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* NotGoodWithRejection: A more {{justified|trope}} and sympathetic example. When Ayla tells him she won't be going ahead with their mating ceremony on the very day it's supposed to take place ''and'' that she's planning on leaving with Jondalar, he completely [[HeroicBSOD breaks down]]. He tearfully pleads with her not to leave and then becomes angry, telling her to go run off with "[her] flint knapper" and refusing to speak with her. Ayla doesn't blame him, feeling awful that she let things get to this point and broke his heart. He calms down later on, though he's still devastated.


* ChekhovsGunman: In ''The Clan of the Cave Bear'', Iza mentions that her mother nursed a young man of the Others back to health after he broke his leg and that he lived with them for a time. In ''The Mammoth Hunters'', that man is revealed to be Mamut.

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* ChekhovsGunman: In ''The Clan of the Cave Bear'', Iza mentions that her mother grandmother nursed a young man of the Others back to health after he broke his leg and that he lived with them for a time. In ''The Mammoth Hunters'', that man is revealed to be Mamut.


* ChekhovsGunman: In ''The Clan of the Cave Bear'', Iza mentions that [[spoiler: her mother nursed a young man of the Others back to health after he broke his leg and that he lived with them for a time]]. In ''The Mammoth Hunters'', that man is revealed to be Mamut.

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* ChekhovsGunman: In ''The Clan of the Cave Bear'', Iza mentions that [[spoiler: her mother nursed a young man of the Others back to health after he broke his leg and that he lived with them for a time]].time. In ''The Mammoth Hunters'', that man is revealed to be Mamut.



* LikeADaughterToMe: Regards Ayla as a daughter [[spoiler: and even adopts her]].
* MerlinAndNimue: The Merlin to Ayla's Nimue in the third book, mentoring her as a shaman. Unlike some examples of this trope, there's no romance, with Mamut viewing Ayla as [[LikeADaughterToMe a daughter]] [[spoiler: and even formally adopting her]].

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* LikeADaughterToMe: Regards He regards Ayla as a daughter [[spoiler: and even formally adopts her]].
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* MerlinAndNimue: The Merlin to Ayla's Nimue in the third book, mentoring her as a shaman. Unlike some examples of this trope, there's no romance, with Mamut viewing Ayla as [[LikeADaughterToMe a daughter]] [[spoiler: daughter and even formally adopting her]].her.



* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: Rydag is often ostracised by others because he's of 'mixed spirits'; also, due to a heart condition, he can't keep up with the other children and so often gets ignored or left out. He can't talk much either because of his hybrid status and so cannot interact easily with others. He is treated kindly by his adopted family, though, and eventually with Ayla's help, he learns how to communicate non-verbally and is accepted by the whole Lion Camp.

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* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: Rydag is often ostracised ostracized by others because he's of 'mixed spirits'; also, due to a heart condition, he can't keep up with the other children and so often gets ignored or left out. He can't talk much either because of his hybrid status and so cannot interact easily with others. He is treated kindly by his adopted family, though, and eventually with Ayla's help, he learns how to communicate non-verbally and is accepted by the whole Lion Camp.



* DeathOfAChild: [[spoiler: He dies towards the end of ''The Mammoth Hunters'', in one of the biggest {{Tearjerker}}s in the series]].
* FamousLastWords: [[spoiler: "I am not animal", though said using Clan gestures, rather than verbalised]].

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* DeathOfAChild: [[spoiler: He dies towards the end of ''The Mammoth Hunters'', in one of the biggest {{Tearjerker}}s in the series]].series.
* FamousLastWords: [[spoiler: "I am not animal", though said using Clan gestures, rather than verbalised]].verbalized.



* HeartwarmingOrphan: He's a young half-Clan, half-Cro-Magnon boy who is adopted by Nezzie, the mate of the headman of the Mamutoi's Lion Camp. He's even sickly (a weak heart), but after Ayla teaches him the Clan's sign language, the rest of Lion Camp learn it to varying degrees so that they can communicate with him. When he [[spoiler: dies of heart failure]] toward the end of ''The Mammoth Hunters'', most of the Lion Camp are devastated (and even some readers get a little teary-eyed.)
* IllBoy: He suffers a heart condition that gives him breathing problems. Ayla is able to treat it with a herbal remedy, [[spoiler: but in the end it's not enough to save him]].
* LittlestCancerPatient: Played straight, although technically he's got a heart condition, not cancer. [[spoiler: He eventually dies from it, and the entire Camp, even including Wolf, is heartbroken]].

