History Literature / PrinceCaspian

13th Jul '16 8:46:18 AM KingZeal
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* VisibleToBelievers: When the Pevensie children are returned to Narnia for the first time, at first only Lucy sees Aslan. Edmund doesn't see Aslan but he believes her (since she was right about Narnia [[Literature/TheLionTheWitchAndTheWardrobe the first time]]) but the older Peter & Susan veto Lucy, thinking that either she's fibbing or imagining things. But after they've been lost for hours they finally give in and let Lucy lead the way - Lucy is following Aslan. Slowly, Edmund & Peter start to see him. Eventually even Susan sees him, even though she sees him before she admits to it.
23rd Jun '16 12:07:01 AM Statzkeen
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* JerkassHasAPoint: Nikibrik pointing out the flaw in the thinking that the Magic Horn is TooAwesomeToUse. The other characters actually agree with his criticism and decide that he's right and that they should use the horn sooner rather than later - which is what turns out to set in motion the events of the entire book.
27th May '16 10:52:44 AM JoieDeCombat
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* ThrowingDownTheGauntlet: Peter issues a formally-worded challenge to Miraz.

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* ThrowingDownTheGauntlet: Peter issues a formally-worded challenge to Miraz.Miraz, in which he establishes his credentials as High King, lists the crimes for which he plans to hold Miraz accountable, declares his intention to "prove upon your Lordship's body" Caspian's rightful claim to the throne, and concludes by giving the year as the first year of Caspian's reign as though his victory is a forgone conclusion.



* TryToFitThatOnABusinessCard: The aforementioned challenge contains Peter's credentials, juxtaposed with Miraz's more meager ones. And a greeting.

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* TryToFitThatOnABusinessCard: The aforementioned challenge contains to Miraz opens with a greeting which includes every one of Peter's credentials, multiple titles, juxtaposed with Miraz's more meager ones. And a greeting.credentials.
-->''Peter, by the gift of Aslan, by election, by prescription, and by conquest, High King over all Kings in Narnia, Emperor of the Lone Islands and Lord of Cair Paravel, Knight of the Most Noble Order of the Lion, to Miraz, Son of Caspian the Eighth, sometime Lord Protector of Narnia and [[PretenderDiss now styling himself King of Narnia]], Greeting.''


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-->''...our well-beloved and royal brother Edmund, sometime King under us in Narnia, Duke of Lantern Waste and Count of the Western March, Knight of the Noble Order of the Table...''
29th Feb '16 3:39:41 PM Josef5678
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* NuttySquirrel: Patterwig
22nd Feb '16 8:43:28 PM DarkStarling
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** [[SmugSnake Ironically, he goes down fairly easily.]]
24th Jan '16 9:15:13 PM OffTheDeepEnd
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* TheStarscream: [[spoiler: Glozelle stabs Miraz to death, as revenge for his ex-leader insulting him before the duel with Peter takes place. He and Sopespian both end up killed in battle.]]

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* TheStarscream: [[spoiler: Glozelle stabs Miraz to death, as revenge for his ex-leader insulting him before the duel with Peter takes place. He and Sopespian both end up killed in battle. An example of LaserGuidedKarma, no doubt, particularly when you realize that they probably intended to do the same to Miraz's son, who had ''[[WouldHurtAChild just been born]]''.]]
25th Oct '15 4:38:05 PM LBHills
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** Trumpkin, the dwarf who lives with a talking badger, is skeptical about magic in general, prophecies in particular and the existence of mysterious saviors specifically.



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* SecondaryCharacterTitleSecondaryCharacterTitle: Despite the story focusing on restoring Caspian to the throne, he's definitely secondary to the Pevensies.


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* UndyingLoyalty: Trufflehunter is contrasted with his Dwarf housemates. He still believes in Aslan and still feels he owes fidelity to the legendary, long-lost Kings and Queens.
25th Oct '15 4:32:07 PM LBHills
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* DoomedHometown: The Pevensies materialize near some mysterious ruins and are devastated to realize that it is their beloved and proud palace of Cair Paravel... 1300 years later.



