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30th Jan '16 10:27:26 AM zerohelix
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** PlayedWith however when we find out in the last book that [[spoiler: the error really arose because of factions in the government who were receiving political funding from arms manufacturers attempting to sabotage the project. The cataclysm occurred because the prototype system recognised the back door that had been programmed into it, therefore saw ''itself'' as a threat to impartiality, fired the weapons at itself and thus triggered a chain reaction in response to this attack. Without this human corruption, the original program may have worked perfectly, something supported by the fact that the second, completed version of the program willingly shuts itself down when Elspeth reasons with it about this!]]

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** PlayedWith however when we find out in the last book that [[spoiler: the error really arose because of factions in the government who were receiving political funding from arms manufacturers attempting attempted to sabotage the project. The cataclysm occurred because the prototype system recognised the back door that had been programmed into it, therefore saw ''itself'' as a threat to impartiality, fired the weapons at itself and thus triggered a chain reaction in response to this attack. Without this human corruption, the original program may have worked perfectly, something supported by the fact that the second, completed version of the program willingly shuts itself down when Elspeth reasons with it about this!]]



* BenevolentPrecursors: (Warning, '''MAJOR SPOILER''') [[spoiler: the Guannette birds, who the Beforetime government first experimented on, with the result that they have mental powers that exceed any human except Elspeth. They stuck around after the Great White and are trying to make sure that humans wouldn't be stupid enough to reactivate the weaponmachines and cause a second holocaust.]]

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* BenevolentPrecursors: (Warning, '''MAJOR SPOILER''') SPOILER!''') [[spoiler: the The Guannette birds, who the Beforetime government first experimented on, with the result that they have mental powers that exceed any human except Elspeth. They stuck around after the Great White and are trying to make sure that humans wouldn't be stupid enough to reactivate the weaponmachines and cause a second holocaust.]]



* BurnTheWitch: the Herders just ''love'' that KillItWithFire approach.

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* BurnTheWitch: the The Herders just ''love'' that KillItWithFire approach.



* CatsAreMagic: Maruman looks like an ordinary and elderly cat but [[spoiler: due to beforetime [[AnimalTesting experimentation]]]] has a unique mind where all levels are one and the most powerful [[AstralProjection Astral]] psychic in the series, fully capable of fighting off even [[BigBad Ariel]] [[spoiler: and Lidge]] on the dreamtrails.

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* CatsAreMagic: Maruman looks like an ordinary and ordinary, elderly cat but [[spoiler: due to beforetime [[AnimalTesting experimentation]]]] he has a unique mind where all "all levels are one one" and is the most powerful [[AstralProjection Astral]] psychic in the series, fully capable of fighting off even [[BigBad Ariel]] [[spoiler: and Lidge]] on the dreamtrails.



** SomedayThisWillComeInHandy: combines with ChekhovsGun - if a concept, objective, or skill is talked about, shown, or demonstrated in passing at the beginning of the book, it ''will'' come in handy later. Sometimes even books later.

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** SomedayThisWillComeInHandy: combines Combines with ChekhovsGun - if a concept, objective, or skill is talked about, shown, or demonstrated in passing at the beginning of the book, it ''will'' come in handy later. Sometimes even books later.



* DramaticIrony: A lot. Despite the first person narrative, the reader gets a much clearer scope of things than any of the characters, and is able to piece things together much, much faster than the characters (usually this is [[JustifiedTrope justified]] because Elspeth discounts or forgets anything that happens in dreams/dream trails or the minds of others that she probes), however, justified or not, it can get a little annoying. [[spoiler: This is especially the case when Elspeth, hovering about the mindstream, sees a memory of the past depicting Hannah Seraphim and Jacob Obernewtyn while they are talking about: escaping from the government's Talent-testing unit, the fact that they are associated with Misfit Talents, the Reichler clinic, the coming of the Great White, how the mountains will be safe, and how Cassandra predicted the whole thing with futuretelling.]] Yes, because [[SarcasmMode none of those things are ever going to be relevant]] [[ChekhovsArmoury in this series]]. It gets even worse when [[spoiler: Swallow talks about the ancient promises and the tattoo that just conveniently happens to be the same one used by the government division investigating the possible weaponizing of Misfits in the Beforetime, featuring ''Guanette birds circling'', you know, the birds that happen to have ridiculously skilled mental powers?]]. By the time you get to Sador where [[spoiler: we find carvings which just so happened to be made by the same person who carved the doors of Obernewtyn, who was called "Kassanda", and who just happened to be able to predict the future]], it reaches wall banger territory.

