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17th May '16 5:11:28 AM Bosco13
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* WeHaveBeenResearchingPhlebotinumForYears: Meg and Charles find out that their father went missing because [[spoiler: the government had him experimenting with [[Teleportation tesseracts]], which left him stranded on Camazotz.]]

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* WeHaveBeenResearchingPhlebotinumForYears: Meg and Charles find out that their father went missing because [[spoiler: the government had him experimenting with [[Teleportation tesseracts]], which tesseracts,which left him stranded on Camazotz.]]
17th May '16 5:10:35 AM Bosco13
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* AliensSpeakingEnglish: The people of Camazotz and the Mrs W's. On Uriel, Charles has to translate and the people of Ixchel communicate by telepathy.
17th May '16 5:05:41 AM Bosco13
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* WeHaveBeenResearchingPhlebotinumForYears: Meg and Charles find out that their father went missing because [[spoiler: the government had him experimenting with [[Teleportation tesseracts]], which left him stranded on Camazotz.]]
11th May '16 5:22:01 PM Phys101
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* BigBad: IT, the manifestation of the Dark Thing on Camazotz that [[spoiler: has imprisoned Meg's father following his tesseract accident]].

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* BigBad: IT, the manifestation of the Dark Black Thing on Camazotz that [[spoiler: has imprisoned Meg's father following his tesseract accident]].



* CareBearStare: How Meg saves the day. [[spoiler: The Dark Thing, and its servants, such as IT, cannot understand love. Meg isn't quite able to save Camazotz by loving (and thus destroying) IT, but she can love Charles Wallace and save him.]]

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* CareBearStare: How Meg saves the day. [[spoiler: The Dark Black Thing, and its servants, such as IT, cannot understand love. Meg isn't quite able to save Camazotz by loving (and thus destroying) IT, but she can love Charles Wallace and save him.]]



* DarkIsEvil: Partly straight, partly averted. The "clear" darkness of space is contrasted with the "fearsome" darkness of the Dark Thing, after the star attacked and wounded it. And on Camazotz, IT's power often manifests as a pulsing, rhythmic [[LightIsNotGood light]].

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* DarkIsEvil: Partly straight, partly averted. The "clear" darkness of space is contrasted with the "fearsome" darkness of the Dark Black Thing, after the star attacked and wounded it. And on Camazotz, IT's power often manifests as a pulsing, rhythmic [[LightIsNotGood light]].



** Finally, both Averted and Lampshaded with the Beasts of Ixchel. They physically resemble StarfishAliens more than the [[UncannyValley seemingly-human]] inhabitants of Camazotz. They're little more then humanoid outlines covered in tentacles and are telepathic, but they are the dead opposite of IT: Warm, gentle, empathic and life-giving, they are totally dedicated to fighting the Dark Thing. They also have no eyes, and have no concept at all of light or sight.

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** Finally, both Averted and Lampshaded with the Beasts of Ixchel. They physically resemble StarfishAliens more than the [[UncannyValley seemingly-human]] inhabitants of Camazotz. They're little more then humanoid outlines covered in tentacles and are telepathic, but they are the dead opposite of IT: Warm, gentle, empathic and life-giving, they are totally dedicated to fighting the Dark Black Thing. They also have no eyes, and have no concept at all of light or sight.



* GreaterScopeVillain: The Dark Thing, a malign cosmic force attempting to destroy all creativity and positive emotion in the universe, world by world. Many planets struggle with it, including Earth, but some, like Camazotz, have already fallen.

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* GreaterScopeVillain: The Dark Black Thing, a malign cosmic force attempting to destroy all creativity and positive emotion in the universe, world by world. Many planets struggle with it, including Earth, but some, like Camazotz, have already fallen.



* HeroicSacrifice: They witness a star give up its life (i.e. go supernova) to injure the Dark Thing. A similar incident is revealed to be part of Mrs Whatsit's backstory.

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* HeroicSacrifice: They witness a star give up its life (i.e. go supernova) to injure the Dark Black Thing. A similar incident is revealed to be part of Mrs Whatsit's backstory.



* ImpossiblyDeliciousFood: When Meg is among Aunt Beast's people, recuperating from her tessering [[spoiler:by her father]] through the Dark Thing, this is the food she gets. Contrasting with the food on Camazotz, which ''looks'' like normal food but tastes like sand without the psychic power of IT to cheat the brain, the food of the beasts is grey and shapeless, since nothing on Ixchel has any color, but so tasty that human language literally cannot describe it.

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* ImpossiblyDeliciousFood: When Meg is among Aunt Beast's people, recuperating from her tessering [[spoiler:by her father]] through the Dark Black Thing, this is the food she gets. Contrasting with the food on Camazotz, which ''looks'' like normal food but tastes like sand without the psychic power of IT to cheat the brain, the food of the beasts is grey and shapeless, since nothing on Ixchel has any color, but so tasty that human language literally cannot describe it.



* MadeOfEvil: The Dark Thing, literally, according to Mrs Which.

