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27th May '16 4:25:03 PM cordychase
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* BigBadWannabe: Dr. Delirium

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* BigBadWannabe: Dr. DeliriumDelirium. He really is a brilliant scientist, it's just that he's ''terrible'' at all the logistics that go into actually using his discoveries effectively. (It doesn't help that he always insists his ransom be paid in postage stamps.)



* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: William the Librarian

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* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: William the LibrarianLibrarian.



* DiscriminateAndSwitch: Martha Drood does ''not'' approve of Roger and Harry. Both Harry and Eddie assume it's because she's part of the conservative Drood old guard and therefore doesn't like that Harry's gay. Her ''real'' issue is that Roger's a half-demon.
* EarlyBirdCameo: When Eddie goes up against an extremely anti-nonhuman faction in the first book, he takes a walk through their containment cells and runs across a half-demon with his tongue cut out. It turns out to be Roger (who, luckily, isn't too fussed Eddie didn't let him out).

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* DiscriminateAndSwitch: Martha Drood does ''not'' approve of Roger and Harry. Both Harry and Eddie assume it's because she's part of the conservative Drood old guard and therefore doesn't like that Harry's gay. Her ''real'' Actually, she's fine with his sexuality; her real issue is that Roger's a half-demon.
* EarlyBirdCameo: When Eddie goes up against an extremely anti-nonhuman faction Manifest Destiny in the first book, he takes a walk through their containment cells and runs across a half-demon with his tongue cut out. It turns out to be Roger (who, luckily, isn't too fussed Eddie didn't let him out).free him).
22nd May '16 12:32:46 PM cordychase
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* OnlyKnownByHisNickname: Mr. Stab and the Blue Fairy both presumably have real names, but no one ever uses them.
19th May '16 3:03:03 PM cordychase
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* BottomlessMagazines: The Colt Repeater with infinite ammo and flawless auto-aim.

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* BottomlessMagazines: The Colt Repeater with has infinite ammo and flawless auto-aim.auto-aim. (That doesn't mean the bullets always do damage, mind you...)



* 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''.]]



* 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.



* TheMole: Played literally.

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* TheMole: Played literally. There is ''someone'' in the family who is working with their enemies--in particular, whoever it is pushed to bring the Loathly Ones through during WWII, even though there were plenty of other options.



* SealedEvilInACan: Grendel Rex

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* ScrewYouElves: Most Droods any chance they get, because elves are universally sadistic and awful.
* SealedEvilInACan: Grendel RexRex. He was a Drood who murdered his family members and stole their torcs, fusing them with his own to gain godlike power, and almost took over the world. The rest of the Droods managed to put him down, but he was too strong to kill, so they buried him in Siberia.
22nd Apr '16 7:29:31 PM cordychase
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*** The Apocalypse Door, from the same novel, is reputed to have been created by Nicholas Hob, from ''Drinking Midnight Wine''. Molly and Izabella are tipped off about the Immortals when they visit Carys Galloway, another character from that novel.

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*** The Apocalypse Door, from the same novel, is reputed to have been created by Nicholas Hob, from ''Drinking Midnight Wine''. Molly and Izabella Isabella are tipped off about the Immortals when they visit Carys Galloway, another character from that novel.



* DatingCatwoman: [[spoiler: Eddie and Molly Metcalf, to the family. Also, Roger and Harry, taken to Squicky levels when one considers the incest.]]

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* DatingCatwoman: [[spoiler: Eddie and Molly Metcalf, to Metcalf--he's a Drood, she's the family. wild witch of the woods who believes the Droods are fascists. Also, Roger and Harry, taken to Squicky levels when one considers the incest.]]Harry--a Drood and a half-demon who might or might not still be working for Hell at any given moment.



* TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt:

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* TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt:DiscriminateAndSwitch: Martha Drood does ''not'' approve of Roger and Harry. Both Harry and Eddie assume it's because she's part of the conservative Drood old guard and therefore doesn't like that Harry's gay. Her ''real'' issue is that Roger's a half-demon.
* EarlyBirdCameo: When Eddie goes up against an extremely anti-nonhuman faction in the first book, he takes a walk through their containment cells and runs across a half-demon with his tongue cut out. It turns out to be Roger (who, luckily, isn't too fussed Eddie didn't let him out).
* TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt: Basically every book.



* EvenEvilHasStandards: Even ''elves'' don't like Mr. Stab.

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: Even ''elves'' don't like Mr. Stab. An exiled elf lord is mortally offended that Eddie thinks he might know where the man is.



