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Artemis Fowl Trivia

The following is a compiled list of interesting facts that we’ve spotted throughout the books. These facts tie the books in with movies and other things. If you spot anything you think we should know about and include here, just contact us. The Trivia is divided into smaller sections, and we do not currently have something for each book.

Artemis Fowl (Book One)

In the book ‘Artemis Fowl,’ there is a scene which is very reminscent of a scene from the movie ‘Die Hard.’

From ‘Artemis Fowl.’

“So what is this master plan, Fowl? Let me guess: world domination?”

“Nothing quite so melodramatic,” chuckled Artemis. “Just Riches.”

“A thief!” spat Holly. “You’re just a thief!”

Annoyance flashed across Artemis’s features, only to be replaced by his own customary sardonic grin.

“Yes. A thief if you like. Hardly just a thief though. The world’s first cross-species thief.

From ‘Die Hard.’

Holly Gennero McClane: “After all your posturing, all your speeches, you’re nothing but a common thief.”

Hans Gruber: “I am an exceptional thief, Mrs. McClane. And since I’m moving up to kidnapping, you should be more polite.”

This is very interesting, as Colfer describes the book as “Die Hard with Fairies,” aswell as the fact that both of the kidnapped characters are named
‘Holly.’

Artemis Fowl: The Lost Colony

In ‘The Lost Colony,’ there is a character called ‘No.1’ who said the line “Redundant, not needed, superfluous,” and there are other examples of this character quoting words, as if he is a walking thesaurus. In the movie ‘Short Circuit, there is a character called No.5 who likes to quote words from a thesaurus too, for example “Beautiful Animal… canine… dog… mutt.” There are more examples of both characters doing this sort of thing too.

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