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* ActionGirl: Attia.

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* %%* ActionGirl: Attia.



* AlienSky: A few of Incarceron's wings have these.

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* %%%* AlienSky: A few of Incarceron's wings have these.



* AntiHero: Finn and Keiro.
* ArtificialHuman: If the cell-born actually exist, they would be this.

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* %%%* AntiHero: Finn and Keiro.
* %%%* ArtificialHuman: If the cell-born actually exist, they would be this.



* [[spoiler:BadFuture]]: TheReveal near the end of Book 1.
* BelligerentSexualTension: Between Keiro and Attia.
* BigBad: Queen Sia.
* BiggerBad: While Queen Sia is the main threat in the Realm, the true evil is Incarceron.

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* [[spoiler:BadFuture]]: BadFuture [[spoiler: TheReveal near the end of Book 1.
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1.]]
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BelligerentSexualTension: Between Keiro and Attia.
* %%* BigBad: Queen Sia.
* BiggerBad: While
Queen Sia is the main threat in the Realm, the true evil is Incarceron.realm.



* BrainComputerInterface: The Glove.
* BreakingSpeech: Incarceron is very proficient at this.

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* %%%* BrainComputerInterface: The Glove.
* %%%* BreakingSpeech: Incarceron is very proficient at this.



* CommLinks: One of the properties of the keys.

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* ColdBlueEyes: The Warden, a cold and calculating man, has gray eyes, one of which actually appears in Incarceron's sky at one point. Queen Sia is also noted to have creepily pale eyes and is a terrible person.
* CommLinks: One of the properties of the keys.keys is communication.



* CosmicPlaything: The prisoners.

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* %%%* CosmicPlaything: The prisoners.



* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:Evian when his assassination attempt fails.]]
* {{Dystopia}}: Incarceron became one when men lost control over it.

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* %%%* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:Evian when his assassination attempt fails.]]
* {{Dystopia}}: {{Dystopia}}:
**
Incarceron became one when men lost control over it.



* EldritchAbomination: Incarceron itself is pretty much this, albeit created by man.
* EvilTwin: [[spoiler:The fake Giles (the Pretender)]].

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* EldritchAbomination: Incarceron itself is pretty much this, a living prison with alien skies and a twisted mentality, albeit it was created by man.
* EvilTwin: [[spoiler:The fake Giles (the Pretender)]].Pretender) is evil in contrast to the real Giles]].



* GeniusLoci: Incarceron.

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* %%%* GeniusLoci: Incarceron.



* GoneHorriblyWrong: Incarceron.
* [[spoiler: GoodAllAlong]]: [[spoiler:Lord Evian, though "good" [[WellIntentionedExtremist may be a speculative term.]]]]

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* %%%* GoneHorriblyWrong: Incarceron.
* [[spoiler: GoodAllAlong]]: GoodAllAlong: [[spoiler:Lord Evian, though "good" [[WellIntentionedExtremist may be a speculative term.]]]]



* GrayEyes: The Warden, a cold and calculating man, has gray eyes, one of which actually appears in Incarceron's sky at one point. Queen Sia is also noted to have creepily pale gray eyes and is a terrible person.
* GreatEscape

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* GrayEyes: GreatEscape: The Warden, main characters are trying to escape from a cold and calculating man, has gray eyes, one of which actually appears in Incarceron's sky at one point. Queen Sia GeniusLoci prison. It is also noted to have creepily pale gray eyes and is quite a terrible person.
* GreatEscape
feat.



* IJustWantToBeHuman: [[spoiler:Incarceron's goal in ''Sapphique''.]]
* ImpaledPalm: Keiro uses it to steal Jormandric's rings.
* IncurableCoughOfDeath: Jared.

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* IJustWantToBeHuman: [[spoiler:Incarceron's goal in ''Sapphique''.''Sapphique'' is to acquire a human body.]]
* %%%* ImpaledPalm: Keiro uses it to steal Jormandric's rings.
* %%%* IncurableCoughOfDeath: Jared.



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Keiro.

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* %%%%* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Keiro.



* LaserHallway: Incarceron can make them when it locks down.
* LiteralSurveillanceBug: A creation of Jared's.

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* LaserHallway: Incarceron can make them fill halls with lazers when it locks down.
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down as a security measure
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LiteralSurveillanceBug: A creation of Jared's.



* MacGuffin: [[spoiler:The keys.]]
** [[spoiler:Sapphique's glove in the sequel.]]

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* %%%* MacGuffin: [[spoiler:The keys.]]
** %%%** [[spoiler:Sapphique's glove in the sequel.]]



* MadeOfIron: A bit literally for Half-Men [[spoiler:and Keiro]].
* MalevolentArchitecture: Incarceron, naturally.

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* MadeOfIron: A bit literally for Half-Men [[spoiler:and Keiro]].
* MalevolentArchitecture: Incarceron, naturally.naturally, is a prison that darkly plays with its prisoners.



* NothingPersonal: The assassin sent after Jared emphasizes this.

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* %%%* NothingPersonal: The assassin sent after Jared emphasizes this.



* RedEyesTakeWarning: Incarceron's eyes are red.
* SatisfiedStreetRat: Keiro ''oozes'' this.
* ScavengerWorld: Both inside and outside the prison.
* ScienceFantasy: The novel has both fantasy and sci-fi elements.
* ShroudedInMyth: Sapphique.
* SilkHidingSteel: Claudia
* SinisterSurveillance: Incarceron's Eyes.

