History Characters / TheMagicians

2nd Feb '16 10:46:35 PM NOYB
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* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: Her father spends most of his time modifying the family home with magic and making it thoroughly uncomfortable in the process, while her mother spends most of her time working on fairy symphonies which probably don't exist. Alice dreads returning home to them, especially when Quentin decides to tag along.
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* AmazinglyEmbarrassingParents: Her father spends most of his time modifying the family home with magic and making it thoroughly uncomfortable in the process, while her mother spends most of her time working on fairy symphonies which that probably don't exist. Alice dreads returning home to them, especially when Quentin decides to tag along.
9th Dec '15 8:19:21 PM fillory
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!! Bingles—the best swordsman in Fillory and Quentin's bodyguard
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!! Bingles—the Bingles - the best swordsman in Fillory and Quentin's bodyguard
9th Dec '15 8:16:42 PM fillory
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* ChronicHeroSyndrome: For him It's less about the "helping people" part than it is his fantasy of being TheHero.
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* ChronicHeroSyndrome: For him It's it's less about the "helping people" part than it is his fantasy of being TheHero.

* BroughtDownToBadass: [[spoiler: Towards the end of the third and final book, Quentin manages to restore Alice's humanity... and even without the godlike power of a Niffin, Alice is ''still'' a better magician than Quentin will ever be - a fact that she proves by turning him into a dragon during the final battle.]] * CynicismCatalyst: It's actually stated that the death of her older brother, Charlie, was what caused her parent's collapse into eccentricity and Alice eventually leaving home. However, what she doesn't know- until Janet tells her the story- is that Charlie died in transforming into a Niffin shortly after trying to heal Emily Greenstreet.
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* BroughtDownToBadass: [[spoiler: Towards the end of the third and final book, Quentin manages to restore Alice's humanity... and even without the godlike power of a Niffin, Alice is ''still'' a better magician than Quentin will ever be - a be—a fact that she proves by turning him into a dragon during the final battle.]] * CynicismCatalyst: It's actually stated that the death of her older brother, Charlie, was what caused her parent's collapse into eccentricity and Alice eventually leaving home. However, what she doesn't know- until know—until Janet tells her the story- is story—is that Charlie died in transforming into a Niffin shortly after trying to heal Emily Greenstreet.

* TheRunaway: After Brakebills failed to invite her, Alice ran away from home and travelled all the way to the campus- even going so far as to travel the last five miles ''on foot'' when public transport couldn't get her any closer. To the surprise of the faculty, she actually managed to find her way onto the school grounds, where they reluctantly gave her an entrance exam and accepted her.
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* TheRunaway: After Brakebills failed to invite her, Alice ran away from home and travelled all the way to the campus- even campus—even going so far as to travel the last five miles ''on foot'' when public transport couldn't get her any closer. To the surprise of the faculty, she actually managed to find her way onto the school grounds, where they reluctantly gave her an entrance exam and accepted her.

* TeenGenius: Out of a whole school full of geniuses, she's quickly judged to be one of the smartest out of all of them - having even mastered several advanced spells before her first term begins.
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* TeenGenius: Out of a whole school full of geniuses, she's quickly judged to be one of the smartest out of all of them - having them—having even mastered several advanced spells before her first term begins.

* TheGrotesque: Mild example- he's described as having a mouth twisted to the side in a permanent half-grimace, and some disfiguration to his jaw as well.
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* TheGrotesque: Mild example- he's example—he's described as having a mouth twisted to the side in a permanent half-grimace, and some disfiguration to his jaw as well.

* MrViceGuy: Eliot spends half his time smoking Merits and seeking out fine wines in Brakebill's extensive cellar. After he graduates from Brakebills, though, he becomes a full-blown [[TheAlcoholic alcoholic.]] It takes the journey to Fillory to get him out of this depressive funk.
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* MrViceGuy: Eliot spends half his time smoking Merits and seeking out fine wines in Brakebill's Brakebills' extensive cellar. After he graduates from Brakebills, though, he becomes a full-blown [[TheAlcoholic alcoholic.]] It takes the journey to Fillory to get him out of this depressive funk.

