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* MisaimedFandom: Gug and the Warcats enjoyed a massive fan following in 1990's and 2000's Russia, probably due to being legitimately badass anti-heroes. The Warcat song, only briefly mentioned in the story, had its lyrics written by fans and performed by a few bands.



* WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids: A morally grey story with a warlike anti-hero, graphic violence and deconstruction of future utopia ideals? It was originally adapted for school audience, somewhat censored, and the original version was published only in 2003.


* EvilCannotComprehendGood: Played with. Gug is not an evil character, but he measures the Terran progressors by the standards of his native planet Giganda and misunderstands many of their intentions. For example, he believes Terrans want Gigandans as slaves, further cemented by him watching a film with onscreen deaths in combat, which he believes were shot with actual slave actors being killed (since these are too realistic for the level of stunts and special effects he's used to).

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* EvilCannotComprehendGood: Played with. Gug is not an evil character, but he measures the Terran progressors by the standards of his native planet Giganda and misunderstands many of their intentions. For example, he believes Terrans want Gigandans as slaves, further cemented by him watching a film with onscreen deaths in combat, which he believes were shot with actual slave actors being killed (since these are too realistic for the level of stunts and special effects he's used to).


* EvilCounterpart: as well as NotSoDifferent: Gug has many common traits with Maxim from Prisoners of Power of the same Noon World series. The stories themselves are basically reversals of one another: Maxim comes from an utopian future society and ends in a 1950's post-apocalyptic hell, while Gug was born in a 1950's post-apocalyptic hell and ends in an utopian society [[spoiler:for a month before going back home]].


* EliteMooks: Warcats (die-hard infantry) and Blue Dragons (tank aces).


* BrokenPedestal: The Duke and Duchess of Alaya, the commanding officers and basically everyone Gug idolized get their share of dirty laundry uncovered by Terrans. With the exception of Guepard, who appears to be a geniunely good person.

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* BrokenPedestal: The Gug initially idolizes the Duke and Duchess of Alaya, Alaya and the commanding officers and basically everyone Gug idolized officers, before they get their share of dirty laundry uncovered by Terrans. With the exception of Guepard, who appears to be a geniunely good person.



* AFatherToHisMen: Guepard.
* FishOutOfTemporalWater: Gug.

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* TokenGoodTeammate: Guepard, despite leading the Warcat school, is as altrusictic and kind-hearted as an officer can be. At least to his students.


* WarIsHell: To the point the 'Hell' part basically is half of the story's title.

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* WarIsHell: To the point the 'Hell' part basically is half of the story's title.%%* WarIsHell %% Zero Context Example


* EvilCounterpart: as well as NotSoDifferent: Again, Gug is not an evil character, but he has many common traits with Maxim from Prisoners of Power of the same Noon World series. The stories themselves are basically reversals of one another: Maxim comes from an utopian future society and ends in a 1950's post-apocalyptic hell, while Gug was born in a 1950's post-apocalyptic hell and ends in an utopian society [[spoiler:for a month before going back home]].

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* EvilCounterpart: as well as NotSoDifferent: Again, Gug is not an evil character, but he has many common traits with Maxim from Prisoners of Power of the same Noon World series. The stories themselves are basically reversals of one another: Maxim comes from an utopian future society and ends in a 1950's post-apocalyptic hell, while Gug was born in a 1950's post-apocalyptic hell and ends in an utopian society [[spoiler:for a month before going back home]].


* AntiHero: Gug is one, which was a rare case for a Soviet era literature protagonist. On one hand, he is resourceful, smart, brave and not completely lacking conscience, on the other hand, he has been raised as a soldier in a dystopian militaristic society and it shows, to the point some critics even called him 'fascist'. He has no problems with torturing and executing captives, blindly hates the opposing nation, enjoys bullying reservists (though for good reasons, as they lack discipline to the point of messing up the whole defense point) and brutally beats up a fellow Alayan for an insulting remark. He gets better by the end of the story, but this doesn't prevent him from taking hostages, demanding being sent back to his homeland.

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* AntiHero: Gug is one, which was a rare case for a Soviet era literature protagonist. On one hand, he is resourceful, smart, brave and not completely lacking conscience, on the other hand, he has been raised as a soldier in a dystopian militaristic society and it shows, to the point some critics even called him 'fascist'. He has no problems with torturing and executing captives, blindly hates the opposing nation, enjoys bullying reservists (though for good reasons, as they lack discipline to the point of messing up the whole defense point) base defense) and brutally beats up a fellow Alayan for an insulting remark. He gets better by the end of the story, but this doesn't prevent him from taking hostages, demanding being sent back to his homeland.



* EvilCounterpart: as well as NotSoDifferent: Again, Gug is not an evil character, but he has many common traits with Maxim from Prisoners of Power of the same Noon World series. The stories themselves are basically reversals of one another: Maxim comes from an utopian future society and ends in a 1950's post-apocalyptic hell, while Gug was born in a 1950's post-apocalyptic hell and ends in an utopian society -for a month before going back home-.

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* EvilCounterpart: as well as NotSoDifferent: Again, Gug is not an evil character, but he has many common traits with Maxim from Prisoners of Power of the same Noon World series. The stories themselves are basically reversals of one another: Maxim comes from an utopian future society and ends in a 1950's post-apocalyptic hell, while Gug was born in a 1950's post-apocalyptic hell and ends in an utopian society -for [[spoiler:for a month before going back home-.home]].



