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** The horse that shows up at the end wasn't magic. It was the horse from the wagon carrying the first girl to be sacrificed. It was wandering around, avoiding the dragon, and came out when it saw some friendly looking people!
** Elspeth had hundreds of clay tablets with her name on them created in less than 24 hours. She obviously had help, and you can bet a lot of people agreed with her that the lottery was unfair.
** The fiery lake was a nice touch. Then you remember that Vermithrax is an elderly dragon, and implied to be decrepit, if large, by dragon standards. Then you remember that Vermithrax has heat-resistant scales. It's possible Vermithrax either chose the burning lake for its lair/[[spoiler: nest]] because it would soothe the aches and pains from the dragon's dotage, or Vermithrax made the fiery lake that way.

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* FridgeBrilliance:
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The horse that shows up at the end wasn't magic. It was the horse from the wagon carrying the first girl to be sacrificed. It was wandering around, avoiding the dragon, and came out when it saw some friendly looking people!
** * Elspeth had hundreds of clay tablets with her name on them created in less than 24 hours. She obviously had help, and you can bet a lot of people agreed with her that the lottery was unfair.
** * The fiery lake was a nice touch. Then you remember that Vermithrax is an elderly dragon, and implied to be decrepit, if large, by dragon standards. Then you remember that Vermithrax has heat-resistant scales. It's possible Vermithrax either chose the burning lake for its lair/[[spoiler: nest]] because it would soothe the aches and pains from the dragon's dotage, or Vermithrax made the fiery lake that way.way.
* The film hints at Vermithrax's biology with the long inhale of air. There is probably a dual mechanism in its throat that ignites -- and the expelled air thrusts the superheated air out.


* One of the villagers sent to Ulrich refers to him as a 'Necromancer' which seems like a very odd moniker for the kindly old conjurer- [[BackFromTheDead until he pulls a Lazarus]] during their direst hour with his SoulJar carried by Galen, his pupil. [[ThanatosGambit It was his ploy all along so he could challenge the dragon.]]

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* One of the villagers sent to Ulrich refers to him as a 'Necromancer' which seems like a very odd moniker for the kindly old conjurer- [[BackFromTheDead until he pulls a Lazarus]] during their direst hour with his SoulJar carried by Galen, his pupil. [[ThanatosGambit [[MyDeathIsJustTheBeginning It was his ploy all along so he could challenge the dragon.]]

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* One of the villagers sent to Ulrich refers to him as a 'Necromancer' which seems like a very odd moniker for the kindly old conjurer- [[BackFromTheDead until he pulls a Lazarus]] during their direst hour with his SoulJar carried by Galen, his pupil. [[ThanatosGambit It was his ploy all along so he could challenge the dragon.]]


*** The spear was made to kill Dragons. Tyrian was TheDragon.

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*** The spear was made to kill Dragons. Tyrian was TheDragon.


* Some complain that if Galen simply had sex with Valerian, she'd be spared from the Lottery. However, "virgin" in the Middle Age setting context may just mean a woman below a certain age, since if being a ''virgin'' was a qualification, it's pretty obvious other girls in the village would have thought of that escape clause far earlier. Besides, Vermithrax is not a god - she is a mother feeding her young and herself. Doubtful she'd care if the food had sex or not (it's also unlikely that Vermithrax would be able to tell]].

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* Some complain that if Galen simply had sex with Valerian, she'd be spared from the Lottery. However, "virgin" in the Middle Age setting context may just mean a woman below a certain age, since if being a ''virgin'' was a qualification, it's pretty obvious other girls in the village would have thought of that escape clause far earlier. Besides, Vermithrax is not a god - she is a mother feeding her young and herself. Doubtful she'd care if the food had sex or not (it's also unlikely that Vermithrax would be able to tell]].tell).



