History Awesome / RangersApprentice

27th Dec '17 9:05:36 AM MasterFuzzy
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* How does Flanagan show that TheGodzillaThreshold has been reached in ''The Battle of Hackham Heath?'' At one point, ''the entire Ranger Corps'' pours down a mass of arrows at the Wargals. Instead of just one archer with ImprobableAimingSkills and super-fast shooting, you have about ''two dozen.''

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* How does Flanagan show that TheGodzillaThreshold the GodzillaThreshold has been reached in ''The Battle of Hackham Heath?'' At one point, ''the entire Ranger Corps'' pours down a mass of arrows at the Wargals. Instead of just one archer with ImprobableAimingSkills and super-fast shooting, you have about ''two dozen.''dozen'' attacking all at once.
27th Dec '17 9:04:40 AM MasterFuzzy
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* The fact that Gilan is an expert swordsman is an InformedAbility in Book 1, but Book 2 shows us that his reputation is well-deserved. How? While instructing Horace, he encourages the young warrior to attack him, which Horace does for about a minute straight, without pulling his punches at all...and Gilan [[NoSell barely expends any effort in deflecting and parrying his strikes]], then ends it in a couple of seconds when he decides it's gone on long enough. Of course, he'll have many more awesome moments with a sword throughout the series, but this [[EstablishingCharacterMoment really shows that he truly is a]] MasterSwordsman.

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* The fact that Gilan is an expert swordsman is an InformedAbility in Book 1, but Book 2 shows us that his reputation is well-deserved. How? While instructing Horace, he encourages the young warrior to attack him, which Horace does for about a minute straight, without pulling his punches at all...and Gilan [[NoSell barely expends any effort in deflecting and parrying his strikes]], then ends it in a couple of seconds when he decides it's gone on long enough. Of course, he'll have many more awesome moments with a sword throughout the series, but this [[EstablishingCharacterMoment really shows that he truly is a]] MasterSwordsman.MasterSwordsman.
* Horace (an apprentice with less than three years of training under his belt) vs a series of Gallican knights. Result? CurbStompBattle after CurbStompBattle. No wonder Deparnieux was worried.
* How does Flanagan show that TheGodzillaThreshold has been reached in ''The Battle of Hackham Heath?'' At one point, ''the entire Ranger Corps'' pours down a mass of arrows at the Wargals. Instead of just one archer with ImprobableAimingSkills and super-fast shooting, you have about ''two dozen.''
24th Nov '17 10:18:27 AM MasterFuzzy
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-->'''Erak''': [[OhCrap Oh...yes]].

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-->'''Erak''': [[OhCrap Oh...yes]].yes]].
* The fact that Gilan is an expert swordsman is an InformedAbility in Book 1, but Book 2 shows us that his reputation is well-deserved. How? While instructing Horace, he encourages the young warrior to attack him, which Horace does for about a minute straight, without pulling his punches at all...and Gilan [[NoSell barely expends any effort in deflecting and parrying his strikes]], then ends it in a couple of seconds when he decides it's gone on long enough. Of course, he'll have many more awesome moments with a sword throughout the series, but this [[EstablishingCharacterMoment really shows that he truly is a]] MasterSwordsman.
6th Nov '17 3:42:13 PM MasterFuzzy
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* Deparnieux, a local warlord, has imprisoned Halt and Horace. Their solution? Wait for him to lower his guard, then pull an ''epic'' BaitAndSwitch gamit where it seems as if Horace is preparing to challenge Deparnieux, then have Halt do it himself. Afterwards, Halt does it again, by firing several arrows at Deparnieux. The warlord casually blocks all of his arrows, and when Halt fires a final arrow, he raises his shield to block it...but doesn't notice that it's a special armour-piercing arrow, which, heavier than a normal arrow, dips below his shield and hits him in the chest. He's dead before he hits the ground.

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* Deparnieux, a local warlord, has imprisoned Halt and Horace. Their solution? Wait for him to lower his guard, then pull an ''epic'' BaitAndSwitch gamit gambit where it seems as if Horace is preparing to challenge Deparnieux, then have Halt do it himself. Afterwards, Halt does it again, by firing several arrows at Deparnieux. The warlord casually blocks all of his arrows, and when Halt fires a final arrow, he raises his shield to block it...but doesn't notice that it's a special armour-piercing arrow, which, heavier than a normal arrow, dips below his shield and hits him in the chest. He's dead before he hits the ground.ground.
* In Book 7, Cassandra proves her {{Ambadassador}} status by pointing out to Selethen that since [[spoiler: Yusal, not he, was the one holding Erak, she should technically pay him]]. When he argues that this is a technicality, she gets him to admit that there's actually a substantial reward being offered for Yusal [[ActionGirl (whom she defeated)]]. Ergo, ''she'' does not owe him any money-''he'' owes some to ''her.'' She therefore offers to pay 20,000 silver reels to the Bedullin for their help, and another 20,000 to Selethen. When Erak tells her that she's very generous, [[CrowningMomentOfFunny she looks at him and replies]],
-->'''Cassandra''': No, I'm not. You are. You're the one who's repaying the 40,000 reels to my father, remember?
-->'''Erak''': [[OhCrap Oh...yes]].
1st Nov '17 8:05:43 AM MasterFuzzy
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** Will commanding the archers at the end of book 4, The Battle for Skandia, who happen to have previously been Skandian slaves. [[spoiler:By the time the Temujai attack (which is about 2 weeks from when Will is given the archers) they are shooting at the full strength of a battalion of Araluen archers.]]

