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* IntercontinuityCrossover: Though [[LawyerFriendslyCameo never identified by name]], the detective in the UsefulNotes/VictorianBritain segments is obviously Franchise/SherlockHolmes.

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* IntercontinuityCrossover: Though [[LawyerFriendslyCameo [[LawyerFriendlyCameo never identified by name]], the detective in the UsefulNotes/VictorianBritain segments is obviously Franchise/SherlockHolmes.


* IntercontinuityCrossover: Though never identified by name, the detective in the UsefulNotes/VictorianBritain segments is obviously Franchise/SherlockHolmes.

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* IntercontinuityCrossover: Though [[LawyerFriendslyCameo never identified by name, name]], the detective in the UsefulNotes/VictorianBritain segments is obviously Franchise/SherlockHolmes.

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* BuryYourGays: After everything Chardonnay went through growing up, she ends up dying anyway.


* SerialKiller: Instead of a large-scale disaster, the book takes the arguably more interesting route of having the visionary kill a would-be serial killer who had intended murder several people, who the main character must now desperately track down as Death starts working down the dead lunatic's hit list.

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* SerialKiller: Instead of a large-scale disaster, the book takes the arguably more interesting route of having the visionary kill a would-be serial killer who had intended to murder several people, who the main character must now desperately track down as Death starts working down the dead lunatic's hit list.


* TheBouncer: Sebastian Lebecque. Also a BadassBiker.

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* TheBouncer: {{Bouncer}}: Sebastian Lebecque. Also a BadassBiker.

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* [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes Keep Circulating The Books]]: Only a few copies were released, due to the majority of them being recalled due to wrong author being credited in one place. Even the ''Final Destination'' wiki has little information on this one due to its rarity.


* BookEnds: Whenever a survivor dies, we are given a rewrite of their introduction paragraph.



* DeadMansHand: Alluded to in the title.

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* DeadMansHand: Alluded to in the title. Also shows up in the storyline.


* IntercontinuityCrossover: Though never identified by name, the detective in the VictorianBritain segments is obviously Franchise/SherlockHolmes.

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* IntercontinuityCrossover: Though never identified by name, the detective in the VictorianBritain UsefulNotes/VictorianBritain segments is obviously Franchise/SherlockHolmes.



* RecycledINSPACE: About half of the book is set in [[VictorianBritain 1888]] and involves a group surviving a house fire after one of them has a vision of it before it happens.

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* RecycledINSPACE: About half of the book is set in [[VictorianBritain [[UsefulNotes/VictorianBritain 1888]] and involves a group surviving a house fire after one of them has a vision of it before it happens.


* GenreRoulette: The book jumps from modern horror, Gothic horror,and action(in one chapter)

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* GenreRoulette: The book jumps from modern horror, Gothic horror,and action(in one chapter)even a brief dip into action.


* GerneRoulette: The book jumps from modern horror, Gothic horror,and action(in one chapter)

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* GerneRoulette: GenreRoulette: The book jumps from modern horror, Gothic horror,and action(in one chapter)

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*GerneRoulette: The book jumps from modern horror, Gothic horror,and action(in one chapter)

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A number of novels have been released as part of the ''Franchise/FinalDestination'' franchise.

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!!The novels

[[AC:General]]
* EldritchAbomination: Death's true form.
* ScaryBlackMan: If the books ''End of the Line'' and ''Looks Could Kill'' are any indication, this is Death's [[AFormYouAreComfortableWith preferred form]] when interacting directly with people.

[[AC:Dead Man's Hand]]
* BringMyBrownPants: Arlen Ploog pisses his pants after he's smacked around and almost killed by a criminal.
* DeadMansHand: Alluded to in the title.
* DeathByIrony: Shawna despises big felines, yet she gets killed by a Jaguar. And no, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaguar_Cars we don't mean the cat]].
* DeathBySex: [[spoiler: Arlen Ploog.]]
* DecoyProtagonist: Aldis Escobar. The entire first chapter is dedicated to him... and he dies in a car accident on the last page of it, long before the book's disaster (the collapse of a glass elevator) even occurs.
* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:Tom is run over by a truck, and shortly after his funeral, [[FinalGirl Allie]] finds out she has a malignant form of HIV]].
* EvilElevator: One of these is the opening disaster. A big glass elevator attached to the outside of "Merlin's Tower" winds up plummeting down onto the street below, killing everyone in it and some other bystanders.
* GroinAttack: One of the {{Necro Non Sequitur}}s ends with a survivor getting his penis bitten off by the prostitute who was giving him head.
* HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: Officer Murphy.
* VivaLasVegas

[[AC:Dead Reckoning]]
* AssholeVictim: [[JerkJock Eric Prescott]].
* TheBouncer: Sebastian Lebecque. Also a BadassBiker.
* DroppedABridgeOnHim: Marina Hewlett's death is just as, if not more than, anticlimactic as [[spoiler: Alex's]]: she is bitten by a spider. Her death isn't even shown in the novel; one of the survivors comes to the visionary's apartment and tells her how she died.
* EvilElevator: Charlie's death. He seems to get the elevator that Eric screwed around with earlier working and turns and calls to the others just as he steps through the doorway, failing to notice the elevator isn't there. He falls down the shaft, but is only injured and yells up "I'll be fi-" right before the elevator comes crashing down on top of him.
* [[HalfTheManHeUsedToBe Half The Woman She Used To Be]]: Macy.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Nice job shooting out the lock of Club Kitty and accidentally causing the whole place to collapse, Marina. You've shown us that [[PoliceAreUseless police really]] ''[[PoliceAreUseless are]]'' [[PoliceAreUseless useless]].

