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Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_mobile_ad_1'); })Pern, an isolated world with no useful resources, seemed like the ideal place for people tired of technology to establish a pastoral utopia, until Thread, an alien fungus that could devour a cow in seconds, began to fall from the skies. Rather than permanently resort to technological measures, the colonists used genetic engineering to create dragons, a solution compatible with their principles since, like the spaceships that had brought them to Pern, it was technology they could use once, then discard. Using planes to fight Thread would mean living in an industrial society capable of supporting them; dragons could be supported by the idealised medieval society the settlers had wanted. There's also the matter that they'd been warned the planet's resources were "negligible". There's insufficient metal and fuel for such an industrial society, whether or not they want one.Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_mobile_ad_2'); })Written by Anne McCaffrey, the first Pern novella, "Weyr Search", was published in Analog, an adult science fiction magazine edited by John W. Campbell, in October 1967. She kept writing them for another forty years, though later in collaboration with her son, Todd, who eventually took over the series. She was the first woman writer in history to win the Hugo and Nebula Awards, for "Weyr Search" and the original "Dragonflight" (Analog, December 1967/January 1968).Most of the books take place over two thousand years after Pern was first settled, beginning when Thread has been absent for 400 years, ever since most of the dragonriders mysteriously disappeared. Only a handful of people still believe Thread was ever real, and there aren't enough dragons left to fight it if it should return, which it does. Fortunately, it turns out that dragons aren't just fire-breathing telepathic teleporters; they can also Time Travel. The heroine travels 400 years into the past, and brings forward the missing dragonriders, creating a Stable Time Loop.Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_mobile_ad_3'); })Subsequent books dealt with the culture clash between the old-fashioned time-displaced dragon riders and the people they had come to save, and with the gradual rediscovery of technology, which led to the unearthing of the original colony, and a final end to Thread. There are also several prequels, describing how various aspects of Pern society came to be. Some of the books overlap with each other, covering the same events but following different characters.The series initially had a fantasy feel, with a few Science Fiction trappings,note If John W. Campbell published it in Analog, he at least believed it to be science fiction. He did not publish anything he thought of as fantasy literature, which is why Ray Bradbury and Zenna Henderson never appeared in the magazine. then evolved into Science Fantasy. McCaffrey, for her part, always insisted that the stories were straight Sci-Fi, though it could be hard to tell in many of the books.There was also a board game from Nova Game Designs.Novels and short stories (in order of publication): Dragonflight (Anne McCaffrey) Dragonquest (Anne McCaffrey) Dragonsong (Anne McCaffrey) Dragonsinger (Anne McCaffrey) The White Dragon (Anne McCaffrey) Dragondrums (Anne McCaffrey) Moreta: Dragonlady of Pern (Anne McCaffrey) Nerilka's Story (Anne McCaffrey) Dragonsdawn (Anne McCaffrey) "The Impression" (Anne McCaffrey) Renegades of Pern (Anne McCaffrey) All the Weyrs of Pern (Anne McCaffrey) The Chronicles of Pern: First Fall (Anne McCaffrey) "The Survey: P.E.R.N." (Anne McCaffrey) "The Dolphins' Bell" (Anne McCaffrey) "The Ford of Red Hanranhan" (Anne McCaffrey) "The Second Weyr" (Anne McCaffrey) "Rescue Run" (Anne McCaffrey) The Dolphins of Pern (Anne McCaffrey) Red Star Rising / Dragonseye (Anne McCaffrey) The Masterharper of Pern (Anne McCaffrey) The Skies of Pern (Anne McCaffrey) A Gift of Dragons (Anne McCaffrey) "The Smallest Dragonboy" (Anne McCaffrey) "The Girl Who Heard Dragons" (Anne McCaffrey) "Runner of Pern" (Anne McCaffrey) "Ever the Twain" (Anne McCaffrey) "Beyond Between" (Anne McCaffrey) Dragon's Kin (Anne and Todd McCaffrey) Dragonsblood (Todd McCaffrey) Dragon's Fire (Anne and Todd McCaffrey) Dragon Harper (Anne and Todd McCaffrey) Dragonheart (Todd McCaffrey) Dragongirl (Todd McCaffrey) Dragon's Time (Anne and Todd McCaffrey) Sky Dragons (Anne and Todd McCaffrey) Dragon's Code (Gigi McCaffrey)
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Intimate Hair Brushing: In the novel Dragon's Fire, Trader Tarri washes and brushes Halla's hair. Halla, a twelve-year-old homeless orphan, can't remember anyone ever doing this for her before.
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The Spymaster
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The Spymaster: MasterHarpers seem to be relatively benign examples. In addition to their teaching duties, almost all harpers sent abroad to teach also report on the general mood of the holds they're assigned to. In addition the Hall seems to produce one or two overly curious and quick-witted apprentices each generation. They eventually become one step below active spies, sent wherever their particular talents can be used and reporting directly to the MasterHarper. As of the Ninth Pass their chief agents seem to be Nip, Tuck/Traller, Sebell, and Piemur.
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Geographic Flexibility: Travel times around Pern seemingly vary according to the needs of the plot.
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No Biochemical Barriers: Averted, as the Pernese settlers were armed with advance surveys and the science to clearly identify which local lifeforms were good to eat and which weren't, and they wouldn't have tried to settle Pern in the first place if the atmosphere wasn't breathable, etc. They also brought a lot of Earth lifeforms and conducted extensive experiments to determine compatibility, modifying genes where necessary — incidentally, this is why there are no bees or turkeys on Pern. Or coffee. In Dragonsdawn it's mentioned that for some unknown reason coffee had proven unable to be adapted to growth on any planet other than Earth. On Pern, this leads to the development of a substitute made from the ground bark of a native tree, a drink that becomes known as klah.
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Men Can't Keep House
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Men Can't Keep House: Late in Dragonflight, T'ton of Fort Weyr mentions that Mardra, his Weyrwoman, believes this.
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"Well Done, Son!" Guy: Robinton grew up as one; his father ignored him in favour of his work and never gave him any approval despite how accomplished he was even as a young child. Even when Robinton proved his abilities beyond what anyone expected of him, Petiron wouldn't praise him, he'd just act as though it was the bare minimum required and criticise his son for faults nobody else cared about.
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All There in the Manual
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According to background material, Pern society became more patriarchal after the Plague in Moreta's time, as the population reduction forced women to focus more on making and raising babies.
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Pūnct'uatìon Sh'akër
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Pūnct'uatìon Sh'akër: All male Weyr riders have their names ritually contracted after Impression, to make shouted communication easier during Threadfall. For example, F'lar was born Fallarnon. Losing your dragon (and surviving) sometimes revokes this, as Lytol was L'tol when he was a rider, but went back to Lytol after his dragon died. Some humor comes from the difficulty in figuring out what Jaxom's rider name ought to be after he accidentally impresses Ruth; the situation is resolved by allowing him the unique privilege of being a dragonrider and Lord Holder.
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Unreliable Narrator
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In Dragonsong, Menolly's father beats her for composing music, and her mother may have deliberately attempted to cripple her hand so she can't play an instrument. She rises above every other hardship in her life, but she never forgives her parents. However, the canon text is explicitly contradictory on whether Menolly's mother did her best and was sad that she couldn't help more, or deliberately let her be crippled.
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And This Is for...
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And This Is for...: Late in The Renegades of Pern, when Jayge is fighting Thella to save his family.
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Mr. Fanservice
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Mr. Fanservice: Robinton, in-universe. In one scene Piemur is torn between amusement and frustration that his elderly mentor distracts all the ladies from him.
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The Bully
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The Bully: Piemur faced a quartet of them in the Drum Heights, and the abusive Journeyman Dirzan who ignored his complaints about the four bullies. The bullies' last act against him was to grease the steps of the stairs, so he would slip on his run back up the steps. When the fall knocks him unconscious, they clean the grease off the steps so it will look like an accident...and then leave him lying there.
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Only the Chosen May Ride
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Only the Chosen May Ride: The titular Dragonriders of Pern are chosen this way. The dragons form an empathic bond with a particular human, who then becomes a dragonrider. Candidates are "searched" — basically anyone even slightly telepathic is shanghaied into the Weyr from their family and former life. The bond is so strong that riders of dragons who mate often wind up having sex as well whether they meant to or not.
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Poor Communication Kills: Early on, Lessa and F'lar spend a lot of time not telling each other things. They get better.
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Reality Ensues: Dragons were explicitly created to fight Thread. The Weyrs are supported by the Holds for their services in fighting Thread. So once the dragonriders stop Thread from falling again, the big problem immediately becomes the question of how the Weyrs will support themselves once there is no Thread to fight, and the Holds therefore won't be supporting them- and exactly what they'll do with their time.
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Adam and Eve Plot: In the short story "Rescue Run", Steve Kimmer and his family are discovered by Pern's would-be rescuers on the Southern Continent. Rather than "repopulate the planet", they've become an insular clan with strong implications of Parental Incest.
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Artificial Limbs
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Artificial Limbs: In Dragonsdawn Paul Benden has a couple of prosthetic fingers.
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Law of Chromatic Superiority: A dragon’s or fire lizard’s size and physical ability is directly linked to its color. Though there have been exceptions, such as Canth - a bronze-sized brown. Intelligence was gauged this way as well, up until Ruth, a runt white dragon as smart as any dragon portrayed.
