History Literature / KilnPeople

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* AGodAmI: [[spoiler: Maharal's ditto.]]

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* %%* AGodAmI: [[spoiler: Maharal's [[spoiler:Maharal's ditto.]]



* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: "Queen Irene" hires a euthanasia company to broadcast her standing wave into deep space on the hypothesis that it can imprint her consciousness on the raw ether. [[spoiler: It doesn't seem to work.]]

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* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence:
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"Queen Irene" hires a euthanasia company to broadcast her standing wave into deep space on the hypothesis that it can imprint her consciousness on the raw ether. [[spoiler: It [[spoiler:It doesn't seem to work.]]



* BecomeARealBoy: [[spoiler: Once Albert becomes half-ascended at the end of the novel, he agrees to let his failed copy Frankie upload his memories and mind into Albert's body, taking it over, fulfilling Frankie's dream of becoming human. The trope's title is even used.]]
* BittersweetEnding: More sweet than bitter. [[spoiler: Frankie gets to become a real boy with Clara, and all the villains get either defeated or severely restricted. Archie gets a more ambiguous ending, with only the chance to explore the soulscape.]]

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* BecomeARealBoy: [[spoiler: Once [[spoiler:Once Albert becomes half-ascended at the end of the novel, he agrees to let his failed copy Frankie upload his memories and mind into Albert's body, taking it over, fulfilling Frankie's dream of becoming human. The trope's title is even used.]]
* BittersweetEnding: More sweet than bitter. [[spoiler: Frankie [[spoiler:Frankie gets to become a real boy with Clara, and all the villains get either defeated or severely restricted. Archie gets a more ambiguous ending, with only the chance to explore the soulscape.]]



* CloningBlues: Averted and played straight. Most of Albert's dittos are happy with their short lot in life, believing that by using the machine to return their memories to Albert, they get a kind of afterlife and meaning in existence. Frankie however, a flawed copy of Albert who doesn't follow his will, does complain a bit about his situation.

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* CloningBlues: CloningBlues:
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Averted and played straight. Most of Albert's dittos are happy with their short lot in life, believing that by using the machine to return their memories to Albert, they get a kind of afterlife and meaning in existence. Frankie however, a flawed copy of Albert who doesn't follow his will, does complain a bit about his situation.



** Although colour customization of dittos covers up these categories, some characters prefer certain designs which mark their dittos, such as Beta's preference for yellows, [[spoiler: then tartan then spiral designs. Kaolin takes advantage of these to pass of his dittos has Beta.]]

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** Although colour customization of dittos covers up these categories, some characters prefer certain designs which mark their dittos, such as Beta's preference for yellows, [[spoiler: then [[spoiler:then tartan then spiral designs. Kaolin takes advantage of these to pass of his dittos has Beta.]]



* DeityOfHumanOrigin: [[spoiler: ditMaharal's plan. Unfortunately Albert and his dittos sabotage it, resulting in instead Albert becoming an extradimensional explorer of human origin.]]

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* DeityOfHumanOrigin: [[spoiler: ditMaharal's [[spoiler:ditMaharal's plan. Unfortunately Albert and his dittos sabotage it, resulting in instead Albert becoming an extradimensional explorer of human origin.]]



* DoppelgangerReplacementLoveInterest: [[spoiler: Frankie takes over Albert's body with the latter's permission, partly to allow their mutual love Clara a proper and happy life, instead of being stuck with two half men.]]
* EarnYourHappyEnding: After going through hell, worrying about his place in life and expecting to not survive beyond a couple of days, Frankie [[spoiler: gets to upload his mind into Albert's semi-comatose body. Frankie gets a real body, a real lifespan and a chance to be with the woman he loves, Clara, Albert's fiancee.]]
* EnemyWithout: [[spoiler: Beta]]
* EvilGloating: [[spoiler: ditto!Maharal]] has a long, rambling philosophical speech while he has Albert's grey ditto captive. Albert zones out a few times during it.

