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History Literature / TheHouseOfNight

27th Dec '15 5:50:52 PM Anddrix
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* AbusiveParents: Aphrodite's parents are manipulative and emotionally distant, and only care about her when she gives them some kind of political power.



* AGodAmI: Kalona and [[spoiler: Neferet's]] EvilPlan is to convince the vampyre high council that they are the incarnations of Erebus and Nyx, respectively.



* ALoadOfBull: In ''Burned'', an ancient mythos of Darkness and Light being represented by telepathic bulls is introduced. See BeautyEqualsGoodness.
* AbusiveParents: Aphrodite's parents are manipulative and emotionally distant, and only care about her when she gives them some kind of political power.

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* ALoadOfBull: In ''Burned'', an ancient mythos of Darkness and Light being represented by telepathic bulls is introduced. See BeautyEqualsGoodness. \n* AbusiveParents: Aphrodite's parents are manipulative and emotionally distant, and only care about her when she gives them some kind of political power.



* ArtisticLicenseHistory: Kalona was bound thousands of years ago by a group of Cherokee wise-women--in Oklahoma. Thousands of years ago, the Cherokee lived in ''Florida''. They're only in Oklahoma because they were forced to move.

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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: Kalona was bound thousands of years ago by a group of Cherokee wise-women--in wise-women -- in Oklahoma. Thousands of years ago, the Cherokee lived in ''Florida''. They're only in Oklahoma because they were forced to move.



* TheBeautifulElite: Vampyres are all gorgeous and talented--it's mentioned that most important historical figures like Shakespeare are vampyres, and so are most movie stars and pop singers.

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* TheBeautifulElite: Vampyres are all gorgeous and talented--it's talented -- it's mentioned that most important historical figures like Shakespeare are vampyres, and so are most movie stars and pop singers.



* [[CoolOldLady Cool Old Ladies]]: Grandma Redbird, who is Zoey's most supportive family member, and Sister Mary Angela, a Benedictine nun who becomes friends with Zoey and helps her and friends after they have to flee the House of Night.

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* [[CoolOldLady Cool Old Ladies]]: CoolOldLady:
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Grandma Redbird, who is Zoey's most supportive family member, and member.
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Sister Mary Angela, a Benedictine nun who becomes friends with Zoey and helps her and friends after they have to flee the House of Night.


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* GodGuise: Kalona and [[spoiler:Neferet's]] EvilPlan is to convince the vampyre high council that they are the incarnations of Erebus and Nyx, respectively.
27th Dec '15 6:36:38 AM cordychase
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* AbusiveParents: Aphrodite's parents are manipulative and emotionally distant, and only care about her when she give them some kind of political power.

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* AbusiveParents: Aphrodite's parents are manipulative and emotionally distant, and only care about her when she give gives them some kind of political power.


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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: Kalona was bound thousands of years ago by a group of Cherokee wise-women--in Oklahoma. Thousands of years ago, the Cherokee lived in ''Florida''. They're only in Oklahoma because they were forced to move.
26th Dec '15 3:13:12 PM cordychase
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%% * AGodAmI: Kalona and [[spoiler: Neferet]] have both declared themselves this.

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%% * AGodAmI: Kalona and [[spoiler: Neferet]] have both declared themselves this.Neferet's]] EvilPlan is to convince the vampyre high council that they are the incarnations of Erebus and Nyx, respectively.



%% * AbusiveParents

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%% * AbusiveParentsAbusiveParents: Aphrodite's parents are manipulative and emotionally distant, and only care about her when she give them some kind of political power.



%% * TheBeautifulElite: The adult vampyres.

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%% * TheBeautifulElite: The adult vampyres. Vampyres are all gorgeous and talented--it's mentioned that most important historical figures like Shakespeare are vampyres, and so are most movie stars and pop singers.



%% * BlackBestFriend: Shaunee. Also Kramisha.

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%% * BlackBestFriend: Shaunee. Also Kramisha.Shaunee is the only black main character, and her main character trait is being best friends with Erin.



%% * [[CoolOldLady Cool Old Ladies]]: Sylvia Redbird and Sister Mary Angela.

