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* ActionGirl: Molly Metcalf, Janissary Jane, the Bride of Frankenstein.

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* AngelsDevilsAndSquid

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* ApocalypseHow: In ''Daemons Are Forever'', Janissary Jane recounts how a parallel reality had been completely overrun by Hell's demons, forcing her mercenary group to annihilate that ''entire universe'' as a scorched-earth tactic. [[spoiler: A similar doomsday-device is used to destroy the Hungry Gods' home universe at the novel's end.]]

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* ApocalypseHow: In ''Daemons Are Forever'', Janissary Jane recounts how a parallel reality had been completely overrun by Hell's demons, forcing her mercenary group to annihilate that ''entire universe'' as a scorched-earth tactic. [[spoiler: A [[spoiler:A similar doomsday-device is used to destroy the Hungry Gods' home universe at the novel's end.]]



** In ''Casino Infernale'', [[spoiler: the Crow Lee Inheritance -- a key booby-trapped to open a portal to a black hole, which sucks in everything in reach including the person who activates it.]]
* ArmorIsUseless: Averted except in three instances in the first book, [[spoiler: when the strange matter arrow pierced the golden armor, when Eddie figures out how to merge it with the armor of his opponent near the end, and when dealing with Torc Cutter.]] Other than those times, the golden torc is indestructible as long as it is on.

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** In ''Casino Infernale'', [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the Crow Lee Inheritance -- a key booby-trapped to open a portal to a black hole, which sucks in everything in reach including the person who activates it.]]
* ArmorIsUseless: Averted except in three instances in the first book, [[spoiler: when [[spoiler:when the strange matter arrow pierced the golden armor, when Eddie figures out how to merge it with the armor of his opponent near the end, and when dealing with Torc Cutter.]] Other than those times, the golden torc is indestructible as long as it is on.



** ''Walker: ''"I could handle Good Time Georgie if I was unconscious." He smiled easily into Georgie's reddening face, completely unmoved by the man's size or presence or anger. "Are you sure you want to do this? [[spoiler: Are you really sure I don't have my Voice anymore? Would I be here in Strangefellows, without my Voice to protect me?]] Perhaps you've forgotten all the terrible things I've done to you down the years. Or made you do to yourself. You're just a cheap thug, Georgie, whereas I... am Walker. Now go away and stop bothering me. Or I will tell you to do something deeply amusing and so extreme that people will still be laughing about it thirty years from now."
* BadassNormal: Janissary Jane. The Indigo Spirit.

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** ''Walker: ''"I --> '''Walker:''' "I could handle Good Time Georgie if I was unconscious." He smiled easily into Georgie's reddening face, completely unmoved by the man's size or presence or anger. "Are you sure you want to do this? [[spoiler: Are [[spoiler:Are you really sure I don't have my Voice anymore? Would I be here in Strangefellows, without my Voice to protect me?]] Perhaps you've forgotten all the terrible things I've done to you down the years. Or made you do to yourself. You're just a cheap thug, Georgie, whereas I... am Walker. Now go away and stop bothering me. Or I will tell you to do something deeply amusing and so extreme that people will still be laughing about it thirty years from now."
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Janissary Jane. The Indigo Spirit.



* BatmanColdOpen
* BattleCouple: Eddie and Molly. Harry and Roger. The Bride and Springheel Jack.

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* %%* BattleCouple: Eddie and Molly. Harry and Roger. The Bride and Springheel Jack.



* BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy: Early on, Eddie mentions that many of the conspiracy theories in pop culture are true. [[spoiler: Mr. Stab began his career and immortality as Jack the Ripper. A family really does (or did) control the world.]]
** Played with in ''The Spy Who Haunted Me'', when Eddie and the other competitors must track down the truth behind several stock cryptids and pop-culture enigmas (Bigfoot, [[TheTunguskaEvent Tunguska]], etc). [[spoiler: They all have a basis in something ''much weirder'' than generally claimed.]]

