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* AppliedPhlebotinum: It's what allows for interstellar travel.

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* AppliedPhlebotinum: It's Antimatter is what allows for interstellar travel.



* BatheHerAndBringHerToMe: Lafiel is bathed in episode 6.

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* BatheHerAndBringHerToMe: Lafiel is bathed in episode 6.6 by Baron Febdash, who has taken an interest in her.



* {{Bishonen}}: Every Abh male.

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* %%* {{Bishonen}}: Every Abh male.



* TheCavalry: The final act of Banner I is the heroes waiting for Dusahn's fleet to back them up at the Abticate Gate.
* CharacterDevelopment: This and CharacterDepth are the main draws of the show.
* ChastityCouple: [[spoiler: Jinto and Lafiel]].
* [[ChekhovsGun Chekhov's Gun(boat)]]: The towers first seen in the distance in episode 10 are revealed to be [[spoiler: coffin-rockets that are used by Jinto and Lafiel to escape the planet.]]
* TheChessmaster: In the novel Lafiel's father planned Jinto and her meeting on the Gosroth.
* ClaspYourHandsIfYouDeceive: The Baron.

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* TheCavalry: The final act of Banner I ''Banner I'' is the heroes waiting for Dusahn's fleet to back them up at the Abticate Gate.
* %%* CharacterDevelopment: This and CharacterDepth are the main draws of the show.
* %%* ChastityCouple: [[spoiler: Jinto and Lafiel]].
* [[ChekhovsGun Chekhov's Gun(boat)]]: ChekhovsGun: The towers first seen in the distance in episode 10 are revealed to be [[spoiler: coffin-rockets that are used by Jinto and Lafiel to escape the planet.]]
* TheChessmaster: In the novel novel, Lafiel's father planned Jinto and her meeting on the Gosroth.
* ClaspYourHandsIfYouDeceive: The Baron.Baron makes this pose while plotting how he will cement his control over his territory and Lafiel as well.



* DyingMomentOfAwesome: [[spoiler: the last stand of the ''Gosroth''.]]
* EmotionlessGirl: Most Abh especially those of higher rank are encouraged to be this. Ekuryua takes it to extremes [[CuteKitten unless Diaho is involved]].
* TheEmpire: The Humankind Empire Abh. Their mode of operation is to forcibly take over planets that do *not* have faster-than-light travel, though oddly they do not interfere with those planets which have purchased the technology from others. In the novels this is explained by the fact that their empire began on an interstellar merchant ship, and that they still respect "vested rights". They do not seem to be overtly oppressive towards the planets they control, but they do not allow *any* starship not owned by the Empire to be armed or use faster-than-light travel technology. Then there's the fact that only the "space elves" in charge are able to command warships, though this is due mainly to their physiology, not overt racism. Interestingly enough The Abh nation is titled an empire while the antagonists have [[TheFederation a Federation]], [[GoodRepublicEvilEmpire a Republic]], and [[TheFederation a Union]].
** Actually, it used to be due to physiology, during the infancy of space travel, which is the purpose for which the Abh [[spoiler: were created in the first place]], but now with CasualInterstellarTravel, it is very much racism/classism.
* ExplosiveDecompression: (Averted)

