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* OurGhostsAreDifferent: The weird female figure that seems to be following Emma thru Oz is referred to in story as a ghost, but so far it's unclear exactly what it is, though it's briefly implied to be [[spoiler:Dorothy, as in the original]].

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* OurGhostsAreDifferent: The weird female figure that seems to be following Emma thru through Oz is referred to in story as a ghost, but so far it's unclear exactly what it is, though it's briefly implied to be [[spoiler:Dorothy, as in the original]].



* SheIsTheKing: Even though she's a woman, Renge's official title is still The Wizard of Oz, but another character [[http://www.namesakecomic.com/comic/where-is-it does refer to her as a "Witch"]], suggesting a Type II, but it's also implied that the "Wizard" title refers to her being the successor of the original, who was a man, rather than her gender, making it a Type III.

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* SheIsTheKing: Even though she's a woman, Renge's official title is still The Wizard of Oz, but another character [[http://www.namesakecomic.com/comic/where-is-it does refer to her as a "Witch"]], suggesting a Type II, but it's also implied that the "Wizard" title refers to her being the successor of the original, who was a man, rather than her gender, making it a Type III. [[spoiler:The title is later passed on to Agha.]]


* SuperpowerLottery: Emma won the jackpot. [[spoiler: Emma is not only a namesake, she's a skeleton key, has writer powers, may also have muse powers, and maybe also vorpalsmith powers.]]
* ThinkingUpPortals: Though namesakes have portals, most of them actually don't have this power, having lost it after completing their mission. Alice Purcell does still have portal powers, and uses them often (even to get a cup of coffee). Being a [[spoiler:Skeleton Key, Emma has this power too.]]

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* SuperpowerLottery: Emma won the jackpot. [[spoiler: Emma is not only a namesake, Namesake, she's a skeleton key, Skeleton Key, has writer latent Writer powers, may also have muse Muse powers, and maybe also vorpalsmith powers.is potentially a vorpal smith.]]
* ThinkingUpPortals: Though namesakes have Namesakes can open portals, most of them actually don't have this power, having lost it after completing their mission. Alice Purcell does still have portal powers, and uses them often (even to get a cup of coffee). Being a [[spoiler:Skeleton Key, Emma has this power too.]] ]]
* TimeTravel: [[spoiler:The vorpal blacksmiths can do that, travelling through various worlds and timelines to take and fulfill commissions. We even get to see Emma Ramos on the job.]]
** Tom Thumb strongly implies [[spoiler:he met a time-travelling Emma Crewe who sent him to deliver a message for her.]]


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* TrueCompanions: "Team Bulldozer", and by extension their new friends, the Crewe sisters, the Ozite twins, and Ben.
* TwiceShy: Warrick and Emma both have feelings for each other that are painfully [[EveryoneCanSeeIt obvious to everyone else]], but think that the respective other doesn't want a relationship with them (Emma because she thinks Warrick is still in love with Ozma, Warrick because he's kind of an undead and thinks Emma doesn't want to be with someone llike that).
* TwiceToldTale: That's how Namesake stories work; the heroes, though different people, are always of the same name and go through variations of the same story. [[spoiler:This also turns out to be an extreme problem; because the Muses are gone, the stories aren't processed anymore, hence the same story gets repated over and over ad nauseam instead of getting reworked into new stories, until they run out of energy and their worlds cease to exist. If not helped, this will lead to the end of the universe.]]


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* WorldOfBadass: Every person who appears in this comic is either a Namesake who fought their way through dangerous adventures, a Writer with the power to change reality, magically gifted to cast spells or shields, or just [[BadassNormal kicks ass in a battle]].


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* YouCantGoHomeAgain: Once Emma and Elaine got tangled up in the events around Namesakes and Rippers, it becomes clear that they can't simply return to their old lives; instead they move to England to join Calliope.


->''Oz? Like Australia? Wait...the road is yellow. Oh HELL no.''

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->''Oz? Like Australia? Wait... the road is yellow. Oh HELL no.''



** Seems to be the case for people who allow the Shadow to possess them, such as [[spoiler:Ina Liddell and One.]]



* CurseCutShort: After being restrained by a card soldier, Ben is none-too-happy with an apologetic Jack.

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* CompellingVoice: Writers and those who steal / borrow their powers can do this.
* CurseCutShort: After being restrained by a card soldier, Ben is none-too-happy with an apologetic Jack. Also, Alice when she's locked into the djinn's bottle by Nose.
--> '''Alice''': You SONOFA ''BIIII''...



%%* MrFanservice: Jack and Warrick, anyone?

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%%* * MrFanservice: Jack and Warrick, anyone?each a PrettyBoy, appear shirtless at least twice in the comic.



* TheEveryman : The main character, Emma, is a milder version of this. She's a quiet introvert who gets thrust into a situation that gets her in way over her head.

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* TheEveryman : The main character, Emma, is a milder version of this. She's a quiet introvert who gets thrust into a situation that gets her in way over her head. [[spoiler:Later [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] when she turns out to have been anything but that from early childhood on.]]



* MindControl: The poppies do this. [[spoiler:Writers have this power over Namesakes.]]

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* MindControl: The poppies do this. this.
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[[spoiler:Writers have this power over Namesakes.Namesakes and mundanes, which also leads to [[MindControlEyes the eyes of the controlled individual]] [[OccultBlueEyes glowing blue]].]]



** We have main character Emma Crewe, the real Emma (SB Emma), Ghost Emma, and her mother, Emma Ramos. E. Ramos even says all vorpalsmiths take the name Emma.

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** We have main character Emma Crewe, the real Emma (SB Emma), Ghost Emma, and her mother, Emma Ramos. E. [[spoiler:Emma Ramos even says all vorpalsmiths take the name Emma.Emma, implying she named her daughter such with the purpose to make her a vorpal smith once.]]



* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: The Rippers, each of whom has some short nickname that's more or less related to who they used to be before they became Rippers, such as Bird, Fish, Mountain etc. It's either that or [[YouAreNumberSix their numbers]].



