History Literature / TheBooksOfEmber

27th Apr '16 11:37:49 AM Anddrix
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* BrattyHalfPint: Torren, very much so, in ''The People of Sparks''. He's mellowed out quite a bit by ''The Diamond of Darkhold'', though.

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%% * BrattyHalfPint: Torren, very much so, in ''The People of Sparks''. He's mellowed out quite a bit by ''The Diamond of Darkhold'', though.
27th Apr '16 11:36:44 AM Anddrix
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* BeneathTheEarth: The (underground) city of Ember, obviously.

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%% * BeneathTheEarth: The (underground) city of Ember, obviously.
27th Apr '16 11:21:11 AM Anddrix
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* StopWorshippingMe: [[spoiler:Althea Tower, who insists upon waking up that she is not any kind of prophet, but just an ordinary woman]].

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* StopWorshippingMe: [[spoiler:Althea Tower, who Tower]] from ''The Prophet of Yonwood'', [[spoiler:who insists upon waking up that she is not any kind of prophet, but just an ordinary woman]].
27th Apr '16 11:14:49 AM Anddrix
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* ShrinkingViolet / FragileFlower: Amanda (Prophet of Yonwood), who doesn't have the strength to stand up to Mrs. Beeson and ends up helping her.

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* ShrinkingViolet / FragileFlower: ShrinkingViolet: Amanda (Prophet of Yonwood), who doesn't have the strength to stand up to Mrs. Beeson and ends up helping her.
27th Apr '16 11:13:37 AM Anddrix
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* ReptilesAreAbhorrent: Mrs. Beeson certainly thinks so, and indirectly cites this trope when Nickie tells her that Grover owns snakes in his shed.

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%% * ReptilesAreAbhorrent: Mrs. Beeson certainly thinks so, and indirectly cites this trope when Nickie tells her that Grover owns snakes in his shed.
27th Apr '16 10:29:32 AM Anddrix
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%% * ChildProdigy: Doon, who studies bugs and figures out a lot about how electricity works.



* [[TeenGenius Pre-Teen Genius]]: Doon, who studies bugs and figures out a lot about how electricity works.
26th Apr '16 7:03:18 PM GottaHaveFaith
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* DisasterScavengers: The Roamers in ''The People of Sparks'' and ''The Diamond of Darkhold'', who explore and scavenge the remains of pre-disaster cities for old items they can use or sell.

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* DisasterScavengers: The Roamers in ''The People of Sparks'' and ''The Diamond of Darkhold'', who explore and scavenge the remains of pre-disaster pre-Disaster cities for old items they can use or sell.
26th Apr '16 7:02:50 PM GottaHaveFaith
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* DisasterScavengers: The Roamers in ''The People of Sparks'' and ''The Diamond of Darkhold'', who explored and scavenged the remains of pre-disaster cities for old items they could use or sell.

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* DisasterScavengers: The Roamers in ''The People of Sparks'' and ''The Diamond of Darkhold'', who explored explore and scavenged scavenge the remains of pre-disaster cities for old items they could can use or sell.
26th Apr '16 7:00:01 PM GottaHaveFaith
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%% * CloudCuckooLander: Lizzie, and, to a certain extent, Lina.



%% * NewEden: The ultimate destination for the main characters of ''The City of Ember''.
%% * {{Oddly Named Sequel}}s: ''The People of Sparks'', ''The Diamond of Darkhold''.

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%% * NewEden: The ultimate destination for the main characters of ''The City of Ember''.
%% * {{Oddly Named Sequel}}s: ''The People of Sparks'', ''The Diamond of Darkhold''.
Ember'': their city is dying, so they're trying to find a way for everyone to leave it and go somewhere where they can all survive.



%% * PluckyGirl: Lina and Nickie.

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%% * PluckyGirl: Lina and Nickie.Nickie who understand how bad things are in their respective times and try their best to help and make things better.
* [[TeenGenius Pre-Teen Genius]]: Doon, who studies bugs and figures out a lot about how electricity works.



%% * PropheciesAreAlwaysRight



%% * ReptilesAreAbhorrent: Mrs. Beeson indirectly cites this trope when Nickie tells her that Grover owns snakes in his shed.

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%% * ReptilesAreAbhorrent: Mrs. Beeson certainly thinks so, and indirectly cites this trope when Nickie tells her that Grover owns snakes in his shed.



%% * ShrinkingViolet / FragileFlower: Amanda (Prophet of Yonwood).

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%% * ShrinkingViolet / FragileFlower: Amanda (Prophet of Yonwood).Yonwood), who doesn't have the strength to stand up to Mrs. Beeson and ends up helping her.



%% * StopWorshippingMe: [[spoiler:Althea Tower]]
%% * [[TeenGenius Pre-Teen Genius]]: Doon.

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%% * StopWorshippingMe: [[spoiler:Althea Tower]]
%% * [[TeenGenius Pre-Teen Genius]]: Doon.
Tower, who insists upon waking up that she is not any kind of prophet, but just an ordinary woman]].



