History Literature / AWizardInRhyme

15th Nov '16 1:58:15 PM slvstrChung
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* MeaningfulName: Sir Guy introduces himself in ''Her Majesty's Wizard'' as "Sir Guy Losobal," which Matt works out as the Merovencian equivalent to "Sir Guy, the Black Knight." Later on in the book, it's revealed that his real name is [[spoiler:Sir Guy de Toutarien. Toutarien = 'toute ou rien' (all or nothing); if evil completely takes over, it'll be his cue to rebuild Hardishane's empire.]]

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* MeaningfulName: Sir Guy introduces himself in ''Her Majesty's Wizard'' as "Sir Guy Losobal," which Matt works out as the Merovencian equivalent to "Sir Guy, the Black Knight." ("''Le sable'' would be how you say "the black" in French.) Later on in the book, it's revealed that his real name is [[spoiler:Sir Guy de Toutarien. Toutarien = 'toute ou rien' (all or nothing); if evil completely takes over, it'll be his cue to rebuild Hardishane's empire.]]
13th Aug '16 9:10:08 PM Fireblood
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* AlternateHistory: The timeline split when Romulus and Remus fought, in this version Remus won and Reme became famous for it's peacemaking and negotiation prowess.

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* AlternateHistory: The timeline split when Romulus and Remus fought, in fought. In this version Remus won and Reme became famous for it's peacemaking and negotiation prowess.
23rd Jul '16 9:58:58 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* YearInsideHourOutside: at one point, Matthew returns to "our" dimension after five years in Merovence, to discover that it's been three days since he left.

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* YearInsideHourOutside: at one point, Matthew returns to "our" dimension after five years in Merovence, to discover that it's been three days since he left. This inches into NarniaTime territory, since Saul had been transported into Merovence searching for him after he'd been missing several days years previously from their perspective.
11th May '16 10:59:06 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* RecycledScript: A weirdly blatant example, the Grendel scene from the second book is repeated verbatim in the third with the names changed to the closest equivalent in the new party even though it means the characters refer to and use abilities they don't actually have and ignore the ones they do.

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* RecycledScript: A weirdly blatant example, the Grendel scene from the second book is repeated verbatim in the third with the names changed to the closest equivalent in the new party even though it means the characters refer to and use abilities they don't actually have and ignore the ones they do. The troll trying to fly away is a highlight.
29th Apr '16 1:47:57 PM Doug86
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* PublicDomainCharacter: RobinHood and his Merry Men, Literature/DonQuixote, [[AMidsummerNightsDream Puck]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maxwell%27s_demon Maxwell's demon]] and more.

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* PublicDomainCharacter: RobinHood and his Merry Men, Literature/DonQuixote, [[AMidsummerNightsDream [[Theatre/AMidsummerNightsDream Puck]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maxwell%27s_demon Maxwell's demon]] and more.
28th Feb '16 12:29:11 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* TrueNeutral: InvokedTrope. Saul is a major ally for the good guys and a hero in his own right, but he refuses to accept their religion or belief system in favor of systematically studying how magic ''really'' works in this setting, and makes sure to commit a "technical sin" (like eating meat on Friday) for every good deed he does.

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* TrueNeutral: InvokedTrope. Saul is a major ally for the good guys and a hero in his own right, but he refuses to accept their religion or belief system in favor of systematically studying how magic ''really'' works in this setting, and makes sure to commit a "technical sin" (like eating meat on Friday) for every good deed he does. The religious characters are rather bemused by this.
6th Feb '16 11:26:41 AM MacronNotes
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* LikeADuckTakesToWater: Matthew and Saul. ([[spoiler:Later, Matt brings his parents over as well. They are just as proficient at magic as he is.]]) Having access to centuries of advances and examples in the art of poetry gives them a major advantage.



