History Literature / BlackDaggerBrotherhood

25th Jan '16 2:24:40 PM thegatorgirl
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* ChildByRape: [[spoiler: Rehvenge, Xhex. Most half-sympaths are stated to be this.]]
10th Oct '15 8:07:18 PM Emmie
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** Serena's disease, the Arrest
10th Oct '15 8:05:58 PM Emmie
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* VomitDiscretionShot: S'ex tries not to let any of the guards hear him throwing up after he overhears them murdering his infant daughter.
10th Oct '15 8:03:41 PM Emmie
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** Trez and IAm's parents sold their son into sexual slavery in exchange for status and gifts.
10th Oct '15 8:02:20 PM Emmie
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* ''The Shadows'' (Trez and Serena)

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** Trez was nearly subjected to this.
8th May '15 9:15:41 AM Emmie
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* NoPronunciationGuide: Just how exactly the fuck do you pronounce Xhex's name? Not to mention Xcor, the glymera, etc...
1st Jul '14 10:25:13 PM Virsai
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* EmergencyTransformation: Done three times, with Mary (human-turned-immortal and cancer-free), Butch (human-turned-vampire), and Jane, (human-turned-tangible-ghost.)

* EmergencyTransformation: Done three times, with Mary (human-turned-immortal and cancer-free), Butch (human-turned-vampire), and Jane, (human-turned-tangible-ghost.) * EroticDream: Manny has one about Payne after having his memory wiped in ''Lover Unleashed''. Jane had one about Vishous after her memory was wiped.

* EmergencyTransformation: Done three times, with Mary (human-turned-immortal and cancer-free), Butch (human-turned-vampire), and Jane, (human-turned-tangible-ghost.) * EroticDream: Manny has one about Payne after having his memory wiped in ''Lover Unleashed''. Jane had one about Vishous after her memory was wiped.

* MrFanservice: A group of enormous men chiseled like Greek gods who are [[GoodPeopleHaveGoodSex skilled lovers]] and can [[BodyguardCrush pulverize anything attempting to harm their woman]]... with some HoYay to boot.

* HospitalGurneyScene: More and more in recent books, as the war with the Lessers heats up.
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* HospitalGurneyScene: More and more in recent books, as the war with the Lessers ''lessers'' heats up.

* HospitalGurneyScene: More ImmortalProcreationClause: Vampires are only fertile once every decade, and more pregnancy is very highly likely to result in recent books, as miscarriage or death of the war mother in childbirth. As Tohrment puts it, 'It's a goddamn ''shellan''-robber'. ** The reason Wrath is so resistant to having children with the Lessers heats up. Beth.

* ImmortalProcreationClause: Vampires are only fertile once every decade, and pregnancy is very highly likely to result in miscarriage or death of the mother in childbirth. As Tohrment puts it, 'It's a goddamn ''shellan''-robber'. ** The reason Wrath is so resistant to having children with Beth.

* ImmortalProcreationClause: Vampires MrFanservice: A group of enormous men chiseled like Greek gods who are only fertile once every decade, [[GoodPeopleHaveGoodSex skilled lovers]] and pregnancy is very highly likely can [[BodyguardCrush pulverize anything attempting to result in miscarriage or death of the mother in childbirth. As Tohrment puts it, 'It's a goddamn ''shellan''-robber'. ** The reason Wrath is so resistant to having children harm their woman]]... with Beth.some HoYay to boot.

* ImmortalProcreationClause: Vampires are only fertile once every decade, and pregnancy is very highly likely PsychicAssistedSuicide: [[spoiler: Assail]] seems to result in miscarriage or death of have the mother in childbirth. As Tohrment puts it, 'It's a goddamn ''shellan''-robber'. ** The reason Wrath is so resistant ability to having children with Beth.do this.

* PsychicAssistedSuicide: [[spoiler: Assail]] seems to have the ability to do this.

* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Tohr gives this to Wrath in ''Dark Lover'' after Wrath blames Darius' death Tohr's love for Wellsie. -->'''Tohrment''': And you've been dead for hundreds of years. You're just too mean to find a grave and lie down.

* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Tohr gives this to Wrath in ''Dark Lover'' after Wrath blames Darius' death on Tohr's love for Wellsie. -->'''Tohrment''': And you've been dead for hundreds of years. You're just too mean to find a grave and lie down.

