History YMMV / TheEdgeChronicles

7th Jul '17 10:59:41 AM Theriocephalus
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* AccidentalAesop: Are you the captain of a ship and bogged down with responsibilities? Yes? Don't have children, you'll be a crap parent.

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* AccidentalAesop: AccidentalAesop:
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Are you the captain of a ship and bogged down with responsibilities? Yes? Don't have children, you'll be a crap parent.



* AccidentalInnuendo: The slaver that took Maugin was called Zelt ''Pink-Eye''.

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The slaver that took Maugin was called Zelt ''Pink-Eye''.



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* FanPreferredCouple: Rook ultimately ends up with [[spoiler: Magda]] and Xanth with [[spoiler: Rufus' unnamed mother.]] Most shippers seem to prefer them together, though.

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* FanPreferredCouple: Rook ultimately ends up with [[spoiler: Magda]] and Xanth with [[spoiler: Rufus' unnamed mother.]] mother]]. Most shippers seem to prefer them together, though.



* HarsherInHindsight: Only if you read the books in the order they were released in, but in Stormchaser, Hubble [[spoiler:dies the moment he leaves the Twilight Woods]] and Stope Boltjaw [[spoiler:actually wanders off [[FateWorseThanDeath into the woods themselves]]]] and both characters are subsequently forgotten. In the later two books of the Quint Trilogy, both have their characters [[RoundedCharacter seriously fleshed out]]. Unfortunately, [[DoomedByCanon they're still both going to die]].

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* HarsherInHindsight: Only if you read the books in the order they were released in, but in Stormchaser, ''Stormchaser'', Hubble [[spoiler:dies the moment he leaves the Twilight Woods]] and Stope Boltjaw [[spoiler:actually wanders off [[FateWorseThanDeath into the woods themselves]]]] and both characters are subsequently forgotten. In the later two books of the Quint Trilogy, both have their characters [[RoundedCharacter seriously fleshed out]]. Unfortunately, [[DoomedByCanon they're still both going to die]].



* HilariousInHindsight: One member of Twig's crew is a brogtroll who's very big and strong but quite slow witted. His name? [[Franchise/{{Transformers}} Grimlock.]]
* HoYay: Twig and Cowlquape, ''Midnight over Sanctaphrax''. So very much.

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* HilariousInHindsight: One member of Twig's crew is a brogtroll who's very big and strong but quite slow witted. His name? [[Franchise/{{Transformers}} Grimlock.]]
Grimlock]].
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Twig and Cowlquape, ''Midnight over Sanctaphrax''. So very much.



* JerkassWoobie: Vox Verlix is a horrible person but ends up living such a miserable life it's difficult not to feel at least a little bad for him. [[spoiler: Later he becomes a WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds.]]

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Vox Verlix is a horrible person but ends up living such a miserable life it's difficult not to feel at least a little bad for him. [[spoiler: Later he becomes a WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds.]]



* JustHereForGodzilla: If you don't read a single word, it's worth picking up the books just for the illustrations.
* MagnificentBastard: Vox is an odd case. He starts out as one, managing to backstab and double cross his way up to [[spoiler: being the Most High Academe.]] But then he puts his trust in the wrong people, gets out-gambited and loses it all. But ''then'' [[spoiler: he pulls off one last plan that absolutely no one saw coming and kills all his enemies in one fell swoop. He would have gotten away with it and come out on top if not for the betrayal of his servants and Amberfuce.]]

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* JustHereForGodzilla: If Even if you don't read a single word, it's worth picking up the books just for the illustrations.
* MagnificentBastard: MagnificentBastard:
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Vox is an odd case. He starts out as one, managing to backstab and double cross his way up to [[spoiler: being the Most High Academe.]] Academe]]. But then he puts his trust in the wrong people, gets out-gambited and loses it all. But ''then'' [[spoiler: he pulls off one last plan that absolutely no one saw coming and kills all his enemies in one fell swoop. He would have gotten away with it and come out on top if not for the betrayal of his servants and Amberfuce.]]



* MoralEventHorizon: Crossed by plenty of villains. A few examples; The Gloamglozer trying to [[spoiler: kill Twig or successfully killing Linius]] depending on what order you read the books, Vilnix [[spoiler: trying to kill Quint and Maris]], Hemuel Spume working his slaves to death in the foundries making [[spoiler: weapons to enslave the Free Glades]] and Orbrix Xaxis [[spoiler: feeding Librarian children to the rock demons.]]

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* MoralEventHorizon: Crossed by plenty of villains. A few examples; The Gloamglozer trying to [[spoiler: kill Twig or successfully killing Linius]] depending on what order you read the books, Vilnix [[spoiler: trying to kill Quint and Maris]], Hemuel Spume working his slaves to death in the foundries making [[spoiler: weapons to enslave the Free Glades]] and Orbrix Xaxis [[spoiler: feeding Librarian children to the rock demons.]] demons]].



* NauseaFuel: Many of Chris Riddell's illustrations. The man doesn't do [[GoryDiscretionShot Gory Discretion Shots]], apparently. One particularly bad one is [[spoiler: after Screed kills Spiker and leaves him dead in the Mire with his toes cut off. Just something about the bloody trail smeared from the stumps on Spiker's mutilated foot...]]

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* NauseaFuel: Many of Chris Riddell's illustrations. The man doesn't do [[GoryDiscretionShot Gory {{Gory Discretion Shots]], Shot}}s, apparently. One particularly bad one is [[spoiler: after Screed kills Spiker and leaves him dead in the Mire with his toes cut off. Just something about the bloody trail smeared from the stumps on Spiker's mutilated foot...]]



** Then there's [[spoiler: Maugin falling in love with Twig. Which is fine...until you remember that Maugin's body will never mature beyond the appearance of pubescent girl, while Twig grows normally. Yeah...]]

