History Literature / TheGirlWhoCouldFly

24th Sep '17 12:13:25 PM Malady
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It's ''{{Literature/Little House On The Prairie}}'' meets ''{{ComicBook/X-Men}}''. The story follows Piper [[MeaningfulName McCloud]] from birth, where her family discovers that she can float. Her parents try to keep her from the other children and convince her that floating is bad, but an insatiable curiosity soon grips hold of her, and one day she jumps off the roof to try flying. Luckily, she succeeds. It's not long before word gets out, and we learn that a town that could, as far as we know, be in the 1860s is still in the modern age as a helicopter arrives to take her to the Institute of Normalcy, Stability, And Non-Exceptionality. Just look at the acronym if the name doesn't convey the intention well enough.


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It's ''{{Literature/Little House On The Prairie}}'' ''Literature/LittleHouseOnThePrairie'' meets ''{{ComicBook/X-Men}}''. The story follows Piper [[MeaningfulName McCloud]] from birth, where her family discovers that she can float. Her parents try to keep her from the other children and convince her that floating is bad, but an insatiable curiosity soon grips hold of her, and one day she jumps off the roof to try flying. Luckily, she succeeds. It's not long before word gets out, and we learn that a town that could, as far as we know, be in the 1860s is still in the modern age as a helicopter arrives to take her to the Institute of Normalcy, Stability, And Non-Exceptionality. Just look at the acronym if the name doesn't convey the intention well enough.




* FreudianExcuse: [[spoiler: Dr. Hellion used to fly, until she accidentally dropped her sister in a storm and killed her. She suppressed the memory, which turned into a violent hatred of all things special.]]

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* FreudianExcuse: [[spoiler: Dr.[[spoiler:Dr. Hellion used to fly, until she accidentally dropped her sister in a storm and killed her. She suppressed the memory, which turned into a violent hatred of all things special.]]



* HealingHands: [[spoiler: Jasper discovers this when he heals Piper's legs.]]

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* HealingHands: [[spoiler: Jasper [[spoiler:Jasper discovers this when he heals Piper's legs.]]



* MundaneUtility: Discussed when the kids decide what they want to do with their powers when they grow up. Most want to do things that would end up on this page, although Smitty does want to go into crime-fighting (as a detective, which his XRayVision would be useful for). [[spoiler:The epilogue reveals that many of the kids are at these jobs.]]



* [[spoiler:NotQuiteDead]] [[spoiler:Dr. Hellion, who is revealed to have survived in the sequel.]]

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* [[spoiler:NotQuiteDead]] NotQuiteDead [[spoiler:Dr. Hellion, who is revealed to have survived in the sequel.]]



* ParentalAbandonment: [[spoiler: Conrad.]]

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* ParentalAbandonment: [[spoiler: Conrad.[[spoiler:Conrad.]]



* TheseLookLikeJobsForTheSupermen: Discussed when the kids decide what they want to do with their powers when they grow up. Most want to do things that would end up on this page, although Smitty does want to go into crime-fighting (as a detective, which his XRayVision would be useful for). [[spoiler:The epilogue reveals that many of the kids are at these jobs.]]



* TwinBanter: Nalen and Ahmed Mustafa. They are identical and are always FinishingEachOthersSentences

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* TwinBanter: Nalen and Ahmed Mustafa. They are identical and are always FinishingEachOthersSentencesFinishingEachOthersSentences.
21st Jun '16 6:39:55 PM Whitewings
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* MeningfulName: One of the best-known light aircraft is the Piper Cub. Piper's last name is even more blatant.

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* MeningfulName: MeaningfulName: One of the best-known light aircraft is the Piper Cub. Piper's last name is even more blatant.
21st Jun '16 6:39:27 PM Whitewings
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* MeningfulName: One of the best-known light aircraft is the Piper Cub. Piper's last name is even more blatant.
21st Nov '15 7:42:17 PM Ailykat
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* [[spoiler:NotQuiteDead]] [[spoiler:Dr. Hellion, who is revealed to have survived in the sequel.]]


