History Characters / HisDarkMaterials

1st Jul '17 9:05:50 PM Joysweeper
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* IndyPloy: Gleefully improvises all through the second half of ''Once Upon A Time In The North''.



* SouthernGentleman: Not only is he from the ''country'' of Texas, he goes to great lengths in some conversations to avoid offending his hosts.

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* SouthernGentleman: Not only is he from the ''country'' of Texas, he goes to great lengths in some conversations to avoid offending his hosts. He still has this trait as a twenty-four-year-old in ''Once Upon A Time In The North'', when he's unfailingly gracious and polite to various very abrupt and rude characters.
28th Jun '17 8:24:53 AM xcountryguy
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%%* ActionGirl

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%%* ActionGirl* ActionGirl: She's a plucky girl who JumpedAtTheCall and is already feisty at the beginning of the story.



* TheAtoner: [[spoiler:Why she initially wants to go to the land of the dead - to apologize to her friend Roger for having unwittingly caused his death.]]

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* TheAtoner: [[spoiler:Why she initially wants to go to the land of the dead - dead; to apologize to her friend Roger for having unwittingly caused his death.]]



%%* TheChosenOne

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%%* TheChosenOne* TheChosenOne: She is the only one that can read the alethiometer.



%%* LittleMissBadass

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%%* LittleMissBadass* LittleMissBadass: A pre-teen that can fool kings and can travel to the land of the dead and return to tell the tale.



His daemon lives inside of him, invisible, for the majority of the series, which alarmed Lyra the first time they met. After his ordeal in the Land of the Dead in the Amper Spyglass, his daemon is torn out of his body and later settles on the form of a subtly-coloured cat named Kirjava.

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His daemon lives inside of him, invisible, for the majority of the series, which alarmed Lyra the first time they met. After his ordeal in the Land of the Dead in the Amper Spyglass, ''The Amber Spyglass'', his daemon is torn out of his body and later settles on the form of a subtly-coloured cat named Kirjava.



* AllTheOtherReinDeer: In his back-story he was often bullied by his classmates because of his mother's mental illness, until he [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown snapped.]]

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* AllTheOtherReinDeer: AllTheOtherReindeer: In his back-story he was often bullied by his classmates because of his mother's mental illness, until he [[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown snapped.]]



%%* TheChosenOne

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%%* TheChosenOne* TheChosenOne: Wielder of the Subtle Knife.



%%* TheBigGuy
* TheBlacksmith / [[spoiler:UltimateBlacksmith]]: When he's first found he is working in a town fixing metal objects; he also made his own armor (what he calls his ''soul'') out of meteor metal. [[spoiler:Later on, after Will has shattered the subtle knife Iorek is the one who repairs it. That it is the only knife like that to have ever been made in all the MultiVerse ''ever'' barely even gives him pause.]]

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%%* TheBigGuy
* TheBlacksmith / [[spoiler:UltimateBlacksmith]]: TheBigGuy: Being an allied polar bear makes him much larger than the rest of the cast.
* TheBlacksmith:
When he's first found he is working in a town fixing metal objects; he also made his own armor (what he calls his ''soul'') out of meteor metal. [[spoiler:Later on, after Will has shattered the subtle knife Subtle Knife, Iorek is the one who repairs it. That it is the only knife like that to have ever been made in all the MultiVerse ''ever'' barely even gives him pause.]]



%%* TheStoic

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%%* TheStoic* TheStoic: There is hardly anything that gets under his skin. [[spoiler:Even repairing the Subtle Knife barely phases him.]]
28th Jun '17 8:08:32 AM xcountryguy
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* TheAtoner: [[spoiler: Why she initially wants to go to the land of the dead - to apologize to her friend Roger for having unwittingly caused his death.]]

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* TheAtoner: [[spoiler: Why [[spoiler:Why she initially wants to go to the land of the dead - to apologize to her friend Roger for having unwittingly caused his death.]]



