History Literature / PaladinOfShadows

19th Sep '17 1:19:57 AM Kalaong
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* InformedFlaw: Mike's joints are said to be bad, which forced his retirement from the SEALS, but other than brief mentions, particularly when first starting up in the morning or after significant periods of sleep, it doesn't seem to really slow him down all that much. Of course, the ''real'' reason he retired was political; when he was first transferred from training to a Team, he pointed out some RecklessGunUsage, but was ignored. The resulting "[[IJustShotMarvinInTheFace accidental weapon discharge]]" resulted in a wounded operator, but the team closed ranks around the guilty party. The brass was forced to choose between an untried newbie and an experienced team, and showed Mike the door.
12th Aug '17 2:20:34 AM SeptimusHeap
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** For the series as a whole, we have Katrina Devlich. The first Keldara Mike meets in ''Kildar'', she's obviously set up for more (with a desire to be "Kildaran," a position that isn't explained but is strongly implied to be essentially the Kildar's wife) during ''Kildar'' and ''Choosers of the Slain'', but her presence is markedly reduced in ''Unto the Breach'' (apparently in favor of [[spoiler:Gretchen]]), and then she '''completely vanishes''', not even mentioned in ''A Deeper Blue'' or ''Tiger by the Tail''. This is most likely because Ringo got cold feet over Mike being pursued by a '''''[[{{Lolicon}} fourteen-year-old girl]].'''''

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** For the series as a whole, we have Katrina Devlich. The first Keldara Mike meets in ''Kildar'', she's obviously set up for more (with a desire to be "Kildaran," a position that isn't explained but is strongly implied to be essentially the Kildar's wife) during ''Kildar'' and ''Choosers of the Slain'', but her presence is markedly reduced in ''Unto the Breach'' (apparently in favor of [[spoiler:Gretchen]]), and then she '''completely vanishes''', not even mentioned in ''A Deeper Blue'' or ''Tiger by the Tail''. This is most likely because Ringo got cold feet over Mike being pursued by a '''''[[{{Lolicon}} '''''[[{{Ephebophile}} fourteen-year-old girl]].'''''
28th Jul '17 9:45:20 PM Kalaong
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* InformedFlaw: Mike's joints are said to be bad, which forced his retirement from the SEALS, but other than brief mentions, particularly when first starting up in the morning or after significant periods of sleep, it doesn't seem to really slow him down all that much.

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* InformedFlaw: Mike's joints are said to be bad, which forced his retirement from the SEALS, but other than brief mentions, particularly when first starting up in the morning or after significant periods of sleep, it doesn't seem to really slow him down all that much. Of course, the ''real'' reason he retired was political; when he was first transferred from training to a Team, he pointed out some RecklessGunUsage, but was ignored. The resulting "[[IJustShotMarvinInTheFace accidental weapon discharge]]" resulted in a wounded operator, but the team closed ranks around the guilty party. The brass was forced to choose between an untried newbie and an experienced team, and showed Mike the door.
4th Jun '17 9:46:40 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* AndShowItToYou: [[BadassGrandma Mother Lenka]], in ''Unto the Breach'', rips the heart out of a captured Chechen fighter, and drinks his blood from it, the last thing its former owner sees before dying.

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* AndShowItToYou: [[BadassGrandma [[NeverMessWithGranny Mother Lenka]], in ''Unto the Breach'', rips the heart out of a captured Chechen fighter, and drinks his blood from it, the last thing its former owner sees before dying.
27th Feb '17 4:06:58 PM nombretomado
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A modern military fiction series written by Creator/JohnRingo, focusing on Mike "Ghost" Harmon/Jenkins, a [[RetiredBadass former Navy SEAL]], and all-around AntiHero. The first book is a self-admitted author wank piece with a significant focus on BDSM that was originally not intended for publication; it was written specifically to get it out of Ringo's head so he could move on to other work. However, between fan response to a snippet posted on Baen's Bar, and the head of Creator/BaenBooks (at the time, Jim Baen, who has since passed away) insisting that it be printed, it was published for release to the public. Works later in the series (starting with ''Kildar''), however, tend more towards, as described elsewhere in the comments to the linked LiveJournal entry, below, "man builds stuff and gets lots of pussy".

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A modern military fiction series written by Creator/JohnRingo, focusing on Mike "Ghost" Harmon/Jenkins, a [[RetiredBadass former Navy SEAL]], and all-around AntiHero. The first book is a self-admitted author wank piece with a significant focus on BDSM that was originally not intended for publication; it was written specifically to get it out of Ringo's head so he could move on to other work. However, between fan response to a snippet posted on Baen's Bar, and the head of Creator/BaenBooks (at the time, Jim Baen, who has since passed away) insisting that it be printed, it was published for release to the public. Works later in the series (starting with ''Kildar''), however, tend more towards, as described elsewhere in the comments to the linked LiveJournal Website/LiveJournal entry, below, "man builds stuff and gets lots of pussy".
6th Nov '16 4:57:52 PM dlchen145
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* DroitDuSeigneur: Mike is reluctant to follow through with a tradition that requires the Kildar to deflower a newly married Keldar woman, with the reasoning that you don't have sex with the brides of men who have guns at your back, but is eventually convinced to accept it by the village elders. The Keldara men are actually pretty cool with it, though[[note]] [[{{Badass}} Oleg]] is positively ''thrilled'' that "his" firstborn child carries the blood of the Kildar[[/note]]. A few books later, he figures out the real reason for it and refuses to do it again. [[spoiler: The Keldara don't really care about the dowry that the tradition is nominally about; they use it to introduce fresh warrior genes (they only brought it up once Mike had proven himself "worthy" and a "true Kildar") into their otherwise-isolated community...]]

