History Literature / JohannesCabalTheNecromancer

25th Nov '15 12:23:23 AM Ominae
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* TrickedIntoSigning: Cabal has one year to get 100 people to sell their souls to the Devil in order to get his own soul back and is shown tricking a miserly and greedy farmer into selling his soul by making the man think he's signing a land contract. The guy does question the reference to himself as the "Damnee", but Cabal tells his that it is antiquated legal jargon. It's noted in the text that some of the fine print in the contract indicates that signatures are valid/signees are damned even if they don't know what they are signing.
1st Jan '15 7:41:49 AM morrigangray
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The interview mentioned is fanfiction. Good fanfic but not Word of God or canon.
* TotalitarianUtilitarian: As seen throughout the novel, and very poignantly in [[http://mollytanzer.com/2010/08/23/in-which-i-utterly-fail-to-inquisit-johannes-cabal/ this interview,]] Cabal doesn't give a shit about the means, only the ends.
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* TotalitarianUtilitarian: As seen throughout the novel, and very poignantly in [[http://mollytanzer.com/2010/08/23/in-which-i-utterly-fail-to-inquisit-johannes-cabal/ this interview,]] novels, Cabal doesn't give a shit about the means, only the ends.
1st Jan '15 7:38:25 AM morrigangray
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Johannes Cabal the Necromancer is the first novel written for JonathanLHoward's Johannes Cabal series. Before the novel, Howard has written several short stories in the Cabalverse. JC the Necromancer is followed by ''Literature/JohannesCabalTheDetective'' and ''Literature/JohannesCabalAndTheFearInstitute''.
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Johannes Cabal the Necromancer is the first novel written for JonathanLHoward's Johannes Cabal series. Before the novel, Howard has written several short stories in the Cabalverse. JC the Necromancer (2009) is followed by ''Literature/JohannesCabalTheDetective'' (2010), ''Literature/JohannesCabalAndTheFearInstitute'' (2011) and ''Literature/JohannesCabalAndTheFearInstitute''. ''The Brothers Cabal'' (2014).
28th Jun '14 9:11:28 AM Angeldeb82
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* MoralDilema
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* MoralDilemaMoralDilemma
28th Jun '14 9:10:57 AM Angeldeb82
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Johannes Cabal, a necromancer of some little infamy, has [[VillainProtagonist never pretended to be a hero of any kind.]] There is, after all, little heroic about [[GraveRobbing robbing graves]], stealing [[TomeOfEldritchLore occult volumes]], and [[GoKartingWithBowser being on nodding terms with demons.]] His purpose, however is [[WellIntentionedExtremist noble]]. His researches are all directed to raising the dead. Not as [[CameBackWrong monstrosities]] but as people, just as they were when they lived: physically, mentally, and spiritually. For such a prize, [[YouCantMakeAnOmelette some sacrifices are necessary.]] [[DealWithTheDevil One such sacrifice was his own soul]], but now he sees that was a mistake. He needs it for his research to have validity, you see-- the laws of science are just not properly sciency around TheSoulless. That he needs it to be himself is... Irrelevant. [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial Yes, definitely, irrelevant]].
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Johannes Cabal, a necromancer of some little infamy, has [[VillainProtagonist never pretended to be a hero of any kind.]] kind]]. There is, after all, little heroic about [[GraveRobbing robbing graves]], stealing [[TomeOfEldritchLore occult volumes]], and [[GoKartingWithBowser being on nodding terms with demons.]] demons]]. His purpose, however however, is [[WellIntentionedExtremist noble]]. His researches are all directed to raising the dead. Not as [[CameBackWrong monstrosities]] but as people, just as they were when they lived: physically, mentally, and spiritually. For such a prize, [[YouCantMakeAnOmelette some sacrifices are necessary.]] necessary]]. [[DealWithTheDevil One such sacrifice was his own soul]], but now he sees that was a mistake. He needs it for his research to have validity, you see-- the laws of science are just not properly sciency around TheSoulless. That he needs it to be himself is... Irrelevant. [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial Yes, definitely, irrelevant]]. irrelevant.]]

