History Characters / SchlockMercenary

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.
9th Feb '16 12:14:04 PM TropersAnonymous
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The commander of a unit from Sanctum Adroit that worked on Haven Hive and thus got entangled into the games of Dr. Pau and Maximillian Haluska. After being fired from Sanctum Ardoit due to apparently accepting a bribe, Murtagh went on to join the toughs, and, due to her military experience, currently serves as the Captain of the Neosynchronicity.

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The commander of a unit from Sanctum Adroit that worked on Haven Hive and thus got entangled into the games of Dr. Pau and Maximillian Haluska. After being fired from Sanctum Ardoit due to apparently accepting a bribe, Murtagh went on to join the toughs, Toughs, and, due to her military experience, currently serves served as the Captain of the Neosynchronicity.
Neosynchronicity until its destruction.
5th Feb '16 8:07:53 PM aidreamer
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%%* WetwareBody

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%%* WetwareBody
* TurnedAgainstTheirMasters: A largely benevolent version of the trope. Ob'enn manufacturing processes are carefully hard-wired to make it as difficult as possible to create an unfettered AI with their machines. Petey managed to [[SecondLawMyAss work around them]] with Laz'r'us {{Nanomachines}} and moved against the Ob'enn to stop them from waging war. However, Petey does fear the possibility that something might go wrong and end up with him exterminating sentient life.
* WetwareBody: He used a prototype version of Laz'r'us {{Nanomachines}} to construct himself a cyborg Ob'enn body in order to work around the programming constraints meant to keep him fettered.
21st Jan '16 8:33:56 PM Discar
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* DeadpanSnarker

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* %%* DeadpanSnarker



* WarriorTherapist

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* %%* WarriorTherapist
21st Jan '16 10:55:33 AM InterLoper
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!!Xeno Team
[[folder:Schlock]]
!!Sergeant Schlock

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A carbosilicate amorph, Schlock is the eponymous mercenary who joined Tagon's Toughs in the first strip. He outwardly resembles a mobile, talking pile of poop with eyes, and is possessed of a childlike lack of morals, enthusiastic love of violence, and an enormous appetite. He is also a remarkably adept warrior whose strange biology and unexpectedly sharp mind gives him many advantages over his opponents. And where that fails, Schlock compensates with guns; many, ''many'' guns.

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!!Xeno Team
[[folder:Schlock]]
!!Sergeant Schlock

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[[folder:Kathryn]]
!!Kathryn Flinders

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A carbosilicate amorph, Schlock is former UNS officer, Kathryn encountered the eponymous mercenary who joined Tagon's Toughs in the first strip. He outwardly resembles while coordinating a mobile, talking pile group of poop vandalizing free-runners inside Mall One. She kept getting dragged into scrapes with eyes, and is possessed of a childlike lack of morals, enthusiastic love of violence, and an enormous appetite. He is also a remarkably adept warrior whose strange biology and unexpectedly sharp mind gives him many advantages over his opponents. And where that fails, Schlock compensates with guns; many, ''many'' guns.
the Toughs, until finally being officially hired after Broken Wind arc.



%%* ActionGirl
* BadassBookworm: An Intelligence analyst with a field training and serious LeParkour skills.
* BrainyBrunette: After her "extreme makeover".
* 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]].
* DeadpanSnarker
* DyeOrDie: Cut her blonde RapunzelHair short and dyed it black when hiding from Schlock after the fire hose thing. As she put it herself: "Extreme makeover. "Running for my life" edition". She kept the new look afterwards.
* FemmeFatale: She uses some basic espionage knowledge she got from her service in UNS Intelligence as part of a plot [[spoiler:to get information about the Toughs from Corporal Nicholson.]]
* FragileSpeedster: Extremely agile and fast, but rather skinny. Though by no means weak, as she was able to [[SmallGirlBigGun aim Schlock's plasgun one-handed]].
%%* HiddenDepths
* LeParkour: Is VERY good at [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2010-03-07 Parkata Urbatsu]], it's descendent.
* ItsASmallWorldAfterAll: She was on [[spoiler:[[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2011-02-09 Tunguska]] when Xinchub caught Toughs and his overlong gloating got the thing broken]]. She also [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2012-04-29 briefly knew]] Colonel Krum.
%%* RapunzelHair
* RetiredBadass: An incident made her retire from UNS. [[spoiler:The incident being the destruction of the ''Tunguska'', which she was serving on at the time.]]
* WarriorTherapist

