History Literature / DarkReflectionsTrilogy

27th Oct '14 2:12:11 PM LongLiveHumour
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* FantasyKitchenSink: We have magic mirrors; mermaids and sea witches; living stone lions; Egyptians magicians, mummies, sphynxes; [[spoiler:alternative universes and the disembodied forms of travelers of them; the seasons as living beings; references to BabaYaga; {{Atlantis}}; the lilim and ''Satan/Lucifer''. There are also references to the Mayas and Incas so we can assume their mythical creatures exist or existed in the series' universe as well]].

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* FantasyKitchenSink: We have magic mirrors; mermaids and sea witches; living stone lions; Egyptians magicians, mummies, sphynxes; [[spoiler:alternative universes and the disembodied forms of travelers of them; the seasons as living beings; references to BabaYaga; Literature/BabaYaga; {{Atlantis}}; the lilim and ''Satan/Lucifer''. There are also references to the Mayas and Incas so we can assume their mythical creatures exist or existed in the series' universe as well]].
7th Apr '13 6:25:47 AM Ciabella
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* AlwaysChaoticEvil: Seems to be the case with sphinxes [[spoiler: and is justified by the fact they are children of the series's BigBad.]] Lalapaja, herself one of the good guys, argues it's more a case of OrganeAndBlueMorality than anything else.

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* AlwaysChaoticEvil: Seems to be the case with sphinxes [[spoiler: and is justified by the fact they are children of the series's BigBad.]] Lalapaja, herself one of the good guys, argues it's more a case of OrganeAndBlueMorality BlueAndOrangeMorality than anything else.
7th Apr '13 6:24:18 AM Ciabella
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* AlwaysChaoticEvil: Seems to be the case with sphinxes [[spoiler: and is justified by the fact they are children of the series's BigBad.]] Lalapaja, herself one of the good guys, argues it's more a case of OrganeAndBlueMorality than anything else.
7th Apr '13 6:19:46 AM Ciabella
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* ParentalIncest: Sakhmet and the Son of the Mother, her own child.
7th Apr '13 6:16:50 AM Ciabella
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* BiggerBad: [[spoiler Lucifer]]

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* BiggerBad: [[spoiler [[spoiler: Lucifer]]
7th Apr '13 6:16:34 AM Ciabella
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* AdvancedAncientAcropolis: The suboceanic kingdoms. Their techology was so advanced it's now seen by most as magic.



* BiggerBad: [[spoiler Lucifer]]



* EveryoneIsRelated: [[spoiler: Sakhmet was impregnated by [[BiggerBad Lucyfer]] and gave birth to the Son of the Mother. She started incestuous relationship with her son and thus sphinxes were born. She then created stone lions, so they can be seen as her children as well. Merle’s mother is a sphinx and Merle herself is also granddaughter of Lord Light.]] All of this means she is distantly related to the half of the bad guys and the BigGood of the series simultaneously.

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* EveryoneIsRelated: [[spoiler: Sakhmet was impregnated by [[BiggerBad Lucyfer]] Lucifer]] and gave birth to the Son of the Mother. She started incestuous relationship with her son and thus sphinxes were born. She then created stone lions, so they can be seen as her children as well. Merle’s mother is a sphinx and Merle herself is also granddaughter of Lord Light.]] All of this means she is distantly related to the half of the bad guys and the BigGood of the series simultaneously.


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* PhysicalGod: There were once gods walking the Earth. [[spoiler: The Flowing Queen was one of these in her orginal body.]]
7th Apr '13 6:08:42 AM Ciabella
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* BigGood: The Flowing Queen [[spoiler: AKA Sakhmet.]]



* EveryoneIsRelated

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* EveryoneIsRelatedEveryoneIsRelated: [[spoiler: Sakhmet was impregnated by [[BiggerBad Lucyfer]] and gave birth to the Son of the Mother. She started incestuous relationship with her son and thus sphinxes were born. She then created stone lions, so they can be seen as her children as well. Merle’s mother is a sphinx and Merle herself is also granddaughter of Lord Light.]] All of this means she is distantly related to the half of the bad guys and the BigGood of the series simultaneously.
7th Apr '13 5:58:16 AM Ciabella
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* EveryoneAreRelated

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* EveryoneAreRelatedEveryoneIsRelated
7th Apr '13 5:57:55 AM Ciabella
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* BittersweetEnding: The bad guys are defeated, at least for a time, and the world is free to rebuild itself after the war. Merle finally discovers her roots [[spoiler: and is reunited with her mother.]] But many good people [[spoiler: like Serafin]] died to archive this victory, [[spoiler: Junipa still has to fight influence the Stone Light has over her and Merle decides to leave her world behind.]]


