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29th Jun '17 8:59:06 AM Silverblade2
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* [[ABoyAndHisX A Boy and His Bat]][=/=][[ABoyAndHisX A Girl and Her Bat]]:

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* [[ABoyAndHisX A Boy and His Bat]][=/=][[ABoyAndHisX A Girl and Her Bat]]:ABoyAndHisX:
29th Jun '17 8:58:39 AM Silverblade2
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When a kid named [[KidHero Gregor]] follows his little sister, Boots, through [[DownTheRabbitHole a grate in the laundry room]] of their New York apartment building, he hurtles into the dark [[AbsurdlySpaciousSewer Underland beneath the city]]. There, humans live uneasily besides [[NightmareFuel gi]][[AnimalsNotToScale ant]] [[GiantSpider spiders]], [[GentleGiant bats]], [[DumbIsGood cockroaches]], and [[RodentsOfUnusualSize rats]]--but the fragile peace is about to fall apart. Of course, Gregor [[LittleHeroBigWar wants no part of a conflict]] between these creepy creatures. But when he discovers that a [[BecauseDestinySaysSo strange prophecy]] [[ChosenOne foretells a role for him]] in the Underland's uncertain future, [[spoiler:not to mention find his DisappearedDad]], he knows there's no other choice. Little does he know his [[TheQuest quest]] will change him forever.

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When a kid named [[KidHero Gregor]] follows his little sister, Boots, through [[DownTheRabbitHole a grate in the laundry room]] of their New York apartment building, he hurtles into the dark [[AbsurdlySpaciousSewer Underland beneath the city]]. There, humans live uneasily besides [[NightmareFuel gi]][[AnimalsNotToScale ant]] [[GiantSpider spiders]], [[GentleGiant bats]], [[DumbIsGood cockroaches]], and [[RodentsOfUnusualSize rats]]--but the fragile peace is about to fall apart. Of course, Gregor [[LittleHeroBigWar wants no part of a conflict]] between these creepy creatures. But when he discovers that a [[BecauseDestinySaysSo strange prophecy]] [[ChosenOne foretells a role for him]] in the Underland's uncertain future, [[spoiler:not to mention find his DisappearedDad]], he knows there's no other choice. Little does he know his [[TheQuest quest]] will change him forever.
6th Jan '17 8:00:12 AM AgentKyles
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* InelegantBlubbering: [[spoiler:Luxa shortly breaks down into this towards the end of ''The Marks of Secret'' after witnessing a big pack of mice -- several of her friends included -- perish due to toxic gas emitted by a volcano.]]



* MilitaryMaverick: In ''The Marks of Secret'' Luxa shows shades of this. by [[spoiler: declaring the war at rats by herself, without the Council of Regalia approval. When called out on this, she points out that the rats are likely to exterminate all the mice while the Council is bickering about the topic, and they won't stop to listen to others' charges anyway.]]

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* MilitaryMaverick: MilitaryMaverick:
** Luxa shows shades of it in ''The Prophecy of Bane'', when she secretly left Regalia to join the party in searching for the subject of the prophecy.
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In ''The Marks of Secret'' Luxa shows shades of this. cements this, by [[spoiler: declaring the war at rats by herself, without the Council of Regalia approval. When called out on this, she points out that the rats are likely to exterminate all the mice while the Council is bickering about the topic, and they won't stop to listen to others' charges accusations anyway.]]]]


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* PurpleEyes: A trait of any and every Underland human, as an albino and all that.
21st Nov '16 4:42:04 PM JMQwilleran
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* TheDiaperChange: The changing of Boots's "catchcloths" was frequent subject matter.
18th Nov '16 7:47:59 AM AgentKyles
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* MilitaryMaverick: In ''The Marks of Secret'' Luxa shows shades of this. by [[spoiler: declaring the war at rats by herself, without the Council of Regalia approval. When called out on this, she points out that the rats are likely to exterminate all the mice while the Council is bickering about the topic, and they won't stop to listen to others' charges anyway.]]
18th Nov '16 7:10:15 AM AgentKyles
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** Ripred, the Bane ([[spoiler:whose real name is Pearlpelt]]), Twirltongue, Lapblood, Mange, Razor...the rats have some scary names.

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** Ripred, the Bane ([[spoiler:whose real name is Pearlpelt]]), Twirltongue, Lapblood, Mange, Razor... the rats have some scary names.



* RodentsOfUnusualSize: The series has these as main characters--not to mention the giant insect and bats....

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* RodentsOfUnusualSize: The series has these as main characters--not to mention the giant insect and bats....bats...



* ScaryScorpions: A pair of them towards the end of ''The Marks of Secret''. [[SubvertedTrope However]], they turn out to be much more friendly and helpful when the hero party stands down and switches to talk to them.



* SheatheYourSword: The peaceful resolution for an encounter with scorpions turns out to be far more fruitful than a violent one.



* ShellShockedVeteran: Gregor by the end of the series. He's [[KidHero twelve]]. Ripred is an older version of this.

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* ShellShockedVeteran: Gregor by the end of the series. He's [[KidHero At twelve]]. Ripred is an older version of this.



** The rats tend to have compound names, usually violent--Ripred, Lapblood, Makemince.
* TonightSomeoneDies: In the ''Gregor the Overlander'', an ancient prophecy states that twelve will set out on a quest "and eight will be left when we count up the dead". Sure enough, by the end of the book, [[spoiler:Tick, Gox, Treflex, and Henry]] have all met their maker.

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** The rats tend to have compound names, usually violent--Ripred, violent -- Ripred, Lapblood, Makemince.
* TonightSomeoneDies: In the ''Gregor the Overlander'', an ancient prophecy states that twelve will set out on a quest "and eight will be left when we count up the dead". Sure enough, by the end of the book, [[spoiler:Tick, Gox, Treflex, and Henry]] have all met their maker. And it goes down from there...



** Ripred enjoys delivering these to Gregor on a regular basis, especially in the Jungle when Gregor disobeys orders with the rats.

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** Ripred enjoys delivering these to Gregor on a regular basis, especially in ''Curse of the Jungle Warmbloods'' when Gregor disobeys orders with the rats.rats while in [[DeathWorld jungle]].
30th Oct '16 12:35:00 PM RogueJedi
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* BadassNormal: Gregor. And Luxa. And Ripred. Pretty much everyone here can kick butt.

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* BadassNormal: Gregor. And Luxa. And Ripred. Pretty much Almost everyone here can kick butt.who isn't a rager or a seer.
28th Sep '16 8:08:06 PM PaulA
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* FoodPorn: ''The Underland Chronicles'' contain descriptions of lavish meals, making for interesting {{Mood Whiplash}}es when contrasted with some of the other things described in them.


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* RuleOfThree: Each book consists of three parts, which in turn consist of nine (three times three) chapters each.


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* SlidingScaleOfShinyVersusGritty: Regalia and the rats' realm.
26th Mar '16 3:51:33 PM plcthecd
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%%* RealityEnsues: [[BittersweetEnding In the worst possible way, usually]].
4th Nov '15 7:09:32 AM RibbonQuest
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* 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.
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