[[AC:Death of the Senses]]
* AssholeVictim: [[{{Paparazzi}} Chelsea Cox]], [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Dawson Donahue]] and [[RichBitch Dominique Swann]].
* EyeScream: Chelsea gets a two-pronged icicle through ''both'' of her eyes.
* SerialKiller: Instead of a large-scale disaster, the book takes the arguably more interesting route of having the visionary kill a would-be serial killer who had intended murder several people, who the main character must now desperately track down as Death starts working down the dead lunatic's hit list.

[[AC:Destination Zero]]
* AssholeVictim: [[DrJerk Stewart Tubbs]] and Al Kinsey.
* BlackDudeDiesFirst: Hal Ward.
* DeathByIrony: Al Kinsey is decapitated while a prostitute is giving him head.
* DeathBySex: Hal Ward and Al Kinsey.
* EyeScream: A character gets blinded by snake venom.
* FinalGirl: Patti Fuller.
* HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: Zack.
* IntercontinuityCrossover: Though never identified by name, the detective in the VictorianBritain segments is obviously Franchise/SherlockHolmes.
* KillItWithFire: Someone gets burned alive ''from the inside out''.
* MeaningfulName: Susan Fries.
* MistakenForTerrorist: It turns out the bombers were just criminals who wanted millions of dollars.
* NoDeadBodyPoops: [[spoiler:Averted. Steward Tubbs loosens his bowels after he's autopsied alive.]]
* NotQuiteDead: Subverted. [[spoiler: Stewart Tubbs was still alive, but no one realized it until after they cut him open, broke open his ribs, and pulled out his lung during the autopsy. ''Then'' he woke up, and subsequently [[KilledOffForReal died]]]].
* OffWithHisHead: Al Kinsey.
* RecycledINSPACE: About half of the book is set in [[VictorianBritain 1888]] and involves a group surviving a house fire after one of them has a vision of it before it happens.
* SerialKiller: UsefulNotes/JackTheRipper shows up here.
* SnakesAreEvil: ''Three'' of the victims are killed by poisonous snakes.
* SuperDrowningSkills: Justified. The first victim probably could swim, but his leg was broken and he was being bashed around by a motorbike underwater.
* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: Zack Halloran's death is spoiled on the ''very'' '''''FIRST PAGE''''' before the actual story even begins.

[[AC:End of the Line]]
* ChainsawGood: Mary-Beth gets sliced apart by one that's haphazardly swinging from scaffolding.
* DeathBySex: [[spoiler: James Barker and Bodil Raden]].
* EyeScream: [[spoiler:Jack Cohen slips and falls on the ground, getting a corkscrew in his eye. Instinctively, he pulls it out, ''along with part of his brain''.]]
* FinalGirl: Louise King.
* HalfIdenticalTwins: Danny and Louise King.
* HumanPincushion: [[spoiler: Bodil Raden and James Barker are impaled by umbrellas, of all things]]. The latter, however, had already passed out from blood loss after his arm was ripped off. Not that that's any less sadistic...
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: Peter Hoffman gets impaled on gazelle horns.
* KilledOffForReal: Surprisingly subverted for [[spoiler:Louise.]] Played straight for everyone else, [[spoiler:[[TheHeroDies including Danny]]]].
** [[spoiler:Kate]] gets a DoubleSubversion.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: [[spoiler: Good job tampering with your brother's brakes on his motorcycle and sending him to his death, Louise.]]
* TheReveal: Happens twice, ''back to back''. The first reveal is that [[spoiler:Kate Shelley inadvertently caused the deaths of all the survivors, and that she became a servant for Death after she was resuscitated during the Sux race]]. The second is that [[spoiler:Louise also became a servant for Death after Kate brought her back to life after accidentally killing her. She ends up inadvertently killing her brother]].

[[AC:Looks Could Kill]]
* AssholeVictim: This novel takes this a step further with a group of {{Ungrateful Bastard}}s who completely abandon the heroine after she's physically scarred saving everyone. [[spoiler:She then strikes a deal with Death to help kill everyone in exchange for getting her looks back.]]
* BirthDeathJuxtaposition: DoubleSubversion. [[spoiler: Gunter Nonhoff dies just minutes before his wife starts to have the baby. Just when Death is about claim both of them, Sherry [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold grows a heart]] and leaves her room, sparing Cabernet and allowing her to have the baby.]]
* BuryYourGays: After everything Chardonnay went through growing up, she ends up dying anyway.
* DeadpanSnarker: Gunter Nonhoff.
* DeathByIrony: [[spoiler: Rose]] had an eating disorder and always longed to be thinner than she already was. Let's just say she got her wish.
* FinalGirl: Cabernet.
* HalfTheManHeUsedToBe: Gunter Nonhoff.
* ParentalIncest: Turns out one of the models is the offspring of a man who repeatedly raped his daughter. And that was the least of his sins.
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler: Sherry decides to spare Cabernet's life after realizing she's not a JerkAss after all. Cue [[LookBothWays incoming bus]] ''driven by Death himself'' one year later.]]
* SuperDrowningSkills: Chardonnay, boiled to death in a hot tub.
* TemptingFate: Oh, [[spoiler:Brut...]]
* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: The father of one of the main characters was based on [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronald_Gene_Simmons Ronald Simmons]].
* VillainProtagonist: Sherry.

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