Omnibus Volume 1 coverThe Secret History is a French Comic Book written by Jean-Pierre Pecau and illustrated by a number of artists, but mostly Igor Kordey.
TVTropes is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. Secret Wars II is a nine-issue comic book Limited Series and crossover published between 1985 to 1986 by Marvel Comics.
It tells the story of four immortal siblings, two brothers and two sisters, who use their superhuman intellect and superpowered runestones to affect world events throughout history. It was written by Marvel's then Editor-in-chief Jim Shooter and primarily penciled by Al Milgrom. Smith, who also created The Vampire Diaries.Cassie Blake thought she was just a normal girl, until her mother is murdered by a witch who makes it look like a gas explosion. I'm not the first guy who fell in love with a woman that he met at a restaurant who turned out to be the daughter of a kidnapped scientist, only to lose her to her childhood lover who she last saw on a deserted island, who then turned out fifteen years later to be the leader of the French underground.
The story follows a 15th-century female mercenary captain, Ash, as she gets involved in literally world-changing events.
She moves in with her grandmother, and soon comes to the attention of five of her new classmates. I'll sacrifice anything."A one-volume Boys Love manga by writer Gotoh Shinobu and artist Maruya Kae. It tied-in with issues of other Marvel titles, with each "tie-in" featuring a Secret Wars II logo in the top right hand corner to indicate that it was a part of the overall story.The plot follows the return of The Beyonder, the being who started the first Secret Wars, who comes to Earth in search of enlightenment and inevitably comes into conflict with Earth's metahumans and the cosmic entities that exist in the Marvel Universe. Erlin is more or less always heroic, Dyo is always evil and has a particular hatred for Jews, Aker is usually heroic but sometimes not, and Reka does a few Heel Face Turns, as if she's suffering from immortal PMS. Yuuichi was orphaned at a young age, with his only family connection being his strange uncle Kyuusai who is famous for writing mystery stories. And with Cassie in town, they now have a full "circle" of six members, meaning their powers have increased dramatically. The Fifth Archon, William de Lecce, appears later on in history after the Holy Roman Emperor Henry VI castrated and blinded him in 1194. The story begins when his relationship with his childhood friend Iori is challenged when he finds out Iori, the Hanayashiki heir, is marrying into the Yonekura family to restore the family's fortunes. Cassie must decide for herself whether to accept what it appears destiny has in store for her. This somehow caused him to gain mystical powers, and also twisted his psyche into something monstrously evil. Is a Crapshoot: The Wild Machines, an ancient self-aware computer conglomerate, ultimately wants to wipe out all humankind and remain the only intelligent thing on the planet. Though Iori assures Yuuichi that he will always love him, Yuuichi privately doubts he'll ever be allowed to meet Iori again.The marriage day gets quickly overshadowed by a series of strange incidences related to Yuuichi's Recurring Dreams. William also hates the Jewish People.The narrative follows the Archons through history from receiving the runestones in 3000 BC all the way to the end of World War II in the most recent volume. However, it turns out that they only wanted to prevent the chaos and horror that would result if humanity were to keep developing its innate Reality Warper abilities, making them more Well-Intentioned Extremists than anything else.
Her attempts to adjust to the new town are crushed when five of her classmates, Adam Conant (Thomas Dekker), Diana Meade (Shelley Hennig), Faye Chamberlain (Phoebe Tonkin), Melissa Glaser (Jessica Parker Kennedy), and Nick Armstrong (Louis Hunter), reveal to Cassie that she comes from a long line of witches and is the final member of their coven; with her they are able to unlock the full extent of their powers.
Once there, he is swept up into a spy plot by Hillary Flammond, whose father is held captive by the Communists. When Iori turns up later the same night, he confirms it was an omiainote meeting of a pair of marriage candidates and casually mentions that the wedding is the next day. Initially Cassie refuses to believe that she is a witch, even after Adam helps her to unlock her powers.
Hillary takes Nick to the French Resistance (yes, in East Germany), the charismatic leader of which is her former lover, and who seizes on the opportunity to use Nick's knowledge of the prison to break Dr. Many real-world or suspected real conspiracies are revealed to be controlled by the Archons. Arranged Marriage: Iori doesn't see his marriage as an obstacle to his relationship with Yuuichi simply because it's always been a fact of life as the heir that his family would arrange a marriage for him no matter how he felt. It is only after she discovers an old leather-bound book of spells left to her by her late mother, Amelia, that Cassie begins to accept her power.
Flammond out.That's the plot, but the movie is perhaps better appreciated for its farcical, even savage zaniness. Alternate History: Although somewhat inverted, in that there is no past point of divergence.
Awful Truth: Kyuusai reveals to Yuuichi that he is from a powerful clan that steals other people's life force, and that neither he or his boyfriend love each other, it's just a delusion between predator and prey that makes it easier for Yuuichi to steal Iori's life. It parodies everything, from rock idols to forced perspective shots to Professional Wrestling to goose-stepping Nazis to, well, cow disguises, with the ZAZ team's trademark Rapid-Fire Comedy.
