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* TransformingMecha: The ''Terror'', a flying machine that can also become a boat, a sub, or an armored car, is probably the UrExample. Sadly, Verne being the [[MohsScaleOfScienceFictionHardness stickler for realism]] that he was, the world had to wait another century for Japanese creators to come up with the now-ubiquitous humanoid robot mode.

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* TransformingMecha: The ''Terror'', a flying machine that can also become a boat, a sub, or an armored car, is probably the UrExample. Sadly, Verne being the [[MohsScaleOfScienceFictionHardness stickler for realism]] that he was, the world had to wait another century half-century for Japanese creators to come up with the now-ubiquitous humanoid robot mode.


Strock's superior Mr. Ward assigns him to a another, seemingly unrelated case. It seems someone calling himself the "Master of the World" has been terrorizing the country using a "tri-phibian" vehicle called the ''Terror'', which can, at will, go on land as a car, in the sea as a submarine and in the air as an airship, transforming effortlessly between all three. It's going to be Strock's job to discover who is doing this and why. He quickly makes the connection between this vehicle and the incident at the Eyrie, realizing it was the ''Terror'''s commander who threatened him.

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Strock's superior Mr. Ward assigns him to a another, seemingly unrelated case. It seems someone calling himself the "Master of the World" has been terrorizing the country using a "tri-phibian" vehicle called the ''Terror'', which can, at will, go on land as a car, in the sea as a submarine and in the air as an airship, transforming effortlessly between all three. It's going to be Strock's job to discover who is doing this and why. He quickly makes the connection between this vehicle and the incident at the Eyrie, realizing it was the ''Terror'''s commander who threatened him.


Morganton's Mayor Elias Smith is understandably worried and turns to the federal government for assistance. [[LeadPoliceDetective Chief Inspector]] [[TheHero John Strock]] is sent from Washington to get to the bottom of things. Or, rather, the top. Of the Eyrie, that is. He, Smith and some guides make a failed attempt to scale the pinnacle and have to return empty handed. [[DrivingQuestion What is up there]]? Strock returns to Washington and receives a threatening letter, posted from Morganton, warning him stay away from the Eyrie. The writer is identified only by the initials "M.O.W."

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Morganton's Mayor Elias Smith is understandably worried and turns to the federal government for assistance. [[LeadPoliceDetective Chief Inspector]] [[TheHero John Strock]] is sent from Washington to get to the bottom of things. Or, rather, the top. Of the Eyrie, that is. He, Smith and some guides make a failed attempt to scale the pinnacle and have to return empty handed. [[DrivingQuestion What is up there]]? Strock returns to Washington and receives a threatening letter, posted from Morganton, warning him to stay away from the Eyrie. The writer is identified only by the initials "M.O.W."


A 1904 thriller by Creator/JulesVerne, serving as a sequel to Verne's earlier novel [[spoiler: ''Literature/RoburTheConqueror'']]. A mysterious "something" is causing explosions and mysterious lights at the top of a mountain in North Carolina called the Great Eyrie, near the town of Morganton.

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A 1904 thriller by Creator/JulesVerne, serving as a sequel StealthSequel to Verne's earlier novel [[spoiler: ''Literature/RoburTheConqueror'']]. A mysterious "something" is causing explosions and mysterious lights at the top of a mountain in North Carolina called the Great Eyrie, near the town of Morganton.


* Sudden Name Change: If you remember Tom Turner from [[spoiler:the Verne novel ''Literature/RoburTheConqueror'']], you'll wonder why he's referred to as ''John'' Turner here.

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* Sudden Name Change: SuddenNameChange: If you remember Tom Turner from [[spoiler:the Verne novel ''Literature/RoburTheConqueror'']], you'll wonder why he's referred to as ''John'' Turner here.

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* Sudden Name Change: If you remember Tom Turner from [[spoiler:the Verne novel ''Literature/RoburTheConqueror'']], you'll wonder why he's referred to as ''John'' Turner here.


* OneSteveLimit: Averted. Not only is Strock's first name John, but there is also [[spoiler:Robur's right-hand man [[TheDragon John Turner]]]] as well as one of Strock's fellow police officers, John Hart.

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* OneSteveLimit: Averted. Not only is Strock's first name John, but there is also [[spoiler:Robur's right-hand man [[TheDragon John Turner]]]] as well as one of Strock's fellow police officers, John Hart. However since all of the characters are on a LastNameBasis, it never becomes confusing which John is which.


* OneSteveLimit: Averted. Not only is Strock's first name John, but there is also [[spoiler:Robur's right-hand [[TheDragon John Turner]]]] as well as one of Strock's fellow police officers, John Hart.

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* OneSteveLimit: Averted. Not only is Strock's first name John, but there is also [[spoiler:Robur's right-hand man [[TheDragon John Turner]]]] as well as one of Strock's fellow police officers, John Hart.


* OneSteveLimit: Averted. Not only is Strock's first name John, but there is also [[spoiler:Robur's right-hand [[TheDragon John Turner]]]] as well as one of Strock's fellow police officers.

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* OneSteveLimit: Averted. Not only is Strock's first name John, but there is also [[spoiler:Robur's right-hand [[TheDragon John Turner]]]] as well as one of Strock's fellow police officers.officers, John Hart.


