History Literature / HemlockGrove

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* AlwaysIdenticalTwins: Nope, Alexa and Alyssa Sworn are fraternal, but not exempt from FinishingEachOthersSentences and SpeakInUnison on occasion.

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* AlwaysIdenticalTwins: Nope, Alexa and Alyssa Sworn are fraternal, but not exempt from FinishingEachOthersSentences and SpeakInUnison on occasion. Sworn.



* AnyoneCanDie: Averted up until "What God Wants."
* ArcWords: "I have seen the dragon."

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* AnyoneCanDie: Averted up until "What God Wants."
AnyoneCanDie:
* ArcWords: "I "Today I have seen the dragon."



* [[spoiler: BackForTheDead]] [[spoiler: Christina returns briefly in season 2, albeit only in Vargulf form, and is quickly dispatched once again by Shelley.]]



* BedlamHouse: Averted in the case of Norman's hospital, although patients can still meet grizzly ends.

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* BedlamHouse: Averted in the case of Norman's hospital, although patients can still meet grizzly grisly ends.



* CanisMajor: The vargulf is described as being at eye level to its (standing, human) victims and is at least three times the size of a normal wolf.



* CreepyChild: Christina in the later episodes.
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: All of the vargulf's victims were disemboweled and torn apart [[GroinAttack "snatch-first"]].
* CutHimselfShaving: Quoted by Roman, although it really did look like a shaving cut.

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* CreepyChild: Christina in the later episodes.Christina.
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: All of the vargulf's victims were disemboweled and torn apart [[GroinAttack "snatch-first"]].
in half.
* CutHimselfShaving: Quoted by Roman, although it really did look like a shaving cut. [[SherlockScan Chasseur]] sees right through it.



* DiedInYourArmsTonight: [[spoiler:Unlike her sister, Alyssa Sworn spent her last seconds being held by her father.]]
* DisappearedDad: Neither Peter nor Roman have a father. [[spoiler: Except Norman is Roman's father, and has been largely serving in a version of that role for him and his sister throughout the series.]]
* DiseaseBleach: Though not very realistically portrayed.
* DisposableWoman: See MenAreTheExpendableGender below.
* DisposableVagrant: [[spoiler: Under the influence of his Upir bloodlust, Roman helps himself to one in season 2.]] Subverted when [[spoiler: he quickly finds himself surrounded by the other inhabitants of the homeless camp and only escapes by throwing all his money at them, making them [[GoldFever forget about both friend and attacker alike.]]]]

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* DiedInYourArmsTonight: [[spoiler:Unlike her sister, Alyssa Sworn spent her last seconds being held by her father.]]
* DisappearedDad: Neither Peter nor Roman have a father. [[spoiler: Except Norman is Roman's father, and has been largely serving in a version of that role for him and his sister throughout the series.sister.]]
* DiseaseBleach: Though not very realistically portrayed.
Christina's hair gradually goes white after her encounter with the vargulf's victim. Unrealistically portrayed [[spoiler: unless losing her hair color was her price for turning against the moon.]]
* DisposableWoman: The vargulf targets young women. See MenAreTheExpendableGender below.
* DisposableVagrant: [[spoiler: Under the influence of his Upir bloodlust, Roman helps himself to one in season 2.]] Subverted when [[spoiler: he quickly finds himself surrounded by the other inhabitants of the homeless camp and only escapes by throwing all his money at them, making them [[GoldFever forget about both friend and attacker alike.]]]]
below.



* DullSurprise: In spades.
* EatenAlive: The vargulf's victims.

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* DullSurprise: In spades.
* EatenAlive: The vargulf's victims. victims; it avoids vital organs, only eating body fat to prolong the terror.



* EyeScream: A part of Peter's transformation involves his eyes falling out of their sockets.



* FunctionalAddict: Olivia uses some sort of drug in the form of eye-drops and is fine unless she doesn't have them. Roman smokes, drinks, snorts cocaine, self-mutilates and still manages to make it through the day until he flies off the handle and ends up in a coma.
* {{Ghostapo}}: A flashback reveals [[spoiler: an Upir]] leading a squadron of Nazi soldiers.
* GoryDiscretionShot: Most of the deaths happen off screen, or are shot in such a way so that we don't see things.
* GraveRobbing: Done by two conflicting groups with the same grave on the same night.

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* FunctionalAddict: Olivia uses some sort of drug in the form of eye-drops and is fine unless she doesn't have them. Roman smokes, drinks, snorts cocaine, self-mutilates and still manages to make it through the day until he flies off the handle and ends up in a coma.
* {{Ghostapo}}: A flashback reveals [[spoiler: an Upir]] leading a squadron of Nazi soldiers.
*
GoryDiscretionShot: Most of the deaths happen off screen, or are shot in such a way so that we don't see things.
screen.
* GraveRobbing: Done by two conflicting groups with the same grave on the same night.boys to get material for Destiny.



* HowlOfSorrow: Quite a few.



