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* KillEmAll: Regarding all the named cast. In [=OM1=], [[spoiler:Sister Mary is murdered]] ("Suite Sister Mary") In [=OM2=], [[spoiler:Dr. X is killed by Nikki]], ("The Chase") and [[spoiler:Nikki commits suicide]] ("Fear City Slide").

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* KillEmAll: Regarding all the named cast. In [=OM1=], [[spoiler:Sister Mary is murdered]] ("Suite Sister Mary") In Mary"); in [=OM2=], [[spoiler:Dr. X is killed by Nikki]], ("The Chase") and [[spoiler:Nikki commits suicide]] ("Fear City Slide"). To take it a step farther, the priest in [=OM1=], an important though unnamed supporting character, is also killed by Nikki.



* ManipulativeBastard: Dr. X.

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* ManipulativeBastard: Dr. X.X, who uses MoreThanMindControl on his minions.

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* LongestSongGoesLast: ''Operation: Mindcrime II'' closes with "All The Promises" (5:10).


A RockOpera by {{progressive metal}} band Music/{{Queensryche}}, released in 1988, focusing on a drug-addicted street kid who, brainwashed by a charismatic demagogue, becomes the assassin for an underground revolutionary movement. The sequel, released in 2006, continues to follow this kid as he attempts to deal with the demons that have been haunting him.

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A RockOpera by {{progressive metal}} band Music/{{Queensryche}}, released in 1988, focusing on a drug-addicted street kid who, brainwashed by a charismatic demagogue, becomes the assassin for an underground revolutionary movement. The sequel, released in 2006, continues to follow this kid him as he attempts to deal with the demons that have been haunting him.


A RockOpera by progressive metal band Music/{{Queensryche}}, released in 1988, focusing on a drug-addicted street kid who, brainwashed by a charismatic demagogue, becomes the assassin for an underground revolutionary movement. The sequel, released in 2006, continues to follow this kid as he attempts to deal with the demons that have been haunting him.

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A RockOpera by progressive metal {{progressive metal}} band Music/{{Queensryche}}, released in 1988, focusing on a drug-addicted street kid who, brainwashed by a charismatic demagogue, becomes the assassin for an underground revolutionary movement. The sequel, released in 2006, continues to follow this kid as he attempts to deal with the demons that have been haunting him.


* CallBack: The precursor of [=OM1=], ''Rage for Order'' ended with the song ''I Will Remember''. [=OM1=] begins with ''I Remember Now''.

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* CallBack: The precursor of [=OM1=], ''Rage for Order'' ended with the song ''I "I Will Remember''. Remember". [=OM1=] begins with ''I "I Remember Now''.Now".



* LastNoteNightmare: "Eyes of a Stranger" on [=OM1=] ends with a one-two punch: a heavily distorted, demonic voice screaming '''''REVOLUTION!!!!!!!!''''' and a reprise of "I Remember Now".

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* LastNoteNightmare: "Eyes of a Stranger" on [=OM1=] ends with a one-two punch: a heavily distorted, demonic voice screaming '''''REVOLUTION!!!!!!!!''''' '''''REVOLUTION!''''' and a reprise of "I Remember Now".


'''Operation Mindcrime I'''

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'''Operation Mindcrime I'''
!!'''Operation: Mindcrime'''



'''Operation Mindcrime II'''

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'''Operation !!'''Operation: Mindcrime II'''


[[caption-width-right:350: ''Operation Mindcrime I'']]

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[[caption-width-right:350: ''Operation Mindcrime I'']]
''Operation: Mindcrime'']]



[[caption-width-right:350: ''Operation Mindcrime II'']]

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[[caption-width-right:350: ''Operation ''Operation: Mindcrime II'']]



The story explores such topics as governmental and religious hypocrisy, love and sex (and the differences between them), and personal responsibility for one's own actions and one's lot in life. All of this is placed in a believable, NextSundayAD-esque world which is very overtly modeled on the socio-political climate of each album's time.

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The story explores such topics as governmental and religious hypocrisy, love and sex (and the differences between them), and personal responsibility for one's own actions and one's lot in life. All of this is placed in a believable, NextSundayAD-esque world which is very overtly modeled on the socio-political sociopolitical climate of each album's time.



'''Note:''' ''Operation: mindcrime'' is deliberately sparse on details of Mary's death, especially pertaining to the identity of her killer. The video compilation ''Video: mindcrime'' included several possible interpretations; and a Queensrÿche concert show from the late 90s provided further extrapolation, while a 2004 concert show [[http://www.apollowebworks.com/russell/mindcrimefaq.html#whokilled explained it outright]]; however, for purposes of this page, only the original album is being considered canon.

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'''Note:''' ''Operation: mindcrime'' Mindcrime'' is deliberately sparse on details of Mary's death, especially pertaining to the identity of her killer. The video compilation ''Video: mindcrime'' Mindcrime'' included several possible interpretations; and a Queensrÿche concert show from the late 90s provided further extrapolation, while a 2004 concert show [[http://www.apollowebworks.com/russell/mindcrimefaq.html#whokilled explained it outright]]; however, for purposes of this page, only the original album is being considered canon.


