History Fanfic / TheDilgarWar

25th Jun '16 2:49:33 PM moloch
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Has a ForWantOfANail-style AU sequel in ''Fanfic/AFightingChance''.

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Has a ForWantOfANail-style AU sequel in ''Fanfic/AFightingChance''.
''Fanfic/AFightingChance'', and the author also wrote another OriginalFlavor story, ''Fanfic/TheLastStar''.
25th Jun '16 2:35:39 PM moloch
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Has a ForWantOfANail-style AU sequel in ''Fanfic/AFightingChance''.



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! This work contains examples of the following tropes:
12th Oct '15 4:34:26 PM HighCrate
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* MeaningfulName: see FauxSymbolism.
* MightyGlacier: Earthforce ships are notable for being ugly, slow, capable to take a lot of punishment and hit HARD, as shown by the ''Persephone'' destroying approximately five times worth her own mass of Dilgar ships (made out of three cruisers, two destroyers and four frigates) and could still fight. And the ''Persephone'' was a mere heavy cruiser, that is both faster, less armed and softer than the Nova-class dreadnoughts, one of which, the ''Nemesis'' in a battle was hit by a kiloton-level nuke, innumerable plasma and laser shots by Dilgar weapons, a Starfury shooting at the fuel lines (the nuke had destroyed the ship's ability to maneuver, that was the only way to make her change course) and HER OWN WEAPONS (they had to kill a Dilgar gunship, and the hull was in the way), and all she needed was a couple months in spacedock before returning fighting capable and scoring the first killing of a Dilgar [[SuperPrototype Sekhmet-class cruiser]].

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* %%* MeaningfulName: see FauxSymbolism.
* MightyGlacier: Earthforce ships are notable for being ugly, slow, capable to take a lot of punishment and hit HARD, hard-hitting, as shown by the ''Persephone'' destroying approximately five times worth her own mass of Dilgar ships (made out of three (three cruisers, two destroyers and four frigates) and could coming out of the fray still able to fight. And the ''Persephone'' was is a mere heavy cruiser, that is both faster, less armed and softer than the while Nova-class dreadnoughts, one of which, the ''Nemesis'' in a battle was hit by a kiloton-level nuke, innumerable plasma dreadnoughts are even better-armed and laser shots by Dilgar weapons, a Starfury shooting at the fuel lines (the nuke had destroyed the ship's ability to maneuver, that was the only way to make her change course) and HER OWN WEAPONS (they had to kill a Dilgar gunship, and the hull was in the way), and all she needed was a couple months in spacedock before returning fighting capable and scoring the first killing of a Dilgar [[SuperPrototype Sekhmet-class cruiser]].even slower.
17th Sep '15 5:05:16 PM JustCause
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* ArmorPiercingQuestion: Well, armor piercing answer. Throughout the story, Jha'dur gives constant justifications for her increasingly sadistic and genocidal actions. Ari'shan pretty much called her excuses out as nothing more than excuses. Jha'dur is so stunned by his words, she actually stops for a few seconds.

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* ArmorPiercingQuestion: Well, armor piercing answer. ArmorPiercingResponse: Throughout the story, Jha'dur gives constant justifications for her increasingly sadistic and genocidal actions. Ari'shan pretty much called her excuses out as nothing more than excuses. Jha'dur is so stunned by his words, she actually stops for a few seconds.
26th Aug '15 10:32:23 PM cpslck
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* RightManInTheWrongPlace: Practically a RunningGag with the Space Race (and Paul Calendar specifically) encountering Dilgar invasions and ships while on smuggling trips. Only partially justified the crew actively supporting the war effort and at least two of them looking for Dilgar ships.

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* RightManInTheWrongPlace: Practically a RunningGag with the Space Race (and Paul Calendar specifically) encountering Dilgar invasions and ships while on smuggling trips. Only partially justified the crew actively supporting the war effort and at least two of them actively looking for Dilgar ships.



** Done again on Alacan. When the humans are about to retake Alacan, the Dilgar set off nukes planted on the planet. The ensuing nuclear holocaust wipes out the remaining surviving Alacan natives as well as the Dilgar on the surface.

