History Literature / TheGoneAwayWorld

2nd Feb '18 7:01:32 AM Theriocephalus
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* PoweredByAForsakenChild: [[spoiler:People with a rare form of brain damage see everything around them as neutral, and thus whenever Stuff comes into contact with them it itself becomes neutral - and acquires the ability to neutralize more Stuff. Thus FOX is made. However, this form of brain damage kills fairly quickly, and it's much too rare for replacements to simply be found around - so normal people are abducted and intentionally brain-damaged]].

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* PoweredByAForsakenChild: [[spoiler:People with a rare form of brain damage see everything around them as neutral, and thus whenever Stuff comes into contact with them it itself becomes neutral - -- and acquires the ability to neutralize more Stuff. Thus FOX is made. However, this form of brain damage kills fairly quickly, and it's much too rare for replacements to simply be found around - -- so normal people are abducted and intentionally brain-damaged]].



* RagnarokProofing: Played with and ultimately subverted. It's stated that the Pipeline - being responsible for humanity's very survival - is the most secure, triple-redundant, built-to-last thing ever constructed, tested, built up and tested again, and that there's no way it could possibly be on fire. It is, of course, enthusiastically burning away.

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* RagnarokProofing: Played with and ultimately subverted. It's stated that the Pipeline - -- being responsible for humanity's very survival - -- is the most secure, triple-redundant, built-to-last thing ever constructed, tested, built up and tested again, and that there's no way it could possibly be on fire. It is, of course, enthusiastically burning away.
2nd Feb '18 6:59:57 AM Theriocephalus
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* ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve: Sort of. If you're thinking of something, that's what the Stuff is. If you're thinking of two things, the Stuff's a hybrid of them. If you're frantically hoping the Stuff doesn't become something, well . . .

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* ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve: Sort of. If you're thinking of something, that's what the Stuff is. If you're thinking of two things, the Stuff's a hybrid of them. If you're frantically hoping the Stuff doesn't become something, well . . .well...
2nd Feb '18 6:59:39 AM Theriocephalus
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World War III has come and gone, with a bomb that "makes the enemy go away." As it turns out, however, it leaves behind something in its place, a mysterious substance known as Stuff that becomes whatever you're thinking of--which most of the time is [[PrimalFear whatever you're most afraid it's going to become]]. Only the [[MegaCorp Jorgmund Corporation]] knows how to make FOX, the substance that can convert it into mere dust, and as the story begins the protagonist is putting out a fire on the pipeline that channels FOX into the atmosphere. [[MindScrew Things get weird]].

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World War III has come and gone, with a bomb that "makes the enemy go away." away". As it turns out, however, it leaves behind something in its place, a mysterious substance known as Stuff that becomes whatever you're thinking of--which of -- which most of the time is [[PrimalFear whatever you're most afraid it's going to become]]. Only the [[MegaCorp Jorgmund Corporation]] knows how to make FOX, the substance that can convert it the Stuff into mere dust, and as the story begins the protagonist is putting out a fire on the pipeline that channels FOX into the atmosphere. [[MindScrew Things get weird]].
2nd Feb '17 2:46:25 PM Shale
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World War III has come and gone, with a bomb that "makes the enemy go away." As it turns out, however, it leaves behind something in its place, a mysterious substance known as Stuff that becomes whatever you're thinking of--which most of the time is [[PrimalFear whatever you're most afraid it's going to become]]. Only the [[MegaCorp Jormungand Corporation]] knows how to make FOX, the substance that can convert it into mere dust, and as the story begins the protagonist is putting out a fire on the pipeline that channels FOX into the atmosphere. [[MindScrew Things get weird]].

