History Literature / TheThirteenAndAHalfLivesOfCaptainBluebear

14th Jun '18 10:42:03 AM Sollander
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* BattleOfWits: Bluebears favorite type of combat it seems.
**He becomes an accomplished [[ConsummateLiar Congladiator]], which involves quick thinking and strategic use of imagination.
**His mind becomes the battle ground for the showdown between Professor Nightingale and the Zamonium.



* ConsummateLiar: Good and bad in Zamonia. On one hand, you need to be careful with [[AlwaysChaoticEvil Troglotrolls]], on the other hand, if you can make your lies convincing and entertaining enough, you can become a Congladiator.



* DenserAndWackier: Compared to later Zamonia novels, this one plays up the weirdness for the RuleOfFunny.



* NegativeSpaceWedgie: Dimensional Hiatuses, which cannot be seen, only smelled, and can appear anywhere, anytime. Fall into them and you may wind up anywhere in the known and unknown Main/{{Multiverse}}. [[WeirdnessMagnet Zamonia has unusually many of them]], which is also the reason why time moves slightly faster there.



* OriginStory: Of a sort. It shows how Captain Bluebear acquired some of his traits that we see in Series/DieSendungMitDerMaus.[[note]]Specifically how he became a sailor and why he's so good at spinning a yarn.[[/note]]
** It is also one for the continent of Zamonia in preparation for all the later novels that take place their.



* TimeyWimeyBall: Time travel shenanigans with dimensional hiatuses result in Bluebear accidentally creating a second Qwerty Uiop in his relative present.



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----* WalkingTheEarth: Bluebear wanders Zamonia in search of a place to call home.
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'''[[TheStinger KNOWLEDGE IS NIGHT!]]'''
10th May '18 12:05:14 PM Powoga
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** Bluebear claims that he's telling the truth, but outlandish nature of his tales, combined with the fact that he is a very talented liar, lead to this trope.

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** Bluebear claims that he's telling the truth, but the outlandish nature of his tales, combined with the fact that he is a very talented liar, lead to this trope.
30th Mar '18 8:36:34 AM SeptimusHeap
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* UnreliableNarrator: Bluebear claims that he's telling the truth, but outlandish nature of his tales, combined with the fact that he is a very talented liar, lead to this trope.

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Bluebear claims that he's telling the truth, but outlandish nature of his tales, combined with the fact that he is a very talented liar, lead to this trope.
24th Feb '18 11:47:26 AM shokoshu
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** He has been a canonical RealityWarper at least once in his episodes in DieSendungMitDerMaus, so that might explain some either.
14th Sep '17 7:23:07 AM Rik-B
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** It's actually [[PlayingWithATrope played with]] [[FridgeBrilliance in hindsight]]. Bluebear would have been a prime example of an unreliable narrator if this book would have remained the only Zamonia novel to exist. The release of several other works taking place [[TheVerse in the same world]] and not featuring Bluebear makes it clear that a lot of the things Bluebear tells about actually happen to be true to some extent.
17th Jan '17 7:34:29 AM Powoga
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* UnreliableNarrator: Bluebear claims that he's telling the truth, but outlandish nature of his tales, combined with the fact that he is a very talented liar, lea to this trope.

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* UnreliableNarrator: Bluebear claims that he's telling the truth, but outlandish nature of his tales, combined with the fact that he is a very talented liar, lea lead to this trope.
17th Jan '17 7:34:15 AM Powoga
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* UnreliableNarrator: Bluebear claims that he's telling the truth, but outlandish nature of his tales, combined with the fact that he is a very talented liar, lea to this trope.
3rd Jun '16 3:20:57 AM Lapuspuer
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* MyBrainIsBig: In a variation, nocturnomaths are highly intelligent because they have ''multiple'' brains. Three is the norm, but Professor Nightingale -- the most illustrious nocturnomath ever -- is rumored to have ''seven''.
22nd Apr '16 1:17:01 PM Viounol
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* SdrawkcabAlias: In German, at least, the troglotroll's stage name as a congladiator is "Lord Nelloz". [[FunWithHomophones This is a homophone of "Llort Nellots"]] which is "Stollentroll" (the German word for "troglotroll") backwards.
27th Sep '15 10:40:45 AM Morgenthaler
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* ShoutOut: There's a book in-universe called [[HowGreenWasMyValley How Dank Was My Valley]].

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* ShoutOut: There's a book in-universe called [[HowGreenWasMyValley [[Literature/HowGreenWasMyValley How Dank Was My Valley]].
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