History Literature / GalacticMilieu

26th Feb '15 7:33:44 AM Koveras
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The Galactic Milieu Series by Julian May describes the struggle of the most powerful of the human metapsychics and their interaction with a galactic confederation of exotic beings.

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The Galactic Milieu Series by Julian May Creator/JulianMay describes the struggle of the most powerful of the human metapsychics and their interaction with a galactic confederation of exotic beings.
8th Dec '14 10:41:21 PM Ramidel
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* ArtificialHuman: The "nonborn" are artificially inseminated, then grown and delivered to term in [[UterineReplicator Uterine Replicators]].
8th Dec '14 10:38:22 PM Ramidel
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* {{AGodAmI}}: What a paramount grand master becomes when using 600x cerebroenergetic enhancement equipment. While the Milieu states that its reasons for banning the equipment is because of the hazards to the operators, the real reason is that nobody is mentally mature enough to wield what basically boils down to the power of a physical god.

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* {{AGodAmI}}: What a paramount grand master becomes when AGodAmI: Mental Man is repeatedly referred to using 600x cerebroenergetic enhancement equipment. While capitalized pronouns, like the Milieu states that its reasons for banning the equipment is because of the hazards to the operators, the real reason is that nobody is mentally mature enough to wield what basically boils down to the power of a physical god.Judeo-Christian God.



* EvilutionaryBiologist - Marc Remillard

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* EvilutionaryBiologist - Marc RemillardRemillard is obsessed with creating a new HumanSubspecies of metapsychic paramounts through careful application of eugenics.


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* HumanSubspecies: A sort of metaphorical one. "Homo summus" ("high man") is a reference to humans who have abandoned physical incarnation and exist solely as brains or mental beings. Jack the Bodiless is the first example, but this is also the end goal of [[spoiler: the Mental Man project, and the end form of Marc Remillard]]. The term "[[EvolutionaryLevels homo superior]]" is also used to refer to operants.


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* PhysicalGod: Paramount operants, when equipped with 600x cerebroenergetic enhancers, are capable of wrecking planets with their minds (especially in metaconcert). Even without Marc's tech, though, they're capable of warping reality in their immediate area.


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* TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized: Marc Remillard is quite aware that the only way that the Rebels will be allowed to secede from the Milieu is if they win their independence by force of arms, and is willing to [[spoiler: wipe out planets and create abominations of mental power in the lab]] if that's what it takes to get the Milieu to leave humanity alone.


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** Atoning Unifex tells the other Lylmik that the Metapsychic Rebellion has to happen, with all the loss of life that this entails, for humanity to finally Unify.
8th Dec '14 10:19:32 PM Ramidel
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* BenevolentAlienInvasion: Whether this trope is in effect provides one of the central conflicts of the series. The Intervention almost indisputably saved humanity from destruction through civil war, but the majority of humanity is simply not on board with the creation of Unity, and are still bitter about the Simbiari taking over and suppressing their freedom of speech, assembly and religion for several decades.



* ImprobableAge - Some of the really powerful humans (Marc, Jack and Dorothée) are admitted to the Concilium at sixteen. Admittedly Jack and Marc are insanely smart and Dorothée isn't far behind, but they're certainly not adults.

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* ImprobableAge - Some of the really powerful humans (Marc, Jack and Dorothée) are admitted to the Concilium at sixteen. Admittedly Jack and Marc are insanely smart and Dorothée isn't far behind, but This is because they're certainly not all extremely powerful paramount metapsychics and mentally far beyond most adults.



* PowerPerversionPotential - It's explicitly stated that metaphysic powers are used by many operants to enhance sex.

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* PowerPerversionPotential - It's explicitly stated that metaphysic metapsychic powers are used by many operants to enhance sex.sex, to the point where an encounter between Jack and Diamond Mask is eventually performed purely through metacreative stimulation while Jack is in brain form.



* WhamLine - See {{Cliffhanger}}.

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* WhamLine - See {{Cliffhanger}}.{{Cliffhanger}}.
* WhatMeasureIsANonSuper: Non-operant humans have no voice in their own government; while the majority of humanity is strongly opposed to Unity and supports the rebellion, only the operants matter (and a firm majority of operants back Unity). Even the Intervention was done by the request of a metaconcert of operants; no one else was asked if they wanted to be taken over by the Simbiari.
23rd Nov '14 2:48:09 AM nalbers
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* {{AGodAmI}}: What a paramount grand master becomes when using 600x cerebroenergetic enhancement equipment. While the Milieu states that its reasons for banning the equipment is because of the hazards to the operators, the real reason is that nobody is mentally mature enough to wield what basically boils down to the power of a physical god.
1st Jul '14 3:44:41 AM Doc_Loki
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** Only operant metapsychics HAVE to assimilate, ordinary humans are mostly left to their own devices, unless they're violent criminals. Of course, the definition of "violent criminal" gets revised steadily downward over time.

