History Literature / TheSagaOfDarrenShan

4th Aug '16 4:55:26 AM Morgenthaler
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* SleepsWithBothEyesOpen: Being artificially made creatures who only possess features their creator deemed necessary, the "Little People" have no eyelids. Their eyes do become dimmer while sleeping, though.
2nd Aug '16 3:45:19 PM LentilSandEater
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** The vampaneze code also [[DoesntLikeGuns prevents them from using projectile weapons]]. The vampires have a less restrictive one which [[DoesntLikeGuns just disallows guns and bows]] (shuriken are fine). Then the vampaneze start to raise an army of human soldiers who are exempt from their code (and can thus lie and use guns), to the outrage of the vampires.

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** The vampaneze code also [[DoesntLikeGuns prevents them from using projectile weapons]]. The vampires have a less restrictive one which [[DoesntLikeGuns just disallows guns and bows]] (shuriken are fine). Then the vampaneze start to raise an army of human soldiers who are exempt from their code (and can thus lie and use guns), to the outrage of the vampires.vampires and even many vampaneze.



* IHateYouVampireDad: In the beginning, Darren feels this way about Mr. Crepsley, but eventually grows to become so close that he [[spoiler:goes into what can only be called depression after his mentor's death]].

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* IHateYouVampireDad: IHateYouVampireDad:
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In the beginning, Darren feels this way about Mr. Crepsley, but eventually grows to become so close that he [[spoiler:goes into what can only be called depression after his mentor's death]].
10th Apr '16 9:30:41 AM lavendermintrose
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The Saga follows a perfectly normal Teenager in a [[NoNameGiven perfectly normal town]] who after an unfortunate chain of events winds up ''faking his own death'' and living his life as a half-vampire [[TheApprentice assistant]] to the vampire Mr. Crepsley. [[HilarityEnsues Hilarity]] and [[NightmareFuel nightmare fuel]] ensues. The story starts off with the appearance of a Goosebumps-esque non-serial horror series, but then (intentionally) [[PlotTumor grows]] into a war involving the [[DarkIsNotEvil good Vampires]] and the evil [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Vampaneze]]. Cue violence, character development, [[TimeTravel time travel]], and plot twists. Lots and lots of plot twists.

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The Saga follows a perfectly normal Teenager in a [[NoNameGiven perfectly normal town]] who after an unfortunate chain of events winds up ''faking his own death'' and living his life as a half-vampire [[TheApprentice assistant]] to the vampire Mr. Crepsley. [[HilarityEnsues Hilarity]] and [[NightmareFuel nightmare fuel]] ensues. The story starts off with the appearance of a Goosebumps-esque non-serial horror series, but then (intentionally) [[PlotTumor grows]] into a war involving the [[DarkIsNotEvil good Vampires]] Vampires]], who do not kill when they feed from humans, and the evil [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Vampaneze]].Vampaneze]], who do kill. Cue violence, character development, [[TimeTravel time travel]], and plot twists. Lots and lots of plot twists.
10th Apr '16 9:25:52 AM lavendermintrose
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''The Saga of Darren Shan'' is a 12-part Fantasy Horror series by Irish author... Darren Shan (his real surname is ''O' Shaughnessy'', but [[PenName that's not quite as marketable]]). It's very popular across the world and was made into [[FilmOfTheBook a movie]]. There is also a {{Manga}} adaptation... which, oddly enough, is actually made and published in Japan.

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''The Saga of Darren Shan'' is a 12-part Fantasy Horror series by Irish author... Darren Shan (his real surname is ''O' Shaughnessy'', but [[PenName that's not quite as marketable]]). It's very popular across the world and was made into [[FilmOfTheBook a movie]]. There is also a {{Manga}} adaptation... which, oddly enough, is actually made and adaptation, which was published in ''Magazine/ShonenSunday'' in Japan.
2nd Apr '16 5:56:45 PM lavendermintrose
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* AFormYouAreComfortableWith: Inverted. Lady Evanna has the form of a human-wolf hybrid. She can choose whatever form she wants, and sometimes picks a beautiful one, but she prefers the form she first came into the world with.

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* AFormYouAreComfortableWith: Inverted.Played with. Lady Evanna has the form of a human-wolf hybrid. She can choose whatever form she wants, and sometimes picks a beautiful one, but she prefers the form she first came into the world with. Her usual form is... not intended to look appealing.



* HeelFaceTurn: Alice Burgess steps down from being a police chief and joins the war on the vampires' side.
2nd Apr '16 4:17:04 PM fearlessnikki
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* AdrenalineMakeover: Debbie goes through one after one bad day of hunting in the sewers.
* AmazonianBeauty: Played with. When Darren first meets Arra Sails, he remarks that she's not particularly beautiful, but looks like a supermodel compared to the other vampires.



