History Literature / OutOfTheDark

21st May '17 6:16:45 PM nombretomado
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* BreakOutTheMuseumPiece: Weapons stockpiles in Romania contained surplus Soviet weapons dating from as far back as WorldWarII and are used by the resistance forces in the region.

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* BreakOutTheMuseumPiece: Weapons stockpiles in Romania contained surplus Soviet weapons dating from as far back as WorldWarII UsefulNotes/WorldWarII and are used by the resistance forces in the region.



* DieHardOnAnX: Up until the {{TwistEnding}}, it's basically ''{{Worldwar}}'' in the twenty-first century, with the political and technological issues adjusted accordingly.

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* DieHardOnAnX: Up until the {{TwistEnding}}, it's basically ''{{Worldwar}}'' ''Literature/{{Worldwar}}'' in the twenty-first century, with the political and technological issues adjusted accordingly.
13th May '17 3:57:45 PM Ea4g
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* ComicallyMissingThePoint: It only becomes funny during the Shongairi invasion, but the take-away from the original hegemony survey of Earth counts as this. The Barthoni team took away that humans are barbarians from watching a battle from the hundred years war when they should have learned that, even when faced with seemingly insurmountable odds, humans will try to find creative solutions to problems before giving up. From the way the invasion was conducted, that simply never occurred to anyone even though everyone had access to the same data.
13th Jul '16 8:38:01 PM Discar
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* OutsideContextVillain: Both sides are this to each other for various reasons. [[spoiler: The vampires]] throw this trope back in the alien's face.

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* OutsideContextVillain: OutsideGenreFoe: Both sides are this to each other for various reasons. [[spoiler: The vampires]] throw this trope back in the alien's face.
26th Apr '16 7:11:20 AM LordInsane
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* DeconstructedTrope: The story deconstructs HumansAreWarriors and HumansAdvanceSwiftly. The Shongairi witnessed the English slaughtering the French at Agincourt and see how fast human tech is progressing compared to "civilized" races and are scared to hell. So they tell their enforcer race that everyone will turn a blind eye if an accident were to happen to us...

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* DeconstructedTrope: The story deconstructs HumansAreWarriors and HumansAdvanceSwiftly. The Shongairi Hegemony witnessed the English slaughtering the French at Agincourt and see how fast human tech is progressing compared to "civilized" races and are scared to hell. So they tell their enforcer race that everyone will turn a blind eye if an accident were to happen to us...
24th Jan '16 1:25:39 PM Morgenthaler
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* [[spoiler:{{Dracula}}:]] It's foreshadowed a bit, but it's called a TwistEnding for a reason.

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* [[spoiler:{{Dracula}}:]] {{Dracula}}: It's foreshadowed a bit, but it's called a TwistEnding for a reason.



* [[spoiler: FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire]]: [[spoiler: Vlad is ''trying'' to be one of these, but the Shongairi are ''pushing'' him. He deliberately makes Stephen a vampire in order to be one of these and his MoralityPet.]]

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* [[spoiler: FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire]]: FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire: [[spoiler: Vlad is ''trying'' to be one of these, but the Shongairi are ''pushing'' him. He deliberately makes Stephen a vampire in order to be one of these and his MoralityPet.]]



* [[spoiler: ImmuneToBullets: The vampires.]]

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* [[spoiler: ImmuneToBullets: [[spoiler: The vampires.]]



* [[spoiler:OurVampiresAreDifferent: Instant intangibility/gaseous form, invulnerability to conventional weapons, undetectable to thermal or night vision, no need to breathe, and no vulnerability to holy items.]]

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* [[spoiler:OurVampiresAreDifferent: Instant OurVampiresAreDifferent: [[spoiler:Instant intangibility/gaseous form, invulnerability to conventional weapons, undetectable to thermal or night vision, no need to breathe, and no vulnerability to holy items.]]
24th Jan '16 1:24:44 PM Morgenthaler
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* GaulsWithGrenades: In ''Chapter XXIV (24)'', it is briefly mentioned that a French antiaircraft battery had brought down three more Shongairi landing ships.



* [[UsefulNotes/TheBiteOfDracula Romanians With Rifles]]: We get some looks at the Romanians fighting off Shongairi forces with T-72 tanks, doing [[CurbStompBattle just as well as the US]] and ground forces trying to protect refugees.



