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21st Jun '17 7:27:22 PM Eagal
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* {{Deuteragonist}}: Will.
* DiabolusExMachina: Inarguable in the first book. Also the third, for some (see BittersweetEnding above).
* {{Dragon Ascendant}}: Metatron, technically.

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* %%* {{Deuteragonist}}: Will.
* DiabolusExMachina: Inarguable in the first book. Also the third, for some (see BittersweetEnding above).
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%%* DiabolusExMachina:
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{{Dragon Ascendant}}: Metatron, technically.technically.
%%* DragonInChief: Metatron.



* FantasticRomance

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* %%* FantasticRomance



* [[GuileHero Guile Heroine]]: Lyra

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* %%* [[GuileHero Guile Heroine]]: Lyra



* [[LiteralMetaphor Literal Metaphor]]: Played with when Will [[spoiler:takes on his father's mantle.]]

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* [[LiteralMetaphor Literal Metaphor]]: LiteralMetaphor: Played with when Will [[spoiler:takes on his father's mantle.]]



* LittleMissBadass: Lyra

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* %%* LittleMissBadass: Lyra



* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters

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* %%* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters



* LockedOutOfTheLoop: Lyra

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* %%* LockedOutOfTheLoop: Lyra



*** FridgeBrilliance.



* {{The Nothing After Death}}: The land of the dead isn't exactly nothing, but it is insanely close: just a bleak wasteland with almost no light in which nothing happen. And then there's the Abyss, which really IS nothingness. And of course now people just dissolve after dying.
** [[spoiler: Dissolving is a little inaccurate and incomplete. The spirits more disintegrate and are returned to the universe so that they can be a part of everything again (Nature's spirit recycling service)]]
** Or, as the saying goes, [[spoiler: ashes to ashes, Dust to Dust.]]
*** FridgeBrilliance!

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* {{The Nothing After Death}}: The land of the dead isn't exactly nothing, but it is insanely close: just a bleak wasteland with almost no light in which nothing happen. And then there's the Abyss, which really IS nothingness. And of course now people just dissolve after dying.
** [[spoiler: Dissolving is a little inaccurate and incomplete. The spirits more disintegrate
dying and are returned to the universe so that they can be a part of everything again (Nature's spirit recycling service)]]
** Or, as the saying goes, [[spoiler: ashes to ashes, Dust to Dust.]]
*** FridgeBrilliance!
service)]].



* NonActionBigBad and DragonInChief: The Authority and Metatron.

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* NonActionBigBad and DragonInChief: NonActionBigBad: The Authority and Metatron.Authority, being so incredibly old that he could literally be killed by a stiff breeze.



* [[OppositeSexClone Opposite Sex Dæmon]]: Most of the time, a woman's dæmon is male and vice versa. People with dæmons of the same sex as themselves are noted to be rare in ''Northern Lights''. Two examples are found in the series (both in ''Northern Lights''): a male servant with a male dog dæmon, and a maid with a hen dæmon. Readers speculate that having a dæmon of the same sex signifies homosexuality or transgenderism. Pullman has stated he [[ShrugOfGod isn't sure what it means himelf]]: "[it] might indicate homosexuality, or it might indicate some other sort of gift or quality, such as second sight. I do not know. But I don't have to know everything about what I write."[[http://web.archive.org/web/20040329190613/http://www.avnet.co.uk/amaranth/Critic/ivpullman.htm]]

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* [[OppositeSexClone Opposite Sex Dæmon]]: OppositeSexClone: Most of the time, a woman's dæmon is male and vice versa. People with dæmons of the same sex as themselves are noted to be rare in ''Northern Lights''. Two examples are found in the series (both in ''Northern Lights''): a male servant with a male dog dæmon, and a maid with a hen dæmon. Readers speculate that having a dæmon of the same sex signifies homosexuality or transgenderism. Pullman has stated he [[ShrugOfGod isn't sure what it means himelf]]: "[it] might indicate homosexuality, or it might indicate some other sort of gift or quality, such as second sight. I do not know. But I don't have to know everything about what I write."[[http://web.archive.org/web/20040329190613/http://www.avnet.co.uk/amaranth/Critic/ivpullman.htm]]



* PiecesOfGod

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* %%* PiecesOfGod



* RageAgainstTheHeavens

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* %%* RageAgainstTheHeavens



* TheReveal: So damn many...

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* TheReveal: So damn many...%%* TheReveal



* ToughLove
* TrappedInAnotherWorld

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* %%* ToughLove
* %%* TrappedInAnotherWorld



* TwistEnding: The first book.

