History Characters / OldKingdom

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* DisproportionateRetribution: He was enslaved by the Seven Bright Shiners for apparently nothing more than refusing to side with them against Orannis. While the whole truth of the event is unknown it still seems kinda shitty of them.



* [[spoiler:AwesomeMomentOfCrowning: Becomes King at the end of ''Sabriel''.]]

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* [[spoiler:AwesomeMomentOfCrowning: AwesomeMomentOfCrowning: Becomes King at the end of ''Sabriel''.]]



* MrFanservice: Well, when you arrive in the story naked....

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* MrFanservice: Well, when you arrive in the story naked....naked you're gonna be this.



* [[spoiler:RoyalBlood: Illegitimate, but still plenty strong enough to effectively rule the Old Kingdom.]]
* [[spoiler:RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: He and Sabriel expend a lot of time--and in Touchstone's case, literally blood--to restore the Old Kingdom to order and prosperity.]]
* TheyDo

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* [[spoiler:RoyalBlood: RoyalBlood: Illegitimate, but still plenty strong enough to effectively rule the Old Kingdom.]]
Kingdom.
* [[spoiler:RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: He and Sabriel expend a lot of time--and in Touchstone's case, literally blood--to restore the Old Kingdom to order and prosperity.]]
prosperity.
* TheyDo
TheyDo: He marries Sabriel after the events of the first book.



** BigBadFriend: To [[spoiler: Touchstone]]

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** * BigBadFriend: To [[spoiler: Touchstone]]



* SealedEvilInACan: [[spoiler: And once that part is done, he's locked up in the basement of the Abhorsen's House behind every warding that Sabriel and Touchstone between them can put up, with the intention that he'll sleep there until the end of the world]].



** SealedEvilInACan: [[spoiler: And once that part is done, he's locked up in the basement of the Abhorsen's House behind every warding that Sabriel and Touchstone between them can put up, with the intention that he'll sleep there until the end of the world]].



* [[spoiler:BadPowersGoodPeople: As the Abhorsen, particularly when using Free Magic to traverse Death.]]

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* [[spoiler:BadPowersGoodPeople: BadPowersGoodPeople: As the Abhorsen, particularly when using Free Magic to traverse Death.]]



* [[spoiler:TheChosenOne: She's a type of Chosen One that hasn't been seen in centuries: being half-Clayr and half-Abhorsen makes her the only person capable of being a Remembrancer, on top of Abhorsen-In-Waiting.]]

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* [[spoiler:TheChosenOne: TheChosenOne: She's a type of Chosen One that hasn't been seen in centuries: being half-Clayr and half-Abhorsen makes her the only person capable of being a Remembrancer, on top of Abhorsen-In-Waiting.]]



* [[spoiler:LongLostSibling: Sabriel's half-sister.]]

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* [[spoiler:LongLostSibling: LongLostSibling: Sabriel's half-sister.]]



%%* {{Wangst}}: Mileage on the subject varies, naturally, but the Dog certainly thinks so.

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%%* {{Wangst}}: Mileage on the subject varies, naturally, but the Dog certainly thinks so.



* [[spoiler:GodWasMyCopilot: Hey there, Kibeth. Although she also says that she isn't nearly what she once was]].
* [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice: She stops Lirael's own sacrifice by biting her hand off during the binding of Orannis, which redirects his last rage onto her.]]

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* [[spoiler:GodWasMyCopilot: Hey there, Kibeth. Although she also says that GodWasMyCopilot: She's the remnants of Kibeth, although she isn't nearly what as powerful as she once was]].
was.
* [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice: HeroicSacrifice: She stops Lirael's own sacrifice by biting her hand off during the binding of Orannis, which redirects his last rage onto her.]]



* [[spoiler:NotTooDeadToSaveTheDay]]: For Nick.

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* [[spoiler:NotTooDeadToSaveTheDay]]: NotTooDeadToSaveTheDay: For Nick.



%%* [[spoiler:TearJerker: Her "death."]]

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%%* [[spoiler:TearJerker: Her "death."]]



You'll never get out of destiny ''that'' easy, Sam.



%%* {{Wangst}}: Whether more or less than Lirael [[{{YMMV}} depends on who you ask]], but he also gets [[QuitYourWhining called on it]], courtesy of Mogget.

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%%* {{Wangst}}: Whether more or less than Lirael [[{{YMMV}} depends on who you ask]], but he also gets [[QuitYourWhining called on it]], courtesy of Mogget.




* BadassNormal
** BadassAbnormal: Gets Charter and Free Magic in his blood by the end of the series.
* [[spoiler:DemonicPossession: Is infested by a shard of Orannis, which compels him to try and free the main body and occasionally takes over his own.]]

