History Literature / Warbreaker

15th Jun '18 7:31:41 AM ReaderAt2046
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* GoodIsNotSoft: Susebron is a genuinely good person who learned his morality from a book of children's fairy-tales. Now remember just how many of those fairy tales end with the evildoers getting eaten by monsters, or losing their heads, or turned into horrible things...
17th Apr '18 4:15:03 PM Malady
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* {{Expy}}: WordOfGod says that Siri and Vivenna were exported from a novel he never got around to completing. While he never was really satisfied with the book and shelved it half-finished, he and his alpha readers liked subplot with the two princesses, so he wrote a book about them instead. He also mentions that Denth is more or less the same concept as [[{{Mistborn}} Kelsier]], [[spoiler:except that he's on the villain's side.]]

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* {{Expy}}: WordOfGod says that Siri and Vivenna were exported from a novel he never got around to completing. While he never was really satisfied with the book and shelved it half-finished, he and his alpha readers liked subplot with the two princesses, so he wrote a book about them instead. He also mentions that Denth is more or less the same concept as [[{{Mistborn}} [[Franchise/{{Mistborn}} Kelsier]], [[spoiler:except that he's on the villain's side.]]



* ObfuscatingStupidity: Sanderson [[{{Mistborn}} really likes]] [[Literature/{{Elantris}} this one]]. Not used as heavily here as in his earlier books, but it shows up.

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* ObfuscatingStupidity: Sanderson [[{{Mistborn}} [[Franchise/{{Mistborn}} really likes]] [[Literature/{{Elantris}} this one]]. Not used as heavily here as in his earlier books, but it shows up.
16th Jan '18 6:00:13 AM MrBrickMonkey
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In a world where magic is ruled by three aspects (color, voice, and Breath, [[SoulPower the essential power of one's soul]]), where those who die nobly can return to life and [[AGodAmI be worshiped as gods]], the minor kingdom of Idris wants to stay as far away from such things as possible. They wear muted colors, usually a simple gray or white, and look upon the use of Breath magic as an abomination. But in the neighboring kingdom of Hallandren, where the immortal [[GodEmperor God King]] rules over [[OurZombiesAreDifferent a court of deities returned from the dead]], sinister plots are stirring and many are calling for war against the "rebels" in Idris.

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In a world where magic is ruled by three aspects (color, voice, and Breath, [[SoulPower the essential power of one's soul]]), where those who die nobly can return to life and [[AGodAmI be worshiped worshipped as gods]], the minor kingdom of Idris wants to stay as far away from such things as possible. They wear muted colors, usually a simple gray or white, and look upon the use of Breath magic as an abomination. But in the neighboring kingdom of Hallandren, where the immortal [[GodEmperor God King]] rules over [[OurZombiesAreDifferent a court of deities returned from the dead]], sinister plots are stirring and many are calling for war against the "rebels" in Idris.
22nd Nov '17 11:51:14 PM Baeraad555
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* IgnoredEpiphany: Played for laughs with Siri. Right before [[spoiler: having sex with Susebron for the first time]] she notes to herself that this is a really bad idea, and she's got an unfortunate habit of following her impulses without thinking things through, and she really needs to try to stop doing that - ''some other time.''

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* IgnoredEpiphany: Played for laughs with Siri. Right before [[spoiler: having sex with Susebron for the first time]] she notes to herself that this is a really bad idea, and she's got an unfortunate habit of following her impulses without thinking things through, and she really needs to try to stop doing that become more sensible and responsible - ''some other time.''
22nd Nov '17 11:45:56 PM Baeraad555
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* IgnoredEpiphany: Played for laughs with Siri. Right before [[spoiler: having sex with Susebron for the first time]] she notes to herself that this is a really bad idea, and she's got an unfortunate habit of following her impulses without thinking things through, and she really needs to try to stop doing that - ''some other time.''
10th Aug '17 4:08:06 PM Gregzilla
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-->'''Lightsong:''' Well I can’t get subtext either. Far too subtle for me. It takes effort to understand, and effort is—unfortunately—against my religion.

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-->'''Lightsong:''' Well I can’t get subtext either. Far too subtle for me. It takes effort to understand, and effort is—unfortunately—against my religion.\\
'''Blushweaver:''' A new tenet for those who worship you?\\
'''Lightsong:''' Oh, not that religion.
10th Aug '17 4:04:49 PM Gregzilla
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* AgainstMyReligion: PlayedForLaughs. Lightsong, who is worshipped as a PhysicalGod like the rest of [[PhysicalReligion the Returned in the Court]], says this about [[BrilliantButLazy taking effort]], and Blushweaver momentarily takes him [[NotHyperbole literally]].
-->'''Lightsong:''' Well I can’t get subtext either. Far too subtle for me. It takes effort to understand, and effort is—unfortunately—against my religion.
3rd Aug '17 8:36:58 AM TheKingsRaven
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* WrongContextMagic: Magic in Warbreaker involves commanding objects to come to life and perform a specific task. At one point [[spoiler:Vasher gets a girl to erase her own memory with a Command.]]
27th Jul '17 3:34:36 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* ArtifactOfDoom: Nightblood.
** ArtifactOfDeath: it has a distressing tendancy to try and kill whoever draws it, or make nearby people kill each other (but only if they're evil; good people get violently ill when they get too close), something Vasher was clever enough to weaponize- see ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks below for details.

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* ArtifactOfDoom: Nightblood.
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ArtifactOfDeath: it Nightblood has a distressing tendancy to try and kill whoever draws it, or make nearby people kill each other (but only if they're evil; good people get violently ill when they get too close), something Vasher was clever enough to weaponize- see ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks below for details.details.
* ArtisticLicenseHistory: Implied to be pretty much everybody. [[spoiler:Kalad and Peacegiver are the same person, Austre followers used to be Awakeners too, and so forth.]]



* GenreSavvy: Denth, who uses it both for practical purposes and clever LampshadeHanging. See CrowningMomentOfFunny for a memorable example that is actually both.



* ArtisticLicenseHistory: Implied to be pretty much everybody. [[spoiler:Kalad and Peacegiver are the same person, Austre followers used to be Awakeners too, and so forth.]]
24th Jun '17 9:02:42 PM Endevin
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* OneHitKill: Nightblood, when fully drawn, will [[spoiler: completely obliterate its victims, [[SoulCuttingBlade soul and all,]] in a single strike, leaving nothing but a [[NotEnoughToBury brief cloud of black smoke]] where they were standing. Wielding Nightblood in this manner comes with [[ArtifactOfDeath severe drawbacks]].]]
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