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* DroitDuSeigneur: Mike is reluctant to follow through with a tradition that requires the Kildar to deflower a newly married Keldar woman, with the reasoning that you don't have sex with the brides of men who have guns at your back, but is eventually convinced to accept it by the village elders. The Keldara men are actually pretty cool with it, though[[note]] [[{{Badass}} Oleg]] Oleg is positively ''thrilled'' that "his" firstborn child carries the blood of the Kildar[[/note]]. A few books later, he figures out the real reason for it and refuses to do it again. [[spoiler: The Keldara don't really care about the dowry that the tradition is nominally about; they use it to introduce fresh warrior genes (they only brought it up once Mike had proven himself "worthy" and a "true Kildar") into their otherwise-isolated community...]]



* LickingTheBlade: In ''Unto the Breach'' [[spoiler: Oleg licks the hatchet that was just used to amputate one of his legs.]] Adams, a {{badass}} former SEAL, is disturbed.

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* LickingTheBlade: In ''Unto the Breach'' [[spoiler: Oleg licks the hatchet that was just used to amputate one of his legs.]] Adams, a {{badass}} badass former SEAL, is disturbed.



* RealMenWearPink: It's revealed in ''Choosers of the Slain'' that Mike is, in addition to being a {{Badass}} AntiHero, a good cook, and not of simple meals like one would expect of "bachelor chow".

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* RealMenWearPink: It's revealed in ''Choosers of the Slain'' that Mike is, in addition to being a {{Badass}} badass AntiHero, a good cook, and not of simple meals like one would expect of "bachelor chow".
4th Apr '16 3:04:13 AM Nohbody
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* InformedFlaw: Mike's joints are said to be bad, which forced his retirement from the SEALS, but other than brief mentions it doesn't seem to really slow him down all that much.
** Mike's joints mostly hurt in the morning, requiring some painful stretching to get them working for the day.
* InsecurityCamera: The security cameras at the [[spoiler:biological weapons]] facility from the prologue of ''Unto the Breech'' were positioned, thanks to what the naration calls "typical Russian inefficiency", so as to leave a dead spot in their coverage, which is exploited by intruders. Several cameras being shot out by the intruders gets only a casual look by the monitoring staff, with ultimately fatal results for the staff.

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* InformedFlaw: Mike's joints are said to be bad, which forced his retirement from the SEALS, but other than brief mentions mentions, particularly when first starting up in the morning or after significant periods of sleep, it doesn't seem to really slow him down all that much.
** Mike's joints mostly hurt in the morning, requiring some painful stretching to get them working for the day.
* InsecurityCamera: The security cameras at the [[spoiler:biological weapons]] facility from the prologue of ''Unto the Breech'' were positioned, thanks to what the naration narration calls "typical Russian inefficiency", so as to leave a dead spot in their coverage, which is exploited by intruders. Several cameras being shot out by the intruders gets only a casual look by the monitoring staff, with ultimately fatal results for the staff.
3rd Apr '16 1:17:46 PM YT45
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** Mike's joints mostly hurt in the morning, requiring some painful stretching to get them working for the day.
3rd Apr '16 1:12:33 PM YT45
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* DroitDuSeigneur: Mike is reluctant to follow through with a tradition that requires the Kildar to deflower a newly married Keldar woman, with the reasoning that you don't have sex with the brides of men who have guns at your back, but is eventually convinced to accept it by the village elders. The Keldara men are actually pretty cool with it, though[[note]] [[{{Badass}} Oleg]] is positively ''thrilled'' that "his" firstborn child carries the blood of the Kildar[[/note]]. A few books later, he figures out the real reason for it and refuses to do it again. [[spoiler: The Keldara don't really care about the dowry that the tradition is nominally about; they use it to introduce fresh warrior genes into their otherwise-isolated community...]]

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* DroitDuSeigneur: Mike is reluctant to follow through with a tradition that requires the Kildar to deflower a newly married Keldar woman, with the reasoning that you don't have sex with the brides of men who have guns at your back, but is eventually convinced to accept it by the village elders. The Keldara men are actually pretty cool with it, though[[note]] [[{{Badass}} Oleg]] is positively ''thrilled'' that "his" firstborn child carries the blood of the Kildar[[/note]]. A few books later, he figures out the real reason for it and refuses to do it again. [[spoiler: The Keldara don't really care about the dowry that the tradition is nominally about; they use it to introduce fresh warrior genes (they only brought it up once Mike had proven himself "worthy" and a "true Kildar") into their otherwise-isolated community...]]
3rd Apr '16 1:10:22 PM YT45
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* DroitDuSeigneur: Mike is reluctant to follow through with a tradition that requires the Kildar to deflower a newly married Keldar woman, with the reasoning that you don't have sex with the brides of men who have guns at your back, but is eventually convinced to accept it by the village elders. The Keldara men are actually pretty cool with it, though. A few books later, he figures out the real reason for it and refuses to do it again. [[spoiler: The Keldara don't really care about the dowry that the tradition is nominally about; they use it to introduce fresh warrior genes into their otherwise-isolated community...]]

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* DroitDuSeigneur: Mike is reluctant to follow through with a tradition that requires the Kildar to deflower a newly married Keldar woman, with the reasoning that you don't have sex with the brides of men who have guns at your back, but is eventually convinced to accept it by the village elders. The Keldara men are actually pretty cool with it, though.though[[note]] [[{{Badass}} Oleg]] is positively ''thrilled'' that "his" firstborn child carries the blood of the Kildar[[/note]]. A few books later, he figures out the real reason for it and refuses to do it again. [[spoiler: The Keldara don't really care about the dowry that the tradition is nominally about; they use it to introduce fresh warrior genes into their otherwise-isolated community...]]
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