History Series / LegendOfTheSeeker

18th Feb '17 4:35:59 PM MrDeath
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* DoingInTheScientist: In the book series, the "breath of life" that the Mord-Sith use is clearly just rescue breathing and CPR. In the TV series, however, it's straight up magic that brings the dead back to life, even from things like being stabbed through the heart.
18th Feb '17 4:03:04 PM MrDeath
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** The rada'han is said to prevent someone from using magic. Zedd still manages to cast a spell with one on though.

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** The rada'han is said to prevent someone from using magic. Zedd still manages to cast a spell with one on though. This might be a reference to the books, where Zedd is ''just that good'' and is able to figure out how to get around the rada'han's enchantment and even take it off at will shortly after being collared.
5th Dec '16 12:12:22 PM Xtifr
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'''''Legend of the Seeker''''' is a LiveActionTV adaptation of the ''Literature/SwordOfTruth'' series of books. Executive produced by Creator/SamRaimi (who also served as an executive producer for ''Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys''), Robert Tapert, Joshua Donen, Ned Nalle and Kenneth Biller.

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'''''Legend ''Legend of the Seeker''''' Seeker'' is a LiveActionTV adaptation of the ''Literature/SwordOfTruth'' series of books. Executive produced by Creator/SamRaimi (who also served as an executive producer for ''Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys''), Robert Tapert, Joshua Donen, Ned Nalle and Kenneth Biller.
30th Nov '16 7:34:41 PM captainpat
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* WomanInBlack: Nicci in the season 2 finale.
2nd Nov '16 2:11:13 AM Fireblood
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* WouldHurtAChild: Darken Rahl, unsurprisingly. Not only ordering every baby boy in a village massacred, but he promises to have Princess Violet be {{made a slave}} as punishment for her mother's failure.

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* WouldHurtAChild: Darken Rahl, unsurprisingly. Not only ordering every baby boy in a village massacred, but he also promises to have Princess Violet be {{made a slave}} as punishment for her mother's failure.failure. He ordered his own son with Cara killed at birth as a potential threat (in the books he wanted a gifted child as his heir, and killed his children because they were ungifted).
2nd Nov '16 2:01:20 AM Fireblood
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** Panis Rahl is dead by the time of the books (at Zedd's hand) and a brutal tyrant without any redeeming qualities. Here he's never seen to be anything but a mildly corrupt king, and tries to stop his son Darken Rahl when he sees his evil by fathering a second son, Richard, who's prophesied to defeat Darken. Then, presumably when he hears Darken killed all newborn boys in Brennidon to kill Richard, he fathers a daughter for the same purpose, who also plays a part in Darken's defeat. The only questionable things we see him do is to kill Caracticus Zorrander, Zedd's father (which was in revenge for Caracticus' attempt to murder his son), plus seducing Richard and Jennsen's mother [[BedTrick in the guise of another man]]. He later spends decades as a monk [[TheAtoner atoning for what he did wrong]], helps Richard to find the Stone of Tears in the form of a scholar, and after this he sacrifices his life for Zedd's.

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** Panis Rahl is dead by the time of the books (at Zedd's hand) and a brutal tyrant without any redeeming qualities. Here he's never seen to be anything but a mildly corrupt king, Zedd teaches him magic, heals his infertility, and appears to be his friend. Panis tries to stop his son Darken Rahl when he sees his evil by fathering a second son, Richard, who's prophesied to defeat Darken. Then, presumably when he hears Darken killed all newborn boys in Brennidon to kill Richard, he fathers a daughter for the same purpose, who also plays a part in Darken's defeat. The only questionable things we see him do is to kill Caracticus Zorrander, Zedd's father (which was in revenge for Caracticus' attempt to murder his son), plus seducing Richard and Jennsen's mother [[BedTrick in the guise of another man]]. He later spends decades as a monk [[TheAtoner atoning for what he did wrong]], helps Richard to find the Stone of Tears in the form of a scholar, and after this he sacrifices his life for Zedd's.



