History Literature / ThePiloFamilyCircus

1st Nov '14 6:23:32 AM LahmacunKebab
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* EverybodysDeadDave:[[spoiler:The book ends with Kurt Pilo killing most of the carnies in his search for traitors before descending into the Funhouse basement where he is presumably punished for bringing a crucifix with him; Gonko is dragged into hell with Kurt, but is heard communicating with Jamie in his dream at the end of the book; JJ and Rufshod are both killed by Kurt; Winston is last seen heading out to stop George Pilo from taking over the Circus; the only confirmed survivors of the massacre are Jamie, Steve, Shalice, and Mugabo.]]

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* EverybodysDeadDave:[[spoiler:The EverybodysDeadDave: [[spoiler:The book ends with Kurt Pilo killing most of the carnies in his search for traitors before descending into the Funhouse basement where he is presumably punished for bringing a crucifix with him; Gonko is dragged into hell with Kurt, but is heard communicating with Jamie in his dream at the end of the book; JJ and Rufshod are both killed by Kurt; Winston is last seen heading out to stop George Pilo from taking over the Circus; the only confirmed survivors of the massacre are Jamie, Steve, Shalice, and Mugabo.]]
14th Nov '13 2:20:03 PM DoctorFluffy
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* [[spoiler: LaserGuidedAmnesia: Jamie burns away all his memories of his time at the Circus, all his memories of JJ, and everything that ever happened while he was there. We really can't blame him.]]
14th Feb '13 8:58:12 AM AnotherEpicFail
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* DirtyCoward: JJ. So long as he's got the upper hand, he's reckless, arrogant and cruel. The moment someone fights back, he bursts into tears and runs off.
1st Sep '12 7:44:50 PM TomNook
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* TheTrickster: Rufshod

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* TheTrickster: RufshodRufshod and JJ
28th Aug '12 9:21:34 PM TomNook
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* SuperpoweredEvilSide: Not only does the Clown facepaint create a secondary personality in the wearer, but it also enhances strength and durability, to the extent that Goshy can survive a two-story drop without sustaining injury.

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* SuperpoweredEvilSide: Not only does the Clown facepaint create a secondary personality in the wearer, but it also enhances strength and durability, to the extent that Goshy can survive a two-story drop without sustaining injury.injury.
* TheTrickster: Rufshod
9th Feb '12 11:27:40 PM CompletelyDeluded
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* DepravedDwarf: The Circus has a whole legion of these at work throughout the show: their most common duty is to collect the grains of Powder that gather on the lawns. On their days off, they're usually gambling or fighting.

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* DepravedDwarf: George Pilo.
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The Circus has a whole legion of these at work throughout the show: their most common duty is to collect the grains of Powder that gather on the lawns. On their days off, they're usually gambling or fighting.
7th Feb '12 3:44:49 AM CompletelyDeluded
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* DepravedDwarf: The Circus has a whole legion of these at work throughout the show: their most common duty is to collect the grains of Powder that gather on the lawns. On their days off, they're usually gambling or fighting.


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* {{Muggles}}: The "Tricks," the circus' audience.
* PoweredByAForsakenChild: It's revealed that the Powder that the circus employees are paid in is actually [[spoiler: the souls of the audience, crystalized, broken down into dust, and scattered onto the lawn to be collected by the circus dwarfs. Gonko cheekily compares the process to cows being milked- except the Tricks aren't able to recover what was taken from them.]]
6th Feb '12 3:33:51 AM CompletelyDeluded
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* FantasticDrug: The Powder that Circus employees are payed in; already bearing a vague resemblance to cocaine, it has to be melted down like heroin before it can be used- though it has to be drunk instead of injected. As it grants wishes to the drinker, the effects vary wildly, but Jamie's use of it to help him sleep or to soothe the pain from being taken over by JJ make the drug parallels very obvious.
2nd Feb '12 1:05:24 AM CompletelyDeluded
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* ClosedCircle: The Showgrounds, which are cut off from the world by a seemingly endless void; it's impossible to leave without a pass from Kurt or George, and the passes are only given in the event that the Clowns have business in the real world- which happens only once in the entire book.



* EldritchLocation: The Showgrounds, which is essentially a patch of earth [[spoiler: with a magical prison for {{Eldritch Abomination}}s concealed under it]], hovering in an empty void situated outside the universe itself; the only way to enter or exit are through mysterious elevators that lead back into the real world (where they are disguised as portable toilets). Meanwhile, the "tricks" that make up the audience are drawn in when the Show secretely connects its gates to the gates of circuses and fairgrounds in the real world.

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* EldritchLocation: The Showgrounds, which is essentially a patch of earth [[spoiler: with a magical prison for {{Eldritch Abomination}}s concealed under it]], hovering in an empty void situated outside the universe itself; the only way for employees to enter or exit are through mysterious elevators that lead back into the real world (where they are disguised as portable toilets). Meanwhile, the "tricks" that make up the audience are drawn in when the Show secretely connects its gates to the gates of circuses and fairgrounds in the real world.
2nd Feb '12 12:58:28 AM CompletelyDeluded
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* CasualDangerDialogue: Rufshod is a common source of this; when [[spoiler: the surviving Clowns are trapped in a trailer and George Pilo is dragging it towards the funhouse]], while JJ is panicking and Gonko is desperately searching his pockets for something that can help them, Rufshod is peering out the windows and remarking with amusement at the dead bodies they're passing.



* EldritchAbomination: [[spoiler: The Circus has actually been built over a prison keeping an entire ''race'' of godlike reptiles in check, and the Pilos are their loyal servants. Everything they've done, from the farming of human souls and the catrastrophes caused in the real world, is performed in the hope that whoever jailed them will eventually be forced to reduce their sentence- or set them free.]]
* EldritchLocation: The Showgrounds, which is essentially a patch of earth [[spoiler: with a magical prison for {{Eldritch Abomination}}s concealed under it]], hovering in an empty void situated outside the universe itself; the only way to enter or exit are through mysterious elevators that lead back into the real world (where they are disguised as portable toilets). Meanwhile, the "tricks" that make up the audience are drawn in when the Show secretely connects its gates to the gates of circuses and fairgrounds in the real world.



** SixthRangerTraitor: George Pilo.
** Token

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** SixthRangerTraitor: George Pilo.
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** TokenTokenGoodTeammate: [[spoiler: Winston, Fishboy, the rest of the Freakshow and the Freedom Movement.]]
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