History Literature / ANightInTheLonesomeOctober

4th Nov '16 6:42:40 PM SamuraiMarmoset
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* SoleSurvivor: At the end of the book, Crazy Jill is the only opener to still be definitively alive (Nightwind and Tekela's fates are left unresolved).

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* SoleSurvivor: At the end of the book, Crazy Jill is and Graymalk are the only opener openers to still be definitively alive (Nightwind and Tekela's fates are left unresolved).
31st Oct '16 6:27:43 PM SamuraiMarmoset
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* TheAlcoholic: Rastov is always drinking whenever we see him. Quicklime says [[spoiler: after Rastov's death]] that he drank so heavily because he "felt everything" and the alcohol numbed the pain he felt because of it.



* AndCallHimGeorge: The "[[FrankensteinsMonster experiment man]]", although they manage to explain that Kitty would like to be put down now, please, before he does the kitty any permanent harm.

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* AndCallHimGeorge: The "[[FrankensteinsMonster experiment man]]", although they manage to explain that Kitty would like to be put down now, please, before he does the kitty any permanent harm.harm


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* BigBad: Vicar Roberts quickly establishes himself as the main antagonist, being the most visible and hostile antagonist, and the clear leader of the openers who remain at the end of the month.


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* FaceHeelTurn: Played with; after Rastov's death, his snake familiar Quicklime tells Snuff and Graymalk that the Druid Owen (an opener) had apparently successfully talked Rastov into switching sides. However, this is defied when Owen himself gets killed, and Owen's familiar Cheeter tells Snuff and Gray that though Owen ''tried'' to get Rastov to switch sides, Rastov ultimately refused to do so.


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* HeroAntagonist: The Great Detective is just trying to solve a series of unusual crimes being committed in and around London, [[spoiler: though late in the book he comes to realize there are supernatural forces at play, and is sympathetic to Snuff and Larry Talbot.]]


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* NeckSnap: [[spoiler: How the Count kills Morris and [=McCab=] during the final ceremony; he snaps both their necks simultaneously.]]


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* PayEvilUntoEvil: [[spoiler: Vicar Roberts, an opener, murders Rastov the Monk, a closer, to try and stack the Game in his side's favour. The Count responds by murdering Owen, another opener, to balance things out, and as a warning to the vicar.]]


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* RedHerring: Early on, the possibility is raised of a secret Player the others don't know about, which is why Snuff's calculations about the location of the rital site seem to be continually off. [[spoiler: There is no secret Player; Bubo the Rat has been faking his and the Good Doctor's involvement in the Game, which is the actual reason Snuff's calculations aren't working.]]


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* SoleSurvivor: At the end of the book, Crazy Jill is the only opener to still be definitively alive (Nightwind and Tekela's fates are left unresolved).


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* ThoseTwoBadGuys: Morris and [=McCab=], Nightwind's masters. They don't get a heck of a lot of characterization beyond being partners and, as we later determine, openers.


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* WildCard: At the beginning of the book, the Good Doctor is this for Snuff; not only can he not figure out what side the Doctor is on, the divinations he tries to perform on him are vague at best, and his attempts to calculate the location of the ceremony site don't work. [[spoiler: Then it turns out the Good Doctor isn't a Wild Card at all, because he's not a Player and doesn't even appear to know about the Game; he just came to the village to work on his experiment in peace and quiet. Bubo, the pack rat that claimed to be his familiar was lying about their involvement in the Game, hence the uncertain divinations and Snuff's calculations being thrown off when he tries to include the Doctor in them.]]
15th Oct '16 2:09:08 PM SorPepita
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* EvilVersusOblivion: [[spoiler:The Count is evil, but he's also on the side of the closers, because he likes the world the way it is.]]

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* EvilVersusOblivion: [[spoiler:The Count is evil, but he's also on the side of the closers, Closers, because he likes the world the way it is.]]



