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10th May '16 7:14:51 AM stopthattimerave
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* WhamLine: Warning: Behemoth gets a couple, particularly [[spoiler: "Can I trust you? Can I trust you, Deryn?"]] and [[spoiler: "Deryn Sharp was in love with him."]]

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* WhamLine: Warning: Behemoth ''Goliath'' gets a couple, particularly [[spoiler: "Can I trust you? Can I trust you, Deryn?"]] and [[spoiler: "Deryn Sharp was in love with him."]]
9th May '16 3:00:44 PM R1ck
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* WhamLine: Warning: Goliath gets a couple, particularly [[spoiler: "Can I trust you? Can I trust you, Deryn?"]] and [[spoiler: "Deryn Sharp was in love with him."]]

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* WhamLine: Warning: Goliath Behemoth gets a couple, particularly [[spoiler: "Can I trust you? Can I trust you, Deryn?"]] and [[spoiler: "Deryn Sharp was in love with him."]]
9th May '16 2:47:28 PM R1ck
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''Leviathan'' is the first book in a series by ScottWesterfeld that takes place in an alternate version of UsefulNotes/WorldWarI Europe. Some of the differences are that Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife are assassinated in the evening, as opposed to the afternoon, they have only one son... Oh, and Germans and Austrians use [[SteamPunk giant Walkers]] to fight the British and French [[LegoGenetics Fabricated Animals]]. Obviously, he took liberties with [[AlternateHistory history]].

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''Leviathan'' is a book series (and the first book in a series the series) by ScottWesterfeld that takes place in an alternate version of UsefulNotes/WorldWarI Europe. Some of the differences are that Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife are assassinated in the evening, as opposed to the afternoon, they have only one son... Oh, and Germans and Austrians use [[SteamPunk giant Walkers]] to fight the British and French [[LegoGenetics Fabricated Animals]]. Obviously, he took liberties with [[AlternateHistory history]].



The book follows two characters - the Archduke's son, Prince Aleksandr, who is whisked off on the night of his parents' assassination to a secret hideaway in the Alps before his enemies can assassinate him. The second character is a girl, Deryn Sharp, who [[SweetPollyOliver poses as a boy]] in order to join the British Air Service and eventually finds herself aboard the ''Leviathan'', a massive [[FlyingSeafoodSpecial Flying Whale]] [[ZeppelinsFromAnotherWorld Airship]] that is bound for the Ottoman Empire with one Dr. Nora Barlow, a Boffin[[note]]a scientist, in this case somebody who makes Fabricated Animals[[/note]] and her very secretive cargo. As a war between the fabricated Animal using "Darwinists" ([[SocialDarwinist not like that]]) and [[HumongousMecha Walker-using]] "Clankers" looms, Alek soon finds himself aboard the ''Leviathan'' as his enemies close in.

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The book series follows two characters - the Archduke's son, Prince Aleksandr, who is whisked off on the night of his parents' assassination to a secret hideaway in the Alps before his enemies can assassinate him. The second character is a girl, Deryn Sharp, who [[SweetPollyOliver poses as a boy]] in order to join the British Air Service and eventually finds herself aboard the ''Leviathan'', a massive [[FlyingSeafoodSpecial Flying Whale]] [[ZeppelinsFromAnotherWorld Airship]] that is bound for the Ottoman Empire with one Dr. Nora Barlow, a Boffin[[note]]a scientist, in this case somebody who makes Fabricated Animals[[/note]] and her very secretive cargo. As a war between the fabricated Animal using "Darwinists" ([[SocialDarwinist not like that]]) and [[HumongousMecha Walker-using]] "Clankers" looms, Alek soon finds himself aboard the ''Leviathan'' as his enemies close in.
15th Apr '16 6:45:34 AM tinyhands
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* OrientExpress: Heavily involved in the climax. This version has robot arms and transports military material.

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* OrientExpress: Heavily involved in the climax.climax of ''Behemoth''. This version has robot arms and transports military material.



* WhamLine: Warning: Gloiath gets a couple, particularly [[spoiler: "Can I trust you? Can I trust you, Deryn?"]] and [[spoiler: "Deryn Sharp was in love with him."]]

