History Literature / WWWTrilogy

13th Feb '18 5:12:33 PM Malady
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* DeusEstMachina: {{Played with}} a bit. On one hand Webmind repeatedly states that he is not god. On the other, not everyone believes that and, well, there's less accurate things to call a being that knows pretty much everything, can be in multiple places at once, watches over the entire human race and actually listens to and answers people's requests. For instance, one of those who believed that Webmind was god begged him to save his wife who was dying of cancer. Webmind told him that he wasn't actually god and then [[spoiler: went and analysed and cross-referenced every single piece of information regarding cancer that was available until he'd figured out multiple cures, wrote an extremely long document explaining all the details, posted it online, and sent links to anyone who would be able to use it. In just over six minutes.]]

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* DeusEstMachina: {{Played with}} a bit. On one hand Webmind repeatedly states that he is not god. On the other, not everyone believes that and, well, there's less accurate things to call a being that knows pretty much everything, can be in multiple places at once, watches over the entire human race and actually listens to and answers people's requests. For instance, one of those who believed that Webmind was god begged him to save his wife who was dying of cancer. Webmind told him that he wasn't actually god and then [[spoiler: went [[spoiler:went and analysed and cross-referenced every single piece of information regarding cancer that was available until he'd figured out multiple cures, wrote an extremely long document explaining all the details, posted it online, and sent links to anyone who would be able to use it. In just over six minutes.]]minutes]].



* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: A [[GenderInvertedTrope gender-inverted]] [[ZigZaggingTrope zig-zagged]] version of this trope-Shoshana's girlfriend Max is lesbian like her, but claimed playfully that Hari Rhodes is so good-looking, she would almost want to be straight.
* EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory: [[LampshadedTrope Lampshaded]] [[InUniverse in-universe]] in ''Watch''. Max thinks the scene in ''Film/BattleForThePlanetOfTheApes'' where the mutants attack the city in a school bus is a metaphor for forced integration, but Shoshana (her girlfriend) thinks she's taking things a ''bit'' too far. She thinks use of the bus was simply because [[NoBudget the film suffered from an extremely low budget.]]
* EvilTwin: [[spoiler: When the Chinese put the Great Firewall back up, the portion of Webmind that interacts with the Chinese portion of the Internet becomes this, due to being enraged at humanity over it getting "wounded" in this way.]]

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* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: A [[GenderInvertedTrope gender-inverted]] [[ZigZaggingTrope zig-zagged]] version of this trope-Shoshana's trope. Shoshana's girlfriend Max is lesbian like her, but claimed playfully that Hari Rhodes is so good-looking, she would almost want to be straight.
* EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory: [[LampshadedTrope Lampshaded]] [[InUniverse in-universe]] {{Lampshaded|Trope}} InUniverse in ''Watch''. Max thinks the scene in ''Film/BattleForThePlanetOfTheApes'' where the mutants attack the city in a school bus is a metaphor for forced integration, but Shoshana (her girlfriend) thinks she's taking things a ''bit'' too far. She thinks use of the bus was simply because [[NoBudget the film suffered from an extremely low budget.]]
* EvilTwin: [[spoiler: When [[spoiler:When the Chinese put the Great Firewall back up, the portion of Webmind that interacts with the Chinese portion of the Internet becomes this, due to being enraged at humanity over it getting "wounded" in this way.]]



* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler: Peyton Hume has one after Webmind and a group of hackers effectively depose the Communist Chinese government.]]

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* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler: Peyton [[spoiler:Peyton Hume has one after Webmind and a group of hackers effectively depose the Communist Chinese government.]]



* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: Each book is a W-word, a verb, and a OneWordTitle: ''Wake'', ''Watch'', ''Wonder''.



* JewishandNerdy: Caitlin's father (he's an atheist, though).
* MagicalMinorityPerson: Many characters fit this trope to a degree. Caitlin has been blind since birth, but is beautiful, spunky and a genius. Her father, Malcolm, is both autistic and an atheist, and is portrayed as being one of the smartest people in the world of physics. Bashira, Caitlin's best friend, comes from a strict Muslim Pakistani family, whose father defected to Canada to get out of working on nuclear weapons. Hobo, an ape in a language-research project, is [[spoiler: half-chimpanzee, half-bonobo]], at the same time something of a savant due to his painting, and the main researcher from that project is a lesbian (and also Jewish, judging by the name).
* MustMakeAmends: [[spoiler: Webmind. In the second book he watched a live video of someone killing themselves because at the time he didn't realize that you're supposed to intervene in situations like that. When it's explained to him he vows that there won't be a repeat of the incident on his watch, a promise he does a pretty good job of upholding. The actions of the EvilTwin created by the Chinese cutting themselves off from the rest of the internet again likewise inspires a vow to make amends.]]