* Really700YearsOld: From the Narnian perspective, about fifty generations have gone by. The Pevensies are legends.
** Also brought up humorously regarding Aslan, by the good-hearted but skeptical Trumpkin:
--> '''Trumpkin:''' A rather ''elderly'' lion by now, if he's someone you knew when you were here before.



** On that note, the ending of the castle fight scene. A bunch of Narnians are trapped in the castle, and as Peter looks back, he realizes one of Glenstorm's sons are trapped in the castle. The look on his face when he turns around is heartbreaking.

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** On that note, * TimeSkip: The sequel starts one year after the ending of Pevensies' adventures in ''The Lion, the castle fight scene. A bunch of Narnians are trapped in Witch and the castle, and as Peter looks back, he realizes one of Glenstorm's sons are trapped in the castle. Wardrobe.'' The look on his face when he turns around is heartbreaking.same TimeSkip has been much, much greater in Narnia.
25th Oct '15 4:24:02 PM LBHills
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* AgeLift: Caspian in the book is simply described as a boy as old as Peter - though the BBC adaptation depicted him as a young boy. The film ages him up considerably.



* BadassLongcoat: Miraz sports one in the Walden Media film.

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* BadassLongcoat: Miraz sports one in the Walden Media film.



* CompositeCharacter: In the film Lord Glozelle and the unnamed Telmarine who takes up Aslan's offer of going back into the island from whence the Telmarines first came are combined. This is achieved by giving Glozelle AdaptationalHeroism, portraying him as a reluctant follower of Miraz.
** Dr Cornelius is combined with Caspian's nurse (who is the one that first told him stories about Narnia's history).



* {{Flynning}}: Surprisingly enough, averted in the duel scene, which features the fighters targeting unarmoured body parts, half-swording, shield bashing and lots of grappling.
** In the book Lewis is careful to tell his young readers that what Caspian is taught isn't ''fencing'' but ''sword-fighting'', which only superficially resembles the former.

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* {{Flynning}}: Surprisingly enough, averted in the duel scene, which features the fighters targeting unarmoured body parts, half-swording, shield bashing and lots of grappling.
** In the book
Subverted. Lewis is careful to tell his young readers that what Caspian is taught isn't ''fencing'' but ''sword-fighting'', which only superficially resembles the former.



* {{Herald}}: Caspian with Susan's horn

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* {{Herald}}: Caspian with Susan's hornhorn.



* MyMasterRightOrWrong: Glozelle.

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* MyMasterRightOrWrong: Glozelle.



* RageHelm: In the movie, the Telmarine armies.
** In the behind-the-scenes material, it is explained that the helmets were used to make the Telmarines look less human and thus make [[WhatMeasureIsAMook mowing down scores of them less morally questionable.]]
* ReasoningWithGod: Reepicheep manages to convince Aslan to miraculously restore his severed tail. In a slight aversion, Aslan is persuaded not by Reepicheep's arguments or appeals to dignity, but by the love the other talking mice show for Reep when they prepare to cut off their own tails rather than have an honor that is denied to the chief mouse.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Trumpkin gets a short but effective one in the film; when he's brought before Miraz and Miraz hits him across the face for pretty much no reason, he gives the king a DeathGlare and simply says "And you wonder why we don't ''like'' you?"

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* RageHelm: In the movie, the Telmarine armies.
** In the behind-the-scenes material, it is explained that the helmets were used to make the Telmarines look less human and thus make [[WhatMeasureIsAMook mowing down scores of them less morally questionable.]]
* ReasoningWithGod: Reepicheep manages to convince Aslan to miraculously restore his severed tail. In a slight aversion, Aslan is persuaded not by Reepicheep's arguments logic or appeals to dignity, but by the love the other talking mice show for Reep their Chief when they prepare to cut off their own tails rather than have an honor that is denied to the chief mouse.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Trumpkin gets a short but effective one in the film; when he's brought before Miraz and Miraz hits him across the face for pretty much no reason, he gives the king a DeathGlare and simply says "And you wonder why we don't ''like'' you?"
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* ShoutOut: Ben Barnes said his accent was essentially an imitation of [[Film/ThePrincessBride Inigo Montaya]].



