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9th Dec '16 11:10:09 PM Xtifr
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A series of Young Adult books by the author Douglas Hill, the '''''Last Legionary''''' consisted of four main books as well as a prequel novel called, appropriately enough, ''Young Legionary''.

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A series of Young Adult books by the author Douglas Hill, the '''''Last Legionary''''' ''Last Legionary'' consisted of four main books as well as a prequel novel called, appropriately enough, ''Young Legionary''.



'''''Galactic Warlord''''' covers Keill returning to Moros and narrowly avoiding being killed along with everyone else, due to damage sustained in a brief spacefight. He vows to avenge his people and sets out to find out who committed the atrocity and whether there are any other survivors, which brings him into contact with the Overseers and Glr and also, a group of thugs masquerading as Legion survivors.

'''''Deathwing Over Veynaa''''' sees him set out on his first mission on behalf of Talis and the Overseers; to a civil war between asteroid miners and the Veynaan government. Agents of the Warlord, the Deathwing, are seeking to escalate the conflict and gain control over the valuable substance mined in the Veynaan asteroid belt.

'''''Day of the Starwind''''' has Randor investigate reports of mercenaries whose skills seem equal to the Legion's, taking him to the desolate world of Rilyn; where a rogue planetoid regularly brings massive storms known as the Starwind to its surface. There he finds the Deathwing at work once again; working to try and produce their own Legion; with clones of some of Moros' greatest warriors.

'''''Planet of the Warlord''''' was the final book in the quartet, and finally revealed the nature and homeworld of the sinister Warlord. Keill competes in the Battle Rites of Banthei in order to draw attention to himself and his enemies out of the shadows. It works all too well and Keill is captured. Can Glr rescue him from the clutches of the Deathwing before he reveals the location of the hidden Overseer base?

'''''Young Legionary''''' was a prequel to the other Legionary books, though written later. It looks at Keill's training on his homeworld of Moros, and expands on the relationship with Oni Wonda that's hinted at in ''Galactic Warlord''.

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'''''Galactic Warlord''''' ''Galactic Warlord'' covers Keill returning to Moros and narrowly avoiding being killed along with everyone else, due to damage sustained in a brief spacefight. He vows to avenge his people and sets out to find out who committed the atrocity and whether there are any other survivors, which brings him into contact with the Overseers and Glr and also, a group of thugs masquerading as Legion survivors.

'''''Deathwing ''Deathwing Over Veynaa''''' Veynaa'' sees him set out on his first mission on behalf of Talis and the Overseers; to a civil war between asteroid miners and the Veynaan government. Agents of the Warlord, the Deathwing, are seeking to escalate the conflict and gain control over the valuable substance mined in the Veynaan asteroid belt.

'''''Day ''Day of the Starwind''''' Starwind'' has Randor investigate reports of mercenaries whose skills seem equal to the Legion's, taking him to the desolate world of Rilyn; where a rogue planetoid regularly brings massive storms known as the Starwind to its surface. There he finds the Deathwing at work once again; working to try and produce their own Legion; with clones of some of Moros' greatest warriors.

'''''Planet ''Planet of the Warlord''''' Warlord'' was the final book in the quartet, and finally revealed the nature and homeworld of the sinister Warlord. Keill competes in the Battle Rites of Banthei in order to draw attention to himself and his enemies out of the shadows. It works all too well and Keill is captured. Can Glr rescue him from the clutches of the Deathwing before he reveals the location of the hidden Overseer base?

'''''Young Legionary''''' ''Young Legionary'' was a prequel to the other Legionary books, though written later. It looks at Keill's training on his homeworld of Moros, and expands on the relationship with Oni Wonda that's hinted at in ''Galactic Warlord''.
5th Nov '16 9:27:06 AM dlchen145
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* {{Prequel}} - ''Young Legionary''. Describes how Keill, and every other Legion member, became such a {{Badass}}.

