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** A small case of this at the end of ''Amber and Ashes'', when [[spoiler: Mina]] is locked away in a magical room, where not even the Gods themselves could hear the screams of the person trapped inside. [[spoiler: She escapes, though...]]

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** A small case of this at the end of ''Amber and Ashes'', when [[spoiler: Mina]] [[spoiler:Mina]] is locked away in a magical room, where not even the Gods themselves could hear the screams of the person trapped inside. [[spoiler: She [[spoiler:She escapes, though...]]



-->"Maladar screamed for centuries."

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-->"Maladar --->"Maladar screamed for centuries."



* AxeCrazy: [[spoiler: Gair Graymist from ''The Silver Stair'' does a FaceHeelTurn and becomes this after delving into magic that deals with spirits.]]
* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler: Tas]] in the War of Souls trilogy. [[spoiler: Raistlin]] comes back from the dead several times in different books. [[spoiler: Goldmoon]] is also killed by [[spoiler: Dhamon Grimwulf]] in the Fifth Age trilogy only to be resurrected later in the trilogy.

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* AxeCrazy: [[spoiler: Gair [[spoiler:Gair Graymist from ''The Silver Stair'' does a FaceHeelTurn and becomes this after delving into magic that deals with spirits.]]
* BackFromTheDead: [[spoiler: Tas]] [[spoiler:Tas]] in the War of Souls trilogy. [[spoiler: Raistlin]] [[spoiler:Raistlin]] comes back from the dead several times in different books. [[spoiler: Goldmoon]] [[spoiler:Goldmoon]] is also killed by [[spoiler: Dhamon [[spoiler:Dhamon Grimwulf]] in the Fifth Age trilogy only to be resurrected later in the trilogy.



** Also not a good idea to hurt Talon Leader Huzzad. [[spoiler: The first-generation female draconians]] will ''literally'' rip you apart for hurting the closest thing they have to a mother.

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** Also not a good idea to hurt Talon Leader Huzzad. [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The first-generation female draconians]] will ''literally'' rip you apart for hurting the closest thing they have to a mother.



* BigBad: Normally Takhisis for most major story arcs (until [[spoiler: she dies at the climax of ''War of Souls'']]), but depending on the era other dark gods, Chaos (''Dragons of Summer Flame'' and the Chaos War novels), Fistandantilus (''Kingpriest Trilogy''), or the Dragon Overlord Malystryx (most of the early Fifth Age material, until she ends up in an EvilVsEvil conflict with Takhisis in ''War of Souls'' [[spoiler: and loses]]) can take over the role.

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* BigBad: Normally Takhisis for most major story arcs (until [[spoiler: she [[spoiler:she dies at the climax of ''War of Souls'']]), but depending on the era other dark gods, Chaos (''Dragons of Summer Flame'' and the Chaos War novels), Fistandantilus (''Kingpriest Trilogy''), or the Dragon Overlord Malystryx (most of the early Fifth Age material, until she ends up in an EvilVsEvil conflict with Takhisis in ''War of Souls'' [[spoiler: and [[spoiler:and loses]]) can take over the role.



* BigEater: Caramon eats a ''lot'' in the "Chronicles" series, and is miserable if he's deprived of regular (and very large) meals. Despite this, he never gets fat, presumably due to his active lifestyle. [[spoiler: In the "Legends" series after Raistlin abandons him, he becomes so depressed that he ceases to be active and takes up drinking heavily. That, combined with his big eating, soon turns him into a tub of lard.]]
* BlackAndGreyMorality: The ''Rise of Solamnia'' trilogy. The protagonist, Jaymes Markham, is a UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans warlord who murders prisoners, breaks truces and uses a LovePotion to get a useful princess to fall in love with him (see WhatTheHellHero below). The villains are (marginally) worse.

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* BigEater: Caramon eats a ''lot'' in the "Chronicles" series, and is miserable if he's deprived of regular (and very large) meals. Despite this, he never gets fat, presumably due to his active lifestyle. [[spoiler: In [[spoiler:In the "Legends" series after Raistlin abandons him, he becomes so depressed that he ceases to be active and takes up drinking heavily. That, combined with his big eating, soon turns him into a tub of lard.]]
* BlackAndGreyMorality: BlackAndGreyMorality:
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The ''Rise of Solamnia'' trilogy. The protagonist, Jaymes Markham, is a UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans warlord who murders prisoners, breaks truces and uses a LovePotion to get a useful princess to fall in love with him (see WhatTheHellHero below). The villains are (marginally) worse.



* BloodFromTheMouth: Raistlin
* BloodMagic: [[spoiler: The Ogre Titans used Elven blood and other ingredients to fuel their transformation from normal ogres into Ogre Titans, and to remain as Ogre Titans they must get new infusions of the elf blood potion periodically or turn into hideous degenerate monsters.]]

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* %%* BloodFromTheMouth: Raistlin
* BloodMagic: [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The Ogre Titans used Elven blood and other ingredients to fuel their transformation from normal ogres into Ogre Titans, and to remain as Ogre Titans they must get new infusions of the elf blood potion periodically or turn into hideous degenerate monsters.]]



** If Raistlin is the king of this trope his half-sister Kitiara would have to be its queen. In order, she betrayed her mother when she succumbed to magic-induced insanity, Tanis when she used him like a dirty half-elven whore and threw him aside like a dirty dishrag, [[spoiler: Sturm Brightblade]] when she seduced him into breaking his vows of chastity and walked away laughing, her friends when she failed to show up at the Solace Inn after their five year pact, Laurana when she lured her to a false parley and had her kidnapped, Raistlin and Iolanthe when she tried to have them assassinated, Tanis again when she tried to [[FateWorseThanDeath grant Laurana's soul to Lord Soth]], Dragon Highlord Ariakas when he was assassinated by Tanis and she made her play for ultimate control of the Dragonarmies, Lord Soth when she allowed Tanis and Laurana to escape, Raistlin again when she had Lord Soth attack Lady Crysania, Dalamar when she literally backstabbed him during his vigil to keep the Portal closed, and finally either Raistlin yet again or the Dark Queen when she invaded Palanthas, depending on who was winning; if Raistlin was winning when he came back through the Portal, she would offer him her army in exchange for power when he [[AGodAmI became a god]], but if he was on the ropes, she had an army ready and waiting to bring down the most powerful archmage of all time in service to her Queen.