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%% * [[CoolOldLady Cool Old Ladies]]: Sylvia Redbird Grandma Redbird, who is Zoey's most supportive family member, and Sister Mary Angela.Angela, a Benedictine nun who becomes friends with Zoey and helps her and friends after they have to flee the House of Night.



** Zigzagged when Stark mind-controls a fledgling and then almost rapes her. Zoey and her friends immediately condemn this as sexual assault, but as soon as Zoey decides she can redeem Stark, she walks it back to mild euphemisms like "extracurricular biting" and "not so nice past".



** In ''Hunted'', Zoey comes across Stark forcing a girl to have sex with him. She is outraged by this and intervenes. A scene later, Zoey lets him sleep in her bed, next to her, because Stark says that being with her 'makes [him] feel more human'.

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** In ''Hunted'', Zoey comes across Stark forcing a girl to have sex with him. She is outraged by this and intervenes. A Immediately after, she lets him ''kiss her'', and a scene later, Zoey lets him sleep in her bed, next to her, because Stark says that being with her 'makes [him] feel more human'.



%% * FaintingSeer: Aphrodite. She becomes a CassandraTruth when she falls from Neferet's good graces.

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%% * FaintingSeer: Aphrodite.Aphrodite's visions leave her extremely faint and jittery. She becomes a CassandraTruth when she falls from Neferet's good graces.



%% * ImAHumanitarian



%% * LoveRedeems: Stark and Zoey's relationship is entirely built on this.
%% * MagicalNativeAmerican: Sylvia and Zoey Redbird, who are Cherokee.

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%% * LoveRedeems: Stark and Zoey's relationship is entirely built on this.
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this. Initially, after he becomes a Red Fledgling he works for the BigBad, but after he falls for Zoey, he believes her when she tells him he can choose to be good and pledges to be her warrior.
* MagicalNativeAmerican: Sylvia and Zoey Redbird, who are Cherokee.Cherokee. Much mention is made of how their Cherokee blood makes them closer to nature and more mystically inclined, and Zoey uses smudging rituals when she casts circles.



%% * ParentWithNewParamour: For Zoey and Rephaim, it's Type 3.

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%% * ParentWithNewParamour: For Zoey and Rephaim, it's Type 3. Zoey's chief source of familial angst is the "Steploser", her ultra-religious stepfather who she feels stole her mother from her. Being Marked makes things worse between them, as he believes vampyres are satanic.
26th Dec '15 12:39:54 PM Anddrix
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* AliensInCardiff: While vampyres exist all over the world, most of the action takes place in a House of Night in... Tulsa, Oklahoma. A comment by Aphrodite's parents, in ''Betrayed'', claims that, to them, going to the school in Tulsa was more notable and prestigious than going to a "no-name House of Night" in Europe. In fact, [[spoiler: Neferet's backstory in ''Redeemed'' details her rise to power in Tulsa and the existence of Old Magick there]].

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* AliensInCardiff: While vampyres exist all over the world, most of the action takes place in a House of Night in... Tulsa, Oklahoma. A comment by Aphrodite's parents, in ''Betrayed'', claims that, to them, going to the school in Tulsa was more notable and prestigious than going to a "no-name House of Night" in Europe. In fact, [[spoiler: Neferet's [[spoiler:Neferet's backstory in ''Redeemed'' details her rise to power in Tulsa and the existence of Old Magick there]].



%% * AntiHero: [[spoiler:Kalona, as of later books.]]

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%% * AntiHero: [[spoiler:Kalona, as of later books.]]books]].



* BeautifulAllAlong: ''Burned'' reveals [[spoiler:that if Rephaim were to choose good and become human, he would look "hotter than an Oklahoma blacktop in the middle of the summer." Just how attractive he could be is the only thing Aphrodite and Stevie Rae can agree on.]]

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* BeautifulAllAlong: ''Burned'' reveals [[spoiler:that if Rephaim were to choose good and become human, he would look "hotter than an Oklahoma blacktop in the middle of the summer." Just how attractive he could be is the only thing Aphrodite and Stevie Rae can agree on.]]on]].



** Kalona is stated to be a serial rapist demon god who will supposedly destroy the world, but Zoey thinks he can change. Why? Because he's the most beautiful guy ever. In Destined, [[spoiler:Kalona pulls a HeelFaceTurn.]]
** The Raven Mockers are half human, half raven monstrosities, but [[spoiler:Rephaim, when he falls in love with Stevie Rae and becomes good, it’s revealed he can become an extremely hot human if he wants.]]

