History Literature / AlexRider

14th Jun '17 6:34:34 PM nombretomado
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* TheNewRussia: A ''very'' negative interpretation with Nikolei Drevin, the BigBad of ''Ark Angel'', who [[spoiler: built his fortune after TheGreatPoliticsMessUp by cooperating with not just TheMafiya but other criminal organizations including TheYakuza and [[TheTriadsAndTheTongs the Chinese triads]]; Joe Byrne flat-out calls him "the biggest criminal in the world".]]

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* TheNewRussia: A ''very'' negative interpretation with Nikolei Drevin, the BigBad of ''Ark Angel'', who [[spoiler: built his fortune after TheGreatPoliticsMessUp by cooperating with not just TheMafiya but other criminal organizations including TheYakuza the {{Yakuza}} and [[TheTriadsAndTheTongs the Chinese triads]]; Joe Byrne flat-out calls him "the biggest criminal in the world".]]
12th Jun '17 1:35:38 PM Twiddler
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[[http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/itv-adaptation-teen-superspy-alex-rider-anthony-horowitz-1202448590/ A TV series has been announced to be in development.]]
2nd Jun '17 5:30:42 AM cwickham
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* ResetButton: ''Never Say Die'' [[spoiler: goes to great pains to undo ''every'' development made by "Scorpia Rising", which had previously stood as the series' GrandFinale for six years until Horowitz decided to revive it. By the end the status quo is exactly as it was before that book.]]



* RoadSignReversal: :

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* SeriesFauxnale: Horowitz's decision to revive the series six years after originally ending it turned "Scorpia Rising" into this, especially given the way "Never Say Die" goes about it.


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* StatusQuoIsGod: An interesting example with "Never Say Die". [[spoiler: The book itself is an [[ExaggeratedTrope heavily exaggerated]] example, undoing nearly everything that had changed at the end of "Scorpia Rising", including a major character's death, the collapse of Scorpia and MI6 never using Alex again. "Scorpia Rising" had been intended to be the last book ever, and that stood for six years until Horowitz decided to write a new one, and he felt the need to invoke this trope despite the fact that previous volumes pointedly ''hadn't''.]]
2nd Jun '17 5:20:44 AM cwickham
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There have been nine books in the main series, and one prequel:

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There have been nine ten books in the main series, and one prequel:



#''Russian Roulette'' (2013)[[note]]''Scorpia Rising'' is the series' grand finale; ''Russian Roulette'' is a {{Prequel}} focusing on the character of Yassen Gregorovich. Subsequent reprints have identified it as the tenth book in the series and have the Alex Rider logo.[[/note]]

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#''Russian Roulette'' (2013)[[note]]''Scorpia Rising'' is the series' grand finale; ''Russian (2013)[[note]]''Russian Roulette'' is a {{Prequel}} focusing on the character of Yassen Gregorovich. Subsequent reprints have identified it as the tenth book in the series and have the Alex Rider logo.[[/note]]
#''Never Say Die'' (2017)

Although ''Scorpia Rising'' was long intended to be the series' GrandFinale, whilst working on a book of short stories set in Alex's universe Horowitz had a change of heart and decided to revive the series with ''Never Say Die''.
24th May '17 12:36:07 PM Xtifr
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* EcoTerrorist: The terrorist organisation Force Three in ''Ark Angel''. [[spoiler:They turn out to be a subversion, as they're being bankrolled by [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Nikolei Drevin]], and their environmentalist goals are just a RedHerring to stop anyone drawing a connection between the two.]]
14th May '17 2:22:05 AM Twiddler
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* GuiltyPleasure: If you enjoyed it as a kid, possibly the disappointing movie that didn't get the [[WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids target audience.]]
14th May '17 12:53:49 AM Twiddler
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* FamilyThemeNaming: [[WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry Tom and his brother Jerry.]] Jerry didn't appreciate it.
14th May '17 12:38:15 AM Twiddler
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* GuiltyPleasure: If you enjoyed it as a kid, possibly the disappointing movie that didn't get the [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids target audience.]]

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* GuiltyPleasure: If you enjoyed it as a kid, possibly the disappointing movie that didn't get the [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids [[WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids target audience.]]
14th May '17 12:19:19 AM Twiddler
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* GroinAttack: During the attempted kidnapping in ''Ark Angel'', Alex hits Spectacles between the legs with a 10 kg oxygen cylinder.

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* GroinAttack: GroinAttack:
** Alex is implied to have done this to a bully in the past.
-->It was a short meeting but Michael Cook never bothered anyone else again. It was also noticed that, for the following week, he limped and spoke in a strangely high-pitched voice.
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During the attempted kidnapping in ''Ark Angel'', Alex hits Spectacles between the legs with a 10 kg oxygen cylinder.
19th Apr '17 7:32:07 PM foxley
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* RightUnderTheirNoses: During Snakehead, Alex is trapped on the villain's ship and, with nowhere else to hide from the guards, spends a few nerve-wracking hours hiding under [[spoiler: the villain's bed.]]

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* RightUnderTheirNoses: During Snakehead, ''Snakehead'', Alex is trapped on the villain's ship and, with nowhere else to hide from the guards, spends a few nerve-wracking hours hiding under [[spoiler: the villain's bed.]]


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* WhenTheClockStrikesTwelve: In ''Snakehead'', the planetary alignment Major Yu needs to make his fantastic scheme work happens to be occurring exactly at midnight. Therefore Alex has until midnight to stop him.
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