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* LamePunReaction: A regular reaction to Wilde's puns.


* BrutalHonesty: Zolf is fond of this:
-->'''Hamnid:''' We should stick together, I think. It won’t be too bad, Sasha.
-->'''Zolf:''' It will be pretty bad.

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* BrutalHonesty: Zolf is fond of this:
-->'''Hamnid:''' We should stick together, I think. It won’t be too bad, Sasha.
-->'''Zolf:''' It will be pretty bad.


-->'''Zolf:''' Is he telling us riddles? Is he trying to run some sort of game?

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-->'''Zolf:''' -->'''[[spoiler:Zolf]]:''' Is he telling us riddles? Is he trying to run some sort of game?



-->'''Zolf:''' Yeah, is he trying to be the master of this dungeon? Honestly, what kind of idiot would spend all of their time doing that? Ugh!

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-->'''Zolf:''' -->'''[[spoiler:Zolf]]:''' Yeah, is he trying to be the master of this dungeon? Honestly, what kind of idiot would spend all of their time doing that? Ugh!

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* BitingTheHandHumor: The players do this regularly to Alex:
-->'''Zolf:''' Is he telling us riddles? Is he trying to run some sort of game?
-->'''Azu:''' Can you imagine that? Someone trying to run a game?
-->'''Zolf:''' Yeah, is he trying to be the master of this dungeon? Honestly, what kind of idiot would spend all of their time doing that? Ugh!


* GilliganCut: Aboard Earhart's airship, Hamid and Zolf are arguing about the literary value of Harrison Campbell's romance novels – and cut to Hamid angrily reading one of his books with a disgusted look on his face.



* TheLawFirmOfPunPunAndWordplay: Harkness, Harkness, Darkness, and Sphinx.



* LotusEaterMachine: Mr Ceiling's simulation.



* MistakenForAfterlife: When Sasha is transported to Brutor's knighting while being cured, she initially assumes that she's died and gone to an afterlife.



* StaircaseTumble: Gideon falls down the stairs from Einstein's office after noticing Hamid trying to hide from him.



* TheyreCalledPersonalIssuesForAReason: Most of the party conspicuously to hide parts of their backstories, with limited success:

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* TheyreCalledPersonalIssuesForAReason: Most of the party conspicuously try to hide parts of their backstories, with limited success:

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* CallBack: The "Desiccated Corporal" in Damascus, calling back to the "Soggy Admiral" (and related establishments) in Dover.


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* ContinuityNod: At the beginning of season 1, when the party visits the British Museum and learns that Bertie cannot pay his family's debt to them, the curator suggests that they might "just skimp on Mr. Carter’s expedition." Two seasons later, the party meets Carter, who has turned to crime because his research funding has been cut.


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* LOL69: Episode 69? Nice.


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* MistakenForRomance: Grizzop and Sasha decide that Hamid and Gideon must be exes, given how they're avoiding each other.


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* RevolutionariesWhoDontDoAnything: The People's Front of Damascus.


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* SexualEuphemism: When going to a one night stand with Wilde, James asks whether Bertie should roll an "Intimate Knowledge Nobility" or "Ride" check.


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* WhoWouldWantToWatchUs: When the party spends almost an entire episode talking to a crow, Alex makes this job.
-->'''Alex, making crow noises:''' People choose to listen to this podcast for pleasure!

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* HilariousOuttakes: At the end of nearly every episode.


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* InherentlyFunnyWords: "Pump hole."

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* BreakingBadNewsGently: Sasha and Grizzop try to do this to Hamid when telling him about Aziza's death.
** Later, [[spoiler: Einstein does this to Azu and Hamid as he tries to explain how long they've been gone from the material plane and what's happened since.]]


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* ExplainingTheSoap: The audience often gets glimpses of Zolf explaining the plot of his favourite romance novels.


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* GoodNewsBadNews: When Zolf is telling Sasha that she has a degenerative magical disease:
-->'''Zolf:''' Right, so I’ve got good news and bad news. Which one do you want first?
-->'''Sasha:''' I don’t really believe in good news.


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* HurricaneOfPuns: Many, many times.
** Hamid and Bertie, when visiting the temple of Poseidon, much to Zolf's dismay:
-->'''Zolf:''' I will remind you that this is my religion, actually, as funny as that might be. So, cut it out, ok?
-->'''Hamid:''' I’ll stop carping on about it.
-->'''Bertie:''' We don’t want to make you feel out of plaice.
-->'''Hamid:''' I think he’s haddock up to here with us.
-->'''Bertie:''' What a load of codswallop we’re spitting!
** Out of character in episode 75, in which James jokes that he is sponsored by Megabowl, leading to a flurry of bowling puns from the players that results in Alex punishing them mechanically.
** Sasha and Wilde get one in 111 while waiting for Grizzop and Hamid to return from exploring, despite [[CannotTellAJoke Sasha's demonstrated difficulty with puns.]]
-->'''Wilde:''' Well, you know, studying metal takes an iron will.
-->'''Sasha:''' Yeah, it does, uhhh, like… I mean, that’s a good copper, ey? Copper, yeah. Coppered out there. Right. Wonder when the others are gonna be back.
-->'''Wilde:''' Maybe you should steel yourself.
-->'''Sasha:''' Yeah! Uhhh, there’s um… you know, ironing. We could do some ironing while they’re there.

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* AlchemyIsMagic: Portrayed as such with [[spoiler: Cel and Shoin.]]


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* AncientTomb: Hannibal's tomb, which Bertie, Ed, and Tjelvar discover in Bertie's sidequest, as well as the tomb underneath the Meritocratic offices in Cairo.

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* AtTheOperaTonight: The LOLOMG attend a performance of Don Giovanni at the Prague Opera House.


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* EverybodyHatesHades: An in-universe example; the Cult of Hades is portrayed as uniformly evil but [[spoiler: Sasha and Grizzop's time in Ancient Rome suggest that this might not be the whole story.]]


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* RaysFromHeaven: Apollo delivers these to Edward Keystone during Bertie's side quest.


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* SecretUndergroundPassage: This show has several, including the secret tunnels to Mr Ceiling's lab, the pipe passageway underneath the factory in Damascus, and [[spoiler: Shoin's underwater and underground tunnel.]]

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* MagiTek: The steampunk world includes lightning elemental powered trains and cars.

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* Technophobia: The Serpentine gang bombs the simulacrum auction because they hate robots, since they caused the flooding in London.


* BlatantLies: In episode 2, after a fight in which Sasha stabbed a man:

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* BlatantLies: BlatantLies:
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** After Hamid casts Invisibility on himself multiple times to avoid Gideon, and denies knowing him.

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