History Literature / FevreDream

30th Jan '18 4:01:47 AM Chabal2
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* CoolBoat: The ''Fevre Dream'' itself. Designed to be the fastest steamboat on the river, as well as one of the most luxurious for its wealthy passengers.

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* CoolBoat: The ''Fevre Dream'' itself. Designed to be the fastest steamboat on the river, as well as one of the most luxurious for its wealthy passengers. The abundance of silver and mirrors was also intended to help fight vampires.



* DeliberateValuesDissonance: It takes place around the time of the American Civil War, so characters display the expected attitudes about race. In the beginning of the story, Marsh expresses distaste for slavery, but also for abolitionists. Various characters drop copious N-bombs.

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* DeliberateValuesDissonance: It takes place around the time of the American Civil War, so characters display the expected attitudes about race. In the beginning of the story, Marsh expresses distaste for slavery, but also for abolitionists.abolitionists due to their ActivistFundamentalistAntics. Various characters drop copious N-bombs.



* FurAgainstFang: Averted, Joshua says werewolf is just another word for what vampires are.



* IControlMyMinionsThrough: Damon controls his vampire entourage through a variety of methods. Some flock to him [[BirdsOfAFeather out of preference]], others obey him out of respect and/or fear for the [[AssKickingEqualsAuthority bloodmaster]], while others do so out of tradition: it's unheard of for a vampire to oppose the bloodmaster. He controls Billy through FalseReassurance, evoking UndyingLoyalty. It's implied he's done this to a long line of chosen human servants in the past.

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* IControlMyMinionsThrough: Damon controls his vampire entourage through a variety of methods. Some flock to him [[BirdsOfAFeather out of preference]], others obey him out of respect and/or fear for the [[AssKickingEqualsAuthority bloodmaster]], while others do so out of tradition: it's unheard of for a vampire to oppose the bloodmaster. He controls Billy through FalseReassurance, FalseReassurance and WorkingForABodyUpgrade, evoking UndyingLoyalty. It's implied he's done this to a long line of chosen human servants in the past.



* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Discussed. York doesn't like the sound of "''Fevre Dream''," thinking that it brings to mind fever and madness. It's named for the Fevre River, which is itself named simply for the French word for beans.

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* MotivationalLie: Joshua tells Abner that Julian intends to return the Fevre Dream to the river to continue his carnage again. [[spoiler:Abner points out a riverboat lasts less than 10 years with good care, the Fevre Dream has been grounded for 13 years with zero maintenance.]] Joshua confesses he wants to kill Julian for good because he's managed to father a child.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Discussed. York doesn't like the sound of "''Fevre Dream''," thinking that it brings to mind fever and madness. It's named for the Fevre River, which is itself named simply for the French word for beans.beans (fève).


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* TheUnfought: The "Fevre Dream vs Eclipse" ends up not happening after the Eclipse sufers an accident. Later, [[spoiler:the Fevre Dream itself ends up grounded for more than a decade, making it unsalvageable.]]
30th Jan '18 2:56:29 AM Chabal2
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* TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers: "This river's full of scoundrels and sharpers and bible-thumpers and Republicans and abolitionists and all sorts of queer folk."
30th Jan '18 2:31:55 AM Chabal2
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* AssholeVictim: Two slavers return runaway slaves to Julian, having tortured them into revealing their status and former owner. They get ripped apart by vampires.
6th Aug '17 1:11:29 AM Demonicdouche
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* AuthorAppeal: Marsh is a BigEater, and the book includes a copious amounts of FoodPorn.

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* AuthorAppeal: Marsh is a BigEater, and the book includes a copious amounts amount of FoodPorn.



* BoomHeadshot: Abner Marsh finishes [[spoiler: Damon Julian]] with a point-blank headshot. From the ''both shotgun barrels''.

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* BoomHeadshot: Abner Marsh finishes [[spoiler: Damon Julian]] with a point-blank headshot. From the ''both shotgun barrels''.
24th Feb '17 9:02:42 AM Pilomotor
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* DeathByChildbirth: Vampire pregnancies are extraordinarily risky, which is how Joshua's mother died. Among his reasons for wanting to establish a truce between vampires and humans is his belief that modern medicine can remove some of that risk.

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* DeathByChildbirth: Vampire pregnancies are extraordinarily risky, which is how Joshua's mother died. Among his reasons for wanting to establish a truce between vampires and humans is his belief that modern medicine can remove some of that risk.risk, which could eventually threaten the survival of the race.



* EnemyWithin: All vampires suffer the onset of the red thirst, [[spoiler:except Damon Julian, who was old enough to outlive it.]]

