History Literature / Uplift

13th Mar '16 3:34:09 PM ArchTeryx
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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: In hindsight, Dr. Metz's experiments with splicing DNA from [[spoiler:orcas]] into neo-dolphins was a ''really'' bad idea...[[spoiler:considering the one example, under stress, promptly went AxCrazy and started murdering and ''[[ImAHumanitarian eating]]'' his crewmates.]]

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: In hindsight, Dr. Metz's experiments with splicing DNA from [[spoiler:orcas]] into neo-dolphins was a ''really'' bad idea...[[spoiler:considering the one example, under stress, promptly gradually went AxCrazy and started murdering AxCrazy. After a MotiveRant, he murdered and ''[[ImAHumanitarian eating]]'' ate]]'' one of his crewmates.]]
13th Mar '16 3:30:05 PM ArchTeryx
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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: In hindsight, Dr. Metz's experiments with splicing DNA from [[spoiler:orcas]] into neo-dolphins was a ''really'' bad idea...

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: In hindsight, Dr. Metz's experiments with splicing DNA from [[spoiler:orcas]] into neo-dolphins was a ''really'' bad idea...[[spoiler:considering the one example, under stress, promptly went AxCrazy and started murdering and ''[[ImAHumanitarian eating]]'' his crewmates.]]
29th Feb '16 6:13:11 PM ArchTeryx
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29th Feb '16 6:11:58 PM ArchTeryx
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* YouAreTooLate: [[spoiler:Keepiru, attempting to save Akki from K'tha-jon]]

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* YouAreTooLate: [[spoiler:Keepiru, attempting to save Akki from K'tha-jon]]K'tha-Jon. He arrives to find the dolphin-orca hybrid busily disemboweling Akki, leading to a brief HeroicBSOD.]]
23rd Dec '15 12:49:49 PM HiddenWindshield
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* DividedWeFall: In ''Startide Rising'', the fleets of aliens hunting the ''Streaker'' do not prevent fierce infighting among the dolphin crew. Fortunately, the aliens don't get along with each other, either.

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* DividedWeFall: DividedWeFall:
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In ''Startide Rising'', the fleets of aliens hunting the ''Streaker'' do not prevent fierce infighting among the dolphin crew. Fortunately, the aliens don't get along with each other, either.
23rd Dec '15 12:38:52 PM HiddenWindshield
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* DefectorFromDecadence: Ling forsakes her rothan masters when she learns they [[spoiler:were engaged in a plan to exterminate the Jijoans.]] Also, with a few exceptions, the story of all the Sooner races on Jijo:

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* DefectorFromDecadence: DefectorFromDecadence:
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Ling forsakes her rothan masters when she learns they [[spoiler:were engaged in a plan to exterminate the Jijoans.]] Also, with a few exceptions, the story of all the Sooner races on Jijo:
11th Nov '15 4:39:14 PM nombretomado
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** The names of the Thennanin ships in ''Startide Rising'' (''Quegsfire'' and ''Krondorsfire'') are references to Raymond E. Feist's [[TheRiftwarCycle Riftwar Cycle series]].

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** The names of the Thennanin ships in ''Startide Rising'' (''Quegsfire'' and ''Krondorsfire'') are references to Raymond E. Feist's [[TheRiftwarCycle [[Literature/TheRiftwarCycle Riftwar Cycle series]].
7th Nov '15 12:40:57 AM ifly6
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* CalculusIsArcaneKnowledge: The Galactics consider any math more complex than arithmetic to be "wolfling superstitions" seeing how none of it is in the Library, they make do by brute-forcing with massive amounts of computation. [[spoiler: Then the Terragens council uses calculus to figure out why the Galaxies are losing contact.]]

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* CalculusIsArcaneKnowledge: The Galactics consider any math more complex than arithmetic to be "wolfling superstitions" seeing how none of it is in the Library, they make do by brute-forcing with massive amounts of computation. [[spoiler: Then the Terragens council Council uses calculus to figure out why show that the Galaxies disturbances in space-time in Heaven's Reach are losing contact.caused by the expansion of the universe and not just a one-off event, thereby implying that the history in the Great Library is fundamentally unreliable and that there were more galaxies in the Five Galaxies...]]
11th Jun '15 1:45:49 PM LahmacunKebab
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* TheUnreveal: Egregiously in ''Heaven's Reach'', where at least three instances of words to the effect of "Now, the real reason why ''Streaker'''s discovery has the galaxy in such turmoil is --" are interrupted by urgent action. Particularly frustrating because the last one or two come after a semi-plausible explanation: ([[spoiler:the Embrace of Tides is a lie, blah blah dross yada yada]]) has already been ''confirmed'', suggesting tantalizingly that this is not the whole story after all. And indeed, it is far from clear how knowing the exact whereabouts of the Shallow Cluster would help anyone decide whether the [[spoiler:Embrace of Tides is valid or not...)]]

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* TheUnreveal: Egregiously in ''Heaven's Reach'', where at least three instances of words to the effect of "Now, the real reason why ''Streaker'''s discovery has the galaxy in such turmoil is --" are interrupted by urgent action. Particularly frustrating because the last one or two come after a semi-plausible explanation: ([[spoiler:the Embrace of Tides is a lie, blah blah dross yada yada]]) has already been ''confirmed'', suggesting tantalizingly that this is not the whole story after all. And indeed, it is far from clear how knowing the exact whereabouts of the Shallow Cluster would help anyone decide whether the [[spoiler:Embrace of Tides is valid or not...)]]]]
22nd May '15 7:29:23 PM Crenickator
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** Another hint to humanity's natural evolution: Uplifted races often have to fight to retain sentience and can revert to bestial behavior when under significant stress. Humans can't turn off their sentience, even when they want to.
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