As Cassie begins her junior year in high school, she comes into contact with a group of unlikely friends.
Anti-Magic: The power of the bloodline of the Dukes of Burgundy is to prevent miracles from happening.
Barbie Doll Anatomy: A glaring example occurs when Iori walks all over Yuuichi's apartment naked, but explicit detail probably wouldn't complement the style anyway. The students (who all seem to be excessively popular and privileged) dabble in occult practices, and when they realize that Cassie has the powers of a blood witch, they talk her into joining their coven. Be Careful What You Say: Iori telling Yuuichi that he loves him more than anything and would sacrifice anything for him. Establishing Character Moment: While Secret Wars II #1 doesn't really offer anything in terms of the Beyonder's characterization, Uncanny X-Men #196 features a scene of him in a cafeteria that establishes him as a cosmic idiot. After Cassie reluctantly agrees to accompany her friends in their group, they soon realize that with a twelfth witch in the coven they are able to cast spells more powerful than they could before. Many real-life painters are employed to paint the tarot card sets, including Marc Chagall and Pablo Picasso.
The Cavalry: Played with in the arrival of John de Vere with the Turkish troops when Ash and her company are under siege in Dijon. This is romantic until Kyuusai reveals to Yuuichi that his destined prey will naturally offer his life for him to take. Evil Tower of Ominousness: In issue 6, "Life Rules," the Beyonder builds himself a Super Hero Base in which to operate as a superhero.
The novel ends with Cassie discovering that she is a "blood witch"; a person who is naturally born with magical powers. It takes Nick a couple tries to find the right one, but there seem to be several more than strictly necessary.
The troops are too few to turn the tide in Burgundy's favour; however, they present protection, since the Carthaginians really do not want to attack them and risk a war with the Ottoman Empire. In a bit of subversion, he buys the property, files the plans at city hall, and then builds it. Ghostapo: The Nazis are secretly controlled by the Fifth Archon, William de Lecce, who oversees most of their occult projects. Convenient Miscarriage: Ash miscarries hers and Fernando's child while in a Carthaginian dungeon. Friend or Idol Decision: Spider-Man ends up getting tangled up in the whole skyscraper incident and, in the process, finds himself snatching a gold notepad in order to help pay for Aunt May's expenses.
Overwhelmed with the ritual to become part of the circle, Adam walks Cassie to her house and comforts her. The Germans in the movie are supposed to be East Germans, but their uniforms are Nazi-era uniforms with the swastikas removed. Blessed with Suck: Kyuusai tries to convince Yuuichi of the benefits of being a clan member but Yuuichi is understandably more preoccupied with the fact that he may not actually love his lover and will kill him (and Iori will give his life willingly, because he is also not in love but under a delusion). Curse of the Ancients: Discussed, with the editor settling for translating Ash's swearing as modern four-letter words in order to retain its shock value. They were being watched by Faye, who later blackmails Cassie to get what she wants: the skull, and the leadership of the coven. Then we snap back to reality where he's being whipped in a German prison and he exclaims, "Thank God". Living Forever Is Awesome: The Archons may go through a lot of shit, but hey, they still more or less control world events. Obeying Faye's first orders as the leader, they unleash Black John souls and he resurrects.
Fictional Document: The historical narratives being translated and polished in the Framing Story by the historian Pierce Ratcliff.
Caught the Heart on His Sleeve: Despite how much they love each other Iori is unsuccessful in his appeal because Yuuichi can't bear the consequences of staying together. Almost Dead Guy: Every time Latrine enters the scene, he's been shot, beaten up, tortured, or whatever, and is gasping out a desperate message. Framing Story: The book is supposedly the work of historian Pierce Ratcliff, who is piecing together the story of Ash from historical documents.
Childhood Friend Romance: Yuuichi and Iori have had an intense connection since childhood which naturally developed into a relationship as they got older.
Later, a dangerous and mysterious force known as ?The Darkness? begins to terrorize the citizens of New Salem.
Interspersed in the inner story are correspondences between Ratcliff and his editor as the story related in these documents begins to diverge from known history.
It is later discovered that ?The Darkness? was being controlled by an evil and powerful witch named Black John. Friend to All Living Things: When Godfrey was a child, he used to go out in the forest and spend hours just standing amid the wild beasts, similar to St.
Dreaming of Things to Come: Yuuichi's unpleasant Recurring Dreams are actually his supernatural side being awakened.
Black John was a former member of the Circle many centuries ago, until he began to dabble in black magic, and was killed by the members of his own coven. Fate Drives Us Together: Not a very nice example, as Yuuichi's uncle states the reason Iori has such a connection to Yuuichi is not because he loves him but because Yuuichi is built to steal Iori's life energy and Iori exists only to be consumed. Yearning to avenge his death, Black John continues to torment the city by unleashing a series of demons upon the town. I Am Who?: Yuuichi thinks his uncle is making up the whole life-stealing story about their family, but unfortunately the evidence isn't in his favour. However, as Cassie and Diana scramble to warn the others that they are in danger, a group of witch hunters attempt to abduct the children and rid the town of them.
