History Literature / UnLunDun

6th Mar '17 5:25:10 AM SorPepita
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* CatsAreMagic: Subverted. Cats are the most stupid and ''least'' magical of all animals. Dogs, foxes, fish and various birds are shown to be sapient and able to cross the boundaries between worlds, but cats are too concerned with looking cool to learn anything of value

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* CatsAreMagic: Subverted. Cats are the most stupid and ''least'' magical of all animals. Dogs, foxes, fish and various birds are shown to be sapient and able to cross the boundaries between worlds, but cats are too concerned with looking cool to learn anything of valuevalue.



* FantasticRacism: The story features largely irrational racism between living beings and ghosts, specifically, the ghosts supposedly steal bodies. Woe to the only known half-breed: everybody mistrusts him. All the more noticeable as the inhabitants of the eponymous city otherwise display extraordinary diversity and tolerance.
* FetchQuest: The hunt for the [=UnGun=]

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* FantasticRacism: The story features largely irrational racism between living beings and ghosts, ghosts; specifically, the ghosts supposedly steal bodies. Woe to the only known half-breed: everybody mistrusts him. All the more noticeable as the inhabitants of the eponymous city otherwise display extraordinary diversity and tolerance.
* FetchQuest: The hunt for the [=UnGun=][=UnGun=].



* HurricaneOfPuns
* InfinityPlusOneSword: Subverted with the Klinneract. Played straight with the [=UnGun=]

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* HurricaneOfPuns
HurricaneOfPuns: The [[PunnyName Punny Names.]]
* InfinityPlusOneSword: Subverted with the Klinneract. Played straight with the [=UnGun=][=UnGun=].



* LaserGuidedAmnesia: [[spoiler:Zanna, after being attacked by a Stink-Junky and having the some Smog enter her lungs. The Smog gets out, but her memories go with it.]]

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* LaserGuidedAmnesia: [[spoiler:Zanna, after being attacked by a Stink-Junky and having the some Smog enter her lungs. The Smog gets out, but her memories go with it.]]



* MobileFishbowl: Skool walks around in a diver's suit full of water. [[spoiler: Skool is a sentient school of assorted aquatic creatures, mostly fish. It's that kind of book.]]
* {{Mooks}}: Stink-junkies, unbrellas, binja, utterlings, etc.

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* MobileFishbowl: Skool walks around in a diver's suit full of water. [[spoiler: Skool [[spoiler:Skool is a sentient school of assorted aquatic creatures, mostly fish. It's that kind of book.]]
* {{Mooks}}: Stink-junkies, unbrellas, binja, utterlings, Stink-Junkies, Unbrellas, Binja, Utterlings, etc.



* NighInvulnerable: The Smog, of the Made of Air variety

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* NighInvulnerable: The Smog, of the Made of Air varietyvariety.



* OffTheRails: Starts when TheChosenOne [[spoiler: gets bonked over the head and loses her memory of all this, then invoked by Deeba because she deduced (correctly) there's no way to stay on the rails and they didn't have time for [[FetchQuest fetch quests]].]]

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* OffTheRails: Starts when TheChosenOne [[spoiler: gets [[spoiler:gets bonked over the head and loses her memory of all this, then invoked by Deeba because she deduced (correctly) there's no way to stay on the rails and they didn't have time for [[FetchQuest fetch quests]].]]



* OurGhostsAreDifferent

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* OurGhostsAreDifferentOurGhostsAreDifferent: They can mate with the living.



** As he explains in the book, he's a bus conductor; he conducts himself with dignity, conducts his passengers safely on their journey, but there is a third thing those who take the oath learn to conduct: [[spoiler: electricity]]
* SixthRangerTraitor: [[spoiler: Lecturn. To be fair, she DID know Deeba was right, that Brokenbroll needs to be stopped and came to join her with an army of binja, but she caved in fast when believing all hope was lost and gave away the [=UnGun=] to him.]]

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** As he explains in the book, he's a bus conductor; he conducts himself with dignity, conducts his passengers safely on their journey, but there is a third thing those who take the oath learn to conduct: [[spoiler: electricity]]
[[spoiler:electricity.]]
* SixthRangerTraitor: [[spoiler: Lecturn. To be fair, she DID know Deeba was right, that Brokenbroll needs to be stopped and came to join her with an army of binja, Binja, but she caved in fast when believing all hope was lost and gave away the [=UnGun=] to him.]]



* SpoilerOpening: Of a sort with the North American cover. Blonde Zanna is the DecoyProtagonist, and while the girl on the cover is obscured, she looks Asian enough for people to deduce that it's actually Deeba, who is the real main character. (The original UK cover just shows a binja among flowers and buildings.)

