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** Derek, the GM. He used to be just a kid in school with slight Asperger's who ran D&D campaigns with his friends. Unfortunately, he ran those campaigns during that big tabletop satanism scare, so he and his mates were rounded up by the Laundry and locked in a high security prison. By the time they realized Derek was just a nerdy kid with slight mental issues, he had already been in there for years. Then he ran more D&D campaigns for the cultists kept at the prison until his dice became high-class probability-manipulating artefacts, so now he was a valuable resource to the Laundry. A valuable resource with no personal life, no friends, no family and no childhood. [[spoiler:And by the end of ''Labyrinth Index'' he's also become a vampire, so any sort of family starting is out of the question for him anyway.]]


** Apparently [[spoiler:Jim Grey]] seems to attract these kinds of women as Mhari's way of talking about him is remarkably off-putting as well. From consistently referring to him as "Fuckboy" to her basically using him as living sex toy and to dump her stress on. And of course there's Mhari's habit of constantly explaining why the things she does are awful and then still doing them after some transparent blame-shifting. [[spoiler:Oh of course ''she'' would rather kill herself than become a monster if the government stops taking care of the PHANGs but she can't speak for all the PHANGs, so needs must, oh well.]]

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** Apparently [[spoiler:Jim Grey]] seems to attract these kinds of women as Mhari's way of talking about him is remarkably off-putting as well. From consistently referring to him as "Fuckboy" to her basically using him as living sex toy and to dump her stress on. And of course there's Mhari's habit of constantly explaining why the things she does are awful and then still doing them after some transparent blame-shifting. [[spoiler:Oh of course ''she'' would rather kill herself than become a monster if the government stops taking care of the PHANGs PHANG's but she can't speak for all the PHANGs, PHANG's, so needs must, oh well.]]

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** Apparently [[spoiler:Jim Grey]] seems to attract these kinds of women as Mhari's way of talking about him is remarkably off-putting as well. From consistently referring to him as "Fuckboy" to her basically using him as living sex toy and to dump her stress on. And of course there's Mhari's habit of constantly explaining why the things she does are awful and then still doing them after some transparent blame-shifting. [[spoiler:Oh of course ''she'' would rather kill herself than become a monster if the government stops taking care of the PHANGs but she can't speak for all the PHANGs, so needs must, oh well.]]


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** [[spoiler:At least until ''Labyrinth Index'', where she seems to have taken to her new role with quite some enthusiasm, to the point of not just finding her daughter again, but instating her as her personal snitch.]]

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* TheWoobie: [[spoiler:Iris Carpenter. Her involvement with the events of ''Fuller Memorandum'' was an inside job and she will get recognition for everything but that doesn't change the fact that she was put in prison for six years and hasn't seen her daughter (whom she was forced to turn into a crazy cannibal and who is currently a wanted criminal) since then. And she did all of this for the good of the Laundry, on orders from [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure the Senior Auditor]] so clearly it had to be done, but that doesn't make it any better for her.]]

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** This seems to be mostly thrown out by the time of ''The Labyrinth Index'', however, with the reinstitution of death penalty by the British government as a way to feed their vampire population (like what the US did to feed Black Chamber's vampires).

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* IdiotBall: By the end of ''Annihilation Score'', Mo is making sweet sweet love to it. Possibly [[JustifiedTrope justified]] by her approaching stress-related breakdown, but still, let's review the facts. [[spoiler:She knows that Professor Freudstein has stolen a copy of the musical "The King in Yellow" that her violin is tremendously interested in and tries to force her to play it ''multiple times''. The magic in this manuscript is placed in a ''violin solo''. Also, she has already been tipped off that Professor Freudstein may or may not be a front for a rogue government agency and that ACPO got dangerously close to going rogue once before. She also knows that ''some'' organization within the police is plotting against her. ''And'' by this point she already knows that "Freudstein" wants her violin. And yet she still takes her violin with her when Jim invites her to a musical event AND she doesn't run away the moment she hears that they have a "last minute program change".]] This is all rather embarrassing for a character who is usually the smartest person in the room.

