History Literature / GentlemanBastard

19th Jan '17 3:14:36 AM FlyingSaucer
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* ActOfTrueLoveStalemate: HeterosexualLifePartners Locke and Jean are poisoned and have one dose of antidote between them. Naturally, each tries to convince the other to take the antidote until Locke reveals that he'd already slipped it into Jean's drink.
14th Nov '16 8:34:30 PM SlackerSpice
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* AccidentalMurder: What gets Locke kicked out of Shade's Hill - he plants a white iron coin in Veslin's chamber to make it look like he was on the take from the yellowjackets, thinking that he'd get a beating or some other kind of humiliation. When the Thiefmaker finds the coin, he promptly kills Veslin, along with his roommate, Gregor.

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* AccidentalMurder: What gets Locke kicked out of Shade's Hill - he plants a white iron coin in Veslin's chamber to make it look like he was on the take from the yellowjackets, thinking that he'd get a beating or some other kind of humiliation. When However, taking bribes from the city watch is actually a killing offense among the Right People, so when the Thiefmaker finds the coin, he promptly kills Veslin, along with his roommate, Gregor.


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* FrameUp
** Locke's framing of Veslin (and Gregor by association) by making it look like he was on the take from the yellowjackets (see AccidentalMurder above for the end result.
** [[spoiler:When Moncraine makes off with the money after the troupe's performance, Locke and co. set it up to make it look like he killed Boulidazi as retribution.]]


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** [[spoiler:After the Gentleman Bastards admit that they have to let Mistress Gloriano in on the scheme to frame Moncraine for Boulidazi's death, mainly because it will involve burning down the inn's stable, Jenora, her niece, admits that she won't happy about it. Cut to the next scene, and she's definitely not happy... because this isn't the first time she's had to disappear a body, and the Bastards should have come to her in the first place.]]
2nd Nov '16 5:20:04 AM LadyJafaria
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* BeeAfraid: The second book has giant wasps that are used as a torture/execution method. It's also a capital offense to import these wasps into some areas.
30th Oct '16 9:09:37 PM SlackerSpice
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* AccidentalMurder: What gets Locke kicked out of Shade's Hill - he plants a white iron coin in Veslin's chamber to make it look like he was on the take from the yellowjackets, thinking that he'd get a beating or some other kind of humiliation. When the Thiefmaker finds the coin, he promptly kills Veslin, along with his roommate, Gregor.



* KillTheOnesYouLove[=/=]MercyKill: [[spoiler: Jean must kill Ezri because she is burned so badly by the shipsbane sphere that she is dying in agony.]]

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* KillTheOnesYouLove[=/=]MercyKill: [[spoiler: Jean [[spoiler:Jean must kill Ezri because she is burned so badly by the shipsbane sphere that she is dying in agony.]]



* OutGambitted: [[spoiler: During the climax of ''Red Seas'', this happens to the ''Priori'' when they try to kill Locke after he helped them get rid of Stragos]].

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* OutGambitted: [[spoiler: During [[spoiler:During the climax of ''Red Seas'', this happens to the ''Priori'' when they try to kill Locke after he helped them get rid of Stragos]].


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* TamperingWithFoodAndDrink:
** In ''Red Seas Under Red Skies'', Archon Stragos gets Locke and Jean under his thumb by giving them poisoned cider following an hours-long stay in an overheated room and promising the antidote in return for their services.
** In ''The Republic of Thieves'', Sabetha drugs Bouldazi's drink on the night before the company's performance in order to finally get some time alone with Locke.


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* WouldHurtAChild: The Thiefmaker, who kills Veslin and Gregor when Locke frames them as revenge, the children from Streets who helped him get the 'evidence', and would have done the same for Locke if he wasn't able to sell him off to Chains.
29th Oct '16 8:14:35 AM dlchen145
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* {{Badass}}: There are plenty.
24th Oct '16 8:57:48 AM tricksterson
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* AlchemyIsMagic: And pretty much the basis of current civilization along with ClockPunk tech to the extent that it's the only type of magic besides their own that the Bondsmagi don't dare ban because everyone would turn on them.



* CityOfCanals: Camorr.

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* CityOfCanals: Camorr. Also Tal Vararr in a way although it's more a City of Artificial Islands.


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* ClockPunk: The Artificer's Guild.
17th Oct '16 11:06:41 PM SlackerSpice
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* DidntThinkThisThrough: One of the reasons that Locke's early schemes go awry - he's smart enough to set them in motion, but doesn't consider anything beyond the immediate consequences, or that they may be bigger than he thought.
26th Aug '16 8:24:56 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* ShoutOut: Locke's first name is taken from the treasure hunter in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI''.

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
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Locke's first name is taken from the treasure hunter in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI''.
26th Aug '16 8:17:27 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* FakeAristocrat: * In ''The Lies of Locke Lamora'', Locke pretends to be an aristocrat as part of a scheme to con actual aristocrats out of their money.
** Locke & Sabetha repeat this in the backstory of Republic of Thieves.

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* FakeAristocrat: * In ''The Lies of Locke Lamora'', Locke pretends to be an aristocrat The Bastards often play this role as part of a scheme to con actual aristocrats out of their money.
** Locke & Sabetha repeat this in the backstory of Republic of Thieves.
various cons.


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* LoveAtFirstSight: Locke becomes instantly infatuated with Sabetha the first time he meets her.
26th Aug '16 8:15:23 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* DisappearedDad: Locke mentions that he has the barest glimmer of a memory of his mother, but nothing of his father. [[spoiler:Turns out that even his memory of his mother wasn't really his mother]].

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* DisappearedDad: DisappearedDad:
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Locke mentions that he has the barest glimmer of a memory of his mother, but nothing of his father. [[spoiler:Turns out that even his memory of his mother wasn't really his mother]].
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