History Characters / VorkosiganSaga

18th Apr '17 10:09:25 AM Golondrina
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* LesCollaborateurs: Komarrans in Barrayaran service. More sympathetic than most, particularly [[BadassBureaucrat Duv Galeni]]. Also, the Komarrans to the Cetagandans during the Barrayaran Occupation, at least in Barrayar's view.



* LesCollaborateurs: Komarrans in Barrayaran service. More sympathetic than most, particularly [[BadassBureaucrat Duv Galeni]]. Also, the Komarrans to the Cetagandans during the Barrayaran Occupation, at least in Barrayar's view.



* [[LesCollaborateurs Les Collaborateurs Descendant]]: It is believed that his Cetagandan ancestry came not from rape but from an affair with a Ghem-soldier, either because of mutual loneliness or because of an exchange of protection for sex or both.



* [[LesCollaborateurs Les Collaborateurs Descendant]]: It is believed that his Cetagandan ancestry came not from rape but from an affair with a Ghem-soldier, either because of mutual loneliness or because of an exchange of protection for sex or both.
8th Apr '17 3:57:03 PM Garvalan
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* TheAce: He's described as being handsome, a capable administrator, hard-working, artistically talented, and even more charming to the ladies than Ivan.


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* TomatoInTheMirror: He's rather hostile towards Cetagandans, only to discover that he has Cetagandansin his ancestors.
25th Mar '17 1:15:36 AM Khathi
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* TheWrongfulHeirToTheThrone: He was a general from a cadet branch of the imperial family who removed Yuri when he became more than even Barrayar could tolerate.

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* TheWrongfulHeirToTheThrone: He was a general from a cadet branch of the imperial family who removed Yuri when he became more than even Barrayar could tolerate.
tolerate. It's implied that as a direct great-grandson of Dorca (if through a female line), Aral technically had a better dynastic claim on a throne than Ezar, though being ''[[ChildSoldier eleven]]'' at the time he wasn't considered the most fittting.



%%* TheExtremistWasRight

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%%* TheExtremistWasRight* TheExtremistWasRight: His methods in unifying Barrayar were pretty much exactly as extreme as they get, but they ''did'' left a much more stable society, and without him the Cetagandans would definitely have a field day insted of the murderous LaResistance they've encountered.



* LongDeadBadass: You'd think so but this trope is actually subverted since Barrayar's local history isn't all that long.

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* LongDeadBadass: You'd think so but this trope is actually subverted since Barrayar's local history isn't all that long. In fact, Aral is just his great-grandson, and there are probably people on Barrayar who still remember him personally.



* EvilUncle: To Aral's mother Olivia Vorbarra/Vorkosigan, and as extension an Evil Great-Uncle to Aral himself.
* HeWhoFightsMonsters: After Dorca's death, ''he'' became the face of the LaResistance fighting the Cetagandans, and it screwed him hugely.



%%* RebelLeader

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%%* RebelLeader * RebelLeader: Of LaResistance fighting the Centagandan invaders.



%%* RebelLeader

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%%* RebelLeader* RebelLeader: Similar to his brother Yuri — he was the other face of Barrayaran Resistance, only for the wider Galactic community. Probably this was what let him to remain a little more sane afterwards.
12th Mar '17 5:12:42 PM H.TorranceGriffin
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* ReluctantRuler: Invoked by Emperor Ezar when selected to become Regent for Gregor and hold absolute power in the boy's name until adulthood. Not only does Aral take his word of honor very seriously, but he is the one man Ezar is absolutely certain ''does not '''want''''' the Imperium.
8th Mar '17 8:04:03 AM Lyendith
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* Pen Pushing President: Or Emperor. As Ivan notes, many have coveted the emperor's throne, but none have coveted his ''desk''.

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* Pen Pushing President: PenPushingPresident: Or Emperor. As Ivan notes, many have coveted the emperor's throne, but none have coveted his ''desk''.
8th Mar '17 8:03:46 AM Lyendith
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* [[PenPushingPresident Pen Pushing Emperor]]: As Ivan notes, many have coveted the emperor's throne, but none have coveted his ''desk''.

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* [[PenPushingPresident Pen Pushing Emperor]]: President: Or Emperor. As Ivan notes, many have coveted the emperor's throne, but none have coveted his ''desk''.
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".
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