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* GreenEyes: The Light Casters automatically have these. Especially appropriate as the trope page notes green eyes often denote magic-using characters.


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* MeaningfulAppearance: The Light Casters automatically have green eyes. Especially appropriate as the trope page notes green eyes often denote magic-using characters.


* AlphaBitch: Savannah Snow, with Emily, Eden, and the other cheerleaders as her [[GirlPosse Girl Posse]]. They constantly harass new girl Lena for being so unlike the rest of them, to the point of reenacting the last scene in ''{{Film/Carrie|1976}}'' and staging a near-literal witch trial during ''Beautiful Creatures''. And then again, when their English class covers ''{{Literature/The Crucible}}'' in ''Beautiful Chaos''.

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* AlphaBitch: Savannah Snow, with Emily, Eden, and the other cheerleaders as her [[GirlPosse Girl Posse]]. They constantly harass new girl Lena for being so unlike the rest of them, to the point of reenacting the last scene in ''{{Film/Carrie|1976}}'' and staging a near-literal witch trial during ''Beautiful Creatures''. And then again, when their English class covers ''{{Literature/The Crucible}}'' ''Series/The Crucible'' in ''Beautiful Chaos''.


* PopStarComposer: [[Music/{{Thenewno2}} thenewno2]], Dhanni Harrison's (son of Music/GeorgeHarrison) band composed the score to film, which [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome got acclaim]] even from people who didn't like the movie.

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* PopStarComposer: [[Music/{{Thenewno2}} thenewno2]], Dhanni Harrison's (son of Music/GeorgeHarrison) band composed the score to film, which [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic got acclaim]] even from people who didn't like the movie.


%%* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler: Sarafine, who is killed by Lena in ''Beautiful Chaos''.]]
* LightDarknessJuxtaposition: On their sixteenth birthday, in addition to learning their "true name", Casters are given the choice to turn dark or light. For the Ravenwood Family, however, there's a curse that removes the option for choice. Though not all Dark Casters turn evil, they are {{Anti Hero}}es at best and are associated with sociopathy and negativity, while Light Casters are warm, loving, and fundamentally good. Lena, in her efforts to not turn dark, ended up [[TakeAThirdOption choosing both]], gaining one eye of each Caster's color.



* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler: Sarafine, who is killed by Lena in ''Beautiful Chaos''.]]


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* AlliterativeTitle:
** ''Dream Dark''
** ''Dangerous Dreams''
** ''Dangerous Deception''



* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: Two instances, for its two subseries:
** The main books has "Beautiful [X]":
*** ''Beautiful Creatures''
*** ''Beautiful Chaos''
*** ''Beautiful Redemption''
** The Ridley-focused series has "Dangerous [X]", and then there's also ''Dangerous Dreams'':
*** ''Dangerous Creatures''
*** ''Dangerous Deception''
** The first books of its subseries are "[X] Creatures"
*** ''Beautiful Creatures''
*** ''Dangerous Creatures''



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: [[spoiler: John Breed]] is revealed to be this in ''Beautiful Chaos'' and ''Beautiful Redemption'', the "jerk" part being thanks to [[spoiler: his incredibly [[AbusiveParents abusive surrogate father and grandfather]] Silas and Abraham Ravenwood]].
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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: [[spoiler: John [[spoiler:John Breed]] is revealed to be this in ''Beautiful Chaos'' and ''Beautiful Redemption'', the "jerk" part being thanks to [[spoiler: his incredibly [[AbusiveParents abusive surrogate father and grandfather]] Silas and Abraham Ravenwood]].
%% * LightIsGood: The Light Casters.Casters, who are warm, nice, and fundamentally good.

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* SpeciesSpecificAfterlife: As the mortal world and the caster world are relatively isolated, and people in the Otherworld wake up and live where they were laid to rest, the mortal and caster portions of the Otherworld are just as isolated, though not impossible to cross between.


* AlphaBitch: Savannah Snow, with Emily, Eden, and the other cheerleaders as her [[GirlPosse Girl Posse]]. They constantly harass new girl Lena for being so unlike the rest of them, to the point of reenacting the last scene in ''{{Film/Carrie}}'' and staging a near-literal witch trial during ''Beautiful Creatures''. And then again, when their English class covers ''{{Literature/The Crucible}}'' in ''Beautiful Chaos''.