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* BadassNormal
**
BadassAbnormal: Gets Charter and Free Magic in his blood by the end of the series.
* [[spoiler:DemonicPossession: DemonicPossession: Is infested by a shard of Orannis, which compels him to try and free the main body and occasionally takes over his own.]]



* [[LastGirlWins Last Boy Wins]]
%%* [[spoiler:TooCoolToLive]]: Subverted, thankfully.

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* %%* [[LastGirlWins Last Boy Wins]]
%%* [[spoiler:TooCoolToLive]]: TooCoolToLive: Subverted, thankfully.



* [[spoiler:YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: As soon as the Lightning Farm does his work, the last shard of Orannis zips out of his body, mortally wounding him.]]

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* [[spoiler:YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: As soon as the Lightning Farm does his work, the last shard of Orannis zips out of his body, mortally wounding him.]]



* [[spoiler: GoOutWithASmile]]: [[spoiler: Upon seeing the Stars of the Ninth Gate, the flames in his eyes go out, he smiles and raises his hands to the sky before falling into the last gate.]]

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* [[spoiler: GoOutWithASmile]]: GoOutWithASmile: [[spoiler: Upon seeing the Stars of the Ninth Gate, the flames in his eyes go out, he smiles and raises his hands to the sky before falling into the last gate.]]



!!Chlorr of the Mask/[[spoiler: Clariel]]

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!!Chlorr of the Mask/[[spoiler: Clariel]]Mask/ Clariel



For tropes applying to [[spoiler: Clariel]], see below

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For tropes applying to [[spoiler: Clariel]], Clariel, see below



* [[spoiler: KarmaHoudini: Runs off in ''Abhorsen'' after Lirael stands up to her and Mogget taunts her about her past and apparently survives the book]].

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* [[spoiler: KarmaHoudini: Runs off in ''Abhorsen'' after Lirael stands up to her and Mogget taunts her about her past and apparently survives the book]]. book.



* [[spoiler: OurLichesAreDifferent: Sabriel defeats and kills her offscreen early in ''Lirael''. Unfortunately, death is not an inconvenience for a necromancer...]]

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* [[spoiler: OurLichesAreDifferent: Sabriel defeats and kills her offscreen early in ''Lirael''. Unfortunately, death is not an inconvenience for a necromancer...]]necromancer.



!![[WalkingSpoiler The Enemy]][[spoiler:/ Orannis the Destroyer]]

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!![[WalkingSpoiler !! The Enemy]][[spoiler:/ Enemy / Orannis the Destroyer]]Destroyer



You may be sorry you asked.

* [[spoiler:ApocalypseHow]]
* [[spoiler:BigBad]]
* [[spoiler: CompellingVoice: Its words seem to have some sort of physical power.]]
* [[spoiler: DemonicPossession: Controls Nicholas Sayre via a tiny sliver of the silver sphere, that was lodged into his heart by Hedge.]]

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You may be sorry you asked.

* [[spoiler:ApocalypseHow]]
ApocalypseHow: Several levels of this are suggested to happen as he comes closer to being unsealed.
* [[spoiler:BigBad]]
BigBad: The main antagonist of the second and third books, and the series as a whole.
* [[spoiler: CompellingVoice: Its words seem to have some sort of physical power.]]
power.
* [[spoiler: DemonicPossession: Controls Nicholas Sayre via a tiny sliver of the silver sphere, that was lodged into his heart by Hedge.]]



* [[spoiler: DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Its form is of two bisected silver halves of a sphere. When brought together, they eventually cast an enormous eruption of heat, fire, light and concussive sound that completely vaporizes all life within vicinity, leaving a mushroom cloud...]]
* EldritchAbomination
* [[spoiler:KillItWithFire: Its destructive phases can best be described as explosions of flame and heat.]]
* [[spoiler:[[TheMagnificent The Destroyer]]]]
** [[spoiler:NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast]]
* [[TheManBehindTheMan The Eldritch Abomination Behind The Man]]: Chlorr, one of history's most powerful necromancers, asks Hedge why she should serve Hedge's master. Hedge instructs her to drink just a little water that trickles out from beneath the master's prison. And Chlorr ''at once'' agrees and serves It loyally.

