History Literature / DeliriumSeries

20th May '16 11:20:00 AM wuggles
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* GenreBlindness: They tried to outlaw love. I can literally not think of a less GenreSavvy thing to do. It's such a stupid move, it's actually funny.
7th Mar '16 3:36:35 AM WillBGood
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* TheBluebeard: [[spoiler:Fred, Hana's husband-to-be. He had one wife committed for discovering the truth of what he'd done - killed his father and worked with the government to destroy the rebels, and it's implied he's done it several other times.]]



* {{Mad Dictators Handsome Son}}: Julian. Mr. Fineman isn't technically a dictator, but he's powerful and certainly mad enough.

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* {{Mad Dictators Handsome Son}}: MadDictatorsHandsomeSon: Julian. Mr. Fineman isn't technically a dictator, but he's powerful and certainly mad enough.



* {{Not So Different}}: [[spoiler: After finding out about how Julian was set up to be "infected", captured and killed in order to tarnish the image of his father's "Deliria-Free America" organization, a furious Lena accuses Raven of being just as callous and inhuman as the Cureds.]]

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* {{Not So Different}}: NotSoDifferent: [[spoiler: After finding out about how Julian was set up to be "infected", captured and killed in order to tarnish the image of his father's "Deliria-Free America" organization, a furious Lena accuses Raven of being just as callous and inhuman as the Cureds.]]



* TheBluebeard: [[spoiler:Fred, Hana's husband-to-be. He had one wife committed for discovering the truth of what he'd done - killed his father and worked with the government to destroy the rebels, and it's implied he's done it several other times.]]
* TheVoiceless: Grace, Lena's cousin is nearly mute in the first book, with Lena only hearing her say "Mommy" at night and [[spoiler:"Wait", which she says in order to distract everyone and save Lena]], but by the third book [[spoiler:she's able to say a few more sentences]].



* TheVoiceless: Grace, Lena's cousin is nearly mute in the first book, with Lena only hearing her say "Mommy" at night and [[spoiler:"Wait", which she says in order to distract everyone and save Lena]], but by the third book [[spoiler:she's able to say a few more sentences]].



* WhamMoment: In the second book, [[spoiler:Lena discovering her mother is alive , and Alex's return to the group.]]

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* WhamMoment: WhamShot: In the second book, [[spoiler:Lena discovering her mother is alive , and Alex's return to the group.]]
7th Mar '16 3:32:16 AM WillBGood
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* {{Abusive Parents}}: Julian's father in the sequel.

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* {{Abusive Parents}}: AbusiveParents: Julian's father in the sequel.



* {{Always Chaotic Evil}}: Scavengers.

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* {{Always Chaotic Evil}}: AlwaysChaoticEvil: Scavengers.



* {{Big Applesauce}}: Half of ''Pandemonium'' is set in a severely "cured", colorless New York.

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* {{Big Applesauce}}: BigApplesauce: Half of ''Pandemonium'' is set in a severely "cured", colorless New York.



* {{Bureaucratically Arranged Marriage}}: At eighteen, everyone gets a list of four potential matches to choose from.

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* {{Bureaucratically Arranged Marriage}}: BureaucraticallyArrangedMarriage: At eighteen, everyone gets a list of four potential matches to choose from.



* {{Cure Your Gays}}: One of the intended effects of the procedure.

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* {{Cure Your Gays}}: CureYourGays: One of the intended effects of the procedure.



* {{Cynical Mentor}}: Raven and Tack. [[spoiler: They arrange for Lena and Julian to be kidnapped together, so that Julian will bond with her and be discredited as a symbol of the DFA. The fact that his father will literally kill him is considered a necessary price to pay.]]

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* {{Cynical Mentor}}: CynicalMentor: Raven and Tack. [[spoiler: They arrange for Lena and Julian to be kidnapped together, so that Julian will bond with her and be discredited as a symbol of the DFA. The fact that his father will literally kill him is considered a necessary price to pay.]]



* {{Distressed Dude}}: Julian.

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* {{Distressed Dude}}: DistressedDude: Julian.



* TheEvilsofFreeWill: The book starts with Lena about to be evaluated, mentally and physically, by a team of civil servants who will determine which career she is suited for and what sort of boy she should marry (she'll have to choose from among four boys).

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* TheEvilsofFreeWill: TheEvilsOfFreeWill: The book starts with Lena about to be evaluated, mentally and physically, by a team of civil servants who will determine which career she is suited for and what sort of boy she should marry (she'll have to choose from among four boys).



* {{You Are Number Six}}: [[spoiler: At one point, Lena is helped by a mysterious masked woman with a numbered prison tattoo on her neck. Later in Mr. Fineman's hidden study, she finds a record of prisoners and matches the numbers to a name - her own mother's.]]

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* {{You Are Number Six}}: YouAreNumberSix: [[spoiler: At one point, Lena is helped by a mysterious masked woman with a numbered prison tattoo on her neck. Later in Mr. Fineman's hidden study, she finds a record of prisoners and matches the numbers to a name - her own mother's.]]
10th Feb '16 8:58:50 AM Ea4g
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* GenreBlindness: They tried to outlaw love. I can literally not think of a less GenreSavvy thing to do. It's such a stupid move, it's actually funny.
5th Feb '16 3:27:56 AM Ea4g
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* TooDumbToLive: An entire society where love is outlawed. Did they really think it would work out as planned?
1st Oct '15 2:10:20 AM Amelon1
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* MeaningfulName: Lena is short for Magdalena, a name which carries heavy connotations of sin, passion and spirituality - both in the novel's mythology and in real life. {{Lampshaded}} by Lena as she wonders what could have possessed her mother to choose such a loaded name.