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Hyperspace Is a Scary Place: Between, the dimension used by dragons and fire lizards when they teleport, is devoid of sensation, airless, and brutally cold. And also apparently prone to causing miscarriages if a female rider is still in the early stages of pregnancy when she goes between. Since the time spent between increases the further you go in time, hypothermia and sensory / oxygen deprivation almost killed Lessa when she went back 450 Turns—she was babbling and needed bed rest for a while after getting out. It's explicitly stated that the only thing keeping her and Ramoth from going completely insane was their mental contact. (On the return trip they figured out how to take a series of much smaller time jumps, resting after each one.)
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Don't Make Me Take My Belt Off: Menolly's father beats her in this manner for the grave sin of improvising her own music. While F'lar doesn't go quite this far, he has a tendency in the earlier books to shake Lessa when she upsets him. He does it so often that she expects it when she returns from her heroic mission through time. He does, though it's implied to be because he's relieved to see her, not out of anger.
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Monster's Favorite Petting Spot: Dragons are known to love having their eye ridges scratched.
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Genetic Memory
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Genetic Memory: There is a very strong implication that fire lizard memory is this; it's hard to imagine any other way that they could remember the events of Landing so vividly two thousand years later. In fact, it's fire lizard memory that leads Jaxom's team to discover the original Landing site, as well as AIVAS. Another possibility that has been implied is that the telepathic firelizards form a weak hivemind, complete with a collective memory. However, the effect is functionally the same.
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Parental Abandonment: Lessa (parents murdered by Fax), Jaxom (mother died in childbirth, father was the aforementioned and unlamented Fax), and others. A common occurance with Weyrfolk, due to the dangers inherent in being a Dragonrider. Children in Weyrs are raised in a communal manner to make this easier on the children.
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Guile Hero
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Guile Hero: F'lar and Robinton, later Lessa. Also Sebell. It seems that this is one of the traits required to become MasterHarper. Menolly, Piemur and Jaxom to lesser degrees.
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Bring My Brown Pants: Discussed by riders in Dragonseye who are about to face the first Threadfall in two hundred years. Invoked by the riders in Dragonsdawn, after their first (unplanned) flight between.
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Empty Shell: If a rider who loses his dragon does not commit suicide, he or she is frequently left as this. The quintessential example is Kylara, who is left almost catatonic when her queen dies. Lytol manages to avert this. While he never gets over the pain of losing his dragon, he presses on through life by engaging in other pursuits. First by being a Weaver, then by dedicating himself to making Ruatha Hold prosperous again for his ward Jaxom, whom he treats as a son (albeit in a distant fashion).
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Succession Crisis: A few of them: A minor one in Dragonflight, where Lessa, Fax and F'lar are all intriguing over who has the right to rule Ruatha Hold. Lessa is the (unknown) dispossessed rightful heir to Ruatha, Fax is the usurper, and F'lar unseats Fax, but in favor of Fax's son Jaxom rather than in Lessa's favor. In F'lar's defense, he didn't know at the time that Lessa was farther up the line of succession. No one except Lessa did. In the Harper Hall trilogy, Meron deliberately avoids naming a successor as he's dying (he wants a bloody succession fight to spite everyone), until Robinton uses reverse psychology to get him to select the relative he thinks nobody wants. In All The Weyrs Of Pern, Oterel's death requires the other lords to vote on his successor. Thanks to petty political bickering, they have a lot of trouble getting consensus on the one son who isn't blatantly an idiot or wastrel. The manner of resolving these changes across the books. In Dragonflight F'lar resolves the matter of Fax's succession by himself. In Dragondrums the matter of the Nabol succession requires an explicitly named successor. All the Weyrs has a Council of the combined Lords and Craftmasters electing a new Lord when there is no named successor, with the chosen Lord being appointed after the meeting is over. Skies has another Council-appointed Lord Holder, only this one is appointed moments after being elected by the Council, and is invited to sit on the Council as a full participant for the remainder of the session.
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What Measure Is a Non-Cute?: Dragons? Gaze up in awe and go "whoa, cool!" Fire lizards? Gather round and Squee! over the pretties. Watch-whers? Chained to a wall as barely tolerated "watchdogs". Although they are shown as capable of friendship and loyalty, and their distant kinship to dragons is mentioned from book one, it is not until the prequels that their origin is revealed — partially failed experiments in creating a second type of dragon.
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Enemy to All Living Things
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Enemy to All Living Things: Thread eats its way through anything organic — being tied out during threadfall is the single most dire punishment that a criminal can be sentenced to. Drowned Thread OTOH (Thread can't survive in water) is a rich food source for marine life. While the rest of Pern suffers due to Thread, fish and other sea animals thrive. Played with later on, when it is discovered that Thread is actually only a small part of an extremely complex ecology of space-born lifeforms in Pern's Oort cloud. Presumably, its effects on Pern are an accidental side effect rather than its normal life cycle, since thread on Pern is stranded with no way to get back or reproduce. There's even a brief discussion of the ethics of causing the extinction of Thread, since this will disrupt the oort cloud ecology, but they quickly decide to go through with it anyway.
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Alphabetical Theme Naming
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Alphabetical Theme Naming: Dragons name themselves at Impression, always with a name that ends in -th: Faranth, Ruth, Mnementh, etc. Why they all seem to hatch instinctively knowing to do this is not explained or even brought up.
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Can't Live Without You
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Can't Live Without You: Once a rider dies, the dragon normally commits suicide post-haste. Moreta's queen is temporarily tethered by her mothering instinct for the eggs she just laid, but suicides as soon as the eggs are hard enough to survive without her. Riders whose dragons die also frequently suicide; those who don't, such as Lytol, remain somewhat shattered for the rest of their lives, if not outright mindblasted (Kylara). Brekke is helped a great deal by her rare ability to hear other dragons.
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Eternal English
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Eternal English: Over 2500 years on Pern have introduced a lingual shift despite the best efforts of the Harpers. However, the shift is not so severe that, allowing for the loss of context, they cannot understand the language of their ancestors. Documents and recordings from the colonists are still understandable to modern characters (though some of the context has been lost). After being unburied, AIVAS is able to rapidly adjust its language to make itself understood. The dolphins underwent a similar linguistic shift, mostly becoming simpler and filled with abbreviations (for instance, the "blood fish" that attach themselves to the dolphins' undersides like leeches became "bluufis").
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Author Catchphrase
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Author Catchphrase: McCaffrey has a name, "Johnny Greene", or "J.G.", that she likes to insert into most of her works. Jayge is an example. One of the companion pieces revealed that the real "Johnny Greene" was a family friend who was murdered in France prior to the publication of Renegades of Pern.
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Naming Your Colony World
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Naming Your Colony World: A retcon has Pern named from a four-letter code summarizing its geology and ecology — Parallel Earth; Resources Negligible.
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Rape and Switch
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Rape and Switch: Anne McCaffrey had an infamous opinion that anal rape releases hormones that turn men permanently gay; according to Word of God this would canonically apply to male greenriders if one who wasn't already gay was chosen. This is never stated in the text, and as it makes very little sense to most people who are not Anne McCaffrey, it's usually ignored. As of Sky Dragons, it's been officially retconned.
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Legend Fades to Myth
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Legend Fades to Myth: In Dragonflight the riders first realize Thread is falling when F'nor comes in covered in a mysterious black dust. Lessa quotes a verse about frozen Thread turning to black dust saying it's from "The Ballad of Moreta's Ride". Dragonsinger has people actually singing the ballad, about the Dragonlady who saved Pern from a deadly epidemic at the cost of her own life. Moreta: Dragonlady of Pern (published at a later date) recounts the actual events that gave rise to the legend. Over time, knowledge that the Pernese came from another planet was lost. In Moreta's time, the "two crossings" (coming to Pern, and then leaving the Southern Continent) was considered a fringe theory. By the Ninth Pass, even that much is forgotten, and the Pernese assume they have always been there.
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Scare Dare
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Scare Dare: Robinton has to spend the night in an abandoned Weyr as an unofficial rite of passage among Harpers. Due to his previous experiences with Benden Weyr, he's unimpressed: they actually have to run around shouting to find him, since he's comfortably asleep in one of the heated caves.
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Best Served Cold
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Best Served Cold: Lessa was ready to wait ten years disguised as a menial servant to take revenge on the man who slew her entire family. During this time she turned Ruatha, one of the wealthiest Holds, into a complete ruin through simple sabotage and slight adjustments of co-workers' emotions and decisions via telepathy, and manipulated F’lar into a duel with Fax to make him pay. She was only ten years old when this started.
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Horde of Alien Locusts
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Horde of Alien Locusts: Thread.
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Stable Time Loop
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Stable Time Loop: All time travel in the series either results in one of these, or is the result of one of these. There's even a case or two where someone travels in time because they see something that makes them realize they already had.
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Agony of the Feet
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Agony of the Feet: Menolly gets caught out during Threadfall and runs the skin off the bottoms of her feet (after wearing through the soles of her shoes) trying to reach shelter. She's spotted and rescued by a dragon and rider. Years later, she comments that her feet are still unusually sensitive.
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Starving Artist
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Starving Artist: Iantine, in Dragonseye, is reduced to this on account of the bad weather and political corruption he encounters in Bitra.