* {{Determinator}}: No matter what, she ''will'' [[spoiler: somehow reach the Land of the Dead and apologize to Roger for causing his death]].
* GrowingUpSucks: When it means [[spoiler: you can't use your MacGuffin anymore, boy does it ever]].

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* {{Determinator}}: No matter what, she ''will'' [[spoiler: somehow [[spoiler:somehow reach the Land of the Dead and apologize to Roger for causing his death]].
* GrowingUpSucks: When it means [[spoiler: you [[spoiler:you can't use your MacGuffin anymore, boy does it ever]].



* ParentalAbandonment: In the backstory she was told, her parents died in an airship accident. This was a lie and the real truth was far more complex. Both are alive but do not want her to know they are her parents. [[spoiler: The man she knew as her uncle is actually her father and her mother never contacted her for eleven years and even then didn't tell her the truth.]]
* PunnyName: Lyra = Liar. [[spoiler: The harpies in the land of the dead play with this.]]
* ShootTheDog: She isn't afraid to do this, even to [[spoiler: herself in the land of the dead.]]

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* ParentalAbandonment: In the backstory she was told, her parents died in an airship accident. This was a lie and the real truth was far more complex. Both are alive but do not want her to know they are her parents. [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The man she knew as her uncle is actually her father and her mother never contacted her for eleven years and even then didn't tell her the truth.]]
* PunnyName: Lyra = Liar. [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The harpies in the land of the dead play with this.]]
* ShootTheDog: She isn't afraid to do this, even to [[spoiler: herself [[spoiler:herself in the land of the dead.]]



* CatsAreSuperior: [[spoiler: His daemon is eventually revealed to be a cat.]]

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* CatsAreSuperior: [[spoiler: His [[spoiler:His daemon is eventually revealed to be a cat.]]



* NiceJobBreakingItHero: [[spoiler: Shatters the subtle knife when he is distracted by a memory of his mother mid-cut.]]

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: [[spoiler: Shatters [[spoiler:Shatters the subtle knife Subtle Knife when he is distracted by a memory of his mother mid-cut.]]



* ShootTheDog: Or in this case, the [[spoiler: WeaselMascot]].

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* ShootTheDog: Or in this case, the [[spoiler: WeaselMascot]].[[spoiler:WeaselMascot]].



* TheBlacksmith / [[spoiler: UltimateBlacksmith]]: When he's first found he is working in a town fixing metal objects; he also made his own armor (what he calls his ''soul'') out of meteor metal. [[spoiler: Later on, after Will has shattered the subtle knife Iorek is the one who repairs it. That it is the only knife like that to have ever been made in all the MultiVerse ''ever'' barely even gives him pause.]]
* BlueAndOrangeMorality: [[spoiler: Iorek has counted Lee Scoresby as a friend for many years. When Scoresby perishes making a HeroicSacrifice for Lyra, his body is found and preserved by the witch Serafina Pekkala. Iorek travels north to find Lee's remains. To ''honor'' his friend, he then ''eats'' Scoresby's body and leaves the leftovers to feed the earth. To be fair, though, Iorek hadn't eaten for days while searching, and he knows Lee wouldn't have minded.]]

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* TheBlacksmith / [[spoiler: UltimateBlacksmith]]: [[spoiler:UltimateBlacksmith]]: When he's first found he is working in a town fixing metal objects; he also made his own armor (what he calls his ''soul'') out of meteor metal. [[spoiler: Later [[spoiler:Later on, after Will has shattered the subtle knife Iorek is the one who repairs it. That it is the only knife like that to have ever been made in all the MultiVerse ''ever'' barely even gives him pause.]]
* BlueAndOrangeMorality: [[spoiler: Iorek [[spoiler:Iorek has counted Lee Scoresby as a friend for many years. When Scoresby perishes making a HeroicSacrifice for Lyra, his body is found and preserved by the witch Serafina Pekkala. Iorek travels north to find Lee's remains. To ''honor'' his friend, he then ''eats'' Scoresby's body and leaves the leftovers to feed the earth. To be fair, though, Iorek hadn't eaten for days while searching, and he knows Lee wouldn't have minded.]]



