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* The above makes Phyllis go ItsAllMyFault and [[DrivenToSuicide attempt to kill herself via exposure]], since she got distracted while driving. Simon stops her, but it doesn't make her depression and guilt go away--instead, she remains a borderline DeathSeeker well into ''Green Mars''. [[spoiler:It's exacerbated by Simon dying of leukemia.]]

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* The above makes Phyllis Ann go ItsAllMyFault and [[DrivenToSuicide attempt to kill herself via exposure]], since she got distracted while driving. Simon stops her, but it doesn't make her depression and guilt go away--instead, she remains a borderline DeathSeeker well into ''Green Mars''. [[spoiler:It's exacerbated by Simon dying of leukemia.]]


* Although John Boone's death at the beginning of ''Red Mars'' is clearly not good, it probably doesn't have a huge emotional impact given that you don't know anything about him. After seeing what kind of

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* Although John Boone's death at the beginning of ''Red Mars'' is clearly not good, it probably doesn't have a huge emotional impact given that you don't know anything about him. After seeing that he was, though flawed, a benevolent person with an incredible ability for bringing people together, it becomes clear what kind of a tragedy it was that he was killed. And his [=POV=] section ends just before Nicosia.

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* Although John Boone's death at the beginning of ''Red Mars'' is clearly not good, it probably doesn't have a huge emotional impact given that you don't know anything about him. After seeing what kind of
* The death of [[spoiler:Arkady Bogdanov]] in 2061, which is just the start of many horrors. On the start of a promising day of rebellion and revolutionizing society, the transnationals pump his rebel city's tent full of oxygen and then set it on fire, immolating everyone within. And this becomes a standard tactic for them.
* Nadia's reaction to discovering said immolated tent settlement. She promptly enters HeroicSafeMode.
* Against all odds, [[spoiler:Frank Chalmers]] dying in a flood after getting the car unstuck. Despite being a singularly unpleasant person [[spoiler:who arranged the assassination of his old friend and the most conventionally heroic person in the story]], after getting to know him through his own point-of-view makes hating him much more complicated.
* The above makes Phyllis go ItsAllMyFault and [[DrivenToSuicide attempt to kill herself via exposure]], since she got distracted while driving. Simon stops her, but it doesn't make her depression and guilt go away--instead, she remains a borderline DeathSeeker well into ''Green Mars''. [[spoiler:It's exacerbated by Simon dying of leukemia.]]

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