History Creator / ChristopherPike

20th Apr '16 3:02:40 AM StFan
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** Lara in ''Slumber Party'' starts to believe someone in their group is either pyrokinetic or if it's the case of SpontaneousCombustion, in order to explain how these fires keep occurring. [[spoiler: It turns out she's wrong on both accounts, and Nell was secretly goading her beliefs just to screw with her.]]

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** Lara in ''Slumber Party'' starts to believe someone in their group is either pyrokinetic or if it's the case of SpontaneousCombustion, SpontaneousHumanCombustion, in order to explain how these fires keep occurring. [[spoiler: It turns out she's wrong on both accounts, and Nell was secretly goading her beliefs just to screw with her.]]
30th Jan '16 11:50:23 AM movie007
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* OurVampiresAreDifferent: In ''The Season of Passage'' and ''Monster'' the [[spoiler:vampires originate from Mars, people on Earth being infected by a virus from that planet.]]

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* OurVampiresAreDifferent: In ''The Season of Passage'' and ''Monster'' the [[spoiler:vampires originate from Mars, people on Earth being infected by a virus from that planet.]]planet]] -- thereby suggesting that either they are not set in the same universe as ''Literature/TheLastVampire'' series, or that the two types of vampires are simply unaware of each other's existence (as they never seem to cross paths).
18th Jan '16 6:48:12 PM jormis29
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** Lara in ''Slumber Party'' starts to believe someone in their group is either pyrokinetic or if it's the case of spontaneous combustion, in order to explain how these fires keep occurring. [[spoiler: It turns out she's wrong on both accounts, and Nell was secretly goading her beliefs just to screw with her.]]

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** Lara in ''Slumber Party'' starts to believe someone in their group is either pyrokinetic or if it's the case of spontaneous combustion, SpontaneousCombustion, in order to explain how these fires keep occurring. [[spoiler: It turns out she's wrong on both accounts, and Nell was secretly goading her beliefs just to screw with her.]]
1st Dec '15 3:37:36 PM PaulA
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* OhCrapThereAreFanficsOfUs:
** In ''Master of Murder'', an author names his characters after his friends, and then the fanfics become canon (i.e., they happen in RealLife). Hilarity doesn't exactly ensue, being a Pike novel.
** In ''Whisper of Death'', the main characters discover that a dead classmate had written stories about them using different names, and each one dies as the characters in the story.



* Really700YearsOld: The crews of ''The Traveler'' and ''The Pandora'' in ''The Starlight Crystal'', by means of traveling at the speed of light and cryogenic freezing respectively, live so long into the future that the Earth is rendered a lifeless, radioactive wasteland, and by the time they return the radiation has since abated. [[spoiler: Paige Christian, however, lives so long that she witnesses all life in the universe die out, then its rebirth. She then returns to Earth under a different identity, right at the same time her previous self was planning on leaving Earth to become a member of ''The Traveler''.]]
** This is a subversion, though, as the reason the crew of ''The Traveler'' remains so young isn't because of extended immortality, but because of how fast the ship is travelling, they don't age inside at the same rate as the universe outside is. A week to those in the ship is really two hundred years outside.



* RewritingReality:
** In ''Master of Murder'', an author names his characters after his friends, and then the fanfics become canon (i.e., they happen in RealLife). Hilarity doesn't exactly ensue, being a Pike novel.
** In ''Whisper of Death'', the main characters discover that a dead classmate had written stories about them using slightly different names, and each one dies as the characters in the story.



* SelfFulfillingProphecy: Not prophecy per say, but the events that occur in ''The Starlight Crystal'' are revealed to have been set up by none other than [[spoiler: Paige Christian herself, who lives past the death of the universe and well into its rebirth. She discovers upon experience that she was really the woman who convinced her to visit a nearby park, where she would meet the love of her life, and was also responsible for creating the alien race that would wipe out all life on Earth, on purpose.]]


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* StableTimeLoop: The events that occur in ''The Starlight Crystal'' are revealed to have been set up by none other than [[spoiler:Paige Christian herself, who lives past the death of the universe and well into its rebirth. She discovers upon experience that she was really the woman who convinced her to visit a nearby park, where she would meet the love of her life, and was also responsible for creating the alien race that would wipe out all life on Earth, on purpose.]]


