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2nd Dec '16 6:56:13 AM IlGreven
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* HistoricalInJoke: After inheriting a tavern by framing its owner as cheating in a game of cards, Apropos appeases the murderous mob who wants to kill the owner for cheating them by letting them drink at the tavern for half price for an hour every night. This made them very...''happy''...indeed.
17th Jul '16 11:24:35 AM Hazzenkockle
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[[AC:Sir Apropos of Nothing]]

[[AC:The Woad to Wuin]]
* AManIsAlwaysEager: Played with a bit at the beginning of the One Thing story in the second book, lampshaded a bit by Apropos himself:
--> ... It was the ring. The damn thing was enchanted somehow. Sharee was, to put it bluntly, not in her right mind. Under the circumstances, I would have been a cad, a bounder, and an utter rotter to take advantage of the situation. And if you think I failed to do so, then you have clearly not been paying attention.
* CursedWithAwesome: A main plot point of the second book.

[[AC:Tong Lashing]]
* DespairEventHorizon: Several moments throughout the trilogy could qualify, but it's particularly thoroughly spelled out in the third book, [[spoiler: after Apropos returns to Hosbiyu, only to find everyone dead.]]

[[AC:Gypsies, Vamps, and Thieves]]

[[AC:Unsorted]]
* AdiposeRex: King Runcible and King Meander.



* AxeCrazy: Entipy, who may have burned down a convent.



* BrotherSisterIncest: Unknowingly. ''Really'' Unknowingly.



* ChildByRape: Apropos yet again. His lame leg is a key to figuring out that [[spoiler:The King's jester]] is his father.



* DeathSeeker: Sir Umbrage



* DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale: Thanks to the One Thing.



* GroinAttack: The One Thing to Rule Them All doesn't go on your finger...
* HeelRealization: It starts with his epiphany that he's a side character in someone else-story, and kind of goes to hell from there.
* HeroOfAnotherStory: He meets a lot of these, but cuts them off before they regale him of their adventures...because he ''hates'' those stories.
* HeroicBSOD: As a result of the UnsettlingGenderReveal. [[spoiler: It results in the Hiroshima-like destruction of a city.]]
* HowWeGotHere: The first chapter of the first book starts at about the middle of the story. They then start at the beginning. The ''very'' beginning.

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* GroinAttack: The One Thing to Rule Them All doesn't go on your finger...
* HeelRealization: It starts
** There are more subtle examples, as well. In the first book, Apropos recalls [[spoiler:the story of King Arthur siring his future nemesis with his epiphany that he's a side character in someone else-story, half-sister]] and kind of goes wonders if his own situation will develop similarly. And in ''The Woad to hell from there.
Wuin,'' there are a couple instances where his narration references his future time in Chinpan.
* HeroOfAnotherStory: He meets a lot of these, but cuts them off before they regale him of their adventures...because he ''hates'' those stories.
* HeroicBSOD:
stories. As time goes on, he becomes a result of bit more receptive, either because they contain important information or, in one case, because he was the UnsettlingGenderReveal. [[spoiler: It results in the Hiroshima-like destruction of a city.]]
* HowWeGotHere: The first chapter of the first book starts at about the middle of the story. They then start at the beginning. The ''very'' beginning.
incitement for it, and he was only uninterested before since such stories don't involve him.



* IncestIsRelative: See above.
* KillerGameMaster: Ronnel [=McDonnel=], in the third book. ''[[AndYouThoughtItWasAGame Literally]]''.
* KnightInShiningArmor: Tacit, the hero to whom Apropos is a sidekick.
** Played with; in the story's universe, actual knights in shining armor exist and are forces to be reckoned with like medieval Europe, and Tacit isn't one of them. He's more a Robin Hood figure. That makes him disreputable in the story's universe, but the DesignatedHero in the story.
* LawyerFriendlyCameo: The comics features two brief appearances by ''[[Franchise/TheDarkTower a Man in Black, fleeing across a desert...]]''



* LongLostSibling: Discovered not quite in time...
* LoveIsInTheAir: Every woman Apropos comes in contact with while the One Thing to Rule Them All is attached to his member jumps his bones. At one point they actually tie him down so that every woman within a 20-mile radius can have a turn.



* NoIndoorVoice: LORD BELICOSE IN THE SECOND BOOK, BY CRUMM!
** YES, {{BRIAN BLESSED}} IS MY FIRST CHOICE TO PLAY HIM IN THE MOVIE, TOO!!!
* NoPartyLikeADonnerParty: May or may not be the backstory of the mad king in the first book.



* ObfuscatingStupidity: Sir Umbrage; King Meander; [[spoiler:Odclay]]



* TheResenter: Apropos, towards [[DesignatedHero Tacit]]. Big time.



