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* BigBad: [[spoiler: Of Clariel]]


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* GreaterScopeVillain: [[spoiler:In ''Clariel''. He isn't related to the BigBad and even helps Clariel along in her quest, but this is at least partly because he feels influencing Clariel will result in him gaining his freedom down the line.]]
17th Sep '17 2:04:29 PM Elyana
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& ThatWomanIsDead: Killed, in her own words, [[HurtingHero by Clariel herself]].

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& * ThatWomanIsDead: Killed, in her own words, [[HurtingHero by Clariel herself]].
17th Sep '17 2:02:00 PM Elyana
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* BigDamnHeroes: When he feels like it. [[spoiler:Double subverted in ''Goldenhand''.]]


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* EvilMentor: A rather more benign version of this trope than usual, but he still influenced Clariel to take the road she did, believing it would set in motion his own path to freedom. PlayedWith in that Clariel becomes fully aware of this and doesn't hold a grudge against Mogget, even parting with him as something of a friend at the end of her novel.


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* RedemptionEqualsLife: Figuratively. [[spoiler:He earns his freedom from his lifelong enslavement clause to the Abhorsen line after siding with the heroes against Orannis.]]


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* ThisIsGonnaSuck: When Belatiel renews his vow of allegiance (read: enslavement) to the Abhorsen line.


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* BirdsOfAFeather: Clariel empathises with Aziminil, feeling just as trapped and constrained as the Free Magic creature, and [[spoiler:relents when she has the monster at her mercy, letting it go free.]] At the same time, though, [[{{Foreshadowing}} Clariel is seduced by the power and dominance she felt]] while bending Aziminil to her will.


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* CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot: Clariel makes this observation of several tragic occurrences in her novel, sometimes towards herself.


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* FriendshipMoment: With Mogget in her novel's epilogue.


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& ThatWomanIsDead: Killed, in her own words, [[HurtingHero by Clariel herself]].
30th May '17 10:06:58 AM AmbarSonofDeshar
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* MasterSwordsman: She topped her fencing classes and proves a lethal swordswoman when confronting the Dead.




* 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]].

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* AnimalisticAbomination: Looks like a small white cat (normally). Is actually a tremendously ancient and powerful free magic Free Magic elemental [[spoiler: and essentially a god being punished, as it turns out]].



* DarkIsEvil: The Dead in general are generally described as wraith-like creatures of smoke and shadow, at least when not attached to a particular corpse. Kerrigor goes through several forms during ''Sabriel'', and each of them follows this aesthetic to a greater or lesser degree.

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* DarkIsEvil: The Dead in general are generally described as wraith-like creatures of smoke and shadow, at least when not attached to a particular corpse. Kerrigor goes through several forms during ''Sabriel'', and each of them follows this aesthetic to a greater or lesser degree.



* HeroKiller: [[spoiler:Given what 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]]. Taken to its final, ludicrous extreme when he bests and consumes [[spoiler:Mogget, one of the Bright Shiners, without any notable effort.]]

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* HeroKiller: [[spoiler:Given what 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]]. Taken to its final, ludicrous terrifying extreme when he bests and consumes [[spoiler:Mogget, one of the Bright Shiners, without any notable effort.]]



* HybridMonster: Why Kerrigor is just so dangerous. Not only is he a powerful Dead spirit and a Free Magic practioner, but he [[spoiler: is a royal prince with the powers that come with that. He gives his followers a mark to link them to himself, increasing his own power in the perversion of the bond between Old Kingdom subjects and royals, where each one strengthens the other.]]

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* HybridMonster: Why Kerrigor is just so dangerous. Not only is he a powerful Dead spirit and a Free Magic practioner, but he [[spoiler: is [[spoiler:is a royal prince with the powers that come with that. He gives his followers a mark to link them to himself, increasing his own power in the perversion of the bond between Old Kingdom subjects and royals, where each one strengthens the other.]]]]
* ImAHumanitarian: Like all the Dead he has to feed on Life in order to keep himself out of Death.
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* RessurectiveImmortality: As long as his body exists, Kerrigor will always crawl back out of Death into Life.

