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8th Dec '16 4:45:43 PM Moonstreak
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** This continues into Book 8 and is a factor in [[spoiler: Artemis's heroic sacrifice.]]

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** This continues into Book 8 and is a factor in [[spoiler: Artemis's heroic sacrifice.HeroicSacrifice.]]
8th Dec '16 1:09:46 PM Malady
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** In ''The Last Guardian'', [[spoiler: when Gobdaw [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence Ascended to a Higher Plane of Existence]], causing him to GoOutWithASmile, Artemis wonders if, when he dies, will he do the same. [[DisneyDeath And then...]]]]
** In one mission, Artemis is forced to use one of Holly's lenses, giving him the appearance of mismatched eyes. In the fifth book, the team's return to Earth [[swaps one of Artemis' and Holly's' eyes with each other.]]

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** In ''The Last Guardian'', [[spoiler: when [[spoiler:when Gobdaw [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence Ascended to a Higher Plane of Existence]], causing him to GoOutWithASmile, Artemis wonders if, when he dies, will he do the same. [[DisneyDeath And then...]]]]
** In one mission, Artemis is forced to use one of Holly's lenses, giving him the appearance of mismatched eyes. In the fifth book, the team's return to Earth [[swaps [[spoiler:swaps one of Artemis' and Holly's' eyes with each other.]]


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* TooDumbToLive: In the Arctic Incident, our heroes are saved by a group of goblin gangsters pulling a KlingonPromotion, killing themselves off to become leader, ''during a combat mission''.
10th Nov '16 1:08:56 PM HighCrate
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* TheSmurfettePrinciple: [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed]] like whoa in the first book, when Holly point-blank asks Root if he's harder on her because she's a girl. He admits it, and then points out that she's the ''first'' female in Recon, and [[GirlsNeedRoleModels needs to set an example]]. It's also worth noting that the only other female up for the job Holly considers a 'bimbo' who [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections only got the position due to her relation to royalty]].

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* TheSmurfettePrinciple: [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed]] like whoa in the first book, when Holly point-blank asks Root if he's harder on her because she's a girl. He admits it, and then points out that she's the ''first'' female in Recon, and [[GirlsNeedRoleModels needs to set an example]]. It's also worth noting that the example. The only other female up for the job Holly considers a 'bimbo' who [[ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections only got the position due to her relation to royalty]].
1st Nov '16 7:24:37 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* ActuallyPrettyFunny: After Foaly shows Root a false bottom and says it's a riot at parties, Root chuckles in a rare lapse of his serious demeanor.
26th Oct '16 10:39:05 AM dlchen145
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** [[CuteBruiser Juliet]] to {{B|adass}}utler in the first book, before she TookALevelInBadass.

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** [[CuteBruiser Juliet]] to {{B|adass}}utler Butler in the first book, before she TookALevelInBadass.



* NeverASelfMadeWoman: Juliet grows up wanting nothing more than to duplicate her brother's accomplishments as a bodyguard and live up to the family name. Book 3 has her coming to terms with this attitude. Unfortunately for Juliet fans, her refusal of the bodyguard profession and conscious attempt to [[TookALevelInBadass level in Badass]] means [[LeavingYouToFindMyself joining a lucha libre troupe in Mexico and disappearing for the next three books]]. This is subverted with Opal Koboi because even though her father was successful and she entered the technology field too, he never encouraged or helped her in any way and basically wanted her to stay in the kitchen. Also, her company eventually puts his company out of business.

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* NeverASelfMadeWoman: Juliet grows up wanting nothing more than to duplicate her brother's accomplishments as a bodyguard and live up to the family name. Book 3 has her coming to terms with this attitude. Unfortunately for Juliet fans, her refusal of the bodyguard profession and conscious attempt to [[TookALevelInBadass level in Badass]] badass]] means [[LeavingYouToFindMyself joining a lucha libre troupe in Mexico and disappearing for the next three books]]. This is subverted with Opal Koboi because even though her father was successful and she entered the technology field too, he never encouraged or helped her in any way and basically wanted her to stay in the kitchen. Also, her company eventually puts his company out of business.
26th Oct '16 10:36:41 AM dlchen145
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[[caption-width-right:344:"I believe it's time to let our [[TheFairFolk diminutive friends]] know exactly [[{{Badass}} who]] [[IronicEcho they're dealing with]]." ]]

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[[caption-width-right:344:"I believe it's time to let our [[TheFairFolk diminutive friends]] know exactly [[{{Badass}} who]] who [[IronicEcho they're dealing with]]." ]]



* {{Badass}}:
** Butler can win a toe-to-toe fight with a troll.
** Holly is pretty much the LEP's best pilot ever, on top of being an athletic ActionGirl and a great markswoman.
** Juliet put a jade ring in her hair and beats people down with that, because she can just toy around with less awesome than her brother.



