History Characters / Gone

14th Aug '17 3:40:33 PM Malysano
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* {{Flanderization}}: No secret was made of Caine's egomania and grandiose sense of self-worth, but ''Plague'' really cranks it up a few notches. In the first three books, he is a dangerous but nuanced narcissist [[AntiVillain who is pretty bad, but not all the way evil per-say]]. He thought way too highly of himself, but at least could recognize that his ego was out of control, and had the ability to contain it, or at least disguise it in public. In ''Plague'' he refers to himself as a king, treats his MoralityPet as a possession and seems to believe he was chosen by God. Even his fangirls were a little peeved.

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* {{Flanderization}}: No secret was made of Caine's egomania and grandiose sense of self-worth, but ''Plague'' really cranks it up a few notches. In the first three books, he is a dangerous but nuanced narcissist [[AntiVillain who is pretty bad, but not all the way evil per-say]].per se]]. He thought way too highly of himself, but at least could recognize that his ego was out of control, and had the ability to contain it, or at least disguise it in public. In ''Plague'' he refers to himself as a king, treats his MoralityPet as a possession and seems to believe he was chosen by God. Even his fangirls were a little peeved.
29th Jul '17 12:36:18 AM Arawn999
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* AndThenWhat: When Gaia expresses the intent to infect and take over all of humanity, Diana asks what she'd do then considering she wouldn't have anyone to spout [[EvilGloating evil monologues]] to, would be committing selfcest, and would be bored. Gaia mulls this over and acquiesces to leave a few humans uninfected to terrorize.
24th Jul '17 5:33:47 PM Arawn999
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The series' main protagonist. Fourteen years old at the start of ''Gone'', Sam is [[IJustWantToBeNormal reluctantly pulled into playing the role of the town's hero.]] After [[spoiler: deposing his twin brother, Caine]] he takes over as the mayor of Perdido Beach at the end of ''Gone'' and does his best to protect it from external and internal threats.

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The series' main protagonist. Fourteen years old at the start of ''Gone'', Sam is [[IJustWantToBeNormal reluctantly pulled into playing the role of the town's hero.]] After [[spoiler: deposing his twin brother, Caine]] Caine he takes over as the mayor of Perdido Beach at the end of ''Gone'' and does his best to protect it from external and internal threats.



* FireForgedFriends: With Dekka, to the point that, when he imagines moving into a houseboat with his girlfriend and her little brother, he pictures Dekka living there, too.

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* FireForgedFriends: FireForgedFriends:
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With Dekka, to the point that, when he imagines moving into a houseboat with his girlfriend and her little brother, he pictures Dekka living there, too.



* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Quinn, at first. They've drifted apart now, but they reconcile by the end.

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* HeterosexualLifePartners: HeterosexualLifePartners:
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With Quinn, at first. They've drifted apart now, but they reconcile by the end.



* LightEmUp[=/=]FrickinLaserBeams: His power is to create orbs of green light and fire beams of energy.

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* LightEmUp[=/=]FrickinLaserBeams: LightEmUp: His power is to create orbs of green light called "Sammy Suns" and [[FrickinLaserBeams fire beams of energy.energy]].



* RefusalOfTheCall: At first but soon rises up to it.

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* RefusalOfTheCall: At first He initially rejects the authority foisted on him, but soon rises up to it.it challenge and does his best to care for the children and teenagers.



* ShootTheDog: Often called upon to do this.

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* %%* ShootTheDog: Often He's often called upon to do this.



* TheyDo: Hooks up with Astrid in ''Fear''.

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* TheyDo: Hooks up with Astrid in ''Fear''.''Fear'', [[spoiler:and in the epilogue of ''Light'' they end up living together]].



* BlatantLies: During ''Lies'', this becomes her {{SignatureMove}}.
* CelibateHeroine: Deconstructed. She starts out as a typical example, but throughout the series, we see how impractical it is for her to be like that in the FAYZ, as she struggles with her faith and morals. She completely gives up on trying to emulate this trope in ''Plague'' when she [[ShootTheDog pushes Little Pete out a window]], and in ''Fear'', she's far less of a role model and loses her chastity.

