History Literature / MaloryTowers

22nd Jun '17 2:34:30 AM SideshowJazz19
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* {{Expy}} - The Pamela Cox books portray many of the characters as versions of the originals: Felicity as Darrell (as her younger sister, although she does lack Darrell's temper and instead is portrayed as underconfident), Susan as Sally (Felicity's best friend and extremely responsible), Nora as Irene (a scatterbrain with a talent for dancing and an explosive laugh), June as Alicia (a sharp-tongued trickster), Julie as Bill (a horse-mad girl), Lucy as Clarissa (joins the school later, but another horse-mad girl just there to give Julie a best friend), Esme as Zerelda (a half-American girl put into a form below her age, although she does move up once she gets used to being in an English school again), and Pam as a mix of former head girls like Katherine and Jean (a responsible, well-liked girl). However, many of the new girls with the exception of Lucy and Esme appear to be either originals, or characters that have similarities to earlier ones, but are characters in their own right.
22nd Jun '17 2:26:40 AM SideshowJazz19
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* InferioritySuperiorityComplex: Daphne enjoys boasting about her family's riches to hide the fact that [[spoiler:she is actually a thief, and had been expelled ''six'' times before coming to Malory Towers for stealing money and jewellery that she otherwise couldn't afford to buy, since her family is poor.]]

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* InferioritySuperiorityComplex: Daphne enjoys boasting about her family's riches to hide the fact that [[spoiler:she is actually a thief, and had been expelled ''six'' times twice before coming to Malory Towers for stealing money and jewellery jewelery that she otherwise couldn't afford to buy, since her family is poor.]]
22nd Jun '17 2:23:20 AM SideshowJazz19
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** June has the same intelligence and good memory that Alicia has, resulting in them also having similar flaws. In fact, June is mostly a more flawed {{Expy}} of Alicia.
22nd Jun '17 2:20:58 AM SideshowJazz19
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** Invoked with Maureen and Gwendoline. Upon realizing that Maureen is just as vain and silly as Gwendoline, the other girls try to push them together and get both out from everyone else's way.

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** Invoked with Maureen and Gwendoline. Upon realizing that Maureen is just as vain and silly as Gwendoline, the other girls try to push them together and get both out from everyone else's way. Amusingly, Gwen dislikes Maureen and momentarily tries to change her ways, realizing how awful she must appear to the other girls.
10th Jun '17 3:56:48 AM Adept
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* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Bridget to Moira. June is an annoying younger cousin to Alicia. Averted with Darrell's younger sister Felicity.

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* %%* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Bridget to Moira. June is an annoying younger cousin to Alicia. Averted with Darrell's younger sister Felicity.



* BecomingTheMask: At first, Daphne only befriends Mary-Lou to get the latter's help with her French homeworks. However, she eventually gets to like Mary-Lou for real.

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* BecomingTheMask: At first, Daphne only befriends Mary-Lou to get the latter's help with her French homeworks.homework. However, she eventually gets to like Mary-Lou for real.



** Both Darrell and Sally are sensible, hardworking and reliable girls, and were the favourite choice for head girls in their later forms.

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** Both Darrell and Sally are sensible, hardworking and reliable girls, and were the favourite choice choices for head girls in their later forms.



* BoardingSchool: The titular school.

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* BoardingSchool: The "towers" from the titular school.school refer to the four dormitories that the girls stay in during their school year.



* ComingOfAgeStory: Speaking about the whole series, yes.

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* %%* ComingOfAgeStory: Speaking about the whole series, yes.



* StepfordSmiler: Zerelda always appears happy and carefree, even when she is having problems at school (i.e. when she is forced to go down one grade because she is unable to keep up with the fourth form's work standard)

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* StepfordSmiler: Zerelda always appears happy and carefree, even when she is having problems at school (i.e. when she is forced to go down one grade because she is unable to keep up with the fourth form's work standard)standard.
10th Jun '17 12:59:32 AM NightShade96
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* ManipulativeBitch: Gwendoline, to the point that it's a wonder that the girls never got sick of her and just told Ms Grayling what she's done.

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* LessonsInSophistication: Gwendoline, an old student, returns to teach the sixth formers etiquette.
* ManipulativeBitch: Gwendoline, to the point that it's a wonder that the girls never got sick of her and just told Ms Ms. Grayling what she's done.
8th Apr '17 1:28:43 PM Malady
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%%* WeatherReportNarration: Fairly frequent at the start of chapters.

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%%* WeatherReportNarration: WeatherReportOpening: Fairly frequent at the start of chapters.
6th Feb '17 8:15:19 PM SideshowJazz1
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* ExtremeDoormat: Mary-Lou initially, but she got better. Ruth expands from this. Catherine is this ''on purpose'', and dear God does it annoy everyone- as she never really learns, being helpful is one thing, but when nobody wants you to help them, it's best to just back off and try being you instead of a saint.

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* ExtremeDoormat: Mary-Lou initially, but she got better. Ruth expands from this.this, although strangely, being a doormat means letting Connie do everything for her, not the other way around. Catherine is this ''on purpose'', and dear God does it annoy everyone- as she never really learns, being helpful is one thing, but when nobody wants you to help them, it's best to just back off and try being you instead of a saint.
6th Feb '17 8:11:46 PM SideshowJazz1
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* MeaningfulName: "Mavis" means "song thrush", and Mavis has a unique and beautiful singing voice, and leaves school early for to have her voice trained for opera.
23rd Dec '16 7:17:10 PM Willbyr
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