History Characters / SchlockMercenary

17th Sep '16 8:49:34 PM Ambaryerno
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* ColonelBadass: While technically a captain, Kaff Tagon is certainly this when he decides that its time to get dangerous. After getting [[EyeScream a hidden knife thrown into his eye]] he responds by pulling it out and thanking the thrower for arming him. Then going after him. Moments later we're treated to him trying to use his comm device, complaining that they can't make a touchscreen that still works when covered in blood.

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* ColonelBadass: While technically a captain, (although a naval captain is of roughly equivalent rank to colonel so it still fits) Kaff Tagon is certainly this when he decides that its time to get dangerous. After getting [[EyeScream a hidden knife thrown into his eye]] he responds by pulling it out and thanking the thrower for arming him. Then going after him. Moments later we're treated to him trying to use his comm device, complaining that they can't make a touchscreen that still works when covered in blood.
17th Sep '16 6:15:08 PM aidreamer
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* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:When the Esspererin betray the Toughs, he detonates a ship to ship warhead with himself in the blast radius to prevent them from overrunning the ship.]]
26th Aug '16 12:10:35 PM Adeon
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** While he's willing to eat [[ExtremeOmnivore just about anything]] he actually has a [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2015-05-10 surprisingly discerning palette]].
21st Jul '16 4:57:42 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* CombatPragmatist: Even more so than the Toughs. She even once defeated Schlock by splattering him with a fire hose and [[GenreSavvy then putting him in separate bags]].

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* CombatPragmatist: Even more so than the Toughs. She even once defeated Schlock by splattering him with a fire hose and [[GenreSavvy then putting him in separate bags]].bags.



** He's an unrepentant bastard who outsmarts the entire company (including two AIs) and is [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy intelligent enough to kill his enemies as soon as possible]] (and then drop their remains in the incinerator)]], but he just makes you laugh. For example:

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** He's an unrepentant bastard who outsmarts the entire company (including two AIs) and is [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy intelligent enough to kill his enemies as soon as possible]] possible (and then drop their remains in the incinerator)]], but he just makes you laugh. For example:



%%* DangerouslyGenreSavvy



* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: She remembers what happened to ''Tunguska'', and that [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2012-03-19 her predecessor]] somehow vanished (presumed dead) right in his quarters in the middle of a battleplate, and thus prefers to avoid unnecessary risks. [[spoiler: Unfortunately, however, she's ultimately not Genre Savvy enough to make sure her subordinates care enough about her to save her life [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2012-12-21 from an exploding battleplate.]]]]
10th Jul '16 9:23:39 AM Discar
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* YourAnswerToEverything: Tagon calls him on is tendancy to try to solve every problem with martial-arts. Not that he minds; after all, [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2010-03-08 "martial arts training is a really, really useful hammer]].

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* YourAnswerToEverything: Tagon calls him on is tendancy tendency to try to solve every problem with martial-arts. Not that he minds; after all, [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2010-03-08 "martial arts training is a really, really useful hammer]].



--->'''Kevyn:''' I can't help but wonder whether you're able to function in society.\\

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--->'''Kevyn:''' -->'''Kevyn:''' I can't help but wonder whether you're able to function in society.\\



-->'''[[http://schlockmercenary.com/d/20100918.html I AM A SURGEON.]]'''

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-->'''[[http://schlockmercenary.-->'''Tailor:''' ''[[http://schlockmercenary.com/d/20100918.html I AM A SURGEON.]]''']]''



--> ''I'll warn you, this'' (whisk arm) ''has a frappe setting.''

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--> ''I'll -->'''Ch'vorthq:''' I'll warn you, this'' (whisk arm) ''has this has a frappe setting.''



* TryToFitThatOnABusinessCard
-->'''[[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2009-02-15 Lota]]''': You should call me Lota, Longshoreman of the Apocalypse. Hero of the Stationwaist, Foodlord of the Eatonrun... Portlord of the Poles, Grand Marshall, and King of the Second Age of the Free City State of Credomar! You may use pronouns, but only occasionally.

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* TryToFitThatOnABusinessCard
-->'''[[http://www.
TryToFitThatOnABusinessCard: [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2009-02-15 Lota]]''': Here.]]
-->'''Lota''':
You should call me Lota, Longshoreman of the Apocalypse. Hero of the Stationwaist, Foodlord of the Eatonrun... Portlord of the Poles, Grand Marshall, and King of the Second Age of the Free City State of Credomar! You may use pronouns, but only occasionally.



* ManipulativeBastard: Just because he's doing it ForYourOwnGood doesn't mean he won't get on your nerves when you figure out that he's been manipulating you. [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2015-05-27 As the narrator puts it...]]
--> He is philantropic, benevolent and cuddly, but he is never '''not''' playing you.