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* %%* TwistEnding: The first book.



* WorldOfSymbolism: And HOW!

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* WorldOfSymbolism: And HOW!%%* WorldOfSymbolism



* ZeppelinsFromAnotherWorld

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* %%* ZeppelinsFromAnotherWorld
21st Jun '17 7:21:04 PM Eagal
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* {{Bears Are|BadNews}} [[InvertedTrope Good News]]- The armored bears. 'Nuff said.

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* {{Bears Are|BadNews}} [[InvertedTrope Good News]]- The %%* BearsAreBadNews: Inverted with the armored bears. 'Nuff said.bears
21st Jun '17 7:19:06 PM Eagal
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* [[spoiler: AdamAndEvePlot]]: Used in a symbolic way.

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* [[spoiler: AdamAndEvePlot]]: AdamAndEvePlot: Used in a symbolic way.
21st Jun '17 7:14:06 PM Eagal
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This has proven to be a fairly polarizing series. For some, the author seems to be [[AuthorTract constantly railing against religion]], and in the third book that the message [[WriterOnBoard bursts out]] [[{{Anvilicious}} of the plot's chest]] and devours it. Others argue that this angle is at least handled much more tastefully than [[Literature/SwordOfTruth other series]] with similar tendencies. For many fans, the series is really more about a breathtaking dimension-hopping odyssey that turns into a fist-pumping ode to ThePowerOfLove. Also it is hard to dispute the quality of the writing. The series was critically acclaimed, especially in Pullman's native England, and ''The Amber Spyglass'' is the first children's book to receive the Whitbread Award for a category other than children's literature.

And a badass [[RuleOfCool Armored]] [[BearsAreBadNews Polar Bear]] [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Warrior]] [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot King]]. Can't forget him.

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This has proven to be a fairly polarizing series. For some, the author seems to be [[AuthorTract constantly railing against religion]], and in the third book that the message [[WriterOnBoard bursts out]] [[{{Anvilicious}} of the plot's chest]] and devours it. Others argue that this angle is at least handled much more tastefully than [[Literature/SwordOfTruth other series]] with similar tendencies. For many fans, the series is really more about a breathtaking dimension-hopping odyssey that turns into a fist-pumping ode to ThePowerOfLove. Also it is hard to dispute the quality of the writing. The series was critically acclaimed, especially in Pullman's native England, and ''The Amber Spyglass'' is the first children's book to receive the Whitbread Award for a category other than children's literature.

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Including a badass [[RuleOfCool Armored]] [[BearsAreBadNews Polar Bear]] [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Warrior]] [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot King]]. Can't forget him.
30th Apr '17 6:41:14 AM SnowB
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A BBC television series is currently in development, written by Jack Thorne, which promises to "sound every note" of the series.

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A BBC television series is currently in development, written by Jack Thorne, which promises to "sound every note" of the series.books.
30th Apr '17 6:39:52 AM SnowB
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Apart from the film adaptation of the first book, there has been a stage play adaptation and two radio adaptations -- one an unabridged recording of the books, with Pullman himself narrating and a full cast playing the various characters, and one a more traditional radio drama in three two-and-a-half-hour episodes.

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Apart from the film adaptation of the first book, there has been a two-part stage play adaptation of the trilogy and two radio adaptations -- one an unabridged recording of the books, with Pullman himself narrating and a full cast playing the various characters, and one a more traditional radio drama presented in three two-and-a-half-hour episodes.episodes.
30th Apr '17 6:37:36 AM SnowB
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A BBC television series is currently in development, written by Jack Thorne, which promises to "sound every note" of the series.
28th Apr '17 8:00:05 PM somebob
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* JurisdictionFriction: The many offices of the Magisterium were always trying to become the most influential.
15th Mar '17 7:50:26 AM morenohijazo
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* ThinDimensionalBarrier: It describes the Aurora Borealis as a place where the borders separating the universes is the weakest, enabling the heroine to see a city in another world [[spoiler:and for her father to build a bridge to it]].
21st Feb '17 5:22:27 AM RookEncounte
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** Also used to emphasize that it is ideology, not force, that will change people's minds. The ultimate conflict is not Lord Asriel's army against the Authority, but rather [[YouAreBetterThanYouThinkYouAre individualist humanism]] versus blind force and blind belief. Lyra and Will's actions are important because they realize that their lives are their own for living, not simply as pieces in a larger struggle. Similarly, Mary's discoveries [[spoiler: about Dust and the Amber Spyglass]] are important because she ''proves'' that everyone has worth as an individual, not just as part of a greater cause.
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