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** Done again on Alacan. Alaca. When the humans are about to retake Alacan, Alaca, the Dilgar set off nukes planted on the planet. The ensuing nuclear holocaust wipes out the remaining surviving Alacan natives as well as the Dilgar on the surface.
17th Jul '15 8:00:47 PM still_guns
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* AwesomeMcCoolname: Captain Manly Power of the battlecruiser ''EAS Temeraire'', known to his crew as Captain Power (according to a character, he has the best name ever). Quite appropriately, his first appearance has his ship scaring away a Dilgar task force.
* BadBoss: Most Dilgar high officers have a tendence to execute subordinates who have been defeated or who tell them they're wrong. Jha'dur and a few others are more lenient, sparing subordinates who loses due bad luck and circumstances and encouraging them to voice their opinions, but they're rare. This results in most Dilgar officers being unable to think on their feet and bites them back in the ass at Balos, as [[spoiler: after Jha'dur is apparently killed in battle there's noone capable to direct the battle half-decently and the Alliance can pick them off piecemeal]].

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* AwesomeMcCoolname: Captain Manly Power of the battlecruiser ''EAS Temeraire'', known to his crew as Captain Power (according to a character, he has the best name ever). Quite appropriately, his first appearance has his ship scaring away a Dilgar task force.
force. His name may not even be a coincidence, as there was a real Royal Navy Captain of the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manley_Laurence_Power same name]].
* BadBoss: Most Dilgar high officers have a tendence tendency to execute subordinates who have been defeated or who tell them they're wrong. Jha'dur and a few others are more lenient, sparing subordinates who loses due bad luck and circumstances and encouraging them to voice their opinions, but they're rare. This results in most Dilgar officers being unable to think on their feet and bites them back in the ass at Balos, as [[spoiler: after Jha'dur is apparently killed in battle there's noone capable to direct the battle half-decently and the Alliance can pick them off piecemeal]].
23rd Jun '15 10:46:16 AM cpslck
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*** Though there are shades in the others, Ari'shan is the closest to a classic "Knight of the Sky" archetype - a chivalrous, honorable AcePilot who fights for glory in battle. His often duels other pilots in single combat and holds the utmost respect for enemies. His squadron is even called Knight Squadron to hammer in the point.
25th May '15 8:07:09 PM cpslck
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** Specifically, humans fall under the Humans Are Soldiers version of the trope. There are plenty of ProudWarriorRaceGuy and religious fanatic races (like the Drazi or Markab) and [[SoliderVsWarrior they are all defeated]]. Humans have the discipline and ruthlessness to match the Dilgar.

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** Specifically, humans fall under the Humans Are Soldiers version of the trope. There are plenty of ProudWarriorRaceGuy and religious fanatic races (like the Drazi or Markab) and [[SoliderVsWarrior [[SoldierVsWarrior they are all defeated]]. defeated by the better trained and better lead Dilgar]]. Humans have match the Dilgar in ruthlessness and discipline and ruthlessness willingness to match the Dilgar. wage total war and that's what worries Jha'dur


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* SoldierVsWarrior:A running theme. A ProudWarriorRaceGuy race is all well and good for border skirmishes and posturing but as Jha'dur consistently shows, a well trained army can outmaneuver and out fight a army of individual warriors. Humans are a threat because humans have discipline and ruthlessness to rival the Dilgar.
** One of Stro'kath's feats is his ability to browbeat a race of ProudWarriorRaceGuy into actually working together as an army rather than zerg rushing the enemy for individual glory. Once he accomplishes this, his strategies start working and the Drazi begin fighting back.
25th May '15 7:56:32 PM cpslck
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** Specifically, humans fall under the Humans Are Soldiers version of the trope. There are plenty of ProudWarriorRaceGuy and religious fanatic races (like the Drazi or Markab) and they are all defeated. Only humans have the discipline and ruthlessness to match the Dilgar.

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** Specifically, humans fall under the Humans Are Soldiers version of the trope. There are plenty of ProudWarriorRaceGuy and religious fanatic races (like the Drazi or Markab) and [[SoliderVsWarrior they are all defeated. Only humans defeated]]. Humans have the discipline and ruthlessness to match the Dilgar.
25th May '15 7:51:21 PM cpslck
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** Specifically, humans fall under the Humans Are Soldiers version of the trope. There are plenty of ProudWarriorRaceGuy and religious fanatic races (like the Drazi or Markab) and they are all defeated. Only humans have the discipline and ruthlessness to match the Dilgar.
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