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* FlyingDutchman: In Chapter 2 of "Lexonomicon", the Final Boss is called the Eternal Wanderer. Based on the lantern the Boss carries, the Boss is probably based on Jack O' Lantern.


* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: It's perhaps the only [=E10+=] rated game in which a BlobMonster with a southern accent exclaims "Now that there's a fine can of whoopass!" [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext Then again, maybe it's the only video game at all with that.]]

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: It's perhaps the only [=E10+=] rated game in which a BlobMonster with a southern Southern accent exclaims "Now that there's a fine can of whoopass!" [[MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext Then again, maybe it's the only video game at all with that.]]

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* GoodAllAlong: [[spoiler:Dracula attempts to persuade Lex that he is not the villain and that they should team up against Codex, which Lex dismisses as ridiculous. The very next chapter reveals that he was telling the truth and that Codex is the true enemy.]]

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* ArabianNightsDays: The theme of the second book.


* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: [[spoiler: Lex defeats TheGrimReaper. In a demo game, he defeats Odin from NorseMythology.]]

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* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: [[spoiler: Lex defeats TheGrimReaper. In a demo game, he defeats Odin from NorseMythology.Myth/NorseMythology.]]


* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: [[spoiler: Lex defeats TheGrimReaper.]]

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* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: [[spoiler: Lex defeats TheGrimReaper. In a demo game, he defeats Odin from NorseMythology.]]


A sequel, ''Bookworm Adventures Volume 2'', was released in 2009. The three books in this installment are Fractured Fairytales (which interestingly includes ''Literature/AliceInWonderland''), The Monkey King (based on Myth/ChineseMythology), and Astounding Planet (based on ScienceFiction). It also differs in adding companions that perform a beneficial action every four turns.

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A sequel, ''Bookworm Adventures Volume 2'', was released in 2009. The three books in this installment are Fractured Fairytales (which interestingly includes ''Literature/AliceInWonderland''), The Monkey King (based on Myth/ChineseMythology), and Astounding Planet (based on ScienceFiction). It also differs in adding companions that perform a beneficial action every four turns.
turns and rainbow tiles that function as wildcards.



* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Polydamas, technically.

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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Polydamas, technically.HoistByHisOwnPetard:
** Polydamas is impaled with his own sword when defeated.



* JustifiedTutorial: The first few chapters are essentially Cassandra sending psychic visions to teach Lex the basics of gameplay.
** Volume 2's tutorial is Lex doing morning training.

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* JustifiedTutorial: The first few chapters are essentially Cassandra sending psychic visions to teach Lex the basics of gameplay.
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gameplay. Volume 2's tutorial is Lex doing morning training.



* LivingMacGuffin: Cassandra in the first game.
** As it turns out, [[spoiler: the Magic Pen can talk]].
* LoadingScreen: When loading a world, there are humorous little loading phrases such as "Animating things" and "Dividing by 0". Also when the game starts up, there are letter tiles spelling out "Loading" that Lex chomps through. This concept may reference the game's predecessor, Bookworm.

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* LivingMacGuffin: LivingMacGuffin:
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Cassandra in the first game.
** As it turns out, out at the end of the second game, [[spoiler: the Magic Pen can talk]].
* LoadingScreen: When loading a world, there are humorous little loading phrases such as "Animating things" and "Dividing by 0". Also when the game starts up, there are letter tiles spelling out "Loading" that Lex chomps through. This concept may reference the game's predecessor, Bookworm.''Bookworm''.



* NiceJobBreakingItHero: [[spoiler:Lex's quest to save Cassandra turns out to only have furthered the Big Bad's plans. Fortunately, he gets a final boss battle to set everything right.]]

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: NiceJobBreakingItHero:
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[[spoiler:Lex's quest to save Cassandra turns out to only have furthered the Big Bad's plans. Fortunately, he gets a final boss battle to set everything right.]]



* SpiritualSuccessor: ''Bookworm Heroes'', a multiplayer mobile game, can be seen as this.

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* SpiritualSuccessor: ''Bookworm Heroes'', a defunct multiplayer mobile game, can be seen as this.



* StandardStatusEffects: Enemies can poison, stun, petrify, burn, cut, freeze and/or depower Lex, sometimes more than one effect in a single attack. On the other hand, Lex can poison, burn, depower and/or freeze them right back with the right types of gem tiles, cut them with specific treasures, stun them with the right treasure or companion, and purify himself of all negative status effects with a blue potion, crystal tile or a specific companion. Some treasures also protect him from specific effects, but usually not all the time.

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* StandardStatusEffects: Enemies can poison, stun, petrify, burn, cut, freeze and/or depower Lex, sometimes with more than one effect in a single attack. On the other hand, Lex can poison, burn, depower and/or freeze them right back with the right types of gem tiles, cut them with specific treasures, stun them with the right treasure or companion, and purify himself of all negative status effects with a blue potion, crystal tile or a specific companion. Some treasures also protect him from specific effects, but usually not all the time.


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* UnsoundEffect: In the opening animation for the second game, Lex gets out of bed with an “Awaken!” effect.

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* StewedAlive: In the second game Lex frees Mother Goose from the Big Bad Wolf's vegetable-filled cauldron.

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* NameMcAdjective: In the first game Lex calls Maladin "Mr. Tricky [=McTricksterman=]" when he tries to talk Lex out of taking the genie lamp.


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* WeCanRuleTogether: Dracula's offer in the first game.


* BowtiesAreCool: Lex's red bowtie of course.

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* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen: The Queen of Hearts from ''Volume 2''. [[spoiler: Though she's actually BrainwashedAndCrazy.]]


* LooksLikeOrlok: Dracula.

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* LooksLikeOrlok: Dracula.Dracula, though he dresses more like a ClassicalMovieVampire.


** The names of several chapters don't even try to hide which works they were inspired by ([[TheTimeMachine "The Time Device"]] and [[Literature/ASoundOfThunder "The Sound of Lightning"]], to name two of the better examples).

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** The names of several chapters don't even try to hide which works they were inspired by ([[TheTimeMachine ([[Literature/TheTimeMachine "The Time Device"]] and [[Literature/ASoundOfThunder "The Sound of Lightning"]], to name two of the better examples).


* ActionGirl: The mysterious assassin encountered at the beginning of ''Arabian Knight''.
** The fallen huntress hero from ''Lexonomicon''.

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