History Literature / AlexRider

28th Aug '16 7:07:46 PM NotThisThing
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** The main villain of ''Snakehead'', meanwhile, is killed by having every bone in his body smashed to bits by the vibrations of a bomb going off underwater as he's riding a jet-ski. The result is described as still looking like a human for roughly half a second before collapsing into an unrecognisable heap of skin and gore.

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** The main villain of ''Snakehead'', meanwhile, is killed by having every bone in his body smashed to bits by the vibrations of a bomb going off underwater as he's riding away in a jet-ski.yacht. The result is described as still looking like a human for roughly half a second before collapsing into an unrecognisable heap of skin and gore.
28th Aug '16 7:06:56 PM NotThisThing
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** The books, have had some very graphic and almost cringe-worthy deaths. Some of these include being stung to death by a Portuguese man-o-war, being blown up in a helicopter by a flying snowmobile, being impaled by a set of underwater spikes, having their back broken by a large magnet because of all the metal in their body and then drowning because of the weight, being crushed in a giant bottle with falling quarters, getting sucked into the engine of Air Force One with the remains being described as a "cloud of red gas", being sent back to Earth from space after being hit with a giant fireball, being crushed by a falling hot air balloon platform, having a hole blown in their chest by a medallion made of cesium while showering, having the top half of their plane fall on them before it explodes, and the most out there death of them all, when Kaspar is suspended in zero gravity, helpless as he floats backwards into a zero-g floating knife which impales him through the back of his head. Anthony Horowitz is one sick individual.

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** The books, have had some very graphic and almost cringe-worthy deaths. Some of these include being stung to death by a Portuguese man-o-war, falling sixty stories down an elevator shaft, being blown up in a helicopter by a flying snowmobile, being impaled by a set of underwater spikes, having their back broken by a large magnet because of all the metal in their body and then drowning because of the weight, being crushed in a giant bottle with by falling quarters, nickels, getting sucked into the engine of Air Force One with the remains being described as a "cloud of red gas", gas," being stung by a suitcase full of scorpions, being sent back to Earth from space after being hit with a giant fireball, being crushed by a falling hot air balloon platform, having a hole blown in their chest by a medallion made of cesium while showering, having the top half of their plane fall on them before it explodes, and the most out there out-there[[note]]Literally![[/note]] death of them all, when Kaspar is suspended in zero gravity, helpless as he floats all: floating backwards into a zero-g floating knife which impales him through the back of his head. Anthony Horowitz is one sick individual.



** In the first chapter of Crocodile Tears alone, a devastating nuclear disaster is set off. We hear what happens to those in the room the first explosion is triggered. Graphically. ''The first chapter''.
** The BigBad of ''Scorpia Rising'' melting in a pile of ''salt''?

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** In the first chapter of Crocodile Tears alone, a devastating nuclear disaster is set off. We hear what happens to those in the room the first explosion is triggered. Graphically. ''The first chapter''.
chapter''. (Then the book's Dragon gets eaten by crocodiles, and the BigBad himself gets blown up by a drum full of jet fuel. Really, child's play for Horowitz.)
** The BigBad Dragon of ''Scorpia Rising'' melting gets stung by a scorpion AND smashed in the nose with a gun AND breaks his neck in a fall. Of course Horowitz one-ups that with the book's BigBad ''cooking from the inside out in a pile of ''salt''?salt.''
28th Aug '16 7:01:23 PM NotThisThing
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* PunnyName: Lots. Horowitz has [[WordOfGod confirmed]] that since the series takes a lot of inspiration from Bond, several female characters have punny names (though since this is a young adult series, obviously teen-friendly ones). Sabina Pleasure ("it's been a pleasure") is the most notable; others include Fiona Friend ("phone a friend"), Tamara Knight ("tomorrow night"), and Diana Meacher ("dying to meet you").
** It's not just females: the BigBad of ''Stormbreaker'', Herod Sayle, is a pun on "Harrods sale."
** There's an unintentional one in ''Crocodile Tears'', as jerkass journalist Harry Bulman is certainly a "horrible man." However Horowitz named him after [[https://twitter.com/AnthonyHorowitz/status/768897527005454337 a friend of his son.]]
19th Aug '16 11:12:29 AM NotThisThing
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*** It is actually mentioned beforehand ("...a plastic chute for debris") when Alex first arrives at the house in question.
24th Jul '16 4:29:59 PM SenorYee
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** Dr. Grief wants to perform an anaesthetized vivisection on Alex. In layman's terms, he wants to ''[[{{Squick}} give his class a biology lesson]]'' using Alex ''while he's still awake''. You may now vomit and shudder. [[invoked]]

