History YMMV / GONE

18th Nov '16 12:47:02 PM ArgonianLorekeeper
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* TheScrappy: Zil. It's near impossible to find anyone who likes him. Part of this most likely comes from the fact that he's based on Hitler.
** Albert and Toto are this to a lesser degree.
*** All three have been overtaken by the ultimate scrappy, '''Gaia.''' Literally everyone hates her, and the reveal that the girl on the cover of LIGHT is her rather [[spoiler: than her mother,]] Diana, like it was implied it would be, stirred a lot of feelings up with the fandom.
*** Astrid was this until Fear.



* TearJerker: Needs its own '''PAGE'''.
** [[TearJerker/{{Gone}} You rang?]]
** Most prominent in ''LIGHT'', though each book seems to be sadder than the last.
** The basic premise in itself is a bit of a downer.
* TheScrappy: Zil. It's near impossible to find anyone who likes him. Part of this most likely comes from the fact that he's based on Hitler.
** Albert and Toto are this to a lesser degree.
*** All three have been overtaken by the ultimate scrappy, '''Gaia.''' Literally everyone hates her, and the reveal that the girl on the cover of LIGHT is her rather [[spoiler: than her mother,]] Diana, like it was implied it would be, stirred a lot of feelings up with the fandom.
*** Astrid was this until Fear.
14th Jul '16 3:52:48 PM Anddrix
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** In both the fandom and the series, one of the most controversial questions is whether [[InsufferableGenius Astrid]] is a troubled but well meaning [[AntiHero heroine]] who tried desperately hard to be the good guy or a manipulative, sanctimonious {{Icequeen}} who thinks only of herself, as Sinder put it. [[spoiler: Like when she pushed her little brother out a window]] was she trying to save 200 children and bring back 200 more, or was it a selfish act when she should of been there for her defenceless little brother? Or did she genuinely love and care about Sam or was she just using him as protection? Did she think telling the whole town about Mary's bulimia was so she could get her some support and help and keep the littles safe, or did she do it because she saw Mary as a threat and wanted to distract from her own faults? Debatable stuff. Expect things to get nasty whichever [[BaseBreaker side you come down on]] .

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** In both the fandom and the series, one of the most controversial questions is whether [[InsufferableGenius Astrid]] is a troubled but well meaning [[AntiHero heroine]] who tried desperately hard to be the good guy or a manipulative, sanctimonious {{Icequeen}} who thinks only of herself, as Sinder put it. [[spoiler: Like when she pushed her little brother out a window]] was she trying to save 200 children and bring back 200 more, or was it a selfish act when she should of been there for her defenceless little brother? Or did she genuinely love and care about Sam or was she just using him as protection? Did she think telling the whole town about Mary's bulimia was so she could get her some support and help and keep the littles safe, or did she do it because she saw Mary as a threat and wanted to distract from her own faults? Debatable stuff. Expect things to get nasty whichever [[BaseBreaker side you come down on]] .on.



* BaseBreaker: Try finding someone who's indifferent either way to Astrid Ellison.

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* BaseBreaker: BaseBreakingCharacter:
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Try finding someone who's indifferent either way to Astrid Ellison.



** Caine also has flashes of this in ''HUNGER'' and ''FEAR'', depending on [[BaseBreaker your stance on him...]]

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** Caine also has flashes of this in ''HUNGER'' and ''FEAR'', depending on [[BaseBreaker [[BaseBreakingCharacter your stance on him...]]
9th Jul '16 1:32:58 PM ACW
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* CompleteMonster: Drake Merwin is a [[TeensAreMonsters 14-year-old]], full-blown sociopath. The first book builds him up as he waxes almost poetic on the subject of guns and his love of using them on people and gleefully volunteers to hunt, torture, and kill other kids. [[spoiler: When he captures a daycare of little kids and infants, he is fully ready to feed them to coyotes if they resist.]] In the second book ''Hunger'', Drake [[spoiler: beats Sam within an inch of his life with his mutated "whip-hand" while grinning the whole time, suggests using razor wires to ''shred'' a girl with super-speed abilities to bits and comes close to killing the main villain's love interest by hurling her almost casually into a rock.]] In the fifth book, ''Fear,'' [[spoiler: Drake subsequently teams up with Penny, a girl who can cause hallucinations. They ''slavedrive the pregnant Diana across a desert'' while causing her to hallucinate things like the baby being a bug and eating its way out. When Diana finally gives birth, Drake and Penny do it again.]] It says a lot about Drake that he makes friends with the force of pure darkness and has dreams so twisted and revolting that the dream-reader, Orsay, is paralyzed with fear being in the same ''room'' with him. Creator/StephenKing himself [[http://www.ew.com/article/2009/04/04/stephen-king-top-10-villains/2 named him on a list of "Most Terrifying Book Villains".]]

