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* CanonDiscontinuity: The events in the book are implied to have happened in BroadStrokes after Pitt's children reveal themelves in ''Valhalla Rising'', because Pitt and Summer never have sex in their limited screentime together in the book. If not, the storyline would gain [[ChildByRape completely different overtones]], as in every scene in which he could had gotten Summer pregnant, [[DudeShesLikeInAComa one of the two was unconscious all the time]]. One possibility out of two: [[spoiler: when Dirk carried Summer back to his hotel room and joked about raping her while she was out cold, he wasn't joking; or, alternately, when Dirk fell unconscious in Summer's room in the submerged island, she quickly raped him before alerting anyone.]]

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* CanonDiscontinuity: The events in the book are implied to have happened in BroadStrokes after Pitt's children reveal themelves in ''Valhalla Rising'', because Pitt and Summer never have sex in their limited screentime together in the book. If not, the storyline would gain [[ChildByRape completely different overtones]], as in every scene in which he could had gotten Summer pregnant, [[DudeShesLikeInAComa one of the two was unconscious all the time]]. One possibility out of two: [[spoiler: when Dirk carried Summer back to his hotel room and joked about raping her while she was out cold, he wasn't joking; or, alternately, when Dirk fell unconscious in Summer's room in the submerged island, she quickly raped him before alerting anyone.]]]] In hindsight, considering that Pitt's love interest in ''Dragon'' has sex with him explicitly while he is sleeping, those speculations might be exactly what Cussler meant about Pitt and Summer.


* EyesOfGold: Delphi [[spoiler:and his father]]. It isn't clear whether they are real gold eyes or just contact lenses as Pitt says.



* SupervillainLair Delphi's Kanoli, an underwater mountain.

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* SupervillainLair SupernaturalGoldEyes: Delphi [[spoiler:and his father]]. It isn't clear whether they are real gold eyes or just contact lenses as Pitt says.
* SupervillainLair:
Delphi's Kanoli, an underwater mountain.


A young U.S. Air Force and National Underwater and Marine Agency officer named Dirk Pitt is enjoying a lazy day on a secluded Oahu beach at Ka'ena Point when he spots a bright yellow container just past the breakers. After catching it in a dangerous swim, Pitt discovers it is the last message of the USS ''Starbuck'', the Navy's last high-tech submarine, which disappeared on the sea in strange circumstances. After being revealed that the submarine fell prey of the "Pacific Vortex", an area of the ocean north of the Hawaiian Islands where ships have been disappearing for more than 30 years, Pitt will be involved in a government project to recover the submarine. He will have to face deep sea mysteries, ghosts of the past, strange intelligences, and worse than all, love.

Despite its doubtful canon status, the book was later welded to the series's continuity in the 2001 book ''Valhalla Rising''.

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A young U.S. Air Force and National Underwater and Marine Agency officer named Dirk Pitt is enjoying a lazy day on a secluded Oahu beach at Ka'ena Point when he spots a bright yellow container just past the breakers. After catching it in a dangerous swim, Pitt discovers it is the last message of the USS ''Starbuck'', the Navy's last high-tech submarine, which disappeared on the sea in strange circumstances. After being revealed that the submarine fell prey of the "Pacific Vortex", an area of the ocean north of the Hawaiian Islands where ships have been disappearing vanishing for more than 30 years, Pitt will be involved in a government project to recover the submarine. He will have to face deep sea mysteries, ghosts of the past, strange intelligences, and worse than all, love.

Despite its doubtful canon status, the book was later welded to the series's (admittedly loose) continuity in the 2001 book ''Valhalla Rising''.



* AquaticMook: Kanoli mooks are an interesting example, as they are men surgically modified to be able to breathe underwater who wield small UsefulNotes/AirGuns and wear no more gear than green shorts.
* AmbiguousSituation: Pitt acusses Delphi of brainwashing his men into obedience, and later the baddie stares deeply at Pitt's eyes with his own yellow eyes in what Pitt calls hypnosis. It's difficult to say if Delphi was really attempting to hypnotize Pitt or he was just very angry and trying to psych him out.
* ArtificialGill: Delphi's mooks are surgically equipped with artifical gills invented by Moran's scientists, which allow them to breathe for a time underwater without heavier gear. The things are described as apparently small devices grafted to the sides of their chests.
* ArtisticLicenseBiology: Delphi's men carry their Roblemann artificial gills grafted to the sides of their ribcages. In real life, if it was needed to surgically attach such gadget to a human respiratory system, it would be smarter to place it in the user's neck, not in his torso. Not only due to the risks of pumping pure oxygen directly to the lungs, but also because a graft placed between the ribs would probably interfere with the chest muscle movement needed to breath.

