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* NightmareFuel: The descriptions of [[EldritchAbomination many of the monsters qualifies.]]

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The descriptions of [[EldritchAbomination many of the monsters qualifies.]]]]
** Abraham the Mage's fate of turning to solid gold, while [[AndIMustScream remaining conscious for most of it]].
** Perenelle wakes up to find herself in Alcatraz, trapped on an island with all sorts of monsters. And then even more in the sea to keep her there.
** TheReveal in the final book. [[spoiler: Josh and Sophie discover that their parents are Earthlords, who took them from their real families and raised them to one day bring the rest of their kind back. Once they go OneWingedAngel, the description of their true form is quite horrifying]].


** Scatty instantly clicking with Sophie and bonding with her can take on new light [[spoiler: when you hear that she's estranged from her own twin sister]].

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** Scatty instantly clicking with Sophie and bonding with her can take on new light [[spoiler: when you hear that she's estranged from her own twin sister]].sister]].
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* BaseBreaker: Josh is either disliked by people who find him jealous and immature. Or else people sympathise with his status as TheUnfavourite.

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* BaseBreaker: BaseBreakingCharacter: Josh is either disliked by people who find him jealous and immature. Or else people sympathise with his status as TheUnfavourite.


* DesignatedHero: Josh up until he fulfills his true destiny [[spoiler: and becomes Marethyu.]] Until then he often comes across as rude, selfish, jealous and immature.
* GeniusBonus: Quite a few of them, given the amount of historical and mythological figures involved. The passwords Machiavelli gives to his various security devices are an example; they're the original Italian titles of his works.

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* DesignatedHero: BaseBreaker: Josh up until he fulfills his true destiny [[spoiler: and becomes Marethyu.]] Until then he often comes across as rude, selfish, is either disliked by people who find him jealous and immature.
immature. Or else people sympathise with his status as TheUnfavourite.
* EnsembleDarkhorse:
** Scathach is one of the favourites out of the main cast. She also appears to be Michael Scott's favourite character; she's usually the one he talks about the most.
** William Shakespeare, given that one of the most famous playwrights in history is now also a BadassBookworm and GentlemanSnarker.
** The Morrigan was featured prominently only in the first book and had less and less to do in others - but she is a fan-favourite of the villains.
** Virginia Dare, given that she establishes herself as a MemeticBadass within her first few appearances.
* FridgeBrilliance: Scathach fighting alongside Joan of Arc in the 100 Year War. She's Irish so of course she'd side with the army against the English.
* GeniusBonus: Quite a few of them, given the amount of historical and mythological figures involved. The passwords Machiavelli gives to his various security devices are an example; they're the original Italian titles of his works. Additionally it's now known that Machiavelli's famous ''The Prince'' was a ''joke'' and the portrayal of him as an AntiVillain [[spoiler: who eventually makes a HeelFaceTurn]] reflects the changing public opinion towards him.



* NightmareFuel: The descriptions of [[EldritchAbomination many of the monsters qualifies.]]

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* MagnificentBastard: Dr John Dee is the BigBad of the series and although he's declared an outlaw by his masters [[spoiler: at the end of the third book, he is not caught by them until the beginning of the last]].
* NightmareFuel: The descriptions of [[EldritchAbomination many of the monsters qualifies.]]]]
* OneSceneWonder: The Witch of Endor, but you can call her 'Dora', only appears in the last part of the first book (save for a brief appearance in the fifth) - with everything else about her being given to us second-hand or through flashback. Yet she is incredibly memorable.
* ParanoiaFuel: [[spoiler: Josh and Sophie's parents turn out to be Osiris and Isis, ancient Earthlords. They stole both children from their real families and raised them to be awakened and use the power to resurrect the rest of the Earthlords. Imagine discovering that your parents - the people who it should be easiest to trust - have raised you to such a degree]].
* RelationshipWritingFumble:
** If Scatty wasn't such a ShipperOnDeck for Joan and Francis, you'd think she was into Joan herself. But it doesn't help that Scatty comes across as slashy with most of the other females in the story.
** Although the protagonists of the story are twins, sometimes their moments are written as if they were for lovers. It's always Sophie who convinces Josh to not go through with a FaceHeelTurn, and his devotion to her is like that of a lover. [[spoiler: The last book reveals they're not actually related]], making this a little better.
* RewatchBonus:
** Rereading the first couple of books with the knowledge that [[spoiler: Aunt Agnes is really Tsagaglalal]]. Her overprotectiveness and nagging tendencies make a lot of sense now.
** Scatty instantly clicking with Sophie and bonding with her can take on new light [[spoiler: when you hear that she's estranged from her own twin sister]].


