History Literature / ColdVengeance

2nd Jun '15 1:00:54 PM Morgenthaler
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* [[spoiler: RedemptionEqualsDeath:]] This occurs with [[spoiler: Esterhazy]] at the very end. [[spoiler: He betrays the Covenant late in the novel, only to die at the very end.]]

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* [[spoiler: RedemptionEqualsDeath:]] RedemptionEqualsDeath: This occurs with [[spoiler: Esterhazy]] at the very end. [[spoiler: He betrays the Covenant late in the novel, only to die at the very end.]]



* [[spoiler: TwinSwitch]]: [[spoiler: How Helen survived her death. It was really her twin that was mauled to death by the lion 12 years prior.]]

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* [[spoiler: TwinSwitch]]: TwinSwitch: [[spoiler: How Helen survived her death. It was really her twin that was mauled to death by the lion 12 years prior.]]
7th Nov '14 9:42:03 PM MisterCPC
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* [[spoiler: RedemptionEqualsDeath:]] This occurs with [[spoiler: Esterhazy]] at the very end. [[spoiler: He betrays the Covenant late in the novel, only to die at the very end.]]



* [[spoiler: RedemptionEqualsDeath:]] This occurs with [[spoiler: Esterhazy]] at the very end. [[spoiler: He betrays the Covenant late in the novel, only to die at the very end.]]
7th Nov '14 9:41:41 PM MisterCPC
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* [[spoiler: RedemptionEqualsDeath:]] This occurs with [[spoiler: Esterhazy]] at the very end. [[spoiler: He betrays the Covenant late in the novel, only to die at the very end.]]
27th Feb '14 4:09:12 PM ChrisCmoney
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* AnyoneCanDie: [[spoiler: Esterhazy gets killed about two pages before the end. Pendergast's butler Proctor gets offed only a few paragraphs later.]]



* WhamEpisode: Pretty much the entire last chapter. [[spoiler: Pendergast is finally reunited with Helen, they're ambushed by members of the Covenant, Esterhazy and Proctor are killed, Helen is abducted, and Pendergast himself is heavily wounded in the process.]]

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* WhamEpisode: Pretty much the entire last chapter. [[spoiler: Pendergast is finally reunited with Helen, they're ambushed by members of the Covenant, Esterhazy and Proctor are is killed, Helen is abducted, Pendergast's butler Proctor is shot trying to stop them, and Pendergast himself is heavily wounded in the process.]]
23rd Feb '14 1:34:03 PM ChrisCmoney
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* MookInducedBetrayal: [[spoiler: Realizing that he'll be killed for his failures anyway, Esterhazy kills the remaining members of the Covenant aboard the ''Vergeltung'' and frees Pendergast.]]

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* MookInducedBetrayal: MookFaceTurn: [[spoiler: Realizing that he'll be killed for his failures anyway, Esterhazy kills the remaining members of the Covenant aboard the ''Vergeltung'' and frees Pendergast.]]
23rd Feb '14 1:33:19 PM ChrisCmoney
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* AnArmAndALeg: Pendergast discovers that [[spoiler: Helen has lost her hand since he last saw her, presumably related to the incident where she faked her death.]]


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* AnyoneCanDie: [[spoiler: Esterhazy gets killed about two pages before the end. Pendergast's butler Proctor gets offed only a few paragraphs later.]]


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* DoubleMeaningTitle: The title not only refers to Pendergast's RoaringRampageOfRevenge over what happened to his wife, but also to the climax, [[spoiler: which takes place over the ship ''Vergeltung'', (the German word for "Vengeance"), where if one falls of they'll risk freezing to death in the icy waters below.]]
* TheDreaded: [[spoiler: The Covenant]] is this to Esterhazy. Pendergast himself over also winds up becoming this to him due to him being an ImplacableMan.
* {{Fingore}}: [[spoiler: Constance nearly has her thumb cut off by Falkoner as incentive for Pendergast to tell everything he knows. He's killed by Esterhazy before he can start cutting through the bone though.]]


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* MookInducedBetrayal: [[spoiler: Realizing that he'll be killed for his failures anyway, Esterhazy kills the remaining members of the Covenant aboard the ''Vergeltung'' and frees Pendergast.]]


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* TortureTechnician: Falkoner, who's also an all-out sadist.
* [[spoiler: TwinSwitch]]: [[spoiler: How Helen survived her death. It was really her twin that was mauled to death by the lion 12 years prior.]]
* WhamEpisode: Pretty much the entire last chapter. [[spoiler: Pendergast is finally reunited with Helen, they're ambushed by members of the Covenant, Esterhazy and Proctor are killed, Helen is abducted, and Pendergast himself is heavily wounded in the process.]]


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* YankTheDogsChain: Again, the last chapter.
21st Nov '13 3:57:56 AM ChrisCmoney
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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: D'Agosta's search for Pendergast's whereabouts after hearing news of his friend's "death" winds up unintentionally serving as the final confirmation to Esterhazy that Pendergast is indeed still alive, also delaying Pendergast's plans on finally nabbing the man in order to find out what happened to Helen.

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* LuckyBastard: Esterhazy manages to get away from Pendergast ''twice'' throughout the novel thanks to pure dumb luck.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Subverted. D'Agosta's search for Pendergast's whereabouts after hearing news of his friend's "death" winds up unintentionally serving as the final confirmation something for to Esterhazy that to investigate. However, Pendergast is indeed [[OutGambitted uses this to get the drop on him]]. [[DiabolusExMachina Esterhazy still alive, also delaying Pendergast's plans on finally nabbing the man in order manages to find out what happened to Helen.get away though.]]
9th Oct '13 4:49:55 PM ChrisCmoney
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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: D'Agosta's search for Pendergast's whereabouts after hearing news of his friend's "death" winds up unintentionally serving as the final confirmation to Esterhazy that Pendergast is indeed still alive, also delaying Pendergast's plans on finally nabbing the man in order to find out what happened to Helen.


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** NeverFoundTheBody: ...And he quickly winds up regretting it.


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* WhamLine
-->'''Esterhazy:''' You want an answer to your question? Here is is. [[spoiler: I never did murder Helen. She's still alive.]]
16th Oct '12 9:05:31 PM Sheora
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16th Oct '12 8:39:02 PM Sheora
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* OurHeroIsDead: Pendergast is officially declared dead after they cannot find his body in the Scottish bogs. Corrie writes a touching eulogy on her website for him.
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