History Creator / TomClancy

24th Jul '16 12:46:37 PM Nohbody
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* ReportingNames: Being a technothriller, the Soviet (and later Russian) military gear is almost always referred to by their reporting names, not the formal designations.
** Even Soviet/Russian characters utilize these sometimes, which makes no sense no matter how one looks at it. Lampshaded in ''RedStormRising'' where a Soviet politico speaking to the Western press uses the NATO reporting name for a submarine, but goes on to say "...of course we call it something else."

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* ReportingNames: Being a technothriller, the Soviet (and later Russian) military gear is almost always referred to by their reporting names, not the formal designations.
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designations. Even Soviet/Russian characters utilize these sometimes, which makes no sense no matter how one looks at it. Lampshaded in ''RedStormRising'' ''Literature/RedStormRising'' where a Soviet politico speaking to the Western press uses the NATO reporting name for a submarine, but goes on to say "...of course we call it something else."
13th Jul '16 1:02:55 PM Snarf
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** Even Soviet/Russian characters utilize these sometimes, which makes no sense no matter how one looks at it. Lampshaded in ''RedStormRising'' where a Soviet politico speaking to the Western press uses the NATO reporting name, but goes on to say "...of course we call it something else."

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** Even Soviet/Russian characters utilize these sometimes, which makes no sense no matter how one looks at it. Lampshaded in ''RedStormRising'' where a Soviet politico speaking to the Western press uses the NATO reporting name, name for a submarine, but goes on to say "...of course we call it something else."



* ShownTheirWork: He actually had Navy personnel visit him demanding answers about what was in ''Literature/TheHuntForRedOctober'', as some detail about submarine operation that he included in ''Red October'', that he had pieced together himself, turned out to be not only correct but classified. Clancy explained the details were readily available in many library books on submarines. Not bad considering that Clancy was an insurance salesman with no prior military experience before becoming an author.

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* ShownTheirWork: He actually had Navy personnel visit him demanding answers about what was in ''Literature/TheHuntForRedOctober'', as some detail about submarine operation that he included in ''Red October'', that he had pieced together himself, turned out to be not only correct but classified. The Soviet embassy in Washington reportedly made the novel required reading for its staff as well. Clancy explained the details were readily available in many library books on submarines. Not bad considering that Clancy was an insurance salesman with no prior military experience before becoming an author.
13th Jul '16 12:59:56 PM Snarf
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** Even Soviet/Russian characters utilize these sometimes, which makes no sense no matter how one looks at it.

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** Even Soviet/Russian characters utilize these sometimes, which makes no sense no matter how one looks at it. Lampshaded in ''RedStormRising'' where a Soviet politico speaking to the Western press uses the NATO reporting name, but goes on to say "...of course we call it something else."
8th Jun '16 5:40:28 PM CharlesPhipps
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* The ''Literature/SplinterCell'' novels - Licensed use of his name and a spin-off of the video games.
5th Jun '16 11:57:18 AM Papayaman1000
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Tom Clancy himself [[http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/03/books/tom-clancy-best-selling-novelist-of-military-thrillers-dies-at-66.html passed away on October 1st, 2013]]. The cause was never officially stated, but his long-time co-author John D. Gresham speculated that he'd been on borrowed time since a heart operation a few years earlier.

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Tom Clancy himself [[http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/03/books/tom-clancy-best-selling-novelist-of-military-thrillers-dies-at-66.html passed away on October 1st, 2013]].2013]] ([[WebVideo/ZeroPunctuation no need to recheck]] ThatOtherWiki). The cause was never officially stated, but his long-time co-author John D. Gresham speculated that he'd been on borrowed time since a heart operation a few years earlier.
9th Jan '16 11:08:15 AM Nohbody
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* AuthorTract: ''Executive Orders'' basically features Jack Ryan cleaning up politics by putting Clancy's personal views into action.

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''Executive Orders'' basically features Jack Ryan cleaning up politics by putting Clancy's personal views into action.
8th Jan '16 6:15:44 PM tsstevens
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** Clancy's views of environmentalists in ''Literature/RainbowSix'' has all the subtlety of John Rambo or Jane Shepard trying out for the team: to cut a very long story short they not only have a burning hatred of the human race and desire to wipe them out but feverishly work towards the ability to do so, while pointing out their hypocrisy and double standard left right and center.
20th Apr '15 1:28:19 PM nombretomado
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* HotSubOnSubAction: More subs attack each other in Clancy's novels than in the entire history of naval warfare. On the other hand, most of these novels are premised on the ColdWar heating up a bit, so it's entirely justified: after the '60s, that kind of sub-to-sub combat was not only possible but likely given that NATO and Warsaw Pact subs were constantly on one another's tails.

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* HotSubOnSubAction: More subs attack each other in Clancy's novels than in the entire history of naval warfare. On the other hand, most of these novels are premised on the ColdWar UsefulNotes/ColdWar heating up a bit, so it's entirely justified: after the '60s, that kind of sub-to-sub combat was not only possible but likely given that NATO and Warsaw Pact subs were constantly on one another's tails.
26th Dec '14 7:31:19 AM Nohbody
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!!Clancy novels with their own trope pages include:

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!!Clancy !! Clancy novels with their own trope pages include:
22nd Nov '14 5:04:47 PM BadgerBadger
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* WhyWeAreBummedCommunismFell: Clancy has had mixed success in finding new [[BigBad Big Bads]] after the collapse of the Soviet Union.

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* WhyWeAreBummedCommunismFell: Clancy has had mixed success in finding new [[BigBad Big Bads]] after the collapse of the Soviet Union. It's a tossup whether Japan in ''Debt of Honor'' or a unified Iraq and Iran in ''Executive Orders'' is more implausible.
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