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YMMV: Edgar & Ellen
The books
  • Alternate Character Interpretation: Stephanie. Is she a sociopath, or is she under the influences of Mad Duke's Disease from the balm she stole?
  • Awesome Moments: Heimertz's Big Damn Heroes moment, followed soon after by Nod casting out the Knightleighs.
  • Growing the Beard: Under Town was where the series truly started to shine, with continuity starting to come into play and the first mysteries being introduced. And that's not even going into the reveal of the Mason's character, or the bittersweet ending.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Stephanie definitely crosses this line in Frost Bites, when she arranges for Edgar and Ellen's deaths. She would have crossed it sooner when she buried them underground in Nod's Limbs, except that she was counting on the balm spring keeping them alive, albeit trapped for who knows how long.
    Edgar: Stephanie, don't do this! You don't want our blood on your hands!
    Stephanie: Of course I don't. That's why I'm wearing gloves.
  • Tear Jerker:
    • The loss of the Gadget Graveyard and the death of Berenice. Especially if you watched the cartoon first and got used to having them around. While Status Quo may be God in an episodic show, here, it turns out, is another matter entirely.
    • The ending of High Wire. After everything has gone south for the twins, they trudge back home and find it's no longer theirs. The illustration of them staring forlornly at the notice on their door is the sad and bleak note on which this book ends.

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