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Spun off from the original Traitor Tropes page, this is an attempt to list all the tropes present in Year Two of the Traitor Games.

Once again, thanks to TV Tropes for giving names to the tropes and inspiring pages like this.

  • Abnormal Ammo - Provident's bullets.
  • Action Girl - Anita Blake, Asuka, Terri Franklin, among others. Lampshaded by Terri Franklin in the confrontation where she, SuperEgo, and Provident fight Akira before arresting him.
  • Badass Normal - Bennett Steele.
  • Badass Pacifist - Love Child. She is quick to call certain antagonists on their insane or foolish behavior, but she refuses to compromise her pacifism regardless of how outrageous Deadpooligan or Dover might behave.
  • Big Lipped Alligator Moment - Contributing greatly to the Mood Whiplash of Traitor Game XX's endgame, Thorpool and Sif are run through by Vandal Savage. What happens next is very weird, as the space/time distortion in Limbo causes Thorpool to be confronted with Blind Al. And then forty or fifty Deadpools from other worlds appear, each of them bantering. What happens then is really, really, crazy. But afterward, the Deadpools all vanish, and Thorpool is back in the storyline with the seriously injured Sif.
    • The Groovy Gang's fight with Mecha-Ayn Rand certainly qualifies.
  • Big No - Captain America in the opening for XX.
  • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu - Chances are, if your player is omnipotent, there's always a way for you to die. Such as Anti-Monitor being struck by his own cannon then eaten by a Sun-Eater, or Belldandy babality-d.
  • Disproportionate Retribution - Evinlea's instance of this is what leads to the scenario of "Whom the Gods Would Destroy".
  • Dogged Nice Guy - Thorpool
  • Dropped a Bridget on Him - Akira. Poor Teen Team.
  • Ending Fatigue - Traitor Game XX particularly suffers from this, with a 'time travel villain' fight occurring after the showdown with the Big Bad and the end of the 'chaos' sequence. Most players were expecting the epilogues to begin at this point.
  • Lampshaded in Traitor Game XIX by Love Child and others while waiting for the already outed as a Traitor Bennet Steele to be punished so that the game can come to its conclusion.
  • Ending Memorial Service - Cologne honors those who were Killed Off For Real during Traitor Game XX with one during her epilogue. The Rogue Avengers' epilogue begins at the tail end of a memorial service for the Rogue Watcher.
  • Even Evil Has Standards - Plenty of examples.
  • Even Nerds Have Standards - Deadpooligan (the character, not the player), who is of course a Deadpool fanboy granted cosmic powers, praises comic books and calls those who read printed prose books nerds.
  • Everything's Better With Lesbians - Terri Franklin is a lesbian, but it's only relevant in her scenes with Love Child.
  • Expy - Al, agent of Viper, and Fred, engineer of FIRE are clearly Bob and Karl expies.
  • Foe Yay - Provident and Deadpooligan. FAP FAP FAP
  • Funny Aneurysm Moment - Many of the jokes about DoctorDoom before the truth was revealed are now this (or Hilarious in Hindsight depending on how you look at it).
  • Gender Bender - Terri Franklin is turned into a man at the start of the final third of the game, and stays that way until the climax.
  • Guns Akimbo - Death the Kid, and how!
  • Heroic Sacrifice - Elvira at the climax of Traitor Game XIII.
    • Redshirt Blackman, later in Traitor Game XIX, thus subverting a number of other death tropes this character was a walking reference to.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight - The scene in the second Traitor Game Award Show where Barry the alien starfish suggests to Deadpooligan that Rei/DoctorDoom might be a man could be this depending on how you look at it.
  • Hoist By His Own Petard - Happens to the Anti-Monitor twice, as his own cannon is turned against him. First as a Traitor kill, and then as a response from Donna to cut short a possible Post Climax Confrontation.
  • Killed Off For Real - The Rogue Watcher and Evinlea, both in Traitor Game XX.
  • Knight Templar - Provident.
  • Jumping Off The Slippery Slope - Provident killing SuperEgo for no reason other than to have the last word in their feud. (It doesn't work, as SuperEgo revives during the end credits of Traitor Game XIX and vows to bring Provident to justice). It's the moment where Terri and Dr. Snorkelpuss (both of whom were previously willing to give Provident the benefit of a doubt and engage in friendly conversation with him) turn against him and want nothing more to do with him.
