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* Literature/TheBible: Among Agonistes's past supplicants were Pontius Pilate and Judas Iscariot (who was also the only supplicant Agonistes ever stopped work on - he whined so much that [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Agonistes finally hanged him to shut him up]].)

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* Literature/TheBible: Among Agonistes's past supplicants were Pontius Pilate and Judas Iscariot (who was also the only supplicant Agonistes ever stopped work on - he whined so much that [[CrowningMomentOfFunny [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments Agonistes finally hanged him to shut him up]].)


* AndIMustScream: Agonistesí transformation process that he uses on his clients is a painful, eight day process of various surgeries that is so painful, Agonistes even warns them before he begins his work.
* AssholeVictim: Most of the characters who do get killed by Lucidique and Scythe-Meister usually had it coming.



* DarkIsNotEvil: Scythe-Meister and Lucidique are antiheroes who are out for revenge and Agonistes, despite looking like a cenobite expy, turns people into monsters in a gruesome eight day process to grant them power and he is a neutral character.

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* DarkIsNotEvil: Scythe-Meister and Lucidique are antiheroes who are out for revenge and revenge.
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Agonistes, despite looking like a cenobite expy, turns people into monsters in a gruesome eight day process to grant them power and he is a neutral character. character who lives in solitude. He even warns those who come to hin for help about how agonizing the transformation process is.



* {{Expy}}: Dr. Talisac and Venal Anatomica share many similarities with {{Literature/Frankenstein}} and [[Main/FrankensteinsMonster his creation]].

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* {{Expy}}: Dr. Talisac and Venal Anatomica share many similarities with {{Literature/Frankenstein}} and [[Main/FrankensteinsMonster his creation]]. Agonistes and his creations also resemble the cenobites from Hellraiser.


* DarkIsNotEvil

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* DarkIsNotEvilDarkIsNotEvil: Scythe-Meister and Lucidique are antiheroes who are out for revenge and Agonistes, despite looking like a cenobite expy, turns people into monsters in a gruesome eight day process to grant them power and he is a neutral character.

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* DarkIsNotEvil


The original six figures - Agonistes, the Scythe-Meister, Lucidique, Talisac]], Venal Anatomica, and Mongroid - were all imagined as characters in the same story, and each toy was sold with a chapter of the short novella that Barker wrote to explain how they were all connected. The tale begins with the [[{{Backstory}} backstory]] of Agonistes, "The Secret Face of Genesis", and goes on to tell about his two newest supplicants: an assassin named Zarles Krieger, and Lucidique, the daughter of Krieger's latest victim.

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The original six figures - Agonistes, the Scythe-Meister, Lucidique, Talisac]], Talisac, Venal Anatomica, and Mongroid - were all imagined as characters in the same story, and each toy was sold with a chapter of the short novella that Barker wrote to explain how they were all connected. The tale begins with the [[{{Backstory}} backstory]] of Agonistes, "The Secret Face of Genesis", and goes on to tell about his two newest supplicants: an assassin named Zarles Krieger, and Lucidique, the daughter of Krieger's latest victim.


The original six figures - [[http://spawn.com/toys/product.aspx?product=1452 Agonistes]], [[http://spawn.com/toys/product.aspx?product=1988 the Scythe-Meister]], [[http://spawn.com/toys/product.aspx?product=1784 Lucidique]], [[http://spawn.com/toys/product.aspx?product=2066 Talisac]], [[http://spawn.com/toys/product.aspx?product=2114 Venal Anatomica]], and [[http://spawn.com/toys/product.aspx?product=1840 Mongroid]] - were all imagined as characters in the same story, and each toy was sold with a chapter of the short novella that Barker wrote to explain how they were all connected. The tale begins with the [[{{Backstory}} backstory]] of Agonistes, "The Secret Face of Genesis", and goes on to tell about his two newest supplicants: an assassin named Zarles Krieger, and Lucidique, the daughter of Krieger's latest victim.

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The original six figures - [[http://spawn.com/toys/product.aspx?product=1452 Agonistes]], [[http://spawn.com/toys/product.aspx?product=1988 - Agonistes, the Scythe-Meister]], [[http://spawn.com/toys/product.aspx?product=1784 Lucidique]], [[http://spawn.com/toys/product.aspx?product=2066 Scythe-Meister, Lucidique, Talisac]], [[http://spawn.com/toys/product.aspx?product=2114 Venal Anatomica]], Anatomica, and [[http://spawn.com/toys/product.aspx?product=1840 Mongroid]] Mongroid - were all imagined as characters in the same story, and each toy was sold with a chapter of the short novella that Barker wrote to explain how they were all connected. The tale begins with the [[{{Backstory}} backstory]] of Agonistes, "The Secret Face of Genesis", and goes on to tell about his two newest supplicants: an assassin named Zarles Krieger, and Lucidique, the daughter of Krieger's latest victim.