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* BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy: BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy:
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Early on, Eddie mentions that many of the conspiracy theories in pop culture are true. [[spoiler: Mr.[[spoiler:Mr. Stab began his career and immortality as Jack the Ripper. A family really does (or did) control the world.]]
** Played with in ''The Spy Who Haunted Me'', when Eddie and the other competitors must track down the truth behind several stock cryptids and pop-culture enigmas (Bigfoot, [[TheTunguskaEvent Tunguska]], etc). [[spoiler: They [[spoiler:They all have a basis in something ''much weirder'' than generally claimed.]]



* BottomlessMagazines: The Colt Repeater has infinite ammo and flawless auto-aim. (That doesn't mean the bullets always do damage, mind you...)
* BroughtDownToBadass: Even when a Drood's torc is suppressed and they can't armor up, they're all trained in unarmed combat and usually keep a lot of nasty tricks up their sleeves. Eddie himself stands off an entire horde of Satanists without his armor in ''For Heaven's Eyes Only'', and kicks ass in ''Casino Infernale'''s combat challenges as torc-less Shaman Bond.

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* BottomlessMagazines: The Colt Repeater has infinite ammo and flawless auto-aim. (That That doesn't mean the bullets always do damage, mind you...)
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* BroughtDownToBadass: BroughtDownToBadass:
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Even when a Drood's torc is suppressed and they can't armor up, they're all trained in unarmed combat and usually keep a lot of nasty tricks up their sleeves. Eddie himself stands holds off an entire horde of Satanists without his armor in ''For Heaven's Eyes Only'', and kicks ass in ''Casino Infernale'''s combat challenges as torc-less Shaman Bond.



* BuryYourGays: To date, [[spoiler: ''all of them'', except the lesbian clones. Blue dies in ''The Spy Who Haunted Me'', and Harry and Roger die at the end of ''For Heaven's Eyes Only''.]]

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* BuryYourGays: To date, [[spoiler: ''all [[spoiler:''all of them'', except the lesbian clones. Blue dies in ''The Spy Who Haunted Me'', and Harry and Roger die at the end of ''For Heaven's Eyes Only''.]]



** Walker from {{Literature/Nightside}} is a character in ''The Spy who Haunted Me'' [[spoiler: and then reappears after his death to question the now dead Eddie for his new bosses in ''For Heaven's Eyes Only'']].

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** Walker from {{Literature/Nightside}} is a character in ''The Spy who Haunted Me'' [[spoiler: and [[spoiler:and then reappears after his death to question the now dead Eddie for his new bosses in ''For Heaven's Eyes Only'']].



** Dead Boy from the {{Literature/Nightside}} and J.C. Chance of the ''Literature/GhostFinders'' attend the ''Casino Infernale'' Summit meeting [[spoiler: and turn up at the end for the final fight]]. The Little Lord, a minor character from the Haven stories, shows up as one of the gamblers in the Casino itself.
** The 23rd-century sexbot Eddie has a fling with in the first novel is actually [[spoiler: Dead Boy's TransformingMecha girlfriend. Yes, Eddie has had sex with ''Dead Boy's car''.]]

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** Dead Boy from the {{Literature/Nightside}} and J.C. Chance of the ''Literature/GhostFinders'' attend the ''Casino Infernale'' Summit meeting [[spoiler: and [[spoiler:and turn up at the end for the final fight]]. The Little Lord, a minor character from the Haven stories, shows up as one of the gamblers in the Casino itself.
** The 23rd-century sexbot Eddie has a fling with in the first novel is actually [[spoiler: Dead [[spoiler:Dead Boy's TransformingMecha girlfriend. Yes, Eddie has had sex with ''Dead Boy's car''.]]



** [[spoiler: The arrow that makes it through the golden torc comes back in full force by the end of the first book.]]

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** [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The arrow that makes it through the golden torc comes back in full force by the end of the first book.]]



