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22nd Mar '16 1:08:34 PM CaptEquinox
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* KillTheCutie: By the ''protagonist'', at the ''beginning of the novel'' (note that this is a different cutie from the one listed above in BreakTheCutie. In fact, its that cutie who does the ''killing''. It's that kind of book).

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* KillTheCutie: By the ''protagonist'', at the ''beginning of the novel'' (note that this is a different cutie from the one listed above in BreakTheCutie. In fact, its it's that cutie who does kills the ''killing''.''other'' cutie. It's that kind of book).
22nd Mar '16 1:07:39 PM CaptEquinox
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** Even in the case of the Jana'ata, it leaves the hands useless (they just don't risk bleeding out and experience far less pain from the procedure). The uselessness is the point, its a status symbol indicating power and wealth such that the individual doesn't ''need'' to use their ''own'' hands for anything.

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** Even in the case of the Jana'ata, it leaves the hands useless (they just don't risk bleeding out and experience far less pain from the procedure). The uselessness is the point, its it's a status symbol indicating for someone of extreme power and wealth such that the individual doesn't ''need'' to use their ''own'' hands for anything.wealth... it indicates utter dependence on said wealthy person.
17th Oct '15 7:08:47 PM nombretomado
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* ThePope: Shows up in ''Children of God''. He is a brilliantly gifted African, Gelasius III. He comes to tell Fr. Sandoz that he got into the priesthood in the first place because of his memories of Sandoz, who as a young priest had lived with and aided his family.
16th Sep '14 6:13:05 AM paranoia222
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* KillTheCutie: By the ''protagonist'', at the ''beginning of the novel'' (note that this is a different cutie from the one listed above in BreakTheCutie. It's that kind of book).

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* KillTheCutie: By the ''protagonist'', at the ''beginning of the novel'' (note that this is a different cutie from the one listed above in BreakTheCutie. In fact, its that cutie who does the ''killing''. It's that kind of book).
16th Sep '14 6:08:49 AM paranoia222
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** Even in the case of the Jana'ata, it leaves the hands useless (they just don't risk bleeding out and experience far less pain from the procedure). The uselessness is the point, its a status symbol indicating power and wealth such that the individual doesn't ''need'' to use their ''own'' hands for anything.
4th Sep '14 8:04:07 PM Fireblood
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* AliensSpeakingEnglish: Averted. Learning each others' languages fuels much of the plot and character development.

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* AliensSpeakingEnglish: Averted.{{Averted}}. Learning each others' languages fuels much of the plot and character development.



* CelibateHero: Sandoz, who is faithful to his vows. All the Jesuit priests on the mission honor the vows.

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* CelibateHero: Sandoz, who is faithful to his vows. All the Jesuit priests on the mission honor the their vows.



* FaithHeelTurn: Happens to Sandoz -- or does it?

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* FaithHeelTurn: Happens to Sandoz -- or Sandoz-or does it?



* ForegoneConclusion: You know from the first chapter that the mission to Rakhat ended catastrophically and the Sandoz is the only survivor to make it back to Earth. You also know he's destroyed physically and spiritually. The rest of the book is about how that happened.

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* ForegoneConclusion: You know from the first chapter that the mission to Rakhat ended catastrophically and the that Sandoz is the only survivor to make it back to Earth. You also know he's destroyed physically and spiritually. The rest of the book is about how that happened.



* KillTheCutie: By the ''protagonist'', at the ''beginning of the novel''. (Note that this is a different cutie from the one listed above in BreakTheCutie. It's that kind of book.)

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* KillTheCutie: By the ''protagonist'', at the ''beginning of the novel''. (Note novel'' (note that this is a different cutie from the one listed above in BreakTheCutie. It's that kind of book.)book).
2nd Aug '14 1:37:23 PM Hexling30
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2nd Aug '14 1:36:56 PM Hexling30
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* {{Squick}}: Some of the events that happen towards the end.

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* {{Squick}}: Squick: Some of the events that happen towards the end.
2nd Aug '14 1:36:35 PM Hexling30
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* {{Squick}}: Some of the events that happen towards the end.



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1st Feb '14 4:41:38 PM skazka
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* {{Fingore}}: The most obvious sign of how Sandoz was affected by the mission is that his hands have been stretched until the muscles and nerves are completely pulverized. Apparently Jana'ata anatomy is better designed for this procedure.

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* {{Fingore}}: The most obvious sign of how Sandoz was affected by the mission is that his hands have been stretched until carved into to create the illusion that they're supernaturally long and delicate, leaving the muscles and nerves are completely pulverized. Apparently Jana'ata anatomy is better designed for this procedure.
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