History Characters / ShoeboxZoo

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17th Jul '17 7:52:58 AM Evilgidgit
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An eleven-year old Scottish-American, Marnie finds her troubled life turned upside down when a shoebox containing [[LivingToy living toys]] comes into her possession. She is prophesized to find the Book of Forbidden Knowledge created by Michael Scot and restore the Shoebox Zoo to their human forms. However, she [[RefusalOfTheCall refuses the call]], filled with angst from the recent death of her mother. Mopey and cries for most of the series, but with good reason.

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An eleven-year old Scottish-American, Marnie finds Scottish-American girl who lost her troubled life turned upside down when a shoebox containing [[LivingToy living toys]] comes into mother to cancer, before moving to Edinburgh with her possession. father Ross. On her eleventh birthday, she receives the Shoebox Zoo from a mysterious shopkeeper, and can magically bring them to life. She is prophesized actually TheChosenOne of a prophecy to find the Michael Scot's prized Book of Forbidden Knowledge created by Michael Scot and restore the Shoebox Zoo to their human forms. Knowledge. However, she [[RefusalOfTheCall she refuses the call]], filled with angst from the recent death of her mother. Mopey unwilling to take on such responsibility. Mostly moody and cries for most of angsty throughout the series, but with good reason.



The Great Wizard of Scotland, Michael Scot is an 1100-year old mathematician, scientist, alchemist and wizard who created the Book of Forbidden Knowledge. His pride and arrogance led to turning his four students into toys after they stole the Book, and he follows a prophecy that one day a Chosen One will find the Book.

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The grouchy Great Wizard of Scotland, Michael Scot is an 1100-year old mathematician, scientist, alchemist and wizard who created the Book of Forbidden Knowledge. His pride and arrogance led to turning his four students into toys after they stole the Book, and he follows a prophecy that one day a Chosen One will find the Book.



* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld

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* ReallySevenHundredYearsOldReallySevenHundredYearsOld: Eleven-hundred years old to be exact.



Self-proclaimed leader and spokesperson of the Shoebox Zoo, Edwin is a pompous metal eagle dressed as a knight. A bit of an UpperClassTwit bursting with BritishStuffiness, Edwin is a GlorySeeker and wants to be the first person to touch the Book of Forbidden Knowledge.

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Self-proclaimed leader and spokesperson of the Shoebox Zoo, Edwin is a pompous metal A [[UpperClassTwit pompous]], [[GlorySeeker glory-seeking]] silver eagle dressed like a knight, who acts as a knight. A bit of an UpperClassTwit bursting with BritishStuffiness, Edwin is a GlorySeeker and wants to be the first person to touch self-appointed leader of the Book of Forbidden Knowledge.group.



A [[BearyFriendly friendly bear]] made of stone, Bruno is TheHeart of the group. Kind-hearted, and having the upmost faith in Marnie, Bruno may not be the brightest bear in the box, but he certainly very loyal.

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A [[BearyFriendly friendly kind-hearted, friendly, but dim-witted bear]] made of stone, Bruno is TheHeart of the group. Kind-hearted, and having the upmost faith in Marnie, Bruno may not be the brightest bear in the box, but he certainly very loyal.stone.



The [[TheSmurfettePrinciple sole woman]] of the group, Ailsa is a [[TheCynic cynical]] golden adder with a distrustful nature about her. The oldest of the group, Ailsa is the most desperate to become human again and is more willing to do questionable things to get what she wants.

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The [[TheSmurfettePrinciple sole woman]] of the group, Ailsa is a [[TheCynic cynical]] golden adder with a distrustful nature about her. The oldest of the group, Ailsa is the most desperate to become human again and is more willing to do questionable things to get what she wants.



A blue-and-gold painted wooden wolf, Wolfgang is a deceptive character with a shady past and even shadier motives. Has long-standing hatred towards Michael, and eventually acts as a mole for Toledo just to spite him and Marnie. Terrified of being set alight, likes the taste of butter, and hates being wood, believing everything tests of sawdust.

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A blue-and-gold painted wooden wolf, Wolfgang is a deceptive character with a shady past and even shadier motives. Has long-standing hatred towards Michael, and eventually acts as a mole for Toledo just to spite him and Marnie. Terrified of being set alight, likes the taste of butter, and hates being wood, believing everything tests of sawdust.



