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* AntiMagic: "It Is", a keris made of ThunderboltIron owned by [[spoiler:Lara Croft]], has the ability to simply ignore any magical defences as if they didn't exist.

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* PullTheThread: How the Ryan Administration found out about the Initiative and the supernatural. In order to keep them in the dark, they had been told the Initiative was an intel group focusing on keeping an eye on the People's Republic of China. To maintain this cover, the Initiative took intel from other US intelligence groups and repackaged it as their own. Then the US and the PRC went to war, revealing the intel was way off, resulting in the Secretary of Defence investigating them post-war to figure out what went wrong, figuring out they were just taking intel from other groups, relieving Billingsly of command and auditing the Initiative to figure out where the money put into it really went, eventually coming across Colonel Joshua [=McCloud=], who reveals what they were really doing and provides evidence of the supernatural.


* DudeWheresMyRespect: Averted. Ryan personally thanks Buffy for all she's done, and offers both the support of the US Government, and from his own resources, while Clark hires her to help train his troopers, giving her an extremely good salary, and also puts her on retainer.

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Averted. Ryan personally thanks Buffy for all she's done, and offers both the support of the US Government, and from his own resources, while Clark hires her to help train his troopers, giving her an extremely good salary, and also puts her on retainer.



* HeroismWontPayTheBills: Played straight at the start, with Buffy working two jobs to make ends meet, but later averted, with John paying her $200 dollars per hour to train Rainbow, and putting her on retainer.

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Played straight at the start, with Buffy working two jobs to make ends meet, but later averted, with John paying her $200 dollars per hour to train Rainbow, and putting her on retainer.



* MugglesDoItBetter: Yes, Buffy could spend time crawling through the tunnels and mapping them out... or John could just have a spy satellite with a ground penetrating radar do a couple of passes overhead.

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Yes, Buffy could spend time crawling through the tunnels and mapping them out... or John could just have a spy satellite with a ground penetrating radar do a couple of passes overhead.



* OpenSecret: Downplayed, but the Ryan administration appears to be one of the few governments that ''didn't'' know about the supernatural[[note]]In fairness to them, this is because General Billingsly kept him in the dark, and the Initiative was set up to allow for that[[/note]].

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Downplayed, but the Ryan administration appears to be one of the few governments that ''didn't'' know about the supernatural[[note]]In fairness to them, this is because General Billingsly kept him in the dark, and the Initiative was set up to allow for that[[/note]].



* RankUp: Riley Finn is promoted from Captain to Major by Jack, in part because the Rainbow teams are lead by Majors.

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Riley Finn is promoted from Captain to Major by Jack, in part because the Rainbow teams are lead by Majors.


* BadassGrandpa: John Clark. Points for being an actual grandfather. Alistair Stanley also fits the bill, though in the series he is [[spoiler:a [[BadassGrandpa Badass Uncle]]]]


** [[spoiler:Series/{{Charmed}}]]

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** [[spoiler:Series/{{Charmed}}]][[spoiler:Series/{{Charmed|1998}}]]

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* {{Troll}}: [[spoiler: Abraham Lincoln, of all people. He admits that he appeared to Winston Churchill when he was naked just because he wanted to see his reaction. He also appeared to Queen Wilhelmina for the same reason]].

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** Film/DownPeriscope


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** While he hasn't actually been promoted in rank, Vice Admiral Winslow has gone from being [=ComSubLant=][[note]]Commander, Submarine Force Atlantic[[/note]], to being [=CinCSubs=][[note]]Commander in Chief Submarines. Though his title should actually be Commander, Naval Submarine Forces (COMSUBFOR)... and that he was ''already'' COMSUBFOR, since the COMSUBLANT is also considered the COMSUBFOR, with the commander of the submarines in the Pacific being their deputy[[/note]]


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** While talking about the submarine USS Connecticut, a Vice Admiral Winslow is brought in, and he says that its commander, Captain Thomas Dodge, is unconventional, but he trusts him implicitly. VP Jackson asks if he's the guy with [[Film/DownPeriscope a tattoo on his prick]].


A [[Literature/JackRyan Ryanverse]]/[[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffy]]/[[spoiler:[[Film/TheMummyTrilogy The Mummy]]/[[Film/LaraCroftTombRaider Lara Croft]]]] crossover, where, a few weeks after The Bear and the Dragon, President Ryan has to deal with a very different type of crisis: something has happened with a Black Ops unit called the Initiative. This is the beginning of a [[LongRunners long running]] fanfic series, which by now, all together, has roughly the same word count of a Clancy novel.

The story has three parts: [[http://www.tthfanfic.org/Story-82/JoeB+Rainbow+Over+Sunnydale.htm Rainbow over Sunnydale]], [[http://www.tthfanfic.org/Story-2338-3/JoeB+Imhotep+s+Key.htm Imhotep's Key]] and [[http://www.tthfanfic.org/Story-15163/JoeB+Witchfinder.htm Witchfinder]] which is still in progress

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A [[Literature/JackRyan Ryanverse]]/[[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffy]]/[[spoiler:[[Film/TheMummyTrilogy The Mummy]]/[[Film/LaraCroftTombRaider Lara Croft]]]] Buffy]] crossover, where, a few weeks after The Bear and the Dragon, President Ryan has to deal with a very different type of crisis: something has happened with a Black Ops unit called the Initiative. This is the beginning of a [[LongRunners long running]] fanfic series, which by now, all together, has roughly the same word count of a Clancy novel.

