History Webcomic / AMiracleOfScience

29th Apr '16 2:05:15 PM Red-Dead-Redeemer
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* ForScience: Goes without saying, given the cast. Interestingly, once the threat is neutralized then the

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* ForScience: Goes without saying, given the cast. Interestingly, once the threat is neutralized then the
29th Apr '16 2:04:23 PM Red-Dead-Redeemer
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* AmericaTakesOverTheWorld: Well, not exactly the world, but they seem to have taken over Canada. And there's a space colony that's nominally in the US, contravening present-day treaties.
** Annexing nearby countries isn't just a US thing in the [=AMoS=]-verse, either; Peru has been absorbed into Brazil.



* AmericaTakesOverTheWorld: Well, not exactly the world, but they seem to have taken over Canada. And there's a space colony that's nominally in the US, contravening present-day treaties.
** Annexing nearby countries isn't just a US thing in the [=AMoS=]-verse, either; Peru has been absorbed into Brazil.



* [[spoiler:EverybodyLives]]

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* [[spoiler:EverybodyLives]]EverybodyLives: Ends with zero casualties.



* ForScience
* GenkiGirl: Wei Quevillion, as the protagonists comment on [[http://www.project-apollo.net/mos/mos166.html this page]].

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* ForScience
* GenkiGirl: Wei Quevillion, as
ForScience: Goes without saying, given the protagonists comment on [[http://www.project-apollo.net/mos/mos166.html this page]].cast. Interestingly, once the threat is neutralized then the



* GenkiGirl: Wei Quevillion, as the protagonists comment on [[http://www.project-apollo.net/mos/mos166.html this page]].



* GoodHairEvilHair: In addition to [[ScaryShinyGlasses his glasses]], as noted below, one sign that Haas has developed ScienceRelatedMemeticDisorder is that [[HairAntennae his bangs suddenly jut up and out]], managing to look like horns, or perhaps broken antennae.
** [[spoiler:Benjamin]] also has a different hairstyle when he's in mad science mode. Notably, he messes his hair back into this style when he relapses.
*** Maybe everyone has "normal" hair and "Mad Science" hair

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* GoodHairEvilHair: GoodHairEvilHair:
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In addition to [[ScaryShinyGlasses his glasses]], as noted below, one sign that Haas has developed ScienceRelatedMemeticDisorder is that [[HairAntennae his bangs suddenly jut up and out]], managing to look like horns, or perhaps broken antennae.
** [[spoiler:Benjamin]] also has a different hairstyle when he's in mad science mode. Notably, he messes his hair back into this style when he relapses.
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relapses. Maybe everyone has "normal" hair and "Mad Science" hairhair...



* GratuitousGerman: "Vorstellen Polizei" (the name of the "Vorstellen Police" that written over the entrance to its HQ) is baaaad German for "Imagination Police". The correct form would be "Vorstellungs-Polizei" or something like that.

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* GratuitousGerman: "Vorstellen Polizei" (the name of the "Vorstellen Police" that written over the entrance to its HQ) is baaaad bad German for "Imagination Police". The correct form would be "Vorstellungs-Polizei" or something like that.



* {{Nanomachines}}: The main source of the Martians' advanced technology.



* {{Nanomachines}}: The main source of the Martians' advanced technology.



* ShownTheirWork: Kilgannon and Sachs are both computer professionals and science geeks, and it shows, making ''Webcomic/AMiracleOfScience'' one of the hardest-SF webcomics out there. They're courteous enough to confine the worst of the infodumps to the "John/Mark Sez" columns beside the latest panel.



* ShownTheirWork: Kilgannon and Sachs are both computer professionals and science geeks, and it shows, making ''Webcomic/AMiracleOfScience'' one of the hardest-SF webcomics out there. They're courteous enough to confine the worst of the infodumps to the "John/Mark Sez" columns beside the latest panel.



* TrojanHorse: [[spoiler: Sally the Martian detector]] and presumably other Martian technology that could be used against Mars. Although Caprice says Mars never does this with ''actual gifts,'' even to Venusians and even as useful as build-anything autofactories.



* TrojanHorse: [[spoiler: Sally the Martian detector]] and presumably other Martian technology that could be used against Mars. Although Caprice says Mars never does this with ''actual gifts,'' even to Venusians and even as useful as build-anything autofactories.



