History Literature / SeptimusHeap

17th Apr '16 12:17:41 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* EvilTaintedThePlace: In ''Flyte''. The Dark Wizard DomDaniel despite having only occupied the rooms of the Extraordinary Wizard Marcia for a few months leaves behind a nasty taint of black magic that attempts to possess Marcia when she least expects it.
27th Feb '16 4:13:18 PM Theriocephalus
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* GreenEyes: All people with at least a little training in wizardry have green eyes--if they weren't born with them, then their eyes turn green once they start using '''Magyk'''.



* PurpleEyes: Violet eyes are the sign of the RoyalBlood of the Castle.



* [[spoiler: RomanticFalseLead: Septimus spends a lot of time in ''Darke'' checking in on Syrah, who was left in a magic coma, but when she finally wakes up she no longer remembers and actively avoids him, while he starts dating another girl.]]

to:

* [[spoiler: RomanticFalseLead: [[spoiler: Septimus spends a lot of time in ''Darke'' checking in on Syrah, who was left in a magic coma, but when she finally wakes up she no longer remembers and actively avoids him, while he starts dating another girl.]]
27th Feb '16 4:04:41 PM Theriocephalus
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* BlackEyesOfEvil: The eyes of users of '''Darke Magyk''' turn dark themselves.
27th Feb '16 3:48:21 PM Theriocephalus
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* LandOfOneCity: The Castle.



* TheLostWoods: The Forest is this in spades, being a lawless wilderness well beyond the Castle's authority (despite being literally across the river from it) and home to [[ManEatingPlant carnivorous]] [[WhenTreesAttack trees]], packs of vicious wolverines, and the [[WickedWitch witches.]]



* MicroMonarchy: The Castle.

to:

* MicroMonarchy: The Castle. It's a fairly small city state, except without as much external territory as city states usually have.
29th Nov '15 12:42:49 AM JMQwilleran
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* PrincessesRule: At least for the time being, Princess Jenna is acting as queen without being crowned as one.

to:

* PrincessesRule: At least for the time being, Princess Jenna is was acting as queen without being crowned as one.one. Her coronation came in the final book of the series, ''Fyre'', and she is seen as queen in the ''[=TodHunter=] Moon'' titles.


Added DiffLines:

* RainbowSpeak: The presentation of words related to Magyk in bold. (Which has permeated this page as well)
14th Nov '15 7:01:43 AM AuraXtreme
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** At one point in ''Fyre'', Simon reacts to most horrible news with "Oh, ''Foryx''" in a way that implies he had a [[PrecisionFStrike different word with similar beginnings]] in mind.
13th Nov '15 7:20:13 PM AuraXtreme
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* AntiMagic: The Darke Vortex that [=DomDaniel=] uses to incapacitate Marcia Overstand in ''Magyk''.

to:

* AntiMagic: [[AntiMagic Anti-]]'''[[AntiMagic Magyk]]''': The Darke Vortex that [=DomDaniel=] uses to incapacitate Marcia Overstand in ''Magyk''.



* BanOnMagic: The Supreme Custodian attempted to enforce one in the Castle, without much success.

to:

* BanOnMagic: [[BanOnMagic Ban on]] '''[[BanOnMagic Magyk]]''': The Supreme Custodian attempted to enforce one in the Castle, without much success.



* DarkWorld: The Darke Halls in ''Darke'' are basically this.

to:

* DarkWorld: The Darke Halls '''Darke Halls''' in ''Darke'' are basically this.



** ''Queste:'' Merrin Meredith with Tertius Fume about a Thing and sending Septimus onto the '''Queste'''.

to:

** ''Queste:'' Merrin Meredith with Tertius Fume about a Thing '''Thing''' and sending Septimus onto the '''Queste'''.



* DieOrFly: In ''Darke'', Septimus must try the '''Flyte''' spell without its charm in order to escape from Dungeon Number One, and succeeds at it.



