History Literature / ChildrenOfTheRedKing

11th Mar '17 7:43:46 PM Chericola
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** Tancred and Emma could count as well, as [[spoiler: at the end of the final book they have acknowledged their feelings for one another and are pursuing a relationship of some sort]].

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** Tancred and Emma could count as well, as [[spoiler: at the end of the final book they have acknowledged their feelings for one another and are pursuing a relationship of some sort]].



* ThePowerOfLove: It's Amy's remembering Lyell that keeps him alive during his trance, and she does this because she loves him. When she starts to forget him, Lyell begins to fade away.

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* %%* ThePowerOfLove: It's Amy's remembering Lyell that keeps him alive during his trance, and she does this because she loves him. When she starts to forget him, Lyell begins to fade away.



** [[spoiler: It turns out that Lyell Bone is the true heir to Maybelle's will, and thus the Bloor's immense fortune.]]

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** [[spoiler: It turns out that Lyell Bone is the true heir to Maybelle's will, and thus heir to the Bloor's immense fortune.]]



* ShipTease: Emma and Charlie, until it is revealed that [[spoiler: Emma has a crush on Tancred]]. Olivia and Charlie would probably qualify too.

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* ShipTease: Emma and Charlie, until it is revealed that [[spoiler: Emma has a crush on Tancred]]. Olivia and Charlie would probably qualify too.



* TroublingUnchildlikeBehaviour: Most of the evil endowed exhibit this. Particularly Manfred, who crushed his own mother's hand and used his endowment to render a grown man utterly helpless, all when he was just thirteen and nine years old respectively. Also the Branko twins.

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* TroublingUnchildlikeBehaviour: Most of the evil endowed exhibit this. Particularly Manfred, who crushed his own mother's hand and used his endowment to render a grown man utterly helpless, all when he was just thirteen and nine years old respectively. Also the Branko twins.



* UnfazedEveryman: Benjamin, Fidelio, and Olivia. [[spoiler:Until Olivia turns out to be endowed in the fourth book]].

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* UnfazedEveryman: Benjamin, Fidelio, and Olivia. [[spoiler:Until Olivia [[spoiler: until she turns out to be endowed in the fourth book]].
12th Jan '17 10:49:16 PM Chericola
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** In ''Blue Boa'' Charlie becomes a pariah within the school for one day because of Skarpo's causing mayhem with his magic, as everyone knows that it was Charlie who released him out of his painting. A similar incident happens in the fifth book, with most students in the school becoming angry with Charlie because he managed to return his friends' pets and not anyone else's, and won't reveal where the rest of the animals are.


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** Emma Tolly also chooses to return to Bloor's Academy after her hypnotic trance is broken, for exactly the same reason as Charlie.
12th Jan '17 10:24:43 PM Chericola
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%%* IntergenerationalFriendship

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%%* IntergenerationalFriendship* IntergenerationalFriendship: Most of the good children are close friends with the Onimouses and Treasure/Cook, who are all middle-aged adults. Other notable friendships include that of Charlie and Paton, who become very close by the end of the series, and also Lyell and Bartholomew Bloor, who is old enough to be Lyell's grandfather.



** His ancestor Cafal had the same gift.



%%* {{Jerkass}}

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%%* {{Jerkass}}* {{Jerkass}}: All of the evil endowed and adults are this.



%%* KidDetective: Charlie and his friends spend most of their time in and out of Bloors solving mysteries.



* MindOverMatter: Zelda Dobinski, Beth Strong, and Idith and Inez Branko.

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* MindOverMatter: Zelda Dobinski, Beth Strong, and Idith and Inez Branko.Branko have the power of telekinesis. They use this power against the heroes many times in the series.
25th Dec '16 3:08:17 AM Chericola
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%%* IntergenerationalFriendship



%%* MissingMom:

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%%* * MissingMom: Dagbert Endless' mother is never seen and is only mentioned once in the series. It's revealed in the DramatisPersonae that she was killed by a fishing net when Dagbert was five years old.


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* NeverFoundTheBody: In ''Midnight for Charlie Bone'' Paton mentions to Charlie that Lyell's body was never found in the car wreckage after the accident that supposedly killed him.
25th Dec '16 3:02:58 AM Chericola
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%%* DarkSecret



%%* DisproportionateRetribution
%%* DistressBall



%%* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything



%%* MissingMom:



%%* NoSenseOfHumor

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%%* NoSenseOfHumor* NoSenseOfHumor: Grandma Bone.



* PapaWolf: Do not kill [[spoiler:Yolanda Yewbeam]] or [[spoiler:Tancred Torsson]]. Their fathers will be ''pissed''.