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* [[spoiler: DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Its form is of two bisected silver halves of a sphere. When brought together, they eventually cast an enormous eruption of heat, fire, light and concussive sound that completely vaporizes all life within vicinity, leaving a mushroom cloud...]]
cloud...
* EldritchAbomination
EldritchAbomination: An extraordinarily powerful Free Magic entity, so strong that even the Seven Bright Shiners couldn't kill it.
* [[spoiler:KillItWithFire: KillItWithFire: Its destructive phases can best be described as explosions of flame and heat.]]
heat.
* [[spoiler:[[TheMagnificent TheMagnificent: One of his titles is [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast The Destroyer]]]]
** [[spoiler:NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast]]
Destroyer]].
* [[TheManBehindTheMan The Eldritch Abomination Behind The Man]]: TheManBehindTheMan: Chlorr, one of history's most powerful necromancers, asks Hedge why she should serve Hedge's master. Hedge instructs her to drink just a little water that trickles out from beneath the master's prison. And Chlorr ''at once'' agrees and serves It loyally.



* [[spoiler:NumerologicalMotif: [[note]]There may be a better trope for this akin to ArcNumber[[/note]] Ninth Bright Shiner, nine manifestations, nine second countdown before the Destroyer phase activates...]]
* [[spoiler:OmnicidalManiac: Why does It try to wipe out everything wherever he goes? It just ''does''. Implied is that it is in It's nature to obliterate life.]]
* [[spoiler:TheScottishTrope: The Disreputable Dog will write Its name, but doesn't say it and warns Lirael and Sam not to either. ]]

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* [[spoiler:NumerologicalMotif: [[note]]There may be a better trope for this akin to ArcNumber[[/note]] NumerologicalMotif: The Ninth Bright Shiner, nine manifestations, nine second countdown before the Destroyer phase activates...]]
activates.
* [[spoiler:OmnicidalManiac: OmnicidalManiac: Why does It try to wipe out everything wherever he goes? It just ''does''. Implied is that it is in It's Its nature to obliterate life.]]
life.
* [[spoiler:TheScottishTrope: TheScottishTrope: The Disreputable Dog will write Its name, but doesn't say it and warns Lirael and Sam not to either. ]]either.



* [[spoiler:XanatosGambit: Puts together a long-running plan to gain followers, make a son of the royal line his slave, and have his hemispheres united so he can destroy the world. Unfortunately for Orannis, It did not seem to foresee Yrael's decision.]]

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* [[spoiler:XanatosGambit: XanatosGambit: Puts together a long-running plan to gain followers, make a son of the royal line his slave, and have his hemispheres united so he can destroy the world. Unfortunately for Orannis, It did not seem to foresee Yrael's decision.]]
decision.



[[spoiler: Is the human form of Chlorr of the Mask before she turned evil]]

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[[spoiler: Is the human form of Chlorr of the Mask before she turned evil]]
evil.



!![[OverlyLongName Creature of Free Magic and the Flesh of Swine]]

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!![[OverlyLongName !! Creature of Free Magic and the Flesh of Swine]]Swine
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* AntiHero: Ranges from Type III to Type V.
* [[HeroicAlbino Anti-heroic Albino]]: Mogget's other form, forbidden to him by a past Abhorsen unless his master gives him permission.

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* AnimalisticAbomination: Looks like a small white cat (normally). Is actually a tremendously ancient and powerful free magic elemental [[spoiler: and essentially a god being punished, as it turns out]].
* AntiHero: Ranges from Type III to Type V.
* [[HeroicAlbino Anti-heroic Albino]]: Mogget's other form, forbidden to him by a past Abhorsen unless
He's sarcastic, bitter and really doesn't like most Abhorsens, but serves them anyway (albeit against his master gives him permission.will). In the third book he joins forces with the good guys of his own free will.



* CatScare

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* %%* CatScare



* [[AnimalisticAbomination Feline Abomination]]: Looks like a small white cat (normally). Is actually a tremendously ancient and powerful free magic elemental [[spoiler: and essentially a god being punished, as it turns out]].
* FriendlyEnemy: When he's collared, at least...

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* [[AnimalisticAbomination Feline Abomination]]: Looks like a small white cat (normally). Is actually a tremendously ancient and powerful free magic elemental [[spoiler: and essentially a god being punished, as it turns out]].
* FriendlyEnemy: When he's collared, at least... least.



* HeroicAlbino: Mogget's other form, forbidden to him by a past Abhorsen unless his master gives him permission.



* ReleasingFromThePromise: [[spoiler: Sabriel releases Mogget/Yrael from his contract with the Abhorsens after helping them defeat the BigBad. Despite this, he changes back to his cat form after the battle and remains with the Abhorsen.]]



* TheResenter: Resents the Abhorsens for binding him. [[spoiler: Shows similar resentment for his "siblings" the other Bright Shiners, most especially Kibeth, since she's the only one generally present for him to snark at]].



