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''I'm pretty sure you already know who I am. As for everyone else... I don't think there are enough people left to make a secret identity worth the effort.''

''Ex-Heroes'' is a novel published by PermutedPress. It combines superheroes, post-apocalypse, and zombie novel written by PeterClines. A series of superheroes appear during the 21st century, each possessing a variety of superpowers and abilities. They make a brief splash, curing all sorts of ills in the Los Angeles area (amongst other places).

Unfortunately, they don't get to enjoy their success long before the entire world is struck by a ZombieApocalypse of epic proportions. Now, a year later, they have to defend their tiny enclave of human survivors from a seemingly endless horde of undead monsters.

A sequel, ''Ex-Patriots'' was released in 2011. It follows the continuing adventures of the original heroes and [[spoiler: adds a second group of survivors seemingly saved by the military.]]

A third book, Ex-Communication, was released July 9, 2013, and deals with the return of [[spoiler: Max Hale and Cairax Murrain]].

Book 4, Ex-Purgatory, is set for release on January 14, 2014.
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[[folder: Ex-Heroes]]

* TheApunkalypse: The street gang called the Seventeens more or less conquers Los Angeles after the ZombieApocalypse.
* TheAtoner: [[spoiler: Regenerator]].
* BadassBookworm: Stealth, Cerberus.
* BadassNormal: Stealth
* BigBad: Pee-Zee.
* BiTheWay: Stealth, sort of. She experimented with both genders in college before giving the whole thing up as a waste of time.
* TheCape: The Mighty Dragon, known more commonly as St George by the time of the main events of the book.
* TheCowl: Stealth.
* CursedWithAwesome: Stealth is a statuesque knockout of a woman who made a significant amount of money as an underwear model, but she's also a genius polymath. Much of the reason why she's a masked superhero in the first place is because she had a great deal of trouble getting anyone in academia to take the ex-model seriously.
* DeathBySex: [[spoiler: Cairax dies due to getting a blow job from zombie Jessica Alba. No one is sure how to react when told about this.]]
** This later proves to be an exaggerated rumor. He was actually "[[TongueTrauma just slipping her a little tongue]]".
* DefrostingIceQueen: Stealth gets a mild example of this.
* FromNobodyToNightmare: Random gangbanger to superzombie.
* GenericDoomsdayVillain: [[spoiler: Rodney Casares AKA Pee-Zee or [[BlatantLies Patient Zero]]. He randomly turns up with the power to control the zombies, to survive the zombification with his own intelligence intact, and with enhanced physical abilities and stature he never had in life. The most that's ever explained about him is that he used to be a random gangbanger and that he was one of the first victims of the disease, but he is otherwise completely unique and exists for no reason other than to present a massive threat to the main cast. Though he does get some backstory in the second book, it doesn't really explain all that much...]]
** At the same time, subverted, since [[spoiler: his plan isn't global destruction or to wipe out all the heroes, and he tells them several times that he would welcome everyone except Gorgon to his side. He just wants two things, revenge on Gorgon, who beat him up several times prior to the Zombie Apocalypse, and to take total control of Los Angeles. The only reason he hasn't taken over the world so far is due to the fact that he just isn't smart enough to make the most effective use of his powers.]]
* GenkiGirl: Banzai. [[spoiler: Before she's killed and turned into a zombie.]]
