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2nd Dec '16 7:11:17 AM Theriocephalus
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** Nessus isn't just considered insane. He ''is''. He is bipolar, swinging back and forth between "normal" puppeteer cowardice, and periods of berserker-like bravery.

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** Nessus isn't just considered insane. He ''is''. He is bipolar, swinging back and forth between "normal" puppeteer cowardice, cowardice and periods of berserker-like bravery.



* FamousFamousFictional: Louis' opinion of [[ArousedByTheirVoice Nessus' voice]] -- "Had Louis visualized a woman to go with that voice, she would have been Cleopatra, Helen of Troy, Marilyn Monroe and Lorelei Huntz rolled into one."

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* FamousFamousFictional: FamousFamousFictional:
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Louis' opinion of [[ArousedByTheirVoice Nessus' voice]] -- "Had Louis visualized a woman to go with that voice, she would have been Cleopatra, Helen of Troy, Marilyn Monroe and Lorelei Huntz rolled into one."



* FloatingContinent: Ranging in size from buildings to cities, these were very common on the Ringworld. It's mentioned most species could build these just as easily as the City Builders could, but choose not to for a number of reasons.

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* FloatingContinent: Ranging in size from buildings to cities, these were very common on the Ringworld. Ringworld before the Fall of the Cities. It's mentioned most advanced species could build these just as easily as the City Builders could, but choose not to for a number of reasons.reasons (the humans and Puppeteers find them too unsafe, and the Kzinti dislike heights).



* MetalPoorPlanet: As an artificial world, there are no mineral ores: if you dig into a mountain, you'll hit the [[{{Unobtanium}} scrith]] underlying the sculpted landscape after a few hundred meters.

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* MetalPoorPlanet: As an artificial world, there are no mineral ores: if you dig into a mountain, you'll hit the [[{{Unobtanium}} scrith]] underlying the sculpted landscape after a few hundred meters. As a result, if civilization on the ring collapses it will remain stuck at the stone age.



** Shadow square wire
** Sinclair molecule chain
** Variable swords

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** Shadow square wire
wire.
** Sinclair molecule chain
chain.
** Variable swordsswords.
23rd Sep '16 11:26:37 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* PutOnABus: In ''Ringworld's Children'', the Hindmost only briefly mentions that Harkabeeparolyn and Kawaresksenjajok were returned to their hometown floating city, and they otherwise don't appear in the book at all. In a surprising case of TheyJustDidntCare, Niven gets Harkabeeparolyn's name wrong and calls her Fortaralisplyar, who was a different ''male'' character from the same floating city in ''The Ringworld Engineers''.

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* PutOnABus: In ''Ringworld's Children'', the Hindmost only briefly mentions that Harkabeeparolyn and Kawaresksenjajok were returned to their hometown floating city, and they otherwise don't appear in the book at all. In a surprising case of TheyJustDidntCare, case, Niven gets Harkabeeparolyn's name wrong and calls her Fortaralisplyar, who was a different ''male'' character from the same floating city in ''The Ringworld Engineers''.
12th Sep '16 11:00:02 AM Morgenthaler
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'''Chiron:''' [[ShapedLikeItself It is a star with a ring around it.]] A ring of solid matter. An artifact.

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'''Chiron:''' [[ShapedLikeItself It is a star with a ring around it.]] it. A ring of solid matter. An artifact.
8th May '16 11:35:38 PM Theriocephalus
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* OurVampiresAreDifferent: They are non-sentient, for starters. They also attract their prey with pheromones and are technically a number of different hominid species that evolved convergently into the same niche.
** Or at least they are [[spoiler: until transformation into a Protector.]]

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* OurVampiresAreDifferent: They are non-sentient, for starters. [[spoiler: at least until transformation into a Protector]]. They also attract their prey with pheromones and are technically a number of different hominid species that evolved convergently into the same niche.
** Or at least they are [[spoiler: until transformation into a Protector.]]
niche.
8th May '16 11:33:09 PM Theriocephalus
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* AuthorAppeal: Rishathra, which is cross-species mating used for the purposes of diplomacy on the Ring. Niven reportedly wore a shirt to conventions that says "I have sex outside my species"[[note]]He wrote that if wearing a badge with the same slogan, you really have to remember to take it off outside SF conventions, or people draw funny conclusions.[[/note]]

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* AuthorAppeal: Rishathra, which is cross-species mating used for the purposes of diplomacy on the Ring. Niven reportedly wore a shirt to conventions that says "I have sex outside my species"[[note]]He wrote that if wearing a badge with the same slogan, you really have to remember to take it off outside SF conventions, or people draw funny conclusions.[[/note]]conclusions[[/note]].



