History Literature / GarrettPI

25th Dec '15 7:15:34 PM SirSapphire
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** Speaking of Morely: his name is one to the children's song "Mairzy Doats" Doubly funny since Morely himself is a vegetarian.
25th Dec '15 1:30:25 PM SirSapphire
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* BadassBookworm: Believe it or not, Garrett. Not only can he read and write in a world where literacy is a hot commodity, but the Dead Man's room houses a treasure trove of books (being dead he can't really read, so who are they ''really'' for?). He's frequented the local library enough to finish a long trilogy of psuedo-history books and ''Deadly Quicksilver Lies'' opens with him in his office reading a philosophy book for pleasure. That being said, [[ClosetGeek he does try to downplay his hobby]] [[UnreliableNarrator to the reader.]]

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* BadassBookworm: Believe it or not, Garrett. Not only can he read and write in a world where literacy is a hot commodity, but the Dead Man's room (arguable the most secure place in the city) houses a treasure trove of books (being dead he can't really read, so who are they ''really'' for?). He's frequented the local library enough to finish a long trilogy of psuedo-history books and ''Deadly Quicksilver Lies'' opens with him in his office reading a philosophy book for pleasure. That being said, [[ClosetGeek he does try to downplay his hobby]] [[UnreliableNarrator to the reader.]]
15th Dec '15 8:40:31 AM SirSapphire
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*** Doubly appropriate since Morely could easily stand in for Hawk.
17th Jun '15 11:46:10 AM Sharlee
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** Centaurs aren't liked or trusted even before their Cantard tribes turned against Karenta to support Mooncalled's republic; after that, they're despised nearly as much as ratpeople.


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** As an artificial race with no diplomatic history and no territory of their own, ratpeople technically have no more legal rights under the Karentine legal system than do regular rats. Ironically, human racists don't take full advantage of this, evidently assuming the rat-folk are too lowly and craven to ever pose a threat.
1st May '15 7:57:27 AM Morgenthaler
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Garret has also appeared in ''The Shadow Thieves,'' a short story published in 2011's urban fantasy collection ''Down These Strange Streets'', and "an investigator from [=TunFaire=]" was mentioned in [[InTheNetOfDreams The Dreamland Chronicles]] by Wm Mark Simmons.

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Garret has also appeared in ''The Shadow Thieves,'' a short story published in 2011's urban fantasy collection ''Down These Strange Streets'', and "an investigator from [=TunFaire=]" was mentioned in [[InTheNetOfDreams [[Literature/InTheNetOfDreams The Dreamland Chronicles]] by Wm Mark Simmons.
19th Jan '15 11:37:06 AM MadBomber80
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* BadassBookworm: Believe it or not, Garrett. Not only can he read and write in a world where literacy is a hot commodity, but the Dead Man's room houses a treasure trove of books (being dead he can' really read, so who are they ''really'' for?). He's frequented the local library enough to finish a long trilogy of psuedo-history books and ''Deadly Quicksilver Lies'' opens with him in his office reading a philosophy book for pleasure. That being said, [[ClosetGeek he does try to downplay his hobby]] [[UnreliableNarrator to the reader.]]

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* BadassBookworm: Believe it or not, Garrett. Not only can he read and write in a world where literacy is a hot commodity, but the Dead Man's room houses a treasure trove of books (being dead he can' can't really read, so who are they ''really'' for?). He's frequented the local library enough to finish a long trilogy of psuedo-history books and ''Deadly Quicksilver Lies'' opens with him in his office reading a philosophy book for pleasure. That being said, [[ClosetGeek he does try to downplay his hobby]] [[UnreliableNarrator to the reader.]]
21st Sep '14 12:25:52 PM Demavend
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** It's implied that this is why [[spoiler: Uncle Willard]] brought tools along when [[spoiler: the Tates capture the Serpent]].

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** It's implied that this is why [[spoiler: Uncle Willard]] brought tools along when [[spoiler: the Tates capture the Serpent]].Serpent]] in ''Dread Brass Shadows''.



* GhostlyGoals: [[spoiler: Eleanor's ghost]] sought revenge against [[spoiler: General Stantnor]] and vindication from Garrett.

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* GhostlyGoals: In ''Old Tin Sorrows'', [[spoiler: Eleanor's ghost]] sought revenge against [[spoiler: General Stantnor]] and vindication from Garrett.



* TheMole: [[spoiler: The major in ''Sweet Silver Blues''; Sampson in ''Cold Copper Tears''.]]

