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18th Apr '17 8:14:44 AM infernape612
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* ''Lifeboats'' - Kit, Nita, Dairine and Rolan (among others) are called upon for an emergency evacuation of an entire alien race to new planets, because their moon is about to break up and the pieces will crash into the planet, in full-blown ''Armageddon'' style. Problem is, millions of the aliens almost inexplicably don't want to leave even in the face of unavoidable death and no one truly understands why. Kit, meanwhile, is fretting about Valentine's Day )[[spoiler:since he and Nita were promoted to OfficialCouple in ''A Wizard of Mars'']]) and even a race to save a world isn't enough to get it off his mind.

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* ''Lifeboats'' - Kit, Nita, Dairine and Rolan (among others) are called upon for an emergency evacuation of an entire alien race to new planets, because their moon is about to break up and the pieces will crash into the planet, in full-blown ''Armageddon'' style. Problem is, millions of the aliens almost inexplicably don't want to leave even in the face of unavoidable death and no one truly understands why. Kit, meanwhile, is fretting about Valentine's Day )[[spoiler:since ([[spoiler:since he and Nita were promoted to OfficialCouple in ''A Wizard of Mars'']]) and even a race to save a world isn't enough to get it off his mind.
16th Mar '17 6:56:20 AM morenohijazo
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* NewYorkIsOnlyManhattan: Averted. The protagonists live in Nassau County, on Long Island, and the series consequently spends quite a bit of time there. The entire second book is set in The Hamptons. (That said, the main action of the first book does take place on a day trip to Manhattan.)



* [[spoiler:OfficialCouple: Nita and Kit, as of the end of ''A Wizard of Mars''.]]


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* OfficialCouple: [[spoiler:Nita and Kit, as of the end of ''A Wizard of Mars''.]]
18th Feb '17 9:18:11 PM NOYB
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** The Lone Power in book 7. The events described below in DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu make for a very horrible life for her. Basically, she is the devil living for thousands of years on a utopic world.
** Also the fate of [[spoiler: The Lone Power]] in A Wizard Alone when [[spoiler: Darryl traps it in his mind world with his autistic self.]]

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** The Lone Power in book Book 7. The events described below in DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu make for a very horrible life for her. Basically, she is the devil living for thousands of years on a utopic world.
** Also the fate of [[spoiler: The Lone Power]] in A ''A Wizard Alone Alo''ne when [[spoiler: Darryl traps it in his mind world with his autistic self.]]



** There's also an in-character moment of this in book seven, when Nita and Kit visit an alien world and see a recording of that species's Choice. In the recording, the whole thing goes down in about fifteen minutes, and not only does the species come out of it with lifespans in the thousands of years and without any particular cataclysm, when they die their souls stay in the world and keep communication with their loved ones. And not only does the Lone One not do anything about this, She's bound herself into the world and can't leave... so they end up ''building her a place to stay'', as a reminder of what to avoid, which mostly gets used as a ''tourist attraction.'' She's still there. They go to visit. Compared to life on Earth... [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu these guys just punched out Cthulhu]], and seem to have gotten away with it on an amazing scale. [[spoiler: "Seem" being the key word there.]]

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** There's also an in-character moment of this in book seven, Book Seven, when Nita and Kit visit an alien world and see a recording of that species's Choice. In the recording, the whole thing goes down in about fifteen minutes, and not only does the species come out of it with lifespans in the thousands of years and without any particular cataclysm, when they die their souls stay in the world and keep communication with their loved ones. And not only does the Lone One not do anything about this, She's she's bound herself into the world and can't leave... so they end up ''building her a place to stay'', as a reminder of what to avoid, which mostly gets used as a ''tourist attraction.'' She's still there. They go to visit. Compared to life on Earth... [[DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu these guys just punched out Cthulhu]], and seem to have gotten away with it on an amazing scale. [[spoiler: "Seem" being the key word there.]]
1st Oct '16 11:22:13 AM Ingonyama
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* AndroclesLion: In the first book, Kit saves a Lotus Esprit by removing wreckage from its axle. It then goes on to help him and Nita a number of times later, including stalling the Lone Power to allow them to get away back to their universe.

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* AndroclesLion: In the first book, Kit saves a Lotus Esprit by removing wreckage from its axle. It then goes on to help him and Nita a number of times later, including stalling the Lone Power to allow them to get away back to their universe. This is even underscored by the fact that the car acts a great deal like a giant cat or dog, both in how it originally attempts to hunt them and in its loyalty after Kit saves it.
2nd Sep '16 4:11:47 PM tytoman
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* GeniusLoci: First appears in ''High Wizardry'', when Dairine stumbles across a planet whose surface is one big motherboard and manages to turn it into a sentient, wizardly supercomputer. In ''Games Wizards Play'', it turns out this also happens closer to home; some planets in our solar system are sentient, and can project humanoid avatars for social occasions. In fact, Saturn and Jupiter are dating.
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.
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