History Literature / IAmNumberFour

30th Dec '16 3:42:30 PM lakingsif
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* TheQuarterback: Mark is originally a bit of a JerkJock, who has no issue with the regular students but does have a grudge against Sam a nerd who does stand up to him and believes in aliens and John who is dating his ex-girlfriend. [[spoiler:By the end, though, he is incorporated into their gang, helping to keep secrets and evade police etc.]]
8th Dec '16 1:11:12 AM Xtifr
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'''''I Am Number Four''''' is a YoungAdult sci-fi novel written by Pittacus Lore, the PenName of James Frey (of ''A Million Little Pieces'' [[TheOprahWinfreyShow infamy]]) and Jobie Hughes. Published in 2010, it had the film rights picked up by Creator/DreamWorks over a year before it was even released. TheFilmOfTheBook was released in February 2011, starring Alex Pettyfer, Creator/DiannaAgron, Creator/TeresaPalmer and Creator/TimothyOlyphant. Both the book and the film proved to be decent hits; the book spent six weeks on the children's chapter of the ''[[AmericanNewspapers New York Times]]'' Bestseller List, while the film has already made back its $50 million budget.

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'''''I ''I Am Number Four''''' Four'' is a YoungAdult sci-fi novel written by Pittacus Lore, the PenName of James Frey (of ''A Million Little Pieces'' [[TheOprahWinfreyShow infamy]]) and Jobie Hughes. Published in 2010, it had the film rights picked up by Creator/DreamWorks over a year before it was even released. TheFilmOfTheBook was released in February 2011, starring Alex Pettyfer, Creator/DiannaAgron, Creator/TeresaPalmer and Creator/TimothyOlyphant. Both the book and the film proved to be decent hits; the book spent six weeks on the children's chapter of the ''[[AmericanNewspapers New York Times]]'' Bestseller List, while the film has already made back its $50 million budget.
2nd Jul '16 2:55:05 AM Morgenthaler
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Number Four is an alien from [[DoomedHometown the planet Lorien]], which was destroyed by another evil race, [[AlwaysChaoticEvil the Mogadorians]], whose sole purpose is planetary extinction. Number Four wasn't the sole survivor, as there were eight others, along with their [[TheObiWan guardians]], who escaped the planet's destruction. These nine remnants are destined to use their inner powers to defeat these evil intergalactic terrors, but they must survive long enough to master them. The aliens seek out the survivors, one by one, in order of their number. Numbers one through three have been killed.

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Number Four is an alien from [[DoomedHometown the planet Lorien]], which was destroyed by another evil race, [[AlwaysChaoticEvil the Mogadorians]], whose sole purpose is planetary extinction. Number Four wasn't the sole survivor, as there were eight others, along with their [[TheObiWan guardians]], guardians, who escaped the planet's destruction. These nine remnants are destined to use their inner powers to defeat these evil intergalactic terrors, but they must survive long enough to master them. The aliens seek out the survivors, one by one, in order of their number. Numbers one through three have been killed.



* TheObiwan: Henri.
5th Apr '16 7:49:52 PM WillBGood
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The book series has gained Frey (further) infamy and controversy even before it hit shelves: Frey's publishing house, Full Fathom Five, commissioned ''I Am Number Four'' specifically to write "the next ''{{Twilight}}''" or "''Literature/HarryPotter''" with the idea of being adapted into a [[CashCowFranchise film franchise]] [[MoneyDearBoy from the onset]] and has been accused of being akin to a fiction sweatshop and producing works of derivative nature. ''New York Magazine'' [[http://nymag.com/arts/books/features/69474/ published an article]] giving more insight into Frey's thought processes behind the series and Full Fathom Five.

