Delete this page.

No, really. Delete it immediately. Don't look at another word.

What are you waiting for? It's for your own good, really, for if you continue to read this article about my humble memoir, ''Mister B. Gone'', penned by one Mr. Creator/CliveBarker, you will only get yourself into more and more trouble. Mind-rending, soul-shattering, sanity-obliterating trouble. You'll go utterly mad, forgetting all that you were, all because you kept on reading this page.

Who am I? I am your humble servant, Jakabok Botch, and I have been trapped in this state for hundreds of years, having endured such unimaginable pain that you would be better off not finishing this article.

If you are the merciful type, you will end my suffering and [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Delete. This. Page. Immediately.]] I have experienced so much suffering in my long life that it would be a great relief to me if this page were utterly annihilated.

Why are you still reading? Are you so morbidly curious about this book that you won't perform this one act of kindness without hearing more about it?

Oh, very well. I suppose the miserable tale of my long, wretched life must amuse you. But you must promise that when you are done you will delete this page and end my centuries-long torture.

Agreed? Good.
!!This book contains examples of:
* AbusiveParents: Pappy Gatmuss, who would often come home plastered to the gills and beat me until I howled in pain. He beat my Ma, too, but see TheStoic, below.
* AintTooProudToBeg: Not if it means you'll finally put me out of my misery. ''Please.''
* AlasPoorVillain: Yes, I've committed horrific atrocities over the years, but surely you can have some [[IncrediblyLamePun burning]] compassion for my current situation?
* AlienGeometries: Ever try to watch an Angel and a Demon [[strike:arguing]] negotiating? It's really quite epic.
* AndIMustScream: ...Yes.
* BaddieFlattery: A flatterer? Moi? Oh, certainly not! Don't be so modest, Troper. I know someone with your steadfast integrity, depthless compassion, and shining intellect is just the sort of person who'd find it in their heart to help me. [[spoiler:I can only hope someday a reader's vain enough to fall for this.]]
* BeastAndBeauty: My partner Quitoon was always the pretty one. Me? Not so much.
* BerserkButton: You can stab me with your blade, but laughing at me and calling me an abomination? ''Unforgivable''. [[spoiler:I see you smirking at me, Troper.]]
* BlackComedy
* BloodBath: There's nothing like a relaxing bath in a tub of baby blood, although it's a bitch to keep the little critters alive long enough so the bath would be warm when I empty their blood into the tub.
* BrownNote: I tried to warn you at every turn, but noooooo...
* ColdBloodedTorture: This happens frequently throughout my tale, some of it perpetrated by humans, [[spoiler:but it's child's play compared to what I have in store for you if you don't delete this page...]]
* CompellingVoice: I got that from my Ma. I'm very proud of it - but it doesn't work on anyone who's deaf.
* CoolSword: Quitoon had such a beautiful blade that showed me the intense physical beauty of the world as I used it, like the black and blue with orange specks of a grown man's cries, as bright as his blood. It also acted on a will of its own to [[{{Gorn}} great effect]].
* CorruptChurch: You better believe it. Quitoon and I had some ''fun'' with these guys.
* DeadpanSnarker: At times, of course. If you were exposed to the kind of things I've experienced, it helps to throw a little bile in their direction.
* DealWithTheDevil: Wanna make one? I can give you anything your heart desires, truly. There's just one little favor you have to do for me.
* DeathSeeker: To be honest, I have no idea what will happen to me once my book is burned, but even CessationOfExistence has got to be better than this.
* DespairEventHorizon: There's nothing quite like being Series/TouchedByAnAngel (yes, actual ''angels'') and knowing that you will never see the sort of glorious beauty that they represent because ''you're just not supposed to experience it'' to make someone like me '''[[UnstoppableRage completely snap]]'''.
* DoesNotLikeSpam: Fish. The Nazarene's association makes them generally repulsive to my kind.
* TheDogBitesBack: Oh, yessssss... revenge is sweet, isn't it, Pappy G.?
* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: Ma was always watching out for me. She couldn't protect me from Pappy Gatmuss, but I'm grateful for her care.
* EvilHasABadSenseOfHumor: But take a step down from that high horse of yours. [[NotSoDifferent I can see you sniggering along with me]].
* ForegoneConclusion: You know I end up trapped in the book. ''So why do you keep reading?!''
* TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou: Of course it won't. I can reach out from the pages of this book and snatch your heart from your chest before you can blink.
* [[spoiler: GodAndSatanAreBothJerks: Heaven and Hell's little SlapSlapKiss routine rather ''wears'' on one.]]
* TheGrotesque: Oh, I originally got my good looks from my Ma, but then Pappy left me face-down in a bonfire for a few minutes while he beat the everloving snot out of her...
* HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: Remember Cawley? The man who had Pappy G. and I captured in that net? Well, Quitoon's sword made sure that wicked smile of his was evenly split.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Quitoon and I become quite close friends during our century of travelling together. [[spoiler: Then things get quite a bit more complicated, right at the very end.]] At least until I was shoved into that horrible press..
* HistoricalDomainCharacter: Some [[SarcasmMode obscure]] German fellow called Johannes Gutenburg shows up toward the end.
* HumansAreTheRealMonsters: Like you didn't know this already?
* ImHavingSoulPains: A curious property about an angel's sword, really... although the wound was physically not deep, it laid my soul open to the core.
* InescapableNet: The means by which I am hauled into the World Above. It was baited with steak and beer. I am, admittedly, a bit ashamed of that, but I did help Pappy G. get out. Too bad he was about two miles above the World Below when the rope snapped...
* InterspeciesRomance: I do fancy myself a decent kisser, even with my lips burned off, and Caroline was quite a lovely girl until her face got boiled off.
* KickTheDog: Or "exsanguinate the babies" in my case. I'm not a people person. [[FreudianExcuse Dear old Pappy saw to that]].
* KillItWithFire: Demons who can trace their lineage back to the First Fallen often come with nifty special abilities like calling fire.
* KnightTemplar: You saw CorruptChurch listed up there, right? A smart Troper like you must've guessed this was coming. How they did ''love'' their fires.
* LikeAnOldMarriedCouple: I can't think of a better way to describe my relationship with Quitoon. Bickering with him was something of a hobby.
* MadeOfIron: We of the Demonation are capable of surviving more stab and burn wounds than your fragile little bodies could. That said, it's still an unpleasantly painful experience.
* MeaningfulName: I didn't actually know the significance of the name Botch until I'd already made some very grave mistakes. [[SarcasmMode Isn't that just a riot]].
* {{Metafiction}}: Well, don't you think it was ''helpful'' to mention to you the great profit to be earned from telling my story? Clearly Mr. Barker knew.
* {{Oubliette}}: Trapped in my own goddamn memoir. How undignified. On the bright side, I can still communicate with the outside world...
* OurAngelsAreDifferent: Such beautiful, beautiful douchebags...
* OurDemonsAreDifferent: Oh, did I forget to mention that I'm a demon? Terribly sorry, it must have slipped my mind... I'm not the only sort found in this book, though.
* PaintingTheMedium: Such a flimsy thing, the fourth wall... I do so enjoy playing with it.
* SecretDiary: I used to keep a collection of notes regarding the tortures I wanted to inflict on my tormentors. Ma made me burn them all so that Pappy wouldn't discover the very ''large'' section devoted to him.
* ShoutOut:
** ''Literature/TheDivineComedy'': Of course Hell has circles. How do you think we sort out the damned souls of humans?
* SnicketWarningLabel: Well, I do get up to some nasty things... and you can't say I'm not upfront about it.
* SonOfAWhore: Ma might have been a whore that Pappy G. dragged home, but she was the best thing in my formative years.
* SophisticatedAsHell: I have my moments.
* SpiritualSuccessor: While my book is more comedic in tone, you can make a very strong argument that I'm this to Clive Barker's short-story Hell's Event (possibly even in the same universe).
* TheStoic: Pappy G. beat my Ma even harder than he beat me, but she never made a sound. Not even a whimper. I eventually find out that she refused to give him the satisfaction of knowing he'd hurt her.
* UnreliableNarrator: Oh, stop your whining.
* VillainProtagonist: At your service.
* WeirdnessCensor: We demons know that paradoxes lurk everywhere... You don't see them because you don't expect them to exist.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Don't concern yourself with the mention of my sister toward the beginning. She's of no importance to my story.
* WordSaladTitle: It makes sense later, trust me.
* WorthyAdversary: [[spoiler: You. If you've made it this far, or if you've finished my book, I have to admit I'm impressed. You've resisted all the cajoling and coercion of Hell. I still hate you, naturally.]]
* YouBastard: I suppose you expect me to be ''happy'' that you're enjoying my story. Have I mentioned how intolerably ''awful'' my existence is?
** Oh, but it isn't just you. [[HumansAreTheRealMonsters Your whole kind is into such dark tales of suffering]]. After all, [[ArmorPiercingQuestion why else would you keep reading my tale]]?
[[spoiler:I couldn't help but notice that you still haven't deleted this page. It's probably for the best. I have a confession to make, though... deleting this page would have released a very angry, quite dangerous being upon the world - yes, moi - and of course my first order of business would have been to slaughter you and destroy everything you hold dear. Oh, don't look so taken aback. [[ItsWhatIDo I do this sort of thing all the time.]] Not to worry, though, as I am very patient...and there's always the next troper. Say, maybe you could recommend this page to one you don't like?]]