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* TimeDilation: The crews of ''The Traveler'' and ''The Pandora'' in ''The Starlight Crystal'', by means of traveling at the speed of light and cryogenic freezing respectively, live so long into the future that the Earth is rendered a lifeless, radioactive wasteland, and by the time they return the radiation has since abated. [[spoiler:Paige Christian, however, lives so long that she witnesses all life in the universe die out, then its rebirth. She then returns to Earth under a different identity, right at the same time her previous self was planning on leaving Earth to become a member of ''The Traveler''.]]
1st Dec '15 3:32:33 PM PaulA
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* WhatTheHellHero: While she never gets called on it, Ilonka in ''The Midnight Club'' breaks up Kevin and his girlfriend Kathy by making it clear to her that Kevin is in a ''hospice'', not a ''hospital'', and is not going to get better. The girl leaves the hospice in tears without seeing Kevin. In all honesty, this was out of wanting Kevin for herself. This later gets subverted, as Ilonka feels conflicting emotions of guilt towards her cruelty towards Kathy and her love towards Kevin. Everyone who knows about what happened felt Kathy deserved to be set straight sooner than later.
1st Dec '15 3:26:39 PM PaulA
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* ArcWords: The term ''starlight crystal'' is the title of one of Pike's novels (but it isn't used anywhere in story), the title of a story in the last ''Remember Me'' book, and is a term Sati uses to describe herself as in ''Sati''.

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* ArcWords: ArcWords:
**
The term ''starlight crystal'' "starlight crystal" is the title of one of Pike's novels (but it isn't used anywhere in story), the title of a story in the last ''Remember Me'' book, and is a term Sati uses to describe herself as in ''Sati''. ''Sati''.



* BadFuture: ''The Eternal Enemy'' and ''See You Later''.
* TheBadGuyWins: [[spoiler: Whisper of Death]].

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* BadFuture: BadFuture:
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''The Eternal Enemy'' and %%details?
**
''See You Later''.
Later'' %%details?
* TheBadGuyWins: [[spoiler: Whisper of Death]]. %%details?



* BittersweetEnding: ''Monster''. [[spoiler: Angela Warner has fully become one of the monsters, but has retained enough sense to know that "people are not for eating", and manages to destroy the lake which is the cause of the transformations by causing an oil spill that becomes a fire.]]
** This is actually a reoccurring trend in Pike's books. Usually, the heroine will wind up dying or suffering AFateWorseThanDeath to achieve some greater good.

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* BittersweetEnding: ''Monster''. [[spoiler: Angela This is a reoccurring trend in Pike's books. Usually, the heroine will wind up dying or suffering AFateWorseThanDeath to achieve some greater good.
** In ''Monster'', [[spoiler:Angela
Warner has fully become one of the monsters, but has retained enough sense to know that "people are not for eating", and manages to destroy the lake which is the cause of the transformations by causing an oil spill that becomes a fire.]]
** This is actually a reoccurring trend in Pike's books. Usually, the heroine will wind up dying or suffering AFateWorseThanDeath to achieve some greater good.
]]



* BuryYourGays: ''The Midnight Club'' and ''Sati''.

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* BuryYourGays: BuryYourGays:
**
''The Midnight Club'' and ''Sati''.%%details?
** ''Sati'' %%details?



* ChivalrousPervert: A favourite of Pike's in his novels: the ''Final Friends'' series (Bubba); ''Monster'' (Kevin); ''The Eternal Enemy'' (Ed).

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* ChivalrousPervert: A favourite of Pike's ChivalrousPervert:
** Bubba
in his novels: the ''Final Friends'' series (Bubba); ''Monster'' (Kevin); series.
** Kevin in ''Monster''.
** Ed in
''The Eternal Enemy'' (Ed).Enemy''.



* DreamLand: Seen multiple times in ''Remember Me'' when Shari attempts to invade the dreams of her friends so as to find out which one of them killed her. Also, the moment when she saves her brother's life, which she had [[DreamingOfThingsToCome dreamed about beforehand]].
** Also used in ''Last Act''.
* DreamWithinADream: ''Magic Fire''

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* DreamLand: DreamLand:
**
Seen multiple times in ''Remember Me'' when Shari attempts to invade the dreams of her friends so as to find out which one of them killed her. Also, the moment when she saves her brother's life, which she had [[DreamingOfThingsToCome dreamed about beforehand]].
** Also used in ''Last Act''.
Act''. %%details?
* DreamWithinADream: ''Magic Fire''Fire'' %%details?