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* RessurectiveImmortality: ResurrectiveImmortality: As long as his body exists, Kerrigor will always crawl back out of Death into Life.
29th May '17 11:04:08 PM AmbarSonofDeshar
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* RessurectiveImmortality: As long as his body exists, Kerrigor will always crawl back out of Death into Life.



* WasOnceAMan: Like all Dead, he was originally a living person. [[spoiler: Specifically, Touchstone's half-brother, Prince Rogir]].

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* WasOnceAMan: Like all Dead, he was originally a living person. [[spoiler: Specifically, [[spoiler:Specifically, Touchstone's half-brother, Prince Rogir]].
29th May '17 10:58:23 PM AmbarSonofDeshar
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* EvilSorcerer: He possesses great knowledge of magic, and his combination of necromancy, Free Magic, Dead powers and [[spoiler: royal magic]] makes him exceptionally formidable.

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* EvilSorcerer: He possesses great knowledge of magic, and his combination of necromancy, Free Magic, Dead powers and [[spoiler: royal [[spoiler:royal magic]] makes him exceptionally formidable.



* HeroKiller: [[spoiler:Given what 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]].
* HumanoidAbomination: As a Greater Dead. At first, he apparently still looked human [[spoiler: enough to fool his family, all accomplished Charter Mages]]. During most of ''Sabriel'', he uses an artificial body that resembles a twisted, distorted version of his original appearance- Touchstone speculates that he likely ''was'' trying to recreate his mortal appearance, but had forgotten enough of what being human was like that he ended up monstrous instead. By the end of the book, even that body is destroyed [[spoiler: when Terciel sacrifices himself]], and Kerrigor just uses his raw spirit form- an amorphous, vaguely-humanoid giant of shadows, featureless save for his burning eyes.

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* HeroKiller: [[spoiler:Given what 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]].
feat]]. Taken to its final, ludicrous extreme when he bests and consumes [[spoiler:Mogget, one of the Bright Shiners, without any notable effort.]]
* HumanoidAbomination: As a Greater Dead. At first, he apparently still looked human [[spoiler: enough to fool his family, all accomplished Charter Mages]]. During most of ''Sabriel'', he uses an artificial body that resembles a twisted, distorted version of his original appearance- Touchstone speculates that he likely ''was'' trying to recreate his mortal appearance, but had forgotten enough of what being human was like that he ended up monstrous instead. By the end of the book, even that body is destroyed [[spoiler: when [[spoiler:when Terciel sacrifices himself]], and Kerrigor just uses his raw spirit form- an amorphous, vaguely-humanoid giant of shadows, featureless save for his burning eyes.



* JokerImmunity: In the backstory. The Abhorsens have spent 200 years driving him back into Death, but he returns every single time. Over the course of ''Sabriel'' itself, he's pushed back into death twice by Terciel, but still returns for the finale. Sabriel finally comes up with a solution to his threat that bypasses his apparent immortality.
* KillTheGod: Kerrigor briefly ''consumed'' a deity when he swallowed [[spoiler:Mogget]].



* OurLichesAreDifferent: Or rather, as a Greater Dead Adept, he's the local equivalent.

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* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: Kerrigor is a Greater Dead spirit, a Free Magic Adept, a necromancer, ''and'' a renegade member of [[spoiler: the royal family]]. In-universe this renders him an entirely unique threat and one of the most powerful beings in existence.
* OurLichesAreDifferent: Or rather, as a Greater Dead and Free Magic Adept, he's the local equivalent.


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* SorcerousOverlord: In addition to being a Free Magic Adept ''and'' one of the Greater Dead, he's the reigning warlord in what's left of the Old Kingdom.
13th May '17 5:16:28 PM AthenaBlue
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* 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.


!!Touchstone / Torrigan

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* WildCard: [[spoiler: Even [[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 [[spoiler:Giving back his free will]] seems to have made him even more this.


