History YMMV / TheIcewindDaleTrilogy

11th Nov '16 4:59:15 PM HighCrate
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* GirlsNeedRoleModels: [[BadassDecay Catti-brie actually becomes less of the wise, mature badass she's played up to be the more time in the limelight she gets]], becoming more and more akin to a StrawFeminist than the cool, strong woman she starts off as. By the end of the Icewind Dale Trilogy, she's come into her own, but as the series progresses, despite the fact that the other characters and Salvatore himself maintain that she's the definition of a strong ActionGirl, it's either this or FauxActionGirl moments that come to define her, which suggests Salvatore thinks this is what feminism is.
30th Oct '16 3:31:08 PM ACW
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* CompleteMonster: [[AmbitionIsEvil Akar Kessell]] from ''The Crystal Shard'' is the self-proclaimed Tyrant of Icewind Dale who formed a pact with [[ArtifactOfDoom Crenshinibon]], the titular Crystal Shard, to fulfill his megalomaniacal aspirations. Even before finding the Crystal Shard, Kessell murdered his mentor, whom he considered like a father, on the order of a cabal of {{evil sorcerer}}s in the hopes of gaining power and prestige. Ultimately nothing more than a loose end to tie up, Kessell was abandoned in the wastelands of Icewind Dale where he found Crenshinibon and set out to use its power to conquer Toril. Kessell would use the Crystal Shard to enslave countless goblinoid tribes and mind-control innocent women to be his {{sex slave}}s. Kessell soon grew bored and, against the advice of Crenshinibon, set loose his armies on the Ten-Towns where thousands where slaughtered, but, [[GeneralFailure proving himself an inept leader]], he was outwitted and defeated by Drizzt and the Companions of the Hall. [[TheCorrupter Despite Crenshinibon being known for its corrupting influence]], Akar Kessell proved to be a monster all along who was buried beneath an avalanche by the Crystal Shard when Kessell's own power lust grew too much for even the Shard to handle.
19th Jul '15 8:38:23 PM JM1982
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* CriticalResearchFailure: ''Streams Of Silver'' mentions that fire can kill trolls, and that they otherwise regenerate from anything else. The text notes that more than one predator has been killed from the inside after dismembering and eating a troll as the troll regenerated inside its body. What Salvatore apparently forgot is that trolls can also be killed by acid...which is what stomachs use to digest the food humans and animals eat.
19th Jul '15 8:35:12 PM JM1982
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* NightmareRetardant: An odd variation that only comes about because of a retcon to the ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' rules. It's emphasized that only fire can kill trolls in ''Streams Of Silver'', and an anecdote is related of many a scavenger or predator that had come across a severed troll body part only to be horribly killed from the inside out as the troll regenerated. However, in another Salvatore book set in the ''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms'' (one of ''Literature/TheClericQuintet'' novels), the rules had since been expanded to include acid as a way of putting a troll out of commission permanently, and the characters use both acid and fire on trolls. Now, ''what's in a stomach?''
13th Jul '14 1:47:07 AM duckofdeath
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** On the other hand, Drizzt was born into incredible privilege, even by Dark Elf standards, and raised mostly by his contrarian father/ weapons trainer who did some work to shield him from the AlwaysChaoticEvil nature of the society. Enteri was a street rat who most likely became a sociopath because he grew up in an environment where he had no family and had to be absolutely ruthless to survive, perhaps their personalities aren't as unexpected as they might seem.
15th Apr '13 7:25:54 AM StarSword
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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Entreri's ForTheEvulz moment from the main page. Alternatively, it's something of a punishment/warning to Regis, who faked having a contagious disease to try and get them tossed off the ship ("attempt to slow us down again and see what'll happen to the people around you" sort of thing) as well as being a form of twisted revenge against the captain of the ship for making him get off early.
* FoeYay: The way Entreri reacts to Drizzt's rejection in "Streams of Silver" is just hilarious - like a disappointed fan boy. In fact, every time Drizzt and Entreri are on the same page expect FoeYay to follow, ''especially'' from Entreri's end.
* FridgeBrilliance: Drizzt and Entreri probably would have thrived in each others' bodies. It's noted at several points that Entreri would have prospered as a drow in Menzoberranzan, to the point where even the bigoted dark elves admit that he's drow in everything but skin color. On the other hand, if Drizzt were human he never would have had to put up with FantasticRacism to begin with, and without the goal of earning a place for himself, his prowess might have made him grow proud...



