History Literature / TalesOfTheMagicLand

14th Dec '16 9:23:15 PM Omeganian
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* CapturedByCannibals: Subverted. Charlie Black was presumed dead for years after being captured by a cannibal tribe. When he turns up alive in the second book, Ellie asked whether he managed defeat them in combat. Charlie stated there was no way for him to have fought off thousands of people, but the cannibals turned out to be quite nice guys, and once he showed himself to be more useful alive than cooked, they were all too happy to leave him alive, accepted him into the tribe, and, eventually, helped him return home.
12th Jun '16 4:07:01 PM nombretomado
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* DerivativeDifferentiation: It started off as a loose translation of ''TheWonderfulWizardOfOz'', but later books in the series are original works that use said translation as a basis.

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* DerivativeDifferentiation: It started off as a loose translation of ''TheWonderfulWizardOfOz'', ''Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz'', but later books in the series are original works that use said translation as a basis.
20th Mar '16 11:09:53 AM FungusFromYuggoth
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** Taken UpToEleven with the above-mentioned German ''sequels to Volkov's sequels'' by Klaus and Aljonna Möckel (as [[{{Pseudonym}} Nikolai Bachnow]]) as well as Sukhinov's Russian-language works based on Volkov's first book. That means that (at least the German and Russian versions of) the Wizard of Oz, in the broadest sense, now has three continuities - Baum's original work, Volkov's translation and his own sequels, the Möckels' German-exclusive sequels set in the same universe and Sukhinov's reboot.

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** Taken UpToEleven with the above-mentioned German ''sequels to Volkov's sequels'' by Klaus and Aljonna Möckel (as [[{{Pseudonym}} Nikolai Bachnow]]) as well as Sukhinov's Russian-language works based on Volkov's first book. That means that (at least the German and Russian versions of) the Wizard of Oz, in the broadest sense, now has three ''four'' continuities - Baum's original work, Volkov's translation and his own sequels, the Möckels' German-exclusive sequels set in the same universe and Sukhinov's reboot.
20th Mar '16 11:08:55 AM FungusFromYuggoth
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** Taken UpToEleven with the above-mentioned German ''sequels to Volkov's sequels'' by Klaus and Aljonna Möckel (as [[{{Pseudonym}} Nikolai Bachnow]] as well as Sukhinov's Russian-language works based on Volkov's first book. That means that (at least the German and Russian versions of) the Wizard of Oz, in the broadest sense, now has three continuities - Baum's original work, Volkov's translation and his own sequels, the Möckels' German-exclusive sequels set in the same universe and Sukhinov's reboot.

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** Taken UpToEleven with the above-mentioned German ''sequels to Volkov's sequels'' by Klaus and Aljonna Möckel (as [[{{Pseudonym}} Nikolai Bachnow]] Bachnow]]) as well as Sukhinov's Russian-language works based on Volkov's first book. That means that (at least the German and Russian versions of) the Wizard of Oz, in the broadest sense, now has three continuities - Baum's original work, Volkov's translation and his own sequels, the Möckels' German-exclusive sequels set in the same universe and Sukhinov's reboot.
20th Mar '16 11:08:19 AM FungusFromYuggoth
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** Taken UpToEleven with the above-mentioned German ''sequels'' to Volkov's sequels by Klaus and Aljonna Möckel (as [[{{Pseudonym}} Nikolai Bachnow]] as well as Sukhinov's Russian-language works based on Volkov's first book. That means that (at least the German and Russian versions of) the Wizard of Oz, in the broadest sense, now has three continuities - Baum's original work, Volkov's translation and his own sequels, the Möckels' German-exclusive sequels set in the same universe and Sukhinov's reboot.

