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11th Oct '17 10:19:18 AM fruitstripegum
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* Sleepyhead: The Lethargians, whose schedule consists primarily of naps, and when talking to Milo, doze off after every other sentence.

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* Sleepyhead: {{Sleepyhead}}: The Lethargians, whose schedule consists primarily of naps, and when talking to Milo, doze off after every other sentence.
17th Sep '17 7:19:36 PM NateTheGreat
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* PainPoweredLeap: King Azaz is asking if there are any volunteers to help Milo on his quest, and at first no one comes forth. However, the Spelling Bee sneaks up and stings the Humbug in the butt, [[GotVolunteered causing the Humbug to stand up suddenly and making everyone think he was volunteering]]. Later on, in Milo's car Humbug exhibits a delayed reaction and finally leaps up in the air with a scream (and apparently lands right back in the car).

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* PainPoweredLeap: In the movie King Azaz is asking asks if there are any volunteers to help Milo on his quest, and at first no one comes forth. However, the Spelling Bee sneaks up and stings the Humbug in the butt, [[GotVolunteered causing the Humbug to stand up suddenly and making everyone think he was volunteering]]. Later on, in Milo's car Humbug exhibits a delayed reaction and finally leaps up in the air with a scream (and apparently lands right back in the car).
14th Sep '17 9:40:24 AM AJD
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* TheFaceless: The Terrible Trivium, demon of pointless tasks.



* InsistentTerminology: It's "number of greatest possible magnitude", ''not'' "biggest number" or "longest number", thank you very much.
16th Aug '17 5:27:49 PM Sharlee
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* TastesLikePurple / ShapedLikeItself: While in the Word Market, Milo eats a few letters. The letter ''A'' apparently tastes "sweet and juicy, exactly how you'd expect an A to taste," an I is "icy and refreshing" and a C is "crisp and crunchy." A similar effect is used for the visual sounds in the Soundkeeper's vault.

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* TastesLikePurple / ShapedLikeItself: While in the Word Market, Milo eats a few letters. The letter ''A'' apparently tastes "sweet and juicy, exactly how you'd expect an A to taste," an I is "icy and refreshing" and a C is "crisp and crunchy." A similar effect is used for the visual sounds in the Soundkeeper's vault.vault, and for how specific instruments in Chroma's orchestra generate particular colors for the landscape.
16th Aug '17 5:25:08 PM Sharlee
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* InsistentTerminology: It's "number of greatest possible magnitude", ''not'' "biggest number" or "longest number", thank you very much.
16th Aug '17 5:21:58 PM Sharlee
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* {{Backstory}}: Provided by Faintly Macabre, who turns out to be the sister of the old King of Wisdom.

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* {{Backstory}}: Provided for the region as a whole by Faintly Macabre, who turns out to be the sister of the old King of Wisdom.Wisdom. The Soundkeeper fills this in specifically for the Valley of Sound.
16th Aug '17 5:19:35 PM Sharlee
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* IdiosyncraticWipe: Azaz has his servants disassemble the dining table, dining hall, and palace around himself and the three travelers after the royal banquet, leaving them outdoors in the market. The Mathemagician uses his MagicStaff's eraser to erase the surrounding number mine, so he and the trio wind up in his workshop.


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* MagicStaff: The Mathemagician's is a staff-sized pencil.
16th Aug '17 12:45:25 PM Sharlee
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* BookshelfDominoes: Happens to the stalls in Dictionopolis's Word Market when the Spelling Bee and Humbug knock one over while brawling.



* DisasterDominoes: Happens to the stalls in Dictionopolis's Word Market when the Spelling Bee and Humbug knock one over while brawling.
16th Aug '17 12:44:23 PM Sharlee
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* DisasterDominoes: Happens to the stalls in Dictionopolis's Word Market when the Spelling Bee and Humbug knock one over while brawling.
16th Aug '17 9:55:38 AM Sharlee
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* WallpaperCamouflage: The Lethargarians of the Doldrums are colored in such a way that each individual blends in perfectly with whatever it's lazing around on: the ground, the grass, or even Milo's shirt.



* UnfortunateName: Due to their parents' having twice guessed wrongly about how their pups' clocks would sound, Tock and his elder brother Tick each have names that ''sound'' like the other one's.



* WallpaperCamouflage: The Lethargarians of the Doldrums are colored in such a way that each individual blends in perfectly with whatever it's lazing around on: the ground, the grass, or even Milo's shirt.
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