* ReleasingFromThePromise: [[spoiler: Sabriel releases Mogget/Yrael from his contract with the Abhorsens after helping them defeat the BigBad. Despite this, he changes back to his cat form after the battle and remains with the Abhorsen.]]
* TheResenter: Resents the Abhorsens for binding him. [[spoiler: Shows similar resentment for his "siblings" the other Bright Shiners, most especially Kibeth, since she's the only one generally present for him to snark at]].



!!Touchstone / [[spoiler:Torrigan]]

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!!Touchstone / [[spoiler:Torrigan]]
Torrigan
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* CameBackWrong / CameBackStrong: Depending on the type.
** The stronger the Dead, the deeper from Death it came back from. The more powerful Dead also seem to be more intelligent and cunning.

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* CameBackWrong / CameBackStrong: Depending on the type.
**
The stronger the Dead, the deeper from Death it came back from. The more powerful Dead also seem to be more intelligent and cunning.



* [[TooDumbToLive Too Dumb to Unlive]]: They tend to be very, very stupid. For instance, a [[GlassCannon Gore Crow]] charging right into a flying slingstone, and various Hands [[SuperDrowningSkills walking off a cliff into running water.]]

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* [[TooDumbToLive Too Dumb to Unlive]]: TooDumbToLive: They tend to be very, very stupid. For instance, a [[GlassCannon Gore Crow]] charging right into a flying slingstone, and various Hands [[SuperDrowningSkills walking off a cliff into running water.]]



* FeatheredFiend

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* FeatheredFiendConservationOfNinjutsu: Hedge invokes this with two of his Gore Crows. Instead of making a huge swarm, he only made two from a spirit. One crow to watch Sam, the other to transfer its information. ConservationOfNinjutsu comes in when the individual crows are stronger, thanks to having half a spirit instead of a hundredth.
* FeatheredFiend: Evil birds.
* GlassCannon: This has the unfortunate side-effect of the whole swarm dropping like stones if one crow is killed.



** GlassCannon: This has the unfortunate side-effect of the whole swarm dropping like stones if one crow is killed.
** ConservationOfNinjutsu: Hedge invokes this with two of his Gore Crows. Instead of making a huge swarm, he only made two from a spirit. One crow to watch Sam, the other to transfer its information. ConservationOfNinjutsu comes in when the individual crows are stronger, thanks to having half a spirit instead of a hundredth.



* BodySurf

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* %%* BodySurf



* HumanoidAbomination
* MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily

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* %%* HumanoidAbomination
* %%* MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily



* FullBoarAction

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* AnimalisticAbomination: Its true form is a boar. [[IncendiaryExponent Made of fire.]] That can WalkOnWater.
%%*
FullBoarAction



** AnimalisticAbomination: Its true form is a boar. [[IncendiaryExponent Made of fire.]] [[OhCrap That can]] WalkOnWater.



* HumanoidAbomination

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* %%* HumanoidAbomination



* GiantFlyer
* SapientShip

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* %%* GiantFlyer
* %%* SapientShip





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* ItsAllAboutMe: [[spoiler: Willingly serves Orannis, knowing full well that it will destroy the world, because, in his own words, nothing matters to him other than himself, and Orannis promised him a place at its side and greater dominion over the dead for his service.]]
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* OffscreenTeleportation

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* OffscreenTeleportationOffscreenTeleportation: Is a master at this



* {{Pride:}} Is extremely arrogant and sure of her power. This leads her to try to dominate Hedge, only to be controlled by him when she drinks Orannis' water.

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* {{Pride:}} {{Pride}}: Is extremely arrogant and sure of her power. This leads her to try to dominate Hedge, only to be controlled by him when she drinks Orannis' water.
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* AscendedExtra: [[spoiler: Received her own book called ''Clariel''.]]



* TheFaceless: Well, she is Chlorr of the ''Mask'', after all. [[spoiler: Mogget hints it may be more than that- he taunts her by calling her "Chlorr No-face", and refuses to explain himself when questioned about it]].



* AscendedExtra: Received her own book called ''Clariel''.



* TheFaceless: Well, she is Chlorr of the ''Mask'', after all. [[spoiler: Mogget hints it may be more than that- he taunts her by calling her "Chlorr No-face", and refuses to explain himself when questioned about it]].
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[[folder:Characters introduced in "Clariel"]]
The eponymous main character of ''Clariel''. Clariel a teenager from Estwael. When her family moves to the city of Belisaere, she becomes embroiled in it's plots and machinations all the while trying to return to the quiet, green world of the Great Forest.