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* DyingMomentOfAwesome: [[spoiler: the last stand of the ''Gosroth''.''Gosroth'' is fighting ten enemy ships and taking out nine of them single handed.]]
* EmotionlessGirl: Most Abh especially those of higher rank are encouraged to be this. focused and stoic. Ekuryua takes it to extremes [[CuteKitten unless Diaho is involved]].
involved]]. Lafiel says that "Abriel don't cry", but can't manage it all the time.
* TheEmpire: The Humankind Empire Abh. Their mode of operation is to forcibly take over planets that do *not* have faster-than-light travel, though oddly they do not interfere with those planets which have purchased the technology from others. In the novels this is explained by the fact that their empire began on an interstellar merchant ship, and that they still respect "vested rights". They do not seem to be overtly oppressive towards the planets they control, but they do not allow *any* starship not owned by the Empire to be armed or use faster-than-light travel technology. Then there's the fact that only the "space elves" in charge are able to command warships, though this is due mainly to their physiology, not overt racism.racism [[note]] During the infancy of space travel, physiology is the purpose for which the Abh [[spoiler: were created in the first place]], but now with CasualInterstellarTravel, it is very much racism/classism [[/note]].. Interestingly enough The Abh nation is titled an empire while the antagonists have [[TheFederation a Federation]], [[GoodRepublicEvilEmpire a Republic]], and [[TheFederation a Union]].
** Actually, it used to be due to physiology, during the infancy of space travel, which is the purpose for which the Abh [[spoiler: were created in the first place]], but now with CasualInterstellarTravel, it is very much racism/classism.
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%%* ExplosiveDecompression: (Averted)(Averted)
* FamilyRelationshipSwitcheroo: Lafiel is teased by her father about the identity of her mother; going so far as to convince her (as a child) that she was descended from ''the family cat''. [[spoiler:Later, Lafiel proudly reveals to Jinto that Captain Lexshu is her other parent, as the scene switches back to her mother's death in battle.]]



* FrickinLaserBeams: (averted to some extent)
* FullNameUltimatum: Lexshu gives one to Lafiel.

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* FrickinLaserBeams: (averted %%% "(averted to some extent)
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FullNameUltimatum: Lexshu gives one to Lafiel.



** TranslationConvention: In the Japanese-language version of the first episode of ''Crest'', the radio chatter on Martine following the emergence of the first Abh vessel is initially in Gratuitous English before fading into Japanese.
** IIRC, this is explained by Martine being settled by an STL sleeper ship that took a *long* time to find a planet, like 1800 years. So from their POV they're only 200 years in our future, and pretty behind the tech level of the rest of the galaxy.



** The Abh respects the culture of the planets in their empire, allows governments to maintain their sovereignty with a few minor caveats, and provides aid no strings attached if it is requested. On the other hand they force planets into their empire, will confiscate all ships capable of intergalactic travel, and only Abh nobility may own the means of interstellar trade and travel.

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** The Abh respects the culture of the planets in their empire, allows governments to maintain their sovereignty with a few minor caveats, and provides aid no strings attached if it is requested. On the other hand they force planets into their empire, will confiscate all ships capable of intergalactic travel, and only Abh nobility may own the means of interstellar trade and travel. If subject planets wish to have [=FTL=] ships then they must rent them.



* HegemonicEmpire: The Humankind Empire Abh practises a different type of hegemonic influence - diplomacy. The Abh expand by military conquest, but this "conquest" will often consist of a single ship delivering a treaty of surrender, with no shots fired. The Abh then order the conquered world to surrender all long - range space travel capabilities to the empire, install an Abh noble to rule over the planet (who is sometimes chosen from the local population rather than imported), set up trade routes, and then as long as the ruling class follow the rules and the people don't cause too much trouble, leaves things alone except for an occasional military recruiter or observer.

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* HegemonicEmpire: HegemonicEmpire:
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The Humankind Empire Abh practises a different type of hegemonic influence - diplomacy. The Abh expand by military conquest, but this "conquest" will often consist of a single ship delivering a treaty of surrender, with no shots fired. The Abh then order the conquered world to surrender all long - range space travel capabilities to the empire, install an Abh noble to rule over the planet (who is sometimes chosen from the local population rather than imported), set up trade routes, and then as long as the ruling class follow the rules and the people don't cause too much trouble, leaves things alone except for an occasional military recruiter or observer.



* ImprobableAimingSkills: When they run from the United Mankind military at the end of Crest, neither Lafiel nor Jinto takes a hit ([[spoiler:[[TakingTheBullet until the end]]]]). Meanwhile, Lafiel is consistently dropping one soldier per shot of her inferior weapon, despite range, concealment, cover....

