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No relation to the [[ComicBook/TheOrder comic series of the same name]].

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No relation to the [[ComicBook/TheOrder comic series of the same name]].
name]]. Or ''VideoGame/TheOrder1886''.


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** [[spoiler:Alyssa and the Order clearly told Jack that they would have no choice if Jack rejected them. Instead, he tries to TakeAThirdOption , which both sides told him wasn't possible.]]


* BigBad: Edward Coventry, a man who [[spoiler: date raped Jack's mother with magic which drove her to obsessive suicide, and who is perfectly willing to sacrifice anyone, even his sons, if it means he gets [[AGodIAm the power of the ''Vade Maecum'']].]]

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* BigBad: Edward Coventry, a man who [[spoiler: date raped Jack's mother with magic which drove her to obsessive suicide, and who is perfectly willing to sacrifice anyone, even his sons, if it means he gets [[AGodIAm [[AGodAmI the power of the ''Vade Maecum'']].]]


* AGodIAm: The ''vade maecum'' gives those willing to pay the price power like no one has ever seen. [[spoiler: It triggers this in its only known user, Edward Coventry.]]

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* AGodIAm: AGodAmI: The ''vade maecum'' gives those willing to pay the price power like no one has ever seen. [[spoiler: It triggers this in its only known user, Edward Coventry.]]


* CastFromHitPoints: Most spells require some sort of sacrifice. In the case of the smaller spells, this means some blood from the caster. Higher level spells require greater cost. However, that cost needn't necessarily be from ones own hit points.

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* CastFromHitPoints: Most spells require some sort of sacrifice. In the case of the smaller spells, this means some blood from the caster. Higher level spells require greater cost. However, that cost needn't necessarily be from ones [[HumanSacrifice one's own hit points.points]].


* AccidentalTruth: Randall covers for Jake with Hamish and Lilith by saying that he killed [[spoiler:Professor Clarke]] because he was weaponized by dark magic. This turns out to be exactly what happened, and Hamish and Lilith are less then pleased when they find out Randall was basically guessing (though he was pretty confident his guess was correct).

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* AccidentalTruth: Randall covers for Jake Jack with Hamish and Lilith by saying that he killed [[spoiler:Professor Clarke]] because he was weaponized by dark magic. This turns out to be exactly what happened, and Hamish and Lilith are less then pleased when they find out Randall was basically guessing (though he was pretty confident his guess was correct).



* BewareTheNiceOnes: Hamish is the quietest, most soft-spoken member of the Knights, often smiling and pleasant and dressed in a very dapper suit. When he finally has enough of Jake's bullshit, he performs a NeckLift and delivers a spine-chilling TheReasonYouSuckSpeech. Tellingly, [[NervesOfSteel Randall]] and [[BloodKnight Lilith]] back away immediately.
-->'''Jake''': Look, just let me talk to them first. You owe me that much.\\
'''Hamish''': ''(grabs Jake by the throat and shoves him against the wall)'' [[TranquilFury Everything bad that has happened up until now is because you haven't listened to a word we've said. We don't owe you anything. You understand?]]

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* BewareTheNiceOnes: Hamish is the quietest, most soft-spoken member of the Knights, often smiling and pleasant and dressed in a very dapper suit. When he finally has enough of Jake's Jack's bullshit, he performs a NeckLift and delivers a spine-chilling TheReasonYouSuckSpeech. Tellingly, [[NervesOfSteel Randall]] and [[BloodKnight Lilith]] back away immediately.
-->'''Jake''': -->'''Jack''': Look, just let me talk to them first. You owe me that much.\\
'''Hamish''': ''(grabs Jake Jack by the throat and shoves him against the wall)'' [[TranquilFury Everything bad that has happened up until now is because you haven't listened to a word we've said. We don't owe you anything. You understand?]]

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* GenuineHumanHide: Fun fact about Belgrave University: it's library has the world's largest collection of books bound in human skin. The freshmen are appropriately squicked when this is revealed during their campus tour.


* BewareTheNiceOnes: Hamish is the quietest, most soft-spoken member of the Knights, often smiling and pleasant and dressed in a very dapper suit. When he finally has enough of Jake's bullshit, he performs a NeckLift and delivers a spine-chilling TheReasonYouSuckSpeech. Tellingly, [[PragmaticHero Randall]] and [[BloodKnight Lilith]] back away immediately.

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* BewareTheNiceOnes: Hamish is the quietest, most soft-spoken member of the Knights, often smiling and pleasant and dressed in a very dapper suit. When he finally has enough of Jake's bullshit, he performs a NeckLift and delivers a spine-chilling TheReasonYouSuckSpeech. Tellingly, [[PragmaticHero [[NervesOfSteel Randall]] and [[BloodKnight Lilith]] back away immediately.

