History Literature / Monster

19th Mar '16 2:09:05 PM TheGreatUnknown
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* TheStoner: Paulie

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* TheStoner: Paulie Paulie.



* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: Mostly averted, naturally, but there's one...odd example. [[spoiler:Near the end, Ferdinand, who was a cow originally but was [[HumanityEnsues turned into a human]] for Lotus's purposes, is fighting with Chester. Monster takes advantage of her distraction to turn her back into a cow. While this was her natural form, she's clearly sapient now and horrified at turning back into a non-sapient animal. There's no mention of her turning back. Was this murder, then? (Or perhaps once Lotus was dead...)]]



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11th Feb '15 7:13:27 AM narm00
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Wait, did we mention that his job was capturing and retrieving [[OurMonstersAreDifferent cryptozoological creatures]]? Because if not, its really important that we do...

Things get worse for Monster when he meets Judy on the job when the convenience store she works at is attacked by yetis. Though she's a [[{{Muggles}} light cog]] and therefore physically incapable of understanding TheMasquerade, she still makes a point of intruding on Monster's life. And lets face it, after her workplace is wrecked by yetis, and her home is destroyed by [[AllTrollsAreDifferent a bunch of trolls]] and a kojin, [[TheCallKnowsWhereYouLive there's really nothing else you can do]].

However, whenever Monster and Judy meet, cryptozoological creatures seem to follow [[MisplacedWildlife to the point where its impossible to not notice]]. Before long it is revealed that Judy isn't [[TheChosenOne quite what she appears to be]], and its up to her, Monster, and Monster's [[OurGnomesAreWeirder paper gnome]] Chester to stop an evil that has [[TimeAbyss existed since the beginning of the universe.]] [[spoiler: In fact its the reason the universe even ''exists''.]]

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Wait, did we mention that his job was capturing and retrieving [[OurMonstersAreDifferent cryptozoological creatures]]? Because if not, its it's really important that we do...

Things get worse for Monster when he meets Judy on the job when the convenience store she works at is attacked by yetis. Though she's a [[{{Muggles}} light cog]] and therefore physically incapable of understanding TheMasquerade, she still makes a point of intruding on Monster's life. And lets let's face it, after her workplace is wrecked by yetis, and her home is destroyed by [[AllTrollsAreDifferent a bunch of trolls]] and a kojin, [[TheCallKnowsWhereYouLive there's really nothing else you can do]].

However, whenever Monster and Judy meet, cryptozoological creatures seem to follow [[MisplacedWildlife to the point where its it's impossible to not notice]]. Before long it is revealed that Judy isn't [[TheChosenOne quite what she appears to be]], and its it's up to her, Monster, and Monster's [[OurGnomesAreWeirder paper gnome]] Chester to stop an evil that has [[TimeAbyss existed since the beginning of the universe.]] [[spoiler: In fact its it's the reason the universe even ''exists''.]]
8th Feb '14 3:49:02 PM 102372
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This covers the book written by A. Lee Martinez. Not to be confused with [[{{Anime/Monster}} the manga]] or [[Film/{{Monster}} the film]] by the same title.

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This covers the book written by A. Lee Martinez. Not to be confused with [[{{Anime/Monster}} [[{{Manga/Monster}} the manga]] or [[Film/{{Monster}} the film]] by the same title.
24th Oct '13 6:57:40 PM Vasha
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Monster Dionysus' life sucks. He's got a dead-end job which he absolutely hates, a nagging {{Tsundere}} girlfriend from hell, can barely afford the roof over his head, and worse yet he has to face the inevitable prospect that one day he'll be completely out of a job.

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Monster Dionysus' Dionysus's life sucks. He's got a dead-end job which he absolutely hates, a nagging {{Tsundere}} girlfriend from hell, can barely afford the roof over his head, and worse yet he has to face the inevitable prospect that one day he'll be completely out of a job.