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** Kalona is stated to be a serial rapist demon god who will supposedly destroy the world, but Zoey thinks he can change. Why? Because he's the most beautiful guy ever. In Destined, ''Destined'', [[spoiler:Kalona pulls a HeelFaceTurn.]]
HeelFaceTurn]].
** The Raven Mockers are half human, half raven monstrosities, but [[spoiler:Rephaim, when he falls in love with Stevie Rae and becomes good, it’s revealed he can become an extremely hot human if he wants.]]wants]].



* BestialityIsDepraved: [[spoiler:Neferet's consort is the Bull of Darkness.]]

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* BestialityIsDepraved: [[spoiler:Neferet's consort is the Bull of Darkness.]]Darkness]].



** In ''Marked'', Stevie Rae [[spoiler: volunteers to be “the refrigerator” for Aphrodite’s ritual so that she can then pass on the location of the ritual to Damien and the Twins, so that when everything goes pear-shaped all four of them could step up and help Zoey save the day.]]

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** In ''Marked'', Stevie Rae [[spoiler: volunteers [[spoiler:volunteers to be “the refrigerator” for Aphrodite’s ritual so that she can then pass on the location of the ritual to Damien and the Twins, so that when everything goes pear-shaped all four of them could step up and help Zoey save the day.]] day]].



* CartwrightCurse: The books seem to be heading in this direction. Out of Zoey's 4 lovers, [[spoiler:two have died and one ended up turning on her.]] [[spoiler:The remaining relationship ain't lookin' so hot either, as of ''Revealed''.]]

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* CartwrightCurse: The books seem to be heading in this direction. Out of Zoey's 4 lovers, [[spoiler:two have died and one ended up turning on her.]] [[spoiler:The The remaining relationship ain't lookin' so hot either, as of ''Revealed''.]]''Revealed'']].



** Literally. [[spoiler:When Kalona kills Stark in Nyx's realm, the Goddess Nyx shows up and forces Kalona to bring him back to life.]]

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** Literally. [[spoiler:When Kalona kills Stark in Nyx's realm, the Goddess Nyx shows up and forces Kalona to bring him back to life.]]life]].



* EasyAmnesia: The epitome of this trope occurs in ''Betrayed'', when [[spoiler:Neferet erases Zoey's memories and then she gets them back in the ''same chapter,'' after about only a page's worth of effort.]]

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* EasyAmnesia: The epitome of this trope occurs in ''Betrayed'', when [[spoiler:Neferet erases Zoey's memories and then she gets them back in the ''same chapter,'' after about only a page's worth of effort.]]effort]].



* TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt: [[spoiler:Aphrodite has received multiple visions of this if Zoey doesn't step up to plate and prevent Kalona and Neferet from achieving power.]]

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* TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt: [[spoiler:Aphrodite has received multiple visions of this if Zoey doesn't step up to plate and prevent Kalona and Neferet from achieving power.]]power]].



* HumanSacrifice: Two in ''Awakened'', [[spoiler:Jack(!) and Zoey's mother Linda (very nearly Zoey's grandma!), both sacrificed to Darkness by Neferet.]]

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* HumanSacrifice: Two in ''Awakened'', [[spoiler:Jack(!) and Zoey's mother Linda (very nearly Zoey's grandma!), both sacrificed to Darkness by Neferet.]]Neferet]].



* IWillFindYou: [[spoiler:Heath's last words to Zoey before he leaves the Otherworld to be re-born]]. One of the biggest [[TearJerker Tear Jerkers]] in the series. [[spoiler:At the end of ''Awakened'', he does come back to find her... albeit as a Vessel. Heath no longer exists, but he possesses the memories to protect her.]]

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* IWillFindYou: [[spoiler:Heath's last words to Zoey before he leaves the Otherworld to be re-born]]. One of the biggest [[TearJerker Tear Jerkers]] in the series. [[spoiler:At the end of ''Awakened'', he does come back to find her... albeit as a Vessel. Heath no longer exists, but he possesses the memories to protect her.]]her]].



