History Literature / Midnighters

21st May '18 1:33:12 PM TheBedazzledDementor
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* AliensInCardiff: Bixby is a real city in Oklahoma, albeit not one that even American readers are likely to know.
24th Mar '18 3:51:18 PM nombretomado
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* ShownTheirWork: While he may have gotten the time frames wrong (see FridgeLogic and the JustBugsMe page), Westerfeld still had to do a decent amount of research, primarily on numbering systems, making this series overall a welcome subversion of WritersCannotDoMath.

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* ShownTheirWork: While he may have gotten the time frames wrong (see FridgeLogic and the JustBugsMe [[Headscratchers/HomePage Headscratchers]] page), Westerfeld still had to do a decent amount of research, primarily on numbering systems, making this series overall a welcome subversion of WritersCannotDoMath.
6th Nov '16 9:13:55 PM dlchen145
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* ImprovisedWeapon: Since any piece of a metal alloy given a 13-letter name is a deadly weapon against the Darklings, most of the weapons and defenses tend to be fairly mundane (and sometimes bizarre or random) objects, like screws, bolts, paper clips, hubcaps, silverware, trash can lids, letter openers, a fence or two, and one particularly {{badass}} microphone stand.

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* ImprovisedWeapon: Since any piece of a metal alloy given a 13-letter name is a deadly weapon against the Darklings, most of the weapons and defenses tend to be fairly mundane (and sometimes bizarre or random) objects, like screws, bolts, paper clips, hubcaps, silverware, trash can lids, letter openers, a fence or two, and one particularly {{badass}} badass microphone stand.
23rd Aug '16 5:03:52 PM Hecate13
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* PairTheSpares: Actually sort of averted, since Rex and Melissa had the couple vibe before they formally hooked up, and Dess is still single at the end of the series. Actually, since Dess never expresses romantic affection for anyone or anything (except maybe math and numbers), it's possible she's {{Asexual}}.

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* PairTheSpares: Actually sort of averted, since Rex and Melissa had the couple vibe before they formally hooked up, and Dess is still single at the end of the series. Actually, since Dess never expresses romantic affection for anyone or anything (except maybe math and numbers), it's possible she's {{Asexual}}.aromantic.
23rd Jul '16 8:22:59 PM StoryMaster77
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*EvilCounterpart:[[spoiler: Anathea to Rex in book 2 before he becomes a halfling himself, although its subverted because she is just as much a victim as she is an enemy. In a similar vain, Madeline could be an Evil Counterpart to Melissa, though in a more morally corrupted sense than just full on evil.]]
18th Jul '16 1:16:54 PM TheBedazzledDementor
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* PurpleEyes: Darklings have them, and he midnighters (with the exception of Jess) get eyes that flash purple during the secret hour. Rex's eyes occasionally flash purple during the day [[spoiler:as his darkling becomes more powerful throughout ''Blue Noon''.]]

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* PurpleEyes: Darklings have them, and he the midnighters (with the exception of Jess) get eyes that flash purple during the secret hour. Rex's eyes occasionally flash purple during the day [[spoiler:as his darkling becomes more powerful throughout ''Blue Noon''.]]
18th Jul '16 1:16:41 PM TheBedazzledDementor
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* IsThatWhatTheyreCallingItNow: Dess teases Jessica and Jonathan about 'takign their time getting home.'

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* IsThatWhatTheyreCallingItNow: Dess teases Jessica and Jonathan about 'takign 'taking their time getting home.'
19th Jun '16 12:01:02 AM TheBedazzledDementor
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* DealWithTheDevil: [[spoiler:The Greyfoots made their money by working for the darklings, who tell them where to drill for oil.]]
18th Jun '16 11:39:02 PM TheBedazzledDementor
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* MeaningfulName: Some of the weapons comment on the situation in which they're used, such as Foolhardiness. Dess also gives Rex a knife name [[spoiler:Animalization]] in 'Blue Noon'', which he doesn't appreciate

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* MeaningfulName: Some of the weapons comment on the situation situations in which they're used, such as Foolhardiness. Dess also gives Rex a knife name named [[spoiler:Animalization]] in 'Blue Noon'', which he doesn't appreciateappreciate.
18th Jun '16 11:28:20 PM TheBedazzledDementor
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* LampshadeHanging: The third book pokes a bit of fun at the drama (and cliché) of everything going down at midnight on Halloween.
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