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** On a lesser note, the flashback panels indicate that Fitchner's year at the Institute was ''even more violent'' than what Darrow's class experienced, and that year was the one with cannibalism and crucifixions.

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** On a lesser note, the flashback panels indicate that Fitchner's year at the Institute was ''even more violent'' than what Darrow's class experienced, and that ''that'' year was the one with cannibalism and crucifixions.


** When Bryn was abducted by the Board of Quality Control, [[spoiler: they took Sevro as well.

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** When Bryn was abducted by the Board of Quality Control, [[spoiler: they took Sevro as well.well]].


Sons of Ares is a miniseries from Dynamite Comics by Pierce Brown. The series serves as a prequel to his ''Literature/RedRising'' novel series, focusing on the origins of the rebel group known as the [[LaResistance Sons of Ares]].

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Sons of Ares is a miniseries an ongoing series from Dynamite Comics by Pierce Brown. The series serves as a prequel to his ''Literature/RedRising'' novel series, focusing on the origins of the rebel group known as the [[LaResistance Sons of Ares]].


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* AnArmAndALeg: As the novels indicated, Bryn lost her leg in the collapse of the Lovelock Engine on Triton. [[spoiler: Fitchner also lost an arm helping the survivors out of the water.]]

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* AnArmAndALeg: As the novels indicated, Bryn lost her leg in the collapse of the Lovelock Engine on Triton. [[spoiler: Fitchner also lost an arm helping the survivors out of the water.]]water]].
** [[spoiler: And Arturius cuts off his right hand during his escape from the Board of Quality Control]].



* BadassAndBaby: Fitchner and baby Sevro in the final issue.



* BittersweetEnding: By the end of the series, [[spoiler: Arturius has Bryn executed, but he allows Fitchner and the Sons of Ares to leave wit Sevro as a warning, and after Bryn's funeral, Fitchner dons the mantle of Ares and begins the rebellion against Gold]].



* BoomHeadshot: In the second issue, [[spoiler: Ryanna executes Varus with a gunshot to the head when Doran accidentally lets slip Fitchner's name.]]

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* BoomHeadshot: In the second issue, [[spoiler: Ryanna executes Varus with a gunshot to the head when Doran accidentally lets slip Fitchner's name.]]name]].



** Later in the issue, [[spoiler: Fitchner does the same after brutally beating one of Varus' Obsidian bodyguards.]]
* BrokenPedestal: How Fitchner felt when [[spoiler: he realized that Arturius was willing to give up on his attempts to set Fitchner up with a job when his mother threatened to disown him.]]

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** Later in the issue, [[spoiler: Fitchner does the same after brutally beating one of Varus' Obsidian bodyguards.]]
* BrokenPedestal: How Fitchner felt when [[spoiler: he realized that Arturius was willing to give up on his attempts to set Fitchner up with a job when his mother threatened to disown him.]]him]].



* CrazyJealousGuy: [[spoiler: Everything Arturius does after coming back into the story in Issue 4 is motivated by an unrequited crush on Fitchner]].



* HeKnowsTooMuch: [[spoiler: Varus is killed when Doran accidentally reveals Fitchner's name.]]

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* HeKnowsTooMuch: [[spoiler: Varus is killed when Doran accidentally reveals Fitchner's name.]]name]].
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler: Bryn stays behind to face capture and execution so that Fitchner and Sevro can escape]].



* LastStand: The Sons of Ares prepare to do this at the beginning of Issue 6 to buy Fitchner time to escape with Bryn.
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler: Doran is eaten by Devourers in the service tunnels of the Board of Quality Control's headquarters]].



* MeaningfulEcho: [[spoiler: Fitchner says Augustus' line "Be proud, for you tower above your fellows" to the original Sons of Ares when they volunteer to hold off Whitehold's security teams so he can go ahead to rescue his wife]].



** In the second issue, fans finally get to witness the graduates of the Institute receiving the mark of a Peerless Scar, something that only ever occurred off-screen in the books.

