History Characters / YoungWizards

14th Apr '16 7:40:18 AM ChaoticNovelist
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** she was ''so'' eager, in fact, that she didn't bother thinking through the implications before she took the Oath. (If she'd been able to read her sister's biography before that, she would have had a far better idea about what she was getting herself into) A big part of her character development in book 3 is acknowledging the flaws that let her take the Oath without really meaning it - she was all about the 'big power' without getting the 'big responsibility' part. Dairine's habit of action first, think about the consequences later pops up again in book 5. [[spoiler: when she's told about her mother's cancer, she immediately tries a more or less improvised spell to cure her. It backfires spectacularly - she's still wizard-grounded over it in book 7, I think - and she has to sit back and only watch while Nita undergoes specialist training to try and help Betty.]] Accepting that she ''doesn't'' always know better than everyone else, and ''isn't'' automatically the best at anything has always been a struggle for Dairine. It plays a major part of her initial problems with Roshaun, too - they have a similar entitled attitude. For Roshaun, it's his royal heritage [[spoiler: with accompanying noblesse oblige]], for Dairine, it's because she's usually far and away the smartest person in the room.
* LateArrivalSpoiler: Dairine does end up becoming a wizard in the third book.

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** she *IJustWantToBeSpecial: She was ''so'' eager, in fact, eager to Jump At The Call that she didn't bother thinking through the implications before she took the Oath. (If she'd been able to read her sister's biography before that, she would have had a far better idea about what she was getting herself into) A big part of her character development in book 3 is acknowledging the flaws that let her take the Oath without really meaning it - she was all about the 'big power' without getting the 'big responsibility' part. Dairine's habit of action first, think about the consequences later pops up again in book 5. [[spoiler: when she's told about her mother's cancer, she immediately tries a more or less improvised spell to cure her. It backfires spectacularly - she's still wizard-grounded over it in book 7, I think - and she has to sit back and only watch while Nita undergoes specialist training to try and help Betty.]] ]]
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Accepting that she ''doesn't'' always know better than everyone else, and ''isn't'' automatically the best at anything has always been a struggle for Dairine. It plays a major part of her initial problems with Roshaun, too - they have a similar entitled attitude. For Roshaun, it's his royal heritage [[spoiler: with accompanying noblesse oblige]], for Dairine, it's because she's usually far and away the smartest person in the room.
* LateArrivalSpoiler: Dairine does end up becoming a wizard in the third book.



* OverprotectiveDad: Well, as overprotective as he ''can'' be, considering that his children can rewrite reality.

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* OverprotectiveDad: Well, as As overprotective as he ''can'' be, considering that his children can rewrite reality.



** DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu



* WriteWhoYouKnow: That said, Duane has also admitted on her [[http://dduane.tumblr.com/post/103929520701/im-in-themmiddle-of-a-long-overdue-re-read-of Tumblr]] that Aunt Annie is a tribute to Creator/AnneMcCaffrey.

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* WriteWhoYouKnow: That said, Duane has also admitted on her [[http://dduane.tumblr.com/post/103929520701/im-in-themmiddle-of-a-long-overdue-re-read-of Tumblr]] that Aunt Annie is a tribute to Creator/AnneMcCaffrey.



* DeadpanSnarker: At times.

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* DeadpanSnarker: At times.DeadpanSnarker:



* [[spoiler:{{God}}: He is an incarnation of The One.]]
* [[spoiler:GodIsGood: An Incarnation of The One and a fantastic pet. He's been working on some Powers level scheme all this time.]]
* [[spoiler: KingOfAllCosmos: He's the local {{God}}, and his favorite pastime is to incarnate as a dog because he likes the 'spell it backwards joke'. According to the Transcendent Pig, He has fondness for bad old jokes.]]
* [[spoiler:UpliftedAnimal: At first thought to be because of exposure to wizardry, but his high intelligence is actually because He's The One.]]

