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* AscendedFanon: In January 2020, it was announced that ''The Explorers Guide to Wildemount'' would be published by Wizards of the Coast, making the world of Exandria an official part of D&D canon. Prior to that, the official 5e adventure ''TabletopGame/BaldursGateDescentIntoAvernus'' alluded to the events of the Campaign 1 finale, with the inclusion of Arkhan the Cruel as an NPC with [[spoiler:the Hand of
Vecna]].
* ChannelHop: From Geek & Sundry and Alpha to Critical Roleís own YouTube and Twitch channels.

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* AscendedFanon: In January 2020, it was announced that ''The Explorers Guide to Wildemount'' would be published by Wizards of the Coast, making the world of Exandria an official part of D&D canon. Prior to that, the official 5e adventure ''TabletopGame/BaldursGateDescentIntoAvernus'' alluded to the events of the Campaign 1 finale, with the inclusion of Arkhan the Cruel as an NPC with [[spoiler:the Hand of
of Vecna]].
* ChannelHop: From Geek & Sundry and Alpha to Critical Roleís own YouTube [=YouTube=] and Twitch channels.


* AscendedFanon: In January 2020, it was announced that ''The Explorers Guide to Wildemount'' would be published by Wizards of the Coast, making the world of Exandria an official part of D&D canon. Prior to that, the official 5e adventure ''TabletopGame/BaldursGateDescentIntoAvernus'' alluded to the events of the Campaign 1 finale, with the inclusion of Arkhan the Cruel as an NPC with [[spoiler:the Hand of Vecna]].

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* AscendedFanon: In January 2020, it was announced that ''The Explorers Guide to Wildemount'' would be published by Wizards of the Coast, making the world of Exandria an official part of D&D canon. Prior to that, the official 5e adventure ''TabletopGame/BaldursGateDescentIntoAvernus'' alluded to the events of the Campaign 1 finale, with the inclusion of Arkhan the Cruel as an NPC with [[spoiler:the Hand of Vecna]]. of
Vecna]].
* ChannelHop: From Geek & Sundry and Alpha to Critical Roleís own YouTube and Twitch channels.


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* CreatorKiller: Critical Role leaving Geek & Sundry and becoming independent ultimately led to Alpha, Legendary Digitalís premium subscription service, shutting down a month after the separation due to a significant number of subscriptions being cancelled.


** During episode 28, Vex tries to stop Grog from smashing the behir beyond harvesting by telling him, "Lullaby". Laura Bailey played Black Widow/Natasha Romanoff in a number of Marvel games, and Travis Willingham played the Hulk. In ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'', Natasha [[spoiler:stops a rampaging Hulk]] with a phrase/method referred to as the "lullaby".

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** During episode 28, Vex tries to stop Grog from smashing the behir beyond harvesting by telling him, "Lullaby". Laura Bailey played [[ComicBook/BlackWidow Black Widow/Natasha Romanoff Widow / Natasha Romanoff]] in a number of Marvel games, and Travis Willingham played the Hulk.[[ComicBook/IncredibleHulk Hulk]]. In ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'', Natasha [[spoiler:stops a rampaging Hulk]] with a phrase/method referred to as the "lullaby".


** In episode 100, during the groups fight with the [[spoiler: revived Delilah Briarwood, Scanlan attempted to use Dimensional Door to counter her Prismatic Wall. Matt initially refused this and spent a good several minutes arguing with Sam about the spell and the mechanics of it. In the end, Sam was allowed to do his plan, but had Matt either refused again or Sam backed down, Scanlann would have been KilledOffForReal as a result of having to blast through roughly seven layers of defenses, which he would have been unable to do so]].

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** In episode 100, during the groups fight with the [[spoiler: revived Delilah Briarwood, Scanlan attempted to use Dimensional Door to counter bypass her Prismatic Wall. Due to the nature of both spells[[note]]Basically Prismatic Wall makes a seven layed magical barrier that prevents people from traveling through it or else they take a decent amount of damage and have debuffs to contend with while Dimensional Door basically is a teleport spell[[/note]], Matt initially refused this and spent a good several minutes arguing with Sam about the spell and the mechanics of it. In the end, Sam was allowed to do his plan, but had Matt either refused again or Sam backed down, Scanlann not agreed to Sam's plan, Scalan would have been KilledOffForReal as a result of having needed to blast go through roughly seven layers of defenses, all the barriers defenses at once, which he would have been unable to do so]].likely nearly killed him, and would have resulted in a failure]].


