History Literature / TheNightsDawnTrilogy

20th Jun '16 5:54:43 AM gravious
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** And for [[spoiler: many of the unfortunate acolytes who wind up as permanent visitors to [[MadDoctor Banneth's]] laboratory.]]


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* MadDoctor: Banneth [[UpToEleven is a particularly perverted example.]]
11th May '16 1:06:55 PM Preda
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* BeePeople: The Tyrathca are an alien race that evolved along a path convergently similar to both insects and mammals. A Tyrathca family consists of a monogamous pair of intelligent adult breeders, a couple breeder children...and a large number sterile, and unintelligent vassel castes that perform specilized tasks such as Hunter, Soldier, Farmer, Builder, etc.

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* BeePeople: The Tyrathca are an alien race that evolved along a path convergently similar to both insects and mammals. A Tyrathca family consists of a monogamous pair of intelligent adult breeders, a couple breeder children...and a large number sterile, and unintelligent vassel vassal castes that perform specilized specialized tasks such as Hunter, Soldier, Farmer, Builder, etc.



* CannotTellALie The Tyrathca are fundimentally incapable of lying, not for moral reasons, but because they lack the imagination needed to fabricate plausible scenarios that don't exist, so instead they act evassive or [[YouDidntAsk withhold information]] in situations that they believe call for it.

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* CannotTellALie The Tyrathca are fundimentally fundamentally incapable of lying, not for moral reasons, but because they lack the imagination needed to fabricate plausible scenarios that don't exist, so instead they act evassive evasive or [[YouDidntAsk withhold information]] in situations that they believe call for it.



--> '''Soldier 1:''' Look, dude, a meteor shower... pretty.
--> '''Soldier 2:''' Those aren't meteors... ''they're [[ColonyDrop fucking kinetic harpoons]]!''

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--> '''Soldier 1:''' Look, dude, a meteor shower... pretty.
--> '''Soldier 2:''' Those
"Those aren't meteors... ''they're [[ColonyDrop fucking kinetic harpoons]]!''harpoons]]!''"



* NoTranshumanismAllowed: [[PlayingWithATrope Attempted, but ultimately failed.]] Part of the BackStory is that [[GeneticEngineeringIsTheNewNuke Genetic Engineering]] led to the discovery of a completely synthetic "[[HumansArePsychicInTheFuture affinity gene]]" that conveyed ''[[TelepathicSpacemen telepathy]]''. {{The Fundamentalist}}s had a ''colossal'' freak-out upon discovering that affinity permitted BrainUploading - and that the creator of affinity did so ''specifically'' to make humans [[OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions Outgrow Such Silly Superstitions]]. Why go to church to save your soul if DeathIsCheap? Unfortunately for him, the [[ChristianityIsCatholic Catholic/Protestant split]] had healed by the time he succeeded, meaning a papal decree of excommunication(AKA "God Hates Freaks") held about as much weight as a ''Presidential declaration of war.'' The only reason it ''didn't'' result in a war was because the breakthrough occurred on a newly-independent space colony orbiting Jupiter. Instead, it resulted in a culture split; the fundies declared themselves "Adamists", named for the biblical Adam, who was "[[IncorruptiblePurePureness Pure]]". The augmented declared themselves "Edenists", [[InsultBackfire mocking their opponents]]. Edenists then developed "bitek" to incredible levels; OrganicTechnology is commonplace, and their {{Living Ship}}s outperform baseline vessels easily. Even their ''space stations'' are organic and ''[[GeniusLoci sentient]]''. In the face of such developments, the Adamists were forced to develop [[{{Nanomachines}} nanotechnology]] just to keep from being left behind, resulting in equally prevalent cybernetics. {{Super Soldier}}s are common, often bearing [[ArmCannon modular arms with gun attachments]] and extra forearms for MoreDakka, and even ''[[{{Cyborg}} totally bionic bodies]] [[ClingyCostume with crazy-ass ceramic-gel skin]]''. Dedicated spacers or "cosmoniks" casually let their bodies atrophy in microgravity or "astrophy", [[WeCanRebuildHim replacing organs as they fail]] until [[BrainInAJar only the brain remains human]], taking the RuleOfCool to a new height. The implication is that transhumanism is inevitable.

