History Literature / TheStolenThrone

6th Aug '17 6:56:25 AM outlander2012
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* DesecratingTheDead: [[spoiler: Prince Maric puts the puppet king Meghren's head on a spike in front of Fort Drakon in retaliation for Meghren doing the same to Maric's mother Moira the Rebel Queen a few years before that. ]]

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* DesecratingTheDead: [[spoiler: Prince Maric puts the puppet king Meghren's head on a spike in front of Fort Drakon in retaliation for Meghren doing the same to Maric's mother Moira the Rebel Queen a few years before that. ]]



* TheDreaded: [[spoiler: The Dalish clan who capture Maric and Loghain and hand them over to Flemeth are clearly terrified of her]].



* Foreshadowing: [[spoiler: Flemeth gives Maric a cryptic warning about Loghain: ''"Keep him close and he will betray you, each time worse than the last"''. Flemeth could mean any number of things both in the novel and the continuity; potentially referring to Loghain's eventual affair with Rowan, the fact he will ultimately lie to Maric to induce him to kill Katriel, or ultimately betraying everything he and Maric fought for by leaving Cailan to his death and becoming as great, if not even worse a tyrant than Meghren during the Blight]].

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* Foreshadowing: [[spoiler: Flemeth gives Maric a cryptic warning about Loghain: ''"Keep him close and he will betray you, each time worse than the last"''. Flemeth could mean any number of things both in the novel and the continuity; potentially referring to Loghain's eventual affair with Rowan, the fact he will ultimately lie to Maric to induce him to kill Katriel, or ultimately betraying everything he and Maric fought for [[VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins in the future]] by leaving Cailan to his death and becoming as great, if not even worse a tyrant than Meghren during the Blight]].



* RewardedAsATraitorDeserves: As the rebellion begins to pick up momentum, [[spoiler: Maric has the traitor nobles who lured his mother to her death brought to him and killed, though not before telling the men inquestion their families must either denounce them for their sins or share their fate]].

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* RewardedAsATraitorDeserves: As the rebellion begins to pick up momentum, [[spoiler: Maric has the traitor nobles who lured his mother to her death brought to him and killed, though not before telling the men inquestion in question their families must either denounce them for their sins or share their fate]].



* TranquilFury: Maric displays this [[spoiler: when confronting Bann Ceorlic and the other traitor nobles who lured his mother to her death. When one of their number, Bann Keir, [[TooDumbToLive tries to extort Maric for more concessions in exchange for their support against Meghren]], Maric [[OffWithHisHead kills him on the spot]]. When Ceorlic protests that their families will fight him to the end if he kills them, Maric calmly and coldly replies that the children of his mother's killers will have one day to denounce the treachery of their fathers and swear allegiance to him. If they agree, he will spare them. If they refuse, he will kill them all and give their lands to subjects who understand the consequences of betraying him. When Ceorlic, the only survivor of the ensuing bloodbath, falls to his knees and [[AintTooProudTOBeg begs for his life]], offering Maric anything he wants, Maric in the same cold tone tells Ceorlic "What I want back, you can't give me" and runs him through]].

