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15th Mar '17 6:24:37 AM MegaSolipsist
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* Anvilicious: Both books (as well as Kvothe himself) are very emphatic about how the Edema Ruh are honest travelling people who never commit any crimes ever, but are unfairly maligned and blamed for problems by everybody.

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* Anvilicious: {{Anvilicious}}: Both books (as well as Kvothe himself) are very emphatic about how the Edema Ruh are honest travelling people who never commit any crimes ever, but are unfairly maligned and blamed for problems by everybody.
15th Mar '17 6:22:42 AM MegaSolipsist
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* Anvilicious: Both books (as well as Kvothe himself) are very emphatic about how the Edema Ruh are honest travelling people who never commit any crimes ever, but are unfairly maligned and blamed for problems by everybody.
26th Feb '17 9:56:56 PM NanoMoose
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* LeftJustifiedFantasyMap: The map is similar to Europe, the places that Kvothe initially inhabits such as the University and Tarbean are to the west. Kvothe later travels eastward, first to Vintas, and then onward to Ademre.

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* LeftJustifiedFantasyMap: The map is similar to Europe, Europe; the places that Kvothe initially inhabits such as the University and Tarbean are to the west. Kvothe later travels eastward, first to Vintas, and then onward to Ademre.



* TheMagnificent: Kvothe the Bloodless/the Arcane/Kingkiller

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* TheMagnificent: Kvothe the Bloodless/the Arcane/KingkillerArcane/Kingkiller.



* RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil: Kvothe certainly thinks so. Indeed, he feels so strongly on the subject that even when he's been alchemically rendered unable to feel or even comprehend moral restraint, he instinctively knows that he mustn't rape anyone, in the same way he knows he mustn't try to eat a rock.

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* RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil: Kvothe certainly thinks so. Indeed, he feels so strongly on the subject that even when he's been alchemically rendered unable to feel or even comprehend moral restraint, he instinctively knows that he mustn't rape anyone, in the same way he knows he mustn't try to eat a rock.rock or walk through a solid wall.



* RedRightHand: It's implied that all of the Chandrian have one. Cinder, has white hair, black eyes and a SlasherSmile. Lord Haliax is described as being totally shrouded in shadow, even in bright light. They also leave signs of their presence in the area, such as fire turning blue, iron rusting, wood rotting, etc.

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* RedRightHand: It's implied that all of the Chandrian have one. Cinder, Cinder has white hair, black eyes and a SlasherSmile. Lord Haliax is described as being totally shrouded in shadow, even in bright light. They also leave signs of their presence in the area, such as fire turning blue, iron rusting, wood rotting, etc.



* ScheduleSlip: Book 2 was a long time coming. Seems like Book 3 may be the same.

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* %%* ScheduleSlip: Book 2 was a long time coming. Seems like Book 3 may be the same.
26th Feb '17 9:48:58 PM NanoMoose
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* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Denna, Kvothe's love interest, leaves a string of sweethearts behind her, but [[spoiler: chooses to stay with the abusive patron who pays her to write dangerous songs and beats her when he's bored]].
18th Feb '17 7:29:20 PM MWAB
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* Badass Boast
** Kvothe's begins his story with one

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* Badass Boast
BadassBoast
** Kvothe's Kvothe begins his story with one
18th Feb '17 7:28:29 PM MWAB
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*Badass Boast
** Kvothe's begins his story with one
** Bast's threat to Chronicler, made even more badass because it's implied that this is NotHyperbole
10th Feb '17 9:28:32 PM NanoMoose
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** The barkeep Deoch, is named for the Irish word "deoch" -- a drink.

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** The barkeep Deoch, Deoch is named for the Irish word "deoch" -- a drink.



* Master of Alchemy Mandrag probably gets his name from Mandragora, the Latin word for the mandrake species of plants, which carries much superstition and ritual significance due to its oddly-shaped roots and many botanical properties.

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* ** Master of Alchemy Mandrag probably gets his name from Mandragora, the Latin word for the mandrake species of plants, which carries much superstition and ritual significance due to its their oddly-shaped roots and many botanical properties.



* NoConservationOfEnergy: Averted. One of the main premises of Sympathy is that you need energy, and the weaker the link, the more energy is lost in the process. As already mentioned, when in a pinch, some characters (mostly Kvothe) have used the heat from their own [[BloodMagic blood]] for an energy source - though only in a pinch, because over-doing it induces hypothermia.

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* NoConservationOfEnergy: Averted. One of the main premises of Sympathy is that you need energy, and the weaker the link, the more energy is lost in the process. As already mentioned, when in a pinch, some characters (mostly Kvothe) have used the heat from their own [[BloodMagic blood]] for an energy source - -- though only in a pinch, because over-doing it induces hypothermia.
10th Feb '17 5:56:26 AM NanoMoose
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* AlphaBitch: Ambrose fits this trope to a T.

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* AlphaBitch: Ambrose fits this trope to a T.T, except he's a dude.



** "Ophalum" / "denner resin", which grows in a tree, but has effects resembling a mishmash of several real drugs, notably opium.

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** "Ophalum" / "denner "Ophalum"/"denner resin", which grows in a tree, but has effects resembling a mishmash of several real drugs, notably opium.



* CannotSpitItOut : Kvothe and Denna

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* CannotSpitItOut : CannotSpitItOut: Kvothe and DennaDenna.



* DubNameChange: Foreign traslations of the books often change names of characters and concepts for no apparent reason. For example, the Blac of Drossen Tor is changed to "Nagra of Vessten Tor" in the Spanish translation.

