History Literature / Destroyermen

23rd Nov '16 9:28:15 PM Mitchz95
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* GuiltFreeExterminationWar: The conflict between the Lemurians and Grik fully qualities, at first. The latter see the former as nothing more than prey to be hunted and consumed, and the `Cats have never had any opportunity - or desire - to take any Grik alive. Sandra speculates that this may be the result of their evolving on a DeathWorld:
-->"Like everything else we've observed in this world, there's no compromise between total victory and total defeat. You win or you die. [...] In spite of the Grik being the Ancient Enemy, the Lemurians don't know a lot about them. They just know that when the Grik come, the Grik attack. It's the way of things. They fight like maniacs and they don't take prisoners, so neither do the Lemurians. I'm not sure they even understand the concept of surrender."
28th Oct '16 3:50:49 PM dlchen145
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* {{Badass}}: Several but Dennis Silva takes the cake. Chack, [[FourStarBadass Rolak]], [[BadassBookworm Tabby]], and [[RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething Keje]] are but a few of the Cat badasses.
** [[spoiler: Ensign Fred Reynolds deserves mention as well, being the only person in known history to successfully resist the [[TortureAlwaysWorks High Cleansing]] (see immediately below). And he's only eighteen years old.]]



* HonorBeforeReason: While Shinya has it attached to him up above, he's not a great example, being willing to not only surrender to Captain Reddy but offer his parole even in the first book. A better example is the unnamed Japanese crewman who saves Shinya's life, and refuses to surrender even in the middle of an ocean while clinging to the underside of an overturned boat, having just watched the rest of his crew being eaten by what can best be described as ''tuna-piranha hybrids''. [[spoiler: He gets eaten by a plesiosaur, [[BadAss but only cries out in pain]], [[UpToEleven not terror]].]]

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* HonorBeforeReason: While Shinya has it attached to him up above, he's not a great example, being willing to not only surrender to Captain Reddy but offer his parole even in the first book. A better example is the unnamed Japanese crewman who saves Shinya's life, and refuses to surrender even in the middle of an ocean while clinging to the underside of an overturned boat, having just watched the rest of his crew being eaten by what can best be described as ''tuna-piranha hybrids''. [[spoiler: He gets eaten by a plesiosaur, [[BadAss but only cries out in pain]], [[UpToEleven not terror]].]]
20th Aug '16 11:43:34 PM Mitchz95
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* BigNo: Captain Kurokawa in ''Maelstrom'', and again in ''Iron Gray Sea''.

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* BigNo: Captain Kurokawa in ''Maelstrom'', and again in ''Iron Gray Sea''. Sandra in ''Blood in the Water'', right before [[spoiler:SMS ''Amerika'' is destroyed by the League of Tripoli]].
20th Aug '16 11:13:30 PM Mitchz95
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* VillainousBSOD: Kurokawa experiences one witnessing his beloved [[spoiler:''[=ArataAmagi=]''-class battleships being destroyed one-by-one by P-[=40s=]]].



* VillainousBSOD: Kurokawa experiences one witnessing his beloved [[spoiler:''[=ArataAmagi=]''-class battleships being destroyed one-by-one by P-[=40s=]]].

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* VillainousBSOD: VillainsWantMercy: Played for BlackComedy in ''Maelstrom''. [[spoiler:Captain Kaufman has Kurokawa experiences one witnessing at his beloved [[spoiler:''[=ArataAmagi=]''-class battleships being destroyed one-by-one by P-[=40s=]]].mercy and is about to smash his head with a broken piece of conduit, until Kurokawa cries, "Wait!" Kaufman does. Kurokawa shoots him.]]
-->'''[[spoiler:Kaufman]]:''' Goddamn sneaky Japs. [[spoiler:*dies*]]



* WeHardlyKnewYe: All ''Walker'' crew members killed in the first few chapters of ''Into the Storm'', such as [[AssholeVictim Doctor Stevens]].

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* WeHardlyKnewYe: All ''Walker'' crew members killed in the first few chapters of ''Into the Storm'', such as [[AssholeVictim [[DrJerk Doctor Stevens]].
12th Aug '16 7:47:46 PM Doug86
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** A Nazi French battleship from the same universe as the above-mentioned sub appears in ''Deadly Shores'' to threaten the Republic in breaking off their ties with the Alliance. It's called the ''Savoie'', and Garrett even recognizes the name. However, there is no RealLife ship matching the name and the time period. The closest match would be the ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_battleship_Lorraine Lorraine]]'' or the fourth unfinished ''Bretagne''-class battleship, which was originally ordered by the Greek Navy and was to be christened ''Vasilefs Konstantinos''. After WorldWarOne, the French considered finishing her under the name ''Savoie'' but ultimately scrapped her. The ''Savoie''[='s=] description in the book matches the post-refit design of the ''Lorraine''.

