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9th Apr '16 2:36:02 AM eroock
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'''''Amulet''''' is the brainchild of Kazu Kibuishi, editor of ''Flight'' and author of the webcomic ''Copper'' and graphic novel ''Daisy Kutter''. It's a series of graphic novel (seven, so far) chronicling the adventures of Emily, her brother Navin, and her mother, as they find themselves caught up in an subterraneous alternative world called Alledia. The eponymous amulet is found by Emily in a new house they move into. Alledia is home to wild and imaginative things like tentacled monsters, walking houses and talking trees. Here, Emily finds herself trying to not only keep her family together, but also fight an increasingly brutal war against an evil race of elves bent on dominating everyone else. She at least meets a lot of friends along the way to help her, although whether or not she can trust them isn't clear.

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'''''Amulet''''' ''Amulet'' is the brainchild of Kazu Kibuishi, editor of ''Flight'' and author of the webcomic ''Copper'' and graphic novel ''Daisy Kutter''. It's a series of graphic novel (seven, so far) chronicling the adventures of Emily, her brother Navin, and her mother, as they find themselves caught up in an subterraneous alternative world called Alledia. The eponymous amulet is found by Emily in a new house they move into. Alledia is home to wild and imaginative things like tentacled monsters, walking houses and talking trees. Here, Emily finds herself trying to not only keep her family together, but also fight an increasingly brutal war against an evil race of elves bent on dominating everyone else. She at least meets a lot of friends along the way to help her, although whether or not she can trust them isn't clear.
1st Mar '16 3:50:53 PM KingSonnDeeDoo
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* FaceMonsterTurn: A common fate for Stonekeepers who rely too much on their stone [[spoiler:or are manipulated by the Amulet spirit into doing so. Emily falls prey to this near the end of ''Firelight'', transforming into a giant, flaming, phoenix.]]
1st Mar '16 12:19:29 PM KingSonnDeeDoo
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'''''Amulet''''' is the brainchild of Kazu Kibuishi, editor of ''Flight'' and author of the webcomic ''Copper'' and graphic novel ''Daisy Kutter''. It's a series of graphic novel (six, so far) chronicling the adventures of Emily, her brother Navin, and her mother, as they find themselves caught up in an subterraneous alternative world called Alledia. The eponymous amulet is found by Emily in a new house they move into. Alledia is home to wild and imaginative things like tentacled monsters, walking houses and talking trees. Here, Emily finds herself trying to not only keep her family together, but also fight an increasingly brutal war against an evil race of elves bent on dominating everyone else. She at least meets a lot of friends along the way to help her, although whether or not she can trust them isn't clear.

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'''''Amulet''''' is the brainchild of Kazu Kibuishi, editor of ''Flight'' and author of the webcomic ''Copper'' and graphic novel ''Daisy Kutter''. It's a series of graphic novel (six, (seven, so far) chronicling the adventures of Emily, her brother Navin, and her mother, as they find themselves caught up in an subterraneous alternative world called Alledia. The eponymous amulet is found by Emily in a new house they move into. Alledia is home to wild and imaginative things like tentacled monsters, walking houses and talking trees. Here, Emily finds herself trying to not only keep her family together, but also fight an increasingly brutal war against an evil race of elves bent on dominating everyone else. She at least meets a lot of friends along the way to help her, although whether or not she can trust them isn't clear.


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** [[spoiler: Turning you into a giant or bird made of fire]].
9th Jan '16 5:25:35 PM Octoya
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** Logi's appearance is inexplicably retconned from a tiny bald man to

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** Logi's appearance is inexplicably retconned from a tiny bald elf man to a furry little man that resembles an animal more than an elf.
9th Jan '16 5:24:21 PM Octoya
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* {{Retcon}}:
** It's stated in Volume 6 that [[spoiler:Trellis had been possessed by Sybrian when meeting Emily,]] but Trellis from Volume 1 has none of the characteristics of someone who's [[spoiler:possessed by a Dark Scout.]]
** Logi's appearance is inexplicably retconned from a tiny bald man to
** How Vigo's son died is changed from him being killed going against the Elf King to him dying after trying to find his mother in the Void.
** The controls on the Colossus in Volume 5 are explicitly stated as being the model for the Charnon house, with levers as the primary controls. By Volume 6, they were retconned into having special devices on the user's hands to wirelessly control the Colossus.
7th Dec '15 6:59:53 PM Octoya
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* EggMacGuffin: Dagno!

