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22nd May '16 5:38:51 AM Nohbody
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* SophisticatedAsHell: When the Prince of Wales visits Jack in the hospital, Jack realizes that the Prince is coming down hard on himself for not doing more at the shootout, such as fight back against the terrorists. Jack lays into him with a verbal tirade, without sparing the profanity, to get him to realize that what he did do, be a HumanShield for his wife and baby, was ''exactly'' what he should have done. It works.
18th May '16 6:57:14 AM Movienut376
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* SophisticatedAsHell: When the Prince of Wales visits Jack in the hospital, Jack realizes that the Prince is coming down hard on himself for not doing more at the shootout, such as fight back against the terrorists. Jack lays into him with a verbal tirade, without sparing the profanity, to get him to realize that what he did do, be a HumanShield for his wife and baby, was ''exactly'' what he should have done. It works.
14th May '16 4:17:53 PM nombretomado
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* KnightFever: Ryan is knighted as a Knight Commander of the Victorian Order for his heroic deeds. It's commented on that due to Jack being a US citizen, the title would be more honorary than actual. The precedent of Americans being knighted by way of award from the UK (usually war heroes) is also mentioned to [[JustifiedTrope justify]] it.
24th Dec '15 4:49:19 PM nombretomado
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* BritishRoyalFamily: Although mentioned only by title and not name, two members of the Royal Family were the subject of the attack that kicks off the story.
8th Oct '15 8:34:54 AM JediGoalie30
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* IfIWantedYouDead: A variant is [[DiscussedTrope discussed]] by [[BigBad O'Donnell]] and his intelligence officer. The intel man scoffs when O'Donnell says that security around the royals will be impenetrable for a while due to their previous mission, and O'Donnell replies by reminding him that they are trying to kidnap them, not kill them, which is vastly more difficult. O'Donnell then points out that if he just wanted to kill them, they would already be dead.


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* OhCrap: Jack's reaction to seeing news of Miller's escape on CNN.
8th Oct '15 6:38:19 AM jeez
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* BusmansHoliday: Jack Ryan, fighting off terrorists even after hours.
14th Sep '15 9:53:13 AM robbulldog
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* ConvenientMisfire: Ryan is able to stop the first assassination attempt, as one of the ULA terrorists has a jammed AK-47. Instead, Ryan and the terrorist shoot at each other with pistols, Ryan kills the terrorist, the terrorist only manages to shoot him in the shoulder. Discussed later, in that the terrorist had taped the magazines end-to-end, which made a jam upon switching the magazines more likely.
3rd Jul '15 10:40:23 AM Nohbody
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** By the end of the story, the Princess of Wales is pregnant; it's safe to assume in hindsight that this would be Diana pregnant with Prince Harry.
26th Jun '15 12:21:54 AM LordKelvin
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The novel was later adapted into [[Film/PatriotGames a film of the same name]], starring Creator/HarrisonFord as Ryan and Creator/SeanBean as [[TheDanza Sean Miller]].

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The novel was later adapted into [[Film/PatriotGames a film of the same name]], starring Creator/HarrisonFord as Ryan and Creator/SeanBean as [[TheDanza Sean Miller]].
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25th Jun '15 6:27:16 AM Movienut376
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**By the end of the story, the Princess of Wales is pregnant; it's safe to assume in hindsight that this would be Diana pregnant with Prince Harry.
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