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* NoTranshumanismAllowed: [[PlayingWithATrope Attempted, but ultimately failed.]] Part of the BackStory is that [[GeneticEngineeringIsTheNewNuke Genetic Engineering]] led to the discovery creation of a completely synthetic "[[HumansArePsychicInTheFuture affinity gene]]" that conveyed ''[[TelepathicSpacemen telepathy]]''. {{The Fundamentalist}}s had a ''colossal'' freak-out upon discovering that affinity permitted BrainUploading - and that the creator of affinity did so ''specifically'' to make humans [[OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions Outgrow Such Silly Superstitions]]. Why go to church to save your soul if DeathIsCheap? Unfortunately for him, the [[ChristianityIsCatholic Catholic/Protestant split]] had healed by the time he succeeded, meaning a papal decree of excommunication(AKA excommunication (AKA "God Hates Freaks") held about as much weight as a ''Presidential declaration of war.'' The only reason it ''didn't'' result in a war was because the breakthrough occurred on a newly-independent space colony orbiting Jupiter. Instead, it resulted in a culture split; the fundies declared themselves "Adamists", named for the biblical Adam, who was "[[IncorruptiblePurePureness Pure]]". The augmented declared themselves "Edenists", [[InsultBackfire mocking their opponents]]. Edenists then developed "bitek" to incredible levels; OrganicTechnology is commonplace, and their {{Living Ship}}s outperform baseline vessels easily. Even their ''space stations'' are organic and ''[[GeniusLoci sentient]]''. In the face of such developments, the Adamists were forced to develop [[{{Nanomachines}} nanotechnology]] just to keep from being left behind, resulting in equally prevalent cybernetics. {{Super Soldier}}s are common, often bearing [[ArmCannon modular arms with gun attachments]] and extra forearms for MoreDakka, and even ''[[{{Cyborg}} totally bionic bodies]] [[ClingyCostume with crazy-ass ceramic-gel skin]]''. Dedicated spacers or "cosmoniks" casually let their bodies atrophy in microgravity or "astrophy", [[WeCanRebuildHim replacing organs as they fail]] until [[BrainInAJar only the brain remains human]], taking the RuleOfCool to a new height. The implication is that transhumanism is inevitable.
23rd Mar '16 9:12:42 AM gravious
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* IdiotBall: [[spoiler: It is established quite early on that the possessed are deadlier the more of them are grouped together. In spite of this, Jacqueline Couteur has her (obviously phony) request for a trial granted, along with two other possessed. In the same room. Without any precautions to prevent them using their powers. With high ranking military officers in attendance who have vital intelligence about The Organisation's next strategic target. This goes about as well as you'd expect.]]



* IdiotBall: [[spoiler: It is established quite early on that the possessed are deadlier the more of them are grouped together. In spite of this, Jacqueline Couteur has her (obviously phony) request for a trial granted, along with two other possessed. In the same room. Without any precautions to prevent them using their powers. With high ranking military officers in attendance who have vital intelligence about The Organisation's next strategic target. This goes about as well as you'd expect.]]
23rd Mar '16 9:11:42 AM gravious
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* IdiotBall: [[spoiler: It is established quite early on that the possessed are deadlier the more of them are grouped together. In spite of this, Jacqueline Couteur has her (obviously phony) request for a trial granted, along with two other possessed. In the same room. Without any precautions to prevent them using their powers. With high ranking military officers in attendance who have vital intelligence about The Organisation's next strategic target. This goes about as well as you'd expect.]]
22nd Feb '16 6:45:19 AM gravious
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** In the short story "Escape Route", the derelict alien ship that Marcus Calvert finds has artificial gravity, and someone remarks on how it would cause a technological revolution and make them filthy rich if they brought it back to Earth. [[spoiler: They are forced to blow it up, in the end]].



