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The third installment of ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia'' and the fifth book chronologically, which takes place a year later in Earth-time (and 3 years later in NarniaTime) since the previous installment, ''Literature/PrinceCaspian''. Along with an unpleasant cousin Eustace Scrubb, Edmund and Lucy return to Narnia and travel with now-King Caspian to the edge of the world, where he is searching for exiled Telmarine lords who were loyal to his father. On the journey, their cousin is turned into a dragon, and they encounter many wonders on an adventurous voyage, at the end of which, Lucy and Edmund, like Peter and Susan in the last book, are told they will never return to Narnia.

Much of the book is inspired by ''Literature/TheOdyssey'', with analogous scenes and plot elements.

Note that unmarked spoilers follow for viewers of the film who have not read the book, which is one of the series' most popular installments.

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!!This book provides examples of:
* AscendedToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: [[spoiler: Reepicheep.]] Inverted with Ramandu and his daughter.
* BadassAdorable: Reepicheep, to Lucy at least. He doesn't think much of being called "adorable", though.
* [[BlessedWithSuck/{{Mythology}} Blessed With Suck/Mythology]]: There's a lake (underground in the film, but not in the book) which has the Midas curse upon it.
* CaptainObvious: The entire race of Dufflepuds are prone to this, with such astute observations as water is powerfully wet.
* CaptainsLog: Eustace keeps a {{Diary}} while aboard the Dawn Treader, and a couple of episodes from the story are told using his journal entries, and completely from [[KnowNothingKnowItAll his point of view]].
* {{Constellations}}: A brief scene has the Pevensies looking at the Narnian night sky and identifying constellations they'd seen on their previous trips. They're completely different from Earth's.
* CursedWithAwesome: Eustace gets magically transformed into a dragon, but treats the whole situation as something rather dreary and depressing. Then again, this is probably expected, as Eustace is the kind of person who considers going on a magical sea voyage in a fantasy land a thoroughly unpleasant affair.
** Plus there's that golden bracelet stuck on his arm. Now that he's grown bigger, the bracelet is way too small and it causes Eustace a lot of pain until he's changed back into a human via Aslan's help.
** He does consider the good side of being a dragon, but quickly realizes that he doesn't ''want'' it. It's an essential part of his CharacterDevelopment.
** He also realizes (no matter how hard they try to hide it from him) that his huge size would cause a lot of trouble for the crew, making it nearly impossible to bring him along, but he also knows that they wouldn't leave him. In short, he feels guilty that he is causing his friends so much trouble.
* DamnedByFaintPraise: Governor Gumpas's official honorific is not "His Excellency" but "[[SoOkItsAverage His Sufficiency]]."
* {{Diary}}: Eustace keeps one while aboard the ''Dawn Treader''. His entries are filled with SelfServingMemory to a comical level.
* DirtyCoward: The Dufflepuds.
* TheDitz: An entire race of them with the Dufflepuds.
* DoesNotLikeShoes: In the book, Coriakin, Ramandu and, judging from the illustration, his daughter. Besides, it was mentioned that Lucy didn't mind going barefoot on board a ship. She also didn't mind walking on Doorn barefooted. Her lack of shoes is justified as she kicked them off in the beginning while treading water in the Great Ocean. She does eventually get shoes again.
* TheDragAlong: Eustace, and he gladly makes his opinion known.
* DragonHoard: Eustace stumbles upon one while the dragon is absent. He falls asleep on top of it, and [[spoiler:is transformed into a dragon himself.]]
* DwindlingParty: The previous expedition by the seven lost Telmarine Lords appears to have played out this way, with one after another either abandoning their quest or succumbing to its various perils.
* EldritchLocation: Pretty much every island after the Lone Islands is a sliding scale of Eldritch, even by Narnia standards, particularly The Utter East and Aslans Country.
* FridgeHorror: Deathwater Island, in-universe.
** Also in-universe, [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor the Island Where Dreams Come True]]. "That's the island I've been looking for!" "Not day-dreams! ''[[NightmareFuel Dreams!"]]''
