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* AnyoneCanDie: As it is the story of TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt, The End Times removed the long standing policy of StatusQuoIsGod, resulting in the deaths of a multitude of well-known and popular characters, many of whom had been in the game for decades.

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* AnyoneCanDie: As it is the story of TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt, The ''The End Times Times'' removed the long standing policy of StatusQuoIsGod, resulting in the deaths of a multitude of well-known and popular characters, many of whom had been in the game for decades.


* AnyoneCanDie: Hoo, boy. In the first book several factions must mourn one or two Special characters, even venerable names like [[spoiler: Heinrich Kemmler, Volkmar the grim, Morgiana Le Fay, Eltharion and more]] have been killed off, and the list is increasing; in fact, three out of the aforementioned four were killed by ''one character alone''. Probably no faction will be untouched by this trope when the dust settles.
** As of Book 4, you can add [[spoiler:Queek Headtaker, Belegar Ironhammer, Thorgrim Grudgebearer and basically all of the Lizardmen]]
** As of Book 5, [[spoiler: basically everyone.]]
* {{Artifact of Doom}}: Where do we even begin? From all the artifacts needed for the ritual of the return of Nagash (all of which were made by him and belonged to him once; one is actually his severed hand), to the [[InfinityMinusOneSword Fellblade]] that once killed him.

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* AnyoneCanDie: Hoo, boy. In As it is the first book several factions must mourn one or two Special story of TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt, The End Times removed the long standing policy of StatusQuoIsGod, resulting in the deaths of a multitude of well-known and popular characters, even venerable names like [[spoiler: Heinrich Kemmler, Volkmar the grim, Morgiana Le Fay, Eltharion and more]] have many of whom had been killed off, and in the list is increasing; in fact, three out of the aforementioned four were killed by ''one character alone''. Probably no faction will be untouched by this trope when the dust settles.
** As of Book 4, you can add [[spoiler:Queek Headtaker, Belegar Ironhammer, Thorgrim Grudgebearer and basically all of the Lizardmen]]
** As of Book 5, [[spoiler: basically everyone.]]
game for decades.
* {{Artifact of Doom}}: ArtifactOfDoom: Where do we even begin? From all the artifacts needed for the ritual of the return of Nagash (all of which were made by him and belonged to him once; one is actually his severed hand), to the [[InfinityMinusOneSword Fellblade]] that once killed him.


* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Abhorash]] and [[FounderOfTheKingdom Gilles le Breton]] team up to fight the forces of Chaos one last time. We don't get to see it, but it was, presumably, one hell of a cavalry charge.

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* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: Having sworn an oath to protect Bretonnia in the distant past, [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Abhorash]] and [[FounderOfTheKingdom Abhorash]], the father of the Blood Dragons Vampire bloodline, joins with the returned FounderOfTheKingdom Gilles le Breton]] team up Breton to fight against the forces of Chaos one last time. We don't get to see it, time, but it was, presumably, one hell of a cavalry charge.this is only implied by the narrative and explicitly shown.


* BroadStrokes[=/=]DependingOnTheWriter: While the major events are the same between the game books and the novels, the details are often quite different. Part of this is that the novels treat earlier Black Library novels as canon and the rulebooks do not, resulting in oddities like major characters having different backstories and personalities or just flat-out not existing.

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* BroadStrokes[=/=]DependingOnTheWriter: BroadStrokes: While the major events are the same between the game books and the novels, the details are often quite different. Part of this is that the novels treat earlier Black Library novels as canon and the rulebooks do not, resulting in oddities like major characters having different backstories and personalities or just flat-out not existing.

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* SwordOfPlotAdvancement: The Widowmaker is central to the plot of ''End Times: Khaine''. As the entire elven civilization goes to war and by this [[spoiler:replays the old myths about the war between gods with Malekith as the unlikely Asuryan, Alarielle as Isha, and Tyrion as Khaine and whatnot]], Tyrion is pushed to draw the Widowmaker, empowering him with the power of Khaine but also corrupting him. A good chunk of the entire war then revolves around how to handle the sword.


* {{Cutscene Power to The Max}}: The Skaven are able to defeat almost everyone else. Offscreen. To be entirely fair, it was always implied the only thing holding the Skaven back was their ChronicBackstabbingDisorder.

