History Awesome / InheritanceCycle

21st Jul '16 6:34:40 PM YpsiFang
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* In ''Eldest,'' [[spoiler: Murtagh]] earned the respect of many when he [[spoiler: announced his return by beat Eragon up, even ''after'' Eragon's training]]. Even the fact that he had just done it to [[spoiler:the protagonist]], did little to diminish the awesomeness. Thorn also cemented his badassery by [[spoiler: holding his own against and wounding Saphira even when he was severely injured and Saphira was armored.]] According to WordOfGod, Murtagh would have overpowered Eragon like this even if Eragon hadn't just been through a battle.

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* In ''Eldest,'' [[spoiler: Murtagh]] Murtagh earned the respect of many when he [[spoiler: announced his return by beat beating Eragon up, even ''after'' Eragon's training]]. Even the fact that he had just done it to [[spoiler:the protagonist]], did little to diminish the awesomeness. Thorn also cemented his badassery by [[spoiler: holding his own against and wounding Saphira even when he was severely injured and Saphira was armored.]] According to WordOfGod, Murtagh would have overpowered Eragon like this even if Eragon hadn't just been through a battle.
12th Mar '16 3:17:28 PM LordOfTheSword
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* Not an epic battle, or a well-planned siege, but Roran again, and still awesome nevertheless. In ''Inheritance'', Katrina is growing increasingly frustrated doing laundry, when Roran offers to do it to give her a break. She protests because people would think it unseemly, but he ''insists'' on doing it, indicating that he really doesn't care ''what'' other people would think and that it would be good to do something with his hands other than swinging his hammer.

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* Not an epic battle, or a well-planned siege, but Roran again, and still awesome nevertheless. In ''Inheritance'', Katrina is growing increasingly frustrated doing laundry, when Roran offers to do it to give her a break. She protests because people would think it unseemly, but he ''insists'' on doing it, indicating that he really doesn't care ''what'' other people would think and that it would be good to do something with his hands other than swinging his hammer.hammer.
* Waíse néiat - "[[TakingYouWithMe Be]] [[MadeOfExplodium not]]."
10th Feb '16 10:08:50 AM Temporary14
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** This also counts as a moment for the hero himself. If he were like the elves, he'd probably just ignore Elva, but he was willing to at least listen to other people.
21st Oct '15 11:02:59 AM JMQwilleran
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* The steps Eragon takes at the very end of the series to avoid becoming another "Galbatorix" is pretty amazing as well. He's more than aware of how easy it would be for him to become a powerful, unmatched ruler, and yet he resists all temptation and takes steps to ensure he will not be made king or leader. It may not seem amazing, but turning down power like that isn't easy as it may look.

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* The steps Eragon takes at the very end of the series to avoid becoming another "Galbatorix" is pretty amazing as well. He's more than aware of how easy it would be for him to become a powerful, unmatched ruler, and yet he resists all temptation and takes steps to ensure he will not be made king or leader. It may not seem amazing, but turning down power like that isn't easy as it may look.look.
* Not an epic battle, or a well-planned siege, but Roran again, and still awesome nevertheless. In ''Inheritance'', Katrina is growing increasingly frustrated doing laundry, when Roran offers to do it to give her a break. She protests because people would think it unseemly, but he ''insists'' on doing it, indicating that he really doesn't care ''what'' other people would think and that it would be good to do something with his hands other than swinging his hammer.
10th May '15 11:13:03 PM omegafire17
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* Sloan's calling out Eragon in ''Brisingr'' is a truly magnificent WhatTheHellHero moment, and Eragon's reaction subtracts the "Hero" part from the SociopathicHero normally associated with him.

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* Sloan's calling out Eragon in ''Brisingr'' is a truly magnificent WhatTheHellHero moment, and Eragon's reaction subtracts the "Hero" part from the SociopathicHero normally associated with him.moment.
10th May '15 5:43:28 PM omegafire17
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*** [[TenMinuteRetirement He slept through the first day.]] [[note]] [[RrealityEnsues He was utterly exhausted from riding for several days straight.]][[/note]]

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*** [[TenMinuteRetirement He slept through the first day.]] [[note]] [[RrealityEnsues [[RealityEnsues He was utterly exhausted from riding for several days straight.]][[/note]]
10th May '15 5:43:02 PM omegafire17
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*** [[TenMinuteRetirement He slept through the first day.]] [[note:]] [[RrealityEnsues He was utterly exhausted from riding for several days straight.]][[/note]]

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*** [[TenMinuteRetirement He slept through the first day.]] [[note:]] [[note]] [[RrealityEnsues He was utterly exhausted from riding for several days straight.]][[/note]]
10th May '15 5:42:40 PM omegafire17
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** Except they didn't really appear.

