History Characters / Strikers89

29th Aug '16 11:15:04 AM Morgenthaler
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* WeAreNotTheWehrmacht: Is from the modern German Air Force.


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* WeAreNotTheWehrmacht: Is from the modern German Air Force.


17th Apr '15 5:41:12 PM Baseplate
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* Adorkable: Just see what happens when the girl eats chocolate cake!

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* Adorkable: {{Adorkable}}: Just see what happens when the girl eats chocolate cake!



* [[Wingman Wingwitch]]: Was formerly Frank's wingman on the U.S.S. ''Saratoga''. After Goose arrived, she was reassigned as one to her instead.

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* [[Wingman [[{{Wingman}} Wingwitch]]: Was formerly Frank's wingman on the U.S.S. ''Saratoga''. After Goose arrived, she was reassigned as one to her instead.



* [[Wingman Wingwitches]]: Together, they are Frank's [=wingwitches=] after they join Spellcaster Squadron.

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* [[Wingman [[{{Wingman}} Wingwitches]]: Together, they are Frank's [=wingwitches=] after they join Spellcaster Squadron.



* Adorkable: Her interactions with Sergeant Will Wilkins and their budding relationship are so this.

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* Adorkable: {{Adorkable}}: Her interactions with Sergeant Will Wilkins and their budding relationship are so this.
17th Apr '15 5:27:14 PM Baseplate
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* [[spoiler: BrokenBase: After a catastrophic training flight with Frank that resulted in her leg being broken, her perception of Frank as a KnightInShiningArmor was ''shattered''. As a result, she began to distance herself from Frank. [[RebuiltPedestal: Thankfully, the two reconciled.]]

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* [[spoiler: BrokenBase: After [[spoiler:After a catastrophic training flight with Frank that resulted in her leg being broken, her perception of Frank as a KnightInShiningArmor was ''shattered''. As a result, she began to distance herself from Frank. [[RebuiltPedestal: Thankfully, the two reconciled.]]



!!Commander Birgitte LaRoux

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!!Commander Birgitte LaRoux
[=LaRoux=]



* CoolBigSis: To her SEALwitches and to Frank and Merlin at times.

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* CoolBigSis: To her SEALwitches [=SEAL=] witches and to Frank and Merlin at times.



* ElitesAreMoreGlamarous: She's a [=SEAL=] on top of being a Witch.

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* ElitesAreMoreGlamarous: ElitesAreMoreGlamorous: She's a [=SEAL=] on top of being a Witch.



* FunetikAccent: Speaks with a Louisiana accent.

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* FunetikAccent: FunetikAksent: Speaks with a Louisiana accent.



* [[spoiler:[[PostKissCatatonia Post Head-Pat Catatonia]]: Thread 61, Frank Ruffles her hair to stop her and Katherine Young from getting into a fight. The second he touches her, her brain melts down and she stumbles off in a happy daze.]]

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* [[spoiler:[[PostKissCatatonia [[PostKissCatatonia Post Head-Pat Catatonia]]: Thread [[spoiler:Thread 61, Frank Ruffles her hair to stop her and Katherine Young from getting into a fight. The second he touches her, her brain melts down and she stumbles off in a happy daze.]]



* [[spoiler:ShrinkingViolet: As of thread 60 we get to see Stalinka on the ground, where she blushes if Frank so much as looks at her.]]

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* [[spoiler:ShrinkingViolet: As ShrinkingViolet: [[spoiler:As of thread 60 we get to see Stalinka on the ground, where she blushes if Frank so much as looks at her.]]



* StalkerwithaCrush: She appeared out of nowhere and declared Frank her "Love" and that she wanted to have children with him. She also managed to somehow send mail to him despite being on the opposite side in WWIII.

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* StalkerwithaCrush: StalkerWithACrush: She appeared out of nowhere and declared Frank her "Love" and that she wanted to have children with him. She also managed to somehow send mail to him despite being on the opposite side in WWIII.
17th Apr '15 5:18:50 PM Baseplate
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* HeroicBSOD: [[spoiler: After Frank is declared MIA following the fight over Tanana, she develops a heavy case of PTSD. She gets better though.]]

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* HeroicBSOD: [[spoiler: After Frank is declared MIA following the fight over Tanana, she develops a heavy case of PTSD. She gets is gradually getting better though.]]
17th Apr '15 5:17:44 PM Baseplate
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* HeroicBSOD:[[spoiler: The entire squadron after Franks HeroicSacrifice.]]

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* HeroicBSOD:[[spoiler: The entire squadron after Franks Frank's HeroicSacrifice.]]



