History Literature / CaptivePrince

22nd Sep '16 11:31:14 PM patstvtropes
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* UnreliableNarrator: Damen [[spoiler:at first, blinded by prejudice. But he improves, most notably when he gets to know the Laurent behind the cast iron bitch front. Though still unreliable at some points because he is too noble to perceive actions that go against his principles, and is too blind to see what is right in front of him, as Laurent said.]]

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* UnreliableNarrator: Damen [[spoiler:at first, blinded by prejudice. But he improves, most notably when he gets to know the Laurent behind the cast iron bitch front. Though still unreliable at some points because he is too noble to perceive actions that go against his principles, and is too blind to see what is right in front of him, as Laurent said.had said in the second book.]]
22nd Sep '16 11:26:15 PM patstvtropes
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* UnreliableNarrator: Damen [[spoiler:at first, blinded by prejudice. But he improves, most notably when he gets to know the Laurent behind the cast iron bitch front. Though still unreliable at some point because he is too noble to perceive actions that go against his principles, and is too blind to see what is right in front of him, as Laurent said.]]

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* UnreliableNarrator: Damen [[spoiler:at first, blinded by prejudice. But he improves, most notably when he gets to know the Laurent behind the cast iron bitch front. Though still unreliable at some point points because he is too noble to perceive actions that go against his principles, and is too blind to see what is right in front of him, as Laurent said.]]
22nd Sep '16 10:53:17 PM patstvtropes
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* UnreliableNarrator: Damen [[spoiler:at first, but he improves, most notably when he gets to know the Laurent behind the cast iron bitch front. Though still unreliable at some point because he is too noble to perceive actions that go against his principles, and is too blind to see what is right in front of him, as Laurent said.]]

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* UnreliableNarrator: Damen [[spoiler:at first, but blinded by prejudice. But he improves, most notably when he gets to know the Laurent behind the cast iron bitch front. Though still unreliable at some point because he is too noble to perceive actions that go against his principles, and is too blind to see what is right in front of him, as Laurent said.]]
22nd Sep '16 10:50:48 PM patstvtropes
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* UnreliableNarrator: Damen at first, [[spoiler:but he improves, most notably when he gets to know Laurent more.]]

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* UnreliableNarrator: Damen at [[spoiler:at first, [[spoiler:but but he improves, most notably when he gets to know the Laurent more.behind the cast iron bitch front. Though still unreliable at some point because he is too noble to perceive actions that go against his principles, and is too blind to see what is right in front of him, as Laurent said.]]
21st Sep '16 9:44:54 PM patstvtropes
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* UnreliableNarrator: Damen at first, but he improves.

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* UnreliableNarrator: Damen at first, but [[spoiler:but he improves.improves, most notably when he gets to know Laurent more.]]
21st Sep '16 9:41:32 PM patstvtropes
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* UnreliableNarrator: Damen at first, but he improves.
11th Jul '16 11:02:58 AM IniuriaTalis
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* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: The Regent. [[spoiler:Because the alternative is to call him his real name, ''Laurent''.]]

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* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: The Regent. [[spoiler:Because the alternative is to call him his real name, ''Laurent''.]]
1st Jun '16 10:50:29 PM dellyskoll
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* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Damianos, most obviously, as the rightful King of Akielos. Too bad he spends most of the trilogy ''not'' being the King of Akielos.



* BattleCouple: Damen and Laurent.



* BrokenBird: Laurent, although he refuses to show it.



* ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler:The earring that Laurent wins from Nicaise in a petty bet comes in use again when Laurent disguises himself as a prostitute.]]



* DisguisedInDrag: [[spoiler:Laurent disguises himself as Jokaste so that he and Damen can get past a patrol of Kastor-aligned soldiers. The leader of the soldiers in question is thoroughly convinced, and even [[AttractiveBentGender comments on "Jokaste"'s beauty]].

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* DisguisedInDrag: [[spoiler:Laurent disguises himself as Jokaste so that he and Damen can get past a patrol of Kastor-aligned soldiers. The leader of the soldiers in question is thoroughly convinced, and even [[AttractiveBentGender comments on "Jokaste"'s beauty]].]]



* KingIncognito: What Damen tries to do as a slave [[spoiler:but fails. He never had a chance from the beginning.]] But there are plenty of other smaller stints where both Damen and Laurent do this.



* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: Naturally, with Damen and Laurent as protagonists, but other characters as well, as the books' plot ties very intricately with royalty and the nobility.



* SpoiledBrat: Laurent certainly comes off this way at first.

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* SomedayThisWillComeInHandy: Laurent, consistently. [[spoiler:The most obvious being his conversations in Akielon with Damen, which comes in handy very quickly when he throws his lot in with the Akielons.]]
* SpoiledBrat: Laurent certainly comes off this way at first. The pets in Vere are also cherished for acting in this manner.
1st Jun '16 10:29:41 PM dellyskoll
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* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: Red for Akielons, and blue for Veretians. [[spoiler:The lines start blurring especially as the Regent makes moves to take Akielos' throne for himself.]]



* DisguisedInDrag: [[spoiler:Laurent disguises himself as Jokaste so that he and Damen can get past a patrol of Kastor-aligned soldiers. The leader of the soldiers in question is thoroughly convinced, and even [[AttractiveBentGender comments on "Jokaste"'s beauty]].



* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: The Regent. [[spoiler:Because the alternative is to call him his real name, 'Laurent'.]]

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* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: The Regent. [[spoiler:Because the alternative is to call him his real name, 'Laurent'.''Laurent''.]]



* GreenEyedMonster: Kastor for all that Damianos had on virtue of his birth.



* HasAType: Damen prefers blonde hair and blue eyes, and he's a sucker for an IceQueen.

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* HasAType: Damen prefers blonde hair and blue eyes, and he's a sucker for an IceQueen. Nikandros call hims out on it extensively.
* [[HugeGuyTinyGirl Huge Guy, Tiny Guy]]: Damianos and Laurent. On a comment from Damianos that his borrowed armor is too small, Laurent suggests that he borrows the armor of a warhorse instead.


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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Laurent, although it comes up very rarely and disappears just as fast. [[spoiler:Despite their temperamental relationship, he has a particular soft spot for Nicaise and all other slaves.]]


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* MasterSwordsman: It's probably easier to say who in the cast ''isn't''. Damen is of particular note, and so is [[spoiler:Laurent, although he hides this as much as he can.]]


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* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: The whole culture of Akielos can be summed up into this. Damen starts as this, but changes following his interactions with Laurent and the Veretian court.


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* ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks: Damen in one fight, which only works out of luck and because Damen is a canonical [[OneManArmy monster of a soldier]].
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: [[spoiler:The Regent, especially in comparison to his cold, difficult nephew.]]
1st Jun '16 10:04:46 PM dellyskoll
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* AristocratsAreEvil: The most obvious being the Regent.



* DumbMuscle: What Laurent frequently accuses Damen of being, and the common Veretian idea of Akielons.



* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: The Regent. [[spoiler:Because the alternative is to call him his real name, 'Laurent'.]]



* PrettyBoy: Everyone and their cousins appreciates Laurent's pretty boy looks, with varying degrees of vulgarity. Damen refuse let the readers forget how blonde Laurent is, and how nice his facial and body structure is, and how fine his skin is, and etc., long before he even ''starts'' to warm up to Laurent.

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* OneManArmy: Damianos, [[spoiler: if the battle of Charcy in the third book is any indication.]]
* OneSteveLimit: Played straight with all the different exotic Veretian and Akielon names until it is isn't. [[spoiler:The Regent's real name is Laurent as well.]]
* PrettyBoy: Everyone and their cousins appreciates appreciate Laurent's pretty boy looks, with varying degrees of vulgarity. Damen refuse refuses to let the readers forget how blonde Laurent is, and how nice his facial and body structure is, and how fine his skin is, and etc., long before he even ''starts'' to warm up to Laurent.


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* TheReveal: Plenty in the third book, and many that might have been obvious to the audience but isn't to the narrator, Damen, in line with his inability to perceive deceptions and double-meanings.
** [[spoiler:Laurent knew that Damen was Damianos as soon as he was brought to him as a slave.]]
** [[spoiler:The Regent invokes this trope by casually mentioning his rape of Laurent to goad Damen into attacking him.]]
** [[spoiler:The true extent of the Regent's plots are all revealed in what is supposed to be Laurent's trial.]]


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* [[WhenSheSmiles When He Smiles]]: Laurent, [[DefrostingIceQueen naturally]].
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