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* AquaticMook: Kanoli Delphi's mooks are an interesting example, as they are men surgically modified to be able to breathe underwater who wield small UsefulNotes/AirGuns and wear no more gear than green shorts.
* AmbiguousSituation: Pitt acusses Delphi of brainwashing his men into obedience, and later the baddie stares deeply at Pitt's eyes with his own yellow eyes in what Pitt calls hypnosis. It's difficult to say if unknown whether Delphi was really attempting to hypnotize Pitt or he was just very angry and trying to psych him out.
* ArtificialGill: Delphi's mooks are surgically equipped with artifical gills invented by Moran's scientists, which allow them to breathe for a time underwater without any heavier gear. The things are described as apparently small devices grafted to the sides of their chests.
* ArtisticLicenseBiology: Delphi's men carry their Roblemann artificial gills grafted to the sides of their ribcages. In real life, if it was needed to surgically attach such gadget to a human respiratory system, it would be smarter to place it in the user's neck, not in his torso. Not only due to the risks of pumping pure oxygen air directly to the lungs, lungs (we have tracheea and larynx for something), but also because a graft placed between the ribs would probably interfere with the chest muscle movement needed to breath.



* TheDragon: Though not on screen due to her low number of apparitions, it's assumed that Summer is Delphi's second in command. [[spoiler:At least until her HighHeelFaceTurn.]]
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Despite its posterior release, this was the first Dirk Pitt story written by Cussler, and thus features a number of unusual elements compared to the posterior continuity. Instead of his classic Colt 45, Pitt uses an anachronistic Mauser C-96 of all things, while Giordino loses a pinkie, a scar that takes only one installment in the series to be forgotten. Also, the book features a character named Leigh Hunt(er), but he is an important character and not a background note as in later Hunts.

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* TheDragon: Though not on screen onscreen due to her low number of apparitions, how little she actually appears, it's assumed that Summer is Delphi's second in command. [[spoiler:At least until her HighHeelFaceTurn.]]
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Despite its posterior release, this was the first Dirk Pitt story written by Cussler, and thus features a number of unusual elements compared to the posterior continuity. Instead of his classic Colt 45, For instance, Pitt uses an anachronistic Mauser C-96 of all things, things instead of his classic Colt 45, while Giordino loses a pinkie, a scar pinkie that takes only one installment is never mentioned again in (except by the next book in the series to be forgotten. series, ''The Mediterranean Caper''). Also, while the book features a character named Leigh Hunt(er), Hunt(er) as accustomed, but he is an important character and not a background note as in later Hunts.



** In a ship matter, the ''Martha Ann'' was clearly the prototype of the ''Oregon'' in Cussler's mind. It only lacks her weapon system and magnetohydrodinamic engines.

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** In a ship matter, the ''Martha Ann'' was clearly the prototype of the ''Oregon'' in Cussler's mind. It She only lacks her weapon system and magnetohydrodinamic engines.



* FingerInABarrel: Near the end, [[spoiler:Al Giordino]] [[{{Fingore}} sacrifices a pinkie]] to prevent [[spoiler:Delphi from shooting Dirk.]] This instance features both the real life and the TV effects of the trope: it destroys his finger (albeit in a unrealistically clean fashion), but also causes the gun to explode and kill the gunman.
* FromDressToDressing: After the last battle in the crumbling mountain, Pitt bandages Giordino's wounded hand with his own swimming trunks, reamining himself naked until they are rescued.
* GeneralRipper: Admiral Leigh Hunter is a naval example.
* HardDrinkingPartyGirl: Rather extreme example with Adrian Hunter, who is basically a NEET who only lives to party and get around.

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* FingerInABarrel: Near the end, [[spoiler:Al Giordino]] [[{{Fingore}} sacrifices a pinkie]] to prevent [[spoiler:Delphi from shooting Dirk.]] This Interestingly, this instance features both the real life and the TV effects of the trope: it destroys his finger (albeit in a unrealistically clean fashion), fashion) but also causes the gun to explode and kill the gunman.
* FromDressToDressing: After the last battle in the crumbling mountain, Pitt bandages Giordino's wounded hand with his own swimming trunks, reamining himself thus remaining naked until they are rescued.
* GeneralRipper: Admiral Leigh Hunter is a naval Navy example.
* HardDrinkingPartyGirl: Rather extreme example with Adrian Hunter, who is basically a NEET who explicitly only lives to party and get around.



