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* CanonWelding: The plotline of Baby Nichole being taken to Canada originated in the [[Series/TheHandmaidsTale series]]. It also happened here ''The Testaments''.

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* CanonWelding: The plotline of Baby Nichole being taken to Canada originated in the [[Series/TheHandmaidsTale series]]. It also happened here ''The Testaments''. The name is spelled Nicole in the novel.



* LivingLegend: Aunt Lydia holds a lot of power in Gilead. Her picture is hanging everywhere and a statue of her stands outside the the Ardua Hall building. Her name is both revered and feared. Baby Nichole holds this title as well. It's been over a decade since her disappearance and many still pray for her return.

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* LivingLegend: Aunt Lydia holds a lot of power in Gilead. Her picture is hanging everywhere and a statue of her stands outside the the Ardua Hall building. Her name is both revered and feared. Baby Nichole Nicole holds this title as well. It's been over a decade since her disappearance and many still pray for her return.

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* DepravedDentist: [[spoiler: Becka's father]], who molests not only his own daughter but also his young patients, with [[spoiler: Agnes]] among them.

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* MistreatmentInducedBetrayal: [[spoiler: Aunt Lydia]] never forgave the injustices she suffered at the hands of the Gilead regime. Add to that the disgust she feels at the festering corruption and immorality hiding underneath the pious and proper facade and you have more than enough reasons for her covert anti-Gilead campaign.

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* ParentalIncest: [[spoiler: Becka]]'s disgust towards sex and marriage is fueled mainly by her father's sexual abuse.


* BreakTheHaughty: Shunammite is not the nicest girl, but a husband [[spoiler: who is poisoning her]] and [[spoiler: an Unbaby]] later, she is a shadow of her former vivacious self.



* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: Becka]], as well as many other girls and women living in Gilead.



* LivingLegend: Aunt Lydia holds a lot of power in Gilead. Her picture is hanging everywhere and a statue of her stands outside the the Ardua Hall building. Her name is both revered and feared. Baby Nichole holds this title as well. It's been over a decade since her disappearance and many still pray for her return.

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* LivingLegend: Aunt Lydia holds a lot of power in Gilead. Her picture is hanging everywhere and a statue of her stands outside the the Ardua Hall building. Her name is both revered and feared. Baby Nichole holds this title as well. It's been over a decade since her disappearance and many still pray for her return.return.
* WickedStepmother: Paula is this for Agnes, whom she sees as an unpleasant remnant of Tabitha, the previous Wife.


Unmarked Spoilers for The Handmaid's Tale ahead!

!Tropes for The Testaments include:

* AsTheGoodBookSays: The Bible is used to justify the treatment of the women in society. One story in particular in Judges, the Levite and his Concubine, is used in Agnes' school to teach women to be obedient.

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Unmarked Spoilers for The ''The Handmaid's Tale Tale'' ahead!

!Tropes for The Testaments ''The Testaments'' include:

* AsTheGoodBookSays: The Bible Literature/TheBible is used to justify the treatment of the women in society. One story in particular in Judges, the Levite and his Concubine, is used in Agnes' school to teach women to be obedient.


Following in the footsteps of Literature/TheHandmaidsTale, The Testaments is a 2019 follow up, written by Creator/MargaretAtwood.

The novel, Set 15 years after the Ending of The Handmaid's Tale, follows three narrators, an adopted daughter of a commander, a young woman in Canada watching Gilead from afar, and a older woman, a founder and respected leader within the nation, [[DrillSergeantNasty Aunt Lydia]].

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Following in the footsteps of Literature/TheHandmaidsTale, The Testaments ''Literature/TheHandmaidsTale'', ''The Testaments'' is a 2019 follow up, written by Creator/MargaretAtwood.

The novel, Set set 15 years after the Ending of The ''The Handmaid's Tale, Tale'', follows three narrators, an adopted daughter of a commander, a young woman in Canada watching Gilead from afar, and a older woman, a founder and respected leader within the nation, [[DrillSergeantNasty Aunt Lydia]].



* ArrangedMarriage: The Daughters of Gilead can expect this. Marriages are arranged by parents and Aunts, with some "say" from the girls. [[spoiler: Averted by Agnes as she becomes a Supplicant, an Aunt in Training, to escape her marriage to Commander Judd.]]

