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* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: The Duke, though he used to be a kind and fair ruler. [[spoiler:This is because he was killed and had his heart harvested to make a clockwork replacement]].


* ImplacableMan: Valter the [[spoiler:clockwork]] dwarf is unstoppabe by conventional means. Justified as [[spoiler:he's not human]].

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* ImplacableMan: Valter the [[spoiler:clockwork]] dwarf is unstoppabe unstoppable by conventional means. Justified as [[spoiler:he's not human]].


* PinballProtagonist: Mathias spends much of the book boucning from character to character, with little agency of his own.

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* PinballProtagonist: Mathias spends much of the book boucning bouncing from character to character, character and place to place, with little agency of his own.


''The Toymaker'' is a '''very''' dark children's novel written by Jeremy de Quidt.

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''The Toymaker'' is a '''very''' ''very'' dark children's novel written by Jeremy de Quidt.



* ActionGirl: Katta.
* AntagonistTitle
* AntiHero: Katta.
* BigBad: Dr. Leiter.
* BiggerBad: The Toymaker.

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* ActionGirl: Katta.
Katta tends to leap into action no matter the cost to herself and others, which [[spoiler:ends up getting her captured and made into the Duchess]].
* AntagonistTitle
AntagonistTitle: The Toymaker is one of the main villains of the book, and is the titular character.
* AntiHero: Katta.
Katta is a tough girl with no mercy for those that cross her, and is gung-ho about getting into troublesome situations.
* BigBad: BigBadDuumvirate: Dr. Leiter.
Leiter and the Toymaker are the main villains of the story, with Leiter having political schemes while the Toymaker enacts his operations.
* BiggerBad: The Toymaker.BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Mathias is saved and Leiter's crimes have been exposed, but the Toymaker and Valtar escape and Katta has been converted into clockwork and goes mad]].



* FairyTale: Of the grimmest kind.



* IHaveYouNowMyPretty: Katta is treated this way in the finale. [[spoiler:After all, every Duke needs his Duchess]].
* ImplacableMan: Valter the [[spoiler:clockwork]] dwarf.
* KarmaHoudini: The Toymaker gets away at the end, and it's implied he's still out there. Same with Valter.
* KillAndReplace: [[spoiler:This happened to the Duke]].
* PinballProtagonist: Mathias.

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* IHaveYouNowMyPretty: Katta is treated this way in the finale. [[spoiler:After all, every Duke needs his finale when [[spoiler:she's forcibly converted into the Duchess]].
* ImplacableMan: Valter the [[spoiler:clockwork]] dwarf.
dwarf is unstoppabe by conventional means. Justified as [[spoiler:he's not human]].
* KarmaHoudini: The Toymaker gets away at the end, and it's implied he's he and Valter are still out there. Same with Valter.
there to perform cruel experiments.
* KillAndReplace: [[spoiler:This happened to the Duke]].
Duke, who was killed and replaced with a clockwork double]].
* PinballProtagonist: Mathias.Mathias spends much of the book boucning from character to character, with little agency of his own.



* SupportingProtagonist: Mathias, who only does one thing of import in the whole book.

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* SupportingProtagonist: Mathias, who Mathias spends much of the story being pulled around by other characters and only does one thing of import importance in the whole book.


-->What good is a toy that will wind down? What if you could give a toy a heart? A real heart. One that beat and beat and didn't stop. What ''couldn't'' you do if you could make a toy like that?

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-->What ->What good is a toy that will wind down? What if you could give a toy a heart? A real heart. One that beat and beat and didn't stop. What ''couldn't'' you do if you could make a toy like that?


* KarmaHoudini: The Toymaker gets away at the end, and it's implied he's still out there.

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* KarmaHoudini: The Toymaker gets away at the end, and it's implied he's still out there. Same with Valter.
* KillAndReplace: [[spoiler:This happened to the Duke]].



* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: The Duke, though he used to be a kind and fair ruler. [[spoiler:This is because he was killed and had his heart harvested to make a clockwork replacement]].

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* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: The Duke, though he used to be a kind and fair ruler. [[spoiler:This is because he was killed and had his heart harvested to make a clockwork replacement]].replacement]].
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-->What good is a toy that will wind down? What if you could give a toy a heart? A real heart. One that beat and beat and didn't stop. What ''couldn't'' you do if you could make a toy like that?



From the moment that the circus boy, Mathias, takes a small roll of paper from the dying conjuror, his fate is sealed. For on it is the key to a terrifying secret, and there are those who would kill him rather than have it told.

Pursued by the sinister Dr. Leiter with his exquisite doll and malevolent dwarf, preyed on by the circus master and his vicious painted wife, Mathias is drawn into a relentless nightmare. A nightmare that will lead him to the Toymaker, and to a knife as cruel as frost.

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* AntiHero: Katta.



* FreakOut: [[spoiler:Katta goes mad once she's made into the Duchess]].



* IHaveYouNowMyPretty: Katta is treated this way in the finale. [[spoiler:After all, every Duke needs his Duchess]].



* PinballProtagonist: Mathias.

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* KarmaHoudini: The Toymaker gets away at the end, and it's implied he's still out there.
* PinballProtagonist: Mathias.Mathias.
* RoboticReveal: [[spoiler:The Duke is made of clockwork; the real one has been dead for years]].
* SupportingProtagonist: Mathias, who only does one thing of import in the whole book.
* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: The Duke, though he used to be a kind and fair ruler. [[spoiler:This is because he was killed and had his heart harvested to make a clockwork replacement]].


* Biggerbad: The Toymaker.

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* Biggerbad: BiggerBad: The Toymaker.

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* BigBad: Dr. Leiter.
* Biggerbad: The Toymaker.

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''The Toymaker'' is a '''very''' dark children's novel written by Jeremy de Quidt.

!!This novel contains examples of:
* ActionGirl: Katta.
* AntagonistTitle
* EyeScream: [[spoiler:Katta tries to blind a boy who threw a stone at her years ago]].
* FairyTale: Of the grimmest kind.
* HeartTrauma: The Toymaker used sparrows' hearts in his experiments. [[spoiler: Then he moved onto ''human'' hearts]].
* ImplacableMan: Valter the [[spoiler:clockwork]] dwarf.
* PinballProtagonist: Mathias.

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