History Creator / DeanKoontz

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* ''Literature/StrangeHighways'' (1995)
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* HumanDisguise: The antagonist of "Hardshell" from ''Strange Highways'' is a shapeshifting EldrtichAbomination serial killer that masquerades as a human so he can kill his victims without trouble. [[spoiler: Unfortunately, the cop pursuing him is one, also.]]

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* HumanDisguise: The antagonist of "Hardshell" from ''Strange Highways'' is a shapeshifting EldrtichAbomination EldritchAbomination serial killer that masquerades as a human so he can kill his victims without trouble. [[spoiler: Unfortunately, the cop pursuing him is one, also.]]
12th Apr '18 9:42:54 PM Discord_and_Dine
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* HumanDisguise: The antagonist of "Hardshell" from ''Strange Highways'' is a shapeshifting EldrtichAbomination serial killer that masquerades as a human so he can kill his victims without trouble. [[spoiler: Unfortunately, the cop pursuing him is one, also.]]
5th Apr '18 7:03:46 PM twingle93
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* ForTheEvulz: Many of the villains' motivation in Koontz's later works is this. In ''Innocence'', the heroes uncover a secret conspiracy of the richest and wealthiest people who go to extreme lengths (costing millions of dollars) to acquire beloved and unique and beautiful pieces of art, only so that they can set them on fire in a private ceremony.



** Mostly averted in the later books. Koontz once said in [[http://reason.com/archives/1996/11/01/contemplating-evil an interview]] that he considers FreudianExcuse trope to be gross oversimplification, and prefers to concentrate on evil resulting from conscious choices.
* FromASingleCell

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** Mostly averted in the later books. Koontz once said in [[http://reason.com/archives/1996/11/01/contemplating-evil an interview]] that he considers FreudianExcuse trope to be gross oversimplification, and prefers to concentrate on evil resulting from conscious choices.
* FromASingleCell
choices, so ForTheEvulz became their motivation.
27th Jan '18 7:54:20 PM Exxolon
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->''"Writing a novel is like making love, but it's also like having a tooth pulled. Pleasure and pain. Sometimes it's like making love while having a tooth pulled."''
4th Jan '18 8:46:44 PM MackWylde
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* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVsCynicism: Surprisingly his work actually hits hard on the idealism end.
5th Sep '17 5:01:14 PM Mdumas43073
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Dean Koontz is an American author, born on July 9, 1945. He is known for writing suspense thrillers, many of which also contain elements of horror, action, science fiction, romance and satire.

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Dean Ray Koontz (born July 9, 1945) is an American author, born on July 9, 1945. He is author known for writing suspense thrillers, many of which also contain elements of horror, action, science fiction, romance and satire.
8th Aug '17 6:45:59 AM jormis29
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6th Aug '17 4:01:40 AM erforce
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* ''Literature/TheBadPlace''
* ''Literature/DemonSeed''
* ''Literature/FalseMemory''
* ''Literature/{{Hideaway}}''
* ''Literature/{{Lightning}}''
* ''Literature/OddThomas''
* ''Literature/{{Phantoms}}''
* ''Literature/TheTaking''

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* ''Literature/TheBadPlace''
''Literature/DemonSeed'' (1973)
* ''Literature/DemonSeed''
''Literature/{{Phantoms}}'' (1983)
* ''Literature/FalseMemory''
''Literature/{{Lightning}}'' (1988)
* ''Literature/{{Hideaway}}''
''Literature/TheBadPlace'' (1991)
* ''Literature/{{Lightning}}''
''Literature/{{Hideaway}}'' (1992)
* ''Literature/OddThomas''
''Literature/FalseMemory'' (1999)
* ''Literature/{{Phantoms}}''
''Literature/OddThomas'' (2003-2015)
* ''Literature/TheTaking''
''Literature/TheTaking'' (2004)
2nd Aug '17 12:01:39 PM erforce
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* ''Literature/{{Hideaway}}''



* AngstComa: In ''Hideaway,'' [[spoiler:Regina]] is being held captive by Vassago. She imagines being in a beautiful bedroom that smells like roses, where nothing from the outside world can get in and harm her. She is unresponsive to all physical stimuli while in this state. Thankfully, she comes out of the catatonia a few days after being rescued.



* HellSeeker: In ''Hideaway'', the SerialKiller antagonist calls himself Vassago, believing he is the human incarnation of one of the demon princes of Hell and that by hideously murdering enough people, he will be allowed to return to Hell at Satan's right hand. After killing them, he arranges their corpses in ways that symbolically/artistically represent the sins he fancies they committed, but truly knows the reason for doing this has [[ForTheEvulz nothing to do]] with punishing the guilty. Its also hinted at that [[spoiler: his beliefs of demon heritage may not be so delusional after all]]
** John Joseph Randolph of ''Seize the Night'' not only wants to go to Hell, but seeks to take everyone else with him.

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* HellSeeker: In ''Hideaway'', the SerialKiller antagonist calls himself Vassago, believing he is the human incarnation of one of the demon princes of Hell and that by hideously murdering enough people, he will be allowed to return to Hell at Satan's right hand. After killing them, he arranges their corpses in ways that symbolically/artistically represent the sins he fancies they committed, but truly knows the reason for doing this has [[ForTheEvulz nothing to do]] with punishing the guilty. Its also hinted at that [[spoiler: his beliefs of demon heritage may not be so delusional after all]]
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John Joseph Randolph of ''Seize the Night'' not only wants to go to Hell, but seeks to take everyone else with him.



* LittleMissSnarker: Lelani Klonk, disabled in body but wise beyond her years. Same goes for Regina in Hideaway. Thelma Ackerson from ''Literature/{{Lightning}}'', who is twelve when we meet her, also counts. She grows up to be a standup comic.

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* LittleMissSnarker: LittleMissSnarker:
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Lelani Klonk, disabled in body but wise beyond her years. Same goes for Regina in Hideaway. years.
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Thelma Ackerson from ''Literature/{{Lightning}}'', who is twelve when we meet her, also counts. She grows up to be a standup comic.



* PapaWolf: If a male protagonist has a kid, god help any madman or monster who threatens them. Notable examples are Jimmy Tock from ''Life Expectancy'', and Hatch Harrison from ''Hideaway''.

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* PapaWolf: If a male protagonist has a kid, god help any madman or monster who threatens them. Notable examples are example is Jimmy Tock from ''Life Expectancy'', and Hatch Harrison from ''Hideaway''.Expectancy''.



* ThePowerOfFriendship
* ThePowerOfLove
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* PsychicDreamsForEveryone

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** In ''Hideaway'', Vassago calls Regina things like "baby," "precious," and "sweet little lamb," as he's [[spoiler:taking her to an abandoned amusement park where he plans to kill and dismember her]].
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