History Literature / Biggles

2nd Jan '16 7:49:47 AM MasterNecromancer
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[[http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/tayside_and_central/8198268.stm Has recently been in the news]] when a a pilot in RealLife used his knowledge of Biggles to make an emergency landing.
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[[http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/tayside_and_central/8198268.stm Has recently been in the news]] when a a pilot in RealLife used his knowledge of Biggles to make an emergency landing.

* AcePilot: the whole point.
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* AcePilot: the The whole point.

* ImprobablePilotingSkills; displayed by all four Aces.
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* ImprobablePilotingSkills; displayed ImprobablePilotingSkills: Displayed by all four Aces.

* SaidBookism: all characters created by Johns are prone to colourful ejaculations.
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* SaidBookism: all All characters created by Johns are prone to colourful ejaculations.
25th Dec '15 12:28:25 PM GnomeTitan
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Not an example. Diesel Punk is a genre, not a character trope, and as a genre it's about as far from ''Biggles'' as you can get.
* DieselPunk: any of the four protaganists, especially Biggles himself.
10th Dec '15 8:52:01 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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* CelibateHero; Biggles, despite his one flirtation with a FemmeFataleSpy, and all the retrospective HoYay stuff you can read into the books/
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* CelibateHero; Biggles, despite his one flirtation with a FemmeFataleSpy, and all the retrospective HoYay stuff you can read into the books/books.
10th Jun '15 3:50:04 AM Sheora
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Tropes cannot be subverted "heavily." This is cruft.
Biggles was heavily deconstructed and subverted - most egregiously in the character of foul-mouthed alcoholic working-class Brummie Major Wooley, in Creator/DerekRobinson's trilogy of UsefulNotes/WW1 fighter pilot novels.
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Biggles was heavily deconstructed and subverted - most egregiously in the character of foul-mouthed alcoholic working-class Brummie Major Wooley, in Creator/DerekRobinson's trilogy of UsefulNotes/WW1 fighter pilot novels.
30th Mar '15 8:58:06 AM Patachou
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* AmbiguouslyGay: Biggles being at least a non-practicing gay can be inferred from the books given a modern dirty mind. It is a verifiable detail that only ''one'' woman even came close to seducing Biggles away from the manly embrace of his chums. A blonde MataHari called Ilse plays the FemmeFatale role, twice: on both occasions acting as agent for the dastardly villain, Count Erich von Stalhein of the German Intelligence Services.
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* AmbiguouslyGay: Biggles being at least a non-practicing gay can be inferred from the books given a modern dirty mind. It is a verifiable detail that only ''one'' woman even came close to seducing Biggles away from the manly embrace of his chums. A blonde MataHari FemmeFataleSpy called Ilse plays the FemmeFatale role, twice: on both occasions acting as agent for the dastardly villain, Count Erich von Stalhein of the German Intelligence Services.

* CelibateHero; Biggles, despite his one flirtation with a MataHari, and all the retrospective HoYay stuff you can read into the books/
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* CelibateHero; Biggles, despite his one flirtation with a MataHari, FemmeFataleSpy, and all the retrospective HoYay stuff you can read into the books/
21st Jan '15 3:55:10 PM AgProv
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Eliminating ZC Es and other.
* CelibateHero * DieselPunk
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* CelibateHero CelibateHero; Biggles, despite his one flirtation with a MataHari, and all the retrospective HoYay stuff you can read into the books/ * DieselPunkDieselPunk: any of the four protaganists, especially Biggles himself.

* ImprobablePilotingSkills
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* ImprobablePilotingSkillsImprobablePilotingSkills; displayed by all four Aces.

* SaidBookism
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* SaidBookismOnlyAFleshWound: Frequently invoked. In one egregious example, Ginger is shot through the thigh but still manages to outrun his pursuers for over a mile. * SaidBookism: all characters created by Johns are prone to colourful ejaculations.
6th Jan '15 11:26:48 AM Jake
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* AuthorExistenceFailure: An ''epic'' example; Captain Johns died while writing ''Biggles Does Some Homework'', and lost consciousness at his desk '''''mid-sentence'''''. That's dedication.
21st Sep '14 4:00:44 PM john_e
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Added DiffLines:
* AlphaStrike: The WW1 equivalent is a "Zone Call", which Biggles uses on a wood concealing German troops.
20th Sep '14 10:58:06 PM TVRulezAgain
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Biggles was heavily deconstructed and subverted - most egregiously in the character of foul-mouthed alcoholic working-class Brummie Major Wooley, in DerekRobinson's trilogy of UsefulNotes/WW1 fighter pilot novels.
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Biggles was heavily deconstructed and subverted - most egregiously in the character of foul-mouthed alcoholic working-class Brummie Major Wooley, in DerekRobinson's Creator/DerekRobinson's trilogy of UsefulNotes/WW1 fighter pilot novels.
5th May '14 12:31:49 PM HudsonHawk
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* BadassBoast: In ''Biggles: Adventures in Time'', as Jim protests Biggles getting in the pilot seat of a 1980s Metropolitan Police Helicopter: --> ''Biggles'': If you can fly a Sopwith Camel, you can fly ''anything.'' ** [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome And he does.]]
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* BadassBoast: *BadassBoast: In ''Biggles: Adventures in Time'', as Jim protests Biggles getting in the pilot seat of a 1980s Metropolitan Police Helicopter: --> ''Biggles'': '''Biggles''': If you can fly a Sopwith Camel, you can fly ''anything.'' ** [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome **[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome And he does.]]
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