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* {{Prequel}} - ''Young Legionary''. Describes how Keill, and every other Legion member, became such a {{Badass}}.badass.
5th Nov '16 9:26:48 AM dlchen145
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* {{Badass}} - The main character: last of a famously tough group of mercenaries, known throughout the galaxy as highly-skilled, thoroughly-trained badasses. Trained practically from birth to survive on a {{Deathworld}} and kill or incapacitate other people with his bare hands or [[ImprovisedWeapon whatever comes to them.]]
** BadassArmy - The Legions of Moros. Nuked by the BigBad ''because'' they are so scary.
** EmpoweredBadassNormal: Keill was already a {{Badass}} before he got his original bones replaced with almost unbreakable organic alloy replacements.

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* {{Badass}} - The main character: last of a famously tough group of mercenaries, known throughout the galaxy as highly-skilled, thoroughly-trained badasses. Trained practically from birth to survive on a {{Deathworld}} and kill or incapacitate other people with his bare hands or [[ImprovisedWeapon whatever comes to them.]]
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BadassArmy - The Legions of Moros. Nuked by the BigBad ''because'' they are so scary.
** EmpoweredBadassNormal: Keill was already a {{Badass}} before he got his original bones replaced with almost unbreakable organic alloy replacements.
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* EmpoweredBadassNormal: Keill was already a badass before he got his original bones replaced with almost unbreakable organic alloy replacements.
1st Jul '16 10:33:03 AM AmbarSonofDeshar
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* UnbreakableBones: Keill's bones were replaced with a near unbreakable organic alloy.
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* TheBrute: Lord Thr'un, a hulking giant who The One and the Warlord use when they need a genocide committed and surviving legionaries hunted down.


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* EvilSoundsDeep: Thr'un has an almost musical bass voice. The One's voice is even lower, but hollow and flat.
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* ArmourIsUseless: Averted. Both Lord Th'run's natural armour, and The One's exoskeleton prove to be incredibly difficult for Keill to get through.

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* AristocratsAreEvil: Lord Thr'un of Irruq-hoa, Deathwing agent and one of the worst people in the setting.
* ArmourIsUseless: Averted. Both Lord Th'run's Thr'un's natural armour, and The One's exoskeleton prove to be incredibly difficult for Keill to get through.through.
* AttackItsWeakpoint: Keill kills Thr'un by targeting his temples, as his head is one of the few parts of his body that his organic armour does not protect. When confronting The One, he always aims for the face as it is the only piece of Altern that his exoskeleton doesn't protect.



* BaldOfEvil: Both Thr'un and The One are naturally bald.
* BigBad: The Warlord, alias the Twenty-Four, alias Arachnis. Its schemes are responsible for every death we see in the series.
* BigBadDuumvirate: Of a HiveMind variety.



* BigBad: The Warlord, alias the Twenty-Four, alias Arachnis. Its schemes are responsible for every death we see in the series.



* CreepyTwins: Two of the Deathwing operatives a brainwashed Keill has to train are reptilian twins from the Warlord's homeworld of Golvic.



* DepravedDwarf: The One is not only crippled but dwarfed as well.

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* DepravedDwarf: The One is not only crippled but dwarfed as well.well, being only a fraction of the size of the average Golvician (most of whom are rather tall). One of the Deathwing agents that Keill trains while brainwashed is a dwarf from one of the altered worlds who favours a "heat wand" as a weapon.



* DoomedHometown - The BigBad turns the Legionaries home planet into a radioactive wasteland in order to stop them from deducing his existance and coming after him. [[LastOfHisKind One got away...]]

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* DoomedHometown - The BigBad turns the Legionaries Legionaries' home planet into a radioactive wasteland in order to stop them from deducing his existance and coming after him. [[LastOfHisKind One got away...]]



* EvilGenius: The Warlord seems to have a few working for them. [[spoiler: Quern]] is the one responsible for developing the bizarre new radiation weapon that was used to kill off the population of Moros and the whole industry of [[spoiler: Golvic]] appears to be devoted to engineering ingenious armour for Altern. [[spoiler: Golvician scientists also created Arachnis]].

