History Literature / Deathstalker

13th Jan '17 3:33:35 AM Doug86
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** Averted (or possibly invoked) later on in ''Deathstalker Legacy'', when Jesamine asks Lewis, shortly after they've first consummated their affair, if he's familiar with the plot of ''Theatre/Macbeth''. Lewis tells her not to even joke about that. [[spoiler: Not long afterward, everything goes to hell, in both Lewis and Jesamine's life and the Empire as a whole.]]

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** Averted (or possibly invoked) later on in ''Deathstalker Legacy'', when Jesamine asks Lewis, shortly after they've first consummated their affair, if he's familiar with the plot of ''Theatre/Macbeth''.''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}''. Lewis tells her not to even joke about that. [[spoiler: Not long afterward, everything goes to hell, in both Lewis and Jesamine's life and the Empire as a whole.]]
13th Jan '17 3:28:41 AM Doug86
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** Averted (or possibly invoked) later on in ''Deathstalker Legacy'', when Jesamine asks Lewis, shortly after they've first consummated their affair, if he's familiar with the plot of MacBeth. Lewis tells her not to even joke about that. [[spoiler: Not long afterward, everything goes to hell, in both Lewis and Jesamine's life and the Empire as a whole.]]

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** Averted (or possibly invoked) later on in ''Deathstalker Legacy'', when Jesamine asks Lewis, shortly after they've first consummated their affair, if he's familiar with the plot of MacBeth.''Theatre/Macbeth''. Lewis tells her not to even joke about that. [[spoiler: Not long afterward, everything goes to hell, in both Lewis and Jesamine's life and the Empire as a whole.]]
28th Oct '16 3:35:09 PM dlchen145
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* TheChick: Evangeline Shreck, though she gets her {{Badass}} ActionGirl moment.

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* TheChick: Evangeline Shreck, though she gets her {{Badass}} badass ActionGirl moment.
1st Oct '16 8:49:17 AM ErikModi
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In short, the ''Deathstalker'' series is a FantasyKitchenSink SpaceOpera, soft as warm butter on the [[MohsScaleOfScienceFictionHardness Mohs scale]], and is [[SerialNovel sliced up into hundred- or two-hundred-page sections]] which could generally stand as stories on their own right. One can expect quite a lot of {{HSQ}} and similar moments when explaining any given segment, particularly as one reads further on. Finally, outside of the series itself, there are a handful of other stories written by Creator/SimonRGreen in the same universe, including the compilation ''Twilight of the Empire''.

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In short, the ''Deathstalker'' series is a FantasyKitchenSink SpaceOpera, soft as warm butter on the [[MohsScaleOfScienceFictionHardness Mohs scale]], and is [[SerialNovel sliced up into hundred- or two-hundred-page sections]] which could generally stand as stories on their own right. The recipe is simple: one part StarWars, two parts French Revolution, and a dash of AffectionateParody, satire, and Lovecraftian horror, liberally sprinkled with CrowningMomentOfFunny. One can expect quite a lot of {{HSQ}} and similar moments when explaining any given segment, particularly as one reads further on. Finally, outside of the series itself, there are a handful of other stories written by Creator/SimonRGreen in the same universe, including the compilation ''Twilight of the Empire''.
1st Oct '16 8:43:49 AM ErikModi
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** [[spoiler: Alicia VomAcht Deathstalker, the super-esper, tries to hijack Joy, the Ecstatic, to advance her plan of human domination. [[AndIMustScream Instead she ends up trapped in a mind that makes no sense with no way out.]]

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** [[spoiler: Alicia VomAcht [=VomAcht=] Deathstalker, the super-esper, tries to hijack Joy, the Ecstatic, to advance her plan of human domination. [[AndIMustScream Instead she ends up trapped in a mind that makes no sense with no way out.]]]]]]



* TrueCompanions: Much as Lewis, Jesamine, Brett, and Rose snipe at each other, in ''Deathstalker Coda'' when the Mistport council rather bluntly questions why they should waste time on this RagtagBunchOfMistfits, everyone leaps to each other's defense, justifying why they've survived everything the series has thrown at them this far.

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* TrueCompanions: Much as Lewis, Jesamine, Brett, and Rose snipe at each other, in ''Deathstalker Coda'' when the Mistport council rather bluntly questions why they should waste time on this RagtagBunchOfMistfits, RagtagBunchOfMisfits, everyone leaps to each other's defense, justifying why they've survived everything the series has thrown at them this far.
1st Oct '16 8:39:34 AM ErikModi
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* ShootTheMessenger: It takes quite some time for [[spoiler: Finn]] to be informed not just of [[spoiler: the fleet he sent to engage Lewis' fleet defecting]], but the incipient invasion by the combined fleet, mostly because no one wanted to be the one actually tell him. They finally found a fanatic with "as strong sense of duty and no real sense of self-preservation." One [[spoiler: Finn]] is sure he's heard every detail, he beats the messenger to death with his bare hands.

