History Literature / TwoGraves

29th Jul '16 2:12:39 PM Morgenthaler
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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Alban. [[spoiler: So much that it turns out to be a plot point.]]
9th May '15 5:32:45 PM universalperson
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* QuantumMechanicsCanDoAnything: [[spoiler: Alban's future time sense is explained this way. [[GeneticEngineeringIsTheNewNuke And it's genetic!]]]]
23rd Apr '15 7:08:17 PM universalperson
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* ExactWords: At the very end of the story [[spoiler: Alban says he will kill his father. Alban ultimately kills Fischer,

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* ExactWords: At the very end of the story [[spoiler: Alban says he will kill his father. Alban ultimately kills Fischer, the man who practically was his father in everything except blood.]]
23rd Apr '15 7:07:28 PM universalperson
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* ChekhovsVolcano: [[spoiler: The Nazi base is built one. The volcano is supposed to be dead, but Pendergast finds signs that it isn't. He ultimately blows up the Nazi's ammo dump in order to trigger an eruption, utterly destroying the base.]]



* DesignerBabies: [[spoiler: the secret Nazi experiments.]]

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* DesignerBabies: [[spoiler: the The secret Nazi experiments.]]



* ExactWords: At the very end of the story [[spoiler: Alban says he will kill his father. Alban ultimately kills Fischer,



* HeroicBSOD: Pendergast after the ActionPrologue. [[spoiler: His failure to save Hen breaks him and nearly [[DrivenToSuicide drives him to suicide.]] He doesn't actually get better until Tristram appears.]]

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* HeroicBSOD: Pendergast after the ActionPrologue. [[spoiler: His failure to save Hen Helen breaks him and nearly [[DrivenToSuicide drives him to suicide.]] He doesn't actually get better until Tristram appears.]]
22nd Apr '15 9:21:38 AM universalperson
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* HowUnscientific: Like ''Literature/TheWheelOfDarkness'', the novel contains something supernatural, namely [[spoiler: Alban's PsychicPowers that let him sense the future.]]
22nd Apr '15 9:11:42 AM universalperson
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* CainAndAbel: [[spoiled: The Nazi eugenics experiments create twins, one with superior genetics and the other with all the bad genes that come from environmental mutation. The "bad" twins are kept as slaves and organ donors, while the "good" twins are indoctrinated as Nazi soldiers. In the end, it's averted; the "bad" twins start a slave uprising and most of their siblings can't bear to kill them.]]

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* CainAndAbel: [[spoiled: [[spoiler: The Nazi eugenics experiments create twins, one with superior genetics and the other with all the bad genes that come from environmental mutation. The "bad" twins are kept as slaves and organ donors, while the "good" twins are indoctrinated as Nazi soldiers. In the end, it's averted; the "bad" twins start a slave uprising and most of their siblings can't bear to kill them.]]
22nd Apr '15 9:11:10 AM universalperson
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* CainAndAbel: [[spoiled: The Nazi eugenics experiments create twins, one with superior genetics and the other with all the bad genes
that come from environmental mutation. The "bad" twins are kept as slaves and organ donors, while the "good" twins are indoctrinated as Nazi soldiers. In the end, it's averted; the "bad" twins start a slave uprising and most of their siblings can't bear to kill them.]]

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* CainAndAbel: [[spoiled: The Nazi eugenics experiments create twins, one with superior genetics and the other with all the bad genes
genes that come from environmental mutation. The "bad" twins are kept as slaves and organ donors, while the "good" twins are indoctrinated as Nazi soldiers. In the end, it's averted; the "bad" twins start a slave uprising and most of their siblings can't bear to kill them.]]


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* StunnedSilence: Pendergast is so shocked by [[spoiler: his son's appearance at his doorstep]] that it leaves him unable to ''think'', let alone speak.
22nd Apr '15 9:06:47 AM universalperson
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* BondVillainStupidity: Becomes a plot point. [[spoiler: When Pendergast is captured, Fischer and Alban leave Pendergast to his executioner (who had the right to vengence). Fischer then starts wondering if Alban left because he didn't want to see his father die.]]



* CainAndAbel: [[spoiled: The Nazi eugenics experiments create twins, one with superior genetics and the other with all the bad genes
that come from environmental mutation. The "bad" twins are kept as slaves and organ donors, while the "good" twins are indoctrinated as Nazi soldiers. In the end, it's averted; the "bad" twins start a slave uprising and most of their siblings can't bear to kill them.]]



* DesignerBabies: [[spoiler: the secret Nazi experiments.]]



* HeroicBSOD: Pendergast after the ActionPrologue. [[spoiler: His failure to save Hen breaks him and nearly [[DrivenToSuicide drives him to suicide.]] He doesn't actually get better until Tristram appears.]]



* HijackedByGanon: Subverted. [[spoiler: Given his how [[NeverFoundTheBody his brother's body was never recovered beyond Constance's report]] and the matching DNA, Pendergast starts assuming that the killer is Diogenes. He's wrong. It's his son.]]

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* HijackedByGanon: Subverted. [[spoiler: Given his how [[NeverFoundTheBody his brother's body was never recovered beyond Constance's report]] and the matching DNA, Pendergast starts assuming that the killer is Diogenes. He's wrong. It's his Pendergast's son.]]



* TheUnfavorite: Tristram. Before Pendergast finds him, he was previously known only as "Forty-seven," as he was considered the "bad twin" to the "perfect" Alban.

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* TheUnfavorite: Tristram. Before Pendergast finds him, he was previously known only as "Forty-seven," as he was considered the "bad twin" to the "perfect" Alban.
* WhyDontYouJustShootHim: Becomes a plot point. [[spoiler: Both Fischer and Pendergast wonder if Alban is emotionally capable of killing his father. In the end it's left ambiguous. However, Pendergast can't bring himself to kill
Alban.]]
24th Jan '15 10:56:41 PM MisterCPC
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Special Agent Pendergast's attempts to get to the bottom of his investigation into the organization that ordered Helen's murder have ended in disaster and have left him a broken man. But when the organization unleashes a near-supernatural killer with ties to both Helen and Pendergast, the agent must rouse himself back into action.
11th Jan '15 10:36:42 PM MisterCPC
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** Although this is later subverted in ''Blue Labyrinth''.

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** Although this is later subverted in ''Blue Labyrinth''. [[spoiler: [[BusCrash Guess whose corpse turns up on Pendergast's front doorstep at the beginning of that book]]?]]



* ShootTheShaggyDog: Literally. [[spoiler: Pendergast is finally able to locate Helen in Mexico, only for her captor to shoot her dead and escape.]]

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* ShootTheShaggyDog: Literally.Which literally involves shooting no less. [[spoiler: Pendergast is finally able to locate Helen in Mexico, only for her captor to shoot her dead and escape.]]
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