History Literature / GentlemanBastard

10th Jun '16 1:36:51 PM Opunaesala
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** And [[TheFagin The Thiefmaker]] basically rules a bunch of psychologically enslaved orphans, most of whom die under his employ, until he can sell them to a gang. He'll even personally kill orphans who cross him after making the correct offerings to the gods. However, he ''won't'' sell kids into slavery, especially Sabetha, knowing that [[spoiler:Jeremites would rape her to death because of her red hair]].

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** And [[TheFagin The Thiefmaker]] basically rules a bunch of psychologically enslaved orphans, most some of whom die under his employ, until he can sell them to a gang. He'll even personally kill orphans who cross him after making the correct offerings to the gods. However, he ''won't'' sell kids into slavery, especially Sabetha, knowing that [[spoiler:Jeremites would rape her to death because of her red hair]].
19th May '16 12:43:01 PM Opunaesala
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* PosthumousCharacter: Father Chains, the mentor and original ''garrista'' of the Gentlemen Bastards, has been dead for a couple of years by the time the main plot of ''The Lies of Locke Lamora'' kicks in, and thus only appears in flashbacks to Locke's youth when he was training him and the rest of the Bastards. [[spoiler: The Sanza twins become this in ''Republic of Thieves'' flashback sequences to the time they spent in Espara learning to be actors, since they both died during the events of ''Lies''.]]

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* PosthumousCharacter: Father Chains, the mentor and original ''garrista'' of the Gentlemen Bastards, has been dead for a couple of four years by the time the main plot of ''The Lies of Locke Lamora'' kicks in, and thus only appears in flashbacks to Locke's youth when he was training him and the rest of the Bastards. [[spoiler: The Sanza twins become this in ''Republic of Thieves'' flashback sequences to the time they spent in Espara learning to be actors, since they both died during the events of ''Lies''.]]
22nd Apr '16 7:19:13 AM Opunaesala
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* LoveMakesYouEvil: Played straight in ''Republic of Thieves'' with the story of Pel Acanthus, one of the brightest mage in history, who was a good person (well, for a bondsmage) but when his wife dies, he turns to TheDarkArts to try to resurrect her. [[spoiler: He doesn't succeed, but he manages to somehow reincarnate himself in a younger body, in order to have more time to study death magic. The plan backfires: he loses his memories and much of his identity, and his new body has no gift for magic. The result is Locke Lamora.]]

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* LoveMakesYouEvil: Played straight in ''Republic of Thieves'' with the story of Pel Acanthus, one of the brightest mage mages in history, who was a good person (well, for a bondsmage) but when his wife dies, he turns to TheDarkArts to try to resurrect her. [[spoiler: He doesn't succeed, but he manages to somehow reincarnate himself in a younger body, in order to have more time to study death magic. The plan backfires: he loses his memories and much of his identity, and his new body has no gift for magic. The result is Locke Lamora.]]



* ManipulativeBastard: Strago. Also Locke.

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* ManipulativeBastard: Strago.Maxilan Stragos. Also Locke.
17th Mar '16 12:29:36 AM SamuraiMarmoset
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* KarmicDeath: [[spoiler: The Gray King]] suffers this as he's spent his entire life preparing for revenge to destroy those who looked down upon him as a little nobody. Then he dies at the hands of a little nobody, who kills him in a particularly horrific way.

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* KarmicDeath: [[spoiler: The Gray King]] suffers this as he's spent his entire life preparing for revenge to destroy those who looked down upon him as a little nobody. Then he dies at the hands of a little nobody, who kills him in a particularly horrific way. Additionally, part of his revenge involved [[spoiler: killing Barsavi's entire family before coming for the Capa himself, so that as Barsavi lay dying he would know his entire lineage had been wiped from the world, as if completely erased. By the time the Grey King finally meets his end, his sisters Cheryn and Raiza, the only other surviving members of the Anatolius family, are already dead at Jean's hands, meaning that his family has been wiped away as well.]]
7th Feb '16 6:34:12 AM Zubon
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* MalignantPlotTumor: The Gray King in ''The Lies of Locke Lamora]]''.

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* MalignantPlotTumor: The Gray King in ''The Lies of Locke Lamora]]''.Lamora'' goes from background element to BigBad.
7th Feb '16 6:33:32 AM Zubon
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* HalfwayPlotSwitch: In ''[[spoiler: The Lies of Locke Lamora]]'', the B-plot villain murders the A plot, and the rest of the book is about surviving and avenging that.


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* MalignantPlotTumor: The Gray King in ''The Lies of Locke Lamora]]''.
7th Feb '16 6:20:39 AM Zubon
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* HalfwayPlotSwitch: In ''[[spoiler: The Lies of Locke Lamora]]'', the B-plot villain murders the A plot, and the rest of the book is about surviving and avenging that.
2nd Feb '16 10:03:01 AM MirandaShadowind
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** Captain Zamira Drakasha from ''Red Seas Under Red Skies'' has two small children of her own, but no mention is ever made of their father.
24th Jan '16 7:50:59 PM Meltemi
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** [[spoiler:Capa Raza himself demurs on this point, both pointing out that he could not have taken the chance they may have declined even under coercion, and also that it's easy for Lamora to claim he would have quietly rolled over in hindsight now that the costs of fighting Raza (the deaths of Galdo, Calo, and Bug) have already been incurred. Given what we know about Lamora's [[ItsPersonal usual take on forced coercion, especially against his friends]], in this and later books...]]
31st Dec '15 9:13:59 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* TechnicianVersusPerformer: Sabetha plans modest, reliable and reasonable cons that earn money like clockwork, but Locke plans grand, daring and risky cons that he holds together by the seat of his pants. Sabetha is annoyed that Locke's more glamorous heists get all the attention when she feels she's the responsible one.
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