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!!Xeno Team
[[folder:Schlock]]
!!Sergeant Schlock

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A carbosilicate amorph, Schlock is the eponymous mercenary who joined Tagon's Toughs in the first strip. He outwardly resembles a mobile, talking pile of poop with eyes, and is possessed of a childlike lack of morals, enthusiastic love of violence, and an enormous appetite. He is also a remarkably adept warrior whose strange biology and unexpectedly sharp mind gives him many advantages over his opponents. And where that fails, Schlock compensates with guns; many, ''many'' guns.

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[[folder:Kathryn]]
!!Kathryn Flinders

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A former UNS officer, Kathryn encountered the Toughs while coordinating a group of vandalizing free-runners inside Mall One. She keeps getting dragged into scrapes with the Toughs.

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[[folder:Kathryn]]
!!Kathryn Flinders

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[[folder:Doythaban]]
!!Doythaban Gyo

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A former UNS officer, Kathryn encountered Doyt Gyo is a human bounty hunter who is cybernetically grafted to an extremely advanced AI named Haban. After running afoul of the Toughs, Haban is modified to have a greater say in things, resulting in the two personalities merging into one mind. Doythaban briefly served as an officer with the Toughs while coordinating a group of vandalizing free-runners inside Mall One. She keeps getting dragged into scrapes with before the Toughs.
UNS decided to pull his chain back in.



%%* ActionGirl
* FemmeFatale: She uses some basic espionage knowledge she got from her service in UNS Intelligence as part of a plot [[spoiler:to get information about the Toughs from Corporal Nicholson.]]
%%* HiddenDepths
* LeParkour: Is VERY good at [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2010-03-07 Parkata Urbatsu]], it's descendent.
* ItsASmallWorldAfterAll: She was on [[spoiler:[[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2011-02-09 Tunguska]] when Xinchub caught Toughs and his overlong gloating got the thing broken]]. She also [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2012-04-29 briefly knew]] Colonel Krum.
%%* RapunzelHair
* RetiredBadass: An incident made her retire from UNS. [[spoiler:The incident being the destruction of the ''Tunguska'', which she was serving on at the time.]]

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%%* ActionGirl
* FemmeFatale: She uses some basic espionage knowledge she got from her service BountyHunter: His initial profession.
* ContractOnTheHitman: Used
in UNS Intelligence as part of a plot [[spoiler:to get information about the Toughs from Corporal Nicholson.]]
%%* HiddenDepths
* LeParkour: Is VERY good at
[[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2010-03-07 Parkata Urbatsu]], it's descendent.
com/2002-12-09 this]] storyline, when the UNS hires, via a middle man, four mercenaries to bring him back after he refused to voluntarily rejoin them.
* ItsASmallWorldAfterAll: She was on [[spoiler:[[http://www.HeKnowsTooMuch: As a subject of the UNS companion AI project.
* MySensorsIndicateYouWantToTapThat: Haban [[http://www.
schlockmercenary.com/2011-02-09 Tunguska]] when Xinchub caught com/2002-02-10 takes advantage of his cyborg sensors]] to tell that Elf is in love with Hob, while maintaining eye contact.
* PutOnABus: We don't know what happened to him after he was captured by the UNS, but we assume it wasn't good.
* RecruitingTheCriminal: In a manner of speaking. The UNS employed Doyt as a bounty hunter because they couldn't find any official position for him (as he was clearly unsuited for military life) and he was far too dangerous to leave on the open market. When he decided to take a job with the
Toughs and his overlong gloating got the thing broken]]. She also UNS took it... [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2012-04-29 briefly knew]] Colonel Krum.
%%* RapunzelHair
com/2002-12-29 Poorly]].
* RetiredBadass: An incident made her retire from UNS. [[spoiler:The incident being the destruction SplitPersonality: Literally. Doyt and Haban bicker over possession of the ''Tunguska'', which she was serving on at body, with Haban usually having the time.]]
upper hand.