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* EggMacGuffin: Dagno!Dagno! A wyvern baby that imprints Cogsley.
* FantasticRacism: There seems to be a lot of it between the elves and humans as a result of the war between the two races.
** Enzo lets on that there is some racism against the animal people of Alledia, although we've never seen evidence of this firsthand.



* FunnyAnimal: The population of Kanalis. Implied to be due to a curse.

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* FunnyAnimal: The population of Kanalis. Implied Stated to be due to a curse.curse, although there are many animal people beyond the city as well.
1st Dec '15 6:15:29 PM Octoya
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* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: The color of individual Stones denotes the color of the magic that each Stonekeeper uses. It also denotes the color of the spirit (aka the Voice) behind each one. [[spoiler:Although in that it's subverted. Emily's Voice, which is pink, is also the spirit behind Max's teal Stone. In this case it's the symbol on the stone, and not the color, which denotes the spirit connected to it.]]
28th Nov '15 8:07:53 PM Octoya
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'''''Amulet''''' is the brainchild of Kazu Kibuishi, editor of ''Flight'' and author of the webcomic ''Copper'' and graphic novel ''Daisy Kutter''. It's a series of graphic novel (six, so far) chronicling the adventures of Emily, her brother Navin, and her mother, as they find themselves caught up in an subterraneous alternative world called Alledia. The eponymous amulet is found by Emily in a new house they move into. Alledia is home to wild and imaginative things like tentacled monsters, walking houses and talking tree. Here, Emily finds herself trying to not only keep her family together, but also fight an increasingly brutal war against an evil race of elves bent on dominating everyone else.

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'''''Amulet''''' is the brainchild of Kazu Kibuishi, editor of ''Flight'' and author of the webcomic ''Copper'' and graphic novel ''Daisy Kutter''. It's a series of graphic novel (six, so far) chronicling the adventures of Emily, her brother Navin, and her mother, as they find themselves caught up in an subterraneous alternative world called Alledia. The eponymous amulet is found by Emily in a new house they move into. Alledia is home to wild and imaginative things like tentacled monsters, walking houses and talking tree. trees. Here, Emily finds herself trying to not only keep her family together, but also fight an increasingly brutal war against an evil race of elves bent on dominating everyone else.
else. She at least meets a lot of friends along the way to help her, although whether or not she can trust them isn't clear.



* BloodFromTheMouth: Sometimes happens to characters in action sequences who receive a heavy blow.
** Max coughs up blood when he's injured during [[spoiler:his escape from prison fifty years ago. It signals that he's dying and desperate enough to make a deal with the Voice.]]



* DealWithTheDevil: It's implied that a Stonekeeper allowing their Stone to take complete control is this. The Stone grants its user unimaginable power even greater than they already had, but the user may go insane or cursed even worse than before as a result. [[spoiler:In some cases, the Stone may keep using their body after they're already dead.]]



** [[spoiler:Max, although it's too late for him at the time. He eventually tries to stop the Stone that he made a deal with and drops his thirst for vengeance.]]

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** [[spoiler:Max, although it's too late for him at the time. He eventually tries to stop the Stone that he made a deal with and drops his thirst for vengeance.]] But he ages to death in the process.]]
* HistoryRepeats: A very blatant one for the elves. Virgil points out that just glancing through their historical archives reveals that every 500 years a Stone with a Voice shows up in the hands of an Elf King, which is followed by a period of intense war and strife. After 500 years of peace, the cycle begins again. The current Elf King is just the latest in the cycle.
28th Nov '15 6:49:54 PM Octoya
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The books in the series are:
* Volume 1: The Stonekeeper
* Volume 2: The Stonekeeper's Curse
* Volume 3: The Cloud Searchers
* Volume 4: The Last Council
* Volume 5: Prince of Elves
* Volume 6: Escape from Lucien
* Volume 7: Firelight

The series is confirmed to have nine volumes in total.