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Properly Paranoid
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Properly Paranoid: F'lar, about Thread.
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Multiple-Tailed Beast
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Multiple-Tailed Beast: Pernese dragons have forked tails.
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Conflict Ball
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Conflict Ball: Some characters seem to switch between supportive and antagonistic between books as plot demands. Jayge and Aramina, who were seeking confirmation of dolphin intelligence from AIVAS in All the Weyrs so their son and Alemi wouldn't be seen as crazy, to Dolphins where they thought he was crazy and irresponsible. Toric is a force unto himself; see Wild Card below. He seems to have a Conflict Ball sewn into his clothes, as pretty much any time he shows up in a story, he's causing trouble.
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No Mere Windmill
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No Mere Windmill: Type B. When F'lar (and his father before him) warns the political leaders of the soon-to-begin Ninth Pass about the return of Thread, they refuse to believe him, until it starts dropping on their heads of course.
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Mad Lib Fantasy Title
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Mad Lib Fantasy Title
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Alien Sky
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Alien Sky: The Red Star, of course, but Pern also has two moons. Plus, Pern is far enough away from Earth that the night sky would look very different, with none of the familiar constellations. A few references in The Skies of Pern do make it clear that at least some of the same stars are visible, though naturally from a completely different perspective.
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A.I. Is a Crapshoot
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A.I. Is a Crapshoot: Averted with AIVAS, who is the anti-HAL 9000. Not only does he help free Pern from thread forever, he commits suicide rather than let the people of Pern become dependent on him.
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Cinderella Circumstances
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Cinderella Circumstances: Lessa. Born into the ruling family of Ruatha, the richest and grandest Hold on Pern, she disguises herself as a Scullery Maid after the rest of her family is slaughtered by the tyrant Fax. Weyr Search is the story of a Cinderella who's in the process of rescuing herself, using her Psychic Powers to ruin her family's land and castle and manipulate visiting dragonman F'lar into killing Fax, after which she's completely prepared to clean up, take over and restore the place. She is less than enthused by F'lar and certainly does not regard him as a Prince Charming coming to her rescue.
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"Could Have Avoided This!" Plot: Had Lessa just asked F'lar for help, as was her right, instead of trying to trick him into it she really would have become ruler of Ruatha hold as she wanted. None of the rest of the plot would have proceeded as written due to that one mistake on her part.
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Rocks Fall, Everyone Dies
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Rocks Fall, Everyone Dies: Todd McCaffrey's books tend to end with the antagonist (and/or most of his cohorts) getting slaughtered.
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Never Accepted in His Hometown
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Never Accepted in His Hometown: In Dragonsong, the first Dragonriders' young-adult novel, Menolly is a girl who dares to perform and even compose music in a fishing village of a practical and pragmatic (and repressive) sort. In the course of the novel, Menolly injures herself cleaning fish, and her own mother deliberately stitches her palm up wrong, crippling her hand so she can barely perform routine household tasks (making her even more despised), let alone play any instrument. Meanwhile, the Master Harper Robinton and his faithful have been searching for the "anonymous" author of the fine music mailed to him by a rural harper, and take her away from all that to make her as much a star as a Medieval setting permits.
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Comet of Doom
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Comet of Doom: The Red Star, although it's technically not a comet, serves the role plot-wise. There's a more direct example in The Skies of Pern.
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I Just Want to Be Normal
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I Just Want to Be Normal: Sort of an example-by-proxy with Jaxom. He's very sensitive about Ruth's unusual color and small size (he's about the size of the original Dragons, but they were engineered to get way bigger), and wants Ruth to be treated like any other dragon. He becomes very embarrassed when he finds out that Ruth is Asexual, though Ruth shows a lack of concern typical of Dragons in this setting.
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Reassignment Backfire
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Reassignment Backfire: A subversion occurs with Petiron, who was assigned to a backwater fishing Hold that just happened to beget one of the greatest musical prodigies in Pernese history, Menolly. Then it turns out that he was assigned at his own request, and that his son is the current Masterharper, Robinton.
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Huge Guy, Tiny Girl
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Huge Guy, Tiny Girl: F'lar and Lessa. Lessa is explicitly described as being little bigger than a child while F'lar is a six-footer.
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Drowning My Sorrows
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Drowning My Sorrows: Even decades later, Lytol drinks to unconsciousness after a dragon dies to numb the pain of losing his. Robinton is also overly fond of drink, and has been ever since his bride Kasia died of a plague. Though he's managed to cultivate a reputation as a wine connoisseur and implies it enhances his music, and so his frequent drinking is rarely looked down upon. He also manages to never become falling-down drunk, or even particularly sloppy, even when he's drinking people like Lytol under the table (he's even implied to have pretended to be more drunk than he was for Lytol's benefit).
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Synchronization
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Synchronization: Riders and their dragons.
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Nobody Poops
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Nobody Poops: Mostly maintained, although a convalescing Menolly is helped to use "the necessary" at one point. And Piemur has some “uncomfortable moments” after a few days surviving on raw fruit in the jungle.
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Power Incontinence
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Power Incontinence: Aramina leaves Benden Weyr because she can hear any and all dragons and can't shut them out.
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Growing Up Sucks
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Growing Up Sucks: For Piemur, puberty ends his sheltered life as a boy soprano. On the other hand, it also began his life as Robinton's secret apprentice, going to hatchings, smuggling queen fire lizard eggs, and... well, it stopped sucking pretty quickly.
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Disease by Any Other Name
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Disease by Any Other Name: A fast-spreading illness almost wipes out the human population until a Healer and a weyr-woman manage to re-invent vaccination. The Pernese don't know what the illness is, but any reader who's ever had the flu will recognize it immediately. (Most of the deaths are from secondary illnesses, which matches Real Life influenza epidemics.)
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Domestic Abuse
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In fact, there is a lot of Domestic Abuse all the way through the series. F'nor thinks the selfish Kylara needs "a sound thrashing", as if this is the normal way unruly people are treated. Her maid observes that T'bor gets drunk and beats Kylara. Kylara is also having an affair with Lord Meron, who leaves her covered in bruises, though that is implied to be as a result of the less-than-safe rough sex she enjoys.
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Teleportation Misfire
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Teleportation Misfire: One of the obvious risks of a poorly visualized trip between.
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Call a Rabbit a
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Call a Rabbit a "Smeerp": Runnerbeasts and herdbeasts, sort of. While they are related to horses and oxen (and are described as looking similar), they were significantly genetically engineered by the original colonists to be able to eat Pernese flora, which is high in Boron. So they're probably a different species, technically.
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Ace Pilot
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Ace Pilot: McCaffrey based her dragon riders' personalities and physical characteristics on real-life fighter pilots.
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Parental Incest: Stev Kimmer, in Rescue Run, has sex with his stepdaughters, and possibly his biological daughters.
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Florence Nightingale Effect: Jaxom and Sharra's relationship begins this way, after she treats him for Firehead Fever. When Lessa is treating F'lar's knife wound, she can't help but notice his manliness.
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I Have Your Wife
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I Have Your Wife: How F’lar manages to convince the Holders to cooperate with Benden Weyr after the Long Interval — he sends dragons to abduct their wives and daughters. Unusual mainly in that the hero (well, the heroine's Love Interest) is pulling this maneuver - and has justification. If the dragonriders starve, the entire colonized continent of Pern will either be eaten by Thread or starve in the midst of their dead land.
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Plot Hole: In the second part of Dragon's Fire, Moran decides to secretly follow Tenim after he abandons their group. Several chapters later, Moran is shown caring for the sick in a completely different location without any information as to how he got there.
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Death World
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Death World: F'nor and Canth pay a visit to the Red Star at the end of Dragonquest and come back near-dead and skinless from the corrosive, unbreathable atmosphere. Pern itself was one before the Colonists engineered the Dragons. The original surveyors of the planet had wondered why there were circular patterns of new growth, and so few biological niches filled. The Colonists found out the answers the hard way.
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Never the Selves Shall Meet
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Never the Selves Shall Meet: This seems to change at different points in the series. At the start, Jaxom coming close to himself causes incredible exhaustion, and Lessa overrunning herself three times at the same temporal point results in swaying and mumbling gibberish. This might be a problem exclusive to dragonriders - being the result of their telepathic bond with their dragon effectively becoming duplicated - as a number of non-dragonriders in Todd McCaffrey's books avoid this trauma when travelling through time, and Masterharper Zist even talks to his past self outright with no issue.
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Gender Rarity Value: Applies in this case to the dragons; golds are the least common dragon color and yet the ones primarily responsible for populating the Weyrs. Over the last Long Interval, the Weyr population diminished to the point where there was only one gold alive at any time (because Lessa had gone back in time to the end of the Eighth Pass to bring the population of every Weyr except Benden to the future), making the extinction of the species a real possibility and justifying the taboo against flying golds in combat, something which had not existed in previous Passes.
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Fantastic Time Management: Used mostly-trivially by Jaxom, and far more seriously by Moreta.