* SemiDivine: Vishous is the son of the Scribe Virgin, the deity vampires pray to in his universe. He also has a twin sister named Payne.
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* SemiDivine: Vishous [[spoiler: Vishous]] is the son of the Scribe Virgin, the deity vampires pray to in his universe. [[spoiler: He also has a twin sister named Payne.]]

* SemiDivine: ** Vishous is and Payne. Vishous was sent to his father's training camp, and Payne stayed with their mother [[spoiler: in the son realm of the Scribe Virgin, the deity vampires pray to in his universe. He also has a twin sister named Payne.Chosen]].

* ShowerOfLove: Used a few times in the series, notable between Manny and Payne in ''Lover Unleashed'' and a non-sexual but romantic example between Xhex and John in ''Lover Mine''.
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* ShowerOfLove: Used a few times in the series, notable notably between Manny and Payne in ''Lover Unleashed'' and a non-sexual but romantic example between Xhex and John in ''Lover Mine''.

* ShowerOfLove: Used a few times in the series, notable between Manny ** Vishous and Payne in ''Lover Unleashed'' Payne ** Trez and a non-sexual but romantic example between Xhex and John in ''Lover Mine''. iAm.

** In the later books, Blay's unrequited love for Qhuinn, which isn't all that unrequited, Qhuinn's just incredibly emotionally repressed.

* SlidingScaleOfGenderInequality: Vampires are a highly patriarchal society. Bonded males are highly protective of their mates, which in terms of the Brothers means they stay safely in the mansion, away from the fighting. Most of the women are fine with this (or mostly fine), but [[spoiler: Xhex]] takes major issue with it. [[spoiler: Xhex and John spend most of the latest book separated over this issue. She wants to fight, but John's protective instinct means he keeps babying her in the middle of battle and putting himself in harm's way. Xhex, being highly independent and a skilled fighter, naturally gets pissed off.]]
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* SlidingScaleOfGenderInequality: Vampires are a highly patriarchal society. Bonded males are highly protective of their mates, which in terms of the Brothers means they stay safely in the mansion, away from the fighting. Most of the women are fine with this (or mostly fine), but [[spoiler: Xhex]] but Xhex takes major issue with it. [[spoiler: Xhex and John spend most of the latest book ''Lover Reborn'' separated over this issue. She wants to fight, but John's protective instinct means he keeps babying her in the middle of battle and putting himself in harm's way. Xhex, being highly independent and a skilled fighter, naturally gets pissed off.]]

* TellMeAboutMyMother: Beth does this for Darius with Wrath and Fritz. Fritz' is specifically about how invested Darius was in Beth's life, and it leads to a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming.
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* TellMeAboutMyMother: Beth does this for Darius SpellMyNameWithAnS: The Brothers names are [[AwesomeMcCoolName cool words]] with Wrath and Fritz. Fritz' is specifically about how invested Darius was in Beth's life, and it leads to a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming.an extra "H" or "S" thrown in.

* TotallyRadical: Younger John, Quinn and Blay's slang is a little anachronistic. * TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth: Arguably [[spoiler: Wellsie, along with Tohr's unborn son, who were murdered by a Lesser in ''Lover Awakened.'']] ** Implied with Wrath's parents. ''The King'' makes it seem as though their relationship and their love for one another was this, as it doomed them to be murdered. * SpellMyNameWithAnS: The Brothers names are [[AwesomeMcCoolName cool words]] with an extra "H" or "S" thrown in. * TearsOfBlood: Xhex and Rhevenge do this in place of normal tears. A ''sympath'' trait, apparently. * TitleDrop: Done in Lover Mine, page 482. Also somewhat done in Lover Eternal, Lover Awakened, and Lover Enshrined.
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* TotallyRadical: Younger John, Quinn and Blay's slang is a little anachronistic. * TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth: Arguably [[spoiler: Wellsie, along with Tohr's unborn son, who were murdered by a Lesser in ''Lover Awakened.'']] ** Implied with Wrath's parents. ''The King'' makes it seem as though their relationship and their love for one another was this, as it doomed them to be murdered. * SpellMyNameWithAnS: The Brothers names are [[AwesomeMcCoolName cool words]] with an extra "H" or "S" thrown in. * TearsOfBlood: Xhex and Rhevenge do this in place of normal tears. A ''sympath'' trait, apparently. apparently. * TitleDrop: Done in Lover Mine, page 482. Also somewhat done in Lover Eternal, Lover Awakened, TellMeAboutMyMother: Beth does this for Darius with Wrath and Lover Enshrined.Fritz. Fritz' is specifically about how invested Darius was in Beth's life, and it leads to a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming.

