History Literature / WearingTheCape

31st Jan '16 1:01:08 PM ConnorJohn
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** FridgeBrilliance: From the second book onwards, [[BornLucky Seven]] is a member of the Sentinels and his supernatural luck can rub off on other people. As of yet, [[spoiler: no other Sentinels have died.]]
4th Jan '16 7:59:21 PM sslemmons
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* StatusQuoIsGod: Averted heavily. Hope goes through her own changes, especially in the early books, but Shelly is probably the most extreme example of averting this trope. In ''Wearing the Cape'', she [[spoiler: comes back as a "quantum-ghost" AI]]. In ''Villains Inc.'' she [[spoiler: gets herself a robot-body so she can be more than virtual]]. In ''Young Sentinels'' she [[spoiler: loses the body, and gets ''split'', becoming Shell (her "old" quantum-self) and Shelly (a flesh-and-blood copy)]]. In ''Small Town Heroes'' [[spoiler: Shell and Shelly begin displaying signs of some kind of gestalt-mind]]. In ''Ronin Games'' she is [[spoiler: temporarily transformed into a cat, and then hitches a ride with Hope to the High Plane of Heave, where she decides to hang out for a while (no knowing yet if any of that has permanently changed her in any way)]].
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* StatusQuoIsGod: Averted heavily. Hope goes through her own changes, especially in the early books, but Shelly is probably the most extreme example of averting this trope. In ''Wearing the Cape'', she [[spoiler: comes back as a "quantum-ghost" AI]]. In ''Villains Inc.'' she [[spoiler: gets herself a robot-body so she can be more than virtual]]. In ''Young Sentinels'' she [[spoiler: loses the body, and gets ''split'', becoming Shell (her "old" quantum-self) and Shelly (a flesh-and-blood copy)]]. In ''Small Town Heroes'' [[spoiler: Shell and Shelly begin displaying signs of some kind of gestalt-mind]]. In ''Ronin Games'' she is [[spoiler: temporarily transformed into a cat, and then hitches a ride with Hope to the High Plane of Heave, Heaven, where she decides to hang out for a while (no knowing yet if any of that has permanently changed her in any way)]].
3rd Jan '16 10:39:05 PM MGHarmon
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* StatusQuoIsGod: Averted heavily. Hope goes through her own changes, especially in the early books, but Shelly is probably the most extreme example of averting this trope. In ''Wearing the Cape'', she [[spoiler: comes back as a "quantum-ghost" AI]]. In ''Villains Inc.'' she [[spoiler: gets herself a robot-body so she can be more than virtual]]. In ''Young Sentinels'' she [[spoiler: loses the body, and gets ''split'', becoming Shell (her "old" quantum-self) and Shelly (a flesh-and-blood copy)]]. In ''Small Town Heroes'' [[spoiler: Shell and Shelly begin displaying signs of some kind of gestalt-mind]]. In ''Ronin Games'' she is [[spoiler: temporarily transformed into a cat, and then hitches a ride with Hope to the High Plane of Heave, where she decides to hang out for a while (no knowing yet if any of that has permanently changed her in any way)]].
13th Nov '15 5:28:25 PM MGHarmon
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* VampireDetectiveSeries: Heavily averted. While Artemis/Jacky seems to display all of the outward tropes of a vampire detective in the Big Easy, she 1.) Has no drama related to her sire ([[spoiler: she staked him, burned him to ash, and scattered him on Lake Michigan the first chance she got]]), 2) Has acquired no unrequited love interest ([[spoiler: unless you count the Master of Ceremonies, who may be pursuing ''her'']]), and 3.) Has only displayed one flashback so far--a post-rape trauma induced one, and she [[spoiler: later killed the man who induced it]]. Rather than becoming a PI as some sort of atonement, she seems to revel in the opportunity it provides to "stick it" to other vampires and supernaturals who step out of line.
11th Nov '15 9:10:22 PM MGHarmon
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* WeaponForIntimidation: Astra now carries Ajax' huge battle-maul. Partly because it really does help her hit harder, but mostly because a five-foot-nothing girl who doesn't weigh 100lbs soaking wet looks more intimidating when carrying a weapon that weighs more than she does.
