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* HeroicAlbino: Warren Burgess. [[spoiler: He wasn't born an albino; his hair ''literally'' went white with shock when he tried to take on the revenant protecting Fablehaven's artifact.]]


* UnequalRites: Wizards are dragons who take permanent human form to drastically increase their magical abilities. Witches are mortals who have(somehow) learned to use dark magic. Warlocks and magicians have been stated to exist and be distinct from both, but it is never mentioned exactly how they are distinct.

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* UnequalRites: Wizards are dragons who take permanent human form to drastically increase their magical abilities. Witches are mortals who have(somehow) have (somehow) learned to use dark magic. Warlocks and magicians have been stated to exist and be distinct from both, but it is never mentioned exactly how they are distinct.


Death and the society await around every corner. Will Kendra and Seth be able to work with their friends and prevent demons from destroying the world? Even moreso--will they ''survive?''

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Death and the society Society await around every corner. Will Kendra and Seth be able to work with their friends and prevent demons from destroying the world? Even moreso--will they ''survive?''


** [[spoiler: Early in ''Dragonwatch'', Seth tricks his cousin into venturing into one of the dangerous areas of Fablehaven. However, since that cousin is LockedOutOfTheLoop and has no idea what he's doing, the treaty still protects him and it's Seth who is considered to blame. At the climax of the book, Seth exploits the same loophole to allow his cousin to walk past dozens of furious dragons to retrieve the scepter.

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** [[spoiler: Early in ''Dragonwatch'', Seth tricks his cousin into venturing into one of the dangerous areas of Fablehaven. However, since that cousin is LockedOutOfTheLoop and has no idea what he's doing, the treaty still protects him and it's Seth who is considered to blame. At the climax of the book, Seth exploits the same loophole to allow his cousin to walk past dozens of furious dragons to retrieve the scepter.]]

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* WhamLine: Book 2 is drawing to a close, the day has been saved, and [[spoiler:Vanessa]] has been locked away in the Quiet Box...and then Kendra finds [[spoiler:her]] hidden note, revealing the identity of the heroes' ''[[BigBad true]]'' enemy, [[spoiler:[[HiddenInPlainSight the]] [[EvilAllAlong Sphinx]]]].


** The cat/lynx/panther in Book 2 does this ''8 times''.

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** The cat/lynx/panther in Book 2 does this ''8 times''. times'', being resurrected into a stronger, larger and more fearsome form every time it's killed.



* OurDragonsAreDifferent: Dragons are powerful, proud, long-lived reptilian beasts only found in a few preserves: most live in Wyrmroost alongside other beings too intractable to fit in regular, ordered reserves. Besides the basics their physical forms are extremely varied: some have hair, some have horns, some breathe lightning or poison instead of fire, some have metallic scales and one resembles nothing so much as a gigantic ten-legged salamander.

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* OurDragonsAreDifferent: Dragons are powerful, proud, long-lived reptilian beasts only found in a few preserves: most live in Wyrmroost alongside other beings too intractable to fit in regular, ordered reserves.havens. Besides the basics their physical forms are extremely varied: some have hair, some have horns, some breathe lightning or poison instead of fire, some have metallic scales and one resembles nothing so much as a gigantic ten-legged salamander.


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* OurHydrasAreDifferent: A fifteen-headed hydra named Hespera is the first guardian of the Dragon Temple in Wyrmroost.


A witch named Muriel nearly unleashes a demon and overthrows the preserve, and the Fairy Queen turns Kendra into an honorary fairy to save her life. But that's only the ''beginning'' of the trouble. There's an AncientConspiracy called the Society of the Evening Star out to overthrow Fablehaven--and all the other magical preserves--in search of [[PlotCoupon five magical artifacts of immense power]], which together make a key to open up a prison full of demons and blanket the world in darkness. They possess infinite patience--they'll spend ''thousands of years'' building up their credibility in one place before making a move--and a nearly innumerable number of [[TheMole moles]], which pop up in unexpected places. Kendra and Seth, having been dragged into the mess, must quickly discover a new way of life: Nowhere is safe. No one is trustworthy. AnyoneCanDie, and anyone can turn on you. The Society possesses near [[GambitRoulette omnipotence]], and can pop up to get you at any second. To make matters worse, most of the "magical creatures" quickly reveal themselves to be true animals (or very alien beings), and are nowhere near gentle dewy-eyed beings they are in most fairy tales.

