History Literature / TheBourneSeries

13th Feb '17 11:19:27 AM Tsar673
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* AGodAmI: Carlos has a pretty massive ego

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* AGodAmI: Carlos has a pretty massive egoego.


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* SplitPersonality: Bourne, in Ludlum's novels and the early Lustbader novels. On the one hand he is 'David Webb', an academic and family man. On the other hand, he is 'Jason Bourne', a lethal covert operative and a ruthless killer. While he tries to lead a normal life as Webb, the slightest hint of danger to his family causes the 'Bourne identity' to resurface. In Lustbader's novels [[spoiler: once Marie dies, he more or less abandons the 'David Webb' identity and is consumed by 'Jason Bourne', though he continues to question who he really is, given that 'Bourne' was a construct created by Treadstone.]]
13th Feb '17 11:07:30 AM Tsar673
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* ExpansionPackPast: Bourne, due to his amnesia. While Ludlum more or less filled in Bourne's backstory in the first novel itself, Lustbader continues to expand upon Bourne's pre-amnesia past. Scarcely a novel goes by without at least one character resurfacing from Bourne's past, or the central plot of the novel in some way relating to an old Treadstone mission of Bourne's.


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* RememberTheNewGuy: Justified somewhat, due to Bourne's amnesia. Throughout the novels, Bourne continues to meet people whom he doesn't remember, but who know him very well and have played an important role in his forgotten past. Lustbader particularly loves using this trope in his continuation novels, with major characters like Soraya Moore and Colonel Boris Karpov among others having first met Bourne before his memory loss.
26th Nov '16 2:26:01 PM fruitstripegum
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Made into a TV mini-series in 1988 that was fairly faithful to the first novel, and a [[Film/TheBourneSeries series of movies]] that drops the Carlos plotline and [[SettingUpdate recasts Bourne as a]] PresentDay black-ops CIA assassin.

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Made into a TV mini-series in 1988 starring Richard Chamberlain and Jaclyn Smith that was fairly faithful to the first novel, and a [[Film/TheBourneSeries series of movies]] that drops the Carlos plotline and [[SettingUpdate recasts Bourne as a]] PresentDay black-ops CIA assassin.
23rd Nov '16 12:46:14 AM Ghostkaiba297
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** Also, [[spoiler:Carlos, the BigBad himself, is killed in the 1988 adaptation, where he escaped in the book.]]
3rd Nov '16 4:26:57 PM dlchen145
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* {{Badass}}: Bourne has no problem taking you out, even if he doesn't have a gun.



* {{Flanderization}}: Pops up badly in Eric van Lustbader's books. Especially problematic is how Bourne himself goes from a [[ClassicalAntihero fallible]] {{badass}} to just... [[BadassDecay 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}} badass to just... [[BadassDecay fallible]].
31st Aug '16 4:30:23 AM Saveelich
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Made into a TV mini-series in 1988 that was fairly faithful to the first novel, and a recent [[Film/TheBourneSeries series of movies]] that drops the Carlos plotline and [[SettingUpdate recasts Bourne as a]] PresentDay black-ops CIA assassin.

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Made into a TV mini-series in 1988 that was fairly faithful to the first novel, and a recent [[Film/TheBourneSeries series of movies]] that drops the Carlos plotline and [[SettingUpdate recasts Bourne as a]] PresentDay black-ops CIA assassin.
14th May '16 9:38:25 AM mrnickname
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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.
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