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* ShootTheMessenger: It takes quite some time for [[spoiler: Finn]] to be informed not just of [[spoiler: the fleet he sent to engage Lewis' fleet defecting]], but the incipient invasion by the combined fleet, mostly because no one wanted to be the one actually tell him. They finally found a fanatic with "as "a strong sense of duty and no real sense of self-preservation." One Once [[spoiler: Finn]] is sure he's heard every detail, he beats the messenger to death with his bare hands.
1st Oct '16 8:31:12 AM ErikModi
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* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: John Silence, a survivor of the Madness Maze (though not as powerful as Owen and Hazel) kills himself rather than let Alicia VomAcht Deathstalker take over his body in ''Deathstalker Coda''.]]

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* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: John Silence, a survivor of the Madness Maze (though not as powerful as Owen and Hazel) kills himself rather than let Alicia VomAcht [=VomAcht=] Deathstalker take over his body in ''Deathstalker Coda''.]]



** Being the Empire's foremost opera singer and diva, Jeasmine Flowers has the "mundane" version of this. At one point, Douglas lets her let rip with an ear-splitting note to silence an unproductive Parliament debate. [[spoiler: The Madness Maze naturally grants her the super-powered version, which is PlayedForDrama (Jes is used to her singing bring people joy, not YourHeadAsplode).]]

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** Being the Empire's foremost opera singer and diva, Jeasmine Flowers has the "mundane" version of this. At one point, Douglas lets her let rip with an ear-splitting note to silence an unproductive Parliament debate. [[spoiler: The Madness Maze naturally grants her the super-powered version, which is PlayedForDrama (Jes is used to her singing bring bringing people joy, not YourHeadAsplode).]]
1st Oct '16 8:27:35 AM ErikModi
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* ItsWhatIDo: After [[spoiler: Owen is revived, he communicates with the Admiral of the orbiting Imperial fleet, a handpicked [[FantasticRacism Pure Humanity fanatic.]] After insulting and antagonizing her, Lewis ends the call, and, realizing their last slim chance of talking their way out from under the guns of the largest Imperial fleet assembled since the Rebellion, asks Owen what the point was of antagonizing the Admiral. "It's what I do best."]]

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* ItsWhatIDo: After [[spoiler: Owen is revived, he communicates with the Admiral of the orbiting Imperial fleet, a handpicked [[FantasticRacism Pure Humanity fanatic.]] After insulting Owen insults and antagonizing antagonizes her, Lewis ends the call, and, realizing their last slim chance of talking their way out from under the guns of the largest Imperial fleet assembled since the Rebellion, Rebellion has evaporated, asks Owen what the point was of antagonizing the Admiral. "It's what I do best."]]
1st Oct '16 8:13:35 AM ErikModi
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* ChekhovsGunman: Alicia [=VomAcht=] Deathstalker, Joy. [[spoiler: Alicia is mentioned earlier in the second book to have gone through the Madness Maze with the people who eventually created the Hadenmen, but instead became a super-esper. She eventually became a LiteralSplitPersonality, turning into the Mater Mundi and the uber-espers. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Diana Vertue's attempt to destroy the uber-espers results in recombining her into a single entity.]] Joy is an Ecstatic (a person who's undergone surgical modification to exist in a state of perpetual orgasm) who seems to know things no one else should know, and is secreted away to New Hope in the first book. [[spoiler: His bizzare mind is the perfect place to trap Alicia when she tries to possess him.]]

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* ChekhovsGunman: Alicia [=VomAcht=] Deathstalker, Joy. [[spoiler: Alicia is mentioned earlier in the second book to have gone through the Madness Maze with the people who eventually created the Hadenmen, but instead became a super-esper. She eventually became a LiteralSplitPersonality, turning into the Mater Mundi and the uber-espers. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Diana Vertue's attempt to destroy the uber-espers results in recombining her into a single entity.]] ]]]] Joy is an Ecstatic (a person who's undergone surgical modification to exist in a state of perpetual orgasm) who seems to know things no one else should know, and is secreted away to New Hope in the first book. [[spoiler: His bizzare bizarre mind is the perfect place to trap Alicia when she tries to possess him.]]
1st Oct '16 8:10:31 AM ErikModi
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* ChekhovsGunman: Alicia VomAcht Deathstalker, Joy. [[spoiler: Alicia is mentioned earlier in the second book to have gone through the Madness Maze with the people who eventually created the Hadenmen, but instead became a super-esper. She eventually became a LiteralSplitPersonality, turning into the Mater Mundi and the uber-espers. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Diana Vertue's attempt to destroy the uber-espers results in recombining her into a single entity.]] Joy is an Ecstatic (a person who's undergone surgical modification to exist in a state of perpetual orgasm) who seems to know things no one else should know, and is secreted away to New Hope in the first book. [[spoiler: His bizzare mind is the perfect place to trap Alicia when she tries to possess him.]]

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* ChekhovsGunman: Alicia VomAcht [=VomAcht=] Deathstalker, Joy. [[spoiler: Alicia is mentioned earlier in the second book to have gone through the Madness Maze with the people who eventually created the Hadenmen, but instead became a super-esper. She eventually became a LiteralSplitPersonality, turning into the Mater Mundi and the uber-espers. [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Diana Vertue's attempt to destroy the uber-espers results in recombining her into a single entity.]] Joy is an Ecstatic (a person who's undergone surgical modification to exist in a state of perpetual orgasm) who seems to know things no one else should know, and is secreted away to New Hope in the first book. [[spoiler: His bizzare mind is the perfect place to trap Alicia when she tries to possess him.]]
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