** [[spoiler: “Without those stories, you're nothing but a ghost. My ghost. The ghost of Emma Crewe. The one they call ‘Sleeping Beauty’.”]]

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** [[spoiler: “Without "Without those stories, you're nothing but a ghost. My ghost. The ghost of Emma Crewe. The one they call ‘Sleeping Beauty’.”]]'Sleeping Beauty'."]]



* YuriGenre: Anlise and Renge, which was heavily implied before but confirmed by WordOfGod, which also states that the relationship already existed [[spoiler:pre poppy infection]] and the ramifications will be brought up in story. Alice Purcell is also StraightGay and Selva (BiTheWay) quite strongly voices a crush on her to Elaine and Emma, and they eventually get together. Alice was also in a relationship with Bird in the past (who is also bi).

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* YuriGenre: Anlise and Renge, which was heavily implied before but confirmed by WordOfGod, which also states that the relationship already existed [[spoiler:pre poppy infection]] and the ramifications will be brought up in story. in-story. Alice Purcell is also StraightGay and Selva (BiTheWay) quite strongly voices a crush on her to Elaine and Emma, and her, [[spoiler:and they eventually get together. together.]] Alice was also in a relationship with Bird in the past (who is also bi).

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** "You're still here because of a gift. [[spoiler:A sleeping heart.]]"


** [[spoiler:Banshee is related to One, and mentions this trope by name when Bird says she's just as bad as him.]]



* ShipTease: There's been some slight moments between Emma/Warrick, and Elain/Fred, but the 2015 [[http://namesakecomic.com/comic/be-our-valentine/ Valentine's day cards]] plays it up more, and teases a pairing that has hardly interacted with each other yet, Alice/Selva. Later strips [[http://namesakecomic.com/comic/happy-to-help/ confirm]] that Selva has a ''big'' crush on Alice.

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* ShipTease: There's been some slight moments between Emma/Warrick, and Elain/Fred, Elaine/Fred, but the 2015 [[http://namesakecomic.com/comic/be-our-valentine/ Valentine's day cards]] plays it up more, and teases a pairing that has hardly interacted with each other yet, Alice/Selva. Later strips [[http://namesakecomic.com/comic/happy-to-help/ confirm]] that Selva has a ''big'' crush on Alice.



* UltimateBlacksmith: Vorpalsmiths, who work with the very valuble metal. [[spoiler:Emma Ramos is the current one.]]

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* UltimateBlacksmith: Vorpalsmiths, who work with the very valuble valuable metal. [[spoiler:Emma Ramos is the current one.]]


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** [[http://namesakecomic.com/comic/not-the-selva-you39re-looking-for This page]], where the person Emma thinks is Selva is revealed to be [[spoiler:Adora, Warrick and Selva's dead mother.]]


* LiteraryAgentHypothesis: Lewis Carroll, aka Charles Dodgson, is this for Alice. This is how Writes and Namesakes are related.

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* LiteraryAgentHypothesis: Lewis Carroll, aka Charles Dodgson, is this for Alice. This is how Writes Writers and Namesakes are related.


* MrFanservice: Jack and Warrick, anyone?
** And Ben. If you like geeks.

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* %%* MrFanservice: Jack and Warrick, anyone?
** %%** And Ben. If you like geeks.



* ExpositionDump: Chapter 24 finally explains what's going on and why, both regarding the Earth and on the cosmic scale. Chapter 20's [[http://namesakecomic.com/comic/namesake-relationship-chart relationship chart]] is also quite handy.

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* ExpositionDump: Chapter 24 finally explains what's going on and why, both regarding the Earth and on the cosmic scale. Chapter 29 has some of this too, with Emma Ramos and vorpal smith. Chapter 20's [[http://namesakecomic.com/comic/namesake-relationship-chart relationship chart]] is also quite handy.



* ScheduleSlip: Averted. This webcomic updates on time with some page or art, every time. And the art quality is always great.



* StatuesqueStunner: Penta, how is a head taller than her husband, Jack.

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* StatuesqueStunner: Penta, how who is a head taller than her husband, Jack.


* AndIMustScream: Selva, The Wicked Witch of the East, turned the Munchkin King into a hat box, [[spoiler:and Selva herself is turned into a purse]]. Later subverted when [[spoiler:Warrick says she's only still a purse because she wants to be and is just sulking. She changes back once he apologizes]].

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* AndIMustScream: AndIMustScream:
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Selva, The Wicked Witch of the East, turned the Munchkin King into a hat box, [[spoiler:and Selva herself is turned into a purse]]. Later subverted when [[spoiler:Warrick says she's only still a purse because she wants to be and is just sulking. She changes back once he apologizes]].



* ArtEvolution : Pointed out frequently by the artist herself. As is the case with most webcomics, the art is always evolving for the better.

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* ArtEvolution : ArtEvolution: Pointed out frequently by the artist herself. As is the case with most webcomics, the art is always evolving for the better.



* BiTheWay: The much of the cast [[http://www.namesakecomic.com/comic/flame-con as it turns out]]. For most of them it hasn't come up in-comic yet.

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* BiTheWay: The much Much of the cast [[http://www.namesakecomic.com/comic/flame-con as it turns out]]. For most of them it hasn't come up in-comic yet.yet but this includes Warrick, Selva, Bird, Nose, and a few more.


* AbuseMistake: On the part of both Emma and the (very concerned) concierge she spoke with after Emma [[spoiler:woke up in a hotel she didn't recognize with ripped clothing, a note thanking her for a fun night, and [[LaserGuidedAmnesia ''no'' memory of how she got there.]]]]

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* AbuseMistake: On A justified one, on the part of both Emma and the (very concerned) concierge she spoke with after Emma [[spoiler:woke up in a hotel she didn't recognize with ripped clothing, a note thanking her for a fun night, and [[LaserGuidedAmnesia ''no'' memory of how she got there.]]]]



