History Literature / RumoAndHisMiraculousAdventures

7th Dec '16 9:37:31 AM Doug86
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* ShoutOut: The book contains many references to NorseMythology, such as a sentient tree called Ygg Drasil, the underground kingdom of Hel, and a minor character called Nagelfar the Ferryman.

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* ShoutOut: The book contains many references to NorseMythology, Myth/NorseMythology, such as a sentient tree called Ygg Drasil, the underground kingdom of Hel, and a minor character called Nagelfar the Ferryman.
5th Nov '16 6:35:59 PM dlchen145
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* MookHorrorShow: The [[AlwaysChaoticEvil Demonocles]] find themselves on the receiving end of this, courtesy of [[{{Badass}} Rumo]].

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* MookHorrorShow: The [[AlwaysChaoticEvil Demonocles]] find themselves on the receiving end of this, courtesy of [[{{Badass}} Rumo]].Rumo.
5th Nov '16 5:55:24 PM dlchen145
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* BadAss: [[TheHero Rumo]], [[TheBerserker Rolv]], [[MinoredInAsskicking DeLucca]], and [[MartialPacifist Urs]], but [[ProudWarriorRace Wolpertings]] in general are brave and tough, and nearly all are superb fighters.
1st Oct '16 6:07:03 AM Sarcasmosuchus
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* ApocalypticLog: Kolibri's journal, which details his scientific experiments in Murkholm as he gradually descends into madness.

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* ApocalypticLog: Kolibri's journal, which details his scientific experiments in Murkholm as he gradually descends into madness.madness, and ends with [[spoiler:his abduction into the Netherworld]].



* BigBrotherInstinct: Rolv is fiercely protective of Rala. Needless to say, he's less than thrilled with Rumo's crush on her.



* BrainsAndBrawn: Rumo and Smyke on their travels through southern Zamonia, with Smyke as the brains and Rumo as the muscle.

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* BrainsAndBrawn: Rumo and Smyke have this dynamic on their travels through southern Zamonia, with Smyke as the brains and Rumo as the muscle.



* DeathByIrony:
** [[spoiler:General Tick-Tock kills his last victim, Ushan [=DeLucca=], by ripping out his heart, only to be killed by Rumo in the same way shortly afterwards.]]
** [[spoiler:Gornab's HairTriggerTemper becomes is downfall when he kills one of his advisers in a fit of rage. The smell of blood triggers a feeding frenzy in a nearby vrahok, which promptly devours Gornab.]]
** The alchemist Tychon Zyphos, who created a SyntheticPlague as a biological weapon, was killed when General Tick-Tock decided to [[HoistByHisOwnPetard test said plague on him.]] [[spoiler:Decades later, the whole kingdom of Hel suffers the same fate after Friftar inadvertently releases the plague.]]



* DogStereotype: The various breeds of Wolpertings often conform to certain stereotypes:
** Rolv, a pitbull, is an aggressive JerkJock who's also ferociously protective of his sister.
** Rala, an Afghan, is portrayed as [[TheChick feminine]] and [[WomenAreWiser dignified]], though she can still [[ActionGirl hold her own in a fight.]]
** Ushan, a Basset, is a [[TheStoic stoic]] PerpetualFrowner with a very [[DeadpanSnarker dry sense of humour.]]
** Urs, however, completely averts the BullyBulldog stereotype by being the most [[NiceGuy amicable and relaxed person]] in the book.



* GeniusBruiser: Most Wolpertings are formidable fighters, but very intelligent, they are very talented chess fanatics for example. The mayor of wolperting is trying to support an image of wolpertings are more than just fighters, which is what they are known for throughout Zamonia. Rumo, however, is not the brightest wolperting in the world.

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* GeniusBruiser: Most Wolpertings are formidable fighters, but very intelligent, they are very talented chess fanatics for example. The mayor of wolperting Wolperting is trying to support an image of wolpertings are more than just fighters, which is what they are known for throughout Zamonia. Rumo, however, is not the brightest wolperting in the world.



* JerkJock: Rolv picks on Rumo from the very first moment they meet in school, and the two get into numerous fights with each other. [[spoiler: By the end of the book, however, they've come to respect each other.]]



* RecoveredAddict: Ushan spent his adolescent life as an alcoholic and a petty criminal, before finding his true calling in the art of fencing.

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* RecoveredAddict: Ushan spent his adolescent life as an alcoholic [[TheAlcoholic alcoholic]] and a petty criminal, before finding his true calling in the art of fencing.fencing. He was even named after a certain type of wine, but turned it into an AppropriatedAppellation.


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* SmartPeoplePlayChess: Chess is a very popular pastime among the more intellectual Wolpertings.


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* StoutStrength: Urs's love for eating clearly shows, but don't let that fool you into thinking he's slow or weak.
29th Sep '16 10:42:56 AM Sarcasmosuchus
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* ItsPersonal: During his first fight in the Theatre of Death, Urs initially staunchly refuses to resort to violence, even if it means his own death. Then he finds out that his opponent is the same man who [[YouKilledMyFather killed his adoptive father]] years ago, and a brutal CurbstompBattle ensues.
* MartialPacifist: Despite being among the most capable swordsmen in Wolperting, Urs is extremely reluctant when it comes to violence, and would much rather teach Rumo to cook than to fight.


