History Characters / Temeraire

15th Aug '16 3:21:11 PM Micah
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* FamousNamedForeigner: Ang Tharkay and Tenzing Norgay are probably the two most famous Sherpas.
26th Jul '16 2:49:57 PM Observance
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* BabiesMakeEverythingBetter: She ''insists'' that Hammond marries at least several times and gives her many children to care for. By the time they reach Japan, she's become impatient with his "reluctance".

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* BabiesMakeEverythingBetter: She ''insists'' that Hammond marries at least several times and gives her many children to care for. By the time they reach Japan, she's become impatient with his "reluctance"."reluctance," and encourages Laurence to start having kids too.
--> "... A man should begin to have children at twenty, in ''my'' opinion, and a woman at sixteen."


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* TeamMom: Yes. She's significantly older and more experienced than the rest of Temeraire's usual gang and freely advises them on various matters, usually in regards to the proper treatment of their captains and crew (see BabiesMakeEverythingBetter above).
26th Jul '16 2:38:36 PM Observance
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** That said, ''League of Dragons'' makes it clear that he only treats dragons well because that will make them more willing to fight for him. Since air superiority is a key part of contemporary warfare, making sure his dragons go above and beyond in terms of loyalty gives him that much more of an advantage over the rest of the world.
21st Jul '16 7:38:23 AM longWriter
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* StopHelpingMe: [[invoked]] She outfits poor Granby in BlingOfWar and takes off after prizes ''constantly'' despite his efforts to restrain her, because she thinks he's the best and should therefore have the best clothes and best wealth. [[spoiler:She's ''so'' eager to cover him in glory that she offers him as a husband to the Incan empress.]] She does not consult Granby in any of this.

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* StopHelpingMe: UnwantedAssistance: [[invoked]] She outfits poor Granby in BlingOfWar and takes off after prizes ''constantly'' despite his efforts to restrain her, because she thinks he's the best and should therefore have the best clothes and best wealth. [[spoiler:She's ''so'' eager to cover him in glory that she offers him as a husband to the Incan empress.]] She does not consult Granby in any of this.
14th Jun '16 5:36:39 PM Prioris
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* GeniusBruiser: He's one of the smartest dragons in Britain, and also a heavy weight.

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* GeniusBruiser: He's one of the smartest dragons people in Britain, the series, has a near-uncanny ability to command the respect and allegiance of both humans and dragons, and is also a heavy weight.heavyweight dragon with insane aerial maneuvering ability and a OneHitPolykill BreathWeapon. Piss him off at your peril.



* TheDitz: Volatilus is a sweetie, but brains are not his strong point. He's so scatterbrained, in fact, that Laurence and Temeraire initially suspect him of being mentally disabled. Greylings just aren't very smart in general, being bred for speed above all else.

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* TheDitz: Volatilus is a sweetie, but brains are not his strong point. He's so scatterbrained, in fact, that Laurence and Temeraire both initially suspect him of being mentally disabled."simple" (read: cognitively impaired). Greylings just aren't very smart in general, being bred for speed above all else.
13th Jun '16 10:46:24 AM Observance
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** [[spoiler:ties pouches full of fragrant herbs into his horses' bridles, preventing them from smelling dragons and panicking, and thus letting him use cavalry in conjunction with his aerial corps]]


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** [[spoiler:massively increases the mobility of his army by incorporating Chinese-style dragon transportation into the march]]
13th Jun '16 10:28:05 AM Observance
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** [[spoiler:builds airborne troop carriers for his first attempt at invading Britain, completely unprecedented]]

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** [[spoiler:builds airborne troop carriers for his first attempt at invading Britain, completely unprecedented]]and likely would've succeeded if not for Temeraire and his divine wind]]
13th Jun '16 10:26:45 AM Observance
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* TheStrategist: While not invincible, he is feared as the greatest military genius in the entire world and had steamrolled army after army in the western world. His ability to adapt and create new plans at the drop of the hat [[spoiler: like changing his entire regiment's formation on Lien's advice]] is legendary.

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* TheStrategist: While not invincible, he is feared as the greatest military genius in the entire world and had steamrolled army after army in the western world. His ability to adapt This is largely because he's continuously coming up with innovative new strategies and create new plans at the drop tactics that, by virtue of the hat [[spoiler: like changing being innovative and new, cannot be directly countered. He:
** [[spoiler:builds airborne troop carriers for
his entire regiment's formation on first attempt at invading Britain, completely unprecedented]]
** [[spoiler:abandons traditional formation-fighting at
Lien's advice]] is legendary. advice, defeating the renowned Prussian dragon corps not by direct combat but by boarding and capturing all their heavyweights]]
** [[spoiler:deals with the British naval blockade by spearing them with dragon-sized harpoons and physically pulling them out of position]]
** [[spoiler:develops beef jerky for dragons to feed his invasion of Russia, decentralizes his supply lines to protect them from attack, and invents the chainsaw (powered by dragons!) to build fortifications at an incredible rate]]
2nd Jun '16 4:11:24 PM Qussow
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* DefrostingIceQueen: The few brief interactions we see of her with Napoleon suggest that she is beginning to care for him to some degree, even if not to the same extent as she did for Prince Yongxing.
13th May '16 10:38:32 PM Vir
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* EvillyAffable: Although he's on the enemy side, Lefebvre is depicted as a down-to-earth man with a broad sense of humor, particularly when the joke's on him.

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* EvillyAffable: FauxAffablyEvil: Although he's on the enemy side, Lefebvre is depicted as a down-to-earth man with a broad sense of humor, particularly when the joke's on him.
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