History Literature / GuardiansOfGahoole

17th Nov '17 2:51:45 PM OrchidPine
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''Guardians of Ga'Hoole'' is a children's fictional book series written by Kathryn Lasky and illustrated by Richard Chowder. Most of the main characters are owls, and the series is a cross between animal fiction such as ''Literature/WatershipDown'' and epic fantasy.

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''Guardians of Ga'Hoole'' is a children's fictional book series written by Kathryn Lasky and illustrated by Richard Chowder.Cowdrey. Most of the main characters are owls, and the series is a cross between animal fiction such as ''Literature/WatershipDown'' and epic fantasy.
7th Oct '17 10:06:01 AM ElSquibbonator
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* NobleBirdOfPrey: A relatively rare instance of owls being given this treatment. The two bald eagles who help Hortense in her rescues are a more conventional example.



* NoPronunciationGuide: You can normally just pronounce St. Aegolius as St. Aggie's. Let's face it, how many kids in the book's demographic are going to be able to pronounce it?

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* NoPronunciationGuide: You can normally just pronounce St. Aegolius as St. Aggie's.Aggie's (and most of the characters do anyway). Let's face it, how many kids in the book's demographic are going to be able to pronounce it?
14th Sep '17 8:18:55 AM DienShihGeng
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* {{Seers}}:
** Owls with Starsight like Soren and Hortense will often have [[DreamingOfThingsToCome precognitive dreams of an upcoming event]]. Gylfie describes that it is like peeking through the holes in dreams.
** Firesight users like Grank,Hooks and Coryn can see visions of events that happened in the past, present and future by looking at fire.
** A rabbit that Coryn spared and had a conversation, can read fragments of the past, present and future events from spider webs. Unlike firesight, if he shares his name with anyone, he will lose it.
13th Sep '17 11:36:52 PM DienShihGeng
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* ServantRace: Blind snakes are kept as nest maids by owls to keep their nest clean by clearing out maggots and other creepy crawlies.



* TheSiege: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin ''The Siege'']], on the Great Ga'hoole Tree [[spoiler: carried out by the Pure Ones]].



* SomewhereAnEntomologistIsCrying: Spiders and centipedes are referred to as "insects".
* SomewhereAHerpetologistIsCrying: The flying snakes can inject venom with their tongues.
* SomewhereAMammalogistIsCrying: It's implied at certain points that bats are birds, and are blind.



* TheSiege: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin ''The Siege'']], on the Great Ga'hoole Tree.
* {{Tsundere}}: Otulissa is Type 1. She reveals the "deredere" when she talks about her idols or is with Cleve.
* SomewhereAnEntomologistIsCrying: Spiders and centipedes are referred to as "insects".
* SomewhereAHerpetologistIsCrying: The flying snakes can inject venom with their tongues.
* SomewhereAMammalogistIsCrying: It's implied at certain points that bats are birds, and are blind.


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* {{Tsundere}}: Otulissa. She reveals the "deredere" when she talks about her idols or is with Cleve.
3rd Sep '17 2:09:40 PM Wildstar93
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The series has spawned a spinoff series entitled ''Wolves of the Beyond''. It centers on the Dire Wolves known as the Wolves of the Watch, specifically a young wolf who grows up to become a gnaw wolf, a sort of story recorder, and eventually a watch wolf. The owls appear occasionally in the books.

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The series has spawned a spinoff series entitled ''Wolves of the Beyond''. It centers on the Dire Wolves known as the Wolves of the Watch, specifically a young wolf who grows up to become a gnaw wolf, a sort of story recorder, and eventually a watch wolf. The owls appear occasionally in the books.
books. Another spinoff series called ''Bears Of The Ice'' (starring polar bears in the northern owl kingdoms) will be published in 2018.



* DudeNotFunny: In-universe example; Primrose the Pygmy owl suffers from an allergic reaction from a slug and has to be taken away to be healed. Ginger, a Pure One spy, makes a joke about getting Primrose's dessert, and Otulissa and Gylfie tell her sharply that it wasn't a time to make a joke.

