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* AFormYouAreComfortableWith: Gaea manifests as a plump, homely, slightly dotty but cheery and friendly little old lady. [[spoiler:Until ''Demon''—when she switches to a [[AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever fifty-foot-tall replica]] of MarilynMonroe—that is.]]

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* AFormYouAreComfortableWith: Gaea manifests as a plump, homely, slightly dotty but cheery and friendly little old lady. [[spoiler:Until ''Demon''—when she switches to a [[AttackOfTheFiftyFootWhatever fifty-foot-tall replica]] of MarilynMonroe—that Creator/MarilynMonroe—that is.]]

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* BatmanGambit / VillainBall: [[spoiler: The world's 'consciousness', Gaia, is looking for a replacement. She's been holding the VillainBall, doing perverse and nasty things for a long time, in hopes that a WorthyOpponent would appear and take over before she becomes completely senile.]]


** This one raises FridgeLogic issues, as Gaea supposedly designed the Titanides' human-like and horse-like features based on the content of TV transmissions she'd picked up from Earth, starting in the 1930s. But nobody in the 1930s was broadcasting ''porno'' into space, so how could she know what human or horse genitalia look like?
*** It was however quite clear that Gaea wasn't above modifying her creations after the event of creation, remember she completely changed their sexual reproduction between the first and 2nd books to cut down on overpopulation[[note]]and morally enslave Cirocco[[/note]] after the war was stopped.


A Science Fiction Trilogy by Creator/JohnVarley describing humanity's encounter with a moon sized alien, and the indigenous aliens that live upon it.

In the first book, titled ''Titan'', a space expedition to Saturn GoneHorriblyWrong when the ship gets swallowed by one of the satellites and find themselves inside a living planet with a god complex. The crew all get separated at first, and [[EveryoneMeetsEveryone start looking for each other]]. They find useful aliens in the form of Smilers, a six legged kangaroo you can eat without killing, Titanides, musical oriented friendly centaurs, and Blimps, [[CoolAirship living dirigibles]] that willingly serve as transports.

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A Science Fiction Trilogy by Creator/JohnVarley describing humanity's encounter with a moon sized moon-sized alien, and the indigenous aliens that live upon it.

In the first book, titled ''Titan'', a space expedition to Saturn GoneHorriblyWrong when the ship gets swallowed by one of the satellites and find themselves inside a living planet with a god complex. The crew all get separated at first, and [[EveryoneMeetsEveryone start looking for each other]]. They find useful aliens in the form of Smilers, a six legged kangaroo kangaroos you can eat without killing, killing; Titanides, musical oriented musically oriented, friendly centaurs, and Blimps, Blimps; [[CoolAirship living dirigibles]] that willingly serve as transports.


* {{Tsundere}}: [[spoiler:Chris and]] Robin's daughter Nova is a type A of [[HeyArnold Helga Pataki]] caliber.

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* {{Tsundere}}: [[spoiler:Chris and]] Robin's daughter Nova is a type A of [[HeyArnold [[WesternAnimation/HeyArnold Helga Pataki]] caliber.


A Science Fiction Trilogy by Creator/JohnVarley describing humanity's encounter with a planet sized alien, and the indigenous aliens that live upon it.

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A Science Fiction Trilogy by Creator/JohnVarley describing humanity's encounter with a planet moon sized alien, and the indigenous aliens that live upon it.


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* FantasyContraception: In ''Wizard'', Gaea tries to exert her control over Cirocco by making her saliva the only substance able to take Titanide eggs to the next level of conception. This leads to her image involving all sorts of [[DysfunctionJunction drunken dysfunction.]]


* OurAngelsAreDifferent: Nothing supernatural about them; "angel" is simply the term applied to several different species of WingedHumanoid.

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* OurAngelsAreDifferent: Nothing supernatural about them; "angel" is simply the term applied to several different species of WingedHumanoid.
** That said, Gaea's original inspiration was the "traditional" depiction of angels, modified by the limits and demands of real physics and biology.



* RingWorldPlanet: The Tians.

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* RingWorldPlanet: The Tians.Titans.


* AffablyEvil: [[spoiler:Gaea]], at least until the last book.

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* AffablyEvil: [[spoiler:Gaea]], at least until the last book.book when it's more FauxAffablyEvil.