* AliceAllusion

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* AliceAllusionAliceAllusion: Wonderland exists in the story, and Alice Liddell and Alice Purcell have been there. They have vorpal swords that go snicker-snack, and Purcell is part Cheshire Cat.
* AmazingTechnicolorPopulation: Adora had green and purple skin, and her children Warrick and Adora respectively have green and purple skin.



* BiTheWay: The majority of the main cast [[http://www.namesakecomic.com/comic/flame-con as it turns out]]. For most of them it hasn't come up in-comic yet.

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* BiTheWay: The majority much of the main cast [[http://www.namesakecomic.com/comic/flame-con as it turns out]]. For most of them it hasn't come up in-comic yet.



* CatsHaveNineLives: Cheshire Cats do. When three of them found a dying Alice P. on the forest floor of Wonderland, they each gave her one of their lives, letting her live again.
* CheshireCatGrin: Alice, being part cat, can do this, both on purpose or accidentally.



* DimensionalTraveler: Namesakes, who leave their dimension to go to a fantasy one. Alice P. has kept her powers and can still open up portals.



* HeroesPreferSwords: Alices have their vorpal swords, and Emma gets a pretty cool sword too.
* HistoricalDomainCharacter: The Calliope flashbacks future the likes of Lewis Carroll, Alice Liddell, L. Frank Baum, and some more, which also doubles as a little BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy.



* LiteraryAgentHypothesis: Lewis Carroll, aka Charles Dodgson, is this for Alice.

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* LiteraryAgentHypothesis: Lewis Carroll, aka Charles Dodgson, is this for Alice. This is how Writes and Namesakes are related.



* LongHairedPrettyBoy: Jack.
** And the Djinn and Thunderdell. [[spoiler:YMMV with Nose.]]
* LooseCanon: The creators have stated that their Oz only follows that of Baum's first six books. Anything seventh book and onwards is basically cut-and-paste/mix-and-match. For example, [[spoiler: [[http://namesakecomic.com/comic/the-maiden the Tin Man and Nimmee Ammee got married in Namesake.]]]]

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%% * LongHairedPrettyBoy: Jack.
%% ** And the Djinn and Thunderdell. [[spoiler:YMMV with Nose.]]
* LooseCanon: The creators have stated that their Oz only follows that of Baum's first six books. Anything seventh book and onwards is basically cut-and-paste/mix-and-match. For example, [[spoiler: [[http://namesakecomic.com/comic/the-maiden the Tin Man and Nimmee Ammee got married in Namesake.]]]]]]]] [[spoiler:There is a InUniverse reason for this: Baum wrote past Dorothy's adventures, causing the fight between Calliope and the Writer's Guild.]]



** Warrick is derived from Warwick, which means "dam" or "weir". Considering the type of powers he has, it works.

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** Warrick is derived from Warwick, which means "dam" or "weir". Considering the type of powers he has, has (to heal, so to stop pain and bloodflow), it works.



** Emma means "whole" or "universal" which, given her apparent status as [[spoiler:a "Skeleton Key" who can [[http://namesakecomic.com/comic/find-someone-else/ move between all linked worlds]], certainly fits]].
* MindControl: The poppies do this.[[spoiler:Writers have this power over Namesakes.]]
* MissingMom: There's no sign of Emma and Elaine's mother in the present day, though there's a photo of [[http://www.namesakecomic.com/comic/so-serious/ Emma holding a baby Elaine]] along with Ben's comment that Emma has always been very serious. On [[http://namesakecomic.com/comic/fragments-of-memory/ this]] page we get a memory of young Emma yelling for her mother. In [[http://namesakecomic.com/comic/emma-and-her-father/ the next]] we see a family portrait including her mother in the background, and when her father brings her up to Emma she [[http://namesakecomic.com/comic/find-someone-else/ starts]] to refer to her as a "bitch", [[CurseCutShort but gets cut off]] before she can finish. And it's been [[http://namesakecomic.com/comic/the-skeleton-key/ confirmed]] that [[spoiler:her mother was a Namesake too]].

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** Emma means "whole" or "universal" which, given her apparent status as [[spoiler:a "Skeleton Key" who can [[http://namesakecomic.com/comic/find-someone-else/ move between all linked worlds]], certainly fits]].
fits]] The creators picked the name on purpose.
* MindControl: The poppies do this. [[spoiler:Writers have this power over Namesakes.]]
* MissingMom: There's no sign of Emma and Elaine's mother in the present day, though there's a photo of [[http://www.namesakecomic.com/comic/so-serious/ Emma holding a baby Elaine]] along with Ben's comment that Emma has always been very serious. On [[http://namesakecomic.com/comic/fragments-of-memory/ this]] page we get a memory of young Emma yelling for her mother. In [[http://namesakecomic.com/comic/emma-and-her-father/ the next]] we see a family portrait including her mother in the background, and when her father brings her up to Emma she [[http://namesakecomic.com/comic/find-someone-else/ starts]] to refer to her as a "bitch", [[CurseCutShort but gets cut off]] before she can finish. And it's been [[http://namesakecomic.com/comic/the-skeleton-key/ confirmed]] that [[spoiler:her mother was a Namesake too]].too]], and [[spoiler: she is a vorpalsmith.]]



* MoveAlongNothingToSeeHere: "Time for my best shocked bystander face."

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%% * MoveAlongNothingToSeeHere: "Time for my best shocked bystander face."



* OneSteveLimit: ''Very averted.''
** We have main character Emma Crewe, the real Emma (SB Emma), Ghost Emma, and her mother, Emma Ramos. E. Ramos even says all vorpalsmiths take the name Emma.
** By the nature of this comic's premise (people with certain names go to relative worlds) this must be averted. For example, there's Alice Liddell from the past (the one Creator/LewisCarroll wrote about) and the current Alice Purcell.)



* RedRightHand: Jack has a literal red right hand.

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* RedRightHand: Jack has a literal red right hand. The trope is averted as he is not evil in any way.



