History Awesome / HonorHarrington

19th Oct '17 12:32:41 PM Milarqui
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* After [[spoiler: her lover, Paul Tankersley]] is murdered, Honor kills the expert duelist who was hired to do the job while he mocks her inexperience in duels. Then she [[spoiler:kills the guy who hired him, longtime enemy Pavel Young]], with one shot in a duel, even though he [[spoiler:broke the law to fire on (and hit) her first.]]

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* After [[spoiler: her lover, Paul Tankersley]] is murdered, Honor kills the expert duelist who was hired to do the job while he mocks her inexperience in duels.duels - and she does it the same way he was planning to do it to her, only she shoots from her hip. Then she [[spoiler:kills the guy who hired him, longtime enemy Pavel Young]], with one shot in a duel, even though he [[spoiler:broke the law to fire on (and hit) her first.]]
17th Oct '17 4:37:12 PM mylordshesacactus
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* When Klaus Hauptman is meeting with Honor and [=McKeon=], [=McKeon=] responds to Hauptman's egotistical behavior with a several paragraph explanation on how it could easily be considered treason.
** Throughout the book, Alistair has struggled with an inability to connect to Honor, a resentment toward her that he knows is irrational, and the self-hatred of knowing he's not behaving like a professional and that he's not the XO she deserves even as he wishes he was in command of ''Fearless'' instead. But the instant Klaus Hauptman verbally abuses and threatens _his captain,_ everything instantly clicks into place--and lets him realize that Honor _is_ his captain, and he's capable of the loyalty he's been struggling to feel after all.

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* When Klaus Hauptman is meeting with Honor and [=McKeon=], [=McKeon=] responds to Hauptman's egotistical behavior with a [[TranquilFury several paragraph explanation explanation]] on how it could easily be considered treason.
** Throughout the book, Alistair has struggled with an inability to connect to Honor, a resentment toward her that he knows is irrational, and the self-hatred of knowing he's not behaving like a professional and that he's not the XO she deserves even as he wishes he was in command of ''Fearless'' instead. But the instant Klaus Hauptman verbally abuses and threatens _his captain,_ ''his captain,'' everything instantly [[TrueCompanions clicks into place--and place]]--and lets him realize that Honor _is_ ''is'' his captain, and he's capable of the loyalty he's been struggling to feel after all.
17th Oct '17 4:36:04 PM mylordshesacactus
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** Throughout the book, Alistair has struggled with an inability to connect to Honor, a resentment toward her that he knows is irrational, and the self-hatred of knowing he's not behaving like a professional and that he's not the XO she deserves even as he wishes he was in command of ''Fearless'' instead. But the instant Klaus Hauptman verbally abuses and threatens _his captain,_ everything instantly clicks into place--and lets him realize that Honor _is_ his captain, and he's capable of the loyalty he's been struggling to feel after all.
16th Aug '17 12:02:09 PM KeithM
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* While teaching at the Academy, Honor meets Cadet Abigail Hearns. While the young woman later went on to even bigger and better displays of badassery and awesomeness in the future (as mentioned several times below), the first Grayson woman to become a military officer in the history of her planet started out early when it's revealed that as a 10 year old child she'd watched the explosions as Harrington, a foreign woman, had defended her planet and a her people and ''demanded'' her father give her the right to do the same, an extraordinary step for a culture beginning its first tentative steps toward gender equality. As her later actions demonstrated, her father was a wise man.

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* While teaching at the Academy, Honor meets Cadet Abigail Hearns. While the young woman later went on to even bigger and better displays of badassery and awesomeness in the future (as mentioned several times below), the first Grayson woman to become a military officer in the history of her planet started out early when it's revealed that as a 10 7 year old child she'd watched the explosions as Harrington, a foreign woman, had defended her planet and a her people and ''demanded'' her father give her the right to do the same, an extraordinary step for a culture beginning its first tentative steps toward gender equality. As her later actions demonstrated, her father was a wise man.
16th Aug '17 11:58:21 AM KeithM
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* While teaching at the Academy, Honor meets Cadet Abigail Hearns. While the young woman later went on to even bigger and better displays of badassery and awesomeness in the future (as mentioned several times below), the first Grayson woman to become a military officer in the history of her planet started out early when it's revealed that as a 10 year old child she'd watched the explosions as Harrington, a foreign woman, had defended her planet and a her people and ''demanded'' her father give her the right to do the same, an extraordinary step for a culture beginning its first tentative steps toward gender equality. As her later actions demonstrated, her father was a wise man.



* ''The Hard Way Home'', a major avalanche hits a ski resort, burying hundreds of people including a group of schoolkids on a field trip. A young Susan Hibson (in the main line of books, a Marine officer who spends much of her screen time hip deep in the action) [[{{Determinator}} begins digging her way out]], having no idea how deep she even is or which way to dig to get out. Meanwhile, Lieutenant Commander Honor Harrington is coordinating rescue efforts, but they are having trouble finding the survivors under the heavy snow, even with shipboard sensors. Nimitz picks up on the girl's mindglow and immediatly starts tunneling to meet her. Thanks to the girl's determination, the other kids in her ski lift are found and rescued.

