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10th Sep '16 9:14:12 PM TotalDramaRox97
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In ''Scorpia'', "Invisible Sword" are remote-controlled cyanide nanoshells delivered by vaccine injections. Anti-vaxxers are going to have a field day with this....

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In *In ''Scorpia'', "Invisible Sword" are remote-controlled cyanide nanoshells delivered by vaccine injections. Anti-vaxxers are going to have a field day with this....
10th Sep '16 9:13:44 PM TotalDramaRox97
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* In the prologue of ''Eagle Strike'', it is mentioned that the Commander was a drug dealer. Later in the book, [[spoiler:it is revealed that Damian Cray has had many people killed for 'good causes', and that he also hates drugs]]. Put two and two together, and you realize that it was [[spoiler:Cray]] who had hired Yassen and [[spoiler:Alex's father]] to take down the Commander.

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* In the prologue of ''Eagle Strike'', it is mentioned that the Commander was a drug dealer. Later in the book, [[spoiler:it is revealed that Damian Cray has had many people killed for 'good causes', and that he also hates drugs]]. Put two and two together, and you realize that it was [[spoiler:Cray]] who had hired Yassen and [[spoiler:Alex's father]] to take down the Commander.Commander.
In ''Scorpia'', "Invisible Sword" are remote-controlled cyanide nanoshells delivered by vaccine injections. Anti-vaxxers are going to have a field day with this....
12th Sep '15 5:43:43 PM SweatBoyX8
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** Also from ''Russian Roulette'': a chapter on Yassen's Scorpia training gives a list of three [=MI6=] gadgets: a metal-eating cream, a poisoned fountain pen, and a battery transmitter. The first two have been seen before, the cream in ''Stormbreaker'' and the pen in the film version of ''Stormbreaker''. So what's the battery doing in that list? [[spoiler:It's {{Foreshadowing}} of its eventual ChekhovsGun status.]]

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** Also from ''Russian Roulette'': a chapter on Yassen's Scorpia training gives a list of three [=MI6=] gadgets: a metal-eating cream, a poisoned fountain pen, and a battery transmitter. The first two have been seen before, the cream in ''Stormbreaker'' and the pen in the film version of ''Stormbreaker''. So what's the battery doing in that list? [[spoiler:It's {{Foreshadowing}} of its eventual ChekhovsGun status.]]]]
* In the prologue of ''Eagle Strike'', it is mentioned that the Commander was a drug dealer. Later in the book, [[spoiler:it is revealed that Damian Cray has had many people killed for 'good causes', and that he also hates drugs]]. Put two and two together, and you realize that it was [[spoiler:Cray]] who had hired Yassen and [[spoiler:Alex's father]] to take down the Commander.
8th Jul '15 3:30:40 AM PointlessCries
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** Actually, most of the deaths are of the types where Alex can't see them. Not mentally but physically so he can delude himself into thinking they survived or it was not his fault.
16th Oct '13 6:27:46 AM ThisThing
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* ''Russian Roulette'' reveals that [[spoiler:Yassen knew for a long time that John Rider was a British spy]]. This puts [[spoiler:his last words to Alex at the end of ''Eagle Strike'']] in a new light. [[spoiler:By sending Alex to Scorpia, Yassen was trying to turn Alex, the son of the man who in his eyes betrayed him, against the organization who had carried out that betrayal. At the finish of '''Russian Roulette'' (the Herod Sayle assassination), Yassen tries to give Alex the choice to leave the spy life. However, Alex continues to not be given that choice by [=MI6=], so Yassen with his last words forces the choice.]]

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* ''Russian Roulette'' reveals that [[spoiler:Yassen knew for a long time that John Rider was a British spy]]. This puts [[spoiler:his last words to Alex at the end of ''Eagle Strike'']] in a new light. [[spoiler:By sending Alex to Scorpia, Yassen was trying to turn Alex, the son of the man who in his eyes betrayed him, against the organization who had carried out that betrayal. At the finish of '''Russian Roulette'' (the Herod Sayle assassination), Yassen tries to give Alex the choice to leave the spy life. However, Alex continues to not be given that choice by [=MI6=], so Yassen with his last words forces the choice.]]
** Also from ''Russian Roulette'': a chapter on Yassen's Scorpia training gives a list of three [=MI6=] gadgets: a metal-eating cream, a poisoned fountain pen, and a battery transmitter. The first two have been seen before, the cream in ''Stormbreaker'' and the pen in the film version of ''Stormbreaker''. So what's the battery doing in that list? [[spoiler:It's {{Foreshadowing}} of its eventual ChekhovsGun status.
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13th Oct '13 5:02:54 AM ThisThing
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** Mrs. Rothman points this out in ''Scorpia'', while trying to convince Alex to work for her organisation.

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** Mrs. Rothman points this out in ''Scorpia'', while trying to convince Alex to work for her organisation.organisation.
* ''Russian Roulette'' reveals that [[spoiler:Yassen knew for a long time that John Rider was a British spy]]. This puts [[spoiler:his last words to Alex at the end of ''Eagle Strike'']] in a new light. [[spoiler:By sending Alex to Scorpia, Yassen was trying to turn Alex, the son of the man who in his eyes betrayed him, against the organization who had carried out that betrayal. At the finish of '''Russian Roulette'' (the Herod Sayle assassination), Yassen tries to give Alex the choice to leave the spy life. However, Alex continues to not be given that choice by [=MI6=], so Yassen with his last words forces the choice.]]
2nd Jun '12 12:13:34 PM CamrocG
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** This ''is'' in all probability the only thing keeping the kid sane by this point, so you can't really blame the poor sod.

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** This ''is'' in all probability the only thing keeping the kid sane by this point, so you can't really blame the poor sod.sod.
** Mrs. Rothman points this out in ''Scorpia'', while trying to convince Alex to work for her organisation.
7th May '12 12:07:21 PM Steerpike13713
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** Alex himself exercises this on occasion, seeming to think that unless he does it with a gun or some other obvious implement of murder, none of the people killed as a result of his actions, occasionally deliberately (see Dr. Grief) and often directly, seem to count as far as he is concerned. This has the rather dubious result of Alex racking up an impressive body count over the course of the series and yet still seeming to think that he's not a killer.

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** Alex himself exercises this on occasion, seeming to think that unless he does it with a gun or some other obvious implement of murder, none of the people killed as a result of his actions, occasionally deliberately (see Dr. Grief) and often directly, seem to count as far as he is concerned. This has the rather dubious result of Alex racking up an impressive body count over the course of the series and yet still seeming to think that he's not a killer.killer.
** This ''is'' in all probability the only thing keeping the kid sane by this point, so you can't really blame the poor sod.
25th Dec '11 6:56:37 AM cyberlieutenant
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** True, but the way Mrs Jones phrases it makes it sound like the assassination attempt should have been successful, which is confusing as nobody wanted Alex dead at that point.
22nd Nov '11 8:50:05 AM SeptimusHeap
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** [[spoiler: The Stormbreaker at Sayle's base didn't unleash the deadly smallpox gas anyway.]]

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** [[spoiler: The Stormbreaker at Sayle's base didn't unleash the deadly smallpox gas anyway.]]]]
* In-Universe with Alex rightfully pointing out that while MI-6 doesn't want to give a kid a gun they're completely fine with sending him to his death.
** Alex himself exercises this on occasion, seeming to think that unless he does it with a gun or some other obvious implement of murder, none of the people killed as a result of his actions, occasionally deliberately (see Dr. Grief) and often directly, seem to count as far as he is concerned. This has the rather dubious result of Alex racking up an impressive body count over the course of the series and yet still seeming to think that he's not a killer.
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