History Literature / DeadSpaceMartyr

5th Mar '16 4:52:27 AM CharlesPhipps
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* BeliefMakesYouStupid: A DownplayedTrope example as the Marker is causing people to go insane. Nevertheless, every believer of Unitology is shown to be completely impervious to reality.
5th Mar '16 4:48:32 AM CharlesPhipps
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* SenselessSacrifice: [[spoiler: Michael sinks the Marker again but this does nothing to prevent the cult from digging it back up.]]



* StopWorshipoingMe: Michael Altman is made the Prophet of Unitology by the Marker despite the fact he considers the idea of it being divine ridiculous.

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* StopWorshipoingMe: StopWorshippingMe: Michael Altman is made the Prophet of Unitology by the Marker despite the fact he considers the idea of it being divine ridiculous.
5th Mar '16 4:47:46 AM CharlesPhipps
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* AmbiguousSituation: While it seems likely the spirits are just employing ReversePsychology like the vision of Nicole in ''Dead Space 2'', there's some indication the Dead genuinely just want the Marker to be left alone in order to prevent Convergence. Michael dismisses this possibility as do the believers, treating the ghosts and Marker as one in the same.



* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler:Markoff and Stevens kill Michael Altman in a nightmare-inducingly cruel manner, and unless they appear in a future story, the bastards get away with it, presumably living the high life of having millions of deceived humans believing their every word.]]

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* GodIsEvil: Michael speculates humanity was created by the Markers via genetic manipulation.
* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler:Markoff and Stevens kill Michael Altman in a nightmare-inducingly cruel manner, and unless they appear in a future story, the bastards get away with it, presumably living the high life of having millions of deceived humans believing their every word.]]]] There's perhaps some satisfaction in the inner circle of Unitology being ''dead wrong'' about their beliefs but this doesn't come to roost until centuries later.
* NotQuiteTheRightThing: Michael Altman is frequently told by the visions he receives to leave the Marker alone but decides the best way to sabotage his employers' plans for it is to hold a press conference which announces the object's presence to the world. After that, there's no way to cover it up.
* PathOfInspiration: Unitology is created by the Marker influencing the minds of worshipers via its role in creating mankind as well as use of the dead to speak to people. Michael speculates the Marker is using the memories of the dead to communicate but this is oddly contradictory to its goals.



* WrittenByTheWinners: [[spoiler:Michael Altman gets this treatment in supplemental materials. In-universe he's portrayed as a visionary leader who believes that the Marker is the key to convergence, can end all conflict, and is capable of enlightening humanity. In truth, he wanted little to do with Unitology and simply wanted to let the scientific community study the Marker. His death also utilizes this trope, he is stated to have been assassinated by the Government to suppress the truth. This is a half-truth. He was indeed assassinated by Government agents, but only so they could use Unitology to jumpstart what they believed to be the next stage of human evolution which involves turning everyone into Necromorphs.]]

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* StopWorshipoingMe: Michael Altman is made the Prophet of Unitology by the Marker despite the fact he considers the idea of it being divine ridiculous.
* TraumaCongaLine: Michael goes through one of these [[spoiler: which ends in his death.]]
* WrittenByTheWinners: [[spoiler:Michael Altman gets this treatment in supplemental materials. In-universe he's portrayed as a visionary leader who believes that the Marker is the key to convergence, can end all conflict, and is capable of enlightening humanity. In truth, he wanted little to do with Unitology and simply wanted to let the scientific community study the Marker. His death also utilizes this trope, he is stated to have been assassinated by the Government to suppress the truth. This is a half-truth. He was indeed assassinated by Government agents, but only so they could use Unitology to jumpstart what they believed to be the next stage of human evolution which involves turning everyone into Necromorphs.]]]]

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12th Dec '14 6:05:33 PM Mullon
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''Dead Space: Martyr'' is a TieInNovel novel set in the ''Franchise/DeadSpace'' universe, written by B.K. Evenson. It is a {{Prequel}} taking place long before the rest of the series, and reveals the history of Michael Altman, the head figure of the [[ChurchOfHappyology Church of Unitology]], and his discovery of the Black Marker, the first evidence of alien life.

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''Dead Space: Martyr'' is a TieInNovel novel set in the ''Franchise/DeadSpace'' universe, written by B.K. Evenson. It is a {{Prequel}} taking place long before the rest of the series, and reveals the history of Michael Altman, the head figure of the [[ChurchOfHappyology Church of Unitology]], and his discovery of the Black Marker, the first evidence of alien life.
12th Dec '14 5:17:27 PM Mullon
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''Dead Space: Martyr'' is a tie-in novel set in the ''Franchise/DeadSpace'' universe, written by B.K. Evenson. It is a {{Prequel}} taking place long before the rest of the series, and reveals the history of Michael Altman, the head figure of the [[ChurchOfHappyology Church of Unitology]], and his discovery of the Black Marker, the first evidence of alien life.