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* TranquilFury: Maric displays this [[spoiler: when confronting Bann Ceorlic and the other traitor nobles who lured his mother to her death. When one of their number, Bann Keir, [[TooDumbToLive tries to extort Maric for more concessions in exchange for their support against Meghren]], Maric [[OffWithHisHead kills him on the spot]]. When Ceorlic protests that their families will fight him to the end if he kills them, Maric calmly and coldly replies that the children of his mother's killers will have one day to denounce the treachery of their fathers and swear allegiance to him. [[JoinOrDie If they agree, he will spare them. If they refuse, he will kill them all and give their lands to subjects who understand the consequences of betraying him.him]]. When Ceorlic, the only survivor of the ensuing bloodbath, falls to his knees and [[AintTooProudTOBeg begs for his life]], offering Maric anything he wants, Maric in the same cold tone tells Ceorlic "What I want back, you can't give me" and runs him through]].
27th Jan '17 1:46:26 PM outlander2012
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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: During another [[VillainousBreakdown fit of pique]] after [[spoiler: the rebels defeat his army at Gwaren, Meghren orders Mother Bronach, Grand Cleric of Ferelden, to denounce the rumours of Maric's return from the dead as a demon imposter, even threatening her with violence to do so. In response, Bronach flees Denerim after branding Meghren a dangerous tyrant and Maric the rightful king of Ferelden. It is left open to speculation whether her actions were the result of a genuine crisis of faith or a politically motivated move to distance herself from an unpopular and collapsing regime]].
10th Jan '17 7:45:16 AM outlander2012
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* RewardedAsATraitorDeserves: As the rebellion begins to pick up momentum, [[spoiler: Maric has the traitor nobles who lured his mother to her death brought to him and killed, though not before telling the men inquestion their families must either denounce them for their sins or share their fate]].
29th Nov '16 12:45:51 PM outlander2012
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* Foreshadowing: [[spoiler: Flemeth gives Maric a cryptic warning about Loghain: ''"Keep him close and he will betray you, each time worse than the last"''. Flemeth could mean any number of things both in the novel and the continuity; potentially referring to Loghain's eventual affair with Rowan, the fact he will ultimately lie to Maric to induce him to kill Katriel, or ultimately betraying everything he and Maric fought for by leaving Cailan to his death and becoming as great, even not even worse a tyrant during the Blight]].

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* Foreshadowing: [[spoiler: Flemeth gives Maric a cryptic warning about Loghain: ''"Keep him close and he will betray you, each time worse than the last"''. Flemeth could mean any number of things both in the novel and the continuity; potentially referring to Loghain's eventual affair with Rowan, the fact he will ultimately lie to Maric to induce him to kill Katriel, or ultimately betraying everything he and Maric fought for by leaving Cailan to his death and becoming as great, even if not even worse a tyrant than Meghren during the Blight]].



-->'''Maric''': ''[[spoiler: (quoting Flemeth)'' You will hurt the ones you love the most, and become what you hate to save what you love.]]

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-->'''Maric''': ''[[spoiler: (quoting [[spoiler: ''(quoting Flemeth)'' You will hurt the ones you love the most, and become what you hate to save what you love.]]



* TranquilFury: Maric displays this [[spoiler: when confronting Bann Ceorlic and the other traitor nobles who lured his mother to her death. When one of their number, Bann Keir, tries to extort Maric for more concessions in exchange for their support against Meghren, Maric kills him on the spot. When Ceorlic protests that their families will fight him to the end if he kills them, Maric calmly and coldly replies that the children of his mother's killers will have one day to denounce the treachery of their fathers and swear allegiance to him. If they agree, he will spare them. If they refuse, he will kill them all and give their lands to subjects who understand the consequences of betraying him. When Ceorlic, the only survivor of the ensuing bloodbath, falls to his knees and [[AintTooProudTOBeg begs for his life]], offering Maric anything he wants, Maric in the same cold tone tells Ceorlic "What I want back, you can't give me" and runs him through]].

