History Characters / SpiceAndWolf

8th Nov '17 3:20:46 AM Momochi
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* EyesAlwaysAverted
** She tends to keep her eyes averted from new people and in negotiations, only directly looking at someone as a tactic to manipulate them (such as Lawrence's moneychanger friend) or after an arrangement of some sort has been reached.
** The American covers of the light novels (except for the [[ContemptibleCover first one]]) curiously depict essentially the same scene as the Japanese covers, but with a more realistic art style and with Holo's head turned away.
27th Oct '17 8:30:34 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* CuteMonsterGirl: Whilst in what passes as human form for her.

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* CuteMonsterGirl: Whilst in what passes as human form for her.her, she still has wolf ears and a wolf's tail.



** In the first anime arc Medio Trading Company captured her to [[IHaveYourWife use her as leverage against Lawrence.]] Though it was more like PlayAlongPrisoner because she was hoping for RescueRomance.
** Inverted in the second arc, where Lawrence was in danger of bankruptcy. She saved him ''twice'', first with a money-making idea and as a CanisMajor.

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** In the first anime arc arc, Medio Trading Company captured her to [[IHaveYourWife use her as leverage against Lawrence.]] Though it was more like PlayAlongPrisoner because she was hoping for RescueRomance.
** Inverted in the second arc, where Lawrence was in danger of bankruptcy. She saved him ''twice'', first with a money-making idea and then as a CanisMajor.



* DoesNotLikeShoes: Not always, but she does go barefoot a lot.
** Less so in the manga; she's got a rather cute pair of flats after she shreds Lawrence's good boots early on. The artist certainly likes drawing them a lot.

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* DoesNotLikeShoes: Not always, but she does go barefoot a lot.
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lot. This is Less so in the manga; she's got a rather cute pair of flats after she shreds Lawrence's good boots early on. The artist certainly likes drawing them a lot.



* TheFogOfAges: She doesn't remember a lot of her early life before becoming the patron of Pasloe. She doesn't even remember where Yoitsu really is apart from a vague 'up north' nor the path she took to Pasloe in the first place. She starts to avert it later as they find familiar places in the novels that help recall some of her memory.

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* TheFogOfAges: She doesn't remember a lot of her early life before becoming the patron of Pasloe. She doesn't even remember where Yoitsu really is apart from a vague 'up north' nor the path she took to Pasloe in the first place. This is because she hasn't been there in centuries. She starts to avert it later as they find familiar places in the novels that help recall some of her memory.



* GreenThumb: Downplayed example. As a harvest deity, she can increase stock yields on most years but unlike traditional examples she has no "superpowers" in this regard.
** She does manage a minor miracle by getting harvested wheat to sprout fresh growth in the manga.

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* GreenThumb: Downplayed example. As a harvest deity, she can increase stock yields on most years but unlike traditional examples she has no "superpowers" in this regard. \n** She does manage In the light novels and manga, she demonstrates the limit of her abilities in this fashion, a minor miracle by getting harvested wheat to sprout fresh growth in the manga.seconds.



* HimeCut: An unusual example in that she's the equivalent to a Caucasian. It gets messed with in various ways as the series wears on, but it's still depicted as such in art about as much as she is naked. She certainly has the personality for it.

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* HimeCut: An unusual example in that she's the equivalent to a Caucasian. It gets The bangs and sidetails get messed with in various ways as the series wears on, but it's still depicted as such in art about as much as she is naked. She certainly has the regal personality for it.



* JustEatHim: She swallows one of the Medio Trading Company's hired thugs to protect Lawrence, although [[SubvertedTrope she later vomits him back up]], and was about to eat Yarei/Chloe before Lawrence begged her to stop. She doesn't like to talk about it, but there are implications she's really eaten people in the past, and she has made threats to eat people who annoy her or threaten Lawrence.

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* JustEatHim: JustEatHim:
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She swallows one of the Medio Trading Company's hired thugs to protect Lawrence, although [[SubvertedTrope she later vomits him back up]], and was about to eat Yarei/Chloe before Lawrence begged her to stop. She doesn't like to talk about it, but there are implications she's really eaten people in the past, and she has made threats to eat people who annoy her or threaten Lawrence.



