History Literature / WearingTheCape

30th Jul '16 1:43:55 PM WillBGood
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* AttractiveGenderBender: Kitsune can appear as a man or woman equally, both gorgeous.

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* AttractiveGenderBender: AttractiveBentGender: Kitsune can appear as a man or woman equally, both gorgeous.
9th Jul '16 2:20:19 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheMentor:
** Blackstone was a retired US Marine when he had his breakthrough and became one of the founders of the Sentinels. Ten years later, as the [[spoiler: last surviving and active Sentinel of the original five]], he is both the spiritual mentor to the newer Sentinels and the team leader.
** Sifu is another one; mentoring Crash, Rush's new speedster-sidekick, it is hoped that he will balance Rush's more impulsive influence.



* TheObiWan: Blackstone was a retired US Marine when he had his breakthrough and became one of the founders of the Sentinels. Ten years later, as the [[spoiler: last surviving and active Sentinel of the original five]], he is both the spiritual mentor to the newer Sentinels and the team leader.
** Sifu is another Obi Wan; mentoring Crash, Rush's new speedster-sidekick, it is hoped that he will balance Rush's more impulsive influence.
2nd Jun '16 5:49:44 AM compro01
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** Though capes have revolutionized disaster relief, as seen during the [[spoiler:California earthquake]], delivering aid far faster than would be possible in the real world and rebuilding advances at a very rapid pace. There's also Heroes Without Borders, which is a sizable organization dedicated to defying this trope.


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* RentAZilla: Someone decided that unleashing Kaiju upon the world was a good idea. They appear worldwide, but mostly attack Japan, who responded by forming superhero teams, as well as grabbing every Verne-type in reach and building mecha.


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* SuperRegistrationAct: Breakthroughs are required to be registered in some states and nations, such as New York and Japan.
22nd May '16 4:43:59 PM SCMof2814
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* RandomlyGifted: In Hope/Astra's world, the vast majority of superhumans are randomly gifted through the unpredictable survival mechanism of the Breakthrough. There are no publicly known exceptions. Children of breakthroughs are slightly more likely than the average person to also experience a breakthrough (although the odds of getting struck by lightning are still better).

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* RandomlyGifted: In Hope/Astra's world, the vast majority of superhumans are randomly gifted through the unpredictable survival mechanism of the Breakthrough. There are no publicly known exceptions. Children of breakthroughs are slightly more likely than the average person to also experience a breakthrough (although the odds of getting struck by lightning are still better). It should be noted that this does not mean the child inherits the parent's powers, as this also applies to children born ''before'' the Event.
31st Jan '16 1:01:08 PM ConnorJohn
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** FridgeBrilliance: From the second book onwards, [[BornLucky Seven]] is a member of the Sentinels and his supernatural luck can rub off on other people. As of yet, [[spoiler: no other Sentinels have died.]]
4th Jan '16 7:59:21 PM sslemmons
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* StatusQuoIsGod: Averted heavily. Hope goes through her own changes, especially in the early books, but Shelly is probably the most extreme example of averting this trope. In ''Wearing the Cape'', she [[spoiler: comes back as a "quantum-ghost" AI]]. In ''Villains Inc.'' she [[spoiler: gets herself a robot-body so she can be more than virtual]]. In ''Young Sentinels'' she [[spoiler: loses the body, and gets ''split'', becoming Shell (her "old" quantum-self) and Shelly (a flesh-and-blood copy)]]. In ''Small Town Heroes'' [[spoiler: Shell and Shelly begin displaying signs of some kind of gestalt-mind]]. In ''Ronin Games'' she is [[spoiler: temporarily transformed into a cat, and then hitches a ride with Hope to the High Plane of Heave, where she decides to hang out for a while (no knowing yet if any of that has permanently changed her in any way)]].

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* StatusQuoIsGod: Averted heavily. Hope goes through her own changes, especially in the early books, but Shelly is probably the most extreme example of averting this trope. In ''Wearing the Cape'', she [[spoiler: comes back as a "quantum-ghost" AI]]. In ''Villains Inc.'' she [[spoiler: gets herself a robot-body so she can be more than virtual]]. In ''Young Sentinels'' she [[spoiler: loses the body, and gets ''split'', becoming Shell (her "old" quantum-self) and Shelly (a flesh-and-blood copy)]]. In ''Small Town Heroes'' [[spoiler: Shell and Shelly begin displaying signs of some kind of gestalt-mind]]. In ''Ronin Games'' she is [[spoiler: temporarily transformed into a cat, and then hitches a ride with Hope to the High Plane of Heave, Heaven, where she decides to hang out for a while (no knowing yet if any of that has permanently changed her in any way)]].
3rd Jan '16 10:39:05 PM MGHarmon
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* StatusQuoIsGod: Averted heavily. Hope goes through her own changes, especially in the early books, but Shelly is probably the most extreme example of averting this trope. In ''Wearing the Cape'', she [[spoiler: comes back as a "quantum-ghost" AI]]. In ''Villains Inc.'' she [[spoiler: gets herself a robot-body so she can be more than virtual]]. In ''Young Sentinels'' she [[spoiler: loses the body, and gets ''split'', becoming Shell (her "old" quantum-self) and Shelly (a flesh-and-blood copy)]]. In ''Small Town Heroes'' [[spoiler: Shell and Shelly begin displaying signs of some kind of gestalt-mind]]. In ''Ronin Games'' she is [[spoiler: temporarily transformed into a cat, and then hitches a ride with Hope to the High Plane of Heave, where she decides to hang out for a while (no knowing yet if any of that has permanently changed her in any way)]].
13th Nov '15 5:28:25 PM MGHarmon
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* VampireDetectiveSeries: Heavily averted. While Artemis/Jacky seems to display all of the outward tropes of a vampire detective in the Big Easy, she 1.) Has no drama related to her sire ([[spoiler: she staked him, burned him to ash, and scattered him on Lake Michigan the first chance she got]]), 2) Has acquired no unrequited love interest ([[spoiler: unless you count the Master of Ceremonies, who may be pursuing ''her'']]), and 3.) Has only displayed one flashback so far--a post-rape trauma induced one, and she [[spoiler: later killed the man who induced it]]. Rather than becoming a PI as some sort of atonement, she seems to revel in the opportunity it provides to "stick it" to other vampires and supernaturals who step out of line.
11th Nov '15 9:10:22 PM MGHarmon
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* WeaponForIntimidation: Astra now carries Ajax' huge battle-maul. Partly because it really does help her hit harder, but mostly because a five-foot-nothing girl who doesn't weigh 100lbs soaking wet looks more intimidating when carrying a weapon that weighs more than she does.
11th Nov '15 9:04:48 PM MGHarmon
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* CombatPragmatist: While still idealistic, by the time of ''Ronin Games'' Astra has learned that there are times you just go for the win. In her fight with Heavenly Dragon (an actual Chinese dragon), when losing meant a plane full of life-saving vaccines would fall into the hands of flying pirates, she [[spoiler: ducked under his attack, grabbed hold, and carved her way through his belly to his spine]].
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