History Literature / TheSalvationWar

25th Nov '16 10:25:23 PM DarthWalrus
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** Chapter 9 ends with General Petraeus and Abigor staring over troop formations in preparation for the upcoming battle, wondering about the war to come, and worrying over a lack of intelligence and potential oversights.
24th Nov '16 3:08:19 AM krimzonflygon2
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* CrapsackWorld: Hell for humans, but that kind of is [[FireandBrimstoneHell the point.]]

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* CrapsackWorld: Hell for humans, but that kind of is [[FireandBrimstoneHell the point.]]]] [[SubvertedTrope On the other hand, it's not so bad once the demons stop torturing people and accommodations like housing and amenities are introduced.]] In fact, a bit of investigation reveals the place to be a treasure trove of resources; the lake of fire is revealed to be a literal river of crude oil, and Belial's old domain is filled to bursting with vital minerals like iron, copper and titanium.
28th Oct '16 9:09:46 AM dlchen145
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* TheChessmaster: Loads of them, 90% on the human side, with their king being General Dave ''{{Badass}}'' Petraeus (seriously, just look at ''any'' of his scenes), one with an indefinite side (Michael-Lan), and a few on the demon side who were all out-chessed by humanity and end up being {{Unwitting Pawn}}s. Abigor ''thought'' he was one, what with his thinning of his ranks to extend his line to allow envelopment, unprecedented for ''demonic'' warfare...\\\

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* TheChessmaster: Loads of them, 90% on the human side, with their king being General Dave ''{{Badass}}'' ''Badass'' Petraeus (seriously, just look at ''any'' of his scenes), one with an indefinite side (Michael-Lan), and a few on the demon side who were all out-chessed by humanity and end up being {{Unwitting Pawn}}s. Abigor ''thought'' he was one, what with his thinning of his ranks to extend his line to allow envelopment, unprecedented for ''demonic'' warfare...\\\
20th Aug '16 4:39:10 AM krimzonflygon2
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** [[spoiler: And of course, the news that comes at the very end of the story: GodIsDead, the Three Races are free, and the long, destructive Salvation War is finally over.]]
5th Aug '16 8:00:40 PM TheGreatSkrond
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** Also, to comply with the laws of thermodynamics, any potential difference (usually gravitational) between the two sides must be "paid for" when crossing the portal.
21st Jul '16 5:08:06 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Michael is pretty much the only extra-dimensional being that actually understands humans, and does a much better job of being able to predict their moves than Satan or Yahweh. [[spoiler:However, he doesn't use this savvyness so much ''against'' the humans, since it makes him perfectly aware that they'll win. Instead, he works toward damage control for the Angel race and ending up in charge of the human-controled Heaven.]]
2nd Jul '16 4:36:09 AM krimzonflygon2
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* MundaneUtility: At the beginning of the series, Nagas used there mighty portal generation abilities to move entire armies between the planes of reality. [[spoiler:By the end, they are using it to carry mail at almost instant speeds.]]

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* MundaneUtility: At the beginning of the series, Nagas used there their mighty portal generation abilities to move entire armies between the planes of reality. [[spoiler:By the end, they are using it to carry running a nigh-instantaneous mail at almost instant speeds.delivery service.]]


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** During one of Yahweh's tantrums, he starts ranting in a way described as unnervingly similar to Satan.


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** Many a demon notes that Satan is most terrifying when his voice is oily and calm, and find themselves relieved when he starts ranting and raving again.


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** By virtue of using bronze-age tactics against humans, the demons can come off as this. While there's definite strategy there, any semblance of it collapses against modern weaponry, and as far as humanity is concerned the demons are just hurling themselves at their bombs and bullets waving their tridents over their heads and screaming.
16th Jun '16 6:27:44 AM Dravencour
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* EstablishingSeriesMoment: When Satan comes down and declares his dominion of earth, he is promptly told to piss off by a human commander.
5th Jun '16 11:39:11 AM krimzonflygon2
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* AlwaysChaoticEvil: [[spoiler: Subverted with the Baldricks when taught otherwise from what Satan says]].

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* AlwaysChaoticEvil: [[spoiler: Subverted with the Baldricks when taught otherwise Baldricks: their actions are the result of eons of Satan's propaganda and mistreatment. By the time Pantheocide rolls around, it's clear their moral compasses are as complex as Humanity's; from what Satan says]].the noble [[TheGoodKing Abigor]] to the self-serving but still somewhat decent Luga, to the truly sadistic and cruel Belial]].


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* HopelessWar: For Hell and Heaven, not Humanity. Both Abigor and Michael realize fairly quickly that the demons and angels respectively are doomed, and Michael's entire character arc is trying to save the angelic race from butchery at the hands of mankind.
25th May '16 6:24:06 PM krimzonflygon2
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* ItsPersonal: Humanity's opinion of Heaven. Sure, they'll fight like monsters against the Forces of Hell, but they take prisoners and treat them well, and by the end our relationship with them is pretty cordial. But after centuries of holy wars and worship of God, His betrayal is felt on a personal level: Michael's entire story arc revolves around trying to separate the Angels from God and make them look like victims of His madness, so that humanity won't [[KillEmAll exterminate them.]]
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