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24th Aug '17 12:00:43 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).

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* UnclePennybags: Chandrasekhar Kurita, a lesser known eccentric member of House Kurita, the Kurita house.ruling family of the Draconis Combine. 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).
10th Jun '17 6:12:35 PM ErikModi
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** [[spoiler: Their son, David Lear, was born shortly after they separated on Twycross, long before they got married. Kai was ''unaware he had a son'' for a while. So definitely earlier.]]

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** [[spoiler: Their son, David Lear, was born shortly after they separated on Twycross, Alyina, long before they got married. Kai was ''unaware he had a son'' for a while. So definitely earlier.]]
10th Jun '17 6:10:47 PM ErikModi
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** The Clans consider Natasha Kerensky to be this because of her frequent use of contractions.
10th Jun '17 6:06:26 PM ErikModi
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* EntertaininglyWrong: When Anastasius Focht first receives the recordings of Phelan Kell's first battle with the Clans, he dismisses the popular (and correct) hypothesis that they are Aleksandr Kerensky's Star League Defense Force returning to the Inner Sphere, since their 'Mech designs bear no resemblance to Star League-era 'Mechs. Instead, he believes them to be aliens that can assimilate genetic material and self-evolve, first absorbing humans (the SLDF) then improving on the human form to better handle the rigors of 'Mech piloting. He believes that the aliens are invading because in assimilating humanity they have become human, and the Inner Sphere has the best worlds for supporting human life. . . or that they have come to harvest humanity for more raw genetic material to absorb. Some of his conclusions are actually fairly spot-on, though (see RightForTheWrongReasons, below).



* RightForTheWrongReasons: After Anastasius Focht comes to the conclusion [[EntertaininglyWrong that the Clans are actually aliens imitating humanity,]] he reasons that their only interaction with human culture would have been through the warriors of the Star League Defense Force, and they would have developed a society that venerates warfare to an almost religious degree, which is a pretty apt summation of the Clans as a whole. He also believes that gambling, carousing, and braggadocio would be held as nearly sacred arts. While Clansmen neither gamble nor carouse especially, they ''are'' quite boastful.



* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Several from various characters at various times.
** Kai Allard-Liao, of all people, drops quite the humdinger on Hohiro Kurita when all the Great Houses are gathered on Outreach to discuss the Clan Invasion. Hohiro is upset because he's noticed Victor Steiner-Davion, his archrival, and Omi, his sister, noticing each other, and can't find either of them. Kai spells out for Hohiro that first of all, he doesn't have to worry about Victor behaving in an "ungentlemanly" fashion with Omi, and that they should be allowed to be friends since it just might help curb the endless warfare the Inner Sphere has lived in for the last 300 years, and moreover if Hohiro and Victor would deign to give each other the time of day, they might actually be able to become friends, to say nothing of actual allies against the Clans instead of constantly trying to one-up each other in the training exercises. All Hohiro can do in reply is to gracefully and politely apologize to Kai for essentially being a shithead.





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\n* YamatoNadeshiko: Basically Omi Kurita's job description, as she's intended to be Keeper of the House Honor. She fits the role to perfection and then some.
9th Jun '17 5:52:36 PM 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 (who is actually a deep-cover [=ComStar=] spy), he manages to escape his Clan, goes to [=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.

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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 (who is actually a deep-cover [=ComStar=] spy), he manages to escape his Clan, goes to [=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.Jaguar, and then the Great Refusal which repudiates the entire Clan Invasion.
9th Jun '17 5:37:24 PM MadCat221
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* MemeticBadass: In-universe, Kai Allard-Liao. To the point where Star Captain Taman Malthus, a Clan Jade Falcon garrison commander, thinks sending fifty [[SuperSoldier Elementals]] in full [[PoweredArmor Battle Armor]] to hunt him down (while he's injured, without a 'Mech, and on the run behind enemy lines), is considered a "fair fight". Since, at the time, Malthus and [[WorthyOpponent Kai]] were ensnared in [=ComStar=]'s "[[LetNoCrisisGoToWaste Operation Scorpion]]" treachery, it made Malthus open to a [[EnemyMine temporary alliance]].

