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''Route 666'' is a comic series by Creator/CrossGen Entertainment. It follows the adventures of [[TheCassandra Cassie Starkweather]], a college student who enters TheMasquerade when, after the accidental death of a friend, she starts [[ISeeDeadPeople seeing ghosts]]. Her ability to see and converse with the dead is shortly followed by an ability to see monsters, or rather to see the true form of monsters pretending to be normal people. She is put into a mental institution after the trauma, but finds out that the institution is run by the monsters.

Escaping the institution, Cassie kills a few of these monsters. Unfortunately, once dead, they revert to human form, and she is now pursued not only by monsters and dark ghosts, but also by the police as a psychopathic killer.

Not to be confused with the 2001 horror film or the episode of ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' about a demonic truck.

!!''Route 666'' provides examples of:

* AbnormalAmmo: Rodina has developed "necro-nuclear" weapons technology, some of which apparently involves missiles with a demonic payload.
* AbortedArc: Due to Creator/CrossGen's bankruptcy, unfortunately.
* BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind: A Dark Spirit tries this in Cassie's mind, but is defeated right at the get-go.
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: When first meeting the circus people, Cassie wishes she could forget this whole horrible mess. Due to Galina's machinations, her wish [[LaserGuidedAmnesia is granted]], placing her in terrific danger.
* BigBad: The Adversary.
* CarFu
* CircusOfFear: Subverted with the Potterfield Family Circus.
* ColdBloodedTorture: Used in Francisco's interrogation.
* CreepyCrossdresser: [[spoiler: J. Elgar Purvis.]]
* CreepyTwins: The Twins, a pair of circus freak sisters with PsychicPowers and GlowingEyesOfDoom.
* DealWithTheDevil
* DefconFive: Used correctly. After [[NiceJobBreakingItHero Cassie's stunt]], the threat level is said to be at "threatcon 2", one level away from firing the missiles.
* DemonicInvaders
* DrivenToSuicide: Cassie once attempted suicide as a child.
* EliteMooks: Chairwoman Byleth and the board of directors of Harlequin Healthcare company; unlike lesser mooks, they're ImmuneToBullets.
* FateWorseThanDeath: In Braathewaate's moment of YouHaveFailedMe, he attempts to explain the circumstances. The Adversary then says Braathewaate can give half of his explanation, the Adversary will eat him whole, and he can give the other half when he comes out the other side. It's unclear whether this is enacted (or even practical) or just a bizarre, gruesome threat.
* {{Fauxreigner}}: Granted, Braathewaate technically ''is'' rather foreign (being from {{Hell}}), but he spends most of his appearances speaking with a fake Scottish FunetikAksent.
* FireAndBrimstoneHell: Perdition.
* FishOutOfWater: There are a few scenes of demons on Earth struggling to acclimate to human culture.
* ForgotTheCall: Happens to Cassie for a little while.
* AFormYouAreComfortableWith: [[spoiler: The ghost of Cassie's grandfather turns out to be some other mysterious, albeit benevolent entity, who took her grandfather's form from her memory.]]
* GameFace: When killing, it's organization policy for perdition mooks to drop their human "day face" in favor of their GameFace. Some of them have their own unique forms, but a lot of them base their GameFace[=s=] off of monsters from horror movies.
* GovernmentAgencyOfFiction: The National Bureau of Investigation serves as this setting's version of the FBI
* GratuitousSpanish: Sheriff Fernandez and other hispanohablantes occasionally slip into this.
* {{Hellgate}}: One was accidentally opened as a result of Rodinan weapons research.
* ImpersonatingAnOfficer: Byleth and her board of directors pose as NBI agents in an attempt to take custody of Cassie.
* InvisibleToNormals: The ghosts and other paranormals can't be seen by anyone other than Cassie.
* IstanbulNotConstantinople: In this world, the People's Republic of Rodina[[note]]the Russian word for ''motherland''[[/note]] is the apparent counterpart to Communist Russia.
* JacobMarleyApparel: Ghosts look the way they did when they died, complete with injuries.
* KnifeNut: Berkely.
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: One of The Twins' PsychicPowers.
* LeaveNoWitnesses: Standard operating procedure for Perdition agents.
* LivingShadow: Dark Spirits, the Adversary's ghostly {{Mooks}}.
* MeaningfulName: [[TheCassandra Cassandra]], a clairvoyant whom nobody believes.
* MindRape: Cassie makes a SerialKiller relive his first murder from the perspective of the victim.
* MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate: Dr. Melchior and Dr. Mastiphal, and probably many others, since agents of Perdition tend to infiltrate occupations that put them in close proximity to the dying, so they can harvest their souls.
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Dr. [[ Mastiphal]], Dr. Melchior, head of the Melchior Asylum; Harlequin Healthcare Chairwoman [[ Byleth]], and board members [[ Mictlan]], [[ Naamah]], and [[ Damballa]].
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: NBI director J. Elgar Purvis and former Rodinan despot Viktor Suvorov.
* NoPartyLikeADonnerParty: Happened to the Rodinan dissidents stranded on a ship in the arctic.
* NotSoImaginaryFriend: The ghosts Cassie saw as a young child.
* NumberOfTheBeast
* PhonyPsychic: Galina.
* PoweredByAForsakenChild: Necro-nuclear technology uses ghosts as fuel.
* TheProfiler: Special agent Gunnar Melchior.
* SelfMadeOrphan: Berkely. [[spoiler: He did away with his own father.]]
* SerialKiller: Railsplitter [[spoiler: AKA Berkely]]; and Dale "the Ravenrock Ripper" Beasely, back when he was alive.
* ShovelStrike: The preferred weapon of the Spetsnaz who ally with the protagonists in Rodina
* ShoutOut: When Galina is kicked out of the circus, the others say in unison "''Not'' [[Film/{{Freaks}} one of us]]".
* SociopathicHero: [[spoiler: Berkely.]]
* SovietSuperscience
* StockParodies: Issue #16's cover parodies AmericanGothicCouple; #19's parodies UncleSamWantsYou; #20's is based on Soviet propaganda; #21's parodies the [[ Coppertone girl]] ad.
* TechnicalPacifist: The Twins refuse to use their powers to kill, even when it comes to murderous monsters. They are however perfectly fine with mindwiping one survivor to forget his true nature and join the circus as a Geek (a performer who does disgusting acts like biting the heads off chickens and eating vile things).
* TerrifiedOfGerms: Special Agent Gunnar Melchior
* TortureTechnician: The monsters in Rodina employ a human doctor for this.
* TruthSerum: Used in Cassie's interrogation.
* [[ViolentGlaswegian Violent Faux Glaswegian]]: Braathewaate has a violent temper.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: Perdition mooks apparently have this power.
* WaifProphet: The Twins of the Potterfield Circus have microcephaly and a variety of PsychicPowers.
* WolfMan: Many {{Mooks}} base their GameFace[=s=] on ''Film/TheWolfMan1941''; one of the members of the Potterfield Circus is a non-supernatural wolf boy who looks that way because of a gland condition.
* TheWormThatWalks: Elite mook Naamah transforms into hordes of leech-like creatures and {{bee|Afraid}}s.
* YouCanSeeMe: Cassie has the ability to see the dearly departed, while the rest of the cattle can ''not''.
* YouHaveFailedMe: The fate of [[spoiler: Braathewaate]].
* YouNoTakeCandle: When speaking English, all but one Rodinan character speaks like this, in addition to occasionally using GratuitousRussian.

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