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!!The 2005 film:
* [[WMG/WarOfTheWorlds See here]]

!!Literature/TheWarOfTheWorlds novel:
[[WMG: The aliens are really super-modified [[EarthAllAlong humans from the future.]]]]

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!!The 2005 film:
* [[WMG/WarOfTheWorlds See here]]

!!Literature/TheWarOfTheWorlds novel:
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[[folder:Original novel]]
!!''Literature/TheWarOfTheWorlds''
[[WMG: The aliens are really super-modified [[EarthAllAlong humans from the future.]]]]future]].]]



*** Chicken Pox, schmicken pox. Nothing can outmatch ''Latobacilli, '''SHIROTA STRAIN!!!!!!''' ''

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*** Chicken Pox, schmicken pox. Nothing can outmatch ''Latobacilli, '''SHIROTA STRAIN!!!!!!''' STRAIN!''' ''



[[WMG:The Martains are the precursors to the [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Anti-Spirals]]]]

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[[WMG:The Martains Martians are the precursors to the [[Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann Anti-Spirals]]]]Anti-Spirals]].]]



[[WMG: The martians were the "zeroth" [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion angels.]]]]

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[[WMG: The martians Martians were the "zeroth" [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion angels.]]]]angels]].]]




This may only work for the remakes, but I'll go with it.

The only visible difference between the aliens and their Tripods is one of height. However, something about the way the tripods move is just too organic (and some parts of them look downright fleshy).

The shields that turn up in every remake are not force fields, but AT Fields. The AT Fields falter because the Tripods themselves are sick. Hence why, at the end, they weren't able to do much but fart at people, and why Tom Cruise was able to kill one-he was already inside the field and could damage the core.

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\nThis may only work for the remakes, but I'll go with it.

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The only visible difference between the aliens and their Tripods is one of height. However, something about the way the tripods move is just too organic (and some parts of them look downright fleshy).

fleshy).\\\
The shields that turn up in every remake are not force fields, but AT Fields. The AT Fields falter because the Tripods themselves are sick. Hence why, at the end, they weren't able to do much but fart at people, and why Tom Cruise was able to kill one-he was already inside the field and could damage the core.
core.\\\



After the end of the original novel it was most likely that decades after the failed invasion of Earth the Martian species did become extinct. Also the end of the Novel also details how humans were deeply researching the martians highly advanced tech and physiology so it could be assumed that at some point Great Britain began to secretly reverse engineer the Martian tech to create their own HumongousMecha.

And since Britain was still in their [[HumansAreBastards Full swing imperialistic Bastards period]] they most likely forgot that they weren't the most powerful nation on earth (or in the universe) anymore and used this reengineered tech (ie, {{Steampunk}} prototype Nightmare Frames) to start colonizing other lesser advanced countries en masse. At some point afterward the Royal House of Windsor was overthrown in a military coup led and or funded by a family of nobles calling themselves Britannia.

After that, things go downhill for the rest of the world: more countries are annexed by Great Britain and are included in their now vastly growing "Britannian Empire" and probably around sometime in the mid 20th Century since they had taken over so much new property Britain began to designate various countries/land sectors as numerical "Areas" to easily keep track of all they owned. However this led to [[FantasticRacism extreme forms of racism and discrimination]] by the British public now referring to the native population as their countries respective numerical designations not by the nation they originally came from.

Japan was Probably taken over and Annexed at some point in either the 1960s or 1970s and designated as Area 11. As for Geass itself it might be a form of reverse engineered Martian genetics as Wells himself wrote that the Martians probably did use some from of telepathy to communicate with each other.

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After the end of the original novel it was most likely that decades after the failed invasion of Earth the Martian species did become extinct. Also the end of the Novel also details how humans were deeply researching the martians highly advanced tech and physiology so it could be assumed that at some point Great Britain began to secretly reverse engineer the Martian tech to create their own HumongousMecha.

