History Characters / SchlockMercenary

17th Feb '18 6:41:52 PM aidreamer
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* AIIsACrapshoot: Not much, in that she acts the way Para and Tagon want. But she ''does'' have a quirky-as-hell streak and occasionally will gleefully embarrass humans for fun. [[spoiler: And after spending a little too long in a case of AI Sensory Deprivation, has become something of a homicidal psychopath]].

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* AIIsACrapshoot: Not much, in that she acts the way Para and Tagon want. But she ''does'' have a quirky-as-hell streak and occasionally will gleefully embarrass humans for fun. [[spoiler: And after spending a little too long in a case of AI Sensory Deprivation, has become something of a homicidal psychopath]].psychopath. She mostly recovers from that and is ''then'' put in charge of an ancient space station loaded with {{Precursor}} weapons. Putzho {{Lampshade}}s what a horrible idea that was, and sure enough, she eventually goes hysterical, forcing Petey and Putzho to go to war with her]].
17th Feb '18 4:44:26 PM Discar
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!!Commander Kevyn Andreyasn [[spoiler:Later Kevyn Foxworthy]]

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!!Commander Kevyn Andreyasn [[spoiler:Later Kevyn Foxworthy]]
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A second Kevyn exists due to time travel shenanigans. He does not serve with the Toughs, instead devoting himself to pure research. Initially, he decides to retire next door to Captain Tagon's father, General Karl Tagon, but eventually he [[spoiler:volunteers to help Petey fight the Pa'anuri]]

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A second Kevyn exists due to time travel shenanigans. He does not serve with the Toughs, instead devoting himself to pure research. Initially, he decides to retire next door to Captain Tagon's father, General Karl Tagon, but eventually he [[spoiler:volunteers volunteers to help Petey fight the Pa'anuri]]
Pa'anuri.
14th Feb '18 9:14:37 AM 32_Footsteps
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* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Between his knowledge of military maneuvers, his soldier boosts, his experience, his willingness to [[OutsideTheBoxTactic do the unexpected]], and good old-fashioned [[CombatPragmatist cheating]], Tagon is possibly the most dangerous of the Toughs in combat (the only other contender for the title would be Schlock, and Tagon has even beaten him in a sparring match).



* OmnidisciplinaryScientist: Kevyn points out to Hob that just because he is a scientist it doesn't mean that he's an explosives expert - then shows that he ''is'' an expert at them, but only as a hobby. Ultimately, Kevyn's aptitudes are better defined by what he's ''not'' good at. For example, he's good enough at robotics to generate a military-grade AI by following the instructions on the box, but not good enough to ''debug'' those [=AIs=].

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* OmnidisciplinaryScientist: Kevyn points out to Hob that just because he is a scientist it doesn't mean that he's an explosives expert - then shows that he ''is'' an expert at them, but only as a hobby. Ultimately, Kevyn's aptitudes are better defined by what he's ''not'' good at. For example, he's good enough at robotics to generate a military-grade AI by following the instructions on the box, but not good enough to ''debug'' those [=AIs=]. He later admits to only having cursory-at-best knowledge of biology and xenobiology.



%%* HospitalHottie: {{lampshaded}}

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%%* * HospitalHottie: {{lampshaded}}In fact, her sex appeal is more or less why Tagon hired her in the first place. {{Lampshaded}} by the Reverend in his eulogy for the previous chief medical officer.
-->'''Theo Fobius''': [[https://www.schlockmercenary.com/2000-11-19 ... if I'm any judge, the new doctor is a whole lot easier to look at... God works in mysterious ways, but I think I've figured this one out.



* DiggingYourselfDeeper: One of the running themes with Shodan is his habit of saying something and not realizing until too late just what his words have gotten him into.
* GotVolunteered: Very frequently the result of Shodan's short-sightedness when it comes to voicing his observations is him having to take on a noisome duty that he'd rather not have. Others have taken advantage of this multiple times - [[https://www.schlockmercenary.com/2010-02-14 Dr. Bunnigus once used it to trick Shodan into taking temporary command]].



* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Compare his [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2000-11-19 first funeral service]] with his [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2002-03-31 second]]. In general, he's gone from the "Irreverand" to sharing the role of beleaguered conscience of the company with Massey.

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* CharacterizationMarchesOn: Compare his [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2000-11-19 first funeral service]] with his [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2002-03-31 second]]. In general, he's gone from the "Irreverand" "Irreverend" to sharing the role of beleaguered conscience of the company with Massey.


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* FromBadToWorse: During "Longshoreman of the Apocalypse" arc, he was put in command of the Touch-And-Go while Tagon needed to sleep and other officers were on other duties. Due to circumstances completely out of his control (one of which was, well, Schlock), Massey witnesses a series of DisasterDominoes that managed to even astound Tagon when the latter finally awoke.


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* PutOnABus: Due to a bit of laziness when drafting the constitution for the Neo-Afan stronghold, he's now the chief justice of their legal system and has stepped down from his position with the Toughs.
11th Feb '18 5:42:08 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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!!DeHaans

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!!DeHaans!![=DeHaans=]



* {{EatenAlive}}: [[spoiler: Schlock keeps his promise]]

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* {{EatenAlive}}: EatenAlive: [[spoiler: Schlock keeps his promise]]



* RhetoricalRequestBlunder: Played with. [[https://www.schlockmercenary.com/2008-03-13 He arranged for Pi to blow himself up for no other reason than that he thought it would amuse admiral Emm.]] It has no lasting consequences, but would potentially have endagered the cover up.

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* RhetoricalRequestBlunder: Played with. [[https://www.schlockmercenary.com/2008-03-13 He arranged for Pi to blow himself up for no other reason than that he thought it would amuse admiral Emm.]] It has no lasting consequences, but would potentially have endagered endangered the cover up.
11th Feb '18 4:58:55 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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-->'''Schlock:''' "[[https://www.schlockmercenary.com/2014-03-20 I'm gonna say it. [...] You're too new."

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-->'''Schlock:''' "[[https://www.schlockmercenary.com/2014-03-20 I'm gonna say it. ]] [...] You're too new."
11th Feb '18 4:58:02 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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-->'''Schlock:''' "[[https://www.schlockmercenary.com/2014-03-20 I'm gonna say it. [...] You're too new."
-->'''Murtaugh:''' "New to '''''you''''', Sergeant. Only two people in this company possess more military experience than I do: [[spoiler:Commodore Karl Tagon]], and [[spoiler:Chief Gunther Thurl]]."
-->'''Schlock:''' "Wow. How close do you come to them? Because you don't look anywhere nearly as wrinkly as those guys."
-->'''Murtaugh:''' "...Thank you, I think."
25th Jan '18 11:07:43 PM kaninefat
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* MoreDakka: Pretty much somes up his attitude toward life.

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* MoreDakka: Pretty much somes sums up his attitude toward life.
25th Jan '18 9:53:40 PM kaninefat
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* MoreDakka: Pretty much somes up his attitude toward life.
25th Jan '18 8:08:34 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* FamedInStory: [[https://www.schlockmercenary.com/2013-01-06 "A killer of Battleplates."]]
25th Jan '18 6:27:45 PM kaninefat
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* PunchClockVillain: Subverted. His big speech starts in a way to indicate this, but by the end, it's clear that he enjoys his work

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* PunchClockVillain: Subverted. His big speech starts in a way to indicate this, but by the end, it's clear that he enjoys his workwork.
* RhetoricalRequestBlunder: Played with. [[https://www.schlockmercenary.com/2008-03-13 He arranged for Pi to blow himself up for no other reason than that he thought it would amuse admiral Emm.]] It has no lasting consequences, but would potentially have endagered the cover up.
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