History Literature / TheScar

18th Jul '17 2:24:33 AM LondonKdS
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* ShoutOut: The physical description of the Brucolac makes him sound a lot like Kai from ''Series/{{Lexx}}''.

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
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The physical description of the Brucolac makes him sound a lot like Kai from ''Series/{{Lexx}}''.''Series/{{Lexx}}''.
** One passage where the Armada citizens are preparing for battle briefly mentions "baan" in a list of weapons, which are the unpleasant and dangerously radioactive magic {{Laser Blade}}s from M John Harrison's ''Viriconium'' stories.
26th Jun '17 5:07:38 AM SorPepita
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* NotSoDifferent: [[spoiler: Uther Doul and Silas Fennec, as Bellis realises at the end. They both are Manipulative Bastards, and both was using Bellis, but never felt anything for her.]]

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* NotSoDifferent: [[spoiler: Uther Doul and Silas Fennec, as Bellis realises at the end. They both are Manipulative Bastards, and both was were using Bellis, but never felt anything for her.]]
20th Apr '17 3:35:01 PM Vox
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** ''Absolutely everything'' about the grindylow.

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** ''Absolutely everything'' about the grindylow. If even a tiny bit of what Silas says about the Gengris is true, this includes their ''architecture'', somehow.
13th Jan '17 11:11:35 AM Vox
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** ''Absolutely everything'' about the grindylow.
30th Dec '16 6:30:48 PM NowhereMan583
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** One of the defining events near the end of the book is a [[spoiler: Lovers' Quarrel]]; the narration conspicuously avoids using that phrase even when it would be perfectly natural.
27th Nov '16 4:14:30 AM DavidCowie
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* CunningLinguist: Bellis fills this role on the ship, complete with being both cunning and [[TheStoic unapproachable]].



* CunningLinguist: Bellis fills this role on the ship, complete with being both cunning and [[TheStoic unapproachable]].

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* CunningLinguist: Bellis fills DifficultButAwesome: Uther Doul's Probable Sword makes every possible cut on every stroke. If you are not a skilled swordsman, this role on will include the ship, complete with being both cunning and [[TheStoic unapproachable]].cuts that hit ''you.''
27th Oct '16 6:23:33 PM dlchen145
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* {{Badass}}: Uther Doul, perhaps the only outright badass in the trilogy. The Brucolac may also qualify. Uther Doul ''does'' manage to beat up The Brucolac, but getting beat up by Uther Doul is like getting beat up by Franchise/{{Godzilla}}.
** Tanner Sack also certainly qualifies as a badass, and is maybe the only truly heroic character in the Scar. The Lovers are also a pair of badasses, having built themselves up from nothing and commandeered the entire city of Armada together



* ThrowAwayGuns: [[BadAss Uther Doul]] actually manages to use this effectively. He can throw an empty flintlock with enough force and accuracy to kill someone.

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* ThrowAwayGuns: [[BadAss Uther Doul]] Doul actually manages to use this effectively. He can throw an empty flintlock with enough force and accuracy to kill someone.
2nd Sep '16 2:13:28 PM HandsofaDream
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** the description of what [[spoiler: Silas Fennec's Magus Fin-empowered saliva]] does to a person's flesh is the stuff of nightmares.

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** the The description of what [[spoiler: Silas Fennec's Magus Fin-empowered saliva]] does to a person's flesh is the stuff of nightmares.nightmares.
*** Additionally, there's [[spoiler: what the statue is doing to Fennec's body.]]


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** Men-fish are mentioned several times throughout the book, though never described in detail.
24th Jul '16 10:58:22 AM nombretomado
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* SpamAttack: Justified in with Uther Doul's Possible Sword. Proof that ChinaMieville has read up on quantum mechanics, charging this weapon with current causes it to deliver every possible strike it ''could'' deliver, all at the same time. The more possible a strike is, the more solid the sword's edge will be for that strike. Targets of the Possible Sword come out looking like they've been run through a mincing machine.

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* SpamAttack: Justified in with Uther Doul's Possible Sword. Proof that ChinaMieville Creator/ChinaMieville has read up on quantum mechanics, charging this weapon with current causes it to deliver every possible strike it ''could'' deliver, all at the same time. The more possible a strike is, the more solid the sword's edge will be for that strike. Targets of the Possible Sword come out looking like they've been run through a mincing machine.
2nd Jul '16 2:57:21 PM SorPepita
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* ShootTheShaggyDogStorry: What [[spoiler: raising the Avanc and sailing out to the hidden ocean]] ends up being to Armada. [[spoiler: They turn around after finding out it will likely kill them all, and the Avanc dies shortly after they escape back to the Swollen Ocean.]]

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* ShootTheShaggyDogStorry: ShootTheShaggyDogStory: What [[spoiler: raising the Avanc and sailing out to the hidden ocean]] ends up being to Armada. [[spoiler: They turn around after finding out it will likely kill them all, and the Avanc dies shortly after they escape back to the Swollen Ocean.]]
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