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''Elemental Assassin'' is an UrbanFantasy series by Jennifer Estep which focus on Gin Blanco, an [[ProfessionalKiller assassin]] codenamed the [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Spider]] who can control the elements of Ice and Stone. When she’s not busy killing people and righting wrongs, Gin runs a barbecue restaurant called the Pork Pit in the fictional Southern metropolis of [[WretchedHive Ashland]]. The city is also home to giants, dwarves, [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampires]], and [[ElementalMagic elementals]] – Air, Fire, Ice, and Stone.

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''Elemental Assassin'' is an UrbanFantasy series by Jennifer Estep which focus on Gin Blanco, an [[ProfessionalKiller assassin]] codenamed the [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Spider]] who can control the elements of Ice and Stone. When she’s not busy killing people and righting wrongs, Gin runs a barbecue restaurant called the Pork Pit in the fictional Southern metropolis of [[WretchedHive Ashland]]. The city is also home to giants, dwarves, [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampires]], and [[ElementalMagic [[ElementalPowers elementals]] – Air, Fire, Ice, and Stone.



* ElementalMagic: A good part of the cast has one. The four primary powers are Air, Fire, Ice and Stone, and known offshores include Acid, Electricity, Metal and Water.

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* ElementalMagic: ElementalPowers: A good part of the cast has one. The four primary powers are Air, Fire, Ice and Stone, and known offshores include Acid, Electricity, Metal and Water.


* BerserkButton: Do ''not'' try to harm any of Gin's family, friends, or employees.
** Damaging one of Finn's cars is also a ''very'' bad idea, although in this case it's mostly PlayedForLaughs.

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* BerserkButton: Do ''not'' try to harm any of Gin's family, friends, or employees.
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employees. Damaging one of Finn's cars is also a ''very'' bad idea, although in this case it's mostly PlayedForLaughs.


* BlackAndGrayMorality: Because when our main character is an [[ProfessionalKiller assassin]] but ''not'' a VillainProtagonist, her antagonists ''have to'' be worst. The story taking place in a WretchedHive helps too.

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* BlackAndGrayMorality: Because when our main character is an [[ProfessionalKiller assassin]] but ''not'' a VillainProtagonist, her antagonists ''have to'' be worst.worse. The story taking place in a WretchedHive helps too.



* [[LukeIAmYourFather Bria I Am Your Sister]]: Detective Bria Coolidge was once Bria Snow, Gin's presumed dead younger sister. [[spoiler:It takes Gin two books to admit this to her once they finally meet.]]

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* [[LukeIAmYourFather Bria I Am Your Sister]]: LukeIAmYourFather: Detective Bria Coolidge was once Bria Snow, Gin's presumed dead younger sister. [[spoiler:It takes Gin two books to admit this to her once they finally meet.]]



* {{Goth}}: Sophia Deveraux

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* {{Goth}}: Sophia DeverauxDeveraux.



* ProfessionalKiller: Gin, aka The Spider, who as of book two is ''supposed'' to be retired.
** Her mentor Fletcher, aka the Tin Man, was one too.

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* ProfessionalKiller: Gin, aka The Spider, who as of book two is ''supposed'' to be retired.
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retired. Her mentor Fletcher, aka the Tin Man, was one too.



* [[TrademarkFavoriteFood Trademark Favorite Drink]]: Gin for Gin

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* [[TrademarkFavoriteFood TrademarkFavoriteFood: Or rather, Trademark Favorite Drink]]: Drink:
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Gin for GinGin.

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* CityOfAdventure: Combined with WretchedHive.



** And chicory coffee for Finn
* UrbanFantasy

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** And chicory coffee for Finn
Finn.
* UrbanFantasySuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: M.M. Monroe who is Mab Monroe in all but name. She's also a GenerationXerox being [[spoiler: Mab's daughter.]]
* UrbanFantasy: Vampires, Elementals, Dwarves, and Giants. Oh My.



* WretchedHive: Ashland

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* WretchedHive: AshlandAshland is one of these.

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* DieHardOnAnX: ''Deadly Sting'' is Die Hard At The Local Museum.

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* OpenSecret: Gin's secret identity isn't much of a secret by the end of the first arc. The first book of the second arc centers around her taking an out-of-town vacation to get away from the street punks harassing her at her day job in the hopes of being the one to kill The Spider so she can have some peace and quiet.


* ''Snared''



* DirtyCop: [[WretchedHive Ashland]] being the corrupted city it is, most cops here are this.

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* DirtyCop: [[WretchedHive Ashland]] being the corrupted city it is, most cops here are this. The only notable exceptions are Donovan, Bria, and Xavier. And since all three of them are fully aware of who the assassin/vigilante/[[spoiler:mob boss]] known as The Spider really is and don't do a thing about it, they're not entirely clean either.



* PoliceAreUseless: Due to the corruption levels, asking for help from any cop other than Donovan, Bria or Xavier is wasting your time.



* YouKilledMyFather: Gin to Mab.

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* YouKilledMyFather: Gin to Mab. And [[spoiler:Madeline]] to Gin in return.

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* DressesTheSame: Gin goes to a party at the local museum in a dress her foster brother got for her, only to find that her ex is there on the arm of a girl wearing the same dress. Oddly, it's the ''men'' in the story who get worked up over it, as it means that the store had sold two of an allegedly one of a kind designer dress. This inadvertently saves Gin's life - when thieves raid the museum, they make a point of assassinating Gin first so she can't go Die Hard on them, only they accidentally kill the other girl, who bore a superficial resemblance to Gin and was wearing an identical dress.

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* ''Bitter Bite''

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* ''Spider's Trap''

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* ManipulativeBitch: [[spoiler: Madeline Magda Monroe, Mab's daughter]]

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** Jo-Jo and Sophia Deveraux are Air elementals.


** Mab Monroe is a very powerful Fire elemental.



** Mab Monroe is a very powerful Fire elemental.

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** Mab Monroe Bria Coolidge/Snow is a very powerful Fire an Ice elemental.


* ElementalMagic: Most of the cast. Gin's a dual element user - Ice/Stone. Other elements that have appeared include Air, Fire, Metal, Lightning, Water and Acid.

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* ElementalMagic: Most A good part of the cast. Gin's a dual element user - Ice/Stone. Other elements that have appeared include cast has one. The four primary powers are Air, Fire, Metal, Lightning, Water Ice and Acid.Stone, and known offshores include Acid, Electricity, Metal and Water.
** Gin is a powerful dual elemental (which is very rare) -- Ice/Stone.
** Owen Grayson is a Metal elemental.
** Mab Monroe is a very powerful Fire elemental.

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