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* CombatByChampion: Peter challenges Miraz to a duel over the right to rule Narnia. This is a token of desperation as much as honor--Peter and his advisors know that they can't defeat Miraz's superior forces in a straight-up battle. Miraz for his part accepts out of vanity and for political reasons, so as not to appear weak before [[DeadlyDecadentCourt his own followers]].

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* CombatByChampion: Peter challenges Miraz to a duel over the right to rule Narnia. This is a token of desperation as much as honor--Peter and his advisors know that they can't defeat Miraz's superior forces in a straight-up battle. Miraz for his part accepts out of vanity and for political reasons, so as not to appear weak before [[DeadlyDecadentCourt [[DecadentCourt his own followers]].


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* FantasticRacism: Nikabrik openly hates [[HalfHumanHybrid half-Dwarfs]] like Cornelius, considering them renegades and traitors -- even though it's hardly their fault who their parents were. Trufflehunter calls him out on this.


** [[spoiler:[[PaperTiger Ironically, he goes down fairly easily.]]]]

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** [[spoiler:[[PaperTiger Ironically, [[spoiler:Ironically, he [[PaperTiger actually goes down fairly easily.]]]]


** In ''Prince Caspian'', Edmund is the only one to remember that Lucy was right about Narnia in the previous book, while Peter and Susan - who ought to know better - are reluctant to believe her when she says she's seen Aslan. Edmund explains that having been the loudest doubter before their last adventure, he owes it to Lucy to be the first to trust her this time.

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** In ''Prince Caspian'', Edmund is the only one to remember that Lucy was right about Narnia in the previous book, while Peter and Susan - -- who ought to know better - -- are reluctant to believe her when she says she's seen Aslan. Edmund explains that having been the loudest doubter before their last adventure, he owes it to Lucy to be the first to trust her this time.



* DecapitatedArmy: Subverted. [[spoiler: Miraz's death doesn't lead to Telmarine surrender - in fact, the lords doctored his murder to look like he's been traitorously killed by Narnians and motivate the Telmarine army to fight]].

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* DecapitatedArmy: Subverted. [[spoiler: Miraz's death doesn't lead to Telmarine surrender - -- in fact, the lords doctored his murder to look like he's been traitorously killed by Narnians and motivate the Telmarine army to fight]].



--> "''Peter, by the gift of Aslan, by election, by prescription, and by conquest, High King over all Kings in Narnia, Emperor of the Lone Islands and Lord of Cair Paravel, Knight of the Most Noble Order of the Lion, to Miraz, Son of Caspian the Eighth, sometime Lord Protector of Narnia and now styling himself King of Narnia, Greeting.''"

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--> "''Peter, ''Peter, by the gift of Aslan, by election, by prescription, and by conquest, High King over all Kings in Narnia, Emperor of the Lone Islands and Lord of Cair Paravel, Knight of the Most Noble Order of the Lion, to Miraz, Son of Caspian the Eighth, sometime Lord Protector of Narnia and now styling himself King of Narnia, Greeting.''"''



* JerkassHasAPoint: Nikibrik pointing out the flaw in the thinking that the Magic Horn is TooAwesomeToUse. The other characters actually agree with his criticism and decide that he's right and that they should use the horn sooner rather than later - which is what turns out to set in motion the events of the entire book.

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* JerkassHasAPoint: Nikibrik pointing out the flaw in the thinking that the Magic Horn is TooAwesomeToUse. The other characters actually agree with his criticism and decide that he's right and that they should use the horn sooner rather than later - -- which is what turns out to set in motion the events of the entire book.



* LegendaryInTheSequel: Played with. Thanks to NarniaTime, the characters and events of ''Literature/TheLionTheWitchAndTheWardrobe'' are regarded as legends or even FairyTales. The Pevensies' reappearance is compared to what it would be like if KingArthur returned to present-day Britain.
--> [[LemonyNarrator And I say the sooner the better.]] However, the Narnians were expecting them to be mighty (fully grown) warriors, so Trumpkin in particular is a bit perturbed to find that they've come back as children.

