History YMMV / InheritanceCycle

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]].
12th Dec '16 3:08:44 PM BlueTangFromPixar
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* IKnewIt: Most of the fandom accurately predicted that [[spoiler: Brom is Eragon's father]].
4th Dec '16 6:08:25 PM Worffan101
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* StrawmanHasAPoint: [[BigBad Galbatorix]] can be seen as this. While later books established him as being thoroughly evil and tyrannical, his depiction in early books left him looking pretty good for many readers. His rise to power (in which he won humanity's superiority over the elves and killed the all-powerful dragon riders) is portrayed as a MoralEventHorizon, and he wants to stomp out the [[OurOrcsAreDifferent urgals]], a warlike species whose rite of passage is to find something, ''anything'', and ''kill it''. He's done plenty of unsavory things and isn't to be praised, but he's made humanity safe and superior, and even his enemies acknowledge that his batshit insanity doesn't touch most of his subjects. Interestingly, at the end of the fourth book, even Eragon seems to come to this opinion at seeing Nasuada adopting some of the Galbatorix directives about magic and people.

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* StrawmanHasAPoint: [[BigBad Galbatorix]] can be seen as this. While later books established him as being thoroughly evil and tyrannical, his depiction in early books left him looking pretty good for many readers. His rise to power (in which he won humanity's superiority over the elves and killed the all-powerful dragon riders) is portrayed as a MoralEventHorizon, and he wants to stomp out the [[OurOrcsAreDifferent urgals]], a warlike species whose rite of passage is to find something, ''anything'', and ''kill it''. He's done plenty of unsavory things and isn't to be praised, but he's made humanity safe and superior, and even his enemies acknowledge that his batshit insanity doesn't touch most of his subjects. Interestingly, at the end of the fourth book, even Eragon seems to come to this opinion at seeing Nasuada adopting some of the Galbatorix directives about magic and people. And, especially according to anti-fans, he is the established power, with a clear-cut law, as opposed to the [[DesignatedHero Varden]], who will gladly accept you into their group provided you A.) follow your flawed and suicidal orders to the letter, and B.) be sure to ''always'' shower praise on [[SociopathicHero Eragon]], the [[CantArgueWithElves elves]], and your [[InformedAbility visionary leader]], Nasuada. In the end it isn't so much that the Strawman Has A Point, but that the other side is so self-righteous and annoying the reader finds it hard to root for them.



%%** Thorn.

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%%** Thorn.** Thorn: Forcibly born and magically enslaved, then subjected to massive amounts of rapid-growth magic. He probably isn't very comfortable in his body, to say the least. .
18th Nov '16 11:49:50 AM GothicProphet
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** Durza - [[spoiler: Carsaib never wanted to become a Shade.]]

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** Durza - [[spoiler: Carsaib never wanted to become a Shade.]]]]
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4th Nov '16 7:43:30 AM dlchen145
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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}} 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.

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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Murtagh is a BadAss 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.
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