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Medieval Cop is an RPG Maker MV Flash game series developed by VasantJ with all of the games freely available through Kongregate. Currently it spans 9 episodes with several side series one called Medieval Shorts that focuses on idealistic new cop Amber with 5 episodes, a second titled Medieval Chronicles that is a throwback to the first couple of games with 9 episodes, and a third featuring Ada called Wolf's Bane with 2. There's also a spin-off game that doesn't involve the main story called How the Grump Stole Christmas.

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The story stars incredibly depressed cop Dregg Morriss, who deals with a wide variety of cases in a medieval fantasy land, all while saving the world and planning the incredibly fiery destruction of the Post Office. In his way stands a psychotic serial killer, whole nations planning war, and a manic cult planning the end of the world. Medieval Shorts stars Amber Heart, a rookie cop with big dreams of saving the day and being a hero to the people, although the reality of the job threatens to dampen her spirits forever.

The games play similarly to the Ace Attorney series of games as you have to explore the area and collect clues before exposing the truth in a grand climax. As the series has progressed the games have become more expansive to include even more standard RPG elements such as puzzles and combat.

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The series can be found on the maker's Kongregate HERE.

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The Games:

    Games in the Medieval Cop main series 

    Games in the Medieval Angel (Shorts) side series 

    Games in the Medieval Chronicles side series 
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    Games in the Wolf's Bane side series 

    Other games related to this series 


The Tropes

    For the whole meta series 
  • Aerith and Bob: Sarah, Amber, Felicia, Ethan, Emily and Adam live alongside Dregg, Frake and Draziel.
  • Alliterative Family:
    • The Angel Sisters: Aurum, Azure, Apple, Ao, and Arc. Given revelations about Arc (Angelheart) being the incarnation of Arc the Angel of Life, Amber (Angel of Hope), and Ada (Angel of Ambition), every woman with a name starting with "A" should be suspect by this point.
    • There are also the twins Ethan and Emily.
  • Big Eater: Amber is implied to be one since her first aperance... until Chronicles 8 where she proves the trope true by devouring a layered cake as big as herself under a minute.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer:
    • Dregg, while he is depressed all the time and incredibly snarky, is remarkable at his job and has solved near impossible cases without breaking a sweat.
    • Emily & Ethan (first appears in 3), twins who have a rather strange mindset where they think that Dregg is hitting on both of them after a conversation, but for their job, they're quite ruthless and effective enough to seriously harm Eva.
    • Ada can fall asleep in a second, anywhere, but is a competent and friendly cop from Scion.
  • Crapsaccharine World: The world of Griva is incredibly vibrant and full of wonder, but the nations, prior to the fourth game's conclusion are constantly at war and a cult is planning to end the world.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Nearly everyone has a few digs to run around. Dregg delivers just as well as he receives, though.
  • Fractured Fairy Tale: Pretty much all the cases in the archive in Chronicles 7, and also the case Ada solves in Wolves Bane 2.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes:
    • Dregg is mostly disliked by everyone in the Rightia Kingdom especially his niece and nephew, Ina and Mina and his brother-in-law, Vilrole but some people kept him around because he's brilliant at detective works when it comes to being a cop and also because some people do genuinely like him for who he is.
    • Ada to the Scion police, she is good at her job but has quirks that don't fit in the more orderly world of Scion.
  • Gratuitous Foreign Language: Some Dimensional Debate techniques also have Hindi names. Like Dregg's "Mrityunjay" (or "Conqueror of Death") and Amber's "Swargiya Pari" (or "Angel of Heaven").
  • I See Dead People: Dregg apparently since his childhood, or to be precise Song and Silence Part 2. He also sees Death itself according a Chronicles episode.
  • Jerkass: Dregg is such a depressing and pessimistic ass who keeps insulting anyone, getting on their nerves and bringing down their spirits just because he wants to but some people tolerate him because he's brilliant at solving cases for everyone than himself.
  • Knight In Sour Armor: Dregg is truly a depressed, nihilistic, rude asshole with a scathingly low opinion of humanity, the world in general, and the post office in particular. And he's a hero with a general We Help the Helpless attitude despite all of this.
  • Low Fantasy: The series fit under this initially despite the Animesque art. Smaller scale? Check. At first. Greyer morality? Check. Low magic? Check. Mostly mind manipulation that's half Maybe Magic, Maybe Mundane. Human focused? Check. etc.. The whole thing starts to break down when a god (Draziel) chooses to break the Alien Non-Interference Clause (it's rude to not notify the others), which also forces everybody else in the Celestial Bureaucracy to make their moves.
  • Our Angels Are Different: They look how you might expect them from modern depictions, but the main five angel sisters are personifications of abstract principles (Life (Arc), Hope and so forth). There is also the fallen angel Lucifer around, how he relates to them is unknown.
  • Punny Name: The start of Medieval Cop 6 has a Dr. Kare Les. Episode 1 featured a guy called E. Vil. Unsurprisingly he was a lawyer. Wolf's Bane 2 has a museum dedicated to Gepet O. who mostly makes really lifelike dolls.
  • Rouge Angles of Satin: All over the place. We strongly suspect that VasantJ is not a native English speaker. Also expect the players proofreading a game in the comments for the first couple of weeks after a release on Kongregate despite the dude paying for proofreaders/test-players according to the credits.
  • Serial Escalation: Pretty much all the series in this, yes, even Chronicles that was designed to be a throwback before that happened.
  • Windmill Crusader: Mel Vin, Defender of Humanity and Eater of Evil Chickens! Medieval Angel even revealed that there is a maffia made of sentient chickens, and they want in on the main game's action. By Deathwish, they have actually started their world conquest.
  • The Wonka: King Frake is the kinda guy who would hold a trial for a dragon, or design an escape route to include a statue flipping off the escapee... he's still not there because he isn't good at being a king.

