Aces Abroad/YMMV

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  • Complete Monster: Nur al-Allah, Puppetman.
  • Unfortunate Implications: Let's just say its treatment of foreign countries range from the nuanced to the problematic.
    • Guatemala's native people rally behind a couple of brothers pretending to be pagan gods.
    • Nur al-Allah, desite being the worst elements of the Ayatollah and Osama Bin Ladin, has ALL of Islam behind him.
    • The use of Hollywood Voodoo.
    • Subverted with the Living Gods of Egypt, who are nothing more than a tourist attraction which offends the Muslim Majority.
    • Australia's aborigines are planning to overthrow the whites with magic.
      • To be fair, only one intends this and he's obviously crazy.
  • Values Dissonance: What the authors are trying to do. It doesn't really work out because it's clear they have no idea what Islam, Guatemala native culture, and a few other places are all about.