* CreatorBacklash: A variation in that Matt loves Critical Role and happily is still doing it, but he's been vocal about how much he dislikes the "Matt Mercer Effect" (essentially people wanting the DM to be like him, or for the campaign to become some kind of successful show) that has come from the success of the series. At various points he'd make comments on social media stating that people should avoid doing it.

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* CreatorBacklash: A variation in that Matt loves Critical Role and happily is still doing it, but he's been vocal about how much he dislikes the "Matt Mercer Effect" (essentially people wanting the DM to be like him, or for the campaign to become some kind of successful show) that has come from the success of the series. At various points he'd make comments on social media stating that people should avoid doing it.he's spoken online about how much he dislikes fans who seem to do so.


* The most damage done in one attack to one target is 97, by [[spoiler: Fjord]] in Episode 104.
* The most-cast spells are Alarm (263 castings), Cure Wounds (115 castings, and Detect Magic And Disguise Self (77 castings each) The most-cast Cantrips are Eldritch Blast (136 castings), Message (127 castings), and Guidance (125 castings).

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* The most damage done in one attack to one target is 97, by 106, from [[spoiler: Fjord]] Jesterís critical 6th level Inflict Wounds spell]] in Episode 104.
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* The most-cast spells are Alarm (263 (273 castings), Cure Wounds (115 castings, and Detect Magic And Disguise Self (77 castings each) (183 castings), and Cure Wounds (118 castings). The most-cast Cantrips are Eldritch Blast (136 castings), Message (127 castings), and Guidance (125 castings).

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* WhyFandomCantHaveNiceThings: Matt is supremely patient with fans, and usually restrains himself to politely asking them to tone it down when they [[FanDumb cross a line]] with him or the rest of the cast. However, after receiving a barrage of criticism from [[DieForOurShip disgruntled shippers]] in the aftermath of Episode 118, he aired his frustrations on Twitter:
-->Seeing some VERY weird conversation about planned "aging" of characters and the like... which is very much not the case? [[{{Improv}} A randomly rolled encounter combined with unexpected player choices makes for unexpected outcomes.]] I'm seeing some really toxic discussions, based in (surprise) shipping spaces. Don't get me wrong, I'm all for shipping. I think, when engaged with in a HEALTHY way, [it] can be a great way to enjoy media and engage with it. However, the misinterpretation of a story (especially improvised) [[ShipToShipCombat wielded as a weapon against others who disagree with your ship]], or [[DieForOurShip anger against not seeing YOUR ship realized and turning into hate for a fandom and/or it's creators]] is [[HateDumb toxic beyond belief.]] Sometimes the mental gymnastics I read when folks try to justify a perceived personal slight by creators and storytellers who both made no promises to you, or did nothing but continue to follow an organic, honest path with care, makes me not want to create. [[ArtistDisillusionment Scenarios like this continue to push me away from engaging online, for my own mental health.]] I don't want to pull away, but man... sometimes you all try my patience. The conspiracies, the assumptions, the untrue, unwarranted statements... *sigh*


** Episode 93: While attempting to remove the curse on Nott, each of the party members is given the chance to sacrifice whatever would cause them the most misery to lose. [[spoiler: Laura unexpectedly pulls out a cupcake and the Dust of Deliciousness that were acquired ''dozens'' of episodes ago and gets an extremely lucky set of rolls to to brainwash Isharnai into letting them all go without any sacrifice. Even ''Matt'' didn't expect it.]]
** Episode 105: [[spoiler: Had Vokodo made his saving throw against Caleb's Disintegrate; it would've been reflected onto another member of the party, killing them if they didn't make the save themselves, with the exception of Yasha (who had the hit points to survive it) and Vilya (who was wild shaping). Caduceus' Divine Intervention from the previous episode is also revealed to be one, as the information gained allows the Nein to exploit Vokodo's fears.]]

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** Episode 93: While attempting to remove the curse on Nott, each of the party members is given the chance to sacrifice whatever would cause them the most misery to lose. [[spoiler: Laura unexpectedly pulls out a cupcake and the Dust of Deliciousness that were acquired ''dozens'' of episodes ago and gets an extremely lucky set of rolls to to brainwash Isharnai into letting them all go without any sacrifice. Even ''Matt'' didn't expect it.]]
** Episode 105: [[spoiler: Had Vokodo made his saving throw against Caleb's Disintegrate; it would've been reflected onto another member of the party, killing them if they didn't make the save themselves, with the exception of Yasha Yasha, Caduceus and Fjord (who had the hit points to survive it) and Vilya (who was wild shaping). It was eventually revealed that the target would have been Caleb himself, and that he would have survived the blow because his Ring of Evasion would have made him automatically succeed the saving throw. Caduceus' Divine Intervention from the previous episode is was also revealed to be one, as the information he gained allows from it allowed the Nein to exploit Vokodo's fears.fears to make him waste his turns trying to escape from the illusions they summoned instead of attacking them.]]


