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Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_mobile_ad_1'); })A series of High Fantasy novels — ahem, stories that have important human themes—written by Terry Goodkind. It started in 1994 with the publishing of Wizard's First Rule and ended in 2007 with the eleventh in the series and final book of the Chainfire trilogy, Confessor. There is also a prequel novella, originally published in the Legends compilation of short stories and now available on its own, called Debt of Bones. In story-internal order, the books are as follows: Debt of Bones (1998) Wizard's First Rule (1994) Stone of Tears (1995) Blood of the Fold (1996) Temple of the Winds (1997) Soul of the Fire (1999) Faith of the Fallen (2000) The Pillars of Creation (2001) Naked Empire (2003) Chainfire (2005) Phantom (2006) Confessor (2007)In addition to these books, Terry Goodkind has written other novels related to the main Sword of Truth series. The Law of Nines serves as a sequel of sorts to the main series and features an entirely new cast of characters. The Omen Machine, billed as "A Richard and Kahlan Novel", takes place immediately after Confessor, but is not connected to the Myth Arcs of the previous series. The First Confessor is a self-published e-book which features events in the backstory of the main series.Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_mobile_ad_2'); }) The Law of Nines (2009) The Omen Machine (2011) The First Confessor (2012) The Third Kingdom (2013) Severed Souls (2014) Warheart (2015)After the conclusion of Warheart, the main series ended. However several side characters received a spin-off series of sorts, titled The Nicci Chronicles. That series follows the adventures and tribulations of Sister Nicci and Wizard Nathan.The TV adaptation, called Legend of the Seeker, has its own page.Links: Official website
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Noble Savage: Played straight with the Mud People.
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Rape as Drama
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Rape as Drama: The armies of the Imperial Order rape the women of every city they conquer (but not the cities that join willingly). Many of the female characters and Richard have either had such an experience or have come close.
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Card-Carrying Villain: Emperor Jagang seems to think Richard is this, giving, "Because he's evil!" as the reason he believes Richard is opposing him.
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Instant Expert
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Instant Expert: Averted with the bird call the Bird Man gives Richard in Wizard's First Rule. Despite taking most of a day to teach him, and remarking that children he's taught could get it to summon a particular bird after three tries, all Richard is able to do with the call is summon a horde of birds all at once. Played straight in Faith of the Fallen, where Richard shows himself to be a master carver on his first attempt, explained as his magical powers using it as an outlet when he's forcibly deprived of his sword and not fighting anyone for months on end.
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Heroic BSoD
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Heroic BSoD: Richard suffers an especially harsh one after Soul of the Fire. His attempts to sway the people of Anderith to his side fail miserably as they vote to remain neutral in the war between D'Hara and the Imperial Order, Kahlan is ruthlessly beaten and loses the baby they had just conceived, and the Imperial Order draws first blood after they move into Anderith and he can't do a thing to stop them, since they had voted for neutrality after he had told them that he wouldn't waste his men's lives fighting to save people who wouldn't contribute to the effort. He destroys Anderith's Forgotten Superweapon, but the Imperial Order still has a strong foothold in the Midlands and can strike out at will. Personally, militarily, and politically defeated, he takes Kahlan and Cara with him to a remote mountain range in Westland with every intention of sitting out the rest of the war in peace and to hell with everyone else. In part, it's because he wants his people to learn to fight tyranny because they want to rather than because he orders them to, but mostly it's because he's just that sick and tired of the whole mess. If it weren't for Nicci tracking him down and kidnapping him, he would have been able to hide for years without being found.
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Darker and Edgier
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Darker and Edgier: ...Than The Wheel of Time.
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The Philosopher
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The Philosopher: Supposedly, Richard.
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Genre Shift: From "stories with important human themes" to a series of Author Tracts in favor of Objectivism.
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Anti-Magic
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Though Darken Rahl takes this to extremes, it's actually a long-standing tradition in the House of Rahl that goes back thousands of years. "Pristinely Ungifted" offspring of the House of Rahl are historically killed at birth, because of the inherent Anti-Magic quality they possess, and the fact that any children they have will also be Pristinely Ungifted, meaning that they could potentially wipe out magic entirely. Of course, Darken has forgotten about the reason for this tradition and just settled for getting rid of any accidental offspring that don't fit his criteria as his true heir.
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Title Drop: The title of each book is mentioned conspicuously in the text, except for in Soul of the Fire, the title of which bears tenuous relation at best to anything in the book.
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Mutually Exclusive Magic
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Mutually Exclusive Magic: Sorcerers' and wizards' magic is completely different, such that neither can affect the other. This takes the sorcerer Brother Narev by surprise when he tries to kill Richard with magic, who's a wizard, something he doesn't know. Richard then takes advantage of his surprise and kills Narev using a sword.
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Muggle Born of Mages: Leitis, Verna's daughter with Jedediah. Despite both of them having the gift, she did not. She was therefore sent to be raised by another family, as the Palace of the Prophets had no further use for her. This has become increasingly common, despite the Palace's efforts to breed more gifted people.
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The Witch Hunter
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The Witch Hunter: The Blood of the Fold are an organization of these, who firmly believe magic is evil and all magic users are banelings (i.e. serve the Keeper). Similarly the Imperial Order loathes magic because of the inequality it entails, though in the short term both use this out of necessity.
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World of Badass
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Either/Or Prophecy
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Either/Or Prophecy: Mostly played straight, but subverted in the fourth book with a "bound fork" prophecy in which Richard dies in both possible outcomes. He "dies" by entering the Temple of the Winds, which exists in both the world of the living and the world of the dead.
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Fairy Companion
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Fairy Companion: In the first book, Kahlan has a companion by the name of Shar, who is a night wisp. Shar helped Kahlan keep her sanity when she traveled through the boundary, but as a result of the boundary, as well as Darken Rahl's influence and power, she and her kind are dying.
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The Stoic
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The Stoic: Nicci . . . just Nicci. Undoubtedly the most stoic character in the entire series. After going through an insane life of hardship and self-loathing, she eventually becomes so hardened that she is raped and doesn't even bother to acknowledge the person doing it.
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Villain Ball
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Villain Ball: So, you've used a spell to make the Mother Confessor lose her memory, and be the next best thing to invisible. She has no idea who you are, so you can give her any impression of who and what she's supposed to be you want. Do you A. pretend to be her friend, so as to earn her trust and make things easier for yourself, or B. treat her like shit, beat her, berate her, and threaten her, and thereby inspire her to work actively against you? If you picked A, you're smarter than the Sisters of the Dark. In The Third Kingdom, newly resurrected Emperor Saluchan advises Hannis Arc to put down the villain ball. Arc has Richard captive, and plans to drag him around as he conquers the D'Haran Empire as a protracted revenge for the previous Rahl rulers killing his family. Saluchan points out that as long as Richard is still alive, he'll be planning and working to stop and kill Arc — and therefore a threat that Arc would be better off simply killing now.
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Playing with Fire: Wizard's Fire.
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Fictional Document
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Fictional Document: Several books of prophecy, The Book of Counted Shadows, Chainfire.
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Pay Evil unto Evil
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Green-Eyed Monster: Played straight with Jagang, averted with Nicci.
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Heroic Suicide
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Heroic Suicide: Wizard's Life Fire can be this, when done to protect another person. It requires that a wizard put all of his life force into a spell that consumes everything surrounding them in a last act that also kills him. In the first book, Kahlan's former wizard does this to ensure that Darken Rahl cannot use magic to learn who has made off with a Box of Orden. Zedd tastes the ashes left on the wall and notes that they are sweet, the sign that it was done to protect another person. This is also the first indication they have that he was acting on some greater plan, rather than just abandoning Kahlan for the money and power of his new post. Zedd later attempts it to stop the chimes, but survives and is revived by Richard. In the prequel book Warheart, Barracus uses Subtractive Magic to insure a war wizard will be born when a dream walker is and counter it, then kills himself to keep the secret. In The Pillars of Creation Althea poisons herself to prevent not only her husband's suicide out of grief if he found her brutally murdered instead, but chose death to begin with rather than living when this would mean the Keeper winning.
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Automaton Horses: Almost completely averted. Characters travelling any great distance will have two or three horses along to avoid wearing any one out too much. There are very loving descriptions of various mouth bits and other gear, along with their pros and cons as they relate to handling a horse. Richard, in particular, is shown many times rubbing down a horse and cleaning hooves of debris as part of his setting camp routine. It's even mentioned that a horse wearing an invasive bit shouldn't be allowed to graze freely, as it can't chew properly and could develop colic, which is a fact that most authors would never think to include unless they were just straight up showing off.
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Deal with the Devil: If you aren't born with Subtractive Magic (like Richard), you can get it for the low, low price of your soul and eternal damnation!
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The Scottish Trope: Subverted. The Sisters of the Light are constantly warning Richard not to speak the name of the Keeper of the Underworld, but it turns out that the implied dire consequences are merely superstition. Also played straight with the summoning of the Chimes, though it's not just saying their names. There's a specific set of criteria that the one saying it has to fit for it to work.
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Crapsack World: The collectivist dystopia is a somewhat exaggerated version of this, but in the rest of the world heroes and muggles still routinely suffer horrible fates.
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Good Is Not Nice: Kahlan in the Con Dar. Richard, pretty much any time from the second book on, thank you Sisters of the Light. Nicci after joining the good guys, though she was never very nice to start (except to look at). Neither Zedd nor the Prelate have issues with lying and manipulating innocent people. Cara is... well, a Mord-Sith.
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Chekhov's Boomerang: The Boxes of Orden, after having been mostly ignored since the second book, become very important again in the series finale.
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I'm a Humanitarian
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I'm a Humanitarian: The Mud People ritually consume the flesh of their fallen enemies, in an aversion of the "cannibals are always villains" aspect of the trope.
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The Time of Myths
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The Time of Myths: The war 3000 years ago between the Old World and the New. The Keep, the Confessors, the Chimes, Chainfire, the Palace of the Prophets, the Bond with Lord Rahl, innumerable books of magic, constructed spells, the Journey Books, the Towers of Perdition, and even the antagonist and the protagonist are all remnants of that war, brought back as the last smidgeon of that war.
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Line in the Sand: Kahlan offers her soldiers the opportunity to opt out before their seemingly suicidal attack on the Imperial Order. After they leave, she orders the remaining soldiers to go after them and kill them, on the (eventually proven correct) assumption that they planned to sell the others out to the Imperial Order.
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Failure Is the Only Option
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Offing the Offspring
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Offing the Offspring: Darken Rahl has a lot of kids, most of them he doesn't even know about. For their sake, they had better either inherit Rahl's magical powers, or make sure that he never finds them. Old Darken is admittedly obsessed with finding his one true "Gifted" heir, and doesn't appreciate ungifted offspring running around. Though Darken Rahl takes this to extremes, it's actually a long-standing tradition in the House of Rahl that goes back thousands of years. "Pristinely Ungifted" offspring of the House of Rahl are historically killed at birth, because of the inherent Anti-Magic quality they possess, and the fact that any children they have will also be Pristinely Ungifted, meaning that they could potentially wipe out magic entirely. Of course, Darken has forgotten about the reason for this tradition and just settled for getting rid of any accidental offspring that don't fit his criteria as his true heir. Also of note are female Confessors. Male Confessors are much, much stronger than female ones to the point where it becomes impossible to control them; according to the backstory, every one was a complete monster, using their powers to get whatever they wanted, and sparking off decades of war before they were wiped out. So, all female Confessors are forced to have their mate kill any of their male children immediately at birth, while the Confessor herself tends to be overcome with grief for some time afterward.