* EvilParentsWantGoodKids: Panis Rahl.

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* EvilOverlord: Darken Rahl.
* EvilParentsWantGoodKids: Panis Rahl.Rahl, though he was much better than in the books.


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* SorcerousOverlord: Darken Rahl. Richard also becomes this briefly when possessed of the power of Orden in an alternate reality.
2nd Nov '16 1:48:46 AM Fireblood
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::Of course the rest of the town didn't see things the same way...

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::Of ** Of course the rest of the town didn't see things the same way...
2nd Nov '16 1:40:34 AM Fireblood
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* DevilButNoGod: Unlike in the book series, the Creator ''does'' show up.... maybe. And like in ''Literature/TheSalvationWar'', ''everyone'' who dies goes to a FireAndBrimstoneHell. However, Darken Rahl implies at one point that it's only because the veil has been torn that everyone who dies goes there -- in the normal course of things, only bad people go there, while good people go to some unspecified but presumably much nicer place to "bask in the Creator's light forever".[[note]]In the books it's explained that the underworld has levels of a sort, with the righteous becoming "good spirits" that dwell on the top near the light, while the wicked plunge down into the depths where they're tormented.[[/note]]

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* DevilButNoGod: Unlike in the book series, the Creator ''does'' show up.... maybe. And like in ''Literature/TheSalvationWar'', ''everyone'' who dies goes to a FireAndBrimstoneHell. However, Darken Rahl implies at one point that it's only because the veil has been torn that everyone who dies goes there -- in the normal course of things, only bad people go there, while good people go to some unspecified but presumably much nicer place to "bask in the Creator's light forever".[[note]]In the books it's explained that the underworld has levels of a sort, with the righteous becoming "good spirits" that dwell on the top near the light, while the wicked plunge down into the depths where they're tormented.tormented by the Keeper forever.[[/note]]



* IAmSpartacus: In the episode "Brennidon".

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* IAmSpartacus: In the episode "Brennidon"."Brennidon" multiple women claim to be the Seeker's mother after the D'Harans demand she reveal herself.



[[spoiler:Nicci is blonde after coming BackFromTheDead.]]

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** [[spoiler:Nicci is blonde after coming BackFromTheDead.]]



** Also happens in Richard's nightmare in the Valley of Perdition with Kahlan and Cara. And earlier in the first season when he uses the power of Orden.
* [[MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch My People Doth Protest Too Much]]: A D'Haran who plans to kill Darken Rahl appears in the episode "Listener", while multiple ones with the same plan, disgusted by his horrifying magical experiments on innocent people, show up in "Conversion." They join with Richard et al in attempting to kill him.

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** Also It also happens in Richard's nightmare in the Valley of Perdition with Kahlan and Cara. And earlier in the first season when he uses the power of Orden.
* [[MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch My People Doth Protest Too Much]]: A D'Haran who plans to kill Darken Rahl appears in the episode "Listener", while multiple ones with the same plan, disgusted by his horrifying magical experiments on innocent people, show up in "Conversion." They join with Richard et al al. in attempting to kill him.



** As in the books, the Confessors kill male confessors at birth out of fear of them growing to abuse their powers. In the first season, Richard successfully convinces the Confessors to spare the life of a newborn male confessor. Then the season finale shows us a full-grown male confessor, and despite his parents' best efforts, he's just as bad as they'd feared.

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** As in the books, the Confessors kill male confessors at birth out of fear of them growing to abuse their powers. In the first season, Richard successfully convinces the Confessors to spare the life of a newborn male confessor. We don't get to see how he would turn out, as he's killed offscreen by the Mord Sith. Then the season finale shows us a full-grown male confessor, and despite his parents' best efforts, he's just as bad as they'd feared.