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* DoppelgangerReplacementLoveInterest: [[spoiler: Frankie [[spoiler:Frankie takes over Albert's body with the latter's permission, partly to allow their mutual love Clara a proper and happy life, instead of being stuck with two half men.]]
* EarnYourHappyEnding: After going through hell, worrying about his place in life and expecting to not survive beyond a couple of days, Frankie [[spoiler: gets [[spoiler:gets to upload his mind into Albert's semi-comatose body. Frankie gets a real body, a real lifespan and a chance to be with the woman he loves, Clara, Albert's fiancee.]]
* %%* EnemyWithout: [[spoiler: Beta]]
[[spoiler:Beta]]
* EvilGloating: [[spoiler: ditto!Maharal]] [[spoiler:ditto!Maharal]] has a long, rambling philosophical speech while he has Albert's grey ditto captive. Albert zones out a few times during it.



* {{Foreshadowing}}: If one has a knowledge of Jewish mythology and a close attention to detail, then [[spoiler: Beta's instructions to Albert at the beginning of the novel reveal a good part of the plot.]]

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* {{Foreshadowing}}: If one has a knowledge of Jewish mythology and a close attention to detail, then [[spoiler: Beta's [[spoiler:Beta's instructions to Albert at the beginning of the novel reveal a good part of the plot.]]



* JekyllAndHyde: Beta turns out to be [[spoiler: Ritu Maharal. She suffers from a rare mental condition similar to a split personality, where at random dittos she creates are formed from a second personality which is a ruthless criminal.]]
* KillAndReplace: Averted. [[spoiler: Maharal is replaced by his duplicate, but it doesn't hide the fact that it is a ditto.]]

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* JekyllAndHyde: Beta turns out to be [[spoiler: Ritu [[spoiler:Ritu Maharal. She suffers from a rare mental condition similar to a split personality, where at random dittos she creates are formed from a second personality which is a ruthless criminal.]]
* KillAndReplace: Averted. [[spoiler: Maharal [[spoiler:Maharal is replaced by his duplicate, but it doesn't hide the fact that it is a ditto.]]



* LiteralSplitPersonality: [[spoiler: Beta is a split personality of Ritu Maharal which takes over all of her dittos. It is suggested by Beta that their father Yohil Maharal may have a more subdued version.]]
* MadScientist: Diagnosed as Smersh-Foxleitner Syndrome. Arrogance, sociopathy, mood-swings, self-delusion are some of its many symptoms, and [[spoiler: ditMaharal]] is a text-book case.

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* LiteralSplitPersonality: [[spoiler: Beta [[spoiler:Beta is a split personality of Ritu Maharal which takes over all of her dittos. It is suggested by Beta that their father Yohil Maharal may have a more subdued version.]]
* MadScientist: Diagnosed as Smersh-Foxleitner Syndrome. Arrogance, sociopathy, mood-swings, self-delusion are some of its many symptoms, and [[spoiler: ditMaharal]] [[spoiler:ditMaharal]] is a text-book case.



* MegaCorp: United Kilns.

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* %%* MegaCorp: United Kilns.



* MindRape: Beta [[spoiler: is doing this to Ritu subconsciously, addicting her to getting copied and taking away/altering her memories.]]
* [[MySiblingWillLiveThroughMe My Original Will Live Through Me]]: When [[spoiler: original Albert]] becomes near-comatose, [[spoiler: his copy Frankie]] takes over his life for him, with his permission [[spoiler: by overwriting Albert's mind with Frankie's by uploading]].

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* MindRape: Beta [[spoiler: is [[spoiler:is doing this to Ritu subconsciously, addicting her to getting copied and taking away/altering her memories.]]
* [[MySiblingWillLiveThroughMe My Original Will Live Through Me]]: When [[spoiler: original [[spoiler:original Albert]] becomes near-comatose, [[spoiler: his [[spoiler:his copy Frankie]] takes over his life for him, with his permission [[spoiler: by [[spoiler:by overwriting Albert's mind with Frankie's by uploading]].



* PoweredByAForsakenChild: Key to [[spoiler: ditto!Maharal's]] villainous scheme. They intend to [[spoiler: release biological weapons into densely populated urban areas while using ditto technology to empower and release their own soul. The resulting deaths would boost ditto!Maharal's soul, allowing it to transcend to godhood.]]

