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31st Jan '17 9:11:12 PM MadCat221
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* UnclePennybags: Chandrasekhar Kurita, a lesser known eccentric member of the Kurita house. He comes complete with an "Uncle" Honorific in his nickname, "Uncle Chandy". Whereas most men of the Kurita family were austere and militaristic, Chandrasekhar opted for a more hedonistic lifestyle. He still has a strong political and business acumen, as he is one of the wealthiest men in the Draconis Combine. Uncle Chandy's contribution to the Combine's well-being is acting as a sort of independent spymaster, with particular interest in opposing the [[EvilReactionary Black Dragon Society]] (which is to his favorite "nephew" Theodore's benefit since Teddy is quite progressive).
29th Jan '17 8:14:20 AM MadCat221
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* DefectorFromDecadence: [[spoiler: Trent of Clan Smoke Jaguar. Having been a victim of politics several times (his sibmate changes the official report of the battle of Tukayyid, and then manages to steal his spot on the Trial of Bloodright), with the help of his bondsman, he manages to escape his Clan, goes to ComStar and gives them the Exodus Road, the path to the Clan homeworlds.]]

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* DefectorFromDecadence: [[spoiler: Trent of Clan Smoke Jaguar. Having been a victim of politics several times (his sibmate changes the official report of the battle of Tukayyid, and then manages to steal his spot on the Trial of Bloodright), with the help of his bondsman, bondsman (who is actually a deep-cover [=ComStar=] spy), he manages to escape his Clan, goes to ComStar [=ComStar=] and gives them the Exodus Road, the path to the Clan homeworlds.]]]] His defection seals the fate of the Clan whom mistreated him, as it leads to Operations Bulldog and Serpent, the annihilation of Clan Smoke Jaguar.
29th Jan '17 8:12:55 AM MadCat221
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* DefectorFromDecadence: [[spoiler: Trent of Clan Smoke Jaguar. Having been a victim of politics several times (his sibmate changes the official report of the battle of Tukayyid, and then manages to steal his spot on the Trial of Bloodright), with the help of his bondsman, he manages to escape his Clan, goes to ComStar and gives them the Exodus Road, the path to the Clan homeworld.]]

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* DefectorFromDecadence: [[spoiler: Trent of Clan Smoke Jaguar. Having been a victim of politics several times (his sibmate changes the official report of the battle of Tukayyid, and then manages to steal his spot on the Trial of Bloodright), with the help of his bondsman, he manages to escape his Clan, goes to ComStar and gives them the Exodus Road, the path to the Clan homeworld.homeworlds.]]
25th Jan '17 9:43:57 AM 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. One legacy of their romance remains: their son [[MeaningfulName Kitsune]] Kurita.]]


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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.[[LukeYouAreMyFather Kurita]].]]

25th Jan '17 9:16:54 AM MadCat221
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* FriendlyEnemy: Hanse Davion and Theodore Kurita get along much more swimmingly than their sons (initially) do at the 3051 Outreach Summit, since their historic family animosities have had time to simmer down with age.

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* FriendlyEnemy: Hanse Davion and Theodore Kurita get along much more swimmingly than their sons (initially) do at the 3051 Outreach Summit, since their historic family animosities have had time to simmer down with age.age (and because the [[EnemyMine gravity of the Clan threat]] is much more apparent to them due to their greater experience at statecraft)
25th Jan '17 9:15:32 AM MadCat221
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* FriendlyEnemy: Hanse Davion and Theodore Kurita get along much more swimmingly than their sons (initially) do at the 3051 Outreach Summit, since their historic family animosities have had time to simmer down with age.


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24th Jan '17 7:09:45 PM MadCat221
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* HypercompetentSidekick: Galen Cox for Victor Davion and Shin Yodama for Hohiro Kurita. Both Great House scions owe their lives more than a few times over to their aides, and consider them indispensible and close friends. In one example, during the Outreach Summit to educate the House Lords about the Clans, the House-Lord-Heirs-Trapped-With-A-Bomb scenario resulted in everyone except Galen and Shin degenerating into expressing centuries-old animosities, while those two worked together under the din to attempt to defuse it.
6th Dec '16 11:47:13 AM starofjusticev21
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* OpeningNarration: The cartoon series had one before every episode to give the viewer a bit of a foot in to the extremely elaborate setting.
13th Nov '16 10:12:04 AM dlchen145
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* BadAss: Too many to list them all. It's pretty much a requirement for surviving the front lines in combat. Kai-Allard Liao is probably the most noteworthy example (see MemeticBadass below).



* ThePlan: Just like being a BadAss seems to be a requirement for surviving warfare, mastering gambits seems to be required for successfully holding any kind of political power.

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* ThePlan: Just like being a BadAss badass seems to be a requirement for surviving warfare, mastering gambits seems to be required for successfully holding any kind of political power.
4th Oct '16 4:13:08 AM starofjusticev21
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* StockholmSyndrome: [=POWs=] of the Clans start out as bondsmen, but are given the chance to regain their warrior status if they pass a TrialByCombat, upon which they become a fully fledged member of the capturing Clan. The most extreme example would be [[http://www.sarna.net/wiki/Phelan_Kell Phelan Kell]] a captured Inner Sphere mercenary (the Clans viewed these as the lowest form of scum) who not only earned his own bloodname (and by that, I mean he had a bloodname ''named after him''), but would go on to become the leader an entire Clan subfaction.

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* StockholmSyndrome: [=POWs=] of the Clans start out as bondsmen, but are given the chance to regain their warrior status if they pass a TrialByCombat, upon which they become a fully fledged member of the capturing Clan. The most extreme example would be [[http://www.sarna.net/wiki/Phelan_Kell Phelan Kell]] a captured Inner Sphere mercenary (the Clans viewed these as the lowest form of scum) who not only earned his own bloodname (and by that, I mean he had a bloodname ''named after him''), but would go on to become the leader an entire Clan subfaction. Not terribly surprising, given who his father was.
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