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** If Raistlin is the king of this trope his half-sister Kitiara would have to be its queen. In order, she betrayed her mother when she succumbed to magic-induced insanity, Tanis when she used him like a dirty half-elven whore and threw him aside like a dirty dishrag, [[spoiler: Sturm [[spoiler:Sturm Brightblade]] when she seduced him into breaking his vows of chastity and walked away laughing, her friends when she failed to show up at the Solace Inn after their five year pact, Laurana when she lured her to a false parley and had her kidnapped, Raistlin and Iolanthe when she tried to have them assassinated, Tanis again when she tried to [[FateWorseThanDeath grant Laurana's soul to Lord Soth]], Dragon Highlord Ariakas when he was assassinated by Tanis and she made her play for ultimate control of the Dragonarmies, Lord Soth when she allowed Tanis and Laurana to escape, Raistlin again when she had Lord Soth attack Lady Crysania, Dalamar when she literally backstabbed him during his vigil to keep the Portal closed, and finally either Raistlin yet again or the Dark Queen when she invaded Palanthas, depending on who was winning; if Raistlin was winning when he came back through the Portal, she would offer him her army in exchange for power when he [[AGodAmI became a god]], but if he was on the ropes, she had an army ready and waiting to bring down the most powerful archmage of all time in service to her Queen.



** It also marked the first time that [[spoiler: a kender's antics directly resulted in getting them killed]].

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** It also marked the first time that [[spoiler: a [[spoiler:a kender's antics directly resulted in getting them killed]].



--->'''Takhisis:''' ''You still live! What does it take to kill you? You are only mortal!''
--->'''Huma:''' I belong to Paladine. I belong to Gwyneth. Neither will ever let you have me.

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--->'''Takhisis:''' -->'''Takhisis:''' ''You still live! What does it take to kill you? You are only mortal!''
--->'''Huma:'''
mortal!''\\
'''Huma:'''
I belong to Paladine. I belong to Gwyneth. Neither will ever let you have me.



** [[spoiler: When Raistlin kills all of the gods in the alternate future]].
** [[spoiler: The Kingpriest also does this in [[AlternateUniverse an alternate universe short story]] entitled "There Is Another Shore, You Know...Upon The Other Side" in which he absorbs the power of all of the deities of Krynn. The deities now reside on the mortal plane, stripped of their power, but unable to die. They are tortured by the Godking's followers: Zeboim, the Goddess of the Sea, for instance, is tied to the back of a boat and dragged along the water [[AndIMustScream almost drowning all the time, but unable to die.]] And the three moons have been replaced with a single, all-seeing eye.]]
** Huma Dragonslayer assaults Tahkisis with nothing more than a broken Dragonlance... and wins without aid from an immortal. Raistlin is the only other mortal to even attempt this. [[spoiler: This leads to him being resurrected as a Steel Dragon (Paladine's personal entourage in the afterlife) in the RPGA 3.5 Edition ''Dragonlance'' setting of ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''.]]

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** [[spoiler: When [[spoiler:When Raistlin kills all of the gods in the alternate future]].
** [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The Kingpriest also does this in [[AlternateUniverse an alternate universe short story]] entitled "There Is Another Shore, You Know...Upon The Other Side" in which he absorbs the power of all of the deities of Krynn. The deities now reside on the mortal plane, stripped of their power, but unable to die. They are tortured by the Godking's followers: Zeboim, the Goddess of the Sea, for instance, is tied to the back of a boat and dragged along the water [[AndIMustScream almost drowning all the time, but unable to die.]] And the three moons have been replaced with a single, all-seeing eye.]]
** Huma Dragonslayer assaults Tahkisis with nothing more than a broken Dragonlance... and wins without aid from an immortal. Raistlin is the only other mortal to even attempt this. [[spoiler: This [[spoiler:This leads to him being resurrected as a Steel Dragon (Paladine's personal entourage in the afterlife) in the RPGA 3.5 Edition ''Dragonlance'' setting of ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''.]]



* DistressBall: Laurana gets stuck with this in ''Dragons of Spring Dawning'' when after having previously been shown as a brilliant military commander she suddenly and inexplicably[[spoiler: completely falls for Kitiara's rather [[SchmuckBait obvious trap.]]]]
* DistressedDamsel- Laurana [[spoiler: after being captured by Kitiara. Though it is partially subverted in that she does end up largely escaping on her own.]]
* DivineDelegation
* DontYouDarePityMe: Raistlin.

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* DistressBall: Laurana gets stuck with this in ''Dragons of Spring Dawning'' when after having previously been shown as a brilliant military commander she suddenly and inexplicably[[spoiler: completely inexplicably[[spoiler:completely falls for Kitiara's rather [[SchmuckBait obvious trap.]]]]
* DistressedDamsel- Laurana [[spoiler: after [[spoiler:after being captured by Kitiara. Though it is partially subverted in that she does end up largely escaping on her own.]]
* %%* DivineDelegation
* %%* DontYouDarePityMe: Raistlin.



** Also the ending to ''Dragons of a Lost Star'', when [[spoiler: not only Laurana ''and'' Goldmoon die, but the entire city of Qualinost literally has a dragon fall on top of it, causing the nearby river to flood the whole place, turning it into a "Lake of Death".]] But on the other hand, [[spoiler: you get to blame the whole thing on Mina and/or Takhisis]]!

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** Also the ending to ''Dragons of a Lost Star'', when [[spoiler: not [[spoiler:not only Laurana ''and'' Goldmoon die, but the entire city of Qualinost literally has a dragon fall on top of it, causing the nearby river to flood the whole place, turning it into a "Lake of Death".]] But on the other hand, [[spoiler: you [[spoiler:you get to blame the whole thing on Mina and/or Takhisis]]!