* BackForTheFinale: [[spoiler: Resurrected by Marnie's magic to destroy the Book.]]

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* BackForTheFinale: [[spoiler: Resurrected [[BackFromTheDead Resurrected]] by Marnie's magic to destroy the Book.]]
27th Apr '17 5:27:15 AM Evilgidgit
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KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler: Chucked into a fireplace by Toledo for betraying him. Doubles as a HeroicSacrifice. Comes back as a ghost, and then resurrected by Marnie in the finale.]]

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* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler: Chucked into a fireplace by Toledo for betraying him. Doubles as a HeroicSacrifice. Comes back as a ghost, and then resurrected by Marnie in the finale.]]
27th Apr '17 5:24:11 AM Evilgidgit
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* DisproportionateRetribution: Oh, boy, yeah! Michael's pride and ambition fuelled the Book of Forbidden Knowledge's dark magic and nearly corrupted him. His own son, students, and servant all stole the book to insure he did not turn evil. Michael responded by transforming his students into toys and put them to sleep for a millennia, and had [=McTaggart=] tortured, imprisoned, and then made immortal until the book was found. He still carries grudges eleven-hundred years later, but also immense guilt for his actions.



* MentorOccupationalHazard: [[spoiler: Killed by Toledo in the second season.]]

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* MentorOccupationalHazard: [[spoiler: Killed by Toledo in the second season.season, but briefly returns as a ghost.]]



* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Fights off Toledo in the second season using Michael's staff, but is overpowered and blasted down a waterfall to his death.]]

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* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Fights off Toledo in the second season using Michael's staff, but is overpowered and blasted down a waterfall to his death. Doubles as a SenselessSacrifice.]]



* TheMole: Works as a not-too-subtle mole for Michael while under the service of Toledo.

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* TheMole: Works as a not-too-subtle non-too-subtle mole for Michael while under the service of Toledo.
1st Apr '17 5:28:48 AM Evilgidgit
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* [[spoiler: ButNowIMustGo: At the end of the series, Marnie leaves the Shoebox Zoo in the American junk shop her mother found them in years ago, so other people can inherit them.]]

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* [[spoiler: ButNowIMustGo: [[spoiler: At the end of the series, Marnie leaves the Shoebox Zoo in the American junk shop her mother found them in years ago, so other people can inherit them.]]



* [[spoiler: NoMacguffinNoWinner]]

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* NoMacguffinNoWinner: [[spoiler: NoMacguffinNoWinner]]Marnie destroys the Book of Forbidden Knowledge to save the world, knowing it would cost the Shoebox Zoo their one chance to regain their humanity, only to learn they had made the decision anyway.]]



* RainOfArrows: [[spoiler: Uses the Bow of Wisdom and Arrow of Truth to destroy the Book, firing the arrow over a waterfall to magically hit it.]]

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* RainOfArrows: [[spoiler: Uses the Bow of Wisdom and Arrow of Truth to destroy the Book, firing the arrow over a waterfall to magically hit it.]]



* WhenSheSmiles

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* WhenSheSmilesWhenSheSmiles: Mostly moody and grief-stricken, when Marnie smiles, it is quite a delight.



* AlchemyIsMagic

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* AlchemyIsMagicAlchemyIsMagic: States he is both an alchemist and a sorcerer, exhibiting skills in both.



* ColdBloodedTorture: Imprisoned and tortured in Tantallon Castle's dungeon for eleven years after stealing the Book. And then made immortal.

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* ColdBloodedTorture: Imprisoned and tortured in Tantallon Castle's dungeon for eleven years after stealing the Book. [[AndIMustScream And then made immortal.immortal]].



* UndyingLoyalty: To Michael and Marnie to an extent.

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* UndyingLoyalty: To Michael Michael, and Marnie then to an extent.Marnie.



* HeroicSpirit

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* HeroicSpiritHeroicSpirit: Quite brave and idealistic, and inherits the spirit of his ancestors.



* FishOutOfWater: Edwin, Bruno, and Ailsa in particular. Usually played for laughs.
* FunnyAnimal

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* FishOutOfWater: Edwin, Bruno, and Ailsa in particular. Usually played for laughs.
particular, though Bruno often embraces the modern world, while poor Edwin mostly freaks out about it.
* FunnyAnimalFunnyAnimal: Edwin, Bruno, and Ailsa serve as comic relief.



