History Literature / OddThomas

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* EarnYourHappyEnding: Pretty much Odd's reason for existing [[spoiler: after Stormy dies. He wants to join her in "service" in the afterlife and feels he won't be able to if he gives up. Also the reason he becomes {{The Determinator}}.]]
17th Oct '17 3:08:03 AM GoblinCipher
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* AlienGeometries
* EldritchAbomination: [[DemBones The Uber-Skeleton]]

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* AlienGeometries
AlienGeometries: The various unnatural creatures are simply ''wrong'' -- they move in an impossible, quasi-mechanical fashion.
* BusmansHoliday: Odd Thomas wants a thoughtful retreat to return to his faith and recover from the previous year and a half without any supernatural shenanigans. He gets a twisted version of his wish, as [[spoiler: the menace he walks right into is ''un''natural, not ''super''natural.]]
* ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve: It requires [[spoiler: an enormous room-sized machine powered by a nuclear reactor]], but it still works.
* EldritchAbomination: [[DemBones The Uber-Skeleton]]Uber-Skeleton]], and, for that matter, Death and even the Floppy.



* GrimReaper: The creature Odd calls "Death."



* [[spoiler: MadScientist]]
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure

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* [[spoiler: MadScientist]]
MadScientist]]/[[spoiler: RealityWarper]]: The motivating force behind the problem.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigureRealityWarpingIsNotAToy: The antagonist learns this the hard way, though [[spoiler: the happy dream he creates is [[UncannyValley pretty chilling]], too.]]
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: The Abbot, the Mother Superior, heck, every authority figure in the book.



* SaintlyChurch

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* SaintlyChurchReligiousHorror: The sub-genre of this book in the series; the horror is [[spoiler: man attempting to duplicate the methods of God.]]
* SaintlyChurch: The abbey [[spoiler: really is all it's cracked up to be.]]



* SnowedIn

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* SnowedInSnowedIn: The reason that the monks can't just evacuate the children.


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* WhatYouAreInTheDark: The creator of the Uber-Skeleton and Death [[spoiler: is completely unaware he's doing it, as he falsely believes he has truly repented.]]
14th Oct '17 3:00:32 PM GoblinCipher
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* BigDamnFireExit: A way out of the Panamint only presents itself at the last minute.


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* TheDeterminator: Unlike the first cheval, Andre absolutely will not give up.
14th Oct '17 2:54:55 PM GoblinCipher
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* IgnoreTheFanservice: Datura is very sure that she can seduce anyone. Odd notes her looks rather clinically and dismisses it as unimportant.

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* HollywoodVoodoo: What little can be understood of Datura's constant torrent of nonsense is a half-understood twisting of Voudoun. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]], in that Datura has just incorporated elements of Voudoun into her schizophrenia.
* IgnoreTheFanservice: Datura is very sure that she can seduce anyone. Odd notes her looks sexiness rather clinically and dismisses it as unimportant.


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* NotUsingTheZWord: "Cheval" is a legitimate term, but Odd never supplies the much more common one.
14th Oct '17 2:50:56 PM GoblinCipher
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* StealthPun: One of Datura's servants is a man named Andre who is repeatedly described as a [[Creator/AndreTheGiant giant]].

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* StealthPun: One of Datura's servants is a man named Andre who is repeatedly described as a [[Creator/AndreTheGiant [[Wrestling/AndreTheGiant giant]].
14th Oct '17 2:50:11 PM GoblinCipher
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* StealthPun: One of Datura's servants is a man named Andre who is repeatedly described as a [[Creator/AndreTheGiant giant]].
14th Oct '17 1:58:06 PM GoblinCipher
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* DeusExMachina: The situation is resolved when [[spoiler: a foreshadowed, but unrelated, mountain lion suddenly kills the villain.]]

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* DeusExMachina: The situation is largely resolved when [[spoiler: a foreshadowed, but unrelated, mountain lion suddenly kills the villain.]]
14th Oct '17 1:51:53 PM GoblinCipher
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* CaptainErsatz: The trading cards that young Odd and Danny exchanged are very reminiscent of the set [[Film/MarsAttacks]] was based on.

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* CaptainErsatz: The trading cards that young Odd and Danny exchanged are very reminiscent of the set [[Film/MarsAttacks]] Film/MarsAttacks was based on.


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* NightmareFetishist: Datura is a dark, dark, DARK example.
14th Oct '17 1:49:33 PM GoblinCipher
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* CaptainErsatz: The trading cards that young Odd and Danny exchanged are very reminiscent of the set [[Film/MarsAttacks]] was based on.
* DeusExMachina: The situation is resolved when [[spoiler: a foreshadowed, but unrelated, mountain lion suddenly kills the villain.]]
* DisabledSnarker: Danny Jessup, largely as a coping mechanism.
14th Oct '17 1:46:05 PM GoblinCipher
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* AuthorVocabularyCalendar: Despite a very working-class background, Odd has the vocabulary and cadences of a college professor and constantly drops fifty-dollar words. Possibly [[JustifiedTrope justified]] by Little Ozzie's influence and, possibly, editing.



* CatsAreMean: Little Ozzie's cat, Terrible Chester, who endeavors to pee on the shoes of everyone he doesn't like. This category includes pretty much everyone in Pico Mundo except Ozzie.



* ComicBookAdaptation: as an OELManga

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* ComicBookAdaptation: as an OELMangaOELManga.



* CatsAreMean: Little Ozzie's cat, Terrible Chester, who endeavors to pee on the shoes of everyone he doesn't like. This category includes pretty much everyone in Pico Mundo except Ozzie.


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* IgnoreTheFanservice: Datura is very sure that she can seduce anyone. Odd notes her looks rather clinically and dismisses it as unimportant.
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