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* TortureAlwaysWorks: DiscussedTrope. Friday tells everything when she's tortured, both to preserve her sanity and because she doesn't know what they want to know. The torturers' boss doesn't believe her and escalates the torture anyway -- and so Friday writes him off as an amateur.

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* TortureAlwaysWorks: DiscussedTrope. Friday tells everything when she's tortured, both Friday's organization works on the rule of "If they grab you, sing!" Because the supposition is that with enough time, torture will break anyone, so information is carefully compartmentalized so that someone who's likely to preserve her sanity and because she be captured (like Friday) doesn't know what anything worth telling. Thus, Friday lays out everything she knows about her organization before they want can torture her (but after they gangrape her as a warm-up), to know. prevent being tortured and thus preserve her physical and mental health. The torturers' boss doesn't believe her and escalates the torture has her tortured anyway -- and so Friday writes him off as an amateur.


* BiTheWay: Friday, while enthusiastically heterosexual, falls in LoveAtFirstSight with Janet when she meets Ian Tormey's family. This causes her a great deal of confusion because she hasn't ever been attracted to a woman before and rejects (frequent) propositions from them. When she quizzes her Boss about it, he replies that "all humans have soi-disant mixed-up genes; there are two kinds of people: those who know this, and those who don't." Friday later has no qualms about shacking up with Goldie and Tilly/Shizuko.

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* CreditCardDestruction: When a person inserts an expired/cancelled credit card into a slot to pay for something, the device will destroy the card using a "destruction bolt" accompanied by the smell of burning plastic.

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* DeliberateUnderPerformance: The title character is a genetically engineered woman with supergenius intelligence. She says that in school, she was taught to answer questions on IQ tests to hit a pre-determined score in order to not show off her intelligence.


* ApocalypseHow: Friday's Boss asks her to predict the next coming of the Black Plague. Much to her chagrin, he takes that prediction seriously, [[spoiler:and the epilogue reveals that it does, in fact, happen]].

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* ApocalypseHow: Friday's Boss asks her to predict the next coming of the Black Plague. Much to her chagrin, he takes that prediction seriously, [[spoiler:and the epilogue reveals that it does, in fact, happen]].happen. Thanks to her advice, humanity is able to keep the Plague from spreading offworld]].



* MultipleIdentityIDs: In the beginning, Friday kills a man who was following her, then finds several identity documents and credit cards with four names on them: "Adolf Belsen", "Albert Beaumont", "Arthur Bookman" and "Archibald Buchanan".

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* MultipleIdentityIDs: In the beginning, Friday kills a man who was following her, then finds several identity documents and credit cards with four names on them: for one "Adolf Belsen", along with other credit cards for "Albert Beaumont", "Arthur Bookman" and "Archibald Buchanan".Buchanan". Friday improvises a plan to make it look like "Beaumont-Bookman-Buchanan" ambushed "Belsen" and hid the body, and then proceeds to have the four identities pay for tickets to different destinations before paying cash to escape the general area.

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* RichGenius: Daniel Shipstone is the inventor of an "improved power battery" before the Second Atlantic Rebellion and later used the funds gained by his invention to create the MegaCorp Shipstone.


* TruthSerum: When Friday is captured by Boss' enemies, they use a truth drug on her to make her spill the beans about her mission. This annoys her because she's already told them everything she knows.

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* TruthSerum: When Friday is captured by Boss' enemies, they use a truth drug on her to make her spill the beans about her mission. This annoys her because she's already told them everything she knows.knows, and because they are so amateurish that they might kill her with an improper dosage.


** HumanSubspecies: Living Artifacts are artificial organisms that are obviously non-human in form. None play a visible role in the story, but they are frequently discussed and mentioned: for example, Ian mentions the dwarven "kobold" artifacts displacing miners while talking about his pilot's union's negotiations.


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* HumanSubspecies: Living Artifacts are artificial organisms that are obviously non-human in form. None play a visible role in the story, but they are frequently discussed and mentioned: for example, Ian mentions the dwarven "kobold" artifacts displacing miners while talking about his pilot's union's negotiations.


* WhoShotJFK: A DiscussedTrope - ''anyone'' who looks at it knows something is up, but it's academic because there's no way to confirm any of it;

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* WhoShotJFK: A DiscussedTrope - ''anyone'' who looks at it knows something is up, but it's academic because there's no way to confirm any of it;it.


Not to be confused with [[Main/{{Friday}} other things called "Friday"]].



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* DeliberateValuesDissonance: Friday's reaction to being gang-raped as an interrogation technique is simple annoyance at the idea that she could be traumatized. As an artificial human she's been raised not to have any sexual hang-ups, and has even been [[LooksLikeSheIsEnjoyingIt trained to pretend to enjoy it]] in order to [[LimaSyndrome manipulate her captors]].


In the CanonWelding, this would come sometime after ''Literature/TheMoonIsAHarshMistress'' in that book's timeline, but the connection is not necessary. It is a sequel to an earlier book, ''Literature/{{Gulf}}''

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In the CanonWelding, this would come sometime after ''Literature/TheMoonIsAHarshMistress'' in that book's timeline, but the connection is not necessary. It is a sequel to an earlier book, ''Literature/{{Gulf}}''
''Literature/{{Gulf}}''.

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* PowerSource: The Shipstones are a humdinger of one; where most sci-fi of the time was obsessed with [[ILoveNuclearPower anything "atomic"]], Heinlein proposed super-''batteries''.
-->Daniel Shipstone saw at once that the problem was not a shortage of energy but lay in the transporting of energy. Energy is everywhere in sunlight, in wind, in mountain streams, in temperature gradients of all sorts wherever found, in coal, in fossil oil, in radioactive ores, in green growing things. Especially in ocean depths and in outer space energy is free for the taking in amounts lavish beyond all human comprehension.\\
Those who spoke of "energy scarcity" and of "conserving energy" simply did not understand the situation. The sky was "raining soup"; what was needed was a bucket in which to carry it.\\
To call it an "improved storage battery" (as some early accounts did) is like calling an H-bomb an "improved firecracker." What he had achieved was the utter destruction of the biggest industry (aside from organized religion) of the western world.


** When Janet takes Friday on a tour of her PanicRoom on Red Thursday, she makes a point of showing her where the back door is -- and that there are {{Death Trap}}s waiting for anyone who discovers the passage and can't find the off switch. Much later, Friday's life depends on figuring out where they would have placed the switch when she returns to. (There's also a long, narrow, underwater tunnel leading from the house to the shelter.)

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** When Janet takes Friday on a tour of her PanicRoom on Red Thursday, she makes a point of showing her where the back door is -- and that there are {{Death Trap}}s waiting for anyone who discovers the passage and can't find the off switch. Much later, Friday's life depends on figuring out where they would have placed the switch when she returns to.to British Canada and finds the Tormeys gone. (There's also a long, narrow, underwater tunnel leading from the house to the shelter.)

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