History Characters / OldKingdom

5th Nov '16 7:20:11 PM cpslck
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* BigBad: [[spoiler: Of Clariel]]





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\n* WildCard: [[spoiler: Even back in his Shiner days [[KingmakerScenario when he could have tipped the balance]].]] Mogget tends to have his own agenda and only begrudgingly helps when he wants to. [[spoiler: Giving back his free will]] seems to have made him even more this.



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* ShrinkingViolet: Never spoke or interacted much in the Glacier other than with the Dog. Grows out of it once she leaves mostly due to Sam being even more introverted and indecisive and someone needing to take charge.
3rd Nov '16 3:11:52 PM cpslck
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* OddFriendship: With Mogget. [[spoiler: After Mogget is freed, he's the only person the cat occasionally visits and willingly interacts with. It might have to do with Sameth's slightly less wary and judgmental attitude or the fact that he gives Mogget fish]]





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\n* TookALevelInBadass: Once Sameth stops trying to be the Abhorsen and gains some confidence, he becomes much more effective. His powerful Charter mage abilities start feeding into his inventing.




* CountryMouse: Is entirely out of place in the city, and longs to return to the country.

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* CountryMouse: Is entirely out of place in the city, and longs to return to the country. It becomes a problem because Belisaere is a powder keg waiting to blow and Clariel and her family are at the center of multiple plots. She simply cannot afford to be out of place.
26th Oct '16 11:02:53 AM vren55
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* IronWoobie: She cries and it's evident she still bears the weight of the self-depreciation of her upbringing, but she struggles along... basically clinging to life.
26th Oct '16 11:00:20 AM vren55
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* IronWoobie: She cries and it's evident she still bears the weight of the self-depreciation of her upbringing, but she struggles along... basically clinging to life.
26th Oct '16 10:49:03 AM vren55
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* FirstKiss: Finally with[[spoiler: Nicolas Sayre in 'Goldenhand'.]]
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Her tendency towards morbid thinking. At first it seems like it's due to her chronically low self-esteem. [[spoiler: Which is part of it, but it also has a lot to do with her being Terciel's daughter.]]

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* FirstKiss: Finally with[[spoiler: with [[spoiler: Nicolas Sayre in 'Goldenhand'.''Goldenhand''.]]
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Her tendency towards morbid thinking. At first it seems like it's due to her chronically low self-esteem. [[spoiler: Which is part of it, but it also has a lot to do with her being Terciel's daughter.daughter and being related to Sabriel who is quite a bit of a DeadpanSnarker.]]
26th Oct '16 10:48:03 AM vren55
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* FirstKiss: Finally with[[spoiler: Nicolas Sayre in 'Goldenhand'.]]
7th Oct '16 3:43:31 AM ChocoholicBec
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* BadassAbnormal: Gets Charter and Free Magic in his blood by the end of the series, serving as a sort of living Charter Stone (which makes him very useful at the climax of ''Goldenhand.'')

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* BadassAbnormal: Gets Charter and Free Magic in his blood by the end of the series, [[spoiler: serving as a sort of living Charter Stone (which makes him very useful at the climax of ''Goldenhand.'')'')]]
4th Oct '16 12:11:32 PM DarkPhoenix94
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* AntiHero: He's sarcastic, bitter and really doesn't like most Abhorsens, but serves them anyway (albeit against his will). In the third book he joins forces with the good guys of his own free will.

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* AntiHero: He's sarcastic, bitter and really doesn't like most Abhorsens, but serves them anyway (albeit against his will). [[spoiler: In the third book and fourth books he joins forces with the good guys of his own free will.]]



* CatsAreMean: Mogget is bitter, sarcastic, and acerbic, jumping straight to downright homicidal when loosed from his collar.

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* CatsAreMean: Mogget is bitter, sarcastic, and acerbic, jumping straight to downright homicidal when loosed from his collar. collar in ''Sabriel.'' [[spoiler: He loses the homicidal part by the end of ''Abhorsen''.]]



