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2nd Apr '18 2:58:53 PM SeptimusHeap
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* AwesomeMcCoolname / NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Rhadamanth Nemes, and her three siblings Scylla, Gyges, and Briareus.

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* AwesomeMcCoolname / NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast:
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Rhadamanth Nemes, and her three siblings Scylla, Gyges, and Briareus.



* CurbstompBattle: Pretty much any time the [=TechnoCore=] is involved. Prominent in the second two books, with "Archangel-class" warships unceremoniously laying waste to almost everything they come up against. [[spoiler:The attack on the Startree is particularly heart-breaking, with millions of Ousters mobilizing to defend what is possibly mankind's greatest achievement in the setting being put to the sword by just a few dozen ships. There is not even a HopeSpot, just endless death and destruction.]]

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* CurbstompBattle: CurbstompBattle:
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Pretty much any time the [=TechnoCore=] is involved. Prominent in the second two books, with "Archangel-class" warships unceremoniously laying waste to almost everything they come up against. [[spoiler:The attack on the Startree is particularly heart-breaking, with millions of Ousters mobilizing to defend what is possibly mankind's greatest achievement in the setting being put to the sword by just a few dozen ships. There is not even a HopeSpot, just endless death and destruction.]]



* PlanetOfHats: There's the planet of the Jews (which suffers implied genocide), the planet of the Muslims (a backward, desert world [[spoiler:also genocide]]), the planet of the tree-worshipping Asians [[spoiler:which gets nuked]], the planet of the Palestinians (in a permanent state of rebellion; also, the planet in question is UsefulNotes/{{Mars}} -- yes, the one you know), the planet of the slums, the planet of the bureaucrats, the planet of the Catholics...
** To be fair, some of these are [[JustifiedTrope justified]] as being self-selected. For example Mars as home to the Palestinians is explicitly mentioned as their second stage of refugeedom, while many other planets were expressly established with some religious or ideological agenda e.g. Maui-Covenant (environmentalist Hawaiians playing nice with dolphins), Hebron (a ReplacementGoldfish for Israel, with its capital New Jerusalem standing in the place of the cosmopolitan urban Israel, and the rest of the planet largely taken up by scattered kibbutzim), [=MadredeDios=] (Latin American Catholic pioneers), Asquith (Brits, to the point of keeping UsefulNotes/TheHouseOfWindsor on the throne), and Madhya (a Hindu haven).

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* PlanetOfHats: There's the planet of the Jews (which suffers implied genocide), the planet of the Muslims (a backward, desert world [[spoiler:also genocide]]), the planet of the tree-worshipping Asians [[spoiler:which gets nuked]], the planet of the Palestinians (in a permanent state of rebellion; also, the planet in question is UsefulNotes/{{Mars}} -- yes, the one you know), the planet of the slums, the planet of the bureaucrats, the planet of the Catholics...
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Catholics and so on. To be fair, some of these are [[JustifiedTrope justified]] as being self-selected. For example Mars as home to the Palestinians is explicitly mentioned as their second stage of refugeedom, while many other planets were expressly established with some religious or ideological agenda e.g. Maui-Covenant (environmentalist Hawaiians playing nice with dolphins), Hebron (a ReplacementGoldfish for Israel, with its capital New Jerusalem standing in the place of the cosmopolitan urban Israel, and the rest of the planet largely taken up by scattered kibbutzim), [=MadredeDios=] (Latin American Catholic pioneers), Asquith (Brits, to the point of keeping UsefulNotes/TheHouseOfWindsor on the throne), and Madhya (a Hindu haven).



* TheWorfEffect: Nemmes actually manages to go something resembling even with [[spoiler:the Shrike, which previously engaged and summarily defeated a combined ground-air-space task force of tens of thousands in ''seconds''.]]
** [[spoiler:Later, her boss remarks that Nemes cheated. Later encounters have Shrike easily defeating her clone and the other two clones being sacrificed to take it out]].

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* TheWorfEffect: Nemmes actually manages to go something resembling even with [[spoiler:the Shrike, which previously engaged and summarily defeated a combined ground-air-space task force of tens of thousands in ''seconds''.]]
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]] [[spoiler:Later, her boss remarks that Nemes cheated. Later encounters have Shrike easily defeating her clone and the other two clones being sacrificed to take it out]].
8th Dec '17 8:34:58 PM JesseMB27
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* MeatSackRobot: The Cybrids in this series are human bodies remotely controlled by an AI.
11th Nov '17 10:54:34 PM Tallens
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* PsychicGLimpseOfDeath: The climax of ''The Rise of Endymion'' is Aenea broadcasting her torture and death to the whole of humanity (well, except for the tormentors themselves).
26th Oct '17 12:05:06 AM Omeganian
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** Nemes, when phase shifted, shows invulnerability second only to the Shrike. Even a laser measured in the gigawatts (stated to be the full energy output of a warship at TeamTaylorTechnology levels) does little more than seal her in.

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** Nemes, when phase shifted, shows invulnerability second only to the Shrike. Even a laser measured in the gigawatts (stated to be the full energy output of a warship at TeamTaylorTechnology TimTaylorTechnology levels) does little more than seal her in.
26th Oct '17 12:04:21 AM Omeganian
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** Nemes, when phase shifted, shows invulnerability second only to the Shrike. Even a laser measured in the gigawatts (Granted, De Soya was not shooting at full power to avoid boiling half the planet and the protagonists) does little more than seal her in.