* GeniusBruiser[=/=]SmartPeoplePlayChess: Reepicheep is a good player--as long as he doesn't project his own character onto the pieces.
* GenreBlindness: "Most of us know what we should expect to find in a dragon's lair, but, as I said before, Eustace had read only the wrong books"
** Also, from the movie:
--> '''Caspian''': Everyone knows not to touch a dragon's treasure.
--> '''Eustace''': DeathGlare
--> '''Caspian''': Well, everyone from ''here''.
* GoldFever: Deathwater Island
* GreenEyedMonster: One temptation Lucy suffers when reading the magician's book.
* GunboatDiplomacy: The Lone Islands
* HeroicVow: Caspian made one at his coronation to search for the seven missing lords of Telmar.
* HeyYou: Eustace calls his parents by their first names.
* IJustWantToBeBeautiful: It is revealed that [[spoiler:Lucy]] envies [[spoiler: her sister's beauty]].
* ImpossiblyDeliciousFood: The water from the sea at the End of the World isn't just sweet and drinkable, it's all the crew needs for sustenance.
* {{Irony}}: Caspian says that in Narnia they have fairy tales about places where the world is round.
* IslandOfMystery: Several of them. One of them has invisible inhabitants and a sorcerer, one has a dragon's lair, another has water that turns anything that falls in to gold, and the last has three old men in an eternal sleep and is inhabited by a star.
* KarmicTransformation: Eustace sees a dragon moving toward him, which dies shortly thereafter. He walks past the fallen beast into its lair, and, finding a hoard of treasure, steals a ring and promptly falls asleep, dreaming of plunder and thinking "dragonish" thoughts. He awakens to find that he has become a dragon, and spends a short while in this state. When he re-establishes contact with the group, he exiles himself during meals, so that nobody has to watch the gory spectacle of him dining. (The Anvilicious undertones are downplayed in the film version.)
* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: When Lewis was checking the book over for publication in America, he made several changes, mostly in the Isle of Dreams sequence (the original British had the island entirely disappear; in the revised version it was stated to still exist). In 1994, when a new publishing company took over, they used the British text in the American printings, so the original American text is now getting hard to find.
* KnowNothingKnowItAll: Eustace argues that the men should use less water while working because their perspiration would cool them down, so they would need less water. [[YouFailBiologyForever Ignoring the fact that the whole reason you need more water when warm is that you lose more in sweat...]] oh, and that perspiration would, at best, keep temperature at normal, rather than cooling down beyond normal. Despite reading a lot of non-fiction, Eustace actually doesn't have that much raw intellectual firepower.
** In the same argument, he fails to grasp that continuing east after the storm in search of land is the only viable option for restocking the ship, because they cannot cover the distance back without a similar tempest before the water runs out. He instead decries it as "wishful thinking."
** This is lampshaded by Edmund in the movie, via limerick:
--> There once was a boy known as Eustace/Who read books full of facts that were useless ...
* MadeASlave: The main characters after being kidnapped in the Lone Islands.
* MagicMap: Coriakin creates a map for King Caspian, depicting the voyage to date with supernatural accuracy, including photo-realistic details (in a setting where photography doesn't exist!) on the cities, when viewed under a magnifying glass.
* MagicPants: Not literally with pants, but the idea behind this trope is still averted when the bracelet Eustace is wearing doesn't transform to the size of a dragon limb when Eustace transforms into a dragon. His other clothes, along with a bunch of jewels in his pockets, have disappeared when he reverts to being a human - fortunately, Aslan provides him with a new set of clothes when he changes Eustace back. The bracelet (and new set of clothes) remain in the film version, although the rest of Eustace's clothes are instead discovered loose (and slightly singed) among the dragon's treasure.
* MassOhCrap: The sailors' reaction upon realizing what "dreams come true" [[RealDreamsAreWeirder really means]].
-->The stranger started horribly at the voice of the Mouse, which he had not noticed before. 'Nevertheless you will fly from here,' he gasped. 'This is the Island where Dreams come true.'
