History Literature / BloodyJack

22nd Aug '16 8:20:18 PM Malady
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* PlatonicProstitution: As the protagonist is a SweetPollyOliver in her early teens who hasn't had any older female confidantes in the past few years, she winds up hiring a prostitute once she's on shore leave to fill her in on what is going on with her body (because of course, she can't ask the ship's surgeon).
19th Feb '16 9:34:12 AM PaulA
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** The [[TreasureIsland Admiral Benbow Inn]] shows up on occasion.

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** The [[TreasureIsland [[Literature/TreasureIsland Admiral Benbow Inn]] shows up on occasion.
4th Sep '15 7:36:19 PM nombretomado
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* NapoleonBonaparte: Appears as a character and an important part of the plot in ''My Bonny Light Horseman''.
23rd Aug '15 8:01:05 PM nombretomado
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* PublicDomainCharacter: Freely mixed with the historical characters, most notably Mike Fink and the crew of the [[MobyDick ''Pequod.'']]

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* PublicDomainCharacter: Freely mixed with the historical characters, most notably Mike Fink and the crew of the [[MobyDick [[Literature/MobyDick ''Pequod.'']]



** In the third book, Jacky sails back to England on [[MobyDick a certain whaling ship with a Captain Ahab and a young man named Ishmael.]]

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** In the third book, Jacky sails back to England on [[MobyDick [[Literature/MobyDick a certain whaling ship with a Captain Ahab and a young man named Ishmael.]]
27th Jul '15 9:59:32 AM hujwernoo
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** Anyone familiar with the poem ''The Highwayman'' knows that Jacky doesn't need to worry about Jaimy’s affections for [[DoomedByCanon Bess]].
27th Jul '15 8:52:06 AM hujwernoo
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** In the ninth book, the group travels by Baskerville and [[Literature/Sherlock Holmes hears the baying of a hound.]]

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** In the ninth book, the group travels by Baskerville and [[Literature/Sherlock Holmes [[Literature/SherlockHolmes hears the baying of a hound.]]
27th Jul '15 8:51:31 AM hujwernoo
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** In the ninth book, the group travels by Baskerville and [[Literature/Sherlock Holmes hears the baying of a hound.]]
19th Mar '15 7:52:46 PM nombretomado
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** Recurring lecherous coward [[{{Flashman}} Flashby]].

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** Recurring lecherous coward [[{{Flashman}} [[{{Literature/Flashman}} Flashby]].
24th Feb '15 1:50:40 PM JustKnown
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* AuthorExistenceFailure: Meyer actually [[DefiedTrope defied]] this trope by writing the last book in the series in advance and placing it in storage so Jackie and her fans would still get their happy ending if he failed to survive his final illness. Which might explain the loose ends which went untied, as he was hoping to fit in more books in between.
5th Jan '15 3:19:51 PM Bergamot
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* AuthorAvatar: Jacky is arguably this. Her skills and interests mirroring that of the Author. So much so that Meyer would make posts to the official forum in character, even when talking about real world issues such as book covers and release dates.

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* AuthorAvatar: Jacky is arguably this. Her skills and interests mirroring that mirror those of the Author. So author so much so that Meyer would make posts to the official forum in character, even when talking about real world real-world issues such as book covers and release dates. dates.
**Meyer's tendency to make public announcements in-character as Jacky came to a heartbreaking conclusion when Jacky announced [[AuthorExistenceFailure Meyer's death]] to fan's via social media.



* TheBeard: [[spoiler:Jacky and Higgins get married in ''The Wake Of The Lorelei Lee'', because others on the ship think it strange neither gets married.]] Leads to SexlessMarriage and AmicablyDivorced.

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* TheBeard: [[spoiler:Jacky [[spoiler: Jacky and Higgins get married in ''The Wake Of The Lorelei Lee'', because others on Lee'' to keep the rest of the ship think it strange neither gets married.]] from speculating about their relationship (and Higgins' sexuality)]]. Leads to SexlessMarriage and AmicablyDivorced.



* BoardingSchoolOfHorrors: The Lawson Peabody School For Young Girls is less horrific and more sternly Puritan. However, Jacky's time there is made very unpleasant thanks to Clarissa.

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* BoardingSchoolOfHorrors: Deconstructed. The Lawson Peabody School For Young Girls is less horrific reasonably strict and more sternly Puritan. However, Jacky's time there is made very unpleasant thanks regimented, but not abusive, and the Headmistress seems to Clarissa.be a bit of a tough-but-fair MamaBear about her students.



** In the last book excerpts from Amy's Journal are explicitly addressed to "dear reader".
** In scenes where Jacky is telling someone about her past adventures she frequently quotes previous books word for word.