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* BlatantLies: During ''Lies'', this becomes her {{SignatureMove}}.
{{Signature Move}}.
* CelibateHeroine: Deconstructed. She starts out as a typical example, but throughout abstaining from sex due to her religious faith. Over the series, we see she learns the hard way how impractical it is for her to be like that in the FAYZ, as she struggles with her faith and morals. She completely gives up on trying to emulate this trope in ''Plague'' when she [[ShootTheDog pushes Little Pete out a window]], and in ''Fear'', she's far less of a role model and loses her chastity.



* PhysicalGod: More or less the closest thing to one. Lampshaded frequently by Astrid, especially during her [[spoiler: HeelFaithTurn]].

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* PhysicalGod: More or less the closest thing to one. Lampshaded frequently by Astrid, especially during her [[spoiler: HeelFaithTurn]].HeelFaithTurn.



* PrettyBoy / DudeLooksLikeALady: In the first book, he is described as being "pretty, like a girl".
* RandomTransportation: Random to everyone but him.
* RealityWarper: Quite probably. [[spoiler: Becomes this full stop after his "death".]]

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* PrettyBoy / DudeLooksLikeALady: PrettyBoy: In the first book, he is described as being "pretty, "[[DudeLooksLikeALady pretty, like a girl".
girl]]".
* RandomTransportation: Random He can teleport himself and others, with the location being random to everyone but him.
* RealityWarper: Quite probably. [[spoiler: Becomes this full stop after his "death".]]"death", ascending to a god-like entity.



* {{Greed}}: His main vice is his greed.

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* {{Greed}}: His main vice is his greed.greed, which only grows worse over the course of the series.



%%* TheScrooge

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%%* TheScrooge* TheScrooge Albert becomes a greedy, penny-pinching miser, eventually absconding with his wealth to the island manor in an attempt to escape.



* ActionGirl: Like most female characters.

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* ActionGirl: Like most female characters.Lana starts off as a normal girl, but the MindRape she endures thanks to the Gaiaphage hardens her to the point where she becomes able to defy it through willpower alone. Even before that, she killed a coyote with a gold brick.



* HeroicBSOD: Starting to suffer from this.

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* HeroicBSOD: Starting She starts to suffer from this.this as a result of the Gaiaphage.
* HorrifyingTheHorror: Lana's raw determination and willpower enables her to defy and frighten the Gaiaphage, the entity that dominated her throughout ''Gone'' and ''Hunger''.



* TheMedic: Shares this role with Dahra. A superpowered one, no less.
* MrViceGuy: Smokes, drinks, packs a gun. At fourteen.

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* TheMedic: Shares this role with Dahra. A superpowered one, no less.
Dahra thanks to her healing powers.
* MrViceGuy: Smokes, drinks, packs a gun. At gun, has sex. All at the age of fourteen.



* DoggedNiceGuy: With Lana until she pulls a gun on him.

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* DoggedNiceGuy: With He moons after Lana until she pulls a gun on him.



* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: Not exactly, but he flips sides a ''lot'' in ''Gone''. Also, at the end of ''Plague'', he stays with Caine instead of going with Sam, though this time it's not out of any malevolence on his part. He wants to fish.

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* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: Not exactly, but he flips sides a ''lot'' in ''Gone''. Also, at the end of ''Plague'', he stays with Caine instead of going with Sam, though this time it's not out of any malevolence on his part. He just wants to fish.



* RefusalOfTheCall: When Sam offers him to be mayor at the end of ''Fear''. He just wants to go back to fishing.]

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* RefusalOfTheCall: When Sam offers him to be mayor at the end of ''Fear''. He just wants to go back to fishing.]



* UnfazedEveryman: He's not a moof. He's not a badass. He's just . . . Sam's friend. Until ''Fear''; lampshaded by Caine himself.

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* UnfazedEveryman: He's not a moof. He's not a badass. He's just . . .just... Sam's friend. Until ''Fear''; ''Fear'', when he and his fishing crew become indispensable to Perdido Beach and one of the few people who can stand up to Caine with impunity; lampshaded by Caine himself.



* BadassGay: [[spoiler:As of ''Fear''.]]
* BadassNormal: No superpowers to speak of. Total badass.

