History Literature / Necroscope

2nd Jun '16 2:19:03 PM nombretomado
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* InstantPeopleJustAddWater: It's possible to raise the dead by first reducing their bodies to dust before doing the magic. This seems to be a ShoutOut to HPLovecraft.

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* InstantPeopleJustAddWater: It's possible to raise the dead by first reducing their bodies to dust before doing the magic. This seems to be a ShoutOut to HPLovecraft.Creator/HPLovecraft.
27th Apr '16 3:05:34 PM WillBGood
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It is the 1970s and the UsefulNotes/ColdWar is at its height. Twitchy superpowers are poised to annihilate the other paranoid and twitchy superpower, and [[ApocalypseHow take the world with them]]. You can't get much more screwed than that... [[FromBadToWorse oh wait]], there are also vampires, necromancers and werewolves waiting in the wings to enslave or annihilate humanity (and willing to manipulate those governments to do it). Welcome to the world of ''Necroscope''. From the height of the cold war, into the future the world will be caught a long and drawn out conflict fought by government sponsored Psychics, Espers, and [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits oddly powered individuals]]. The opposition, pretty much the same, but you can also throw in the aforementioned supernatural creatures, a generous selection of mobsters, {{crooked politician}}s, and [[TheMole traitors]]. ''[[SarcasmMode This]]'' [[SarcasmMode will end well]].

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It is the 1970s and the UsefulNotes/ColdWar is at its height. Twitchy superpowers are poised to annihilate the other paranoid and twitchy superpower, and [[ApocalypseHow take the world with them]]. You can't get much more screwed than that... [[FromBadToWorse oh wait]], there are also vampires, necromancers and werewolves waiting in the wings to enslave or annihilate humanity (and willing to manipulate those governments to do it). Welcome to the world of ''Necroscope''. From the height of the cold war, into the future the world will be caught a long and drawn out conflict fought by government sponsored Psychics, Espers, and [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits oddly powered individuals]]. The opposition, pretty much the same, but you can also throw in the aforementioned supernatural creatures, a generous selection of mobsters, {{crooked {{corrupt politician}}s, and [[TheMole traitors]]. ''[[SarcasmMode This]]'' [[SarcasmMode will end well]].traitors]].
1st Mar '16 7:51:37 PM MasoTey
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* InstantPeopleJustAddWater: It's possible to raise the dead by first reducing their bodies to dust before doing the magic. This seems to be a ShoutOut to HPLovecraft.
16th Sep '15 2:14:00 PM Morgenthaler
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->'''[[ArcWords Enter Freely, And Of Your Own Will.]]'''

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->'''[[ArcWords Enter ->'''Enter Freely, And Of Your Own Will.]]'''
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11th Sep '15 9:59:02 AM VenomLancerHae
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* AnyoneCanDie: And how.

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%% * AnyoneCanDie: And how.



* AscendedToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: [[spoiler: Harry's]] ultimate fate.

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* AscendedToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: AscendedToAHigherPlaneOfExistence:
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[[spoiler: Harry's]] ultimate fate.



* BeautyEqualsGoodness: Max Batu (ugly and evil), Ivan Gerenko (ugly and evil), Zek Föener (beautiful and good).

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* BeautyEqualsGoodness: BeautyEqualsGoodness:
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Max Batu (ugly and evil), Ivan Gerenko (ugly and evil), Zek Föener (beautiful and good).



* CrapsackWorld

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%% * CrapsackWorld



* DeusExMachina: The end of ''Necroscope II: Wamphyri!'' where [[spoiler:Harry Keogh saves the day]].

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* DeusExMachina: DeusExMachina:
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The end of ''Necroscope II: Wamphyri!'' where [[spoiler:Harry Keogh saves the day]].



* {{Distant Finale}}/{{Downer Ending}}: [[spoiler: The series as a whole ends with vampires managing to infect a vast proportion of the world's population, including the heroes, but an epilogue shows that after a millennium or so humanity ([[CreatorProvincialism specifically England]]) worked out a genetic cure]].

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* {{Distant Finale}}/{{Downer Ending}}: DistantFinale: [[spoiler: The series as a whole ends with vampires managing to infect a vast proportion of the world's population, including the heroes, but an epilogue shows that after a millennium or so humanity ([[CreatorProvincialism specifically England]]) worked out a genetic cure]].



* HeterosexualLifePartners: Ben Trask and Ian Goodley.

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%% * HeterosexualLifePartners: Ben Trask and Ian Goodley.



* IHateYouVampireDad: The Wamphyri tend to detest their vampire fathers, because they're sadistic and even incestuous.
** Not least because the turning process is essentially rape with a side-order of BodyHorror, or as the luckless Dragosani finds out: [[spoiler: "like sitting on a fountain of acid".]]

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* IHateYouVampireDad: IHateYouVampireDad:
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The Wamphyri tend to detest their vampire fathers, because they're sadistic and even incestuous.
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incestuous. Not least because the turning process is essentially rape with a side-order of BodyHorror, or as the luckless Dragosani finds out: [[spoiler: "like sitting on a fountain of acid".]]



* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Again, too many to count.

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%% * NiceJobBreakingItHero: Again, too many to count.



* OurVampiresAreDifferent: Vampires are symbiotic/parasitic fungi.
** More specifically, they're infected with a kind of symbiotic leech that gives them superpowers and a thirst for blood. It also gives them disturbingly [[BodyHorror metamorphic flesh]] and makes them into total sociopaths. The only way to kill them is fire, beheading, or sunlight.

