History Literature / ArtemisFowl

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* LizardFolk: All of the Fairies, being the result of millions of years of evolution upon pterosaurs that survived the Cretaceous extinction event. However, it isn't immediately obvious as some form of convergent evolution has taken place causing most of the People to resemble variations on mammalian primate hominids. The two major exceptions to this are the goblins (who retain the scales) and the sprites (who retain their ancestral wings).
15th Mar '17 3:10:47 PM Zeta
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* TheFairFolk: "The People": Arrogant, and annoyed with the Mud People, yes.

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* TheFairFolk: "The People": Arrogant, and annoyed with the Mud People, yes. Interestingly, all of the fairies share a common ancestor: [[PteroSoarer pterosaurs]].



* WingedHumanoid: played with - except for sprites, fairies' "wings" are actually jetpacks.

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* WingedHumanoid: played Played with - except for sprites, fairies' "wings" are actually jetpacks.jetpacks. It is stated that at one point all of the Peoples had wings owing to their [[PteroSoarer ancestral pterosaur linage]], but adaptation to terrestrial and subterranean lifestyles caused them to atrophy in all but the sprites. Their ancestral flight instinct still makes them better at using jetpack and gliding devices than humans, though.
25th Feb '17 5:23:19 AM morenohijazo
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* CrooksAreBetterArmed: The B'wa Kell uprising in ''The Arctic Incident''. The conspirators backing the uprising arm the B'wa Kell Triad with highly dangerous softnose lasers, and sabotage the Lower Elements Police's neutrino weapons, leaving the LEP only a handful of obsolete electric stun rifles to defend themselves with.
** The modified softnoses aren't supposedly that reliable against misfires or self-destruction (a significant factor in real life equipment selection), and a good part of their danger comes from the vast amount of unintentional damage they can do in a high-tech underground complex. Standard LEP weaponry is technically superior in almost all respects; the conspirators were depending heavily not just on surprise, comprehensive sabotage and overwhelming numbers, but on the uprising's ''failure''.
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.]]
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