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* DudeNotFunny: In-universe example; Primrose the Pygmy owl suffers from an allergic reaction from a slug and has to be taken away to be healed. Ginger, a Pure One spy, makes a joke about getting Primrose's dessert, and only for Otulissa and Gylfie to tell her sharply that it wasn't a time to make a joke.
6th Apr '17 5:17:18 AM DienShihGeng
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* CoolSword: Owls from the Northen Kingdom use swords made from ice as weapons.
14th Dec '16 11:26:42 AM Xtifr
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'''''Guardians of Ga'Hoole''''' is a children's fictional book series written by Kathryn Lasky and illustrated by Richard Chowder. Most of the main characters are owls, and the series is a cross between animal fiction such as ''Literature/WatershipDown'' and epic fantasy.

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'''''Guardians ''Guardians of Ga'Hoole''''' Ga'Hoole'' is a children's fictional book series written by Kathryn Lasky and illustrated by Richard Chowder. Most of the main characters are owls, and the series is a cross between animal fiction such as ''Literature/WatershipDown'' and epic fantasy.
5th Sep '16 5:12:52 PM ComparingRealities
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* PlotDevice: For all that the Ember of Hoole is fretted over, it does remarkably little over the course of the series.
27th Jul '16 1:45:33 PM Wildstar93
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* DudeNotFunny: In-universe example; Primrose the Pygmy owl suffers from an allergic reaction from a slug and has to be taken away to be healed. Ginger, a Pure One spy, makes a joke about getting Primrose's dessert, and Otulissa and Gylfie tell her sharply that it wasn't a time to make a joke.
27th Jul '16 9:05:38 AM Pichu-kun
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The series has spawned a spinoff series entitled Wolves of the Beyond. It centers on the Dire Wolves known as the Wolves of the Watch, specifically a young wolf who grows up to become a gnaw wolf, a sort of story recorder, and eventually a watch wolf. The owls appear occasionally in the books.

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The series has spawned a spinoff series entitled Wolves ''Wolves of the Beyond.Beyond''. It centers on the Dire Wolves known as the Wolves of the Watch, specifically a young wolf who grows up to become a gnaw wolf, a sort of story recorder, and eventually a watch wolf. The owls appear occasionally in the books.



* AfterTheEnd: The Others (i.e. humans) are long gone/extinct. All that remains of The Others' civilization are ruins and artifacts.
** Never confirmed, only heavily implied.

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* AfterTheEnd: The It's heavily implied that the Others (i.e. humans) are long gone/extinct. All that remains of The Others' civilization are ruins and artifacts.
** Never confirmed, only heavily implied.
artifacts.



* BigBad: [[MalevolentMaskedMan Metal Beak]]/[[spoiler: Kludd]] serves as this in the first arc of the series. After [[spoiler: he dies]], his mate [[DragonAscendant Nyra]] takes over for the second arc, which lasts the remainder of the series.

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* BigBad: BigBad:
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[[MalevolentMaskedMan Metal Beak]]/[[spoiler: Kludd]] serves as this in the first arc of the series. After [[spoiler: he dies]], his mate [[DragonAscendant Nyra]] takes over for the second arc, which lasts the remainder of the series.



* {{Brainwashed}}: Moon blinking, and moon scalding (which is basically moon blinking taken UpToEleven.)

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* {{Brainwashed}}: {{Brainwashed}}:
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Moon blinking, and moon scalding (which is basically moon blinking taken UpToEleven.)



* CanisMajor The Dire Wolves and the Vyrwolves who only get bigger.
* CarnivoreConfusion: Generally averts the "Predators Are Mean" aspect (owls, wolves, and bears are protagonists). Lampshaded when Digger (burrowing owl) and Mrs. P (snake) first meet, as burrowing owls are a predator of snakes.
** This becomes most apparent when the band is genuinely horrified that Twilight would suggest drying out a sea-star to use as a decoration. Outside of needing to eat, the owls generally leave prey animals alone.
* CleverCrows: Both ravens and crows are present in the books. Crows are usually antagonistic (except to Doc Finebeak[[spoiler:, who recruits them for the war in the last book]]), while ravens are more benevolent.
** TruthInTelevision, perhaps, if one believes ravens are more intelligent than crows.