** Phury was the second-born twin, which signifies a curse upon his family. After his twin is kidnapped, Phury is alternatively ignored and abused by his parents. He mentions that they did not notice when he left to find Zsadist, and that he did not attend their funerals.
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** Phury was the second-born twin, which in vampire culture is ingrained as TheUnfavorite because it signifies a curse upon his family. After his twin is kidnapped, Phury is alternatively ignored and abused by his parents. He mentions that they did not notice when he left to find Zsadist, and that he did not attend their funerals.

** Phury Jane was the second-born twin, which signifies a curse upon his family. this in comparison to her terminally ill sister Hannah. After his twin is kidnapped, Phury is alternatively ignored Hannah died, the situation turned into AbusiveParents. * TitleDrop: Done in ''Lover Mine'', page 482. Also somewhat done in ''Lover Eternal'', ''Lover Awakened'', and abused ''Lover Enshrined''. * TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth: Arguably [[spoiler: Wellsie, along with Tohr's unborn son, who were murdered by his a Lesser in ''Lover Awakened.'']] ** Implied with Wrath's parents. He mentions that they did not notice when he left to find Zsadist, and that he did not attend ''The King'' makes it seem as though their funerals.relationship and their love for one another was this, as it doomed them to be murdered.

** Phury was * TotallyRadical: Younger John, Quinn and Blay's slang is a little anachronistic. * UnwantedSpouse: Marissa, for Wrath at the second-born twin, which signifies a curse upon his family. After his twin is kidnapped, Phury is alternatively ignored and abused by his parents. He mentions that they did not notice when he left to find Zsadist, and that he did not attend their funerals.beginning of the series.

* UnwantedSpouse: Marissa, for Wrath at the beginning of the series.

* WomenPreferStrongMen: This series IS this trope. And shamelessly so.
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** Now it's looking like it's going to be [[spoiler: Layla and Xcor.]] * WomenPreferStrongMen: This series IS ''is'' this trope. And shamelessly so.
1st Jul '14 10:05:43 PM Virsai
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* DatingDoSiDo: In the beginning of the series, Marissa and Wrath are mated. But then Wrath leaves Marissa for Beth, on whom Butch has a crush. Then Butch meets Marissa. In later books, this causes jealousy from Vishous, who has an IfItsYouItsOkay thing going on with Butch. But then Vishous meets Jane. Jane worked with this guy named Manny, who asked her out once. Then it turns out that Vishous has a twin sister, Payne, with whom Manny falls in love. ** Blaylock and Qhuinn have UnresolvedSexualTension. Blaylock starts dating Qhuinn's cousin, Saxton. Qhuinn has an encounter with Layla, [[spoiler: and they decide to raise a child together]]. Through this, there is continued WillTheyOrWontThey between Blay and Qhuinn. [[spoiler: They do.]] Then Layla ends up in a love triangle between Throe and Xcor. Then [[spoiler: Throe]] moves on, but the remaining two are on opposing sides of a civil war.