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* DramaticIrony: A lot. Despite the first person narrative, the reader gets a much clearer scope of things than any of the characters, and is able to piece things together much, much faster than the characters (usually this is [[JustifiedTrope justified]] because Elspeth discounts or forgets anything that happens in dreams/dream trails or the minds of others that she probes), however, justified or not, it can get a little annoying. [[spoiler: This is especially the case when Elspeth, hovering about the mindstream, sees a memory of the past depicting Hannah Seraphim and Jacob Obernewtyn while they are talking about: escaping from the government's Talent-testing unit, the fact that they are associated with Misfit Talents, the Reichler clinic, the coming of the Great White, how the mountains will be safe, and how Cassandra predicted the whole thing with futuretelling.]] Yes, because [[SarcasmMode none of those things are ever going to be relevant]] [[ChekhovsArmoury in this series]]. It gets even worse when [[spoiler: Swallow talks about the ancient promises and the tattoo that just conveniently happens to be the same one used by the government division investigating the possible weaponizing of Misfits in the Beforetime, featuring ''Guanette birds circling'', you know, the birds that happen to have ridiculously skilled mental powers?]]. By the time you get to Sador where [[spoiler: we find carvings which just so happened to be made by the same person who carved the doors of Obernewtyn, who was called "Kassanda", and who just happened to be able to predict the future]], it reaches wall banger territory. Not all of these are ultimately resolved either, it becomes obvious to the reader that [[spoiler: Jacob named his daughter after Hannah and it was ''she'' who carried her mother's bones to Jacob's grave, set up Habitat, etc,]] but Elspeth and crew never figure this out.



* FantasticRacism: by Landfolk towards mutants, gypsies and outsiders. Can cross over into HaveYouTriedNotBeingAMonster with individuals.

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* FantasticRacism: by By Landfolk towards mutants, gypsies and outsiders. Can cross over into HaveYouTriedNotBeingAMonster with individuals.



* HeroicSacrifice: quite a few people. Notables are Elspeth, Sharna, Maruman, Matthew... okay, so more than a few people either sacrifice their lives or freedom for their cause. It's [[EarnYourHappyEnding that kind of series]].
* IgnoredExpert: in the Beforetime, [[spoiler: Hannah Seraphim, the Reichler Clinic and their associates]]. The Government probably should have listened, [[HarsherInHindsight in hindsight.]]

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* HeroicSacrifice: quite Quite a few people. Notables are Elspeth, Sharna, Maruman, Matthew... okay, so more than a few people either sacrifice their lives or freedom for their cause. It's [[EarnYourHappyEnding that kind of series]].
* IgnoredExpert: in In the Beforetime, [[spoiler: Hannah Seraphim, the Reichler Clinic and their associates]]. The Government probably should have listened, [[HarsherInHindsight in hindsight.]]



* LetsGetDangerous: nobody knows the exact extent of Elspeth's powers, and she tends to downplay them [[CoverBlowingSuperpower to avoid any awkwardness, or have to explain things that she'd rather not]]. She'll even [[ObfuscatingStupidity let others believe she's defective or stupid if it will serve her purpose]]. However, if you piss her off she ''will'' [[MindManipulation wipe out your every thought from existence]] or [[spoiler: [[TouchOfDeath kill you where you stand]]]]. God help you if you threaten someone close to her.

