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13th Apr '17 8:05:41 PM pokedude10
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* PrefersTheIllusion: Lucien Mulholland chooses the reality in his head to the one where [[spoiler: he's dying from cancer]].

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* PrefersTheIllusion: Lucien Mulholland chooses This is the reason that [[BigBad Saint Dane]] wins his first territory. [[spoiler:The people of Veelox refuse to abandon the [[LotusEaterMachine virtual reality in his head world Lifelight]], which gives users a chance to simulate living a perfect life. Eventually, so many people give up their real lives that society collapses and millions die when workers stop maintaining the one where [[spoiler: he's dying from cancer]].Lifelight pyramids.]]
13th Apr '17 8:03:23 PM pokedude10
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* PrefersTheIllusion: Lucien Mulholland chooses the reality in his head to the one where [[spoiler: he's dying from cancer]].
8th Mar '17 6:43:18 PM Phys101
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* MadeOfExplodium: Tak -- [[spoiler:the real turning point of Denduron]].
5th Mar '17 2:31:20 PM Phys101
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* ArtisticLicensePhysics: Supposedly, Choral in ''The Lost City of Faar'' is an earth-like planet with earth-like gravity, pressure, atmosphere, etc. The one difference is that it's a [[SingleBiomePlanet water world]]. Bobby and Uncle Press arrived in a cave in a coral reef 20 meters (the book says 60 feet) underwater. The problem is that the air pressure inside the cave would have to be at least three atmospheres. To be precise, the air pressure would have to be the water pressure at the depth of the water surface inside the cave.

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* ArtisticLicensePhysics: ArtisticLicensePhysics:
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Supposedly, Choral Cloral in ''The Lost City of Faar'' is an earth-like planet with earth-like gravity, pressure, atmosphere, etc. The one difference is that it's a [[SingleBiomePlanet water world]]. Bobby and Uncle Press arrived in a cave in a coral reef 20 meters (the book says 60 feet) underwater. The problem is that the air pressure inside the cave would have to be at least three atmospheres. To be precise, the air pressure would have to be the water pressure at the depth of the water surface inside the cave.cave.
** Apparently, on Cloral, they create solid (room-temperature) material from water, material that can be used to make things. (Of course, they're not referring to ice.)
5th Mar '17 1:10:01 PM Phys101
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* ArcWords: "This is the way it was meant to be." In the first

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* ArcWords: "This is the way it was meant to be." In " At Saint Daine's defeat in the firstfirst book, Bobby mocks him with these words.
5th Mar '17 1:07:29 PM Phys101
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* ArcWords: "This is the way it was meant to be."

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* ArcWords: "This is the way it was meant to be."" In the first


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* ArtisticLicensePhysics: Supposedly, Choral in ''The Lost City of Faar'' is an earth-like planet with earth-like gravity, pressure, atmosphere, etc. The one difference is that it's a [[SingleBiomePlanet water world]]. Bobby and Uncle Press arrived in a cave in a coral reef 20 meters (the book says 60 feet) underwater. The problem is that the air pressure inside the cave would have to be at least three atmospheres. To be precise, the air pressure would have to be the water pressure at the depth of the water surface inside the cave.
9th Feb '17 5:24:43 AM DienShihGeng
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** Faar is basically a Cloral version of Atlantis.
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* NothingIsEverTheSame: At the end of book 4, [[spoiler:Saint Dane's victory in Veelox]] causes the rules of the series to dramatically change.

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* NothingIsEverTheSame: NothingIsTheSameAnymore: At the end of book 4, [[spoiler:Saint Dane's victory in Veelox]] causes the rules of the series to dramatically change.
4th Dec '16 12:58:19 AM Phys101
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A series of modern fantasy books written by DJ [=MacHale=]. Each book is divided into two viewpoints. The journal segments, detailing the adventures of Bobby Pendragon, the main character, who is whisked away from his OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent life by his Uncle Press, via a magical gate called a flume hidden in the subway systems of New York City. The other part follows Bobby's best friends, Mark and Courtney, who get into a bit of trouble themselves, despite lacking the ability to travel to alternate worlds. (The only book that doesn't use this formula is ''The Soldiers of Halla'', which consists entirely of one journal written by Bobby.) Each world is called a territory, and every territory has a Traveler, filling various roles. Every territory is reaching a turning point, which will radically alter the fate of that world. The Travelers exist to make sure that the turning points, and the destiny of the territories, go the way they naturally would, without outside interference. Obviously, if this was all there was to it, it'd be pretty uneventful. Enter Saint Dane, a sadistic MagnificentBastard who wants to push the territories towards chaos, destroying the barriers between them, so he can reshape Halla (everything that has existed, does, or ever will exist) [[InTheirOwnImage in his image]]. The series consists of 10 books, with the final book released May 12, 2009.

