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* BothOrderAndChaosAreDangerous: The main enemies of the book are the Evil Librarians, who are obsessed with order. [[spoiler:However, they turn out to be right that giving Smedry talents to everyone, as Attica Smedry wants to do, would result in catastrophe.]]

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** Played straight in book 5, when [[spoiler: Attica gives himself up to Biblioden as a human sacrifice to save his son]].


* GuysSmashGirlsShoot: Averted with Alcatraz and Bastille. Bastille tends to smash things apart with her huge Crystin sword, while Alcatraz, being infinitely more squishy than a super-powered teenage girl, prefers to hang back as the strategist or adopt more cunning solutions to his problems.

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* GuysSmashGirlsShoot: Averted with Alcatraz and Bastille. Bastille tends to smash things apart with her huge Crystin sword, while Alcatraz, being infinitely more squishy than a super-powered teenage girl, prefers to hang back as the strategist or adopt more cunning solutions to his problems. In addition, his main weapons are Oculatory lenses, where the offensive ones shoot rays of various substances at the target.


* DownerEnding: The fifth book ends with [[spoiler:Biblioden completing a ritual by killing Alcatraz's father (offered up by Alcatraz himself due to cowardice), Grandpa Smedry dead, the massive assault on the Hushlands covered up, and Biblioden's plans continuing without a hitch]]. Alcatraz is insensate by the end of it, and absolutely refuses to write any more. [[spoiler:On a brighter note, the very end of the book is a letter from Bastille, saying that Grandpa Smedry managed to survive by reclaiming his Talent at the last second to arrive late to the bullet (though it will kill him sooner rather than later), and that she'll be writing the last book in the series. And she signs it "Bastille Smedry."]]

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* DownerEnding: The fifth book ends with [[spoiler:Biblioden completing a ritual by killing Alcatraz's father (offered up by Alcatraz himself due because he was afraid to cowardice), die), Grandpa Smedry dead, the massive assault on the Hushlands covered up, and Biblioden's plans continuing without a hitch]]. Alcatraz is insensate by the end of it, and absolutely refuses to write any more. [[spoiler:On a brighter note, the very end of the book is a letter from Bastille, saying that Grandpa Smedry managed to survive by reclaiming his Talent at the last second to arrive late to the bullet (though it will kill him sooner rather than later), and that she'll be writing the last book in the series. And she signs it "Bastille Smedry."]]



* GameChanger: Atticus's findings in the fourth book, leading him to believe he can [[spoiler:give everyone a Smedry talent]] leads to [[spoiler:Alcatraz teaming up with his evil librarian mother to stop his father from bringing about the end of the world.]]

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* GameChanger: Atticus's Attica's findings in the fourth third book, leading which lead him to believe he can [[spoiler:give everyone a Smedry talent]] leads to talent]]. This results in [[spoiler:Alcatraz teaming up with his evil librarian mother in the fifth book to stop his father from bringing about the end of the world.]]


* BunnyEaredLawyer: Just about every Smedry. They're smart and mostly academics, but they're... well, Smedrys.

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* BunnyEaredLawyer: BunnyEarsLawyer: Just about every Smedry. They're smart and mostly academics, but they're... well, Smedrys.



* CerberusRetcon: The book's tendencies to go on long rambles before returning to the plot takes a dark atmosphere when Alcatraz himself admits that he's making the books longer to avoid getting to the AwfulTruth.

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* CerberusRetcon: CerebusRetcon: The book's tendencies to go on long rambles before returning to the plot takes a dark atmosphere when Alcatraz himself admits that he's making the books longer to avoid getting to the AwfulTruth.


* CulturalPosturing: Free Kingdomers are ''convinced'' that every piece of technology they use is superior to the Hushlands equivalent. This extends to considering stairs more advanced than elevators ([[InsaneTrollLogic people can go up and down a flight of stairs at the same time, while an elevator can only go in one direction!]]). Sometimes justified by the fact that Free Kingdoms technology tend to be more advanced than it seems - e.g., torches that never burn out and that spread heat if and only if you want them to ''are'' arguably better than electric lights. Sometimes semi-justified by Free Kingdomers not actually knowing that much about the Hushlands and assuming that their technology haven't advanced since the middle ages - e.g., they think swords are superior to guns because to them a "gun" is something like a flintlock pistol and a "sword" is a silimatic AbsurdlySharpBlade. A lot of the time, though, it's simply that Free Kingdomers absolutely refuse to believe that Librarian slave-states could ''ever'' do anything as well as them.

