History YMMV / DeltoraQuest

12th Jul '17 6:06:49 PM Euvany
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* EnsembleDarkhorse: ''Doom.'' 1000 times Doom. He has got to be one of, if not the, most popular character in the fandom, for all that he doesn't get as much focus as Lief, Barda and Jasmine, at least not after the first series. He's even more popular than the main trio, and that's saying something.

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''Doom.'' 1000 times Doom. He has got to be one of, if not the, most popular character in the fandom, for all that he doesn't get as much focus as Lief, Barda and Jasmine, at least not after the first series. He's even more popular than the main trio, and that's saying something.



** Lindal, while only playing a major role in ''Dragon's Nest'' and a minor one in a few other books, is beloved for her BoisterousBruiser attitude and for being a butch, bald woman who also happens to be pleasant subversion of the usual tropes associated with that sort of character.



* HarsherInHindsight: After the gang is captured by the people of Plume in series 2, Jasmine sarcastically asks Glock if his talisman [[spoiler:part of which is actually the Pirran pipe]] will protect him from The Fear. [[spoiler: The Fear ends up crushing him to death (on the bright side, he deals the killing blow to the Fear single-handedly, and the Plumes and Jasmine come to honor him as a hero for his sacrifice).]]

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* HarsherInHindsight: HarsherInHindsight:
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After the gang is captured by the people of Plume in series 2, Jasmine sarcastically asks Glock if his talisman [[spoiler:part of which is actually the Pirran pipe]] will protect him from The Fear. [[spoiler: The Fear ends up crushing him to death (on the bright side, he deals the killing blow to the Fear single-handedly, and the Plumes and Jasmine come to honor him as a hero for his sacrifice).]]



** In the first book, while his opinion changes after learning the truth, Lief thinking that the previous king deserved to die can make once wince in hindsight. [[spoiler:Because not only is that man Lief's ''father'', he does, in fact, end up dying in ''Return to Del''.]]
* ItWasHisSled: The identity of the heir, especially due to being a LateArrivalSpoiler that the second and third series make no attempt to hide.
* LoveToHate: The main traitor of the first series, for turning out to be an irredeemable villain who just about single-handedly causes the DarkestHour of the first series.



* MemeticMutation: "I do not give a fig." [[note]]Said by Barda in ''Shadowgate'', and a heavily loved line for its charming use of GoshDarnItToHeck[[/note]]



** [[Trader Baron]] in the ''Three Doors'' trilogy.
* OfficialCouple: Lief/Jasmine, [[spoiler: Lindal/Barda]], [[spoiler: Marilen/Ranesh]].

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** [[Trader [[spoiler: Baron]] in the ''Three Doors'' trilogy.
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Lief/Jasmine, [[spoiler: Lindal/Barda]], [[spoiler: Marilen/Ranesh]].Lindal/Barda, Marilen/Ranesh.



* PeripheryDemographic: The series is aimed for 8-12 year olds. While many, if most of its fans ''first'' read it at that age, suffice to say that the majority of the fandom is likely much older than that. The depth of the cast, attention to worldbuilding, NightmareFuel, and sheer amounts of {{Foreshadowing}} do well in keeping them retained.



* ShipTease: In ''Deltora Quest'', Lief/Jasmine is continuously teased before finally being confirmed at the end of ''Deltora Shadowlands''.

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In ''Deltora Quest'', Lief/Jasmine is continuously teased before finally being confirmed at the end of ''Deltora Shadowlands''.



* TheWoobie - Oh hey, Jasmine! Let's talk about your life. You grew up in a forest. When you were seven years old, your parents were taken away, presumably to be killed, and your home got burned down. You had to fend for yourself. When you were sixteen, two strangers invade the lifestyle that you made for yourself, and your dead mother's spirit made you leave your home to go on a quest with them. You had lots of trouble because you could barely read or write, and most people thought that you were mad. Then it turned out that the guy you kind of liked was [[spoiler:a servant of the Shadowlord, and not even human!]] Eventually you discovered that [[spoiler:your father is not really dead but all that he has been through has made him a completely different person]]. And then it turns out that the other guy you kind of liked was [[spoiler:the heir to the throne and became King]]. Later, you found out that you had a sister, Faith, in the Shadowlands. Another guy you kind of like [[spoiler: dies on the way to the Shadowlands]]. Oh, and Faith? It turned out that [[spoiler:she was not real, but a plot of the Shadowlord's to get the King into his realm. And the Shadow Lord says explicitly that you were never important in his eyes, just a pawn that could be used against Lief]].

