History Literature / JonathanStrangeAndMrNorrell

22nd Apr '17 2:06:34 PM Kate
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* CourtMage: Several are mentioned in the footnotes, such as Elizabeth I's personal wizard. Strange and Norrell act as updated versions, serving Parliament and politicans.

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* CourtMage: Several are mentioned in the footnotes, such as Elizabeth I's personal wizard.wizard (John Dee, who was real and a skilled astrologer and physician). Strange and Norrell act as updated versions, serving Parliament and politicans.
22nd Apr '17 2:05:16 PM Kate
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* DeathByChildbirth: Stephen's mother, in the hold of a slave ship. She doesn't even live long enough to tell anybody what she wants to name him.
22nd Apr '17 7:58:58 AM Sharlee
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* ReducedToRatburgers: Mrs. Delgado eats the dead birds and rodents her cats bring home. [[spoiler: In this case, it's only partly out of hunger, as she genuinely wants to ''be'' a cat.]]
19th Apr '17 10:05:28 AM crazysamaritan
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* NameAmnesia: The character called "Stephen Black" is apparently not actually named Stephen Black, or so it would seem according to the rules of magic, because 'Stephen' was a slave name and not his true name given to him by his mother at his birth, which has been lost. As such, Magic considers him to be "The Nameless King", which is problematic because there is also a historical figure prevalent in the story, the Raven King, who was also given a slave name that was not his real name, John Uskglass, and is also referred to as "The Nameless King". Spells meant to address the latter Nameless King accidentally affect the former Nameless King.
18th Apr '17 6:40:26 PM WaterBlap
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* FundamentallyFunnyFruit: The Jaywalking part of the ArsonMurderAndJaywalking of Strange's visions in Venice. Some of them are truly horrifying, of people with hollow faces and candles inside them. And then Strange starts to see pineapples everywhere to the point of this becoming a RunningGag. He even casts a spell to banish pineapples from Venice!
13th Mar '17 3:42:58 PM morenohijazo
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* EssentialMadness: The eponymous Strange must drink a bottle of distilled madness (causing him to lose his mind) in order to be able to see and interact with TheFairFolk on their own terms.
11th Jan '17 7:08:11 PM nombretomado
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* TookALevelInBadass: The heartbreak of [[spoiler: his wife's supposed death]] coupled with the gentleman's attempts to drive him crazy allow Strange to turn from a nice [[LordPeterWimsey Peter Wimsey]]ish guy into a powerful and frightening Byronic badass. This is kind of lampshaded, as after [[spoiler:rescuing his wife from Fairyland]], he becomes a bit more like himself and attributes his earlier behavior to spending too much time around Creator/LordByron.

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* TookALevelInBadass: The heartbreak of [[spoiler: his wife's supposed death]] coupled with the gentleman's attempts to drive him crazy allow Strange to turn from a nice [[LordPeterWimsey [[Literature/LordPeterWimsey Peter Wimsey]]ish guy into a powerful and frightening Byronic badass. This is kind of lampshaded, as after [[spoiler:rescuing his wife from Fairyland]], he becomes a bit more like himself and attributes his earlier behavior to spending too much time around Creator/LordByron.
20th Nov '16 8:57:15 PM DoctorNemesis
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* KingInTheMountain: One of the legends that has grown up around the Raven King's disappearance is that he will return at the hour of his people's greatest need to lead them to victory and greatness once again.
4th Nov '16 7:59:40 AM dlchen145
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* TookALevelInBadass: The heartbreak of [[spoiler: his wife's supposed death]] coupled with the gentleman's attempts to drive him crazy allow Strange to turn from a nice [[LordPeterWimsey Peter Wimsey]]ish guy into a powerful and frightening Byronic BadAss. This is kind of lampshaded, as after [[spoiler:rescuing his wife from Fairyland]], he becomes a bit more like himself and attributes his earlier behavior to spending too much time around Creator/LordByron.

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* TookALevelInBadass: The heartbreak of [[spoiler: his wife's supposed death]] coupled with the gentleman's attempts to drive him crazy allow Strange to turn from a nice [[LordPeterWimsey Peter Wimsey]]ish guy into a powerful and frightening Byronic BadAss.badass. This is kind of lampshaded, as after [[spoiler:rescuing his wife from Fairyland]], he becomes a bit more like himself and attributes his earlier behavior to spending too much time around Creator/LordByron.
18th Oct '16 8:35:26 PM QueenOfSpades
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* TheQuietOne: [[spoiler: The Raven King]] does not speak in the BBC series.]]

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* TheQuietOne: The Raven King was known for being very soft-spoken and rarely talked when it wasn't necessary. In the BBC series, [[spoiler: The Raven King]] does not he doesn't speak in the BBC series.at all during his cameo.]]
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