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* TheChosenOne: Played with in that Huma he wasn't the first to undergo the tests to become Paladine's champion, but he was the first who ''truly'' cared about the people of Krynn enough to win them.

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* TheChosenOne: Played with in that Huma he wasn't the first to undergo the tests to become Paladine's champion, but he was the first who ''truly'' cared about the people of Krynn enough to win them.

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* CraniumChase: After Huma [[OffWithHisHead decapitates]] the immortal Crynus in a desperate but futile attempt to stop him, Kaz has to race Crynus' headless body to the head, having to jump off his horse and finish the chase on foot when the animal freaks out and refuses to go any closer to Crynus. He and Huma attempt to use the head to lure Crynus onto the Dragonlance, but even without his head, he's too canny for that.


** When Bennett assembles a company of knights to wield the Dragonlances, he includes three handicapped knights in their number because they're just ''that'' {{Badass}}.

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** When Bennett assembles a company of knights to wield the Dragonlances, he includes three handicapped knights in their number because they're just ''that'' {{Badass}}.badass.


''The Legend of Huma'', written by Creator/RichardKnaak and published in 1988, was the first {{Dragonlance}} novel which did not involve any of the original companions. It was the first installment of the 'Heroes' trilogy, single standalone books focusing on famous individual heroes from the history of Krynn. It tells the story of Huma, the man who won the Third Dragon War and saved the world with the aid of Paladine and the other gods of light, the first and greatest wielder of the titular Dragonlance.

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''The Legend of Huma'', written by Creator/RichardKnaak and published in 1988, was the first {{Dragonlance}} Literature/{{Dragonlance}} novel which did not involve any of the original companions. It was the first installment of the 'Heroes' trilogy, single standalone books focusing on famous individual heroes from the history of Krynn. It tells the story of Huma, the man who won the Third Dragon War and saved the world with the aid of Paladine and the other gods of light, the first and greatest wielder of the titular Dragonlance.

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* BloodKnight / BoisterousBruiser: Kaz embodied both tropes to a T. He ''loves'' to fight, although he does it with honour.


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* DefectorFromDecadence: Kaz again. The minotaurs are already basically slave soldiers of the ogres and resent their bondage, but when Kaz found his ogre captain standing over the butchered corpses of an old man and his two grandchildren, he couldn't stand the dishonour any more and killed him with a single skull-crushing blow.
* DefiantToTheEnd: [[spoiler:Magius [[SpitefulSpit spits on Galan Dracos' robes]] right before Dracos executes him in front of Huma.]]


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* TheFinalTemptation: During the final confrontation, Takhisis in her aspect as the Temptress offers Huma a place at her side as her consort, since he has proven himself the most resourceful warrior alive, but after a brief hesitation he is able to reject her thanks to his love for Gwyneth. [[spoiler:At the end of the battle, as Takhisis is in agony after being pinned by the lance and Huma and Gwyneth are both mortally wounded, Takhisis offers to heal them both if Huma releases her. Gwyneth convinces him to refuse and Huma makes a counteroffer- he'll release Takhisis only if she surrenders. She accepts, and [[TogetherInDeath Huma and Gywneth die together]] [[HeroicSacrifice as the war is won]].]]


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* SmugSuper: Magius is possibly the second-most powerful mage in the ''world'' after Galan Dracos (he's barely even intimidated by the prospect of facing ''multiple dragons'' single-handedly) and is completely insufferable about it. Subverted when it's revealed he's an insecure mess who lives in fear of the one thing he cannot face: [[spoiler:the knowledge of his own inevitable death]].

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** When Bennett assembles a company of knights to wield the Dragonlances, he includes three handicapped knights in their number because they're just ''that'' {{Badass}}.
-->Men who had lost a leg could still ride and swing a sword. One useless arm still meant that the knight could use his other. A Knight of Solamnia did not quit until he was either triumphant or slain.


* EscortMission: Huma and Kaz, riding dragons in the air, must escort Magius' caravan carrying the Dragonlances through the woods leading to Vingaard Keep. [[spoiler: They save the lances, but Magius is taken prisoner.]]

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* EscortMission: Huma and Kaz, Huma, riding dragons in the silver dragon to cover his companions Kaz, Magius and Buoron from the air, must escort Magius' the caravan carrying the Dragonlances through the woods leading to Vingaard Keep. [[spoiler: They save the lances, but Magius is taken prisoner.]]


It also has a rock anthem that's remarkably accurate [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9tDAwaSs0Q]]

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It also has a rock anthem song that's remarkably accurate [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9tDAwaSs0Q]]


* YoungerThanTheyLook: Huma's age is never given, but he apparently his blond hair turning grey long before it should be.

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* YoungerThanTheyLook: Huma's age is never given, but he apparently his has blond hair turning grey long before it should be.


Now has a Graphic Novel published in 2006 by Brian Augustyn and Sean Jordan. Sadly, it only covers the events of the novel up to the arrival at Magius' tower. The second 'Heroes' trilogy featured a loose follow-up called 'Kaz the Minotaur', focusing on the adventures of Huma's friend Kaz after the end of the war.

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Now has a Graphic Novel published in 2006 by Brian Augustyn and Sean Jordan. Sadly, it only covers the events of the novel up to the arrival at Magius' tower. The second 'Heroes' trilogy featured a loose follow-up called 'Kaz ''Kaz the Minotaur', Minotaur'', focusing on the adventures of Huma's friend Kaz after the end of the war.