-->'That's the island I've been looking for this long time,' said one of the sailors. 'I reckoned I'd find I was married to Nancy if we landed here.'
-->'And I'd find Tom alive again,' said another.
-->'Fools!" said the man, stamping his foot with rage. 'That is the sort of talk that brought me here, and I'd better have been drowned or never born. Do you hear what I say? This is where dreams - dreams, do you understand, come to life, come real. Not daydreams: ''[[NightmareFuel Dreams!']]''
-->There was about [[OhCrap half a minute’s silence]] and then, with a great clatter of armor, the whole crew were tumbling down the main hatch as quick as they could and flinging themselves on the oars to row as they had never rowed before...
* MoreHeroThanThou: When the characters are threatened to make Lucy to do something, Lucy argues for doing it, and the boys that they should fight to defend her.
* NightmareSequence: "The Island Where Dreams Come True." Sounds great, until you remember that [[NightmareFuel nightmares are dreams.]]
* ObstructiveBureaucrat: His Sufficiency, Governor Gumpas.
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: When the ship is attacked by a giant sea serpent, Reepicheep yells at everyone to push the serpent off the boat rather than fight it. Since Reepicheep usually fights first and asks questions later, this is unusual enough to startle the rest of the ship's crew into helping him.
* OurMermaidsAreDifferent: While traditional merfolk dwell in the sea coast of Narnia (as mentioned in LWW), the Dawn Treader Crew encounter a different kind: They are two-legged, bipedal humanoids with ivory skin and dark purple hair who wear no clothing except for royalty (who wear only capes and circlets). They ride on giant seahorses, use hunting fish like land hunters use hawks and falcons, and shepherd other kinds of fish as well.
* PortalPicture
* RealDreamsAreWeirder: The reason why the island where dreams come true is so horrifying.
** [[NoodleIncident We're not told]] exactly what Eustace's worst nightmare is, but apparently it involves a giant pair of scissors.
* RealityWarpingIsNotAToy
* RefugeInAudacity: Caspian cannot possibly wrest control of the Lone Islands from Gumpas and his slaver allies with the relatively small number of men he has with him on the Dawn Treader. So he makes a huge flashy show of his arrival to keep any of their enemies from ''realizing'' that. It works beautifully.
* ReversePsychology: How Caspian convinces his crew members to continue their voyage to the end of the world, while also averting the threat of mutiny. See ShamingTheMob, below.
* SchmuckBanquet: The Island of the Star, or [[SubvertedTrope so the main characters assume]]: It actually ''is'' completely benign, and the only reason the Telmar lords were cursed to sleep was because they tried to grab the White Witch's stone knife on a corner.
* SendInTheSearchTeam
* SevenDeadlySins: All explored in the book. The film even adds seven swords that must be collected.
** Lucy '''lusts''' for beauty and attention like Susan.
** The crew are tempted by '''greed''' of the pool that turns items to gold.
** The inhabitants of the Lone Islands are '''slothful''' and lazy.
** Eustace is '''proud''' and haughty when he first arrives.
** The Dufflepuds '''envy''' the life they used to have.
** The crew faces the '''wrath''' of the Dark Island.
** The crew wish to remain at Aslan's table and eat the food there despite more sailing to be done ('''gluttony''').
*** Alternately the slave traders at the Lone Islands are '''greedy''', the desire to stay with the pool that turns things to gold and hoard all the golden possessions is a form of '''gluttony''' while the crew wishing to stop at Ramandu's island is '''slothful'''.
* ShamingTheMob: Once they've gotten as far as Ramandu's island, the crewmen don't want to sail on any farther. Caspian counters this by announcing that being allowed to accompany him farther eastward is an honor that he's not sure any of them ''deserves''.
* SlaveLiberation: Caspian does this at the Lone Islands.
* SpoiledBrat: It's discussed that Eustace is such a pill [[spoiler:before his HeelFaceTurn]] because of vapid "modern" educational and parenting theories that over-indulged his sense of self-importance.