* LoveDodecahedron: Overlapping love triangles, bordering on DatingDoSiDo. In their introduction, Quinn and Blay had some UST. This evolved over the course of several books into Quinn/Blay/Saxton and Layla/Quinn/Blay. As of ''Lover Unleashed'' Layla/Qhuinn is no longer part of the equation...Er, maybe. On the heels of their conversation in ''Lover Unleashed'' Qhuinn remembers the vision he had when he was briefly dead, [[spoiler:of a little girl who looks like Layla, but has mismatched eyes]]... Poor Layla: she's now in [[spoiler:Throe/Layla/Xcor]] and while she and Qhuinn have been resolved ([[spoiler: TheyDo, but it's expressly platonic, for procreation only]]) she's in a hell of a muddle. ** [[spoiler:Throe/Layla/Xcor]] also seems to have resolved itself, with the first guy moving on. Unfortunately, the latter two are on [[spoiler:opposite sides of a civil war.]] * LoveTriangle: [[SiblingTriangle Phury/Bella/Zsadist]], Rhevenge/Marissa/Butch.
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* LoveDodecahedron: Overlapping love triangles, bordering on DatingDoSiDo. triangles galore. ** In their introduction, Quinn and Blay had some UST. This evolved over the course of several books into Quinn/Blay/Saxton and Layla/Quinn/Blay. As of ''Lover Unleashed'' Layla/Qhuinn is no longer part of the equation...Er, maybe. On the heels of their conversation in ''Lover Unleashed'' Qhuinn remembers the vision he had when he was briefly dead, [[spoiler:of a little girl who looks like Layla, but has mismatched eyes]]... Poor Layla: she's now in [[spoiler:Throe/Layla/Xcor]] and while she and Qhuinn ''Dark Lover'' we have been resolved ([[spoiler: TheyDo, but it's expressly platonic, for procreation only]]) she's in a hell of a muddle. ** [[spoiler:Throe/Layla/Xcor]] also seems to have resolved itself, with the first guy moving on. Unfortunately, the latter two are on [[spoiler:opposite sides of a civil war.]] Marissa/Wrath/Beth and Wrath/Beth/Butch. * LoveTriangle: [[SiblingTriangle Phury/Bella/Zsadist]], Rhevenge/Marissa/Butch.Rehvenge/Marissa/Butch.

*** Also the transformation from human to lesser.
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*** ** Also the transformation from human to lesser.

*** What about Phury? He was the one who got Butch started on his clothing fetish! He favors Dior, Tom Ford and Armani.
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*** What about Phury? He Phury was the one who got Butch started on his clothing fetish! fetish. He favors Dior, Tom Ford and Armani.

* PsychicAssistedSuicide: [[spoiler:Assail]] seems to have the ability to do this.
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* PsychicAssistedSuicide: [[spoiler:Assail]] [[spoiler: Assail]] seems to have the ability to do this.

* PsychicAssistedSuicide: [[spoiler:Assail]] seems ** Wrath puts his wedding to have the ability to do this.Beth on hold until he can avenge her honor by murdering her would-be rapist, Billy Riddle.

* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: Wrath maintains (secretly) an active role in the war with the lessers, and Rehvenge goes to meet with the colony every so often to keep the peace.
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* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: Wrath maintains (secretly) an active role in the war with the lessers, and Rehvenge goes to meet with the colony every so often to keep the peace. peace. ** [[spoiler: Kicked UpToEleven in ''The King'', when Wrath begins to hold private audiences with civilians who had previously never seen him in public. It wins him the popular vote for leadership in their new democracy.]]

* SocialDarwinist: The entire Primale/Chosen breeding program. Also [[spoiler: the Scribe Virgin's reason for choosing the Bloodletter to father her children.]]
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* SocialDarwinist: The entire Primale/Chosen breeding program. Also [[spoiler: Also the Scribe Virgin's reason for choosing the Bloodletter to father her children.]]

--> And if you try to dissuade me by the fact that I have not lived long enough to judge, I say unto you...fuck off. * TellMeAboutMyMother: Beth does this with Wrath and Fritz. Fritz' is specifically about how invested Darius was in Beth's life, and it leads to a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming.
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--> -->'''Payne''': And if you try to dissuade me by the fact that I have not lived long enough to judge, I say unto you...fuck off. * TellMeAboutMyMother: Beth does this for Darius with Wrath and Fritz. Fritz' is specifically about how invested Darius was in Beth's life, and it leads to a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming.