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* SpoilerOpening: Of a sort with the North American cover. Blonde Zanna is the DecoyProtagonist, and while the girl on the cover is obscured, she looks Asian enough for people to deduce that it's actually Deeba, who is the real main character. (The original UK cover just shows a binja Binja among flowers and buildings.)



* ThemeNaming Other "mirror cities" like [=UnLondon=] have names like No York, Parisn't, Baghdon't and Lost Angeles.



* ThemeNaming: Other "mirror cities" like [=UnLondon=] have names like No York, Parisn't, Baghdon't and Lost Angeles.



* VillainWithGoodPublicity: There are two; [[spoiler:Brokkenbroll]] in the abcity and [[spoiler:Minister Rawley]] in the real world.

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* VillainWithGoodPublicity: There are two; two: [[spoiler:Brokkenbroll]] in the abcity and [[spoiler:Minister Rawley]] in the real world.
6th Mar '17 5:17:15 AM SorPepita
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* CityOfAdventure

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* CityOfAdventureCityOfAdventure: [=UnLondon=].



* EverythingsDeaderWithZombies: or Smombies. Dead bodies animated by the Smog inside them.

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* EverythingsDeaderWithZombies: or Or Smombies. Dead bodies animated by the Smog inside them.
6th Mar '17 5:16:28 AM SorPepita
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* DecoyProtagonist

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* DecoyProtagonistDecoyProtagonist: Zanna.



* NewWeird

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* NewWeirdNewWeird: For kids.
27th Feb '17 1:29:22 PM SorPepita
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* PlotCoupons Played straight, then subverted. Deeba gets the first plot coupon, then realizes that it would waste time and people to get the 5 unnecessary ones, so she goes straight to the [=UnGun=]. Double-subverted when Deeba realizes she actually ''needed'' the plot coupons, but she is able to work around that.

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* PlotCoupons PlotCoupons: Played straight, then subverted. Deeba gets the first plot coupon, then realizes that it would waste time and people to get the 5 unnecessary ones, so she goes straight to the [=UnGun=]. Double-subverted when Deeba realizes she actually ''needed'' the plot coupons, but she is able to work around that.



* ShockAndAwe Conductor Jones. Note the conductor part.

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* ShockAndAwe ShockAndAwe: Conductor Jones. Note the conductor part.
28th Oct '15 2:46:04 PM LahmacunKebab
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* AbnormalAmmo The [=UnGun=]. Very abnormal, to the point that it probably doesn't even have bullets.

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* AbnormalAmmo AbnormalAmmo: The [=UnGun=]. Very abnormal, to the point that it probably doesn't even have bullets.
21st Jun '15 9:59:30 PM nombretomado
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* TheWormThatWalks: Early in the book we hear, in passing, of a [[KingdomofLoathing guy made of bees]]. Also [[spoiler:Skool, though he's more fish than worm.]]

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* TheWormThatWalks: Early in the book we hear, in passing, of a [[KingdomofLoathing [[VideoGame/KingdomofLoathing guy made of bees]]. Also [[spoiler:Skool, though he's more fish than worm.]]
6th Apr '15 3:22:16 AM DoctorFluffy
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* AbnormalAmmo The [=UnGun=]. Very abnormal.
** To elaborate, it takes whatever you stick in the chambers and magnifies whatever it is.

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* AbnormalAmmo The [=UnGun=]. Very abnormal.
abnormal, to the point that it probably doesn't even have bullets.
** To elaborate, it takes whatever you stick in the chambers and magnifies whatever it is. In Deeba's words, whatever it's loaded with, it uses well. For example, a shard of brick in the chamber will create a building as a prison, and a hair will cause smombies to literally explode with hair.
20th Jul '14 10:00:46 PM darthbob88
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* ShockAndAwe Conducter Jones. Note the conductor part.

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* ShockAndAwe Conducter Conductor Jones. Note the conductor part.part.
** As he explains in the book, he's a bus conductor; he conducts himself with dignity, conducts his passengers safely on their journey, but there is a third thing those who take the oath learn to conduct: [[spoiler: electricity]]
1st Mar '14 8:32:14 PM Jisu
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* SpoilerOpening: Of a sort with the North American cover. Blonde Zanna is the DecoyProtagonist, and while the girl on the cover is obscured, she looks Asian enough for people to deduce that it's actually Deeba, who is the real main character. (The original UK cover just shows a binja among flowers and buildings.)
27th Jan '14 2:44:24 AM FirebirdMaximus
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* FantasticRacism: Between the living and the ghosts.
** Specifically, the ghosts supposedly steal bodies.

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* FantasticRacism: Between the The story features largely irrational racism between living beings and the ghosts.
** Specifically,
ghosts, specifically, the ghosts supposedly steal bodies.bodies. Woe to the only known half-breed: everybody mistrusts him. All the more noticeable as the inhabitants of the eponymous city otherwise display extraordinary diversity and tolerance.
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