History Literature / JirelOfJoiry

7th Jul '16 2:04:43 PM JustKnown
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Modern readers may have been introduced to Jirel through the popular FilkSong "Jirel Of Joiry" written by a young lyricist who later went on to become a noted FeministFantasy author herself, Creator/MercedesLackey.



* ActionGirl: Jirel. Badass enough to give [[Series/XenaWarriorPrincess Xena]] a run for her money.

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* ActionGirl: Jirel. Badass enough to give [[Series/XenaWarriorPrincess Xena]] a run for her money. The UrExample in fantasy literature.



* DatingCatwoman: Jirel hates Guillaume the Conqueror who conquered her castle and humiliated her, and is determined to kill him - which she succeeds to do after undergoing many dangers and perils. Only when seeing him dead does she realize she had been passionately in love with him.

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* DatingCatwoman: Jirel hates Guillaume the Conqueror who conquered her castle and humiliated her, and is determined to kill him - which she succeeds to do after undergoing many dangers and perils. Only when seeing him dead does she realize she had been passionately in love with him. It's implied that this is the price she pays for the curse she used to kill him.



* FeministFantasy

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* FeministFantasyFeministFantasy: one of the earliest on record


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* SaveTheVillain: Jirel's second adventure sees her return to Hell to free Guillaume's soul, though she's not bringing him back to life, just releasing him from his torment.
15th Dec '15 3:04:00 PM Morgenthaler
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* EscapedFromHell: Jirel, the first pulp fantasy heroine, fought her way out of Hell. Repeatedly, in several variations.
10th Jul '15 7:07:35 PM foxley
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* SamusIsAGirl: Jirel's introduction.

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* SamusIsAGirl: Jirel's introduction.introduction.
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15th Dec '13 3:01:39 AM Albertosaurus
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* DatingCatwoman: Jirel hates Guillaume the Conqueror who conquered her castle and humiliated her, and is determined to kill him - which she succeeds to do after undergoing many dangers and perils. Only when seeing him dead does she realize she had been passionately in love with him.



* SamusIsAGirl: Jirel's introduction.
* DatingCatWoman: Jirel hates Guillaume the Conqueror who conquered her castle and humiliated her, and is determined to kill him - which she succeeds to do after undergoing many dangers and perils. Only when seeing him dead does she realize she had been passionately in love with him.

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* SamusIsAGirl: Jirel's introduction.
* DatingCatWoman: Jirel hates Guillaume the Conqueror who conquered her castle and humiliated her, and is determined to kill him - which she succeeds to do after undergoing many dangers and perils. Only when seeing him dead does she realize she had been passionately in love with him.
introduction.
9th Dec '13 3:40:40 PM AdamKeller
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* DatingCatWoman: Jirel hates Guillaume the Conqueror who conquered her castle and humiliated her, and is determined to kill him - which she succeeds to do after undergoing many dangers and perils. Only when seeing him dead does she realize she had been passionately in love with him.
4th Dec '13 1:03:44 AM PaulA
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[[caption-width-right:183:Cover art of a recent omnibus edition, by Arnold Tsang]] Literature/JirelOfJoiry is the heroine of a series of SwordAndSorcery short stories by CLMoore, running from 1934 to 1939 in ''WeirdTales''. Notable for being the first female {{Fantasy}} hero. The stories are:

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[[caption-width-right:183:Cover art of a recent omnibus edition, by Arnold Tsang]] Literature/JirelOfJoiry Tsang]]
Jirel of Joiry
is the heroine of a series of SwordAndSorcery short stories by CLMoore, Creator/CLMoore, running from 1934 to 1939 in ''WeirdTales''.''Magazine/WeirdTales''. Notable for being the first female {{Fantasy}} hero. The stories are:



* "Quest of the Starstone" - A {{Crossover}} story with her other famous character Literature/NorthwestSmith, co-written with her husband HenryKuttner.

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* "Quest of the Starstone" - A {{Crossover}} story with her other famous character Literature/NorthwestSmith, co-written with her husband HenryKuttner.
Creator/HenryKuttner.
21st Feb '13 2:03:22 AM Albertosaurus
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* ActionGirl: Jirel. Badass enough to give Xena a run for her money.

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* ActionGirl: Jirel. Badass enough to give Xena [[Series/XenaWarriorPrincess Xena]] a run for her money.



* DarkFantasy: You can say that again. As with the the Northwest Smith stories, a Lovecraft influence is obvious with the evocative PurpleProse, AlienGeometries, and strange and otherworldly forces man cannot comprehend.

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* DarkFantasy: You can say that again. As with the the Northwest Smith stories, a Lovecraft [[Creator/HPLovecraft Lovecraft]] influence is obvious with the evocative PurpleProse, AlienGeometries, and strange and otherworldly forces man cannot comprehend.