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* CanisMajor CanisMajor: The Dire Wolves and the Vyrwolves who only get bigger.
* CarnivoreConfusion: Generally averts the "Predators Are Mean" aspect (owls, wolves, and bears are protagonists). Lampshaded when Digger (burrowing owl) and Mrs. P (snake) first meet, as burrowing owls are a predator of snakes. \n** This becomes most apparent when the band is genuinely horrified that Twilight would suggest drying out a sea-star to use as a decoration. Outside of needing to eat, the owls generally leave prey animals alone.
* CleverCrows: Both ravens and crows are present in the books. Crows are usually antagonistic (except to Doc Finebeak[[spoiler:, who recruits them for the war in the last book]]), while ravens are more benevolent.
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benevolent. TruthInTelevision, perhaps, if one believes ravens are more intelligent than crows.



* EnemyMine: The Guardians briefly join with [[spoiler:the leaders of St. Aggies in the 6th book, who get killed trying to double cross them during a battle.]]

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* EnemyMine: EnemyMine:
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The Guardians briefly join with [[spoiler:the leaders of St. Aggies in the 6th book, who get killed trying to double cross them during a battle.]]



* FromNobodyToNightmare: Metal Beak, the infamous leader of the Pure Ones, was originally an ordinary barn owl [[spoiler:named Kludd]].

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* FromNobodyToNightmare: FromNobodyToNightmare:
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Metal Beak, the infamous leader of the Pure Ones, was originally an ordinary barn owl [[spoiler:named Kludd]].



* GoodScarsEvilScars: Ezylryb has a missing claw, while [[spoiler: Kludd]] has ''half his face missing''.
** [[spoiler: Nyra and Coryn both have one in the exact same place, Nyra received it from Otulissa and Coryn from Nyra herself]]
*** [[spoiler:Not in the exact same place they are on opposite sides of their faces.]]

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* GoodScarsEvilScars: GoodScarsEvilScars:
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Ezylryb has a missing claw, while [[spoiler: Kludd]] has ''half his face missing''.
** [[spoiler: Nyra and Coryn both have one in the exact same place, on opposite sides of their faces. Nyra received it from Otulissa and Coryn from Nyra herself]]
*** [[spoiler:Not in the exact same place they are on opposite sides of their faces.]]
herself]]



* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Grimble, to St. Aggies.]]

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* HeelFaceTurn: HeelFaceTurn:
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[[spoiler:Grimble, to St. Aggies.]]



* ImAHumanitarian: Well, the owl version. [[spoiler: Some of St. Aggie's troops end up eating Digger's brother]].

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* ImAHumanitarian: ImAHumanitarian:
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Well, the owl version. [[spoiler: Some of St. Aggie's troops end up eating Digger's brother]].



* LadyOfWar: Strix Struma.

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* LadyOfWar: LadyOfWar:
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Strix Struma.



* PardonMyKlingon A lot. Notably, "sprink", which is considered the most vile word in the owl vocabulary.

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* PardonMyKlingon PardonMyKlingon:
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A lot. Notably, "sprink", which is considered the most vile word in the owl vocabulary.



* ParentalFavoritism: The rogue smith's stepmother doted upon her sister due to her lovely singing voice, leaving her out in the cold.

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* ParentalFavoritism: ParentalFavoritism:
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The rogue smith's stepmother doted upon her sister due to her lovely singing voice, leaving her out in the cold.



* ShoutOut: [[Literature/MobyDick "Call me Grank"]], the first line from ''The First Collier''.

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
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[[Literature/MobyDick "Call me Grank"]], the first line from ''The First Collier''.



* TookALevelInBadass: Otulissa gets special mention. She is introduced as a prissy know-it-all bookworm, now she has an EyepatchOfPower.

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* TookALevelInBadass: TookALevelInBadass:
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Otulissa gets special mention. She is introduced as a prissy know-it-all bookworm, now she has an EyepatchOfPower.



* TrueCompanions: The Band in the first couple books, later the Chaw of Chaws.
** Some consider Coryn a member of the Band.

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* TrueCompanions: The Band in the first couple books, later the Chaw of Chaws.
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Chaws. Some consider Coryn a member of the Band.
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