History Literature / Jumper

3rd Sep '16 11:58:05 AM Ramidel
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* StrawFeminist: Subverted. Cent is rather aggressively feminist ([[spoiler: naming her space station after Sally Ride and insisting that her first interview be with a woman reporter]]), but not to the point of hating men or becoming a caricature.
3rd Sep '16 11:48:58 AM Ramidel
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* MenAreStrongWomenAreSexy: Cent's ever-observant mind objects to the [=YouTube=] comments about how hot "Space Girl" is, because of this trope. It doesn't matter that she's a female astronaut lifting satellites into orbit; because she's a girl, her attractiveness is ''always'' relevant.

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* MenAreStrongWomenAreSexy: MenAreStrongWomenArePretty: Cent's ever-observant mind objects to the [=YouTube=] comments about how hot "Space Girl" is, because of this trope. It doesn't matter that she's a female astronaut lifting satellites into orbit; because she's a girl, her attractiveness is ''always'' relevant.
3rd Sep '16 11:47:30 AM Ramidel
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* MenAreStrongWomenAreSexy: Cent's ever-observant mind objects to the [=YouTube=] comments about how hot "Space Girl" is, because of this trope. It doesn't matter that she's a female astronaut lifting satellites into orbit; because she's a girl, her attractiveness is ''always'' relevant.
19th Aug '16 7:51:12 PM Ramidel
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* ThouShaltNotKill: Davy is unwilling to kill anyone. Even terrorists, NSA agents, or his dad - though he comes really close with Dad.

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* ThouShaltNotKill: Davy is unwilling to kill anyone. Even terrorists, NSA agents, or his dad - though he comes really close with Dad. Millie is the same way. As for Cent? [[spoiler: Nope. When she's captured by the NebulousEvilOrganization and she and Joe are threatened, she almost ''immediately'' uses deadly force to free herself.]]
19th Aug '16 7:28:39 PM Ramidel
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* ShameIfSomethingHappened: Used word-for-word when Cent talks about the possibility of de-orbiting government spy satellites, costing the United States billions of dollars. Cent is much more active and aggressive about keeping the [[GovernmentConspiracy alphabet soup]] honest, since [[GenreSavvy she knows from her father's experience]] that government agencies behave about as well as they're forced to.

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* ShameIfSomethingHappened: Used word-for-word when Cent talks about the possibility of de-orbiting government spy satellites, costing the United States billions of dollars. Cent is much more active and aggressive about keeping the [[GovernmentConspiracy alphabet soup]] honest, honest than Davy was, since [[GenreSavvy she knows from her father's experience]] that government agencies behave about as well as they're forced to.
19th Aug '16 7:27:28 PM Ramidel
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* ShameIfSomethingHappened: Used word-for-word when Cent talks about the possibility of de-orbiting government spy satellites, costing the United States billions of dollars. Cent is much more active and aggressive about keeping the [[GovernmentConspiracy alphabet soup]] honest, since [[GenreSavvy she knows from her father's experience]] that government agencies behave about as well as they're forced to.
19th Aug '16 7:22:00 PM Ramidel
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* {{Masquerade}}: Not strictly applied, but Davy tries to keep a low profile. It doesn't work very well - the government figures out that something's up almost immediately. [[spoiler: In ''Exo'', Cent decides "screw it," and goes public as Space Girl.]]

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* {{Masquerade}}: Not strictly applied, but Davy tries to keep a low profile. It doesn't work very well - the government figures out that something's up almost immediately. [[spoiler: In ''Exo'', Cent decides "screw it," to abandon secrecy, and goes public as Space Girl.]]
19th Aug '16 7:17:54 PM Ramidel
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19th Aug '16 7:12:42 PM Ramidel
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* IJustWantToBeNormal: Once she's able to jump, Cent puts her foot down and tells her parents that she is going to go to school and be a regular teenager [[IJustWantToHaveFriends with regular friends]]. [[spoiler: The "normal life" part doesn't work out, but she does manage to make some friends. She's still waiting on the ice cream, though.]]

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* IJustWantToBeNormal: Once she's able to jump, Cent puts her foot down and tells her parents that she is going to go to school and be a regular teenager [[IJustWantToHaveFriends with regular friends]]. [[spoiler: The "normal life" part doesn't work out, but she does manage to make some friends. [[BrickJoke She's still waiting on the ice cream, though.though]].]]



* LatexSpaceSuit: In ''Exo'', Cent uses the family's money to invest in the development of one of these to fulfill her dream of space flight. The main sticking point is that the suit is impossible to get ''on''. [[spoiler: Cent can teleport into it, though.]]

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* LatexSpaceSuit: In ''Exo'', Cent uses the family's money to invest in the development of one of these to fulfill her dream of space flight. The main sticking point is that the suit is impossible to get ''on''.on in the first place. [[spoiler: Cent can teleport into it, though.]]



** Cent applies this trope with ''style'', using her power to become a one-woman space program.

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** Cent applies this trope with ''style'', using her power to become a one-woman space program. This overlaps with {{Magitek}}, as Cent uses teleportation instead of rocketry to launch satellites.
19th Aug '16 7:06:59 PM Ramidel
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--> Help, I'm being held captive by two teleporting aliens. Please send friends. Will accept ice cream.

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--> Help, Help! I'm being held captive by two teleporting aliens. Please send friends. Will accept ice cream.



* IJustWantToBeNormal: Once she's able to jump, Cent puts her foot down and tells her parents that she is going to go to school and be a regular teenager [[IJustWantToHaveFriends with regular friends]]. [[spoiler: The "normal life" part doesn't work out, but she does manage to make some friends. She's still waiting on the ice cream, though.]]



* LatexSpaceSuit: In ''Exo'', Cent uses the family's money to invest in the development of one of these to fulfill her dream of space flight. The main sticking point is that the suit is impossible to get ''on''. [[spoiler: Cent can teleport into it, though.]]



* {{Masquerade}}: Not strictly applied, but Davy tries to keep a low profile. It doesn't work very well - the government figures out that something's up almost immediately. [[spoiler: In ''Exo'', Cent decides "screw it," and goes public as Space Girl.]]



* MundaneUtility: Davy uses Jumping to travel the world and make moving faster. After the TimeSkip before ''Reflex'' he has an off-the-books job with the US government inserting intelligence agents.

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* MundaneUtility: MundaneUtility:
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Davy uses Jumping to travel the world and make moving faster. After the TimeSkip before ''Reflex'' he has an off-the-books job with the US government inserting intelligence agents.agents, and in ''Impulse'' he and Millie perform deliveries to refugees in the Third World.
** Cent applies this trope with ''style'', using her power to become a one-woman space program.


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* ShownTheirWork: The author knows quite a bit about the space program, and that knowledge (along with speculation on how teleportation would help) is important to the plot of ''Exo''.
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