* GenreBlind: Most of the world. No one is willing to recognize that the Zombie Apocalypse is in fact a genuine zombie apocalypse until it is too far gone to stop. Only Stealth and the heroes are from the get go able to recognize the threat, and once they realize what it is, act appropriately to try (if fail) to stop it.
* GratuitousSpanish: Rodney once in awhile.
* TheHero: St George but several others.
* HotScientist: Cerberus. Stealth also qualifies.
* KickTheDog: Peasy's most disgusting moment is undoubtedly [[spoiler: when he reveals he's been using Banzai's zombie corpse for sex.]]
* MostCommonSuperpower: Averted. Stealth stands out among the heroines. Banzai posed as a man to keep her secret identity secure.
* MsFanservice: Stealth seems to explicitly invoke this, which is odd considering her backstory of not being taken seriously because of how pretty she was.
* NotUsingTheZWord: Discussed. People use Exes (as in ex-people or ex-human) because it's easier to accept than Zombie.
* OurZombiesAreDifferent: Seemingly averted. The zombies in the ''Ex-Heroes'' universe are direct homages to the George Romero universe. [[spoiler: Later, of course, they show they are shown to be products of a disastrous attempt at reanimation.]]
* PunnyName: A guy called the Mighty Dragon starts using the name St George AfterTheEnd. St George in Catholic iconography is frequently depicted as slaying a dragon.
* TheReveal: The reason for the ZombieApocalypse.
* ShoutOut: Subtler ones than most.
** Stealth seems to be an homage to Batman.
** St George has elements of Superman. In a more obvious way, his real name is George Bailey, the main character of ''Film/ItsAWonderfulLife''
** Gorgon has elements of Doctor Midnight and the Question.
** Cerberus seems to be a War Machine and Tony Stark homage.
** Zzzap has the powers of the Living Laser.
* SociopathicHero: Stealth borders on this, though never quite crosses it.
* StealthPun: The Dragon's real name is George, and they start calling St. George after the ZombieApocalypse.
* SurvivalHorror: A rare non-game example, it follows the tropes basically to the letter. The Mount is all about survival.
* {{Stripperiffic}}: Averted. Stealth's form fitting outfit is sexualized by outsiders but practical. Cerberus sexualizes her decidedly Iron Man-esque costume.
* StuffedInAFridge: Banzai. A lot of fans took a shine to her in the short time she's in existence.
* TooDumbToLive: The majority of civil authority. In spite of government advisory stating that the exes are in fact walking corpses, the police, the army, everyone except Stealth and the other superheroes, refuse to recognize that YES, the exes are dead, with no way of stopping them except headshots, and no way of reasoning with them, and no means of curing them, since they are just corpses. By the time that people start recognizing the threat for what it is, it's already too late to stop it.
* TheVirus: Of course.
** [[spoiler: A unique example in that the virus itself is not lethal. What is lethal is the bacteria and viruses present in the human body, especially in a walking corpse. Initially, there were cases of people surviving a bite if they were in a hospital and immediately pumped full of antibiotics. Now, with every zombie mouth stuffed with hundreds of infectious diseases, there's practically no chance of survival without superpowers specially geared for disease immunity, or immediate amputation of the bitten limb.]]
* ZombieApocalypse: One of the big examples of it, humanity being on the verge of extinction.[[/folder]]