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** A Nazi French battleship from the same universe as the above-mentioned sub appears in ''Deadly Shores'' to threaten the Republic in breaking off their ties with the Alliance. It's called the ''Savoie'', and Garrett even recognizes the name. However, there is no RealLife ship matching the name and the time period. The closest match would be the ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_battleship_Lorraine Lorraine]]'' or the fourth unfinished ''Bretagne''-class battleship, which was originally ordered by the Greek Navy and was to be christened ''Vasilefs Konstantinos''. After WorldWarOne, UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, the French considered finishing her under the name ''Savoie'' but ultimately scrapped her. The ''Savoie''[='s=] description in the book matches the post-refit design of the ''Lorraine''.



* PuttingOnTheReich: The [[spoiler:Confédération États Souverains from a parallel world, where France and Spain became fascist after WorldWarOne and joined with Italy (as well as Germany as a minor ally), declaring war on the UK, US, and Russia (which never became communist). A large fleet sent by the fascists to take British Egypt was swept up by a squall and taken to the Lemurian/Grik world, where they established the League of Tripoli. As expected, they treat Lemurians as little more than animals]].

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* PuttingOnTheReich: The [[spoiler:Confédération États Souverains from a parallel world, where France and Spain became fascist after WorldWarOne UsefulNotes/WorldWarI and joined with Italy (as well as Germany as a minor ally), declaring war on the UK, US, and Russia (which never became communist). A large fleet sent by the fascists to take British Egypt was swept up by a squall and taken to the Lemurian/Grik world, where they established the League of Tripoli. As expected, they treat Lemurians as little more than animals]].
5th Aug '16 10:28:05 AM ChronoLegion
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* PuppetKing: Governor-Emperor Gerald [=McDonald=] was one to the Honourable New Britain Isles Company until the intervention of the ''Walker'' and her crew. Entirely averted by [[spoiler:his daughter Governor-Empress Rebecca Ann [=McDonald=], despite her young age]]. Kurokawa speculates that [[spoiler:the new Celestial Mother is likely to be one, with General Esshk and the Chooser running the Grik Empire in her stead, in stark contrast with the previous Celestial Mother]].
5th Aug '16 10:24:50 AM ChronoLegion
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* FourStarBadass: General Alden, Rolak, General Eshhk.

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* FourStarBadass: General Alden, Rolak, General Eshhk.Esshk.



* LowCultureHighTech: The Grik rarely innovate, preferring to capture and reverse-engineer technology from other factions. [[spoiler:This changes with the influence of the Japanese and, after the Grik-Japanese alliance is broken, General Eshhk ensures that the Grik continue to innovate, having realized the importance of innovation in war]].

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* LowCultureHighTech: The Grik rarely innovate, preferring to capture and reverse-engineer technology from other factions. [[spoiler:This changes with the influence of the Japanese and, after the Grik-Japanese alliance is broken, General Eshhk Esshk ensures that the Grik continue to innovate, having realized the importance of innovation in war]].



** Unfortunately, the same is true for the crew of the ''Amagi'', who manage to help the Grik increase their technical knowledge and tactics. Furthermore, "General of the Sky" Muriname pretty much single-handedly [[spoiler:builds Kurokawa a powerful air force that rivals that of the Alliance]], despite the fact that [[spoiler:the ''Amagi'' was a battlecruiser, not a carrier]].

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** Unfortunately, the same is true for the crew of the ''Amagi'', who manage to help the Grik increase their technical knowledge and tactics. Furthermore, "General of the Sky" Muriname pretty much single-handedly [[spoiler:builds Kurokawa a powerful air force that rivals that of the Alliance]], despite the fact that [[spoiler:the ''Amagi'' was a battlecruiser, not a carrier]]. It's hinted that, even without Kurokawa and his officers, General Esshk has realized the importance of innovation over brute force and will continue to develop the Grik technology and tactics.
5th Aug '16 10:22:25 AM ChronoLegion
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** Unfortunately, the same is true for the crew of the ''Amagi'', who manage to help the Grik increase their technical knowledge and tactics. Furthermore, "General of the Sky" Muriname pretty much single-handedly [[spoiler:builds Kurokawa a powerful air force that rivals that of the Alliance]], despite the fact that [[spoiler:the ''Amagi'' was a battlecruiser, not a carrier]].
5th Aug '16 10:20:22 AM ChronoLegion
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** In ''Deadly Shores'', the Lemurians finish building [[spoiler: two ''Walker''-type destroyers using steel salvaged from the ''Amagi'']], and there are ideas being put forward for building [[spoiler: ''Farragut''-class destroyers]] and cruisers next.

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** In ''Deadly Shores'', the Lemurians finish building [[spoiler: two ''Walker''-type destroyers using steel salvaged from the ''Amagi'']], and there are ideas being put forward for building [[spoiler: ''Farragut''-class destroyers]] destroyers and cruisers cruisers]] next.
5th Aug '16 10:20:08 AM ChronoLegion
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** In ''Deadly Shores'', the Lemurians finish building [[spoiler: two ''Walker''-type destroyers using steel salvaged from the ''Amagi'']], and there are ideas being put forward for building [[spoiler: ''Farragut''-class destroyers]] next.

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** In ''Deadly Shores'', the Lemurians finish building [[spoiler: two ''Walker''-type destroyers using steel salvaged from the ''Amagi'']], and there are ideas being put forward for building [[spoiler: ''Farragut''-class destroyers]] and cruisers next.
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