History Literature / GentlemanBastard

7th Aug '17 10:04:20 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* IdiotBall: In spite of being brilliant schemers and manipulators, Locke and Jean occasionally have lapses in their intellect so that certain plot points can take them by surprise or a character can [[MrExposition explain something]] to them completely for the benefit of the reader.
1st Aug '17 8:47:04 PM CaptainCrawdad
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** In the opening chapters, Locke is noted to find the gruesome bloodsports of Camorr distasteful, establishing that he's a moral person in spite of being a thief.

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** In the opening chapters, Locke is noted to find the gruesome bloodsports of Camorr distasteful, establishing that he's a moral person in spite of being a thief. This becomes a recurring motif in the series, as Locke always reacts with disgust and horror at blood sports and other forms of popular debasement.


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* RunningGag: Locke and Jean keep running into females who fight with a particular style of foot boxing. Locke is always annoyed when he realizes.
29th Jul '17 9:13:28 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* MasterOfDisguise: All the Gentleman Bastards are masters of disguise, though Locke being TheNondescript makes him the best.



* TheNondescript: Locke is frequently described as scrawnier than normal, but otherwise he's said to be very nondescript.

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* 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.
27th Jul '17 12:15:49 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* StealthPun: A not-so-subtle one at the end of ''The Lies of Locke Lamora''. After the Spider's men fail to find the fortune that Locke claimed to be hidden in one of three sewage ferries, her assistant quips, "Let me guess: They were full of shit."
25th Jul '17 12:38:23 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* InsultToRocks: "To say that [Rude Trevor][[note]]a particularly nasty pimp[[/note]] was an intemperate, murderous lunatic would wound the feelings of most intemperate, murderous lunatics."

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* InsultToRocks: "To say that [Rude Trevor][[note]]a particularly nasty pimp[[/note]] Rude Trevor was an intemperate, murderous lunatic would wound the feelings of most intemperate, murderous lunatics."
25th Jul '17 12:37:18 PM CaptainCrawdad
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** 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.

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** Locke's framing of Locke frames 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.yellowjackets.



* GenderIsNoObject: Women are just as likely to be fighters and other physical trades as men. It's even an EnforcedTrope on the seas, where sailors outright state that women are better sailors than men and it's unlucky to be without at least one on the crew.

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* GenderIsNoObject: Women are just as likely to be fighters and other physical trades as men. It's even an EnforcedTrope on the seas, where sailors outright state that women are better sailors than men and it's unlucky to be without at least one woman on the crew.
25th Jul '17 8:21:58 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* ImpliedDeathThreat: Locke and Capa Raza exchange these to maintain their cover in the presence of Dona Sofia.
21st Jul '17 3:22:15 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* LamePunReaction: When a guard asks Locke, "You write?" while Locke is in character, he responds, "All the time, except when I am wrong." The guard gives him a blank stare until another guard starts to chuckle. The first guard does not look amused when he finally gets the joke.
21st Jul '17 8:16:23 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* NumerologicalMotif: Thirteen.

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* NonIndicativeName: The goddess of death is called the Lady Most Kind, though no one outside of her priesthood feels this way about her.
* NumerologicalMotif: Thirteen.Thirteen, the total number of gods in the most popular pantheon, including the Crooked Warden, who is not recognized outside of the underworld.
21st Jul '17 8:11:10 AM CaptainCrawdad
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** Sharks are considered holy to the goddess of death.
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