History Literature / RangersApprentice

15th Apr '18 8:04:29 AM MasterFuzzy
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* BashBrothers: Will and Horace develop into this.



** For Halt - Old Joe Smoke. Don't play it. Also, don't hurt Will, or Horace, or Abelard. And don't be an idiot. And [[TooDumbToLive do NOT]] insult Lady Pauline. You will be thrown in the moat. Finally, anyone mentioning his seasickness would do well to safeguard their helmet. Halt's vomit can really stain.

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** For Halt - Old Joe Smoke. Don't play it. Also, don't hurt Will, or Horace, or Abelard. And don't be an idiot. And [[TooDumbToLive do NOT]] insult Lady Pauline. You will be thrown in the moat. Finally, (though this is mostly PlayedForLaugs) anyone mentioning his seasickness would do well to safeguard their helmet. Halt's vomit can really stain.



* CannotTellAJoke: {{Inverted|Trope}} by Baron Arald. He keeps telling jokes--pretty good ones, at that--but everyone [[NoSenseOfHumor takes him too seriously]] all the time to get them. Lady Pauline gets them, but chooses not to laugh.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: In Book 4, Duncan's mother is mentioned by Cassandra as having "a face like a robber's dog, and a temperament to match." The second prequel, however, has a short [=POV=] sequence from the Queen Mother's point of view, which seems to portray her as a kind and gentle woman. Of course, it's possible that this is justified-either she became nastier later in life, or Cassandra just disliked her for some reason, or perhaps she really ''is'' that nasty and just doesn't realize it herself-POV sequences aren't always honest, after all.

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* CannotTellAJoke: {{Inverted|Trope}} by Baron Arald. He keeps telling jokes--pretty good ones, at that--but everyone [[NoSenseOfHumor takes him too seriously]] all the time to get them. Lady Pauline gets and Lady Sandra get them, but chooses choose not to laugh.
* CharacterizationMarchesOn: In Book 4, Duncan's mother is mentioned by Cassandra as having "a face like a robber's dog, and a temperament to match." The second prequel, however, has a short [=POV=] sequence from the Queen Mother's point of view, which seems to portray her as a kind and gentle woman. Of course, it's possible that this is justified-either she became nastier later in life, or Cassandra just disliked her for some reason, or perhaps she really ''is'' that nasty and just doesn't realize it herself-POV herself-[[UnreliableNarrator POV sequences aren't always honest, after all. all.]]



* ComplexityAddiction: Morgarath would be a much better {{Chessmaster}} if he didn't suffer from this.



* DarkerAndEdgier: Book 9, in which Halt is [[spoiler: mortally wounded by a poisoned arrow. He gets better, but his recovery is PlayedForDrama, and it looked as if the author would be invoking AnyoneCanDie.]]



* RememberTheNewGuy: Lady Sandra, Arald's wife, never appeared or was even mentioned before Book 7. A downplayed example since there's not much reason for her to have appeared previously-and it's possible that she and Arald may have married in between Books 4 and 7.



* ShipperOnDeck: Arald has always been one for Halt and Pauline, while both of them ship Will/Alyss. It's also implied that Duncan is this for Horace/Cassandra.

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* ShipperOnDeck: Arald has always been one for Halt and Pauline, while both of them ship Will/Alyss. It's also implied that Duncan is this for Horace/Cassandra.Horace/Cassandra, and Alyss joins him in this after she gets over her [[GreenEyedMonster jealousy]]. Meanwhile, Horace is also an avid shipper of Will/Alyss.
* ShipTease: Some between Horace and Jenny in Book 1, though they end up with different people and remain JustFriends.



* TimeSkip: Two:

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* TimeSkip: Two:Two or three, depening on how one counts:
7th Mar '18 10:17:12 AM MasterFuzzy
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* TheAce: Will is said to be one of the most skilled Rangers alive, and Horace is a MasterSwordsman on par with the very best.



* BadassNormal: The Rangers and knights are highly skilled warriors with no magical powers whatsoever, but still are very, ''very'' dangerous.



* BowAndSwordInAccord: Gilan. He's the only Ranger trained in swordsmanship.