* HeroicSacrifice: He prevents [[spoiler: the Muscovites (Russians) working for the Church]] from getting to John Parry and Lyra by fighting them off from behind a rock until the zeppelin carrying [[spoiler:the Muscovites falls, exploding and killing everyone in its vicinity.]]
* [[LikeaSontoMe Like a Daughter to Me]]: Embarks on the quest that eventually leads to his HeroicSacrifice because he wants to do something right by Lyra. He feels that she has been poorly treated by her real parents (a very accurate appraisal) and takes it on himself to protect her. [[spoiler: He doesn't get the chance to do so until after his death.]]

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* HeroicSacrifice: He prevents [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the Muscovites (Russians) working for the Church]] from getting to John Parry and Lyra by fighting them off from behind a rock until the zeppelin carrying [[spoiler:the Muscovites falls, exploding and killing everyone in its vicinity.]]
* [[LikeaSontoMe Like a Daughter to Me]]: Embarks on the quest that eventually leads to his HeroicSacrifice because he wants to do something right by Lyra. He feels that she has been poorly treated by her real parents (a very accurate appraisal) and takes it on himself to protect her. [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:He doesn't get the chance to do so until after his death.]]



* NeverGotToSayGoodbye: After being separated from Lyra in [[spoiler: the balloon crash towards the end of the first book, Lee does not get to see her again before he dies. He does, finally, meet Lyra again in the final book while he is a shade in the underworld.]]
* ShootTheShaggyDog: Zig-zagged. [[spoiler: Lee goes questing for Grumman because he believes he knows the whereabouts of an object that could protect Lyra - the subtle knife. While Lyra does come under the protection of the knife and its wielder, Will Parry, that happens as a part of a completely different chain of events and happens several chapters before Lee's HeroicSacrifice. Instead Lee delivers Grumman, real name John Parry, to see his son for the first time in twelve years.]]

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* NeverGotToSayGoodbye: After being separated from Lyra in [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the balloon crash towards the end of the first book, Lee does not get to see her again before he dies. He does, finally, meet Lyra again in the final book while he is a shade in the underworld.]]
* ShootTheShaggyDog: Zig-zagged. [[spoiler: Lee [[spoiler:Lee goes questing for Grumman because he believes he knows the whereabouts of an object that could protect Lyra - the subtle knife. While Lyra does come under the protection of the knife and its wielder, Will Parry, that happens as a part of a completely different chain of events and happens several chapters before Lee's HeroicSacrifice. Instead Lee delivers Grumman, real name John Parry, to see his son for the first time in twelve years.]]



* SparedByTheAdaptation: [[spoiler: In the stage play, he has a smaller role, pretty much vanishing from the story before the scene of his death. As he is not present in the world of the dead, it has to be assumed that he survived.]]

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* SparedByTheAdaptation: [[spoiler: In [[spoiler:In the stage play, he has a smaller role, pretty much vanishing from the story before the scene of his death. As he is not present in the world of the dead, it has to be assumed that he survived.]]



* ActionMom: Had a son with [[spoiler: Farder Coram]], that died at a young age.

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* ActionMom: Had a son with [[spoiler: Farder [[spoiler:Farder Coram]], that died at a young age.



* MayflyDecemberRomance: Was in love with [[spoiler: Farder Coram]] and had a child by him as well. He frets about seeing her, as he has become a frail old man and she is just as she was in his youth.

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* MayflyDecemberRomance: Was in love with [[spoiler: Farder [[spoiler:Farder Coram]] and had a child by him as well. He frets about seeing her, as he has become a frail old man and she is just as she was in his youth.



* WhoWantsToLiveForever: When she was in love with [[spoiler: Farder Coram]], she felt something like this, saying she would have gladly given up her life as a witch to be by his side.