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* DubNameChange: Foreign traslations translations of the books often change names of characters and concepts for no apparent reason. For example, the Blac of Drossen Tor is changed to "Nagra of Vessten Tor" in the Spanish translation.



* FantasyGunControl combined with a form of MedievalStasis. There are hints that there was a higher level of technology in the past, among them rusted and unrecognizable hulks in the tunnels and the remains of an extensive sewer system. Something seems to have knocked them back. Sections at the University suggest that science and technology is currently around early 19th century levels, possibly a little better in some areas and worse in others. For example:

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* FantasyGunControl combined with a form of MedievalStasis. MedievalStasis: There are hints that there was a higher level of technology in the past, among them rusted and unrecognizable hulks in the tunnels and the remains of an extensive sewer system. Something seems to have knocked them back. Sections at the University suggest that science and technology is currently around early 19th century levels, possibly a little better in some areas and worse in others. For example:



* GenericCuteness: ''Every'' woman in ''The Name of the Wind'' is described as beautiful, good-looking, etc. {{Lampshaded}} by Bast ("All the women in your story are beautiful"), which indicates this trope might simply be caused by Kvothe finding every woman he sees attractive. ''The Wise Man's Fear'' eases up on this, introducing such characters as the old, practical Shehyn and the boyish Hespe.

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* GenericCuteness: ''Every'' woman in ''The Name of the Wind'' is described as beautiful, good-looking, etc. {{Lampshaded}} by Bast ("All the women in your story are beautiful"), which indicates this trope might simply be caused by Kvothe finding every woman he sees attractive. attractive, because at the time he was a fifteen-year-old boy who didn't meet many girls. ''The Wise Man's Fear'' eases up on this, up, introducing such characters as the old, practical Shehyn and the boyish Hespe.



* InfallibleNarrator: Being TheAce as well as a trained storyteller, Kvothe recollects every detail of his story. Before he's even willing to begin, he demands proof that Chronicler will be able to transcribe every detail perfectly.

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* InfallibleNarrator: Being TheAce as well as a trained storyteller, Kvothe recollects every detail of his story.story (he says). Before he's even willing to begin, he demands proof that Chronicler will be able to transcribe every detail perfectly.



* MagicAIsMagicA: Knacks, Sympathy, and Naming all work by concrete rules, which are explained at length. Alchemy is pointed out as being distinctly different from chemistry, but Sympathy and Sygaldry bear more in common with physics and calculus than with traditional magic.

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* MagicAIsMagicA: Knacks, Sympathy, and Naming all work by concrete rules, which are explained at length. Alchemy is pointed out as being distinctly different from chemistry, but Sympathy and Sygaldry bear more in common with physics and calculus than with traditional magic.



** The barkeep Deoch, is named for the Irish word "deoch"--a drink.

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** The barkeep Deoch, is named for the Irish word "deoch"--a "deoch" -- a drink.



* Master of Alchemy Mandrag probably gets his name from Mandragora, the Latin word for the mandrake species of plants, which carries much superstition and ritual significance due to its oddly-shaped roots and many botanical properties.



* NoConservationOfEnergy: Averted. One of the main premises of Sympathy is that you need energy, and the weaker the link, the more energy is lost in the process. As already mentioned, when in a pinch, some characters (mostly Kvothe) have used the heat from their own [[BloodMagic blood]] for an energy source.

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* NoConservationOfEnergy: Averted. One of the main premises of Sympathy is that you need energy, and the weaker the link, the more energy is lost in the process. As already mentioned, when in a pinch, some characters (mostly Kvothe) have used the heat from their own [[BloodMagic blood]] for an energy source.source - though only in a pinch, because over-doing it induces hypothermia.



** But, according to Skarpi, the beings who became the angels were originally [[spoiler:survivors of the Creation War that forswore their earthly lives to gain great power to mete out justice]].
* PerpetualPoverty: A continuing theme is that Kvothe is nearly broke and just barely manages to get his tuition paid and his survival needs met. [[spoiler: as of the end of Wise Man's Fear, this plot point is resolved.]]

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** But, But according to Skarpi, the beings who became the angels were originally [[spoiler:survivors of the Creation War that forswore their earthly lives to gain great power to mete out justice]].
* PerpetualPoverty: A continuing theme is that Kvothe is nearly broke and just barely manages to get his tuition paid and his survival needs met. [[spoiler: as [[spoiler:As of the end of Wise Man's Fear, this plot point is resolved.]]



* ShownTheirWork: Many have lauded Rothfuss for his descriptions of music in his books -- despite this, however, Pat claims that he can't play an instrument to save his life.

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* ShownTheirWork: Many have lauded Rothfuss for his descriptions of music in his books -- despite books. Despite this, however, Pat claims that he can't play an instrument to save his life.
31st Jan '17 10:24:29 AM JustTroper
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* MagicalBarefooter: An aversion to shoes may be the general trait of those who have the knowledge of things' true names. Auri and Elodin both have a penchant for going barefoot, and another character from ''Literature/TheWiseMansFear'' (a wise old Listener) also DoesNotLikeShoes.
17th Dec '16 2:16:58 AM Xtifr
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'''The Kingkiller Chronicle''' is set to be a trilogy of [[HeroicFantasy Heroic Fantasies]] by Creator/PatrickRothfuss.

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'''The ''The Kingkiller Chronicle''' Chronicle'' is set to be a trilogy of [[HeroicFantasy Heroic Fantasies]] by Creator/PatrickRothfuss.
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