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** Taken UpToEleven with the above-mentioned German ''sequels'' ''sequels to Volkov's sequels sequels'' by Klaus and Aljonna Möckel (as [[{{Pseudonym}} Nikolai Bachnow]] as well as Sukhinov's Russian-language works based on Volkov's first book. That means that (at least the German and Russian versions of) the Wizard of Oz, in the broadest sense, now has three continuities - Baum's original work, Volkov's translation and his own sequels, the Möckels' German-exclusive sequels set in the same universe and Sukhinov's reboot.
20th Mar '16 11:07:52 AM FungusFromYuggoth
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* FantasticDrug: In the fourth book, Urfin has a problem with his soldiers never staying awake. The owl recommends some nuts which cause insomnia. He makes a drink from it. It works, except that that there are unpleasant withdrawal simptoms. For some reason, the habit spreads (a counter is found later).

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** Taken UpToEleven with the above-mentioned German ''sequels'' to Volkov's sequels by Klaus and Aljonna Möckel (as [[{{Pseudonym}} Nikolai Bachnow]] as well as Sukhinov's Russian-language works based on Volkov's first book. That means that (at least the German and Russian versions of) the Wizard of Oz, in the broadest sense, now has three continuities - Baum's original work, Volkov's translation and his own sequels, the Möckels' German-exclusive sequels set in the same universe and Sukhinov's reboot.
* FantasticDrug: In the fourth book, Urfin has a problem with his soldiers never staying awake. The owl recommends some nuts which cause insomnia. He makes a drink from it. It works, except that that there are unpleasant withdrawal simptoms.symptoms. For some reason, the habit spreads (a counter is found later).
13th Mar '16 3:53:02 PM Gess
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* NeglectfulPrecursors: Ancient good wizard Gurricap, being an ActualPacifist, didn't want to kill the evil sorceres Arachna, so he did the next best thing in his (magical) book - he put her to sleep for five thousand years, for some inexplicable reason hoping that in that time she would loose her taste for evil (which, big shock, didn't happen), and he didn't even care to properly seal her away or at least arrange for some warning to the future generations.

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* NeglectfulPrecursors: Ancient good wizard Gurricap, being an ActualPacifist, didn't want to kill the evil sorceres Arachna, so he did the next best thing in his (magical) book - he put her to sleep for five thousand years, for some inexplicable reason hoping against all reasons that in that time she would loose her taste for evil (which, big shock, didn't happen), and he didn't even care to properly seal her away or at least arrange for some warning to the future generations.
7th Sep '15 2:52:26 PM MagBas
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* AlienInvasion: ''The Mystery of the Deserted Castle'' has a very SciFi alien invasion of the Magic Land by the means of a sleeper ship and an additional enslaved alien race. Now what are the chances of aliens landing right in the Magic Land? One can just assume that it also acts as a WeirdnessMagnet for the entire planet. This would've been a definite JumpingTheShark moment for the series if the book wasn't such welcome change after a very slow-paced ''[[FogOfDoom The Yellow Fog]]''.
** [[JustifiedTrope Justified]], in this case, since they were explicitly looking for a land away from military bases - they estimated that should they land in an industrialized area, it will be a very EasilyThwartedAlienInvasion.

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* AlienInvasion: ''The Mystery of the Deserted Castle'' has a very SciFi alien invasion of the Magic Land by the means of a sleeper ship and an additional enslaved alien race. Now what are the chances of aliens landing right in the Magic Land? One can just assume that it also acts as a WeirdnessMagnet for the entire planet. This would've been a definite JumpingTheShark moment for the series if the book wasn't such welcome change after a very slow-paced ''[[FogOfDoom The Yellow Fog]]''.
** [[JustifiedTrope Justified]], in this case, since they were explicitly looking for a land away from military bases - they estimated that should they land in an industrialized area, it will be a very EasilyThwartedAlienInvasion.
29th May '15 5:08:04 AM foxley
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* WickedToymaker: Urfin Jus starts out making dolls with horrific grimaces that scare children, before progressing to magical golems with horrific grimaces that scare adults. [[spoiler:After he [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone gains conscience]], he starts making smiling toys.]]
2nd Dec '14 12:02:42 AM Sikon
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* DeusExitMachina: The two Good Witches are rarely mentioned from the second book onwards, with various excuses why they don't personally get involved against Urfin Jus or Arachna, and the protagonists rely on relatively mundane tools and ingenuity to counter the magic-using antagonists.
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