* SuperFunHappyThingOfDoom: The "Island Where Dreams Come True." Dreams, as in [[NightmareFuel night]][[NightmareSequence mares]].
* TakeThat: At modern educational and childrearing techniques that produce such a brat as Eustace.
* TheseAreThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow: But -- we really ''want'' to know what kinds of sins a star can commit.
* TomeOfEldritchLore: Coriakin's GreatBigBookOfEverything. Also a bit of ForbiddenFruit, in regards to some spells.
* UnfortunateNames: "There was a boy called Eustace Clarence Scrubb, and he almost deserved it." In the next book, after Eustace's [[HeelFaceTurn Jerk Face Turn]], Lewis introduces him with "but he wasn't a bad sort."
** Written by a man named "Clive Staples," who vastly preferred to be called "Jack."
* UnreliableNarrator: The excerpts from Eustace's [[{{Diary}} Travel Diary]] present him as tragically put-upon by arrogant prigs who willfully refuse to see him as the voice of reason in every situation. [[SelfServingMemory Yeah, we're sure that's exactly how it happened.]]
* WackyWaysideTribe: the Dufflepuds. As the journey mostly consists of random encounters, many others may also qualify. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]], since one of the expedition's main goals is exploring Narnia's distant island provinces and see what's going on there.
* WeirdSun: The sun gets larger,casts more light and appears to have tall mountains from Aslan's Country behind it.
* WhatAnIdiot: {{In-universe}}. The sea serpent mistakenly believes it destroyed the Dawn Treader and keeps searching the same patch of ocean for its wreckage, instead of noticing it sailing away.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Used with an actual mouse. It is implied, but not explicitly stated, that Reepicheep made it to Aslan's country. We don't know if he reached it successfully in his boat after going over the giant wave, or died in the attempt and went to Heaven the old-fashioned way; the book simply states that after that moment, no one could claim to have seen him again.
** It's explicitly shown in the BBC version, where his boat floats up the waterfall to Aslan's Country.
** [[spoiler: In the last book, he is there and greets everyone]].
** We never find out exactly what happened to Lord Octesian; the characters guess that he was either eaten by the dragon or turned into a dragon on Dragon Island, but the only clue they have is his bracelet. (In the movie, however, Eustace finds his bones.)
* WhatTheHellHero: Caspian in his {{Pride}} wants to stay at the end of the world; the entire crew and even [[CrystalDragonJesus Aslan]] calls him out on abandoning his responsibilities and promises.
* WrongGenreSavvy: When they find the table with the sleepers, they do not eat the feast in case [[FoodChains that was what caused them to fall asleep]], but this turns out not to be the case and the food is safe to eat.
* YourMindMakesItReal: "The Island Where Dreams Come True." [[NightmareFuel (Unlike most places described by the phrase, emphatically]] '''[[NightmareFuel not]]''' [[NightmareFuel a nice place to visit.)]]

!! TheFilmOfTheBook provides examples of:
* ActorAllusion: An unusual, possibly coincidental example -- Nathaniel Parker makes a brief appearance as [[spoiler:the "ghost" of Prince Caspian's father.]] Previously in ''Film/{{Stardust}}'' Ben Barnes, who plays Caspian, and Nathaniel Parker had played different-aged versions of the same character.
** Also, David Suchet makes a brief appearance as a character with an [[HerculePoirot elaborate waxed mustache]].
* AdaptationExpansion: Several plotlines were added in the film, as well as cameos by characters from previous books not present in this one (e.g., Peter and Susan).
* AdaptationInducedPlothole:
** The seven Lords having swords associated with Aslan. At the time when they set sail, Aslan was known only as a myth believed by fantastical creatures and as a likely enemy to Telmarines like them.
** [[AvertedTrope Averted]] when the Dufflepuds come to get Lucy to recite the spell to make them visible (only a female or the book's owner can cause spells to work), one of them notes that [[TagAlongKid Gael]] is also a girl. However, the Dufflepuds then note that Lucy has a book next to her, indicating that she knows how to read, and kidnap her.