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* [[spoiler:{{God}}: {{God}}:[[spoiler: He is an incarnation of The One.]]
* [[spoiler:GodIsGood: GodIsGood: [[spoiler: An Incarnation of The One and a fantastic pet. He's been working on some Powers level scheme all this time.]]
* [[spoiler: KingOfAllCosmos: [[spoiler: He's the local {{God}}, and his favorite pastime is to incarnate as a dog because he likes the 'spell it backwards joke'. According to the Transcendent Pig, He has fondness for bad old jokes.]]
* [[spoiler:UpliftedAnimal: UpliftedAnimal: [[spoiler: At first thought to be because of exposure to wizardry, but his high intelligence is actually because He's The One.]]



* [[spoiler: HeelFaceTurn: In ''High Wizardry" Dairine convinces an aspect of the Lone One to redeem itself and return home. There are other aspects causing trouble but this is a good step in the right direction.]]

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* [[spoiler: HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler: In ''High Wizardry" Dairine convinces an aspect of the Lone One to redeem itself and return home. There are other aspects causing trouble but this is a good step in the right direction.]]
1st Feb '16 3:29:15 PM Azvolrien
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Harry's sister and, to his surprise in ''A Wizard Abroad'', a wizard. (The wizardry apparently comes from his side of the family). She's an American currently living in Ireland, running a horse farm in County Wickalow.

* AuthorAvatar: Annie bears the most superficial resemblences to Diane Duane - an American with red hair who's immigrated to Ireland and lives in the country of County Wickalow near Dublin (though in meta-works like the 30-Day OTP challenge, Duane appears as herself). In ''Lifeboats'', she's seen briefly with a man that suspiciously resembles Duane's RealLife husband, Creator/PeterMorewood.

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Harry's sister and, to his surprise in ''A Wizard Abroad'', a wizard. (The wizardry apparently comes from his side of the family). She's an American currently living in Ireland, running a horse farm in County Wickalow.

Wicklow.

* AuthorAvatar: Annie bears the most superficial resemblences to Diane Duane - an American with red hair who's immigrated to Ireland and lives in the country of County Wickalow near Dublin (though in meta-works like the 30-Day OTP challenge, Duane appears as herself). In ''Lifeboats'', she's seen briefly with a man that suspiciously resembles Duane's RealLife husband, Creator/PeterMorewood.
Creator/PeterMorwood.
* WriteWhoYouKnow: That said, Duane has also admitted on her [[http://dduane.tumblr.com/post/103929520701/im-in-themmiddle-of-a-long-overdue-re-read-of Tumblr]] that Aunt Annie is a tribute to Creator/AnneMcCaffrey.
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27th Jan '16 8:30:29 PM ChaoticNovelist
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** fanon states that he once answered "42" as a joke to an Earth wizard named Douglas Adams.
22nd Jan '16 1:23:51 AM Elle
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* AuthorAvatar: Annie bears the most superficial resemblences to Diane Duane - an American with red hair who's immigrated to Ireland and lives in the country of County Wickalow near Dublin (though in meta-works like the 30-Day OTP challenge, Duane appears as herself). In ''Lifeboats'', she's seen briefly with a man that suspiciously resembles her RL husband, Creator/PeterMorewood.

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* AuthorAvatar: Annie bears the most superficial resemblences to Diane Duane - an American with red hair who's immigrated to Ireland and lives in the country of County Wickalow near Dublin (though in meta-works like the 30-Day OTP challenge, Duane appears as herself). In ''Lifeboats'', she's seen briefly with a man that suspiciously resembles her RL Duane's RealLife husband, Creator/PeterMorewood.
22nd Jan '16 1:23:13 AM Elle
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* AuthorAvatar: Annie bears the most superficial resemblences to Diane Duane - an American with red hair who's immigrated to Ireland and lives in the country of County Wickalow near Dublin (though in meta-works like the 30-Day OTP challenge, Duane appears as herself). In ''Lifeboats'', she's seen briefly with a man that suspiciously resembles her RL husband, Creator/PeterMoorewood.

