History Literature / BattlefieldEarth

26th Jul '16 11:33:55 AM Snarf
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* GoneHorriblyRight: Jonnie was really just trying to destroy the main teleportation platform on Psychlo to prevent a counterattack. [[spoiler: He had no idea until ''much'' later that he had ''destroyed the planet'' and by extension the entire Psychlo empire.]]
21st Jul '16 3:59:40 PM Snarf
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* OnlyInItForTheMoney: The Chamco brothers steal a tank and defect to the human rebels, whom they think at first are a rival group of aliens attacking the Psychlo base. Nonetheless, they gladly help the humans...once they agree upon a contract. Their knowledge helps the humans counter the Psychlo nerve gas and even saves Jonnie's life on one occasion. [[spoiler: Unfortunately their cooperation is cut short when Jonnie asks them how to fix the teleportation platform and the catrist implants cause them to go berserk and try to kill him.]]
21st Jul '16 3:54:27 PM Snarf
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* LoanShark: The Selachee, ''literally''.
21st Jul '16 3:49:49 PM Snarf
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* MeaningfulName: Of course the hero is named Jonnie ''Goodboy'' Tyler. Among the Psychlos, Terl becomes paranoid of a new worker he recognizes as a government investigator named Jayed, a possible nod to J. Edgar Hoover in a nod to Hubbard's problems with the FBI. [[spoiler: It turns out that Jayed had been stripped of his position because of some unknown offense, and had used his skills to create a new identity and work on Earth as a miner. Terl's paranoia ultimately doesn't pan out.]]

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* MeaningfulName: Of course the hero is named Jonnie ''Goodboy'' Tyler. Among the Psychlos, Terl becomes paranoid of a new worker he recognizes as a government investigator named Jayed, a possible nod to J. Edgar Hoover in a nod to and Hubbard's problems with the FBI. [[spoiler: It turns out that Jayed had been stripped of his position because of some unknown offense, and had used his skills to create a new identity and work on Earth as a miner. Terl's paranoia ultimately doesn't pan out.]]
21st Jul '16 3:48:42 PM Snarf
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* MeaningfulName: Of course the hero is named Jonnie ''Goodboy'' Tyler. Among the Psychlos, Terl becomes paranoid of a government investigator named Jayed, a possible nod to J. Edgar Hoover in a nod to Hubbard's problems with the FBI. [[spoiler: It turns out that Jayed had been stripped of his position because of some unknown offense, and had used his skills to create a new identity and work on Earth as a miner. Terl's paranoia ultimately doesn't pan out.]]

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* MeaningfulName: Of course the hero is named Jonnie ''Goodboy'' Tyler. Among the Psychlos, Terl becomes paranoid of a new worker he recognizes as a government investigator named Jayed, a possible nod to J. Edgar Hoover in a nod to Hubbard's problems with the FBI. [[spoiler: It turns out that Jayed had been stripped of his position because of some unknown offense, and had used his skills to create a new identity and work on Earth as a miner. Terl's paranoia ultimately doesn't pan out.]]
21st Jul '16 3:48:00 PM Snarf
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* MeaningfulName: Of course the hero is named Jonnie ''Goodboy'' Tyler. Among the Psychlos, Terl becomes paranoid of a government investigator named Jayed, a possible nod to J. Edgar Hoover in a nod to Hubbard's problems with the FBI. [[spoiler: It turns out that Jayed had been stripped of his position because of some unknown offense, and had used his skills to create a new identity and work on Earth as a minor. Terl's paranoia ultimately doesn't pan out.]]

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* MeaningfulName: Of course the hero is named Jonnie ''Goodboy'' Tyler. Among the Psychlos, Terl becomes paranoid of a government investigator named Jayed, a possible nod to J. Edgar Hoover in a nod to Hubbard's problems with the FBI. [[spoiler: It turns out that Jayed had been stripped of his position because of some unknown offense, and had used his skills to create a new identity and work on Earth as a minor.miner. Terl's paranoia ultimately doesn't pan out.]]
21st Jul '16 3:47:04 PM Snarf
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* MeaningfulName: Of course the hero is named Jonnie ''Goodboy'' Tyler. Among the Psychlos, Terl becomes paranoid of a government investigator named Jayed, a possible nod to J. Edgar Hoover in a nod to Hubbard's problems with the FBI. [[spoiler: It turns out that Jayed had been stripped of his position because of some unknown offense, and had used his skills to create a new identity and work on Earth as a minor. Terl's paranoia ultimately doesn't pan out.]]
17th Jul '16 10:07:47 AM nombretomado
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* AuthorAvatar: The earliest covers portrayed [[MartyStu Jonny Goodboy Tyler]] as having a close physical resemblance to none other than L. Ron Hubbard himself. Later editions have Jonnie more closely resembling Barry Bostwick in the film ''Megaforce'', with just a hint of ChuckNorris.

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* AuthorAvatar: The earliest covers portrayed [[MartyStu Jonny Goodboy Tyler]] as having a close physical resemblance to none other than L. Ron Hubbard himself. Later editions have Jonnie more closely resembling Barry Bostwick in the film ''Megaforce'', with just a hint of ChuckNorris.Creator/ChuckNorris.
30th Jun '16 1:55:52 AM Tdarcos
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* EvilCripple: Brown Limper Staffor, who loathes Jonnie, and concocts plans to have him killed.
29th Jun '16 10:47:45 PM Tdarcos
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* Teleportation: Psychlo planes and other equipment use "teleportation motors," which apparently do continuous teleportation along the path from start to finish (as opposed to simply transporting directly between the start and end points.) Also, people and ore are transshipped to and from Psychlo via a planetary transporter. It has two settings: fast for inanimate objects, and slow for living things like Psychlos.

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* Teleportation: {{Teleportation}}: Psychlo planes and other equipment use "teleportation motors," which apparently do continuous teleportation along the path from start to finish (as opposed to simply transporting directly between the start and end points.) Also, people and ore are transshipped to and from Psychlo via a planetary transporter. It has two settings: fast for inanimate objects, and slow for living things like Psychlos.
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