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* SanitySlippage: Gaea suffered this long ago but it becomes more and more obvious through the trilogy. By ''Demon'' she's not even hiding it anymore.

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* RingWorldPlanet: The Tians.


*** It was however quite clear that Gaea wasn't above modifying her creations after the event of creation, remember she completely changed their sexual reproduction between the first and 2nd books to cut down on overpopulation[[hottip:*:and morally enslave Cirocco]] after the war was stopped.

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*** It was however quite clear that Gaea wasn't above modifying her creations after the event of creation, remember she completely changed their sexual reproduction between the first and 2nd books to cut down on overpopulation[[hottip:*:and overpopulation[[note]]and morally enslave Cirocco]] Cirocco[[/note]] after the war was stopped.


* GeniusLoci: Gaea[[spoiler:, and she's neither a nice nor a sane one]].

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* GeniusLoci: Gaea[[spoiler:, and she's neither a nice nor a sane one]]. The twelve "ring minds" at the bottom ends of Gaea's spokes could also qualify.

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* TheSymbiote: The Blimps rely on small, ape-like creatures living in their stomachs to "preprocess" the leaves and branches the Blimps eat. The Blimps actually digest the droppings from the ape creatures after the apes eat the foliage.

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* PlanetSpaceship: Gaea and her brood are [[LivingShip living space habitats]] large enough to be mistaken for additional moons of Saturn.


** Exactly ''half'' human, in some ways, as lampshaded by Gabby in ''Titan''.
--> '''Gabby''': "I've heard of parallel evolution, but from the waist up?"
** And half human in other ways in ''Wizard'', after [[spoiler: it's learned that humans can breed with Titanides, and that one of the Titanides is actually Cirocco's grandson.]]



* InterspeciesRomance: Several examples with centaurs and humans, and at least one with an angel and a human.

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* InterspeciesRomance: Several examples (both sexual and non-sexual) with centaurs Titanides and humans, and at least one with an angel and a human.



* OurAngelsAreDifferent: Nothing supernatural about them; "angel" is simply the term applied to any of several different species of WingedHumanoid.
* OurCentaursAreDifferent: Titanides have an incredible variety of possible appearances (smooth-skinned, short-furred, long-furred, ''any'' imaginable color and pattern). Above the waist, they all appear as [[FanService sexy human women, complete with boobies]]. They're also all hermaphrodites (although they identify themselves as either male or female) with three sets of genitalia (the frontal set determines gender identity, along with whether or not they can [[TrulySingleParent reproduce via parthenogenesis]]). [[spoiler: And they can interbreed with humans.]]

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* OurAngelsAreDifferent: Nothing supernatural about them; "angel" is simply the term applied to any of several different species of WingedHumanoid.
* OurCentaursAreDifferent: Titanides have an incredible variety of possible appearances (smooth-skinned, short-furred, long-furred, ''any'' imaginable color and pattern). Above the waist, they all appear as [[FanService sexy human women, complete with boobies]].boobies]], female and male both. They're also all hermaphrodites (although they identify themselves as either male or female) with three sets of genitalia (the frontal set determines gender identity, along with whether or not they can [[TrulySingleParent reproduce via parthenogenesis]]). [[spoiler: And they can interbreed with humans.]]



* TheGoodGuysAlwaysWin: Discussed in ''Demon''. Because Gaea is something of a sucker for cheesy classic Hollywood movies, she has internalized their cliches -- and by this point [[spoiler:she's decidedly playing the villain]]. The tricky part is is that she by and large expects the "good guys" to play by the movie rules as well...

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* TheGoodGuysAlwaysWin: Discussed in ''Demon''. Because Gaea is something of a sucker for cheesy classic Hollywood movies, she has internalized their cliches -- and by this point [[spoiler:she's decidedly playing the villain]]. villain. The tricky part is is if that she by and large expects the "good guys" to play by the movie rules as well...well... and if she considers Circocco and friends to be "good guy" enough to beat her.]]


* InterspeciesRomance

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* InterspeciesRomanceInterspeciesRomance: Several examples with centaurs and humans, and at least one with an angel and a human.
* LivingGasbag: The Blimps are floating sapient creatures, and often serve as a means of transportation. The one known as Whistlestop gives our heroes a ride in the first book.

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