History Literature / AlexVerus

2nd Jan '17 1:26:05 AM SeptimusHeap
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-->'''Alex:''' [[FreudWasRight Itís okay. It happens to a lot of guys.]]

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-->'''Alex:''' [[FreudWasRight Itís okay. It happens to a lot of guys.]]
1st Jan '17 4:18:45 PM Zephronias
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** Alex himself doesn't escape this. Is it any wonder that a character who can unerringly see the future ([[OnlySaneMan as well as being one of the few mages with his head on his shoulders instead of up his arse]]) has the name Verus -- the Latin word for truth?
16th Dec '16 10:00:21 PM Sabo88
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* HateSink: There is absolutely no redeeming quality to Levistus and he represents just about everything Alex means when he says something negative against the council. In ''Veiled'' we see more of his mindset which [[spoiler: combined with what he did to Leo]] only makes him even more of a disgusting excuse for a human being.
16th Dec '16 9:57:03 PM Sabo88
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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:''Veiled''. Alex is now a full Keeper auxiliary and White Rose is destroyed, but the latter has put Alex irrevocably on Levistus' shit list and helped Richard advance his plan. Also, demand for what White Rose was offering is still there and someone might take up their niche in the future.]]
31st Aug '16 11:22:52 AM mdwall
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* AwesomeYetImpractical: In ''Veiled,'' Alex notes that, up until the 16th century, many mages created towers as their headquarters and saw them as a status symbol. Then cannons came along and they discovered that those two don't mix very well.



* BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy: The Great Fire of London is rumored to have been engineered for the purpose of destroying the series of spires near St. Paul's Cathedral that served as the old HQ for the Light Mages in Britain.



** Luna has shades of this once her personality is flushed out beyond having a curse. She's not cruel or mean-spirited but she'll call you an idiot for not playing a board game correctly.

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** Luna has shades of this this, once her personality is flushed out beyond having a curse. She's not cruel or mean-spirited but she'll call you an idiot for not playing a board game correctly.


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* LostTechnology: In the "Ask Luna" blog, Luna notes that most of the wonders that mages created in past ages was made possible due to the slave labor of magical creatures that are now all-but extinct and gateways to another world call Alata that are now closed.


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* MayDecemberRomance: One of the reasons that Alex is hesitant to be more than friends with Anne is that he's eight years her senior. [[spoiler: Dark!Anne tells him that he's kidding himself if he thinks she cares about that at all.]]
28th Jul '16 9:05:45 AM mdwall
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* All-LovingHero: Anne.


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** Luna from ''Taken'' onwards has this as her trademark.


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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Luna is much more demure in the early novels, her DeadpanSnarker and JerkWithAHeartOfGold tendencies don't really show up until the third book. Possibly justified in that she was still dealing with being [[spoiler: unable to control her curse]] up until that point.


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* GoldDigger: According to the "Ask Luna" FAQ, many enchantment mages (even the Light ones) make a living this way.
* GreatOffscreenWar: The Dark War happened several thousand years ago and was a conflict between the Light and Dark mages.
* The "Ask Luna" FAQ has revealed that there was also a conflict called the Coldbringer War that occurred in the 1960's which was some type of conflict involving the mage councils of several different nations. Luna doesn't know what happened, and her attempts to find out by asking people who would have been alive at the time have so far been rebuffed.


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** Luna has shades of this once her personality is flushed out beyond having a curse. She's not cruel or mean-spirited but she'll call you an idiot for not playing a board game correctly.


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* ReligiousBruiser: According to the "Ask Luna" section of the series website, Anne is a Christian and Vari is a Sikh.
28th Jun '16 1:15:51 PM Someoneman
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* CombatPragmatist: Alex uses whatever is on-hand to fight, and states outright in the second book that killing people is often safer than trying to disable them. [[spoiler:The one person he does spare in the assault on the keep nearly kills him later in the assault]]. A particularly impressive example happens early in the second book: He finds some mercenary wiring an AP mine, waits until the trip wire is set and [[CrowningMomentofAwesome throws a wrench into it while the mercenary is still right next to it]].

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* CombatPragmatist: Alex uses whatever is on-hand to fight, and states outright in the second book that killing people is often safer than trying to disable them. [[spoiler:The one person he does spare in the assault on the keep nearly kills him later in the assault]]. A particularly impressive example happens early in the second book: He finds some mercenary wiring an AP mine, waits until the trip wire is set and [[CrowningMomentofAwesome throws a wrench into it while the mercenary is still right next to it]].it.
6th May '16 1:28:04 AM Bosco13
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* TheRedMage: "Hybrid" mages can have some abilities and spells from one discipline and some from another

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* TheRedMage: "Hybrid" mages can have some abilities and spells from one discipline and some from anotheranother.
6th May '16 1:10:56 AM Bosco13
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* DesignatedGirlFight: The first book has a bizarre one between two air elementals.



* DesignatedGirlFight: The first book has a bizarre one between two air elementals.
6th May '16 1:10:21 AM Bosco13
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* Flight: [[BlowYouAway Air Mages]] and some [[ShockAndAwe lightning mages]] can do this.

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* Flight: {{Flight}}: [[BlowYouAway Air Mages]] and some [[ShockAndAwe lightning mages]] can do this.


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* DesignatedGirlFight: The first book has a bizarre one between two air elementals.
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