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* DarkSecret: Linoge says it best: "Your town is full of [[YourCheatingHeart adulterers]], [[PaedoHunt pedophiles]], [[{{Criminals}} thieves]], [[SevenDeadlySins gluttons]], [[BloodyMurder murderers]], [[GangOfBullies bullies]], [[{{Jerkass}} scoundrels]], and [[ArsonMurderAndJayWalking covetous morons]]. And I know every last one of them."

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* DarkSecret: Linoge says it best: "Your town is full of [[YourCheatingHeart adulterers]], adulterers, [[PaedoHunt pedophiles]], [[{{Criminals}} thieves]], [[SevenDeadlySins gluttons]], [[BloodyMurder murderers]], [[GangOfBullies bullies]], [[{{Jerkass}} scoundrels]], and [[ArsonMurderAndJayWalking covetous morons]]. And I know every last one of them."


* DeconstructedCharacterArchetype: Mike Anderson is a brutal deconstruction of TheHeart, TokenGoodTeammate, and WideEyedIdealist. Mike is one the most morally upright people on Little Tall Island, a devout Christian who always has a quote from the Bible ready. Mike is so moral that the worst secret Linoge could find is that he cheated on a math test in college. The problem is, as Linoge so eloquently puts it, he's the ''only'' morally upright person in a town full of shady people, all of whom have a skeleton or two in their closet. This frequently puts him at odds with the other townsfolk, even his own wife Molly, when they suggest more morally questionable methods (such as killing Linoge). This all boils to a head when Linoge finally makes his ultimatum: Either they give him one of the children to raise as his own or he'll destroy the entire island. Mike desperately pleads with the town to not go through with this, attempting to appeal to their better natures. Unfortunately, his pleas fall on deaf ears and the town goes through with Linoge's deal. As a result, [[spoiler:Mike's son Ralphie is chosen to be Linoge's apprentice. This causes Mike to completely lose faith in the townsfolk and he ultimately decides to leave Little Tall Island in the the end.]]



* GenreBlind: Molly turns her back on Mike and goes along with the town's decision to give Linoge a child. When Linoge chooses Ralphie, she breaks into unbelieving hysterics, clearly unaware that she was in a Stephen King story and that this result was eminently predictable.

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* GenreBlind: Molly turns her back on Mike and goes along with the town's decision to give Linoge a child. When Linoge chooses Ralphie, [[spoiler:Ralphie]], she breaks into unbelieving hysterics, clearly unaware that she was in a Stephen King story and that this result was eminently predictable.


* GenreBlind: Molly turns her back on Mike and goes along with the town's decision to give Linoge a child. When Linoge chooses Ralphie, she breaks into unbelieving hysterics, clearly unaware that she was in a Stephen King story and that this result was eminently predictable.



* GenreBlind: Molly turns her back on Mike and goes along with the town's decision to give Linoge a child. When Linoge chooses Ralphie, she breaks into unbelieving hysterics, clearly unaware that she was in a Stephen King story and that this result was eminently predictable.



* HeroicWillpower: Linoge cannot force [[spoiler:Billy]] to kill [[spoiler:Kat]], though he implies the former is simply too much of a coward to do it rather than any moral fortitude. The reverse, however, is not true, [[spoiler:implicitly because Kat does hate Billy enough right now for Linoge to push her into it]].



* TheTallDarkStranger: Andre Linoge suddenly arrives on Little Tall Island, an enigma in a black coat and hoodie, who proceeds to torment the islanders and punish them for their many transgressions. He's actually an ancient demonic sorcerer who [[spoiler:is looking for an heir]].


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* WouldHurtAChild: Linoge uses his powers to steal the minds/souls of the town's children and put them in a flying dream that he has power over. If the town doesn't play his game and give one up, he'll drop them and they'll be gone forever.


* ScaryTeeth: When he's doing something evil, Linoge will ocassionaly flash a mouth full of viper's teeth.

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* ScaryTeeth: When he's doing something evil, Linoge will ocassionaly occasionally flash a mouth full of viper's teeth.



* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: [[spoiler: After losing his son Mike divorces Molly, quits his job as constable, and leaves Little Tall and never comes back.]]

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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: [[spoiler: After losing his son son, Mike divorces Molly, quits his job as constable, and leaves Little Tall and never comes back.]]



* TheTallDarkStranger: Andre Linoge suddenly arrives on Little Tall Island, an enigma in a black coat and hoodie, who proceeds to torment the islanders and punishing them for their many transgressions. He's actually an ancient demonic sorcerer who [[spoiler:is looking for an heir]].

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* TheTallDarkStranger: Andre Linoge suddenly arrives on Little Tall Island, an enigma in a black coat and hoodie, who proceeds to torment the islanders and punishing punish them for their many transgressions. He's actually an ancient demonic sorcerer who [[spoiler:is looking for an heir]].



* VillainRevealsTheSecret: Andre Linoge uses his virtual omniscience to reveal the horrible and embarassing secrets of many of the people on Little Tall Island to mess with them.