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The book series has gained Frey (further) infamy and controversy even before it hit shelves: Frey's publishing house, Full Fathom Five, commissioned ''I Am Number Four'' specifically to write "the next ''{{Twilight}}''" or "''Literature/HarryPotter''" with the idea of being adapted into a [[CashCowFranchise film franchise]] [[MoneyDearBoy from the onset]] and has been accused of being akin to a fiction sweatshop and producing [[ExtrudedBookProduct works of derivative nature. nature.]] ''New York Magazine'' [[http://nymag.com/arts/books/features/69474/ published an article]] giving more insight into Frey's thought processes behind the series and Full Fathom Five.
11th Feb '16 10:25:03 AM Silverblade2
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* FiveManBand:
** TheHero: John Smith/ Number 4
** TheLancer: Sam
** TheBigGuy/ TeamPet: Number 4's dog Bernie.
** TheMentor: Henri
** TheSmartGuy: Sam once again for playing Xbox.
** TheChick: Sarah
** TheSixthRanger: Number 6
7th Sep '15 9:43:45 AM lakingsif
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* AdaptationalSuperpowerChange: In the book Four has Lumen that includes being fire-retardant, whereas in the film it is Six who has this ability instead. Also, in the book Six could only become invisible, but this becomes FlashStep as well in the film.
15th Apr '15 11:12:51 AM lakingsif
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* AllThereInTheScript: In the script, Sarah's surname was spelt 'Harte', and Mark's misspelt 'Jayne' in directions, but correctly as 'James' in dialogue.
1st Sep '14 1:54:45 PM nelec
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'''''I Am Number Four''''' is a YoungAdult sci-fi novel written by Pittacus Lore, the PenName of James Frey (of ''A Million Little Pieces'' [[TheOprahWinfreyShow infamy]]) and Jobie Hughes. Published in 2010, it had the film rights picked up by Creator/DreamWorks over a year before it was even released. TheFilmOfTheBook was released in February 2011, starring Alex Pettyfer, DiannaAgron, TeresaPalmer and Timothy Olyphant. Both the book and the film proved to be decent hits; the book spent six weeks on the children's chapter of the ''[[AmericanNewspapers New York Times]]'' Bestseller List, while the film has already made back its $50 million budget.

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'''''I Am Number Four''''' is a YoungAdult sci-fi novel written by Pittacus Lore, the PenName of James Frey (of ''A Million Little Pieces'' [[TheOprahWinfreyShow infamy]]) and Jobie Hughes. Published in 2010, it had the film rights picked up by Creator/DreamWorks over a year before it was even released. TheFilmOfTheBook was released in February 2011, starring Alex Pettyfer, DiannaAgron, TeresaPalmer Creator/DiannaAgron, Creator/TeresaPalmer and Timothy Olyphant.Creator/TimothyOlyphant. Both the book and the film proved to be decent hits; the book spent six weeks on the children's chapter of the ''[[AmericanNewspapers New York Times]]'' Bestseller List, while the film has already made back its $50 million budget.
28th Aug '14 12:36:08 PM Prfnoff
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* NamedAfterSomebodyFamous: Bernie Kosar, the dog named after a former [[AmericanFootball NFL]] quarterback.

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* NamedAfterSomebodyFamous: Bernie Kosar, the dog named after a former [[AmericanFootball [[UsefulNotes/NationalFootballLeague NFL]] quarterback.
21st Jun '14 3:11:31 PM lakingsif
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!!Tropes in '''I Am Number Four''':

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!!Tropes in '''I ''I Am Number Four''':Four'':



!!Tropes specific to the novel[[note]]Tropes for the other novels can be found [[Literature/LorienLegacies here]][[/note]]:

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!!Tropes specific to the novel[[note]]Tropes for the other novels can be found [[Literature/LorienLegacies here]][[/note]]:''[[Literature/LorienLegacies here]]''[[/note]]:



* ColourCodedForYourConvenience: The good guys use blue bullets/power/sword. The bad guys use green lasers.* ElementalPowers: The Loric horoscope at the end of some editions of Book 1 (essentially the Western horoscope with exotic names) alludes to this. Like, those born under fire signs are most likely to have Lumen as a legacy.

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* ColourCodedForYourConvenience: The good guys use blue bullets/power/sword. The bad guys use green lasers.lasers.
* ElementalPowers: The Loric horoscope at the end of some editions of Book 1 (essentially the Western horoscope with exotic names) alludes to this. Like, those born under fire signs are most likely to have Lumen as a legacy.
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