* FemaleFelineMaleMutt: Graymalk and Snuff

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* FemaleFelineMaleMutt: Graymalk and SnuffSnuff.
15th Oct '16 1:50:26 PM SorPepita
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* FriendlyEnemy: the players to each other in general; Snuff and Gray (and their respective masters) in particular.

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* FriendlyEnemy: the The players to each other in general; Snuff and Gray (and their respective masters) in particular.



* YankTheDogsChain: Talbot's finally managed to [[spoiler:concoct a remedy that lets him retain his mind when he transforms, even during a full moon. He uses it to intervene on the side of the Closers ... just in time to get sucked into another dimension full of Lovecraftian horrors.]]

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* YankTheDogsChain: Talbot's finally managed to [[spoiler:concoct a remedy that lets him retain his mind when he transforms, even during a full moon. He uses it to intervene on the side of the Closers ...Closers... just in time to get sucked into another dimension full of Lovecraftian horrors.]]
15th Oct '16 1:38:47 PM SorPepita
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* CatsAreMean: completely averted.

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* CatsAreMean: completely Completely averted.
23rd Dec '15 7:33:15 AM crazysamaritan
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* HellIsThatNoise: The ''dzzp'' noise that Jack's curse makes as it comes down on him. Implied that only Snuff can hear it, or at least is aware of what it means.
15th Oct '15 6:13:39 AM OutrageousSpectre
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* MuggingTheMonster: Trying to show "how to cut" on the man whose curse is materialized in the form of a big knife [[LudicrousGibs may not be very healthy]]. Just a thought.

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* MuggingTheMonster: Trying At one point [[DiabolicalDogcatcher a team of vivisectionists]] try to show "how intimidate a gentleman they suppose has never "never met a man as really knows how to cut" on cut." As it turns out, the man whose curse gentleman is materialized in Jack the form of a big knife [[LudicrousGibs may not be very healthy]]. Just a thought.Ripper. Cue LudicrousGibs.
15th Oct '15 6:06:10 AM OutrageousSpectre
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* MasterOfDisguise: The Great Detective. He uses about half a dozen disguises in the course of the novel, each good enough to fool all the human characters (but not Snuff's nose).

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* MasterOfDisguise: The Great Detective. He uses about half a dozen disguises in the course of the novel, each good enough to fool all the human characters (but not only one of which is good enough to fool Snuff's nose).
16th Sep '15 9:22:58 AM Morgenthaler
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* MustBeInvited: Discussed when Needle the bat is being hunted and asks Snuff for sanctuary.



* VampireInvitation: Discussed when Needle the bat is being hunted and asks Snuff for sanctuary.
27th Jan '15 7:28:00 PM PaulA
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* MassiveMultiplayerCrossover[=/=]MonsterMash[=/=]ReferenceOverdosed: The PublicDomainCharacter[=/=]HistoricalDomainCharacter version. Jack ([[UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper with knife]]) and Jill, [[Franchise/SherlockHolmes Great Detective]], [[UsefulNotes/RasputinTheMadMonk Rastov the Russian Mad Monk]], [[Franchise/{{Frankenstein}} Good Doctor]], [[LawrenceTalbot Larry Talbot]], [[{{Dracula}} Count]], [[Franchise/CthulhuMythos Cthulhu and Co]], and more.

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* MassiveMultiplayerCrossover[=/=]MonsterMash[=/=]ReferenceOverdosed: The PublicDomainCharacter[=/=]HistoricalDomainCharacter version. Jack ([[UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper with knife]]) and Jill, [[Franchise/SherlockHolmes Great Detective]], [[UsefulNotes/RasputinTheMadMonk Rastov the Russian Mad Monk]], [[Franchise/{{Frankenstein}} Good Doctor]], [[LawrenceTalbot [[Film/TheWolfMan1941 Larry Talbot]], [[{{Dracula}} [[{{Film/Dracula1931}} Count]], [[Franchise/CthulhuMythos Cthulhu and Co]], and more.
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