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** Only operant metapsychics HAVE to assimilate, ordinary humans are mostly left to their own devices, unless they're violent criminals. Of course, the definition of "violent criminal" gets revised steadily downward over time. Ordinary humans are also slowly being bred out, as more and more children are born metapsychic each year.
27th Jun '14 7:20:38 PM Lucifedes
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** By the end of 'Magnificat', Marc can be said to be responsible for the death of a whole lot of family members. [[spoiler: Four siblings: Matthieu, Maddy, Jack, Cyndia. On the executive focus team, who die at the end of the Rebellion, are his uncles Severin and Adrien, his aunt Catherine, and his theoretical father-in-law, Rory Muldowney. And on Jack's side are Paul and Dorothea, his father and his sister-in-law.]]



* [[IvyLeagueForEveryone Dartmouth For Everyone]] - Although [[JustifiedTrope justified]] because the Remillards and Macdonald that go there are all incredibly clever anyway.



* [[IvyLeagueForEveryone Dartmouth For Everyone]] - Although [[JustifiedTrope justified]] because the Remillards and Macdonald that go there are all incredibly clever anyway.

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* [[IvyLeagueForEveryone Dartmouth For Everyone]] FamilyDisunion - Although [[JustifiedTrope justified]] because the The Remillards get together for Christmas 2078... [[spoiler: and Macdonald that go there are all incredibly clever anyway.the Dynasty try to exorcise Denis, who is unknowingly Fury.]]



* InsatiableNewlyweds - Marc takes a few months off Rebel business just after he and Cyndia marry. He doesn't recover until Cyndia tells him she's pregnant.



* KissingCousins - Adrienne refers to Caroline and Dougie in ''Jack the Bodiless'', and she herself is trying to hide her crush on Marc. Paul and Teresa are cousins of a sort, sharing Don as a grandfather. [[spoiler: The Hydras.]]

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* KissingCousins - Adrienne refers to Caroline and Dougie in ''Jack the Bodiless'', and she herself is trying to hide her crush on Marc. Paul and Teresa are cousins of a sort, cousins, sharing Don as a grandfather. [[spoiler: The Hydras.]]


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* SurpriseIncest - Paul's affair with Laura Tremblay [[spoiler: produces Cyndia, and she and Marc find out a couple of years into their marriage that they're actually half-siblings. They don't really care.]]
* TangledFamilyTree - Mostly because of the incest. Don is Denis' father, and thus the ancestor of the Dynasty, but he's also the father of Annarita Latimer, making Teresa his granddaughter, and she marries Paul. [[Paul is also the grandfather both ways of Hagen and Cloud.]] There's a family tree printed in each book. It gets complicated.
1st Feb '14 9:08:52 AM rndmnmbr
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** The Simbiari also have a case of raging jealousy for Mankind's potential and apparent favored status, deplore Humanity's primitive ethical evolution, are outraged at their premature admission to the Milieu, and are completely unable to comprehend Man's relatively freewheeling and lackadaisical mental outlook. Realistically, any other race would have been better as Proctors (the Krondaku stolid and unflappable, the Poltroyans similar in evolution and sympathetic to Mankind, the Gi right out by their own self-admission, and the Lylmik ginned up the idea of admitting humanity by themselves); however, the very asshole nature of the Simbiari and their harsh treatment of Humanity [[FridgeBrilliance was a strong factor in causing the Metapsychic Rebellion, without which Marc would never have entered Exile and began his redemptive journey.]]
22nd Sep '13 10:57:46 AM JIKTV
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* AliensAreBastards [[OverlyLongTitle And Are Trying To Assimilate Our Race Into A Hive Mind In Which We Will Lose All Our Individuality]] - The Rebels believe this.

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* AliensAreBastards [[OverlyLongTitle [[LongTitle And Are Trying To Assimilate Our Race Into A Hive Mind In Which We Will Lose All Our Individuality]] - The Rebels believe this.
13th Jan '13 4:26:04 PM sagar
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* BadassBiker - Marc rides a CoolBike

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* BadassBiker - young Marc rides a CoolBike during his college days.


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* ChekhovsGun - A throwaway line from the first book, that parents are generally immune to their children's psychic powers. [[spoiler: this comes back in a ''big'' way when the Remillards attempt to exorcise Fury from Denis.]]
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