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* ImprobableAimingSkills: When they run from the United Mankind military at the end of Crest, neither Lafiel nor Jinto takes a hit ([[spoiler:[[TakingTheBullet until the end]]]]). Meanwhile, Lafiel is consistently dropping one soldier per shot of her inferior weapon, despite range, concealment, cover....Training at the Abh Military Academy must be spectacular.



* LargeHam: Trife: man can't seem to deliver two words without some kind of dramatic pose or overemphasis. Backfires badly in one scene.

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* LargeHam: Trife: man can't seem to deliver two words without some kind of dramatic pose or overemphasis. Backfires badly in one scene.



* MacrossMissileMassacre: Crest Of The Stars and its sequels made their battleships purely missile platforms that take Macross Missile Massacre to the absolutely ridiculous extent (the majority of the mass of ships multiple kilometers long consists solely of thousand and thousands of missiles). The sheer weight of fire ONE battleship could deliver would put David Weber to shame. Of course, they were almost entirely Point Defenseless, but that's another matter.

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* MacrossMissileMassacre: MacrossMissileMassacre:
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Crest Of The Stars and its sequels made their battleships purely missile platforms that take Macross Missile Massacre to the absolutely ridiculous extent (the majority of the mass of ships multiple kilometers long consists solely of thousand and thousands of missiles). The sheer weight of fire ONE battleship could deliver would put David Weber to shame. Of course, they were almost entirely Point Defenseless, but that's another matter.



* NoMrBondIExpectYouToDine: Happens in the first series.

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* NoMrBondIExpectYouToDine: Happens in Baron Febdash appears to be a hospitable host to Lafiel and Jinto until the first series.dinner itself, where his villainous intentions are made known.



* OnlyPointTwoPercentDifferent: The Abh. Enemy propaganda says they are living robots. Their own propaganda says they are a race of living art, superior for life in space space. In reality, other than blue hair, extended lifespan, zero G tolerance, and a different organ in place of their sinuses, they're still basically human.
** TruthInTelevision; many people in more advanced countries do tend to think of themselves as a superior race even though, in the past, they may have been the ones who were less advanced.
** The Abh are conscious of this, and still consider themselves human down to their civilization's name ('Humankind' Empire Abh). Just, in their view, space-humans as opposed to everyone else's land humans. They don't so much view Abh as better than Landers overall, just the branch of humans who are meant for space.
* OurElvesAreBetter: A mashup between High Elves and Space Elves.
** One possibly confusing thing is that most Abh have normal ears; hair color is the marker, not pointy ears. [[spoiler: Those ears belong only to the royal family]]. Given Lafiel, we just get to see them an awful lot. This doesn't stop Abh from being like space elves (pretty and long-lived) but it's not the ears.
* OutGambitted: How Lafiel and Klowal's battle ends.
* OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions: The Abh ridicule all organized religions (3rd novel, Chap 11), and don't believe in a higher power (Empress/ambassadors in the anime) or ethics (same scene, novel version.) Though the Banner I anime has Lafiel mentioning praying and souls briefly. Banner II has them talking about an 'Abh Hell' they've created for when they need to inflict revenge worse than death, Web-allegedly a planet of medical experiments.