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Saving the World with Art
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Saving the World with Art: The sixth book Faith of the Fallen, puts Richard in the heart of the Imperial Order, powerless to free the people from the enemy government that preaches that people are inherently corrupt and shameful and that only through the Order's "benevolent" guidance can they be redeemed. After being forced to create a hideous sculpture idealizing this, Richard decides to instead create a sculpture showing the sanctity and beauty in the human potential, which he names Life. This sculpture has such a profound impact on the populace that it inspires a rebellion against the government and its teachings, instigating a civil war within the Capitol of the enemy.
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More Than Mind Control: Jagang's brutal Mind Rape of the Sisters of the Light eventually makes them so terrified of his wrath that they do everything possible to help the Imperial Order, even when he isn't controlling them.
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Bury Your Gays: Raina, though, to be fair, a 50% mortality rate of the series' homosexuals is not remarkably high compared to the overall mortality rate. Her lover survives the series, is one of Richard's advisors (as she knows some High D'Haran), and in the last book is shown paired up with another Mord-Sith. However, this "pairing" is mostly implied.
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Fantastic Nuke: The colossal light spell. When it goes off, the casualities can end up in the hundreds of thousands.
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Expansion Pack Past
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Expansion Pack Past: Nicci gets one in Faith of the Fallen.
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False Flag Operation
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False Flag Operation: Darken Rahl uses this tactic in the first book, attacking one of his own towns while making it look like soldiers from Hartland did it.
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Bed Trick
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Bed Trick: Kahlan and Richard, near the end of Temple of the Winds (it's arranged by a third party). While each thinks they're now in bed with another person (Drefan for Kahlan, Nadine for Richard) they actually are put into bed together, a twist on the usual scenario since both desired each other to begin with.
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Disobey This Message
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Disobey This Message: A heavily Broken Aesop since everyone in this series who disagrees with Richard is evil and deserves to dies.
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Enemy to All Living Things: Anyone touched by the Keeper of the Underworld, most notably Oba and Jennsen in Pillars of Creation.
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Accidental Athlete
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Accidental Athlete: Richard gets conscripted into a Ja'La team after he slaughters his way through a considerable number of soldiers in an almost-successful attempt to free himself.
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Our Werebeasts Are Different
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Our Werebeasts Are Different: Includes a werecat and Brophy, a man turned into a wolf by a magical spell.
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You Can See Me?
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Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
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Self-Fulfilling Prophecy: Subverted in that a character who has knowledge of prophecy explains how this might occur and how to avoid it.
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Flaying Alive
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Flaying Alive: Many characters suffer this or are threatened with it. The Palace of the Prophets graduate Neville Ranson is forced to inflict it on his lifelong friend as part of his forcible initiation into the service of the Keeper.
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Rape and Switch
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Rape and Switch: Averted. Richard assumes one of the Mord-Sith became a lesbian after the "rape" section of her Training from Hell, only to be informed that no, she was before this ordeal. One of the vanishingly rare instances of Richard actually being wrong about something (note it happened in the first third of the series), as well as him wanting to keep her as a friend even though he wasn't sure about the morality of it. Of course, if Terry Goodkind believed this trope there wouldn't be any straight women left in his novels.
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Unnamed Parent
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Unnamed Parent: This trope is all over the place in the series, particularly in regards to mothers. To name a few unnamed mothers: Richard's mother, Kahlan's mother, Zedd's mother, Darken Rahl's mother, Rachel's mother, Drefan's mother, Oba Rahl's mother, Jennsen's mother, Shota's mother, Chad Rencliff's mother, Prince Fyren's mother, and Six's mother. There is even a point in Phantom where Goodkind goes out of his way to avoid naming a single person's mother; Richard is told his mother's name, and we aren't; we only get something like "Richard heard his mother's name." Those are nearly all Posthumous Characters though. Oba kills his in the chapter the two are introduced.
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Villainous Incest
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Villainous Incest: This is heavily implied to be the case between Tobias and Lunetta Brogan.
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Sex Slave
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Sex Slave: Confessors choose men they've confessed as mates, although the effect of the Confessor's touch means they're completely happy with this. The Imperial Order also enslaves many women for this use.
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Person of Mass Destruction
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Person of Mass Destruction: Zedd, who isn't called "The Wind of Death" for nothing. Also, Richard leans toward it whenever he gets his magic working.
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Sliding Scale of Idealism vs. Cynicism
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Sliding Scale of Idealism vs. Cynicism: Would you believe that Goodkind considers this series to be firmly on the idealistic side?
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"Awkward Silence" Entrance: In Wizard's First Rule, when Richard and Kahlan enter an inn in a Wretched Hive, all talking stops and people turn toward them. Outsiders are uncommon there to start with, but Kahlan looks so out of place she is automatically Mistaken for Prostitute.
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Resigned to the Call: Richard really, really didn't want to be the only hope of the New World and the leader of D'Hara. He'd much rather have just gone home after defeating Darken Rahl and lived out his life with Kahlan. But he's The Chosen One, and he eventually accepts that he pretty much has to work all this shit out himself.
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Character Development: Nicci gets quite a bit starting in Faith of the Fallen, as her entire character and role needed to be turned around starting there. It starts with her getting an Expansion Pack Past, and eventually leads to her Heel–Face Turn.
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So Beautiful, It's a Curse: Nicci. Her mother told her at an early age that beauty is only useful to whores. Grown-up Nicci is repeatedly described as one of the most beautiful women in the whole series.
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Mage Marksman
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Mage Marksman: Richard uses magic to guide his arrows unnerringly into striking their targets, at first without knowing, later deliberately.
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Trojan Prisoner
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Reminiscing About Your Victims
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Reminiscing About Your Victims: Darken Rahl makes himself smile by remembering what he did to a girl who laughed at his scars.
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Deus ex Machina: Played painfully straight: Richard Rahl's gift (ability to do magic) qualifies. At the end of a book, expect him to know how to perfectly use it to get out of the dire situation of the week, while at the beginning of the next book he's so clueless about how to use it that the events of the last book might as well have not happened. Lampshaded somewhat at the end of The Pillars of Creation when one character asks Richard why he even needs the Sword of Truth after seeing his magic shred an entire platoon. Richard explains that his gift seems to work out of anger and need, whereas the Sword works all the time. Most notable in the eighth book, where Richard is dying from being poisoned, with the only antidote down the drain and the only person who can make the antidote dead. He then uses his Gift to reverse engineer the ingredients (down to the amount needed of each) of the antidote at the very last minute. Also notable at the end of the fifth book, when Richard realizes how to stop the bells, using a leap of logic that is nothing short of mind-boggling. Or the second book where Richard, without being aware he's doing anything of the sort, uses magical lightning to strike down all the enemy commanders and then any soldiers who don't surrender.
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Broken Aesop: The first few books have Richard being told that most people who end up doing great evil honestly believed that they were doing the right thing, and that unquestioning belief in the rightness of one's cause is the most dangerous thing in the world. Later on in the series, the author takes the opposite position: some things really are as simple as black and white, and if you really are Right, taking extreme measures when fighting against those who really are Evil is not only justifiable, but necessary. However, the protagonists end up doing some, well, morally questionable things in the process, to the point where the protagonists can end up looking like textbook examples of what the first few books warned against becoming. Naked Empire spends a good chunk of time preaching that you have to work for things, and that knowledge doesn't just come to you when you need it. In the last pages of the book, Richard's dying of poison and the knowledge of how to make the antidote basically just shows up in his head. Another particularly obvious one is the repeated exhortation to live your own life and think for yourself - but if you don't think Richard is right you're wrong, probably evil, and are going to die. Broken even before that, since Richard's explicit superpower is that things come to him without any effort (most obviously magic, but it's implied that everything from his skill with a bow to sculpture are just handed to him for free by the universe with no training, practice, etc required).
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Woman Scorned: Con Dar (see also Unstoppable Rage).
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Brainwashed
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Brainwashed: The effect of Confession. Anyone who undergoes it loves the Confessor who does it without limit over the rest of their life, will do anything they're ordered to, and die from grief without them.
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Sleep Deprivation Punishment: Sleep deprivation is a common tactic of Mord-Sith. Cara mentions at one point people would end up begging to be tortured instead.
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Cold-Blooded Torture
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The series sees a man being tortured by a Mord-Sith after he assassinates a mage in the opposing army (after stabbing a little girl; the girl survives, the mage doesn't). Surprisingly, the torturers are the heroes. After the man has spilled all his information, the mage's lover orders him to be tortured to death as slowly as possible, in retaliation for being so cocky when he was captured.
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Agony Beam
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Agony Beam: Agiels are rods that cause intense pain when pressed against the flesh of a person. They're used to torture people.
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Pretty in Mink: A few highborn people wear fancy furs, from queens and kings wearing fox trimmed capes, to a duchess wearing an ermine robe.
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Shirtless Scene: In Stone of Tears, Richard takes off his shirt (while holding his sword) before laying waste to 30 blade masters for "fluidity." Du Chaillu didn't really seem to mind he'd killed all five of her husbands. In Faith of the Fallen, however, he chides three local youths for not wearing shirts, since it makes them seem like thugs, and advises them to instead put proper clothes on and learn how to fix a staircase.
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Selfless Wish: Inverted. Richard, when faced with a Sadistic Choice, chooses the selfish wish... knowing the selfless one will be granted in any case.
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Mystical Plague: In Temple of the Winds, Jagang unleashes a plague that's like a worse version of the Black Death on the Midlands' capital city. And he deliberately starts it with a bunch of young children.
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Date Rape: Not a "date" in the usual sense, but this happens to Jensen in Pillars of Creation, the seventh book in the series. Her inner monologue makes it clear she isn't at all comfortable with what her suitor is doing, but she's unable to bring herself to stop him. Not that she likely could have, as he's far stronger than her.
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Million Mook March
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Million Mook March: The Imperial Order. They gather over a million troops for an invasion, and later the number swells with reinforcements to 2-3 million. By comparison, before Richard starts trying to consolidate the Midlands' forces, the largest assembled armies were in the 100-200,000 range, and the D'Haran-led resistance is hopelessly outnumbered for the duration of the series.
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I Just Want to Be Normal
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I Just Want to Be Normal: Richard spends the first couple of books saying he's just a woods guide, before he accepts his role as Lord Rahl.
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Sealed Evil in a Can: Several, including Big Bad Emperor Jagang.
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A Protagonist Shall Lead Them
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A Protagonist Shall Lead Them: The hero Richard Rahl is revealed as the heir of the D'Haran Empire, the initial enemy, after he defeats its leader as the first book concludes. He initially resists taking up the role, but accepts this when another, worse threat is revealed who everyone must unite against to stop.
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Combat Pragmatist
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Combat Pragmatist: As the series goes on, Richard uses this more and more as his modus operandi. Twice in the last book alone he cut off an Imperial Order commander and Emperor Jagang himself in mid-sentence with decapitation and magic heart attack, respectively.
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Cessation of Existence: Due to the chimes' starting to destroy magic in Faith of the Fallen, its later revealed that the underworld (being magical) was destroyed, with there no longer being an afterlife. Thus, now people who die simply stop existing. This is just fine, according to the protagonists.
