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Win The Game, also known as WIN the GAME in the story itself, is a Fan Fiction story based off of Battle Royale and Survival of the Fittest, created and written by Fuzzboy. Similarly to the story 72 Hours, the series blends the line of original and fanfiction, focusing around a similar setting with a new set of students.

The premise of the story is simple really; take a class of sixty high school students who have known one another for a good portion of their lives, throw them onto an isolated island with no means of contacting civilization, give all of them randomly selected weapons, and tell them that they have exactly three days to kill one another until there is only one student left, otherwise, they would all die instead. Add in the fact that the map gradually becomes smaller and smaller due to danger zones being added that would automatically detonate the collars of anybody who walks into them, and you have possibly the most dangerous game any of these children will ever face on your hands. Actual reasoning behind why these students have been forced into this game is unknown, but regardless of that, they're stuck in this game, and if they want to survive, they might just have to kill those around them.

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Tropes that apply to Win The Game include:

  • Abandoned Hospital: Across the island, there are at least two hospitals that have been abandoned before the game. One is rather large and full of all sorts of medical supplies, while the other is far smaller and seems to have already been cleared out before the game.
  • Absurdly Spacious Sewer: Underneath all of the towns located throughout the island are sewers that were specially designed just to fit the purpose of the game, giving the players plenty of room to have brutal face-offs and hiding spots.
  • Abusive Parents: A surprisingly large number of the cast come from rather abusive backgrounds, most of which including less than kind parental figures in their life. It's brought Up to Eleven the second it's hinted that some of their parents are actually more than okay with their child being forced to compete in the game.
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  • Adaptation Species Change: Quite a few characters that debuted in Fanfiction have gone from being Pokémon to being humans, and the mixed breeds from ''Our United Purpose have become full-blooded humans as well.
    • Everett has gone from a human(though admittedly, a psychotic one), to being an AI program implemented into each of the collars.
  • Adult Fear: The idea that your child has not only been kidnapped, but is being forced to fight to the death alongside all their closest friends from their childhood.
  • All There in the Manual: Most of the student profiles end up revealing more about the classmates who don't have as much screentime or development, supplying enough to make even the most potentially minor character seem more complex
  • Anti-Hero: Among the students, several fall squarely inbetween good and evil in just about every way. Whether they're playing or not, they show that they do have hearts, but regardless also have a ruthless streak that makes them hard to trust in their own right. They represent the grey morality heavily associated with the game, and thus, it's hard to read how their stories will go for them.
  • Anti-Villain: Some of the more antagonistic players in the game do actually have good intentions in what they do, and regardless of personality and actions, seem to genuinely think they'll be doing the right thing in most situations. They're bad people, but they're clearly not trying to be.
  • Anyone Can Die: Considering how the game works, it makes more than enough sense that at any moment, one of the students could ultimately be killed off, eliminating them from the game and thus limiting the pool of students more and more. In fact, by the rules of the game, it'll ultimately end with there either being one classmate left standing, or nobody left standing.
  • Aristocrats Are Evil: Izaya Kashiwagi is one of the richest kids in school, and is playing the game in order to ensure everyone but him and his girlfriend die in the end.
  • Asshole Victim:
    • Kyah Melville was an idiotic and rude girl who's limited screentime made it clear she didn't particularly care about anyone else and just wanted to prove how much better than them she is.
    • Elias Fosso spread a rumor about Casper being promiscuous in order to save face himself, and validated doing such by saying it was probably true anyways.
  • A-Team Firing: Due to most of the class lacking any kind of experience with firearms, those who do have them tend to not aim as much and mostly just shoot at the others with reckless abandon. This usually bites them in the ass afterwards...
  • Born Unlucky: Just about every student was born in rather crappy lives that have only found themselves getting worse due to being forced into a game where they have to fight to the death in order to survive, so basically everyone competing applies.
