History Literature / Jumper

18th Dec '16 7:34:05 PM Discar
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* AManIsNotAVirgin: Averted. Davy is a virgin at the start of the novel. [[spoiler: It takes a long time for Davy to feel safe enough to have a sexual relationship with Millie, most likely due to barely escaping a gang-rape at the hands of Topper Robbins and his trucker buddies.]]
16th Dec '16 1:55:37 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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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 than Davy was, 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 than Davy was, since [[GenreSavvy she knows from her father's experience]] experience that government agencies behave about as well as they're forced to.
2nd Dec '16 9:46:20 AM Ramidel
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* TheArtifact: The NebulousEvilOrganization really have very little to do with the plot of ''Exo''. They show up [[spoiler: and are taken out within a couple of chapters]] essentially to avert WhatHappenedToTheMouse. ''Exo'' is instead about Cent's space program.

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* TheArtifact: The NebulousEvilOrganization really have very little to do with the plot of ''Exo''. They interfere at a distance, shoot a missile to [[spoiler: destroy the Rice home]], then show up [[spoiler: and are taken out within a couple of chapters]] essentially to avert WhatHappenedToTheMouse. ''Exo'' is instead about Cent's space program.
12th Nov '16 3:34:36 PM Ramidel
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* GenreDeconstruction: The first book is a takedown of the {{Superhero}}. An ordinary gifted-but-abused teenager given fantastic powers would not put on a costume and fight crime; he'd steal himself a pile of cash, live a comfortable life, try to get laid, and make a bunch of mistakes that nearly get him tossed in jail. He only later gets into superheroics (first to punish a wife-beater, then to stop airplane hijackings) for personal reasons. Furthermore, when the GovernmentConspiracy tries to capture him, he attacks them as much through the legal system as by being impossible to catch, and they eventually come to a mutual understanding. The series moves away from this in latter books.
12th Nov '16 3:07:04 PM Ramidel
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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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* TheArtifact: The NebulousEvilOrganization really have very little to do with the plot of ''Exo''. They show up [[spoiler: and are taken out within a couple of chapters]] essentially to avert WhatHappenedToTheMouse. ''Exo'' is instead about Cent's space program.


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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.
4th Nov '16 8:00:53 AM dlchen145
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* {{Badass}}: A terrorist with a gun, knife, and grenade gets dropped into the sinkhole where Davy has already imprisoned Brian Cox, who at the time is naked. When Davy returns, Cox is the one holding all three.
25th Oct '16 2:12:28 AM Ramidel
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* SufficientlyAnalyzedMagic: Davy ''studies'' the jumping power and how it works, and he and Millie gradually figure out new applications through the use of "what happens if I try this?" Cent, TeenGenius that she is, puts her own spins on the ability.


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* TeenGenius: Cent is able to develop new teleportation techniques while in high school, and at eighteen, is able to work alongside ''real'' Ph.Ds to launch a space program. She's not just doing grunt work, either - Apex Orbital is her show, and she makes knowledgeable decisions on all aspects of it.
25th Oct '16 2:06:39 AM Ramidel
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* CutLexLuthorACheck: Davy ''starts'' by robbing a bank, but later on gets legitimate work doing jumps for the NSA that pays even better than disappearing money from the bank (and with less likelihood of getting caught). He still doesn't miss the opportunity to pocket a bit of bad-guy cash when the opportunity presents itself, though.


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* NebulousEvilOrganization: One goes by various names and tries to kidnap and brainwash the Jumpers in the latter three books. They're in competition with the NSA, but unlike the latter, aren't really answerable to the courts because they officially don't exist. Their goals are never revealed, but they want Jumpers who can pull off assassinations for them (and really don't like Davy's pacifism). [[spoiler: They go down like punks once they kidnap Cent.]]
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.
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