* HoneyTrap: Summer, though Pitt notes that not a particulary well set one. Still, it is mostly successful, and it's only her lack of subtlety at the climax of her plan what foils it.
* HollywoodTactics: Both the bad and good guys fall on this. Kanoli's trademark strategy is creating artificial mist and sending an [[ZergRush enormously huge but otherwise poorly equipped contingent]] to board the enemy ships in the hope to subdue their crews by surprise and sheer numbers. At the end, they only have success in making the ''Martha Ann'' retreat because her crew, being barely better equipped and obviously much less numerous, cannot repel a boarding party of that size.

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* HoneyTrap: Summer, though Summer was one for Pitt [[spoiler:who she believed to be Orl Cinana]]. Pitt notes that it not to be a particulary well set one. Still, one, but it actually works nicely, and it is mostly successful, and it's only her lack of subtlety at the climax of her plan what foils it.
the plan.
* HollywoodTactics: Both the bad and good guys fall on this. Kanoli's trademark general strategy is composed of just creating artificial mist and sending an [[ZergRush enormously huge but otherwise poorly equipped contingent]] to board the enemy ships party]] in the hope to subdue hopes of subduing their crews by surprise and sheer numbers. At the end, end of the day, they only have success in succeed at making the ''Martha Ann'' retreat because her crew, being barely better equipped and obviously much less numerous, cannot repel a boarding party of that size.



* LoinCloth: The standard attire of Delphi's men is either this or shorts. This is justified because they live under the sea and have to dive quite often, but it's notable that they don't bother with protective gear or even diving fins. Even Summer seems to favor the minimum clothing possible while in Kanoli.

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* LoinCloth: The standard attire of Delphi's men is either this or shorts. shorts, depending on the scene. This is isvaguely justified because they live under the sea and have to dive quite often, but it's it is notable that they don't bother with protective gear or even diving fins. Even Summer seems to favor the minimum amount of clothing possible while in Kanoli.



* ThePlace

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* ThePlaceThePlace: In the Spanish edition, the book is renamed ''The Pacific's Triangle''.



* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Burdette Denver to Gunn, which is explained because they are cousins.

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* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Burdette Denver to Gunn, which is partially explained because they are cousins.



* UnderwaterBase: Kanoli, though it is a more realistic example than most of fictional representations, as is essentially an ElaborateUndergroundBase which happens to be underwater.

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* UnderwaterBase: Kanoli, though it is a more realistic example than most of fictional representations, as it is essentially an ElaborateUndergroundBase which just happens to be underwater.


* AquaticMook: Kanoli mooks are an interesting-looking example, as they are men surgically modified to be able to breathe underwater who wield small UsefulNotes/AirGuns and wear no more gear than green shorts.

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* AquaticMook: Kanoli mooks are an interesting-looking interesting example, as they are men surgically modified to be able to breathe underwater who wield small UsefulNotes/AirGuns and wear no more gear than green shorts.



* ArtisticLicenseBiology: Delphi's men carry their Roblemann artificial gills grafted to the sides of their ribcages. In real life, if it was needed to surgically attach such gadget to a human respiratory system, it would be smarter to place it in the user's neck, not in his torso. Not only because the risks of pumping pure oxygen directly to the lungs, but also because two implants between the ribs would probably interfere with the chest muscle movement needed to breath.
* AuthorAppeal: The sea, ancient archaeology, old cars, beautiful women, chances to wear little to no clothing... Yep, a Clive Cussler work.

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* ArtisticLicenseBiology: Delphi's men carry their Roblemann artificial gills grafted to the sides of their ribcages. In real life, if it was needed to surgically attach such gadget to a human respiratory system, it would be smarter to place it in the user's neck, not in his torso. Not only because due to the risks of pumping pure oxygen directly to the lungs, but also because two implants a graft placed between the ribs would probably interfere with the chest muscle movement needed to breath.
* AuthorAppeal: The sea, ancient archaeology, old cars, beautiful women, chances to wear little to no clothing...clothing in front of people... Yep, a Clive Cussler work.



* DesignatedGirlFight: Adrian Hunter and Summer have one [[spoiler:to remove the former from Summer's HoneyTrap on Pitt, or at least the guy she thinks Pitt is,]] though it happens entirely offscreen.

