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* TheAlcoholic: Oblek. He kicks the habit at the end of ''Archon''.



* AmbitionIsEvil: Rhetia wants so badly to be the head priestess, she's ready to unleash a war over it. And Seth's desire for greater power and influence almost leads to his corruption.

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* AmbitionIsEvil: Rhetia wants so badly to be the head priestess, she's ready to unleash a war over it. And Seth's desire for greater power and influence almost leads to his corruption.corruption. Argelin becomes blasphemous and insane with his scheming to replace the Archon.


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* DeliberateValuesDissonance: No one bats an eye about the presence of slaves or thieves being brutally maimed.


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* GildedCage: The Archon spends his life in the palace, worshipped and showered with gifts, but he's not allowed to speak with anyone or to show his unmasked face.


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* GoMadFromTheIsolation: Oblek remembers the former Archon lost his marbles after spending fifty years masked and unable to really talk with someone.


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* HourglassPlot: ''Archon'' has Seth leaving on a travel with Alexos, while Mirany struggles to keep the city peaceful. [[spoiler:''Scarab'' swaps their roles, with Mirany going to the Underworld with Alexos and Seth staying behind in the war-torn city.]]
* HumanSacrifice: "The Archon must die for his people" is a society tenet.


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** Alexos contains the Greek root ''alex'', which means ''defender''. Also crosses with IronicName as he often ''needs'' to be protected.


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* OnlyFriend: Oblek, to the former Archon.


* AmbitionIsEvil: Rhetia wants so badly to be the head priestess, she's ready to unleash a war over it. And Seth's desire for greater power and influence almost leads to his corruption.



* BuriedAlive: The punishment for any heretic priestess, being entombed without water or air in the Archon's grave. [[spoiler:Mirany barely escaped this.]]



* ManipulativeBastard: Argelin, Hermia, [[spoiler: and Chryse]]

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* LoveMakesYouCrazy: [[spoiler:Argelin]], so much in ''Scarab''.
* ManipulativeBastard: Argelin, Hermia, [[spoiler: and Chryse]]Chryse.]]
* MeaningfulName: Seth is ambitious to the point of corruption and quite the {{Jerkass}} at first glance, but he shows himself reliable again and again when chips are down. The Egyptian god Seth also helped his pantheon in spite of being their TokenEvilTeammate.



* PuppetKing: Argelin and Hermia's plot for ''Oracle''. A hint of nepotism, too, since their favourite candidate is Argelin's nephew.



* RunningGag: Once by book, Rhetia schemes to becomes the Speaker yet someone ''always'' manages to steal her thunder. ''Oracle'' has the Rain Queen herself, ''Archon'' has Mirany and ''Scarab'' has [[spoiler:the very ''male'' Seth]] instead of her.



* UnholyMatrimony: Argelin and Hermia start as this, but their relationship frays in ''Archon''.



* WomanScorned

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* WomanScorned
WomanScorned: The Rain Queen, oooh boy.

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* AlmightyJanitor: Kreon is a slave and cleaner in the City of the Dead. He's also the Shadow of the God.


* CultureChopSuey: The civilization in the series seems to be a blend of Bronze Age Greece and Egypt.

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* CultureChopSuey: The civilization in the series seems to be a blend of Bronze Age Greece and Egypt.Egypt, while the City of the Dead's architecture is reminiscent of ancient Incan temples.



* GodInHumanForm: Alexos.

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* GodInHumanForm: Alexos.Alexos as the God and Kreon as the Shadow.



* HeroicAlbino: Kreon.



* {{Reincarnation}}: The Archon is the repeated reincarnation of the god in human bodies.

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* {{Reincarnation}}: The Archon is the repeated reincarnation of the god in human bodies. It's unknown if the Shadow is similarly reincarnated.