Callsigns Warhound and Revenant: The Main Character. This is the "you" that the second person narrative refers to. Estimates put him at 26 years of age. Initially flies the F-14B Tomcat and the modified F-14D+. After [[spoiler: being shot down over Alaska and being MIA for a time, has been given command of the Chance-Vought XF-02B Wyvern/Corsair IV for combat testing.]] His father is a Marine, his mother was a Navy Witch, and he has three siblings: Rex, an Air Force Pararescue Jumper; Jake, an Army tank commander; and Jessica, a witch-in-training at the Academy, currently leaning towards flying Hornets for the Navy or Marines. [[spoiler: Now officially serving in the Marine Corps in Japan.]] Fronk is relatively level-headed, but not above any tomfoolery. He seems to have managed to avoid the "live fast, die young" mentality common among combat pilots- or at least outgrown it. He has close ties to most of Spellcaster. [[spoiler: He is now known, much to his chagrin, as the "Eagle of Tanana" and the "Butcher of the Bering Sea".]]

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Callsigns Warhound and Revenant: The Main Character. This is the "you" that the second person narrative refers to. Estimates put him at 26 24-26 years of age. Initially flies the F-14B Tomcat and the modified F-14D+. After [[spoiler: being shot down over Alaska and being MIA for a time, has been given command of the Chance-Vought XF-02B Wyvern/Corsair IV for combat testing.]] His father is a Marine, his mother was a Navy Witch, and he has three siblings: Rex, an Air Force Pararescue Jumper; Jake, an Army tank commander; and Jessica, a witch-in-training at the Academy, currently leaning towards flying Hornets for the Navy or Marines. [[spoiler: Now Jessica is now officially serving in the Marine Corps in Japan.]] Fronk is relatively level-headed, but not above any tomfoolery. He seems to have managed to avoid the "live fast, die young" mentality common among combat pilots- or at least outgrown it. He has close ties to most of Spellcaster. [[spoiler: He is now known, much to his chagrin, as the "Eagle of Tanana" and the "Butcher of the Bering Sea".Sea", among other titles.]]



* BeserkButton: Do ''not'' insult Merlin, or talk down to her, or hint that she's inadequate in any way because she's not a ''real'' witch. This is guaranteed surefire way of making Frank your mortal enemy.

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* BeserkButton: BerserkButton: Do ''not'' insult Merlin, or talk down to her, or hint that she's inadequate in any way because she's not a ''real'' witch. This is guaranteed surefire way of making Frank your mortal enemy.



* CastFromHitPoints: [[spoiler: It seems that his gnome powers are directly tied to his constitution. To wit: the only time he has come closest to dying -- notwithstanding his crash in Tanana -- was after the Battle for Berlin, where he singlehandedly engaged sixty fighters and ''three'' dreadnoughts. [[HolyShitQuotient The only damage he took was falling into a coma for two weeks.]]]]



* MemeticBadass: In-Universe: To the point where Spetsnaz kill teams have been dispatched to assassinate him and fighter wings were dedicated ''solely'' to shoot him down.




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* SignificantName: Despite not being related to ''those'' Bishops in universe, he is still named after a World War One fighter ace.



Frank's backseater. Merlin is a Witch who is unable to fly, but is an instinctive genius with electronic devices, and she can talk to fighters and Striker units. She has some hangups over being a Witch who can't use strikers, and she's still very much a kid, but she's dependable and totally the best RIO in the entire fleet.

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Familiar: Seagull. Frank's backseater. Merlin is a Witch who is unable to fly, but is an instinctive genius with electronic devices, and she can talk to fighters and Striker units. She has some hangups over being a Witch who can't use strikers, and she's still very much a kid, but she's dependable and totally the best RIO in the entire fleet. \n

* Adorkable: Just see what happens when the girl eats chocolate cake!
* BreakTheCutie: [[spoiler: Is hit with this '''''hard''''' after Frank's HeroicSacrifice.]]
* BigBrotherWorship: While not ''actually'' being her older brother, Merlin still really looks up to Frank.[[HeartwarmingMoments All because he was the first person who really made her feel useful.]]



*HeroicBSOD: [[spoiler: After Frank is declared MIA following the fight over Tanana, she develops a heavy case of PTSD. She gets better though.]]



* GuyInBack: To Frank. Merlin runs the Tomcat radars.


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* GuyInBack: To Frank. Merlin runs the Tomcat radars.

[[spoiler: and later, the Wyvern's]] radars.
* GadgeteerGenius: She pioneered Magic-Seeking Sensors and practical Conventional-Magic hybrid jet engines. It's to the point where some refer to her as the next [[IronMan Tony Stark.]]




* CovertPervert: Who would have thought that the utterly professional commander of VF-03 would be into trashy romance novels (of the erotic variety) [[spoiler:as well as bondage]]?



* [[ByTheBookCop ByTheBookCO]]: Ice became this, after a bad crash as a young Witch. Part of her character development is loosening up on the nonessentials, while remaining tight on what's important.