    Medieval Cop 
  • Adam and/or Eve: Adam and Eva is the title of episode 7. Adam and Eva are two super soldiers from Scion.
  • Affably Evil: Lucifer is very polite and nice despite being the literal devil who tortures mortal souls for fun.
  • A God Am I: Draziel
  • The Anti-Nihilist: Dregg comes off as a straight up Straw Nihilist, but if he is why is he on the police force trying to make the world a better place or at least stopping it from becoming worse? Well, because he understands that the only justice in the world is what we make. So we should god damn make it! To be fair the dead pestering him for closure is also a factor.
  • Angrish: Dregg's reaction in Medieval Cop 6 when he discovers the "resort" Dr. Sigh sent him to is an insane asylum.
  • As You Know: Dregg's initial meeting with Eva in Medieval Cop 7.
    Dregg: Eva, the soldier from Balboa who killed the lawyer E. Vil and tried kidnapping the Princess.
    Eva: Aww, you remembered me... I am flattered...
  • Bad Boss: Draziel murders his subordinate for speaking out of turn.
    • Eva asks a guard whether he has a family, then murders him, just to blackmail Princess Sarah.
  • Berserk Button: Post office for Dregg. If there's one thing that drives him up the wall, it's the post office. Though it's really subverted in Medieval Cop 6, it turns out that Dregg just wanted to hate something. He still hates the post office enough to shove the soul of a post office worker into the flames of hell... long story. So we could say this crossed over to Irrational Hatred territory. Medieval Cop 9 revealed he hates the post office because his mom is the boss of one of the post offices so he just wanted an excuse to stay away from her because he has people who care about him.
    • Do not call Ina an angel unless you want to die.
    • Don't say women are useless within earshot of Blueberry.
    • From Medieval Angel: Don't you dare to call Aurum's golden hair blonde.
  • Big "WHAT?!": A quite common reaction. For example, when Dregg has already solved the case or when King Frake decides to hold a trial for a Dragon.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: In Medieval Cop 4, after Dregg gets beat up due to a lot of misunderstandings, there's a Game Over Screen, though Dregg says, "I am not dead yet, you asshole....!!!".
    • At the end of Medieval Cop 7, Draziel gloats to the player about killing Dregg.
  • Break Them by Talking: Most debates or late stage investigations are this in the game, but Dimensional Debates are also stated to be this just exaggerated to the point of Psychic Powers (or magic).
  • Call-Back: In the second game, Dregg gets knocked out, and hallucinates a big tomato. As he thinks he's dying, he dubs it "the Tomato God". A few games later, the chef of the police station goes mad, and starts sacrificing potatoes to the tomato god.
  • Casanova Wannabe: Grim Morris, Dregg's father, hits on every woman in sight... pretty much all wish he would just disappear forever. Given he managed to score with 4 women in the span Dregg could be conceived his approach seems to pay off somewhat at least thanks to the Law of Large Numbers.
  • Cast Full of Crazy: Believe it or not Dregg is considered a normal cop in this world and this alone should tell you enough.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Apparently, as a kid, Dregg tried to burn his math teacher alive ritualistic-style for, well, being a math teacher. And he would have succeeded were it not for a rainstorm. Well, he claimed math is an invention of the devil and must be stopped. Given the first part of episode 8 pretty much establishes that to be true he was an oddly prescient kid.
