History YMMV / HushHush

10th Jul '16 6:00:40 PM NightShade96
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* JerkAssWoobie: Marcie. Yes she's a bitch to Nora, but Nora and Vee constantly mock her for daring to have an active sex life and only be interested in casual dating. At one point, she's clearly horrified at the thought that Nora stole and read her diary (while Nora didn't read it, she ''did'' steal it to do so, and with Vee wanting to publish it in the school paper, no less!) Later, we find out that she's so resentful towards Nora because [[spoiler:Nora's mom seemed to be having an affair with her dad, and Nora was Marcie's illegitimate sister]]. In the third book, she tries to help out her dad, only to be broken when she learns just how corrupt he actually is. In the fourth book, she's clearly upset by how he's disappeared and most likely dead and no one else knows about it. [[spoiler:It's revealed that she was manipulated by Dante, out of jealousy that her father chose Nora as his successor over her]]. Oh, and we find out that this is because [[spoiler:Marcie is allegedly weak and sickly and was lucky to even survive birth. Because of this, she dies while in her late teens. Only ''seven people'' attend her funeral, including her mother. And vee is of the opinion that she deserved this.]]

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* JerkAssWoobie: JerkassWoobie: Marcie. Yes she's a bitch to Nora, but Nora and Vee constantly mock her for daring to have an active sex life and only be interested in casual dating. At one point, she's clearly horrified at the thought that Nora stole and read her diary (while Nora didn't read it, she ''did'' steal it to do so, and with Vee wanting to publish it in the school paper, no less!) Later, we find out that she's so resentful towards Nora because [[spoiler:Nora's mom seemed to be having an affair with her dad, and Nora was Marcie's illegitimate sister]]. In the third book, she tries to help out her dad, only to be broken when she learns just how corrupt he actually is. In the fourth book, she's clearly upset by how he's disappeared and most likely dead and no one else knows about it. [[spoiler:It's revealed that she was manipulated by Dante, out of jealousy that her father chose Nora as his successor over her]]. Oh, and we find out that this is because [[spoiler:Marcie is allegedly weak and sickly and was lucky to even survive birth. Because of this, she dies while in her late teens. Only ''seven people'' attend her funeral, including her mother. And vee is of the opinion that she deserved this.]]
26th Dec '15 2:54:06 PM TheFuzzinator
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* {{Narm}}: Patch's name. WhoNamesTheirKidDude
20th Nov '14 11:24:01 AM MagBas
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* UnfortunateImplications: A few.
** It doesn't matter if a guy stalks you, scares you, manipulates events to get you alone with him in an isolated area, and generally forces his will on you. If you put up with it, he'll change his mind and fall in love with you and you'll have a hot boyfriend who will always watch over you and follow you around.
** Patch is pretty much the perfect stereotype of an ethnic gangster - swarthy, dark complexion, extremely Italian last name, a love of hanging around in bad areas of town, and seducing/taking advantage of a pretty white girl.
** At several points in the novel, Nora is told by the school guidance councilor that Patch is not safe to be around and that she highly recommends that Nora does not hang around Patch off school property or by herself. The advice is perfectly logical, given that Patch is scaring Nora with his behavior, but Nora instantly is suspicious of the advice. [[spoiler: And then the end of the book proves Nora's suspicions right, by having the councilor be a ClingyJealousGirl who wants to drive her away from Patch.]]
27th Apr '14 7:03:15 AM ZeldaQueen
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* JerkAssWoobie: Marcie. Yes she's a bitch to Nora, but Nora and Vee constantly mock her for daring to have an active sex life and only be interested in casual dating. At one point, she's clearly horrified at the thought that Nora stole and read her diary (while Nora didn't read it, she ''did'' steal it to do so, and with Vee wanting to publish it in the school paper, no less!) Later, we find out that she's so resentful towards Nora because [[spoiler:Nora's mom seemed to be having an affair with her dad, and Nora was Marcie's illegitimate sister]]. In the third book, she tries to help out her dad, only to be broken when she learns just how corrupt he actually is. In the fourth book, she's clearly upset by how he's disappeared and most likely dead and no one else knows about it. [[spoiler:It's revealed that she was manipulated by Dante, out of jealousy that her father chose Nora as his successor over her]]. Oh, and we find out that this is because [[spoiler:Marcie is allegedly weak and sickly and was lucky to even survive birth. Because of this, she dies while in her late teens. Only ''seven people'' attend her funeral, including her mother. And vee is of the opinion that she deserved this.]]



** Later in the series, while the Nephilim aren't entirely evil, they still are portrayed as being cruel for doing things like locking an angel in a cage and keeping a fallen angel captive for practice at possessing people. It's hard to feel bad for either type of angels though, given how the archangels are (A) incredibly incompetent and (B) flat-out consider the Nephilim to be "unnatural" for no actual given reason and thus are fine with leaving them to be enslaved, and how every fallen angel ever introduced has been shown keeping Nephilim as slaves.



** The Nephilim in general. They have no control over their parentage and half of the time they have no idea they're Nephilim at all. But if a fallen angel finds them, they're forced via MindRape to put themselves for an eternity into said fallen angel's service. They then get their bodies stolen for two weeks out of every year, during which time they're forced into an AndIMustScream situation while the fallen angel uses them for various things, including sex.

