History Literature / VoljinShadowsOfTheHorde

7th Jun '15 2:55:14 AM Shaid
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* HealingFactor: Somewhat downplayed; Vol'jin has one but it still takes a fairly long time to recover from the wounds that almost killed him.

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* HealingFactor: Somewhat downplayed; Vol'jin has one but it still takes a fairly long time to recover from the wounds that almost killed him. This is actually something of a plot point, as the book seems to imply the trolls' regeneration ability is tied to their worship of the Loa, their gods. [[spoiler: Vol'jin begins to realize he has been doubting himself and not thinking of himself as a true troll, and once he gets past this, his wounds heal faster.]]
21st Feb '15 12:51:50 PM Phoenixion
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8th Oct '14 10:29:44 PM CharlesPhipps
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* [[PalsWithJesus PalsWithBwonsamdi]]: Vol'Jin has this relationship with his god.

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* [[PalsWithJesus PalsWithBwonsamdi]]: Pals With Bwonsamdi]]: Vol'Jin has this relationship with his god.
8th Oct '14 10:28:53 PM CharlesPhipps
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* FantasyCounterpartCulture: Pandera is even more Medieval China than usual.


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* [[PalsWithJesus PalsWithBwonsamdi]]: Vol'Jin has this relationship with his god.
1st Oct '14 7:50:57 AM CharlesPhipps
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* {{Archenemy}}: Garrosh for Vol'jin.
1st Oct '14 7:50:31 AM CharlesPhipps
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* BadassAdorable: Li Li is this to other Panderan. Which means she's DOUBLY cute.
* ActionGirl: Li Li.


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* PettingZooPeople: The Panderan.
1st Oct '14 7:46:35 AM CharlesPhipps
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* BadassDecay: Vol'jin suffers this after getting a knife in the throat from a Horde assassin. He's left feeling indecisive and disconnected from his previous life.



* HeroicSociopath: Tyrathan is ashamed he's this. Vol'jin is gleefully this. Averted when both realize they're more than this.



* ThatManIsDead: Vol'jin and Tyrathan try to do this to their old identities.

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* ThatManIsDead: Vol'jin and Tyrathan try to do this to their old identities. It doesn't stick.
* SociopathicHero: Tyrathan is ashamed he's this. Vol'jin is gleefully this. Averted when both realize they're more than this.
1st Oct '14 7:45:12 AM CharlesPhipps
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Vol'jin: Shadows of the Horde







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This volume contains the following tropes:



* BadassDecay: Vol'jin suffers this after getting a knife in the throat from a Horde assassin. He's left feeling indecisive and disconnected from his previous life.



* BloodKnight: Vol'jin is this. So is Tyrathan.
* BlueAndOrangeMorality: Averted. The Panderan philosophies are pretty close to Taoism.
** Vol'jin, amusingly, comes off as this to the Panderan due to his BloodKnight tendencies.



* FantasticRacism:

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* FantasticRacism: A big part of the book.



* FireForgedFriends: Vol'jin and Tyrathan

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* FantasyCounterpartCulture: The China elements of Panderia are on full display.
* FireForgedFriends: Vol'jin and TyrathanTyrathan.
* {{Foil}}: Tyrathan is this to Vol'jin.



* HeroicSociopath: Tyrathan is ashamed he's this. Vol'jin is gleefully this. Averted when both realize they're more than this.



* WarIsHell

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* WarIsHellThatManIsDead: Vol'jin and Tyrathan try to do this to their old identities.
* WarIsHell
* WellDoneSonGuy: Vol'jin had this relationship with his dad (and still does due to necromancy). Oddly, Vol'jin's dad seems to praise him quite a bit.
9th Mar '14 6:57:02 PM Valiona
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* TheArcher: Tyrathan.
* ArcVillain: Kha'lak is far from Vol'jin's ArchEnemy, but is the main antagonist in this book.
* ArmorPiercingQuestion: As Vol'jin is preparing to set out on a rescue mission for Tyrathan in which he has little chance of survival and less chance of success, Taran Zhu asks him if he's motivated by a desire to save Tyrathan or keep up his perception of himself as a hero.
* BackToBackBadasses: Vol'jin and Chen, on the cover [[CoversAlwaysLie but not in the story]].



* BiggerBad: Lei Shen to the Zandalari. Additionally, Garrosh's desire to have Vol'jin killed sets the story in motion.



* EveryoneHasStandards
* EvilutionaryBiologist
* FantasticRacism
* HealingFactor
* OurTrollsAreDifferent

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* EveryoneHasStandards
ChekhovsSkill: Vol'jin uses the hand-to-hand combat skills he developed with the Shado-pan to [[spoiler:kill Kha'lak during their final duel]].
* EvilutionaryBiologist
CoversAlwaysLie: On the book cover, Vol'jin and Chen are BackToBackBadasses. This scene never happens in the book, and Vol'jin never fights with a spear like on the cover, but either with a glaive or bow. Also, while the cover will make you believe those two are Bash Brothers, Vol'jin actually is this moreso with Tyrathan.
* FantasticRacism
EveryoneHasStandards: Vol'jin wonders if using the same magic that made the Sauroks would help against his enemies, but realizes that he would be corrupted in the process.
* HealingFactor
EvilutionaryBiologist: The Mogu are described in this regard.
* OurTrollsAreDifferentFantasticRacism:
**Naturally, there's a fair amount between the Horde and the Alliance.
**The different troll tribes, while united, don't fully trust each other, and the Zandalari tend to look down on the other groups.
**The Mogu and the Zandalari. It's clear that the Mogu don't think much more of the Zandalari than the other races they enslaved, and the Zandalari are using the Mogu for their own purposes.
* FireForgedFriends: Vol'jin and Tyrathan
* HealingFactor: Somewhat downplayed; Vol'jin has one but it still takes a fairly long time to recover from the wounds that almost killed him.
* TheLastDance: [[spoiler:Vol'jin, Tyrathan and the others defending the Shado-pan Monastery think they won't survive the final attack of the Zandalari, but they do]].
* OurTrollsAreDifferent: Much of the plot involves the split between Vol'jin's tribe and the Zandalari.
* ThePromise: Both Vol'jin and Tyrathan make one to each other. Tyrathan promises Vol'jin that he personally will craft the arrow Vol'jin uses to kill Garrosh, and Vol'jin promises that he will kill whoever kills Tyrathan one day.
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: The Mogu and their Zandalari allies don't always get along, fairly aware that each is using the other for their own ends.
8th Mar '14 7:19:43 PM ued199
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* {{Acrofatic}}

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* {{Acrofatic}}{{Acrofatic}}: The Pandaren.
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