History Literature / Railsea

6th Apr '16 12:30:29 PM R.G.
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* TraumaCongaLine: Naphi at the end. [[spoiler: She gets publicly humiliated, her crew turn against her, her first mate betrays her, she is overthrown and forced to help some kids she doesn't know, her philosophy is murdered in front of her by the very person who'd been using her to get ''his'' philosophy the whole time, she then ''finds out'' that he'd been using her, then tries to kill herself and is saved by the very people who just betrayed and used her, ends up being held down and chained up, and completely loses everyone's respect. At one point, she's so deep in shock that she temporarily loses the ability to speak; ultimately, by the end of the book, she's become a resource and/or tool for Sham and the Shroakes]].

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* TraumaCongaLine: Naphi at the end. [[spoiler: She gets publicly humiliated, her crew turn against her, her first mate betrays her, she is overthrown and & forced to help some kids she doesn't know, her philosophy is murdered in front of her by the very person who'd been using her to get ''his'' philosophy the whole time, she then ''finds out'' that he'd been using her, then tries to kill herself and & is saved by the very people who just betrayed and & used her, ends up being held down and & chained up, and & completely loses everyone's respect. At one point, she's so deep in shock that she temporarily loses the ability to speak; ultimately, by the end of the book, she's become a resource and/or &/or tool for Sham and & the Shroakes]].
6th Apr '16 11:21:54 AM Not_Kirie_Goshima
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*CueTheRain: After the ''Medes'' crew finishes battling the Siller.


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* HiddenHeartOfGold: Sirocco. Subverted in that she doesn't exactly act unnecessarily ''cruel'' to people, but she does act very aloof and "cool."
6th Apr '16 9:13:40 AM Not_Kirie_Goshima
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* TraumaCongaLine: Naphi at the end. [[spoiler: She gets publicly humiliated, her crew turn against her, her first mate betrays her, she is overthrown and forced to help some kids she doesn't know, her philosophy is murdered in front of her by the very person who'd been using her to get ''his'' philosophy the whole time, she then ''finds out'' that he'd been using her, then tries to kill herself and is saved by the very people who just betrayed and used her, ends up being held down and chained up, and completely loses everyone's respect. At one point, she's so deep in shock that she temporarily loses the ability to speak; ultimately, by the end of the book, she's become a resource and/or tool for Sham and the Shroakes]].
5th Apr '16 3:15:21 PM Not_Kirie_Goshima
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* TheChase: Most of the Shroake siblings' arc is this.


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* FutureImperfect: Justified, as this takes place ''thousands'' of years in the future ''as well as'' after a series of massive cataclysmic events (the sky becoming poisonous, aliens visiting Earth, the railsea being created), so it makes sense that nobody in the book really knows much about our time.
2nd Apr '16 9:20:46 AM Not_Kirie_Goshima
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* ActionGirl: Several, especially Caldera, Naphi & Sirocco.

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* ActionGirl: Several, especially Naphi, Caldera, Naphi & Sirocco.



* AdmiringTheAbomination: Naphi practically fangirls over Mocker-Jack. Her whole crew calls her out on it.
* AdventurerArchaeologist
* AfterTheEnd: Although some time after, & nobody really remembers the details.

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* AdmiringTheAbomination: Naphi practically fangirls over Naphi's quasi-fangirlish (& rather disturbing) attitude towards Mocker-Jack. Her whole entire crew calls her out on it.
* AdventurerArchaeologist
AdventurerArchaeologist: Salvors.
* AfterTheEnd: Although some time thousands of years after, & nobody really remembers the details.



* BerserkButton: Captain Naphi's philosophy is NOT yellow!
* BlueAndOrangeMorality: The angels are described as such. The railgoing ones are dedicated to keeping the tracks clean above all else. "All else" including whether or not there's still a train on the tracks they're about to roll through.

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* BerserkButton: Captain Naphi's philosophy is NOT yellow!
''not'' yellow! That said, the trope is slightly subverted with the captain; she doesn't fly into a rage when people insist that Mocker-Jack is yellow, she instead makes very poetic speeches about all the shades of ''not'' yellow he is. Most other characters find this hilarious.
* BlueAndOrangeMorality: [[BlueAndOrangeMorality Blue & Orange Morality]]: The angels are described as such. The railgoing ones are dedicated to keeping the tracks clean above all else. "All else" including whether or not there's still a train on the tracks they're about to roll through.



* DesertPunk: Takes place on an "ocean" that's a monster infested wasteland dotted with raised "islands" & crisscrossed with railways whose trains are treated much like ships so in a weird way it manages to combine both this ''&'' OceanPunk. [[spoiler:The ending implies that the crew of the ''Medes'' are leaping headfirst into the latter genre.]]

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* DesertPunk: Takes place on an "ocean" that's a monster infested wasteland dotted with raised "islands" & crisscrossed with railways whose trains are treated much like ships so in a weird way it manages to combine both this ''&'' OceanPunk. [[spoiler:The ending implies that the crew of the ''Medes'' main quartet are leaping headfirst into the latter genre.]]



* [[HasTwoMommies Has Two Daddies]]: Caldera & Dero. & a mummy as well.

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* [[HasTwoMommies Has Two Daddies]]: Caldera & Dero. & a mummy mommy as well.



