History Literature / ShadowChildren

4th Jul '16 12:57:43 PM Morgenthaler
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* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: [[spoiler:Oscar Wydell.]]
* CoolHouse: The Grants' home in ''Among the Barons''.

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* %%* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: [[spoiler:Oscar Wydell.]]
* %%* CoolHouse: The Grants' home in ''Among the Barons''.



* {{Dystopia}}: Oh yeah.
* FallingChandelierOfDoom
* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: Practically ''every death in the series.''

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* %%* {{Dystopia}}: Oh yeah.
* %%* FallingChandelierOfDoom
* %%* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: Practically ''every death in the series.''



* TheGovernment

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* %%* TheGovernment



* LawEnforcementInc: The Population Police.
* ManipulativeBastard: [[spoiler:Oscar Wydell again.]]
* TheMole: [[spoiler:Jason Barstow]] in ''Among the Impostors''.

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* %%* LawEnforcementInc: The Population Police.
* %%* ManipulativeBastard: [[spoiler:Oscar Wydell again.]]
* %%* TheMole: [[spoiler:Jason Barstow]] in ''Among the Impostors''.



* PopulationControl: Strictly enforced by [[LawEnforcementInc the Population Police]].
* ReverseMole: [[spoiler: Nedley/Mike]] in both of his appearances.
* TheStarscream: [[spoiler:Oscar Wydell, again.]]

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* %%* PopulationControl: Strictly enforced by [[LawEnforcementInc the Population Police]].
* %%* ReverseMole: [[spoiler: Nedley/Mike]] in both of his appearances.
* %%* TheStarscream: [[spoiler:Oscar Wydell, again.]]
2nd Jul '16 2:05:00 PM Morgenthaler
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* TheObiWan: Mr. Talbot and Mr. Hendricks.
6th Apr '16 6:46:13 AM DrPsyche
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* NotSoDifferent: As much as the revolutionaries try to claim the moral high-ground, they can be as pointlessly callous as the Government. When the village Lee and the officer threaten revolt, their first action is to kill the abusive officer and their second action is to try and kill the junior officer after he tries to take some food. Much later they shoot an unarmed truck driver to hijack the food he was carrying (and at that point in the story it's been established that many government workers were strong-armed into their positions because it was the only way to get food).



* WhatMeasureIsAMook: Matthias get's shanghaied into the Population Police by an officer named Teddy. Teddy, Mike and all the other officers are friendly, hard working people who actually believe that what they're doing is for the best. Teddy later dies handling poisoned ID tags, and a memorial is set up for him.

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* WhatMeasureIsAMook: WhatMeasureIsAMook:
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Matthias get's shanghaied into the Population Police by an officer named Teddy. Teddy, Mike and all the other officers are friendly, hard working people who actually believe that what they're doing is for the best. Teddy later dies handling poisoned ID tags, and a memorial is set up for him.
** In the books climax, Matthias and Mike knock out a guard, raid the food storage, and set it to detonate. Only to realize that the guard the knocked out was left unconscious inside, and Matthias goes back to save
him.
18th Dec '14 2:26:01 AM ayjazz
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* GaiasLament: Droughts sometime before the series caused food shortages, forcing population control.
30th Aug '14 7:02:47 AM LadyYuki
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* DeadPersonImpersonation: Luke impersonates Lee Grant for the most of the series, who died in a skiing accident. [[spoiler:It was more complicated than that - notably, it definitely wasn't an accident.]]

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* DeadPersonImpersonation: Luke impersonates a boy by the name of Lee Grant for the most of the series, Grant, who died in a skiing accident. accident, for most of the series, [[spoiler:It was more complicated than that - notably, it definitely wasn't an accident.]]



* HideYourChildren: Luke was in hiding for a reason.
** NoPlaceForAJuvenile: Unless you're a first and/or second born course of. For third-born children and beyond... well, one can figure out what happens if caught.

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* HideYourChildren: Luke was in hiding for a reason.
** NoPlaceForAJuvenile: Unless you're a first and/or second
The fate of any child born course of. For third-born children and beyond... well, one can figure out what happens if caught.into a family that already has two offspring.
2nd Dec '13 7:43:44 PM AlphaDog13
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* HideYourChildren: Luke was in hiding for a reason.
** NoPlaceForAJuvenile: Unless you're a first and/or second born course of. For third-born children and beyond... well, one can figure out what happens if caught.
8th Apr '13 9:10:41 PM DrPsyche
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* HeroOfAnotherStory: Mike/Nedley's actions as a revolutionary aren't shown, only when he needs to save someone, or halp the protagonist. Mr. Talbot as well is implied to lead some sort of resistance.

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* HeroOfAnotherStory: Mike/Nedley's [[spoiler: Mike/Nedley's]] actions as a revolutionary aren't shown, only when he needs to save someone, or halp help the protagonist. Mr. Talbot as well is implied to lead some sort of resistance.



* ReverseMole: Nedley/Mike in both of his appearances.

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* ReverseMole: Nedley/Mike [[spoiler: Nedley/Mike]] in both of his appearances.



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: The Chauffeur from "Among the Brave" was revealed to be a resistance member, and joins with the others to fight them from inside the Population Police, he's never heard from again. Nina does mention that she and all the other infiltrators were unevenly distributed, and were sent to different areas. Nedley was also introduced in that book, later appearing in the next book under the name Mike. He's absent from the final book.

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Several characters have their fates left up in the air:
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The Chauffeur from "Among the Brave" was revealed to be a resistance member, and joins with the others to fight them from inside the Population Police, he's never heard from again. Nina does mention that she and all the other infiltrators were unevenly distributed, and were sent to different areas.
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Nedley was also introduced in that book, later appearing in the next book under the name Mike. [[spoiler: Mike]]. He's absent from the final book.book.
** Jason Barstow has a cameo in book 6, but after that he disappears, presumably having fled.
8th Apr '13 10:03:41 AM DrPsyche
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* HeroOfAnotherStory: Mike/Nedley's actions as a revolutionary aren't shown, only when he needs to save someone, or halp the protagonist. Mr. Talbot as well is implied to lead some sort of resistance.
8th Apr '13 2:02:31 AM DrPsyche
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* AffablyEvil: Several of the Population Police officers, like the one who speaks to Mr. Talbot in book 1, and in book 6, Teddy, the Commander, and several officers are all friendly and easy going. The Commander in Among the Brave is also quite nice to Trey when addressed in an formal manner, he does get irritated when not getting a fax. Mike's a subversion, he's the ReverseMole and not an enemy.
8th Apr '13 1:59:48 AM DrPsyche
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* AscendedExtra: Luke's brother Mark becomes TheLancer to Trey in Among the Brave.


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* ReverseMole: Nedley/Mike in both of his appearances.


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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: The Chauffeur from "Among the Brave" was revealed to be a resistance member, and joins with the others to fight them from inside the Population Police, he's never heard from again. Nina does mention that she and all the other infiltrators were unevenly distributed, and were sent to different areas. Nedley was also introduced in that book, later appearing in the next book under the name Mike. He's absent from the final book.
* WhatMeasureIsAMook: Matthias get's shanghaied into the Population Police by an officer named Teddy. Teddy, Mike and all the other officers are friendly, hard working people who actually believe that what they're doing is for the best. Teddy later dies handling poisoned ID tags, and a memorial is set up for him.
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