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* BigBad: Tall Jake

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* BigBad: Tall JakeJake. [[spoiler:Havoc introduces the Illustrator.]]



* StatuesqueStunner: Tatyana, at least according to Colm; the only time we get to see her [[spoiler:(in a human body, at least)]], she's getting her life force/time sucked out of her by a Chitter. And since this particular episode happens in the comic, we get to see it. And it isn't pretty.

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* StatuesqueStunner: Tatyana, at least according to Colm; the only time we get to see her [[spoiler:(in a human body, at least)]], she's getting her life force/time sucked out of her by a Chitter. And since this particular episode happens in the comic, we get to see it. And it isn't pretty.pretty.
* TomatoInTheMirror: The main group are trying to locate [[TheResistance Havoc]] for help. [[spoiler:Kady turns out to have been the leader.]]


* CoolTrain: armored gothic nightmares run by masked conductors, that can take you anywhere in Malice or back to the real world, with a suitable ticket. They're not actually that exceptional in Malice itself, but they certainly look cool.
* ClockPunk / {{Steampunk}} / DieselPunk: Heavily present in the world of Malice (More ClockPunk than the others though)

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* CoolTrain: armored Armored gothic nightmares run by masked conductors, that which can take you anywhere in Malice or back to the real world, with a suitable ticket. They're not actually that exceptional in Malice itself, but they certainly look cool.
* ClockPunk / {{Steampunk}} / DieselPunk: ClockPunk[=/=]{{Steampunk}}[=/=]DieselPunk: Heavily present in the world of Malice (More (more ClockPunk than the others though) others, though).



* PaintingTheMedium: Tall Jake's voice is described as sounding like rusty metal and being just ''wrong''. The comics use a different, more jagged text for his speech bubbles, and when a character hears him talk in the 'real world,' the same text style is used. The books themselves also do wierd things sometimes, like having entirely blank or black pages to draw emphasis to a particular moment.
* SacrificialLamb: Luke is killed almost imediately after entering Malice, and provides the first real clue to Seth that it is real. [[spoiler: Later on Colm gets killed by the gorilla automaton in the Menagerie.]]

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* PaintingTheMedium: Tall Jake's voice is described as sounding like rusty metal and being just ''wrong''. The comics use a different, more jagged text for his speech bubbles, and when a character hears him talk in the 'real world,' the same text style is used. The books themselves also do wierd weird things sometimes, like having entirely blank or black pages to draw emphasis to a particular moment.
* SacrificialLamb: Luke is killed almost imediately immediately after entering Malice, and provides the first real clue to Seth that it is real. [[spoiler: Later on Colm gets killed by the gorilla automaton in the Menagerie.]]


* CoolTrain: armored gothic nightmares run by masked conductors, that can take you anywhere in Malice or back to the real world, with a suitable ticket. They're not actually that exceptional in Malice itself, but they certainly look cool.



* [[spoiler:DidNotGetTheGirl]]

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* [[spoiler:DidNotGetTheGirl]][[spoiler:DidNotGetTheGirl: Not that they didn't like each other, but Seth doesn't want to leave Malice, while Kady very much wants to go home.]]


* AdultFear: Any child, at any time, could enter [[DeathWorld Malice.]]

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* AdultFear: Any child, at any time, could enter simply vanish without warning due to Tall Jake. Those that come back can't remember what happened to them, but tend to suffer horrible nightmares. [[DeathWorld Malice.]] And most don't come back]]



* CatsAreMean: Subverted. Especially in the case of [[spoiler:Tatyana, the sabertoothed tiger automaton]].

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* CatsAreMean: Subverted. Especially in the case of At worst they're disdainful and haughty but still helpful. And [[spoiler:Tatyana, the sabertoothed tiger automaton]].automaton]] is a helpful member of the party .



* HumanoidAbomination: Tall Jake and the Lack both qualify, for different reasons.



* PaintingTheMedium: Tall Jake's voice is described as sounding like rusty metal and being just ''wrong''. The comics use a different, more jagged text for his speech bubbles, and when a character hears him talk in the 'real world,' the same text style is used.
* SacrificialLamb: [[spoiler:Colm, who gets killed by the gorilla automaton in the Menagerie.]]