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* OnlyPointTwoPercentDifferent: The Abh. Enemy propaganda says they are living robots. Their own propaganda says they are a race of living art, superior for life in space space. In reality, other than blue hair, extended lifespan, zero G tolerance, and a different organ in place of their sinuses, they're still basically human.
** TruthInTelevision; many people in more advanced countries do tend to think of themselves as a superior race even though, in the past, they may have been the ones who were less advanced.
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human. The Abh are conscious of this, and still consider themselves human down to their civilization's name ('Humankind' Empire Abh). Just, in their view, space-humans as opposed to everyone else's land humans. They don't so much view Abh as better than Landers overall, just the branch of humans who are meant for space.
* OurElvesAreBetter: A mashup between High Elves and Space Elves.
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Elves. One possibly confusing thing is that most Abh have normal ears; hair color is the marker, not pointy ears. [[spoiler: Those ears belong only to the royal family]]. Given Lafiel, we just get to see them an awful lot. This doesn't stop Abh from being like space elves (pretty and long-lived) but it's not the ears.
* OutGambitted: How Lafiel and Klowal's battle ends.
ends with [[spoiler: her baiting him into range of her engine exhaust and then frying him.]]
* OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions: OutgrownSuchSillySuperstitions:
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The Abh ridicule all organized religions (3rd novel, Chap 11), and don't believe in a higher power (Empress/ambassadors in the anime) or ethics (same scene, novel version.) Though the Banner I ''Banner I'' anime has Lafiel mentioning praying and souls briefly. Banner II has them talking about an 'Abh Hell' they've created for when they need to inflict revenge worse than death, Web-allegedly a planet of medical experiments.



* PenalColony: The Abh wind up conquering one of these in Banner of the Stars II. Lafiel is put in charge of figuring out what to so with the inhabitants, much to her displeasure, specifically the guards and some of the female prisoners who want off.

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* PenalColony: The Abh wind up conquering one of these in Banner ''Banner of the Stars II.II''. Lafiel is put in charge of figuring out what to so with the inhabitants, much to her displeasure, specifically the guards and some of the female prisoners who want off.



* RedEyesTakeWarning: The red eyes, blue hair Abh commander embodies this trope. And yet she's on the "good" side...

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* RedEyesTakeWarning: The Spoor's red eyes, blue hair Abh commander embodies this trope. And yet she's on the "good" side...eyes certainly spell trouble for whatever poor smuck they set themselves on.



* RobotWar: This is what's going on with the Abh from the perspective of their enemies, although through genetic engineering rather than robotics. The Abh consider themselves human of course.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: Noble rank Abh (the ones who own territory) must serve in the military, and members of the royal family are expected to be extra awesome, competing for the rank of commander-in-chief to become Crown Prince and the next Emperor. Old Kings and retired Emperors form the committee that scrutinizes the career and promotion of royals. Plus the Abliar, the royal family, are in a sense the living role model of the Abh ideal. And can't cry or show favoritism.

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* RobotWar: This is what's going on with the Abh from the perspective of their enemies, although through genetic engineering rather than robotics. The Abh consider themselves human human, of course.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: Noble rank Abh (the ones who own territory) must serve in the military, and members of the royal family are expected to be extra awesome, competing for the rank of commander-in-chief to become Crown Prince and the next Emperor. Old Kings and retired Emperors form the committee that scrutinizes the career and promotion of royals. Plus the Abliar, the royal family, are in a sense the living role model of the Abh ideal. And They can't cry or show favoritism.



* TheStoic: Nearly every Abh in the show because it's part of their culture.

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* TheStoic: Nearly every Abh in the show displays little emotion because it's part of their culture.culture. Abriel, in particular, are not supposed to cry, even in private.



* TranslationConvention: In the Japanese-language version of the first episode of ''Crest'', the radio chatter on Martine following the emergence of the first Abh vessel is initially in Gratuitous English before fading into Japanese. IIRC, this is explained by Martine being settled by an STL sleeper ship that took a *long* time to find a planet, like 1800 years. So from their POV they're only 200 years in our future, and pretty behind the tech level of the rest of the galaxy.



* TranshumanAliens: The Abh. Engineered to be space explorers they have a third eye and some modifications to the brain so they can navigate better in three dimensions. Also longer life and adaptations to cope with extended periods of microgravity with periods of high acceleration since they were created before the in universe discovery of Faster Than Light Travel and Artificial Gravity. The inhuman hair color was a slave marker. The other thing about this trope is that while they were produced by dystopic transhumanism, and depend on advanced reproductive technology themselves, as well as 'upgrading' the children of politically Abh humans, their attitudes are rather bioconservative. It's 2000 years on and they're still the Abh they were; they're very proud of having *stopped* evolution, not accelerated it. It's just that the bio they're conserving is a bit nonstandard.