[[folder: Ex-Patriots]]

* AwesomeMcCoolname: Captain Freedom. His great-great-grandfather was born a slave, but slavery was repealed when he was four. At age 18 he changed the family name to what he thought was the greatest word in the English language.
* {{Badass}}: Captain Freedom.
* BadassDriver: The Driver, naturally. Though he doesn't get much chance to do any real driving, he can take control of machines and control them better than any normal driver ever could. Machines like a certain suit of PoweredArmor...
* [[spoiler: BackFromTheDead: Pee Zee survived the events of the first book.]]
* BigBadEnsemble: [[spoiler: Smith and Legion.]]
* BitterSweetEnding: Though Freedom and the remains of the military base join the Mount, [[spoiler: Smith gets away]] and they still have no way of dealing with [[spoiler: Legion, who can't be defeated now that he can BodySurf between Exes]]
* TheCape: Saint George, again.
* TheCowl: Stealth, again.
* EvilArmy: [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] and Averted. The soldiers are not friendly to the heroes but are portrayed as cool professionals as opposed to psychopaths.
* GoodVersusGood: A rare example in fiction. Both the army and the Mount survivors want what's best for humanity.
** [[spoiler: Of course, the Project: Krypton survivors are wrong due to how completely they've been bamboozled by the villains.]]
* TheGoodCaptain: Captain Freedom.
* HeelFaceTurn: The Driver is a reformed gang member.
* TheHero: Obviously.
* IAmLegion: Rodney changes his name to Legion after his powers get stronger.
* IAmNotLeftHanded: When he first appears Captain Freedom puts up a pretty good fight against St George. [[spoiler: later on in the book it's revealed St George was holding back and proceeds to lay the smackdown on Freedom and his entire squad.]]
* KickTheDog: [[spoiler: Project: Krypton gets one when they kidnap Zzzap.]]
* MadScientist: Dr. Emil Sorrenson. [[spoiler: Averted. He actually doesn't have any talent at controlling zombies. He's just being used by Legion.]]
* MoralityPet: St George for Stealth.
* OurZombiesAreDifferent: [[spoiler: Averted. The zombies of Project: Krypton are supposed to be tamed but are actually just controlled by Legion.]]
* ShipTease: Saint George and Stealth get some more of this.
* ShoutOut: The name of the military project is Project: Krypton.
** Captain Freedom is an obvious one for Captain America.
** There's also one to [[spoiler: The Purple Man.]]
** Barry, being OneOfUs, is a fountain of pop culture references.
* SociopathicHero: Stealth mentions that she used to be a lot like this, but her association with [[MoralityPet St George]] led her to change her way of thinking somewhat.
* SuperSoldier: The whole point of Project: Krypton.
* WholePlotReference: Averted. ''Day of the Dead'' is an obvious inspiration, though the addition of superheroes changes things drastically.
* ZombieApocalypse: Well, duh.
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[[folder: Ex-Communication]]

* AndIMustScream: When he was turned into a zombie thanks to his magic, Max Hale remained fully aware. Unfortunately for him, so did Cairax Murrain, who was trapped in there with him, and forced him to relive every painful experience he ever had all at once, more or less continuously for three years.
** The worst part? Whatever sort of limbo they were trapped in let time move with excruciating slowness. When Hale first tries to get back at Cairax regarding his torment, he states that Cairax has been torturing him for months, and no one has killed them yet. Cairax responds by saying that they've been at it for less than a day. [[NightmareFuel Now, imagine what three years must feel like.]]
* BodySurf: How Hale comes BackFromTheDead.
* CrazyPrepared: Stealth, as might be expected. She even keeps a spare mask in her belt.
* EnemyMine: Legion [[spoiler: shows up in the final battle to help the heroes against Cairax Murrain, and subsequently gives them an hour to get back to the Mount without attacking them.]]
* EvilVirtues: When Legion makes a promise, he keeps it. Even when he was manipulating Doctor Sorenson, he kept his promise to look for Sorenson's wife and daughter, and he allowed St George and the others to get back to the Mount after promising he wouldn't attack them for an hour.
* TheGadfly: Barry / Zzzap. After the final battle:
--> '''Barry''' (who has been paraplegic for years prior to the story): I can't feel my legs. I think...I think I'm paralyzed.
* HumanNotepad: Hale.
* NanoMachines: [[spoiler: Madelyn Sorenson. Originally, they were only supposed to repair her wounds until her body could catch up, but after being killed by zombi...[[NotSayingTheZWord uhh]]...[[InsistentTerminology Exes]] they had to replace basically everything. End result, she's still Madelyn, but she's also a shitton of nanites.]]
* OfficialCouple: [[spoiler: St George and Stealth got a RelationshipUpgrade in between books.]]
* OhCrap: When Hale got the original tattoos that would allow him to contain Cairax, he mentioned to the magic user why he needed them, and who it was he had sealed away in his little pendant. The magic user gives a massive OhCrap, because unlike most people, he knows who Cairax is, and what he is capable of... and they were in the middle of Paris, where Cairax could easily hurt a whole lot of people if he escaped.
* RuleOfSymbolism: Alot of symbology is invoked to help combat Cairax Murrain, and it ultimately proves to be the deciding factor in the battle. Max Hale off-handedly claims that they'd need an archangel to defeat Cairax; a creature composed of radiance and will, shaped in God's own image. When he's Zzzap Barry is little more than a star held in the shape of a man by his mind. A man made of light and thought, as it were.
* TongueTrauma: How Hale as Cairax died, despite [[GroinAttack cruder rumors]].
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''I'm pretty sure you already know who I am. As for everyone else... I don't think there are enough people left to make a secret identity worth the effort.''