* TearsOfBlood: Xhex and Rhevenge do this in place of normal tears. A sympath trait, apparently.
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* TearsOfBlood: Xhex and Rhevenge do this in place of normal tears. A sympath ''sympath'' trait, apparently.
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** Vishous' [[spoiler: and Payne's]] father, who was abusive in almost every imaginable way, including castrating his son by tearing off one of his testicles. His mother, alternatively, is also seen as abusive by ignoring her son's childhood plight and trying to force him into an arranged marriage. He spends most of his time acting as though he is unaffected by his childhood, until it all [[spoiler: comes to a head in ''Lover Unleashed'', and his grief over the fact that his parents did not protect him is forced to the surface. He demands to know why his parents hurt him, as he did not ask to be born to them.]]
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** Vishous' [[spoiler: and Payne's]] father, who was abusive in almost every imaginable way, including castrating his son by tearing off one of his testicles. His mother, alternatively, is also seen as abusive by ignoring her son's childhood plight and trying to force him into an arranged marriage. He spends most of his time acting as though he is unaffected by his childhood, childhood [[spoiler: until it all [[spoiler: comes to a head in ''Lover Unleashed'', and his grief over the fact that his parents did not protect him is forced to the surface. He demands to know why his parents hurt him, as he did not ask to be born to them.]]

** Vishous' [[spoiler: and Payne's]] father, who was abusive Beth first meets Rhage when he's giving himself stitches in almost every imaginable way, including castrating his son by tearing off one of his testicles. His mother, alternatively, is also seen as abusive by ignoring her son's childhood plight and trying to force him into an arranged marriage. He spends most of his time acting as though he is unaffected by his childhood, until it all [[spoiler: comes to a head in ''Lover Unleashed'', and his grief over the fact that his parents did not protect him is forced to the surface. He demands to know why his parents hurt him, as he did not ask to be born to them.]]downstairs bathroom.

-->'''The Scribe Virgin''': The Brotherhood is cursed. There is not one among you who does not suffer.
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-->'''The Scribe Virgin''': The Black Dagger Brotherhood is cursed. There is not one among you are none left in it who does do not suffer.

** Qhuinn was like this for everyone except Blaylock, which Blay actually lampshaded at various points.
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** Qhuinn was like this for everyone except Blaylock, which for whom he was SleepsWithEveryoneButYou. Blay actually lampshaded this at various points.points in the series.

--->'''Butch''': Yeah, no Tom, Dick, and Harry names for the vampire types. But come on, could you really imagine some lethal bloodsucker named Howard? Eugene? ''Oh, no, Wallie, please don't bite my--''
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--->'''Butch''': -->'''Butch''': Yeah, no Tom, Dick, and Harry names for the vampire types. But come on, could you really imagine some lethal bloodsucker named Howard? Eugene? ''Oh, no, Wallie, please don't bite my--''

*** As of ''Lover At Last'', we have Trez, iAm, Assail, Qhuinn, Blaylock (Blay for short), Zypher, Throe, Syphon, and ''Balthazar.''
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*** ** As of ''Lover At Last'', we have Trez, iAm, Assail, Qhuinn, Blaylock (Blay for short), Zypher, Throe, Syphon, and ''Balthazar.''

** Beth and Butch. They made out and Beth complimented his technique, but said she felt no chemistry.
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** Beth and Butch. They made out in ''Dark Lover'' and Beth complimented his technique, but said she felt no chemistry.chemistry. By this point she was already involved with Wrath, which made Butch something of a HopelessSuitor. ** Marissa and Wrath. After they dissolve their ArrangedMarriage, it's clear that Wrath still respects Marissa very much, [[spoiler: which is why he doesn't kill her brother for the assassination attempt.]]

** Havers towards Marissa. After Marissa and Wrath divorce, Havers calls a hit out on the king. However, he's younger than Marissa by five years.
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** Havers towards Marissa. After Marissa and [[spoiler: Perceiving Wrath divorce, to be abusing Marissa, Havers calls a hit out on the king. king.]] However, he's younger than Marissa by five years.

** Subverted in Lover At Last- turns out he's only cool with it because he's mentally repressed to the point that he's convinced himself that that sleeping with men doesn't mean he's not straight. When the truth is pointed out to him, he enters a HeroicBSOD.
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** Subverted in Lover ''Lover At Last- turns Last''--turns out he's only cool with it because he's mentally repressed to the point that he's convinced himself that that sleeping with men doesn't mean he's not straight. When the truth is pointed out to him, he enters a HeroicBSOD.

* BoyishShortHair: Xhex has this; to John she is 'deliciously androgynous'.
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* BoyishShortHair: Xhex has this; to John she is 'deliciously androgynous'. androgynous.'

