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25th Aug '17 7:32:51 AM VacuousBee
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: ''Interview with A Vampire'' has Louis as the protagonist, and Lestat as a petty, vain, and an often cruel anti-villain. Later novels have Lestat as an anti-hero, and explain the discrepancy by saying that both men are [[UnreliableNarrator bending the truth]]. ''Interview with a Vampire'' also has a slightly different, more nihilistic tone than the rest of the series; the novel is mostly about the loneliness and morality issues that vampires (who are tiny in number) face when trying to hide in society. The novel suggests that there are no answers to the vampire (and thus human) condition, no one knows anything about the vampire species' origins, and most vampires are as selfish and troubled as humans. Later novels, starting with ''The Vampire Lestat'' suggest that there are far more vampires than previously indicated, vampires are far more powerful psychically and physically, and kinds of vampire spirituality/mythos are explored with vampire religious cults and ancient vampires such as Marius.
28th Jun '17 8:55:17 AM Ciabella
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* ForcedToWatch: Due to Maharet's power, Akasha cannot simply kill. Instead Akasha threatens to kill Maharet's loved ones before her eyes, unless she joins her.

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* ForcedToWatch: Due to Maharet's power, Akasha cannot can't simply kill. kill her. Instead Akasha threatens to kill Maharet's loved ones before her eyes, unless she Maharet joins her.
28th Jun '17 8:54:02 AM Ciabella
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* TheClan: The Great Family, which consists of Maharet's matrilineal descendants.



* DeliberateValuesDissonance: Since many vampires predate modern conventions and a lot of the series takes place in the past, this trope cones up a good bit. Louis used to regards blacks as less intelligent than whites (although he no longer does), and a lot of the men divide attitudes and behaviors into "male" and "female" ( rather than merely "masculine" and "feminine") categories.

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* DeliberateValuesDissonance: Since many vampires predate modern conventions and a lot of the series takes place in the past, this trope cones up a good bit. Louis used to regards blacks as less intelligent than whites (although he no longer does), and a lot of the men divide attitudes and behaviors into "male" and "female" ( rather (rather than merely "masculine" and "feminine") categories.



* DontMakeMeDestroyYou: When it becomes apparent that [[spoiler: Lestat]] won't support her crazy plan, Akasha practically begs him to reconsider, since refusal would have to mean his death.



* ForcedToWatch: Due to Maharet's power, Akasha cannot simply kill. Instead Akasha threatens to kill Maharet's loved ones before her eyes, unless she joins her.



* ItRunsInTheFamily: The ability to communicate with spirits was inherited by Maharet and Mekare from their female ancestors. Maharet herself passes this talent onto many of her female descendants, like Jesse.
* ItsPersonal: The animosity between Akasha and the twins, Maharet and Mekare. Akasha blames twins for the accident that changed her into the first vampire. Maharet and Mekare hate Akasha for destroying their village and ordering them raped and mutilated.



* JoinOrDie: Akasha gives this ultimatum to the survivors of her initial. They can either help her create new world order, or die.



* LineageComesFromTheFather: Inverted with the Great Family. Maharet traces her descendants only through the female line, since in the ancient times [[MamasBabyPapasMaybe reliable verification of paternity was impossible.]]



* MonsterProgenitor: Akasha.


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* OffingTheOffspring: Akasha annihilates most of her vampire progeny as part of her plan to create new world order.
19th Jun '17 12:03:27 PM Ciabella
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* TrespassingToTalk: Lestat sneaks into Talamasca's headquarters in London, to talk with the Superior General, David Talbot. He does this to mess with the He continues visiting David in this manner and soon they develop an OddFriendship.

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* TrespassingToTalk: Lestat sneaks into Talamasca's headquarters in London, to talk with the Superior General, David Talbot. He does this to mess with the He continues visiting David in this manner and soon they develop an OddFriendship.
19th Jun '17 11:57:46 AM Ciabella
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** Another murky example is Lestat himself: as he points out, Magnus picked him, turning him against his will, in part for his physical beauty. Lestat waffles on just how unfortunate this was, but eventually decides that, all things considered, being a vampire beats beats being human.

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** Another murky example is Lestat himself: as he points out, Magnus picked him, turning him against his will, in part for his physical beauty. Lestat waffles on just how unfortunate this was, but eventually decides that, all things considered, being a vampire beats beats being human.
19th Jun '17 11:57:04 AM Ciabella
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* TrespassingToTalk: Lestat sneaks into Talamasca's headquarters in London, to talk with the Superior General, David Talbot. He does this to mess with the He continues visiting David in this manner and soon they develop an OddFriendship.
19th Jun '17 11:39:57 AM Ciabella
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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Lestat after he turns [[spoiler: Nicki]] into a vampire, and after he slaughters hundreds of men alongside Akasha, and after he switches bodies with Raglan James, and after he turns [[spoiler: David]] into a vampire against his will...

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Lestat after he turns [[spoiler: Nicki]] into a vampire, and after he slaughters hundreds of men alongside Akasha, and after he switches bodies with Raglan James, and after he turns [[spoiler: David]] into a vampire against his will...


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* OccultDetective: The Talamasca is a secret organization dedicated to the investigation and documentation of the supernatural. They gather documents and artifacts, work to hide evidence of paranormal activities from the public and often help people troubled by such phenomenon. Many members of the organization possess supernatural abilities like telepathy. Among Talamasca's many interests are, of course, also the vampires. Unfortunately for them, agents who have a brush with vampirism tend to end up turned and leave the order.
19th Jun '17 11:24:50 AM Ciabella
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* ICannotSelfTerminate: The older the vampire, the harder they are to kill. The oldest and most powerful ones cannot die even if they step outside during the day. Marius actually cites the inability to self-terminate as a reason a younger vampire may choose to not drink blood of an older vampire to strengthen themselves.

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* ICannotSelfTerminate: The older the vampire, the harder they are to kill. The oldest and most powerful ones cannot die even if they step outside during the day. If they wish to die, they need help from another powerful vampire. Marius actually cites the inability to self-terminate as a reason a younger vampire may choose to not drink blood of an older vampire to strengthen themselves.
19th Jun '17 11:22:38 AM Ciabella
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* ICannotSelfTerminate: The older the vampire, the harder they are to kill. The oldest and most powerful ones cannot die even if they step outside during the day. Marius actually cites the inability to self-terminate as a reason a younger vampire may choose to not drink blood of an older vampire to strengthen themselves.
15th May '17 9:38:42 PM TheGreatConversation
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* AscendedFanboy: Quinn Blackwood becoming part of Lestat's coven

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* AscendedFanboy: Quinn Blackwood becoming part of Lestat's covenDaniel, who conducts the initial interview (and publishes the book in-universe), eventually convinces Armand to make him a vampire.
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