* LightIsNotGood: One of the books actually has the line "Remember, darkness doesn't always equal evil just as light doesn't always equal good." And later in the book ''Burned'' there are two bulls and the white one is evil and the black one is good, [[spoiler:meaning it's bad when Stevie Rae accidentally summons the white bull thinking it's the good one.]]

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* LightIsNotGood: One of the books actually has the line "Remember, darkness doesn't always equal evil just as light doesn't always equal good." And later in the book ''Burned'' there are two bulls and the white one is evil and the black one is good, [[spoiler:meaning it's bad when Stevie Rae accidentally summons the white bull thinking it's the good one.]]one]].



** Zoey ends up falling for three guys simultaneously (ish). It ends badly when [[spoiler:she thinks her own-age vampyre boyfriend Erik is dead, flees to the hot-but-older Loren for comfort, and ends up losing her virginity to him. Proving that Creator/JossWhedon is not the only one who can be incredibly cruel to his characters, the following things happen in quick succession: it breaks her bond with her human boyfriend Heath, Erik walks in on her and Loren Kissing, and it turns out Loren was in cahoots with the villainess and only using Zoey. And then Loren is brutally murdered.]] Ouch. Poor Zoey. And it gets worse for her: the guy she displays a brief romantic interest in in the fourth book promptly [[spoiler:dies, only to be resurrected as a bizarre zombie-vamp hybird controlled by her archnemisis.]] Zoey has a bit of a CartwrightCurse, it seems...
** At the end of ''Burned'' between Stevie Rae and her consort [[spoiler:Rephaim. The returning of Zoey's and Kalona's souls to their respective bodies serves to keep the two apart.]]

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** Zoey ends up falling for three guys simultaneously (ish). It ends badly when [[spoiler:she thinks her own-age vampyre boyfriend Erik is dead, flees to the hot-but-older Loren for comfort, and ends up losing her virginity to him. Proving that Creator/JossWhedon is not the only one who can be incredibly cruel to his characters, the following things happen in quick succession: it breaks her bond with her human boyfriend Heath, Erik walks in on her and Loren Kissing, and it turns out Loren was in cahoots with the villainess and only using Zoey. And then Loren is brutally murdered.]] murdered]]. Ouch. Poor Zoey. And it gets worse for her: the guy she displays a brief romantic interest in in the fourth book promptly [[spoiler:dies, only to be resurrected as a bizarre zombie-vamp hybird controlled by her archnemisis.]] archnemisis]]. Zoey has a bit of a CartwrightCurse, it seems...
** At the end of ''Burned'' between Stevie Rae and her consort [[spoiler:Rephaim. The returning of Zoey's and Kalona's souls to their respective bodies serves to keep the two apart.]]apart]].



* MurderIsTheBestSolution: Completely and utterly [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] as [[spoiler:most of Kalona's problems wouldn't exist if, say, he had just wiped Heath's memory instead of killing him.]]

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* MurderIsTheBestSolution: Completely and utterly [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] as [[spoiler:most of Kalona's problems wouldn't exist if, say, he had just wiped Heath's memory instead of killing him.]]him]].



** Done twice. The first time, [[spoiler:it's adult vampyre Loren Blake in ''Chosen'']], and at the end of ''Tempted'', [[spoiler:Zoey's human boyfriend Heath gets the axe as well.]]

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** Done twice. The first time, [[spoiler:it's adult vampyre Loren Blake in ''Chosen'']], and at the end of ''Tempted'', [[spoiler:Zoey's human boyfriend Heath gets the axe as well.]]well]].



* NotIfTheyEnjoyedItRationalization: When Zoey calls Stark on trying to rape a fledgling, he says that, given five more minutes under his mind control, "she would have been all over [him]". Zoey doesn't buy it.
%% * NotQuiteDead: [[spoiler:Heath technically comes back at the end of ''Awakened''.]]

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* NotIfTheyEnjoyedItRationalization: When In ''Hunted'', when Zoey calls Stark on trying to rape a fledgling, he says that, given five more minutes under his mind control, "she would have been all over [him]". Zoey doesn't buy it.
%% * NotQuiteDead: [[spoiler:Heath technically comes back at the end of ''Awakened''.]]''Awakened'']].