Ret Gone: The Beyonder does this to the New Mutants and the only one who remembers them is Kitty Pryde, thanks to her connection to Illyana. Later, as Black John continues to wreak havoc among New Salem, Cassie is faced with the decision of which side of the Circle she will stand on.
She ran away from home because of her intolerant family, and she and her lover Esther were sentenced to death.
Impoverished Patrician: Part of why Yuuichi's friendship with Iori is tolerated by Iori's family is because they are steadily declining in wealth and Yuuichi sells valuable antiques for them discretely.
Self-Insert Fic: Some believe that the entire series was one for Jim Shooter, Marvel's Editor-In-Chief at the time. Inter-Class Romance: Iori is the only male heir to an increasingly poor but noble family and set to marry into a wealthier but less respectable family for their mutual benefit. Suicidal Cosmic Temper Tantrum: The Beyonder's Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds routine came complete with one of these. Assumed Win: Nick turns a planned operatic performance into a rock concert by assuming that the lauding of the singer is meant for him.
She joined Ash's company as a Sweet Polly Oliver, only to have the soldiers try to lynch her when it came out that she was female and a lesbian. Meanwhile his actual lover is a former Street Urchin and fears if Iori marries he'll never see Iori again because the family won't need him to quietly sell off their possessions anymore (the only reason their friendship was tolerated in the first place).
Time-Compression Montage: Done repeatedly throughout the series, along with a heavy dose of exposition. I Will Find You: Iori has always been able to sense where Yuuichi is, and promises that as long as Yuuichi is running from him he will follow behind until Yuuichi gives up. For instance, when The Beyonder mentally dominates everyone in the universe, it is shown with a mere four panels of everyone and everything bowing down in subservience.
But between the secret coven of witches she belongs to and the extraordinary power she holds within her, Cassie is leading a far from ordinary life. The first thing we see him doing is sitting around, being a Scary Black Man, smoking a huge cigar. Very Special Episode: Fantastic Four #285 is about a kid burning himself to death trying to copy Johnny Storm's Wreathed in Flames style, the news of which nearly driving Johnny himself into quitting his superhero career.
Loss of Identity: While Kyuusai treats Yuuichi's blood awakening as a finding of identity, Yuuichi feels like his identity and meaning have just been wrenched away. Later he drinks gasoline from a bottle, single-handedly wields a 19th century smooth-bore cannon as a firearm, exhibits Improbable Aiming Skills, wrestles a German soldier WWE-style, and apparently has people waiting just off-camera to hand him machine guns.
Victory Is Boring: In Issue #3 the Beyonder mind controls everything on Earth, effectively winning. Iori isn't worried about Yuuichi running away, because his own love will always lead him towards Yuuichi.
While stranded on a deserted island, Hillary and Nigel build a modern home out of "bamboo, dried seaweed, and snot", complete with functioning garage door (and a remote). My Own Private "I Do": Inversed when Iori conducts his own private "I don't" by only pretending to drink from the marriage cup that is part of the wedding ceremony.
What Is This Thing You Call Love?: Beyonder tries to make the heroine Dazzler fall in love with him, but realizes he can't win her love fairly, with no mind control tricks.
His sister, who is under the illusion that he just doesn't like taking food from people who aren't her or their mother, notices it and laughs about it privately with Yuuichi, who recognizes it for what it is—Iori symbolically indicating that even if he's married, his love is only pledged to Yuuichi. Behind the Black: Played for laughs as they come upon a pair of boots that they should be able to tell are just a pair of boots in a field, but they don't realize that there is no enemy soldier there until the camera shows it to the audience.
Nobility Marries Money: This is the idea behind the very sudden wedding between Iori and Hisayo. The well-respected Hanayashiki family arranges a marriage with the wealthy Yonekura family to restore their fortunes. Writing Around Trademarks: The aforementioned skyscraper of gold had a group of soldiers run interference to help get rid of them.


Heel?Face Turn: At the end of the story, the Wild Machines, who have spent history trying to wipe out humanity, are now working with Ash's plan, maintaining Lost Burgundy and keeping reality functioning. The Hanayashikis are guaranteed financial security and the Yonekuras benefit from the Hanayashiki reputation.
The groom stays for the ceremony but ends up running away that night, chasing after his lover.
For Cassie and her Circle of witches, it's hard to imagine life in New Salem getting any worse.
Big Electric Switch When Nick Rivers is being taken to be executed, the electric chair is activated with an electric switch.
Jeanne d'Archetype: Ash is in some respects very much like Jeanne d'Arc, including hearing voices. The remaining family members seem to get along, however, and still consider it a legitimate alliance. A band of powerful witch hunters is targeting the group, determined to destroy them one by one. Jerk Ass: Fernando starts out as a huge jerk and a misogynist, among other less-than-pleasing qualities.
Odd Couple: Yuuichi is down to earth and realistic while Iori is impractical, otherworldly, and has very scattered attachments to actual things.
