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YMMV: The Last Battle
  • Author's Saving Throw: From just reading the book, you'd think that the reason Susan didn't get to Heaven was that she stopped believing in Narnia. Word of God later claimed that the actual reason was merely that she was still alive.
  • Esoteric Happy Ending: A fairly well-known one. Everyone died and went to Heaven, er, Narnia. But not Susan, because she sucks for moving beyond Narnia. That, and Word of God said she didn't actually die. He did add a caveat (in a letter) that she could get to Narnia in her own way.
  • Ho Yay: There are many yay-inducing moments between Tirian and Jewel the Unicorn, but this one takes the cake:
    "Kiss me, Jewel," he said. "For certainly this is our last night on earth. And if ever I offended against you in any matter great or small, forgive me now."
    "Dear King," said the Unicorn, "I could almost wish you had, so that I might forgive it. Farewell. We have known great joys together. If Aslan gave me my choice I would choose no other life than the life I have had and no other death than the one we go to."
  • Values Dissonance: In order to hide from the Calormenes, the King, Eustace and Jill disguise themselves in brownface. It wound up being necessary, but a more modern novel would have at least taken a moment to note the Unfortunate Implications.

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