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18th Sep '16 3:11:52 PM Fallingwater
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* LostTechnology: it's mentioned offhandedly during the novel that the Conjoiners are no longer building lighthuggers, and since they alone know the secrets of the engines nobody else can build - or fix - the only vehicles that allow humanity to travel the stars. The ships do repair themselves, but as the Nostalgia for Infinity's dilapidated interiors show there are limits, and accidents do happen.
18th Sep '16 3:03:23 PM Fallingwater
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* DramaticUnmask: When Dan finds [[spoiler:Sajaki's empty powersuit, revealing that the "Sajaki" he thought had been accompanying him and talking to him was actually the Sun Stealer]].

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* DramaticUnmask: When Dan finds [[spoiler:Sajaki's empty powersuit, revealing that the "Sajaki" he thought had been accompanying him and talking to him was actually the Sun Stealer]].



* MoreThanMindControl: When it's not simply driving it's hosts mad, the [[EldritchAbomination Sun Stealer]]'s influence on people is implied to be this. For example, [[spoiler:Dan Sylveste's]] urge to go to Resurgam, despite [[spoiler:there being no good reason to go there, let alone found a colony and begin archaeological digs]].

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* MoreThanMindControl: When it's not simply driving it's its hosts mad, the [[EldritchAbomination Sun Stealer]]'s influence on people is implied to be this. For example, [[spoiler:Dan Sylveste's]] urge to go to Resurgam, despite [[spoiler:there being no good reason to go there, let alone found dig for a colony and begin archaeological digs]].research]].
18th Sep '16 3:02:08 PM Fallingwater
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* MileLongShip: Lighthuggers are roughly 4 km tall.

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* MileLongShip: Lighthuggers are have a length of roughly 4 km tall.four kilometres.
18th Sep '16 3:00:38 PM Fallingwater
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* GreyGoo: [[PlayingWithTropes Played with]] the Melding Plague. It absolutely devastates [[spoiler:Chasm City]], horrible killing thousands of people and mutating the affected landscape. [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] in that it only attacks ''nanotech'', meaning that normal matter (and baseline humans without any nanotech in their body) are completely unaffected.

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* GreyGoo: [[PlayingWithTropes Played with]] the Melding Plague. It absolutely devastates [[spoiler:Chasm City]], horrible killing thousands of people and mutating the affected landscape. [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] in that it only attacks ''nanotech'', meaning that normal matter (and baseline humans without any nanotech in their body) are completely unaffected. However, in specific circumstances, it can be beneficial [[spoiler: as shown at the end of the novel, when a plague-infested Captain is implied to have ''become the ship'' and saves Khouri and Volyova's asses]].
18th Sep '16 2:45:46 PM Fallingwater
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* AnyoneCanDie

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* AnyoneCanDieAnyoneCanDie: [[spoiler:of the primary cast, the only one who remains unambiguously alive throughout the ordeal is Ilia Volyova. Khouri, Sylveste and Pascale are also alive in the end, but only through resurrection.]]
18th Jun '16 4:52:57 PM Yerr
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* StarKilling: In the final part of novel, the [[BigBad Inhibitors]] "sing" [[spoiler:Delta Pavonis]] apart[[note]]using a 'graver', a gravitational-wave laser tuned to the frequency of the star[[/note]] in order to destroy the local human colony: having already wiped out one species native to the system millennia ago, they're determined to do the job for good this time. It's also offhandedly mentioned that they know fifteen different ways to destroy a dwarf star.
** Not only do they kill the star, but they do so by first building a gigantic machine to take apart the system's gas giant, then use the material they recovered from ''that'' to produce the star-killing weapon - which is so large and so massive that a character notes it shouldn't even be possible for it to ''exist'' without collapsing in on itself. When they fire their weapon at the star, it doesn't just kill the star - [[spoiler: it turns it into a astronomically [[AwesomeButImpractical huge Flamethrower.]] ]]
13th May '16 2:08:47 PM Yerr
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* GodzillaThreshold: Mademoiselle considers destroy an entire populated planet with the ''Nostalgia For Infinity'''s [[WeaponOfMassDestruction Hell-Class weapons]] to be preferable to allowing [[spoiler:Daniel Sylveste to travel to [[BigDumbObject Cerberus]] and unwittingly re-awaken the Inhibitors, for [[PrecursorKillers a very good reason]].]]
3rd Apr '16 7:32:20 PM Firestorm17
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* CorrectionBait: The Inhibitor Jewel has what appear to be OnlySmartPeopleMayPass tests at the entrance. They are there to identify intelligent lifeforms for destruction.


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* WrongGenreSavvy: The Inhibitor Jewel has what appear to be OnlySmartPeopleMayPass tests at the entrance. They are there to identify intelligent lifeforms for destruction by exploiting the power of Correction Bait.
3rd Apr '16 7:25:47 PM Firestorm17
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* CorrectionBait: The Inhibitor Jewel has what appear to be OnlySmartPeopleMayPass tests at the entrance. They are there to identify intelligent lifeforms for destruction.



* SchmuckBait: The Inhibitor Jewel has what appear to be OnlySmartPeopleMayPass tests at the entrance. They are there to identify intelligent lifeforms for destruction.
3rd Apr '16 7:19:49 PM Firestorm17
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* SchizoTech: Sky's Edge armies hit this; some soldiers will be carrying what are essentially AK-47s with some computer integration, while others will be using artificially intelligent suits of PoweredArmor wielding anti-matter cannons, turning them into a PersonOfMassDestruction

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* SchizoTech: Sky's Edge armies hit this; some soldiers will be carrying what are essentially AK-47s with some computer integration, while others will be using artificially intelligent suits of PoweredArmor wielding anti-matter cannons, turning them into a PersonOfMassDestructionPersonOfMassDestruction.
* SchmuckBait: The Inhibitor Jewel has what appear to be OnlySmartPeopleMayPass tests at the entrance. They are there to identify intelligent lifeforms for destruction.
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