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* DesignatedGirlFight: Adrian Hunter and Summer have one [[spoiler:to [[spoiler:in order to remove the former from Summer's HoneyTrap on Pitt, or at least the guy she thinks Pitt is,]] though it happens entirely offscreen.



* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Despite its posterior release, this was the first Dirk Pitt story written by Cussler, and thus features a number of unusual elements compared to the posterior continuity. Instead of his classic Colt 45, Pitt uses an anachronistic Mauser C-96 of all things, while Giordino loses a pinkie, a scar that takes only one installment in the series to be forgotten.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Despite its posterior release, this was the first Dirk Pitt story written by Cussler, and thus features a number of unusual elements compared to the posterior continuity. Instead of his classic Colt 45, Pitt uses an anachronistic Mauser C-96 of all things, while Giordino loses a pinkie, a scar that takes only one installment in the series to be forgotten. Also, the book features a character named Leigh Hunt(er), but he is an important character and not a background note as in later Hunts.



* FromDressToDressing: After the last battle in the crumbling mountain, Pitt bandages Giordino's wounded hand with his own swimming trunks, reamining himself naked until they are rescued.



* HollywoodTactics: Both the bad and good guys fall on this. Kanoli's trademark tactics are composed of creating artificial mist and sending an [[ZergRush enormously huge but otherwise poorly equipped contingent]] to board the enemy ships, hoping to subdue their crews by surprise and sheer numbers. At the end, they only have success in making the ''Martha Ann'' retreat because her crew, being barely better equipped and obviously much less numerous, cannot repel a boarding party of that size.

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* HollywoodTactics: Both the bad and good guys fall on this. Kanoli's trademark tactics are composed of strategy is creating artificial mist and sending an [[ZergRush enormously huge but otherwise poorly equipped contingent]] to board the enemy ships, hoping ships in the hope to subdue their crews by surprise and sheer numbers. At the end, they only have success in making the ''Martha Ann'' retreat because her crew, being barely better equipped and obviously much less numerous, cannot repel a boarding party of that size.



* OddlySmallOrganization: Inverted. For such a necessarily secretive organization like Delphi's men, they have [[WeHaveReserves quite impressive reserves]] stationed on Kanoli: only their first boarding party is composed by 200 guys. Where and how you can maintain such an army under the sea is brought as a point, but never answered comfortably.

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* OddlySmallOrganization: Inverted. For such a necessarily secretive organization like Delphi's men, they have Delphi's, it has [[WeHaveReserves quite impressive reserves]] stationed on Kanoli: only their first boarding party is composed by over 200 guys. Where and how you can maintain such an army under the sea is brought up as a point, but never answered comfortably.



* RedemptionEqualsDeath: Although [[spoiler:Summer ended up saving Pitt's life multiple times, she chose to die with her father at the end.]]

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* RedemptionEqualsDeath: Although [[spoiler:Summer ended up saving saves Pitt's life multiple times, she chose chooses to die with her father at the end.]]


* ArtisticLicenseBiology: Delphi's men carry their Roblemann artificial gills grafted to the sides of their ribcages. In real life, if it was needed to surgically attach such gadget to a human respiratory system, it would be smarter to place it in the user's neck, not in his torso. Not only because the risks of pumping oxygen directly to the lungs, but also because two implants between the ribs would probably interfere with the chest muscle movement needed to breath.
* AuthorAppeal: The sea, ancient archaeology, old cars, beautiful women, chances to little to no clothing... Yep, a Clive Cussler work.

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* ArtisticLicenseBiology: Delphi's men carry their Roblemann artificial gills grafted to the sides of their ribcages. In real life, if it was needed to surgically attach such gadget to a human respiratory system, it would be smarter to place it in the user's neck, not in his torso. Not only because the risks of pumping pure oxygen directly to the lungs, but also because two implants between the ribs would probably interfere with the chest muscle movement needed to breath.
* AuthorAppeal: The sea, ancient archaeology, old cars, beautiful women, chances to wear little to no clothing... Yep, a Clive Cussler work.