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* BowAndSwordInAccord: Gilan. He's the only Ranger trained in swordsmanship. This is {{Justified}} because most Rangers don't have time to study other weapons as well.



* BroughtDownToNormal: In Book Four, Will is still suffering the aftereffects of drug addiction and has lost his Ranger conditionin.

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** In Book 2, Gilan sarcastically tells Will that, if he's confronted with an angry axeman on top of a cliff and his bow is broken, to jump off the cliff. In Book 11, this exact situation occurs, which is lampshaded by Will.
** In Book 1, Will tries to shoot a longbow without wearing an armguard, and [[RealityEnsues gets hurt]]. This comes up again when he's teaching [[spoiler: Maddie]], who makes fun of him for it.
* BroughtDownToNormal: In Book Four, Will is still suffering the aftereffects of drug addiction and has lost his Ranger conditionin.conditioning.



* CainAndAbel: [[spoiler:Ferris and Halt]].

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* CainAndAbel: [[spoiler:Ferris and Halt]].Halt]], with the latter being the Abel-though, thankfully, he survived.
* CallBack: In Book 11, Will remembers [[BrickJoke Gilan's advice about dealing with an angry axeman]].
** Mention is made of the events in Macindaw in Book 9, serving as a ChekovsGun (see below).
** Arald calls back to Cassandra's capture in Book 7.



** Also, Horace points out Macindaw in Book 9, and Will later rides there to recruit Malcolm.



** For those who don't get it: warmweed is a marijuana-like substance that fills your body with the sensation of warmth. Since it's only known to grow in Skandia, where it's winter pretty much all year round and the slaves there tend not to have much in the way of keeping warm, it is ''very'' easy to get addicted to. Once it happens, you gradually lose your sense of who you were, forget those closest to you, focus only on the drug, etc., until you become an EmptyShell.

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** For those who don't get it: warmweed Warmweed is a marijuana-like substance that fills your body with the sensation of warmth. Since it's only known to grow in Skandia, where it's winter pretty much all year round and the slaves there tend not to have much in the way of keeping warm, it is ''very'' easy to get addicted to. Once it happens, you gradually lose your sense of who you were, forget those closest to you, focus only on the drug, etc., until you become an EmptyShell.



* MoralDissonance: In Book One, Halt tells Will "If you had lied [about stealing some cakes from the castle kitchens], you never would have become my apprentice." This despite Halt doing several worse things over the course of the series, such as having forged copies of several world leaders' personal seals, including that of his own king. What makes lying about stealing the cakes so bad? [[FridgeLogic If Will had lied, he would have been doing so to avoid taking responsibility for his actions, making him no better than a petty thief. Halt, meanwhile, had performed his deeds to better serve his country]]. Deceit isn't necessarily a bad thing, but it can be if you're doing it for selfish reasons.

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* MoralDissonance: In Book One, Halt tells Will "If you had lied [about stealing some cakes from the castle kitchens], you never would have become my apprentice." This despite Halt doing several worse things over the course of the series, such as having forged copies of several world leaders' personal seals, including that of his own king. What makes lying about stealing the cakes so bad? [[FridgeLogic [[FridgeBrilliance If Will had lied, he would have been doing so to avoid taking responsibility for his actions, making him no better than a petty thief. Halt, meanwhile, had performed his deeds to better serve his country]]. Deceit isn't necessarily a bad thing, but it can be if you're doing it for selfish reasons.



* OddFriendship: Horace and Will.

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* OddFriendship: Horace and Will.Will; Horace started out as a bully and JerkJock before [[TookALevelInKindness taking a few levels in humility and kindness]].



** Also subverted in ''Royal Ranger'': [[spoiler:Madelyn is completely incapacitated by a javelin in her thigh, even though it misses anything important]].

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** Also subverted in ''Royal Ranger'': [[spoiler:Madelyn is completely incapacitated by a javelin in her thigh, even though it misses anything important]].important]] Indeed, the wound is stated to still occasionally trouble her even years later.



** Crowley's complete inability[=/=]desire to keep the Ranger graduation serious, instead mumbling and bumbling and throwing pieces of paper around.
--> "What's wrong? Did I miss something? Oh, of course! You'll need your silver...geegaws, won't you? Well, might as well hand 'em over."
** Every single time an apprentice is given a horse, they immediately try and mount it without waiting for the passphrase, then get bucked off. [[PuncuatedForEmphasis Every. Single. Time.]]



