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14th Jan '17 6:25:25 AM Morgenthaler
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* GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: Klael shows up randomly in the final book of the second series and promptly takes over as BigBad. Once explained it makes sense, and anyone familiar with TheMalloreon could see something like that coming, but it was still rather jarring.

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* GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: Klael shows up randomly in the final book of the second series and promptly takes over as BigBad. Once explained it makes sense, and anyone familiar with TheMalloreon Literature/TheMalloreon could see something like that coming, but it was still rather jarring.
30th Dec '16 11:58:49 PM Carnildo
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** Also: 'I'm an agnostic, Divine One.' 'Would you like to examine that last sentence for logical consistency, Stragen?'

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** Also: 'I'm an agnostic, Divine One.' 'Would you like to examine that last sentence for logical consistency, Stragen?'Stragen?'[[note]]"Divine One" is the honorific used when addressing a god or goddess.[[/note]]



* DumbBlonde: Subverted by [[ObfuscatingStupidity Melidere]].

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* DumbBlonde: Subverted by [[ObfuscatingStupidity Melidere]]. On the surface, she's Ehlana's air-headed lady-in-waiting. [[spoiler:In practice, she's simultaneously one of Ehlana's chief advisors and a successful white-collar criminal.]]
23rd Dec '16 6:07:03 PM erana
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* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: Sparhawk, twice. See LemonyNarrator below.



* LemonyNarrator: Played with (added to a few isolated examples of it being PlayedForLaughs) when the third person narration of Sparhawk's inner monologue turns into garish PurpleProse, then comments upon Sparhawk noticing it and groaning inwardly. It's actually a minor plot point. Blame [[spoiler:Aphrael]].

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* LemonyNarrator: Played with (added to a few isolated examples of it being PlayedForLaughs) when the third person narration of Sparhawk's inner monologue turns into garish PurpleProse, then comments upon Sparhawk noticing it and groaning inwardly. It's actually a minor plot point. Blame [[spoiler:Aphrael]]. It happens ''again'' but UpToEleven with [[spoiler:Sparhawk/Anakha]] ''[[LeaningOnTheFourthWall actually complaining outwardly about it]]'' at the last book's climax. It's actually a bigger plot point. Blame [[spoiler:Bhelliom]].
23rd Dec '16 2:05:06 AM erana
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* BabiesEverAfter: Only for [[spoiler:Sparhawk and Ehlana]]. Subverted in that their bouncing baby daughter is actually ''[[spoiler: Aphrael.]]'' [[spoiler: [[MindScrew At the same time she exists as Flute]]]]. When they do eventually meet, nobody non-magical suspects a thing except [[spoiler:[[OnlySaneMan Berit]]]], who sees that Sparhawk, Sephrenia, and Vanion are remarkably twitchy about it.

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* BabiesEverAfter: Only for [[spoiler:Sparhawk and Ehlana]]. Subverted in that their bouncing baby daughter is actually ''[[spoiler: Aphrael.]]'' [[spoiler: [[MindScrew At the same time she exists as Flute]]]]. When they do eventually meet, nobody non-magical (or [[EverythingsCuterWithKittens non-human]]) suspects a thing except [[spoiler:[[OnlySaneMan Berit]]]], who sees that Sparhawk, Sephrenia, and Vanion are remarkably twitchy about it.
22nd Dec '16 3:23:20 PM erana
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* ArtisticLicenseMilitary: There's a big deal made of the Cyrgai ([[{{Expy}} Expies]] of AncientGreece using Phalanx tactics) being hopelessly obsolete against "modern tactics", like the Eastern Peloi javalin-armed light cavalry using hit-and-run tactics. In actuality, said javelin-throwing light cavalry tactic is as ancient as the Phalanx itself, being used by the Persian armies in their war against Greece. Yes, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Plataeathe one where they were soundly defeated]].

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* ArtisticLicenseMilitary: There's a big deal made of the Cyrgai ([[{{Expy}} Expies]] of AncientGreece using Phalanx tactics) being hopelessly obsolete against "modern tactics", like the Eastern Peloi javalin-armed light cavalry using hit-and-run tactics. In actuality, said javelin-throwing light cavalry tactic is as ancient as the Phalanx itself, being used by the Persian armies in their war against Greece. Yes, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Plataeathe org/wiki/Battle_of_Plataea the one where they were soundly defeated]].
22nd Dec '16 3:21:55 PM erana
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* ArtisticLicenseMilitary: There's a big deal made of the Cyrgai ({{Expie}}s of AncientGreece using Phalanx tactics) being hopelessly obsolete against "modern tactics", like the Eastern Peloi javalin-armed light cavalry using hit-and-run tactics. In actuality, said javelin-throwing light cavalry tactic is as ancient as the Phalanx itself, being used by the Persian armies in their war against Greece. Yes, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Plataeathe one where they were soundly defeated]].

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* ArtisticLicenseMilitary: There's a big deal made of the Cyrgai ({{Expie}}s ([[{{Expy}} Expies]] of AncientGreece using Phalanx tactics) being hopelessly obsolete against "modern tactics", like the Eastern Peloi javalin-armed light cavalry using hit-and-run tactics. In actuality, said javelin-throwing light cavalry tactic is as ancient as the Phalanx itself, being used by the Persian armies in their war against Greece. Yes, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Plataeathe one where they were soundly defeated]].
22nd Dec '16 3:20:30 PM erana
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* ArtisticLicenseMilitary: There's a big deal made of the Cyrgai ({{Expie}}s of AncientGreece using Phalanx tactics) being hopelessly obsolete against "modern tactics", like the Eastern Peloi javalin-armed light cavalry using hit-and-run tactics. In actuality, said javelin-throwing light cavalry tactic is as ancient as the Phalanx itself, being used by the Persian armies in their war against Greece. Yes, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Plataeathe one where they were soundly defeated]].
22nd Dec '16 7:39:28 AM erana
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** '''Someone: '''"Dear God..." '''Nearest actual God: '''"Oh, thank you".

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** '''Someone: '''"Dear God..." '''Nearest actual God: deity: '''"Oh, thank you".
22nd Dec '16 7:38:53 AM erana
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** '''Someone: '''"Dear God..." '''Nearest actual God: '''"Oh, thank you".
22nd Dec '16 5:21:41 AM erana
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** Eddings also makes a not-so-subtle ShoutOut to his previous works when he makes Sparhawk utter [[Literature/TheBelgariad Belgarion's]] CatchPhrase:
-->''Why me?''
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