History Literature / Turncoat

7th Jul '16 9:51:36 PM Yozzy
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** The Victim under BreakTheCutie. [[spoiler:Shagnasty kidnapped him, then proceeded to tear off strips of skin over and over, straining his vampire HealingFactor to its limit. Then he fed him someone and started the whole thing over again. The point was to get him to give up on his attempts at being a FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire.]]

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** The Victim under BreakTheCutie. [[spoiler:Shagnasty kidnapped him, then proceeded to tear off strips of skin over and over, straining his vampire HealingFactor to its limit. Then he fed him someone and started the whole thing over again. ''Six times.'' The point was to get him to give up on his attempts at being a FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire.]]


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* ConcussionFrags: Pointedly averted in the climactic fight. Harry himself notes the difference between them, and realizes that Binder uses the less common concussion grenades in lieu of frags. Binder anticipated a wizard's means of protection against kinetic projectiles (such as shrapnel), but an explosive blastwave is much harder to protect against since pressure and heat are harder to shield against and the explosion could reach an unprotected area of the body with relative ease. Harry's respect for Binder's capacity for mayhem went up a few notches at that.
26th Jun '16 2:43:20 PM SilverDragon
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** Vince Graver is something Harry didn't expect: A man of principal. So while he will stop working for a client who is doing something illegal or dangerous, he won't betray them either, because he isn't an informer. When this situation is told to Morgan, the old man nods with a measure of approval and says that this is a "[p]retty rare problem."

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** Vince Graver is something Harry didn't expect: A a man of principal. principles. So while he will stop working for a client who is doing something illegal or dangerous, he won't betray them either, them, because he isn't an informer. When this situation is told to Morgan, the old man nods with a measure of approval and says that this is a "[p]retty rare problem."
25th Jun '16 7:31:21 PM Yozzy
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* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Madeline makes the mistake of describing her intention to eat Justine in front of Thomas, who beats her up and then offers her a "taste", inviting Justine to run her hair along his cousin's body. As Madeline's Hunger can't help but try to feed upon contact, Justine's love-protection burns the hell out of her.
* BenevolentConspiracy: [[spoiler: Merlin's refusal to acknowledge the existence of the Black Council means that Ebenezar has to form the Grey Council in secret to investigate and combat them.]]

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* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Madeline makes the mistake of describing her intention to eat of "deprotecting" and eating Justine in front of Thomas, who beats responds with giving her up [[CurbStompBattle a smackdown]] and then offers her giving Madeline a "taste", inviting Justine to run her hair along his cousin's body. As Madeline's Hunger can't help but try to feed upon contact, Justine's love-protection burns the hell out of her.
* BenevolentConspiracy: [[spoiler: Merlin's refusal to acknowledge the existence of the Black Council means that Ebenezar has to form the Grey Council in secret to investigate and combat them.the Black.]]



** Vince Graver is something Harry didn't expect: A man of principal. So while he will stop working for a client who is doing something illegal or dangerous, he won't betray them either, because he isn't an informer. When this situation is told to Morgan, the old man nods and says that this is a "[p]retty rare problem."

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** Vince Graver is something Harry didn't expect: A man of principal. So while he will stop working for a client who is doing something illegal or dangerous, he won't betray them either, because he isn't an informer. When this situation is told to Morgan, the old man nods with a measure of approval and says that this is a "[p]retty rare problem."



* DissonantSerenity: After the BrownNote of seeing the Skinwalker with a wizard's Sight, Harry's narration gives a calm, if slightly incognizant blow-by-blow of the result. It takes him a few paragraphs to realize he's undergoing a FreakOut.



* FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire: The White Court wants people to think they are this but subvert it. They pretend to be this because they dislike physical fighting and, as Lara said in ''White Night'', she is more than willing to defeat the Council through peace and pleasantries. The darker aspects of them are shown with Club Zero, a White Court run club that has no limits on whatever fetishes or drugs its patrons do so long as one is pleasured, and Lara and her sisters [[spoiler:killing three loyal men who risked their lives to protect House Raith and were gravely injured but could survive with modern medical care to heal themselves]]. They are like a rose whose thorns are laced with arsenic or Ricin: Truly beautiful and alluring but deadly if mishandled.

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* FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire: The White Court wants people to think they are this but subvert it. They pretend to be this because they dislike physical fighting and, as Lara said in ''White Night'', she is more than willing to defeat the Council through peace and pleasantries. The darker aspects of them are shown with Club Zero, a White Court run club that has no limits on whatever fetishes or drugs its patrons do so long as one is pleasured, and Lara and her sisters [[spoiler:killing [[spoiler:would recover by feeding on three loyal men who risked their lives to protect House Raith and were gravely injured but could survive with modern medical care to heal themselves]].care]]. They are like a rose whose thorns are laced with arsenic or Ricin: Truly beautiful and alluring but deadly if mishandled.
9th Jun '16 11:17:58 PM Yozzy
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* ActuallyPrettyFunny: Molly tries not to grin when Morgan [[spoiler:gets Harry to point to his head and say, "I've got nothing going on in here at the moment."]]

