History Literature / IncarnationsOfImmortality

19th Mar '16 10:16:34 PM Seanette
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* SinsOfOurFathers: It turns out the malady in Gawain's family which eventually dooms Orlene's baby came about thanks to [[KingArthur the original Gawain]] [[SexIsEvil giving in to temptation with Kerena]] and thus failing to be pure enough to obtain the Holy Grail.

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* SinsOfOurFathers: It turns out the malady in Gawain's family which eventually dooms Orlene's baby came about thanks to [[KingArthur the original Gawain]] [[SexIsEvil giving in to temptation with Kerena]] and thus failing to be pure enough to obtain the Holy Grail. Her conversion to vampirism while pregnant doesn't help their child much, either.
9th Feb '16 6:12:52 AM LupineMoon
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* IdiotBall: When Orb sings the "Song of Chaos" despite being warned not to.
18th Dec '15 9:08:32 PM NOYB
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* ArtisticLicenseReligion: In ''Wielding a Red Sword'', Mym says that the closest equivalent to Satan in Hindu terms would be Shiva. In actuality, while Shiva is "the Destroyer", he is also a beloved and heroic deity revered by all Hindus. He's the destroyer ''of evil'', the guy who kills demons, and thus could hardly be more opposite to the traditionally held image of Satan (As to Satan himself in this series...[[NecessaryEvil it's complicated]]).

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* ArtisticLicenseReligion: In ''Wielding a Red Sword'', Mym says that the closest equivalent to Satan in Hindu terms would be Shiva. In actuality, while Shiva is "the Destroyer", he is also a beloved and heroic deity revered by all Hindus. He's the destroyer ''of evil'', the guy who kills demons, and thus could hardly be more opposite to the traditionally held traditionally-held image of Satan (As to Satan himself in this series...[[NecessaryEvil it's complicated]]).
15th Dec '15 3:04:34 PM Morgenthaler
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* EscapedFromHell: When Satan tricks Mym, the Incarnation of War, into Hell to keep him out of the way while he enacts his plans, Mym successfully leads a revolt.
23rd Nov '15 6:20:10 AM DragonQuestZ
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* BreastAttack: Through electrocution.

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* BreastAttack: Through electrocution.Luna is tortured by Satan's minions giving her electric shocks right against her breasts.
11th Oct '15 5:36:54 PM nombretomado
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'''Incarnations of Immortality''' is an eight-book fantasy series by PiersAnthony. It tells the story of [[GodJob mortals who assume various immortal offices]], becoming the AnthropomorphicPersonification of varying concepts. The first five books deal with that person's life as he or she assumes the office, as well as his or her first encounter with {{Satan}}, who attempts to use their lack of experience to his own advantage. The series was originally conceived as being only five books long, but by popular demand the author wrote three more. The sixth book tells the story of Satan, and offers a PerspectiveFlip on some of the events of the previous books. The seventh book deals with a reoccurring character trying to save her baby's soul, and in turn, becoming the Incarnation of good (God). The last book deals with how Nox, aka Night, assumed her Office and became heavily involved in Satan's XanatosGambit (explaining some plot from prior books along the way). By the end of the series, all of the Incarnations are related to one another somehow.

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'''Incarnations of Immortality''' is an eight-book fantasy series by PiersAnthony.Creator/PiersAnthony. It tells the story of [[GodJob mortals who assume various immortal offices]], becoming the AnthropomorphicPersonification of varying concepts. The first five books deal with that person's life as he or she assumes the office, as well as his or her first encounter with {{Satan}}, who attempts to use their lack of experience to his own advantage. The series was originally conceived as being only five books long, but by popular demand the author wrote three more. The sixth book tells the story of Satan, and offers a PerspectiveFlip on some of the events of the previous books. The seventh book deals with a reoccurring character trying to save her baby's soul, and in turn, becoming the Incarnation of good (God). The last book deals with how Nox, aka Night, assumed her Office and became heavily involved in Satan's XanatosGambit (explaining some plot from prior books along the way). By the end of the series, all of the Incarnations are related to one another somehow.
21st Aug '15 2:32:04 PM Eagal
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* LoopholeAbuse: (Spoilers for the end of ''...And Eternity'') [[spoiler:AintNoRule that says a ghost can't hold office as an Incarnation. The rule only limits eligibility to those who remain in the mortal realm, which includes the ghosts.]]

