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!!Works by Lloyd Alexander with their own trope page include:

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!!Works by Lloyd Alexander with their own trope page include:!!Alexander's list of works:



* ''Literature/TheIronRing''
* ''Literature/TheArkadians''
* ''Literature/{{Vesper Holly}}'' series
* ''Literature/TheRopeTrick''
* ''Literature/TheCatWhoWishedToBeAMan''
* ''Literature/GypsyRizka''
* ''Literature/TheFortuneTellers''
* ''Literature/TheFirstTwoLivesOfLukasKasha''
* ''Literature/TheWizardInTheTree''
* ''Literature/TheMarvelousMisadventuresOfSebastian''
* ''Literature/TheGawgonAndTheBoy''
* ''Literature/TheTownCatsAndOtherStories''



!!Other works by Lloyd Alexander provide examples of:

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!!Other works !!Works by Lloyd Alexander provide examples of:


%%* TheGoodChancellor



** In Literature/TheRemarkableJourneyOfPrinceJen, it's implied that Prince Jen's father doesn't do much, at least partially because his corrupt chancellors perpetually keep him oblivious. Prince Jen is growing up to be the same, but when the wise man, Master Wu, enters the royal court (and evades guards who want to punish him for such a brazen act) and tells him of a utopian kingdom ruled by the wise Yuan-Ming, Jen and his father agree that Jen must go there, learn from him, and become this trope.

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** In Literature/TheRemarkableJourneyOfPrinceJen, ''Literature/TheRemarkableJourneyOfPrinceJen'', it's implied that Prince Jen's father doesn't do much, at least partially because his corrupt chancellors perpetually keep him oblivious. Prince Jen is growing up to be the same, but when the wise man, Master Wu, enters the royal court (and evades guards who want to punish him for such a brazen act) and tells him of a utopian kingdom ruled by the wise Yuan-Ming, Jen and his father agree that Jen must go there, learn from him, and become this trope.



* TheGoodChancellor


* ActionGirl: A staple of Alexander's writing. Most of his female protagoinists fall under this trope in some way or another; even the ones who don't show much prowess of the battlefield tend to be {{Plucky Girl}}s with more wits and courage than most of the male characters.

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* ActionGirl: A staple of Alexander's writing. Most of his female protagoinists protagonists fall under this trope in some way or another; even the ones who don't show much prowess of the battlefield tend to be {{Plucky Girl}}s with more wits and courage than most of the male characters.


* {{Expy}}: Unbeknownst to most fans, Eilonwy from the Prydain cycle appears to be based on Princess Diahan from ''Time Cat''. Just like Eilonwy, Diahan has red hair and a fiery temper, [[DoesNotLikeShoes goes around in sandals]], stamps her foot when she's angry with something, and refuses to speak to the main character when he does something disagreeble... except to remind him, several times, that she's not speaking to him.

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* {{Expy}}: Unbeknownst to most fans, Eilonwy from the Prydain cycle appears to be based on Princess Diahan from ''Time Cat''. Just like Eilonwy, Diahan has red hair and a fiery temper, is something of a {{Cuckoosnarker}}, [[DoesNotLikeShoes goes around in sandals]], stamps her foot when she's angry with something, and refuses to speak to the main character (with whom she shares considerable ShipTease) when he does something disagreeble... except to remind him, several times, that she's not speaking to him.

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* {{Expy}}: Unbeknownst to most fans, Eilonwy from the Prydain cycle appears to be based on Princess Diahan from ''Time Cat''. Just like Eilonwy, Diahan has red hair and a fiery temper, [[DoesNotLikeShoes goes around in sandals]], stamps her foot when she's angry with something, and refuses to speak to the main character when he does something disagreeble... except to remind him, several times, that she's not speaking to him.

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* HeroesWantRedheads: Eilonwy, Mickle, Joy-in-the-Dance, and Diahan are all redheaded {{action girl}}s found attractive by the male leads in their respective stories (Prydain, Westmark, Arkadians, and Time Cat respectively).

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* RoyalWe: In ''he Marvelous Misadventures of Sebastian'', princess Isabel speaks like this.


Lloyd Alexander (1924-2007) was an American writer of children's fantasy novels, best known for the HighFantasy ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfPrydain''. Other works include ''The Arkadians'', ''Literature/TimeCat'', ''Literature/TheGoldenDreamOfCarloChuchio'', ''The Illyrian Adventure'' and the ''Literature/{{Westmark}}'' trilogy.

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Lloyd Chudley Alexander (1924-2007) (January 30, 1924 May 17, 2007) was an American writer of children's fantasy novels, best known for the HighFantasy ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfPrydain''. Other works include ''The Arkadians'', ''Literature/TimeCat'', ''Literature/TheGoldenDreamOfCarloChuchio'', ''The Illyrian Adventure'' and the ''Literature/{{Westmark}}'' trilogy.

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* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: Most of the books, though ''The IronRing'' stands out.


* GuileHero: Most of Alexanders work will feature at least one of these, sometimes as a main protagonist and sometimes as an important supporting character.

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* GuileHero: Most of Alexanders Alexander's work will feature at least one of these, sometimes as a main protagonist and sometimes as an important supporting character.


* WarIsHell: A very common theme in the books. While you do get a few characters who go on about glory in battle, many a young Alexander protagonist discovers too late that war is ''not'' great or glorious.

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* WarIsHell: A very common theme in the books. While you do get a few characters who go on about glory in battle, and fighting is sometimes portrayed as a necessary, many a young Alexander protagonist discovers too late that war is ''not'' great or glorious.


* {{Pride}}: A very common FatalFlaw in characters from Alexander's works. A ''lot'' of trouble could have been avoided if the hero or heroin hadn't allowed their pride to overcome their rational thinking, and quite a few antagonists meet their downfall because they're too proud to see that they're headed for the fall.

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* {{Pride}}: A very common FatalFlaw in characters from Alexander's works. A ''lot'' of trouble could have been avoided if the hero or heroin heroine hadn't allowed their pride to overcome their rational thinking, and quite a few antagonists meet their downfall because they're too proud to see that they're headed for the fall.

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* {{Pride}}: A very common FatalFlaw in characters from Alexander's works. A ''lot'' of trouble could have been avoided if the hero or heroin hadn't allowed their pride to overcome their rational thinking, and quite a few antagonists meet their downfall because they're too proud to see that they're headed for the fall.


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* WarIsHell: A very common theme in the books. While you do get a few characters who go on about glory in battle, many a young Alexander protagonist discovers too late that war is ''not'' great or glorious.

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* ActionGirl: A staple of Alexander's writing. Most of his female protagoinists fall under this trope in some way or another; even the ones who don't show much prowess of the battlefield tend to be {{Plucky Girl}}s with more wits and courage than most of the male characters.


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* GuileHero: Most of Alexanders work will feature at least one of these, sometimes as a main protagonist and sometimes as an important supporting character.

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