** This had also been happening to Aphrodite throughout the series for different reasons, but [[spoiler:it was pretty much made official in ''Revealed'', when her mother publicly disowned her shortly after the death of Aphrodite's father.]]

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** This had also been happening to Aphrodite throughout the series for different reasons, but [[spoiler:it was pretty much made official in ''Revealed'', when her mother publicly disowned her shortly after the death of Aphrodite's father.]]father]].



** When Venus is introduced [[spoiler:she has just recently regained her humanity]] but she is deemed a horrible bitch and possibly evil in the first chapter of ''Hunted''. She is also hated by the fandom considerably. Despite the fact that Venus's personality is very close to that of Aphrodite, PC Cast's favourite character and most popular character with the Fandom. Why? [[spoiler:Because she DARED to flirt with Erik in front of Zoey and hooked up with him when Zoey and Erik broke up. Zoey was telling herself that it was wrong to behave and think the way she did, didn't stop it anyway.]]

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** When Venus is introduced [[spoiler:she has just recently regained her humanity]] but she is deemed a horrible bitch and possibly evil in the first chapter of ''Hunted''. She is also hated by the fandom considerably. Despite the fact that Venus's personality is very close to that of Aphrodite, PC Cast's favourite character and most popular character with the Fandom. Why? [[spoiler:Because she DARED to flirt with Erik in front of Zoey and hooked up with him when Zoey and Erik broke up. Zoey was telling herself that it was wrong to behave and think the way she did, didn't stop it anyway.]]anyway]].



* RescueRomance: Rephaim and Stevie Rae's relationship is entirely built on this. [[spoiler: First Stevie Rae finds Rephaim almost dying from being shot out of the sky, hides him in a garden shed, patches him up, then lets him go. A IOweYouMyLife moment is exchanged between them, which comes in handy when Stevie Rae is then later trapped on the roof a building. Rephaim rescues her and an Imprint is formed between them. Then when Stevie Rae summons Darkness, it's none other then Rephaim who rescues her from Darkness. When Stevie Rae sees Darkness hurting Rephaim, she summons Light to help rescue Rephaim. When Dallas finds out that Stevie Rae's been lying about knowing Rephaim, and plans to "knock some sense" into Stevie Rae, Rephaim's the one that steps up and protects Stevie Rae. Then Stevie Rae protects them both when Dallas embraces Darkness and tries to kill them both.]]

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* RescueRomance: Rephaim and Stevie Rae's relationship is entirely built on this. [[spoiler: First Stevie Rae finds Rephaim almost dying from being shot out of the sky, hides him in a garden shed, patches him up, then lets him go. A IOweYouMyLife moment is exchanged between them, which comes in handy when Stevie Rae is then later trapped on the roof a building. Rephaim rescues her and an Imprint is formed between them. Then when Stevie Rae summons Darkness, it's none other then Rephaim who rescues her from Darkness. When Stevie Rae sees Darkness hurting Rephaim, she summons Light to help rescue Rephaim. When Dallas finds out that Stevie Rae's been lying about knowing Rephaim, and plans to "knock some sense" into Stevie Rae, Rephaim's the one that steps up and protects Stevie Rae. Then Stevie Rae protects them both when Dallas embraces Darkness and tries to kill them both.]]both]].



** Also Kalona with regards to Zoey. He repeatedly shows up in her dreams, attempting to seduce her because [[spoiler:she was his lover in her past life.]]
** Rephaim to Stevie Rae, though it's only a mild case and with a father like his, it would be easy to come to the conclusion of StalkingIsLove. Especially with High Priestesses of Nyx.

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** Also Kalona with regards to Zoey. He repeatedly shows up in her dreams, attempting to seduce her because [[spoiler:she was his lover in her past life.]]
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** Rephaim to Stevie Rae, though it's only a mild case and with a father like his, it would be easy to come to the conclusion of StalkingIsLove. Especially with High Priestesses of Nyx.



* StartOfDarkness: Pretty much the plot of [[spoiler:''Neferet's Curse'']], which details how an innocent girl named Emily Wheiler grew up in 1893 and ended up broken and vengeful as a result of being abused [[spoiler:and eventually raped]] by her own father. [[spoiler:She ultimately changes her name to Neferet, upon becoming a vampire, and vows to never again be used by anyone.]]