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** Dr. Grief wants to perform an anaesthetized vivisection on Alex. In layman's terms, he wants to ''[[{{Squick}} give his class a biology lesson]]'' using Alex ''while he's still awake''. You may now vomit and shudder. [[invoked]]



** The books, have had some very graphic and almost cringe-worthy deaths. Some of these include being stung to death by a Portuguese man-o-war, being blown up in a helicopter by a flying snowmobile, being impaled by a set of underwater spikes, having their back broken by a large magnet because of all the metal in their body and then drowning because of the weight, being crushed in a giant bottle with FREAKING QUARTERS, getting sucked into the engine of Air Force One with the remains being described as a "cloud of red gas", being sent back to Earth from space after being hit with a giant fireball, being crushed by a falling hot air balloon platform, having a hole blown in their chest by a medallion made of cesium while showering, having the top half of their plane fall on them before it explodes, and the most out there death of them all, when Kaspar is suspended in zero gravity, helpless as he floats backwards into a zero-g floating knife which impales him through the back of his head. Anthony Horowitz is one sick individual.

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** The books, have had some very graphic and almost cringe-worthy deaths. Some of these include being stung to death by a Portuguese man-o-war, being blown up in a helicopter by a flying snowmobile, being impaled by a set of underwater spikes, having their back broken by a large magnet because of all the metal in their body and then drowning because of the weight, being crushed in a giant bottle with FREAKING QUARTERS, falling quarters, getting sucked into the engine of Air Force One with the remains being described as a "cloud of red gas", being sent back to Earth from space after being hit with a giant fireball, being crushed by a falling hot air balloon platform, having a hole blown in their chest by a medallion made of cesium while showering, having the top half of their plane fall on them before it explodes, and the most out there death of them all, when Kaspar is suspended in zero gravity, helpless as he floats backwards into a zero-g floating knife which impales him through the back of his head. Anthony Horowitz is one sick individual.
18th Jul '16 3:16:53 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Scorpia's retirement present, such as for retiring founder Max Grendel, is a suitcase filled with poisonous, deadly scorpions. Zeljan Kurst also stages snipers for those who retire and then threaten to kill him.
17th Jul '16 11:35:54 AM cwickham
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* DubInducedPlotHole: In the US printing of ''Skeleton Key'', the names of the two CIA agents, Turner and Troy, were changed for unknown reasons. They are mentioned in passing three books later in ''Ark Angel'', but the renaming was forgotten about and their original names were used, which would have been confusing for anyone not aware of the change.
30th May '16 4:34:32 AM Wuz
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* [[spoiler: Agents Troy and Carver]] get ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice underwater and then their bodies are eaten by sharks.

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* ** [[spoiler: Agents Troy and Carver]] get ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice underwater and then their bodies are eaten by sharks.
27th May '16 2:23:27 PM acrobox
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* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Alex's been through a lot of crap, but he still manages to be [[BadAss Bad Ass]].

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* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Alex's been through a lot of crap, but he still manages to be [[BadAss Bad Ass]].Ass.
27th May '16 5:52:05 AM foxley
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* TheCavalry: In ''Skeleton Key'', Alex is about to be killed by TheDragon when the Russian navy storm the base. Although Alex still has to defeat TheDragon by himself, the raid provides the necessary distraction for him to do so, and disposes of the rest of Sarov's {{Mooks}}.
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