''Ex-Heroes'' is a novel published by PermutedPress. It combines superheroes, post-apocalypse, and zombie novel written by PeterClines. A series of superheroes appear during the 21st century, each possessing a variety of superpowers and abilities. They make a brief splash, curing all sorts of ills in the Los Angeles area (amongst other places).

Unfortunately, they don't get to enjoy their success long before the entire world is struck by a ZombieApocalypse of epic proportions. Now, a year later, they have to defend their tiny enclave of human survivors from a seemingly endless horde of undead monsters.

A sequel, ''Ex-Patriots'' was released in 2011. It follows the continuing adventures of the original heroes and [[spoiler: adds a second group of survivors seemingly saved by the military.]]

A third book, Ex-Communication, was released July 9, 2013, and deals with the return of [[spoiler: Max Hale and Cairax Murrain]].

Book 4, Ex-Purgatory, is set for release on January 14, 2014.
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[[foldercontrol]]

[[folder: Ex-Heroes]]

* TheApunkalypse: The street gang called the Seventeens more or less conquers Los Angeles after the ZombieApocalypse.
* TheAtoner: [[spoiler: Regenerator]].
* BadassBookworm: Stealth, Cerberus.
* BadassNormal: Stealth
* BigBad: Pee-Zee.
* BiTheWay: Stealth, sort of. She experimented with both genders in college before giving the whole thing up as a waste of time.
* TheCape: The Mighty Dragon, known more commonly as St George by the time of the main events of the book.
* TheCowl: Stealth.
* CursedWithAwesome: Stealth is a statuesque knockout of a woman who made a significant amount of money as an underwear model, but she's also a genius polymath. Much of the reason why she's a masked superhero in the first place is because she had a great deal of trouble getting anyone in academia to take the ex-model seriously.
* DeathBySex: [[spoiler: Cairax dies due to getting a blow job from zombie Jessica Alba. No one is sure how to react when told about this.]]
** This later proves to be an exaggerated rumor. He was actually "[[TongueTrauma just slipping her a little tongue]]".
* DefrostingIceQueen: Stealth gets a mild example of this.
* FromNobodyToNightmare: Random gangbanger to superzombie.
* GenericDoomsdayVillain: [[spoiler: Rodney Casares AKA Pee-Zee or [[BlatantLies Patient Zero]]. He randomly turns up with the power to control the zombies, to survive the zombification with his own intelligence intact, and with enhanced physical abilities and stature he never had in life. The most that's ever explained about him is that he used to be a random gangbanger and that he was one of the first victims of the disease, but he is otherwise completely unique and exists for no reason other than to present a massive threat to the main cast. Though he does get some backstory in the second book, it doesn't really explain all that much...]]
** At the same time, subverted, since [[spoiler: his plan isn't global destruction or to wipe out all the heroes, and he tells them several times that he would welcome everyone except Gorgon to his side. He just wants two things, revenge on Gorgon, who beat him up several times prior to the Zombie Apocalypse, and to take total control of Los Angeles. The only reason he hasn't taken over the world so far is due to the fact that he just isn't smart enough to make the most effective use of his powers.]]
* GenkiGirl: Banzai. [[spoiler: Before she's killed and turned into a zombie.]]
