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[Sep. 4th, 2003|12:30 pm]
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I think I may have found canonical evidence for at least a one-sided Marquis/Richard thing in Neverwhere.



So, when Lamia's sucking the life out of Richard, the Marquis appears just in time, right? And he drags her off and threatens to break her neck if she doesn't give Richard's life back, so of course she does. But since when did the Marquis do anything if there wasn't something in it for him?

And OK, you could make the point that he needs Richard alive to help him complete the quest. But when Richard's got his life back and is safe, the Marquis then threatens to kill Lamia and all her kind by burning down their cave, if any of them try to harm Richard ever again. Why would he do that? Richard won't be any more use to him after Door is safe and the quest's done. Unless he actively doesn't want Richard to die - not just at the moment when he's needed, but at all. Which, to my admittedly biased interpretation, means he must be coming to care for him. Slashiness!
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From:phlump
Date:September 4th, 2003 - 06:47 am
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thanks for joing film_boffs your the second member :)
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From:phlump
Date:September 4th, 2003 - 06:47 am
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*joining* i can't spell, all the excitement of having members already, i only created the community about 10 minutes ago.
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From:odditycollector
Date:September 5th, 2003 - 12:13 am
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And he was the one to meet him at the doorway.

And didn't Gaiman himself make a throwaway remark some time ago?
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From:avariel_wings
Date:September 5th, 2003 - 04:02 am
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That's true...

Gaiman said that there was a male gay character in Neverwhere, whose identity would/will be revealed in the next book, but he didn't say who it was. Smart money's on the Marquis, though.
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From:randomfrog
Date:September 5th, 2003 - 04:30 am
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There's going to be a next book?

*brick*
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From:avariel_wings
Date:September 5th, 2003 - 05:43 am
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Neil definitely said there was at least a possibility of a next book. Not sure when or if it'll actually happen, though.