!!Touchstone / Torrigan
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* DualWielding

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* DualWieldingDualWielding: He claims a pair of swords he finds in the unfinished ship in Holehallow.



* MeaningfulRename: Mogget calls him Touchstone, a fool's name, in fact a Shakespearean fool's name. Touchstone grudgingly accepts it, and bears it for the rest of his life. [[spoiler: He probably earned it by going berserk at the worst possible time.]]

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* ManInAKilt: They were in fashion back in his day, and he still likes to wear them.
* MeaningfulRename: Mogget calls him Touchstone, a fool's name, in fact a Shakespearean fool's name. Touchstone grudgingly accepts it, and bears it for the rest of his life. [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:He probably earned it by going berserk at the worst possible time.]]



* 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.

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* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: He and Sabriel expend a lot of time--and time -- and in Touchstone's case, literally blood--to literal blood -- to restore the Old Kingdom to order and prosperity.



A Greater Dead Adept, who has been battling the Abhorsens for the past two hundred years, and winning. Powerful in Free Magic and commander of terrible armies, he is singlehandedly responsible for the coup d'etat that obliterated the royal family two hundred years ago, and is hellbent on finishing the job, and breaking [[TheForce the Charter]] for good.

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A Greater Dead Adept, Adept who has been battling the Abhorsens for the past two hundred years, and winning. Powerful in Free Magic and the commander of terrible armies, he is singlehandedly responsible for the coup d'etat that obliterated the royal family two hundred years ago, and is hellbent on finishing the job, and breaking [[TheForce the Charter]] for good.
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* BigBadFriend: To [[spoiler: Touchstone]]
* CainAndAbel: With [[spoiler: Touchstone]]. [[CaptainObvious He's Cain]].

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* BigBadFriend: To [[spoiler: Touchstone]]
[[spoiler:Touchstone]].
* CainAndAbel: With [[spoiler: Touchstone]]. [[spoiler:Touchstone]]. [[CaptainObvious He's Cain]].Cain.]]



* CatsAreMean: [[spoiler: Trapped as a cat by the end. And good lord, is he mean. Subverted in that, once he's sealed as a cat, he's never seen again and is said to be sleeping in Abhorsen's basement.]]
* DarkIsEvil: The Dead in general are generally described as wraith-like creatures of smoke and shadow, at least when not attached to a particular corpse. Kerrigor goes through several forms during ''Sabriel'', and each of them follows this aesthetic to a greater or lesser degree.

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* CatsAreMean: [[spoiler: Trapped [[spoiler:Trapped as a cat by the end. And good lord, is he mean. Subverted in that, once he's sealed as a cat, he's never seen again and is said to be sleeping in the Abhorsen's basement.]]
* DarkIsEvil: The Dead in general are generally described as wraith-like creatures of smoke and shadow, at least when not attached to a particular corpse. Kerrigor goes through several forms during ''Sabriel'', and each of them follows this aesthetic to a greater or lesser degree.






Nicholas Sayre is a nephew of the High Minister in Ancelstierre, a member of an old and rich family, and therefore just the sort of fellow you'd expect to see attending school with Prince Sameth. More than that, Nick is Sam's best friend, even if he ''does'' regard Charter Magic as a scientific curiosity rather than a profound fact of the universe. Nick is bright, cheerful, and interested in everything. He's a natural leader and, like a true-born son of the industrialized south, loves to develop and work on projects. But a chance encounter with Hedge means that all of Nick's energy might be turned to a dark purpose...

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Nicholas Sayre is a nephew of the High Minister in of Ancelstierre, a member of an old and rich family, and therefore just the sort of fellow you'd expect to see attending school with Prince Sameth. More than that, Nick is Sam's best friend, even if he ''does'' regard Charter Magic as a scientific curiosity rather than a profound fact of the universe. Nick is bright, cheerful, and interested in everything. He's a natural leader and, like a true-born son of the industrialized south, loves to develop and work on projects. But a chance encounter with Hedge means that all of Nick's energy might be turned to a dark purpose...
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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.'')]]
* 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 until the end of ''Abhorsen'']], which compels him to try and free the main body and occasionally takes over his own.