And Cassie's half sister, Scarlett, won't rest until she has a spot in the Circle?even if she has to kill Cassie to get it.The Circle's only hope against their enemies is Cassie's father's Book of Shadows?an ancient guide to the world of dark magic. Bigger Is Better in Bed: Hillary literally breaks out a tape measure when she's reunited with Nigel, holding it in a way that implies a spectacular result. Bilingual Bonus: While a lot of the German phrases are rendered in As Long as It Sounds Foreign style, a few of them are actual jokes. Literary Agent Hypothesis: the book is supposedly what Pierce Ratcliff, the historian who's piecing together Ash's history or legend, is writing for publication. They aren't quite a case of Opposites Attract, but in-story Yuuichi remarks to himself how they are an unlikely pair. Cassie's drawn in by the book's sinister spell, and it starts controlling her emotions and impulses, unraveling her relationship with Adam as it takes over her life. Interspersed in the work are snippets of Ratcliff's private notes and correspondence with his editor.
The Marvelous Deer: To decide who shall become the new Duke of Burgundy, the pretenders to the throne try to bring down one of these.
Floria succeeds, and as she does, the power of her bloodline causes the stag to morph from an ethereal, supernatural creature into an ordinary dead animal.
Please Put Some Clothes On: Yuuichi has trouble getting Iori to put on clothes again after he's taken them off and basically has to dress him himself.
Cassie hasn?t felt this alone since she moved to New Salem and joined the Circle ? the closest thing to a family she?s ever known. But now that the Circle has been possessed by powerful evil spirits, Cassie is left with no choice but to turn to her dark side to rescue them.
As she struggles to get through to her friends, and her soul mate, Adam, she finds an unexpected ally?one who will tempt her more than ever before. With her enemies quickly closing in, Cassie fights to keep her heart true and her soul pure. Real Men Hate Sugar: At the start Kyuusai rejecting all sweets seems like he's subtly teasing Yuuichi for being unmanly, but it turns out he was being literal and sugar actually kills people from their clan. But she knows better than anyone that all magic comes at a price, especially when Black John?s Book of Shadows is involved.
During her residence in New Salem, Cassie befriends the kind and warm hearted Diana, who welcomes Cassie into her ?clique.? Throughout the series, Cassie discovers her family?s lineage of magic and the darkness that threatens both her and her coven.
Runaway Groom: Iori actually does get through the ceremony, but immediately afterwards decides to chase Yuuichi across the world, leaving his bride and his mother rather surprised.
Unlike the rest of her coven she has true dreams which allow her to see past and future events. Her father, Black John, planned for her to be the leader of the circle, but she turned on him and was able to kill him with the help of the circle. Sheltered Aristocrat: Yuuichi regards Iori this way because of his lack of worldliness, and while he doesn't like it he outright states that the marriage will be a good thing for Iori since Yuuichi doubts Iori could live a poor life. He and Cassie met briefly before she came to New Salem when she helped him escape witch hunters, but he never gave her his name. He and Diana were involved, having had feelings for each other since childhood, but Adam falls for Cassie without meaning to betray Diana, and at the end of the third book Diana gives her blessing for them to be together.
1920s-30s wasn't enough, it turns out that if Yuuichi doesn't take Iori's life, he will die instead. He has a dog named Raj and is skilled in nature magic; he is many times compared with nature gods. Sweet Tooth: Iori has one, and Yuuichi is treated as if he does by his uncle because the fact that he can eat sweets at all is so significant.
Throughout the series, Diana becomes jealous of Adam?s attraction toward Cassie, and also the extent of Cassie?s powers, but eventually gives them her blessing.
Traditionally beautiful and incredibly patient, she is a natural leader of the circle but is many times challenged by her responsibilities. Translation Convention: The characters speak in reasonably modern English, including cursing, as a deliberate stylistic choice to make them more approachable and understandable.
What is Hisao's deal?) Why Couldn't You Be Different?: Yuuichi is initially abandoned for appearing to be a muggle but then assigned a clan guardian to watch over him in case he starts showing signs of change. In perhaps an inversion, despite his uncle's congratulations when his supernatural side finally awakens, Yuuichi is horrified at becoming "normal". After the arrival of Cassie Blake, Faye is hateful toward Cassie, as she sadistically uses magic to cause Cassie harm.
Throughout the series, Faye is the best friend of Deborah and Suzan and they are considered the meanest girls in New England.
She allies herself with Black John and falls in love with him before she realizes that he is just using her and turns against him with the circle. After the arrival of Cassie Blake, Nick instantly becomes attracted to her, which sparks a rivalry between him and Adam.
After the arrival of Cassie Blake, both Christopher and Douglas agree to help Faye taunt Cassie, in exchange for Faye convincing her friends, Deborah and Suzan, to go out with them. Throughout the series, Cassie discovers that Christopher and Douglas also had a sister, whom had mysteriously died on the night of her fifteenth birthday, shortly after Cassie arrived in New Salem.
They were both devastated by her death and tried many times to convince the circle to take action against the outsiders who they suspected to be involved. Eventually it was revealed that their sister was killed by Sean under Black John's influenced and they were able to forgive him.
