History Literature / JackRyan

29th Oct '17 9:58:37 PM ElSquibbonator
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\n* YellowPeril: His portrayal of Japan in ''Debt of Honor'' and China in ''The Bear And The Dragon''.

7th Oct '17 7:09:12 PM pepsimax
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Creator/TomClancy's most famous series of novels, which focus mainly on CIA analyst Jack Ryan and, to a lesser extent, CIA field operative John Clark. Four of them have been adapted into movies, one is connected to a series of video games, and one film, ''Film/JackRyanShadowRecruit'', is a reboot of the universe taking some items from the books but not based on any specific novel. Among fans, this continuity is often referred to as the "Ryanverse."

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Creator/TomClancy's most famous series of novels, which focus mainly on CIA analyst Jack Ryan and, to and --to a lesser extent, extent-- CIA field operative John Clark. Four of them have been adapted into movies, one is connected to a inspired series of video games, while a film (''Film/JackRyanShadowRecruit'') and one film, ''Film/JackRyanShadowRecruit'', is a reboot series (''Series/JackRyan'') are reboots of the universe taking some items from the books but not based on any specific novel. Among fans, this continuity is often referred to as the "Ryanverse."


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[[AC: Other Works]]
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* ''Film/JackRyanShadowRecruit'' -- An original film tarring Creator/ChrisPine in the title role, Creator/KeiraKnightley, and Creator/KennethBranagh, who also directs.
* ''Series/JackRyan'' -- A series airing on Creator/{{Amazon|Studios}} and starring Creator/JohnKrasinski (who also co-produces) in the title role.
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26th Sep '17 8:36:01 AM redrosary
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* ''Literature/DutyAndHonor'' -- Jack Junior, suspended from his position at the Campus after the events of ''Commander in Chief,'' discovers the brutal truth about a world-renowned philanthropist and human rights advocate who set up a long-running false-flag war of terror that has claimed thousands of lives.
* ''Literature/TrueFaithAndAllegiance'' -- A massive information breach has compromised US intelligence agencies; spies are burnt, ship captains are targeted, and the Campus has to track the leak to its source.
* ''Literature/PointOfContact'' -- Written by Mike Maden, a seemingly ordinary audit job turns deadly when hidden agendas force Jack Junior and a colleague to fend off assassins amid a cyclone in Singapore.
* ''Literature/PowerAndEmpire'' -- The latest upcoming addition to the Ryanverse. Written by Marc Cameron, it focuses on Jack Senior facing the shadow games of the Chinese with the [=G20=] negotiations on the way.
21st Aug '17 12:59:33 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* GenreSavvy: John Clark is this. He even frequently lampshades it.
15th Apr '17 9:11:27 PM SnowHesher
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** The American President prior to 1988 is never identified by name until Clancy manages to clear the backlog of RealLife Presidents and starts dropping in his own, starting with Bob Fowler. In later novels, however, Reagan and George H. W. Bush are referred to by name, and the Clinton scandal is alluded to.

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** The American President prior to 1988 is never identified by name until Clancy manages to clear the backlog of RealLife Presidents and starts dropping in his own, starting with Bob Fowler. In later novels, however, Reagan and George H. W. Bush are referred to by name, and the Clinton Bill Clinton's Monica Lewinsky sex scandal is alluded to.
11th Mar '17 9:06:05 AM Saveelich
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* ''Literature/TheHuntForRedOctober'' -- Clancy's first published novel, featuring a rogue prototype Soviet nuclear missile submarine. Ryan is the man on the spot to assist its officers with their plan to defect to the United States. Made into [[Film/TheHuntForRedOctober a feature film]] with Alec Baldwin.

