History Literature / KilnPeople

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.

* ColourCodedForYourConvenience: Green dittos are FauxAffablyEvil: Beta. He plays nice, pretending to consider Albert his WorthyOpponent, but drops the cheapest, with slightly reduced intelligence, the least physical ability and are more suitable act as soon as it becomes inconvenient 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.him.

* MegaCorp: United Kilns
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* MegaCorp: United KilnsKilns.

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* MegaCorp: United KilnsMindRape: Beta [[spoiler: is doing this to Ritu subconsciously, addicting her to getting copied and taking away/altering her memories.]]
6th Jul '15 4:27:34 PM LondonPurple
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* EnemyWithout: [[spoiler: Beta]]

* MesACrowd: Core to life in the book's setting. The plot essentially follows Archie and three dittos he creates on a Tuesday morning (one to investigate a new case, one to close an old one, one to do the chores). From there events spiral out of control as he investigates the mysteries he encounters.
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* MesACrowd: Core to life in the book's setting. The plot essentially follows Archie and three dittos he creates on a Tuesday morning (one to investigate a new case, one to close an old one, one to do the chores). From there events spiral out of control as he investigates he/they investigate the mysteries he encounters.he/they encounter.
6th Jul '15 4:23:19 PM LondonPurple
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* {{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.]]
6th Jul '15 4:20:41 PM LondonPurple
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* BecomeARealBoy: [[spoiler: Once Albert becomes semi-comatose 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.]]
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* BecomeARealBoy: [[spoiler: Once Albert becomes semi-comatose 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.]]

* 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. There are also the platinum dittos used by Maharal and the plaids used by Beta; these are custom models that contain the full intellect of their rig (and in the case of platinums, look almost human).
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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. There Platinums are also the platinum 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. ** Although colour customization of dittos used by Maharal and the plaids used by Beta; covers up these are custom models that contain the full intellect of categories, some characters prefer certain designs which mark their rig (and in the case dittos, such as Beta's preference for yellows, [[spoiler: then tartan then spiral designs. Kaolin takes advantage of platinums, look almost human).these to pass of his dittos has Beta.]]
2nd Jul '15 4:23:17 PM LondonPurple
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* AmazingTechnicolorPopulation: It's actually illegal to have dittos walking around in public with realistic skin tones. So the basic models are colour-coded based on their model, then they are recolored based on personal preference.

* 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.]]

* CloneDegeneration: Dittos (also called golems) [[EverythingFades disintegrate]] after their small amount of artificial life force is used up. There are however some ways to slow the process. Also, copying a ditto's mind into another ditto generally results in a drooling idiot rather than a functional golem; Albert's got a minor quirk, in that his dittos of dittos work perfectly.
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* CloneDegeneration: Dittos (also called golems) [[EverythingFades disintegrate]] after their small amount of artificial life force is used up. There are however some ways to slow the process. Also, copying ** Copying a ditto's mind into another ditto generally results in a drooling idiot rather than a functional golem; Albert's got a minor quirk, in that his dittos of dittos work perfectly.perfectly. ** Making dittos when distracted or emotional results in frankensteins/"frankies": copies that deviate from their original. This can range from shambling monsters to simply identifying as new, original individuals. Archie's green ditto on Tuesday morning is his first frankie, identified as Frank/Frankie/Gumby.

* CloneDegeneration: Dittos (also called golems) [[EverythingFades disintegrate]] after their small amount of artificial life force is used up. There are however some ways to slow the process. Also, copying a ditto's mind into another ditto generally results in a drooling idiot rather than a functional golem; Albert's got a minor quirk, in that DeityOfHumanOrigin: [[spoiler: ditMaharal's plan. Unfortunately Albert and his dittos sabotage it, resulting in instead Albert becoming an extradimensional explorer of dittos work perfectly.human origin.]]

* CloneDegeneration: Dittos (also called golems) [[EverythingFades disintegrate]] after LiteralSplitPersonality: [[spoiler: Beta is a split personality of Ritu Maharal which takes over all of her dittos. It is suggested by Beta that their small amount of artificial life force is used up. There father Yohil Maharal may have a more subdued version.]] * MadScientist: Diagnosed as Smersh-Foxleitner Syndrome. Arrogance, sociopathy, mood-swings, self-delusion are however some ways to slow the process. Also, copying a ditto's mind into another ditto generally results in a drooling idiot rather than a functional golem; Albert's got a minor quirk, in that his dittos of dittos work perfectly.its many symptoms, and [[spoiler: ditMaharal]] is a text-book case.

* CloneDegeneration: Dittos (also called golems) [[EverythingFades disintegrate]] after their small amount of artificial MegaCorp: United Kilns * MesACrowd: Core to life force is used up. There are however some ways to slow in the process. Also, copying a ditto's mind into another ditto generally results in a drooling idiot rather than a functional golem; Albert's got a minor quirk, in that his book's setting. The plot essentially follows Archie and three dittos he creates on a Tuesday morning (one to investigate a new case, one to close an old one, one to do the chores). From there events spiral out of dittos work perfectly.control as he investigates the mysteries he encounters.

* PrivateDetective: Albert Morris (and some of his dittos).
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* PrivateDetective: Albert Morris (and some of by extension his dittos).

* PrivateDetective: Albert Morris (and some SharingABody: [[spoiler: Beta is Ritu Maharal's split personality, a result of Maharal attempting to imprint his dittos).own genius into her as a child.]]

* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: Dittos have no rights to speak of; if a ditto is killed, it's not murder, but a civil tort for destruction of the original's property. * WeWillUseManualLabourInTheFuture: Dittos built in non-human forms for greater physical strength are used in factories.
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* StrappedToAnOperatingTable: [[spoiler: Tuesday's first grey, and the red that is duplicated from it.]] * SuperSoldier: Ditto soldiers, all with superhuman abilities, fight all wars now, as humans cannot compete with their abilities and disposable nature. So now all wars are treated as sport: competition where incredible soldiers fight for a week, while their human originals meditate and train. * WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: Dittos have no rights to speak of; if a ditto is killed, it's not murder, but a civil tort for destruction of the original's property. property. This is despite dittos possessing all of their originals consciousness and personality, if copied correctly. * WeWillUseManualLabourInTheFuture: Dittos are often built in non-human forms for forms, such as greater physical strength for in factories, or titanic dinosaur-like dittoes as buses. * WorkingTheSameCase: Part of what makes the novel interesting is that four copies of the same man are used in factories.investigating different matters relating to the same case. [[spoiler: Frankie comes the closest to figuring out the whole story.]] * ZombieAdvocate: Individuals of varying extremism compete for ditto rights as persons rather than property. The Ephemeral Church are more moderate, giving dittos support and healthcare despite only lasting for a day, while Lum's extremists want to make dittos equivalent to people. Reactions range from sympathy to contempt.
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