* AllThereInTheManual: According to the DVDCommentary, the Mist was created by [[spoiler:[[Literature/TheSilverChair The Lady of the Green Kirtle]]]].
* ArbitrarySkepticism: When Drinian mentions the possibility of encountering sea serpents, Edmund and Caspian scoff at him for believing in such superstitions.
** Also the ''Minotaur'' amongst the crew mocks Eustace for asking ''a seagull'' if it knows where food is.
--> '''Eustace''': Well I just assumed...
* AscendedExtra: [[spoiler: The sea serpent, of all things]].
** Also, [[spoiler:The Island Where Dreams Come True. Originally a very scary island, but only important because a lord was there. Now, it's known as the Dark Island and is the source of the evil mist]].
* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Kings Edmund and Caspian are both extremely proficient swordsmen, and Lucy's not half-bad herself.
* BeautyEqualsGoodness: Eustace's dragon form is rather noble looking creature while the sea serpent is a hideous near EldritchHorror.
* BeneathTheMask: The darkness tempts the main characters, showing their hidden desires.
** [[spoiler:Edmund is still resentful of always being number 2 and he reveals his hidden envy of Peter and Caspian. He still secretly desires to have absolute power]]. He gets better however.
** [[spoiler:Lucy secretly isn't happy with herself and she envies her older sister's beauty and life to the point that she wishes she had her sister's life]]. She gets better.
** [[spoiler: Caspian is still broken over Susan and is borderline obsessed with the Pevensies and the world they come from, almost to the point of living between worlds. His issues with his father are also still completely unresolved.]] He gets better too.
* BeYourself: Somewhat [[{{anvilicious}} anviliciously]].
* BerserkButton: Eustace accidentally presses Reepicheep's button when he grabs his tail. The great Aslan himself gave Reepicheep that tail, and "''no one'' touches the tail, period, exclamation point!"
* BrickJoke: The torch Edmund lost in Narnia during ''Prince Caspian'' not only returns, but gets bumped up to ChekhovsGun. That's right, the thing still works!
* CallMyName: Edmund and Lucy do this a lot.
* ChewingTheScenery: Eustace's temper tantrum upon coming aboard the Dawn Treader, and arguably a few other occurrences. This didn't stop with Will Poulter's physical acting; even when lacking the ability to speak, our dragon friend manages the odd nibble.
* ColorCodedPatrician: King Caspian always wears a purple shirt or tunic. The exact shade is very close to the royal purple worn in the past by nobility.
* CompositeCharacter: Goldwater Island and Dragon Island have been combined into a single volcanic isle.
* ContinuityNod: Many callbacks to previous two films.
* CreativeClosingCredits: As a departure from the first two films, the end credits use illustrations from the books.
* DarkIsEvil: As a massive departure from the original book, the Nightmare Island is now a villain. Go figure.
* DashingHispanic: Even though he's since lost his Telmarine accent from the last movie, Caspian technically is still this.
* DistractedByTheSexy: Invoked by the star, Ramandu's daughter.
--> '''Lilliandil''': If [my beauty] is a distraction, I can change form.
--> '''Caspian and Edmund''': NO!
* DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength: Tavros the Minotaur; while laughing with another crew member at Eustace's expense, he pats the man on his back with enough force for him to bump against the boat.
* DontTouchItYouIdiot: Played with. Caspian and Edmund warn the sailors of eating the food at Aslan's Table, believing it to be a SchmuckBanquet which has already made the three remaining Lords fall into enchanted sleep. When Lilliandil arrives, however, she tells them that the food is free for the taking, and the enchanted sleep had a different origin entirely. (The novel has a similar scene but doesn't employ this trope, as ''nobody'' from the Dawn Treader is willing to touch the food until Ramandu's daughter tells them it's safe.)
* DragonRider: Reepicheep spends a good deal of scenes on top of Eustace's head.