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* OurVampiresAreDifferent: Vampires are symbiotic/parasitic fungi.
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fungi. More specifically, they're infected with a kind of symbiotic leech that gives them superpowers and a thirst for blood. It also gives them disturbingly [[BodyHorror metamorphic flesh]] and makes them into total sociopaths. The only way to kill them is fire, beheading, or sunlight.



* OurWormholesAreDifferent: Type 3, see trope page for details.

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%% * OurWormholesAreDifferent: Type 3, see trope page for details.



* RedScare.

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%% * RedScare.RedScare



* UsefulNotes/{{Scotland}}: All the standard tropes are invoked and then brutally disemboweled.



* YouCantFightFate: The future is fixed; anything a prognosticator foresees ''will'' happen. The best you can hope for is that you misinterpreted the vision, resulting in a ProphecyTwist. Not only that, if you try to peek at your ''own'' future you are guaranteed to discover that you'll be dead in less than a day.

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* YouCantFightFate: YouCantFightFate:
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The future is fixed; anything a prognosticator foresees ''will'' happen. The best you can hope for is that you misinterpreted the vision, resulting in a ProphecyTwist. Not only that, if you try to peek at your ''own'' future you are guaranteed to discover that you'll be dead in less than a day.
19th Apr '15 10:56:20 PM nombretomado
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''Necroscope'' is a series of ColdWar/[[{{Spy Fiction}} Espionage]]/[[{{Psychic Powers}} ESP]]/{{Vampire}} novels by Brian Lumley.

It is the 1970s and the ColdWar is at its height. Twitchy superpowers are poised to annihilate the other paranoid and twitchy superpower, and [[ApocalypseHow take the world with them]]. You can't get much more screwed than that... [[FromBadToWorse oh wait]], there are also vampires, necromancers and werewolves waiting in the wings to enslave or annihilate humanity (and willing to manipulate those governments to do it). Welcome to the world of ''Necroscope''. From the height of the cold war, into the future the world will be caught a long and drawn out conflict fought by government sponsored Psychics, Espers, and [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits oddly powered individuals]]. The opposition, pretty much the same, but you can also throw in the aforementioned supernatural creatures, a generous selection of mobsters, {{crooked politician}}s, and [[TheMole traitors]]. ''[[SarcasmMode This]]'' [[SarcasmMode will end well]].

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''Necroscope'' is a series of ColdWar/[[{{Spy UsefulNotes/ColdWar/[[{{Spy Fiction}} Espionage]]/[[{{Psychic Powers}} ESP]]/{{Vampire}} novels by Brian Lumley.

It is the 1970s and the ColdWar UsefulNotes/ColdWar is at its height. Twitchy superpowers are poised to annihilate the other paranoid and twitchy superpower, and [[ApocalypseHow take the world with them]]. You can't get much more screwed than that... [[FromBadToWorse oh wait]], there are also vampires, necromancers and werewolves waiting in the wings to enslave or annihilate humanity (and willing to manipulate those governments to do it). Welcome to the world of ''Necroscope''. From the height of the cold war, into the future the world will be caught a long and drawn out conflict fought by government sponsored Psychics, Espers, and [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits oddly powered individuals]]. The opposition, pretty much the same, but you can also throw in the aforementioned supernatural creatures, a generous selection of mobsters, {{crooked politician}}s, and [[TheMole traitors]]. ''[[SarcasmMode This]]'' [[SarcasmMode will end well]].
11th Oct '14 4:07:54 AM Borjigin
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* Kleptomaniac Hero: Harry does an awful lot of stealing, mostly of weapons.
29th Aug '13 11:28:19 PM DriftingSkies
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* SealedEvilInACan: Once per book. From a werewolf encased in amber and resin for hundreds of years, to a Vampire Ice-Alcatraz (which the heroes melt [[hottip:*:They do this to kill off one Vampire menace, and by doing so release a whole new one of even more evil, and worse, competent ones; [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Nice Job Melting It]]).

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* SealedEvilInACan: Once per book. From a werewolf encased in amber and resin for hundreds of years, to a Vampire Ice-Alcatraz (which the heroes melt [[hottip:*:They [[note]]They do this to kill off one Vampire menace, and by doing so release a whole new one of even more evil, and worse, competent ones; [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Nice Job Melting It]]).It]][[/note]]).
15th Aug '13 11:03:42 PM Paireon
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* AlwaysChaoticEvil: Vampires = bad guys, always. Unless you have PlotArmor of course, even then...

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* AlwaysChaoticEvil: Vampires = bad guys, always. Unless you have PlotArmor of course, but even then...



* CosmicHorrorStory: Oh yeah.

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* CosmicHorrorStory: Oh yeah. Ironically, this series is closer to the trope in spirit than the majority of Lumley's CthulhuMythos-related work.



* LovecraftianSuperpower: True Wamphyri can reshape flesh and bones (both theirs and others') like Play-Doh. [[BodyHorror And they're both very imaginative and very sadistic]].



* SealedEvilInACan: Once per book. From a werewolf encased in amber and resin for hundreds of years, to a Vampire Ice-Alcatraz (which the heroes melt [[hottip:*:They do this to kill off one Vampire menace, and by doing so release a whole new one of even more evil, and worse, competent ones, [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Nice Job Melting It]]]]).

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* SealedEvilInACan: Once per book. From a werewolf encased in amber and resin for hundreds of years, to a Vampire Ice-Alcatraz (which the heroes melt [[hottip:*:They do this to kill off one Vampire menace, and by doing so release a whole new one of even more evil, and worse, competent ones, ones; [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Nice Job Melting It]]]]).It]]).
28th May '13 8:37:59 PM nombretomado
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* BonnieScotland: All the standard tropes are invoked and then brutally disemboweled.


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* UsefulNotes/{{Scotland}}: All the standard tropes are invoked and then brutally disemboweled.
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