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* LetsGetDangerous: nobody Nobody knows the exact extent of Elspeth's powers, and she tends to downplay them [[CoverBlowingSuperpower to avoid any awkwardness, or have to explain things that she'd rather not]]. She'll even [[ObfuscatingStupidity let others believe she's defective or stupid if it will serve her purpose]]. However, if you piss her off she ''will'' [[MindManipulation wipe out your every thought from existence]] or [[spoiler: [[TouchOfDeath kill you where you stand]]]]. God help you if you threaten someone close to her.



** [[TheCassandra Cassandra]]. [[spoiler: Although [[WordOfGod the short story ''The DarkRoad'']] shows that it is actually Hannah who has the visions and is simply giving Cassandra instructions.]]
* MentalFusion: Farseekers are able to form a mindmerge to increase their range. The traditional method uses a group of farseekers pooling their energy to boost the signal of one member, and is limited by the number of minds the sender is able to link with simultaneously (Rushton's one Talent is the ability to combine many minds in this way, although he can't farseek himself). Then Aras comes up with a new method whereby trios of farseekers link to each other then to two other groups, forming a conduit for an unlinked mind to 'slide' along without using up their own energy. [[spoiler: In this way, Elspeth is able to farseek all the way from just outside Obernewtyn to Sutrium, half way across the Land.]]

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** [[TheCassandra Cassandra]]. [[spoiler: Although [[WordOfGod the short story ''The DarkRoad'']] shows that it is actually Hannah who has had the visions and is was simply giving Cassandra instructions.]]
* MentalFusion: Farseekers are able to form a mindmerge to increase their range. The traditional method uses a group of farseekers pooling their energy to boost the signal of one member, and is limited by the number of minds the sender is able to link with simultaneously (Rushton's one Talent is the ability to combine many any number of minds in this way, although he can't farseek himself). Then Aras comes up with a new method whereby trios of farseekers link to each other then to two other groups, forming a conduit for an unlinked mind to 'slide' along without using up their own energy. [[spoiler: In this way, Elspeth is able to farseek all the way from just outside Obernewtyn to Sutrium, half way across the Land.]]



* NeglectfulPrecursors: the Beforetimers.

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* NeglectfulPrecursors: the The Beforetimers.



* OneWorldOrder: the Council. The Evil kind. The caveat on this is that according to them the Land is the only place on earth left habitable. This isn't true, but they tend to kill or kidnap and enslave anyone who says otherwise. Ironically, the Council, having abolished slavery, can only sell the slaves to the places they're trying to deny exist.

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* OneWorldOrder: the The Council. The Evil kind. The caveat on this is that according to them the Land is the only place on earth left habitable. This isn't true, but they tend to kill or kidnap and enslave anyone who says otherwise. Ironically, the Council, having abolished slavery, can only sell the slaves to the places they're trying to deny exist.



* ProphecyPileup: Elspeth is the Seeker responsible for finding and destroying the [[LostSuperweapon weapon]][[DoomsdayDevice machines]]. She is also supposed to lead the animals to the ''freerunningbaraud'' and is significant in the gipsiesí secret ancient promises. The dolphins also have a prophecy/promise that they must come to her aid when she says a certain word.

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* ProphecyPileup: Elspeth is the Seeker responsible for finding and destroying the [[LostSuperweapon weapon]][[DoomsdayDevice machines]]. She is also supposed to lead the animals to the ''freerunningbaraud'' ''freerunningbarud'' and is significant in the gipsiesí secret ancient promises. The dolphins also have a prophecy/promise that they must come to her aid when she says a certain word.



* RebelliousRebel: A passive version is Gilaine and the other Misfits in the Druidís camp. The Druid is rebelling against the Council but is if anything more fanatically opposed to Misfits.