* BalefulPolymorph: Used and inverted. Several of the cats in Lotus' house [[spoiler: and, for a short while, Monster]] used to be human, but there are also quite a few of them that used to be other animals; one, in particular used to be a dragon. However, Ed and Ferdinand used to be a horse and a cow before Lotus transformed them into humans to act as henchmen.
** As it happens, this is actually [[spoiler: Lotus' plan for the entire human race.]]

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* BalefulPolymorph: Used and inverted. Several of the cats in Lotus' Lotus's house [[spoiler: and, for a short while, Monster]] used to be human, but there are also quite a few of them that used to be other animals; one, in particular used to be a dragon. However, Ed and Ferdinand used to be a horse and a cow before Lotus transformed them into humans to act as henchmen.
** As it happens, this is actually [[spoiler: Lotus' Lotus's plan for the entire human race.]]



* GlamourFailure: The cats around Lotus' house are actually transfigured humans and animals, and they can be recognised as such by their shadows.

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* GlamourFailure: The cats around Lotus' Lotus's house are actually transfigured humans and animals, and they can be recognised as such by their shadows.



* HumansAreSpecial: Lotus' view of the human race; according to her, human beings are the only race in the cosmos that voluntarily make themselves miserable.

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* HumansAreSpecial: Lotus' Lotus's view of the human race; according to her, human beings are the only race in the cosmos that voluntarily make themselves miserable.



* {{Muggles}}: At the beginning of the book, the human race can be classified as either Incogs, Light Cogs, or Cogs: Incogs are classic {{Muggles}} who can't interact with or even notice magic no matter how hard they try. Light Cogs can observe magic without the WeirdnessCensor and even learn to cast the odd spell from time to time, but forget what they saw very quickly; [[BlessedWithSuck plus, they're also prone to suffering from Alzheimer's disease later in life.]] Finally, Cogs are capable of seeing and remembering the supernatural, and can also perform magic following a certain degree of education; however, thanks to [[spoiler: Lotus' influence]], they have trouble remembering spells without easy references.

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* {{Muggles}}: At the beginning of the book, the human race can be classified as either Incogs, Light Cogs, or Cogs: Incogs are classic {{Muggles}} who can't interact with or even notice magic no matter how hard they try. Light Cogs can observe magic without the WeirdnessCensor and even learn to cast the odd spell from time to time, but forget what they saw very quickly; [[BlessedWithSuck plus, they're also prone to suffering from Alzheimer's disease later in life.]] Finally, Cogs are capable of seeing and remembering the supernatural, and can also perform magic following a certain degree of education; however, thanks to [[spoiler: Lotus' Lotus's influence]], they have trouble remembering spells without easy references.
6th Apr '12 7:56:19 AM loriosthanos
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** {{Invisibility}}: [insert color here], but ''only when Monster closes his eyes'']
** LightEmUp: [insert color here], but letting of bright flashes dehydrates him. He has only a handful of uses before he dehydrates himself into unconsciousness.

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** {{Invisibility}}: [insert color here], Golden yellow, but ''only when Monster closes his eyes'']
** LightEmUp: [insert color here], Orange, but letting of off bright flashes dehydrates him. He has only a handful of uses before he dehydrates himself into unconsciousness.



** ShockAndAwe: Golden yellow, but it really ''stings'' to use the lightning.

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** ShockAndAwe: Golden yellow, Gray skin and white hair, but it really ''stings'' to use the lightning.
28th Jul '11 6:45:26 AM Eccentricity
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* BittersweetEnding: Subverted- only ''Monster'' thinks that it's a bittersweet ending. It's actually a straightforward happy ending. Basically, [[spoiler: Lotus is dead, the Stone is free to restore the universe, Judy is no longer troubled by her connection to it, the magical ecology is enjoying a boom, and magic itself has become much more powerful without Lotus draining the energy from the universe. In fact, the haze which stopped {{Muggles}} from noticing or remembering the supernatural has ended, not only giving them a chance to witness and even learn magic, but also allowing magicians more control over their spells.]] The only reason Monster thinks otherwise is because [[spoiler: while he's enjoyed the benefits of the upsurge in magical creatures for him to capture and/or rescue, the fact that magic has become widespread again means that he's no longer indispensable. Plus, he's been forced to kill his girlfriend.]] Then Gracie shows up, asking for a lift...