After the arrival of Cassie Blake, Deborah is initially hateful toward Cassie, however she later becomes an unsuspected ally of Cassie, after the discovery of Cassie?s exceedingly powerful magic. Despite her attitude, she respects those who stand up to her and likes Cassie because she has a hidden strength. After the arrival of Cassie Blake, Laurel initially finds Cassie unappealing, however she later becomes a good friend of Cassie, and helps her to control her powers. Throughout the series, Laurel is commonly noted for her proficiency of brewing magical potions, and casting spells to heal her alcoholic step-father.
Creator Cameo: The three directors, Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker, play the three guards who arrest Nick in the "prop room". She has a lot of knowledge on crystals, which is vital for the final battle with Black John. Nick is about to be executed by firing squad but they get a call that he is allowed to perform his concert that night. They make the call to stop the execution but the only one close enough to the phone is an elderly woman on a walker. After the arrival of Cassie Blake, Sean is initially weary of Cassie, and finds her to be an ?unnatural witch?. Throughout the series, Sean has a very distant relationship with everyone except Faye, for whom he has an undying respect. It's later revealed that Black John possessed him to commit several murders but the circle was able to heal him from the curse. After the arrival of Cassie Blake, due to Suzan's friendship with Faye, Suzan is initially cautious of Cassie, however later becomes a good friend of Cassie's. Throughout the series, Suzan also becomes a good friend with Diana, despite Faye?s disapproval.
The military vehicle that crashes into it manages to leave the scene of the accident successfully, despite being on fire.
She comes to New Salem to kill Cassie to gain a spot on the circle, become it's leader as she was "meant to". In consequence of her mother's use of dark magic, she couldn't stay in New Salem, and was later killed by witch hunters. Fake-Out Make-Out: Nick and Hillary manage to combine this with Lost in a Crowd, avoiding a patrol by ducking into a park crowded with couples making out and doing likewise. Fearsome Foot: Masterfully parodied in a scene in which Nick is trying to infiltrate a fortress by crawling on the grass. She is the daughter of Amelia Blake and John Blackwell, best friend and older paternal half-sister of Diana Meade, ex-girlfriend and best friend of Adam Conant and also a member of the Chance Harbor Circle.
Cassie was a happy, normal teenage girl until her mother Amelia died in what appeared to be a tragic accidental fire but not such as an accident. Orphaned and deeply saddened, Cassie moved in with her warm and loving grandmother Jane in the beautiful small town of Chance Harbor, Washington - the town her mother left so many years before - where the residents seems to know more about Cassie than she does about herself. As Cassie gets to know her high school classmates, including sweet-natured Diana, her handsome boyfriend Adam, brooding loner Nick, mean-girl Faye and her sidekick Melissa, strange and frightening things begin to happen. Fictional Sport: Skeet surfing - combining skeet shooting with surfing (complete with a parodic Beach Boys style surf song) in the opening sequence.
When her new friends explain that they are all descended from powerful witches, and they've been waiting for Cassie to join them and complete a new generation of the Secret Circle, Cassie refuses to believe them - until Adam shows her how to unlock her incredible magical powers.
This is, of course, as stupidly dangerous as it sounds, with errant shots hitting palm trees, hang gliders, and even passing airplanes. But it's not until Cassie discovers a message from her mother in an old leather-bound book of spells hidden in her mother's childhood bedroom, that she understands her true and dangerous destiny.
What Cassie and the others don't yet know is that darker powers are at play, powers that might be linked to the adults in the town, including Diana's father and Faye's mother - and that Cassie's mother's death might not have been an accident.
But the more time passes by, the more Cassie gets confident of herself and develops her incredible potential. Shortly before Cassie's birth John betrayed Amelia by having an affair with Elizabeth Meade which resulted in Diana Meade being born less than a month later. Sara Armstrong stated in the Witness flashback that Amelia would never forgive John for what he did to her and she said that Amelia helped Ethan in his plot to killed John which backfired.
The pilot and Resistance members using the RAF emblem on the side of the plane as a dartboard. Later consumed by guilt and stripped of her magic, she later abandoned what was left her coven by moving to Los Angeles with Cassie. Amelia had to keep witchcraft and Cassie's magic legacy along with the truth about her father a secret from her daughter prior to her death in Pilot.
Double gag in that it's actually a high school fight song (Sherwood High School in Wisconsin). Despite Cassie's independent and strong-willed persona, she is a very kind and loving young woman who cares deeply about her family and friends. Getting Crap Past the Radar: In the prison sequence, a sex toy called "The Anal Intruder" is prominently featured. Hillary measures every inch of The Torch, who is either hung like a stallion, fully erect, or both. First her mother died and the loss, along with the realization she will have to start doing things on her own, mae her tougher. Two phallic scenes in a row: Cedric's telescopic antenna and the ballet, the latter of which was bowdlerized for cable. Then her grandmother died and she channeled all the anger she felt against the witch hunters.After the horrific death of her mother, Cassie travels to the picturesque town of Chance Harbor to live with her warm and loving grandmother Jane Blake.
