History Literature / TalesOfTheMagicLand

7th Sep '15 2:52:26 PM MagBas
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jumping the shark is In Universe Examples Only
* 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.
24th Oct '14 1:20:52 PM Arachnos
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* TheDreaded: Witches have this reputation among the residents of the Magic Land, who are not known for their overwhelming bravery. Bastinda actively exaggerated her powers to keep her land under control, and once she loses all of her minions to the main characters' party and spends her last remaining summon of the Flying Monkeys to finally deal with them, her reputation as The Dreaded is literally the only thing that stops her from being immediately dethroned.
24th Oct '14 1:11:59 PM Arachnos
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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Some effects of the Yellow Fog can read as rather similar to chemical warfare.

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* PintSizedPowerhouse: Ramina, queen of the mice, is tiny enough that even Totoshka dwarfs her, but she still has impressive magical powers.
24th Oct '14 1:05:31 PM Arachnos
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* OmnicidalManiac: Gingema (Wicked Witch of the East), summoned the hurricane to exterminate the human race.

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* SpannerInTheWorks: Willina (Good Witch of the North) managed to weaken Gingema's world-destroying hurricane so that it would only target one house, which she knew to have a tornado shelter (unfortunately Totoshka in turn became a spanner in Willina's own works, which caused Ellie to wind up swept by the hurricane).
24th Oct '14 12:57:50 PM Arachnos
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* PragmaticVillain: Arachna considers using locusts to make the Magic Land submit, but decides she can't tax people whose cattle has starved to death. She instead unleashes a spell that essentially causes eternal winter with a side-order of toxic air, but it was a much more gradual process, and Arachna expected (based on previous precedents) that the people will surrender before the climate changes set in. (Un?)fortunately, they managed to deal with every other effect of the fog.
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* PragmaticVillain: Arachna considers using locusts to make the Magic Land submit, but decides she can't tax people whose cattle has starved to death. She instead unleashes a spell that essentially causes eternal winter with a side-order of toxic air, but it was a much more gradual process, and Arachna expected (based on previous precedents) that the people will surrender before the climate changes set in. (Un?)fortunately, they managed to deal with every other effect of the fog.

* SomeCallMeTim: The second book has a long dispute between Urfin and his owl about what the owl should be called. Urfin insists on Guam, the owl demands that the full name be used - Guamokolatokint. They compromise on Guamoko.
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* SomeCallMeTim: The second book has a long dispute between Urfin and his owl about what the owl should be called. Urfin insists on Guam, the owl demands that the full name be used - Guamokolatokint. They compromise on Guamoko.Guamoko, though the owl is still not satisfied and makes it amply clear.

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* SomeCallMeTim: The second book has a long dispute between Urfin and his owl about what TerrorHero: Tilly-Willy was designed to look terrifying, but is very firmly on the owl should be called. Urfin insists on Guam, the owl demands that the full name be used - Guamokolatokint. They compromise on Guamoko.side of good.
1st Jul '14 1:25:36 PM Aiguille
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* AdaptationalVillainy: While Baum didn't elaborate on what makes the Wicked Witch of the East evil (allowing for [[{{Wicked}} certain]] AlternateCharacterInterpretations), Volkov wastes no time, and opens the series by portraying her as an OmnicidalManiac. Specifically, she summons the hurricane that brings Ellie's house to the Magic Land in the first place, making her [[HoistByHisOwnPetard hoist by her own petard]].
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* AdaptationalVillainy: While Baum didn't elaborate on what makes the Wicked Witch of the East evil (allowing for [[{{Wicked}} [[Literature/{{Wicked}} certain]] AlternateCharacterInterpretations), Volkov wastes no time, and opens the series by portraying her as an OmnicidalManiac. Specifically, she summons the hurricane that brings Ellie's house to the Magic Land in the first place, making her [[HoistByHisOwnPetard hoist by her own petard]].
29th Jun '14 10:38:43 PM Omeganian
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** Actually, it is stated that they looked 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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** Actually, it is stated that [[JustifiedTrope Justified]], in this case, since they looked 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.
27th Jun '14 11:32:56 PM Omeganian
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* ImplausibleDeniability: ''The Seven Underground Kings'' has an argument between two doctors about whether a certain man is dead - the magic water even stops breathing and heartbeat, but the body is still warm and there is no rigor mortis. In the middle of the argument, the person stirs and opens his eyes. The pro-dead doctor, mocked by hiis colleague, merely states "[[PunctuatedForEmphasis It's! still! necessary! to! prove! that! he's! alive!]]"

* PunctuatedForEmphasis: Dr. Robil from ''The Seven Underground Kings'' always talks like this.
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* PunctuatedForEmphasis: The Dr. Robil from who was alive at the beginning of the ''The Seven Underground Kings'' always talks tended to talk like this.
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