History Literature / Abarat

5th Jun '17 11:45:17 AM Malady
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* [[AliensSpeakingEnglish Abaratians Speaking English]]: Justified since it's the CommonTongue, although there are some other languages.

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* [[AliensSpeakingEnglish Abaratians Speaking English]]: Justified AliensSpeakingEnglish: Well, Abaratians, but still... It's {{justified|Trope}} since it's the CommonTongue, although there are some other languages.



* TheChosenOne: [[spoiler: Candy is the reincarnation of Princess Boa.]]

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* TheChosenOne: [[spoiler: Candy [[spoiler:Candy is the reincarnation of Princess Boa.]]



* [[EvenTheGirlsWantHer Even The Gay Guys Want Her]]: It's outright stated that even [[StraightGay Two-Toed Tom]] has a bit of a crush on Geneva Peachtree.

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* [[EvenTheGirlsWantHer EvenTheGirlsWantHer: Well, actually, it's Even The Gay Guys Want Her]]: Her. It's outright stated that even [[StraightGay StraightGay Two-Toed Tom]] Tom has a bit of a crush on Geneva Peachtree.



* TheManBehindTheMan: [[spoiler: As of the second book, it seems like Mater Motley is the real BigBad of the series and always was.]]
** [[spoiler: ...and then we are introduced to the Nephauree, who have given Mater Motley the capabilities to conquer the Abarat.]]

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* TheManBehindTheMan: [[spoiler: As [[spoiler:As of the second book, it seems like Mater Motley is the real BigBad of the series and always was.]]
** [[spoiler: ...[[spoiler:...and then we are introduced to the Nephauree, who have given Mater Motley the capabilities to conquer the Abarat.]]



* OneWordTitle: For the series as a whole, and the first book, are both called "Abarat".



* ThePlace: The world that Candy goes to is called Abarat, the name of the first book and the series as a whole.



* RetiredMonster: [[spoiler: Zephario Carrion, who was a monster in his youth, but realized the error of his ways and became a fairly gentle old man.]]

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* RetiredMonster: [[spoiler: Zephario [[spoiler:Zephario Carrion, who was a monster in his youth, but realized the error of his ways and became a fairly gentle old man.]]



* SplitAtBirth: Inverted. Maybe. [[spoiler: Princess Boa's spirit was reincarnated into a just-about-to-be-born Candy. However, prenatal Candy had a soul of her own. So Candy as an adolescent girl is referred to as the "Two in One," and realizes that "Candy" and "Princess Boa" are two halves of the same whole within her--hence, [[MentalFusion fused at birth]].]] It's not exactly clear, just roll with it.

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* SplitAtBirth: Inverted. Maybe. [[spoiler: Princess [[spoiler:Princess Boa's spirit was reincarnated into a just-about-to-be-born Candy. However, prenatal Candy had a soul of her own. So Candy as an adolescent girl is referred to as the "Two in One," and realizes that "Candy" and "Princess Boa" are two halves of the same whole within her--hence, [[MentalFusion fused at birth]].]] It's not exactly clear, just roll with it.



* TykeBomb: [[spoiler: Christopher was explicitly designed to be one.]]

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* TykeBomb: [[spoiler: Christopher [[spoiler:Christopher was explicitly designed to be one.]]



* YouCannotGraspTheTrueForm: Apparently, seeing the Nephauree's true form is so [[BrownNote horrifying and traumatic]] it makes you want to [[EyeScream stab out your own eyes]]. [[spoiler: Mater Motley tried. It was a mistake.]]

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* YouCannotGraspTheTrueForm: Apparently, seeing the Nephauree's true form is so [[BrownNote horrifying and traumatic]] it makes you want to [[EyeScream stab out your own eyes]]. [[spoiler: Mater [[spoiler:Mater Motley tried. It was a mistake.]]
8th Jan '17 1:20:54 PM lolface123
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* AxCrazy: Mater Motley. A vicious piece of work who unleashed an EldritchAbomination in order to cause wanton chaos, death and destruction, killed her own grandchildren and sewed their souls into her dress so they would be in constant agony, and gleefully abused Christopher Carrion for [[ForTheEvulz no reason]] other than that's she's a [[TheSociopath sociopathic]] [[{{Sadist}} sadist]] [[CardCarryingVillain and proud of it.]]


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*{{Sadist}}: Mater Motley is a horrendous case. Everything she did, all the atrocities she committed were simply because she liked inflicting pain just as much as wanton murder and mass destruction.
2nd Jun '16 4:45:47 AM Doug86
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** The Requiax, even to the point of being "[[CthulhuMythos a creature of the Deep]]".

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** The Requiax, even to the point of being "[[CthulhuMythos "[[Franchise/CthulhuMythos a creature of the Deep]]".
6th Feb '16 6:26:35 AM Freshmeat
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* MeaningfulName: A ''lot'' of them.
10th Jan '16 6:58:01 AM crazysamaritan
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* ImpossibleThief: John Mischief and his brothers, who managed to steal the ''tattoos'' of a criminal named Monkai-Monkai while he was in prison.

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* ImpossibleThief: ImpossibleTheft: John Mischief and his brothers, who brothers managed to steal the ''tattoos'' of a criminal named Monkai-Monkai while he was in prison.
15th Oct '15 5:48:09 PM FactoidCow
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* WordsCanBreakMyBones: In the second book, Candy abruptly learns a specific word of power: "Jassassakya-Thüm". When she says it, it shakes or breaks whatever she focuses on (or if she is ''not'' focusing, everything around her). And it will ''keep'' shaking and breaking until she inhales it again. In fact, the longer the word is "loose", the stronger it gets.
23rd Apr '15 7:24:40 PM Zyffyr
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* BiggerBad: [[spoiler: As of Absolute Midnight, the Nephauree.]]


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%%* GreaterScopeVillain: [[spoiler: As of Absolute Midnight, the Nephauree.]]
1st Sep '14 8:49:27 PM NOYB
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* [[spoiler: BiggerBad: As of Absolute Midnight, the Nephauree.]]

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* BiggerBad: [[spoiler: BiggerBad: As of Absolute Midnight, the Nephauree.]]
27th Aug '14 1:06:40 PM Black_Diesel
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15th Aug '14 12:12:59 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ScheduleSlip: The third book, ''Absolute Midnight,'' took ''seven years'' to finish, officially getting out on September 27, 2011.



* WritingByTheSeatOfYourPants: For the first book, Barker admits that most of the pictures came first, and a story just kind of sprung up around them. He's planned the rest a bit more carefully, though.
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