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** The Nephilim in general. They have no control over their parentage and half of the time they have no idea they're Nephilim at all. But if a fallen angel finds them, they're forced via MindRape to put themselves for an eternity into said fallen angel's service. They then get their bodies stolen for two weeks out of every year, during which time they're forced into an AndIMustScream situation while the fallen angel uses them for various things, including sex.sex.
** Scott. [[spoiler:He ended up in serious debt from gambling and only got out after Hank Miller kidnapped him, tied him to a table, and forced him to join the Black Hand. He and his mom moved back to their old town just to escape, and it's shown that he's failing his classes because he's been skipping school to work out, so he can defend himself if Hank ever finds him again. We also see that he blames himself for Nora's father's death. At one point, he has to run away from home and is living in a cave, unable to tell his mother where he is. He later rejoins the Black Hand, even though he's still traumatized, just to protect Nora. Oh, and he's killed in the final fight.]]
26th Feb '14 10:01:52 PM MichaelKatsuro
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* EvilIsSexy: Arguably, Patch. [[spoiler:Rixon, in ''Crescendo'']]

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* EvilIsSexy: Arguably, Patch. EvilIsSexy:
** Patch.
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[[spoiler:Rixon, in ''Crescendo'']]
25th Dec '13 11:10:45 AM Austin
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* AdultsAreUseless: These books give ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents a run for their money in this department.



* FollowTheLeader: It's hard not to see this as a Twilight retread.
17th Dec '13 2:38:18 AM FirebirdMaximus
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* DamselScrappy: Nora Grey, the heroine of ''Literature/HushHush'', Over the course of three books, she repeatedly walks into dangerous situations without telling anyone else where she's going (so no hope of a rescue if a plan goes wrong), no weapons of any kind, and usually no actual planned course of action beyond "I'll break into that place and wing it". The author seemed to be trying to channel NancyDrew, but failed to give Nora any competency. Really, Nora's stupidity could be summed up near the end of the first book [[spoiler:when she ''willingly'' walks into an empty school and plays into the bad guy's hands, even though (A) she knows she's being lured into a trap, (B) her super-powered, invincible boyfriend is already rescuing the hostage being used as bait for Nora, and (C) the bad guy doesn't even know said boyfriend is on the case, meaning that if Nora had stayed put, the entire climax probably would never have happened. And then, when she's in the school, she gives up and says that she hopes her boyfriend will rescue her. Even though ''he has no idea she is inside'' because ''he told her to wait outside for him''.]]
12th Dec '13 5:28:37 PM FirebirdMaximus
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* RootingForTheEmpire: In the series, the archangels are written as being extremely unfair, because they threaten to throw Patch into Hell if he pursues a relationship with Nora. The trouble is, Patch is written as an arrogant idiot who spends his days gambling and groping Nora, not showing the slightest inclination to actually ''do his job''. As a result, the archangels come across as trying to get Patch to shoulder some responsibility. Add in the fact that Patch spent almost all of the first book stalking and assaulting Nora and the idea of him facing serious punishment sounds rather nice.
9th Dec '13 2:10:39 PM FirebirdMaximus
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* StrangledByTheRedString: There is really no reason at all for Nora to be attracted to Patch. Nora even ''says'' several times that she sees nothing good about him.

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* StrangledByTheRedString: There is really no reason at all for Patch and Nora, full stop. Nora is warned by people who care about her to be attracted stay away from him, because he's clearly not a good person in any way, shape, or form. Patch stalks Nora, intentionally scares her, sexually harasses her, [[spoiler:[[MindRape mind rapes]] her, and possesses her body[[labelnote:*]][[IThoughtItMeant Not like that]], although no one's putting it past him.[[/labelnote]]]]. On top of that, his ''original'' plan was [[spoiler:to murder her in cold blood]], which he flat out ''tells her'' -- and, when she asks if he's going to Patch. do it, he admits that it's "tempting". Not in the dubiously-understandable [[{{Twilight}} Edward Cullen]] resisting-''physical''-temptation way, either. Patch is tempted to [[spoiler:murder Nora]] simply because he feels like it. Nora even ''says'' several times says, more than once, that she sees absolutely nothing good about him.Patch. Wait, why does she fall in love with him again?
** Vee gets this when she hooks up with Rixon in ''Crescendo''. The two are hardly shown together and for all Vee fawns over him as the "perfect" boyfriend, there's precious little on them actually having anything in common. FridgeLogic also sets in when Vee repeatedly states that she thinks that Patch is a jerk and a potential murderer but isn't the least bit concerned about the fact that ''he'' introduced her to Rixon (and that Rixon is Patch's best and possibly only friend). Not to mention the fact that Vee seems quite certain that he's a "boyscout", despite the fact that he more or less lives in a very nasty bar and is not exactly shy about dropping crude innuendos towards Nora. That could be chalked up to Vee being a HorribleJudgeOfCharacter, except that Nora also thinks that Rixon is "cool" and sees no problem with them dating, even though she knows that Rixon is a fallen angel who possesses a Nephilim for two weeks out of every year for sex (with said Nephilim [[AndIMustScream being conscious for it all]]). [[spoiler:The fact that Patch hooked Rixon up with Vee as a response to suspecting that Rixon was murderous just raises even more eyebrows.]]
8th Dec '13 9:10:13 AM ChumHandle
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* FollowTheLeader: It's hard not to see this as a Twilight retread.
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