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** In the last book excerpts from Amy's Journal journal are explicitly addressed to "dear reader".
** In scenes where Jacky is telling someone about her past adventures adventures, she frequently quotes previous books word for word.



** Jacky: "I'm a good girl... mostly." and "Men I swear." and "I wasn't raise proper."

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** Jacky: "I'm a good girl... mostly." and "Men "Men, I swear." and "I wasn't raise proper."



** Implied for Joanie and Daniel in Rapture of the Deep.

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** Implied for Joanie and Daniel in Rapture ''Rapture of the Deep.''



* CoolBoat: Jackie's beloved flagship, The ''Nancy B. Alsop''. A Baltimore schooner, she's fast enough to outrun a Royal Navy frigate, big enough to cross the Pacific but small enough to be handled by two or three hands in an emergency, and named after her mother.

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* CoolBoat: Jackie's beloved flagship, The the ''Nancy B. Alsop''. A Baltimore schooner, she's fast enough to outrun a Royal Navy frigate, big enough to cross the Pacific but small enough to be handled by two or three hands in an emergency, and named after her mother.



* DisguisedInDrag:

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* DisguisedInDrag:DisguisedInDrag: Jacky. All the time. More so in the earlier books, when she had a more boyish figure.



** Jacky. All the time. More so in the earlier books, when she had a more boyish figure.



* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: Elspeth, after going catatonic for revealing that Jacky led the girls against their captors in Book 4, which resulted in Jacky getting punished.]]. And again in Wild Rover No More when [[spoiler: Amy tries to commit suicide after Jacky's execution. Fortunately Randell sabotaged her pistol]]

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* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: Elspeth, after going catatonic for revealing that Jacky led the girls against their captors in Book 4, which resulted in Jacky getting punished.]]. And again in Wild ''Wild Rover No More More'' when [[spoiler: Amy tries to commit suicide after Jacky's execution. Fortunately Randell sabotaged her pistol]]



* DudeWheresMyRespect: You'd think that after In the Belly of the Bloodhound, Jacky would have friends in high places, but it doesn't seem to be the case.

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* DudeWheresMyRespect: You'd think that after In ''In the Belly of the Bloodhound, Bloodhound'', Jacky would have friends in high places, but it doesn't seem to be the case.



* FamedInStory: Jacky Explicitly wants to be this, and eventually pulls it off. Haivng both Stories and Songs written about her.

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* FamedInStory: Jacky Explicitly explicitly wants to be this, although it comes around to bite her when she learns her friend Amy has been publishing Jacky's life story and eventually pulls it off. Haivng both Stories and Songs written about her.adventures in volumes, often leading to Jacky's enemies being all-too-informed of her exploits.



* GenerationXerox: Joannie is very much a slightly younger version of Jacky. And apperence Wise Jacky looks exactly like her mother.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Jacky ends up with two- one on her eyebrow and one on the outer edge of her opposite eye.

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* GenerationXerox: Jacky looks exactly like her mother. Her adopted urchin Joannie is very much a slightly younger version of Jacky. And apperence Wise Jacky looks exactly like her mother.
Jacky.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Jacky ends up with two- one two--one on her eyebrow and one on the outer edge of her opposite eye.



* HistoricalDomainCharacter: Enough to populate a wiki of their own, including Napoleon, Tecumseh and Sacajawea, the [=LaFitte=] brothers, Lord Dundas, the Duke of Clarence, and [[PirateGirl Cheng Shih]]. Many other contemporary figures such as Marshal Ney,John Adams, Lord Nelson and the romantic poets are discussed or make cameo appearances without rising to the level of true characters.
** A number of the Convicts on the Lorelei Lee are Historical characters, including Mary Wade. The Lorelei Lee itself is somewhat based on the Lady Juliana.
* HistoricalInJoke: oodles and boodles worth

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* HistoricalDomainCharacter: Enough to populate a wiki of their own, including Napoleon, Tecumseh and Sacajawea, the [=LaFitte=] brothers, Lord Dundas, the Duke of Clarence, and [[PirateGirl Cheng Shih]]. Many other contemporary figures such as Marshal Ney,John Ney, John Adams, Cotton Mathers, Lord Nelson and the romantic poets are discussed or make cameo appearances without rising to the level of true characters.
** A number of the Convicts convicts on the Lorelei Lee are Historical characters, including Mary Wade. The Lorelei Lee ''Lorelei Lee'' itself is somewhat based on the Lady Juliana.''Lady Juliana''.
* HistoricalInJoke: oodles Oodles and boodles worth



** Subverted with [[spoiler: Gully, who starts off professing to be an honorable con-artist and ends up nearly causing serious harm to Jacky whenever they cross paths.]]