* SealedEvilInACan: The spirit of the sword in Tong Lashing. The trigger to unleash him is to say, "I don't care". When Apropos finds out [[spoiler:Veruh Wang Ho is a man]], he says the phrase over and over...cue Chinpan-shattering kaboom. To drive home the symbolism, after that he gives the sword away to a fat man carrying a little boy.
* SequelHook: At the end of "Tong Lashing", Apropos hints that he's borne a son that he was not aware of at the time (likely from one of the many, ''many'' women who serviced him while he was wearing the One Thing).




[[AC:Sir Apropos of Nothing]]
* AdiposeRex: King Runcible and King Meander.
* AxeCrazy: Entipy, who may have burned down a convent.
* BrotherSisterIncest: Unknowingly. ''Really'' Unknowingly.
* ChildByRape: Apropos. His lame leg is a key to figuring out that [[spoiler:The King's jester]] is his father.
* DeathSeeker: Sir Umbrage. After he is heartbroken by the death of his wife, an oracle tells him he'll die in a great battle. He seeks out every fight he can, but when he doesn't actually die in any of them, and as time lessens his grief, he eventually begins avoiding battles at any cost to delay the prophecy.
* HeelRealization: It starts with his epiphany that he's a side character in someone else-story, and kind of goes to hell from there.
* HowWeGotHere: The first chapter of the first book starts at about the middle of the story. They then start at the beginning. The ''very'' beginning.
* IncestIsRelative: See above.
* KnightInShiningArmor: Tacit, the hero to whom Apropos is a sidekick.
** Played with; in the story's universe, actual knights in shining armor exist and are forces to be reckoned with like medieval Europe, and Tacit isn't one of them. He's more a Robin Hood figure. That makes him disreputable in the story's universe, but the DesignatedHero in the story.
* LongLostSibling: Discovered not quite in time...
* NoPartyLikeADonnerParty: May or may not be the backstory of the mad king in the first book.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: Sir Umbrage; King Meander; [[spoiler:Odclay]]
* TheResenter: Apropos, towards [[DesignatedHero Tacit]]. Big time.



* UnsettlingGenderReveal: [[spoiler:Verah Wang Ho]]
* VillainProtagonist: Apropos becomes one for the second half of the second book.
* WhosOnFirst: in the third book. Played with at the end: "My lousy luck that in Chinpanese the word for "who" was the same as in my language."
* WeNamedTheMonkeyJack: Entipy, the girl... and the horse.
** The source of more than a bit of fridge {{Squick}} (hardly the only example related to her, of course, but still) when you remember their connection.


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[[AC:The Woad to Wuin]]
* AManIsAlwaysEager: Played with a bit at the beginning of the One Thing story in the second book, lampshaded a bit by Apropos himself:
--> ... It was the ring. The damn thing was enchanted somehow. Sharee was, to put it bluntly, not in her right mind. Under the circumstances, I would have been a cad, a bounder, and an utter rotter to take advantage of the situation. And if you think I failed to do so, then you have clearly not been paying attention.
* CursedWithAwesome: A main plot point of the second book.
* DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale: Thanks to the One Thing.
* GroinAttack: The One Thing to Rule Them All doesn't go on your finger...
* LoveIsInTheAir: Every woman Apropos comes in contact with while the One Thing to Rule Them All is attached to his member jumps his bones. At one point they actually tie him down so that every woman within a 20-mile radius can have a turn.
* NoIndoorVoice: LORD BELICOSE IN THE SECOND BOOK, BY CRUMM!
** YES, {{BRIAN BLESSED}} IS MY FIRST CHOICE TO PLAY HIM IN THE MOVIE, TOO!!!
* VillainProtagonist: Apropos becomes one for the second half of the second book.
* WeNamedTheMonkeyJack: Entipy, the girl... and the horse.
** The source of more than a bit of fridge {{Squick}} (hardly the only example related to her, of course, but still) when you remember their connection.

[[AC:Tong Lashing]]
* DespairEventHorizon: Several moments throughout the trilogy could qualify, but it's particularly thoroughly spelled out in the third book, [[spoiler: after Apropos returns to Hosbiyu, only to find everyone dead.]]
* HeroicBSOD: As a result of the UnsettlingGenderReveal. [[spoiler: It results in the Hiroshima-like destruction of a city.]]
* KillerGameMaster: Ronnel [=McDonnel=], in the third book. ''[[AndYouThoughtItWasAGame Literally]]''.
* SealedEvilInACan: The spirit of the sword in Tong Lashing. The trigger to unleash him is to say, "I don't care". When Apropos finds out [[spoiler:Veruh Wang Ho is a man]], he says the phrase over and over...cue Chinpan-shattering kaboom. To drive home the symbolism, after that he gives the sword away to a fat man carrying a little boy.
* SequelHook: At the end of "Tong Lashing", Apropos hints that he's borne a son that he was not aware of at the time (likely from one of the many, ''many'' women who serviced him while he was wearing the One Thing).
* UnsettlingGenderReveal: [[spoiler:Verah Wang Ho]]
* WhosOnFirst: in the third book. Played with at the end: "My lousy luck that in Chinpanese the word for "who" was the same as in my language."

