History Literature / HumanxCommonwealth

7th Apr '18 5:37:43 PM nombretomado
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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.

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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}} JustForFun/{{egregious}} of cases.
23rd Oct '17 8:41:29 AM Fighteer
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* LastOfHisKind: Peot, the Tar-Aiym Guardian. At one point it is suggested that Abalamahalamatandra is the last Hur'rikku, but this theory is quelled. He is the last ''something'', though, even if it's just a LivingMacGuffin.

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* LastOfHisKind: LastOfHisKind:
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Peot, the Tar-Aiym Guardian. Guardian, is sealed inside a stasis field and put in command of the fleet sent to contain the Vom. He is awakened through Flinx's intervention to fight it one final time, after which he [[spoiler:commits suicide]].
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At one point it is suggested that Abalamahalamatandra is the last Hur'rikku, but this theory is quelled. He is quelled as he's the last ''something'', though, even if it's just wrong shape and turns out later to be a LivingMacGuffin.construct instead of a natural organic being.



* LivingRelic: Peot, the Tar-Aiym Guardian, from ''Bloodhype''. Five hundred thousand years old and the LastOfHisKind, after his task of defeating the Vom is concluded, he commits suicide.

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* LivingRelic: Peot, the Tar-Aiym Guardian, from ''Bloodhype''. Five hundred thousand years old and the LastOfHisKind, after his task of defeating the Vom is concluded, he commits suicide.[[spoiler:commits suicide]].
23rd Oct '17 8:38:44 AM Fighteer
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* KickTheDog: Too many villainous moments to list (Conda Challis, anyone?), but Flinx gets his own DesignatedHero moment in ''Reunion'' when he uses his projective empathy to infiltrate the Terran Shell.

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* KickTheDog: Too many villainous moments to list (Conda Challis, anyone?), but KickTheDog:
** Dominic Rose casually murders a songbird by crushing it within its cage, as a way of expressing his anger.
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Flinx gets his own DesignatedHero moment has an anti-heroic dog-kicking episode in ''Reunion'' when he uses his projective empathy to infiltrate the Terran Shell.Shell by convincing one of its engineers that she's in love with him.
23rd Oct '17 8:36:25 AM Fighteer
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* InstantSedation: Used more than once, but most prominently in ''Bloodhype'', when Kitten Kai-Sung, Mal, and Porsupah infiltrate the [=AAnn=] enclave on Repler using pistols that fire {{Tranquillizer Dart}}s.

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* InstantSedation: Used more than once, but most prominently in ''Bloodhype'', when Kitten Kai-Sung, Mal, and Porsupah infiltrate the [=AAnn=] enclave on Repler using pistols that fire {{Tranquillizer Dart}}s. They note that the darts aren't exactly instantaneous, but do contain a drug that interrupts short-term memory, so victims won't remember getting shot.
23rd Oct '17 8:29:57 AM Fighteer
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** In ''Orphan Star'', Flinx visits Earth and sees thranx body surfing. Later novels (by publication date) establish that thranx have breathing spicules on their abdomens and would therefore drown in two feet of water, plus they are not buoyant. Possibly the surfers were using floatation devices and the equivalent of snorkels?

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** In ''Orphan Star'', Flinx visits Earth and sees thranx body surfing. Later novels (by publication date) establish that thranx have breathing spicules on their abdomens and would therefore drown in two feet of water, plus they are not buoyant. Possibly the surfers were using floatation devices and the equivalent of snorkels?
23rd Oct '17 8:28:21 AM Fighteer
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** Skua September makes his entrance in ''Flinx in Flux'' wielding a vehicle-mounted military laser as a handgun and is described as a giant.
** Malcolm Hammurabi, while normally mild-mannered, is intimidatingly large, and breaks the bones of a warehouse thief entirely by accident. He's no dummy, but Kitten Kai-Sung refers to him on various occasions as a "man-mountain" and a "giant oaf".
** Bran Tse-Mallory is unusually large even given the usual differences between human and thranx, acting as the brute force to Truzenzuzex' guile. When he meets up with Skua September in ''Flinx in Flux'', the two briefly square off before deciding not to risk injuring each other.

