History YMMV / InheritanceCycle

30th Jul '17 11:57:17 AM nombretomado
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* JustForFun/XMeetsY: It's like the plot elements of ''Franchise/StarWars'' coupled with the atmosphere of ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings''!
17th Jul '17 11:41:40 AM Angeldeb82
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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Anti-fans of the series love to find [[RonTheDeathEater new interpretations that subvert the good/evil conflict.]] So far, sites such as anti-shurtugal.com have concluded that Eragon is a sociopath, [[LaResistance the Varden]] are [[TheRevolutionWillNotBeVilified terrorists]] and the original Dragon Riders were a racist military junta.

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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Anti-fans of the series love to find [[RonTheDeathEater new interpretations that subvert the good/evil conflict.]] conflict]]. So far, sites such as anti-shurtugal.com have concluded that Eragon is a sociopath, [[LaResistance the Varden]] are [[TheRevolutionWillNotBeVilified terrorists]] {{t|heRevolutionWillNotBeVilified}}errorists and the original Dragon Riders were a racist military junta.



** ''Especially'' Murtagh. A lot of readers have criticised the fact everyone treats him as an evil traitor, despite the fact he wants nothing to do with Galbatorix and has been kidnapped and [[MindRape Mind Raped]] into serving him, meaning he had no choice in the matter and is actually arguably a ''victim''.

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** ''Especially'' Murtagh. A lot of readers have criticised the fact everyone treats him as an evil traitor, despite the fact he wants nothing to do with Galbatorix and has been kidnapped and [[MindRape Mind Raped]] {{Mind Rape}}d into serving him, meaning he had no choice in the matter and is actually arguably a ''victim''.



** Roran holds this position, too, largely due to many people finding his parts in Book 2 to be more enjoyable then Eragon's parts. The fact that his BadassNormal status was ramped UpToEleven to in-universe MemeticBadass levels certainly helps.

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** Roran holds this position, too, largely due to many people finding his parts in Book 2 to be more enjoyable then than Eragon's parts. The fact that his BadassNormal status was ramped UpToEleven to in-universe MemeticBadass levels certainly helps.



* EnsembleDarkhorse: Murtagh is a badass AntiHero who calls out Eragon on his more WhatTheHellHero moments, is good-looking and pragmatic, and comes complete with a {{Woobie}} backstory and discrimination from the anti-Empire forces who think he's just another stooge for the BigBad like his father. Even after his FaceHeelTurn many readers still preferred him to Eragon.
* FanPreferredCouple: Nasuada with Murtagh, since she seems to like him. Seeing as ''Inheritance'' deals with their [[UnresolvedSexualTension relationship]] directly, don't be surprised if it becomes even more [[FanPreferredCouple Fan Preferred]].
* GaryStu / MarySue: Eragon is sometimes accused of being this by some readers, and to a lesser extent, Arya as well.

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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Murtagh is a badass AntiHero who calls out Eragon on his more WhatTheHellHero moments, is good-looking and pragmatic, and comes complete with a {{Woobie}} [[TheWoobie Woobie]] backstory and discrimination from the anti-Empire forces who think he's just another stooge for the BigBad like his father. Even after his FaceHeelTurn many readers still preferred him to Eragon.
* FanPreferredCouple: Nasuada with Murtagh, since she seems to like him. Seeing as ''Inheritance'' deals with their [[UnresolvedSexualTension relationship]] directly, don't be surprised if it becomes even more [[FanPreferredCouple Fan Preferred]].
* GaryStu / MarySue: Eragon is sometimes accused of being this by some readers, and to a lesser extent, Arya as well.
Fan-Preferred]].



** King Orrin - after years of busting a gut for the Varden (in ''Eragon'' Orik flat out says: "The Varden couldn't exist without Orrin,"), living in terror that Galbatorix is going to roll over and crush his kingdom and enslave his people, and sheltering the Varden's noncombatants, he is completely supplanted in LaResistance by Nasuada, insulted by Roran and seems destined to spend the post-war period as a "second-fiddle" nation to the Empire. No wonder he [[spoiler: takes to the drink.]]