* DreamWithinADream: Lucy dreams that she is Susan and that she is in the USA with her only two siblings, Peter and Edmund. She wakes up from this dream to have Aslan appearing in a mirror and talking to her. Then she wakes up from this dream- and is now awake in the real world.
* EarlyBirdCameo: Aunt Alberta mentions [[Literature/TheSilverChair Jill Pole]] at the end of the film, though this makes little sense in the story because Eustace and Jill hated each other at that time -- she'd never come to visit.
** Which sadly may go nowhere, as the next book to be adapted is "The Magician's Nephew" due to its being more popular than "The Silver Chair," and if it doesn't make enough money, the film series is dead.
*** That said, if Magician's Nephew proves profitable, then they'll need to adapt The Silver Chair in order to better develop Eustace for his leading role in ''Literature/TheLastBattle''.
* EmptyPilesOfClothing: When looking for Eustace, Edmund and Caspian come across the dragon's treasure hoard, the remains of one Telmar lord, and Eustace's discarded (and slightly singed) clothing.
* [[EpicMovie Epic]] [[ThreeDMovie 3D Movie]]
* MrFanservice: Caspian and Edmund.
* FailedASpotCheck: Once again, Lucy is the only person paying attention enough to notice the Mermaid following the ship, suddenly stop in its tracks and start to silently scream "Don't go that way! TURN BACK!"
* {{Foreshadowing}}: At various points in the film, Edmund brings up the idea of the ship running into a sea monster. [[spoiler: So guess whose deepest fear Dark Island uses to create one?]]
* FireForgedFriends: Reepicheep and Eustace, thanks to a little "friendly" sparring [[spoiler: and some BalefulPolymorph]]
* FogOfDoom
* FurryConfusion: In-universe example -- the crew laugh at Eustace for talking to some random seagull and expecting it to talk back.
* GenreSavvy: Toyed with. After he gets over the shock of being in Narnia, Eustace often assumes things and invokes fantasy conventions, [[ArbitrarySkepticism and when they look at him confused]] points out they're forgetting this is a ''magical land''. Why not?
** A distinct change from the book, where Eustace (due to "reading the wrong books") is subject to utter GenreBlindness.
* GreenEyedMonster: The Mist is a literal monster made manifest by this trope, sharing this colour and bringing out hidden envy in several character, as envy is also a form of the desires it exploits.
* HeyItsThatGuy: Eustace [[SonOfRambow is remaking movies in 1980's England]].
** Also Caspian is actually [[Film/ThePictureOfDorianGray a narcissistic guy who becomes obsessed with hedonism]].
** In the BBC production, Reepicheep is [[Creator/WarwickDavis Willow, I mean Griphook, I mean Wicket, I mean....]] (Well, [[YouLookFamiliar Nikabrik from the second film]] actually...)
* HiddenAgendaVillain / OutsideContextVillain: It's never really stated who or what the Mist is, or what it wants.
*** [[spoiler: It is rather explicitly ''green''... which means it may be clever Foreshadowing for the Lady of the Green Kirtle/the Emerald Witch of ''The Silver Chair'', the next installment of the Chronicles.]]
*** [[spoiler: Which, in turn, would turn the sea serpent into a bit of foreshadowing as well]].
*** Confirmed by WordOfGod: [[spoiler:The Lady of the Green Kirtle is behind the green mist]].
* IncestSubtext: An [[AccidentalInnuendo accidental one]], the scene at the beginning of the movie where Lucy does a gesture that is meant for flirting right in front of Edmund. For the people who haven't read the books and didn't know Lucy's actual intentions, that scene accidentally implied that Lucy actually intended to flirt with him, until the explanation was given later.
** It should be noted however that while she did do it in front of him, she was certainly not doing it AT him. She actually looked startled and embarrassed when he asked her what she was doing.
** Yeah, but rewatch the scene when Lucy has Susan's body. The first person she sees is Edmund who walks with her arm in arm saying "''You're beautiful, sister''". Think of this. And Peter even joins them.