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Downer Ending: Soul of the Fire is singularly the most depressing book of the series, and ends with Kahlan having been beaten to death (and resuscitated by Richard) and losing their child; nearly every other sympathetic character dead; and Richard having been handed the most brutal defeat yet in the series as the Anders vote against him, and are conquered handily by the Order.
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Author Tract: The series is often accused by detractors of being nothing more than Objectivist propaganda, particularly the later books. These themes were always slightly present, but really begin to crop up later in the series: Faith of the Fallen is two-fifths desperate battles and angst, and three-fifths clangingly obvious pro-Ayn Rand soapboxing on how individuals working for themselves in a free market works far better than your broken, inevitably corrupt socialism. Confessor also stumps for atheism, despite incontrovertible evidence in earlier books.
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Wizard's Life Fire, where a wizard who knows he's doomed throws literally everything he has into Wizard's Fire; one demonstration of it from a Wizard of the Second Order (considerably less powerful than Zedd) is enough to vaporize people instantly.
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Age-Gap Romance: Warren and Verna are actually both the same age, but due to Warren spending more time in a spell that slows aging, he looks much younger. Verna was at first really self-conscious about her apparent age.
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The Caligula: Princess Violet, originally a Royal Brat in Wizard's First Rule, returns in Phantom as one of these, having become Queen. Darken Rahl also has some aspects of this, but it's not his defining characteristic. Emperor Jagang, however, is indeed a tyrant and Evil Overlord, but he's not crazy.
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No Pronunciation Guide: Kahlan's name is, rather unintuitively, pronounced by Word of God as "KAY-lan".
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Affably Evil: The D'Haran guards at the People's Palace during the first book. While they're there to guard Darken Rahl and, ostensibly, Richard, Kahlan, Zedd, and Chase are the enemy, Darken Rahl believes they're no longer a threat to him, so the guards are just polite and friendly, even going so far as offering Richard a horse and giving him directions and advice on what road to take when he leaves.
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A maternity spell has little to do with motherhood, instead creating synchronization between the caster and the target (effectively taking them hostage). This is compared to the link a baby has to its mother in utero though.
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The Dragon: Demmin Nass for Darken Rahl, Nicholas the Slide and Nicci for Emperor Jagang, Ulicia and Oba Rahl for the Keeper of the Underworld.
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Ripple Effect-Proof Memory: A variant; the Sword of Truth protects Richard from the initial effects of the Chainfire spell. Anyone else who touches it afterward can shake off the lingering effects (i.e., they can acknowledge Kahlan's existence and see her), but they don't regain their memories of her.
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Magic Is Evil: The Blood of the Fold believe this, and that all magic users are banelings, who serve the Keeper. In their native Nicobarese and then beyond they seek to hunt down all the magic users they can find. When they actually find them though, it ends badly. Mostly, they simply kill many ungifted people that have been mistakenly identified as being gifted. However, the leader of the group has a sister who is a sorceress whom he uses to further his aims. The Imperial Order believes this too, though in their case it's due to some people being gifted while others aren't offending their communist principles. Bizarrely, they are led by gifted and have a number willingly in their ranks, either ranging from hypocrites to apparently self-hating.
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Lotus-Eater Machine: The boundary separating the New World from the Old World works like this, tempting those attempting to travel through it with their hearts' desire. It also appears to keep people alive when it traps them, since when Richard brings down the boundary, dozens of people who've been stuck there for years are finally freed.
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The Empire: In the first book, D'Hara is The Empire. In the second book, the existence of another, much larger, empire is hinted at, and in the third book, defeating it becomes a Myth Arc of sorts that holds the rest of the series together.
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Actual Pacifist: The Bandakar initially, who fall under the rule of the Imperial Order due to this. Most of them later abandon pacifism and kill fight with Richard's guidance. It's rather anvilicious in proclaiming pacifism is stupid and wrong.
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Mommy Issues: Nicci's relationship with her mother is a female example. Her unnamed mother's dogma being instilled in her at an early age is revealed to be the root of her near-insanity, and is probably responsible for more of her anguish than anyone else in the world.
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Let's Get Dangerous!: Richard Rahl signifies himself getting dangerous with the phrase, "bringer of death." Similarly, when Nicci is going to get dangerous, she slips into the persona of "Death's Mistress."
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Glamour: Witch Women like Shota or Six do this unconsciously, and sometimes unintentionally, to those around them. It's considered rape by the Sisters of the Light if one uses this to seduce and then have sex with a man, punishable by death or exile from the Palace of the Prophets (which is basically the same thing).
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Magic Knight: Richard qualifies in later books; though he never quite gets a handle on just how to use his magic, he's still able to use it to devastating effect, and he's an almost unbeatable swordsman, partially thanks to magic. D'Hara tries to avert this with the Lord Rahl. He's the magic against magic, they're the steel against steel. Some Lords Rahl don't like rules. Throughout the series, Richard is repeatedly reminded by his men something along the lines of, "Please, Lord Rahl, try to remember: We do the sword fighting, you do the magic." Mord-Sith. They're anti-magic knights. With a magic torture stick. A Confessor in the Con Dar is this. And creepy as all getup. Nathan Rahl wears a sword through much of the series. Many of his friends ask him why he needs a sword when he's a hilariously-powerful wizard. Then the Pristinely Ungifted show up. The Pristinely Ungifted aren't even immune to magic, they have no connection to it whatsoever. To them, magic might as well not exist except when it does something like hold someone off the ground (where they see the person in the air even if they don't understand) and some poorly-defined subset of Subtractive Magic, which they have some connection to because they're mortal.
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My Girl Is Not a Slut: Despite having been with only Richard once (and only a couple people knew) and was going to marry him, several people assume this about Kahlan in Temple of the Winds.
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Upgrade Artifact: In the second book, Richard is attacked by a group of expert swordsmen who are good enough that the "cut through anything" power of the Sword of Truth isn't going to be enough to save him. He then figures out a way to use the Sword of Truth to access the combined swordsmanship skills of all its former wielders, turning him into a master swordsman.
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Ultimate Evil: The Keeper of the Underworld.
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Here There Were Dragons: Almost literally invoked. The later books in the series heavily imply that the world will soon be without magic entirely, which means the end of magical creatures. Richard first realizes how bad this is when he finds the skeleton of a dragon, and wonders if it was the last of them. Turns out, it wasn't.
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Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Snakes for Kahlan, rats for Cara, lice for Nicci.
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Really 700 Years Old: The Palace of the Prophets has a spell on it that slows down aging for anyone who lives in it. As a result, several members of the supporting cast are hundreds of years older than they look. One, Nathan, turns out to be one of Richard's distant ancestors.
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Omniscient Morality License: Cited by certain characters as the reason they should be allowed to guide the main character's life. Subverted most of the time in that they're repeatedly called out on it, and probably caused a lot of the series' conflicts and strife by doing so. Only Nathan gets away with it on occasion, mostly because he's an actual prophet and has the prophecies, rather than interpreting them secondhand. Canonically, this is the defining trait of the Seeker of Truth. A true Seeker is literally morally infallible. Which, of course, makes all his pronouncements and speeches morally infallible too.
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Go Ye Heroes, Go and Die: Intentionally used by Zedd to demoralize a mob that wanted to burn him for witchcraft, by getting them to work themselves into believing a "warlock" is a nigh-unstoppable Big Bad and complimenting them for being willing to fight such a powerful foe.
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Takes One to Kill One: The D'Harans say that they are "the steel against steel so that the Lord Rahl can be the magic against magic." Since only the Lord Rahl has the ability to combat magical threats, everyone else has the duty to combat physical threats (and they tend to get concerned when he tries to deal with them himself).
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Time Skip: The Law Of Nines, in addition to taking place in the second world created by Richard at the end of Confessor, is also set thousands of years after the main series.
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Suicidal Pacifism: The people of Bandakar display this, since they've taught for millennia that violence is always wrong, even to defend yourself or others. When the Imperial Order invades, they're therefore helpless and at the mercy of the soldiers who freely murder or rape people. Richard has to talk people out of it, after which many finally fight back (unrealistically well, since they never used weapons before), killing the Imperial Order soldiers with his help.
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Have You Told Anyone Else?
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Have You Told Anyone Else?: Jedidiah asks this of Sister Margaret in Stone of Tears. Her death follows shortly thereafter.
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Clock Queen: Kahlan's study of her guards' schedules allows her to cause no end of frustration to her captors.
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The Lancer: Kahlan functions as Richard's second-in-command and sometimes equal in addition to being his love interest. When she isn't available, her role is filled by Nicci. Lesser lancers include General Reibisch, Benjamin Meiffert, and Chase.
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Names to Run Away from Really Fast: First there's Darken Rahl, but most of the noms de guerre the good guys end up with also. Zedd is the Wind of Death; Richard is the Bringer of Death; Nicci is Death's Mistress. And you better believe they earned those nicknames. Zedd deserves special mention, because he's a kindly old man alternating between wise advisor and perky side-quest assistant in the early books, to the point that if you haven't thought too much about the backstory or read Debt of Bones, it can seem like a complete 180 when he suddenly resorts to Weapons Of Mass Destruction, bio-weapons, and straight-up unapologetic genocide later in the series, as well as being shockingly casual about murder on little provocation even compared to Richard. The rest of the world is actually fairly justified in regarding him as something like Hitler crossed with Stalin riding an atomic bomb.
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Heel–Face Turn: Dena, Cara, General Trimack, Kevin Andellmere, Bruce.
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Bavarian Fire Drill: In Phantom, Rachel manages to bluff her way past many people while escaping from captivity.
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make a to do send a pm add to watchlist drop watch go to watchlist Badass Normal
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Badass Normal: Chase, consistently described as wearing a small armory (he had to actually dress down in order to infiltrate an enemy camp), knowing how to use every weapon he has to great effect, and is probably the deadliest non-magical person in the whole series.
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Nonindicative Name: Goodkind loves using this one. The Sword of Truth's magic doesn't operate based on truth, but on the wielder's perceptions, whether or not they're accurate. A death spell doesn't kill people; it's used to make people think the target is dead. A maternity spell has little to do with motherhood, instead creating synchronization between the caster and the target (effectively taking them hostage). This is compared to the link a baby has to its mother in utero though. Confession makes a person fall in love with the Confessor, to the point they'll do anything they ask. This is used to make them confess any crimes they're accused of, but that is just one possible order they will obey, not the direct result from the Confessor's touch.
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Forgot About His Powers: Wizards have the ability to transform a man into a wolf, or presumably another animal, as evidenced by Brophy. This power is never used after the first book, even though it's not that far-fetched to imagine that it would be quite useful in a number of scenarios. However it was explicitly said to be a one-way change if the user only has additive magic. Though in theory, Richard could do it. Full-scale physical manipulation requires both sides of the power, which was one of the reasons the older Wizards sealed subtractive magic away, due to all the monstrosities created during the previous war by the unrestricted full use of magic.
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Animal Wrongs Group: Darken Rahl could get like this, depending on his mood. According to Cara, while he was a vegetarian and considered eating meat to be wrong, he usually didn't have a problem with people in the People's Palace selling or eating meat. But every once in a while, he would snap and brutally murder such a person while sobbingly asking how someone could be so cruel to animals. In one case, such a "punishment" consisted of beheading a man's horse, gutting it, and then jamming his head in the open wound, letting him drown in the guts.
