History Literature / TheRelic

23rd May '16 4:36:24 AM MisterCPC
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The main antagonist of the book is Mbwun, a man-eating reptilian monster [[spoiler:although it was formerly human.]] This is a stark contrast to all future books in the Pendergast series, where the antagonists sometimes have unnatural abilities, but are still always human criminals or villains.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The main antagonist of the book is Mbwun, a man-eating reptilian monster [[spoiler:although it was formerly human.]] This is a stark contrast to all future books in the Pendergast series, where the antagonists sometimes have unnatural abilities, but are nonetheless still always human criminals or villains.
23rd May '16 4:35:44 AM MisterCPC
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The main antagonist of the book is Mbwun, a man-eating reptilian monster [[spoiler:although it was formerly human.]] This is a stark contrast to all future books in the Pendergast series, where the antagonists sometimes have unnatural abilities, but are still always human criminals or villains.
16th Jan '16 11:32:11 PM danixdefcon5
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* WhatAnIdiot: In-universe. Agent Coffey intentionally causes a bottle neck when he leaves only one door out of the Hall of Heavens open and then refuses to let D'Agosta order a sweep of the exhibit because it's been "sealed" for dramatic reveal. [[spoiler: His actions directly lead to the discovery of a body in the exhibit by a packed crowd of people, which then panic and stampede out the bottleneck, killing at least a dozen people in the panic.]]

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* WhatAnIdiot: In-universe. Agent Coffey intentionally causes a bottle neck when he leaves only one door out of the Hall of Heavens open and then refuses to let D'Agosta order a sweep of the exhibit because it's been "sealed" for dramatic reveal. [[spoiler: His actions directly lead to the discovery of a body in the exhibit by a packed crowd of people, which then panic and stampede out the bottleneck, killing at least a dozen people in the panic.]]
** It gets worse as the crisis escalates. Agent Coffey ignores all warnings from the (surviving) police officers about the Mbwun. ''Every single request for backup'' places a strong emphasis on high powered weapons being required; Coffey brushes them off. This directly leads to the SWAT team being wiped out, as they aren't expecting the Mbwun at all. [[spoiler: He's eventually relieved from his duty, but by then it's already too late for this to matter.
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19th Nov '15 2:51:23 AM GREGOLE
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* EldritchAbomination: The Mbwun.
18th Jun '15 8:57:46 AM Morgenthaler
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[[caption-width-right:324: ''Franchise/JurassicPark'' [[XMeetsY meets]] ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'' set in the Museum of Natural History ]]

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[[caption-width-right:324: [[caption-width-right:299: ''Franchise/JurassicPark'' [[XMeetsY meets]] ''Franchise/{{Alien}}'' set in the Museum of Natural History ]]]]
12th Apr '14 9:52:28 PM Vitruvius
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* AttackOfTheTownFestival: The Museum's biggest donors will be at the grand opening of the Superstition Exhibition, as will the Mayor and other important people. Let's not make any unnecessary fuss about all of these inhumanly savage murders...it would look bad.
2nd Feb '14 10:15:16 PM Sheora
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A string of gruesome murders plagues the New York Museum of Natural History in the days leading up to a massive gala to open a new exhibit. The strange mutilations of the bodies suggests the killer may not even be human. But with so much at stake, the museum officials decide to push through the opening despite the dangers. Has a followup called ''Literature/{{Reliquary}}'' and is the first in the series of novels refered to as The Literature/AgentPendergast Series.

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A string of gruesome murders plagues the New York Museum of Natural History in the days leading up to a massive gala to open a new exhibit. The strange mutilations of the bodies suggests the killer may not even be human. But with so much at stake, the museum officials decide to push through the opening despite the dangers. Has a followup called ''Literature/{{Reliquary}}'' and is the first in the series of novels refered referred to as The Literature/AgentPendergast Series.



* AdaptationNameChange: In the novel, the Kothoga are the tribe and the monster is the Mbwun. In the movie the tribe goes unnamed and the monster is the Kothoga. Presumably because "Mbwun" is a lot easier to read than pronounce.
2nd Feb '14 10:14:48 PM Sheora
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A string of gruesome murders plagues the New York Museum of Natural History (Chicago in the movie) in the days leading up to a massive gala to open a new exhibit. The strange mutilations of the bodies suggests the killer may not even be human. But with so much at stake, the museum officials decide to push through the opening despite the dangers. Has a followup called ''Literature/{{Reliquary}}'' and is the first in the series of novels refered to as The Literature/AgentPendergast Series.

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A string of gruesome murders plagues the New York Museum of Natural History (Chicago in the movie) in the days leading up to a massive gala to open a new exhibit. The strange mutilations of the bodies suggests the killer may not even be human. But with so much at stake, the museum officials decide to push through the opening despite the dangers. Has a followup called ''Literature/{{Reliquary}}'' and is the first in the series of novels refered to as The Literature/AgentPendergast Series.
2nd Feb '14 10:14:14 PM Sheora
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'''''The Relic''''' (or ''Relic'') is a novel by [[Literature/AgentPendergast Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child]] first published in 1995 and adapted into a [[Film/TheRelic movie]] staring Tom Sizemore in 1997.

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'''''The Relic''''' ''The Relic'' (or ''Relic'') is a novel by [[Literature/AgentPendergast Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child]] first published in 1995 and adapted into a [[Film/TheRelic movie]] staring Tom Sizemore in 1997.



A string of gruesome murders plagues the New York Museum of Natural History (Chicago in the movie) in the days leading up to a massive gala to open a new exhibit. The strange mutilations of the bodies suggests the killer may not even be human. But with so much at stake, the museum officials decide to push through the opening despite the dangers. Has a followup called ''Literature/{{Reliquary}}''.

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A string of gruesome murders plagues the New York Museum of Natural History (Chicago in the movie) in the days leading up to a massive gala to open a new exhibit. The strange mutilations of the bodies suggests the killer may not even be human. But with so much at stake, the museum officials decide to push through the opening despite the dangers. Has a followup called ''Literature/{{Reliquary}}''.
''Literature/{{Reliquary}}'' and is the first in the series of novels refered to as The Literature/AgentPendergast Series.
22nd Jan '14 1:50:31 PM ChrisCmoney
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* TooDumbToLive: [[spoiler: [[DoggedNiceGuy Moriarty]]]] decides to head out to the museum hall alone at night to cheer himself up, even though there's been a death there every night there and because of this the staff has made it perfectly clear nobody should be there after dark. It's later revealed that he was in fact another victim of the Mbwun.
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