History Literature / GentlemanBastard

18th Sep '17 4:00:12 AM Divra
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* BrainsAndBrawn: Zig-zagged. Jean is a "muscle-and-fat" bruiser, who also happens to be the son of a well-off merchant, and superbly educated. Locke is a cunning but comparatively BookDumb SatisfiedStreetRat. Locke is the ideas man and always takes point, while Jean backs him up with brawn or secondary grifting as required.

to:

* BrainsAndBrawn: Zig-zagged. Jean is a "muscle-and-fat" [[StoutStrength "muscle-and-fat"]] bruiser, who also happens to be the son of a well-off merchant, and superbly educated. Locke is a cunning but comparatively BookDumb SatisfiedStreetRat. Locke is the ideas man and always takes point, while Jean backs him up with brawn or secondary grifting as required.
28th Aug '17 9:10:07 AM CaptainCrawdad
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* 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.

to:

* 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.



* GratuitousFrench: Many fictional words are based on mangled hodgepodges of Romance language root words, such as ''contrarequialla'' (a female shark fighter), which has root words for "against" and "shark" along with what looks like a feminine suffix.
* GratuitousGerman: The few words we hear of Vadran are nonsense mishmashes of German root words, as opposed to the Romance language roots of other words. For example, ''endliktgelaben'' is supposed to mean "death desire." It looks like a combination of "endlich," which literally means "endly," and "gelaben," which means "have invited," so it very roughly suggests "invited an end." There really is a German word meaning “death-desire," coined by Sigmund Freud: “Todessehnsucht.”

to:

* GratuitousFrench: Many fictional Therin words are based on mangled hodgepodges of Romance language root words, such as ''contrarequialla'' (a female shark fighter), which has root words for "against" and "shark" along with what looks like a feminine suffix.
* GratuitousGerman: The few words we hear of Vadran are nonsense mishmashes of German root words, as opposed to the Romance language roots of other Therin words. For example, ''endliktgelaben'' is supposed to mean "death desire." It looks like a combination of "endlich," which literally means "endly," and "gelaben," which means "have invited," so it very roughly suggests "invited an end." There really is a German word meaning “death-desire," coined by Sigmund Freud: “Todessehnsucht.”



* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Jean and Ezri.
* HumanChess: The game in Salon Corbeau.

to:

* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Jean and Ezri.
is a big burly man, while Ezri is quite short, even for a woman.
* HumanChess: The game in Salon Corbeau.Corbeau is a fictional version of chess played with human volunteers who are abused when captured for the amusement of the crowd.
28th Aug '17 9:02:14 AM CaptainCrawdad
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* 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. However, taking bribes from the city watch is actually a killing offense among the Right People, and a ''white iron'' coin specifically is so valuable that it could only be for a major job - like "helping kill the [[TheFagin Thiefmaker]] and wipe out the entire [[ThievesGuild Shades' Hill]]" big. As such, when the Thiefmaker finds the coin, he promptly kills Veslin, along with his roommate, Gregor.

to:

* 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. However, taking bribes from the city watch is actually a killing offense among the Right People, and a ''white iron'' coin specifically is so valuable that it could only be for a major job - like "helping helping kill the [[TheFagin Thiefmaker]] Thiefmaker and wipe wiping out the his entire [[ThievesGuild Shades' Hill]]" big.gang. As such, when the Thiefmaker finds the coin, he promptly kills Veslin, along with his roommate, Gregor.
28th Aug '17 8:59:14 AM CaptainCrawdad
Is there an issue? Send a Message


This series centers around a MagnificentBastard thief who goes by Locke Lamora and his companion(s), set in a FantasyCounterpartCulture of Venice. A brilliant schemer, accomplished liar and master of disguise, Locke spends each book trying to con his way into a fortune or out of some terrible predicament (usually both at once). The books also use flashbacks to delve into the backstory of Locke's merry gang of tricksters, the Gentleman Bastards, who were all trained by the beggar-priest Father Chains to be devotees of the nameless god of thieves.

to:

This series centers around a MagnificentBastard thief who goes by Locke Lamora and his companion(s), Lamora, set in a FantasyCounterpartCulture of Venice. A brilliant schemer, accomplished liar and master of disguise, Locke spends each book trying to con his way into a fortune or out of some terrible predicament (usually both at once). The books also use flashbacks to delve into the backstory of Locke's merry gang of tricksters, the Gentleman Bastards, who were all trained by the beggar-priest Father Chains to be devotees of the nameless god of thieves.
28th Aug '17 8:15:27 AM CaptainCrawdad
Is there an issue? Send a Message


This series centers around a MagnificentBastard thief who goes by Locke Lamora and his companion(s), set in a FantasyCounterpartCulture of Venice. Originally picked up by a [[Literature/OliverTwist Fagin]]-equivalent known as Thiefmaker as an addition to his string, Locke quickly makes it impossible for the Thiefmaker to keep him through a series of suicidally audacious schemes, resulting in his sale to Father Chains, ostensibly a beggar-priest but in reality a gifted con artist and devotee of the nameless god of thieves.

As he grows and learns, Locke finds himself contending with the rise of the Gray King, who begins trying to overthrow the established orders of thieves in the city. And so he finds himself in an ever-expanding ring of trouble...

to:

This series centers around a MagnificentBastard thief who goes by Locke Lamora and his companion(s), set in a FantasyCounterpartCulture of Venice. Originally picked up by a [[Literature/OliverTwist Fagin]]-equivalent known as Thiefmaker as an addition to his string, A brilliant schemer, accomplished liar and master of disguise, Locke quickly makes it impossible for spends each book trying to con his way into a fortune or out of some terrible predicament (usually both at once). The books also use flashbacks to delve into the Thiefmaker to keep him through a series backstory of suicidally audacious schemes, resulting in his sale to Father Chains, ostensibly a Locke's merry gang of tricksters, the Gentleman Bastards, who were all trained by the beggar-priest but in reality a gifted con artist and devotee Father Chains to be devotees of the nameless god of thieves.

As he grows and learns, Locke finds himself contending with the rise of the Gray King, who begins trying to overthrow the established orders of thieves in the city. And so he finds himself in an ever-expanding ring of trouble...
thieves.
26th Aug '17 12:39:08 PM CaptainCrawdad
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: Locke makes ont to Sabetha atop an inn during a flashback in ''The Republic of Thieves''.
25th Aug '17 11:28:12 AM CaptainCrawdad
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ArtisticLicenseMedicine: Medicine is based on the old "four humors" model of Hippocratic medicine, but physkers still manage to provide pretty effective healing.



* BattleButler: Conte, the Salvaras' manservant, is ''very'' competent in a fight.

to:

* BattleButler: Conte, the Salvaras' manservant, is ''very'' competent in a fight.an old soldier and very proficient KnifeNut.



* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: Locke and Jean tend to choose aliases with first letters that match their names, which makes it easier for readers to remember which alias is who. In the third book, Sabetha points this habit out to Locke, who says that it makes things easier.



* MagicGenetics: Averted. Although magic is hereditary, it seems to work in a rather complicated and realistic way, likely implying many different genes with interacting expression mechanisms. The result is that "magic does not breed true", and although there used to be bloodlines of mages who bore gifted children more often than not, they have been dissolved to the point where among the ~400 bondsmagi of Karthain only five mages were born of mage parents in the last centuries.

to:

* MagicGenetics: Averted. Although magic is hereditary, it seems to work in a rather complicated and realistic way, likely implying many different genes with interacting expression mechanisms. The result is that "magic does not breed true", true," and although there used to be bloodlines of mages who bore gifted children more often than not, they have been dissolved to the point where among the ~400 bondsmagi of Karthain only five mages were born of mage parents in the last centuries.



* MasterOfDisguise: All the Gentleman Bastards are masters of disguise, though Locke being TheNondescript makes him the best.

to:

* MasterOfDisguise: MasterOfDisguise:
**
All the Gentleman Bastards are masters of disguise, though Locke being TheNondescript makes him the best.best.
** Sabetha reveals herself to be as competent as Locke in ''The Republic of Thieves'' when [[spoiler:she disguises herself as an old crone who is shorter than her actual height, which fools both Locke and Jean]].