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** Then there's [[spoiler: Maugin falling in love with Twig. Which is fine... until you remember that Maugin's body will never mature beyond the appearance of pubescent girl, while Twig grows normally. Yeah...]]



* TooCoolToLive: [[spoiler: Varis Lodd. Most of Twig's crews.]]

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[[spoiler: Varis Lodd. Most of Twig's crews.]]



* VanillaProtagonist: Rook, who's basically just a nice, bright kid thrown in at the deep end.

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Rook, who's basically just a nice, bright kid thrown in at the deep end.



* WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids: Oh boy. The series is written for young adults but loves to push at what it can get away with in terms of blood and gore. Made so much worse in that a lot of the NightmareFuel moments are lovingly illustrated by the extremely talented Chris Riddell.
** Though according to Wikipedia, it's actual a ''children's'' series. [[NightmareFuel Oh dear...]]
* TheWoobie: And the award goes to... Xanth Filatine!

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* WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids: Oh boy. The series is written for young adults but loves to push at what it can get away with in terms of blood and gore. Made so much worse in that a lot of the NightmareFuel moments are lovingly illustrated by the extremely talented Chris Riddell.
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Riddell. Though according to Wikipedia, it's actual a ''children's'' series. [[NightmareFuel Oh dear...]]
* TheWoobie: TheWoobie:
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And the award goes to... Xanth Filatine!
4th Apr '17 1:58:40 PM DarkPhoenix94
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** Twig too. And Rook. Honestly this is a series that throws so much crap at its characters that it would be easier to list those that don't get at least one moment of woobiedom!

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** Twig too. And Rook. Honestly this is a series that throws so much crap at its characters that it would be easier to list those that don't get at least one moment of woobiedom!woobiedom!
** Maris. Her mother's dead when we first meet her, her father is [[spoiler: killed by the Gloamglozer]] when she's a child, she has to abandon her son, Twig, after birth and never sees him again, and her husband vanishes. She spends her life wandering through the woods, never speaking a word after her husband's disappearance, until in her old age she meets her granddaughter, Veris.
22nd Feb '17 5:46:54 PM DemonDuckofDoom
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* CompleteMonster: Many, many of the series' villains are this. Orbrix Xaxis, Thaw Daggerslash, Hemuel Spume and of course The Gloamglozer are good examples.
8th Jan '16 6:41:32 AM SkyAyakashi
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**Also applies to Screed Toe-Taker. Meeting him in The Winter Knights, as [[spoiler: the finest Knight Academic of his age, Screedius Tollinix]] reveal what exactly turned him into what he was in the Twig trilogy.
15th Dec '15 8:07:44 PM trixus
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** Thaw Daggerslash is a FantasticRacist who's very proud of being a fourthling. It's difficult to separate his ItsAllAboutMe (or at least It's All About Me And My Species) attitude with his contempt for the other races of the Edge. Trouble is, he's never shown to be wrong about this. Thaw muses how, though fourthlings are rare, they hold most of the positions of power in the new worlds of Sanctaphrax and Undertown...and he's right. Almost all Academics, Sky Pirate captains and Leaguesmen are fourthlings while the other species' tend to be portrayed as servants or more menial workers.

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** Thaw Daggerslash is a FantasticRacist who's very proud of being a fourthling. It's difficult to separate his ItsAllAboutMe (or at least It's All About Me And My Species) attitude with his contempt for the other races of the Edge. Trouble is, he's never shown to be wrong about this. Thaw muses how, though fourthlings are rare, they hold most of the positions of power in the new worlds of Sanctaphrax and Undertown...and he's right. Almost all Academics, Sky Pirate captains and Leaguesmen are fourthlings while the other species' tend to be portrayed as servants or more menial workers. Although things change by Freeglader and come to think of it, Undertown and even Sanctaphrax where kind of a nest full of vipers.
15th Dec '15 8:00:01 PM trixus
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** Also never trust a quartermaster or anyone with glasses and a pointy goatee beard.

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** Also never trust a quartermaster or anyone with glasses and a pointy goatee beard. To be fair the snidely Whiplash face should have tipped you off.
20th Oct '15 7:34:55 AM DoctorFluffy
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* AccidentalAesop: Are you the captain of a ship? Yes? Don't have children, you'll be a crap parent.

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* AccidentalAesop: Are you the captain of a ship? ship and bogged down with responsibilities? Yes? Don't have children, you'll be a crap parent.
18th Sep '15 2:21:31 PM PurrElise
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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Does Linius neglect Maris because he feels involving her in his work would be too dangerous, or because she's a girl and he would rather have a boy working as his apprentice? The Edge in general seems to be pretty patriarchal (with the exception of the shryke and the termagant trogs) with women holding very few positions of influence. But Maris also mentions Quint is a few years older than her when she meets him. So it could be Linius would have been agreeable to Maris helping him if she weren't so ''young'' rather than because she's a girl.

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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Does Linius neglect Maris because he feels involving her in his work would be too dangerous, or because she's a girl and he would rather have a boy working as his apprentice? The Edge in general seems to be pretty patriarchal (with the exception of the shryke and the termagant trogs) with women holding very few positions of influence. But Maris also mentions Quint is a few years older than her when she meets him. So it could be Linius would have been agreeable to Maris helping him if she weren't so ''young'' rather than because she's a girl. Then there's the third interpretation that he would never let her be involved because [[PapaWolf she's his child]] and that would be the same, boy or girl.
3rd Sep '15 7:40:02 AM PurrElise
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** Sagbutt.
19th Aug '15 9:44:19 PM PurrElise
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** Also never trust a quartermaster or anyone with glasses and a pointy goatee beard.
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