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* CompleteMonster: [[{{Jerkass}} Drake Merwin Merwin]] is a [[TeensAreMonsters 14-year-old]], full-blown sociopath. The monstrous fourteen-year-old]] who managed to earn [[TheDreaded the hatred and fear]] of everyone in the FAYZ. A [[AxCrazy psychopath]] even before the series began, he was sent to Coates Academy for shooting a boy with an air rifle, and was diagnosed by staff as a {{sadist}}. A few days after all the adults disappeared, Drake essentially became a PsychoForHire, first book builds him up as he waxes almost poetic on serving [[BigBad Caine Soren]] in his efforts to take over Perdido Beach, then switching his allegiance over to [[EldritchAbomination the subject of guns and Gaiaphage]] after it helped regrow his love of using them on people and gleefully volunteers amputated arm into a [[WhipItGood whip-like weapon]]. Drake's many crimes include preparing to hunt, torture, and kill other kids. [[spoiler: When he captures [[WouldHurtAChild feed a daycare full of little kids and infants, he is fully ready infants]] to feed them to mutant coyotes if they resist.]] In the second book ''Hunger'', resisted him, threatening to cause a nuclear meltdown if Sam didn't allow Drake [[spoiler: beats Sam within to torture him, commanding an inch army of his life with his mutated "whip-hand" while grinning the whole time, suggests using razor wires mutant bugs to ''shred'' massacre Perdido Beach, and whipping and slave-driving a pregnant girl with super-speed abilities to bits and comes close to killing the main villain's love interest by hurling her almost casually into across a rock.]] In the fifth book, ''Fear,'' [[spoiler: desert. Drake subsequently teams up with Penny, was also a [[StrawMisogynist virulent misogynist]], who victim-blamed his mother for her abuse at his stepfather's hands, insults every girl who can cause hallucinations. They ''slavedrive the pregnant Diana across a desert'' while causing her to hallucinate things like the baby being a bug crosses his path, and eating expresses an intent to torture, rape and murder Astrid, Diana, and even [[spoiler:the Gaiaphage after it stole a female body as its way out. When Diana finally gives birth, Drake and Penny do host]]. Drake's goal wasn't power, it again.]] It says a lot about Drake was pain. He admitted that he makes friends with the force of pure darkness tortured and has dreams so twisted murdered his fellow children [[ForTheEvulz because he enjoyed it]], because it made him feel powerful, and revolting he believed that despite all the dream-reader, Orsay, is paralyzed with fear being in diagnoses psychiatrists had tried to give him, the same ''room'' with him. Creator/StephenKing himself [[http://www.ew.com/article/2009/04/04/stephen-king-top-10-villains/2 named word that best summed him on a list of "Most Terrifying Book Villains".]]up was "[[CardCarryingVillain evil]]".
20th May '16 2:40:27 PM Atlasth3rd
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* GrowingTheBeard: Plague.

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* GrowingTheBeard: Plague. Though there are those who argue that the same book is a case of JumpingTheShark.
7th May '16 7:47:15 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* SelectiveSquick: This series has detailed descriptions of people's bodies being cut open, people being eaten alive, people killing themselves, [[spoiler: people giving birth]]... and yet there's no cursing. At all.
12th Mar '16 11:38:52 AM nitpickeryandsuch
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* BaseBreaker: Try finding someone who's indifferent either way to Astrid Ellison. '''I dare you.'''
** There are only two types of people aware of Caine Soren; People who think he's a complete {{Jerkass}} and are praying he'd just drop dead in LIGHT and those who are completely obsessed with him and want his demon-babies. [[spoiler: The people who want him to drop dead in LIGHT already got their wishes...]]
*** [[spoiler: True, but probably not how they hoped it would come true. Caine died in a complete badass way and actually saved the world. ]]
* BrokenBase: Whether you ship the [[UnholyMatrimony Caine/Diana]] romance is purely a matter of taste. It is by far the most popular ship in the fandom, with a exceptionally large, vocal and dedicated fan-base. It is also by far the most critisized and refuted. Many argue that it's a beautifully-written, moving, complex, intriguing and ultimately tragic ship which brings out the best in both components. Others argue that its romanticized abuse which undermines Diana's independence and strength, and that the two were simply manipulating each other start to finish.