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* RebelliousRebel: A passive version is Gilaine and the other Misfits in the Druidís camp. The Druid is rebelling against the Council but is if anything even more fanatically opposed to Misfits.



* SamaritanSyndrome: poor Kella. When the plague hit Sutrium in ''Ashling'' she, being the only Healer in the city, tried to save as many people as possible. Consequently she almost had a nervous breakdown, not breaking to eat or sleep, trying to heal everyone. And then [[spoiler: [[FromBadToWorse the Herders started burning those infected with the plague alive]].]] This finally [[BreakTheCutie caused her to crack]] and descend into a HeroicBSOD.
* ScarsAreForever: played with throughout the series. Initially played straight, especially with Elspeth's scarred feet, [[AcheyScars which are very painful]], [[spoiler: until the Eldar Agyllian healer taught her body how to heal itself, hence subverting the trope to hell and back.]] However this [[PowerAtAPrice power comes at a price]]: [[spoiler: that she can never scar again, which she only finds out ''after'' she spent an entire night in agony getting a tattoo ingrained into her skin, which later disappears without a trace.]]

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* SamaritanSyndrome: poor Poor Kella. When the plague hit Sutrium in ''Ashling'' she, being the only Healer in the city, tried to save as many people as possible. Consequently she almost had a nervous breakdown, not breaking to eat or sleep, trying to heal everyone. And then [[spoiler: [[FromBadToWorse the Herders started burning those infected with the plague alive]].]] This finally [[BreakTheCutie caused her to crack]] and descend into a HeroicBSOD.
* ScarsAreForever: played Played with throughout the series. Initially played straight, especially with Elspeth's scarred feet, [[AcheyScars which are very painful]], [[spoiler: until the Eldar Agyllian healer taught her body how to heal itself, hence subverting the trope to hell and back.]] However this [[PowerAtAPrice power comes at a price]]: [[spoiler: that she can never scar again, which she only finds out ''after'' she spent an entire night in agony getting a tattoo ingrained into her skin, which later disappears without a trace.]]



* XanatosSpeedChess: from what the reader knows of [[spoiler: the Agyllians]], the incredibly complex series of events that resolve from [[ChekhovsGun one small trigger]], tend to be influenced and manipulated by them with finesse to achieve their goals, despite the fact that a lot of these triggering events are random and can't possibly be predicted without futuretelling. As a result there are a couple of conclusions that can be reasoned: 1) Due to futuretelling, the entire sequence of events was planned out from the ''start'', meaning that [[spoiler: Atthis]] is a [[TheChessmaster Chessmaster]] running a GambitRoulette that works due to said fortunetelling 2) [[spoiler: Atthis]] is running XanatosSpeedChess, dealing with opportunities and danger as they arise; or 3) the individual sequence of events are only vaguely manipulated based on the (fairly accurate) predictions of human interaction, and most of the time, a BatmanGambit is employed. YMMV on which, or TakeAThirdOption.

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* XanatosSpeedChess: from From what the reader knows of [[spoiler: the Agyllians]], the incredibly complex series of events that resolve from [[ChekhovsGun one small trigger]], tend to be influenced and manipulated by them with finesse to achieve their goals, despite the fact that a lot of these triggering events are random and can't possibly be predicted without futuretelling. As a result there are a couple of conclusions that can be reasoned: 1) Due to futuretelling, the entire sequence of events was planned out from the ''start'', meaning that [[spoiler: Atthis]] is a [[TheChessmaster Chessmaster]] running a GambitRoulette that works due to said fortunetelling fortunetelling; 2) [[spoiler: Atthis]] is running XanatosSpeedChess, dealing with opportunities and danger as they arise; or 3) the individual sequence of events are only vaguely manipulated based on the (fairly accurate) predictions of human interaction, and most of the time, a BatmanGambit is employed. YMMV on which, or TakeAThirdOption.
30th Jan '16 10:15:12 AM zerohelix
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** PlayedWith however when we find out in the last book that [[spoiler: the error really arose because of factions in the government who were receiving political funding from arms manufacturers attempting to sabotage the project. The cataclysm occurred because the prototype system recognised the back door that had been programmed into it and being to recognise human interference to the as a threat, ordered the weapons fired at ''itself'', in turn causing everything to go haywire. Without this human corruption, the original program may have worked perfectly, something supported by the fact that the second, completed version of the program willingly shuts itself down when Elspeth reasons with it about this!]]