** [[spoiler:Olivia killed her first daughter, Juliette. It's very likely she also killed Shelley but J.R. had her resurrected.]]
** [[spoiler:Not only Juliette. When showing the murder of Juliette, it clearly states there were more than one. "Juliette and many like her came, all of them disappointments." There were more babies, and more murders, until she had the child with the caul.]]



* JediMindTrick: In the novel, Roman uses something similar to influence people and get himself out of trouble. Works in the TV show, too.

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* JediMindTrick: In the novel, Roman uses something similar (the ''extaz'') to influence people and get himself out of trouble. Works in the TV show, Olivia, too.



* JoggersFindDeath: In the pilot, a jogger finds the dead and raped girl.



** [[spoiler: Christina,]] the vargulf, is defeated and given a pleasent burial by the Sheriff, but [[spoiler: Shelley]] is shot and flees town to who knows where.
** [[spoiler: Olivia]] in the second season finale.
* KickTheDog: [[spoiler: From Christina]] to Chief Tom Sworn, when both [[spoiler: Alexa and Alyssa]] are both mutilated/murdered horribly by the vargulf, considering Chief Tom Sworn was always so kind to the murderer. Made worse when later [[spoiler: Christina is killed, but is possibly alive, as she screams from in the grave]] even though she was the killer, he didn't know that and he saw her as a daughter.

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** [[spoiler: Christina,]] the vargulf, is defeated and given a pleasent burial by the Sheriff, but [[spoiler: Shelley]] is shot and flees town to who knows where.
** [[spoiler: Olivia]] in the second season finale.
* KickTheDog: [[spoiler: From Christina]] to Chief Tom Sworn, when both [[spoiler: Alexa and Alyssa]] are both mutilated/murdered horribly by the vargulf, considering Chief Tom Sworn was always so kind to the murderer. Made worse when later [[spoiler: Christina is killed, but is possibly alive, as she screams from in the grave]] even though she was the killer, he didn't know that and he saw her as a daughter.



* MalevolentMaskedMen: A murderous gang of them set up shop in Hemlock Grove in season 2. They also appear to [[spoiler: Roman and Peter in their dreams.]] These sequences are possibly intended to [[ShoutOut resemble]] the films of [[WebVideo/MarbleHornets ToTheArk.]]



* MenAreTheExpendableGender: Inverted. [[spoiler:There are only two male characters that die in Season 1, ''and JR's death happens in a flashback''.]]
* MercyKill: [[spoiler:Pryce is forced to suffocate Dr. Chasseur after Olivia broke her neck and skinned her alive]].

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* MenAreTheExpendableGender: Inverted. [[spoiler:There are only two male characters that die in Season 1, die, ''and JR's death happens in a flashback''.]]
* MercyKill: [[spoiler:Pryce Averted:
** In a flashback, Peter finds a group of upirs torturing a dying fox but
is forced too terrified to suffocate Dr. Chasseur after Olivia broke her neck and skinned her alive]].put it out of its misery.
** [[spoiler: Roman gets a few chances to kill Christina cleanly before she transforms, but can't bring himself to do it.]]



* MysticalPregnancy: Letha. Miranda doesn't get pregnant, but being around baby Nadia causes her to lactate.
* NightmareFetishist: Christina. [[spoiler: She likened the sensation of a transformation arising to an orgasm and turned herself into a werewolf so she could "have experiences."]]

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* MysticalPregnancy: Letha. Miranda doesn't get pregnant, but being around baby Nadia causes her to lactate.\n
* NightmareFetishist: Christina. [[spoiler: She likened the sensation of a transformation arising to an orgasm and turned herself into a werewolf so she could "have experiences."]]



* NoBisexuals: Jury's out with Destiny; she's more than happy to have sex with anyone as long as there's cash involved, but she seemed to really enjoy her time with [[spoiler: Chasseur]]. She gets a new boyfriend in Andre in the second season.



* PsychicNosebleed: Roman.



* RustproofBlood: Played absurdly straight.
* ScareChord: Used early and often.

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* RustproofBlood: Played absurdly straight.
* ScareChord: Used early and often.
Averted in the book.



* SelfHarm: Roman is shown cutting himself with a razor blade several times. In his case, it probably starts because he likes blood.
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: The way Shelley's emails seem. In this case it is unlikely that the character is trying to show off or be perceived as unusually smart, rather she's taking full advantage of the medium of writing to communicate in a way that is normally impossible for her because of her muteness. As such, it's not annoying from a character standpoint, but still comes across as the writers trying too hard to make her seem intelligent and sophisticated.

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* SelfHarm: Roman is shown cutting himself with a razor blade several times. In his case, it probably starts because he likes blood.
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: The way Shelley's emails seem. In this case it is unlikely that the character is trying to show off or be perceived as unusually smart, rather she's taking full advantage of the medium of writing to communicate in a way that is normally impossible for her because of her muteness. As such, it's not annoying from a character standpoint, but still comes across as the writers trying too hard to make her seem intelligent and sophisticated.



* SherlockScan: Chasseur does this to Roman, though she keeps her conclusions to herself.



* SuperStrength: Dr. Pryce, as induced by overactive adrenal glands.