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* BadassGay: [[spoiler:As As of ''Fear''.]]
''Fear'', he is revealed to be homosexual, which in no way diminishes the fact that he is one of the more capable characters.
* BadassNormal: No superpowers to speak of. Total badass.of, but he doesn't let that stop him from kicking butt.



* ChildSoldiers: He is one, and he trains them.

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* ChildSoldiers: He is one, a teenager who, over the course of the series, becomes familiar with the ins and outs of weaponry and he trains them.the other children in their use.



* TheDulcineaEffect: A side effect of the trope [[ChronicHeroSyndrome above]], if someone's in danger? Edilio will jump at the call, if a girl is in danger? [[BerserkButton Steer clear]].
** To give an example, he charged [[spoiler: Orc]] to stop him from hurting a girl. [[spoiler: Granted he failed, but still]].

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* TheDulcineaEffect: A side effect of the trope [[ChronicHeroSyndrome above]], if someone's in danger? Edilio will jump at the call, if a girl is in danger? [[BerserkButton Steer clear]]. \n** To give an example, he charged [[spoiler: Orc]] to stop him from hurting a girl. [[spoiler: Granted he failed, but still]].



* MrFixit: Especially in ''Gone''.

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* %%* MrFixit: Especially in ''Gone''.



* StraightGay[=/=]SuddenlySexuality: He is revealed to be gay in ''Fear.'' [[spoiler: He points this out by saying that he just figured it out. Possibly justified, considering his age and the situation .]]

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* StraightGay[=/=]SuddenlySexuality: SuddenlySexuality: He is revealed to be gay [[StraightGay gay]] in ''Fear.'' [[spoiler: He points this out by saying that he just figured it out. Possibly justified, considering his age and the situation .]]



A bully-turned-[[TheAtoner atoner]], Orc was originally recruited by Caine before defecting to Sam's side as it seemed more likely for him to win. Becomes TheAlcoholic by the end of ''Gone''. After coyotes devour him, he replaces his missing body parts with rock, leaving only a shrinking patch of skin on his face. Howard acts as his best friend, toady, and manager. [[spoiler: Revealed in ''Plague'' to be suicidal]].

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A bully-turned-[[TheAtoner atoner]], Orc was originally recruited by Caine before defecting to Sam's side as it seemed more likely for him to win. Becomes TheAlcoholic by the end of ''Gone''. After coyotes devour him, he replaces his missing body parts with rock, leaving only a shrinking patch of skin on his face. Howard acts as his best friend, toady, and manager. [[spoiler: Revealed in ''Plague'' to be suicidal]].
suicidal.



* TheAlcoholic: [[TearJerker In eighth grade.]]

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* TheAlcoholic: To cope with his guilt over killing Bette and the loss of his humanity, he begins drinking copious amounts of alcohol. [[TearJerker In eighth grade.]]



* AmbiguouslyGay: ''Very'' close to Orc.
** There's also this, from ''Fear'':

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* AmbiguouslyGay: ''Very'' close to Orc.
** There's also this, from
Orc, which is implied to be an unrequited crush in ''Fear'':



* HeelFaceTurn: Changes to Sam's side with Orc in ''Gone'' when he thinks it's the smarter move.

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* HeelFaceTurn: Changes to Sam's side with Orc in ''Gone'' when he thinks it's the smarter move. However, he remains a cynical naysayer who frequently challenges Sam and Astrid.



* KilledOffForReal: She commits suicide by pooling in ''Lies'', but dies for real in ''Fear''.

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* KilledOffForReal: She commits tries to commit suicide by pooling poofing in ''Lies'', but dies for real in ''Fear''.



* PromotionToParent: The most brutal deconstruction in the series, and that's saying a ''lot''.

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* PromotionToParent: The Mary takes over looking after the small children, and the stress this causes her results in the most brutal deconstruction in the series, and that's saying a ''lot''.



* TeamMom: Literally, for the daycare.
** MamaBear: She's ''really'' devoted to those kids.

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* TeamMom: Literally, for the daycare.
** MamaBear:
daycare. [[MamaBear She's ''really'' devoted to those kids.
kids]].



