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* TheRoaringTwenties: Seabury Quinn wrote from the heights of the Great Depression, but his de Grandin stories are set shortly after World War 2 and many of the people in the stories are wealthy flappers at a jazz club.

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* TheRoaringTwenties: Seabury Quinn wrote from the heights of the Great Depression, but his de Grandin stories are set shortly after the first World War 2 and many of the people in the stories are wealthy flappers at a jazz club.club. Later stories (collected in the ''Black Moon'' omnibus), take place after World War 2 which de Grandin took part in for three years.


* {{Golem}}: In "Stoneman's Memorial", an embittered soft-drink maker has a memorial with nude marble statuary built in a slum. The man is also the only remaining person in the world to know a spell that'll bring statues to life and he uses this to make his statues hunt and kill prostitutes.



* SharedUniverse: The Jules de Grandin universe is linked with the world of Manly Wade Wellman's heroes such as Judge Pursuivant and John Thunstone. In the ''Black Moon'' omnibus from Night Shade books, one of the one stories even has Manly Wade Wellman's name make an appearance (Jules de Grandin quoted that he's an expert in the idea of how belief can shape physical reality).

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* SharedUniverse: The Jules de Grandin universe is linked with the world of Manly Wade Wellman's heroes such as Judge Pursuivant and John Thunstone. In the ''Black Moon'' omnibus from Night Shade books, one several of the one stories even has have Manly Wade Wellman's name make an appearance (Jules de Grandin quoted that he's an expert in the idea of how belief can shape physical reality).

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* SharedUniverse: The Jules de Grandin universe is linked with the world of Manly Wade Wellman's heroes such as Judge Pursuivant and John Thunstone. In the ''Black Moon'' omnibus from Night Shade books, one of the one stories even has Manly Wade Wellman's name make an appearance (Jules de Grandin quoted that he's an expert in the idea of how belief can shape physical reality).

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* OurVampiresAreDifferent: In ''The Malay Horror'', de Grandin goes up against a Penanngalan - a Southeast Asian blood-drinking undead that pops out of its own corpse and flies around as only a head trailing its stomach and lower intestine.


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* SuperDoc: Trowbridge is a very competent doctor but de Grandin is on another level completely. He's restored the beauty of a young woman who was badly mutilated and successfully re-attached the head and digestive system of a woman who was temporarily turned into a Penanngalan - thus restoring back to full health once her curse had ended.

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* KillItWithFire: Fire purifies and de Grandin has used that to destroy cursed artifacts and ghosts including a spirit he first caught with a vacuum cleaner before tossing it in a furnace.


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* PostModernMagic: de Grandin defeats a spirit that had become too solid to affect with holy water and too immaterial to shoot...by sucking it up in a vacuum cleaner.


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* TheRoaringTwenties: Seabury Quinn wrote from the heights of the Great Depression, but his de Grandin stories are set shortly after World War 2 and many of the people in the stories are wealthy flappers at a jazz club.


* CompleteMonster: There's plenty of these types of abhorrent individuals in the stories, but perhaps the worst is Warburg Tantavul from "The Jest of Warburg Tantavul". A wealthy middle-aged man who married and abused a woman 20 years his junior, he steals their children when she files for divorce. He drives her mad by revealing that he intends to destroy them by making them marry each other. So he raises them with a story that the younger sister is actually an adopted cousin and uses constant physical + emotional abuse and isolation from society to get the two children to fall in love with each other. Then he fashions his will so that his son will only inherit his full wealth if he marries his "cousin" and has a posthumous letter for them after their marriage that reveals their real relationship. Because of de Grandin's intervention, the couple don't get the devastating news so Warburg comes back as a ghost to break his kids in person.

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* CompleteMonster: There's plenty of these types of abhorrent individuals in the stories, but perhaps the worst is Warburg Tantavul from "The Jest of Warburg Tantavul". A wealthy middle-aged man who married and abused a woman 20 years his junior, he steals their children when she files for divorce. He drives her mad by revealing that he intends to destroy them by making them marry each other. So he raises them with a story that the younger sister is actually an adopted cousin and uses constant physical + emotional abuse and isolation from society to get the two children to fall in love with each other. Then he fashions his will so that his son will only inherit his full wealth if he marries his "cousin" and has a posthumous letter for them after their marriage that reveals their real relationship. Because of de Grandin's intervention, the couple don't get the devastating news so Warburg comes back as a ghost to break his kids in person.


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* KissingCousins: A young man falls in love and marries his first cousin in "The Jest of Warburg Tantavul". The marriage is actually celebrated in the community, too bad it [[BrotherSisterIncest turns out they're not cousins.]]


* BloodKnight: de Grandin often loves executing evil people and he sometimes gets a disturbing grin at the prospect of putting down a villain. Trowbridge notes to himself that de Grandin is a natural killer in ''The Devil's Bride''.

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* BloodKnight: de Grandin often loves executing fighting evil people and he sometimes gets a disturbing grin at the prospect of putting down a villain. He sometimes even turns down cases initially, because he was bored that they sounded like a generic crime. Trowbridge notes to himself that de Grandin is a natural killer in ''The Devil's Bride''.

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* GoodHurtsEvil: The de Grandin stories are full of these, including one where de Grandin and a priest destroy an evil cult just by praying in front of them. Justified by de Grandin in that evil gods and spirits are just {{Tulpa}} that accumulated power through belief. de Grandin believes that {{God}} is real and so invoking that power it's easy to smite evil - that and [[ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve because centuries of belief in exorcism has given it real power.]]


