History Characters / BattleTech

5th Sep '17 11:08:43 PM MadCat221
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* SubspaceAnsible: Their effective monopoly on the Hyperpulse Generator Network established by the Star League is their primary power in the politics of the Inner Sphere.
5th Sep '17 11:02:21 PM MadCat221
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* RoyallyScrewedUp: The Marik family will happily kill each other to take the Captain-General seat, only to be completely ineffectual while awaiting their own assassination. It's worth noting that the most capable leader among them in centuries was an impostor.

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* RoyallyScrewedUp: The Marik family will happily kill each other to take the Captain-General seat, only to be completely ineffectual while awaiting their own assassination. It's worth noting that the most capable leader among them in centuries was an impostor.impostor, and the one to re-unite it after it collapsed is the daughter of said imposter who has the Marik name only through a political marriage.
5th Sep '17 10:55:21 PM MadCat221
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* ScrewPolitenessImASenior: After her return to the Clans, she continued to use contractions, which is considered crude amongst the Clans. And she doesn't care.
30th Aug '17 5:29:09 PM flyboy254
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* DefectorsFromDecadence: Aleksandr saw that the Successor States were eyeing the seat of First Lord hungrily, and decided to take his most loyal subordinates and get the hell out before the fighting started.

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* DefectorsFromDecadence: AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Subverted for the Clans. Unlike the Successor State military commanders who have to deal with managing logistics and planning strategic movements across entire sectors, the Clan trials only emphasized martial prowess. This meant that the best pilots and soldiers rose without any consideration for their leadership skills.
* DefectorFromDecadence:
Aleksandr saw that the Successor States were eyeing the seat of First Lord hungrily, and decided to take his most loyal subordinates and get the hell out before the fighting started.
30th Aug '17 5:11:09 PM flyboy254
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The leading force of mankind's last golden age, the First Star League was a unifying political body lead by House Cameron, and managed to keep the constant infighting of the Successor States to their absolute lowest. Though leading the expansion of mankind's technology and being held up as a model of how the Inner Sphere should be unified by both the Successor States and Clans, the residents of the Periphery consider the First Star League to be one of the worst authoritarian and expansionist governments of human history.

* WrittenByTheWinners: Centuries of rule made it possible for the Star League to influence how the Successor States view it as a pinnacle of human achievement and advancement. Compare this to most of the Periphery States, where the Star League is at best seen as harsh and expansionist.



The Rightful Rulers of the galaxy




The foolish followers of House Davion. Long Live House Kurita!



* CargoCult: Averted; ComStar ''wanted'' to become the sole proprietors of technology through the Inner Sphere, but the reality was that no one running the Successor States had any doubt that they were just playing at being mystics to control the fact that they controlled the most valuable communications technology in the Inner Sphere.






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The descendants of Aleksandr Kerensky's SLDF exodus fleet, the Clans settled on several resource poor worlds far from even the Periphery states. Further conflict drove the loyal followers of Kerensky to a group of worlds soon "creatively" titled the Kerensky Cluster. Fleeing from the rapidly descending state of the Inner Sphere following the dissolution of the Star League, Kerensky looked to train his people for a time when the escaping SLDF loyalists would return and reinstate the Star League to it's former glory. Centuries of isolation warped this vision into one where the Clans would instead conquer the Inner Sphere and rule as they saw fit.

* DefectorsFromDecadence: Aleksandr saw that the Successor States were eyeing the seat of First Lord hungrily, and decided to take his most loyal subordinates and get the hell out before the fighting started.
* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: The Clan's biggest and proudest hat. Subverted, however, in that the Clans centuries of ritualistic trials and combat training made them easy to strategically outmaneuver and wear down before they could even reach Terra.
25th Aug '17 2:43:57 AM direguy
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* CrazyPrepared: He was super ready face any tricks his foes he was up against, including [=ComStar=]. He had commissioned a fax machine equivalent of [=ComStar=]s HPG stations when they cut him off from the HPG network during the Fourth Succession War.
25th Aug '17 2:30:53 AM direguy
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* CultOfPersonality: Formed one to its founder Jerome Blake, thought this is after his death. Under Blake [=ComStar=] was mostly run in a corporate style organization, but later followers turned it into a pseudo-cult like order with him being its revered founder.
24th Aug '17 12:18:30 PM Saber15
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Your neighborhood Phone COmpany

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Your friendly neighborhood Phone COmpanyphone company. Operates all of the Inner Sphere's SubspaceAnsible stations. [[MachineWorship Not a cult]].

A NGOSuperPower, [=ComStar=] was established around the time of the First Succession War and used a fleet of mercenaries to take over PlanetTerra. Originally set up as a trans-national corporation intended to maintain the Hyperpulse Generator network to prevent a total breakdown in communication, it soon morphed into a pseudo-religious and extremely secretive organization.

Secularization after the Clan Invasion caused a schism, resulting in the religious elements breaking off and forming the radical Word of Blake.


* LostTechnology: [=ComStar=] spent most of the Succession Wars helping to perpetrate technological decline; murdering scientists, sabotaging factories, and stealing blueprints.
* NGOSuperpower: Nominally controls a single solar system, but like the Papal States in feudal Europe, held ultimate political sway; one order from the Comstar Primus could shut down every HPG station in a successor state, leaving their government blind.
* SuperweaponSurprise: Comstar had entire regiments of Star League-era battlemechs hidden throughout Terra, which were put to use in holding off the Clans at the Battle of Tukayyid.
24th Aug '17 10:20:13 AM PatPayne
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** DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything -- At least out of universe, both the Black Dragon Society and the Genyosha were named after ultra-rightist groups that were active in UsefulNotes/ImperialJapan, attempted to overthrow more moderate Japanese governments and informed many of the figures who were involved in waging [[WorldWarTwo The Pacific War and the Sino-Japanese War]].
24th Aug '17 10:16:52 AM PatPayne
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* EagleLand: Despite its feudal political system, the Suns definitely think of themselves as a Type I.

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* EagleLand: Despite its feudal political system, system and the fact that its culture and governmental system are inspired by the UsefulNotes/UnitedKingdom and UsefulNotes/{{France}}, the Suns definitely think of themselves as a Type I.
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