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* CulturalPosturing: Free Kingdomers are ''convinced'' that every piece of technology they use is superior to the Hushlands equivalent. This extends to considering stairs more advanced than elevators ([[InsaneTrollLogic people can go up and down a flight of stairs at the same time, while an elevator can only go in one direction!]]). Sometimes justified by the fact that Free Kingdoms technology tend to be more advanced than it seems - e.seems--e.g., torches that never burn out and that spread heat if and only if you want them to ''are'' arguably better than electric lights. Sometimes semi-justified by Free Kingdomers not actually knowing that much about the Hushlands and assuming that their technology haven't advanced since the middle ages - e.ages--e.g., they think swords are superior to guns because to them a "gun" is something like a flintlock pistol and a "sword" is a silimatic AbsurdlySharpBlade. A lot of the time, though, it's simply that Free Kingdomers absolutely refuse to believe that Librarian slave-states could ''ever'' do anything as well as them.



* DepartmentOfChildDisservices: Alcatraz's child services worker was always telling him how useless he was. [[spoiler: Turns out she was his mother. And she's the nicer of his parents]].

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* DepartmentOfChildDisservices: Alcatraz's child services worker was always telling him how useless he was. [[spoiler: Turns [[spoiler:Turns out she was his mother. And she's the nicer of his parents]].



** Ms. Fletcher/[[spoiler: Shasta Smedry]] sees herself as the OnlySaneWoman trying to maintain the peace between two warring factions she sees, [[GoldenMeanFallacy against all evidence,]] as [[NotSoDifferent equally good or bad]].
** [[spoiler: Attica Smedry]] wants to unleash forces that could cause TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt, because he thinks that that will [[WellIntentionedExtremist break the Librarians' control]] and [[GlorySeeker make everyone adore him as the hero who saved the Free Kingdoms.]]
** Biblioden wants a WorldOfSilence where nothing strange or irregular is allowed to exist. He is clearly shown to be the worst of the three - while Alkatraz grudgingly admits that the first two [[AntiVillain means well in their own way and have some degree of human feelings,]] the sight of Biblioden's soul ''horrifies'' him. [[spoiler: Biblioden is also the one who stands victorious at the end of the book, having killed Attica and stolen his research for his own ends.]]

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** Ms. Fletcher/[[spoiler: Shasta Fletcher/[[spoiler:Shasta Smedry]] sees herself as the OnlySaneWoman trying to maintain the peace between two warring factions she sees, [[GoldenMeanFallacy against all evidence,]] as [[NotSoDifferent equally good or bad]].
** [[spoiler: Attica [[spoiler:Attica Smedry]] wants to unleash forces that could cause TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt, because he thinks that that will [[WellIntentionedExtremist break the Librarians' control]] and [[GlorySeeker make everyone adore him as the hero who saved the Free Kingdoms.]]
** Biblioden wants a WorldOfSilence where nothing strange or irregular is allowed to exist. He is clearly shown to be the worst of the three - while Alkatraz three--while Alcatraz grudgingly admits that the first two [[AntiVillain means well in their own way and have some degree of human feelings,]] the sight of Biblioden's soul ''horrifies'' him. [[spoiler: Biblioden [[spoiler:Biblioden is also the one who stands victorious at the end of the book, having killed Attica and stolen his research for his own ends.]]



* ForegoneConclusion: Will Alcatraz Smedry be sacrificed by Evil Librarians? Will he be killed by a Dark Oculator? Will he die when he breaks his own flying dragon ship? Will he be killed in the deadly pit filled with sharks who are wielding chainsaws with killer kittens stapled to them? Of course not, because he's still alive to tell the story. The suspense comes from finding out how he overcomes obstacles and whether or not anyone else dies. [[spoiler: [[BlatantLies Of course, Bastille totally dies at the end of book 2.]]]]

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* ForegoneConclusion: Will Alcatraz Smedry be sacrificed by Evil Librarians? Will he be killed by a Dark Oculator? Will he die when he breaks his own flying dragon ship? Will he be killed in the deadly pit filled with sharks who are wielding chainsaws with killer kittens stapled to them? Of course not, because he's still alive to tell the story. The suspense comes from finding out how he overcomes obstacles and whether or not anyone else dies. [[spoiler: [[BlatantLies [[spoiler:[[BlatantLies Of course, Bastille totally dies at the end of book 2.]]]]