* SharpDressedMan: Wears expensive shirts with his Brakebill's uniform, complete with cuff links, despite the latter being against the rules and getting him routinely punished. Also, apparently as a child he was once thrown into a dumpster by the other kids because his pants were pressed.
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* SharpDressedMan: Wears expensive shirts with his Brakebill's Brakebills uniform, complete with cuff links, despite the latter being against the rules and getting him routinely punished. Also, apparently as a child he was once thrown into a dumpster by the other kids because his pants were pressed.

* BeneathTheMask: His breakdown during the Welters finals reveals that, under his cheerful exterior, Josh is deeply unsure of himself and plagued by low self-esteem- especially at Brakebills, where he often worried that he'd be thrown out for poor grades.
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* BeneathTheMask: His breakdown during the Welters finals reveals that, under his cheerful exterior, Josh is deeply unsure of himself and plagued by low self-esteem- especially self-esteem—especially at Brakebills, where he often worried that he'd be thrown out for poor grades.

* IneptMage: As mentioned, he's not the most capable spellcaster out of all the Physical Kids- in fact, his spells have a nasty habit of not working at all. However, when they do work, they're ridiculously overpowered. * StepfordSmiler: Type A- at least during the first book.
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* IneptMage: As mentioned, he's not the most capable spellcaster out of all the Physical Kids- in Kids—in fact, his spells have a nasty habit of not working at all. However, when they do work, they're ridiculously overpowered. * StepfordSmiler: Type A- at A—at least during the first book.

* NoSuchThingAsWizardJesus: Subverted- Richard believes that magic is "The Tools of God". True to the trope, though, nobody takes this very seriously, partly because Christianity isn't very popular among most magicians, but mostly because of the logical problems of the argument. [[spoiler: He's actually more or less right though, it's just that there are more gods than he counted on.]]
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* NoSuchThingAsWizardJesus: Subverted- Richard Subverted—Richard believes that magic is "The Tools of God". God." True to the trope, though, nobody takes this very seriously, partly because Christianity isn't very popular among most magicians, but mostly because of the logical problems of the argument. [[spoiler: He's actually more or less right though, it's just that there are more gods than he counted on.]]

* TheExile: His reassignment is treated more like exile given that he's essentially banished to a remote outpost, alone except for the fourth-year students that are sent to learn from him, and unable to leave- or at the very least, unable to return to Brakebills' main campus except to make sure that the portal returning the fourth-year students has worked properly.
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* TheExile: His reassignment is treated more like exile given that he's essentially banished to a remote outpost, alone except for the fourth-year students that are sent to learn from him, and unable to leave- or leave—or at the very least, unable to return to Brakebills' main campus except to make sure that the portal returning the fourth-year students has worked properly.

* FreudianExcuse: Close to the end of the novel, [[spoiler: Jane Chatwin]] tells us that [[spoiler: Martin Chatwin was molested as a child - by the future author of the Fillory series - and only entered Fillory in an attempt to escape]].
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* FreudianExcuse: Close to the end of the novel, [[spoiler: Jane Chatwin]] tells us that [[spoiler: Martin Chatwin was molested as a child - by child—by the future author of the Fillory series - and series—and only entered Fillory in an attempt to escape]].

* PsychopathicManchild: Notable for his exceptionally childlike behaviour; fitting, considering that [[spoiler: Martin Chatwin was - at the most - an adolescent when he ran away from home.]]
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* PsychopathicManchild: Notable for his exceptionally childlike behaviour; fitting, considering that [[spoiler: Martin Chatwin was - at was—at the most - an most—an adolescent when he ran away from home.]]

* DefectorFromDecadence: Subverted- she only ''thinks'' she's one of these.
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* DefectorFromDecadence: Subverted- she Subverted—she only ''thinks'' she's one of these.

* BlackEyesOfEvil: At one point in the second book, she ends up casting a spell with the side-effect of turning her eyes black- permanently. When she returns to the real world, she has to cover them with a pair of sunglasses.
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* BlackEyesOfEvil: At one point in the second book, she ends up casting a spell with the side-effect of turning her eyes black- permanently.black—permanently. When she returns to the real world, she has to cover them with a pair of sunglasses.

!! Bingles - the best swordsman in Fillory and Quentin's bodyguard
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!! Bingles - the Bingles—the best swordsman in Fillory and Quentin's bodyguard
12th Dec '14 6:58:47 AM AnotherEpicFail
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* BroughtDownToBadass: [[spoiler: Towards the end of the third and final book, Quentin manages to restore Alice's humanity... and even without the godlike power of a Niffin, Alice is ''still'' a better magician than Quentin will ever be - a fact that she proves by turning him into a dragon during the final battle.]]