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* VillainRevealsTheSecret: Andre Linoge uses his virtual omniscience to reveal the horrible and embarassing embarrassing secrets of many of the people on Little Tall Island to mess with them.

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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech:
** Linoge enjoys delivering these to people. Usually in the form of a HannibalLecture.
** In the epilogue [[spoiler:Mike]] delivers a gut-wrenching one to Hatch. Itís calm and subdued but he makes it clear that the guilt the townspeople feel is meaningless to him and their pain is nothing compared to his [[spoiler:because it was their decision that cost him his child.]]

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* TheTallDarkStranger: Andre Linoge suddenly arrives on Little Tall Island, an enigma in a black coat and hoodie, who proceeds to torment the islanders and punishing them for their many transgressions. He's actually an ancient demonic sorcerer who [[spoiler:is looking for an heir]].


''Storm of the Century'' is a 1999 television MiniSeries scripted by Creator/StephenKing and starring Creator/TimDaly, Creator/ColmFeore, Debrah Farentino, and Creator/JeffreyDeMunn.

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''Storm of the Century'' is a 1999 television MiniSeries scripted by Creator/StephenKing and starring Creator/TimDaly, Creator/ColmFeore, Debrah Farentino, Creator/DebrahFarentino, and Creator/JeffreyDeMunn.


* AsTheGoodBookSays: Mike is very devout and said to always have an appropriate quote for a given situation, though his description of Job is decidedly glib.



* CosmicPlaything: As Sonny laments what the town is going through and looks for some AsTheGoodBookSays wisdom, Mike relates the story of Job and all that was taken from him. As Mike says, a pleading Job asked why after a lifetime of devout worship.
-->'''Mike:''' Job waits... and just as he's convinced that God isn't gonna answer him, a thunderhead forms in the sky. Lightning flashes and a voice calls down... "Job... I guess there's just something about you that pisses me off!"



* {{Foreshadowing}}: It may be unintentional, but early on, Molly says, "The last thing I want is Alton Hatcher coming down on me." [[spoiler: They get married in the epilogue]].

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: {{Foreshadowing}}:
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It may be unintentional, but early on, Molly says, "The last thing I want is Alton Hatcher coming down on me." [[spoiler: They get married in the epilogue]].epilogue]].
** Mike's take on Job highlights how a lifetime of being good doesn't protect someone from a power beyond their control. [[spoiler:He loses his son to Linoge, ultimately divorcing his wife and leaving town]].


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* TownWithADarkSecret: Everyone in town has a secret of some sort, with some being known (if not spoken aloud) and others considered so ghastly that the offenders are broken just by Linoge dropping hints. The biggie is [[spoiler:the townspeople surrendering Ralphie to Linoge in order to save themselves]]. Afterwards, everything seemingly returns to normal, [[spoiler:but some commit suicide over their guilt and inability to tell others what happened (either surrendering Ralphie or their own personal sins)]]. [[spoiler:Even Mike, the one person in town who wanted to refuse Linoge, keeps the secret because (as he says) he knows better]].


''Storm of the Century'' is a 1999 television MiniSeries scripted by Creator/StephenKing and starring Creator/TimDaly, Creator/ColmFeore, Debrah Farentino, and Creator/JeffreyDemunn.

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''Storm of the Century'' is a 1999 television MiniSeries scripted by Creator/StephenKing and starring Creator/TimDaly, Creator/ColmFeore, Debrah Farentino, and Creator/JeffreyDemunn.
Creator/JeffreyDeMunn.


''Storm of the Century'' is a 1999 television MiniSeries scripted by Creator/StephenKing.

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''Storm of the Century'' is a 1999 television MiniSeries scripted by Creator/StephenKing.
Creator/StephenKing and starring Creator/TimDaly, Creator/ColmFeore, Debrah Farentino, and Creator/JeffreyDemunn.

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* ScaryTeeth: When he's doing something evil, Linoge will ocassionaly flash a mouth full of viper's teeth.

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* HomophobicHateCrime: Linoge reveals that one of the townspeople beat a gay man with two of his friends until he lost an eye because they felt attracted to him.


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* VillainRevealsTheSecret: Andre Linoge uses his virtual omniscience to reveal the horrible and embarassing secrets of many of the people on Little Tall Island to mess with them.


* PsychicAssistedSuicide: When he isn't forcing people to murder one another, Linoge is doing this. [[spoiler:He threatens a psychic-assisted mass suicide should the town refuse him, though he implies at the end that this was a bluff.]]

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* PsychicAssistedSuicide: When he Linoge isn't forcing using his sorcerous powers to force people to murder one another, Linoge is doing this.he's using it to force people to commit suicide. [[spoiler:He threatens a psychic-assisted mass suicide should the town refuse him, though he implies at the end that this was a bluff.]]


* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: [[spoiler: After losing his son Mike divorces his wife and quits his job as Constable. He leaves Little Tall for good, and never comes back.]]

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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: [[spoiler: After losing his son Mike divorces his wife and Molly, quits his job as Constable. He constable, and leaves Little Tall for good, and never comes back.]]

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