* FunWithAcronyms: In the second book, Kaz's swearing follows a nut theme—hazelnut, nutmeg, National Union of Teachers…



* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Kaz uses "Rocky Mountain oysters" as an expletive. While this doesn't seem to go with his use of nuts as curses throughout the rest of the book, some people may know that Rocky Mountain oysters refer to an [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rocky_Mountain_oysters entirely different type of nut]]. Also, in the fifth book the chapters were "allowed to name themselves," all except chapter four. Alcatraz claims he had to put his foot down an veto the extra "O" in the middle of its chosen name. The chapter title? Bob.

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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: Kaz uses "Rocky Mountain oysters" as an expletive. While this doesn't seem to go with his use of nuts as curses throughout the rest of the book, some people may know that Rocky Mountain oysters refer to are an [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rocky_Mountain_oysters entirely different type of nut]]. Also, in the fifth book the chapters were "allowed to name themselves," all except chapter four. Alcatraz claims he had to put his foot down an veto the extra "O" in the middle of its chosen name. The chapter title? Bob.



* HiddenAgendaVillain: Not even the other Librarians seem sure what Ms. Fletcher is up to, but Alcatraz assumes it's nothing good. [[spoiler: Finding out she's his mother, Shasta Smedry, just makes her mysterious motives ''harder'' to deal with.]]

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* HiddenAgendaVillain: Not even the other Librarians seem sure what Ms. Fletcher is up to, but Alcatraz assumes it's nothing good. [[spoiler: Finding [[spoiler:Finding out she's his mother, Shasta Smedry, just makes her mysterious motives ''harder'' to deal with.]]



* LivingBattery: [[spoiler: All of the Smedry's. At the time of the Incarna, the first Smedry was given an unknown power in order to power occulator glass. However, it proved to be too much and caused the destruction of their civilization. The Smedry Talents are a way of siphoning off that energy.]]

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* LivingBattery: [[spoiler: All [[spoiler:All of the Smedry's.Smedrys. At the time of the Incarna, the first Smedry was given an unknown power in order to power occulator glass. However, it proved to be too much and caused the destruction of their civilization. The Smedry Talents are a way of siphoning off that energy.]]



* LukeIAmYourFather: [[spoiler: Alcatraz's emotionally abusive case-worker turns out to be an Evil Librarian cultist. Then it turns out that she's his mother.]]

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* LukeIAmYourFather: [[spoiler: Alcatraz's [[spoiler:Alcatraz's emotionally abusive case-worker turns out to be an Evil Librarian cultist. Then it turns out that she's his mother.]]



* MyLittlePanzer: Teddy bears that [[spoiler: double as hand grenades.]]

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* MyLittlePanzer: Teddy bears that [[spoiler: double [[spoiler:double as hand grenades.]]



* OrderVersusChaos: The overall nature of the conflict between the Hushlands, where the Librarians control everything and everyone supposedly for their own good, and the quirky, colourful Free Kingdoms and the eccentric, heroic Smedry family in particular. The latter are pretty clearly the good guys, but the picture is made somewhat more complicated by the addition of sympathetic Librarian dissenters (showing that a little order can be good) and at least one Free Kingdomer, [[spoiler: Attica Smedry]], whose recklessness and [[GlorySeeker yearning for personal heroism]] makes him a villain (showing that too much chaos can be bad).

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* OrderVersusChaos: The overall nature of the conflict between the Hushlands, where the Librarians control everything and everyone supposedly for their own good, and the quirky, colourful Free Kingdoms and the eccentric, heroic Smedry family in particular. The latter are pretty clearly the good guys, but the picture is made somewhat more complicated by the addition of sympathetic Librarian dissenters (showing that a little order can be good) and at least one Free Kingdomer, [[spoiler: Attica [[spoiler:Attica Smedry]], whose recklessness and [[GlorySeeker yearning for personal heroism]] makes him a villain (showing that too much chaos can be bad).



* ParentalAbandonment: Alcatraz grew up thinking he was an orphan, only to eventually find out that [[spoiler: both his parents are WellIntentionedExtremist types: one of them fighting for the Librarians, and the other one pursuing a plan that might inadvertently destroy the world. Also, neither have much in the way of parental skills.]]

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* ParentalAbandonment: Alcatraz grew up thinking he was an orphan, only to eventually find out that [[spoiler: both [[spoiler:both his parents are WellIntentionedExtremist types: one of them fighting for the Librarians, and the other one pursuing a plan that might inadvertently destroy the world. Also, neither have much in the way of parental skills.]]