* ScheduleSlip: Averted. This webcomic updates on time. EVERY TIME. And the art quality is always great.

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* ScheduleSlip: Averted. This webcomic updates on time. EVERY TIME.time with some page or art, every time. And the art quality is always great.



* SkeletonKey: [[spoiler:Emma is a living embodiment of one, being able to visit any world.]]



* StatuesqueStunner: Penta.
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: "It's not my fault! Well, most of it isn't my fault. Besides, you don't even know what happened yet."

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* StatuesqueStunner: Penta.
Penta, how is a head taller than her husband, Jack.
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: "It's SuperpowerLottery: Emma won the jackpot. [[spoiler: Emma is not my fault! Well, only a namesake, she's a skeleton key, has writer powers, may also have muse powers, and maybe also vorpalsmith powers.]]
* ThinkingUpPortals: Though namesakes have portals,
most of it isn't my fault. Besides, you them actually don't even know what happened yet."have this power, having lost it after completing their mission. Alice Purcell does still have portal powers, and uses them often (even to get a cup of coffee). Being a [[spoiler:Skeleton Key, Emma has this power too.]]



* UltimateBlacksmith: Vorpalsmiths, who work with the very valuble metal. [[spoiler:Emma Ramos is the current one.]]



* WholesomeCrossdresser: To save the princesses from Thunderdell, Jack dons a dress to appear as a princess.



* YouAreNumberSix: The Rippers, having given away their names, have titles like One, 2, 55, 46, and 37.



* {{Yuri Genre}}: Anlise and Renge, which was heavily implied before but confirmed by WordOfGod, which also states that the relationship already existed [[spoiler:pre poppy infection]] and the ramifications will be brought up in story. Alice is also StraightGay and Selva quite strongly voices a crush on her to Elaine and Emma, though Selva herself is Bi. Alice was also in a relationship with Bird in the past (Who is also bi)

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* {{Yuri Genre}}: YuriGenre: Anlise and Renge, which was heavily implied before but confirmed by WordOfGod, which also states that the relationship already existed [[spoiler:pre poppy infection]] and the ramifications will be brought up in story. Alice Purcell is also StraightGay and Selva (BiTheWay) quite strongly voices a crush on her to Elaine and Emma, though Selva herself is Bi. and they eventually get together. Alice was also in a relationship with Bird in the past (Who (who is also bi)bi).

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* TraumaticSuperpowerAwakening: Portals can be opened by triggering events. For Emma, it was the library fire, for Jack, it was getting shot.


* {{Adorkable}}: The Five of Hearts, when he tries [[http://www.namesakecomic.com/2011/08/27/the-cake-is-a/ to]] [[http://www.namesakecomic.com/2011/09/01/so-serious/ speak]] [[http://www.namesakecomic.com/2011/10/01/writah/ English]].

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* {{Adorkable}}: The Five of Hearts, when he tries [[http://www.namesakecomic.com/2011/08/27/the-cake-is-a/ [[http://namesakecomic.com/comic/the-cake-is-a- to]] [[http://www.namesakecomic.com/2011/09/01/so-serious/ [[http://namesakecomic.com/comic/so-serious speak]] [[http://www.namesakecomic.com/2011/10/01/writah/ [[http://namesakecomic.com/comic/writah English]].



* DeathGlare: [[http://www.namesakecomic.com/2010/11/20/the-new-girl-2/ Ben and Elaine are more than capable of pulling this off.]]

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* DeathGlare: [[http://www.namesakecomic.com/2010/11/20/the-new-girl-2/ [[http://namesakecomic.com/comic/strange-looks Ben and Elaine are more than capable of pulling this off.]]



* EyeScream: [[http://www.namesakecomic.com/2010/12/18/wake-up/ This]] page features a character with empty eye sockets.

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* EyeScream: [[http://www.namesakecomic.com/2010/12/18/wake-up/ [[http://namesakecomic.com/comic/wake-up This]] page features a character with empty eye sockets.



-->[[[http://www.namesakecomic.com/2012/04/12/sulking/ Five minutes later]]]

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-->[[[http://www.namesakecomic.com/2012/04/12/sulking/ -->[[[http://namesakecomic.com/comic/sulking Five minutes later]]]



* LooseCanon: The creators have stated that their Oz only follows that of Baum's first six books. Anything seventh book and onwards is basically cut-and-paste/mix-and-match. For example, [[spoiler: [[http://www.namesakecomic.com/2011/04/21/the-maiden/ the Tin Man and Nimmee Ammee got married in Namesake.]]]]

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* LooseCanon: The creators have stated that their Oz only follows that of Baum's first six books. Anything seventh book and onwards is basically cut-and-paste/mix-and-match. For example, [[spoiler: [[http://www.namesakecomic.com/2011/04/21/the-maiden/ [[http://namesakecomic.com/comic/the-maiden the Tin Man and Nimmee Ammee got married in Namesake.]]]]



* MissingMom: There's no sign of Emma and Elaine's mother in the present day, though there's a photo of [[http://www.namesakecomic.com/comic/so-serious/ Emma holding a baby Elaine]] along with Ben's comment that Emma has always been very serious. On [[http://namesakecomic.com/comic/fragments-of-memory/ this]] page we get a memory of young Emma yelling for her mother. In [[http://namesakecomic.com/comic/emma-and-her-father/ the next]] we see a family portrait including her mother in the background, and when her father brings her up to Emma she[[http://namesakecomic.com/comic/find-someone-else/ starts]] to refer to her as a "bitch", [[CurseCutShort but gets cut off]] before she can finish. And it's been [[http://namesakecomic.com/comic/the-skeleton-key/ confirmed]] that [[spoiler:her mother was a Namesake too]].