* TheUnfrozenCavemanLawyer: Matthew and Saul. ([[spoiler:Later, Matt brings his parents over as well. They are just as proficient at magic as he is.]]) Having access to centuries of advances and examples in the art of poetry gives them a major advantage.
1st Jun '15 6:13:29 AM ZedOmega
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* MeaningfulName: Sir Guy introduces himself in ''Her Majesty's Wizard'' as "Sir Guy Losobal," which Matt works out as the Merovencian equivalent to "Sir Guy, the Black Knight." Later on in the book, it's revealed that his real name is [[spoiler:Sir Guy de Toutarien. Toutarien = 'toute ou rien' (all or nothing); if evil completely takes over, it'll be his cue to rebuild Hardishane's empire.]]
16th May '15 11:18:33 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* RecycledScript: A weirdly blatant example, the Grendel scene from the second book is repeated verbatim in the third with the names changed to the closest equivalent in the new party even though it means the characters refer to and use abilities they don't actually have and ignore the ones they do.
21st Dec '14 11:06:19 PM tytoman
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* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Because magic in this setting is controlled by ExactWords, Matt has to be very careful with his phrasing. Otherwise, a spell to conjure fire can summon a fire''[[InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons breather]]'', and and a [[HybridMonster Dracogriff]]-sized saddle can come out big enough for the ''Dracogriff'' to ride.

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* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Because magic in this setting is controlled by ExactWords, Matt has to be very careful with his phrasing. Otherwise, a spell to conjure fire can summon a fire''[[InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons [[BreathWeapon fire]]''[[InstantAwesomeJustAddDragons breather]]'', and and a [[HybridMonster Dracogriff]]-sized saddle can come out big enough for the ''Dracogriff'' to ride.



** Special mention to Sayeesa, a lust witch, who's power invokes this at all times, and [[spoiler: proves [[HeroicSacrifice instrumental]] in the final battle ''Her Majesty's Wizard''.]]

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** Special mention to Sayeesa, a lust witch, who's power invokes this at all times, and [[spoiler: proves [[HeroicSacrifice instrumental]] in the final battle of ''Her Majesty's Wizard''.]]



* LiteralGenie

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* LiteralGenieLiteralGenie: Magic in this series is shaped by words, so phrasing is important. See BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor.



* TrueNeutral: InvokedTrope. Saul is a major ally for the good guys and a hero in his own right, but he refuses to accept their religion or belief system in favor of systematically studying how magic ''really'' works in this setting, and makes sure to commit a "technical sin" (like eating meat on Friday) for every good deed he does.
** Similarly, but for different reasons, King Boncorro in ''The Secular Wizard'' does evil things for the good of his country so he'll be richer so he can stop throwing more and more depraved BreadAndCircuses at his nobles so he can be rich so he can keep from going to Heaven while not falling into the grasp of Hell- a good example of StupidNeutral with a heart of gold if ever there was one. His genuinely evil chancellor warping his plans was behind a lot of that.



* SufficientlyAnalyzedMagic: Increasingly as the series goes on and the characters have time to study it. Basically, magic seems to be a malleable energy which can be invoked and shaped by RuleOfSymbolism, with words being the most convenient symbols. Also, {{Magic Wand}}s work by focusing the a field of magic into a more intense beam, like a spotlight as opposed to a bare bulb.

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* SufficientlyAnalyzedMagic: Increasingly as the series goes on and the characters have time to study it. Basically, magic seems to be a malleable energy which can be invoked and shaped by RuleOfSymbolism, with words being the most convenient symbols. Also, {{Magic Wand}}s work by focusing the a field of magic into a more intense beam, like a spotlight as opposed to a bare bulb.


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* TrueNeutral: InvokedTrope. Saul is a major ally for the good guys and a hero in his own right, but he refuses to accept their religion or belief system in favor of systematically studying how magic ''really'' works in this setting, and makes sure to commit a "technical sin" (like eating meat on Friday) for every good deed he does.
** Similarly, but for different reasons, King Boncorro in ''The Secular Wizard'' does evil things for the good of his country so he'll be richer so he can stop throwing more and more depraved BreadAndCircuses at his nobles so he can be rich so he can keep from going to Heaven while not falling into the grasp of Hell- a good example of StupidNeutral with a heart of gold if ever there was one. His genuinely evil chancellor warping his plans was behind a lot of that.
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