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1%%²%%²%% Administrivia/ZeroContextExample entries are not allowed on wiki pages. All such entries have been commented out. Add context to the entries before uncommenting them.²%%²%%²->"The only hope for humanity isn't human."²²''Partials'' is the first book of a four book series of young-adult science fiction novels by Creator/DanWells.. This book was released in 2012.²²After the war with the [[ArtificialHuman Partials]], the [[TheVirus RM virus]] [[DepopulationBomb kills almost all of humanity except about 40 thousand]] who have taken refuge in a suburb of New York City. It has been 11 years since The Break and none of the babies born since then have survived.²²Kira Walker, a 16-year old medic-in-training, is tired of watching RM kill off every baby within three days of birth and has come up with a plan to find a cure: go to the ones who started the outbreak in the first place.²²!!This book provides examples of:²%%* ActionGirl: Kira is this.²* AdultsAreUseless: Somewhat justified as the kids who grew up without many memories before the Partials War aren't as "woe is me" as the adults and are more likely to do things the adults are too prejudiced to try.²%%* AnyoneCanDie: And how! [[spoiler: Skinny and Scruffy, Gianna, Jayden...]]²%%* ApocalypseHow ²* AfterTheEnd: ''Partials'' begins eleven years after The Break, when attacks by the Partials and the RM virus combined to kill much of the population.²%%* ArtificialHuman: Partials.²* BabyFactory: The Hope Act requires all women over a certain age to be pregnant as often as possible (in the hopes that some of the babies will inherit their parents' immunity to RM and survive). Due to the intense scientific observation of the newborns in hopes of finding a cure, the mothers barely get to spend time with them during their short lives.²* ChildlessDystopia: Since there hasn't been any children born in so long, many survivors have little hope for the future of humanity.²* TheComplainerIsAlwaysWrong: The Senate's stance towards the Voice.²* ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler:When Kira decides to study RM, the first thing she needs is a blood sample from a human. Any human. She doesn't use her own.]]²* ConvenientlyAnOrphan: Everyone, since most of the population was killed by the RM virus. In ''Partials'', Jayden and Madison are said to be the only direct genetic relatives left.²%%* CrapsackWorld²%%* DepopulationBomb: The Break²%%* {{Determinator}}: Kira²%%* DuringTheWar²%%* {{Dystopia}}²* FailsafeFailure: Inverted. [[spoiler:[=ParaGen=] designed a fail-safe for Partials in that they would dissolve after twenty years.]]²* {{Foreshadowing}}: [[spoiler:Kira can hear better and see farther than army trackers/scouts.]]²%%* GeneticEngineeringIsTheNewNuke²%%* TheGovernment: The Senate²%%* GovernmentConspiracy²* HiveMind: [[spoiler: Sort of. The Partials' pheromones means that they can sense each other's emotional states.]]²%%* HopelessWar²* ImmortalProcreationClause: Partials. [[spoiler: except for the immortal part.]]²* InfantImmortality: Averted. For years, every baby born has died of the RM virus within days. The ''first line'' of the book reports such a death.²%%* LaResistance: The Voice.²* TheMedic: Kira is a nurse.²* OneMansTrashIsAnothersTreasure: Characters regularly raid all the stuff left behind by the rest of humanity. Some characters even collect certain things, like Xochi who collects music players.²* PowerOfTrust: [[spoiler:Literally: it's one of the Partials' pheromones]].²* PrideBeforeAFall: [=ParaGen=]. Just watch their [[ commercial]].²* PromotionToParent: All the adults who take in the orphaned children. Technically true for all women 18 and older (and their significant other), although their parenthood never lasts long.²* TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized: The Voice tends to have destructive habits in their protesting.²* ShownTheirWork: The biology behind the RM virus is accurate, except that the virus doesn't actually exist.²* SlaveMooks: Partials were essentially this until they rebelled.²%%* SlaveToPR: The Senate²* SpeciesTitle: A group of ArtificialHumans who started a civil war against the normal humans, leading into the conflict the series centers around.²* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Samm, whose name was originally "Sam M." but he just started including the second m as part of his first name.²%%* SuperSenses: Partials²* SuperSoldier: Partials were built to be {{Artificial|Human}} {{Human Weapon}}s.²* TeenPregnancy: All women 18 and older must be pregnant as frequently as possible. And they're thinking about lowering the age to 16...²* ThePlague: The RM virus, which killed most of the population at its outbreak and now kills all newborn babies within days.²* TheyWalkAmongUs: The Senate warns that the Partials look like normal people.²** The Voice is comprised of normal people, rebelling against the government.²* ThinkHappyThoughts: Parodied²-->'''Marcus:''' Look on the bright side.\²''{{Beat}}''\²'''Kira:''' [[ThisIsThePartWhere This is the point at which]] you would traditionally suggest a bright side.\²'''Marcus:''' I've never been a real traditional guy. Besides, I'm not saying I know a bright side, I just think this would be a great time to look at one. ²* ThrowingTheDistraction: Kira does this with a bullet in the second book. The Partials after her don't fall for it, and immediately move ''away'' from the noise... so she drops the next one at her feet as a double-bluff. That one works, and after that it's a game of IKnowYouKnowIKnow.²* TimeForPlanB: Discussed²-->'''Jayden:''' Press the attack and hope for the best.\²'''Kira:''' Hope is not a strategy.\²'''Jayden:''' It's not plan A and it shouldn't be plan B, but it is every plan C that has ever been made.²%%* UntrustingCommunity [[spoiler: The Senate with regards to Samm]]²%%* WellIntentionedExtremist: Basically everyone.²* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman?: Partials are regularly considered NotEvenHuman. It's even {{lampshaded}} in their name.²* YouAreNumber6: Because so many babies are being born and all of them die within days, the hospital doesn't bother recording names for them anymore, assigning alphanumerical designations instead.²----


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