* FairyCompanion: Played with: Artemis facetiously refers to Holly as "my fairy friend" at one point, but she is far too {{Badass}} to fit the trope.

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* FairyCompanion: Played with: Artemis facetiously refers to Holly as "my fairy friend" at one point, but she is far too {{Badass}} badass to fit the trope.
26th Oct '16 9:36:01 AM 8BrickMario
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: In ''The Last Guardian'', [[spoiler: when Gobdaw [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence Ascended to a Higher Plane of Existence]], causing him to GoOutWithASmile, Artemis wonders if, when he dies, will he do the same. [[DisneyDeath And then...]]]]

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: {{Foreshadowing}}:
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In ''The Last Guardian'', [[spoiler: when Gobdaw [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence Ascended to a Higher Plane of Existence]], causing him to GoOutWithASmile, Artemis wonders if, when he dies, will he do the same. [[DisneyDeath And then...]]]]]]]]
** In one mission, Artemis is forced to use one of Holly's lenses, giving him the appearance of mismatched eyes. In the fifth book, the team's return to Earth [[swaps one of Artemis' and Holly's' eyes with each other.]]
28th Sep '16 11:54:50 PM 59Efra
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* BuryingASubstitute: [[spoiler:Julius Root's]] funeral in ''The Opal Deception'' is carried out with an empty casket because he was killed in a bomb blast, and there weren't any remains to be buried.
21st Jun '16 10:38:54 AM Eagal
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* ActionGirl: Holly and Juliet.

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* %%* ActionGirl: Holly and Juliet.



** FauxAffablyEvil: Turnball Root, who compliments Holly right after kidnapping her. He doesn't really care about ''anyone'' except for his human wife Leonor (and even then he kept her in thrall so that she wouldn't ever think of leaving him) and is willing to kill his own trusted lackey if needed without a hint of remorse.



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%% Artistic License - Physics has been deleted as the Neutrino rifles do not actually fire neutrinos but lasers.
%%er bullets at home?!



** There's something in every book really. The infamous Biobomb is described as firing blue light that only kills living beings, while leaving material unaffected. Even if we assume it's not really the visible light that is the damaging agent, in Opal Deception Holly uses her helmet to shield the bomb, and when it proves insufficient she engages her wings and [[OutrunTheFireball races against the rays!]] And succeeds! She'd have to be going FTL to manage this.

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** There's something in every book really. The infamous Biobomb is described as firing blue light that only kills living beings, while leaving material unaffected. Even if we assume it's not really the visible light that is the damaging agent, in Opal Deception Holly uses her helmet to shield the bomb, and when it proves insufficient she engages her wings and [[OutrunTheFireball races against the rays!]] And succeeds! She'd have to be going FTL faster than light to manage this.



* AppliedPhlebotinum

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* %%* AppliedPhlebotinum



* BadassBoast: Doubles as SugarWiki/{{Heartwarming Moment|s}}, the ending of ''Eternity Code'':
--> Together we will be unstoppable.
** From the last book, Butler: "I am Butler. Everything I say sounds tough. Now, get out of the lake, fairy."

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* BadassBoast: Doubles as SugarWiki/{{Heartwarming Moment|s}}, the ending of ''Eternity Code'':
--> Together we will be unstoppable.
BadassBoast:
** From the last book, Butler: Butler:
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"I am Butler. Everything I say sounds tough. Now, get out of the lake, fairy.""
%%** The ending of ''Eternity Code'':
%%--> Together we will be unstoppable.



* BattleButler: In its purest form, Butler.

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* BattleButler: In its purest form, Butler. Butler, who is Artemis' bodyguard on top of being his butler.



* BilingualBonus: There is a gnome named Gotter Dammerung. Götterdämmerung is a German word which has been adopted into English to refer to something with a disastrous conclusion. Can also be a case of PunnyName.
** See also MeaningfulName below.

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* BilingualBonus: There is a gnome named Gotter Dammerung. Götterdämmerung is a German word which has been adopted into English to refer to something with a disastrous conclusion. Can also be a case of PunnyName. \n** See also MeaningfulName below.



* TheCaper

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* %%* TheCaper



* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Jon Spiro.

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* %%* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Jon Spiro.