* IdiotBall: In Boston Jacky both Jacky and Jamie seem to suffer from this. And then in Wild rover No more Jacky [[spoiler: thinks its a good idea to send letters to her friends and tell them where she is, when she is supposed to be hiding]] this really approaches TooDumbToLive territory.

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* IdiotBall: In Boston Jacky ''Boston Jacky,'' both Jacky and Jamie seem to suffer from this. And then in Wild rover In ''Wild Rover No more Jacky More'', [[spoiler: when Jacky thinks its it's a good idea to send letters to her friends and tell them where she is, is when she is supposed to be hiding]] on the run from her own execution,]] this really approaches TooDumbToLive territory.



* IShouldWriteABookAboutThis: When Jacky tells Amy her story, the opening lines sound exactly like those of the first book. Later on, we find out that Amy has published Jacky's adventures--maybe the very books we are reading.

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* IShouldWriteABookAboutThis: When Jacky tells Amy her story, the opening lines sound exactly like those of the first book. Later on, we find out that Amy has published Jacky's adventures--maybe adventures--implied to be the very books we are reading.



* NapoleonBonaparte: is a character and an important part of the plot, the books being set during the Napoleonic wars and all.
* NeverSayNever: any time Jacky says she will not do something near the start of a book you can be sure it will happen before the end of the book.
* NoOneCouldSurviveThat: Jacky survives [[spoiler: being swept overboard in a typhoon]]. causing [[spoiler: Jamie to go mad with grief]].
* NotQuiteDead: [[spoiler: In Book 6, Jacky's friends watch her get dragged out from their prison cell and guillotined- only it turns out they decapitated a girl who looked like her, instead. They don't find out till much later, though...]]

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* NapoleonBonaparte: is Appears as a character and an important part of the plot, the books being set during the Napoleonic wars and all.
plot in ''My Bonny Light Horseman''.
* NeverSayNever: any Any time Jacky says she will not do something near the start of a book you can be sure it will happen before the end of the book.
* NoOneCouldSurviveThat: Jacky survives [[spoiler: being swept overboard in a typhoon]]. causing [[spoiler: Jamie to go mad with grief]].
Jacky, nearly once per book.
* NotQuiteDead: [[spoiler: In Book 6, Jacky's friends watch her get dragged out from their prison cell and guillotined- only guillotined--only it turns out they decapitated a girl who looked like her, instead. They don't find out till much later, though...]]



* PantyShot: Jacky and Poseidon seem to have a... 'special' relationship, much to her embarrassment, as an inevitable result of wearing a skirt on a windy deck.

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* PantyShot: Jacky and Poseidon seem to have a... 'special' ''special'' relationship, much to her embarrassment, as an inevitable result of wearing a skirt on a windy deck.deck.
**Happens in ''Bloody Jack'' as Jacky, in a rare moment as a girl, gets her skirts blown up by an errant breeze in full sight of her fellow ship's boys. The narrative is rather vague on whether or not Jacky was wearing drawers at the time.



* {{Privateer}}: The Emerald, during the majority of ''Under the Jolly Roger''.
* PublicDomainCharacter: Freely mixed with the Historical characters, most notably Mike Fink and the crew of the [[MobyDick ''Pequod.'']]

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* {{Privateer}}: The Emerald, ''Emerald,'' during the majority of ''Under the Jolly Roger''.
* PublicDomainCharacter: Freely mixed with the Historical historical characters, most notably Mike Fink and the crew of the [[MobyDick ''Pequod.'']]



* ReportsOfMyDeathWereGreatlyExaggerated: [[spoiler: Jacky ties to use her fame in The Mark of the Golden Dragon, but the English sailors she talks to don't believe she is really Jacky Faber.]]

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* ReportsOfMyDeathWereGreatlyExaggerated: [[spoiler: Jacky ties to use her fame in The ''The Mark of the Golden Dragon, Dragon'', but the English sailors she talks to don't believe she is really Jacky Faber.]]



* SailorsPonytail: Jacky initially cuts all of her hair off to pull off the SweetPollyOliver that gets the plot rolling. As she gets older, she grows her hair out into one of these, partly because it's expected of "young men" and partly so she can switch back into a girl when she wants to.

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* SailorsPonytail: Jacky initially cuts all of her hair off to pull off the SweetPollyOliver that gets the plot rolling. As rolling, but is told by her captain to grow out her pigtail so that she gets older, she grows will match the other ship's boys. Jacky complies, but frets that her long hair out into one of these, partly because it's expected of "young men" will make her look more girlish and partly so she can switch back into a girl when she wants to. thus betray her.



