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22nd Dec '15 1:59:19 PM Ciara25
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* YouAreWorthHell: [[spoiler: Lord Asriel and Mrs. Coulter's mutual fling into the abyss.]]
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* YouAreWorthHell: [[spoiler: Lord Asriel and Mrs. Coulter's mutual fling into the abyss.abyss, for Lyra's sake.]]
22nd Dec '15 11:58:46 AM Ciara25
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* AdultFear: People's kids are being kidnapped and no one knows where they're going. Think about it.
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* AdultFear: People's kids are being kidnapped and no one knows where they're going. Think about it. Worse still, the first book actually shows us an abduction as it happens, in which Mrs. Coulter reels in Tony Makarios.
16th Dec '15 2:20:46 PM Morgenthaler
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Like A Badass Out Of Hell is being split into new tropes.
* LikeABadAssOutOfHell: [[spoiler:Lee and Grumman]]
14th Dec '15 11:36:20 AM Discar
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* MacGuffinSuperPerson: Lyra Belaqua is the "involved in a prophecy version." [[spoiler: To be precise, she is the new "Eve" and thus her destiny is to end destiny, ''without knowing what she's doing''. Needless to say, the bad guys do '''not''' want to this to happen, while her allies do their best to protect her until her moment comes.]]
29th Nov '15 11:58:29 AM morenohijazo
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* NeverLand: Cittagazze. The Spectres suck the soul out of anyone who has hit puberty.
6th Nov '15 11:12:05 AM vifetoile
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Way too discussion-y.
* YaoiGuys: Balthamos and Baruch; one an angel, the other a human uplifted to that status. ** Well, angels are commonly portrayed as either genderless or as Hermaphrodites. *** It was never stated they ''weren't'' of a different sex at some point in the past. **** "Man" can refer to humankind, but it's getting a little silly after all these years to deny that Baruch was not a male when he was a human. There's also the implication that Metatron took issue with Baruch for his sexuality while they were both humans. Balthamos is a "nothing", Baruch was a male human. **** To bolster the above, 'Baruch' is an explicitly gendered name in Hebrew -- he's male.
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* YaoiGuys: Balthamos and Baruch; one an angel, who is constantly referred to as male, the other a human former mortal man, uplifted to that status. ** Well, angels are commonly portrayed as either genderless or as Hermaphrodites. *** It was never stated they ''weren't'' of a different sex at some point in the past. **** "Man" can refer to humankind, but it's getting a little silly after all these years to deny that Baruch was not a male when he was a human. There's also the implication that Metatron took issue with Baruch for his sexuality while they were both humans. Balthamos is a "nothing", Baruch was a male human. **** To bolster the above, 'Baruch' is an explicitly gendered name in Hebrew -- he's male. angelic status.
18th Oct '15 12:59:34 AM Raincoat
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** Iorek claims that tricking a bear is impossible, and invites Lyra to try. She fails miserably. But Lyra notes that Iofur wants to be human; he rejects his birthright as a bear. So when Lyra says Iofur can gain a daemon for himself, he ''wants'' to believe her, and his blind focus on this goal leads him to fall for Iorek's WoundedGazelleGambit during the duel, too.
17th Oct '15 6:03:16 PM nombretomado
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Useful Notes/ pages are not tropes
* ChristianityIsCatholic: In Lyra's world John Calvin, instead of being excommunicated, somehow was elected ''[[ThePope Pope]]'', and then abolished the Papacy upon his death. Thus, the Protestant Reformation never happened, leaving a Church that has unquestioned power over all of Europe. The trope applies, however, not because only Catholicism exists in Lyra's world but because what is meant to parallel Christianity only parallels Catholicism with no attempt to differentiate.
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* ChristianityIsCatholic: In Lyra's world John Calvin, instead of being excommunicated, somehow was elected ''[[ThePope ''[[UsefulNotes/ThePope Pope]]'', and then abolished the Papacy upon his death. Thus, the Protestant Reformation never happened, leaving a Church that has unquestioned power over all of Europe. The trope applies, however, not because only Catholicism exists in Lyra's world but because what is meant to parallel Christianity only parallels Catholicism with no attempt to differentiate.

* ThePope: ''Joan Calvin'' managed somewhat to be elected Pope, and was the last because, after his death, an hodge-podge of Councils and Boards replaced Papacy.
14th Oct '15 1:10:08 PM caffeinatedkate
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* BlueAndOrangeMorality: The polar bears, most notably when Iorek eats the dead body of his human friend - because he respected him enough to accept a meal as a last gift.
2nd Oct '15 9:38:16 PM nombretomado
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** In case you don't feel like digging it up: in ParadiseLost, an Alpine Chough is [[spoiler: form Satan uses to sneak into Eden.]] [[note]]it was actually a black cormorant in the poem, but the two birds look similar[[/note]]
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** In case you don't feel like digging it up: in ParadiseLost, ''Literature/ParadiseLost'', an Alpine Chough is [[spoiler: form Satan uses to sneak into Eden.]] [[note]]it was actually a black cormorant in the poem, but the two birds look similar[[/note]]

* ShoutOut: The series title is a line taken from ParadiseLost, which is also the origin of the term "golden compass." Frequent references to Creator/WilliamBlake also crop up.
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* ShoutOut: The series title is a line taken from ParadiseLost, ''Literature/ParadiseLost'', which is also the origin of the term "golden compass." Frequent references to Creator/WilliamBlake also crop up.
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