* CanonDiscontinuity: The events in the book are implied to have happened in BroadStrokes after Pitt's children reveal themelves in ''Valhalla Rising'', because Pitt and Summer never have sex in their limited screentime together in the book. If not, the storyline would gain [[ChildByRape completely different overtones]], as in every scene in which he could had gotten Summer pregnant, [[DudeShesLikeInAComa one of the two was unconscious all the time]]. One possibility out of two: [[spoiler: when Dirk carried Summer back to his hotel room and joked about raping her while she was out cold, he wasn't joking; or, alternately, when Dirk fell unconscious in Summers' room in the submerged island, she raped him before alerting anyone.]]

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* CanonDiscontinuity: The events in the book are implied to have happened in BroadStrokes after Pitt's children reveal themelves in ''Valhalla Rising'', because Pitt and Summer never have sex in their limited screentime together in the book. If not, the storyline would gain [[ChildByRape completely different overtones]], as in every scene in which he could had gotten Summer pregnant, [[DudeShesLikeInAComa one of the two was unconscious all the time]]. One possibility out of two: [[spoiler: when Dirk carried Summer back to his hotel room and joked about raping her while she was out cold, he wasn't joking; or, alternately, when Dirk fell unconscious in Summers' Summer's room in the submerged island, she quickly raped him before alerting anyone.]]



* HollywoodTactics: Both the bad and good guys fall on this. Kanoli's trademark tactics are composed of creating artificial mist and sending an [[ZergRush enormously huge but otherwise poorly equipped contingent]] to board the enemy ships, hoping that confusion and numbers alone are enough to subdue their crews. At the end, they only have success in making the ''Martha Ann'' retreat because her crew, being barely better equipped and obviously much less numerous, cannot repel a boarding party of that size.

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* HollywoodTactics: Both the bad and good guys fall on this. Kanoli's trademark tactics are composed of creating artificial mist and sending an [[ZergRush enormously huge but otherwise poorly equipped contingent]] to board the enemy ships, hoping that confusion and numbers alone are enough to subdue their crews.crews by surprise and sheer numbers. At the end, they only have success in making the ''Martha Ann'' retreat because her crew, being barely better equipped and obviously much less numerous, cannot repel a boarding party of that size.



* OddlySmallOrganization: Inverted. For such a necessarily secretive organization like Delphi's men, they have [[WeHaveReserves quite impressive reserves]] stationed on Kanoli: only their first boarding party is composed by 200 guys. Where and how you can maintain such an army under the sea is brought as a point, but never answered confortably.

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* OddlySmallOrganization: Inverted. For such a necessarily secretive organization like Delphi's men, they have [[WeHaveReserves quite impressive reserves]] stationed on Kanoli: only their first boarding party is composed by 200 guys. Where and how you can maintain such an army under the sea is brought as a point, but never answered confortably.comfortably.



* SacrificialLion: Liutenant Marsh.

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* SacrificialLion: Liutenant Lieutenant Marsh.



* UnderwaterBase: Kanoli, though it is a more realistic example than most of fictional representations, as is esentially an ElaborateUndergroundBase which happens to be underwater.

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* UnderwaterBase: Kanoli, though it is a more realistic example than most of fictional representations, as is esentially essentially an ElaborateUndergroundBase which happens to be underwater.


* ArtificialGill: Delphi's mooks are surgically equipped with artifical gills invented by Moran's scientists, which allow them to breathe for a time underwater without heavier gear. The things are described as apparently small devices grafted to the sides of their chests.



* {{Cyborg}}: Downplayed. Delphi's mooks are surgically equipped with artifical gills invented by Moran's scientists, which allow them to breathe for a time underwater without heavier gear. The things are described as apparently small devices grafted to the sides of their chests.


''Raise the Titanic!'' is an early novel by Creator/CliveCussler. It was published in 1983 as the sixth book in the Literature/DirkPittAdventures series, although under the premise of being the first Pitt book written by Cussler and thus the franchise's seminal episode. Cussler attributes its publishing to a great deal of pressure from his friends, family and publisher, and considers it somewhat of a curiosity among his works.

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''Raise the Titanic!'' ''Pacific Vortex'' is an early novel by Creator/CliveCussler. It was published in 1983 as the sixth book in the Literature/DirkPittAdventures series, although under the premise of being the first Pitt book written by Cussler and thus the franchise's seminal episode. Cussler attributes its publishing to a great deal of pressure from his friends, family and publisher, and considers it somewhat of a curiosity among his works.


Despite its doubtful canon status, the book was later welded to the series's continuity in the 2003 book ''Trojan Odyssey''.

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Despite its doubtful canon status, the book was later welded to the series's continuity in the 2003 2001 book ''Trojan Odyssey''.
''Valhalla Rising''.