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** Except they didn't really appear.Then she does, in her rescue of Eragon and Arya, and battle with [[spoiler: the High Priest of Helgrind]].



*** [[TenMinuteRetirement He slept through the first day.]]

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*** [[TenMinuteRetirement He slept through the first day.]] [[note:]] [[RrealityEnsues He was utterly exhausted from riding for several days straight.]][[/note]]
29th Mar '15 6:01:41 PM krysrhap77
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* Roran [[spoiler:capturing Aroughs.

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* Roran [[spoiler:capturing Aroughs. ]]
23rd Dec '14 4:22:40 PM WhizzerMckwoff
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* At the end of the first book, Eragon is outmatched in a fight with Durza in the main chamber of Tronjheim, surrounded by urgals, while Saphira and Arya are stuck in the Dragonhold a mile above his head, separated from him by the seemingly indestructible Star Sapphire, a sixty-foot wide and thick gemstone that is the heart of the dwarves' city. Right when Eragon is injured and a moment away from defeat, Arya uses her magic to ''break'' the Star Saphhire, shattering it, while she and Saphira fly down through the falling fragments toward him, Saphira breathing fire for the first time. Durza is momentarily shocked and stares, distracted, and in that one brief moment, Eragon summons up the last of his strength, sets his sword on fire, and stabs him through the heart, utterly destroying the Shade.
* In the second book, ''Eldest'', Roran (a minor character from the first book, ''Eragon'',) proves his awesomeness by not only rallying the village into taking up arms against a squad of trained military soldiers and a pair of human-like condors who eat flesh, but afterwards convinces nearly the ''entire village'' to abandon their home, march over freezing mountains, steal a cargo ship from a guarded city, sail through a whirlpool, and join a rebel movement. This troper sometimes opens the book just to read his parts of the story!
* In ''Eldest,'' [[spoiler: Murtagh]] earned the respect of many when he [[spoiler: announced his return by kicking Eragon's ass ''all over the place'', even ''after'' Eragon's elven power-up]]. Even the fact that he had just done it to [[spoiler:the protagonist]], did little to diminish the awesomeness. Thorn also cemented his badassery by [[spoiler: holding his own against and wounding Saphira even when he was severely injured and Saphira was armored.]] According to WordOfGod, Murtagh would have overpowered Eragon like this even if Eragon hadn't just been through a battle.

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* At the end of the first book, Eragon is outmatched in a fight with Durza in the main chamber of Tronjheim, surrounded by urgals, while Saphira and Arya are stuck in the Dragonhold a mile above his head, separated from slaying him by the seemingly indestructible Star Sapphire, a sixty-foot wide and thick gemstone that is the heart of the dwarves' city. Right when Eragon is injured and a moment away from defeat, Arya uses her magic to ''break'' the Star Saphhire, shattering it, while she and Saphira fly down through the falling fragments toward him, Saphira breathing fire for the first time. Durza is momentarily shocked and stares, distracted, and in that one brief moment, Eragon summons up the last of his strength, sets his sword on fire, and stabs stabbing him through the heart, utterly destroying the Shade.
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* In the second book, ''Eldest'', Roran (a minor character from the first book, ''Eragon'',) proves his awesomeness by not only rallying rallies the village into taking up arms against a squad of trained military soldiers and a pair of human-like condors who eat flesh, but afterwards convinces nearly the ''entire village'' to abandon their home, march over freezing mountains, steal a cargo ship from a guarded city, sail through a whirlpool, and join a rebel movement. This troper sometimes opens the book just to read his parts of the story!
* In ''Eldest,'' [[spoiler: Murtagh]] earned the respect of many when he [[spoiler: announced his return by kicking Eragon's ass ''all over the place'', beat Eragon up, even ''after'' Eragon's elven power-up]].training]]. Even the fact that he had just done it to [[spoiler:the protagonist]], did little to diminish the awesomeness. Thorn also cemented his badassery by [[spoiler: holding his own against and wounding Saphira even when he was severely injured and Saphira was armored.]] According to WordOfGod, Murtagh would have overpowered Eragon like this even if Eragon hadn't just been through a battle.