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''Dead Space: Martyr'' is a tie-in TieInNovel novel set in the ''Franchise/DeadSpace'' universe, written by B.K. Evenson. It is a {{Prequel}} taking place long before the rest of the series, and reveals the history of Michael Altman, the head figure of the [[ChurchOfHappyology Church of Unitology]], and his discovery of the Black Marker, the first evidence of alien life.
2nd May '14 9:20:45 AM Thecommander236
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* WrittenByTheWinners: [[spoiler:Michael Altman gets this treatment in supplemental materials. In-universe he's portrayed as a visionary leader who believes the the Marker is the key to convergence and the end of all conflict and human enlightenment. In truth, he wanted little to do with Unitology and simply wanted to let the scientific community study the Marker. His death also utilizes this trope, he is stated to have been assassinated by the Government to suppress the truth. This is half-right as he was indeed assassinated by Government agents but only so they could use Unitology to what they believed to be the next stage of human evolution by turning them all into Necromorphs.]]

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* WrittenByTheWinners: [[spoiler:Michael Altman gets this treatment in supplemental materials. In-universe he's portrayed as a visionary leader who believes the that the Marker is the key to convergence convergence, can end all conflict, and the end is capable of all conflict and human enlightenment.enlightening humanity. In truth, he wanted little to do with Unitology and simply wanted to let the scientific community study the Marker. His death also utilizes this trope, he is stated to have been assassinated by the Government to suppress the truth. This is half-right as he a half-truth. He was indeed assassinated by Government agents agents, but only so they could use Unitology to jumpstart what they believed to be the next stage of human evolution by which involves turning them all everyone into Necromorphs.]]
2nd May '14 9:13:36 AM Thecommander236
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* Downer Ending: From the last two pages of the final chapter and all through the epilogue, things just get worse and worse. [[spoiler:Altman escapes the sinking, necromorph-infested research facility only to be betrayed and nearly killed by another survivor. Then he's saved by the people he fought against, mentally broken by hallucinations he experiences in solitary confinement, finds out his girlfriend was murdered by his captors, finds out he will be used as a martyr to advance their goals, and finally fed to a necromorph made of the man who killed his girlfriend.]]

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* Downer Ending: DownerEnding: From the last two pages of the final chapter and all through the epilogue, things just get worse and worse. [[spoiler:Altman escapes the sinking, necromorph-infested research facility only to be betrayed and nearly killed by another survivor. Then he's saved by the people he fought against, mentally broken by hallucinations he experiences in solitary confinement, finds out his girlfriend was murdered by his captors, finds out he will be used as a martyr to advance their goals, and finally fed to a necromorph made of the man who killed his girlfriend.]]
1st Jul '13 9:36:48 AM TrstN01
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* Downer Ending: From the last two pages of the final chapter and all through the epilogue, things just get worse and worse. [[spolier:Altman escapes the sinking, necromorph-infested research facility only to be betrayed and nearly killed by another survivor. Then he's saved by the people he fought against, mentally broken by hallucinations he experiences in solitary confinement, finds out his girlfriend was murdered by his captors, finds out he will be used as a martyr to advance their goals, and finally fed to a necromorph made of the man who killed his girlfriend.]]

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* Downer Ending: From the last two pages of the final chapter and all through the epilogue, things just get worse and worse. [[spolier:Altman [[spoiler:Altman escapes the sinking, necromorph-infested research facility only to be betrayed and nearly killed by another survivor. Then he's saved by the people he fought against, mentally broken by hallucinations he experiences in solitary confinement, finds out his girlfriend was murdered by his captors, finds out he will be used as a martyr to advance their goals, and finally fed to a necromorph made of the man who killed his girlfriend.]]
1st Jul '13 9:34:53 AM TrstN01
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* Downer Ending: From the last two pages of the final chapter and all through the epilogue, things just get worse and worse. [[spolier:Altman escapes the sinking, necromorph-infested research facility only to be betrayed and nearly killed by another survivor. Then he's saved by the people he fought against, mentally broken by hallucinations he experiences in solitary confinement, finds out his girlfriend was murdered by his captors, finds out he will be used as a martyr to advance their goals, and finally fed to a necromorph made of the man who killed his girlfriend.]]



* PsychicLink: The novel pretty much confirms that the Marker actively and intelligently tries to contain Necromorph outbreaks, and usually do this by creating hallucinations of dead loved ones.

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* PsychicLink: The novel pretty much confirms that the Marker actively and intelligently tries to contain Necromorph outbreaks, and usually do this by creating hallucinations of dead loved ones. Although it is also proposed that the hallucinations are our brains' way of telling us that the Marker is bad news.
10th Feb '13 9:03:33 AM Gregzilla
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* BadassBookworm: For an anthropologist Michael Altman is a very capable fighter.

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* BadassBookworm: For an anthropologist Michael Altman is a very capable fighter.fighter, [[{{Foil}} not unlike Isaac Clarke]].
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