* DefeatMeansFriendship: With Sabriel, at least, and perhaps her father. With Sameth and Lirael he's far more reluctant to help, especially as he doesn't think much of the competence of the former.

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* DefeatMeansFriendship: With Sabriel, at least, and perhaps her father.father - at the very least, he respects her. With Sameth and Lirael he's far more reluctant to help, especially as he doesn't think much of the competence of the former.



* EnigmaticMinion: Sort-of-heroic example. Nobody knows exactly where Moggert came from, what he is, or why he was first bound to serve the Abhorsens, but they do know that he ''will'' serve dutifully- so long as his collar stays on. [[spoiler: He's actually Yrael, one of the Bright Shiners, bound as punishment for refusing to help the Seven against Orannis]].
* FriendlyEnemy: When he's collared, at least.

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* EnigmaticMinion: Sort-of-heroic example. Nobody knows exactly where Moggert Mogget came from, what he is, or why he was first bound to serve the Abhorsens, but they do know that he ''will'' serve dutifully- dutifully - [[RestrainingBolt so long as his collar stays on.]] Once it comes off, so do all bets. [[spoiler: He's actually Yrael, one of the Bright Shiners, bound as punishment for refusing to help the Seven against Orannis]].
* FriendlyEnemy: When he's collared, at least.



* NeutralNoLonger: For millenia he makes his hatred of the Charter bloodlines abundantly clear, and there's no hint that he'll side with them against the great Enemy, if he has any choice in the matter. When he ''does'' have a choice in the matter... [[spoiler: Yrael shares that he has developed a liking to the living word, particularly fish, and got off the fence to fight Orannis.]]

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* NeutralNoLonger: For millenia millennia he makes his hatred of the Charter bloodlines abundantly clear, and there's no hint that he'll side with them against the great Enemy, ''anyone'' if he has any choice in the matter. When he ''does'' have a choice in the matter... [[spoiler: Yrael shares that he has developed a liking to the living word, particularly fish, and got off the fence to fight Orannis. After that, he wanders off to do his own thing, but pops up at the climax of ''Goldenhand'' in a vaguely helpful capacity.]]
* OddFriendship: Develops this, eventually, with Sameth and [[spoiler: it persists after he's finally freed from his imprisonment, probably because Sam trusted him enough to set him free.
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* ServileSnarker: Mogget has to serve the Abhorsens. That does not mean Mogget ''likes'' most of the Abhorsens, and tends to hold a snarky running commentary of all of their deficiencies.

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* ServileSnarker: Mogget has to serve the Abhorsens. That does not mean Mogget ''likes'' most of the Abhorsens, and tends to hold provide a snarky running commentary of all of their deficiencies.



* VoluntaryShapeshifting: Somewhat. If he's allowed, he can go from little white cat to albino dwarf. Without his collar, he can change into pretty much whatever the hell he likes, displaying, [[spoiler: in ''Goldenhand'']] the capacity to turn into a huge white tiger like creature.



* MrFanservice: Well, when you arrive in the story naked you're gonna be this.
* HappilyMarried: To Sabriel in ''Lirael'' and ''Abhorsen''.

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* MrFanservice: Well, when you arrive in the story naked you're gonna be this.
this. As of ''Goldenhand'', he's singlehandedly trying to bring the kilt back into fashion.
* HappilyMarried: To Sabriel in ''Lirael'' ''Lirael'', ''Abhorsen'' and ''Abhorsen''.''Goldenhand''.



* ActionGirl: She will admit she's not as good at swordfighting as she should be.

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* ActionGirl: She will admit she's not as good at swordfighting as she should be.be, but she gets better as time goes by.



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

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



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



* {{Foreshadowing}}: Her tendency towards morbid thinking. At first it seems like it's due to her chronically low self-esteem. [[spoiler:Which is part of it, but it also has a lot to do with her being Terciel's daughter.]]

