History Literature / Kraken

26th Mar '17 2:15:01 PM Malady
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* CharacterTitle: The title is ''Kraken'', which appears eventually. It's also a OneWordTitle.



* HalfHumanHybrid: The usual HumanMomNonhumanDad setup is averted (as might be expected of the author) when a photo of a pyromancer, his daughter and a large bonfire is recognized as a ''family photo''.

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* HalfHumanHybrid: The usual HumanMomNonhumanDad setup is averted {{gender inverted|Trope}} (as might be expected of the author) when a photo of a pyromancer, his daughter and a large bonfire is recognized as a ''family photo''.



* HumanMomNonhumanDad: It's GenderInverted with a male pyromancer who has a child with a bonfire.



* ImpossiblyCompactFolding: A topologist with an interest in magic can fold up all sorts of things into tiny spaces, which can be unfolded later back into their complete form. [[spoiler: Goss demonstrates the same trick ''without'' any of the magic that goes with it, horribly mangling the folded item]].

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* ImpossiblyCompactFolding: A topologist with an interest in magic can fold up all sorts of things into tiny spaces, which can be unfolded later back into their complete form. [[spoiler: Goss [[spoiler:Goss demonstrates the same trick ''without'' any of the magic that goes with it, horribly mangling the folded item]].



* MeaningfulName: Grisamentum translates roughly into [[spoiler: "grey ink", with the same root words as 'atramentum', or black ink; he wrote his messages in grey-colored text after all.]]

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* MeaningfulName: Grisamentum translates roughly into [[spoiler: "grey [[spoiler:"grey ink", with the same root words as 'atramentum', or black ink; he wrote his messages in grey-colored text after all.]]



* NewWeird: It's Creator/ChinaMieville.

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* %%* NewWeird: It's Creator/ChinaMieville. Creator/ChinaMieville.
%%* OldFashionedCopper:
* OneWordTitle: The title is ''Kraken'', which is also a CharacterTitle.



* {{Unperson}}[=/=]NoNameGiven: What [[ShroudedInMyth Grisamentum]] [[AndIMustScream did]] to the Tattoo ''erased his original name''.

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* {{Unperson}}[=/=]NoNameGiven: {{Unperson}}: As well as NoNameGiven: What [[ShroudedInMyth Grisamentum]] [[AndIMustScream did]] to the Tattoo ''erased his original name''.
6th Mar '17 8:32:12 AM SorPepita
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** Most of the Krakenbit.

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** Most of the Krakenbit.Kraken-bit.



* TheLastDance: The survivors of [[spoiler: Grisamentum's]] raid on the Kraken church all become Kraken-bit and go on the warpath
* LovecraftianSuperpower: The kraken-bit, combining DarkIsNotEvil and HeroicSacrifice in the name of a better apocalypse.
* MeaningfulName: Grisamentum translates roughly into [[spoiler: "grey ink", with the same root words as 'atramentum', or black ink; he wrote his messages in grey-colored text after all]]

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* TheLastDance: The survivors of [[spoiler: Grisamentum's]] raid on the Kraken church all become Kraken-bit and go on the warpath
warpath.
* LovecraftianSuperpower: The kraken-bit, Kraken-bit, combining DarkIsNotEvil and HeroicSacrifice in the name of a better apocalypse.
* MeaningfulName: Grisamentum translates roughly into [[spoiler: "grey ink", with the same root words as 'atramentum', or black ink; he wrote his messages in grey-colored text after all]]all.]]



* UrbanFantasy

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* UrbanFantasyUrbanFantasy: Set in London.
6th Mar '17 8:04:01 AM SorPepita
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* HalfHumanHybrid: the usual HumanMomNonhumanDad setup is averted (as might be expected of the author) when a photo of a pyromancer, his daughter and a large bonfire is recognized as a ''family photo''.

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* HalfHumanHybrid: the The usual HumanMomNonhumanDad setup is averted (as might be expected of the author) when a photo of a pyromancer, his daughter and a large bonfire is recognized as a ''family photo''.



** Most of the Krakenbit

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** Most of the KrakenbitKrakenbit.



* ImpossiblyCompactFolding: a topologist with an interest in magic can fold up all sorts of things into tiny spaces, which can be unfolded later back into their complete form. [[spoiler: Goss demonstrates the same trick ''without'' any of the magic that goes with it, horribly mangling the folded item]].

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* ImpossiblyCompactFolding: a A topologist with an interest in magic can fold up all sorts of things into tiny spaces, which can be unfolded later back into their complete form. [[spoiler: Goss demonstrates the same trick ''without'' any of the magic that goes with it, horribly mangling the folded item]].



* MouthStitchedShut: [[spoiler: How Paul ultimately renders the Tattoo mute, by having stitches inked in by a clued-in tattooist.]]

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* MouthStitchedShut: [[spoiler: How [[spoiler:How Paul ultimately renders the Tattoo mute, by having stitches inked in by a clued-in tattooist.]]
6th Mar '17 5:27:31 AM SorPepita
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* BagOfHolding: a bit of knacking that lets a couple of full-grown men be smuggled in a package that could fit through a letterbox. Subversion: the box is normal-sized, the people inside are just [[AlienGeometries folded up really neatly]].

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* BagOfHolding: a A bit of knacking that lets a couple of full-grown men be smuggled in a package that could fit through a letterbox. Subversion: the box is normal-sized, the people inside are just [[AlienGeometries folded up really neatly]].



* NewWeird

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* NewWeirdNewWeird: It's Creator/ChinaMieville.
6th Mar '17 5:11:25 AM SorPepita
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** Also, given Mieville's [[{{UsefulNotes/Socialism}} political sympathies]], it's unsurprising that one of his characters is the leader of a union for familiars

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** Also, given Mieville's [[{{UsefulNotes/Socialism}} political sympathies]], it's unsurprising that one of his characters is the leader of a union for familiars(for familiars).
15th Feb '17 10:48:28 AM Black_Diesel
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18th Dec '16 4:49:05 PM Observance
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* BagOfHolding: a bit of knacking that lets a couple of full-grown men be smuggled in a package that could fit through a letterbox.

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* BagOfHolding: a bit of knacking that lets a couple of full-grown men be smuggled in a package that could fit through a letterbox. Subversion: the box is normal-sized, the people inside are just [[AlienGeometries folded up really neatly]].
18th Dec '16 4:47:13 PM Observance
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* AnimatedTattoo: The Tattoo is just that--a tattoo. He's also a mob boss.

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* AnimatedTattoo: The Tattoo is just that--a tattoo. He's also a mob boss. He ''used'' to be a regular person, but his old rival in organized crime Grisamentum captured him and turned him into a tattoo as a CoolAndUnusualPunishment, [[{{Unperson}} erasing all knowledge of his name]] for good measure. This didn't stop him.
1st Nov '16 4:06:30 PM Morgenthaler
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* BadAss: Whilst a good number of characters [[TookALevelInBadass have]] [[LetsGetDangerous their]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome moments]], Dane is probably the most consistent example.
27th Sep '16 12:45:20 PM JonShannow
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** Most of the Krakenbit


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* TheLastDance: The survivors of [[spoiler: Grisamentum's]] raid on the Kraken church all become Kraken-bit and go on the warpath
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