Apprentice Adept/YMMV

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  • God Mode Sue: Stile
  • Idiot Plot: The second trilogy only works because everyone abides by Honor Before Reason and plays by the rules. The Contrary Citizens and Adverse Adepts are completely overmatched, due to the Book of Magic and Oracle Computer, but the good guys agree to let the fate of the world be settled by games and competitions anyway, instead of simply dictating terms of surrender to their enemies.
    • Which pushes it from Honor Before Reason and into Lawful Stupid, as offering your opponents reasonable terms of surrender when you could otherwise destroy them is absolutely honorable, but giving them a chance to fight fair (and thus endangering a lot of other people and, in this case, getting at least one person raped) is just idiotic.
  • Sequelitis