History Characters / SchlockMercenary

7th Jun '18 8:20:23 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* CloningBlues: The original sacrifices himself to save his friends; they build a memorial to him and then grow another Tagon with memories caught up to just before that mission. While the general understanding is that this is like restoring a save game and everyone accepts him as their friend returned, the clone takes a while to work through his issues about living up to the original's example.

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* CloningBlues: The original sacrifices himself to save his friends; they build a memorial to him and then grow another Tagon with memories caught up to just before A specific point during that mission. While the general understanding is that this is like restoring a save game and everyone accepts him as their friend returned, the clone takes a while to work through his issues about living up to the original's example.
2nd May '18 5:51:00 PM nombretomado
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* FullFrontalAssault: In a heroic version of the trope, [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2010-07-05 he rushed out to the kidnapping of Timeclone!Kevyn]] with nothing but his weapon.[[DoubleEntendre *Ahem*]] [[IThoughtItMeant His]] ''[[IThoughtItMeant other]]'' [[IThoughtItMeant weapon]], an antique carbine he'd kept above his desk for years.

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* FullFrontalAssault: In a heroic version of the trope, [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2010-07-05 he rushed out to the kidnapping of Timeclone!Kevyn]] with nothing but his weapon.[[DoubleEntendre *Ahem*]] [[IThoughtItMeant [[JustForFun/IThoughtItMeant His]] ''[[IThoughtItMeant ''[[JustForFun/IThoughtItMeant other]]'' [[IThoughtItMeant [[JustForFun/IThoughtItMeant weapon]], an antique carbine he'd kept above his desk for years.
1st May '18 12:35:33 PM 32_Footsteps
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* BearyFriendly: That said, he's a bit slow to anger, and he has remarkable self-control even when he's feeling grouchy, so while he's certainly not someone to upset, he's remarkably meek and polite when calm.



* GentleGiant: Push comes to shove, Landon generally prefers not to throw around his weight - sure, he weighs over 700 kilos and towers over most he interacts with, but outside of combat situations, he is neck-and-nack with Sorlie for the nicest person in UNS employ.



* ReassignedToAntarctica: After his heroic actions in Dom Atlantis, he is half fired/half promoted to working on Jumpstar Prime to get him out of the no-gun zone. Part of this is because his girlfriend is a sentient gun, and neither of them are interested in being separated.

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* ReassignedToAntarctica: After his heroic actions in Dom Atlantis, he is half fired/half promoted half-fired/half-promoted to working on Jumpstar Prime to get him out of the no-gun zone. Part of this is because his girlfriend is a sentient gun, and neither of them are interested in being separated.


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* TheSymbiote: During "Delegates and Delegation," he comes across the modified incapacitator that Mako (Kowalski's hijacked agent) had taken the factory safeties off of. Somehow, in the process of using it, it achieved sentience and bonded with Landon. Tenzy, as the AI became known, is now in a mutualistic symbiosis with Landon, and both are pretty protective of each other. Based on how they talk to each other, it appears both look at their symbiosis as a romantic relationship.
23rd Apr '18 11:37:42 PM Lopiny
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* TheParalyzer: [[https://www.schlockmercenary.com/2018-04-24 At least for Uuplechans]], but he either developed a "nervous chemical they really don't like" he can secrete that shuts them down on contact, or simply found something he could already generate could cause that, and uses it to take down several Uuplechans one touch at a time before they can react. It's yet unknown if he has anything similar for other species.
23rd Apr '18 6:34:12 AM Kalaong
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* DumbMuscle: Nick can deliver a 12-megapascal punch - twice the force any late 20th-century boxer could muster - and has the reinforced bone structure to not shatter his hand in the process. He's also [[ZigZaggedTrope superstitious, gullible, and easily distracted, but not stupid]], [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2010-04-09 to put it in Legs' words.]]

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* DumbMuscle: Nick can deliver a [[https://www.schlockmercenary.com/2010-01-09 12-megapascal punch punch]] - twice the force any late 20th-century boxer could muster - and has the reinforced bone structure to not shatter his hand in the process. He's also [[ZigZaggedTrope superstitious, gullible, and easily distracted, but not stupid]], [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2010-04-09 to put it in Legs' words.]]
14th Apr '18 10:04:39 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* KickedUpstairs: Happens to Ennesby in a way, being made an 'Adjutant', a poorly defined rank.