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* StalkerWithACrush: [[spoiler: Christina kisses Peter in his sleep, becomes a werewolf to be closer to him, and even leaves him the "bigger half" of her kills. How...thoughtful.]]
* SuperOCD: Roman can't step on sidewalk cracks, is terrified of prime numbers, always unties knots, and can't sleep unless he knows that every drawer and cupboard in his mansion is closed. At one point he holds up a checkout line at Wal-Mart "blinking back tears of desperation" because he needs to get exact change from the cashier.
* SuperStrength: Dr. Pryce, as induced by overactive adrenal glands. [[spoiler: He ''broke out of his incubator'' as a premature infant.]]



* TongueTrauma: [[spoiler: Roman bites Olivia's tongue out]]!



* WhiteMaskOfDoom: A recurring image in Season 2.
* TwoferTokenMinority: Chasseur is both black and a lesbian!

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* WhiteMaskOfDoom: A recurring image in Season 2.
* TwoferTokenMinority: Chasseur is both black and a lesbian!lesbian.
2nd Oct '15 12:16:50 PM ProfessorDetective
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[[TeacherStudentRomance teacher]].]] Additionally, [[spoiler: one of the few main characters who die is Clementine Chasseur, whose introduction shows her in bed with another woman.]]
4th Mar '15 11:31:19 AM Morgenthaler
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** The man who claims to have died and been brought back to life is named [[TheSerpentAndTheRainbow Pullman.]]

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** The man who claims to have died and been brought back to life is named [[TheSerpentAndTheRainbow [[Film/TheSerpentAndTheRainbow Pullman.]]
6th Oct '14 10:57:55 PM nombretomado
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* MalevolentMaskedMen: A murderous gang of them set up shop in Hemlock Grove in season 2. They also appear to [[spoiler: Roman and Peter in their dreams.]] These sequences are possibly intended to [[ShoutOut resemble]] the films of [[MarbleHornets ToTheArk.]]

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* MalevolentMaskedMen: A murderous gang of them set up shop in Hemlock Grove in season 2. They also appear to [[spoiler: Roman and Peter in their dreams.]] These sequences are possibly intended to [[ShoutOut resemble]] the films of [[MarbleHornets [[WebVideo/MarbleHornets ToTheArk.]]
12th Sep '14 12:25:53 AM ApocalypseWriter
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* WhiteMaskOfDoom: A recurring image in Season 2.
12th Sep '14 12:24:09 AM ApocalypseWriter
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* MalevolentMaskedMen: A murderous gang of them set up shop in Hemlock Grove in season 2. They also appear to [[spoiler: Roman and Peter in their dreams.]] These sequences are possibly intended to [[ShoutOut resemble]] the films of [[MarbleHornets ToTheArk.]]



* MalevolentMaskedMen: A murderous gang of them set up shop in Hemlock Grove in season 2. They also appear to [[spoiler: Roman and Peter in their dreams.]] These sequences are possibly intended to [[ShoutOut resemble]] the films of [[MarbleHornets ToTheArk.]]
12th Sep '14 12:23:14 AM ApocalypseWriter
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* MalevolentMaskedMen: A murderous gang of them set up shop in Hemlock Grove in season 2. They also appear to [[spoiler: Roman and Peter in their dreams.]] These sequences are possibly intended to [[ShoutOut resemble]] the films of [[MarbleHornets ToTheArk.]]



* ScaryMaskedMen: A murderous gang of them set up shop in Hemlock Grove in season 2. They also appear to [[spoiler: Roman and Peter in their dreams.]] These sequences are possibly intended to [[ShoutOut resemble]] the films of [[MarbleHornets ToTheArk.]]
12th Sep '14 12:21:26 AM ApocalypseWriter
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* ScaryMaskedMen: A murderous gang of them set up shop in Hemlock Grove in season 2. They also appear to [[spoiler: Roman and Peter in their dreams.]] These sequences are possibly intended to [[ShoutOut resemble]] the films of [[MarbleHornets ToTheArk.]]
9th Sep '14 1:10:38 AM ApocalypseWriter
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* DisposableVagrant: [[spoiler: Under the influence of his Upir bloodlust, Roman helps himself to one in season 2.]] Subverted when [[spoiler: he quickly finds himself surrounded by the other inhabitants of the homeless camp and only escapes by throwing all his money at them, making them [[GoldFever: forget about both friend and attacker alike.]]]]

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* DisposableVagrant: [[spoiler: Under the influence of his Upir bloodlust, Roman helps himself to one in season 2.]] Subverted when [[spoiler: he quickly finds himself surrounded by the other inhabitants of the homeless camp and only escapes by throwing all his money at them, making them [[GoldFever: [[GoldFever forget about both friend and attacker alike.]]]]
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* DisposableVagrant: [[spoiler: Under the influence of his Upir bloodlust, Roman helps himself to one in season 2.]] Subverted when [[spoiler: he quickly finds himself surrounded by the other inhabitants of the homeless camp and only escapes by throwing all his money at them, making them [[GoldFever: forget about both friend and attacker alike.]]]]
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