  • Loads and Loads of Characters - The overflood of NPCs in Legion, the Time Warp in Limbo Legion.
  • Magnificent Bastard - Vandal Savage (again), and Amazo
  • Memetic Mutation - 'Copy monkey!' and 'Consider it a bike no more!', both introduced in Traitor Game XIV, both qualify as there's been plenty of jokes with those lines since. And there's "I am Elektra! I do not care!"
  • Misaimed Fandom - Redshirt Blackman
  • Monster Clown - The Joker, Kefka, and various evil clowns summoned to face people during the climax of Traitor Game XIV.
  • Moral Event Horizon - The First Deadpooligan killing the Secretary was a vile irredeemable act for most of the players who were paying attention. This resulted in the first Deadpooligan being banished and then later replaced with another version that was more of the comedic antagonist and self-parody that Deadpooligan (the player) intended him to be.
  • * Some might see Provident's aforementioned Jumping Off the Slippery Slope moment as this, as well.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero - Efforts to stop The Suicide Jack lead to the return of a slightly-less mad Deadpooligan in 'Custom Made for Calamity'.
  • Nightmare Fuel Unleaded - After Bennett is transformed into a bizarre fusion of himself and a talking manatee, that picture gets POSTED EVERY PAGE. Before that, it was worse - the original manatee was suddenly dressed in a Slave Leia Outfit.
  • Odd Friendship - Thorpool & Ares
    • Hugh Manatee and everyone.
  • Our Vampires are Different - Traitor Game XIII featured Spike, Alucard, and Count Orlock -- all of whom follow different vampire rules.
  • Personal Space Invaders - The Traitors in Traitor Game XVI did their traitorous actions because they were possessed by Lawbringers.
  • Post Climax Confrontation - The battle with the time-traveling villains in Traitor Game XX, coming after the climactic showdown with Vandal Savage and the resolution of the time distortion.
  • * Subverted in Traitor Game XVI, when Donna abruptly stops the Anti-Monitor's attempts at a comeback.
  • Rage Against The Author - The Traitor Game XIX: Custom Made for Calamity! More or less characters hating on Deadpooligan for being an ass.
  • Redshirt - Parodied and subverted with Redshirt Blackman.
  • Rocks Fall, Everybody Dies - Obviously averted, even when a TG gets off the rails or a rare traitor win. Parodied in the first few paragraphs of Deadpooligan's epilogue in Traitor Game XIX.
  • Running Both Sides - The Beyonder turns out to be the one behind the whole Limbo Legion/Rogue Avengers conflict, because he is the future self of one of the participants and certain events have to happen in order for that version of him to exist in the first place.
  • Screw The Rules I Have Money - 'The Million Dollar Man' is voted out during Traitor Game XVIII, but he pays Mojo off so that his sidekick will be banished instead of him.
  • Species Surname - Hugh Manatee and Charlie Adder
  • Stable Time Loop - The Beyonder's reasons for Running Both Sides (stated above) involves his past self going back in time to help set up the events that caused him to exist in the first place.
  • Stuff Blowing Up - Hank plants explosives around the Time Trapper's place a number of times.
  • Taking The Bullet - Redshirt Blackman is mortally wounded intercepting a thrown cane with a sharp edge, jumping in between Bennett Steele and Deadpooligan.
  • The Scrappy - Dover in Traitor Game XIX.
  • The Smurfette Principle - Both the Limbo Legion and Allebmoog's 'Belasco's Limbo Legion' have only one female member. (the latter would later get another female member with StopStop Yubari, but not until Year Three).
  • They Killed Kenny - The running gag of Batman's deaths ended up becoming the basis for Traitor Game XIV: Legion, where Batman seeks to do something about it. Among the 'Legion' helping him is the Trope Namer, who (as expected) dies several times in very silly ways over the course of the game.
  • This is SPARTA - The phrase, at least, is parodied with Dover's Spolp, who resembles Leonidas for some reason.
  • To Absent Friends - The Rogue Avengers pause to honor the Rogue Watcher at their base, and Ukyo discusses the Rogue Watcher's death in her epilogue.
  • Two Girls To A Team - The Rogue Avengers is a straight example of this trope, with two females and seven males.
  • Well Intentioned Extremist - Provident, who banished all the DC heroes in his reality because he believed they were doing more harm than good.

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