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* ExpyCoexistence: Andi Ra' coming to Earth to warn humanity is based on Klaatu from The Day The Earth Stood Still though Klaatu is mentioned as a separate character and his robot master Fort makes a cameo cutting some grass.

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* BolivianArmyEnding: [[spoiler:Ends with aliens invading Earth]].

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* GenderEqualsBreed: Seems to be the case with Venusian Succubix. The only case we see has a human son and Succubix daughter.


* ParentalIncest: Russ comes into the She bar to make love to a hot Venusian Succubix. [[spoiler: Turns out its his ''mother''. And after her initial shock, she's [[AnythingThatMoves ''willing to go through with it''.]]]]

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* ParentalIncest: Russ comes into the She bar to make love to a hot Venusian Succubix. [[spoiler: Turns out its his ''mother''. And after her initial shock, she's [[AnythingThatMoves ''willing ''[[AnythingThatMoves willing to go through with it''.]]]]it.]]'']]


** Read Sheriff Furry's dialogue and try not to think of SarahPalin.

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** Read Sheriff Furry's dialogue and try not to think of SarahPalin.UsefulNotes/SarahPalin.


** It is mentioned that [[{{Fahrenheit 451}} paper burns at 451 degrees Fahrenheit]].

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** It is mentioned that [[{{Fahrenheit 451}} [[Literature/Fahrenheit451 paper burns at 451 degrees Fahrenheit]].


** J!m Anderson, on the cover, looks suspiciously like an alien JamesDean.

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** J!m Anderson, on the cover, looks suspiciously like an alien JamesDean.Creator/JamesDean.

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* AlienSpaceBats: The main divergence point from RealLife is Andi Ra coming to Earth in the 1950s.
* AllGhoulsSchool: About 10 percent of the students of Manhattan High are the children of monsters or aliens.

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* OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions: It hasn't died out completely but religion got a lot less popular after people found out that aliens exist.


* ElvisLives: Variation in that both Elvis and his stillborn brother, Jesse survived.
* ETGaveUsWiFi: Inverted, its humanity's development of nuclear weapons that brings us to the attention of other species at first. Later played straight when [[spoiler: Andi Ra', J!m's father, builds the [[strike:Internet]] Plex for humankind.]]
* EverybodyLives: [[spoiler: This novel has a surprisingly low body count. Except for a couple of Mooks, ''no one'' dies throughout the novel. In fact several characters thought dead actually turn out to be alive, leaving the body count at the end less than what it started with.]]



* ETGaveUsWiFi: Inverted, its humanity's development of nuclear weapons that brings us to the attention of other species at first. Later played straight when [[spoiler: Andi Ra', J!m's father, builds the [[strike:Internet]] Plex for humankind.]]
* EverybodyLives: [[spoiler: This novel has a surprisingly low body count. Except for a couple of Mooks, ''no one'' dies throughout the novel. In fact several characters thought dead actually turn out to be alive, leaving the body count at the end less than what it started with.]]


* DistinctionWithoutADifference: On the government's possible abuse of the PLEX system:
--> The government was not in the business of keeping files on all its citizens; it was more of a hobby, really.






* NoExceptYes: On the government's possible abuse of the PLEX system
--> The government was not in the business of keeping files on all its citizens; it was more of a hobby, really.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: J!m Anderson, on the cover, looks suspiciously like an alien JamesDean.

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* NoExceptYes: On the government's possible abuse of the PLEX system
--> The government was not in the business of keeping files on all its citizens; it was more of a hobby, really.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed:
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J!m Anderson, on the cover, looks suspiciously like an alien JamesDean.



* TheyWalkAmongUs

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* %%* TheyWalkAmongUs


** AlbertEinstein, while still a Nobel Prize winning scientist, is ridiculed as a crank and a traitor for having befriended J!m's father.

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** AlbertEinstein, UsefulNotes/AlbertEinstein, while still a Nobel Prize winning scientist, is ridiculed as a crank and a traitor for having befriended J!m's father.


* [[spoiler: EverybodyLives: This novel has a surprisingly low body count. Except for a couple of Mooks, ''no one'' dies throughout the novel. In fact several characters thought dead actually turn out to be alive, leaving the body count at the end less than what it started with.]]

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* [[spoiler: EverybodyLives: [[spoiler: This novel has a surprisingly low body count. Except for a couple of Mooks, ''no one'' dies throughout the novel. In fact several characters thought dead actually turn out to be alive, leaving the body count at the end less than what it started with.]]



* [[spoiler: IComeInPeace: What J!m's father, Andi Ra' came to Earth to do]]
** [[spoiler: WeComeInPeaceShootToKill: What ends up happening. Surprisingly though it wasn't caused by the human populace in general, but rather a Government conspiracy (and not by the entire government either).]] [[spoiler: Later we learn that the first alien to land on earth was considered a Communist for his pacifist ways... and tortured to death.]]

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* [[spoiler: IComeInPeace: [[spoiler: What J!m's father, Andi Ra' came to Earth to do]]
** [[spoiler: WeComeInPeaceShootToKill: [[spoiler: What ends up happening. Surprisingly though it wasn't caused by the human populace in general, but rather a Government conspiracy (and not by the entire government either).]] [[spoiler: Later we learn that the first alien to land on earth was considered a Communist for his pacifist ways... and tortured to death.]]



* [[spoiler:NarratorAllAlong: It turns out J!m's father, Andi Ra', is narrating the entire book.]]

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* [[spoiler:NarratorAllAlong: It NarratorAllAlong: [[spoiler:It turns out J!m's father, Andi Ra', is narrating the entire book.]]



* [[spoiler: ParentalIncest]]: Russ comes into the She bar to make love to a hot Venusian Succubix. [[spoiler: Turns out its his ''mother''. And after her initial shock, she's [[AnythingThatMoves ''willing to go through with it''.]]]]

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* [[spoiler: ParentalIncest]]: ParentalIncest: Russ comes into the She bar to make love to a hot Venusian Succubix. [[spoiler: Turns out its his ''mother''. And after her initial shock, she's [[AnythingThatMoves ''willing to go through with it''.]]]]



* [[spoiler:ShockAndAwe: Another of J!m's post-metamorphosis powers. Combine that with his NighInvulnerability and his ability to access the [[strike: Internet]] PLEX and gain its power, and J!m basically becomes a PhysicalGod.]]
* [[spoiler:QuoteMining: "[Nobody's saying] YOU MUST GET RID OF YOUR NUCLEAR WEAPONS OR BE DESTROYED!"]]

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* [[spoiler:ShockAndAwe: Another ShockAndAwe: [[spoiler:Another of J!m's post-metamorphosis powers. Combine that with his NighInvulnerability and his ability to access the [[strike: Internet]] PLEX and gain its power, and J!m basically becomes a PhysicalGod.]]
* [[spoiler:QuoteMining: "[Nobody's QuoteMining: [[spoiler:"[Nobody's saying] YOU MUST GET RID OF YOUR NUCLEAR WEAPONS OR BE DESTROYED!"]]


** [[StanLee Stanley Lieber]] never went into writing comics, and is instead a philosopher-poet.

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** [[StanLee [[Creator/StanLee Stanley Lieber]] never went into writing comics, and is instead a philosopher-poet.

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