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* [[spoiler:NotQuiteDead]] [[spoiler:Dr. Hellion, who is revealed to have survived in the sequel.]]
21st Nov '15 7:41:44 PM Ailykat
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* [[spoiler:DisneyDeath]] [[spoiler:Dr. Hellion, who is revealed to have survived in the sequel.]]

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* [[spoiler:DisneyDeath]] [[spoiler:NotQuiteDead]] [[spoiler:Dr. Hellion, who is revealed to have survived in the sequel.]]
21st Nov '15 7:41:01 PM Ailykat
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* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: Piper at home

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* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: Piper at homein Lowland County.



* BreakTheCutie: Poor Piper. [[spoiler:She gets better.]]

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* BreakTheCutie: Poor [[spoiler:To Piper. She is tortured for weeks and when she is seen again, has broken legs and has been brainwashed.]] [[spoiler:She gets better.]]



* CommonalityConnection: Over strawberry ice cream.
* CoversAlwaysLie: Inverted in one of the mainstream covers, which features Piper flying while [[spoiler:Dr. Hellion pursues her]] and gives away a major plot twist. [[spoiler:Of course, you could assume that it was a metaphor for Dr. Hellion holding the children down, or that she was just hanging on to Piper.]]

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* CommonalityConnection: Over Piper and Sally Sue, over strawberry ice cream.
* CoversAlwaysLie: Inverted in one of the mainstream covers, covers which features Piper flying while [[spoiler:Dr. Hellion pursues her]] and gives away a major plot twist. [[spoiler:Of course, you could assume that it was a metaphor for Dr. Hellion holding the children down, or that she was just hanging on to Piper.]]



* [[spoiler:DisneyDeath]] [[spoiler:Dr. Hellion, who is revealed to have survived in the sequel.]]



* HealingHands: [[spoiler: Jasper discovers this when he heals Piper's legs]].

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* HealingHands: [[spoiler: Jasper discovers this when he heals Piper's legs]].legs.]]



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Conrad's behaviours make sense later on.

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Conrad's behaviours make sense later on.[[spoiler:once the facility's true nature is revealed.]]



* KillTheCutie: [[spoiler:Sebastian]].

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* KillTheCutie: [[spoiler:Sebastian]].[[spoiler:Sebastian.]]
27th Oct '15 8:24:09 AM HeSupplanted
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The novel is written rather well from the point of view of a ten year old girl, has some genuinely surprising twists, and deconstructs and reconstructs the concepts of optimism, normalcy, happiness, and what makes a person special.

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The novel is written rather well from the point of view of a ten year old girl, has some genuinely surprising twists, and deconstructs and reconstructs the concepts of optimism, normalcy, happiness, and what makes a person special.
13th Oct '14 3:06:33 AM Sahira
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* TheNounWhoVerbed: The title.
30th May '14 7:12:33 AM Doodler
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* TheseLookLikeJobsForTheSupermen: Discussed when the kids decide what they want to do with their powers when they grow up. Most want to do things that would end up on this page, although Smitty does want to go into crime-fighting (as a detective, which his XRayVision would be useful for). [[spoiler:The epilogue reveals that many of the kids are at these jobs (although probably as interns rather than actual work).]]

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* TheseLookLikeJobsForTheSupermen: Discussed when the kids decide what they want to do with their powers when they grow up. Most want to do things that would end up on this page, although Smitty does want to go into crime-fighting (as a detective, which his XRayVision would be useful for). [[spoiler:The epilogue reveals that many of the kids are at these jobs (although probably as interns rather than actual work).jobs.]]
26th Jan '14 6:07:42 AM Randomfan11
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* DishingOutDirt: Boris can turn things into rocks, including people.



* FunetikAksent: Professor Mumbleby

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* FunetikAksent: Professor MumblebyMumbleby. Also applies to Piper.



* PsychicPowers: Lily has telekinetic abilities.



* ShrinkingViolet: A very literal example with Violet.

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* ShrinkingViolet: A very literal example with Violet. Violet.
* ShockAndAwe: Kimber.


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* {{Weather Manipulation}}: Nalen and Ahmed can create storms.


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* WorthyOpponent: Lily regards Piper as this when the latter puts two and two together and manages to foil a prank involving a glass full of water.
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