History Literature / InheritanceCycle

22nd Jul '17 9:39:08 PM Stevebob
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The novels tell the tale of Eragon, a farmboy who discovers a dragon egg in the mountains and is amazed when it hatches for him. He raises the dragon, Saphira, and becomes bonded with her as a Dragon Rider. Unfortunately, the evil Galbatorix, the ruler of The Empire who betrayed and destroyed the Dragon Riders long ago, finds out, and sends his impenetrably cowled Ra'zac servants to capture Eragon and Saphira. They escape, but the Ra'zac burn down Eragon's home and kill his uncle. Our heroes set out for revenge, joined by the village's old storyteller, Brom, who, as it turns out, is a former Dragon Rider himself. On their quest, Eragon and Saphira meet up with a badass AntiHero with a MysteriousPast, rescue an elf princess, join the Varden (LaResistance), learn the truth about Eragon's past and his missing father, and face down foes far more powerful than themselves—eventually culminating in a final battle against Galbatorix himself.

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The novels tell the tale of Eragon, a farmboy who discovers a [[EggMacGuffin dragon egg egg]] in the mountains and is amazed when it hatches for him. He raises the dragon, [[OurDragonsAreDifferent dragon]], Saphira, and becomes bonded with her as a Dragon Rider. DragonRider. Unfortunately, the [[BigBad evil Galbatorix, Galbatorix]], the ruler of The Empire TheEmpire who betrayed and destroyed the Dragon Riders long ago, finds out, and sends his impenetrably cowled Ra'zac servants to capture Eragon and Saphira. They escape, but the Ra'zac [[DoomedHometown burn down Eragon's home home]] and [[KickTheDog kill his uncle. uncle]]. Our heroes set out for revenge, {{revenge}}, joined by the village's old storyteller, Brom, [[CoolOldGuy Brom]], who, as it turns out, is a former Dragon Rider himself. On their quest, Eragon and Saphira meet up with a badass AntiHero with a MysteriousPast, rescue an [[EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses elf princess, princess]], join [[LaResistance the Varden (LaResistance), Varden]], learn the truth about Eragon's past and his [[DisappearedDad missing father, father]], and face down foes far more powerful than themselves—eventually culminating in a final battle against Galbatorix himself.
22nd Jul '17 9:34:31 PM Stevebob
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%%* BigBad: Galbatorix.

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%%* * BigBad: Galbatorix.Galbatorix, a former Dragon Rider who [[FaceHeelTurn turned evil]], destroyed the other Riders and took over/is trying to take over the world.



* GenericistGovernment

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* GenericistGovernmentGenericistGovernment: For some reason, Galbatorix is 'King' of the Broddring Empire and nothing is really described about how the government works, save for the fact it's "evil".



%%* OurElvesAreBetter

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%%* OurElvesAreBetter* OurElvesAreBetter: Elves are portrayed similarly to Tolkien's, being immortal, wiser, faster, stronger and more beautiful than the other races and highly skilled at magic.



* PosthumousCharacter: Morzan, Eragon the first Rider, and [[spoiler:Brom]] after the first book.

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* PosthumousCharacter: Morzan, Eragon the first Rider, and [[spoiler:Brom]] after the first book. Also, as it turns out [[spoiler: Selena, mother of Eragon and Murtagh]].



* APupilOfMineUntilHeTurnedToEvil: This is [[DiscussedTrope discussed]]. Neither of Eragon's teachers, Brom or Oromis, taught the BigBad of the series, Galbatorix. Oromis says he's glad for it because Galbatorix made sure to personally kill anyone that was involved in his teaching.

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* APupilOfMineUntilHeTurnedToEvil: This is [[DiscussedTrope discussed]]. Neither of Eragon's teachers, Brom or Oromis, taught the BigBad of the series, Galbatorix. Oromis says he's glad for it because Galbatorix made sure to personally kill anyone that was involved in his teaching. However, Oromis ''did'' teach Morzan, who became Galbatorix’s right hand man.
31st May '17 8:06:10 PM nombretomado
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* {{Expy}}: The series has gotten a lot of accusations for this, with critics claiming that the series is StarWars in a fantasy setting and/or ripping off scenes or entire plots from [[TheWheelOfTime other series]].

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* {{Expy}}: The series has gotten a lot of accusations for this, with critics claiming that the series is StarWars ''Franchise/StarWars'' in a fantasy setting and/or ripping off scenes or entire plots from [[TheWheelOfTime [[Literature/TheWheelOfTime other series]].
19th Apr '17 10:03:22 AM crazysamaritan
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* NameAmnesia: When the dragons learned that the thirteen dragons of the Forsaken had turned against their own kind and were actively helping the Forsaken to kill and enslave their own kind, the free dragons grew angry. They gathered their power and performed one of their inexplicable works of magic. Somehow, they stripped the Thirteen of their names. From that moment on, no one could remember, read, write, or speak any name belonging to those dragons. Common names, true names, nicknames, everything. They could not even say "I like this" or "I dislike that", because to do so would be to name themselves.
16th Mar '17 9:24:14 PM Temporary14
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%%* {{Farmboy}}: Eragon.

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%%* * {{Farmboy}}: Eragon.Eragon, who starts out as his uncle's adopted son and farmhand.



