History Characters / VorkosiganSaga

2nd Feb '17 10:36:43 AM Montanto
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* DeadpanSnarker: One of the things that keeps Ivan in line is the fear that if he doesnt the admiral will use sarcasm on him.
* HappilyMarried: We meet his wife briefly when he returns to Barrayar with Ivan and Tej





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\n* RetiredBadass: In ''Gentleman Jole and the Red Queen'' he gives Oliver the right of first refusal for his soon to be old job.

6th Jan '17 10:36:52 PM AnotherGuy
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-->The night she’d cut all her waist-length hair, which Aral had always loved, nearly to the roots to lay in the burning brazier. Because the usual sacrificial lock had seemed absurdly inadequate. Not one of her fellow mourners had said a word in protest, nor asked one in question. She’d never worn it longer than its current finger-length, thereafter.
6th Jan '17 5:39:29 PM AnotherGuy
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* TraumaticHaircut: Cordelia cropped her hair short after Aral passed away. Theee years later, during ''Gentlemen Joel and the Red Queen'', it's still cut short.
2nd Jan '17 5:16:51 AM AnotherGuy
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* AmazonBrigade: The girls tend to go about in a herd by their own admission, and after watching Olivia clobber the thugs Ivan speculates that the mother-daughter wisdom passed down in the Koudelka clan extended to things a lot more dangerous than baking brownies. Junior officers at HQ refer to them as "Commodore Koudelka's all-blonde commando team."

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* AmazonBrigade: The girls tend to go about in a herd by their own admission, and after watching Olivia clobber the thugs Ivan speculates that the mother-daughter wisdom passed down in the Koudelka clan extended to things a lot more dangerous than baking brownies. Junior officers at HQ refer to them as "Commodore Koudelka's all-blonde commando team."" Kareen is the shortest of the sisters, and she's still 5'9".
2nd Jan '17 5:13:25 AM AnotherGuy
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* AmbiguouslyBi: Actually discussed in ''Captain Vorpatril's Alliance.'' The conclusion reached was that Ivan wanted to know as little about By's sex life as possible, no matter who it was with.

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* AmbiguouslyBi: Actually discussed in ''Captain Vorpatril's Alliance.'' The conclusion reached was that Ivan wanted to know as little about By's sex life as possible, no matter who it was with. Rish and Tej, with their advanced sense of smell, notes that By just fooled around with a guy.
15th Nov '16 7:10:41 PM Qussow
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** [[spoiler: When it's pointed out to him that having 1/4 Cetagandan children with Tej will permanently remove him and his family as serious contenders for the imperial camp stool in the event of a SuccessionCrisis he is ''thrilled''.]]

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** [[spoiler: When He is ''thrilled'' when it's pointed out to him that having 1/4 Cetagandan children with Tej will permanently remove him and his family as serious contenders for the imperial camp stool in the event of a SuccessionCrisis he is ''thrilled''.SuccessionCrisis.]]
15th Nov '16 7:09:31 PM Qussow
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** [[spoiler: When it's pointed out to him that having 1/4 Cetagandan children with Tej will permanently remove him and his family as serious contenders for the imperial camp stool in the event of a SuccessionCrisis he is ''thrilled''.]]
8th Nov '16 2:52:29 PM Redmujin
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** In the same book, another disaster occurs [[spoiler: which results in Bothari being killed by one of his Escobaran victims in front of his daughter, that is to say, THEIR daughter, and Miles' very eyes,]] when Miles introduces the unknown complication of Elena Visconti without knowing her history with Barrayar in general and his armsman in particular...
5th Nov '16 9:05:35 AM AnotherGuy
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-->'''Ivan:''' I shouldn’t think you would be in such a tearing hurry to become the ''Dowager'' Lady Vorpatril.\\
'''Alys:''' My dear and only child, how did you come by that misapprehension?
26th Oct '16 8:02:44 AM dlchen145
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Isolated from the rest of known space for centuries by an accident that cut off contact with the rest of humanity, Barrayar survived by reverting to a feudal system based on a [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy warrior caste]]. Unfortunately, their welcome back to the greater galaxy came in the form of an invasion by the Cetagandan empire, which they ultimately defeated through sheer bloody-mindedness (and perhaps being simply too crazy to give up). Barrayar is now struggling to adjust to a galaxy that views its social model as anything from quaintly anachronistic to dangerously primitive. Ruled by the ''Vor'' warrior caste, with TheEmperor at their head. The homeworld of [[BadAss Miles]], who has to deal with Barrayar's nasty prejudice against [[GeniusCripple mutants like him]], and the focus (and often the setting) of the Vorkosigan series.

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Isolated from the rest of known space for centuries by an accident that cut off contact with the rest of humanity, Barrayar survived by reverting to a feudal system based on a [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy warrior caste]]. Unfortunately, their welcome back to the greater galaxy came in the form of an invasion by the Cetagandan empire, which they ultimately defeated through sheer bloody-mindedness (and perhaps being simply too crazy to give up). Barrayar is now struggling to adjust to a galaxy that views its social model as anything from quaintly anachronistic to dangerously primitive. Ruled by the ''Vor'' warrior caste, with TheEmperor at their head. The homeworld of [[BadAss Miles]], Miles, who has to deal with Barrayar's nasty prejudice against [[GeniusCripple mutants like him]], and the focus (and often the setting) of the Vorkosigan series.



* {{Badass}}: All four foot eleven of him.



"The Admiral's Captain": Former Betan Astronomical Survey Captain, retired ScienceHero, certified {{Badass}}, wife of Aral and mother of Miles [[spoiler: and later Mark. And Aurelia. And maybe more...]].

* {{Badass}}: After days of struggling through hostile terrain with a brain-damaged subordinate to care for and very few supplies, she ''still'' manages to thwart a mutiny against [[FriendlyEnemy Aral]] and escape. And that's before her [[CrowningMomentofAwesome shopping trip...]]

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"The Admiral's Captain": Former Betan Astronomical Survey Captain, retired ScienceHero, certified {{Badass}}, badass, wife of Aral and mother of Miles [[spoiler: and later Mark. And Aurelia. And maybe more...]].

* {{Badass}}: After days of struggling through hostile terrain with a brain-damaged subordinate to care for and very few supplies, she ''still'' manages to thwart a mutiny against [[FriendlyEnemy Aral]] and escape. And that's before her [[CrowningMomentofAwesome shopping trip...]]
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** In ''Captain Vorpatril's Alliance'', she establishes herself as {{Badass}} by stating that not even master manipulator Miles dare crash one of ''her'' parties uninvited.

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** In ''Captain Vorpatril's Alliance'', she establishes herself as {{Badass}} badass by stating that not even master manipulator Miles dare crash one of ''her'' parties uninvited.



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