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* ShoutOut: Loki's OneWingedAngel form bears a remarkable resemblance to the final boss of ''VideoGame/CliveBarkersUndying''.

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* UnexpectedGameplayChange: The final forty-odd minutes of the game, from the moment you [[spoiler:gain Hel's power]] gets less SurvivalHorror and more [[spoiler:Action Horror as you blast your way through the enemies in pursuit of Loki and then have a boss battle with him at the gates of Helheim.]]


* LuckBasedMission: Non-crucial, but to get the "Good choice" achievement (as well as avoid Loki's ire) at the start of the game, you have to choose the proper symbol among ten given to you, and unless you know not only [[spoiler:the twist regarding your identity]] but also either the runes or the paraphenalia of Norse gods, you're picking blindly. [[spoiler:The correct answer is the "N"-shaped rune under the statue of Hel, the goddess with half-rotten face.]]


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* LastDiscMagic: When visiting Helheim for the second time, you gain [[spoiler:Hel's power]], which not only allows you to replenish Jarngreipr from the souls of the dead - a plentiful currency in Helheim - but also halves the cost of the killing blasts. Suffice to say, your way back out of Hel is a far different experience than your way in.
* LuckBasedMission: Non-crucial, but to get the "Good choice" achievement (as well as avoid Loki's ire) at the start of the game, you have to choose the proper symbol among ten given to you, and unless you know not only [[spoiler:the twist regarding your identity]] but also either the runes or the paraphenalia of Norse gods, you're picking blindly. [[spoiler:The correct answer is the "N"-shaped rune under the statue of Hel, the goddess with half-rotten face.]]


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* PurposelyOverpowered: [[spoiler:Hel's power]], which you get in the last hour of the game, trivializes the encounters with the keepers. Deliberately so, considering you gain it by finding out that [[spoiler:you're a literal deity.]]


* MrExposition: Sara and Hendrik take turns filling you in on both the mythology and the circumstances of the current situation.


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* MrExposition: Sara and Hendrik take turns filling you in on both the mythology and the circumstances of the current situation.

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* MrExposition: Sara and Hendrik take turns filling you in on both the mythology and the circumstances of the current situation.


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* VoiceWithAnInternetConnection: Sara and Hendrik contact you from time to time to let you know what's happening and update you on your goal, though they can't reach you outside of Midgard. [[spoiler:Later, after Hendrik uploads himself into a soul stone and Sara is revealed as Loki, he serves the same function alone.]]


* GiantSpider: The creatures in Helheim's caverns are human-shaped spiders that use human corpses the way hermit crabs use shells.

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* GiantSpider: The creatures in Helheim's caverns keepers of Helheim are human-shaped spiders that use human corpses the way hermit crabs use shells.


** The Helheim "spiders", which consist of a headless corpse with spider legs coming out of the abdomen and carrying it around.

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** The Helheim "spiders", keepers of Helheim, which consist of a headless corpse with spider legs coming out of the abdomen and carrying it around.


* BrainUploading: After [[spoiler:Hendrik is mortally wounded by Loki]], you bring him a soul stone to upload his mind into.



* HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: After [[spoiler:Hendrik is attacked by Loki]], you find him again in two pieces. Miraculously, the upper half is still alive enough to instruct you on how to save him.
* ImmortalitySeeker: Hendrik's entire reason for exploring Apsulov was to find a way to rid humanity of disease and pain, and achieve immortality. [[spoiler:Loki used this to take over the facility by planting the idea that drinking his blood would achieve just that]].



* ImmortalityImmorality: The flayed were created when [[spoiler:the employees of the facility drank the "blood" flowing through the roots]] after a "voice in the machine" (AKA Loki) convinced them it would make them immortal. By the time you wake up, they're utterly insane and, in many cases, violent.

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* ImmortalityImmorality: The flayed were created when [[spoiler:the employees of the facility drank the "blood" Loki's blood flowing through the roots]] after a "voice in the machine" (AKA Loki) Loki himself) convinced them it would make them immortal. By the time you wake up, they're utterly insane and, in many cases, violent.


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* MadeOfIron: The people in the facility, though nominally human, can survive (at least for some time) events that should kill them twenty times over, from being FlayedAlive to dismemberment to [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe bisection]]. It strays into SuperToughness if you consider that it's likely everyone you see drank Loki's blood, which is supposed to make you immortal.

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* DiscoveringYourOwnDeadBody: When [[spoiler:your soul escapes from Niflheim]], you get a new body (since, obviously, your corpse didn't go with you). Since Jarngreipr wasn't part of your soul, you need to find your dead body to get it back.


* AirVentPassageway: You'll spend a lot of your time, especially early in the game, crawling through the vents between various areas of the facility - you and your enemies both, as a matter of fact. Their large size is somewhat justified, as the Apsulov facility is almost half a kilometre underground.

