History YMMV / MortalEngines

5th Mar '15 7:27:33 AM TinyBabyEnemies
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* NeverLiveItDown:
** Hester killed one person with a typewriter, the fandom acts like it's her favorite weapon.
** Fever only said "mating rituals" once.



* TheWoobie: Throughout ''Mortal Engines'', Katherine Valentine discovers that the city she calls her home is not as shiny as she thought, that most inhabitants don't consider her as one of them anyway, and that the person she trusted the most is [[spoiler:a liar, a thief and a murderer]]. [[spoiler:Add the death of anyone else whom she ever cared for]] and by the end of the book, she's become a {{Determinator}} to the point it's heartwrenching.

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* TheWoobie: TheWoobie:
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Throughout ''Mortal Engines'', Katherine Valentine discovers that the city she calls her home is not as shiny as she thought, that most inhabitants don't consider her as one of them anyway, and that the person she trusted the most is [[spoiler:a liar, a thief and a murderer]]. [[spoiler:Add the death of anyone else whom she ever cared for]] and by the end of the book, she's become a {{Determinator}} to the point it's heartwrenching.
29th Oct '13 10:44:44 AM girlyboy
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* CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming: In ''A Darkling Plain'', the scenes where Fishcake and Anna find Sathya's hermitage in the mountains, and start acting like a family... "That was the happiest day of Fishcake's childhood." Especially the scene where Anna carves a toy horse for Fishcake, and he acts like it's the most beautiful thing he's ever seen. ''Sniff.''

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* CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming: In ''A Darkling Plain'', the scenes where Fishcake and Anna find Sathya's hermitage in the mountains, and start acting like a family... "That was the happiest day of Fishcake's childhood." Especially the scene where Anna carves a toy horse for Fishcake, and he acts like it's the most beautiful thing he's ever seen. ''Sniff.''
29th Oct '13 10:43:36 AM girlyboy
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* CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming: In ''A Darkling Plain'', the scenes where Fishcake and Anna find Sathya's hermitage in the mountains, and start acting like a family... "That was the happiest day of Fishcake's childhood." Especially the scene where Anna carves a toy horse for Fishcake. ''Sniff.''

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* CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming: In ''A Darkling Plain'', the scenes where Fishcake and Anna find Sathya's hermitage in the mountains, and start acting like a family... "That was the happiest day of Fishcake's childhood." Especially the scene where Anna carves a toy horse for Fishcake.Fishcake, and he acts like it's the most beautiful thing he's ever seen. ''Sniff.''
29th Oct '13 10:42:07 AM girlyboy
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* CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming: In ''A Darkling Plain'', the scenes where Fishcake and Anna find Sathya's hermitage in the mountains, and start acting like a family... "That was the happiest day of Fishcake's childhood." Especially the scene where Anna carves a toy horse for Fishcake. ''Sniff.''
16th Jan '13 11:49:57 AM SeptimusHeap
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* AlasPoorVillain: [[spoiler:Thaddeus Valentine]].
11th Jul '12 10:29:45 AM TheDiogenesClubman
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* TheWoobie: Throughout ''Mortal Engines'', Katherine Valentine discovers that the city she calls her home is not as shiny as she thought, that most inhabitants don't consider her as one of them anyway, and that the person she entrusted the most is [[spoiler:a lier, a theft and a murderer]]. [[spoiler:Add the death of anyone else whom she ever cared for]] and by the end of the book, she's become a {{Determinator}} to the point it's heartwrenching.