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* StartOfDarkness: Pretty much the plot of [[spoiler:''Neferet's Curse'']], which details how an innocent girl named Emily Wheiler grew up in 1893 and ended up broken and vengeful as a result of being abused [[spoiler:and eventually raped]] by her own father. [[spoiler:She ultimately changes her name to Neferet, upon becoming a vampire, and vows to never again be used by anyone.]]anyone]].



%% * TheirFirstTime: Boy, does this end badly for Zoey! [[spoiler:It also ends pretty terribly for Dallas and Stevie Rae.]]

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%% * TheirFirstTime: Boy, does this end badly for Zoey! [[spoiler:It also ends pretty terribly for Dallas and Stevie Rae.]]Rae]].



* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth: Almost literal in ''Awakened''. [[spoiler:Jack is killed by Darkness because Neferet needed to give Darkness a soul she could not taint (as a payment for trapping Kalona's soul).]] Later, when Nyx appears to the crowd at [[spoiler:Jack's]] funeral, she tells [[spoiler:his boyfriend Damien that he is one of the happiest souls she's known]].

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* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth: Almost literal in ''Awakened''. [[spoiler:Jack is killed by Darkness because Neferet needed to give Darkness a soul she could not taint (as a payment for trapping Kalona's soul).]] soul)]]. Later, when Nyx appears to the crowd at [[spoiler:Jack's]] funeral, she tells [[spoiler:his boyfriend Damien that he is one of the happiest souls she's known]].



* TryNotToDie: Aphrodite and Stevie Rae have these moments occasionally. Used to show serious character development given that [[spoiler:Aphrodite treated Stevie Rae like she was only good for being a snack and Stevie Rae tried to kill Aphrodite twice before her humanity was restored.]]

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* TryNotToDie: Aphrodite and Stevie Rae have these moments occasionally. Used to show serious character development given that [[spoiler:Aphrodite treated Stevie Rae like she was only good for being a snack and Stevie Rae tried to kill Aphrodite twice before her humanity was restored.]]restored]].



* TheUnfairSex: Zoey initially was slightly hesitant about having a relationship with Erik because he had previously dated Aphrodite. This is after (A) she walked in on Aphrodite all but ''raping'' Erik (trying to force a blowjob on him while he repeatedly asked her to stop) and (B) it was made pretty obvious that Aphrodite and her friends made use of Erik and other boys in such a way. Zoey does hook up with Erik...and dives into a relationship with a teacher at the school, while rekindling a relationship with her human boyfriend. [[spoiler:At the end of ''Chosen'', we're apparently supposed to think Erik's such a mean guy for not being so kind and understanding that Zoey had sex with said teacher and just had "We share a bond" as an excuse.]]

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* TheUnfairSex: Zoey initially was slightly hesitant about having a relationship with Erik because he had previously dated Aphrodite. This is after (A) she walked in on Aphrodite all but ''raping'' Erik (trying to force a blowjob on him while he repeatedly asked her to stop) and (B) it was made pretty obvious that Aphrodite and her friends made use of Erik and other boys in such a way. Zoey does hook up with Erik...and dives into a relationship with a teacher at the school, while rekindling a relationship with her human boyfriend. [[spoiler:At the end of ''Chosen'', we're apparently supposed to think Erik's such a mean guy for not being so kind and understanding that Zoey had sex with said teacher and just had "We share a bond" as an excuse.]]excuse]].



* VanHelsingHateCrimes: TheFundamentalist Christians are accused of [[spoiler:brutally murdering two teachers at the House of Night.]][[AvertedTrope Averted]] when [[spoiler:Neferet is revealed to have arranged their deaths.]]

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* VanHelsingHateCrimes: TheFundamentalist Christians are accused of [[spoiler:brutally murdering two teachers at the House of Night.]][[AvertedTrope Averted]] when [[spoiler:Neferet is revealed to have arranged their deaths.]]deaths]].



* VictorianNovelDisease: Dragon Lankford, Neferet and Lenobia in their respective prequel novellas, as a result of their impending vampirism (the symptoms of which include weakness, coughing up blood, and an excess of phelm).