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Author Appeal: The first book's very long S&M sequence, with perfunctory torture scenes in every following installment. Plus all the political stuff impugning socialism. And the social stuff denouncing religion. Also, lots of almost-rape — as in, Kahlan almost gets raped in every book (apparently, people have a hard time remembering that messing with a Confessor is a bad idea). Also, some women will unbutton their shirts at the drop of a hat. On a lighter note, Faith of the Fallen has a lovingly detailed description of the manufacture of (the fantasy equivalent of) lardo di Colonnata, a form of pork fatback cured in marble basins with rosemary and other herbs.
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Missing Mom: Darken Rahl's mother is not shown or mentioned at all. Richard's died while he was just a boy.
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Brought Down to Normal: Richard in the last few books of the series... not that he ever really did much with his magic in the first place.
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The Power of Love: Double Subversion. The power of a Confessor is the power to turn anyone into a mindless slave by taking the small spark of love within them and enhancing it until their mind is filled with nothing but love for the Confessor who had touched them. At the end of the first book, Richard, because he already loves Kahlan with his entire being, is able to withstand her power without losing his mind.
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My Girl Is a Slut: Dalton Campbell is the last one to realize his wife's infidelity, and he had prided himself on their fidelity, much to his dismay.
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Serious Business: Within the Imperial Order, the people and the establishment alike take the sport of Ja'La very seriously. The society has virtually no social mobility, but becoming an elite player is a surefire way to gain tremendous status and glory.
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Unstoppable Rage: The Con Dar, which Kahlan goes into when she thinks Richard's been killed. Also, Richard goes into one whenever someone threatens Kahlan.
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Gratuitous Rape: Used as a cheap tactic by Goodkind to make his "heroes" look better by comparison.
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Meaningful Name: "Darken" Rahl, for one. Very on the nose. Halsband Island as well, where the Palace of the Prophets is on which wizards are trained using a rada'han, a collar which controls them, which is what the word halsband means in Dutch. As Richard Rahl notes, it's also a term for the collar used in falconry to launch a hawk on the attack.
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Driven to Suicide: Sebastian, unable to reconcile his love for Jennsen with his belief in the Imperial Order, takes poison. Jennsen herself said he should.
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Chess Motifs: Show up in The Omen Machine, with the titular contraption's prophecies "Queen takes pawn," and "Pawn takes queen." Most of the main characters don't recognize them at first, as in this 'verse, Chess is an obscure game played only in the far reaches of the empire.
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Dress Code: The length of hair in the Midlands signifies a woman's rank: longest hair, highest rank. This is magically enforced for Confessors, who physically cannot cut their own hair. Kahlan, as the Mother Confessor, has the longest hair in the Midlands. In one book, a character whose husband gains a political position is shown with hair extensions to signify the rank until she grows it out herself.
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Fictionary: High D'Haran, a rather Germanic language. Important because a lot of older prophecies are written in it.
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Super Breeding Program: It turns out that the Sisters of Light have one. Hoping to breed more Wizards, who are dying out, the young Wizards training with them are encouraged to sire children with the Sisters of the Light (who are all sorceresses) or the muggle women in the city. In the latter case, they'll pay the mothers a stipend for raising the child. Verna had a daughter with one of the Wizards, Jedediah, who didn't have the gift and thus was given to another family. She kept in contact with her, and thus endures seeing her daughter die of old age as the Palace of the Prophets slows the Sisters' aging so they can live for centuries on end.
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Dressed Like a Dominatrix: The Mord-Sith are an elite group of female warriors who are infamously cruel and devoid of compassion. Their primary purposes are to capture enemy wizards using special magic, and to torture captives into mindless obedience. They carry leather sticks that resemble riding crops but function as agony beams, and wear full-body leather in one of three colors. The closest to a "default" is brown. If they're wearing white, it symbolizes that they have complete control over their "pet," and thus don't need to punish them or draw blood. If they're wearing red, that means they fully intend to draw a lot of blood. One Mord-Sith wears her white leather on her wedding day, so take that as you will.
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Erotic Eating: In Wizard's First Rule, while they're alone in the Mud People's Spirit House, Kahlan starts to seduce Richard by taking a bite of an apple, slowly feeding him another bite of the apple, and licking the juice off his chin. Though they don't go much further than that, Richard quips the next morning that he'll never look at an apple the same way again.
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The entire belief system of the culture that produced the evil pacifists is so absurd that only a Straw Character could accept it. And, indeed, many of them do get killed, because they won't fight back or even try to get out of the way when people with weapons are nearby and trying to kill each other.
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The first book's very long S&M sequence, with perfunctory torture scenes in every following installment. Plus all the political stuff impugning socialism. And the social stuff denouncing religion. Also, lots of almost-rape — as in, Kahlan almost gets raped in every book (apparently, people have a hard time remembering that messing with a Confessor is a bad idea). Also, some women will unbutton their shirts at the drop of a hat.
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Unwitting Pawn: Pasha Maes, manipulated by Ulicia. Later, in the Chainfire trilogy, Ulicia is the unwitting pawn of Jagang.
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Suicide Watch: In the third book, a seer tells Kahlan that her half-sister (who suffered a bad case of Prison Rape resulting in Rape Leads to Insanity) is dreaming of hanging herself. She then says she'll sleep next to her this night.
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Easy Logistics: The Imperial Order's army is so ridiculously huge, keeping it supplied should be much harder than it is. Then again, they've got a vast empire that is supplying them, and they're mentioned as raiding everywhere they go for supplies.
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Trail of Blood: Subverted in Temple of the Winds. Kahlan and Nadine are tracking a badly wounded wizard through tunnels. When they reach a fork, Nadine says they should follow the path with blood... but Kahlan points out there was no blood before the fork, so it's obviously a false lead, and they should follow the other path - where there are no people.
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The Comically Serious: Nicci is always, always dead serious... except during certain scenes.
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Schrödinger's Gun: Minor elements in one book will turn out to be crucial to the plot of the next, with practically no foreshadowing; this can sometimes seem much more like an Ass Pull than anything that was planned in advance.
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Brother–Sister Incest: Tobias and Lunetta Brogan apparently have an incestuous relationship, giving her saying she cast glamours for him in private.
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Unblockable Attack: The Sword of Truth can cut through anything, so long as its wielder thinks it needs to be cut. This includes swords and armor.
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Self-Made Orphan: Richard kills his father, Darken Rahl. Similarly, his half brother Oba Rahl kills his mother with a shovel. In both these cases, however, the injured parties were evil, abusive douchebags and clearly deserved it, and in the former case, neither even knew they were related until the deed was done.
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Heroic Bastard: Though not explicit, Richard is the result of his mother being raped by Darken Rahl. However, he was raised by the man she married, George Cypher, who he considers his real father. Kahlan too, as her father was married to another woman when her mother chose him as her mate. He is The Hero, she is the deuteragonist. No one brings up that they born out of wedlock though, making it downplayed.
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Violence Really Is the Answer: The theme of Naked Empire.
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Training the Peaceful Villagers: Richard to the Bandakarans that join him in Naked Empire. It's actually surprising just how well they take to violence, considering they're taught from birth that any and all violence, even in self-defense, is wrong.
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Redemption Demotion: Averted with Nicci. After joining the good guys, she retains her Subtractive Magic and uses it to great effect on several occasions.
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Deuteragonist: Kahlan Amnell in the series, with Richard as the protagonist and Zedd as the tritagonist. In the seventh book, Oba Rahl becomes this.note Richard and Kahlan have only a brief appearance, with Jennsen replacing them as the protagonist. In the Chainfire Trilogy, it is uncertain who is what, given the shifting of roles, but the top three are definitely Richard, Kahlan, and Nicci in some order.
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Black and White Morality: The heroes are good and noble, and always right, while the villains all Kick the Dog like they're in an international dog-kicking competition.
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Summon Bigger Fish: The big-time magical spells and their counters tend to work out this way. A magical plague can be cured by invoking the chimes, entities whose arrival can destroy magic entirely. The Chainfire spell, which can destroy the world, can only be countered and undone by the Boxes of Orden, which can also destroy the world.
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Boomerang Bigot: The Imperial Order preaches that magic is evil, as it sets people with the gift over those without. Yet their leader Emperor Jagang, along with its spiritual guide Brother Narev are themselves magic users. This is explained away as since they use their powers in the goal of destroying magic eventually, it's fine. One of their followers (who himself is a magic user) even says he'll die too in the end.
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Skip the Anesthetic: In the first book, Kahlan is given some leaves to chew while she is having her wound treated. Upon learning it's an anesthetic, she spits the leaves out - the nature of her powers makes any loss of control too risky.
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Expansion Pack World
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Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!
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Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: Repeatedly, as a setup for the next book. Due to the way book 7 is written, in book 8 you don't even know why they broke it, just that it happened at the same time as the last book's events. In Chainfire, Nicci becomes very worried that she is to blame for Richard's "delusions", something that causes her a great deal of guilt. She also blames herself for using Subtractive magic to save his life, effectively giving the Blood Beast Richard's "scent".
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Black Eyes of Evil: Emperor Jagang's "nightmare" eyes are black and sign of his evil. When any Dreamwalker is experienced enough, their eyes turn, as "the mark of a Dreamwalker."
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God of Evil: The Keeper of the Underworld. He rules over the souls of the dead, but his goal is to unleash himself on the living so they can be killed and tortured forever in the afterlife.
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Filibuster Freefall: The series began as a standard fantasy epic about a hero fighting his evil emperor father and other supernatural villains. While the first few held some hints of Objectivist themes, after several they had taken over, turning the series into an Author Tract supporting the philosophy. The villains soon all grew into thinly veiled communists, socialists, and pacifists, while the protagonist becomes an avatar of Objectivist beliefs. The shift in focus is emphasized when the protagonist occasionally has to explain why his new Objectivist beliefs contradict views he'd expressed earlier, before the free-fall.
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Good Girls Avoid Abortion: Two examples-when Du Chaillu says she's going to abort her pregnancy (which was due to rape) Richard asks her not to, saying a child is not to blame for what it's father did (he was conceived this way himself). Verna also urges against it, due to her belief a child is a gift from the Creator. Du Chaillu concedes, and because they're married according to her people's custom, later considers the child to be also "his." Later Kahlan, having gotten pregnant by Richard, considers having an abortion due to having been told by a semi-reliable source that the child would be male, and the last time male Confessors were allowed to live past infancy they turned out to be Always Chaotic Evil; since then male Confessor children have always been killed at birth. Du Chaillu is then the one to say she shouldn't, but Kahlan still gets an abortifacient. She eventually decides against it...two minutes before she's beaten very nearly to death, which causes one from trauma anyway.
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Alternate Universe
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Alternate Universe: The Law Of Nines takes place in the parallel world created by Richard at the end of Confessor.
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Be a Whore to Get Your Man
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Be a Whore to Get Your Man: Attempted by Nadine in the backstory, which failed miserably. She and Richard had had something of a relationship, and she wanted him to step it up to the next level... and decided the best way to do that was to let Richard catch her schtupping his brother and invite him to join in. Three guesses how well that ingenious plot turned out.
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What Happened to the Mouse?
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What Happened to the Mouse?: Richard's bodyguards Ulic and Egan disappear entirely without mention after Temple Of The Winds, and their sudden and conspicuous reappearance in Confessor seems to suggest Goodkind realized he'd forgotten all about them. There's also the seer girl from Stone of Tears who returns to tell the heroes (at great length) about a city conquered by the Order in the last trilogy, then just wanders off later on, never to be referenced again.