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[[folder:Characters introduced in "Clariel"]]
''Clariel'']]
The eponymous main character of ''Clariel''. Clariel a teenager from Estwael. When her family moves to

[[spoiler: Is
the city human form of Belisaere, she becomes embroiled in it's plots and machinations all the while trying to return to the quiet, green world Chlorr of the Great Forest.
Mask before she turned evil]]
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* GadgeteerGenius: Loves tinkering with and building toys. What cements him as this is when he [[spoiler: reforged Nehima using Lirael's panpipes in an enormous feat of magic in only a few hours]]
* HeroicBSOD: What Sam really needed was a therapist to deal with his encounter with Hedge - he's clearly suffering some form of trauma and PTSD.




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* YouNeedToGetLaid: At one point, she seems to think that al that's needed for Sam is a girlfriend and tries to hook him up with pretty much every girl in the kingdom.



!!Chlorr of the Mask/Clariel

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!!Chlorr of the Mask/ClarielMask/[[spoiler: Clariel]]



She is the main character of the prequel ''Clariel'', set 600 years before the events of Sabriel.

* AppropriatedAppelation: It's implied at the end of ''Clariel'' that "Chlorr" comes from [[spoiler:her cutting herself off when giving her name to Orrikan, who misheard it as "Claw", which is pretty easy to twist into "Chlorr."]]
* ArrangedMarriage: [[spoiler:Thankfully avoided]].
* AscendedExtra: Received her own book called ''Clariel''.
* {{Asexual}}: Clariel has no interest in a sexual relationship with anyone, and specifically mentions that this applies to both men and women. When Mistress Ader is talking to her she speculates that Clariel may be "a natural singleton" and apparently doesn't find anything odd about this. It's mentioned that she did have a brief sexual relationship with a young man prior to moving to Bellisaere, but this seems to have been more because of societal expectation and she didn't particularly see what the big deal was or seem all that sad when she left him. She's also probably of the nonromantic variety, though this is a little harder to determine was the book goes on.

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She is the main character of the prequel ''Clariel'', set 600 years before the events of Sabriel.

* AppropriatedAppelation: It's implied at the end of ''Clariel'' that "Chlorr" comes from [[spoiler:her cutting herself off when giving her name
For tropes applying to Orrikan, who misheard it as "Claw", which is pretty easy to twist into "Chlorr."]]
* ArrangedMarriage: [[spoiler:Thankfully avoided]].
* AscendedExtra: Received her own book called ''Clariel''.
* {{Asexual}}: Clariel has no interest in a sexual relationship with anyone, and specifically mentions that this applies to both men and women. When Mistress Ader is talking to her she speculates that Clariel may be "a natural singleton" and apparently doesn't find anything odd about this. It's mentioned that she did have a brief sexual relationship with a young man prior to moving to Bellisaere, but this seems to have been more because of societal expectation and she didn't particularly
[[spoiler: Clariel]], see what the big deal was or seem all that sad when she left him. She's also probably of the nonromantic variety, though this is a little harder to determine was the book goes on.below



* TheCorruption: [[spoiler:The more she uses Free Magic, the further she is pushed away from the Charter]].
* CountryMouse: Is entirely out of place in the city, and longs to return to the country.
* DaddysGirl: She used to be one.
* TheDeterminator: Free Magic relies on strength of will. A defining feature of Clariel is her stubbornness.



* DrunkOnTheDarkSide: [[spoiler:Can't fully resist the urge to use Free Magic.]]



* TheFaceless: Well, she is Chlorr of the ''Mask'', after all. [[spoiler: Mogget hints it may be more than that- he taunts her by calling her "Chlorr No-face", and refuses to explain himself when questioned about it]].
* ForegoneConclusion: [[spoiler: She is locked away from her Free Magic at the end of ''Clariel'', but must regain it and become truly evil by ''Lirael''.]]
* {{Foreshadowing}}: [[spoiler:The bronze mask sticks to her face in ''Clariel''.]]
** [[spoiler:When attacking Kilp and Aronzo in a berserker rage late in the novel, steam pours from Clariel's mask as a result of her Free Magic. Chlorr's mask produces the same steam several times in ''Lirael'' and ''Abhorsen'' whenever she is fighting or using Free Magic.]]
** [[spoiler:King Orrikan mishears a portion of Clariel's name and calls her 'Claw', which sounds remarkably similar to 'Chlorr' and may have inspired her to choose the name in later life.]]
** [[spoiler:When presented with a necromancer's bells, Clariel refuses them, controlling her Free Magic creatures with her berserk rage. Similarly, in ''Lirael'' and ''Abhorsen'' Chlorr does not use bells and instead controls her Dead and Free Magic servants through sheer force of will.]]
* ForestRanger: Her goal is to join the Borderers or become an independent hunter living in the forest.
* FallenHero: Once upon a time Chlorr was a member of the Abhorsen lineage named Clariel.
* HairTriggerTemper: Due to being a berserk.
* TheHermit: Wants to be one.