--->'''Ben:''' ''[mild hysterics]'' [[CrowningMomentOfFunny "He shot my gun!]] He ''shot'' my ''gun!'' Why are you ''negotiating with the man who '''SHOT MY GUN?!'''"''

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--->'''Ben:''' -->'''Ben:''' ''[mild hysterics]'' [[CrowningMomentOfFunny "He shot my gun!]] He ''shot'' my ''gun!'' Why are you ''negotiating with the man who '''SHOT MY GUN?!'''"''
27th Dec '15 8:43:49 AM Pavlov
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* MindHive: While referred too as a hive mind, Mars is more strictly this: a metapersonality based on the gestalt of all networked Martians as mediated by their data network.
* MissionControl: Mars plays this role on occasion.


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* MindHive: While referred too as a hive mind, Mars is more strictly this: a metapersonality based on the gestalt of all networked Martians as mediated by their data network.
* MissionControl: Mars plays this role on occasion.
27th Dec '15 8:42:13 AM Pavlov
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* MemeticMutation: The author jokingly suggested that fans make the phrase, "Brazil has decided you're cute" into a meme. They took him seriously. It's largely died out now, but you'll still get hits.
27th Dec '15 8:40:51 AM Pavlov
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* MemeticMutation: The author jokingly suggested that fans make the phrase, "Brazil has decided you're cute" into a meme. They took him seriously. It's largely died out now, but you'll still get hits.
24th Oct '15 6:35:06 AM KakuradyDrakenar
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* AndMissionControlRejoiced: When Mars found out that [[spoiler: Caprice is still alive]].


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* MissionControl: Mars plays this role on occasion.
23rd Oct '15 8:48:39 AM Morgenthaler
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* GenreSavvy: The entire science of memetics relies on this. [[spoiler:The Vorstellen police catch mad scientists by knowing exactly how they will react to certain situations]].
** Virgil also appears to have read the EvilOverlordList and avoids falling into several of the pitfalls outlined in it.
22nd Oct '15 9:18:03 AM 32_Footsteps
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* BlastingItOutOfTheirHands: Seems to be an unfortunately regular situation for Benjamin.



* ExpandedStatesOfAmerica: Mostly background material, but not only has the United States annexed more land on Earth (Benjamin was born in what is current-day Canada, but part of the U.S. in the comic), but at least one part of the lunar colony is American. It's not the only country to have expanded; Brazil has annexed at least part of modern-day Peru.



* KnowledgeBroker: Taro Watanuki, one of the very few people who can get away with calling Benjamin "Benny." [[spoiler: It's {{Foreshadowing}} to show that there's more to Prester than first let on, and how Taro knows more than it first seems.]] Benjamin uses him to get leads on the case early on.



* RefugeInAudacity: [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] by Benjamin when trying to get through customs on Venus. He makes quite a show of revealing his railgun (which has been decorated with a rainbow and a unicorn by Caprice's sister) and discussing it with customs, because he knows it's completely legal and he'll be allowed to take it through. This way he keeps all the attention on himself instead of Caprice, who by law is ''not'' allowed on Venus.



* RunningGag: Benjamin has an unfortunate habit of being victim to BlastingItOutOfTheirHands.



* SapientShip: Qin, although its AI core can be removed. [[spoiler: Which is fortunate, because Dr. Haas ultimately destroys the first ship Qin inhabits.]]



* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: Benjamin's stance when he and Caprice are to investigate Haas on Venus, which has laws barring Martians (like Caprice) from entering. He quotes his boss' philosophy on how one shouldn't obey unjust laws, and said boss asks that everyone at headquarters forget he ever said that should Benjamin's and Caprice's actions become public knowledge.




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* YouHaveFailedMe: Haas threatens this several times for any deviation from his expectations. Caprice notes that it's one of the symptoms of SRMD.
8th Sep '15 6:23:42 AM Adept
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* DetachedSleeves: Caprice.
19th Jul '15 5:56:11 AM Vigil
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* JustAMachine: [[spfoiler: Hass reacts to Dryden's betrayal]] by calling him an "ungrateful device". This is actually played with: the author notes that he's actually saying the most hurtful thing he can think of, because he knows Dryden IS a person and has feelings to hurt.

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* JustAMachine: [[spfoiler: [[spoiler: Hass reacts to Dryden's betrayal]] by calling him an "ungrateful device". This is actually played with: the author notes that he's actually saying the most hurtful thing he can think of, because he knows Dryden IS a person and has feelings to hurt.
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