History Literature / MonsterHunterInternational

15th Apr '18 12:58:11 PM raze1138
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* ''Monster Hunter Memoirs: Grunge'' is the first of three or more MHI novels written by Creator/JohnRingo with help from Correia, in the form of the memoirs of a hunter from TheEighties operating in Washington state, and later in [[TheBigEasy New Orleans]]. ''Grunge'' was released in August 2016, ''Monster Hunter Memoirs: Sinners'' in December 2016, and as of the new year the date for ''Monster Hunter Memoirs: Saints'' has yet to be determined.

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* ''Monster Hunter Memoirs: Grunge'' is the first of three or more MHI novels written by Creator/JohnRingo with help from Correia, in the form of the memoirs of a hunter from TheEighties operating in Washington state, and later in [[TheBigEasy New Orleans]]. ''Grunge'' was released in August 2016, ''Monster Hunter Memoirs: Sinners'' in December 2016, and as of the new year the date for ''Monster Hunter Memoirs: Saints'' has yet to be determined.in July 2018.
27th Mar '18 5:15:25 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* NeverFoundTheBody: GenreSavvy readers probably guessed that [[spoiler: Edward's]] HeroicSacrifice would turn out to be an OffscreenMomentOfAwesome instead.

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* NeverFoundTheBody: GenreSavvy readers Readers probably guessed that [[spoiler: Edward's]] HeroicSacrifice would turn out to be an OffscreenMomentOfAwesome instead.
11th Mar '18 5:55:10 PM Prometheus117
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* AdaptationalBadass: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asag Asag]] in Sumerian mythology is an extremely powerful demon whose mere presence can cause rivers to boil. ''Siege'' turns him [[spoiler:into a ManipulativeBastard who's been planning the downfall of the human race for 40,000 years and scheming against the various other god-like entities of the series (including [[{{God}} the G-Man himself]]) to make it happen. He's also the first BigBad to actually come out [[PyrrhicVictory pretty well off]] against the heroes]].


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* HistoricalBadassUpgrade: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asag Asag]] in Sumerian mythology is an extremely powerful demon whose mere presence can cause rivers to boil. ''Siege'' turns him [[spoiler:into a ManipulativeBastard who's been planning the downfall of the human race for 40,000 years and scheming against the various other god-like entities of the series (including [[{{God}} the G-Man himself]]) to make it happen. He's also the first BigBad to actually come out [[PyrrhicVictory pretty well off]] against the heroes]].
11th Mar '18 2:21:50 PM Prometheus117
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!!Monster Hunter Siege adds the following tropes:
* AdaptationalBadass: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asag Asag]] in Sumerian mythology is an extremely powerful demon whose mere presence can cause rivers to boil. ''Siege'' turns him [[spoiler:into a ManipulativeBastard who's been planning the downfall of the human race for 40,000 years and scheming against the various other god-like entities of the series (including [[{{God}} the G-Man himself]]) to make it happen. He's also the first BigBad to actually come out [[PyrrhicVictory pretty well off]] against the heroes]].
* BigBad: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asag Asag]], the mysterious being who has been watching over and manipulating the events of the previous books ever since the death of the Dread Overlord in ''Vendetta''.
* BigRedDevil: Asag's [[TheDragon Dragon]] fits the bill, described as a huge, red-skinned demon with wings and [[ThirdEye three eyes]]. [[spoiler:He also killed Bubba Shackleford in the past]].
* DeadAllAlong: [[spoiler:Lococo shows up in the Nightmare Realm to help Owen save the other Hunters, even getting a few philosophical talks and bonding moments with Owen, but vanishes once they finally attack the Fey fortress where they're being held. [=VanZant=] then confusedly tells Owen Lococo died fighting TheWildHunt after he tells them this and they buried him themselves. As it turns out, "Lococo" was actually [[DemonicPossession Asag using his corpse]], all for the purpose of getting to know Owen better]].
* DemonicPossession: [[spoiler:Asag uses Lococo's body to trick Owen into trusting him. In a twist though, Lococo was already dead when Asag got to him; he just put on the corpse]].
* EldritchLocation: The Nightmare Realm gets a lot more focus after what little was seen in ''Legion'', described by Owen as looking like a patchwork of different environments connected together. It also responds to the thoughts and emotions of its victims, shifting itself to meet their worst fears [[spoiler:and in the case of extremely powerful beings like Asag and Owen, it will even conform to their desires]].
* IHaveYourWife: [[spoiler:Asag threatens Owen that he will kidnap his newly-born son if he doesn't kill himself]].
* MadGod: Asag describes himself as a being of pure Chaos and Disorder who wants nothing short of the complete annihilation of Earth and all life on it ''at least'', with the whole universe on the table. His words to Owen indicate this isn't the first dimension he's wanted to destroy either.
-->''"Your world is based on rules. For actions. there are consequences. For a stimulus, a response. For each sin, a punishment. How very stifling. It is because you obey that I loathe you. [...] There are hundreds of supernatural creatures and millions of your fellow humans with schemes to destroy everything. Occasionally, one of them finds their way to me, and for one glorious moment, they become truly free. Only the rest of you blind cowards rush to stifle them. I would free all from their bonds. I let them spread their wings and fly. I am the randomness in your system. I am Disorder. [...] Life is a symptom, nothing more. The universe desires entropy. Rules disgust me, down to the molecular level. I would undo them all. Even the gods must die. In time I would disband all cohesion. What has been created can be undone."''
* ManipulativeBastard: [[spoiler:Asag, all the way. He even went so far as to [[DemonicPossession take on Lococo's dead body]] and impersonate him just to get Owen to trust him, and it worked like a charm]].
-->''We had been expecting Fenrir and had gotten Loki instead.''
* PyrrhicVictory: [[spoiler:Sure, Owen saves the lost Hunters in the Nightmare Realm, sets Asag back, and the Hunters even drop a nuke on the City of Monsters, but Asag is still at large and barely concerned about the losses, Jason Lococo is still dead, and Asag makes it clear he will take Owen's son, if he hasn't already]].
* SatanicArchetype: Asag would be {{Satan}} outright if Old Scratch wasn't already confirmed to exist [[EvilVersusEvil and against him]].
* StoryboardingTheApocalypse: Asag [[spoiler:wearing Lococo's form]] gives Owen a very long speech about [[OmnicidalManiac what he desires most]] while showing him mental images of it happening, culminating in ''the world disintegrating''.
-->''"Isn't it beautiful?"''
* VillainousRescue: [[spoiler:Asag rescues Owen from TheWildHunt, but not out of mercy. It's more because [[KillSteal he wants to be the one to do it]] and [[VillainTakesAnInterest Owen interests him too much to let anyone do it before he decides too]]]].
* TheWildHunt: One such patrol is trapped in the Nightmare Realm, where they hunt the other prisoners for sport, such as Monster Hunters. [[spoiler:But even they're scared shitless of Asag once they realize who he is, and he [[CurbStompBattle slaughters them all without batting an eye]] upon deciding he's done letting them play around]].
18th Oct '17 6:10:03 PM sagar
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* ''The Monster Hunter Files'' is a short-story anthology by various authors in the MHI-verse, including Creator/JimButcher, Creator/JohnRingo, Creator/JohnCWright, Sarah Hoyt, and Jody Lynn Nye.