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* AirVentPassageway: You'll spend a lot of your time, especially early in the game, crawling through the vents between various areas of the facility - you and your enemies both, as a matter of fact. Their large size is somewhat justified, as the Apsulov facility is almost half a kilometre over eight hundred metres underground.


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* ElevatorActionSequence: There's a section where you have to ride up to the surface on a massive cargo elevator. Unfortunately for you, it's infested with the Nifleheim spiders. Fortuantely for you, it's also filled with numerous nooks and crannies to hide in.


* DeathIsASlapOnTheWrist: At some point, Hendrik and Sara realize that if you get killed, you come back to life, and Hendrik chokes you to death just to check it out. When your character comes back and gets understandably angry, he points out that death has pretty much no meaning to you.



* EscapedFromHell: An actual mechanic. Whenever you die, you end up in ether, a small chamber with a hole in its centre. If you manage to reactivate the whirpool in the hole and jump into it, the game returns you close to where you've last died; if you fail (and that grows possible, as from your second death onwards, activation becomes more difficult and there's something stalking you through ether), you're sent back to your last save point instead.

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* EscapedFromHell: EscapedFromHell:
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An actual mechanic. Whenever you die, you end up in ether, a small chamber with a hole in its centre. If you manage to reactivate the whirpool in the hole and jump into it, the game returns you close to where you've last died; if you fail (and that grows possible, as from your second death onwards, activation becomes more difficult and there's something stalking you through ether), this grows harder), you're sent back to your last save point instead.instead.
** After [[spoiler:you destroy the ether, Loki]] sends you into Helheim, the actual Norse afterlife. Your next goal?
--> Escape from the land of the dead.



* GianSpider: The creatures in Helheim's caverns are human-shaped spiders that use human corpses the way hermit crabs use shells.

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* GianSpider: GiantSpider: The creatures in Helheim's caverns are human-shaped spiders that use human corpses the way hermit crabs use shells.



* McGuffinDeliveryService: [[spoiler:The nine keys of Apsulov, as well as the eye of Odin]] is what Loki needs to be fully set himself free. [[spoiler:He manipulates you and Hendrik, in the guise of Sara, to fetch them and use them.]]

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* McGuffinDeliveryService: MacGuffinDeliveryService: [[spoiler:The nine keys of Apsulov, as well as the eye of Odin]] is what Loki needs to be fully set himself free. [[spoiler:He manipulates you and Hendrik, in the guise of Sara, to fetch them and use them.]]


** The Helheim "spiders", which consist of a headless corpse with spider legs coming out of the abdomen and carrying it around.



* GianSpider: The creatures in Helheim's caverns are human-shaped spiders that use human corpses the way hermit crabs use shells.



* ImmortalityImmorality: The flayed when created when [[spoiler:the employees of the facility drink the "blood" flowing through the roots]] after a "voice in the machine" (AKA Loki) convinced them it would make them immortal. By the time you wake up, they're utterly insane and, in many cases, violent.

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* ImmortalityImmorality: The flayed when were created when [[spoiler:the employees of the facility drink drank the "blood" flowing through the roots]] after a "voice in the machine" (AKA Loki) convinced them it would make them immortal. By the time you wake up, they're utterly insane and, in many cases, violent.


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* McGuffinDeliveryService: [[spoiler:The nine keys of Apsulov, as well as the eye of Odin]] is what Loki needs to be fully set himself free. [[spoiler:He manipulates you and Hendrik, in the guise of Sara, to fetch them and use them.]]


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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: [[spoiler:Destroying the ether and activating the Apsulov]] are just what Loki wanted.


* WeCanRuleTogether: After completely failing to kill you, [[spoiler: Loki makes this offer. You can take him up on it if you choose.]]

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* WeCanRuleTogether: After completely failing to kill you, [[spoiler: Loki makes this offer. You can take him up on it if you choose.]]]]
* TheWorfEffect: When Loki first reveals himself in person, [[spoiler:the two-headed dog monster that has been menacing you for some time]] attempts to attack him. Loki kills them with literally one finger.
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* TheStinger : [[spoiler:A young voice awakens Thor and informs him of Fimbulwinter's beginning and Helheim's awakening. Thor orders the voice to awaken Odin and fetch his hammer, to pay a visit to Helheim again.]]



* TheStinger : [[spoiler:A young voice awakens Thor and informs him of Fimbulwinter's beginning and Helheim's awakening. Thor orders the voice to awaken Odin and fetch his hammer, to pay a visit to Helheim again.]]

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* TheStinger : [[spoiler:A young voice awakens Thor ToweringFlower: Apart from giant mushrooms and informs him of Fimbulwinter's beginning and Helheim's awakening. Thor orders the voice to awaken Odin and fetch his hammer, to pay a visit to Helheim again.]]giants, period, Jotunheim also has giant ferns that would utterly dwarf even Midgard trees.

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* FungusHumongous: Jotunheim greets you with a whole copse of those at the entrance, and they grow in spots all over the place, with the smallest reaching up to your waist and the largest slightly taller than you.

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