History Literature / TheLightbringerSeries

19th Jan '17 2:15:16 AM Wilkovian
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* EldritchAbomination: [[spoiler: The Blights]]
13th Jan '17 3:21:13 PM Bissek
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* EmpireWithADarkSecret: [[spoiler:Every Prism has died through assassination. The Chromeria just kills most of them on a multiple of seven years after their ascension to make it look like dying after 7, 14, or 21 years on the job is natural.]]


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* ImprobableAimingSkills: The pirate known as Gunner is indisputably regarded as the best shot in the seven satrapies.


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* WilliamTelling: Gunner decides to shoot an apple off of Gavin's head, from across the length of his boat on high seas. Gavin ups the ante and dares Gunner to shoot the apple ''out'' of his mouth instead. [[ImprobableAimingSkills Gunner nails the shot]].
13th Jan '17 3:14:38 PM Bissek
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* EvilTwin: Dazen, to Gavin. [[spoiler: Zymun to Kip]]

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* EvilTwin: While technically not twins, Dazen, to Gavin. Gavin [[spoiler: and Zymun to Kip]]
21st Dec '16 11:02:35 PM Benboy555
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**[[spoiler:Living Black Luxin (whereas Obsidian/Hellstone is the 'dead' version) also absorbs light, luxin, memories, and the drafter's sanity.]]



** Triply subverted since [[spoiler: FakeGavin is actually a Black Luxin monochrome who stole his other colors from the White Oak brothers and maintained them through killing wights and Freeing drafters. RealGavin was no saint himself, with his own father admitting he had the potential to become a monster. Determining which is evil is difficult to say the least.]]

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** Triply subverted since [[spoiler: FakeGavin is actually a Black Luxin monochrome who stole his other colors from the White Oak brothers and maintained them through killing wights and Freeing drafters. RealGavin was no saint himself, with his own father admitting he had the potential to become a monster. Determining which one, if either, is evil is difficult to say the least.]]
21st Dec '16 10:58:44 PM Benboy555
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* ''The Blood Mirror'' (due late 2016)

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* ''The Blood Mirror'' (due late 2016)(2016)


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** Triply subverted since [[spoiler: FakeGavin is actually a Black Luxin monochrome who stole his other colors from the White Oak brothers and maintained them through killing wights and Freeing drafters. RealGavin was no saint himself, with his own father admitting he had the potential to become a monster. Determining which is evil is difficult to say the least.]]
18th Dec '16 1:51:14 PM Xtifr
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'''The Lightbringer Series''' is a series of fantasy novels by Brent Weeks, the author of ''Literature/TheNightAngelTrilogy''. The concluding volumes have yet to appear.

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'''The ''The Lightbringer Series''' Series'' is a series of fantasy novels by Brent Weeks, the author of ''Literature/TheNightAngelTrilogy''. The concluding volumes have yet to appear.
28th Oct '16 3:32:39 PM dlchen145
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* {{Badass}}: [[WorldOfBadass They're everywhere]]: Gavin, Ironfist, Karris, Corvan, even Kip and Liv have their badass moments.
28th Oct '16 2:28:03 PM natanya
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**[[spoiler:And now it turns out ''Andross'' is Kip's father]].
28th Oct '16 11:52:57 AM demonslayerkaiya
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** As of the end of the fourth book, [[spoiler: Kip and Tisis]] as well.
27th Oct '16 1:43:05 PM margdean56
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The ''Lightbringer Series'' is set in a different setting than the ''Night Angel Trilogy'', in a world known as the Seven Satrapies. The main character of the story is a young boy named Kip, an orphan from a backwater village in a war-torn country who is suddenly thrust into an increasingly dangerous series of events upon learning that his father is actually the Prism--a widely famous and powerful religious leader, considered to be an Emperor of the entire world. Like Brent Weeks' other series, this one introduces a cast of fascinating and unique characters and a world that, while not as dark or gritty as the ''Night Angel Trilogy'', still paints a unique picture of a fantasy world.

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The ''Lightbringer Series'' is set in a different setting than the ''Night Angel Trilogy'', in a world known as the Seven Satrapies. The main character of the story is a young boy named Kip, an orphan from a backwater village in a war-torn country who is suddenly thrust into an increasingly dangerous series of events upon learning that his father is actually the Prism--a widely famous and powerful religious leader, considered to be an Emperor of the entire world. Like Brent Weeks' other series, this one introduces a cast of fascinating and unique characters and a world that, while not as dark or gritty as the ''Night Angel Trilogy'', still paints a unique picture of a fantasy world.