* CowboyCop: Butch * CursedWithAwesome: Rhage's alter-ego is a fire-breathing dragon that likes to devour lessers whole, and can use its wings to fly. Causes Rhage some pretty bad indigestion.
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* CowboyCop: Butch Butch, while he's on the force * CursedWithAwesome: Rhage's alter-ego is a fire-breathing dragon that likes to devour lessers ''lessers'' whole, and can use its wings to fly. Causes Eating ''lessers'' causes Rhage some pretty bad indigestion.

** John Matthew was abandoned as a baby, raised in an orphanage and then sent out into the world at 16, with no idea what or who he is. As a young adult, he is [[spoiler: raped by a large man in the hallway of his apartment complex.]]
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** John Matthew was abandoned as a baby, raised in an orphanage and then sent out into the world at 16, with no idea what or who he is. [[spoiler: As a young adult, he is [[spoiler: raped by a large man in the hallway of his apartment complex.]]

* DefrostingIceQueen: Xhex and John. * DirectLinetotheAuthor: See LiteraryAgentHypothesis.
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* DefrostingIceQueen: Xhex and for John. * DirectLinetotheAuthor: DirectLineToTheAuthor: See LiteraryAgentHypothesis.

** Vishous can go a step farther and read minds (and see the future) ** Sympaths can both read emotional "grids" and influence them.
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** Vishous can go a step farther and read minds (and see the future) future). ** Sympaths ''Sympaths'' can both read emotional "grids" and influence them.

* EmergencyTransformation: Done three times, with Mary (human-turned-immortal and cancer-free) Butch (human-turned-vampire), and Jane, (human-turned-tangible-ghost.)
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* EmergencyTransformation: Done three times, with Mary (human-turned-immortal and cancer-free) cancer-free), Butch (human-turned-vampire), and Jane, (human-turned-tangible-ghost.)

* ExtremeMeleeRevenge: When John finds out where Xhex is being held, and why, his vision reds out and his claws extend. He comes to himself hunched over on the floor which is now slick with lesser blood---the lesser's severed head sitting on the countertop staring at him in horror.
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* ExtremeMeleeRevenge: When John finds out where Xhex is being held, and why, his vision reds out and his claws extend. He comes to himself hunched over on the floor which is now slick with lesser blood---the blood--the lesser's severed head sitting on the countertop staring at him in horror.

-->''Wrath'': ''(thinking)'' Cattle, all of them. -->''Wrath'': ''(thinking)'' There are only two good positions for a human. A female on her back. And a male facedown and not breathing. ** ''Lessers'', towards vampires.
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-->''Wrath'': -->'''Wrath''': ''(thinking)'' Cattle, all of them. -->''Wrath'': -->'''Wrath''': ''(thinking)'' There are only two good positions for a human. A female on her back. And a male facedown and not breathing. ** ''Lessers'', towards vampires. Mr. X thinks of the race as a good excuse to get away with a murder spree.

* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Marissa IS this trope. Beautiful? Check. Kind? Check. Innocent? Check. She gets past the naive stage pretty damn fast though.
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* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Marissa IS ''is'' this trope. Beautiful? Check. Kind? Check. Innocent? Check. She gets past the naive stage pretty damn fast though.

** A big sticking point for the glymera, who use this as a reason Beth is unworthy to be queen in ''The King''. Their logic is that any children she has with Wrath, and therefore any heirs to the throne, will be too human. * HappilyMarried: Most of the mated main couples, though Beth and Wrath hit a rocky spot in ''Lover Avenged''. So do V and Jane in the latest book.
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** A big sticking point for the glymera, ''glymera'', who use this as a reason Beth is unworthy to be queen in ''The King''. Their logic is that any children she has with Wrath, and therefore any heirs to the throne, will be too human. * HappilyMarried: Most of the mated main couples, though Beth and Wrath hit a rocky spot in ''Lover Avenged''. Avenged'' and ''The King''. So do V and Jane in the latest book.''Lover Unleashed''.