  • A Dog Ate My Homework: Phil's favorite excuse for missing notes or evidence. Phil is literally a talking dog... from HELL.
  • Enfant Terrible: Ina & Mina (Dregg's niece & nephew respectively) are Satan worshipers for starters.
  • Everybody Calls Him "Barkeep": The (Drunken) Captain, and Chef.
    • Captain is actually a subversion of this trope. A flashback in Medieval Cop 8 reveals that it had been his nickname long before he joined the police force. He grew up as boy without a name in the orphanage, a while he was leading other orphans, caretakers there gave him the name "Captain".
  • Evil-Detecting Dog: Phil, Dregg's lawyer when he had to prove he's worthy to come Back from the Dead, claims this about all dogs to extort petting.
  • Evil Lawyer Joke: When Gru mentions E. Vil's death during the first game, Dregg asks if his job is to give the killer a medal.
  • Fluffy the Terrible: Dregg's dragon is named Mr Snuggles.
  • The Fourth Wall Will Not Protect You: Draziel's medium awareness is so effective, he can alter the player's dialogue choices with his Dimensional Debate. He wants the players to think he's god.
  • Gas Leak Cover-Up: There is a leak of a dangerous new medicine in the asylum. Really. Totally not a fallen angel mind controlling people.
  • Giant Foot of Stomping: The illusionary rock golem that appears when Dregg uses his Ragnarock technique.
  • Horsemen of the Apocalypse: Oddly they are the negative principles contrasting the Angels not demons. And more oddly the text seems to imply that they're either neutral forces and/or necessary evils. It also implies that Dregg is the avatar of one of them, most likely candidate being Death.
  • Idol Singer: Princess Sarah. Her songs even become part of the clues for a case.
  • Intelligible Unintelligible: Chef. He speaks in full gibberish as far the players know, the other characters still tend understand him without problem.
  • Interface Screw: When Dimensional Debating exceptionally powerful opponents the text will show up messed up at places (missing letters and whatnot). Also, the title screen in the first part of Medieval Cop 8 changes into a ruined version which says "Medieval God".
  • Literal Metaphor: One of the first things Arc ie. the Angel of Life does, when meeting Dregg is giving him lemons. Yes. The literal fruit. Her next action is trying to explain how to make lemonade. It seems to be (one of) her life mission(s) to make every saying about "Life" happen the most literal way possible. This gets a comeback later:
    When did you become such a philosopher?
    Dregg: Since Life decided to give me lemons.
  • Limited Wardrobe: Lampshaded by Dregg if you click on the right-hand dresser in Medieval Cop 3.
    Dregg: I don't know why I even bother buying clothes. I just wear these everyday.
  • Married to the Job: Emily and Ethan have said this to Dregg when they thought he was hitting on them.
  • "Metaphor" Is My Middle Name: When Tira investigates Dregg's imaginary murder in her mindscape in Medieval Cop 8, she comments that Amber might've done it because he gave her menial jobs and paid little attention to her otherwise.
    Dregg: That would be a pathetic reason to die. Oh wait, pathetic is supposed to be my middle name.
  • Mind Control: Strong enough Dimensional techniques may be used this way.
  • Mistaken for Gay: Ethan thought Dregg was hitting on him in Medieval Cop 3, and Princess Aria thinks he is this in Medieval Cop 4 and 5. Well, in the case of Aria it's more "mistaken for pervert" thanks to this trope by Ethan, and a whole lot of "That Came Out Wrong" by Dregg involving Emily and Ada.