* TheDragAlong: Flint.
* DragonRider

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* %%* TheDragAlong: Flint.
* %%* DragonRider



* DroppedABridgeOnHim: Most of the deaths of the original Heroes. The character mentioned in DownerEnding above is killed in a noble HeroicSacrifice that perfectly suited his character, but that doesn't always happen. The others? '''SPOILERS AHEAD:'''[[spoiler: Flint's sudden heart attack, Tanis getting stabbed in the back by a random {{Mook}} just after recognising Steel as Sturm's son, Laurana and most of Qualinost literally having a ''dragon so huge that she frequently ate other dragons'' dropped on them, and Goldmoon has the life drained out of her by Takhisis after she defies the goddess.]]
** On the other hand (or not) [[spoiler: Caramon and Tika pass away peacefully of old age. And right before Caramon goes, he realizes that something is terribly wrong and makes a LastRequest to Gerard that sets him and others on the path to making it right. Raistlin decides not to usurp Takhisis' godhood after seeing the terrible future that would come to pass if he did, and ends up in a magical sleep for most of the rest of his life (waking up and visiting Krynn a few times to make things more interesting). Tasslehoff gets stepped on by Chaos, but manages to cut his foot a split second before that, which allows the heroes to get the drop of Chaos' blood required to defeat him. Riverwind is mortally wounded while fighting in Kendermore, but his actions buy enough time for a lot of kender to escape the dragon Malystryx.]]

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* DroppedABridgeOnHim: Most of the deaths of the original Heroes. The character mentioned in DownerEnding above is killed in a noble HeroicSacrifice that perfectly suited his character, but that doesn't always happen. The others? '''SPOILERS AHEAD:'''[[spoiler: Flint's AHEAD:'''[[spoiler:Flint's sudden heart attack, Tanis getting stabbed in the back by a random {{Mook}} just after recognising recognizing Steel as Sturm's son, Laurana and most of Qualinost literally having a ''dragon so huge that she frequently ate other dragons'' dropped on them, and Goldmoon has the life drained out of her by Takhisis after she defies the goddess.]]
** On the other hand (or not) [[spoiler: Caramon [[spoiler:Caramon and Tika pass away peacefully of old age. And right before Caramon goes, he realizes that something is terribly wrong and makes a LastRequest to Gerard that sets him and others on the path to making it right. Raistlin decides not to usurp Takhisis' godhood after seeing the terrible future that would come to pass if he did, and ends up in a magical sleep for most of the rest of his life (waking up and visiting Krynn a few times to make things more interesting). Tasslehoff gets stepped on by Chaos, but manages to cut his foot a split second before that, which allows the heroes to get the drop of Chaos' blood required to defeat him. Riverwind is mortally wounded while fighting in Kendermore, but his actions buy enough time for a lot of kender to escape the dragon Malystryx.]]



* EccentricMentor: Fizban. Natch.
* ElementalBaggage
* ElementalPowers
* TheEmpire: The Dragon Highlords (early on) and the Knights of Neraka. Also the Minotaur empire.

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* %%* EccentricMentor: Fizban. Natch.
* %%* ElementalBaggage
* %%* ElementalPowers
* TheEmpire: TheEmpire:
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The Dragon Highlords (early on) and the Knights of Neraka. Also the Minotaur empire.



* EnemyMine: Raistlin's post FaceHeelTurn intervention at the end of ''Dragons of Spring Dawning''. He [[spoiler: enables Tanis's assassination of Ariakas and helps Berem to seal the temple stone, preventing Takhisis from entering the world]], so he can go forward with his own master plan [[spoiler: of becoming a god.]]

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* EnemyMine: EnemyMine:
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Raistlin's post FaceHeelTurn intervention at the end of ''Dragons of Spring Dawning''. He [[spoiler: enables [[spoiler:enables Tanis's assassination of Ariakas and helps Berem to seal the temple stone, preventing Takhisis from entering the world]], so he can go forward with his own master plan [[spoiler: of [[spoiler:of becoming a god.]]



* EvilMatriarch - The Dark Queen Takhisis, a tyrannical evil Goddess, (usually) the BigBad, and appearing in a variety of forms: including an ominous, armoured DarkLord, a voluptuous raven-haired seductress, and an ''apocalyptically-huge five-headed dragon with one head representing each of the evil dragon races''. She also rules [[BonusLevelOfHell the Abyss]], is the mother of all the evil dragons, the instigator of the War Of The Lance ''and'' the two great dragon wars preceding it, the creator of the Draconians, Ogres, and other evil races, and [[spoiler: TheChessmaster behind Mina's rise to power.]]

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* EvilMatriarch - The Dark Queen Takhisis, a tyrannical evil Goddess, (usually) the BigBad, and appearing in a variety of forms: including an ominous, armoured DarkLord, a voluptuous raven-haired seductress, and an ''apocalyptically-huge five-headed dragon with one head representing each of the evil dragon races''. She also rules [[BonusLevelOfHell the Abyss]], is the mother of all the evil dragons, the instigator of the War Of The Lance ''and'' the two great dragon wars preceding it, the creator of the Draconians, Ogres, and other evil races, and [[spoiler: TheChessmaster [[spoiler:TheChessmaster behind Mina's rise to power.]]



* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen: Queen Uriona, the insane monarch of the sea elves in ''The Dargonesti''. She's a ruthless meglomaniac who considers herself literally a goddess and dreams of conquering the surface elves. She is also a [[spoiler: KarmaHoudini]].

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* GodSaveUsFromTheQueen: Queen Uriona, the insane monarch of the sea elves in ''The Dargonesti''. She's a ruthless meglomaniac who considers herself literally a goddess and dreams of conquering the surface elves. She is also a [[spoiler: KarmaHoudini]].[[spoiler:KarmaHoudini]].



* GodzillaThreshold: In the short story ''There is Another Shore You Know, Upon the Other Side," an alternate version of Krynn where Istar never fell is ruled by the Godking, the Kingpriest having ascended and stolen the power of all the gods. The protagonists from the normal version of Krynn, witnessing how he has committed genocide against dragons, Irda, and kender (with many others in-progess), subjected the depowered gods to a FateWorseThanDeath, enslaved and conquered every nation/continent and has sealed off all of the exits to Krynn's crystal sphere, decide they have only one option that might improve things: [[spoiler: Summon Chaos by breaking the Graygem]].

