History Literature / AgathaHAndTheClockworkPrincess

19th Jun '17 1:45:36 PM Scorntex
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** As the Jagers nearly stumble on the Geisterdamen march, they're mentioned to be walking past in grim stoicism, as opposed to the comics, where several Geisters are chatting and laughing between themselves.
19th Jun '17 9:30:25 AM narm00
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* AmazonBrigade: Dupree's crew consists of pirates who were deemed dangerous by the Empire, but were smart enough to work for the Baron, are all completely loyal to Bang, and consists entirely of women.
* ArousedByTheirVoice: Agatha finds Lars' "madboy" voice rather appealing. Also part of her attraction to Tarvek seem to be connected with liking the sound of his voice.
* AsskickingEqualsAuthority: How the nobility became nobility. A footnote explains their ancestors were Sparks who went around making other people's lives miserable, until people started giving them things to make them stop.
* AuthorAvatar: Professor Phil Folgio appears in the book.

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* AmazonBrigade: Dupree's crew consists of pirates who were deemed dangerous by the Empire, but were smart enough to work for the Baron, are all completely loyal to Bang, and consists entirely of are all women.
* ArousedByTheirVoice: Agatha finds Lars' "madboy" voice rather appealing. Also part of her attraction to Tarvek seem seems to be connected with liking the sound of his voice.
* ArtifactOfDoom: The Queen's Tarot Deck, commissioned by Albia of England. According to anecdotal evidence, its users either went mad or spontaneously combusted. It's interesting, then, that Moxana apparently has a deck.
* AsskickingEqualsAuthority: How the nobility became nobility. A footnote explains their ancestors were Sparks thugs and bandits who went around making other people's lives miserable, until people started giving them things to make them stop.
* AuthorAvatar: Professor Phil Folgio Foglio appears in the book.



* FootnoteFever: Footnotes explain on points and backstory.

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* FootnoteFever: Footnotes explain expand on points and backstory.



* 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.
* IAteWhat: Tarvek is perturbed when he learns ''what'' the Geisterdamen make their cheese out of, since he'd eaten quite a lot of it

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* 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 being similar to those of scandalous sociological experiments committed conducted back in Beetleburg. Of course, she never got to attend those because there were so many volunteers.
* IAteWhat: Tarvek is perturbed when he learns ''what'' the Geisterdamen make their cheese out of, since he'd eaten quite a lot of itit.



* LiteraryAgentHypothesis: The footnotes -- and Folgio's own appearance -- treat this as a history the authors have compiled.
* MadeOfIron: The Jaegers, as one would expect as the creations of the Heterodynes. And yet the Slaver Wasps managed to kill three of them.

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* LiteraryAgentHypothesis: The footnotes -- and Folgio's Phil's own appearance -- treat this as a history the authors have compiled.
* MadeOfIron: The Jaegers, Jägers, as one would expect as the creations of the Heterodynes. And yet the Slaver Wasps managed to kill three of them.



* 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.
* 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. Likewise, on one or two occasions the narration briefly goes to the Other / Lucrezia's point of view... but doesn't give anything away.

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* OurLawyersAdvisedThisTrope: One chapter begins with a song that is apparently unaccredited, uncredited, with a following note stating that, no, really, the authors don't know who wrote it, just in case a Spark takes offense.
* 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. Likewise, on one or two occasions the narration briefly goes to the Other / Lucrezia's point of view... but doesn't give anything away.Fifty Families take offense.



** Mention is made of one of the Heterodyne Boy's allies retiring to the North Pole, to function as a living generator.

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** Mention is made of one of the Heterodyne Boy's allies Boys' allies, a sentient magnet, retiring to the North Pole, to function as a living generator.Pole.



* TheReveal: Why do Slaver Wasps not effect Sparks? A conversation between Anevka and Lord Selnikov reveals it's ''not'' because of a lack of ability. The Other just made a promise to the Knights of Jove not to infect them.