* DemotedToExtra: In ''Plague''.

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* DemotedToExtra: In He barely appears in ''Plague''.



* {{Duck}}: What do you expect?

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* %%* {{Duck}}: What do you expect?



* HeroicSacrifice: Manages to keep the Gaiaphage quiet for a while... [[SenselessSacrifice but not forever.]]
* WhoNamesTheirKidDude: Duck? Really?

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* HeroicSacrifice: Manages to keep the Gaiaphage quiet for a while...while by dragging the majority of it to the bottom of the FAYZ bubble... [[SenselessSacrifice but not forever.]]
* %%* WhoNamesTheirKidDude: Duck? Really?



* TheFundamentalist: Was a hardcore Christian even before her Faith Heel Turn, but the level of zealotry she engages herself in afterwards makes her prior self seem atheistic in comparison.

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* TheFundamentalist: Was a hardcore Christian even before her Faith Heel Turn, FaithHeelTurn, but the level of zealotry she engages herself in afterwards makes her prior self seem atheistic in comparison.



* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: She plays a prominent role in the attempts to wipe out the population of Perdido Beach with giant man-eating bugs (PLAGUE). But even though she's persists in helping the ongoing genocide attempts by her master, even Sam the hero and big good is reluctant to try and stop her, actually ''apologizing'' for ruining her evil plans.
** Brittney has been enslaved, tortured numerous times in horrific ways, disfigured, has her only family killed and spends 3 months in a grave in the duration of the series. She's only in 4 books and isn't even a significant character in two of them. Can you really hate her in spite of the genocide attempts and destruction she caused?

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* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: She Brittney has been enslaved, tortured numerous times in horrific ways, disfigured, has her only family killed, is killed herself and spends 3 months in a grave in the duration of the series, and then resurrects as an undead entity. As such, while she plays a prominent role in the attempts to wipe out the population of Perdido Beach with giant man-eating bugs (PLAGUE). But in ''PLAGUE'', but even though she's she persists in helping the ongoing genocide attempts by her master, even Sam the hero and big good is reluctant to try and stop her, actually ''apologizing'' for ruining her evil plans.
** Brittney has been enslaved, tortured numerous times in horrific ways, disfigured, has her only family killed and spends 3 months in a grave in the duration of the series. She's only in 4 books and isn't even a significant character in two of them. Can you really hate her in spite of the genocide attempts and destruction she caused?



* MeaningfulName[=/=]HisNameReallyIsBarkeep: His name is Hunter. And he's a hunter.

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* MeaningfulName[=/=]HisNameReallyIsBarkeep: MeaningfulName: His name is Hunter. And Hunter, [[HisNameReallyIsBarkeep and he's a hunter.
hunter]].



* JerkJock: Implied

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* %%* JerkJock: Implied



* PetTheDog: Doesn't shoot [[spoiler: Brianna]], even when threatened. Considering the number of people whose BerserkButton she is, this was probably a good idea.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: What it takes to work for Drake...

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* PetTheDog: Doesn't shoot [[spoiler: Brianna]], Brianna, even when threatened. Considering the number of people whose BerserkButton she is, this was probably a good idea.
* %%* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: What it takes to work for Drake...



* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome
* GentleGiant

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* %%* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome
* %%* GentleGiant



* PetTheDog: He's one of the few animals not to be killed and eaten.

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* PetTheDog: He's one of the few animals not to be killed and eaten.eaten, largely because that would make Lana angry and that would be bad for everyone.



* WeHardlyKnewYe: ...''within pages of his introduction!''

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* WeHardlyKnewYe: ...WeHardlyKnewYe: He's killed ''within pages of his introduction!''
introduction''.



!! Caine Soren/[[spoiler:David Temple]]

-> ''"The FAYZ doesn't need a hero anymore. [[spoiler: It needs a king.]]"''

The series' resident BigBad and [[spoiler: Sam's twin brother]], Caine was raised by unloving parents and developed high ambitions and a sociopathic nature. He demonstrates little, if any, understanding of right and wrong and doesn't object to hurting anyone but [[EvenEvilHasLovedOnes his love interest]], [[DarkChick Diana]].

