History Awesome / HonorHarrington

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.
23rd Dec '16 7:51:51 AM Morgenthaler
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*** At the risk of sounding like I'm trying to dilute his awesome levels of {{Badass}}, he's really only able to get away with prying Erewhon from the Manticoran alliance thanks mostly to the gross stupidity of the High Ridge government on Manticore. Cachat even admits that himself. Which is why there's no personal hard feelings between him and Zilwicki, despite both of them being deeply devoted to their nations.

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*** At the risk of sounding like I'm trying to dilute his awesome levels of {{Badass}}, badass, he's really only able to get away with prying Erewhon from the Manticoran alliance thanks mostly to the gross stupidity of the High Ridge government on Manticore. Cachat even admits that himself. Which is why there's no personal hard feelings between him and Zilwicki, despite both of them being deeply devoted to their nations.
16th Dec '16 2:46:36 PM Morgenthaler
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** In his third appearance in the novel ''Crown of Slaves'' he manipulates one of Manticore's oldest allies to void their treaty and cease hostilities with Haven, and then is in large part responsible for a successful attack that frees a slave-planet resulting in the creation of a new nation, and despite being an enemy agent, does it with the cooperation of the Manticoran navy. Victor Cachat, {{Badass}}, ladies and gentlemen.

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** In his third appearance in the novel ''Crown of Slaves'' he manipulates one of Manticore's oldest allies to void their treaty and cease hostilities with Haven, and then is in large part responsible for a successful attack that frees a slave-planet resulting in the creation of a new nation, and despite being an enemy agent, does it with the cooperation of the Manticoran navy. Victor Cachat, {{Badass}}, badass, ladies and gentlemen.
2nd Oct '16 11:34:09 PM 19chickens
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* After the [[spoiler:destruction of ''Tepes'']], Shannon Foraker goes to erase the recording of [[spoiler: Honor's shuttles escaping to the planet, as ''Count Tilly'' was the only ship to have seen it.]] Lester Tourville then stops her from erasing it, only to walk over, watch the recording, and erase it himself.
28th Jun '16 7:02:15 AM PaddyMurphy
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* Horace Harkness betrays the Star Kingdom of Manticore by defecting to the side of his Peep captors. Only [[spoiler:he's really planning an escape operation for his crewmates all along. When he finally springs the trap, he has singlehandedly reprogrammed every computer on board his captors' ship to do his bidding]].

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* Horace Harkness betrays the Star Kingdom of Manticore by defecting to the side of his Peep captors. Only [[spoiler:he's really planning an escape operation for his crewmates all along. When he finally springs the trap, he has singlehandedly reprogrammed every computer on board his captors' ship to do his bidding]].bidding. And all he needed to get started was access to the video game library.]].
28th Jun '16 6:57:10 AM PaddyMurphy
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* Honor has: been called a whore for most of the book, blamed herself for an industrial accident which killed a group of schoolchildren, learned that the [[spoiler: "accident" was sabotage]], had her pinnace shot down, and saved from a point-blank assassination when [[spoiler:''Grayson's spiritual leader'' [[HeroicSacrifice threw himself in front of her]]]], and generally [[{{Hamlet}} suffered the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune.]] She finally gets to the Council Chamber, battered, bruised, limping and exhausted, presents her evidence, and names the man who's been orchestrating all of this... who promptly claims a traditional form of justice and demands to face the Protector's Champion in trial by sword combat. And guess who that is? The Protector, seeing that she's in no shape to fight, begins to back off from his proclamation (which will undermine his authority for all time), but she cuts him off:

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* Honor has: been called a whore for most of the book, blamed herself for an industrial accident which killed a group of schoolchildren, learned that the [[spoiler: "accident" was sabotage]], had her pinnace shot down, and saved from a point-blank assassination when [[spoiler:''Grayson's [[GoodShepherd spiritual leader'' leader]]'' [[HeroicSacrifice threw himself in front of her]]]], and generally [[{{Hamlet}} suffered the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune.]] She finally gets to the Council Chamber, battered, bruised, limping and exhausted, presents her evidence, and names the man who's been orchestrating all of this... who promptly claims a traditional form of justice and demands to face the Protector's Champion in trial by sword combat. And guess who that is? The Protector, seeing that she's in no shape to fight, begins to back off from his proclamation (which will undermine his authority for all time), but she cuts him off:
30th Apr '16 5:18:44 PM MattStriker
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** For that matter, the entire combined Grayson-Manticoran navy's cold fury towards the man is a darkly satisfying CMOA in and of itself. The Masadans were deluding themselves in thinking they ever had a chance to politic their way out of anything. They were dead the minute they touched ''Madrigal'''s crew.



** One has to wonder--is the overwhelming response simply because it's Honor Harrington in danger, or is it at least partially due to [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge what happened to their sisters]] on ''Madrigal?''

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** One has to wonder--is the overwhelming response simply because it's Honor Harrington in danger, or is it at least partially due to [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge what happened to their sisters]] on ''Madrigal?''
30th Apr '16 12:06:39 PM USABobcat
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** Later on, it's expanded even more: Harkness implies that he admitted to [=BuPers=], the department in charge of managing personnel, that he's been hacking their systems for years in order to always be assigned to the same ship as Scotty Tremaine. Not only does [=BuPers=] not penalize him for it, they make a note to never break break up [[HeteroSexualLifePartners Scotty and Harkness.]]

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** Later on, it's expanded even more: Harkness implies that he admitted to [=BuPers=], the department in charge of managing personnel, that he's been hacking their systems for years in order to always be assigned to the same ship as Scotty Tremaine. Not only does [=BuPers=] not penalize him for it, they make a note to never break break up [[HeteroSexualLifePartners Scotty and Harkness.]]
30th Apr '16 12:02:52 PM USABobcat
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* When Commander Truman has been sent in HMS ''Apollo'' to evacuate the wounded and summon the cavalry, knowing that every day counts, she [[TimTaylorTechnology orders her engineer to remove the hyper generator safety interlocks]] and cuts ''thirty hours'' off her transit to Manticore.

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* When Commander Truman has been sent in HMS ''Apollo'' to evacuate the wounded and summon the cavalry, knowing that every day counts, she [[TimTaylorTechnology orders her engineer to remove the hyper generator safety interlocks]] and cuts ''thirty hours'' off her transit to Manticore.Manticore, risking her ship being torn apart at the seams for those precious hours.
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