* BerserkButton: Do ''not'' call Evanna a witch.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: During the battle in the sewers, Darren sees Debbie on a vampet's back raking his eyes with her nails. He remarks "not bad for an English teacher."



* AFormYouAreComfortableWith: Inverted. Lady Evanna has the form of a human-wolf hybrid. She can choose whatever form she wants, and sometimes picks a beautiful one, but she prefers the form she first came into the world with.



* HeelFaceTurn: Alice Burgess steps down from being a police chief and joins the war on the vampires' side.



* HealingFactor: Cormac Limbs.
** Exaggerated, in that [[spoiler: when his head is cut off, ''two'' grow back]]
* HonorBeforeReason: The vampaneze have a complex code of honour which, among other things, [[WillNotTellALie forbids them from lying]] and allows them only to feed on humans who they have chosen through a ritual several days in advance. A vampaneze will never break this code, even when violently insane.

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* HealingFactor: Cormac Limbs.
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Limbs. Exaggerated, in that [[spoiler: when his head is cut off, ''two'' grow back]]
* HonorBeforeReason: HonorBeforeReason:
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The vampaneze have a complex code of honour which, among other things, [[WillNotTellALie forbids them from lying]] and allows them only to feed on humans who they have chosen through a ritual several days in advance. A vampaneze will never break this code, even when violently insane.


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* LadyOfBlackMagic: Evanna, who is blessed with a bit of magic herself.


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* LoopholeAbuse: The vampaneeze's army of human servants are ways for them to get around their customs and traditions (not using missile weapons in battle). Debbie and Alice later create a good counterpart for the vampires, for the same reason.


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* TheSmurfettePrinciple: A justified example. Darren spots only about three female vampires in contrast to the hundreds of males. Arra Sails explains that "women do not make good vampires" as becoming one makes them barren.


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* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: Holy hell, Annie Shan in the first book. If she hadn't opened Darren's door and screamed at what she saw, Madam Octa wouldn't have bit Steve, and Darren would have never become a vampire. Darren's narration even mentioned that Annie always knocked before coming into his room.
25th Mar '16 9:34:20 AM lavendermintrose
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** The vampires do this too. Let's see, a child failed the Trials of Death. We need to execute him, because no matter how much we don't want to, any way of pardoning him would be too dishonorable to everyone involved - other than [[spoiler: electing the child to the council of ''all-powerful leaders'']], that is. And that's only ''after'' he [[spoiler: saved all of them from a treason plot]].

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** The vampires do this too. Let's see, a child failed the Trials of Death. We need to execute him, because no matter how much we don't want to, any way of pardoning him saying "ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem" would be too dishonorable to everyone involved - other than So let's just [[spoiler: electing elect the child to the council of ''all-powerful leaders'']], that is.leaders'']]. And that's only ''after'' he [[spoiler: saved all of them from a treason plot]].


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* ScrewTheRulesIMakeThem: Averted in the end of book 6: [[spoiler: Darren's situation wasn't enough to make the Princes relax their laws to spare him, even after "saving" ''all of the vampires''. It would be [[HonorBeforeReason too dishonorable]] to do this even once. So instead, they take the only honorable way out - making an inexperienced child a Vampire Prince, putting him above the law]].
25th Mar '16 9:30:08 AM lavendermintrose
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* MyMasterRightOrWrong: The Vampaneze follow their Lord even when his commands go against their ways and traditions.



* NeverASelfMadeWoman: Alice Burgess is the only exception. The lack of female vampires is even explained as women being unwilling to give up motherhood, invoking the trope on a collective scale as well.


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* ValuesDissonance: Between the Vampires and the ideas from the human world, which has changed while they have tried to stay the same. The issue arises as to whether or not this was a good course of action. This also includes their attitudes towards women, which is pretty much in line with what you'd expect from a bunch of 17th-19th century warrior guys who haven't changed. The Vampaneze seem to be even more old-fashioned than the vampires.
23rd Mar '16 7:37:19 PM lavendermintrose
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** The vampires do this too. Let's see, a child failed the Trials of Death. We need to execute him, because no matter how much we don't want to, any way of pardoning him would be too dishonorable to everyone involved - other than [[spoiler: electing the child to the council of ''all-powerful leaders'']], that is. And that's only ''after'' he [[spoiler: saved all of them from a treason plot]].
19th Mar '16 6:58:11 PM lavendermintrose
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** He seems fond of a two-syllable (trochaic) first name, one-syllable last name pattern - like "Darren Shan", for instance.
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