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* TheFaceless: Well, she is Chlorr of the ''Mask'', after all. [[spoiler: Mogget hints it may be more than that- he taunts her by calling her "Chlorr No-face", and refuses to explain himself when questioned about it]].
* ForegoneConclusion: [[spoiler: She is locked away from her Free Magic at the end of ''Clariel'', but must regain it and become truly evil by ''Lirael''.]]
* {{Foreshadowing}}: [[spoiler:The bronze mask sticks to her face in ''Clariel''.]]
** [[spoiler:When attacking Kilp and Aronzo in a berserker rage late in the novel, steam pours from Clariel's mask as a result of her Free Magic. Chlorr's mask produces the same steam several times in ''Lirael'' and ''Abhorsen'' whenever she is fighting or using Free Magic.]]
** [[spoiler:King Orrikan mishears a portion of Clariel's name and calls her 'Claw', which sounds remarkably similar to 'Chlorr' and may have inspired her to choose the name in later life.]]
** [[spoiler:When presented with a necromancer's bells, Clariel refuses them, controlling her Free Magic creatures with her berserk rage. Similarly, in ''Lirael'' and ''Abhorsen'' Chlorr does not use bells and instead controls her Dead and Free Magic servants through sheer force of will.]]
* ForestRanger: Her goal is to join the Borderers or become an independent hunter living in the forest.
* FallenHero: Once upon a time Chlorr [[spoiler: was a member of the Abhorsen lineage named Clariel.
* HairTriggerTemper: Due to being a berserk.
* TheHermit: Wants to be one.
Clariel.]]



* InTheBlood: Her status as a Berserk and affinity for Free Magic. Abhorsens balance Free Magic and strength in the Charter, but Clariel's affinity for the former is much stronger. This causes problems.
* IJustWantToBeFree: To the degree that she sympathises with Free Magic creatures.
* IJustWantToBeNormal: Clariel doesn't want to have the magic of the Abhorsens or the responsibility of a Royal; all she wants is to live a normal life as a hunter.
* JustFriends: Insists this is so with Bel.



* KissingCousins: Bel has a crush on Clariel, which she tries not to reciprocate.
* [[LikeFatherLikeSon Like Mother Like Daughter]]: For all her resentment of her mother, Clariel is very much like Jaciel. Namely, she inherited all her mother's fatal flaws - her berserker rage, single minded focus on her interest (smithing for Jaciel, the forest for Clariel) and an inability to understand and predict people.



* NatureHero: Strong affinity for the forest, but also Free Magic, the unbound, chaotic form of magic that existed before the Charter.



* NoSocialSkills: Due to a combination of having a Berserk's temper, no training in social etiquette and being BrutallyHonest.



* {{Pride}}: After dominating Aziminil, Clariel enlists the help of an even stronger Free Magic creature, completely confident in her ability to maintain control. [[spoiler: Of course, the creatures have their own agenda]]
* RebelliousPrincess: Wants to live her own life in the forest. [[spoiler:Played far less positively than usual, as her desire for freedom is compared to Free Magic creatures and is a symbol of her affinity for them.]]
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: [[spoiler:Avenging her parents' murder. But after the deed is done she realizes that VengeanceFeelsEmpty]].
* StartOfDarkness: ''Clariel'' is the story of hers.
* SympathyForTheDevil: Due to her own situation, she sympathizes with Aziminil, a Free Magic creature, and begins to question whether or not they're really as inimical to life as she's been taught. [[spoiler:Turns out, yes, they are, which she learns the hard way when the two she's bound to her betray her the first chance they get and go on a killing spree, and only barely avoid killing her thanks to the timely arrival of Belatiel.]]
* TragicDream: Clariel's desire to go back to the Great Forest becomes impossible to fulfill about halfway through the story yet she still clings to it. A less sympathetic version as 1. her single-minded desire makes her easy to manipulate and 2. she [[TheUnfettered abandons nearly all her morals and friends to try to make her dream come true]].
* TragicVillain: She begins on the path of Free Magic because she wanted to [[spoiler:avenge her parents and rescue her aunt and the King.]]
* TheUnfettered: Free magic sorcerers become this. Clariel comes very close, many times during her story but is able to hang on to some part of herself. [[spoiler: Presumably, she looses all compunctions in the next couple hundred years]]
* UnresolvedSexualTension: With Bel, in the prequel. [[spoiler:It's very one-sided on his part.]]
* UnskilledButStrong: Very little training with the Charter, but has the willpower to be very strong in Free Magic.
** Even without training or knowledge, Clariel has a very powerful Deathsense and is able to see flashes of Death.