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** PlayedWith however when we find out in the last book that [[spoiler: the error really arose because of factions in the government who were receiving political funding from arms manufacturers attempting to sabotage the project. The cataclysm occurred because the prototype system recognised the back door that had been programmed into it and being to recognise human interference to the it, therefore saw ''itself'' as a threat, ordered threat to impartiality, fired the weapons fired at ''itself'', itself and thus triggered a chain reaction in turn causing everything response to go haywire.this attack. Without this human corruption, the original program may have worked perfectly, something supported by the fact that the second, completed version of the program willingly shuts itself down when Elspeth reasons with it about this!]]



* BenevolentPrecursors: (warning, '''MAJOR SPOILER''') [[spoiler: the Guannette birds, who the Beforetime government first experimented on, with the result that they have mental powers that exceed any human except Elspeth. They stuck around after the Great White and are trying to make sure that humans wouldn't be stupid enough to reactivate the weaponmachines and cause a second holocaust.]]

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* BenevolentPrecursors: (warning, (Warning, '''MAJOR SPOILER''') [[spoiler: the Guannette birds, who the Beforetime government first experimented on, with the result that they have mental powers that exceed any human except Elspeth. They stuck around after the Great White and are trying to make sure that humans wouldn't be stupid enough to reactivate the weaponmachines and cause a second holocaust.]]



* ChekhovsGun: there are many in each book, but some span multiple books

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* ChekhovsGun: there There are many in each book, but some span multiple booksbooks:



** ChekhovsBoomerang: the Guannette birds, Obernewtyn, the front doors of Obernewtyn, and the wolves.

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** ChekhovsBoomerang: the The Guannette birds, Obernewtyn, the front doors of Obernewtyn, and the wolves.



** Also in direct opposition [[spoiler: Ariel]] as TheAntichrist. [[spoiler: no, seriously, he crossed the MoralEventHorizon half-way through book one and he's still going.]]
* CorruptChurch: the Herder faction. They skate the line of ReligionOfEvil but don't ''exactly'' cross over because the baseline values they exposit aren't specifically evil (although warped beyond belief), and their work is in the name of a benevolent (if harsh) god who looks after and loves the people who follow him. Unfortunately their pitch is that their god (and hence them by extension) can damn the ones who don't follow them. They preach that their way is the right and good way, and anyone who says otherwise is lying, insane, or possessed (by [[WindmillPolitical demons]]). However, their end aim is total domination, suppression of anything resembling free will, and zealous power complete with concentration camps, denouncements and burning alive anyone who is different or who opposes them. They [[KnightTemplar honestly think they are helping the Land to a good end, free and pure to be worthy of Ludd]]. Everyone else who ''isn't'' delusional thinks they are tyrannical oppressors whose [[ColdBloodedTorture torture skills]] are horrific enough to earn the entire order a permanent place beyond the MoralEventHorizon.