The story has three parts: [[http://www.tthfanfic.org/Story-82/JoeB+Rainbow+Over+Sunnydale.htm Rainbow over Sunnydale]], [[http://www.tthfanfic.org/Story-2338-3/JoeB+Imhotep+s+Key.htm Imhotep's Key]] Key]], and [[http://www.tthfanfic.org/Story-15163/JoeB+Witchfinder.htm Witchfinder]] Witchfinder]], which is still in progress



* BadassCrew: the [[Literature/RainbowSix Rainbow]] troopers, the Initiative troopers, the [[spoiler:[[Film/TheMummyTrilogy Medji]]]], and the JSDF anti-supernatural unit. To a lesser degree, [[spoiler: the Sunnydale Police Department's night shift]].

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* BadassCrew: the [[Literature/RainbowSix Rainbow]] troopers, the Initiative troopers, the [[spoiler:[[Film/TheMummyTrilogy Medji]]]], and the JSDF anti-supernatural unit. To a lesser degree, [[spoiler: the Sunnydale Police Department's night shift]].shift and Ranger Broadman's crew]].



* MassivelyMultiplayerCrossover: In addition to the Ryanverse and Buffy, the following works also show up:
** [[spoiler:[[Film/TheMummyTrilogy The Mummy]]]]
** [[spoiler:[[Film/LaraCroftTombRaider Tomb Raider]]]]
** Franchise/DoctorWho[=/=]Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures
** [[spoiler:Series/{{Charmed}}]]



** Several of the previous administrations knew about the supernatural, including [[spoiler: several of the Founding Fathers]].



** The [[UsefulNotes/KaijuDefenceForce JSDF]] has a unit specifically trained to deal with supernatural threats. Kenshin had served with them before joining Rainbow.

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** The [[UsefulNotes/KaijuDefenceForce JSDF]] has a unit specifically trained to deal with supernatural threats. Kenshin had served with them before joining Rainbow.

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** Ryan also wants to give her the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He thinks she deserves something higher, anything higher would require too many people to become involved.

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** Nicholas Eddington, one of the first people General Diggs contacts when putting together his command staff, turns out to be the grandson of a witch, knows about the Sunnydale Hellmouth, lost two NCOs when his unit was stationed near Sunnydale, and the unit had to kill them when it turned out they had become vampires and were killing their families. His niece, while not a which, is quite sensitive to the supernatural and knows a lot about the occult.


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** Clark and the FBI are willing to over look the fact that Buffy and friends are harbouring a fugitive (and kidnapped him), and are willing to take him out of her hands.
** They promote Major General Diggs and secretly make him the new [=CinC=]-CONUS[[note]]Commander In Chief-Continental United States[[/note]], as they want a military unit to act as a back stop in case Buffy and Rainbow need more help, but the current [=CinC=]-CONUS is a better peacetime officer. They also make sure to check who Billingsly had dealings with, finding that most of the higher ups at the local base were put in charge by him.


** The O'Connell family didn't get along with the Watchers Council, in part because Dame Evelyn O'Connell didn't get along with Bernard Travers when they first worked together

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** The Clan O'Connell family didn't get along with the Watchers Council, in part because Dame Evelyn O'Connell didn't get along with Bernard Travers when they first worked togethertogether. They also disagree with the [[spoiler: Medji]] over the idea that sometimes an innocent must die in order to protect the rest of the world, though they are on better terms with them.
** The [[spoiler:Medji]] also don't like the Watchers Council, mainly due to how they treat Slayers. They found out about each other when one of their number turned out to be a Slayer. They refused to let her go with the Council representative without a bodyguard, and removed her from their control when the Watchers attempted to perform the Cruciamentum on her. She still performed her duty as a Slayer, and ended up being ''the'' longest lived Slayer in history.


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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: President Ryan and most of his administration are this, as are John and Alistair
** Ryan is willing to call in favours with the British government to get them to send someone to talk to Giles, rather than having to take him into custody and annoying Buffy. The British are also completely reasonable when it comes to ''why'' they want to take him into custody, as he just so happened to be the only known Watcher who wasn't in the Council's headquarters when it was bombed, and he fled the country soon afterwards.


* INeedAFreakingDrink: Several people express this after finding out the supernatural exists, and Andrea Price-O’Day [[spoiler: gives Dr.Clarice Golden a drink of scotch after showing her tapes of what Buffy can do]].

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* INeedAFreakingDrink: Several people express this after finding out the supernatural exists, and Andrea Price-O’Day [[spoiler: gives Dr.Clarice Golden a drink of scotch after showing her tapes of what Buffy can do]].do.



* OhCrap: After finding out that [[spoiler: President Ryan had a meeting with Buffy and Riley Finn, Pedro de la Hoya immediately ends his meeting with Holtzman, as he knows that something ''really bad'' must be happening for that meeting to take place, and he has to warn his government about it]].

