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8th Jun '16 5:01:44 AM Morgenthaler
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* AxCrazy: The Chiropractor.
* ActionSurvivor: Mia.

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* %%* AxCrazy: The Chiropractor.
* %%* ActionSurvivor: Mia.



* AndIMustScream:[[spoiler: Frankie.]]

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* %%* AndIMustScream:[[spoiler: Frankie.]]



* ChaseScene: One of the few upbeat sections of the novel, in fact.

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* %%* ChaseScene: One of the few upbeat sections of the novel, in fact.



* CyberPunk: A subtle near-future example.

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* FateWorseThanDeath [[spoiler: Tom and his family, by the end (Frankie especially).]]
* FightingFromTheInside: [[AvertedTrope Averted]].

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* %%* FateWorseThanDeath [[spoiler: Tom and his family, by the end (Frankie especially).]]
* %%* FightingFromTheInside: [[AvertedTrope Averted]].



* GovernmentConspiracy

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* MadScientist: [[spoiler:Neil, obviously.]]
* MindControlDevice: Nicknamed "Mary".

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* %%* MadScientist: [[spoiler:Neil, obviously.]]
* %%* MindControlDevice: Nicknamed "Mary".



* NietzscheWannabe: Neil.
* OutWithABang: [[spoiler:Samantha Logan.]]
* SerialKiller: The Chiropractor.

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* %%* NietzscheWannabe: Neil.
* %%* OutWithABang: [[spoiler:Samantha Logan.]]
* %%* SerialKiller: The Chiropractor.



* SlidingScaleOfFreeWillVsFate: A definite type 0.

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* %%* SlidingScaleOfFreeWillVsFate: A definite type 0.



* StraightGay: Mia.

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* %%* StraightGay: Mia.
20th Mar '14 4:04:43 AM Albertosaurus
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* TheMole: [[spoiler:Samantha Logan,]] who reveals herself in a truly unsettling scene.

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* TheMole: [[spoiler:Samantha Logan,]] who reveals herself is revealed in a truly unsettling scene.
24th Nov '13 3:52:03 PM noobnubcakes
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15th Aug '13 12:53:40 AM Albertosaurus
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* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic: Thomas ''Bible''? His unusual surname is {{Lampshaded}} but it's not clear if it's meant to signify anything.
1st Jun '13 9:00:54 AM Zubon
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* BlueAndOrangeMorality: Without free will, there is no morality.

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* BlueAndOrangeMorality: Without free will, there is no morality. Neil demonstrates.



* CosmicHorrorStory: Like {{Literature/Blindsight}} without the need for aliens to further the argument that consciousness is an inefficient illusion.

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* CosmicHorrorStory: Like {{Literature/Blindsight}} without the need for aliens to further the argument that consciousness with The Argument instead of aliens. There is an inefficient illusion.no Counterargument.



* ElectricInstantGratification: The pornstar near the start, [[spoiler:later Tom & his wife. (Unwillingly...)]]

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* ElectricInstantGratification: The pornstar porn star near the start, [[spoiler:later Tom & his wife. (Unwillingly...)]]



* LukeIAmYourFather: [[spoiler: Neil Cassidy is revealed to be Frankie's father.]]

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* LukeIAmYourFather: [[spoiler: Neil Cassidy is revealed claims to be Frankie's father.]]



* ShownTheirWork: Tom's speeches about neurology and psychology. Mostly justified in-story as they are dealing with a killer who literally [[MindControl mind controls]] people, but sometimes Tom suddenly goes off on yet another rant about psychology when that scene could have done without it.

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* ShownTheirWork: Tom's speeches about neurology and psychology. Mostly justified in-story as they are dealing with a killer who literally [[MindControl mind controls]] {{MindControl}}s people, but sometimes Tom suddenly goes off on yet another rant about psychology when that scene could have done without it.


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* TitleDrop: TheMole is a "neuropath."
31st May '13 7:56:13 PM Zubon
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* BlueAndOrangeMorality: Without free will, there is no morality.



* CosmicHorrorStory: Like Literature/Blindsight without the need for aliens to further the argument that consciousness is an inefficient illusion.

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* CosmicHorrorStory: Like Literature/Blindsight {{Literature/Blindsight}} without the need for aliens to further the argument that consciousness is an inefficient illusion.
31st May '13 7:53:10 PM Zubon
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* CosmicHorrorStory: Like Literature/Blindsight without the need for aliens to further the argument that consciousness is an inefficient illusion.
4th Apr '13 4:49:54 PM Peteman
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* FightingFromTheInside: [[AvertedTrope Averted]] '''hard.'''

