History Literature / AkataWitch

20th Jan '18 7:35:10 PM wuggles
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* AscendedExtra: Chukwu plays a much greater role in the sequel.
5th Nov '17 9:14:16 PM Doodler
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Sunny says at one point that nothing is perfect and without exception, except Library rules. A few chapters later, she has to defy them for the greater good.
5th Nov '17 8:45:18 PM Doodler
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* AppropriatedAppelation: ''Akata'' is actually a Nigerian slur against foreign born black people, especially African Americans. Not counting the book title, Sasha and Sunny both use it sometimes.
5th Nov '17 8:42:30 PM Doodler
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* ImpossibleTask: In order to gain a favor from Udide, you must tell her a story she does not know, which is impossible as she is the writer of all stories. Sunny manages it by telling her a story she does know, but from Sunny's perspective, so it's technically a new story.



* RedPillBluePill: [[spoiler:Chukwu gets a choice between forgetting he saw the Leopard world and keeping the knowledge under oath to tell no one else. As terrified as he is, he chooses the oath so he can protect Sunny.]]



* SavedByTheAwesome: At the end of ''Akata Warrior'', Sunny and the coven are dragged before the council to face punishment for their actions. Sunny replies by simply telling them the events of the climax, which stuns the council so much they can't bring themselves to punish any of them.
* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: What Sunny ''thinks'' she's doing when she terrorizes the confraternity, [[spoiler:and what she and her coven actually do when they flee Leopard justice so they can stop Ekwensu.]]
* SecretKeeper: [[spoiler:Chukwu in the sequel after accidentally seeing too much.]]



* TheTease: Chichi at times.

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* SuperStrength: Sunny develops this as she grows into her Nimm warrior heritage. She's strong enough to [[spoiler:''tear off Ekwensu's mask'']].
* TheTease: Chichi at times. When she falls in love with both Sunny and Chukwu, this goes up to eleven.
5th Nov '17 1:10:55 AM Doodler
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* ReedRichardsIsUseless: Averted. Even from the shadows Leopard People do their best to help the world, it's just that they can't stop it all, not all Leopard People are willing to help the common good, and there are supernatural creatures just as eager to harm it. For one example, Sunny learns that Nigerian corruption would be a lot worse if there weren't Leopard People using jujus to fight against it.
4th Nov '17 5:00:26 PM Doodler
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* BeenThereShapedHistory: Quite a few events in history were influenced by Leopard People. In ''Akata Warrior'', Sunny learns that in a previous life [[spoiler:she was ordered to stop the bombing of Hiroshima, but the spiders she hired were tricked by a djinn and thus didn't finish the juju needed to stop the bomb from exploding.]]


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* BigSisterInstinct: Well, little sister, but when Chukwu is tortured and nearly killed by a confraternity, Sunny takes it upon herself to disband it and terrify his tormenters into leaving him alone even though she knows she'll be punished for it.
23rd Oct '17 11:33:14 AM Doodler
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* FourOneNineScam: Amusingly, it seems that Leopard People are at least partially responsible for this, using juju to steal from people's accounts and other things like that.



** Her [[spoiler: maternal grandmother did, though]]

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** Her [[spoiler: maternal grandmother did, though]]though]].



* NotTooDeadToSaveTheDay: [[spoiler:Sunny's grandmother arrives in the climax (in a way) to teach Sunny spirit touch and help her bind Ekwensu.]]



* TheWorfEffect: Sunny and the others ask why older, more experienced sorcerers aren't going after Black Hat. Well, they did. It didn't end well.

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* TheWorfEffect: Sunny and the others ask why older, more experienced sorcerers aren't going after Black Hat. Well, they did. It didn't end well.well.
* WorthlessYellowRocks: The only currency worth anything is ''chittim'', and the only way to obtain it is by learning, so most Leopard People don't bother with mundane money any more than they have to. To drive the point home, the least valuable ''chittim'' is gold, followed by silver, with only copper and bronze being seen as valuable for major purchases.
18th Oct '17 10:32:35 AM Doodler
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* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: [[spoiler:Sunny manages to singlehandedly banish Ekwensu when she escapes. Not completely, but still, Ekwensu is a masquerade capable of ending the world as we know it, dangerous enough that the scholars believe the only way to beat her is by luck, but Sunny manages to trick her into returning to the spirit world.]]

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* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: [[spoiler:Sunny manages to singlehandedly banish Ekwensu when she escapes. Not completely, but still, Ekwensu is a masquerade capable of ending the world as we know it, dangerous enough that the scholars believe the only way to beat her is by luck, but Sunny manages to trick send her into returning back to the spirit spiritual world.]]


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* HostileWeather: In the build-up to the climax, it rains heavily and nonstop for a week to purify the world for [[spoiler:Black Hat's final ritual]]. Sugar Cream notes that no ordinary rain could leak through the library, but this does.


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* LeeroyJenkins: Sasha is as impulsive as they come, experimenting with dangerous jujus just because he can and lashing out at anyone who tells him no. He was banished from America in the hopes that they could teach him restraint. [[spoiler:Notably he's the only one not to do anything particularly impressive in the climax, as he runs forward and tries to duel Black Hat head-on who easily defeats him.]]
18th Oct '17 10:26:36 AM Doodler
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%%* BigBad: Black Hat Otokoto

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%%* * BigBad: Black Hat OtokotoOtokoto, the serial killer who Sunny and her coven must stop. [[spoiler:It's eventually revealed that he's just one of many pawns of Ekwensu.]]


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* ChekhovsSkill: As an albino, Sunny has the ability to move between the spiritual and physical worlds and has both friends and enemies in the spiritual world. [[spoiler:One of those friends shows up at the climax, giving her the knowledge to temporarily seal Ekwensu.]]


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* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: [[spoiler:Sunny manages to singlehandedly banish Ekwensu when she escapes. Not completely, but still, Ekwensu is a masquerade capable of ending the world as we know it, dangerous enough that the scholars believe the only way to beat her is by luck, but Sunny manages to trick her into returning to the spirit world.]]
20th Sep '17 3:49:17 AM Doug86
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* IntangibleMan: Sunny can do this.

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* IntangibleMan: {{Intangibility}}: Sunny can do this.
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