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** In the second issue, fans finally get to witness the graduates of the Institute receiving the mark of a the Peerless Scar, Scarred, something that only ever occurred off-screen in the books.



* OddlySmallOrganization: Since the Sons of Ares are still in their infancy, the resistance group consists of a single cell made up of two Reds, a Gray, a Green, and Ares himself.

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** In the final issue, [[spoiler: Bryn sings the iconic Reaping Song from the first novel to calm baby Sevro as they escape from Whitehold]].
* OddlySmallOrganization: Since the Sons of Ares are still in their infancy, the resistance group consists of a single cell made up of two Reds, a Gray, a Green, and Ares himself.



* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: [[spoiler: Issue 5 is Fitchner doing this through the headquarters of the Board of Quality Control.]]

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* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: [[spoiler: Issue 5 is Fitchner doing this through the headquarters of the Board of Quality Control.]] Control]].
* SavedByCanon: [[spoiler: Issue 4 ends with Whiltehold carvers about to vivisect baby Sevro]]. Fans of the novel know that he'll be fine.



* TheSmurfette: Ryanna is the only woman on Fitchner's strike team.

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* TheSmurfette: TheSmurfettePrinciple: Ryanna is the only woman on Fitchner's strike team.



** The second opens up with a montage of Fitchner's time at the Insitute after the Passage.



** [[spoiler: Ryanna and Fitchner may argue and disagree over the difficulty of having to maintain their family's secret, but both will do whatever it takes to keep Bryn safe]].



** Issue 5. [[spoiler: Arturius is the one responsible for Bryn and Sevro's abduction, trying to convince Fitchner to accept a job at the Board of Quality Control by offering to "erase his mistakes".]]

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** Issue 5. [[spoiler: Arturius is the one responsible for Bryn and Sevro's abduction, trying to convince Fitchner to accept a job at the Board of Quality Control by offering to "erase his mistakes".]]mistakes"]].
** Issue 6. [[spoiler: Bryn manages to get Sevro to Fitchner before she's re-captured, but Arturius arrives and forces Fitchner to leave with Baby Sevro, sparing father and son as a gesture of love before sending Bryn to her execution]].

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* OnceMoreWithClarity: Issue 5 brings the flashbacks full circle to the beginning of the first issue.


* AllPlanetsAreEarthLike: Done intentionally by the Golds, as they terraformed the solid planets and moons in the solar system to be more like earth, with the moons of the Gas Giants being the least Earth-like, while Mars, Mercury, and Venus are the most like Earth.

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* AllPlanetsAreEarthLike: Done intentionally by the Golds, as they terraformed the solid planets and moons in the solar system to be more like earth, with the moons of the Gas Giants being less earth-like the least Earth-like, while Mars, Mercury, and Venus are farther out from the most like Earth.sun you go.


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* The Reveal:
** Ryanna [[spoiler: Is Bryn's sister, and Sevro's aunt.]]
** When Bryn was abducted by the Board of Quality Control, [[spoiler: they took Sevro as well.
** Bryn's capture [[spoiler: was ordered by Arturius, as part of an effort to protect Fitchner from the consequences of his actions in the hopes of convincing him to accept a job on the Board of Quality Control.]]


* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: [[spoiler: Issue 5 is Fitchner doing this through the headquarters of the Board of Quality Control.]]



* WhamEpisode: Issue 4. [[spoiler: Doran is dead, and the Board of Quality Control, under the direction of Arturius, has taken both Bryn and Sevro.]]

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* WhamEpisode: Issue 4. [[spoiler: Doran is dead, and the Board of Quality Control, under the direction of Arturius, has taken both Bryn and Sevro.]]
** Issue 5. [[spoiler: Arturius is the one responsible for Bryn and Sevro's abduction, trying to convince Fitchner to accept a job at the Board of Quality Control by offering to "erase his mistakes".
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* AnOfferYouCantRefuse: Quicksilver blackmails Fitchner by threatening to expose his marriage to Bryn.



