History Literature / ShadowOps

7th Apr '16 1:02:39 AM morenohijazo
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* {{Biomanipulation}} - Physiomancers can heal themselves or others with a touch or even at range. They can also do things like boost their musculature and bone density to Liefeldian degrees and manifest huge bone spikes (as seen in ''Gemini Cell'') or warp themselves into a BlobMonster as seen in ''Control Point''.

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* {{Biomanipulation}} - {{Biomanipulation}}: Physiomancers can heal themselves or others with a touch or even at range. They can also do things like boost their musculature and bone density to Liefeldian degrees and manifest huge bone spikes (as seen in ''Gemini Cell'') or warp themselves into a BlobMonster as seen in ''Control Point''.
28th Mar '16 6:44:26 AM RazorSmile
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* {{Biomanipulation}} - Physiomancers can heal themselves or others with a touch or even at range. They can also do things like boost their musculature and bone density to Liefeldian degrees and manifest huge bone spikes (as seen in ''Gemini Cell'') or warp themselves into a BlobMonster as seen in ''Control Point''.
8th Mar '16 10:38:59 AM Kalaong
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*LetNoCrisisGoToWaste: '''''Repeatedly and blatantly stated.''''' The Awakening brought chaos to the world. ''Every'' government in the world has increased their authority to PoliceState levels to "protect" the {{Muggles}}.
--> '''Grace Lyons''': ''Thatís whatís so tricky about these systems. Youíre right, of course, but that doesnít change the fact that you use being right to seize and hoard power. And when you concentrate that power in the hands of a few bureaucrats, they get stingy with it.''



* {{Muggles}}: Nonmagical humans, which make up the majority of the human population. Scylla views them as little more than cattle and slaves to Latents.

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* {{Muggles}}: Nonmagical humans, which make up the majority of the human population. Scylla views them as little more than cattle and slaves to Latents. [[spoiler:Understandable and perhaps even justified, given how she spent the first years of the Awakening attempting to solve the problem scientifically only for Latent government to rob her blind and make her a slave]].
14th Feb '16 3:44:57 PM baschapp
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** Also, no one seems to have brought it up so far, but this troper is drawing some serious parallels between the SOC invasion of the Source and the European invasion of the Americas.



* GroinAttack: When a Pyromancer tries to rape Downer and sets his crotch on fire, she [[spoiler: creates fire elementals from it.]] ''Ow.''

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* GroinAttack: When a Pyromancer tries to rape Downer and sets his crotch on fire, she [[spoiler: creates fire elementals from it.]] ''Ow.'''' On a lesser note, Fitzy seems really fond of doing this to Britton
11th Feb '16 9:38:30 AM Kalaong
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* WithUsOrAgainstUs: Britton's ultimatum to Harlequin and Bookbinder in ''Breach Zone'' - Scylla's ''Gahe'' army is tearing New York to pieces, conventional forces are unable to stop them, and she's called on every Selfer to become part of her new nation. Britton states that he will ''never'' going to run down American civilians again - if the SOC wants him to denounce Scylla, the SOC will have to show good faith ''first''; state that the organization will go "Selfer" rather than enforce the [[SuperRegistrationAct Linden-MacGruder Act]] any longer.

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* WithUsOrAgainstUs: Britton's ultimatum to Harlequin and Bookbinder in ''Breach Zone'' - Scylla's ''Gahe'' army is tearing New York to pieces, conventional forces are unable to stop them, and she's called on every Selfer to become part of her new nation. Britton states that he will ''never'' going to run down American civilians again - if the SOC wants him to denounce Scylla, the SOC will have to show good faith ''first''; state that the organization will go "Selfer" rather than enforce the [[SuperRegistrationAct Linden-MacGruder Act]] any longer.
10th Feb '16 6:50:51 AM Golden
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The first novel in the series, ''Control Point''(released January 31, 2012), centers on Lieutenant Oscar Britton of the United States Army. Britton finds himself supporting the Supernatural Operations Corps (SOC), a branch of the United States military tasked with responding to and policing supernatural threats, including people manifesting magical powers. After responding to an incident involving two teenage "Latents" who go on a rampage in a high school, Britton suddenly begins manifesting the ability to create magical gates. Unfortunately, this power is one of several "prohibited" abilities, and Britton finds himself a sudden fugitive, sent on the run for abilities he has no control over. Captured by the SOC, he is given a simple choice: be "hired" as a "private contractor" for the SOC, or be killed because of his excessively dangerous powers. Taking the choice that will keep him alive, Britton is put to work using his gate-creating powers to support military operations as part of a unit known as "Shadow Coven" - a small squad of magic-using contractors with skills in using the dangerous prohibited schools of magic. As the book progresses, Britton is forced to grapple with issues of personal and national loyalty, freedom versus security, and his own status as a superhuman who is effectively enslaved by his own government and military.