** The Shadow-Safe in ''Flyte'' will only work as a Shadow-Safe [[spoiler:and as a DeathTrap engineered by [=DomDaniel=]]] when it is complete, [[spoiler:and it gaining completeness is the prelude of the climax of ''Flyte''.]]

to:

** The Shadow-Safe '''Shadow-Safe''' in ''Flyte'' will only work as a Shadow-Safe '''Shadow-Safe''' [[spoiler:and as a DeathTrap engineered by [=DomDaniel=]]] when it is complete, [[spoiler:and it gaining completeness is the prelude of the climax of ''Flyte''.]]



** The Custodian Youth -- and especially their Tell-Tale hour -- is very similar to the Hitler Youth groups in Nazi Germany.

to:

** The Custodian Youth Custodian-induced Young Army -- and especially their Tell-Tale hour -- is very similar to the Hitler Youth groups in Nazi Germany.



* {{Fingore}}: There's only one to get that two-faced ring, which can never go off the same way it went on, away from Merrin Meredith...

to:

* {{Fingore}}: There's only one to get that two-faced ring, the Two-Faced Ring, which can never go off the same way it went on, away from Merrin Meredith...



* FreeRangeChildren: Probably not so unusual for a medieval society such as this, but given how Jenna is the Princess, Septimus is the Extraordinary Apprentice, and Beetle becomes the [[spoiler:Chief Hermetic Scribe]], and they've all been within a hair's breadth of being killed, you'd think the adults would start to rein them in a bit.
* GenderBender: Before he became a genie, Jim Knee was a woman. It's implied that occasional GenderBending is par for the course for genies.

to:

* FreeRangeChildren: Probably not so unusual for a medieval society such as this, but given how Jenna is the Princess, Septimus is the Extraordinary [=ExtraOrdinary=] Apprentice, and Beetle becomes the [[spoiler:Chief Hermetic Scribe]], and they've all been within a hair's breadth of being killed, you'd think the adults would start to rein them in a bit.
* GenderBender: Before he became a genie, jinnee, Jim Knee was a woman. It's implied that occasional GenderBending is par for the course for genies.jinnee.



* ItTastesLikeFeet: In ''Fyre'', Septimus thinks that the ghost of Alther Mella would feel that flying through the heavy wind was like being Passed Through by pixies with boots on, though "How Alther knew what being Passed Through by pixies with boots on was like, Septimus had no idea."
* ItWasADarkAndStormyNight: The beginning of ''Darke'': "It is a '''Darke''' and stormy night."

to:

* ItTastesLikeFeet: In ''Fyre'', Septimus thinks that says the ghost of Alther Mella would feel had claimed that flying through the heavy wind was like being Passed Through '''Passed Through''' by pixies with boots on, though "How Alther knew what being Passed Through '''Passed Through''' by pixies with boots on was like, Septimus had no idea."
* ItWasADarkAndStormyNight: The beginning of ''Darke'': ''Darke'' begins with the IncrediblyLamePun that is "It is a '''Darke''' and stormy night."



* LoopholeAbuse: In ''Fyre'' [[spoiler:the ghost of Jillie Djinn makes a major pest of herself. Unfortunately for Marcia Overstrand, Jillie died on her sofa, and the rules of ghosthood state that a ghost must spend a year and a day in the place where they died. Jillie continues to drive Marcia nuts until Hotep-Ra presents a simple solution-- since Jillie Djinn is entirely on the sofa, all that's necessary is to remove the sofa from the study.]]
* LostTechnology: ''Syren'' displays quite a bit of it, and it is even called "Beyond ''Magyk''."

to:

* LoopholeAbuse: In ''Fyre'' [[spoiler:the ghost of Jillie Djinn makes a major pest of herself. Unfortunately for Marcia Overstrand, Jillie died on her sofa, and the rules of ghosthood state that a ghost must spend a year and a day in the place where they died. Jillie continues to drive Marcia nuts until Hotep-Ra presents a simple solution-- solution -- since Jillie Djinn is entirely on the sofa, and her short legs mean she hasn't touched the ground since she entered Ghosthood, all that's necessary is to remove the sofa from the study.]]
* LostTechnology: ''Syren'' displays quite a bit of it, and it is even called "Beyond ''Magyk''.'''Magyk'''."



-->'''Jenna''': He's my-
-->'''Snorri''': Brother!
-->'''Nicko''': How did you know?
-->'''Snorri''': They always ''are''.