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* ArrangedMarriage: The Daughters of Gilead can expect this. Marriages are arranged by parents and Aunts, with some "say" from the girls. [[spoiler: Averted by both Becka and Agnes as she they becomes a Supplicant, an Aunt in Training, Supplicants, a Aunts-in-Training, to escape her marriage marriage.]]
* TheBluebeard: [[spoiler:Commander Judd constantly kills off his child-wives after he grows bored with them in order
to Commander Judd.]]find a new child-bride.]]
*CanonWelding: The plotline of Baby Nichole being taken to Canada originated in the [[Series/TheHandmaidsTale series]]. It also happened here ''The Testaments''.



* DoubleAgent: [[spoiler:Aunt Lydia has been collaborating with Mayday for a long time, sending intel to aid the Underground Femaleroad smuggle refugees to Canada.]]



* LivingLegend: Aunt Lydia holds a lot of power in Gilead. Her picture is hanging everywhere.Her name is both revered and feared. Baby Nicole holds this title as well. It's been over a decade since her disappearance and many still pray for her return.

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* LivingLegend: Aunt Lydia holds a lot of power in Gilead. Her picture is hanging everywhere.everywhere and a statue of her stands outside the the Ardua Hall building. Her name is both revered and feared. Baby Nicole Nichole holds this title as well. It's been over a decade since her disappearance and many still pray for her return.


* LivingLegend: Aunt Lydia holds a lot of power in Gilead. Her picture is hanging everywhere.
Her name is both revered and feared.
Baby Nicole holds this title as well. It's been over a decade since her disappearance and many still pray for her return.

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* LivingLegend: Aunt Lydia holds a lot of power in Gilead. Her picture is hanging everywhere. \nHer name is both revered and feared. \n Baby Nicole holds this title as well. It's been over a decade since her disappearance and many still pray for her return.


* DystopiaIsHard: Gilead continues to struggle with discontented citizens. Mayday is very active within Canada and Gilead.

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* DystopiaIsHard: Gilead continues to struggle with discontented citizens. Mayday is very active within Canada and Gilead.Gilead.
*LivingLegend: Aunt Lydia holds a lot of power in Gilead. Her picture is hanging everywhere.
Her name is both revered and feared.
Baby Nicole holds this title as well. It's been over a decade since her disappearance and many still pray for her return.


* ArrangedMarriage: The Daughters of Gilead can expect this. Marriages are arranged by parents and Aunts, with some "say" from the girls. [[spoiler: Averted by Agnes as she becomes a Supplicant, an Aunt in Training, to escape her marriage to Commander Judd.

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* ArrangedMarriage: The Daughters of Gilead can expect this. Marriages are arranged by parents and Aunts, with some "say" from the girls. [[spoiler: Averted by Agnes as she becomes a Supplicant, an Aunt in Training, to escape her marriage to Commander Judd. ]]

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*ArrangedMarriage: The Daughters of Gilead can expect this. Marriages are arranged by parents and Aunts, with some "say" from the girls. [[spoiler: Averted by Agnes as she becomes a Supplicant, an Aunt in Training, to escape her marriage to Commander Judd.


* Color-CodedCharacters: Continuing from The Handmaid's Tale, Daughters wear Pink/Plum, Marriage Ready Girls wear Spring Green, and Pearl Girls wear silver.

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* Color-CodedCharacters: ColorCodedCharacters: Continuing from The Handmaid's Tale, Daughters wear Pink/Plum, Marriage Ready Girls wear Spring Green, and Pearl Girls wear silver.

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*Color-CodedCharacters: Continuing from The Handmaid's Tale, Daughters wear Pink/Plum, Marriage Ready Girls wear Spring Green, and Pearl Girls wear silver.


* AsTheGoodBookSays:
** The Bible is used to justify the treatment of the women in society. One story in particular in Judges, the Levite and his Concubine, is used in Agnes' school to teach women to be obedient.
* AerithAndBob:
** The Daughter of Gilead in Agnes' School. Among her classmates, there are Becka and Shunammite. While the Aunts pick their own names based off of products, their names can be as common as Elizabeth, Helena, and Victoria, to more uncommon, like Immortelle, Vidala, and Estée.
* DystopiaIsHard

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* AsTheGoodBookSays:
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AsTheGoodBookSays: The Bible is used to justify the treatment of the women in society. One story in particular in Judges, the Levite and his Concubine, is used in Agnes' school to teach women to be obedient.
* AerithAndBob:
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AerithAndBob: The Daughter of Gilead in Agnes' School. Among her classmates, there are Becka and Shunammite. While the Aunts pick their own names based off of products, their names can be as common as Elizabeth, Helena, and Victoria, to more uncommon, like Immortelle, Vidala, and Estée.
Estèe.
* DystopiaIsHardDystopiaIsHard: Gilead continues to struggle with discontented citizens. Mayday is very active within Canada and Gilead.

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