* ArtisticLicenseBiology: Delphi's men carry their Roblemann artificial gills grafted to the sides of their ribcages. In real life, if it was needed to surgically attach such gadget to a human respiratory system, it would be smarter to place it in the user's neck, not directly in his lungs.

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* ArtisticLicenseBiology: Delphi's men carry their Roblemann artificial gills grafted to the sides of their ribcages. In real life, if it was needed to surgically attach such gadget to a human respiratory system, it would be smarter to place it in the user's neck, not in his torso. Not only because the risks of pumping oxygen directly in his lungs.to the lungs, but also because two implants between the ribs would probably interfere with the chest muscle movement needed to breath.
* AuthorAppeal: The sea, ancient archaeology, old cars, beautiful women, chances to little to no clothing... Yep, a Clive Cussler work.



* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Delphi and his ]]

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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Delphi is killed and his organization is destroyed, effectively ending the Pacific Vortex, but Summer is dead too, leaving Dirk heartbroken.]]
* CanonDiscontinuity: The events in the book are implied to have happened in BroadStrokes after Pitt's children reveal themelves in ''Valhalla Rising'', because Pitt and Summer never have sex in their limited screentime together in the book. If not, the storyline would gain [[ChildByRape completely different overtones]], as in every scene in which he could had gotten Summer pregnant, [[DudeShesLikeInAComa one of the two was unconscious all the time]]. One possibility out of two: [[spoiler: when Dirk carried Summer back to his hotel room and joked about raping her while she was out cold, he wasn't joking; or, alternately, when Dirk fell unconscious in Summers' room in the submerged island, she raped him before alerting anyone.
]]



* {{Cyborg}}: Downplayed. Delphi's mooks are surgically equipped with artifical gills invented by Moran's scientists, which allow them to breathe for a time underwater without heavier gear. The things are described as apparently small devices grafted to the sides of their chests, though it's probable the divers hold more machinery inside their ribcages.

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* {{Cyborg}}: Downplayed. Delphi's mooks are surgically equipped with artifical gills invented by Moran's scientists, which allow them to breathe for a time underwater without heavier gear. The things are described as apparently small devices grafted to the sides of their chests, though it's probable the divers hold more machinery inside their ribcages.chests.



* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Despite its posterior release, this was the first Dirk Pitt story written by Cussler, and thus features a number of unusual elements compared to the posterior continuity. Instead of his classic Colt 45, Pitt uses an anachronistic Mauser C-96 of all things; Giordino loses a pinkie, a scar that only lasts an installment in the series to be forgotten.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Despite its posterior release, this was the first Dirk Pitt story written by Cussler, and thus features a number of unusual elements compared to the posterior continuity. Instead of his classic Colt 45, Pitt uses an anachronistic Mauser C-96 of all things; things, while Giordino loses a pinkie, a scar that takes only lasts an one installment in the series to be forgotten.



* LoinCloth: The standard attire of Delphi's men is either this or shorts. This is justified because they live under the sea and have to dive quite often, but it's notable that they don't bother with protective gear or even diving fins. Even Summer seems to favor the minimum clothing possible while in Kanoli.



* ThePlace



* ThePlace

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* ThePlaceTapOnTheHead


A young U.S. Air Force and National Underwater and Marine Agency officer named Dirk Pitt is enjoying a lazy day on a secluded Oahu beach at Ka'ena Point when he spots a bright yellow container just past the breakers. After catching it in a dangerous swim, Pitt discovers it is the last message of the USS ''Starbuck'', the Navy's last high-tech submarine, which disappeared on the sea in strange circumstances. After being revealed that the submarine fell prey of the "Pacific Vortex", an area of the ocean north of the Hawaiian Islands where ships have been disappearing for more than 30 years, Pitt will be involved in a government project to recover the submarine.

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A young U.S. Air Force and National Underwater and Marine Agency officer named Dirk Pitt is enjoying a lazy day on a secluded Oahu beach at Ka'ena Point when he spots a bright yellow container just past the breakers. After catching it in a dangerous swim, Pitt discovers it is the last message of the USS ''Starbuck'', the Navy's last high-tech submarine, which disappeared on the sea in strange circumstances. After being revealed that the submarine fell prey of the "Pacific Vortex", an area of the ocean north of the Hawaiian Islands where ships have been disappearing for more than 30 years, Pitt will be involved in a government project to recover the submarine.
submarine. He will have to face deep sea mysteries, ghosts of the past, strange intelligences, and worse than all, love.