* {{Badass}} - Many characters qualify, including but not limited to Niten, Joan of Arc, Mars Ultor, Billy the Kid (see DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu), Palamedes, and Virginia Dare. Scathach arguably exceeds the label of Badass.

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* GeniusBonus: Quite a few of them, given the amount of historical and mythological figures involved. The passwords Machiavelli gives to his various security devices are an example; they're the original Italian titles of his works.


* CompleteMonster: John Dee can be considered this. With his ChronicBackstabbingDisorder he seems to care for almost no one.


* HoYay: Machiavelli and Billy the Kid. So. Damn. Much.
* LesYay - Often times it seemed like he was putting more oomph! behind Scatty and Joan than Joan and Saint-Germain. Granted, their moments were there [Especially in Necromancer] but other times, it seemed the only thing giving credence to the couple were other people squeeing over the fact that they were finally married. Though it might just be that Scathach comes across as slashy with most women.

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* HoYay: Machiavelli DesignatedHero: Josh up until he fulfills his true destiny [[spoiler: and Billy the Kid. So. Damn. Much.
becomes Marethyu.]] Until then he often comes across as rude, selfish, jealous and immature.
* LesYay - Often times it seemed like he was putting more oomph! behind Scatty and Joan than Joan and Saint-Germain. Granted, their moments were there [Especially in Necromancer] but other times, it seemed the only thing giving credence to the couple were other people squeeing over the fact that they were finally married. Though it might just be that Scathach comes across as slashy with most women.women.
* NightmareFuel: The descriptions of [[EldritchAbomination many of the monsters qualifies.]]


* CompleteMonster: John Dee can be considered this. With his ChronicBackstabbingDisorder he seems to care for almost no one.

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* CompleteMonster: John Dee can be considered this. With his ChronicBackstabbingDisorder he seems to care for almost no one. one.
* HoYay: Machiavelli and Billy the Kid. So. Damn. Much.


* CompleteMonster: Perenelle may seem like one, due to her being a WellIntentionedExtremist but not seeming to care about the side-effects of their actions, however, the truth is that she used magic so that she wouldn't be consumed by the guilt. Josh doesn't know this, though, which makes it easy for Dee to convince him that she is one.
** John Dee can be considered this. With his ChronicBackstabbingDisorder he literally seems to care for almost no one.
* LesYay - Not sure if this troper is alone in this thought, but often times it seemed like he was putting more oomph! behind Scatty and Joan than Joan and Saint-Germain. Granted, their moments were there [Especially in Necromancer] but other times, it seemed the only thing giving credence to the couple were other people squeeing over the fact that they were finally married. Though it might just be that Scathach comes across as slashy with most women.

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* CompleteMonster: Perenelle may seem like one, due to her being a WellIntentionedExtremist but not seeming to care about the side-effects of their actions, however, the truth is that she used magic so that she wouldn't be consumed by the guilt. Josh doesn't know this, though, which makes it easy for Dee to convince him that she is one.
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John Dee can be considered this. With his ChronicBackstabbingDisorder he literally seems to care for almost no one.
* LesYay - Not sure if this troper is alone in this thought, but often Often times it seemed like he was putting more oomph! behind Scatty and Joan than Joan and Saint-Germain. Granted, their moments were there [Especially in Necromancer] but other times, it seemed the only thing giving credence to the couple were other people squeeing over the fact that they were finally married. Though it might just be that Scathach comes across as slashy with most women.

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** John Dee can be considered this. With his ChronicBackstabbingDisorder he literally seems to care for almost no one.

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* {{Badass}} - Many characters qualify, including but not limited to Niten, Joan of Arc, Mars Ultor, Billy the Kid (see DidYouJustFlipOffCthulhu), Palamedes, and Virginia Dare. Scathach arguably exceeds the label of Badass.


* CompleteMonster: Perenelle may seem like one, due to her being a WellIntentionedExtremist but not seeming to care about the side-effects of their actions, however, the truth is that she used magic so that she wouldn't be consumed by the guilt. Josh doesn't know this, though, which makes it easy for Dee to convince him that she is one.

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* CompleteMonster: Perenelle may seem like one, due to her being a WellIntentionedExtremist but not seeming to care about the side-effects of their actions, however, the truth is that she used magic so that she wouldn't be consumed by the guilt. Josh doesn't know this, though, which makes it easy for Dee to convince him that she is one.one.
* LesYay - Not sure if this troper is alone in this thought, but often times it seemed like he was putting more oomph! behind Scatty and Joan than Joan and Saint-Germain. Granted, their moments were there [Especially in Necromancer] but other times, it seemed the only thing giving credence to the couple were other people squeeing over the fact that they were finally married. Though it might just be that Scathach comes across as slashy with most women.

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