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* GentleGiant: Mondamay is a large alien robot with the power to obliterate entire planets, but finds himself left behind by his creators due massive system malfunctions. He becomes a potter and lives a peaceful life until reactivated by an assassin and ordered to kill a friend.

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* GentleGiant: Mondamay is a large alien robot with the power to obliterate entire planets, but finds himself left behind by his creators due to massive system malfunctions. He becomes a potter and lives a peaceful life until reactivated by an assassin and ordered to kill a friend.


* GentleGiant: Mondamay is a large alien robot with the power to obliterate entire planets, but finds himself left behind by his creators due to a malfunction. He becomes a potter and lives a peaceful life until reactivated by an assassin and ordered to kill a friend.

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* GentleGiant: Mondamay is a large alien robot with the power to obliterate entire planets, but finds himself left behind by his creators due to a malfunction.massive system malfunctions. He becomes a potter and lives a peaceful life until reactivated by an assassin and ordered to kill a friend.


* UsefulNotes/TheCrusades: Randy meets a crusader who lost his way and somehow found The Road. Now he works in a gas station, sometimes asking travelers for news on the wars.


* Main/ActionGirl: Strong female characters, both physically and in personality, feature in the alternative chapters.

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* Main/ActionGirl: ActionGirl: Strong female characters, both physically and in personality, feature in the alternative chapters.



** Leila, an old friend of Red's with semi-dependable [[Main/PsychicPowers precognition]], joins Red's son Randy in chasing Red down. She's quite tall and solid, described as carrying her purse like a football. She hopes to save Red's life, but isn't above placing bets against him is there's profit to be made!

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** Leila, an old friend of Red's with semi-dependable [[Main/PsychicPowers [[PsychicPowers precognition]], joins Red's son Randy in chasing Red down. She's quite tall and solid, described as carrying her purse like a football. She hopes to save Red's life, but isn't above placing bets against him is there's profit to be made!



* Main/AncientAstronauts: One of the characters is Mondamay, the world killer (retired) from a distant offshoot of Earth where an alien race deposited him. He is enlisted as an assassin against his will.
* Main/ArtificialIntelligence: Two of the characters in the story are computers in the form of books: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Les_Fleurs_du_mal Flowers of Evil]] accompanies Red in the ''One'' chapters while his son Randy discovers and is assisted by [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leaves_of_Grass Leaves of Grass]] in the ''Two'' chapters. Both assist in navigating The Road.

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* Main/AncientAstronauts: AncientAstronauts: One of the characters is Mondamay, the world killer (retired) from a distant offshoot of Earth where an alien race deposited him. He is enlisted as an assassin against his will.
* Main/ArtificialIntelligence: ArtificialIntelligence: Two of the characters in the story are computers in the form of books: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Les_Fleurs_du_mal Flowers of Evil]] accompanies Red in the ''One'' chapters while his son Randy discovers and is assisted by [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leaves_of_Grass Leaves of Grass]] in the ''Two'' chapters. Both assist in navigating The Road.



* Main/EverybodySmokes: Cigars, by preference.
* Main/EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs: The Creator/MarquisDeSade uses a Tyrannosaurus Rex to quit his teaching job in Writing in the far-distant future and finds himself fighting an amorous dragon with mystic powers. Main/ItMakesSenseInContext.

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* Main/EverybodySmokes: EverybodySmokes: Cigars, by preference.
* Main/EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs: EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs: The Creator/MarquisDeSade uses a Tyrannosaurus Rex to quit his teaching job in Writing in the far-distant future and finds himself fighting an amorous dragon with mystic powers. Main/ItMakesSenseInContext.ItMakesSenseInContext.


* HistoricalDomainCharacter: The other travelers on the road include Creator/AmbroseBierce, the Creator/MarquisDeSade, and a small German man named Adolph who's said to be searching without success for a timeline where his cause was victorious.

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* HistoricalDomainCharacter: The other Other travelers on the road include Creator/AmbroseBierce, the Creator/MarquisDeSade, and a small German man named Adolph who's said to be searching without success for a timeline where his cause was victorious.


* Main/AncientAstronauts: One of the characters is Mondamay, the world killer (retired) from a distant offshoot of Earth where an alien race deposited. He is enlisted as an assassin against his will.

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* Main/AncientAstronauts: One of the characters is Mondamay, the world killer (retired) from a distant offshoot of Earth where an alien race deposited.deposited him. He is enlisted as an assassin against his will.

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* Main/EverybodySmokes: Cigars, by preference.


** Leila, an old friend of Red's with semi-dependable [[Main/PsychicPowers clairvoyance]], joins Red's son Randy in chasing Red down. She's quite tall and solid, described as carrying her purse like a football. She hopes to save Red's life, but isn't above placing bets against him is there's profit to be made!

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** Leila, an old friend of Red's with semi-dependable [[Main/PsychicPowers clairvoyance]], precognition]], joins Red's son Randy in chasing Red down. She's quite tall and solid, described as carrying her purse like a football. She hopes to save Red's life, but isn't above placing bets against him is there's profit to be made!


* BerserkButton: Leaves enjoys songs about drinking and fornicating. '''Don't''' tease her about it unless you plan on walking back to Present Day Earth.



* Main/NoAccountingForTaste: Leaves enjoys songs about drinking and fornicating. '''Don't''' tease her about it unless you plan on [[Main/BerserkButton walking back]] to the Twenty-First century.

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* Main/NoAccountingForTaste: Leaves enjoys songs about drinking and fornicating. '''Don't''' tease her about it unless you plan on [[Main/BerserkButton walking back]] to the Twenty-First century.


''Roadmarks'' is an SF novel published in 1979 by Creator/RogerZelazny.

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''Roadmarks'' is an SF a Science Fantasy novel published in 1979 by Creator/RogerZelazny.


* HaveWeMetYet: Played with; on several occasions, people reminisce about a previous meeting with Red then add that they're not sure if it's happened to him yet, because he looked older then. [[spoiler:It turns out that he's growing younger instead of older as time goes on.]]

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* HaveWeMetYet: Played with; on several occasions, people reminisce about a previous meeting with Red then add that they're not sure if it's happened to him yet, because he looked older then. [[spoiler:It turns out that he's growing younger instead of older as time goes on.]]See MerlinSickness below.

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* Main/EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs: The Creator/MarquisDeSade uses a Tyrannosaurus Rex to quit his teaching job in Writing in the far-distant future and finds himself fighting an amorous dragon with mystic powers. Main/ItMakesSenseInContext.


The novel alternates chapters (labeled either One or Two) that tell the story of Red Dorakeen's search for his past with vignettes involving a variety of places and characters along the road, all of which eventually feed in to the resolution of the main plot.

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The novel alternates chapters (labeled either One ''One'' or Two) ''Two'') that tell the story of Red Dorakeen's search for his past with vignettes involving a variety of places and characters along the road, all of which eventually feed in to the resolution of the main plot.

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* Main/ArtificialIntelligence: Two of the characters in the story are computers in the form of books: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Les_Fleurs_du_mal Flowers of Evil]] accompanies Red in the ''One'' chapters while his son Randy discovers and is assisted by [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leaves_of_Grass Leaves of Grass]] in the ''Two'' chapters. Both assist in navigating The Road.

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