** Played so straight it practically had a big, flashing, neon "This Is A Chekhov's Gun!" arrow pointing to it with [[spoiler: the gray card Eddie receives from the Martian tombs]] in ''Casino Infernale''.
* ChekhovsGunman / TheManBehindTheMan / WhatHappenedToTheMouse: [[VeryPunchableMan Philip MacAlpine]] [[spoiler: in ''The Spy Who Haunted Me'' he was thrashed by Eddie and Molly he was demoted to MI-13. He then used his contacts to find members of the old satanic conspiracy. Then made himself the leader of the new satanic conspiracy.]]
* TheClan: The Drood family obviously. Also [[spoiler: The Immortals]]
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: William the Librarian.

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** Played so straight it practically had a big, flashing, neon "This Is A Chekhov's Gun!" arrow pointing to it with [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the gray card Eddie receives from the Martian tombs]] in ''Casino Infernale''.
* ChekhovsGunman / TheManBehindTheMan / WhatHappenedToTheMouse: [[VeryPunchableMan Philip MacAlpine]] [[spoiler: in [[spoiler:in ''The Spy Who Haunted Me'' he was thrashed by Eddie and Molly he was demoted to MI-13. He then used his contacts to find members of the old satanic conspiracy. Then made himself the leader of the new satanic conspiracy.]]
* TheClan: The Drood family obviously. Also [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The Immortals]]
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* ConspiracyKitchenSink

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* DeadToBeginWith: [[spoiler: Eddie in ''For Heaven's Eyes Only'' , he's stuck in limbo in a copy of the Drood hall]]
* DefaceOfTheMoon: An ancient Drood who went to the bad carved his face on the moon, and it was apparently a hell of a lot of work to clean up. [[spoiler: Becomes less comedic and a lot more understandable at the end of ''Moonbreaker'', which reveals that it was his ''dead wife's'' face he'd carved, not his own.]]
* DeusExMachina
** It's one of those series where you need to be one to ''survive''.
* DiabolusExMachina: [[spoiler: done at the end of ''From Hell With Love'' An Immortal disguised as Isabella stabs Eddie, then bites his poison tooth and dies while Eddie is slowly dying.]]

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* DeadToBeginWith: [[spoiler: Eddie [[spoiler:Eddie in ''For Heaven's Eyes Only'' , he's stuck in limbo in a copy of the Drood hall]]
* DefaceOfTheMoon: An ancient Drood who went to the bad carved his face on the moon, and it was apparently a hell of a lot of work to clean up. [[spoiler: Becomes [[spoiler:Becomes less comedic and a lot more understandable at the end of ''Moonbreaker'', which reveals that it was his ''dead wife's'' face he'd carved, not his own.]]
* DeusExMachina
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DeusExMachina: It's one of those series where you need to be one to ''survive''.
* DiabolusExMachina: [[spoiler: done [[spoiler:done at the end of ''From Hell With Love'' An Immortal disguised as Isabella stabs Eddie, then bites his poison tooth and dies while Eddie is slowly dying.]]



* EarthShatteringKaboom: ''Moon''-shattering, rather, as the titular artifact sought in ''Moonbreaker'' is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. [[spoiler: The Droods themselves installed it centuries ago as a last-ditch MercyKill device, to be used only in the event humanity were reduced to an AndIMustScream condition in which flying chunks of Moon annihilating the planet would rate as a blessing.]]
* TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt: Basically every book.

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* EarthShatteringKaboom: ''Moon''-shattering, rather, as the titular artifact sought in ''Moonbreaker'' is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The Droods themselves installed it centuries ago as a last-ditch MercyKill device, to be used only in the event humanity were reduced to an AndIMustScream condition in which flying chunks of Moon annihilating the planet would rate as a blessing.]]
* %%* TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt: Basically every book.



* TheFairfolk:

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* FateDrivesUsTogether: Subverted by Hell to get an agent cozy with the Droods. [[spoiler: However, Roger actually does fall in love with Harry.]]
* FightingAShadow: In ''Daemons Are Forever.''
* FirstEpisodeSpoiler: Start with any book but the first, and you quickly learn that [[spoiler: the Heart was evil and the strange matter/Ethel ends up replacing it.]]