11th Nov '15 9:04:48 PM MGHarmon
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* CombatPragmatist: While still idealistic, by the time of ''Ronin Games'' Astra has learned that there are times you just go for the win. In her fight with Heavenly Dragon (an actual Chinese dragon), when losing meant a plane full of life-saving vaccines would fall into the hands of flying pirates, she [[spoiler: ducked under his attack, grabbed hold, and carved her way through his belly to his spine]].
10th Nov '15 8:12:08 PM MGHarmon
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* ArbitrarySkepticism: The Post-Event World is filling up with strangeness. Superheroes. Vampires. Sorcerers. Aliens. Gods and Goddesses. Ozma, Empress of Oz. When encountering an "emissary from Ganymede" or a Hermetic Magician who claims to have had an encounter with the fundamental Source of Reality, the reaction of many if not most citizens of the Western nations is "meh." Because obviously, whatever they may ''think'' they are, they're all just breakthroughs and some are more delusional than others, right? Arbitrary Skepticism is what lets the Post-Event World's scientists and rationalists sleep at night, but there is no proof that the Everyone's a Breakthrough theory is, in fact, ''true''.
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* ArbitrarySkepticism: The Post-Event World is filling up with strangeness. Superheroes. Vampires. Sorcerers. Aliens. Gods and Goddesses. Ozma, Empress of Oz. When encountering an "emissary from Ganymede" or a Hermetic Magician who claims to have had an encounter with the fundamental Source of Reality, the reaction of many if not most citizens of the Western nations is "meh." Because obviously, whatever they may ''think'' they are, they're all just breakthroughs and some are more delusional than others, right? Arbitrary Skepticism is what lets the Post-Event World's scientists and rationalists sleep at night, but there is no proof that the Everyone's a Breakthrough theory is, in fact, ''true''.''correct''.
10th Nov '15 8:08:44 PM MGHarmon
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* ArbitrarySkepticism: The Post-Event World is filling up with strangeness. Superheroes. Vampires. Sorcerers. Aliens. Gods and Goddesses. Ozma, Empress of Oz. When encountering an "emissary from Ganymede" or a Hermetic Magician who claims to have had an encounter with the fundamental Source of Reality, the reaction of many if not most citizens of Western nations is "meh." Because whatever they may ''think'' they are, they're all just breakthroughs and some are more delusional than others. Arbitrary Skepticism is what lets the Post-Event World's scientists and rationalists sleep at night, but there is no proof that the Everyone's a Breakthrough theory is, in fact, ''true''.
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* ArbitrarySkepticism: The Post-Event World is filling up with strangeness. Superheroes. Vampires. Sorcerers. Aliens. Gods and Goddesses. Ozma, Empress of Oz. When encountering an "emissary from Ganymede" or a Hermetic Magician who claims to have had an encounter with the fundamental Source of Reality, the reaction of many if not most citizens of the Western nations is "meh." Because obviously, whatever they may ''think'' they are, they're all just breakthroughs and some are more delusional than others. others, right? Arbitrary Skepticism is what lets the Post-Event World's scientists and rationalists sleep at night, but there is no proof that the Everyone's a Breakthrough theory is, in fact, ''true''.
9th Nov '15 11:26:47 AM MGHarmon
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* ArbitrarySkepticism: The Post-Event World is filling up with strangeness. Superheroes. Vampires. Sorcerers. Aliens. Gods and Goddesses. Ozma, Empress of Oz. When encountering an "emissary from Ganymede" or a Hermetic Magician who claims to have had an encounter with the fundamental Source of Reality, the reaction of many if not most citizens of Western nations is "meh." Because whatever they may ''think'' they are, they're all just breakthroughs and some are more delusional than others. Arbitrary Skepticism is what lets the Post-Event World's scientists and rationalists sleep at night, but there is no proof that the Everyone's a Breakthrough theory is, in fact, ''true''.
9th Oct '15 2:08:34 PM CharlesPhipps
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* AttractiveGenderBender: Kitsune can appear as a man or woman equally, both gorgeous.

* DarkIsNotEvil: Artemis.
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* DarkIsNotEvil: Artemis. Artemis is a vampire superhero. * DatingCatwoman: As of ''Ronin Games'', Hope's relationship with [[spoiler: Kitsune.]]
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