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Badass Boast
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Badass Boast: This exchange from Temple of the Winds: The speaker in question then proves he wasn't kidding by ripping the other man's spine out through his stomach.
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Doing In the Wizard
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Doing In the Wizard: Done somewhat blatantly in the series and can mainly be ascribed to the Sisters of the Light. In the first few books, magic is described as being one's "gift" and prophecies in-world were very traditionally vague. Once the good Sisters are introduced, they bring along their own descriptions, describing the gift as one's "Han". And beyond the fourth book, the previously well-written and plot-relevant prophecies disappear and are replaced with quantum physics technobabble meant to sound more scientific than mystical, going beyond Magic A Is Magic A (this is also, not coincidentally, when the story becomes an Author Tract). At this point, the Evil Sisters also start stealing the "Han" of male wizards and using it for themselves, apparently through the power of spiky demon penis.
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Psychic Powers
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Psychic Powers: Dream walkers. The D'Haran bond to the Lord Rahl is designed to block this sort of thing.
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Crazy Cultural Comparison
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Crazy Cultural Comparison: The Mud People greet each other by punching to demonstrate strength. Though there are cultural allowances to accomodate for things like age (the elders, for example, are given a more ceremonial smack rather than the rattle-your-teeth-and-knock-you-to-the-ground punches younger warriors might give each other).
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Mind Your Step
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In Faith of the Fallen, however, he chides three local youths for not wearing shirts, since it makes them seem like thugs, and advises them to instead put proper clothes on and learn how to fix a staircase.
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Restraining Bolt
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Restraining Bolt: The Rada'han is a magical collar which can prevent a wearer using their magic, cause them pain and control the actions they take when the controller desires and normally can only be removed with their help. It's used as a training device by Sisters of the Light on novice wizards. A sufficiently powerful wizard (e.g. Zedd) can still remove it themselves though.
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Not Afraid to Die
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Kahlan also threatens to do this to Nicci, but she isn't intimidated at all.
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Mind Rape
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Darken Rahl has the ability to project horrific visions into others' minds, which he does to Kahlan in Stone of Tears. However, the undisputed king of Mind Rape in the series is the Dreamwalker Emperor Jagang.
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It Was His Sled
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Played painfully straight: Richard Rahl's gift (ability to do magic) qualifies. At the end of a book, expect him to know how to perfectly use it to get out of the dire situation of the week, while at the beginning of the next book he's so clueless about how to use it that the events of the last book might as well have not happened.
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Bullet Time
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Bullet Time: This occurs in the books as well as the series, whenever Kahlan uses her power and in many of Richard's fights, accompanied by the recurring phrases "Time was hers" and "Bringer of death" respectively.
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Flaw Exploitation
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Flaw Exploitation: Nicci exploits Richard's love for Kahlan in order to capture him.
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Stalker with a Crush
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Stalker with a Crush: Nicci is a stalker with a crush on Richard.
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Dangerous Forbidden Technique
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Dangerous Forbidden Technique
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Demonic Possession
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Demonic Possession: Slides take control of animals through projecting their souls, plus people's they captured, into various creatures' bodies.
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Femme Fatale
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Femme Fatale: Merissa and Nicci. The former leans almost to being The Vamp, while the later is more of an Unfettered Dark Action Girl.
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Bequeathed Power
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Bequeathed Power: Each Sister of Light, if she fails to convince a person with the gift to come train with them, will kill herself and pass her life force to another so that when the second one (or third one) attempts, she has stronger Mind Control powers to add to her arguments.
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Breaching the Wall
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Breaching the Wall: There were two cases of magical barriers put up in order to stop a war. The first is broken by the Big Bad of the first book in order to have an easier time conquering and looking for the McGuffins, the second is deactivated by the protagonist so that he can stop The Keeper from breaching the barrier between life and death, destroying everyone.
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Military Mage
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Military Mage: A number of these serve on both sides, willing or not. In most cases they seem to be functionally artillery, with the most powerful (like Zedd) fitting into the One-Man Army role. Richard himself is a War Wizard, one who with both kinds of magic is the most capable among them.
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Ret Gone
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Ret Gone: The Chainfire spell does this to a person. Unfortunately, it also has the rather unfortunate side effect of causing The End of the World as We Know It.
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Back for the Finale
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Back for the Finale: The Chainfire trilogy sees the return of just about every significant character in the series at one point or another, including those who were Put on a Bus (Gratch), those who just hadn't shown up in a few books (The Mud People), and those whom the author had apparently simply forgotten about in the meantime (Ulic and Egan).
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Training the Gift of Magic
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Training the Gift of Magic: People who have the gift need training for them to use magic (this requires touching their "Han", or life force). The gifted are trained in the Palace of the Prophets. When sorceresses, this is fairly easy. However, if they're wizards this can take centuries. As a result, the Palace is under a spell which stops people aging while they're there so they don't simply die of old age before this is possible. Wizards used to be trained in the Wizards' Keep, but the old wizards have died out except for Zedd by the time of the series (he's too busy to train anyone as well).
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Geometric Magic
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Geometric Magic: The books contain several examples. The most powerful spells in the book require special signs drawn in powdered herbs, bone, blood, and, for the most powerful spells, sorcerer's sand (crystallized wizard bones from 3000 years ago). It is stated that in the last case, even the smallest mistake cannot be corrected and means death. At least one wizard family lived in an entire palace built as a magical sign. There is also a form of magic where an artist uses various shapes, formulas, and such in conjunction with a painting of a person in order to place curses on them.
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Outliving One's Offspring
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Outliving One's Offspring: Verna suffered this. She and Jedediah, a wizard training in the Palace of the Prophets, had a daughter together (wizards and sorceresses are encouraged to have relationships in hopes that they will produce more gifted people). However, their daughter was ungifted, and thus given to a family outside the Palace to raise. Verna kept in contact with her, but as she was affected with the Palace's anti-aging spell, it means her daughter died from old age as she went on to live many years more.
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Heel–Face Revolving Door
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Heel–Face Revolving Door: Nicci. It's hard to name a major faction, good or bad, that she hasn't served at one point. In the end, she is ultimately good.
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Solitary Sorceress
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Solitary Sorceress: Two regulars in the series: Adie, a sorceress who helps early on and eventually becomes one of Zedd's traveling companions, and Shota, a witch who is more antisocial and tells and gives things to Richard that he doesn't like but she deems to be for his own good.
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Gambit Roulette
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Gambit Roulette: By book 3, it becomes evident that Prelate Annalina has been manipulating events from before the protagonist was born.
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Not So Different
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Not So Different: There's the fact that the Confessors, a faction of "good" women, have the same infanticidal tendencies as the House of Rahl, the leaders of the evil empire. Or how Emperor Jagang does all his horrible actions in the name of God while Richard does all of his horrible actions in the name of "Moral Clarity".
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Evil Will Fail
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Evil Will Fail: Jagang's empire is completely oppressive to individuality and self-interest. As a result, when a high ranking member falls in love and is confronted with the dissonance of what he feels and what he believes, he commits suicide. Not to mention it has a completely ridiculous economy that couldn't possibly survive in the long run. One of the main complaints with the series is that the later books turn this into an anvil to be dropped repeatedly on the reader's head in exposition and monologue form.
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Took a Level in Badass
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Took a Level in Badass: Richard learning the Dance With Death half way through Stone of Tears turns him from a woods guide who just happens to have a magic sword into a nearly unbeatable swordsman.
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Astral Projection
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Astral Projection: The Slides can project their souls, plus those of people's whom they capture, into animals to control them or use their eyes and ears.
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In Stone of Tears, Richard takes off his shirt (while holding his sword) before laying waste to 30 blade masters for "fluidity." Du Chaillu didn't really seem to mind he'd killed all five of her husbands.
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Punctuated! For! Emphasis!
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Punctuated! For! Emphasis!: Kahlan talks like this when she gets angry. Most notably in Wizard's First Rule when Michael grabbed her in the wrong place.
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Black Magic
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Black Magic: Magic is defined as Additive and Subtractive, with the "magic sand" for Additive magic being pure white and for Subtractive magic being as black as space. Subtractive magic can also be granted only by making a Deal with the Devil by the time of the books, though in the past it was available to most mages and neutral.
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Empathic Healer: This is how wizardly healing works in the series. The wizard doing the healing doesn't receive the same wounds, but has to take some of the pain that is associated with getting the wound in the first place in order to do it. For example, restoring someone's severed foot makes the wizard take on the pain of it getting bitten off.
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Balance Between Good and Evil: Ann says to Richard at one point that she believes getting rid of the Keeper (who embodies death and is the main Big Bad in the early series) would not be a good thing, unlike the view other Sisters of the Light have. She explains that without the Keeper nothing would ever die. Very soon there would be no room for anyone in the world and they'd be left as utterly miserable immortals forever. She warns him never to tell anyone about her view, because many would consider it heresy and proof that she's a servant of the Keeper herself.
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Happiness in Slavery
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Happiness in Slavery: Mord-Sith to any Lord Rahl, due to brutal brainwashing from a young age, which includes being forced to kill their fathers. They still stick around even after Richard freed them (deciding that someone who would do that is worth following), and some were happier than most after he gave them more... freedom.
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Ascended Extra
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Ascended Extra: Nicci plays a fairly minor role in Stone of Tears, but becomes a major character in Faith of the Fallen and remains one during the rest of the series.
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Obfuscating Stupidity: Nathan Rahl acts like an idiotic manchild most of the time, but drops the act as soon as things get serious. Zedd likes to play up to people's expectations that he's a silly old coot, only to surprise them at the best of moments.
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Art Attacker
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Art Attacker: There's a court wizard who places spells on people by drawing them, using their likeness for Sympathetic Magic.
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Asskicking Equals Authority
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Asskicking Equals Authority: The Confessors' hierarchy is based on whose gift is the most powerful and requires the least recovery time after each use.
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Character Filibuster
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Character Filibuster: Especially towards the end of the series, characters' speeches often go on for pages at a time; in one case, such an oration lasts for two whole chapters. Many of these are also author filibusters. A particularly egregious examples is in Naked Empire, where Richard convinces the completely pacifist Bandukar to take up arms at his side against the Imperial Order soldiers through a series of lectures which take up much of each chapter where they appear. It seems he somehow became a master of oratory (and philosophy) overnight, since we see no real signs of this before. The Bandukar simply give up beliefs they have held for millennia with only a token resistance.
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Wolf Man: Brophy is literally a man-sized wolf.
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Hellfire: Wizard's fire.
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Chekhov's Skill: Kahlan being taught about war by her father. She uses that knowledge of warfare to help obliterate an army more than 10 times the force she had.
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Neuro-Vault: Wizard's First Rule revolves around Darken Rahl's attempts to extract the contents of the Book of Counted Shadows from Richard's mind.
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Deadpan Snarker: Though completely humorless, Nicci has a tendency to make snarky remarks of black humor. Zedd does not find these very amusing at all. Zedd and Nathan get into the more usual type, and apparently Richard used to be like this, but we never see it in the series.
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Wizarding School
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Wizarding School: The Palace of the Prophets. Bonus points for being built as a spell-form, preventing the Sorceresses, Wizards, and especially the Prophets from aging, allowing them to accrue truly terrifying amounts of knowledge. Similarly, the Wizards' Keep used to be this, but slowly ran out of Wizards.
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Catchphrase
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Catchphrase: Zedd and Richard: "Nothing is ever easy." Richard: "Bringer of death.", "Dead is dead." Zedd: "Bags!"
