History Literature / SalemsLot

28th Aug '16 3:42:24 PM LondonPurple
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* ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler: The 1951 fire is referred to repeatedly, and inspires Mark and Ben to create a similar one to burn down the Lot.]]



* CrazyJealousGuy: Susan's ex, Floyd Tibbits.

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* CrazyJealousGuy: Susan's ex, Floyd Tibbits.Tibbits, although it's suggested Barlow might have influenced him to act so.


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* VampiresAreSexGods: Barlow's magnetism is repeatedly mentioned, but is only ever used to entice prey and manipulate followers.
28th Aug '16 2:31:04 PM LondonPurple
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* GenreSavvy: Mark Petrie and Matt Burke.

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* GenreSavvy: Mark Petrie and Matt Burke. The former even compares the latter to Van Helsing, after Matt reels off many protections Mark and Ben could use before confronting Barlow.



* KillItWithFire: [[spoiler:In the book's ending, Ben and Mark return to the town with the purpose of burning it down and most of the vampires with it]].

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* KillItWithFire: [[spoiler:In the book's ending, Ben and Mark return to the town with the purpose of burning it down and most of the vampires with it]].it. The sequel shows that they were only partly successful.]]



* MakingLoveInAllTheWrongPlaces: Ben and Susan have nighttime sex in the town park. (Granted, the rooming house he's staying in doesn't allow visitors, and she lives with her parents...)

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* MakingLoveInAllTheWrongPlaces: Ben and Susan have nighttime sex in the town park. (Granted, Granted, the rooming house he's staying in doesn't allow visitors, and she lives with her parents...)



** Danny Glick manages to avoid requiring an invitation into the McDougalls', possibly because they live in a caravan instead of a house. Additionally once enough of the town is turned the vampires can enter freely.

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** Danny Glick manages to avoid requiring an invitation into the McDougalls', []McDougalls'=], possibly because they live in a caravan instead of a house. Additionally once enough of the town is turned the vampires can enter freely.
28th Aug '16 9:11:42 AM LondonPurple
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* ClassicalMovieVampire: Barlow is a surprisingly straight portrayal for a modern work, with the only difference being his contemporary suit.



* ImprovisedCross: Jimmy makes an extremely effective cross out of two wooden spatulas bound together: it is the faith the protects the bearer, channeled through the cross, rather than the cross itself.



** Danny Glick manages to avoid requiring an invitation into the McDougalls', possibly because they live in a caravan instead of a house. Additionally once enough of the town is turned the vampires can enter freely.



* OurVampiresAreDifferent: They're actually quite similar to Bram Stoker's version of vampires, as [[WordOfGod Stephen King acknowledges]] in one version of the book. They also differ in a few ways, and ''Franchise/TheDarkTower'' goes on to explain the vampires in greater detail. For one thing, sunlight doesn't kill them, but it's certainly uncomfortable. They have their own religion. And according to Barlow's dialogue, they're Hungarian, not Romanian (Stephen King mistakenly refers to Magyar and Hungarian as two different things).

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* OurVampiresAreDifferent: They're actually quite similar to Bram Stoker's version of vampires, as [[WordOfGod Stephen King acknowledges]] in one version of the book. Some additional features are created by the modern setting, such as Jimmy immediately and effectively treating his bite with medical disinfectant.
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They also differ in a few ways, and ''Franchise/TheDarkTower'' goes on to explain the vampires in greater detail. For one thing, sunlight doesn't kill them, but it's certainly uncomfortable. They have their own religion. And according to Barlow's dialogue, they're Hungarian, not Romanian (Stephen King mistakenly refers to Magyar and Hungarian as two different things).



* TheRenfield: Stoker is Barlow's servant, but he does not appear to be wholly human himself considering his SuperStrength.



* ThingsThatGoBumpInTheNight: When Barlow confronts Father Callahan, he takes the appearence of Callahan's childhood bogeyman, "Mr. Flip".

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* ThingsThatGoBumpInTheNight: When Barlow confronts Father Callahan, he takes the appearence appearance of Callahan's childhood bogeyman, "Mr. Flip".



* [[WiseBeyondTheirYears Wise Beyond His Years]]: Mark

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* [[WiseBeyondTheirYears Wise Beyond His Years]]: MarkMark, who surpasses some of the adult hunters in his cool thinking and practicality.
12th Jul '16 9:01:13 PM SkeletalPumpkin
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* AnyoneCanDie: [[spoiler:Out of the heroes, only Ben and Mark survive and the town is taken over the by the vampires. ''The Dark Tower'' books imply that Ben dies later on, with Mark's fate up in the air.]]

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* AnyoneCanDie: [[spoiler:Out of the heroes, only Ben and Mark survive and the town is taken over the by the vampires. ''The Dark Tower'' books imply that Ben dies later on, with Mark's fate up in the air.]]
23rd Jun '16 8:25:46 PM TinMan
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* AintTooProudToBeg: Charlie Rhodes, [[spoiler:not that it does him any good]].
14th Jun '16 1:08:56 AM TinMan
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* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: [[spoiler:Ben and Mark succeed in killing Barlow, who is an ancient and extremely powerful vampire.]] Unfortunately, they thoroughly [[BrokeYourArmPunchingOutCthulhu break their arms]] in the process.
13th Jun '16 11:41:40 AM TinMan
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* EvenEvilHasStandards: Hubie Marsten killed a ton of people as a hit man for the Mafia, but after they found out he killed, and likely sacrificed, a child they sent him packing.



* ExtremelyDustyHome: The Marsden House, even when Hubie Marsden was living in it.

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* ExtremelyDustyHome: The Marsden Marsten House, even when Hubie Marsden Marsten was living in it.
13th Jun '16 1:03:44 AM TinMan
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* AffablyEvil: Larry Crockett. He takes great pains to remain friendly with the regular townsfolk, deliberately avoids being a snob with his wealth, and prefers using generous bribes over blackmail to get his way. He still helps cover up the disappearance of Ralphie Glick to protect Straker, though.


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* DissonantSerenity: Reggie Sawyer when he confronts his cheating wife and Corey Bryant. He speaks in a very calm, friendly manner while mock executing Corey and beating the crap out of Bonnie.
12th Jun '16 2:48:21 AM Ciara25
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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Parkins Gillespie decides to get the hell out of town once he reasons out something is amiss.

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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Parkins Gillespie decides to get the hell out of town once he reasons out something is amiss. Other minor characters like Charles James, Pauline Dickens and Rhoda Curless also survive by leaving the Lot as soon as possible, although their departures are not actually shown.
28th Apr '16 11:34:30 AM kyeo
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* VitriolicBestBuds: Jimmy Cody and Matt Burke trade insults whenever they're in the same room, but obviously care for each other very much.
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