History Characters / Temeraire

13th Jun '17 10:46:26 PM LOAD
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* SeaMonster: Kiyo is over 200 feet in length, more than twice the size of the largest dragons in Europe. Needless to say, sailors are absolutely terrified of her kind.

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* SeaMonster: Kiyo is Kiyo's breed can be over 200 feet in length, more than twice the size of the largest dragons in Europe. Needless to say, sailors are absolutely terrified of her kind.
13th Jun '17 9:18:18 PM LBHills
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* TheGoodChancellor: Tswana is a dracocracy ruled by [[SheIsTheKing King Mokhachane,]] but Moshueshue is the one whose foremost concern is the welfare of his people.

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* TheGoodChancellor: Tswana is a dracocracy ruled by [[SheIsTheKing King Mokhachane,]] but Moshueshue is the one whose power behind the throne, and his foremost concern is the welfare of his people.



* HeelFaceTurn: Justified. After allying with Napoleon for a couple of years, Moshueshue turns on him - not out of moral outrage, but to ensure that the Incan/French alliance cannot grow strong enough to defeat its enemies.

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* HeelFaceTurn: Justified. After allying with Napoleon for a couple of years, Moshueshue turns on him - not out of moral outrage, but to ensure that keep the Incan/French alliance cannot grow strong enough to defeat its enemies. Tswana from being threatened in the long run by their Incan and French 'allies'.
13th Jun '17 9:14:54 PM LBHills
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'''Moshueshue'''\\
Prince Moshueshue of the Tswana, the strategist and war leader of the Tswana. In our timeline, he was King Moshoeshoe I of Lesotho.
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* BadassBoast: When Laurence claims, rather lamely, that he believes the multitude of British ships engaged in the slave trade will be banned 'soon', Moshueshue agrees.
--> "We will ban it ourselves," the prince said, the more ominously for the lack of any deliberately threatening tone.
* TheGoodChancellor: Tswana is a dracocracy ruled by [[SheIsTheKing King Mokhachane,]] but Moshueshue is the one whose foremost concern is the welfare of his people.
* GoodCopBadCop: After his 'father' King Mokhachane has Laurence brutally beaten for refusing to reveal military information, Moshoeshoe waits for Laurence's injuries to heal and then brings him in for a much more general interrogation. He gets a lot more information that way.
* HeelFaceTurn: Justified. After allying with Napoleon for a couple of years, Moshueshue turns on him - not out of moral outrage, but to ensure that the Incan/French alliance cannot grow strong enough to defeat its enemies.
* NeutralNoLonger: Sometime around the sixth book, Moshueshue brings the Tswana into the wars on Napoleon's side - long enough to crush the Portuguese slave-holders of Brazil.
2nd Jun '17 4:30:19 PM LBHills
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* MoralityChainFromBeyondTheGrave: Celeritas' first captain, and his second, served the Aerial Corpse faithfully, so he continues to serve.

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* MoralityChainFromBeyondTheGrave: MoralityChainBeyondTheGrave: Celeritas' first captain, and his second, served the Aerial Corpse faithfully, so he continues to serve.
2nd Jun '17 4:29:21 PM LBHills
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'''Maximus'''\\
A Regal Copper, the largest breed of dragon available to Britain (though French Grand Chevaliers are known to be larger, and sometimes Petit Chevaliers as well). Like his captain Berkley, Maximus can be grumpy, but their hearts are in the right place.

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'''Maximus'''\\
A Regal Copper, the largest breed of
'''Celeritas'''\\
An elderly
dragon available to Britain (though French Grand Chevaliers are known to be larger, and sometimes Petit Chevaliers who acts as well). Like his captain Berkley, Maximus can be grumpy, but their hearts are the chief trainer for British dragons at Loch Laggan. Unique in the right place.Corps for having ''no'' human "captain" assuring his loyalty.


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* TheMentor: Celeritas acts as the tutor for many of Britain's fighting dragons.
* MoralityChainFromBeyondTheGrave: Celeritas' first captain, and his second, served the Aerial Corpse faithfully, so he continues to serve.
* OpenSecret: His role in training is generally known in the Aerial Corps, but kept secret from the other branches of the military (and, as far as possible, from the ObstructiveBureaucrat types in the British government.)
* PutOnABus: He drops out of the series after "Empire of Ivory," most likely because the British government finally caught on. Although Temeraire feels a personal responsibility.
* OldSoldier: He was once a fighting dragon like the rest of the Corps, but he couldn't take the field if he wanted to, unless he accepted a human captain.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: While he trains dragons in the traditional ways, he has no objection to new concepts. He also turns a blind eye, when he feels it necessary.
* YouAreACreditToYourRace: Celeritas' undisputed skill in training young dragons quickly and effectively is seen as highly unusual and laudable, but it doesn't occur even to the [[NobleBigot Corps' human members]] that this is evidence that dragons should be considered equals.