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* FateDrivesUsTogether: Subverted by Hell to get an agent cozy with the Droods. [[spoiler: However, [[spoiler:However, Roger actually does fall in love with Harry.]]
* %%* FightingAShadow: In ''Daemons Are Forever.''
* FirstEpisodeSpoiler: Start FirstEpisodeSpoiler:Start with any book but the first, and you quickly learn that [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the Heart was evil and the strange matter/Ethel ends up replacing it.]]



* {{Foreshadowing}}: The van driver who drops off William in book two makes a quip that ''seems'' like a theatrical ShoutOut. [[spoiler: Then Pook reveals himself in ''For Heaven's Eyes Only'', and you realize the guy really ''did'' have a giant invisible rabbit to deliver next: one that slipped out one stop early, to stick with William.]]
* GoMadFromTheRevelation: In ''The Spy who Haunted Me.''

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: The van driver who drops off William in book two makes a quip that ''seems'' like a theatrical ShoutOut. [[spoiler: Then [[spoiler:Then Pook reveals himself in ''For Heaven's Eyes Only'', and you realize the guy really ''did'' have a giant invisible rabbit to deliver next: one that slipped out one stop early, to stick with William.]]
* %%* GoMadFromTheRevelation: In ''The Spy who Haunted Me.''



* GrandTheftMe: How [[spoiler: Eddie himself]] deals with being fatally poisoned by [[spoiler: his AlternateUniverse counterpart Edmund, aka Dr. [=DOA=]]].

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* GrandTheftMe: How [[spoiler: Eddie [[spoiler:Eddie himself]] deals with being fatally poisoned by [[spoiler: his [[spoiler:his AlternateUniverse counterpart Edmund, aka Dr. [=DOA=]]].



* HealingFactor: The Lambton Worm from ''Casino'' and the blood-red men from ''Lady Faire''. Half-demons will also shrug off basically anything, [[spoiler: provided they haven't been disowned by their demonic parent.]]
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: ''Roger''. First he's only pretending to have defected for Harry, then he's ''really'' defected for Harry, [[spoiler: then Hell [[ColdBloodedTorture persuades]] him to rejoin them, then he returns to the Droods at the very last second...]]
* HiveMind: The servitor-drones who run the Medium Games for Casino Infernale. [[spoiler: And who also operate the Shadow Bank.]]

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* HealingFactor: The Lambton Worm from ''Casino'' and the blood-red men from ''Lady Faire''. Half-demons will also shrug off basically anything, [[spoiler: provided [[spoiler:provided they haven't been disowned by their demonic parent.]]
* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: ''Roger''. First he's only pretending to have defected for Harry, then he's ''really'' defected for Harry, [[spoiler: then [[spoiler:then Hell [[ColdBloodedTorture persuades]] him to rejoin them, then he returns to the Droods at the very last second...]]
* HiveMind: HiveMind:
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The servitor-drones who run the Medium Games for Casino Infernale. [[spoiler: And [[spoiler:And who also operate the Shadow Bank.]]



* IncestIsRelative: Harry is dating Roger, his half-demon half-brother.

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* IncestIsRelative: IncestIsRelative:
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Harry is dating Roger, his half-demon half-brother.



* LightIsNotGood: [[spoiler: The Heart, an otherworldly entity that's embodied as a gigantic diamond of eye-searing brilliance, is a murderous criminal that delights in corruption and infant sacrifice. The original golden armor it provided to the Droods was crafted from the babies their complicit leaders secretly fed to it.]]

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* LightIsNotGood: [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The Heart, an otherworldly entity that's embodied as a gigantic diamond of eye-searing brilliance, is a murderous criminal that delights in corruption and infant sacrifice. The original golden armor it provided to the Droods was crafted from the babies their complicit leaders secretly fed to it.]]



