History Webcomic / AMiracleOfScience

10th Apr '18 12:24:37 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* [[strike:[[BatmanCanBreatheInSpace Batman]]]] [[BatmanCanBreatheInSpace Caprice Can Breathe In Space]]: Thanks to Martian technology being sufficiently advanced to keep a pocket of air around her wherever she goes.

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* [[strike:[[BatmanCanBreatheInSpace Batman]]]] [[BatmanCanBreatheInSpace BatmanCanBreatheInSpace: Caprice Can Breathe In Space]]: Thanks to Martian technology being sufficiently advanced to keep a pocket of air around her wherever she goes.



* GenreSavvy: Being a good Vorstellen agent ''requires'' this. ScienceRelatedMemeticDisorder is a mental memetic disorder with a very specific track; stopping a mad scientist and treating the disorder requires knowing how a mad scientist is going to operate under certain triggers and deliberately activating certain triggers (the challenge, the chase, the denouement) in order to get them to burn out and act rationally. Benjamin Prester is one of the best at it [[spoiler: in part because he's a recovered MadScientist himself; he's been on both sides of it.]]
19th Jan '18 9:40:17 AM 32_Footsteps
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* ExactWords: Mars is very precise about the fact that it cannot project military force past the orbit of Deimos. [[spoiler: They neglect to tell anyone that they've turned Deimos into a PlanetSpaceship.]]



* GenreSavvy: Being a good Vorstellen agent ''requires'' this. ScienceRelatedMemeticDisorder is a mental memetic disorder with a very specific track; stopping a mad scientist and treating the disorder requires knowing how a mad scientist is going to operate under certain triggers and deliberately activating certain triggers (the challenge, the chase, the denouement) in order to get them to burn out and act rationally. Benjamin Prester is one of the best at it [[spoiler: in part because he's a recovered MadScientist himself; he's been on both sides of it.]]



* MentalFusion: See HiveMind, above.

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* MentalFusion: See HiveMind, above.below.


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* PlanetSpaceship: One turns up in the finale - [[spoiler: Mars' moon Deimos is now mobile, and Mars demonstrates it by moving it to orbit Venus. As to why they demonstrate this, see above under ExactWords.]]
6th Jan '18 3:49:10 PM Malady
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* DoubleEntendre: On the mug: "[[http://www.project-apollo.net/mos/mos360.html Astronomers do it in the dark]]"



-->'''Chaucer:''' Rrrg! I told Doctor Haas he shouldn't make you Pindars so smart.
-->'''Pindar-Two:''' I'm going to take that as a compliment.
* GeniusLoci: The Martian people form a collective consciousness.
-->'''Caprice:''' Mars likes you.
-->'''Benjamin:''' That's like saying "''Brazil'' has decided you're ''cute''".

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-->'''Chaucer:''' Rrrg! I told Doctor Haas he shouldn't make you Pindars so smart.
-->'''Pindar-Two:'''
smart.\\
'''Pindar-Two:'''
I'm going to take that as a compliment.
* GeniusLoci: The Martian people form a collective consciousness.
consciousness, as indicated [[http://project-apollo.net/mos/mos179.html here]]:
-->'''Caprice:''' Mars likes you.
-->'''Benjamin:'''
you.\\
'''Benjamin:'''
That's like saying "''Brazil'' has decided you're ''cute''".



* 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.
* TropersDoItWithoutNotability: "[[http://www.project-apollo.net/mos/mos360.html Astronomers do it in the dark]]"

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* TrojanHorse: [[spoiler: Sally [[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.
* TropersDoItWithoutNotability: "[[http://www.project-apollo.net/mos/mos360.html Astronomers do it in the dark]]"
autofactories.
14th Sep '17 11:56:57 AM 32_Footsteps
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* BoxedCrook: [[spoiler: Benjamin Prester - as revealed in the third part, he's a reformed MadScientist who became a Vorstellen officer as part of a plea deal.]]
12th May '17 12:55:18 PM Jake
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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.

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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. [[AntiVillain He never actually goes through with it, though.]]
16th Apr '17 3:22:49 AM Danuis
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* ColonizedSolarSystem: The Moon, Venus, Mars, Callisto and Ganymede all hold vast amounts of humanity with differing forms of governance and technology - especially Mars.
17th Feb '17 4:49:50 PM Overlord_Complex
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* JustAMachine: [[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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* JustAMachine: [[spoiler: Hass Haas 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.
23rd Jul '16 2:05:15 AM JakesBrain
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* FutureMusic: When queried on his musical preferences, Benjamin responds with "The classics" -- and names [[Music/JohannSebastianBach Bach]], Prokofiev, and Music/TheBeatles.
11th Jul '16 12:54:50 AM Morgenthaler
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* RedHeadedHero: Benjamin.
1st Jul '16 2:50:18 PM HiddenWindshield
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* InstantAIJustAddWater: "Any device complex enough to detect Martians is going to eventually become self-aware."
** Though this may be an intentional ploy on the Martians' part, since they built the machine in the first place. And [[http://project-apollo.net/mos/mos395.html Caprice does admit]] that they had to do a bit of bribery to make sure all the parts got installed.
*** Considering that the AI in question [[spoiler:nearly instantly rebuilds herself as a powerful combat robot that's more than a match for Haas's entire army]], it might be that those parts were for giving her capability to do so, not AI itself.

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* InstantAIJustAddWater: "Any device complex enough to detect Martians is going to eventually become self-aware."
** Though this may be an intentional ploy on the Martians' part, since they built the machine in the first place. And [[http://project-apollo.net/mos/mos395.html Caprice does admit]]
" Although it's implied that they had to do a bit of bribery to make sure all the parts got installed.
*** Considering that
Mars [[AvertedTrope put the AI in question [[spoiler:nearly instantly rebuilds herself as a powerful combat robot that's more than a match for Haas's entire army]], it might be that those parts were for giving her capability to do so, not AI itself.deliberately]].
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