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  • Epileptic Trees: What the hell does Allende's response mean? What was Maria's real job? Who are the ones Castel is referring to at the end?
  • Everybody Is Jesus in Purgatory: In spades.
  • Fridge Horror: Some interpret Allende's reaction as an indication that he already knew and that Maria really loved Castel, which manages to make the book even more depressing.
  • Fridge Logic: How did Castel know that Maria nodded if they were speaking on the phone?
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  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: The novel is particularly popular among teenagers and college freshman. A mild case of Misaimed Fandom mixed with This Loser Is You due to Castel's rather teen-like, Yandere mentality.
  • Nightmare Fuel: All Maria did was to look Castel's drawing and understand the meaning of a little scene. Months later she is murdered by Castel.
  • Paranoia Fuel: Castel being the Stalker with a Crush per excellence, some women find the novel especially disturbing.
  • True Art Is Angsty
  • What an Idiot!: Maria, did you really not see Juan Pablo appearing with a knife coming? Every single reunion between the two had a massive "THIS WILL ABSOLUTELY NOT END WELL" written all over it. Hell, Castel at different points acted like a textbook example of the murderer stalker, because HE IS THE TEXTBOOK EXAMPLE OF THE MURDERER STALKER. It is not hard to tell, really.
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  • Complete Monster: "The Chemist" is a sadistic Neo-Nazi Mad Scientist known for killing many innocent children with lethal pathogens during his time in Colonia Dignidad. Eventually working for Atrem "Koba" Baturin, the Chemist would kill many more people with some of them even being Koba's soldiers; if his victims happen to be attractive men, he would rape them. The Chemist also supplied Koba with an airborne disease, that Koba used to cause an airplane crash which killed hundreds of innocents. When Koba gives the Chemist Karl Roebuck and Elise Wassermann to deal with, The Chemist proceeds to torture them before injecting Elise with a deadly disease through her eye.
  • Narrowed It Down to the Guy I Recognize: This is bound to happen to many viewers the moment James Frain shows up.
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