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* LegendaryInTheSequel: Played with. Thanks to NarniaTime, the characters and events of ''Literature/TheLionTheWitchAndTheWardrobe'' are regarded as legends or even FairyTales. The In the recap of this book's events in [[Literature/TheVoyageOfTheDawnTreader the following book]], the Pevensies' reappearance is compared to what it would be like if KingArthur Myth/KingArthur returned to present-day Britain.
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Britain. "[[LemonyNarrator And I say the sooner the better.]] ]]" However, the Narnians were expecting them to be mighty (fully grown) warriors, so Trumpkin in particular is a bit perturbed to find that they've come back as children.



--> '''Trumpkin:''' A rather ''elderly'' lion by now, if he's someone you knew when you were here before.

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--> ---> '''Trumpkin:''' A rather ''elderly'' lion by now, if he's someone you knew when you were here before.



* SacredHospitality: Trumpkin raises this point when he, Trufflehunter, and Nikabrik first take in Caspian. Nikabrik argues for killing Caspian before he regains consciousness, but Trumpkin counters that - having taken Caspian in and bandaged his wounds - it would be the same as murdering a guest, and that if they were going to kill him the time to have done it would have been when they first found him.
* SecondaryCharacterTitle: Despite the story focusing on restoring Caspian to the throne, he's definitely secondary to the Pevensies.
* SequelHook: There is brief mention in the novel of seven lords who were loyal to Caspian IX who were unafraid of the sea. Searching for these lords is the impetus for ''The Voyage of the Dawn Treader''.

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* SacredHospitality: Trumpkin raises this point when he, Trufflehunter, and Nikabrik first take in Caspian. Nikabrik argues for killing Caspian before he regains consciousness, but Trumpkin counters that - -- having taken Caspian in and bandaged his wounds - -- it would be the same as murdering a guest, and that if they were going to kill him the time to have done it would have been when they first found him.
* SecondaryCharacterTitle: Despite the story focusing on restoring Caspian to the throne, he's definitely secondary to the Pevensies.
Pevensies. He is the viewpoint character only of chapters 4 through 7, when Trumpkin is telling his story to the four children.
* SequelHook: There is brief mention in the novel of seven lords who were loyal to Caspian IX who were unafraid of the sea.sea, and were sent out voyaging by Miraz, never to return. Searching for these lords is the impetus for ''The Voyage of the Dawn Treader''.



* SpareToTheThrone: In the backstory, Miraz, who killed Caspian's father to take the throne. In a way, he kept Caspian alive afterwards to function as this - if Miraz would die, at least the crown would stay in the family. The event that kicks off the main plot is that Miraz has a son, who would become this trope to Caspian... [[TheUsurper unless Caspian were to die first]].

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* SpareToTheThrone: In the backstory, Miraz, who killed Caspian's father to take the throne. In a way, he kept Caspian alive afterwards to function as this - -- if Miraz would were to die, at least the crown would stay in the family. The event that kicks off the main plot is that Miraz has a son, who would become this trope the spare to Caspian... [[TheUsurper unless Caspian were to die first]].



-->'''Trufflehunter''': I tell you, we don't change, we beasts . . . We don't forget.

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-->'''Trufflehunter''': -->'''Trufflehunter:''' I tell you, we don't change, we beasts . . . We don't forget.



* TimeSkip: The sequel starts one year after the Pevensies' adventures in ''The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.'' The same TimeSkip has been much, much greater in Narnia.
* ThrowingDownTheGauntlet: Peter issues a formally-worded challenge to Miraz, in which he establishes his credentials as High King, lists the crimes for which he plans to hold Miraz accountable, declares his intention to "prove upon your Lordship's body" Caspian's rightful claim to the throne, and concludes by giving the year as the first year of Caspian's reign as though his victory is a forgone conclusion.

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* TimeSkip: The sequel starts one year after the Pevensies' adventures in ''The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.'' The same TimeSkip Time Skip has been much, much greater in Narnia.
* ThrowingDownTheGauntlet: Peter issues a formally-worded formally worded challenge to Miraz, in which he establishes his credentials as High King, lists the crimes for which he plans to hold Miraz accountable, declares his intention to "prove upon your Lordship's body" Caspian's rightful claim to the throne, and concludes by giving the year as the first year of Caspian's reign as though his victory is a forgone conclusion.