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Outgrown Such Silly Superstitions: The Pernese colonists were specifically selected for their lack of susceptibility to religion, with reverence to the dragons filling a similar cultural space. Throughout the entire series, God is not mentioned once. On the other hand, it's mentioned in Dragonsdawn that much of the Judeo-Christian Bible consists of plain common sense that the Pernese hold to "without any trace of fanatical devotion," and Aivas considers the Bible to be "the greatest book ever written by mankind."note The specific quote he gives comes from Ecclesiastes, which even noted atheists like Richard Dawkins have called the most beautiful piece of literature in the English language
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Giant Flyer: The dragons.
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Honest Advisor: Harpers, and Masterharper Robinton in particular, see this as part of their role as educators. Robinton never hesitates to let a Lord Holder know if he's about to do something unwise, whether he likes it or not. His Establishing Character Moment was to give the convened Lord Holders a massive "The Reason You Suck" Speech. Since Mastercrafters and Lord Holders are equal in rank, they can't make him shut up, either.
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Rebellious Princess: Nerilka, a Lord Holder's daughter (which is about as close to a princess as you can get in Pernese society), refuses to obey her Jerkass father's commands and becomes a nurse during the plague. Thella even moreso, an extremely negative example.
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Meaningful Echo: When Menolly is elevated to the rank of journeyman, Master Robinton recites the same speech his own Master Gennell said when Robinton became a journeyman.
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Breath Weapon: Most of the dragons ingest an ore called "firestone" to enable them to breathe fire. The phosphorus in the firestone reacts with the dragon's stomach acid to produce phosphine (chemical formula PH3), a poison gas that ignites spontaneously upon contact with air. The egg-laying gold dragons aren't allowed to chew firestone because it has the side effect of sterilizing females. In Dragonsdawn, it's revealed that this is a misinterpretation of the actual reason: Greens were genetically tweaked to be sterile regardless of firestone, and queens who try to eat firestone vomit it back up, making it necessary for their riders to use flamethrowers. This tweaking was to match the conservative gender views of the geneticist who did the work: on finding out after her death, the queen riders were not pleased. Though it also protects the only viable females. The greens were meant to be sterile because green firelizards were neglectful mothers at best, with clutches forgotten or destroyed by predators. Golds were much more successful, but this meant they were the ONLY thing keeping the dragon species going (all males could sire clutches of all colors, upping the odds of having a fertile male around.) Risking them in any way meant risking everyone's survival, as Benden Weyr found out by the start of the Ninth Pass when the survival of the entire species hinged on one egg (Ramoth's, luckily.)
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Driven to Suicide: Happens to riders whose dragons die, and vice versa.
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Teacher/Student Romance: Robinton and Menolly, but an unusual example. They know they're fond of each other, and after his heart attack they both admit that said feelings are not 100% platonic. However, she's involved with someone else, and he is very much in favor of that relationship. So other than that brief recognition and pang, his relationship to her remains teacher / surrogate family.
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Parental Marriage Veto: Toric, though a brother and not a father, tries to enact one of these on his sister Sharra and Jaxom. He doesn't have any problem with Jaxom as a person, but he planned on a more politically advantageous Arranged Marriage for his sister. It fails miserably when Jaxom makes it clear that they aren't taking no for an answer and that, as a dragonrider, he can and will come for her anywhere on Pern.
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Cannot Spit It Out: F'lar and Lessa in Dragonflight. It takes mating dragons/fire lizards to get them to admit their feelings. Sebell and Menolly in Dragonsinger. It takes mating dragons/fire lizards to get them to admit their feelings. In Dragonsdawn, Tarvi didn't tell Telgar he loved her until she was about to die... and they had been married for years and had several children.
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Culture Clash: Between Weyr, Hold, and Craft. Their traditions have diverged sharply over the centuries and frequently come into conflict in the main storyline. Similarly, a major conflict arises between the Oldtimer Weyrfolk who are brought forward in time by Lessa and the more "modern" Weyrfolk under F'lar's command.
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Colour-Coded for Your Convenience
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Colour-Coded for Your Convenience: Dragons' colors denote gender, size, and rank, exactly as their fire lizard ancestors. Gold = Queens, the dominant females and the primary egglayers; Bronze = the largest and dominant males, ridden by wingleaders; Brown = smaller and weaker males, tend to be ridden by wingseconds; Blue = the smallest, fastest, and least intelligent males; Green = the smallest, subordinate females, who are infertile due to firestone consumptionnote  Or so it's believed. It later turns out that they were engineered to be sterile from the beginning. The Bronze, Brown, and Blue dragons are Boy dragons. The Gold and Green dragons are Girl dragons.
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Horse of a Different Color: Dragons, of course, although real horses and oxen do exist.
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Duel to the Death
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Duel to the Death: In Weyr Search, the first story in Dragonflight, Lessa telepathically goads the bronze dragonrider F'lar into one of these against the corrupt Holder named Fax, since Fax murdered every one of Lessa's family.
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Charm Person: Part of Lessa's Psychic Powers manifest as a subtle form of this. Actually she does the opposite in Weyr Search, causing everyone to think she is an ugly, elderly drudge worker since the age of ten. When F'lar notices that her hands are quite young and graceful, she reaches into his mind and blurs the image.
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"The Reason You Suck" Speech: Robinton delivers three of these: to the Lord Holders in Dragonflight and Dragonquest, and to the Abominators in All The Weyrs of Pern. Indeed, Robinton sees it as part of a Harper's job to let people know when they're being asses.
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When a queen dragon is ready to mate, she turns into very touchy Tsundere, growling and taking swipes at any of the males that get too close. It's implied that the mating flight results in some pretty rough sex.
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Head Pet
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Head Pet: Firelizards that have impressed on a human will ride around on them. Most prefer to ride on the human's shoulders, but Menolly, who impressed a whole brood of nine of them (and later accidentally added a tenth) usually has one on her head.
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Chilly Reception: Menolly is accepted by almost everybody in Harper Hall...but the ones who object to her presence make her life hell. A rare example of the protagonist not winning everyone over; instead, she settles for getting her own back. Piemur's example is worse: after his voice breaks, he's sent to become a drum apprentice until his voice stabilizes. However, he's also (secretly) made Master Robinton's apprentice, which often involves being sent on very confidential missions. Determined to prove that he's not just a joker and a slacker who coasts by on natural talent, Piemur makes a decision to stop playing around and start working — and the other drum apprentices, who were expecting the joker, don't take it well, especially when Piemur learns drum measures at a speed most of them probably couldn't match. His going on said missions, including one to a Gather at Igen Hold and, as far as they knew got a free day because of a Hatching at Benden Weyrnote In truth, he went to the Hatching but knew that would make things worse., just makes it a lot worsenote Starting with finding his belongings and bed soiled with urine and other natural byproducts upon his return and ending with them greasing some steps so he nearly killed himself returning up the steps.. Further problematic was the Journeyman who was generally on watch never believed him on any matters. And he doesn't go to Robinton, because he doesn't want the Masterharper to think he can't handle his assignment. Then Menolly, by then a Journeyman herself, and Master Robinton, found out what was going on and the shit hit the fan very hard indeed.
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Large Ham: Master Shonagar from the Harper Hall trilogy, fills his room with his melodramatic declarations, banging, and shouting all done with an eloquent vocabulary.
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Bad Moon Rising
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Bad Moon Rising: Well, technically it's a planet, but the Red Star definitely counts.
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First Girl Wins: Robinton's short-lived wife Kasia still haunts his dreams. When he becomes involved with Silvina, he offers to marry her when she informs him that she's pregnant. She refuses (gently) because it's Kasia's name he still says in his sleep; he never recovers from losing her.
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What Happened to the Mouse?: Mardra abruptly vanishes halfway through The Renegades of Pern and is never mentioned again.
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Doing In the Wizard: The series begins with fire-breathing dragons, telepathy, and teleportation, all regarded as a kind of magic (although it's never explicitly called that). By the third book in the series, the dragons are genetically modified lizards with technobabble explanations for the telepathy and teleportation and telekinesis that let the massive dragons fly with wings too small for their bodies. As mentioned in the description at the top of the page, MacCaffery always considered the series to be pure Science Fiction, even if it looks like Low Fantasy at first glance.
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Lessa's Psychic Powers are explicit and quite strong in Dragonflight, with F'lar considering them unusual in their strength — she's actually a true telepath, capable of reaching into your mind and changing your thoughts — or erasing them — but hardly surprising. She's from the ruling Ruathan family, and they're supposed to have such gifts. Several great Weyrleaders down through history, male and female, have been Ruathan. Later books downplay this to the point where it's almost ignored, leaving only the ability to talk to more than one's own dragon as a defined power. At least, up until Dragonheart, when the Psychic Powers are said to be a skill possessed by strong-willed Weyrwomen as a side-effect of their bond with their dragon.
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Brainy Brunette: Lessa.
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Refusal of the Call: Lessa nearly refused F'lar's offer to become weyrwoman. Aramina is selected as a candidate for a queen dragon and considered guaranteed to Impress one. After Jayge rescues her from Thella, she refuses to go back. Jayge finds this unfathomable until she explains that she's incapable of tuning out the dragons' constant chatter.
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I Thought Everyone Could Do That: Lessa talking to dragons, which gets F'lar extremely angry with her when he had been trying for years to figure out a way to coordinate all the dragons of a Weyr in combat.
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Space Amish
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Space Amish: The original colonists wanted to get away from a spacefaring society that had just been through an interstellar war, but they didn't plan on losing as much technology as they did.