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Abusive Parents
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Abusive Parents: Three examples occur in the series. Darken Rahl kills all of his children who he knew about, since none had magic (he wanted a gifted heir). Oba's mother does nothing but belittle him that we see, and this may be why he has an utter lack of empathy (though his birth father Darken Rahl displays the same trait). Nicci's mother was entirely unsympathetic to her daughter's needs, and even hit her when Nicci came for comfort over being frightened by a beggar, saying she should accept this. She demanded utter self-denial and service to others from Nicci, which left her a self-loathing mess for years to come. This explains why she served the Keeper and then the Imperial Order, since both fed into this.
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Earth All Along
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Earth All Along: An interesting example. Their world isn't our world, however it was directly responsible for the creation of it.
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make a to do send a pm add to watchlist drop watch go to watchlist Ret Con
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Retcon: The Book of Counted Shadows is the key to unlocking the magic of Orden in the first book (proved by its role in awakening Richard's Gift). By the time the magic of Orden returns at the end of the series, it isn't.
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Feathered Fiend: The evil spirit chicken monster in Soul of the Fire.
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Take That!
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Take That!: The evil politicians who are the primary villains in the fifth book are supposedly modeled on Bill and Hillary Clinton, with whom they share a set of initials. They get an STD and die.
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Too Dumb to Live
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Too Dumb to Live/Stupid Good: The entire belief system of the culture that produced the evil pacifists is so absurd that only a Straw Character could accept it. And, indeed, many of them do get killed, because they won't fight back or even try to get out of the way when people with weapons are nearby and trying to kill each other. Several Sisters of the Light show this in Stone of Tears and Blood of the Fold. Taken to the full extent with Pasha Maes.
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Author Filibuster: Many times, especially in the later books, Richard would deliver messages which reflected the author's own views (some other characters occasionally do this too). It's rare that such views were in any respect foreshadowed or justified by what we know about the characters, and often those who they speak with put up only token objections before quickly converting to them, even if they went against very old, ingrained belief systems.
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High-Heel–Face Turn
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High-Heel–Face Turn: Nicci.
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Toad Licking: In one of the novels, hallucinogenic toads are used as part of a tribal ritual, but they're not actually licked as the hallucinogens in question are transmitted through skin contact.
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Moral Dissonance: The tactically sound but morally questionable strategies employed by Richard's armies on his instructions. Using glamour spells to have sex with men is treated as rape. Confessors doing the equivalent to their mates is not though. Richard frequently slips into this due to his omniscient morality staying in play across books with some very disparate themes. The insistence that he is immune or opposed to destiny, especially, fluctuates between a technical distinction and a real moral position depending on whether the author wants to make a prophecy a major plot element in a given book.
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Convulsive Seizures
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Wrong Insult Offence: In the first book, a mob comes to Zedd's house intending to lynch him because he's a witch. He starts his dialogue with them by asking to clarify whether they want to kill him for sorcery, or simply demean him by calling him a girl.
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Evil Vegetarian
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Evil Vegetarian: Darken Rahl. He refused to eat meat but when he saw a man mistreat a horse, he cut open the horse and drowned the man in its entrails, sobbing over how someone could be so cruel to animals. He also has no problem killing and cannibalizing humans for magic (though he does find it gross).
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Evil Overlord: In the first book, Darken Rahl. Starting with the third book, Emperor Jagang. Pillars of Creation reveals that the Imperial Order (including Jagang himself) believe this of Richard.
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Aerith and Bob
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Aerith and Bob: Names such as Richard, Warren and Nicci are present alongside Kahlan, Zeddicus and Jagang. Both normal and unusual names can be found in almost equal measure anywhere in the world, among heroes, muggles and antagonists.
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Emotionless Girl: Nicci. Confessors also use this idea as a public image, adopting their "Confessor's Face."
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Power Nullifier: The Rada'han, whatever the hell Six and Violet were doing in Phantom.
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Terms of Endangerment
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Terms of Endangerment: Jagang is very fond of calling women who oppose him "Darling."
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Child by Rape
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Child by Rape: Richard Rahl, and Du Chaillu's fourth child. Also the children of Confessors, since their fathers are always brainwashed, though it's not actually referred to as rape.
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Everything's Better with Princesses: Inverted: the only princess to play a prominent role in the series, Violet, is a villain-in-training. Kahlan is the daughter of a king, although her other title renders her princesshood somewhat irrelevant. No one ever calls her this, and it's possible she doesn't hold it because he wasn't married to her mother.
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Knight Templar: Richard slowly turns into one, despite being warned against doing so. Then there's the series canonical Knight Templar, Sister Nicci.
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You Are What You Hate
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You Are What You Hate: Tobias Brogan, who not only hates magic and its users, but leads the Blood of the Fold, a group intent on killing them all, himself has the gift. It's a secret his mother and sister kept hidden from him all of his life. The protagonist Richard Rahl is clearly able to recognize Brogan has the gift, confusing Brogan greatly during a discussion on defeating insidious evil, and telling him "Be careful the shadow you chase is not the one you cast." Brogan explicitly does not understand what Richard is hinting at. After he finds out, it drives him mad.
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You Just Told Me
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You Just Told Me: Used a few times in the first book. Also inverted once. A man entreats Richard and Kahlan to follow them, saying it was sent by their friend, the wizard. Richard instinctively asks "Zedd?" and the man responds in the affirmative. But while they're following him, Richard notices something's off, and demands the man tell them their friend's name. The man repeats that it's Zedd, at which point Richard points out he'd know that because Richard told him, and demands the wizard's full name. The man is then revealed as a shapeshifting creature.
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Really Gets Around
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Really Gets Around: Nicci, having had "relations" with men in circumstances that vary to an insane degree, from rape, to ritual sex with a namble, to being handed to random men as "punishment", to willingly/semi-willingly staying as Jagang's consort, to one case that could almost be called prostitution, to one scenario where she slept with a man she actually disliked just to get revenge on Richard and Kahlan.
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That Makes Me Feel Angry
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That Makes Me Feel Angry: Richard many times, in most of the novels. He seems incapable of feeling anger in particular without announcing it. Other emotions get this to a lesser extent.
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Dystopian Edict: In the first book, Darken Rahl outlaws the use of fire in the lands he holds and conquers, because he was scarred by Wizard's Fire as a child.
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Tautological Templar
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Tautological Templar: Discussed in the first book, when Zedd describes Darken Rahl's mindset as being like this. Later, however, in Naked Empire, the author argues, completely seriously, that it's not only morally permissible, but morally necessary, to kill anyone who stands in the way of protecting your own life, regardless of what other circumstances may apply.
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New Powers as the Plot Demands
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New Powers as the Plot Demands: Richard doesn't actually know anything about magic, but the powers he eventually develops work instinctively; he does impossible feats of magic without knowing the slightest thing about how he's doing it. Frequently used as an Ass Pull.
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Double Standard: Rape, Female on Male: Confessors' power results in the person subject to it turning into a wholly brainwashed love slave. They take "mates" from among men to reproduce. Yet this is never called rape, even though with their state their mates can't refuse to consent. This is particularly hypocritical as the Confessors are in the "good" camp, while rape is ubiquitously used as a mark of their evil enemies.
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Badass Bookworm: Warren. By all appearances, he is a class A nerd. But then Faith of the Fallen reminds us he's also a natural born wizard who can throw Wizard's Fire around with the best of 'em.
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Break His Heart to Save Him
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Break His Heart to Save Him: This is how Kahlan persuades Richard to go away with the Sisters of the Light in Stone of Tears. Later, when Richard has to do the same thing to his pet gar Gratch, he realizes what Kahlan was actually doing.
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Sorcerous Overlord: Darken Rahl, lord of the D'Haran Empire. Later Emperor Jagang, head of the Imperial Order.
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Magical Society: The Palace of the Prophets in the Sword of Truth series. It's also suggested that something of this nature existed within the Wizard's Keep at Aydindril, but is no more because there are so few wizards left.
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The Dulcinea Effect: Richard first meets Kahlan when he spots her being pursued by four men who appear to mean her harm in the woods.
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Witch Hunt: The Blood of the Fold, a group from Nicobarese that believes people with magic are evil, seeks to conduct these in the eponymous book. Whenever they face real magic users (as opposed to muggles they've accused, or sympathizers) they're naturally screwed unless their leader hypocritically uses his sister (a sorceress) to even the odds.
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Freudian Excuse: The Mord-Sith's "training."
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Power Trio: In Wizard's First Rule, it's Richard, Kahlan, and Zedd, the last Seeker, Confessor, and First Wizard, respectively. In Temple of the Winds, it's Richard, Kahlan, and Cara. In Chainfire, it's Richard, Cara, and Nicci.
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Taking You with Me: Wizard's Life Fire, where a wizard who knows he's doomed throws literally everything he has into Wizard's Fire; one demonstration of it from a Wizard of the Second Order (considerably less powerful than Zedd) is enough to vaporize people instantly. Kahlan also threatens to do this to Nicci, but she isn't intimidated at all. When Zedd is captured by the Imperial Order and forced to identify magic items, he tries to use a music box with a Sunset Spell on it in this fashion. Fortunately for him, he gets rescued in between triggering it and the explosion itself, which conveniently helps cover said escape.
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Screw Destiny
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Screw Destiny: Richard hates prophecy and goes his own way. About half the time he succeeds, half the time, not so much. But then someone always rationalizes it as prophecy being misinterpreted and Richard actually doing what the prophecy said in the first place. However, it may not be rationalization. A repeated theme is that only a Prophet has ANY chance whatsoever of correctly interpreting a Prophecy, and even then is extremely unlikely to be able to get the real meaning across to anyone other than another Prophet. A Prophet can, however, attempt to manipulate events...
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The Magocracy
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The Magocracy: The city where the Palace of the Prophets is, Tanimura, plus Halsband Island around it, appears to be ruled by the resident Sisters of the Light, headed by the Prelate. Additionally the Imperial Order is run by two magic users, Emperor Jagang and Brother Narev, despite their professed hatred for magic and those with it.
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Roaring Rampage of Revenge: At the end of Wizard's First Rule, Kahlan goes after Darken Rahl, resolving to do everything she can to kill him even if she dies herself. The way she does it is, according to Zed, something she shouldn't even know is possible, never mind being able to do it. She enters a state known as the Con Dar or Blood Rage. While in this state she is The Unfettered, and has unlimited access to her Confessor powers.
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Flat-Earth Atheist: In Phantom, Richard denounces the concept of an afterlife where people are rewarded or punished for their actions, because "nobody has ever come back from the grave to describe conditions in the next life." This despite Richard during the events of the first five books having conversed with the spirits of the dead at least three times, and having personally gone to the underworld and come back.
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Wizard Beard: Averted/parodied in the first book where First Wizard Zedd has no beard. Midway through the first book, Richard calls him out on this, saying that wizards are supposed to have beards, and everyone knows that. Zedd plays along, and magically grows out a long white beard... then immediately shaves it off, saying he doesn't wear a beard because they're itchy. He can't just remove it himself, because he only has Additive magic. Later, it's a plot point that Richard can both grow and remove his own beard — signifying that he can use both Additive and Subtractive magic.
