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* Mevolent's three generals during the war represent the three types of evil on the CharacterAlignment scale. Serpine is NeutralEvil, Baron Vengeous is LawfulEvil and Lord Vile is ChaoticEvil. Knowing [[OneOfUs Landy]], this is probably not a coincidence.

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* Mevolent's three generals during the war represent the three types of evil on the CharacterAlignment scale. Serpine is NeutralEvil, Baron Vengeous is LawfulEvil and Lord Vile is ChaoticEvil. Knowing [[OneOfUs [[JustForFun/OneOfUs Landy]], this is probably not a coincidence.


** Maybe its a Necromancer thing. They don't usually leave their temple during their training years, so combat and concealment shouldn't be an issue. Maybe everyone gets a ring to start with, and after their surge they figure out what works best for them.

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** Maybe its a Necromancer thing. They don't usually leave their temple during their training years, so combat and concealment shouldn't be an issue. Maybe everyone gets a ring to start with, and after their surge they figure out what works best for them. And the Necromancers are very concerned with their image, they are pretty much required to be ''scary'' and traditional, implanted objects might just not be a thing that is done.

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** Maybe its a Necromancer thing. They don't usually leave their temple during their training years, so combat and concealment shouldn't be an issue. Maybe everyone gets a ring to start with, and after their surge they figure out what works best for them.



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* Lord Vile's name absolutely drips with ObviouslyEvil to the point of being a cliché EvilOverlord name. [[spoiler: Then you remember he's Skulduggery's SuperpoweredEvilSide created by his rage and hate. Lord Vile was the name he took to bury Skulduggery Pleasant, but deep down, Skulduggery was still a part of him. He took such an ObviouslyEvil name to reflect what he knew deep down he had become: a monster.]]


* Go back and [[RewatchBonus re-read}]] the first few books and see how many times the phrase "like a voice in my head" pops up, or when times when the narration seems to speak to Valkyrie. [[spoiler: [[EarlyBirdCameo Darquesse has been showing up since book 1.]]]]

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* Go back and [[RewatchBonus re-read}]] re-read]] the first few books and see how many times the phrase "like a voice in my head" pops up, or when times when the narration seems to speak to Valkyrie. [[spoiler: [[EarlyBirdCameo Darquesse has been showing up since book 1.]]]]


** Necromancy also has been noted to come very easy to Val, and she likes to fight the quick and dirty way, using the easiest methods at her disposal.

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** Necromancy also has been noted to come very easy to Val, and she likes to fight the quick and dirty way, using the easiest methods at her disposal.disposal.
*What would happen if the reflection got, say, a haircut and Valkyrie didn't? In all of the illustrations, Val's hair is identical, but it would have grown at some point, and her parents must have said at some point "OK, Steph, you're hair's way too long. You need a haircut. But then Valkyrie would come home from fireball practice and they'd have thought, OK, your hair's growing suspiciously quickly..."


* Go back and [[RewatchBonus re-read}]] the first few books and see how many times the phrase "like a voice in my head" pops up, or when times when the narration seems to speak to Valkyrie. [[EarlyBirdCameo Darquesse has been showing up since book 1.]]


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* Go back and [[RewatchBonus re-read}]] the first few books and see how many times the phrase "like a voice in my head" pops up, or when times when the narration seems to speak to Valkyrie. [[spoiler: [[EarlyBirdCameo Darquesse has been showing up since book 1.]]

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** However, ''The Dying of the Light'' reveals that [[spoiler: the mysterious voice in Valkyrie's head may not necessarily be connected to Darquesse.]]




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\n* Go back and [[RewatchBonus re-read}]] the first few books and see how many times the phrase "like a voice in my head" pops up, or when times when the narration seems to speak to Valkyrie. [[EarlyBirdCameo Darquesse has been showing up since book 1.]]




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* Mevolent's three generals during the war represent the three types of evil on the CharacterAlignment scale. Serpine is NeutralEvil, Baron Vengeous is LawfulEvil and Lord Vile is ChaoticEvil. Knowing [[OneOfUs Landy]], this is probably not a coincidence.



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* China's decision to make a spell (or whatever) that prompts everyone to fall in love with her makes a lot more sense when we [[AllLoveIsUnrequited find out about her romantic history.]]



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* Somewhere in between Fridge Heartwarming and Fridge Tearjerker, but Anton Shudder's "I prefer hugs" comment in "Last Stand of Dead Men" makes a lot more sense if you think about Larrikin's failed attempt to hug him in the backstory.

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*** I'm pretty sure it's mentioned somewhere that Elemental magic '''does''' take at least a lifetime to become competent in, and in the first book Skulduggery says that most sorcerers choose Adept magic because "it's more immediately powerful." Skulduggery had absolutely nothing else to do except practise magic (well, and be tortured) when he was [[spoiler: in the Faceless Ones' dimension]] and it still took him about a year to learn how to fly.


** Valkyrie is notorious for not practicing her skills like she should, and being over confident about it. She also has a bit of a problem with panicking in a fight—desperately rummaging for a ring doesn't require any concentration at all, but sending out a fireball does. [[FridgeBrilliance That's actually why she favors necromancy, because she's able to use it more as a blunt weapon while elemental magic needs some thought put into it.]] Besides which, she's practicing two different schools of magic, which divides her focus somewhat. And, many of the characters that display powerful magic skills have very long lifespans to practice from—maybe magic is just really hard to learn.

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** Valkyrie is notorious for not practicing her skills like she should, and being over confident about it. She also has a bit of a problem with panicking in a fight—desperately rummaging for a ring doesn't require any concentration at all, but sending out a fireball does. [[FridgeBrilliance That's actually why she favors necromancy, because she's able to use it more as a blunt weapon while elemental magic needs some thought put into it.]] Besides which, she's practicing two different schools of magic, which divides her focus somewhat. And, many of the characters that display powerful magic skills have very long lifespans to practice from—maybe magic is just really hard to learn.learn.
** Necromancy also has been noted to come very easy to Val, and she likes to fight the quick and dirty way, using the easiest methods at her disposal.

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* [[spoiler: During Moore's fight with Valkyrie he at some point throws her on her bed. If you read the next part slowly, it reads as if Moore tried to ''rape'' her]]


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* Returning to a previous point, why actually a ring, that can be easily misplaced or snatched? Why not, say, a collar or a steel bracelett? Why not an item that is implanted into the body?


* How comes it is '''still''' so hard for Valkyrie to use her ElementalPowers? In Book 6, she is attacked by Moore and cannot use it! At some point she even has time to rummage through her clothes for the necromancer ring, but still cannot concentrate enought for a fireball!

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* How comes it is '''still''' so hard for Valkyrie to use her ElementalPowers? In Book 6, she is attacked by Moore and cannot use it! At some point she even has time to rummage through her clothes for the necromancer ring, but still cannot concentrate enought for a fireball!fireball!
** Valkyrie is notorious for not practicing her skills like she should, and being over confident about it. She also has a bit of a problem with panicking in a fight—desperately rummaging for a ring doesn't require any concentration at all, but sending out a fireball does. [[FridgeBrilliance That's actually why she favors necromancy, because she's able to use it more as a blunt weapon while elemental magic needs some thought put into it.]] Besides which, she's practicing two different schools of magic, which divides her focus somewhat. And, many of the characters that display powerful magic skills have very long lifespans to practice from—maybe magic is just really hard to learn.

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