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* GodzillaThreshold: In the short story ''There is Another Shore You Know, Upon the Other Side," an alternate version of Krynn where Istar never fell is ruled by the Godking, the Kingpriest having ascended and stolen the power of all the gods. The protagonists from the normal version of Krynn, witnessing how he has committed genocide against dragons, Irda, and kender (with many others in-progess), subjected the depowered gods to a FateWorseThanDeath, enslaved and conquered every nation/continent and has sealed off all of the exits to Krynn's crystal sphere, decide they have only one option that might improve things: [[spoiler: Summon [[spoiler:Summon Chaos by breaking the Graygem]].



* GrandTheftMe: Fistandantilus would steal the bodies of one of his apprentices. [[spoiler: He was tricked by Raistlin during the ritual to steal Raistlin's body and was instead absorbed by Raistlin.]]

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* GrandTheftMe: Fistandantilus would steal the bodies of one of his apprentices. [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:He was tricked by Raistlin during the ritual to steal Raistlin's body and was instead absorbed by Raistlin.]]



* HaveYouSeenMyGod: Happens several times throughout the timeline. The first was after the Cataclysm; the gods weren't ''actually'' gone, but the mortals believed they were. Second, the companions notice during the War of the Lance that the constellations of Takhisis and Paladine are missing from the sky. Third, after the conclusion of the Chaos War, the gods are missing because [[spoiler: Takhisis stole the world and shrouded it from the other gods, so that she would be the one and only god on Krynn]].

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* HaveYouSeenMyGod: Happens several times throughout the timeline. The first was after the Cataclysm; the gods weren't ''actually'' gone, but the mortals believed they were. Second, the companions notice during the War of the Lance that the constellations of Takhisis and Paladine are missing from the sky. Third, after the conclusion of the Chaos War, the gods are missing because [[spoiler: Takhisis [[spoiler:Takhisis stole the world and shrouded it from the other gods, so that she would be the one and only god on Krynn]].



* HeroicSacrifice: Sturm Brightblade performs a heroic sacrifice in ''Dragons of Winter Night'' when he buys the Knights time to activate the LostSuperweapon, which resulted in his death, and giving the Knighthood an example to strive for, pulling them from their slide into corruption.

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* HeroicSacrifice: HeroicSacrifice:
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Sturm Brightblade performs a heroic sacrifice in ''Dragons of Winter Night'' when he buys the Knights time to activate the LostSuperweapon, which resulted in his death, and giving the Knighthood an example to strive for, pulling them from their slide into corruption.



** WordOfGod from the Annotated Edition of the original trilogy was that [[spoiler: Flint's death by heart attack was a specific aversion of this trope. They wanted to show that a hero doesn't have to die in battle but can live a good long life and die naturally. He was even given a noble send off in honor of how he lived, not how he died.]]

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** WordOfGod from the Annotated Edition of the original trilogy was that [[spoiler: Flint's [[spoiler:Flint's death by heart attack was a specific aversion of this trope. They wanted to show that a hero doesn't have to die in battle but can live a good long life and die naturally. He was even given a noble send off in honor of how he lived, not how he died.]]



* KangarooCourt: The Gnome courts.
* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler: Queen Uriona]] in ''The Dargonesti''. [[spoiler: She invades Silvanost with her Dargonesti army after recieving a vision of herself ruling there. Her army is defeated and she captured but she is so beautiful she successfully bewitches the Speaker into marrying her (he has quasi sensible political reasons to do so, but it is clearly her looks that won him over.) Within months she is implied to be the real power in Silvanost.]]

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* %%* KangarooCourt: The Gnome courts.
* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler: Queen [[spoiler:Queen Uriona]] in ''The Dargonesti''. [[spoiler: She [[spoiler:She invades Silvanost with her Dargonesti army after recieving a vision of herself ruling there. Her army is defeated and she captured but she is so beautiful she successfully bewitches the Speaker into marrying her (he has quasi sensible political reasons to do so, but it is clearly her looks that won him over.) Within months she is implied to be the real power in Silvanost.]]



* KickTheSonOfABitch: [[spoiler: In the Ogre Titans trilogy, a group of freed Elven prisoners maul to death an Ogre Titan(who was holding them prisoner) who is helpless, but he is only helpless because he tried to attack them after being forced to free them by other characters. One of the other characters put a medallion on the Titan that would make his spells backfire on him if he tried to harm anyone. ]]

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* KickTheSonOfABitch: [[spoiler: In [[spoiler:In the Ogre Titans trilogy, a group of freed Elven prisoners maul to death an Ogre Titan(who was holding them prisoner) who is helpless, but he is only helpless because he tried to attack them after being forced to free them by other characters. One of the other characters put a medallion on the Titan that would make his spells backfire on him if he tried to harm anyone. ]]



* MagicKnight: There's a semi-religious organization of Wizards of High Sorcery who [[LampshadeHanging actually try to subvert this trope]]. They've made all sorts of laws and social stigma against a wizard wearing armor or carrying martial weapons. Wizards who do so anyway are looked down upon, such as...

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* MagicKnight: MagicKnight:
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There's a semi-religious organization of Wizards of High Sorcery who [[LampshadeHanging actually try to subvert this trope]]. They've made all sorts of laws and social stigma against a wizard wearing armor or carrying martial weapons. Wizards who do so anyway are looked down upon, such as...



* MagicMisfire: "Fireball... how did that go again?"

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* %%* MagicMisfire: "Fireball... how did that go again?"



* TheMagnificentSevenSamurai: ''Middle of Nowhere''.
* MamaBear: The ancient, senile red dragon, Flamestrike.

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* %%* TheMagnificentSevenSamurai: ''Middle of Nowhere''.
* MamaBear: MamaBear:
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The ancient, senile red dragon, Flamestrike.



* TheManBehindTheMan: [[spoiler: Fistandantilus was behind the reign of the last Kingpriest of Istar.]]
* TheManBehindTheMonsters
* ManipulativeBastard: Kitiara Uth Matar.