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* HeartwarmingOrphan: He's a young half-Clan, half-Cro-Magnon boy who is adopted by Nezzie, the mate of the headman of the Mamutoi's Lion Camp. He's even sickly (a weak heart), but after Ayla teaches him the Clan's sign language, the rest of Lion Camp learn it to varying degrees so that they can communicate with him. When he [[spoiler: dies of heart failure]] failure toward the end of ''The Mammoth Hunters'', most of the Lion Camp are devastated (and even some readers get a little teary-eyed.)
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* IllBoy: He suffers a heart condition that gives him breathing problems. Ayla is able to treat it with a herbal remedy, [[spoiler: but in the end it's not enough to save him]].him.
* LittlestCancerPatient: Played straight, although technically he's got a heart condition, not cancer. [[spoiler: He eventually dies from it, and the entire Camp, even including Wolf, is heartbroken]].heartbroken.



* TheSilentBob: He's unable to vocalise much because he's half-Clan, but Ayla discovers he has the Clan's inherited memories for their sign language. She starts teaching (or rather ''reminding'') him how to use Clan signs and teaches them to the rest of the Lion Camp, allowing him to communicate that way.
* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth: [[spoiler: He's a sweet, but sickly little boy who is unfairly ostracized for being a 'child of mixed spirits' and only ever wanted to be accepted, eventually dying from a heart condition he was born with]].

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* TheSilentBob: He's unable to vocalise vocalize much because he's half-Clan, but Ayla discovers he has the Clan's inherited memories for their sign language. She starts teaching (or rather ''reminding'') him how to use Clan signs and teaches them to the rest of the Lion Camp, allowing him to communicate that way.
* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth: [[spoiler: He's a sweet, but sickly little boy who is unfairly ostracized for being a 'child of mixed spirits' and only ever wanted to be accepted, eventually dying from a heart condition he was born with]].with.



* HumblePie: She mellows out a bit after [[spoiler: Ayla chews her out for making an already sick Fralie and her premature baby worse off and persuading her to work with Frebec to save them, which succeeds]].

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* HumblePie: She mellows out a bit after [[spoiler: Ayla chews her out for making an already sick Fralie and her premature baby worse off and persuading her to work with Frebec to save them, which succeeds]].succeeds.



* ObnoxiousInLaws: To Frebec, constantly arguing with him and criticising him. She makes it plain she views him as being 'beneath' her daughter. [[spoiler: They get on better by the end]].
* TookALevelInKindness: [[spoiler: She becomes much friendlier and less argumentative after Ayla saves Fralie and her baby]].

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* ObnoxiousInLaws: To Frebec, constantly arguing with him and criticising criticizing him. She makes it plain she views him as being 'beneath' her daughter. [[spoiler: They get on better by the end]].
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* TookALevelInKindness: [[spoiler: She becomes much friendlier and less argumentative after Ayla saves Fralie and her baby]].baby.



* HappilyMarried: [[spoiler: To Fralie, in the end]].
* HumblePie: When the heavily pregnant Fralie falls gravely ill and gives birth to a premature baby, his fear that they could die prompts him to swallow his pride and put aside his prejudice to [[spoiler: allow Ayla to help them. She manages to save them both, after which Frebec is eternally grateful and begins to mellow out]].
* HiddenHeartOfGold: [[spoiler: Revealed to have one in the end]].

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* HappilyMarried: [[spoiler: To Fralie, Fralie in the end]].
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* HumblePie: When the heavily pregnant Fralie falls gravely ill and gives birth to a premature baby, his fear that they could die prompts him to swallow his pride and put aside his prejudice to [[spoiler: allow Ayla to help them. She manages to save them both, after which Frebec is eternally grateful and begins to mellow out]].out.
* HiddenHeartOfGold: [[spoiler: Revealed to have one in the end]].end.



* {{Jerkass}}: He's neglectful to his mate, bickers constantly with his mother-in-law, riles up everyone else and is very judgmental of Ayla and Rydag. But it's implied that a lot of this stems from feelings of inferiority, he genuinely loves Fralie and he [[spoiler: turns into a NiceGuy by the end of the book]].
* TookALevelInKindness: [[spoiler: Becomes much nicer by the end of third book, even standing up for Ayla and Rydag, whom he was previously very judgmental of, when people make discriminatory remarks about them]].

