History YMMV / LoneWolf

10th Jul '16 7:29:59 PM hitmonkey
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It gets worse. The UpdatedRerelease has a [[ADayInTheLimelight bonus adventure]] where you take control of Tavig early in his jaunt into Kazan-Oud. He kills some nasty bad guys, thwarts a plot by Zahda to escape the island, and saves a damsel in distress, and as they reach their escape, he sets her loose and ''goes back into the castle'' to his inevitable fate. Poor guy.

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** It gets worse. The UpdatedRerelease has a [[ADayInTheLimelight bonus adventure]] where you take control of Tavig early in his jaunt into Kazan-Oud. He kills some nasty bad guys, thwarts a plot by Zahda to escape the island, and saves a damsel in distress, and as they reach their escape, he sets her loose and ''goes back into the castle'' to his inevitable fate. Poor guy.
10th Jun '16 4:05:27 PM StFan
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-->[[spoiler:A searing pain explodes behind your eyes as the hand clamps itself to your head. As the decaying fingers pierce your scalp, forcing their way through your skull, your vision turns red and your body shakes uncontrollably. The hideous claw burrows deeper, feeding on the only source of nourishment that can sustain its existence: living human brain.]]\\
Your life and your quest end here.
** BigBad Naar, the [[GodOfEvil King of Darkness]], manages to top his grotesque minions when you finally see an illustration of his favoured form in Book 19. It's not so much the BodyHorror, nor the [[EldritchAbomination eldritch]] puddles of black oil [[MadeOfEvil oozing from every pore]]... no, the worst part about Naar is that [[spoiler:''he has [[UncannyValley the eyes]] [[MindScrew of a man]]''.]]
* ThatOneBoss

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-->[[spoiler:A --->''[[spoiler:A searing pain explodes behind your eyes as the hand clamps itself to your head. As the decaying fingers pierce your scalp, forcing their way through your skull, your vision turns red and your body shakes uncontrollably. The hideous claw burrows deeper, feeding on the only source of nourishment that can sustain its existence: living human brain.]]\\
Your life and your quest end here.
here.''
** BigBad Naar, the [[GodOfEvil King of Darkness]], manages to top his grotesque minions when you finally see an illustration of his favoured favored form in Book 19. It's not so much the BodyHorror, nor the [[EldritchAbomination eldritch]] puddles of black oil [[MadeOfEvil oozing from every pore]]... no, the worst part about Naar is that [[spoiler:''he has [[UncannyValley the eyes]] [[MindScrew of a man]]''.]]
* ThatOneBossThatOneBoss:



** Far from the only example; as mentioned in the main article, this is the tradeoff if Lone Wolf brings the Sommerswerd with him on his quests. There is at least one enemy that's nigh impossible to beat ''without'' the Sommerswerd that can't be avoided though: the [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Deathlord Ixiataaga]].

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** Far from the only example; as mentioned in the main article, this is the tradeoff trade-off if Lone Wolf brings the Sommerswerd with him on his quests. There is at least one enemy that's nigh impossible to beat ''without'' the Sommerswerd that can't be avoided though: the [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Deathlord Ixiataaga]].



* TheWoobie: Tavig, a character Lone Wolf may encounter in Book 7. He's just some poor guy who took on the mission of invading Castle Death to pay for his sister's ransom. After being thrown into TheMaze twice, all he wants is to escape. Why is he a woobie? Let's just say that if the hero meets him, he'll only get a quick death if [[spoiler:''Lone Wolf kills him''. Otherwise he'll either be torn apart by dog men or slowly crushed to death by a giant fist]]. Yeah, [[EverythingTryingToKillYou Castle Death's a fun place]].
** It gets worse. The UpdatedRerelease has a [[ADayInTheLimelight bonus adventure]] where you take control of Tavig early in his jaunt into Kazan-Oud. He kills some nasty bad guys, thwarts a plot by Zahda to escape the island, and saves a damsel in distress, and as they reach their escape, he sets her loose and ''goes back into the castle'' to his inevitable fate. Poor guy.