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* MediumAwareness: The Lack knows the true nature of Malice, and can sense when events are shown in the comic. Tall Jake also directly addresses the comic's readers at times, and even [[TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou talks to you directly in the stinger of the first book]]
* PaintingTheMedium: Tall Jake's voice is described as sounding like rusty metal and being just ''wrong''. The comics use a different, more jagged text for his speech bubbles, and when a character hears him talk in the 'real world,' the same text style is used.
used. The books themselves also do wierd things sometimes, like having entirely blank or black pages to draw emphasis to a particular moment.
* SacrificialLamb: [[spoiler:Colm, who Luke is killed almost imediately after entering Malice, and provides the first real clue to Seth that it is real. [[spoiler: Later on Colm gets killed by the gorilla automaton in the Menagerie.]]

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* AdultFear: Any child, at any time, could enter [[DeathWorld Malice.]]


* ParanoiaFuel: Anyone could have been through Malice at some time. ''Anyone''. Even ''you''.

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* ClockPunk / {{Steampunk}} / DieselPunk: Heavily present in the world of Malice (More ClockPunk than the others though)


* StatuesqueStunner: Tatyana, at least according to Colm; the only time we get to see her [[spoiler:(in a human body, at least)]], she's getting her life force/time sucked out of her by a Chitter. And since this particular episode happens in the comic, we get to see it. [[HighOctaneNightmareFuel And it isn't pretty.]]

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* StatuesqueStunner: Tatyana, at least according to Colm; the only time we get to see her [[spoiler:(in a human body, at least)]], she's getting her life force/time sucked out of her by a Chitter. And since this particular episode happens in the comic, we get to see it. [[HighOctaneNightmareFuel And it isn't pretty.]]


''Malice'' and its sequel, ''Havoc'', are an odd combination of literature and graphic novel, composed primarily of text but including narrative in comic form when the in-universe comic focuses on the main characters. It is written by British author Chris Wooding, who continues his trademark style of fashioning HighOctaneNightmareFuel [[DeathWorld Death Worlds]] where AnyoneCanDie.

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''Malice'' and its sequel, ''Havoc'', are an odd combination of literature and graphic novel, composed primarily of text but including narrative in comic form when the in-universe comic focuses on the main characters. It is written by British author Chris Wooding, who continues his trademark style of fashioning HighOctaneNightmareFuel [[DeathWorld Death Worlds]] where AnyoneCanDie.



* HighOctaneNightmareFuel: Oh, where to start? There's Tall Jake, who is basically...[[DefiedTrope I'm not saying]] [[CandleJack his name]], the [[TheFaceless faceless]] Conductor, the Chitters (which suck the time out of people, causing them to age rapidly), and the gnawls. Also, [[spoiler:Luke's death]], which is technically shown, but [[NothingIsScarier obscured by darkness]].


* PaintingTheFourthWall: Tall Jake's voice is described as sounding like rusty metal and being just ''wrong''. The comics use a different, more jagged text for his speech bubbles, and when a character hears him talk in the 'real world,' the same text style is used.

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* PaintingTheFourthWall: PaintingTheMedium: Tall Jake's voice is described as sounding like rusty metal and being just ''wrong''. The comics use a different, more jagged text for his speech bubbles, and when a character hears him talk in the 'real world,' the same text style is used.

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* [[spoiler:DidNotGetTheGirl]]


* DeadpanSnarker: Justin certainly counts. Even in Havoc when he's [[spoiler:slowly dying as he gets turned to stone]] he manages to make a few smart comments]]

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* DeadpanSnarker: Justin certainly counts. Even in Havoc when he's [[spoiler:slowly dying as he gets turned to stone]] he manages to make a few smart comments]]comments.

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* DeadpanSnarker: Justin certainly counts. Even in Havoc when he's [[spoiler:slowly dying as he gets turned to stone]] he manages to make a few smart comments]]


* [[BigBad Big Bad]]: Tall Jake

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* [[BigBad Big Bad]]: BigBad: Tall Jake


* Big Bad: Tall Jake

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* [[BigBad Big Bad: Bad]]: Tall Jake

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