* ShipTease: [[spoiler: There's a note at the very end of ''Alcatraz Vs The Dark Talent'', signed "Bastille Smedry"]].

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* ShipTease: [[spoiler: There's [[spoiler:There's a note at the very end of ''Alcatraz Vs The Dark Talent'', signed "Bastille Smedry"]].



** "I hadn't forgotten how [[spoiler: my mother]]'d given Himalaya up to be executed, nor how she'd sold me [[spoiler: her own son]] to Blackburn, the one-eyed Oculator. [[Literature/TheWheelOfTime Or how she killed Asmodean"]].

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** "I hadn't forgotten how [[spoiler: my [[spoiler:my mother]]'d given Himalaya up to be executed, nor how she'd sold me [[spoiler: her [[spoiler:her own son]] to Blackburn, the one-eyed Oculator. [[Literature/TheWheelOfTime Or how she killed Asmodean"]].



* SpoiledByTheFormat: A kind of meta example [[spoiler: Though ''Alcatraz Vs The Dark Talent'' appears to end with TheBadGuyWins, we the readers know that that's not the end of the story, because Alcatraz has to survive to write the books. And sure enough, there's a postscript from Bastille confirming that the story's not over]].
* StealthPun: In the fifth book, Alkatraz meets a dinosaur whose species he can't quite identify and who keeps helpfully explaining the meaning of difficult words to her friends. He asks in a footnote if the reader has figured out what sort of dinosaur she is yet. She's presumably a [[spoiler: thesaurus.]]

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* SpoiledByTheFormat: A kind of meta example [[spoiler: Though example: [[spoiler:Though ''Alcatraz Vs The Dark Talent'' appears to end with TheBadGuyWins, we the readers know that that's not the end of the story, because Alcatraz has to survive to write the books. And sure enough, there's a postscript from Bastille confirming that the story's not over]].
* StealthPun: In the second book, Alcatraz spends one chapter telling the reader that he's a fish. Then he explains that, by telling such a {{Blatant Lie|s}}, he hid a smaller lie about the color of his sneakers. He makes a lesson that you should look past the fish and notice the sneakers. [[spoiler:The fish, then, is a RedHerring.]]
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fifth book, Alkatraz Alcatraz meets a dinosaur whose species he can't quite identify and who keeps helpfully explaining the meaning of difficult words to her friends. He asks in a footnote if the reader has figured out what sort of dinosaur she is yet. She's presumably a [[spoiler: thesaurus.[[spoiler:thesaurus.]]



* TheNudifier: Stuff-eater teddy bear grenades are weapons being used against the Librarians. Guess who gets hit with it? [[spoiler: Alcatraz.]]

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* TheNudifier: Stuff-eater teddy bear grenades are weapons being used against the Librarians. Guess who gets hit with it? [[spoiler: Alcatraz.[[spoiler:Alcatraz.]]



* TranslatorMicrobes: [[spoiler: The Translator's Lens allows the user to translate any written or spoken language - even the Forgotten Language.]]

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* TranslatorMicrobes: [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The Translator's Lens allows the user to translate any written or spoken language - even language--even the Forgotten Language.]]



* VillainHasAPoint: The librarians are ''usually'' wrong about the dangers of letting silimatic technology be commonly used. However, they are unfortunately right about how [[spoiler: giving everyone in the world Smedry talents, like Alcatraz's dad wants to do,]] would be the worst idea ever. Also, despite what the Free Kingdomers would tell you, there are advantages to organizing information.

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* VillainHasAPoint: The librarians are ''usually'' wrong about the dangers of letting silimatic technology be commonly used. However, they are unfortunately right about how [[spoiler: giving [[spoiler:giving everyone in the world Smedry talents, like Alcatraz's dad wants to do,]] would be the worst idea ever. Also, despite what the Free Kingdomers would tell you, there are advantages to organizing information.


** Also, after the dinosaurs ate themselves through the fiction M section to create a diversion, expect the almost stock anti-[[{{Twilight}} sparkle]] quip.

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** Also, after the dinosaurs ate themselves through the fiction M section to create a diversion, expect the almost stock anti-[[{{Twilight}} anti-[[Literature/{{Twilight}} sparkle]] quip.


* CerberusRetcon: The book's tendencies to go on long rambles before returning to the plot takes a dark atmosphere when Alcatraz himself admits that he's making the books longer to avoid getting to the AwfulTruth.