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A series of modern fantasy books written by DJ [=MacHale=]. Each book is divided into two viewpoints. The journal segments, detailing the adventures of Bobby Pendragon, the main character, who is whisked away from his OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent life by his Uncle Press, via a magical gate called a flume hidden in the subway systems of New York City. The other part follows Bobby's best friends, Mark and Courtney, who get into a bit of trouble themselves, despite lacking the ability to travel to alternate worlds. (The only book that doesn't use this formula is ''The Soldiers of Halla'', which consists entirely of one journal written by Bobby.) Each world is called a territory, and every territory has a Traveler, filling various roles. Every territory is reaching a turning point, which will radically alter the fate of that world. The Travelers exist to make sure that the turning points, and the destiny of the territories, go the way they naturally would, without outside interference. Obviously, if this was all there was to it, it'd be pretty uneventful. Enter Saint Dane, a sadistic MagnificentBastard who wants to push the territories towards chaos, destroying the barriers between them, so he can reshape Halla (everything that has existed, does, or does exist, and ever will exist) [[InTheirOwnImage in his image]]. The series consists of 10 books, with the final book released May 12, 2009.
3rd Dec '16 8:56:18 PM Angeldeb82
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A series of modern fantasy books written by DJ [=MacHale=]. Each book is divided into two viewpoints. The journal segments, detailing the adventures of Bobby Pendragon, the main character, who is whisked away from his OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent life by his Uncle Press, via a magical gate called a flume hidden in the subway systems of New York City. The other part follows Bobby's best friends, Mark and Courtney, who get into a bit of trouble themselves, despite lacking the ability to travel to alternate worlds. (The only book that doesn't use this formula is ''The Soldiers of Halla'', which consists entirely of one journal written by Bobby.) Each world is called a territory, and every territory has a Traveler, filling various roles. Every territory is reaching a turning point, which will radically alter the fate of that world. The Travelers exist to make sure that the turning points, and the destiny of the territories, go the way they naturally would, without outside interference. Obviously, if this was all there was to it, it'd be pretty uneventful. Enter Saint Dane, a sadistic MagnificentBastard who wants to push the territories towards chaos, destroying the barriers between them, so he can reshape Halla (everything that has, does, or ever will exist) [[InTheirOwnImage in his image]]. The series consists of 10 books, with the final book released May 12, 2009.

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A series of modern fantasy books written by DJ [=MacHale=]. Each book is divided into two viewpoints. The journal segments, detailing the adventures of Bobby Pendragon, the main character, who is whisked away from his OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent life by his Uncle Press, via a magical gate called a flume hidden in the subway systems of New York City. The other part follows Bobby's best friends, Mark and Courtney, who get into a bit of trouble themselves, despite lacking the ability to travel to alternate worlds. (The only book that doesn't use this formula is ''The Soldiers of Halla'', which consists entirely of one journal written by Bobby.) Each world is called a territory, and every territory has a Traveler, filling various roles. Every territory is reaching a turning point, which will radically alter the fate of that world. The Travelers exist to make sure that the turning points, and the destiny of the territories, go the way they naturally would, without outside interference. Obviously, if this was all there was to it, it'd be pretty uneventful. Enter Saint Dane, a sadistic MagnificentBastard who wants to push the territories towards chaos, destroying the barriers between them, so he can reshape Halla (everything that has, has existed, does, or ever will exist) [[InTheirOwnImage in his image]]. The series consists of 10 books, with the final book released May 12, 2009.



