History Literature / HowlsMovingCastle

29th Jul '16 2:15:33 PM RegShoe
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* NobleDemon: Calcifer is a demon who looks very scary and lives by eating parts of humans but he has a good relationship with the rest of the Castle 'family'.

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* NobleDemon: Calcifer is a demon who looks very scary and lives by eating parts of humans but he has a good relationship with the rest of the Castle 'family'.
26th Jul '16 1:35:10 AM PaulA
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%%''Literature/CastleInTheAir'' and ''Literature/HouseOfManyWays'' have their own pages
26th Jul '16 1:28:50 AM PaulA
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[[folder: Tropes in ''Castle in the Air'']]
!! Tropes present in ''Castle in the Air'':
%%* AccidentalKidnapping:
* AchillesHeel: All djinns have a life which they must keep hidden for their own protection. If anyone destroys the life, the djinn is killed.
%%* AdultFear
* AffablyEvil: Hasruel. He's not truly evil, but has been forced into the role after his brother stole his life and made him his slave.
%%* BelligerentSexualTension
%%* BewareTheNiceOnes
* BewitchedAmphibians: The genies threatens to turn anyone who annoys him into toads. [[spoiler: At one point in the story he actually does turn Abdullah and the soldier into toads, but only for a limited amount of time.]] He also turns the first people to open his bottle into toads, though Abdullah makes him reverse the spell during his attempt to challenge fate.
%%* CatsAreMagic
* CoolCat: Midnight.
* CuteKitten: Whippersnapper.
%%* DisproportionateRetribution
* FireForgedFriends: Abdullah and the Soldier, [[spoiler: who is really Prince Justin of Ingary]].
* FirstGirlWins: Flower-in-the-Night is the first girl Abdullah encounters in the story. He falls in love with her instantly and marries her by the end of the story.
* GenieInABottle: Abdullah acquires a genie in a bottle, who is forced to grant him a wish a day.
%%* GuileHero
* ItsAllAboutMe: Dalzel certainly has this going on.
* JackassGenie: The genie, in a nutshell. Every single wish he grants is almost certain to go wrong in some way.
* KindHeartedCatLover: The Soldier turns out to be this. Much to Abdullah's disgust, he insists on keeping the two strays they find in the mountains and even names them 'Midnight' and 'Whippersnapper'.
* LoveAtFirstSight: Abdullah falls for Flower the moment he first meets her. Only days after first meeting he's already planning to elope with her.
* MadeASlave: Hasruel was forced to slave away for his brother after his brother stole his life.
%%* MagicCarpet
* MakeAWish: The genie is forced to grant anyone who asks a wish.
* MamaBear: Midnight/[[spoiler: Sophie]] goes berserk whenever her baby is in danger.
%%* NoSympathy
* PregnantBadass: Lettie Suliman.
%%* ProphecyTwist
* TheQuest: The princess Abdullah wants to elope with is suddenly abducted by a djinn. Abdullah resolves to rescue her.
* SoulJar: [[spoiler: The ring in Hasruel's nose is this for Hasruel's life.]]
%%* YouCantFightFate

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25th Jul '16 9:49:45 PM Chericola
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* CoolCat: Midnight.
* CuteKitten: Whippersnapper.



* JackassGenie: The genie, in a nutshell. Every single wish he grants is almost certain to go wrong in some way.

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%%* GuileHero
* ItsAllAboutMe: Dalzel certainly has this going on.
* JackassGenie: The genie, in a nutshell. Every single wish he grants is almost certain to go wrong in some way. way.
* KindHeartedCatLover: The Soldier turns out to be this. Much to Abdullah's disgust, he insists on keeping the two strays they find in the mountains and even names them 'Midnight' and 'Whippersnapper'.
* LoveAtFirstSight: Abdullah falls for Flower the moment he first meets her. Only days after first meeting he's already planning to elope with her.
* MadeASlave: Hasruel was forced to slave away for his brother after his brother stole his life.
%%* MagicCarpet
* MakeAWish: The genie is forced to grant anyone who asks a wish.
* MamaBear: Midnight/[[spoiler: Sophie]] goes berserk whenever her baby is in danger.
%%* NoSympathy



* TheQuest: The princess Abdullah wants to elope with is suddenly abducted by a djinn. Abdullah resolves to rescue her.