* NiceJobBreakingItHero:

to:

* NiceJobBreakingItHero:NiceJobBreakingItHero: ''Darke'' has both of the major Heaps do this.
13th Nov '15 7:06:24 PM AuraXtreme
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** In ''Flyte'', only Beetle and Nicko trust Septimus when he tells them that Jenna has been kidnapped by Simon Heap.

to:

** In ''Flyte'', only Beetle and Nicko trust Septimus when he tells them that Jenna has been kidnapped by Simon Heap. Partially justified for Marcia on grounds of his being bitten by a '''Darke''' spider[[note]]she recounts that Alther was bitten by one and spent the rest of the day thinking she was trying to shove him out the window[[/note]].



* ChildrenForcedToKill: In ''Queste'', [[spoiler:Septimus and Jenna are forced to throw the [=InHabited=] Toll-Man into the Abyss to escape from the [[OurZombiesAreDifferent Thing]] that is controlling his body.]]

to:

* ChildrenForcedToKill: In ''Queste'', [[spoiler:Septimus and Jenna are forced to throw the [=InHabited=] Toll-Man into the Abyss to escape from the [[OurZombiesAreDifferent Thing]] '''[[OurZombiesAreDifferent Thing]]''' that is controlling his body.]]



* ClothesMakeTheSuperman: Witch cloaks are the main source of a Witch novice's '''Magykal''' abilities, including protection from the '''Darke''', [[spoiler:as experienced by Jenna in ''Darke''.]]

to:

* ClothesMakeTheSuperman: Witch cloaks are the main source of a Witch novice's '''Magykal''' abilities, including (for the Port Coven witches) protection from the '''Darke''', [[spoiler:as experienced by Jenna in ''Darke''.]]



* ContrivedCoincidence: So the protagonists flee the city, and on their way they pick up a half dead ChildSoldier. Turns out, [[spoiler: he's the Heaps' long lost son.]]



* CrazyPrepared: Though not in the usual sense -- Epheniah Grebe, who can't speak, has a box filled with ''hundreds'' of cards, apparently written to apply to any occasion, including one written just for the off-chance that he somehow meets the Queen ("Greetings, Your Majesty"). When his cards fail him, he resorts to a pen and paper.

to:

* CrazyPrepared: Though not in the usual sense -- Epheniah Grebe, who can't speak, has a box filled with ''hundreds'' of cards, apparently written to apply to any occasion, including one written just for the off-chance that he somehow meets the Queen or Princess ("Greetings, Your Majesty"). When his cards fail him, he resorts to a pen and paper.


Added DiffLines:

** In '''Syren''' [[spoiler:Syrah Syara is '''Posessed''' by a '''Syren'''. Septimus nearly ends up joining/replacing her.]]
** In '''Darke''' Sarah Heap is briefly held prisoner by '''Things''' until Simon [[spoiler:undoes Marcia's '''Quarantine'''.]]
** In '''Fyre''' Jenna is '''Grasped''' by the Forest Witch Mother [[DownplayedTrope but is rescued by Milo before the chapter ends]].
13th Nov '15 6:57:35 PM AuraXtreme
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* BeQuietNudge: Happens several times, including an example from ''Syren'' where Jenna yanks at Lucy Gringe's cloak to tell her to be quiet while they are deciding upon how to take the ship ''Cerys'' back from Theodophilus Fortitude Fry.

to:

* BeQuietNudge: Happens several times, including an example from ''Syren'' where Jenna yanks at Lucy Gringe's cloak to tell her to be quiet while they are deciding upon how to take the ship ''Cerys'' back from Theodophilus Fortitude Fry. In the first book, Aunt Zelda attempts to do it to Alther, but being a ghost, it only '''Passes Through''' him.
10th Nov '15 11:29:26 AM Berrenta
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* CharacterTitle
* [[CatGirl Cat Man]]: Miarr in ''Syren''.

to:

* CharacterTitle
* [[CatGirl Cat Man]]:
CatGirl: Miarr in ''Syren''.''Syren'' is a male example.


Added DiffLines:

* ProtagonistTitle
This list shows the last 10 events of 171. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Literature.SeptimusHeap