History Literature / GhostStory

20th Jun '16 3:11:48 PM SilverDragon
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* BittersweetEnding: Things in the world are better than when the book started. [[spoiler:Molly is still mentally damaged. Murphy is still hurting. Harry is alive but still Mab's Winter Knight. The Formor are still out there and causing hell in the world. All that said, Molly, with her secret known to Harry, can start moving onto the long road of healing. Karrin can properly grieve what happened to Harry. Thomas will soon come out of his slump. Maggie is safe and in good care. And lastly, seven words from Uriel helps Harry know that Mab may be his Master but she doesn't own him. She cannot turn him into something against his will and Harry informs Mab of this right when he wakes up.]]

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* BittersweetEnding: Things in the world are better than when the book started. [[spoiler:Molly is still mentally damaged. Murphy is still hurting. Harry is alive but still Mab's Winter Knight. The Formor Fomor are still out there and causing hell in the world. All that said, Molly, with her secret known to Harry, can start moving onto the long road of healing. Karrin can properly grieve what happened to Harry. Thomas will soon come out of his slump. Maggie is safe and in good care. And lastly, seven words from Uriel helps Harry know that Mab may be his Master but she doesn't own him. She cannot turn him into something against his will and Harry informs Mab of this right when he wakes up.]]



* MasterOfIllusion: Molly has become this by the story starts. She can [[spoiler:make William think he has been kidnapped by the horrors of Nevernever]], create FauxFlame, multiple copies of herself running around, and [[spoiler:make dirty cops and agents of the fomor kill each other]].

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* MasterOfIllusion: Molly has become this by the story starts. She can [[spoiler:make William think he has been kidnapped by the horrors of Nevernever]], create FauxFlame, multiple copies of herself running around, and [[spoiler:make dirty cops and agents of the fomor Fomor kill each other]].



** [[spoiler:Molly feels this as she helped Harry plan his death, and now is making "amends" by becoming a terror against the Formor and corruption in Chicago by killing people.]]

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** [[spoiler:Molly feels this as she helped Harry plan his death, and now is making "amends" by becoming a terror against the Formor Fomor and corruption in Chicago by killing people.]]
18th Jun '16 12:05:44 PM SilverDragon
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* TheFettered: Most shades degrade over a few years and become unstable and dangerous wraiths. [[spoiler:Sir Stuart and others in Mort's protection guard have not. They are soldiers and fighters from various wars and eras, but men bound by honor and duty none the less. Their failures in life and strong sense of duty to now serve Mort have helped them maintained their sanity]].

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* TheFettered: Most shades degrade over a few years and become unstable and dangerous wraiths. [[spoiler:Sir Stuart and others in Mort's protection guard have not. They are soldiers and fighters from various wars and eras, but men bound by honor and duty none the less. Their failures in life and strong sense of duty to now serve Mort have helped them maintained to maintain their sanity]].
13th Jun '16 1:51:38 PM SilverDragon
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* {{Determinator}}: [[spoiler:Ghosts who manifest in the real world must be an insane version of this. They must so insane and strong willed that the natural order of things doesn't apply to them and they come back]].

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* {{Determinator}}: [[spoiler:Ghosts who manifest in the real world must be an insane version of this. They must be so insane and strong willed that the natural order of things doesn't apply to them and they come back]].
13th Jun '16 1:28:09 PM SilverDragon
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* CallOnMe: When fighting [[spoiler:Corpsetaker in her mind, Molly is planning to destroy her ow mind rather than it be taken over and used to harm her friends and loved ones]]. Before that can happen, Harry suggests this trope and has his ally send a message [[spoiler:to Mort. He hears it and comes to the rescue vanquishing Corpsetaker's shade with the very horde of wraiths she used to torture him]].

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* CallOnMe: When fighting [[spoiler:Corpsetaker in her mind, Molly is planning to destroy her ow own mind rather than it be taken over and used to harm her friends and loved ones]]. Before that can happen, Harry suggests this trope and has his ally send a message [[spoiler:to Mort. He hears it and comes to the rescue vanquishing Corpsetaker's shade with the very horde of wraiths she used to torture him]].
13th Jun '16 1:26:37 PM SilverDragon
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* BriefAccentImitation: Butters uses a British accent when [[spoiler:pretending to be a Warden and dealing with Aristedes]]. Harry mentions it's the accent Butters using when [=GMing=] some villains.