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* MissingMom: There's no sign of Emma and Elaine's mother in the present day, though there's a photo of [[http://www.namesakecomic.com/comic/so-serious/ Emma holding a baby Elaine]] along with Ben's comment that Emma has always been very serious. On [[http://namesakecomic.com/comic/fragments-of-memory/ this]] page we get a memory of young Emma yelling for her mother. In [[http://namesakecomic.com/comic/emma-and-her-father/ the next]] we see a family portrait including her mother in the background, and when her father brings her up to Emma she[[http://namesakecomic.she [[http://namesakecomic.com/comic/find-someone-else/ starts]] to refer to her as a "bitch", [[CurseCutShort but gets cut off]] before she can finish. And it's been [[http://namesakecomic.com/comic/the-skeleton-key/ confirmed]] that [[spoiler:her mother was a Namesake too]].



* TheOphelia: As of the book 2 intermission, Alice's family believes that she's this, and she herself [[http://www.namesakecomic.com/2011/07/30/highly-improper/ doesn't even realize that she's jumped into the pond]].

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* TheOphelia: As of the book 2 intermission, Alice's family believes that she's this, and she herself [[http://www.namesakecomic.com/2011/07/30/highly-improper/ [[http://namesakecomic.com/comic/highly-improper doesn't even realize that she's jumped into the pond]].



* RealityWarper: [[spoiler:[[http://www.namesakecomic.com/2011/10/06/the-truth-about-elaine/ Elaine]]]] can do this, [[spoiler: as a "Writer". It's hinted that Alice could do a different sort of something similar to reality-altering, though not under her control.]]

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* RealityWarper: [[spoiler:[[http://www.namesakecomic.com/2011/10/06/the-truth-about-elaine/ [[spoiler:[[http://namesakecomic.com/comic/the-truth-about-elaine Elaine]]]] can do this, [[spoiler: as a "Writer". It's hinted that Alice could do a different sort of something similar to reality-altering, though not under her control.]]



* ShoutOut: In the [[WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas Christmas]] [[http://www.namesakecomic.com/2010/12/25/its-a-good-idea-really-2/ strip]].

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* ShoutOut: In the [[WesternAnimation/TheNightmareBeforeChristmas Christmas]] [[http://www.namesakecomic.com/2010/12/25/its-a-good-idea-really-2/ [[http://namesakecomic.com/comic/it39s-a-good-idea-really strip]].



** "Banshee... you... you're [[spoiler: not a Ripper anymore]]?" "[[spoiler: Never was.]]"

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** "Banshee... you... you're [[spoiler: not a Ripper anymore]]?" "[[spoiler: Never "[[spoiler:Never was.]]"


* AbuseMistake: On the part of both Emma and the concierge she talked to, who was very concerned for her, after Emma [[spoiler:woke up in a hotel she didn't recognize with ripped clothing, a note thanking her for a fun night, and ''no'' [[LaserGuidedAmnesia clue what happened.]]]]
* AdaptationExpansion: Oh so much. Namesake was based on an unfinished series of comics (called the "Oziad") posted on the artist's live journal. The Oziad was parody of The Wizard of Oz, featuring as main characters dopplegangers of the author and and her friends, as well as the main characters of ''{{LightNovel/Slayers}}''. In Namesake, the Oz story is now one part of a journey through a much larger fairytale multiverse; the cast and scope of the story are greatly expanded; original characters have replaced those based on real people and copyrighted characters; and the tone of the story is more serious, instead of parodic.

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* AbuseMistake: On the part of both Emma and the (very concerned) concierge she talked to, who was very concerned for her, spoke with after Emma [[spoiler:woke up in a hotel she didn't recognize with ripped clothing, a note thanking her for a fun night, and [[LaserGuidedAmnesia ''no'' [[LaserGuidedAmnesia clue what happened.memory of how she got there.]]]]
* AdaptationExpansion: Oh so much. Namesake was based on an unfinished series of comics (called the "Oziad") posted on the artist's live journal. The Oziad was a parody of The Wizard of Oz, featuring as main characters who were [[SelfInsert dopplegangers of the author author, her friends]], and and her friends, as well as the main characters of ''{{LightNovel/Slayers}}''. In Namesake, the Oz story is now one part of a journey through a much larger fairytale multiverse; the cast and scope of the story are greatly expanded; expanded, original characters have replaced those based on real people and copyrighted characters; characters, and the tone of the story is more serious, instead of serious and far less parodic.



** Some of Warrick’s more awkward moments may qualify him for this
* TheAgeless: It's explained that this is the case for Ozites, but since Dorothies are not born in Oz they will remain externally young but still only have a natural human lifespan, so by the time the original Dorothy died she was still physically young but inside was a very old woman.

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** Some of Warrick’s more awkward moments may occasionally qualify him for this
* TheAgeless: It's explained that this is the case for Ozites, but since Dorothies are not born in Oz they will remain externally young but still only have retain a natural human lifespan, so by lifespan. At the time of the original Dorothy died Dorothy's death she was still physically appeared young but inside was a despite actually being very old woman.



* AmbiguouslyBrown: Emma and Elaine are drawn in a darker shade then the Caucasian characters, and WordOfGod is that Emma's appearance is in part inspired by Creator/MichelleRodriguez. Eventually it's stated that they are [[http://savvyliterate.tumblr.com/post/47007769105/it-sounds-really-interesting-but-ive-just-never-been Latina and French]] (Puerto Rican mother and French Canadian father).
* AmbiguouslyEvil: It’s up in the air what the “ghost” is up to, but so far it’s been painted in a more sinister light
* AndIMustScream: Selva, The Wicked Witch of the East, turned the Munchkin King into a hat box [[spoiler: and Selva herself is turned into a purse]]. Later subverted when [[spoiler:Warrick says she's only still a purse because she wants to be and is just sulking, and she changes back once he apologizes]].
** Subverted with [[spoiler: Hercilia, former Wicked Witch of the East. Selva turned her into a pair of magic shoes, and yet she's quite mouthy.]]