* FakingTheDead: ''Falling'', [[spoiler: ''Chain Letter'' (Neal), ''Slumber Party'' (Nicole/Celeste)]], ''Weekend'' [[spoiler: (Bert)]], ''Gimme a Kiss'' [[spoiler: (Jane), ''Scavenger Hunt'' (Joe/Tom)]], ''Fall Into Darkness'' [[spoiler: (Ann)]].
* FetusTerrible: ''The Grave'' was about a young woman who is impregnated by one of TheUndead and killed by being dumped in a freezer. She becomes one of the undead herself and it is revealed that the fetus she is carrying [[spoiler: was specifically bred by a MadScientist to become the antichrist. But by the end it's revealed the MadScientist has failed, the FetusTerrible being more a balance between good and evil who destroys the MadScientist and goes on his merry way.]] Oh, and this book was aimed at teenagers. Really.
** See also ''The Cold One.''

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* FakingTheDead: ''Falling'', [[spoiler: ''Chain FakingTheDead:
** ''Falling''. %%details?
** [[spoiler:''Chain
Letter'' (Neal), ''Slumber (Neal)]]. %%details?
** [[spoiler:''Slumber
Party'' (Nicole/Celeste)]], (Nicole/Celeste)]]. %%details?
**
''Weekend'' [[spoiler: (Bert)]], (Bert)]]. %%details?
**
''Gimme a Kiss'' [[spoiler: (Jane), ''Scavenger (Jane)]]. %%details?
** [[spoiler:''Scavenger
Hunt'' (Joe/Tom)]], (Joe/Tom)]]. %%details?
**
''Fall Into Darkness'' [[spoiler: (Ann)]].
(Ann)]]. %%details?
* FetusTerrible: FetusTerrible:
**
''The Grave'' was about a young woman who is impregnated by one of TheUndead and killed by being dumped in a freezer. She becomes one of the undead herself and it is revealed that the fetus she is carrying [[spoiler: was specifically bred by a MadScientist to become the antichrist. But by the end it's revealed the MadScientist has failed, the FetusTerrible being more a balance between good and evil who destroys the MadScientist and goes on his merry way.]] Oh, and this book was aimed at teenagers. Really.
** See also ''The Cold One.''One''. %%details?



* GoneHorriblyRight: ''Gimme A Kiss''.
* GoneHorriblyWrong: ''Weekend''. [[spoiler: The poisoned beer was meant for Lena, not Robin.]]
** [[spoiler: In as much as it was meant for anyone. IIRC, if someone hadn't walked in to take the drink while she was still staring at it, she probably wouldn't have given it to anyone. A moment's mad impulse gone horribly wrong.]]
*** Correct. [[spoiler: The culprit put the poison in a glass impulsively during a moment of anger, and when she was walked in on, poured in beer to disguise the smell. Had the other someone not picked up the poisoned beer when the "culprit" had her back turned, she more than likely would have disposed of the poison safely.]]
* GoodGirlsAvoidAbortion: Played with in ''Whisper of Death''.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Used in ''Slumber Party''. [[spoiler: Nell's scars are only on her face, and aren't as severe as Nicole's. Nicole's face is bare of any scars, but the damage is more prevalent on her torso and lower body. She doesn't even have nipples or a belly button anymore, and alludes that the damage is much worse below the belt. Nell is the truly bloodthirsty one, whereas Nicole does a HeelFaceTurn because Nell had been lying to her about the accident.]]
** Shena in ''The Star Group'' is introduced with a badly scarred face after getting sprayed with battery acid which was not immediately wiped off. [[spoiler: Gale did this on purpose to set up Shena as a scapegoat when she finally made her move.]]
* GrandTheftMe: [[spoiler: The Immortal]] and [[spoiler: The Blind Mirror]] use this trope as a twist - without the transferred soul initially remembering their true identity.
** In ''Spellbound'', [[spoiler: how Josies' soul came to be infused with that of a vulture.]]