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* WhoWantsToLiveForever: When she was in love with [[spoiler: Farder [[spoiler:Farder Coram]], she felt something like this, saying she would have gladly given up her life as a witch to be by his side.



* FateWorseThanDeath: [[spoiler: Its suggested that those who fall into the Abyss between worlds will never escape - and that extends to their souls, as well. He is trapped, falling with Metatron and Mrs. Coulter, ''even after he dies.'' '''Forever.''']]
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Throws himself into the Abyss while gripping Metatron to take the angel out of the picture forever.]]

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* FateWorseThanDeath: [[spoiler: Its [[spoiler:It's suggested that those who fall into the Abyss between worlds will never escape - and that extends to their souls, as well. He is trapped, falling with Metatron and Mrs. Coulter, ''even after he dies.'' '''Forever.''']]
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Throws [[spoiler:Throws himself into the Abyss while gripping Metatron to take the angel out of the picture forever.]]



* WouldHurtAChild: [[spoiler: He kills Roger to create the portal between worlds he needs for his plans.]]

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* WouldHurtAChild: [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:He kills Roger to create the portal between worlds he needs for his plans.]]



* FateWorseThanDeath: [[spoiler: It's suggested that not even angels or souls can escape after falling into the Abyss between worlds. Even death is not an escape. In their mission to save their daughter, Lyra, Mrs. Coulter and Lord Asriel defeat Metatron but in doing so, all three of them fall forever through the Abyss, never to leave again.]]

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* FateWorseThanDeath: [[spoiler: It's [[spoiler:It's suggested that not even angels or souls can escape after falling into the Abyss between worlds. Even death is not an escape. In their mission to save their daughter, Lyra, Mrs. Coulter and Lord Asriel defeat Metatron but in doing so, all three of them fall forever through the Abyss, never to leave again.]]



* MamaBear: Though she's not a very nice mother at all and enjoys torturing ''other'' children, Mrs. Coulter is protective of her daughter, Lyra, and won't allow anyone to harm her. [[spoiler: Learning that the Church intends to experiment on children alarmed Mrs. Coulter so much that, against her loyalties to the Church, she steps in to protect Lyra from the Church and plucks Lyra from danger each time they pose a threat to her. In The Amber Spyglass, Mrs. Coulter defects from the Church and abandons her power-hungry ambitions to save Lyra. She and Lyra's father, Lord Asriel, ultimately sacrifice themselves to save their daughter from the Metatron, who intended to kill her.]]

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* MamaBear: Though she's not a very nice mother at all and enjoys torturing ''other'' children, Mrs. Coulter is protective of her daughter, Lyra, and won't allow anyone to harm her. [[spoiler: Learning [[spoiler:Learning that the Church intends to experiment on children alarmed Mrs. Coulter so much that, against her loyalties to the Church, she steps in to protect Lyra from the Church and plucks Lyra from danger each time they pose a threat to her. In The Amber Spyglass, Mrs. Coulter defects from the Church and abandons her power-hungry ambitions to save Lyra. She and Lyra's father, Lord Asriel, ultimately sacrifice themselves to save their daughter from the Metatron, who intended to kill her.]]



* ParentalAbandonment: [[spoiler: Wants nothing to do with her illegitimate daughter, Lyra. At least, not initially...]]

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* ParentalAbandonment: [[spoiler: Wants [[spoiler:Wants nothing to do with her illegitimate daughter, Lyra. At least, not initially...]]



* WouldHurtAChild: Unless said child is Lyra. [[spoiler: She kidnaps many children and is described as taking a perverse pleasure in watching children have their souls cut from them.]]

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* WouldHurtAChild: Unless said child is Lyra. [[spoiler: She [[spoiler:She kidnaps many children and is described as taking a perverse pleasure in watching children have their souls cut from them.]]



