History Literature / TheRegulators

6th Oct '16 11:31:31 AM Aquila89
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* KitschCollection: Kirstie Carver collects Hummel figurines. Her goal in life is to design one that looks like her son.

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* KitschCollection: Kirstie Carver collects Hummel figurines. Her goal in life is to design one that looks like her son. When Johnny sees them, his first thought is "and the Carvers had seemed so normal in other respects."



* MauveShirt: A character is introduced and given a rather full backstory, such as the fact that she's on her way back from cheating on her husband, and how she realizes she's not wearing any underwear, ''while she's in the act of dying.'' This is done to the point that she even believes that her husband and the neighbors, who are gathered after the death of the paper boy have figured out she is cheating are there to confront her moments before she is killed.

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* MauveShirt: A character Mary Jackson is introduced and given a rather full backstory, such as the fact that she's on her way back from cheating on her husband, and how she realizes she's not wearing any underwear, ''while she's in the act of dying.'' This is done to the point that she even believes that her husband and the neighbors, who are gathered after the death of the paper boy have figured out she is cheating are there to confront her moments before she is killed.


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* OrphanedPunchline: When Mary Jackson is shot to death and falls down, Johnny sees that she's not wearing underwear, and thinks of a punchline of an old joke: "I don't know about the other two, but the guy in the middle looks like Creator/WillieNelson". (The joke itself is never told in the book; [[http://jokes.cc.com/funny-sports/pdautx/the-middle-man it's about a woman]] who has the faces of celebrities tattooed to her thighs.)
6th Oct '16 4:02:34 AM Aquila89
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* EnemyMine: In Seth's favorite show, the heroes team up with their enemy to stop a something from destroying Earth. Tak channels this as the final assault on the protagonists.

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* EnemyMine: In Seth's favorite show, the heroes team up with their enemy to stop a something from destroying Earth. Tak channels this as the final assault on the protagonists.
6th Oct '16 3:59:05 AM Aquila89
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* AnArmAndALeg: [[spoiler: Marielle Soderson gets her arm completely blown off by the Regulators]].

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* AnArmAndALeg: [[spoiler: Marielle Soderson gets her arm almost completely blown off by the Regulators]].
23rd Apr '16 2:34:01 AM nanobitsplit
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* CartridgesInFlight: Early in the novel, a handful of characters try to identify what sort of gun a large, pointed metal slug could have come from by looking for features such as the indentation from a firing pin or a stamp bearing the caliber or manufacturer's name. Made even more glaring by one of the characters mentioning they used to help their father reload ammunition- meaning they'd at least know how a bullet works- and another having been on the ground in the UsefulNotes/VietnamWar.
2nd Mar '16 8:07:54 PM Soldancer
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* AnArmAndALeg: [[spoiler: Marielle Soderson gets her arm completely blown off by the Regulators]].
8th Dec '15 8:39:16 PM WillBGood
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In the town of Wentworth, Ohio, an autistic boy named Seth has gained power to control the reality around him thanks to the machinations of the sinister Tak into a caricature of The WildWest based off the shows that Seth watches. Creatures from Seth's imagination begin to attack the town and the residents are forced to work together to stop Tak.

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In the town of Wentworth, Ohio, an autistic boy named Seth has gained power to control the reality around him thanks (thanks to the machinations of the sinister Tak Tak) and turns it into a caricature of The WildWest based off the shows that Seth watches. Creatures from Seth's imagination begin to attack the town and the residents are forced to work together to stop Tak.
1st Jan '15 11:33:00 AM nombretomado
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* HypotheticalCasting: After Johnny Marinville and his black neighbor, Brad Josephson have a hard time climbing a fence to escape from monsters, Johnny jokingly suggests that they should make a movie called ''[[Film/WhiteMenCantJump Black Men Can't Climb Fences]]'', where Brad would be played by LaurenceFishburne.

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* HypotheticalCasting: After Johnny Marinville and his black neighbor, Brad Josephson have a hard time climbing a fence to escape from monsters, Johnny jokingly suggests that they should make a movie called ''[[Film/WhiteMenCantJump Black Men Can't Climb Fences]]'', where Brad would be played by LaurenceFishburne.Creator/LaurenceFishburne.
13th Jun '14 2:54:47 PM Mephistopheles
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* MissingEpisode: This was marketed as a lost Bachmann book...that just happens to have many of the same characters as a story Stephen King just wrote, in an AlternateUniverse.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Was originally a script that King wrote for Sam Peckinpah.
* YourHeadAsplode: [[spoiler: The result of Tak's failed attempt to possess Cammie.]]

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Was originally a script that King wrote for Sam Peckinpah.
* YourHeadAsplode: [[spoiler: The result of Tak's failed attempt to possess Cammie.]]
22nd Jan '14 12:11:10 PM Aquila89
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* WantedPoster: A baseball card wrapper turns into one about Jeb Murdock (the main villain from Tak's favorite Western).
3rd Nov '13 4:16:55 PM Aquila89
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* HypotheticalCasting: After Johnny Marinville and his black neighbor, Brad Josephson have a hard time climbing a fence to escape from monsters, Johnny jokingly suggests that they should make a movie called ''Black Men Can't Climb Fences'', where Brad would be played by LaurenceFishburne.

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* HypotheticalCasting: After Johnny Marinville and his black neighbor, Brad Josephson have a hard time climbing a fence to escape from monsters, Johnny jokingly suggests that they should make a movie called ''Black ''[[Film/WhiteMenCantJump Black Men Can't Climb Fences'', Fences]]'', where Brad would be played by LaurenceFishburne.
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