History Literature / InheritanceTrilogy

28th Jun '16 9:09:34 PM eowynjedi
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** Itempas to all the Godlings but the Enefadeh in particular.

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** Itempas to all the Godlings Godlings, but the Enefadeh in particular.



* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: [[spoiler: Yeine, when she takes the place of the Goddess Enefa at the end of ''The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms'']].

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* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence:
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[[spoiler: Yeine, when she takes the place of the Goddess Enefa at the end of ''The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms'']].



* BestHerToBedHer: The Darre tribe is a matriarchal society where the female leader wrestles against a male. If the female wins, he dies and doesn't marry her. If he wins, he ''rapes her in front of the entire village.''

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* BestHerToBedHer: The Darre tribe is a matriarchal society where a woman must beat a male fighter in a wrestling match to come of age. Usually the female leader wrestles against family picks out kind of a male. wimpy guy, but heirs like Yeine have to beat a genuine warrior. If the female woman wins, he dies and doesn't marry her. she kills him. If he the man wins, he ''rapes her in front of the entire village.''village''.



* BrotherSisterIncest: The Three (two brothers and one sister) are basically a polyandrous relationship; their godly children get their share of hanky-panky with each other.

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* BrotherSisterIncest: BrotherSisterIncest:
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The Three (two brothers and one sister) are basically a polyandrous relationship; their godly children get their share of hanky-panky with each other. The mortals who witness it have to frequently remind themselves that it's different for gods to keep their lunches down.



* ButchLesbian: Subverted. Yeine has short hair and is flatchested, and is 'often mistaken for a boy'. However, [[spoiler: she has sex both with T'vril and Nahadoth, and shows no interest in women, though lesbianism is apparently common in her homeland.]] Specifically subverts NoGuyWantsAnAmazon.

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* ButchLesbian: ButchLesbian:
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Subverted. Yeine has short hair and is flatchested, and is 'often mistaken for a boy'. However, [[spoiler: she has sex both with T'vril and Nahadoth, and shows no interest in women, though lesbianism is apparently common in her homeland.]] Specifically subverts NoGuyWantsAnAmazon.



* CharacterDevelopment: The point of Nahadoth and Yeine sticking [[spoiler: Bright Itempas]] in a human body. It works very well in this regard-- majorly thanks to Oree and later her daughter Glee Shoth, Itempas learns to love truly and stops thinking of mortals as beneath him. He also learns some manners, as Oree finds out in the short story ''Not The End''.]]

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* CharacterDevelopment: CharacterDevelopment:
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The point of Nahadoth and Yeine sticking [[spoiler: Bright Itempas]] in a human body. It works very well in this regard-- majorly regard--majorly thanks to Oree and later her daughter Glee Shoth, Itempas learns to love truly and stops thinking of mortals as beneath him. He also learns some manners, as Oree finds out in the short story ''Not The End''.]]



* ChekhovsGun: Glee's knife.

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* ChekhovsGun: ChekhovsGun:
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Glee's knife.knife.
** The mask "decorations" that Sieh sees in a pub in book three.



* CreationMyth

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* CreationMythCreationMyth: Nahadoth, god of night and chaos, was the first to emerge from the chaotic Maelstrom. Then came Itempas, god of light and order, and finally Enefa, goddess of twilights and life. The three of them fashioned the world and mortals.



* DarkIsNotEvil

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* DarkIsNotEvilDarkIsNotEvil: Nahadoth is wild and destructive, but also deeply loving and empathetic. He balances out Itempas' rigidity.



* DidYouJustRomanceCthulhu?

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* DidYouJustRomanceCthulhu?DidYouJustRomanceCthulhu: Yeine is seriously attracted to Nahadoth, even though he's so powerful that he routinely kills his mortal lovers by mistake.



* FantasyPantheon

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* FantasyPantheonFantasyPantheon: There are the Three full gods who made and manage the world. They have children called "godlings" who each have a strong nature (eg Lil's nature is hunger, Madding's is debt, etc) that attracts worshippers seeking blessings in that area, but the godlings tend to mix and mingle more freely with mortals.



* GoingNative: [[spoiler:Kurue, who turns against her fellow Enefadeh]] in hopes of winning Itempas' favor.

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* GoingNative: GoingNative:
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[[spoiler:Kurue, who turns against her fellow Enefadeh]] in hopes of winning Itempas' favor.