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* {{Jerkass}}: He's neglectful to his mate, bickers constantly with his mother-in-law, riles up everyone else and is very judgmental of Ayla and Rydag. But it's implied that a lot of this stems from feelings of inferiority, he genuinely loves Fralie and he [[spoiler: turns into a NiceGuy by the end of the book]].
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* TookALevelInKindness: [[spoiler: Becomes He becomes much nicer by the end of third book, even standing up for Ayla and Rydag, whom he was previously very judgmental of, when people make discriminatory remarks about them]].them.



* HappilyMarried: [[spoiler: To Frebec in the end]].
* IllGirl: She’s often sick and low on energy, to the point where both she and her unborn baby are at real risk. [[spoiler: She gets better after Ayla is allowed to treat her and her husband and mother stop fighting constantly]].

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* HappilyMarried: [[spoiler: To Frebec in the end]].end.
* IllGirl: She’s often sick and low on energy, to the point where both she and her unborn baby are at real risk. [[spoiler: She gets better after Ayla is allowed to treat her and her husband and mother stop fighting constantly]].constantly.



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* ChekhovsGunman: In ''The Clan of the Cave Bear'', Iza mentions that [[spoiler: her mother nursed a young man of the Others back to health after he broke his leg and that he lived with them for a time]]. In ''The Mammoth Hunters'', [[spoiler: that man is revealed to be Mamut]].

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* ChekhovsGunman: In ''The Clan of the Cave Bear'', Iza mentions that [[spoiler: her mother nursed a young man of the Others back to health after he broke his leg and that he lived with them for a time]]. In ''The Mammoth Hunters'', [[spoiler: that man is revealed to be Mamut]].Mamut.



* MerlinAndNimue: The Merlin to Ayla's Nimue in the third book. Unlike some examples of this trope, there's no romance, with Mamut viewing Ayla as [[LikeADaughterToMe a daughter]] [[spoiler: and even formally adopting her]].

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* MerlinAndNimue: The Merlin to Ayla's Nimue in the third book.book, mentoring her as a shaman. Unlike some examples of this trope, there's no romance, with Mamut viewing Ayla as [[LikeADaughterToMe a daughter]] [[spoiler: and even formally adopting her]].



* BoisterousBruiser: Comes across as one.

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* TheLeader: Alongside his sister.

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* TheLeader: Alongside Of the Lion Camp, alongside his sister.



* TeamDad: To the Lion Camp.

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* %%* TeamDad: To the Lion Camp.



* ParentalSubstitute: To Ayla and also Ranec when he was young, due to his mother dying.
* TeamMom: To the Lion Camp.

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* ParentalSubstitute: To Ayla and also Ranec when he was young, Ranec, due to his mother dying.dying when he was a baby.
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* FieryRedhead: Can be at times, often when defending her camp.

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* FieryRedhead: Can be at times, often when defending her camp. She's a passionate, strong-willed redhead.



* HeterosexualLifePartners: Has shades of this with Ayla. When Ayla leaves the Mamutoi to journey to the Zelandonii, Deegie is in floods of tears, saying how she had "never had a friend like [her]". Ayla herself thinks of Deegie as a sister and cries at the thought of leaving her.
* ThoseTwoGirls: Becomes this with Ayla.

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* HeterosexualLifePartners: Has shades of BestFriend: Becomes this with to Ayla. When Ayla leaves the Mamutoi to journey to the Zelandonii, Deegie is in floods of tears, saying how she had "never had a friend like [her]". Ayla herself thinks of Deegie as a sister and cries at the thought of leaving her. \n* ThoseTwoGirls: Becomes this with Ayla.


* BrutalHonesty: Downplayed. They can come across this way to Jondalar, though not so much to Ayla. As a culture, the Mamutoi tend to be more straight-to-the-point and upfront compared to the Zelandonii, who tend to be more reserved or subtle (often for the sake of politeness and courtesy). Hence, they can come off as blunt to Jondalar (especially as he's conditioned himself to restrain his emotions), but they don't to Ayla, who was raised by people who literally ''can't'' lie.