* GenreBlind: Most of the world. No one is willing to recognize that the Zombie Apocalypse is in fact a genuine zombie apocalypse until it is too far gone to stop. Only Stealth and the heroes are from the get go able to recognize the threat, and once they realize what it is, act appropriately to try (if fail) to stop it.
* GratuitousSpanish: Rodney once in awhile.
* TheHero: St George but several others.
* HotScientist: Cerberus. Stealth also qualifies.
* KickTheDog: Peasy's most disgusting moment is undoubtedly [[spoiler: when he reveals he's been using Banzai's zombie corpse for sex.]]
* MostCommonSuperpower: Averted. Stealth stands out among the heroines. Banzai posed as a man to keep her secret identity secure.
* MsFanservice: Stealth seems to explicitly invoke this, which is odd considering her backstory of not being taken seriously because of how pretty she was.
* NotUsingTheZWord: Discussed. People use Exes (as in ex-people or ex-human) because it's easier to accept than Zombie.
* OurZombiesAreDifferent: Seemingly averted. The zombies in the ''Ex-Heroes'' universe are direct homages to the George Romero universe. [[spoiler: Later, of course, they show they are shown to be products of a disastrous attempt at reanimation.]]
* PunnyName: A guy called the Mighty Dragon starts using the name St George AfterTheEnd. St George in Catholic iconography is frequently depicted as slaying a dragon.
* TheReveal: The reason for the ZombieApocalypse.
* ShoutOut: Subtler ones than most.
** Stealth seems to be an homage to Batman.
** St George has elements of Superman. In a more obvious way, his real name is George Bailey, the main character of ''Film/ItsAWonderfulLife''
** Gorgon has elements of Doctor Midnight and the Question.
** Cerberus seems to be a War Machine and Tony Stark homage.
** Zzzap has the powers of the Living Laser.
* SociopathicHero: Stealth borders on this, though never quite crosses it.
* StealthPun: The Dragon's real name is George, and they start calling St. George after the ZombieApocalypse.
* SurvivalHorror: A rare non-game example, it follows the tropes basically to the letter. The Mount is all about survival.
* {{Stripperiffic}}: Averted. Stealth's form fitting outfit is sexualized by outsiders but practical. Cerberus sexualizes her decidedly Iron Man-esque costume.
* StuffedInAFridge: Banzai. A lot of fans took a shine to her in the short time she's in existence.
* TooDumbToLive: The majority of civil authority. In spite of government advisory stating that the exes are in fact walking corpses, the police, the army, everyone except Stealth and the other superheroes, refuse to recognize that YES, the exes are dead, with no way of stopping them except headshots, and no way of reasoning with them, and no means of curing them, since they are just corpses. By the time that people start recognizing the threat for what it is, it's already too late to stop it.
* TheVirus: Of course.
** [[spoiler: A unique example in that the virus itself is not lethal. What is lethal is the bacteria and viruses present in the human body, especially in a walking corpse. Initially, there were cases of people surviving a bite if they were in a hospital and immediately pumped full of antibiotics. Now, with every zombie mouth stuffed with hundreds of infectious diseases, there's practically no chance of survival without superpowers specially geared for disease immunity, or immediate amputation of the bitten limb.]]
* ZombieApocalypse: One of the big examples of it, humanity being on the verge of extinction.[[/folder]]

[[folder: Ex-Patriots]]