* CuteBruiser: Juliet Butler.

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* CuteBruiser: Juliet Butler.Butler, who's a small woman, but who is just as highly trained as her brother.



* DamselInDistress: Jayjay the lemur.

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* %%* DamselInDistress: Jayjay the lemur.



* EvilPoacher[=/=]EgomaniacHunter: The Extinctionists.

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* EvilPoacher[=/=]EgomaniacHunter: EvilPoacher: The Extinctionists.



* {{Fartillery}}: Never stand directly behind a dwarf. Trust us on this one.



* {{Fartillery}}: Never stand directly behind a dwarf. Trust us on this one.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Turnball Root, who compliments Holly right after kidnapping her. He doesn't really care about ''anyone'' except for his human wife Leonor (and even then he kept her in thrall so that she wouldn't ever think of leaving him) and is willing to kill his own trusted lackey if needed without a hint of remorse.



* FiveManBand:
** TheLeader: Artemis Fowl is Type 1 "Mastermind".
** TheLancer: Holly Short - a heroic ActionGirl fairy is a perfect contrast to the AntiHero human ChessMaster.
** TheBigGuy: Butler, the big and scary BattleButler with a dozen weapons somewhere on his person.
*** Mulch may also count, only he takes obstacles out not with his muscles but with his... [[{{Gasshole}} uh]]... yeah.
** TheSmartGuy: Foaly, who singlehandedly invented all of LEP recon's technology.
** TheChick: Juliet; though also an ActionGirl, she's girlier than Holly.



* GadgeteerGenius: Foaly.

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* %%* GadgeteerGenius: Foaly.



* HopeSpot: A ''crushing'' one near the end of ''The Last Guardian'', [[spoiler: when Artemis tries to escape the Berserker Gate before it activates and kills him. He manages to jump out of the crater and begins to pass through the magical barrier. Holly is holding his hand, pulling him through, and Artemis thinks that a new life is ahead of him as an ambassador between humans and the People. And then the Gate kicks in and Artemis is dragged back in the crater. Butler doesn't make it to pull him out. Of course, it was only a DisneyDeath, but still...]]

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* HopeSpot: A ''crushing'' one near Near the end of ''The Last Guardian'', [[spoiler: when Artemis tries to escape the Berserker Gate before it activates and kills him. He manages to jump out of the crater and begins to pass through the magical barrier. Holly is holding his hand, pulling him through, and Artemis thinks that a new life is ahead of him as an ambassador between humans and the People. And then the Gate kicks in and Artemis is dragged back in the crater. Butler doesn't make it to pull him out. Of course, it was only a DisneyDeath, but still...]]



* InsufferableGenius: Artemis, Foaly.
* InternalAffairs: Ark Sool.

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* %%* InsufferableGenius: Artemis, Foaly.
* %%* InternalAffairs: Ark Sool.



* IWantThemAlive: Spiro and Opal.

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* %%* IWantThemAlive: Spiro and Opal.



* NeverHurtAnInnocent

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* %%* NeverHurtAnInnocent



* OurFairiesAreDifferent

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* %%* OurFairiesAreDifferent



* [[PetTheDog Pet The Endangered Lemur]]: Artemis has mellowed some since book 1.

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* [[PetTheDog Pet The Endangered Lemur]]: %%* PetTheDog: Artemis has mellowed some since book 1.



* RivalScienceTeams: Foaly and Opal.

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* %%* RivalScienceTeams: Foaly and Opal.



* RuleOfCool

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* %%* RuleOfCool



* RunningOnAllFours: Goblins.

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* %%* RunningOnAllFours: Goblins.



* [[ShinyNewAustralia Shiny New Barbados]]: What Opal promises her henchmen in ''The Opal Deception''.

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* [[ShinyNewAustralia Shiny New Barbados]]: What ShinyNewAustralia: Opal promises her henchmen Barbados in ''The Opal Deception''.



* SmugSnake: Jon Spiro.

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* %%* SmugSnake: Jon Spiro.



* TooCleverByHalf: Artemis.

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* %%* TooCleverByHalf: Artemis.



* TunnelKing: Mulch Diggums

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* %%* TunnelKing: Mulch Diggums



* [[WiseBeyondTheirYears Wise Beyond His Years]]: Artemis.

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* [[WiseBeyondTheirYears Wise Beyond His Years]]: %%* WiseBeyondTheirYears: Artemis.
15th Jun '16 10:38:37 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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** The smuggler's box in Opal's stealth shuttle and her jar of truffles in ''The Opal Deception''.
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