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A witch named Muriel nearly unleashes a demon and overthrows the preserve, and the Fairy Queen turns Kendra into an honorary fairy to save her life. But that's only the ''beginning'' of the trouble. There's an AncientConspiracy called the Society of the Evening Star out to overthrow Fablehaven--and all the other magical preserves--in search of [[PlotCoupon five magical artifacts of immense power]], which together make a key to open up a prison full of demons and blanket the world in darkness. They possess infinite patience--they'll spend ''thousands of years'' building up their credibility in one place before making a move--and a nearly innumerable number of [[TheMole moles]], which pop up in unexpected places. Kendra and Seth, having been dragged into the mess, must quickly discover a new way of life: Nowhere is safe. No one is trustworthy. AnyoneCanDie, and anyone can turn on you. The Society possesses near [[GambitRoulette omnipotence]], [[WeAreEverywhere omnipresence]], and can pop up to get you at any second. To make matters worse, most of the "magical creatures" quickly reveal themselves to be true animals (or very alien beings), and are nowhere near gentle dewy-eyed beings they are in most fairy tales.


* BadPowersGoodPeople: Seth can telepathically speak to the undead, become invisible in even slight darkness, speak demonic languages, and ([[InformedAbility although he never does so]]) project fear, lower the temperature in a room, and cause dizzy spells. He's unquestionably one of the good guys. Although it's deconstructed a bit, as even his own family is worried about him going dark side and everyone else is amazed that a guy like him is on their side.

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* BadPowersGoodPeople: Seth can telepathically speak to the undead, become invisible in even slight darkness, speak demonic languages, and potentially ([[InformedAbility although he never does so]]) project fear, lower the temperature in a room, and cause dizzy spells. He's unquestionably one of the good guys. Although it's deconstructed a bit, as even his own family is worried about him going dark side and everyone else is amazed that a guy like him is on their side.



* BaitTheDog: [[spoiler: Graulas, helping Seth and being an ally was all just to gain their trust, get healed, and hijack the BigBad possession with Luna.]]

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* BaitTheDog: [[spoiler: Graulas, helping Graulas. Helping Seth and being acting as an ally was all just a plot to gain their trust, get healed, his trust. After Seth healed him, he promptly overthrew Fablehaven and hijack the BigBad possession joined up with Luna.Nagi Luna to open the demon prison.]]



* BarrierMaiden: [[spoiler: The five Eternals, which are the ''second'' barrier to opening Zzyzx.]]
* BatmanGambit: [[spoiler: The Fairy Queen and her realm pull one on the entirety of the demons of Zzyzx when she lets them go into her realm, as she knows they will not be able to resist destroying it. Once they are inside, they realize that every other exit has been destroyed, and the Fairy Queen has closed off the entrance, trapping them again. To add insult to injury, the Fairy Queen has moved into Zzyzx, intending to make it her new realm.]]
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Kendra is a sweet, hesitant girl who hates touching weapons. She fights demons with powers verging on godhood, and it is they that fear her, with good reason. The best example comes in Book 5... [[spoiler: after the Demon King attacks Bracken, Kendra borrows Vasilis and cuts his head off. Yes, Kendra just killed the King of Demons.]]