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* GoneHorriblyRight: ''Gimme A Kiss''.
Kiss''. %%details?
* GoneHorriblyWrong: ''Weekend''. [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The poisoned beer was meant for Lena, not Robin.]]
** [[spoiler: In as much as it was meant for anyone. IIRC, if someone hadn't walked in to take the drink while she was still staring at it, she probably wouldn't have given it to anyone. A moment's mad impulse gone horribly wrong.]]
*** Correct. [[spoiler:
beer. The culprit put the poison in a glass impulsively during a moment of anger, and when she was walked in on, poured in beer to disguise the smell. Had the other someone not picked up the poisoned beer when the "culprit" had her back turned, she more than likely would have disposed of the poison safely. And the person who drank the beer wasn't even the person she'd been thinking of poisoning.]]
* GoodGirlsAvoidAbortion: Played with in ''Whisper of Death''.
Death''. %%details?
* GoodScarsEvilScars: GoodScarsEvilScars:
**
Used in ''Slumber Party''. [[spoiler: Nell's scars are only on her face, and aren't as severe as Nicole's. Nicole's face is bare of any scars, but the damage is more prevalent on her torso and lower body. She doesn't even have nipples or a belly button anymore, and alludes that the damage is much worse below the belt. Nell is the truly bloodthirsty one, whereas Nicole does a HeelFaceTurn because Nell had been lying to her about the accident.]]
** Shena in ''The Star Group'' is introduced with a badly scarred face after getting sprayed with battery acid which was not immediately wiped off. [[spoiler: Gale [[spoiler:Gale did this on purpose to set up Shena as a scapegoat when she finally made her move.]]
* GrandTheftMe: [[spoiler: The Immortal]] GrandTheftMe:
** [[spoiler:''The Immortal'']]
and [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:''The Blind Mirror]] Mirror'']] use this trope as a twist - without the transferred soul initially remembering their true identity.
** In ''Spellbound'', [[spoiler: how [[spoiler:how Josies' soul came to be infused with that of a vulture.]]



* HannibalLecture: in ''Falling'' [[spoiler: the Acid Killer, Gene Banks, has a way of turning the tables on FBI agent Kelly Feinman. Even after Kelly has caught and made him a quadriplegic, she finds herself drawn to him and the revelations he provides her about her character.]] Pike has stated he owes a debt to ''Silence of the Lambs'', and a character in ''Falling'' name-checks Hannibal Lecter.

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* HannibalLecture: in ''Falling'' [[spoiler: the In ''Falling'', [[spoiler:the Acid Killer, Gene Banks, has a way of turning the tables on FBI agent Kelly Feinman. Even after Kelly has caught and made him a quadriplegic, she finds herself drawn to him and the revelations he provides her about her character.]] Pike has stated he owes a debt to ''Silence of the Lambs'', and a character in ''Falling'' name-checks Hannibal Lecter.



* IllGirl: Robin in ''Weekend'', most of the female characters in ''The Midnight Club''. [[spoiler: Robin gets better, two of the girls from ''The Midnight Club'' don't.]]

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* IllGirl: IllGirl:
**
Robin in ''Weekend'', most ''Weekend''. [[spoiler:She gets better.]] %%details?
** Most
of the female characters in ''The Midnight Club''. [[spoiler: Robin gets [[spoiler:They don't get better, two of except the girls from ''The Midnight Club'' don't.]]one who was misdiagnosed in the first place.]] %%details?



** Mitch in ''The Lost Mind''. He's Jennifer's BastardBoyfriend, as well as a chronic gambler who uses Jen to cover his debts with about as much compassion as a rock. When he comes to Jen's house to get the money he needs to pay off a loan shark, his next move is to strip completely naked and sprawl himself out on her bed, thinking some quick sex will help her relax after Crystal's death is made public. Jen is... less than pleased.
** Subverted with Tony in ''Chain Letter''. People are always telling him what an amazing football player he is and he's the best of Grant High's team, but he actually hates football and doesn't get along with his teammates because they have nothing in common. Unfortunately, he realizes that he ''does'' have something of an ego, and said ego blinded him to Neil's feelings because he's so used to enabling Neil's HeroWorship.



** Played straight with Mitch in ''The Lost Mind''. He's Jennifer's BastardBoyfriend, as well as a chronic gambler who uses Jen to cover his debts with about as much compassion as a rock. When he comes to Jen's house to get the money he needs to pay off a loan shark, his next move is to strip completely naked and sprawl himself out on her bed, thinking some quick sex will help her relax after Crystal's death is made public. Jen is... less than pleased.
** Subverted with Tony in ''Chain Letter''. People are always telling him what an amazing football player he is and he's the best of Grant High's team, but he actually hates football and doesn't get along with his teammates because they have nothing in coming. Unfortunately, he realizes that he ''does'' have something of an ego, and said ego blinded him to Neil's feelings because he's so used to enabling Neil's HeroWorship.
* KillItWithFire: [[spoiler: The end of ''Monster'' and ''The Star Group''. Angela Warner kills her turned classmates by blowing up her house, then after she fully loses her human appearance, retains enough sense of self to cause an oil spill into the lake responsible for the transformations and sets it on fire. Shena in ''The Star Group'' used her pryokinesis to destroy Daniel's house after Gale had forced Daniel to kill himself. Shena savored hearing Gale scream from inside.]]

