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19th Jan '17 8:53:48 AM TychoMagneticAnomaly
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* TheManInFrontOfTheMan: How the entire Army of Mars is managed. From Generals down to platoon sergeants, they all march to the commands of some nearby underling. [[spoiler: Boaz, though ostensibly a private]], is actually in charge of Unk's platoon, and uses his mind-control device to confuse and and command his sergeant.

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* TheManInFrontOfTheMan: How the entire Army of Mars is managed. From Generals down to platoon sergeants, they all march to the commands of some nearby underling. [[spoiler: Boaz, though ostensibly a private]], is actually in charge of Unk's platoon, and uses his mind-control device to confuse and and command his sergeant.
19th Jan '17 8:49:31 AM TychoMagneticAnomaly
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* TheManInFrontOfTheMan: How the entire Army of Mars is managed. From Generals down to platoon sergeants, they all march to the commands of some nearby underling. [[spoiler Boaz, though ostensibly a private]], is actually in charge of Unk's platoon, and uses his mind-control device to confuse and and command his sergeant.

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* TheManInFrontOfTheMan: How the entire Army of Mars is managed. From Generals down to platoon sergeants, they all march to the commands of some nearby underling. [[spoiler [[spoiler: Boaz, though ostensibly a private]], is actually in charge of Unk's platoon, and uses his mind-control device to confuse and and command his sergeant.
19th Jan '17 8:48:55 AM TychoMagneticAnomaly
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* TheManInFrontOfTheMan: How the entire Army of Mars is managed. From Generals down to platoon sergeants, they all march to the commands of some nearby underling. [[spoiler Boaz, though ostensibly a private]], is actually in charge of Unk's platoon, and uses his mind-control device to confuse and and command his sergeant.
26th Jun '16 8:20:43 AM CountArtha
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* BreakTheHaughty: Malachi's first thought after meeting cloistered, snooty Beatrice Rumfoord is that he'd like to knock her down a peg by adding her to his list of conquests. [[spoiler: Later, on the trip to Mars, this is exactly how their son Chrono is conceived.]]

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* BreakTheHaughty: Malachi's Malachi Constant's first thought after meeting cloistered, snooty Beatrice Rumfoord is that he'd like to knock her down a peg by adding her to his list of conquests. [[spoiler: Later, on the trip to Mars, this is exactly how their son Chrono is conceived.]]
26th Jun '16 8:20:04 AM CountArtha
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* BreakTheHaughty: Malachi's first thought after meeting cloistered, snooty Beatrice Rumfoord is that he'd like to knock her down a peg by adding her to his list of conquests. [[spoiler: Later, on the trip to Mars, this is exactly how their son Chrono is conceived.]]
10th Jun '16 4:39:33 AM Morgenthaler
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* BlackComedy: Standard in a Vonnegut novel.

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* CosmicPlaything

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* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Boaz.]]
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* TheManBehindTheMan

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* NonLinearCharacter: Winston Niles Rumfoord.
* OurWormholesAreDifferent

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* TogetherInDeath: Subverted in Vonnegut's trademark gentle sardonicism.

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* RichIdiotWithNoDayJob: Both Constant and Rumfoord qualify for this before their respective changes.

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6th Apr '16 1:45:09 AM gravious
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* CurbStompBattle: [[spoiler: The inevitable fate of the Martian force which invades Earth.]]

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* CurbStompBattle: [[spoiler: The inevitable fate of the Martian force which invades Earth. [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption Which was Rumfoord's plan all along, of course]]. ]]
6th Apr '16 1:42:47 AM gravious
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* CurbStompBattle: [[The inevitable fate of the Martian force which invades Earth.]]

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* CurbStompBattle: [[The [[spoiler: The inevitable fate of the Martian force which invades Earth.]]
6th Apr '16 1:42:29 AM gravious
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* CurbStompBattle: [[The inevitable fate of the Martian force which invades Earth.]]
16th Jan '16 4:52:34 PM henry42
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His life changes irrevocably when he encounters Winston Niles Rumfoord, a playboy millionaire turned space explorer turned omniscient being after he pilots his spaceship into a chrono-synclastic infundibulum. (Chrono-synclastic is Latin/Greek for "time bent equally in all directions", and infundibulum is Latin for "funnel".) Rumfoord is effectively "smeared across time" and becomes aware of all events, past, present and future. Armed with this knowledge, Rumfoord begins to direct Constant on a quest of self-knowledge and instruction, along the way setting up the "Church of God the Utterly Indifferent".

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His life changes irrevocably when he encounters Winston Niles Rumfoord, a playboy millionaire turned space explorer turned omniscient being after he pilots his spaceship into a [[NegativeSpaceWedgie chrono-synclastic infundibulum.infundibulum]]. (Chrono-synclastic is Latin/Greek for "time bent equally in all directions", and infundibulum is Latin for "funnel".) Rumfoord is effectively "smeared across time" and becomes aware of all events, past, present and future. Armed with this knowledge, Rumfoord begins to direct Constant on a quest of self-knowledge and instruction, along the way setting up the "Church of God the Utterly Indifferent".
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