* BadassNormal: For a guy who has no magic and no overt divine powers until he gets the Dragonlance, Huma can throw it down with the best of them. When he gets attacked by five enemy soldiers while he's already weak and wounded, he attacks with only his sword until after they're all dead.

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* BadassNormal: For a guy who has no magic and no overt divine powers until he gets the Dragonlance, Huma can throw it down with the best of them. When he gets attacked by five enemy soldiers and several dreadwolves while he's already weak and wounded, he attacks fights back with only his sword until after they're all dead.he's surrounded by corpses.



* CanisMajor: Direwolves, enormous undead wolves with their skin flayed off that can talk like humans. [[{{NightmareFuel}} Sweet dreams]]

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* CanisMajor: Direwolves, Dreadwolves, enormous undead wolves with their skin flayed off that can talk like humans. [[{{NightmareFuel}} Sweet dreams]]


The great charger suddenly leaped into the air, and massive wings sprouted from its sides. Its head elongated, and its neck twisted and grew, but it lost none of its majesty or beauty. From a platinum-clad steed it became a platinum dragon, and together knight and companion drove the darkness before them with the aid of the lance- the the Dragonlance. It shone with a life, a purpose of its own, and the darkness fell before it. Born of the world and the heavens, it was the true power, the true good.''

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The great charger suddenly leaped into the air, and massive wings sprouted from its sides. Its head elongated, and its neck twisted and grew, but it lost none of its majesty or beauty. From a platinum-clad steed it became a platinum dragon, and together knight and companion drove the darkness before them with the aid of the lance- the the Dragonlance. It shone with a life, a purpose of its own, and the darkness fell before it. Born of the world and the heavens, it was the true power, the true good.''


* ContinuitySnarl: Rather infamously, there's no mention of the White Stag that the central aspect of the legend of Huma's life that was recited in ''Dragons of Autumn Twilight.'' The novel also has a span of only a few days between the time Huma became Paladine's champion and his death, which would make it impossible for any of Krynn's apochryphal legends about Huma to be true (such as his meeting with the Forestmaster). It's difficult to reconcile the timetable with the fact that the Solamnic nights in ''The Kagonesti'' that were met during the Third Dragon War were familiar with Huma's fame and had been fighting a much longer campaign with him.

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* ContinuitySnarl: Rather infamously, there's no mention of the White Stag that Stag, which was the central aspect of the legend of Huma's life that was recited in ''Dragons of Autumn Twilight.'' The novel also novel has a span of only a few days between the time Huma became becomes Paladine's champion and his death, which would make it impossible for any of Krynn's apochryphal legends about Huma to be true (such as his meeting with the Forestmaster). Forest Master). It's also difficult to reconcile the timetable with the fact that the Solamnic nights Knights that were seen in the novel ''The Kagonesti'' that were met during the Third Dragon War were familiar with Huma's fame and had been fighting a much longer long campaign with alongside him.


It's notable that this book is quite possibly the only source of information you can use to read the history of the Third Dragon War. Even the Dragonlance Lexicon Wiki barely mentions it.

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It's notable that this book book, along with ''Dragons: The Lost Histories'' and ''The Kagonesti'' is quite possibly the only source of information you can use to read the history of the Third Dragon War. Even the Dragonlance Lexicon Wiki barely mentions it.



It also has a rock anthem that's remarkably accurate [[ {{here}} https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9tDAwaSs0Q]]

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It also has a rock anthem that's remarkably accurate [[ {{here}} https://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9tDAwaSs0Q]]



* ArtifactOfDoom: The Sword of Tears. An elegant sword with an emerald worked into it, it constantly whispers promises of power, happiness and wealth to its user, while slowly corrupting their soul to evil. According to Paladine, it was what corrupted the ogres into a race of cruel tyrants and will be used on the "last day" by the final champion of darkness to lead the charge against the forces of the light when the final apocalyptic battle for Krynn is fought. (It should be noted that this is the only work that has so far mentioned this "Armageddon" doomsday that will end Krynn's history)

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* ArtifactOfDoom: The Sword of Tears. An elegant sword with an emerald worked into it, it constantly whispers promises of power, happiness and wealth to its user, while slowly corrupting their soul to evil. According to Paladine, it was what corrupted the ogres into a race of cruel tyrants and will be used on the "last day" by the final champion of darkness to lead the charge against the forces of the light when the final apocalyptic battle for Krynn is fought. (It should be noted that this is the only work that has so far mentioned this "Armageddon" doomsday scenario that will end Krynn's history)


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* BroadStrokes: The general consensus among Dragonlance fans is that this novel illustrates a large part of Huma's story, but that it omits too many elements of other accounts (namely the White Stag) to be considered the "official" story.


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* ContinuitySnarl: Rather infamously, there's no mention of the White Stag that the central aspect of the legend of Huma's life that was recited in ''Dragons of Autumn Twilight.'' The novel also has a span of only a few days between the time Huma became Paladine's champion and his death, which would make it impossible for any of Krynn's apochryphal legends about Huma to be true (such as his meeting with the Forestmaster). It's difficult to reconcile the timetable with the fact that the Solamnic nights in ''The Kagonesti'' that were met during the Third Dragon War were familiar with Huma's fame and had been fighting a much longer campaign with him.


It also has a rock anthem that's remarkably accurate [[{{here}} https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9tDAwaSs0Q]]

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It also has a rock anthem that's remarkably accurate [[{{here}} [[ {{here}} https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9tDAwaSs0Q]]

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