History Literature / RedSeasUnderRedSkies

9th Oct '15 4:18:49 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* GlowingEyesOfDoom: Requin achieves this effect by wearing eyeglasses that glow.

* ICallItVera: The Wicked Sisters
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* ICallItVera: The Jean's still got the Wicked Sisters
9th Oct '15 4:17:39 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* EvenEvilHasStandards: Locke admits the game of HumanChess in Salon Corbeau where the piece-actors are routinely beaten, sometimes to death, and subject to all kinds of misery is too evil to be practiced by anyone else and harshly punished by law even in Camorr or Tal Verrar. If something is '''''too evil''''' for the [[EvilChancellor ruthless tyrants]] or [[TheDon mob bosses]] in said places, you know it crossed the MoralEventHorizon. * GenderIsNoObject: The tradition of the Twelve Gods ''requires'' at least one woman per ship, preferably an officer.
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* EvenEvilHasStandards: Locke admits that even {{Wretched Hive}}s like Camorr or Tal Verrar would not allow the game of HumanChess in Salon Corbeau Corbeau, where the piece-actors are routinely beaten, sometimes to death, and subject to all kinds of misery is too evil to be practiced by anyone else and harshly punished by law even in Camorr or Tal Verrar. If something is '''''too evil''''' for the [[EvilChancellor ruthless tyrants]] or [[TheDon mob bosses]] in said places, you know it crossed the MoralEventHorizon. death. * GenderIsNoObject: The As with other Gentleman Bastard books, women are just as likely to be found in traditionally masculine roles like fighting and ship captaining. In fact, the tradition of the Twelve Gods ''requires'' at least one woman per ship, preferably an officer.

* KillTheOnesYouLove / MercyKill: [[spoiler: Jean must kill Ezri because she is burned so badly that she is dying in agony]]
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* KillTheOnesYouLove / MercyKill: KillTheOnesYouLove: [[spoiler: Jean must kill Ezri because she is burned so badly that she is dying in agony]]

* KillTheOnesYouLove / MercyKill: [[spoiler: When Ezri is horrifically burned, Jean must kill Ezri because she is burned so badly that she is dying in agony]]puts her out of her misery]].

* TwoFaced: Selendri. * UnholyMatrimony: Requin and Selendri.
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* TwoFaced: Selendri. Selendri has terrible burn scars down one side of her face and body. * UnholyMatrimony: Requin and Selendri.Selendri are quite committed to each other after all these years and mutilations.
11th Sep '15 6:42:46 AM Prime_of_Perfection
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* MercyKill: [[spoiler: Jean is forced to do this for Ezri.]]
11th Sep '15 6:42:11 AM Prime_of_Perfection
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* MercyKill: [[spoiler: Jean is forced to do this for Ezri.]]
29th Apr '15 7:28:26 PM nombretomado
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The second of seven novels in [[GentlemanBastard The Gentleman Bastard Sequence]], by Scott Lynch. First published in 2007.
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The second of seven novels in [[GentlemanBastard [[Literature/GentlemanBastard The Gentleman Bastard Sequence]], by Scott Lynch. First published in 2007.
14th Feb '15 2:04:56 PM MetalJesus
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* ActionGirl: Ezri, Zamira and Selendri.
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* ActionGirl: Ezri, Zamira Zamira, Merrain and Selendri.

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* ActionGirl: Ezri, Zamira and Selendri.PayEvilUntoEvil: The sacking of Salon Corbeau definitely qualifies.
14th Feb '15 7:16:18 AM MetalJesus
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* ActionGirl: Ezri, Zamira and Selendri. * ActionMom: Zamira

