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  • Alternative Character Interpretation: Does Norton's unpleasant behavior towards Brandon stem from pure hatred after the incident in Betray Me Not, or has he actually forgiven Brandon and his attitude is intended to bring out Brandon's wrath and true power? Word of God confirmed that it's the latter. In the unpublished epilogue, it's revealed that Norton is the one who supports William's research about necrolyzer's emotional state, only to be stopped by Biscoe.
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  • Base-Breaking Character: Mika is more well-liked than her canon counterpart because she is more fiercely protective of Brandon and really loud about it. And she does something instead of just crying and screaming unlike in the canon. At the same time, her loudness can be off-putting as well.
  • Crazy Awesome: Brandon's tactics in combat are extremely ridiculous at times, but they work.
    • Nowhere to hide? Let's hide in the belly of a giant werewolf. Brandon knows that if his assailant tries to follow him, a big battle will ensue within the werewolf and potentially kill the beast.
    • Thrown away by a giant werewolf? Brandon just positions himself to land on one of the taller buildings just so that he can reach the werewolf's head and kill the beast.
    • Treant? Kill It with Fire. Then blow up a truck on its face to make sure that it's dead.
    • When Cerberus comes with no bullets, he simply launches the magazine. Bartel learns it the hard way.
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  • Ending Fatigue: The series could've ended on chapter 21, right after Zach's defeat and the revelation that his son has passed as well, but due to the inclusion of the Not Just a Tournament arc, it has to go on for four more chapters.
  • Ensemble Dark Horse: Albert, who is just a background character but actually a vital part of Brandon's life from his interactions with Brandon. He's also a smart and faithful Sidekick who likes to joke around, and his jokes are much loved by the readers.
  • Fridge Horror: When it's mentioned that Rafael traffics kids on a regular basis and makes ornaments out of the murdered parents, what did Brandon's parents end up as? What about the unborn sister? The fact that Marcus got taxidermied and added to Rafael's trophy collection just adds to the horror.
  • Moral Event Horizon: A few of them.
    • Norton suggesting that Whitney is used as a bait to lure the enemies and the offscreen persuasion to get her interested in being a bait. Whitney is a grandma.
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    • Bernard's Disproportionate Retribution towards his entire family: he necrolyzes his wife and two very young daughters. All because they reject him. At the same time, it's also to terrify poor William.
    • Bartel registering the young, necrolyzed Nancy on an undead tournament. While Wong's intention of holding this tournament is to lure Zach out as per his collaboration with Biscoe, he partly holds it for business because humans love watching the undead bleed.
  • Schedule Slip: The update schedule is biweekly with occasional slight speed-ups and slow-downs, but due to Real Life, the author put the work on hiatus for almost a year.
  • Rescued from the Scrappy Heap: Mika. See Base-Breaking Character.
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