History Literature / TheChroniclesOfAmber

3rd Nov '16 4:22:33 PM dlchen145
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* BadassBoast: Corwin, being a poetic sort and a certified {{Badass}} and having no shortage of self-regard, gets several of these. In his own series, Merlin is far more humble and conflict-shy but even he manages a few.

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* BadassBoast: Corwin, being a poetic sort and a certified {{Badass}} badass and having no shortage of self-regard, gets several of these. In his own series, Merlin is far more humble and conflict-shy but even he manages a few.
25th Oct '16 8:04:33 PM nombretomado
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In 1991, the TabletopGame ''Amber Diceless Role Playing'' was released, followed by ''Shadow Knight'' in 1993; the expansion ''Rebma'' was announced but never released. There was supposedly a prequel series in 2002-2006 by another author... but they [[CanonDiscontinuity never happened]], as confirmed by GeorgeRRMartin and Creator/NeilGaiman, two friends and colleagues of the late Roger Zelazny. During his life, Zelazny had repeatedly and firmly turned down the possibility of an anthology of Amber stories by other authors.

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In 1991, the TabletopGame ''Amber Diceless Role Playing'' was released, followed by ''Shadow Knight'' in 1993; the expansion ''Rebma'' was announced but never released. There was supposedly a prequel series in 2002-2006 by another author... but they [[CanonDiscontinuity never happened]], as confirmed by GeorgeRRMartin Creator/GeorgeRRMartin and Creator/NeilGaiman, two friends and colleagues of the late Roger Zelazny. During his life, Zelazny had repeatedly and firmly turned down the possibility of an anthology of Amber stories by other authors.
28th Sep '16 11:55:43 PM 59Efra
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* BuryingASubstitute: Corwin underwent a sudden and longtime disappearance, (even for what is essentially an immortal demigod, it was a long time) and eventually his family created an cenotaph for him. When he finally returns from exile, he's quite amused by it, and somewhat surprisingly he finds he rather likes hanging out there, as it's a quiet, out of the way spot that is good for getting away from family intrigue and politics for a bit. He also admits that he's more fond of pissing on his own "grave" than he really should be.
19th Aug '16 10:08:08 AM NOYB
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* UnreliableNarrator: Arguably Corwin, especially when his viewpoint on a few characters is contrasted with Merlin's -- his sisters in particular. Almost the entire first Chronicle is told by Corwin to Merlin, giving Corwin reason to not be entirely truthful. (Corwin does mention, several times, that Amberites can never trust their relatives, [[FromACertainPointOfView thus implying...]]) Additionally, at the beginning of the story, Corwin is amnesiac and has imperfect recollections (e.g. thinking Random is his full-brother) until his memory is restored.

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* UnreliableNarrator: Arguably Corwin, especially when his viewpoint on a few characters is contrasted with Merlin's -- his sisters in particular. Almost the entire first Chronicle is told by Corwin to Merlin, giving Corwin reason to not be entirely truthful. (Corwin does mention, several times, that Amberites can never trust their relatives, [[FromACertainPointOfView thus implying...]]) Additionally, at the beginning of the story, Corwin is amnesiac and has imperfect recollections (e.g. thinking Random is his full-brother) full-brother and Eric his half-brother because he feels closer to one than the other) until his memory is restored.
19th Aug '16 10:07:01 AM NOYB
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* [[spoiler: UnexpectedSuccessor]]: [[spoiler: Random]] in the first series after [[spoiler: being appointed by the Unicorn]]. [[spoiler: Merlin's]] ascension to [[spoiler:the throne of Chaos]] in the second series.

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* [[spoiler: UnexpectedSuccessor]]: UnexpectedSuccessor: [[spoiler: Random]] in the first series after [[spoiler: being appointed by the Unicorn]]. [[spoiler: Merlin's]] ascension to [[spoiler:the throne of Chaos]] in the second series.
19th Aug '16 9:59:42 AM NOYB
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* ExpansionPackWorld: the Merlin chronicles.

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* ExpansionPackWorld: the The Merlin chronicles.
3rd Aug '16 9:55:27 AM Micah
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* AGodAmI: The first thing that any of Oberon's children do upon gaining the ability to wander through alternate dimensions is usually to find a dimension which they consider to be a paradise, complete with an entire society of worshipers. Considering that even the Amberites do not know whether they just find worlds or actually ''create'' them through their imagination, they might be ''right''.
** The second theory is particularly appalling for ''our'' InsignificantLittleBluePlanet, because it would mean Eric created the Earth simply as a place to hold the Black Death so he could ditch a wounded and unconscious Corwin in some random, disease-infested CrapsackWorld.


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* AGodAmI: The first thing that any of Oberon's children do upon gaining the ability to wander through alternate dimensions is usually to find a dimension which they consider to be a paradise, complete with an entire society of worshipers. Considering that even the Amberites do not know whether they just find worlds or actually ''create'' them through their imagination, they might be ''right''.
31st Jul '16 6:09:58 PM Goldfritha
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* UnicornsAreSacred: Even Oberon regards a unicorn as a special being.
31st Jul '16 10:09:18 AM Goldfritha
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* ThickerThanWater: You can not ''count'' on the family members turning on each other, or even refusing to help each other; sometimes they will help for no better reason than they are related. [[spoiler:And the man who spares Corwin on learning who he is turns out to be his son.]]
31st Jul '16 9:53:59 AM Goldfritha
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* DoctorsOrders: The nurse invokes this in the opening scenes with usual effectiveness.
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