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* FightingFromTheInside: [[AvertedTrope Averted]] '''hard.'''Averted]].
26th Mar '13 2:52:15 PM Xtifr
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''Neuropath'' (2008) is a [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture near-future]] TechnoThriller by R. Scott Bakker, better known as the author of ''SecondApocalypse''.

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''Neuropath'' (2008) is a [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture near-future]] TechnoThriller by R. Scott Bakker, better known as the author of ''SecondApocalypse''.
''Literature/SecondApocalypse''.
26th Mar '13 2:51:58 PM Xtifr
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->''You are not what you think you are.''

''Neuropath'' (2008) is a [[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture near-future]] TechnoThriller by R. Scott Bakker, better known as the author of ''SecondApocalypse''.

Professor of psychology Thomas Bible's life is turned upside down when the FBI arrives on his doorstep with reports of murders and gruesome experiments. The prime suspect is Tom's old college buddy Neil Cassidy, who has set out to prove a philosophical argument in [[NightmareFuel the most shocking way possible...]]
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!! Provides examples of:

* AxCrazy: The Chiropractor.
* ActionSurvivor: Mia.
* AllForNothing: [[spoiler: Just about every bad thing the protagonist didn't want to happen, happened.]]
* AndIMustScream:[[spoiler: Frankie.]]
* AnimalsLackAttributes: Very explicitly averted when Tom's dog rolls over and exposes his genitals. Agent Gerard finds it hilarious and says it's so big it should get its own website. Then makes up some domain names. ("www.dog-got-a-bone.com")
* BigNo: Thomas, right before [[spoiler: Mia slams his SUV into the NYPD patrol car.]]
* ChaseScene: One of the few upbeat sections of the novel, in fact.
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: The serial killer known as the Chiropractor rips out his victims' spinal columns. This happens to one character [[spoiler: (Neil)]] while he is paralyzed but still fully conscious.
* CyberPunk: A subtle near-future example.
* DespairEventHorizon: [[spoiler: The protagonist crosses it several times, because of Neil's MindRape.]]
* ElectricInstantGratification: The pornstar near the start, [[spoiler:later Tom & his wife. (Unwillingly...)]]
* EmotionSuppression: This happens to [[spoiler: Neil, and eventually Thomas and Nora.]]
* FateWorseThanDeath [[spoiler: Tom and his family, by the end (Frankie especially).]]
* FightingFromTheInside: [[AvertedTrope Averted]] '''hard.'''
* GoMadFromTheRevelation: [[spoiler: Everybody who has come into contact with enough neuroscience suffers this at some point, although Neil takes it to extremes (though he didn't seem very nice beforehand).]]
* GovernmentConspiracy
* InherentInTheSystem: Every system, be it politics, biology, or the values on which we base our lives, is basically depicted as a complete sham.
* LukeIAmYourFather: [[spoiler: Neil Cassidy is revealed to be Frankie's father.]]
* MadScientist: [[spoiler:Neil, obviously.]]
* MindControlDevice: Nicknamed "Mary".
* MindRape: The most horrendously extreme MindRape happens to [[spoiler: Neil's victims, and quite possibly ''the audience'' experience this. ]]
** In this near future, the NSA neurologists routinely MindRape suspected terrorists as interrogation.
* TheMole: [[spoiler:Samantha Logan,]] who reveals herself in a truly unsettling scene.
* MrExposition: Tom, rather irritatingly in places.
* NietzscheWannabe: Neil.
* OutWithABang: [[spoiler:Samantha Logan.]]
* SerialKiller: The Chiropractor.
* ShownTheirWork: Tom's speeches about neurology and psychology. Mostly justified in-story as they are dealing with a killer who literally [[MindControl mind controls]] people, but sometimes Tom suddenly goes off on yet another rant about psychology when that scene could have done without it.
* SlidingScaleOfFreeWillVsFate: A definite type 0.
* SquishyWizard: Having absolute power over people's minds surely qualifies [[spoiler: Neil]] for this.
* StealthPun: Neuropath. What's a related word to 'neuro-'?'''Psycho-'.''
* StraightGay: Mia.
* TapOnTheHead: [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]]: Tom notes that the guard he and Mia knocked out needs serious medical attention.
* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: The year in which the novel takes place is never stated, but 2010 is mentioned as a year gone by (The novel was published in 2008).
* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic: Thomas ''Bible''? His unusual surname is {{Lampshaded}} but it's not clear if it's meant to signify anything.
* WorldHalfEmpty: Judging by news reports, most of the world seems to have gone to hell.
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