 19 (Donation Bonus #2)]] (in which when [[spoiler:a Noelle-clone of Tattletale managed to manipulate Shatterbird, Vista, Weld, Shamrock, and Gully to escape the ruins of Coil's base and gain a management position in Weld's Case-53 mercenary group as a fake Case-53]]) was pulled a couple hours after it was posted when, after seeing [[BrokenBase the decidedly equivocal reaction of the fanbase]], the author found himself dissatisfied with it.



* CantGetAwayWithNuthin: In [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/06/01/drone-23-4/ Drone 23.4]], [[spoiler:Weaver]] talks to a group of middle schoolers about how the use of this trope in DrugsAreBad [=PSAs=] is [[CluelessAesop stupid]], because (contrary to the trope) drug abuse is initially ''enjoyable'' -- it destroys your life over time, not right away. She segues from this into her explanation of [[BeingEvilSucks why being a supervillain isn't worth it]].

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* CantGetAwayWithNuthin: In [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/06/01/drone-23-4/ Drone 23.4]], [[spoiler:Weaver]] talks to a group of middle schoolers about how the use of this trope in DrugsAreBad [=PSAs=] is [[CluelessAesop stupid]], because (contrary to the trope) drug abuse is initially ''enjoyable'' -- it destroys your life over time, not right away. She segues from this into her explanation of [[BeingEvilSucks why being a supervillain isn't worth it]].



* CavalryBetrayal: [[spoiler:Trickster]] in [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/02/12/queen-18-8/ Queen 18.8]] when [[spoiler:he sides with Noelle and gets several members of the Undersiders absorbed by her.]]

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* CavalryBetrayal: [[spoiler:Trickster]] in [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/02/12/queen-18-8/ Queen 18.8]] [[spoiler:Trickster when [[spoiler:he he sides with Noelle and gets several members of the Undersiders absorbed by her.]]



* ChangedMyMindKid: In [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2012/03/17/extermination-8-5/ Extermination 8.5]], when Leviathan has just left [[spoiler:the shelter]] and knocked Skitter -- at that instant the only cape in position to track Leviathan's movements -- face-down into the water with a broken back, [[spoiler:Bitch turns up with a pack of empowered dogs]], rescues Skitter, and keeps Leviathan tied up fighting on the street long enough for [[PhysicalGod Scion]] to arrive.

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* ChangedMyMindKid: In [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2012/03/17/extermination-8-5/ Extermination 8.5]], when [[spoiler:When Leviathan has just left [[spoiler:the shelter]] the shelter and knocked Skitter -- at that instant the only cape in position to track Leviathan's movements -- face-down into the water with a broken back, [[spoiler:Bitch Bitch turns up with a pack of empowered dogs]], dogs, rescues Skitter, and keeps Leviathan tied up fighting on the street long enough for [[PhysicalGod Scion]] to arrive.arrive]].



** In [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2012/07/26/interlude-12%C2%BD/ Battery's Interlude]], Doctor Mother mentions that one of Cauldron's capes can DePower parahumans. [[spoiler:It gets used on Taylor at the end of story.]]
** In [[https://parahumans.wordpress.com/category/stories-arcs-1-10/arc-9-sentinel-interludes/9-2/ Flechette's Interlude]], she mentions that a supernatural sense of timing is one of her secondary powers. [[spoiler:She uses it later on to fool the vaunted Gray Boy into lowering his guard.]]

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** In [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2012/07/26/interlude-12%C2%BD/ Battery's Interlude]], Doctor Mother mentions that one of Cauldron's capes can DePower parahumans. [[spoiler:It gets used on Taylor at the end of story.]]
** In [[https://parahumans.wordpress.com/category/stories-arcs-1-10/arc-9-sentinel-interludes/9-2/ Flechette's Interlude]], Interlude, she mentions that a supernatural sense of timing is one of her secondary powers. [[spoiler:She uses it later on to fool the vaunted Gray Boy into lowering his guard.]]



