History Literature / Bloodlines

12th Nov '15 8:10:57 PM LadyNorbert
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* AcademicAthlete: Trey Juarez is both an excelent athlete and a scholarly student. He gets scholarship offers on both fronts.
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* AcademicAthlete: Trey Juarez is both an excelent excellent athlete and a scholarly student. He gets scholarship offers on both fronts.

* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Zoe Sage as a roomate and junior partner to Sydney turned out to be clingy, nosy, and judgmental. A bit unusual as she is not a child but a teenager.
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* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Zoe Sage as a roomate roommate and junior partner to Sydney turned out to be clingy, nosy, and judgmental. A bit unusual as she is not a child but a teenager.

* BigBrotherInstinct: Big Sister Instict. Spirit-user Nina Sinclair risked her life to turn her Stringoi half-sister Olive back to a living Dhampir. Then she was worried when her recently turned alive little sister stayed up late with a guy.
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* BigBrotherInstinct: [[BigBrotherInstinct Big Sister Instict. Instinct]]: Spirit-user Nina Sinclair risked her life to turn her Stringoi half-sister Olive back to into a living Dhampir. dhampir. Then she was worried when her recently turned alive recently-turned-alive little sister stayed up late with a guy.

* BlackMarket: Palm Springs has a black market for vampire blood and saliva. Traded through the tatoo parlor Nevermore.
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* BlackMarket: Palm Springs has a black market for vampire blood and saliva. Traded through the tatoo tattoo parlor Nevermore.

* TheCameo: Rose escrots Jill to Palm Springs in the opening novel. She only appears briefly.
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* TheCameo: Rose escrots escorts Jill to Palm Springs in the opening novel. She only appears briefly.

** ProperlyParanoid: He has had a history being stalked by them. He just tends to blame everthimg on them, but he is prety accurate on their mentality.
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** ProperlyParanoid: He has had a history being stalked by them. He just tends to blame everthimg everything on them, but he is prety pretty accurate on their mentality.

* DaywalkingVampire: Jill and Adrian grow accustomed to walking in the sun, though lengthy exposuse exhausts them.
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* DaywalkingVampire: Jill and Adrian grow accustomed to walking in the sun, though lengthy exposuse exposure exhausts them.

* EvilRedhead: Laurel, the redheaded tormentor of Jill in the first book, is a teenaged villain. * ExactEavesdropping: Sydney and Duncan Mortimer briefly duscuss about the gas used to put prisoners of the Re-education facility to sleep. Emma overhers the conversation. She later approaches Sydney to ask why she wanted to know about the gas. Proving she heard everything. Emma offers information on how the gas is distributed to the cells. [[spoiler:This leads the two women to co-operate in disabling the ventilation system releasing the gas in their cell.]]
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* EvilRedhead: Laurel, the redheaded tormentor of Jill in the first book, is a teenaged teenage villain. * ExactEavesdropping: Sydney and Duncan Mortimer briefly duscuss discuss about the gas used to put prisoners of the Re-education facility to sleep. Emma overhers overhears the conversation. She later approaches Sydney to ask why she wanted to know about the gas. Proving she heard everything. Emma offers information on how the gas is distributed to the cells. [[spoiler:This leads the two women to co-operate in disabling the ventilation system releasing the gas in their cell.]]

* FirstPersonPerspective: The first three books are narrated entirely from Sydney Sage's perpspective. From the fourth book onward, there are POV chapters for both Sydney and Adrian Ivashkov.
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* FirstPersonPerspective: The first three books are narrated entirely from Sydney Sage's perpspective.perspective. From the fourth book onward, there are POV chapters for both Sydney and Adrian Ivashkov.

* HomeschooledKids: Sydney was homeschooled by her father Jared Sage. Her younger sister Zoe Sage was also homeschooled until joining Amberwood Prep.
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* HomeschooledKids: Sydney was homeschooled by her father father, Jared Sage. Her younger sister sister, Zoe Sage Sage, was also homeschooled until joining Amberwood Prep.

