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1->''"May the best villain win."''²²[[http://hands-of-chaos.deviantart.com/ Hands Of Chaos]] (abbreviated as HOC) is an OriginalCharacterTournament hosted on Website/{{deviantART}}. It opened to auditions on January 15, 2011, and officially kicked off on August 8 of the same year with sixteen competitors.²²The tournament is judged by several [[OriginalCharacter “Judge Characters”]] created by the host and co-judges – which, needless to say, are quite varied.²²The essential premise is an [[InvertedTrope inversion]] of HeroesRUs; all of the competitors are among the [[AlwaysChaoticEvil most evil forces in existence]]. How evil? The judges threatened to refuse any competitor whose OriginalCharacter had even the slightest trace of performing a HeelFaceTurn. Indeed, most of the competitors had been pushed beyond their MoralEventHorizon before the tournament began.²----²²[[foldercontrol]]²²[[folder: Season 1]]²²²²Season 1 began with this roster of Judges:²²* Myzaraphiston Synderfell, “Founding Member of the Hands of Chaos, and an incarnate version of the Devil.” [[spoiler: also, is a [[SamusIsAGirl woman]].]]²* Rache, “Water based Goddess of Revenge”²* Orion, “A ‘[[BlatantLies sweet, innocent girl]]’.”²* [[HisNameReallyIsBarkeep The Oracle]], “Enigmatic [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin seer]] and puppeteer of fate.”²* [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Grand Arsonist]] [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Cruul]], “A pyromaniac Genie.”²* Siegfried von Eisenhower, “Heavy-handed Inquisitor”²* Ian [[MeaningfulName Caker]], “A delicious villain.”²²The story takes place aboard a dimension-traversing ship called the Black Eden. The rosters opened to contenders on January 15, 2011, and the tournament officially kicked off on August 8 of the same year. Only each round's winners had their entries become cannon; the rest fall under WhatCouldHaveBeen.²²On September 25, 2012, it was announced that Brasken's creator has won the first Hands of Chaos Tournament, in a blog entry that subsequently confirmed an upcoming, second season.²²The contenders in Season 1 are, in the order in which they joined the tournament:²²* [[{{Cyborg}} Gizmo]]; defeated Vronti in Round 1; defeated ''by'' Wildcard in Round 2.²* [[PhysicalGod Vronti]] [[ShockAndAwe Lysing]]; defeated by Gizmo in Round 1.²* Puzzle, [[ClusterFBomb Piear]], and Solution; defeated by Dominic and Thurston in Round 1.²* Dreamcaster; defeated by Wildcard in Round 1.²* [[EldritchAbomination Raptura the Wall Shadow]]; defeated Aiden and Ellixandria in Round 1; defeated ''by'' Lilith in Round 2.²* Dominic Payne the [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot Pirate/Werewolf/Vampire]], and his [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot Cyborg/Ninja/Butler]], [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal Thurston Thurstoner]]. Defeated Puzzle, Piear, and Solution in Round 1; defeated Anni and the Voice in Round 2; defeated Wildcard in Round 3; defeated ''by'' Brasken in the Final Round.²* Lust; defeated by Lilith in Round 1.²* [[CreepyDoll Anni]] and the Voice; defeated Francis and Nel in Round 1; defeated ''by'' Dominic and Thurston in Round 2.²* [[AffablyEvil Wildcard]]; defeated Dreamcaster in Round 1; defeated Gizmo in Round 2; defeated ''by'' Dominic and Thurston in Round 3.²* Francis & Nel: defeated by Anni and the Voice in Round 1.²* [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent Brasken]]. '''Winner of Season 1'''; defeated Sven, Nezeki, Lilith, and Dominic & Thurston, in that order.²* Aiden & Ellixandria; defeated by Raptura in Round 1.²* [[SharkMan Vellek]]; defeated by Nezeki in Round 1.²* [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Lilith the Succubus]]; defeated Lust in Round 1; defeated Raptura in Round 2; defeated ''by'' Brasken in Round 3.²* [[AxCrazy Nezeki]]; defeated Vellek in Round 1; defeated ''by'' Brasken in Round 2.²* [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal Sven Svenson, the Swede]]; defeated by Brasken in Round 1.²²!!The cannon story contains the following tropes:²* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: '''S'''ven '''S'''venson, the '''S'''wede. Occupation: [[UpToEleven Soul Salesman]].