History Literature / Midnighters

14th Sep '14 6:07:59 PM storyyeller
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* TheHiddenHour: Obviously
12th Aug '14 2:48:52 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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Not to be confused with the [[TheAuthority Midnighter]].
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Not to be confused with the [[TheAuthority [[ComicBook/TheAuthority Midnighter]].
23rd Feb '14 5:59:19 PM 102372
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* TheLoad: Jessica [[spoiler:(for most of the first book)]], who attracts Slithers and Darklings like roadkill attracts flies. Then she learns what [[GameBreaker her power]] is.
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* TheLoad: Jessica [[spoiler:(for most of the first book)]], who attracts Slithers and Darklings like roadkill attracts flies. Then she learns what [[GameBreaker her power]] is.

* TownWithADarkSecret: Or [[strike:12]] [[ArcNumber 13]].
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* TownWithADarkSecret: Or [[strike:12]] [[ArcNumber 13]].
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* AbusiveParents: Rex's father. [[spoiler: That is, until Melissa mind-rapes him.]] * AlphaBitch: Constanza Grayfoot is the fashion obsessed queen of the school who struts about with her girl posse and dreams of being an actress in L.A. She's part Native American, not blonde, and is more harmlessly superficial than actually evil, so she's not a straight example.
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* AbusiveParents: Rex's father. [[spoiler: That is, until Melissa mind-rapes {{MindRape}}s him.]] * AlphaBitch: Constanza Grayfoot is the fashion obsessed fashion-obsessed queen of the school who struts about with her girl posse and dreams of being an actress in L.A. She's part Native American, not blonde, and is more harmlessly superficial than actually evil, so she's not a straight example.

* BadassNormal: Jessica and Jonathan during the normal hours, since their powers are useless outside of Midnight. Though Johnathan can still work out angles and jumps for LeParkour, he just can't do it while leaping five stories in the air anymore. * BattleCouple: [[OfficialCouple Jessica and Jonathan]] and by the end of book 2 [[spoiler: Rex and Melissa]] * BetaCouple: [[spoiler: Rex and Melissa]]
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* BadassNormal: Jessica and Jonathan during the normal hours, since their powers are useless outside of Midnight. Though Johnathan can still work out angles and jumps for LeParkour, he just can't do it while leaping leap five stories in the air anymore. * BattleCouple: [[OfficialCouple Jessica and Jonathan]] and by the end of book 2 [[spoiler: Rex and Melissa]] Melissa]]. * BetaCouple: [[spoiler: Rex and Melissa]]Melissa]].

* BlessedWithSuck: Melissa's power, until she learns how to control it. Reading minds sounds cool, until you realize that you're reading everyone's mind at once and you can't turn it off. Now imagine being stuck with that in high school.
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* BlessedWithSuck: Melissa's power, until she learns how to control it. Reading minds sounds cool, until you realize that you're reading everyone's mind at once and you can't turn it off. Now imagine being stuck with that in high school.''high school''.

* CursedWithAwesome: Being able to enter the Blue Time seems really cool at first. Then you bump into the nasty things that live there. You still get some really snazzy superpower out of it, though, some of which (polymath, mindcaster, [[NoodleImplements metallurge]]) are possibly even more useful outside Midnight.
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* CursedWithAwesome: Being able to enter the Blue Time seems really cool at first. Then you bump into the [[EldritchAbomination nasty things things]] that live there. You still get some really snazzy superpower out of it, though, some of which (polymath, mindcaster, [[NoodleImplements metallurge]]) are possibly even more useful outside Midnight.

** WordOfGod says it's [[spoiler: Jess]], which means that [[spoiler:Rex and Dess]] are SupportingProtagonists. * EldritchAbomination - All the Slithers and Darklings probably count, but the [[spoiler: elder Darklings especially]].
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** WordOfGod says it's [[spoiler: Jess]], which means that [[spoiler:Rex and Dess]] are SupportingProtagonists. {{Supporting Protagonist}}s. * EldritchAbomination - EldritchAbomination: All the Slithers and Darklings probably count, but the [[spoiler: elder Darklings especially]].

* EvilIsDeathlyCold: The darklings. Also slither bites. * FearDiscoverPower: Type 1 seems to be associated with the nastier sorts of darkling. [[spoiler:Rex can do it too, and at one point intimidates another character by doing... ''something'' to make himself resemble a snake.]]
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* EvilIsDeathlyCold: The darklings. Also darklings and slither bites. * FearDiscoverPower: Type 1 seems to be associated with the nastier sorts of darkling. [[spoiler:Rex can do it too, and at one point intimidates another character by doing... ''something'' to make himself resemble a snake.]]

* FiveManBand: There is definitely some overlap, but here's how it falls for the most part. Note: YMMV. ** TheHero: Skill-wise, it's Jessica, the [[spoiler: Flame Bringer]]. Personality-wise, it's Rex.
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* FiveManBand: There is definitely some overlap, but here's how it falls for the most part. Note: YMMV. part[[note]]YMMV[[/note]]. ** TheHero: Skill-wise, it's Jessica, the [[spoiler: Flame Bringer]].[[ChosenOne flame-bringer]]]]. Personality-wise, it's Rex.