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* MeaningfulName: Lena is short has one, and most of the Invalids encountered are named for Magdalena, a name which carries heavy connotations some part of sin, passion and spirituality - both in the novel's mythology and in real life. {{Lampshaded}} by Lena as she wonders what could have possessed her mother to choose such a loaded name.their appearance or personality.



* ScrapbookStory: Each chapter begins with a children's rhyme or a quote from a historical, medical or religious textbook from Lena's world. Some of them are quite bizarre, such as the rhyming Periodic Table, or the skewed Biblical myths that present Mary Magdalene and Joseph as separated lovers.
* SmittenTeenageGirl: Lena recognizes her own symptoms straight out of ''the Book of Shh'', but falls in love anyway with the first good-looking, nonrelated boy she has an actual conversation with. Somewhat justified since her strictly gender-segregated upbringing has left her completely unprepared for dealing with boys, and Alex ''is'' quite the catch.

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* ScrapbookStory: Each chapter of the first book begins with a children's rhyme or a quote from a historical, medical or religious textbook from Lena's world. Some of them are quite bizarre, such as the rhyming Periodic Table, or the skewed Biblical myths that present Mary Magdalene and Joseph as separated lovers.
* SmittenTeenageGirl: Lena recognizes her own symptoms straight out of ''the Book of Shh'', but falls in love anyway with the first good-looking, nonrelated boy she has an actual conversation with. Somewhat justified since her strictly gender-segregated upbringing has left her completely unprepared for dealing with boys, and Alex ''is'' quite the catch.
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* {{Team Mom}}: Raven in ''Pandemonium'' is a tough, no-nonsense version of this.



* {{Took A Level In Badass}}: Lena [[spoiler:breaks herself and Julian out of an underground prison using only their wits and a hidden knife. Later, she and Raven rescue Julian by infiltrating the medical facility where he's about to be executed.]]
* {{Took A Level In Jerkass}}: Lena could have been kinder to Julian when she told him who she really was. She's been in his shoes, after all.
** [[spoiler:Hana Tate]], in the ''Hana'' novella, takes about ''twenty'' levels in jerkass -- which is pretty impressive, considering it happens ''at the same time'' as the first book. In ''Delirium'', [[spoiler:she's a no-nonsense, supportive, understanding friend who's happy to help Alex and Lena cover their tracks, and even helps Lena while Lena's ''tied down and under guard'' despite the risks]]. In ''Hana'', [[spoiler:she's an immature, jealous bitch who deliberately turns Alex and Lena in and almost gets them killed because of her own selfishness]].
1st Oct '15 1:52:16 AM Amelon1
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* BadassBiker: Alex has a motorbike.



* DistressedDamsel: Lena, several times.



* DeadpanSnarker: Lena sometimes, especially towards the end of the novel.
-->Thinking about Brian, her fiance: "Has it ever occurred to you that you're allergic to ''life''?"
-->Tied up and being scolded by [[spoiler: Rachel]]: "Sorry to inconvenience you."



* {{Fag Hag}}: Lena's first friends in [[spoiler:the resistance]], apart from Raven, are a gay couple named Bram and Hunter.



* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Hana]], in the third book, once she realizes [[spoiler:how evil her husband-to-be is]].



* {{Foil}}: Lena's friend Hana is her opposite in almost every way - taller, wealthier, more stylish and more outspoken against the system. However, when Lena asks her to [[spoiler: escape into the wild with her and Alex, Hana doesn't dare to leave her comfortable lifestyle.]] In the end, it turns out ''Lena'' is actually the braver of the two.



* GreenEyedMonster: In the novella ''Hana'', it's revealed that this is the reason that [[spoiler:Hana sold out Alex and Lena]].
* HeelRealization: [[spoiler:When a party Hana and Lena are attending is brutally raided by the police, Lena is shocked into realizing that if their supposed "protectors" are this cruel, then many things she has been raised to believe might be wrong as well.]]



* LovableAlphaBitch: Hana.



* [[spoiler:NotQuiteDead: Alex.]]



* [[spoiler:ReportsOfMyDeathWereGreatlyExaggerated: Alex, in ''Pandemonium''.]]



* RuleAbidingRebel: In-universe, Hana. Hana is the one that first introduces Lena to the illegal concerts and thinks differently, but in the end, [[spoiler: she decides to go through with the surgery and doesn't accept Lena's offer to run away with her. Also, it is revealed in an online sequel that Hana is the one who revealed Lena and Alex's relationship to the authorities.]]
30th Dec '14 8:22:59 PM nombretomado
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The show was made into a series starring Creator/EmmaRoberts which was made available on {{Hulu}} in June 2014.

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The show was made into a series starring Creator/EmmaRoberts which was made available on {{Hulu}} {{Creator/Hulu}} in June 2014.
31st Aug '14 12:47:57 AM erforce
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* TheGreatEscape: [[spoiler: Both Mrs. Haloway and, with Alex's help, Lena herself escaping from her own home just before she's "cured".]]

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* TheGreatEscape: GreatEscape: [[spoiler: Both Mrs. Haloway and, with Alex's help, Lena herself escaping from her own home just before she's "cured".]]
23rd Jun '14 6:41:06 PM wuggles
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The show was made into a series starring Creator/EmmaRoberts which was made available on {{Hulu}} in June 2014.
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