History Literature / AgathaHAndTheClockworkPrincess

14th Apr '16 5:19:50 PM Nohbody
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* IJustWantToBeNormal: Jägers take up human hobbies to reconnect with their lost humanity. Oggie tries to set up his descendants on dates ([[StopHelpingMe which has led to Phil being the last of his line]]), while Dimo apparently knits multicolored socks. Agatha herself experiences shades of this while traveling with the circus but following her fight with the Baron and his forces, she accepts this was never a realistic possibility.

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* IJustWantToBeNormal: Jägers take up human hobbies to reconnect with their lost humanity. Oggie tries to set up his descendants on dates ([[StopHelpingMe ([[UnwantedAssistance which has led to Phil being the last of his line]]), while Dimo apparently knits multicolored socks. Agatha herself experiences shades of this while traveling with the circus but following her fight with the Baron and his forces, she accepts this was never a realistic possibility.
5th Mar '16 7:39:07 AM Scorntex
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* BadBoss: The Other killed an awful lot of geisterdamen after their return from... whatever it was that happened to them, before sending a large part of the remnants through a one-way portal to Europa to find Agatha.


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* TheReveal [=/=] TheUnReveal: Vriin gives Agatha a lot of information about The Other, and the geisterdamen, but the way she phrases it means it's still not absolutely clear what happened with Lucrezia and The Other.
24th Feb '16 3:35:43 PM Scorntex
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* BatOutOfHell: The Silverodeon Agatha is [[SnipeHunt given to distract her]] was wrecked by a gigantic bat, which had then gone marauding before being shot down by one of the Baron's warships.



* ExactWords: Dame Aedith's wagon has a sign on it proclaiming its owner can cure anaemia, sleepwalking and aversions to garlic. It just doesn't specify as to ''how''.



* IWantGrandkids: Oggie in fact wants great-great-great grandchildren, and frequently tries to help his descendants.

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* IWantGrandkids: Oggie in fact wants great-great-great grandchildren, and frequently tries to help his descendants.descendants in this regard. The operative word being "tries".



* MakeAnExampleOutOfThem: Anyone who messes with warning signs in the Baron's territory and gets caught tends to end up becoming a sign themselves.

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* MakeAnExampleOutOfThem: MakeAnExampleOfThem: Anyone who messes with warning signs in the Baron's territory and gets caught tends to end up becoming a sign themselves.themselves.
* MomentKiller: When it seems like Agatha and Lars might have to share the Baba Yaga, Krosp intervenes in the way only a cat can: by being an utter nuisance.



* TookALevelInKindness: Pix, after she gets into a relationship with Abner. She even starts doing things when asked.
* TrueArtIsAngsty: In-universe, a music instructor back in Beetleburg thought that Agatha "lacked the raw emotion" to be a ''great'' musician.
* TheUnintelligible: A footnote handily explains that in order to represent Agatha's confusion on hearing the Geisterdamen language, which doesn't follow European linguistic roots, the authors have rendered it entirely as gibberish.



* YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe: Dame Aedith talks in this fashion.

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* YeOldeButcheredeEnglishe: Dame Aedith intermittently talks in this fashion.
23rd Feb '16 4:33:40 PM Scorntex
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* ForTheEvulz: The Spark who created the clank that attacks the Circus had a habit of doing this, creating machines or monsters and sending them out on random paths of destruction to keep things from being "boring". Needless to say, the Baron made sure his demise was anything but.



* HypocriticalHumour: When getting dressed for her first Heterodyne Show, Agatha compares the thought of people walking by while she's in a state of undress as similar to those of scandalous sociological experiments committed back in Beetleburg. Of course, she never got to attend those because there were so many volunteers.



* NothingIsScarier: The way in to Passholdt is unnervingly quiet. The circus waits for hours by the only bridge leading to it, and not a single person comes over it. And as Lars explains, while looking around the town there were several farms outside which had apparently just been abandoned. [[spoiler: The circus eventually learns all too well what the problem is.]]

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* MakeAnExampleOutOfThem: Anyone who messes with warning signs in the Baron's territory and gets caught tends to end up becoming a sign themselves.
* NothingIsScarier: The way in to Passholdt is unnervingly quiet. The circus waits for hours by the only bridge leading to it, and not a single person comes over it. And as Lars explains, while looking around the town there were several farms outside which had apparently just been abandoned. Or in some cases, burnt out. [[spoiler: The circus eventually learns all too well what the problem is.]]