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* TheWoobie - SignatureScene: [[MomentOfAwesome Sharn pushing Prandine out of a tower]] in the prologue is quite possibly the most beloved scene in the series, being what cemented Sharn as an EnsembleDarkhorse.
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Oh hey, Jasmine! Let's talk about your life. You grew up in a forest. When you were seven years old, your parents were taken away, presumably to be killed, and your home got burned down. You had to fend for yourself. When you were sixteen, two strangers invade the lifestyle that you made for yourself, and your dead mother's spirit made you leave your home to go on a quest with them. You had lots of trouble because you could barely read or write, and most people thought that you were mad. Then it turned out that the guy you kind of liked was [[spoiler:a servant of the Shadowlord, and not even human!]] Eventually you discovered that [[spoiler:your father is not really dead but all that he has been through has made him a completely different person]]. And then it turns out that the other guy you kind of liked was [[spoiler:the heir to the throne and became King]]. Later, you found out that you had a sister, Faith, in the Shadowlands. Another guy you kind of like [[spoiler: dies on the way to the Shadowlands]]. Oh, and Faith? It turned out that [[spoiler:she was not real, but a plot of the Shadowlord's to get the King into his realm. And the Shadow Lord says explicitly that you were never important in his eyes, just a pawn that could be used against Lief]].



** Britta all the way. She longed to be a trader since she was seven years old, but after her father's betrayal and disappearance that dream was denied to her. She, her mother and her sister were forced to go into hiding to avoid the people's scorn, and her mother became so paranoid toward anything to do with trading and the sailing life that she forbade Britta and Margareth to go to the harbor and see Captain Gripp, an old friend of theirs (and Britta's closest and only one until meeting Jantsy), effectively isolating Britta and making her feel bitter and longing for her old life and her old dream of trading. Britta most likely had no friends until Jantsy, and no one to share her love of trading with who would actually understand and support it. Her mother did everything to bar her from it, which only alienated and embittered her, and when Britta finally had a chance to achieve her dream she had to do it in secret lest her mother find out and be angry with her (and try to stop her). Then when she finally tells her mother of her good fortune, her mother screams at her and tells her to get out, saying words that can never be taken back, and quite possibly by doing so has disowned her. Then there's the prejudice the people seem to have toward Britta and her family (even though they are only Dare's innocent family), which makes it more difficult for Britta to participate in the competition lest she be rejected. And there's also Zoolah's hate toward her...

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** Britta all the way. She longed to be a trader since she was seven years old, but after her father's betrayal and disappearance that dream was denied to her. She, her mother and her sister were forced to go into hiding to avoid the people's scorn, and her mother became so paranoid toward anything to do with trading and the sailing life that she forbade Britta and Margareth to go to the harbor and see Captain Gripp, an old friend of theirs (and Britta's closest and only one until meeting Jantsy), effectively isolating Britta and making her feel bitter and longing for her old life and her old dream of trading. Britta most likely had no friends until Jantsy, and no one to share her love of trading with who would actually understand and support it. Her mother did everything to bar her from it, which only alienated and embittered her, and when Britta finally had a chance to achieve her dream she had to do it in secret lest her mother find out and be angry with her (and try to stop her). Then when she finally tells her mother of her good fortune, her mother screams at her and tells her to get out, saying words that can never be taken back, and quite possibly by doing so has disowned her. Then there's the prejudice the people seem to have toward Britta and her family (even though they are only Dare's innocent family), which makes it more difficult for Britta to participate in the competition lest she be rejected. And there's also Zoolah's hate toward her...her...
** While Lief has his moments in the first series, the second and third series are what push him into HurtingHero territory. On top of the Shadow Lord constantly trying to mentally break him through the crystal, it's noted that the first months of his reign are marked by criticism, hatred, distancing himself from those he loves, and multiple attempts on his life--all towards one of the kindest people you'll ever meet--and while those get resolved, things only get ''worse'' for him in the third series. He feels like a fraud because at heart, he's just a teenage boy and not the perfect king others see him as, with his position making it easy for him to blame himself for anything that goes wrong (and things go wrong a ''lot''). ''Shadowgate'' and ''Sister of the South'' are particularly cruel to him, the latter being a TraumaCongaLine that nearly pushes him past the DespairEventHorizon.
10th Oct '16 10:52:42 PM Cakeman
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* MagnificentBastard: The Shadow Lord is an absolute master of both the XanatosGambit and the XanatosSpeedChess. His plans are simply brilliant and he is one hell of a {{Determinator}}, no matter how many times he's defeated, he'll always be ready with a new strategy