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!! Caine Soren/[[spoiler:David Temple]]

Soren

-> ''"The FAYZ doesn't need a hero anymore. [[spoiler: It needs a king.]]"''

"''

The series' resident BigBad and [[spoiler: Sam's twin brother]], brother, Caine was raised by unloving parents and developed high ambitions and a sociopathic nature. He demonstrates little, if any, understanding of right and wrong and doesn't object to hurting anyone but [[EvenEvilHasLovedOnes his love interest]], [[DarkChick Diana]].



** The first is in ''Hunger'', where- after Diana has her head smashed against a rock - he goes into a blind panic, crying at her side and incoherently sobbing to [[TheHero Sam]] about how he loves her, and that if he came to kill him, "Now would be a good time."

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** The first is in ''Hunger'', where- where -- after Diana has her head smashed against a rock - -- he goes into a blind panic, crying at her side and incoherently sobbing to [[TheHero Sam]] about how he loves her, and that if he came to kill him, "Now would be a good time."



*** ''"What would I do without you? How would I live without you? Because. Because you are the only human being I need."''

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*** ''"What --->''"What would I do without you? How would I live without you? Because. Because you are the only human being I need."''



** He's received one from Diana too.
* ArchnemesisDad: To Gaia, the Gaiaphage's avatar and his daughter
* TheAtoner: In ''Light'' he seeks to make up for everything he put everyone through. [[spoiler:He succeeds.]]

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** He's received one from Diana too.
* ArchnemesisDad: To Gaia, the Gaiaphage's avatar host and his daughter
daughter.
* TheAtoner: In ''Light'' he seeks to make up for everything he put everyone through. [[spoiler:He succeeds.succeeds, but at the cost of his life. Posthumously, he leaves a note claiming sole responsibility for all the bad things that happened, exonerating Sam.]]



* [[spoiler: DeathEqualsRedemption]]

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* [[spoiler: DeathEqualsRedemption]]%%* DeathEqualsRedemption



* [[spoiler: DyingMomentOfAwesome: Saving the world in the process has to count for something, right?]]

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* [[spoiler: DyingMomentOfAwesome: Saving the world in the process has to count for something, right?]]right?



* EnfantTerrible: According to [[spoiler: Connie]], who claims she just "knew" he was evil even when he was a baby.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: His is Diana.

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* EnfantTerrible: According to [[spoiler: Connie]], Connie, who claims she just "knew" he was evil even when he was a baby.
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: His is Diana.He genuinely loves Diana, though he has a hard time expressing that.



* EvilTwin: [[spoiler:To Sam.]]

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* EvilTwin: [[spoiler:To Sam.]]He's Sam's twin brother, and has ambitions to rule Perdido Beach as a king.



* AGodIAm: Delivers one of these speech at the end of ''Plague''. He's subsequently humbled and humiliated.
* AGoodWayToDie: He went out on a high, finally managing to prove to [[spoiler:the Gaiaphage that he can't be controlled, showing up his brother, saving the world and having mended his relationship with Diana. Not to mention him redeeming himself and being remembered as the guy who saved the world rather than the sociopath who cemented dozens of children's hands. He died thinking about her, and remarks that it was a "good feeling".]] Closest thing to a happy ending a character like him could ever get.

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* AGodIAm: Delivers one of these speech at the end of ''Plague''. He's subsequently humbled and humiliated.
humiliated by Penny.
* AGoodWayToDie: He went out on a high, finally managing to prove to [[spoiler:the Gaiaphage that he can't be controlled, showing up his brother, saving the world and having mended his relationship with Diana. Not to mention him redeeming himself and being remembered as the guy who saved the world rather than the sociopath who cemented dozens of children's hands. He died thinking about her, Diana, and remarks that it was a "good feeling".]] Closest thing to a happy ending a character like him could ever get.



* MadnessMantra: "Hungry in the dark" becomes one in ''Hunger''. Lana dredging it up despite having never heard him say it before is enough to freak him out.

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* MadnessMantra: "Hungry in the dark" becomes one in ''Hunger''. Lana -- a fellow former slave of the Gaiaphage -- dredging it up despite having never heard him say it before is enough to freak him out.



