History Literature / GentlemanBastard

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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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.
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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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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]].
26th Aug '16 8:13:45 AM CaptainCrawdad
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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...]]
24th Aug '16 6:27:35 AM Morgenthaler
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* FantasyCounterpartCulture: Camorr/Venice most obviously, but there is a rough counterpart to all of the cultures in the books. Kingdom of the Seven Marrows is based on the South German[=/=]Austrian lands of the HolyRomanEmpire. The Vadran language is obviously based on German. Tal Verrar is also based on Venice, as a multi-island realm whose power lies in the fleet. Karthain is a third Venice analogue, a multi-island republic. Jerem has a few references to pre-industrial India. The defunct Therin Empire is hinted to be a sort of RomanEmpire.

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* FantasyCounterpartCulture: Camorr/Venice most obviously, but there is a rough counterpart to all of the cultures in the books. Kingdom of the Seven Marrows is based on the South German[=/=]Austrian lands of the HolyRomanEmpire.UsefulNotes/HolyRomanEmpire. The Vadran language is obviously based on German. Tal Verrar is also based on Venice, as a multi-island realm whose power lies in the fleet. Karthain is a third Venice analogue, a multi-island republic. Jerem has a few references to pre-industrial India. The defunct Therin Empire is hinted to be a sort of RomanEmpire.UsefulNotes/RomanEmpire.
22nd Jul '16 6:16:36 PM SlackerSpice
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* FallGuy: [[spoiler: Jasmer Moncraine for the murder of Baron Boulidazi, who was actually killed by Locke after he was fatally wounded by Jenora when he tried to rape her.]] Notably that this was NOT the plan originally [[spoiler: and Boulidazi's death was going to appear to be an accident, burning to death in a fire. They only pin it on Moncraine after he skips town on the rest of the troupe with all the stolen profits from their performance and leaves the rest of them high and dry, instead of splitting it up amongst the troupe as was originally planned.]]

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* FallGuy: [[spoiler: Jasmer Moncraine for the murder of Baron Boulidazi, who was actually killed by Locke Sabetha after he was fatally wounded by Jenora when he tried to rape her.]] Notably that this was NOT the plan originally [[spoiler: and [[spoiler:and Boulidazi's death was going to appear to be an accident, burning to death in a fire. They only pin it on Moncraine after he skips town on the rest of the troupe with all the stolen profits from their performance and leaves the rest of them high and dry, instead of splitting it up amongst the troupe as was originally planned.]]


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** [[spoiler:In ''The Republic of Thieves'', Patience reveals that Bondsmagi choose "gray names" because of this, and any children by Bondsmagi aren't named by their magical parent for the same reason. However, when she had the Falconer, she chose to break with tradition and name him herself, and he came to hate her when he learned why it was a bad thing.]]


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* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: [[spoiler:In ''The Republic of Thieves'', before Locke and Sabetha even learn that Boulidazi tried to rape Jenora, they realize that something's gone horribly wrong when they see how utterly serious Calo is when he interrupts them.]]
-->[[spoiler:A serious Sanza was one hell of an ill omen.]]
9th Jul '16 3:43:06 PM Divra
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* UglyGuyHotWife: Requin is described as looking like a puppet assembled by a particularly incompetent puppeteer, whereas Seelendri was a raving beauty before she was the victim of a botched suicide attempt. There is never any indication that they are less than madly in love and HappilyMarried.

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* UglyGuyHotWife: Requin is described as looking like a puppet assembled by a particularly incompetent puppeteer, whereas Seelendri Selendri was a raving beauty before she was the victim of a botched suicide assassination attempt. There is never any indication that they are less than madly in love and HappilyMarried.
9th Jul '16 3:41:55 PM Divra
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* UglyGuyHotWife: Requin is described as looking like a puppet assembled by a particularly incompetent puppeteer, whereas Seelendri was a raving beauty before she was the victim of a botched suicide attempt. There is never any indication that they are less than madly in love and HappilyMarried.
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''.]]
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