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* PettingZooPeople: The Horned Ones are a rather disturbing kind of this.

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* ArtisticLicensePhysics: Usually explained away by magic or it being an anime genre convention, but sometimes just odd. Perhaps the most glaring example (both due to its short length and because of the way it defies not just science, but basic logic) is the description of electrokinetic weapons:
-->"With a minimum of moving parts, electrokinetic rail weapons ''silently'' fire metallic projectiles at an extremely high and accurate rate with a muzzle velocity ''that exceeds the speed of sound.''"
** The next paragraph does mention "Beyond the audible crack of breaking the sound barrier, electrokinetic weapons are virtually silent", so it is probable they just didn't want to mention it twice.
** Or the line from "Burning Horizons" about how [[StealthInSpace it's ''easier'' to hide things in space]] because you can vent all the heat "into space", which is actually the '''exact''' opposite of how it works.


* MutantDraftBoard: All [[PsychicPowers parapsychics]] (people born with innate abilities, which can range from mind control to having control over gravity) have to register with the [[StateSec Office of Internal Security]], be tested, are subjected to surveillance, and if their powers are deemed [[MindRape Invasive]] or Dangerous, they have to wear badges in public to inform people of it. On the other hand, looking at [[CosmicHorrorStory what kind of place]] the ''[=CthulhuTech=]'' setting is, it's fairly justified.

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* MutantDraftBoard: All [[PsychicPowers parapsychics]] (people born with innate abilities, which can range from mind control to having control over gravity) have to register with the [[StateSec Office of Internal Security]], be tested, are subjected to surveillance, and if their powers are deemed [[MindRape Invasive]] or Dangerous, they have to wear badges in public to inform people of it. In particular, [[GravityMaster Gravikinetics]] specifically get the full brunt of this trope and are forced to join the NEG; they're seen as just too dangerous to leave off a leash. On the other hand, looking at [[CosmicHorrorStory what kind of place]] the ''[=CthulhuTech=]'' setting is, it's fairly justified.


* TheQuisling: Many people who believe (perhaps correctly) that humanity will lose the Aeon War become this. Despairing Humans tend to go to the cults, and Nazzadi seek to return to the Migou's service, believing that they will be spared if they work for their former masters. If they aren't killed outright, the Nazzadi [[YouHaveOutLivedYourUsefulness tend not to last long]].



* TheQuisling: Many people who believe (perhaps correctly) that humanity will lose the Aeon War become this. Despairing Humans tend to go to the cults, and Nazzadi seek to return to the Migou's service, believing that they will be spared if they work for their former masters. If they aren't killed outright, the Nazzadi [[YouHaveOutLivedYourUsefulness tend not to last long]].



** Dhohanoids, Tagers, Engels (which use human and Nazzadi DNA in their template), and Deep One Hybrids already are already examples of this.

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** Dhohanoids, Tagers, Engels (which use human and Nazzadi DNA in their template), and Deep One Hybrids already are already examples of this.


* MultipleEndings: Right now, none of them look very good. Likely endings include [[KillEmAll human extinction]], getting enslaved by a mythos race, and [[YouAreTheDemons surviving to become a Mythos race]]. The best possible one may very well be getting the hell away from Earth through whatever means necessary -- and it would still imply only a fraction could escape.

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* MultipleEndings: Right now, none of them look very good. Likely endings include [[KillEmAll human extinction]], getting enslaved by a mythos Mythos race, and [[YouAreTheDemons surviving to become a Mythos race]]. The best possible one may very well be getting the hell away from Earth through whatever means necessary -- and it would still imply only a fraction could escape.


*** Good news: [[spoiler: 1. New Arcanowave technology lets the NEG make a devastating strike on the Hive ship in orbit. 2. The second hive ship is forced to turn back when remnants of the NEG space forces (left behind when the second arcanotech war began) strike at Pluto using new technology of their own. 3. The NEG and Remnants join together and form the Coalition, which causes a massive moral boost in universe.]]

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*** Good news: [[spoiler: 1. New Arcanowave technology lets the NEG make a devastating strike on the Hive ship Ship in orbit. 2. The second hive ship Hive Ship is forced to turn back when remnants of the NEG space forces (left behind when the second arcanotech war began) strike at Pluto using new technology of their own. 3. The NEG and Remnants join together and form the Coalition, which causes a massive moral boost in universe.]]


*** The book Mortal Remains has some interesting information, but the opportunity it opens up is so minute as to be nonexistent. [[spoiler:The two hive ships hold the ENTIRETY of the Migou in our solar system. Pluto, their mining colony, is going to have a skeleton crew once the second ship launches. Some may question the rationality of leaving Pluto defenseless, but according to Migou intel, there are no threats to it since nobody is capable of getting there (and the Earth is locked down by the first Hive ship)]].

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*** The book Mortal Remains has some interesting information, but the opportunity it opens up is so minute as to be nonexistent. [[spoiler:The two hive ships Hive Ships hold the ENTIRETY of the Migou in our solar system. Pluto, their mining colony, is going to have a skeleton crew once the second ship launches. Some may question the rationality of leaving Pluto defenseless, but according to Migou intel, there are no threats to it since nobody is capable of getting there (and the Earth is locked down by the first Hive ship)]].Ship)]].