* PuppetKing: ''"It was no good to call yourself king if the real power was held by a owlish black kid"''

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* PuppetKing: ''"It To Albert, who runs Perdido Beach's economy.
-->''"It
was no good to call yourself king if the real power was held by a owlish black kid"''



* TeenPregnancy: Gets Diana pregnant, which ends up causing problems for everyone.

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* TeenPregnancy: Gets Diana pregnant, which ends up causing problems for everyone.everyone when the baby is taken over by the Gaiaphage.



* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: In ''Lies'' she tells Caine she loves him... [[spoiler: before launching herself off a cliff.]]
* AntiHero: Type IV in ''Light'', where she is forced to help Gaia.

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* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: In ''Lies'' she tells Caine she loves him... [[spoiler: before launching herself off a cliff.]]
cliff]].
* AntiHero: Type IV in ''Light'', where In ''Light'' she is forced to help Gaia.Gaia, despairing that she is nothing more than a monster and wishing to be put out of her misery.



* BaldWoman: Post-ImportantHaircut. It grows back in Lies, though.

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* BaldWoman: Post-ImportantHaircut. It grows back in Lies, ''Lies'', though.



** In ''Gone'', she warns Caine to let the freaks go, or there '''will''' be trouble. He doesn't. And there is most definitely trouble. Later, she tries to persuade him to make a truce with Sam, claiming that they need a alliance so they have some food. She also says that if Caine fights Sam, he will definitely lose. Of course, he ignores her warnings, and he loses against Sam, and also has a lot of trouble finding food in ''Hunger''.
** She also warns Caine of the perils of feeding the Gaiaphage in ''Hunger''. Again, ignoring her pleas have consequences for everyone involved.

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** In ''Gone'', she warns Caine to let the freaks go, or there '''will''' be trouble. He doesn't. And doesn't, and there is most definitely trouble. Later, she tries to persuade him to make a truce with Sam, claiming that they need a alliance so they have some food. She also says that if Caine fights Sam, he will definitely lose. Of course, he ignores her warnings, and he loses against Sam, and also has a lot of trouble finding food in ''Hunger''.
** She also warns Caine of the perils of feeding the Gaiaphage in ''Hunger''. Again, ignoring her pleas have has consequences for everyone involved.



** In ''Fear'', she stresses to Sam her fears that [[spoiler: [[FetusTerrible Gaia is not a normal baby.]] Guess who ignores her and unwittingly dooms her to a torture birth in which the Gaiaphage is reincarnated? ]]

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** In ''Fear'', she stresses to Sam her fears that [[spoiler: [[FetusTerrible Gaia is not a normal baby.]] baby]]. Guess who ignores her and unwittingly dooms her to a torture torturous birth in which the Gaiaphage is reincarnated? incarnated in human form? ]]



* SlutShaming: Is quite often - and unfairly- the victim of this, both in-universe and in the fandom.

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* SlutShaming: Is quite often - and unfairly- unfairly - the victim of this, both in-universe and in the fandom.



* SuddenlyEthnicity: WordOfGod only stated she was hispanic in an interview, leaving her AmbiguouslyBrown in-universe.

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* SuddenlyEthnicity: WordOfGod only stated she was hispanic Hispanic in an interview, leaving her AmbiguouslyBrown in-universe.



* {{Tsundere}}: A definite Type A for Caine.

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* %%* {{Tsundere}}: A definite Type A for Caine.



* WhatIfTheBabyIsLikeMe: It isn't. It's worse.

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* %%* WhatIfTheBabyIsLikeMe: It isn't. It's worse.



* AnArmAndALeg: A Type 3: After Sam burns his right arm, he is forced to get amputated by Diana. The Gaiaphage later replaces it with a tentacle.

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* AnArmAndALeg: A Type 3: After Sam burns his right arm, he is forced to get amputated by Diana. The Gaiaphage later replaces it with a tentacle.



* DealWithTheDevil: He becomes the Gaiaphage's SycophanticServant.

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* DealWithTheDevil: He becomes the Gaiaphage's SycophanticServant.SycophanticServant until it incarnates as Gaia.



* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: Believe it or not, this appears to be the case, or at least it was in the past. [[spoiler: Seeing his stepfather abuse his mother [[FreudianExcuse messed him up]] [[StrawMisogynist a lot]].]]

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* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: Believe it or not, this appears to be the case, or at least it was in the past. [[spoiler: Seeing his stepfather abuse his mother [[FreudianExcuse messed him up]] [[StrawMisogynist a lot]].]]lot]].
* GroinAttack: When he threatens to rape Brianna, she destroys his severed genitals and mocks him.



* InsultBackfire: Threatens to rape Brianna [[spoiler:after she slices him to pieces]] and later on [[spoiler:Astrid as a severed head]]. They simply snark at him that he lacks the equipment necessary to do so, mainly because Brianna crushes it when he first makes the threat.

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* InsultBackfire: Threatens to rape Brianna [[spoiler:after she slices him to pieces]] and later on [[spoiler:Astrid as a severed head]]. They simply snark at him that he lacks the equipment necessary to do so, mainly because Brianna crushes it his genitals when he first makes the threat.



* RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil: While he doesn't actually do anything, he threatens to rape Brianna after [[spoiler:she cuts him to pieces]]. She simply smashes his... equipment right in front of him. He later threatens to rape Astrid [[spoiler:as a severed head]], but she laughs in his face and [[spoiler:shuts him in a water cooler. He also fantasizes about assaulting Gaia, and pays for it when she reads his mind and is not amused]].

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* RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil: While he doesn't actually do anything, he threatens to rape Brianna after [[spoiler:she cuts him to pieces]]. She simply smashes his... equipment right in front of him. He later threatens to rape Astrid [[spoiler:as as a severed head]], head, but she laughs in his face and [[spoiler:shuts shuts him in a water cooler. He also fantasizes about assaulting Gaia, and pays for it when she reads his mind and is not amused]].amused.



* TheStarscream: It's clear from his first perspective chapters that he's disloyal to Caine, although he probably didn't plan on splitting so soon. [[spoiler: He also attempts it with the freaking Gaiaphage in ''Light'', although he doesn't succeed.]]
* StrawMisogynist: The source behind his hatred for Diana, Astrid, and Brittany. He even betrays [[spoiler:the Gaiaphage because it takes a female body as a host.]]

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* TheStarscream: It's clear from his first perspective chapters that he's disloyal to Caine, although he probably didn't plan on splitting so soon. [[spoiler: He also attempts it with the freaking Gaiaphage in ''Light'', ''Light'' as a result of his misogyny, although he doesn't succeed.]]
succeed.
* StrawMisogynist: The source behind his hatred for Diana, Astrid, and Brittany. He even betrays [[spoiler:the the Gaiaphage because it takes a female body as a host.]]
24th Jul '17 4:02:25 PM rex6565
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* StraightGay[=/=]SuddenlySexuality: He is revealed to be gay in ''Fear.'' [[spoiler: He points this out by saying that he just figured it out. Possibly justified, considering his age and the situation .

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* StraightGay[=/=]SuddenlySexuality: He is revealed to be gay in ''Fear.'' [[spoiler: He points this out by saying that he just figured it out. Possibly justified, considering his age and the situation .]]
22nd May '17 6:28:26 PM birdlianne
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* HeroicBSOD: Spends most of ''Light'' heavily traumatized.]]
* HeroicSacrifice: In spite of all his fears he spends his final moments helping Sam escape Gaia and his end weakened Gaia to buy the heroes some more time]]

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* HeroicBSOD: Spends most of ''Light'' heavily traumatized.]]
traumatized.
* HeroicSacrifice: In spite of all his fears he spends his final moments helping Sam escape Gaia and his end weakened Gaia to buy the heroes some more time]]time.


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* TeethClenchedTeamwork: With Dekka. Her teeth are probably more clenched than his, especially after he complains about Brianna kissing him.


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* TeethClenchedTeamwork: With Computer Jack. Partly because she is jealous of his sort-of-relationship with Brianna, and partly because she has many, many doubts about his morals.
13th Feb '17 4:00:06 PM Wyldchyld
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* WomanInWhite: Sam frequently comments on her white clothing [[FetishFuel looking transparent in the light]] [[StalkerWithACrush in his POV chapters.]], especially in ''Gone'' and ''Hunger''.