* HarmonyVersusDiscipline

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* HarmonyVersusDisciplineHarmonyVersusDiscipline: This is the major problem caused by Enefa's death. With her there, the world had ''harmony''. With her gone, Itempas simply enforces brutal order in which it doesn't matter what kind of atrocities the Arameri commit so long as it keeps the world neat.



* KickTheSonOfABitch: It's hard to really feel sorry for [[spoiler: Scimina when she gets handed over to Nahadoth to torture and eventually kill.]]

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* KickTheSonOfABitch: KickTheSonOfABitch:
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It's hard to really feel sorry for [[spoiler: Scimina when she gets handed over to Nahadoth to torture and eventually kill.]]



* KillTheGod: The villains from ''The Broken Kingdoms'' attempt to kill Nahadoth.

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* KillTheGod: The villains from ''The Broken Kingdoms'' attempt to kill Nahadoth.Nahadoth and ''does'' succeed in murdering several godlings.



* MoralityKitchenSink

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* MoralityKitchenSinkMoralityKitchenSink: Each book reveals more and more about characters who seemed to have been established as bad, good, or grey. In the second book, Itempas becomes much more sympathetic; in the third, we learn that the BigBad was created by a cruel decision of Enefa's (who had previously been presented as, though imperfect, the best of the Three). Also, it's accepted that as evil as the Arameri were, they are kind of necessary to keep the world from descending into an all-way war.



* SexAsRiteOfPassage: In Darre.

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* SexAsRiteOfPassage: In Darre. Or rather, fighting off a rapist as rite of passage.
26th Feb '16 12:27:39 AM Nerrin
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** For a double-whammy, the gods and godlings can sense and change to the expectations and desires of others, both physically and mentally. As a result, some of the gods' flaws have been magnified by how they are reflected back upon them by their own flawed human creations - particularly Nahadoth's reputation as a capricious and monstrous seducer among his mortal captors.


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** Yeine fears she will go native among the people of Sky, and her Darren countrywomen fear the same about her.


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** Scimina suggests this is Nahadoth's "favorite" way of killing Arameri - he seduces them until they give him too much freedom [[OutWithABang in exchange for a night of passion with a]] ''god''. [[spoiler:His human form Naha mentions in quiet horror the number of dead bodies he's woken up next to over the centuries.]]
16th Dec '15 7:26:58 PM Doug86
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* SexAsARiteOfPassage: In Darre.

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* SexAsARiteOfPassage: SexAsRiteOfPassage: In Darre.
15th Nov '15 6:29:41 AM Albertosaurus
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The ''Inheritance Trilogy'' is a series of books by Creatore/NKJemisin (website [[http://www.nkjemisin.com/ here]]) about a world where gods walk the earth alongside mortals (though, in general, not voluntarily). ''The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms'' and ''The Broken Kingdoms''; both came out in 2010, and the third and final book, ''The Kingdom of Gods,'' came out in 2011.

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The ''Inheritance Trilogy'' is a series of books by Creatore/NKJemisin Creator/NKJemisin (website [[http://www.nkjemisin.com/ here]]) about a world where gods walk the earth alongside mortals (though, in general, not voluntarily). ''The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms'' and ''The Broken Kingdoms''; both came out in 2010, and the third and final book, ''The Kingdom of Gods,'' came out in 2011.
15th Nov '15 6:29:14 AM Albertosaurus
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The ''Inheritance Trilogy'' is a series of books by N. K. Jemisin (website [[http://www.nkjemisin.com/ here]]) about a world where gods walk the earth alongside mortals (though, in general, not voluntarily). ''The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms'' and ''The Broken Kingdoms''; both came out in 2010, and the third and final book, ''The Kingdom of Gods,'' came out in 2011.

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The ''Inheritance Trilogy'' is a series of books by N. K. Jemisin Creatore/NKJemisin (website [[http://www.nkjemisin.com/ here]]) about a world where gods walk the earth alongside mortals (though, in general, not voluntarily). ''The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms'' and ''The Broken Kingdoms''; both came out in 2010, and the third and final book, ''The Kingdom of Gods,'' came out in 2011.
24th Aug '15 4:52:54 PM Vasha
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** Enefa to Kahl.

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** Enefa [[spoiler:Enefa to Kahl.Kahl and Sieh]].
21st Aug '15 2:07:24 AM Chericola
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** Yeine and Nahadoth
** Oree and Madding
** [[spoiler:Oree and Tempa]]

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** Yeine and Nahadoth
Nahadoth. Yeine is only nineteen in mortal years in ''The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms'', while Nahadoth has already lived for millennia.
** Oree and Madding
Madding, much for the same reason as the above.
** [[spoiler:Oree and Tempa]]Tempa. Again, same as above.]]