* LivingLieDetector: Thanks to her wolf ears, and takes pride in it.

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* LivingLieDetector: Thanks to her wolf ears, ears she can detect lies, and she takes pride in it.this.



* MayflyDecemberRomance: If later books are to be believed, Holo fell pretty hard for Lawrence rather early in the series, with Lawrence beginning to reciprocate later. Because Holo's keenly aware she'll outlive Lawrence, she fears becoming too attached and acts very {{Tsundere}} towards him. Lawrence thinks it's immature and unwise given how close they are as friends if nothing else, but he goes along with it because he feels pushing this issue is one of the few things that could truly jeopardize their relationship, he's not going to touch something like that with a ten-foot pole.

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* MayflyDecemberRomance: If later books are to be believed, Holo fell pretty hard for Lawrence rather early in the series, with Lawrence beginning to reciprocate later. Because Holo's keenly aware she'll outlive Lawrence, she fears becoming too attached and acts very {{Tsundere}} towards him. Lawrence thinks it's immature and unwise given how close they are as friends if nothing else, but he goes along with it because he feels pushing this issue is one of the few things that could truly jeopardize their relationship, he's relationship. He's not going to touch something like that with a ten-foot pole.



* NakedFirstImpression: She's stark naked when Lawrence first meets her human form.

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* NakedFirstImpression: She's stark naked when Lawrence first meets her human form.form, hiding in the furs of his cart.



* OneWingedAngel: A heroic example, as she can transform from a humanoid girl into an elephant-sized wolf (and vice versa) by consuming blood or wheat.
* PhysicalGod: In the northern lands a "god" is defined as "anything beyond a human's capacity to engage" and indeed there is no human force that can match Holo's true form in the field.

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* OneWingedAngel: A heroic example, as she can transform from a humanoid girl into an elephant-sized wolf (and vice versa) by consuming blood or wheat.
* PhysicalGod: In the northern lands lands, a "god" is defined as "anything beyond a human's capacity to engage" and indeed there is no human force that can match Holo's true form in the field.



* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: Holo sometimes makes unfavorable remarks about Lawrence's soft-heartedness, but his kindness is probably the main thing he has going for him. That said, she does cultivate him to be more assertive and outgoing to an extent. And she dislikes it when he holds back from risky business endeavors for her sake.

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* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: Holo sometimes makes unfavorable remarks about Lawrence's soft-heartedness, but his kindness is probably the main thing he has going for him. That said, she does cultivate him to be more assertive and outgoing to an extent. And she She dislikes it when he holds back from risky business endeavors for her sake.



* BitchInSheepsClothing: Seems quite nice when introduced.

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* BitchInSheepsClothing: Seems quite nice when introduced.introduced but he's really quite ruthless.



* OhCrap: When Holo was about to eat him.

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* OhCrap: When Holo was about to eat him.him he panicked.



* GirlishPigtails: A hint at her remaining immaturity.

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* GirlishPigtails: A hint at her remaining immaturity.immaturity is her pigtails.



* OhCrap: When Holo is about to eat her.

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* OhCrap: When Holo is about to eat her.her she panics.



* LuminescentBlush: Practically her default expression in the manga.
* SaintlyChurch: One of the few sympathetic members. The Church isn't being malicious (for once); the business they give her is charity on their part, and they just can't find safe or rewarding work for her.
** Averted in the novels. The charity claim is an excuse to keep her from being noticed while providing just enough income to keep her loyal.

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* LuminescentBlush: Practically Blushes are practically her default expression in the manga.
* SaintlyChurch: One of the few sympathetic members. In the anime, The Church isn't being malicious (for once); the business they give her is charity on their part, and they just can't find safe or rewarding work for her.
** Averted
her. This is averted in the novels. The charity claim is an excuse to keep her from being noticed while providing just enough income to keep her loyal.



* BeardOfEvil: He has a goatee.

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* BeardOfEvil: He has a goatee.goatee which is visual tip pointing towards his incoming betrayal.



* LadyAndKnight: Thinks he is just the White Knight to serve and protect Bright Lady Holo.

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* LadyAndKnight: Thinks He thinks he is just the White Knight to serve and protect Bright Lady Holo.