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* PapaWolf: Do not kill [[spoiler:Yolanda [[spoiler: Yolanda Yewbeam]] or [[spoiler:Tancred Torsson]]. Their fathers will be ''pissed''.



** Naren Bloor's biological parents died in a flood when Naren was only four years old. She was later adopted by Bartholomew and Meng, who took her back to the Red King's city.



%%* TroublingUnchildlikeBehaviour

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%%* TroublingUnchildlikeBehaviour* TroublingUnchildlikeBehaviour: Most of the evil endowed exhibit this. Particularly Manfred, who crushed his own mother's hand and used his endowment to render a grown man utterly helpless, all when he was just thirteen and nine years old respectively. Also the Branko twins.



%%* YouCouldHaveUsedYourPowersForEvil: Grizelda Bone complains that Charlie and Lyell refuse to 'toe the line' and side with the Bloors in the ongoing fight between the descendants of the Red King.


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%%* * YouCouldHaveUsedYourPowersForEvil: Grizelda Bone often complains that Charlie and Lyell refuse to 'toe the line' and side with the Bloors in the ongoing fight between the descendants of the Red King.

6th Dec '16 5:24:24 AM Chericola
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* WhyDontYouJustShootHim: [[spoiler: It would've been much easier for the Bloors if they'd just killed Lyell in that car accident in 1994. The only reason they didn't was because Grizelda insisted on sparing him, and they also wanted to find out from him the location of the pearl-inlaid box that contains Maybelle's will. However, this is subverted in the fifth book, when Harken (with the Bloors' and Yewbeams' full knowledge) makes Amy forget Lyell to stop him waking up from his trance, as it's heavily implied, if not stated outright, that Lyell will ''die'' if Amy forgets him completely. Then in the last three books the Bloors resort to drowning him before he remembers where he put the pearl-inlaid box.]]
%%* YouCouldHaveUsedYourPowersForEvil: Grizelda Bone complains to Paton about Charlie and Lyell's refusal to side with the Bloors.

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* WhyDontYouJustShootHim: [[spoiler: It would've been much easier for the Bloors if they'd just killed Lyell in that car accident in 1994. The only reason they didn't was because Grizelda insisted on sparing him, and they also wanted to find out from him the location of the pearl-inlaid box that contains Maybelle's will. However, this is subverted in the fifth book, when Harken (with the Bloors' and Yewbeams' full knowledge) makes Amy forget Lyell to stop him waking up from his trance, as it's heavily implied, if not stated outright, that Lyell will ''die'' if Amy forgets him completely. Then in the last three books the Bloors resort to drowning trying to drown him before he remembers where he put the pearl-inlaid box.]]
%%* YouCouldHaveUsedYourPowersForEvil: Grizelda Bone complains to Paton about that Charlie and Lyell's refusal Lyell refuse to 'toe the line' and side with the Bloors.
Bloors in the ongoing fight between the descendants of the Red King.

6th Dec '16 5:19:24 AM Chericola
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%%* ChronicHeroSyndrome

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%%* ChronicHeroSyndrome* ChronicHeroSyndrome: Both Charlie and his father have this to some degree. Both can't stand by and do nothing when they see someone who needs their help. Timoken (aka The Red King) is the same, shown when he rescues Beri, Edern, Gereint, Peredur, Mabon and others from slavers in ''The Secret Kingdom''. He also rode around the countryside as a knight defending his people after the grieving period for his wife was over.



* CorruptTheCutie: In the third book, Yolanda does this to Dorcas Loom, to turn her to the side of the bad endowed. Olivia also has this done to her in the final book by Titania Tilpin, after the Bloors discover her illusionist powers. She gets better eventually.
%%* ColdBloodedTorture

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* CorruptTheCutie: In the third book, Yolanda does this to Dorcas Loom, to turn her to the side of the bad endowed. Olivia also has this done to her in the final book by Titania Tilpin, after the Bloors discover her illusionist powers. She gets better eventually.eventually, with a lot of help from Emma and Alice Angel.
%%* ColdBloodedTorture* ColdBloodedTorture: Yorath Yewbeam's feeding on Paton in ''Blue Boa''.
6th Dec '16 5:11:14 AM Chericola
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%%* TheDreaded

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%%* TheDreaded* TheDreaded: Count Harken Badlock has been this for many centuries, so much so that sorcerers like Skarpo refuse to even utter his name.
* DuelToTheDeath: The fight between the red knight and the green at the end of ''Charlie Bone and the Red Knight'' is this. Only one is expected to come out of it alive. [[spoiler: Luckily, it's the Red Knight who lives and Harken who dies, though Harken does come close to finishing the Red Knight off beforehand.]]



