History Literature / ThePassage

27th Jun '16 7:33:54 PM DomineeringGrouse
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-->''"Come to me. Come to me. Come to me."''
2nd Jun '16 6:35:15 AM moloch
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Not to be confused with 1979's ''Film/ThePassage''.

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Not to be confused with 1979's ''Film/ThePassage''.
the 1979 film ''Film/ThePassage'', which is an adaptation of the book ''Literature/PerilousPassage''.
12th Feb '16 10:56:26 PM kelly-away-from-home
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** Lampshaded in The Twelve when Guilder is questioned by the Joint Chiefs of Staff.



* InfantImmortality: Frequently averted.



* PuttingOnTheReich: The Homeland is a dictatorship heavy with propaganda.

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* PuttingOnTheReich: The Homeland is a dictatorship heavy with propaganda.propaganda straight out of Nazi Germany.



* SurvivalHorror



* TrackingChip: Amy and the Twelve Virals have these.

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* TrackingChip: Amy and Amy, the Twelve Virals Virals, and the sweeps have these.


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** Guilder's third-person narrations refer to a law colloquially called "'The Do Whatever the Fuck You Want' Act"
4th Dec '15 2:42:01 AM Kooshmeister
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Not to be confused with 1979's ''Film/ThePassage''.
27th Nov '15 10:36:54 PM 8088ben
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A 2010 horror[=/=]post-apocalyptic novel by Justin Cronin, the first of a planned trilogy. ''The Twelve'' came out in October 2012 and ''The City of Mirrors'' is scheduled to come out in 2014.

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A 2010 horror[=/=]post-apocalyptic novel by Justin Cronin, the first of a planned trilogy. ''The Twelve'' came out in October 2012 and ''The City of Mirrors'' is scheduled to come out in 2014.
[[strike:2014]] [[ScheduleSlip 2016]].
5th Jul '15 10:35:24 AM nombretomado
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A film adaptation of the novel will be directed by Matt Reeves, who previously directed ''LetMeIn'' and ''Film/{{Cloverfield}}''.

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A film adaptation of the novel will be directed by Matt Reeves, who previously directed ''LetMeIn'' ''Film/LetMeIn'' and ''Film/{{Cloverfield}}''.
18th Aug '14 5:27:52 AM nelec
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* DefectorFromDecadence



* FriendlyNeighborhoodVampires

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* FriendlyNeighborhoodVampiresFriendlyNeighborhoodVampires: [[spoiler:Lacey, Alicia, Carter and Wolgast.]]



* JustThinkOfThePotential: Project NOAH.

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* JustThinkOfThePotential: Project NOAH.Noah was built on this idea. Only in retrospect does anyone realize just how horribly doomed the project was to begin with.



* ScavengerWorld

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* ScavengerWorldScavengerWorld: Everything has pretty much just been left to rot. Vorhees even has a theory that other countries probably tried to take advantage of America's collapse to get their hands on gold deposits and valuable nuclear weapons. Chances are, they brought the Virus back to their countries with them.
18th Aug '14 5:14:21 AM nelec
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* TortureTechnician: The Homeland's very own Sod is a nasty piece of work.


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* YouAreInCommand: [[spoiler:Greer is promoted following the death of his commanding officer Vorhees in the field.]]
18th Aug '14 5:03:07 AM nelec
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* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: Nobody likes Horace Guilder, 'Director' of the Homeland but most are too scared to do anything about it.
* AbandonedLaboratory: After the outbreak, the Colorado facility becomes this.
* AbusiveParents: A few characters have them.
** Babcock's mother put out cigarettes on him, hurt him physically and taunted him psychologically.

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* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: Nobody Despite the propaganda spread throughout the Homeland, nobody likes Horace Guilder, 'Director' of the Homeland Horace Guilder but most are too scared and beaten down to do anything about it.
it. Even his own allies gradually begin to fear and dislike him.
* AbandonedLaboratory: After the outbreak, the Colorado facility becomes this.
this. [[spoiler:Except it isn't fully abandoned: Lacey resides there.]]
* AbusiveParents: A More than a few characters have them.
** Babcock's mother put out cigarettes on him, hurt him physically and taunted him psychologically.verbally; her abuse ultimately drove him to kill her.