* DeathSeeker: Her plan with Lawrence is suicidal because [[spoiler:it will bring the full wrath of the local church. Lawrence suspects this is the point.]]

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* DeathSeeker: Her The plan she hatches with Lawrence in Lenos is suicidal because [[spoiler:it will bring the full wrath of the local church. Lawrence suspects this is the point.]]



* KnifeNut: She tries to murder [[spoiler:Lawrence with a cleaver and a dagger when she thinks he's backing out on the deal, and again when she realizes he's figured her scheme out. She resorts to knocking him out and taking his share of the money.]]
* MuggingTheMonster: Indirectly: after she tries to [[spoiler:kill Lawrence and then robs him of his share of their deal, he has to talk Holo out of going OneWingedAngel and hunting her down.]]

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* KnifeNut: She tries to murder [[spoiler:Lawrence with a cleaver and a dagger when she thinks he's backing out on the Lenos fur deal, and again when she realizes he's figured her scheme out. She resorts to knocking him out and taking his share of the money.]]
* MuggingTheMonster: Indirectly: after she tries to [[spoiler:kill Lawrence and then robs him of his share of their Lenos fur deal, he has to talk Holo out of going OneWingedAngel and hunting her down.]]



*TheApprentice: He initially joins Lawrence and Holo's company by pretending to be Lawrence's apprentice in merchantcraft. He quickly impresses Lawrence so much that Lawrence has to make a continuous mental effort ''not'' to convince him to be this for real, because he it would take him off the path of his true ambition.
*DeliberatelyCuteChild: Lawrence teaches him that the proper way for a student of his age to beg for food is to exploit his cuteness for all its worth, and if possible to bring in another, younger, kid to amplify the effect. He makes a irresistably cute beggar in Lenos and certainly brings in a few bucks to help out.



** He also makes a irresistably cute beggar in Lenos and certainly brings in a few bucks to help out.
2nd Oct '17 7:06:14 AM Lordmalgo
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* GoingCommando: She doesn't wear undergarments, likely because taking them off when she needs to transform would take too long.

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* GoingCommando: She doesn't wear undergarments, likely because taking them off when she needs to transform would take too long. Plus, it would be hard to wear underwear in the first place when you have a wolf tail.
17th Sep '17 2:20:46 PM Bakazuki
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* TheChessmaster: In the 9th and 10th books, Lawrence relays his belief that this is a weak spot with him, compared to his zest for {{Indy Ploy}}s, since all his experience is in small scale one on one deals, compared with some younger merchants brought up into business management. He outdoes them regardless, [[ThePowerOfFriendship once Holo and Cole do some footwork]].

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* TheChessmaster: In the 9th and 10th books, Lawrence relays his belief that this is a weak spot with him, compared to his zest for {{Indy Ploy}}s, since all his experience is in small scale one on one deals, compared with some younger merchants brought up into business management. He outdoes them regardless, [[ThePowerOfFriendship once Holo and Cole Col do some footwork]].



[[folder:Cole Todd]]

Introduced in the sixth book (immediately after the anime ends), Cole is a traveling student fallen on hard times. Cole reaches out to Lawrence in desperation, and to his surprise is taken on board by him and Holo. Cole intends to study church law so that he may climb to a position from which he may defend his and other pagan villages. He joins Holo and Lawrence in their travels.

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[[folder:Cole Todd]]

[[folder:Tote Col]]

Introduced in the sixth book (immediately after the anime ends), Cole Col is a traveling student fallen on hard times. Cole Col reaches out to Lawrence in desperation, and to his surprise is taken on board by him and Holo. Cole Col intends to study church law so that he may climb to a position from which he may defend his and other pagan villages. He joins Holo and Lawrence in their travels.



* TheSmartGuy: He's only thirteen, and his education is fragmented, but he's a fast learner and a quick thinker, and he excels under Lawrence's tutelage. Lawrence believes Cole to be smarter than him, though his lack of experience makes this not at all apparent.
* UndyingLoyalty: He cares more for Lawrence than he does for Holo. Which is saying something, because Holo has Cole whipped even worse than she does Lawrence.
* TheWatson: One of the first things he does is get some coin-shipping info dropped on him for the reader but its later a plot point that he uses this info to uncover something of a conspiracy on the side. His role is mostly to do intel gathering, since as a profession, students are sort of like professional beggars-cum-conmen (though Cole kind of sucks at that before he meets Lawrence) and he's ideally placed for that sort of thing. He's also the resident church expert.

