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26th Mar '14 1:32:41 PM StFan
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A novel by Christopher Moore, published in 2009. The story is essentially a retelling of ''Theatre/KingLear'' from the perspective of Pocket, the fool of Lear's court.
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A '''''Fool''''' is a novel by Christopher Moore, published in 2009. The story is essentially a retelling of ''Theatre/KingLear'' from the perspective of Pocket, the fool of Lear's court.

A novel by Christopher Moore, published in 2009. The story is essentially a retelling of ''Theatre/KingLear'' from the perspective of Pocket, the fool of Lear's court.

!! ''{{Fool}}'' provides examples of these tropes:
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!! ''{{Fool}}'' !!''Fool'' provides examples of these the following tropes:

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!! ''{{Fool}}'' provides examples of these tropes:
19th Apr '13 12:30:38 AM IJVin
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* KissingCousins: Turns out[[spoiler: that Pocket is the bastard son of Lear's brother. he's also the lover, and in Cordelia's case eventually husband, of all three of Lear's daughters. Even when he finds out it doesn't stop him from marrying Cordelia. Whether she finds out is unrevealed.]]
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* KissingCousins: Turns out[[spoiler: out [[spoiler: that Pocket is the bastard son of Lear's brother. he's He's also the lover, and in Cordelia's case eventually husband, of all three of Lear's daughters. Even when he finds out it doesn't stop him from marrying Cordelia. Whether she finds out is unrevealed.]]
23rd Jun '12 4:31:15 AM FELH2
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the namespace thing.
A novel by Christopher Moore, published in 2009. The story is essentially a retelling of ''KingLear'' from the perspective of Pocket, the fool of Lear's court.
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A novel by Christopher Moore, published in 2009. The story is essentially a retelling of ''KingLear'' ''Theatre/KingLear'' from the perspective of Pocket, the fool of Lear's court.

* HurricaneOfEuphemisms: For Pocket, it's a matter of professional pride that he is always able to deliver a stream of impromptu, witty, tailored euphemisms, insults, or innuendo on the spot.
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* HurricaneOfEuphemisms: For Pocket, it's a matter of professional pride that he is always able to deliver a stream of impromptu, witty, tailored euphemisms, insults, or innuendo on the spot.

* PerspectiveFlip: It's mostly Shakespeare's ''KingLear'', but the fool tells it how it really happened.
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* PerspectiveFlip: It's mostly Shakespeare's ''KingLear'', ''Theatre/KingLear'', but the fool tells it how it really happened.
15th May '12 1:26:38 AM TheWanderer
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A novel by Christopher Moore, published in 2009. For now, more [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fool_%28novel%29 here]].
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A novel by Christopher Moore, published in 2009. The story is essentially a retelling of ''KingLear'' from the perspective of Pocket, the fool of Lear's court. Pocket has been in the employ of Lear since he was a boy, when he proved to be the only one who could make Cordelia, (Lear's youngest daughter, who was DumbStruck at the time) laugh. When Lear prepares to marry Cordelia off, Pocket is horrified by the thought of never seeing her again and comes up with ASimplePlan to cause the engagement to fall through. Naturally everything goes wrong, and Lear splits his realm between his daughters Regan and Goneril while disowning Cordelia. A frantic Pocket schemes furiously behind the scenes and tries to stay one step ahead of the many nobles that want to kill him as events unfold, but there are other issues, including a ghost hinting at the dark nature of Pocket's past, that will need to be dealt with as well. For now, more more, including plenty of spoilers, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fool_%28novel%29 see here]].

* AristocratsAreEvil
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* AristocratsAreEvil ActionGirl: Cordelia becomes this, and then some. * AntiHero: Pocket is a fairly wicked and devious character who has no problem committing all sorts of deeds that will result in harm to others. * AristocratsAreEvil: And how! Nearly everyone of noble rank is cruel or a self-centered asshat, or both. * TheBeard: Cordelia to her husband, the King of France.

* CatchPhrase: "Fuckstockings!" by Pocket
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* CatchPhrase: "Fuckstockings!" by PocketPocket. * FauxAffablyEvil: Edmund does this deliberately later in the play. His discussion of the trope is currently the page quote on the trope page. * GuileHero: Pocket, who survives mainly on his wits, and with the occasional help of tricks like concealed daggers and such.

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* CatchPhrase: "Fuckstockings!" by PocketManipulativeBastard: Edmund, naturally.
23rd Feb '12 3:34:47 PM tricksterson
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* CatchPhrase: "Fuckstockings!" by Pocket

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* KissingCousins: Turns out[[spoiler: that Pocket is the bastard son of Lear's brother. he's also the lover, and in Cordelia's case eventually husband, of all three of Lear's daughters. Even when he finds out it doesn't stop him from marrying Cordelia. Whether she finds out is unrevealed.]]
25th Apr '11 3:18:45 PM DoctorSerenitySquid
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** Though at one point in the book it's pretty heavily implied Pocket is NOT all that well endowed, but is rather skilled thanks to his....backstory.
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** Though at one point in the book it's pretty heavily implied Pocket is NOT all that well endowed, but is rather skilled thanks to his....his... backstory.

* PerspectiveFlip: It's mostly Shakespeare's KingLear, but the fool tells it how it really happened.
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* PerspectiveFlip: It's mostly Shakespeare's KingLear, ''KingLear'', but the fool tells it how it really happened.

* VoiceChangeling: This is Drool's natural talent, which Pocket exploits for his own machinations.
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* VoiceChangeling: This is Drool's natural talent, which Pocket exploits for his own machinations.machinations. ----
10th Apr '11 2:01:25 PM Flamefire123
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** Though at one point in the book it's pretty heavily implied Pocket is NOT all that well endowed, but is rather skilled thanks to his....backstory.
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