History Literature / CiaphasCain

5th Jun '18 10:37:57 PM ArcaneAzmadi
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** A literal example in ''The Greater Good''. Cain's shuttle is shot down by the Tyranids and crash-lands in the wasteland of a forge world. They're nearly overwhelmed by Tyranids before a Death Korps of Krieg horse cavalry company comes to their rescue. The Death Riders themselves later have to get bailed out by a Reclaimers hoverbike.

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** A literal example in ''The Greater Good''. Cain's shuttle is shot down by the Tyranids and crash-lands in the wasteland of a forge world. They're nearly overwhelmed by Tyranids before a Death Korps of Krieg horse cavalry company comes to their rescue. The Death Riders themselves later have to get bailed out by a Reclaimers hoverbike.land speeder.
2nd Jun '18 1:33:07 PM Antigone3
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Nine novels and nine short stories have so far been published:

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Nine novels and nine short stories have so far been published:
published: A tenth novel, ''Choose Your Enemies'', is scheduled for a September 2018 release.
7th Apr '18 12:39:43 PM Chabal2
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* OverzealousUnderling:
** In "The Traitor's Hand", the Imperial Guard finds evidence of a daemon summoning ritual, though too late to find anything useful. Another site is discovered, but the overly puritanical Tallarn soldiers and their commissar Beije completely destroy the site before the psykers can examine it. Because Beije believes Cain to be acting traitorously ([[TheResenter along with a big helping of resentment]]), he attempts to arrest Cain with a Tallarn squad as he investigates the final site, inadvertently providing Cain with reinforcements to defeat the daemon princess as she's summoned and character witnesses for his heroic behavior.
** In "Duty Calls", a squad of Sororitas gets so caught up in burning Tyranids that they leave their position, leaving a gap in the line they're supposed to be defending and leaving the temple/refugee camp wide open. Cain gets them back in by pointing out that their noble sacrifices mean certain death for the civilians depending on them for protection.
15th Mar '18 2:16:56 PM Specialist290
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** Rogue Trader (and covert agent for Inquisitor Vail) Orelius's ship is named the ''Lucre Foedus'', a reasonable stab at "Dirty Money".

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** Rogue Trader (and covert agent for Inquisitor Vail) Orelius's ship is named the ''Lucre Foedus'', a reasonable stab at "Dirty Money".[[note]]And an even better stab at "filthy lucre"[[/note]]
15th Mar '18 11:22:10 AM Antigone3
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** The Ordo Dialogus representative in charge of translating tablets associated with the ''shadowlight'' in ''Cain's Last Stand'' is Sister Rosetta.

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** The Ordo Dialogus representative in charge of translating tablets associated with the ''shadowlight'' in ''Cain's Last Stand'' is Sister Rosetta.[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosetta_Stone Rosetta]].
** Rogue Trader (and covert agent for Inquisitor Vail) Orelius's ship is named the ''Lucre Foedus'', a reasonable stab at "Dirty Money".
9th Mar '18 6:44:43 PM nombretomado
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** The entire series is about a '''[[FakeUltimateHero HERO]] [[MemeticMutation OF THE]] [[TVTropesWikiDrinkingGame IMPERIUM]]''' who secretly regards himself as a DirtyCoward whose every action was motivated by self-interest. Whether or not you believe that depends very much on [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation how you interpret his true character]].

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** The entire series is about a '''[[FakeUltimateHero HERO]] [[MemeticMutation OF THE]] [[TVTropesWikiDrinkingGame [[DrinkingGame/TVTropes IMPERIUM]]''' who secretly regards himself as a DirtyCoward whose every action was motivated by self-interest. Whether or not you believe that depends very much on [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation how you interpret his true character]].
8th Mar '18 4:15:28 AM MinisterOfSinister
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** Gunner Jurgen is probably based on another Creator/GeorgeMacDonaldFraser character, Private Literature/McAuslan, AKA the Dirtiest Soldier in the British Army. Like [=McAuslan=], Jurgen is ugly and exudes an aroma that causes revulsion in everyone he meets--unlike [=McAuslan=], he is a highly competent soldier, though he isn't terribly bright (yet amazingly good at planning ahead). Likewise, if Cain is one of Blackadder then Jurgen is of of Baldrick, probably the one from ''The Black Adder'' who was competent and had good ideas more often than not.