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** Also in direct opposition [[spoiler: Ariel]] as TheAntichrist. [[spoiler: no, No, seriously, he crossed the MoralEventHorizon half-way through book one and he's still going.]]
* CorruptChurch: the The Herder faction. They skate the line of ReligionOfEvil but don't ''exactly'' cross over because the baseline values they exposit aren't specifically evil (although warped beyond belief), and their work is in the name of a benevolent (if harsh) god who looks after and loves the people who follow him. Unfortunately their pitch is that their god (and hence them by extension) can damn the ones who don't follow them. They preach that their way is the right and good way, and anyone who says otherwise is lying, insane, or possessed (by [[WindmillPolitical demons]]). However, their end aim is total domination, suppression of anything resembling free will, and zealous power complete with concentration camps, denouncements and burning alive anyone who is different or who opposes them. They [[KnightTemplar honestly think they are helping the Land to a good end, free and pure to be worthy of Ludd]]. Everyone else who ''isn't'' delusional thinks they are tyrannical oppressors whose [[ColdBloodedTorture torture skills]] are horrific enough to earn the entire order a permanent place beyond the MoralEventHorizon.
30th Jan '16 9:55:34 AM zerohelix
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* [[spoiler: AIIsACrapShoot: yeah... taking all the immense weaponry of an advanced human race and putting it under the control of a MasterComputer who would ''[[TooDumbToLive use the weapons to annihilate any country that could be seen as threatening the earth]]'' was so not clever]]. The damn thing monitors the [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Balance Of Terror!]] Did anyone, [[GenreSavvy besides Cassy]] ''really'' not think this through?

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* [[spoiler: AIIsACrapShoot: yeah... Yeah... taking all the immense weaponry of an advanced human race and putting it under the control of a MasterComputer who would ''[[TooDumbToLive use ''use the weapons to annihilate any country that could be seen as threatening the earth]]'' Earth'' [[TooDumbToLive was so not clever]]. The damn thing monitors the [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Balance Of Terror!]] Did anyone, [[GenreSavvy besides Cassy]] ''really'' not think this through?through?
** PlayedWith however when we find out in the last book that [[spoiler: the error really arose because of factions in the government who were receiving political funding from arms manufacturers attempting to sabotage the project. The cataclysm occurred because the prototype system recognised the back door that had been programmed into it and being to recognise human interference to the as a threat, ordered the weapons fired at ''itself'', in turn causing everything to go haywire. Without this human corruption, the original program may have worked perfectly, something supported by the fact that the second, completed version of the program willingly shuts itself down when Elspeth reasons with it about this!]]
30th Jan '16 9:35:23 AM zerohelix
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* AstralProjection: A few people, but Elspeth and Maruman are pros.

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* AstralProjection: A few people, but people. Elspeth is proficient and Maruman are pros.is a master.



* BerserkButton: touch Elspeth and Rushton will kill you. If he thinks she is dead (which happens a couple of times), expect him to move through HeroicBSOD to DeathSeeker mode very quickly.

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* BerserkButton: touch Touch Elspeth and Rushton will kill you. If he thinks she is dead (which happens a couple of times), expect him to move through HeroicBSOD to DeathSeeker mode very quickly.


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* CatsAreMagic: Maruman looks like an ordinary and elderly cat but [[spoiler: due to beforetime [[AnimalTesting experimentation]]]] has a unique mind where all levels are one and the most powerful [[AstralProjection Astral]] psychic in the series, fully capable of fighting off even [[BigBad Ariel]] [[spoiler: and Lidge]] on the dreamtrails.
28th Nov '15 9:54:05 AM NTC3
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14th Nov '15 2:53:10 PM Laevatein
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To this point, six books in the series have been published:

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To this point, six There are seven books in the series have been published: series:



* The seventh and final book will be called ''The Red Queen''.

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* The seventh and final book will be called ''The Red Queen''.
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* ScheduleSlip: ''Twenty eight frickin' years'' between the first book and the last one. Some fans who read the first book in primary school are now in their mid-to-late thirties. As one of them put it, "''GameOfThrones'' fans have nothing on us."
27th Nov '14 11:31:31 PM PaulA
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''The Obernewtyn Chronicles'' is an Australian series of {{speculative fiction}} novels by Isobelle Carmody set in a world [[AfterTheEnd ravaged by a disaster]] known only as the Great White (presumably a nuclear holocaust). Once the fire stopped raining from the sky, a ruling Council was formed. About the same time, there was a sudden rise in deformed births in both livestock and humans. Afraid of what had just happened, the Council ruled that all mutants, human and animals, should be killed immediately, as would anyone trying to rebel against the Council. They soon founded a new religion, the Herder Faction, which preached the benefits of a natural, puritanical lifestyle and gruesome death to anyone who deviated from the norm.

