History Literature / GentlemanBastard

28th Mar '17 6:10:07 AM Prime_of_Perfection
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* ''The Thorn of Emberlain'' (forthcoming 2016)

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* ''The Thorn of Emberlain'' (forthcoming 2016)2017)
26th Mar '17 12:59:30 PM nombretomado
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Often described as ''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.

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Often described as ''OceansEleven'' ''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.
13th Mar '17 10:57:09 AM WaterBlap
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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.
12th Mar '17 12:26:58 PM Divra
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** One pirate stands seven feet tall and was once a Collegium student. He quotes poetry from memory and is very opinionated on literature.

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** One pirate stands seven feet tall and was once a Collegium student. He also has very strong opinions on the relative merits of various classical playwrights, and quotes poetry their works (even by the ones he ''loathes'') from memory and is very opinionated on literature.memory.
12th Mar '17 12:23:05 PM Divra
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* WickedCultured: Pretty much everyone, depending on where you draw the "evil" line. Special credit goes to Capa Vencarlo Barsavi, who was a professor of rhetoric before becoming a crime lord, and Jaffrim Rodanov, a pirate captain and former pupil of Barsavi's, who will gladly discuss the merits of Therin playwrights for''ever'' when he meets someone else who knows about them.

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* WickedCultured: Pretty much everyone, depending on where you draw the "evil" line. Special credit goes to Capa Vencarlo Barsavi, who Barsavi was a professor of rhetoric before becoming a crime lord, and lord. Jaffrim Rodanov, a pirate captain and former pupil of Barsavi's, who will gladly discuss the merits of Therin playwrights for''ever'' when he meets someone else who knows about them.them. Requin, the owner of the Sinspire, owns a rather impressive collection of Talathri Baroque art, and is knowledgeable enough to spot fakes at first glance. Maxilan Stragos has an entire floor of his palace filled with an artificial forest, created by artificers and alchemists. Of course, depending on where you draw the line, the protagonists can easily make the cut as well.
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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