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* [[ByTheBookCop ByTheBookCO]]: By The Book Commanding Officer]]: Ice became this, after a bad crash as a young Witch. Part of her character development is loosening up on the nonessentials, non-essentials, while remaining tight on what's important.important.
* NotSoAboveItAll: Likewise, when arriving after a sortie in Alaska and finding Slider and Maverick engaged in a water gun fight, she quickly joins the fray.



Familiar: Boa Constrictor. XO of Spellcaster, 19 years of age. Flies F-14D and F/A-18 strikers, wields twin combat shotguns (Remingtons or Mossbergs, not sure). Slider is a bro-tier troll and a prankmeister supreme. She's also Ice's best friend and an ally to any member of Spellcaster. She's also got...something, going on with Frank. She's the most physically affectionate member of Spellcaster and the only one who has so far kissed Frank,[[spoiler: though it was an "I'm glad your alive" kiss after being shot down.]] Time will tell if anything happens.

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Familiar: Boa Constrictor. XO of Spellcaster, 19 years of age. Flies F-14D and F/A-18 strikers, wields twin combat shotguns (Remingtons or Mossbergs, not sure). Slider is a bro-tier troll and a prankmeister supreme. She's also Ice's best friend and an ally to any member of Spellcaster. She's also got...something, ''something'', going on with Frank. She's the most physically affectionate member of Spellcaster and the only one who has so far kissed Frank,[[spoiler: Frank, [[spoiler: though it was an "I'm glad your alive" kiss after being shot down.]] Time will tell if anything happens.



* BearHug: Tends to do this with the other members of Spellcaster Squadron, male or female.



* ShotgunsAreJustBetter: Her weapon of choice.

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* ShotgunsAreJustBetter: Her weapon of choice. \n [[MoreDakka Later receives a pair of automatic shotguns care of Ice.]]
* TheGadfly: Early on in the story. She seems to have calmed down. Somewhat.



Familiar: Cat. 17 years of age. Flies F-14D strikers, wields an M-16. Before her new [[WingMan Wing Witch]] Goose joined the squadron, she and Frank were [[WingMan Wing Men]], and this led to a fast and strong friendship.

* BiTheWay: There have been hints of this. It's all but confirmed that Mav was sleeping with Orion, Frank's former RIO. At the same time, she also failed to pick up a hot blonde at a bar by the name of Charlie.

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Familiar: Cat. 17 years of age. Flies F-14D strikers, wields an M-16. Before her new [[WingMan Wing Witch]] wingwitch Goose joined the squadron, she and Frank were [[WingMan Wing Men]], and this led to a fast and strong friendship.

wingmen.

* BiTheWay: There have been hints of this. It's all but confirmed that Mav was sleeping with Orion, Frank's former RIO. At the same time, she also failed to pick up a hot blonde at a bar by the name of Charlie.
Charlie. Not to mention the ship tease between herself and Kat.
* ChildhoodFriends: Was retconned into being one with Frank.
* [[Wingman Wingwitch]]: Was formerly Frank's wingman on the U.S.S. ''Saratoga''. After Goose arrived, she was reassigned as one to her instead.



* [[spoiler: BrokenBase: After a catastrophic training flight with Frank that resulted in her leg being broken, her perception of Frank as a KnightInShiningArmor was ''shattered''. As a result, she began to distance herself from Frank. [[RebuiltPedestal: Thankfully, the two reconciled.]]



Familiar: Cat. Granddaughter of Martian War veterans Ian Kent and Perrine Clostermann of the famed 501st Joint Fighter Wing. French naval witch who requested a transfer into Spellcaster. Flies with Rafale A Strikers. Currently no official Callsign, the Styles twins have used "Rose", though she hates this.

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Familiar: Black Cat. Granddaughter of Martian War veterans Ian Kent and Perrine Clostermann of the famed 501st Joint Fighter Wing. French naval witch who requested a transfer into Spellcaster. Flies with Rafale A Strikers. Currently no official Callsign, the Styles twins have used "Rose", though she hates this.



Familiars: Sharks of some sort. Twin witches who fly steelwings. Currently fly an XF-02B Wyvern. Clarissa is the RIO, Alyssa is the Pilot and has an artificial leg.

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Familiars: Sharks of some sort. Twin witches who fly steelwings. Currently Currently, they fly an a XF-02B Wyvern. Clarissa is the RIO, Alyssa is the Pilot and has an artificial leg. \n

* CuteLittleFangs: Is depicted as having these in artwork.




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* [[Wingman Wingwitches]]: Together, they are Frank's [=wingwitches=] after they join Spellcaster Squadron.



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Her XO claims she's this; she cares alot, perhaps too much, but she isn't good at expressing it, and so comes off as a bitch.

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Her XO claims she's this; she cares alot, a lot, perhaps too much, but she isn't good at expressing it, and so comes off as a bitch.bitch. After she begins to soften up, she loses much of her jerk-ness.