* NightmareRetardant: An odd variation that only comes about because of a retcon to the DungeonsAndDragons rules. It's emphasized that only fire can kill trolls in ''Streams Of Silver'', and an anecdote is related of many a scavenger or predator that had come across a severed troll body part only to be horribly killed from the inside out as the troll regenerated. However, in another Salvatore book set in the ForgottenRealms (one of The Cleric Quintet novels), the rules had since been expanded to include acid as a way of putting a troll out of commission permanently, and the characters use both acid and fire on trolls. Now, ''what's in a stomach?''
* WhatAnIdiot:Did that mage apprentice really thought he could control a demon from the Abyss?

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* HoYay: Lots and lots of it. In ''The Halfling's Gem'' the captain and Drizzt get ''really'' friendly on their journey; culminating in the captain stating that Drizzt looks more handsome as himself rather than looking like a surface elf.
* NightmareRetardant: An odd variation that only comes about because of a retcon to the DungeonsAndDragons ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' rules. It's emphasized that only fire can kill trolls in ''Streams Of Silver'', and an anecdote is related of many a scavenger or predator that had come across a severed troll body part only to be horribly killed from the inside out as the troll regenerated. However, in another Salvatore book set in the ForgottenRealms ''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms'' (one of The Cleric Quintet ''Literature/TheClericQuintet'' novels), the rules had since been expanded to include acid as a way of putting a troll out of commission permanently, and the characters use both acid and fire on trolls. Now, ''what's in a stomach?''
* WhatAnIdiot:Did WhatAnIdiot: Did that mage apprentice really thought think he could control a demon from the Abyss?Abyss?
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19th Feb '13 12:30:37 AM UltramanMattia
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* NightmareRetardant: An odd variation that only comes about because of a retcon to the DungeonsAndDragons rules. It's emphasized that only fire can kill trolls in ''Streams Of Silver'', and an anecdote is related of many a scavenger or predator that had come across a severed troll body part only to be horribly killed from the inside out as the troll regenerated. However, in another Salvatore book set in the ForgottenRealms (one of The Cleric Quintet novels), the rules had since been expanded to include acid as a way of putting a troll out of commission permanently, and the characters use both acid and fire on trolls. Now, ''what's in a stomach?''

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* NightmareRetardant: An odd variation that only comes about because of a retcon to the DungeonsAndDragons rules. It's emphasized that only fire can kill trolls in ''Streams Of Silver'', and an anecdote is related of many a scavenger or predator that had come across a severed troll body part only to be horribly killed from the inside out as the troll regenerated. However, in another Salvatore book set in the ForgottenRealms (one of The Cleric Quintet novels), the rules had since been expanded to include acid as a way of putting a troll out of commission permanently, and the characters use both acid and fire on trolls. Now, ''what's in a stomach?''stomach?''
*WhatAnIdiot:Did that mage apprentice really thought he could control a demon from the Abyss?
20th Jun '11 10:51:57 PM zombielovescore
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* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: Bruenor's HeroicSacrifice, and Regis blowing out the candle in "The Crystal Shard".
* CrowningMomentOfFunny: Bruenor gets knocked unconscious, and Wulfgar (himself injured) picks him up and carries him out of danger. After they make it to safety, and Bruenor wakes up...
-->'''Bruenor:''' Ye forgot me axe! I can't be cutting stinkin' trolls without me axe!\\
'''Drizzt [to Wulfgar]:''' I told you to take the axe. I said it clearly. Take the axe and leave the ungrateful dwarf.
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