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23rd Jul '16 3:04:26 PM Sharlee
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* EmptyShell: One villain from the Icerigger subseries chooses to die rather than be mindwiped for his crimes, because he believes the process will invoke this trope upon him rather than just change him into a good citizen.
23rd Jul '16 12:44:01 PM Sharlee
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* CoolShip: The ''Icerigger'', of the same series -- literally a giant raft on skates used to cross the frozen seas of Tran-ky-ky.

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* CoolShip: The ''Icerigger'', ''Slanderscree'', of the same series Icerigger subseries -- literally a giant raft on skates used to cross the frozen seas of Tran-ky-ky.
23rd Jul '16 12:39:38 PM Sharlee
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* MurderInc: The Quarm are a feared guild of assassins whose creed, apart from ruthless efficiency, is that they never fail to kill a target. Flinx and his allies may be the sole claimants to have successfully defeated them.

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* MurderInc: The Quarm are a feared guild of assassins whose creed, apart from ruthless efficiency, is that they never fail to kill a target. Flinx and his allies may be are among the sole few claimants to have successfully defeated them.them, as is [[spoiler: Williams]] from the Icerigger subseries.
22nd Jul '16 10:34:45 PM Sharlee
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* DeadlyEnvironmentPrison: How to imprison a bunch of human lawbreakers on frigid Tran-ky-ky? Herd them into a heated but isolated warehouse, take away all but the minimum of clothing, and don't even bother to lock the door.
22nd Jul '16 2:55:25 PM Sharlee
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* HostileTerraforming: Attempted by the villains of ''The Deluge Drivers'', to convert Tran-ky-ky from an ice world to a human-habitable one. In a twist, this would [[BizarreSeasons happen naturally]] several thousand years in the future, but the culprits don't want to wait and would cause a change too swift for the native Tran to endure.
22nd Jul '16 2:51:50 PM Sharlee
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* BizarreSeasons: Tran-ky-ky alternates between a frozen [[SingleBiomePlanet ice world]] and a tropical climate over the course of tens of thousands of years.
22nd Jul '16 2:45:08 PM Sharlee
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** The Tran from the ''Icerigger'' subseries move using their "chiv" skate-claws, propelled by the "dan" sails beneath their arms.

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** The Tran from the ''Icerigger'' subseries move using their "chiv" skate-claws, propelled by the "dan" sails beneath their arms. Many other life forms of Tran-Ky-Ky use sails to glide across the ice on padded feet or mucus-coated bellies.
15th Jul '16 7:13:50 AM Sharlee
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* MentalFusion: Commonwealth stingships are piloted by one human and one thranx, mentally linked to one another and their ship. Sophisticated battle-drugs enhance the human's [[TheBerserker killing instincts]] and the thranx's [[TheSpock calculating dispassion]], effectively letting them operate as two halves of a single brain and pinpoint the optimum moment for a devastating attack.
14th Jul '16 6:48:37 AM Sharlee
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* TrailOfBreadcrumbs: Beset by kidnappers, Mother Mastiff douses herself with perfume, allowing Pip to scent-track her captors' route out of the city.
13th Jul '16 5:55:01 AM hullflyer
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* DecoyProtagonist: Trellenberg in ''Quofum'', who's the main viewpoint character for the first half of the book, up unttl [[spoiler: he's killed by the Quarm infiltrator]].

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* DecoyProtagonist: Trellenberg in ''Quofum'', who's the main viewpoint character for the first half of the book, up unttl [[spoiler: he's until [[spoiler:he's killed by the Quarm infiltrator]].
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