History Literature / TheTripods

8th Jul '17 1:44:05 PM nombretomado
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* SheIsTheKing: Straddles the line between Types 2 and 3. In ''When the Tripods Came'', during the stopover in Guernsey, the narrator comments that the islanders hail the Queen as the ''Duke'' of Normandy, which, according to TheOtherWiki, is her correct style despite her gender.

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* SheIsTheKing: Straddles the line between Types 2 and 3. In ''When the Tripods Came'', during the stopover in Guernsey, the narrator comments that the islanders hail the Queen as the ''Duke'' of Normandy, which, according to TheOtherWiki, Wiki/TheOtherWiki, is her correct style despite her gender.
5th Jun '17 3:32:08 AM JackG
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* DoomAsTestPrize: The girls who win a beauty prize are taken to the Master's city where they are killed and preserved under glass like butterflies.
30th May '17 5:55:36 AM JackG
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** During his enslavement, Will learns that using human slaves is a thorny political issue among the Tripods and and that some of his master's friends disapprove. However, this is not because of a moral objection to slavery or any concern for the dignity of the enslaved (they have neither). Instead it's merely an economic concern about over-dependence on cheap alien labor. EvilIsPetty.

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** During his enslavement, Will learns that using human slaves is a thorny political issue among the Tripods and and that some of his master's friends disapprove. However, this is not because of a moral objection to slavery or any concern for the dignity of the enslaved (they have neither). Instead it's merely an economic concern about over-dependence on cheap alien labor. EvilIsPetty.labor.
** The Masters do not understand why humans lie. When a captive Master wishes to withhold information, he simply refuses to answer.
** On discovering the humans have won, the Masters destroy their captured cities but take no further revenge on Earth. The concept is apparently unknown to them.
14th May '17 1:09:38 PM JackG
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* GiantFootOfStomping: Fortunately our heroes are in a cleft of rocks that protects them from being squashed. In the first episode of Season Two however, a freeman gets killed this way when he runs near the Tripod to divert its attention from his friends.

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* GiantFootOfStomping: Fortunately our heroes are in a cleft of rocks [[ByWallThatIsHoley that protects them from being squashed.squashed]]. In the first episode of Season Two however, a freeman gets killed this way when he runs near the Tripod to divert its attention from his friends.
17th Apr '17 5:28:05 PM Golondrina
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* [[spoiler: ActionBomb: Henry.]]

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* [[spoiler: ActionBomb: Henry.[[spoiler:Henry.]]



* LesCollaborateurs: The Capped, not that they really have a choice.



* LaResistance: The White Mountains group, along with some others.



* LesCollaborateurs: The Capped, not that they really have a choice.



* [[spoiler: NotSoOmniscientCouncilOfBickering: The Conference of Man in the end, foreshadowed by Pierre in the beginning of ''The Pool of Fire''.]]

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* [[spoiler: NotSoOmniscientCouncilOfBickering: The [[spoiler:The Conference of Man in the end, foreshadowed by Pierre in the beginning of ''The Pool of Fire''.]]



* [[spoiler: ReleasedToElsewhere: Eloise's ultimate fate.]]

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* [[spoiler: ReleasedToElsewhere: Eloise's [[spoiler:Eloise's ultimate fate.]]]]
* LaResistance: The White Mountains group, along with some others.



* [[spoiler: StuffedInTheFridge: Eloise.]]

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* [[spoiler: StuffedInTheFridge: Eloise.[[spoiler:Eloise.]]



* [[spoiler: SuicideAttack: How Henry manages to destroy the final City.]]

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* [[spoiler: SuicideAttack: How [[spoiler:How Henry manages to destroy the final City.]]



* [[spoiler: WonTheWarLostThePeace: The end result of the liberation of Earth; humanity rearms and returns to his divisive ways. The book ends with the protagonists teaming up again to work for peace.]]

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* [[spoiler: WonTheWarLostThePeace: The [[spoiler:The end result of the liberation of Earth; humanity rearms and returns to his divisive ways. The book ends with the protagonists teaming up again to work for peace.]]
15th Jan '17 11:30:50 PM FordPrefect
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* PeopleJars: In the second novel, Will wonders why no women are seen in the Tripod city. [[spoiler: Then his Master takes him to a place were human females are kept preserved like butterflies.]]

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* PeopleJars: In the second novel, Will wonders why no women are seen in the Tripod city. [[spoiler: Then his Master takes him to a place were where human females are kept preserved like butterflies.]]
15th Jan '17 11:29:01 PM FordPrefect
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* EvenEvilHasStandards : Will is exploring other VichyEarth states besides England. When he arrives in one he comments that English hang murderers because they can't think of what else to do and nobody likes it much. In one German state they have them [[BloodSport hunted]] by tripods. In other words English capped may be LesCollaborateurs but they are not sadistic.
** The Masters in the newly-arrived terraforming ship destroy their former cities when they realize the humans have won and depart. This is likely due to their BlueAndOrangeMorality -- revenge is not as important to them.

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* EvenEvilHasStandards : EvenEvilHasStandards:
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Will is exploring other VichyEarth states besides England. When he arrives in one he comments that English hang murderers because they can't think of what else to do and nobody likes it much. In one German state they have them [[BloodSport hunted]] by tripods. In other words English capped may be LesCollaborateurs but they are not sadistic.
** The When the Masters in the newly-arrived terraforming ship realize the humans have won, they destroy their former cities when they realize the humans have won and depart. This is likely due to their BlueAndOrangeMorality -- revenge is not as important to them.
24th Nov '16 1:58:14 AM LondonKdS
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* CutShort: As mentioned in the write-up above, the BBC adaptation was cancelled after the second season. This was due to the general hostility to SF/fantasy among the BBC's leadership at the time that also saw the original ''Series/DoctorWho'' gradually smothered and the organisation not making any high-profile SF TV series (apart from the comic ''Series/RedDwarf'') until the mid-2000s.
15th Nov '16 6:58:55 PM epoxy
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** During his enslavement, Will learns that using human slaves is a thorny political issue among the Tripods and and that some of his master's friends disapprove. However, this is not because of a moral objection to slavery or any concern for the dignity of the enslaved (they have neither). Instead it's merely an economic concern about over-dependence on cheap alien labor. EvilIsPetty.
8th Aug '16 2:45:32 AM Morgenthaler
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* SwissWithArmyKnives: Had a LastStand in ''When the Tripods Came''.
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