History Literature / SolomonKane

18th Jan '18 7:10:05 AM Gaon
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* AnimalMotifs: Solomon Kane is often likened to a wolf for his speed and fierce nature. Interestingly his first foe in his first story ("Red Shadows") was a french sadistic mercenary called Le Loup (i.e the Wolf).


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* CharacterDevelopment: Kane has an arc in that he starts off [[MagicIsEvil very close-minded and suspicious of pagan magic]], but through his friendship with N'longa he slowly starts to realize Voodoo magic may have a righteousness of its own in the end.


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* EvilCounterpart: Le Loup, the sadistic French mercenary, is of a similar background to Kane himself (hardcore war veterans, expert swordsmen, now wandering the world) and both are likened to wolves.


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* HungryJungle: African wilderness. N'longa even says as much:
-->'''N'longa''': “You take care—that one fellow jungle, she pluck your bones yet!"


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* LastOfHisKind: Kane meets the last Atlantian in the Lost city of Negari during ''The Moon of Skulls'', who gives a long account of the rise and fall of his people before dying out for good.


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* MissingWhiteWomanSyndrome: Solomon is quite often (''Red Shadows'', ''The Moon of Skulls'', ''The Footfalls Within'', ''The Blue Flame of Vengeance'') laser-focusing on a missing white girl in danger (despite the fact more often than not a lot of other people are also in danger). On his defense, he almost always ends up saving the other people in danger as well.


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* SlaveryIsASpecialKindOfEvil: If you keep slaves, Kane ''will end you''. It's the only sort of crime that almost immediately makes Solomon [[BerserkButton lose all cool]] and recklessly throw himself at danger.
3rd Jan '18 5:00:01 AM Nautilus1
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** It falls in line with Kane's strict Christian worldview. Even if he had the means to fight and destroy single-handed the murderous cult in "The Moon of Skulls" (which was blatantly impossible), this was mass murder, a great sin by itself. By shooting their skull idol, their own cruelty and madness drove them to self-destruction, while the earthquake (God's action) completed the razing of their city. Practically Kane used sword, dagger and pistol throughout only in self-defense and he ended the adventure with clean hands, which was a feat in itself.

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** It falls in line with Kane's strict Christian worldview. Even if he had the means to fight and destroy single-handed the murderous cult in "The Moon of Skulls" (which was blatantly impossible), this was mass murder, a great sin by itself. By shooting their skull idol, [[HoistByHisOwnPetard their own cruelty and madness drove them to self-destruction, self-destruction]], while the earthquake (God's action) completed the razing of their city. Practically Kane used sword, dagger and pistol throughout only in self-defense and he ended the adventure with clean hands, which was a feat in itself.
2nd Jan '18 1:51:25 PM Nautilus1
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** It falls in line with Kane's strict Christian worldview. Even if he had the means to fight and destroy single-handed the murderous cult in "The Moon of Skulls" (which was blatantly impossible), this was mass murder, a great sin by itself. By shooting their skull idol, their own cruelty and madness drove them to self-destruction, while the earthquake (God's action) completed the razing of their city. Practically Kane used sword, dagger and pistol throughout only in self-defense and he ended the adventure with clean hands, which was a feat in itself.
15th Oct '17 10:34:36 AM Chabal2
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* LogicalWeakness: Kane and N'longa encounter a tribe of zombies (well, they call them vampires, but are closer to the modern definition). They're defeated by N'longa summoning a gigantic wave of vultures, who know dead meat when they see it.



** Subverted again in ''Hills Of The Dead'', when a girl impressed by Kane's [[CurbStompBattle one shot kill of a charging lion]] deems him a god. With humility fitting a Puritan he answers "I'm no God, just a man like you, though my skin color is different".

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** Subverted again in ''Hills Of The Dead'', when a girl impressed by Kane's [[CurbStompBattle one shot one-shot kill of a charging lion]] deems him a god. With humility fitting a Puritan he answers "I'm no God, just a man like you, though my skin color is different". Despite this, she keeps calling him a god.
13th Jun '17 3:04:45 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* EloquentInMyNativeTongue: N'longa. When he speaks to Kane through his dreams and in one of the river language Kane knows, he's impressively well-spoken to the point of delivering a fairly epic DarkIsNotEvil speech at the end of "The Hills of the Dead". However, he sticks to pidgin English when talking to Kane simply because he's proud that he's learned it.

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* EloquentInMyNativeTongue: N'longa. When he speaks to Kane through his dreams and in one of the river language languages Kane knows, he's impressively well-spoken to the point of delivering a fairly epic DarkIsNotEvil speech at the end of "The Hills of the Dead". However, he sticks to pidgin English when talking to Kane simply because he's proud that he's learned it.
13th May '17 4:49:22 AM SorPepita
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* MightyWhitey: subverted in ''Wings in the Night'', when villagers in Africa, impressed by Solomon's guns, beg him to protect them against flying monsters. [[spoiler:Kane is helpless when an overwhelming horde of monsters slaughter the entire population]].

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* MightyWhitey: subverted Subverted in ''Wings in the Night'', when villagers in Africa, impressed by Solomon's guns, beg him to protect them against flying monsters. [[spoiler:Kane is helpless when an overwhelming horde of monsters slaughter the entire population]].



* {{Mundanger}} : The Fishhawk and his men from "Blades of the Brotherhood."

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* {{Mundanger}} : {{Mundanger}}: The Fishhawk and his men from "Blades of the Brotherhood."
5th Mar '17 10:32:28 AM nombretomado
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* FightDracula: MarvelComics had Kane fight Dracula in a pair of interconnected tales that ran in ''ComicBook/DraculaLives'' and ''[[ComicBook/ConanTheBarbarian Savage Sword of Conan]]''.

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* FightDracula: MarvelComics Creator/MarvelComics had Kane fight Dracula in a pair of interconnected tales that ran in ''ComicBook/DraculaLives'' and ''[[ComicBook/ConanTheBarbarian Savage Sword of Conan]]''.



* SilverBullet: Kane uses one in "The Silver Beast of Tonker Town", one of the original stories MarvelComics ran in ''[[ComicBook/ConanTheBarbarian Savage Sword of Conan]]''.

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* SilverBullet: Kane uses one in "The Silver Beast of Tonker Town", one of the original stories MarvelComics Creator/MarvelComics ran in ''[[ComicBook/ConanTheBarbarian Savage Sword of Conan]]''.
27th Feb '17 8:56:31 PM Rebu
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** From "The Moon of Skulls", though it's more the ''opposite'' of a boast; it's a sign of humility;
--->Nay, alone I am a weak creature, having no strength or might in me; yet in times past hath God made me a great vessel of wrath and a sword of deliverance. And, I trust, shall do so again.
19th Jan '17 5:00:22 AM Morgenthaler
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The Solomon Kane stories (like most of Howard's writing) are a peripheral part of the CthulhuMythos. One story, "Death's Black Riders" (by Robert E. Howard and C.J. Henderson), pits Kane against Tsathoggua, a well-known [[EldritchAbomination Great Old One]].

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The Solomon Kane stories (like most of Howard's writing) are a peripheral part of the CthulhuMythos.Franchise/CthulhuMythos. One story, "Death's Black Riders" (by Robert E. Howard and C.J. Henderson), pits Kane against Tsathoggua, a well-known [[EldritchAbomination Great Old One]].
4th Jan '17 3:10:48 PM foxley
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* CollapsingLair: In "The Moon of Skulls", the lost city of Negari is destroyed by an earthquake just after Kane kills the quuen, and Kane is forced to flee through the collapsing city.
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