History Literature / AlexRider

25th Aug '17 6:14:09 PM nombretomado
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* TheNewRussia: A ''very'' negative interpretation with Nikolei Drevin, the BigBad of ''Ark Angel'', who [[spoiler: built his fortune after TheGreatPoliticsMessUp by cooperating with not just TheMafiya but other criminal organizations including the {{Yakuza}} and [[TheTriadsAndTheTongs the Chinese triads]]; Joe Byrne flat-out calls him "the biggest criminal in the world".]]
23rd Aug '17 2:51:25 PM Uyyy
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** Conrad threatens to [[spoiler: put Alex through a sugar mill's crusher if he doesn't talk]] at one point in ''Skeleton Key''. [[spoiler: Sarov stops him in time, thankfully.]]
15th Aug '17 3:08:42 PM MartineBrooke
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** Yu wastes precious time [[spoiler:allowing Ash to explain his betrayal]], giving Alex critical time to wait for reinforcements and thwart his plot. He also [[KillHimAlready doesn't kill Alex when he's captured]], even though his OrganTheft plan in no way requires Alex to be alive aside from [[ColdBloodedTorture making him suffer]].

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** Yu wastes precious time [[spoiler:allowing Ash to explain his betrayal]], giving Alex critical time to wait for reinforcements and thwart his plot. He also [[KillHimAlready doesn't kill Alex when he's captured]], even though his OrganTheft plan in no way requires Alex to be alive aside from [[ColdBloodedTorture making him suffer]].
14th Aug '17 9:03:46 AM draph91
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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 by falling nickels, getting sucked into the engine of Air Force One with the remains being described as a "cloud of red 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[[note]]Literally![[/note]] death of them all: floating 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 by falling nickels, quarters, getting sucked into the engine of Air Force One with the remains being described as a "cloud of red 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[[note]]Literally![[/note]] death of them all: floating backwards into a zero-g floating knife which impales him through the back of his head. Anthony Horowitz is one sick individual.
14th Aug '17 9:02:34 AM draph91
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* DeathByMaterialism: Literally played straight in ''Eagle Strike'' when Charlie Roper is trapped inside a bottle-shaped room and then killed when [[spoiler:Damian Cray]] fills the room with two million dollars worth of nickels (the two million dollars Roper was due to be paid for betraying his country). In other words, ''40,000,000 nickels.''

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* DeathByMaterialism: Literally played straight in ''Eagle Strike'' when Charlie Roper is trapped inside a bottle-shaped room and then killed when [[spoiler:Damian Cray]] fills the room with two million dollars worth of nickels quarters (the two million dollars Roper was due to be paid for betraying his country). In other words, ''40,000,000 nickels.''8,000,000 quarters.''
14th Aug '17 8:31:22 AM draph91
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** Subverted with [[spoiler:Ash]]; while he is truly regretful on Alex revealing he figured out that [[spoiler:Ash was TheMole for ASIS, actually working for Scorpia, showed no qualms about getting Alex involved in a spy operation that nearly ends up fatal. Ash is also forced to reveal that he's the one who killed Alex's parents by planting a bomb in their plane.]] He does offer Alex a way out without telling him the truth, but Alex stays because [[spoiler:he wants to no more about his father.]]

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** Subverted with [[spoiler:Ash]]; while he is truly regretful on Alex revealing he figured out that [[spoiler:Ash was TheMole for ASIS, actually working for Scorpia, showed no qualms about getting Alex involved in a spy operation that nearly ends up fatal. Ash is also forced to reveal that he's the one who killed Alex's parents by planting a bomb in their plane.]] He does offer Alex a way out without telling him the truth, but Alex stays because [[spoiler:he wants to no know more about his father.]]
14th Aug '17 8:25:22 AM draph91
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* {{Expy}}: The series contains several expies (ranging from thinly-veiled to better concealed) of various celebrities and politicians. It can be said that Damian Cray is basically an evil Elton John. [CompositeCharacter: or one of those vegans [[RuleOfCautiousEditingAndJudgment (the unbearably self-righteous kind though.)]]]], Due to his penchant for vivisection and his admiration of [[UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler Hitler]], [[CloningBlues Dr]]. [[MadDoctor Grief]] may be an expy of [[ThoseWackyNazis Josef]] [[MadDoctor Mengele]].

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* {{Expy}}: The series contains several expies (ranging from thinly-veiled to better concealed) of various celebrities and politicians. It can be said that Damian Cray is basically an evil Elton John. [CompositeCharacter: CompositeCharacter: [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment or one of those vegans [[RuleOfCautiousEditingAndJudgment vegans (the unbearably self-righteous kind though.)]]]], )]], Due to his penchant for vivisection and his admiration of [[UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler Hitler]], [[CloningBlues Dr]]. [[MadDoctor Grief]] may be an expy of [[ThoseWackyNazis Josef]] [[MadDoctor Mengele]].
23rd Jul '17 9:37:46 PM Uyyy
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** Yu wastes precious time [[spoiler:allowing Ash to explain his betrayal]], giving Alex critical time to wait for reinforcements and thwart his plot.

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** Yu wastes precious time [[spoiler:allowing Ash to explain his betrayal]], giving Alex critical time to wait for reinforcements and thwart his plot. He also [[KillHimAlready doesn't kill Alex when he's captured]], even though his OrganTheft plan in no way requires Alex to be alive aside from [[ColdBloodedTorture making him suffer]].
28th Jun '17 11:41:58 PM Scabbard
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** In ''Skeleton Key'' when [[spoiler: Conrad]] places [[spoiler: Alex]] on a Sugar Grinder conveyor belt and threatens to grind him up if he doesn't talk. At first [[spoiler: Alex]] attempts to lie but once that fails he spills everything. [[spoiler: Conrad]] [[ObviouslyEvil being the guy that he is,]] decides to... [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness grind him him up anyways.]] [[spoiler: Alex is only saved when Sarov interrupts.]].

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** In ''Skeleton Key'' when [[spoiler: Conrad]] places [[spoiler: Alex]] on a Sugar Grinder conveyor belt and threatens to grind him up if he doesn't talk. At first [[spoiler: Alex]] attempts to lie but once that fails he spills everything. [[spoiler: Conrad]] [[ObviouslyEvil being the guy that he is,]] decides to... [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness grind him him up anyways.]] [[spoiler: Alex is only saved when Sarov interrupts.]].interrupts]].
28th Jun '17 11:35:53 PM Scabbard
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* KickTheSonOfABitch: Master Yu forces a dying [[spoiler:Ash]] to reveal to Alex that [[spoiler:Ash was actually a Scorpia agent. Alex mentions that he had already figured it out, but he hadn't learned that [[spoiler:Ash killed his parents, as part of his initiation into Scorpia.]]

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* KickTheSonOfABitch: Master Yu forces a dying [[spoiler:Ash]] to reveal to Alex that [[spoiler:Ash was actually a Scorpia agent. agent]]. Alex mentions that he had already figured it out, but he hadn't learned that [[spoiler:Ash killed his parents, as part of his initiation into Scorpia.]]Scorpia]].
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