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* BadassAbnormal: Gets Charter and Free Magic in his blood by the end of the series, [[spoiler: serving [[spoiler: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 [[spoiler:a shard of 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]]: for [[spoiler: Lirael.]]
* ThePollyanna: A rare male version. In ''Goldenhand'', Nick's rather blase and upbeat, finding time to be childishly curious and flirting with Lirael despite being self-exiled, the kingdom getting invaded and the horrible BreakTheCutie he'd been through.
* TooCoolToLive: [[spoiler: Subverted, thankfully, thanks to the Disreputable Dog.]]

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* [[LastGirlWins Last Boy Wins]]: for [[spoiler: Lirael.]]
For [[spoiler:Lirael]].
* ThePollyanna: A rare male version. In ''Goldenhand'', Nick's rather blase blasé and upbeat, finding time to be childishly curious and flirting with Lirael despite being self-exiled, the kingdom getting invaded and the horrible BreakTheCutie he'd been through.
* TooCoolToLive: [[spoiler: Subverted, [[spoiler:Subverted, thankfully, thanks to the Disreputable Dog.]]



* YouCantGoHomeAgain: The Free and Charter Magic now living in Nick means that he'll never be able to go back to Ancelstierre
* 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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* YouCantGoHomeAgain: The Free and Charter Magic now living in Nick means that he'll never be able to go back to Ancelstierre.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: As soon as the Lightning Farm does its work, the last shard of Orannis zips out of his body, mortally wounding him.



!!Chlorr of the Mask/ Clariel
The main villain of ''Lirael,'' Chlorr is a necromancer who has extended her life through unholy means. Though her powers of commanding the Dead and Free Magic are terrible, she willingly submits herself to the power buried beside the Red Lake, when Hedge gives her but a taste of it. Only an Abhorsen can have a prayer of matching Chlorr in combat.

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* AscendedExtra: [[spoiler: Received her own book called ''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 one of the Greater 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.]].
* TheBerserker: A trait that runs in the Royal and Abhorsen lines.
* BodySurf: [[spoiler: ''Goldenhand'' reveals that she used to do this before Sabriel destroyed her ability to take physical form.]]

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!!Chlorr of the Mask/ Clariel
Mask[=/=]Clariel
The main villain of ''Lirael,'' ''Lirael'', Chlorr is a necromancer who has extended her life through unholy means. Though her powers of commanding the Dead and Free Magic are terrible, she willingly submits herself to the power buried beside the Red Lake, when Hedge gives her but a taste of it. Only an Abhorsen can have a prayer of matching Chlorr in combat.

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* AscendedExtra: [[spoiler: Received her own book called ''Clariel'', detailing her StartOfDarkness.]]
StartOfDarkness.
* [[BadassGrandpa Badass Grandma]]: Several ''centuries'' old through the power of Free Magic Magic, and nearly an adult Sabriel's equal in power even before [[spoiler: becoming [[spoiler:becoming one of the Greater 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.]].
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* TheBerserker: A trait that runs in the Royal and Abhorsen lines.
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* BodySurf: [[spoiler: ''Goldenhand'' [[spoiler:''Goldenhand'' reveals that she used to do this before Sabriel destroyed her ability to take physical form.]]



* DeathEqualsRedemption: [[spoiler: 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.]]

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* DeathEqualsRedemption: [[spoiler: For [[spoiler: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.

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



An Ancelstierre politician of the conservative bent, seeking the highest offices in the land. He hates the Old Kingdom and distrusts the existence of "magic."

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An Ancelstierre Ancelstierran politician of the conservative bent, seeking the highest offices in the land. He hates the Old Kingdom and distrusts the existence of "magic."
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* KarmaHoudini: Seizes power midway through ''Abhorsen'', and the end of the book gives no indication if he was deposed or not. [[spoiler: "The Creature in the Case" reveals that his coup ultimately failed, but gives no indication of how or what happened to him afterwards]].
* ANaziByAnyOtherName: The seizing power and trying to overthrow the moderate government making it very clear.