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* BarrierMaiden: [[spoiler: The five Eternals, which who are the ''second'' barrier to opening Zzyzx.]]
* BatmanGambit: [[spoiler: The Fairy Queen and her realm subjects pull one on the entirety of the demons of Zzyzx when she lets them go into enter her realm, as she knows they will not be able to resist destroying it. Once they are inside, they realize that every other exit has been destroyed, and the Fairy Queen has closed off the entrance, trapping them again. To add insult to injury, the Fairy Queen has moved into Zzyzx, intending to make it her new realm.]]
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Kendra is a sweet, hesitant girl who hates touching weapons. She fights demons with powers verging on godhood, and it is they From the second book on, she has access to an almost god-like power that enhances creatures or objects of light and repels darkness. Demons fear her, with and for good reason. The best example comes in Book 5... [[spoiler: after the Demon King attacks Bracken, Zzyzx is opened and Seth is wounded, Kendra borrows Vasilis and cuts his the Demon King's head off. Yes, Kendra just killed the King of Demons.]]



* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler: Albino!Tanu and Colter]] at the climax of ''Rise of the Evening Star.'' In [[spoiler: Tanu]]'s case, it's literal.

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* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler: Albino!Tanu and Colter]] Coulter]] at the climax of ''Rise of the Evening Star.'' In [[spoiler: Tanu]]'s case, it's literal.



* BreathWeapon: Dragons. While we see a few breathing fire, most have a more unique breath weapon. [[spoiler:Navarog]] breathes molten metal, Siletta breathes poison, and dragon king Celebrant is described as having at least five separate breath weapons [[spoiler:and one made of pure energy is shown on Brogo in the fifth book.]] Subverted with Raxtus, whose breath makes plants grow.

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* BreathWeapon: Dragons. While we see a few breathing fire, most have a more unique breath weapon. [[spoiler:Navarog]] breathes molten metal, Siletta breathes poison, and dragon king Celebrant is described as having at least five separate breath weapons [[spoiler:and one [[spoiler:(one made of pure energy is shown used on Brogo in the fifth book.book).]] Subverted with Raxtus, whose breath makes plants grow.



* ButtMonkey: [[spoiler: Warren]] and Dale experience this at different levels. Dale is often harmed or rendered incapable of helping the team, e.g. [[spoiler: turned to lead, turned into a shadow, holed up in the barn when Graulas destroys the treaty, ''"Dale, I'm sorry you're stuck in a net".'']] And if one of the Knights gets hurt on a mission, it's probably [[spoiler:Warren.]] He's been [[spoiler:stabbed, clawed with harpy venom, trapped in an extradimensional space]]--you name it. The number of injuries he sustains through the series are just about incalculable.
* CasualDangerDialog: If anything ever fazes [[spoiler: Warren]], they haven't yet found it. Even when put up out of comission, he ''still'' tries to help.

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* ButtMonkey: [[spoiler: Warren]] and Dale experience this at different levels. Dale is often harmed or rendered incapable of helping the team, e.g. [[spoiler: turned to lead, turned into a shadow, holed up in the barn when Graulas destroys the treaty, ''"Dale, I'm sorry you're stuck in a net".'']] And if one of the Knights gets hurt on a mission, it's probably [[spoiler:Warren.]] He's been [[spoiler:stabbed, clawed with harpy venom, trapped in an extradimensional space]]--you space, turned into a mute albino]]--you name it. The number of injuries he sustains through throughout the series are just about incalculable.
series--and the fact that [[spoiler:he ''survives all of them'']] is downright incredible.
* CasualDangerDialog: If anything ever fazes [[spoiler: Warren]], they haven't yet found it. Even when put up he's out of comission, commission, he ''still'' tries to help.



* CharacterDevelopment: Seth--over the course of the series, he gradually learns to be a ''little'' less foolhardy and learns to think things through.

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* CharacterDevelopment: Seth--over the course Most of the series, he major characters have at least a little. Notably,
** Seth goes from a reckless kid in search of fun to a more serious young man who knows how to take calculated risks and think through his actions (usually).
** Kendra
gradually learns to be a ''little'' less foolhardy sheds her hesitant, stickler-for-rules nature from the first book and learns to think things through.be more confident and decisive.
** Hugo starts out as a mindless golem who only obeys orders. After being given free will at the end of the first book, he gradually develops a great deal of autonomy and the beginnings of his own personality, even going so far as to [[spoiler: disobey orders he used to follow without question]].



