History Awesome / HonorHarrington

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.
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:
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