* InformedAttractiveness: Lucy is jealous of Susan's beauty. Then again this is mostly a case of sibling rivalry so it's justified either way.
** It's more to do with Susan being taken to America and having boys chasing her. Lucy just assumes it's because of Susan's looks.
* {{Irony}}/YouFailReligiousStudiesForever: Much emphasis is given to follow a star that appears only at dawn. [[{{Satan}} Do you know who is associated with dawn stars in Christian theology?]]
** [[http://bible.cc/revelation/22-16.htm Jesus?]]
** To clarify, in Christian theology, Lucifer was known as the Morning Star. Due to his rebellion and Fall, he abdicated the right to both his name ("Light Bringer") and title; and the title of Morning Star was given to Jesus after His incarnation as human, death, and resurrection.
* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: Eustace lives at Cambridge. Guess [[Creator/CSLewis who else]] once lived there?
* LittleStowaway: Gael
* TheLoad: Eustace until the point mid-story when he has his very own {{Anvilicious}} adventure in character development. He starts the voyage as a complaining selfish prig. The "Eustace's journal" portion of the book is a scarily effective portrait of self-delusion and self-righteousness.
* MindRape: Every interaction Edmund has with the Mist in the White Witch's form has shades of this.
* MirrorMonster: A rare heroic example; after Lucy wakes up from her nightmare, Aslan appears next to her in the reflection.
* MrExposition: Coriakin
* NamedByTheAdaptation: Ramandu's daughter is named "Lilliandil"
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Just as the heroes are about to escape the Dark Island, Lord Rhoop basically tells them "Whatever you do, don't think about the thing you fear most."
* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: Caspian lost his Telmarine accent between films 2 and 3.
** Although this may just reflect the fact that he's been King of Narnia for a good few years and has simply picked up the natives' (very British) accents, or even emulated them on purpose as a gesture of solidarity. After all, he is a ''Telmarine'' king.
* TheNotLoveInterest: Edmund and Lucy become this, due to the fact that they constantly look for one another and [[CallMyName desperately call each other's name]] when they are separated.
** Depending on your perception of the Caspian/Edmund relationship they might be this, what with the frankly baffling decisions Caspian (the king) makes in regards to Edmund (follows him into unknown danger on the Dragon Island, the aforementioned diving save, the eye contact during Caspian's [[RousingSpeech Rousing Speech]]).
*** Edmund and Caspian become like brothers, but their friendship always takes a backseat to Edmund's concern and care for Lucy, when his BigBrotherInstinct kicks in. Basically, Lucy is the most important person to Edmund, as his first priority is to take care of her and keep her safe. The same for Lucy, who constantly looks for her brother.
* NotQuiteDead: [[spoiler: Eustace. Edmund and Caspian find his charred clothes and thought he died. He didn't]].
* {{Oxbridge}}: The real life parts of the film are set in Cambridge and feature some nice shots of the colleges.
* OurMermaidsAreDifferent: In the beginning of the film, Lucy meets a group of aquatic beings in the ocean as she did near the end of the book. However the film replaces the ivory skinned, purple haired Sea People with naiads. While naiads where mentioned in the book versions of the first two films, they were omitted almost entirely save for the River God in the second film. The film naiads are basically similar to the mermaids that appeared near the end of the first film, except instead of being made of flesh, blood, bone, and scale like traditional mermaids, they are made entirely of non-dissolving liquid. The books and classical mythology state that naiads are fresh water nymphs and salt water nymphs are nereids and oceanids. The books and mythology also NEVER state that water nymphs have fish tails. Also falls under SadlyMythtaken.
* PassingTheTorch: Suggested in Aslan's farewell to Eustace: "Narnia may yet need you..."
** Also obviously foreshadowing Literature/TheSilverChair.
* PetTheDog: When Reepicheep sees [[spoiler: dragon]] Eustace crying and unable to sleep, he offers to stay up with him and tell him about some of his adventures.
* PlankGag: A variant of this old gag is used here: Eustace is attempting to set an oar in a rowboat, nearly loses his balance, and swings it about, knocking out a pirate leader who was sneaking up behind him with a knife.