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* TheReveal: Why do Slaver Wasps not effect affect Sparks? A conversation between Anevka and Lord Selnikov reveals it's ''not'' because of a lack of ability. The Other just made a promise to the Knights of Jove not to infect them.them.
** 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. Likewise, on one or two occasions the narration briefly goes to the Other / Lucrezia's point of view... but doesn't give anything away.



** Instead of calmly accepting the news, the Jaeger generals go on a [[spoiler:fake]] rampage when the Baron presents the corpse of "Agatha".

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** Instead of calmly accepting the news, the Jaeger Jäger generals go on a [[spoiler:fake]] rampage when the Baron presents the corpse of "Agatha".



** 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''.

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



** Give the setting, it's not entirely unsurprising that this attitude exists. Bang has encounter people [[TooDumbToLive with these attitudes towards her]]. Consequently, the people who replace them do not share these opinions, and are exceedingly polite towards Bang for good measure. Klaus is well aware of this, and doesn't mind.

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** Give Given the setting, it's not entirely unsurprising that this attitude exists. Bang has encounter encountered people [[TooDumbToLive with these attitudes towards her]]. Consequently, the people who replace them do not share these opinions, and are exceedingly polite towards Bang for good measure. Klaus is well aware of this, and doesn't mind.



* TrueArtIsAngsty: In-universe, a music instructor back in Beetleburg thought that Agatha "lacked the raw emotion" to be a ''great'' musician.

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* TrueArtIsAngsty: In-universe, a music instructor back in Beetleburg thought that 14 year old Agatha "lacked the raw emotion" to be a ''great'' musician.



* UnstoppableRage: The Jaeger Generals, when they are informed Agatha has died. It takes Klaus over half an hour of sustained fighting to subdue them. [[spoiler: Subverted in that while Jaegers never need an excuse to fight, it's ultimately all an act to throw off Klaus; the Jaegers can tell immediately by smell that it's not Agatha's burned body.]]
* UnusualEuphemism: "Working royalty", which here means royalty of a particularly piratical persuasion. A footnote states more than one party was dramatically livened up when some noble didn't understand what it meant.

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* UnstoppableRage: The Jaeger Jäger Generals, when they are informed Agatha has died. It takes Klaus over half an hour of sustained fighting to subdue them. [[spoiler: Subverted in that while Jaegers Jägers never need an excuse to fight, it's ultimately all an act to throw off Klaus; the Jaegers Jägers can tell immediately by smell that it's not Agatha's burned body.]]
* UnusualEuphemism: "Working royalty", which here means royalty of refers to Bang's position as a particularly piratical persuasion.pirate queen. A footnote states more than one party was dramatically livened up when some noble didn't understand what it meant.
18th Jun '17 2:41:35 PM Scorntex
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* {{Rewrite}}: On occasion, moments from the comic are altered.
** Instead of calmly accepting the news, the Jaeger generals go on a [[spoiler:fake]] rampage when the Baron presents the corpse of "Agatha".
** When Tarvek casually mentions to Lucrezia that he has uncertainties about leaving Sturmhalten, in the comic Lucrezia's reaction is one of offense / annoyance, in the book it's instead deep sorrow.
12th Jun '17 2:08:11 PM Scorntex
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* TurnedAgainstTheirMasters: A recurring problem with Sparks. One Mongfish of note [[BlatantLies mysteriously]] died trying to study the phenomenon.



* 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.

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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.
8th Jun '17 4:25:53 PM Scorntex
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* 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''.

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* ExactWords: ExactWords:
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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''.''how''.
** A song cited toward the end of the book sings on how the Heterodynes will return, bringing glory and wonders never seen with them. The second verse then adds they'll return and ask what the hell everyone has been doing while they were gone.
6th Jun '17 4:52:57 PM Scorntex
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* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: After the mess at Sturmhalten, Agatha looks at her locket, and remembers how she used to look at the photos of her parents in there, hoping they'd reappear one day and tell her something like she was a princess. Certainly, her mother came back, and Agatha did turn out to be more important than she thought.