* BigBadEnsemble: Two main ones, who are mostly independent with the occasional collusion: Lord Omnichrone, aka the Color Prince, aka [[spoiler: Koios White Oak]] aka [[spoiler: the White King]] and [[spoiler: Andross Guile]].

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* BigBadEnsemble: Two main ones, who are mostly independent with the occasional collusion: Lord Omnichrone, Omnichrome, aka the Color Prince, aka [[spoiler: Koios White Oak]] aka [[spoiler: the White King]] and [[spoiler: Andross Guile]].



* ButtMonkey: [[spoiler:Gavin has become this by the third book. Powerless, enslaved, imprisoned, tortured, maimed. It is the polar opposite of how Gavin was when first introduced - as the most powerful man in the world. Given the series' motifs of light, twins, duality, mirrors, etc -- this is likely intentional and awaiting a big pay-off.]]

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* ButtMonkey: [[spoiler:Gavin has become this by the third book. Powerless, enslaved, imprisoned, tortured, maimed. It is the polar opposite of how Gavin was when first introduced - -- as the most powerful man in the world. Given the series' motifs of light, twins, duality, mirrors, etc etc. -- this is likely intentional and awaiting a big pay-off.]]



* TheDarkSide: Technically the multicolored side. Basically what happens when Drafters overdose and [[spoiler:go insane]]

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* TheDarkSide: Technically the multicolored side. Basically what happens when Drafters overdose and [[spoiler:go insane]]insane]].



* GuileHero: Gavin [[spoiler: the fake.]]. Obviously doubles as a MeaningfulName.

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* GuileHero: Gavin [[spoiler: the fake.]].fake]]. Obviously doubles as a MeaningfulName.



* LoopholeAbuse: This is actively encouraged by the Blackguards during testing as fighting smarter means you're more likely to survive and since there aren't that many Blackguards to begin with it's a bit of a priority. [[spoiler:A notable example is when Kip and Teia hire a courier to deliver their money to them so they don't have to fight an entire gauntlet of thugs after being publicly and loudly given eight danars. They're called on it and Ironfist points out that if you're charged with protecting a VIP underhandedness is preferable to having to run the gauntlet.]]

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* LoopholeAbuse: This is actively encouraged by the Blackguards during testing as fighting smarter means you're more likely to survive and since survive. Since there aren't that many Blackguards to begin with it's a bit of a priority. [[spoiler:A notable example is when Kip and Teia hire a courier to deliver their money to them so they don't have to fight an entire gauntlet of thugs after being publicly and loudly given eight danars. They're called on it and Ironfist points out that if you're charged with protecting a VIP underhandedness is preferable to having to run the gauntlet.]]



** Chi, another "mythical" colour. Meaningful because its strongly implied to be x-rays. Chi is how to pronounce the Greek alphabet's version of X.

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** Chi, another "mythical" colour. Meaningful because its it's strongly implied to be x-rays. Chi is how to pronounce the Greek alphabet's version of X.



* OurWightsAreDifferent: Very different indeed. Color wights are what happens when a drafter overdoses on the amount of magic they can safely use and "break the halo", permanently staining their eyes in their color and giving their color's attributes a much-increased influence on their personality - often driving them mad. In most of the world, a color wight is put down like a mad dog.

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* OurWightsAreDifferent: Very different indeed. Color wights are what happens when a drafter overdoses on the amount of magic they can safely use and "break the halo", permanently staining their eyes in their color and giving their color's attributes a much-increased influence on their personality - -- often driving them mad. In most of the world, a color wight is put down like a mad dog.



** Drafters with darker skin have an advantage over lighter skinned ones-it's harder to see if and what color they are drafting while the luxin is under their skin-so there are a lot of dark Blackguards and potential Scary Black Men.

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** Drafters with darker skin have an advantage over lighter skinned ones-it's ones--it's harder to see if and what color they are drafting while the luxin is under their skin-so skin--so there are a lot of dark Blackguards and potential Scary Black Men.



* TheSociopath: Zymun is a textbook case - outwardly charming, lacking in anything that might be called empathy or conscience, craving constant stimulation, inflated sense of self-worth, etc.

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* TheSociopath: Zymun is a textbook case - -- outwardly charming, lacking in anything that might be called empathy or conscience, craving constant stimulation, inflated sense of self-worth, etc.
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