'''Maximus'''\\
A Regal Copper, the largest breed of dragon available to Britain (though French Grand Chevaliers are known to be larger, and sometimes Petit Chevaliers as well). Like his captain Berkley, Maximus can be grumpy, but their hearts are in the right place.
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2nd Jun '17 4:03:37 PM LBHills
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* AntiVillain: Sure, he plans to conquer all of Europe through military force, but he's also genuinely interested in improving the lives of his citizens, and has been steadily granting dragons more and more rights and freedoms ever since [[spoiler: Lien became his ally. That said, in ''Crucible of Gold'' he has reportedly reinstated slavery in French territories.]]
** 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.

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* AntiVillain: Sure, he plans to conquer all of Europe through military force, but he's also genuinely interested in improving the lives of his citizens, and has been steadily granting dragons more and more rights and freedoms ever since [[spoiler: Lien became his ally. That said, in ''Crucible of Gold'' he has reportedly reinstated slavery in French territories.]]\n** That said, ''League of Dragons'' makes it clear ]] Although it's strongly implied that he politics or PragmaticEvil is behind a lot of these decisions, it causes the British aerial corps to feel certain doubts when the enemy is the only treats dragons well because that will make them more willing to fight side upholding rights 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.dragons.



* GreaterScopeVillain: The entire franchise, from Laurence and Temeraire's meeting to every full-on war they face, trace sits source to him one way or another.

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* GreaterScopeVillain: The entire franchise, from Laurence and Temeraire's meeting to every full-on war they face, trace sits traces its source to him one way or another.
13th May '17 8:13:35 AM H.TorranceGriffin
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** FourStarBadass: [[spoiler:And when she takes over from Lenton, the Aerial Corps as a whole. Though she briefly got busted down in ''Victory of Eagles'' because of sexism, she was quickly reinstated.]]

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** FourStarBadass: [[spoiler:And when she takes over from Lenton, the Aerial Corps as a whole. Though she briefly got busted down in ''Victory of Eagles'' because of sexism, sexism and her ties to Laurence, she was quickly reinstated.]]
* UnequalPairing: If anyone told her it was unseemly for an Admiral to [[UnusualEuphemism ride subordinates to foundering]], she did not pay much attention.
13th Feb '17 6:30:51 PM Divra
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* BewaretheNiceOnes: Among friends and family, Lily is a complete creampuff. In the center of a ground attack formation, she is an unholy terror.

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* BewaretheNiceOnes: BewareTheNiceOnes: Among friends and family, Lily is a complete creampuff. In the center of a ground attack formation, she is an unholy terror.
24th Dec '16 1:22:07 PM LBHills
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* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Ordinarily he is laconic and friendly. On the other hand, when Demane (in ''Crucible of Gold)'' or Sipho (in ''Blood of Tyrants)'' are endangered, he's a PersonOfMassDestruction.

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* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Ordinarily he is laconic and friendly. On the other hand, when Demane (in ''Crucible of Gold)'' or Sipho (in ''Blood of Tyrants)'' are endangered, he's a PersonOfMassDestruction.[[OneManArmy One-Dragon Army.]]
17th Oct '16 12:16:15 AM LBHills
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* PutOnABus: Like Gentius, Requiescat, Minnow and the rest of Temeraire's RagtagBunchOfMisfits from ''Victory of Eagles,'' she hasn't appeared since. However, she has maintained a (very) minor presence as Temeraire's pen pal.

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* PutOnABus: LongBusTrip: Like Gentius, Requiescat, Minnow and the rest of Temeraire's RagtagBunchOfMisfits from ''Victory of Eagles,'' she hasn't appeared since. dropped out of view during his subsequent world travels. However, she has maintained a (very) minor presence as Temeraire's pen pal.pal, and turns out in the final book to have been central in the effort to win legal citizenship for the dragons of Great Britain.



* MagikarpPower: As a hatchling, his airsacs were so large he could barely move. Only Demane will take care of him; the aviators and dragon-surgeon wanted to mercy-kill him. Later, it's revealed that the airsacs are so big because he is, at full growth, one of the largest dragons anyone in the cast has ever seen. There's one (known) contender in the Incan Empire of his scale, and the Sui-Riu in the eight book are larger (but flightless): but he's still substantially larger than any European dragon.

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* MagikarpPower: As a hatchling, his airsacs air sacs were so large he could barely move. Only Demane will take care of him; the aviators and dragon-surgeon wanted to mercy-kill him. Later, it's revealed that the airsacs air sacs are so big because he is, at full growth, one of the largest dragons anyone in the cast has ever seen. There's one (known) contender in the Incan Empire of his scale, and the Sui-Riu in the eight book are larger (but flightless): but he's still substantially larger than any European dragon.



* 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).

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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).
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