* DeadpanSnarker: Lots of people, Seth, Kendra and [[spoiler: Warren]] come to mind.
* DiabolusExMachina: The end of ''Rise of the Evening Star'' looks pretty happy. TheMole is under captivity, the BigGood's on top of things, EverybodyLives, and one of the magical artifacts has been recovered. [[spoiler: And then you find out: The Sphinx is nowhere ''near'' what he appears...]]

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* DeadpanSnarker: Lots of people, Seth, Kendra and [[spoiler: Warren]] come to mind.
* DiabolusExMachina: The end of ''Rise of the Evening Star'' looks pretty happy. TheMole is under in captivity, the BigGood's on top of things, EverybodyLives, and one of the magical artifacts has been recovered. [[spoiler: And then you find out: The Sphinx is nowhere ''near'' what he appears...]]



** [[spoiler:Earlier, in book 2, we have the scene with the revenant, which may be viewed as even more awesome than the demon-killing in Book 5, considering that Seth had no special powers at the time and far less experience with the magical world.]]

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** [[spoiler:Earlier, in book 2, we have the scene with the revenant, which may be viewed as even more awesome than the demon-killing in Book 5, considering that Seth had no special powers at the time and time, far less experience with the magical world.world, and was armed with only a pair of pliers.]]



* FantasticFragility: It's evidently a rule of magic that everything which has a beginning must also have an end. This is why Zzyzx was made with keys: By hardcoding in one specific and extremely complex way to open the prison, its builders were able to ensure that it couldn't fail in any other way.

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* FantasticFragility: It's evidently a rule of magic that everything which has a beginning must also have an end. This is why Zzyzx was made with keys: By hardcoding in leaving one specific and extremely complex way to open the prison, its builders were able to ensure that it couldn't fail in any other way.



* FantasticRacism: Centaurs are kind of bastards. And dragons see humans the way humans see mice. And everyone(faeries, dragons, spirits...) hates Golems, of all things, for no apparent reason.

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* FantasticRacism: Centaurs are kind of bastards. And dragons Dragons see humans the way humans see mice. And everyone(faeries, dragons, spirits...) hates Golems, of all things, for no apparent reason.



* FaunsAndSatyrs: Doren and Newel are both satyrs and they serve as the series's PluckyComicRelief. The third book also introduces Verl as a nerdy satyr who becomes Kendra's AbhorrentAdmirer.

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* FaunsAndSatyrs: Doren and Newel are both satyrs and they who serve as the series's PluckyComicRelief. The third book also introduces Verl as a nerdy satyr who becomes Kendra's AbhorrentAdmirer.



* FromBadToWorse: ''Rise of the Evening Star'' is noticably darker, but things ''really'' start going downhill in ''The Shadow Plague.''

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* FromBadToWorse: ''Rise of the Evening Star'' is noticably noticeably darker, but things ''really'' start going downhill in ''The Shadow Plague.''



* {{Golem}}: Hugo. He initially starts out as just an "earthen automaton," but thanks to the fairies, he actually becomes a (slowly) thinking being.

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* {{Golem}}: Hugo. He initially starts out as just an "earthen automaton," but thanks to the fairies, he actually becomes a (slowly) thinking being.an independent being and gradually develops his own personality.



* HeelFaceTurn: After being TheMole, [[spoiler: Vanessa decides to become a bona fide good guy.]] It's also a MistreatmentInducedBetrayal, because [[spoiler: she feels as if the Sphinx abandoned her.]]
** [[spoiler: The Sphinx also pulls a HeelFaceTurn after Graulus takes control of the Society.]]

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* HeelFaceTurn: After being TheMole, [[spoiler: Vanessa decides to become a bona fide join up with the good guy.guys.]] It's also a MistreatmentInducedBetrayal, because [[spoiler: she feels as if the Sphinx abandoned her.her when he left her in the Quiet Box.]]
** [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The Sphinx also pulls a HeelFaceTurn after Graulus takes and Nagi Luna take control of the Society.]]