* AwesomeMcCoolname: Captain Freedom. His great-great-grandfather was born a slave, but slavery was repealed when he was four. At age 18 he changed the family name to what he thought was the greatest word in the English language.
* {{Badass}}: Captain Freedom.
* BadassDriver: The Driver, naturally. Though he doesn't get much chance to do any real driving, he can take control of machines and control them better than any normal driver ever could. Machines like a certain suit of PoweredArmor...
* [[spoiler: BackFromTheDead: Pee Zee survived the events of the first book.]]
* BigBadEnsemble: [[spoiler: Smith and Legion.]]
* BitterSweetEnding: Though Freedom and the remains of the military base join the Mount, [[spoiler: Smith gets away]] and they still have no way of dealing with [[spoiler: Legion, who can't be defeated now that he can BodySurf between Exes]]
* TheCape: Saint George, again.
* TheCowl: Stealth, again.
* EvilArmy: [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] and Averted. The soldiers are not friendly to the heroes but are portrayed as cool professionals as opposed to psychopaths.
* GoodVersusGood: A rare example in fiction. Both the army and the Mount survivors want what's best for humanity.
** [[spoiler: Of course, the Project: Krypton survivors are wrong due to how completely they've been bamboozled by the villains.]]
* TheGoodCaptain: Captain Freedom.
* HeelFaceTurn: The Driver is a reformed gang member.
* TheHero: Obviously.
* IAmLegion: Rodney changes his name to Legion after his powers get stronger.
* IAmNotLeftHanded: When he first appears Captain Freedom puts up a pretty good fight against St George. [[spoiler: later on in the book it's revealed St George was holding back and proceeds to lay the smackdown on Freedom and his entire squad.]]
* KickTheDog: [[spoiler: Project: Krypton gets one when they kidnap Zzzap.]]
* MadScientist: Dr. Emil Sorrenson. [[spoiler: Averted. He actually doesn't have any talent at controlling zombies. He's just being used by Legion.]]
* MoralityPet: St George for Stealth.
* OurZombiesAreDifferent: [[spoiler: Averted. The zombies of Project: Krypton are supposed to be tamed but are actually just controlled by Legion.]]
* ShipTease: Saint George and Stealth get some more of this.
* ShoutOut: The name of the military project is Project: Krypton.
** Captain Freedom is an obvious one for Captain America.
** There's also one to [[spoiler: The Purple Man.]]
** Barry, being OneOfUs, is a fountain of pop culture references.
* SociopathicHero: Stealth mentions that she used to be a lot like this, but her association with [[MoralityPet St George]] led her to change her way of thinking somewhat.
* SuperSoldier: The whole point of Project: Krypton.
* WholePlotReference: Averted. ''Day of the Dead'' is an obvious inspiration, though the addition of superheroes changes things drastically.
* ZombieApocalypse: Well, duh.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Ex-Communication]]

* AndIMustScream: When he was turned into a zombie thanks to his magic, Max Hale remained fully aware. Unfortunately for him, so did Cairax Murrain, who was trapped in there with him, and forced him to relive every painful experience he ever had all at once, more or less continuously for three years.
** The worst part? Whatever sort of limbo they were trapped in let time move with excruciating slowness. When Hale first tries to get back at Cairax regarding his torment, he states that Cairax has been torturing him for months, and no one has killed them yet. Cairax responds by saying that they've been at it for less than a day. [[NightmareFuel Now, imagine what three years must feel like.]]
* BodySurf: How Hale comes BackFromTheDead.
* CrazyPrepared: Stealth, as might be expected. She even keeps a spare mask in her belt.
* EnemyMine: Legion [[spoiler: shows up in the final battle to help the heroes against Cairax Murrain, and subsequently gives them an hour to get back to the Mount without attacking them.]]
* EvilVirtues: When Legion makes a promise, he keeps it. Even when he was manipulating Doctor Sorenson, he kept his promise to look for Sorenson's wife and daughter, and he allowed St George and the others to get back to the Mount after promising he wouldn't attack them for an hour.
* TheGadfly: Barry / Zzzap. After the final battle:
--> '''Barry''' (who has been paraplegic for years prior to the story): I can't feel my legs. I think...I think I'm paralyzed.
* HumanNotepad: Hale.
* NanoMachines: [[spoiler: Madelyn Sorenson. Originally, they were only supposed to repair her wounds until her body could catch up, but after being killed by zombi...[[NotSayingTheZWord uhh]]...[[InsistentTerminology Exes]] they had to replace basically everything. End result, she's still Madelyn, but she's also a shitton of nanites.]]
* OfficialCouple: [[spoiler: St George and Stealth got a RelationshipUpgrade in between books.]]
* OhCrap: When Hale got the original tattoos that would allow him to contain Cairax, he mentioned to the magic user why he needed them, and who it was he had sealed away in his little pendant. The magic user gives a massive OhCrap, because unlike most people, he knows who Cairax is, and what he is capable of... and they were in the middle of Paris, where Cairax could easily hurt a whole lot of people if he escaped.
* RuleOfSymbolism: Alot of symbology is invoked to help combat Cairax Murrain, and it ultimately proves to be the deciding factor in the battle. Max Hale off-handedly claims that they'd need an archangel to defeat Cairax; a creature composed of radiance and will, shaped in God's own image. When he's Zzzap Barry is little more than a star held in the shape of a man by his mind. A man made of light and thought, as it were.
* TongueTrauma: How Hale as Cairax died, despite [[GroinAttack cruder rumors]].
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20th Oct '13 1:31:06 PM EmperorNorton
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* BiTheWay: Stealth.