** The ''Lorelei Lee'' is named after the heroine of ''Literature/GentlemenPreferBlondes''

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** The ''Lorelei Lee'' is named after the heroine of ''Literature/GentlemenPreferBlondes''''Literature/GentlemenPreferBlondes'' (A lorelai is itself a mythical maiden, similar to a siren or mermaid, that proves dangerous to sailors.)
** In ''Wild Rover No More,'' Jacky assumes the name Annabelle Leigh and ends up governess to a little boy named [[Creator/EdgarAllanPoe Edgar Allan Polk]].



** Jacky freqently retells events from previous books to entertain others.
** She also writes a play in Mississippi Jack
** Brother Rabbit tales in The Rapture of the Deep

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** Jacky freqently frequently retells events from previous books to entertain others.
** She also writes a play in Mississippi Jack
''Mississippi Jack''
** Brother Rabbit tales in The ''The Rapture of the Deep Deep''



** Joannie is said to be about twelve at the Start of Under the Jolley Rodger, and is still about twelve 2 years later in Rapture of The Deep.
** Daniel is eight or nine in Mississippi Jack, and about twelve in Rapture of The Deep, even thought less then six months have passed.

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** Joannie is said to be about twelve at the Start start of Under ''Under the Jolley Rodger, Jolly Rodger'', and is still about twelve 2 years later in Rapture ''Rapture of The Deep.
Deep''.
** Daniel is eight or nine in Mississippi Jack, ''Mississippi Jack'' and about twelve in Rapture ''Rapture of The Deep, Deep'', even thought less then six months have passed.



* SweetPollyOliver: This how Jacky starts her adventures on the high seas.
* SweetOnPollyOliver: Jaimy wonders why he is so attracted to Jack Faber and considers leaving the Navy (because he believes himself to be a "sodomite"), until said Jack Faber reveals herself to be a girl.
* TakeBackYourGift: In her typical dramatic fashion, Jacky hurls her promise ring at Jaimy’s feet at the beginning of ''Under the Jolly Roger'' when she discovers that he is cheating on her. [[spoiler: As it turns out, the girl is only his cousin, and all of the grief Jacky goes through over the next several months as a result of the incident could have been avoided if she’d just stopped to ask.]]
* ATasteOfTheLash: [[spoiler: Both Jacky and Clarissa in book 4]] and [[spoiler: Jaimy in book 8.]]

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* SweetPollyOliver: This how How Jacky starts her adventures on the high seas.
* SweetOnPollyOliver: Jaimy wonders why he is so attracted finds himself "unnaturally attracted" to Jack Faber one of his fellow ship's boys and considers is on the verge of leaving the Navy (because he believes himself to be a "sodomite"), until said Jack Faber ship's boy reveals herself to be a girl.
* TakeBackYourGift: In her typical dramatic fashion, Jacky hurls her promise ring at Jaimy’s feet at the beginning of ''Under the Jolly Roger'' when she discovers that he is cheating on her. [[spoiler: As it turns out, [[RelativeError the girl is only his cousin, cousin]], and all of the grief Jacky goes through over the next several months as a result of the incident could have been avoided if she’d just stopped to ask.]]
* ATasteOfTheLash: Jacky's (second) worst nightmare as a ship's boy in ''Bloody Jack,'' as stripping for a lashing will reveal her true gender. [[spoiler: Both Jacky and Clarissa get lashes in book 4]] Book 4 and [[spoiler: Jaimy takes his licks in book 8.]]



* WeddingsForEveryone: The Younger characts in the book pair up constantly, and there are many weddings throughout. The penultimate chapter in the last book Hints at a triple wedding: [[spoiler: Jacky & Jamie, Amy & Ezra, Randell & Polly ]]

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* WeddingsForEveryone: The Younger characts younger characters in the book pair up constantly, and there are many weddings throughout. The penultimate chapter in the last book Hints hints at a triple wedding: [[spoiler: Jacky & Jamie, Amy & Ezra, Randell & Polly ]]



** The last mention of Daniel Prescott is in Viva Jacquelina.
** Neither Ravi nor Joannie appear in Wild Rover No More.

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** The last mention of Daniel Prescott is in Viva Jacquelina.
'Viva Jacquelina.''
** Neither Ravi nor Joannie appear in Wild ''Wild Rover No More. More.''



* WoodenShipsAndIronMen: and one girl of pure brass!

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* WoodenShipsAndIronMen: and And one girl of pure brass!
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