History Awesome / HonorHarrington

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.
29th Apr '16 8:33:36 PM shrrgnien
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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.




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* While we know Manticoran reinforcements are on the way no matter what, the system is still a small and relatively unimportant one. Which means the soft, silent, unnoticed arrival of ''sixteen'' battlecruisers, ''and their assorted escort ships,'' is enough in the middle of an increasingly hopeless battle to trigger cheers in the reader--at least once it's confirmed in the next paragraph that they're Manticore, and not PRH.
** 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?''
29th Apr '16 3:40:31 PM john964
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** Hibson's actions so impress the Commandant of the Manticoran Marine Corps that when he learns that she wanted to join the Corps when she grew up, he ''personally'' reserved a slot for her at the RMMC academy several years before she could legally apply.

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** Hibson's actions so impress the Commandant of the Manticoran Marine Corps that when he learns that she wanted to join the Corps when she grew up, he ''personally'' reserved a slot for her at the RMMC academy several years before she could legally apply. We later discover that Hibson was awarded the Monarch's Cross for Bravery the second highest award for bravery behind the Parliamentary Medal of Valor but is only awarded non-combat situations.
5th Mar '16 1:05:25 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]]Harkness.]]
5th Mar '16 1:04:00 PM USABobcat
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* [[NewMeat Aubrey Wanderman]] spends the beginning of the book being bullied and getting a beating, which makes his CurbStompBattle of the bully after Chief Harkness mentors him ''so'' sweet.

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* [[NewMeat Aubrey Wanderman]] spends the beginning of the book being bullied and getting a beating, which beating. Chief Harkness notices this, and takes some steps to help the young petty officer adjust... by bringing him along to the unarmed combat training sessions of the ship's Marines. The horrible beating that Wanderman suffers early in the book only makes his CurbStompBattle of the bully after Chief Harkness mentors him near the end of the book ''so'' sweet.
much sweeter.
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