²* AerithAndBob: Dominic and Thurston. Francis and Nel.²* AffablyEvil: Wildcard. Ian Caker, as well. Puzzle may also qualify.²* AGodAmI: [[spoiler: Inverted. Becoming beings of ''actual'' godlike power is the ultimate goal of the Hands of Chaos.]]²* AllThereInTheManual: All of the information about the Hands Of Chaos is in a few of the journals posted on the group’s page.²** The participants as well; everything you need to know about the contestants is in the reference sheets they submitted along with their audition. The judge characters likewise have a reference sheet for the contestants’ convenience.²* AndIMustScream: Wildcard feeds Dreamcaster to a carnivorous plant. [[spoiler: (it turns out to be Audrey II from Little Shop of Horrors.)]] Seeing that she can regenerate tirelessly, it would appear as though she won’t escape any time soon.²** [[spoiler: Until the ship explodes, that is.]]²* AppropriatedAppellation: Wildcard’s name, according to his profile.²* [[spoiler: BackFromTheDead: Piear.]]²* BerserkButton: Do NOT say the word “love” in front of Caker – the results can be unpredictable.²* BigBad: [[BigBadEnsemble It’s a tournament full of them]].²* BloodyMurder: Brasken, whose blood is flamable.²* TheCameo: [[spoiler: Audrey III]].²** EarlyBirdCameo: Wildcard, for his creator's sci-fi universe.²* CoatCape: Siegfried. Bonus points for using a BadassLongcoat.²* TheCoatsAreOff: Wildcard in Round Three. [[ShirtlessScene His shirt]], as well. [[spoiler: Subverted, though, as he is defeated in that round.]]²* ChekhovsArmory: The Blackhammer testing grounds. Subverted in Round 1 – Vellek had a bunch of weapons at his disposal but failed to win.²* ChekhovsGun: Wildcard made a DealWithTheDevil immediately following Round 2. It was probably the only reason he's still alive.²** An interesting case, since Wildcard's creator intended to utilize the deal as a means to keep his character alive if he lost the round, but didn't really count on losing ''Round 3''.²* ChessMaster: Myzaraphiston. [[spoiler: For one thing, she managed to trap a god and use him as a power source for the Black Eden. Also, the whole point of the tournament is to get the souls of the participants who die – and being villainous, their souls yield more energy than the Average Joe. Then there’s her plan to blow up the ship and grant her (and her comrades) even more energy.]]²** Oracle also qualifies.²* ClusterFBomb: Piear.²* ContinuityNod: Brasken's final round entry contains a small nod to his previous opponents.²** In a crossover example, [[spoiler: "Audrey II" is referred to as "Audrey ''III''."]]²* CreepyDoll: Anni.²* CurbStompBattle: Anni/Voice VS Francis/Nel in Round 1, consisting solely of ''one page'' of cartoon panels.²* {{Cyborg}}: Gizmo²* DealWithTheDevil: Wildcard makes one after Round 2.²* DeathByIrony: Nezeki, if you think about it. She managed to defeat Vellek, a [[OurWerebeastsAreDifferent were-shark with superpowers]], by stabbing him in the back – only to be defeated by Brasken, a werewolf whose only abnormality was highly flammable blood, in spite of Nezeki actually using more of her [[PsychicPowers psionic abilities]] this time.²** [[spoiler: Myzaraphiston, at least according to Dominic/Thurston’s entry, which has the god Tantalus freed from the Black Eden and Myzaraphiston shoved into his place. Which hardly mattered since the ship was about to explode.]]²* DeletedScene: All of the non-cannon entries.²* EldritchAbomination: Raptura easily qualifies. Nobody was willing to fight him! Luckily, Lilith defeated him.²* EmergencyTransformation: Gizmo can invoke this trope. Subverted upon his death.²* EmpoweredBadassNormal: Most of the judges qualify, but Orion is a notable example when FridgeBrilliance is applied. [[TheDarkChick She’s just a small, one-armed girl]] whose only ability is to manipulate the substance known as “powan,” which she carries in a small pouch on her person. In order to be on the same level – or even close – as the other Judges, she has to be badass!²** BadassNormal: The Janitor.²* EvenEvilHasStandards: Siegfried von Eisenhower refused to accept any share of the power he would obtain [[spoiler: upon destroying the ''Black Eden'' in between the [[AlternateUniverse multi-verses]].]] This has led to speculation that the ''winner'' would be given Siegfried's share of the power.