-->''Peter, by the gift of Aslan, by election, by prescription, and by conquest, High King over all Kings in Narnia, Emperor of the Lone Islands and Lord of Cair Paravel, Knight of the Most Noble Order of the Lion, to Miraz, Son of Caspian the Eighth, sometime Lord Protector of Narnia and [[PretenderDiss now styling himself]] King of Narnia, Greeting.''

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-->''Peter, --->''Peter, by the gift of Aslan, by election, by prescription, and by conquest, High King over all Kings in Narnia, Emperor of the Lone Islands and Lord of Cair Paravel, Knight of the Most Noble Order of the Lion, to Miraz, Son of Caspian the Eighth, sometime Lord Protector of Narnia and [[PretenderDiss now styling himself]] King of Narnia, Greeting.''



-->''...our well-beloved and royal brother Edmund, sometime King under us in Narnia, Duke of Lantern Waste and Count of the Western March, Knight of the Noble Order of the Table...''

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-->''...--->''...our well-beloved and royal brother Edmund, sometime King under us in Narnia, Duke of Lantern Waste and Count of the Western March, Knight of the Noble Order of the Table...''



* UnfriendlyFire: Miraz isn't killed by Peter, just knocked unconscious. A full-scale battle ensues, and a Telmarine MauveShirt the king insulted earlier [[CoupDeGrace finishes him off]].

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* UnfriendlyFire: Miraz isn't killed by Peter, just knocked unconscious.down. A full-scale battle ensues, and a Telmarine MauveShirt the king insulted earlier [[CoupDeGrace finishes him off]].



* VisibleToBelievers: When the Pevensie children are returned to Narnia for the first time, at first only Lucy sees Aslan. Edmund doesn't see Aslan but he believes her (since she was right about Narnia [[Literature/TheLionTheWitchAndTheWardrobe the first time]]) but the older Peter & Susan veto Lucy, thinking that either she's fibbing or imagining things. But after they've been lost for hours they finally give in and let Lucy lead the way - Lucy is following Aslan. Slowly, Edmund & Peter start to see him. Eventually even Susan sees him, even though she sees him before she admits to it.

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* VisibleToBelievers: When the Pevensie children are returned to Narnia for the first time, at first only Lucy sees Aslan. Edmund doesn't see Aslan but he believes her (since she was right about Narnia [[Literature/TheLionTheWitchAndTheWardrobe the first time]]) but the older Peter & and Susan veto Lucy, thinking that either she's fibbing or imagining things. But after they've been lost for hours they finally give in and let Lucy lead the way - -- Lucy is following Aslan. Slowly, Edmund & and Peter start to see him. Eventually even Susan sees him, even though she sees him it takes a bit longer before she admits to it.it. As for the skeptical dwarf Trumpkin, Aslan has to pick him up and toss him through the air before he is able to perceive the lion.


* SourSupporter: Trumpkin.

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* SourSupporter: Trumpkin.Trumpkin, in the movie. In the book he is equally skeptical, but quite cheerful.

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* NiceJobFixingItVillain: When Miraz learns that Caspian has been learning tales of Old Narnia from his nurse, he has her dismissed, and hires a tutor to take over the prince's education. Said tutor happens to be [[HalfHumanHybrid half-Dwarf]] Doctor Cornelius, who not only secretly teaches him Narnia's true history (and to be more careful about who he shares his knowledge with) and effectively converts him fully to the side of the Old Narnians, but later smuggles him out of the castle when the birth of Miraz's own son means that he needs to have Caspian killed.

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* BlowThatHorn: Queen Susan's Horn summoned the Pvensies after Caspian used it. However, they had no idea where the Pevensies were going to appear so they sent messengers to a couple of places including the Lamp Post at Lantern Waste and the ruins of Cair Paravel.

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* EekAMouse: Discussed by Peter in order to persuade Reepicheep that it might not be perfectly fair to have him [Reep] as a Marshal of the Lists.


* ArbitrarySkepticism : In ''Prince Caspian'', Edmund is the only one to remember that Lucy was right about Narnia in the previous book, while Peter and Susan - who ought to know better - are reluctant to believe her when she says she's seen Aslan. Edmund explains that having been the loudest doubter before their last adventure, he owes it to Lucy to be the first to trust her this time.

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* ArbitrarySkepticism : :
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In ''Prince Caspian'', Edmund is the only one to remember that Lucy was right about Narnia in the previous book, while Peter and Susan - who ought to know better - are reluctant to believe her when she says she's seen Aslan. Edmund explains that having been the loudest doubter before their last adventure, he owes it to Lucy to be the first to trust her this time.



