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* TeacherStudentRomance: Mairelon and Kim fall in love in ''Magician's Ward''.

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* TeacherStudentRomance: Mairelon [[spoiler:Mairelon and Kim Kim]] fall in love in ''Magician's Ward''.


* MentorShip: In ''Magician's Ward''.


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* TeacherStudentRomance: Mairelon and Kim fall in love in ''Magician's Ward''.

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* DisabilityImmunity: Mannering's spell was meant to steal magical ability, so when Mrs. Lowe (who has no magical abilities) steps in front of it, it fails to take effect on her and rebounds painfully onto Mannering.


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* UnskilledButStrong: Mannering in ''Magician's Ward''. The magic he's stolen makes him several times more powerful than even the strongest normal wizard, but he knows barely anything about magic and has never been trained. This is only exacerbated by the fact that he casts all his spells in English (casting spells in your native language makes them more powerful, but can produce unpredictable side effects).

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* GreenEyedMonster: Throughout ''The Magician's Ward'' Mairelon grows increasingly unhappy with the fact that Kim is getting the romantic attentions of numerous young men during the Season. By the time Lord Franton asks him for her hand in marriage, he's realized that it's because he's in love with her and figures he's too late.


* InstantRunes: Averted in ''Mairelon the Magician'', and more explicitly in ''Magician's Ward'', as Mairelon explains that the use of most magic requires runes prepared in advance.

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* InstantRunes: Averted in ''Mairelon the Magician'', and more explicitly in ''Magician's Ward'', as Mairelon explains that the use of most magic requires runes prepared in advance.advance - the potential consequences of making a mistake while drawing a spell diagram in the air are too potentially severe to be worth the risk, especially as the diagrams get more complicated and easier to screw up.


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-->'''St. Clair:''' I congratulate you, Lady Granleigh. I have never before met anyone with so great a talent for seeing the world as she wishes it to be.

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* TruthSerums: The complete Saltash set can be used as a focus to cast a spell that forces someone to tell the truth. It has several limitations (only works with the whole set, limited duration, and can only be used once on any given person), but it's still noted to be a unique and exceptionally powerful bit of magic.


* LieDetector: Individual pieces of the Saltash set can be used for this; the whole set together can be used to [[TruthSerum force people to speak the truth]].

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* LieDetector: Individual pieces of the Saltash set can be used for this; this (and can even tell if someone is deliberately telling a half-truth); the whole set together can be used to [[TruthSerum force people to speak the truth]].



* PeoplePuppets: Dan Laverham tries to use a piece of the Saltash set to do this to Kim. Unfortunately for him, the Saltash spells [[ItOnlyWorksOnce only work once]] on any person, and Kim's already had them used on her.

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* PeoplePuppets: Dan Laverham tries to use a piece of the Saltash set to do this to Kim. Unfortunately [[spoiler:Unfortunately for him, the Saltash spells [[ItOnlyWorksOnce only work once]] on any person, and Kim's already had them used on her.]]


* ChekhovsSkill: The first piece of stage magic that Mairelon teaches Kim is a trick knot that looks complicated but can be easily undone by anyone who knows what loop to pull. When Kim gets put under a control spell by Laverham, she binds Mairelon with this knot to show that the spell isn't actually affecting her.

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* ChekhovsSkill: The first piece of stage magic that Mairelon teaches Kim is a trick knot that looks complicated but can be easily undone by anyone who knows what loop to pull. When [[spoiler:When Kim gets put under a control spell by Laverham, she binds Mairelon with this knot to show that the spell isn't actually affecting her.]]


* BookcasePassage: Mairelon and Kim hide in one when the next participant in a long of housebreakers shows up in the library they're trying to toss.

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* BookcasePassage: Mairelon and Kim hide in one when the next participant in a long line of housebreakers shows up in the library they're trying to toss.

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* BookcasePassage: Mairelon and Kim hide in one when the next participant in a long of housebreakers shows up in the library they're trying to toss.


** Mairelon himself at times, or at least 'Obfuscating Flippancy'. He frequently appears not to take threats until the last second, and no one but Kim catches on to the fact that he speaks very politely and gently when he is especially angry.

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** Mairelon himself at times, or at least 'Obfuscating Flippancy'. He frequently appears not to take threats seriously until the last second, and no one but Kim catches on to the fact that he speaks very politely and gently when he is especially angry.

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**Mairelon himself at times, or at least 'Obfuscating Flippancy'. He frequently appears not to take threats until the last second, and no one but Kim catches on to the fact that he speaks very politely and gently when he is especially angry.


* BewitchedAmphibians: The lower-class slang for wizard is "frog-maker". At the end of ''Mairelon the Magician'', [[spoiler:Mairelon says he'll turn his brother into a frog for a few minutes if it would make him feel better, but he'd rather not]].

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* BewitchedAmphibians: The lower-class slang for wizard is "frog-maker". At the end of ''Mairelon the Magician'', [[spoiler:Mairelon says he'll turn his brother into a frog for a few minutes if it would make him feel better, but he'd rather not]].not - the spell's rather complicated]].

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* SheCleansUpNicely: In the second chapter of ''Mairelon the Magician'', Mairelon says about the street-urchin Kim (then dressed as a boy) "I think you'll be surprised at how well she cleans up." By the middle of ''Magician's Ward'', she is an "unqualified social success", with gentlemen standing in line to dance with her at her come-out ball.

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* PygmalionPlot: Complete with speech lessons.

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