* The Mamutoi often have names ending in "ec" for men and "ie" for women. Names with only two syllables are also quite common.

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* ** The Mamutoi often have names ending in "ec" for men and "ie" for women. Names with only two syllables are also quite common.


* DeathOfAChild: [[spoiler: He dies towards the end of ''The Mammoth Hunters'', in one of the biggest {{Tearjerker}}s]] in the series]].

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* DeathOfAChild: [[spoiler: He dies towards the end of ''The Mammoth Hunters'', in one of the biggest {{Tearjerker}}s]] {{Tearjerker}}s in the series]].


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%%* HeartWarmingOrphan* HeartwarmingOrphan: He's a young half-Clan, half-Cro-Magnon boy who is adopted by Nezzie, the mate of the headman of the Mamutoi's Lion Camp. He's even sickly (a weak heart), but after Ayla teaches him the Clan's sign language, the rest of Lion Camp learn it to varying degrees so that they can communicate with him. When he [[spoiler: dies of heart failure]] toward the end of ''The Mammoth Hunters'', most of the Lion Camp are devastated (and even some readers get a little teary-eyed.)

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* MixedAncestry: His father Wymez is from the area now known as Ukraine, while his mother was indicated to be North African. Physically, he takes after his mother in appearance.


* HalfBreedDiscrimination: Some of the Mamutoi regard him as little more than an animal due to him being half-Clan...and that's one of the ''politer'' opinions. Others openly call him an "abomination" and think he should excluded from public events because he's of 'mixed spirits'.



* MommasBoy: Though he loves both his adopted parents, he is especially close to Nezzie. One of the first Clan signs he makes is to her, with Ayla explaining he he called her "mother".

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* MixedAncestry: His mother was a Neanderthal and his father was Cro-Magnon.
* MommasBoy: Though he loves both his adopted parents, he is especially close to Nezzie. One of the first Clan signs he makes is to her, with Ayla explaining he that he called her "mother".


* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Regards Jondalar as this by the end.

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* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Regards Jondalar as this by the end.end, as he's the one who has won Ayla's heart.



* DisposableFiance: [[spoiler: For Ayla in ''The Mammoth Hunters'', as they actually go as far as getting engaged before Ayla calls it off - [[RunawayBride on the]] ''[[RunawayBride same day]]'' [[RunawayBride as their Matrimonial]], in fact. In this particular case, Ayla confesses that she doesn't believe he did anything wrong - it's just that's she's already in love with someone else and she believes he deserves someone who genuinely loves him back]].

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* DisposableFiance: [[spoiler: For Ayla in ''The Mammoth Hunters'', as they actually go as far as getting engaged before Ayla calls it off - [[RunawayBride on the]] ''[[RunawayBride same day]]'' [[RunawayBride as their Matrimonial]], in fact. In this particular case, Ayla confesses that she doesn't believe he did anything wrong - it's just that's she's already in love with someone else and she believes he deserves someone who genuinely loves him back]].back.



* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: Rydag is often ostracised by others because he's of 'mixed spirits'; also, due to a heart condition, he can't keep up with the other children and so often gets ignored or left out. He can't talk much either because of his hybrid status and so cannot interact easily with others. He is treated kindly by his adopted family, though, and eventually, with Ayla's help, he [[spoiler: learns how to communicate non-verbally and is accepted by the whole Lion Camp]].
* ButtMonkey: His mother [[DeathByChildbirth died in childbirth]] and it's hinted [[DisappearedDad his father may have died before that]], he spends most of his life being shunned or mocked and called an abomination and suffers from a heart condition [[spoiler: that eventually kills him]].

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* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: Rydag is often ostracised by others because he's of 'mixed spirits'; also, due to a heart condition, he can't keep up with the other children and so often gets ignored or left out. He can't talk much either because of his hybrid status and so cannot interact easily with others. He is treated kindly by his adopted family, though, and eventually, eventually with Ayla's help, he [[spoiler: learns how to communicate non-verbally and is accepted by the whole Lion Camp]].Camp.
* ButtMonkey: His mother [[DeathByChildbirth died in childbirth]] and it's hinted [[DisappearedDad his father may have died before that]], he spends most of his life being shunned or mocked and called an abomination abomination, and suffers from a heart condition [[spoiler: that eventually kills him]].him]].
* DeathOfAChild: [[spoiler: He dies towards the end of ''The Mammoth Hunters'', in one of the biggest {{Tearjerker}}s]] in the series]].