²* EvilTastesGood: Ian Caker.²* FurAgainstFang: The final round, by definition. Brasken is a straight werewolf, but since [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot Domnic]] is a pirate who happens to be a werewolf/'''vampire''' hybrid, it's literally half an example.²* GoryDiscretionShot: The end of Round 1 for Sven; described as Brasken "[[UnusualEuphemism opening his Christmas present]]."²* HealingFactor: Dreamcaster, Caker, and Gizmo have the capacity for this. Subverted by Raptura.²* HeelFaceTurn: Averted, as the judges made it very clear that any character with the slightest trace of morality would not be accepted.²* HisNameReallyIsBarkeep: Oracle and the Librarian. Possibly the Janitor.²* {{Immortality}}:²** Dreamcaster has [[FromASingleCell regenerative]] immortality; it is implied that she can invoke a [[ResurrectiveImmortality resurrective type]], as well.²** The Oracle has this in the form of BodySurf, with a slight overlap between LegacyImmortality as well.²* InformedAbility: Essentially everyone eliminated in Round 1, as very few of them made tactical use of their abilities - at least, not in the canonical ones.²* ItOnlyWorksOnce: The Oracle may lend his power to a contestant only once. Wildcard used his up right away.²* KarmaHoudini: Wildcard lost the tournament, but was spared thanks to a DealWithTheDevil.²** Puzzle, Piear, and Solution also managed to survive, representing the only characters (collectively, a single contender) to have lost without permanently dying.²** Voice [[SubvertedTrope nearly]] got away, but was killed by Raptura, presumably before Lilith defeated ''him''. This technically makes Raptura an [[InvertedTrope inversion]], since it is against the rules to attack any competitor other than the one they're supposed to fight.²* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler: Myzaraphiston, though the only thing made clear by '''Word of God''' is that she was still aboard the ''Black Eden'' when it exploded. [[DeletedScene Dominic’s entry]] suggested that she was forced to take the place of the god, Tantalus, by another character made up by the author. Brasken’s creator [[ThrowItIn alluded to this]] in his winning entry by having said character state that he’d [[DeathByIrony trapped Myzaraphiston in “her own vessel.”]]]]²* LetsGetDangerous: Lilith, after a brief VillainousBSOD, [[TookALevelInBadass Takes a Level in Badass]] to defeat Raptura.²* LovecraftianSuperpower: [[EldritchAbomination Raptura]].²* MeaningfulName: Ian Caker...has a cake for a head.²** Gizmo, the cyborg.²* MediumAwareness: Myrazaphiston, to the point that [[spoiler: she plans on penetrating the [[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou fourth wall]] in the next iteration]].²* MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate: Francis and Nel.²* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Cruul. Raptura also counts.²* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: Two of them!²* NoMisterBondIExpectYouToDine: Wildcard invites the winners of Round 2 to a tea party.²** Oracle has his own seminar, as well.²* TheNthDoctor: Gizmo can invoke this trope. Subverted upon his defeat, though his Round 2 entry [[DeletedScene ended with him examining the implications of having done so]].²* OhCrap: Wildcard, before he is attacked by Dreamcaster in Round 1.²* OurWerewolvesAreDifferent: ''Twice!'' We have Dominic Payne, a [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot vampire-werewolf hybrid pirate]] vulnerable to the weaknesses of both, potentially – and then we have Brasken, a more standard werewolf who can fashion weapons out of his own blood (which is [[TakeOurWordForIt more awesome]] than it seems.²** Ironically enough, both of them made it to the final round.²** OurWerebeastsAreDifferent: Vellek is explicitly referred to as a 'wereshark'.²* PlayingPossum: How Nezeki defeated Vellek in Round 1.²* PhysicalGod: Vronti Lysing is a descendent of a thunder-god entity, but as he is not a true god, he’s still mortal, which allows for his death in the first round at the hands of [[{{Cyborg}} Gizmo]].