History YMMV / HouseOfTheScorpion

17th Aug '16 7:57:49 PM triscion
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** Justified however, as it's implied to be an assumed identity. El Patrón probably came up with it.
23rd May '15 10:27:15 PM ACW
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* CompleteMonster: El Patrón (the original Matteo Alacrán) is the most powerful and evil drug lord of them all. El Patrón rules over the country of Opium and punishes anyone who tries to illegally cross his borders by capturing them and implanting computer chips in their brains, turning them into eejits. These eejits are essentially human robots, programmed to do certain tasks all while their thoughts and emotions are repressed by the computer chip. Even El Patrón's security team and certain staff members have been implanted with chips, turning them into high-functioning eejits bound to El Patrón's will. The most common usage of "dumb" eejits is for manual labor in the fields used to create his drugs. Due to the harsh conditions and poor care, they tend to have a low life expectancy, leading to hundreds of thousands of bodies being buried beneath the poppies. El Patrón, like many drug lords, [[ImmortalityImmorality keeps himself alive by harvesting organs from clones]]. Unlike most drug lords, however, El Patrón doesn't destroy his clones brains, instead he raises them like they were his own children. He pretends to care about them and their future, lavishing them with gifts, all because he sees them as extensions of himself and views their happy childhoods as stand-ins for the one he never got. [[ParentalBetrayal When the time comes, he harvests and kills them without hesitation]], all to extend his [[EvilOldFolks nearly one hundred and fifty-year-old life]]. [[ItsAllAboutMe El Patrón cares for no one but himself]] and [[TheSociopath sees everyone around him as his possessions]]. The dead siblings he pretends to mourn he only valued, not for who they were, but because they were his. In the end, after his death, he still manages to murder everyone close to him, his entire family, his friends, and most of his staff, by poisoning the wine they drank at his funeral. He also coded the deadly force fields surrounding his country to only be dismissed by his DNA. Meaning that when he died and the country went into lockdown, nobody could leave and no supplies could get in. His ultimate reason for this was to murder his entire country just to have a "fitting tribute" to take with him into the afterlife, just like the kings of old.

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* CompleteMonster: El Patrón (the original Matteo Alacrán) is the most powerful and evil drug lord of them all. El Patrón rules over the country of Opium and punishes anyone who tries to illegally cross his borders by capturing them and implanting computer chips in their brains, turning them into eejits. These eejits are essentially human robots, programmed to do certain tasks all while their thoughts and emotions are repressed by the computer chip. Even El Patrón's security team and certain staff members have been implanted with chips, turning them into high-functioning eejits bound to El Patrón's will. The most common usage of "dumb" eejits is for manual labor in the fields used to create his drugs. Due to the harsh conditions and poor care, they tend to have a low life expectancy, leading to hundreds of thousands of bodies being buried beneath the poppies. El Patrón, like many drug lords, [[EvilOldFolks keeps himself alive to nearly one hundred and fifty-years old ]] [[ImmortalityImmorality keeps himself alive by harvesting organs from clones]]. Unlike most drug lords, however, El Patrón doesn't destroy his clones brains, instead he raises them like they were his own children. He pretends to care about them and their future, lavishing them with gifts, all because he sees them as extensions of himself and views their happy childhoods as stand-ins for the one he never got. children, [[ParentalBetrayal When the time comes, he only to harvests and kills kill them without hesitation]], all to extend his [[EvilOldFolks nearly one hundred and fifty-year-old life]]. hesitation when the time comes]]. [[ItsAllAboutMe El Patrón cares for no one but himself]] and [[TheSociopath sees everyone around him as his possessions]]. The possessions]], such as the dead siblings he pretends to mourn he only valued, not for who they were, but valued because they were his. In the end, after his death, he still manages to murder everyone close to him, his entire family, his friends, and most of his staff, him by poisoning the wine they drank at his funeral. He also coded the put his country into lockdown with deadly force fields surrounding his country to only to be dismissed by his DNA. Meaning that when he died and the country went into lockdown, nobody could leave and no supplies could get in. His ultimate reason for this was DNA, leaving them to murder his entire country just to have starve as a "fitting tribute" to take with him into the afterlife, just like the kings of old.
18th Jun '14 9:28:56 AM henry42
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* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: Cloning oneself to prolong their existence is immoral. Child labor is immoral. [[SpaceWhaleAesop Turning people into computerized zombies is immoral.]]