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* BiTheWay: Stealth.Stealth, sort of. She experimented with both genders in college before giving the whole thing up as a waste of time.


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* CursedWithAwesome: Stealth is a statuesque knockout of a woman who made a significant amount of money as an underwear model, but she's also a genius polymath. Much of the reason why she's a masked superhero in the first place is because she had a great deal of trouble getting anyone in academia to take the ex-model seriously.
8th Oct '13 2:52:35 PM 88
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** St George has elements of Superman.

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** St George has elements of Superman. In a more obvious way, his real name is George Bailey, the main character of ''Film/ItsAWonderfulLife''
8th Oct '13 1:26:58 PM 88
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* NanoMachines: [[spoiler: Madelyn Sorenson. Originally, they were only supposed to repair her wounds until her body could catch up, but after being killed by zombi...[[NotUsingTheZWord uh]]...[[InsistentTerminology Exes]] they had to replace basically everything. End result, she's still Madelyn, but she's also a shitton of nanites.]]

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* NanoMachines: [[spoiler: Madelyn Sorenson. Originally, they were only supposed to repair her wounds until her body could catch up, but after being killed by zombi...[[NotUsingTheZWord uh]]...[[NotSayingTheZWord uhh]]...[[InsistentTerminology Exes]] they had to replace basically everything. End result, she's still Madelyn, but she's also a shitton of nanites.]]



* RuleOfSymbolism: A lot of symbology is invoked to help combat Cairax Murrain, and it ultimately proves to be the deciding factor in the battle. Max Hale off-handedly claims that they'd need an archangel to defeat Cairax; a creature composed of radiance and will, shaped in God's own image. [[spoiler: When he's Zzzap Barry is little more than a star held in the shape of a man by his mind. A man made of light and thought, as it were.]]

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* RuleOfSymbolism: A lot Alot of symbology is invoked to help combat Cairax Murrain, and it ultimately proves to be the deciding factor in the battle. Max Hale off-handedly claims that they'd need an archangel to defeat Cairax; a creature composed of radiance and will, shaped in God's own image. [[spoiler: When he's Zzzap Barry is little more than a star held in the shape of a man by his mind. A man made of light and thought, as it were.]]
8th Oct '13 1:23:17 PM 88
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* NanoMachines: [[spoiler: Madelyn Sorenson. Originally, they were only supposed to repair her wounds until her body could catch up, but after being killed by zombi...[[NotSayingTheZWord]]...[[InsistentTerminology Exes]] they had to replace basically everything. End result, she's still Madelyn, but she's also a shitton of nanites.]]

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* NanoMachines: [[spoiler: Madelyn Sorenson. Originally, they were only supposed to repair her wounds until her body could catch up, but after being killed by zombi...[[NotSayingTheZWord]]...[[NotUsingTheZWord uh]]...[[InsistentTerminology Exes]] they had to replace basically everything. End result, she's still Madelyn, but she's also a shitton of nanites.]]
8th Oct '13 1:22:34 PM 88
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* NanoMachines: [[spoiler: Madelyn Sorenson. Originally, they were only supposed to repair her wounds until her body could catch up, but after being killed by zombi...[[NotSayingTheZWord Uhh]]...[[InsistentTerminology Exes]] they had to replace basically everything. End result, she's still Madelyn, but she's also a shitton of nanites.]]

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* NanoMachines: [[spoiler: Madelyn Sorenson. Originally, they were only supposed to repair her wounds until her body could catch up, but after being killed by zombi...[[NotSayingTheZWord Uhh]]...[[NotSayingTheZWord]]...[[InsistentTerminology Exes]] they had to replace basically everything. End result, she's still Madelyn, but she's also a shitton of nanites.]]