* HeroicAlbino: Warren Burgess. [[spoiler: He wasn't born an albino; his hair ''literally'' went white with shock when he tried to take on the revenant protecting the artifact.]]
* HeroicBSOD

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* HeroicAlbino: Warren Burgess. [[spoiler: He wasn't born an albino; his hair ''literally'' went white with shock when he tried to take on the revenant protecting the Fablehaven's artifact.]]
* HeroicBSODHeroicBSOD: Quite a few characters get in on this.



* IdiotHero: Seth wouldn't be out of place in a {{shonen}} anime, the way he acts. Unlike a lot of shonen heroes, though, Seth regularly gets called for it.

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* IdiotHero: Seth wouldn't be out of place in a {{shonen}} anime, the way he acts. Unlike a lot of shonen heroes, though, Seth regularly gets called for on it.



* IntergenerationalFriendship: Tanu, Coulter, and Vanessa all stick by Kendra and Seth happily [[spoiler: though Vanessa does eventually [[TheMole turn on them.]]]] Vanessa and Kendra especially seem to bond in a CoolBigSis way [[spoiler: and she's genuinely happy to see Kendra when she's released]].

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* IntergenerationalFriendship: Tanu, Coulter, and Vanessa all stick by form a strong bond with Kendra and Seth happily [[spoiler: though Vanessa does eventually [[TheMole turn on them.]]]] Vanessa and Kendra especially seem to bond in a CoolBigSis way [[spoiler: and she's genuinely happy to see Kendra when she's released]].



* KickTheSonOfABitch: Society member Christopher Vogel finds a bar of gold lying about and takes it with him. It was Nero's gold, which the Satyrs had stolen earlier, and an incredibly pissed Nero beats the crap out of him to take it back.
* KissingCousins: OK, so nothing ever ''actually'' comes of it, but throughout Book 2, Kendra harbors a bit of a PrecociousCrush on [[spoiler: Warren]], who is in fact her distant cousin.

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* KickTheSonOfABitch: Society member Christopher Vogel finds a bar of gold lying about and takes it with him. It was Nero's gold, which the Satyrs satyrs had stolen earlier, and an incredibly pissed Nero beats the crap out of him to take it back.
* KissingCousins: OK, so nothing ever ''actually'' comes of it, but throughout Book 2, Kendra harbors a bit of a PrecociousCrush on [[spoiler: Warren]], who is in fact her distant cousin. She actually does kiss him once, though it's only in the hope that her fairykind status might bring him out of his catatonic state.



** They can take human form -- except for Raxtus, an unusually small dragon who can only turn into something resembling a female fairy -- and the series' wizards are in fact dragons who chose to permanently become human in exchange for greater magical power.

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** They can take human form -- except for Raxtus, an unusually small dragon who can only turn into something resembling a female male fairy -- and the series' wizards are in fact dragons who chose to permanently become human in exchange for greater magical power.



* OurFairiesAreDifferent: Small, AlwaysFemale humanoids with insect wings -- usually, as some have bat or hummingbird wings instead -- and who come in a great variety of subspecies, variants and races associated with different environments. Variants include the "regular" garden fairies with dragonfly and butterfly wings who Fablehaven's gardens, locust-, beetle- and bat-winged fairies who live in the desert around Lost Mesa, golden fairies called "jinn harps" with spellbindingly beautiful songs, and the powerful and mysterious Fairy Queen [[spoiler:who is actually a unicorn in humanoid form]]. Fairies cannot be kept indoors overnight, or they will turn into malformed, hateful and flightless imps.

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* OurFairiesAreDifferent: Small, AlwaysFemale humanoids with insect wings -- usually, as some have bat or hummingbird wings instead -- and who come in a great variety of subspecies, variants and races associated with different environments. Variants include the "regular" garden fairies with dragonfly and butterfly wings who seen in Fablehaven's gardens, locust-, beetle- and bat-winged fairies who live in the desert around Lost Mesa, golden fairies called "jinn harps" with spellbindingly beautiful songs, and the powerful and mysterious Fairy Queen [[spoiler:who is actually a unicorn in humanoid form]]. Fairies cannot be kept indoors overnight, or they will turn into malformed, hateful and flightless imps.