* KidHero: Alcatraz Smedry, though he constantly insists that he's not as heroic as people think.


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* GameChanger: Atticus's findings in the fourth book, leading him to believe he can [[spoiler:give everyone a Smedry talent]] leads to [[spoiler:Alcatraz teaming up with his evil librarian mother to stop his father from bringing about the end of the world.]]


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* GrayingMorality: The series gradually blurs the lines between good and evil, leading Alcatraz to eventually question if the Librarians could actually be on to something with the whole obfuscating information thing.


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* GuineaPigFamily: [[spoiler:The Smedrys were this to the Incarna.]]


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* GuysSmashGirlsShoot: Averted with Alcatraz and Bastille. Bastille tends to smash things apart with her huge Crystin sword, while Alcatraz, being infinitely more squishy than a super-powered teenage girl, prefers to hang back as the strategist or adopt more cunning solutions to his problems.


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* TheInfiltration: Played straight in Book 1, where Alcatraz infiltrates the local library. Mostly played straight in Book 5, where they infiltrate the Highbrary, though the Librarians are on high alert since they didn't make the quietest entrance.


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* ItIsBeyondSaving: Most of the Free Kingdoms thinks this of Tuki Tuki. Alcatraz is dead set on proving them wrong.


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* KidHero: Alcatraz Smedry, though he constantly insists that he's not as heroic as people think.


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* LoopholeAbuse: Librarians are fond of speaking in half-truths on purpose.


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* MasterOfDisguise: Disguiser's Lenses allow the wearer to change their outward appearance. The only catch is they'll always be wearing the lenses in whatever appearance they choose.


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* MundaneMadeAwesome: Penguins.


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* OldMoney: The Smedrys are explicitly rich and powerful, but they gave up their kingdom to focus on adventures. They're still politically active, though.


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* PowerGlows: In Book 5. Any time a Smedry touches glass, it glows with the sheer amount of power being pumped into it.
* PowerIncontinence: The Smedrys in Book 5 can accidentally overpower glass to the point of exploding it.


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* ResignationsNotAccepted: Librarians are not very kind to those that defect from their ranks. They tend to remove them. Permanently.


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* SadisticChoice: [[spoiler:Biblioden asks Alcatraz and his father to choose which of them will die. Alcatraz ends up choosing his father, while Attica chooses himself.]]


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* SeeTheInvisible: The Oculator's Lens allows Oculators to see the general energies of a building, as well as sense what sort of powers different glasses have.


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* SomeoneHasToDie: [[spoiler:Biblioden]] enforces this trope at the end of Book 5.
-->[[spoiler:'''Biblioden''': So which will it be? Which of you lives, and which dies? I'll let the two of you choose.]]


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* StuffBlowingUp: The Shamefillers' Lens makes things so embarrassed that they ''explode.''


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* TeethClenchedTeamwork: Alcatraz and Shasta in Book 5.


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* UnreliableNarrator: Almost nothing Alcatraz says can be taken at face value. Some things he tosses in just to [[LeaningOnTheFourthWall make a joke about the format,]] sometimes he goes onto long rambles about something that doesn't seem to mean anything, and sometimes he outright lies in the text to make a point.


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* ZanyScheme: Smedrys are full of them.


* BeneathTheEarth: The Highbrary is mostly under Washington, D.C., and the Library of Alexandria is a massive underground facility.
* BigFancyCastle: Nalhalla is ''full of them.'' There are three notable castles: the massive black one that is home to the Smedrys, the fancy turret one that belongs to King Dartmoor, and the huge glass mushroom that is better known as Crystallia.
* BittersweetEnding: Book 4. The Librarians are defeated and Mokia is safe. [[spoiler:However, the Smedry Talents seem to be out of commission, they have no way of waking the wounded, and they're about to head into the heart of the Librarian operation. Things have never looked bleaker for our heroes.]]



* BlowYouAway: Windstormer Lenses are capable of generating huge blasts of air.



* BroughtDownToNormal: [[spoiler:The Smedrys are hit with a dose of this after Alcatraz somehow breaks their Talents.]]
* BunnyEaredLawyer: Just about every Smedry. They're smart and mostly academics, but they're... well, Smedrys.
* CastOfSnowflakes: Every single Smedry is special in some way or another, mostly due to their Talents.