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* ''Literature/TheHuntForRedOctober'' -- Clancy's first published novel, featuring a rogue prototype Soviet nuclear missile submarine. Ryan is the man on the spot to assist its officers with their plan to defect to the United States. Made into [[Film/TheHuntForRedOctober a feature film]] with Alec Baldwin.Creator/AlecBaldwin as Ryan.
11th Nov '16 10:55:27 PM Kadorhal
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* ''Literature/UnderFire'' -- Unlike the first two post-Clancy novels, this is written by Grant Blackwood, who collaborated with Tom in ''Literature/DeadOrAlive''. This focuses on Jack Junior as he digs deeper into an old friend's cryptic message.
* ''Literature/CommanderInChief'' -- Written by Mark Greaney, who authored ''Literature/SupportAndDefend'' and ''Literature/FullForceAndEffect'', this focuses on Jack Senior as he finds himself isolated from the international community through the machinations of Russian President Volodin.

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* ''Literature/UnderFire'' -- Unlike the first two post-Clancy novels, this is written by Grant Blackwood, who collaborated with Tom in ''Literature/DeadOrAlive''.''Dead or Alive''. This focuses on Jack Junior as he digs deeper into an old friend's cryptic message.
* ''Literature/CommanderInChief'' -- Written by Mark Greaney, who authored ''Literature/SupportAndDefend'' ''Support and ''Literature/FullForceAndEffect'', Defend'' and ''Full Force and Effect'', this focuses on Jack Senior as he finds himself isolated from the international community through the machinations of Russian President Volodin.



** The Emir is an obvious expy of {{UsefulNotes/Osama Bin Laden}}.
** Valeri Volodin from ''Command Authority'' is {{UsefulNotes/Vladimir Putin}} in all but name.

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** The Emir is an obvious expy of {{UsefulNotes/Osama Bin Laden}}.
UsefulNotes/OsamaBinLaden.
** Valeri Volodin from ''Command Authority'' is {{UsefulNotes/Vladimir Putin}} UsefulNotes/VladimirPutin in all but name.



** Jack Ryan made a career our of this, serving as deputy director (intelligence), and later Central Intelligence, in the CIA, National Security Adviser, and [[spoiler:Vice President of the United States]]. It becomes something of a minor plot point in ''Executive Orders'' when [[spoiler:other world leaders don't respect him as the new American president because they don't believ he has what it takes to actually lead. They are proven to be oh so wrong by the end.]]

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** Jack Ryan made a career our of this, serving as deputy director (intelligence), and later Central Intelligence, in the CIA, National Security Adviser, and [[spoiler:Vice President of the United States]]. It becomes something of a minor plot point in ''Executive Orders'' when [[spoiler:other world leaders don't respect him as the new American president because they don't believ believe he has what it takes to actually lead. They are proven to be oh so wrong by the end.]]



* IAmNotLeftHanded: When the North Carolina National Guard goes to the NTC for training exercises against the 11th ACR, they don't let on that they have IVIS training. Regular Army units go to the NTC and get their asses handed to them in engagement after engagement (that's the point). The National Guard detachment completely decimates the 11th in their ''first'' engagement. The General in charge of the NTC is ''not'' happy with him men.

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* IAmNotLeftHanded: When the North Carolina National Guard goes to the NTC for training exercises against the 11th ACR, they don't let on that they have IVIS training. Regular Army units go to the NTC and get their asses handed to them in engagement after engagement (that's the point). The National Guard detachment completely decimates the 11th in their ''first'' engagement. The General in charge of the NTC is ''not'' happy with him his men.
4th Nov '16 7:48:35 AM dlchen145
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* ''Literature/WithoutRemorse'' -- The {{backstory}} of {{Badass}} CIA operative John Clark, who goes on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge against a vicious drug gang following the murder of his girlfriend.

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* ''Literature/WithoutRemorse'' -- The {{backstory}} of {{Badass}} badass CIA operative John Clark, who goes on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge against a vicious drug gang following the murder of his girlfriend.



* ''Literature/RainbowSix'' -- {{Badass}} Clark forms an international paramilitary counterterrorism force, with his future son-in-law and Junior Badass Domingo "Ding" Chavez tapped to lead it into action. Little do they suspect that they'll be facing an enemy within their own country. Adapted into [[VideoGame/RainbowSix a series of video games]].

