Solution to Plotlines

by Cindy Keeler, Daniel Speyer, Aaron Dinkin, David Speyer, and Lark-Aeryn Speyer

Each diagram represents the movements and interactions of the characters in some movie, book, or play (idea borrowed from this xkcd). The initials of the characters' names are given, except on each diagram one initial is replaced with a question mark. Identify the initials that have been replaced, and they spell out your answer. The solved diagrams are as follows:

The Wizard of Oz (movie; missing initial is Dorothy):

The Princess Bride (movie; missing initial is Inigo):

Ender's Game (book; missing initial is Valentine):

Les Miserables (musical; missing initial is Eponine):

Watchmen (comic; missing initial is Rorschach):

A Wizard of Earthsea (book; missing intial is Ged):

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (book; missing initial is Edmund):

A Midsummer Night's Dream (play; missing initial is Demetrius):

The missing initials therefore spell the answer DIVERGED.