* {{Hypocrite}}: Adrian is angry at his mother Daniella for being financially dependent on his father Nathan. She points out his hypocrisy, as Adrian has no money of his own and depends financially on the allowance his father gives him. The ghostly voice of aunt Tatiana helpfuly points out: "She's calling you a hypocrite".
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* {{Hypocrite}}: Adrian is angry at his mother Daniella for being financially dependent on his father Nathan. She points out his hypocrisy, as Adrian has no money of his own and depends financially on the allowance his father gives him. The ghostly voice of aunt Aunt Tatiana helpfuly helpfully points out: out that "She's calling you a hypocrite".

* InexplicablyIdenticalIndividuals: Toyed with. Eddie used to have a best friend called Mason Ashford, who died back in the Vampire Academy series. His new roomate Micah Vallence is inexplicably identical to Mason in both appearance and attitude.
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* InexplicablyIdenticalIndividuals: Toyed with. Eddie used to have a best friend called Mason Ashford, who died back in the Vampire Academy series. His new roomate roommate Micah Vallence is inexplicably identical to Mason in both appearance and attitude.

** Micah Vallence is a human who befriends his dhampir roomate Eddie Castile.
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** Micah Vallence is a human who befriends his dhampir roomate roommate Eddie Castile.

** Wesley Drozdov notices Adrian and Nina Sinclair hanging out together. He calls Nina a "cheap date" and asks is Nina is sleeping with Adrian in hopes of geting a better job.
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** Wesley Drozdov notices Adrian and Nina Sinclair hanging out together. He calls Nina a "cheap date" and asks is if Nina is sleeping with Adrian in hopes of geting getting a better job.

* LuredIntoATrap: [[spoiler:Adrian had lost the cell phone he used to call Sydney with. She suddenly receives a message from said phone telling her to meet him and Marcus Finch at an anbandoned restaurant on Indian Canyon. She believes Adrian relocated the lost phone and goes to the meeting, falling right into a trap. ]] * MacGyvering: Sydney takes a metal page corner froom a library book, She uses it as a flathead screwdriver to unscrew a ventilation panel.
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* LuredIntoATrap: [[spoiler:Adrian had lost the cell phone he used to call Sydney with. She suddenly receives a message from said phone telling her to meet him and Marcus Finch at an anbandoned abandoned restaurant on Indian Canyon. She believes Adrian relocated the lost phone and goes to the meeting, falling right into a trap. ]] * MacGyvering: Sydney takes a metal page corner froom from a library book, She uses it as a flathead screwdriver to unscrew a ventilation panel.

* MalignedMixedMarriage: [[spoiler:When Adrian and Sydney are married, Jared Sage, Nathan Ivashkov, and Ian Jansen react with outrage. Even more symphathetic characters act shocked, as the marriage violates a taboo said to have lasted since TheMiddleAges. Uncertain if they will ever get acceptance. ]]
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* MalignedMixedMarriage: [[spoiler:When Adrian and Sydney are married, Jared Sage, Nathan Ivashkov, and Ian Jansen react with outrage. Even more symphathetic sympathetic characters act shocked, as the marriage violates a taboo said to have lasted since TheMiddleAges. Uncertain if they will ever get acceptance. ]]

* MayDecemberRomance: [[spoiler: 15-year-old Jill Mastrano Dragomir and 34-year-old Lee Donahue as a romantic couple]].
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* MayDecemberRomance: [[spoiler: 15-year-old Jill Mastrano Dragomir and 34-year-old Lee Donahue as a romantic couple]]. couple.]]

* NominalImportance: Subverted throughout the series as several extras receive names. Played straight in ''Silver Shadows'' where many Alchemists, prisoners of the re-education facily, and rebel Alchemists are not given any name at all. They are simply not important enough.
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* NominalImportance: Subverted throughout the series as several extras receive names. Played straight in ''Silver Shadows'' where many Alchemists, prisoners of the re-education facily, facility, and rebel Alchemists are not given any name at all. They are simply not important enough.

* NonindicativeName: Angeline finds confusing the term "meerkats", because they "aren't cats at all".
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* NonindicativeName: Angeline finds confusing the term "meerkats", "meerkats" confusing, because they "aren't cats at all".