* TheCavalry: In ''The Shattered Lense'', the city of Tuki Tuki just needs to hold out until Grandpa Smedry and 200 Crystins can arrive. But subverted: Alcatraz saves the day, rendering them moot.
* ChangelingFantasy: Pretty standard (though repeatedly lampshaded). Alcatraz is a poor orphan who is constantly thought to be worthless, only for it to turn out that he's from a family of practicaly artistocratic magic wielders.

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* TheCavalry: In ''The Shattered Lense'', Lens'', the city of Tuki Tuki just needs to hold out until Grandpa Smedry and 200 Crystins can arrive. But subverted: Alcatraz saves the day, rendering them moot.
* ChangelingFantasy: Pretty standard (though repeatedly lampshaded). Alcatraz is a poor orphan who is constantly thought to be worthless, only for it to turn out that he's from a family of practicaly artistocratic practically aristocratic magic wielders.wielders.
* ChaosIsEvil: The Librarians believe that the flow of information in the world must be controlled, as lack of control leads to chaos much like the Smedrys cause.



* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: The Smedrys in general. Leavenworth Smedry deserves special mention, though.
* ColdBloodedTorture: The Torturer's Lens that Blackburn uses allows the user to cause the victim extreme pain to the point that prolonged use causes the victim's muscles to start tearing themselves apart.



* CrazyEnoughToWork: Just about every plan that Alcatraz comes up with.



* DarkIsEvil: Alcatraz's breaking talent is referred to as the Dark Talent that brought about the fall of the Incarna.
* DarkerAndEdgier: The fifth book is overall much darker and more serious than the books leading up to it.



* ElaborateUndergroundBase: The Highbrary is located deep underneath Washington, D.C. It is by far the most complex library the heroes have infiltrated yet.



* EnemyMine: [[spoiler:Shasta and Alcatraz agree to work together to stop Alcatraz's father, Attica, from giving everyone Smedry Talents. Neither is particularly happy about the arrangement.]]
* EqualOpportunityEvil: The Librarians will take in just about anyone.



* EvilerThanThou: In the fifth book, Alkatraz sees the souls of the series' three recurring villains, showing them to have very different motivations for their actions:

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* EvilerThanThou: In the fifth book, Alkatraz Alcatraz sees the souls of the series' three recurring villains, showing them to have very different motivations for their actions:


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* EvilLibrarians: ''Duh.''

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* FootnoteFever: Per Book #5. Not surprisingly, lampshaded ''and'' discussed.


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* LongList: In book 5, Alcatraz says he doesn't like to been blown up and lists way to die. Including [[Literature/HarryPotter Aveda Kedavra and being sued by J.K.Rowling.]] (As you see, some ways are less deadly.)

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** Also, after the dinosaurs ate themselves through the fiction M section to create a diversion, expect the almost stock anti-[[{{Twilight}} sparkle]] quip.


* TheNounWhoVerbed: Alcatraz shrewdly guesses that "She Who Cannot Be Named" must be so fearsome her name is taboo. Turns out people just can't pronounce it.



* SpeakOfTheDevil: Subverted with She Who Cannot Be Named. She isn't called that because [[TheScottishTrope it summons her or because her name has become a curse upon the world]], but because [[TheUnpronounceable few people can pronounce her real name]].


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%%* NoodleIncident* NoodleIncident: Grandpa Smedry and Draulin allude to one in ''The Dark Talent''.
-->'''Leavenworth:''' It really is just like old times!\\
'''Draulin:''' Are you going to sink this city too?\\
'''Leavenworth:''' That only happened ''one'' time. And everyone got out. Mostly.



* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: An entire chapter is lost at one point, and the awesome events contained within are continually referred to. Of course, the entire thing is BlatantLies.

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* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: OffscreenMomentOfAwesome:
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* TheCavalry: In ''The Shattered Lense'', the city of Tuki Tuki just needs to hold out until Grandpa Smedry and 200 Crystins can arrive. But subverted: Alcatraz saves the day, rendering them moot.


** Ms. Fletcher/[[spoiler: Shasta Smedry]] sees herself as the OnlySaneMan trying to maintain the peace between two warring factions she sees, [[GoldenMeanFallacy against all evidence,]] as [[NotSoDifferent equally good or bad]].

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** Ms. Fletcher/[[spoiler: Shasta Smedry]] sees herself as the OnlySaneMan OnlySaneWoman trying to maintain the peace between two warring factions she sees, [[GoldenMeanFallacy against all evidence,]] as [[NotSoDifferent equally good or bad]].

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