** In book three, [[spoiler:Shahar and Deka, who are one-eighth god from great-grandpa Ahad, and Glee, Itempas and Oree's slightly-more-than-half godly daughter]].

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** In book three, [[spoiler:Shahar [[spoiler: Shahar and Deka, who are one-eighth god from great-grandpa Ahad, and Glee, Itempas and Oree's slightly-more-than-half godly daughter]].



* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld

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* ReallySevenHundredYearsOldReallySevenHundredYearsOld: All the gods and godlings.
21st Aug '15 2:03:48 AM Chericola
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** Nahadoth to the demons
** Shahar to Shinda
** Enefa to Kahl

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** Nahadoth to the demons
demons.
** Shahar to Shinda
Shinda.
** Enefa to KahlKahl.



* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: [[spoiler:Yeine]].

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* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: [[spoiler:Yeine]].[[spoiler: Yeine, when she takes the place of the Goddess Enefa at the end of ''The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms'']].



* BittersweetEnding: ''Kingdom of the Gods''. [[spoiler: Sieh is dead, but he is reborn as a god in his own universe with Deka and Shahar.]]

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* BittersweetEnding: ''Kingdom of the Gods''. [[spoiler: Sieh is dead, but he is reborn fifty-two years after his death as a god in his own universe with Deka and Shahar.]]



** [[spoiler:Shahar and Deka's father, Remina, is their mother Remath's half-brother]].
* BroughtDownToNormal: Tempa and Sieh.

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** [[spoiler:Shahar [[spoiler: Shahar and Deka's father, Remina, is their mother Remath's half-brother]].
half-brother.]]
* BroughtDownToNormal: Tempa Tempa, when he is trapped in mortal form, and Sieh.Sieh, when he becomes mortal himself.



** Lesbian [[TheHighQueen Remath]] hits the "short hair" part of this, but she's also described as more busty, hip-y, and generally feminine than her daughter Shahar.
* CharacterDevelopment: The point of Nahadoth and Yeine sticking [[spoiler: Bright Itempas]] in a human body.

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** Lesbian [[TheHighQueen Remath]] hits the "short hair" part of this, but she's also described as more busty, hip-y, and generally feminine than her daughter Shahar.
Shahar. She is in a serious relationship with one of her female relatives.
* CharacterDevelopment: The point of Nahadoth and Yeine sticking [[spoiler: Bright Itempas]] in a human body. It works very well in this regard-- majorly thanks to Oree and later her daughter Glee Shoth, Itempas learns to love truly and stops thinking of mortals as beneath him. He also learns some manners, as Oree finds out in the short story ''Not The End''.]]
** Sieh in the third book has this in bucketloads. [[spoiler: After he befriends Shahar and Deka, Sieh finds himself truly caring for them, despite having always hated and thought bitterly of the Arameri. Then he is changed into a mortal, which terrifies and almost breaks him, but he becomes more used to the idea as time passes. And thanks to Glee Shoth, Sieh is forced to look at the causes of the Gods' War in a whole new light (in which all the gods shared some blame, and not just Itempas, as Sieh likes to believe), and it is because of this that Sieh finally begins to forgive Itempas for what he did and let him into his heart again.]]
16th Jun '15 7:53:22 PM stargirlrpg
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** Also in book one, the Arameri have rankings of how close to the family you are, those with lower rankings are servants. Many of those lower rankings are gotten through being born of an unapproved union, like infidelity or relations with someone not Amn. So all of the mixed race people in Sky the Palace are servants except for Yeine.
31st May '15 7:00:22 PM ShinyTsukkomi
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''The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms'' details the life of Yeine, a noblewoman from the northern continent of Darr. She is called to the [[CastleInTheSky aptly-named]] capital city of Sky where she is unexpectedly made a candidate for the title of Arameri family head, or emperor of the world. Not all is as it seems, however, as petty squabbles break out, {{Living Weapon}}s act friendly, and the time of the coronation draws ever closer...

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''The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms'' details the life of Yeine, a noblewoman from the northern continent of Darr. She is called to the [[CastleInTheSky [[Anime/CastleInTheSky aptly-named]] capital city of Sky where she is unexpectedly made a candidate for the title of Arameri family head, or emperor of the world. Not all is as it seems, however, as petty squabbles break out, {{Living Weapon}}s act friendly, and the time of the coronation draws ever closer...
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