History Literature / Jumper

4th Sep '17 1:29:07 PM Occidensill
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* AuthorAppeal: At one point in the novel, one of the teenagers who tried to seduce Davy while drunk hawks Alanon (Alcoholics Anonymous... for the affected family and friends). Davy is a complete teetotaler, and often [[{{NiceToTheWaiter}} tips generously]] or tries to help out those who are less fortunate. Apparently becomes something of a character ''weakness'' in the sequel, ''Reflex'', but it's still heavily present.

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* AuthorAppeal: At one point in the novel, one of the teenagers a former classmate who tried to seduce Davy while drunk later hawks Alanon (Alcoholics Anonymous... for the affected family and friends). Davy is a complete teetotaler, and often [[{{NiceToTheWaiter}} tips generously]] or tries to help out those who are less fortunate. Apparently becomes something of a character ''weakness'' in the sequel, ''Reflex'', but it's still heavily present.
9th Jul '17 7:13:40 PM Kalaong
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* RestrainingBolt: Part of an ongoing arc beginning in ''Reflex''; an unnamed NebulousEvilOrganisation implants Davy with a ShockCollar that ''[[AgonyBeam directly stimulates the pain center of his brain]]'' on command or when he Jumps outside safe zones - which doubles as an ExplosiveLeash capable of blowing his head off. [[spoiler:Davy discovers that every member of the [=NEO=] have similar implants - and are [[TwoPlusTortureMakesFive pain-conditioned to believe they requested the implants as proof of loyalty]]. This extends even to the old man initially assumed to be the BigBad - who is killed in the final confrontation of ''Reflex'' without naming his superiors. They're still at large in ''Impulse'', breaking out the FemmeFatale who nearly seduced Davy in ''Reflex'', who proceeds to challenge Cent.]]

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* RestrainingBolt: Part of an ongoing arc beginning in ''Reflex''; an unnamed NebulousEvilOrganisation implants Davy with a ShockCollar that ''[[AgonyBeam directly stimulates the pain center of his brain]]'' on command or when he Jumps outside safe zones - which doubles as an ExplosiveLeash capable of blowing his head off. [[spoiler:Davy discovers that every member of the [=NEO=] have has similar implants - and are [[TwoPlusTortureMakesFive pain-conditioned to believe they requested the implants as proof of loyalty]]. This extends even to the old man initially assumed to be the BigBad - who is killed in the final confrontation of ''Reflex'' [[FoundTheKillerLostTheMurderer without naming his superiors.superiors]]. They're still at large in ''Impulse'', breaking out the FemmeFatale who nearly seduced Davy in ''Reflex'', who proceeds to challenge Cent.]]
9th Jul '17 7:05:54 PM Kalaong
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* RestrainingBolt: Part of an ongoing arc beginning in ''Reflex'' - an unnamed NebulousEvilOrganisation implants Davy with a ShockCollar that ''[[AgonyBeam directly stimulates the pain center of his brain]]'' on command or when he Jumps outside safe zones - which doubles as an ExplosiveLeash capable of blowing his head off. [[spoiler:Davy discovers that every member of the [=NEO=] have similar implants - and are [[TwoPlusTortureMakesFive pain-conditioned to believe they requested the implants as proof of loyalty]]. This extends even to the old man initially assumed to be the BigBad - who is killed in the final confrontation of ''Reflex'' without naming his superiors. They're still at large in ''Impulse'', breaking out the FemmeFatale who nearly seduced Davy in ''Reflex'', who proceeds to challenge Cent.]]

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* RestrainingBolt: Part of an ongoing arc beginning in ''Reflex'' - ''Reflex''; an unnamed NebulousEvilOrganisation implants Davy with a ShockCollar that ''[[AgonyBeam directly stimulates the pain center of his brain]]'' on command or when he Jumps outside safe zones - which doubles as an ExplosiveLeash capable of blowing his head off. [[spoiler:Davy discovers that every member of the [=NEO=] have similar implants - and are [[TwoPlusTortureMakesFive pain-conditioned to believe they requested the implants as proof of loyalty]]. This extends even to the old man initially assumed to be the BigBad - who is killed in the final confrontation of ''Reflex'' without naming his superiors. They're still at large in ''Impulse'', breaking out the FemmeFatale who nearly seduced Davy in ''Reflex'', who proceeds to challenge Cent.]]
22nd Jun '17 1:24:41 PM Occidensill
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''Jumper'' is a 1992 ComingOfAgeStory sci-fi story by Steven Gould about a teenager who finds out he can [[TeleportersAndTransporters teleport]] and his attempts to find out if he's the LastOfHisKind.

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''Jumper'' is a 1992 ComingOfAgeStory sci-fi story by Steven Gould about a teenager who finds out he can [[TeleportersAndTransporters teleport]] and his attempts to find out if he's experiences with the LastOfHisKind.
consequences of his ability.



** In the third book, ''Impulse'', [[spoiler: Davey's daughter, Cent, figures out how to ''un-cancel'' this momentum, granting her very temporary boosts of SuperSpeed and SuperStrength.]]