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* TranshumanAliens: The Abh. Engineered to be space explorers they have a third eye and some modifications to the brain so they can navigate better in three dimensions. Also longer life and adaptations to cope with extended periods of microgravity with periods of high acceleration since they were created before the in universe in-universe discovery of Faster Than Light Travel and Artificial Gravity. The inhuman hair color was a slave marker. The other thing about this trope is that while they were produced by dystopic transhumanism, and depend on advanced reproductive technology themselves, as well as 'upgrading' the children of politically Abh humans, their attitudes are rather bioconservative. It's 2000 years on and they're still the Abh they were; they're very proud of having *stopped* evolution, not accelerated it. It's just that the bio they're conserving is a bit nonstandard.



** FamilyRelationshipSwitcheroo: Lafiel is teased by her father about the identity of her mother; going so far as to convince her (as a child) that she was descended from ''the family cat''. [[spoiler:Later, Lafiel proudly reveals to Jinto that Captain Lexshu is her other parent, as the scene switches back to her mother's death in battle.]]



** The sword mentioned above also fits this trope. The captains aren't just swinging them around for fun, they operate as a combination remote control and laser pointer, allowing the captain to issue orders to anyone connected to the ship's computer.
** So do the tiaras worn by the Abh. These are big sensor bands that allow an Abh to have an eye in the "back of their head". Jinto remarks on this when Lafiel escorts him to the Basroi in the novel.
* UnwinnableTrainingSimulation: [[spoiler: The beginning of Banner of the Stars first episode.]]
* UterineReplicator: Abh reproduction involves in vitro fertilization and, usually, artificial wombs. Their genome is so tweaked, they can't naturally conceive healthy offspring. Woman still occasionally choose to carry the embryo to term the old fashioned way. The Abh consider this to be a charming romantic display of love.

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** The sword mentioned above Trite uses also fits this trope. The captains aren't just swinging them around for fun, they operate as a combination remote control and laser pointer, allowing the captain to issue orders to anyone connected to the ship's computer.
** So do the tiaras worn by the Abh. These are big sensor bands that allow an Abh to have an eye in the "back of their head". Jinto remarks on this when Lafiel escorts him to the Basroi in the novel.
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* UnwinnableTrainingSimulation: [[spoiler: The beginning of Banner of the Stars first episode.]]
episode is a simulation meant to test Lafiel's competence as a captain, specifically dealing with failure]]
* UterineReplicator: Abh reproduction involves in vitro fertilization and, usually, artificial wombs. Their genome is so tweaked, they can't naturally conceive healthy offspring. Woman Women still occasionally choose to carry the embryo to term the old fashioned way. The Abh consider this to be a charming romantic display of love.



** Dusahn is sometimes incorrectly identified as the Empress' son, but his full name is given and indicates that he's not even from the same line (well, he might be her son genetically, I suppose, but there's no evidence for that). He and Dubeusec are both considered her heir, but in different ways: Dusahn is the royal who has been selected to be the next emperor when she retires, whilst Debeusec is her personal heir who has inherited her title as queen of Kryb.

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** Dusahn is sometimes incorrectly identified as the Empress' son, but his full name is given and indicates that he's not even from the same line (well, he might be her son genetically, I suppose, but there's no evidence for that). He and Dubeusec are both considered her heir, but in different ways: Dusahn is the royal who has been selected to be the next emperor when she retires, whilst Debeusec is her personal heir who has inherited her title as queen of Kryb.



* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: The Abh take this very seriously: unnatural-looking hair in colors ranging from blue to purple or even green are a required genetic trait for newborn members of their race.
** Abh backstory spoiler: [[spoiler: The Abh were engineered slaves, and blue hair was the marker of their sub-human status; they keep it in defiance and in memorial.]]
* YouNeverAsked: Involving funeral traditions at the end of the first series.

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* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: The Abh take this very seriously: unnatural-looking hair in colors ranging from blue to purple or even green are a required genetic trait for newborn members of their race.
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race. Abh backstory spoiler: [[spoiler: The Abh were engineered slaves, and blue hair was the marker of their sub-human status; they keep it in defiance and in memorial.]]
* YouNeverAsked: Involving funeral traditions at the end of the first series.series between a PunchClockVillain and a genuine villain regarding the pair of heroes.
10th Apr '17 1:29:36 PM Winter
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9th Apr '17 6:58:57 PM Golondrina
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* LesCollaborateurs: How Jinto and his father were perceived for surrendering to an Abh invasion fleet in exchange for granting them ruling rights. [[spoiler:Jinto's father was killed after the war started because of this]].



* LaResistance: The Independence Party, present on Sufugnoff. In a twist, they've been unable to drum up much support against the Abh, and the United Mankind occupation forces want to arrest ''them'' because they're afraid the Independence Party will resist the occupation. [[spoiler: They end up helping Jinto and Lafiel escape to Spoor's fleet.]]
* LesCollaborateurs: How Jinto and his father were perceived for surrendering to an Abh invasion fleet in exchange for granting them ruling rights. [[spoiler:Jinto's father was killed after the war started because of this]].


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* LaResistance: The Independence Party, present on Sufugnoff. In a twist, they've been unable to drum up much support against the Abh, and the United Mankind occupation forces want to arrest ''them'' because they're afraid the Independence Party will resist the occupation. [[spoiler: They end up helping Jinto and Lafiel escape to Spoor's fleet.]]
29th Oct '16 2:27:33 AM kirara19
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* MeaningfulEcho: [[spoiler:"You shall call me Lafiel!"]] Possibly also the first series' CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming.

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* %%* MeaningfulEcho: [[spoiler:"You shall call me Lafiel!"]] Possibly also the first series' CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming.Lafiel!"]]



* SadisticChoice: [[spoiler: The bad guys try to use Jinto as a bargaining chip to force Lafiel to leave the female refugees behind.]] Sobaash's speech about what they'll do to the bad guys if they carry out their threat is both TakeAThirdOption and CrowningMomentOfAwesome.

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* SadisticChoice: [[spoiler: The bad guys try are trying to use Jinto as a bargaining chip to force Lafiel to leave the female refugees behind.]] Sobaash's behind,]] but Sobaash [[TakeAThirdOption suggests a third option]] when he gives a speech about what they'll do to the bad guys if they carry out their threat is both TakeAThirdOption and CrowningMomentOfAwesome.threat.



* SpaceOpera

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** FamilyRelationshipSwitcheroo: Lafiel is teased by her father about the identity of her mother; going so far as to convince her (as a child) that she was descended from ''the family cat''. [[spoiler:Later, Lafiel proudly reveals to Jinto that Captain Lexshu is her other parent, [[TearJerker as the scene switches back to her mother's death in battle]].]]

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** FamilyRelationshipSwitcheroo: Lafiel is teased by her father about the identity of her mother; going so far as to convince her (as a child) that she was descended from ''the family cat''. [[spoiler:Later, Lafiel proudly reveals to Jinto that Captain Lexshu is her other parent, [[TearJerker as the scene switches back to her mother's death in battle]].battle.]]
14th Oct '16 12:48:20 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* SpellMyNameWithAnS: From Baronh to English by way of Japanese. Varying degrees of research failure and TheyJustDidntCare, depending on whether you're talking about the English anime, manga, or novel releases. As noted in CotS's entry on the trope page, the information on Baronh ''is'' out there -- [[ShownTheirWork Morioka was very thorough]] in his ConLang creation. The English phonetic spellings (like "Lafiel" as opposed to "Lamhirh") are sometimes called "American Dialect Baronh" by the fans.