* TheNondescript: Locke is frequently described as scrawnier than normal, but otherwise he's said to be very nondescript. This helps him be the MasterOfDisguise of the Bastards. Jean is very large, while the Sanza twins have large, hooked noses.

to:

* TheNondescript: Locke is frequently described as scrawnier than normal, but otherwise he's said to be very nondescript. This The fact that he appears half Vadran and half Therin allows him to pass as either. His unexceptional appearance helps him be the MasterOfDisguise of the Bastards. Jean is very large, while the Sanza twins have large, hooked noses.



* UglyGuyHotWife: Requin is described as looking like a puppet assembled by a particularly incompetent puppeteer, whereas Selendri was a raving beauty before she was the victim of a botched assassination attempt. There is never any indication that they are less than madly in love and HappilyMarried.

to:

* TwoLinesNoWaiting: The plotline of each book is intercut with a second plotline of {{flashback}}s to the Bastards' upbringing that relates in some way to the present story.
* UglyGuyHotWife: Requin is described as looking like a puppet assembled by a particularly incompetent puppeteer, whereas Selendri was a raving ravishing beauty before she was the victim of a botched assassination attempt. There is never any indication that they are less than madly in love and HappilyMarried.
22nd Aug '17 12:45:40 PM CaptainCrawdad
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* BiTheWay: Jabril makes this discovery. Sabetha makes the suggestion that she might [[LesYay prefer girls,]] but this is to explain to Locke why it is a problem that he doesn't seem to have calculated ''her'' interests into his infatuation; after he's done freaking out, she assures him that she is (also) sexually attracted to men.

to:

* BiTheWay: Jabril makes this discovery. Sabetha makes the suggestion that she might [[LesYay prefer girls,]] but this is to explain to Locke why it is a problem that he doesn't seem to have calculated ''her'' interests into his infatuation; after he's done freaking out, she assures him that she is (also) sexually attracted to men.
22nd Aug '17 11:39:26 AM OperativeBluebird
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* BiTheWay: Jabril makes this discovery. Subverted by Sabetha. She makes the suggestion that she might prefer girls, but this is to explain to Locke why it is a problem that he doesn't seem to have calculated ''her'' interests into his infatuation; after he's done freaking out, she assures him that she is sexually attracted to men.

to:

* BiTheWay: Jabril makes this discovery. Subverted by Sabetha. She Sabetha makes the suggestion that she might [[LesYay prefer girls, girls,]] but this is to explain to Locke why it is a problem that he doesn't seem to have calculated ''her'' interests into his infatuation; after he's done freaking out, she assures him that she is (also) sexually attracted to men.
22nd Aug '17 11:09:41 AM OperativeBluebird
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Often described as ''Film/OceansEleven'' [-[[RecycledInSpace ONLY FANTASY]]-], this series centers around a MagnificentBastard thief who goes by Locke Lamora and his companion(s), set in a FantasyCounterpartCulture of Venice. Originally picked up by a [[Literature/OliverTwist Fagin]]-equivalent known as Thiefmaker as an addition to his string, Locke quickly makes it impossible for the Thiefmaker to keep him through a series of suicidally audacious schemes, resulting in his sale to Father Chains, ostensibly a beggar-priest but in reality a gifted con artist and devotee of the nameless god of thieves.

to:

Often described as ''Film/OceansEleven'' [-[[RecycledInSpace ONLY FANTASY]]-], this This series centers around a MagnificentBastard thief who goes by Locke Lamora and his companion(s), set in a FantasyCounterpartCulture of Venice. Originally picked up by a [[Literature/OliverTwist Fagin]]-equivalent known as Thiefmaker as an addition to his string, Locke quickly makes it impossible for the Thiefmaker to keep him through a series of suicidally audacious schemes, resulting in his sale to Father Chains, ostensibly a beggar-priest but in reality a gifted con artist and devotee of the nameless god of thieves.
This list shows the last 10 events of 271. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Literature.GentlemanBastard