²* PlagueMaster: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] by Nel. You'd ''think'' he'd qualify since he uses "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Plague Bombs]]" as a weapon, but in actuality he's an absolute germaphobe to the point of never removing his full-body suit.²* PrecisionFStrike: Wildcard, to Piear.²** Also the OCT's theme song, with the line "Good can go and [[PrecisionFStrike fuck]] [[TakeThat itself]]."²* PsychicPowers: Nezeki.²* RealLifeWritesThePlot: In a way. All contenders write a winning entry, and the judges then determine which in a given pair of contenders is canonical to the OCT's story.²* RedShirt: Everyone who was eliminated in the first round.²* ReptilesAreAbhorrent: Wildcard is evil, but at least he's [[AffablyEvil polite]] about it.²* RuleFifty: [[spoiler: Audrey III.]]²* ScratchDamage: How Wildcard eventually defeats Dreamcaster. To prevent her from healing all the way, he then fed Dreamcaster to a carnivorous plant.²** Neither he nor his creator knew, though, that [[spoiler: the plant was actually Audrey III, as intended by the Judges and hinted at by a "Don't Feed the Plant" sign]], and thus ensured a great advantage to both, until later on.²* SequelHook: During a chat, some of the contenders were told by one of the judges that [[spoiler: Myzaraphiston planned on overloading the ''Black Eden'''s power reserves in-between dimensions; the resulting explosion would output enough power to yield the "Godlike power" the other judges were promised. Subsequent implications that the world beyond the [[NoFourthWall fourth wall]] would be the only world unconquered after this resulted in speculation that the possibility of a second tournament was open.]]²** [[spoiler: The plan failed in-universe, but a second season was still confirmed.]]²* SeriousBusiness: Inverted; Brasken doesn't particularly care about potentially getting godlike power, though it may be that he simply doesn't know what he'd do with it.²* SharkMan: Vellek²* ShoutOut: [[spoiler: Audrey II[[ContinuityNod I]]]]²** “[[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} I CHOOSE YOU]], [[NoIndoorVoice PLAGUE BOMB!!]]”²* StartMyOwn: '''Raptura's''' and '''Nezeki's''' creators co-formed their own OCT after both of them lost²** '''''[[InvertedTrope INVERTED]]'''''. In the same OCT, one of the Hands of Chaos' judges became a finalist. [[spoiler: He lost.]]²** A second inversion: another co-founder of the same OCT became a competitor for the second season of Hands of Chaos.²* StylisticSuck: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M59-3BopFMk&list=FLZPdn3GVOG2EZcWgavhCDoA&index=47&feature=plpp_video their theme song]].²* SuperMode: Per WordOfGod, one of the judges conceptualized a [[SuperMode God Mode]] for each character.²** He admitted that Raptura’s “wasn’t pretty. He ate Yogsothoth.”²* TermsOfEndangerment: Lilith and Wildcard.²* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler: Siegfried, initially.]]²** ''Every contender'', to a certain degree. Wildcard discovered the scheme and opted to become a [[InvertedTrope witting pawn]] instead.²* ViewersAreGeniuses: During a group chat, the competitors in attendance arrived at the ultimate goal of the Hands of Chaos ''before'' WordOfGod could confirm it. ''All four of them'' planned accordingly.²* VillainousBSOD: Enforced in Wildcard's first round; both he and his creator had very little idea as to how he was supposed to defeat [[GodModeSue Dreamcaster]].²** Lilith, in Round 2, after finding out what Raptura was really capable of.²* VoluntaryShapeShifting: Raptura was capable of this, but he never fully utilized this capability.²** Subverted by Wildcard. His ability ''appears'' to be this, though it’s actually illusion.²* WeakenedByTheLight: How Lilith defeated Raptura in Round 2; she trapped him in a holding cell below decks, turned the lights all the way up, and made sure he'd stay there until the light killed him.²* WhatCouldHaveBeen: inverted by "spectator entries," written in-between Rounds ''in response to'' what became canon.