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* DystopianOz: Oz is a CrapsackWorld riddled with crime and corruption. Magic has been also outlawed and Oz is at threat from attack by the Phanfasms, since Oz's magical protection is out-of-balance due to the death of the four witches.



* {{Fanfic}}: Of the ''Literature/LandOfOz'' series of books by Creator/LFrankBaum.

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** Well, a fairy queen responsible for the canon creation of Oz as a fairyland, but still...

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* TakenForGranite: In true Oz fashion, there's a spell that turns people into inanimate objects. The LivingMacGuffin turns out to be in the bar, hiding out in plain sight as a decanter. Unfortunately he's not partial to being human again while everyone is hunting him, so in order to talk to him Petra has to let the bartender turn her into a coat rack. [[FinaglesLaw Naturally this goes south,]] as Ruggedo gets arrested immediately afterwards and he's the only one who knew how to reverse it...


* FilmNoir: Emerald City Confidential was described by the producer as follows: "Harsh city streets, [[GrayRainOfDepression grey rainy skies]], {{femme fatale}}s, [[HardboiledDetective tough guys]], [[TrenchcoatBrigade trenchcoats, fedoras]] and {{plot twist}}s. It's Oz, seen through the eyes of RaymondChandler."

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* FilmNoir: Emerald City Confidential was described by the producer as follows: "Harsh city streets, [[GrayRainOfDepression grey rainy skies]], {{femme fatale}}s, [[HardboiledDetective tough guys]], [[TrenchcoatBrigade trenchcoats, fedoras]] and {{plot twist}}s. It's Oz, seen through the eyes of RaymondChandler.Creator/RaymondChandler."


[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/emeraldcityconfidential_621.png]]''Emerald City Confidential'' is a [[PointAndClickGame point-and-click]] {{adventure game}} created by WadjetEyeGames and released in 2009.

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[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/emeraldcityconfidential_621.png]]''Emerald City Confidential'' is a [[PointAndClickGame point-and-click]] {{adventure game}} created by WadjetEyeGames Creator/WadjetEyeGames and released in 2009.


You can download the demo and purchase the game [[http://www.wadjeteyegames.com/emerald-city-confidential.html here]].

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You can download view the demo and purchase game's listing on the game Wadjete Eye Games site [[http://www.wadjeteyegames.com/emerald-city-confidential.html com/games/emerald-city-confidential/ here]], and on Steam [[http://store.steampowered.com/app/37260/ here]].


* IncrediblyLamePun: Anzel, who's been transformed into a crystal decanter, remarks that, "I'd like to help you but I ''decant''."


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* {{Pun}}: Anzel, who's been transformed into a crystal decanter, remarks that, "I'd like to help you but I ''decant''."


* DestroyTheEvidence: In Lion's case, not only does he burn the entire warehouse that Petra finds, but [[FelonyMisdemeanor he also steals her journal]].



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: So, what became of Dee, Anzel, Bill and Trot storylines at the end?

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: So, So what became becomes of Dee, Anzel, Bill and Trot storylines at the end?end of the story?


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----* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: So, what became of Dee, Anzel, Bill and Trot storylines at the end?


* FilmNoir: Emerald City Confidential was described by the producer as follows: "Harsh city streets, [[GrayRainOfDepression grey rainy skies]], {{femme fatale}}s, [[HardboiledDetective tough guys]], trenchcoats, fedoras and {{plot twist}}s. It's Oz, seen through the eyes of RaymondChandler."

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* FilmNoir: Emerald City Confidential was described by the producer as follows: "Harsh city streets, [[GrayRainOfDepression grey rainy skies]], {{femme fatale}}s, [[HardboiledDetective tough guys]], [[TrenchcoatBrigade trenchcoats, fedoras fedoras]] and {{plot twist}}s. It's Oz, seen through the eyes of RaymondChandler."



* LeaningOnTheFourthWall / RecursiveReality: Upon seeing L. Frank Baum's bust Petra remarks: "I don't know who he is, but I feel like I owe him a lot".

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* LeaningOnTheFourthWall / RecursiveReality: LeaningOnTheFourthWall[=/=]RecursiveReality: Upon seeing L. Frank Baum's bust Petra remarks: remarks, "I don't know who he is, but I feel like I owe him a lot".lot."



* OffToSeeTheWizard: ''Emerald City Confidential'' plays with the canon from both the Oz films and books, casting Oz through a FilmNoir lens.



* RichBitch: Betsy Bobbins and especially Dorothy.

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* LeaningOnTheFourthWall / RecursiveReality: Upon seeing L. Frank Baum's bust Petra remarks: "I don't know who he is, but I feel like I owe him a lot".


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* RichBitch: Betsy Bobbins and especially Dorothy.


Petra is a PrivateDetective in a DarkerAndEdgier [[Literature/LandOfOz Emerald City]]. After a disastrous night involving destroyed evidence and a nasty confrontation with Lion, Petra is approached by a woman named Dee, who hires her to find her missing fiancé. However, as Petra delves deeper into the case, she becomes engrossed in a hunt for a magical MacGuffin and the struggle for power between the Ozians and the [[BeastFolk Phanfasms]]. As she travels throughout the different lands in Oz, Petra encounters some famous Oz residents, although [[NoDoubtTheYearsHaveChangedMe they're not the same lovable characters you remember]]. At the same time, Petra is also driven by her need to find her little brother, who has been missing and [[DeadLittleBrother presumed dead]] since the Phanfasm War.

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Petra is a PrivateDetective in a DarkerAndEdgier [[Literature/LandOfOz Emerald City]]. After a disastrous night involving destroyed evidence and a nasty confrontation with Lion, Petra is approached by a woman named Dee, who hires her to find her missing fiancé. However, as Petra delves deeper into the case, she becomes engrossed in a hunt for a magical MacGuffin and the struggle for power between the Ozians and the [[BeastFolk Phanfasms]]. As she travels throughout the different lands in Oz, Petra encounters some famous Oz residents, although [[NoDoubtTheYearsHaveChangedMe they're not the same lovable characters you remember]]. At the same time, Petra is also driven by her need to find her little brother, who has been missing and [[DeadLittleBrother presumed dead]] dead since the Phanfasm War.



* DeadLittleBrother: Petra's. [[spoiler:Subverted when he's revealed as alive, but not exactly himself.]]

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* GenreShift: A relatively subtle one, beginning after Chapter 2. As more magic gets used, the story becomes less and less noir-ish. [[spoiler: It even has a genuinely happy ending, which isn't noir-ish at all]].


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* OddlySmallOrganization: The Ozian Royal Guard seems to consist entirely of Tik Tok and Jinjur. The Phanfasm nation only seems to have a few people too. It's assumed that there are more characters off-screen.


* ColourCodedForYourConvenience: The residents of the different parts of Oz wear colors that are representative of their home city or country. This makes it easy to see who is a foreigner—for instance, the completely-dressed-in-green Petra in the middle of all yellow Winkie Country.

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* ColourCodedForYourConvenience: ColourCodedCharacters: The residents of the different parts of Oz wear colors that are representative of their home city or country. This makes it easy to see who is a foreigner—for instance, the completely-dressed-in-green Petra in the middle of all yellow Winkie Country.

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