* CounterpartComparison: Uncle Andrew and [[Series/LostinSpace Dr. Smith]]. Both are mean, uptight old men who suffer massive VillainDecay until they're little more than pathetic bullies.
* EvilIsSexy: Both Digory and Uncle Andrew are impressed with Jadis' beauty; Polly on the other hand is quite immune.
* FandomBerserkButton: Don't call this the first Narnia book. While the earliest in the series' chronology, it was written second-to-last and the multitudes of {{Call Forward}}s are lost on anyone who starts with it. And it really doesn't help that some editions label it as number one.
* HilariousInHindsight: Jadis. Iconic British children's character? [[LastOfHisKind Last surviving member]] of an ancient, decadent species of {{Sufficiently Advanced|Aliens}} HumanAliens? Committed GenocideFromTheInside to prevent a war from ending unfavorably? Visits London and causes a commotion due to her unfamiliarity with Earth? [[Series/DoctorWho Um, hello?]] It gets even better when you read ''Literature/TheLionTheWitchAndTheWardrobe'' and see the Witch using the Fourth Doctor's ''modus operandi'' of charming people with sugary jelly candies.
* MoralEventHorizon: Jadis speaks the Deplorable Word, and kills her sister and the rest of Charn. She's proud that she did so.
* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: Aslan hammering home the {{Aesop}} about the FantasticNuke makes a lot of sense when you consider that Lewis was writing shortly after WorldWarII, when the UsefulNotes/ColdWar was beginning to escalate and the idea of [[MutuallyAssuredDestruction humanity nuking itself into extinction]] was a very distinct possibility.
* UncannyValley: Jadis, when she is first encountered. She's very beautiful, but when you actually look at her there's something just ''wrong'' about her face.

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