History Literature / CiaphasCain

15th Mar '17 7:38:33 AM morenohijazo
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* ThinDimensionalBarrier: In ''The Emperor's Finest'', the Reclaimers Space Marines are able to track the space hulk ''Spawn of Damnation'' between star systems by locating the weak points it leaves in realspace when it transitions into the Warp.
12th Mar '17 11:12:41 AM nombretomado
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** It gets downright silly with some of the merely mentioned minor characters, such as the fencing instructor "Miyamoto de Bergerac" [[note]]Presumably from MiyamotoMusashi and Theatre/CyranoDeBergerac[[/note]] and the author of a book about the fungus-like features of Orks "Migo Yuggoth" [[note]]In the Franchise/CthulhuMythos, the fungoid insects known as Mi-Go come to Earth from Pluto, which they call Yuggoth.[[/note]]. See also the [[ShoutOut/CiaphasCain Shout Outs page]] for more examples of this sort.

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** It gets downright silly with some of the merely mentioned minor characters, such as the fencing instructor "Miyamoto de Bergerac" [[note]]Presumably from MiyamotoMusashi UsefulNotes/MiyamotoMusashi and Theatre/CyranoDeBergerac[[/note]] and the author of a book about the fungus-like features of Orks "Migo Yuggoth" [[note]]In the Franchise/CthulhuMythos, the fungoid insects known as Mi-Go come to Earth from Pluto, which they call Yuggoth.[[/note]]. See also the [[ShoutOut/CiaphasCain Shout Outs page]] for more examples of this sort.
6th Mar '17 4:39:32 PM Bissek
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*** [[spoiler: Kind of subverted, since Tau expected that the fight against Tyranids would deplete the Imperial Fleet of the sector to the level where they will be able to capture dozens of systems without Imperial interference. And if bulk of the casualties ended up being on the Tau side, the Imperium would gladly do the same thing. The Imperium-Tau agreement isn't so much an alliance as it is a ceasefire until their mutual enemy goes away.]]

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*** [[spoiler: Kind of subverted, since Tau expected that the fight against Tyranids would deplete the Imperial Fleet of the sector to the level where they will be able to capture dozens of systems without Imperial interference. And if the bulk of the casualties ended up being on the Tau side, the Imperium would gladly do the same thing.thing to them. The Imperium-Tau agreement isn't so much an alliance as it is a ceasefire until their mutual enemy goes away.]]
2nd Mar '17 9:31:39 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* TanksButNoTanks: In ''Duty Calls'', A news report claims Cain used a tank to stop what was essentially the Hindenburg carrying an awful lot of promethium from crashing into a city. In reality, he used a Chimera (an APC). However, the Chimera's multi-role design and the Imperial Guard using slight variants on the same chassis for every common tracked vehicle in their arsenal muddies the issue a bit.

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* TanksButNoTanks: In ''Duty Calls'', A news report claims Cain used a tank to stop what was essentially the Hindenburg carrying an awful lot of promethium from crashing into a city. In reality, he used a Chimera (an APC). However, the Chimera's multi-role design and the Imperial Guard using slight variants on the same chassis for every common tracked vehicle in their arsenal muddies the issue a bit. In the game an APC is considered a tank, which gives them the very ability he used.
24th Feb '17 2:26:23 PM Antigone3
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* BorrowedBiometricBypass: Clearly known to work in-universe; when Cain and his cadets are escaping from the governor's mansion in ''Cain's Last Stand'' he puts a lasbolt through the genecode scanner that controls access to the escape tunnel specifically to prevent this.


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* DestructionEqualsOffSwitch: Jurgen tries to invoke this during ''The Greater Good''. Unfortunately the Mechanicus doesn't believe in this trope, and the door stays locked.
1st Feb '17 2:02:36 AM TheAussieBlue
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** In ''The Greater Good'', when the Mechanicus finally comes clean about their Genestealer breeding/research program, one character at the conference points out that all the original implantees were male. [[spoiler:Female prisoners scheduled for conversion to servitors were turned over to the implanted men so more hybrids could be produced, it's implied via rape.]] None of the Imperials at the table have any problem with this [[spoiler: although a visiting Tau diplomat is clearly appalled]].