²* TheWorfEffect: Brasken. Think about it: he defeated a vampire/werewolf/pirate and his ninja/cyborg/butler...who defeated an illusion-empowered thief...who defeated a potentially regenerative cyborg...who, in turn defeated ''a PhysicalGod with lightning powers''. Add to this the fact that Wildcard also defeated a NighInvulnerable sorceress who, even with [[spoiler: the destruction of the Black Eden]], ''may still be alive'', and everything becomes more awesome in hindsight.²* XanatosGambit: The judges’ true agenda consisted of this, regardless of who won the tournament. [[spoiler: It didn't quite pan out, though; Myzaraphiston, and possibly all the other judges may now be dead...barring Siegfried and Oracle, who are definitely still alive.]]²** Wildcard’s creator attempted to invoke one, as well.²* YouCantThwartStageOne: No matter who wins, the Judges win.²** [[spoiler: Played completely straight in that [[DidntSeeThatComing their plan was defeated by an]] OutsideContextProblem introduced by the second-place finalist; he lost, but everyone else (including the winner) seems to be running with it.]]²[[/folder]]²²[[folder: Season 2]]²²The Second Season of the Hands of Chaos tournament opened to competitor registration on September 29, 2012 – less than a week after Season 1’s winner was announced. The audition period opened on November 26, 2012, and the group accepted character applications since the second season was confirmed.²²Following the events of Season 1, a few new judges have joined the ensemble. They are:²* Otto Rasmund, a card-wielding assassin of the underworld.²* The Oracle, returning from the previous season.²* Morkeal Schnitter, a mad doctor commanding a chess-motif legion of the undead.²* Gthnbnlu'xalxal, AKA "Mister Squishyteeth," a shape-shifting EldritchAbomination.²* Joseph Tsyiak, a demonologist with the powers of several demons contained in his tattoos.²²In addition, the new contenders for Season 2 are:²* Morsus, a man possessed by an EldritchAbomination.²* Komset, the trusted servant of [[TheManBehindTheMan the son of]] [[{{Satan}} the Devil]].²* Klyglich Liebesleid, a {{Determinator}} driven ''entirely'' by the goal of [[AntiVillain bringing his daughter back to life]].²* Sir Demarrick, an old, religious werewolf.²* [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Dream Lord]] and [[HumanAliens Pan]], this season's first duo.²* Taska Oshaske, a Native-American vampire.²* Akusei Akki, an [[MindScrew evil pop star]].²* Morgan, a CreepyChild possessed by a sentient length of chain named Isaac.²* Lisa and her [[ImaginaryEnemy Imaginary "Friend,"]] Megan.²* The Reaper, a serial killer possessing an otherwise innocent man named Seth.²* Infra Red, a LivingShadow.²* Dementia, the demigod-son of a God of Fear.²* Sigma, a {{Cyborg}} with a demonic motif and demeanor.²* Tidus Gater and Petre Ionescu, a tag-team pair of shape-shifters.²²Note that this is an incomplete work in progress. More information will be added as it becomes available.²!! The Locations and Characters of Season 2 exemplify the following tropes:²²* AbsurdlySpaciousSewer: Undergut Sanitation Facility.²* AddedAlliterativeAppeal: '''Ak'''usei '''Ak'''ki.²* AllThereInTheManual:²* AndIMustScream: According to his profile, Nihi keeps its hosts alive while it feeds off their life energy. When it's done, it stores what's left of the host's soul inside its body, and it has hinted that these souls are still (for all intents and purposes) perfectly alive and sentient.²* AntiVillain: Klyglich. He excels at massacre basically because his daughter's dead.²** Sir Demarrick is implied to be this as well, being rather religious for a werewolf. Also, his written reference sheet provides a quotation saying as much:²---> ''All things, by the design of the Creator, ultimately serve the cause of Good. Even Evil.''²* BadassNormal: Klyglich.²* BeneathTheEarth: The Sandcrab Tunnels.²* BigBadEnsemble: This time with a few [[AntiVillain Anti Villains]] thrown in for good measure.²* BloodKnight: the Reaper. He smiles whenever he is fighting an opponent - especially a skilled, worthy opponent.²** So does Komset, albeit at the mere thought of killing people in general.²* BrownNote: Whenever Seth is possessed by the Reaper, people around him feel slightly unsettled.²* ChekhovsArmory: The [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Hall of Blades]], echoing last season’s Blackhammer Testing Grounds.²* ChekhovsGun: The Hellbrand Forgeworks may end up housing one in the form of an InfinityPlusOneSword.