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* RedShirtArmy: Despite having massive amount of armor plate, the Earth tripods are instantly blown to bits by heat rays. Infantry is armed with MGs, that, surprise! Do ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. Plink, plink, plink.

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* RedShirtArmy: Despite having massive amount of armor plate, the Earth tripods are instantly blown to bits by heat rays. Infantry is armed with MGs, that, surprise! Do ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. Plink, plink, plink. Though they do a good enough job of shooting down Martian fighter craft.


* AndTheAdventureContinues: Despite America having been saved from the Martians, the war is still going on elsewhere in Mars.

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* AndTheAdventureContinues: Despite America having been saved from the Martians, the war is still going on elsewhere in Mars.on Earth.


* MileLongShip: A.R.E.S.' airship-based mobile command cemters are 1.5 kilometers long.

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* MileLongShip: A.R.E.S.' airship-based [[ZeppelinsFromAnotherWorld zeppelin]]-based mobile command cemters centers are 1.5 kilometers long.

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* MileLongShip: A.R.E.S.' airship-based mobile command cemters are 1.5 kilometers long.

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* FrickinLaserBeams: Instant travel/visible ray subtype. Red for humans, green for martians.

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* ShoutOut: At several points, when someone is zapped with a heat-ray, their face breifly transforms into [[Music/MotleyCrue a screaming skull with flames jetting from their eyes.]]

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* MoreDakka: A.R.E.S. tripods have machine guns and cannons (plus a coaxial missile launcher on the big ones) in addition to a heat-ray gun, as opposed to the martians, whose heat-ray blasters are sufficient to destroy most opposition.


* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: Martian heat ray beams are green, while human ones are red. Incidentally, green light carries more energy than red.



* MiniMecha: Both A.R.E.S. and the humans have smaller (but still deadly) single-person mechs in addition to the larger tripods.

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* MiniMecha: Both A.R.E.S. and the humans martians have smaller (but still deadly) single-person mechs in addition to the larger tripods.


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* TripodTerror: But of course! It wouldn't be War of the Worlds without 'em. The martians AND humans have their own versions this time, though.

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* OrificeInvasion: Martian feeding is on full display, unlike the novel, and involves a hollow tentacle being shoved down some poor bastard's throat. His bodily fluids (not just blood) are rapidly drained, leaving him a dessicated husk.

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* BigBad: The ruler of Mars, who is the overlord of the Martians, but not seen or mentioned.


* AcePilot: Manfred von Richthofen, much like in real life (except with more powerful guns).

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* AcePilot: [[RedBaron Manfred von Richthofen, Richthofen]], much like in real life (except with more powerful guns).



* AndTheAdventureContinues: Despite America having been saved from the aliens, the war is still going on elsewhere in the world.

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* AndTheAdventureContinues: Despite America having been saved from the aliens, Martians, the war is still going on elsewhere in the world.Mars.



* InSpiteOfANail: Despite the Martian invasion fifteen years prior there are still tensions in the Balkans that culminate in Archduke Franz Ferdinand meeting his end in Sarajevo, sparking a war between the European powers (that is quickly put on hold once the world realizes it has bigger problems, but still).

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* InSpiteOfANail: Despite the Martian invasion fifteen years prior there are still tensions in the Balkans that culminate in Archduke Franz Ferdinand meeting his end in Sarajevo, Sarajevo by Gavrilo Princip, sparking a war between the European powers (that is quickly put on hold once the world realizes it has bigger problems, but still).


* MultinationalTeam: A.R.E.S. has soldiers from practically everywhere. Our Goliath crew protagonists are English, American, Irish, (African-)Canadian, and Malayan, serving under a Russian general.

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* MultinationalTeam: A.R.E.S. has soldiers from practically everywhere. Our Goliath crew protagonists are English, American, Irish, (African-)Canadian, and Malayan, serving under a Russian general. Other members of A.R.E.S. include historical figures Nikola Tesla (Serbian-American) and Manfred von Richtofen (German).


* AlienInvasion: As a sequel to the TropeMaker, naturally. The initial invasion is featured in the opening, and the bulk of the plot is about fighting the second wave.

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* AlienInvasion: As a sequel to the TropeMaker, naturally. The initial invasion is featured in the opening, opening (which is the original novel), and the bulk of the plot is about fighting the second wave.

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* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: At the end of the film, Sergei rams his ship into Martians' gigantic warship in order to destroy it, which causes it to both of them explode]].

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* AlienBlood: The Martians bleed bright green blood.
* AlienSky: The film's intro depicts Mars's two moons, Phobos and Deimos, as being large and spherical, quite unlike their tiny potato-shaped real-life counterparts.

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