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Literature / Suggsverse

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"Power is a gem of necessity. Without observing power, identity remains undiscovered"
♠The Ace of Spades♠, the in-universe author/narrator of Heir to the Stars, has left his station after creating seven possible successors.

The resulting reality-tearing struggle between various characters striving to ascend to his throne leads to everyone essentially killing everyone else.

Heir to the Stars, more commonly referred to as the Suggsverse, is an infamous collection of works written and published by underground/outsider author Lionel Suggs. Essentially written as an investigation into the rhetoric of internet battleboard culture, the work, while heavily criticized for various stylistic and technical issues, represents what is quite possibly the greatest conception of superheroic power in current fiction.

Suggsverse provides examples of the following tropes:

  • Aerith and Bob: You have names like Jonathan Blackjack alongside names like Villain Descendingsword and Paradox-616∞.
  • Always Someone Better: The author constantly produces new and higher levels of existence which surpass all the previous ones in power.
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  • An Ice Person: Many characters casually drop battlefields in temperatures down to the Absolute Zero, or to even lower concepts of temperature.
  • Apocalypse How: Both in and outside battles, planets, galaxies, universes, multiverses and generally just every level of existence introduced in the series are regularly destroyed, often effortlessly.
  • Artifact of Power: Many characters use magical items or powerful artifacts, some examples include:
  • Baby Planet: Played with for Talia. It is the smallest of the countless planets that Johnathan Blackjack controls and yet it is larger than our universe.
  • Badass Family: Shana's family. She is the daughter of the single most powerful being in the series. Her father is a protagonist of the series and her aunts and grandmother are one of the most powerful beings in the entire fiction.
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  • Beyond the Impossible: Most of the characters possess power beyond omnipotence, which is impossible by the logic and definition of it. And that's not even scratching the surface of the impossible things the Suggsverse can do.
  • Cannon Fodder: Beings that are omnipotent/beyond omnipotent are this to many other characters.
  • Complete Immortality: There are a large amount of characters that cannot be killed by any means. And yet...
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Most battles end with one side effortlessly erasing the other from existence.
  • Department of Redundancy Department:
  • Even More Omnipotent: The premise of the series.
  • Flaming Sword: Adam Conquest's Dyrnwyn.
  • From a Single Cell: In some cases, even if the previous happens, many characters just shake off being erased from existence and history.
  • Fun with Acronyms: The word "Human" stands for "Hierarchy Unevolved Morphology Abapical Noumenon".
  • Guide Dang It!: Most information on the series' cosmological hierarchy and its various hierarchies of power can only be accessed on either the wiki, the official website or the author's Facebook page.
  • Info Dump: The locations, the powers and the actions the characters perform are all described in great detail.
  • Light 'em Up: Many characters use light as both scientifical and magical element or operate with the speed of light.
  • The Nameless: Of the six Emerald Knights, five do not have names.
  • No-Sell: Many characters just ignore having universes dropped at them.

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