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Her tendency towards morbid thinking. At first it seems like it's due to her chronically low self-esteem. [[spoiler:Which [[spoiler: Which is part of it, but it also has a lot to do with her being Terciel's daughter.]]



* HandicappedBadass: [[spoiler: with her titular Goldenhand.]]



* KidWithTheLeash: In a technical sense on the Disreputable Dog, who acts like a dog out of personal preference. [[spoiler:Moreso on Mogget later on]].

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* KidWithTheLeash: In a technical sense on the Disreputable Dog, who acts like a dog out of personal preference. [[spoiler:Moreso [[spoiler: Moreso on Mogget later on]].



* TheMindIsAPlaythingOfTheBody: She learns how to make several animal "skins" with Charter magic, but they leave her with the residual instincts of whatever she becomes for some timeafterwards.

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* TheMindIsAPlaythingOfTheBody: She learns how to make several animal "skins" with Charter magic, but they leave her with the residual instincts of whatever she becomes for some timeafterwards.time afterwards.



%%* EnsembleDarkhorse

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%%* EnsembleDarkhorse* EnsembleDarkhorse: At first simply appears to be a talking animal companion to Lirael, before steadily growing into a popular and forceful character in her own right.



* NotTooDeadToSaveTheDay: For Nick.
* OffscreenTeleportation: Is a master at this

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* NotTooDeadToSaveTheDay: For Nick.
Nick. Twice. [[spoiler: And Lirael in ''Goldenhand.'']]
* OffscreenTeleportation: Is a master at this
this, even more so than Mogget - which is saying something.
* TooCoolToLive: In the long run, unfortunately. [[spoiler: Not that it stops her from meddling from beyond the grave.]]



* 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]]

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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]]hours.]] Potentially even more impressive is his creation of [[spoiler: her prosthetic hand, which is near perfect by the events of ''Goldenhand'' - though it tends not to do so well when out of the range of the Charter.]]



* RoyalBlood: Though contrary to the trope, he's completely unsuited to being a ruler

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* RoyalBlood: Though contrary to the trope, he's completely unsuited to being a rulerruler.



* AgentScully: Highly skeptical of magic and the Old Kingdom; he's sure that it can somehow be explained by science.
* BadassAbnormal: Gets Charter and Free Magic in his blood by the end of the series.
* 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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* AgentScully: Highly At first, highly skeptical of magic and the Old Kingdom; he's sure that it can somehow be explained by science.
* BadassAbnormal: Gets Charter and Free Magic in his blood by the end of the series.
series, serving as a sort of living Charter Stone (which makes him very useful at the climax of ''Goldenhand.'')
* BadassBookworm: Essentially designs what would, in another world, have been a functional nuclear reactor - or nuclear bomb. Either way, in a world where the mundane half is in the 1920's at the latest, that's incredibly impressive.
* DemonicPossession: Is infested by [[spoiler: a shard of Orannis, Orannis until the end of ''Abhorsen'']], which compels him to try and free the main body and occasionally takes over his own.



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

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%%* * [[LastGirlWins Last Boy Wins]]
%%*
Wins]]: for [[spoiler: Lirael.]]
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TooCoolToLive: [[spoiler: Subverted, thankfully.thankfully, thanks to the Disreputable Dog.]]



* AChildShallLeadThem: Is a capable ruler despite only being a few year older than Sam. She's also implied to have been ruling since she graduated as Touchstone is busy fixing Charter Stones

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* AChildShallLeadThem: Is a capable ruler despite only being a few year couple of years older than Sam. She's also implied to have been ruling since she graduated as Touchstone is busy fixing Charter StonesStones.



* 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.

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* YouNeedToGetLaid: At one point, she seems to think that al all that's needed for Sam is a girlfriend and tries to hook him up with pretty much every girl in the kingdom.
** ''Goldenhand'' reveals that she's been trying and failing to do the same for Lirael.



* AscendedExtra: [[spoiler: Received her own book called ''Clariel''.]]
* [[BadassGrandpa Badass Grandma]]: Several ''centuries'' old through the power of Free Magic and nearly an adult Sabriel's equal in power even before [[spoiler: becoming a Greater Dead]].