** A big sticking point for the glymera, who use this as a reason Beth is unworthy to be queen in ''The King''. Their logic is that any children she has with Wrath, and therefore any heirs to the throne, will be too human. * HappilyMarried: Most of the mated main couples, though Beth and Wrath hit a rocky spot in In ''Lover Avenged''. So do V and Unleashed'' Jane in the latest book.tells V she'd be okay with him cheating on her, as long as it was with Butch.

* IntimateHealing: [[spoiler: Manny finds that sexual arousal is the way to heal Payne's paralysis in ''Lover Unleashed''. He even makes reference to the Marvine Gaye song "Sexual Healing"]] Vishous also does this with Butch, after the latter sucks up a lesser. To the point that Jane initially assumes Vishous is gay.
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* IntimateHealing: Vishous does this with Butch, after the latter sucks up a lesser. To the point that Jane initially assumes Vishous is gay. ** [[spoiler: Manny finds that sexual arousal is the way to heal Payne's paralysis in ''Lover Unleashed''. He even makes reference to the Marvine Gaye song "Sexual Healing"]] Vishous also does this with Butch, after the latter sucks up a lesser. To the point that Jane initially assumes Vishous is gay. Healing"]]

* ImmortalProcreationClause: Vampires are only fertile once every decade, and pregnancy is very highly likely to result in miscarriage or death of the mother in childbirth. As Tohrment puts it, 'It's a goddamn shellan-robber'.
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* ImmortalProcreationClause: Vampires are only fertile once every decade, and pregnancy is very highly likely to result in miscarriage or death of the mother in childbirth. As Tohrment puts it, 'It's a goddamn shellan-robber'.''shellan''-robber'.

* ImmortalProcreationClause: Vampires are only fertile once every decade, ** Phury's point when encouraging Wrath and pregnancy is very highly likely Beth to result move in miscarriage or death of with the mother in childbirth. As Tohrment puts it, 'It's a goddamn shellan-robber'. Brotherhood is "if she lives with us, we get to keep the cat."

* {{LegacyofService}}: When Darius dies, he leaves Fritz, his butler, to Beth.
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* {{LegacyofService}}: LegacyOfService: When Darius dies, he leaves Fritz, his butler, to Beth.

* PostActionPatchUp: Bella first meets Rhage when he's giving himself stitches in her downstairs bathroom.
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** After seeing Wrath shot, Beth brains a man with a blunt object. Then she crouches over Wrath with a small knife and kills an attack dog coming after them.
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** After seeing Wrath shot, Beth brains a man with a blunt object. Then she crouches over Wrath with a small knife and kills an attack dog coming after them. When Butch and Vishous arrive to back them up, she is in full protector mode and hisses at them. --->'''Vishous''': She was standing over his body, ready to take the cop and me on with her bare hands if she had to. Like Wrath was her cub, you feel me?

--->'''Butch''': No Tom, Dick, or Harry for these guys. Oh no.
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--->'''Butch''': No Yeah, no Tom, Dick, or and Harry names for these guys. Oh no.the vampire types. But come on, could you really imagine some lethal bloodsucker named Howard? Eugene? ''Oh, no, Wallie, please don't bite my--''

* DisposableSexWorker: In ''Dark Lover'' the ''lessers'' use these to lure civilian vampires out of hiding.
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* DisposableSexWorker: In ''Dark Lover'' Lover'', the ''lessers'' use these to lure civilian vampires out of hiding.

* DisposableSexWorker: In ''Dark Lover'' the ''lessers'' use these to lure civilian vampires out of hiding.FieryRedhead: Wellsie.

* DisposableSexWorker: In GreenEyedMonster: Wrath sums this up pretty nicely in ''Dark Lover'' Lover''. -->'''Wrath''': (thinking) ''Welcome to the ''lessers'' use these wonderful world of jealousy. For the price of admission, you get a splitting headache, a nearly irresistible urge to lure civilian vampires out of hiding.commit murder, and an inferiority complex. Yippee.''

* HemoErotic: A vampire's feeding usually entails sex too.
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* HemoErotic: A vampire's feeding usually entails sex too.too. * HopelessSuitor: Butch, for Beth, in ''Dark Lover''.

* {{Masquerade}}: Upheld by vampires' ability to erase short term, non-traumatic memories from humans.
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* {{Masquerade}}: Upheld by vampires' ability to erase short term, non-traumatic memories from humans. humans. * MistakenForProstitute: Butch's first interaction with Marissa. He thinks her innocence is too good to be real. It's not, and she tells him off when he tells her to drop the virgin act.

