History Literature / MercyThompson

24th Jan '17 12:52:43 AM GnomeTitan
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* SheCleansUpNicely: This is Mercy's opinion of her looks, since she works as a mechanic she typically just wears grubby clothes with no makeup, her hair pinned back, and has oil stains up to her elbows. Other people disagree, see MsFanservice above.

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* SheCleansUpNicely: This is Mercy's opinion of her looks, since she works as a mechanic she typically just wears grubby clothes with no makeup, her hair pinned back, and has oil stains up to her elbows. Other people disagree, see MsFanservice above.disagree.
23rd Jan '17 6:37:34 PM BattleMaster
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* SheCleansUpNicely: This is Mercy's opinion of her looks, since she works as a mechanic she typically just wears grubby clothes with no makeup, her hair pinned back, and has oil stains up to her elbows. Other people disagree, see MsFanservice above.



** Moira wears them -- and rightfully so, given that [[spoiler: both of her eyes were used up for magical purposes. They're not pretty.]]

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** Moira wears them -- and rightfully so, given that [[spoiler: both of her eyes were used up for magical purposes. [[EyeScream They're not pretty.pretty]].]]



* SuperDrowningSkills: Since werewolves are pretty much solid muscle, they tend to sink like a stone.

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* SuperDrowningSkills: Since werewolves are pretty much solid muscle, they tend to sink like a stone. This makes it a favorite suicide method among old werewolves who don't want to die fighting.
27th Nov '16 3:59:16 PM Erkhyan
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* WouldHurtAChild: The mercenaries in ''Frost Burned'' have a kill list that includes all of Adam's wolves and everyone who's involved with them, kids included. Even Sylvia Sandoval's children, whose connection to the werewolves is tenuous at best, appear on that list. [[spoiler: This in turn leads to a bloody PapaWolf moment from Adam.]]

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* WouldHurtAChild: WouldHurtAChild:
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The mercenaries in ''Frost Burned'' have a kill list that includes all of Adam's wolves and everyone who's involved with them, kids included. Even Sylvia Sandoval's children, whose connection to the werewolves is tenuous at best, appear on that list. [[spoiler: This in turn leads to a bloody PapaWolf moment from Adam.]]
** The MonsterOfTheWeek in ''Dead Heat'' [[spoiler: has been abducting kids for decades, and a a bunch of their mummified corpses are found in its lair.
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27th Nov '16 3:53:51 PM Erkhyan
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** 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.

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** In ''Night Broken'', Mercy's [[spoiler:brother]] asks her how many times he's [[spoiler:Coyote]] has tried to kill her.her so far. She has to really think about it and isn't entirely happy with the answer.



* ThisMeansWar: [[spoiler:In ''Fair Game'', the son of a United States senator is directly involved in kidnapping the daughter of one of the Gray Lords, torturing her to the point of permanent crippling, and would have added her to [[SerialKiller a long list of murdered victims]]--but he is acquitted, thanks to his defense team playing up the "scariness" of the victims, [[WhatMeasureIsANonhuman who were all supernaturals]]. The girl's father appears outside the courthouse with the Wild Hunt and declares that as this verdict has clearly shown that the United States doesn't consider the fey to be people, the fey are now at war with them. He then [[OffWithHisHead decapitates]] the murderer and orders all fey in the US to retreat into their reservations]].

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* ThisMeansWar: [[spoiler:In ''Fair Game'', the son of a United States senator is directly involved in kidnapping the daughter of one of the Gray Lords, torturing her to the point of permanent crippling, and would have added her to [[SerialKiller a long list of murdered victims]]--but he is acquitted, thanks to his defense team playing up the "scariness" of the victims, [[WhatMeasureIsANonhuman who were all supernaturals]]. The girl's father appears outside the courthouse with the Wild Hunt and declares that as this verdict has clearly shown that the United States doesn't consider the fey fae to be people, the fey fae are now at war with them. He then [[OffWithHisHead decapitates]] the murderer and orders all fey fae in the US to retreat into their reservations]].
6th Nov '16 7:58:20 PM dlchen145
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* [[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.