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* AuthorAvatar: Annie bears the most superficial resemblences to Diane Duane - an American with red hair who's immigrated to Ireland and lives in the country of County Wickalow near Dublin (though in meta-works like the 30-Day OTP challenge, Duane appears as herself). In ''Lifeboats'', she's seen briefly with a man that suspiciously resembles her RL husband, Creator/PeterMoorewood.
Creator/PeterMorewood.
22nd Jan '16 1:22:34 AM Elle
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The first of the series's main protagonists, she's a geeky bookworm harassed by bullies, which ends up driving her into the library one day and discovering her wizard's manual, changing her life forever after and shortly after bringing her into partnership with Kit. Her initial affinity tends toward plants and animals; she later gains talents as a hydromage and a visionary.




Nita's bratty younger sister with intelligence beyond her years and dreams of wizards fighting evil (largely evident through her love of ''Film/StarWars''). Not long after Nita and Kit come out as wizards to their families in ''Deep Wizardry'' she [[JumpedAtTheCall jumps at the call]], taking the Wizard's Oath from Nita's manual and kicking off the events of ''High Wizardry''.



Dairine's manual, one of the first ones to arrive in computer form; the original resembles an Apple laptop with the bite missing from the apple in the logo. Over time, she has modified its form such that it's picked up legs, eyes and a personality; it's often found following her around like a pet when it can do so openly.




Nita and Dairine's father who owns a flower shop and spends a lot of his free time in the household gardens. A generally ReasonableAuthorityFigure who has to deal with the added stress of knowing his children are involved in jobs saving the universe that can sometimes turn deadly and, since the aftermath of ''A Wizards Dilemma'', doing so as a single parent.

* MuggleBornOfMages: Harry has other wizardly relatives he never realized until after Nita came out as a wizard and let him in on TheMasquerade; his grandmother supposedly was one and his sister, Annie, is actively one and appears as a major side character in ''A Wizard Abroad''. (He might have liked to know this before sending Nita to Ireland on a vacation to get her away from wizardry for a while...)



* BadassNormal: A normal human wiped out [[spoiler: a incarnation of the Lone One.]]

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Nita and Dairine's mother, also a generally ReasonableAuthorityFigure dealing with the stress of being mother to two wizardly children. However, in ''A Wizard's Dilemma'' she is diagnosed with a fatal cancer for which wizardry could only buy her a little extra time (and nearly costing Nita's soul in the process). Her absence is greatly felt by her family members in the subsequent books.

* BadassNormal: A normal human wiped out faces down [[spoiler: a incarnation of the Lone One.]]]] She did have home-turf advantage as the struggle was taking place in her own mind.


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!'''Aunt Annie (Annie Callahan)'''
Harry's sister and, to his surprise in ''A Wizard Abroad'', a wizard. (The wizardry apparently comes from his side of the family). She's an American currently living in Ireland, running a horse farm in County Wickalow.

* AuthorAvatar: Annie bears the most superficial resemblences to Diane Duane - an American with red hair who's immigrated to Ireland and lives in the country of County Wickalow near Dublin (though in meta-works like the 30-Day OTP challenge, Duane appears as herself). In ''Lifeboats'', she's seen briefly with a man that suspiciously resembles her RL husband, Creator/PeterMoorewood.


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Co-protagonist and Nita's partner in wizardry. Like Nita, Kit was first attracted to wizardry because he had problems with bullies, being in the advanced class in school (in older editions, having skipped a grade) and being Hispanic. His initial affinity is with inorganic things, particularly machines and electronics; his partnership with his dog, Ponch, soon becomes incredibly important as Ponch grows in wisdom and gains unusual talents.


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Kit's big, friendly sheepdog. While it's common for wizardly pets to pick up strange habits, Ponch starts demonstrating unusual talents, such as being able to create and enter other universes. His character arc comes to a head in ''Wizards at War'' where all the wisdom he's gained will be used to change the tide of the battle and the fate of the canine species.


