History Literature / TheZombieKnight

9th Apr '16 1:36:30 PM 3dgar01
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* DemocracyIsBad: Helen believes so apparently. See {{Hobbes Was right}}.


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* HobbesWasRight: Helen believes this and believes democracy to be an illusion. Ironically her [[spoiler:evil brother Luther]] does not believe this.
-->'''Helen:''' Do you honestly believe such governments can last in earnest? They can be founded on such idealism, perhaps, but it is inevitable that they will give rise to new royalty and be ruled by it. The only difference is that the kings of democracy can hide themselves behind a veil of elected figureheads.
-->'''[[spoiler:Luther:]]''' Did you know she was this cynical?
-->'''David:''' Yes, I did. You would have known as well, if you had ever bothered to get to know her the way a [[spoiler:brother should.]]
27th Mar '16 5:58:06 PM 3dgar01
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* NotUsingTheZWord: Despite the name of the story the word zombie has never been used whether it was relating to Servants or not.
14th Mar '16 3:08:11 PM eroock
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->''A dark serial novel about [[TheUndead blood]], [[HeroProtagonist valor]], [[MagicAIsMagicA superpowers]], and... [[ShrinkingViolet crippling social anxiety]]?''

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->''A ->''"A dark serial novel about [[TheUndead blood]], [[HeroProtagonist valor]], [[MagicAIsMagicA superpowers]], and... [[ShrinkingViolet crippling social anxiety]]?''
anxiety]]?"''
14th Mar '16 3:07:45 PM eroock
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* PovertyFood: Colt's cooking is like this, although it actually tastes okay.
-->'''Hector:''' What's in this?
-->'''Colt:''' Gravy.
-->'''Hector:''' And?
-->'''Colt:''' AndSomeOtherStuff.
-->'''Hector:''' What other stuff?
-->'''Colt:''' Just be glad I'm good at making gravy.
8th Dec '15 2:16:45 AM kit-of-parts
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* OutOfFocus:

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* OutOfFocus:OutOfFocus: With the ever-growing scope of the story, it's only natural that some characters disappear for a while.



** Colt has been gone for quite a while, presumably spending most of his time with his children and not being bothered by Abolish.
** Damian Rofal was last seen disappearing with Geoffrey's corpse.

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** Colt has been gone for quite a while, while (chapter 48, posted in December of 2013), presumably spending most of his time with his children and not being bothered by Abolish.
** Damian Rofal was last seen disappearing with Geoffrey's corpse.corpse (chapter 34). Damian pops up again in chapter ''113'', nearly one and a half years later in real time. And he disappears again almost immediately along with Dunstan Rofal. Geoffrey's corpse still hasn't been seen again.
8th Dec '15 1:31:50 AM kit-of-parts
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* MagicPants: Very much averted. Servants can regenerate their flesh, but the clothes remain in tatters and often enough, involuntary striptease ensues. Funnily enough, it only seems to happen to guys. [[http://thezombieknight.blogspot.com/2015/11/page-1112.html Hector ends up pantsless quite often.]]
-->Hector’s own pants had been shredded, of course, along with his shirt. The left leg was completely gone, and Hector didn’t need to look down in order to tell that half his junk was hanging out.
8th Dec '15 1:13:21 AM kit-of-parts
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** [[spoiler: Stoker. His reaper Nize was killed and he became an insane soulless husk, forcing Hector and Colt to kill him.

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** [[spoiler: Stoker. His reaper Nize was killed and he became an insane soulless husk, forcing Hector and Colt to kill him.]]
8th Dec '15 1:11:01 AM kit-of-parts
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* AerithAndBob: Justified to some extent. [[http://thezombieknight.blogspot.com/2013/12/page-393.html See here.]]
-->In order of age, they were Gabriel IV, Nathaniel II, Charles III, David III, Martin V, Luther, and Meriwether.
-->David remembered asking his mother why the two youngest had such different names.
-->"Because mercifully, your grandmother was dead by then, and I no longer had to listen to her."