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* AmbiguouslyBrown: Emma and Elaine are drawn in a darker shade then the Caucasian characters, and WordOfGod is that Emma's appearance is in part inspired by Creator/MichelleRodriguez. Eventually it's stated that they are [[http://savvyliterate.tumblr.com/post/47007769105/it-sounds-really-interesting-but-ive-just-never-been Latina and French]] (Puerto (Having a Puerto Rican mother and a French Canadian father).
* AmbiguouslyEvil: It’s up in the air what what's motivating the “ghost” is up to, “ghost”, but so far it’s been painted in a more fairly ominous and at times even sinister light
light.
* AndIMustScream: Selva, The Wicked Witch of the East, turned the Munchkin King into a hat box [[spoiler: and box, [[spoiler:and Selva herself is turned into a purse]]. Later subverted when [[spoiler:Warrick says she's only still a purse because she wants to be and is just sulking, and she sulking. She changes back once he apologizes]].
** Subverted with [[spoiler: Hercilia, [[spoiler:Hercilia, the former Wicked Witch of the East. Selva turned turning her into a pair of magic shoes, and yet she's quite mouthy.shoes doesn't stop her from keeping up a running commentary as the action unfolds.]]



* ArtEvolution : Pointed out frequently by the artist herself. As it is the case with most webcomics, the art is always evolving for the better.
* AuthorAppeal: The artist's blog and past works reveal strong interests for literature, fairy tale adaptations, creepy monsters, adorable magical children and strong female leads with large noses.
* BadassAdorable: Fred. One moment he's excited about how stretchy grilled cheese is, the next [[spoiler: he's yelling at Ben and Elaine to leave while he fights the ghost.]]
* BiTheWay: The majority of the main cast, [[http://www.namesakecomic.com/comic/flame-con as it turns out]]. For most of them it hasn't come up in-comic yet.
* BodyHorror: All the pretty red flowers you see on peoples heads...yeah, they'r actually ''growing out of'' their heads.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: [[spoiler:If Anlise wasn't before, [[http://namesakecomic.com/comic/don39t-forget-your-hat/ she certainly is now]]]]
** Warrick [[spoiler: has an actual hole in his chest from removing his heart; it doesn't look too pretty. And that's the ''healed'' version. We don't see what it looked like directly afterward, but it was pouring blood onto the floor.]]

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* ArtEvolution : Pointed out frequently by the artist herself. As it is the case with most webcomics, the art is always evolving for the better.
* AuthorAppeal: The artist's blog and past works reveal a strong interests for interest in literature, fairy tale adaptations, creepy monsters, adorable magical children and strong female leads with large noses.
* BadassAdorable: Fred. One moment he's excited about how stretchy grilled cheese is, the next [[spoiler: he's [[spoiler:he's yelling at Ben and Elaine to leave while escape as he fights off the ghost.ghost single-handedly.]]
* BiTheWay: The majority of the main cast, cast [[http://www.namesakecomic.com/comic/flame-con as it turns out]]. For most of them it hasn't come up in-comic yet.
* BodyHorror: All the pretty red flowers you see on peoples heads...in people's hair...yeah, they'r they're actually ''growing out of'' their heads.''heads''.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: [[spoiler:If Anlise wasn't before, [[http://namesakecomic.com/comic/don39t-forget-your-hat/ she certainly is now]]]]
** Warrick [[spoiler: has an actual hole in his chest from removing his heart; it doesn't look too pretty. And that's the ''healed'' version. We don't see what it looked like directly afterward, but it was pouring blood onto the floor.]]
now]]]].



* DeathGlare: [[http://www.namesakecomic.com/2010/11/20/the-new-girl-2/ Ben and Elaine pull this off.]]
* DistantPrologue: ''Namesake'' starts off with the Reverend [[Creator/LewisCarroll Charles Dodgson]] and [[Literature/AliceInWonderland Alice Liddell]] when she returns from Wonderland on June 27, 1863.
* DownTheRabbitHole: The main caption of the comic and the fact that the portal to other worlds looks a lot like a rabbit hole.
* DramaticIrony: Any scene where Warrick talks about his sister while holding Emma's purse is this [[spoiler:since Selva ''is'' the purse, and later subverted since he already knew]].

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* DeathGlare: [[http://www.namesakecomic.com/2010/11/20/the-new-girl-2/ Ben and Elaine pull are more than capable of pulling this off.]]
* DistantPrologue: ''Namesake'' starts off with the Reverend [[Creator/LewisCarroll Charles Dodgson]] and [[Literature/AliceInWonderland Alice Liddell]] when she returns from Wonderland on June 27, 1863.
* DownTheRabbitHole: The main caption of the comic and the fact that the portal comic. The portals to other worlds looks also look a lot like a rabbit hole.
holes, and it's being sucked into one of these that starts Emma's adventure.
* DramaticIrony: Any scene where Warrick talks about his sister while holding Emma's purse is this this, [[spoiler:since Selva ''is'' the purse, and later subverted since purse. Subverted in that he already knew]].



* EldritchAbomination : The “ghost” that’s been haunting Emma so far has flavors of this when she finally sees it up close.
* TheEveryman : The main character Emma is a milder version of this, being a quiet introvert who gets thrust into a situation far over her head.
* ExpositionDump: Chapter 24 finally explains what's going on and why, both on cosmic scale and on Earth. Chapter 20's [[http://namesakecomic.com/comic/namesake-relationship-chart relationship chart]] is also quite handy.

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* EldritchAbomination : The “ghost” that’s been that was haunting Emma so far has flavors of this when she the reader finally sees it up close.
* TheEveryman : The main character Emma character, Emma, is a milder version of this, being this. She's a quiet introvert who gets thrust into a situation far that gets her in way over her head.
* ExpositionDump: Chapter 24 finally explains what's going on and why, both regarding the Earth and on the cosmic scale and on Earth.scale. Chapter 20's [[http://namesakecomic.com/comic/namesake-relationship-chart relationship chart]] is also quite handy.