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* TheSmartGuy: He's only thirteen, and his education is fragmented, but he's a fast learner and a quick thinker, and he excels under Lawrence's tutelage. Lawrence believes Cole Col to be smarter than him, though his lack of experience makes this not at all apparent.
* UndyingLoyalty: He cares more for Lawrence than he does for Holo. Which is saying something, because Holo has Cole Col whipped even worse than she does Lawrence.
* TheWatson: One of the first things he does is get some coin-shipping info dropped on him for the reader but its later a plot point that he uses this info to uncover something of a conspiracy on the side. His role is mostly to do intel gathering, since as a profession, students are sort of like professional beggars-cum-conmen (though Cole Col kind of sucks at that before he meets Lawrence) and he's ideally placed for that sort of thing. He's also the resident church expert.



* WideEyedIdealist: In an interesting twist, Cole isn't so much as naive as he is inexperienced (he never figured out how to beg properly as a student, so his relatively harsh life has jaded him just a little). It's Lawrence's kindness that opens him up to the realities of altruism, and he encourages Lawrence to be that way whenever he can.

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* WideEyedIdealist: In an interesting twist, Cole Col isn't so much as naive as he is inexperienced (he never figured out how to beg properly as a student, so his relatively harsh life has jaded him just a little). It's Lawrence's kindness that opens him up to the realities of altruism, and he encourages Lawrence to be that way whenever he can.
23rd Jul '17 4:14:29 PM sorako
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/SaekoChiba (Japanese), Creator/RyanReynolds (English)

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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/SaekoChiba (Japanese), Creator/RyanReynolds Ryan Reynolds (English)



* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: He thinks he's a Knight in Shining Armor and lives up to this standard.

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* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: He thinks he's a Knight in Shining Armor KnightInShiningArmor and lives up to this standard.



* OneManArmy: It's not clear at first, but she runs a rather large trading company. The catch is, she's the only person in it. Using a network of contacts that she's somehow skillfully centered on herself [[spoiler: as well as lingering connections due to her own noble blood]], on her own she is able to bring to bear the full resources and political and economic clout of a small nation at will. She just needs time to write a letter or two, and representatives of other companies nearby to manipulate to do her bidding. Unfortunately, this also means that the entire company can be stalled fairly easily if she's caught in a bad situation on a personal level (when she first meets Lawrence, she is also in a certain financial situation that for a few finicky reasons her many connections can't get her out of).

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* OneManArmy: OneWomanArmy: It's not clear at first, but she runs a rather large trading company. The catch is, she's the only person in it. Using a network of contacts that she's somehow skillfully centered on herself [[spoiler: as well as lingering connections due to her own noble blood]], on her own she is able to bring to bear the full resources and political and economic clout of a small nation at will. She just needs time to write a letter or two, and representatives of other companies nearby to manipulate to do her bidding. Unfortunately, this also means that the entire company can be stalled fairly easily if she's caught in a bad situation on a personal level (when she first meets Lawrence, she is also in a certain financial situation that for a few finicky reasons her many connections can't get her out of).
23rd Jul '17 4:10:38 PM sorako
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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KenyuuHoriuchi (Japanese), Creator/ChuckHuber (English)

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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KenyuuHoriuchi Creator/KenyuHoriuchi (Japanese), Creator/ChuckHuber (English)
23rd Jul '17 4:08:24 PM sorako
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* BabiesEverAfter: At the end of the light novel he [[spoiler:is married to Holo and has kids]].

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* BabiesEverAfter: At the end of the light novel novel, he [[spoiler:is married to Holo and has kids]].



* BabiesEverAfter: At the end of the light novel [[spoiler:she is married to Lawrence and has children]].

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* BabiesEverAfter: At the end of the light novel novel, [[spoiler:she is married to Lawrence and has children]].



