History Series / TorchwoodChildrenOfEarth

25th Jul '17 8:10:57 PM MeekGazelle
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-->--'''[[http://www.philipsandifer.com/2014/02/outside-government-torchwood-children.html Phil Sandifer]]'''

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-->--'''[[http://www.philipsandifer.com/2014/02/outside-government-torchwood-children.html eruditorumpress.com/blog/outside-the-government-torchwood-children-of-earth-day-one/ Phil Sandifer]]'''
8th Jun '17 2:45:01 AM Wuz
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* DirtyCoward: Prime Minister Brian Greene is probably the worst for handing all responsibility to John Frobisher, leaving him to take the blame for any of the government's reprehensible acts. In the end this turns even Bridget Spears and cabinet member Denise Riley against him.

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* DirtyCoward: Prime Minister Brian Greene Green is probably the worst for handing all responsibility to John Frobisher, leaving him to take the blame for any of the government's reprehensible acts. In the end this turns even Bridget Spears and cabinet member Denise Riley against him.



* PlausibleDeniability: Getting this is Prime Minister's Greene top priority in everything he does.

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* PlausibleDeniability: Getting this is Prime Minister's Greene Green top priority in everything he does.
1st Apr '17 4:39:39 PM NOYB
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** First, they go with the theory that "it worked once, it will work again". This is ignoring the fact that the terms of the first arrangement were completely different, as one character partially points out. First, in 1965 they only asked for [[spoiler:12 children]], which was feasible. Secondly, they gave something in apparent bigger value - the salvation for 25 million people. It was a trade. Now they're claming ''nearly as much as they saved'' while giving ''absolutely nothing'' except "Well, I let you live, isn't that enough?"
** Another problem is with their logic that if people accept that [[spoiler:children]] ''are dying of natural causes'', they won't mind if aliens took them from them, which they consider almost identical. Nevermind [[spoiler:maternal instinct]] and having [[spoiler:your child]] plucked out of your hands, literally, by the state or some aliens, is completely different than being plucked by death, with [[spoiler:the parents]] being unable to stop it or fight it.

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** First, they go with the theory that "it worked once, it will work again". This is ignoring the fact that the terms of the first arrangement were completely different, as one character partially points out. First, in 1965 they only asked for [[spoiler:12 children]], which was feasible. Secondly, they gave something in apparent bigger value - the salvation for 25 million people. It was a trade. Now they're claming claiming ''nearly as much as they saved'' while giving ''absolutely nothing'' except "Well, I I'll let you live, isn't that enough?"
** Another problem is with their logic that if people accept that [[spoiler:children]] ''are dying of natural causes'', they won't mind if aliens took them from them, which they consider almost identical. Nevermind [[spoiler:maternal instinct]] and having [[spoiler:your child]] plucked out of your hands, literally, by the state or some aliens, is completely different than being plucked by death, with [[spoiler:the parents]] being unable to stop it or fight it.
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1st Apr '17 4:37:21 PM NOYB
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* HumanResources: [[spoiler:The children]] produce chemicals which the 456 use -- not to [[NecessaryEvil stay alive]], or run technology that can only be PoweredByAForsakenChild, but [[spoiler:[[DrugsAreBad simply to get high]]]].

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* HumanResources: [[spoiler:The children]] produce chemicals which that the 456 use -- not to [[NecessaryEvil stay alive]], or run technology that can only be PoweredByAForsakenChild, but [[spoiler:[[DrugsAreBad simply to get high]]]].



** Jack knows that the 456 use biological weapons. Yet his strategy for confronting them involves going into their chamber without so much as gas masks for protection. Predictably, [[spoiler: Ianto gets killed]].
9th Dec '16 2:18:53 PM Morgenthaler
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* MamaBear: Alice threatens to kill Johnson if she harms her child, and even though the latter is a BadAss ActionGirl she takes this threat seriously.

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* MamaBear: Alice threatens to kill Johnson if she harms her child, and even though the latter is a BadAss an ActionGirl she takes this threat seriously.
29th Jul '16 2:01:29 PM Morgenthaler
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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Agent Johnson.
** Need to destroy a secret base? [[spoiler: Kill the base's leader, plant a bomb in his stomach, let his ResurrectiveImmortality bring him back to life, and have him inadvertently blow the base up for you.]]
** Your enemy keeps coming back to life? [[spoiler: Capture his remains, place them in a prison cell. Encase them in ''concrete''.]]
31st Mar '16 9:13:48 AM Shaorai217
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* BittersweetEnding: Although it could have been far, far worse in the larger scheme of things, the series does not end well on a ''personal'' level for any of the heroes.


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* DownerEnding: Although it could have been far, far worse in the larger scheme of things, the series does not end well on a ''personal'' level for any of the heroes.
3rd Mar '16 6:34:47 AM Silverblade2
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* BittersweetEnding: Although it could have been far, far worse in the larger scheme of things, the series does not end well on a ''personal'' level for any of the heroes.



* DownerEnding: Although it could have been far, far worse in the larger scheme of things, the series does not end well on a ''personal'' level for any of the heroes.
19th Oct '15 1:07:18 PM Morgenthaler
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->''"''Children of Earth ''is an awful and angry parable about the world we have built and [[HumansAreBastards what it would take for it all to come crashing down]]. The answer, on the one hand, is clearly a lot - it’s not like alien invasions demanding 10% of the world’s children are what you’d call common. And yet the line between order and madness is still depicted as so thin as to vanish nearly overnight."''

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->''"''Children of Earth ''is an awful and angry parable about the world we have built and [[HumansAreBastards what it would take for it all to come crashing down]].down. The answer, on the one hand, is clearly a lot - it’s not like alien invasions demanding 10% of the world’s children are what you’d call common. And yet the line between order and madness is still depicted as so thin as to vanish nearly overnight."''
18th Oct '15 6:30:33 AM Morgenthaler
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* GenreSavvy: Mr. Dekker. When the alarms go off to signify that the 456 have begun [[spoiler:filling Thames House with poison gas]] and sealed it off, instead of futilely trying to escape, he runs into an equipment room and quickly puts on a hot-suit. Incidentally, he's the only one in the building who survives.



* KryptoniteFactor: Johnson's people believe the Torchwood Hub is somehow linked to Harkness' immortality, and hope that by destroying it they will destroy him. They're GenreSavvy enough not to rely on this however, and make sure to throw his remains in a cell just in case they're wrong.

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* KryptoniteFactor: Johnson's people believe the Torchwood Hub is somehow linked to Harkness' immortality, and hope that by destroying it they will destroy him. They're GenreSavvy smart enough not to rely on this however, and make sure to throw his remains in a cell just in case they're wrong.
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