* ToBeAMaster: Every one of the young characters in his own profession: Will as a ranger, Horace as a knight, Alyss as a diplomat--and Cassandra as a ruler.

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* ToBeAMaster: Every one of the young characters in his their own profession: Will as a ranger, Ranger, Horace as a knight, Alyss as a diplomat--and Cassandra as a ruler.ruler. Jenny and George are also implied to follow this path.
22nd Feb '18 7:46:14 AM MasterFuzzy
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* CharacterizationMarchesOn: In Book 4, Duncan's mother is mentioned by Cassandra as having "a face like a robber's dog, and a temperament to match." The second prequel, however, has a short [=POV=] sequence from the Queen Mother's point of view, which seems to portray her as a kind and gentle woman. Of course, it's possible that this is justified-either she became nastier later in life, or Cassandra just disliked her for some reason, or perhaps she really ''is'' that nasty and just doesn't realize it herself-POV sequences aren't always honest, after all.



* CrusadingWidower: [[spoiler:Will becomes this in Book 12 after finding out his wife Alyss died in an inn fire trying to save a child trapped inside. He becomes absolutely obsessed with finding out who set the inn on fire so he can take his revenge]].

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* CrusadingWidower: [[spoiler:Will [[spoiler:Will]] becomes this in Book 12 after finding out his wife Alyss died in an inn fire trying to save a child trapped inside. He becomes absolutely obsessed with finding out who set the inn on fire so he can take his revenge]].revenge.


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* PlatonicLifePartners: Horace and Alyss have absolutely no romantic feelings for each other, and after Book 4, Will and Cassandra show no romantic feelings for one another either (though [[GreenEyedMonster Alyss]] is WrongGenreSavvy and takes a while to understand this).
20th Feb '18 7:59:32 AM MasterFuzzy
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'''Beware, spoilers for Books 1-7 are UNMARKED'''



* AbhorrentAdmirer: [[spoiler:Keren]] to Alyss.
* ActionGirl: Evanlyn[[spoiler:/Princess Cassandra]], particularly in Book Seven. Alyss also knows how to use a knife with ease. Diplomats have to fight sometimes too.

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* AbhorrentAdmirer: [[spoiler:Keren]] Keren to Alyss.
* ActionGirl: Evanlyn[[spoiler:/Princess Cassandra]], Evanlyn/Princess Cassandra, particularly in Book Seven. Alyss also knows how to use a knife with ease. Diplomats have to fight sometimes too.



* AlasPoorVillain: [[spoiler:Sir Keren]] is genuinely regretting his actions even before things start going badly for him. You almost feel he can be redeemed with time, right up until his [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath Family-Unfriendly]] DisneyVillainDeath.

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* AlasPoorVillain: [[spoiler:Sir Keren]] Sir Keren is genuinely regretting his actions even before things start going badly for him. You almost feel he can be redeemed with time, right up until his [[FamilyUnfriendlyDeath Family-Unfriendly]] DisneyVillainDeath.



** [[spoiler:Will and Evanlyn]] are this in Book 2 when they [[spoiler: burn the bridge down]].
** Halt and Horace are this in Book 4 to Will and Evanlyn [[spoiler: and just barely manage to get their in time, as per the usual for this trope]].
*** Subverted with [[spoiler: Halt for Will in Book 2]] and [[spoiler: Halt and Horace for Will and Evanlyn]] in Book 3
*** Played straight in Book 4 with [[spoiler:Halt, Horace, Will, and Evanlyn in regards to ''the entire Skandian race'']].

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** [[spoiler:Will Will and Evanlyn]] Evanlyn are this in Book 2 when they [[spoiler: burn the bridge down]].
** Halt and Horace are this in Book 4 to Will and Evanlyn [[spoiler: and just barely manage to get their in time, as per the usual for this trope]].
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*** Subverted with [[spoiler: Halt for Will in Book 2]] 2 and [[spoiler: Halt and Horace for Will and Evanlyn]] Evanlyn in Book 3
*** Played straight in Book 4 with [[spoiler:Halt, Halt, Horace, Will, and Evanlyn in regards to ''the entire Skandian race'']].race''.