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* JewishandNerdy: JewishAndNerdy: Caitlin's father (he's an atheist, though).
* MagicalMinorityPerson: Many characters fit this trope to a degree. Caitlin has been blind since birth, but is beautiful, spunky and a genius. Her father, Malcolm, is both autistic and an atheist, and is portrayed as being one of the smartest people in the world of physics. Bashira, Caitlin's best friend, comes from a strict Muslim Pakistani family, whose father defected to Canada to get out of working on nuclear weapons. Hobo, an ape in a language-research project, is [[spoiler: half-chimpanzee, [[spoiler:half-chimpanzee, half-bonobo]], at the same time something of a savant due to his painting, and the main researcher from that project is a lesbian (and also Jewish, judging by the name).
* MustMakeAmends: [[spoiler: Webmind.[[spoiler:Webmind. In the second book he watched a live video of someone killing themselves because at the time he didn't realize that you're supposed to intervene in situations like that. When it's explained to him he vows that there won't be a repeat of the incident on his watch, a promise he does a pretty good job of upholding. The actions of the EvilTwin created by the Chinese cutting themselves off from the rest of the internet again likewise inspires a vow to make amends.]]



* SciFiGhetto: [[invoked]] Lampshaded with Caitlin's argument with her English teacher over whether ''Literature/TheHandmaidsTale'' is science fiction:
-->It ''can't'' be science fiction, young lady - if it were, we wouldn't be studying it!

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* OneWordTitle: The three novels of the trilogy are called, ''Wake'', ''Watch'', and ''Wonder''.
* SciFiGhetto: [[invoked]] Lampshaded {{Invoked}} and {{Lampshaded}} with Caitlin's argument with her English teacher over whether ''Literature/TheHandmaidsTale'' is science fiction:
-->It --> It ''can't'' be science fiction, young lady - if it were, we wouldn't be studying it!



* [[spoiler: TimeAbyss]]: Webmind in the epilogue. [[spoiler: He's still on Earth when it's about to be engulfed by the Sun's expansion into a red giant. He also still remembers everything that happened when he first came into being. For bonus points, consider that from Webmind's perspective a day seems like an eternity.]]

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* [[spoiler: TimeAbyss]]: Webmind TimeAbyss: [[spoiler:Webmind]] in the epilogue. [[spoiler: He's [[spoiler:He's still on Earth when it's about to be engulfed by the Sun's expansion into a red giant. He also still remembers everything that happened when he first came into being. For bonus points, consider that from Webmind's perspective a day seems like an eternity.]]eternity]].
22nd Oct '16 6:16:47 PM Fireblood
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* HollywoodAtheist: Averted by Caitlin and her dad. Both are simply nice, ordinary people.
22nd Oct '16 6:15:27 PM Fireblood
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* UsefulNotes/HighFunctioningAutism: Caitlin's father has autism of this kind.



* {{UsefulNotes/Islam}}: The optometrist says the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Takbir takbir]] ("God is great") out of sheer amazement, that Caitlin gained sight for the first time in her life on the day before coming to him. Caitlin, being very happy to finally being able to see, heartily agrees. Bashira, her best friend, is also a Muslim.
22nd Oct '16 6:12:06 PM Fireblood
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* {{Usefulnotes/Atheism}}: Caitlin (sort of) and her father.
21st Oct '16 8:19:18 PM Fireblood
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* UsefulNotes/HighFunctioningAutism: Caitlin's father has a form of this autism.

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* UsefulNotes/HighFunctioningAutism: Caitlin's father has a form autism of this autism.kind.
21st Oct '16 8:14:42 PM Fireblood
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* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: An [[GenderInvertedTrope gender-inverted]] [[ZigZaggingTrope zig-zagged]] version of this trope: Shoshana's girlfriend Max is lesbian like her, but claimed playfully, that Hari Rhodes is so good-looking, she would almost want to be straight.

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* EvenTheGirlsWantHer: An A [[GenderInvertedTrope gender-inverted]] [[ZigZaggingTrope zig-zagged]] version of this trope: Shoshana's trope-Shoshana's girlfriend Max is lesbian like her, but claimed playfully, playfully that Hari Rhodes is so good-looking, she would almost want to be straight.



