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21st Jun '17 2:58:45 PM Ilya_Rysenkov
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** Judging by their characters and their dialogues, both are anti-villains at worst

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** Judging by their characters and their dialogues, both are anti-villains at worstworst.
21st Jun '17 2:55:53 PM Ilya_Rysenkov
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** Judging by their characters and their dialogues, both are anti-villains at worst
10th Apr '17 5:44:24 PM nombretomado
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'''Line of Delirium''' (''Линия грёз'', Liniya gryoz; can be also translated as ''Line of Reveries'' or ''Line of Dreams'', which are more appropriate titles) is a SpaceOpera trilogy written by the popular Russian science fiction author SergeyLukyanenko. The setting of the trilogy was influenced by ''VideoGame/MasterOfOrion'', although the only things that can be tied back to the game are the names of the alien races and several planets. The novels describe a distant future where humanity is living in a [[CrapsackWorld Crapsack Universe]] still recovering from a devastating interstellar war and dealing with a radical new technology called aTan (anti-Thanatos) that allows a person to be [[ResurrectiveImmortality recreated in case of death]], essentially granting immortality to anyone willing and able to pay for it.

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'''Line of Delirium''' (''Линия грёз'', Liniya gryoz; can be also translated as ''Line of Reveries'' or ''Line of Dreams'', which are more appropriate titles) is a SpaceOpera trilogy written by the popular Russian science fiction author SergeyLukyanenko.Creator/SergeyLukyanenko. The setting of the trilogy was influenced by ''VideoGame/MasterOfOrion'', although the only things that can be tied back to the game are the names of the alien races and several planets. The novels describe a distant future where humanity is living in a [[CrapsackWorld Crapsack Universe]] still recovering from a devastating interstellar war and dealing with a radical new technology called aTan (anti-Thanatos) that allows a person to be [[ResurrectiveImmortality recreated in case of death]], essentially granting immortality to anyone willing and able to pay for it.
13th Dec '16 9:30:26 AM ChronoLegion
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* FutureImperfect - During his second arrival to Grail, Kay calls himself Literature/DavidCopperfield and Tommy Literature/OliverTwist. When the customs officer gets suspicious, Kay explains that the two of them belong to a cult of anonimists. Not only do they not carry any identification, but their names are borrowed from a book by Creator/MarkTwain about the [[Literature/TheAdventuresOfTomSawyer adventures of two close friends]], clearly confusing them for two titular characters from separate novels by Creator/CharlesDickens. The customs officer seems to accept that, including their statement about [[Literature/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy hitchhiking across the galaxy]].
12th Dec '16 11:51:27 AM ChronoLegion
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* SpaceIsCold - surprisingly averted. When jumping out into space in PoweredArmor (not in a proper EVA suit), Kay's main concern isn't air, it's overheating, since armor was never meant to spend a long time in vacuum, so cooling has never been an issue.
12th Dec '16 9:46:55 AM ChronoLegion
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* CatFolk - the Mrrshan are marsupial cat-like creatures with three sexes. They are most known for their excellent wines.

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* CatFolk - the Mrrshan are marsupial cat-like creatures with three sexes.sexes (male, male-prime, and female). They are most known for their excellent wines. They normally live in trios. Humans, who live on their planets, tend to adopt Mrrshan family norms.
12th Dec '16 9:44:27 AM ChronoLegion
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* FateWorseThanDeath - it's stated that exiting hyperspace without decelerating first results in it entering normal space at a high percentage of the speed of light, sending the ship (and its crew) on a [[TimeDilation one-way trip into the future]] with no way back. As a rule, the crew is unable to adjust to the change (and the fact that their loved ones are dead), and suicides are common. [[spoiler:Admiral Lemak ends up suffering this fate thanks to Arthur]].


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* GoingDownWithTheShip - after [[spoiler:Arthur dooms Lemak's destroyer to a relativistic flight into the future, Lemak refuses to take the easy way out and shoot himself in the moments before it happens. He orders anyone with [=aTan=] to kill themselves, but very few can bring themselves to commit suicide (even if temporary). Lemak tells the ship's captain to do it, but the latter points out that he doesn't have [=aTan=] anymore]].
16th Nov '16 12:29:17 PM ChronoLegion
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* ParentalIncest - It's not uncommon for Mrrshan males to produce offspring with their own daughters. Of course, Mrrshans have 3 sexes, so the conception also requires a male-prime to participate.
16th Nov '16 5:41:30 AM ChronoLegion
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* NoBiochemicalBarriers - it's mentioned that, while considered taboo by most humans, certain people like to have sex with members of other races. Additionally, Mrrshan wines are renouned throughout the galaxy as the best.

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* NoBiochemicalBarriers - it's mentioned that, while considered taboo by most humans, certain people like to have sex with members of other races. Additionally, Mrrshan wines are renouned throughout the galaxy as the best. Also, during the Tukai Conflict, some human had the bright idea of importing fleas onto the Mrrshan homeworld of Fieras. The tiny bloodsuckers had since become the scourge of the furry Mrrshans.
1st Nov '16 11:53:11 AM ChronoLegion
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* AteHisGun:
** A common practice for discovered Darlok spies, although, strangely enough, they always shout the word "Darlok" before pulling the trigger.
** [[spoiler:Henrietta Fiscalocci, AKA Wanda Kahowski, after the plot to drive the Emperor crazy fails. She manages to pull the trigger just as Imperial soldiers are bursting into her home, having had the foresight to cancel her aTan beforehand]].
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