** Halt's frequently-assumed pseudonym, "Arratay", is pronounced suspiciously close to "[[GratuitousFrench arretez]]". Guess what it means. [[spoiler:[[DontExplainTheJoke It means "stop!" Or... Halt.]]]]

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** Halt's frequently-assumed pseudonym, "Arratay", is pronounced suspiciously close to "[[GratuitousFrench arretez]]". Guess what it means. [[spoiler:[[DontExplainTheJoke [[DontExplainTheJoke It means "stop!" Or... Halt.]]]]]]



** Averted by Halt in Book Three, when he does bad things like forging documents to be able to [[spoiler: save Will and Evanlyn]].

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** Averted by Halt in Book Three, when he does bad things like forging documents to be able to [[spoiler: save Will and Evanlyn]].Evanlyn.



* BoomHeadshot: Well, more like "Thwack, Headshot"; since this is set long before the invention of modern firearms. And, surprisingly enough, it's not a Ranger that makes the epic headshot in Book Seven that took down the Tualaghi warlord. [[spoiler:It was Evanlyn/Princess Cassandra with her sling]].

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* BoomHeadshot: Well, more like "Thwack, Headshot"; since this is set long before the invention of modern firearms. And, surprisingly enough, it's not a Ranger that makes the epic headshot in Book Seven that took down the Tualaghi warlord. [[spoiler:It It was Evanlyn/Princess Cassandra with her sling]].sling.



* BroughtDownToNormal: In Book Four, [[spoiler:Will is still suffering the aftereffects of drug addiction and has lost his Ranger conditioning]].

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* BroughtDownToNormal: In Book Four, [[spoiler:Will Will is still suffering the aftereffects of drug addiction and has lost his Ranger conditioning]].conditionin.



* CannotSpitItOut: A hopelessly-complicated mutual example with [[spoiler:Will and Alyss]] at the end of Book Six.

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* CannotSpitItOut: A hopelessly-complicated mutual example with [[spoiler:Will Will and Alyss]] Alyss at the end of Book Six.



* ChekhovsGun: Evanlyn's[[spoiler:/Princess Cassandra's]] new belt and necklace in Book Seven.
* ChekhovsSkill: In ''The Burning Bridge'', Will and Horace are taught the double knife defense. Near the end, Horace uses the skill to win a duel [[spoiler:against Morgarath]].

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* ChekhovsGun: Evanlyn's[[spoiler:/Princess Cassandra's]] Evanlyn's/Princess Cassandra's new belt and necklace in Book Seven.
* ChekhovsSkill: In ''The Burning Bridge'', Will and Horace are taught the double knife defense. Near the end, Horace uses the skill to win a duel [[spoiler:against Morgarath]].against Morgarath.



* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: In Book Six, [[spoiler:Sir Keren]] gets acid thrown in his face and then [[DisneyVillainDeath falls through a tower window to the flagstones below]].

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* FamilyUnfriendlyDeath: In Book Six, [[spoiler:Sir Keren]] Sir Keren gets acid thrown in his face and then [[DisneyVillainDeath falls through a tower window to the flagstones below]].



* GreyAndGrayMorality: Most of the rangers, at least the ones mentioned in the books. [[spoiler:Will begins to show a bit of this trope, considering he gives a man into slavery in Skandia. Granted, [[KickTheSonOfABitch the man nearly disemboweled one of his dogs and is suspected for a large string of murders]]]].
** [[spoiler:More importantly, he knew a extremely dangerous secret and was threatening to sell it to the highest bidder. Alyss's first suggestion was to slit his throat to keep him from talking.]]
* HappilyMarried: [[spoiler:Halt and Lady Pauline]]. And by the eleventh book, [[spoiler:Horace and Evanlyn/Princess Cassandra, Will and Alyss]].
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Erak, and, with him, most of the Skandians]].