* FridgeBrilliance: the horse that shows up at the end wasn't magic. It was the horse from the wagon carrying the first girl to be sacrificed. It was wandering around, avoiding the dragon, and came out when it saw some friendly looking people!
* Elspeth had hundreds of clay tablets with her name on them created in less than 24 hours. She obviously had help, and you can bet a lot of people agreed with her that the lottery was unfair.
* The fiery lake was a nice touch. Then you remember that Vermithrax is an elderly dragon, and implied to be decrepit, if large, by dragon standards. Then you remember that Vermithrax has heat-resistant scales. It's possible Vermithrax either chose the burning lake for its lair/[[spoiler: nest]] because it would soothe the aches and pains from the dragon's dotage, or Vermithrax made the fiery lake that way.

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* FridgeBrilliance: the FridgeBrilliance:
** The
horse that shows up at the end wasn't magic. It was the horse from the wagon carrying the first girl to be sacrificed. It was wandering around, avoiding the dragon, and came out when it saw some friendly looking people!
* ** Elspeth had hundreds of clay tablets with her name on them created in less than 24 hours. She obviously had help, and you can bet a lot of people agreed with her that the lottery was unfair.
* ** The fiery lake was a nice touch. Then you remember that Vermithrax is an elderly dragon, and implied to be decrepit, if large, by dragon standards. Then you remember that Vermithrax has heat-resistant scales. It's possible Vermithrax either chose the burning lake for its lair/[[spoiler: nest]] because it would soothe the aches and pains from the dragon's dotage, or Vermithrax made the fiery lake that way.


* Some complain that if Galen simply had sex with Valerian, she'd be spared from the Lottery. However, "virgin" in the Middle Age setting context may just mean a woman below a certain age, since if being a ''virgin'' was a qualification, it's pretty obvious other girls in the village would have thought of that escape clause far earlier. Besides, Vermithrax is not a god - she is a mother feeding her young and herself. Doubtful she'd care if the food had sex or not.

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* Some complain that if Galen simply had sex with Valerian, she'd be spared from the Lottery. However, "virgin" in the Middle Age setting context may just mean a woman below a certain age, since if being a ''virgin'' was a qualification, it's pretty obvious other girls in the village would have thought of that escape clause far earlier. Besides, Vermithrax is not a god - she is a mother feeding her young and herself. Doubtful she'd care if the food had sex or not.not (it's also unlikely that Vermithrax would be able to tell]].



** In the novelization it's explained that Valerian's own mother was selected by the lottery and sacrificed to the dragon. Either the lottery officials were not too particular about the definition of "virgin", or they knew of potential virgin sacrifices getting themselves deflowered to try and avoid it/adjusted the selection criteria accordingly when they found out.

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** In the novelization it's explained that Valerian's own mother was selected by the lottery and sacrificed to the dragon. Either the lottery officials were not too particular about the definition of "virgin", or they chose non-virgins at times because they knew of potential virgin sacrifices getting themselves deflowered to try and avoid it/adjusted the selection criteria accordingly when they found out.



* Elspeth had hundreds of clay tablets with her name on them created in less than 24 hours. She obviously had help, and you can bet a lot of people agreed with her that the lottery was unfair.

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* Elspeth had hundreds of clay tablets with her name on them created in less than 24 hours. She obviously had help, and you can bet a lot of people agreed with her that the lottery was unfair.unfair.
* The fiery lake was a nice touch. Then you remember that Vermithrax is an elderly dragon, and implied to be decrepit, if large, by dragon standards. Then you remember that Vermithrax has heat-resistant scales. It's possible Vermithrax either chose the burning lake for its lair/[[spoiler: nest]] because it would soothe the aches and pains from the dragon's dotage, or Vermithrax made the fiery lake that way.


* FridgeBrilliance: the horse that shows up at the end wasn't magic. It was the horse from the wagon carrying the first girl to be sacrificed. It was wandering around, avoiding the dragon, and came out when it saw some friendly looking people!

