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** And Hunter. [[CaptainObvious Guess what she does for a living.]]

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** And Hunter. [[CaptainObvious Guess what she does for a living.]]


* TerrifyingPetStoreRat: Gaiman wanted The Beast Of London to be a wild boar but the people who were sent to to the boar farms said they were too friendly and they ended up using a Highland cow.

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* TerrifyingPetStoreRat: Gaiman wanted The Beast Of London to be a wild boar but the people who were sent to to the boar farms said they were too friendly and they ended up using a Highland cow.

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* BigDamnHeroes: The Marquis showing up just in time to prevent Lamia from killing Richard and force her to give back the life force she stole from him.

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* ImColdSoCold: While he never says the trope, the Marquis de Carabas describes death as "very dark, and very cold".


* TerrifyingPetStoreRat: Gaiman wanted The Beast Of London to be a wild boar but the people who were sent to to the boar farms said they were too friendly and they ended up using

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* TerrifyingPetStoreRat: Gaiman wanted The Beast Of London to be a wild boar but the people who were sent to to the boar farms said they were too friendly and they ended up usingusing a Highland cow.

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* TerrifyingPetStoreRat: Gaiman wanted The Beast Of London to be a wild boar but the people who were sent to to the boar farms said they were too friendly and they ended up using


A movie version has been in development hell for a while now.

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A movie version has been in development hell DevelopmentHell for a while now.


* AmazingTechnicolorPopulation: For no real reason, the comics show Anaesthesia (an otherwise normal human, mind you) as being ''blue''. An otherwise normal human ''who was born in London Above''. In that same comic, the Marquis, described as having very dark skin, has solid, pitch black skin. Like [[TheLeagueOfGentlemen Papa Lazarou]].

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* AmazingTechnicolorPopulation: For no real reason, the comics show Anaesthesia (an otherwise normal human, mind you) as being ''blue''. An otherwise normal human ''who was born in London Above''. In that same comic, the Marquis, described as having very dark skin, has solid, pitch black skin. Like [[TheLeagueOfGentlemen [[Series/TheLeagueOfGentlemen Papa Lazarou]].


* Fiction500: Arnold Stockton, Jessica's employer, owns a multimedia empire and pays to have the Angelus restored for his own enjoyment.



* FridgeLogic: In-universe - Door wonders, in a dream, ''who'' put away her father's journal after he was killed, but forgets this by the time she wakes. The answer turns out to be significant.

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* FridgeLogic: [[invoked]]FridgeLogic: In-universe - Door wonders, in a dream, ''who'' put away her father's journal after he was killed, but forgets this by the time she wakes. The answer turns out to be significant.


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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Mr. Stockton is a somewhat less abrasive version of Rupert Murdock.


* FacialMarkings: In the comic adaptation, Door's family all have keyhole-shaped marks over their right eye.



* FantasyKeepsake: Used twice in different ways: during the Trial, Richard is able to rebuff the illusion that he's mad and homeless by finding a quartz bead from Anesthesia's necklace. Later, Richard keeps the knife given to him by Hunter after returning to London Above, although since it's just a knife, it doesn't entirely reassure him as to its reality.

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* FantasyKeepsake: Used twice in different ways: during the Trial, Richard is able to rebuff the illusion that he's mad and homeless by finding a quartz bead from Anesthesia's necklace. Later, Richard keeps the knife given to him by Hunter after returning to London Above, although since it's just a knife, it doesn't entirely reassure him as to its reality. He also finds the feather given to him by Old Bailey, which again, isn't much proof.


* CoolKey: The key kept by the Black Friars is a subversion: as the "key to all reality", in the hands of an Opener it can make them an outright RealityWarper. Yet it looks so mundane that [[spoiler: Croup and Vandemar mistake it for an ordinary house key when Richard offers it to them, and assume he's bluffing]].

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* CoolKey: The key kept by the Black Friars is a subversion: Friars: as the "key to all reality", in the hands of an Opener it can make them an outright RealityWarper. Yet it looks so mundane that [[spoiler: Croup and Vandemar mistake it for It's never described in the text aside from being silver, but is shown in the comic as an ordinary house key when Richard offers it to them, and assume he's bluffing]].elaborate SkeletonKey.


* DeathEqualsRedemption: [[spoiler:Hunter betrays Door to get the spear so she can face the Beast of London. After being mortally wounded in the confrontation, she helps Richard to defeat it, saying this is the recompense for her betrayal.]]



* RaceLift: A peculiar variant occurs in the comic with the Marquis de Carabas. Unlike every other version of the story, where he's black in the conventional sense, the comic portrays him as having absolutely black skin, but otherwise has European features.



* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler:Hunter.]]


* AmbiguousGender: Islington, being an [[OurAngelsAreDifferent angel]], has no biological sex.


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* OtherworldlyAndSexuallyAmbiguous: Islington, being an [[OurAngelsAreDifferent angel]], has no biological sex, and is consistently referred to as "it".


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%%* BadDreams* BadDreams: Richard has recurring dreams of the Beast of London, presaging his confrontation with it at the end.



* BazaarOfTheBizarre: The Floating Market is a major, if transient, hub in London Below, where almost anything can be traded for almost anything else: information for a handkerchief, an iron rose for a bag of cheese, a choice corpse for three quarters of a bottle of Chanel N°5, a Hand of Glory ("Guaranteed to work") for some junk and [[OurVampiresAreDifferent a somewhat alive guide]] for... unspecified Liquid Assets, among many others. There's also some great curry.

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* BazaarOfTheBizarre: The Floating Market is a major, if transient, hub in London Below, where almost anything can be traded for almost anything else: information for a handkerchief, an iron rose for a bag of cheese, a choice corpse for three quarters of a bottle of Chanel N°5, a Hand of Glory ("Guaranteed to work") for some junk and [[OurVampiresAreDifferent a somewhat alive guide]] for... unspecified Liquid Assets, LiquidAssets, among many others. There's also some great curry.



* FantasyKeepsake: Used twice in different ways: during the Trial, Richard is able to rebuff the illusion that he's mad and homeless by finding the bracelet given to him by Anesthesia earlier. Later, Richard keeps the knife given to him by Hunter after returning to London Above, although since it's just a knife, it doesn't entirely reassure him as to its reality.

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* FantasyKeepsake: Used twice in different ways: during the Trial, Richard is able to rebuff the illusion that he's mad and homeless by finding the bracelet given to him by Anesthesia earlier.a quartz bead from Anesthesia's necklace. Later, Richard keeps the knife given to him by Hunter after returning to London Above, although since it's just a knife, it doesn't entirely reassure him as to its reality.


* CoolKey: The key kept by the Black Friars.

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* CoolKey: The key kept by the Black Friars.Friars is a subversion: as the "key to all reality", in the hands of an Opener it can make them an outright RealityWarper. Yet it looks so mundane that [[spoiler: Croup and Vandemar mistake it for an ordinary house key when Richard offers it to them, and assume he's bluffing]].


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* KnowWhenToFoldEm: Mr. Vandemar gives up after seeing [[spoiler: Mr. Croup get sucked into the portal to hell]], and consigns himself to the same fate.


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* StealthPun: The Radio 4 production signifies the "Black Friars" by having them all played by actors of African descent.

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