History Literature / RepairmanJack

12th Oct '17 5:33:04 PM SasquatchJim
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* CrazyPrepared: Jack attempts to cultivate this. He's perfectly willing to admit that he's not an infallible fighter, and he wins most of his fights through careful preparation and misdirection.
12th Oct '17 5:30:50 PM SasquatchJim
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* DoesntLikeGuns: Established in ''Host'', where Jack explains that he does not like guns, and would rather live in a world where guns never existed. However, he's [[CombatPragmatist not an idiot]], and since he's likely to come up against armed thugs often, he makes sure he's armed as well.


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* RareGuns: Jack's signature weapon for the first few novels is the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Semmerling_LM4 Semmerling LM4]], a extremely compact .45 that was practically handmade. This [[HoistByHisOwnPetard bites him in the ass]] during ''Hosts'', when [[spoiler: his use of the gun allows him to be identified by those he's tangled with before.]]
19th Apr '17 11:17:34 AM FuzzyBoots
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* StopOrIShootMyself: In ''Harbingers'', Jack holds himself hostage this way when [[spoiler: Gia and Vicky are mortally wounded because of the Ally]]. He threatens to shoot himself if [[spoiler: they die, which would deny the Ally of its backup [[TheChosenOne Chosen One]]. It works - but the Ally purposefully leaves Jack's and Gia's stillborn child dead as punishment for defiance]].

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* StopOrIShootMyself: StopOrIShootMyself:
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In ''Harbingers'', Jack holds himself hostage this way when [[spoiler: Gia and Vicky are mortally wounded because of the Ally]]. He threatens to shoot himself if [[spoiler: they die, which would deny the Ally of its backup [[TheChosenOne Chosen One]]. It works - but the Ally purposefully leaves Jack's and Gia's stillborn child dead as punishment for defiance]].



* StormingTheCastle

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* StormingTheCastleStormingTheCastle: Jack mounts a few assaults on strongholds of allies of The Otherness.



* TheyWereHoldingYouBack: "A spear has no branches". Once they decide that Jack will be their weapon, The Ally starts to prune away Jack's ties, starting with [[spoiler:his father]] and then mortally wounding [[spoiler:Gia and Vicky]].



* WeHelpTheHelpless

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* WeHelpTheHelplessWeHelpTheHelpless: While Jack bills himself as a mercenary, he does a lot of work on the cheap, or ''pro bono'' for worthy causes.
17th Feb '17 6:56:14 PM Taskmaster123
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* KickTheSonOfABitch: Jack does this ''all the time,'' and also sprinkles in a healthy mix of PayEvilUntoEvil when dealing with some of the human monsters he encounters. Once, he gut-shot a terrorist who'd planted a bomb on a plane, killing everyone on board. Wounds like this mean you die ''very'' slowly and ''very'' painfully. The terrorist begged Jack to call a doctor.
--->Jack: "I just asked everyone on the flight you bombed if you should get a doctor. Son-of-a-bitch, you know what happened? Not a single person raised their hand. ''So no doctor for you.''"
17th Feb '17 6:45:17 PM Taskmaster123
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* DirtyCoward: Inverted with Jack, who often deliberately acts like one when the shit hits the fan. Cringing, crying, begging people to please leave him alone and not hurt him...it's all just an act, designed to get opponents to both underestimate him and get close enough for him to go to work. In one scene, he played this to a tee, a gangster stepped close to him in order to slap his face and call him a coward...and Jack kicked the guy in the knee so hard, ''the mook on the other side of the room heard the ligaments pop.'' It doesn't fool everyone, though. Once, a tough guy sneered that Jack was afraid to fight. His partner, older and smarter and more experienced, immediately corrected him, saying that Jack didn't ''want'' to fight, but he wasn't ''afraid'' to fight. He also warned his partner not to get within an arm's reach of Jack.
1st Feb '17 3:21:13 PM Theriocephalus
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All of Jack's fix-its are immediately relevant problems in today's world, covering topics such as conspiracy groups, grassroots movements, designer drugs, public shootings, terrorists, legal dealings and scientific & biological experiments. Jack relies on his brain, wits, experience and real-life weapons and techniques to do battle, and though he makes increasing use of supernatural sources of information (a spiritual medium, an indestructible tome of unknown age), he has so far not used supernatural weapons or abilities in battle.

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All of Jack's fix-its are immediately relevant problems in today's world, covering topics such as conspiracy groups, grassroots movements, designer drugs, public shootings, terrorists, legal dealings and scientific & and biological experiments. Jack relies on his brain, wits, experience and real-life weapons and techniques to do battle, and though he makes increasing use of supernatural sources of information (a spiritual medium, an indestructible tome of unknown age), he has so far not used supernatural weapons or abilities in battle.



Three YoungAdult novels also star Jack as well... a Young Adult.

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Three YoungAdult novels also star Jack as well... as, well, a Young Adult.
young adult.



* AnthropomorphicPersonification: the Ladies

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* AnthropomorphicPersonification: the The Ladies
11th Jan '17 7:34:52 AM Paireon
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* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: [[spoiler: Kusum and Kolabati]] have been around since the 1800's, and a villain from ''The Haunted Air'' claims to be over two hundred. Glaeken has been around much longer than that.

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* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: [[spoiler: Kusum and Kolabati]] have been around since the 1800's, and a villain from ''The Haunted Air'' claims to be over two hundred. Glaeken has and Rasalom have been around [[TimeAbyss much longer than that.that]].
28th Oct '16 10:48:29 AM Sharlee
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** In Jack's vision of what the future will hold if Unity spreads, a young infected woman's attempt to contaminate a store full of people by coughing fails, so she slits her own wrists and spins in place, spraying everyone nearby with Unity-contaminated blood.
28th Oct '16 10:45:59 AM Sharlee
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* StopOrIShootMyself: In ''Harbingers'', Jack holds himself hostage this way when [[spoiler: Gia and Vicky are mortally wounded because of the Ally]]. He threatens to shoot himself if [[spoiler: they die, which would deny the Ally of its backup [[TheChosenOne Chosen One]]. It works - but the Ally purposefully lets his newborn child die as punishment for defiance]].

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* StopOrIShootMyself: In ''Harbingers'', Jack holds himself hostage this way when [[spoiler: Gia and Vicky are mortally wounded because of the Ally]]. He threatens to shoot himself if [[spoiler: they die, which would deny the Ally of its backup [[TheChosenOne Chosen One]]. It works - but the Ally purposefully lets his newborn leaves Jack's and Gia's stillborn child die dead as punishment for defiance]].
28th Oct '16 10:32:09 AM Sharlee
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* WholePlotReference: The villain and ghost from ''The Haunted Air'' are straight out of M.R. James's "Lost Hearts".

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* WholePlotReference: The villain and ghost villain/ghost plot from ''The Haunted Air'' are comes straight out of M.R. James's "Lost Hearts".
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