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** In ''The Greater Good'', when the Mechanicus finally comes clean about their Genestealer breeding/research program, one character at the conference points out that all the original implantees were male. [[spoiler:Female prisoners scheduled for conversion to servitors were turned over to the implanted men so more hybrids could be produced, it's implied via rape.]] None Though uncomfortable at the measures taken to study the Genestealers none of the Imperials at the table have any real problem with this [[spoiler: although a visiting Tau diplomat is clearly appalled]].
29th Jan '17 2:49:56 AM KingClark
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** Cain's tendency to run into, and deal with, people whose ideas he regards as insane and suicidal. He is particularly leery of Tech Priests and those who dabble in technology (the two Necron Tomb incidents, the Reclaimers' insistence on boarding ''[[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast The Spawn of Damnation]]'', and [[spoiler:Kildhar's biological studies of the Tyranids]] from ''The Greater Good'' come to mind.)

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** Cain's tendency to run into, and deal with, people whose ideas he regards as insane and suicidal. He is particularly leery of Tech Priests and those who dabble in technology (the two Necron Tomb incidents, the Reclaimers' insistence on boarding ''[[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast The Spawn of Damnation]]'', and [[spoiler:Kildhar's biological studies of the Tyranids]] from ''The Greater Good'' come to mind.)mind).
29th Jan '17 2:47:57 AM KingClark
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* BeneathTheMask: * 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 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]].
29th Jan '17 2:47:25 AM KingClark
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[[FakeUltimateHero Commissar Ciaphas Cain]], [[LargeHamTitle HERO OF THE IMPERIUM!!!]] is the protagonist of a series of novels by Creator/SandyMitchell, set in the ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' universe. Where ''Literature/GauntsGhosts'' is {{Sharpe}} [[XMeetsY meets 40K]], Ciaphas Cain is something between ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'' and ''Literature/{{Flashman}}'' in the gothic SF world of 40K. Taking a tongue-in-cheek approach to the normally ''absurdly'' [[CrapsackWorld Grim]] [[BlackAndGrayMorality And]] [[CosmicHorrorStory Dark]] 40K universe, the series follows the exploits of a cowardly, self-hating [[ThePoliticalOfficer Commissar, in charge of morale and discipline]] in [[Characters/Warhammer40000ImperialGuard the Imperium's army]], who has managed to not only survive the front lines of the ultimate CrapsackWorld, but ''prosper''. Over the course of the series, Cain becomes a massively acclaimed Hero of the Imperium, partly through opportunism, skill and minor heroism, but mostly through sheer blind luck. Sent to [[InHarmsWay progressively more insanely dangerous warzones]] as his reputation grows, Cain actually wants nothing more than to find a quiet place to hide from the fighting.

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[[FakeUltimateHero Commissar Ciaphas Cain]], [[LargeHamTitle '''[[AC:[[LargeHamTitle HERO OF THE IMPERIUM!!!]] IMPERIUM!!!]]]]''' is the protagonist of a series of novels by Creator/SandyMitchell, set in the ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' universe. Where ''Literature/GauntsGhosts'' is {{Sharpe}} [[XMeetsY meets 40K]], Ciaphas Cain is something between ''Series/{{Blackadder}}'' and ''Literature/{{Flashman}}'' in the gothic SF world of 40K. Taking a tongue-in-cheek approach to the normally ''absurdly'' [[CrapsackWorld Grim]] [[BlackAndGrayMorality And]] [[CosmicHorrorStory Dark]] 40K universe, the series follows the exploits of a cowardly, self-hating [[ThePoliticalOfficer Commissar, in charge of morale and discipline]] in [[Characters/Warhammer40000ImperialGuard the Imperium's army]], who has managed to not only survive the front lines of the ultimate CrapsackWorld, but ''prosper''. Over the course of the series, Cain becomes a massively acclaimed Hero of the Imperium, partly through opportunism, skill and minor heroism, but mostly through sheer blind luck. Sent to [[InHarmsWay progressively more insanely dangerous warzones]] as his reputation grows, Cain actually wants nothing more than to find a quiet place to hide from the fighting.
14th Jan '17 10:38:15 AM Bissek
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*** [[spoiler: Kind of subverted, since Tau expected that the fight against Tyranids would deplete Imperial Fleet of the sector to the level where they will be able to capture dozens of systems without Imperial interference.]]

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*** [[spoiler: Kind of subverted, since Tau expected that the fight against Tyranids would deplete the Imperial Fleet of the sector to the level where they will be able to capture dozens of systems without Imperial interference.interference. And if bulk of the casualties ended up being on the Tau side, the Imperium would gladly do the same thing. The Imperium-Tau agreement isn't so much an alliance as it is a ceasefire until their mutual enemy goes away.]]
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