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* KickedUpstairs: Happens to Ennesby in a way, being made an 'Adjutant', a poorly defined rank. He was later promoted to company lawyer when Massey left.
4th Apr '18 8:23:47 PM Mithiwithi
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* ImprobableWeaponUser: The modifications that gave Haban additional control over Doyt Gyo's body [[spoiler:also granted him an array of... secreted weapons, including exploding spittle and, well, considerable ToiletHumour fodder. These weapons come in handy by allowing the gate-clone to [[https://www.schlockmercenary.com/2001-07-01 escape F'sherl-ganni captivity]] in book 1. They come into play again much much ''much'' later in book 15, where they are used [[https://www.schlockmercenary.com/2015-01-10 to fend off brain-hacked cops]]. ]]
8th Mar '18 10:29:31 AM Discar
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* CloningBlues: Chinook is technically not Tagii, but an echo-spawned simulation that imprinted on Ennesby and was later transferred. This was mostly possible due to Ennesby's own viral nature, which is quite rare for [=AIs=].
-->'''Captain Tagon:''' You make it sound like she was a sapient brain tumor.\\
'''Cindy:''' That metaphor is terrible, made worse by the fact that it works.



* TryToFitThatOnABusinessCard: Her full title is at ''least'' "Goddess of Earth, Wind, and Plumbing, Our Sentinel of Perpetual Overwatch, Cryptkeeper, Vaultminder, Stormtender, Spider Queen, Wealservant, Avenging Deputy, and Warm Breath Upon the Holy Wind." Thurl got interrupted before we could see if there was more.
-->'''Chinook:''' If you read the whole list every time I show up, I'm going to stop calling ahead.

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* TryToFitThatOnABusinessCard: TryToFitThatOnABusinessCard:
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Her full title is at ''least'' "Goddess of Earth, Wind, and Plumbing, Our Sentinel of Perpetual Overwatch, Cryptkeeper, Vaultminder, Stormtender, Spider Queen, Wealservant, Avenging Deputy, and Warm Breath Upon the Holy Wind." Thurl got interrupted before we could see if there was more.
-->'''Chinook:''' --->'''Chinook:''' If you read the whole list every time I show up, I'm going to stop calling ahead.
7th Mar '18 11:56:05 AM Discar
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* YouAreInCommandNow: When [[spoiler:Kaff dies in the middle of a mission, Karl undergoes a mental break]], leaving Kathryn as the highest-ranking officer on the ship. It only lasts about an hour and a half, though.



* AmbiguousGender: The pronouns used for her change over time; it's unclear if she chose to change her gender as she gave up the T'kkuts-Afa identity, or if people are just using the wrong pronouns.
* FailsafeFailure: Iafa was locked out of the internal gravy controls of ''Broken Wind'' so that if she went crazy she wouldn't be able to kill them all. When the ship gets boarded, this means that she can't help repel the enemy without an hour's work on inaccessible hardware.
-->'''Kaff:''' I hate it when we secure the wrong stuff.



* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: "Broken Wind" is not a fart joke. The word "t'kkkuts" is an Oafa curse, denoting something broken or destructive. Afa means "wind," and has religious connotations, such as "unmoved mover" and "God." So while a literal translation of her name is Broken Wind, a more ''useful'' one is "Angry God."

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* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast:
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"Broken Wind" is not a fart joke. The word "t'kkkuts" is an Oafa curse, denoting something broken or destructive. Afa means "wind," and has religious connotations, such as "unmoved mover" and "God." So while a literal translation of her name is Broken Wind, a more ''useful'' one is "Angry God."




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* UltimateJobSecurity: Bala-Amin absolutely refuses to fire her, no matter how much her MartyrWithoutACause tendencies cause her to try. Sorlie is the most valuable person on her staff, and they both know it.
-->'''Chinook:''' You need to work harder at getting fired so you can come work for me.\\
'''Sorlie:''' I'd work harder at getting fired if I thought it would actually work.


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* BlatantLies: When he joins a mission through a teraport cage to reinforce the Toughs, he has quite a bit of difficulty justifying this as part of his job providing security for the UNS embassy.
-->'''Landon:''' This is an off-site training exercise.\\
'''Bala-Amin:''' Most of those "training" with you aren't UNS personnel.\\
'''Landon:''' Because it's a ''joint-forces'' training exercise.\\
'''Bala-Amin:''' According to the roster, you are the only UNS soldier there.\\
'''Landon:''' I'm learning a lot about working with other people.
6th Mar '18 1:41:53 PM Discar
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* YouKnowImBlackRight: He claims to understand forest metaphors due to being a bear. Sorlie points out that he's a ''polar'' bear, raised in a city in the middle of the ocean.
-->'''Landon:''' ''Barkeep!'' My friend isn't drunk enough to agree with me yet!
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