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Commonality Connection
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Commonality Connection: In Dragonsinger, when Menolly is caught in a fight during a fair, another girl, jumping to join her side, calls for a boy to join in because Menolly, like them, comes from a sea hold. It works. Robinton rebukes him because his father had sent him to be fostered where he was to broaden his mind.
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Living Relic
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Living Relic: Aivas, an artificial intelligence set up by the settlers when they first landed on Pern. When it is discovered during the Ninth Pass, it uses its knowledge of Lost Technology to bring the Pernese back to the level the colonists originally intended. It even helps the Dragonriders end the threat of Thread forever.
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Cool Pet
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Cool Pet: Fire lizards.
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Took a Level in Jerkass
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Took a Level in Jerkass: Most notably with T'ton/T'ron and Mardra between Dragonflight and Dragonquest. Toric arguably qualifies as well.
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Didn't Think This Through
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Didn't Think This Through: Tenim's plan towards the second half of Dragon Fire is to amass a vast amount of firestone before Thread returns and then destroy the source so that he can profit from controlling its supply to the dragonriders. Tenim seems to miss the obvious flaw with this plan; since dragonriders go through a lot of firestone over a short period of time, his supply wouldn't last very long, and if it ran out when Thread started falling practically everyone on the planet would die.
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Medieval Stasis
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Medieval Stasis: For about two thousand years, Pern was medieval with very little structural/social change. Justified by the fact that most of the colonists' technology was lost or worn out after two hundred years, and the whole "Thread trying to eat everything organic" situation made them more concerned about surviving rather than technological advancement. When this incentive is removed after All the Weyrs of Pern, they begin to reclaim their lost technology with the help of the records and instruction provided by AIVAS. Also justified because Pern was settled by Space Amish who wanted to get away from technology and develop a more agrarian society (see also Metal-Poor Planet below), though they didn't want to decay quite as far, hard or fast as they did.
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The Apprentice
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The Apprentice: Apprenticeships are the main form of education for most of the series. In particular the protagonist of the Harper Hall trilogy is an apprentice Harper.
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Questionable Consent
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Questionable Consent: Weyrwoman Brekke, who was raised in a craft guild with strict morals, loves brown rider F'nor. When he finds she is a virgin — unheard of for Weyr people — and isn't open to having sex with the rider of whichever bronze mounts her Queen dragon, he takes her away ("for her good and for the good of her dragon") and initiates her. Even though she started to enjoy it at the end, and it leads to a Relationship Upgrade, she tried to get away from him when she realized what was about to happen and F'nor forced the issue anyway.
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Not Good with People
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Not Good with People: Lessa would be a combination of both types in her childhood and young adulthood, lavishing love and tenderness on the castle's watch-wher, while people were just pawns on her telepathic chessboard toward her ultimate revenge against the man who murdered her family.
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Wild Card
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Wild Card: Toric of Southern, in particular, seems to go back and forth between grudging ally and scheming antagonist. For the most part he's an over-ambitious control freak who, for various reasons, dislikes most of the series' protagonists and enjoys inconveniencing them, but doesn't really cross the line into actual villainy; he can even be occasionally helpful. In the later books, however, he becomes more and more obsessive and secretive, and his agenda more overtly sinister.
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Aristocrats Are Evil
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Aristocrats Are Evil: The lion's share of the Lord Holders at the beginning of the series are spiteful, narrow-minded old men that create headaches for F'lar and the other protagonists on a regular basis. They gradually get replaced by younger and more reasonable (or, at least, pragmatic) successors. And some that don't get replaced for a long time, like Lord Raid of Benden Hold, do loosen up a bit.
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Teleportation
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Teleportation: Dragons and fire lizards are innate teleporters, and can bring passengers with them. This is accomplished by making use of Another Dimension, colloquially termed between, which lacks all sensation and is killingly cold. It is later discovered that they can teleport across interplanetary distances as well as through time, but the amount of time spent between increases with distance travelled (temporally and spacially). There's no oxygen between, which puts a very definite limit on hops through space and/or time (until the Pernese rediscover their ancestors' technology and gain access to space suits allowing them to carry an air supply between).
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Creature-Hunter Organization
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Creature-Hunter Organization: The Titular Dragonriders, being specifically formed to fight Thread, a dangerous, if mindless, lifeform from space.
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Kill It with Fire
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Kill It with Fire: Dragons and fire lizards do indeed breathe fire, although it's the result of a hypergolic gas released when they chew a naturally occurring mineral named "firestone". On foot and in the queens' wing, Thread is fought with flamethrowers, or nitric acid sprayers (colloquially termed "agenothree" in the books — HNO3, get it?)
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Time Travel
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Time Travel: An innate, if rarely used, ability of dragons and fire lizards. When travelling between, one must visualize one's destination accurately; apparently, this also includes time references. For example, if you visualize your destination in the morning, that's when you'll get there. It's even got a colloquial term in the story: "timing it".
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A Master Makes Their Own Tools
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A Master Makes Their Own Tools: AIVAS has each member of the team dissecting Thread make their own tools, despite the presence of a craft guild that could have easily provided enough tools for the team. The Harpers also make their own instruments. Menolly learned how to make a simple drum in her apprenticeship and is asked to demonstrate this skill when she gets to the Harper Hall.
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Old Retainer
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Old Retainer: Rannelly, for Kylara.
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Feminist Fantasy
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Feminist Fantasy: Well, the installments written in the 1960s and 1970s were, by the standards of the time. The goalposts have been moved considerably since then.
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Fantastic Naming Convention
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Fantastic Naming Convention: A common naming convention among Weyrborn is to have the first half of one parent's name combined with the second half of the other's (modifying the end to the appropriate gender, adding '-n' or '-a'). In this way, you have Falloner and Lorana giving Falarnon, and Falloner and Manora giving Famanoran. When a male rider Impresses, they shorten their name and contract the first syllable. The first dragonriders noticed their dragons clipped their riders' names, so adopted the practice, first as the equivalent to a pilot call sign, then more formally to aid communication during combat; later it became an honorific. One conversation notes that mothers in the weyr plan for this, choosing names for boys that are easily contracted. Falloner becomes F'lon, Falarnon becomes F'lar, and Famanoran becomes F'nor. One of the things that distinguishes Jaxom of Rutha Hold as not a Dragonrider is that he does not receive the honorific. Although before that decision was made, Lessa amuses herself by wondering his name might be shortened to since—not being weyr-born—his name was never designed with contraction in mind. For the dragons themselves, each one has a single personal name, which always ends in "th". In Todd McCaffrey's books from the 3rd Pass, it is revealed that watchwher have their own naming convention. Their names end in '-sk', with the first part taken from the name of the person or bloodline they are linked to. The closer the bond, the more of their name taken. The watchwher for Fort Hold is Forsk. Nuella's first, green, watchwher renames herself to Nuelsk when she transfers her bond from Kindan. After she dies, Nuella then bonds a gold, Nuellask.
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Blind Jump
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Blind Jump: Going between without a destination firmly in mind will cause the dragon and its passenger(s) to never emerge, which is fatal. Poorly imagining one's destination can result in a Tele-Frag. Conversely, imagining aspects of one's destination too well can result in accidental Time Travel. This is all covered in the extensive training given to young dragonriders, with the grisly examples of those who didn't pay attention in the past serving to drive the lessons home.
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Samus Is a Girl
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Samus Is a Girl: When Petiron submitted Menolly's songs to the Harperhall, he neglected to mention that they were written by a girl. When Petiron died, the Hall scrambled, attempting to find the boy who wrote those lovely songs. When they find Menolly, the general reaction is exasperation that Petiron thought Robinton would be reluctant to let a girl become a Harper.
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Evil Luddite
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Evil Luddite: The Abominators, a group of people who distrusted the rediscovered technology that was introduced into Pern society by AIVAS during the Ninth Pass and considered AIVAS itself an abomination that was threatening their way of life. The first group successfully kidnapped MasterHarper Robinton, intending to use him as a hostage and only releasing him if AIVAS was destroyed, but they were ultimately captured and exiled (and their actions hastened Robinton's own death). A second group appeared several years later during The Skies of Pern, trying to destroy the new Crafthalls that had come into being as a result of the reintroduced technologies, but they were rendered mostly defunct when their leader tried to invade AIVAS' main chamber (again, as he'd been part of the first group) and was killed by the still active defenses.
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Sapient Cetaceans
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Sapient Cetaceans: The original settlers brought intellectually enhanced dolphins with them, but lost contact after the exodus to the Northern Continent. In the aptly titled Dolphins of Pern, Jayge and Aramina's son Readis becomes the first to reestablish contact with the "shipfish".
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Due to the Dead
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Due to the Dead: Centuries after she sacrificed her life to save Pern, Sallah Telgar's body is brought down from space and given a very elaborate ceremonial funeral, including the coffin being borne by queen dragons. Menolly is first introduced in Dragonsong as singing the funeral elegy for Petiron, the Harper of her family's hold, her friend and teacher.
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Planetary Romance
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Planetary Romance
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Disappointed in You
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Disappointed in You: Piemur had a reputation for getting by on his looks and talent, but wanted to prove himself to Robinton and Menolly as someone who could work hard and be serious. He didn't want to disappoint them. So he kept silent about the full extent of the abuse his fellow drum trainees were putting him through. Even after he nearly died because they greased the stairs, this was the reason he gave. His friends were horrified at the thought that they inadvertently caused the situation by putting the pressure on him.
