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* ArtisticLicenseMilitary: The cover of the book shows a woman in a US Military General outfit, with patches on her shoulder suggesting she's a 5-Star General. Even if one was to ignore the fact that by the time the book had been published, the rank of 5-Star General had all but officially been retired[[note]]the last person to hold said rank, Omar Bradley, died in 1981[[/note]] as well as the fact that the rank was never held by a woman, the color of the jacket and cap would suggest she's supposed to be a General of the Air Force or Army[[note]]she ''can't'' be an Admiral of the Navy, since they wear white caps and black jackets, and her rank alone means she can't be in the Marines, since there's never been a 5-Star General of the Marine Corps in the history of the branch, and such a rank doesn't exist in that branch[[/note]]. However, there's elements in the cover that make it impossible to tell which branch she is supposed to belong to:
** Her outfit is closer to the one worn by a General of the Air Force[[note]]it's possible that this is the branch she's supposed to belong to, given the headset she's shown wearing[[/note]]; however, she would need to be wearing Pilot Wings on said outfit, as said wings are a requirement of ''any'' member of the airforces that flies (and it's not possible to become such a high rank without having flown). Additionally, the background around her shows tanks and riflemen training - the Air Force does not use tanks, and even if said riflemen are supposed to be paratroopers, paratroopers fall under the command of the Army in the US Military, not the Air Force.
** And in the case she's supposed to be a General of the Army, her US tags are drawn incorrectly, she should have more ribbons on her uniform, and she should have a brass disc on the US tags.


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* CoversAlwaysLie: Based on the cover used for the book's page on this site, you'd think that it's about Theresa climbing up the ranks of the military. However, the author himself says that the military aspect only comes into play for 1 chapter at most.

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* AngelicAbomination: Hal is a ball of pure white light that is for all intents a stand in for the Holy Spirit... that also happens to be an alien and "not made of matter or energy".


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* LightIsGood: [[EldritchAbomination Allegedly]] Hal, who is a form of white light that grants Theresa her powers.

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* FantasticFoxes: A fox is the host for the magical alien for many years until Theresa is 10 years old. The implication - via WordOfGod suggesting that Hal is pure intellect - is that foxes are magically and intellectually proficient.

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* EldritchAbomination: Hal, who according to the author "isn't made of matter or energy" and is a shapeless white blob that grants mysterious powers.


''Empress Theresa'' is a [[VanityPublishing self-published novel]] by one "Norman Boutin", which hit Amazon.com in early 2014. The story is an odd amalgam of ScienceFiction and ChickLit: the titular Theresa, a ten-year old girl who happens to be [[MarySue "cute as heck" and "a whiz at school"]], experiences a union or "merging" with a mysterious alien entity, which she names [[Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey HAL.]] HAL gives her various powers, including superhuman strength, and as she comes of age, she is forced to put these powers to use for the good of mankind.

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''Empress Theresa'' is a [[VanityPublishing self-published novel]] by one "Norman Boutin", which hit Amazon.com in early 2014. The story is an odd amalgam of ScienceFiction and ChickLit: the titular Theresa, a ten-year old girl who happens to be [[MarySue "cute as heck" and "a whiz at school"]], experiences a union or "merging" with a mysterious alien entity, which she names [[Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey HAL.]] ]][[note]]And yes, that naming reasoning is in-universe[[/note]] HAL gives her various powers, including superhuman strength, and as she comes of age, she is forced to put these powers to use for the good of mankind.


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* MessianicArchetype: Theresa's story is beat for beat Jesus' (a child selected before birth by a mysterious entity? Feared by the government? Final words being a slightly more selfish version of Jesus'? All checked.)


* ArtisticLicensePhysics: Somehow, the fire department's thermistor probes are unable to register Theresa as the source of the heat in Chapter 1.

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* ArtisticLicensePhysics: Somehow, the It would seem that in Theresa's world, fire department's thermistor probes departments are unable dispatched to register Theresa as fight fires based on some unexplained technology that detects sudden increases in heat, despite the fact that such a system would be infeasible and far less effective than just responding to smoke or eyewitness reports. [[note]]By the time a structure fire is emitting enough heat to be detected from a distance using any sort of thermal sensor, it's already going to be well underway. Not to mention most residential fires would emit plenty of smoke long before the heat they generated could be detected from far enough away to provide effective fire department response, and even then, by that time the source of the heat in Chapter 1.fire would be obvious.[[/note]]

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* AuthorAvatar: Theresa. A quick visit to the book's [[http://empresstheresa.com/ homepage]] will confirm this.