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* [[HideYourLesbians Hide Your Gays]]: Subverted. Warren, Adam's third, is gay, and is a {{Badass}} 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.
30th Aug '16 1:18:14 AM GnomeTitan
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* AbsurdlySharpBlade: Excalibur and Carnwennen from ''Hunting Grounds'' are shown to be this. Then again, itís ''{{Excalibur}}.''
** Zeeís knife also shows this, though itís balanced out a bit: over-using that particular power makes the hilt unbearably hot.

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* AbsurdlySharpBlade: Excalibur and Carnwennen from ''Hunting Grounds'' are shown to be this. Then again, itís ''{{Excalibur}}.''
%% ** Zeeís knife also shows this, though itís balanced out a bit: over-using that particular power makes the hilt unbearably hot.
24th Aug '16 8:47:38 AM spudwalt
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* AbsurdlySharpBlade: Excalibur and Carnwennen from ''Hunting Grounds'' are shown to be this. Then again, itís ''Excalibur.''

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* AbsurdlySharpBlade: Excalibur and Carnwennen from ''Hunting Grounds'' are shown to be this. Then again, itís ''Excalibur.''{{Excalibur}}.''
22nd Aug '16 11:46:25 PM Vandegraff1
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* ThisMeansWar: [[spoiler:At the conclusion of Fair Game, after the son of a US Senator who kidnapped, tortured to the point of permanent crippling, and was planning to murder the daughter of one of the Gray Lords is acquitted, the Gray Lord in question appears outside the courtroom with the Wild Hunt and declares that as the United States has clearly shown that they don't consider the fey to be people, the fey are now at war with them. He then [[OffWithHisHead decapitates]] the man and orders all fey in the US to retreat into their reservations]].

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* ThisMeansWar: [[spoiler:At the conclusion of Fair Game, after [[spoiler:In ''Fair Game'', the son of a US Senator who kidnapped, tortured United States senator is directly involved in kidnapping the daughter of one of the Gray Lords, torturing her to the point of permanent crippling, and was planning would have added her to murder the daughter [[SerialKiller a long list of one of the Gray Lords murdered victims]]--but he is acquitted, thanks to his defense team playing up the Gray Lord in question "scariness" of the victims, [[WhatMeasureIsANonhuman who were all supernaturals]]. The girl's father appears outside the courtroom courthouse with the Wild Hunt and declares that as the United States this verdict has clearly shown that they don't the United States doesn't consider the fey to be people, the fey are now at war with them. them. He then [[OffWithHisHead decapitates]] the man murderer and orders all fey in the US to retreat into their reservations]].
14th Aug '16 3:12:09 AM morenohijazo
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* PrematureEmpowerment: Common practice in UrbanFantasy stories, most notably those dealing with [[WolfMan werewolves]], [[VampireTropes vampires]], or other [[ViralTransformation infectious paranormal]]. These books feature a number of characters to whom this happened, for example.
2nd Aug '16 2:10:17 AM PaulA
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* ArbitrarySkepticism: Werewolves have recently gone public; the fae have been officially out for a decade or so, but the protagonist has to spend some time explaining to people that vampires are also real, her ability to see ghosts is frequently disbelieved, and by the sixth book, someone who has relatives who shapeshift doesn't believe that Mercy can do so too. There is much LampshadeHanging.


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* OurVampiresAreDifferent: Vampires become weak if they don't drink blood every once in a while. Most vampires keep a "flock" of humans at their house to feed on. They can avoid killing if they want to, but only Stefan really makes an effort to do so. Being a vampire's "sheep" has fringe benefits -- it extends your natural lifespan, and gives you resistance to blood-borne diseases like HIV or leukemia. Vampires are dead during the day (but they don't need to return to their original coffin -- at one point, Stefan spends the day in Mercy's closet), but come back to unlife at night. They can be killed by the standard methods, but the best one is fire. Beyond that, the circumstances under which any particular vampire is created can sometimes provide them with unique abilities shared by few, if any, of their own kind.
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