History Literature / Phantoms

5th Dec '15 12:50:42 PM morenohijazo
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* EatBrainForMemories: A gigantic protoplasmic monster consumes human beings and absorbs their memories from their brains.
11th Nov '15 8:00:40 AM Morgenthaler
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* FiveManBand:
** TheHero - Sheriff Hammond.
** TheLancer - Tal Whitman.
** TheSmartGuy (well, gal actually) - Doctor Jennifer Paige.
** TheBigGuy - Gordy Brogan.
** TheChick - Lisa Paige (somewhat justified in that she's only fourteen).
11th Aug '15 4:27:39 AM Morgenthaler
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It was made into a film starring Peter O'Toole. And Ben Affleck. [[Film/JayAndSilentBobStrikeBack Who was the bomb in this film.]]

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It was made into a film starring Peter O'Toole. And Ben Affleck.Creator/PeterOToole, Creator/RoseMcGowan, and Creator/BenAffleck. [[Film/JayAndSilentBobStrikeBack Who was the bomb in this film.]]
30th May '15 3:04:42 PM ShinyTsukkomi
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* {{Expy}}: The Ancient Enemy is a shape-shifting, sewer-dwelling, trash-talking EldritchAbomination, not unlike [[{{IT}} a certain iconic Stephen King villain]].

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* {{Expy}}: The Ancient Enemy is a shape-shifting, sewer-dwelling, trash-talking EldritchAbomination, not unlike [[{{IT}} [[Literature/{{IT}} a certain iconic Stephen King villain]].
28th May '15 8:39:16 PM PaulA
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* DawsonCasting: Lisa's age is never specified in the movie (she's 14 in the novel) but is implied to be at least 17 or 18 years old. She was played by Rose McGowan who was 25 when the movie was made.
* EldritchAbomination: The Ancient Enemy.

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* DawsonCasting: Lisa's age is never specified in the movie (she's 14 in the novel) but is implied to be at least 17 or 18 years old. She was played by Rose McGowan [=Rose McGowan=] who was 25 when the movie was made.
* EldritchAbomination: The Ancient Enemy.Enemy, made all the more creepy from the seemingly plausible explanation for its existence and biology.


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* TimeDissonance: The Ancient Enemy perceives time really quickly, after having been around for millions of years, and the lifespan of a human is extremely brief and insignificant to it.
17th May '15 7:29:31 AM lolface123
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*AnimalisticAbomination: The monster can choose any shape to hunt down it's victims. A giant moth is one of them.


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*HumanoidAbomination: The human-derived "phantoms" are this by default.
22nd Jan '15 12:44:44 PM asimons04
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* HumansAreBastards: The novel states that The Ancient Enemy predates humans and the concept of the Devil and demons. It goes further to state that the creature fed on humans, gained their memories and intelligence, and became evil ''because'' of human nature. Hence, the real devil is us.
* InfantImmortality: Averted.
22nd Jan '15 12:36:56 PM asimons04
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* BackFromTheDead: Stu Wargle, Copperfield (in the film adaptation), and anybody else The Ancient Enemy wants to use to demoralize or terrorize the protagonists with.
22nd Jan '15 12:31:51 PM asimons04
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* GunsAreWorthless: Since the EldritchAbomination has no major organs to disrupt, guns don't do a whole lot of good. Somewhat averted in the movie since instead of sprayers, the protagonists use impact delivery darts to deliver the bacterial agent that kills the BigBad.
22nd Jan '15 12:23:12 PM asimons04
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* DarkerAndEdgier: The novel is ''far'' more gory than the film adaptation.



* HeroicBSOD: Gordy in the novel. Immediately leads to his CuriosityKilledTheCast.

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* HeroicBSOD: Gordy Brogan in the novel. Immediately leads to his CuriosityKilledTheCast.
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