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* AscendedExtra: [[spoiler: Received her own book called ''Clariel''.''Clariel'', detailing her StartOfDarkness.]]
* [[BadassGrandpa Badass Grandma]]: Several ''centuries'' old through the power of Free Magic and nearly an adult Sabriel's equal in power even before [[spoiler: becoming a one of the Greater Dead]].Dead - though it is implied that she was already one of the Greater Dead and had been for some time, it's just that her habit of possessing offerings from the steppe tribes meant that this was not necessarily apparent. What Sabriel did was prevent her from taking physical form again.]].



* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Mogget describes her as "never bold" in ''Abhorsen'', which is decidedly not true of her in ''Clariel''.

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* BodySurf: [[spoiler: ''Goldenhand'' reveals that she used to do this before Sabriel destroyed her ability to take physical form.]]
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Mogget describes her as "never bold" in ''Abhorsen'', which is decidedly not true of her in ''Clariel''. Though this could simply be a case of Mogget referring to her not quite giving in to all of his temptations, his having a SelfServingMemory or simply lying.
* [[DeathEqualsRedemption: For the part of her that remained Clariel, at least, which saves Lirael from Chlorr during their battle at the Ninth Gate, forcing Chlorr to look up.]]



* DragonAscendant: She takes over as main threat in ''Goldenhand'' following the final death of Hedge and the rebinding of Orannis.



* EvilMentor: In ''Goldenhand'' it is conjectured that she taught Kerrigor the trick with his body.



* KarmaHoudini: Runs off in ''Abhorsen'' after Lirael stands up to her and Mogget taunts her about her past and apparently survives the book.
* MysteriousPast: Mogget hints that Chlorr was once an Abhorsen. Her new book, ''Clariel'', reveals some of this, but [[spoiler:ends with Clariel travelling to the north, with her Free Magic bound away. Obviously at some point in the intervening centuries she gets it back.]]

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* 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: Karma catches up with her at the end of ''Goldenhand'' when the remnant of her that is Clariel forces her beyond the Ninth Gate.]]
* MysteriousPast: Mogget hints that Chlorr was once an Abhorsen. Her new book, ''Clariel'', reveals some of this, but [[spoiler:ends with Clariel travelling to the north, with her Free Magic bound away. Obviously at some point in the intervening centuries she gets it back.]] ''Goldenhand'' elaborates somewhat, with [[spoiler: the remnant of her that is still Clariel vaguely remarking that she had temptations whispering away at her and eventually she gave in.]]



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

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



** [[spoiler: Clariel shows that this is a problem even before she turned evil]]

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** [[spoiler: Clariel shows that this is a problem even before she turned evil]]evil.]]



!! The Enemy / Orannis the Destroyer

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!! The Enemy / Orannis Enemy[=/=]Orannis the Destroyer


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* VoluntaryShapeshifting: To a limited extent - their bodies are reshaped into more horrific and combat effective forms by the spirit within.
25th Sep '16 12:35:01 PM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}}: Practically a part of the Abhorsen's job requirements; even as a teenager Sabriel is very formidable both physically and magically, and as an adult in the later books she's become a legend in her own time for it.



* HeroKiller: [[spoiler:Given what [[{{Badass}} Badasses]] the royal line produces, it's quite a feat to murder all of them and near-permanently incapacitate the last. And then he becomes responsible for the death of Abhorsen Terciel, and has been fighting off Abhorsens for centuries, wearing the family down without being destroyed himself- again, quite a feat]].

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* HeroKiller: [[spoiler:Given what [[{{Badass}} Badasses]] badasses the royal line produces, it's quite a feat to murder all of them and near-permanently incapacitate the last. And then he becomes responsible for the death of Abhorsen Terciel, and has been fighting off Abhorsens for centuries, wearing the family down without being destroyed himself- again, quite a feat]].
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