History Literature / ArtemisFowl

14th Apr '18 10:08:57 AM wingedcatgirl
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* ButHeSoundsHandsome: ''The Opal Deception'' is presented in the prologue as documents found on a fairy blog believed but not proven to be run by Foaly. The opening commentary in those documents claims that Foaly is the real hero of the story.



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%%* CameraSpoofing: In ''The Eternity Code'', [[spoiler:Foaly spawns holographs to make it seem like all the guards were knocked out from sleeping gas, and Artemis is there against his will. There were only two guards, and the holographs and Artemis don't show up on the camera. At all.]]

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* CameraSpoofing: One of Foaly's favorite tricks. He sends Artemis a loop in the first book -- he's only fooled for a few minutes, but quite a lot happens during those minutes. In ''The Eternity ''Eternity Code'', [[spoiler:Foaly spawns holographs to make it seem like all the guards were knocked out from sleeping gas, and he gives Artemis is there against his will. There were only two guards, a device that will wipe their team from Spiro's monitors, as long as they keep moving, and hacks Phonetix's cameras as part of the holographs and Artemis don't show up on the camera. At all.]]plot to trap Spiro into trying to rob them.
14th Apr '18 9:41:13 AM wingedcatgirl
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** All demons (with the exception of the warlocks) are primitive, bloodthirsty human-hating, but it's unclear whether this is innate or the result of generations of fear-conditioning by leaders like Leon Abbot.

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** All demons (with the exception of the warlocks) are primitive, bloodthirsty human-hating, but it's unclear whether this is innate or the result of generations of fear-conditioning by leaders like Leon Abbot. [[SubvertedTrope Book 6 suggests the latter, as they're mentioned to be re-integrating into fairy society]]. With some difficulty, admittedly, but nothing insurmountable.
14th Apr '18 9:29:38 AM wingedcatgirl
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* MustBeInvited: Any species capable of magic. Forcing your way in without an invitation is a good way to loose [[VomitIndiscretionShot the entire contents of your stomach]], and repeat offenses cause loss of spellcasting. This is actually a weaker version of the original spell; once upon a time it would strike the victim instantly dead.

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* MustBeInvited: Any species capable of magic. Forcing your way in without an invitation is a good way to loose lose [[VomitIndiscretionShot the entire contents of your stomach]], and repeat offenses cause loss of spellcasting. This is actually a weaker version of the original spell; once upon a time it would strike the victim instantly dead. [[spoiler:No. 1 removes this spell in book 6 -- though the Council had to approve of it first.]]
14th Apr '18 3:19:59 AM Malloon
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* TranslatorMicrobes: Fairies are able to converse in all languages, including dolphin and dog. This is explained as being partly [[AWizardDidIt one of the benefits of fairy magic]], and partly because fairies were the first creatures to develop language, and all other languages are at least partly based on Gnommish as a result.

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*TrainEscape: ''The Arctic Incident'' has a version of type 2. Flying goblins with artificial wings and laser cannons have trapped Butler and Root in a snow cave beneath an avalanch set off by their blasts, so Holly and Artemis divise a plan to get them out by boarding a passing radioactive train and attatching a rope fastened to Root's [[ArtificialGravity anti-grav]] belt to it. They board the train and Artemis has to get on the roof, make a hole with some acid, and open the door from the inside to let Holly in. The only reason this works is because the goblins assume the radiation will kill them anyway and are afraid shooting the train [[ArtisticLicenseNuclearPhysics will blow it to smithereens]], and them with it. And then then aforementioned KlingonPromotion.
* TranslatorMicrobes: Fairies are able to converse in all languages, including dolphin and dog. This is explained as being partly [[AWizardDidIt one of the benefits of fairy magic]], and partly because fairies were the first creatures to develop language, and all other languages are at öat least partly based on Gnommish as a result.
7th Apr '18 10:35:48 AM wingedcatgirl
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* DumbassHasAPoint: After Spiro finally convinces Artemis to unlock the C-Cube, his two DumbMuscle bodyguards suggest using it to [[spoiler:break into Phonetix and steal their secret plans]]. As he points out, an idea that good is unusual for them. [[spoiler:And indeed it was never their idea at all, but Artemis's, planted via Holly's ''mesmer'']].
7th Apr '18 10:28:00 AM wingedcatgirl
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* GladYouThoughtOfIt: Indirectly in ''Eternity Code'' -- Artemis's [[ThePlan Plan]] requires Spiro to try [[spoiler:using the C-Cube to break into Phonetix]], but of course Spiro will never do that if Artemis suggests it, so he has Holly ''mesmerize'' ThoseTwoBadGuys into suggesting it at the critical moment.
31st Mar '18 1:34:42 PM costanton11
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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Jon Spiro seems like an unflattering reference to Creator/DonaldTrump.

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Jon Spiro seems like an unflattering reference to Creator/DonaldTrump.UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump.
31st Mar '18 3:19:34 AM mhjkghjmyghbh
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31st Mar '18 3:06:00 AM MacronNotes
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* CantTakeAnythingWithYou: In order to simplify things in the timestream, N[[superscript:o]]1 insists that Holly and Artemis strip before he sends them back in time, much to their chagrin. They bargain him down to just underwear. It's [[{{understatement}} just a little]] embarrassing for them.

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* CantTakeAnythingWithYou: In order to simplify things in the timestream, N[[superscript:o]]1 insists that Holly and Artemis strip before he sends them back in time, much to their chagrin. They bargain him down to just underwear. It's [[{{understatement}} just a little]] little embarrassing for them.



** Artemis's plan to steal a paitning from a high-security bank in the beginning of the fourth book.

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** Artemis's plan to steal a paitning painting from a high-security bank in the beginning of the fourth book.
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