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9th May '16 2:45:50 PM sll1065
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Series of ten novels (so far), three written by Creator/RobertLudlum, the rest [[FranchiseZombie by Eric Van Lustbader]]. In the Ludlum book, the man who will eventually become "Jason Bourne" is really David Webb, a foreign service officer specializing in Far East Affairs. While on assignment in Cambodia, his wife and children were inadvertently slaughtered in an action against the Viet Cong. Mad with grief he fled and joined Medusa, a special forces death squad made up of hardcore criminal types. After the war, he was a recruited to the Treadstone 7, a joint-Military Intelligence-CIA program that was going after the [real life] legendary assassin, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlos_the_Jackal Carlos the Jackal]]. David Webb takes on the name of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jason_Bourne Jason Bourne]] as part of his plan to lure out Carlos the Jackal by taking credit for Carlos' kills, then kill him.

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Series of ten novels (so far), three written by Creator/RobertLudlum, the rest [[FranchiseZombie by Eric Van Lustbader]]. In the Ludlum book, the man who will eventually become "Jason Bourne" is really David Webb, a foreign service officer specializing in Far East Affairs. While on assignment in Cambodia, his wife and children were inadvertently slaughtered in an action against the Viet Cong. Mad with grief he fled and joined Medusa, a special forces death squad made up of hardcore criminal types. criminals. After the war, he was a recruited to the Treadstone 7, 71, a joint-Military Intelligence-CIA Intelligence/CIA program that was going after the [real life] legendary assassin, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlos_the_Jackal Carlos the Jackal]]. David Webb takes on the name of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jason_Bourne Jason Bourne]] as part of his plan to lure out Carlos the Jackal by taking credit for Carlos' kills, then kill him.
9th May '16 2:43:23 PM sll1065
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Series of ten novels (so far), three written by Creator/RobertLudlum, the rest [[FranchiseZombie by Eric Van Lustbader]]. In the Ludlum book, the man who will eventually become "Jason Bourne" is really David Webb, a foreign service officer specializing in Far East Affairs. While on assignment in Cambodia, his wife and children were inadvertently slaughtered in an action against the Viet Cong. Mad with grief he fled and joined Medusa, a special forces death squad made up of hardcore criminal types. After the war, he was a recruited to the Treadstone 7, a joint-Military Intelligence-CIA program that was going after the [real life] legendary assassin, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlos_the_Jackal Carlos the Jackal]]. David Webb takes on the name of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jason_Bourne Jason Bourne]] as part of his plan to lure out Carlos the Jackal by taking credit for Carlos' kills, then kill him.

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Series of ten novels (so far), three written by Creator/RobertLudlum, the rest [[FranchiseZombie by Eric Van Lustbader]]. In the Ludlum book, the man who will eventually become "Jason Bourne" is really David Webb, a foreign service officer specializing in Far East Affairs. Affairs. While on assignment in Cambodia, his wife and children were inadvertently slaughtered in an action against the Viet Cong. Cong. Mad with grief he fled and joined Medusa, a special forces death squad made up of hardcore criminal types. types. After the war, he was a recruited to the Treadstone 7, a joint-Military Intelligence-CIA program that was going after the [real life] legendary assassin, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlos_the_Jackal Carlos the Jackal]]. David Webb takes on the name of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jason_Bourne Jason Bourne]] as part of his plan to lure out Carlos the Jackal by taking credit for Carlos' kills, then kill him.
9th May '16 2:42:20 PM sll1065
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Series of ten novels (so far), three written by Creator/RobertLudlum, the rest [[FranchiseZombie by Eric Van Lustbader]]. They involve Jason Bourne, an ex-{{CIA}} assassin, who was involved in the Vietnam War as part of a secret organisation called Medusa. His goal was to create the image of a great assassin to lure out and kill (real-life assassin) [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlos_the_Jackal Carlos the Jackal]].

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Series of ten novels (so far), three written by Creator/RobertLudlum, the rest [[FranchiseZombie by Eric Van Lustbader]]. They involve Jason Bourne, In the Ludlum book, the man who will eventually become "Jason Bourne" is really David Webb, a foreign service officer specializing in Far East Affairs. While on assignment in Cambodia, his wife and children were inadvertently slaughtered in an ex-{{CIA}} action against the Viet Cong. Mad with grief he fled and joined Medusa, a special forces death squad made up of hardcore criminal types. After the war, he was a recruited to the Treadstone 7, a joint-Military Intelligence-CIA program that was going after the [real life] legendary assassin, who was involved in the Vietnam War as part of a secret organisation called Medusa. His goal was to create the image of a great assassin to lure out and kill (real-life assassin) [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlos_the_Jackal Carlos the Jackal]].
Jackal]]. David Webb takes on the name of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jason_Bourne Jason Bourne]] as part of his plan to lure out Carlos the Jackal by taking credit for Carlos' kills, then kill him.
22nd Feb '16 3:29:30 PM TARINunit9
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* {{Flanderization}}: Pops up badly in Eric van Lustbader's books. Especially problematic is how Bourne himself goes from a [[ClassicalAntihero fallible]] {{badass}} to just... fallible.

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* {{Flanderization}}: Pops up badly in Eric van Lustbader's books. Especially problematic is how Bourne himself goes from a [[ClassicalAntihero fallible]] {{badass}} to just... fallible.[[BadassDecay fallible]].
22nd Feb '16 3:19:55 PM TARINunit9
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* {{Flanderization}}: Eric van Lustbader's books.

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* {{Flanderization}}: Pops up badly in Eric van Lustbader's books.books. Especially problematic is how Bourne himself goes from a [[ClassicalAntihero fallible]] {{badass}} to just... fallible.
4th Sep '15 5:46:20 AM Morgenthaler
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* DatedHistory: Not only has the real Carlos the Jackal been captured, but he's no longer regarded as the BigBad terrorist mastermind of popular myth.



* HistoryMarchesOn: Not only has the real Carlos the Jackal been captured, but he's no longer regarded as the BigBad terrorist mastermind of popular myth.
20th Apr '15 11:45:21 AM nombretomado
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15th Apr '15 9:53:42 PM surgoshan
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* MasterOfDisguise: Bourne's story was influenced by real-life 20th-century assassin Carlos "The Jackal", who was infamous for his ability to blend in and elude the authorities. See also ''Literature/TheDayOfTheJackal'', another espionage thriller and resulting films [[LifeImitatesArt where Carlos supposedly got his nickname]].

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* MasterOfDisguise: Bourne's story was influenced by real-life 20th-century assassin Carlos "The Jackal", who was infamous for his ability to blend in and elude the authorities. See also ''Literature/TheDayOfTheJackal'', another espionage thriller and resulting films [[LifeImitatesArt where Carlos supposedly got his nickname]]. Bournés light gray eyes are perfect for color-changing contacts, his hair is easily died, and he even underwent plastic surgery to make his face unmemorable. On top of that, not only is he so fluent in multiple languages that he can alter his accent in each in order to play a role, but he can assume a role on a moment's notice, from arrogant tourist to low class fisherman to purchaser of haute couture. As per the trope, Bourne even calls himself The Chameleon. A lot.
15th Apr '15 9:42:04 PM surgoshan
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** Also for the film series. Bourne is a US government operative, part of an organization called Treadstone, with amnesia who operates out of Europe. He meets a woman named Marie and deals with a man named Conklin. That's about all the films have in common with the books.
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