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* BriefAccentImitation: Butters uses a British accent when [[spoiler:pretending to be a Warden and dealing with Aristedes]]. Harry mentions it's the accent Butters was using when [=GMing=] some villains.
13th Jun '16 1:24:33 PM SilverDragon
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* BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind: Molly engages [[spoiler: Corpsetaker]] in a mental battle in order to rescue [[spoiler:Waldo Butters, whose body Corpsetaker has stolen. Then Corpsetaker tried to steal Molly's body in turn and is almost successful]]. The battle itself is represented as an actual battlefield, with Molly waging her end of things from a mental copy of the bridge of the [[Franchise/StarTrek Enterprise]]. Molly plays a scorched earth policy to delay [[spoiler:Corpsetaker, and almost suicides to prevent Corpsetaker from winning -- until Harry convinces her to call for help, at which point Mort hits Corpsetaker point-blank with a swarm of ''very'' pissed-off spirits.]]

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* BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind: Molly engages [[spoiler: Corpsetaker]] in a mental battle in order to rescue [[spoiler:Waldo Butters, whose body Corpsetaker has stolen. Then Corpsetaker tried to steal Molly's body in turn and is was almost successful]]. The battle itself is represented as an actual battlefield, with Molly waging her end of things from a mental copy of the bridge of the [[Franchise/StarTrek Enterprise]]. Molly plays a scorched earth policy to delay [[spoiler:Corpsetaker, and almost suicides to prevent Corpsetaker from winning -- until Harry convinces her to call for help, at which point Mort hits Corpsetaker point-blank with a swarm of ''very'' pissed-off spirits.]]
2nd May '16 2:19:49 PM roxana
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* HiddenDepths: Mort, who turns out to have both more grit and more magical talent than Harry ever suspected.

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* HiddenDepths: Mort, who turns out to have both more grit and more magical talent than Harry ever suspected. Possibly more of the former than ''Mort'' ever suspected.
25th Sep '15 6:06:02 PM isoycrazy
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-->'''Daniel:'''Come here. I'll give you this one.

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-->'''Daniel:'''Come -->'''Daniel:''' Come here. I'll give you this one.



* BotheringByTheBook: Harry threatens to do this to [[spoiler:Mab]] if he even suspects that [[spoiler:she]] has messed with his mind in any way. He will follow [[spoiler:her]] orders exactly, showing zero initiative, forcing [[spoiler:Mab]] to manage every detail of his missions.

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* BotheringByTheBook: Harry threatens to do this to [[spoiler:Mab]] [[spoiler:Queen Mab]] if he even suspects that [[spoiler:she]] [[spoiler:she has messed with his mind in any way. way]]. He will follow [[spoiler:her]] the orders exactly, showing zero initiative, forcing [[spoiler:Mab]] the person to manage every detail of his missions.



** When Harry speaks with [[spoiler:ArchangelUriel]] about this matter, Harry asks him if there was some rule forbidding straight and simple answers. The respondent states there are, in fact, several rules keeping him from giving answers.

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** When Harry speaks with [[spoiler:ArchangelUriel]] [[spoiler:Archangel Uriel]] about this matter, Harry asks him if there was some rule forbidding straight and simple answers. The respondent states there are, in fact, several rules keeping him from giving answers.



* TrustPassword: Besides the above mentioned questions to Harry to prove himself, Harry tells [[spoiler:Fitz the homeless teen]] to Nicholas Christian. He has the person repeat a moment from his and Harry's past to get Nicholas' help.

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* TrustPassword: Besides the above mentioned questions to Harry to prove himself, Harry tells [[spoiler:Fitz the homeless teen]] to Nicholas Christian. He Harry has the person repeat a moment from his Nick and Harry's past to get Nicholas' help.


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* UnbrokenVigil: The ending reveals [[spoiler:Mab and Demonreach have been doing this to Harry while his soul is away. It is necessary as they are helping sustain Harry's body until he can return to it. The months sitting there have left Mab with a thin body described akin to a cadaver]].
16th Sep '15 10:03:14 AM Morgenthaler
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* MustBeInvited: Harry repeatedly required a direct invitation from owners of homes, like Karrin, to enter their domicile. [[spoiler:The fact the Big Hoods sleep and live in Corpsetaker's base gives it a significant threshold. It is potent enough that Murphy must gently coerce one of the mind-addled Big Hoods to invite Molly and Harry through]].



* VampireInvitation: Harry repeatedly required a direct invitation from owners of homes, like Karrin, to enter their domicile. [[spoiler:The fact the Big Hoods sleep and live in Corpsetaker's base gives it a significant threshold. It is potent enough that Murphy must gently coerce one of the mind-addled Big Hoods to invite Molly and Harry through]].
27th Aug '15 9:28:27 AM Milarqui
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* FlatWhat: [[spoiler:[[EldritchAbomination He Who Walks Behind]]'s answer to

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* FlatWhat: [[spoiler:[[EldritchAbomination He Who Walks Behind]]'s answer to Harry's mocking.]]
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