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* EvilGenius: The Warlord seems to have a few working for them. [[spoiler: Quern]] [[spoiler:Quern]] is the one responsible for developing the bizarre new radiation weapon that was used to kill off the population of Moros and the whole industry of [[spoiler: Golvic]] [[spoiler:Golvic]] appears to be devoted to engineering ingenious armour for Altern. [[spoiler: Golvician [[spoiler:Golvician scientists also created Arachnis]].



* HumanSubspecies: Humanity has diversified since moving into space, and people from the altered worlds often bear little resemblance to baseline humanity.



* InstantArmour: Lord Thr'un can cover his torso with organic growths that resemble muddy colours slabs of leather.



* MadeOfIron: Keill's ability to take a beating is only partly explained by his indestructible skeleton; his flesh seems pretty resilient too. He's frequently beat to hell yet continues to function despite a myriad of wounds.



* MiniMecha: The One's exoskeleton is more than eight feet tall, while The One himself is only a few feet tall.
* {{Mutant}}: The people from the altered worlds, who have mutated to survive conditions that bear little resemblance to those of Earth. Most, if not all, of the Deathwing operatives are drawn from these worlds, due to their natural talents.



* StarterVillain - Lord Th'run of Irruq-hoa, who leads the Warlord's advance fleet.

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* StarterVillain - Lord Th'run of Irruq-hoa, who leads the Warlord's advance fleet.fleet and massacred Keill's homeworld.
22nd Jun '16 3:34:25 PM AmbarSonofDeshar
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* BigBad: The Warlord, alias the Twenty-Four, alias Arachnis. Its schemes are responsible for every death we see in the series.


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* ItsPersonalWithTheDragon: Toyed with. Initially Keill is gunning for the Warlord, and has little interest in any of the villain's henchmen. However, it doesn't take long for he and Altern to develop a pretty personal rivalry, and after the reveal about the nature of the Warlord, Keill shifts much of his hatred to TheDragon.
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* WalkingShirtlessScene: Lord Thr'un always goes stripped to the waist. Justified--clothes would only get in the way of his organic armour's deployment.
22nd Jun '16 2:14:29 PM AmbarSonofDeshar
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* DepravedDwarf: The One is not only crippled but dwarfed as well.



* LightningBruiser: Keill after gaining his unbreakable bones and Lord Thr'un who while huge and muscular, still moves very quickly.



* MightyGlacier: The One in his armour. May upgrade to LightningBruiser after the improvements in the final book.



* TheOnlyOne: The last survivor of a planet of [[BadassArmy highly-skilled and galaxy-reknowned mercenaries]] versus a shadowy Warlord and his powerful organisation. Fortunately, Keill Randor is a OneManArmy with [[MadeOfIron unbreakable bones]].

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* TheOnlyOne: The last survivor of a planet of [[BadassArmy highly-skilled and galaxy-reknowned mercenaries]] versus a shadowy Warlord and his powerful organisation. Fortunately, Keill Randor is a OneManArmy with [[MadeOfIron [[MadeOfTitanium unbreakable bones]].


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* UnskilledButStrong: The One has no real combat training, but is strong enough to tear a man apart with his bare hands. Downplayed in the case of Lord Thr'un who while an orthodox and unimaginative fighter, is still well-trained in addition to being enormously muscular.
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* {{Foil}}: Keill is an incredibly fit men with unbreakable metal bones. The One is an EvilCripple who keeps his fragile body inside a gigantic metal exoskeleton.

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* {{Foil}}: Keill and Altern are physical foils to one another. Where Keill is an incredibly fit men with unbreakable metal bones. bones, The One is an EvilCripple who keeps his fragile body inside a gigantic metal exoskeleton.



* MadeOfIndestructium: Keill's skeleton, after the Overseers have replaced his irradiated bones.

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* MadeOfIndestructium: Keill's skeleton, after the Overseers have replaced his irradiated bones. The One's armour as well.
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