As Cassie begins her first day at her new high school, she comes to know the gentle and kind Diana Meade who invites Cassie to join her and her friends at the Boathouse Bar and Grill. Later, while awaiting for Diana at the Boathouse, Cassie is introduced to Faye Chamberlain and her best friend Melissa Glaser Becoming annoyed by Faye, and impatient with Diana, Cassie decides to leave until her car inexplicably catches fire. After being rescued by the good-looking Adam Conant, Cassie instantly becomes attracted to the young-man.
Instead of being attracted to ships and blowing them up like a regular magnetic mine, it's so powerful it drags ships to itself from hundreds of miles away.
However, as Cassie struggles to adjust in her new hometown, Diana persuades Cassie to accompanying her to an old abandoned house. Once there, Adam, Diana, Faye, Melissa, and Nick all convince Cassie that they are descended from a long and powerful line of witches, and they've been waiting for her to join them and complete a new generation of the Secret Circle. Refusing to believe them, Cassie runs away, until later when Adam shows her how to harness her magical powers.After witnessing the efficiency of their power, Adam and Cassie fall into a trance where they nearly kiss. Later that night, Cassie pays a visit to Adam's father, Ethan Conant, who explains that she and Adam are destined to be together After leaving the Boathouse, Cassie meets up with Diana who tries to explain the history of their magic, and the importance of staying together. Despite her effort to counteract the spell, Cassie is the only witch strong enough to reverse the damage and to stop the storm.
Later that night, after Cassie returns home she discovers a hidden passage in the wall of Amelia's childhood bedroom.
There she discovers an old leather-bound book of spells with message from her mother that explains Cassie's dangerous destiny and the darkness of her past.
The following morning, in an effort to distance herself from the Circle and establish a normal teenage life in Chance Harbor, Cassie befriends Sally Matthews, a non-witch Concerned their powers are getting out of control, Diana pushes everyone to bind the Circle, but Faye is thrilled with the increase in her powers and refuses to participate, while Melissa flirts with Nick despite Faye's warnings. Meanwhile, Adam fights his growing feelings for Cassie, but circumstances continue to throw them together, forcing Cassie to make a decision. Last Minute Reprieve: Nick is so popular that the consulate insists on him giving one last performance before his execution.


Later, the annual Chance Harbor Celebration Festival, Sally is fatally harmed when Faye Chamberlain accidentally pushed her over a balcony. However after Dawn Chamberlain uses a crystal to magically heal Sally, who had little to no memory of what happened After realizing the dangers of their magic, the Circle finally comes to terms with binding their powers.
The next day, a cute jock named Luke asks Cassie to the school dance, and after watching Adam spend time with Diana at the Boathouse, she accepts his offer.
Meanwhile, Melissa sees the dance as an opportunity to get closer to Nick Faye, on the other hand, has no plans to go and remains focused on finding a way to control her powers. It seems that Hillary is consoling Nick for his failure to perform, but it turns out that she's reading a trashy romance novel out loud.
Feeling guilty that her mother and her Circle may have had something to do with Heather's current state, Cassie tells Diana that she wants to use magic to help Heather. However, after Diana refuses to help, Cassie reluctantly turns to Faye, who is more than happy to conjure up a spell ? for a price After Cassie and Faye unknowingly release a demon from its prison, as Faye skims through Cassie's Book of Shadows, the girls are later attacked by Abaddon, who wishes to kill the Circle and steal their powers.
Lost in a Crowd: Nick and Hillary hide from German pursuit by mixing with crowd of lovers in a park and making out along with them. However, after the untimely death of Heather Barnes, the demon exits her body and later enters within Melissa.
The following day, torn between her loyalties to the Circle and her family, Cassie wrestles with the secrets she must keep from her grandmother. Nick is thrown for a loop when Melissa adopts a new attitude and enlists his help to track down her family's Book of Shadows Faye is also recruited but isn't happy about being the third wheel. Meanwhile, Diana is craving some alone time with Adam and arranges a date night so they can rekindle the spark in their relationship, but all six of them are brought together to fight off a dark force that threatens to destroy the Circle from within. Made of Explodium: The Ford Pinto in the field detonates from the slightest tap on the rear bumper. Completely unaware of the new danger encroaching on their children, Dawn joins Charles aboard his boat to further their plans for the Circle, but is surprised to find that Charles may have more than business on his mind.
After countless battles between the Circle and "Melissa", Cassie finally turns to her grandmother for help However after the demon takes Nick to be his next host, the demon is later killed by Charles Meade.
Made of Iron: In the Traintop Battle, Kruger not only No Sells Cedric's punches, but when he falls prey to the classic "low bridge" kill, the bridge breaks. Following the death of Nick, when his older brother Jake returns to Chance Harbor, he learns a lot has changed since his last visit.
For one, the girl he left behind, Faye has discovered she's a witch and has plans to get even with the handsome guy who broke her heart. To complicate things further, he sets his sights on the alluring Cassie, much to Adam and Faye's dismay.
