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17th May '18 4:15:37 PM captainspycrab
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* HandicappedBadass: The [[EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep High Priest]] ([[AmbiguousGender or is it Priestess?]]) of Helgrind is missing both legs, both arms, the lower half of their torso, and part of their tongue. This in no way diminishes the fact that they are one of the most dangerous foes that Eragon faces. And not only because of the army of fanatics they command. The Priest turns out to be capable of [[spoiler:immobilizing him, Arya, and Solembum at the same time with their mind, something even Durza and Varaug weren't able to accomplish.[[note]]Varaug was able to do something similar, to Eragon, Saphira, and Arya, but they were able to fight back against him; against the High Priest, Eragon is barely even able to shield himself.[[/note]] Even Murtagh and Galbatorix needed to use magic to accomplish the same task, whereas the High Priest was able to do it with pure willpower. If Angela hadn't managed to NoSell the Priest's mental attack, a good part of the main cast would have all been killed by someone with barely enough remaining appendages to talk.]]
9th Feb '18 3:49:02 AM PlasmaTalon
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* RealityEnsues: Having always used an enchanted sword which was impossibly sharp and did not dull, Eragon never had to bother using whetstones to maintain the edge. When he must use a regular one in Brisingr he gets annoyed at how often the blade must but sharpened, and realizes that a few of his techniques such as blocking with the edge rather than the flat only worked because of the magic and are not at all practical.
18th Dec '17 7:41:40 PM IrvingIV
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* AloofBigBrother: [[spoiler: Murtagh]] is the older, [[StrongerSibling stronger]], [[GoodIsDumb smarter]], [[EnsembleDarkhorse more popular]] (among fangirls), [[AntiHero more realistic]], [[SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism more cynical]], more experienced [[spoiler:half-]]brother of [[spoiler: Eragon.]]

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* AloofBigBrother: [[spoiler: Murtagh]] is the older, [[StrongerSibling stronger]], [[GoodIsDumb smarter]], [[EnsembleDarkhorse more popular]] (among fangirls), ([[DracoInLeatherPants among fangirls]]), [[AntiHero more realistic]], [[SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism more cynical]], more experienced [[spoiler:half-]]brother of [[spoiler: Eragon.]]
25th Nov '17 9:12:26 PM JMQwilleran
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* IDontPayYouToThink: A DeconstructedTrope in ''Brisingr''. Roran has joined the Varden's army and been sent on a dangerous mission in one of the towns of Galbatorix. He's been given temporary command of a group of warriors, but is still under the command himself of a captain who has just ordered a rock-headed strategy to attack the town that is essentially suicide, a head-on assault pretty much guaranteed to result in failure. After the captain leaves, Roran implements his own strategy, but warns that everyone in his group may be made to take the punishment. All follow him and he ends up killing nearly 200 enemy forces through his own strength, secures the victory, and ends up rescuing the idiot captain and what few soldiers of his own he has remaining. Afterwards, Roran is stripped of his weapon and left for appropriate punishment. Upon return to the Varden, Roran is hailed by a hero, but still ordered that he must take 100 lashes if he wishes to remain with the Varden, the Varden's leader Nasuada explaining that his punishment must be severe and must be public, or else others will believe they too can disobey orders and the chain of command will break down. Afterwards, she promotes him to captain, as he is too valuable to lose, and this way she can be sure that the only orders he can disobey are ''hers'', which had better only happen if it's in the process of directly killing Galbatorix.
28th Oct '17 5:22:48 PM WillBGood
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** When Solembum the WereCat speaks to Eragon telepathically the first time. Eragon utters: "You said that!" followed by the reply: "Who else?"

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** When Solembum the WereCat werecat speaks to Eragon telepathically the first time. Eragon utters: "You said that!" followed by the reply: "Who else?"
22nd Oct '17 11:42:41 PM Fireblood
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* AntiMagicalFaction: Galbatorix has the ultimate goal of restricting all magic use, though he doesn't wish to wipe it out entirely. He claims that magic is the great unfairness in the world, as someone either can or cannot use it; there is no learning to use magic.
* ArrowCatch: Eragon in the second book when a volley of arrows is unleashed at him. He deflects most of them with magic, and catches one in his hand.



* ArrowCatch: Eragon in the second book when a volley of arrows is unleashed at him. He deflects most of them with magic, and catches one in his hand.
10th Sep '17 3:26:33 PM Fireblood
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* LeonineContract: The nobles who swore fealty to Galbatorix simply did so because he would kill them otherwise.
16th Aug '17 6:41:33 PM Fireblood
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* ElectiveMonarchy: The dwarf clan chiefs vote to appoint another king or queen upon the creation of a vacancy in the position. In ''Brisingr'', after the death of LaResistance-friendly King Hrothgar, a few isolationist clans [[spoiler:unsuccessfully]] oppose the royal candidacy of Orik, his nephew and heir. The elves do the same in ''Inheritance'' too, with a number of families, noble houses and elders required to consent on the choice. [[spoiler: Arya]] is the one they appoint in the end.
15th Aug '17 9:37:43 PM Fireblood
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* OfferedTheCrown: [[spoiler: Eragon]] is given the chance to become king of Alagaesia, but quickly turns it down.

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* OfferedTheCrown: [[spoiler: Eragon]] is given the chance to become king of Alagaesia, but quickly turns it down. [[spoiler: Nasuada]] takes over instead.
15th Aug '17 9:34:48 PM Fireblood
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* LogicalWeakness: Elva can deliver {{breaking speech}}es due to her knowledge of what pains everyone... so Galbatorix just stops her from speaking with a spell to begin with.



* NotSoDifferent: The heroes have committed some distasteful actions of their own, such as poisoning Galbatorix's army before a battle. Lampshaded by Elva, who points out to Eragon, "[[spoiler:Galbatorix would approve.]]" when he tries to [[spoiler: forcibly remove her powers after botching the job the first time.]]

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* NotSoDifferent: The heroes have committed some distasteful actions of their own, such as poisoning Galbatorix's army before a battle. Lampshaded by Elva, who points out to Eragon, Eragon "[[spoiler:Galbatorix would approve.]]" when he tries to [[spoiler: forcibly remove her powers after botching the job the first time.]]]]
* OfferedTheCrown: [[spoiler: Eragon]] is given the chance to become king of Alagaesia, but quickly turns it down.
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