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24th Apr '16 10:12:18 AM Sharlee
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* {{Planimal}}: A whole bunch of Midworld species [[spoiler: including the furcots]].
22nd Apr '16 5:45:50 AM Sharlee
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* SummonBiggerFish: Born saves the Home Tree via this trope, by luring in the only jungle menace capable of challenging the Akadi: [[spoiler: another swarm of Akadi]].
18th Mar '16 10:08:50 AM Theriocephalus
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* BeePeople: Inverted in the thranx, which used to have an ant-like social structure, but re-evolved the capacity for all females to breed in the course of becoming sentient.

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* BeePeople: Inverted in Averted by the thranx, which used to have an ant-like social structure, but re-evolved the capacity for all females to breed in the course of becoming sentient.
18th Dec '15 4:07:38 PM Discar
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* [[MacguffinGirl Macguffin Alien]]: Abalamahalamatandra, from ''The End of the Matter''. He's a NighInvulnerable, apparently [[ObfuscatingInsanity whimsically insane]] alien whose purpose in existing is nothing more than to tell people where to find the Hur'rikku [[LostSuperweapon anticollapsar device]]... [[spoiler:and to activate it]].
9th Dec '15 1:04:52 PM RookEncounte
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* LaserGuidedAmnesia: The process of mindwipe surgically removes memories from the victim's brain, leaving them "cured" but a [[EmptyShell shell]] of their former selves. Said to be used in only the most {{egregious}} of cases.

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* LaserGuidedAmnesia: The process of mindwipe (which the Church agents use) surgically removes memories from the victim's brain, leaving them "cured" but a [[EmptyShell shell]] of their former selves. Said to be used in only the most {{egregious}} of cases.
18th Apr '15 9:56:06 PM SharleeD
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** Getting spat on by Pip isn't exactly a tidy way to die, what with the corrosive venom that will eat its way into your eyes and face, and all.
12th Dec '14 9:20:36 PM Mullane
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* '''Cachalot''': A loosely connected series of novels set on the water world of Cachalot, where all the Cetacea [[note]]whales[[/note]] were transplanted from Earth to make amends for their near-extinction.

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* '''Cachalot''': A loosely connected series of novels novel set on the water world of Cachalot, where all the Cetacea [[note]]whales[[/note]] were transplanted from Earth to make amends for their near-extinction.
24th Oct '14 12:30:59 PM Fighteer
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* AlienNonInterferenceClause: The Commonwealth has one of these a-la ''Franchise/StarTrek'', providing rules of conduct when dealing with species that haven't developed spaceflight on their own. Like all such rules, it exists mainly to be bent or broken by the protagonists. Sometimes coupled with placing a planet or species [[{{Unperson}} Under Edict]] so nobody stumbles upon them accidentally. In one particular case (the Ulru-Ujurrians), this was used not to protect the InnocentAliens from Commonwealth society, but vice versa.

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* AlienNonInterferenceClause: The Commonwealth has one of these a-la ''Franchise/StarTrek'', providing rules of conduct when dealing with species that haven't developed spaceflight interstellar travel on their own. Like all such rules, it exists mainly to be bent or broken by the protagonists. Sometimes coupled with placing a planet or species [[{{Unperson}} Under Edict]] so nobody stumbles upon them accidentally. In one particular case (the Ulru-Ujurrians), this was used not to protect the InnocentAliens from Commonwealth society, but vice versa.
24th Oct '14 12:30:38 PM Fighteer
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* AbusingTheKardashevScaleForFunAndProfit: The scale of technological capability of the various precursor races ranges from the Tar-Aiym and Hur'rikku, who can construct planet-sized starships and/or artificial black holes, to the Xunca, who can manipulate entire galaxies.
* ActionBomb: As Flinx gains more control over his powers, he sometimes tries to use his SuperPowerMeltdown offensively, with [[PowerIncontinence varying degrees of success]], and occasionally [[ForgotAboutHisPowers forgetting about it completely]] when it's inconvenient to the plot.

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* AbusingTheKardashevScaleForFunAndProfit: The scale of technological capability of the various precursor races ranges from the Tar-Aiym and Hur'rikku, who can construct planet-sized starships and/or artificial black holes, to the Xunca, who can manipulate entire galaxies.
galaxies and send planets to alternate dimensions..
* ActionBomb: As Flinx gains more control over his powers, he sometimes tries to use his SuperPowerMeltdown offensively, with [[PowerIncontinence varying degrees of success]], and occasionally [[ForgotAboutHisPowers forgetting forgets about it completely]] when it's inconvenient to the plot.
14th Aug '14 8:38:44 AM Fighteer
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* LongRunnerTechMarchesOn: The early Flinx novels have him accessing information on microfiche. A mere ten years later, the Commonwealth has AI storing data in quantum memory cells.

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* LongRunnerTechMarchesOn: The early Flinx novels have him accessing information on microfiche. A mere ten in-universe years later, the Commonwealth has AI storing globally networked data in quantum memory cells.storage facilities overseen by sapient AI.
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