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* BittersweetEnding: Subverted- only ''Monster'' thinks that it's a bittersweet ending. It's actually a straightforward happy ending. Basically, [[spoiler: Lotus is dead, the Stone is free to restore the universe, Judy is no longer troubled by her connection to it, the magical ecology is enjoying a boom, and magic itself has become much more powerful without Lotus draining the energy from the universe. In fact, the haze which stopped {{Muggles}} from noticing or remembering the supernatural has ended, not only giving them a chance to witness and even learn magic, but also allowing magicians more control over their spells.]] The only reason Monster thinks otherwise is because [[spoiler: while he's enjoyed the benefits of the upsurge in magical creatures for him to capture and/or rescue, the fact that magic has become widespread again means that he's no longer indispensable.indispensable, and he might be out of a job soon. Plus, he's been forced to kill his girlfriend.]] Then Gracie shows up, asking for a lift...
24th Jul '11 10:22:48 PM CaitsMeow
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** LightTheWay: [insert color here], but letting of bright flashes dehydrates him. He has only a handful of uses before he dehydrates himself into unconsciousness.

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** LightTheWay: LightEmUp: [insert color here], but letting of bright flashes dehydrates him. He has only a handful of uses before he dehydrates himself into unconsciousness.
20th May '11 9:17:56 PM Eccentricity
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* GlamourFailure: The cats around Lotus' house are actually transfigured humans and animals, and they can be recognised as such by their shadows.
20th May '11 9:15:55 PM Eccentricity
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* BittersweetEnding: Subverted- only ''Monster'' thinks that it's a bittersweet ending. It's actually a straightforward happy ending. Basically, [[spoiler: Lotus is dead, the Stone is free to restore the universe, Judy is no longer troubled by her connection to it, the magical ecology is enjoying a boom, and magic itself has become much more powerful without Lotus draining the energy from the universe. In fact, the haze which stopped {{Muggles}} from noticing or remembering the supernatural has ended, not only giving them a chance to witness and even learn magic, but also allowing magicians more control over their spells.]] The only reason Monster thinks otherwise is because [[spoiler: while he's enjoyed the benefits of the upsurge in magical creatures for him to capture and/or rescue, the fact that magic has become widespread again means that he's no longer indispensable. Plus, he's been forced to kill his girlfriend.]] Then Gracie shows up, asking for a lift...


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* HumansAreBastards: Monster and Judy's view of the human race.
* HumansAreIdiots: Chester's view of the human race; appart from the nicknames of "monkeys" and "protoplasm," he frequently doubts that human beings can even be classified as sentient.
* HumansAreSpecial: Lotus' view of the human race; according to her, human beings are the only race in the cosmos that voluntarily make themselves miserable.
14th May '11 10:35:41 PM Eccentricity
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* AffablyEvil: Lotus.



* BalefulPolymorph: Used and inverted. Several of the cats in Lotus' house [[spoiler: and, for a short while, Monster]] used to be human, but there are also quite a few of them that used to be other animals; one, in particular used to be a dragon. However, Ed and Ferdinand used to be a horse and a cow before Lotus transformed them into humans to act as henchmen,

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* BalefulPolymorph: Used and inverted. Several of the cats in Lotus' house [[spoiler: and, for a short while, Monster]] used to be human, but there are also quite a few of them that used to be other animals; one, in particular used to be a dragon. However, Ed and Ferdinand used to be a horse and a cow before Lotus transformed them into humans to act as henchmen,henchmen.
** As it happens, this is actually [[spoiler: Lotus' plan for the entire human race.]]


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* TimeAbyss: Lotus.
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