History Literature / JohnCarterOfMars

4th Nov '16 7:58:36 AM dlchen145
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* BadAss: John Carter most of all, naturally, but really it's kind of expected of all Martian men.
20th Sep '16 6:10:02 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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** Explosive: The casing is made of glass, and contains a powder that explodes when exposed to sunlight.[[Note]]While the [[LiteraryAgentHypothesis author]] says the powder uses Radium, it's handwaved as TranslationConvention, along the lines of 'the notes use a Martian term, I expect Radium to behave this way, so Radium it is'.[[/Note]]

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** Explosive: The casing is made of glass, and contains a powder that explodes when exposed to sunlight.[[Note]]While [[note]]While the [[LiteraryAgentHypothesis author]] says the powder uses Radium, it's handwaved as TranslationConvention, along the lines of 'the notes use a Martian term, I expect Radium to behave this way, so Radium it is'.[[/Note]][[/note]]
20th Sep '16 6:08:51 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* AbnormalAmmo: When used the guns have two types of bullets:
** Explosive: The casing is made of glass, and contains a powder that explodes when exposed to sunlight.[[Note]]While the [[LiteraryAgentHypothesis author]] says the powder uses Radium, it's handwaved as TranslationConvention, along the lines of 'the notes use a Martian term, I expect Radium to behave this way, so Radium it is'.[[/Note]]
** Non-explosive: intended for use in night raids; especially if you don't intend to stick around to clean up after.
19th Sep '16 10:33:48 AM Ramidel
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* JustBeforeTheEnd: The first book enters this phase when [[spoiler: the atmosphere manufacturing plant fails. John Carter, of course, pulls a last-minute save.]]



* LetsFightLikeGentlemen: SOP for Martians of all colors except for the Therns who cheat like crazy. Take note; when facing John Carter it is wise to fight honorably - you'll lose anyway but he will probably not kill you.

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* LetsFightLikeGentlemen: SOP for Martians of all colors colors, except for the Therns who cheat like crazy. Take note; when facing John Carter it is wise to fight honorably - you'll lose anyway but he will probably not kill you.you.
* LostTechnology: While the Martians seem to have a pretty good grip on most of their technology, there's only one atmosphere manufacturing plant on Mars. Everyone knows how to make more atmosphere and operate the plant at need, but nobody can build another plant - if it goes, Barsoom goes with it.
4th Sep '16 8:28:03 PM PaulA
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An influential series of PlanetaryRomance novels, written by Creator/EdgarRiceBurroughs (also the creator of the ''Literature/{{Pellucidar}}'' series, ''Carson Napier of Venus'' and of course ''Literature/{{Tarzan}}'') between 1912 and 1948, with the final book in the series (a collection of shorter stories) being published posthumously in 1964.

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An influential series of PlanetaryRomance novels, written by Creator/EdgarRiceBurroughs (also the creator of the Venus-set ''Literature/{{Amtor}}'' series, the ''Literature/{{Pellucidar}}'' series, ''Carson Napier of Venus'' and of course ''Literature/{{Tarzan}}'') between 1912 and 1948, with the final book in the series (a collection of shorter stories) being published posthumously in 1964.
1st Sep '16 5:24:36 AM TheNerevarine
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* ForeverWar: The Therns and the First-Born have been in conflict for ages, with the Therns being only able to drive the latters off their domain (although loosing a couple of women to them), but nether side being able to completely wipe out each other. As it turns out, war trope has only been from the Therns' standpoint, as the First-Born doesn't view them as enemies, but rather as [[FoodChainOfEvil cattle]] and puppets to control the rest of Barsoom.

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* ForeverWar: The Therns and the First-Born have been locked in conflict for untold ages, with the Therns being only able to drive the latters off their domain (although loosing a couple of women to them), but nether side being able to completely wipe out each other. other: the First-Born only raided their home for treasure and women, and the Therns only succeed in driving them off and loosing some females in the prospect, without even daring to strike back at their enemies. As it turns out, war trope this has only been war from the Therns' standpoint, viewpoint, as the First-Born doesn't view them necessarily as enemies, but rather as [[FoodChainOfEvil cattle]] ''[[FoodChainOfEvil cattle]]'' and puppets to control the rest of Barsoom.
1st Sep '16 4:15:54 AM TheNerevarine
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** This trope is discussed in-universe when Phaidor fears this waiting for her when she is kidnapped by the Black Martians. Over the eras, they regularly raided the Therns' domains and capturing any women they can put their hands on, and only the women.

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** This trope is discussed in-universe when Phaidor fears this waiting for her when she is kidnapped by the Black Martians. Over the eras, they regularly raided the Therns' domains and capturing any women they can put their hands on, and only the women.women, with [[IHaveYouNowMyPretty the implications]] being that their fate is worse than death.


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* ForeverWar: The Therns and the First-Born have been in conflict for ages, with the Therns being only able to drive the latters off their domain (although loosing a couple of women to them), but nether side being able to completely wipe out each other. As it turns out, war trope has only been from the Therns' standpoint, as the First-Born doesn't view them as enemies, but rather as [[FoodChainOfEvil cattle]] and puppets to control the rest of Barsoom.
29th Aug '16 8:02:17 PM PaulA
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* ReincarnateInAnotherWorld: In ''Master-Mind of Mars'', Ulysses S. Paxton ends up on Mars after dying in the trenches in World War I.
22nd Jul '16 9:53:56 AM Rakked
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** Every female of many (though not all) of the Martian races is supposed to be an ActionGirl, [[FauxActionGirl but they're not very impressive at it.]]

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** Every female of many (though not all) of the Martian races is supposed to be an ActionGirl, [[FauxActionGirl but they're not many of them aren't very impressive at it.]]it,]] especially earlier in the series.
18th Jun '16 12:11:34 PM Generality
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* EthnicGod: the god Tur is worshipped solely by the Phundahlians, while the god Komal (who is actually just a large Banth) is only worshipped by the Lotharians.
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