History Literature / TheBourneSeries

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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* ColdWar

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* ColdWarUsefulNotes/ColdWar
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.
9th Apr '15 2:43:49 AM Medinoc
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The first novel, ''The Bourne Identity'', involves Jason Bourne losing his memory and being hunted through the streets of Paris by the CIA (who think he's dodgy) and Carlos the Jackal (who just wants to kill him). On his way, he meets (well, more or less kidnaps) a Canadian economist called Marie St Jacques.

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The first novel, ''The Bourne Identity'', Identity'' (1980), involves Jason Bourne losing his memory and being hunted through the streets of Paris by the CIA (who think he's dodgy) and Carlos the Jackal (who just wants to kill him). On his way, he meets (well, more or less kidnaps) a Canadian economist called Marie St Jacques.
13th Oct '14 7:21:37 AM Tsar673
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* PutOnABus: Disturbingly common in the Lustbader continuation novels.



* ReplacementLoveInterest: in Lustbader's books, Moira replaces Marie.
* Retcanon: The movies have significantly influenced the continuation novels by Lustbader. For instance, Bourne is considered a RogueAgent by the CIA, just as he is in the movies (whereas in Ludlum's novels [[spoiler: he cooperates with the CIA in the latter installments]]. Also, characters like [[spoiler: Marie and Alex Conklin were killed]], just like they were in the movies, whereas they [[spoiler: survived]] in the original books.

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* ReplacementLoveInterest: in In Lustbader's books, Moira replaces Marie.
Marie. Later, she herself is replaced by Rebekka.
* Retcanon: {{Retcanon}}: The movies have significantly influenced the continuation novels by Lustbader. For instance, Bourne is considered a RogueAgent by the CIA, just as he is in the movies (whereas in Ludlum's novels [[spoiler: he cooperates with the CIA in the latter installments]]. Also, characters like [[spoiler: Marie and Alex Conklin were killed]], just like they were in the movies, whereas they [[spoiler: survived]] in the original books.
13th Oct '14 7:18:22 AM Tsar673
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* DeathByAdaptation: [[spoiler: Alex Conklin]], in both the 1988 TV adaptation and the 2000's film series. Also [[spoiler: Marie in the film series]]. Interestingly, though both characters survived the Ludlum novels, [[spoiler: they ended up getting killed in the Lustbader continuations. See {{Retcanon}}]]
13th Oct '14 7:04:58 AM Tsar673
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* {{Retcon}}: See FalseFlagOperation. In Ludlum's novel, Bourne is no assassin; he's just a tough man who takes credit of assassination. In Lustbader's, Bourne was a full-blown assassin for the CIA, much like [[Retcanon in the movies]].

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* {{Retcon}}: See FalseFlagOperation. In Ludlum's novel, Bourne is no assassin; he's just a tough man who takes credit of assassination. In Lustbader's, Bourne was a full-blown assassin for the CIA, much like [[Retcanon [[{{Retcanon}} in the movies]].
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