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* PoweredByAForsakenChild: Key to [[spoiler: ditto!Maharal's]] [[spoiler:ditto!Maharal's]] villainous scheme. They intend to [[spoiler: release [[spoiler:release biological weapons into densely populated urban areas while using ditto technology to empower and release their own soul. The resulting deaths would boost ditto!Maharal's soul, allowing it to transcend to godhood.]]



* SecondPersonNarration: Used to demonstrate to the reader how the characters' consciousness changes when exposed to [[spoiler: ditto!Maharal's soul machine.]] It also increases the tension during the climax of the story.

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* SecondPersonNarration: Used to demonstrate to the reader how the characters' consciousness changes when exposed to [[spoiler: ditto!Maharal's [[spoiler:ditto!Maharal's soul machine.]] It also increases the tension during the climax of the story.



* ScienceRelatedMemeticDisorder: By the time of the novel's events, mad science has been diagnosed as caused by one of several psychological complexes. Albert Morris listens to the villain [[spoiler: ditto!Maharal]] ramble and mentally goes down a list of symptoms, eventually diagnosing him with a textbook case of one of the complexes.
* SharingABody: [[spoiler: Beta is Ritu Maharal's split personality, a result of Maharal attempting to imprint his own genius into her as a child.]]

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* ScienceRelatedMemeticDisorder: By the time of the novel's events, mad science has been diagnosed as caused by one of several psychological complexes. Albert Morris listens to the villain [[spoiler: ditto!Maharal]] [[spoiler:ditto!Maharal]] ramble and mentally goes down a list of symptoms, eventually diagnosing him with a textbook case of one of the complexes.
* SharingABody: [[spoiler: Beta [[spoiler:Beta is Ritu Maharal's split personality, a result of Maharal attempting to imprint his own genius into her as a child.]]



** Literature/{{Pinocchio}} is referenced at one point when talking about Frankie: [[spoiler: "She's all yours, Pinocchio."]]
* StableTimeLoop: [[spoiler: Transcendent!Albert arranges all the odd coincidences that help the various Alberts. Making that waiter slip and distract the thugs beating up the green in the prologue, taking control of one of Beta's soldier golems to save real!Albert, nagging Frankie to stop the missiles at the cost of his own decaying body...]]
* StrappedToAnOperatingTable: [[spoiler: Tuesday's first grey, and the red that is duplicated from it.]]

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** Literature/{{Pinocchio}} is referenced at one point when talking about Frankie: [[spoiler: "She's [[spoiler:"She's all yours, Pinocchio."]]
* StableTimeLoop: [[spoiler: Transcendent!Albert [[spoiler:Transcendent!Albert arranges all the odd coincidences that help the various Alberts. Making that waiter slip and distract the thugs beating up the green in the prologue, taking control of one of Beta's soldier golems to save real!Albert, nagging Frankie to stop the missiles at the cost of his own decaying body...]]
* StrappedToAnOperatingTable: [[spoiler: Tuesday's [[spoiler:Tuesday's first grey, and the red that is duplicated from it.]]



* {{Transsexual}}: [[spoiler: Beta,]] a male personality in a female body.

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* {{Transsexual}}: [[spoiler: Beta,]] [[spoiler:Beta,]] a male personality in a female body.



* WorkingTheSameCase: Part of what makes the novel interesting is that four copies of the same man are investigating different matters relating to the same case. [[spoiler: Frankie comes the closest to figuring out the whole story.]]

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* WorkingTheSameCase: Part of what makes the novel interesting is that four copies of the same man are investigating different matters relating to the same case. [[spoiler: Frankie [[spoiler:Frankie comes the closest to figuring out the whole story.]]
2nd Aug '16 8:09:45 PM PaulA
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* PowerDegradation: As their time starts to run out, dittos' bodies begin turning back into clay. Note that they can be preserved by stuffing them into a fridge. The hero's girlfriend does this with a fresh copy [[SexBot in case he gets lonely]].

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* PowerDegradation: PowerDegeneration: As their time starts to run out, dittos' bodies begin turning back into clay. Note that they can be preserved by stuffing them into a fridge. The hero's girlfriend does this with a fresh copy [[SexBot in case he gets lonely]].
2nd Aug '16 8:08:35 PM PaulA
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* PowerDegradation: As their time starts to run out, dittos' bodies begin turning back into clay. Note that they can be preserved by stuffing them into a fridge. The hero's girlfriend does this with a fresh copy [[SexBot in case he gets lonely]].