** Phury also gender flips this, though Cormia was also a virgin.
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** Phury also gender flips this, though Cormia was also a virgin.virgin. * MyParentsAreDead: Beth does this to Butch in ''Dark Lover''. -->'''Butch''': I heard you'd been in the system. Mind if I ask why? -->'''Beth''': Why do you think? No parents.

* PainfulTransformation: Rhage, when his beast comes out (and the aftermath) ** Phury And also gender flips this, though Cormia was also the transition to becoming a virgin. fully-fledged vampire. ** And the rare transformation from human to vampire. *** Also the transformation from human to lesser. * ParanormalRomance

** Phury also gender flips this, though Cormia was also a virgin. * {{Patronymic}}: How vampires are addressed.

* PostActionPatchUp: Bella first meets Rhage when he's giving himself stitches in her downstairs bathroom. * ProductPlacement: Holy Scribe Virgin, everyone in the series is a brand whore. ** Phury also gender flips this, though Cormia Particularly {{egregious}} offenders are Butch and Vishous (who wear Gucci and Louis Vuitton), and John Matthew and Qhuinn (who are strictly into Affliction t-shirts and Abercrombie and Fitch jeans). *** What about Phury? He was also the one who got Butch started on his clothing fetish! He favors Dior, Tom Ford and Armani. ** Not to mention specific brands of alcohol, cigarettes, shoes, ties... ** There is even a virgin. mention of a specific brand of cat food in ''Dark Lover''.

* PainfulTransformation: Rhage, when his beast comes out (and the aftermath) ** And also the transition to becoming a fully-fledged vampire. ** And the rare transformation from human to vampire. *** Also the transformation from human to lesser. * ParanormalRomance * {{Patronymic}} * ProductPlacement: Holy Scribe Virgin, everyone in the series is a brand whore. ** Particularly {{egregious}} offenders are Butch and Vishous (who wear Gucci and Louis Vuitton), and John Matthew and Qhuinn (who are strictly into Affliction t-shirts and Abercrombie and Fitch jeans). *** What about Phury? He was the one who got Butch started on his clothing fetish! He favors Dior, Tom Ford and Armani. ** Not to mention specific brands of alcohol, cigarettes, shoes, ties... ** There is even a mention of a specific brand of cat food in ''Dark Lover''.

* PsychicAssistedSuicide: [[spoiler:Assail]] seems to have the ability to do this.
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* PsychicAssistedSuicide: [[spoiler:Assail]] seems to have the ability to do this. this. * RagsToRiches: Beth starts out ''Dark Lover'' having been through the foster system and then an orphanage. By the middle of it, she is revealed to be a high-ranking aristocrat in the vampire world, thanks to her father's rank as ''princeps''. And she inherits a lot of property as well as a butler.

* PsychicAssistedSuicide: [[spoiler:Assail]] seems *TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Tohr gives this to have the ability Wrath in ''Dark Lover'' after Wrath blames Darius' death Tohr's love for Wellsie. -->'''Tohrment''': And you've been dead for hundreds of years. You're just too mean to do this. find a grave and lie down.

* SecretWar: By unspoken agreement, vampires and lessers will stop fighting and move the battle to a less human-populated location. As it's explained, having human cops poking around is bad news for both species.
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* SecretWar: By unspoken agreement, vampires and lessers will stop fighting and move the battle to a less human-populated location. As it's explained, having human cops poking around is bad news for both species. species. * SelfSurgery: Rhage used to do this all the time before Jane came along. -->'''Rhage''': When you can use your large intestine as a belt loop, that's how you know you've hit the pros!

* SecretWar: By unspoken agreement, vampires TellMeAboutMyMother: Beth does this with Wrath and lessers will stop fighting Fritz. Fritz' is specifically about how invested Darius was in Beth's life, and move the battle it leads to a less human-populated location. As it's explained, having human cops poking around is bad news for both species. CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming.

* SelfSurgery: Rhage used to do this all the time before Jane came along. As he put it, 'When you can use your large intestine as a belt loop, that's how you know you've hit the pros!'
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