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* AlphaBitch: Savannah Snow, with Emily, Eden, and the other cheerleaders as her [[GirlPosse Girl Posse]]. They constantly harass new girl Lena for being so unlike the rest of them, to the point of reenacting the last scene in ''{{Film/Carrie}}'' ''{{Film/Carrie|1976}}'' and staging a near-literal witch trial during ''Beautiful Creatures''. And then again, when their English class covers ''{{Literature/The Crucible}}'' in ''Beautiful Chaos''.



* HighSchoolDance: The Winter Formal in ''Beautiful Creatures''. Ends up resembling a much tamer version of Stephen King's ''{{Carrie}}'', but the mayhem's not actually Lena's doing.

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* HighSchoolDance: The Winter Formal in ''Beautiful Creatures''. Ends up resembling a much tamer version of Stephen King's ''{{Carrie}}'', ''Literature/{{Carrie}}'', but the mayhem's not actually Lena's doing.


* BigDamnHeroes: In ''Beautiful Creatures'', Macon [[spoiler: interrupts Lena's trial in the gymnasium and verbally destroys pretty much everyone who dares to try to defend their persecution of Lena]].

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* BigDamnHeroes: BigDamnHeroes:
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In ''Beautiful Creatures'', Macon [[spoiler: interrupts Lena's trial in the gymnasium and verbally destroys pretty much everyone who dares to try to defend their persecution of Lena]].



* BreakHisHeartToSaveHim: [[spoiler: Lena]] cites this as a motive for [[spoiler: abandoning Ethan]] in ''Beautiful Darkness'', [[spoiler: considering herself too dangerous and too tied up in the complex rules of the Caster world for Mortals to be safe around her]].

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* BreakHisHeartToSaveHim: BreakHisHeartToSaveHim:
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[[spoiler: Lena]] cites this as a motive for [[spoiler: abandoning Ethan]] in ''Beautiful Darkness'', [[spoiler: considering herself too dangerous and too tied up in the complex rules of the Caster world for Mortals to be safe around her]].


A [[TheFilmOfTheBook film adaptation]] of the first book was released in February 2013 by WarnerBros. Trailers can be viewed [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYTptJesPuU here]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9rjhB7KWEc here]].

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A [[TheFilmOfTheBook film adaptation]] of the first book was released in February 2013 by WarnerBros.Creator/WarnerBros. Trailers can be viewed [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYTptJesPuU here]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9rjhB7KWEc here]].


* ChekovsGun: The Arclight in ''Beautiful Darkness'' that is given to Ethan by Marian turns out to be very important later on in the book's plot. [[spoiler: It helps guide Liv, Ethan, Link and Ridley during their quest to find the Great Barrier and also gives Ethan strange visions. In the end it's revealed that Macon was inside it all along.]]

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* ChekovsGun: ChekhovsGun: The Arclight in ''Beautiful Darkness'' that is given to Ethan by Marian turns out to be very important later on in the book's plot. [[spoiler: It helps guide Liv, Ethan, Link and Ridley during their quest to find the Great Barrier and also gives Ethan strange visions. In the end it's revealed that Macon was inside it all along.]]


%%* ActionGirl: Leah Ravenwood to the max, in ''Beautiful Darkness''.

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%%* ActionGirl: Leah Ravenwood Ravenwood, to the max, in ''Beautiful Darkness''.max.



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%%* ParentalAbandonment
ParentalAbandonment: Lena's father died when she was a baby. Her mother
%%* ParentalSubstituteParentalSubstitute: Macon is this for Lena.



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%%* Really700YearsOldReally700YearsOld: Incubi and Succubi are said to live for around two centuries.

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%%* SecondLove: Mitchell Wate was this to Lila, after she was forced to let Macon go.


