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** Also a nickname for the US Marines. Which people in the Post-Change United States would be much more familiar with.

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** Also a nickname for the US Marines. Which people in the Post-Change United States world would be much more familiar with.


* {{Narm}}: The Devil Dogs might be an intimidating gang, but their ''name'' is about as silly as it gets -- a Devil Dog is a kind of chocolate snack cake.

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* {{Narm}}: The Devil Dogs might be an intimidating gang, but their ''name'' is about as silly as it gets -- a Devil Dog is a kind of chocolate snack cake.cake.
** Also a nickname for the US Marines. Which people in the Post-Change United States would be much more familiar with.


* [[MagnificentBastard Magnificent Bitch]]: Sandra Arminger oh so much, almost to Lord Vetinari levels..

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* [[MagnificentBastard Magnificent Bitch]]: Sandra Arminger oh so much, almost to Lord Vetinari levels..levels..
* {{Narm}}: The Devil Dogs might be an intimidating gang, but their ''name'' is about as silly as it gets -- a Devil Dog is a kind of chocolate snack cake.


* CoversAlwaysLie: Covers of the series depicting actual characters or scenes from the books, rather than just generic places or people from the milieu, are extremely rare.
** For example, the cover for ''The Golden Princess" shows off a homely redhead found nowhere in in the pages of the volume.


* ContemptibleCover: Covers of the series depicting actual characters or scenes from the books, rather than just generic places or people from the milieu, are extremely rare.
** For example, The Cover for ''The Golden Princess" shows off a homely redhead found nowhere in in the pages of the volume.

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* ContemptibleCover: CoversAlwaysLie: Covers of the series depicting actual characters or scenes from the books, rather than just generic places or people from the milieu, are extremely rare.
** For example, The Cover the cover for ''The Golden Princess" shows off a homely redhead found nowhere in in the pages of the volume.


* CreatorsPet: Rudi frakking Mackenzie. Almost universally disliked by fans but apart from card carrying villains, [[spoiler: and one solitary romantic rival who conveniently self sacrifices]] no one in universe has anything less than gushing praise for him. He is the best fighter, best general, most handsome, most kind and generally all round best person on the entire Continent. He literally has no flaws and is uniformly above average at everything and excellent at most. Every decision he makes is correct, or at least works out that way no matter how stupid it might have appeared at first. Every friendly character we meet is happy to sacrifice their interests for his [[spoiler: up to and including subordinating whole countries to his High Kingship without visible dissent.]] No wonder he turned a lot of people off the series. [[spoiler: happily he dies in The Given Sacrifice]]

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* CreatorsPet: Rudi frakking Mackenzie. Almost universally disliked by fans but apart from card carrying villains, [[spoiler: and one solitary romantic rival who conveniently self sacrifices]] no one in universe has anything less than gushing praise for him. He is the best fighter, best general, most handsome, most kind and generally all round best person on the entire Continent. He literally has no flaws and is uniformly above average at everything and excellent at most. Every decision he makes is correct, or at least works out that way no matter how stupid it might have appeared at first. Every friendly character we meet is happy to sacrifice their interests for his [[spoiler: up to and including subordinating whole countries to his High Kingship without visible dissent.]] No wonder he turned a lot of people off the series. [[spoiler: happily he dies in The Given Sacrifice]]

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* CreatorsPet: Rudi frakking Mackenzie. Almost universally disliked by fans but apart from card carrying villains, [[spoiler: and one solitary romantic rival who conveniently self sacrifices]] no one in universe has anything less than gushing praise for him. He is the best fighter, best general, most handsome, most kind and generally all round best person on the entire Continent. He literally has no flaws and is uniformly above average at everything and excellent at most. Every decision he makes is correct, or at least works out that way no matter how stupid it might have appeared at first. Every friendly character we meet is happy to sacrifice their interests for his [[spoiler: up to and including subordinating whole countries to his High Kingship without visible dissent.]] No wonder he turned a lot of people off the series. [[spoiler: happily he dies in The Given Sacrifice]]


* ContemptableCover: Covers of the series depicting actual characters or scenes from the books, rather than just generic places or people from the milieu, are extremely rare.

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* ContemptableCover: ContemptibleCover: Covers of the series depicting actual characters or scenes from the books, rather than just generic places or people from the milieu, are extremely rare.


* ConteptableCover: Covers of the series depicting actual characters or scenes from the books, rather than just generic places or people from the milieu, are extremely rare.

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* ConteptableCover: ContemptableCover: Covers of the series depicting actual characters or scenes from the books, rather than just generic places or people from the milieu, are extremely rare.

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* ConteptableCover: Covers of the series depicting actual characters or scenes from the books, rather than just generic places or people from the milieu, are extremely rare.
** For example, The Cover for ''The Golden Princess" shows off a homely redhead found nowhere in in the pages of the volume.

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* JerkassWoobie: Arguably, Sandra Arminger. She is, by her own admission, not a nice person, with murder and blackmail being just a few of her morally-dubious choices. And yet, in the later books she comes across as rather lonely. Though she lived for at least 20 years after Norman's death, she never remarried, and, as image-conscious and politically savvy as she is, it seems unlikely she ever risked her reputation by taking a lover. She is one of the last atheists in her society (though she comes to recognize the validity of religion in her universe, she has a difficult time accepting it in her heart); she cannot admit it publicly, and it separates her, not only from most of her world, but also from her beloved and devout daughter. Among her peers, she is respected (deservedly), but not liked or trusted (also deservedly). She seems all-too-aware that her descendants will have no very clear understanding of how people like her think; indeed, as she's very clever and somewhat alienating, most of the people she knows have no very clear idea of how people like her think. It seems as if she has no real companion after losing Norman.


* CrowningMomentOfFunny: Early on, Eric Larrson and Mike Havel travel alone. The testosterone-laden Eric starts trying to push Mike. ''Bad idea''.
--> '''Mike:''' ''*dodges Eric's fist and hits him*'' Kill one. ''*stops a kick and pushes Eric down*''' Kill two...
-->[[GilliganCut (Ninety seconds later)]]
-->'''Mike:''' ''*holds Eric against a tree by the throat*'' [[CurbStompBattle Kill six]].
** Tiphaine's chagrin in ''The Given Sacrifice'' when Mathilda informs her that "We will give you good lordship ''whether you want it or not!''" is entirely chuckle-worthy. Seven books after the introduction of "Lady Death," someone ''finally'' manages to outmaneuver her! Guess it helps to have royal authority....

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** Tiphaine's chagrin in ''The Given Sacrifice'' when Mathilda informs her that "We will give you good lordship ''whether you want it or not!''" is entirely chuckle-worthy. Seven books after the introduction of "Lady Death," someone ''finally'' manages to outmaneuver her! Guess it helps to have royal authority....


** All three major dynasties will have blood ties via Rudi and Mathilda's children, with additional kinship ties to a fourth (the Dunedain Rangers). And a fifth (Mt. Angel) is brought into the fold (in about the only way it ''could'' be) by their choosing Father Ignatius as Chancellor.

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** All three major dynasties will have blood ties via Rudi and Mathilda's children, with additional kinship ties to a fourth (the Dunedain Dúnedain Rangers). And a fifth (Mt. Angel) is brought into the fold (in about the only way it ''could'' be) by their choosing Father Ignatius as Chancellor.

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