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** Julian Marquet is a JerkAss DomesticAbuser with little redeeming qualities.

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** Julian Marquet is a JerkAss DomesticAbuser with little few redeeming qualities.

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'''NOTE: Unmarked spoilers follow.'''

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* AnyoneCanDie: At least two characters will end up killed in every installment of the series, while the others will either suffer from a CareerEndingInjury or go through a TraumaCongaLine.


* ''Literature/GardenOfShadows'' (1987): A prequel telling how Olivia, the Dollanganger children's grandmother, became cruel person that she is.

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* ''Literature/GardenOfShadows'' (1987): A prequel telling how Olivia, the Dollanganger children's grandmother, became the cruel person that she is.

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A character sheet for the series is in progress and can be found [[Characters/DollangangerSeries here]]. Please add any character tropes to it.


** Received two film adaptations. The [[Film/FlowersInTheAttic first]], produced in 1987, was meant to be followed by a sequel but due to negative fan and critical reception that never happened. The second was produced in 2014 as the first of several Lifetime produced TV film versions of Andrews' work.

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** Received two film adaptations. The [[Film/FlowersInTheAttic first]], produced in 1987, was meant to be followed by a sequel but due to negative fan and critical reception that never happened.it ended up not happening. The second was produced in 2014 as the first of several Lifetime produced TV film versions of Andrews' work.



* ''Literature/SeedsOfYesterday'' (1984): Bart, now obsessed with living like Malcolm Foxworth would, invites Cathy, Chris, Cindy, Jory and his pregnant wife Melodie to live at the newly rebuilt Foxworth Hall. Unfortunately, things go FromBadToWorse really fast and tension rises between everyone.

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* ''Literature/SeedsOfYesterday'' (1984): Bart, now obsessed with living like Malcolm Foxworth would, invites Cathy, Chris, Cindy, Jory and his pregnant wife Melodie to live at the newly rebuilt Foxworth Hall. Unfortunately, things quickly go FromBadToWorse really fast and tension rises between everyone.for the family.


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* ''Literature/FlowersInTheAttic'' (1979): After the death of their father, the four Dollanganger children are brought by their mother to her family's home of Foxworth Hall. There they learn the AwfulTruth behind their family and are forced to live in a single room for three long years, in the hopes that if their grandfather never learns of their existence then their mother will inherit his vast fortune.
** Received two film adaptations. The [[Film/FlowersInTheAttic first]], produced in 1987, was meant to be followed by a sequel but due to negative fan and critical reaction that never happened. The second was produced in 2014 as the first of several Lifetime produced TV film versions of Andrews' work.

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* ''Literature/FlowersInTheAttic'' (1979): After the death of their father, the four Dollanganger children are brought by their mother to her family's home of Foxworth Hall. There they learn the AwfulTruth behind their family and are forced to live in a single room for three long years, in the hopes that if their grandfather never learns of their existence then and their mother will inherit his vast fortune.
** Received two film adaptations. The [[Film/FlowersInTheAttic first]], produced in 1987, was meant to be followed by a sequel but due to negative fan and critical reaction reception that never happened. The second was produced in 2014 as the first of several Lifetime produced TV film versions of Andrews' work.

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* MaritalRapeLicense: And ''how''.
** Malcolm forces himself on Olivia. What's especially sad about this instance is that she comes to bed with him willingly, only for him to act in such a cold, cruel manner utterly devoid of love or tenderness that it becomes this trope.
** After numerous attempts at legitimately seducing her fail, Paul finally resorts to raping his wife Julia.
** Julian to Cathy.
** Implied with Bart and Corinne. After he assaults Cathy and she calls him a rapist, he dismisses her, saying, "My wife often says the same thing. But she enjoys it, just like you did."


* SiblingYinYang: Olivia and Belinda.


* DrivenToVillainy: Olivia Foxworth.
* EvilMatriarch
* FreudianExcuse: Olivia Foxworth is given one in the prequel to explain why she was so cruel and domineering towards the series' protagonists.

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* DrivenToVillainy: EvilMatriarch: Olivia Foxworth.
ascends to this role.
* EvilMatriarch
* FreudianExcuse:
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** Bart Jr. was a lonely kid that wanted both his mother's affection.
** Malcolm's mother left him and his father after sleeping around, which caused him to hate beautiful women.
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Olivia Foxworth is given one in the prequel to explain why she was so cruel and domineering towards the series' protagonists.


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* BrotherSisterIncestBrotherSisterIncest: Hands down the first thing most people will think of when they think of the series. Cathy and Chris become attracted to each other after being stuck in the attic for so long, and later [[spoiler:live as a couple under an assumed name]].
** In ''Garden of Shadows'', [[spoiler:Corrine/Corinne and Christopher Sr. are not only half niece and uncle, but half siblings as a result of Malcolm raping Alicia]].



** Corinne was born when Malcolm Foxworth raped his father's wife Alicia.

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** Corinne [[spoiler:Corinne was born conceived when Malcolm Foxworth raped his father's wife Alicia.Alicia]].

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For other books written by Andrews (or Neiderman using Andrews' name) go to ''Literature/MySweetAudrina'' and ''Literature/TheCasteelSeries''.

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