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Literature / Extraordinary Adventures Of The Athena Club

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A trilogy of Science Fiction, Massive Multiplayer Crossover, mystery novels written by Theodora Goss as expansions on her short story, "The Mad Scientist's Daughter."

The Extraordinary Adventures of the Athena Club

Tropes prevalent across the whole series:

  • Adaptational Villainy: Several examples across all three books, listed by what book each character is introduced in.
    • SCAD: Dr. Seward and Professor Van Helsing.
    • ETMG: Jonathan Harker, Arthur Holmwood, and Quincy Morris.
    • SMMG: Margaret Trelawny.
  • Adaptational Heroism: Carmilla Karnstein and Count Dracula both have somewhat checkered pasts but are generally Friendly Neighborhood Vampires
  • Fictional Document: Catherine has two series of novels, her Astarte books, and the ones about the Athena Club.
  • Foregone Conclusion: Any character who writes a note in the book survives the events of the story, as they wouldn't be around to leave the note if they didn't.
  • Framing Device: The stories are being told as Catherine's latest novels, with the other characters writing notes either criticising her work or commenting on events.
  • Greek Chorus: Thanks to the Framing Device of the story, the Athena Club function as a version of this, writing notes on Catherine's manuscript commenting on the events of the story.
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  • Mad Scientist's Beautiful Daughter: The Athena Club is exclusively made up of examples of this trope.
  • Massive Multiplayer Crossover: Not only are the members of the Athena Club connected to four works of Victorian Literature, but they also recruit the help of Sherlock Holmes and interact with characters from Dracula, Carmilla, The Jewel of Seven Stars, The Great God Pan and Dorian Gray.
  • Master of Unlocking: Diana is a skilled lock pick and is called upon multiple times to get passed locked doors, and she never fails even once.
  • Spoiler: Catherine has to remind her housemates to quit dropping hints about later plot developments in their Greek Chorus commentary.
  • Team Mom: Mrs. Poole, scolding one minute and feeding the girls (however exotic their respective diets) the next.