However Cassie is attacked by a witch hunter named Simone, the Circle must come together to fight off yet another enemy who threatens the coven. Deciding the Circle needs to have a little fun, Faye convinces Cassie to throw a Halloween party. With the help of Jake, a group of witch hunters are successfully able to kidnap Cassie an her friends. However the hunters find killing the witches easier said than done, especially with Cassie?s powers growing stronger by the day. The Mole: Someone in the Resistance is feeding the Germans information on their plans and targets. One week has pasted since the Circle's encounter with the witch hunters, and with Melissa away visiting relatives the Circle isn't as strong. Meanwhile, after not hearing from her grandmother for a couple of days, Cassie becomes concerned and wants to go look for her. It turns out to be Nigel, who was evidently "turned" during his time with the salvage pirates. A storm turns the day trip into an overnight excursion, so Faye suggests a little game of Truth or Dare to liven up the evening. It appears to pull away from the station, but as we look out the train's window we see that the station has pulled away from the train. However, things take a horrible turn when Faye is forced to reckon with someone from her past. As Cassie helps Faye deal with demons of her past, she makes a horrifying discovery when she magically unearths the murdered body of Henry Chamberlain, Faye?s beloved grandfather. As Cassie becomes more and more curious of ancestry, she and Jake begin to look into her father's side of the family, hoping to discover more about her lineage and why she has powers separate from the Circle. Meanwhile, Adam becomes protective of Cassie when Faye reveals that Jake might be hiding something dangerous from them. At the same time, Adam's equally concerned when Melissa's cousin Holden comes to town and catches Diana's eye. Later, the Circle is attacked by yet another attempt from the witch hunters to kill the Circle. However, after the discovery of Jake's affiliation with the hunters, the Circle begins to doubt the trust of their friendship.Cassie turns to Adam when she uncovers a secret about herself that she needs kept from the rest of the Circle, including Diana. Meanwhile, Diana is thrilled when her grandmother Kate drops in for a visit, but Charles is suspicious of his mother's motives after Kate takes an unusual interest in Cassie. Meanwhile, Faye recruits a mysterious stranger named Lee to help her with a spell that could change the balance of the Circle forever. After Cassie asks Adam for help when she wants to look into her father's past, and their search leads them to an eerily familiar place.
It also rekindles an old flame when Adam, thrilled to be spending time with Cassie again, asks her to the Fire and Ice dance. In an effort to be a better father, Ethan offers to chaperone the dance, much to Adam's dismay. After Jake returns to Chance Harbor to warn Cassie that unless they find out how her father was killed in the boat fire sixteen years ago, she'll meet with the same tragic death. However, after Jake suggests an extremely dangerous method to finally uncover what happened on that fateful day, Adam and Diana suspect he may have an ulterior motive. In an effort to usurp the other, both Charles and Dawn try to get Ethan on board as an ally. Faye gets trapped in a dangerous situation when one of Lee's friends, Callum stops by the shop. After receiving a frightening warning about the witch hunters' return, Cassie enlists the Circle's help.
At the same time, her true feelings for Adam and Jake surface during a birthday party that Ethan decides to throw with the help of Diana. Meanwhile, Faye and Melissa take their inner power to a chilling new level when they try a little of Lee's "Devil's Spirit." In honor of the holiday, Faye and Melissa throw a girls only anti-Valentine's Day slumber party for themselves and fellow witches Diana and Cassie. But the night gets wilder than expected when Melissa offers Diana some mood altering "Devil's Spirit" and the first person Diana loosens up around is Lee, who crashes the party to help Faye achieve her own power. Meanwhile, Cassie is forced to turn to Adam and Jake after she becomes haunted by the spirits of some vengeful witches. However, her surprise quickly turns to suspicion when he asks her to return the medallion she found in the wreckage of the fire that killed their parents. Jake offers to trade himself for Cassie's freedom and when Adam realizes they're in trouble he calls the Circle.
Meanwhile, Faye and Diana are concerned when Melissa starts spending more time with Callum.
After confiding in Adam, he tells her he knows Blackwell was looking for a device to drain witches' powers and clearly back to his old ways.
Faye shows up at Lee's house to invite him to the school fundraiser, but is taken aback when Eva greets her at the door claiming to be Lee's girlfriend. Meanwhile, Melissa encourages Diana to date a normal guy and points her in the direction of a new, handsome guy in town. He suggests they go visit her grandmother, Jane to find out if there is a spell to reverse it. Meanwhile, Eva starts stalking Faye and Charles makes his next move against Blackwell.Jake gets a surprise visit from an old acquaintance named Samuel, a witch hunter, who has a message for Blackwell about Eben's surprising next move. Cassie intervenes, forces Samuel to reveal his news and is stunned to find out what Eben is trying to resurrect. Meanwhile, Diana is frustrated that keeping the secrets of who they are is building a barrier between her and Grant. Faye and Melissa agree to help out Adam at the Boathouse and in return get him to help them use their magic to enhance their love life. In Crystal, Cassie finds out that Diana was her half sister because Royce, Jake's grandfather, said that his Crystal was hidden in a mine and he spelled it so that no Witch with Dark Magic can acess it. When Cassie and Jake got to the mine to rescue Adam and Melissa, Cassie started choking and couldn't go in, since she had Dark Magic. Later, Diana said that she couldn't help Melissa and Adam out of the mine either because she was choking as well, meaning that she has dark magic and is the other child of Blackwell in the Circle. In Traitor , Cassie realized that her grandmother (Jane Blake) is dead, so she falls into sadness and anger believing the witch hunters had killed her grandmother. Adam tried to comfort her and she accidently kissed him, resulting her to be very sorry.While Cassie confronted John that she wants to kill the witch hunters now more than ever.
