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A flash adventure game released on Newgrounds, Perdition follows the story of Eve; an android who gains sentience in an apocalyptic world where androids are mindless slaves ruled by a cruel A.I overlord.

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Perdition provides examples of the following tropes:

  • A.I. Is a Crapshoot: Should you climb the tower to confront Gomadi, he will tell you the story of how the androids went insane due to a glitch in their circuitry, nearly wiping out the world.
  • Anti-Villain : Tanas. Even after being betrayed and killed, his dying words are to simply ask Eve to kill Gomadi as well.
  • Assimilation Plot : Tanas' goal is to fuse the free androids, including Eve, to himself to eventually take on Gomadi.
  • As Long as There is Evil: In the Golden Ending, Gomadi vows that "the next time war rises from the ashes, [he] will return."
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  • Awesome, but Impractical : The laser cannon deals fully twice as much damage as the sword, but you can only fire one shot at a time, you have to stand still, and there's a significant delay between pulling the trigger and the weapon actually firing.
  • Ax-Crazy: Eve, in one of the Downer Endings.
  • BFG : You eventually acquire a hefty laser cannon, courtesy of Tanas.
  • Big Bad : Gomadi is the de-facto villain of the two A.Is.
  • Big Creepy-Crawlies : The second type of executioner you encounter is a thin, spidery creature that patrols back and forth, attacking you if you get in its way.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing : Tanas. He acts like he's being self-sacrificing in raising you and others like you to sapience, and plays the part of your creepy-but-well-meaning friend while Gomadi bosses you around, or at least tries to. He even claims to be the kinder, gentler parts of Gomadi that he severed from himself. If you aren't careful, though, he'll dominate you the same as Gomadi, and use you as a battery to become stronger.
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  • Bittersweet Ending: If you make it through the game without killing any of the neutral androids—who are the only source of extra hit points—results in Gomadi being ousted from his position of power...but much of the world remains blasted and ruined, with the androids once under Gomadi's thrall now completely aimless while the self-aware ones continue to hide out of fear. The last scene, however, has Eve approaching a group of androids amid a tranquil forest, expressing her goals of teaching them how to live with free will.
  • Crucified Hero Shot : Eve, in the 'Seduced... but Betrayed' ending.
  • Blade Below the Shoulder : Tanas gives one to Eve on her second visit to the underground.
  • Crapsack World: Most of the surrounding landscape is a wasteland of rusted scrap metal, with the only inhabitants being mindless androids who are mercilessly slaughtered by Gomadi's Executioners. And free will is frowned upon by Gomadi.
  • Cutscene Boss : If you reach the top of Gomadi's tower he will either use a laser beam to flick you off or surrender, depending on your earlier actions.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Tanas certainly seems sinister—his words are flickery and crimson, distorting the screen when they appear, and he only speaks to you when you're in the darker areas of the game. But at the same time, he seems to be responsible for your rise to sapience, arms you and makes you able to fight back against your enemies, and while he endorses harvesting the mindless drones for their power, he generally comes across as a kinder, more reasonable power while Gomadi bluntly orders you to commit suicide repeatedly to gain his favor. Ultimately subverted. He's just as bad—he's just luring flies with honey rather than vinegar. In the Seduced...but Betrayed ending he dominates your mind and forces you to join his Human Resources.
  • Death Is a Slap on the Wrist : You have unlimited lives and checkpoints are everywhere. Even though you lose your halo/gun when you respawn, there's often a replacement within reach.
  • Downer Ending: All but one of the Multiple Endings qualify as this.
    • One, if you aren't wearing a Halo when you make your way to Tanas, features you being hooked up to his circuitry as part of his Matrix-style battery network. The game describes this as a double-edged sword: the androids connected to Tanas have free will, but must exist as part of the fallen A.I.
    • If you kill one or more androids and ascend to Gomadi, he'll smite you and knock you from his tower, driving you insane and forcing you to kill every android with free will that you come across.
    • Should you choose to be obedient to Gomadi, he'll strip your free will away, leaving you just as blind as the other androids.
  • Dressing as the Enemy : Wearing Gomadi's Halo will make enemies non-hostile.
  • Evil Cannot Comprehend Good :
    • In the Golden Ending, Gomadi will express shock and disbelief that you refused to kill anyone during your quest, not even to defend yourself against his executioners.
    • Similarly, Tanas will be surprised if you spare him even when you had his life in your hands.
    Tanas: Is this pacifism ... or cruelty?
  • The Evils of Free Will: Gomadi has this philosophy, claiming that any androids who maintain autonomy are abominations. In the endgame, it's revealed that he believes this due to androids going insane in the past.
  • God Is Evil : Gomadi. His executioners all wear glowing red halos above their heads, his lair is far above the rusted landscape, and he tortures and mutilates his slaves for amusement.