** It should be noted that in cases where family members do not strike them as being Caretaker material, they deliberately make sure the clues will be hidden. Innocence of the existence of magical creatures is (almost) a 100% foolproof way of being protected from them.
* PerversePuppet: Mendigo, Muriel's supernaturally strong puppet minion. [[spoiler: After she's gone and her magic fades, he becomes good. But it isn't really a HeelFaceTurn, since he has no mind.]]

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** It should be noted that in cases where family members do not strike them as being Caretaker material, they deliberately make sure the clues will be hidden. Innocence Ignorance of the existence of magical creatures is (almost) a 100% foolproof way of being protected from them.
* PerversePuppet: Mendigo, Muriel's supernaturally strong puppet minion. [[spoiler: After she's gone and her magic fades, he becomes good. defeated, a swarm of fairies alter his allegiance to make him loyal to Kendra. But it isn't really a HeelFaceTurn, since he has no mind.mind of his own.]]



* RedPillBluePill: Ignorance is its own kind of protection, and caretakers are very careful about who they let in on the secret for this reason. In the first book, Kendra and Seth have to solve riddles and then seek out the milk themselves.

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* RedPillBluePill: Ignorance is its own kind of protection, and caretakers are very careful about who they let in on the secret for this reason. In the first book, Kendra and Seth have to solve riddles and then seek out the milk truth about the preserve themselves.



* ShooOutTheClowns: Quite surprisingly averted by Newel and Doren in book five. They stick around for the last battle, and, though their accomplishments are those of secondary characters, fight bravely and survive. Before the final battle, they do mention they know they are going to their probable deaths and would have ditched long ago if not for some pesky nobility that snuck into their characters. Yet they still come out with some great wingers even during all this--and while some of it is to help keep spirits up and the like, some of it is just them. Their battle cry is "for Frito-Lay" after all...

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* ShooOutTheClowns: Quite surprisingly averted by Newel and Doren in book five. They stick around for the last final battle, and, though their accomplishments are those of secondary characters, fight bravely and survive. Before the final battle, they do mention they know they are going to their probable deaths and would have ditched long ago if not for some pesky nobility that snuck into their characters. Yet they still come out with some great wingers even during all this--and while some of it is to help keep spirits up and the like, some of it is just them. Their battle cry is "for Frito-Lay" "Frito-Lay!" after all...



* SpannerInTheWorks: [[spoiler: The Sphinx]] had an unstoppable plan, with every contingency planned, against which the heroes were powerless - except that they never anticipated that Seth would inadvertently [[spoiler: free the demon Graulas]], causing them to lose control of the plan.

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* SpannerInTheWorks: [[spoiler: The Sphinx]] had an unstoppable plan, with every contingency planned, against which the heroes were powerless - except that they never anticipated that Seth would inadvertently [[spoiler: free the demon Graulas]], causing them to lose control of the plan.Society and send the plan spiraling out of control.



* StableTimeLoop: [[spoiler: The Chronometer from Book 3, temporarily bringing Patton Burgess into the present day--which leads him to WriteBackToTheFuture. This also allows the characters to visit him in the past a few times in book 5.]]

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* StableTimeLoop: [[spoiler: The Chronometer from Book 3, 3 temporarily bringing brings Patton Burgess into the present day--which leads him to WriteBackToTheFuture. This also allows the characters to visit him in the past a few times in book 5.]]



* ThisLooksLikeAJobForAquaman: {{Downplayed}} in Book 4. The heroes need to steal a unicorn horn protected by centaur guards, a maze of invisible walls, a mountain troll, and magic that afflicts a would-be thief with crippling guilt. And then Graulas turns Seth into a shadow charmer. Shadow charmers turn invisible in dim light, can see the invisible, can communicate with and easily befriend dark creatures, and are immune to magic that affects emotions. Granted, all of those are useful abilities that get used in many other contexts, but still...

