History Literature / SalemsLot

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.
24th Apr '16 5:23:43 AM VoxAquila
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* [[spoiler:KillEmAll]]: Out of a ''huge'' cast of characters, [[spoiler:Ben, Mark and Father Callahan are the only major characters to survive, and only a handful of the more minor characters survive]].

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* [[spoiler:KillEmAll]]: KillEmAll: Out of a ''huge'' cast of characters, [[spoiler:Ben, Mark and Father Callahan are the only major characters to survive, and only a handful of the more minor characters survive]].
23rd Apr '16 3:00:26 PM VoxAquila
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* GreaterScopeVillain: The Lord of Flies, whom Straker must sacrifice Ralphie Glick to before Barlow is allowed to enter the Lot.[[spoiler: Possibly, due to CanonWielding, his real identity is the Crimson King.]]

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* GreaterScopeVillain: The [[{{Satan}} Lord of Flies, Flies,]] whom Straker must sacrifice Ralphie Glick to before Barlow is allowed to enter the Lot.[[spoiler: Possibly, due to CanonWielding, CanonWelding, his real identity is the Crimson King.]]
23rd Apr '16 2:58:07 PM VoxAquila
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* GreaterScopeVillain: The Lord of Flies, whom Straker must sacrifice Ralphie Glick to before Barlow is allowed to enter the Lot.

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* GreaterScopeVillain: The Lord of Flies, whom Straker must sacrifice Ralphie Glick to before Barlow is allowed to enter the Lot. [[spoiler: Possibly, due to CanonWielding, his real identity is the Crimson King.]]


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** Played straight with Ralphie Glick, whose final fate is "unspeakable."


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* AdaptationalSexuality: Matt Burke is now an ArmoredClosetGay.
16th Apr '16 4:06:25 PM TinMan
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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.]]
* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler: Straker, Barlow, The [=McDougalls=], Reggie Sawyer, Charlie Rhodes]].



* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler: Straker, Barlow, The [=McDougalls=], Reggie Sawyer, Charlie Rhodes]].


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* DyingTown: The Lot, naturally. It's been dying out for years according to Parkins Gillespie, with most of the young kids moving away, never to return, while the old folks are waiting to die off. [[spoiler:It becomes an Undead Town by the end.]]


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* NothingIsScarier: Inverted InUniverse. On the night of the Lot's figurative last breath, those who haven't fallen to the vampire horde refuse to look outside no matter what they hear because they know in their hearts what's happening. They'd rather live with the unknown then face the truth.
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