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* PerkyGoth: Pandora qualifies; Stigmartha... not so much.

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* PerkyGoth: Pandora qualifies; Stigmartha... not so much.qualifies.



* SequelDifficultyDrop: ''Root of Evil'' is much more forgiving than the first game, replacing the lives with a fairly forgiving checkpoint system among other quality of life improvements. The Wii port makes things even easier by featuring motion-controlled aiming.


* ''Death Jr.'' -- The first game and the beginning of the series. For the PSP.

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* ''Death Jr.'' -- The first game and the beginning of the series. For Released for the PSP.



* ''Death Jr. and the Science Fair of Doom'' -- For the DS.

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* ''Death Jr. and the Science Fair of Doom'' -- For Released for the DS.



* BlackComedy not the only type in the series, but a bit of an issue in Volume One, with a rather macabre RunningGag about DJ's cat dying.

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* BlackComedy not BlackComedy:
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the only type in the series, but a bit of an issue in Volume One, with a rather macabre RunningGag about DJ's cat dying.



* CameraScrew: The camera isn't the most cooperative, mostly as a result of being on a system without a second analogue stick. This was a reoccurring criticism for both the first game and ''Root of Evil''.

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* CameraScrew: The camera isn't the most cooperative, cooperative mechanic, mostly as a result of being on a system without a second analogue stick. This was a reoccurring criticism for both the first game and ''Root of Evil''.



* DarkIsNotEvil: Death, Death Jr, and their friends...although the Seep is still a JerkAss.

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* DarkIsNotEvil: Death, Death Jr, and their friends... although the Seep is still a JerkAss.



* TheGrimReaper: And his wife and son.

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* TheGrimReaper: And his He plays a big role here, and has a wife and a son.



* PerkyGoth: Pandora qualifies; Stigmartha...not so much.

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* PerkyGoth: Pandora qualifies; Stigmartha... not so much.





!! Tropes found in ''Death Jr.'' include:

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!! Tropes found in the ''Death Jr.'' include:


Originally an action game by Backbone Entertainment released for the UsefulNotes/PlaystationPortable, ''Death Jr.'' was intended to branch out into its own massive, media-branching franchise, with the first adaptation being a graphic novel written by Gary Whitta, and illustrated by Ted Naifeh. While the video game recieved mixed reviews (the general consensus is that it delivers in the action department, but doesn't really take advantage of its universe to convey an interesting plot), the graphic novel was very well-reviewed, boggling to those people who barely even knew the game exists. Both the game and graphic novels recieved sequels, many an arguable improvement from their predecessors, although they didn't come close to pushing the series into the mass-franchise the creators had hoped. Perhaps out of realization that the PSP wasn't a big success, the series abandoned its original exclusive deals with Sony, and began to appear on Nintendo platforms. Unfortunately, when Backbone Entertainment was bought by Namco soon afterward, it seemed to force the franchise into limbo, but hopefully not forever.

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Originally an action game by Backbone Entertainment released for the UsefulNotes/PlaystationPortable, ''Death Jr.'' was intended to branch out into its own massive, media-branching franchise, with the first adaptation being a graphic novel written by Gary Whitta, and illustrated by Ted Naifeh. While the video game recieved mixed reviews (the general consensus is that it delivers in the action department, but doesn't really take advantage of its universe to convey an interesting plot), the graphic novel was very well-reviewed, boggling to those people who barely even knew the game exists. Both the game and graphic novels recieved sequels, many an arguable improvement from their predecessors, although they didn't come close to pushing the series into the mass-franchise the creators had hoped. Perhaps out of realization that the PSP wasn't a big success, the series abandoned its original exclusive deals with Sony, Creator/{{Sony}}, and began to appear on Nintendo Creator/{{Nintendo}} platforms. Unfortunately, when Backbone Entertainment was bought by Namco [[Creator/BandaiNamcoEntertainment Namco]] soon afterward, it seemed to force the franchise into limbo, but hopefully not forever.



'''Games in the Death Jr. Series:'''
* ''Death Jr.'' The First game and the beginning of the series. For the PSP.
* ''Death Jr: Root of Evil.'' The sequel. [[AscendedExtra made Pandora a playable character]]. Originally for the PSP; later ported to the UsefulNotes/{{Wii}} with improved graphics and motion controls.
* ''Death Jr and the Science Fair of Doom.'' For the DS.

