History YMMV / Xanth

4th Jan '16 8:32:56 PM butterflygrrl
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* PanderingToTheBase: Xanth is read mostly by hormonal teenagers (of both genders), and Piers Anthony is ''distinctly'' aware of this -- and includes a weird combination of fanservice and strong female characters for both sides.

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* PanderingToTheBase: Xanth is read mostly by hormonal teenagers (of both genders), and Piers Anthony is ''distinctly'' aware of this -- and includes a weird combination of fanservice and strong active female characters for both sides.
28th Jun '15 7:15:03 PM MagBas
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* DudeNotFunny: Putting gay men in strait jackets, though as with all tropes on this page, your mileage may vary. Some think it's just upright UnfortunateImplications, while some think it's a wonderful mockery of the sort of yuck gay people in many countries have to go through. It doesn't help that there's only one other reference to gay people in the entire series[[note]]In ''Demons Don't Dream'', Dug encounters the grouchy and unpleasant Fairy Nuff, who is annoyed that everyone assumes that, because he's a fairy, he must be gay. Dug solves his problem by telling him to spell his name "FAERIE" instead of "FAIRY".[[/note]]



* PeripheryDemographic: Young kids and teenagers, actually, due to a combination of Puns and FetishFuel.

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* PeripheryDemographic: Young kids and teenagers, actually, due to a combination of Puns and FetishFuel.the Puns.
17th Feb '15 3:28:51 AM DeadlyAssassin
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* RunningTheAsylum, AscendedFanon: Readers send Piers Anthony enough suggestions in fan mail that Xanth novels now consist almost entirely of such material. Piers Anthony acknowledges these contributions in his chapter-long Author's Note at the end of every book.
** The way the Dolph/Nada Naga/Electra love triangle was resolved (which hinges on the ExactWords that the Good Magician Humphrey said) was suggested by a fan; in the Author's Note for ''Isle of View'', Piers Anthony said that he hadn't thought of that solution, and had even already written an ending in which the wrong girl "won".
13th Jun '14 12:20:49 PM MagBas
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** SeasonalRot: There are effectively "seasons" to the books, which can be judged by the protagonists and their connections to the royal family. About the time the series starts wandering further and further afield of Bink's direct descendants, it becomes obvious that Anthony [[MoneyDearBoy is just writing to meet his word count]], with entire chapters of {{Filler}} that either [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment have no effect on the overall story]] or just serve to [[PoorlyDisguisedPilot transparently and hamhandedly introduce characters or situations]] for a [[SequelHook later book]].
* UnfortunateImplications: Chameleon's (involuntary) talent is that she shifts from beautiful-but-stupid to smart-but-ugly, and back, every thirty days. In other words, a monthly cycle... (Which is also the first appearance of the recurring "Smart People Are Insufferable Jerks" theme)
** It has also been argued that this isn't really '''unintentional''' Unfortunate Implications, but rather how the author actually thinks about women.
** Tellingly, Bink (her husband) likes her best at mid-cycle, when she's average in intelligence and looks.

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** SeasonalRot: There are effectively "seasons" to the books, which can be judged by the protagonists and their connections to the royal family. About the time the series starts wandering further and further afield of Bink's direct descendants, it becomes obvious that Anthony [[MoneyDearBoy is just writing to meet his word count]], with entire chapters of {{Filler}} that either [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment have no effect on the overall story]] or just serve to [[PoorlyDisguisedPilot transparently and hamhandedly introduce characters or situations]] for a [[SequelHook later book]].
* UnfortunateImplications: Chameleon's (involuntary) talent is that she shifts from beautiful-but-stupid to smart-but-ugly, and back, every thirty days. In other words, a monthly cycle... (Which is also the first appearance of the recurring "Smart People Are Insufferable Jerks" theme)
** It has also been argued that this isn't really '''unintentional''' Unfortunate Implications, but rather how the author actually thinks about women.
** Tellingly, Bink (her husband) likes her best at mid-cycle, when she's average in intelligence and looks.
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26th Oct '13 11:44:53 AM Chariset
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* UnfortunateImplications: Chameleon's talent is that she shifts from beautiful, but stupid to smart, but ugly, and back, every thirty days. In other words, a monthly cycle... (Which is also the first appearance of the recurring "Smart People Are Insufferable Jerks" theme)
** It has also been argued that this isn't really '''unintentional''' Unfortunate Implications, but rather how the author actually thinks about women.