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World War III has come and gone, with a bomb that "makes the enemy go away." As it turns out, however, it leaves behind something in its place, a mysterious substance known as Stuff that becomes whatever you're thinking of--which most of the time is [[PrimalFear whatever you're most afraid it's going to become]]. Only the [[MegaCorp Jormungand Jorgmund Corporation]] knows how to make FOX, the substance that can convert it into mere dust, and as the story begins the protagonist is putting out a fire on the pipeline that channels FOX into the atmosphere. [[MindScrew Things get weird]].



* ThereAreNoGoodExecutives: A recurring theme, explained by Darwinian means: to properly do the job of a corporate executive means giving up some degree of humanity. [[spoiler:Befitting the theme, the head ninja and the CEO of the Jormungand Corporation are the same person.]]

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* ThereAreNoGoodExecutives: A recurring theme, explained by Darwinian means: to properly do the job of a corporate executive means giving up some degree of humanity. [[spoiler:Befitting the theme, the head ninja and the CEO of the Jormungand Jorgmund Corporation are the same person.]]
21st Dec '16 2:33:04 PM Discar
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* AManIsNotAVirgin: It's established for more or less all of the important male characters that they're not virgins. [[spoiler: Except possibly the protagonist, for a while. Depending on your definition of "virgin".]]
24th Apr '16 12:55:53 AM JustTroper
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* ProverbialWisdom: Parodied by Master Wu on one occasion:
-->'''Wu:''' ''In unifying your chi with that of your opponent -- in aligning the breath of your life and theirs -- you will storm the strongest fortress''. There! Is that a good Secret?\\
'''Elizabeth:''' What does it mean?\\
'''Wu:''' No idea. It's a Secret. Means what you need it to mean. But now we have one, we can refuse to tell anyone about it!
22nd Mar '16 10:33:00 AM Fallingwater
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* RagnarokProofing: Played with and ultimately subverted. It's stated that the Pipeline - being responsible for humanity's very survival - is the most secure, triple-redundant, built-to-last thing ever constructed, tested, built up and tested again, and that there's no way it could possibly be on fire. It is, of course, enthusiastically burning away.
14th Mar '16 12:06:44 PM Fallingwater
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* SacrificedBasicSkillForAwesomeTraining: This is part of what distinguishes the ninjas from the good guys. [[spoiler:Humbert Pistill is impossibly strong, fast, and tough. He also has about half a hand left.]]

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* SacrificedBasicSkillForAwesomeTraining: This is part of what distinguishes the ninjas from the good guys. [[spoiler:Humbert Pistill Pestle is impossibly strong, fast, and tough. He also has about half a hand left.]]
22nd Sep '15 1:05:54 PM Berrenta
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* GratuitousNinja: The story is set in the present day, but the primary physical conflict is between the heroes and ninjas. However, the narrator explains early on that they're not ''actual'' ninjas, but the word fits best.



* InstantAwesomeJustAddNinjas: The story is set in the present day, but the primary physical conflict is between the heroes and ninjas. However, the narrator explains early on that they're not ''actual'' ninjas, but the word fits best.
19th Jan '15 9:00:15 AM vsing
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* LightningBruiser: Various masters of "hard style" martial arts, including Gonzo, Ronnie and Pestle.

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* LightningBruiser: Various masters of "hard style" martial arts, including Gonzo, Ronnie Gonzo and Pestle.Ronnie. [[spoiler:Humbert Pestle]] especially is repeatedly described as being impossibly big and impossibly fast.



* SacrificedBasicSkillForAwesomeTraining: This is part of what distinguishes the ninjas from the good guys. [[spoiler:Humbert Pistill is impossibly strong, fast, and tough. He also has about half a hand left.]]



* ThereAreNoGoodExecutives: A recurring theme, explained by Darwinian means: to properly do the job of a corporate executive means giving up some degree of humanity.

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* ThereAreNoGoodExecutives: A recurring theme, explained by Darwinian means: to properly do the job of a corporate executive means giving up some degree of humanity. [[spoiler:Befitting the theme, the head ninja and the CEO of the Jormungand Corporation are the same person.]]
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