At the Abandoned House, Faye and Jake brought some good news that they found a crystal, but its energy was drained out, but was stolen by the traitor later in the episode. This resulted Cassie, Diana,Jake and Faye into going the most creepiest place on earth-as Faye mentioned, but before that Jake wanted to asked about the witch who was working for Eben so he arranged a meeting with Issac so they came there first. Instead of Issac there, it was Ian who told Jake that Eben had killed Isaac because he had let the traitor escaped and informed him that he never met the traitor. Cassie then attacked Ian by sufficating him causing Diana and Jake to try and stop her, after that Ian critisized Jake and went away.When half the circle and Cassie arrived there, the creepiest place on Earth actually was an The Abandoned Carnival. As the circle went in they were seperated into two groups; Faye with Jake and Cassie with Diana even though Diana wanted to go with Faye instead because she doesn't want to talk with Cassie about her being half-sister of Cassie, but Faye said she doesn't want to go with any of the dark magic super twins with her which changed Diana's mind of going with Faye.
Cassie tried to talk with Diana that dark magic isn't that bad, but it can save people like she saved Diana during the time Luke almost killed Diana (Masked). When both Diana and Cassie heard a noise they ran there and saw the traitor.Cassie decided to kill the traitor, but Diana insisted not to so she just knock him down.
Adam Conant is a witch, son of Catherine and Ethan Conant, ex-boyfriend of both Diana Meade and Cassie Blake, who is also his best friend. Adam found out about his magic with the help of his girlfriend Diana sometime before Cassie Blake arrived into Chance Harbor, Washington. Always feeling responsible for Cassie, his behavior raised question for Diana, and when Adam's father told her Cassie and Adam's love was meant to be, she broke up with him. After trying to win her trust back, he became more and more confident about his relationship with Cassie and the two officially started to date, until John Blackwell, Cassie's newly returned father, told them their love was a curse more than a destiny. Adam was born on January 28, 1995 to Catherine and Ethan Conant, but only grew with his father, because his mother died in the Boatyard Fire sometime after his birth.
However, he was really close to his grandfather, James Conant who used to distract him by cloaking and uncloaking objects, as well as telling him stories. During his teens, Adam began a romantic relationship with Diana Meade which grew stronger and stronger, until Diana found out they were witches that she and Adam were too, in her mother's Book of shadows. He first saw her in Chance Harbor High School's hallway, but properly met her at the Boathouse, where he works as a bus boy for his father.
A few minutes later, he saved her when her car mysteriously caught on fire and brought her back to her grandmother's house. The following day, Adam and Cassie met at the Abandoned House where Diana revealed to Cassie she was a witch too - born to be in a coven along herself, Melissa Glaser, Nick Armstrong, Faye Chamberlain and Adam.
Scared, Cassie took off and Adam followed in the woods, where he calmed her down and showed her the truth, by making the drops of water levitate. At night, he came to apologize for trying to kiss her during the afternoon and told her she was not alone. After Cassie provoked an accident in chemistry class, Adam suggested to help her control her undeniable magic. But again, while they were practicing, their "connection" made the spell stronger and a light bulb exploded. When Diana told him she was afraid of his sudden friendship, he reassured her and kissed her. Later at night, he picked up Cassie and went to the beach and bound himself and his magic with the others, completing the Circle, after Faye almost killed Sally Matthews. A friend of Adam, Luke, asked him if he could invite Cassie to the School Dance, and to protect his relationship with Diana, Adam helped him approach Cassie.
During the Dance however, Cassie soon distanced herself from Luke, and as nobody was dancing, Sally pushed Cassie to dance with Adam. After learning that something bad happened to Heather Barnes, and that it might have been Amelia Blake's fault, Adam agreed to accompany Cassie to Finn Creek in order to investigate. He and Cassie later searched for an explanation in the Blake Family's Book of Shadows that Cassie showed to him, and found out what was keeping Heather away was a suppression sigil. Diana however told Cassie it is too dangerous to undo it, and Adam learned with Diana's own Book that the sigil was used to counteract possession. Trying to warn her, it was too late however, as she had undone the spell and Heather attacked Cassie and Faye. Adam and Diana were having a romantic diner at Diana's to spend some quality time together, apart from the Circle, when Cassie texted them about troubles. They rushed to the Abandoned House to see what was happening and found out Melissa was possessed.
In the end, the Circle failed to get the Demon, who had sneaked into Nick's body, out of their friend Melissa before he "supposedly" drowned himself to kill it.
His ability to charm those around him and his utter devotion towards people are other admirable traits.



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