History Literature / TheCatastropheOfTheEmeraldQueen

22nd Feb '13 12:00:26 PM SeptimusHeap
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* AntiHero: Mordalayn. Who is a [[SlidingScaleOfAntiHeroes Type II]] or [[SlidingScaleOfAntiHeroes Type III]] depending on your viewpoint.
3rd Aug '12 2:59:53 AM Sheora
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!! ''The Catastrophe Of The Emerald Queen'' contains examples of:

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24th Jun '12 7:11:30 AM CziltangUK
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* EstablishingCharacterMoment: [[spoiler: Mordlayn’s treatment of the bully Aiden. Kloee’s reaction when she finds out Kulkrain is hurt. Bue’s bravery when the mercenaries attack the orphanage. Sophie’s return when she punishes the surviving King’s Daggers.]]

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* EstablishingCharacterMoment: [[spoiler: Mordlayn’s treatment of the bully Aiden. Kloee’s reaction when she finds out Kulkrain is hurt. Bue’s bravery when the mercenaries attack the orphanage. Sophie’s return when she punishes the surviving King’s Daggers. Galfront Siavy throwing one of his own men into the path of a Vagthunder.]]
22nd Jun '12 12:47:16 PM CziltangUK
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* AdultsAreUseless: Jared's parents, especially his father. The local police in Sylvia's area [[spoiler: not to mention the Firearms Police from Heathrow airport]].


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* BadBoss: Galfront Siavy. King James.


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* BullyHunter: Mordalayan.
**(actually this doesn't really describe HOW much he hates bullies!)


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* DirtyCoward: Aiden the bully, Galfront Siavy.
** (although the jury's out on Galfront as he could be argued to simply have a WeHaveReserves mentality or just a refined sense of self preservation)


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* KidsAreCruel:


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* ThrewMyBikeOnTheRoof: Aiden and Maria.


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* YouHaveFailedMe: The jailer. The men forced to fight as gladiators.
22nd Jun '12 7:05:05 AM BonsaiForest
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* EvenEvilHasStandards: Subverted. King James has no redeeming qualities whatsoever and Galfront Siavy [[spoiler: pushes one of his own men into the path of a pursuing Vagthunder to gain time to escape.]]

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: Subverted.Averted. King James has no redeeming qualities whatsoever and Galfront Siavy [[spoiler: pushes one of his own men into the path of a pursuing Vagthunder to gain time to escape.]]



* FriendToAllChildren: Maximo [[spoiler: Subverted slightly as he is clearly a nice guy with a lot of affection for kids yet sends Jared and Mordalayn (and unintenionally Bue and Leppard) to King James via the Shimmer. To be fair he had no choice but hey!]]

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* FriendToAllChildren: Maximo [[spoiler: Subverted Averted slightly as he is clearly a nice guy with a lot of affection for kids yet sends Jared and Mordalayn (and unintenionally Bue and Leppard) to King James via the Shimmer. To be fair he had no choice but hey!]]



* HonorAmongThieves: Subverted and then some. [[spoiler: Galfront Siavy thinks nothing of getting his own men killed, sometimes to save himself. One of his men leaves another to face death by Vagthunder.]]

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* HonorAmongThieves: Subverted Averted and then some. [[spoiler: Galfront Siavy thinks nothing of getting his own men killed, sometimes to save himself. One of his men leaves another to face death by Vagthunder.]]



* InfantImmortality: Nearly subverted. [[spoiler: King James orders Bue killed but Leppard offers himself instead]].
* InvincibleHero: [[spoiler: Subverted. Mordalayn only survives the Glaver attack at the end due to Bue’s intervention. He also fares relatively badly against King James in the final duel.]]

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* InfantImmortality: Nearly subverted.averted. [[spoiler: King James orders Bue killed but Leppard offers himself instead]].
* InvincibleHero: [[spoiler: Subverted.Averted. Mordalayn only survives the Glaver attack at the end due to Bue’s intervention. He also fares relatively badly against King James in the final duel.]]



* LetsFightLikeGentlemen: Subverted. Mordalayn improvises and fights dirty all the time. [[spoiler: King James loses a duel against Mordalayn then tries to backstab him. Mordalayn pretends to reach for an opponent's sword then simply kicks the man in the leg, breaking it.]]

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* LetsFightLikeGentlemen: Subverted.Averted. Mordalayn improvises and fights dirty all the time. [[spoiler: King James loses a duel against Mordalayn then tries to backstab him. Mordalayn pretends to reach for an opponent's sword then simply kicks the man in the leg, breaking it.]]



* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Used then subverted with Mordalayn and Scious. [[spoiler: Mordlayn assumes he or Jared are about to be attacked and his actions result in the people in Arkale laughing at him. He then takes out two soldiers who wanted to torture Scious, thus reinstating his status as a badass in the townspeoples' eyes.]]

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Used then subverted averted with Mordalayn and Scious. [[spoiler: Mordlayn assumes he or Jared are about to be attacked and his actions result in the people in Arkale laughing at him. He then takes out two soldiers who wanted to torture Scious, thus reinstating his status as a badass in the townspeoples' eyes.]]



* NonFatalExplosions: Subverted. [[spoiler: Mordalayn's sword becomes a raging torrent of lethal power, wiping out all but a handful of the King's Daggers. The effects of this are made very clear.]]

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* NonFatalExplosions: Subverted.Averted. [[spoiler: Mordalayn's sword becomes a raging torrent of lethal power, wiping out all but a handful of the King's Daggers. The effects of this are made very clear.]]



* TimeForPlanB: Subverted. [[spoiler: Alegria became over confident and complacent. When Sophie falls into a coma and can no longer dream her way into Alegria as the queen, there is no way to bring her back and no Plan B to fall back on.]]

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* TimeForPlanB: Subverted.Averted. [[spoiler: Alegria became over confident and complacent. When Sophie falls into a coma and can no longer dream her way into Alegria as the queen, there is no way to bring her back and no Plan B to fall back on.]]
20th Jun '12 8:04:36 AM CziltangUK
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** Also the Emerald Queen. Everyone is in awe and/ or scared of her. She's the only person Mordalayn shows any true respect for beyond mere courtesy. [[spoiler: She also turns 30+ special forces soldiers into old men with just a wave of her hand and a few words...and she's ELEVEN.]]
18th Jun '12 11:36:13 PM Telcontar
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* EstablishingCharacterMoment:
** [[spoiler: Mordlayn’s treatment of the bully Aiden. Kloee’s reaction when she finds out Kulkrain is hurt. Bue’s bravery when the mercenaries attack the orphanage. Sophie’s return when she punishes the surviving King’s Daggers.]]

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* EstablishingCharacterMoment:
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EstablishingCharacterMoment: [[spoiler: Mordlayn’s treatment of the bully Aiden. Kloee’s reaction when she finds out Kulkrain is hurt. Bue’s bravery when the mercenaries attack the orphanage. Sophie’s return when she punishes the surviving King’s Daggers.]]
18th Jun '12 12:45:58 PM CziltangUK
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* AfterlifeAntechamber: The Gryphoids. [[spoiler: They visit the recently expired and freeze time to tell them their life story before they move on. In Leppard's case this is all the selflessness and acts of generosity. In King James's case it's left to the imagination but as the Gryphoid says "where shall we begin?"]]
18th Jun '12 12:11:34 PM CziltangUK
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* PunchClockVillain: The Chupateen and to some extent the Glavers.
18th Jun '12 11:58:42 AM CziltangUK
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* NightmareFuel: The Vagthunder and the Gryphoids.
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