History Literature / MercyThompson

12th Jan '16 4:57:48 PM hecuba
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** Mercy herself is this to some extent, though more in her past then her present. She seems to have mostly used it get retribution when her own power as a child and a coyote in a ''werewolf'' pack would not otherwise allow it. However, since Asil states that the story of her [[spoiler:peanut buttering the leather seats of Bran's Porche and consequently his very expensive pants]] reached him all the way in ''Spain'', and even Samuel never figured out how she [[spoiler:stole half of each pair of Leah's shoes without ever getting caught]], she seems capable of fairly high level trickery.
12th Jan '16 4:43:03 PM hecuba
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* TheTrickster: [[spoiler:Coyote]] himself shows up in ''River Marked''. [[note]]Guess we know where Mercy got her healthy lack of respect for authority.[[/note]] His response to Mercy asking how big the monster is? [[spoiler:Throwing her in a river with a prehistoric monster so they can find out. When Adam complained, he said he would have thought of ''something'' to keep her from getting killed.]] Yep. He's a trickster.
**In ''Night Broken'', Mercy's [[spoiler:brother]] asks her how many times he's tried to kill her. She has to really think about it and isn't entirely happy with the answer.
29th Dec '15 11:18:20 AM Discar
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A series of fantasy novels by Creator/PatriciaBriggs set in the Tri-Cities in Washington State. In the universe of Mercy Thompson, fantasy creatures like werewolves, vampires, and faeries have been in hiding for centuries, and are only recently emerging. The first three books each focus on a different kind of preternatural creature. ''Moon Called'' focuses on werewolves, ''Blood Bound'' deals with vampires, and ''Iron Kissed'' focuses on fae. The series is set to have at least ten books. All the novels are narrated by Mercy [[spoiler:except for ''Frost Burned'', which has a few chapters from Adam's POV]].

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A series of fantasy novels by Creator/PatriciaBriggs set in the Tri-Cities in Washington State. In the universe of Mercy Thompson, fantasy creatures like werewolves, vampires, and faeries have been in hiding for centuries, and are only recently emerging. The first three books each focus on a different kind of preternatural creature. ''Moon Called'' focuses on werewolves, ''Blood Bound'' deals with vampires, and ''Iron Kissed'' focuses on fae. The series is set to have at least ten books. All the novels are narrated by Mercy [[spoiler:except for ''Frost Burned'', which has a few chapters from Adam's POV]].
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16th Oct '15 9:36:05 AM GnomeTitan
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* FullNameUltimatum: Mercy's mother, in an entirely {{justified|example}}. She had found out from the newspapers [[spoiler: that her daughter had been raped and killed her rapist]] rather than a phone call from Mercy.

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* FullNameUltimatum: Mercy's mother, in an entirely {{justified|example}}.[[JustifiedTrope justified]] example. She had found out from the newspapers [[spoiler: that her daughter had been raped and killed her rapist]] rather than a phone call from Mercy.
17th Sep '15 8:37:49 PM billybobfred
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** [[spoiler: Not true in ''Hunting Grounds''. The Lie Police have to be called out on a Fae. Itís implied, however, that this is very bad, and very rare.]]
** Correction for above: [[spoiler: It wasn't that Dana Shea lied, but rather that she broke her given word.]]
11th Sep '15 8:13:00 AM liliasthesorceress
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# ''Fire Touched'' (2016)
* ''Shifting Shadows: Stories from the World of Mercy Thompson'' (2014)


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!! Comics

* '' Mercy Thompson: Homecoming'' (2009)
* '' Mercy Thompson: Hopcross Jilly'' (2015)


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30th Aug '15 12:29:02 AM loudmouthgeek
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** Also, female werewolves can't have children as the fetuses can't survive their mothers' monthly change into wolf form.
2nd Aug '15 12:20:14 AM chaochan
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# ''Dead Heat'' (2015)
26th Jul '15 1:16:23 PM spudwalt
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** Jesse got beaten up in ''Iron Kissed'' because her father's a werewolf. [[BullyingADragon This, in turn, nearly got her attackers murdered by an angry Alpha.]]