* ChildSoldiers: Warcats, sometimes called Warkittens. Double as [[BadassArmy Badass Army]].

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\n* AntiHero: Gug is one, which was a rare case for a Soviet era literature protagonist. On one hand, he is resourceful, smart, brave and not completely lacking conscience, on the other hand, he has been raised as a soldier in a dystopian militaristic society and it shows, to the point some critics even called him 'fascist'. He has no problems with torturing and executing captives, blindly hates the opposing nation, enjoys bullying reservists (though for good reasons, as they lack discipline to the point of messing up the whole defense point) and brutally beats up a fellow Alayan for an insulting remark. He gets better by the end of the story, but this doesn't prevent him from taking hostages, demanding being sent back to his homeland.
* BadassNormal: As well as Guile Hero. Gug, who managers to outsmart his good hosts despite their superiority in both technological and physical development.
* BrokenPedestal: The Duke and Duchess of Alaya, the commanding officers and basically everyone Gug idolized get their share of dirty laundry uncovered by Terrans. With the exception of Guepard, who appears to be a geniunely good person.
* ChildSoldiers: Warcats, sometimes called Warkittens. Double as [[BadassArmy Badass Army]]. Though by the time of the story, Gug and his squad are adults, however, much younger than the Alayan reservists.
* EliteMooks: Warcats (die-hard infantry) and Blue Dragons (tank aces).


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* EvilCannotComprehendGood: Played with. Gug is not an evil character, but he measures the Terran progressors by the standards of his native planet Giganda and misunderstands many of their intentions. For example, he believes Terrans want Gigandans as slaves, further cemented by him watching a film with onscreen deaths in combat, which he believes were shot with actual slave actors being killed (since these are too realistic for the level of stunts and special effects he's used to).
* EvilCounterpart: as well as NotSoDifferent: Again, Gug is not an evil character, but he has many common traits with Maxim from Prisoners of Power of the same Noon World series. The stories themselves are basically reversals of one another: Maxim comes from an utopian future society and ends in a 1950's post-apocalyptic hell, while Gug was born in a 1950's post-apocalyptic hell and ends in an utopian society -for a month before going back home-.


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* MisaimedFandom: Gug and the Warcats enjoyed a massive fan following in 1990's and 2000's Russia, probably due to being legitimately badass anti-heroes. The Warcat song, only briefly mentioned in the story, had its lyrics written by fans and performed by a few bands.


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* RapePillageAndBurn: What both Empire and Alayan soldiers do once the high command crumbles. Gug himself is told to stay on Earth as back on Giganda, he'd quickly join one of the marauder gangs.
* TookALevelInKindness: Slightly. Gug is sorry for at least some of his actions, and in the end is shown helping a doctor deliver vital meds to a plague-ridden city, but the progressors' reeducation largely fell on deaf ears, and he never felt at home on Earth.
* TokenGoodTeammate: Guepard, despite leading the Warcat school, is as altrusictic and kind-hearted as an officer can be. At least to his students.
* WarIsHell: To the point the 'Hell' part basically is half of the story's title.
* WhatDoYouMeanItsForKids: A morally grey story with a warlike anti-hero, graphic violence and deconstruction of future utopia ideals? It was originally adapted for school audience, somewhat censored, and the original version was published only in 2003.
* WideEyedIdealist: Terran progressors are naive to the point they venture into StupidGood territorry. Gug enjoys nearly absolute freedom on Earth and even builds a gun with his good hosts being none the wiser.


* AFatherToHisMen: Guepard.


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* AFatherToHisMen: Guepard.


''The Kid From Hell'' (Russian: "Парень из преисподней") is the eighth novel by the Creator/StrugatskyBrothers to be set in the Franchise/NoonUniverse.

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''The Kid From Hell'' (Russian: "Парень из преисподней") is the eighth novel by the Creator/StrugatskyBrothers to be set in the Franchise/NoonUniverse.
Literature/NoonUniverse.


* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Almost all Warcats mentioned in the book. Hare, Rooster, Nosy, Crocodile, Sniper, Mite. The only exception is Guepard who uses his real name and rank (senoir mentor Digga) once.

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* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Almost all Warcats mentioned in the book. Hare, Rooster, Nosy, Crocodile, Sniper, Mite. The only exception is Guepard who uses his real name and rank (senoir (senior mentor Digga) once.


''The Kid From Hell'' (Russian: "Парень из преисподней") is the eighth novel by the Creator/StrugatskyBrothers to be set in the NoonUniverse.

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''The Kid From Hell'' (Russian: "Парень из преисподней") is the eighth novel by the Creator/StrugatskyBrothers to be set in the NoonUniverse.
Franchise/NoonUniverse.


''Literature/TheKidFromHell'' (Russian: "Парень из преисподней") is the eighth novel by the StrugatskyBrothers to be set in the NoonUniverse.

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''Literature/TheKidFromHell'' ''The Kid From Hell'' (Russian: "Парень из преисподней") is the eighth novel by the StrugatskyBrothers Creator/StrugatskyBrothers to be set in the NoonUniverse.

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* MyCountryRightOrWrong: It may be filthy, backwater, and violent, in comparison to the nice and clean Earth, but it is still Gug's home.

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