History YMMV / Elantris

16th Apr '15 6:48:03 PM Gregzilla
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* MagnificentBastard: Hrathen.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Sanderson ended up changing several things from his original conception of the novel.
** Raoden was originally supposed to have been in Elantris for awhile, rather than a newcomer.
** Raoden was originally supposed to have a younger brother "the Mad Prince" who would act as a supporting villain, but was cut for being largely extraneous to the novel (though Sanderson admitted to liking the character)- Telrii ended up taking over the meatier portions of his role.
** Hrathen was originally supposed to be a Dula who converted to Shu-Dereth and betrayed his own people to the Fjordell- this was changed because it undermined the ending of Hrathen's arc [[spoiler: where the very Fjordell Hrathen turns against his people and his prophet-king to do what's right]].

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* MagnificentBastard: Hrathen.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Sanderson ended up changing several things from his original conception of the novel.
** Raoden was originally supposed to have been in Elantris for awhile, rather than a newcomer.
** Raoden was originally supposed to have a younger brother "the Mad Prince" who would act as a supporting villain, but was cut for being largely extraneous to the novel (though Sanderson admitted to liking the character)- Telrii ended up taking over the meatier portions of his role.
** Hrathen was originally supposed to be a Dula who converted to Shu-Dereth and betrayed his own people to the Fjordell- this was changed because it undermined the ending of Hrathen's arc [[spoiler: where the very Fjordell Hrathen turns against his people and his prophet-king to do what's right]].
Hrathen.
16th Apr '15 6:47:32 PM Gregzilla
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** Raoden was originally supposed to have been in Elantris for awhile, rather than a newcomer; he was originally supposed to have a younger brother "the Mad Prince" who would act as a supporting villain, but was cut for being largely extraneous to the novel (though Sanderson admitted to liking the character)- Telrii ended up taking over the meatier portions of his role.

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** Raoden was originally supposed to have been in Elantris for awhile, rather than a newcomer; he newcomer.
** Raoden
was originally supposed to have a younger brother "the Mad Prince" who would act as a supporting villain, but was cut for being largely extraneous to the novel (though Sanderson admitted to liking the character)- Telrii ended up taking over the meatier portions of his role.
16th Apr '15 6:47:09 PM Gregzilla
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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Sanderson ended up changing several things from his original conception of the novel. Raoden was originally supposed to have been in Elantris for awhile, rather than a newcomer; he was originally supposed to have a younger brother "the Mad Prince" who would act as a supporting villain, but was cut for being largely extraneous to the novel (though Sanderson admitted to liking the character)- Telrii ended up taking over the meatier portions of his role; Hrathen was originally supposed to be a Dula who converted to Shu-Dereth and betrayed his own people to the Fjordell- this was changed because it undermined the ending of Hrathen's arc [[spoiler: where the very Fjordell Hrathen turns against his people and his prophet-king to do what's right]].

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Sanderson ended up changing several things from his original conception of the novel. novel.
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Raoden was originally supposed to have been in Elantris for awhile, rather than a newcomer; he was originally supposed to have a younger brother "the Mad Prince" who would act as a supporting villain, but was cut for being largely extraneous to the novel (though Sanderson admitted to liking the character)- Telrii ended up taking over the meatier portions of his role; role.
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Hrathen was originally supposed to be a Dula who converted to Shu-Dereth and betrayed his own people to the Fjordell- this was changed because it undermined the ending of Hrathen's arc [[spoiler: where the very Fjordell Hrathen turns against his people and his prophet-king to do what's right]].
28th Nov '12 6:04:42 PM TVRulezAgain
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* CompleteMonster: [[spoiler:Dilaf.]] His backstory would have made him somewhat sympathetic, but it's clear that by the time of the novel he's too far gone into genocidal insanity for the audience to want anything for him but a nice KarmicDeath. [[spoiler:He gets it.]]
31st Oct '12 2:10:41 PM Gregzilla
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* NightmareFuel:
** A city full of insane zombies, where any cut, bruise, or stubbed toe hurts ''forever'', slowly driving you toward madness.
** Also, anything to do with [[spoiler:Dakhor magic. They grow their bones into the shapes of runes through an extremely painful process.]] That's NightmareFuel enough already; then you find out about the techniques that are PoweredByAForsakenChild...
2nd May '12 2:09:20 PM Ekuran
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* AccidentalNightmareFuel:
** A city full of insane zombies, where any cut, bruise, or stubbed toe hurts ''forever'', slowly driving you toward madness.
** Also, anything to do with [[spoiler:Dakhor magic. They grow their bones into the shapes of runes through an extremely painful process.]] That's NightmareFuel enough already; then you find out about the techniques that are PoweredByAForsakenChild...


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* NightmareFuel:
** A city full of insane zombies, where any cut, bruise, or stubbed toe hurts ''forever'', slowly driving you toward madness.
** Also, anything to do with [[spoiler:Dakhor magic. They grow their bones into the shapes of runes through an extremely painful process.]] That's NightmareFuel enough already; then you find out about the techniques that are PoweredByAForsakenChild...
12th Apr '12 12:27:30 AM Vercalos
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* [[CrowningMomentofAwesome Crowning Moment Of Awesome]]:
** When Hrathen confronts the real villain of the story.
---> '''Hrathen:''' I thought you understood by now, [[spoiler:[[CompleteMonster Dilaf]]]]. ''Nothing'' [[MagnificentBastard I]] do is ''just'' for show.
** The closing portion of the book. [[spoiler:The fatal flaw that had corrupted Elantris is suddenly corrected, and all the withered zombie like creatures become [[PhysicalGod glowing embodiments of magical might]], walk out of a raging inferno, and start kicking ass.]]
15th Dec '11 4:31:45 AM MasterGhandalf
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* MagnificentBastard: Hrathen.

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* MagnificentBastard: Hrathen.Hrathen.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Sanderson ended up changing several things from his original conception of the novel. Raoden was originally supposed to have been in Elantris for awhile, rather than a newcomer; he was originally supposed to have a younger brother "the Mad Prince" who would act as a supporting villain, but was cut for being largely extraneous to the novel (though Sanderson admitted to liking the character)- Telrii ended up taking over the meatier portions of his role; Hrathen was originally supposed to be a Dula who converted to Shu-Dereth and betrayed his own people to the Fjordell- this was changed because it undermined the ending of Hrathen's arc [[spoiler: where the very Fjordell Hrathen turns against his people and his prophet-king to do what's right]].
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