History Literature / Patternist

30th Jun '17 4:12:34 AM Derkhan
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* EldritchAbomination: Doro. He's an ancient psychic predator that eats people's minds and steals their bodies. He can sense other psychics, and it's his life's work to track them down for his selective breeding program. The only morality he follows is "Obey me," and he won't think twice about devouring anyone, ANYONE who crosses him or tries to escape him.

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Doro. He's an ancient psychic predator that eats people's minds and steals their bodies. He can sense other psychics, and it's his life's work to track them down for his selective breeding program. The only morality he follows is "Obey me," and he won't think twice about devouring anyone, ANYONE who crosses him or tries to escape him.



* GrandTheftMe: Doro does this by ''devouring the host's mind'', and abandons the old body to die. Mary's the only one who's ever been able to stop him, and Doro can't even stop himself from switching bodies if he's badly injured or frightened. People who have known him long enough can identify him in any body.

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Doro does this by ''devouring the host's mind'', and abandons the old body to die. Mary's the only one who's ever been able to stop him, and Doro can't even stop himself from switching bodies if he's badly injured or frightened. People who have known him long enough can identify him in any body.
24th Jun '17 7:58:11 AM Derkhan
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* SexShifter: Especially shown in ''Wild Seed''. Immortal healer Anyanwu is able to change her body at will, which not only includes shapeshifting into animals but also changing sex. The change is so complete, she can even sire children when in a male body, although they're only girls unless she copies the DNA of another male, in which case the resulting sons will be genetically that other man's rather than Anyanwu's. Most of the time, Anyanwu uses that ability to hide from witch hunters.
3rd Jun '17 11:34:01 AM Derkhan
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The series originally consisted of five books, but the third (''Survivor'') was disliked by the author and not reprinted. The remaining four have been republished in the ''Seed to Harvest'' omnibus, containing the books ''Wild Seed'', ''Mind of My Mind'', ''Clay's Ark'', and ''Patternmaster,'' in series-chronological order, though ''Patternmaster'' was written first.

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The series originally consisted of five books, but the third (''Survivor'') (''Survivor'', published 1978) was disliked by the author and not reprinted. The remaining four have been republished in the ''Seed to Harvest'' (2007) omnibus, containing the books ''Wild Seed'', Seed'' (1980), ''Mind of My Mind'', Mind'' (1977), ''Clay's Ark'', Ark'' (1984), and ''Patternmaster,'' in series-chronological order, though ''Patternmaster'' was written first.(1076), in series-chronological order rather than publishing order.
3rd Jun '17 11:29:14 AM Derkhan
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[[caption-width-right:300:Cover image of one edition of ''Wild Seed''.]]
27th Jan '17 1:12:59 PM Teakay
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* WhatTheHellHero: "Anyanwu! Does that white skin cover your eyes too?"
25th Oct '16 8:33:28 AM tesseract732
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* BiTheWay: Amber, a healer in Patternmaster, is in love with a man. She's loved women before.


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* KlingonPromotion: Psychics in Patternmaster are potentially immortal, so transfers of power tend to happen by Klingon promotion.
7th Sep '16 1:04:17 AM PaulA
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Also called the ''Patternmaster'' series, the Patternist series is a science fiction series written by OctaviaButler. The series spans the appearance and rise of powerful psychics among the human race as well as the invasion of the Clayark aliens.

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Also The ''Patternist'' series, also called the ''Patternmaster'' series, the Patternist series is a science fiction series written by OctaviaButler.Creator/OctaviaButler. The series spans the appearance and rise of powerful psychics among the human race as well as the invasion of the Clayark aliens.
21st Jul '16 3:36:59 PM RazorSmile
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* {{Biomanipulation}}: Anyanwu is a healer but, as she gained experience, she learned to heal others and transform into various animal forms.

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* {{Biomanipulation}}: {{Biomancy}}: Anyanwu is a healer but, as she gained experience, she learned to heal others and transform into various animal forms.
16th May '16 7:13:32 PM tesseract732
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* TheVirus: The alien disease brought back to Earth on the spaceship Clay's Ark. The victims and their descendents become the bestial [[WasOnceAMan "Clayark's"]].

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* TheVirus: The alien disease brought back to Earth on the spaceship Clay's Ark. The victims and their descendents become the bestial [[WasOnceAMan "Clayark's"]]."Clayarks"]].
16th May '16 7:07:49 PM tesseract732
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* HealingFactor: Anyanwu has this power.


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* PowerIncontinence: Many psychics never learn how to turn off hearing the thoughts of others. The resulting voices in their head drive them insane.
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