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%% * VictorianNovelDisease: Dragon Lankford, Neferet and Lenobia in their respective prequel novellas, as a result of their impending vampirism (the symptoms of which include weakness, coughing up blood, and an excess of phelm).
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* NotIfTheyEnjoyedItRationalization: When Zoey calls Stark on trying to rape a fledgling, he says that, given five more minutes under his mind control, "she would have been all over [him]". Zoey doesn't buy it.
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** In ''Hunted'', Zoey catches Stark raping a vampire girl through forcible blood drinking, but ignores Darius condemning him because Nyx herself guides Zoey into deciding to redeem Stark. On the flipside, in ''Tempted'', Zoey calls Stark out on what he did and Stark angrily declares that she's been mislead and turned against him by Kalona.



%% * StalkerWithACrush:
%% ** Heath. Also Kalona with regards to Zoey.
%% ** Rephaim to Stevie Rae, though it's only a mild case and with a father like his, it would be easy to come to the conclusion of StalkingIsLove. Especially with High Priestesses of Nyx.

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%% * StalkerWithACrush:
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StalkerWithACrush: Several examples.
** Heath. Heath, after Zoey drinks his blood and they imprint on one another. He texts her endlessly when she doesn't see him, hallucinates her, and seeks her out even under unsafe conditions.
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Also Kalona with regards to Zoey.
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Zoey. He repeatedly shows up in her dreams, attempting to seduce her because [[spoiler:she was his lover in her past life.]]
** Rephaim to Stevie Rae, though it's only a mild case and with a father like his, it would be easy to come to the conclusion of StalkingIsLove. Especially with High Priestesses of Nyx.



%% * StartOfDarkness: Pretty much the plot of [[spoiler:''Neferet's Curse'']].

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%% * StartOfDarkness: Pretty much the plot of [[spoiler:''Neferet's Curse'']].Curse'']], which details how an innocent girl named Emily Wheiler grew up in 1893 and ended up broken and vengeful as a result of being abused [[spoiler:and eventually raped]] by her own father. [[spoiler:She ultimately changes her name to Neferet, upon becoming a vampire, and vows to never again be used by anyone.]]



* ThereAreNoGlobalConsequences: Vampyres ostensibly suffer immense FantasticRacism, however we find out that most popular actors, singers, and others in the entertainment industry are vampyres. Vampyres also were many historical figures, who were ere apparently just as influential as they were in real life. Not to mention that there's no word that the governments have any problem with the vampyres keeping their own government, setting up Houses of Night in various towns (even though regular people supposedly hate the presence of vampyres), and automatically having all fledglings legally emancipated. Also, even though vampyrism is supposed to occur because of junk DNA and a hormonal imbalance, there's no talk at all of scientists studying vampyres to find ways to prevent regular people from turning into them or, at the very least, reduce the risk of fledglings dying horrible deaths.

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* ThereAreNoGlobalConsequences: Vampyres ostensibly suffer immense FantasticRacism, however we find out that most popular actors, singers, and others in the entertainment industry are vampyres. Vampyres also were many historical figures, who were ere apparently just as influential as they were in real life. Not to mention that there's no word that the governments have any problem with the vampyres keeping their own government, setting up Houses of Night in various towns (even though regular people supposedly hate the presence of vampyres), and automatically having all fledglings legally emancipated. Also, even though vampyrism is supposed to occur because of junk DNA and a hormonal imbalance, there's no talk at all of scientists studying vampyres to find ways to prevent regular people from turning into them or, at the very least, reduce the risk of fledglings dying horrible deaths.



%% ** Shaunee.

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%% ** Shaunee. Shaunee, the only black member of the "nerd heard" (and the only black lead for the first several books) and who we're constantly reminded is black.



%% * VictorianNovelDisease: Dragon Lankford, Neferet and Lenobia in their respective prequel novellas.
%% * VillainWithGoodPublicity: One of the central plot points of the whole series.