* PsychichAssistedSuicide: Anyone [[{{Brainwashed}} confessed]] can be ordered to off themselves. While this normally doesn't happen (though we see Kahlan order one murderer to do this), a variant happens in the series finale, where Kahlan, who is herself controlled by Richard with the power of Orden, confesses four Mord-Sith and orders them to kill each other. They do so in unison. Richard also orders some D'Haran soldiers to do this with the same means.

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* PsychichAssistedSuicide: PsychicAssistedSuicide: Anyone [[{{Brainwashed}} confessed]] can be ordered to off themselves. While this normally doesn't happen (though we see Kahlan order one murderer to do this), a variant happens in the series finale, where Kahlan, who is herself controlled by Richard with the power of Orden, confesses four Mord-Sith and orders them to kill each other. They do so in unison. Richard also orders some D'Haran soldiers to do this with the same means.



* SuicideIsShameful: The Sisters of the Light believe suicide is an offense to the Creator. Thus the Prelate claims she covered up a Sister's apparent suicide to save her reputation (it turns out that she was actually murdered).

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* SuicideIsShameful: The Sisters of the Light believe suicide is an offense to the Creator. Thus the Prelate claims she covered up a Sister's apparent suicide to save her reputation (it turns out that she was [[NeverSuicide actually murdered).murdered]]).



** In "Toucher" the Night Wisps find another Confessor. She's unaware of her power, having been kept by her father in a tower all her life, since he was her mother's {{sex slave}} and fears being Confessed again. When she's freed and meets the party, she ends up accidentally Confessing Finn, then Richard deliberately after they try to abscond together. Finally, they have to [[DePower remove her magic]] with a quillion, leaving Kahlan as the last Confessor again.

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** In "Toucher" "Touched" the Night Wisps find another Confessor. She's unaware of her power, having been kept by her father in a tower all her life, since he was her mother's {{sex slave}} and fears being Confessed again. When she's freed and meets the party, she ends up accidentally Confessing Finn, then Richard deliberately after they try to abscond together. Finally, they have to [[DePower remove her magic]] with a quillion, leaving Kahlan as the last Confessor again.


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* VillainTeleportation: Darken Rahl teleports by passing from one of his fortresses to another through green fires. It may also explain his {{flash step}}.
1st Nov '16 3:43:48 PM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}}
** Chase, Kahlan, and Richard all qualify.
** And Cara, definitely Cara.
** [[spoiler:Nicci too, particularly when she took on three Han-powered up Sisters of the Dark by herself, killed two of them and absorbed their Han, then decapitated Merissa and took hers.]]
18th Jun '16 6:29:54 PM Fireblood
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* DePower: The quillions can remove magic from a person (unlike the books, it doesn't require them to die).



* DePower: The quillions can remove magic from a person (unlike the books, it doesn't require them to die).



* DevilButNoGod: Unlike in the book series, the Creator ''does'' show up.... maybe. And like in ''Literature/TheSalvationWar'', ''everyone'' who dies goes to a FireAndBrimstoneHell. However, Darken Rahl implies at one point that it's only because the veil has been torn that everyone who dies goes there -- in the normal course of things, only bad people go there, while good people go to some unspecified but presumably much nicer place to "bask in the Creator's light forever".[[note]]In the books it's explained that the underworld has levels of a sort, with the righteous becoming "good spirits" that dwell on the top near the light, while the evil plunge down to the depths where they're tormented.[[/note]]

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* DevilButNoGod: Unlike in the book series, the Creator ''does'' show up.... maybe. And like in ''Literature/TheSalvationWar'', ''everyone'' who dies goes to a FireAndBrimstoneHell. However, Darken Rahl implies at one point that it's only because the veil has been torn that everyone who dies goes there -- in the normal course of things, only bad people go there, while good people go to some unspecified but presumably much nicer place to "bask in the Creator's light forever".[[note]]In the books it's explained that the underworld has levels of a sort, with the righteous becoming "good spirits" that dwell on the top near the light, while the evil wicked plunge down to into the depths where they're tormented.[[/note]]
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