History YMMV / InheritanceCycle

18th Aug '16 1:26:54 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* TheyJustDidntCare: No, the author himself put his all into his series. In this case it was the ''editor'' who was lazy. Aside from making sure that nothing was misspelled there are tons of minor and major continuity mistakes, PurpleProse abound, and somehow the fact that a sentence containing the words "descended upwards" doesn't make any sense went unnoticed.
** The publishing company that picked up the series. Basically the CEO gave his kid a copy of the book, the kid said it was "the best book hed ever read, that was written by a young adult" and instantly published the book as-is (and made sure it was released before the latest ''Literature/HarryPotter'' [[FollowTheLeader book]]).
18th Aug '16 1:26:40 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* VillainDecay: [[spoiler: Murtagh]]. When he is first seen in ''Eldest'', he's sympathetic but his actions are well-justified and believable. But by ''Brisingr'', he's decayed into Galbatorix's minion complete with an evil cackle.
** [[spoiler: GoodAllAlong]]
* VillainHasAPoint: Galbatorix is of course an evil tyrant, but [[spoiler: his concerns about how easily those with magic can manipulate and abuse those without it are entirely valid. Even after he is gone, Nasuada struggles with the exact same issue]].



* JerkassHasAPoint: Several times throughout the series.
** In ''Eragon'', Eragon, Murtagh, and an unconscious Arya are accosted by some slavers, who try to collect the bounty on Arya's head. Although they are quickly dispersed when Eragon reveals his magical powers, Murtagh captures, disarms, and kills the leader of the slaver band. Eragon views this as unnecessarily cruel and vicious, even for an AssholeVictim. However, Murtagh's argument - that by letting them live, they are free to spread information throughout the Empire of the location of a Rider and a wanted elf [[spoiler: princess]] - seems harsher but more pragmatic given the situation.
** In ''Brisingr'', Nasuada has Roran publicly flogged as punishment for insubordination despite his heroism in battle. It seems pretty harsh, but given her very delicate position as Varden leader and her importance in their alliance between the dwarves, the elves, the Surdans, and her own followers, anyone openly defying her leadership could be seen as a potential threat.



* RealWomenDontWearDresses:
** Arya shows disdain for human women, who she considers to be weak and helpless. She briefly wears a dress in ''Brisingr,'' and when Eragon comments on it, she says that she never really understood why humans insist on separating their men and women in these ways.
** Subverted by Nasuada, who is never seen outside of a dress, thinks it's sketchy that Arya wears pants, and finances the war by selling fine lace.



** Thorn.

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** %%** Thorn.
14th Aug '16 6:23:53 PM DrPsyche
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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 HeelFaceTurn many readers still preferred him to Eragon.

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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 HeelFaceTurn FaceHeelTurn many readers still preferred him to Eragon.
20th Jul '16 5:41:53 AM Morgenthaler
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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Galbatorix, in ''Inheritance''. [[spoiler: He hijacks the magical language itself in the final battle such that only he can use it, effectively [[DePower depowering]] nearly every other character. The only reason he lost was that Murtagh was [[HeelFaceTurn not as loyal as he thought]].]]
16th Jul '16 11:48:48 AM Anddrix
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* BaseBreaker: Nasuada, following her decision to have Roran whipped for insubordination in ''Brisingr''.

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%% * BaseBreaker: BaseBreakingCharacter: Nasuada, following her decision to have Roran whipped for insubordination in ''Brisingr''.
12th Jul '16 1:35:02 PM Worffan101
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%% EnsembleDarkhorse: Murtagh.

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%% * EnsembleDarkhorse: Murtagh.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 HeelFaceTurn many readers still preferred him to Eragon.



%% UnintentionallySympathetic: Sloan.

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%% * UnintentionallySympathetic: Sloan.Sloan was trapped in a village surrounded by the Empire's soldiers and human-eating monsters, who wanted to punish him and the rest of the village for the actions of a kid who wasn't there anymore and who Sloan didn't even like. Sloan then surrendered to the Empire to keep his daughter safe...and the Ra'zac pecked out his eyes, threw him into the dungeons of their evil lair and forgot about him, and trapped his daughter nearby. Then Eragon came by, and added insult to injury by cursing Sloan to never see his daughter again, even putting a geas on Sloan to force him to walk halfway across the continent to go and meditate with some arrogant elves until he "reformed". Harsh punishment for a man whose biggest crimes seem to be not liking the hero and wanting to protect his daughter.
23rd Apr '16 3:08:24 AM NightShade96
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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 Dragonriders were a racist military junta.

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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 Dragonriders Dragon Riders were a racist military junta.



* ClicheStorm: One of the most common criticisms.

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* ClicheStorm: One of the its most common criticisms.
29th Mar '16 7:32:08 AM supergod
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* TheyJustDidntCare: No, the author himself put his all into his series. In this case it was the ''editor'' who was lazy. Aside from making sure that nothing was misspelled there are tons of minor and major continuity mistakes, PurpleProse abound, and somehow didn't notice that a sentence containing the words "descended upwards" doesn't make any sense.

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* TheyJustDidntCare: No, the author himself put his all into his series. In this case it was the ''editor'' who was lazy. Aside from making sure that nothing was misspelled there are tons of minor and major continuity mistakes, PurpleProse abound, and somehow didn't notice the fact that a sentence containing the words "descended upwards" doesn't make any sense.sense went unnoticed.
29th Mar '16 7:24:49 AM supergod
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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Murtagh.

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* %% EnsembleDarkhorse: Murtagh.



* UnintentionallySympathetic: Sloan.

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* %% UnintentionallySympathetic: Sloan.
29th Mar '16 7:05:36 AM supergod
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** Also applies to the Elvish civilization as a whole and the EvilEmpire as a whole. The primary problem being that the wrong one of the pair goes to immense lengths to accommodate the needs of all its citizens, even the AlwaysChaoticEvil beast men, foster technological advancement and communication, and secure a good quality of life for the underclasses. The wrong one is also culturally monolithic and intolerant to the point of literally physically transforming the few allies it doesn't treat like absolute dirt into the self-professed master race.
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