History Characters / TheSecretHistory

14th May '16 6:55:44 AM Mara
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* AlasPoorScrappy: [[spoiler: Richard's grief over Bunny is slow to be realised ([[MurderIsTheBestSolution given the circumstances]]) but apparent throughout the book.]]



* BookDumb: He's a terrible scholar but a gifted artist and an [[{{HyperAwareness}} astute]] [[{{HeKnowsTooMuch}} observer]].

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* BookDumb: He's a terrible scholar but a gifted artist and an [[{{HyperAwareness}} astute]] [[{{HeKnowsTooMuch}} observer]].astute observer.



* AwesomeAnachronisticApparel: Francis frequently wears "a black greatcoat that billowed behind him as he walked and made him look like a cross between a student prince and Jack the Ripper", among other stylish get-ups.

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* AwesomeAnachronisticApparel: Francis frequently wears pince-nez [[PurelyAestheticGlasses (despite his perfect eyesight)]], "a black greatcoat that billowed behind him as he walked and made him look like a cross between a student prince and Jack the Ripper", among and other stylish get-ups.
14th May '16 6:46:23 AM Mara
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* AssholeVictim

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* AssholeVictimAlasPoorScrappy: [[spoiler: Richard's grief over Bunny is slow to be realised ([[MurderIsTheBestSolution given the circumstances]]) but apparent throughout the book.]]



* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Charles and Camilla are blond and wholesome and angelic, [[BlondesAreEvil until they aren't]].

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* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Charles and Camilla are blond and wholesome and angelic, [[BlondesAreEvil until they aren't]].at least in the first half of the book.



* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Charles and Camilla are blond and wholesome and angelic, [[BlondesAreEvil until they aren't]].

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* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Charles and Camilla are blond and wholesome and angelic, [[BlondesAreEvil until they aren't]].at least in the first half of the book.





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\n* ThinksLikeARomanceNovel




* DeadGuyJunior: An odd case; her daughter is named after her late boyfriend.

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* DeadGuyJunior: An odd case; her daughter in the epilogue is named after [[spoiler: her late boyfriend.boyfriend]].
14th May '16 6:07:08 AM Mara
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* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: With Marion.



* LikeAnOldMarriedCouple: With Marion.



* TooDumbToLive: Bunny Corcoran, boy detective. [[HeKnowsTooMuch Knowing too much]] doesn't always make you smart.

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* TooDumbToLive: Bunny Corcoran, boy detective. [[HeKnowsTooMuch Knowing too much]] doesn't always make you smart.
14th May '16 6:05:30 AM Mara
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* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: With Bunny.

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* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: With Bunny.AcceptableFeminineGoalsAndTraits: Studying Early Childhood Education.



* InelegantBlubbering: Frequently. [[spoiler: Fair enough, as her boyfriend just died.]]
* LongHairIsFeminine

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* InelegantBlubbering: Frequently. [[spoiler: Fair enough, as her boyfriend just died.Pretty much constantly after Bunny's death.]]
* LongHairIsFeminineLikeAnOldMarriedCouple: With Bunny.
* NoodleIncident:
-->Between her and Francis there had been some catastrophic incident which was so frightful that no one would even talk about it.
14th May '16 5:44:52 AM Mara
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* LoveMatry: For [[spoiler: her bother Charles]].

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* LoveMatry: LoveMartyr: For [[spoiler: her bother Charles]].
14th May '16 5:42:11 AM Mara
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* AbusiveParents: Richard's father is mentioned as being verbally and physically abusive. After he leaves for Hampton his parents virtually cut him out of their lives.




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* WithFriendsLikeThese: Richard gets shot; nobody notices.



** Charles goes on a bit of a tirade about it, [[AlasPoorScrappy noting that Bunny was the best of them]].
--->"I just never met such a bunch of greedy, shallow people. You look at them and think, oh, what a tasteful, attractive family but they're just a bunch of zeros, like something from an ad."



* AwesomeAnachronisticApparel: Francis is extremely fond of sporting it.

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* AwesomeAnachronisticApparel: Francis is extremely fond of sporting it.frequently wears "a black greatcoat that billowed behind him as he walked and made him look like a cross between a student prince and Jack the Ripper", among other stylish get-ups.



* BastardBoyfriend: To [[spoiler: [[{{BrotherSisterIncest}} Camilla]]]].



* DomesticAbuse: To [[spoiler: his sister Camilla]].



* InVinoVeritas: Charles's recklessness and anger issues are much closer to the surface when he's drinking.



* MySisterIsOffLimits: Charles gets [[CrazyJealousGuy very jealous]] over Camilla, [[spoiler: mainly because he wants her all to himself.]]

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* MySisterIsOffLimits: Charles gets [[CrazyJealousGuy very jealous]] over Camilla, [[spoiler: mainly because he wants her all to himself.]]himself]].



* [[spoiler: {{Sex For Solace}}]]: [[spoiler: Implied to be a factor in Charles' repeated seduction of Francis.]]

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* [[spoiler: {{Sex For Solace}}]]: SexForSolace: [[spoiler: Implied to be a factor in Charles' repeated seduction of Francis.]]



* DamselInDistress: Devolves into one after [[spoiler: Charles becomes abusive]].
* GaussianGirl: Camilla, despite that fact that ''The Secret History'' is a book rather than a film. Her true character is hard to make out through the veil of Richard's adoration.

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* DamselInDistress: Devolves into one after [[spoiler: Charles becomes abusive]].
* GaussianGirl: Camilla, despite Despite that fact that ''The Secret History'' is a book rather than a film. Her true character is hard to make out through the veil of Richard's adoration.


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* LoveMatry: For [[spoiler: her bother Charles]].
14th Mar '16 8:53:21 AM socialist-cokehead
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* AmbiguouslyBi/ExperimentedInCollege: While he self-identifies as heterosexual, his recollection of his time with the classics group shows that he wasn't one to turn down advances from other males.

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* AmbiguouslyBi/ExperimentedInCollege: AmbiguouslyBi / ExperimentedInCollege: While he self-identifies as heterosexual, his recollection of his time with the classics group shows that he wasn't one to turn down advances from other males.
16th Dec '15 6:11:34 PM jewishenjolras
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* {{AmbiguouslyBi}}/{{ExperimentedInCollege}}: While he self-identifies as heterosexual, his recollection of his time with the classics group shows that he wasn't one to turn down advances from other males.

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* {{AmbiguouslyBi}}/{{ExperimentedInCollege}}: AmbiguouslyBi/ExperimentedInCollege: While he self-identifies as heterosexual, his recollection of his time with the classics group shows that he wasn't one to turn down advances from other males.


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* DescentIntoAddiction: Charles, arguably hit hardest by the murder, [[DrowningMySorrows drowns his sorrows]] in liquor to the point of alcohol poisoning.
* DrowningMySorrows


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* [[spoiler: {{Sex For Solace}}]]: [[spoiler: Implied to be a factor in Charles' repeated seduction of Francis.]]
16th Dec '15 5:49:04 PM jewishenjolras
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* CigaretteOfAnxiety: Francis, who suffers from panic attacks, is also a very frequent smoker.
13th Dec '15 2:02:47 AM Mara
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* FairWeatherMentor: When he's forced to acknowledge what his students have done, he leaves the country without a word.



* ImmortalitySeeker: "Live Forever" is a favorite toast of Julian's.

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* ImmortalitySeeker: "Live Forever" is a favorite toast of Julian's.RenownedSelectiveMentor


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