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* OhCrap: After finding out that [[spoiler: President Ryan had a meeting with Buffy and Riley Finn, Finn]], Pedro de la Hoya immediately ends his meeting with Holtzman, as he knows that something ''really bad'' must be happening for that meeting to take place, and he has to warn his government about it]].it.



** Johnathan O'Connell once killed dragon with a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mk_153_Shoulder-Launched_Multipurpose_Assault_Weapon MAW]].



** One of Rainbow troopers is a SAS Warrant Officer. His name? Benton. [[spoiler: WordOfGod says he's the son of [[Series/DoctorWho UNIT Sergeant Benton]], so it's more of a LegacyCharacter]].

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** One of Rainbow troopers is a SAS Warrant Officer. His name? Benton. [[spoiler: WordOfGod says he's the son of [[Series/DoctorWho UNIT Sergeant Benton]], so it's more of a LegacyCharacter]].LegacyCharacter.


A [[Literature/JackRyan Ryanverse]]/[[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffy]]/[[spoiler:[[Film/TheMummyTrilogy The Mummy]]/[[Film/LaraCroftTombRaider Lara Croft]]]] crossover, where, a few weeks after The Bear and the Dragon, president Ryan has to deal with a very different type of crisis: something has happened with a Black Ops unit called the Initiative. This is the beginning of a [[LongRunners long running]] fanfic series, which by now, all together, has roughly the same word count of a Clancy novel.

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A [[Literature/JackRyan Ryanverse]]/[[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffy]]/[[spoiler:[[Film/TheMummyTrilogy The Mummy]]/[[Film/LaraCroftTombRaider Lara Croft]]]] crossover, where, a few weeks after The Bear and the Dragon, president President Ryan has to deal with a very different type of crisis: something has happened with a Black Ops unit called the Initiative. This is the beginning of a [[LongRunners long running]] fanfic series, which by now, all together, has roughly the same word count of a Clancy novel.



* BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy: [[spoiler: Benjamin Franklin was a Watcher. He was sent to the Americas to keep an eye out for supernatural threats in the New World, and after the revolution he convinced Washington to sign an order that gave all Slayers a license to kill or take any measures necessary to protect the US from the supernatural. The Watchers weren't behind the revolution, however, and the Council was actually annoyed with him for being a major figure in it]].



** Ettore Falcone, a Rainbow trooper who had previously heard about Buffy, says it's an honour to finally meet her.



* OpenSecret: Downplayed, but the Ryan administration appears to be one of the few governments that ''didn't'' know about the supernatural.
** The British government know who the Watchers are and where they are headquartered, with Sir Basil being quite confused that Ryan wasn't briefed when he became president (He knew Ryan wasn't briefed when he became head of the NSA, because President Durling felt he had enough to deal with).

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* OpenSecret: Downplayed, but the Ryan administration appears to be one of the few governments that ''didn't'' know about the supernatural.supernatural[[note]]In fairness to them, this is because General Billingsly kept him in the dark, and the Initiative was set up to allow for that[[/note]].
** The British government know knows who the Watchers are and where they are headquartered, with Sir Basil being quite confused that Ryan wasn't briefed when he became president (He knew Ryan wasn't briefed when he became head of the NSA, because President Durling felt he had enough to deal with).



** The Vatican not only has its own organization, but has gotten help from the [[UsefulNotes/NewRomanLegions Carabinieri]] on several occasions for when they have to deal with a large number of targets. Another Rainbow trooper, Ettore, was with the Carabinieri and took part in two raids. As well, he had actually heard of Buffy before.

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** The Vatican not only has its own organization, but has gotten help from the [[UsefulNotes/NewRomanLegions Carabinieri]] on several occasions for when they have to deal with a large number of targets. Another Rainbow trooper, Ettore, Ettore was with the Carabinieri and took part in two raids. As well, he had actually heard of Buffy before.



** Andrea has two agents drive Dr.Golden home, both to stop her from driving drunk and to keep the agents out fo trouble. Their names? [[Film/BillAndTedsExcellentAdventure Bill and Ted]].

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** Andrea has two agents drive Dr.Golden home, both to stop her from driving drunk and to keep the agents out fo trouble. Their names? [[Film/BillAndTedsExcellentAdventure Bill and Ted]].Ted]].
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Billingsly. He really is convinced that Jack Ryan is the Anti-Christ, and wants to kick start the apocalypse to save as many souls as possible[[note]]As the story points out, the Anti-Christ isn't actually responsible for causing the apocalypse, but instead is responsible for deceiving humanity and leading as many souls as possible to damnation[[/note]]. Even Ryan admits that his logic behind thinking Ryan's the Anti-Christ actually makes ''some'' sense, even if he's wrong.
* VillainHasAPoint: While he's wrong about Ryan being the Anti-Christ, Ryan admits that General Billingsly does have a point about his rise to power being extremely odd and relying on a lot of luck and coincidence, and Colonel [=McCloud=] admits that he initially thought the General might be right. Ryan even decides to have people look into the possibility that someone did use magic to ensure he became president.

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