History Literature / ThePassage

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.
8th Aug '14 5:41:59 AM nelec
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* ActionSurvivor: Characters who don't die are forced to become this.

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* ActionSurvivor: Characters who don't die are If someone isn't instantly killed, they're pretty much forced to become this.this to survive.



* AllLoveIsUnrequited: A recurring theme seems to be the pain of unrequited love.



* AnyoneCanDie: So far, [[spoiler:Cole, Paulson, Sykes, Richards, Doyle, Lear, the Colonel, Arlo, Elton, Mira, Billie, Gus, Caleb, Jude, Vorhees, Babcock, Kittridge, Nelson, Satch Dodd, Ceps, Wilkes, Guilder, Tifty, Wolgast, Martinez and all of the Twelve save for Carter and Zero.]]



* AnyoneCanDie: So far, [[spoiler:Cole, Paulson, Sykes, Richards, Doyle, Lear, the Colonel, Arlo, Elton, Mira, Billie, Gus, Caleb, Jude, Vorhees, Babcock, Kittridge, Nelson, Satch Dodd, Ceps, Wilkes, Guilder, Tifty, Wolgast, Martinez and all of the Twelve save for Carter and Zero.]]



* TheAtoner: Several, most notably Lawrence Grey.

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* TheAtoner: Several, Several characters are atoning for their past sins, most notably Lawrence Grey.Wolgast, Grey and Carter.
* BadDreams: Several characters have them, due to the Twelve having the ability to influence people through dreams.



* BecauseDestinySaysSo

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* BecauseDestinySaysSoBecauseDestinySaysSo: A reason for many of the more jarring plot developments.


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* CharacterDevelopment: Quite a few examples, although characters don't always change for the better.
** Theo Jaxon is bitter, jaded and completely disillusioned with life. He later finds more purpose [[spoiler:with the revelation of the world outside the Colony and his new life with Mausami.]]
** Anthony Carter is a passive man of low intelligence who just lets people walk all over him [[spoiler:but he gradually becomes a self-sacrificing and noble man at odds with his own nature.]]
** Horace Guilder was a lonely but well-intentioned man who slowly turns into a monster.
** Amy is just a little girl who's shy and near-mute, but ultimately takes a stronger leadership role and forms strong bonds with the Colony Apostles.
** Sykes begins as a WellIntentionedExtremist but becomes disillusioned and self-loathing as Project Noah progresses.
25th Mar '14 3:55:01 AM nelec
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** ''I am Babcock''
** ''I was called Fanning''
** ''They always go home''
** ''Who am I? Who am I? Who am I?''

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



* PosthumousCharacter: [[spoiler:Cole]], who only appears in email correspondence and flashbacks.
* PublicExecution: Guilder has a fondness for doing this to his enemies.

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* PosthumousCharacter: [[spoiler:Cole]], Mark Cole, who only appears in email correspondence and flashbacks.
* PublicExecution: Guilder has a fondness for doing this to his enemies. [[spoiler:Amy uses this to her advantage.]]



* TookALevelInBadass: Many characters have to.

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* TookALevelInBadass: Many characters have to. The ones that don't, die. Special mention to Michael, who goes from a skinny, pale tech guy to a tanned, muscular, sex-havin' 'oiler' and GeniusBruiser.



* TrueCompanions

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* TrueCompanionsTrueCompanions: The First Colony Apostles.



* WellIntentionedExtremist: Many of the characters involved with Project Noah, such as Lear and Sykes.

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* WellIntentionedExtremist: Many of the characters involved with Project Noah, such as Lear and Sykes. Lear is still grieving for his dead wife and wants to stop death and Sykes wants to improve the military to protect his country. They both gradually realize they're being used by the higher-ups for more sinister purposes and there won't be a happy ending.



* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds:

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* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: There's several in such a bleak setting with superpower-granting viruses spilling here and there.



* WouldHurtAChild: Guilder and the Virals.
* AWorldHalfFull

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* WouldHurtAChild: Guilder and the Virals.
Virals. The Virals at least have an excuse, due to their HorrorHunger and the fact that most of them are mindless beasts. Guilder and his men are just murderous bastards.
* AWorldHalfFullAWorldHalfFull: Due to the whole vampire virus thing that went on for a bit.



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