* GeneralRipper: Nasuada. If you are on the side of the Empire, she'll do everything she can do kill you, and celebrate when you're dead. Disobey her orders, and the best you'll get is [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill 50 lashes]] to the back, even if you saved the Varden a costly defeat by doing so. Eragon might also qualify. Averted by Jormundur and Murtagh.



* KnightTemplar: Eragon, arguably, and the Varden in general. In fact, all the factions (both good and bad) have traits of this, except the dwarves.

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* KnightTemplar: Nasuada and Eragon, arguably, and the Varden in general. In fact, all the factions (both good and bad) have traits of this, except the dwarves.



%%* TheLancer: Roran.

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%%* * TheLancer: Roran.Roran increasingly adopts this role in the Varden and the narrative structure of the series itself.



%%* LittleMissSnarker: Elva.

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%%* * LittleMissSnarker: Elva.Elva has a lot of colorful things to say to the people around her, helped by her ability to deduce a lot of information about them with her powers. Eragon in particular ends up on the receiving end of it from it.
15th Mar '17 6:30:51 AM morenohijazo
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* GemTissue: A dragon's Eldunar is stated to be a gem-like body organ.
11th Mar '17 6:33:16 AM Boba_Fett88
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The final title in the series, ''Inheritance'', answered a number of key mysteries regarding the series, such as what was contained in the Vault of Souls and the fates of major characters like Galbatorix and Eragon, but left open certain nagging mysteries such as the source of the witch Angela's powers. Following its publication, author Christopher Paolini floated a number of possibilities regarding what he might work on in the future, including a hypothetical fifth title, spin-off titles focusing on characters other than Eragon, or separate works in other genres. As of 2016, however, over five years after the publication of ''Inheritance'', no further titles have been published and no new projects have been officially announced.

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The final title in the series, ''Inheritance'', answered a number of key mysteries regarding the series, such as what was contained in the Vault of Souls and the fates of major characters like Galbatorix and Eragon, but left open certain nagging mysteries such as the source of the witch Angela's powers. Following its publication, author Christopher Paolini floated a number of possibilities regarding what he might work on in the future, including a hypothetical fifth title, spin-off titles focusing on characters other than Eragon, or separate works in other genres. As of 2016, however, over five years after the publication of ''Inheritance'', However, no further titles have been published and no new projects have been officially announced.
announced yet.
21st Dec '16 7:49:21 PM Twiddler
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%%* {{Ambadassador}}: Arya



%%* AndThisIsFor: Roran does this in ''Brisingr''.



* AppliedPhlebotinum, in the form of FunctionalMagic.
* AsskickingEqualsAuthority: The Urgals' entire society is based on this trope.



* AtopAMountainOfCorpses: A scene in the third book has Roran standing triumphantly atop a pile of 193 slaughtered {{mook}}s.



%%* {{Ambadassador}}: Arya
%%* AndThisIsFor: Roran does this in ''Brisingr''.
* AppliedPhlebotinum, in the form of FunctionalMagic.
* AsskickingEqualsAuthority: The Urgals' entire society is based on this trope.
* AtopAMountainOfCorpses: A scene in the third book has Roran standing triumphantly atop a pile of 193 slaughtered {{mook}}s.
21st Dec '16 7:47:53 PM Twiddler
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* 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.
12th Dec '16 3:07:51 PM BlueTangFromPixar
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* AbortedArc: Roran's job at Dempton's mill in Therinsford. He takes it in ''Eragon'' in hopes of having money to marry Katrina, and it's a big plot point for a few chapters. But Roran gets PutOnABus when he leaves for the mill, and is not seen for the rest of the book. And the job itself ends up being cut short by the death of his father, and Roran is back in Carvahall by the beginning of ''Eldest''.



* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler:Murtagh, the Twins, and Sloan]].
* FamousLastWords: "Then peace be with you, Eragon Shadeslayer..." - [[spoiler:Ajihad]]

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* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler:Murtagh, the Twins, and Sloan]].
Sloan. Although Murtagh didn't do it voluntarily]].
* FamousLastWords: "And now, for the greatest adventure of all..." - [[spoiler:Brom]]
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"Then peace be with you, Eragon Shadeslayer..." - [[spoiler:Ajihad]][[spoiler:Ajihad]]
** Islanzadi cursing Barst.



* {{Forgiveness}}: Forgiveness is something of a theme in the series. In ''Eldest'', after Saphira apologizes to Eragon for giving him the cold-shoulder throughout most of the book because she was infatuated with Glaedr, Eragon tells her that "Family members forgive one another, even if they don't always understand why someone acts in a certain way. You are as much my family as Roran— [[UnfortunateImplications more."]]

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* {{Forgiveness}}: Forgiveness is something of a theme in the series. In ''Eldest'', after Saphira apologizes to Eragon for giving him the cold-shoulder throughout most of the book because she was infatuated with Glaedr, Eragon tells her that "Family members forgive one another, even if they don't always understand why someone acts in a certain way. You are as much my family as Roran— [[UnfortunateImplications more."]] Roran."



* GoodAllAlong: [[spoiler:The Urgals. Or at least most of them.]]

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* GoodAllAlong: [[spoiler:The Urgals. Or at least most of them. And Murtagh.]]
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