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%%* ProphecyTwist
* TheQuest: The princess Abdullah wants to elope with is suddenly abducted by a djinn. Abdullah resolves to rescue her. her.
* SoulJar: [[spoiler: The ring in Hasruel's nose is this for Hasruel's life.]]
25th Jul '16 9:27:18 PM Chericola
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[[folder: Tropes Present in the Series as a Whole]]




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[[folder: Tropes in ''Howl's Moving Castle'']]


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[[folder: Tropes in ''Castle in the Air'']]
!! Tropes present in ''Castle in the Air'':
%%* AccidentalKidnapping:
* AchillesHeel: All djinns have a life which they must keep hidden for their own protection. If anyone destroys the life, the djinn is killed.
%%* AdultFear
* AffablyEvil: Hasruel. He's not truly evil, but has been forced into the role after his brother stole his life and made him his slave.
%%* BelligerentSexualTension
%%* BewareTheNiceOnes
* BewitchedAmphibians: The genies threatens to turn anyone who annoys him into toads. [[spoiler: At one point in the story he actually does turn Abdullah and the soldier into toads, but only for a limited amount of time.]] He also turns the first people to open his bottle into toads, though Abdullah makes him reverse the spell during his attempt to challenge fate.
%%* CatsAreMagic
%%* DisproportionateRetribution
* FireForgedFriends: Abdullah and the Soldier, [[spoiler: who is really Prince Justin of Ingary]].
* FirstGirlWins: Flower-in-the-Night is the first girl Abdullah encounters in the story. He falls in love with her instantly and marries her by the end of the story.
* GenieInABottle: Abdullah acquires a genie in a bottle, who is forced to grant him a wish a day.
* JackassGenie: The genie, in a nutshell. Every single wish he grants is almost certain to go wrong in some way.
* PregnantBadass: Lettie Suliman.
* TheQuest: The princess Abdullah wants to elope with is suddenly abducted by a djinn. Abdullah resolves to rescue her.
%%* YouCantFightFate

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12th Jul '16 3:11:58 AM Morgenthaler
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* RedheadedHero: Sophie, when she's not cursed into looking like an old woman [[spoiler: or in disguise as a cat]].
17th Apr '16 6:05:38 AM PaulA
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*** Of course, [[FridgeBrilliance Howl is from our world. All the references he makes were probably deliberate on his part.]]
16th Apr '16 2:29:01 PM BirdSpell
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*** Of course, [[FridgeBrilliance Howl is from our world. All the references he makes were probably deliberate on his part.]]
22nd Mar '16 1:05:28 AM PaulA
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* CursedWithAwesome: subverted- Sophie's curse is genuinely terrible but it is only as an old woman that she is finally able to feel confident in herself.
** Though it helps that Howl used his own magic to make Sophies age endurable by taking away the natural aching that old people often suffer from.

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* CursedWithAwesome: subverted- Subverted -- Sophie's curse is genuinely terrible but it is only as an old woman that she is finally able to feel confident in herself.
** Though it helps that Howl used his own magic to make Sophies age endurable by taking away the natural aching that old people often suffer from.
herself.



** The first book has lots of them to ''Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz''.
*** The main antagonist is the Witch of the ''Waste'',
*** On her journey to the wizard's castle Sophie meets a scarecrow and a dog, and Howl himself is a wizard who deliberately cultivates an image of being a lot more terrible and powerful than he really is, [[spoiler:was born in our world, and - referencing a different character entirely - is literally heartless]].

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** The first book has lots of them to ''Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz''. \n*** The main antagonist is the Witch of the ''Waste'',
*** On her
''Waste''. Sophie goes on a journey to the gain a wizard's castle Sophie help, and meets a scarecrow dog, a scarecrow, a being who is literally heartless ([[spoiler:Howl himself]]), and a dog, and being who self-describes as a coward but is brave when it really matters ([[spoiler:Howl again]]). Howl himself is a wizard who deliberately cultivates an image of being a lot more terrible and powerful than he really is, and [[spoiler:was born in our world, and - referencing a different character entirely - is literally heartless]]. world]].



** Also, Howl's sister's house in Wales is named [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings "Rivendell"]].

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** Also, Howl's sister's house in Wales is named [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings "Rivendell"]].



-->'''Witch of the Waste''': "...she told me 'over my dead body'. So I took her at her word."

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-->'''Witch of the Waste''': "...Waste''': ...she told me 'over my dead body'. So I took her at her word."
22nd Mar '16 12:58:03 AM PaulA
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* HeartTrauma: [[spoiler:Howl, who is frequently described as "heartless", turns out to literally lack a heart, having given it to Calcifer as part of a magical deal. When he gets it back at the end of the novel, he improves -- a bit. The trope is being played with; it's implied that although his literal heartlessness is wonderfully symbolic, his selfishness is just how he is, and was even before he met Calcifer.]]



* LiteralChangeOfHeart: Howl's character improves a little bit as a result [[spoiler: of having his heart returned to him]].
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