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12th Jun '17 4:57:41 AM SorPepita
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** His vocal disgust with Steerpike's naked chest (demonstrated on ''two'' separate occasions!) is a little ''too much'' protest. Also, in TheSeries , he is played by StraightGay actor John Sessions...

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** His vocal disgust with Steerpike's naked chest (demonstrated on ''two'' separate occasions!) is a little ''too much'' protest. Also, in TheSeries , TheSeries, he is played by StraightGay actor John Sessions...
6th Mar '17 2:00:30 PM Wyldchyld
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* ShirtlessScene: Steerpike, [[WalkingShirtlessScene constantly]]. [[FetishFuel He's soaking wet every time,]] and despite the fact that he's canonically stated to be unattractive, [[EatingTheEyeCandy copious amounts of eye candy still get eaten by any female character present.]] [[RunningGag Any female character...]] [[AmbiguouslyGay and Prunesquallor.]]

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* ShirtlessScene: Steerpike, [[WalkingShirtlessScene constantly]]. [[FetishFuel He's soaking wet every time,]] time, and despite the fact that he's canonically stated to be unattractive, [[EatingTheEyeCandy copious amounts of eye candy still get eaten by any female character present.]] [[RunningGag Any female character...]] [[AmbiguouslyGay and Prunesquallor.]]
18th Dec '16 6:54:45 PM Discar
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* AManIsNotAVirgin: Averted with Prunesquallor, who is a fifty-something virgin and probably the single most badass character in the novels (a BadassBookworm, no less!). ManlyTears are shed in many scenes involving him.
19th Nov '16 10:53:54 PM NOYB
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* DisproportionateRetribution: When Cheeta discovers that Titus' interest in her is purely sexual, she responds by trying to drive him insane.

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* DisproportionateRetribution: When Cheeta discovers that Titus' Titus's interest in her is purely sexual, she responds by trying to drive him insane.



* FeralChild: "The Thing" [[spoiler:the child of Keda, Titus' wet-nurse and foster sister, is abandoned in the wild on account of her illegitimacy. Titus is fascinated with her because she represents the freedom and adventure and being closer to nature. It's averted when they finally meet since the girl cannot speak, cannot understand human speech and behaves like an animal and ultimately gets struck by lightning]].

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* FeralChild: "The Thing" [[spoiler:the child of Keda, Titus' Titus's wet-nurse and foster sister, is abandoned in the wild on account of her illegitimacy. Titus is fascinated with her because she represents the freedom and adventure and being closer to nature. It's averted when they finally meet since the girl cannot speak, cannot understand human speech and behaves like an animal and ultimately gets struck by lightning]].



* PurpleEyes: Titus' unusually coloured eyes are remarked upon even on the day of his birth.

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* PurpleEyes: Titus' Titus's unusually coloured eyes are remarked upon even on the day of his birth.
19th Nov '16 10:52:31 PM NOYB
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Creator/MichaelMoorcock is a great admirer of Gormenghast, which he judges a masterpiece of fantasy and has praised vocally in several instances.

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Creator/MichaelMoorcock is a great admirer of Gormenghast, ''Gormenghast'', which he judges a masterpiece of fantasy and has praised vocally in several instances.
30th Oct '16 3:48:04 PM dlchen145
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* AManIsNotAVirgin: Averted with Prunesquallor, who is a fifty-something virgin and probably the single most BadAss character in the novels (a BadassBookworm, no less!). ManlyTears are shed in many scenes involving him.

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* AManIsNotAVirgin: Averted with Prunesquallor, who is a fifty-something virgin and probably the single most BadAss badass character in the novels (a BadassBookworm, no less!). ManlyTears are shed in many scenes involving him.
4th Jun '16 7:04:28 AM JulianLapostat
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* EverythingMakesAMushroom: When Muzzlehatch messes up the chemicals at the factory to explode, it does so in a huge cloud that stains the sky orange, clearly referring to nuclear weapons.
3rd Jun '16 10:02:37 AM Doug86
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** The palace guards wear WorldWarI-era German pickelhauben, with Soviet-style telogreikas dyed in German feldgrau.

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** The palace guards wear WorldWarI-era UsefulNotes/WorldWarI-era German pickelhauben, with Soviet-style telogreikas dyed in German feldgrau.
3rd Jun '16 2:30:50 AM JulianLapostat
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* SecondaryCharacterTitle: In the first book, Titus Groan is the title character but he's an infant, and the main characters are Steerpike and Mr. Flay.


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* TwoPartTrilogy: As noted by Michael Moorcock, Peake saw the series as a Saga more than a single long story. ''Titus Groan'' and ''Gormenghast'' is largely a single extended story with a complete beginning-middle-and-end, a common cast of regulars and single setting. ''Titus Alone'' was intended by Peake to start a new story in the saga and is essentially a separate tale, while ''Boy in Darkness'' is similar in style and scope but not really fitting into the series canonically.
1st Jun '16 11:40:57 PM JulianLapostat
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* FeralChild: "The Thing" [[spoiler:the child of Keda, Titus' wet-nurse and foster sister, is abandoned in the wild on account of her illegitimacy. Titus is fascinated with her because she represents the freedom and adventure and being closer to nature. It's averted when they finally meet since the girl cannot speak, cannot understand human speech and behaves like an animal and ultimately gets struck by lightning]].



* InterestingSituationDuel [[spoiler:Flay and Swelter have it out in the flooded, cobweb covered attic.]]

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* InterestingSituationDuel InterestingSituationDuel: [[spoiler:Flay and Swelter have it out in the flooded, cobweb covered attic.]]
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