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* ManipulativeBastard: Just because he's doing it ForYourOwnGood doesn't mean he won't get on your nerves when you figure out that he's been manipulating you. [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2015-05-27 As the narrator puts it...]]
-->
figure out that he's been manipulating you]].
-->'''Narrator:'''
He is philantropic, benevolent and cuddly, but he is never '''not''' playing you.



--> '''Shufgar''' (Speaking about a subordinate killed by Kevyn) He was like a son to me. \\

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--> ---> '''Shufgar''' (Speaking about a subordinate killed by Kevyn) He was like a son to me. \\



--> '''Shufgar''': Let them know the human is armed, dangerous... and ''undead.''

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--> ---> '''Shufgar''': Let them know the human is armed, dangerous... and ''undead.''
18th May '16 8:23:23 PM Discar
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* MeaningfulName:
** "Pius Dei" means "Dutiful God." Fitting for an entity that [[WithGreatPower acts as he believes a god would]].
** The name for his domain as a whole, "Plenipotent Dominion," means "Overpowered Empire." Petey is not subtle.
30th Mar '16 2:27:46 PM Odacon_Spy
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* DeathSeeker: Possibly. He's mentioned that he does have a conscience which he actively has to ignore, and his clone, Libretti, clearly has guilt over what he's done. Calling him a monster has him reply, "I never get tired of that.", but he's frowning every time he says it. [[spoiler:When the real one is finally cornered, he keeps fighting instead of surrendering, and after he's restrained, he insists that they just kill him, even giving reasons why he shouldn't be left alive, all with an extremely mocking tone and goading expression uncharacteristic of his usual stoic personality. His clone (that at least in part should have similar feelings and beliefs) was happy to die, and in her dying message requested that he be killed too. And when he saw that his clone asked for him to die as well, he approved.]]

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* DeathSeeker: Possibly. He's mentioned that he does have a conscience which he actively has to ignore, and his clone, Libretti, [[spoiler:Libretti]], clearly has guilt over what he's done. Calling him a monster has him reply, "I never get tired of that.", but he's frowning every time he says it. [[spoiler:When the real one is finally cornered, he keeps fighting instead of surrendering, and after he's restrained, he insists that they just kill him, even giving reasons why he shouldn't be left alive, all with an extremely mocking tone and goading expression uncharacteristic of his usual stoic personality. His clone (that at least in part should have similar feelings and beliefs) was happy to die, and in her dying message requested that he be killed too. And when he saw that his clone asked for him to die as well, he approved.]]



* KickTheSonOfABitch: He leaves Colonel Krum to die after Morrowkweng is destroyed on grounds that he'd rather save people he likes first, prioritizing saving the bartender over her. [[spoiler:He kills his former employer, Admiral Emm. While she probably deserved it, his stated reasons are less than altruistic.]]

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* KickTheSonOfABitch: He leaves Colonel Krum to die after Morrowkweng is destroyed on grounds that he'd rather save people he likes first, prioritizing saving the bartender over her. [[spoiler:He later kills his former employer, Admiral Emm. While she probably deserved it, Emm, as well, and while his stated reasons are less than altruistic.altruistic, she more than likely deserved it.]]
26th Mar '16 1:48:46 PM aidreamer
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* {{Blackmail}}: Uses some of Admiral Emm's dirty secrets to coerce her into putting one of her agents under Bala-Amin's command.



%%* HiveMind

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%%* HiveMind* HiveMind: Attorney drones are connected into one mind via cyborg implants, though they will frequently still talk to one another verbally.
* RunningGag: After the Toughs are given the legal right to kill attorney drones for a bounty, they repeatedly win legal challenges by simply shooting the other side's lawyers. But after a while, the Partnership Collective becomes very adept at avoiding the Toughs, resulting in no more appearances. The gag is ultimately used one last time off panel just before the Toughs sell their contract to Sanctum Adroit, a mercenary police force, ending it once and for all.
13th Mar '16 6:33:55 PM aidreamer
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* CombatPragmatist: Whenever Tagon competes against his men in training exercises, he always wins thanks to heavy cheating.
12th Feb '16 5:49:38 PM aidreamer
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* MartyrWithoutACause: In her need to feel like she is making a difference, she offers to donate top secret tech to the Oafans, which would inevitably result in a military tribunal for selling secrets. She is then outraged when Petey intervenes, taking responsibility for donating said technology to keep her out of trouble. When Captain Landon points out that throwing herself into the metaphorical meat grinder isn't going to change anything, she suggests her sacrifice might blunt the blades a bit.
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