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* ''Literature/RainbowSix'' -- {{Badass}} Clark forms an international paramilitary counterterrorism force, with his future son-in-law and Junior Badass Domingo "Ding" Chavez tapped to lead it into action. Little do they suspect that they'll be facing an enemy within their own country. Adapted into [[VideoGame/RainbowSix a series of video games]].



* {{Badass}}:
** John Clark, especially in ''Without Remorse.'' In later novels he downplays it a lot and is a reasonably ShellShockedVeteran.
** Ding Chavez is a more typical one, but this is downplayed [[CharacterDevelopment as he matures]].
** Jack Ryan, ironically, seems to be a {{Deconstruction}} of this. Sure, he does get some badassery, but he suffers PTSD, injury, and totally realistic angst and pangs of conscience almost immediately afterwards.
** Gennady Iosifovich Bondarenko is Russia's resident ColonelBadass ([[spoiler: later FourStarBadass]]) - from personally commanding the [[spoiler: defense of the Soviet laser base]] in ''The Cardinal Of The Kremlin'' to being the right claw of the bear in ''The Bear and the Dragon'', if Mother Russia needs some dirty, dangerous work done, Gennady is in the thick of it. Also a GeniusBruiser, being the designer of a laser-communication system and one of the smartest commanders in the series.
** The US Secret Service is definitely a WorldOfBadass, especially Andrea Price and the service Grandfather, Donnie "Don" Russell.
7th Sep '16 6:19:16 AM moloch
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** At one point Cliff Rutledge says that the USA has the longest continual stable government in the world, which is a fairly dubious statement. Whilst the various criteria can be subjectively defined for various ends, many would argue that there are several "continual stable governments" that have existed for longer - the UK has maintained a constitutional monarchy, with various constitutional revisions down the years, since 1707, for example. That said, what Rutledge means is slightly unclear, he could be talking about the USA being the oldest Republic or democracy, both of which are ''slightly'' more defensible positions[[labelnote:*]] Still not necessarily true, though. Depending on how wide or narrow your definitions of "continual", "stable" and "government" are.[[/labelnote]]

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** At one point Cliff Rutledge says that the USA has the longest continual stable government in the world, which is a fairly dubious statement. Whilst the various criteria can be subjectively defined for various ends, many would argue that there are several "continual stable governments" that have existed for longer - the UK has maintained a constitutional monarchy, with various constitutional revisions down the years, since 1707, for example. That said, what Rutledge means is slightly unclear, he could be talking about the USA being the oldest Republic or democracy, both of which are ''slightly'' more defensible positions[[labelnote:*]] Still not necessarily true, though. Depending on how wide or narrow your definitions of "continual", "stable" and "government" are."democracy" are. Iceland, San Marino, the Iroquois and the Isle of Man can viably claim further back, depending on definition.[[/labelnote]]
7th Sep '16 6:15:37 AM moloch
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** At one point Cliff Rutledge says that the USA has the longest continual stable government in the world, which is a fairly dubious statement. Whilst the various criteria can be subjectively defined for various ends, many would argue that there are several "continual stable governments" that have existed for longer - the UK has maintained a constitutional monarchy, with various constitutional revisions down the years, since 1707, for example. That said, what Rutledge means is slightly unclear, he could be talking about the USA being the oldest Republic or democracy, both of which are rather more defensible positions.

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** At one point Cliff Rutledge says that the USA has the longest continual stable government in the world, which is a fairly dubious statement. Whilst the various criteria can be subjectively defined for various ends, many would argue that there are several "continual stable governments" that have existed for longer - the UK has maintained a constitutional monarchy, with various constitutional revisions down the years, since 1707, for example. That said, what Rutledge means is slightly unclear, he could be talking about the USA being the oldest Republic or democracy, both of which are rather ''slightly'' more defensible positions.positions[[labelnote:*]] Still not necessarily true, though. Depending on how wide or narrow your definitions of "continual", "stable" and "government" are.[[/labelnote]]
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