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* {{Afterlife Antechamber}}: the Halfway House, with implications that it is one of many
* [[spoiler: {{Back from the Dead}}: Beatrice]]
* {{Celestial Bureaucracy}}: implied by Don about the dullahan
* {{Combo Platter Powers}}: Algernon's full title is God of Spring, Rebirth, Renewal and Ten-Pin Bowling. Another character is mentioned in passing as being God of Gates, Fences, Trespassing and Public Wi-Fi, which seems a sensible addition, but even the God of Death isn't immune, being officially the God of Death, Taxes and [[spoiler: Ceiling Fans]].
* {{Curiosity Killed the Cast}}: how many people are tricked into getting on the bus
* {{Deceased Parents are the Best}}: no character is mentioned to have parents and the reason for some of these is death
* {{Deus Ex Machina}}: played with, as the end game begins when the God of Coincidence arrives and all the disparate factions of the novel are united
* {{Disposing of a Body}}: Garfield eats them, Algernon removes the soul
* {{Divine Intervention}}: inverted; the gods don’t really care much for humanity and don’t want to be discovered or worshipped
* FireIceLightning: Maryanne vanishes in fire, Felicity vanishes in electricity … the third witch is an Ice Queen
* GreasySpoon

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* {{Afterlife Antechamber}}: AfterlifeAntechamber: There is the Halfway House, with implications that it is one of many
many.
* [[spoiler: {{Back from the Dead}}: Beatrice]]
BackFromTheDead: This is what happens to [[spoiler:Beatrice.]]
* {{Celestial Bureaucracy}}: CelestialBureaucracy: implied by Don about the dullahan
* {{Combo Platter Powers}}: ComboPlatterPowers: Algernon's full title is God of Spring, Rebirth, Renewal and Ten-Pin Bowling. Another character is mentioned in passing as being God of Gates, Fences, Trespassing and Public Wi-Fi, which seems a sensible addition, but even the God of Death isn't immune, being officially the God of Death, Taxes and [[spoiler: Ceiling Fans]].
* {{Curiosity Killed the Cast}}: how CuriosityKilledTheCast: How many people are tricked into getting on the bus
* {{Deceased Parents are the Best}}: no DeceasedParentsAreTheBest: No character is mentioned to have parents and the reason for some of these is death
death.
* {{Deus Ex Machina}}: played DeusExMachina: Played with, as the end game begins when the God of Coincidence arrives and all the disparate factions of the novel are united
united.
* {{Disposing of a Body}}: DisposingOfABody: Garfield eats them, Algernon removes the soul
soul.
* {{Divine Intervention}}: inverted; DivineIntervention: Inverted; the gods don’t really care much for humanity and don’t want to be discovered or worshipped
worshipped.
* FireIceLightning: Maryanne vanishes in fire, Felicity vanishes in electricity … the third witch [[spoiler:Freya]] is an Ice Queen
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Queen.
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GreasySpoon



* {{Ice Queen}}: [[spoiler: Freya]]

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* {{Ice Queen}}: IceQueen: [[spoiler: Freya]]Freya]] fits this trope once she shows up.



* {{Odd Job Gods}}: all the gods seen have huge remits in their portfolio (Spring, Plague, Sleep) but due to human modernisation, they have had to adopt other things alongside (Ten Pin Bowling, Post Offices, Reality TV Contestants)
* {{The Old Gods}}: implication of a difference between “gods” and “Gods”
* {{Physical God}}: the gods actually exist in human form
* PropheciesRhymeAllTheTime

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* {{Odd Job Gods}}: all OddJobGods: All the gods seen have huge remits in their portfolio (Spring, Plague, Sleep) but due to human modernisation, they have had to adopt other things alongside (Ten Pin Bowling, Post Offices, Reality TV Contestants)
* {{The Old Gods}}: TheOldGods: The implication of a difference between “gods” and “Gods”
* {{Physical God}}: the PhysicalGod: The gods actually exist in human form
form.
* PropheciesRhymeAllTheTimePropheciesRhymeAllTheTime:



* TheThreeCertaintiesInLife: Death, taxes and [[spoiler: ceiling fans]]

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* TheThreeCertaintiesInLife: Death, taxes and [[spoiler: ceiling fans]]fans]]
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* PropheciesRhymeAllTheTime
-->A man with innocent blood on his hands,\\
A magically gifted mortal,\\
A stranger from up in the heavens above,\\
And a witch shall open the portal.