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* TheWoobie: Throughout ''Mortal Engines'', Katherine Valentine discovers that the city she calls her home is not as shiny as she thought, that most inhabitants don't consider her as one of them anyway, and that the person she entrusted trusted the most is [[spoiler:a lier, liar, a theft thief and a murderer]]. [[spoiler:Add the death of anyone else whom she ever cared for]] and by the end of the book, she's become a {{Determinator}} to the point it's heartwrenching.
30th Jun '12 1:51:14 PM Mnemonik2
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* TooCoolToLive: Shrike and Anna Fang in the first book. [[spoiler: In fact, Too Cool To Die as they're both resurrected in the sequels.]]
21st May '12 4:41:25 PM CrazyDawg
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* TheWoobie: Throughout ''Mortal Engines'', Katherine Valentine discovers that the city she calls her home is not as shiny as she thought, that most inhabitants don't consider her as one of them anyway, and that the person she entrusted the most is [[spoiler:a lier, a theft and a murderer]]. [[spoiler:Add the death of anyone else whom she ever cared for]] and by the end of the book, she's become a {{Determinator}} to the point it's heartwrenching.

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* TheWoobie: Throughout ''Mortal Engines'', Katherine Valentine discovers that the city she calls her home is not as shiny as she thought, that most inhabitants don't consider her as one of them anyway, and that the person she entrusted the most is [[spoiler:a lier, a theft and a murderer]]. [[spoiler:Add the death of anyone else whom she ever cared for]] and by the end of the book, she's become a {{Determinator}} to the point it's heartwrenching.heartwrenching.
** Tom and Hester also count as one too.
** [[spoiler: Valentine]] might be a JerkassWoobie; he did terrible things, but he wanted to [[spoiler: make a better world for Katherine, and this backfired spectacularly.]]
15th Apr '12 8:04:57 AM CaellachTigerEye
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* LesYay: Plenty between Sathya and Anna Fang. Sathya created the Green Storm and [[spoiler:revives Anna Fang]] because of this. Even the [[spoiler: Stalkerized]] Anna goes back to Sathya. Confirmed by General Naga in the last book.
11th Nov '11 2:44:15 PM Gliper
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* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: London's Engineering Guild gets two.
** In A Darkling Plain they [[spoiler:successfully recreate magnetic levitation technology while living in the ruins of London. It turns out to be a major factor the much brighter future we see in the DistantFinale]]
** In Fever Crumb: [[spoiler: When half of London is rioting outside their compound demanding Fever's head the first thing they do is calmly and effortlessly hold off an entire city with an electric fence. Then when Fever offers to sacrifice herself for the good of the guild [[TinMan they immediately refuse.]] By the end of it they launch Fever to safety on a hot air balloon they were working on, possibly the first working flying machine since the apocalypse, while their home is burning underneath them. Then they calmly walk down the fire escape, disguise themselves and walk away.]]
** [[spoiler: Nimrod Pennyroyal]] gets one near the end of the fourth book. [[spoiler: He killed the Stalker Fang. Yes, him. He can't believe it himself.]]
** Most of what General Naga does is pretty awesome, but the absolute standout is [[spoiler: flying a burning airship into the mouth of Harrowbarrow in a magnificent TakingYouWithMe]].

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* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: London's Engineering Guild gets two.
** In A Darkling Plain they [[spoiler:successfully recreate magnetic levitation technology while living in the ruins of London. It turns out to be a major factor the much brighter future we see in the DistantFinale]]
** In Fever Crumb: [[spoiler: When half of London is rioting outside their compound demanding Fever's head the first thing they do is calmly and effortlessly hold off an entire city with an electric fence. Then when Fever offers to sacrifice herself for the good of the guild [[TinMan they immediately refuse.]] By the end of it they launch Fever to safety on a hot air balloon they were working on, possibly the first working flying machine since the apocalypse, while their home is burning underneath them. Then they calmly walk down the fire escape, disguise themselves and walk away.]]
** [[spoiler: Nimrod Pennyroyal]] gets one near the end of the fourth book. [[spoiler: He killed the Stalker Fang. Yes, him. He can't believe it himself.]]
** Most of what General Naga does is pretty awesome, but the absolute standout is [[spoiler: flying a burning airship into the mouth of Harrowbarrow in a magnificent TakingYouWithMe]].
MagnificentBastard: Thaddeus Valentine.
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