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** [[spoiler:Silverback is free of the ''Vade Maecum'' and needs a new champion, since Jack is now bonded to Midnight.]]

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* NoNudityTaboo: Since ShapeshiftingExcludesClothing, the werewolves are pretty casual about nudity. They tease Jack when he goes into a separate room to disrobe before changing, and Lilith at one point stops an Order van while in wolf form, knocking out everyone but Jack within, then has a conversation with him in her nude human form before running off. Where necessary, the show protects the werewolves' human modesty with SceneryCensor.

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* TooSoon: InUniverse. [[spoiler:Lilith asks Alyssa why she was kicked out of the Order, and Alyssa responds "You know how Tragedy Plus Time Equals Comedy?" Lilith astutely observes that not enough time has passed for it to be comedy yet. When Alyssa offers to tell her after enough time has passed, Lilith decides she'd rather not know.]]


* RunningGag: The snarky chalk sign outside the campus bar and restaurant.

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* RunningGag: The snarky chalk sign outside The Blade And Chalice, the campus bar and restaurant.


* MagicalLibrary: Called "reliquaries" by the Order. The Order, of course, has one, and you need special permission to enter it unsupervised below a certain rank. [[spoiler:The Knights also have one, calling it an "evidence locker," a place they store all the stuff they confiscate from practitioners they've killed. It also contains journals from previous Knights and basically instruction manuals for being a werewolf, which none of the current Knights bothered to read until Jack came along.]]



* ShapeshiftingExcludesClothing: The werewolves.

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* SequelHook:
** In the first season finale, [[spoiler:Vera has a book in her desk drawer with a cover very similar to that of the ''Vade Maecum''.]]
** [[spoiler:Where is Alpha, and what happened to his pelt? How does this tie in with the "dumb luck" that resulted in Jurgen Sawyer being trapped in the ''Vade Maecum''?]]
** [[spoiler:Vera reclaims all the "confiscated" magical books and artifacts from the Knights, as well as everything from Edward's house.]]
** [[spoiler:How much of the Knights' memories did the Order take? And the Knights had figured out how to reverse that process; do they still possess that capability and will they figure out to use it?]]
* ShapeshiftingExcludesClothing: The werewolves. This results in them tearing through their clothes if they change unexpectedly, disrobing if they plan to change, and lounging around in bathrobes after they've changed. [[ShesGotLegs Lilith's is a very nice short silvery affair.]]

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* FiveManBand: The Knights are probably ''supposed'' to be this, but they don't have enough recruits at the moment. [[spoiler:They also appear to be missing Alpha's pelt, presumably the one who's supposed to be the leader.]]
** TheLeader: Tundra. [[spoiler:Apparently filling in while Alpha is missing.]]
** TheLancer: Timber. Described as a lone wolf, and Lilith is certainly the most aggressive at challenging Tundra's decisions.
** TheSmartGuy: Greybeard. [[spoiler:Presumably, Tundra is intended to slot here when Alpha is around.]]
** TheBigGuy: Silverback, described as the most powerful.
** TheChick: Midnight, The Reckless One. The current Knights call him[[note]]The hides can bond with champions of any gender, and whether or not the hides themselves have anything that could be considered a gender identity is unclear[[/note]] "Cannon Fodder." [[spoiler:Alpha calls him the one to make the HeroicSacrifice.]]
** SixthRanger: [[spoiler:Greybeard is probably meant for this slot.]]

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* MySignificanceSenseIsTingling: The werewolves hear a high-pitched ringing noise whenever magic is being performed. For really big and powerful spells, the ringing is sharper and lasts much longer than usual. Though it doesn't seem to happen every time. . . Vera and Edward routinely open and close the doors of the temple with magic, and many other spells pass without the werewolves being any the wiser, indicating it may need to be specific kinds of spells. Also, as Jack learns to use magic himself it stops causing a ringing (for him and for other werewolves), and when [[spoiler:Alyssa uses a tracking spell to find Randall]] the werewolves are a bit intrigued that they didn't hear ringing, but don't really pause to question why.


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* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: Werewolves can learn and use the Order's magic. Jack hadn't progressed far enough into the Order to learn anything before becoming a werewolf, but Alyssa still teaches him some spells and they work just fine for him. [[spoiler:Lilith also retains her magical abilities, once she gets her memories of her time in the Order back. Alyssa also notes that Jack's spells are more powerful than hers, and hypothesizes his werewolf nature empowers his magic.]]

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