History Literature / TheSelection

24th Aug '16 3:44:21 AM Morgenthaler
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* RedheadedHero: America.
21st Aug '16 5:09:58 PM capretty
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* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: [[spoiler: Henri does it for both Eadlyn and Eikko/Erik in ''The Crown''. He loves Eadlyn and is best friends with Eikko and steps aside for the two to be together.]]
21st Aug '16 1:02:01 AM capretty
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** The contestants in The Selection are this too. America herself is a poor suitor to Maxon, especially compared to rich contestants like Celeste.
21st Aug '16 1:00:44 AM capretty
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* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: The Selection alone has 35 contestants in it.


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* RedheadedHero: America.


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** [[spoiler: Kile and Eadlyn. Subverted in that they had no interest as children and later neither is that upset that it didn't work out.]]
21st Aug '16 12:54:34 AM capretty
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* EverythingIsBetterWithPrincesses: Dystopia - with princesses! In-universe the Selection is regarded this way.

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* EverythingIsBetterWithPrincesses: Dystopia - with princesses! princesses!
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In-universe the Selection is regarded this way.way.
** In-universe, Princess Camille is so beloved by her people that once there was spontaneous party in her honor that lasted for three days. It's notably averted by Eadlyn, who is not very popular with the people.
** Josie ''very'' much believes this.


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* ShipTease: ''The Crown'' hints at Kaden/Josie, meaning she might become a princess after all.
21st Aug '16 12:45:02 AM capretty
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* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Josie is one to Eadlyn despite them not actually being sisters. She is also one to her real sibling, Kile.



** [[spoiler: A bonus epilogue in ''The Crown'' reveals Eadlyn and Eikko(Erik)have a daughter and another child on the way.]]
%%* BetaCouple: [[spoiler:Aspen/Lucy and Carter/Marlee.]]

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** [[spoiler: A bonus epilogue in ''The Crown'' reveals Eadlyn and Eikko(Erik)have Eikko (Erik)have a daughter and another child on the way.]]
%%* BetaCouple: [[spoiler:Aspen/Lucy [[spoiler: Aspen/Lucy and Carter/Marlee.]]



%%* JerkAss: America's brother Kota and the King.
%%* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Celeste, after her CharacterDevelopment in ''The One''.

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%%* * JerkAss: America's brother Kota and the King.
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King Clarkson.
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JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Celeste, after her CharacterDevelopment in ''The One''.



** Interestingly, Queen Amberly was also known for favoring red dresses during her selection, although she goes for a darker, more wine-like shade.

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** Interestingly, Queen Amberly was also known for favoring red dresses during her selection, although she goes for a darker, more wine-like shade.



** [[spoiler: Eadlyn is very kind to servants and treats her maid Neena very well. It's an early sign that despite some of Eadlyn's more snobbish qualities she is in fact a good person.]]



%%* PrinceCharming: Maxon is a more realistic version of this.
%%* RichSuitorPoorSuitor: Maxon and Aspen.

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%%* * PrinceCharming: Maxon is a more realistic version of this.
%%* * RichSuitorPoorSuitor: Maxon and Aspen.



%%* ShelteredAristocrat: Maxon, initially. He gets better, mainly thanks to America.
%%** [[spoiler:Eadlyn]]

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%%* * ShelteredAristocrat: Maxon, initially. He gets better, mainly thanks to America.
%%** [[spoiler:Eadlyn]] ** [[spoiler: Eadlyn in the sequels. She too gets better.]]



%%* SpoiledSweet: Maxon.
%%* TallDarkAndHandsome: Aspen.
%%* TheWisePrince: Maxon.
%%* UnluckyChildhoodFriend: Daphne for Maxon, and [[spoiler:Aspen for America]].
%%* UnwantedHarem: A majority of girls in The Selection.
%%* WillTheyOrWontThey: Maxon and America. [[spoiler:They do.]]

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%%* * SpoiledSweet: Maxon.
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Maxon.
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TallDarkAndHandsome: Aspen.
%%* * TheWisePrince: Maxon.
%%* * UnluckyChildhoodFriend: Daphne for Maxon, and [[spoiler:Aspen for America]].
%%* * UnwantedHarem: A majority of girls in The Selection.
%%* * WillTheyOrWontThey: Maxon and America. [[spoiler:They do.]]
21st Aug '16 12:37:01 AM capretty
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*** In The Heir, Eadlyn's Selection really is an attempt to distract the citizens from uprising but it doesn't work very well because no one likes Eadlyn.
21st Aug '16 12:36:38 AM capretty
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** A bonus epilogue in ''The Crown'' reveals Eadlyn and Eikko(Erik)have a daughter and another child on the way.

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** [[spoiler: A bonus epilogue in ''The Crown'' reveals Eadlyn and Eikko(Erik)have a daughter and another child on the way.]]
14th Jul '16 10:25:42 AM Malady
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* WorldWarIII: There's been a Fourth World War.
13th Jul '16 5:11:41 AM Morgenthaler
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%%* RedheadedHero: America.
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