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* AerithAndBob: Justified AerithAndBob:
** Generally speaking, the human characters have names that you might encounter somewhere in the real world. The reapers' names sound entirely made-up though.
** The human characters' names vary wildly. It's justified though because the story covers an entire ConstructedWorld with several different cultures.
*** Atreya seems
to some extent.be based on Britain or the USA and the characters from Atreya have names to reflect this. [[note]]Hector Goffe, Roman Fullister, Jeremiah Colt[[/note]]
*** The Rainlords of Sair tend to have names that might be Italian or Spanish in our world. [[note]]The Elroy children Francisco, Emiliana, Marcos and Ramira; the Rainlord families Cortes, Delaguna and Garza[[/note]]
*** The Sandlords of Sair seem to be based on middle-eastern culture with corresponding names. [[note]]Asad, Haqq and Imas Najir; Abbas and Fuad Saqqaf; among others[[/note]]
*** The Morgunov branch of Abolish includes many members with Slavic-sounding names. [[note]]Morgunov himself, Ivan, Karkash, Vladimir[[/note]]
** The two youngest Atreyan princes are named rather differently than their siblings.
[[http://thezombieknight.blogspot.com/2013/12/page-393.html See here.]]
-->In --->In order of age, they were Gabriel IV, Nathaniel II, Charles III, David III, Martin V, Luther, and Meriwether.
-->David
Meriwether.\\
David
remembered asking his mother why the two youngest had such different names.
-->"Because
names.\\
"Because
mercifully, your grandmother was dead by then, and I no longer had to listen to her."



** Samuel Goffe, Hector's father.
** Most of Hector's friends from school.
** Geoffrey. Being trapped in an iron box and impaled with dozens of soul-empowered iron pillars should kill anything. Probably.
** Stoker. His reaper Nize was killed and he became an insane soulless husk, forcing Hector and Colt to kill him.
** [[spoiler: Nola, Andres and Tessa]]
** [[spoiler: Mariana Elroy]]

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** [[spoiler: Melissa Mallory. The first death in the story. Killed by Colt on Rofal's orders, despite Hector's best efforts to protect her.]]
** [[spoiler:
Samuel Goffe, Hector's father.
father. Killed by Geoffrey at some point in the process of switching bodies.]]
** [[spoiler: Most of Hector's friends from school.
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school. Killed by Geoffrey.]]
** [[spoiler: Geoffrey Rofal.
Being trapped in an iron box and impaled with dozens of soul-empowered iron pillars should kill anything. Probably.
Probably. Killed by Hector, obviously.]]
** [[spoiler: Stoker. His reaper Nize was killed and he became an insane soulless husk, forcing Hector and Colt to kill him.
** [[spoiler: Nola, Andres and Tessa]]
Tessa. Killed in the Battle of Rathmore.]]
** [[spoiler: Mariana Elroy]]Elroy. She allowed her reaper to release her soul so her deceased son Marcos could be revived as a servant.]]
** [[spoiler: Socorro Garza and her reaper. Killed by Parson when confronting the Rainlords.]]
** [[spoiler: Ismael Blackburn and his reaper Rholtam. Killed by Ivan.]]
18th Nov '15 4:43:36 PM kit-of-parts
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* PunnyName: Eleg, the name of the story's ConstructedWorld, is a play on "elegy". WordOfGod [[http://thezombieknight.blogspot.com/2014/12/page-930.html#comment-1768090384 says]]:
-->'''George M. Frost:''' [[BlatantLies Aha, that's silly! Surely, that's just a coincidence!]] What kind of shoddy author would name something as important as the entire planet by just removing the letter "y" from a death-related word?! [[SelfDeprecation What a hack that guy would be!]] [{{Beat}}] Yeah. That was really my whole thought process. Haha, I've actually been wondering if someone would ever notice. Well, it was that, and [[RuleOfCool I just thought "Eleg" sounded good]]--which is the only thing that matters, I suppose. I like it 'cuz it's short and simple. Not overly fantastic.
14th Nov '15 4:55:47 PM kit-of-parts
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* PapaWolf: Probably the driving force behind Colt's every action. He would do ''anything'' to protect his children.

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* PapaWolf: PapaWolf:
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Probably the driving force behind Colt's every action. He would do ''anything'' to protect his children.children.
** Zeff Elroy. He even fought a bunch of Abolishers who threatened his children -- while he was still unconscious.
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