* EvilMatriarch: Grandma Bone.

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* EvilMatriarch: Grandma Bone.Bone, though she's not really evil, but just mean and grumpy.



* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler:Norton Cross]]. Dorcas Loom, to an extent. Previously she was neutral, and even hinted to be a good person. It wasn't until Yolanda came around that she became bad.

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* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler:Norton [[spoiler: Norton Cross]]. Dorcas Loom, to an extent. Previously she was neutral, and even hinted to be a good person. It wasn't until Yolanda came around that she became bad.



%%* FantasticRacism

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%%* FantasticRacism* FantasticRacism: The Yewbeams look down upon Charlie's mother and maternal grandmother because they're unendowed and without any impressive lineage. [[spoiler: Though unknown to them, they're actually descended from the Welsh wizard Mathonwy, who was a close friend of the Red King.]]



%%* FriendToAllChildren

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%%* FriendToAllChildren* FinalBattle: [[spoiler: Finally happens in the eighth book, against Count Harken and his army. The good guys win.]]
* FriendToAllChildren: Most of the good adults are this. The bad adults are definitely ''not'' this.



%%* HiddenInPlainSight

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%%* HiddenInPlainSight* HiddenInPlainSight: [[spoiler: Charlie's father. He was imprisoned in Bloor's Academy for years, where he posed as a piano teacher. When Charlie starts attending the Academy he sees him without ever realising who he really is. After finally discovering where he's been hidden Charlie is quite bitter about this.]]



* IJustWantToBeNormal: Charlie frequently wishes to be normal, particularly when he first discovers his endowment and goes to Bloor's.
** Olivia goes through this in ''Castle of Mirrors'', when she goes into denial about being an endowed child of the Red King.

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* IJustWantToBeNormal: Charlie frequently wishes to be normal, particularly when he first discovers his endowment and goes to Bloor's.
Bloor's. He gets over this after discovering the extent of his power and how useful it is in helping other people and discovering truths no one has ever known before.
** Olivia goes through this in ''Castle of Mirrors'', when she goes into denial about being an endowed child of the Red King. In the end she accepts that she is endowed, though she feels more resigned to it than anything else.



* NiceJobFixingItVillain: [[spoiler: It is Charlie's entering Bloor's that begins to weaken Lyell's trance.]]

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* NiceJobFixingItVillain: [[spoiler: It is Charlie's entering Bloor's that begins to weaken Lyell's trance.]] The only reason Charlie began attending the Academy in the first place is because his grandmother, aunts and the Bloors wanted him there so that they could keep an eye on and control him and his endowment.]]
** [[spoiler: Ezekiel's attempt to resurrect Borlath in Hamaran's body only results in Berenice being brought back to life in the body of her favorite mare. Berenice proves to be completely on the side of the good endowed, and in the last three books carries the Red Knight while he rides around the city protecting the endowed children.]]



** Amy and Lyell, after [[spoiler: Lyell's awakening at the end of the fifth book.]]
** Tancred and Emma could count as well, as [[spoiler: at the end of the final book they do seem to have acknowledged their feelings for one another and are pursuing a relationship of some sort.]]

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** Amy and Lyell, after [[spoiler: Lyell's awakening at the end of the fifth book.]]
book]].
** Tancred and Emma could count as well, as [[spoiler: at the end of the final book they do seem to have acknowledged their feelings for one another and are pursuing a relationship of some sort.]]sort]].
29th Nov '16 10:41:12 PM Chericola
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* ''Henry and the Guardians of the Lost'' (2016)
1st Nov '16 4:25:20 PM Chericola
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%%* AdultFear: There's quite a bit of this for a children's series. First of all, there's Billy's life as a ward at Bloor's Academy.

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%%* * AdultFear: There's quite a bit of this for a children's series. First of all, there's Billy's life as a ward at Bloor's Academy. series.


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** Emma Tolly was given away by her own father when she was just two years old, and ended up being hypnotised for life by Manfred Bloor after the transaction went wrong. She was then given a new name and sent to live with a childless couple who neglected her emotionally. Emma herself tells Charlie that all her life she lived with people who didn't love her and that she'd never known true happiness before.
** Lyell Bone was hypnotised for life by Manfred Bloor after trying to stop Mostyn Tolly from giving away his daughter Emma. He was then made to crash his car into a quarry to fake his death and was taken back to Bloor's Academy, where he spent the next ten years helpless and lost without his memories or identity.
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