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22nd Mar '16 2:52:33 PM Yinyang107
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* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: ''The Eyre Affair'''s villain, Acheron Hades, and his siblings (all of whom are also named after mythological ellish rivers - Styx, Phlegethon and so on).

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* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: ''The Eyre Affair'''s villain, Acheron Hades, and his siblings (all of whom are also named after mythological ellish hellish rivers - Styx, Phlegethon and so on).
27th Feb '16 3:35:51 AM flightofthegodshawk
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* AnvilOnHead: ''The Eyre Affair'' pays homage to the anvil tradition in the subplot involving the Minotaur who has been tagged with a slapstick marker.

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* AnvilOnHead: ''The Eyre Affair'' ''Something Rotten'' pays homage to the anvil tradition in the subplot involving the Minotaur who has been tagged with a slapstick marker.



** More like [[IncrediblyLamePun Chekhov's long range sniper rifle]]: in the first book, a minor villain is named Yorrick, in the fourth book, {{Hamlet}} is pulled from his namesake play and Yorrick is brought back as a main character. [[spoiler: the obvious joke is made.]]

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** More like [[IncrediblyLamePun Chekhov's long range sniper rifle]]: in the first second book, a minor villain is named Yorrick, in the fourth book, {{Hamlet}} is pulled from his namesake play and Yorrick is brought back as a main character. [[spoiler: the obvious joke is made.]]



* SilverBullet: Used against werewolves, naturally.

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* SilverBullet: Used against werewolves, naturally. [[spoiler: And Acheron Hades]].



* WeCanRuleTogether: [[spoiler:Harris Tweed]] offers Thursday a position at Grand Text Central if she helps him with his plot.

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* WeCanRuleTogether: [[spoiler:Harris Tweed]] offers Thursday a position at Text Grand Text Central if she helps him with his plot.
8th Jan '16 10:33:24 AM Lopiny
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* BlessedAreTheCheesemakers: There's cheese so strong it can be used as a weapon, and needs to be encased in lead.
4th Jan '16 1:56:14 PM KrytenKoro
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* DeusExMachina: The Jurisfiction handbook that all [=SpecOps=] officers have has a literal one. Thursday activates the one she has, whereupon The Great Panjandrum appeared and fixed everything.

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* DeusExMachina: The Jurisfiction handbook that all [=SpecOps=] Jurisfiction officers have has a literal one. Thursday activates the one she has, whereupon The Great Panjandrum appeared and fixed everything.



* ItWillNeverCatchOn: Extreme example - while the Next-verse contains things we would consider impossible, such as the Gravitube through the centre of the Earth, but when Thursday is introduced to the idea of mass aeroplane transit and moon landings, she considers that impossible.

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* ItWillNeverCatchOn: Extreme example - while the Next-verse contains things we would consider impossible, such as the Gravitube through the centre crust of the Earth, but when Thursday is introduced to the idea of mass aeroplane transit and moon landings, she considers that impossible.
2nd Jan '16 3:34:19 AM foxley
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* AnachronisticClue: A throwaway joke has the [=LitraTecs=] pointing out that a manuscript of Shakespeare's lost play ''Cardenio'' is a fake because it was unlikely that Shakespeare would have has Cardenio searching for his lost love in a Land Rover.
28th Nov '15 2:04:12 PM DaibhidC
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** Stiggins's name suggests ''Stig of the Dump'' by Clive King, a children's book about a caveman found by a kid in the present day.
27th Oct '15 5:21:42 PM Ejia
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** In ''The Woman Who Died A Lot'', Goliath has an implant in their employees' brains, which gives them an anurysm if they try to blow the whistle on any of the many things Goliath is up to.

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** In ''The Woman Who Died A Lot'', Goliath has an implant in their employees' brains, which gives them an anurysm aneurysm if they try to blow the whistle on any of the many things Goliath is up to.


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* DeusExMachina: The Jurisfiction handbook that all [=SpecOps=] officers have has a literal one. Thursday activates the one she has, whereupon The Great Panjandrum appeared and fixed everything.
3rd Oct '15 3:33:20 PM Viounol
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** The biggest one is probably Thursday's father [[spoiler:taking the nanobots programmed to turn all organic matter into pudding ''billions'' of years into the past, turning himself into the primordial ooze from which all life evolves.]]
2nd Oct '15 5:03:16 AM hjalfi
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** [[https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@51.5097519,-2.1638117,16z Leigh Delamare West Motorway Services]] is such an implausible name that it could only exist in our world.
24th Sep '15 9:45:42 AM Morgenthaler
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** In ''The Woman Who Died A Lot'', Tuesday Next's horrible classmate Gavin reads a porn magazine called ''Big & Bouncy'', the same title AdrianMole has hidden under his bed.

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** In ''The Woman Who Died A Lot'', Tuesday Next's horrible classmate Gavin reads a porn magazine called ''Big & Bouncy'', the same title AdrianMole Literature/AdrianMole has hidden under his bed.
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