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  • Acceptable Ethnic Targets: The villains are a bunch of insane cultist examples of their countries and evil Brits.
    • Averted by the writers of 7th edition who felt the former needed some serious tidying up to be brought to modern sensibilities.
  • Too Cool to Live: If Jackson Elias had survived, the plot would have been over much sooner.
  • Values Dissonance: As an homage to old pulps, the original 1984 origin sometimes verges on uncomfortable with its collection of Evil Foreigner antagonists and degenerate cultists (usually the same group). The women in the game were also treated as either victims or villains.
    • Hypatia making a Deal with the Devil to have a child due to her regret over her original abortion may be a case of Deliberate Values Dissonance. Certainly, it was viewed as a much more serious issue in the 1920s and remains so in some parts of America.
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  • Values Resonance: The 7th Edition acknowledged the original work's Pulp handling of foreign cultures and women as a problem and updated the setting a bit with more positive examples.

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