* LivingMacGuffin: He is one motivating factor for Lyra to want to go North--to save him. He serves a similar function in ''The Amber Spyglass'' [[spoiler: despite not being alive anymore. In that book Lyra's goal is to get to the world of the dead so that she can apologize to him for unwittingly causing his death.]]
* PoweredByAForsakenChild: His death is used to [[spoiler: open the portal between Lyra's world and Cittagaze.]]

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* LivingMacGuffin: He is one motivating factor for Lyra to want to go North--to save him. He serves a similar function in ''The Amber Spyglass'' [[spoiler: despite [[spoiler:despite not being alive anymore. In that book Lyra's goal is to get to the world of the dead so that she can apologize to him for unwittingly causing his death.]]
* PoweredByAForsakenChild: His death is used to [[spoiler: open [[spoiler:open the portal between Lyra's world and Cittagaze.]]



* UndyingLoyalty: [[spoiler: That surpassed even his own death.]]

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* UndyingLoyalty: [[spoiler: That [[spoiler:That surpassed even his own death.]]



** In addition, her daemon [[spoiler: turns out to be an [[CreepyCrows alpine chough]] - a black bird.]]
* IconicItem: [[spoiler: Her own invention, the Amber Spyglass.]]

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** In addition, her daemon [[spoiler: turns [[spoiler:turns out to be an [[CreepyCrows alpine chough]] - a black bird.]]
* IconicItem: [[spoiler: Her [[spoiler:Her own invention, the Amber Spyglass.]]



* ParentalSubstitute: [[spoiler: Pullman's notes have her taking the role of Will's guardian when they return to our world.]]

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* ParentalSubstitute: [[spoiler: Pullman's [[spoiler:Pullman's notes have her taking the role of Will's guardian when they return to our world.]]



A man of many talents [[spoiler: who is eventually found staying as a shaman with a tribe of Tartars in the north.]] His daemon is an osprey named Sayan Kötör.

* FakingTheDead: [[spoiler: The head Asriel waves around in the first chapter of the trilogy? Not actually his.]]

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A man of many talents [[spoiler: who [[spoiler:who is eventually found staying as a shaman with a tribe of Tartars in the north.]] His daemon is an osprey named Sayan Kötör.

* FakingTheDead: [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The head Asriel waves around in the first chapter of the trilogy? Not actually his.]]



* IncurableCoughOfDeath: Has a vague illness that keeps him physically weak and reliant on Lee's help, while leaving his magical powers intact. Furthermore, this adds a FindTheCure element to his quest. [[spoiler: The illness is an unpreventable side-effect of living in a universe that isn't your own, and the only cure is to return to your home universe.]]
* KilledMidSentence: [[spoiler: He sees his son for the first time in twelve years and is killed by a witch, whose advances he had rejected years before to stay faithful to his long-lost wife. While it didn't happen precisely mid-sentence, he ''didn't even know he was talking to his son'' until after he had been mortally wounded.]]
* LongLostRelative: [[spoiler: Is actually Will's father who stumbled through a window on our Earth, crossing through the world of Cittagazze before coming into Lyra's world.]]

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* IncurableCoughOfDeath: Has a vague illness that keeps him physically weak and reliant on Lee's help, while leaving his magical powers intact. Furthermore, this adds a FindTheCure element to his quest. [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The illness is an unpreventable side-effect of living in a universe that isn't your own, and the only cure is to return to your home universe.]]
* KilledMidSentence: [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:He sees his son for the first time in twelve years and is killed by a witch, whose advances he had rejected years before to stay faithful to his long-lost wife. While it didn't happen precisely mid-sentence, he ''didn't even know he was talking to his son'' until after he had been mortally wounded.]]
* LongLostRelative: [[spoiler: Is [[spoiler:Is actually Will's father who stumbled through a window on our Earth, crossing through the world of Cittagazze before coming into Lyra's world.]]