'''Books in the Death Jr. Series:'''
* ''Death Jr. Volume One.'' The first book, in which Death Jr. inadvertently screws up the laws of life and death.
* ''Death Jr. Volume Two.'' In this book, Death Jr. is tempted by the evil Bureaucracy; [[TakeThat the long-lost fifth horseman of the apocalypse]], into screwing his father over; together they must set things right again.
* ''Pandora: A Death Jr. Manga.'' Predictably, this is ADayInTheLimelight for Pandora, in which she must save Death Jr. from an evil ClingyJealousGirl.
* ''Death Jr. and the Cryogenic Storm.'' The proposed third book in the series, which unfortunately was put on hold indefinitely after Backbone was bought-out.


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!!Games in the ''Death Jr.'' series:
* ''Death Jr.'' -- The first game and the beginning of the series. For the PSP.
* ''Death Jr. II: Root of Evil'' -- The sequel. [[AscendedExtra made Pandora a playable character]]. Originally for the PSP; later ported to the UsefulNotes/{{Wii}} with improved graphics and motion controls.
* ''Death Jr. and the Science Fair of Doom'' -- For the DS.

!!Books in the ''Death Jr.'' series:
* ''Death Jr. Volume One'' -- The first book, in which Death Jr. inadvertently screws up the laws of life and death.
* ''Death Jr. Volume Two'' -- In this book, Death Jr. is tempted by the evil Bureaucracy; [[TakeThat the long-lost fifth horseman of the apocalypse]], into screwing his father over; together they must set things right again.
* ''Pandora: A Death Jr. Manga'' -- Predictably, this is ADayInTheLimelight for Pandora, in which she must save Death Jr. from an evil ClingyJealousGirl.
* ''Death Jr. and the Cryogenic Storm'' -- The proposed third book in the series, which unfortunately was put on hold indefinitely after Backbone was bought-out.
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* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: Furi manages to defeat ''Death'' at the start of ''Root of Evil''.

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* BadassInDistress: Death is overpowered and imprisoned by Furi in ''Root of Evil''.


* PuppyLove: DJ has an obvious crush on Pandora. [[spoiler:It's revealed in the end of ''Root of Evil'' that she reciprocates.]]



* SequelDifficultyDrop: ''Root of Evil'' is much more forgiving than the first game, replacing the lives with a fairly forgiving checkpoint system among other quality of life improvements.

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* SequelDifficultyDrop: ''Root of Evil'' is much more forgiving than the first game, replacing the lives with a fairly forgiving checkpoint system among other quality of life improvements. The Wii port makes things even easier by featuring motion-controlled aiming.


* EmoTeen: Stigmartha.

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* EmoTeen: Stigmartha.Stigmartha is rather dour, but it's pretty understandable considering she [[MeaningfulName bleeds from her hands whenever she gets nervous]].

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* InexplicablyAwesome: There is no explanation as to how [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Dead Guppy]] possesses a soul to steal, but he does.

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* SequelDifficultyDrop: ''Root of Evil'' is much more forgiving than the first game, replacing the lives with a fairly forgiving checkpoint system among other quality of life improvements.


* ActionGirl: Pandora becomes one.

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* ActionGirl: Pandora becomes one.one in ''Root of Evil''.


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* SuddenlyVoiced: Zigzagged with DJ. He has voice grunts in the first game but only ever actually "speaks" through text. In ''Root of Evil'', he's given full lines and talks rather frequently.


* LighterAndSofter: While ''Root of Evil'' isn't without its macabre moments, it's significantly less grim in tone compared to the first game, what with the first game featuring a full-blown demon invasion. The environments are notably more colorful and stylized, and the blood and gore of the first game is completely absent. ''Science Fair of Doom'' lightens the tone even further along with making things DenserAndWackier.



* TVGenius: Smith.

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* TVGenius: Smith.Smith speaks with a stereotypical posh accent and is of course a genius. His twin Weston, while also a genius, averts this trope by carrying himself in a much more laid back and casual manner. He also has a typical American accent.

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* MikeNelsonDestroyerOfWorlds: DJ accidentally putting the world in jeopardy is the basis of practically every storyline. It's why his father grounds him frequently.


* CameraScrew: The camera isn't the most cooperative, mostly as a result of being on a system without a second analogue stick. This was a reoccurring criticism for both the first game and ''Root of Evil''.



* DidWeJustHaveTeaWithCthulhu: See the trope below.

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* DidWeJustHaveTeaWithCthulhu: See The opening cutscene of ''Root of Evil'' features the trope below.Grim Reaper himself ordering fast food. Then there are his interactions with his family where he acts like a normal husband and father.
* DidYouJustRomanceCthulhu: DJ's mom somehow did. And had a son with him.

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