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* KillItWithFire:
** Played straight with Mitch in ''The Lost Mind''. He's Jennifer's BastardBoyfriend, as well as a chronic gambler who uses Jen to cover his debts with about as much compassion as a rock. When he comes to Jen's house to get the money he needs to pay off a loan shark, his next move is to strip completely naked and sprawl himself out on her bed, thinking some quick sex will help her relax after Crystal's death is made public. Jen is... less than pleased.
** Subverted with Tony in ''Chain Letter''. People are always telling him what an amazing football player he is and he's the best of Grant High's team, but he actually hates football and doesn't get along with his teammates because they have nothing in coming. Unfortunately, he realizes that he ''does'' have something of an ego, and said ego blinded him to Neil's feelings because he's so used to enabling Neil's HeroWorship.
* KillItWithFire: [[spoiler: The end of ''Monster'' and ''The Star Group''. Angela
In ''Monster'', [[spoiler:Angela Warner kills her turned classmates by blowing up her house, then after she fully loses her human appearance, retains enough sense of self to cause an oil spill into the lake responsible for the transformations and sets it on fire. Shena in fire]].
** In
''The Star Group'' Group'', [[spoiler:Shena used her pryokinesis pyrokinesis to destroy Daniel's house after Gale had forced Daniel to kill himself. Shena savored hearing Gale scream from inside.]]



* LotusEaterMachine: ''Magic Fire''
* LoveMakesYouEvil: ''Last Act'' and ''Remember Me''.

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* LotusEaterMachine: ''Magic Fire''
Fire'' %%details?
* LoveMakesYouEvil: LoveMakesYouEvil:
**
''Last Act'' and Act''. %%details?
**
''Remember Me''.Me''. %%details?



* MythologyGag: In ''The Star Group'', main character Daniel mentions he's writing a story where the protagonist has just set a giant fire in Los Angeles. He's essentially writing ''Magic Fire''.
** Roxanne and Pepper see ''The Season of Passage'' in ''Whisper of Death'', Shari begins writing ''The Starlight Crystal'', and ''The Listeners'' is mentioned in the second part of the "Collect Call" short story.

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* MythologyGag: MythologyGag:
**
In ''The Star Group'', main character Daniel mentions he's writing a story where the protagonist has just set a giant fire in Los Angeles. He's essentially writing ''Magic Fire''.
** Roxanne and Pepper see ''The Season of Passage'' in ''Whisper of Death'', Death''.
** In one of the ''Remember Me'' sequels,
Shari begins writing ''The Starlight Crystal'', and Crystal''.
**
''The Listeners'' is mentioned in the second part of the "Collect Call" short story. story.



* OhCrapThereAreFanficsOfUs: Used in ''Master of Murder''. An author names his characters after his friends, and then the fanfics become canon (i.e., they happen in RealLife). Hilarity doesn't exactly ensue, being a Pike novel.
** Used again in ''Whisper of Death'', when the main characters discover that a dead classmate had written stories about them using different names, and each one dies as the characters in the story.

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* OhCrapThereAreFanficsOfUs: Used in OhCrapThereAreFanficsOfUs:
** In
''Master of Murder''. An Murder'', an author names his characters after his friends, and then the fanfics become canon (i.e., they happen in RealLife). Hilarity doesn't exactly ensue, being a Pike novel.
** Used again in In ''Whisper of Death'', when the main characters discover that a dead classmate had written stories about them using different names, and each one dies as the characters in the story.



** ''Magic Fire'', obviously.

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** ''Magic Fire'', obviously.Fire''. %%details?



* PoorCommunicationKills: ''Last Act'' and ''Sati''.

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* PoorCommunicationKills: PoorCommunicationKills:
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''Last Act'' and ''Sati''.Act''. %%details?
** ''Sati''. %%details?



* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: In both ''Last Act'' and ''Monster''.

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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: In both ReasonableAuthorityFigure:
**
''Last Act'' and ''Monster''.Act''. %%details?
** ''Monster''. %%details?