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''The Obernewtyn Chronicles'' is an Australian series of {{speculative fiction}} novels by Isobelle Carmody Creator/IsobelleCarmody set in a world [[AfterTheEnd ravaged by a disaster]] known only as the Great White (presumably a nuclear holocaust). Once the fire stopped raining from the sky, a ruling Council was formed. About the same time, there was a sudden rise in deformed births in both livestock and humans. Afraid of what had just happened, the Council ruled that all mutants, human and animals, should be killed immediately, as would anyone trying to rebel against the Council. They soon founded a new religion, the Herder Faction, which preached the benefits of a natural, puritanical lifestyle and gruesome death to anyone who deviated from the norm.
1st Sep '14 12:18:29 PM morenohijazo
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** The most TriumphantExample for this series, would be Obernewtyn's doors. Introduced in the very first book, and still paying off in book 5.

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** The most TriumphantExample MostTriumphantExample for this series, would be Obernewtyn's doors. Introduced in the very first book, and still paying off in book 5.



* ProphecyPileup: Elspeth is the Seeker responsible for finding and destroying the [[LostSuperweapon weapon]][[DoomsdayDevice machines]]. She is also supposed to lead the animals to the ''freerunningbaraud'' and is significant in the gipsiesí secret ancient promises. The dolphins also have a prophecy/promise that they must come to her aid when she says a certain word.



* TwinTelepathy: Miky and Angina.



* {{Technopath}}: Some Misfits have an [[InstantExpert instinctive affinity for technology]], though they do spend a reasonable amount of time figuring out what it actually ''does''.



* {{Technopath}}: Some Misfits have an [[InstantExpert instinctive affinity for technology]], though they do spend a reasonable amount of time figuring out what it actually ''does''.

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* {{Technopath}}: Some Misfits have an [[InstantExpert instinctive affinity for technology]], though they do spend a reasonable amount of time figuring out what it actually ''does''.TwinTelepathy: Miky and Angina.
14th May '14 11:55:44 AM SeptimusHeap
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* SamaritanSyndrome: poor Kella. When the plague hit Sutrium in ''Ashling'' she, being the only Healer in the city, tried to save as many people as possible. Consequently she almost had a nervous breakdown, not breaking to eat or sleep, [[TheMessiah trying to heal everyone.]] And then [[spoiler: [[FromBadToWorse the Herders started burning those infected with the plague alive]].]] This finally [[BreakTheCutie caused her to crack]] and descend into a HeroicBSOD.

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* SamaritanSyndrome: poor Kella. When the plague hit Sutrium in ''Ashling'' she, being the only Healer in the city, tried to save as many people as possible. Consequently she almost had a nervous breakdown, not breaking to eat or sleep, [[TheMessiah trying to heal everyone.]] everyone. And then [[spoiler: [[FromBadToWorse the Herders started burning those infected with the plague alive]].]] This finally [[BreakTheCutie caused her to crack]] and descend into a HeroicBSOD.
14th May '14 10:49:57 AM Prfnoff
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* TheMessiah: Beast legends speak of Innle, a human who will lead the beasts to freedom from their slavery. Maruman, Elspeth's mad old cat, has decided that Elspeth is this saviour. [[spoiler: He's right.]]
** MessianicArchetype plays to this trope more in her favor, though.

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* TheMessiah: MessianicArchetype: Beast legends speak of Innle, a human who will lead the beasts to freedom from their slavery. Maruman, Elspeth's mad old cat, has decided that Elspeth is this saviour. [[spoiler: He's right.]]
** MessianicArchetype plays to this trope more in her favor, though.
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