History Literature / TheGrimnoirChronicles

19th Jun '16 12:11:39 AM nombretomado
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* EncyclopediaExposita: Each chapter is opened with some historical quote, throwing out hints about the AlternateHistory, such as Hitler being executed before rising to power, TheodoreRoosevelt dying in WorldWarOne against the Kaiser's zombies, etc. Some are fictitious, some are modified version of real life quotes, some are said at a different time and place, and some are just the same as a real life.

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* EncyclopediaExposita: Each chapter is opened with some historical quote, throwing out hints about the AlternateHistory, such as Hitler being executed before rising to power, TheodoreRoosevelt UsefulNotes/TheodoreRoosevelt dying in WorldWarOne against the Kaiser's zombies, etc. Some are fictitious, some are modified version of real life quotes, some are said at a different time and place, and some are just the same as a real life.
4th Jun '16 9:00:18 AM Goldfritha
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* CommonalityConnection: Despite his detesting Okies, when Travelin' Joe guesses that Faye might be a Traveler, he feels impelled to find out and then show her how to survive.


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* MeaningfulRename:
** Several Iron Guards adopt a new name
** Whisper and Lady Origami both adopted the nicknames they were given (when too traumatized to speak) as their names as they TookALevelInBadass.
16th May '16 8:07:59 PM Goldfritha
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* DamselInDistress:
** At one point, Jane is kidnapped, and a rescue must be mounted.
** Both Lady Origami and Whisper, in their backstories. Their nicknames stem from the way that, at the time of their rescue, they were too traumatized to speak and give their names. Both subsequently TookALevelInBadass.


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* TookALevelInBadass: Whisper and Lady Origami both had backstories of turning from Damsels In Distress to effective and dangerous agents of Grimnoir.
15th May '16 4:03:25 PM Goldfritha
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* FakingTheDead: The Grimnoir include several allegedly dead characters.
** Lance pretended to have died in the attack that killed his wife and their baby.
** Browning feigned that he had suffered a fatal heart attack.
** Later, [[spoiler:Faye does this to let her handle the Spellbound problems.]]
13th May '16 6:26:26 PM Goldfritha
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* DangerousForbiddenTechnique: Using too much of your Power will kill you. (And everyone who risks in during the trilogy does die. And be awesome.)
30th Apr '16 7:38:08 PM Goldfritha
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* {{Ronin}}: The Chairman's backstory
25th Apr '16 5:39:32 PM Goldfritha
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* LastRequest: [[spoiler:Delilah]] makes one as a zombie, rather commandingly. [[spoiler:Jake is to get over here, marry, have kids, and live to a ripe old age.]]
24th Apr '16 3:35:45 PM Goldfritha
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* MakeUpIsEvil: Downplayed. Faye thinks that Whisper's make up is a bit scandalous in America; she supposes it's different in France.
24th Apr '16 1:17:45 PM Goldfritha
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* EqualOpportunityEvil: The Chairman doesn't mind -- hence Madi in the Iron Guard -- but realities mean that the Iron Guard is mostly Japanese.
24th Apr '16 12:00:31 PM Goldfritha
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* FlawExploitation: Everyone's been told that you're evil. How can you tell them what the real evil guyrs are doing? [[spoiler:Indulge in some "Villainous Gloating".]]

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* FlawExploitation: Everyone's been told that you're evil. How can you tell them what the real evil guyrs guys are doing? [[spoiler:Indulge in some "Villainous Gloating".]]]]
* FriendlyFire: [[spoiler: Faye attacks Jake, believing he's Madi; Lady Origami attacks Faye when she appears out of nowhere; Faye attacks Toru when he wants to join up.]] None lethal but some serious consequences ensue.
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