* LivingLieDetector: All armored bears can see through deceit and lies. [[spoiler: [[SubvertedTrope But Iofur Raknison has started to think in such human ways that he loses this ability.]] ]]

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* LivingLieDetector: All armored bears can see through deceit and lies. [[spoiler: [[SubvertedTrope [[spoiler:[[SubvertedTrope But Iofur Raknison has started to think in such human ways that he loses this ability.]] ]]



* AlmostDeadGuy: [[spoiler: Poor Baruch is attacked while en route to deliver a message to Lord Asriel, and clings to life just long enough to get the job done.]]

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* AlmostDeadGuy: [[spoiler: Poor [[spoiler:Poor Baruch is attacked while en route to deliver a message to Lord Asriel, and clings to life just long enough to get the job done.]]



* SparedByTheAdaptation: [[spoiler: Balthamos in the BBC radio drama. As the series' narrator, he survives the fight with Father Gomez -at least all direct references to him dying are cut- but afterwards he returns to just observing and narrating, the way he has been doing all along.]]

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* SparedByTheAdaptation: [[spoiler: Balthamos [[spoiler:Balthamos in the BBC radio drama. As the series' narrator, he survives the fight with Father Gomez -at least all direct references to him dying are cut- but afterwards he returns to just observing and narrating, the way he has been doing all along.]]
21st Jun '17 7:30:17 PM Eagal
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* MultiversalConqueror: Metatron and his angels. While they apparently do not want to rule physically, they do want to install their religious ideals everywhere. Considering the size of the angelic army in the final book compared to the sheer amount of universes with creatures in them to which the concept of "Religion" is propably very alien (the Mulefa), not to mention that several significant events (such as Jesus being born) may not even have happened in some of them, their prospects are propably not very good, although the books never bring that issue up. They get defeated nonetheless, by a - comparably - small opposing force consisting of locals of "only" a few universes and the final battle of the two armies, while fitted with grand and bombastic visual displays (such as the angelic cloud fortress) seems to be on a smaller scale than World War II and is certainly shorter - hardly worthy of a multiverse-deciding conflict.

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* MultiversalConqueror: Metatron and his angels. While they apparently do not want to rule physically, they do want to install their religious ideals everywhere. Considering the size of the angelic army in the final book compared to the sheer amount of universes with creatures in them to which the concept of "Religion" is propably very alien (the Mulefa), not to mention that several significant events (such as Jesus being born) may not even have happened in some of them, their prospects are propably not very good, although the books never bring that issue up. They get defeated nonetheless, by a - comparably - comparatively small opposing force consisting of locals of "only" a few universes and the final battle of the two armies, while fitted with grand and bombastic visual displays (such as the angelic cloud fortress) seems to be on a smaller scale than World War II and is certainly shorter - hardly worthy of a multiverse-deciding conflict.
2nd Dec '16 7:57:59 PM somebob
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Added DiffLines:

* ParentalAbandonment: In the backstory she was told, her parents died in an airship accident. This was a lie and the real truth was far more complex. Both are alive but do not want her to know they are her parents. [[spoiler: The man she knew as her uncle is actually her father and her mother never contacted her for eleven years and even then didn't tell her the truth.]]


Added DiffLines:

* FireForgedFriends: With Will and Lyra. Neither Will nor Lyra could ever truly trust them as Salamakia and Tialys were spies for Lord Asriel and had their own mission apart from and in direct opposition to Will and Lyra. The spies saw the kids as annoying and, with Lyra, bratty and a liar. In the end, both pairs had gained the utmost respect for each other.
30th Oct '16 9:15:18 PM dlchen145
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6th Aug '16 1:08:29 PM cherrychels
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* MamaBear: Though she's not a very nice mother at all and enjoys torturing ''other'' children, Mrs. Coulter is protective of her daughter, Lyra, and won't allow anyone to harm her. [[spoiler: Learning that the Church intends to experiment on children alarmed Mrs. Coulter so much that, against her loyalties to the Church, she steps in to protect Lyra from the Church and plucks Lyra from danger each time they pose a threat to her. In The Amber Spyglass, Mrs. Coulter defects from the Church and abandons her power-hungry ambitions to save Lyra. She and Lyra's father, Lord Asriel, ultimately sacrifice themselves to their daughter from the Metatron, who intended to kill her.]]