The Oracle Trilogy by Catherine Fisher consists of ''The Oracle, The Archon'' and ''The Scarab''. US titles are ''The Oracle Betrayed'', ''The Sphere of Secrets'', and ''The Day of the Scarab'', respectively. Set in an ancient Egypt-like land, the books follow Mirany, who has been selected to be a priestess of the one god that rules over the Two Lands but who secretly suspects he does not really exist - at least until he starts talking in her head. The priesthood of the Two Lands holds that the god incarnates himself on the earth in the form of a human, the Archon, and with the last Archon dead the search has begun for the child who is his next incarnation.

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The Oracle Trilogy by Catherine Fisher consists of ''The Oracle, The Archon'' and ''The Scarab''. US titles are ''The Oracle Betrayed'', ''The Sphere of Secrets'', and ''The Day of the Scarab'', respectively.

Set in an ancient Egypt-like land, the books follow Mirany, who has been selected to be a priestess of the one god that rules over the Two Lands but who secretly suspects he does not really exist - at least until he starts talking in her head. The priesthood of the Two Lands holds that the god incarnates himself on the earth in the form of a human, the Archon, and with the last Archon dead the search has begun for the child who is his next incarnation. \n But the situation is as much political as it is religious, and the god has chosen Mirany as his instrument against the schemings of the rest of his people.



* ScaryScorpions

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* ScaryScorpionsScaryScorpions: One of the symbols of the god is a scorpion. Mirany's priestess duty is to carry one for all religious events.



* SourSupporter - Alexos seems to attract them. Seth and Oblek practically compete to see who can be more sour.

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* SourSupporter - SourSupporter: Alexos seems to attract them. Seth and Oblek practically compete to see who can be more sour.


The Oracle Trilogy by Catherine Fisher consists of ''The Oracle, The Archon'' and ''The Scarab''. US titles are ''The Oracle Betrayed'', ''The Sphere of Secrets'', and ''The Day of the Scarab'', respectively.

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The Oracle Trilogy by Catherine Fisher consists of ''The Oracle, The Archon'' and ''The Scarab''. US titles are ''The Oracle Betrayed'', ''The Sphere of Secrets'', and ''The Day of the Scarab'', respectively.
respectively. Set in an ancient Egypt-like land, the books follow Mirany, who has been selected to be a priestess of the one god that rules over the Two Lands but who secretly suspects he does not really exist - at least until he starts talking in her head. The priesthood of the Two Lands holds that the god incarnates himself on the earth in the form of a human, the Archon, and with the last Archon dead the search has begun for the child who is his next incarnation.



* ExactWords: [[spoiler: Argelin's Ironic Punishment]] at the end of The Scarab.

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* ExactWords: [[spoiler: Argelin's Ironic Punishment]] at the end of The Scarab. [[spoiler:"The Archon must die for his people" - and when you have named yourself Archon...]]

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* CultureChopSuey: The civilization in the series seems to be a blend of Bronze Age Greece and Egypt.

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* ArcNumber: Nine.


* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: [[spoiler: Chryse just can't seem to be able to pick one side and stay on it.]]



* SourSupporter - Alexos seems to attract them. Seth and Oblek seem to compete for the title of most sour.

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* SourSupporter - Alexos seems to attract them. Seth and Oblek seem to practically compete for the title of most to see who can be more sour.



* TookALevelInKindness: Rhetia, after ''The Oracle''.



* WellIntentionedExtremist - [[spoiler: Rhetia]]

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* WellIntentionedExtremist - WellIntentionedExtremist: [[spoiler: Rhetia]] Rhetia.]]


The Oracle Trilogy by Catherine Fisher consists of ''The Oracle, The Archon'' and ''The Scarab''.

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The Oracle Trilogy by Catherine Fisher consists of ''The Oracle, The Archon'' and ''The Scarab''.
Scarab''. US titles are ''The Oracle Betrayed'', ''The Sphere of Secrets'', and ''The Day of the Scarab'', respectively.