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* TheManBehindTheMan: [[spoiler: Fistandantilus [[spoiler:Fistandantilus was behind the reign of the last Kingpriest of Istar.]]
* %%* TheManBehindTheMonsters
* %%* ManipulativeBastard: Kitiara Uth Matar.



* {{Metaplot}}

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* %%* {{Metaplot}}



* MonogenderMonsters: The Draconians are an example of the all-male variety. Played with later on, as it's revealed that their creators deliberately kept the Draconians all-male to stop the race from being able to sustain itself naturally. [[spoiler: The Draconians took issue with this, and eventually found the creators' stash of female Draconian eggs, which they'd planned to hold as blackmail. Then the female Draconians grew up and proved to be every bit as badass as their male counterparts.]]

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* MonogenderMonsters: The Draconians are an example of the all-male variety. Played with later on, as it's revealed that their creators deliberately kept the Draconians all-male to stop the race from being able to sustain itself naturally. [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The Draconians took issue with this, and eventually found the creators' stash of female Draconian eggs, which they'd planned to hold as blackmail. Then the female Draconians grew up and proved to be every bit as badass as their male counterparts.]]



* {{Mooks}}: The Dark Queen's armies have many, but the Draconians are the most notable.

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* {{Mooks}}: {{Mooks}}:
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The Dark Queen's armies have many, but the Draconians are the most notable.



* MoralityPet: Bupu for Raistlin.
* MotorMouth: The Tinker Gnomes.
* Munchkin: Raistlin Majere, both in and out of setting. Starts off with a character build that lowered his constitution to the point that he constantly coughs blood in exchange for increased intelligence and magic-detection with the trade-off actually written into his backstory... and goes into a positive-reinforcement cycle from there, ending only when he [[spoiler: becomes one third of the world's pantheon. At which point he stops and reconsiders since in D&D that kind of thing makes your character an NPC.]]

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* %%* MoralityPet: Bupu for Raistlin.
* %%* MotorMouth: The Tinker Gnomes.
* Munchkin: Raistlin Majere, both in and out of setting. Starts off with a character build that lowered his constitution to the point that he constantly coughs blood in exchange for increased intelligence and magic-detection with the trade-off actually written into his backstory... and goes into a positive-reinforcement cycle from there, ending only when he [[spoiler: becomes [[spoiler:becomes one third of the world's pantheon. At which point he stops and reconsiders since in D&D that kind of thing makes your character an NPC.]]



* NighInvulnerability: Whenever there is a cleric around that is on your side, everyone else becomes nigh-invulnerable, unless their faith isn't strong enough.
** Mina in the ''War of Souls'' trilogy because she is protected by Takhisis. [[spoiler: Who protected who? Mina unknowingly used her own powers for Takhisis' case.]]

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* NighInvulnerability: NighInvulnerability:
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Whenever there is a cleric around that is on your side, everyone else becomes nigh-invulnerable, unless their faith isn't strong enough.
** Mina in the ''War of Souls'' trilogy because she is protected by Takhisis. [[spoiler: Who [[spoiler:Who protected who? Mina unknowingly used her own powers for Takhisis' case.]]



* NotQuiteDead: In ''Dragons of the Hourglass Mage'' [[spoiler: Raistlin assumes that his brother, along with Tanis, Tika, Goldmoon, and Riverwind died in the maelstrom after he abandoned them to save himself, but they were actually saved by sea elves. He later finds out they are alive and visits them as Flint dies, although he was invisible at the time, so they never knew he was there.]]
** This may also be the case with [[spoiler: Fistandantilus, who apparently managed to revive himself in a short story, but nothing has been made of it since.]]

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* NotQuiteDead: NotQuiteDead:
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In ''Dragons of the Hourglass Mage'' [[spoiler: Raistlin [[spoiler:Raistlin assumes that his brother, along with Tanis, Tika, Goldmoon, and Riverwind died in the maelstrom after he abandoned them to save himself, but they were actually saved by sea elves. He later finds out they are alive and visits them as Flint dies, although he was invisible at the time, so they never knew he was there.]]
** This may also be the case with [[spoiler: Fistandantilus, [[spoiler:Fistandantilus, who apparently managed to revive himself in a short story, but nothing has been made of it since.]]



** Kender come off as cluelessly chipper and annoying, but often have a far greater grasp of the situation than they let on; similarly, Gully Dwarves are a lot more cunning than their can't-count-beyond-two stupidity indicates. But the out and out ''master'' of this trope is Fizban[=/=][[spoiler: Paladine.]]

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** Kender come off as cluelessly chipper and annoying, but often have a far greater grasp of the situation than they let on; similarly, Gully Dwarves are a lot more cunning than their can't-count-beyond-two stupidity indicates. But the out and out ''master'' of this trope is Fizban[=/=][[spoiler: Paladine.Fizban[=/=][[spoiler:Paladine.]]



* PaintItBlack: Raistlin's FaceHeelTurn.
* PalsWithJesus: Tasslehoff is ''close, personal'' friends with Paladine, [[spoiler: AKA Fizban.]]
* PersonofMassDestruction: Maladar from the Taladas Trilogy, but any powerful spellcaster can also be one.

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* %%* PaintItBlack: Raistlin's FaceHeelTurn.
* PalsWithJesus: Tasslehoff is ''close, personal'' friends with Paladine, [[spoiler: AKA [[spoiler:AKA Fizban.]]
* PersonofMassDestruction: PersonOfMassDestruction: Maladar from the Taladas Trilogy, but any powerful spellcaster can also be one.



* PickedLast: Raistlin apparently had this happen to him (Due to his frailness) whenever he tried to play physical games with his twin brother and his friends. He eventually just stopped playing with them.

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* PickedLast: Raistlin apparently had this happen to him (Due (due to his frailness) whenever he tried to play physical games with his twin brother and his friends. He eventually just stopped playing with them.