* MobileMaze: The hedge maze on the Drood estate [[spoiler: in which Moxton's Mistake is imprisoned]].

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* MobileMaze: The hedge maze on the Drood estate [[spoiler: in [[spoiler:in which Moxton's Mistake is imprisoned]].



* MyGrandsonMyself: [[spoiler: Alexander King's real agenda in ''The Spy Who Haunted Me'' is to assume his grandson Peter's identity after self-rejuvenation and plastic surgery, while killing off several renowned up-and-coming rival spies to establish "Peter" as a worthy successor.]]
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Mr. Stab. In-universe example is anybody named "Drood." The mere mention in the first book is enough to empty a bar.

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* MyGrandsonMyself: [[spoiler: Alexander [[spoiler:Alexander King's real agenda in ''The Spy Who Haunted Me'' is to assume his grandson Peter's identity after self-rejuvenation and plastic surgery, while killing off several renowned up-and-coming rival spies to establish "Peter" as a worthy successor.]]
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast:
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Mr. Stab. Stab earned his name.
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In-universe example is anybody named "Drood." The mere mention in the first book is enough to empty a bar.



* NebulousEvilOrganisation: The Immortals are this to the Droods. [[spoiler: The "Teen-age" leader "Methuselah" got to the Heart before the Droods did. The Heart gave himself, some family, and friends [[LivingForeverIsAwesome immortality]] and [[VoluntaryShapeshifting shapeshifting]].]] The new Satanic Conspiracy was a tacky version, and the Sceneshifters were a ''literally'' nebulous version in that even their own membership kept shifting whenever they changed reality.

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* NebulousEvilOrganisation: The Immortals are this to the Droods. [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The "Teen-age" leader "Methuselah" got to the Heart before the Droods did. The Heart gave himself, some family, and friends [[LivingForeverIsAwesome immortality]] and [[VoluntaryShapeshifting shapeshifting]].]] The new Satanic Conspiracy was a tacky version, and the Sceneshifters were a ''literally'' nebulous version in that even their own membership kept shifting whenever they changed reality.



* PeopleFarms: People ''factories'', actually: the generic people who run the Medium Games [[spoiler: and the Shadow Bank]] are produced by one. The horde of Nazi clones from ''For Heaven's Eyes Only'' probably were too, although Eddie doesn't actually see the clone-production facility.

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* PeopleFarms: People ''factories'', actually: the generic people who run the Medium Games [[spoiler: and [[spoiler:and the Shadow Bank]] are produced by one. The horde of Nazi clones from ''For Heaven's Eyes Only'' probably were too, although Eddie doesn't actually see the clone-production facility.



* ThePowerOfLove: [[spoiler: In ''Daemons are Forever'' Roger uses it to stand up to the Soul Gun.]]
** [[spoiler: Harry uses it again in ''For Heaven's Eyes Only'' to banish a major demon of Hell so he can get to Roger.]]

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* ThePowerOfLove: [[spoiler: In ThePowerOfLove:
** [[spoiler:In
''Daemons are Forever'' Roger uses it to stand up to the Soul Gun.]]
** [[spoiler: Harry [[spoiler:Harry uses it again in ''For Heaven's Eyes Only'' to banish a major demon of Hell so he can get to Roger.]]



* PoweredByAForsakenChild: [[spoiler: How did the Droods get their golden armor when the Heart was in charge? Droods always gave birth to twin babies, one of which was sacrificed to the Heart to make a torc.]]

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* PoweredByAForsakenChild: [[spoiler: How [[spoiler:How did the Droods get their golden armor when the Heart was in charge? Droods always gave birth to twin babies, one of which was sacrificed to the Heart to make a torc.]]



* RuleOfCool

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* ShapeshifterShowdown: At Casino Infernale, this trope is offered as one of the Medium Games. Played with when Shaman competes, as [[spoiler: he mostly battles his opponent in his human form, rather than transforming into powerful shapes.]]