* HappilyAdopted: By Nezzie and Talut.
* HeartWarmingOrphan
* IllBoy: Mostly at the beginning and and end of the third book.
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler: Towards the end of ''The Mammoth Hunters'', in one of the biggest [[TearJerker Tearjerkers]] in the series]].
* LittlestCancerPatient: Played straight, although technically, he's got a heart condition, not cancer. [[spoiler: He eventually dies from it, and the entire Camp, even including Wolf, is heartbroken]].
* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth: [[spoiler: Played straight all the way]].

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* GeneticMemory: It's revealed he can access the Clan's racial memories, on account of his mother being a Clan woman.
* HappilyAdopted: By Nezzie and Talut.
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Talut. Although the rest of his life is difficult, Talut and Nezzie treat him like their son and he obviously loves them.
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* IllBoy: Mostly at the beginning and and end of the third book.
* KilledOffForReal:
He suffers a heart condition that gives him breathing problems. Ayla is able to treat it with a herbal remedy, [[spoiler: Towards but in the end of ''The Mammoth Hunters'', in one of the biggest [[TearJerker Tearjerkers]] in the series]].
it's not enough to save him]].
* LittlestCancerPatient: Played straight, although technically, technically he's got a heart condition, not cancer. [[spoiler: He eventually dies from it, and the entire Camp, even including Wolf, is heartbroken]].
* MommasBoy: Though he loves both his adopted parents, he is especially close to Nezzie. One of the first Clan signs he makes is to her, with Ayla explaining he he called her "mother".
* TheSilentBob: He's unable to vocalise much because he's half-Clan, but Ayla discovers he has the Clan's inherited memories for their sign language. She starts teaching (or rather ''reminding'') him how to use Clan signs and teaches them to the rest of the Lion Camp, allowing him to communicate that way.
* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth: [[spoiler: Played straight all the way]].He's a sweet, but sickly little boy who is unfairly ostracized for being a 'child of mixed spirits' and only ever wanted to be accepted, eventually dying from a heart condition he was born with]].
* YouRemindMeOfX: In some ways, he reminds Ayla of her son, Durc, especially as he was also half-Clan, half-Cro Magnon.



* GoldDigger: The Stone Age equivalent. He wants Ayla to be his mate mostly because of her abilities as a hunter, healer and novice shaman would increase his own status. To his credit, [[AtLeastIAdmitIt he's at least honest about it]]. Ayla never seriously considers him, though, as she wants to be loved more than anything else.



A Mamutoi hunter who is a distant cousin of Tholie's, who becomes Serenio's second mate.

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Talut's mate, mother of Danug, Latie and Rugie, and adoptive mother of Rydag.

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Talut's mate, mother of Danug, Latie and Rugie, and adoptive mother of Rydag. She's also the sister of Wymez and aunt to Ranec.



Ranec's father. A carver of the Lion Camp, who once went on a journey to Africa and met Ranec's mother there.

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* TheGhost: He never appears in person but is mentioned in ''The Plains of Passage''.
* HappilyMarried: Serenio willingly moved in with the Mamutio to mate him and they are very happy together.
* LoveAtFirstSight: It's said he was instantly taken with Serenio the moment he laid eyes on her.
* SecondLove: To Serenio. After her first mate died, she fell in love with Jondalar, but she [[AllLoveIsUnrequited knew he didn't feel the same way]]. Gulec, on the other hand, fully returns her love and everyone says that she "lights up" in his presence and is happier than she's been in years.


* FantasticRacism: Towards 'flatheads' and [[HalfBreedDiscrimination those of mixed spirits]], although some people, in particular the Lion Camp are more tolerant of them.
* ThemeNaming: The Mamutoi often have names ending in "ec" for men and "ie" for women. Names with only two syllables are also quite common.

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* FantasticRacism: Towards 'flatheads' FacialMarkings: Fully-trained mamuts have tattoos on one of their cheeks.
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* ThemeNaming: FantasticRacism: Towards 'flatheads' and [[HalfBreedDiscrimination those of mixed spirits]], although some people, in particular the Lion Camp eventually, are more tolerant of them.
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* OddNameOut: Vincavec is one of the few Mamutoi characters whose name has more than two syllables.

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