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26th Sep '15 5:53:10 AM Morgenthaler
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''Twice Upon A Time'' is a 2012 FracturedFairyTale novel written by James Riley, and is a sequel to HalfUponATime.

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''Twice Upon A Time'' is a 2012 FracturedFairyTale novel written by James Riley, and is a sequel to HalfUponATime.''Literature/HalfUponATime''.
13th Aug '12 5:28:32 PM ArkadyDarell
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At this point, they encounter one of The Wiched Queen's much feared soldiers, a member of The Eyes, a young girl who calls herself Lian, who delights in tormenting our heroes. Lian informs them that four battalions of dragons are en route to the Fairy Kingdom to [[ScorchedEarth burn it to the ground]], along with all of its currently slumbering citizens.

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At this point, they encounter one of The Wiched Queen's much feared soldiers, a member of The Eyes, a young girl who calls herself Lian, who delights in tormenting our heroes. Lian informs them that four battalions of dragons are en route to the Fairy Kingdom to [[ScorchedEarth [[SaltTheEarth burn it to the ground]], along with all of its currently slumbering citizens.



* VoluntaryShapeShifter: The Wolf King again.

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* VoluntaryShapeShifter: The Wolf King again.again.
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23rd May '12 7:55:42 PM bweb
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* BatmanGambit: [[spoiler: The heroes had everything they needed to break the curse with them when they arrived in The Fairy Kingdom from the beginning. Their entire quest was a series of misdirections played out by Lian, to take out The Wicked Queen. Unfortunately, our heroes fall for it every step of the way.]]

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* BatmanGambit: [[spoiler: The heroes had everything they needed to break the curse with them when they arrived in The Fairy Kingdom from the beginning. Their entire quest was a series of misdirections played out by Lian, to take out The on the orders of the Wicked Queen. Unfortunately, our heroes fall for it every step of Queen to start a war with the way.Sea King. Lian, it turns out, is running her own gambit, aiding Jack and co. with the knowledge tha the Queen is listening in and trying to make it look like she's still trying to hinder them.]]
23rd May '12 7:52:16 PM bweb
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* TheStarscream: [[spoiler: Lian is plotting to betray the Wicked Queen. She's a good deal more cautious than most in this Trope, and has made no overt signs of betrayal to her Queen. However, the Queen may still be well aware of her intentions, thanks to her blackbird, serving in the role of SurveillanceDrone.]]
23rd May '12 7:47:05 PM bweb
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* NamesTheSame: The novel shares a title with the 1980s animated feature by George Lucas.
23rd May '12 2:16:17 PM bweb
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* DownerEnding: The Fairy Kingdom is saved, and May's identity is discovered. However, [[spoiler: it's heavily implied that The Wicked Queen ''wanted'' this outcome, and Jack is now on his way to join her ranks.]]

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* DownerEnding: The Fairy Kingdom is saved, and May's identity is discovered. However, [[spoiler: Jack has left with Lian to join the ranks of The Eyes, and it's heavily implied that The appears the Wicked Queen ''wanted'' this outcome, and Jack is now on his way to join her ranks.has kept track of them the whole time.]]
23rd May '12 2:14:51 PM bweb
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* VoluntaryShapeShifter: The Wolf King again [[spoiler: , and Lian, who can turn into a bird.]]

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* VoluntaryShapeShifter: The Wolf King again [[spoiler: , and Lian, who can turn into a bird.]]again.
23rd May '12 2:11:54 PM bweb
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* ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks: Jack pitches his sword at Lian, tripping her up. [[spoiler: However, Lian later reveals that she needed Jack and the others to win.]]

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* ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks: Jack pitches his sword at Lian, tripping her up. [[spoiler: However, Lian later reveals that she needed Jack and the others to win.]]
* VoluntaryShapeShifter: The Wolf King again [[spoiler: , and Lian, who can turn into a bird.
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23rd May '12 2:10:43 PM bweb
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* ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks: Jack pitches his sword at Lian, tripping her up. [[spoiler: However, Lian later reveals that she needed Jack and the others to win.

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* ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks: Jack pitches his sword at Lian, tripping her up. [[spoiler: However, Lian later reveals that she needed Jack and the others to win.]]
23rd May '12 2:10:20 PM bweb
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Jack and co. embark on a quest to find a Fairy Queen who can perform the counter curse before [[TheClockIsTicking it's too late.]]

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Jack and co. embark on a quest to find a Fairy Queen who can perform the counter curse before [[TheClockIsTicking it's too late.]]
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* BatmanGambit: [[spoiler: The heroes had everything they needed to break the curse with them when they arrived in The Fairy Kingdom from the beginning. Their entire quest was a series of misdirections played out by Lian at the behest of The Wicked Queen. Unfortunately, our heroes fall for it every step of the way.]]

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* BatmanGambit: [[spoiler: The heroes had everything they needed to break the curse with them when they arrived in The Fairy Kingdom from the beginning. Their entire quest was a series of misdirections played out by Lian at the behest of Lian, to take out The Wicked Queen. Unfortunately, our heroes fall for it every step of the way.]]]]
* DarkActionGirl: Lian



** Also inverted with Mako, who, despite being named after a vicious shark, is actually one of the nicer, more decent mermen.

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** Also inverted with Mako, who, despite being named after a vicious shark, is actually one of the nicer, more decent mermen.mermen.
* TheReveal: [[spoiler: Lian is really Jillian. Jill for short. As in, Jack and Jill.]]
* ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks: Jack pitches his sword at Lian, tripping her up. [[spoiler: However, Lian later reveals that she needed Jack and the others to win.
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