* PlotCoupon: [[GottaCatchThemAll The Seven Swords]] belonging to the Lords Caspian seeks.
* PragmaticAdaptation: The film's main plot, about the mist of evil and gathering the swords, has no basis in the book series at all. On the other hand, the mist and swords help to tie everything together - the original book was a series of short stories tied together by the eponymous boat, the same characters, and the fact that they were trying to find the seven Lords. With the addition of the mist, it gave the story a kind of nebulous BigBad of a sort.
** The naiads. Naked sea people probably wouldn't fly in a family film these days.
* RammingAlwaysWorks: The crew attempts this against the gigantic sea serpent -- but actually succeeds in only making it ''angry''.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: [[spoiler: The White Witch in mist form has these]].
* RousingSpeech: Caspian gives one to the crew as they sail into Dark Island, and Reepicheep gives one to [[spoiler: dragon Eustace]] as he tries to flee from the giant sea serpent.
* SatelliteLoveInterest: Ramandu's daughter only appears in the last chapter and exists largely to be beautiful and [[MrExposition provide exposition]]. She doesn't even warrant a name of her own. She marries Caspian and we're informed that they live happily ever after.
** Until she gets [[spoiler:nommed by a snake and provides the inciting incident for ''Literature/TheSilverChair''.]]
* ShoutOut: The closing credits are made up of the original illustrations from the book.
* TheOtherDarrin: Reepicheep is voiced by Simon Pegg in this film. He was voiced by EddieIzzard in ''Film/PrinceCaspian''.
** Arguably justified because Reepicheep is older, which could have made his voice change.
* TheStoic: Drinian is played as this in the movie.
* ThrowTheBookAtThem: In the melee with the slavers, there's a blink-and-you-miss-it moment when Lucy clocks two of them upside the head with their own ledger.
* ThrowTheDogABone: Presumably because Eustace remains a dragon for a much longer length of time in the movie than he does in the book, Lucy gets the bracelet off him right away, rather than having it stuck on his foreleg and causing him considerable pain the whole time he's transformed.
* TookALevelInBadass: Eustace, with the encouragement of Reepicheep overcomes his fears and ''beats the crap'' out of the Sea-Serpent, then later saves the day by overcoming the Mist and laying the Seventh Sword on the table.
** Also Lucy, who goes from not fighting at all onscreen in the first film, to drawing her dagger with Aslan at her side in the second, to a successful close-quarters combatant on this occasion.
* TwoGirlsToATeam: The [[FilmOfTheBook film adaptation]] added a young Narnian girl named Gael who becomes Lucy's friend on the ship. Susan appears in the film as well, but only as a cameo.
* VisibleInvisibility: Actually, the Dufflepuds are completely invisible, even to the audience. One can tell roughly where they are, however, by the footprints they leave and the 'puff' of crystallising breath in the cold air when they speak.
* VocalEvolution: Eustace's voice grows softer and less-irritating [[spoiler: after he returns from being a Dragon]].
* WeCanRuleTogether: Edmund towards Lucy, when [[ThisIsYourBrainOnEvil he's tempted by evil again]]. He actually tries to convince her to gain power along with him.
-->'''Edmund:''' Lucy, we'd be so rich...''no one'' could tell us what to do. Or who to live with.
** The White Witch's illusion does this to Edmund too.
* WhatTheHellHero: Lucy calls Caspian and Edmund out after they [[spoiler: they are corrupted by the mist]].
* WolverinePublicity: Much like the last film, the trailer gives the impression that the White Witch is a villain in this film.
** To a certain extent she is, at least as far as Edmund is concerned.
*** And you can't help but wonder how many times Edmund has to smack her down before she gets the message and stops trying to tempt him.
*** Considering that it was a green mist, [[spoiler: what's to say it wasn't the Lady of the Green Kirtle making an early cameo in the form of her sister, Jadis]]?
* YouFightLikeACow: Rip to Eustace
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