* GenkiGirl
* MustHaveCaffeine: Her overriding goal in life. It becomes excessive enough that her [=CO=] has to ''order'' her to stop consuming too much.




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* TheGlomp: What she does to everyone when she greets them.



Soviet Air Force; Familiar: Tundra wolf. Recently introduced Soviet Witch who also happens to have a crush on Frank. She is apparently exceptionally powerful and her powers include stealth good enough to hide from Merlin. [[spoiler: Originally, is now able to be found when Merlin is concentrating all her powers.]]

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Soviet Air Force; Familiar: Tundra wolf. Recently introduced Soviet Witch who also happens to have a crush on Frank. She is apparently exceptionally powerful and her powers include stealth good enough to hide from Merlin. [[spoiler: Originally, However, she is now able to be found when Merlin is concentrating all her powers.]]



* {{Yandere}}: Has threatened to kill Merlin repeatedly for being a "Harlot" and taking her man.

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* {{Yandere}}: Has threatened to kill Merlin repeatedly for being a "Harlot" and taking her man. \n She seems to have let go much of her Yandere tendencies though. Seems.
6th Jan '15 8:26:47 PM WildGoose
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* AncestralWeapon: Eventually switches to an M1 Garand that was her grandmother's rifle in the Martian war.




!!Lieutenant Kimiko Sakamoto

An IJN witch on assignment to Spellcaster, and Kenji's older sister. So far, little has been seen of her in combat. Callsign and Familiar unknown.

* IdenticalGrandson: She's basically a red-haired version of Mio.
* ShipperOnDeck: Quite enthusiastic about Merlin and Kenji. So much so that she's been giving Merlin lessons in things Japanese, like wearing a kimono, the tea ceremony, and addressing her as "little sister".



* CharacterDevelopment: Goes from being a bitch with a stick up her ass who hates steelwings to a much nicer person who's supportive of them. Falling in love with [[spoiler: and marrying]] a Striker maintainer probably had something to do with that.




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* TookALevelInKindness: Softens considerably over the course of her miniseries.
* TheyDo: [[spoiler: Eventually marries Will Wilkins and takes his name.]]



* CommandingCoolness: A full Commander in the US Navy.
* CoolBigSis: To her SEALwitches and to Frank and Merlin at times.
* TheDreaded: Nobody crosses Maman Birgitte.
* ElitesAreMoreGlamarous: She's a [=SEAL=] on top of being a Witch.



* HeroicBSOD: Apparently developed PTSD after the war, but he doesn't show it. He is helping [[spoiler: Merlin]] out with hers.

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* HeroicBSOD: Apparently developed PTSD after the war, but he doesn't show it. He is was helping [[spoiler: Merlin]] out with hers.
3rd Dec '14 1:37:24 AM WildGoose
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!!Commander Birgitte LaRoux

A Navy [=SEAL=] withch first met providing security for Spellcaster and Merlin's shop while at Castle Barin, and who later pops up in Europe. Her familiar is a cat, which is ironic given that she's a Navy [=SEAL=].

* FamedInStory: Within the special operations community, anyhow. There are very few people who don't own Maman Brigitte a favor or two.
* FunetikAccent: Speaks with a Louisiana accent.
* WhiteHairedPrettyGirl: When her familiar manifests.
2nd Jan '14 12:29:47 AM WildGoose
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* Adorkable: Her interactions with Sergeant Will Wilkins and their budding relationship are so this.
2nd Dec '13 8:11:44 PM WildGoose
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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Her XO claims she's this; she cares alot, perhaps too much, but she isn't good at expressing it, and so comes off as a bitch.
20th Nov '13 8:35:39 PM WildGoose
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* [[AFatherToHisMen A Mother To Her Men]]: Do not attempt to fuck with her pilots or witches, even if you are a Matron. The kindest thing that will happen is you being escorted off her ship.
* TheCaptain: Uhuh, she is.

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* [[AFatherToHisMen A Mother To Her Men]]: Do not attempt to fuck with her pilots or witches, even if you are a Matron. She is the Captain of the ''USS Saratoga'' first and a Witch second. The kindest thing that will happen is you being escorted off her ship.
* TheCaptain: Uhuh, she is.Hells yes.



* {{Badass}}: Frank's Dad has the CMOH and was part of the 1/9 Marine Battalion, nicknamed "The Walking Dead". Mom's a Witch and this is certain, though not as explicitly as Dad.

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* {{Badass}}: Frank's Dad has the CMOH Congressional Medal of Honor and was part of the 1/9 Marine Battalion, nicknamed "The Walking Dead". Mom's a Witch and this is certain, though not as explicitly as Dad.


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* RescueRomance: Kicked off his relationship with Georgette by fishing her outta the Atlantic.


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* RescueRomance: First fell for Mack after he fished her outta the Atlantic ocean.
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