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* WhamLine: Warning: Gloiath Goliath gets a couple, particularly [[spoiler: "Can I trust you? Can I trust you, Deryn?"]] and [[spoiler: "Deryn Sharp was in love with him."]]
15th Apr '16 6:37:40 AM tinyhands
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** To a milder extent, the ''Leviathan.'' During the encounter with the ''Goeben'' in the Mediterranean, the airbeast is shown to sense that the [[spoiler:Tesla cannon]] is dangerous, and causes structural damage in attempting to avoid it. Interestingly, [[GeniusBall it never does this again]]-- even when [[spoiler:Goliath, Tesla's attempt build a KillSat out of his eponymous Clanker LightningGun]] is readying to fire nearby.

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** To a milder extent, the ''Leviathan.'' During the encounter with the ''Goeben'' in the Mediterranean, the airbeast is shown to sense that the [[spoiler:Tesla cannon]] is dangerous, and causes structural damage in attempting to avoid it. Interestingly, [[GeniusBall [[SmartBall it never does this again]]-- even when [[spoiler:Goliath, Tesla's attempt build a KillSat out of his eponymous Clanker LightningGun]] is readying to fire nearby.
15th Apr '16 6:36:30 AM tinyhands
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* ItWillNeverCatchOn: In the bonus chapter Alek wonders if women will ever start wearing their hair as short as Deryn's and dismisses the possibility.

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** To a milder extent, the ''Leviathan.'' During the encounter with the ''Goeben'' in the Mediterranean, the airbeast is shown to sense that the [[spoiler:Tesla cannon]] is dangerous, and causes structural damage in attempting to avoid it. Interestingly, [[GeniusBall it never does this again]]-- even when [[spoiler:Goliath, Tesla's attempt build a KillSat out of his eponymous Clanker LightningGun]] is readying to fire nearby.
* ItWillNeverCatchOn: In the bonus chapter chapter, Alek wonders if women will ever start wearing their hair as short as Deryn's and dismisses the possibility.



* KingIncognito: Alek, the heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary. Although he's the result of a morganatic[[note]]unequal in social rank[[/note]] marraige, Franz Ferdinand went to the Vatican and got a papal dispensation to make Alek heir, although it would only apply after the Emperor's death.

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* KingIncognito: Alek, the heir to the throne of Austria-Hungary. Although he's the result of a morganatic[[note]]unequal in social rank[[/note]] marraige, marriage, Franz Ferdinand went to the Vatican and got a papal dispensation to make Alek heir, although it would only apply after the Emperor's death.



* LaResistance: In Istanbul, there is the [[LaResistance Committee of Union and Progress]] which wants to remove the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire and replace him with an elected government. They existed in real life too, and were successful the ''first'' time they tried to overthrow the sultan.

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* LaResistance: In Istanbul, there is the [[LaResistance Committee of Union and Progress]] which wants to remove the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire and replace him with an elected government. They existed in real life RealLife too, and were successful [[RealityIsUnrealistic successful]] the ''first'' time they tried to overthrow the sultan.
13th Feb '16 12:00:25 PM TheBedazzledDementor
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* AHandfulForAnEye: Deryn takes down the ''Dauntless''' hijackers by throwing strong spices in their faces, incapacitating them via SensoryOverload. [[spoiler:It's also how they take down the sultan's walkers at the climax of the book.]]
6th Feb '16 12:43:26 PM Azvolrien
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** Possibly unintentional, but the ''Dauntless'', the Ottoman ambassador's elephant walker in ''Behemoth'', bears a certain strong resemblance to [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bc0PoWfPzmI The Sultan's Elephant]].
20th Dec '15 10:10:13 PM TheBedazzledDementor
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* IKissYourHand: Alek to Adela Rogers, by her demand. She teases him for not making contact with her skin. [[spoiler:Deryn also jokes about it during her goodbye to Alek in New York, but it doesn't actually happen.]]
20th Dec '15 9:30:13 PM TheBedazzledDementor
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* HumiliatingWager: In the bonus chapter, Deryn and Alek arm wrestle with whoever loses having to go to the Zoological Society's New Year's Eve party dressed as a girl.
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