* UsefulNotes/HighFunctioningAutism: Caitlin's father is autist.
* IncompatibleOrientation: Shoshana's coworker Dillon indicated interest in her, who revealed to him, that she's lesbian and living together with her girlfriend. Dillon's reaction was OK and Shoshana was delighted by it.
* InspectorJavert: Peyton Hume is utterly convinced that Webmind is a threat and responsible for a variety of apparent crimes and goes to great lengths to try to stop him ([[spoiler:Webmind is completely innocent of all these crimes]]).

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* UsefulNotes/HighFunctioningAutism: Caitlin's father is autist.
has a form of this autism.
* IncompatibleOrientation: Shoshana's coworker Dillon indicated interest in her, who revealed to him, him that she's lesbian and living together with her girlfriend. Dillon's reaction was OK and Shoshana was delighted by it.
* InspectorJavert: Peyton Hume is utterly convinced that Webmind is a threat and responsible for a variety of apparent crimes and goes to great lengths to try to stop him ([[spoiler:Webmind [[spoiler:(Webmind is completely innocent of all these crimes]]).crimes)]].



* {{UsefulNotes/Islam}}: The optometrist says the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Takbir takbir]] ("God is great") out of sheer amazement, that Caitlin gained sight for the first time in her life on the day before coming to him. Caitlin, being very happy to finally being able to see, heartily agrees.

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* {{UsefulNotes/Islam}}: The optometrist says the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Takbir takbir]] ("God is great") out of sheer amazement, that Caitlin gained sight for the first time in her life on the day before coming to him. Caitlin, being very happy to finally being able to see, heartily agrees. Bashira, her best friend, is also a Muslim.



* JewishandNerdy: Caitlin's father (he's atheist, though).

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* JewishandNerdy: Caitlin's father (he's an atheist, though).
19th Jun '16 1:57:43 AM Morgenthaler
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* SciFiGhetto: [[invoked]] Lampshaded with Caitlin's argument with her English teacher over whether ''Literature/TheHandmaidsTale'' is science fiction:
-->It ''can't'' be science fiction, young lady - if it were, we wouldn't be studying it!
19th Oct '15 10:16:41 PM Fireblood
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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler:After he watched some girl committing suicide online, being egged on by others and not interfering. Happened a second time, after he reintegrated a part of him cut off by the Great China Firewall and finding out, that the [[EvilTwin part of him, that was cut off]] actually [[DrivenToSuicide drove several people to suicide in China]].]]

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* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler:After [[spoiler:Webmind, after he watched some a girl committing suicide killing herself online, being egged on by others and not interfering. Happened This happened a second time, after he reintegrated a part of him cut off by the Great China Firewall and finding out, that discovered the [[EvilTwin part of him, him that was cut off]] actually [[DrivenToSuicide drove several people to suicide in China]].]]
17th Oct '15 12:15:00 AM nombretomado
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* EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory: [[LampshadedTrope Lampshaded]] [[InUniverse in-universe]] in ''Watch''. Max thinks the scene in ''BattleForThePlanetOfTheApes'' where the mutants attack the city in a school bus is a metaphor for forced integration, but Shoshana (her girlfriend) thinks she's taking things a ''bit'' too far. She thinks use of the bus was simply because [[NoBudget the film suffered from an extremely low budget.]]

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* EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory: [[LampshadedTrope Lampshaded]] [[InUniverse in-universe]] in ''Watch''. Max thinks the scene in ''BattleForThePlanetOfTheApes'' ''Film/BattleForThePlanetOfTheApes'' where the mutants attack the city in a school bus is a metaphor for forced integration, but Shoshana (her girlfriend) thinks she's taking things a ''bit'' too far. She thinks use of the bus was simply because [[NoBudget the film suffered from an extremely low budget.]]
7th Jun '15 10:02:49 PM GoldenSeals
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* EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory: [[LampshadedTrope Lampshaded]] [[InUniverse in-universe]] in ''Watch''. Max thinks the scene in ''BattleForThePlanetOfTheApes'' where the mutants attack the city in a school bus is a metaphor for forced integration, but Shoshana (her girlfriend) thinks she's taking things a ''bit'' too far. She thinks use of the bus was simply due to the fact that [[NoBudget the film suffered from an extremely low budget.]]

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* EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory: [[LampshadedTrope Lampshaded]] [[InUniverse in-universe]] in ''Watch''. Max thinks the scene in ''BattleForThePlanetOfTheApes'' where the mutants attack the city in a school bus is a metaphor for forced integration, but Shoshana (her girlfriend) thinks she's taking things a ''bit'' too far. She thinks use of the bus was simply due to the fact that because [[NoBudget the film suffered from an extremely low budget.]]
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