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** Gunner Jurgen is probably based on another Creator/GeorgeMacDonaldFraser character, Private Literature/McAuslan, AKA the Dirtiest Soldier in the British Army. Like [=McAuslan=], Jurgen is ugly and exudes an aroma that causes revulsion in everyone he meets--unlike [=McAuslan=], he is a highly competent soldier, though he isn't terribly bright (yet amazingly good at planning ahead). Likewise, if Cain is one of Blackadder then Jurgen is of one of Baldrick, probably the one from ''The Black Adder'' who was competent and had good ideas more often than not.
8th Mar '18 4:15:06 AM MinisterOfSinister
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** Cain is basically Creator/GeorgeMacDonaldFraser's Literature/{{Flashman}} [[RecycledInSpace IN SPACE!!!]], except he never crosses the line from lovable scoundrel to outright villain like Flashman does. Cain may be a womanizer, but it's always consensual.
** Gunner Jurgen is probably based on another Creator/GeorgeMacDonaldFraser character, Private Literature/McAuslan, AKA the Dirtiest Soldier in the British Army. Like [=McAuslan=], Jurgen is ugly and exudes an aroma that causes revulsion in everyone he meets--unlike [=McAuslan=], he is a highly competent soldier, though he isn't terribly bright (yet amazingly good at planning ahead).
** Cain has also been compared to Series/{{Blackadder}} (particularly the ''Blackadder Goes Forth'' iteration), with Jurgen likewise being compared to Baldrick. Albeit versions in which the latter is actually competent and the former actually successful.

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** Cain is basically Series/{{Blackadder}} (the ''Blackadder Goes Forth'' version especially) and Creator/GeorgeMacDonaldFraser's Literature/{{Flashman}} [[RecycledInSpace IN SPACE!!!]], except SPACE]]. A big difference however is that he never crosses the line from lovable scoundrel to outright villain like Flashman does. Cain may be a womanizer, but it's always consensual.
** Gunner Jurgen is probably based on another Creator/GeorgeMacDonaldFraser character, Private Literature/McAuslan, AKA the Dirtiest Soldier in the British Army. Like [=McAuslan=], Jurgen is ugly and exudes an aroma that causes revulsion in everyone he meets--unlike [=McAuslan=], he is a highly competent soldier, though he isn't terribly bright (yet amazingly good at planning ahead).
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ahead). Likewise, if Cain has also been compared to Series/{{Blackadder}} (particularly the ''Blackadder Goes Forth'' iteration), with is one of Blackadder then Jurgen likewise being compared to Baldrick. Albeit versions in which is of of Baldrick, probably the latter is actually one from ''The Black Adder'' who was competent and the former actually successful.had good ideas more often than not.
24th Feb '18 5:38:18 PM MinisterOfSinister
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*** From the same book, he also seems approving when the Arbites show up to [[PoliceBrutality beat the crap out of]] a handful of troublesome, but otherwise peaceful pro-Tau humans.

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*** From the same book, he also seems approving when the Arbites show up to [[PoliceBrutality beat the crap out of]] a handful of troublesome, troublesome but otherwise peaceful pro-Tau humans.


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* DiscreditedMeme: InUniverse. During ''The Traitor's Hand'' the Khornates Cain is fighting yell, "Blood for the Blood God!" so often that he gets sick of hearing it.
22nd Feb '18 3:34:40 AM Willbyr
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* PreserveYourGays: The [[AmbiguouslyGay implied lesbian]] couple in ''Caves of Ice'' are the ''only'' {{Red Shirt}}s who survive nigh-certain death going through the titular caves as well as a [[spoiler:Necron tomb]]. They do quite well afterward and are recurring minor characters in later books.
** In fact, it's strongly suggested that it's specifically ''because'' of their love for each other that they make it through all of the various horrors they face.

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* PreserveYourGays: The [[AmbiguouslyGay implied lesbian]] couple in ''Caves of Ice'' are the ''only'' {{Red Shirt}}s who survive nigh-certain death going through the titular caves as well as a [[spoiler:Necron tomb]]. They do quite well afterward and are recurring minor characters in later books.
** In fact,
books, and it's strongly suggested that it's specifically ''because'' of their love for each other that they make it through all of the various horrors they face.
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