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23rd Jun '15 12:51:48 PM Lukethehedgehog
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* UsefulNotes/{{Baltimore}}: the largest city in the [[UsefulNotes/UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates US]] state of [[TheSeveralStates Maryland]].

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* UsefulNotes/{{Baltimore}}: the largest city in the [[UsefulNotes/UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates [[UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates US]] state of [[TheSeveralStates [[UsefulNotes/TheSeveralStates Maryland]].
23rd Jun '15 12:50:46 PM Lukethehedgehog
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* UsefulNotes/{{Baltimore}}: the largest city in the [[UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates US]] state of [[TheSeveralStates Maryland]].

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* UsefulNotes/{{Baltimore}}: the largest city in the [[UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates [[UsefulNotes/UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates US]] state of [[TheSeveralStates Maryland]].
22nd Sep '12 7:20:07 AM TheRedRedKroovy
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[[redirect:Literature/{{Baltimore}}]]* UsefulNotes/{{Baltimore}}: the largest city in the [[UsefulNotes/TheUnitedStates US]] state of [[TheSeveralStates Maryland]].
* ''Literature/{{Baltimore}}'': the illustrated vampire novel by Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden.
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22nd Oct '11 11:47:02 PM movie007
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-->''“Why do dead men rise up to torment the living?” Captain Henry Baltimore asks the malevolent winged creature. The vampire shakes its head. “It was you called us. All of you, with your war. The roar of your cannons shook us from our quiet graves…. You killers. You berserkers…. You will never be rid of us now.”''\\


Baltimore, or The Steadfast Tin Soldier and the Vampire, is an illustrated novel by Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden, who had previously collaborated on several of the Hellboy horror novels. Going down the paranormal investigator route again, Mignola and Golden succeed in making Lord Baltimore very distinct from Hellboy in many different ways.

Born Lord Henry Baltimore, the titular character was a captain of an Allied squad during WWI. During a suicide mission, he wounds a vampire lord in self-defence, ruining the vampire's face permanently. In revenge, the vampire infects Baltimore's wounded leg with such hideous gangrene that it has to be amputated, leading Baltimore to gain his trademark wooden leg.

The vampire also begins spreading a plague all through Europe with its fellow vampires, which saps the life away from those infected until they are nothing but listless, "gray people". When even his family is killed, Baltimore begins a path of vengeance that takes him all across the globe.

The book mainly focuses on three companions of Baltimore, who have all convened in a tavern in an unnamed city to meet with their mutual friend. While waiting, they each recount how they came to know Lord Baltimore, and just what experiences they had in their life that made them all too willingly believe Baltimore's tale of vampires and curses.

A very dark book, it deals with the atrocities of war and their consequences, specifically on those who fight in them. Yet it is an excellent story, with an ending that is truly poignant.