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* TranquilFury: Maric displays this [[spoiler: when confronting Bann Ceorlic and the other traitor nobles who lured his mother to her death. When one of their number, Bann Keir, [[TooDumbToLive tries to extort Maric for more concessions in exchange for their support against Meghren, Meghren]], Maric [[OffWithHisHead kills him on the spot.spot]]. When Ceorlic protests that their families will fight him to the end if he kills them, Maric calmly and coldly replies that the children of his mother's killers will have one day to denounce the treachery of their fathers and swear allegiance to him. If they agree, he will spare them. If they refuse, he will kill them all and give their lands to subjects who understand the consequences of betraying him. When Ceorlic, the only survivor of the ensuing bloodbath, falls to his knees and [[AintTooProudTOBeg begs for his life]], offering Maric anything he wants, Maric in the same cold tone tells Ceorlic "What I want back, you can't give me" and runs him through]].
20th Nov '16 12:24:54 PM Teakay
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* IcyBlueEyes: As the narration reminds us multiple times, Loghain has them.
5th Nov '16 10:17:15 AM Teakay
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* MistreatmentInducedBetrayal: The Arl of Amaranthine comes over to the rebels after Meghren takes near-violent offense at his birthday present, an heirloom sword that ends up "donated" to the Chantry.
27th Oct '16 5:41:40 PM dlchen145
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* ActionMom: Queen Moira, Maric's mother, is practically the poster woman for this trope. She's an unparalleled {{Badass}} both on the field and in leading her troops. Maric's biggest struggle is living up to the image of his beloved mother as a proven warrior and leader.

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* ActionMom: Queen Moira, Maric's mother, is practically the poster woman for this trope. She's an unparalleled {{Badass}} badass both on the field and in leading her troops. Maric's biggest struggle is living up to the image of his beloved mother as a proven warrior and leader.
26th Sep '16 7:41:24 AM outlander2012
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* BadassArmy: Nalthur and the Legion of the Dead. Half of the Orlesian army sent to retake Gwaren after the victory at West Hill are killed by the dwarves alone.
18th Jul '16 8:56:20 AM outlander2012
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* HeWhoFightsMonsters: [[spoiler: Maric says to Rowan after Katriel's death that Flemeth implied this trope regarding him]].
-->'''Maric''': ''[[spoiler: (quoting Flemeth)'' You will hurt the ones you love the most, and become what you hate to save what you love.]]
30th Jan '16 12:17:34 PM outlander2012
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** Maric fully expected that [[spoiler: his mother's killers would tell the rest of the Bannorn they had been invited to a meeting with him, so that when word of their deaths got out, the rest of the nobility would know not to cross him in the future]].


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* DidntThinkThisThrough: Against the warnings of his advisors, Meghren orders mass executions of anyone suspected of sympathising with the rebels to discourage people from siding with Maric after West Hill. This backfires ''spectacularly'': instead of suppressing further revolts, such brutality only encourages further rebellion from the populace, and drives most of Meghren's grudging supporters amongst the nobility and the Chantry to side with Maric.


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* Foreshadowing: [[spoiler: Flemeth gives Maric a cryptic warning about Loghain: ''"Keep him close and he will betray you, each time worse than the last"''. Flemeth could mean any number of things both in the novel and the continuity; potentially referring to Loghain's eventual affair with Rowan, the fact he will ultimately lie to Maric to induce him to kill Katriel, or ultimately betraying everything he and Maric fought for by leaving Cailan to his death and becoming as great, even not even worse a tyrant during the Blight]].


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* TranquilFury: Maric displays this [[spoiler: when confronting Bann Ceorlic and the other traitor nobles who lured his mother to her death. When one of their number, Bann Keir, tries to extort Maric for more concessions in exchange for their support against Meghren, Maric kills him on the spot. When Ceorlic protests that their families will fight him to the end if he kills them, Maric calmly and coldly replies that the children of his mother's killers will have one day to denounce the treachery of their fathers and swear allegiance to him. If they agree, he will spare them. If they refuse, he will kill them all and give their lands to subjects who understand the consequences of betraying him. When Ceorlic, the only survivor of the ensuing bloodbath, falls to his knees and [[AintTooProudTOBeg begs for his life]], offering Maric anything he wants, Maric in the same cold tone tells Ceorlic "What I want back, you can't give me" and runs him through]].


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* WeUsedToBeFriends: The novel implies that Loghain and Maric's friendship becomes much colder in the wake of [[spoiler: Katriel's death and Maric's marriage to Rowan. It does recover somewhat when Loghain helps Maric through his grief after Rowan's death from illness]].
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