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* {{Pride}}: After dominating Aziminil, Clariel enlists the help of an even stronger Free Magic creature, completely confident in her ability to maintain control. [[spoiler: Of course, the creatures have their own agenda]]
* RebelliousPrincess: Wants to live her own life in the forest. [[spoiler:Played far less positively than usual, as her desire for freedom is compared to Free Magic creatures
{{Pride:}} Is extremely arrogant and is a symbol sure of her affinity for them.]]
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: [[spoiler:Avenging
power. This leads her parents' murder. But after the deed is done she realizes that VengeanceFeelsEmpty]].
* StartOfDarkness: ''Clariel'' is the story of hers.
* SympathyForTheDevil: Due to her own situation, she sympathizes with Aziminil, a Free Magic creature, and begins to question whether or not they're really as inimical to life as she's been taught. [[spoiler:Turns out, yes, they are, which she learns the hard way when the two she's bound to her betray her the first chance they get and go on a killing spree, and only barely avoid killing her thanks to the timely arrival of Belatiel.]]
* TragicDream: Clariel's desire to go back to the Great Forest becomes impossible to fulfill about halfway through the story yet she still clings to it. A less sympathetic version as 1. her single-minded desire makes her easy to manipulate and 2. she [[TheUnfettered abandons nearly all her morals and friends
to try to make her dream come true]].dominate Hedge, only to be controlled by him when she drinks Orannis' water.
* TragicVillain: She begins on the path of Free Magic because she wanted to [[spoiler:avenge her parents and rescue her aunt and the King.]]
* TheUnfettered: Free magic sorcerers become this. Clariel comes very close, many times during her story but is able to hang on to some part of herself.
** [[spoiler: Presumably, she looses all compunctions in the next couple hundred years]]
* UnresolvedSexualTension: With Bel, in the prequel. [[spoiler:It's very one-sided on his part.]]
* UnskilledButStrong: Very little training with the Charter, but has the willpower to be very strong in Free Magic.
** Even without training or knowledge,
Clariel has a very powerful Deathsense and shows that this is able to see flashes of Death. a problem even before she turned evil]]



* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: This is the effect Free Magic has.

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* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: This is the effect Free Magic has.


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[[folder:Characters introduced in "Clariel"]]
The eponymous main character of ''Clariel''. Clariel a teenager from Estwael. When her family moves to the city of Belisaere, she becomes embroiled in it's plots and machinations all the while trying to return to the quiet, green world of the Great Forest.