* BroughtDownToNormal: [[spoiler: Earl Harbinger]] is temporarily turned human by the MacGuffin, though [[BroughtDownToBadass He still kills werewolves without too much trouble]].

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* BroughtDownToNormal: BroughtDownToNormal / BroughtDownToBadass: [[spoiler: Earl Harbinger]] is temporarily turned human by the MacGuffin, though [[BroughtDownToBadass MacGuffin. He ''retains'' decades' worth of combat skills and is still kills more than capable of killing werewolves without too much trouble]].trouble.
25th Sep '17 6:48:47 AM starjammer05
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** One of the hunter team patches is a [[Webcomic/SluggyFreelance mini-lop bunny armed with a switchblade.]] Another has WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack as a logo.

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** One of the hunter team patches is a [[Webcomic/SluggyFreelance mini-lop bunny armed with a switchblade.]] Also, Owen learns the value of emergency pants.
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Another has WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack as a logo.
25th Sep '17 6:46:37 AM starjammer05
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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Management, who is extremely materialistic, but good-natured and eager to help with the crisis in any way he can [[spoiler: despite the fact that he's a dragon.]]

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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Management, who is extremely materialistic, but good-natured and eager to help with the crisis in any way he can [[spoiler: despite the fact that he's a dragon.]]]] When he asks Owen to keep his secret, Owen is sure the "or else" will be a threat to eat him. Instead, Management asks Owen to sign a NDA with stiff financial penalties. Owen deems that very fair.
24th Sep '17 11:59:24 AM SasquatchJim
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* BadassBystander: The random civilian who opens fire on a gargoyle with a [[{{BFG}} .458 Winchester Magnum rifle]], distracting it and saving Owen's life.
4th Sep '17 3:39:50 PM SasquatchJim
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** Also appears in ''Monster Hunter Nemesis'', in reference to [[spoiler: the military training Franks has received. Given that he's a nigh-unstoppable killing machine who first served under '''George Washington''', he's been trained in ''everything'' the military can offer.]]
4th Sep '17 3:38:03 PM SasquatchJim
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** On the MCB side, Franks is definitely this.
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