History Literature / AlcatrazSeries

17th Dec '16 2:15:39 PM malias
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* [[spoiler: LivingBattery: All of the Smedry's. At the time of the Incarna, the first Smedry was given an unknown power in order to power occulator glass. However, it proved to be too much and caused the destruction of their civilization. The Smedry Talents are a way of siphoning off that energy.]]

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* [[spoiler: LivingBattery: [[spoiler: All of the Smedry's. At the time of the Incarna, the first Smedry was given an unknown power in order to power occulator glass. However, it proved to be too much and caused the destruction of their civilization. The Smedry Talents are a way of siphoning off that energy.]]
4th Nov '16 12:49:34 PM ReaderAt2046
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* ShipTease: [[spoiler: There's a note at the very end of ''Alcatraz Vs The Dark Talent'', signed "Bastille Smedry"]].


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* SpoiledByTheFormat: A kind of meta example [[spoiler: Though ''Alcatraz Vs The Dark Talent'' appears to end with TheBadGuyWins, we the readers know that that's not the end of the story, because Alcatraz has to survive to write the books. And sure enough, there's a postscript from Bastille confirming that the story's not over]].
2nd Nov '16 8:22:18 PM malias
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* [[spoiler: LivingBattery: All of the Smedry's. The Incarna were after an ultimate power source and infused the first Smedry with an unknown power. However, it proved to be too much, causing the destruction of their civilization. The Smedry Talents are a way of siphoning off that energy.]]

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* [[spoiler: LivingBattery: All of the Smedry's. The Incarna were after an ultimate power source and infused At the time of the Incarna, the first Smedry with was given an unknown power. power in order to power occulator glass. However, it proved to be too much, causing much and caused the destruction of their civilization. The Smedry Talents are a way of siphoning off that energy.]]
2nd Nov '16 8:19:47 PM malias
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* [[spoiler: LivingBattery: All of the Smedry's. The Incarna were after an ultimate power source and infused the first Smedry with The Dark Talent. However, it proved to be too much, causing the destruction of their civilization. The Smedry Talents are a way of siphoning off that energy.]]

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* [[spoiler: LivingBattery: All of the Smedry's. The Incarna were after an ultimate power source and infused the first Smedry with The Dark Talent.an unknown power. However, it proved to be too much, causing the destruction of their civilization. The Smedry Talents are a way of siphoning off that energy.]]
2nd Nov '16 8:16:03 PM malias
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* [[spoiler: LivingBattery: All of the Smedry's. The Incarna were after an ultimate power source and infused the first Smedry with The Dark Talent. However, it proved to be too much, causing the destruction of their civilization. The Smedry Talents are a way of siphoning off that energy.]]
16th Oct '16 7:57:02 PM SCMof2814
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* NotSoDifferent: An unusual version played for drama. Because of unknowingly having the Breaking Talent all his life, every time something broke in the foster home Alcatraz was in, he was blamed. He often lamented that he was tired of being blamed for breaking things. When he learned about his Talent, he blamed it for everything that happened and treated it as a malicious and independent entity, even though he was willing enough to use it when it suited him. The seeming independence and malliciousness is heightened in the fourth book, where it seems he can only control it if he 'convinces' it that what it is breaking is precious to Alcatrz in some way and that he doen't want 'the Talent' to break it. [[spoiler:In the fifth book, after Talents become broken and non-functional,]] Alcatraz begins seeing an anthropomorphism of his Talent in mirrors and eventually confronts its, asking why it [[spoiler:Broke the Talents and 'abandoned' Alcatraz]].

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* NotSoDifferent: An unusual version played for drama. Because of unknowingly having the Breaking Talent all his life, every time something broke in the foster home Alcatraz was in, he was blamed. He often lamented that he was tired of being blamed for breaking things.things that weren't his fault. When he learned about his Talent, he blamed it for everything that happened and treated it as a malicious and independent entity, even though he was willing enough to use it when it suited him. The seeming independence and malliciousness is heightened in the fourth book, where it seems he can only control it if he 'convinces' it that what it is breaking is precious to Alcatrz in some way and that he doen't want 'the Talent' to break it. [[spoiler:In the fifth book, after Talents become broken and non-functional,]] Alcatraz begins seeing an anthropomorphism of his Talent in mirrors and eventually confronts its, asking why it [[spoiler:Broke the Talents and 'abandoned' Alcatraz]].
16th Oct '16 7:55:56 PM SCMof2814
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* NotSoDifferent: An unusual version played for drama. Because of unknowingly having the Breaking Talent all his life, every time something broke in the foster home Alcatraz was in, he was blamed. He often lamented that he was tired of being blamed for breaking things. When he learned about his Talent, he blamed it for everything that happened and treated it as a malicious and independent entity, even though he was willing enough to use it when it suited him. The seeming independence and malliciousness is heightened in the fourth book, where it seems he can only control it if he 'convinces' it that what it is breaking is precious to Alcatrz in some way and that he doen't want 'the Talent' to break it. [[spoiler:In the fifth book, after Talents become broken and non-functional,]] Alcatraz begins seeing an anthropomorphism of his Talent in mirrors and eventually confronts its, asking why it [[spoiler:Broke the Talents and 'abandoned' Alcatraz]].
-->'''The Breaking Talent''': Maybe I was tired of being blamed for things that are not my fault.
16th Oct '16 7:44:38 PM SCMof2814
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** Takes a darker turn in the fifth book, where Alcatraz flatout admits the filler is there to make the books longer... to delay him having to write out a horrible revelation at the end of the fifth book.
1st Oct '16 11:47:50 AM bobfrank
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* TheStinger: Make sure to read ''The Dark Talent'' all the way to the end. ''All the way'' to the end, just like staying through the credits in a movie.



** Grandpa Smedry tends to use alliterative exclamations like "Clustering Campbells," and Kaz will use various words likes curses. Even the often uttered "gak!" is occasional used almost like a swear.

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** Grandpa Smedry tends to use alliterative exclamations like "Clustering Campbells," (every one taking the form of "verb-ing last name of a sci-fi or fantasy author!") and Kaz will use various words likes curses. Even the often uttered "gak!" is occasional used almost like a swear.
20th Sep '16 12:34:33 AM enaikelt
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** Averted ''hard'' in book five, where [[spoiler:Grandpa Smedry is shot in the face.]] On hindsight, it makes a lot of sense, since the Smedry Talents are broken in that book, but the series spends so much time playing this trope straight that when RealityEnsues it's completely unexpected.

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** Averted ''hard'' in book five, where [[spoiler:Grandpa Smedry is shot in the face.]] On hindsight, it makes a lot of sense, since the [[spoiler:the Smedry Talents are broken in that book, book]], but the series spends so much time playing this trope straight that when RealityEnsues it's completely unexpected.
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