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* SpellMyNameWithAnS: From Baronh to English by way of Japanese. Varying degrees of research failure and TheyJustDidntCare, failure, depending on whether you're talking about the English anime, manga, or novel releases. As noted in CotS's entry on the trope page, the information on Baronh ''is'' out there -- [[ShownTheirWork Morioka was very thorough]] in his ConLang creation. The English phonetic spellings (like "Lafiel" as opposed to "Lamhirh") are sometimes called "American Dialect Baronh" by the fans.
30th Aug '16 7:18:56 AM Winter
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** The non-Abh factions are also down on any other human colonies that used any kind of other genetic modification, even if this had nothing to do with the Abh. One man with tweaked genes for a longer lifespan talks about how he's treated as a second-class citizen and is overzealous in his attempts to prove his loyalty. The United Mankind is even harsh on people who ''dye'' their hair an unnatural shade.

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** The non-Abh factions are also down on any other human colonies that used any kind of other genetic modification, even if this had nothing to do with the Abh. One man with tweaked genes for a longer lifespan talks about how he's treated as a second-class citizen and is overzealous in his attempts to prove his loyalty. The kicker is, he ''inherited'' those genes: the experiments were done in his grandparent's generation. The United Mankind is even harsh on people who ''dye'' their hair an unnatural shade.
4th Jan '16 6:53:04 PM danime91
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** Actually, it used to be due to physiology, during the infancy of space travel, which is the purpose for which the Abh [[spoiler: were created in the first place]], but now with CasualInterstellarTravel, it is very much racism/classism.
5th Jul '15 8:34:16 AM megarotic
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* FantasticRacism: Abh and Humans. Considering that 'abh' can mean either 'part of the Human Abh Empore' ''in addition to'' 'part of the abh genetic race' this can get complicated.

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* FantasticRacism: Abh and Humans. Considering that 'abh' can mean either 'part of the Human Abh Empore' Empire' ''in addition to'' 'part of the abh genetic race' this can get complicated.
9th May '15 10:46:28 PM LeaseofLife
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* ChastityCouple: [[spoiler: Jinto and Lafiel]].
5th Apr '15 10:19:14 PM Specialist290
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** Subverted by the views of the Abh towards "normal" humans, who can become members of the Abh (Jinto/Ghintec being an example) and usually get treated equally. Then double subverted as there are two meanings to "Abh": Abh ''nationality'' and Abh ''genetic traits''. The latter are not required to acquire the former, but all (noble or otherwise title bearing) newborns including descendants of human-born Abh must have both (through pre-natal gene tweaking).Then Zigzagged as the Abh themselves tend to think anyone of the Abh nationality as their kin regardless of their genetics. For instance, they've been shown to assume human-born Abh can stand the same extreme accelerations as genetic Abh. Which they don't. Humans in general and the human nations in particular, on the other hand, squarely define as "Abh" whoever possesses their genetics. They look down on human-born Abh as defectors.

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** Subverted by the views of the Abh towards "normal" humans, who can become members of the Abh (Jinto/Ghintec being an example) and usually get treated equally. Then double subverted as there are two meanings to "Abh": Abh ''nationality'' and Abh ''genetic traits''. The latter are not required to acquire the former, but all (noble or otherwise title bearing) newborns including descendants of human-born Abh must have both (through pre-natal gene tweaking).Then Zigzagged as the Abh themselves tend to think anyone of the Abh nationality as their kin regardless of their genetics. For instance, they've been shown to assume human-born Abh can stand the same extreme accelerations as genetic Abh. Which they don't. Humans in general and the human nations in particular, on the other hand, squarely define as "Abh" whoever possesses their genetics. They look down on human-born Abh as defectors.[[CategoryTraitor traitors to their own humanity]].
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