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* CivilWar: After it's revealed that the Tarsuss family's GodGuise is false, Avalon descends into a brutal one.



* {{Fiction500}}: Pryvani Tarsuss owns a moon, the only woman alive to do so.

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* {{Fiction500}}: Fiction500: Pryvani Tarsuss owns a moon, the only woman alive to do so.



* GoodIsNotSoft: Pryvani Tarsuss is willing to cover up killings and her vast fortune to destroy her enemies -- and it's suggested that she's done far worse.

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* GodGuise: Until Pryvani admits to the deception, the Tarsuss family uses a "goddess" to keep order on Avalon. The charade is helped by the fact that Titans are titanic.
* GoodIsNotSoft: Pryvani Tarsuss is willing to cover up killings and use her vast fortune to destroy her enemies -- and it's suggested she's stated that she's done far worse.


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* UnwantedFalseFaith: Pryvani tells the citizens of Avalon that she is not a god, but some Avalonians believe she's testing them, and worship anyhow.


* AliensSpeakingEnglish: Averted, thanks to TranslatorMicrobes. The primary languages of the Titans in the Empire are related to proto-Indo-European and Sami.

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* AliensSpeakingEnglish: Averted, Both averted and played straight, thanks to TranslatorMicrobes. The Of course, the English are really speaking Alien; the primary languages of the Titans in the Empire are related to proto-Indo-European and Sami.



* {{Area51}}: In ''Titan: Exile'', it's revealed that Area 51 is there to hold a Titan woman who grew up on Earth.

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* {{Area51}}: Area51: In ''Titan: Exile'', it's revealed that Area 51 is there to hold a Titan woman who grew up on Earth.

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* SchizoTech: Avalon transitions from a roughly medieval level of tech to turn-of-the-20th-century tech over the course of about 100 years -- with some borrowed futuristic tech thrown in. At one point during the transition, some of the refugees from Earth come to the conclusion that the technology level is at 1900s levels, only SteamPunk.

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* TheCaptain: Aerti Bass, and later, Lauryna Gwenn.


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* CunningLinguist: Lauryna Gwenn starts her career as a junior xenolinguist, who understands a couple Insectoid languages and later becomes an expert on Drazari and fluent in English. While this puts her in Omniglot territory, it bears mention that by the time she reaches Captain she's about 200 years old.


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* FantasticShipPrefix: ISS (Imperial Space Ship) and ISC (Imperial Space Carrier) for the Empire, TSS (Terran Space Ship) for Earth.


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* AFatherToHisMen: Aerti Bass, Lauryna Gwenn, and Xu Mulan all subscribe to this philosophy.

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* AlienInvasion: The Insectoids launch one on the colony at Tau Ceti, and have plans to continue on to Earth, [[spoiler: which would have succeeded if not for the sacrifice of Niall Freeman and Aerti Bass]].


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* BugWar: The Battle of Tau Ceti touches off the Fourth Insectoid War.


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* ShockingDefeatLegacy: The shock of losing during the Battle of Tau Ceti is so disruptive that it literally splits the hive into five daughter hives, which touches off an immediate civil war among the Insectoids.
* TheShortWar: Directly invoked. A looming war in the South China Sea is abruptly aborted when the nanomachines of both sides begin working together, setting the stage for a potential GreyGoo apocalypse. When the soldiers on the ground defeat the nanobots, they immediately declare an end to hostilities, and all sides are so terrified by what almost happened that they immediately begin work to wind down their disputes.


* WhamLine: "The truth, citizens of Avalon, is that my name is Pryvani Tarsuss, and I am not a goddess."

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* WhamLine: "The truth, citizens of Avalon, is that my name is Pryvani Tarsuss, and I am not a goddess.""
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Pryvani and other upper-class Aementi routinely change their hair color. Pryvani being Pryvani, she tends to take this UpToEleven, and it is canon that only her husband knows her true hair color.


The [[http://www.thetitanempire Titan Empire]] series is a series of webnovels originally created by author Johnny Scribe, along with co-writers Open High Hat, Dann, and D.X. Machina. The series follows a number of humans who were [[AlienAbduction abducted from Earth]] by giant InsectoidAliens. The ''good'' news is that most of them were rescued by more friendly, [[RubberForeheadAliens more humanoid]] aliens. The ''bad'' news is that those aliens consider humans to be [[HumanPet good pets]], but not that bright; they can't take the humans back to Earth because of their AlienNonInterferenceClause; oh, and the humanoids average [[OurGiantsAreBigger around 140 feet tall]].

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The [[http://www.thetitanempire [[http://thetitanempire.com Titan Empire]] series is a series of webnovels originally created by author Johnny Scribe, along with co-writers Open High Hat, Dann, and D.X. Machina. The series follows a number of humans who were [[AlienAbduction abducted from Earth]] by giant InsectoidAliens. The ''good'' news is that most of them were rescued by more friendly, [[RubberForeheadAliens more humanoid]] aliens. The ''bad'' news is that those aliens consider humans to be [[HumanPet good pets]], but not that bright; they can't take the humans back to Earth because of their AlienNonInterferenceClause; oh, and the humanoids average [[OurGiantsAreBigger around 140 feet tall]].


* Hologram: Niall Freeman, a human, works to develop holograms to help convince Titans that he's as important as anyone, despite his size.

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* Hologram: {{Hologram}}: Niall Freeman, a human, works to develop holograms to help convince Titans that he's as important as anyone, despite his size.



* {{Liliputians}}: In this case, the humans.

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* {{Liliputians}}: {{Lilliputians}}: In this case, the humans.