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** Will commanding the archers at the end of book 4, The Battle for Skandia, who happen to have previously been Skandian slaves. [[spoiler:By the time the Temujai attack attack]], (which is about 2 weeks from when Will is given the archers) they are shooting at the full strength of a battalion of Araluen archers.]]



* From Book 10: [[TrainingThePeacefulVillagers Ishoni!]]
** [[spoiler: Essentially, the heroes were able to train a group of workers who'd never seen a day of battle in their lives to repel an army of essentially experienced Samurai. Using what amounts to Roman military tactics, of all things.]]

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* From Book 10: [[TrainingThePeacefulVillagers Ishoni!]]
Isho ni!]]
** [[spoiler: Essentially, the heroes were able to train a group of workers who'd never seen a day of battle in their lives to repel an army of essentially experienced Samurai. Using what amounts to [[CoolVersusAwesome Roman military tactics, tactics,]] of all things.]]things.
* Deparnieux, a local warlord, has imprisoned Halt and Horace. Their solution? Wait for him to lower his guard, then pull an ''epic'' BaitAndSwitch gamit where it seems as if Horace is preparing to challenge Deparnieux, then have Halt do it himself. Afterwards, Halt does it again, by firing several arrows at Deparnieux. The warlord casually blocks all of his arrows, and when Halt fires a final arrow, he raises his shield to block it...but doesn't notice that it's a special armour-piercing arrow, which, heavier than a normal arrow, dips below his shield and hits him in the chest. He's dead before he hits the ground.
2nd Jul '17 7:48:19 AM Twoeyesshort
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* The fact that Horace went from a JerkJock to being a MasterSwordsman, loyal friend, and devious enough to occasionally one-up ''Halt,'' of all people, in one of the best examples of CharacterDevelopment this troper has seen in any work of literature.

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* The fact that Horace went from a JerkJock to being a MasterSwordsman, loyal friend, and devious enough to occasionally one-up ''Halt,'' of all people, in one of the best examples of CharacterDevelopment this troper has seen in any work of literature.literature.
* From Book 10: [[TrainingThePeacefulVillagers Ishoni!]]
** [[spoiler: Essentially, the heroes were able to train a group of workers who'd never seen a day of battle in their lives to repel an army of essentially experienced Samurai. Using what amounts to Roman military tactics, of all things.]]
21st May '17 3:09:23 PM Hjortron18
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** And the fact that he won due to a combination of ChekovsGun, UnderestimatingBadassery, and the good ol'fashioned IndyPloy.

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** And the fact that he won due to a combination of ChekovsGun, ChekhovsGun, UnderestimatingBadassery, and the good ol'fashioned IndyPloy.
26th Apr '17 7:03:54 PM MasterFuzzy
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** And the fact that he won due to a combination of ChekovsGun, UnderestimatingBadassery, and the good ol'fashioned IndyPloy.



* [[spoiler: Oberjarl Ragnak's death. [[TheBerserker He dies taking out nearly a dozen more Temujai at once, and leaves all but two of them dead.]]]]

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-->''It was not polite for a Temujai general to allow his emotions to show on the battlefield.''
* [[spoiler: Oberjarl Ragnak's death. [[TheBerserker He dies taking out nearly a dozen more Temujai at once, and leaves all but two of them dead.]]]]]]]]
* Baron Arald, Duncan, and Sir David teaming up at the [[TitleDrop Tournament at Gorlan]]. Seeing one MasterSwordsman at work is awesome enough, but three at once is pretty darn badass.
* The fact that Horace went from a JerkJock to being a MasterSwordsman, loyal friend, and devious enough to occasionally one-up ''Halt,'' of all people, in one of the best examples of CharacterDevelopment this troper has seen in any work of literature.
17th Apr '17 6:19:07 PM ReaderAt2046
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* [[spoiler: Oberjarl Ragnak's death. [[TheBerserker He dies taking out nearly a dozen more Temujai at once, and leaves all but two of them dead.]]]]

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** And on the villainous side, the Temujai leader taking a good look at the odds, determining that while he still has more than enough force to win the battle and wipe the Skadians from the map, doing so [[PyrrhicVictory will cost him more men then he can afford]], and [[KnowWhenToFoldEm calmly giving the order to retreat]].
* [[spoiler: Oberjarl Ragnak's death. [[TheBerserker He dies taking out nearly a dozen more Temujai at once, and leaves all but two of them dead.]]]]
30th Jan '13 8:05:21 AM whenicaughtmyself
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* Horace challenging [[BigBad Morgarath]] in the end of the burning bridge. He didn't really think it through, but by god, he looked BADASS.

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* Horace challenging [[BigBad Morgarath]] in the end of the burning bridge.The Burning Bridge. He didn't really think it through, but by god, he looked BADASS.
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