History YMMV / GONE

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.
14th Jan '14 10:24:02 AM TVRulezAgain
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* TheUntwist: One of the biggest criticisms of the series is that the cause of the FAYZ ([[spoiler: Little Pete feeling like he was in danger]]) was too predictable, which is a shame that it came in the first book, given all the other, far more engaging reveals that came later.
* WorldOfWoobie: It's not hard to feel sorry for '''''EVERYONE...''''' Except maybe [[CompleteMonster Drake.]]
** Diana, Dekka, Mary, Hunter and Brittney deserve special mentions for their particularly sucky lives.

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* TheUntwist: One of the biggest criticisms of the series is that the cause of the FAYZ ([[spoiler: Little Pete feeling like he was in danger]]) was too predictable, which is a shame that it came in the first book, given all the other, far more engaging reveals that came later.
* WorldOfWoobie: It's not hard to feel sorry for '''''EVERYONE...''''' Except maybe [[CompleteMonster Drake.]]
** Diana, Dekka, Mary, Hunter and Brittney deserve special mentions for their particularly sucky lives.
later.
10th Aug '13 2:07:33 PM Kif
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* JerkassDissonance: Caine and Drake seems to have this effect. Sam too, although it's most likely accidental.
** Howard to a less irritating degree
1st Aug '13 8:38:46 PM Kif
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* TheUntwist: One of the biggest criticisms of the series is that the cause of the FAYZ ([[spoiler: Little Pete feeling like he was in danger]]) was too predictable, which is a shame that it came in the first book, given all the other, far more engaging reveals that came later.
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