  • Mystical Pregnancy: Medieval Cop 5 reveals that the Enio Kingdom believes this happened to the queen of Enio, as Princess Aria was conceived 10 months after the King died.
  • No-Sell: When Dregg wants to use his Dimensional Buster on Draziel, the latter simply says "I'm afraid I cannot allow that", which effectively stops the power.
  • Noodle Incident: At the start of Medieval Cop 5, one of the guards is telling the other about his wife's altercation with a monkey.
  • One Steve Limit: downplayed with two police officers being called by almost the same name - one of them being a particularly unpleasant "officer Grimms" and the other, "officer Grim" being Dregg's father. However, "Grim" is just a shortened version of "Grimoire".
  • Physical God: Draziel is really a god, trying to take over the world.
  • Reality Ensues: In the How the Grump Stole Christmas special, which subverts the original message of the source material into a tiered one that starts as "Don't Steal", continues with but "but by off chance you do, don't give yourself up", and ends in "and don't expect your victims to forgive you".
  • Rescue Romance: Princess Sarah has a crush on Dregg ever since he rescued her in Medieval Cop 3. Unfortunately he is Oblivious to Love.
  • Russian Reversal: While Amber is being chased by chickens in Medieval Cop 8, the chicken leader, who's accompanied by a bear, complains that the heretic is getting away.
    Soviet Bear: In old country, heretics chase you...
  • Shout-Out: While in Hell Dregg manages to fall into something looking suspiciously like Undertale. Then because Dregg is Dregg he murders the "Flowey" of the scene mid exposition and intimidates the rest of the off screen cast into letting him go.
  • Tap on the Head: Happens in almost every episode. To Dregg numerous times, Felicia in 3 and 4, and Amber in nearly all Medieval Shorts episodes.
  • Tempting Fate: The museum guards in Medieval Cop 5, one of whom says nobody is going to scale the wall and get through the windows shortly before Magnifico and his apprentices do.
  • The Guards Must Be Crazy: The asylum guards in Medieval Cop 6 are pretty easily distracted by Mel's ventriloquism.
  • The Hero Dies: Deathwish starts with Dregg dead and in Hell, being killed by Draziel the previous game.
  • There Are No Therapists: Subverted. Rightia's Police has a shrink, currently a guy named Dr. Sigh, but they apparently burn through them at an alarming rate either by driving them crazy, or assassinating them. Sigh is on Dregg's hit list since episode 6, and the work already drove him crazy by the time we hit Medieval Angel 5.
  • This Is for Emphasis, Bitch!: Prince Bernard is quite upset at losing to Felicia in Medieval Cop 4.
    Prince Bernard: How can this be happening?
    Felicia: Gender equality, bitch...
  • Timmy in a Well: Dregg's interaction with the dog near the well in Medieval Cop 3.
    Dregg: What's that, Lassie? Timmy fell down the well? Good...
  • Took a Level in Badass: When Mr Snuggles first appears in 2, he's a professor's tame pet. After some training in the Yale household, he's able to fly and harm people.
  • We Named the Monkey "Jack": If you pick "Insult him" while trying to snap Polly out of depression in Medieval Cop 3, Dregg remarks that Polly's parents hated him so much they named him after the family parrot.
  • "World of Cardboard" Speech: Dregg delivers one of these to Mathio at the end of Medieval Cop 6. He then promptly switches his usual Dimensional technique for one far more powerful.
  • Worthy Opponent: In Medieval Cop 9, Polly considers Dregg one after the school trial.