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* ShapeshifterShowdown: ShapeshifterShowdown:
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At Casino Infernale, this trope is offered as one of the Medium Games. Played with when Shaman competes, as [[spoiler: he [[spoiler:he mostly battles his opponent in his human form, rather than transforming into powerful shapes.]]



* SoulJar: Molly, being a witch, keeps her heart hidden outside her body. While she's not invulnerable and can die permanently from LosingYourHead, her sisters can use her SoulJar to restore her from damage that would otherwise be fatal. [[spoiler: She did the same thing to Eddie on the sly to protect him, which is how he survives his first poisoning. He make her put his heart back afterwards, as his family doesn't approve of such things.]]
* StupidJetpackHitler: Vril Power Inc. As well as Schloss Shreck.

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* SoulJar: Molly, being a witch, keeps her heart hidden outside her body. While she's not invulnerable and can die permanently from LosingYourHead, her sisters can use her SoulJar to restore her from damage that would otherwise be fatal. [[spoiler: She [[spoiler:She did the same thing to Eddie on the sly to protect him, which is how he survives his first poisoning. He make makes her put his heart back afterwards, as his family doesn't approve of such things.]]
* %%* StupidJetpackHitler: Vril Power Inc. As well as Schloss Shreck.



* TalkingToThemself: [[spoiler: Peter from ''The Spy Who Haunted Me'' is really Alexander, so this trope applies when he talks with the holographic image of his "grandfather".]]

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* TalkingToThemself: [[spoiler: Peter [[spoiler:Peter from ''The Spy Who Haunted Me'' is really Alexander, so this trope applies when he talks with the holographic image of his "grandfather".]]



* TooDumbToLive: [[spoiler: Penny. Despite being repeatedly warned by everyone, including the man himself, not to get close to Mr. Stab, she insists he's a good person at heart. Right up until he murders her.]]
* TrilogyCreep

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* TooDumbToLive: [[spoiler: Penny.[[spoiler:Penny. Despite being repeatedly warned by everyone, including the man himself, not to get close to Mr. Stab, she insists he's a good person at heart. Right up until he murders her.]]
* %%* TrilogyCreep



* VeryPunchableMan: Philip [=MacAlpine.=]

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* %%* VeryPunchableMan: Philip [=MacAlpine.=]



* TheWorldIsAlwaysDoomed: Only to be expected, given the Droods' role as big-league defenders of humanity.

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* TheWorldIsAlwaysDoomed: TheWorldIsAlwaysDoomed:
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Only to be expected, given the Droods' role as big-league defenders of humanity.



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: When last seen in ''The Spy Who Haunted Me'', [[spoiler: Coffin Jobe had succumbed to his necrolepsy and died at the Independent Agent's secret lair. It's never mentioned whether he revived in time to leave before Eddie and Walker finished looting the place and blew it up. Even Jobe's cameo appearance in ''For Heaven's Eyes Only'' doesn't resolve the issue, as Eddie's near-death experiences are an enigma in themselves.]]

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: When last seen in ''The Spy Who Haunted Me'', [[spoiler: Coffin [[spoiler:Coffin Jobe had succumbed to his necrolepsy and died at the Independent Agent's secret lair. It's never mentioned whether he revived in time to leave before Eddie and Walker finished looting the place and blew it up. Even Jobe's cameo appearance in ''For Heaven's Eyes Only'' doesn't resolve the issue, as Eddie's near-death experiences are an enigma in themselves.]]



* ZerothLawRebellion: [[spoiler: The generic people were tasked to run the Shadow Bank by their human masters, as efficiently as possible. As the generics quickly determined that their human masters' involvement was making the Bank ''less'' efficient, they converted all of their masters into more clones like themselves.]]

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* ZerothLawRebellion: [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The generic people were tasked to run the Shadow Bank by their human masters, as efficiently as possible. As the generics quickly determined that their human masters' involvement was making the Bank ''less'' efficient, they converted all of their masters into more clones like themselves.]]
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* DefaceOfTheMoon: An ancient Drood who went to the bad carved his face on the moon, and it was apparently a hell of a lot of work to clean up.