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* UnfortunateImplications: Chameleon's (involuntary) talent is that she shifts from beautiful, but stupid beautiful-but-stupid to smart, but ugly, smart-but-ugly, and back, every thirty days. In other words, a monthly cycle... (Which is also the first appearance of the recurring "Smart People Are Insufferable Jerks" theme)
** It has also been argued that this isn't really '''unintentional''' Unfortunate Implications, but rather how the author actually thinks about women.women.
** Tellingly, Bink (her husband) likes her best at mid-cycle, when she's average in intelligence and looks.
21st Oct '13 2:58:25 PM AJD
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* UnfortunateImplications: Chameleon's talent is that she shifts from beautiful, but stupid to smart, but ugly, and back, every thirty days. In other words, a monthly cycle... (Which is also the first appearance of the recurring "Smart People Are Insufferable Jerks" theme)

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* UnfortunateImplications: Chameleon's talent is that she shifts from beautiful, but stupid to smart, but ugly, and back, every thirty days. In other words, a monthly cycle... (Which is also the first appearance of the recurring "Smart People Are Insufferable Jerks" theme)theme)
** It has also been argued that this isn't really '''unintentional''' Unfortunate Implications, but rather how the author actually thinks about women.
19th Jul '13 1:10:06 PM 84788484
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** SeasonalRot: There are effectively "seasons" to the books, which can be judged by the protagonists and their connections to the royal family. About the time the series starts wandering further and further afield of Bink's direct descendants, it becomes obvious that Anthony is just writing to meet his word count, with entire chapters of {{Filler}} that either [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment have no effect on the overall story]] or just serve to [[PoorlyDisguisedPilot transparently and hamhandedly introduce characters or situations]] for a [[SequelHook later book]].

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** SeasonalRot: There are effectively "seasons" to the books, which can be judged by the protagonists and their connections to the royal family. About the time the series starts wandering further and further afield of Bink's direct descendants, it becomes obvious that Anthony [[MoneyDearBoy is just writing to meet his word count, count]], with entire chapters of {{Filler}} that either [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment have no effect on the overall story]] or just serve to [[PoorlyDisguisedPilot transparently and hamhandedly introduce characters or situations]] for a [[SequelHook later book]].
19th Jul '13 1:09:26 PM 84788484
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** SeasonalRot: There are effectively "seasons" to the books, which can be judged by the protagonists and their connections to the royal family. About the time the series starts wandering further and further afield of Bink's direct descendants, it becomes obvious that Anthony is just writing to meet his word count, with entire chapters of {{Filler}} that either [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment have no effect on the overall story]] or just serve to [[PoorlyDesguisedPilot transparently and hamhandedly introduce characters or situations]] for a [[SequelHook later book]].

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** SeasonalRot: There are effectively "seasons" to the books, which can be judged by the protagonists and their connections to the royal family. About the time the series starts wandering further and further afield of Bink's direct descendants, it becomes obvious that Anthony is just writing to meet his word count, with entire chapters of {{Filler}} that either [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment have no effect on the overall story]] or just serve to [[PoorlyDesguisedPilot [[PoorlyDisguisedPilot transparently and hamhandedly introduce characters or situations]] for a [[SequelHook later book]].
19th Jul '13 1:09:14 PM 84788484
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** SeasonalRot: There are effectively "seasons" to the books, which can be judged by the protagonists and their connections to the royal family. About the time the series starts wandering further and further afield of Bink's direct descendants, it becomes obvious that Anthony is just writing to meet his word count, with entire chapters of {{Filler}} that either [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment have no effect on the overall story]] or just serve to [[PoorlyDesignedPilot transparently and hamhandedly introduce characters or situations]] for a [[SequelHook later book]].

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** SeasonalRot: There are effectively "seasons" to the books, which can be judged by the protagonists and their connections to the royal family. About the time the series starts wandering further and further afield of Bink's direct descendants, it becomes obvious that Anthony is just writing to meet his word count, with entire chapters of {{Filler}} that either [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment have no effect on the overall story]] or just serve to [[PoorlyDesignedPilot [[PoorlyDesguisedPilot transparently and hamhandedly introduce characters or situations]] for a [[SequelHook later book]].
19th Jul '13 1:08:52 PM 84788484
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** SeasonalRot: There are effectively "seasons" to the books, which can be judged by the protagonists and their connections to the royal family. About the time the series starts wandering further and further afield of Bink's direct descendants, it becomes obvious that Anthony is just writing to meet his word count, with entire chapters of {{Filler}} that either [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment have no effect on the overall story]] or just serve to [[PoorlyDesignedPilot transparently and hamhandedly introduce characters or situations]] for a [[SequelHook later book]].
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