* AntiHero - several.
* CoolMask - The Archon and the Nine wear them in public
* EnemyWithout - [[spoiler: the guardians of the Well of Songs]]
* ExactWords - [[spoiler: Argelin's Ironic Punishment]] at the end of book 3
* GentlemanThief - the Jackal
* GodInHumanForm - Alexos
* GodIsFlawed - The god experiences self-doubt and fear.

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* AntiHero - several.
AntiHero: The Jackal, the Fox, Seth, and Oblek to an extent.
* CoolMask - CoolMask: The Archon and the Nine are made to wear them these masks in public
public.
* EnemyWithout - EnemyWithout: [[spoiler: the The guardians of the Well of Songs]]
Songs.]]
* ExactWords - ExactWords: [[spoiler: Argelin's Ironic Punishment]] at the end of book 3
The Scarab.
* GentlemanThief - the Jackal
GentlemanThief: The Jackal.
* GodInHumanForm - Alexos
GodInHumanForm: Alexos.
* GodIsFlawed - GodIsFlawed: The god experiences frequently expresses self-doubt and fear.fear in his chapters.



* ManipulativeBastard: [[spoiler: Chryse]]

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* ManipulativeBastard: Argelin, Hermia, [[spoiler: and Chryse]]



* ObfuscatingStupidity - [[spoiler: Chryse]]
* RageAgainstTheHeavens - [[spoiler: Argelin]] beginning in book 2
* {{Reincarnation}} - The Archon is the repeated reincarnation of the god in human bodies.

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* ObfuscatingStupidity - ObfuscatingStupidity: [[spoiler: Chryse]]
Chryse, for majority of The Oracle.]]
* RageAgainstTheHeavens - RageAgainstTheHeavens: [[spoiler: Argelin]] beginning in book 2
during The Scarab.
* {{Reincarnation}} - {{Reincarnation}}: The Archon is the repeated reincarnation of the god in human bodies.



* SourSupporter - Alexos seems to attract them.
* ToHellAndBack, though this depends on which character's perspective you look at it from
* VastBureaucracy - The City of the Dead is home to one

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* ShipTease: Seth and Mirany have a bit of it.
* SourSupporter - Alexos seems to attract them.
them. Seth and Oblek seem to compete for the title of most sour.
* ToHellAndBack, though this depends on which character's perspective you look at it from
ToHellAndBack: [[spoiler: Mirany, Argelin, and Alexos travel to the Underworld in The Scarab.]]
* VastBureaucracy - VastBureaucracy: The City of the Dead is home to oneone where Seth and Kreon work.



* WideEyedIdealist - Mirany at first. She grows out of it right quick.

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* WideEyedIdealist - WideEyedIdealist: Mirany at first. She grows out of it right quick.

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The Oracle Trilogy by Catherine Fisher consists of ''The Oracle, The Archon'' and ''The Scarab''.

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!!This series provides examples of:

* AntiHero - several.
* CoolMask - The Archon and the Nine wear them in public
* EnemyWithout - [[spoiler: the guardians of the Well of Songs]]
* ExactWords - [[spoiler: Argelin's Ironic Punishment]] at the end of book 3
* GentlemanThief - the Jackal
* GodInHumanForm - Alexos
* GodIsFlawed - The god experiences self-doubt and fear.
* GodsNeedPrayerBadly
* ManipulativeBastard: [[spoiler: Chryse]]
* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: The Jackal and the Fox
* ObfuscatingStupidity - [[spoiler: Chryse]]
* RageAgainstTheHeavens - [[spoiler: Argelin]] beginning in book 2
* {{Reincarnation}} - The Archon is the repeated reincarnation of the god in human bodies.
* ScaryScorpions
* SourSupporter - Alexos seems to attract them.
* ToHellAndBack, though this depends on which character's perspective you look at it from
* VastBureaucracy - The City of the Dead is home to one
* WellIntentionedExtremist - [[spoiler: Rhetia]]
* WideEyedIdealist - Mirany at first. She grows out of it right quick.
* WomanScorned

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