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* PoorCommunicationKills: Since the Sapphire Guard's true purpose must be kept a secret, O-Chul is unable to explain to Saha why he has stopped trying to get them disbanded and instead joined the Guard.

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* PoorCommunicationKills: Since the Sapphire Guard's true purpose must be kept a secret, O-Chul is unable to explain to Saha why he has stopped trying to get them disbanded and instead joined the Guard. She decides he must simply be a sell-out.

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* PoorCommunicationKills: Since the Sapphire Guard's true purpose must be kept a secret, O-Chul is unable to explain to Saha why he has stopped trying to get them disbanded and instead joined the Guard.


* TamperingWithFoodAndDrink: The poisoned [[TrademarkFavouriteFood gouda]] that the new Supreme Leader uses to poison the old one and his Dragon.

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* TamperingWithFoodAndDrink: The poisoned [[TrademarkFavouriteFood gouda]] that the new Supreme Leader uses SeldomSeenSpecies: Saha speaks with what appears to poison the old one and his Dragon.be a binturong.


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* TamperingWithFoodAndDrink: The poisoned [[TrademarkFavouriteFood gouda]] that the new Supreme Leader uses to poison the old one and his Dragon.


* TheParagon: O-Chul inspires two level-headed lieutenants to depose their warlike superiors, the paladins (and Lord Shojo) to take the oaths of the Sapphire Guard seriously, teaches Hinjo about leadership and inspires him to join the paladins, and shows several hobgoblins that humans aren't all bad. Unfortunately he also inadvertently starts Miko down the path to becoming a KnightTemplar. Though, to be fair, Miko was already headed in that direction thanks to Gin-Jun's mentoring and her own tendency to jump to conclusions.

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* TheParagon: O-Chul inspires two level-headed lieutenants to depose their warlike superiors, the paladins (and Lord Shojo) to take the oaths of the Sapphire Guard seriously, teaches Hinjo about leadership and inspires him to join the paladins, and shows several hobgoblins that humans aren't all bad. Unfortunately he also inadvertently starts Miko down the path to becoming a KnightTemplar. Though, to be fair, Miko was already headed in that direction thanks to Gin-Jun's mentoring and her own tendency to jump to conclusions.

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* MeaningfulBackgroundEvent: In The final panel, Belkar Bitterleaf can be seen [[https://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0514.html tossing pineapples at wights.]]


** The new Supreme Leader mentions that he has plans to greatly expand the hobgoblin presence in the Southern Mountains. It's [[YouAllLookAlike not clear]] whether he's the ''same'' [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep Supreme Leader]] who Redcloak meets in ''[[Recap/TheOrderOfTheStickNoCureForThePaladinBlues No Cure For The Paladin Blues]]'', but by that time there are 88 legions of them. Furthermore, when he takes power, captions helpfully point out the '''Headdress of Supreme Leadership''', '''Scepter of Supreme Leadership''', and '''Shiny Gold Amulet of Supreme Leadership'''.

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** The new Supreme Leader mentions that he has plans to greatly expand the hobgoblin presence in the Southern Mountains. It's [[YouAllLookAlike [[YouALLLookFamiliar not clear]] whether he's the ''same'' [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep Supreme Leader]] who Redcloak meets in ''[[Recap/TheOrderOfTheStickNoCureForThePaladinBlues No Cure For The Paladin Blues]]'', but by that time there are 88 legions of them. Furthermore, when he takes power, captions helpfully point out the '''Headdress of Supreme Leadership''', '''Scepter of Supreme Leadership''', and '''Shiny Gold Amulet of Supreme Leadership'''.


* AndIMustScream: When they test out Melisander possessing people to do chores on Daigo, Daigo admits, that among other flaws, this trope was in full-effect.

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* AndIMustScream: When they test out Melisander possessing people to do chores on Daigo, Daigo admits, that among other flaws, this trope he was in full-effect.fully aware of everything without any ability to influence anything.


* BeneathSuspicion: One of the hobgoblins uses GladYouThoughtOfIt and [[spoiler:ObfuscatingDisability]] to seem like a ProfessionalButtKisser. [[spoiler:Until he doesn't.]]

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* BeneathSuspicion: One of the hobgoblins uses GladYouThoughtOfIt and [[spoiler:ObfuscatingDisability]] ObfuscatingDisability to seem like a ProfessionalButtKisser. [[spoiler:Until Until he doesn't.]]



* GraveMarkingScene: O-Chul visits a graveyard after [[spoiler:Zhou's apparent death]] and starts [[TalkingToTheDead talking to one of the graves]]. [[spoiler:She's standing inside the hole, having become a gravedigger after her discharge from the army]].

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* GraveMarkingScene: O-Chul visits a graveyard after [[spoiler:Zhou's Zhou's apparent death]] death and starts [[TalkingToTheDead talking to one of the graves]]. [[spoiler:She's She's standing inside the hole, having become a gravedigger after her discharge from the army]].army.



** Averted with Miko, who is not yet the fanatic she will become one day, even asking Gin-Jun how to separate the good hobgoblins from the evil ones. At the end of the story, O-Chul inadvertedly starts her down the path that will lead her to [[spoiler:her fall and death.]]