    Medieval Shorts 
  • Anachronistic Clue: What else would you call modern literature in a medieval setting? Aurum even points out that it shouldn't exist in this timeline.
  • Big Brother Bully: Aurum is the youngest Angel sister so the implication of Amber being an even younger Angel than her makes her positively giddy to finally have someone to bully too and not always being the victim of this trope.
  • Born Lucky: The only explanation how Amber is still alive.
  • Call-Forward: Medieval Shorts 2 explains how Dregg got the tickets to the Invidia Games in Medieval Cop 4.
  • Fantastic Racism: Teddy unwittingly has been given this treatment from the other chickens, as the only furniture in his room is his bed, and his salary is lower than the chickens'.
  • Fission Mailed:
    • The first shorts has a Game Over screen where Amber has a breakdown over seeing an innocent being arrested without her doing anything, then it's interrupted when Dregg tells everyone to shut up.
    • In the first part of the 5th episode after the Spirit Realm burns Amber's newfound wings you get a game over with options to go back to the startup screen or not. If you refuse this leads into a fairly lengthy exchange between the Spirit Realm and the player in which if you repeatedly refuse to give up Amber transforms into the Archangel of Hope and we get the real ending of the instalment.
  • Forgotten First Meeting: For Amber and Eva.
  • Good Is Not Nice: Amber's Dimensional Debate channels the angel sister Aurum, who turns out to be a self-righteous, manipulative, condescending brat prone to Super Dickery.
  • Hidden Depths: The Drunken Captain apparently has a degree in linguistics. The translation for Pariman Vaadvivad, Swargiya Pari comes from him.
  • Just Ignore It: Amber's reaction to hearing Aurum's voice in her head.
  • A Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Read: Well, something in that effect. Dr. Sigh asks Amber to prove her "I understand animals!" claim by telling him what his pet bird says... cue Disney Acid Sequence featuring rapping bird!
  • Never Mess with Granny: You absolutely positively don't want to mess with Grandma Heart. She was apparently a gang leader known as "Queen" in her youth and still can kick serious ass.
  • No-Sell: Draziel's Mind Control simply doesn't work on Amber. He notices this but concludes it must be his imagination when she ask if she could worship him. (Really, she's just extremely desperate for someone to be nice to her.)
  • Only the Chosen May Wield: Legend states that the book Phoenix Reborn, or to use its actual title Pariman Vaadvivad, Swargiya Pari (apparent translation Dimensional Debate, Angel of Heaven), will choose its true owner itself. It ends up with Amber Heart, who dutifully reads it while not understanding a word of the language it's written in... it still teaches her the technique somehow.
  • Power Gives You Wings: Amber grows her wings when she falls into the Spirit Realm in Medieval Angel 5. Arc is so powerful that she gets six wings in total.
  • Random Species Offspring: Constantly Lampshaded after it is revealed that Shogun, a chicken, is the father of Mel Vin, a human.
  • Sanity Slippage: Amber naturally suffers this more and more during her tome with the Rightia Police Department. In Chapter 3, she ends up being put on leave - something that nearly every officer has gone through at some point.
  • Set Right What Once Went Wrong: One of the powers of Amber's Dimensional Debate.
  • Speaks Fluent Animal: One of the side-effects of Amber gaining Dimensional Debate skills.
  • Suspiciously Specific Denial: Amber's first encounter with Ina and Mina in Medieval Shorts 2.
    Ina: Am I being detained? I assure you, that candy store was robbed after I left the store.
  • Weirdness Magnet: Aurum's expert opinion on Amber. To be fair it's also her opinion on the police force, the kingdom, and possibly the whole world, but she feels especially justified when it comes to Amber after she summons Mel Vin.
  • Wham Episode: Medieval Angel 5 reveals that Arc is Amber's mother.

