Natalie Preston, a photographer whose father was killed and is determined to get answers and revenge. He often helps The Island Club with hopes of becoming a member. Nina Drayton, a childhood friend of Melanie Fuller and an equally powerful user. The Island Club[ edit ] C.
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This book provides examples of: Affably Evil : Some of the mind vampires , particularly C. Arnold Barent. Faux Affably Evil : With few exceptions, there is not a shred of actual pleasantness or goodwill behind this behavior. Ancient Conspiracy : Averted. The Chessmaster : Barent and the Oberst, both literally and figuratively.
Advertisement: Disproportionate Retribution : In Philadelphia, Melanie runs into a group of local gang members, who cuss her out and make fun of her but never actually try to harm her. She responds to this by having Vincent systematically hunt them down and massacre them, killing them two to four at a time and gruesomely mutilating the bodies afterward. These murders alert her enemies to her location and lead the protagonists to ally with the gang.
Do Not Taunt Cthulhu : Melanie may not be as aggressive or predatory as the other vampires but you know that Vincent the hitchhiker and the street gang threatening and cursing her will get a terrible comeuppance. Empty Shell : Prolonged control by an Ability user can reduce someone to this. In the worst-case scenario, only the brainstem operates independently, and the rest of the brain only runs when the mind vampire is actively Using it.
People in this state are basically appendages of the mind vampire and are otherwise dead. Advertisement: Evil vs. Evil : Whenever the vampires fight each other.
They have hardly any personality left except for what is needed to serve their master. Human Chess : To the death. Eliminated pieces are either shot by a sniper in the rafters or strangled by the piece that eliminated them.
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