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6th Apr '16 8:51:16 PM Mdumas43073
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Before ''ComicBook/BlackGas'', ''ComicBook/{{Crossed}}'', [[Series/{{Firefly}} the Reavers]], and all of the other HatePlague[=s=] that have been turning up lately, there was '''''The Fog''''', a 1975 horror novel by English horror author JamesHerbert.

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Before ''ComicBook/BlackGas'', ''ComicBook/{{Crossed}}'', [[Series/{{Firefly}} the Reavers]], and all of the other HatePlague[=s=] that have been turning up lately, there was '''''The Fog''''', ''The Fog'', a 1975 horror novel by English horror author JamesHerbert.Creator/JamesHerbert.
14th May '15 12:41:25 AM Mdumas43073
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There is no relation between this novel and Creator/JohnCarpenter's 1980 horror film [[Film/TheFog of the same name]].
12th Apr '15 7:48:35 PM WillBGood
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* DangerousDeviceDisposalDebacle: A lampshade is hung on the fact that [[CouldHaveAvoidedAllThisPlot all this could have been avoided]] if the Fog had been destroyed instead of simply [[SealedEvilInACan buried deep underground,]] though it turns out that was something of a desperation tactic because nobody could figure out ''how'' to destroy it. The unfortunate breakdown in communications that led to a defence contractor dropping their new prototype bunker-buster on the damn thing is less excusable.

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* DangerousDeviceDisposalDebacle: A lampshade is hung on the fact that [[CouldHaveAvoidedAllThisPlot [[CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot all this could have been avoided]] if the Fog had been destroyed instead of simply [[SealedEvilInACan buried deep underground,]] though it turns out that was something of a desperation tactic because nobody could figure out ''how'' to destroy it. The unfortunate breakdown in communications that led to a defence contractor dropping their new prototype bunker-buster on the damn thing is less excusable.
27th Mar '14 10:10:49 AM Jake
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* AlmostLethalWeapons / PlotArmor: The fog drives everyone exposed to it permanently insane, except for the protagonist who was the first one to be exposed to it, and this for some reason conferred lifelong [[AcquiredPoisonImmunity immunity]] to it after suffering its effects for about a week. He spends the rest of the novel being the only one who can get close to the fog without succumbing.

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* AlmostLethalWeapons / PlotArmor: The fog drives everyone exposed to it permanently insane, except for the protagonist who was the first one to be exposed to it, and this for some reason conferred lifelong [[AcquiredPoisonImmunity immunity]] to it after suffering its effects for about a week. He spends the rest of the novel being the only one who can get close to the fog without succumbing. succumbing.
** This is given a [[HandWave brief explanation]]; basically, while he was being treated for unrelated physical injuries he suffered before being infected, the doctors at a local hospital hit on an effective cure more or less by accident. Unfortunately, by the time anyone realises this the Fog has spread so far that people are being infected faster than they can be cured.



* DangerousDeviceDisposalDebacle: A lampshade is hung on the fact that [[CouldHaveAvoidedAllThisPlot all this could have been avoided]] if the Fog had been destroyed instead of simply [[SealedEvilInACan buried deep underground,]] though it turns out that was something of a desperation tactic because nobody could figure out ''how'' to destroy it. The unfortunate breakdown in communications that led to a defence contractor dropping their new prototype bunker-buster on the damn thing is less excusable.



* LiteralAssKicking: A banker affected by the fog starts relentlessly kicking a random man in the behind.

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* LiteralAssKicking: A banker bank manager (who was probably one bad day from GoingPostal anyway) affected by the fog starts relentlessly kicking a random man passers-by in the behind.
19th Jan '14 2:04:10 PM twingle93
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* AlmostLethalWeapons / PlotArmor: The fog drives everyone exposed to it permanently insane, except for the protagonist who was the first one to be exposed to it, and this for some reason conferred lifelong immunity to it after suffering its effects for about a week. He spends the rest of the novel being the only one who can get close to the fog without succumbing.

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* AlmostLethalWeapons / PlotArmor: The fog drives everyone exposed to it permanently insane, except for the protagonist who was the first one to be exposed to it, and this for some reason conferred lifelong immunity [[AcquiredPoisonImmunity immunity]] to it after suffering its effects for about a week. He spends the rest of the novel being the only one who can get close to the fog without succumbing.
19th Jan '14 2:00:36 PM twingle93
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* AlmostLethalWeapons/PlotArmor: The fog drives everyone exposed to it permanently insane, except for the protagonist who was the first one to be exposed to it, and this for some reason conferred lifelong immunity to it after suffering its effects for about a week. He spends the rest of the novel being the only one who can get close to the fog without succumbing.

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* AlmostLethalWeapons/PlotArmor: AlmostLethalWeapons / PlotArmor: The fog drives everyone exposed to it permanently insane, except for the protagonist who was the first one to be exposed to it, and this for some reason conferred lifelong immunity to it after suffering its effects for about a week. He spends the rest of the novel being the only one who can get close to the fog without succumbing.
19th Jan '14 2:00:19 PM twingle93
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* AlmostLethalWeapons/PlotArmor: The fog drives everyone exposed to it permanently insane, except for the protagonist who was the first one to be exposed to it, and this for some reason conferred lifelong immunity to it after suffering its effects for about a week. He spends the rest of the novel being the only one who can get close to the fog without succumbing.
13th Sep '13 2:44:46 PM WhiteCrane
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* WorldHealingWave: Subverted. When the fog's core is incinerated, it disperses and reveals clear blue sky, but everyone affected is still insane.
13th Sep '13 1:20:58 PM WhiteCrane
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** This is also the fate of [[spoiler:the scientist who created the fog, having no moral compass. Unfortunately, when he succumbed to the fog's effects in the laboratory, [[NoPlansNoPrototypeNoBackup he destroyed all of his notes when he went insane]].]]

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** This is also the fate of [[spoiler:the scientist who created the fog, having no moral compass. Unfortunately, when he succumbed to the fog's effects in the laboratory, [[NoPlansNoPrototypeNoBackup he destroyed all of his notes when he went insane]].notes]].]]
13th Sep '13 1:19:02 PM WhiteCrane
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* UnusuallyUninterestingSight: Induced. Holman notes that, despite going insane, some of the fog's victims simply go about their everyday lives like nothing is out of the ordinary, such as waiting at a bus stop amongst the pandemonium.
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