* [[TurnOutLikeHisFather Turn Out Like Her Parents]]: Alice fears that one day, she'll be reduced to the same level of existence as her parents.
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* [[TurnOutLikeHisFather Turn Out Like Her Parents]]: Alice fears that one day, she'll be reduced to the same level of existence as her parents. [[spoiler: Ironically, she ends up turning out like her brother instead.]]

* [[TurnOutLikeHisFather Turn Out Like Her Parents]]: SenseLossSadness: [[spoiler: After being returned to human form, Alice fears that one day, she'll be reduced to suffers a brief but debilitating depression over the same level loss of existence as her parents.incredible abilities and senses; with Quentin's help, she manages to recover.]]

* TeenGenius: Out of a whole school full of geniuses, she's quickly judged to be one of the smartest out of all of them- having even mastered several advanced spells before her first term begins.
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* TeenGenius: Out of a whole school full of geniuses, she's quickly judged to be one of the smartest out of all of them- them - having even mastered several advanced spells before her first term begins.

* TeenGenius: Out of a whole school full of geniuses, she's quickly judged DealWithTheDevil: [[spoiler: ''The Magician's Land'' reveals that his monstrous aspect is actually due to be one of the smartest out of all of them- having even mastered several advanced spells before her first term begins.him making a deal with Umber, exchanging his humanity for a permanent stay in Fillory.]]

* FreudianExcuse: Close to the end of the novel, [[spoiler: Jane Chatwin]] tells us that [[spoiler: Martin Chatwin was molested as a child -by the future author of the Fillory series- and only entered Fillory in an attempt to escape]].
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* FreudianExcuse: Close to the end of the novel, [[spoiler: Jane Chatwin]] tells us that [[spoiler: Martin Chatwin was molested as a child -by - by the future author of the Fillory series- series - and only entered Fillory in an attempt to escape]].

* PsychopathicManchild: Notable for his exceptionally childlike behaviour; fitting, considering that [[spoiler: Martin Chatwin was- at the most- an adolescent when he ran away from home.]]
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* PsychopathicManchild: Notable for his exceptionally childlike behaviour; fitting, considering that [[spoiler: Martin Chatwin was- was - at the most- most - an adolescent when he ran away from home.]]
24th Aug '14 8:01:05 PM BokhuraBurnes
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* Expy: WordOfGod says his character was significantly based on Sebastian Flyte from ''BridesheadRevisited''.
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* Expy: {{Expy}}: WordOfGod says his character was significantly based on Sebastian Flyte from ''BridesheadRevisited''.
24th Aug '14 8:00:31 PM BokhuraBurnes
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* Expy: WordOfGod says his character was significantly based on Sebastian Flyte from ''BridesheadRevisited''.
11th May '13 11:40:37 PM MacronNotes
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15th Apr '13 11:03:28 AM SirSapphire
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* NoSuchThingAsWizardJesus: Subverted- Richard believes that magic is "The Tools of God". True to the trope, though, nobody takes this very seriously, partly because Christianity isn't very popular among most magicians, but mostly because of the logical problems of the argument.
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* NoSuchThingAsWizardJesus: Subverted- Richard believes that magic is "The Tools of God". True to the trope, though, nobody takes this very seriously, partly because Christianity isn't very popular among most magicians, but mostly because of the logical problems of the argument. [[spoiler: He's actually more or less right though, it's just that there are more gods than he counted on.]]
19th Mar '13 6:42:55 PM Xtifr
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The characters of TheMagicians by Lev Grossman. All residents of Brakebills, Fillory, and beyond go here.
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The characters of TheMagicians ''Literature/TheMagicians'' by Lev Grossman. All residents of Brakebills, Fillory, and beyond go here.
19th Mar '13 6:42:37 PM Xtifr
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As usual, beware the ''MASSIVE SPOILERS'' contained therein for both TheMagicians and its sequel The Magician King.
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As usual, beware the ''MASSIVE SPOILERS'' contained therein for both TheMagicians ''Literature/TheMagicians'' and its sequel The ''The Magician King.King''.
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