* CooldownHug: In [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2012/09/29/prey-14-8/ Prey 14.8]], when Skitter is trapped in the [[spoiler:agnosia fog]] and deeply paranoid about trusting anyone, [[spoiler:Jack Slash (impersonating Grue)]] gives her one.

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* CooldownHug: In [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2012/09/29/prey-14-8/ Prey 14.8]], when When Skitter is trapped in the [[spoiler:agnosia fog]] and deeply paranoid about trusting anyone, [[spoiler:Jack Slash (impersonating Grue)]] gives her one.



** In [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2011/06/11/1-1/ Gestation 1.1]], the three bullies dump juice and soda all over Taylor when they find her hiding in a bathroom stall.
** In Arcs 18 and 19, [[spoiler:Echidna]] leaves many of her opponents coated in vomit.

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** In [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2011/06/11/1-1/ Gestation 1.1]], the The three bullies dump juice and soda all over Taylor when they find her hiding in a bathroom stall.
** In Arcs 18 and 19, [[spoiler:Echidna]] leaves many of her opponents coated in vomit.



* CrypticConversation: Taylor has one in [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/08/22/extinction-27-4/ 27.4]] with [[spoiler:Glaistig Uaine.]]
* CuffsOffRubWrists: Taylor does this[[note]]in [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2011/11/12/hive-5-3/ Hive 5.3]][[/note]] because of how tightly Shadow Stalker bound her wrists with the plastic cuffs.

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* CrypticConversation: Taylor has one in [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/08/22/extinction-27-4/ 27.4]] with [[spoiler:Glaistig Uaine.]]
* CuffsOffRubWrists: Taylor does this[[note]]in [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2011/11/12/hive-5-3/ Hive 5.3]][[/note]] this because of how tightly Shadow Stalker bound her wrists with the plastic cuffs.



* DarkSecret: In [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2012/09/04/prey-14-1/ 14.1]], when [[spoiler:Cherish]] offers to help the Undersiders and the Travelers fight [[spoiler:the Slaughterhouse Nine]] in exchange for being given two minutes to air their dirty laundry first, it becomes clear that someone in the Travelers has one.[[note]]Later chapters suggest that this is probably [[spoiler:Trickster covering up for Noelle's HorrorHunger]].[[/note]]

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* DarkSecret: In [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2012/09/04/prey-14-1/ 14.1]], when When [[spoiler:Cherish]] offers to help the Undersiders and the Travelers fight [[spoiler:the Slaughterhouse Nine]] in exchange for being given two minutes to air their dirty laundry first, it becomes clear that someone in the Travelers has one.[[note]]Later chapters suggest that this is probably [[spoiler:Trickster covering up for Noelle's HorrorHunger]].[[/note]]



* DePower: In [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2012/07/26/interlude-12%C2%BD/ Battery's Interlude]], Doctor Mother mentions that someone in Cauldron can permanently remove parahuman powers. [[spoiler:It gets used on Taylor at the end of the story.]]

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* DePower: In [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2012/07/26/interlude-12%C2%BD/ Battery's Interlude]], Interlude, Doctor Mother mentions that someone in Cauldron can permanently remove parahuman powers. [[spoiler:It gets used on Taylor at the end of the story.]]



* EmergencyTransformation: In [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/08/24/extinction-27-5/ Extinction 27.5]], [[spoiler:Taylor]] uses [[spoiler:Lab Rat's device]] to undergo a temporary transformation into [[spoiler:a monstrous, insectoid form]] after suffering lethal injuries at [[spoiler:Scion]]'s hands.

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* EmergencyTransformation: In [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/08/24/extinction-27-5/ Extinction 27.5]], [[spoiler:Taylor]] [[spoiler:Taylor uses [[spoiler:Lab Lab Rat's device]] device to undergo a temporary transformation into [[spoiler:a a monstrous, insectoid form]] form after suffering lethal injuries at [[spoiler:Scion]]'s spoiler:Scion's hands.]]