* ANaziByAnyOtherName: [[spoiler:Ravinia. Separating one group of people from others? Check. Claiming that one group is superior and only them deserve rights? Check. Putting the "inferior" people into concentration camps and try to kill them all? Check. The Earth one is a variation because people are separated by "ability" rather than race/ethnicity. In other worlds like Zadaa and Eelong, this is completely played straight.]]



* BadFuture: Some variations of [[spoiler:Ravinia influenced Third Earth]]

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* BadFuture: Some variations of [[spoiler:Ravinia influenced [[spoiler:Ravinia-influenced Third Earth]]Earth]].



* BeeAfraid: The quigs of Ibara. [[spoiler: and thus, Veelox.]]

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* BeeAfraid: The quigs of Ibara. [[spoiler: and And, thus, Veelox.]]



* BuryMeNotOnTheLonePrairie: Bobby promises in his journal to put [[spoiler:Kasha's]] ashes on [[spoiler:Eelong]], which proves difficult [[spoiler:due to the collapsed flume.]]

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* BuryMeNotOnTheLonePrairie: Bobby promises in his journal to put [[spoiler:Kasha's]] ashes on [[spoiler:Eelong]], which proves difficult [[spoiler:due to the collapsed flume.]]flume]].



* CrapsackWorld: [[spoiler: Third Earth turns into one near the end of the series]].
* CueTheSun: An example in ''Black Water'' where it has very negative implications. Since gigs are [[PowerOfTheSun solar powered]], the sun's return means [[spoiler:the gig fleet can now drop the Cloral poison on Black Water.]]

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* CrapsackWorld: [[spoiler: Third Earth turns into one near the end of the series]].
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* CreepyCrossdresser: Saint Dane takes on a female form once or twice. Subverted in ''Raven Rise'', when [[spoiler: Bobby thinks that Saint Dane is in the form of the village chief's daughter, who has been trying to seduce him, only to find the shapeshifter to be Saint Dane's female apprentice, Nevva Winter]].
* CueTheSun: An example in ''Black Water'' where it has very negative implications. Since gigs are [[PowerOfTheSun solar powered]], the sun's return means [[spoiler:the gig fleet can now drop the Cloral poison on Black Water.]]Water]].



* EverythingsEvenWorseWithSharks: The quigs of Cloral.



* {{Expy}}: Nancy "Jinx" Olsen is one for [[{{Franchise/StargateVerse}} Col. Samantha "Sam" Carter]].
** It is believed that the Security Dados are at least partially inspired by the [[{{Series/BattlestarGalactica1978}} original Cylon Centurions]].
** Service Dado Fourteen is believed to be based on [[{{Franchise/StarWars}} C-3PO]], [[{{Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration}} Lt. Commander Data]], [[{{Franchise/Transformers}} the various Optimus Primes]], [[{{Franchise/RatchetAndClank}} Clank]], and [[{{Series/RedDwarf}} Kryten 2 X 4 B- 523 P]] respectively.

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* {{Expy}}: Nancy "Jinx" Olsen is one for [[{{Franchise/StargateVerse}} [[Franchise/StargateVerse Col. Samantha "Sam" Carter]].
** It is believed that the Security Dados are at least partially inspired by the [[{{Series/BattlestarGalactica1978}} [[Series/BattlestarGalactica1978 original Cylon Centurions]].
** Service Dado Fourteen is believed to be based on [[{{Franchise/StarWars}} [[Franchise/StarWars C-3PO]], [[{{Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration}} [[Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration Lt. Commander Data]], [[{{Franchise/Transformers}} the various Optimus Primes]], [[{{Franchise/RatchetAndClank}} [[Franchise/RatchetAndClank Clank]], and [[{{Series/RedDwarf}} [[Series/RedDwarf Kryten 2 X 4 B- 523 P]] respectively.



* GivingRadioToTheRomans: Mark [[spoiler:brings his science project to First Earth. [[ButterflyOfDoom It doesn't end well.]]]]

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* GivingRadioToTheRomans: Mark [[spoiler:brings [[spoiler:Mark brings his science project to First Earth. [[ButterflyOfDoom It doesn't end well.]]]]



* GodwinsLaw: [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] in ''The Never War'', when to give Spader an idea of what Hitler was like, Bobby compares him to Saint Dane. [[spoiler: Played straight later on, when several characters compare Ravinia's philosophy to that of the Nazis, and its Horizon Compounds are likened to concentration camps.]]

