History Literature / FirebirdTrilogy

1st Mar '14 9:16:21 AM Nocturna
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** [[spoiler:Kinnor Caldwell]], of Lazarus, having been raised from the dead in front of his relatives to show Boh-Dabar's power and authority over death. crucifixion
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** [[spoiler:Kinnor Caldwell]], of Lazarus, having been raised from the dead in front of his relatives to show Boh-Dabar's power and authority over death. crucifixion

* SpareToTheThrone: This is why wastlings exist.
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* SpareToTheThrone: This is why wastlings exist.Wastelings exist solely so that there's a child to inherit even if the older children die.
24th Feb '14 6:16:58 AM ReaderAt2046
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* SpareToTheThrone: This is why wastlings exist.
5th Dec '13 9:13:28 PM Nocturna
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there's not enough parallels for him to be an expy of Paul—Paul wasn't a priest; Kiel never tried to kill anyone; Paul was post-crucifixion where as Kiel was pre-killing, etc.
** [[spoiler:Kinnor Caldwell]], of Lazarus, having been raised from the dead in front of his relatives to show Boh-Dabar's power and authority over death.
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** [[spoiler:Kinnor Caldwell]], of Lazarus, having been raised from the dead in front of his relatives to show Boh-Dabar's power and authority over death. crucifixion

*** This makes him an Expy of Paul, author of the letters that comprise the majority of the New Testament, who persecuted Christians as Saul of Tarsus until his conversion.
5th Dec '13 6:03:10 PM starjammer05
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*** This makes him an Expy of Paul, author of the letters that comprise the majority of the New Testament, who persecuted Christians as Saul of Tarsus until his conversion.
22nd Sep '13 12:32:36 PM Nocturna
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adding example
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* AlliterativeTitle: ''Fusion Fire''
2nd Jul '13 5:06:43 PM Nocturna
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expanding Zero Context Example, and removing the random apostrophes
* WhamEpisode'': Despite the sheer number of {{Foregone Conclusion}}s inherent in the premise, ''Daystar'' still pulls off a [[{{Pun}} cosmic-scale]] wham.
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* WhamEpisode'': WhamEpisode: Despite the sheer number of {{Foregone Conclusion}}s inherent in the premise, ''Daystar'' still pulls off a [[{{Pun}} cosmic-scale]] wham.wham at the end when [[spoiler:the entire universe is unmade and then re-made in perfection]].
2nd Jul '13 1:15:30 PM ZarbiNerada
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* WhamEpisode'': Despite the sheer number of {{Foregone Conclusion}}s inherent in the premise, ''Daystar'' still pulls off a [[{{Pun}} cosmic-scale]] wham.
17th Jun '13 2:36:29 PM Nocturna
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not actually an example—its purpose is not torture
While interrogating her via [[MindProbe mind access]], he realizes that they are perfectly connatural: their brains function in the exact same way, potentially enabling them to connect far more deeply than they could with anyone who was not connatural with them. Not wanting to lose the only person perfectly connatural with him, Brennen offers Firebird Federate asylum. Firebird is thus forced to choose between her desire to live and her proud loyalty to a country that demands her death.
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While interrogating her via [[MindProbe [[{{Telepathy}} mind access]], he realizes that they are perfectly connatural: their brains function in the exact same way, potentially enabling them to connect far more deeply than they could with anyone who was not connatural with them. Not wanting to lose the only person perfectly connatural with him, Brennen offers Firebird Federate asylum. Firebird is thus forced to choose between her desire to live and her proud loyalty to a country that demands her death.

* MindProbe: Both Sentinels and Shuhr/Mikuhrans are capable of this, although the Sentinels are only allowed to use it in very limited situations (such as for military interrogation).

* PsychicStatic: The only way for a non-telepath to defeat a telepathic MindProbe, usually in the form of concentrating on something uninteresting and irrelevant, such as boot heels.
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* PsychicStatic: The only way for a non-telepath to defeat a telepathic MindProbe, attempt to access their mind, usually in the form of concentrating on something uninteresting and irrelevant, such as boot heels.
1st Mar '13 6:23:02 AM Bissek
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* EnfantTerrible: Phoena was a wastling until the age of six, when her sister Lintess died. Firebird privately suspected that Phoena had murdered their sister, but could never prove it.
9th Feb '13 12:05:18 PM Nocturna
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missing end brackets
* PsychicPowers: This is the defining feature of the Sentinels and the Shuhr/Mikuhran. Their powers were gained through genetic modification. Specific abilities include {{Telepathy}} (with or without permission), [[TheEmpath sensing the emotions of everyone around them, [[MindOverMatter moving objects remotely]], CompellingVoice, EmotionSuppression, {{Psychic Block Defense}}s, pain suppression, and controlling what others perceive. See the individual trope entries for more detail.
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* PsychicPowers: This is the defining feature of the Sentinels and the Shuhr/Mikuhran. Their powers were gained through genetic modification. Specific abilities include {{Telepathy}} (with or without permission), [[TheEmpath sensing the emotions of everyone around them, them]], [[MindOverMatter moving objects remotely]], CompellingVoice, EmotionSuppression, {{Psychic Block Defense}}s, pain suppression, and controlling what others perceive. See the individual trope entries for more detail.
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