* SoWhatDoWeDoNow: At the beginning of the film, Peter in particular is none too happy to be a young teen dealing with stupid schoolboys again, as opposed to a full-grown man and a king
* SparedByTheAdaptation: [[spoiler: Glozelle]].
* SpareToTheThrone: In the backstory, Miraz, who killed Caspian's father to take the throne. In a way, he kept Caspian alive afterwards to function as this - if Miraz would die, at least the crown would stay in the family. The vent that kicks off the main plot is that Miraz has a son, who would become this trope to Caspian... [[TheUsurper unless Caspian were to die first]].
* TheStarscream:
** In the film, Lord Sopespian and Lord Glozelle seek to overthrow King Miraz by provoking him into accepting Peter's challenge of a mano-a-mano sword fight in hopes that he'll be killed. [[spoiler:When this doesn't happen, Sopesian stabs Miraz in the back. Glozelle gets a HeelFaceTurn, though.]]
** In the book, [[spoiler: Glozelle is the one who stabs Miraz to death, as revenge for his ex-leader insulting him before the duel with Peter takes place. Both him and Sopesian end up killed in battle.]]

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* SoWhatDoWeDoNow: At the beginning of the film, Peter in particular is none too happy to be a young teen dealing with stupid schoolboys again, as opposed to a full-grown man and a king
* SparedByTheAdaptation: [[spoiler: Glozelle]].
* SpareToTheThrone: In the backstory, Miraz, who killed Caspian's father to take the throne. In a way, he kept Caspian alive afterwards to function as this - if Miraz would die, at least the crown would stay in the family. The vent event that kicks off the main plot is that Miraz has a son, who would become this trope to Caspian... [[TheUsurper unless Caspian were to die first]].
* TheStarscream:
** In the film, Lord Sopespian and Lord Glozelle seek to overthrow King Miraz by provoking him into accepting Peter's challenge of a mano-a-mano sword fight in hopes that he'll be killed. [[spoiler:When this doesn't happen, Sopesian stabs Miraz in the back. Glozelle gets a HeelFaceTurn, though.]]
** In the book,
TheStarscream: [[spoiler: Glozelle is the one who stabs Miraz to death, as revenge for his ex-leader insulting him before the duel with Peter takes place. Both him He and Sopesian Sopespian both end up killed in battle.]]



* WhatMeasureIsAMook: The good-hearted prince of a [[TheEmpire rather evil empire]] is about to be disposed of by [[TheUsurper the evil uncle]] who [[YouKilledMyFather killed his father]] and took his throne, so he organizes a daring night raid to infiltrate the castle, kill the usurper in his bed, and retake the kingdom in a matter of minutes. [[IfYouKillHimYouWillBeJustLikeHim Just as he's about to pull the trigger]], his uncle [[YourApprovalFillsMeWithShame congratulates him on finally showing some spine, and being worthy of the throne he's about to take.]] [[ReversePsychology Horrified]], [[GoodIsDumb he aborts the entire operation]], risking all of their lives with a fighting retreat and wasting countless man-, woman-, and minotaur-hours of preparation and execution. This also leads directly to the final showdown, the deaths of many of Caspian's allies, and [[WhatMeasureIsAMook the decimation of an opposing army]] that was, [[MyCountryRightOrWrong for better or worse]], [[JustFollowingOrders just following the orders of their king]] (and likely [[YouHaveFailedMe facing execution for any disobedience]]). The RageHelm entry even mentions how they [[RedShirt deliberately dehumanized the Telmarine army]] to make the protagonists seem justified in causing hundreds of deaths by the act of sparing one tyrant. This is presented as having been the honorable way for Caspian to reclaim his throne, with the opening of the next movie deliberately illustrating how seamlessly Caspian took the reins and pacified the realm.
** Although see DecapitatedArmy above: There's no guarantee that assassinating Miraz will see everyone instantly accept Caspian and his Narnian allies as the new regime, especially with a couple of [[TheDragon Dragons]] [[DragonAscendant waiting to take his place]]. (It should be added all this only applies to the film: The book and BBC adaptation have a much simpler failed ambush where Caspian never has the opportunity to kill Miraz.)
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