* In previewing ''Book IV'', Christopher Paolini actually used the term "crowning moment of awesomeness" in relation to Angela, stating “There is a lot more to Angela than meets the eye. If you like her, you’re in for a treat with Book Four. Angela gets several crowning moments of awesomeness therein.”
* Oromis and Glaedr not only battling Murtagh and Thorn above Gil'ead, but also holding their own before Galbatorix intervenes. Another mention goes to the elves, who enter the war against the Empire not by marching to join the Varden or sending out messengers, but by capturing ''one of its major military bases.'' And then mocking ''frickin' Galbatorix.''

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* In previewing ''Book IV'', Christopher Paolini actually used the term "crowning moment of awesomeness" in relation to Angela, stating “There is a lot more to Angela than meets the eye. If you like her, you’re in for a treat with Book Four. Angela gets several crowning moments of awesomeness therein.

** Except they didn't really appear.
* Oromis and Glaedr and his rider not only battling Murtagh and Thorn above Gil'ead, but also holding their own before Galbatorix intervenes. Another mention goes to the elves, who enter the war against the Empire not by marching to join the Varden or sending out messengers, but by capturing ''one of its major military bases.'' And then mocking ''frickin' Galbatorix.''



** For those out there who don't know what this means, this guy basically just [[spoiler: turned himself in a frickin' nuclear bomb. ''A nuclear bomb.'']]

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** For those out there who don't know what this means, this guy he basically just [[spoiler: turned himself in a frickin' nuclear bomb. ''A into nuclear bomb.'']]]]



* Roran [[spoiler:capturing Aroughs. The guy had ''3 days'' to capture the nearly-impregnable city, only 800 warriors (with an insubordinate commander) + several truster villagers and a magician of modest abilities. He slept through the first day. He spent the 2nd day thoroughly studying anything of use for his plans. Then on the 3rd day, he and a force of warriors near single-handedly snuck into the city's waterways with barges, and captured it's center, through nothing more than sheer determination.]]

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* Roran [[spoiler:capturing Aroughs. The guy
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had ''3 days'' to capture the nearly-impregnable city, only 800 warriors (with an insubordinate commander) + commander), several truster villagers trusted villagers, and a magician of modest abilities. abilities.
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He slept through the first day. day.]]
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He spent the 2nd day thoroughly studying anything of use for his plans. plans.
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Then on the 3rd day, he and a force of warriors near single-handedly snuck into the city's waterways with barges, and captured it's center, through nothing more than sheer determination.]]



* From a narrative standpoint, the buildup and [[TheReveal Reveal]] of [[GiantFlyer Shruikan]]. You're left stunned by how big he's ''implied'' to be from outside Uru'baen. When he actually shows himself, you can ''feel'' how dumbstruck Eragon is by how freaking [[{{Kaiju}} HUGE]] he is, through some surprisingly good wording by Paolini, with only a small bit of PurpleProse.

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* From a narrative standpoint, the buildup and [[TheReveal Reveal]] of [[GiantFlyer Shruikan]]. You're The reader left stunned by how big he's ''implied'' to be from outside Uru'baen. When he actually shows himself, you can ''feel'' how dumbstruck Eragon is by how freaking [[{{Kaiju}} HUGE]] he is, through some surprisingly good wording by Paolini, with only a small bit of PurpleProse.



* The steps Eragon takes at the very end of the series to avoid becoming another "Galbatorix" is pretty awesome as well. He's more than aware of how easy it would be for him to become a powerful, unmatched ruler, and yet he resists all temptation and takes steps to ensure he will not be made king or leader. It may not seem all that awesome, but turning down power like that isn't easy as it may look.

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* The steps Eragon takes at the very end of the series to avoid becoming another "Galbatorix" is pretty awesome amazing as well. He's more than aware of how easy it would be for him to become a powerful, unmatched ruler, and yet he resists all temptation and takes steps to ensure he will not be made king or leader. It may not seem all that awesome, amazing, but turning down power like that isn't easy as it may look.
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