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* EnemyWithin: All vampires suffer the onset of the [[HorrorHunger red thirst, thirst]], [[spoiler:except Damon Julian, who was old enough to outlive it.]]
3rd Dec '16 11:24:20 AM Xtifr
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-->(For the Preston & Child novel, see ''Literature/FeverDream''.)
27th Mar '16 11:50:07 PM OgreProdigy
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* VillainHasAPoint: Julian points out that dismissing his take on the food chain is hypocritical coming from humans, who enslave members of their own race for nothing more than a difference of skin colour.

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* VillainHasAPoint: Julian points out that dismissing his take on belief in the food chain superiority of the vampire race giving them unlimited rights over humanity is hypocritical coming from humans, who enslave members of their own - after all, they're in the Antebellum South, where within one species the 'superior' race for nothing more than a difference of skin colour.has unlimited power over the 'inferior'. [[spoiler: Marsh admits he's right - [[AChatWithSatan and becomes an abolitionist.]]]]
27th Mar '16 11:45:08 PM OgreProdigy
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* TheDragon: Sour Billy Tipton to Julian. He's a mix of TheIgor and a BattleButler, seeing to the day-to-day running of Julian's various fronts, venturing out into the world on his boss's behalf (mostly to abduct unsuspecting victims), and serving as Julian's guardian and protector during daylight hours.

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* TheDragon: Sour Billy Tipton to Julian. He's a mix of TheIgor and a BattleButler, seeing to the day-to-day running of Julian's various fronts, venturing out into the world on his boss's behalf (mostly to abduct unsuspecting victims), and serving as Julian's guardian and protector during daylight hours. Unlike most examples, though, he's unquestionably the physically weakest member of the villain team, being the only one who isn't a vampire.
15th Mar '16 1:31:36 PM margdean56
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* BadassCrew: The core crew of "Fevre Dream": [[TheCaptain Abner Marsh]], [[TheBrute Mike Dunn]], [[BadassBookworm Mr. Jeffers]], [[ChefOfIron Toby]]... [[spoiler: Sadly, they ain't badass enough to deal with the thousands years old vampire lord.]]

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* BadassCrew: The core crew of "Fevre Dream": [[TheCaptain Abner Marsh]], [[TheBrute Mike Dunn]], [[BadassBookworm Mr. Jeffers]], [[ChefOfIron Toby]]... [[spoiler: Sadly, they ain't badass enough to deal with the thousands years old thousands-years-old vampire lord.]]



* BlackAndGreyMorality: Within the vampies' circle, it's stressed that many of them are not inherently bad people, but more slaves to the red thirst who kill for strength and sustenance rather than to derive any real pleasure from the act of murder. On the other hand, Julian's approach -- which essentially boils down to KillEmAll ForTheEvulz -- has many eager followers.

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* BlackAndGreyMorality: Within the vampies' vampires' circle, it's stressed that many of them are not inherently bad people, but more slaves to the red thirst who kill for strength and sustenance rather than to derive any real pleasure from the act of murder. On the other hand, Julian's approach -- which essentially boils down to KillEmAll ForTheEvulz -- has many eager followers.



* CrushingHandshake: The burly Abner likes doing this as a show of strength and dominance, but finds himself on the loosing end when he attempts it on York.

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* CrushingHandshake: The burly Abner likes doing this as a show of strength and dominance, but finds himself on the loosing losing end when he attempts it on York.



** Joshua York, to the core. [[spoiler:His penchant for poetry even rubs on Marsh, of all people.]]

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** Joshua York, to the core. [[spoiler:His penchant for poetry even rubs off on Marsh, of all people.]]



* EvenEvilHasStandards: Joshua York was never what you could call evil, but he always viewed his feeding on humans as a regretful necessity. His hatred at humans that attempt to act like vampires is unbridled.

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: Joshua York was never what you could call evil, but he always viewed his feeding on humans as a regretful necessity. His hatred at of humans that attempt to act like vampires is unbridled.



* HypercompetentSidekick: Damon Julian may be have occasional flashes of brilliance, but Sour Billy Tipton runs all his affairs to such an extent that Julian would clearly be a sad sight without the aid of Billy or someone like him. On the GoodGuys' side, Mr Jeffers fills this role for Abner Marsh.

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* HypercompetentSidekick: Damon Julian may be have occasional flashes of brilliance, but Sour Billy Tipton runs all his affairs to such an extent that Julian would clearly be a sad sight without the aid of Billy or someone like him. On the GoodGuys' {{Good Guy}}s' side, Mr Jeffers fills this role for Abner Marsh.
4th Mar '16 8:26:23 AM YoKab
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* ComicBookAdaptation: Published by Avatar comics.

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* ComicBookAdaptation: Published by Avatar comics.Creator/AvatarPress.
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