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** Nemes, when phase shifted, shows invulnerability second only to the Shrike. Even a laser measured in the gigawatts (Granted, De Soya was not shooting at (stated to be the full power to avoid boiling half the planet and the protagonists) energy output of a warship at TeamTaylorTechnology levels) does little more than seal her in.
22nd Oct '17 8:45:05 AM TotemicHero
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The ''Hyperion Cantos'' is a series of four science fiction novels written by Creator/DanSimmons. In order, they are: ''Hyperion'', ''The Fall of Hyperion'', ''Endymion'', and ''The Rise of Endymion''. There is also a short story called ''Orphans of the Helix'', serving as kind of a DistantFinale.

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The ''Hyperion Cantos'' is a series of four science fiction novels written by Creator/DanSimmons. In order, they are: ''Hyperion'', ''The Fall of Hyperion'', ''Endymion'', and ''The Rise of Endymion''. There is also a short story called ''Orphans "Orphans of the Helix'', Helix", serving as kind of a DistantFinale.
7th Oct '17 10:43:28 AM nombretomado
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* AbusingTheKardashevScaleForFunAndProfit: The [[spoiler:Lions and Tigers and Bears]] are at ''least'' a Solid Type III, quite possibly higher.
14th Sep '17 11:48:31 AM MonkeysUnkle1
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** The Shrike.
7th Feb '17 2:45:15 PM Theriocephalus
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* FamousFamousFictional: Meina Gladstone is likened to Lincoln, Churchill or "Alvarez-Temp" as a leader.
** And UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler is frequently mentioned in the same breath as "Horace Glennon-Height".

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* FamousFamousFictional: Meina Gladstone is likened to Lincoln, Churchill or "Alvarez-Temp" as a leader.
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leader, and UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler is frequently mentioned in the same breath as "Horace Glennon-Height".



* FantasticReligiousWeirdness: A very heavy theme throughout the series. In the first two books, religions have gone through some Changes. The Roman Catholic Church for example, is almost dead, and have made Jesuit philosopher Teilhard de Chardin a saint, integrating his teachings heavily into the Catechism. Judaism, With Isreal destroyed, has "lost it's significance". And while many communities exist, the whole practice has become [[ReplacementGoldfish like a theme park]], according to Sol at least. A syncretic religion called "Zen Gnosticism, [[BeenThereShapedHistory created in part by Martin Silenus]], has evolved out of what was Christianity and Buddhism, and is apparently the most followed faith in the Hegemony. And Islam has become something called "High Islam".

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* FantasticReligiousWeirdness: A very heavy theme throughout the series. In the first two books, religions have gone through some Changes. changes. The Roman Catholic Church Church, for example, is almost dead, and have made Jesuit philosopher Teilhard de Chardin a saint, integrating his teachings heavily into the Catechism. Judaism, With Isreal with Israel destroyed, has "lost it's its significance". And while many communities exist, the whole practice has become [[ReplacementGoldfish like a theme park]], according to Sol at least. A syncretic religion called "Zen Gnosticism, Gnosticism", [[BeenThereShapedHistory created in part by Martin Silenus]], has evolved out of what was were Christianity and Buddhism, and is apparently the most followed faith in the Hegemony. And Islam has become something called "High Islam".



* PlanetOfHats: There's planet of the Jews (which suffers implied genocide), planet of the Muslims (a backward, desert world [[spoiler:also genocide]]), planet of the tree-worshipping Asians [[spoiler:which gets nuked]], planet of the Palestinians (!) (in a permanent state of rebellion; also, the planet in question is UsefulNotes/{{Mars}}--yes, the one you know), planet of the slums, planet of the bureaucrats, planet of the Catholics...

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* PlanetOfHats: There's the planet of the Jews (which suffers implied genocide), the planet of the Muslims (a backward, desert world [[spoiler:also genocide]]), the planet of the tree-worshipping Asians [[spoiler:which gets nuked]], the planet of the Palestinians (!) (in a permanent state of rebellion; also, the planet in question is UsefulNotes/{{Mars}}--yes, UsefulNotes/{{Mars}} -- yes, the one you know), the planet of the slums, the planet of the bureaucrats, the planet of the Catholics...
7th Feb '17 2:40:35 PM Theriocephalus
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* AllHailTheGreatGodMickey: The Templars and the Voice of the Tree appear to worship [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Muir John Muir]], a major proponent for the preservation of American forests in the early 19th Century. A book by Muir is found among Het Masteen's possessions after [[spoiler:he is apparently killed by the Shrike.]] The Templar's devotion to Muir vaguely resembles that of Literature/BraveNewWorld's adulation of Henry Ford as a god-figure in the future.

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* AllHailTheGreatGodMickey: The Templars and the Voice of the Tree appear to worship [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Muir John Muir]], a major proponent for the preservation of American forests in the early 19th Century. A book by Muir is found among Het Masteen's possessions after [[spoiler:he is apparently killed by the Shrike.]] The Templar's Templars' devotion to Muir vaguely resembles that of Literature/BraveNewWorld's adulation of Henry Ford as a god-figure in the future.
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