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* GreyAndGrayMorality: Most of the rangers, at least the ones mentioned in the books. [[spoiler:Will Will begins to show a bit of this trope, considering he gives a man into slavery in Skandia. Granted, [[KickTheSonOfABitch the man nearly disemboweled one of his dogs and is suspected for a large string of murders]]]].
murders]].
** [[spoiler:More More importantly, he knew a extremely dangerous secret and was threatening to sell it to the highest bidder. Alyss's first suggestion was to slit his throat to keep him from talking.]]
talking.
* HappilyMarried: [[spoiler:Halt Halt and Lady Pauline]].Pauline. And by the eleventh book, [[spoiler:Horace and Evanlyn/Princess Cassandra, Will and Alyss]].
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Erak, Erak, and, with him, most of the Skandians]].Skandians.



* HypnotizeThePrincess: Happens to [[spoiler:Alyss]] in Book Five and Book Six.
* TheExile: Happens to [[spoiler: Halt. He invokes it on purpose so he can go and search for Will, who was captured by the Skandians.]]

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* HypnotizeThePrincess: Happens to [[spoiler:Alyss]] Alyss in Book Five and Book Six.
* TheExile: Happens to [[spoiler: Halt. He invokes it on purpose so he can go and search for Will, who was captured by the Skandians.]]



* JerkJock: Horace, as Will thinks of him in the first book. [[spoiler:He's really more of a LovableJock after his CharacterDevelopment arc in the same book]].

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* JerkJock: Horace, as Will thinks of him in the first book. [[spoiler:He's He's really more of a LovableJock after his CharacterDevelopment arc in the same book]].book.



* LoveEpiphany: [[spoiler:Alyss and Will]]. Followed by LoveConfession.
* LoveLetter: At the end of book six, between [[spoiler:Alyss and Will]].

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* LoveEpiphany: [[spoiler:Alyss Alyss and Will]].Will. Followed by LoveConfession.
* LoveLetter: At the end of book six, between [[spoiler:Alyss Alyss and Will]].Will.



* MeaningfulName: In-universe, the surname Will is given at his Ranger ceremony is [[spoiler:Treaty, in honor of the peace treaty he negotiated with the Skandians, which would be a very important milestone in Araluan history]].

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* MeaningfulName: In-universe, the surname Will is given at his Ranger ceremony is [[spoiler:Treaty, Treaty, in honor of the peace treaty he negotiated with the Skandians, which would be a very important milestone in Araluan history]].history.



* RescueRomance: [[spoiler:Alyss and Will]].

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* RescueRomance: [[spoiler:Alyss Alyss and Will]].Will in Book 6, and gender-inverted by [[spoiler: Cassandra and Horace]] in Book 10.



** Also, Horace's status as a BigEater, to the point where it becomes an AffectionateNickname amongst the Nihon-Jan.



* [[spoiler:SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome: Alyss in Book 12. Liam too]].

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* [[spoiler:SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome: SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome: [[spoiler: Alyss in Book 12. Liam too]].



** Although, unlike Aragorn, he [[spoiler:doesn't take the throne, even when it seems logical to do so]].

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** Although, unlike Aragorn, he [[spoiler:doesn't [[spoiler: doesn't take the throne, even when it seems logical to do so]].



* TurnInYourBadge: Happens to [[spoiler:Halt]] in book three after his refusal to fulfill his order.

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* TurnInYourBadge: Happens to [[spoiler:Halt]] Halt in book three after his refusal to fulfill his order.order. Thankfully, he gets it back.



* VictoriousChildhoodFriend: [[spoiler:Alyss and Will]].

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* VictoriousChildhoodFriend: [[spoiler:Alyss Alyss and Will]].Will.



* WeHaveReserves: This is basically how the [[spoiler:Temujai]] fight in a nutshell.

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* WeHaveReserves: This is basically how the [[spoiler:Temujai]] Temujai fight in a nutshell.



* WorthyOpponent: A few of these, most notably Erak the ProudWarriorRaceGuy [[spoiler:who later becomes a close ally of the protagonists]], and Selethen, [[spoiler:who ends up the GracefulLoser]], and also a close ally.

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* WorthyOpponent: A few of these, most notably Erak the ProudWarriorRaceGuy [[spoiler:who who later becomes a close ally of the protagonists]], protagonists, and Selethen, [[spoiler:who who ends up the GracefulLoser]], GracefulLoser, and also a close ally.
14th Feb '18 8:01:57 AM MasterFuzzy
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John Flanagan has announced that he plans to end the series there. Considering he said the same thing about the tenth book, some fans hold onto hope that there will be more. It also produced a SpinOff, the [[Literature/{{Brotherband}} Brotherband Chronicles.]]

