'''''Dog Blood''''' is a book by [[http://www.djmoody.co.uk David Moody]] and the {{sequel}} to ''{{Literature/Hater}}''. The sequel to ''Dog Blood'' is called ''ThemOrUs.''

[[HatePlague The Hate]] has crumbled society to its very foundation and everyone has been forced into a [[HopelessWar war]] between those who have been changed into Haters, and those who have not, called the Unchanged.

DuringTheWar, we join Danny [=McCoyne=] [[note]]Same initials as the [[AuthorAvatar author]][[/note]] as he treks across the [[AlwaysChaoticEvil Hate-filled]] {{Dystopia}} in search of his [[MacGuffin daughter]], witnessing both friends and enemies [[RuleOfCool fall]] around him and barely escaping with his own life on numerous occassions. He eventually gets entangled with an undercover terrorist cell with members that include both Haters and Unchanged.

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!!TROPES:

* AxCrazy: [[spoiler: Danny's]] weapon of choice.
* AristocratsAreEvil: Ankin [[spoiler: and Sahota]]
* BerserkButton: Brutes are Haters who cannot control their Hate no matter what, and will kill the Unchanged despite the cost, and are often chained up outside of Hater bases as watchdogs, often HulkingOut with UnstoppableRage and speaking {{Angrish}} while taking out Unchanged thrice their size.
* BerserkerTears: Some Haters initially shed tears over mowing down their friends and family. One Unchanged survivor recounts seeing his family murdered by a stranger who had recently become a Hater. This Hater cried during and after the murders, and helped himself to some of his victim's beers fresh out of the fridge in order to calm down.
* BloodierAndGorier and DarkerAndEdgier: Whereas the previous installment featured normal life spiked with brutality, this features a gray, rainy CrapSackWorld where everyone is either sad or mad, and featuring endless death and destruction.
* BoomerangBigot: When one Hater compares Hate-ism to [[FurAgainstFang Vampires and Werewolves]], another compares themselves to everything from [[OurZombiesAreDifferent zombies]] to [[TerroristsWithoutACause terrorists]]. Not that it stops them from performing endless butchery.
* ChildSoldiers: Hater Kids are [[ChildrenAreSpecial more powerful]] than Hater Adults and better fighters. Though the Hater Kids would never fight for the other side, the Unchanged children can be [[RaisedByOrcs trained to kill other Unchanged]]. [[spoiler:Danny's daughter Ellis]] is a Brute and is very much a LaserGuidedTykebomb, at one point getting thrown into an armored vehicle to [[LittleMissBadass wipe out all the Unchanged soldiers inside]].
* CowerPower: All the Unchanged in their refugee camps.
* CrushKillDestroy: On just about every page.
* TheDitz: [[SlidingScaleOfComedyAndHorror Hater with a grenade]].
* {{Empowerment}}: Some Haters feel a false sense of liberation and empowerment after becoming a Hater. One man [[spoiler: Danny]] reminisces about his life before becoming a Hater, and how his employment managers would treat him poorly (unfairly) and how if they treated him today as they did back then, he would kill them without a second thought and with no regrets. One of his former managers is described as a "bitchy redhead", that he would kill if he ever met her again even if she was a Hater, and yet he doesn't even think about back-sassing (let alone killing) the new "bitchy redhead" who serves as his manager in the new Hater terrorist cell, though she treats him poorly, and commands that he give up anything that he considers important other than the cell's objective. [[spoiler: She is later killed by another Hater, proving that Danny's lot in life is at the bottom of the food chain whether he's a Hater or not]].
* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: One Hater talks of managing not to kill his Unchanged girlfriend.
* TheEveryman: Danny [=McCoyne=], [[spoiler: VillainProtagonist]], still near the bottom of the totem pole.
* FantasticRacism: The Haters' bigotry can be a metaphor for all other kinds of bigotry.
* FalseFlagOperation: One of the tactics of the terrorist cell because TheyLookJustLikeEveryoneElse, [[spoiler:the Haters pretend to be Unchanged, stir up trouble, and the ensuing chaos will cause the Unchanged military to drop a nuke on hundreds of Unchanged and only a couple of Haters.]]
* FreudianExcuse: On the rare occasion that a Hater takes time to ponder why they are killing 7/10ths of the population, they just inventory everything that is wrong with society, as well as personal pet peeves, and project it all onto the strangers that they are killing. For instance, if a man feels oppressed by the fact that he has to work a job to support his family, he could attribute his "oppression" to the Unchanged to feel justified. Any defense that the Unchanged use against the Haters is used as an excuse, from [[spoiler:gas chambers]] and [[spoiler:nukes]], to simply the angry faces that Unchanged people make when getting attacked by Haters.
* [[{{ILLKILLYOU}} "I'll kill you."]]
* KillEmAll.
* KillHimAlready.
* ManOfWealthAndTaste: [[spoiler: Sahota]], a WarriorPoet acting as DrillSergeantNasty, who quotes TheArtOfWar, wears a nice suit, and uses Unchanged to [[TrainingFromHell train]] Haters [[TaughtByExperience to _not_ kill Unchanged]] in the [[HaveYouTriedNotBeingAMonster Hater rehabilitation clinic]] [[spoiler: ...at least long enough to kill more Unchanged]]. [[spoiler: Danny and others are used as pawns in a larger [[HumanChess chess]] game, involving CrowdPanic and a dash of RageQuit, and betting on TheyLookJustLikeEveryoneElse. Though some are more excited than others about the HeroicSacrifice.]]
* MurderIsTheBestSolution / ViolenceReallyIsTheAnswer / ViolenceIsTheOnlyOption
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: [[spoiler: Danny]]
* ShockingDefeatLegacy: AtomicHate in [[NukeEm London]], followed by Danny's [[OutrunTheFireball escape]] from the [[spoiler: DeusExNukina]].
* TheSwarm: A [[HumanChess game theory]] tactic by the Unchanged, to gather Haters together and [[ChasedByAngryNatives lead them]] to specific place to be [[BombWhistle surgically struck]].
* "You [[spoiler: killed my dad]], YouExclamation," she spits.
* YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters: All Haters seem to be reverting to their feral, caveman type selves, some more than others. In the [[Literature/{{Hater}} first book]], the Haters are described as [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Punk_ideologies/ fighting]] against "bullshit", which seems to be [[DeadlyDecadentCourt society at large]]. The Haters fear the Unchanged, and that fear seems to stem from wasting away their lives in an [[LuddWasRight unfulfilling]], [[TheManIsKeepingUsDown oppressive]] "bullshit" [[RomanticismVersusEnlightenment society]], a fate worse than death. Since all Haters lived in such a society, they retain many of their old ways, though they use that to infiltrate groups of Unchanged, either by using computers, [[spoiler: or by going undercover]]. Some, like the Brutes, have completely reverted to wild animals, and children also fully reverted. Children seem to be more like wild animals in that they need their parents long enough to suckle and learn to walk, and then they become independent, without need of a guardian, unlike [[YouSuck some people]] who depend on their parents well into adulthood, exemplified by [[spoiler: Danny's [[JunglePrincess 5-year-old daughter]]]].
* "YouWillBeSpared if you [[spoiler: lead me to my daughter.]]"

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