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* {{Cutscene Power to The Max}}: The Skaven are able to defeat almost everyone else. Offscreen. To be entirely fair, it was always implied else in the only thing holding the Skaven back was their ChronicBackstabbingDisorder.fluff.


* {{Ubermensch}}: There's a few contenders for this;
** Malekith: He was directly responsible for the three elf factions in the game. The elves who chose to serve him during the civil war became the Dark Elves, while the elves who lived in the colonies he founded on what is now Bretonnia went on to become Wood Elves. The Wood Elves were then instrumental in the founding of Bretonnia. Malekith also indirectly caused the War of the Beard and agents working for him ended up prisoners in Nehekhara where they gave Nagash the knowledge he used to create necromancy which led to a lot more suffering.

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* SkewedPriorities: Sure, Mannfred, the end of the goddamn world is the [[SarcasmMode perfect]] time to try and usurp Nagash.


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** The entire storyline was this. It was always at least possible for Chaos to be defeated, and it looks like the Incarnates are actually going to stop the destruction of the world. That is, until [[TheStarscream Mannfred]] kills Gelt.

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* DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu: It doesn't matter if you're [[TheArchmage Nagash.]] It doesn't matter if you're the [[GodOfEvil Chaos Gods.]] Settra does not serve. He rules, and he's perfectly willing to say that to your face.


* {{Cutscene Power to The Max}}: During the finale of the Warhammer Fantasy world, the Skaven, [[CreatorsPet in defiance of all reason]], get fanboyed to the max. They [[spoiler: destroy the Lizardman Empire. And the Dwarf Empire. And Brettonia. And Morsleib. And Tilea. And Nuln. And Estalia. They also blow up Nagash's Black Pyramid.]] Basically, the whole series should be reduced to one book called "The Skaven Are Just the Awesomest and Can Beat Everybody All at the Same Time." This gets reversed in the last entry; the surviving named Skaven characters inexplicably vanish from the narrative, and the Skaven are suddenly reduced to ineffectual cannon fodder for the main Chaos force (other than Skaven sappers taking out the Black Pyramid, but even then the army is mostly Nurgle daemons).

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* {{Cutscene Power to The Max}}: During the finale of the Warhammer Fantasy world, the Skaven, [[CreatorsPet in defiance of all reason]], get fanboyed to the max. They [[spoiler: destroy the Lizardman Empire. And the Dwarf Empire. And Brettonia. And Morsleib. And Tilea. And Nuln. And Estalia. They also blow up Nagash's Black Pyramid.]] Basically, the whole series should be reduced to one book called "The The Skaven Are Just are able to defeat almost everyone else. Offscreen. To be entirely fair, it was always implied the Awesomest and Can Beat Everybody All at the Same Time." This gets reversed in the last entry; the surviving named Skaven characters inexplicably vanish from the narrative, and only thing holding the Skaven are suddenly reduced to ineffectual cannon fodder for the main Chaos force (other than Skaven sappers taking out the Black Pyramid, but even then the army is mostly Nurgle daemons).back was their ChronicBackstabbingDisorder.


* TeasingCreator: Josh Reynolds tosses a lot of references and payoffs to his previous books into Lord of the End Times... including a few to the Abhorash novel rounding out the ''Blood of Nagash'' series that GW pulled the plug on, which he refuses to explain.

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* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Abhorash]] and [[FounderOfTheKingdom Gilles le Breton]] team up to fight the forces of Chaos one last time. We don't get to see it, but it was, presumably, one hell of a cavalry charge.

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* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: A meta example. Fans had been clamoring for GW to "advance the storyline" for decades. And advance the storyline did.


* KilledOffScreen: A lot of characters in The Curse of Khaine die off-screen in the third act. Especially jarring is [[spoiler:Morathi, given how important her character was in Malkeith's backstory]].

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* KilledOffScreen: A Taken [[UpToEleven Up to Eleven]] in classic Warhammer fashion, with entire ''civilizations'' being killed offscreen, the very first (but most certainly not the last) of which is Kislev, long established to be a significant bulwark against invasions from the north, revealed to have been destroyed before the beginning of the first book.
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lot of characters in The Curse of Khaine die off-screen in the third act. Especially jarring is [[spoiler:Morathi, given how important her character was in Malkeith's backstory]].

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