History Literature / GalacticMilieu

26th Jul '17 3:51:30 AM Ramidel
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* AssimilationPlot: Metapsychic humanity is to be evolved to "coadunation," in essence an altruistic racial unity, though not a HiveMind. Ordinary humans without operant abilities are allowed to remain separate so long as they don't become recidivist criminals, though the definition of "crime" is continually adjusted downward; those who won't get with the program are exiled, imprisoned, lobotomized or euthanized (and exile later stops being an option), and nonpsychic humanity is being slowly bred out. Operants are brought into coadunation; after the end of the Metapsychic Rebellion, there's no option B except for [[spoiler: Rogatien Remillard, who is allowed to remain the last Metapsychic Rebel in exchange for services rendered]].

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* AssimilationPlot: Metapsychic humanity is to be evolved to "coadunation," in essence an altruistic racial unity, though not a HiveMind. Ordinary humans without operant abilities are allowed to remain separate so long as they don't become recidivist criminals, though the definition of "crime" is continually adjusted downward; those who won't get with the program are exiled, imprisoned, lobotomized or euthanized (and exile later stops being an option), and nonpsychic humanity is being slowly bred out. Operants are brought into coadunation; coadunation, period; after the end of the Metapsychic Rebellion, there's no option B except for [[spoiler: Rogatien Remillard, who is allowed to remain the last Metapsychic Rebel in exchange for services rendered]].
26th Jul '17 3:49:59 AM Ramidel
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* BigBadEnsemble: There are two separate threats. One is Fury, who is [[spoiler: Denis' split personality]] and is largely out to wreck things, particularly the Remillard dynasty. The other is [[spoiler: Marc Remillard]], leader of the Metapsychic Rebellion and creator of Mental Man, who is out to prevent the forcible coadunation of humanity [[WellIntentionedExtremist by any means necessary]].
26th Jul '17 3:45:31 AM Ramidel
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* AssimilationPlot
** Most of humanity is to be evolved to "coadunation," in essence an altruistic racial unity, though not a HiveMind. It's mentioned that humanity will become imperfectly coadunate; humans unable or unwilling to get with the program are exiled, imprisoned, lobotomized or euthanized.
** 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.

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* AssimilationPlot
** Most of
AssimilationPlot: Metapsychic humanity is to be evolved to "coadunation," in essence an altruistic racial unity, though not a HiveMind. It's mentioned that humanity will Ordinary humans without operant abilities are allowed to remain separate so long as they don't become imperfectly coadunate; humans unable or unwilling to recidivist criminals, though the definition of "crime" is continually adjusted downward; those who won't get with the program are exiled, imprisoned, lobotomized or euthanized.
** 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
euthanized (and exile later stops being an option), and nonpsychic humanity is being slowly being bred out, as more and more children out. Operants are born metapsychic each year.brought into coadunation; after the end of the Metapsychic Rebellion, there's no option B except for [[spoiler: Rogatien Remillard, who is allowed to remain the last Metapsychic Rebel in exchange for services rendered]].
18th Dec '16 6:45:47 PM Discar
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* AManIsNotAVirgin - Rogi assumes in ''Diamond Mask'' that, somewhere along the list of the women that Marc sometimes took to parties, "the invincible Franco hormones had done their stuff." He finds out he's wrong.
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.
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