** The Deep One Hybrids are...pretty much the same as they are in Lovecraft's "The Shadow Over Innsmouth," except that they can't pass down their Deep One genes to an ordinary mortal... at least until they become fully Deep Ones.

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** The Deep One Hybrids are... pretty much the same as they are in Lovecraft's "The Shadow Over Innsmouth," except that they can't pass down their Deep One genes to an ordinary mortal... at least until they become fully Deep Ones.


* ''Burning Horizon'' (Sandstorm) -- 2087 Metaplot sourcebook.

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* ''Burning Horizon'' (Sandstorm) -- 2087 Metaplot sourcebook.sourcebook


* GenreMashup: Between a CosmicHorrorStory with its utter insignificance of humanity in the face of unimaginable vastness and giant robots and teenagers who save the future with significant human endeavour. The results are... mixed to say the least.



* [[InnocentFanserviceGirl Innocent Fanservice Race]]: The Nazzadi have no nudity taboo. They don't run around naked in public or anything, but they think nothing of stripping down if the situation might possibly call for it.

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* [[InnocentFanserviceGirl Innocent Fanservice Race]]: InnocentFanserviceGirl: The Nazzadi have no nudity taboo. They don't run around naked in public or anything, but they think nothing of stripping down if the situation might possibly call for it.



* [[ScrewYouElves Screw You, Nazzadi]]: According to some, the authors of Mortal Remains overemphasized the Nazzadi's natural fitness, and made their culture too aloof.

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* [[ScrewYouElves Screw You, Nazzadi]]: ScrewYouElves: According to some, the authors of Mortal Remains overemphasized the Nazzadi's natural fitness, and made their culture too aloof.


* ByTheBookCop: The [[{{FBI}} FSB]] is presented as this, in contrast to the OIS, who openly operate as StateSec.

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* ByTheBookCop: The [[{{FBI}} [[UsefulNotes/AmericanLawEnforcement FSB]] is presented as this, in contrast to the OIS, who openly operate as StateSec.



* CIAEvilFBIGood: The [[StateSec OIS]] gets a far worse rap than the [[{{FBI}} FSB]] in the books; while it's portrayed on the whole as NecessarilyEvil, the moment a criminal goes into OIS hands, all concepts of human rights go out the window. The FSB, by contrast, have an organizational culture of integrity, their largest division is InternalAffairs to keep the cults out, and generally play their cases {{by the book|Cop}}.

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* CIAEvilFBIGood: The [[StateSec OIS]] gets a far worse rap than the [[{{FBI}} [[UsefulNotes/AmericanLawEnforcement FSB]] in the books; while it's portrayed on the whole as NecessarilyEvil, the moment a criminal goes into OIS hands, all concepts of human rights go out the window. The FSB, by contrast, have an organizational culture of integrity, their largest division is InternalAffairs to keep the cults out, and generally play their cases {{by the book|Cop}}.


* CrapsackWorld: The phrase "''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' [[XMeetsY meets]] Creator/HPLovecraft" should tell you how bleak it is. Thankfully for the NEG, there actually ''is'' some hope for humanity. (Or at least for whatever humanity [[HumanoidAbomination evolves into]].)

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* CrapsackWorld: The phrase "''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' [[XMeetsY [[JustForFun/XMeetsY meets]] Creator/HPLovecraft" should tell you how bleak it is. Thankfully for the NEG, there actually ''is'' some hope for humanity. (Or at least for whatever humanity [[HumanoidAbomination evolves into]].)


[-[[caption-width-right:335:''[[Anime/{{Neon Genesis Evangelion}} Evangelion]]'' [[XMeetsY +]] Creator/HPLovecraft [[XMeetsY +]] ''Anime/{{Robotech}}'' [[XMeetsY +]] ''Manga/{{Guyver}}'' [[XMeetsY +]] ''Manga/{{Akira}}'' [[XMeetsY +]] ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' [[RebusBubble =]] [[{{Troperiffic}} this]].]]-]

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[-[[caption-width-right:335:''[[Anime/{{Neon Genesis Evangelion}} Evangelion]]'' [[XMeetsY [[JustForFun/XMeetsY +]] Creator/HPLovecraft [[XMeetsY [[JustForFun/XMeetsY +]] ''Anime/{{Robotech}}'' [[XMeetsY [[JustForFun/XMeetsY +]] ''Manga/{{Guyver}}'' [[XMeetsY [[JustForFun/XMeetsY +]] ''Manga/{{Akira}}'' [[XMeetsY [[JustForFun/XMeetsY +]] ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' [[RebusBubble =]] [[{{Troperiffic}} this]].]]-]


* PoweredByAForsakenChild: [=QBatteries=]. Gotta love the Chrysalis Corporation!

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* PoweredByAForsakenChild: [=QBatteries=]. ''Literally'' - it's got a human fetus inside. Gotta love the Chrysalis Corporation!

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* MagicOrPsychic: Sorcery is taught as a science in universities, while Parapsychics are some sort of mutation or other special ability subject to a MutantDraftBoard.

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