    Medieval Chronicles 
  • And There Was Much Rejoicing: Dregg's family threw a party complete with balloons and streamers after receiving word that Dregg had (supposedly) died. Turns out they knew all along that he was still alive and were just pretending to celebrate to screw with him.
  • Continuity Nod: A lot. Despite this sub-series not actually directly connecting to the main plot. Examples:
    • Amber has an angel in her head.
    • Dregg notes to himself to "Never Mess with Granny Heart".
    • Expanding this Medieval Chronicles 8 evolved into a full on prequel which would imply most other are interquels on a somewhat fuzzy timeline. 6 already dropped spoilers to main series entries not out yet, making it a sequel.
  • Deliberate Values Dissonance: often played with to reinforce the late-medieval setting of the game
    • often played straight with punishment for crimes — the death sentence is not only for murder, but also for involuntary manslaughter due to neglience.
    • Prominent example of Played for Laughs in Episode 7: Polly tries to get to the woman bathroom by claiming that he "identifies as woman". The guard rebukes him, leaning out by Leaning on the Fourth Wall and pointing out that they are in medieval setting and therefore these modern trends do not apply.
  • Disguised in Drag: Dregg spends nearly the whole of Episode 5 dressed as a woman, after he "lost some bets". His disguise works so well that Captain Regina's team genuinely believe he's a woman.
  • Drunk on Milk: Amber gets drunk off of apple juice in Episode 6, complete with hangover afterwards. Subverted when it's discovered that the bartender had made it with fermented apples that should have been thrown out.
  • Genre Throwback: This is a series of one-shot adventures in the detective story style of the first instalments without the Serial Escalation of the two main series.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: Episode 7 shows a Double Subversion this trope. Dregg finds a wig and dons it to pass the guarded entrance to woman toilet. While this disguise is extremely crude, the guard is long-sighted, and therefore is not able to see Dregg's face, only the long-haired silhouette. This subversion of the trope is then double subverted when the guard comments that he can distinguish a woman from a long-haired man by voice, something that he has clearly failed in. And the game does it again when later Amber, who always had short hair, comments that said guard never let her use the women's bathroom... so women failed this guard's "woman test" apparently routinely.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: Dregg looks, acts, and even sees things remarkably like his mother, especially considering they never interacted until well into his adulthood. Yes, this means she is also a very competent but also rude borderline nihilistic jerk, who's rare smiles make everybody scramble for cover.
  • Sweet Polly Oliver: Amber spends all of Episode 5 dressed up as a man, complete with a fake moustache.
  • The Unsmile: Dregg's. It wins him the Halloween costume contest every year.
  • Wham Line: The final lines of Episode 6 contain a doozy, especially considering certain events in the main series...
    Death: Do they not know...? [...] That [Dregg] cannot die?
  • Whole Plot Reference: Episode 2 Super Unnatural is a Scooby-Doo episode with the main characters making up the Scooby gang (the mystery is also half clueless (you can solve the drug smuggling part just fine, but the murderer was someone you never met) and the villain complains about "You Meddling Kids" and their little dog too). When it isn't it's a Supernatural spoof.

    Wolf's Bane 
  • Bothering by the Book: If you don't have money to exploit the system, you might exploit the rules that prop up a system. Ie. If you can't get a coma feigning suspect to attend his trial get someone who over-ranks his doctor and make that person set him on fire. Oh, and you can't get water fast enough? Kick the asshole for fire safety!
  • The Insomniac: Small Ada was one, because her mom haunted her. By the way she's the daughter of Evelyn, the first true killer (also Serial Killer) small Dregg ever faced.
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Money!: The unofficial motto of all the Scion kingdom. Ada had to pay entry fee to a crime scene she had to investigate.

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