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** Averted with Miko, who is not yet the fanatic she will become one day, even asking Gin-Jun how to separate the good hobgoblins from the evil ones. At the end of the story, O-Chul inadvertedly starts her down the path that will lead her to [[spoiler:her her fall and death.]]



* TamperingWithFoodAndDrink: The poisoned [[TrademarkFavouriteFood gouda]] that [[spoiler:the new Supreme Leader uses to poison the old one and his Dragon.]]

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* TamperingWithFoodAndDrink: The poisoned [[TrademarkFavouriteFood gouda]] that [[spoiler:the the new Supreme Leader uses to poison the old one and his Dragon.]]


* MacGuffin: Parodied/PlayedForLaughs - Therkla is sent to steal a fan which "belonged to the sorcerer Mik-Guh". After delivering it, she's told that the mission was just an excuse to test her skills and that the "Mik-Guh Fan" had no intrinsic value.

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* MacGuffin: Parodied/PlayedForLaughs Parodied and PlayedForLaughs - Therkla is sent to steal a fan which "belonged to the sorcerer Mik-Guh". After delivering it, she's told that the mission was just an excuse to test her skills and that the "Mik-Guh Fan" had no intrinsic value.

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* MacGuffin: Parodied/PlayedForLaughs - Therkla is sent to steal a fan which "belonged to the sorcerer Mik-Guh". After delivering it, she's told that the mission was just an excuse to test her skills and that the "Mik-Guh Fan" had no intrinsic value.


* NeverLearnedToRead: Melisander's illiteracy due to her low-class status became an impediment in utilizing Ouija Board.

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* NeverLearnedToRead: Melisander's illiteracy due to her low-class status became an impediment in utilizing Ouija Board.Board to serve as a medium.

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* NeverLearnedToRead: Melisander's illiteracy due to her low-class status became an impediment in utilizing Ouija Board.
* NouveauRiche: Due to Kato's nobility being granted recently, many Azurite nobles show disdain towards them. Even up to [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking not eating Kazumi's lemon squares]].
* ShoutOut: Melisander has a [[Series/GameOfThrones Melisandre]] motif, complete with colored candle albeit being green and benign.


* AndThatLittleGirlWasMe: Played with. Saha sees the trope coming, but assumes O-Chul is the determined and good-hearted army sergeant in the story, rather than the sickly young bandit that man adopted. She's shocked when O-Chul says he's the latter.

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* AndThatLittleGirlWasMe: Played with. Saha sees the trope coming, but assumes O-Chul is the determined and good-hearted army sergeant in the story, rather than the sickly young bandit that man adopted. She's shocked when O-Chul says he's the latter.latter and that ''O-Chul'' of all people used to be a bandit but that was the point of the story. If a former bandit child can become a righteous man because of the kindness he was shown, than other bad folk can change too.


The third "prequel" book in the ''Order of the Stick'' continuity (actually including stories from 12 years before the main comic up to contemporaneous with ''[[Recap/TheOrderOfTheStickBloodRunsInTheFamily Blood Runs In The Family]]''). The book compiles two stories previously released only to Kickstarter backers, along with three all-new stories. The title plays on the saying "No good deed goes unpunished."

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The third "prequel" book in the ''Order of the Stick'' continuity (actually including stories from 12 years before the main comic up to contemporaneous with ''[[Recap/TheOrderOfTheStickBloodRunsInTheFamily Blood Runs In The in the Family]]''). The book compiles two stories previously released only to Kickstarter backers, along with three all-new stories. The title plays on the saying "No good deed goes unpunished."



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!!!Contains the following tropes:

!!''Good Deeds Gone Unpunished'' provides examples of:






* CuttingTheKnot: A witch offers Lien a ring that can let her breath underwater if she answers TheseQuestionsThree- fail, and she gets polymorphed into a skittling. Lien just beats the living daylights out of the witch, turns her in, and a paladin gives her the ring as a reward.

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* CuttingTheKnot: A witch offers Lien a ring that can let her breath underwater if she answers TheseQuestionsThree- TheseQuestionsThree -- fail, and she gets polymorphed into a skittling. Lien just beats the living daylights out of the witch, turns her in, and a paladin gives her the ring as a reward.


* AndThatLittleGirlWasMe: Played with. Saha sees the trope coming, but assumes O-Chul is the determined and good-hearted army sergeant in the story, rather than the sickly young bandit that man adopted.

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* AndThatLittleGirlWasMe: Played with. Saha sees the trope coming, but assumes O-Chul is the determined and good-hearted army sergeant in the story, rather than the sickly young bandit that man adopted. She's shocked when O-Chul says he's the latter.



* GladYouThoughtOfIt: the hobgoblin cleric's favourite tactic to get his dimmer superiors to go through with his ideas.

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* GladYouThoughtOfIt: the The hobgoblin cleric's favourite tactic to get his dimmer superiors to go through with his ideas.



* YouShallNotPass: the very first scene. Later O-Chul repeats this against the paladins.

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* YouShallNotPass: the The very first scene. Later O-Chul repeats this against the paladins.

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