History Literature / GauntsGhosts

24th Apr '16 6:31:18 PM USABobcat
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** The perfect example of this is in ''Honour Guard'', where Saint Sabbat is reincarnated, Kolea's brain damage is healed, and Chaos Warlord Enok Innokenti is slain... [[spoiler: but the last assassin is killed too late to prevent the death of beloved Colonel Corbec.]]

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** The perfect example of this is in ''Honour Guard'', ''Sabbat Martyr'', where Saint Sabbat is reincarnated, Kolea's brain damage is healed, and Chaos Warlord Enok Innokenti is slain... [[spoiler: but the last assassin is killed too late to prevent the death of beloved Colonel Corbec.]]
24th Apr '16 6:30:38 PM USABobcat
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** The perfect example of this is in ''Honour Guard'', where Saint Sabbat is reincarnated, Kolea's brain damage is healed, and Chaos Warlord Enok Innokenti is slain... [[spoiler: but the last assassin is killed too late to prevent the death of beloved Colonel Corbec.]]
19th Mar '16 3:07:04 AM outlander2012
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* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: At the end of the mission in ''Salvation's Reach'', Meryn and Gendler [[spoiler: leave Costin, the third member of their scam to defraud the Munitorum with fradulent viduity claims, behind to be killed by loxatl. This is because Costin has become [[TheLoad a liability]] to them with his perpetual drunkeness, the fact that his carelessness has gotten his part in the scam noticed by Gaunt and Rawne, and Meryn and Gendler both know Costin would sell them out in a heartbeat under interrogation to save his own skin]].
8th Mar '16 5:00:47 AM GentlemensDame883
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* HeKnowsTooMuch: The set up of ''Traitor General''.

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* HeKnowsTooMuch: HeKnowsTooMuch:
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The set up of ''Traitor General''.General''. Unusually for the trope, rather than being perpetrated by a villain, it's the nominally heroic side going after a traitor.
** In ''Salvation's Reach'', [[spoiler: Meryn abandons Costin to be killed by loxatl before Gaunt and others can interrogate Costin as they planned after the mission regarding the fraud scam they were both involved in]].



* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: [[spoiler: Meryn abandons Costin on Salvation's Reach to be killed by loxatl before Gaunt and others can interrogate Costin as they planned after the mission regarding the fraud scam they were both involved in]].
7th Mar '16 3:14:59 PM outlander2012
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* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: [[spoiler: Meryn abandons Costin on Salvation's Reach to be killed by loxatl before Gaunt and others can interrogate Costin as they planned after the mission regarding the fraud scam they were both involved in]].
7th Mar '16 3:08:35 PM outlander2012
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** Also inverted in the case of Merrt. After getting his lower jaw shot off, the former sniper loses his marksmanship skills and is demoted back to a simple trooper who can barely shoot an unmoving can.

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** Also inverted in the case of Merrt. After getting his lower jaw shot off, the former sniper loses his marksmanship skills and is demoted back to a simple trooper who can barely shoot an unmoving can. [[spoiler: In Salvation's Reach, Sar Af of the White Scars helps him overcome this and regain a measure of his former skill]].



* EnemyCivilWar: During the Savaltion's Reach mission this is the end goal.

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* EnemyCivilWar: During the Savaltion's Reach mission this is mission, the end goal.goal is [[spoiler: to pit the Blood Pact and the Sons of Sek against each other]].



* HumanSacrifice

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* HumanSacrificeHumanSacrifice: The forces of Chaos are big on this, either of Imperials or their own men.



* LeaveBehindAPistol

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* LeaveBehindAPistolLeaveBehindAPistol: Gaunt does this twice to [[spoiler: allow Noches Sturm the dignity of ending his own life with some semblance of honour. The first time in Necropolis, Sturm doesn't (and tries to murder Gaunt), the second time in Traitor General, Sturm ends his life for the disgrace of having knowingly collaborated with the Blood Pact]].



* MistakenForRacist:Gaunt.

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* MistakenForRacist:Gaunt.MistakenForRacist: Gaunt. [[spoiler: Daur calls him out in ''The Guns of Tanith'' for favouring the Tanith members of the First and Only over the Verghasts, evidenced by the fact he pulled out all the stops to get Caffran off a murder charge, but is happy to leave Cuu to face a firing squad for the same crime]].



** When the Blood Pact warriors launch a frontal attack on the Hinzerhaus fortress, their appearance is so terryfying that one of the Ghosts mutters that perhaps the Imperial Guard should learn from them how to raise fear among the enemy ranks.

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** When the Blood Pact warriors launch a frontal attack on the Hinzerhaus fortress, their appearance is so terryfying terrifying that one of the Ghosts mutters that perhaps the Imperial Guard should learn from them how to raise fear among the enemy ranks.



* ReassignmentBackfire: Trying to send the Ghosts on suicide mission usually just results in another glorious victory for them.

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* ReassignmentBackfire: Trying to send the Ghosts on suicide mission missions usually just results in another glorious victory for them.



*** Then horribly averted in ''Salvation's Reach'', where it's revealed that [[spoiler:Costin goes back to being a drunkard and participates in a pension fraud scam using stolen identities, ''including Dorden's dead wife''. He later dies an undignified death after being left to die by Meryn]].

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*** Then horribly averted in ''Salvation's Reach'', where it's revealed that [[spoiler:Costin goes back to being a drunkard and participates in a pension fraud scam using stolen identities, ''including Dorden's dead wife''. He later dies an undignified death torn apart by loxatl after being left to die by Meryn]].



* UriahGambit: In ''Salvation's Reach'' [[spoiler:Meryn leaves Costin to die against the loxatl.]]

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* UriahGambit: In ''Salvation's Reach'' [[spoiler:Meryn leaves Costin to die against the loxatl.loxatl to stop him spilling the truth about their fraud scam to Gaunt.]]
1st Mar '16 5:02:58 PM Calandir
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** Mabbon Etogaur is consistently polite and cordial to all who talk to him, as well as cooperating unconditionally with Imperial forces. He's also, by his own admission, a serial traitor and takes professional pride in having served and trained highly skilled Chaos armies against crusade forces.
27th Feb '16 11:56:30 AM morenohijazo
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!As part of ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'', the series involves a large number of the tropes on that page, as well as employing literary and narrative tropes of its own:

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!As !!As part of ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'', the series involves a large number of the tropes on that page, as well as employing literary and narrative tropes of its own:own:


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* UnexpectedPositive: Regimental chief medic Dorden gives himself a full-spectrum examination more or less to guilt their chief priest Zweil into taking the same tests. [[spoiler: Zweil is fine, but Dorden has an incurable cancer.]]
18th Feb '16 7:35:38 PM Calandir
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* AfraidOfNeedles: In ''The Guns Of Tanith'', Dorden comments that Ghosts are content with some bayonet wounds but would rather skip the needles.

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* AfraidOfNeedles: In ''The Guns Of Tanith'', Dorden comments that Ghosts are content with some bayonet wounds but would rather skip the needles. It becomes a rather important plot point in "Blood Pact".
15th Feb '16 5:23:35 PM Calandir
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* [[LukeYouAreMyFather Gaunt, You Are My Father]]: In ''Salvation's Reach'', Gaunt is shocked to learn that he has a son, who followed him all the way from Verghast.

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* [[LukeYouAreMyFather Gaunt, You Are My Father]]: In ''Salvation's Reach'', Gaunt is shocked to learn that he has a son, who followed him all the way from Verghast. To his credit, he sees the trope coming just before it's confirmed.
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