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* GodwinsLaw: [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] {{Inverted|Trope}} in ''The Never War'', when to give Spader an idea of what Hitler was like, Bobby compares him to Saint Dane. [[spoiler: Played straight later on, when several characters compare Ravinia's philosophy to that of the Nazis, and its Horizon Compounds are likened to concentration camps.]]



* GreyAndWhiteMorality: Subverted. In the books right before book 10, it seems like Saint Dane makes some legitimate points, and he just has some flawed logic. In book 10, it's completely thrown out the window; the flawed logic was just a justification, and he's actually pure evil.



* HollywoodHacking: The Reality Bug causes the creation of [[spoiler:an actual, physical creature that can effect the real world.]]

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* HollywoodHacking: The Reality Bug causes the creation of [[spoiler:an actual, physical creature that can effect the real world.]]world]].



* {{Immortality}}: Of the Resurrective sort [[spoiler:Whenever Saint Dane "dies" he just turns into smoke and reforms elsewhere.]]

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* {{Immortality}}: Of the Resurrective sort sort. [[spoiler:Whenever Saint Dane "dies" he just turns into smoke and reforms elsewhere.]]



* TheLifestream: [[spoiler:Solara]]

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* TheLifestream: [[spoiler:Solara]][[spoiler:Solara.]]



* MagicAIsMagicA: Right up until the climax of the last book, where [[spoiler:Saint Dane dies because his followers turn on him]] without any acknowledgment that this [[BeyondTheImpossible doesn't follow from the rules laid down only a few hundred pages ago.]]

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* MagicAIsMagicA: Right up until the climax of the last book, where [[spoiler:Saint Dane dies because his followers turn on him]] without any acknowledgment that this [[BeyondTheImpossible doesn't follow from the rules laid down only a few hundred pages ago.]]ago]].



* MentorOccupationalHazard: Some traveler mentors end up dead. [[spoiler:It turns out that all of them are destined to die, and they are aware of this. Though they also are aware that [[BackFromTheDead it won't be permanent.]]]]

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* MentorOccupationalHazard: Some traveler mentors end up dead. [[spoiler:It turns out that all of them are destined to die, and they are aware of this. Though they also are aware that [[BackFromTheDead it won't be permanent.]]]]permanent]].]]



* ANaziByAnyOtherName: [[spoiler:Ravinia. Separating one group of people from others? Check. Claiming that one group is superior and only them deserve rights? Check. Putting the "inferior" people into concentration camps and try to kill them all? Check. The Earth one is a variation because people are separated by "ability" rather than race/ethnicity. In other worlds like Zadaa and Eelong, this is completely played straight.]]



* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Bobby, frequently. The first screw up was the turning point for Denduron. [[spoiler: [[EverythingIsBetterWithExplosions Tak]] while discovered by the rebels, had not been able to be used in huge amounts besides pea-sized amounts for their slingshots. However, due to Bobby bringing his flashlight with him from second earth, had made the rebels find a way to harness more Tak to create a Bomb.]]

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Bobby, frequently. The first screw up was the turning point for Denduron. [[spoiler: [[EverythingIsBetterWithExplosions Tak]] [[StuffBlowingUp Tak]], while discovered by the rebels, had not been able to be used in huge amounts besides pea-sized amounts for their slingshots. However, due to Bobby bringing his flashlight with him from second earth, had made the rebels find a way to harness more Tak to create a Bomb.]]



* NoPaperFuture: Third Earth prominently features voice-controlled supercomputers with holographic displays. The one real book on display in the New York Library is a copy of ''GreenEggsAndHam'', to serve as a reminder.

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* NoPaperFuture: Third Earth prominently features voice-controlled supercomputers with holographic displays. The one real book on display in the New York Library is a copy of ''GreenEggsAndHam'', ''Literature/GreenEggsAndHam'', to serve as a reminder.



* PlankGag: When Bobby completes his TrainingFromHell with Loor and Alder and is awarded a real [[SimpleStaff fighting stave]], he launches into a long series of these. He'd nearly whack one of them with the stave end as he turns to the other to apologize for nearly whacking ''them'', and then spins around to apologize for ''that''...