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John Flanagan has announced that he plans to end the series there. Considering he said the same thing about the tenth book, book (and the twelfth!), some fans hold onto hope that there will be more. It also produced a SpinOff, the [[Literature/{{Brotherband}} Brotherband Chronicles.]]



* ActionSurvivor: Malcolm and Alyss are both this trope, as neither is much of a fighter (even in Book 10, Alyss is described and shown as being a mediocre swords-woman at best).



* {{Ambadassador}}: Cassandra, an ActionGirl who's also a very perceptive and skilled diplomat. Just ask Selethen.



* InstantWakingSkills: The Rangers do this, but it is highly stressed that they aren't at full "alertness" yet.

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* InstantWakingSkills: The Rangers do this, but [[RealityEnsues it is highly stressed that they aren't at full "alertness" yet.yet]].



* KarmicDeath: Fenris.

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* KarmicDeath: Fenris.Ferris.



** There seems to be some magic, but ''very'' little of it is mentioned. Averted by [[BigBad Morgarath]] and his mind control over the Wargal hordes in the first book.

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** There seems to be some magic, but ''very'' little of it is mentioned. Averted by [[BigBad Morgarath]] and his mind control over the Wargal hordes in the first book.book, though other characters view it as nothing more than larg-scale mesmerism, while the barrow-wight Will met is dismissed as JustADream.



* MagicRealism: The only supernatural elements in the series are Lord Morgarath's armies and the [[OurWightsAreDifferent barrow-wight]] that Will catches a glimpse of while waking up in ''Halt's Peril''.

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* MagicRealism: The only supernatural elements in the series are Lord Morgarath's armies and the [[OurWightsAreDifferent barrow-wight]] that Will catches a glimpse of while waking up in ''Halt's Peril''.Peril'' (and the latter he dismisses as his nightmares).



* MauveShirt: Shukin gets just enough time to be likable before his HeroicSacrifice.



* TheMedic: Malcolm fills this trope perfectly.



* MustHaveCaffeine: Will, Gilan, and, to a lesser extent, Horace are all huge fans of coffee. Halt also loves coffee, but doesn't show it much, being TheStoic. With honey, no less.

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* MustHaveCaffeine: Will, Gilan, and, to a lesser extent, Horace are all huge fans of coffee. Halt also loves coffee, coffee (with honey, no less), but doesn't show it much, being TheStoic. With honey, no less.



* OnlyAFleshWound: Horace receives minor injuries multiple times, and is mostly able to shrug them off and continue fighting. Examples are during the storm of Macindaw, the final fight in ''Erak's Ransom'' and others.

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* OnlyAFleshWound: Horace receives minor injuries multiple times, and is mostly able to shrug them off and continue fighting. Examples are during the storm of Macindaw, the final fight in ''Erak's Ransom'' Ransom,'' and others.



* OnlyOne: Halt and his apprentices are perhaps the only Rangers to have ever accomplished anything in the history of Araluen.
** We just don't know about the other stuff because they keep it secret.
** ''The Lost Stories'' also gives a hint as to why: King Duncan's father practically destroyed the Ranger Corps due to Morgarath's shenanigans. Most Rangers are hardly more experienced than Will, without his advantage of being personally trained by Halt. Heck, he, Crowley, and a few other Rangers re-founded the Ranger Corps!



* PetTheDog: Again, literally--Will's acquaintance with Shadow begins when he heals her injuries.

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* PetTheDog: Again, literally--Will's Literally--Will's acquaintance with Shadow begins when he heals her injuries.



** Going on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge is a heck of a lot harder when you don't know where your target is. Also, if you have a duty, your boss is not going to let you put that aside and pursue your personal vendetta.
** As TeachMeHowToFight notes below, wanting to help others defend their country is great. But you're not going to pick up archery skills just by wanting to, as Will himself discovered earlier in the book.
** Once you get used to a certain kind of weapon, you have to remember ''not'' to rely solely on muscle memory when using a new one, as Will discovers in Book 5.