* GagPenis: The male members of the Chicago Wards decide to prank [[spoiler:Weaver]] in [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/06/29/scarab-25-1/ Scarab 25.1]] by stuffing their tights in the crotch area and wearing gigantic codpieces.

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* GagPenis: The male members of the Chicago Wards decide to prank [[spoiler:Weaver]] in [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/06/29/scarab-25-1/ Scarab 25.1]] prank] by stuffing their tights in the crotch area and wearing gigantic codpieces.



* GraveMarkingScene: In [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/04/13/imago-21-2/ Imago 21.2]], Taylor visits her mother's grave to talk to her about what she's done as Skitter.

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* GraveMarkingScene: In [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/04/13/imago-21-2/ Imago 21.2]], Taylor visits her mother's grave to talk to her about what she's done as Skitter.



** In [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/04/02/chrysalis-20-5/ Chrysalis 20.5]], Skitter is cornered by [[spoiler:five superheroes, two of whom are wearing PoweredArmor,]] without her armor or weapons and with her superpower effectively neutralized. Then she realizes that [[TheDreaded her opponents are still leery of attacking.]] Cue grin.
* HadToBeSharp: When Taylor visits [[spoiler:the high school]] in [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/03/23/chrysalis-20-2/ Chrysalis 20.2]], she instantly notices how different the people who stayed in town during the events of the prior sixteen or so story arcs were from people people who did not -- a difference reflected in (for example) their attitude towards weapons.

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** In [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/04/02/chrysalis-20-5/ Chrysalis 20.5]], Skitter is cornered by [[spoiler:five superheroes, two of whom are wearing PoweredArmor,]] without her armor or weapons and with her superpower effectively neutralized. Then she realizes that [[TheDreaded her opponents are still leery of attacking.]] Cue grin.
* HadToBeSharp: When Taylor visits [[spoiler:the the high school]] in [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/03/23/chrysalis-20-2/ Chrysalis 20.2]], school, she instantly notices how different the people who stayed in town during the events of the prior sixteen or so story arcs were from people people who did not -- a difference reflected in (for example) their attitude towards weapons.



* HeroicSacrifice: In [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/06/18/crushed-24-4/ 24.4]], [[spoiler:Regent]] steps out of cover to draw [[spoiler:Behemoth]]'s attention away from [[spoiler:Imp]].
* HeroicSafeMode: In [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/04/02/chrysalis-20-5/ 20.5]], Skitter drops into this when she realizes [[spoiler:the Protectorate has co-opted [[{{Seers}} Dinah]] to use against her]], after everything she went through to make sure her powers would not be abused by ''anyone''.

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* HeroicSacrifice: In [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/06/18/crushed-24-4/ 24.4]], [[spoiler:Regent]] [[spoiler:Regent steps out of cover to draw [[spoiler:Behemoth]]'s Behemoth's attention away from [[spoiler:Imp]].
Imp]].
* HeroicSafeMode: In [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/04/02/chrysalis-20-5/ 20.5]], Skitter drops into this when she realizes [[spoiler:the Protectorate has co-opted [[{{Seers}} Dinah]] to use against her]], after everything she went through to make sure her powers would not be abused by ''anyone''.



* HoldingTheFloor: In [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2012/08/25/snare-13-09/ 13.9]], Skitter strikes up a conversation to try to [[spoiler:give Parian time to ambush Bonesaw]].

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* HoldingTheFloor: In [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2012/08/25/snare-13-09/ 13.9]], Skitter strikes up a conversation to try to [[spoiler:give Parian time to ambush Bonesaw]].