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* UnskilledButStrong:
** Before he arrives in Wolperting and is taught how to fight by Urs and Ushan [=DeLucca=], Rumo relies on his innate strength and reflexes to overpower his enemies.
** Urs's adoptive father, Koram Marok, was a professional duelist with severely underdeveloped fighting skills, but still managed to win (or at least survive) most of his duels through his exceptional stamina and sheer stubbornness.
29th Sep '16 10:13:52 AM Sarcasmosuchus
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* BigEater: Urs loves to eat and can spend hours talking about food and cooking.



** Also [[spoiler: the skeletal yetis]] prevent Gornab's conquest of the surface by collapsing a cave roof on top of themselves.

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** Also Also, [[spoiler: the skeletal yetis]] prevent Gornab's conquest of the surface by collapsing a cave roof on top of themselves.


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* MasterSwordsman: Ushan [=DeLucca=] is reputed to be best fencer in all of Zamonia, with good reason.


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* RecoveredAddict: Ushan spent his adolescent life as an alcoholic and a petty criminal, before finding his true calling in the art of fencing.
29th Sep '16 9:48:07 AM Sarcasmosuchus
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* BloodKnight: General Tick-Tock. And how!

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* BloodKnight: BloodKnight:
** Rumo is a very benevolent example of this trope. While he loves the thrill of fighting and prefers to solve problems through physical strength rather than intellect, he doesn't kill unless it's absolutely unavoidable, and would NeverHurtAnInnocent.
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General Tick-Tock. And how!Tick-Tock, by contrast, is an outright {{Sadist}} who relishes in violence and wanton destruction. While he doesn't mind killing helpless victims, he prefers going after more challenging targets to prove his strength.


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* RoboticPsychopath: General Tick-Tock is a fully mechanical construct with the mind of a sadistic psychopath.
29th Sep '16 9:26:03 AM Sarcasmosuchus
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* AxCrazy: Gornab the 99th, Ruler of Hel.

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* AxCrazy: Gornab the 99th, Ruler of Hel.Hel, is a bloodthirsty tyrant who loves to see people kill each other.



* BeastOfBattle: The Hellings use alchemical substances to tame giant vrahoks and ride them into battle.



* TheCaligula: Gornab is so violently insane that he can barely articulate himself, let alone rule a kingdom, without the assistance of his chancellor Friftar.



* GiantEnemyCrab: The Vrahoks, which are used as [[BeastOfBattle Beasts of Battle]] by the Hellings, resemble gigantic spider crabs.

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* GiantEnemyCrab: The Vrahoks, which are used as [[BeastOfBattle Beasts of Battle]] by the Hellings, Vrahoks resemble gigantic a cross between spider crabs.crabs and jellyfish, and grow to titanic size.



* ToHellAndBack: The second half of the book.

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* ToHellAndBack: The second half of the book.book describes Rumo's descent into the Netherworld to rescue the other Wolpertings.


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* WhenTreesAttack: The nurns, who gave the Nurn Forest its name, are spider-like, predatory creatures somewhere between plants and animals. When they don't move, they are almost indistinguishable from regular trees.
29th Sep '16 9:07:29 AM Sarcasmosuchus
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* ApocalypticLog: Kolibri's journal, which details his scientific experiments in Murkholm as he gradually descends into madness.



* GeniusLoci: The Nurn Forest Oak.

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* GeniusLoci: The Nurn Forest Oak.Oak, a sentient tree with roots that reach deep into the Netherworld.



** [[spoiler:Ushan de Lucca]] dies so that Tick-Tock can't reach the other fighters to kill them.

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** [[spoiler:Ushan de Lucca]] [=DeLucca=]]] dies so that Tick-Tock can't reach the other fighters to kill them.



* OminousFog: The gloomy city of Murkholm is perpetually covered in thick fog. [[spoiler:Also qualifies as FogOfDoom, as it has a mind on its own and drives anyone not native to the area insane.]]



* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Ushan de Lucca gives one to General Tick-Tock, pointing out that no matter how many people Tick-Tock kills, he will never feel truly alive.

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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Ushan de Lucca [=DeLucca=] gives one to General Tick-Tock, pointing out that no matter how many people Tick-Tock kills, he will never feel truly alive.
15th Jul '16 5:30:59 AM Sarcasmosuchus
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* BrainsAndBrawn: Rumo and Smyke on their travels through southern Zamonia, with Smyke as the brains and Rumo as the muscle.


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* ChekhovsGun: The Non-Existent Teenies and their advanced nanotechnology are introduced in the early parts of the book as the research object of Professor Kolibri, but don't become important until the second act, when [[spoiler:their microscopic ships are used to bring Rala back from the dead]].


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* ColdBloodedTorture: The fate of anyone unlucky enough to fall into General Tick-Tock's clutches, especially poor [[spoiler:Rala]].


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* ContinuityNod:
** Professor Ostafan Kolibri is a former student of Abdullah Nightingale, who featured heavily in ''Literature/TheThirteenAndAHalfLivesOfCaptainBluebear.''
** Nightingale himself makes a short appearance at the fair in Wolperting, promoting one of his new inventions. He also expresses interest in a certain Alpine Imp whom readers of ''Bluebear'' will recognise as Fredda, one of Nightingales future students.
** Once again, Zamonium is the driving force behind a major antagonist.
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