History Literature / OldMansWar

1st May '17 6:15:59 PM PaulA
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* BlueAndOrangeMorality: The Consu have an... interesting way of making the galaxy a better place. See AbsoluteXenophobe above.

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* BlueAndOrangeMorality: The Consu have an... interesting way are, by their own lights, well-intentioned and helpful toward other races, but their idea of making the galaxy a better place. See AbsoluteXenophobe above. helpful is everyone else's idea of condescending and hostile.



* ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler:Weaponized [=SmartBlood=] and the use of trees climbing to avoid hostile guns]] in ''The Ghost Brigades''.
** ChekhovsBoomerang: The [[spoiler:[=SmartBlood=]]] thing comes up no less than three times: [[spoiler:once when it kills a mosquito, once when Jared uses it to blind an enemy in combat, and finally (and most epically) when he uses it as a TakingYouWithMe to counter Boutin's GrandTheftMe.]]

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* ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler:Weaponized [=SmartBlood=] and the use of trees climbing to avoid hostile guns]] in ChekhovsBoomerang: In ''The Ghost Brigades''.
** ChekhovsBoomerang: The [[spoiler:[=SmartBlood=]]] thing
Brigades'', [[spoiler:the method of weaponizing [=SmartBlood=]]] comes up no less than three times: [[spoiler:once when it kills a mosquito, once when Jared uses it to blind an enemy in combat, and finally (and most epically) when he uses it as a TakingYouWithMe to counter Boutin's GrandTheftMe.]]]]
* ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler:The use of trees climbing to avoid hostile guns]] in ''The Ghost Brigades''.



* FictionalUnitedNations: The Conclave, intended by its creator to put an end to the incessant territorial warfare between the LoadsAndLoadsOfRaces and divvy up colony worlds fairly. First mentioned in ''The Ghost Brigades'', ''The Last Colony'' and ''Zoe's Tale'' deal with an attempt by the Colonial Union to sabotage it. [[spoiler:After determining that the alien in charge had the right idea after all, especially since the Union's success immensely pissed off 412 different species, he and Zoe help the Conclave reform and pull the BenevolentAlienInvasion above.]]

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* FictionalUnitedNations: The Conclave, intended by its creator to put an end to the incessant territorial warfare between the LoadsAndLoadsOfRaces and divvy up colony worlds fairly. First mentioned in ''The Ghost Brigades'', Brigades''; ''The Last Colony'' and ''Zoe's Tale'' deal with an attempt by the Colonial Union to sabotage it. [[spoiler:After determining that the alien in charge had the right idea after all, especially since the Union's success immensely pissed off 412 different species, he John and Zoe help the Conclave reform and pull the BenevolentAlienInvasion above.end Earth's enforced isolation by sending a Conclave trade fleet.]]
1st May '17 12:57:26 PM Kafkesque
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* DarkIsNotEvil: Or Horrifying Is Not Evil, as the case may be. This is [[InvokedTrope invoked]] during John's training as the recruits are shown two images of alien races, one a StarfishAlien that looks like something out of [[Creator/HPLovecraft Lovecraft's]] nightmare, the other a cute deer. They're then informed that the Lovecraft aliens are actually rather personable and friendly, whereas the deer-like aliens [[ToServeMan think humans are quite tasty.]]
1st May '17 8:46:51 AM Kafkesque
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* FreakOut: John has one during the [[CurbStompBattle rather one-sided battle]] against a race of [[{{Lilliputians}} inch-high aliens]]. In a subversion, he's told afterwards that not only were his superior officers expecting him (and every other new recruit) to have one eventually, they would've been worried about his mental health if he ''hadn't''.
1st May '17 8:24:10 AM Kafkesque
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* BlueAndOrageMorality: The Consu have an... interesting way of making the galaxy a better place. See AbsoluteXenophobe above.

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* BlueAndOrageMorality: BlueAndOrangeMorality: The Consu have an... interesting way of making the galaxy a better place. See AbsoluteXenophobe above.
1st May '17 8:23:56 AM Kafkesque
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* BlueAndOrageMorality: The Consu have an... interesting way of making the galaxy a better place. See AbsoluteXenophobe above.


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* CondescendingCompassion: The Consu think you're inferior and unworthy to the point that everyone and everything that has come into contact with you afterwards must be ritually disposed of... [[spoiler:but they love you anyway and hope to someday bring you up to perfection, like them. ([[BlueAndOrangeMorality By way of constant warfare.]])]]
1st May '17 8:18:26 AM Kafkesque
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* HonorBeforeReason: The Consu again. Their highly ritualized style of warfare and [[BlueAndOrangeMorality idiosyncratic]] goals are basically the only reason they haven't wiped out every other intelligent species in the area.
1st May '17 8:14:16 AM Kafkesque
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* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: Boutin might be orchestrating an interstellar war that will kill billions of humans, but he's genuinely devoted to his daughter Zoe.
1st May '17 8:07:03 AM Kafkesque
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** ChekhovsBoomerang: The [[spoiler:[=SmartBlood=]]] thing comes up no less than three times: [[spoiler:once when it kills a mosquito, once when Jared uses it to blind an enemy in combat, and finally (and most epically) when he uses it as a TakingYouWithMe to counter Boutin's GrandTheftMe.]]
19th Apr '17 2:02:27 PM Kafkesque
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** ''The Ghost Brigades'' has the main character, John Dirac, assigned to research pop culture depictions of ArtificialHumans; he starts by reading Literature/{{Frankenstein}} and later runs across [[Creator/IsaacAsimov R. Daneel Olivaw]], [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Data]], [[Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey HAL]], Manga/AstroBoy, and [[Franchise/{{Terminator}} the Terminators]].
5th Apr '17 5:09:27 PM PaulA
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-->'''Perry''': [[OddFriendship I liked her immediately.]]

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-->'''Perry''': -->'''Perry:''' [[OddFriendship I liked her immediately.]]
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