* Microts: The Imperial second, minute, and hour are all very close to the familiar Earth variety. Of course, that's because the our seconds are based on Titan time units.

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* Microts: {{Microts}}: The Imperial second, minute, and hour are all very close to the familiar Earth variety. Of course, that's because the our seconds are based on Titan time units.



* Nanomachines: Humans came very close to wiping themselves out with these during the Short War, but they are used by almost all species as TranslatorMicrobes.
* Neo-Africa: Africa went through their bad period, just like the rest of Earth, but by the 22nd century, it has become a significant power.

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* Nanomachines: {{Nanomachines}}: Humans came very close to wiping themselves out with these during the Short War, but they are used by almost all species as TranslatorMicrobes.
* Neo-Africa: NeoAfrica: Africa went through their bad period, just like the rest of Earth, but by the 22nd century, it has become a significant power.

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* BigBadassBattleSequence: The Battle of Tau Ceti is an all-out battle between Gama Fleet, a handful of fighters, and an Insectoid assault fleet with as many as half a billion soldiers.


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* SuicideMission: Prince Antero leads a charge of a dozen officers against an overwhelming Insectoid force because it's the only chance to save over 100,000 humans.

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* PatrickStewartSpeech: Xu Mulan gives a ringing defense of imperfect humans to a bigot who wants to trigger a war with them.


The [[http://www.thetitanempire Titan Empire]] series is a series of webnovels originally created by author JohnnyScribe, along with co-writers Open High Hat, Dann, and D.X. Machina. The series follows a number of humans who were [[AlienAbduction abducted from Earth]] by giant InsectoidAliens. The ''good'' news is that most of them were rescued by more friendly, [[RubberForeheadAliens more humanoid]] aliens. The ''bad'' news is that those aliens consider humans to be [[HumanPet good pets]], but not that bright; they can't take the humans back to Earth because of their AlienNonInterferenceClause; oh, and the humanoids average [[OurGiantsAreBigger around 140 feet tall]].

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The [[http://www.thetitanempire Titan Empire]] series is a series of webnovels originally created by author JohnnyScribe, Johnny Scribe, along with co-writers Open High Hat, Dann, and D.X. Machina. The series follows a number of humans who were [[AlienAbduction abducted from Earth]] by giant InsectoidAliens. The ''good'' news is that most of them were rescued by more friendly, [[RubberForeheadAliens more humanoid]] aliens. The ''bad'' news is that those aliens consider humans to be [[HumanPet good pets]], but not that bright; they can't take the humans back to Earth because of their AlienNonInterferenceClause; oh, and the humanoids average [[OurGiantsAreBigger around 140 feet tall]].


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* PunyEarthlings: Quite literally.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: The Titans age roughly 6.5 times slower than a non-life-extended human, and about half as fast as an extended human. But they also mature commensurately slowly, and study things more in depth, rather than racing on to the next subject like those crazy humans do.
* StandardSciFiFleet: The Imperial Fleet is very much the model of a modern standard fleet.


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* SquareCubeLaw: As with all stories involving giants, it gets rather badly bent.
* SubspaceAnsible: Invoked by name.
* ToServeMan: Insectoids think humans are delicious. They also think Titans are delicious, but you have to butcher them. Humans are snack-sized....
* TrackingChip: Most human pets have them, though to be fair, it comes in handy from time to time. Also, most Earth humans have cell phones embedded in their bodies.


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* TransplantedHumans: Humans were brought to the Empire to be pets, and to Avalon and Sperikos, where "wild human" preserves were set up. Granted, Sperikos got blown up, and Avalon had a rich family playing God, so YMMV on how it worked out.


* UnitedNationsIsaSuperpower: Things were trending in this direction, but First Contact has made the UN a de facto government of Earth, albeit an underpowered one.

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* UnitedNationsIsaSuperpower: UnitedNationsIsASuperpower: Things were trending in this direction, but First Contact has made the UN a de facto government of Earth, albeit an underpowered one.

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* UnitedNationsIsaSuperpower: Things were trending in this direction, but First Contact has made the UN a de facto government of Earth, albeit an underpowered one.


* HumansNeedAliens: If not for the Empire protecting the Sol System, the Insectoids would have captured Earth long ago.



* InterspeciesRomance: Early and often. And not just between Titans and Humans -- it's stated outright that it's culturally acceptable for any number of sentient creatures to date each other.

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* InterspeciesRomance: Early and often. And not just between Titans and Humans -- it's stated outright that it's considered culturally acceptable for any number of the sentient creatures to date each other.


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* LongevityTreatment: Genetic therapy can slow human aging, allowing them to live three or four centuries, but even the humans back on Earth are living to 150 by the 22nd century.


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* Microts: The Imperial second, minute, and hour are all very close to the familiar Earth variety. Of course, that's because the our seconds are based on Titan time units.


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* Nanomachines: Humans came very close to wiping themselves out with these during the Short War, but they are used by almost all species as TranslatorMicrobes.
* Neo-Africa: Africa went through their bad period, just like the rest of Earth, but by the 22nd century, it has become a significant power.


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* TranslatorMicrobes: Basic universal translators will alter your perception so that it sounds like others are speaking your language. The top-of-the-line ones will alter your neural commands so that you speak theirs.


* GlobalWarming: Earth suffered through a series of "Water Wars" over natural resources, until a near-apocalypse experience scared them straight.



* HumansAreSpecial: Those who favor human emancipation think their curiosity could propel the Empire to a new golden era.



* MulticulturalAlienPlanet: There are multiple cultures, and regional variances.

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* MulticulturalAlienPlanet: There are multiple cultures, and regional variances.The Empire is definitely not a planet of the hats.

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