History Literature / TheHollows

6th Feb '16 8:49:27 AM set-a-rabbit
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** Rachel favorite expression when things get complicated is "Crap on toast," unsurprising given that she's not too fond of stronger language. Trent catches himself using it as well in "Million-Dollar Baby."
4th Dec '15 11:40:39 AM Loethlin
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** Keasley [[spoiler:aka Leon Bairnes]] as of ''Black Magic Sanction''.
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** Keasley [[spoiler:aka Leon Bairnes]] as of ''Black Magic Sanction''. Implied to have passed in ''A Perfect Blood''.
4th Dec '15 2:32:05 AM Loethlin
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* "Trouble on Reserve" * "Sudden Backtrack"
9th Sep '15 5:07:15 AM Morgenthaler
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Absurdly Youthful Mother has been made into a supertrope. Wicks will be moved to subtropes where appropriate.
* AbsurdlyYouthfulMother: It's been mentioned a few times in the series that witches age slowly once they reach adulthood, which presumably leads to a lot of this. Case in point: Rachel's mother is past retirement age for a human, but can pass for Rachel's sister with the right clothes.

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* AbsurdlyYouthfulMother: SupernaturallyYoungParent: It's been mentioned a few times in the series that witches age slowly once they reach adulthood, which presumably leads to a lot of this. Case in point: Rachel's mother is past retirement age for a human, but can pass for Rachel's sister with the right clothes.
8th Aug '15 4:30:58 PM set-a-rabbit
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* DepravedBisexual: Piscary
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* DepravedBisexual: PiscaryPiscary, unquestionably, and seemingly Al as well.
2nd Aug '15 10:21:23 AM set-a-rabbit
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* {{Fingore}}: Al, in a fit of rage, cuts off two of Trent's fingers in ''Pale Demon.''

** ''Black Magic Sanction'': [[spoiler: Rachel, after untwisting the curse that made her small, presents the priceless elf porn statue to Trent on stage. In front of a crowd. And news cameras.]]
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** ''Black Magic Sanction'': [[spoiler: Rachel, after untwisting the curse that made her small, presents the priceless elf porn statue to Trent on stage. In front of a crowd. And news cameras. Of course, of all things, she uses the pages of Trent's speech [[HandOrObjectUnderwear to cover herself]].]]
26th Jul '15 3:46:32 PM set-a-rabbit
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* FriendlyEnemy: Trent[[spoiler:, later Al, Newt and Minias. Arguably the demon race in general toward Rachel when it is revealed she is part demon.]]
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* FriendlyEnemy: Trent[[spoiler:, later Al, Newt and Minias. Arguably the demon race in general toward Rachel when it is revealed she is part a demon.]]

** Nick fits this trope better, especially concerning hollow eyes and a near-starved frame. Ivy is more AloofDarkHairedGirl, complete with aloofness.
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** Nick fits this trope better, especially concerning hollow eyes and a near-starved frame. Ivy is more AloofDarkHairedGirl, complete with aloofness.an [[AloofDarkHairedGirl aloof dark-haired girl]], given her personality.

* RedEyesTakeWarning: Despite being {{Shape Shifter}}s all demons have red eyes with HellishPupils, slitted like a goat's, in any form. They often use sunglasses to disguise this.
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* RedEyesTakeWarning: Despite being {{Shape [[{{Shape Shifter}}s shape shifters]], all demons have red eyes with HellishPupils, [[HellishPupils hellish pupils]], slitted like a goat's, in any form. They often use sunglasses to disguise this.

* RunningGag: is what Jenks is th-best at. Guess what he's best at?
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* RunningGag: is what Jenks is number>th-best number> the best at. Guess what he's best at?
26th Jul '15 3:35:37 PM set-a-rabbit
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* KarmaHoudini: Al, Trent, Lee and Newt are examples of this trope. Al is the king of them having [[MoralEventHorizon raped the dog]] publicly and loudly so often its not just [[CrossingTheLineTwice crossing the line twice]], he's taken atrocity [[UpToEleven up to eleven]] and has no intent of stopping. Mildly subverted in that he suffered a minor reversal of fortunes in demon society. This however was due to letting Rachel live [[spoiler:with knowledge of demon magic]] as opposed to any ill deed he did.
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* KarmaHoudini: Al, Trent, Lee and Newt are examples of this trope. Al is the king of them having [[MoralEventHorizon raped the dog]] publicly and loudly so often its it's not just [[CrossingTheLineTwice crossing the line twice]], he's taken atrocity [[UpToEleven up to eleven]] and has no intent of stopping. Mildly subverted in that he suffered a minor reversal of fortunes in demon society. This however was due to letting Rachel live [[spoiler:with knowledge of demon magic]] as opposed to any ill deed he did.