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* TheWoobie: Tavig, a character Lone Wolf may encounter in Book 7. He's just some poor guy who took on the mission of invading Castle Death to pay for his sister's ransom. After being thrown into TheMaze twice, all he wants is to escape. Why is he a woobie? Let's just say that if the hero meets him, he'll only get a quick death if [[spoiler:''Lone Wolf kills him''. Otherwise he'll either be torn apart by dog men or slowly crushed to death by a giant fist]]. Yeah, [[EverythingTryingToKillYou Castle Death's a fun place]].
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It gets worse. The UpdatedRerelease has a [[ADayInTheLimelight bonus adventure]] where you take control of Tavig early in his jaunt into Kazan-Oud. He kills some nasty bad guys, thwarts a plot by Zahda to escape the island, and saves a damsel in distress, and as they reach their escape, he sets her loose and ''goes back into the castle'' to his inevitable fate. Poor guy.
guy.
17th Nov '15 3:43:59 AM SpectralTime
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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: The series is almost universally popular among Italian tabletop gamers, where the Kai Knights have been redubbed "Ramas Knights" and a few names have been changed around to emphasize the "medieval fantasy" feel of the setting.



* GaryStu: Lone Wolf is this, and it's EXTREMELY obnoxious to female readers.



* [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff Italians Love Lone Wolf]]: The series is almost universally popular among Italian tabletop gamers, where the Kai Knights have been redubbed "Ramas Knights" and a few names have been changed around to emphasize the "medieval fantasy" feel of the setting.
26th May '15 6:54:59 PM pi4t
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* ThatOnePuzzle: Although WordOfGod has claimed otherwise, one puzzle in ''The Legacy of Vashna'' (a logic puzzle that doesn't give you enough information to work out the answer) is literally [[GuideDangIt unsolvable]] without extreme [[MoonLogicPuzzle out of the box thinking]] or [[TrialAndErrorGameplay flipping to random sections]] in hopes it will be right. Fortunately, you don't have to know the answer to progress, but knowing the answer does evade a combat.

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* ThatOnePuzzle: Although WordOfGod has claimed otherwise, one One puzzle in ''The Legacy of Vashna'' (a logic puzzle that doesn't give you enough information to work out the answer) is literally [[GuideDangIt unsolvable]] without extreme [[MoonLogicPuzzle out of the box thinking]] or [[TrialAndErrorGameplay flipping to random sections]] in hopes it will be right. Fortunately, you don't have to know the answer to progress, but knowing the answer does evade a combat. WordOfGod is that the riddle wasn't supposed to be unsolvable, but a part of the question was missed out.
8th Nov '14 5:24:54 PM MagBas
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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: The part in ''Fire on the Water'' with the Noodnics, a {{Funetik Aksent}}ed race of [[TalkingAnimal talking rodents]] who appear briefly to help you out and steal your gold, never to be referenced again.[[note]]"Nudnik" is Yiddish for "Bothersome Person". Many words in the various dark tongues in the books are also Hebrew words, although they're usually rather random ("Naar" is "Young Man"). And the "-im" suffix being used to describe a plurality of entities is also from Hebrew. UnfortunateImplications?[[/note]]

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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: The part in ''Fire on the Water'' with the Noodnics, a {{Funetik Aksent}}ed race of [[TalkingAnimal talking rodents]] who appear briefly to help you out and steal your gold, never to be referenced again.[[note]]"Nudnik" is Yiddish for "Bothersome Person". Many words in the various dark tongues in the books are also Hebrew words, although they're usually rather random ("Naar" is "Young Man"). And the "-im" suffix being used to describe a plurality of entities is also from Hebrew. UnfortunateImplications?[[/note]][[/note]]



* UnfortunateImplications: Several times in the series, Dever refers to enemies as "swarthy" or "dark-skinned," while light-skinned people are almost always good. Worse, in book 19 (Dawn of the Dragons), an enemy nation is described as being full of greedy raiders and connivers who only got a country by stealing it, and their national seal is... [[GreedyJew a Star of David]].
10th Aug '14 8:45:45 AM narm00
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** In Book 18, Lone Wolf notices a crowd gathered around a faith healer. The angry mob is ready to attack him for having no progress in fixing a woman's headache. When Lone Wolf realizes that the man has no powers, but genuinely wants to help people, he discretely uses his own powers to cure the woman, turning the old man into a hero for his village.