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* ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem: Back in Beetleburg, Professor Beetle had made it so that Agatha was allowed to attend whatever lesson or lecture she wished, regardless of how unpopular she was.
23rd Oct '15 8:00:10 AM Morgenthaler
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* BerserkButton: Agatha accidentally hits one of Zeetha's in a moment of snarky GenreSavvy, refusing to insist she learn how to wield one of Zeetha's swords since she knows she'd learn [[YouAreNotReady she wasn't prepared to do so]]. Zeetha goes into a rage, but she does eventually explain her problem. Skifander tradition involves learning to wield the swords, and her much more skilled cousin had a fatal accident trying.

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* BerserkButton: Agatha accidentally hits one of Zeetha's in a moment of snarky GenreSavvy, Zeetha's, refusing to insist she learn how to wield one of Zeetha's swords since she knows she'd learn [[YouAreNotReady she wasn't prepared to do so]]. Zeetha goes into a rage, but she does eventually explain her problem. Skifander tradition involves learning to wield the swords, and her much more skilled cousin had a fatal accident trying.
12th Oct '15 11:10:33 AM Berrenta
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* EverythingsWorseWithSharks: A bizarre shark-like construct, with mouths at both ends, is one of the many horrific things in the Wastelands. Fortunately for the circus, it ran into Da Boyz first, and wound up being dinner.


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* ThreateningShark: A bizarre shark-like construct, with mouths at both ends, is one of the many horrific things in the Wastelands. Fortunately for the circus, it ran into Da Boyz first, and wound up being dinner.
26th Apr '15 2:53:47 PM Geoduck
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* TheDeadHaveNames: Averted. When Tarvek and Clank!Lucrezia discuss one of Anevka's dead servants, Tarvek admits he has no idea what the man's name was. Lucrezia decides to name him after a cat of hers that she murdered.



* TheFarmerAndTheViper: A variation is told with Baron Wulfenbach and two snake-like constructs. Klaus was wearing body armor under his coat, and chose to spare the life of the construct who was able to go against her nature and not try to kill him.



* ShoutOut: One of the chapter quotes is a snippet of dialogue from The Socket Wrench of Prague, and is a parody of a similar quote in ''Literature/TheKingInYellow''.



* TheDeadHaveNames: Averted. When Tarvek and Clank!Lucrezia discuss one of Anevka's dead servants, Tarvek admits he has no idea what the man's name was. Lucrezia decides to name him after a cat of hers that she murdered.
* TheFarmerAndTheViper: A variation is told with Baron Wulfenbach and two snake-like constructs. Klaus was wearing body armor under his coat, and chose to spare the life of the construct who was able to go against her nature and not try to kill him.
21st Apr '15 12:19:05 PM Geoduck
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* IJustWantToBeNormal: Jägers take up human hobbies to reconnect with their lost humanity. Oggie tries to set up his descendants on dates ([[StopHelpingMe which has led to Phil being the last of his line]]), while Dimo apparently knits multicolored socks.

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* IJustWantToBeNormal: Jägers take up human hobbies to reconnect with their lost humanity. Oggie tries to set up his descendants on dates ([[StopHelpingMe which has led to Phil being the last of his line]]), while Dimo apparently knits multicolored socks. Agatha herself experiences shades of this while traveling with the circus but following her fight with the Baron and his forces, she accepts this was never a realistic possibility.


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** Lars has one as well, again directed towards Agatha.
31st Mar '15 6:40:12 PM Scorntex
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* YouAreWhoYouEat: Brillat-Savarin fell victim to this when a not particularly bright construct took the saying literally, decided it wanted to be Brillat-Savarin, and ate him. Then it continued his work, though critical reviews took something of a hit.
31st Mar '15 1:49:27 PM Scorntex
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* IWantGrandkids: Oggie in fact wants great-great-great grandchildren.

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* IWantGrandkids: Oggie in fact wants great-great-great grandchildren.grandchildren, and frequently tries to help his descendants.


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* OurLawyersAdvisedThisTrope: One chapter begins with a song that is apparently unaccredited, with a following note stating that, no, really, the authors don't know who wrote it, just in case a Spark takes offense.


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* TheDeadHaveNames: Averted. When Tarvek and Clank!Lucrezia discuss one of Anevka's dead servants, Tarvek admits he has no idea what the man's name was. Lucrezia decides to name him after a cat of hers that she murdered.
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