HumongousMecha.\\\
And since Britain was still in their [[HumansAreBastards Full swing imperialistic Bastards period]] they most likely forgot that they weren't the most powerful nation on earth (or in the universe) anymore and used this reengineered tech (ie, {{Steampunk}} prototype Nightmare Frames) to start colonizing other lesser advanced countries en masse. At some point afterward the Royal House of Windsor was overthrown in a military coup led and or funded by a family of nobles calling themselves Britannia.

Britannia.\\\
After that, things go downhill for the rest of the world: more countries are annexed by Great Britain and are included in their now vastly growing "Britannian Empire" and probably around sometime in the mid 20th Century since they had taken over so much new property Britain began to designate various countries/land sectors as numerical "Areas" to easily keep track of all they owned. However this led to [[FantasticRacism extreme forms of racism and discrimination]] by the British public now referring to the native population as their countries respective numerical designations not by the nation they originally came from. \n\n\\\
Japan was Probably taken over and Annexed at some point in either the 1960s or 1970s and designated as Area 11. As for Geass itself it might be a form of reverse engineered Martian genetics as Wells himself wrote that the Martians probably did use some from of telepathy to communicate with each other.
other.\\\



[[WMG: The Martians not only genetically altered, but are actually artificial lives who TurnedAgainstTheirMasters.]]

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[[WMG: The Martians not only genetically altered, but are actually artificial lives lifeforms who TurnedAgainstTheirMasters.]]



[[WMG: The Martians of ''War of the Worlds'' are the same as the aliens in ''VideoGame/{{Metal Slug}}'']]

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[[WMG: The Martians of ''War of the Worlds'' are the same as the aliens in ''VideoGame/{{Metal Slug}}'']]''VideoGame/MetalSlug'']]



[[WMG: The 1938 broadcast was real.]]
Creator/OrsonWelles [[Film/TheAdventuresOfBuckarooBanzaiAcrossThe8thDimension was trying to root out the real aliens, but they got to him and forced him to change his story]].



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!!The 1953 film:

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\n!!The 1953 film:\n[[/folder]]

[[folder:Radio show]]
!!''Radio/TheWarOfTheWorlds''
[[WMG: The 1938 broadcast was real.]]
Creator/OrsonWelles [[Film/TheAdventuresOfBuckarooBanzaiAcrossThe8thDimension was trying to root out the real aliens, but they got to him and forced him to change his story]].
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[[folder:1953 film]]
!!''Film/TheWarOfTheWorlds''













!!The Jeff Wayne's Musical:


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\n!!The Jeff Wayne's Musical:\n\n[[/folder]]

[[folder:2005 film]]
!!''Film/WarOfTheWorlds''
[[WMG: The ending of the 2005 film was AllJustADream.]]
The movie ends with the fall of the tripod. It would explain the totally unlikely survival of [[LeeroyJenkins Robbie]] [[WhatAnIdiot Ferrier]].

[[WMG: In the film, Robbie wants to go and fight the aliens because he's lost the will to live.]]
Earth has been invaded by invincible aliens who will either burn you to ash or gather you up for unknown reasons. Even if you survive, the best you can hope for is to hide in a basement for the rest of your life, however short that may be. Robbie joined the battle because -consciously or subconsciously- he understands that the world is ending, and that it's all downhill from here.

[[WMG: In the 2005 film, the shields were down on the tripods (for at least one of them) during the ferry scene.]]
Perhaps it's some kind of electromagnetics and it won't work in water?

[[WMG:The Heat Rays in the Spielberg movie were actually energy-leaching beams]]
As mentioned on [[Film/WarOfTheWorlds the main article for this movie]], the rays vaporized the people, but left their clothes intact, floating around in a really ridiculous way. This troper believes that those beams were really some sort of beam that sucked out all of the energy or water-content (dehydrating the victims) of the victims and transferred it into the machine to power it. Of course, this theory becomes problematic upon viewing said rays explode military vehicles, but I'm going to blame that on RuleOfCool until either I or another troper can expand on this.
* A focused beam of electrons would have the effect presented in the film, violently vaporizing water which could destroy people and vehicles while leaving stuff like clothes intact (if ragged).

