History Literature / TufVoyaging

4th Dec '17 9:17:49 PM Kalaong
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* ComesGreatResponsibility: Tuf ''lives'' by this trope... and ultimately {{Deconstructs}} it by pointing out that "responsibility" doesn't just mean "ethical action" but "don't delegate hard decisions"; [[spoiler:when S'uthlam summons him to design new food sources for the ''third'' time rather than stem their population growth, he gives them the best food source he can design... infused with a SterilityPlague]].

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* ComesGreatResponsibility: Tuf ''lives'' by this trope... and ultimately {{Deconstructs}} deconstructs it by pointing out that "responsibility" doesn't just mean "ethical action" but "don't delegate hard decisions"; [[spoiler:when S'uthlam summons him to design new food sources for the ''third'' time rather than stem their population growth, he gives them the best food source he can design... infused with a SterilityPlague]].
3rd Dec '17 11:04:43 PM Kalaong
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* AlwaysABiggerFish: Subverted. WildCard Rica Dawnstar has Tuf outgunned and at her mercy, and refuses to believe him when he tries to point out the ''T. rex'' creeping up behind her. It looks like this trope will kick in...then it turns out she was toying with Tuf, and had the Phlebotinium to control the ''T. rex'' all along.

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* AlwaysABiggerFish: Subverted. WildCard Rica Dawnstar has Tuf outgunned and at her mercy, and refuses to believe him when he tries to point out the ''T. rex'' creeping up behind her. It looks like this trope will kick in... then it turns out she was toying with Tuf, and had the Phlebotinium to control the ''T. rex'' all along.along.
* AppealToForce: “What matters fairness, when one party has a gun and one does not? Brute violence rules everywhere, and intelligence and good intent are trampled upon.”
3rd Dec '17 10:47:53 PM Kalaong
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* AHouseDivided: The five people who hire Tuf for the expedition to the titular ''Plague Star'' aren't all that ethical, rational, or perhaps ''sane.'' As soon as they get there and the ship's countermeasures start activating, everyone save Tuf starts screwing everyone else over trying to survive and control it. Tuf ends up the [[FinalGirl only survivor]] simply by being the only one trying to survive with minimal bloodshed.
3rd Dec '17 7:41:46 PM Kalaong
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* ComesGreatResponsibility: Tuf ''lives'' by this trope... and ultimately {{Deconstructs}} it by pointing out that "responsibility" doesn't just mean "ethical action" but "don't delegate hard decisions"; [[spoiler:when S'uthlam summons him to design new food sources for the ''third'' time rather than stem their population growth, he gives them the best food source he can design... infused with a SterilityPlague]].
-->"I do indeed wield godlike powers and traffic in the life and death of worlds. Enjoying as I do these godlike abilities, can I rightfully decline the accompanying responsibility, the equally awesome burden of moral authority? I think not."



* KickTheDog: Celise Waan, the professor who hires Tuf, never got on with his cats. But ''cycling one out of the airlock into the Ark's disease-ridden air''? Tuf later has to MercyKill the poor animal, [[TearJerker prompting one of the only shows of emotion we ever get from him]].

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* KickTheDog: Celise Waan, the professor who hires Tuf, never got on with his cats. But ''cycling one out of the airlock into the Ark's disease-ridden air''? air?'' Tuf later has to MercyKill the poor animal, [[TearJerker prompting one of the only shows of emotion we ever get from him]].



* MultipurposeMonoculturedCrop: Tuf creates several of these, particularly for S'uthlam, which is so overpopulated that it needs it. Finally, he presents them with "manna", a plant which grows anywhere, provides all the nutrition a human needs, and tastes different and wonderful every time. It also nips the root cause of S'uthlam's problems in the bud by inflicting a SterilityPlague.

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* MultipurposeMonoculturedCrop: Tuf creates several of these, particularly for S'uthlam, which is so overpopulated that it needs it. Finally, he presents them with "manna", a plant which grows anywhere, provides all the nutrition a human needs, and tastes different and wonderful every time. It [[spoiler:It also nips the root cause of S'uthlam's problems in the bud by inflicting a SterilityPlague.SterilityPlague]].



* SterilityPlague: S'uthlam is so obsessed with having children that, in "Manna from Heaven", Tuf gets so sick of having to come back and design new food sources for them that he engineers his new MultipurposeMonoculturedCrop to irreversibly sterilizes 95% of its consumers, simply because they will not curb their population explosion voluntarily.

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* SterilityPlague: [[spoiler:SterilityPlague]]: S'uthlam is so obsessed with having children that, in "Manna from Heaven", Tuf [[spoiler:Tuf gets so sick of having to come back and design new food sources for them ''third time'' that he engineers his new MultipurposeMonoculturedCrop to irreversibly sterilizes sterilize 95% of its consumers, simply because they will not curb their population explosion voluntarily.voluntarily]].