** In the second book, The Hindmost (who is mated to Nessus) explains Puppeteer reproduction in more detail. The 'female' Puppeteer is actually a different species, which acts as a host for the embryo formed by the gametes placed into it by the Puppeteers. The organs used to deposit gametes are described as being "most similar". Louis then understands why Nessus didn't want to talk about it: "This is ugly."

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** In the second book, The Hindmost (who is mated to Nessus) explains Puppeteer reproduction in more detail. The 'female' "female" Puppeteer is actually a different species, which acts as a host for the embryo formed by the gametes placed into it by the Puppeteers. The organs used to deposit gametes are described as being "most similar". Louis then understands why Nessus didn't want to talk about it: "This is ugly."



* [[DroppedABridgeOnHim Dropped A Bridge On Her]]: Halrloprillalar.

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* [[DroppedABridgeOnHim Dropped A Bridge On Her]]: Halrloprillalar.DroppedABridgeOnHim: Halrloprillalar [[spoiler: dies between the first and second books]].



* FloatingContinent: from buildings to cities.

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* FloatingContinent: Ranging in size from buildings to cities.cities, these were very common on the Ringworld. It's mentioned most species could build these just as easily as the City Builders could, but choose not to for a number of reasons.



* FreeLoveFuture

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* FreeLoveFutureFreeLoveFuture: In a sense. Inter-species sex, called rishathra, is the standard way to seal deals between parties of different species.



* OurVampiresAreDifferent: They are non-sentient, for starters.

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* OurGhoulsAreCreepier: They are a carrion-eating species of Ringworld hominid who are the Ring's garbage collectors, long-range communicators, information brokers and undertakers. Yes, they eat the dead. No, the other races don't object: that's their job.
* OurGiantsAreBigger: The Grass Giants are a very large, herbivorous race of Ringworld hominids evolved to fill the ecological role large grazers normally hold. Though large, they do engage in rishathra (sex with other hominids outside their species), so they're presumably not that much larger than normal.
* OurVampiresAreDifferent: They are non-sentient, for starters. They also attract their prey with pheromones and are technically a number of different hominid species that evolved convergently into the same niche.



* SpoilerOpening: The current edition of ''The Ringworld Engineers'' has a cover painting by Donato Giancola depicting a Protector, which spoils a major plot point of the book.

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* SpoilerOpening: The current edition of ''The Ringworld Engineers'' has a cover painting by Donato Giancola depicting [[spoiler: a Protector, Protector]], which spoils a major plot point of the book.
3rd Jan '16 12:45:30 PM SuddenFrost
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* LukeIAmYourFather: [[spoiler:Wembleth.]]

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* LukeIAmYourFather: [[spoiler:Wembleth.[[spoiler:Louis is Wembleth's father.]]
3rd Nov '15 7:13:53 AM Theriocephalus
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* TurtleIsland: In the second book, it's mentioned alien creatures fitting this trope live in the Great Oval Ocean.
17th Aug '15 4:34:08 PM Pavlov
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* HisNameReallyIsBarkeep: Speaker-To-Animals is known by his profession (as are all Kzinti) until he has earned the right to choose his own name.

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* HisNameReallyIsBarkeep: Speaker-To-Animals is known by his profession (as are all Kzinti) until he has earned the right to choose his own name. While it isn't specifically stated, Acolyte appears to have the same issue.
16th Jul '15 4:49:53 PM Pavlov
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* RazorFloss: Shadow square wire; Sinclair molecule chain.

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* RazorFloss: RazorFloss:
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Shadow square wire; wire
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Sinclair molecule chain.chain
** Variable swords
16th Jul '15 4:40:26 PM Pavlov
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* CoolShip: Anything that reaches the Ringworld from ''Known Space'' in a reasonable amount of time qualifies. Eventually the Ringworld itself qualifies as the largest starship ever.

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* CoolShip: Anything that reaches the Ringworld from ''Known Space'' in a reasonable amount of time qualifies. Eventually the [[spoiler:the Ringworld itself itself]] qualifies as the largest starship ever.
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