[[WMG: Humanity has been one long Martian scientific experiment.]]
Especially in the Spielberg film, where the tripods are planted on Earth in advance of the attack. The Martians seeded mankind on Earth thousands of years ago to observe the rise of a civilization; now they're satisfied and the experiment is finished. Time to sterilize the equipment and put the planet back to the way it was when they started. The tripods aren't soldiers, they're exterminators.

[[WMG: Spielberg movie: The reason why the Japanese defeated some of the Tripods, is because they used GiantMecha against them.]]
In the Steven Spielberg movie the story goes around the Japanese took some tripods down. Since Japan is partially known for its large amount of giant mecha its possible they finally deployed them for real, instead of just using them as props for television shows.

[[WMG: Godzilla took down the Tripods in Japan.]]
C'mon. Do you think he's going to let some one else trample Tokyo. I don't think so.
* Or he is one of the more "Heroic" versions of Godzilla.

[[WMG: The ships themselves were implanted during the lightning attack]]
Rather than being buried there for millennia to be piloted by lightning-riding invading aliens whose technology would've likely advanced far beyond them, the tripods themselves were what the lightning implanted in the ground.
* I was thinking along these lines too - 26 strikes.. I doubt these things had a crew of 26. And why wouldn't anyone have found the tripod when they were building the street in the first place? Nanotech machines implanted into the ground to assemble the tripod, then the crew came down.

[[WMG:The Tripods in the movie were LostTechnology created by [[ChurchOfHappyology The Galactic Confederacy]].]]
It certainly fits, considering how long they've been buried and the fact Creator/TomCruise is there.
* [[WesternAnimation/SouthPark I'm SO gonna sue you for that!]]

[[WMG: The aliens come from [[Series/WarOfTheWorlds1988 planet Mor-Tax]].]]
They're definitely not Martians, and they probably could not survive in Mars' atmosphere.
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[[folder:Music album]]
!!''Music/JeffWaynesMusicalVersionOfTheWarOfTheWorlds''




* Isn't set in the future from the events of the musical, but set in an alternate universe where the events never happened, nor is there a novel called the War of the Worlds. Hence why they're taken completely off-guard by the crafts being destroyed and flair coming from Mars.

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\n* Isn't set in the future from the events of the musical, but set in an alternate universe where the events never happened, nor is there a novel called the War of the Worlds. Hence why they're taken completely off-guard by the crafts being destroyed and flair coming from Mars.Mars.
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* Martian Marijuana. The real reason they went to earth is to setup a new grow-op.

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* Martian Marijuana. The real reason they went to earth is was to setup a new grow-op.


[[WMG: The Red Weed is.]]]]

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[[WMG: The Red Weed is.]]]]
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[[WMG: The Red Weed is.]]]]

* Martian Marijuana. The real reason they went to earth is to setup a new grow-op.



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[[WMG: The curate was actually a kindly person. ]]

* And it was the narrator who went mad temporarily and in his madness outright murdered the Curate. He writes the Curate as a crazed religious figure who went mad a was forced to kill him out of self preservation out of guilt and self-justification for killing someone who he was more a threat too than the Curate was to him.


* The leader of a Martian faction that disagreed with the invasion of Earth and wanted to negotiate some kind of alliance with the humans.

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* The leader of a Martian faction that disagreed with the invasion of Earth and wanted to negotiate some kind of alliance with the humans.humans.

!!The Jeff Wayne's Musical:


[[WMG: The NASA Epilogue]]

* Isn't set in the future from the events of the musical, but set in an alternate universe where the events never happened, nor is there a novel called the War of the Worlds. Hence why they're taken completely off-guard by the crafts being destroyed and flair coming from Mars.


!!The 1953 film:

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!!The 1953 film:film:

[[WMG: Buck the mechanic started the war]]

* When the mechanic started hitting the cylinder with his shovel, the Martians mistook his shovel for a a weapon and took it as an aggressive act against them.