* HealingFactor: The Lambton Worm from ''Casino'' and the blood-red men from ''Lady Faire''.

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* HalfHumanHybrid: Roger Morningstar (human/succubus), and the Blue Fairy (human/elf). Half-demons are more common than half-elves, but both are equally mistrusted (and for good reason, usually).
* 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...]]



* [[spoiler: IncestIsRelative: Harry and Roger are half brothers by the Gray Fox.]]

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* [[spoiler: IncestIsRelative: Harry and Roger are half brothers by the Gray Fox.]]is dating Roger, his half-demon half-brother.



* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters

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* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharactersLoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: There are ''tons'' of Droods, and that's just the beginning.



** [[spoiler: He also uses again in ''For Heaven's Eyes Only'' to banish a major demon of Hell.]]

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** [[spoiler: He also Harry uses it again in ''For Heaven's Eyes Only'' to banish a major demon of Hell.Hell so he can get to Roger.]]



** Lampshaded in ''Daemons'': [[spoiler: "So," I said. "I am left with just a few days to stop the bad guys from destroying the world and save the family from itself. If I hadn't already done this once before, I might be seriously worried."]]

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** Lampshaded in ''Daemons'': [[spoiler: "So," ''Daemons'':
-->"So,"
I said. "I am left with just a few days to stop the bad guys from destroying the world and save the family from itself. If I hadn't already done this once before, I might be seriously worried."]]"
11th Jan '16 11:01:45 AM erforce
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** The Kandarian amulet from the first novel psychically projects creepy pleas to "''[[Franchise/TheEvilDead Join us]]''" into Eddie's head.

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** The Kandarian amulet from the first novel psychically projects creepy pleas to "''[[Franchise/TheEvilDead "''[[Franchise/EvilDead Join us]]''" into Eddie's head.
16th Nov '15 7:50:19 PM cordychase
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* TheAtoner: Mr. Stab, of all people. The reason he's so willing to help Eddie (apart from because Molly asks) is that he wants to make up for the fact he chose to become a vicious serial killer in exchange for immortality. Played with in that he doesn't actually ''stop'' doing the thing he's trying to atone for and is still a total monster 90% of the time.



* EvenEvilHasStandards

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* EvenEvilHasStandardsEvenEvilHasStandards: Even ''elves'' don't like Mr. Stab.



* FateDrivesUsTogether: Subverted an Hell to get an agent cozy with the Droods. [[spoiler: However, Roger actually does fall in love with Harry.]]

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* FateDrivesUsTogether: Subverted an by Hell to get an agent cozy with the Droods. [[spoiler: However, Roger actually does fall in love with Harry.]]



* FirstPersonSmartass

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* FirstPersonSmartassFirstEpisodeSpoiler: 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.]]
* FirstPersonSmartass: Eddie seems to be physically incapable of not snarking.



* PoweredByAForsakenChild: [[spoiler: How did the Droods get there golden armor? Droods give birth to twin babies but one is sacrificed to the Heart to make a torc.]]

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* PoweredByAForsakenChild: [[spoiler: How did the Droods get there their golden armor? Droods always give birth to twin babies but babies, one of which is sacrificed to the Heart to make a torc.]]
25th Oct '15 8:49:56 PM Sharlee
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* BadassTransplant: Many of the Droods who've never left the manor are formidable in their armor, but haven't kept up their training enough to shine without it. Subverted by Eddie, who's proven himself still Badass even when his armor is unavailable, and Martha Drood, who soundly kicked the ass of a far-future supersoldier in a demonstration fight without even touching her torc.

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* BadassTransplant: Many of the Droods who've never left the manor are formidable in their armor, but haven't kept up their training enough to shine without it. Subverted by Eddie, who's repeatedly proven himself still Badass even when his armor is unavailable, and Martha Drood, who soundly kicked the ass of a far-future supersoldier in a demonstration fight without even touching her torc.
25th Oct '15 8:49:27 PM Sharlee
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* BadassTransplant: Many of the Droods who've never left the manor are formidable in their armor, but haven't kept up their training enough to shine without it. Subverted by Eddie, who's proven himself still Badass even when his armor is unavailable, and Martha Drood, who soundly kicked the ass of a far-future supersoldier in a demonstration fight without even touching her torc.
16th Oct '15 5:05:01 PM nombretomado
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*** ''For Heaven's Eyes Only'' references "Description Theory" of {{Planetary}} fame.

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*** ''For Heaven's Eyes Only'' references "Description Theory" of {{Planetary}} ComicBook/{{Planetary}} fame.
26th Jul '15 2:08:50 PM evilian546
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