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The first novel in the series, ''Control Point''(released Point'' (released January 31, 2012), centers on Lieutenant Oscar Britton of the United States Army. Britton finds himself supporting the Supernatural Operations Corps (SOC), a branch of the United States military tasked with responding to and policing supernatural threats, including people manifesting magical powers. After responding to an incident involving two teenage "Latents" who go on a rampage in a high school, Britton suddenly begins manifesting the ability to create magical gates. Unfortunately, this power is one of several "prohibited" abilities, and Britton finds himself a sudden fugitive, sent on the run for abilities he has no control over. Captured by the SOC, he is given a simple choice: be "hired" as a "private contractor" for the SOC, or be killed because of his excessively dangerous powers. Taking the choice that will keep him alive, Britton is put to work using his gate-creating powers to support military operations as part of a unit known as "Shadow Coven" - a small squad of magic-using contractors with skills in using the dangerous prohibited schools of magic. As the book progresses, Britton is forced to grapple with issues of personal and national loyalty, freedom versus security, and his own status as a superhuman who is effectively enslaved by his own government and military.
5th Jan '16 8:31:55 PM Kalaong
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The second book in the prequel trilogy, ''Javelin Rain'', will be released on March 29, 2016. Schweitzer has fled his handlers, and is now on the run with his wife and son. However, the government no longer considers him human; instead they see him as a [[EmptyQuiver missing]] WeaponOfMassDestruction - one to be reclaimed or destroyed at any cost.

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The second book in the prequel trilogy, ''Javelin Rain'', will be released on March 29, 2016. Schweitzer has fled his handlers, and is now on the run with his wife and son. However, the government [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman no longer considers him human; human]]; instead they see him as a [[EmptyQuiver missing]] WeaponOfMassDestruction - one to be reclaimed or destroyed at any cost.
5th Jan '16 8:31:18 PM Kalaong
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The first in a prequel trilogy, ''Gemini Cell'', was released on January 27, 2015. It takes place during [[TheMagicComesBack the Great Awakening]], after high-level government agencies discover that many individuals have gained supernatural abilities but before it becomes public knowledge. Starring a commando brought BackFromTheDead by {{Necromancy}}, it focuses less on the "individual versus society" drama of the first trilogy and more on a soldier's internal conflict between his duty and his conscience - with the ever-present threat of death for disobedience.

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The first in a prequel trilogy, ''Gemini Cell'', was released on January 27, 2015. It takes place during [[TheMagicComesBack the Great Awakening]], after high-level government agencies discover that many individuals have gained supernatural abilities but before it becomes public knowledge. Starring Jim Schweitzer, a commando brought BackFromTheDead by {{Necromancy}}, it focuses less on the "individual versus society" drama of the first trilogy and more on a soldier's internal conflict between his duty and his conscience - with the ever-present threat of death for disobedience.
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The second book in the prequel trilogy, ''Javelin Rain'', will be released on March 29, 2016. Schweitzer has fled his handlers, and is now on the run with his wife and son. However, the government no longer considers him human; instead they see him as a [[EmptyQuiver missing]] WeaponOfMassDestruction - one to be reclaimed or destroyed at any cost.
13th Dec '15 6:57:34 PM nombretomado
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[[caption-width-right:278:"''Franchise/{{X-Men}}'' [[XMeetsY meets]] ''Film/BlackHawkDown''"]]

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[[caption-width-right:278:"''Franchise/{{X-Men}}'' [[caption-width-right:278:"''Franchise/XMen'' [[XMeetsY meets]] ''Film/BlackHawkDown''"]]



The series provides a uniquely realistic and military spin on the traditional UrbanFantasy setting with abundant GrayAndGreyMorality. While there are political undercurrents, they are largely background elements. It has been described as "''Franchise/{{X-Men}}'' [[XMeetsY meets]] ''Film/BlackHawkDown''" due to its combination of themes of metahuman superpowers and military fiction.

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The series provides a uniquely realistic and military spin on the traditional UrbanFantasy setting with abundant GrayAndGreyMorality. While there are political undercurrents, they are largely background elements. It has been described as "''Franchise/{{X-Men}}'' "''Franchise/XMen'' [[XMeetsY meets]] ''Film/BlackHawkDown''" due to its combination of themes of metahuman superpowers and military fiction.
27th Oct '15 11:18:12 AM HighCrate
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* MilitaryMage: Any person who "manifests" (i.e. gains magic powers) is required by law to join the SOC, a branch of the United States military. Those that manifest in a forbidden school of magic end up as military contractors.
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