* HeelFaceTurn: Prince Trellis [[spoiler: and Luger, of all people]].

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* HeelFaceTurn: Prince Trellis [[spoiler: rather predictably and Luger, of all people]].early on, considering that he and Emily end up having the same goal to stop the elf conquests.
** [[spoiler:Luger, too, turns over a new leaf entirely after being freed from his stone.]]
** [[spoiler:Max, although it's too late for him at the time. He eventually tries to stop the Stone that he made a deal with and drops his thirst for vengeance.]]
28th Nov '15 12:23:45 PM Octoya
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* GreaterScopeVillain: For most of the story so far, the amulet's voice seemed to serve as a guide for Emily in battle and during difficult situations. However, Book Five: Prince of the Elves, [[spoiler:ultimately reveals that the voice is responsible for both the Elf King and Max Griffin. In Max's case, the voice uses his hatred to its advantage by forcing him into submission apparently to avenge his childhood friend, Layra.]] Prior to this revelation, Emily's brother, Navin, even describes the voice as "shifty"; after his defeat, Gabilan mentions that "the stone has its own agenda" and that "[Emily] will die like the rest" once it has fulfilled its goal.

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* GreaterScopeVillain: For most of the story so far, the amulet's voice seemed to serve as a guide for Emily in battle and during difficult situations. However, Book Five: Prince of the Elves, [[spoiler:ultimately reveals that the voice It is responsible for both the Elf King implied to be evil in its own special way, however, and Max Griffin. In Max's case, the voice uses his hatred to its advantage by forcing him into submission apparently to avenge his childhood friend, Layra.]] Prior to this revelation, Emily's brother, Navin, even describes the voice as "shifty"; after "shifty". After his defeat, Gabilan mentions that "the stone has its own agenda" and that "[Emily] will die like the rest" once it has fulfilled its goal.goal. By the fifth volume, [[spoiler:it seems that this will change to make the stone into an actual BigBad.]]



* LaResistance: So named, except with "the" instead of "la".

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* LaResistance: So named, except with "the" instead of "la". A resistance group against the elves in Kanalis, which later moves to Lucien.



* OurElvesAreBetter: Played with; the elves are mostly portrayed as cruel and have very sharp teeth and sickly appearances. Most of the Mooks look more like orcs moreso than anything. However, there are elves that aren't evil later in the story, and it's implied that before the new Elf King took over they were peaceful. They're also more advanced than anyone else in Alledia as a result of their careful historical records.

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* OnceMoreWithClarity: Riva, the mayor of Lucien, was told a prophecy by one of the elder trees about how the sky would fall but then "the sun would rise again," the tree telling her to know the sun well. She at first thinks this refers to her encounter with Navin, which happened to coincide with the sun falling on a tree sapling she was caring for. At the end of the sixth volume, however, [[spoiler:she sees an airship collapse, the "sky falling", and then sees Trellis, the Elf King's "son", rising again as a leader among a contingent of elves. The prophecy was telling her to get to know Trellis.]]
* OurElvesAreBetter: Played with; the elves early on are mostly portrayed as cruel and have very sharp teeth and sickly appearances. Most of the Mooks look more like orcs moreso than anything. However, there are elves that aren't evil later in the story, and it's implied that before the new Elf King took over they were peaceful. They're also more advanced than anyone else in Alledia as a result of their careful historical records.



* PowerGlows: The amulet.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Emily, when using the amulet.

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* PowerGlows: The amulet.
amulet. All of them seem to glow with a different color.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Emily, when using the amulet. This is only because her amulet color is pink/red, though, while others have their eyes glow the color of their amulets.
* RidiculouslyHumanRobots: They can sweat, cry, and some even have parents and are implied to have been children once.
** Although just a mech, somehow the Colossus can build up lots of ear wax. Lampshaded by Navin:
-->"This is gross! Why does this even happen?!"
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