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** Jesse got beaten up in ''Iron Kissed'' because her father's a werewolf. [[BullyingADragon This, in turn, nearly got her attackers murdered by by]] [[PapaWolf an angry Alpha.]]



* FullNameUltimatum: Mercy's mother. But entirely {{justified|Trope}}. She had found out from the newspapers [[spoiler: that her daughter had been raped and killed her rapist]] rather than a phone call from Mercy.

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* FullNameUltimatum: Mercy's mother. But mother, in an entirely {{justified|Trope}}.{{justified|example}}. She had found out from the newspapers [[spoiler: that her daughter had been raped and killed her rapist]] rather than a phone call from Mercy.



* HideYourLesbians: Subverted. Warren, Adam's third, is gay, and is a {{Badass}} even by Werewolf standards because he's had to fight off werewolves who think him unfit to be part of any pack because of his orientation. It's strongly implied that if he wasn't gay, he'd be Adam's second, above Darryl.

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* HideYourLesbians: [[HideYourLesbians Hide Your Gays]]: Subverted. Warren, Adam's third, is gay, and is a {{Badass}} even by Werewolf standards because he's had to fight off werewolves who think him unfit to be part of any pack because of his orientation. It's strongly implied that if he wasn't gay, he'd be Adam's second, above Darryl.



* LoveTriangle: Mercy in the middle with Adam and Samuel on the other two corners. [[spoiler: Possibly a Love Quadrangle given Stefan seems very attached to Mercy as well -- attached enough that he protected her from the seethe and chose her over his Mistress Stefan's attraction for her more or less confirmed in "Night Broken".]]

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* LoveTriangle: Mercy in the middle with Adam and Samuel on the other two corners. [[spoiler: Possibly a Love Quadrangle given Stefan seems very attached to Mercy as well -- attached enough that he protected her from the seethe and chose her over his Mistress Mistress. Stefan's attraction for her more or less confirmed in "Night Broken".]]



** One thing to note: becoming a werewolf sets your appearance to sometime in your twenties to thirties, while becoming a vampire just stops you from aging further. So, while there are vampires like Wulfe with very youthful appearances, there are also vampires that look middle-aged or older.



* PainfulTransformation: Werewolf transformations are quite painful and are often rather prolonged, with some of them taking as long as fifteen minutes. As werewolves are already rather short-tempered, it's generally a good idea to tread carefully around a recently-changed werewolf until they get themselves back under control.
** Averted with Mercy -- as a walker, switching between coyote and human is painless and nearly instantaneous. Charles, who inherited some powers from his Native American mother, still feels pain when he shifts, but his transformations are much faster and smoother than normal.



* PostModernMagik: Any holy symbol can affect a vampire, so long as the wielder believes in it. Mercy uses a lamb (as in "The Lamb of God") due to a distaste for crosses (her first encounter with one as a child was an upclose and personal with a full sized crucifix, complete with dying savior). Otherwise, mostly averted.

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* PostModernMagik: Any holy symbol can affect a vampire, so long as the wielder believes in it. Mercy uses a lamb (as in "The Lamb of God") due to a distaste for crosses (her first encounter with one as a child was an upclose and personal with a full sized full-sized crucifix, complete with dying savior).savior painted in color). Otherwise, mostly averted.



** Moira wears them -- and rightfully so, given that [[spoiler: she used up both of them doing magic. They're not pretty.]]

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** Moira wears them -- and rightfully so, given that [[spoiler: she both of her eyes were used up both of them doing magic.for magical purposes. They're not pretty.]]
14th Jun '15 1:35:15 AM chaochan
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** Ben in the short story ''Redemption,'' which examines his character development through ''Frost Burned,'' the roots of his misogyny, and reveals truth of what happened in London.

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** Ben in the short story ''Redemption,'' which examines his character development through ''Frost Burned,'' the roots of his misogyny, and reveals the truth of what happened in London.
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