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* KarmaHoudini: Seizes power midway through ''Abhorsen'', and the end of the book gives no indication if he was deposed or not. [[spoiler: "The [[spoiler:"The Creature in the Case" reveals that his coup ultimately failed, but gives no indication of how or what happened to him afterwards]].
afterwards.]]
* ANaziByAnyOtherName: The seizing of power and trying to overthrow the moderate government making it very clear.



* PragmaticVillainy: When Sabriel and Touchstone start interfering in his plans, he simply arranges for them to be assassinated. [[spoiler: Unfortunately for him, they survive]].

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* PragmaticVillainy: When Sabriel and Touchstone start interfering in his plans, he simply arranges for them to be assassinated. [[spoiler: Unfortunately [[spoiler:Unfortunately for him, they survive]]. survive.]]



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

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




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* 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]].

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* 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."]]
"Chlorr".]]
* ArrangedMarriage: [[spoiler:Thankfully avoided]].avoided.]]



* 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. 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.

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* TheBerserker: It runs in the royal line, and she inherited it.
* TheCorruption: [[spoiler:The more she uses Free Magic, the further she is pushed away from the Charter]].
Charter.]]
* 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.



* DyingAsYourself: [[spoiler: The bit of Chlorr that is still Clariel fuses with Chlorr after saving Lirael. They enter the Ninth Gate as one.]]
* 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''.]]

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* DyingAsYourself: [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The bit of Chlorr that is still Clariel fuses with Chlorr after saving Lirael. They enter the Ninth Gate as one.]]
* ForegoneConclusion: [[spoiler: She [[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}}: {{Foreshadowing}}:
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[[spoiler:The bronze mask sticks to her face in ''Clariel''.]]



** [[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.]]

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** [[spoiler:King Orrikan mishears a portion of Clariel's name and calls her 'Claw', "Claw", which sounds remarkably similar to 'Chlorr' "Chlorr" and may have inspired her to choose the name in later life.]]



* [[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.

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* [[LikeFatherLikeSon Like Mother 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 single-minded focus on her interest (smithing for Jaciel, the forest for Clariel) and an inability to understand and predict people. people.



* PinballProtagonist: Arguably. While Clariel's certainly bold and active, most of the time she's being unwittingly manipulated and lead by someone. Every time she tries to take initiative, it either comes to nothing or because someone's subtly or otherwise prodding her.
* {{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]]

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* PinballProtagonist: Arguably. While Clariel's certainly bold and active, most of the time she's being unwittingly manipulated and lead led by someone. Every time she tries to take the initiative, it either comes to nothing or because someone's subtly or otherwise prodding her.
* {{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 [[spoiler:Of course, the creatures have their own agenda]]agenda.]]



* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: [[spoiler:Avenging her parents' murder. But after the deed is done she realizes that VengeanceFeelsEmpty]].

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* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: [[spoiler:Avenging her parents' murder. But after the deed is done done, she realizes that VengeanceFeelsEmpty]].VengeanceFeelsEmpty.]]



* 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]]. That said, it's worth noting that she has multiple opportunities to fulfill the dream, and chooses not to take them—once for the sake of an injured friend, and once for the sake of her [[spoiler:unavenged parents]].
* 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]]

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* TragicDream: Clariel's desire to go back to the Great Forest becomes impossible to fulfill about halfway through the story story, yet she still clings to it. A less sympathetic version as 1. 1) her single-minded desire makes her easy to manipulate manipulate, and 2. 2) she [[TheUnfettered abandons nearly all her morals and friends to try to make her dream come true]]. That said, it's worth noting that she has multiple opportunities to fulfill the dream, and chooses not to take them—once them -— once for the sake of an injured friend, and once for the sake of her [[spoiler:unavenged parents]].
* TragicVillain: She begins on the path of Free Magic because she wanted to [[spoiler:avenge her parents and rescue her aunt and the King.]]
King]].
* TheUnfettered: Free magic 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, [[spoiler:Presumably, she looses all compunctions in the next couple hundred years]] years.]]