** TheSmartGuy: Both ways, it's Dess, the Polymath. ** TheChick: Both Jess and Melissa, the Mindcaster, could be argued. Jess is more likely, however, because Melissa's personality doesn't suit at all.
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** TheSmartGuy: Both ways, it's Dess, the Polymath. polymath. ** TheChick: Both Jess and Melissa, the Mindcaster, mindcaster, could be argued. Jess is more likely, however, because Melissa's personality doesn't suit at all.

* GoodWithNumbers: The Polymath power. Dess can do lengthy, difficult, and intricate calculations easily in her head, and she can come up with thirteen-letter names in an instant.
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* GoodWithNumbers: The Polymath power.Polymaths. Dess can do lengthy, difficult, and intricate calculations easily in her head, and she can come up with thirteen-letter names in an instant.

* ImprovisedWeapon: Since any piece of a metal alloy given a 13-letter name is a deadly weapon against the Darklings, most of the weapons tend to be fairly mundane (and sometimes bizarre or random) objects, like screws, bolts, hubcaps, silverware, trash can lids, and one particularly badass microphone stand. * JumpPhysics: The Acrobat power. During Midnight, gravity's pull on Jonathan and whoever he's holding hands with is sharply decreased. He puts the jumps in most {{Platform Game}}s to shame. * TheLoad: Jessica, [[spoiler: for most of the first book]], who attracts Slithers and Darklings like roadkill attracts flies. [[GameBreaker Then she learns what her power is.]] * MagikarpPower: Jessica * ManipulativeBastard: [[spoiler: Madeline, an old Mindcaster. Among many other things, she used her power to convince Melissa's and Dess's mothers to push either just a little earlier or later, so they'd be born exactly at midnight.]] ** [[spoiler: Melissa too. ...Actually, this is pretty much par for the course for Mindcasters, apparently. Both of them affectionately (or not) get the title "Queen Bitch" at some point. And dear lord do they both ever prove that they deserve it.]]
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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. * JumpPhysics: The Acrobat power. Acrobats. During Midnight, the blue time, gravity's pull on Jonathan and whoever or whatever he's holding hands with touching is sharply decreased. He puts the jumps in most {{Platform Game}}s to shame. * TheLoad: Jessica, [[spoiler: for Jessica [[spoiler:(for most of the first book]], book)]], who attracts Slithers and Darklings like roadkill attracts flies. [[GameBreaker flies. Then she learns what [[GameBreaker her power is.]] power]] is. * MagikarpPower: Jessica [[spoiler:Jessica]]. * ManipulativeBastard: [[spoiler: Madeline, an old Mindcaster.mindcaster. Among many other things, she used her power to convince Melissa's and Dess's mothers to push either just a little earlier or later, so they'd be born exactly at midnight.]] ** [[spoiler: Melissa too. ...Actually, too...actually, this is pretty much par for the course for Mindcasters, mindcasters, apparently. Both of them affectionately (or not) get the title "Queen Bitch" at some point. And dear lord do they both ever prove that they deserve it.]]

* MindRape: Mindcasters are good at this. [[spoiler: Melissa accidentally mind raped Rex and Johnathan on a small scale when they touched her, her mind raping was responsible for Rex's father turning into a vegetable.]]
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* MindRape: Mindcasters are good at this. [[spoiler: Melissa accidentally mind raped Rex and Johnathan on a small scale when they touched her, her and her mind raping was responsible for Rex's father turning into a vegetable.]]

* NumerologicalMotif: With 12 (for the Darklings) and 13 (for the Midnighters). Factors of both numbers exert equal power as well.
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* NumerologicalMotif: With 12 (for the Darklings) and 13 (for the Midnighters). Factors of both numbers exert equal power as well.

* 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.{{Asexual}}.

* SchoolSavedMyLife: Inverted. All of the Midnighters' powers correlate to a school subject, which they excel at because of the powers. Except Melissa. Dess: Trigonometry, and probably engineering, Jonathan: Physics, Rex: History, Jess: [[spoiler:Chemistry]]
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* SchoolSavedMyLife: Inverted. All of the Midnighters' powers correlate to a school subject, which they excel at because of the powers. Except Melissa. powers (except Melissa). Dess: Trigonometry, math (trigonometry this year), and probably engineering, engineering as well; Jonathan: Physics, physics; Rex: History, history; Jess: [[spoiler:Chemistry]][[spoiler:chemistry]].

** actually, [[spoiler: [[AWizardDidIt a Darkling did it]]]]. * TokenEvilTeammate: [[spoiler: Rex ]]
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** actually, Actually, [[spoiler: [[AWizardDidIt a Darkling did it]]]]. * TokenEvilTeammate: [[spoiler: Rex ]]Rex]].
13th Nov '13 2:44:06 PM JIKTV
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* CursedWithAwesome: Being able to enter the Blue Time seems really cool at first. Then you bump into the nasty things that live there. You still get some really snazzy superpower out of it, though, some of which (polymath, mindcaster, [[NoodleImplement metallurge]]) are possibly even more useful outside Midnight.
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* CursedWithAwesome: Being able to enter the Blue Time seems really cool at first. Then you bump into the nasty things that live there. You still get some really snazzy superpower out of it, though, some of which (polymath, mindcaster, [[NoodleImplement [[NoodleImplements metallurge]]) are possibly even more useful outside Midnight.

* FoeYay: Dess and Melissa.
17th Oct '13 12:22:52 PM sannabunny27
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