A merchant Holo and Lawrence meet in the port city of Lenos. She pulls the two into a money-making scheme, [[spoiler:but betrays Lawrence and takes the money herself]]. She makes reappearances in the later novels, acting as a reoccurring rival to the group.

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A merchant Holo and Lawrence meet in the port city of Lenos. She pulls the two into a money-making scheme, [[spoiler:but betrays Lawrence and takes the money herself]].scheme. She makes reappearances in the later novels, acting as a reoccurring rival to the group.



A stoic, elderly Shepard that heads the group of Shepars for the Brondel Abbey. Lawrence, Holo, and Col end up staying at his headquarters during their visit to the abbey. [[spoiler: He is, of course, the famed Golden Sheep of Brondel, an animal spirit similar to Holo, and the main benefactor of the abbey itself]].

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A stoic, elderly Shepard that heads the group of Shepars for the Brondel Abbey. Lawrence, Holo, and Col end up staying at his headquarters during their visit to the abbey. [[spoiler: He is, of course, the famed Golden Sheep of Brondel, an animal spirit similar to Holo, and the main benefactor of the abbey itself]].
23rd Jul '17 4:03:18 PM sorako
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* PermaStubble: His facial growth is perpetually a few days without a shave, yet a couple weeks from becoming a full-on beard.
** His PermaStubble is so [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin permanent]] that in episode 7 of season 2 there's a scene where he specifically leaves to shave and comes back looking ''exactly the same''.

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* OneHeadTaller: He's about a head taller than Holo.
* PermaStubble: His facial growth is perpetually a few days without a shave, yet a couple weeks from becoming a full-on beard.
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beard. It's so [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin permanent]] that in episode 7 of season 2 there's a scene where he specifically leaves to shave and comes back looking ''exactly the same''.



* DistaffCounterpart: To Yarei from the manga, and to Lawrence.

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* DistaffCounterpart: To Yarei from the manga, and to Lawrence.manga.



* GenderFlip: Plays the same role as Yarei from the manga.



* GenderFlip: Plays the same role as Yarei from the manga.



-->'''Voiced by:''' Hōchū Ōtsuka (Japanese), Christopher R. Sabat (English)

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-->'''Voiced by:''' Hōchū Ōtsuka Creator/HochuOtsuka (Japanese), Christopher R. Sabat Creator/ChristopherSabat (English)



->'''Voiced by:''' Kenyu Horiuchi (Japanese), Chuck Huber (English)

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->'''Voiced by:''' Kenyu Horiuchi Creator/KenyuuHoriuchi (Japanese), Chuck Huber Creator/ChuckHuber (English)



->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/SaekoChiba (Japanese), Ryan Reynolds (English)

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->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/SaekoChiba (Japanese), Ryan Reynolds Creator/RyanReynolds (English)
7th Jul '17 3:44:07 PM sorako
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* TrueLoveIsExceptional: He mentions that he likes "weak and vulnerable" women, but he falls more into an AmazonChaser in regards to Holo.



* TrueLoveIsExceptional: He mentions that he likes "weak and vulnerable" women, but he falls more into an AmazonChaser in regards to Holo.



* DoesNotLikeShoes: Not always, but she does go barefoot a lot.
** Less so in the manga; she's got a rather cute pair of flats after she shreds Lawrence's good boots early on. The artist certainly likes drawing them a lot.


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* DoesNotLikeShoes: Not always, but she does go barefoot a lot.
** Less so in the manga; she's got a rather cute pair of flats after she shreds Lawrence's good boots early on. The artist certainly likes drawing them a lot.
7th Jul '17 3:40:50 PM sorako
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* YoungerThanTheyLook: He's 25, not that you'd know it looking at him.

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* YoungerThanTheyLook: YoungerThanHeLooks: He's 25, not that you'd know it looking at him.



* MasterOfTheMixedMessage: Lawrence has trouble figuring out where he stands with her from day to day. This slowly fades over the course of the novels, as Lawrence has a better time keeping up with her eccentric behavior.



* MasterOfTheMixedMessage: Lawrence has trouble figuring out where he stands with her from day to day. This slowly fades over the course of the novels, as Lawrence has a better time keeping up with her eccentric behavior.
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