History YMMV / TheBooksOfEmber

6th May '18 7:54:08 AM Anduryen
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* IdiotPlot: There whole thing happens because the Builders[[note]]who are so talented that they could build an entire city underground and reasonably expect it to be sustainable for two centuries[[/note]] and every single Mayor [[note]]up to the 7th[[/note]] thought it was a good idea to keep the key to future of ''entire humanity'' in ''one single piece of paper'', and limit its knowledge to only one person at a time, rather than treat it as the most important subject for the posterity to study.

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* IdiotPlot: There whole thing happens because the Builders[[note]]who are so talented that they could build an entire city underground and reasonably expect it to be sustainable for two centuries[[/note]] and every single Mayor [[note]]up to the 7th[[/note]] thought it was a good idea to keep the key to future of ''entire humanity'' in ''one single piece of paper'', and limit its knowledge to only one person at a time, rather than treat treating it as the most important subject for the posterity to study.
6th May '18 7:53:05 AM Anduryen
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* IdiotPlot: There whole thing happens because the Builders[[note]]who are so talented that they could build an entire city underground and reasonably expect it to be sustainable for two centuries[[/note]] and every single Mayor [[note]]up to the 7th[[/note]] thought it was a good idea to keep the key to future of ''entire humanity'' in ''one single piece of paper'', and limit its knowledge to only one person at a time, rather than treat it as the most important subject for the posterity to study.
9th Nov '16 11:51:52 AM GothicProphet
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%% * SpecialEffectFailure: The film's special effects are pretty good, but start to fall apart by the end of the movie. Either the budget started running out or they were banking on viewers being engaged enough to ignore the Conspicuous CG.

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%% * SpecialEffectFailure: The film's special effects are pretty good, but start to fall apart by the end of the movie. Either the budget started running out or they were banking on viewers being engaged enough to ignore the Conspicuous CG.CG.
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14th Jan '15 2:13:48 AM Anddrix
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* {{Anvilicious}}: War is BAD. Organized religion is ''literally'' puppy-kicking awful, if you believe the third book.
* FanPreferredCouple: Doon x Lina, though they are PlatonicLifePartners [[spoiler:for ''most'' of the series.]]

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!!The book series:
* {{Anvilicious}}: {{Anvilicious}}:
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War is BAD. BAD.
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Organized religion is ''literally'' puppy-kicking awful, if you believe the third book.
''The Prophet of Yonwood''.
* FanPreferredCouple: Doon x and Lina, though they are PlatonicLifePartners [[spoiler:for ''most'' of the series.]]series]].



* NightmareFuel: Well, in addition to the idea of being trapped in darkness without food or light for all eternity, the film has [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever giant carnivorous star-nosed moles]]. With prehensile tentacles for noses.



* SpecialEffectFailure: The film's special effects are pretty good, but start to fall apart by the end of the movie. Either the budget started running out or they were banking on viewers being engaged enough to ignore the Conspicuous CG.

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!!The film adaptation:
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: "One Last Message", perfectly fits over the credits and end sequences.
* OnlyTheCreatorDoesItRight: The often gets this in comparison to the book.
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* SpecialEffectFailure: The film's special effects are pretty good, but start to fall apart by the end of the movie. Either the budget started running out or they were banking on viewers being engaged enough to ignore the Conspicuous CG.
20th Dec '13 9:13:05 PM Heroshii15
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* ItWasHisSled: The fact that Ember is an UndergroundCity is not found out until the end of the first book, but good luck finding someone who treats that like a spoiler (Hell, it even says this on the main page!).
4th Oct '13 9:58:53 PM FuzzyBoots
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* ParanoiaFuel: One doesn't have to be a rocket scientist to figure out that the situation in ''The Prophet of Yonwood'' (the U.S. battling a terrorist nation that threatens total war) is a natural progression from what the world is going through today.

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* ParanoiaFuel: One doesn't have to be a rocket scientist to figure out that the situation in ''The Prophet of Yonwood'' (the U.S. battling a terrorist nation that threatens total war) is a natural progression from what the world is going through today.today.
* SpecialEffectFailure: The film's special effects are pretty good, but start to fall apart by the end of the movie. Either the budget started running out or they were banking on viewers being engaged enough to ignore the Conspicuous CG.
1st Jan '13 2:08:16 PM Tuckerscreator
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* FanPreferredCouple: Doon x Lina

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* FanPreferredCouple: Doon x LinaLina, though they are PlatonicLifePartners [[spoiler:for ''most'' of the series.]]
21st Oct '12 11:50:01 PM Tuckerscreator
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* {{Anvilicious}}: War is BAD. Organized religion is puppy-kicking awful, if you believe the third book.

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* {{Anvilicious}}: War is BAD. Organized religion is ''literally'' puppy-kicking awful, if you believe the third book.
13th Aug '12 7:15:03 AM MangaManiac
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* {{Anvilicious}}: War is BAD. Organized religion is puppy-kicking awful, if you believe the third book.
* FanPreferredCouple: Doon x Lina
* NightmareFuel: Well, in addition to the idea of being trapped in darkness without food or light for all eternity, the film has [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever giant carnivorous star-nosed moles]]. With prehensile tentacles for noses.
* ParanoiaFuel: One doesn't have to be a rocket scientist to figure out that the situation in ''The Prophet of Yonwood'' (the U.S. battling a terrorist nation that threatens total war) is a natural progression from what the world is going through today.
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