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** King Orrin - after years of busting a gut for the Varden (in ''Eragon'' Orik flat out says: "The Varden couldn't exist without Orrin,"), living in terror that Galbatorix is going to roll over and crush his kingdom and enslave his people, and sheltering the Varden's noncombatants, he is completely supplanted in LaResistance by Nasuada, insulted by Roran and seems destined to spend the post-war period as a "second-fiddle" nation to the Empire. No wonder he [[spoiler: takes to the drink.]]drink]].
10th Jun '17 6:28:07 PM Stevebob
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** ''Especially'' Murtagh. A lot of readers have criticised the fact everyone treats him as an evil traitor, despite the fact he wants nothing to do with Galbatorix and has been kidnapped and [[MindRape Mind Raped]] into serving him, meaning he had no choice in the matter and is actually arguably a ''victim''.



** Galbatorix: Evil tyrant, but to some, a DracoInLeatherPants.

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** Galbatorix: Evil tyrant, but to some, a DracoInLeatherPants.DracoInLeatherPants, trying to run his kingdom in the face of constant terrorist attacks.



%% * BaseBreakingCharacter: Nasuada, following her decision to have Roran whipped for insubordination in ''Brisingr'' - by her own admission, his deeds are to be praised, and yet precedent/tradition give her little choice, and to break with this could have larger consequences. The question is: is this justified, or not?

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%% * BaseBreakingCharacter: Nasuada, following her decision to have Roran whipped for insubordination in ''Brisingr'' - by her own admission, his deeds are to be praised, and yet precedent/tradition give her little choice, and to break with this could have larger consequences. The question is: is this justified, or not?


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* GaryStu / MarySue: Eragon is sometimes accused of being this by some readers, and to a lesser extent, Arya as well.
27th May '17 8:29:44 PM Dragoon321
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* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Poor Shruikan has been forcibly enslaved so long that he's gone stark raving mad. When Elva gets a look at him the only thing she can come up with to help him is to MercyKill him. By the time of the story he's little more then a being of insane rage and would burn all creation to ash purely out of spite if he could.
11th Mar '17 6:49:22 AM Boba_Fett88
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* HoYay: The books are worth reading for this alone. See the main page for more.

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* HoYay: The books are worth reading for this alone. See series has plenty of it, even though the main page for more.hero's obsession with an unattainable elf girl supposedly indicates that he's straight. Despite this, he travels and becomes EXTREMELY [[{{Subtext}} close]] to his half-brother Murtagh, and starts getting vengeful and sulky when Murtagh turns out to think he's an annoying little twerp. Additionally he never notices the sexual characteristics (read: breasts) of the she-elf, but he spends a LOT of time ogling his master's muscles, "port-red lips" and long flowy hair, and starts staring intently at the guy's "hairless groin" during a naked bath scene. He also ogles the "hard and lean" muscles of his crippled [[FoeYay ex-nemesis]], and even drops his underwear in front of his cousin to show a very intimately-placed bruise. Oh yeah, and he spends a lot of time fondling, rubbing and stroking wooden staffs, swords, and other fun phallic weapons.
** [[UpToEleven Roran and an Urgal strip down and fight covered in oil]] in the third book.
21st Feb '17 8:45:54 AM Darth_Rasputin32898
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* Oh, and he allowed the slave trade to resume after the Riders abolished it.

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* ** Oh, and he allowed the slave trade to resume after the Riders abolished it.
21st Feb '17 8:44:55 AM Darth_Rasputin32898
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** However, once Galbatorix believed that the strength of his dragons exceed the strength of the elves, he intended to leave the Empire and conquer the elves. Of course, the resulting war would require conscription, absurd taxes, requisition of supplies of civilian sources... taking away everything he claimed to have given the citizens of the Empire.
* Oh, and he allowed the slave trade to resume after the Riders abolished it.
19th Feb '17 1:42:41 PM Darth_Rasputin32898
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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Anti-fans of the series love to find new interpretations that subvert the good/evil conflict. So far, sites such as anti-shurtugal.com have concluded that Eragon is a sociopath, [[LaResistance the Varden]] are [[TheRevolutionWillNotBeVilified terrorists]] and the original Dragon Riders were a racist military junta.