** In [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2012/07/17/plague-12-7/ Plague 12.7]], Skitter's plan to [[spoiler:tie up Mannequin with spider silk]] relies on doing this.
** In [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/06/20/crushed-24-5/ Crushed 24.5]], Exalt orders the surviving capes to make a stand at [[spoiler:the temple]] to gain enough time to [[spoiler:evacuate the wounded]].
* HonorBeforeReason: Discussed in [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2012/08/28/snare-13-10/ Snare 13.10]] when [[spoiler:Grue i.e. Brian is talking to Taylor i.e. Skitter]]:

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** In [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2012/07/17/plague-12-7/ Plague 12.7]], Skitter's plan to [[spoiler:tie up Mannequin with spider silk]] relies on doing this.
** In [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/06/20/crushed-24-5/ Crushed 24.5]], Exalt orders the surviving capes to make a stand at [[spoiler:the temple]] to gain enough time to [[spoiler:evacuate the wounded]].
* HonorBeforeReason: Discussed in [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2012/08/28/snare-13-10/ Snare 13.10]] when [[spoiler:Grue i.e. Brian is talking to Taylor i.e. Skitter]]:



* HopeSpot: [[spoiler:[[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/08/08/interlude-26b/ Interlude 26b]]]], when the heroes defeat most of [[spoiler:the Slaughterhouse Nine]] and [[spoiler:Jack Slash]] is trapped in an infinite time loop ... right before [[spoiler:Jack convinces Scion to wipe out humanity in the next chapter]].
* HorrifyingTheHorror: In [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/01/31/interlude-18-donation-bonus-2/ Interlude 18 (Donation Bonus #2)]], we get to ride along with the supervillain Crusader as he watches his teammates Night and Fog [[StepfordSmiler ritually pantomime the mannerisms of a happily married couple]] -- something they do day after day in a routine so fixed he can predict their lines before they speak them.

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* HopeSpot: [[spoiler:[[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/08/08/interlude-26b/ Interlude 26b]]]], when the [[spoiler:The heroes defeat most of [[spoiler:the the Slaughterhouse Nine]] Nine and [[spoiler:Jack Slash]] Jack Slash is trapped in an infinite time loop ... right before [[spoiler:Jack Jack convinces Scion to wipe out humanity in the next chapter]].
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* HorrifyingTheHorror: In [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/01/31/interlude-18-donation-bonus-2/ Interlude 18 (Donation Bonus #2)]], we We get to ride along with the supervillain Crusader as he watches his teammates Night and Fog [[StepfordSmiler ritually pantomime the mannerisms of a happily married couple]] -- something they do day after day in a routine so fixed he can predict their lines before they speak them.



* InstantDramaJustAddTracheotomy: [[spoiler:Tattletale]] performs one [[SelfSurgery on herself]] in [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/06/06/interlude-23/ Interlude 23]] after [[spoiler:Perdition attacks her]].

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* InstantDramaJustAddTracheotomy: [[spoiler:Tattletale]] performs one [[SelfSurgery on herself]] in [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/06/06/interlude-23/ Interlude 23]] after [[spoiler:Perdition attacks her]].



* IntimidationDemonstration: At the beginning of [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2011/12/13/tangle-6-1/ Tangle 6.1]], an ABB member whips his {{katana|sAreJustBetter}} around to try to intimidate Skitter. It doesn't work.

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* IntimidationDemonstration: At the beginning of [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2011/12/13/tangle-6-1/ Tangle 6.1]], an An ABB member whips his {{katana|sAreJustBetter}} around to try to intimidate Skitter. It doesn't work.



** [[spoiler:Skitter]] lures [[spoiler:Echidna/Noelle]] into a trap this way in [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/03/09/scourge-19-6/ Scourge 19.6]].

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** [[spoiler:Skitter]] [[spoiler:Skitter lures [[spoiler:Echidna/Noelle]] Echidna/Noelle into a trap this way in [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/03/09/scourge-19-6/ Scourge 19.6]].way.]]


