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Van Meach was genetically engineered to be a super-soldier, able to adapt to any situation on the genetic level. Originally intended to be a weapon in the Cold War, he ended up having a relatively normal upbringing, except for the whole lack of legal citizenship and so on. He currently works for hire doing odd jobs for rich people.
The international intelligence community finds out about half of this, and decides he has become an assassin. Terrified of his monstrous potential, they react by hiring still more assassins to kill him.

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Van Meach was genetically engineered to be a super-soldier, able to adapt to any situation on the genetic level. Originally intended to be a weapon in the Cold War, he ended up having a relatively normal upbringing, except for the whole lack of legal citizenship and so on. He currently works for hire doing odd jobs for rich people. \n The international intelligence community finds out about half of this, and decides he has become an assassin. Terrified of his monstrous potential, they react by hiring still more assassins to kill him.


Van Meach was genetically engineered to be a super-soldier, able to adapt to any situation on the genetic level. Originally intended to be a weapon in the Cold War, he ended up having a relatively normal upbringing, except for the whole lack of legal citizenship and so on. He currently works for hire doing odd jobs for rich people.

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Van Meach was genetically engineered to be a super-soldier, able to adapt to any situation on the genetic level. Originally intended to be a weapon in the Cold War, he ended up having a relatively normal upbringing, except for the whole lack of legal citizenship and so on. He currently works for hire doing odd jobs for rich people.

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* AmazingTechnicolorPopulation: Van's skin sometimes changes color as a side effect of an adaptation- he turns red after being poisoned, and blue after being deprived of oxygen. He returns to normal after a while, as with all his physical transformations.

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* ConfusionFu: May, who knows many fighting styles and switches between them at random. This makes her a serious threat to Van, since he can't adapt to fight her or copy her because she's so inconsistent.


* ActionGirl: May and East both qualify.



* AGoodWayToDie: Outcalt points out that the Fox would have wanted to die as he did, in a sword fight.



* ChangedMyMindKid: [[spoiler: Outcalt is too professional to do this... but he does call his employers one last time to see if the new information they gained over the course of the story would lead them to call off the hit on Van. They did.]]



* DittoFighter: Van Meach's adaptation power extends to copying other fighters' moves, [[spoiler: including both the Fox and East.]]
* DarkActionGirl: May and East both qualify.



* ItGetsEasier: Killing gets easier for Van Meach. At first, he's upset when he kills someone- shortly later, he's disturbed by how little he cares anymore. He attributes the swiftness of this change to his adaptation abilities working on a psychological level.

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* ItGetsEasier: Killing gets easier for Van Meach. At first, he's upset when he kills someone- shortly later, he's disturbed by how little he cares anymore. He attributes the swiftness of this change to his adaptation abilities working on a psychological level. [[spoiler: In the final showdown, he chooses not to try to kill May regardless.]]
* KnowWhenToFoldEm: [[spoiler: East. As soon as Van gets the upper hand in their fight, she stops, turns around, and leaves. North then announces that she's retired. She's the only member of her team to survive their run-in with Van and Outcalt.]]


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* {{Pride}}: [[spoiler: East's AchillesHeel, as diagnosed by North. She retires because Van Meach gets the upper hand in their fight. Not because she lost, because he managed to hit her.]]

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* MissionControl: North serves this role for the Compass.

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* SympathyForTheDevil: Van's feelings towards his EvilCounterpart May end up as this. He knows she's just what he could have been if he'd been raised differently, and [[spoiler: that if her handlers hadn't believed she was genetically engineered like him, she could've had a normal life]]. It doesn't change anything for either of them.


* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: [[spoiler: May.]]

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* CharlesAtlasSuperpower: [[spoiler: May. Her handlers expected her to have superpowers, didn't know what to expect, and raised her to be a perfect assassin. They never even realized that she was a normal human.]]



* ItGetsEasier: Killing gets easier for Van Meach. Although this saves his life, it also disturbs him. He attributes the swiftness of this change to his adaptation abilities working on a psychological level.

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* ItGetsEasier: Killing gets easier for Van Meach. Although this saves his life, it also disturbs him.At first, he's upset when he kills someone- shortly later, he's disturbed by how little he cares anymore. He attributes the swiftness of this change to his adaptation abilities working on a psychological level.



* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Relatively few female characters, none of whom talk to each other. There are several, but most are in bit roles except for May.

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* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Relatively There are relatively few female characters, and none of whom them talk to each other. There are several, but most are in bit roles except for May.May is the only one to have a major role.