Despite its doubtful canon status, the book was later welded to the series's continuity in the 2003 book ''Trojan Odyssey''.



* ArtisticLicenseBiology: Delphi's men carry their Roblemann artificial gills grafted to the sides of their ribcages. In real life, if it was needed to surgically attach such gadget to a human respiratory system, it would be smarter to place it in the user's neck, not directly in his lungs.



* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Delphi and his ]]



* {{Cyborg}}: Downplayed. Delphi's mooks are surgically equipped with artifical gills invented by Moran's scientists, which allow them to breathe for a time underwater without heavier gear. The things are described as small devices grafted to the sides of their chests, though they probably hold more machinery inside their ribcages.
* DesignatedGirlFight: Adrian Hunter and Summer have one off screen [[spoiler:to remove the former from Summer's HoneyTrap on Pitt, or at least the guy she thinks Pitt is.]]

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* {{Cyborg}}: Downplayed. Delphi's mooks are surgically equipped with artifical gills invented by Moran's scientists, which allow them to breathe for a time underwater without heavier gear. The things are described as apparently small devices grafted to the sides of their chests, though they probably it's probable the divers hold more machinery inside their ribcages.
* DesignatedGirlFight: Adrian Hunter and Summer have one off screen [[spoiler:to remove the former from Summer's HoneyTrap on Pitt, or at least the guy she thinks Pitt is.]]is,]] though it happens entirely offscreen.



* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Despite its posterior release, this was the first Dirk Pitt story written by Cussler, and thus features a number of unusual elements compared to the late continuity. In one of the most egregious, instead of his classic Colt 45, Pitt uses an anachronistic Mauser C-96 of all things.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Despite its posterior release, this was the first Dirk Pitt story written by Cussler, and thus features a number of unusual elements compared to the late posterior continuity. In one of the most egregious, instead Instead of his classic Colt 45, Pitt uses an anachronistic Mauser C-96 of all things.things; Giordino loses a pinkie, a scar that only lasts an installment in the series to be forgotten.
* ExcitedShowTitle



* FingerInABarrel: Near the end, [[spoiler:Al Giordino]] [[{{Fingore}} sacrifices a pinkie]] to [[spoiler:prevent Delphi from shooting Dirk.]]

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* FingerInABarrel: Near the end, [[spoiler:Al Giordino]] [[{{Fingore}} sacrifices a pinkie]] to [[spoiler:prevent Delphi prevent [[spoiler:Delphi from shooting Dirk.]]]] This instance features both the real life and the TV effects of the trope: it destroys his finger (albeit in a unrealistically clean fashion), but also causes the gun to explode and kill the gunman.


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* HardDrinkingPartyGirl: Rather extreme example with Adrian Hunter, who is basically a NEET who only lives to party and get around.

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''Raise the Titanic!'' is an early novel by Creator/CliveCussler. It was published in 1983 as the sixth book in the Literature/DirkPittAdventures series, although under the premise of being the first Pitt book written by Cussler and thus the franchise's seminal episode. Cussler attributes its publishing to a great deal of pressure from his friends, family and publisher, and considers it somewhat of a curiosity among his works.

A young U.S. Air Force and National Underwater and Marine Agency officer named Dirk Pitt is enjoying a lazy day on a secluded Oahu beach at Ka'ena Point when he spots a bright yellow container just past the breakers. After catching it in a dangerous swim, Pitt discovers it is the last message of the USS ''Starbuck'', the Navy's last high-tech submarine, which disappeared on the sea in strange circumstances. After being revealed that the submarine fell prey of the "Pacific Vortex", an area of the ocean north of the Hawaiian Islands where ships have been disappearing for more than 30 years, Pitt will be involved in a government project to recover the submarine.