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* PlankGag: When Bobby completes his TrainingFromHell with Loor and Alder and is awarded a real [[SimpleStaff fighting stave]], staff]], he launches into a long series of these. He'd nearly whack one of them with the stave end as he turns to the other to apologize for nearly whacking ''them'', and then spins around to apologize for ''that''...



* RousseauWasRight: [[spoiler:Solara, the spirit of mankind formed by the existence of sentience, is usually good in nature. In order for Saint Dane's EvilPlan to fully work, he needs to change the nature of humanity itself]].
* SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale: Out of the infinite number of habitable planets in the universe, technological civilizations arose on only seven. Six of these civilizations are exclusively human. It is possible[[spoiler:, given the nature of Halla, that the people who created the universe did this intentionally]], but the topic is unaddressed and no one takes note of it.

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* RousseauWasRight: [[spoiler:Solara, the spirit of mankind formed by the existence of sentience, is usually good in nature. In order for Saint Dane's EvilPlan to fully work, he needs to change the nature of humanity itself]].
itself.]]
* SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale: Out of the infinite number of habitable planets in the universe, technological civilizations arose on only seven. Six of these civilizations are exclusively human. It is possible[[spoiler:, given possible, [[spoiler:given the nature of Halla, that the people who created the universe did this intentionally]], intentionally,]] but the topic is unaddressed and no one takes note of it.



* TeachMeHowToFight: After Saint Dane almost kills him, Bobby asks Loor [[AccidentalInnuendo to do this with him.]]

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* TeachMeHowToFight: After Saint Dane almost kills him, Bobby asks Loor [[AccidentalInnuendo to do this with him.]]him]].



* TimeTravelTenseTrouble: The NarniaTime in effect between the territories occasionally causes this sort of trouble. Usually involving rookie Travelers (We're looking at you, Spader and Siry).

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* TimeTravelTenseTrouble: The NarniaTime in effect between the territories occasionally causes this sort of trouble. Usually involving rookie Travelers (We're (we're looking at you, Spader and Siry).



** This is completely [[{{JustifiedTrope}} justified]], at least toward the end of the series. Bobby's use of outdated slang is due to his being away from Second Earth for so long.

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** This is completely [[{{JustifiedTrope}} justified]], {{justified|Trope}}, at least toward the end of the series. Bobby's use of outdated slang is due to his being away from Second Earth for so long.



* UnexplainedRecovery: [[spoiler: Loor at the end of book 6. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in book 10 when it is revealed that the Travelers can't die.]]

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* UnexplainedRecovery: [[spoiler: Loor at the end of book 6. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] {{Justified|Trope}} in book 10 when it is revealed that the Travelers can't die.]]



* {{Utopia}}: Though it took many centuries, Third Earth becomes one where technology has advanced to great heights, nature is reclaiming the surface while humans live underground, underwater, or in space, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking food is implied to be free]]. [[spoiler: And then [[WhamEpisode Raven Rise]] [[CrapsackWorld comes into the picture...]].]]

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* {{Utopia}}: Though it took many centuries, Third Earth becomes one where technology has advanced to great heights, nature is reclaiming the surface while humans live underground, underwater, or in space, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking food is implied to be free]]. [[spoiler: And then [[WhamEpisode Raven Rise]] [[CrapsackWorld comes into the picture...]].]]]]]]



* VillainousCrossdresser: Saint Dane takes on a female form once or twice. Subverted in ''Raven Rise'', when [[spoiler: Bobby thinks that Saint Dane is in the form of the village chief's daughter, who has been trying to seduce him, only to find the shapeshifter to be Saint Dane's female apprentice, Nevva Winter.]]



* WellIntentionedExtremist: Saint Dane was this in his mind... [[spoiler:until his MoralEventHorizon]]

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* WellIntentionedExtremist: Saint Dane was this in his mind... [[spoiler:until his MoralEventHorizon]]MoralEventHorizon.]]


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* WhiteAndGreyMorality: Subverted. In the books right before book 10, it seems like Saint Dane makes some legitimate points, and he just has some flawed logic. In book 10, it's completely thrown out the window; the flawed logic was just a justification, and he's actually pure evil.
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