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* MamaBear: Though she's not a very nice mother at all and enjoys torturing ''other'' children, Mrs. Coulter is protective of her daughter, Lyra, and won't allow anyone to harm her. [[spoiler: Learning that the Church intends to experiment on children alarmed Mrs. Coulter so much that, against her loyalties to the Church, she steps in to protect Lyra from the Church and plucks Lyra from danger each time they pose a threat to her. In The Amber Spyglass, Mrs. Coulter defects from the Church and abandons her power-hungry ambitions to save Lyra. She and Lyra's father, Lord Asriel, ultimately sacrifice themselves to save their daughter from the Metatron, who intended to kill her.]]
6th Aug '16 12:56:32 PM cherrychels
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* PetTheDog: The affection she develops for her daughter. Lyra is her soft spot and Mrs. Coulter does protect her throughout the series but, for the first two books, Mrs. Coulter still does whatever she wants (like performing grisly experiments on her daughters' friends) and only saves ''her''daughter so it's hard call Lyra her MoralityPet. Although, her love for Lyra is what inspires her HeelFaceTurn in the final book of the series.

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* PetTheDog: The affection she develops for her daughter. Lyra is her soft spot and Mrs. Coulter does protect her throughout the series but, for the first two books, Mrs. Coulter still does whatever she wants (like performing grisly experiments on her daughters' friends) and only saves ''her''daughter ''her'' daughter so it's hard call Lyra her MoralityPet. Although, her love for Lyra is what inspires her HeelFaceTurn in the final book of the series.
6th Aug '16 12:55:16 PM cherrychels
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* MamaBear: Though she's not a very nice mother and enjoys torturing ''other'' children, Mrs. Coulter is protective of her daughter, Lyra, and won't allow anyone to harm her. [[spoiler: Learning that the Church intends to experiment on children alarmed Mrs. Coulter so much that, against her loyalties to the Church, she steps in to protect Lyra from the Church and plucks Lyra from danger each time they pose a threat to her. In The Amber Spyglass, Mrs. Coulter defects from the Church and abandons her power-hungry ambitions to save Lyra. She and Lyra's father, Lord Asriel, ultimately sacrifice themselves to their daughter from the Metatron, who intended to kill her.]]

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* MamaBear: Though she's not a very nice mother at all and enjoys torturing ''other'' children, Mrs. Coulter is protective of her daughter, Lyra, and won't allow anyone to harm her. [[spoiler: Learning that the Church intends to experiment on children alarmed Mrs. Coulter so much that, against her loyalties to the Church, she steps in to protect Lyra from the Church and plucks Lyra from danger each time they pose a threat to her. In The Amber Spyglass, Mrs. Coulter defects from the Church and abandons her power-hungry ambitions to save Lyra. She and Lyra's father, Lord Asriel, ultimately sacrifice themselves to their daughter from the Metatron, who intended to kill her.]]



* PetTheDog: The affection she develops for her daughter. Lyra is her soft spot and Mrs. Coulter does protect her throughout the series but, for the first two books, Mrs. Coulter still does whatever she wants so it's hard call Lyra her MoralityPet. Although, her love for Lyra is what inspires her HeelFaceTurn in the final book of the series.

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* PetTheDog: The affection she develops for her daughter. Lyra is her soft spot and Mrs. Coulter does protect her throughout the series but, for the first two books, Mrs. Coulter still does whatever she wants (like performing grisly experiments on her daughters' friends) and only saves ''her''daughter so it's hard call Lyra her MoralityPet. Although, her love for Lyra is what inspires her HeelFaceTurn in the final book of the series.
6th Aug '16 12:41:21 PM cherrychels
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* HeroicSacrifice: He prevents [[spoiler: the Muscovites (Russians) working for the church]] from getting to John Parry and Lyra by fighting them off from behind a rock until the zeppelin carrying [[spoiler:the Muscovites falls, exploding and killing everyone in its vicinity.]]