* FairyTale: This comic is full of fairytale references
* FeministFantasy: Appears to be heading this way, which makes sense since Oz itself was an early example of such, especially since Baum was married to a Suffragette (and in fact based the character of Jinjur partially on the Sufragettes).
* FracturedFairyTale: The tales don't always conform to the storybook versions.
* GenreSavvy: Emma knows she's in [[Literature/LandOfOz Oz]] from just seeing the yellow brick road. Though the creators have stated that [[Film/TheWizardOfOz the movie]] is the only source of knowledge she has. [[spoiler: justified later when Emma is shown to be an ArtificialPerson created by stuffing a changeling with literature so she's practically made of bottled Genre Savvy.]]

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** The unfortunate fate of [[spoiler:Emma and Elaine's father, Daniel.]]
* FairyTale: This comic Fairytale references are basically the framework on which the whole plot is full of fairytale references
built.
* FeministFantasy: Appears to be heading this way, which makes sense since given Oz itself was an early example of such, especially such. Makes sense since Baum was married to a Suffragette (and in fact based and let the Suffragettes serve as inspiration for the character of Jinjur partially on the Sufragettes).
Jinjur.
* FracturedFairyTale: The tales featured in the comic don't always conform to the their storybook versions.
* GenreSavvy: Emma knows she's in [[Literature/LandOfOz Oz]] just from just seeing the yellow brick road. Though road, though the creators have stated that [[Film/TheWizardOfOz the movie]] is the only source of knowledge she has. [[spoiler: justified Justified later when Emma is shown to be an ArtificialPerson created by stuffing a changeling with literature so literature. So she's practically made ''made'' of bottled Genre Savvy.]]



-->[Cut to Emma and company tied to at tree]

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-->[Cut to Emma and company tied to at a tree]



* HopeIsScary: [[spoiler: Vanessa/Bird]] starts ''[[InelegantBlubbering sobbing]]'' on [[http://namesakecomic.com/comic/healer-tricks/ this page]] when [[spoiler: Banshee]] starts trying to get her to hope again.

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* HopeIsScary: [[spoiler: Vanessa/Bird]] starts ''[[InelegantBlubbering sobbing]]'' on [[http://namesakecomic.com/comic/healer-tricks/ this page]] when [[spoiler: Banshee]] starts trying tries to get give her to hope again.[[TakeAThirdOption a third option]].



** [[spoiler: Emma turns out to an ArtificialHuman MacGuffinGirl who was humanized in large part by her role as CoolBigSis to Elaine.]]

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** [[spoiler: Emma turns out to an ArtificialHuman MacGuffinGirl who was humanized in large part by became her role as CoolBigSis own person with the help of the love her family and friends gave to Elaine.her.]]



** Also turns out to be very important to Nose, as [[spoiler:One reveals he has given Nose the name Rumpelstiltskin, granting One power over him.]]

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** Also turns out to be very important to for Nose, as [[spoiler:One reveals he has given Nose the name Rumpelstiltskin, granting which grants One power over him.]]



* InsaneTrollLogic: Selva lampshades the trope after explaining that her plan to [[spoiler: save everyone from the poppies was to turn everybody into objects.]] In her own words, [[ItSeemedLikeAGoodIdeaAtTheTime "It made sense at the time."]]

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* InsaneTrollLogic: Selva lampshades the trope after explaining that her plan to [[spoiler: save [[spoiler:save everyone from the poppies was to turn everybody into objects.]] In her own words, [[ItSeemedLikeAGoodIdeaAtTheTime "It made sense at the time."]]



* LaserGuidedAmnesia: [[spoiler: Nose does this to Emma, making her forget about Oz completely.]]
* LawfulNeutral / TrueNeutral: Adora became the first and only Neutral Witch of the West, [[spoiler:after her heart got broken. Literally as well as figuratively.]] [[invoked]]
* LegacyCharacter: "The Dorothy" and presumably every other Namesake fits the bill as well, seeing as the Alice we see in the present is different from the Alice we see in the prologue.
* LightIsNotGood: Hinted at first with Anlise, the Witch of the North. Recently, it's been revealed that there's a [[BrainwashedAndCrazy good reason]] for her initial suspicious behavior, and that she genuinely does care about the welfare of Oz.

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* LaserGuidedAmnesia: [[spoiler: Nose does this to Emma, making her completely forget about Oz completely.Oz.]]
* LawfulNeutral / TrueNeutral: Adora became the first and only Neutral Witch of the West, [[spoiler:after her heart got broken. Literally as well as figuratively.was both literally and figuratively broken.]] [[invoked]]
* LegacyCharacter: "The Dorothy" and presumably every other Namesake fits the bill as well, seeing as the Alice we see in the present is different from the Alice we see in the prologue.
well.
* LightIsNotGood: Hinted at first with Anlise, the Witch of the North. Recently, it's been revealed that there's There's a [[BrainwashedAndCrazy good reason]] for her initial suspicious behavior, and that she does genuinely does care about the welfare of Oz.



* MacGuffinGirl: [[spoiler: Emma]] learns to her horror that she's an ArtificialHuman created to serve as a "skeleton key" capable of opening all of the Namesake's doors between worlds.

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* MacGuffinGirl: [[spoiler: Emma]] learns to her horror that she's an ArtificialHuman created to serve as a "skeleton key" capable of opening all of the Namesake's various Namesakes' doors between worlds.



* MindControl: The poppies do this.
* MissingMom: There's no sign of Emma and Elaine's mother in the present day, and there's a photo of [[http://www.namesakecomic.com/comic/so-serious/ Emma holding a baby Elaine]] along with Ben's comment that Emma has always been very serious. In [[http://namesakecomic.com/comic/fragments-of-memory/ this]] page we get a memory of young Emma yelling for her mother. In [[http://namesakecomic.com/comic/emma-and-her-father/ the next]] we see a family portrait including her mother in the background, and when her father brings up her mother Emma [[http://namesakecomic.com/comic/find-someone-else/ starts]] to refer to her as a "bitch", but gets cut off before she can finish. And it's been [[http://namesakecomic.com/comic/the-skeleton-key/ confirmed]] that [[spoiler:her mother was a Namesake too]].