* UnwittingPawn: Clariel is at the center of multiple plots and while aware of it, is not quite savvy enough to figure out what the plots are nor how to protect herself.

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* UnwittingPawn: Clariel is at the center of multiple plots and while aware of it, is not quite savvy enough to figure out what the plots are nor or how to protect herself. herself.










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* 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.]]
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: To a limited extent - their bodies are reshaped into more horrific and combat effective forms by the spirit within.

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* 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.]]
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* VoluntaryShapeshifting: To a limited extent - -- their bodies are reshaped into more horrific and combat effective combat-effective forms by the spirit within.




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* NotUsingTheZWord: Dead, Undead, Dead Hands, Hands

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* NotUsingTheZWord: Dead, Undead, Dead Hands, HandsHands.



* RemovingTheHeadOrDestroyingTheBrain: Inverted. The corpses are not controlled by their brain but a spirit; even if the body is completely smashed into something even barely describable as human, they can still move.

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* RemovingTheHeadOrDestroyingTheBrain: Inverted. The corpses are not controlled by their brain brains but a spirit; even if the body is completely smashed into something even barely describable as human, they can still move.




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* MuggingTheMonster: In the third book, a gang of them make the mistake of believing that [[spoiler: Lirael]] is just another low-level necromancer in over their head. One is KilledOffForReal, the rest wisely stay away.

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* MuggingTheMonster: In the third book, ''Abhorsen'', a gang trio of them make the mistake of believing that [[spoiler: Lirael]] [[spoiler:Lirael]] is just another low-level necromancer in over their head. One is KilledOffForReal, the rest wisely stay away.



%%* HumanoidAbomination
%%* MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily

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%%* HumanoidAbomination
%%* MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily

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* HumanoidAbomination: It looks like a beautiful woman at first glance -- and then you notice the scythe-forearms.
* MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily: Has a mouth full of long, sharp teeth.




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!! Creature of Free Magic and the Flesh of Swine

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!! Creature !!Creature of Free Magic and the Flesh of SwineSwine

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%%* FullBoarAction

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%%* FullBoarAction* FullBoarAction: Because it was made with the "flesh of swine", it takes the form of a gigantic boar.




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* WeaksauceWeakness: It can only be wounded by [[spoiler:a thistle]]. On the other hand, this is such a specific weakness that most people are unfamiliar with it.




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* MadeOfMagic / PureMagicBeing: They're composed of Charter marks.

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* MadeOfMagic / PureMagicBeing: MadeOfMagic[=/=]PureMagicBeing: They're composed of Charter marks.




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* SapientShip: A much better example than Paperwings, as ''Finder'' is animate, fully capable of saving her passengers' lives, and apparently has limited forms of communication. She even smiles when Lirael kisses her cheek.

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* SapientShip: A much better example than the Paperwings, as ''Finder'' is animate, fully capable of saving her passengers' lives, and apparently has limited forms of communication. She even smiles when Lirael kisses her cheek.


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* [[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.]]

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* [[DeathEqualsRedemption: DeathEqualsRedemption: [[spoiler: 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.]]


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* DyingAsYourself: [[spoiler: The bit of Chlorr that is still Clariel fuses with Chlorr after saving Lirael. They enter the Ninth Gate as one.]]
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* HandicappedBadass: [[spoiler: with her titular Goldenhand.]]

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



* ThePollyanna: A rare male version. In Goldenhand Nick's rather blase and upbeat, finding time to be childishly curious and flirting with Lirael despite being self-exiled, the kingdom getting invaded and the horrible BreakTheCutie he'd been through.

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* ThePollyanna: A rare male version. In Goldenhand ''Goldenhand'', Nick's rather blase and upbeat, finding time to be childishly curious and flirting with Lirael despite being self-exiled, the kingdom getting invaded and the horrible BreakTheCutie he'd been through.
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