** Though they do not share a house, Nathan is perfectly willing to financially support Adrian, who is a full adult. As long as he stays out of Nathan's way and does not do anything to embarass the family name. [[spoiler:Adrian's taboo marriage to a human seems to be a dealbreaker.]]
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** Though they do not share a house, Nathan is perfectly willing to financially support Adrian, who is a full adult. As adult, as long as he stays out of Nathan's way and does not do anything to embarass embarrass the family name. [[spoiler:Adrian's taboo marriage to a human seems to be a dealbreaker.]]

* PropagandaMachine: The Re-education facility has a class devoted to propaganda about current events in the Alchemist world. It blames Strigoi attacks on the Moroi's suppposed unwillingness to face the threat. Moroi are thoroughly villainized.
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* PropagandaMachine: The Re-education facility has a class devoted to propaganda about current events in the Alchemist world. It blames Strigoi attacks on the Moroi's suppposed supposed unwillingness to face the threat. Moroi are thoroughly villainized.

* ShutUpKiss: [[spoiler:Jill kisses Edddie this way. He was chastising her for risking her life against a Strigoi. She told him "Oh, shut up" and kissed him on the spot.]] * SigilSpam: The Warriors of Light use the Sun as their sigil. It turns up in tatoos, pins, earrings, helmets, etc.
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* ShutUpKiss: [[spoiler:Jill kisses Edddie Eddie this way. He was chastising her for risking her life against a Strigoi. She told him "Oh, shut up" and kissed him on the spot.]] * SigilSpam: The Warriors of Light use the Sun as their sigil. It turns up in tatoos, tattoos, pins, earrings, helmets, etc.

* SnowedIn: Sydney, Adrian, and Neil Raymond get Snowed In for two days in a cosy bed-and-breakfast in Pennsylvania. [[spoiler:Sydney and Adrian have sex for the first time during this period.]]
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* SnowedIn: Sydney, Adrian, and Neil Raymond get Snowed In SnowedIn for two days in a cosy bed-and-breakfast in Pennsylvania. [[spoiler:Sydney and Adrian have sex for the first time during this period.]]

* {{Thoughtcrime}}: The whole purpose of Alchemist Re-education is to eliminate free thought and make subjects obedient to superiors' decisions. In Grace Sheridan's words: "That's the problem. You ''thought''. Just like you thought it was okay to help Renee. The only thing you need to be doing is what you're told."
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* {{Thoughtcrime}}: ThoughtCrime: The whole purpose of Alchemist Re-education is to eliminate free thought and make subjects obedient to superiors' decisions. In Grace Sheridan's words: "That's the problem. You ''thought''. Just like you thought it was okay to help Renee. The only thing you need to be doing is what you're told."

* YouWakeUpInARoom: [[spoiler:Happens to Sydney twice in the Re-education facilty. Once when she recovers from sedation to find herself in an isolated, dark cell with no furniture. It takes time to find out the confines of the room while crawling in the dark. The second time she wakes from another sedation to find herself in a cell of the "persuasion floor". It takes her a little time to discover she is scheduled for long-term torture.]]
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* YouWakeUpInARoom: [[spoiler:Happens to Sydney twice in the Re-education facilty. Once when she recovers from sedation to find herself in an isolated, dark cell with no furniture. It takes time to find out the confines of the room while crawling in the dark. The second time she wakes from another sedation to find herself in a cell of the "persuasion floor". It takes her a little time to discover she is scheduled for long-term torture.]]]] ----
16th Aug '15 2:54:59 PM nombretomado
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* AmericanAccents: Angeline speaks with a "slight southern drawl". Reflecting her origin from West Virginia.
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* AmericanAccents: UsefulNotes/AmericanAccents: Angeline speaks with a "slight southern drawl". Reflecting her origin from West Virginia.
4th Aug '15 6:05:02 PM PhoenixMartinez
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* AbusiveDad: Both Sydney's & Adrian's fathers. They are both control freaks and verbally abusive.
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* AbusiveDad: Both Sydney's & Adrian's fathers. They are both control freaks and verbally abusive. [[spoiler: Sydney's dad basically caused her to have anorexia, for God's sake!]]
30th Jul '15 5:15:15 AM Jocasta
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* TownGirls: Angeline's butch to Jill's femme to Sydney's neither.
18th Jul '15 10:28:52 AM Jocasta
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* Beauty,Brains,AndBrawn: Jill, Sydney, and Angeline.
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* Beauty,Brains,AndBrawn: BeautyBrainsAndBrawn: Jill, Sydney, and Angeline.
18th Jul '15 10:28:06 AM Jocasta
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* Beauty, Brains, and Brawn: Jill, Sydney, and Angeline.
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* Beauty, Brains, and Brawn: Beauty,Brains,AndBrawn: Jill, Sydney, and Angeline.
18th Jul '15 10:26:58 AM Jocasta
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* Beauty, Brains, and Brawn: Jill, Sydney, and Angeline.
30th Jun '15 12:47:29 PM Jocasta
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* AmicableExes: Adrian is still on good terms with his ex-girlfriend Rose. [[spoiler: Sydney and Brayden become this post break-up.]]
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* AmicableExes: Adrian is still on good terms with his ex-girlfriend Rose. ** [[spoiler: Sydney and Brayden become this post break-up.]]

* ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler: the amulet that Sydney has to make for Ms. Terwilliger]] turns out to have quite a bit of significance later. ** ChekhovsGunman: [[spoiler: Ms. Terwilliger. She at first seems as an inconsequential character. She proves to be Sydney's new mentor and takes the series to a new direction by introducing human magic users. ]]
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* ChekhovsGun: ChekhovsGun: ** [[spoiler: the amulet that Sydney has to make for Ms. Terwilliger]] turns out to have quite a bit of significance later. ** ChekhovsGunman: one of the necklaces listed that Alicia wears [[spoiler: is an amulet that shields her from other magic users.]] * ChekhovsGunman: ** [[spoiler: Ms. Terwilliger. She at first seems as an inconsequential character. She proves to be Sydney's new mentor and takes the series to a new direction by introducing human magic users. ]]

* LivingForeverIsAwesome: [[spoiler: Lee Donahue]] has this attitude towards being a Strigoi. He spends his time as a Moroi desperately seeking to regain his lost immortality.
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* LivingForeverIsAwesome: LivingForeverIsAwesome: ** [[spoiler: Lee Donahue]] has this attitude towards being a Strigoi. He spends his time as a Moroi desperately seeking to regain his lost immortality.immortality. ** This is presumably why Veronica sucks the youth out of young witches.
30th Jun '15 12:31:22 PM Jocasta
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** The Warriors of Light. ** [[spoiler: Alicia who turns out to be the witch sucking the magic of other magic users.]]
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** The Warriors of Light. Light, which causes Sydney to re-examine her beliefs, and reveals that Trey and Sydney are NotSoDifferent. ** [[spoiler: Alicia who turns out to be the witch sucking the magic out of other magic users.users. Also counts as a GutPunch, because she kicks off the CerebusSyndrome.]]
26th Jun '15 4:47:27 AM Jocasta
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* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: [[spoiler:While in the Re-education facility, a particularly strong-willed prisoner Renee is exposed to a thorough session of brainwashing. She emerges docile and disoriented, unable to even eat without instructions. Guards and fellow prisoners are fully prepared to let her grow hungry. Kind-hearted Sydney takes her under her wing and makes sure Renee has a full meal. Grace Sheridan, the warden, immediately singles out Sydney for punishment for taking an initiative.]]
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* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: ** Invoked by Adrian when he and Sydney are [[spoiler: held hostage by Lee]]. ** [[spoiler:While in the Re-education facility, a particularly strong-willed prisoner Renee is exposed to a thorough session of brainwashing. She emerges docile and disoriented, unable to even eat without instructions. Guards and fellow prisoners are fully prepared to let her grow hungry. Kind-hearted Sydney takes her under her wing and makes sure Renee has a full meal. Grace Sheridan, the warden, immediately singles out Sydney for punishment for taking an initiative.]]
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