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** Skua September makes his entrance in ''Flinx in Flux'' ''The End of the Matter'' wielding a vehicle-mounted military laser as a handgun and is described as a giant.
** Malcolm Hammurabi, Hammurabi from ''Bloodhype'', while normally mild-mannered, is intimidatingly large, and breaks the bones of a warehouse thief entirely by accident. He's no dummy, but Kitten Kai-Sung refers to him on various occasions as a "man-mountain" and a "giant oaf".
** Bran Tse-Mallory is unusually large even given the usual differences between human and thranx, acting as the brute force to Truzenzuzex' guile. When he meets up with Skua September in ''Flinx in Flux'', ''The End of the Matter'', the two briefly square off before deciding not to risk injuring each other.



* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Abalamahalamatandra, who acts with a complete disregard for danger and speaks in a neverending flow of gibberish, [[ObfuscatingInsanity creating the impression]] of a whimsically brain-damaged alien puppy.

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* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Abalamahalamatandra, who Abalamahalamatandra from ''The End of the Matter'' acts with a complete disregard for danger and speaks in a neverending flow of gibberish, [[ObfuscatingInsanity creating the impression]] of a whimsically brain-damaged alien puppy.
23rd Oct '17 8:26:15 AM Fighteer
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** Skua September makes his entrance wielding a vehicle-mounted military laser as a handgun and is described as a giant.
** Malcolm Hammurabi, while normally mild-mannered, is intimidatingly large, and breaks the bones of a warehouse thief entirely by accident. Kitten Kai-Sung refers to him on various occasions as a "man-mountain" and a "giant oaf".

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** Skua September makes his entrance in ''Flinx in Flux'' wielding a vehicle-mounted military laser as a handgun and is described as a giant.
** Malcolm Hammurabi, while normally mild-mannered, is intimidatingly large, and breaks the bones of a warehouse thief entirely by accident. He's no dummy, but Kitten Kai-Sung refers to him on various occasions as a "man-mountain" and a "giant oaf".
23rd Oct '17 8:25:14 AM Fighteer
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* BigDamnHeroes: Start counting the number of times one or more characters get rescued in this manner. You'll be at it a while.
* BigGuy: Skua September and Malcolm Hammurabi are both regarded as giants, and are happy to play the role. Bran Tse-Mallory is no shorty, either, but he pales by comparison with the other two.

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* BigDamnHeroes: Start counting the number of times one or more characters get rescued in this manner. You'll be at it a while.
* BigGuy:
BigGuy:
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Skua September makes his entrance wielding a vehicle-mounted military laser as a handgun and is described as a giant.
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Malcolm Hammurabi are both regarded as giants, Hammurabi, while normally mild-mannered, is intimidatingly large, and are happy to play breaks the role. bones of a warehouse thief entirely by accident. Kitten Kai-Sung refers to him on various occasions as a "man-mountain" and a "giant oaf".
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Bran Tse-Mallory is no shorty, either, but unusually large even given the usual differences between human and thranx, acting as the brute force to Truzenzuzex' guile. When he pales by comparison meets up with Skua September in ''Flinx in Flux'', the other two.two briefly square off before deciding not to risk injuring each other.
23rd Oct '17 8:09:47 AM Fighteer
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"Humanx Commonwealth" is the general name given to a series of novels and short stories written by Creator/AlanDeanFoster that is set in a common [[TheVerse science fiction universe]]. The setting was introduced in Foster's first published novel, ''The Tar-Aiym Krang'', and has been the star franchise of his decades-long writing career. It has heavy roots in SpaceOpera as well as SpeculativeFiction.

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"Humanx Commonwealth" Humanx Commonwealth is the general name given to a series of novels and short stories written by Creator/AlanDeanFoster that is set in a common [[TheVerse science fiction universe]]. The setting was introduced in Foster's first published novel, ''The Tar-Aiym Krang'', and has been the star franchise of his decades-long writing career. It has heavy roots in SpaceOpera as well as SpeculativeFiction.
23rd Oct '17 8:09:32 AM Fighteer
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The ''Humanx Commonwealth'' is the general name given to a series of novels and short stories written by Creator/AlanDeanFoster that is set in a common [[TheVerse science fiction universe]]. The setting was introduced in Foster's first published novel, ''The Tar-Aiym Krang'', and has been the star franchise of his decades-long writing career. It has heavy roots in SpaceOpera as well as SpeculativeFiction.

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The ''Humanx Commonwealth'' "Humanx Commonwealth" is the general name given to a series of novels and short stories written by Creator/AlanDeanFoster that is set in a common [[TheVerse science fiction universe]]. The setting was introduced in Foster's first published novel, ''The Tar-Aiym Krang'', and has been the star franchise of his decades-long writing career. It has heavy roots in SpaceOpera as well as SpeculativeFiction.
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