** In the short story "Escape Route", the derelict alien ship that Marcus Calvert finds has artificial gravity, and someone remarks on how it would cause a technological revolution and make them filthy rich if they brought it back to Earth. [[spoiler: They are forced to blow it up, in the end]].
22nd Feb '16 6:44:35 AM gravious
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* TheAtoner: By the end of ''The Reality Dysfunction'' [[spoiler: Laton becomes this. And how.]]
20th Feb '16 5:05:58 AM Octavian
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* WhamLine
-> [[spoiler: "You ask," the singularity datavised.]]
4th Feb '16 6:55:54 AM Bisected8
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* DungeonBasedEconomy: The colony of Tranquillity was established near the remains of an ancient alien civilisation. Exploring these ruins for valuable artefacts is one of the colony's more lucrative industries.
27th Jan '16 6:00:22 PM Kalaong
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* UnfortunateImplications: "Ethnic Streaming" - At first, Earth's government sponsored extrasolar colonization on a cosmopolitan basis; immigration was controlled so numerous ethnic groups were represented equally. This experiment came to a crashing end when these colonies erupted into religious conflicts. Nyvan, the worst case, had nonstop holy wars right up until the Possessed showed up and conquered the whole planet with superpowers. Afterwards, colonies were sponsored by specific nations and corporations, which limited colonization to specific ethnic groups, creating [[PlanetOfHats Planets of Hats]]. These were much more successful, and by the time the story begins, planets are specifically stated to be Christian, Islamic, Jewish, Hindi, etc. and it's commonly accepted that only an idiot would expect multiple ethnic groups to share a planet peacefully. A similar idea would be "separateness" AKA ''"[[UsefulNotes/TheApartheidEra Apartheid]]".''
* {{Utopia}} - Edenist habitats.
** {{Dystopia}} - Earth. Just Earth.

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* UnfortunateImplications: "Ethnic Streaming" - At first, Earth's government sponsored extrasolar colonization on a cosmopolitan basis; immigration was controlled so numerous ethnic groups were represented equally. This experiment came to a crashing end when these colonies erupted into religious conflicts. Nyvan, the worst case, had nonstop holy wars right up until the Possessed showed up and conquered the whole planet with superpowers. Afterwards, colonies were sponsored by specific nations and corporations, which limited colonization to specific ethnic groups, creating [[PlanetOfHats Planets of Hats]]. These were much more successful, and by the time the story begins, planets are specifically stated to be Christian, Islamic, Jewish, Hindi, etc. and it's commonly accepted that only an idiot would expect multiple ethnic groups to share a planet peacefully. A similar idea would be "separateness" AKA ''"[[UsefulNotes/TheApartheidEra Apartheid]]".''
* {{Utopia}} -
{{Utopia}}: Edenist habitats.
** {{Dystopia}} - {{Dystopia}}: Earth. Just Earth.
27th Jan '16 5:59:48 PM Kalaong
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* UnfortunateImplications: "Ethnic Streaming" - At first, Earth's government sponsored extrasolar colonization on a cosmopolitan basis; immigration was controlled so numerous ethnic groups were represented equally. This experiment came to a crashing end when these colonies erupted into religious conflicts. Nyvan, the worst case, had nonstop holy wars right up until the Possessed showed up and conquered the whole planet with superpowers. Afterwards, colonies were sponsored by specific nations and corporations, which limited colonization to specific ethnic groups, creating [[PlanetOfHats Planets of Hats]]. These were much more successful, and by the time the story begins, planets are specifically stated to be Christian, Islamic, Jewish, Hindi, etc. and it's commonly accepted that only an idiot would expect multiple ethnic groups to share a planet peacefully. A similar idea would be "separateness" AKA ''"[[UsefulNotes/TheApartheidEra Apartheid]]".''
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