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The Adversary Cycle is a six-novel horror series by F. Paul Wilson. It runs parallel to the ''RepairmanJack'' series. It contains the following books:
# ''The Keep''
# ''The Tomb'' (Also a ''Repairman Jack'' novel)
# ''The Touch''
# ''Reborn''
# ''Reprisal''
# ''Nightworld''
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!!The ''Adversary Cycle '' series contains examples of:

* AndIMustScream: Lampshaded when one character gets a FaceFullOfAlienWingWong.
* AndThisIsFor
* TheAntichrist: Rasalom is actually much worse than this, but religious people often mistake him for it. Also, in ''Reborn'', a group of religious people think [[spoiler: Jim]] is the Antichrist after learning that [[spoiler:he's a clone]].
* BigNo: Subverted as Rasalom is only pretending he's been defeated to MindScrew his ArchNemesis.
* BlackAndGreyMorality: In ''The Keep'', it's Rasalom vs. Nazis. Guess who's worse. Also, the Otherness vs. the Ally in general. The Ally isn't evil for the sake of being evil, but it certainly does horrible things. However, Earth needs the Ally to win because the Otherness would be much, much worse.
* BodyHorror: Many cases, but one of the most notable ones occurred with Danny Gordon in ''Reprisal''.
* BuriedAlive: [[spoiler:Danny Gordon]] in ''Reprisal''.
* DisproportionateRetribution: The entire plot of the appropriately named ''Reprisal'' is [[spoiler:Rasalom's revenge on Bill for almost causing Carol to have a miscarriage when she was pregnant with him by refusing to have an affair with her. The goodness of him refusing to break his vows as a priest did this, so it wasn't like Bill almost killed him on purpose. Rasalom responds by ruining Bill's life, mostly by committing horrible atrocities on the people close to him. Rasalom seems to do this a lot.]]
* DystopiaJustifiesTheMeans: With the Otherness.
* EmotionEater: Rasalom
* EndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt: In ''Nightworld''. Also, just in general, the Otherness and Rasalom's ultimate goal.
* EvilGloating: Rasalom enjoys this.
* HealingHands: In ''The Touch''.
* HumanoidAbomination: Rasalom
* {{Joisey}}: Apparently, New Jersey is an annex of LovecraftCountry.
* LethalHarmlessPowers: The Dat-tay-vao in ''The Touch'', while normally a healing power, can work in reverse if someone gets in the way of the person who has it.
* TheMedic: Dr. Alan Bulmer in ''The Touch''.
* TheNightThatNeverEnds: ''Nightworld'' has the threat of this trope, as every day the sun inexplicably rises later and sets earlier than the last.
* TouchOfDeath: See LethalHarmlessPowers above.
* UltimateEvil: The Otherness and Rasalom.
* TheUnmasquedWorld: ''Nightworld'' has a global revelation of the reality of the supernatural. Having the sun nearly go dark forever, releasing godawful monsters to stalk the increasingly-long nights, while bottomless pits open up and start eating the landscape, would sure convince me.
* WalkingWasteland: Carol in ''Reborn'' when she is [[spoiler:pregnant with the reincarnation of Rasalom]].
* WhyDontYouJustShootHim
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness
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The Adversary Cycle is a six-novel horror series by F. Paul Wilson. It runs parallel to the ''RepairmanJack'' series. It contains the following books:
# ''The Keep''
# ''The Tomb'' (Also a ''Repairman Jack'' novel)
# ''The Touch''
# ''Reborn''
# ''Reprisal''
# ''Nightworld''
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!!The ''Adversary Cycle '' series contains examples of:

* AndIMustScream: Lampshaded when one character gets a FaceFullOfAlienWingWong.
* AndThisIsFor
* TheAntichrist: Rasalom is actually much worse than this, but religious people often mistake him for it. Also, in ''Reborn'', a group of religious people think [[spoiler: Jim]] is the Antichrist after learning that [[spoiler:he's a clone]].
* BigNo: Subverted as Rasalom is only pretending he's been defeated to MindScrew his ArchNemesis.
* BlackAndGreyMorality: In ''The Keep'', it's Rasalom vs. Nazis. Guess who's worse. Also, the Otherness vs. the Ally in general. The Ally isn't evil for the sake of being evil, but it certainly does horrible things. However, Earth needs the Ally to win because the Otherness would be much, much worse.
* BodyHorror: Many cases, but one of the most notable ones occurred with Danny Gordon in ''Reprisal''.
* BuriedAlive: [[spoiler:Danny Gordon]] in ''Reprisal''.
* DisproportionateRetribution: The entire plot of the appropriately named ''Reprisal'' is [[spoiler:Rasalom's revenge on Bill for almost causing Carol to have a miscarriage when she was pregnant with him by refusing to have an affair with her. The goodness of him refusing to break his vows as a priest did this, so it wasn't like Bill almost killed him on purpose. Rasalom responds by ruining Bill's life, mostly by committing horrible atrocities on the people close to him. Rasalom seems to do this a lot.]]
* DystopiaJustifiesTheMeans: With the Otherness.
* EmotionEater: Rasalom
* EndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt: In ''Nightworld''. Also, just in general, the Otherness and Rasalom's ultimate goal.
* EvilGloating: Rasalom enjoys this.
* HealingHands: In ''The Touch''.
* HumanoidAbomination: Rasalom
* {{Joisey}}: Apparently, New Jersey is an annex of LovecraftCountry.
* LethalHarmlessPowers: The Dat-tay-vao in ''The Touch'', while normally a healing power, can work in reverse if someone gets in the way of the person who has it.
* TheMedic: Dr. Alan Bulmer in ''The Touch''.
* TheNightThatNeverEnds: ''Nightworld'' has the threat of this trope, as every day the sun inexplicably rises later and sets earlier than the last.
* TouchOfDeath: See LethalHarmlessPowers above.
* UltimateEvil: The Otherness and Rasalom.
* TheUnmasquedWorld: ''Nightworld'' has a global revelation of the reality of the supernatural. Having the sun nearly go dark forever, releasing godawful monsters to stalk the increasingly-long nights, while bottomless pits open up and start eating the landscape, would sure convince me.
* WalkingWasteland: Carol in ''Reborn'' when she is [[spoiler:pregnant with the reincarnation of Rasalom]].
* WhyDontYouJustShootHim
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness
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17th Jul '13 8:01:56 PM Odon
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* BigNo: Subverted as Rasalom is only pretending he's been defeated to MindScrew his ArchNemesis.


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* WhyDontYouJustShootHim
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* AndIMustScream

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* AndIMustScreamAndIMustScream: Lampshaded when one character gets a FaceFullOfAlienWingWong.
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* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness
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* AndIMustScream
* AndThisIsFor
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* TheNightThatNeverEnds: It has the threat of this trope, as every day the sun inexplicably rises later and sets earlier than the last.

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* TheNightThatNeverEnds: It ''Nightworld'' has the threat of this trope, as every day the sun inexplicably rises later and sets earlier than the last.
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* DisproportionateRetribution: The entire plot of the appropriately named ''Reprisal'' is [[spoiler:Rasalom's revenge on Bill for almost causing Carol to have a miscarriage when she was pregnant with him by refusing to have an affair with her. The goodness of him refusing to break his vows as a priest did this, so it wasn't like Bill did this on purpose. Rasalom responds by ruining Bill's life, mostly by committing horrible atrocities on the people close to him]].

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* DisproportionateRetribution: The entire plot of the appropriately named ''Reprisal'' is [[spoiler:Rasalom's revenge on Bill for almost causing Carol to have a miscarriage when she was pregnant with him by refusing to have an affair with her. The goodness of him refusing to break his vows as a priest did this, so it wasn't like Bill did this almost killed him on purpose. Rasalom responds by ruining Bill's life, mostly by committing horrible atrocities on the people close to him]].him. Rasalom seems to do this a lot.]]
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* BlackAndGreyMorality: In ''The Keep'', it's Rasalom vs. Nazis. Guess who's worse.

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* BlackAndGreyMorality: In ''The Keep'', it's Rasalom vs. Nazis. Guess who's worse. Also, the Otherness vs. the Ally in general. The Ally isn't evil for the sake of being evil, but it certainly does horrible things. However, Earth needs the Ally to win because the Otherness would be much, much worse.
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* HumanoidAbomination: Rasalom
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* {{Joisey}}: Apparently, New Jersey is an annex of LovecraftCountry.


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* TheUnmasquedWorld: ''Nightworld'' has a global revelation of the reality of the supernatural. Having the sun nearly go dark forever, releasing godawful monsters to stalk the increasingly-long nights, while bottomless pits open up and start eating the landscape, would sure convince me.
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