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* MagnificentBastard: The Though he doesn't receive too much characterization, Shadow Lord is an absolute master of both the XanatosGambit and the XanatosSpeedChess. His plans are simply brilliant and he is one hell of a {{Determinator}}, no matter how many times he's defeated, he'll always be ready with a new strategy


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* NoProblemWithLicensedGames: Deltora Quest for DS has gotten decent reviews, though it's also a rather foreign game.
3rd Oct '16 8:53:37 AM Cakeman
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* MoralEventHorizon: Fallow's solution to interrogating Endon is to torture his wife while he watches.
23rd Aug '16 7:13:05 AM PriceCheck
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* [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff Japan Loves Deltora Quest]]: The translated novels were so popular in Japan that it received a manga, anime, and even DS game adaptation.

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* [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff Japan Loves Deltora Quest]]: GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: The translated novels were so popular in Japan that it received a manga, anime, and even DS game adaptation.
10th May '16 2:38:28 PM MeekGazelle
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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: The translated novels were so popular in Japan that it received a manga, anime, and even DS game adaptation.

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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff Japan Loves Deltora Quest]]: The translated novels were so popular in Japan that it received a manga, anime, and even DS game adaptation.
13th Apr '16 5:30:33 PM Chericola
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** Anna is also very popular, despite only appearing in the first part of ''The Forests of Silence'' and being dead for the majority of the series, majorly because of her willingness to give up her home and identity for the royal family.

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** Anna is also very popular, despite only appearing in the first part of ''The Forests of Silence'' and being dead for the majority of the series, majorly because of her willingness (along with Jarred) to give up her home and identity for the royal family. family and go live in a dangerous forest which probably haunted the dreams of everyone in Del while heavily pregnant and manage to ''survive'' there for seven whole years with a small child to look after.
13th Apr '16 5:21:45 PM Chericola
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* EnsembleDarkhorse: ''Doom.'' 1000 times Doom. He has got to be one of, if not the, most popular character in the fandom, for all that he doesn't get as much focus as Lief, Barda and Jasmine, at least not after the first series. He's even more popular than the main trio, and that's saying something.
** Sharn. She's not focused on much, but fans love her for her quick wit and her strength. And for the fact that she pushed Prandine from that palace tower window on the night the Shadow Lord invaded.
** Anna is also very popular, despite only appearing in the first part of ''The Forests of Silence'' and being dead for the majority of the series, majorly because of her willingness to give up her home and identity for the royal family.
22nd Mar '16 2:43:32 AM Chericola
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* TheOphelia: Jasmine [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation probably]] qualifies

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* TheOphelia: Jasmine [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation probably]] qualifiesqualifies.
* PortmanteauCoupleName: Jarda, for Jarred/Barda.
29th Feb '16 11:30:25 AM PriceCheck
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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: The translated novels were so popular in Japan that it received a manga, anime, and even DS game adaptation.
25th Jan '16 3:29:36 AM Chericola
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