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** In Book 18, Lone Wolf notices a crowd gathered around a faith healer. The angry mob is ready to attack him for having no progress in fixing a woman's headache. When Lone Wolf realizes that the man has no powers, but genuinely wants to help people, he discretely discreetly uses his own powers to cure the woman, turning the old man into a hero for his village.
19th Jul '14 8:13:43 AM blackwingedheaven
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* UnfortunateImplications: Several times in the series, Dever refers to enemies as "swarthy" or "dark-skinned," while light-skinned people are almost always good. Worse, in book 19 (Dawn of the Dragons), an enemy nation is described as being full of greedy raiders and connivers who only got a country by stealing it, and their national seal is... a Star of David.

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* UnfortunateImplications: Several times in the series, Dever refers to enemies as "swarthy" or "dark-skinned," while light-skinned people are almost always good. Worse, in book 19 (Dawn of the Dragons), an enemy nation is described as being full of greedy raiders and connivers who only got a country by stealing it, and their national seal is... [[GreedyJew a Star of David.David]].
19th Jul '14 8:12:36 AM blackwingedheaven
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* UnfortunateImplications: Several times in the series, Dever refers to enemies as "swarthy" or "dark-skinned," while light-skinned people are almost always good. Worse, in book 19 (Dawn of the Dragons), an enemy nation is described as being full of greedy raiders and connivers who only got a country by stealing it, and their national seal is... a Star of David.
2nd Jul '14 9:22:59 PM MagBas
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* UnfortunateImplications
** "The sight [of Lone Wolf] is so frightening that all resistance melts away, and creatures hurl themselves into the lake rather than face the fearsome straight-backed, white-skinned killer of their kin."
** Book 7 was definitely one of the worst, probably due to it taking place in the fantasy counterpart of Africa. It doesn't help that all the slaves in the castle are dark-skinned. (Although, to be fair, the ones ''enslaving'' them were explicitly the bad guys.) Except that those slaves are not human (they are consistently described as "creatures", much like the Beastmen guards of that place). And to be even more fair, the people who were enslaving them were also black-skinned as well, like basically everyone in that part of the world.
** Book 5 (set in a fantasy-counterpart Arab country) suffers from this too, though to a lesser extent. There are good Vassagonian characters depicted, and it's implied that at least some of the problems are caused by the puppet government put in place by the Darklords.
** More generally: untrustworthy characters are frequently "swarthy".
1st Jul '14 3:42:42 PM Oddstar
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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: The part in ''Fire on the Water'' with the Noodnics, a {{Funetik Aksent}}ed race of [[TalkingAnimal talking rodents]] who appear briefly to help you out and steal your gold, never to be referenced again.[[note]]"Noodnic" is Hebrew for "Bothersome Person". Many words in the various dark tongues in the books are also Hebrew words, although they're usually rather random ("Naar" is "Young Man"). And the "-im" suffix being used to describe a plurality of entities is also from Hebrew. UnfortunateImplications?[[/note]]

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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: The part in ''Fire on the Water'' with the Noodnics, a {{Funetik Aksent}}ed race of [[TalkingAnimal talking rodents]] who appear briefly to help you out and steal your gold, never to be referenced again.[[note]]"Noodnic" [[note]]"Nudnik" is Hebrew Yiddish for "Bothersome Person". Many words in the various dark tongues in the books are also Hebrew words, although they're usually rather random ("Naar" is "Young Man"). And the "-im" suffix being used to describe a plurality of entities is also from Hebrew. UnfortunateImplications?[[/note]]
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