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* BaseBreaker: Try finding someone who's indifferent either way to Astrid Ellison. '''I dare you.'''
Ellison.
** There are only two types of people aware of Caine Soren; People who think he's a complete {{Jerkass}} and are praying prayed he'd just drop dead in LIGHT and those who are completely obsessed with him and want his demon-babies. [[spoiler: The people who want him to drop dead in LIGHT already got their wishes...]]
*** [[spoiler: True, but probably not how they hoped it would come true. Caine died in a complete badass way and actually saved the world. ]]
demon-babies.
* BrokenBase: Whether you ship the [[UnholyMatrimony Caine/Diana]] romance is purely a matter of taste. It is by far the most popular ship in the fandom, with a exceptionally large, vocal and dedicated fan-base. It is also by far the most critisized and refuted. Many argue that it's a beautifully-written, moving, complex, intriguing and ultimately tragic ship which brings out the best in both components. Others argue that its it's romanticized abuse which undermines Diana's independence and strength, and that the two were simply manipulating each other start to finish.
25th Jul '15 11:55:31 PM AngelicBraeburn
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* CompleteMonster: Drake Merwin is a [[TeensAreMonsters 14-year-old]], full-blown sociopath. The first book builds him up as he waxes almost poetic on the subject of guns and his love of using them on people and gleefully volunteers to hunt, torture, and kill other kids. [[spoiler: When he captures a daycare of little kids and infants, he is fully ready to feed them to coyotes if they resist.]] In the second book ''Hunger'', Drake [[spoiler: beats Sam within an inch of his life with his mutated "whip-hand" while grinning the whole time, suggests using razor wires to ''shred'' a girl with super-speed abilities to bits and comes close to killing the main villain's love interest by hurling her almost casually into a rock.]] In the fifth book, ''Fear,'' [[spoiler: Drake subsequently teams up with Penny, a girl who can cause hallucinations. They ''slavedrive the pregnant Diana across a desert'' while causing her to hallucinate things like the baby being a bug and eating its way out. When Diana finally gives birth, Drake and Penny do it again.]] It says a lot about Drake that he makes friends with the force of pure darkness and has dreams so twisted and revolting that the dream-reader, Orsay, is paralyzed with fear being in the same ''room'' with him. Creator/StephenKing himself named him on a list of "Most Terrifying Book Villains".