** In Book Seven, it's shown that Will would literally rather die of thirst, having gotten hopelessly lost in the desert, than disappoint Halt.

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** In Book Seven, it's shown that Will would literally rather die of thirst, having gotten hopelessly lost in the desert, than disappoint Halt. Then again, he isn't exactly thinking logically at the time.
7th Feb '18 12:47:59 PM Discar
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** It may be safer to call Araluen a [[TheKingdom standard medieval fantasy kingdom]].

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** It may be safer to call Araluen a [[TheKingdom [[TheGoodKingdom standard medieval fantasy kingdom]].
23rd Dec '17 4:28:13 PM MasterFuzzy
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* ImprobableWeapon: The common wooden ladle is referred to as an unofficial staff of office for both Master Chubb and his apprentice, Jenny. Partly [[{{Justified}} justified]] in that they are good-sized ladles, and also ''solid'', making them decent impromptu clubs.

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* ImprobableWeapon: The common wooden ladle is referred to as an unofficial staff of office for both Master Chubb and his apprentice, Jenny. Partly [[{{Justified}} justified]] in that they are good-sized ladles, and also ''solid'', making them decent impromptu clubs. Lady Sandra also implies that she might use one on Arald if he has a foot in mouth moment.



* ShorterMeansSmarter.

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* ShorterMeansSmarter.ShipperOnDeck: Arald has always been one for Halt and Pauline, while both of them ship Will/Alyss. It's also implied that Duncan is this for Horace/Cassandra.
* ShorterMeansSmarter: Played straight with the Rangers, averted with Horace, Morgarath, and Duncan.



* UndyingLoyalty: Will and Gilan both have this to Halt.



* VillainDecay: The [[strike:Mongols]] Temujai go from "Holy Shit, an army of soldiers where Halt came from!" when hinted in the first book to mooks on horseback after they are shot down by the platoon by previously weed-addicted peasants with a few weeks of training. Every last one of their efforts in Book Four are neatly countered before they can be used to any advantage, thanks to the power of Rangers, Luck, and Rangers. It is mentioned that, had the Skandians fought the way they expected them to, the Temujai would have won handily. Unfortunately (for the Temujai), the Skandians had a man who knew how to counter the tactics used by the Temujai: Halt.

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* VillainDecay: The [[strike:Mongols]] Temujai go from "Holy Shit, an army of soldiers where Halt came from!" when hinted in the first book to mooks on horseback after they are shot down by the platoon by previously weed-addicted peasants with a few weeks of training. Every last one of their efforts in Book Four are neatly countered before they can be used to any advantage, thanks to the power of Rangers, Luck, and Rangers. It is mentioned that, had the Skandians fought the way they expected them to, the Temujai would have won handily. Unfortunately (for the Temujai), the Skandians had a man who knew how to counter the tactics used by the Temujai: Halt.Halt, which can justify this to some extent.
13th Dec '17 8:10:06 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* ''The Tournament at Gorlan''[[note]] Takes place before Book 1
* ''The Battle of Hackham Heath'' [[note]] Takes place between "The Tournament at Gorlan" and Book 1.[[/note]]

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* ''The Tournament at Gorlan''[[note]] Takes place before Book 1
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* ''The Battle of Hackham Heath'' [[note]] Takes place between "The Tournament at Gorlan" and Book 1.[[/note]]
1[[/note]]
13th Dec '17 8:08:45 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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13th Dec '17 8:08:28 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* ''The Battle of Hackham Heath'' [[note]] Takes place between "The Tournament at Gorlan" and Book 1

John Flanagan has announced that he plans to end the series there. Considering he said the same thing about the tenth book, some fans hold onto hope that there will be more. It also produced a SpinOff, the [[Literature/Brotherband Brotherband Chronicles.]]

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* ''The Battle of Hackham Heath'' [[note]] Takes place between "The Tournament at Gorlan" and Book 1

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John Flanagan has announced that he plans to end the series there. Considering he said the same thing about the tenth book, some fans hold onto hope that there will be more. It also produced a SpinOff, the [[Literature/Brotherband [[Literature/{{Brotherband}} Brotherband Chronicles.]]
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