History Headscratchers / ArtemisFowl

24th Feb '16 12:49:00 PM KeyaS
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*** When have it been impied that fairy magic is more powerful? The Sprite in first book was probably just lying as a last resort to scare him. Opal Koboi was only been able to get her super-charge magic was only because she was taking the fairy-equivalent of magic steriods. And when is it mention that energy bolts is a magical power, as its not use by the LEP or anyone at all. Also there is only ONE island of demons. humans have spread across the ENTIRE GLOBE. Time-Travel is shown as incredibly dangerous, and not always successful, and Mass Mesmerization wont work because you not everyone will be looking at a screen, and given on how a mesmerized person is portrayed in the book, can be easily recognized.

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*** When have it been impied implied that fairy magic is more powerful? The Sprite in first book was probably just lying as a last resort to scare him. Opal Koboi was only been able to get her super-charge magic was only because she was taking the fairy-equivalent of magic steriods. And when is it mention that energy bolts is a magical power, as its not use by the LEP or anyone at all. Also there is only ONE island of demons. humans have spread across the ENTIRE GLOBE. Time-Travel is shown as incredibly dangerous, and not always successful, and Mass Mesmerization wont work because you not everyone will be looking at a screen, and given on how a mesmerized person is portrayed in the book, can be easily recognized.recognized.
*** Colfer's explanation of the different kinds of fairy magic is inconsistent at best. An example of this would be how many times fairies have to do the Ritual. Holly lasted four years before the first book, which was supposed to be much longer than she should have put it off, but she also managed. After that, she's needed to do it just about every book because she's been completely out. Another would be exactly what magic fairies have - Holly's minor in college was magic, but she isn't a healer, and time travel is pretty much just the wheelhouse of the demon warlocks. So what does hers involve? To the original point, even if that sprite was lying, which is a fair point, Holly made a similar claim when she first met Artemis, and Holly doesn't lie much.
24th Feb '16 6:34:50 AM KeyaS
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** That explains the laws part of it, but isn't it some kind of security risk to have all LEP procedures and regulations in a book that's owned by ''every fairy''? The LEP is more than just the fairy police force. They deal with everything from traffic violations to international affairs. It would be like a government publishing its specific plans for what it would do if a war broke out between it and some other country, then making sure every citizen had a copy of said plans. That could go wrong in so many ways.
21st Jun '15 3:24:43 PM ambiguousCase
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** Most likely; if a new major fairy law came out, one that affected every fairy in existence, one would assume that even exiled fairies would need to hear of it or risk outing the entire race.
1st Jun '15 6:16:38 AM Bissek
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* In ''The Last Guardian'', the Fowls are said to be repeat offenders in the 'try to capture a fairy' business. Artemis' father once held a dwarf hostage. So how is it that when LEP learned that an Artemis Fowl had captured an elf and was demanding gold for her return, they had to look the family up from ''human'' records? You'd think after several centuries of Fowls involving themselves in Fairy affairs and consequently getting mind-wiped, they'd have a thick stack of files on the family, the kind of people they keep on retainer, their household, and a number of other things in their own records. Especially since many people in LEP (Root openly claimed to have been around in the 'top hat and shillelagh days') are old enough to remember the previous cases.
27th Jan '15 4:09:27 PM KeyaS
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*** Mulch still had the tiny spark of magic unnecessary to speak in tongues. TLC stated this when he spoke in French to Beau Paradizo. He may have spent most of it as time went by, but learned "Humanese" for survival as an exile. Most criminals without magic seem to; the dwarf Butler went up against in TAC understood some words, and Turnball didn't have a problem talking to Lenor.

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*** Mulch still had the tiny spark of magic unnecessary to speak in tongues. TLC stated this when he spoke in French to Beau Paradizo. He may have spent most of it as time went by, but learned "Humanese" for survival as an exile. Most criminals without magic seem to; the dwarf Butler went up against in TAC understood some words, and Turnball didn't have a problem talking to Lenor.Lenore.
*** So how is it that Holly who never lost her magic couldn't speak to the gorilla in the Time Paradox because she was running low? There's still a contradiction there.


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** Also, the first few books claimed that the ''mesmer'' required the least magic of everything fairies could do. But in the Time Paradox, Holly said that she didn't have enough magic to use the mesmer, while she did have enough for a small healing.
27th Jan '15 4:03:33 PM KeyaS
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** True, but the sprite that gave it to him had been exiled for a considerable amount of time, so she wouldn't have access to any revised editions. If they were somehow altered through magic, would that magic affect the copies of the Book possessed by fairies not in contact with the People?
31st Dec '14 1:56:08 PM CheeseDogX
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** As for the first part, it's mentioned in the first book that the word "leprechaun" is a corruption of "LEP Recon," so they've clearly been around for a while. Plus, while the book is thousands of years old, that's not to say that revised editions don't come out every now and then when a law gets changed. Hell, they could probably use some kind of sympathetic magic to alter every copy of the book to reflect new or revised laws. And regarding the second part, I've heard of guys who can write on a grain of rice. That skill would certainly increase the amount of information you can cram onto a page.
23rd Dec '14 10:36:22 AM KeyaS
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* The Book was written thousands of years before the series takes place. It's where Artemis got all his information about the People, including details about the LEP and their procedures. First of all, have those regulations not changed at all since then? And secondly, the Book was described as small, like the size of a matchbox. How much information could possibly be in it? Artemis has gotten a lot from it, but it's hard to imagine that it contained that much information on, well, what appears to be ''everything''.
18th Nov '14 5:07:02 PM Whyhow
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** They are a reconnaissance branch of the LEP, but we don't see too much of them. The main member we do see is Holly, who tends to go too far with the duty.
28th Oct '14 12:12:46 AM HeWhoMustNotBeUsernamed
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*Exactly how is LEPrecon a reconnaissance organization? They sound like an ordinary police force to me. Is the "recon" connection just to make a joke work?
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