* LastNameBasis: Naphi's first name is mentioned around twice in the narration, & never actually spoken by any character. (Note: It's Abacat.)

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* LastNameBasis: Naphi & Sirocco. Their first names are mentioned maybe twice or three times in the narration, but no character ever actually says Naphi's first name, & the only time Sirocco's first name is mentioned around twice in the narration, & never actually spoken is by any character. Sirocco herself when introducing herself to Sham. (Note: It's Abacat.)their first names are Abacat & Travisande, respectively).



* NotSoStoic: Captain Naphi spends a lot of her screentime seeming [[TheStoic deadpan & collected, if not]] [[IceQueen slightly inconsiderate]], but after [[spoiler: the mutiny against her]], she starts screaming and nearly crying, & even temporarily loses her ability to speak out of pure shock.
** MaskOfSanity: Her sudden emotional instability actually isn't sudden at all, as over the course of the book it becomes more and more apparent that she's not exactly sane.

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* NotSoStoic: Captain Naphi spends a lot of her screentime seeming [[TheStoic deadpan & collected, if not]] [[IceQueen slightly inconsiderate]], but after [[spoiler: the mutiny against her]], she starts screaming and & nearly crying, & even temporarily loses her ability to speak out of pure shock.
** MaskOfSanity: Her sudden emotional instability actually isn't sudden at all, as over the course of the book it becomes more and & more apparent that she's not exactly sane.



** SugarAndIcePersonality

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** SugarAndIcePersonality[[SugarAndIcePersonality Sugar & Ice Personality]]



* SeriousBusiness: To most moletrain captains, philosophy is the actual meaning of life--but most people find their obsessions absolutely ridiculous and only pretend to take them seriously because they're in charge.

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* SeriousBusiness: To most moletrain captains, philosophy is the actual meaning of life--but most people find their obsessions absolutely ridiculous and & only pretend to take them seriously because they're in charge.



* UnroboticReveal: [[spoiler:Naphi, when her "prosthetic" arm gets damaged & starts bleeding, revealing that she was ObfuscatingDisability all the time.]]
* [[spoiler: VelvetRevolution]]: The mutiny against [[spoiler: Captain Naphi]] near the end. Absolutely no violence was involved. In fact, in the end, what allowed the mutiny to succeed was [[spoiler: because the captain was too ''kind'' and couldn't bring herself to beat her crew back into line, even though she easily could have]].

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* UnroboticReveal: [[spoiler:Naphi, when her "prosthetic" arm gets damaged & starts bleeding, revealing that she was ObfuscatingDisability all the whole time.]]
* [[spoiler: VelvetRevolution]]: The mutiny against [[spoiler: Captain Naphi]] near the end. Absolutely no violence was involved. In fact, in the end, what allowed the mutiny to succeed was [[spoiler: because the captain was too ''kind'' and & couldn't bring herself to beat her crew back into line, even though she easily could have]].
6th Mar '16 1:46:33 AM R.G.
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* AndTheAdventureContinues: [[spoiler:The ending has the main characters going off to seek adventure on an even bigger scale.]]

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* AndTheAdventureContinues: [[AndTheAdventureContinues & The Adventure Continues]]: [[spoiler:The ending has the main characters going off to seek adventure on an even bigger scale.]]
6th Mar '16 1:45:13 AM R.G.
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* LastNameBasis: Naphi's first name is mentioned around twice in the narration, and never actually spoken by any character. (Note: It's Abacat.)

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* LastNameBasis: Naphi's first name is mentioned around twice in the narration, and & never actually spoken by any character. (Note: It's Abacat.)



* NotSoStoic: Captain Naphi spends a lot of her screentime seeming [[TheStoic deadpan and collected, if not]] [[IceQueen slightly inconsiderate]], but after [[spoiler: the mutiny against her]], she starts screaming and nearly crying, and even temporarily loses her ability to speak out of pure shock.

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* NotSoStoic: Captain Naphi spends a lot of her screentime seeming [[TheStoic deadpan and & collected, if not]] [[IceQueen slightly inconsiderate]], but after [[spoiler: the mutiny against her]], she starts screaming and nearly crying, and & even temporarily loses her ability to speak out of pure shock.
6th Mar '16 1:40:34 AM Morgenthaler
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* ShoutOut: To RoadsidePicnic (with the incidental mention of the name Strugatsky) & ThomasTheTankEngine (with the top-hatted god named That Apt Ohm - a SignificantAnagram)

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* ShoutOut: To RoadsidePicnic Literature/RoadsidePicnic (with the incidental mention of the name Strugatsky) & ThomasTheTankEngine (with the top-hatted god named That Apt Ohm - a SignificantAnagram)
29th Feb '16 10:55:08 AM Not_Kirie_Goshima
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* SkywardScream: In a rare literature example, Captain Naphi does this right before [[spoiler: going insane]] near the end.

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* SkywardScream: SkywardScream / HowlOfSorrow: In a rare literature example, Captain Naphi does this right before [[spoiler: going insane]] near the end.
11th Feb '16 9:28:15 AM Not_Kirie_Goshima
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* LastNameBasis: Naphi's first name is mentioned around twice in the narration, and never spoken by a character. It's Abacat.

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* LastNameBasis: Naphi's first name is mentioned around twice in the narration, and never actually spoken by a any character. (Note: It's Abacat.)
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