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* ThisLooksLikeAJobForAquaman: {{Downplayed}} in Book 4. The heroes need to steal a unicorn horn protected by centaur guards, a maze of invisible walls, a mountain troll, and magic that afflicts a would-be thief with crippling guilt. And then Graulas turns inducts Seth into as a shadow charmer. Shadow charmers turn are virtually invisible in dim light, can see the invisible, can communicate with and easily befriend dark creatures, and are immune to magic that affects emotions. Granted, all of those are useful abilities that get used in many other contexts, but still...



* VoluntaryShapeshifting: Dragons do this all the time, usually into human form. And Kendra and Seth shrink down to miniature size once. And the Eternal's guardians are [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot immortal sentient talking animals can instantly turn into any other animal of approximately the same mass and can only die through powerful magical means or if their charge is killed through the same]].
* WasOnceAMan: Happens occasionally. For example, [[spoiler:Ephira.]] And there's the exact opposite: the wizards weren't always human.

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* VoluntaryShapeshifting: Dragons do this all the time, usually into human form. And At one point, Kendra and Seth use potions to shrink down to miniature size once.size. And the Eternal's guardians are [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot immortal sentient talking animals can instantly turn into any other animal of approximately the same mass and can only die through powerful magical means or if their charge is killed through the same]].
* WasOnceAMan: Happens occasionally. For example, [[spoiler:Ephira.[[spoiler:Ephira and Muriel.]] And there's the exact opposite: the wizards weren't always human.

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* OurCentaursAreDifferent:
** Centaurs are a typical ProudWarriorRace and skilled and powerful fighters, but they're also arrogant jerks who think they should naturally be in charge and are uninterested in helping anyone but themselves, even when the fate of the world is on the line. Every character who has expressed an opinion has said they dislike dealing with them.
** At least one alcetaur -- human above and moose below -- is among the inhabitants of Wyrmroost.
* OurDragonsAreDifferent: Dragons are powerful, proud, long-lived reptilian beasts only found in a few preserves: most live in Wyrmroost alongside other beings too intractable to fit in regular, ordered reserves. Besides the basics their physical forms are extremely varied: some have hair, some have horns, some breathe lightning or poison instead of fire, some have metallic scales and one resembles nothing so much as a gigantic ten-legged salamander.
** They can take human form -- except for Raxtus, an unusually small dragon who can only turn into something resembling a female fairy -- and the series' wizards are in fact dragons who chose to permanently become human in exchange for greater magical power.
** Notably, dragons are also some of the few creatures not to be inherently bound to light or darkness -- while most magical beings are instinctively compelled to act in accordance to one force or the other, which side a dragon favors depends largely on the individual in question.
* OurFairiesAreDifferent: Small, AlwaysFemale humanoids with insect wings -- usually, as some have bat or hummingbird wings instead -- and who come in a great variety of subspecies, variants and races associated with different environments. Variants include the "regular" garden fairies with dragonfly and butterfly wings who Fablehaven's gardens, locust-, beetle- and bat-winged fairies who live in the desert around Lost Mesa, golden fairies called "jinn harps" with spellbindingly beautiful songs, and the powerful and mysterious Fairy Queen [[spoiler:who is actually a unicorn in humanoid form]]. Fairies cannot be kept indoors overnight, or they will turn into malformed, hateful and flightless imps.


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* OurPerytonsAreDifferent: Perytons with golden fur and poisonous antlers are among the creatures living in Wyrmroost, a reserve home to creatures too powerful, dangerous or unruly for other sanctuaries to house.


* ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler: The revenant's nail turns out to be this in the third book.]]

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* ChekhovsGun: ChekhovsGun:
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[[spoiler: The revenant's nail turns out to be this in the third book.]]]]
** [[spoiler: Early in ''Dragonwatch'', Seth tricks his cousin into venturing into one of the dangerous areas of Fablehaven. However, since that cousin is LockedOutOfTheLoop and has no idea what he's doing, the treaty still protects him and it's Seth who is considered to blame. At the climax of the book, Seth exploits the same loophole to allow his cousin to walk past dozens of furious dragons to retrieve the scepter.