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* ArtisticLicenseMilitary: The USS ''Ronald Reagan'' does not carry F-22 Raptors, only F/A-18E Super Hornets. In addition, [[JustPlaneWrong the F-22 isn't designed to be launched from an aircraft carrier]].


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* ArtisticLicenseShips: The USS ''Ronald Reagan'' does not carry F-22 Raptors, only F/A-18E Super Hornets.


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* JustPlaneWrong: The F-22 Raptor isn't designed to be launched from an aircraft carrier, and even if there were a way for the catapult to be connected, it would tear the plane's front landing gear off when activated.

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* ArtisticLicenseMilitary: The USS ''Ronald Reagan'' does not carry F-22 Raptors, only F/A-18E Super Hornets. In addition, [[JustPlaneWrong the F-22 isn't designed to be launched from an aircraft carrier]].


-->'''Theresa:''' [[CaptainObvious "Could we go four years without doing it?"]]

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-->'''Theresa:''' [[CaptainObvious "Could we go four years without doing it?"]]it?"

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* RapidHairGrowth: A sign of HAL's influence.

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* ArtisticLicensePhysics: Somehow, the fire department's thermistor probes are unable to register Theresa as the source of the heat in Chapter 1.


* ArtisticLicensePhysics: Theresa's small size is described as helping her throw faster when she plays baseball. In reality, pitching speed has far more to do with upper body strength, the grip on the ball, and how hard it gets thrown.
* ArtisticLicenseSports: While playing UsefulNotes/{{baseball}}, Theresa [[WillfullyWeak deliberately doesn't throw as fast as she can]] because she wants to avoid detection. Considering she pitches at 85 mph (for the record, the slowest a Major League pitcher throws is 60 mph) at the age of ten, the idea of her "avoiding detection" is laughable.

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* ArtisticLicensePhysics: Theresa's small size is described as helping her throw faster when she plays baseball. In reality, pitching speed has far more to do with upper body strength, ArtisticLicenseNuclearPhysics: The story claims that nothing can survive an A-bomb at one point. However, multiple people survived the grip on bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki ([[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsutomu_Yamaguchi one man]] even survived both), and there are multiple types of animal that can survive enormous doses of nuclear radiation.
* ArtisticLicenseReligion: Theresa says in Chapter 4 that Psalm 23 is "not a standard church prayer". Almost every church uses Psalm 23 at some point in their services, and it's one of
the ball, and how hard it gets thrown.
most recognizable prayers in the entire Christian faith.
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While playing UsefulNotes/{{baseball}}, Theresa [[WillfullyWeak deliberately doesn't throw as fast as she can]] because she wants to avoid detection. Considering she pitches at 85 mph (for the record, the slowest a Major League pitcher throws is 60 mph) at the age of ten, the idea of her "avoiding detection" is laughable.laughable.
** Theresa's small size is described as helping her throw faster when she plays baseball. In reality, pitching speed has far more to do with upper body strength, the grip on the ball, and how hard it gets thrown.


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* TheTease: Despite being a [[InformedAttribute good Catholic girl]], Theresa dresses sexily to tease Jack and other boys on one occasion.

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* ArtisticLicenseAstronomy: Jan Struthers says that "a comet will move in a straight line, not a curve." In fact, comets are well-known for moving in curves and orbits.
* ArtisticLicensePhysics: Theresa's small size is described as helping her throw faster when she plays baseball. In reality, pitching speed has far more to do with upper body strength, the grip on the ball, and how hard it gets thrown.
* ArtisticLicenseSports: While playing UsefulNotes/{{baseball}}, Theresa [[WillfullyWeak deliberately doesn't throw as fast as she can]] because she wants to avoid detection. Considering she pitches at 85 mph (for the record, the slowest a Major League pitcher throws is 60 mph) at the age of ten, the idea of her "avoiding detection" is laughable.

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