* PurpleProse: Like the better authors at the time writing for Weird Tales, Moore could actually pull off lush and haunting description especially pertaining to emotions and fantastic landscapes surprisingly well.
ReligionIsMagic: Wearing a crucifix will protect one against the Black God's realm.
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* PurpleProse: Like the better authors at the time writing for Weird Tales, ''Weird Tales'', Moore could actually pull off lush and haunting description especially pertaining to emotions and fantastic landscapes surprisingly well.
* ReligionIsMagic: Wearing a crucifix will protect one against the Black God's realm.
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13th Feb '13 11:42:42 PM darkabomination
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* ActionGirl: Jirel.

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* ActionGirl: Jirel. Badass enough to give Xena a run for her money.
* BadassNormal: Oh yes. No matter if it's demons, elder gods, [[DimensionLord beings from alternate dimensions,]] [[MakesSenseInContext wizards from the future]], or just plain foreign invaders, she'll fight tooth and nail to protect her people.



* DarkFantasy: You can say that again. As with the the Northwest Smith stories, a Lovecraft influence is obvious with the evocative PurpleProse, AlienGeometries, and strange and otherworldly forces man cannot comprehend.



* EldritchLocation: Moore loved this trope. Part of the fun of the stories is finding out what creatively weird and fantastical landscapes the author could come up with next.



* ReligionIsMagic: Wearing a crucifix will protect one against the Black God's realm.

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* ReligionIsMagic: Wearing a crucifix will protect one against HeroicFantasy: Notable for introducing the Black God's realm.first female protagonist in the genre.


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* PurpleProse: Like the better authors at the time writing for Weird Tales, Moore could actually pull off lush and haunting description especially pertaining to emotions and fantastic landscapes surprisingly well.
ReligionIsMagic: Wearing a crucifix will protect one against the Black God's realm.
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3rd Oct '12 2:33:18 AM Albertosaurus
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[[caption-width-right:183:Cover art of a recent omnibus edition, by Arnold Tsang]] JirelOfJoiry is the heroine of a series of SwordAndSorcery short stories by CLMoore, running from 1934 to 1939 in ''WeirdTales''. Notable for being the first female {{Fantasy}} hero. The stories are:

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[[caption-width-right:183:Cover art of a recent omnibus edition, by Arnold Tsang]] JirelOfJoiry Literature/JirelOfJoiry is the heroine of a series of SwordAndSorcery short stories by CLMoore, running from 1934 to 1939 in ''WeirdTales''. Notable for being the first female {{Fantasy}} hero. The stories are:



* "Quest of the Starstone" - A {{Crossover}} story with her other famous character NorthwestSmith, co-written with her husband HenryKuttner.

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* "Quest of the Starstone" - A {{Crossover}} story with her other famous character NorthwestSmith, Literature/NorthwestSmith, co-written with her husband HenryKuttner.



* {{Crossover}}: With Moore's SF character NorthwestSmith. This is not as mad as it sounds - both characters often end up in strange realms facing powerful, mysterious creatures and the word "magic" even pops up a few times in the Northwest Smith stories.

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* {{Crossover}}: With Moore's SF character NorthwestSmith.Literature/NorthwestSmith. This is not as mad as it sounds - both characters often end up in strange realms facing powerful, mysterious creatures and the word "magic" even pops up a few times in the Northwest Smith stories.



* SamusIsAGirl: Jirel's introduction.

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* SamusIsAGirl: Jirel's introduction.
29th Sep '12 5:59:27 AM Albertosaurus
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[[caption-width-right:183:Cover art of a recent omnibus edition, by Arnold Tsang]] JirelOfJoiry is the heroine of a series of SwordAndSorcery short stories by CLMoore, running from 1934 to 1939 in ''WeirdTales''. Notable for being the first female {{Fantasy}} hero. The stories are:

* "Black God's Kiss"
* "Black God's Shadow"
* "Jirel Meets Magic"
* "The Dark Land"
* "Hellsgarde"
* "Quest of the Starstone" - A {{Crossover}} story with her other famous character NorthwestSmith, co-written with her husband HenryKuttner.

!!Tropes found in these stories:

* ActionGirl: Jirel.
* ChainmailBikini: Averted, no matter what the cover art of the ''Planet Stories'' edition would have you believe.
* {{Crossover}}: With Moore's SF character NorthwestSmith. This is not as mad as it sounds - both characters often end up in strange realms facing powerful, mysterious creatures and the word "magic" even pops up a few times in the Northwest Smith stories.
* EldritchAbomination: The Black God. Pav might also qualify.
* FeministFantasy
* FieryRedhead: Jirel.
* ReligionIsMagic: Wearing a crucifix will protect one against the Black God's realm.
* NarrativeProfanityFilter
* NoOntologicalInertia: Jarisme's tower returns to its original location after her death.
* SamusIsAGirl: Jirel's introduction.
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