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%% * VictorianNovelDisease: Dragon Lankford, Neferet and Lenobia in their respective prequel novellas.
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novellas, as a result of their impending vampirism (the symptoms of which include weakness, coughing up blood, and an excess of phelm).
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: One of the central plot points of the whole series. [[spoiler:Neferet]] is able to hide her desire to kill all humans for quite a long time, maintaining a respectable appearance.
23rd Dec '15 2:31:30 PM Rabukurafuto
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* OurElvesAreBetter: Vampyres- despite their name- fit this trope exactly. They are all ethereally beautiful, and live away from humanity in peaceful enclaves. Many famous historical figures (and celebrities) are retconned into being vampyres. They are matriarchal, but never sexist. They are incredibly wealthy, but never spoiled. They are stronger and faster than any human, but they never use this strength to do anything bad. They are deeply religious, but never bigoted. They are very long-lived, and look youthful even after centuries have passed. They can be identified by the exotic, intricate tattoos that grow over their bodies, and the "glossy, inhumanly attractive light that [radiates]" from each of them.


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* SuperiorSpecies: Vampyres are all ethereally beautiful, and live away from humanity in peaceful enclaves. Many famous historical figures (and celebrities) are retconned into being vampyres. They are matriarchal, but never sexist. They are incredibly wealthy, but never spoiled. They are stronger and faster than any human, but they never use this strength to do anything bad. They are deeply religious, but never bigoted. They are very long-lived, and look youthful even after centuries have passed. They can be identified by the exotic, intricate tattoos that grow over their bodies, and the "glossy, inhumanly attractive light that [radiates]" from each of them.
19th Dec '15 8:15:59 AM DrImpossible
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* AliensInCardiff: While vampyres exist all over the world, most of the action takes place in a House of Night in... Tulsa, Oklahoma. A comment by Aphrodite's parents, in ''Betrayed'', actually suggests that going to the school in Tulsa was more notable and prestigious than going to a "no-name House of Night" in Europe. This becomes a JustifiedTrope [[spoiler: as Neferet's backstory in ''Redeemed'' details her rise to power in Tulsa and the existence of Old Magick there]].

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* AliensInCardiff: While vampyres exist all over the world, most of the action takes place in a House of Night in... Tulsa, Oklahoma. A comment by Aphrodite's parents, in ''Betrayed'', actually suggests that claims that, to them, going to the school in Tulsa was more notable and prestigious than going to a "no-name House of Night" in Europe. This becomes a JustifiedTrope In fact, [[spoiler: as Neferet's backstory in ''Redeemed'' details her rise to power in Tulsa and the existence of Old Magick there]].
12th Dec '15 10:05:23 PM NOYB
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** Neferet was inspired to take her name when she saw a historical exhibit describing the eponymous Queen of Egypt. (As a bonus, the name also means 'wise and beautiful' which describes her well.) Having grown up in the eighteen hundreds, with an abusive father, she was fascinated that a woman could wield such power.

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** Neferet was inspired to take her name when she saw a historical exhibit describing the eponymous Queen of Egypt. (As a bonus, the name also means 'wise and beautiful' beautiful', which describes her well.) Having grown up in the eighteen hundreds, with an abusive father, she was fascinated that a woman could wield such power.
4th Nov '15 12:00:52 PM FF32
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* DetectEvil: Apparently it's a lot harder to do unless you're familiar with it. For example, Zoey, Aphrodite, Stevie Rae, the Red Fledglings and Rephaim can all sense it easily, which is the reason why TheBigBad can fool everyone but make the heroes look like idiots.

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* DetectEvil: Apparently it's a lot harder to do unless you're familiar with it. For example, Zoey, Aphrodite, Stevie Rae, the Red Fledglings and Rephaim can all sense it easily, which is the reason why TheBigBad the BigBad can fool everyone but make the heroes look like idiots.



* DressCodedForYourConvenience: When TheBigBad decides to take over the Vampyre High Council, she changes her colourful wardrobe for skin-tight revealing black dresses. It's also a case of SensibleHeroesSkimpyVillains, and she has FemmeFatalons to complete the look.

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* DressCodedForYourConvenience: When TheBigBad the BigBad decides to take over the Vampyre High Council, she changes her colourful wardrobe for skin-tight revealing black dresses. It's also a case of SensibleHeroesSkimpyVillains, and she has FemmeFatalons to complete the look.



%% * HormoneAddledTeenager: Zoey could be the poster girl for this. TheBigBad is even GenreSavvy enough to use this against Zoey.

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%% * HormoneAddledTeenager: Zoey could be the poster girl for this. TheBigBad The BigBad is even GenreSavvy enough to use this against Zoey.
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