History Literature / CiaphasCain

17th Jan '16 6:27:09 AM Psyclone
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* HopeSpot: In ''For The Emperor'' [[spoiler:the BattleCouple among the penal legion sentenced Valkyrian soldiers have apparently managed to miraculously escape the genestealer horde only somewhat disoriented...only for Cain to immediately execute them, recognizing their disorientation and impossible survival as telltale signs of genestealer implants.]]

* MercifulMinion: In the first novel, a riot breaks out on the ship he's assigned to. In the aftermath he can't have anyone executed (since it would destroy morale, and more importantly make him likely to suffer an "accident" on the battlefield) but the captain wants blood (he was in a relationship with one of the military police killed in the riot). So Cain lets the captain hold a tribunal (the defendants of which are found guilty) and sentences them to "death" by transferring them to a penal legion to die in battle.
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* MercifulMinion: In the first novel, a riot breaks out on the ship he's assigned to. In the aftermath he can't have anyone executed (since it would destroy morale, and more importantly make him likely to suffer an "accident" on the battlefield) but the captain wants blood (he was in a relationship with one of the military police killed in the riot). So Cain lets the captain hold a tribunal (the defendants of which are found guilty) and sentences them to "death" by transferring them to a penal legion to die in battle. [[spoiler:Later on, Cain is press ganged by Amberley into going on a highly dangerous recon along with the most "expendable" soldiers she can find. Guess who she picks.]]
16th Jan '16 11:05:59 AM Bissek
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** In ''The Greater Good'', Cain gives a number of details about the ship he was traveling on, each of which implies that Cain was on a totally different class of warship. After a while Amberley gives up on trying to figure out which ship he was on.
16th Jan '16 10:57:55 AM Bissek
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* "The Smallest Detail": Jurgen is on a scrounging mission when he accidentally uncovers a smuggling ring.
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* "The Smallest Detail": Jurgen is on a scrounging mission when he accidentally uncovers a smuggling ring.black market racketeering operation.

** Also, in ''The Smallest Details'', an attempt to kill Jurgen to prevent him from reporting the existence of a black marketing scheme to the Commissariat resulted in it being discovered by the provosts. Jurgen actually had no intention of reporting the stolen goods - he didn't think that it was serious enough to be worth Cain's time.
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** Also, in ''The Smallest Details'', an attempt to kill Jurgen to prevent him from reporting the existence of a black marketing scheme (Which he figured out was happening because the records were so scrupulously accurate) to the Commissariat resulted in it being discovered by the provosts. Jurgen actually had no intention of reporting the stolen goods - he didn't think that it was serious enough to be worth Cain's time.
10th Jan '16 10:56:22 AM Antigone3
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* "A Mug of Recaff"/"The Smallest Detail": Trooper Jurgen has watched the heroic Commissar Cain defeat a heretical uprising and wants only to get him a nice mug of recaff. But the heretics aren't quite finished just yet...
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* "A Mug of Recaff"/"The Smallest Detail": Recaff": Trooper Jurgen has watched the heroic Commissar Cain defeat a heretical uprising and wants only to get him a nice mug of recaff. But the heretics aren't quite finished just yet... yet... * "The Smallest Detail": Jurgen is on a scrounging mission when he accidentally uncovers a smuggling ring.
20th Dec '15 9:10:59 AM Bissek
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* "Old Soldiers Never Die": A limited release novella. Commissar Cain and the Valhallan 597th deploy to the planet Letonia to help quash a civil insurrection, and quickly find themselves in [[ZombieApocalypse much more dire straits]].
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* "Old Soldiers Never Die": A limited release novella.novella (Which has since been republished as an [=eBook=]). Commissar Cain and the Valhallan 597th deploy to the planet Letonia to help quash a civil insurrection, and quickly find themselves in [[ZombieApocalypse much more dire straits]].
20th Dec '15 9:08:24 AM Bissek
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** There are also minor characters in some of the books whose later memoirs are quoted by Amberley in the same volume, which makes it clear that they survive the book.
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** There are also minor characters in some of the books whose later memoirs are quoted by Amberley in the same volume, which makes it clear that they survive the book.book, though one short story contains a excerpts from a manuscript by a minor character which was never finished, foreshadowing the fact that said character didn't survive.
17th Dec '15 10:09:41 AM Morgenthaler
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Like A Badass Out Of Hell is being split into new tropes.
* LikeABadassOutOfHell: [[spoiler:Daemonized Emeli]].
13th Dec '15 2:29:03 AM Morgenthaler
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* DemonOfHumanOrigin: In the short story "The Beguiling", Cain wipes out a Slaaneshi cult with an artillery strike after killing its leader, Emeli, when she tried to seduce him into being a HumanSacrifice. Several decades later in the novel ''The Traitor's Hand'', Cain encounters Emeli as the final boss; she's been turned into a daemonette during her time dead.
10th Dec '15 5:26:46 PM Antigone3
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*** In ''Cain's Last Stand'', he sees that the Chaos forces are using Imperial wargear with Chaos runes daubed over the aquilae. He immediately decides that it will be too dangerous to ever put those weapons back into Imperial hands because they've effectively converted to Chaos, and orders them destroyed.
5th Dec '15 8:22:30 PM Theriocephalus
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** People tendency to swear a lot, especially Cain. One such instance in ''The Greater Good'' has him thinking that if he is about to die, that at least it would be among friends and that he should say something heroic. All he manages is yell "[[PardonMyKlingon Frak off!]]" to a Tyranid.
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** People People's tendency to swear a lot, especially Cain. One such instance in ''The Greater Good'' has him thinking that if he is about to die, that at least it would be among friends and that he should say something heroic. All he manages is yell "[[PardonMyKlingon Frak off!]]" to a Tyranid.

* SacredHospitality: Adeptus Mechanicus is bad at it.
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* SacredHospitality: The Adeptus Mechanicus is bad at it.

* SeeTheWhitesOfTheirEyes: Averted, and mocked in ''Death or Glory'':
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* SeeTheWhitesOfTheirEyes: Averted, Averted and mocked in ''Death or Glory'':

** Much to Amberley's chagrin, she sometimes has to fill in background information with extracts from the memoirs of Jenit Sulla (and always makes comments sniping at her "one-woman assault on the defenceless Gothic language"). Where Cain's are erudite and well-written, Sulla lacks any literary talent and fills her own with dreadful nonsense and PurpleProse.
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** Much to Amberley's chagrin, she sometimes has to fill in background information with extracts from the memoirs of Jenit Sulla (and always makes comments sniping at her "one-woman assault on the defenceless defenseless Gothic language"). Where Cain's are erudite and well-written, Sulla lacks any literary talent and fills her own with dreadful nonsense and PurpleProse.
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