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14th Feb '16 3:09:56 PM GhostLad
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* PsychicNosebleeds: Isaac's [[spoiler:slake-moth trap]] causes 155 of these in various thaumaturgists and sensitives around the city. Two of these actually prove fatal.




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* [[YankTheDogsChain Yank The Dog's Chain]]: For Isaac, and Derkhan to a lesser extent: [[spoiler: After being thought dead, Lin is revealed to be mutilated but alive! Then a slake-moth starts eating her. But wait, Yagharek rescued her in time and she's still conscious! Except Lin's still suffered permanent damage to the point where she can't even feed herself.]]
5th Nov '15 8:01:32 PM Sharlee
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* MeaningfulName: Turns out to be the case with Jack Half-A-Prayer, who [[spoiler: was Remade with a giant praying mantis claw in place of one hand.]]
4th Oct '15 3:33:21 AM ChairmanKusem
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** [[spoiler: Yagharek's transformation via self mutilation into a "man"]] at the very end of the book.


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* SwappedRoles: By the end of the book [[spoiler: Yagharek and Isaac, Derkhan and whats left of Lin, have an interesting one. Isaac and company are now Nomads. Where Yagharek has found a home.]]


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* WalkingTheEarth: Essentially what Yagharek spends much of his time doing, since he was banished from his original home. [[spoiler: The Fate of Isaac, Derkhan and (whats left of) Lin by the end of the book.]]
4th Oct '15 3:18:34 AM ChairmanKusem
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* ConfusionFu: The Weaver's fighting style is lighting quick, transdimensional, and most dangerous of all, given the Weavers erratic personality, 'utterly' unpredictable.


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*DisabilitySuperpower: 'Brutally' Subverted with [[spoiler: Lin at the end. She becomes essentially mentally disabled. At one point, she spits out some of the material that she secretes to make her art. Leading the reader to assume she may have kept her advanced artistic capabilities...But the material splats on the ground. She lost even that.]]


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**Shankell, or the few times when its described, anyway, has a sort of Middle Eastern feel to it.


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**Also applies heavily to the Weaver. as he can literally shift through time and space to deliver crushing attacks. He's more than capable of fighting multiple Slake Moths at once. Something [[spoiler: even the minions of hell refused to try]]
22nd Jul '15 7:04:08 AM Temmere
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* SuperToughness: As if the slake-moths weren't dangerous enough already, they also partially exist on multiple planes of existence, meaning that one must either attack them on multiple planes [[spoiler:(which the Weaver is capable of doing, but unfortunately is too heavily outnumbered to take advantage of)]] or deal an extraordinary amount of damage on this one.

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* SuperToughness: As if the slake-moths weren't dangerous enough already, they also partially exist on multiple planes of existence, meaning that one must either attack them on multiple planes [[spoiler:(which the Weaver is capable of doing, but unfortunately is it's too heavily outnumbered to take advantage of)]] or deal an extraordinary amount of damage on this one.
8th Jun '15 10:21:49 AM Eliphas8
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* AcidTripDimension: The Worldweave as glimpsed by the Weaver's passengers.
* ActionGirl: Averted. Derkhan is easily the most incompetent of the entire team, and also prone to bouts of hysteria. [[WildMassGuessing This must have been intentional]], as Mieville himself has said in interviews he's bound to deconstruct the usual tropes of fantastic fiction, and readers usually expect [[XenaWarriorPrincess Xena]]-like badassery from a woman who admitted to be a ButchLesbian.
** Derkhan's not that useful in a fight, but she's good at sneaking around. Pretty much any time she's needed to venture out in public to fetch something for The Team, she gets it safely.

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* AcidTripDimension: The Worldweave as glimpsed by the Weaver's passengers.
* ActionGirl: Averted. Derkhan is easily the most incompetent of the entire team, and also prone to bouts of hysteria. [[WildMassGuessing This must have been intentional]], as Mieville himself has said in interviews he's bound to deconstruct the usual tropes of fantastic fiction, and readers usually expect [[XenaWarriorPrincess Xena]]-like badassery from a woman who admitted to be a ButchLesbian.
** Derkhan's not that useful in a fight, but she's good at sneaking around. Pretty much any time she's needed to venture out in public to fetch something for The Team, she gets it safely.
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17th May '15 9:42:24 AM morenohijazo
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* HypnosisProofDogs: Sincerity the badger doesn't seem to be affected by the slake-moth's hypnotic wings. Justified because the moths feed exclusively on sentient victims, so would never ''need'' to hypnotize animals.
1st Mar '15 5:07:54 AM SeptimusHeap
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** The professional adventurers are described as "grave-robbers" and only in it for "[[DungeonsAndDragons gold and experience]]."

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** The professional adventurers are described as "grave-robbers" and only in it for "[[DungeonsAndDragons "[[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons gold and experience]]."
11th Feb '15 11:57:45 AM CountDorku
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* DevelopingDoomedCharacters: The breakdown is roughly one-third character development, two-thirds soul-eating horrors on the rampage. [[spoiler:Not all of the characters are doomed, but enough are that it's probably best not to get attached.]]
18th Jan '15 2:01:37 PM Temmere
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* NoSell: [[spoiler:The slake-moths' most terrifying ability is their hypnotic wings, but the Construct Council isn't even slightly affected by them.]]
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