History Franchise / BattleTechExpandedUniverse

30th Dec '15 8:38:17 PM MadCat221
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** Also a very "star-crossed lovers" example in Victor Steiner-Davion and Omi Kurita. They fall in love with each other at just about first sight when meeting on Outreach, but he's the heir to the Federated Commonwealth and she's the daughter of the Coordinator of the Draconis Combine and they're both too conscientious to just shirk their responsibilities in the name of romance... [[spoiler:They do get together in the end, although eventually an assassin sees to it that it doesn't last forever.]]

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** Also a very "star-crossed lovers" example in Victor Steiner-Davion and Omi Kurita. They fall in love with each other at just about first sight when meeting on Outreach, but he's the heir to the Federated Commonwealth and she's the daughter of the Coordinator of the Draconis Combine and they're both too conscientious to just shirk their responsibilities in the name of romance... [[spoiler:They do get together in the end, although eventually an assassin sees to it that it doesn't last forever. One legacy of their romance remains: their son [[MeaningfulName Kitsune]] Kurita.]]
7th Jul '15 6:14:21 PM omega05
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* CutShort: The animated series ended on an unresolved CliffHanger.

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* CutShort: The animated series ended on an unresolved CliffHanger. While the novels reveal that the main characters went their separate ways (for example Adam Steiner and Franklin Sakamoto returned to their home nations), the fate of Somerset's populace has remained a mystery.
16th Jan '15 9:23:00 AM erforce
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-->''This is the Inner Sphere, thousands of planets colonized by humankind. Once it was united under the Star League, but for the last three hundred years it has been consumed by savage wars...''
--->-- '''Adam Steiner''', from the ''TabletopGame/BattleTech'' animated series.

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-->''This ->''This is the Inner Sphere, thousands of planets colonized by humankind. Once it was united under the Star League, but for the last three hundred years it has been consumed by savage wars...''
--->-- -->-- '''Adam Steiner''', from the ''TabletopGame/BattleTech'' animated series.



* {{Expy}}: Johnny Tchang is a straight one of both BruceLee ''and'' JackieChan. One of his films is even called ''[[EnterTheDragon Exit The Dragon]]''.

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* {{Expy}}: Johnny Tchang is a straight one of both BruceLee ''and'' JackieChan. One of his films is even called ''[[EnterTheDragon ''[[Film/EnterTheDragon Exit The Dragon]]''.
25th Dec '14 9:18:52 AM TheUnsquished
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--->-- '''Adam Steiner''', from the ''BattleTech'' animated series.

A galaxy-wide conflict with GiantMecha spanning centuries is ripe for backstory, so [=FASA=] naturally encouraged filling out the BattleTech universe. They licensed the creation of a series of ScienceFiction novels as the main medium for this. The continuity of these novels was incredibly well kept, mainly because the nature of the 'verse allowed for a very wide variety of characters and settings. Naturally, this led to an [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters extremely large and diverse cast of characters]], which is probably the strongest point of the novels. Much of the setting's tone was (and continues to be) defined by MichaelStackpole, with other authors fitting their works in around his.

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--->-- '''Adam Steiner''', from the ''BattleTech'' ''TabletopGame/BattleTech'' animated series.

A galaxy-wide conflict with GiantMecha spanning centuries is ripe for backstory, so [=FASA=] naturally encouraged filling out the BattleTech TabletopGame/BattleTech universe. They licensed the creation of a series of ScienceFiction novels as the main medium for this. The continuity of these novels was incredibly well kept, mainly because the nature of the 'verse allowed for a very wide variety of characters and settings. Naturally, this led to an [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters extremely large and diverse cast of characters]], which is probably the strongest point of the novels. Much of the setting's tone was (and continues to be) defined by MichaelStackpole, with other authors fitting their works in around his.



** For ''Far Country'', the aliens in question live in a system that's only been accessed by humans twice, both in jumpship mishaps that leave the humans stranded there. So they exist, but they can't interact with the rest of the Battletech universe.

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** For ''Far Country'', the aliens in question live in a system that's only been accessed by humans twice, both in jumpship mishaps that leave the humans stranded there. So they exist, but they can't interact with the rest of the Battletech TabletopGame/BattleTech universe.



* CanonDiscontinuity: The Battletech Animated Series, as described above. However, some characters, notably Adam Steiner, became {{Canon Immigrant}}s.

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* CanonDiscontinuity: The Battletech [=BattleTech=] Animated Series, as described above. However, some characters, notably Adam Steiner, became {{Canon Immigrant}}s.



* ImpossiblyGracefulGiant: The first BattleTech novels had mechs doing rolls, going prone, and doing other silly maneuvers. Later novels makes them much more [[WalkingTank tank-y]] like in the boardgame.

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* ImpossiblyGracefulGiant: The first BattleTech [=BattleTech=] novels had mechs doing rolls, going prone, and doing other silly maneuvers. Later novels makes them much more [[WalkingTank tank-y]] like in the boardgame.
12th Nov '14 6:56:49 PM Saber15
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* AnyoneCanDie: The EU encompasses a time span of over a century; if combat, accidents, or assassinations fails to kill someone, old age will.
18th Jun '14 12:57:34 AM SeptimusHeap
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** Some of these incidents, such as an Atlas throwing the much smaller Locust around like a rag doll (often alluded to in fluff) were [[SureWhyNot finally canonized as game rules to get players to stop complaining about not being able to do what was in the fiction.]]

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** Some of these incidents, such as an Atlas throwing the much smaller Locust around like a rag doll (often alluded to in fluff) were [[SureWhyNot [[AscendedFanon finally canonized as game rules to get players to stop complaining about not being able to do what was in the fiction.]]
3rd Jun '14 9:15:55 PM HouraiRabbit
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* KillItWithFire: One of the most effective anti-Mech weapons an infantryman can carry is the Inferno rocket, which is loaded with a napalm substitute that overheats the Mech and cooks the pilot inside. As a result, fear of death by fire is common among [=MechWarriors=].
3rd Jun '14 9:05:50 PM HouraiRabbit
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* The ''Saga of the Gray Death Legion'' trilogy (Creator/WilliamHKeithJr)



* The ''Saga of the Gray Death Legion'' trilogy (Creator/WilliamHKeithJr)
* The ''Legend of the Jade Phoenix'' trilogy (Robert Thurston)


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* The ''Legend of the Jade Phoenix'' trilogy (Robert Thurston)


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* CriticalExistenceFailure: The concept of Combat Loss Grouping; stastistically, mechs of a similar weight class will continue to fight for long periods of time before becoming combat ineffective all at once.
7th Apr '14 5:16:23 PM DelShiftB
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* BullyingADragon: Novel ''Close Quarters'' has the main character, Cassie, use a bolter on a battlemech to provoke it into chasing her. The metallic ping against the cockpit window is a [[BatmanGambit direct insult to the mechwarrior's arrogance]], which causes them to give chase. She runs through a few buildings before surprising the mech with an electrical attack to the knee joint. The electricity spot-welds the joint, and crashes the mech to on the ground. She repeats the same action later in the novel by attracting a mech into swampy terrain where it gets stuck and crashes onto the ground.
28th Dec '13 10:47:50 AM RLNice
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* NiceJobFixingItVillain: In ''Mercenary's Star'', [[spoiler: a Kurita assassination attempt on a Lyran ambassador is exactly what convinces said ambassador to send reinforcements to the Gray Death Legion]].
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