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18th Aug '16 12:14:59 AM Nyerguds
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** The side story 'Lifeboats' was, according to its Afterword, written as a deliberate subversion of this trope; the main characters are part of a planetary evacuation effort with thousands of other wizards involved, and they all have more or less the same crucial but menial job of keeping the evacuation portals working correctly.
15th Aug '16 11:43:21 PM Nyerguds
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* TheOnlyOne: Justified in that the wizards are only sent into situations for which they are singularly qualified to perform.

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* TheOnlyOne: Justified in that the wizards are only sent into situations for which they are singularly qualified to perform. This immediately implies that equally perilous and potentially world-ending events happen ''all the time'', and all of those others are handled by all the ''other'' wizards.
12th Aug '16 6:08:36 AM Nyerguds
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* NoodleIncident: A bizarre verb-version of the trope: grenfelzing. Frequently referenced as being ''some'' kind of alien activity, but never, ever explained. Apparently it includes chocolate.

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* NoodleIncident: A bizarre verb-version of the trope: grenfelzing. Frequently referenced as being It is known to be ''some'' kind of alien activity, activity / pastime, but never, ever explained. Apparently Kit's sister Carmela seems to be the only human character in the series who knows what it includes actually is. The author loves implying it is somehow sexual in nature, though the casual way in which Carmela treats the subject seems to contradict that.
** ''It's kind of like emmfozing, but with
chocolate.''
11th Aug '16 7:17:24 AM Nyerguds
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* NoodleIncident: A bizarre verb-version of the trope: grenfelzing. Frequently referenced as being ''some'' kind of alien activity, but never, ever explained. Apparently it includes chocolate.
28th Jun '16 12:00:56 PM tytoman
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* AliensStealCable: Inverted. Kit's entertainment system has a rebellious streak, and when he tries to use wizardry to talk it into behaving it starts getting cable from other planets.
9th May '16 5:47:53 PM York
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* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: The wizard's manual describes plain old things like teleportation in insanely impossible-to-understand words. Justified in that magic is based on telling the universe what you want it to do in a very specific manner. You NEED to be able to split hairs and use precise diction. Especially when you want to do things like bring air with you on your jaunt to the moon. If you miswrite a name, the named changes to fit.

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* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: The wizard's manual describes plain old things like teleportation in insanely impossible-to-understand words. Justified in that magic is based on telling the universe what you want it to do in a very specific manner. You NEED to be able to split hairs and use precise diction. Especially when you want to do things like bring air with you on your jaunt to the moon. If you miswrite a name, the named name changes to fit.
5th Apr '16 12:28:26 AM JMQwilleran
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* WorthlessYellowRocks: In "Wizards at War", Carmela bribes a group of aliens with chocolate bar knowing that off Earth, chocolate is a valuable substance as either an expensive delicacy or form of currency.

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* WorthlessYellowRocks: In "Wizards at War", Carmela bribes a group of aliens with chocolate bar knowing that off Earth, chocolate is a valuable substance as either an expensive delicacy or form of currency. By ''Games Wizards Play'', she's looking into starting a chocolate export business.
5th Apr '16 12:26:41 AM JMQwilleran
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* ''Games Wizards Play'' (coming [[http://www.youngwizards.com/gameswizardsplay/ February 2, 2016]]): Nita, Kit and Dairine coach contestants in a wizardly contest to win a year-long apprenticeship with Earth's Planetary Wizard, but all does not go as planned.


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* ''Games Wizards Play'' (coming [[http://www.youngwizards.com/gameswizardsplay/ February 2, 2016]]): Play'': Nita, Kit and Dairine coach contestants in a wizardly contest to win a year-long apprenticeship with Earth's Planetary Wizard, but all does not go as planned.



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* AbusiveParents: In ''Games Wizards Play'', Dairine's mentee, Mehrnaz, [[spoiler:is taking emotional abuse from her mother for doing so well in the competition, she's expected to lose because by doing well she's supposedly showing up other members of the family. This abuse is also coming from other members of her extended family as well.]]
21st Mar '16 7:46:42 PM konzill
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* AnyoneCanDie: And they probably will, if they have a nickname. (Lampshaded in the short story "Not On My Patch", where Kit questions if it's really a good idea for Nita to nickname her jack'o'lantern.)

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* AnyoneCanDie: And they probably will, if they have a nickname. (Lampshaded in the short story "Not On My Patch", where Kit questions if it's really a good idea for Nita to nickname her jack'o'lantern.)) This could get interesting seeing that in Games Wizards Play, Nita gave [[spoiler: Jupiter]] a nickname.
29th Feb '16 3:32:51 PM Prfnoff
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* NuttySquirrel: A subversion in Doggie heaven (a place Ponch created). Since Ponch, a dog, created it, the squirrels there are likeise created to be chased. In the eighth book, a squirrel is even the personification of a trail for Ponch.
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