* AloofBigBrother: Horst Cabal, Johannes's older brother. Or at least, Johannes considers him aloof. Horst would be perfectly happy to be friends with Johannes if he were capable of acting like a normal person instead of an uptight JerkAss.
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* AloofBigBrother: Horst Cabal, Johannes's older brother. Or at least, Johannes considers him aloof. Horst would be perfectly happy to be friends with Johannes if he were capable of acting like a normal person instead of an uptight JerkAss.{{Jerkass}}.

* BlackAndGreyMorality: Cabal isn't good, but his goal is noble and by the end, we find out that he could be so much worse.
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* BlackAndGreyMorality: BlackAndGrayMorality: Cabal isn't good, but his goal is noble and by the end, we find out that he could be so much worse.

* CuttingTheKnot: Cabal's favored method of dealing with revengers
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* CuttingTheKnot: Cabal's favored method of dealing with revengersrevengers.

* DeathIsASadThing: Cabal genuinely dislikes killing, as it's a waste
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* DeathIsASadThing: Cabal genuinely dislikes killing, as it's a wastewaste.

* DoesNotUnderstandSarcasm: Satan's avatar. -->'''Old Man:''' Neat, eh? Goes down a bomb at parties, I can tell you.\\ '''Cabal:''' Really? I’ll have to hold a soirée just to impress my friends.\\ '''Old Man:''' You haven’t got any friends.\\ '''Cabal:''' I’m not holding a soirée, either. You have a problem with sarcasm, don’t you?

* EvilPlan: Satan's, until [[spoiler: Cabal proves to be a SpannerInTheWorks.]]
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* EvilPlan: Satan's, until [[spoiler: Cabal proves to be a SpannerInTheWorks.]]SpannerInTheWorks]].

* GodAndSatanAreBothJerks: Cabal concludes that this must be the case, since Hell consists of eternal torment run by a bored sadist, and those who go to Heaven [[{{instrumentality}} lose their individuality and become a sort of loving/worshipful mass of light]].
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* GodAndSatanAreBothJerks: Cabal concludes that this must be the case, since Hell consists of eternal torment run by a bored sadist, and those who go to Heaven [[{{instrumentality}} [[{{Instrumentality}} lose their individuality and become a sort of loving/worshipful mass of light]].

* HoYay: In universe Horst suspects this is why Cabal is uncomfortable with being Horst's blood donor.
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* HoYay: In universe In-universe: Horst suspects this is why Cabal is uncomfortable with being Horst's blood donor.

* HoYay: In universe Horst suspects this is why Cabal is uncomfortable with being Horst's blood donor.[[spoiler: TheLostLenore: Pretty much the basis for everything.]]

* HoYay: In universe Horst suspects this is why Cabal is uncomfortable with being Horst's blood donor.OurDemonsAreDifferent

* OurDemonsAreDifferent

* RefugeInAudacity: How Cabal survives Hell * ResuscitateTheDog: After [[spoiler: Horst kills himself]]
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* RefugeInAudacity: How Cabal survives Hell Hell. * ResuscitateTheDog: After [[spoiler: Horst kills himself]]himself]]. * SarcasmBlind: Satan's avatar. -->'''Old Man:''' Neat, eh? Goes down a bomb at parties, I can tell you.\\ '''Cabal:''' Really? I’ll have to hold a soirée just to impress my friends.\\ '''Old Man:''' You haven’t got any friends.\\ '''Cabal:''' I’m not holding a soirée, either. You have a problem with sarcasm, don’t you?