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** In the third book, ''Impulse'', [[spoiler: Davey's daughter, Cent, figures out how to ''un-cancel'' this momentum, granting her very temporary boosts of SuperSpeed and SuperStrength.]] SuperStrength.
26th May '17 11:46:27 PM Ramidel
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* TheReliableOne: In ''Exo'', Cory Matoska fits this role for Cent. Cent is a bit of a MadScientist who prefers to fly by the seat of her pants, and Cory's the one who makes sure that she follows the checklist and does her math when she's doing something new.
30th Apr '17 4:45:53 PM Occidensill
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* {{Teleportation}} Jumper and its sequels are about a man, David Rice (and, in the ensuing decades, his wife Millie and daughter Cent, because apparently teleportation is catching) who can teleport to any location he can remember clearly. He remains unclear on why he can do so, despite unwilling participation in research of his ability, but the initial trigger appears to be an extreme fight or flight experience (in order by person, rape, falling, and avalanche). Other nuances also come into play, such as the preservation of momentum through 'jumps', the RequiredSecondaryPowers that allow them to jump with him anything they can lift (therefore leaving things they 'can't' lift as potential restraints) and the utilization of the hole in space created to pour water, air, sand, and vacuum from one place into another. It also explores the ethical implications to a limited degree, as David and family have a strict no killing policy, but he initially uses his powers to rob a bank and later uses them as a one man infil/exfil team for the government (with, again, tight restrictions).
28th Apr '17 7:07:33 AM Ramidel
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* Jumper and its sequels are about a man, David Rice (and, in the ensuing decades, his wife and daughter, because apparently teleportation is catching) who can teleport to any location he can remember clearly. He remains unclear on why he can do so, despite unwilling participation in research of his ability, but the initial trigger appears to be an extreme fight or flight experience (in order by person, rape, falling, and avalanche). Other nuances also come into play, such as the preservation of momentum through 'jumps', the RequiredSecondaryPowers that allow him to jump with him anything he can lift (therefore leaving things he 'can't' lift as potential restraints) and the utilization of the hole in space created and the displacement of whatever is being jumped into to pour water, air, sand, and vacuum from one place into another. It also explores the ethical implications to a limited degree, as David and family have a strict no killing policy, but he initially uses his powers to rob a bank and later uses them as a one man infil/exfil team for the government (with, again, tight restrictions).
28th Apr '17 7:07:04 AM Ramidel
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* EstablishingCharacterMoment: In Impulse, we learn everything we need to know about Cent before we even meet her based on this note she pastes on her bedroom door.

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* EstablishingCharacterMoment: In Impulse, ''Impulse'', we learn everything we need to know about Cent before we even meet her based on this note she pastes on her bedroom door.



* PhraseCatcher: Cent repeatedly gets "This is no way to run a space program!" from exasperated authority figures.



* StrawFeminist: Subverted. Cent is rather aggressively feminist ([[spoiler: halting conversations to insist on womanned, not manned, as a term for her ventures and insisting that her first interview be with a woman reporter]]), but not to the point of hating men or becoming a caricature.

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* StrawFeminist: Subverted. Cent is rather aggressively feminist ([[spoiler: halting conversations to insist on womanned, not manned, as a term for her ventures and insisting that her first interview be with a woman reporter]]), but not to this never reaches the point of hating men or becoming a caricature.
21st Mar '17 10:11:33 PM Occidensill
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* Jumper and its sequels are about a man, David Rice (and, in the ensuing decades, his wife and daughter, because apparently teleportation is catching) who can teleport to any location he can remember clearly. He remains unclear on why he can do so, despite unwilling participation in research of his ability, but the initial trigger appears to be an extreme fight or flight experience (in order by person, rape, falling, and avalanche). Other nuances also come into play, such as the preservation of momentum through 'jumps', the RequiredSecondaryPowers that allow him to jump with him anything he can lift (therefore leaving things he 'can't' lift as potential restraints) and the utilization of the hole in space created and the displacement of whatever is being jumped into to pour water, air, sand, and vacuum from one place into another. It also explores the ethical implications to a limited degree, as David and family have a strict no killing policy, but he initially uses his powers to rob a bank and later uses them as a one man infil/exfil team for the government (with, again, tight restrictions).
23rd Feb '17 6:03:25 PM Occidensill
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** In later books, the protagonists are heavily involved in humanitarian work - mildly in in Reflex, where Davy uses places tight constrictions on what jobs he'll do for the NSA and personally intervenes in multiple homeless peoples lives, then with dedication to larger causes after TheConspiracy precludes government work. A short story shows David and Millie intervening in a drought stricken area, and multiple stories have them move supplies, resources, and people to where they're needed.

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** In later books, the protagonists are heavily involved in humanitarian work - mildly in in Reflex, where Davy uses places tight constrictions on what jobs he'll do for the NSA and personally intervenes in multiple homeless peoples lives, then with dedication to larger causes after TheConspiracy precludes government work. A short story shows David and Millie intervening in a drought stricken area, and multiple stories have them move supplies, resources, and people to where they're needed.
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