History Literature / InFuryBorn

25th Sep '17 5:47:49 PM Bissek
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* BadassArmy: The Imperial Cadre. ''One'' of them takes out two dozens of pirats with just a hunting rifle.

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* BadassArmy: The Imperial Cadre. ''One'' of them takes out two dozens of pirats dozen pirates with just a hunting rifle.rifle, a knife, and weapons salvaged from earlier kills.
26th Jul '17 3:26:23 PM NNinja
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* BadassArmy: The Imperial Cadre. ''One'' of them takes out two dozens of pirats with just a hunting rifle.
26th Jul '17 3:23:14 PM NNinja
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* CassandraGambit: Keita asks Alley to explain how she survived a week in the snow with fatal injuries. Alley knows he'll spot it immediately if she lies, so she tells him the pure truth--that her life was saved by a being out of Greek mythology--and simply lets him assume she's crazy.



* SarcasticConfession: Keita asks Alley to explain how she survived a week in the snow with fatal injuries. Alley knows he'll spot it immediately if she lies, so she tells him the pure truth--that her life was saved by a being out of Greek mythology--and simply lets him assume she's crazy.
4th Jun '17 6:22:20 PM Adeon
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** Colonel McIlhenny combines this with FeedTheMole, he sends out a memo to a very small list of people saying that he expects to identify the traitor within a few weeks and then takes a vacation with no security fully expecting TheMole to attempt to kill him and prove that there is a mole. He does survive but barely.
14th Dec '16 1:22:26 PM KeithM
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* BizarreSexualDimorphism: Rish females are two and a half to three meter tall mountains of muscle who are so massively built they look squat even with their height and in combat armour are individually a match for a human ''tank''. Rish males, not so much. Humans, even though they are small and weak by (female) Rish standards, consider them scrawny and puny.


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* DynamicEntry: The Marine rescue force at Shallingsport announces their presence with airstrikes that obliterate the FALA troops assembling for a final rush that would have overrun and killed the last Alicia's force.


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* HeroicSacrifice: Many, as to be expected, including one by a Rish matriarch who allows Alicia to kill her, which will allow the rest of her clan to survive when they return home.
* HeterosexualLifePartners / PlatonicLifePartners: The two members forming a Cadre wing are noted to usually spend almost all their time together on duty and off, even taking leave together. Alicia and Tannis spend so much time together the latter eventually is considered another daughter by Alley's parents.


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* LastStand: At the end of the Shallingsport mission, there are 5 Cadre members out of the initial company force of 275 left standing between several hundred enemy troops and several hundred civilians, with 4 others wounded when the Marines make their DynamicEntry.


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* SnarkToSnarkCombat: Alicia, Tisiphone, and Megarea frequently get into it with each other.


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* TakeAThirdOption: Faced with a Rish clan that has been forced into a situation where they either win or will commit suicide (with nukes) before losing, Alicia comes up with a plan that involves a surprise attack on their headquarters and hand-to-hand combat with their leader, beating her and forcing her Rish subordinates to peacefully surrender.


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* UriahGambit: The Rish matriarch who was behind the Shallingsport ambush is punished several years later for the failure of the operation when she and her entire clan are sent on what is essentially a suicide assault on a human planet.


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* YourLittleDismissiveDiminutive: Invoked by the Rish by analogy when they refer to the human Emperor using masculine pronouns. Rish will refer to humans regardless of sex using female terms if they are being polite or consider the human a WorthyOpponent. Using male terms to describe anyone is considered an insult by the Rish as Rish males are small, weak, and considered generally pathetic.
13th Dec '16 8:16:31 AM KeithM
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* JackOfAllStats: Alicia is noted, on joining the Cadre, of not necessarily being ''the'' best in any specific category they evaluate (physical fitness, marksmanship, intelligence, leadership, ''et cetera'') compared to other Cadre personnel, but she's good enough in all of them to stand out even among TheChosenMany.
** That said, among military personnel who aren't the Cadre, she's a MasterOfAll.
16th Nov '16 4:07:31 PM KeithM
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* TheChosenMany: Alley has spent most of her life being recognized for her intelligence and physical abilities, is singled out right from boot as an exceptional soldier and is recognized by her peers in the Marines as someone truly special and noted for heroism and leadership on the battlefield. When she gets recruited for the Imperial Cadre she's explicitly informed that all of that makes her, at best, ''average'' as a Cadre member and for the first time in her life she's ''not'' going to be the best.

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* TheChosenMany: Alley has spent most of her life being recognized for her intelligence and physical abilities, is singled out right from boot as an exceptional soldier and is recognized by her peers in the Marines as someone truly special and noted for heroism and leadership on the battlefield. When she gets recruited for the Imperial Cadre she's explicitly informed that all of that makes her, at best, ''average'' as a Cadre member and for the first time in her life she's ''not'' going to automatically be the best.best among her peers.


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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Brigadier Keita and General Arbatov fill the bill, but the Emperor also demonstrates it at the end when he asks for Alicia's forgiveness for his decision that had led to her resignation. However justified it had been politically, he'd betrayed her loyalty and given the opportunity, he swears (and demonstrates) that he won't make that mistake again.
16th Nov '16 3:57:21 PM KeithM
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* TheChosenMany: Alley has spent most of her life being recognized for her intelligence and physical abilities, is singled out right from boot as an exceptional soldier and is recognized by her peers in the Marines as someone truly special and noted for heroism and leadership on the battlefield. When she gets recruited for the Imperial Cadre she's explicitly informed that all of that makes her, at best, ''average'' as a Cadre member and for the first time in her life she's ''not'' going to be the best.
31st Oct '16 2:22:49 PM Morgenthaler
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* BadAss: It's reasonable to say that ''all'' the main characters fall under this category.
30th Jul '16 12:51:50 PM nombretomado
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A novel by DavidWeber. It's an expanded version of ''Path of the Fury'', which centers on elite drop commando Alicia [=DeVries=]' RoaringRampageOfRevenge across the galaxy as she hunts down the pirates who slaughtered her family. She has two key allies, though: a sentient starship named Megaira and an honest-to-gods Greek Fury named Tisiphone, who lives in her head. ''In Fury Born'' fleshes out Alicia's past: specifically, her military career from the academy to her induction into the Marine Corps to her getting recruited into the ranks of the Imperial Cadre: the most elite military branch humanity has to offer.

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A novel by DavidWeber.Creator/DavidWeber. It's an expanded version of ''Path of the Fury'', which centers on elite drop commando Alicia [=DeVries=]' RoaringRampageOfRevenge across the galaxy as she hunts down the pirates who slaughtered her family. She has two key allies, though: a sentient starship named Megaira and an honest-to-gods Greek Fury named Tisiphone, who lives in her head. ''In Fury Born'' fleshes out Alicia's past: specifically, her military career from the academy to her induction into the Marine Corps to her getting recruited into the ranks of the Imperial Cadre: the most elite military branch humanity has to offer.



* LadyOfWar: Uh yeah, that'd be Alley. See DavidWeber.

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* LadyOfWar: Uh yeah, that'd be Alley. See DavidWeber.Creator/DavidWeber.
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