Strock's superior Mr. Ward assigns him to a very bizarre case. It seems someone has been terrorizing the country using a "tri-phibian" vehicle called the ''Terror'', which can, at will, go on land as a car, in the sea as a submarine and in the air as an airship, transforming effortlessly between all three. It's going to be Strock's job to discover who is doing this and why. He quickly makes the connection between this vehicle and the incident at the Eyrie, realizing it was the ''Terror'''s commander who threatened him. An attempt to arrest the crew of the ''Terror'' near Lake Erie ends with one of Strock's men wounded by gunfire, and Strock himself tangled in the mooring line and dragged after the escaping ''Terror'' when its crew flees the authorities. Strock blacks out and thinks he has drowned...

...only to later awaken safe and sound in a cabin on board, having been rescued by the criminals for some unknown reason. But now he is a prisoner on board the mysterious vessel! Who is the ''Terror'''s mysterious inventor and commander, and what dire plans does he have for the captive policeman>

It was adapted into a [[Film/MasterOfTheWorld film]] starring Creator/CharlesBronson (as Strock) and Creator/VincentPrice (as [[spoiler:Robur]]).

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Strock's superior Mr. Ward assigns him to a very bizarre another, seemingly unrelated case. It seems someone calling himself the "Master of the World" has been terrorizing the country using a "tri-phibian" vehicle called the ''Terror'', which can, at will, go on land as a car, in the sea as a submarine and in the air as an airship, transforming effortlessly between all three. It's going to be Strock's job to discover who is doing this and why. He quickly makes the connection between this vehicle and the incident at the Eyrie, realizing it was the ''Terror'''s commander who threatened him. him.

An attempt to arrest the crew of the ''Terror'' near Lake Erie ends with one of Strock's men wounded by gunfire, and Strock himself tangled in the mooring line and dragged after the escaping ''Terror'' when its crew flees the authorities. Strock blacks out and thinks he has drowned...

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drowned... only to later awaken safe and sound in a cabin on board, having been rescued by the criminals for some unknown reason. But now he is a prisoner on board the mysterious vessel! Who is the ''Terror'''s mysterious inventor and commander, and what dire plans does he have for the captive policeman>

policeman?

It was adapted into a [[Film/MasterOfTheWorld film]] starring Creator/CharlesBronson (as Strock) and Creator/VincentPrice (as [[spoiler:Robur]]).
Creator/VincentPrice.


A 1904 thriller by Creator/JulesVerne, serving as a sequel to Verne's earlier novel [[spoiler: ''Literature/RoburTheConqueror'']]. [[LeadPoliceDetective Chief Inspector]] John Strock is faced with a series of baffling, almost supernatural-seeming phenomena... only to discover that it all connects to a sinister new invention called the ''Terror'' and a mysterious MadScientist who calls himself "the Master of the World." Manhunts and perils ensue. It was adapted into a [[Film/MasterOfTheWorld film]] starring Creator/CharlesBronson (as Strock) and Creator/VincentPrice (as [[spoiler:Robur]]).

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A 1904 thriller by Creator/JulesVerne, serving as a sequel to Verne's earlier novel [[spoiler: ''Literature/RoburTheConqueror'']]. A mysterious "something" is causing explosions and mysterious lights at the top of a mountain in North Carolina called the Great Eyrie, near the town of Morganton.

Morganton's Mayor Elias Smith is understandably worried and turns to the federal government for assistance.
[[LeadPoliceDetective Chief Inspector]] [[TheHero John Strock]] is sent from Washington to get to the bottom of things. Or, rather, the top. Of the Eyrie, that is. He, Smith and some guides make a failed attempt to scale the pinnacle and have to return empty handed. [[DrivingQuestion What is up there]]? Strock returns to Washington and receives a threatening letter, posted from Morganton, warning him stay away from the Eyrie. The writer is faced with a series of baffling, almost supernatural-seeming phenomena... identified only by the initials "M.O.W."

Strock's superior Mr. Ward assigns him to a very bizarre case. It seems someone has been terrorizing the country using a "tri-phibian" vehicle called the ''Terror'', which can, at will, go on land as a car, in the sea as a submarine and in the air as an airship, transforming effortlessly between all three. It's going to be Strock's job
to discover that who is doing this and why. He quickly makes the connection between this vehicle and the incident at the Eyrie, realizing it all connects was the ''Terror'''s commander who threatened him. An attempt to a sinister new invention called arrest the crew of the ''Terror'' near Lake Erie ends with one of Strock's men wounded by gunfire, and Strock himself tangled in the mooring line and dragged after the escaping ''Terror'' when its crew flees the authorities. Strock blacks out and thinks he has drowned...

...only to later awaken safe and sound in
a cabin on board, having been rescued by the criminals for some unknown reason. But now he is a prisoner on board the mysterious MadScientist who calls himself "the Master of vessel! Who is the World." Manhunts ''Terror'''s mysterious inventor and perils ensue. commander, and what dire plans does he have for the captive policeman>

It was adapted into a [[Film/MasterOfTheWorld film]] starring Creator/CharlesBronson (as Strock) and Creator/VincentPrice (as [[spoiler:Robur]]).


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* TheDragon: [[spoiler:John Turner]], the ''Terror'''s first mate.

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* TheDragon: [[spoiler:John Turner]], Turner, another returning character from ''Robur the ''Terror'''s first mate.Conqueror'']].


* OldRetainer: Strock's housekeeper, Grad, has been in the family for years.

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* OldRetainer: Strock's housekeeper, Grad, housekeeper has been in the family for years.

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