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* %%%* RedEyesTakeWarning: Incarceron's eyes are red.
* %%%* SatisfiedStreetRat: Keiro ''oozes'' this.
*
Keiro
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ScavengerWorld: Both inside and outside the prison.
* %%%* ScienceFantasy: The novel has both fantasy and sci-fi elements.
* ShroudedInMyth: Sapphique.
*
Sapphique is worshiped as a god after their escape from the infamous prison but little is truly known about them.
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SilkHidingSteel: Claudia
* %%%* SinisterSurveillance: Incarceron's Eyes.



* TookALevelInBadass: Jared. See UnderestimatingBadassery below.
* TraumaInducedAmnesia: [[spoiler: Finn had this]].

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* %%%* TookALevelInBadass: Jared. See UnderestimatingBadassery below.
*
Jared.
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TraumaInducedAmnesia: [[spoiler: Finn had this]].



* WellIntentionedExtremist: Well, many of them. They're the Steel Wolves.

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* %%%%* WellIntentionedExtremist: Well, many of them. They're the Steel Wolves.


* SuperIntelligent: The Sapients, who created Incarceron and now hold all the advanced knowledge of the past before Era.

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* SuperIntelligent: SuperIntelligence: The Sapients, who created Incarceron and now hold all the advanced knowledge of the past before Era.


* TheUnreveal: Throughout the books, there's some tension over whether Finn is ''really'' Giles, or is a cellborn who has some of the prince's memories and the tattoo because Giles was recycled into him. The Warden repeatedly evades the question--the closest thing he gives to a straight answer is that once Claudia claims Finn is the prince, they must make him be or they're all screwed. [[spoiler: Finn gets all his memories back, but the Warden's refusal to come down on one side or the other calls this into question.]]

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* NoHuggingNoKissing: No romance, although Claudia and Finn were engaged and [[spoiler: get married]].


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* TheUnreveal: Throughout the books, there's some tension over whether Finn is ''really'' Giles, or is a cellborn who has some of the prince's memories and the tattoo because Giles was recycled into him. The Warden repeatedly evades the question--the closest thing he gives to a straight answer is that once Claudia claims Finn is the prince, they must make him be or they're all screwed. [[spoiler: Finn gets all his memories back, but the Warden's refusal to come down on one side or the other calls this into question.]]

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* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: Everyone's visions/hallucinations of Sapphique, particularly when Jared dreams that Sapphique is taking care of him during a bad episode of his illness that comes on [[spoiler: during his flight from the Academy after an attempted assassination.]] He wakes up alone in the woods, but as recovered as if somebody really ''did'' take care of him.

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* GrayEyes: The Warden, a cold and calculating man, has gray eyes, one of which actually appears in Incarceron's sky at one point. Queen Sia is also noted to have creepily pale gray eyes and is a terrible person.

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* ConnectedAllAlong: Turns out that [[spoiler: Claudia and Incarceron]] already know each other, although one of them doesn't remember it, and that [[spoiler: "Blaize", the Sapiens who rescues Finn and crew, is the Warden, so he actually meets Finn in person ''before'' Claudia does.]]


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* {{Hypocrite}}: Most nobles, especially Queen Sia, are happy to enforce the rules of Protocol on others while using all kinds of advanced technology behind the scenes.

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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: In-universe; not everyone is terribly good at maintaining Era, and Jared notes upon watching a game of croquet (from the mid-1800s, when they seem to be aiming for the 1700s at the latest) that Queen Sia cherrypicks whatever she likes best rather than going for accuracy.

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* MeaningfulName: The name of Martor Sapiens, the original leader of the Sapienti who willingly entered Incarceron with the intent to guide and care for the inmates, is homonymous with "martyr".


* {{Gnosticism}}: Present. The most obvious Gnostic motif is, of course, Incarceron itself, a created sentient malevolent superbeing ruling over its own world and playing God while not actually being one.


* CrystalDragonJesus: Sapphique, who is said to have been the only known escapee, is worshiped as a god, and is sometimes called "The Nine-Fingered One" by his followers. He gained this nickname [[spoiler:as the result of losing one of his fingers to a beast within the Prison.]]

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* CrystalDragonJesus: Sapphique, who is said to have been the only known escapee, is worshiped as a god, and is sometimes called "The Nine-Fingered One" by his followers. He gained this nickname [[spoiler:as as the result of losing one of his fingers to a beast within the Prison.]]

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* ThrowingDownTheGauntlet: Finn challenges the Pretender to a duel by doing the traditional "chuck a glove at him".


* CharacterTitle: Both books. A bit clearer in ''Sapphique'' since Incarceron is a GeniusLoci.

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* CharacterTitle: Both books. A bit clearer in ''Sapphique'' since Incarceron is a GeniusLoci.GeniusLoci and could also fall under ThePlace.


* CharacterTitle: ''Sapphique''.

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* CharacterTitle: ''Sapphique''.Both books. A bit clearer in ''Sapphique'' since Incarceron is a GeniusLoci.


* GildedCage: The Realm at first looks like a perfect place (for the rich at least), but it's actually ruled by a tyrannical elite who enforces Protocol. Just like in Incarceron, people are not free.

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* GildedCage: The Realm at first looks like a perfect place (for the rich at least), but it's actually ruled by a tyrannical elite who enforces enforce Protocol. Just like in Incarceron, people are not free.


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* HedgeMaze: The Wardenry, in keeping with its fancy manor house status, has one. It's mostly portrayed positively, as a place Claudia and Jared can get privacy.

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