History Literature / AlexVerus

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.
6th May '16 1:08:35 AM Bosco13
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* Flight: [[BlowYouAway Air Mages]] and some [[ShockAndAwe lightning mages]] can do this.


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* TheRedMage: "Hybrid" mages can have some abilities and spells from one discipline and some from another
6th May '16 1:04:59 AM Bosco13
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* ComboPlatterPowers: A mage tends to only be able to do one type of magic but elementals tend to get a few StockSuperpowers like creating [[BarrierWarrior forcfields]] or [[ThinkingUpPortals portals]] on top of their element.


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* ElementalPowers: Elementals are the most common type of mage with [[PlayingWithFire fire mages]] being the most common sub-type.
6th May '16 1:00:21 AM Bosco13
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* OnePersonOnePower: Adepts are low-level mages who can cast only one spell each.


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* ThinkingUpPortals: A lot of mages do this, the Encyclopedia Arcana compares it to a mage equivalent to a driving test.
21st Apr '16 7:58:41 PM finiteHP
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Seven ooks have been released in the series so far. An eighth is planned, but as yet unscheduled and untitled.

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Seven ooks books have been released in the series so far. An eighth is planned, but as yet unscheduled and untitled.



* OurDragonsAreDifferent: They give out vague hints and prophecies. Shireen gave one such prophecy to Alex in ''Fated'', Alex got such vague help during ''Cursed'' and Variam got one regarding [[spoiler:Anne]] that had and still has him all kinds of worried. In ''Burned'' it is revealed why this is. [[spoiler:Dragons perceive all points of time at once. They don't predict what ''might'' happen, they state what ''is'' happening]]

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* OurDragonsAreDifferent: They give out vague hints and prophecies. Shireen gave one such prophecy to Alex in ''Fated'', Alex got such vague help during ''Cursed'' and Variam got one regarding [[spoiler:Anne]] that had and still has him all kinds of worried. In ''Burned'' it is revealed why this is. [[spoiler:Dragons perceive all points of time at once. They don't predict what ''might'' happen, they state what ''is'' happening]]happening.]]
21st Apr '16 7:55:40 PM finiteHP
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Six books have been released in the series so far, with the author and publisher working to get the seventh out, scheduled for April 2016. An eighth is planned, but as yet unscheduled and untitled.

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Six books Seven ooks have been released in the series so far, with the author and publisher working to get the seventh out, scheduled for April 2016.far. An eighth is planned, but as yet unscheduled and untitled.



* OurDragonsAreDifferent: They give out vague hints and prophecies. Shireen gave one such prophecy to Alex in ''Fated'', Alex got such vague help during ''Cursed'' and Variam got one regarding [[spoiler:Anne]] that had and still has him all kinds of worried.

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* OurDragonsAreDifferent: They give out vague hints and prophecies. Shireen gave one such prophecy to Alex in ''Fated'', Alex got such vague help during ''Cursed'' and Variam got one regarding [[spoiler:Anne]] that had and still has him all kinds of worried. In ''Burned'' it is revealed why this is. [[spoiler:Dragons perceive all points of time at once. They don't predict what ''might'' happen, they state what ''is'' happening]]



* SlidingScaleOfFreeWillVsFate: Appears to fall in the "Prophecies Are Predictions" category; Alex can only see the future in terms of probability, and he has trouble seeing past a decision that somebody has not already made. Of course, this only applies to human magic: The existence of the [[OurDragonsAreDifferent dragon prophecy]] might push the setting towards the "Fate" end.

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* SlidingScaleOfFreeWillVsFate: Appears to fall in the "Prophecies Are Predictions" category; Alex can only see the future in terms of probability, and he has trouble seeing past a decision that somebody has not already made. Of course, this only applies to human magic: The existence of the [[OurDragonsAreDifferent dragon prophecy]] might push pushes the setting towards the "Fate" end.end.
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