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** The first Erekose novel, ''The Eternal Champion'', is the most explicit early statement of the Eternal Champion concept and names several of the other versions.

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** The first Erekose Erekos&euml novel, ''The Eternal Champion'', is the most explicit early statement of the Eternal Champion concept and names several of the other versions.



* RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil: What did humanity do to set Erekose/John Daker against them and wipe them out? When humanity started winning against the more advanced Eldren race thanks to Erekose initially siding with them, they would rape Eldren women and children. And in the Corum stories, Corum is already pissed at humanity for mutilating him and killing his family, when he receives a vision of humans raping his mother and sisters before their murder, he really wants to put humans to the sword (though he gets better about this unlike Erekose).

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* RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil: What did humanity do to set Erekose/John Erekos&euml/John Daker against them and wipe them out? When humanity started winning against the more advanced Eldren race thanks to Erekose Erekos&euml initially siding with them, they would rape Eldren women and children. And in the Corum stories, Corum is already pissed at humanity for mutilating him and killing his family, when he receives a vision of humans raping his mother and sisters before their murder, he really wants to put humans to the sword (though he gets better about this unlike Erekose).Erekos&euml).


* ''The Pyat Quartet'' (a.k.a. ''Between the Wars'')

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* ''The Pyat Quartet'' ''Literature/ThePyatQuartet'' (a.k.a. ''Between the Wars'')

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* PerpetuallyProtean: This is the condition of recurring villain Gaynor the Damned beneath his armour. At one point, Corum tears his faceplate off to reveal a constantly shifting series of agonized faces, including (briefly) Corum's own.


Michael Moorcock (born December 18, 1939, London) is a british SpeculativeFiction author of roughly 80 novels and short stories collections. Combines a graphic and powerful imagination with an often frustrating inability to resolve a plot except by DeusExMachina.

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Michael Moorcock (born December 18, 1939, London) is a british SpeculativeFiction author of roughly 80 novels and short stories collections. Combines He combines a graphic and powerful imagination with an often frustrating inability to resolve a plot except by DeusExMachina.


* TraumaCongaLine: Inflicted on multiple Eternal Champions; with varying effects.

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* TraumaCongaLine: Inflicted on multiple Eternal Champions; Champions with varying effects. effects (usually a RoaringRampageOfRage or a KnightInSourArmor).


* TraumaCongaLine: Inflicted on multiple Eternal Champions; with varying effects, most commonly Result D, E, or F.

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* TraumaCongaLine: Inflicted on multiple Eternal Champions; with varying effects, most commonly Result D, E, or F.effects.


* JerkassGods: Regardless of which side of the Order-Chaos divide they're on, they don't really seem to care too much about what happens to their pawns, so long as they do as they're told. The few TrueNeutral gods that exist aren't much better.

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* JerkassGods: Regardless of which side of the Order-Chaos divide they're on, they don't really seem to care too much about what happens to their pawns, so long as they do as they're told. The few TrueNeutral neutral gods that exist aren't much better.

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* OrwellianRetcon:
** Two different works were edited in later editions, because the first editions appeared to endorse rape in certain circumstances and Moorcock was convinced by feminist criticism that this was morally wrong:
*** In the ending of the first edition of ''Gloriana'', Quire successfully gives Gloriana her first ever orgasm and ends the [[FisherKing barrenness of her kingdom]] by raping her. In later editions, when he tries to, she overpowers him and [[DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale rapes him]] with the same result.
*** At the end of the first version of "The Transformation of Miss Mavis Ming", the Fireclown cures Mavis of her uptightness and right-wing politics by raping her. In later editions, he does it by whipping her until she has an emotional breakdown, which may or may not be an actual improvement.
** On a smaller scale, many 1990s and 2000s reprints of early Moorcock works changed the names of certain characters to make them members of the von Bek or Cornelius families, or to turn originally unconnected villains into versions of Johannes Klosterheim or Gaynor the Damned (sometimes also using the latter's pseudonym in more modern or futuristic settings of Paul van/von Minct).


->''"They called for me and I went to them. I could not do otherwise. The will of the whole of humanity
->was a strong thing. It smashed through the ties of time and the chains of space and dragged me to
->itself."''
-->--From '''The Eternal Champion'''

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->''"They called for me and I went to them. I could not do otherwise. The will of the whole of humanity
->was
humanity was a strong thing. It smashed through the ties of time and the chains of space and dragged me to
->itself.
to itself. Why was I chosen? I still do not know, though they believed they had told me. Now it is done and I am here. I shall always be here. And if, as wise men tell me, time is cyclic, then I shall one day return to part of the cycle I knew as the twentieth century, for (it was no wish of mine) I am immortal."''
-->--From '''The -->-- Prologue to ''The Eternal Champion'''
Champion''


* Hypochondria: Huillam d'Averc from the Runestaff books is either a case of this or PlayingSick to make his foes underestimate him.

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* Hypochondria: {{Hypochondria}}: Huillam d'Averc from the Runestaff books is either a case of this or PlayingSick to make his foes underestimate him.

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* Hypochondria: Huillam d'Averc from the Runestaff books is either a case of this or PlayingSick to make his foes underestimate him.


* BothOrderAndChaosAreDangerous: In several works, the best end for humanity is to {{Kill The God}}s and be free of their meddling forevermore.



* [[GodAndSatanAreBothJerks Law And Chaos Are Both Jerks]]: In several works, the best end for humanity is to {{Kill The God}}s and be free of their meddling forevermore.

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* RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil: What did humanity do to set Erekose/John Daker against them and wipe them out? When humanity started winning against the more advanced Eldren race thanks to Erekose initially siding with them, they would rape Eldren women and children. And in the Corum stories, Corum is already pissed at humanity for mutilating him and killing his family, when he receives a vision of humans raping his mother and sisters before their murder, he really wants to put humans to the sword (though he gets better about this unlike Erekose).


** Kane of Old Mars is a deliberate homage to Creator/EdgarRiceBurroughs' JohnCarterOfMars stories.

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** Kane of Old Mars is a deliberate homage to Creator/EdgarRiceBurroughs' JohnCarterOfMars ''Literature/JohnCarterOfMars'' stories.


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* TheMultiverseMemeticMutation: His chaos star symbol became the flag of the eurasian movement in Russia. [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Symbol_of_Chaos Hell, the thing's got a Wikipedia page]].
* MoneyDearBoy: He has admitted to writing some of his works (in particular, the first four books of ''Literature/TheHistoryOfTheRunestaff'' and the first ''Literature/{{Corum}}'' trilogy, each of which were dashed off in under a week per book) simply for quick cash.
-->"The Hawkmoon books were written for money and took three days each to do. But I still tried to make them the best I could do of their kind. In the end it's the public who pay me and I feel I owe readers the best value for their money I can produce, irrespective of genre or level of ambition."

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