!!Tropes of a Stranger:

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!!Tropes !'''''Tropes of a Stranger:
Stranger''''':



* DownerEnding: At the end of [=OM1=], Nikki pretty much loses his mind and has to live in the horrible memories of his past day after day. The end of [=OM2=] ''could'' be considered [[BittersweetEnding bittersweet]] since [[spoiler: Nikki and Mary meet in the afterlife]].

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* DownerEnding: At the end of [=OM1=], Nikki pretty much loses his mind and has to live in the horrible memories of his past day after day. The end of [=OM2=] ''could'' be considered [[BittersweetEnding bittersweet]] {{bittersweet|ending}} since [[spoiler: Nikki and Mary meet in the afterlife]].



* GriefSong: "I Don't Believe In Love". See HeroicBSOD right below.

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* GriefSong: "I Don't Believe In in Love". See HeroicBSOD right below.



* OminousLatinChanting: Used in [=OM1=] in "Suite Sister Mary." It also includes some BilingualBonus. [[spoiler: Voiceless Latin chanting is also used when Nikki begins to break down in [=OM2=].]]

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* OminousLatinChanting: Used in [=OM1=] in "Suite Sister Mary." Mary". It also includes some BilingualBonus. [[spoiler: Voiceless Latin chanting is also used when Nikki begins to break down in [=OM2=].]]



* ProtestSong: "Revolution Calling, "Speak", and "Spreading the Disease".

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* ProtestSong: "Revolution Calling, Calling", "Speak", and "Spreading the Disease".



-> ''[[{{BookEnds}} I remember now...]]''

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-> ''[[{{BookEnds}} ''[[BookEnds I remember now...]]''


* HeroicBSOD: Mary's death causes Nikki to almost completely shut down.

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* GriefSong: "I Don't Believe In Love". See HeroicBSOD right below.
* HeroicBSOD: Mary's death causes Nikki to almost completely shut down.down, as it would be later detailed in "I Don't Believe in Love".


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* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: A street beggar living in a CrapsackWorld, wrongly accused of the murder of his girlfriend, and then wanting to confront the evil goverment head-on? Yeah, this is a ''very'' cynical work.

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* FromBadToWorse: Basically the whole story.

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* ProtestSong: "Revolution Calling, "Speak", and "Spreading the Disease".

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* DarkMessiah: Nikki recognizes himself as this in ''Speak''

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* CallBack: The precursor of [=OM1=], ''Rage for Order'' ended with the song ''I Will Remember''. [=OM1=] begins with ''I Remember Now''.

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* GenderBlenderName: Nikki.


* AuthorTract: The lyrics are pretty explicit about identifying what the band sees as political problems, but this will fall into SomeAnvilsNeedToDropped for listeners who are inclined to agree.

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* AuthorTract: The lyrics are pretty explicit about identifying what the band sees as political problems, problems (particularly income inequality, religious hypocrisy, and political corruption), but this will fall into SomeAnvilsNeedToDropped SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped for listeners who are inclined to agree.



* BookEnds: "I remember now" and "Eyes of a Stranger" both end with the phrase "I remember now".

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* BookEnds: "I remember now" Remember Now" and "Eyes of a Stranger" both end with the phrase "I remember now".



* HowWeGotHere: [=OM1=] is told in flashback form; we first meet Nikki in hospital as a [[CoincidentalBroadcast background news broadcast]] fills us in on backstory; then, after Nikki's little monologue ("I remember now... I remember how it started..."), the instrumental "Anarchy-X" marks the transition into the flashback proper. (Similarly, the later instrumental "Waiting For 22" marks the transition ''out'' of the flashback.)

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* HowWeGotHere: [=OM1=] is told in flashback form; we first meet Nikki in hospital as a [[CoincidentalBroadcast background news broadcast]] fills us in on backstory; then, after Nikki's little monologue ("I remember now... I remember how it started..."), the instrumental "Anarchy-X" marks the transition into the flashback proper. (Similarly, the later instrumental "Waiting For for 22" marks the transition ''out'' of the flashback.)



* LastNoteNightmare: "Eyes Of A Stranger" on [=OM1=] ends with a one-two punch: a heavily distorted, demonic voice screaming '''''REVOLUTION!!!!!!!!''''' and a reprise of "I Remember Now".
* MadnessMontage: the coda to "Eyes Of A Stranger".

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* LastNoteNightmare: "Eyes Of A of a Stranger" on [=OM1=] ends with a one-two punch: a heavily distorted, demonic voice screaming '''''REVOLUTION!!!!!!!!''''' and a reprise of "I Remember Now".
* MadnessMontage: the coda to "Eyes Of A of a Stranger".


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* ReligionRantSong: Type 3, as the album attacks the corruption of religious officials in several places.

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