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No Periods, Period
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No Periods, Period: Exception-periods (or "moon flow") are mentioned three times: While a plague is going through the Midlands, Richard goes to see Kahlan, and is told she isn't feeling well. Naturally he immediately fears the worst, only to be told by her maid that it's just "that time of the month" and she normally wouldn't have mentioned it except to assuage Richard's fears. Richard is developing a rash on his neck, so Cara goes to a healer to get a salve. She gives it to Richard, and he starts applying it while she lists off the ingredients, only to get squicked out when she gets to "...and some of my moon flow blood." Kahlan's first time with Richard (whom she thinks is Drefan) is during her period, and attempting to arouse him for a second round she winds up tasting the blood.
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Villainous Face Hold: When Richard realizes the new dark sorceress everyone fears is one of his former teachers, he tells the messenger "Pray you never have to look into Nicci's eyes, Captain." We then cut to the next chapter, which starts with Nicci telling a child to look into her eyes while cupping her chin.
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Absence of Evidence: In Chainfire, after the eponymous spell has made everyone forget that Kahlan ever existed, Richard tries to use this to convince everyone else that she has. He points to where he says he, Kahlan, and Cara had been walking, and notes that there were no footprints between his and Cara's, which were several feet apart. He tells his companions that this means someone erased Kahlan's footprints. Nobody believes him since, as mentioned, everyone is sure that she never existed in the first place.
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Hypocrite: Darken Rahl and Queen Milena spout pseudo-communist rhetoric saying people must share the wealth, while both being rich monarchs. They even have the nerve to lecture a peasant about this. Rahl even lives in a vast "People's Palace". Emperor Jagang takes this even further as he advocates this even more strongly while living even more in contradiction to his stated ideal, taking the best for himself. This reflects the Objectivist view, which says no one can ever consistently live out this principle, making hypocrisy inevitable (or just a ploy to attain power). The anti-magic Blood of the Fold's leader himself uses his sorceress sister's magic. At least the Imperial Order excuses this as "using magic to destroy it".
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Animal Eye Spy: Slides have an ability to look through animals' eyes and hear with their ears when sending people's captured souls into them. Nicholas used this to always stay one step ahead of Richard until he figures it out.
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Dark Action Girl
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Dark Action Girl: Nicci before her High-Heel–Face Turn.
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The Chessmaster
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The Chessmaster/The Man Behind the Man: Ann is a rather benevolent version of this before her 'retirement' where she arranges events so that Richard is born and can fulfill the prophecies. Afterwards she tries to be this but fails miserably. Becomes even worse at this starting in the Faith Of The Fallen where she becomes quite obsessive about ordering Richard to lead his armies because of the prophecies even though its repeatedly mentioned he fulfills the prophecies anyways and he is supposed to lead, not her. She gets called out on it several times and its even pointed out that her obsession with prophecies allowed the huge conflict to take place, but she doesn't let that stop her from trying for long.
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The End of the World as We Know It
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The End of the World as We Know It: Always threatened, but (almost) never happens. Richard actually uses the phrase "the end of the world as we know it" when discussing Chainfire.
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Obligatory War Crime Scene: The series has shades of this, where there are several drastic and questionable actions the hero takes (having a prisoner tortured, mowing down peace protesters, imposing total war). Sometimes averted, where it's treated as if the hero doing this is ''completely right and just'' (the peace protesters), while in other places it's justified as the only option he has left (the total war).
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The Unfettered
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The Unfettered: Terry Goodkind being the big Ayn Rand fan that he is, the heroes of the books tend to take this view as well. There are many occasions in the series of armies winning against insurmountable odds by using absolutely any and every method they can think of, the more ruthless the better, and by being entirely uncaring of how bad their losses are as long as the enemy's are even worse. The morality of this is also always stated to be impeccable - anyone trying to deprive you of life or freedom deserve whatever they get, and it's better to die fighting than submit to slavery.
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Unusual Euphemism: "Bags", commonly uttered by Zedd. It's not clear what it's a euphemism for, but he's rebuked for saying it in front of children.
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Combat Sadomasochist: The Mord-Sith. Richard acquires a touch of it through their... tutelage.
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Our Dragons Are Different: We only ever see red dragons, but the first book mentions several other varieties of differing size, intelligence, and temperament. Red dragons are intelligent, proud, honorable, and skilled at magic. When asked whether she could land near an army without being seen, Scarlet, a red dragon, boasts that she could land in the middle of the army without being seen.
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Amazon Brigade: The Mord-Sith, who are the sworn protectors of Lord Rahl, as well as his expert torturers. They perform... other services for him, they act as his bodyguard, are capable of beating up squads of elite soldiers without breaking a sweat, have a magical torture device / weapon / awkward phallus thing called an Agiel, they're made via a truly horrifying Break the Cutie indoctrination process, are probably the second most feared thing in all of D'Hara, only behind the Lord Rahl himself... oh and they can capture your magic and then use it to torture you. They've driven one member of the main cast insane.
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Obstructionist Pacifist: The beliefs of the culture that produced evil pacifists are absurd to the point where they won't fight back or even try to get out of the way when people with weapons are nearby and trying to kill each other. Indeed, they are Too Dumb to Live.
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Fantasy Contraception: Shota gives Kahlan a charm to wear which will prevent conception. However, it stops working in Soul of the Fire after the Chimes disrupt magic, so she becomes pregnant.
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Superpowerful Genetics: The "gift" that enables one to use magic is hereditary, but eons of wizards killing each other have led to it becoming rarer and rarer; by this point, most children of lower-powered wizards will not be wizards themselves. The powers of a Confessor and the Anti-Magic properties of the "pristinely ungifted", however, are guaranteed to be passed on to their children.
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Medieval Universal Literacy: The civilized countries appear to be literate. In the fifth book, Richard visits a country where an oppressed majority isn't allowed to learn to read, and tries to explain to them the advantages of literacy, which presumably they'll have after siding with him.
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Chekhov's Gunman: The night wisps mentioned in the first book, and casually in a few others turn out to actually be important.
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A Million Is a Statistic: Zedd detonates a light spell with similar power to a modern nuclear weapon in the midst of the Imperial Order's gigantic army. The resulting explosion kills an estimated 500,000-1,000,000 soldiers of the enemy army, though there's more where that came from. Though the Imperial Order has always considered Zedd (and Richard Rahl, who he was acting on behalf of) to be the epitome of evil (and more so afterward), Zedd is not bothered by what happened because the soldiers killed were all faceless enemy thugs of an invading army intent on killing him and enslaving/raping everyone on the continent. Zedd's attitude toward murdering a large fraction of the world's known population in the backstory (before the rest of the continent was revealed to also have people in the third book) and burning up their souls to fuel two thousand-mile-long hellmouths to serve basically the same function a ten-foot wall could have filled is essentially "meh, worth it".
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Xenofiction: At one point in Soul of the Fire, the narrative briefly takes the Point of View of a horse.
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Functional Magic: Additive and Subtractive magic.
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Jack Bauer Interrogation Technique: The heroes have few qualms about the use of this, and at one point cross the line into full-blown Cold-Blooded Torture.
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Chameleon Camouflage: It has mriswith, lizard people capable of changing their color for a fairly good concealment. They also wear capes which do the same, but much better.
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Body Paint
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Kahlan uses this to her advantage as a battle tactic against the Imperial Order in Stone of Tears by fighting (almost) completely naked.
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Merlin and Nimue
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Merlin and Nimue: Richard Rahl has this relationship with Sister Verna, as well as the other Sisters of Light. In the later books, the trope is even more prevalent in his relationship with Nicci, who has become something of his right hand, mentor, and unlike Verna, definitely has feelings for him.
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The Gift: Most magic users have the gift, the inherent ability to use it. However, some have the calling, the ability to learn magic regardless. It's noted that the latter is inherited, but over the centuries with so much battle between magic users the gifted are steadily dying out.
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Expy: Samuel bears more than a passing resemblance to Gollum. There are also the various similarities between Goodkind's world and that of The Wheel of Time. The most direct parallels appear in Stone of Tears (the title of which is in itself suspicious) and Blood of the Fold. The Sisters of the Light are similar to the Aes Sedai in Robert Jordan's work (complete with evil members). The Keeper of the Underworld and the Dark One are both Satan figures that are trying to break the magical barriers keeping them out of the normal world. They both have human followers, called "banelings" and "darkfriends", respectively, and there are organizations (the Blood of the Fold, the Children of the light) dedicated to hunting them that only manage to spread paranoia and kill innocent people.
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True Sight: The pristinely ungifted, being unable to sense magic at all, are unaffected by magical illusions.
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Deadly Force Field: A spell capable of doing it is used against Richard in the first book. The spell could have crushed him, although it's also poisonous (in his case, it was intended for capture, not killing). He manages to change it so that the caster is crushed to death instead. One of the magical barrier types featured in the books is a so-called light spell. It can be set as a simple incinerating barrier, but it can also be set to expand, breaking all in its path. Out of the cases shown of that happening, one leveled a house, one destroyed a palace... and one was an outright Fantastic Nuke. The background of the books has Zedd stopping a war between the Midlands and D'Hara by erecting a magical boundary between the two regions, one instantly killing anyone attempting to enter it. A prequel short story set at the time shows that he originally claimed he intends to drive the boundary over the whole D'Hara as a wave of death, but ultimately decided that such indiscriminate and complete genocide is way too much.
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Not That There's Anything Wrong with That: When Richard learns two of his Mord-Sith are lesbian lovers, he's quick to assure one, Berdine, that he's got no problem with it. However, the manner in which it's done, including comparing it to pea soup (he doesn't like that for food, but wouldn't care if someone else does) comes off this way.
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Writer on Board: The series began as a typical sword and sorcery series, but becomes increasingly a vessel for the author to express his Objectivist beliefs. For example, the central struggle in Faith of the Fallen is between free market capitalism and socialism. The main character Richard delivers a number of author tracts in which he states Goodkind's Objectivist opinions, which often contradict views the character expressed earlier in the series—or even the story's reality itself, such as claiming that belief in the afterlife is unfounded, when Richard has been there and back himself. The afterlife thing is particularly noteworthy, since Goodkind's attempt to justify it is more baffling than any Retcon could be. It is revealed in a later book that since the world was devoid of magic for a time the afterlife, magical in nature, has ceased to exist. So now belief in the afterlife is unfounded, even though it could be proven to exist before. This overwhelming change in the world and its profound impact on the human condition is mentioned exactly once, and after that all the characters behave as if they had always lived in a world where there was no life after death... and this still doesn't account for the fact Richard goes to said afterlife years after the Chimes deprived the world of magic briefly.
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Anti-Magical Faction: The Blood of the Fold, and the Imperial Order-at least in theory. Both factions are more than willing to use magic and mages to further their goals despite this anti-magic view. One Imperial Order member later explains they use magic in order to eliminate it.
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Pity the Kidnapper: Zedd and Annalia in Temple of the Winds. It nearly backfires when the group that captured them plans to trade them to cannibals.
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Earn Your Happy Ending: In Wizard's First Rule. After that, it's more of, "earn your right to suffer even worse horrors in the next book."
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The Archmage: Zeddicus Z'ull Zorrander and Darken Rahl both count, though Darken Rahl had a significant leg up on Zedd because he sold his soul to the Keeper for Subtractive Magic. Notably, Zedd wouldn't have had much standing at all in the presence of the wizards 3000 years before, and Rahl would've been just second-rate. Much later in the series, Richard becomes this, in addition to the Seeker, a Mud Man, Lord Rahl, a wizard, and many other impossible jobs that he asks not to have in the first book. Nathan and Ann from the Palace of the Prophets. Which is saying something, since most of its inhabitants have been there for hundreds of years. Nicci is even stronger, and about as powerful as Darken Rahl (unusual, as sorceresses are almost invariably only a shadow of wizards). That said, she and the other Sisters of the Dark have been stealing wizards' Han and making deals with the Keeper. War Wizards were this 3000 years ago. Special mention goes to Alric Rahl, Joseph Ander, and several others.