* ShootTheDangerousMinion: [[spoiler:Coil]] decides to kill [[spoiler:Skitter]] after she helped his plan to [[spoiler:conquer Brockton Bay]] reach fruition, as he knows that she would oppose [[spoiler:his continuing to hold Dinah Alcott prisoner]].
* ShootTheDog: In [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/08/03/sting-26-6/ Sting 26.6]], [[spoiler:Weaver]] shoots [[spoiler:Aster]] to prevent [[spoiler:Jack's Slaughterhouse Nine]] from doing their thing and [[spoiler:possibly causing the end of the world]].

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* ShootTheDangerousMinion: [[spoiler:Coil]] [[spoiler:Coil decides to kill [[spoiler:Skitter]] Skitter after she helped his plan to [[spoiler:conquer conquer Brockton Bay]] Bay reach fruition, as he knows that she would oppose [[spoiler:his his continuing to hold Dinah Alcott prisoner]].
prisoner.]]
* ShootTheDog: In [[http://parahumans.wordpress.com/2013/08/03/sting-26-6/ Sting 26.6]], [[spoiler:Weaver]] [[spoiler:Weaver shoots [[spoiler:Aster]] Aster to prevent [[spoiler:Jack's Jack's Slaughterhouse Nine]] Nine from doing their thing and [[spoiler:possibly possibly causing the end of the world]].


** What Shadow Stalker must have been feeling when [[spoiler:Regent]] had control over her.
*** Heck, what [[spoiler: almost]] ''anyone'' must be feeling when [[spoiler: Regent]] takes control of them.
** And, oh god, [[spoiler:Grue]] after he was caught by Bonesaw.
** [[spoiler:Cherish]], after she was caught by Bonesaw.
** And [[spoiler:Blasto]] after he was caught by... yeah. Pretty much everyone she catches, in fact.

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** What Shadow Stalker must have been feeling when [[spoiler:Regent]] [[spoiler:Regent had control over her.
*** Heck, what [[spoiler: almost]] ''anyone'' must be feeling when [[spoiler: Regent]] takes control of them.
her]].
** And, oh god, [[spoiler:Grue]] [[spoiler:Grue, Cherish, and Blasto]] after he was being variously caught by Bonesaw.
** [[spoiler:Cherish]], after she was caught by Bonesaw.
** And [[spoiler:Blasto]] after he was caught by... yeah. Pretty much everyone she catches, in fact.
Bonesaw.



** Flechette's superpower allows the bolts from her arbalest (and the throwing-knives which inspired her hero name, and [[spoiler:anything else]]) to [[ArmorPiercingAttack pass through or embed themselves in]] ''anything'', up to and including [[spoiler:Endbringers]] and [[spoiler:Scion]].

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** Flechette's superpower allows the bolts from her arbalest (and the throwing-knives which inspired her hero name, and [[spoiler:anything else]]) to [[ArmorPiercingAttack pass through or embed themselves in]] ''anything'', up to and including [[spoiler:Endbringers]] [[spoiler:Endbringers and [[spoiler:Scion]].Scion]].



* BookEnds: The last thing we see [[spoiler:Jack Slash]] doing is also one of the first things we saw him doing on screen: [[spoiler:talking about how he doesn't like blank slates]].

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* BookEnds: The last thing we see [[spoiler:Jack Slash]] Jack Slash doing is also one of the first things we saw him doing on screen: [[spoiler:talking about how he doesn't like blank slates]].



* BreakTheHaughty: [[spoiler:Shadow Stalker's]] time under [[spoiler:Regent]]'s power. Emma has one when she learns that Taylor is [[spoiler:Skitter]].

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* BreakTheHaughty: [[spoiler:Shadow Stalker's]] time under [[spoiler:Regent]]'s power. Emma has one when she learns that Taylor is [[spoiler:Skitter]].Taylor's identity.



* BusCrash: [[spoiler:Grue, who hadn't made it off the oil rig]] - we only find out way, way after the fact.

