History YMMV / HisDarkMaterials

5th Jan '18 5:57:07 AM youfeelingluckypunk27
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* CounterpartComparison: Lyra and Roger's roles in ''Northern Lights'' are similar to that of Gerda and Kai in ''Literature/TheSnowQueen'', although unlike Kai, Roger's behaviour doesn't change before his disappearance.
2nd Jan '18 10:07:38 AM urutapu
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** Also, Lyra's last name, Belaqua, comes from ''Literature/TheDivineComedy'', where in Purgatory Dante meets a [[BrilliantButLazy brilliant but lazy]] friend who is [[ForeShadowing working their way towards Heaven, but gradually, and is trapped between the world of Purgatory and the shores of Hell.]]
** The daimons themselves are rooted in Greek mythology and philosophy: there is a story mentioned by Platon as well that way back when, humans weren't singular entities like today but like conjoined pairs of twins called androgynes- since most were a pair of man and woman but there were in fact man-man and woman-woman pairs as well. The gods, however, fearing the power the androgynes might have, separated them, creating the current status quo, and it is said that if you find your soulmate, it's the person who was your other half before you were torn apart.

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** Also, Lyra's last name, Belaqua, comes from ''Literature/TheDivineComedy'', where in Purgatory Dante meets a [[BrilliantButLazy brilliant but lazy]] friend who is [[ForeShadowing [[{{Foreshadowing}} working their way towards Heaven, but gradually, and is trapped between the world of Purgatory and the shores of Hell.]]
** The daimons daemons themselves are rooted in Greek mythology and philosophy: there is a story mentioned by Platon as well that way back when, humans weren't singular entities like today but like conjoined pairs of twins called androgynes- since most were a pair of man and woman but there were in fact man-man and woman-woman pairs as well. The gods, however, fearing the power the androgynes might have, separated them, creating the current status quo, and it is said that if you find your soulmate, it's the person who was your other half before you were torn apart.
2nd Jan '18 4:52:15 AM akanesarumara
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** The daimons themselves are rooted in Greek mythology and philosophy: there is a story mentioned by Platon as well that way back when, humans weren't singular entities like today but like conjoined pairs of twins called androgynes- since most were a pair of man and woman but there were in fact man-man and woman-woman pairs as well. The gods, however, fearing the power the androgynes might have, separated them, creating the current status quo, and it is said that if you find your soulmate, it's the person who was your other half before you were torn apart.
31st Oct '17 11:12:23 AM Silverblade2
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* BrokenBase: This has proven to be a fairly polarizing series. For some, the author seems to be [[AuthorTract constantly railing against religion]] at the expense of actually telling a story, with the third book [[WriterOnBoard being]] [[{{Anvilicious}} the worst offender]]. Others argue that this angle is at least handled much more tastefully than [[Literature/SwordOfTruth other series]] with similar tendencies.
12th Sep '17 7:29:26 PM DoctorNeoRaptor
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* HilariousInHindsight: There are characters named Lord [[VideoGame/Undertale Asriel and Metatron]]. [[note:Well, in Undertale it's Mettaton]] To make it even funnier, Asriel of Undertale [[spoiler: is Asgore's son, making him a prince.]]
12th Sep '17 7:22:58 PM DoctorNeoRaptor
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* HilariousInHindsight: There are characters named Lord [[VideoGame/Undertale Asriel and Metatron]]. [[note:Well, in Undertale it's Mettaton]] To make it even funnier, Asriel of Undertale [[spoiler: is Asgore's son, making him a prince.]]
8th Sep '17 4:48:58 PM KizunaTallis
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* BrokenBase: This has proven to be a fairly polarizing series. For some, the author seems to be [[AuthorTract constantly railing against religion]], and in the third book that the message [[WriterOnBoard bursts out]] [[{{Anvilicious}} of the plot's chest]] and devours it. Others argue that this angle is at least handled much more tastefully than [[Literature/SwordOfTruth other series]] with similar tendencies.

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* BrokenBase: This has proven to be a fairly polarizing series. For some, the author seems to be [[AuthorTract constantly railing against religion]], and in religion]] at the expense of actually telling a story, with the third book that the message [[WriterOnBoard bursts out]] being]] [[{{Anvilicious}} of the plot's chest]] and devours it.worst offender]]. Others argue that this angle is at least handled much more tastefully than [[Literature/SwordOfTruth other series]] with similar tendencies.
21st Jun '17 7:14:58 PM Eagal
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* BrokenBase: The [[BitterSweetEnding ending]] has been... polarizing. Not to mention the third book's message.

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* BrokenBase: The [[BitterSweetEnding ending]] This has been... polarizing. Not proven to mention be a fairly polarizing series. For some, the author seems to be [[AuthorTract constantly railing against religion]], and in the third book's message.book that the message [[WriterOnBoard bursts out]] [[{{Anvilicious}} of the plot's chest]] and devours it. Others argue that this angle is at least handled much more tastefully than [[Literature/SwordOfTruth other series]] with similar tendencies.
11th Jun '17 2:45:27 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* DeathOfTheAuthor: Interviews with Philip Pullman show that this is his view of how his books should be regarded ("I don't think it's the task of the author of a book to tell the reader what it means.")

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* DeathOfTheAuthor: Interviews with Philip Pullman Creator/PhilipPullman show that this is his view of how his books should be regarded ("I don't think it's the task of the author of a book to tell the reader what it means.")
17th Jan '17 12:02:43 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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** Will also qualifies, especially when he finds his father [[spoiler: [[ShaggyDogStory Only to have him shot in cold blood before he could properly meet him]]]]. Not to mention he has to suffer the same emotional and physical pains Pan does in the last book, except for the [[spoiler: betrayal]].

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** Will also qualifies, especially when he finds his father [[spoiler: [[ShaggyDogStory Only only to have him shot in cold blood before he could properly meet him]]]]. Not to mention he has to suffer the same emotional and physical pains Pan does in the last book, except for the [[spoiler: betrayal]].
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