%% * {{Utopia}}: Ember. Or at least it ''was''.
%% * WellIntentionedExtremist:
%% ** The Builders themselves may count, with all the absurd lengths done to create the GovernmentConspiracy.
%% ** Mrs. Beeson in ''The Prophet of Yonwood''.

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%% * {{Utopia}}: Ember. Or Ember subverts this. It was ''meant'' to be this, but unfortunately, its people are suffering from power outages and supply shortages at the start of the story, and both the current mayor and least it ''was''.
%% * WellIntentionedExtremist:
%% ** The Builders themselves may count, with all
one in the absurd lengths done to create past were corrupt, which ultimately causes many problems for the GovernmentConspiracy.
%% **
Emberites.
* WellIntentionedExtremist:
Mrs. Beeson in ''The Prophet of Yonwood''.Yonwood'', who strictly enforces her interpretations of Althea's delusional mutterings because she believes that they are instructions from God, telling the world what they must do to be free of sin.
26th Apr '16 6:50:19 PM GottaHaveFaith
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%% * AdamAndEvePlot: The reason Ember existed.
%% * AdultsAreUseless
* AccidentallyBrokeTheMacGuffin: In ''The Diamond Of Darkhold'', [[spoiler:Doon throws the diamond of Darkhold at a pack of wolves to save Lina. The diamond hits the rock that Lina is standing on and shatters into hundreds of pieces. Luckily, the diamond is only a sample. There are exactly one thousand diamonds in a hidden room in the cave. The diamonds are ancient technology that turns solar power into electricity]].

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%% * AdamAndEvePlot: The reason Ember existed.existed: to help humanity survive the Disaster by sheltering them for 200 years until the world was safe again.
%% * AdultsAreUseless
AdultsAreUseless: Most of the important accomplishments in the series are achieved by children (specifically, Lina and Doon in ''Ember'', ''Sparks'', and ''Darkhold'', and Nickie and Grover in ''Yonwood'') with minimal parental supervision.
* AccidentallyBrokeTheMacGuffin: AccidentallyBrokeTheMacGuffin:
** In ''The City of Ember'', the "Instructions for Egress" were mostly ruined by Lina's baby sister, Poppy, chewing on them; this turned what would have otherwise been a very quick and simple quest into a much more difficult and time-consuming ordeal as they tried to piece together what remained of the instructions.
**
In ''The Diamond Of Darkhold'', [[spoiler:Doon throws the diamond of Darkhold at a pack of wolves to save Lina. The diamond hits the rock that Lina is standing on and shatters into hundreds of pieces. Luckily, the diamond is only a sample. There are exactly one thousand diamonds in a hidden room in the cave. The diamonds are ancient technology that turns solar power into electricity]].



%% * BeneathTheEarth: The city of Ember, obviously.

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%% * BeneathTheEarth: The (underground) city of Ember, obviously.



%% * BrattyHalfPint: Torren.

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%% * BrattyHalfPint: Torren.Torren, very much so, in ''The People of Sparks''. He's mellowed out quite a bit by ''The Diamond of Darkhold'', though.



%% * CrapsackWorld: Played with. Ember was once a nice place to live in, and even on the surface world people seem to generally get along with one another. (With the exception of ''The People of Sparks'', but that was partially because the Emberites didn't know how to do anything.) By the end, [[spoiler:society has been completely rebuilt into a utopia]].
%% * CryingWolf: [[spoiler:Subverted; the mayor stated that Doon and Lina were lying about the route out of Ember to keep everyone under his reign]].
%% * DisasterScavengers: The Roamers in ''The People of Sparks''.

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%% * CrapsackWorld: Played with. CrapsackWorld:
**
Ember at the start of the first book. It was once a nice place to live, but by the start of the novel, the city is dying, with food shortages and regular blackouts.
** Subverted once the Emberites reach the surface. Life has regressed to the pre-industrial age, and all who
live in, and even on the surface world must work hard, but people seem to generally get along with one another. (With the exception of ''The People of Sparks'', but that was partially because the Emberites didn't know how to do anything.) By the end, [[spoiler:society has been completely rebuilt into a utopia]].
%% * CryingWolf: [[spoiler:Subverted; the mayor stated tried to claim to the city that this is what Doon and Lina were lying about doing when they reported that he and Looper were stealing, stating that they were "spreading vicious rumors." However, they were telling the route out of Ember to keep everyone under his reign]].
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truth]].
* DisasterScavengers: The Roamers in ''The People of Sparks''.Sparks'' and ''The Diamond of Darkhold'', who explored and scavenged the remains of pre-disaster cities for old items they could use or sell.



%% * DumbBlonde: Subverted with Grover, who is very knowledgeable about snakes.



%% * FieryRedhead: Lizzie, although she is a secondary character.

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%% * FieryRedhead: Lizzie, although she is a secondary character.Lizzie; it's stated by Lina that her red hair makes her look like her head's on fire, and she's very energetic and talkative.



** The mayor, some of his guards, and storeroom worker Looper were secretly stealing and hording some rare items that they found in storage (which had supposedly run out long ago) rather than sharing them with the entire city.



%% ** [[spoiler:The mayor isn't exactly ''pleased'' to find out what Doon and Lina have planned]].
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