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* TheMole: [[spoiler: The major major]] in ''Sweet Silver Blues''; Sampson [[spoiler: Sampson]] in ''Cold Copper Tears''.]]



* MyGreatestFailure: Failing to protect [[spoiler: Amiranda]] becomes this, for Saucerhead.

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* MyGreatestFailure: Failing to protect [[spoiler: Amiranda]] [[spoiler:protect Amiranda becomes this, for Saucerhead.Saucerhead]] in ''Bitter Gold Hearts''.



* PrecisionFStrike: Morley and Tinnie don't cuss often, but Morley does say "Shit!" when [[spoiler: a carnivorous thunder lizard sticks its head in the window of a coach he's riding in]], and Tinnie does the same when [[spoiler: several Hill sorcerers are attacked at the World's construction site]].

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* PrecisionFStrike: Morley and Tinnie don't cuss often, but Morley does say "Shit!" when [[spoiler: a carnivorous thunder lizard sticks its head in the window of a coach he's riding in]], and Tinnie does the same when [[spoiler: several Hill sorcerers are attacked at the World's construction site]].site]] in ''Cruel Zinc Melodies''.



* ProperlyParanoid: Nobody with secrets to hide wants to come anywhere ''near'' the Dead Man, with good reason. [[spoiler: The revelation that their own ranks were infiltrated by shapeshifters breaks up the racialists' conspiracies, as they no longer trust even one another.]]
* PsychicBlockDefense: Kip Prose's wire hairnets are designed to counter the Dead Man's mind-reading powers. [[spoiler: He eventually finds a way past them, but lets visitors believe the devices are working.]]

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* ProperlyParanoid: Nobody with secrets to hide wants to come anywhere ''near'' the Dead Man, with good reason. In ''Faded Steel Heat'', [[spoiler: The the revelation that their own ranks were infiltrated by shapeshifters breaks up the racialists' conspiracies, as they no longer trust even one another.]]
* PsychicBlockDefense: Kip Prose's wire hairnets are designed to counter the Dead Man's mind-reading powers. In ''Gilded Latten Bones'', it's suggested that [[spoiler: He he eventually finds a way past them, but lets visitors believe the devices are working.]]



* ReliableTraitor: [[spoiler: Willa Dount. Tama Montezuma]]

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* ReliableTraitor: [[spoiler: Willa Dount. Dount]] in ''Bitter Gold Hearts''. [[spoiler: Tama Montezuma]]Montezuma]] in ''Faded Steel Heat''.



** His lasting feelings for Eleanor and his attachment to her portrait may be an oblique nod to ''Literature/{{Laura}}'', [[spoiler: albeit with a ghost rather than a woman whose death was mis-reported]].

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** His lasting feelings for Eleanor from ''Old Tin Sorrows'' and his attachment to her portrait may be an oblique nod to ''Literature/{{Laura}}'', [[spoiler: albeit with a ghost rather than a woman whose death was mis-reported]].



* SleepingDummy: Garrett leaves a blanket-covered suit of armor in his bed while he sneaks around the Stantnor mansion at night. [[spoiler: And a good thing too: when he gets back, there's an ax buried in the armor.]]

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* SleepingDummy: In ''Old Tin Sorrows'', Garrett leaves a blanket-covered suit of armor in his bed while he sneaks around the Stantnor mansion at night. [[spoiler: And a good thing too: when he gets back, there's an ax buried in the armor.]]



** [[spoiler: It's later revealed that at least some ''flying thunder lizards'' were also Uplifted.]]
** Happened accidentally to [[spoiler: Hagekagome]].

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** [[spoiler: It's later In ''Wicked Bronze Ambition'', it's revealed that [[spoiler: at least some ''flying thunder lizards'' lizards'']] were also Uplifted.]]
** Happened
Uplifted, and that it happened accidentally to [[spoiler: Hagekagome]].
24th Aug '14 8:53:35 AM SirSapphire
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* NeverLiveItDown: In-universe, Garrett will never, ever, let Morely forget about the time he made Garrett drag around a half-starved vampire in his attempt to assassinate a crime boss to whom Morely owed money.
24th Aug '14 8:48:19 AM SirSapphire
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** Multiple covers depict Garret smoking. He doesn't.
23rd Aug '14 8:59:29 PM SirSapphire
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* ObfuscatingStupidity: Garrett engages in this regularly. His standard operating procedure is into pretend to stumble and bungle his way through the case while strategically positioning his opposition to take ''themselves'' out. The Dead Man points out that Garrett is actually quite a good detective, but simply lacks motivation.
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