* ExtendedGreetings: Used by Peter when he sends the message to Miraz challenging him to single combat. Justified; up until now the Telmarines have largely viewed the rebellion as a rabble led by a child and he wants them to take it seriously (he also hopes to stall by spending the morning sending envoys back and forth, giving Aslan time to arrive).
--> "''Peter, by the gift of Aslan, by election, by prescription, and by conquest, High King over all Kings in Narnia, Emperor of the Lone Islands and Lord of Cair Paravel, Knight of the Most Noble Order of the Lion, to Miraz, Son of Caspian the Eighth, sometime Lord Protector of Narnia and now styling himself King of Narnia, Greeting.''"



--> [[LemonyNarrator And I say the sooner the better.]]
** Also, the Narnians were expecting them to be mighty warriors, so Trumpkin in particular is a bit perturbed to find that they've come back as children.

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--> [[LemonyNarrator And I say the sooner the better.]]
** Also,
]] However, the Narnians were expecting them to be mighty (fully grown) warriors, so Trumpkin in particular is a bit perturbed to find that they've come back as children.



* Really700YearsOld: From the Narnian perspective, about fifty generations have gone by. The Pevensies are legends.

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* Really700YearsOld: Really700YearsOld:
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From the Narnian perspective, about fifty generations have gone by. The Pevensies are legends.



* TryToFitThatOnABusinessCard: The aforementioned challenge to Miraz opens with a greeting which includes every one of Peter's multiple titles, juxtaposed with Miraz's more meager credentials.

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* TryToFitThatOnABusinessCard: TryToFitThatOnABusinessCard:
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The aforementioned challenge to Miraz opens with a greeting which includes every one of Peter's multiple titles, juxtaposed with Miraz's more meager credentials.


* SacredHospitality: Trumpkin raises this point when he and the dwarves first take in Caspian. Nikabrik argues for killing Caspian before he regains consciousness, but Trumpkin counters that - having taken Caspian in and bandaged his wounds - it would be the same as murdering a guest, and that if they were going to kill him the time to have done it would have been when they first found him.

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* SacredHospitality: Trumpkin raises this point when he he, Trufflehunter, and the dwarves Nikabrik first take in Caspian. Nikabrik argues for killing Caspian before he regains consciousness, but Trumpkin counters that - having taken Caspian in and bandaged his wounds - it would be the same as murdering a guest, and that if they were going to kill him the time to have done it would have been when they first found him.


* SacredHospitality: Trufflehunter raises this point when he and the dwarves first take in Caspian.

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* SacredHospitality: Trufflehunter Trumpkin raises this point when he and the dwarves first take in Caspian.Caspian. Nikabrik argues for killing Caspian before he regains consciousness, but Trumpkin counters that - having taken Caspian in and bandaged his wounds - it would be the same as murdering a guest, and that if they were going to kill him the time to have done it would have been when they first found him.


* TheMasquerade: Old Narnians whom the Telmarines consider fairy tales live in hiding.

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* TheMasquerade: Old Narnians Narnians, whom the Telmarines consider fairy tales tales, live in hiding.


* KnightTemplar: Nikabrik. While he starts out as merely CommanderContrarian, the desperate situation eventually drives him over the edge. He is a Narnian patriot, in his own way, but his excessive zeal leads him to [[spoiler:associate with werewolves and forsake Aslan for the White Witch, if she can bring them help if the Lion (seemingly) won't]].

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* KnightTemplar: Nikabrik. While he starts out as merely CommanderContrarian, the desperate situation eventually drives him over the edge. He is a Narnian patriot, in his own way, but his excessive zeal leads him to [[spoiler:associate with werewolves and forsake Aslan for the White Witch, if she can bring them help if when the Lion (seemingly) won't]].

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* RegentForLife: Double-subverted with Miraz when he serves as Lord Protector. As long as his nephew Caspian is his own closest male heir as well as his brother's, he does want him to rule Narnia as king eventually, so the crown will at least stay in the family, and honestly tries to prepare him for the position. After he begets a son of his own, however, he starts intriguing against Caspian to push him out of the line of succession in favor of himself and the new prince.

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