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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Anti-fans of the series love to find [[RonTheDeathEater new interpretations that subvert the good/evil conflict. conflict.]] So far, sites such as anti-shurtugal.com have concluded that Eragon is a sociopath, [[LaResistance the Varden]] are [[TheRevolutionWillNotBeVilified terrorists]] and the original Dragon Riders were a racist military junta.
1st Feb '17 2:18:40 PM Sanokal
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** Murtagh: even some of the ''anti''-Eragon fans like him.

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** Murtagh: even Murtagh for his DarkAndTroubledPast, being a BadassNormal (at first) and considerably more interesting character. Even some of the ''anti''-Eragon fans like him.



** Roran holds this position, too, largely due to many people finding his parts in Book 2 to be more enjoyable then Eragon's parts.
** [[TheLancer Carn]] from ''Brisingr'' and ''Inheritance'' is fairly popular, too.

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** Roran holds this position, too, largely due to many people finding his parts in Book 2 to be more enjoyable then Eragon's parts.
parts. The fact that his BadassNormal status was ramped UpToEleven to in-universe MemeticBadass levels certainly helps.
** [[TheLancer Carn]] from ''Brisingr'' and ''Inheritance'' is fairly popular, too.popular too, due to his nature as a DeadpanSnarker with extremely creative spells.



** This one has been referenced over and over as an example of Eragon being like Galby. He could have taken Sloan to the Varden, where he would have briefly been reunited with Katrina, and then executed in front of her for being a traitor. Instead Eragon sends him to the elves, using more energy casting magic to ensure Sloan makes it there alive, to those who are versed in healing spiritual pain, which due to the death of his wife is what Sloan suffers from. He gives him a chance at redemption and being healed, and by the time it happens the war will be done and anger will have subsided (remember the guard Sloan killed had a wife that swore blood vengeance against Roran because he was somewhat connected to the affair, do you think she would have spared the man that actually got him killed?) and Sloan stands a chance of being forgiven and being able to resume a normal life. Further, in order to do this Eragon thinks on Sloan until he knows his true name, which takes a deep and intimate understanding of the person. Remember Eragon also had responsibilities to tend to and not a lot of time to spend on someone who he knows betrayed everyone Eragon cares about and who attempted to destroy his cousin's happiness, even being willing to see Roran dead solely so Sloan can continue to have an unhealthy relationship with his daughter. If Eragon was more pragmatic he would have left Sloan or just killed him and not wasted time trying to find a way to help rehabilitate him.

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** This one has been referenced over and over as an example of Eragon being like Galby. He could have taken Sloan to the Varden, where he would have briefly been reunited with Katrina, and then executed in front of her for being a traitor. Instead Eragon sends him to the elves, using more energy casting magic to ensure Sloan makes it there alive, to those who are versed in healing spiritual pain, which due to the death of his wife is what Sloan suffers from. He gives him a chance at redemption and being healed, and by the time it happens the war will be done and anger will have subsided (remember the guard Sloan killed had a wife that swore blood vengeance against Roran because he was somewhat connected to the affair, do you think she would have spared the man that actually got him killed?) and Sloan stands a chance of being forgiven and being able to resume a normal life. Further, in order to do this Eragon thinks on Sloan until he knows his true name, which takes a deep and intimate understanding of the person. Remember Eragon also had responsibilities to tend to and not a lot of time to spend on someone who he knows betrayed everyone Eragon cares about and who attempted to destroy his cousin's happiness, even being willing to see Roran dead solely so Sloan can continue to have an unhealthy relationship with his daughter. If Eragon was more pragmatic he would have left Sloan or just killed him and not wasted time trying to find a way to help rehabilitate him.
12th Dec '16 3:12:32 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* IKnewIt: Most of the fandom accurately predicted that [[spoiler: Brom is Eragon's father]].
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