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* PrivateEyeMonologue: The protagonist is a private eye who uses dittos with a built-in recorder and a compulsion to narrate everything that happens. But the results are precise and dry.
24th Mar '16 12:52:08 PM tmantookie
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* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: "Queen Irene" hires a euthanasia company to broadcast her standing wave into deep space on the hypothesis that it can imprint her consciousness on the raw ether. [[spoiler: It doesn't seem to work. The ultimate goal of ditto!Maharal, and a possible fate of Albert.]]

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* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: "Queen Irene" hires a euthanasia company to broadcast her standing wave into deep space on the hypothesis that it can imprint her consciousness on the raw ether. [[spoiler: It doesn't seem to work. The ]]
** [[spoiler:The
ultimate goal of ditto!Maharal, and a possible fate of Albert.]]
16th Oct '15 9:09:49 PM zarpaulus
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* StableTimeLoop: [[spoiler: Transcendent!Albert arranges all the odd coincidences that help the various Alberts. Making that waiter slip and distract the thugs beating up the green in the prologue, taking control of one of Beta's soldier golems to save real!Albert, nagging Frankie to stop the missiles at the cost of his own decaying body...]]
13th Oct '15 7:06:19 PM zarpaulus
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* EvilGloating: [[spoiler: ditto!Maharal]] has a long, rambling philosophical speech while he has Albert's grey ditto captive. Albert zones out a few times during it.
13th Oct '15 5:54:11 PM zarpaulus
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* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: [[spoiler: The ultimate goal of ditto!Maharal, and a possible fate of Albert.]]

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* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: "Queen Irene" hires a euthanasia company to broadcast her standing wave into deep space on the hypothesis that it can imprint her consciousness on the raw ether. [[spoiler: It doesn't seem to work. The ultimate goal of ditto!Maharal, and a possible fate of Albert.]]
21st Sep '15 10:26:07 AM PhiSat
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* {{Transsexual}}: [[spoiler: Beta, a male personality in a female body.]]

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* {{Transsexual}}: [[spoiler: Beta, Beta,]] a male personality in a female body.]]
21st Sep '15 10:24:55 AM PhiSat
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* {{Transsexual}}: [[spoiler: Beta, a male personality in a female body.]]
21st Sep '15 10:23:09 AM PhiSat
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* AffablyEvil: Beta.

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* AffablyEvil: Beta.AGodAmI: [[spoiler: Maharal's ditto.]]



* ColourCodedForYourConvenience: Green dittos are the cheapest, with slightly reduced intelligence, the least physical ability and are more suitable for menial and simpler tasks. A grey ditto is superior quality and higher price. Ebonies have increased intelligence, and can absorb and analyse large amounts of data quickly. Ivory dittos are sexbots, with more pleasure receptors. Purples are combat models, with no pain receptors. Red and yellow versions are also mentioned but don't appear much. Platinums are the highest quality, superior in their realism to greys, and can pass for human if not for their skin tone- only the rick like Kaolin can afford them.

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* ColourCodedForYourConvenience: Green dittos are the cheapest, with slightly reduced intelligence, the least physical ability and are more suitable for menial and simpler tasks. A grey ditto is superior quality and higher price. Ebonies have increased intelligence, and can absorb and analyse large amounts of data quickly. Ivory dittos are sexbots, with more pleasure receptors. Purples are combat models, with no pain receptors. Red and yellow versions are also mentioned but don't appear much. Platinums are the highest quality, superior in their realism to greys, and can pass for human if not for their skin tone- only the rick rich like Kaolin can afford them.



* FauxAffablyEvil: Beta. He plays nice, pretending to consider Albert his WorthyOpponent, but drops the act as soon as it becomes inconvenient for him.



* MegaCorp: United Kilns

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* MegaCorp: United KilnsKilns.


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* MindRape: Beta [[spoiler: is doing this to Ritu subconsciously, addicting her to getting copied and taking away/altering her memories.]]
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