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Kit's older sister (his oldest sister, Helena, is rarely seen, having gone to college). Though too old to be offered wizardry (unless the Powers grew truly desperate) she has an astounding talent with languages and becomes fluent in the Speech after the Rodriguez family entertainment system starts picking up channels from other galaxies. Her talent, outgoing personality and surprising ability with energy weapons get her as firmly ingrained in Kit and Nita's wizardly circles as any other wizard and she's become a frequent visitor to The Crossings (which she helps save from hostile takeover in ''Wizards at War'').


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Kit's oldest sister, rarely seen. She doesn't initially take to Kit's wizardry well, believing he must have done some sort of DealWithTheDevil, though she eventually comes to terms with it in a round-about way.


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Kit's father, an employee at the printing facility for a major Long Island newspaper. Tends toward being laid back and laconic; his eventual reaction to Kit revealing his wizardry to his family can be summed up as "Cool. My son's a ''brujo''."


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Kit's mother, a nurse. A very warm and nurturing personality who has come to handle her son's wizardry career with much the same acceptance as her husband.

* ApronMatron: When not working, can often be found in the kitchen. Supposedly her skills at cooking are limited but the things she knows how to make well, she makes ''really'' well. It's mentioned in ''How Lovely Are They Branches'' that she's constantly trying to improve. Has a very no-nonsense mindset to back up the personality.


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!'''Carl Romero and Tom Swale'''

The area Advisory (later promoted to Senior) wizards for the Long Island region, they serve as the young wizards' immediate superiors and advisers.


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An older teenage wizard that Nita first meets in Ireland during ''A Wizard Abroad''. He can initially come off as brash and projects a facade of being hotheaded and sarcastic but his actions show genuine care for others and commitment to wizardry and he eventually becomes a close part of Kit and Nita's circle of wizardly friends.


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A young autistic boy who is initially offered wizardry and is encountered by Kit and Nita in ''A Wizard Alone'' when he seemingly becomes lost in his own mind on his Ordeal. In the original version of the book he cures his own autism at the end but Duane rewrote it after feedback from other autistic people so that he remains autistic but is able to function in the outside world much better. Since then he's functioned as the occasional KidSidekick to the team and proven to have a humorous and even bubbly personality at times.


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The councilor at Nita's school with whom she is visiting after her mother's death. Nita finds him, to her surprise, to be a pretty decent person, even if her grief makes dealing with the meetings difficult.


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The Planetary wizard for Earth (and by extension the person with local authority on Earth's unpopulated neighbor planets including Mars). Her unassuming appearance as a short, middle-aged woman contrasts with her immense power and authority.
30th Nov '15 10:08:40 AM mdwall
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* {{Satan}}: A divine being that was cast out of Its home for rebelling against the others and is called the source of evil. In-universe, it was the inspiration for the figure of Satan in human mythology.

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* {{Satan}}: A divine being that was cast out of Its home for rebelling against the others and is called the source of evil. In-universe, it was the inspiration for the figure of Satan in human mythology.religions.
29th Nov '15 10:57:47 AM Elle
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* RealySevenHundredYearsOld: Her race has a very long lifespan, so while she's a millennia or two old, she hasn't hit puberty yet. Almost an inversion of the trope in that people keep forgetting how ''young'' she actually is.

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* RealySevenHundredYearsOld: ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: Her race has a very long lifespan, so while she's a millennia or two old, she hasn't hit puberty yet. Almost an inversion of the trope in that people keep forgetting how ''young'' she actually is.
29th Nov '15 10:57:20 AM Elle
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!'''Mamvish'''
* BadassBookworm: Is the Species Archivist to the Powers that Be and one of the most powerful wizards in the galaxy, possibly so much so that the Lone Power opted out of participating in her Ordeal.
* GenkiGirl: Energetic, emotive (her culture finds no advantage to suppressing their feelings) and constantly running around the galaxy on business such that she often only has minutes at a time to check in with the main characters.
* LizardFolk: Is a saurian
* RealySevenHundredYearsOld: Her race has a very long lifespan, so while she's a millennia or two old, she hasn't hit puberty yet. Almost an inversion of the trope in that people keep forgetting how ''young'' she actually is.
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Tomatoes.
28th Oct '15 12:55:27 AM HakureiRyuu
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