* KillItWithFire: Rachel burns [[spoiler:Kisten's]] murderer and accomplice into ash. [[spoiler:Subverted in that they were already dead.]]
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* KillItWithFire: Rachel burns [[spoiler:Kisten's]] murderer and accomplice into ash. [[spoiler:Subverted Subverted in that they [[spoiler:they were already dead.]]

* LeanAndMean: Jonathan. Rachel describes him as looking a bit like a refugee.
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* LeanAndMean: Jonathan. Rachel describes him as looking a bit like a post-Turn refugee.
16th Jul '15 5:28:52 PM set-a-rabbit
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* KidsAreCruel: Some of Trent's initial issues with Rachel stemmed from their interactions at camp, specifically the fact that Trent spent a lot of time teasing Rachel's friend, who he had a crush on, and Rachel's subsequent retaliation. ** Their game of stealing things from each other becomes important years later in ''Black Magic Sanction.'' ** Lee's bullying of Trent at the camp edges into TeensAreMonsters.

* {{Leprechaun}} Rachel's trying to tag one in the opening of the first book. [[spoiler: The same one comes back in ''Black Magic Sanction''.]]
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* {{Leprechaun}} LeanAndMean: Jonathan. Rachel describes him as looking a bit like a refugee. * {{Leprechaun}}: Rachel's trying to tag one in the opening of the first book. [[spoiler: The same one comes back in ''Black Magic Sanction''.]]
16th Jul '15 4:58:29 PM set-a-rabbit
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Correcting a misstatement
** At least the shooting was unintentional, and later in the series she is able to benefit from [[spoiler:some healing demon curses]].
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** At least the shooting was unintentional, and later Later in the series she is able to benefit from [[spoiler:some healing demon curses]].

* DarkerAndEdgier: Arguably the direction of the series since ''Fistful of Charms''.
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* DarkerAndEdgier: Arguably the direction of the series since ''Fistful ''A Fistful of Charms''.

* DemonicPossession: Demons can possess people though it seems diificult for them to do so without consent. Mild subversion in that the ability is in not inherent but simply a very powerful spell. Newt attempts this on Rachel and [[spoiler:Lee allows Al to possess him as part of a scheme for revenge on Rachel]].
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* DemonicPossession: Demons can possess people though it seems diificult difficult for them to do so without consent. Mild subversion in that the ability is in not inherent but simply a very powerful spell. Newt attempts this on Rachel and [[spoiler:Lee allows Al to possess him as part of a scheme for revenge on Rachel]].

** Played with as Demons are just another race of supernatural beings who live an alternate dimension. Likewise, as we later learn, [[spoiler: the Ever-After is far from Hell. It has cafes!]]
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** Played with as Demons demons are just another race of supernatural beings who live an alternate dimension. Likewise, as we later learn, [[spoiler: the Ever-After is far from Hell. It has cafes!]]

* MotiveDecay: Trent. Though he claims that the motivations for his crimes is to finance his illegal genetic experiments [[spoiler:and to save the elven race]] he often commits entirely unnecessary crimes such as breaking the will of and murdering subordinates, keeping Rachel trapped in the form of a mink and entering her into illegal rat fights, [[spoiler:murdering several innocent werewolves to try to get the demon focus]] and various other acts unrelated to that goal.
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* MotiveDecay: Trent. Though he claims that the motivations for his crimes is to finance his illegal genetic experiments [[spoiler:and to save the elven race]] he often commits entirely unnecessary crimes such as breaking the will of and murdering subordinates, keeping Rachel trapped in the form of a mink and entering her into illegal rat fights, [[spoiler:murdering several innocent werewolves to try to get the demon focus]] and various other acts unrelated to that goal. Arguably that would give him a lot more political power, however.

* WellIntentionedExtremist: Trent [[spoiler: Everything he does is to resurrect his species and lift the genetic curse that affects and kills their infants.]]
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* WellIntentionedExtremist: Trent Trent, [[spoiler: Everything because everything he does is to resurrect his species and lift the genetic curse that affects and kills their infants.]]

* WitchSpecies: In the series, witches are separate species originating in the Ever-After. Though they look just like humans, their genetics are completely different and the two species cannot interbreed.
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* WitchSpecies: In the series, witches are separate species originating in the Ever-After.Ever After. Though they look just like humans, their genetics are completely different and the two species cannot interbreed.
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