[[AC:Gypsies, Vamps, and Thieves]]
* LawyerFriendlyCameo: The comics features two brief appearances by ''[[Franchise/TheDarkTower a Man in Black, fleeing across a desert...]]''

[[AC:Pyramid Schemes]]
*RejectedApology: [[spoiler:Entipy]] appears to be willing to reconcile with Apropos, but it turns out to be a trick to settle an old score with him.
--> [[spoiler: Dear Moron: Of course I have not forgiven you.]]
17th Jul '16 10:42:23 AM Hazzenkockle
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There are currently three books in the ''Sir Apropos of Nothing'' series by Creator/PeterDavid.

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There are currently three four books in the ''Sir Apropos of Nothing'' series by Creator/PeterDavid.




There is also a five-issue comics miniseries published by IDW, called "Gypsies, Vamps, and Thieves", which picks up the story after ''Tong Lashing''.

PAD has announced a fourth book, ''Pyramid Schemes'', in 2015. It was released in July 2016.

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\n* ''Pyramid Schemes''

There is also a five-issue comics miniseries published by IDW, called "Gypsies, Vamps, and Thieves", which picks up the story after ''Tong Lashing''.

PAD has announced
Lashing'', and a fourth book, ''Pyramid Schemes'', in 2015. It was released in July 2016.
short story, "Sir Apropos of Nothing and the Adventure of the Receding Heir," taking place years after the rest of the series.
14th Jul '16 3:52:23 AM Morgenthaler
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* RedHeadedHero: Well, anti-hero...
13th Jul '16 11:36:58 AM IlGreven
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PAD has announced a fourth book, ''Pyramid Schemes'', is currently being written and expected to be released by the end of 2015.

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PAD has announced a fourth book, ''Pyramid Schemes'', is currently being written and expected to be in 2015. It was released by the end of 2015.
in July 2016.
1st Dec '15 9:54:14 PM IlGreven
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* Foreshadowing: At the end of the first book, Apropos receives a tapestry made by a "farweaver" (think "oracle"), of himself, much older, with part of his ear slashed off. We find out how his ear was slashed off at the end of ''Tong Lashing'': [[spoiler:A parting gift from the spirit of the sword...]]

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* Foreshadowing: {{Foreshadowing}}: At the end of the first book, Apropos receives a tapestry made by a "farweaver" (think "oracle"), of himself, much older, with part of his ear slashed off. We find out how his ear was slashed off at the end of ''Tong Lashing'': [[spoiler:A parting gift from the spirit of the sword...]]
1st Dec '15 9:52:02 PM IlGreven
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* Foreshadowing: At the end of the first book, Apropos receives a tapestry made by a "farweaver" (think "oracle"), of himself, much older, with part of his ear slashed off. We find out how his ear was slashed off at the end of ''Tong Lashing'': [[spoiler:A parting gift from the spirit of the sword...]]
4th Apr '15 8:34:40 AM IlGreven
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PAD has announced a fourth book, ''Pyramid Schemes'', is currently being written and expected to be released by the end of 2015.
25th Sep '14 11:34:26 PM Chaosjunction
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* KnightInShiningArmor: Tacit, the hero to whom Apropos is a sidekick. Tacit is an idiot.

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* KnightInShiningArmor: Tacit, the hero to whom Apropos is a sidekick. Tacit is an idiot.
24th Aug '13 10:28:59 PM PaulA
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There are currently three books in the ''Sir Apropos of Nothing'' series by PeterDavid (whom some of you might recognize from his ''[[StarTrekNewFrontier Star Trek]]'' novels, or his tenure on TheIncredibleHulk).

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There are currently three books in the ''Sir Apropos of Nothing'' series by PeterDavid (whom some of you might recognize from his ''[[StarTrekNewFrontier Star Trek]]'' novels, or his tenure on TheIncredibleHulk).Creator/PeterDavid.



* SignatureStyle: PeterDavid loves his puns. And characters who are nattily dressed.

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* SignatureStyle: PeterDavid Creator/PeterDavid loves his puns. And characters who are nattily dressed.
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