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!!This book provides examples of:
* AquaticMook: Kanoli mooks are an interesting-looking example, as they are men surgically modified to be able to breathe underwater who wield small UsefulNotes/AirGuns and wear no more gear than green shorts.
* AmbiguousSituation: Pitt acusses Delphi of brainwashing his men into obedience, and later the baddie stares deeply at Pitt's eyes with his own yellow eyes in what Pitt calls hypnosis. It's difficult to say if Delphi was really attempting to hypnotize Pitt or he was just very angry and trying to psych him out.
* BigBad: Delphi, [[spoiler:also known as Frederick Moran Jr.]]
* CollapsingLair: Kanoli ends being destroyed at the end.
* {{Cyborg}}: Downplayed. Delphi's mooks are surgically equipped with artifical gills invented by Moran's scientists, which allow them to breathe for a time underwater without heavier gear. The things are described as small devices grafted to the sides of their chests, though they probably hold more machinery inside their ribcages.
* DesignatedGirlFight: Adrian Hunter and Summer have one off screen [[spoiler:to remove the former from Summer's HoneyTrap on Pitt, or at least the guy she thinks Pitt is.]]
* TheDragon: Though not on screen due to her low number of apparitions, it's assumed that Summer is Delphi's second in command. [[spoiler:At least until her HighHeelFaceTurn.]]
* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Despite its posterior release, this was the first Dirk Pitt story written by Cussler, and thus features a number of unusual elements compared to the late continuity. In one of the most egregious, instead of his classic Colt 45, Pitt uses an anachronistic Mauser C-96 of all things.
* {{Expy}}:
** Burdette Denver is acknowledged in-universe to be one to his cousin Rudi Gunn, and he fulfills the same role. Does not qualify out of universe, interestingly, because the character of Gunn didn't exist yet when the story was written, forcing the reader to trust Pitt's word when he states Denver is a Gunn lookalike.
** Similarly in-universe, Orl Cinana is noted to be another to Pitt himself, [[spoiler:which proves to be a plot point.]]
** In a ship matter, the ''Martha Ann'' was clearly the prototype of the ''Oregon'' in Cussler's mind. It only lacks her weapon system and magnetohydrodinamic engines.
* EyesOfGold: Delphi [[spoiler:and his father]]. It isn't clear whether they are real gold eyes or just contact lenses as Pitt says.
* FingerInABarrel: Near the end, [[spoiler:Al Giordino]] [[{{Fingore}} sacrifices a pinkie]] to [[spoiler:prevent Delphi from shooting Dirk.]]
* GeneralRipper: Admiral Leigh Hunter is a naval example.
* HighHeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Summer is the only female member of Delphi's band, and she's naturally in love with Dirk.]]
* HoneyTrap: Summer, though Pitt notes that not a particulary well set one. Still, it is mostly successful, and it's only her lack of subtlety at the climax of her plan what foils it.
* HollywoodTactics: Both the bad and good guys fall on this. Kanoli's trademark tactics are composed of creating artificial mist and sending an [[ZergRush enormously huge but otherwise poorly equipped contingent]] to board the enemy ships, hoping that confusion and numbers alone are enough to subdue their crews. At the end, they only have success in making the ''Martha Ann'' retreat because her crew, being barely better equipped and obviously much less numerous, cannot repel a boarding party of that size.
* HotBlooded: Paul Boland, much to Pitt's chagrin.
* MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter: Summer again.
* TheMole: [[spoiler:Orl Cinana]]
* OddlySmallOrganization: Inverted. For such a necessarily secretive organization like Delphi's men, they have [[WeHaveReserves quite impressive reserves]] stationed on Kanoli: only their first boarding party is composed by 200 guys. Where and how you can maintain such an army under the sea is brought as a point, but never answered confortably.
* {{Prequel}}: ''Pacific Vortex'' was the first book written in the saga, but was released sixth. Cussler actually did not want to ever publish it and had to be insisted to do so.
* ReallyGetsAround: Adrian Hunter is considered, either literally or figuratively, to be a nynphomaniac. Nonetheless she only lives to party, and is implied to be a {{Neet}} who hangs around with her father to have chances to get guys.
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: Although [[spoiler:Summer ended up saving Pitt's life multiple times, she chose to die with her father at the end.]]
* SacrificialLion: Liutenant Marsh.
* SelfDisposingVillain: [[spoiler:Delphi blows half his face off trying to shoot Dirk. Of course at the time he was already fatally wounded by his CollapsingLair.]]
* SupervillainLair Delphi's Kanoli, an underwater mountain.
* SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute: Burdette Denver to Gunn, which is explained because they are cousins.
* ThePlace
* UnderwaterBase: Kanoli, though it is a more realistic example than most of fictional representations, as is esentially an ElaborateUndergroundBase which happens to be underwater.
* TheVamp: Summer. Unlike most examples, she is succesful in seducing the hero, which is especially surprising given her very amateurish take on the job. [[spoiler:Only for falling in love with him, however.]]

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