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* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: Cloning oneself to prolong their existence is immoral. Child labor is immoral. [[SpaceWhaleAesop [[FantasticAesop Killing one's clones to prolong one's existence is immoral. Turning people into computerized zombies is immoral.]]
16th Mar '14 3:57:12 PM ACW
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*CompleteMonster: El Patrón (the original Matteo Alacrán) is the most powerful and evil drug lord of them all. El Patrón rules over the country of Opium and punishes anyone who tries to illegally cross his borders by capturing them and implanting computer chips in their brains, turning them into eejits. These eejits are essentially human robots, programmed to do certain tasks all while their thoughts and emotions are repressed by the computer chip. Even El Patrón's security team and certain staff members have been implanted with chips, turning them into high-functioning eejits bound to El Patrón's will. The most common usage of "dumb" eejits is for manual labor in the fields used to create his drugs. Due to the harsh conditions and poor care, they tend to have a low life expectancy, leading to hundreds of thousands of bodies being buried beneath the poppies. El Patrón, like many drug lords, [[ImmortalityImmorality keeps himself alive by harvesting organs from clones]]. Unlike most drug lords, however, El Patrón doesn't destroy his clones brains, instead he raises them like they were his own children. He pretends to care about them and their future, lavishing them with gifts, all because he sees them as extensions of himself and views their happy childhoods as stand-ins for the one he never got. [[ParentalBetrayal When the time comes, he harvests and kills them without hesitation]], all to extend his [[EvilOldFolks nearly one hundred and fifty-year-old life]]. [[ItsAllAboutMe El Patrón cares for no one but himself]] and [[TheSociopath sees everyone around him as his possessions]]. The dead siblings he pretends to mourn he only valued, not for who they were, but because they were his. In the end, after his death, he still manages to murder everyone close to him, his entire family, his friends, and most of his staff, by poisoning the wine they drank at his funeral. He also coded the deadly force fields surrounding his country to only be dismissed by his DNA. Meaning that when he died and the country went into lockdown, nobody could leave and no supplies could get in. His ultimate reason for this was to murder his entire country just to have a "fitting tribute" to take with him into the afterlife, just like the kings of old.
14th Jan '14 7:26:29 PM TVRulezAgain
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* CompleteMonster: Much of the family Matt lives with in the first half of the book and the Keepers at the second half fall under this trope. El Patron is described as "evil" several times, and his ruthlessness shows at times, but manages to avoid this trope since at first, he is the only person besides Celia, Tam Lin, and Maria who is nice to Matt when he came to the big house, and treats like a son, until the point where he needs his organs. El Patron is said to had to live by his wits when he was little, which is likely a contributing factor towards his nature.



* StrangledByTheRedString: Matt and Maria: Maria is basically the only girl around Matt's age in the entire book.

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* StrangledByTheRedString: Matt and Maria: Maria is basically the only girl around Matt's age in the entire book.
22nd Dec '13 6:39:48 AM ayjazz
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* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: Cloning oneself to prolong their existence is immoral. Child labor is immoral. Turning people into computerized zombies is immoral.

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* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: Cloning oneself to prolong their existence is immoral. Child labor is immoral. [[SpaceWhaleAesop Turning people into computerized zombies is immoral.]]
20th May '13 6:24:56 AM Cukeman
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* FauxSymbolism: Why is Tam Lin named "Literature/TamLin"? Probably no reason, actually.

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* FauxSymbolism: Why is Tam Lin named "Literature/TamLin"? Probably no reason, actually.because it's Scottish.
14th Apr '13 1:09:35 PM Lullabee
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* FauxSymbolism: Why is Tam Lin named "Literature/TamLin"? Probably no reason, actually.
22nd Mar '13 5:54:00 AM Austin
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* AndIMustScream: The fate that is planned for Matt. [[spoiler: Having all his organs taken out one by one to keep El Patron alive]].
14th Jan '13 11:03:17 PM hemerocallis
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* Woobie: Matt, very much so. May also overlap into Iron Woobie territory.
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