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* MemeticBadass: In-universe, Kai Allard-Liao. To Allard-Liao, especially to the Jade Falcons. First, on Twycross, he obliterated an entire cluster of frontline Falcon mechwarriors in a trap that nearly failed and only went off when he [[SelfDestructMechanism lights his own mech off to detonate the trap]]. Then, on Alyina, he singlehandedly extricates Victor Davion from a trap during a battle against the Falcons gone horribly wrong while his AceCustom mech was in a LimitBreak state. It got to the point where Star Captain Taman Malthus, a Clan Jade Falcon garrison commander, thinks sending fifty [[SuperSoldier Elementals]] in full [[PoweredArmor Battle Armor]] to hunt him down (while he's injured, without a 'Mech, and on the run behind enemy lines), is considered a "fair fight". Since, at the time, Malthus and [[WorthyOpponent Kai]] were ensnared in [=ComStar=]'s "[[LetNoCrisisGoToWaste Operation Scorpion]]" treachery, it made Malthus open to a [[EnemyMine temporary alliance]].
9th Jun '17 5:34:29 PM MadCat221
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* MemeticBadass: In-universe, Kai Allard-Liao. To the point where Star Captain Taman Malthus, a Clan Jade Falcon garrison commander thinks sending fifty [[SuperSoldier Elementals]] in full [[PoweredArmor Battle Armor]] to hunt him down (while he's injured, without a 'Mech, and on the run behind enemy lines), is considered a "fair fight". Since, at the time, Malthus and [[WorthyOpponent Kai]] were ensnared in [=ComStar=]'s "[[LetNoCrisisGoToWaste Operation Scorpion]]" treachery at the time, it made Malthus open to a [[EnemyMine temporary alliance]].

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* MemeticBadass: In-universe, Kai Allard-Liao. To the point where Star Captain Taman Malthus, a Clan Jade Falcon garrison commander commander, thinks sending fifty [[SuperSoldier Elementals]] in full [[PoweredArmor Battle Armor]] to hunt him down (while he's injured, without a 'Mech, and on the run behind enemy lines), is considered a "fair fight". Since, at the time, Malthus and [[WorthyOpponent Kai]] were ensnared in [=ComStar=]'s "[[LetNoCrisisGoToWaste Operation Scorpion]]" treachery at the time, treachery, it made Malthus open to a [[EnemyMine temporary alliance]].
9th Jun '17 4:37:07 PM MadCat221
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* MemeticBadass: In-universe, Kai Allard-Liao. To the point where Clan commanders sending fifty [[SuperSoldier Elementals]] to hunt him down (while he's injured, without a 'Mech, and on the run behind enemy lines), is considered a "fair fight".

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* MemeticBadass: In-universe, Kai Allard-Liao. To the point where Star Captain Taman Malthus, a Clan commanders Jade Falcon garrison commander thinks sending fifty [[SuperSoldier Elementals]] in full [[PoweredArmor Battle Armor]] to hunt him down (while he's injured, without a 'Mech, and on the run behind enemy lines), is considered a "fair fight".fight". Since, at the time, Malthus and [[WorthyOpponent Kai]] were ensnared in [=ComStar=]'s "[[LetNoCrisisGoToWaste Operation Scorpion]]" treachery at the time, it made Malthus open to a [[EnemyMine temporary alliance]].
4th Jun '17 4:57:52 PM ErikModi
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* ExactWords: When Hanse Davion and Theodore Kurita make an impromptu but very honorable promise to work together against the Clans. Neither one will send their force into the other's territory so long as the Clans remain a threat. [[spoiler: When the Smoke Jaguars and Nova Cats team up to try and take Luthien, the Draconis Combine homeworld, Hanse has visions of attacking the Combine from his border and finally taking down his nation's most hated enemy. But he promised he wouldn't send his troops into the Combine. On the eve of the attack, the three best mercenary companies in the Inner Sphere arrive at Luthien to shore up their defenses, paid for by Hanse Davion. He still didn't send ''his'' troops into Theodore's territory. . .]]
4th Jun '17 6:41:13 AM ErikModi
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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 (and because the [[EnemyMine gravity of the Clan threat]] is much more apparent to them due to their greater experience at statecraft)

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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 (and because the [[EnemyMine gravity of the Clan threat]] is much more apparent to them due to their greater experience at statecraft)statecraft). They're both also honorable (in their own way) and regard each other as [[WorthyOpponent worthy opponents]], and have respect for each other's military and political skills.
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