!!This work contains examples of the following tropes:
* AllegoryAdventure - Most of the events that happen in Baltimore's portion are based on the events of the Hans Christian Andersen story of the Steadfast Tin Soldier.
* AnthropomorphicPersonification - Arguably,[[spoiler: the Red Death, as it not only is the supernatural source of the plague, but also its embodiment in the spiritual world.]]
* BalefulPolymorph - What Doctor Rose encounters during the war that convinces him that Baltimore is telling the truth.
* BigBad - The Vampire Lord whom Baltimore calls "The Red King"
* [[spoiler: BiggerBad - The Red Death, the actual Red King and the source of the vampiric plague.]]
* BigDamnHeroes - During the climactic battle, [[spoiler: Baltimore appears and begins effortlessly killing the shadow vampire wraiths that his friends were barely even able to fight off.]]
* DevilButNoGod - A very strange case of this; over the course of the book it's stated that everything Baltimore goes through is God's way of forging him into a weapon that can stop the vampire plague. Yet besides one monk who tells Baltimore this, we never actually see God (or a representative of his) actually take any direct action against the monsters. This leads to the main characters doing what needs to be done, but cursing God all the while for having to do it.
* EldritchAbomination - Though not of Mignola's usual Lovecraft variety: [[spoiler:The Red Death, the true source of the vampire plague, is a demonic skeleton with a scepter and coffin, whose red wing-like cloak brings death and gives birth to undead horrors.]]
* EverythingIsWorseWithBears - See BalefulPolymorph above.
** To elaborate: [[spoiler:Doctor Rose meets an allied Norwegian soldier who is cursed to turn into a demonic bear that kills every living human it can find each time he goes to sleep at night, because he killed the previous demon bear beforehand.]]
* HeWhoFightsMonsters - While obviously still good, the experiences Baltimore goes through cause him to become just as otherworldy and threatening as the vampires he hunts.
* KnightErrant - A rather grim and no-nonsense one, but Baltimore becomes this in his search for the Red King over the years hunting him.
* NestedStory: see the page's literature section.
* OurVampiresAreDifferent - For one, [[spoiler: the plague that is killing people across Europe is actually turning them into vampires.]]
* [[spoiler: PerversePuppet]]: The Sea Captain Aischros [[spoiler: encountered a whole town of these in his youth.]]
* PsychologicalHorror - Standard for a Mike Mignola work.
* RageAgainstTheHeavens - The main characters get very angry with God at times, and are very vocal about it; see DevilButNoGod above.
* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped - Though done far more subtly than usual; the whole point of the book is that [[spoiler:war is a horrible, horrible thing, regardless against whom or over what it is fought.]]
* ThePlague: The plague that's overwhelming Europe, which seems to be a supernatural version of the Spanish Flu.
* YouAllMeetInAnInn: All three of Baltimore's friends meet in a tavern to wait for him when he summons them together; they spend almost the entire novel waiting and telling each other stories about their pasts.

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-->''“Why do dead men rise up to torment the living?” Captain Henry Baltimore asks the malevolent winged creature. The vampire shakes its head. “It was you called us. All of you, with your war. The roar of your cannons shook us from our quiet graves…. You killers. You berserkers…. You will never be rid of us now.”''\\


Baltimore, or The Steadfast Tin Soldier and the Vampire, is an illustrated novel by Mike Mignola and Christopher Golden, who had previously collaborated on several of the Hellboy horror novels. Going down the paranormal investigator route again, Mignola and Golden succeed in making Lord Baltimore very distinct from Hellboy in many different ways.

Born Lord Henry Baltimore, the titular character was a captain of an Allied squad during WWI. During a suicide mission, he wounds a vampire lord in self-defence, ruining the vampire's face permanently. In revenge, the vampire infects Baltimore's wounded leg with such hideous gangrene that it has to be amputated, leading Baltimore to gain his trademark wooden leg.

The vampire also begins spreading a plague all through Europe with its fellow vampires, which saps the life away from those infected until they are nothing but listless, "gray people". When even his family is killed, Baltimore begins a path of vengeance that takes him all across the globe.

The book mainly focuses on three companions of Baltimore, who have all convened in a tavern in an unnamed city to meet with their mutual friend. While waiting, they each recount how they came to know Lord Baltimore, and just what experiences they had in their life that made them all too willingly believe Baltimore's tale of vampires and curses.

A very dark book, it deals with the atrocities of war and their consequences, specifically on those who fight in them. Yet it is an excellent story, with an ending that is truly poignant.