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* CompleteMonster: Drake Merwin is a [[TeensAreMonsters 14-year-old]], full-blown sociopath. The first book builds him up as he waxes almost poetic on the subject of guns and his love of using them on people and gleefully volunteers to hunt, torture, and kill other kids. [[spoiler: When he captures a daycare of little kids and infants, he is fully ready to feed them to coyotes if they resist.]] In the second book ''Hunger'', Drake [[spoiler: beats Sam within an inch of his life with his mutated "whip-hand" while grinning the whole time, suggests using razor wires to ''shred'' a girl with super-speed abilities to bits and comes close to killing the main villain's love interest by hurling her almost casually into a rock.]] In the fifth book, ''Fear,'' [[spoiler: Drake subsequently teams up with Penny, a girl who can cause hallucinations. They ''slavedrive the pregnant Diana across a desert'' while causing her to hallucinate things like the baby being a bug and eating its way out. When Diana finally gives birth, Drake and Penny do it again.]] It says a lot about Drake that he makes friends with the force of pure darkness and has dreams so twisted and revolting that the dream-reader, Orsay, is paralyzed with fear being in the same ''room'' with him. Creator/StephenKing himself [[http://www.ew.com/article/2009/04/04/stephen-king-top-10-villains/2 named him on a list of "Most Terrifying Book Villains".]]
26th Nov '14 1:56:26 PM MagBas
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* UnfortunateImplications: Sam is never, ever once called out for attempting to '''force''' Astrid to have sex with him in plague, by the narrative, fandom or any other characters. In fact, we're meant to sympathise with Sam when he's screaming at Astrid at her for not having sex with him (while she was taking care of her sick, five-year old autistic brother no less). The blame is put on Astrid for being a "prude" and we're meant to despice her for having the audacity to not have sex with Sam.
16th Feb '14 10:54:01 AM ACW
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* CompleteMonster: Drake Merwin, a fourteen-year-old, full-blown sociopath. The first book builds him up as he waxes almost poetic on the subject of guns and his love of using them on people and gleefully volunteers to hunt, torture and kill other kids. [[spoiler: When he captures a daycare of little kids and infants, he is fully ready to feed them to coyotes if they resist.]] In the second book ''Hunger'', Drake [[spoiler: beats Sam within an inch of his life with his mutated "whip-hand" while grinning the whole time, suggests using razor wires to ''shred'' a girl with super-speed abilities to bits and comes close to killing the main villain's love interest by hurling her almost casually into a rock.]] In the fifth book ''Fear'' [[spoiler: Drake subsequently teams up with Penny a girl who can cause hallucinations. They ''slavedrive the pregnant Diana across a desert'' while causing her to hallucinate things like the baby being a bug and eating its way out. When Diana finally gives birth, Drake and Penny do it again.]] It says a lot about Drake that he makes friends with the force of pure darkness and has dreams so twisted and revolting that the dream-reader, Orsay, is paralyzed with fear being in the same ''room'' with him. Creator/StephenKing himself named him on a list of "Most Terrifying Book Villains".

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* CompleteMonster: Drake Merwin, Merwin is a fourteen-year-old, [[TeensAreMonsters 14-year-old]], full-blown sociopath. The first book builds him up as he waxes almost poetic on the subject of guns and his love of using them on people and gleefully volunteers to hunt, torture torture, and kill other kids. [[spoiler: When he captures a daycare of little kids and infants, he is fully ready to feed them to coyotes if they resist.]] In the second book ''Hunger'', Drake [[spoiler: beats Sam within an inch of his life with his mutated "whip-hand" while grinning the whole time, suggests using razor wires to ''shred'' a girl with super-speed abilities to bits and comes close to killing the main villain's love interest by hurling her almost casually into a rock.]] In the fifth book ''Fear'' book, ''Fear,'' [[spoiler: Drake subsequently teams up with Penny Penny, a girl who can cause hallucinations. They ''slavedrive the pregnant Diana across a desert'' while causing her to hallucinate things like the baby being a bug and eating its way out. When Diana finally gives birth, Drake and Penny do it again.]] It says a lot about Drake that he makes friends with the force of pure darkness and has dreams so twisted and revolting that the dream-reader, Orsay, is paralyzed with fear being in the same ''room'' with him. Creator/StephenKing himself named him on a list of "Most Terrifying Book Villains".
22nd Jan '14 7:45:45 PM Scabbard
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* BrokenBase: Whether you ship the [[UnholyMatrimony Caine/Diana]] romance is purely a matter of taste. It is by far the most popular ship in the fandom, with a exceptionally large, vocal and dedicated fan-base. It is also by far the most critisized and refuted. Many argue that it's a beautifully-written, moving, complex, intriguing and ultimately tragic ship which brings out the best in both components. Others argue that its romanticized abuse which undermines diana's independence and strength, and that the two were simply manipulating each other start to finish.

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* BrokenBase: Whether you ship the [[UnholyMatrimony Caine/Diana]] romance is purely a matter of taste. It is by far the most popular ship in the fandom, with a exceptionally large, vocal and dedicated fan-base. It is also by far the most critisized and refuted. Many argue that it's a beautifully-written, moving, complex, intriguing and ultimately tragic ship which brings out the best in both components. Others argue that its romanticized abuse which undermines diana's Diana's independence and strength, and that the two were simply manipulating each other start to finish.
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