* RecycledScript: ''Weekend'' and ''Slumber Party'' are both about a group of friends spending the weekend in some isolated location, and both groups share a dark secret from their past involving a former friend who was badly injured. The villain of the book is revealed to be someone out for revenge.

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* RecycledScript: RecycledScript:
**
''Weekend'' and ''Slumber Party'' are both about a group of friends spending the weekend in some isolated location, and both groups share a dark secret from their past involving a former friend who was badly injured. The villain of the book is revealed to be someone out for revenge.



* TheScapegoat: [[spoiler: Gale set Shena up as this by deliberately scarring her and feigning innocence. She then set Sal up as Jimmy's murderer by saying so to the police, leading to Sal getting shot in the back.]]

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* TheScapegoat: [[spoiler: Gale In ''The Star Group'', [[spoiler:Gale set Shena up as this by deliberately scarring her and feigning innocence. She then set Sal up as Jimmy's murderer by saying so to the police, leading to Sal getting shot in the back.]]



* SetRightWhatOnceWasWrong: ''See You Later'' and ''The Eternal Enemy''.

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* SetRightWhatOnceWasWrong: SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong:
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''See You Later'' and Later''. %%details?
**
''The Eternal Enemy''.Enemy''. %%details?



* StoryWithinAStory: Used numerous times in some of Pike's novels. ''Weekend'', ''Last Act'', ''The Midnight Club'', ''Whisper of Death'', ''Remember Me 3'', ''Master of Murder'', and ''Road to Nowhere''.

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* StoryWithinAStory: Used numerous times in some of Pike's novels. ''Weekend'', StoryWithinAStory:
** ''Weekend''. %%details?
**
''Last Act'', Act''. %%details?
**
''The Midnight Club'', Club''. %%details?
**
''Whisper of Death'', Death''. %%details?
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''Remember Me 3'', 3''. %%details?
**
''Master of Murder'', and Murder''. %%details?
**
''Road to Nowhere''.Nowhere''. %%details?



* ThisIsMyStory: Shari in ''Remember Me'', particularly the last lines of the book.
** Rela in ''The Eternal Enemy'', Paige in ''The Starlight Crystal'', and Roxanne in ''Whisper of Death''.
* TokenShipping: Sal and Terri in ''The Star Group''.

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* ThisIsMyStory: ThisIsMyStory:
**
Shari in ''Remember Me'', particularly the last lines of the book.
** Rela in ''The Eternal Enemy'', Enemy''.
**
Paige in ''The Starlight Crystal'', and Crystal''.
**
Roxanne in ''Whisper of Death''.
* TokenShipping: Sal and Terri in ''The Star Group''. %%details?
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See ''[[{{Literature/Witch}} Witch]]'' and ''Literature/TheLastVampire'' for his works.



!!Tropes in his works:

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!!Works by Christopher Pike with their own pages include:
* ''Literature/TheLastVampire''
* ''[[{{Literature/Witch}} Witch]]''

!!Tropes in his works:other works include:



* {{Badass}}: Sita, protagonist of ''The Last Vampire'' series, routinely slaughters small armies single-handedly, with anything from her personal collection of assault weapons to her bare hands.
** However, as the series goes on Sita's Badass-ness gets a tad silly. What use is a character who can take on anything and brags about it endlessly? Especially with how ineffectual most of the villains are.



* BalanceBetweenGoodAndEvil: ''The Last Vampire'' series explains that {{God}} created evil, because without it people were complacent and couldn't become truly good.



* BringMyRedJacket: Occurs in [[{{Literature/Witch}} Witch]]. Julia has a vision of [[spoiler:Jim dying in a gas station, and his red jacket is very prominant in the vision. Unable to deter him from going into the gas station, Julia makes him change into a white jacket. How that will help is questionable, but hey, it's a Pike book. Anyway, Jim is shot, and his bleeding turns the white jacket red, fulfilling both points of the vision.]] Doesn't fate suck?



* ChivalrousPervert: A favourite of Pike's in his novels: the ''Final Friends'' series (Bubba); ''Monster'' (Kevin); [[{{Literature/Witch}} Witch]] (Randy); ''The Eternal Enemy'' (Ed).

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* ChivalrousPervert: A favourite of Pike's in his novels: the ''Final Friends'' series (Bubba); ''Monster'' (Kevin); [[{{Literature/Witch}} Witch]] (Randy); ''The Eternal Enemy'' (Ed).