** Given that the Explorer's Guide to Wildemount gave the characters alignment as Neutral Evil and their actions kickstarting the war, [[spoiler: Essik Theylas]] was probably planned as a villain. Instead, the Nein befriended him and may have set him on the path to a HeelFaceTurn.

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** Given that the Explorer's Guide to Wildemount gave the characters character's alignment as Neutral Evil and their actions kickstarting the war, [[spoiler: Essik Theylas]] was probably planned as a villain. Instead, the Nein befriended him and may have set him on the path to a HeelFaceTurn.HeelFaceTurn.
** On Talks Machina, Caleb stated that had Caleb met Trent Ikithon earlier in the campaign, before [[MoralityChain the Nein begun to rub off on him]], things would have gone very differently, possibly leading to a "Percy-style revenge story". Had the Nein not been such an influence, he mentioned Caleb could have [[JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope gone down a dark path]], and had this happened Liam would have made a new character and left Caleb as a potential antagonist for the Nein to deal with later.

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* CreatorBacklash: A variation in that Matt loves Critical Role and happily is still doing it, but he's been vocal about how much he dislikes the "Matt Mercer Effect" (essentially people wanting the DM to be like him, or for the campaign to become some kind of successful show) that has come from the success of the series. At various points he'd make comments on social media stating that people should avoid doing it.

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** A few Critters guessed that Caduceus was asexual before it was officially confirmed in Episode 114.


* The most cast spells in the campaign are Cure Wounds (107 castings), Hunterís Mark (89 castings), and Healing Word (88 castings). The most cast Cantrip is Druidcraft, with 41 castings.



* The most-cast spell is Alarm, which has been used 263 times as of Episode 112. The most-cast non-ritual spell is Cure Wounds, which has been used 115 times as of Episode 112. The most-cast Cantrip is Eldritch Blast, which has been used 136 times as of episode 112.

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* The most-cast spell is Alarm, which has been used 263 times as of Episode 112. spells are Alarm (263 castings), Cure Wounds (115 castings, and Detect Magic And Disguise Self (77 castings each) The most-cast non-ritual spell is Cure Wounds, which has been used 115 times as of Episode 112. The most-cast Cantrip is Cantrips are Eldritch Blast, which has been used 136 times as of episode 112.Blast (136 castings), Message (127 castings), and Guidance (125 castings).


* QueerCharacterQueerActor: Mollymauk and Taliesin are both bisexual. As is [[spoiler:Mica Burton and her aasimar druid Reani.]]

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* QueerCharacterQueerActor: Mollymauk and Taliesin are both bisexual.bisexual,. As is [[spoiler:Mica Burton and her aasimar druid Reani.]]]] Additionally, Molly is genderfluid. AF Flowers from the ''Monsterhearts'' oneshot and their player A. G. Beardsley [[note]]credited on the show as Ally Beardsley)[[/note]] are both nonbinary.


* The most-cast spell is Alarm, which has been used 263 times as of Episode 111. The most-cast non-ritual spell is Cure Wounds, which has been used 115 times as of Episode 111.

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* The most-cast spell is Alarm, which has been used 263 times as of Episode 111. 112. The most-cast non-ritual spell is Cure Wounds, which has been used 115 times as of Episode 111.112. The most-cast Cantrip is Eldritch Blast, which has been used 136 times as of episode 112.


* OfficialFanSubmittedContent: Of a sort. As a reward for a charity fundraiser benchmark, Matt hosted a stream where he worked with the Twitch chat to create an [=NPC=] and an enemy encounter. The results were [[spoiler:K'ryyn the drow bounty hunter/baker, tasked with bringing Tary home and connected somehow with a ziggurat]], and [[spoiler:Symphior, the tiny celestial with high charisma who fights using the surrounding terrain]], respectively.

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* OfficialFanSubmittedContent: OfficialFanSubmittedContent:
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Of a sort. As a reward for a charity fundraiser benchmark, Matt hosted a stream where he worked with the Twitch chat to create an [=NPC=] and an enemy encounter. The results were [[spoiler:K'ryyn the drow bounty hunter/baker, tasked with bringing Tary home and connected somehow with a ziggurat]], and [[spoiler:Symphior, the tiny celestial with high charisma who fights using the surrounding terrain]], respectively.respectively.
** The Broker was a fan creation brought into the show.

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