History YMMV / RealmOfTheElderlings

28th Aug '16 9:37:11 AM ACW
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* CompleteMonster: [[BigBad The Pale Lady]] is TheManBehindTheMan for almost every bad thing that's happened in the ''Farseer Trilogy'', as she purchased the skill scrolls from Regal and learned the art of Forging from them. As ''The Tawny Man'' trilogy showed, she relished in the psychological aspects of forging; she loved unleashing mindless Forged ones against their own families and kinsmen. In addition, she would ransom the dead bodies of Out Islanders she'd captured to their families, with the threat that if they didn't pay she'd return them as Forged. She was behind the war between The Six Duchies and the Out Islands, using the Out Island warlord Kebal Rawbread as her [[TheHeavy Heavy]]. It was implied that she may have had her hands in the Jamaillian slave trade. She was a recreational TortureTechnician as well. When Kebal Rawbread [[YouHaveFailedMe failed her]], she chained him to a frozen throne in her ice palace, used magic to keep him alive through what would have been lethal frostbite, and fed him [[ImAHumanitarian body parts]] of other Out Islanders she'd forged. Forging was a process that could be done very slowly over the course of weeks. And she tortured The Fool over the course of days for no reason other than the joy of it. Her sole motivation was [[ApocalypseHow the complete collapse of civilization]].
17th Aug '16 9:38:50 AM Silverblade2
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* CompleteMonster: The Pale Lady. She's TheManBehindTheMan for almost every bad thing that's happened in the ''Farseer Trilogy'' - she purchased the skill scrolls from Regal and learned the art of Forging from them. And as ''The Tawny Man'' trilogy showed, she relished in the psychological aspects of forging - loved unleashing mindless Forged ones against their own families and kinsmen. One particular thing was that she'd ransom the dead bodies of Out Islanders she'd captured to their families, with the threat that if they didn't pay she'd return them as Forged. She was behind the war between The Six Duchies and the Out Islands, using the Out Island warlord Kebal Rawbread as her [[TheHeavy Heavy]]. It was implied that she may have had her hands in the Jamaillian slave trade. She was a recreational TortureTechnician as well. When Kebal Rawbread [[YouHaveFailedMe failed her]], she chained him to a frozen throne in her ice palace, used magic to keep him alive through what would have been lethal frostbite, and fed him [[ImAHumanitarian body parts]] of other Out Islanders she'd forged. Forging was a process that could be done very slowly over the course of weeks. And she tortured The Fool over the course of days for no reason other than the joy of it. And her motivation for all of this? The complete collapse of civilization. And we never even find out why she wanted that.
1st Jun '16 5:36:13 PM McJeff
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* CompleteMonster: The Pale Lady. She's TheManBehindTheMan for almost every bad thing that's happened in the ''Farseer Trilogy'' - she purchased the skill scrolls from Regal and learned the art of Forging from them. And as ''The Tawny Man'' trilogy showed, she relished in the psychological aspects of forging - loved unleashing mindless Forged ones against their own families and kinsmen. One particular thing was that she'd ransom the dead bodies of Out Islanders she'd captured to their families, with the threat that if they didn't pay she'd return them as Forged. She was behind the war between The Six Duchies and the Out Islands, using the Out Island warlord Kebal Rawbread as her [[TheHeavy Heavy]]. It was implied that she may have had her hands in the Jamaillian slave trade. She was a recreational TortureTechnician as well. When Kebal Rawbread [[YouHaveFailedMe failed her]], she chained him to a frozen throne in her ice palace, used magic to keep him alive through what would have been lethal frostbite, and fed him [[ImAHumanitarian body parts]] of other Out Islanders she'd forged. Forging was a process that could be done very slowly over the course of weeks. And she tortured The Fool over the course of days for no reason other than the joy of it. And her motivation for all of this? The complete collapse of civilization. And we never even find out why she wanted that.



* TearJerker - Late in ''Fool's Errand'' and in ''Fool's Fate''.

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* TearJerker - TearJerker: Late in ''Fool's Errand'' and in ''Fool's Fate''.
16th Nov '14 4:57:38 AM GothicProphet
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* TheWoobie: Relpda in Dragon Haven's first part.