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* ActuallyPrettyFunny: Molly tries not When trying to grin when Morgan [[spoiler:gets say that he doesn't have much in terms of progress, Harry to point points to his head and say, says, [[ThatCameOutWrong "I've got nothing going on in here at the moment."]]"]] Molly tries not to grin, and Morgan gives him a small smile and says "Too easy."


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* HandicappedBadass: Morgan. Having just escaped from the Wardens, Morgan is heavily wounded and gets an impromptu surgery within the first few chapters of the book. He spends the rest of it bedridden or bound to a wheelchair, heavily medicated, and running a fever from infection. Granted in that the plot takes place over the course of three days or so, so Morgan doesn't exactly have considerable time to recover from his wounds.
7th Jun '16 8:20:36 AM MrDeath
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** When Harry and Morgan are in discussion about Moll'y training, Harry asks if Morgan was taught shield spells early on. Morgan said yes, his teacher threw stones at him until he got it right, since pain is a good motivator and that kind of training helped with emotional control. Harry just grunted. (The punchline is that we [[Literature/SmallFavor already found out]] that Dumorne taught Harry using baseballs.)

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** When Harry and Morgan are in discussion about Moll'y Molly's training, Harry asks if Morgan was taught shield spells early on. Morgan said yes, his teacher threw stones at him until he got it right, since pain is a good motivator and that kind of training helped helps with emotional control. Harry just grunted. (The punchline is that grunts. It's a double callback -- in ''Literature/SmallFavor'', we [[Literature/SmallFavor already found out]] learned that Dumorne taught Harry using baseballs.)baseballs, and in that same book we see Harry teaching Molly with snowballs.



** Billy gives one to Harry after [[spoiler: Kriby's death]]. If Harry had thought to warned them or at least tell them more about the supernatural world, they would have been more prepared for the skinwalker.

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** Billy gives one to Harry after [[spoiler: Kriby's Kirby's death]]. If Harry had thought to warned them or at least tell them more about the supernatural world, they would have been more prepared for the skinwalker.
7th Jun '16 1:19:28 AM Yozzy
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** When Harry and Morgan are in discussion about Moll'y training, Harry asks if Morgan was taught shield spells early on. Morgan said yes, his teacher threw stones at him until he got it right, since pain is a good motivator and that kind of training helped with emotional control. Harry just grunted. (The punchline is that we [[Literature/SmallFavor already found out]] that Dumorne taught Harry using baseballs.)
29th Mar '16 7:45:57 PM JustCause
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** Billy gives one to Harry after [[spoiler: Kriby's death]]. If Harry had thought to warned them or at least tell them more about the supernatural world, they would have been more prepared for the skinwalker.
24th Mar '16 1:49:57 PM Beacon80
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* MuggingTheMonster: Inverted. When Harry is on his way to Edinburgh, he is stopped by some spider fae the size of ponies. They laugh at the thought of him being on speaking terms with Mab and when one attacks, Harry sends it into a tree, nearly killing it. The rest of the horde let him pass without further incident there and on the way back.

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* MuggingTheMonster: Inverted. When Harry is on his way to Edinburgh, he is stopped by some spider fae the size of ponies. They laugh at the thought of him being on speaking terms with Mab and when one attacks, Harry sends it into a tree, nearly killing it. The rest of the horde let him pass without further incident there and on the way back.
17th Mar '16 8:19:11 AM JustCause
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* BenevolentConspiracy: [[spoiler: Merlin's refusal to acknowledge the existence of the Black Council means that Ebenezar has to form the Grey Council in secret to investigate and combat them.]]



* ADeathInTheLimelight: [[spoiler: Morgan gets much more characterization than simply Harry's obstructive parole officer showing his KnighInSourArmor personality through working with Harry. So of course, he dies at the end of the book.]]

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* ADeathInTheLimelight: [[spoiler: Morgan gets much more characterization than simply Harry's obstructive parole officer showing his KnighInSourArmor KnightInSourArmor personality through working with Harry. So of course, he dies at the end of the book.]]
17th Mar '16 8:17:12 AM JustCause
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* ADeathInTheLimelight: [[spoiler: Morgan gets much more characterization than simply Harry's obstructive parole officer showing his KnighInSourArmor personality through working with Harry. So of course, he dies at the end of the book.]]



** Every time Harry comes back to his apartment, he finds Morgan and Molly (and occasionally another participant) in the middle of some sort of standoff, with Mouse keeping the peace, usually by sitting on someone.

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** Every time Harry comes back to his apartment, he finds Morgan and Molly (and occasionally another participant) in the middle of some sort of standoff, with Mouse keeping the peace, usually by sitting on someone. [[spoiler: It's less funny the third time it happens because Mouse got hurt when Morgan tried to shoot Molly when tried to read Luccio's mind]]
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