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Attempted Rape: Happens a lot of times to Kahlan, but no one ever succeeds, though in Faith of the Fallen Nicci, desiring vengeance on Richard and Kahlan, links herself to Kahlan through a maternity spell, then allows a thug to brutalize her (Nicci), forcing Kahlan to feel every sensation.
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With Us or Against Us: While they only actively try to kill the villains, Richard eventually comes to believe that if a person is unwilling to take responsibility for their life into their own hands (read: not an Objectivist), then the life of that person is expendable when it means ensuring the safety of his own people.
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Beware the Nice Ones: Used in a twisted fashion with the Mord-Sith. It's explained that they deliberately seek out the kindest, gentlest, most loving little girls to become Mord-Sith, and breaking them makes for a more cruel, sadistic torturer.
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Personal Dictionary: Goodkind is so scared of the Sci Fi Ghetto, he wants to pretend his books aren't fantasy, so he changes the definition from having fantastic elements to having no philosophical discussion, so his books magically won't count. They're still kept in the fantasy section, though.
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Earned Stripes / int_a33d74a4
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Expansion Pack Past / int_a33d74a4
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Glamour / int_a33d74a4
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Good Colors, Evil Colors / int_a33d74a4
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Healing Hands / int_a33d74a4
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Hell-Fire / int_a33d74a4
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Hellhound / int_a33d74a4
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Hide Your Lesbians / int_a33d74a4
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High Fantasy / int_a33d74a4
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Holding Out for a Hero / int_a33d74a4
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How Do I Shot Web? / int_a33d74a4
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Human Shield / int_a33d74a4
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Humans Are Morons / int_a33d74a4
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100% Adoration Rating / int_a33d74a4
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I Can't Sense Their Presence / int_a33d74a4
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I Never Told You My Name / int_a33d74a4
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If I Wanted You Dead... / int_a33d74a4
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If You Kill Him, You Will Be Just Like Him / int_a33d74a4
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If You're So Evil, Eat This Kitten / int_a33d74a4
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Ignore the Fanservice / int_a33d74a4
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Immune to Fate / int_a33d74a4
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Imperfect Ritual / int_a33d74a4
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Infernal Retaliation / int_a33d74a4
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Instant Allegiance Artifact / int_a33d74a4
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Instant Expert / int_a33d74a4
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Instant Runes / int_a33d74a4
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Invisibility Cloak / int_a33d74a4
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It Can Think / int_a33d74a4
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Just Ignore It / int_a33d74a4
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Killed Mid-Sentence / int_a33d74a4
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King Incognito / int_a33d74a4
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Kneel Before Frodo / int_a33d74a4
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Let's Mock the Monsters / int_a33d74a4
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Lie to the Beholder / int_a33d74a4
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Life-or-Limb Decision / int_a33d74a4
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Like Cannot Cut Like / int_a33d74a4
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Liquid Assets / int_a33d74a4
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Little Black Dress / int_a33d74a4
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Little Guy, Big Buddy / int_a33d74a4
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Little Miss Badass / int_a33d74a4
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Little Miss Snarker / int_a33d74a4
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Living Distant Ancestor / int_a33d74a4
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Living Legend / int_a33d74a4
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Living Lie Detector / int_a33d74a4
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Mary Suetopia / int_a33d74a4
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Master Swordsman / int_a33d74a4
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Miles to Go Before I Sleep / int_a33d74a4
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Million Mook March / int_a33d74a4
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Mind Your Step / int_a33d74a4
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Miss Conception / int_a33d74a4
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More Than Mind Control / int_a33d74a4
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Motive Decay / int_a33d74a4
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Muggle Foster Parents / int_a33d74a4
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Multi-Melee Master / int_a33d74a4
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Mystical Plague / int_a33d74a4
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Naked People Are Funny / int_a33d74a4
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Nice to the Waiter / int_a33d74a4
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No Flow Portal / int_a33d74a4
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No One Sees the Boss / int_a33d74a4
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No-Sell / int_a33d74a4
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Not Now, Kiddo / int_a33d74a4
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Not So Dire / int_a33d74a4
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Number Two / int_a33d74a4
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Official Couple Ordeal Syndrome / int_a33d74a4
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Only the Author Can Save Them Now / int_a33d74a4
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Oops! I Forgot I Was Married / int_a33d74a4
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Outliving One's Offspring / int_a33d74a4
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Overdrive / int_a33d74a4
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Padding / int_a33d74a4
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Palm Bloodletting / int_a33d74a4
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Pay Evil unto Evil / int_a33d74a4
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People Farms / int_a33d74a4
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Pet Baby Wild Animal / int_a33d74a4
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Play-Along Prisoner / int_a33d74a4
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Playing with Fire / int_a33d74a4
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Powder Keg Crowd / int_a33d74a4
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Power Loss Makes You Strong / int_a33d74a4
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Power Nullifier / int_a33d74a4
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Praetorian Guard / int_a33d74a4
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Pretend to Be Brainwashed / int_a33d74a4
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Prophecies Are Always Right / int_a33d74a4
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Prophet Eyes / int_a33d74a4
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Rapunzel Hair / int_a33d74a4
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Razor Wind / int_a33d74a4
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Really Gets Around / int_a33d74a4
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Recessive Super Genes / int_a33d74a4
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Red Right Hand / int_a33d74a4
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Reformed Criminal / int_a33d74a4
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Released to Elsewhere / int_a33d74a4
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Religion of Evil / int_a33d74a4
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Reminiscing About Your Victims / int_a33d74a4
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Replaced with Replica / int_a33d74a4
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Ret Gone / int_a33d74a4
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Right in Front of Me / int_a33d74a4
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Ripple Effect-Proof Memory / int_a33d74a4
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Royal Brat / int_a33d74a4
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Royally Screwed Up / int_a33d74a4
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Screw Destiny / int_a33d74a4
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Screw the War, We're Partying! / int_a33d74a4
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Seasonal Rot / int_a33d74a4
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Seeker Archetype / int_a33d74a4
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Self-Fulfilling Prophecy / int_a33d74a4
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Shameful Strip / int_a33d74a4
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Shatterpoint Tap / int_a33d74a4
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Shock and Awe / int_a33d74a4
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Shoot Your Mate / int_a33d74a4
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Show Some Leg / int_a33d74a4
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Signature Device / int_a33d74a4
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So Beautiful, It's a Curse / int_a33d74a4
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Something Only They Would Say / int_a33d74a4
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Son of a Whore / int_a33d74a4
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Sorcerous Overlord / int_a33d74a4
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Splitting the Arrow / int_a33d74a4
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Spooky Séance / int_a33d74a4
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Stab the Scorpion / int_a33d74a4
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Standard Hero Reward / int_a33d74a4
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Strange Salute / int_a33d74a4
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Straw Civilian / int_a33d74a4
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Stripperiffic / int_a33d74a4
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Stuffed into the Fridge / int_a33d74a4
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Stupid Good / int_a33d74a4
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Subverted Suspicion Aesop / int_a33d74a4
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Suicide Attack / int_a33d74a4
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Suicide Watch / int_a33d74a4
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Super Breeding Program / int_a33d74a4
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Supernatural Gold Eyes / int_a33d74a4
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Supernaturally Young Parent / int_a33d74a4
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Supporting Leader / int_a33d74a4
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Sword Almighty / int_a33d74a4
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Sword of Plot Advancement / int_a33d74a4
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Sycophantic Servant / int_a33d74a4
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Synchronization / int_a33d74a4
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Takes One to Kill One / int_a33d74a4
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Talk to the Fist / int_a33d74a4
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Tall Poppy Syndrome / int_a33d74a4
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Tarnishing Their Own Beauty / int_a33d74a4
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Teach Him Anger / int_a33d74a4
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Tempting Apple / int_a33d74a4
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That Makes Me Feel Angry / int_a33d74a4
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The Archmage / int_a33d74a4
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The Chosen One / int_a33d74a4
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The Corruptible / int_a33d74a4
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The Dulcinea Effect / int_a33d74a4
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The Empire / int_a33d74a4
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The Gift / int_a33d74a4
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The Lab Rat / int_a33d74a4
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The Last Dance / int_a33d74a4
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The Magic Goes Away / int_a33d74a4
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The Magocracy / int_a33d74a4
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The Promise / int_a33d74a4
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The Time of Myths / int_a33d74a4
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The World Is Always Doomed / int_a33d74a4
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Toad Licking / int_a33d74a4
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Tongue Trauma / int_a33d74a4
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Torture Technician / int_a33d74a4
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Tragic Stillbirth / int_a33d74a4
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Trail of Blood / int_a33d74a4
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Training the Peaceful Villagers / int_a33d74a4
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Traumatic Haircut / int_a33d74a4
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Trojan Prisoner / int_a33d74a4
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Truth Serums / int_a33d74a4
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Undercover as Lovers / int_a33d74a4
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Unlikely Hero / int_a33d74a4
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Unnamed Parent / int_a33d74a4
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Unskilled, but Strong / int_a33d74a4
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Unwilling Suspension / int_a33d74a4
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Upbringing Makes the Hero / int_a33d74a4
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Utopia Justifies the Means / int_a33d74a4
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Vagueness Is Coming / int_a33d74a4
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Victory-Guided Amnesia / int_a33d74a4
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Villain Episode / int_a33d74a4
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Villain Respect / int_a33d74a4
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Villainous Face Hold / int_a33d74a4
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Villainous Incest / int_a33d74a4
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Violence Really Is the Answer / int_a33d74a4
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Was Once a Man / int_a33d74a4
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We Help the Helpless / int_a33d74a4
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Weapon Title / int_a33d74a4
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What Is Evil? / int_a33d74a4
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What Would X Do? / int_a33d74a4
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Who Will Bell the Cat? / int_a33d74a4
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Win-Win Ending / int_a33d74a4
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Witch Hunt / int_a33d74a4
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With My Hands Tied / int_a33d74a4
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With Us or Against Us / int_a33d74a4
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Wizard Beard / int_a33d74a4
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Wizarding School / int_a33d74a4
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Would Not Shoot a Good Guy / int_a33d74a4
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Wouldn't Hit a Girl / int_a33d74a4
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Writer on Board / int_a33d74a4
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Wrong Context Magic / int_a33d74a4
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Wrong Insult Offence / int_a33d74a4
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You Are Number 6 / int_a33d74a4
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You Are What You Hate / int_a33d74a4
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You Can See Me? / int_a33d74a4
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You Kill It, You Bought It / int_a33d74a4
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You Killed My Father / int_a33d74a4
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You Will Know What to Do / int_a33d74a4
 Sword of Truth
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Your Head A-Splode / int_a33d74a4
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Your Normal Is Our Taboo / int_a33d74a4
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Zip Me Up / int_a33d74a4
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Cliché Storm / int_a33d74a4
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Fictional Document / int_a33d74a4
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Here There Were Dragons / int_a33d74a4
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Hero Secret Service / int_4004dcc4
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Minored in Ass-Kicking / int_a33d74a4
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Pursued Protagonist / int_a33d74a4
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Teach Me How To Fight / int_a33d74a4