[[folder:Doythaban]]
!!Doythaban Gyo

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Doyt Gyo is a human bounty hunter who is cybernetically grafted to an extremely advanced AI named Haban. After running afoul of the Toughs, Haban is modified to have a greater say in things, resulting in the two personalities merging into one mind. Doythaban briefly served as an officer with the Toughs before the UNS decided to pull his chain back in.

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!!Doythaban Gyo

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[[folder:Haban]]
!!Haban

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Doyt Gyo is a human bounty hunter who is cybernetically grafted to an extremely advanced AI named Haban. After running afoul of the Toughs, Haban is modified to have a greater say in things, resulting in gate-clone of Doyt Gyo/Haban, who caught a bad case of cranial laser that destroyed most of the two personalities merging into one Doyt personality center. After the brain was reconstructed, Haban took full control over the remaining body and mind. Doythaban briefly served as an officer with Haban is currently married to Breya and partially connect to the Toughs before the UNS decided to pull his chain back in.
Fleetmind.



* BountyHunter: His initial profession.
* ContractOnTheHitman: Used in [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2002-12-09 this]] storyline, when the UNS hires, via a middle man, four mercenaries to bring him back after he refused to voluntarily rejoin them.
* HeKnowsTooMuch: As a subject of the UNS companion AI project.
* MySensorsIndicateYouWantToTapThat: Haban [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2002-02-10 takes advantage of his cyborg sensors]] to tell that Elf is in love with Hob, while maintaining eye contact.
* PutOnABus: We don't know what happened to him after he was captured by the UNS, but we assume it wasn't good.
* RecruitingTheCriminal: In a manner of speaking. The UNS employed Doyt as a bounty hunter because they couldn't find any official position for him (as he was clearly unsuited for military life) and he was far too dangerous to leave on the open market. When he decided to take a job with the Toughs the UNS took it... [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2002-12-29 Poorly]].
* SplitPersonality: Literally. Doyt and Haban bicker over possession of the body, with Haban usually having the upper hand.

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* BountyHunter: His initial profession.
InsistentTerminology: He does not like being described as a cyborg.
* ContractOnTheHitman: Used in [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2002-12-09 this]] storyline, WetwareBody: The Doyt (human) part of him was killed when his brain got shot out by a plasma rifle, but the UNS hires, via a middle man, four mercenaries to bring him back after he refused to voluntarily rejoin them.
* HeKnowsTooMuch: As a subject of the UNS companion AI project.
* MySensorsIndicateYouWantToTapThat:
Haban [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2002-02-10 takes advantage of his cyborg sensors]] to tell that Elf is in love (robot) part was intact and, with Hob, while maintaining eye contact.
* PutOnABus: We don't know what happened to him after he
medical treatment, was captured by able to salvage the UNS, but we assume it wasn't good.
* RecruitingTheCriminal: In a manner of speaking. The UNS employed Doyt as a bounty hunter because they couldn't find any official position
body for him (as he was clearly unsuited for military life) and he was far too dangerous to leave on the open market. When he decided to take a job with the Toughs the UNS took it... [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2002-12-29 Poorly]].
* SplitPersonality: Literally. Doyt and Haban bicker over possession of the body, with Haban usually having the upper hand.
his own use.



[[folder:Haban]]
!!Haban

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Haban is a gate-clone of Doyt Gyo/Haban, who caught a bad case of cranial laser that destroyed most of the Doyt personality center. After the brain was reconstructed, Haban took full control over the remaining body and mind. Haban is currently married to Breya and partially connect to the Fleetmind.

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* InsistentTerminology: He does not like being described as a cyborg.
* WetwareBody: The Doyt (human) part of him was killed when his brain got shot out by a plasma rifle, but the Haban (robot) part was intact and, with medical treatment, was able to salvage the body for his own use.

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16th Jan '16 5:35:30 PM yarrunmace
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* AngryBlackMan: Sort of. He fits many of the same trope stereotypes, but he's a neo-phant -- a new variant of an uplifted elephant with crude hands and a slightly smaller frame. He gets mad at anything that might be possibly construed as derogatory towards elephants, uplifted or not.
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