A line of action figures designed by horror master Creator/CliveBarker, released by McFarlane Toys in 2001. Despite being distributed by a toy line, these figures were most definitely ''NOT'' for children; they featured all of the NightmareFuel, BodyHorror, and BDSM themes Barker's other works are famous for. In particular, they emphasized what he described as "the use of flesh as canvas".

(So be warned before you click any links!)

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A line of action figures designed by horror master Creator/CliveBarker, released by McFarlane [=McFarlane=] Toys in 2001. Despite being distributed by a toy line, these figures were most definitely ''NOT'' for children; they featured all of the NightmareFuel, BodyHorror, and BDSM themes Barker's other works are famous for. In particular, they emphasized what he described as "the use of flesh as canvas".

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canvas". So be warned before you click any links!)
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After the popularity of the first series, Barker and McFarlane released a second set of figures, titled [[{{Sequelitis}} Tortured Souls 2:]] [[StockSubtitle The Fallen]]. However, the new figures went for a much more raw, visceral look (less BDSM, more surgical mutilation), and weren't written with any kind of backstory.

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After the popularity of the first series, Barker and McFarlane [=McFarlane=] released a second set of figures, titled [[{{Sequelitis}} Tortured Souls 2:]] [[StockSubtitle The Fallen]]. However, the new figures went for a much more raw, visceral look (less BDSM, more surgical mutilation), and weren't written with any kind of backstory.


* TheBible: Among Agonistes's past supplicants were Pontius Pilate and Judas Iscariot (who was also the only supplicant Agonistes ever stopped work on - he whined so much that [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Agonistes finally hanged him to shut him up]].)

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* TheBible: Literature/TheBible: Among Agonistes's past supplicants were Pontius Pilate and Judas Iscariot (who was also the only supplicant Agonistes ever stopped work on - he whined so much that [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Agonistes finally hanged him to shut him up]].)


* TheCaligula: Emperor Perfetto IX, who spends on decadent luxuries while his people starve, and has anyone who dares to criticize him assassinated. Most of his predecessors were like this, too.

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* TheCaligula: Emperor Perfetto IX, XI, who spends on decadent luxuries while his people starve, and has anyone who dares to criticize him assassinated. Most of his predecessors were like this, too.


A line of action figures designed by horror master CliveBarker, released by McFarlane Toys in 2001. Despite being distributed by a toy line, these figures were most definitely ''NOT'' for children; they featured all of the NightmareFuel, BodyHorror, and BDSM themes Barker's other works are famous for. In particular, they emphasized what he described as "the use of flesh as canvas".

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A line of action figures designed by horror master CliveBarker, Creator/CliveBarker, released by McFarlane Toys in 2001. Despite being distributed by a toy line, these figures were most definitely ''NOT'' for children; they featured all of the NightmareFuel, BodyHorror, and BDSM themes Barker's other works are famous for. In particular, they emphasized what he described as "the use of flesh as canvas".



* BodyHorror: What Agonistes does to his supplicants, and Dr. Talisac does to [[ProfessorGuineaPig himself]]. Since the series was created by CliveBarker, it shouldn't come as a surprise.

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* BodyHorror: What Agonistes does to his supplicants, and Dr. Talisac does to [[ProfessorGuineaPig himself]]. Since the series was created by CliveBarker, Creator/CliveBarker, it shouldn't come as a surprise.


* ActionGirl: Lucidique, especially after her transformation.

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* ActionGirl: Lucidique, especially after her transformation. By the end of the story, she's evolved into a DarkActionGirl.

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* BrotherSisterIncest: Discussed. Lucidique wonders if her relationship with Krieger counts as this, since they're both "children" of Agonistes. Turns out Agonistes is fine with it, though - he even sent Krieger to be with her, knowing it would make them happy.


* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: Arguably, Lucidique's transformation. While she does go through horrific mutilations, they're not as immediately obvious as Scythe-Meister's. Her (very attractive) face is nearly unscathed, and she gets a new {{Stripperiffic}} outfit [[BareYourMidriff that shows off]] [[ShowSomeLeg her shapely body]]. She even gets to keep her hair.



* SlasherSmile: Agonistes, the Scythe-Meister, and Venal Anatomica all sport one. To be fair, they're not really capable of making any other expression.

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* SlasherSmile: Agonistes, the Scythe-Meister, and Venal Anatomica all sport one. To be fair, [[FacialHorror they're not really capable capable]] of making any other expression.


* NightmareFuel: An InUniverse example; Agonistes deliberately makes his creations as terrifying as possible, tthe better to destroy their enemies.

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* NightmareFuel: An InUniverse example; example. Agonistes deliberately makes his creations as terrifying as possible, tthe the better to destroy their enemies.

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* NightmareFuel: An InUniverse example; Agonistes deliberately makes his creations as terrifying as possible, tthe better to destroy their enemies.

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