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* MamaBear: Zamira. Say so much as an unkind word to her children and you will not live to regret it.
30th Oct '14 7:51:48 AM MirandaShadowind
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* DisappearedDad: Paolo and Cosetta Drakasha's father is never so much as mentioned in passing.
5th May '14 1:35:19 PM Opunaesala
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consistency
* AlliterativeName - Locke Lamora * AnAxeToGrind - The Wicked Sisters. * BigBadFriend - Jean [[spoiler: pretends that he]] becomes this in the prologue. * BittersweetEnding - [[spoiler: Though both Jean and Locke are poisoned, Locke tricks Jean into taking the antidote (they only have enough for one person), and Jean has lost the woman he loved.]] * BrainsAndBrawn - Zig-zagged. Jean is clearly the brawn, but also has the better book education of the two and is shown to plan and execute perfectly workable heists of his own. However, he lacks Locke's genius when it comes to planning, and is not as good at thinking on his feet when the plan deteriorates. * CarryingTheAntidote - [[spoiler: Though he only carried enough for one person.]]
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* AlliterativeName - AlliterativeName: Locke Lamora * AnAxeToGrind - AnAxeToGrind: The Wicked Sisters. * BigBadFriend - BigBadFriend: Jean [[spoiler: pretends that he]] becomes this in the prologue. * BittersweetEnding - BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler: Though both Jean and Locke are poisoned, Locke tricks Jean into taking the antidote (they only have enough for one person), and Jean has lost the woman he loved.]] * BrainsAndBrawn - BrainsAndBrawn: Zig-zagged. Jean is clearly the brawn, but also has the better book education of the two and is shown to plan and execute perfectly workable heists of his own. However, he lacks Locke's genius when it comes to planning, and is not as good at thinking on his feet when the plan deteriorates. * CarryingTheAntidote - CarryingTheAntidote: [[spoiler: Though he only carried enough for one person.]]

* GenderIsNoObject - The tradition of the Twelve Gods ''requires'' at least one woman per ship, preferably an officer. * HowWeGotHere - Every other chapter is a flashback to the events immediately after the first book. * ICallItVera - The Wicked Sisters * InMediasRes - ''Red Seas'' starts with Locke and Jean already deep into their plan to cheat their way up into Requin's office. * KillTheOnesYouLove / MercyKill - [[spoiler: Jean must kill Ezri because she is burned so badly that she is dying in agony]]
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* GenderIsNoObject - GenderIsNoObject: The tradition of the Twelve Gods ''requires'' at least one woman per ship, preferably an officer. * HowWeGotHere - HowWeGotHere: Every other chapter is a flashback to the events immediately after the first book. * ICallItVera - ICallItVera: The Wicked Sisters * InMediasRes - InMediasRes: ''Red Seas'' starts with Locke and Jean already deep into their plan to cheat their way up into Requin's office. * KillTheOnesYouLove / MercyKill - MercyKill: [[spoiler: Jean must kill Ezri because she is burned so badly that she is dying in agony]]

* OutGambitted - The Priori suffer this when they attempt to [[spoiler: kill Locke after he helped get rid of Stragos]]
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* OutGambitted - OutGambitted: The Priori suffer this when they attempt to [[spoiler: kill Locke after he helped get rid of Stragos]]

* TemptingFate - While pretending to be pirate captain, Locke and Jean sailing into a storm. Jean confidently asserts that Caldris, and experienced sailor and the only one on the ship who knows that they're faking, will be able to handle it. [[spoiler: And then Caldris staggers in and dies of a heart attack.]] * TwoFaced - Selendri. * UnholyMatrimony - Requin and Selendri. * YouDontWantToCatchThis - Locke and Jean pretend to contract Slipskin, which appears akin to leprosy.
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* TemptingFate - TemptingFate: While pretending to be pirate captain, Locke and Jean sailing into a storm. Jean confidently asserts that Caldris, and experienced sailor and the only one on the ship who knows that they're faking, will be able to handle it. [[spoiler: And then Caldris staggers in and dies of a heart attack.]] * TwoFaced - TwoFaced: Selendri. * UnholyMatrimony - UnholyMatrimony: Requin and Selendri. * YouDontWantToCatchThis - YouDontWantToCatchThis: Locke and Jean pretend to contract Slipskin, which appears akin to leprosy.
29th Jan '14 3:02:29 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* TheNondescript: Locke is frequently described as skinnier than normal, but he's otherwise very nondescript.

* TheyLookJustLikeEveryoneElse - Locke
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