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* StalkerWithoutACrush: [[spoiler:Macon]] to Ethan in the first book. He was sneaking into Ethan's room while Ethan slept to [[spoiler:[[OurVampiresAreDifferent eat Ethan's dreams]] in order to "replenish" himself]]. Ethan is understandably freaked out when he realizes.
%%* StarCrossedLovers

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* StalkerWithoutACrush: [[spoiler:Macon]] [[spoiler: Macon]] to Ethan in the first book. He was sneaking into Ethan's room while Ethan slept to [[spoiler:[[OurVampiresAreDifferent eat Ethan's dreams]] in order to "replenish" himself]]. Ethan is understandably freaked out when he realizes.
%%* StarCrossedLovers* StarCrossedLovers: [[spoiler: Macon and Lila were in love long ago, but were forced to part when Macon became an Incubus because of the danger of a Mortal and an Incubus being together. They never stopped loving each other, though Lila managed to find a SecondLove in Mitchell Wate.]]



* TakeAThirdOption: [[spoiler:Lena becoming both Light and Dark at the end of the second book.]] A rare instance where there are major consequences attached to the third option that aren't [[HandWave handwaved away]] or [[MillionToOneChance luckily averted]]: [[spoiler:it's described as her "having broken the world," complete with Biblical-style plagues and all the Casters' powers misfiring, and it's eventually revealed that the only solution is [[HeroicSacrifice Ethan jumping off the water tower]]]].

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* TakeAThirdOption: [[spoiler:Lena becoming both Light and Dark at the end of the second book.]] A rare instance where there are major consequences attached to the third option that aren't [[HandWave handwaved away]] or [[MillionToOneChance luckily averted]]: [[spoiler:it's [[spoiler: it's described as her "having broken the world," world", complete with Biblical-style plagues and all the Casters' powers misfiring, and it's eventually revealed that the only solution is [[HeroicSacrifice Ethan jumping off the water tower]]]].



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%%* UnwittingPawn
* UnwittingPawn: Ridley uses an unknowing Ethan to sneak into Ravenwood Manor during the Gathering in ''Beautiful Creatures''. Ethan is horrified when he realises what he'd accidentally let into Macon's house.


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%%* ActionGirlActionGirl: Leah Ravenwood to the max, in ''Beautiful Darkness''.



%%* BigBad: Abraham Ravenwood.

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%%* * BigBad: Abraham Ravenwood.Ravenwood, the founder of the Ravenwood Blood Incubus line, is one of the entire series. He's the source of the majority of the problems Ethan and his friends face in the series, and was instrumental in the corruption of Sarafine, the BigBad of ''Beautiful Creatures''.



%%* BigScrewedUpFamily

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%%* BigScrewedUpFamily* BigScrewedUpFamily: The Ravenwoods and Duchannes, going all the way back to Abraham Ravenwood. The Dark and Light sides of the family have been at war against each other for almost a century.



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%%* EarlyBirdCameo* EarlyBirdCameo: [[spoiler: Leah Ravenwood]] is first seen at Macon's funeral at the beginning of ''Beautiful Darkness'', but isn't properly introduced or even named until the gang reaches the Great Barrier near the end of the novel.



%% * GentlemanSnarker: Macon Ravenwood.

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%% * GentlemanSnarker: Macon Ravenwood.



%%* HeroicBSOD
%%* HeroicSacrifice
* HighHeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Ridley as she starts spending more time around the main cast, especially OddCouple [[LoveInterest love interest]] Link. Not that she doesn't stay claimed for Dark.]]

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%%* HeroicBSOD
%%* HeroicSacrifice
* HeroicBSOD: Lena goes through one in ''Beautiful Darkness'', a result of her guilt over accidentally killing her uncle on the night of her sixteenth birthday.
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Ethan]] jumps off the water tower at the end of ''Beautiful Chaos'' to fix the Order and prevent the end of the world. At the end of the next book [[spoiler: Amma dies in his place so that Ethan can live out his own life with Lena on Earth]].
* HighHeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Ridley [[spoiler: Ridley as she starts spending more time around the main cast, especially OddCouple [[LoveInterest love interest]] Link. Not that she doesn't stay claimed for Dark.]]



%%* RomanticFalseLead

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%%* RomanticFalseLead* RomanticFalseLead: Liv for Ethan, and John Breed for Lena.

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