* FriendToAllChildren

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* FriendToAllChildrenFriendToAllChildren: Very kind to Marnie and Kyle.



* [[spoiler: BackForTheFinale: Resurrected by Marnie's magic to destroy the Book.]]

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* [[spoiler: BackForTheFinale: [[spoiler: Resurrected by Marnie's magic to destroy the Book.]]



* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal: Chucked into a fireplace by Toledo for betraying him. Comes back as a ghost, and then resurrected by Marnie in the finale.]]

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* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler: Chucked into a fireplace by Toledo for betraying him.him. Doubles as a HeroicSacrifice. Comes back as a ghost, and then resurrected by Marnie in the finale.]]



* [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did It Have To Be Fire]]

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* [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did It Have To Be Fire]]
Fire]]: Has an immense fear of fire, since he is made of wood.



* CardCarryingVillain

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* CardCarryingVillainCardCarryingVillain: Enjoys being evil, manipulating others, and has no problem threatening children.



* [[spoiler: FrankensteinsMonster]]

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* [[spoiler: FrankensteinsMonster]]FauxAffablyEvil: Acts polite and kind, but has a short fuse and is very ruthless.



* [[spoiler: OurHomunculiAreDifferent]]

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* [[spoiler: OurHomunculiAreDifferent]]OurHomunculiAreDifferent: The creation of Michael Scot.



* SmugSnake

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* SmugSnakeSmugSnake: Prone to smirking and chuckling to himself.



* CrushKillDestroy

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* CrushKillDestroyCrushKillDestroy: Want nothing more than to destroy their counterparts.



* DarkIsEvil

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* DarkIsEvilDarkIsEvil: Completely black in colour.



* EvilKnockoff
* [[EvilTwin Evil Twins]]
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou
* ThePowerOfHate
* ThePsychoRangers

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* EvilKnockoff
EvilKnockoff: Created as insults to Michael's magic.
* [[EvilTwin Evil Twins]]
Twins]]: They are identical to the Shoebox Zoo apart from being black, blind, and completely psychotic.
* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou
TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: Specifically hunt down their good counterparts.
* ThePowerOfHate
ThePowerOfHate: Fuelled by Toledo's malice and cruelty.
* ThePsychoRangers
ThePsychoRangers: Evil clones of the Shoebox Zoo who want them dead.



* FieryRedhead

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* FieryRedheadFieryRedhead: Quite snappy and passionate about her opinions.
8th Jul '16 7:27:15 AM Morgenthaler
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* FiveManBand:
** TheHero: Marnie fills this position.
** TheLancer: Edwin.
** TheBigGuy: Bruno.
** TheSmartGuy: Wolfgang.
** TheChick: Ailsa.
** SixthRanger: Hunter.
8th Jul '16 7:26:54 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[spoiler: MentorOccupationalHazard: Killed by Toledo in the second season.]]

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* [[spoiler: MentorOccupationalHazard: [[spoiler: Killed by Toledo in the second season.]]



* [[spoiler: HeroicSacrifice: Fights off Toledo in the second season using Michael's staff, but is overpowered and blasted down a waterfall to his death.]]

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* [[spoiler: HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Fights off Toledo in the second season using Michael's staff, but is overpowered and blasted down a waterfall to his death.]]
8th Jul '16 7:26:27 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheMentor: Very much so. He is Marnie's mentor, but also has a beard, and wears a hooded cloak. [[spoiler: Later dies, and then comes back as a ghost.]]



* TheObiWan: Very much so. He is Marnie's mentor, but also has a beard, and wears a hooded cloak. [[spoiler: Later dies, and then comes back as a ghost.]]
4th Oct '15 1:15:15 AM Morgenthaler
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* NewJobAsThePlotDemands: [=McTaggart=] keeps popping up in different jobs to keep an eye on Marnie.



* WhyDoYouKeepChangingJobs: [=McTaggart=] keeps popping up in different jobs to keep an eye on Marnie.
25th Feb '15 5:43:18 PM Evilgidgit
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!!Rosemary McBride

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!!Rosemary McBride[=McBride=]
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