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* MindControl: The poppies do this.
this.[[spoiler:Writers have this power over Namesakes.]]
* MissingMom: There's no sign of Emma and Elaine's mother in the present day, and though there's a photo of [[http://www.namesakecomic.com/comic/so-serious/ Emma holding a baby Elaine]] along with Ben's comment that Emma has always been very serious. In On [[http://namesakecomic.com/comic/fragments-of-memory/ this]] page we get a memory of young Emma yelling for her mother. In [[http://namesakecomic.com/comic/emma-and-her-father/ the next]] we see a family portrait including her mother in the background, and when her father brings up her mother up to Emma [[http://namesakecomic.she[[http://namesakecomic.com/comic/find-someone-else/ starts]] to refer to her as a "bitch", [[CurseCutShort but gets cut off off]] before she can finish. And it's been [[http://namesakecomic.com/comic/the-skeleton-key/ confirmed]] that [[spoiler:her mother was a Namesake too]].



* MoveAlongNothingToSeeHere: "Time for my best shocked bystander face"
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: surely a group called "The Rippers" can't be up to any good, but they still insist they're the real good guys, probably because they are all either psychopathic enough to expect you to believe it or sociopathic enough not to care.
* OnlySixFaces: Somewhat averted. The cast is very diverse in both body types, hair styles and faces. Especially when it comes to noses. But there are complaints that some characters still look the same regardless and this can be especially problematic during action moments [[spoiler: And when the Emmas split in half]].
* TheOphelia: As of the book 2 intermission, Alice's family believes that she's this, and she [[http://www.namesakecomic.com/2011/07/30/highly-improper/ doesn't even realize that she's jumped into the pond]].
* OriginalGeneration: Besides canon Oz characters there are also Adora, Selva and Warrick, who are new additions to the cast.

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* MoveAlongNothingToSeeHere: "Time for my best shocked bystander face"
face."
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: surely Surely a group of people called "The Rippers" can't be up to any good, but they still insist they're the real good guys, probably because they are all either psychopathic enough to expect you to believe it or sociopathic enough not to care.
* OnlySixFaces: Somewhat averted. The cast is very diverse in both body types, hair styles and faces. Especially faces, especially when it comes to noses. But there are complaints that some characters still look the same regardless and this can be especially problematic during action moments moments. [[spoiler: And when the Emmas split in half]].
* TheOphelia: As of the book 2 intermission, Alice's family believes that she's this, and she herself [[http://www.namesakecomic.com/2011/07/30/highly-improper/ doesn't even realize that she's jumped into the pond]].
* OriginalGeneration: Besides canon Oz characters there are is also Adora, Selva and Warrick, who are new additions to the cast.



** [[spoiler:Recently revealed to have been caused by giant's blood being splashed on it during his journey. It gives him minor telekinesis.]]
* RegentForLife: It's implied Renge is trying to pull off something like this, [[spoiler:especially she's the one who's been keeping Ozma asleep]]. There's also one point where another character refers to "Ozma's city" while Renge calls it "''my'' city."

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** [[spoiler:Recently revealed to have been caused by giant's blood being splashed on onto it during his journey. It gives him minor telekinesis.]]
* RegentForLife: It's implied Renge is trying to pull off something like this, [[spoiler:especially [[spoiler:given the reveal that she's the one who's been keeping Ozma asleep]]. There's also one point where another character refers to the Emerald City as "Ozma's city" while Renge calls it "''my'' city."



* SheIsTheKing: Even though she's a woman, Renge's official title is still The Wizard of Oz, but another character [[http://www.namesakecomic.com/comic/where-is-it does refer to her as "Witch"]], suggesting a Type II, but it's also implied that the "Wizard" title refers to her being the successor of the original, who was a man, rather than her gender, making it a Type III.

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* SheIsTheKing: Even though she's a woman, Renge's official title is still The Wizard of Oz, but another character [[http://www.namesakecomic.com/comic/where-is-it does refer to her as a "Witch"]], suggesting a Type II, but it's also implied that the "Wizard" title refers to her being the successor of the original, who was a man, rather than her gender, making it a Type III.



* WellIntentionedExtremist: [[spoiler:Renge turns out to be this, having done everything apparently under Ozma's orders to control "The hole in the world" including taking it into her own body]].

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* WellIntentionedExtremist: [[spoiler:Renge turns out to be this, having done everything apparently under Ozma's orders to control "The hole in the world" world", including taking it into her own body]].


* BrainwashedAndCrazy: [[spoiler:If Anlise wasn't before, [[http://www.namesakecomic.com/2011/04/09/dont-forget-your-hat/ she certainly is now]]]]

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* BrainwashedAndCrazy: [[spoiler:If Anlise wasn't before, [[http://www.namesakecomic.com/2011/04/09/dont-forget-your-hat/ [[http://namesakecomic.com/comic/don39t-forget-your-hat/ she certainly is now]]]]

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** And the Djinn and Thunderdell. [[spoiler:YMMV with Nose.]]


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* StatuesqueStunner: Penta.


* AmbiguouslyBrown: Emma and Elaine are drawn in a darker shade then the caucasian characters, and WordOfGod is that Emma's appearance is in part inspired by MichelleRodriguez. Eventually it's stated that they are [[http://savvyliterate.tumblr.com/post/47007769105/it-sounds-really-interesting-but-ive-just-never-been Latina and French]] (Puerto Rican mother and French Canadian father).

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* AmbiguouslyBrown: Emma and Elaine are drawn in a darker shade then the caucasian Caucasian characters, and WordOfGod is that Emma's appearance is in part inspired by MichelleRodriguez.Creator/MichelleRodriguez. Eventually it's stated that they are [[http://savvyliterate.tumblr.com/post/47007769105/it-sounds-really-interesting-but-ive-just-never-been Latina and French]] (Puerto Rican mother and French Canadian father).

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