  • Happiness in Slavery : The 'Complete Submission' ending.
  • Hearing Voices : Gomadi and Tanas will both speak to Eve throughout the game.
  • Heroic Willpower : Eve can demonstrate this while dealing with Tanas. If she is carrying neither the halo nor the gun, she can still fall under his spell, but if the player puts in enough commands to move and/or attack, she shakes it off on her own and can proceed to kill him if she has the knife, or spare him as she sees fit.
  • Hoist by Their Own Petard: Averted. Confronting Tanas while carrying the gun renders you not only subject to his mind control, but unable to fight it off. Gomadi's halo can't be used against him, but donning it before you ascend to confront him locks you into the Complete Submission ending. The knife is the only weapon that's 100% safe to use and carry at all times, but then again—if you believe Tanas—it was always Eve's to begin with.
  • Holy Halo : Gomadi's executioners all have spiked, glowing red halos, and you can acquire one for yourself by obeying his commands.
  • Louis Cypher: Gomadi and Tanas both. Rearrange the letters in their names, and you get 'IAmGod' and 'Satan', respectively.
  • Meaningful Name: The main player character is called Eve, while Gomadi and Tanas are... well...
  • Mercy Kill : One justification for killing the brain-dead slave androids.
  • Multiple Endings : Based on your actions and what side you take in the conflict:
    • You can side with Tanas, in which case you're mentally dominated and merged into his mental network.
    • You can alternately side with Gomadi, which means After you leave the area after killing Tanas, you surrender your free will and become one of the mindless drones.
    • There is, of course, the third option, where you Challenge Gomadi after taking down Tanas. This has multiple outcomes. If you've killed non-aggressive androids—the drones or sapient models like yourself—then Gomadi strikes you down from the heavens, and when you rise you immediately begin killing others again.
    • If you've been good, though... Gomadi breaks down at the impossibility. He swears to return when war arises again, but in the meantime crumbles out of the sky. The world is still in ruins—the awakened androids remain in hiding, while the non-awakened ones sit around listlessly—but Eve resolves to teach her lesser bretheren to think for themselves.
  • One-Hit-Point Wonder : Eve, but she can gain two extra hitpoints if she kills androids and collects their essence.
  • Pacifist Run : There's an achievement for this, and it also gets you the Golden Ending.
  • Power at a Price : Lampshaded in one ending: if Eve submits to Tanas's will, she reflects that those like her also realize that their free will does not come for free.
  • Rage Against the Heavens: Depending on your path, Eve can ascend the tower to confront Gomadi himself.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: If you earn the "Monster" ending, Gomadi's exposition on how the world came to be ruined becomes this. He'll sneer at you for killing your own kind before smiting you and turning you into a murderous shell of yourself.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning : Zig-zagged, since everyone has red eyes.
    • If Eve falls under Tanas' or Gomadi's mind control, the screen will flicker with the distorted image of a humanoid head with glaring red eyes.
  • Sheathe Your Sword: It's up to you to decide whether you want to kill helpless slave androids or not. In addition, when you confront Tanas, you can stand in front of him for several moments instead of walking into the red light of his hand. Wait long enough, and it'll count as sparing his life.
  • Shoot the Dog : The only way to regain health is to kill the harmless slave androids and collect their essence.
  • Sympathy for the Devil: You have the option to spare Tanas, possibly given his sympathetic backstory.
  • Turned Against Their Masters: The androids, in the backstory, rebelled against their creators.
  • These Hands Have Killed: if you obey Tanas when he orders you to kill a slave android, there's a brief cutscene where Eve undergoes a Heroic BSoD for a few moments.
  • This Cannot Be!: Two of 'em. Tanas will express alarm if you're wearing the Halo when you approach him, and Gomadi will be similarly shocked if you haven't killed anyone by the time that you confront him.
  • Video Game Cruelty Potential: Tanas will encourage you to kill the helpless slave androids in order to heal yourself with their essence. And shortly after you gain weapons, Gomadi will demand that you kill the other free androids...
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Tanas. He wants to destroy Gomadi, which would make existence easier for the androids, and they'd possibly have their free will returned. The catcher? He plans on assimilating the androids with free will and absorbing their energy so that he may become strong enough to fulfill his goal.
  • You Gotta Have Purple Hair : Eve and the other free androids.
  • Zero-Effort Boss:
    • Tanas is this. Just walk up to him and you will either kill him or be absorbed into his battery network.
    • There's a middle ground here. If you aren't carrying the halo or the gun, you can shake yourself free by using input commands like when you fell into the wiring earlier.
    • If you're free of his control, you can even just stand in front of him without doing anything. He'll surrender to you.


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