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* FridgeBrilliance: the horse that shows up at the end wasn't magic. It was the horse from the wagon carrying the first girl to be sacrificed. It was wandering around, avoiding the dragon, and came out when it saw some friendly looking people!people!
* Elspeth had hundreds of clay tablets with her name on them created in less than 24 hours. She obviously had help, and you can bet a lot of people agreed with her that the lottery was unfair.


** In the novelization it's explained that Valerian's own mother was selected by the lottery and sacrificed to the dragon. Either the lottery officials were not too particular about the definition of "virgin", or [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy they knew of potential virgin sacrifices getting themselves deflowered to try and avoid it/adjusted the selection criteria accordingly when they found out]].

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** In the novelization it's explained that Valerian's own mother was selected by the lottery and sacrificed to the dragon. Either the lottery officials were not too particular about the definition of "virgin", or [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy they knew of potential virgin sacrifices getting themselves deflowered to try and avoid it/adjusted the selection criteria accordingly when they found out]].out.


** In the novelization it's explained that Valerian's own mother was selected by the lottery and sacrificed to the dragon. Either the lottery officials were not too particular about the definition of "virgin", or [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy they knew of potential virgin sacrifices getting themselves deflowered to try and avoid it, and adjusted the selection criteria accordingly when they found out]].

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** In the novelization it's explained that Valerian's own mother was selected by the lottery and sacrificed to the dragon. Either the lottery officials were not too particular about the definition of "virgin", or [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy they knew of potential virgin sacrifices getting themselves deflowered to try and avoid it, and adjusted it/adjusted the selection criteria accordingly when they found out]].


** In the novelization it's explained that Valerian's own mother was selected by the lottery and sacrificed to the dragon. Either the lottery officials are not too particular about the definition of "virgin", or [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy they knew of potential virgin sacrifices getting themselves deflowered to try and avoid it, and adjusted the selection criteria accordingly when they found out]].

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** In the novelization it's explained that Valerian's own mother was selected by the lottery and sacrificed to the dragon. Either the lottery officials are were not too particular about the definition of "virgin", or [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy they knew of potential virgin sacrifices getting themselves deflowered to try and avoid it, and adjusted the selection criteria accordingly when they found out]].


** If only girls are served to it... Vermithrax probably thought the priest was a nice meal, too.

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** If only *** Only girls are were served to it... it. There's no indicator that Vermithrax probably thought the priest was a nice meal, too.chose only to eat women or even just virgins.



** In the novelization it's explained that Valerian's own mother was selected by the lottery and sacrificed to the dragon. Apparently the lottery officials are not too particular about the definition of "virgin."

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** In the novelization it's explained that Valerian's own mother was selected by the lottery and sacrificed to the dragon. Apparently Either the lottery officials are not too particular about the definition of "virgin.""virgin", or [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy they knew of potential virgin sacrifices getting themselves deflowered to try and avoid it, and adjusted the selection criteria accordingly when they found out]].



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** In the novelization it's explained that Valerian's own mother was selected by the lottery and sacrificed to the dragon. Apparently the lottery officials are not too particular about the definition of "virgin."


*** Also, guess how young the girls would be if older teens ''did'' have sex? Would you rather offer up a teenager or a little girl?

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*** Also, guess how young the girls would be if older teens ''did'' have sex? Would you rather offer up a teenager or a little girl?girl?

* FridgeBrilliance: the horse that shows up at the end wasn't magic. It was the horse from the wagon carrying the first girl to be sacrificed. It was wandering around, avoiding the dragon, and came out when it saw some friendly looking people!


*** Also, guess how young the girls would be if older women ''didn't'' have sex? Would you rather offer up a teenager or a little girl?

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*** Also, guess how young the girls would be if older women ''didn't'' teens ''did'' have sex? Would you rather offer up a teenager or a little girl?


** If only girls are served to it... Vermithrax probably thought the priest was a nice meal, too.

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** If only girls are served to it... Vermithrax probably thought the priest was a nice meal, too.too.
*** Also, guess how young the girls would be if older women ''didn't'' have sex? Would you rather offer up a teenager or a little girl?

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