History Literature / LuckyStarr

22nd Mar '16 9:17:33 AM QuantumReality
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* LaserBlade: TropeMaker, surprisingly enough.

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* LaserBlade: TropeMaker, surprisingly enough. They are first featured in ''David Starr: Space Ranger''.



* RecklessSidekick: Bigman again. Lucky occasionally has to remind Bigman he can't go haring off based on suspicion alone with only the flimiest of plans. [[spoiler:A case where this tendency almost backfires on Bigman is when he proposes single combat with an antagonist who is consideraly taller and doesn't play fair.]]

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* RecklessSidekick: Bigman again. Bigman; Lucky occasionally has to remind Bigman him he can't go haring off based on suspicion alone with only the flimiest of plans. [[spoiler:A case where this tendency almost backfires on Bigman is when he proposes single combat with an antagonist who is consideraly considerably taller and doesn't play fair.]]



* ShownTheirWork: It is by Creator/IsaacAsimov, after all.

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* ShownTheirWork: It is by Creator/IsaacAsimov, after all. He was well-known for meticulously ensuring the science he used was accurate; as one example it is actually perfectly safe to breathe pure oxygen in a pressurized suit at one-fifth normal atmospheric pressure.



* SpaceX: The V-frogs.
* StellarName: "Starr".

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* SpaceX: The V-frogs.
V-frogs, so named because they are a native species to Venus and appear somewhat froglike (albeit they have six legs).
* StellarName: "Starr"."Starr", which is pretty self-explanatory.



* TrickedOutShoes: See elsewhere in this page for mention of Martian hip-boots.
* UnderwaterCity: Featured in ''Oceans of Venus''.

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* TrickedOutShoes: See elsewhere in this page for mention of the garishly-colored Martian hip-boots.
* UnderwaterCity: Featured in ''Oceans of Venus''.Venus'', as it is essentially a planetary ocean.
22nd Mar '16 9:13:22 AM QuantumReality
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* RecklessSidekick: Bigman again.

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* RecklessSidekick: Bigman again. Lucky occasionally has to remind Bigman he can't go haring off based on suspicion alone with only the flimiest of plans. [[spoiler:A case where this tendency almost backfires on Bigman is when he proposes single combat with an antagonist who is consideraly taller and doesn't play fair.]]
7th Mar '16 8:33:54 AM QuantumReality
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The first books were also marketed to Hollywood, as the basis for a TV series, which is why Asimov went with the pseudonym. He had seen how Hollywood tended to butcher the works of other SF writers, and wanted to be able to disassociate himself from any resulting series, if he had to. After the TV idea fell through, he started added elements to the later books that clearly labelled him as the author (such as three-laws robots with positronic brains.)

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The first books were also marketed to Hollywood, as the basis for a TV series, which is why Asimov went with the pseudonym. He had seen how Hollywood tended to butcher the works of other SF writers, and wanted to be able to disassociate himself from any resulting series, if he had to. After the TV idea fell through, he started added adding elements to the later books that clearly labelled him as the author (such as three-laws robots with positronic brains.)
28th Oct '15 10:55:45 AM Omeganian
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* ExactWords: In one book, an important plot point is [[spoiler:that a capsule with valuable intel data in orbit around a planet is said, by an incomplete transmission received from it, to be in a "normal" orbit -- which is taken to mean "standard", around the planet's equator. The capsule cannot be found until it is realised that "normal" was actually used in the geometric sense -- "perpendicular", a polar orbit.]]

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* ExactWords: In one book, an important plot point is [[spoiler:that a capsule with valuable intel data in orbit around a planet is said, by an incomplete transmission received from the ship that launched it, to be in a "normal" orbit -- which is taken to mean "standard", around the planet's equator. The capsule cannot be found until it is realised that "normal" was actually used in the geometric sense -- "perpendicular", a polar orbit.]]
5th Oct '15 9:36:47 AM Omeganian
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* ExactWords: In one book, an important plot point is [[spoiler:that a spaceship in orbit around a planet is said, by an incomplete transmission received from it, to be in a "normal" orbit -- which is taken to mean "standard", around the planet's equator. The ship cannot be found until it is realised that "normal" was actually used in the geometric sense -- "perpendicular", a polar orbit.]]

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* ExactWords: In one book, an important plot point is [[spoiler:that a spaceship capsule with valuable intel data in orbit around a planet is said, by an incomplete transmission received from it, to be in a "normal" orbit -- which is taken to mean "standard", around the planet's equator. The ship capsule cannot be found until it is realised that "normal" was actually used in the geometric sense -- "perpendicular", a polar orbit.]]
5th Jul '15 3:47:01 PM QuantumReality
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* HeterosexualLifePartners: Hector Conway and Augustus Henree.

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* HeterosexualLifePartners: HeterosexualLifePartners:
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Hector Conway and Augustus Henree.



* YouRemindMeOfX: Very sparingly referred to ordinarily as to his descent from his father and mother, but [[spoiler:it becomes a crucial revelation of the true nature of a character in ''Pirates of the Asteroids'' due to Lucky catching on to a peculiar aspect of the remembrance.]]

