History YMMV / TheTripods

8th Jul '16 7:46:02 PM butterflygrrl
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* GirlShowGhetto: The novels have almost no female characters at all, because at the time they were written it was generally accepted that girls would read books with boy main characters, but not vice versa. The TV series goes a bit over the top in compensation with the three boys meeting an entire family of girls, and in season two Will and Beanpole find themselves a couple of very willing bridesmaids while on their way to the Games.
* HarsherInHindsight: It's bad enough when we learn that Eloise's reward for wining the contest is to serve the Tripods in their City. It's even worse when we learn that she serves them [[spoiler: as a stuffed specimen.]]

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* GirlShowGhetto: The novels have almost no female characters at all, because at the time they were written it was generally accepted that girls would read books with boy main characters, but not vice versa. The TV series goes a bit over tries to compensate, somewhat awkwardly.
** At one point in
the top in compensation with first season, the three boys meeting meet an entire family of girls, who all adore them and in want to marry them, but the trio then leaves them behind.
** In
season two two, a few female members of the Freemen take part in the plan to join the Games, but are immediately killed off.
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Will and Beanpole find themselves encounter a couple of very willing bridesmaids while on their way to the Games.
Games, who are very eager to help the boys out, in exchange for a tumble!
** Female Games champions are also chosen to serve in the city, but immediately segregated from the boys and not seen again. It's stated that female city servants perform only "cooking, cleaning, and nursing".
* HarsherInHindsight: It's bad enough when we learn that Eloise's reward for wining winning the contest is to serve the Tripods in their City. It's even worse when we learn that she serves them [[spoiler: as a stuffed specimen.]]



* SerialNumbersFiledOff: The Tripods are inspired by the fighting machines from ''Literature/TheWarOfTheWorlds'', as is the appearance of the Masters as giant tentacled heads.

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* SerialNumbersFiledOff: The Tripods are inspired by the fighting machines from ''Literature/TheWarOfTheWorlds'', as is the appearance of the Masters as giant tentacled heads.
23rd Sep '15 6:44:54 PM Eagal
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** In the Prequel, it is stated that law enforcement in the United States are given the order to shoot the Capped on sight. Fast forward to the Rodney King incident, the death of Michael Brown, the death of Freddie Gray, the Ferguson unrest, the Baltimore protests, etc.
5th Aug '15 4:25:41 PM blockboy
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** There is one in the Prequel as well. It is heavily implied that when the second wave of Tripods were destroyed, the Trippies surrounding them were slaughtered as well.
5th Aug '15 4:17:21 PM blockboy
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** In the Prequel, it is stated that law enforcement in the United States are given the order to shoot the Capped on sight. Fast forward to the Rodney King incident, the death of Michael Brown, the death of Freddie Gray, etc.

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** In the Prequel, it is stated that law enforcement in the United States are given the order to shoot the Capped on sight. Fast forward to the Rodney King incident, the death of Michael Brown, the death of Freddie Gray, the Ferguson unrest, the Baltimore protests, etc.
5th Aug '15 4:15:07 PM blockboy
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** In the Prequel, it is stated that law enforcement in the United States are given the order to shoot the Capped on sight. Fast forward to the Rodney King incident, the death of Michael Brown, the death of Freddie Gray, etc.
9th Nov '13 5:50:47 PM PhillyDom
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* InferredHolocaust: Realistically speaking, the fate of Hans in ''The City of Gold and Lead''. He is alone and disabled on an island, that is NOT self-sufficient, with no means of traveling to the mainland. The Capped mainlanders have no reason to care about him or render assistance. It's painfully obvious that he will starve to death, and, given his expression as Will and Beanpole are leaving, he clearly knows it.
21st Sep '13 11:14:26 PM Odon
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* GirlShowGhetto:

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* GirlShowGhetto: The novels have almost no female characters at all, because at the time they were written it was generally accepted that girls would read books with boy main characters, but not vice versa. The TV series goes a bit over the top in compensation with the three boys meeting an entire family of girls, and in season two Will and Beanpole find themselves a couple of very willing bridesmaids while on their way to the Games.
21st Sep '13 11:13:01 PM Odon
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* TakeThat: ''When the Tripods Came'' is supposed to have been inspired by an actual critic complaining that the Tripods could only scan in the visible light region.
21st Sep '13 11:12:48 PM Odon
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* GirlShowGhetto:
22nd Mar '13 12:00:54 PM nombretomado
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* SerialNumbersFiledOff: The Tripods are inspired by the fighting machines from ''TheWarOfTheWorlds'', as is the appearance of the Masters as giant tentacled heads.

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* SerialNumbersFiledOff: The Tripods are inspired by the fighting machines from ''TheWarOfTheWorlds'', ''Literature/TheWarOfTheWorlds'', as is the appearance of the Masters as giant tentacled heads.
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