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* WomanInWhite: Sam frequently comments on her white clothing [[FetishFuel looking transparent in the light]] light [[StalkerWithACrush in his POV chapters.]], especially in ''Gone'' and ''Hunger''.
16th Jan '17 7:50:20 PM DustSnitch
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* {{Badass}}: He is one of the few Moofs with combat-oriented powers, and is the one everyone looks to when trouble happens.



* {{Badass}}: As of ''Fear'', Astrid takes an active role in leading the community.



%%* TookALevelInBadass:]] In ''Fear''.

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%%* TookALevelInBadass:]] TookALevelInBadass: In ''Fear''.



* {{Badass}}: Well, she brains a coyote with a gold brick.



* MrViceGuy: Smokes, drinks, packs a gun. [[{{Badass}} At fourteen.]]

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* MrViceGuy: Smokes, drinks, packs a gun. [[{{Badass}} At fourteen.]]



* UnfazedEveryman: He's not a moof. He's not a {{Badass}}. He's just . . . Sam's friend. Until ''Fear''; lampshaded by Caine himself.

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* UnfazedEveryman: He's not a moof. He's not a {{Badass}}.badass. He's just . . . Sam's friend. Until ''Fear''; lampshaded by Caine himself.



* {{Badass}}: Oh boy. Where to start?



* BadassNormal: No superpowers to speak of. Total {{Badass}}.

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* BadassNormal: No superpowers to speak of. Total {{Badass}}.badass.



* {{Expy}}: Of [[LordoftheRings Samwise Gamgee]], extremely loyal to TheHero, [[IncorruptiblePurePureness Incorruptibly Pure]], and [[Badass]].

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* {{Expy}}: Of [[LordoftheRings Samwise Gamgee]], extremely loyal to TheHero, [[IncorruptiblePurePureness Incorruptibly Pure]], and [[Badass]].badass.



* {{Badass}}: Orc becomes nigh-invulnerable and super-strong, which comes in really handy.



* {{Badass}}: a mild example. May not be the best with a gun and doesn't have powers but she does manage to hold her own in a fight and can tackle people down, as Quinn says, like a linebacker not to mention [[spoiler: organizing a quarantine in Plague as well as handling all those sick kids and she doesn't back down for a second. You've got to admit that's pretty badass.]]



* {{Badass}}: Despite being a telekinetic and having Drake on his side, Caine mentions that it was difficult to chain her up.



* {{Badass}}: Put it like this: she was one of the first characters to go chasing after Drake. DRAKE.



* {{Badass}}: She's the only one that made DEKKA tremble in fear (in the literal sense AND in the novel of the same name).



* ActionMom: She turns out to be pretty {{Badass}} when we see her on the other side of the FAYZ in ''Fear''.

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* ActionMom: She turns out to be pretty {{Badass}} badass when we see her on the other side of the FAYZ in ''Fear''.
28th May '16 12:22:37 PM Morgenthaler
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* BlondGuysAreEvil: He has blond hair and is TheHeavy for the Gaiaphage. [[AdaptationDyeJob However, he's got black hair on the book cover of Lies and Plague]].



* BlondGuysAreEvil
7th Jan '16 9:00:28 AM Ifreann
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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Drake's plan to deal with speedster Brianna is to string up thin wires that'll cut her apart when she runs into them at a couple hundred miles an hour. Brianna takes this idea and runs with it. Into Drake.
11th Sep '15 9:46:34 AM HighCrate
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* FragileSpeedster: If she runs into anything, she'll probably smash up her legs, and if she trips while [[SuperSpeed running]] she'll break a lot of bones.
** Exploited in ''Hunger'' when Drake sets up cheese-wire, so that if she tries to burst in, she'll be cut into pieces.

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* FragileSpeedster: If she runs into anything, she'll probably smash up her legs, and if she trips while [[SuperSpeed running]] running at SuperSpeed, she'll break a lot of bones.
**
bones. Exploited in ''Hunger'' when Drake sets up cheese-wire, so that if she tries to burst in, she'll be cut into pieces.
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