* SyntheticPlague: The seedships' primary purpose, along with larger living weapons. The ''Ark's'' prior crew set it to expose its virus cultures to radiation and rain down the resulting plagues on the Hrun planet they were near whenever its orbit brought them close together. [[spoiler: And Tuf solves the S'uthlam's problem permanently by putting a SterilityPlague in the third and final food supply he gives them.]]

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* SyntheticPlague: The seedships' primary purpose, along with larger living weapons. The ''Ark's'' prior crew set it to expose its virus cultures to radiation and rain down the resulting plagues on the Hrun planet they were near whenever its orbit brought them close together. [[spoiler: And [[spoiler:And Tuf solves the S'uthlam's problem overpopulation problems permanently by putting a SterilityPlague in the third and final food supply he gives them.]]them]].



* WhoWouldWantToWatchUs: Upon returning to a planet he saved from starvation, Tuf finds himself hailed as a hero and the subject of a hagiographic, highly inaccurate movie

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* WhoWouldWantToWatchUs: Upon returning to a planet he saved from starvation, Tuf finds himself hailed as a hero and the subject of a hagiographic, highly inaccurate moviemovie.
18th Jun '17 5:06:58 PM nombretomado
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''Tuf Voyaging'' is an early work by Creator/GeorgeRRMartin of ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' fame, described by ThatOtherWiki as 'a darkly comic meditation on environmentalism and absolute power', which sounds about right. It stars the eponymous Haviland Tuf, a reclusive, phlegmatic, ''very'' eccentric chap with a great love of SpockSpeak and a great distaste for his fellow man. He wants nothing more than to fly around the universe in his CoolStarship, The Ark, with his beloved cats and to make an honest living plying his trade.

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''Tuf Voyaging'' is an early work by Creator/GeorgeRRMartin of ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' fame, described by ThatOtherWiki Wiki/ThatOtherWiki as 'a darkly comic meditation on environmentalism and absolute power', which sounds about right. It stars the eponymous Haviland Tuf, a reclusive, phlegmatic, ''very'' eccentric chap with a great love of SpockSpeak and a great distaste for his fellow man. He wants nothing more than to fly around the universe in his CoolStarship, The Ark, with his beloved cats and to make an honest living plying his trade.
1st Mar '17 7:32:16 PM EnragedFilia
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* SapientShip: subverted, where the biological engineering warship Tuf 'inherits' as the last surviving member of a freelance salvage team is specifically NOT sentient, though it could have been made so; there is brief mention of AI installed on other Earth warships which mutinied and/or started fighting each other.

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* SapientShip: subverted, where the biological engineering warship Tuf 'inherits' as the last surviving member of a freelance salvage team is specifically NOT sentient, though it could have been made so; there is brief mention of AI installed on other Earth warships which [[AIIsACrapshoot mutinied and/or started fighting each other.other]].
1st Mar '17 7:31:45 PM EnragedFilia
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* SapientShip: subverted, where the biological engineering warship Tuf 'inherits' as the last surviving member of a freelance salvage team is specifically NOT sentient, though it could have been made so; there is mention of other Earth warships with AI installed mutinying and/or fighting each other.

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* SapientShip: subverted, where the biological engineering warship Tuf 'inherits' as the last surviving member of a freelance salvage team is specifically NOT sentient, though it could have been made so; there is brief mention of AI installed on other Earth warships with AI installed mutinying which mutinied and/or started fighting each other.
20th Jan '17 2:44:50 PM Specialist290
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* ReplacementGoldfish: The first thing Tuf does with the god-like powers of the ''Ark'' at his disposal? Clone his dead cat.
3rd Jul '16 10:18:55 PM WanderingBrowser
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* BewareTheNiceOnes: Harass or inconvenience Tuf at your own peril.


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* MultipurposeMonoculturedCrop: Tuf creates several of these, particularly for S'uthlam, which is so overpopulated that it needs it. Finally, he presents them with "manna", a plant which grows anywhere, provides all the nutrition a human needs, and tastes different and wonderful every time. It also nips the root cause of S'uthlam's problems in the bud by inflicting a SterilityPlague.


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* SterilityPlague: S'uthlam is so obsessed with having children that, in "Manna from Heaven", Tuf gets so sick of having to come back and design new food sources for them that he engineers his new MultipurposeMonoculturedCrop to irreversibly sterilizes 95% of its consumers, simply because they will not curb their population explosion voluntarily.
31st May '16 11:22:18 PM troymacgill
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* SyntheticPlague: The seedships' primary purpose, along with larger living weapons. The ''Ark's'' prior crew set it to expose its virus cultures to radiation and rain down the resulting plagues on the Hrun planet they were near whenever its' orbit brought them close together. [[spoiler: And Tuf solves the S'uthlam's problem permanently by putting a SterilityPlague in the third and final food supply he gives them.]]

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* SyntheticPlague: The seedships' primary purpose, along with larger living weapons. The ''Ark's'' prior crew set it to expose its virus cultures to radiation and rain down the resulting plagues on the Hrun planet they were near whenever its' its orbit brought them close together. [[spoiler: And Tuf solves the S'uthlam's problem permanently by putting a SterilityPlague in the third and final food supply he gives them.]]
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