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* YouRemindMeOfX: Very sparingly referred to ordinarily as to his descent from his father and mother, but [[spoiler:it it becomes a crucial revelation of the true nature of a character in [[spoiler:in ''Pirates of the Asteroids'' due to Lucky catching on to a peculiar aspect of the remembrance.remembrance - the person in question notices the resemblance when Lucky gets angry, and Lucky knows his father rarely if ever showed it, except most memorably when he was ready to shoot any incoming pirates on the ship the Starrs were travelling on.]]
25th Apr '15 7:25:24 PM QuantumReality
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* [[IronicNickname Ironic Middle Name]]: John ''Bigman'' Jones (5 foot 2, counting the hair he keeps combed straight up).

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* [[IronicNickname Ironic Middle Name]]: IronicNickname: John ''Bigman'' Jones (5 foot 2, counting the hair he keeps combed straight up).
25th Apr '15 7:23:42 PM QuantumReality
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* [[CharacterNameAndTheNounPhrase Character Name And]] TheXOfY

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* %%* [[CharacterNameAndTheNounPhrase Character Name And]] TheXOfY
25th Apr '15 7:23:01 PM QuantumReality
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* AirVentPassageway: [[spoiler:Bigman has to admit he's small enough to fit in one to be able to access a critical relay which, once disconnected, will keep an airlock from opening.]]

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* AirVentPassageway: [[spoiler:Bigman has to admit he's small enough to fit in uses one to be able to access a critical relay which, once disconnected, will keep an airlock from opening.]]
25th Apr '15 7:21:52 PM QuantumReality
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%% Please do not delete or comment out the ZeroContextExamples. they are self-explanatory, and I've already fixed up others that could be potentially less clear.

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%% Please do not delete or comment out the ZeroContextExamples. %%Some tropes below have been commented off as they are self-explanatory, and I've already fixed up others that could either Zero Context Examples for which good examples can't be potentially less clear.cited, or are Pot-holed tropes for which replacements need to be found.



* AffectionateGestureToTheHead

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* AffectionateGestureToTheHeadAffectionateGestureToTheHead: Shows up from time to time in the books, usually with Lucky ruffling Bigman's hair.



* AwesomeMcCoolname

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* AwesomeMcCoolnameAwesomeMcCoolname: John ''Bigman'' Jones; he answers predominantly to "Bigman", though he is all of five feet two inches in height.



* EscapePod
* EverybodySmokes: except Lucky and Bigman.

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* EscapePod
EscapePod: When he was a child, Lucky was placed in one in ''Space Ranger'' to save him from marauding pirates.
* EverybodySmokes: except Quite a few characters do, but not Lucky and Bigman.



* [[ExcitedShowTitle Excited Chapter Title!]]

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* %%* [[ExcitedShowTitle Excited Chapter Title!]]



* GaggingOnYourWords
* GoToAlias: Lucky uses "William Williams". Or "Dick Williams".
* GovernmentAgencyOfFiction: The Council of Science
* [[HasTwoMommies Has Two Dads]]

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* GaggingOnYourWords
GaggingOnYourWords: Happens a few times in the books. As one example, Bigman, with great reluctance, admits he isn't very tall in ''Oceans of Venus''.
* GoToAlias: Lucky uses "William Williams". Or Williams", or "Dick Williams".
* GovernmentAgencyOfFiction: The Council of Science
*
Science.
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[[HasTwoMommies Has Two Dads]]



* ItIsDehumanizing

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* ItIsDehumanizingItIsDehumanizing: A racist Sirian refuses to use "he" as the pronoun to describe Bigman:



* LookBehindYou

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* %%* LookBehindYou



* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain
* PintsizedPowerhouse: Bigman.

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* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain
PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: Most notably, Sten Devoure from ''Rings of Saturn''. He's unabashedly racist and has a very narrow view of what constitutes a human being.
* PintsizedPowerhouse: Bigman. When he gets into fights, he usually manages to win.



* RuleOfCool: In ''David Starr, Space Ranger'', there is a fancy restaurant with tables made out of force fields. Why? Because they're so easy to clean, of course... yeah, right.

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* RuleOfCool: In ''David Starr, Space Ranger'', there is a fancy restaurant with tables made out of force fields. Why? Because they're so allegedly easy to clean, of course... yeah, right.clean. However, the book goes on to say that the force fields worked ''too'' well, and the fields had to be made to purposely glitter so people would see that their plates and cutlery actually rested on something tangible.



* SpacePirates

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* SpacePiratesSpacePirates: Featured in ''Pirates of the Asteroids'', and they also get a mention in ''Space Ranger''.



* UnspokenPlanGuarantee
* UnusualEuphemism: "To Sun-center with the Sirian cobbers!"

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* UnspokenPlanGuarantee
UnspokenPlanGuarantee: Invoked in ''Rings of Saturn''; [[spoiler:Lucky has a plan to force the Sirians to become arrogant and overplay their hand at an interstellar conference.]]
* UnusualEuphemism: "To Sun-center with the Sirian cobbers!"cobbers!" as one example.
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