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2nd Feb '17 6:56:58 PM KingClark
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** MEDUSA ([[spoiler: a giant laser weapon]]) and ODIN ([[spoiler: a {{KillSat}}]]).

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** MEDUSA ([[spoiler: a ([[spoiler:a giant laser weapon]]) and ODIN ([[spoiler: a ([[spoiler:a {{KillSat}}]]).
25th Nov '16 2:49:04 AM Malachi108
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Creator/PeterJackson and WETA Digital are currently working on a film adaptation of the first book, Mortal Engines, though the release date remains uncertain.

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Creator/PeterJackson and WETA Digital are currently working on a film adaptation of the first book, Mortal Engines, though the release date remains uncertain.
to be released in December 2018.
11th Nov '16 6:49:16 AM ProxyComment26
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* CoolBoat: The Limpets used by the Lost Boys, amphibious [[SpiderTank spider-legged walkers]] that double as submarines.
11th Nov '16 4:19:01 AM ProxyComment26
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** An alternate variant is seen in ''Predator's Gold'' in the case of the polar Traction City ''Arkangel''. The less well-to-do of ''Arkangel'' live in the outer regions of the city where they are more exposed to the cold, while the city's elite live near the center where thay can benefit from the warmth given off by the city's engines.
6th Nov '16 9:17:42 PM dlchen145
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* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: Hester and Tom, complete with romantic tension, and especially in the first half or so of ''Mortal Engines''. Tom is a sensitive, emotional, often naive NonActionGuy, while Hester is a BadAss ActionGirl who doesn't talk much and suppresses her feelings. Tom is constantly shocked by the rough world beyond London, while Hester is the one who's seen it all before, has a tough skin, and gets irritated by Tom's difficulty coping until he starts to adjust. As a bonus, Tom is handsome and conventionally attractive, while Hester has a huge disfiguring scar.

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* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: Hester and Tom, complete with romantic tension, and especially in the first half or so of ''Mortal Engines''. Tom is a sensitive, emotional, often naive NonActionGuy, while Hester is a BadAss badass ActionGirl who doesn't talk much and suppresses her feelings. Tom is constantly shocked by the rough world beyond London, while Hester is the one who's seen it all before, has a tough skin, and gets irritated by Tom's difficulty coping until he starts to adjust. As a bonus, Tom is handsome and conventionally attractive, while Hester has a huge disfiguring scar.
1st Nov '16 10:57:17 AM ProxyComment26
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** Though humanity's back on its feet (15,000 or so years will do that for a civilization) the Sixty Minute War had such massive environmental effects and dumped so many nukes that south China was flooded, Antarctica de-frosted, seas moved around, pretty much everything north of New York City froze solid, Australia seems to have vanished (though WordOfGod says he just never got around to writing anything about it) and ''Panama ceased to exist.'' Not flooded, '' severed and destroyed.'' Class 2, verging on a class 3a.

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** Though humanity's back on its feet (15,000 or so years will do that for a civilization) the Sixty Minute War had such massive environmental effects and dumped so many nukes that south China was flooded, Antarctica de-frosted, seas moved around, pretty much everything north of New York City froze solid, Australia seems to have vanished (though WordOfGod says he just never got around to writing anything about it) and ''Panama ceased to exist.'' Not flooded, '' severed and destroyed.'' [[spoiler:''Scrivener's Moon'' reveals that it was wiped out in a series of directed asteroid strikes.]] Class 2, verging on a class 3a.
26th Oct '16 4:01:17 AM LentilSandEater
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* KarmaHoudini: somehow played ''and'' averted with Pennyroyal: he never paid for [[spoiler:shooting Tom and stealing the ''Jenny Haniver'']] but at the end of the last book, [[spoiler: his reputation is ruined and he spends a fair amount of time in prison. Though he does get released and married eventually, nobody ever trusted him enough to publish the one truthful book he wrote, not even his wealthy wife]].

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* KarmaHoudini: somehow played ''and'' averted Downplayed with Pennyroyal: he never paid for [[spoiler:shooting Tom and stealing the ''Jenny Haniver'']] but at the end of the last book, [[spoiler: his reputation is ruined and he spends a fair amount of time in prison. Though he does get released and married eventually, nobody ever trusted him enough to publish the one truthful book he wrote, not even his wealthy wife]].
26th Oct '16 3:58:38 AM LentilSandEater
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* EnormousEngine: How do you think a Traction City gets around?
** so much so that they have to eat other Traction Cities to fuel them.

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* EnormousEngine: How do you think a Traction City gets around?
** so
around? So much so that they have to eat other Traction Cities to fuel them.



* FeetOfClay: Both of Tom's heroes. Nimrod Pennyroyal is the slightly nicer. [[spoiler:Relatively: he shoots Tom in the heart, eventually causing his death]], SmallNameBigEgo version. Thaddeus Valentine is the nasty, nasty kind.
** However, Valentine is the more likeable character, almost a TragicVillain, while Pennyroyal is as despicable as Gilderoy Lockhart characters tend to be.
* ForegoneConclusion: [[LaResistance The London Underground]] in ''Scrivener's Moon'' aren't going to stop the reconstruction of London as the first Traction City.
** From what we know of air technology in Mortal Engines, Arlo isn't going to complete his aeroplane [[spoiler: but then he does. It just gets destroyed and the technology banned by religion, making this a bit of a ShaggyDogStory. Some of his comments on 'bird roads' and such do indicate that he has an impact on flight though.]]

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* FeetOfClay: Both of Tom's heroes. Nimrod Pennyroyal is the slightly nicer. [[spoiler:Relatively: he shoots Tom in the heart, eventually causing his death]], SmallNameBigEgo version. Thaddeus Valentine is the nasty, nasty kind.
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kind. However, Valentine is the more likeable character, almost a TragicVillain, while Pennyroyal is as despicable as Gilderoy Lockhart characters tend to be.
* ForegoneConclusion: [[LaResistance The London Underground]] in ''Scrivener's Moon'' aren't going to stop the reconstruction of London as the first Traction City.
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City. From what we know of air technology in Mortal Engines, Arlo isn't going to complete his aeroplane [[spoiler: but then he does. It just gets destroyed and the technology banned by religion, making this a bit of a ShaggyDogStory. Some of his comments on 'bird roads' and such do indicate that he has an impact on flight though.]]
26th Oct '16 3:57:12 AM LentilSandEater
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* [[DroppedABridgeOnHim Dropped An Airship On Him]] [[spoiler:Bevis]].
** Also, Shrike. Though it's more [[spoiler: ran a city over him.]]
*** [[spoiler: He [[ImplacableMan got better though.]] Twice.]]

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* [[DroppedABridgeOnHim Dropped An Airship On Him]] Him]]
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[[spoiler:Bevis]].
** Also, Shrike. Though it's more Shrike gets run over by a city, but he gets better. He gains a bit of respect for [[spoiler: ran a city over Tom]] for tricking him.]]
*** [[spoiler: He [[ImplacableMan got better though.]] Twice.]]
26th Sep '16 8:55:22 PM AppleJuicetice
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** In the Fever Crumb series, Fever saves Charley from drowning outside Nonesuch House. [[spoiler: He shoots her "dead" immediately afterwards (she's saved by the mechanimalculae Godshawk injected in her blood), sets her up in the third book (to not much success) and later becomes hands-down London's most incompetent Lord Mayor.]]
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