* DefrostingIceQueen: Julia's aunt in ''Witch'' is presented as a very cold and stern woman, very unlike Julia's mother. By the end of the novel, she's softened considerably.



* ExpressDelivery: Occurs in ''The Grave'' and ''The Last Vampire 4: Phantom.''



** Subverted in ''The Last Vampire'' series. [[spoiler: Kalika is, like her namesake goddess Kali, a True Neutral who is woefully misunderstood by everyone, including Sita.]]



** Averted with Randy in ''Witch'' and Jimmy in ''The Star Group''. Randy has jerkish moments but he's an okay guy, and Jimmy's pretty nice too, but he has issues with Gale over her scarring.

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** Averted with Randy in ''Witch'' and Jimmy in ''The Star Group''. Randy has jerkish moments but he's an okay guy, and Jimmy's pretty nice too, nice, but he has issues with Gale over her scarring.



* OurVampiresAreDifferent: In ''The Last Vampire'' series, old vampires (5000 years or so) can walk about in sunlight; they don't have fangs and must manually cut open a vein in order to drink blood; and Alisa/Sita in particular can [[spoiler:survive a stake in the heart; and is a close personal friend of Krishna, as the vampires of this series have a connection with Hinduism.]]
** In ''The Season of Passage'' and ''Monster'' the [[spoiler:vampires originate from Mars, people on Earth being infected by a virus from that planet.]]

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* OurVampiresAreDifferent: In ''The Last Vampire'' series, old vampires (5000 years or so) can walk about in sunlight; they don't have fangs and must manually cut open a vein in order to drink blood; and Alisa/Sita in particular can [[spoiler:survive a stake in the heart; and is a close personal friend of Krishna, as the vampires of this series have a connection with Hinduism.]]
**
In ''The Season of Passage'' and ''Monster'' the [[spoiler:vampires originate from Mars, people on Earth being infected by a virus from that planet.]]



* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: In ''Witch''. Julia's heart and mind are clouded by thoughts of revenge after Scott is gravely injured.



* SoftWater: Subverted in ''The Last Vampire'' series. When someone gets thrown off a 10-story(ish) building into a deep swimming pool, they die. Effectively being pulpified in fact. The thrower, apparently finding this amusing, proceeds to get rid of all her opposition in the same way. The main character only survives because she's a vampire, though she's still very badly injured.



* VampireFiction: ''The Last Vampire'' series.
* VegetarianVampire: In ''The Last Vampire'' series Alisa/Sita will drink the blood of people she has to kill because, well, why let it go to waste? But, she has the power to control people and wipe their memories, and will avoid killing them if possible - drinking only some of their blood, then wiping their memory. In ''Monster'' most [[spoiler:of the vampires kill for blood. However Angela Warner, by the end of the novel, learns to avoid humans and will only kill animals.]]

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* VampireFiction: ''The Last Vampire'' series.
* VegetarianVampire: In ''The Last Vampire'' series Alisa/Sita will drink the blood of people she has to kill because, well, why let it go to waste? But, she has the power to control people and wipe their memories, and will avoid killing them if possible - drinking only some of their blood, then wiping their memory. In ''Monster'' most [[spoiler:of the vampires kill for blood. However Angela Warner, by the end of the novel, learns to avoid humans and will only kill animals.]]



* YourVampiresSuck: In ''The Last Vampire'' Sita possesses few of the traditional weaknesses. She sometimes has the "what about crosses, garlic, running water, coffin?" conversation with humans she reveals herself to. She can even stand the sunlight, though she explains she couldn't really do this until she'd aged a few THOUSAND years. Vampires in this series were first created when a demon (a yakshini) was summoned and possessed the corpse of a baby who was still inside its dead mother's womb.
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** Happens to the Caretaker twice in ''Chain Letter 2: The Ancient Evil''. [[spoiler: Joan's task is to give Tony a loaded gun and Brenda's severed finger. Tony's task to blow Alison's brains out. What the Caretaker did not expect would be that A: Alison would take the choice from Tony and shoot ''herself'' so he wouldn't have to, and B: that Joan would give Tony a gun filled with ''blanks''.]]

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** Happens to the Caretaker twice in ''Chain Letter 2: The Ancient Evil''. [[spoiler: Joan's task is to give Tony a loaded gun and Brenda's severed finger. Tony's task is to blow Alison's brains out. What the Caretaker did not expect would be that A: Alison would take the choice from Tony and shoot ''herself'' so he wouldn't have to, and B: that Joan would give Tony a gun filled with ''blanks''.]]