* UsefulNotes/UkrainiansWithDepletedUranium: Ukrainian soldier Pieter Ushaklov and his squad fight the Shongairi invaders in his home country and assist resistance fighters.



* YanksWithTanks: F-22 Raptors belonging to the USAF are the first to shoot down Puppy landing ships and they continue the fight against them both on home soil and in the Middle East.
2nd Dec '15 6:17:57 AM NTC3
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7th Sep '15 12:17:12 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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* [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed No Polotics Were Harmed]]: The US President is a female and Governor Howell of North Carolina is a fictional character.

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* [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed No Polotics Politicians Were Harmed]]: The US President is a female and Governor Howell of North Carolina is a fictional character.
22nd May '15 11:02:56 AM ShinyTsukkomi
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Expanded from a short story of Creator/DavidWeber that first appeared in Creator/GeorgeRRMartin and Gardner Dozois's anthology Warriors (2010), this trilogy kickoff blends elements of military science fiction and [[spoiler:dark fantasy]]. In the very near future, Earth has been targeted for colonization by a galactic empire known as the Hegemony. Deemed "lunatic local sentients" by a survey team that witnessed [[UsefulNotes/TheHouseOfPlantagenet King Henry V]] and his troops [[HundredYearsWar slaughtering the French at Agincourt]], humankind has essentially been written off as [[BarbarianTribe bloodthirsty, backwater barbarians]] that no one will particularly miss. It's TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. Technologically superior, carnivorous, [[IntelligentGerbil canine-analog aliens]] have [[AlienInvasion invaded Earth]] with the intention of killing most of us and enslaving the rest.

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Expanded from a short story of Creator/DavidWeber that first appeared in Creator/GeorgeRRMartin and Gardner Dozois's anthology Warriors (2010), this trilogy kickoff blends elements of military science fiction and [[spoiler:dark fantasy]]. In the very near future, Earth has been targeted for colonization by a galactic empire known as the Hegemony. Deemed "lunatic local sentients" by a survey team that witnessed [[UsefulNotes/TheHouseOfPlantagenet King Henry V]] and his troops [[HundredYearsWar [[UsefulNotes/TheHundredYearsWar slaughtering the French at Agincourt]], humankind has essentially been written off as [[BarbarianTribe bloodthirsty, backwater barbarians]] that no one will particularly miss. It's TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. Technologically superior, carnivorous, [[IntelligentGerbil canine-analog aliens]] have [[AlienInvasion invaded Earth]] with the intention of killing most of us and enslaving the rest.
24th Apr '15 9:21:28 PM jormis29
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Expanded from a short story of Creator/DavidWeber that first appeared in Creator/GeorgeRRMartin and Gardner Dozois's anthology Warriors (2010), this trilogy kickoff blends elements of military science fiction and [[spoiler:dark fantasy]]. In the very near future, Earth has been targeted for colonization by a galactic empire known as the Hegemony. Deemed "lunatic local sentients" by a survey team that witnessed [[TheHouseOfPlantagenet King Henry V]] and his troops [[HundredYearsWar slaughtering the French at Agincourt]], humankind has essentially been written off as [[BarbarianTribe bloodthirsty, backwater barbarians]] that no one will particularly miss. It's TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. Technologically superior, carnivorous, [[IntelligentGerbil canine-analog aliens]] have [[AlienInvasion invaded Earth]] with the intention of killing most of us and enslaving the rest.

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Expanded from a short story of Creator/DavidWeber that first appeared in Creator/GeorgeRRMartin and Gardner Dozois's anthology Warriors (2010), this trilogy kickoff blends elements of military science fiction and [[spoiler:dark fantasy]]. In the very near future, Earth has been targeted for colonization by a galactic empire known as the Hegemony. Deemed "lunatic local sentients" by a survey team that witnessed [[TheHouseOfPlantagenet [[UsefulNotes/TheHouseOfPlantagenet King Henry V]] and his troops [[HundredYearsWar slaughtering the French at Agincourt]], humankind has essentially been written off as [[BarbarianTribe bloodthirsty, backwater barbarians]] that no one will particularly miss. It's TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. Technologically superior, carnivorous, [[IntelligentGerbil canine-analog aliens]] have [[AlienInvasion invaded Earth]] with the intention of killing most of us and enslaving the rest.
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