* AppropriatedAppelation: It's implied at the end of ''Clariel'' that "Chlorr" comes from [[spoiler:her cutting herself off when giving her name to Orrikan, who misheard it as "Claw", which is pretty easy to twist into "Chlorr."]]
* ArrangedMarriage: [[spoiler:Thankfully avoided]].
* AscendedExtra: Received her own book called ''Clariel''.
* {{Asexual}}: Clariel has no interest in a sexual relationship with anyone, and specifically mentions that this applies to both men and women. When Mistress Ader is talking to her she speculates that Clariel may be "a natural singleton" and apparently doesn't find anything odd about this. It's mentioned that she did have a brief sexual relationship with a young man prior to moving to Bellisaere, but this seems to have been more because of societal expectation and she didn't particularly see what the big deal was or seem all that sad when she left him. She's also probably of the nonromantic variety, though this is a little harder to determine was the book goes on.
* TheCorruption: [[spoiler:The more she uses Free Magic, the further she is pushed away from the Charter]].
* CountryMouse: Is entirely out of place in the city, and longs to return to the country.
* DaddysGirl: She used to be one.
* TheDeterminator: Free Magic relies on strength of will. A defining feature of Clariel is her stubbornness.
* DrunkOnTheDarkSide: [[spoiler:Can't fully resist the urge to use Free Magic.]]
* TheFaceless: Well, she is Chlorr of the ''Mask'', after all. [[spoiler: Mogget hints it may be more than that- he taunts her by calling her "Chlorr No-face", and refuses to explain himself when questioned about it]].
* ForegoneConclusion: [[spoiler: She is locked away from her Free Magic at the end of ''Clariel'', but must regain it and become truly evil by ''Lirael''.]]
* {{Foreshadowing}}: [[spoiler:The bronze mask sticks to her face in ''Clariel''.]]
** [[spoiler:When attacking Kilp and Aronzo in a berserker rage late in the novel, steam pours from Clariel's mask as a result of her Free Magic. Chlorr's mask produces the same steam several times in ''Lirael'' and ''Abhorsen'' whenever she is fighting or using Free Magic.]]
** [[spoiler:King Orrikan mishears a portion of Clariel's name and calls her 'Claw', which sounds remarkably similar to 'Chlorr' and may have inspired her to choose the name in later life.]]
** [[spoiler:When presented with a necromancer's bells, Clariel refuses them, controlling her Free Magic creatures with her berserk rage. Similarly, in ''Lirael'' and ''Abhorsen'' Chlorr does not use bells and instead controls her Dead and Free Magic servants through sheer force of will.]]
* ForestRanger: Her goal is to join the Borderers or become an independent hunter living in the forest.
* HairTriggerTemper: Due to being a berserk.
* TheHermit: Wants to be one.
* InTheBlood: Her status as a Berserk and affinity for Free Magic. Abhorsens balance Free Magic and strength in the Charter, but Clariel's affinity for the former is much stronger. This causes problems.
* IJustWantToBeFree: To the degree that she sympathises with Free Magic creatures.
* IJustWantToBeNormal: Clariel doesn't want to have the magic of the Abhorsens or the responsibility of a Royal; all she wants is to live a normal life as a hunter.
* JustFriends: Insists this is so with Bel.
* KissingCousins: Bel has a crush on Clariel, which she tries not to reciprocate.
* [[LikeFatherLikeSon Like Mother Like Daughter]]: For all her resentment of her mother, Clariel is very much like Jaciel. Namely, she inherited all her mother's fatal flaws - her berserker rage, single minded focus on her interest (smithing for Jaciel, the forest for Clariel) and an inability to understand and predict people.
* NatureHero: Strong affinity for the forest, but also Free Magic, the unbound, chaotic form of magic that existed before the Charter.
* NoSocialSkills: Due to a combination of having a Berserk's temper, no training in social etiquette and being BrutallyHonest.
* {{Pride}}: After dominating Aziminil, Clariel enlists the help of an even stronger Free Magic creature, completely confident in her ability to maintain control. [[spoiler: Of course, the creatures have their own agenda]]
* RebelliousPrincess: Wants to live her own life in the forest. [[spoiler:Played far less positively than usual, as her desire for freedom is compared to Free Magic creatures and is a symbol of her affinity for them.]]
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: [[spoiler:Avenging her parents' murder. But after the deed is done she realizes that VengeanceFeelsEmpty]].
* StartOfDarkness: ''Clariel'' is the story of hers.
* SympathyForTheDevil: Due to her own situation, she sympathizes with Aziminil, a Free Magic creature, and begins to question whether or not they're really as inimical to life as she's been taught. [[spoiler:Turns out, yes, they are, which she learns the hard way when the two she's bound to her betray her the first chance they get and go on a killing spree, and only barely avoid killing her thanks to the timely arrival of Belatiel.]]
* TragicDream: Clariel's desire to go back to the Great Forest becomes impossible to fulfill about halfway through the story yet she still clings to it. A less sympathetic version as 1. her single-minded desire makes her easy to manipulate and 2. she [[TheUnfettered abandons nearly all her morals and friends to try to make her dream come true]].
* TragicVillain: She begins on the path of Free Magic because she wanted to [[spoiler:avenge her parents and rescue her aunt and the King.]]
* TheUnfettered: Free magic sorcerers become this. Clariel comes very close, many times during her story but is able to hang on to some part of herself. [[spoiler: Presumably, she looses all compunctions in the next couple hundred years]]
* UnresolvedSexualTension: With Bel, in the prequel. [[spoiler:It's very one-sided on his part.]]
* UnskilledButStrong: Very little training with the Charter, but has the willpower to be very strong in Free Magic.
** Even without training or knowledge, Clariel has a very powerful Deathsense and is able to see flashes of Death.
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: This is the effect Free Magic has.

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* MeaningfulName: "Orannis" is similar to Οὐρανός (Ouranos), the classical Greek spelling of Uranus and [[spoiler:the namesake of uranium]].
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* ManiacPixieDreamGirl: Is clearly trying to bring Sam out of his funk by forcing him to attend royal events and setting him up on dates. At one point, she even throws a grand birthday party just for him. However, she fails partly because her energy alienates the more introverted Sam and partly because his worries aren't that easily solved.

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* ManiacPixieDreamGirl: ManicPixieDreamGirl: Is clearly trying to bring Sam out of his funk by forcing him to attend royal events and setting him up on dates. At one point, she even throws a grand birthday party just for him. However, she fails partly because her energy alienates the more introverted Sam and partly because his worries aren't that easily solved.
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