Trope-a-Day: Deus ex Machina

Deus ex Machina: Essentially averted – while the archai of the Transcend are arguably dei and quite definitely machinae, they abhor being anything close to this unsubtle.  (Besides, if you’re the sort of person that is inclined to screw things up to the point of needing a deus ex machina, then you’re both a terrible candidate for becoming one of the Transcendent, and unlikely to be considered a worthwhile use of their system resources.)