History GenreSavvy / Literature

13th Jan '18 7:48:11 PM reddragon32145
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*** [[TheBlackKnight Black]] is actually so good at this that he borders on TheMunchkin. For example:

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*** ** [[TheBlackKnight Black]] is actually so good at this that he borders on TheMunchkin. For example:
12th Jan '18 4:41:54 AM Eddy1215
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* In APracticalGuideToEvil, this applies to quite a few characters. Most notably TheBlackKnight and [[TheEmperor Empress Malicia]] and is one of the reasons they're so dangerous, and [[TheBard The Wandering Bard]] to the point that it's the only power she's demonstrated so far. This is largely possible because the TheoryofNarrativeCausality is enforced by Creation.

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* In APracticalGuideToEvil, ''Literature/APracticalGuideToEvil'', this applies to quite a few characters. Most notably TheBlackKnight and [[TheEmperor Empress Malicia]] and is one of the reasons they're so dangerous, and [[TheBard The Wandering Bard]] to the point that it's the only power she's demonstrated so far. This is largely possible because the TheoryofNarrativeCausality is enforced by Creation.
11th Jan '18 6:48:32 PM reddragon32145
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*In APracticalGuideToEvil, this applies to quite a few characters. Most notably TheBlackKnight and [[TheEmperor Empress Malicia]] and is one of the reasons they're so dangerous, and [[TheBard The Wandering Bard]] to the point that it's the only power she's demonstrated so far. This is largely possible because the TheoryofNarrativeCausality is enforced by Creation.
** Book II deals heavily with the Rule of Three, where two foes clash three times with the loser of the first confrontation ultimately triumphing in the third. [[VillainProtagonist Catherine]] knows she's fated to lose against the [[HeroAntagonist Lone Swordsman]] but arranges the situation so she'll come out on top once the story ends. Similarly, Heiress purposefully arranged this situation between herself and Catherine so she could have a Creation-guaranteed win when it would be most useful.
*** [[TheBlackKnight Black]] is actually so good at this that he borders on TheMunchkin. For example:
**** He knows that trying to [[IControlMyMinionsThoughts recruit by deceit or threats]] will inevitably [[TheDogBitesBack lead to betrayal]] and so is careful to always be honest, generous and polite to those he works with long-term.
**** He knows that it's pointless to try to pursue heroes after they flee a dramatic confrontation as it would clearly be too anti-climactic for them to be defeated that way and therefore the universe would not permit it.
**** [[PragmaticVillainy His empire has a well-run and effective system of orphanages]], ensuring that any disaffected orphans who might be inclined to become rebellious heroes can receive a good education and prospects in life without rebellions or, failing that, can be carefully monitored by his agents and suffocated in their sleep if they appear intractable.
**** It's also flat out stated that his actions and general lack of self-destructive tendencies has actually significantly limited the power of his Name. In terms of raw power he's probably the weakest Black Knight in centuries but he views the trade-off as being worthwhile.
16th Dec '17 2:34:32 AM kjnoren
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* In ''Literature/PrincessHolyAura, Silvertail set up and helped to propagate many of the Magical Girl memes, and both Holly and Seika are very familiar with the genres and tropes.

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* In ''Literature/PrincessHolyAura, ''Literature/PrincessHolyAura'', Silvertail set up and helped to propagate many of the Magical Girl memes, and both Holly and Seika are very familiar with the genres and tropes.
16th Dec '17 2:34:17 AM kjnoren
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* In ''Literature/PrincessHolyAura, Silvertail set up and helped to propagate many of the Magical Girl memes, and both Holly and Seika are very familiar with the genres and tropes.
--> "We're taking the parts of the meme that we ''know'' are stupid or dangerous and punching them in the face first."
12th Dec '17 11:28:42 AM Xtifr
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* A relatively minor example (it doesn't actually do him a lot of good) in ''Literature/SunglassesAfterDark'': After Claude Haggerty has been kidnapped by a pair of [[ProfessionalKiller hitmen]] who want to kill him for reasons he doesn't understand, and then rescued by a tiny woman who rips the hitmen apart with her bare hands and starts drinking their blood, he passes out and wakes up in what can only be described as a lair. At which point, he desperately begins trying to figure out what sort of horror story he's fallen into, and whether there's any chance he's the hero. And praying it's not a slasher film.
6th Dec '17 1:52:31 PM Xtifr
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* The whole point of Creator/CharlesStross's ''[[Literature/TheLaundrySeries The Jennifer Morgue]]''. The villain, a Genre Savvy billionaire trying to take over the world, recognizes he's a living trope and creates a EvilPlan by creating a magic spell that turns everything around him into a Literature/JamesBond adventure, so that only a British agent conforming to the Bond stereotype would be in a position to stop him and save the world last the last moment. The plan is to then end the spell, making the agent an ordinary person again and so easily contained and killed, with no one else able to get there in time. Unfortunately for him, the British are even more Genre Savvy [[spoiler:when the agent they send isn't really the Hero, he's the Bond Babe, acting as an initially oblivious decoy for his girlfriend who is the real Hero sweeping in at the last minute with commandos to save the day]].

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* The whole point of Creator/CharlesStross's ''[[Literature/TheLaundrySeries The Jennifer Morgue]]''.''Literature/TheJenniferMorgue''. The villain, a Genre Savvy billionaire trying to take over the world, recognizes he's a living trope and creates a EvilPlan by creating a magic spell that turns everything around him into a Literature/JamesBond adventure, so that only a British agent conforming to the Bond stereotype would be in a position to stop him and save the world last the last moment. The plan is to then end the spell, making the agent an ordinary person again and so easily contained and killed, with no one else able to get there in time. Unfortunately for him, the British are even more Genre Savvy [[spoiler:when the agent they send isn't really the Hero, he's the Bond Babe, acting as an initially oblivious decoy for his girlfriend who is the real Hero sweeping in at the last minute with commandos to save the day]].
18th Nov '17 12:20:44 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* Felicity Chambers of ''Literature/HereticalEdge'' is thoroughly aware that PoorCommunicationKills and makes a point to talk to people, not keep secrets she doesn't have to, and to never, ever leave something out that might cause someone to think she was lying about everything. She's all well aware that [[JustBetweenYouAndMe telling the enemy your plans]] is a terrible idea and avoids it while trying to bait her opponents into doing it.
28th Oct '17 4:49:46 PM Valkyr
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* Felicity Chambers of ''Literature/HereticalEdge'' is thoroughly aware that PoorCommunicationKills and makes a point to talk to people, not keep secrets she doesn't have to, and to never, ever leave something out that might cause someone to think she was lying about everything. She's all well aware that [[JustBetweenYouAndMe telling the enemy your plans]] is a terrible idea and avoids it while trying to bait her opponents into doing it.
6th Oct '17 5:09:31 PM Eddy1215
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* ''Literature/{{Star City}}'': Emma and Liam Smith are huge {{science fiction}} fans. They regularly reference popular works such as {{Star Trek}} and use what they learned to deal with the Ba'ren, to various degrees of success.

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* ''Literature/{{Star City}}'': ''Literature/StarCity'': Emma and Liam Smith are huge {{science fiction}} fans. They regularly reference popular works such as {{Star Trek}} and use what they learned to deal with the Ba'ren, to various degrees of success.
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