* RuleOfSymbolism: Alot of symbology is invoked to help combat Cairax Murrain, and it ultimately proves to be the deciding factor in the battle. Max Hale off-handedly claims that they'd need an archangel to defeat Cairax; a creature composed of radiance and will, shaped in God's own image. [[spoiler: When he's Zzzap Barry is little more than a star held in the shape of a man by his mind. A man made of light and thought, as it were.]]

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* RuleOfSymbolism: Alot A lot of symbology is invoked to help combat Cairax Murrain, and it ultimately proves to be the deciding factor in the battle. Max Hale off-handedly claims that they'd need an archangel to defeat Cairax; a creature composed of radiance and will, shaped in God's own image. [[spoiler: When he's Zzzap Barry is little more than a star held in the shape of a man by his mind. A man made of light and thought, as it were.]]
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* NanoMachines: [[spoiler: Madelyn Sorenson. Originally, they were only supposed to repair her wounds until her body could catch up, but after being killed by zombi...[[NotSayingTheZWord uhh]]...[[InsistentTerminology Exes]] they had to replace basically everything. End result, she's still Madelyn, but she's also a shitton of nanites.]]

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* NanoMachines: [[spoiler: Madelyn Sorenson. Originally, they were only supposed to repair her wounds until her body could catch up, but after being killed by zombi...[[NotSayingTheZWord uhh]]...Uhh]]...[[InsistentTerminology Exes]] they had to replace basically everything. End result, she's still Madelyn, but she's also a shitton of nanites.]]



* RuleOfSymbolism: Alot of symbology is invoked to help combat Cairax Murrain, and it ultimately proves to be the deciding factor in the battle. Max Hale off-handedly claims that they'd need an archangel to defeat Cairax; a creature composed of radiance and will, shaped in God's own image. When he's Zzzap Barry is little more than a star held in the shape of a man by his mind. A man made of light and thought, as it were.

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* RuleOfSymbolism: Alot of symbology is invoked to help combat Cairax Murrain, and it ultimately proves to be the deciding factor in the battle. Max Hale off-handedly claims that they'd need an archangel to defeat Cairax; a creature composed of radiance and will, shaped in God's own image. [[spoiler: When he's Zzzap Barry is little more than a star held in the shape of a man by his mind. A man made of light and thought, as it were.]]
14th Sep '13 12:04:50 AM Eagal
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It NeedsMoreLove.

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It NeedsMoreLove.
Book 4, Ex-Purgatory, is set for release on January 14, 2014.
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* CrazyPrepared: Stealth, as might be expected. She even keeps a spare mask in her belt.



--> '''Barry''' (who has been paraplegic for years prior to the story): I can't feel my legs!

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--> '''Barry''' (who has been paraplegic for years prior to the story): I can't feel my legs!legs. I think...I think I'm paralyzed.


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* RuleOfSymbolism: Alot of symbology is invoked to help combat Cairax Murrain, and it ultimately proves to be the deciding factor in the battle. Max Hale off-handedly claims that they'd need an archangel to defeat Cairax; a creature composed of radiance and will, shaped in God's own image. When he's Zzzap Barry is little more than a star held in the shape of a man by his mind. A man made of light and thought, as it were.
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** The worst part? Whatever sort of limbo they were trapped in let time move with excruciating slowness. When Hale first tries to get back at Cairax regarding his torment, he states that Cairax has been torturing him for months, and no one has killed them yet. Cairax responds by saying that they've been at it for less than a day. [[NightmareFuel Now, imagine what three years must feel like.]]


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* OhCrap: When Hale got the original tattoos that would allow him to contain Cairax, he mentioned to the magic user why he needed them, and who it was he had sealed away in his little pendant. The magic user gives a massive OhCrap, because unlike most people, he knows who Cairax is, and what he is capable of... and they were in the middle of Paris, where Cairax could easily hurt a whole lot of people if he escaped.
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