²** The Inquisitor's Revenge contains several holy artifacts - some of which are the real deal - which could be useful against characters vulnerable to such.²* ChessMotifs: Morkeal's minions are named after chess pieces - but there isn't one called a "king," presumably because Morkeal ''is'' the "king."²* ClimacticVolcanoBackdrop: Pride's Fall.²* CompanionCube: Inverted with Morgan's chain, Isaac, which actually is alive.²* ContinuityNod: The Black Eden’s engine housing ended up on another planet, where it was revered by the local tribe as a sign from their gods; this is one of the potential combat areas offered in the upcoming season.²** The Inquisitor's Revenge is basically Siegfried's attempt at a final jab at first-season judges Myzara and Oracle. Even more of a nod is the fact that the cathedral has statues of all of Season 1's Judges.²* CreepyCathedral: The Inquisitor's Revenge is one, filled to the brim with booby traps.²* CreepyChild: Morgan. Justified in that he is possessed by a sentient, malevolent length of chain.²* {{Determinator}}: Subverted by Seth/the Reaper. Seth's body has limits, even while possessed, leading to the Reaper attempting to invoke this trope until (or even after) Seth tells him he can't keep up.²* TheDogBitesBack: Fully inverted by Gthnbnlu'xalxal. His bio suggests that he could escape his contract at any time - but also that if he did, he would lose all the friends he made in the Hands of Chaos.²* EldritchAbomination: Gthnbnlu'xalxal. Morsus is possessed by another (completely different) one named Nihil.²* EldritchLocation: The Abyss of Endymion.²* FaceMonsterTurn: Komset’s backstory.²* FantasticVoyagePlot: "The Innards of Gthnbnlu'xalxal." One travels by his circulatory system, controls him with the nervous system, and can finish off opponents with the digestive system. Though evidently the immune system doesn't take kindly to invaders.²** Gthnbnlu'xalxal was later revealed to be [[RefugeInAudacity one of the new Judges for Season 2]].²* FateWorseThanDeath: Seth's possession by the Reaper qualifies in that the Reaper doesn't feel anything, and therefore does not react to pain - and meanwhile Seth, as long as he's possessed, can do absolutely nothing about any amount of pain he's experiencing despite taking the full brunt of it.²* FluffyTheTerrible: Gthnbnlu'xalxal, AKA Mr. Squishyteeth. Exaggerated to its logical extreme, since he's an EldritchAbomination.²** Oddly enough, "Mr. Squishyteeth" also exemplifies DeathbringerTheAdorable, since his behavior is far less aggressive than his appearance would lead you to believe; Justified in that he's basically an infant.²* {{Foil}}: Morsus/Nihil and Morgan/Isaac might form a pair.²* GeniusLoci: Inverted by the Haab System, where the specific location is the ''inside'' of a dead, star-sized "void whale."²* GildedCage: The Palace of Infinite Pleasures.²* {{Hammerspace}}: Where Komset keeps his trident; also his tuxedo and armor when not wearing them.²** Lampshaded by name. Komset literally calls it ''ether''space. Translated into Standard English, ''he literally pulls items from thin air''. [[MagicAIsMagicA But only the ones he puts there]].²* HealingFactor: Nihil can repair any of Morsus's injuries with ease as long as it can consume its host's life energy.²* HeelFaceTurn: Once again defied.²* HesBack: Some of the competitors from Season 1 are returning for another attempt.²* HeWhoFightsMonsters: Exploited by Sir Demarrick. While he fights evil because of his faith, his werewolf form knows how to fight evil because it is ''also'' evil.²* {{Immortality}}: Morsus has the Vampiric form, whereby he's constantly falling apart and [[LifeDrinker needs to absorb the energy of other people]] to remain alive.²** Nihil itself is almost NighInvulnerable and will most likely retreat to an alternate dimension to repair itself if it is badly damaged.²** Taska, ''being'' a vampire, also has a similar variant. Even ''[[OffWithHisHead cutting her head off]]'' theoretically won't kill her, except that she'd starve to death.²* TheKillerInMe: A variation. Lisa is capable of murder, but cannot come to terms with it - so she invented her imaginary "friend," Megan, to do it instead.