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Bond Creatures
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Bond Creatures: Both dragons and fire lizards, since the former are descended from the latter.
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Easily Thwarted Alien Invasion
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Easily Thwarted Alien Invasion: Thread is a ravenous mycorrhizoid spore that can eat virtually anything carbon-based and burrow into the earth. But water (even a good soaking thunderstorm) kills it, as does fire and cold. In one book, the Pernese don't realize that Threadfall has started because the first few falls are over the northern area of the continent during winter. The trouble is, although Thread is doomed from the moment it arrives, it can still do a hell of a lot of damage before it dies.
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Be Careful What You Wish For
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Be Careful What You Wish For: Aramina tells Readis that he must either promise to never again have anything to do with dolphins, or he cannot live in Paradise River Hold. Rather than being cowed and obeying, he simply tells her that he can't make that promise and leaves the Hold with no intention of returning.
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Selective Obliviousness
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Selective Obliviousness: Petiron completely ignored his son when Robinton was growing up, and expected him to be skilled with music despite never paying any attention or trying to help Robinton develop his skills. When he finally realised that Robinton was a musical genius whose compositions were being widely played, he was furious that everyone had 'kept' this knowledge from him, only for several people- including his wife- to point out that literally everyone else had seen it from the start, he was the only one who never bothered paying his son enough attention to realise it.
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Abusive Parents
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Abusive Parents: Petiron was not a good father, to put it lightly. Not actively vicious, but cold and harshly critical of Robinton to the point where it's hard to tell the difference. In Dragonsong, Menolly's father beats her for composing music, and her mother may have deliberately attempted to cripple her hand so she can't play an instrument. She rises above every other hardship in her life, but she never forgives her parents. However, the canon text is explicitly contradictory on whether Menolly's mother did her best and was sad that she couldn't help more, or deliberately let her be crippled. Aramina has a very 'my way or the highway' viewpoint, and refuses to try to compromise or understand things from her son's point of view. Eventually he leaves the Hold after they fight and she demands that he make a promise he doesn't want to make.
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Fate Worse than Death
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Fate Worse than Death: Most Pernese consider being banished from a hold a harsher punishment than execution, since they automatically assume the condemned is going to be eaten by thread. Several characters learn to survive holdless simply by hiding in caves. Menolly notes that most of the time very little Thread actually gets to the surface thanks to the dragonriders. Losing their bondmates is this for dragons/dragonriders. Riders whose dragons die usually commit suicide. Dragons whose riders die always commit suicide.
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RetCon
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Retcon: A lot of plot elements got modified without comment between novels. Some characters undergo spontaneous name changes between Dragonflight and Dragonquest: T'ton to T'ron, for example. He was M'ron in the initial appearance of the story, in two parts in Analog December 1967 & January 1968. Lessa's Psychic Powers are explicit and quite strong in Dragonflight, with F'lar considering them unusual in their strength — she's actually a true telepath, capable of reaching into your mind and changing your thoughts — or erasing them — but hardly surprising. She's from the ruling Ruathan family, and they're supposed to have such gifts. Several great Weyrleaders down through history, male and female, have been Ruathan. Later books downplay this to the point where it's almost ignored, leaving only the ability to talk to more than one's own dragon as a defined power. At least, up until Dragonheart, when the Psychic Powers are said to be a skill possessed by strong-willed Weyrwomen as a side-effect of their bond with their dragon. In Dragonquest, there's a specific reference to fire lizards "eating Thread". Granted that the person making the claim, Kylara, is mentally unstable and an unabashed liar, in later books the idea seems to be dropped in favor of fire lizards flaming thread like their larger cousins. There's also a mention in Dragonsinger, which parallels Dragonquest in the Harper Hall trilogy: Menolly's fire lizards, while shut inside the Harper Hall refectory during Threadfall, get very excited and are described as making the motions of "licking Thread from the air." In Sky Dragons, Green Dragons produce eggs, as they never consumed firestone, and one of them lays a gold. Prior to this, green fire-lizard clutches only ever produced lower-ranked colors.
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Science Fantasy: One of the classic unclassifiables. McCaffrey has always contended that her books are Science Fiction, not Fantasy. Her reasoning is that everything in the books is (in her estimation, at least), scientifically backed. Weyr Search, the first story, and the two-part Dragonflight, were initially published in 1967 and 1968 in Analog, a prestigious science fiction magazine. Editor John W. Campbell had extremely strict standards, so Anne's belief that the stories are Sci Fi has confirmation from what was then the highest authority.
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Epigraph
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Epigraph: The early Pern books have snippets of Harper songs at the start of each chapter.
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A Degree in Useless
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A Degree in Useless: By the time of the Second Pass, Pern's sole college (that later becomes the Harper Hall) is wondering why they still consider Computer Science to be a prestigious degree when they only have one computer left on the planet - that gets destroyed by a lightning strike a few chapters later.
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And Then What?
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And Then What?: Used on Lessa in Weyr Search; she had never thought beyond the moment when Fax was dead.
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Free-Love Future
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Free-Love Future: The Weyr culture is highly liberated due to the nature of dragon/rider relationships; dragons mate with whom they choose and their partners are compelled to do the same. Children are fostered and raised by the Weyr as a whole to avoid attachments to any particular parent, given their high mortality rates.
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Jackie Robinson Story
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Jackie Robinson Story: Menolly becoming the first female Harper in the Harper Hall Trilogy. Well, the first one in a long time. It's been stated that before the pandemic in Moreta's time, which nearly wiped out humans on Pern, that there was far more sexual equality. After that, women reverted to more "traditional" roles because of the need to repopulate. Dragonseye, which takes place before Moreta's time, shows a pretty even distribution of labor among the sexes.
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Dramatis Personae
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Dramatis Personae: Used in most of the early Pern novels, then quietly dropped later.
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Market-Based Title
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Market-Based Title: Dragonseye was published in the UK as Red Star Rising.
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Knife Nut
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Knife Nut: Dragonriders don't carry swords, but many are deadly efficient duelists with eating knives. Swords don't seem to exist in the setting, even machetes are referred to as long, flat knives. This is most likely due to the scarcity of metals on Pern.
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Must Have Caffeine
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Must Have Caffeine: The first two things colonists look for on a new planet are plants that can be distilled into booze, and plants that can be made into a coffee substitute. On Pern, the latter is fulfilled by a boiled tree bark beverage called klah.
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Happily Married
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Happily Married: A lot of Pernese couples don't actually marry, but among those who do, there are a number of happy couples. Petiron and Merelan fit this trope, as did Robinton and Kasia (for the few days of their marriage). Even those who aren't officially married act like this anyway.
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Really Gets Around
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Really Gets Around: Green dragons are the only other females, besides gold dragons. They're also far more promiscuous than golds. Fortunately, chewing firestone renders them infertile. Otherwise, the dragon population would explode into unsustainable numbers.
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Uncoffee
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Uncoffee: Klah, which is made from tree bark, started out as the colonists' ersatz coffee, and ended up filling the same cultural niche. It's explicitly stated to contain stimulants and taste exactly like hazelnut coffee. Dragonsdawn explains that coffee can't flourish on Pernese soil, and the tea plants were lost in the first threadfall, so the colonists looked elsewhere for their caffeine needs.
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Dragon Rider
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When a male rider Impresses, they shorten their name and contract the first syllable. The first dragonriders noticed their dragons clipped their riders' names, so adopted the practice, first as the equivalent to a pilot call sign, then more formally to aid communication during combat; later it became an honorific. One conversation notes that mothers in the weyr plan for this, choosing names for boys that are easily contracted. Falloner becomes F'lon, Falarnon becomes F'lar, and Famanoran becomes F'nor. One of the things that distinguishes Jaxom of Rutha Hold as not a Dragonrider is that he does not receive the honorific. Although before that decision was made, Lessa amuses herself by wondering his name might be shortened to since—not being weyr-born—his name was never designed with contraction in mind.
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Fun with Acronyms: Pern (Parallel Earth; Resources Negligible), and AIVAS (Artificial Intelligence Voice-Address System). Word of God says that Pern is a backronym; McCaffrey came up with the name for the planet a long time before deciding it meant anything.
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New Powers as the Plot Demands
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New Powers as the Plot Demands: In The Skies of Pern, the dragons "discover" their powers of telekinesis. This is not entirely pulled out of thin air; in All The Weyrs of Pern, AIVAS said that dragons should be able to do it, and it was covertly confirmed when the dragons were able to carry huge starship engine assemblies that, despite the lower gravity of the Red Star, they should not have been able to support, even en masse. In a variation of the Magic Feather trick, AIVAS told no one that truth except Jaxom (and by proxy, Ruth).
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Double Standard: Rape, Female on Male
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Double Standard: Rape, Female on Male: Tarvi Andiyar married Sallah Telgar because he got her pregnant - because she drugged his klah with an aphrodisiac. And most of their later children were conceived when she went down on him while he was half-asleep and unable to refuse her advances. After her horrible death at the hands of Avril Bitra, Tarvi changes his name to his wife's and regrets that he never told her how much he loved her until she was dying.
