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8th Jun '18 12:07:12 PM Ambaryerno
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A BBC television series is currently in development, written by Jack Thorne, which promises to "sound every note" of the books.

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A BBC television series series, starring Creator/DafneKeen as Lyra and Creator/JamesMcAvoy as Asriel, is currently in development, written by Jack Thorne, which promises to "sound every note" of the books.
25th May '18 1:44:18 AM Trueman001
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* DeadEndRoom: The Abyss. Not even angels can escape it.
19th May '18 12:08:23 PM 1810072342
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* ImmortalBreaker: The Subtle Knife is prized for its rumoured nature as the God-Killer. [[SubvertedTrope Actually]], it's 'just' an AbsurdlySharpBlade and DimensionalCutter.
24th Mar '18 4:48:57 PM nombretomado
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* AllThereInTheManual: Unusually for a work of literature. Some significant backstory and detail about the series' Multiverse can be found on the official websites, interviews with the [[WordOfGod author]], and two spin-off novellas: ''Lyra's Oxford'' is a sequel and ''Once Upon a Time in the North'' is a prequel, and both books contain maps, brochures, and other fun world-building ephemera. Additionally, we've been teased something called ''The Book of Dust'', which promises to address some of the things we've brought up in both ItJustBugsMe and WildMassGuessing, for '''ages''' now.

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* AllThereInTheManual: Unusually for a work of literature. Some significant backstory and detail about the series' Multiverse can be found on the official websites, interviews with the [[WordOfGod author]], and two spin-off novellas: ''Lyra's Oxford'' is a sequel and ''Once Upon a Time in the North'' is a prequel, and both books contain maps, brochures, and other fun world-building ephemera. Additionally, we've been teased something called ''The Book of Dust'', which promises to address some of the things we've brought up in both ItJustBugsMe Headscratchers and WildMassGuessing, for '''ages''' now.
19th Mar '18 12:49:19 PM StarSword
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* OurDarkMatterIsMysterious: Dark matter (introduced as Dust in Lyra's world) is a central part of the trilogy, and is the substance that angels are made up of. In addition, some creatures (like the mulefa) can see it and use it to identify intelligent beings, as it gathers around them in large quantities.
16th Feb '18 9:06:26 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* LeaveHimToMe: Subverted. The Panserbjørne approach to banished bears returning to challenge the King to single combat is remarkably GenreSavvy: [[KillItWithFire Kill them with fire hurlers]] [[WhyDontYaJustShootHim from a great distance]]. As a result, it takes [[ConsummateLiar Lyra]] a great deal of manipulation to get the ChallengingTheChief duel to ever happen

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* LeaveHimToMe: Subverted. The Panserbjørne approach to banished bears returning to challenge the King to single combat is remarkably GenreSavvy: [[KillItWithFire Kill them with fire hurlers]] to [[WhyDontYaJustShootHim kill them with fire hurlers from a great distance]]. As a result, it takes [[ConsummateLiar Lyra]] a great deal of manipulation to get the ChallengingTheChief duel to ever happen
7th Feb '18 12:06:34 PM eroock
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* PerfectPoison: In universe in the first book where Lyra regales the Gyptian children with a story where a man tried to poison her father's wine with a poison that fit in his ring. The potential killer had to drink the poisoned wine, which led to his torturous death that lasted about five minutes.

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* PerfectPoison: In universe in the first book where Lyra regales the Gyptian children with a story where a man tried to poison her father's wine with a poison that [[PoisonRing fit in his ring.ring]]. The potential killer had to drink the poisoned wine, which led to his torturous death that lasted about five minutes.
16th Jan '18 6:58:54 AM tigerstar
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* GrandTheftPrototype: Mrs. Coulter steals a prototype flying machine, the Intention Craft, in ''The Amber Spyglass''. [[spoiler:It turns out she stole only the ''first'' prototype, which Lord Asriel only showed her ''expecting'' her to steal it.]]
3rd Jan '18 2:19:51 PM TheWanderer
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* ArtificialAfterlife: Inverted. [[spoiler:The natural afterlife is a bleak wasteland. The [[DimensionalCutter Subtle Knife]] is eventually used to create a portal that people in the afterlife can step through to [[DisappearsIntoLight Disappear Into Light]] and "return to the universe".]]
24th Nov '17 10:20:59 AM nombretomado
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** Which plants the series distinctly on the side of {{Existentialism}}. YMMV as to to what extent those two philosophies genuinely differ.

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** Which plants the series distinctly on the side of {{Existentialism}}.UsefulNotes/{{Existentialism}}. YMMV as to to what extent those two philosophies genuinely differ.
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