* AccidentalMurder: Amy's mother kills a frat boy by accident.

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* AccidentalMurder: Amy's mother kills a frat boy by accident.accident when he tries to force her into his frat house for a gang-rape.



* ActionGirl: Alicia Donadio, Lore [=DeVeer=] and Nina.

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* ActionGirl: Alicia Donadio, Donadio is the most prevalent due to her status as a [[OneManArmy One Woman Army]], but Lore [=DeVeer=] is no pushover and Nina.Nina is the second-in-command to the Insurgency. Sara becomes an ActionSurvivor and even Amy gets in on the act.



* AfterTheEnd: Most of the novel. The first part ("The Worst Dream of the World") takes place JustBeforeTheEnd.

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* AdultFear: The series is rife with these: miscarriage, mental illness, the death of your only child, isolationism and terminal illness are all fears which plague the characters (and happen to them).
* AfterTheEnd: Most of the novel. The first part ("The Worst Dream of the World") takes place JustBeforeTheEnd.JustBeforeTheEnd, but after that the majority of the book is spent after the fall of America (and likely, the rest of the world).



* ApocalypticLog: A few, in the form of Auntie's books, newspaper clipping, and Dr Jonas Lear's e-mail correspondence. For some parts of the book AfterTheEnd, the POV switches to a diary Sara Fisher is keeping.

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* ApocalypticLog: A few, in the form of Auntie's books, newspaper clipping, clippings, and Dr Jonas Lear's e-mail correspondence. For some parts of the book AfterTheEnd, the POV switches to a diary Sara Fisher is keeping.



* ArcWords
-->''I am Babcock, One of Twelve.''
-->''I was called Fanning.''
-->''They always go home.''
-->''Who am I? Who am I? Who am I?''

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* ArcWords
-->''I
ArcWords: There are a few recurring sayings.
-->''"I
am Babcock, One of Twelve.''
-->''I
"''
-->''"I
was called Fanning.''
-->''They
"''
-->''"They
always go home.''
-->''Who
"''
-->''"Who
am I? Who am I? Who am I?''I?"''



* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Sister Lacey sets off a small nuclear bomb to kill Babcock and herself. Grey and Lila later do this to stop Guilder.]]

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* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Sister Lacey sets off a small nuclear bomb to kill Babcock and herself. Grey and Lila later do this something similar to stop Guilder.Guilder, while at the same time Wolgast suicide-bombs the Master Virals.]]



* TheHorde
* HorrorHunger: Virals.

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* TheHorde
TheHorde: It's rare to see a lone Viral, and they usually travel in packs of three but there are plenty of terrifying examples of thousands of Virals getting together for an unstoppable attack.
* HorrorHunger: What guides and curses the Virals.



* MercyKill

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* MercyKillMercyKill: Many prefer to be killed than change into Virals.



* MysteriousProtector

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* MysteriousProtectorMysteriousProtector: Theo and Maus seem to have a protector whose identity is as yet unclear.



* NotQuiteDead: [[spoiler:Jude.]]

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* NotQuiteDead: [[spoiler:Jude.Various characters who seem to be dead later turn up alive, such as [[spoiler:Jude, Theo and Sara.]]



* ReluctantMadScientist: Lear.

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* ReluctantMadScientist: Lear.Dr. Jonas Lear, who wanted to solve the mystery of death. He quickly becomes disillusioned and broken.


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* TragicMonster: The Virals themselves are very tragic; they're not mindless beasts, but more scared animals who just happen to be hungry all the time.
15th Aug '14 8:39:07 AM nelec
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* AnachronicOrder: The second book jumps back in time for a good few chapters before leaping forward, and many of the ApocalypticLog excerpts come from an unspecified time.
* AndIMustScream: [[spoiler:Grey is subjected to this.]]
* AndThenJohnWasAZombie: Due to the Virals infecting others with ease.


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* ApeShallNeverKillApe: The Twelve don't fight or hurt each other. [[spoiler:Possibly subverted by Zero, who appears to have manipulated his brothers to die.]]


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* BeneathTheEarth: Where many Virals like to sleep during the day, packed into underground caves.
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