²* KillItWithFire: The [[WhenTreesAttack Viper Trees]] won't target anyone with a visible flame, inviting a few competitors to invoke this trope.²* TheLostWoods: Viperid Forest.²* MagicalMysteryDoors: Corridor of Memories, essentially a physical version of FightingDownMemoryLane...Specifically it's a hall of doors, where each (physically unique) door leads to somebody else's memories.²* MeaningfulName: Gthnbnlu'xalxal. There's a reason why he's called [[FluffyTheTerrible "Mr. Squishyteeth"]], and it's not just because his name is TheUnpronouncable.²* MobileMaze: Bokold’s Labryninth.²* NoBiologicalSex: Nihil.²* TheNthDoctor: The Judges are a meta-example; they are the same ''people'' in Real Life, but (with exception to Oracle, so far) using different characters.²* OurVampiresAreDifferent: Taska is pretty much immune to sunlight (through hundreds of years of desensitization), but is still very vulnerable to other traditional vampire weaknesses...and has a limited shape-shifting ability.²* OurWerewolvesAreDifferent: Sir Demarrick's non-human form has a few feline features in addition to the overall wolflike appearance.²* PapaWolf: Klyglich - the only thing driving him is his desire to bring his daughter back to life.²* PartialTransformation: Invoked by Taska's shapeshifting abilities, whereby she can turn parts of her anatomy into those of another animal (the examples [[AllThereInTheManual provided]] include [[BearsAreBadNews the arms of a bear]], and [[WingedHumanoid wings]] [[SuperSenses or ears]] of a bat), but despite the list "going on," it is limited to her knowledge of said animals.²* PreviouslyOn: Enforced, though according to WordOfGod the events of Season One do not have a direct bearing on this season.²* {{Shapeshifting}}: [So far] Taska and the Tidus/Petre duo, as well as Akusei's race, all have some variant of a shapeshifting ability.²* TalkingWeapon: Isaac.²* TransformationIsAFreeAction: According to The Manual, explicitly averted with Petre and Tidus.²* TheUnpronouncable: Gthnbnlu'xalxal.²* WhenTreesAttack: The Viper Trees in Viperid Forest.²* WingedHumanoid: Reconstructed through Komset, since his wings are massive enough to provide legitimate flight.²²!!The canon story contains the following tropes:²²* CurbStompBattle: Komset VS zeGraiya, though mainly to invoke TheWorfEffect.²* {{Cyborg}}: zeGraiya. '''Word of God''' is that his entire species is a Cyborg race.²** There's also an actual competitor, Sigma, who is a sort of [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot demonic cyborg mutant]].²* DecoyProtagonist: Komset's audition starts with one, a {{Cyborg}} serial killer named zeGraiya, [[InMediasRes killing a detective on his trail]].²* ShoutOut: Whoever hired Echo to deliver Morsus' invitation, he seems enthralled with the Louvre, just like last-season's Wildcard.²** Komset boasts to a dying zeGraiya, "[[WhileYouWereInDiapers I killed mafia bosses when]] [[Film/BattlefieldEarth you were learning to spell your name!]]²* TheTapeKnewYouWouldSayThat: Komset's invitation starts with an instance of this. Justified in that Oracle wrote it.²** For bonus points, Oracle even addressed it to Decoy Protagonist zeGraiya ''even though he knew Komset would kill him and find the letter anyway''.²* TechnologyMarchesOn: In-universe example; Morsus has a laugh at the fact that he received a letter in an envelope – neither of which is used in his time, apparently.²** Komset's audition, set in a different sci-fi universe, also gives written letters this treatment.²* TitleDrop: Double-subverted for Komset's prologue, "For Me, Though...", which seemingly gives a [[SubvertedTrope half-title drop]] in the opening: "[[ButForMeItWasTuesday For zeGraiya, though, it was Sunday]]." Once Komset kills him though, he gives a proper Title Drop: "''For me, though'', the experience was rather enjoyable."²* TooDumbToLive: the drunkard who insulted Morsus basically existed for no other purpose than to demonstrate Morsus's powers.²* WeirdnessCensor: Subverted in Morsus’s audition. The bartender of the pub he visits seems unfazed by his presence, but various reasons for this are gradually revealed: Morsus is a regular, the bartender wants less dead bodies, etc.²²²[[/folder]]²----

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