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Alien Blood
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Alien Blood: Pernese native animals have green, copper-based blood.
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Pride
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Pride: Lessa is completely willing to let dragons battle with each other because she feels insulted. This is also the source of most of her friction with F'lar in the first book, combined with her being unused to being able to rely on anyone besides herself.
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Evil Reactionary
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Evil Reactionary: The Abominators in The Skies of Pern, while primarily Evil Luddites, also qualify for this trope as their efforts to destroy Aivas and anything he restored to Pern are motivated by their desire to keep things as they were before, feeling that any changes will destroy their traditional values and way of life, and that permanently destroying Thread was a bad idea because the threat it posed kept Pern's people working together. As such, they resort to the Evil Luddite method, trying to destroy or prevent the use of anything Aivas shared, in order to turn society back to the way it was before Aivas was discovered. This includes attacking the new Crafthalls founded more recently, since they're based on Aivas' teachings.
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Synthetic Plague
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Synthetic Plague: How thread is ultimately made extinct, as a fail-safe in addition to altering the course of the Red Star. Using rediscovered technology, they learn that thread is just one part of a complex space-borne ecology in the Pernese Oort Cloud and that it has natural parasites. They then genetically engineer one of these parasites into a lethal and virulent form, and seed the parasites such that the oort cloud will be infected by it.
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Get a Hold of Yourself, Man!
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Get A Hold Of Yourself Man: When F'lar gets ill in Dragonquest, he starts Wangsting and must be told this by Lessa.
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Interplay of Sex and Violence
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Interplay of Sex and Violence: When a queen dragon is ready to mate, she turns into very touchy Tsundere, growling and taking swipes at any of the males that get too close. It's implied that the mating flight results in some pretty rough sex. This applies to queen fire lizards. In "Dragondrums" Sebell's Kimi refuses to share any fish she caught.
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No Blood Ties
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No Blood Ties: Although bloodlines are acknowledged, it is common practice among Weyrfolk to foster their children to avoid maternal or paternal attachments; this lessens the trauma when riders are lost fighting Thread.
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Series Continuity Error
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Series Continuity Error: Quite a few; The year number got muddled when The White Dragon was published (15PP when it should really have been 13PP), and subsequent prequel books made this problem impossible to fix without messing up the chronology of the stories. The two main side-effects of this is that it means F'lessan somehow became a Candidate while two years underage, and Mirrim's Path took four years instead of two to become fully mature. Character names - both major and minor - frequently end up changing between books. The worst example of this happening is probably that Lord Larad's wife's name strangely changes from Dulsay to Janissary in All the Weyrs of Pern and back to Dulsay again in The Skies of Pern. In a few instances, a dead character has ended up appearing in a book that takes place after their death. Lord Oterel offers his support to young Readis in The Dolphins of Pern, despite a major part of the previous book dealing with people choosing his successor after his death. In Dragonquest, Fandarel claims to have no sons. In Renegades of Pern, which takes place only a few years later, he apparently not only has four off-screen sons, but Piemur ends up in a relationship with his adult granddaughter.
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Magic by Any Other Name
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Magic by Any Other Name: Officially, there's no magic in the books, since they're supposed to be a science fiction series. The dragons' supernatural powers are referred to as psychic abilities instead.
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The Napoleon
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The Napoleon: Lessa
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Broken Bird
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Broken Bird: Lessa. She was the only survivor of a slaughter that killed the rest of her family and then spent years hiding who she was as a lowly servant. She gets better. Menolly's teacher and only friend who encouraged her abilities died, and then her father put her through a great amount of abuse to ensure she never sang or played again. Her mother helped him do it.
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Sex by Proxy
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Sex by Proxy: Thanks to the mental link between dragons and riders.
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GoshDangItToHeck
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Gosh Dang It to Heck!: When not using Pern-specific curses, characters have a tendency to say things like "dratted" or "blasted." There's even "Jays" in Dragonsdawn, mean to be a Bowdlerization of "Jesus." Strangely, in the same book, one character calls another a "gobshite." By contrast, there are quite a few "S-" and "F-bombs" in Dragonsdawn, what with the initial colonists still speaking (future) English. It's mentioned in the indices that there are no religious or sexual curses on Pern, since the first doesn't exist and the second isn't taboo.
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Death by Childbirth
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Death by Childbirth: Happens to Jaxom's mother, and is generally a risk in a low-tech, feudal society.
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Loads and Loads of Characters
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Loads and Loads of Characters: Just try keeping the scores of dragonriders (and their dragons!), harpers, Lord Holders (and their spouses and kids!), weyr ladies, and various other characters straight. The abbreviated names don't help either; they tend to blur together, and several have even been subject to name drift. When Dragonflight (the original novella, published in Analog in December 1967) first appeared, the Fort weyrleader who greets Lessa after her long time trip is named M'ron. When the "Dragonflight" *novel* was published in July 1968, his name had been changed to T'ton. By Dragonquest, he was T'ron, and remained so.
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Absence of Evidence
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Absence of Evidence: When bullies hurt Piemur by greasing up a flight of stairs, they clean up afterwards to hide the evidence. Their superiors start to suspect foul play when they realize that only the trapped stair was too clean, while the rest of the stairs were still dirty.
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Sci-Fi Writers Have No Sense of Scale
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Sci-Fi Writers Have No Sense of Scale: Distances seem to change at the plot's convenience, and either dragons in the Ninth Pass are ludicrously huge (bronzes and golds being much bigger than blue whales) or someone said "meters" when they meant "feet."
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Unusual Euphemism
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Unusual Euphemism: "Shards", "Shells", "Scorch it", and various other oaths are employed by Weyrfolk, mostly relating to dragons or Thread. Makes sense, as there's no religion on Pern, but respect for the dragonriders as saviors from Thread kind of fills a similar cultural role. "Fardling" is their variant of the "F" word. There's an index specifically for these in the early novels.
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Our Dragons Are Different
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Our Dragons Are Different: Another Trope Codifier.
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Writers Cannot Do Math
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Writers Cannot Do Math: Several of the Ninth Pass books are a bit inconsistent with their events and what year they took place in. For example, The White Dragon is repeatedly said to take place five years after Dragonquest, yet the date given - 15PP - is actually seven years afterwards. In one particularly jarring example, Readis is said to be seven at the beginning of The Dolphins of Pern, despite the fact that his parents only met each other five years prior.
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Mood Ring Eyes
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Mood Ring Eyes: Dragons' and fire lizards' eyes change color according to their mood.
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Action Girl
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Reasonable Authority Figure: F'lar proves himself to one one of the wisest and influential men on Pern by his handling of crises in the first three books. Robinton shows himself willing to listen to any issue within his Hall, punish those who break the rules regardless of rank or station, and admit to his own follies. Harper Journeyman Rokayas of the Drum Heights was the only one who saw the shades of abuse Piemur was suffering but with no admittance from Piemur, his hands were tied. When Piemur fell down on greased steps, he got Piemur to medical help, and told Robinton and Menolly everything he suspected happened.
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P.O.V. Sequel: Moreta and Nerilka's Story. There's also a multitude of books that take place around the beginning of the Third Pass and near the middle of the Ninth that play with this; while they show many of the same events from different perspectives, they also have a tendency to cover time further back or forward than each other instead of taking place entirely simultaneously like a true P.O.V. Sequel.
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Despair Event Horizon: The death of a dragon or its rider will send the living member of the pair into despair or insanity. If the rider dies, his dragon will invariably commit suicide by going between. If the dragon dies, the rider may become Ax-Crazy, suicidal, an Empty Shell, or all of the above.
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Pulling the Thread: The bullies' grease-the-steps plot against Piemur unravels because while they removed the evidence from the stairs, they A. failed to clean the soles of Piemur's boots, and B. forgot that cleaning the steps they greased, but not any of the others, would make it stand out that something sneaky had been done there.
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By contrast, there are quite a few "S-" and "F-bombs" in Dragonsdawn, what with the initial colonists still speaking (future) English.
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You Already Changed the Past: There are no Temporal Paradoxes in this universe. If you use Time Travel to go backwards, you had already been there and had done what you did. In fact, several characters use this type of foreknowledge specifically to plan their trips, setting up a Stable Time Loop.
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We Could Have Avoided All This: Silvina's reaction in Dragonsong when she finds out Menolly is Petiron's secret prodigy. She becomes rather angry at all the trouble they all could've avoided had Petiron trusted in Robinton not to dismiss such a talent simply because of her gender.
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Mercy Kill: Sometimes administered to badly injured Thread victims, by means of a lethal dose of "fellis", an herbal sedative.
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Metal-Poor Planet: The planet Pern has limited amounts of available metal, meaning it is of little interest to the large corporations that normally colonize worlds, but perfect for a group of people who want to create a low-tech agrarian society.
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Mile-High Club: Dragons (and fire lizards) mate in the air, with the female taking off and males chasing her into the sky. The winner in queen flights is typically the male with enough stamina to keep up with her, which is why the smaller dragons don't bother competing. A significant amount of altitude is also necessary for a safe and productive mating, as the dragons, particularly the queen, are unable to safely use their wings during the actual copulation. Insufficient height can lead to the pair being forced to disengage too early in order to break their falls, resulting in fewer viable eggs—or even worse, one or both of the pair being injured or killed on impact due to being too wrapped up in the act of mating to realize they're about to hit the ground.