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* TheWoobie: Relpda in Dragon Haven's first part.part.
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19th Jul '14 8:09:21 PM Silverblade2
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%% Regal isn't a CompleteMonster because he loved his mother. That's enough to disqualify him.
1st Jul '14 6:25:27 AM Silverblade2
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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: The Fool's initial dismissive view of Starling as someone who can't understand when a man looks at her without desire [[spoiler:now seems terrible when Fitz learns that she was raped; first by the Raiders, then by Burl's men.]]



* FunnyAneurysmMoment: The Fool's initial dismissive view of Starling as someone who can't understand when a man looks at her without desire [[spoiler:now seems terrible when Fitz learns that she was raped; first by the Raiders, then by Burl's men.]]



** JerkassWoobie: Sure, Starling might just be interested in writing a song to make her famous [[spoiler:but since she's barren from a botched abortion, she's only interested in making sure she can take care of herself when she's older, knowing that she won't have any children to do so.]]

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** JerkassWoobie: Sure, Starling might just be interested in writing a song to make her famous [[spoiler:but since but she lost her brother and [[spoiler:since she's barren from a botched abortion, she's only interested in making sure she can take care of herself when she's older, knowing that she won't have any children to do so.]]
30th Jun '14 2:32:56 PM Silverblade2
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* FunnyAnneurysmMoment: The Fool's initial dismissive view of Starling as someone who can't understand when a man looks at her without desire [[spoiler:now seems terrible when Fitz learns that she was raped; first by the Raiders, then by Burl's men.]]

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* FunnyAnneurysmMoment: FunnyAneurysmMoment: The Fool's initial dismissive view of Starling as someone who can't understand when a man looks at her without desire [[spoiler:now seems terrible when Fitz learns that she was raped; first by the Raiders, then by Burl's men.]]
30th Jun '14 2:32:20 PM Silverblade2
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* HarsherInHindsight: The Fool's initial dismissive view of Starling as someone who can't understand when a man looks at her without desire [[spoiler:now seems terrible when Fitz learns that she was raped; first by the Raiders, then by Burl's men.]]

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* HarsherInHindsight: FunnyAnneurysmMoment: The Fool's initial dismissive view of Starling as someone who can't understand when a man looks at her without desire [[spoiler:now seems terrible when Fitz learns that she was raped; first by the Raiders, then by Burl's men.]]
14th Apr '14 1:42:24 PM TVRulezAgain
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* CompleteMonster: Regal, in spades. Thinks nothing of murdering his own teenage nephew with his bare hands, partly to cover his tracks and partly because he just hates him; enjoys torturing people and having them tortured, including [[BadBoss his own subordinates]]; kills his own father and tries to kill his own brother (several times); is incredibly self-centered with delusions of grandeur; villifies his heroic brother and sister-in-law as incompetents and traitors (respectively); sacrifices half the kingdom to ChaoticEvil pirates because he only cares about being king of the other half... yeah, he's kind of a dick. His only chance of redemption turns out to be [[spoiler: BrainwashingForTheGreaterGood]], and that still doesn't save him from some well-deserved LaserGuidedKarma.



* MoralEventHorizon: Kennit seems to divide the fanbase. According to some, he never really ''crosses'' the line, on account of being a CompleteMonster. According to others, he stays on the very edge for quite some time, but then he [[spoiler:rapes Althea]] and blows all his chances of redemption.
** WordOfGod is that Kennit was supposed to be an [[spoiler: "[[CompleteMonster irredeemably evil villain]]".]]

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* MoralEventHorizon: Kennit seems to divide the fanbase. According to some, he never really ''crosses'' the line, on account of being a CompleteMonster.he's already irredeemable. According to others, he stays on the very edge for quite some time, but then he [[spoiler:rapes Althea]] and blows all his chances of redemption.
** WordOfGod is that Kennit was supposed to be an [[spoiler: "[[CompleteMonster irredeemably "irredeemably evil villain]]".villain".]]
24th Mar '14 7:09:15 AM TrappedinDt
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** The Fool and his quiet devotion to King Shrewd is absolutely heartbreaking in the second book as [[spoiler:Shrewd is dying. The Fool is possibly the only one who loves the king as a person, rather than just the king, and he has to watch Shrewd become sick and feeble and senseless.]] Essentially, if the Fool is crying, you're crying.

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** The Fool and his quiet devotion to King Shrewd is absolutely heartbreaking in the second book as [[spoiler:Shrewd is dying. The Fool is possibly the only one who loves the king as a person, rather than just as the king, and he has to watch Shrewd become sick and feeble and senseless.]] Essentially, if the Fool is crying, you're crying.
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