* RebelliousPrincess: Laurana. [[spoiler: She runs away from her family twice, becomes a LadyOfWar in defiance of elven tradition, becomes the FourStarBadass leader of the highly chauvinistic Knights of Solamnia, and ends up abandoning her army to try and save her love.]]

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* RebelliousPrincess: Laurana. [[spoiler: She [[spoiler:She runs away from her family twice, becomes a LadyOfWar in defiance of elven tradition, becomes the FourStarBadass leader of the highly chauvinistic Knights of Solamnia, and ends up abandoning her army to try and save her love.]]



* LaResistance: In ''Dragons of the Hourglass Mage'' [[spoiler: Raistlin works for a secretive group in Neraka that is working to bring down the Dark Queen Takhisis, called the Hidden Light.]]

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* LaResistance: In ''Dragons of the Hourglass Mage'' [[spoiler: Raistlin [[spoiler:Raistlin works for a secretive group in Neraka that is working to bring down the Dark Queen Takhisis, called the Hidden Light.]]



* SacrificialLion: In the original Chronicles, [[spoiler: Sturm Brightblade.]]

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* SacrificialLion: In the original Chronicles, [[spoiler: Sturm [[spoiler:Sturm Brightblade.]]



* SapientSteed

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* UndeathAlwaysEnds: The Death Knight Lord Soth was cursed to forever walk the land of the living after he failed in his RedemptionQuest. That is, until [[spoiler: Takhisis made him mortal and killed him for refusing to aid her during the War of Souls.]]

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* UndeathAlwaysEnds: The Death Knight Lord Soth was cursed to forever walk the land of the living after he failed in his RedemptionQuest. That is, until [[spoiler: Takhisis [[spoiler:Takhisis made him mortal and killed him for refusing to aid her during the War of Souls.]]



* UniverseChronology

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* UnwittingPawn: Crysania fits this perfectly. Tasslehoff also sort of fits this trope at times. When he isn't being a SpannerInTheWorks, that is. [[spoiler: The Kingpriest himself to Fistandantilus. [[FanNickname Fisty]] didn't get ''exactly'' what he wanted out of that scheme, but the Kingpriest was his pawn all along nonetheless. The Gods of Magic become Takhisis's [[UnwittingPawn Unwitting Pawns]] in ''Dragons of the Hourglass Mage.'']]

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* UnwittingPawn: Crysania fits this perfectly. Tasslehoff also sort of fits this trope at times. When he isn't being a SpannerInTheWorks, that is. [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The Kingpriest himself to Fistandantilus. [[FanNickname Fisty]] didn't get ''exactly'' what he wanted out of that scheme, but the Kingpriest was his pawn all along nonetheless. The Gods of Magic become Takhisis's [[UnwittingPawn Unwitting Pawns]] in ''Dragons of the Hourglass Mage.'']]



* TheVamp: Kitiara has a ''lot'' of sexual partners, and [[spoiler: Tanis' feelings for her make him seriously consider [[FaceHeelTurn switching sides and joining her army]]]].

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* TheVamp: Kitiara has a ''lot'' of sexual partners, and [[spoiler: Tanis' [[spoiler:Tanis' feelings for her make him seriously consider [[FaceHeelTurn switching sides and joining her army]]]].



* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity - Raistlin's unrelenting desire for power leads him to [[spoiler: an epic FaceHeelTurn, betraying his brother, his friends and a woman who loved him, and nearly destroying the world by killing the Gods and taking their place: starting with the Dark Queen]]. Only ThePowerOfLove (and TimeTravel) could stop him.
* WizardDuel: Raistlin and Fistandantilus have one in ''Time of the Twins''. Coryn and Hoarst have an even more epic one at the end of ''The Measure and the Truth''. [[spoiler: It involves them flying through different planes of existence and culminates in outer space with them flying around the moons of Krynn.]]

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* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity - WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: Raistlin's unrelenting desire for power leads him to [[spoiler: an [[spoiler:an epic FaceHeelTurn, betraying his brother, his friends and a woman who loved him, and nearly destroying the world by killing the Gods and taking their place: starting with the Dark Queen]]. Only ThePowerOfLove (and TimeTravel) could stop him.
* WizardDuel: Raistlin and Fistandantilus have one in ''Time of the Twins''. Coryn and Hoarst have an even more epic one at the end of ''The Measure and the Truth''. [[spoiler: It [[spoiler:It involves them flying through different planes of existence and culminates in outer space with them flying around the moons of Krynn.]]



* WretchedHive: Flotsam.
* {{Yandere}}: [[spoiler: Gair Graymist from ''The Silver Stair'' becomes this for Camilla Weoledge after he starts to delve into Necromantic magic and becomes AxeCrazy. He plans to kill her and keep her spirit by him; fortunately, he does not succeed.]]

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* %%* WretchedHive: Flotsam.
* {{Yandere}}: [[spoiler: Gair [[spoiler:Gair Graymist from ''The Silver Stair'' becomes this for Camilla Weoledge after he starts to delve into Necromantic magic and becomes AxeCrazy. He plans to kill her and keep her spirit by him; fortunately, he does not succeed.]]



* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: At the end of ''Legends'', [[spoiler: Raistlin abandons a dying Crysania after she helps him enter the Abyss and protects him while he regains his magic. He actually tells her that almost she has outlived her usefulness to him just before he leaves.]]

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* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: At the end of ''Legends'', [[spoiler: Raistlin [[spoiler:Raistlin abandons a dying Crysania after she helps him enter the Abyss and protects him while he regains his magic. He actually tells her that almost she has outlived her usefulness to him just before he leaves.]]


* BigBad: Normally Takhisis, but depending on the era other dark gods, Chaos, Fistandantilus, or the Dragon Overlord Malystryx can take over the role.

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* BigBad: Normally Takhisis, Takhisis for most major story arcs (until [[spoiler: she dies at the climax of ''War of Souls'']]), but depending on the era other dark gods, Chaos, Fistandantilus, Chaos (''Dragons of Summer Flame'' and the Chaos War novels), Fistandantilus (''Kingpriest Trilogy''), or the Dragon Overlord Malystryx (most of the early Fifth Age material, until she ends up in an EvilVsEvil conflict with Takhisis in ''War of Souls'' [[spoiler: and loses]]) can take over the role.



* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The early years of the setting had some oddities because not everything about how the setting worked had been worked out yet. So, in some instances readers can see references to "Drow", which do not exist on Krynn (Ansalonian Dark Elves are Elves who have been banished from their homeland, not dark-skinned elves who live underground).

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The early years of the setting had some oddities because not everything about how the setting worked had been worked out yet. So, in some instances readers can see references to "Drow", which do not exist on Krynn (Ansalonian Dark Elves are Elves who have been banished from their homeland, not dark-skinned elves who live underground). Exactly how many wars Takhisis and her dragons waged to try and conquer Krynn before Huma banished her also took some time to pin down; the novel ''The Dragons'' eventually confirmed Huma's war as the Third Dragon War.



** This is actually justified ingame as well, ''Dragonlance'' is a low magic setting so it might be possible that the only character high level enough to be capable of resurrecting a character was the Kingpriest.

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** This is actually justified ingame as well, ''Dragonlance'' is a low magic setting so it might be possible that the only character high level enough to be capable of resurrecting a character was the Kingpriest.Kingpriest (and indeed, in-universe the fact that the Kingpriest was ''capable'' of performing a resurrection was considered proof that he was TheChosenOne).



* GodsNeedPrayerBadly: Averted; the gods do not need people to believe in them to survive.

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* GodsNeedPrayerBadly: Averted; Downplayed; the gods do not need people to believe in them to survive.survive, but getting active worship ''does'' give them more direct influence over the mortal plane.


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* OurOgresAreHungrier: Krynnish ogres are very different from - and more prominent in-universe than - the D&D standard. They're actually the degenerate descendants of the local {{precursors}}, who were blessed with incredible beauty, strength, magic and long lives by the gods of evil and used them to enslave ancient Krynn. They ended up being consumed by decadence and were overthrown by their slaves and splintered into various sub-races, including the Irda ([[DefectorFromDecadence defectors from decadence]] who [[HiddenElfVillage hide in remote regions]]), the minotaurs (saved from destruction by [[WarGod Sargas]] and remade in his image and who consider themselves the true inheritors of the ancient ogre empire) and the more "classic" ogres (whose downfall twisted them to become monstrous barbarians but who still dream of reclaiming their ancestors' power).

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* ArtisticLicenseEconomics: Post-Cataclysm, steel becomes the most valuable metal instead of gold, so steel coins are used as the highest form of currency. However, steel armor and weapons were still widely used, and their value in steel coins was actually a lot less than the amount of steel used to make them: it was possible to make money by buying steel longswords, then melting them down and forging them into coins.


--->'''Huma:''' [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome I belong to Paladine. I belong to Gwyneth. Neither will ever let you have me.]]

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--->'''Huma:''' [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome I belong to Paladine. I belong to Gwyneth. Neither will ever let you have me.]]


-->'''Huma:''' I am a Knight of Solamnia. I am the hand of Paladine, of Kiri-Jolith, and of Habbakuk on this world. You are on Krynn. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome You are mine, Queen of Darkness.]]

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-->'''Huma:''' I am a Knight of Solamnia. I am the hand of Paladine, of Kiri-Jolith, and of Habbakuk on this world. You are on Krynn. [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome You are mine, Queen of Darkness.]]

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* GenreTurningPoint: ''Dragonlance'' was TSR's first attempt to go beyond a simple DungeonCrawl and create a plotline reminiscent of epic fantasy novels, with the fate of the world at stake. And speaking of novels, it was the also the first instance of tie-in novels for a game setting.


* EarlyBirdCameo: In ''Kaz the Minotaur,'' it's established that the glowing green orb that the rogue wizard Galen Dracos used to summon Takhisis to the moral plane to battle Huma in ''The Legend of Huma'' had a mysterious power from beyond even the Abyss. What was this power called? ''Chaos.'' This took place five years in real-world time before ''Dragons of Summer Flame'' had Chaos waking up and attempting to destroy Krynn.

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* EarlyBirdCameo: In ''Kaz the Minotaur,'' it's established that the glowing green orb that the rogue wizard Galen Dracos used to summon Takhisis to the moral mortal plane to battle Huma in ''The Legend of Huma'' had a mysterious power from beyond even the Abyss. What was this power called? ''Chaos.'' This took place five years in real-world time before ''Dragons of Summer Flame'' had Chaos waking up and attempting to destroy Krynn.

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* EarlyBirdCameo: In ''Kaz the Minotaur,'' it's established that the glowing green orb that the rogue wizard Galen Dracos used to summon Takhisis to the moral plane to battle Huma in ''The Legend of Huma'' had a mysterious power from beyond even the Abyss. What was this power called? ''Chaos.'' This took place five years in real-world time before ''Dragons of Summer Flame'' had Chaos waking up and attempting to destroy Krynn.

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* JacobMarleyApparel: Justified in that the spirit's physical appearance, clothing, and weapons, are all based on the spirit's memories of being alive.


* ActionGirl: The ''Chronicles'' trilogy specifically has Laurana, Tika, and Goldmoon as part of the main group of heroes, and Alhana is also a major player in the plot.



** Also the ending to ''Dragons of a Lost Star'', when [[spoiler: not only Laurana ''and'' Goldmoon die, but the entire city of Qualinost literally has a dragon fall on top of it, causing the nearby river to flood the whole place, turning it into a "Lake of Death".]] But on the other hand, [[spoiler: you get to blame the whole thing on Mina and/or Takhisis!]]

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** Also the ending to ''Dragons of a Lost Star'', when [[spoiler: not only Laurana ''and'' Goldmoon die, but the entire city of Qualinost literally has a dragon fall on top of it, causing the nearby river to flood the whole place, turning it into a "Lake of Death".]] But on the other hand, [[spoiler: you get to blame the whole thing on Mina and/or Takhisis!]]Takhisis]]!