[[WMG: The Martian in the farmhouse]]

* Was a diplomat sent to earth to negotiate a ceasefire and possible set up some kind of treaty where the Martians and humans would share the planet once they realized that humans were no match.(and not understanding where human power is located is the reason why they landed on a farmhouse) and Clayton harming it continued the war.

* The leader of a Martian faction that disagreed with the invasion of Earth and wanted to negotiate some kind of alliance with the humans.


Except the fighting machines were too fragile to survive long enough for the battle line to intervene...

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Except the fighting machines were too fragile to survive long enough for the battle line to intervene...intervene...


!!The 1953 film:


* Or alternatively, The similar WMG on the [[WMG/TheTimeMachine The Time Machine]]'s own page were The Eloi and Morlocks are a result of a second invasion is true.

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* Or alternatively, The similar WMG on the [[WMG/TheTimeMachine The Time Machine]]'s own page were The Eloi and Morlocks are a result of a second invasion is true.true.

[[WMG: The ''Thunder Child'' was an experimental warship]]
Torpedo rams were unarmored, carried small guns, and by the end of the 19th century were slow, having been built decades earlier... Yet the ''Thunder Child'' carries heavy armor (it's repeatedly called "ironclad", like the contemporary battleships), has large guns (one of her shells goes ''through'' a tripod and then hits a distant fishing boat and smashes it into pieces ''before'' exploding), and is fast. She was likely one last politically-demanded attempt at modernizing the antiquated torpedo ram, and, being a ship wanted by the politicians and not the actual sailors, the admiralty used her as a vanguard so she could call upon the "real" battleships in case the Martians came too close.
Except the fighting machines were too fragile to survive long enough for the battle line to intervene...


* Or alternatively, The similar WMG on the [[WMG/TheTimeMachine The Time Machine]]'s own page were The Eloi and Morlocks are a result of a second invasion is truth.

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* Or alternatively, The similar WMG on the [[WMG/TheTimeMachine The Time Machine]]'s own page were The Eloi and Morlocks are a result of a second invasion is truth.true.


* Or alternatively, The similar WMG on the [[WMG/TheTimeMachine]]'s own page were The Eloi and Morlocks are a result of a second invasion is truth.

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* Or alternatively, The similar WMG on the [[WMG/TheTimeMachine]]'s [[WMG/TheTimeMachine The Time Machine]]'s own page were The Eloi and Morlocks are a result of a second invasion is truth.


* Or alternatively, The similar WMG on the [[WMG/TheTimeMechine]]'s own page were The Eloi and Morlocks are a result of a second invasion is truth.

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* Or alternatively, The similar WMG on the [[WMG/TheTimeMechine]]'s [[WMG/TheTimeMachine]]'s own page were The Eloi and Morlocks are a result of a second invasion is truth.


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* Or alternatively, The similar WMG on the [[WMG/TheTimeMechine]]'s own page were The Eloi and Morlocks are a result of a second invasion is truth.


[[WMG: The future Earth of WOTW is CodeGeass]]

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[[WMG: The future Earth of WOTW is CodeGeass]]''Franchise/CodeGeass'']]


** As to why they didn't use nukes, again, because the author didn't think of them (yet). The weapons used by the Martians were quite reasonable as advances on technology that already existed at the time: poison gas (used in WorldWarOne), and giant mechanical war machines (used in WorldWarOne and later), and the heat-ray (while historically it's taken us a hundred years to advance our ability to manipulate electrical energy to make beam weapons, it was not unreasonable for Wells to assume that advances in radio and electronics would make things faster than that).

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** As to why they didn't use nukes, again, because the author didn't think of them (yet). The weapons used by the Martians were quite reasonable as advances on technology that already existed at the time: poison gas (used in WorldWarOne), UsefulNotes/WorldWarI), and giant mechanical war machines (used in WorldWarOne UsefulNotes/WorldWarI and later), and the heat-ray (while historically it's taken us a hundred years to advance our ability to manipulate electrical energy to make beam weapons, it was not unreasonable for Wells to assume that advances in radio and electronics would make things faster than that).

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