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* HeroicSacrifice: He prevents [[spoiler: the Muscovites (Russians) working for the church]] Church]] from getting to John Parry and Lyra by fighting them off from behind a rock until the zeppelin carrying [[spoiler:the Muscovites falls, exploding and killing everyone in its vicinity.]]



A woman who hungers for power and seeks to get it by exploiting the hierarchy of the church. While she initially charms and captivates everyone she meets (except for the strongest-willed), a closer look will reveal her absolutely mercenary intentions. In addition to charm (''unnatural'' persuasion abilities) and beauty, she possesses a mind like a razor and no such thing as a "conscience." She may only have one true weakness -- Lyra. Played by Creator/NicoleKidman in the film. Her daemon is a golden monkey that is never named in the books, but is called Ozymandias in the radio play (Pullman doesn't like this name, however).

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A woman who hungers for power and seeks to get it by exploiting the hierarchy of the church.Church. While she initially charms and captivates everyone she meets (except for the strongest-willed), a closer look will reveal her absolutely mercenary intentions. In addition to charm (''unnatural'' persuasion abilities) and beauty, she possesses a mind like a razor and no such thing as a "conscience." She may has only have one true weakness -- - her daughter, Lyra. Played by Creator/NicoleKidman in the film. Her daemon is a golden monkey that is never named in the books, but is called Ozymandias in the radio play (Pullman doesn't like this name, however).



* LoveRedeems: Her love for Lyra is what enables her defect from The Church, successfully lie to Metatron and buy her daughter time to free the ghosts from death. She ultimately sacrifices herself to save Lyra.
* MamaBear: Though she's not a very nice mother and enjoys torturing ''other'' children, Mrs. Coulter is protective of her daughter, Lyra, and won't allow anyone to harm her. [[spoiler: Learning that The Church intends to experiment on children alarmed Mrs. Coulter so much that, against her loyalties to The Church, she steps in to protect Lyra from The Church and plucks Lyra from danger each time they pose a threat to her. In The Amber Spyglass, Mrs. Coulter defects from The Church and abandons her power-hungry ambitions to save Lyra. She and Lyra's father, Lord Asriel, ultimately sacrifice themselves to their daughter from the Metatron, who intended to kill her.]]

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* LoveRedeems: Her love for Lyra is what enables her defect from The the Church, successfully lie to Metatron and buy her daughter time to free the ghosts from death. She ultimately sacrifices herself to save Lyra.
* MamaBear: Though she's not a very nice mother and enjoys torturing ''other'' children, Mrs. Coulter is protective of her daughter, Lyra, and won't allow anyone to harm her. [[spoiler: Learning that The the Church intends to experiment on children alarmed Mrs. Coulter so much that, against her loyalties to The the Church, she steps in to protect Lyra from The the Church and plucks Lyra from danger each time they pose a threat to her. In The Amber Spyglass, Mrs. Coulter defects from The the Church and abandons her power-hungry ambitions to save Lyra. She and Lyra's father, Lord Asriel, ultimately sacrifice themselves to their daughter from the Metatron, who intended to kill her.]]



* PetTheDog: The affection she develops for her daughter, but it's still so small it's hard to call Lyra her MoralityPet.

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* PetTheDog: The affection she develops for her daughter, but it's daughter. Lyra is her soft spot and Mrs. Coulter does protect her throughout the series but, for the first two books, Mrs. Coulter still does whatever she wants so small it's hard to call Lyra her MoralityPet.MoralityPet. Although, her love for Lyra is what inspires her HeelFaceTurn in the final book of the series.
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