* BigBad: Arturius is set up as this when it's revealed that [[spoiler: He's the one responsible for Bryn and Fitchner's abduction.]]



* TheSmurfette: Ryanna is the only woman on Fitchner's strike team.



* TookALevelInBadass: Arturius returns in Issue 4 as a leader of the Board of Quality Control.



** [[spoiler: Doran was a coworker of Ryanna's and Bryn's when they moved to Mars.]]



* WeHaveReserves: In flashbacks on Triton, the terraforming administrators comment that Reds are cheaper to replace than spare parts.

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* WeHaveReserves: In flashbacks on Triton, the terraforming administrators comment that Reds are cheaper to replace than spare parts.parts.
* WhamEpisode: Issue 4. [[spoiler: Doran is dead, and the Board of Quality Control, under the direction of Arturius, has taken both Bryn and Sevro.]]


* FatSlob: Fitchner's father appears quite sloopy in his single appearance.

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* FatSlob: Fitchner's father appears quite sloopy sloppy in his single appearance.


* VillainousRescue: A squad of Obsidian bodyguards shows up at the end of the first issue to rescue Varus.

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* VillainousRescue: A squad of Obsidian bodyguards shows up at the end of the first issue to rescue Varus.Varus.
* WeHaveReserves: In flashbacks on Triton, the terraforming administrators comment that Reds are cheaper to replace than spare parts.


* SettlingTheFrontier: Triton and most celestial bodies beyond the orbit of Saturn are considered the frontier of the solar system.



* {{Terraform}}: A staple of the series is that most of the planets and moons in the solar system have been altered to be more earth-like.
** Because of it's tectonic activity, the terraforming of Triton is an ongoing process.



* VillainousRescue: A squad of Gray marines shows up at the end of the first issue to rescue Varus.

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* VillainousRescue: A squad of Gray marines Obsidian bodyguards shows up at the end of the first issue to rescue Varus.


* AnArmAndALeg: As the novels indicated, Bryn lost her leg in the collapse of the Lovelock Engine on Triton. [[spoiler: Fitchner also lost an arm helping the survivors out of the water.]]



* CoversAlwaysSpoil: The variant cover for the third issue depicts [[spoiler: Bryn saving Fitchner from the Tritonian sea.]]


* AscendedExtra: Previews for Issue #3 indicate that Fitchner's wife, Bryn, who was already dead before the original series even began, will finally appear and be fleshed out more.

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* AllPlanetsAreEarthLike: Done intentionally by the Golds, as they terraformed the solid planets and moons in the solar system to be more like earth, with the moons of the Gas Giants being the least Earth-like, while Mars, Mercury, and Venus are the most like Earth.
* AscendedExtra: Previews for Issue #3 indicate that Fitchner's wife, Bryn, who was already dead before the original series even began, will finally appear appears in person and be fleshed out more.gets more development.


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* ColonizedSolarSystem: Just like in the novels. The present day story is set on Mars, with flashbacks set on Mars and Triton.


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* DomedHometown: Large portions of Tirton are under protective domes because of the incomplete terraforming.


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* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: When the Lovelock Engine at Triton's north pole fails, protocol dictates that Fitchner be evacuated first while the expendable Reds are left to fend for themselves. [[spoiler: Instead, Fitchner runs straight for ground zero to help evacuate the engine crew.]]


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* UndyingLoyalty: [[spoiler: Cylax Nexiti was part of Fitchner's terraforming crew on Triton,]] and is also part of the team racing to rescue Bryn.
* UnreliableNarrator: The comics reveal that Fitchner ommitted some key details about his past when he explained his story to Darrow in ''Golden Son''.

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** [[spoiler: Fitchner also kills one of Varus' Obsidian bodyguards this way after brutally beating them in the head with their own gun.]]


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* CoversAlwaysSpoil: The variant cover for the third issue depicts [[spoiler: Bryn saving Fitchner from the Tritonian sea.]]
* CrapsackWorld: It's Red Rising. What did you expect?


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* PapaWolf: Fitchner

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