  • Bottomless Magazines: Inverted; the series seems to go out of it's way to make sure the audience doesn't lose track of how much ammo a student has on them at all times and how often they'd need to reload.
  • Break the Cutie: Within moments of the game starting, the friendly, caring Yu descends into a paranoid mess, which is presumably also the fate of just about anyone else on the island.
  • Bulletproof Vest: One of the potential weapons in the program is a kevlar vest, which acts as a sort of way to avoid extensive gunshot wounds to the chest area from actively affecting the game.
  • Character Death: Obvious spoilers below for this trope.
    • Kyah Melville has her head smashed into a bloody mess by Izaya Kashiwagi with a barbed wire bat. By the end of it, almost nothing is left of her face.
    • Elias Fosso is stabbed multiple times in the back by Casper Kroll with a machete, before getting his throat split open by the same weapon. It's discovered later that his head was also decapitated.
  • Crapsack World: Any world that allows this to happen is clearly not too all great of a place to live, and considering the cast's home lives, it only further drives this home.
  • Deadly Game: Jesus christ, this is a game that focuses around sixty children being forced to murder one another just for the mere possibility of being allowed to leave afterwards.
  • Decoy Protagonist: The first chapter introduces and focuses on Yu, though in all reality he isn't too important, and the chapter actually focuses more on introducing the game's rules than anything else.
  • Deserted Island: The entire competition to the death actually takes place on a deserted island that shows signs of potentially having had people living there long before the game.
  • Dissonant Serenity: The AI, Everett, is an incredibly friendly and happy Genki Guy, who continues to be that even while describing the horrifying scenario the children are stuck in and that they have to murder each other.
  • Downer Ending: No matter what happens in the end, many students have still lost their lives for seemingly little to no reason, so in the end, it'll most likely still be a bad time for everyone involved.
  • Everyone Is Armed: Before the game, every student was given a randomly selected weapon, that can be anything, from a useful tool like a kevlar vest, to a dangerous weapon like a machine gun, or something completely useless like a paper fan.
  • Explosive Leash: Every student has had a bizarre metal collar placed around their necks. They're actually explosive devices, that'll go off if any student wanders into a danger zone, breaks any rules the creators had set, or attempting to break the collars off in any way. They also have miniature microphones in them, that are meant to make sure none of the students try anything that'll cause the ones running the game any trouble.
  • Kill the Ones You Love: All of the students in the game have known each other for a good portion of their lives, and most of them are close friends. And ultimately, this is exactly why it's such a disturbing sight to see them having to kill one another just so they can escape the island and live their lives again.
  • Nice Guy:
    • Yutaka Matsuzawa's first goal upon realizing the situation he's in is to find his friends so he can try and protect them.
  • Official Couple: Considering the class is full of teenagers, it's no real surprise that at least some of them are together romantically.
    • Izaya and Juvia are apparently the longest-standing couple among the entire class, having been together since the 6th grade. They're also widely recognized as one of the cutest couples in school, which allowed the two to quickly become some of the most popular students among the class.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: Kyah Melville, a mostly forgotten girl among her class, believes that she can kill all of her fellow classmates with minimal effort, despite having no real idea of her fellow student's personalities or motivations, having no combat experience, and generally not being all too bright. As expected, things don't work out well for her.
  • Socially Awkward Hero: Kai Malia is a good guy who always tries to do the right thing, but that doesn't change the fact that he's uncomfortably shy as well, leading to him quickly distrusting others and having a hard time communicating his feelings with them.
  • Starter Villain: Kyah Melville is the first student in the program who is shown to be willing to play, and quickly after deciding this tries to take someone else's life. Too bad the person she attacked was Izaya, which leads to her early demise in the program.
  • The Stoic: Izaya Kashiwagi shows absolutely no emotion after having beaten Kyah to death. In fact, even he notes that he doesn't feel much.
  • Troll: Damien's first scene firmly establishes him as this as he walks onto the scene wearing a creepy looking gasmask just so he can freak George out, and after a minute of conversation with him(where throughout he constantly refers to him as "Georgie", which he hates), he abruptly knocks him down and steals all his stuff, before mocking him with a salute as he walks off.
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