* XanatosGambit: The premise of the original ''Chain Letter'' and the Caretaker's overall plan for the group. As it's pointed out, the seven kids can either go through with the tasks and do something degrading and humiliating, or they can be punished if they don't follow through. And if they try to tell anyone about the man they killed that last summer, the Caretaker will expose them all, but even telling someone about the man would have the same end result. They're screwed no matter what they do.

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* XanatosGambit: The premise of the original ''Chain Letter'' and the Caretaker's overall plan for the group. As it's pointed out, the seven kids can either go through with the tasks and do something degrading and humiliating, or they can be punished if they don't follow through. And if they try to tell anyone about the Caretaker, he'll expose the death of the man they killed that last summer, the Caretaker will expose them all, but even telling someone about the man would have the same end result. They're screwed no matter what they do.
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* OutGambitted: Used in ''Weekend''. [[spoiler: Lena purposefully gave the wrong date on the invitations but made sure those who were at the party where Robin drank insect poison came, with the intent to discover who actually gave Robin the poison. She drugs them, locks them in a room (herself included) filled with venom-less rattlesnakes, and uses a recording of her dubbed voice to interrogate them. She hadn't expected on A: Bert turning up alive after everyone believed he was killed in the garage explosion, and B: the group bringing Flynn, who reveals himself to be Robin's biological brother Michael. He planned to figure out who poisoned Robin himself, but at the same time to determine if he felt comfortable enough to give Robin one of his kidneys for a transplant. He wasn't going to just give an organ to a complete stranger, especially a sister he never even knew existed until just recently.]]

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Used in ''Weekend''. [[spoiler: Lena purposefully gave the wrong date on the invitations but made sure those who were at the party where Robin drank insect poison came, with the intent to discover who actually gave Robin the poison. She drugs them, locks them in a room (herself included) filled with venom-less rattlesnakes, and uses a recording of her dubbed voice to interrogate them. She hadn't expected on A: Bert turning up alive after everyone believed he was killed in the garage explosion, and B: the group bringing Flynn, who reveals himself to be Robin's biological brother Michael. He planned to figure out who poisoned Robin himself, but at the same time to determine if he felt comfortable enough to give Robin one of his kidneys for a transplant. He wasn't going to just give an organ to a complete stranger, especially a sister he never even knew existed until just recently.]]
** Happens to the Caretaker twice in ''Chain Letter 2: The Ancient Evil''. [[spoiler: Joan's task is to give Tony a loaded gun and Brenda's severed finger. Tony's task to blow Alison's brains out. What the Caretaker did not expect would be that A: Alison would take the choice from Tony and shoot ''herself'' so he wouldn't have to, and B: that Joan would give Tony a gun filled with ''blanks''.
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* SpannerInTheWorks: Joan in the second ''Chain Letter'' book. [[spoiler: When she's told that her task is to give Tony a loaded gun, which he's then told he must use to kill Alison, Joan realized nothing good would come of giving the gun to Tony but fearing death, she gave him a gun that was filled with blanks. Joan saved Alison and Tony's lives which is especially ironic because she's particularly bitter towards them and she was DemotedToExtra in this book.]]
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** Subverted with Tony in ''Chain Letter''. People are always telling him what an amazing football player he is and he's the best of Grant High's team, but he actually hates football and doesn't get along with his teammates because they have nothing in coming. Unfortunately, he realizes that he ''does'' have something of an ego, and said ego blinded him to Neil's feelings because he's so used to enabling Neil's HeroWorship.


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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: In ''Chain Letter'', Brenda's tasks from the Caretaker involve insulting her teachers. Her first task has her telling the drama teacher he's the worst director in the world, and for the second she needs to tell ''every'' teacher to go to hell individually. Both times she gets a bit too into it, and during the second task she basically starts an in-class revolt against a particularly nasty English teacher.


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* XanatosGambit: The premise of the original ''Chain Letter'' and the Caretaker's overall plan for the group. As it's pointed out, the seven kids can either go through with the tasks and do something degrading and humiliating, or they can be punished if they don't follow through. And if they try to tell anyone about the man they killed that last summer, the Caretaker will expose them all, but even telling someone about the man would have the same end result. They're screwed no matter what they do.
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