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[[caption-width-right:350:The bus is coming...]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:The [[caption-width-right:300:The bus is coming...]]]]


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* HistoricalDomainCharacter: Nicolas Flamel and Lord Lucan. Although neither of them appear in person, the former plays a pivotal role, and the latter's fate is explained in a ThrowawayGag.

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* HistoricalDomainCharacter: Nicolas Flamel and Lord Lucan. Although neither of them appear in person, the former plays a pivotal role, and the latter's fate is explained in a ThrowawayGag.throwaway joke.


* HistoricalDomainCharacter: Nicolas Flamel and Lord Lucan. Although neither of them appear in person, the former plays a pivotal role, and the latter's fate is explained in a ThrowawayJoke.

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* HistoricalDomainCharacter: Nicolas Flamel and Lord Lucan. Although neither of them appear in person, the former plays a pivotal role, and the latter's fate is explained in a ThrowawayJoke.ThrowawayGag.

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* HistoricalDomainCharacter: Nicolas Flamel and Lord Lucan. Although neither of them appear in person, the former plays a pivotal role, and the latter's fate is explained in a ThrowawayJoke.


** {{Harry Potter}} also gets implied when discussing [[spoiler: Nicolas Flamel]]

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** {{Harry Potter}} Franchise/HarryPotter also gets implied when discussing [[spoiler: Nicolas Flamel]]


''The Atomic Blood-Stained Bus'' is the debut novel of Michael J Ritchie, published in 2014.

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''The Atomic Blood-Stained Bus'' is the debut novel of Michael J Ritchie, Creator/MichaelJRitchie, published in 2014.

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[[caption-width-right:350:The bus is coming...]]

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* {{Deus Ex Machina}}: played with, as the end game begins when the God of Coincidence arrives and all the disparate factions of the novel are united

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* GreasySpoon


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* ObsessiveCompulsiveBarkeeping: The barman of The Halfway House spends most of his time cleaning glasses


* TheseusShipParadox: discussed briefly at the novel’s opening, regarding the titular bus

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* TheseusShipParadox: discussed briefly at the novel’s opening, regarding the titular busbus
* TheThreeCertaintiesInLife: Death, taxes and [[spoiler: ceiling fans]]


* {{Combo Platter Powers}}: Garfield's full title is God of Spring, Rebirth, Renewal and Ten-Pin Bowling. Another character is mentioned in passing as being God of Gates, Fences, Trespassing and Public Wi-Fi, which seems a sensible addition, but even the God of Death isn't immune, being officially the God of Death, Taxes and [[spoiler: Ceiling Fans]].

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* {{Combo Platter Powers}}: Garfield's Algernon's full title is God of Spring, Rebirth, Renewal and Ten-Pin Bowling. Another character is mentioned in passing as being God of Gates, Fences, Trespassing and Public Wi-Fi, which seems a sensible addition, but even the God of Death isn't immune, being officially the God of Death, Taxes and [[spoiler: Ceiling Fans]].

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* {{R Rated Opening}}: the first chapter features a character attempting to commit rape, and a gory cannibal scene; the rest of the book is actually somewhat lighter with gore occurring intermittently rather than as a constant


** To ''WesternAnimation/BedknobsAndBroomsticks'' of all things; in both stories Portobello Road is the source of magical literature

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** To ''WesternAnimation/BedknobsAndBroomsticks'' ''Film/BedknobsAndBroomsticks'' of all things; in both stories Portobello Road is the source of magical literature



* TheseusShipParadox: discussed briefly at the novel’s opening, regarding the titular bus

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* TheseusShipParadox: discussed briefly at the novel’s opening, regarding the titular bus

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