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4th Nov '15 7:09:32 AM RibbonQuest
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Gregory fixed to Gregor
* CreateYourOwnVillain: Averted; although Gregory [[spoiler: spared the Bane, who was a baby]] it was more a case of YouCantFightFate.
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* CreateYourOwnVillain: Averted; although Gregory Gregor [[spoiler: spared the Bane, who was a baby]] it was more a case of YouCantFightFate.
3rd Nov '15 11:46:26 AM Theriocephalus
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** Very much averted with Howard, who seems hellbent on making sure Gregor and Luxa never go on a date.
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** Very much averted inverted with Howard, who seems hellbent on making sure Gregor and Luxa never go on a date.
3rd Nov '15 11:40:44 AM Theriocephalus
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* AppliedPhlebotinum So...many....prophecies. Not to mention [[spoiler:the plot-helping mutations].
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* AppliedPhlebotinum So...many.... many... prophecies. Not to mention [[spoiler:the plot-helping mutations].mutations]].
12th Oct '15 8:43:13 PM Jayalaw
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** Vikus admits he doesn't know how he and Solovet get along, considering Solovet is a WellIntentionedExtremist and [[spoiler: tortured their son Hamnet until he agreed to flood the Garden of Hesperides]]. ** Hamnet's greatest fear is that his son will grow up to be a soldier and [[spoiler: an UnwittingPawn for Solovet]]. Before [[spoiler: he dies]] he makes Luxa promise to keep Hazard safe.

%%* BittersweetEnding: Every single book except the first, verging on DownerEnding by the fifth one.
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%%* * BittersweetEnding: Every single book except the first, verging on DownerEnding by the fifth one.one. In the latter, [[spoiler: half the cast has died]] Gregor's father plans to move the family to their farm in Virginia, away from the vent, which means Luxa and Gregor may never see each other again, but [[spoiler: Gregor manages to broker peace between the rats and humans, and he no longer has prophecies to fulfill]].

%%* BittersweetEnding: Every single book except the first, verging on DownerEnding by the fifth one.** Hamnet is a skilled warrior and tactician. He also takes after his father in wanting to be a pacifist and better resolutions to conflict. [[spoiler: Solovet doesn't take this well.]]

%%* BittersweetEnding: Every single book except the first, verging on DownerEnding by the fifth one.* ColdBloodedTorture: [[spoiler: Solovet locked Hamnet]] in a prison cell with no human contact and minimal food for months [[GoMadFromTheIsolation until he broke]] and carried out a battle plan [[spoiler: that wiped out countless rats, bats and humans]]. She ignores this when [[IDidWhatIHadToDo criticizing Hamnet]] [[NeverMyFault ten years later]] because he wants nothing to do with her, and everyone in Regalia thought he was dead.

* JustFollowingOrders: In ''Gregor and the Curse of the Warmbloods'', [[spoiler:Doctor Neveeve]] says this line while being arrested.
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* JustFollowingOrders: In ''Gregor and the Curse of the Warmbloods'', [[spoiler:Doctor Neveeve]] says this line while being arrested. Somewhat justified, since Gregor ends up [[spoiler: locked up in a prison cell where no one knows where he is]] after [[spoiler: defying Solovet's orderes to save Luxa]]. * KarmicDeath: [[spoiler: Solovet]], a WellIntentionedExtremist who resorts to violent means [[spoiler: and who will torture her son to get a result]], dies as a result of a SadisticChoice that invokes TheNeedsOfTheMany. * KarmaHoudini: To an extent [[spoiler: Solovet for ordering the plague.]] As Gregor notes, [[spoiler: Doctor Naveeve was executed for her part although she was JustFollowingOrders, while Solovet would have wiped out the rats and let Regalia suffer for months, doing nothing]].
6th Oct '15 2:52:37 PM plcthecd
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Broad examples counts as Zero Context Examples
* BittersweetEnding: Every single book except the first, verging on DownerEnding by the fifth one.
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* %%* BittersweetEnding: Every single book except the first, verging on DownerEnding by the fifth one.

* RealityEnsues: [[BittersweetEnding In the worst possible way, usually]].
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* %%* RealityEnsues: [[BittersweetEnding In the worst possible way, usually]].
12th Sep '15 5:21:56 AM RaphaelL
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One addition and one expansion of an earlier addition.
* ChildProdigy: Lizzie and Jedidiah.
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* ChekhovsHobby: Lizzie's love of puzzles, which is brought up first in ''Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane'', and comes in handy for [[spoiler:cracking the titular code in ''Gregor and the Code of Claw'']]. * ChildProdigy: Lizzie Lizzie, who helps [[spoiler:crack secret codes]] at ''eight'', and Jedidiah.Jedidiah, who is the same age and can tell you how all kinds of things work.
10th Sep '15 12:06:34 PM RaphaelL
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They're pretty smart, aren't they?
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* ChildProdigy: Lizzie and Jedidiah.
8th Sep '15 10:35:08 AM RaphaelL
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* ShoutOut: Gregor's name is probably a Shout-Out to [[Literature/TheMetamorphosis Franz Kafka]]
7th Sep '15 1:41:04 PM RaphaelL
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Corrected a mistake, I think. I checked it in the books
->''Aurora the Flier, I bond to you/Our life and death are one, we two/Through dark, through flame, through war, though strife/I save you as you save my life.''
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->''Aurora the Flier, I bond to you/Our life and death are one, we two/Through dark, through flame, through war, though strife/I save you as you I save my life.''
20th Jul '15 6:34:33 PM Jayalaw
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* WellIntentionedExtremist: Solovet. Her actions in book three cross the line, however, for most of the characters, given [[spoiler: she bioengineered a plague to get rid of the rats and said nothing when the plague started affecting Regalians]]. * WhatTheHellHero: ** Ripred enjoys delivering these to Gregor on a regular basis, especially in the Jungle when Gregor disobeys orders with the rats. ** Vikus chides Luxa for smacking Gregor in the first book; Boots very soon follows suit. ** Hamnet deserves a tranquil DisappointedInYou to Luxa, when [[spoiler: she nearly lets Gregor, Ripred and Lapblood drown in quicksand]] all because she sees Gregor in company with rats and leaps to conclusions.

* YouCantGoHomeAgain: Averted, mostly. This happens a bit in the first book, but then [[spoiler:Gregor goes on this quest to find his missing dad and all that]]. [[spoiler:Otherwise they want him to go home. And then come back for the next 4]].
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* YouCantGoHomeAgain: YouCantGoHomeAgain: ** Averted, mostly. This happens a bit in the first book, but then [[spoiler:Gregor goes on this quest to find his missing dad and all that]]. [[spoiler:Otherwise they want him to go home. And then come back for the next 4]].4]]. ** Vikus tries to convince Hamnet to return to Regalia, with no success. Hamnet hasn't returned home in ten years, although he sends Hazard there.
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