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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.
** And
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.
4th Feb '17 12:10:51 PM Basara-kun
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* ExtremeLibido: Martin Silenus, at some point in his life, underwent extensive body modifications into a satyr. Changes to his sexual apparatus were included. He stated that he "learned what "priapic" and "satyriasis" really mean" during that time.
3rd Nov '16 5:46:59 AM Solomontastic
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* TheWorfEffect: Nemmes utterly wipes the floor with [[spoiler:the Shrike, which previously engaged and summarily defeated a combined ground-air-space task force in a gruesome CurbStompBattle.]]

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* TheWorfEffect: Nemmes utterly wipes the floor 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 a gruesome CurbStompBattle.''seconds''.]]
3rd Nov '16 5:42:14 AM Solomontastic
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** Nemes, when phase shifted, shows invulnerability second only to the Shrike. Even an ''eighty-gigawatt laser'' is unable to harm her.

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** Nemes, when phase shifted, shows invulnerability second only to the Shrike. Even an ''eighty-gigawatt laser'' is unable a laser measured in the gigawatts (Granted, De Soya was not shooting at full power to harm her.avoid boiling half the planet and the protagonists) does little more than seal her in.
4th Aug '16 12:13:18 AM nightshade01
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-->'''Technocore Representative''': ''Declaring war against the core would be like… like a fish declaring war on water. Like a driver attaching his EMV because of disturbing news of an accident elsewhere.''

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-->'''Technocore Representative''': ''Declaring war against the core would be like… like a fish declaring war on water. Like a driver attaching attacking his EMV because of disturbing news of an accident elsewhere.''
4th Aug '16 12:06:36 AM nightshade01
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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 Muirs 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 Muirs 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.
15th Jul '16 4:59:42 AM Morgenthaler
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* TreeVessel: The Ouster "Treeships".
9th Jul '16 1:23:15 PM FearlessSon
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* SwissArmyGun: The multipurpose FORCE assault rifle. A [[FrickinLaserBeams laser-shooting]] [[SecondaryFire flechette-grenade-launching]] DisintegratorRay [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot particle cannon]] [[{{Troperiffic}} sniper rifle]]. It noted that the only thing it was ''not'' designed to do is cook the troops food...but with its energy output set to its lowest setting, it could probably do that too.

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* SwissArmyGun: The multipurpose FORCE assault rifle. A [[FrickinLaserBeams laser-shooting]] [[SecondaryFire flechette-grenade-launching]] DisintegratorRay [[NinjaPirateZombieRobot particle cannon]] [[MoreDakka fully-automatic]] [[{{Troperiffic}} sniper rifle]]. It noted that the only thing it was ''not'' designed to do is cook the troops food...but with its energy output set to its lowest setting, it could probably do that too.
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