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* EveryoneAreRelated
1st Jan '13 2:13:03 PM nirt
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''Dark Reflections'' is a trilogy by Kai Meyer: ''The Water Mirror'', ''The Stone Light'', and ''The Glass Word''. The trilogy follows the adventures of the orphan Merle.

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''Dark Reflections'' is a trilogy by Kai Meyer: ''The Water Mirror'', ''The Stone Light'', and ''The Glass Word''. The trilogy follows the adventures of the orphan Merle.Merle in the Venice of an alternative universe of Earth.



* TheCorruption: [[spoiler: Lucifer and his light.]]
* FantasticRacism: The humans of Venice think of mermaids as little more than beasts.
* FantasyKitchenSink: We have mermaids and sea witches, living stone lions, Egyptians magicians, mummies, [[spoiler:the disembodied forms of dimension travelers, alternative dimensions, sphynxes, the seasons in antropomorphic form, references to BabaYaga, the lilith and ''Satan/Lucifer''. There are also references to Middle/South American cultures so we can assume their mythical creatures exist in the series' universe as well.]]
* ItsQuietTooQuiet: Merle notes to her companions in book 1 how quiet it was when they passed over the siege wall. The Flowing Queen points out she is right that there was absolute silence. "Deathly silence." The only living persons on almost any of the Empire's war materials are the captain and the high priest - the rest are the undead mummy soldiers.
* LightIsNotGood: [[spoiler:[[{{Satan}} Lucifer]].]]

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* ArcSymbol: Mirrors and water.
* TheCorruption: [[spoiler: Lucifer and his light./ the Stone Light.]]
* CurbStompBattle: The world didn't stand a chance against the Empire and all countries save for Russia and Venice were conquered in the pre-story of the series.
* EverybodysDeadDave: [[spoiler:This is what Merle, Vermithrax and the Flowing Queen]] realize once they have escaped the circumvallation. The countries and places ravaged by the Egyptian Empire are devoid of any life, just dead battle fields.
* FantasticRacism: The humans of Venice think of and treat mermaids as little more than beasts.
* FantasyKitchenSink: We have mermaids
beasts. [[spoiler: The Venecians also enslaved the folk of the flying and sea witches, living speaking stone lions, Egyptians magicians, mummies, [[spoiler:the disembodied forms of dimension travelers, alternative dimensions, sphynxes, the seasons in antropomorphic form, references to BabaYaga, the lilith and ''Satan/Lucifer''. There are also references to Middle/South American cultures so we can assume lions because they feared them, although they were their mythical creatures exist in the series' universe as well.allies.]]
* FantasyKitchenSink: We have magic mirrors; mermaids and sea witches; living stone lions; Egyptians magicians, mummies, sphynxes; [[spoiler:alternative universes and the disembodied forms of travelers of them; the seasons as living beings; references to BabaYaga; {{Atlantis}}; the lilim and ''Satan/Lucifer''. There are also references to the Mayas and Incas so we can assume their mythical creatures exist or existed in the series' universe as well]].
* ItsQuietTooQuiet: Merle notes to her companions in book 1 ''The Water Mirror'' how quiet it was when they passed over the siege wall. The Flowing Queen points out she is right that there was absolute silence. "Deathly silence." The only living persons on almost any of the Empire's war materials are the captain and the high priest - the rest are the undead mummy soldiers.
* LightIsNotGood: [[spoiler:[[{{Satan}} Lucifer]].Lucifer / the Stone Light]]. Everything it touches, it transforms to its will and bends their own until they no longer have one. Subverted when Vermithrax falls into the Stone Light - despite Merle's first doubts, it's revealed that the Light wields no power over him.]]
* [[spoiler:TheMultiverse: is revealed to exist and that there is a in-between world through which one can travel from one universe to the next.
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* PortalDoor: The Glass Word transforms every reflective surface into a two-way portal [[spoiler: into the Mirror World]].
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