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* MadeOfEvil: The Dark Black Thing, literally, according to Mrs Which.



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse / ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: The Dark Thing never appears in the sequels, which instead refer to the [[MadeOfEvil beings of evil]] as the Echthroi. Neither are Mrs Whatsit, Who, and Which, or Progo ever mentioned again, even when later novels involve other cosmic agents of good helping the protagonists.

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse / ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: The Dark Black Thing never appears in the sequels, which instead refer to the [[MadeOfEvil beings of evil]] as the Echthroi. Neither are Mrs Whatsit, Who, and Which, or Progo ever mentioned again, even when later novels involve other cosmic agents of good helping the protagonists.
23rd Jan '16 9:43:23 AM morenohijazo
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* BrainMonster: The BigBad IT is a huge disembodied brain. It has MindControl abilities that involved making the victim think in repetitive patterns.
25th Nov '15 12:16:59 PM HeroGal2347
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* PlatonicDeclarationOfLove
** Mrs. Whatsit, Meg's helper for the trip, tells her that she gives her "[her] love always."
** Meg is able to save her brother from IT by thinking her love at him continuously.
3rd May '15 11:25:52 AM Discar
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[[caption-width-right:223:"Speaking of ways, by the way, ''[[WhamLine there is such a thing as a tesseract.]]''"]]

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[[caption-width-right:223:"Speaking of ways, by the way, ''[[WhamLine there is such a thing as a tesseract.]]''"]]
25th Apr '15 9:31:12 PM TVRulezAgain
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* ArbitrarySkepticism: Excusable in the first book, but becomes progressively worse in the sequels. After Meg has saved her father from being assimilated and Charles Wallace from dying from lack of mitochondria, the twins have traveled to an odd interpretation of the world in Genesis and helped Noah build the Ark, and Charles Wallace has time-traveled throughout history to save the world, you'd think Meg and her parents would be very willing to believe her daughter when she finds a portal to the past.
** Note though that many of the characters weren't present for a number of those adventures: the twins are in fact the biggest skeptics in the family until their journey back in time, since they had not been a part of (or seemingly particularly aware of, though surely their father reappearing after years of absence was explained) any of the previous adventures, but at the same time none of their family members were aware of THAT adventure either.

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* ArbitrarySkepticism: Excusable in the first book, but becomes progressively worse in the sequels. After Meg has saved her father from being assimilated and Charles Wallace from dying from lack of mitochondria, the twins have traveled to an odd interpretation of the world in Genesis and helped Noah build the Ark, and Charles Wallace has time-traveled throughout history to save the world, you'd think Meg and her parents would be very willing to believe her daughter when she finds a portal to the past.
** Note though that
past. Though many of the characters weren't present for a number of those adventures: the twins are in fact the biggest skeptics in the family until their journey back in time, since they had not been a part of (or seemingly particularly aware of, though surely their father reappearing after years of absence was explained) any of the previous adventures, but at the same time none of their family members were aware of THAT adventure either.



** BiggerBad: The Dark Thing, a malign cosmic force attempting to destroy all creativity and positive emotion in the universe, world by world. Many planets struggle with it, including Earth, but some, like Camazotz, have already fallen.


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* GreaterScopeVillain: The Dark Thing, a malign cosmic force attempting to destroy all creativity and positive emotion in the universe, world by world. Many planets struggle with it, including Earth, but some, like Camazotz, have already fallen.
24th Apr '15 3:30:48 PM ArchTeryx
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** Finally, both Averted and Lampshaded with the Beasts of Ixchel They physically resemble StarfishAliens more than the [[UncannyValley seemingly-human]] inhabitants of Camazotz. They're little more then humanoid outlines covered in tentacles and are telepathic, but they are the dead opposite of IT: Warm, gentle, empathic and life-giving, they are totally dedicated to fighting the Dark Thing. They also have no eyes, and have no concept at all of light or sight.

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** Finally, both Averted and Lampshaded with the Beasts of Ixchel Ixchel. They physically resemble StarfishAliens more than the [[UncannyValley seemingly-human]] inhabitants of Camazotz. They're little more then humanoid outlines covered in tentacles and are telepathic, but they are the dead opposite of IT: Warm, gentle, empathic and life-giving, they are totally dedicated to fighting the Dark Thing. They also have no eyes, and have no concept at all of light or sight.
24th Apr '15 3:29:34 PM ArchTeryx
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** In ''A Wrinkle In Time'', we have IT, a very literal example: As a [[spoiler: a superpowered MassHypnosis-inducing BrainInAJar]], IT is a literal "abomination unto the Lord", absorbing the minds of all who come near IT.

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** In ''A Wrinkle In Time'', we have IT, a very literal example: As a [[spoiler: a superpowered MassHypnosis-inducing BrainInAJar]], BrainInAJar]]. IT is a literal "abomination unto the Lord", absorbing the minds of all who come near IT.IT, and IT has existed for ''millions'' of years.
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