!!This work contains examples of the following tropes:
* AllegoryAdventure - Most of the events that happen in Baltimore's portion are based on the events of the Hans Christian Andersen story of the Steadfast Tin Soldier.
* AnthropomorphicPersonification - Arguably,[[spoiler: the Red Death, as it not only is the supernatural source of the plague, but also its embodiment in the spiritual world.]]
* BalefulPolymorph - What Doctor Rose encounters during the war that convinces him that Baltimore is telling the truth.
* BigBad - The Vampire Lord whom Baltimore calls "The Red King"
* [[spoiler: BiggerBad - The Red Death, the actual Red King and the source of the vampiric plague.]]
* BigDamnHeroes - During the climactic battle, [[spoiler: Baltimore appears and begins effortlessly killing the shadow vampire wraiths that his friends were barely even able to fight off.]]
* DevilButNoGod - A very strange case of this; over the course of the book it's stated that everything Baltimore goes through is God's way of forging him into a weapon that can stop the vampire plague. Yet besides one monk who tells Baltimore this, we never actually see God (or a representative of his) actually take any direct action against the monsters. This leads to the main characters doing what needs to be done, but cursing God all the while for having to do it.
* EldritchAbomination - Though not of Mignola's usual Lovecraft variety: [[spoiler:The Red Death, the true source of the vampire plague, is a demonic skeleton with a scepter and coffin, whose red wing-like cloak brings death and gives birth to undead horrors.]]
* EverythingIsWorseWithBears - See BalefulPolymorph above.
** To elaborate: [[spoiler:Doctor Rose meets an allied Norwegian soldier who is cursed to turn into a demonic bear that kills every living human it can find each time he goes to sleep at night, because he killed the previous demon bear beforehand.]]
* HeWhoFightsMonsters - While obviously still good, the experiences Baltimore goes through cause him to become just as otherworldy and threatening as the vampires he hunts.
* KnightErrant - A rather grim and no-nonsense one, but Baltimore becomes this in his search for the Red King over the years hunting him.
* NestedStory: see the page's literature section.
* OurVampiresAreDifferent - For one, [[spoiler: the plague that is killing people across Europe is actually turning them into vampires.]]
* [[spoiler: PerversePuppet]]: The Sea Captain Aischros [[spoiler: encountered a whole town of these in his youth.]]
* PsychologicalHorror - Standard for a Mike Mignola work.
* RageAgainstTheHeavens - The main characters get very angry with God at times, and are very vocal about it; see DevilButNoGod above.
* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped - Though done far more subtly than usual; the whole point of the book is that [[spoiler:war is a horrible, horrible thing, regardless against whom or over what it is fought.]]
* ThePlague: The plague that's overwhelming Europe, which seems to be a supernatural version of the Spanish Flu.
* YouAllMeetInAnInn: All three of Baltimore's friends meet in a tavern to wait for him when he summons them together; they spend almost the entire novel waiting and telling each other stories about their pasts.

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28th May '11 12:34:01 AM CleverPun
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* [[spoiler:PerversePuppets]] - The Sea Captain Aischros [[spoiler: encountered a whole town of these in his youth.]]

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* [[spoiler:PerversePuppets]] - [[spoiler: PerversePuppet]]: The Sea Captain Aischros [[spoiler: encountered a whole town of these in his youth.]]



* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped - Though done far more subtly than usual; the whole point of the book is that [[spoiler:war is a horrible, horrible thing, regardless against whom or over what it is fought over.]]
* ThePlague - The plague that's overwhelming Europe, which seems to be a supernatural version of the Spanish Flu.
* YouAllMeetInAnInn - All three of Baltimore's friends meet in a tavern to wait for him when he summons them together; they spend almost the entire novel waiting and telling each other stories about their pasts.

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* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped - Though done far more subtly than usual; the whole point of the book is that [[spoiler:war is a horrible, horrible thing, regardless against whom or over what it is fought over.fought.]]
* ThePlague - ThePlague: The plague that's overwhelming Europe, which seems to be a supernatural version of the Spanish Flu.
* YouAllMeetInAnInn - YouAllMeetInAnInn: All three of Baltimore's friends meet in a tavern to wait for him when he summons them together; they spend almost the entire novel waiting and telling each other stories about their pasts.
28th May '11 12:28:45 AM CleverPun
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* KnightErrant - A rather grim and no-nonsense one, but Baltimore becomes this in his search for the Red King over the years hunting him.

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* KnightErrant - A rather grim and no-nonsense one, but Baltimore becomes this in his search for the Red King over the years hunting him.him.
* NestedStory: see the page's literature section.
23rd Aug '10 12:37:16 PM 99.96.100.52
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* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped - Though done far more subtly than usual; the whole point of the book is that [[spoiler:war is a horrible, horrible thing, irregardless against whom or over what it is fought over.]]

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* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped - Though done far more subtly than usual; the whole point of the book is that [[spoiler:war is a horrible, horrible thing, irregardless regardless against whom or over what it is fought over.]]
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