* ShoutOut: The "Loofah Lady" is a nod to Bram Stoker's "Bloofer Lady" in ''[[{{Literature/Dracula}} Dracula]]'', and The Rufus Maleficarus episode is an extended ShoutOut to the CthulhuMythos.
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* ShoutOut: The "Loofah Lady" is a nod to Bram Stoker's "Bloofer Lady" in ''[[{{Literature/Dracula}} Dracula]]'', ''{{Literature/Dracula}}'', and The Rufus Maleficarus episode is an extended ShoutOut to the CthulhuMythos.

* [[spoiler: TheLostLenore: Pretty much the basis for everything.]]

* [[WhatTheHellHero What the Hell, Hero?]]: Horst to Cabal, often.
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* [[WhatTheHellHero What the Hell, Hero?]]: WhatTheHellHero: Horst to Cabal, often.

* [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim Why Don't You Just Shoot Him?]]: Cabal's favored method of human interaction.
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* [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim Why Don't You Just Shoot Him?]]: WhyDontYouJustShootHim: Cabal's favored method of human interaction.
16th Sep '13 5:32:09 PM Nentuaby
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His purpose, however is [[WellIntentionedExtremist noble]]. His researches are all directed to raising the dead. Not as [[CameBackWrong monstrosities]] but as people, just as they were when they lived: physically, mentally, and spiritually. For such a prize, [[YouCantMakeAnOmelette some sacrifices are necessary.]] [[DealWithTheDevil One such sacrifice was his own soul]], but now he sees that was a mistake - it's not just that he needs it for his research to have validity, but now he realizes [[TheSoulless he needs it to be himself.]]
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His purpose, however is [[WellIntentionedExtremist noble]]. His researches are all directed to raising the dead. Not as [[CameBackWrong monstrosities]] but as people, just as they were when they lived: physically, mentally, and spiritually. For such a prize, [[YouCantMakeAnOmelette some sacrifices are necessary.]] [[DealWithTheDevil One such sacrifice was his own soul]], but now he sees that was a mistake - it's not just that he mistake. He needs it for his research to have validity, but now he realizes [[TheSoulless you see-- the laws of science are just not properly sciency around TheSoulless. That he needs it to be himself.]] himself is... Irrelevant. [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial Yes, definitely, irrelevant]].
11th Sep '13 9:14:25 PM Eagal
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* AlienGeometries
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* AlienGeometriesAlienGeometries: Ratuth Slabuth is largely composed of these.

* AloofBigBrother: Horst Cabal, Johannes's suave older brother.
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* AloofBigBrother: Horst Cabal, Johannes's suave older brother.brother. Or at least, Johannes considers him aloof. Horst would be perfectly happy to be friends with Johannes if he were capable of acting like a normal person instead of an uptight JerkAss.

* AntiHero: Cabal is a Type V, probably. -->'''Old Man:''' You're not nice.\\ '''Cabal:''' Your...founder has given me the task of sending one hundred souls to eternal torment. To be quite frank, I don't think my name is ever going to become a byword for popularity. * BackForTheDead

* BigBad: Whether it's Satan or Cabal depends on who you ask
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* BigBad: Whether it's Satan or Cabal depends on who you askask.

* BigBad: Whether it's Satan or Cabal depends on who you askDarkAndTroubledPast

* DarkAndTroubledPast

* DidYouJustScamCthulhu?
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* DidYouJustScamCthulhu?DidYouJustScamCthulhu

* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler: Satan]]

* IntelligenceEqualsIsolation
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* IntelligenceEqualsIsolationIntelligenceEqualsIsolation: Played with. While he could be friendly and outgoing if he really wanted, Cabal intentionally distances himself from people whenever possible.

* KickTheSonOfABitch: Cabal does this to Maleficarus, among others. Arguably happens to him a few times, too.
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* KickTheSonOfABitch: Most of the souls Cabal does this collects are people that would have gone to Maleficarus, among others.Hell anyway. Arguably happens to him a few times, too.

* PerpetualFrowner
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* PerpetualFrownerPerpetualFrowner: Cabal has little use for smiling. It shows.
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