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* MoneyDearBoy: In the 3rd Nightshade books "The Dark Angel", the preface mentions how Seabury Quinn was unapologetic about writing the de Grandin stories for money. While Robert E. Howard was a big fan of Quinn, Lovecraft decried the attitude saying the stories had nothing of Quinn in them (note that Lovecraft actually liked Quinn and had high opinion of him as a person).


* BloodKnight: de Grandin often loves executing evil people and he sometimes gets a disturbing grin at the prospect of putting down a CompleteMonster. Trowbridge notes to himself that de Grandin is a natural killer in ''The Devil's Bride''.

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* BloodKnight: de Grandin often loves executing evil people and he sometimes gets a disturbing grin at the prospect of putting down a CompleteMonster.villain. Trowbridge notes to himself that de Grandin is a natural killer in ''The Devil's Bride''.


* BloodKnight: de Grandin often loves executing evil people and he sometimes gets a disturbing grin at the prospect putting down a CompleteMonster. Trowbridge notes to himself that de Grandin is a natural killer in ''The Devil's Bride''.

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* BloodKnight: de Grandin often loves executing evil people and he sometimes gets a disturbing grin at the prospect of putting down a CompleteMonster. Trowbridge notes to himself that de Grandin is a natural killer in ''The Devil's Bride''.


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* SufficientlyAnalyzedMagic: de Grandin claims he does not believe in the supernatural, rather he believes in the "super physical" with magic and supernatural phenomena capable of being rationalized (for example he believes that many of the gods and demons he encounters are just accumulated good or bad thoughts that have been given fuel from the psychic energy of centuries worth of human religious ceremony).


* BloodKnight: de Grandin often loves executing evil people and he sometimes gets a disturbing grin at the prospect putting down a CompleteMonster. Trowbridge notes to himself that de Grandin is a natural killer in ''The Devil's Bride''.



* DueToTheDead: In ''Satan's Stepson'', the villainous Dr. Sun Ah Poy is dying after turning on the evil Konstantin. de Grandin's friend Renouard salutes Dr. Sun as Dr. Sun was once a friend and comrade of Renouard's, while de Grandin salutes because Dr. Sun told him where Konstantin was hiding.



* EvenEvilHasStandards: In ''Satan's Stepson'' the evil [[YellowPeril Dr. Sun Ah Poy]] who showed up in the earlier story ''The Lost Lady'', is quick to abandon his ally Konstantin and go warn De Grandin, once Dr. Sun finds out that Konstantin is a demonic "callicantzaros". De Grandin explains that even though Dr. Sun is a very bad man, he's Chinese and the Chinese fear and hate demons.

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: In ''Satan's Stepson'' the evil [[YellowPeril Dr. Sun Ah Poy]] who showed up in the earlier story ''The Lost Lady'', is quick to abandon his ally Konstantin and go warn De de Grandin, once Dr. Sun finds out that Konstantin is a demonic "callicantzaros". De de Grandin explains that even though Dr. Sun is a very bad man, he's Chinese and the Chinese fear and hate demons.demons.
* EyeScream: [[GoodIsNotNice de Grandin drops the kids gloves]] in ''The Devil's Bride''. In retaliation for the crucifixion of a woman under his protection, the blinding and mutilation of an innocent girl, the death of a recurring policeman and the murder of a child. de Grandin gives Vladimir Bazarov an ugly death. He first skewers out one eye and then he stabs out the other, then he cuts up Vlad's face before [[ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice stabbing his sword-stick through Vlad's mouth]].

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* AssassinOutclassin: In ''The Heart of Siva'', four thuggee assassins had targeted a dance troupe for blasphemy. They had already murdered a few members and were going to try again, but this time de Grandin had been targeting them and he murders three of them in the dark with his kukri. One poor assassin even gets disemboweled and slowly died squealing.


* EvenEvilHasStandards: The evil [[YellowPeril Dr. Sun Ah Poy]] who showed up in ''The Lost Lady'', is quick to abandon his ally Konstantin and go warn De Grandin, once Dr. Sun finds out that Konstantin is a demonic "callicantzaros". De Grandin explains that even though Dr. Sun is a very bad man, he's Chinese and the Chinese fear and hate demons.

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: The In ''Satan's Stepson'' the evil [[YellowPeril Dr. Sun Ah Poy]] who showed up in the earlier story ''The Lost Lady'', is quick to abandon his ally Konstantin and go warn De Grandin, once Dr. Sun finds out that Konstantin is a demonic "callicantzaros". De Grandin explains that even though Dr. Sun is a very bad man, he's Chinese and the Chinese fear and hate demons.



* KryptoniteFactor: In "The Devil's Rosary", de Grandin deduced that if the Tibetan priests could turn invisible and cast lightning and hurricane winds with ease, then why hadn't they conquered China. He then consults with a Chinese friend of his and discovers that the air magic used is easily dispelled by chicken blood. de Grandin uses that to stop the would-be assassin. Many other stories involving the supernatural involves using KryptoniteFactor against them.

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* ImmuneToBullets: Averted in many cases, while there are supernatural things that couldn't be gunned down because they're immaterial or already dead, many supernatural beings can be done in with a well-aimed gunshot. In ''The Thing in the Fog'', de Grandin explains the reason for the silver bullet myth was that guns back in the day were very weak and silver was harder bullet material than lead, so werewolves should be shot with silver to pierce their hides.
* KryptoniteFactor: In "The Devil's Rosary", de Grandin deduced that if the Tibetan priests could turn invisible and cast lightning and hurricane winds with ease, then why hadn't they conquered China. He then consults with a Chinese friend of his and discovers that the air magic used is easily dispelled by chicken blood. de Grandin uses that to stop the would-be assassin. Many other stories involving the supernatural involves using KryptoniteFactor against them.

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