* AchillesHeel: All four Compass members have one.

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* AchillesHeel: All four Compass members have one.one- either physical or emotional. [[spoiler: Outcalt informs Van of West's and South's weaknesses, allowing him to come up with strategies for fighting them. He can't do the same for East.]]



* AdaptiveAbility: Van Meach’s superpower is a relatively low-key version. Also, he does not keep his "adaptations" past the need for them.
* AssassinOutclassin: Van takes down most of the assassins pretty easily.

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* AdaptiveAbility: Van Meach’s superpower is a relatively low-key version. He can survive poisons and oxygen deprivation, grow gills for swimming underwater, and has a ''very'' limited form of SuperStrength. Also, he does not keep his "adaptations" past the need for them.
* AssassinOutclassin: Van takes down Between Van's adaptations and Outcalt's advice, most of the assassins pretty easily. don't last very long.



* EvilCounterpart: May for Van Meach..

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* EvilCounterpart: May for Van Meach.. Meach- as he says, she's who he could have been if he had been raised as the weapon that his creators' sponsors wanted.



* MultinationalTeam: Compass.

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* MultinationalTeam: Compass.The assassin team Compass- North's origins aren't revealed, but the the others are from different continents- Asia (East), Africa (South) and Europe (West).



* TykeBomb: May.

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* TykeBomb: May.May was raised as an assassin from birth.






!! Tropes in ‘’The Interman’’

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!! Tropes in ‘’The Interman’’''The Interman''



* AdaptiveAbility: Van Meach’s superpower is a relatively low-key version. Also, he does not keep his “adaptations” past the need for them.

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* AdaptiveAbility: Van Meach’s superpower is a relatively low-key version. Also, he does not keep his “adaptations” "adaptations" past the need for them.



* GeneticEngineeringIsTheNewNuke: The main character, and his EvilCounterpart May- [[spoiler: except she’s not genetically engineered- she was completely normal, and her apparent superpowers are the result of being raised by someone who expected a supersoldier but didn’t have any details]].



* ThemeNaming: The Compass- North, West, South, and East.

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* ThemeNaming: The Compass- Compass: North, West, South, and East.



* GeneticEngineeringIsTheNewNuke: The main character, and his EvilCounterpart May- [[spoiler: except she’s not genetically engineered- she was completely normal, and her apparent superpowers are the result of being raised by someone who expected a supersoldier but didn’t have any details]].

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* GeneticEngineeringIsTheNewNuke: The main character, and his EvilCounterpart May- [[spoiler: except she’s not genetically engineered- she was completely normal, and her apparent superpowers are the result of being raised by someone who expected a supersoldier but didn’t have any details]].----


* MenAreTheExpendableGender: Sort of. It must be said that all but one of the characters killed in the book are assassins. However, two out of three female assassins survive, compared to one of the seven males (the one who ultimately did not choose to kill the protagonist). Ten assassins (three female, seven male). Three survive (two female, one male).

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* MenAreTheExpendableGender: Sort of. It must be said that all but one of the characters killed in the book are assassins. However, two out of three female assassins survive, compared to one of the seven males (the one who ultimately did not choose to try to kill the protagonist). Ten assassins (three female, seven male). Three survive (two female, one male).



* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Relatively few female characters, none of whom talk to each other. There are several, but most are in bit roles except for May. (A large number of the characters, including bit ones, are either assassins or heads of intelligence agencies, which may explain the gender ratio.)

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* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Relatively few female characters, none of whom talk to each other. There are several, but most are in bit roles except for May. (A large number of the characters, including bit ones, are either assassins or heads of intelligence agencies, which may explain the gender ratio.)May.
* ThemeNaming: The Compass- North, West, South, and East.


* InternationalTeam: The Compass.


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* MultinationalTeam: Compass.


* CharlesAtlasSuperpowers: [[spoiler: May.]]

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* CharlesAtlasSuperpowers: CharlesAtlasSuperpower: [[spoiler: May.]]



* MenAreTheExpendable Gender: Sort of. It must be said that all but one of the characters killed in the book are assassins. However, two out of three female assassins survive, compared to one of the seven males (the one who ultimately did not choose to kill the protagonist). Ten assassins (three female, seven male). Three survive (two female, one male).

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* MenAreTheExpendable Gender: MenAreTheExpendableGender: Sort of. It must be said that all but one of the characters killed in the book are assassins. However, two out of three female assassins survive, compared to one of the seven males (the one who ultimately did not choose to kill the protagonist). Ten assassins (three female, seven male). Three survive (two female, one male).

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