History Literature / BlackMan

20th Jul '16 7:47:09 AM Morgenthaler
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** To another book by the same author. Somewhere in ''Black Man'' there's a random mention of market forces, which will immediately jump out as an unlikely coincidence to anyone who knows about [[RichardKMorgan Richard Morgan's bibliography]].

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** To another book by the same author. Somewhere in ''Black Man'' there's a random mention of market forces, which will immediately jump out as an unlikely coincidence to anyone who knows about [[RichardKMorgan [[Creator/RichardKMorgan Richard Morgan's bibliography]].
19th Jun '16 1:48:11 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[spoiler: BolivianArmyEnding]]

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* [[spoiler: BolivianArmyEnding]]%%* BolivianArmyEnding



* [[spoiler: [[DiscOneFinalBoss Decoy Antagonist]]]]: Merrin.

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* [[spoiler: [[DiscOneFinalBoss Decoy Antagonist]]]]: %%* DiscOneFinalBoss: Merrin.
19th Jun '16 1:46:59 AM Morgenthaler
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** The factory raft Marsalis and Rovayo visit is called ''[[TheMasterAndMargarita Bulgakov's Cat]]''.

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** The factory raft Marsalis and Rovayo visit is called ''[[TheMasterAndMargarita ''[[Literature/TheMasterAndMargarita Bulgakov's Cat]]''.
26th Mar '16 1:22:06 AM JackG
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* KickTheSonOfABitch: [[spoiler:When Tom Norton finds out his own brother is behind everything, he stops Carl from killing him, but then confesses that he slept with Tom's wife, and implies he'll continue doing so while his brother is serving his long prison sentence. It works too well as his brother is DrivenToSuicide.]]

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* KickTheSonOfABitch: [[spoiler:When Tom Norton finds out his own brother is behind everything, he stops Carl from killing him, but then confesses that he slept with Tom's his wife, and implies he'll continue doing so while his brother is serving his long prison sentence. It works too well as his brother is DrivenToSuicide.]]
26th Mar '16 1:17:34 AM JackG
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* ItsPersonal: Onbekend's EvilPlan would have worked, [[spoiler:but he gets pissed when Marsalis intimidates his girlfriend and goes after him (at the time Marsalis doesn't even know that Onbekend exits). This results in Ertekin getting killed, so now Marsalis and Norton want revenge. They keep digging and uncover the whole conspiracy.]]

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* ItsPersonal: Onbekend's EvilPlan would have worked, [[spoiler:but he gets pissed when Marsalis intimidates his girlfriend and goes after him (at the time Marsalis doesn't even know that Onbekend exits).exists). This results in Ertekin getting killed, so now Marsalis and Norton want revenge. They keep digging and uncover the whole conspiracy.]]



* KillAndReplace: [[spoiler:No-one can figure out how Merrin got away from the crash before the response team arrived. Until a weighed-down body is found under the sea, and they're belatedly informed that a member of the response team has been missing for some time.]]

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* KillAndReplace: [[spoiler:No-one can figure out how Merrin got away from the crash before the response team arrived. Until a weighed-down body is found under the sea, and they're belatedly informed that a member of the response team has been missing for some time.]]
26th Mar '16 1:16:22 AM JackG
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* KillAndReplace: [[spoiler:No-one can figure out how Merrin got away from the crash before the response team arrived. Until a weighed-down body is found under the sea, and they're belatedly informed that a member of the response team has been missing for some time.]]
25th Mar '16 9:28:06 PM JackG
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* GambitPileup:

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* GambitPileup: [[spoiler:Norton's brother tries to stop events by activating a contingency plan to assassinate Ortiz. When nothing appears to happen, he advises Tom Norton to let Carl out of prison as a BoxedCrook. Carl meets Ortiz just as the assassins catch up with him, and saves Ortiz's life.]]
25th Mar '16 9:23:57 PM JackG
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* GambitPileup:



* {{Irony}}: thirteens, the genetic throwbacks to the hunter-gatherers who were forced out of humanity's gene-pool by the weak (weak from a thirteen's viewpoint) farmers, are all shipped off to Mars to do what? {{Terraforming}}, which is the sci-fi equivalent of going into the desert and trying to plant a tree.

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* {{Irony}}: thirteens, {{Irony}}:
** Thirteens,
the genetic throwbacks to the hunter-gatherers who were forced out of humanity's gene-pool by the weak (weak from a thirteen's viewpoint) farmers, are all shipped off to Mars to do what? {{Terraforming}}, which is the sci-fi equivalent of going into the desert and trying to plant a tree.tree.
** [[spoiler:Merrin kills the man trying to blackmail Ortiz early on, so all the other deaths are unnecessary.]]
25th Mar '16 9:19:53 PM JackG
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* TrickAndFollowPloy: A favourite tactic of Carl.
25th Mar '16 9:14:12 PM JackG
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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: Marsalis, the 'black man' of the title, is told the .357 Magnum round was specifically developed against cocaine-fueled black men, the 'urban monster' of the time. That round was actually developed in TheThirties, in response to gangsters equipped with automatic weapons and bulletproof vests.

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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: Marsalis, the 'black man' of the title, is told the .357 Magnum round was specifically developed against cocaine-fueled black men, the 'urban monster' of the time. That round was actually developed in TheThirties, in response to gangsters equipped with automatic weapons and bulletproof vests.



* ItsPersonal: Onbekend's EvilPlan would have worked, [[spoiler:but he gets pissed when Marsalis intimidates his girlfriend and goes after him (at the time Marsalis doesn't even know that Onbekend exits). This results in Ertekin getting killed, so now Marsalis and Norton want revenge. They keep digging and uncover the whole conspiracy.]]

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* ItsPersonal: Onbekend's EvilPlan would have worked, [[spoiler:but he gets pissed when Marsalis intimidates his girlfriend and goes after him (at the time Marsalis doesn't even know that Onbekend exits). This results in Ertekin getting killed, so now Marsalis and Norton want revenge. revenge. They keep digging and uncover the whole conspiracy.]]



* KickTheSonOfABitch: [[spoiler:When Tom Norton finds out his own brother is behind everything, he stops Carl from killing him, but then confesses that he slept with Tom's wife, and implies he'll continue doing so while his brother is serving his long prison sentence. It works too well as his brother is DrivenToSuicide.]]

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* KickTheSonOfABitch: [[spoiler:When Tom Norton finds out his own brother is behind everything, he stops Carl from killing him, but then confesses that he slept with Tom's wife, and implies he'll continue doing so while his brother is serving his long prison sentence. It works too well as his brother is DrivenToSuicide.]]



* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: Carl purchases an abortion for a prostitute and gets caught in a sting operation.



* TestosteronePoisoning: Comes with the territory with all Thirteens. [[spoiler:Carmen Ren is an attempt to avert the harmful aspects of this trope, by creating a female Variant 13.]]
* ThickerThanWater: An InvokedTrope by Onbekend [[spoiler:who's formed an alliance with a gangster who's his blood relative. When the gangster finds out Onbekend has used his twin brother as a patsy, he's ''not'' happy.]]

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* TestosteronePoisoning: Comes with the territory with all Thirteens. [[spoiler:Carmen Ren is an attempt to avert the harmful aspects of this trope, by creating a female Variant 13.]]
* ThickerThanWater: An InvokedTrope by Onbekend [[spoiler:who's formed an alliance with a gangster who's his blood relative. When the gangster finds out Onbekend has used his twin brother as a patsy, he's ''not'' happy.]]
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