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** Although the problem in that case is less the mass executions and more the fact that, in the Laundryverse, scheduled, regular mass executions are a very very good way to screw with reality. So even if one supports the death penalty in real life, in-universe what Mo witnessed is a very bad thing indeed. [[spoiler:Doesn't help that what the corpses are chanting is the same thing as the Golden Promise Ministry's glossolalia: "He is coming."]]

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*** In her defense, considering the things Bob did with Ramona back in ''Jennifer Morgue'', making out with someone else once isn't actually that bad

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--->''I stare at it and it stares back, mockingly.''

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* EvilIsSexy: [[spoiler: Mo's violin]] is capable of putting out some disturbingly erotic dreams as a form of manipulation.


** Which doesn't quite justify how the story treats ''Americans''.

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** Which doesn't quite justify how the story treats ''Americans''. That is, until ''The Labyrinth Index'', which does feature more reasonable Americans.


* OneOfUs: After being briefed on CASE NIGHTMARE RAINBOW Alex vows to catch up on Wiki/TVTropes.


* JustForFun/XMeetsY: The CthulhuMythos meets SpyFiction (Stale Beer variety)... meets ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}.


* ValuesDissonance: A real-life case of it. Mo's reaction to being in the execution room of the Iranian government is to treat it as horrifying nightmare fuel. Readers who support the death penalty are likely to find her reaction {{Narm}} even if they think the Iranian government's punishments are too severe.

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* ValuesDissonance: A real-life case of it. Mo's reaction to being in the execution room of the Iranian government is to treat it as horrifying nightmare fuel. Readers who support the death penalty are likely to find her reaction {{Narm}} even if they think the Iranian government's punishments are too severe.severe.
* JustForFun/XMeetsY: The CthulhuMythos meets SpyFiction (Stale Beer variety)... meets ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}.
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** Also, it ''is'' an AuthorTract - Bob's. It's a cross between his memoirs and a guide to hunting down cults hiding under other faiths. He lives in a universe where Christianity (and every other religion [[PathOfInspiration but]] [[{{Cult}} one]]) is objectively untrue. That's kind of a required element of [[CosmicHorrorStory cosmic horror]], for if there's a prophet-shaped escape hatch then the setting is no longer cosmic horror and becomes a [[Literature/LeftBehind different]] [[Literature/UndergroundZealot kind of]] [[ComicBook/ChickTracts Author]] [[ChristCloneTrilogy Tract]]. Bob is busy disabusing potential readers InUniverse of this particular hope that things aren't all that bad. (also, Johnny doesn't reason that Christianity itself is self-contradictory, so much as that the faith in general is highly schismatic, which has been [[TruthInTelevision true since the]] [[UsefulNotes/{{Christianity}} earliest days of the faith]].)

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** Also, it ''is'' an AuthorTract - -- Bob's. It's a cross between his memoirs and a guide to hunting down cults hiding under other faiths. He lives in a universe where Christianity (and every other religion [[PathOfInspiration but]] [[{{Cult}} one]]) is objectively untrue. That's kind of a required element of [[CosmicHorrorStory cosmic horror]], for if there's a prophet-shaped escape hatch then the setting is no longer cosmic horror and becomes a [[Literature/LeftBehind different]] [[Literature/UndergroundZealot kind of]] [[ComicBook/ChickTracts Author]] [[ChristCloneTrilogy [[Literature/ChristCloneTrilogy Tract]]. Bob is busy disabusing potential readers InUniverse of this particular hope that things aren't all that bad. (also, (Also, Johnny doesn't reason that Christianity itself is self-contradictory, so much as that the faith in general is highly schismatic, which has been [[TruthInTelevision true since the]] [[UsefulNotes/{{Christianity}} earliest days of the faith]].)

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