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Welcome to the Nightmare.
Who are you?
You have read the tales? Stories of destruction. Stories of terror...
Do you wish to partake in the story?
Welcome to the Empty City.
Welcome to the Nightmare.

Fear Mythos: The RPG is a freeware RPG created by one of the authors of The Fear Mythos. It is the tale of a Ragtag Bunch of Misfits trapped in the Empty City and tasked with killing twenty-two of the Eldritch Abominations known as Fears.

Essentially a Massive Multiplayer Crossover for the Fear Mythos, with Shout Outs and cameos from all sorts of popular stories set in it.

Tropes for Fear Mythos: The RPG

  • Alien Geometries: The Empty City.
  • All Just a Dream: The Empty City isn't really The Empty City at all, but a nightmare created by The Grotesque.
  • Arbitrary Headcount Limit: You have eight party members, but can only take four of them to any given battle.
  • Arms Dealer: Jack of All.
  • Attack! Attack! Attack!: The only option for Jordan, as he has no skills. He just wails on his opponent until they stop moving.
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  • Beard of Evil: The Nameless One has one going for him.
  • Black Mage: Omega.
  • Boring, but Practical: Jordan can pound most enemies into pulp without breaking a sweat using a basic attack.
  • Boss Game: Almost. There are random encounters with mooks at certain points, but the emphasis is on the bosses.
  • The Cameo: Theodore Quiet, Visitor, A.
  • Character Portrait: Everyone.
  • Endgame+: Beating the game multiple times unlocks several Bonus Bosses.
  • Excuse Plot: It's eight different Fear Mythos protagonists beating the crap out of twenty-two (plus) Eldritch Abominations. No one cares why.
  • Flunky Boss: EAT, the Manufactured Newborn, and the Wooden Girl are both accompanied by their minions.
  • Graphics-Induced Super-Deformed: Everyone, due to the game being made in RPG Maker. Even the bosses.
  • The Grim Reaper: The Plague Doctor has this motif, even if he is wearing a plague doctor mask rather than having a skull for a face.
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  • Infinity -1 Sword: Jeanette's Shotgun, a special weapon added in the 1.14 Beta update.
  • Infinity +1 Sword: Each character has an ultimate weapon that can be unlocked.
  • Jack-of-All-Stats: Hunter. Decent speed, decent strength, decent defense, decent skills... but nothing that really stands out.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Jordan, to the point of being able to one-shot most mooks before they get a single attack.

  • Mad Doctor: The Oathbreakers and Doctor Beakman.
  • Massive Multiplayer Crossover: Essentially one for the Mythos as a whole. The game features protagonists (and enemies) from OH GOD THE RAPTURE IS BURNING, Hidden In The Trees, The World Through These Eyeholes, and many others.
  • Puzzle Boss: Of a sort. Certain bosses are more difficult if you haven't "solved" the nearby "puzzle" - for example, turning on the lights before facing the Nightlanders.
    • Other bosses play it straight though. The Eye has an ability that instantly kills the entire party, but it's a counter-attack, so to beat the boss you merely have to not attack it. Also, the Archangel and the Empty City will shift to different forms throughout the fight with different strengths and weaknesses.
    • The Brute in New Game + is immune to everything you throw at it. Except for Tav's wind abilities. As the Brute is made of smoke, this makes sense
  • Recurring Traveller: Jack of All.
  • The Reveal: The entire game is just a nightmare caused by The Grotesque, from which you can never escape...
  • Scarf of Asskicking: Jordan.
  • Schmuck Bait: The trail of flowers leading to the Smiling Man. To anyone who knows his MO, this couldn't be more obvious - but, given the premise of the game, that doesn't stop them from "falling for it".
  • Sheathe Your Sword: This is the only way to beat the Eye
  • Shielded Core Boss: The Manufactured Newborn. If you damage it, the Cable will recharge it. If you damage the Cable, the two Towerborn will repair it.
  • Shock and Awe: The Faceless Bastard's lightning skills.
  • Small, Secluded World: The Empty City.
  • Squishy Wizard: Omega can dish out the hurt with his skills, but he can't take it.
  • Suddenly Blonde: Among others, Omega's face is visible under his hood. Again, this is due to the constraints of RPG Maker.
  • Time-Limit Boss: The final boss of the initial playthrough, the Quiet, never attacks you, but every turn it counts down from 10. When it reaches 0, it's Game Over. In New Game +, Aqualung also pulls this. Except this time he's counting down from 6, is more than capable of attacking you, and he starts every battle with ability that prevents you from using spells
  • Turns Red: Not a straight example, but the Intrusion becomes more and more powerful as the fight so goes on. The only way to beat it is to take it out as quickly as possible.
  • Villainous Breakdown: The Cold Boy starts the fight as a near-invincible murder machine. Then the sun comes out...
  • White Mage: Tav.
  • Wolf Pack Boss: The Nightlanders. Individually, they aren't really that tough. But when there are four attacking you at once the battle becomes much more difficult.
    • As of the 1.27 Beta update, EAT is now a variation.
  • World Limited to the Plot: The Empty City again, natch. Justified Trope, in the end, as the entire City is really just a dream created by The Grotesque.