* DroppedABridgeOnHim: Most of the deaths of the original Heroes. The character mentioned in DownerEnding above is died in a noble HeroicSacrifice that perfectly suited his character, but that doesn't always happen. The others? '''SPOILERS AHEAD:'''[[spoiler: Flint's sudden heart attack, Tanis getting stabbed in the back by a random {{Mook}} just after recognising Steel as Sturm's son, Laurana and most of Qualinost literally having a ''dragon so huge that she frequently ate other dragons'' dropped on them, and Goldmoon has the life drained out of her by Takhisis after she defies the goddess.]]

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* DroppedABridgeOnHim: Most of the deaths of the original Heroes. The character mentioned in DownerEnding above is died killed in a noble HeroicSacrifice that perfectly suited his character, but that doesn't always happen. The others? '''SPOILERS AHEAD:'''[[spoiler: Flint's sudden heart attack, Tanis getting stabbed in the back by a random {{Mook}} just after recognising Steel as Sturm's son, Laurana and most of Qualinost literally having a ''dragon so huge that she frequently ate other dragons'' dropped on them, and Goldmoon has the life drained out of her by Takhisis after she defies the goddess.]]


* EarthAllAlong: The dark future portrayed in the Legends Trilogy, [[spoiler:created after Raistlin destroys all of the other gods and is left to devour himself over an ash-choked wasteland, having no power to create anything new. Caramon and Tasselhoff think they've been stranded in another world until they discover the ruins of their hometown, complete with the rotting corpses of Caramon's wife and [[DiscoveringYourOwnDeadBody Caramon himself]]. Fun for all the family!]]

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* EarthAllAlong: The dark future portrayed in the Legends Trilogy, [[spoiler:created after Raistlin destroys all of the other gods and is left to devour himself over an ash-choked wasteland, having no power to create anything new. Caramon and Tasselhoff think they've been stranded in another world until they discover the ruins of their hometown, complete with the rotting corpses of Caramon's wife and [[DiscoveringYourOwnDeadBody Caramon himself]].Caramon's own skeletal corpse]] lying in front of Tika's gravestone. Fun for all the family!]]



** The Taladas continent had the Aurim Empire, which unlike the civilizations of Ansalon, had been the sole major power of the continent since time immemorial. The empire was destroyed when the Cataclysm exited out the opposite side of Krynn from Istar and created a gigantic inland sea of magma. The spirit of Maladar, the last emperor of Aurim, attempted to use the power of Hith (Hiddukel) and his own mastery of dark magic to raise the empire during the TaladasTrilogy but he was foiled.

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** The Taladas continent had the Aurim Empire, which unlike the civilizations of Ansalon, had been the sole major power of the continent since time immemorial. The empire was destroyed when the Cataclysm exited out the opposite side of Krynn from Istar and created a gigantic inland sea of magma. The spirit of Maladar, the last emperor of Aurim, attempted to use the power of Hith (Hiddukel) and his own mastery of dark magic to raise the empire during the TaladasTrilogy Taladas Trilogy but he was foiled.



* SpoiledSweet: Laurana.

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* SpoiledSweet: Laurana. During her introduction in ''Dragons of Autumn Twilight'' she immediately makes Tika feel self-conscious and jealous of her beauty as soon as she enters, but she immediately defuses any tension between them by warmly thanking Tika for saving Gilthanas' life earlier and complimenting her red hair.


Theres also an animated movie based on Dragons of Autumn Twilight.

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Theres There's also an animated movie based on Dragons of Autumn Twilight.


* JerkassGods: The entire evil side of the pantheon, and especially Takhisis, who routinely starts wars in an attempt to conquer the world and tends to manipulate her family towards her own ends. The gods of good are not immune to this either though, as they are bound by the BalanceBetweenGoodAndEvil (which the evil gods try to subvert at every turn) and their idea of "helping" usually amounts to "Do what you would normally do".

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* JerkassGods: The entire evil side of the pantheon, and especially Takhisis, who routinely starts wars in an attempt to conquer the world and tends to manipulate her family towards her own ends. The gods of good are not immune to this either though, as they are bound by the BalanceBetweenGoodAndEvil (which the evil gods try to subvert at every turn) and their idea of "helping" usually amounts to saying, "Do what you would normally do".


* JerkassGods: The entire evil side of the pantheon, and especially Takhisis. The gods of good are not immune to this either though, as could be seen when they threw the fiery mountain on Istar to punish an arrogant punk of a Kingpriest, which [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt ravaged the continent, killed thousands instantly, and many more later to starvation]]. Oh, and it kind of allowed the primary god of evil to partially enter the world again, resulting in another massive war. Admittedly, the gods of evil were in on the Cataclysm too. It was a group action to punish somebody who had made them ''all'' angry. Mind you, the nation of Istar was a NaziByAnyOtherName and TheTheocracy who had begun campaigns of religious oppression as well as genocide against the world.

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* JerkassGods: The entire evil side of the pantheon, and especially Takhisis. Takhisis, who routinely starts wars in an attempt to conquer the world and tends to manipulate her family towards her own ends. The gods of good are not immune to this either though, as could be seen when they threw are bound by the fiery mountain on Istar to punish an arrogant punk of a Kingpriest, which [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt ravaged BalanceBetweenGoodAndEvil (which the continent, killed thousands instantly, and many more later to starvation]]. Oh, and it kind of allowed the primary god of evil to partially enter the world again, resulting in another massive war. Admittedly, the gods of evil were in on the Cataclysm too. It was a group action try to punish somebody who had made them ''all'' angry. Mind you, the nation of Istar was a NaziByAnyOtherName subvert at every turn) and TheTheocracy who had begun campaigns their idea of religious oppression as well as genocide against the world. "helping" usually amounts to "Do what you would normally do".


** Notably the first one is a bit ridiculous, since Wizards, who still had their powers, draw all their power from their gods. One would think a helpful white robe or power-hungry black robe would've mentioned this to the general public.
*** Not really. In a pantheon of dozens if not hundreds of gods, wizards draw their power exclusively from three specific ones, and those three have no priests or any other way of influencing the world. It's not too much of a stretch to believe that they would stay around when all others leave or that their power is controlled directly by wizards somehow. Wizards' magic proves that the gods existed at some point, but not that they are still around and listening.

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