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* FantasticFragility: It's evidently a rule of magic that everything which has a beginning must also have an end. This is why Zzyzx was made with keys: By hardcoding in one specific and extremely complex way to open the prison, its builders were able to ensure that it couldn't fail in any other way.


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* VegetarianCarnivore: The Fair Folk of Wyrmroost can make a magically produced foodstuff called "dragonmeal", which keeps the normally carnivorous dragons fed so they don't need to snack on other inhabitants of the preserves.

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* SpeciesSpecificAfterlife: While the subject of the afterlife is not extensively explored in the novels, the demon Graulas mentions in one book that "[[{{Hell}} certain circles]]" are appointed for receiving and punishing the souls of demons after death, implying that at least some magical creatures go to specific afterlives of their own after dying.


* AbortedArc: The djinn in Fablehaven's dungeon is built up like one of the ''many'' {{ChekhovsGun|s}} in the series, with a clearly laid-out set of rules and a direct tie to a main character's backstory; but as of the first book of ''Dragonwatch'', it's never been referenced again.

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* AbortedArc: The djinn in Fablehaven's dungeon is built up like one of the ''many'' {{ChekhovsGun|s}} [[ChekhovsGun Chekhov's Guns]] in the series, with a clearly laid-out set of rules and a direct tie to a main character's backstory; but as of the first book of ''Dragonwatch'', it's never been referenced again.


* AbortedArc: The djinn in Fablehaven's dungeon is built up like one of the ''many'' {{Chekhov's Gun}}s in the series, with a clearly laid-out set of rules and a direct tie to a main character's backstory; but as of the first book of ''Dragonwatch'', it's never been referenced again.

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* AbortedArc: The djinn in Fablehaven's dungeon is built up like one of the ''many'' {{Chekhov's Gun}}s {{ChekhovsGun|s}} in the series, with a clearly laid-out set of rules and a direct tie to a main character's backstory; but as of the first book of ''Dragonwatch'', it's never been referenced again.


* AbortedArc: The djinn in Fablehaven's dungeon is built up like one of the ''many'' {{Chekhov's Gun}}s in the series, with a clearly laid-out set of rules and a direct tie to a main character's backstory; but as of the first book of ''Dragonwatch'', it's never been referenced again.



* ChekhovMIA: [[spoiler: Seth never does get to use his treasure from Wyrmroost.]] He actually realizes this and is highly disappointed by it, [[spoiler: but he considers using the growing tower to give Hugo a permanent home.]]
** [[spoiler: There's a jinn sealed in Fablehaven's dungeon. Ruth gives a detailed explanation of his powers, but nothing ever comes of it. ]]

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* ChekhovMIA: ChekhovsArmory: A truly spectacular number of artifacts, characters, and references from the original books end up coming back later in unexpected ways. A few of them even cross into SequelHook territory and don't get used until ''Dragonwatch''; some examples include [[spoiler: the protection around people [[TheMasquerade unaware of magical creatures]] being weaponized in the climax, and Seth never does get finally getting to use his treasure from Wyrmroost.]] He actually realizes this and is highly disappointed by it, [[spoiler: but he considers using one of the growing tower to give Hugo a permanent home.]]
** [[spoiler: There's a jinn sealed in Fablehaven's dungeon. Ruth gives a detailed explanation of his powers, but nothing ever comes of it. ]]
two statues he was given]].



* InfinityPlusOneSword: Vasilis

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* InfinityPlusOneSword: VasilisVasilis. It's briefly mentioned that it's one of five similar swords, though the remaining four [[SequelHook have not yet appeared or even been properly mentioned]].


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** ''Dragonwatch'' also manages to be this to ''Fablehaven'' as a whole, since it starts where the previous series left off and somehow manages to ''keep building'' on the potentially apocalyptic crisis of Book 5.

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