History Literature / TheBooksOfEmber

31st Jul '16 8:23:03 AM Anddrix
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* AdaptationExpansion: In the book, Lina's father died from a coughing sickness that was plaguing the city. In the film, he drowned in an attempt to escape the city, alongside Doon's father.



* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: Lina is a strawberry blonde, Doon has black hair and Poppy has auburn.



* ColorCodedCharacters: Lina is always in red and orange, Doon in blue and black and Poppy in purple.
* DieselPunk: The titular city is hinted to have significant dieselpunk influences in its heyday - most electricity comes from batteries or portable extensions, and there's a lot of steam power. Of course, it's all decaying now...
29th Jul '16 1:25:43 PM QuarrelsomeChevon
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* AdaptationExpansion: In the book, Lina and Doon's fathers were just known to be dead. The film says both of them died from trying to escape the city.

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* AdaptationExpansion: In the book, Lina and Doon's fathers were just known to be dead. The film says both of them Lina's father died from trying a coughing sickness that was plaguing the city. In the film, he drowned in an attempt to escape the city. city, alongside Doon's father.



* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: Lina is a strawberry blonde, Doon has black hair and Peggy has auburn.
* ChekhovsGun: Loris Harrow gives his son, Doon, an object that is the key to them leaving the city.

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* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: Lina is a strawberry blonde, Doon has black hair and Peggy Poppy has auburn.
* ChekhovsGun: The multi-tool Loris Harrow gives Doon for his son, Doon, an object that is the key graduation. It comes in handy numerous times in their quest to them leaving escape the city.



* ColorCodedCharacters: Lina is always in red and orange, Doon in blue and black and Peggy in purple.

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* ColorCodedCharacters: Lina is always in red and orange, Doon in blue and black and Peggy Poppy in purple.



* JustDesserts: [[spoilers: Mayor Cole gets eaten by a [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever giant star-nosed mole]]]].
* KarmicDeath: [[spoiler:The Mayor is eaten alive after locking himself in a room filled with food]].

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* JustDesserts: [[spoilers: [[spoiler: Mayor Cole gets eaten by a [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever giant star-nosed mole]]]].
* KarmicDeath: [[spoiler:The [[spoiler: The Mayor is eaten alive after locking himself in a room filled with food]].
16th Jul '16 6:09:26 PM fearlessnikki
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%% * AssholeVictim: The Mayor gets eaten by a giant mole after he gets into what he thinks is a safe room. It's hard to feel sorry for the JerkAss.

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%% * AdaptationExpansion: In the book, Lina and Doon's fathers were just known to be dead. The film says both of them died from trying to escape the city.
* AssholeVictim: The Mayor gets eaten by has his own safe room, full of enough food to feed the entire city. When he locks himself in there accidentally with a giant mole after he gets into what he thinks is a safe room. It's crawler, it's hard to feel sorry for the JerkAss.him.



* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: Lina is a strawberry blonde, Doon has black hair and Peggy has auburn.



%% * DieselPunk: The titular city is hinted to have significant dieselpunk influences in its heyday. Of course, it's all decaying now...

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%% * ColorCodedCharacters: Lina is always in red and orange, Doon in blue and black and Peggy in purple.
* DieselPunk: The titular city is hinted to have significant dieselpunk influences in its heyday.heyday - most electricity comes from batteries or portable extensions, and there's a lot of steam power. Of course, it's all decaying now...
6th Jul '16 12:21:26 PM MysteryPerson
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* JustDesserts: [[spoilers: Mayor Cole gets eaten by a [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever giant star-nosed mole]] ]].

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* JustDesserts: [[spoilers: Mayor Cole gets eaten by a [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever giant star-nosed mole]] ]].mole]]]].
6th Jul '16 12:20:46 PM MysteryPerson
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* JustDesserts: [[Spoilers: Mayor Cole gets eaten by a [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever giant star-nosed mole]] ]].

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* JustDesserts: [[Spoilers: [[spoilers: Mayor Cole gets eaten by a [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever giant star-nosed mole]] ]].
6th Jul '16 12:19:26 PM MysteryPerson
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* JustDesserts: Mayor Cole gets eaten by a [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever giant star-nosed mole]].

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* JustDesserts: [[Spoilers: Mayor Cole gets eaten by a [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever giant star-nosed mole]].mole]] ]].
30th Jun '16 8:22:18 PM TheGreatSkrond
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** The point of that system was to allow people to get jobs they liked more, through trade, while making sure someone ended up doing the bad jobs no one wanted but had to be done.
18th Jun '16 1:38:16 AM Anddrix
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* 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.



%% * AdultsAreUseless: Most of the important accomplishments in the series are achieved by children (specifically, Lina and Doon in ''The City of Ember'', ''The People of Sparks'', and ''The Diamond of Darkhold'', and Nickie and Grover in ''The Prophet of Yonwood'') with minimal parental supervision.



* ShrinkingViolet: 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: Amanda (Prophet of Yonwood), who doesn't have the strength to stand up to Mrs. Beeson and ends up helping her.
18th Jun '16 1:23:40 AM Anddrix
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* 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 on the surface 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]].



* PluckyGirl: Lina and Nickie who understand how bad things are in their respective times and try their best to help and make things better.
8th Jun '16 4:39:17 PM Anddrix
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* AdamAndEvePlot: The reason Ember existed: to help humanity survive the Disaster by sheltering them for 200 years until the world was safe again.



* CryingWolf: [[spoiler:Subverted; the mayor tried to claim to the city that this is what Doon and Lina were doing when they reported that he and Looper were stealing, stating that they were "spreading vicious rumors." However, they were telling the truth]].

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* CryingWolf: [[spoiler:Subverted; [[spoiler:Invoked; the mayor tried to claim to the city that this is what Doon and Lina were doing when they reported that he and Looper were stealing, stating that they were "spreading vicious rumors." However, they were telling the truth]].



* FieryRedhead: 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.



* {{Utopia}}: 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 one in the past were corrupt, which ultimately causes many problems for the Emberites.
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