* DemBones: The upholstery in Dupree's private quarters consist near-entirely of bones. And that includes the lampshades. Klaus has made ''very sure'' they're not human bones.

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* DemBones: The upholstery in Dupree's private quarters consist near-entirely of bones. And that includes the lampshades. Klaus has made ''very sure'' they're not human ''human'' bones.


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* HeartbrokenBadass: Gil, after he thinks Agatha died, starts largely falling apart. He channels his pain into cleaning up the Wastelands of constructs and clanks, which Klaus does at least approve of.
5th Jun '17 4:15:04 AM Scorntex
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* AsskickingEqualsAuthority: How the nobility became nobility. A footnote explains their ancestors were Sparks who went around making other people's lives miserable, until people started giving them things to make them stop.



* RetiredBadass: Mention is made of one of the Heterodyne Boy's allies retiring to the North Pole, to function as a living generator.

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* RetiredBadass: RetiredBadass:
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Mention is made of one of the Heterodyne Boy's allies retiring to the North Pole, to function as a living generator.generator.
** Lord Selnikov, a man in his middle ages who has gone to seed, manages to get into an overrun Passholdt, grab what he was after and get out again.
* TheReveal: Why do Slaver Wasps not effect Sparks? A conversation between Anevka and Lord Selnikov reveals it's ''not'' because of a lack of ability. The Other just made a promise to the Knights of Jove not to infect them.
30th May '17 10:32:43 AM Scorntex
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* AmazonBrigade: Dupree's crew consists of pirates who were deemed dangerous by the Empire, but were smart enough to work for the Baron, are all completely loyal to Bang, and consists entirely of women.



* DemBones: The upholstery in Dupree's private quarters consist near-entirely of bones. And that includes the lampshades. Klaus has made ''very sure'' they're not human bones.



* ForeignQueasine: The Geisterdamen opinion on food in Europa. They've survived largely on a special cheese of their own making. [[spoiler:Using milk from their spiders.]]



* IAteWhat: Tarvek is perturbed when he learns ''what'' the Geisterdamen make their cheese out of, since he'd eaten quite a lot of it



* MadScientist: Aside from the obvious ones, Klaus (being Klaus) also has a number of mad ''social'' scientists on his payroll. They're used to help with morale.



* 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.

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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. Likewise, on one or two occasions the narration briefly goes to the Other / Lucrezia's point of view... but doesn't give anything away.



** Give the setting, it's not entirely unsurprising that this attitude exists. Bang has encounter people [[TooDumbToLive with these attitudes towards her]]. Consequently, the people who replace them do not share these opinions, and are exceedingly polite towards Bang for good measure.

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** Give the setting, it's not entirely unsurprising that this attitude exists. Bang has encounter people [[TooDumbToLive with these attitudes towards her]]. Consequently, the people who replace them do not share these opinions, and are exceedingly polite towards Bang for good measure. Klaus is well aware of this, and doesn't mind.


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* UnusualEuphemism: "Working royalty", which here means royalty of a particularly piratical persuasion. A footnote states more than one party was dramatically livened up when some noble didn't understand what it meant.
14th Apr '17 5:21:18 AM Bissek
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* DrinkingSong: One chapter opens with a drinking song about Castle Wulfenbach, which is laden with innuendo about how large and powerful the Baron's "great big thing" is.

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* DrinkingSong: DrunkenSong: One chapter opens with a drinking song about Castle Wulfenbach, which is laden with innuendo about how large and powerful the Baron's "great big thing" is.
26th Mar '17 8:38:14 AM Bissek
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* DrinkingSong: One chapter opens with a drinking song about Castle Wulfenbach, which is laden with innuendo about how large and powerful the Baron's "great big thing" is.
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