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* BusCrash: [[spoiler:Grue, who hadn't made it off the oil rig]] - we rig]]. We only find out way, way after the fact.



** [[spoiler:Flechette]] considers [[spoiler:Skitter]] one after she convinces [[spoiler:Parian]] to work with her.

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** [[spoiler:Flechette]] [[spoiler:Flechette considers [[spoiler:Skitter]] Skitter one after she convinces [[spoiler:Parian]] Parian to work with her.]]



* CostumeCopycat: [[spoiler:Coil i.e. Calvert]] replaces [[spoiler:Skitter]] with a highly convincing body double as part of his plot to [[spoiler:keep Dinah over Skitter's objections]].

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* CostumeCopycat: [[spoiler:Coil i.e. Calvert]] replaces [[spoiler:Skitter]] Skitter with a highly convincing body double as part of his plot to [[spoiler:keep keep Dinah over Skitter's objections]].objections.]]



** The [[spoiler:bullying campaign]] that [[spoiler:Sophia i.e. Shadow Stalker]] spearheaded is what caused [[spoiler:Taylor (who became Skitter)]] to both [[TraumaticSuperpowerAwakening have a trigger event]] and, later, to target her when [[spoiler:Regent needed to [[PeoplePuppets take over]] a member of the Wards]].

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** The [[spoiler:bullying campaign]] campaign that [[spoiler:Sophia i.e. Shadow Stalker]] Sophia spearheaded is what caused [[spoiler:Taylor (who became Skitter)]] Taylor to both [[TraumaticSuperpowerAwakening have a trigger event]] and, later, to target her when [[spoiler:Regent Regent needed to [[PeoplePuppets take over]] a member of the Wards]].


** '''[[PuppetMaster Master]]''' - Capes whose powers allow them to [[PeoplePuppets control others]] or [[TheMinionMaster create minions]].

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** '''[[PuppetMaster Master]]''' '''Master''' - Capes whose powers allow them to [[PeoplePuppets control others]] or [[TheMinionMaster create minions]].



* WhateverMancy: Some Powers in Worm fall under this, but their applications are as varied as the individual who wield them and are categorized as such. This often makes for mismatches between categories and the actual nature of the powers: for example, of two capes with telekinesis, one that uses it to pick up parts of their environment and kludge it together into a golem would be called a [[PuppetMaster Master]], while one that uses it to effectively pick up and throw themself around would be called a [[{{Flight}} Mover]].

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* WhateverMancy: Some Powers in Worm fall under this, but their applications are as varied as the individual who wield them and are categorized as such. This often makes for mismatches between categories and the actual nature of the powers: for example, of two capes with telekinesis, one that uses it to pick up parts of their environment and kludge it together into a golem would be called a [[PuppetMaster Master]], Master, while one that uses it to effectively pick up and throw themself around would be called a [[{{Flight}} Mover]].


* EvenEvilHasStandards: Many supervillians have a certain code of honour (not killing civilians, not harming children, respecting their given word), and tend to even support the superheroes if they are in a fight against real mosnters and serial killers. Just to see how much of a CrapsackWorld it is, a gang of Neo-Nazis is among the nicer villans (especially their subgoup led by Purity, who is more of a WellIntentionedExtremist than being truly evil), in comparison to the many [[OmnicidalManiac OmnicidalManiacs]] plaguing the setting. .

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: Many supervillians have a certain code of honour (not killing civilians, not harming children, respecting their given word), and tend to even support the superheroes if they are in a fight against real mosnters monsters and serial killers. Just to see how much of a CrapsackWorld it is, a gang of Neo-Nazis is among the nicer villans (especially their subgoup led by Purity, who is more of a WellIntentionedExtremist than being truly evil), in comparison to the many [[OmnicidalManiac OmnicidalManiacs]] omnicidal maniacs]] plaguing the setting. .setting.

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