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* DefaceOfTheMoon: An ancient Drood who went to the bad carved his face on the moon, and it was apparently a hell of a lot of work to clean up. [[spoiler: Becomes less comedic and a lot more understandable at the end of ''Moonbreaker'', which reveals that it was his ''dead wife's'' face he'd carved, not his own.]]
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* {{Bizarrchitecture}}: Drood Hall becomes filled with this when the villain of ''Moonbreaker'' disrupts the spells which lock away many formerly-hidden rooms, corridors, oubliettes and prisons that the Droods had seen fit to shut away in their own secure PocketDimension, over the centuries. Rather than expanding to contain them, the mansion's once-familiar layout is permeated by wayward chunks of long-lost architecture, furnished in different historical periods, that penetrate it at crazy angles.
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** In some circles, Molly Metcalf's name rouses even more alarm than Eddie Drood's. At least with the Droods, you know they'll walk right over anyone in their way to do what their mission demands, then leave; with Molly, she might do ''anything'', to ''anyone'', for any good, bad, petty, or nonexistent reason.
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** On the flip side, Eddie observes in ''Moonbreaker'' that, for all that TheClan profess to encourage out-breeding, non-Droods have to be exceptional not to get ''scared off'' at the prospect of marrying a Drood. He even admits that the intimidation of potential non-family spouses is deliberate, as so few outsiders' courage is sufficient to meet Drood in-laws' standards.
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* GrandTheftMe: How [[spoiler: Eddie himself]] deals with being fatally poisoned by [[spoiler: his AlternateReality counterpart Edmund, aka Dr. [=DOA=]]].

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* GrandTheftMe: How [[spoiler: Eddie himself]] deals with being fatally poisoned by [[spoiler: his AlternateReality AlternateUniverse counterpart Edmund, aka Dr. [=DOA=]]].
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* GrandTheftMe: How [[spoiler: Eddie himself]] deals with being fatally poisoned by [[spoiler: his AlternateReality counterpart Edmund, aka Dr. [=DOA=]]].
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* SoulJar: Molly, being a witch, keeps her heart hidden outside her body. While she's not invulnerable and can die permanently from LosingYourHead, her sisters can use her SoulJar to restore her from damage that would otherwise be fatal. [[spoiler: She did the same thing to Eddie on the sly to protect him, which is how he survives his poisoning. He make her put his heart back afterwards, as his family doesn't approve of such things.]]

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* SoulJar: Molly, being a witch, keeps her heart hidden outside her body. While she's not invulnerable and can die permanently from LosingYourHead, her sisters can use her SoulJar to restore her from damage that would otherwise be fatal. [[spoiler: She did the same thing to Eddie on the sly to protect him, which is how he survives his first poisoning. He make her put his heart back afterwards, as his family doesn't approve of such things.]]
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* Foreshadowing: The van driver who drops off William in book two makes a quip that ''seems'' like a theatrical ShoutOut. [[spoiler: Then Pook reveals himself in ''For Heaven's Eyes Only'', and you realize the guy really ''did'' have a giant invisible rabbit to deliver next: one that slipped out one stop early, to stick with William.]]

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* Foreshadowing: {{Foreshadowing}}: The van driver who drops off William in book two makes a quip that ''seems'' like a theatrical ShoutOut. [[spoiler: Then Pook reveals himself in ''For Heaven's Eyes Only'', and you realize the guy really ''did'' have a giant invisible rabbit to deliver next: one that slipped out one stop early, to stick with William.]]
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* EarthShatteringKaboom: ''Moon''-shattering, rather, as the titular artifact sought in ''Moonbreaker'' is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. [[spoiler: The Droods themselves installed it centuries ago as a last-ditch MercyKill device, to be used only in the event humanity were reduced to an AndIMustScream condition in which flying chunks of Moon annihilating the planet would rate as a blessing.]]
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