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Feudal Future: When first seen, Pern has a medieval society to go with the dragons, although this starts to change once it gets back in touch with its past.
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Loser Son of Loser Dad / int_f9742e61
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Lost Colony / int_f9742e61
 Dragonriders of Pern
hasFeature
Love Transcends Spacetime / int_f9742e61
 Dragonriders of Pern
hasFeature
Loyal Phlebotinum / int_f9742e61
 Dragonriders of Pern
hasFeature
Magic by Any Other Name / int_f9742e61
 Dragonriders of Pern
hasFeature
Magical Abortion / int_f9742e61
 Dragonriders of Pern
hasFeature
Massive Numbered Siblings / int_f9742e61
 Dragonriders of Pern
hasFeature
Matchmaker Crush / int_f9742e61
 Dragonriders of Pern
hasFeature
Messy Hair / int_f9742e61
 Dragonriders of Pern
hasFeature
Metal-Poor Planet / int_f9742e61
 Dragonriders of Pern
hasFeature
Military Moonshiner / int_f9742e61
 Dragonriders of Pern
hasFeature
Missed the Call / int_f9742e61
 Dragonriders of Pern
hasFeature
Monster's Favorite Petting Spot / int_f9742e61
 Dragonriders of Pern
hasFeature
Multiple-Tailed Beast / int_f9742e61
 Dragonriders of Pern
hasFeature
Nautical Knockout / int_f9742e61
 Dragonriders of Pern
hasFeature
Never Gets Drunk / int_f9742e61
 Dragonriders of Pern
hasFeature
No Blood Ties / int_f9742e61
 Dragonriders of Pern
hasFeature
Oddly Common Rarity / int_f9742e61
 Dragonriders of Pern
hasFeature
Oh My Gods! / int_f9742e61
 Dragonriders of Pern
hasFeature
Old Retainer / int_f9742e61
 Dragonriders of Pern
hasFeature
One Head Taller / int_f9742e61
 Dragonriders of Pern
hasFeature
Only One Me Allowed Right Now / int_f9742e61
 Dragonriders of Pern
hasFeature
Only the Chosen May Ride / int_f9742e61
 Dragonriders of Pern
hasFeature
Only the Creator Does It Right / int_f9742e61
 Dragonriders of Pern
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Original Flavour / int_f9742e61
 Dragonriders of Pern
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Orphaned Etymology / int_f9742e61
 Dragonriders of Pern
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Palm-on-Cheek Pose / int_f9742e61
 Dragonriders of Pern
hasFeature
Panthera Awesome / int_f9742e61
 Dragonriders of Pern
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Parental Marriage Veto / int_f9742e61
 Dragonriders of Pern
hasFeature
Parrot Pet Position / int_f9742e61
 Dragonriders of Pern
hasFeature
Passed in Their Sleep / int_f9742e61
 Dragonriders of Pern
hasFeature
Planetary Romance / int_f9742e61
 Dragonriders of Pern
hasFeature
Please Don't Leave Me / int_f9742e61
 Dragonriders of Pern
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Ragnarök Proofing / int_f9742e61
 Dragonriders of Pern
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Rape Is a Special Kind of Evil / int_f9742e61
 Dragonriders of Pern
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Reassignment Backfire / int_f9742e61
 Dragonriders of Pern
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Rebellious Princess / int_f9742e61
 Dragonriders of Pern
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Refused by the Call / int_f9742e61
 Dragonriders of Pern
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Remarried to the Mistress / int_f9742e61
 Dragonriders of Pern
hasFeature
Retargeted Lust / int_f9742e61
 Dragonriders of Pern
hasFeature
Reviewer Stock Phrases / int_f9742e61
 Dragonriders of Pern
hasFeature
Rewrite / int_f9742e61
 Dragonriders of Pern
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Robinsonade / int_f9742e61
 Dragonriders of Pern
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Ruling Family Massacre / int_f9742e61
 Dragonriders of Pern
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Runaway Fiancé / int_f9742e61
 Dragonriders of Pern
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Sailor Earth / int_f9742e61
 Dragonriders of Pern
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Sapient Cetaceans / int_f9742e61
 Dragonriders of Pern
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Sapient Steed / int_f9742e61
 Dragonriders of Pern
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Scare Dare / int_f9742e61
 Dragonriders of Pern
hasFeature
Science Fantasy / int_f9742e61
 Dragonriders of Pern
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Scullery Maid / int_f9742e61
 Dragonriders of Pern
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Second Love / int_f9742e61
 Dragonriders of Pern
hasFeature
She Cleans Up Nicely / int_f9742e61
 Dragonriders of Pern
hasFeature
Shotgun Wedding / int_f9742e61
 Dragonriders of Pern
hasFeature
Shoulder-Sized Dragon / int_f9742e61
 Dragonriders of Pern
hasFeature
Sliding Scale of Robot Intelligence / int_f9742e61
 Dragonriders of Pern
hasFeature
Snub by Omission / int_f9742e61
 Dragonriders of Pern
hasFeature
Someone to Remember Him By / int_f9742e61
 Dragonriders of Pern
hasFeature
Sommelier Speak / int_f9742e61
 Dragonriders of Pern
hasFeature
Sound Off / int_f9742e61
 Dragonriders of Pern
hasFeature
Space Amish / int_f9742e61
 Dragonriders of Pern
hasFeature
Spear Carrier / int_f9742e61
 Dragonriders of Pern
hasFeature
Square-Cube Law / int_f9742e61
 Dragonriders of Pern
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Staircase Tumble / int_f9742e61
 Dragonriders of Pern
hasFeature
Strong as They Need to Be / int_f9742e61
 Dragonriders of Pern
hasFeature
Sudden Name Change / int_f9742e61
 Dragonriders of Pern
hasFeature
Suicide Is Painless / int_f9742e61
 Dragonriders of Pern
hasFeature
Synchronization / int_f9742e61
 Dragonriders of Pern
hasFeature
Synchronous Episodes / int_f9742e61
 Dragonriders of Pern
hasFeature
Talking in Your Sleep / int_f9742e61
 Dragonriders of Pern
hasFeature
Teacher/Student Romance / int_f9742e61
 Dragonriders of Pern
hasFeature
Teleportation Misfire / int_f9742e61
 Dragonriders of Pern
hasFeature
Teleportation Sickness / int_f9742e61
 Dragonriders of Pern
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The Conqueror / int_f9742e61
 Dragonriders of Pern
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The Dragons Come Back / int_f9742e61
 Dragonriders of Pern
hasFeature
The End of the World as We Know It / int_f9742e61
 Dragonriders of Pern
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The Exile / int_f9742e61
 Dragonriders of Pern
hasFeature
The Force Is Strong with This One / int_f9742e61
 Dragonriders of Pern
hasFeature
The Napoleon / int_f9742e61
 Dragonriders of Pern
hasFeature
The Noun Who Verbed / int_f9742e61
 Dragonriders of Pern
hasFeature
The Only One I Trust / int_f9742e61
 Dragonriders of Pern
hasFeature
The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything / int_f9742e61
 Dragonriders of Pern
hasFeature
The Swarm / int_f9742e61
 Dragonriders of Pern
hasFeature
Thriving Ghost Town / int_f9742e61
 Dragonriders of Pern
hasFeature
Time and Relative Dimensions in Space / int_f9742e61
 Dragonriders of Pern
hasFeature
Timey-Wimey Ball / int_f9742e61
 Dragonriders of Pern
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Twin Telepathy / int_f9742e61
 Dragonriders of Pern
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Uncoffee / int_f9742e61
 Dragonriders of Pern
hasFeature
Uplifted Animal / int_f9742e61
 Dragonriders of Pern
hasFeature
Vertebrate with Extra Limbs / int_f9742e61
 Dragonriders of Pern
hasFeature
Vicious Cycle / int_f9742e61
 Dragonriders of Pern
hasFeature
Volcano Lair / int_f9742e61
 Dragonriders of Pern
hasFeature
We Will Spend Credits in the Future / int_f9742e61
 Dragonriders of Pern
hasFeature
Weak to Fire / int_f9742e61
 Dragonriders of Pern
hasFeature
What Measure Is a Non-Cute? / int_f9742e61
 Dragonriders of Pern
hasFeature
Wizards Live Longer / int_f9742e61
 Dragonriders of Pern
hasFeature
Women Prefer Strong Men / int_f9742e61
 Dragonriders of Pern
hasFeature
Write Who You Know / int_f9742e61
 Dragonriders of Pern
hasFeature
You Already Changed the Past / int_f9742e61
 Dragonriders of Pern
hasFeature
Youngest Child Wins / int_f9742e61
 Dragonriders of Pern
hasFeature
Zeerust / int_f9742e61
 Drakerider
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Dragonriders of Pern
 Dragons: Riders of Berk
seeAlso
Dragonriders of Pern
 Dragonriders of Pern
hasFeature
Geographic Flexibility / int_f9742e61
 Dragonriders of Pern
hasFeature
Law of Chromatic Superiority / int_f9742e61
 Dragonriders of Pern
hasFeature
Not Good with People / int_f9742e61
 Dragonriders of Pern
hasFeature
Not the Fall That Kills You / int_f9742e61