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* ''The Hard Way Home'', a major avalanche hits a ski resort, burying hundreds of people including a group of schoolkids on a field trip. A young Susan Hibson (in the main line of books, a Marine officer who spends much of her screen time hip deep in the action) [[{{Determinator}} begins digging her way out]], having no idea how deep she even is or which way to dig to get out. Meanwhile, Lieutenant Commander Honor Harrington is coordinating rescue efforts, but they are having trouble finding the survivors under the heavy snow, even with shipboard sensors. Nimitz picks up on the girl's mindglow and immediatly starts tunneling to meet her. Thanks to the girl's determination, the other kids in her ski lift lift, and other survivors in the previously overlooked area, are found and rescued.
24th Jun '17 10:01:44 AM nombretomado
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** It's basically a free fusion of the Allies leaders' speeches as their nations joined the WorldWarTwo. Somewhat subverted in that the Allies ''dwarfed'' Axis in terms of industrial and military might (and it still took them six years and fifty-odd millions dead to win), but even [[spoiler: the Grand Alliance]] is ''tiny'' compared to [[spoiler: the League]].

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** It's basically a free fusion of the Allies leaders' speeches as their nations joined the WorldWarTwo.UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. Somewhat subverted in that the Allies ''dwarfed'' Axis in terms of industrial and military might (and it still took them six years and fifty-odd millions dead to win), but even [[spoiler: the Grand Alliance]] is ''tiny'' compared to [[spoiler: the League]].
18th Jun '17 5:07:43 PM RoseAndHeather
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* Eloise Pritchart's election as the first President of the restored Republic of Haven. Not only is Haven's restoration awesome in itself, but Pritchart's election represents, at long last, the ultimate triumph of the April Tribunal. It's been a long and bloody road, but Eloise and her compatriots did exactly what they set out to do, and it's ''wonderful''.
27th May '17 6:09:15 AM Milarqui
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** After several chapters of the heroes pointing out that Hancock is not nearly as prepared to fight off an invasion as Neue Rostock is, the "Mistie" troops storm the building and secure the first floor ... only to have most of the ''second'' floor [[DeathFromAbove dropped on them with demolition charges.]]

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** After several chapters of the heroes pointing out that Hancock is not nearly as prepared to fight off an invasion as Neue Rostock is, the "Mistie" troops storm the building and secure the first floor ... only to have most of the ''second'' floor [[DeathFromAbove dropped on them with demolition charges.]]]] Which kills ''[[HolyShitQuotient more than 80 percent of the attackers in one sitting]]''!
17th Jan '17 3:41:14 AM Milarqui
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* The amazing teamwork that allows the ''Hell'' [=POWs=] to not only take over the entire prison planet, but also get themselves a nice fleet of their own.
11th Jan '17 4:25:09 AM Milarqui
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* Honor, having been put on half-pay by the Royal Manticoran Navy, has been living on Grayson for nine months at the start of the book. While plenty of Graysons are in awe of her prior defense of their world, she still has to deal with numerous protesters lining up outside of her house, a preacher calling her the "Harlot of Satan", and [[spoiler: the loss of her lover, Paul Tankersley]]. Unfortunately, the Grayson Navy needs experienced captains, having very few of their own, and Honor reluctantly accepts a commission. While discussing her new command, [[MightyGlacier a superdreadnought]], Honor comments that it's a big step up for her, as the largest ship she had commanded before was a battlecruiser. High Admiral Matthews says that Honor doesn't quite understand... she's not becoming the Captain of a superdreadnought, she's becoming the ''[[spoiler: Admiral]]'' [[spoiler: of a superdreadnought]] ''[[spoiler:squadron.]]''

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* Honor, having been put on half-pay by the Royal Manticoran Navy, has been living on Grayson for nine months at the start of the book. While plenty of Graysons are in awe of her prior defense of their world, she still has to deal with numerous protesters lining up outside of her house, a preacher calling her the "Harlot of Satan", and [[spoiler: the loss of her lover, Paul Tankersley]]. Unfortunately, the Grayson Navy needs experienced captains, having very few of their own, and Honor reluctantly accepts a commission. While discussing her new command, [[MightyGlacier a superdreadnought]], Honor comments that it's a big step up for her, as the largest ship she had commanded before was a battlecruiser. High Admiral Matthews says that Honor doesn't quite understand... she's not becoming the Captain of a superdreadnought, she's becoming the ''[[spoiler: Admiral]]'' [[spoiler: ''Admiral'' of a superdreadnought]] ''[[spoiler:squadron.]]''superdreadnought ''squadron''.]]


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* Even half-starved and with all of her cybernetic augments turned off, Honor is more than capable of defending herself, which she shows when one of the StateSec thugs tries to molest her: not only does she goes unscathed from that episode, but the female thug partnered with the other one mentally compares her to a wolf and wonders if locking the door to Honor's cage is either locking the wolf in... or locking herself outside.
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