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* LoopholeAbuse: (Spoilers for the end of ''...And Eternity'') [[spoiler:AintNoRule that says a LoopholeAbuse: A ghost is installed in the position of [[spoiler: Incarnation of Good, as there's no actual rule specifying it can't hold office as an Incarnation.be done. The rule only limits eligibility to those who remain in the mortal realm, which includes the ghosts.]]



* LoveRedeems: [[spoiler: After falling in love with Orb, Satan [[strike: tries to resign his position]] kills himself, thereby abdicating the Office of Evil. It doesn't stick, because everyone prefers Satan to his replacement and the Incarnations fish him out of his cell.]]
* LouisCypher: [[spoiler: Natasha - Ah Satan, Backwards]]
* MagicFeather: [[spoiler: All the Incarnations' implements function more or less like this. They're symbolic of the Incarnations' power, but mostly act as tools of visualization and control; Death doesn't need his cloak for invulnerability, and Gaea and Satan use their music as an easy focus for their techniques. The only apparent exceptions are the skeins of fate, and possibly the Hourglass.]]
* MagicMusic: The Llano, a song that can do strange things. Nature and Satan use it.

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* LoveRedeems: [[spoiler: After falling in love with [[spoiler: Orb, Satan [[strike: tries to resign his position]] kills himself, thereby abdicating the Office of Evil. It doesn't stick, because everyone prefers Satan to his replacement and the Incarnations fish him out of his cell.]]
* LouisCypher: Natasha - [[spoiler: Natasha - Ah Satan, Backwards]]
* MagicFeather: [[spoiler: All the Incarnations' implements function more or less like this. They're symbolic of the Incarnations' power, but mostly act as tools of visualization and control; Death doesn't need his cloak for invulnerability, and Gaea and Satan use their music as an easy focus for their techniques. The only apparent exceptions are the skeins of fate, and possibly the Hourglass.]]
Hourglass of time.
* MagicMusic: MagicMusic:
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The Llano, a song that can do strange things. Nature and Satan use it.
21st Aug '15 2:25:56 PM Eagal
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* GIFT: Possibly predicted in an older form, and alluded to, in ''Bearing an Hourglass'', when Chronos encounters a wall covered in graffiti, and muses that perhaps, in a perfectly free society, people do behave badly. He concludes that both the best and worst in society are equally necessary.

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* GIFT: {{GIFT}}: Possibly predicted in an older form, and alluded to, in ''Bearing an Hourglass'', when Chronos encounters a wall covered in graffiti, and muses that perhaps, in a perfectly free society, people do behave badly. He concludes that both the best and worst in society are equally necessary.
21st Aug '15 2:23:01 PM Eagal
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** BullyingADragon: His retaliation against Gaea turns out to be hitting Europe with ''the Black Death'' [[SinsOfOurFathers after she retires and is replaced with an inexperienced successor]], which ends up nuking most of Europe and teaching Satan a lesson in uncontrolled revenge.



* BullyingADragon: Satan's retaliation against Gaea turns out to be hitting Europe with ''the Black Death'' [[SinsOfOurFathers after she retires and is replaced with an inexperienced successor]], which ends up nuking most of Europe and teaching Satan a lesson in uncontrolled revenge.



* SequelGap: ''Under a Velvet Cloak'' was published seventeen years after the previous book.
21st Dec '14 4:28:53 AM Ramidel
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* GodsHandsAreTied: The fact that Satan's agents frequently interfere in the mortal world, while God apparently does nothing, is initially attributed to God and the Devil having made an agreement to leave the mortal world alone, which the Devil of course immediately broke but God still keeps. (This eventually turns out not to be true, but it's initially portrayed as a straight example of the trope.)

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* GodsHandsAreTied: GodsHandsAreTied:
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The fact that Satan's agents frequently interfere in the mortal world, while God apparently does nothing, is initially attributed to God and the Devil having made an agreement to leave the mortal world alone, which the Devil of course immediately broke but God still keeps. (This eventually turns out not to be true, but it's initially portrayed as a straight example of the trope.))
** At one point, Fate mentions that she cannot physically intervene when meddling in a tangled skein, because that leads to [[RealityBreakingParadox unmanageable snarls]]. If physical intervention (as opposed to simply cutting and pulling threads) is necessary, she needs to use agents to do it.
** An Incarnation cannot directly oppose another Incarnation within the latter's sphere without their consent. For example, Chronos cannot rewind time unless ''all'' Incarnations have agreed (including Satan, who can be awfully sticky about it), because otherwise he's stepping on everyone else's past actions. Satan ''does'' do this, but even then, the Incarnation in question has usually given their implied consent (for a very loose definition of "consent") or doesn't know the rules.
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