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14th Jan '16 1:26:02 PM Not_Kirie_Goshima
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* TerseTalker: Naphi always either speaks using the absolute minimum amount of words--[[PurpleProse or the absolute maximum, when she's making speeches]]. Both, understandably, irritate Sham.
3rd Jan '16 7:13:56 PM Not_Kirie_Goshima
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* LastNameBasis: Naphi's first name is mentioned around twice in the narration, and never spoken by a character. It's Abacat.

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* SanitySlippage: Naphi--subverted, as it eventually becomes apparent that she'd been unstable the whole time, but was just having an increasingly hard time hiding it.
24th Dec '15 3:55:52 PM Not_Kirie_Goshima
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* [[spoiler: VelvetRevolution]]: The mutiny against [[spoiler: Captain Naphi]] near the end. Absolutely no violence was involved. In fact, in the end, what allowed the mutiny to succeed was [[spoiler: because the captain was too ''kind'' and couldn't bring herself to beat her crew back into line, even though she easily could have]].
24th Dec '15 1:24:07 PM Not_Kirie_Goshima
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* BrokenAce: Naphi is supposedly one of the best moletrain captains out there, a rumor she can back up pretty damn well through badassery, but the more screentime she gets, the clearer it becomes that for all her skill & prowess, she's dangerously emotionally unstable.

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* FreakOut: [[spoiler: Naphi]] has a rather disturbing Freak Out scene after the [[spoiler: mutiny against her]] near the end.

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* NotSoStoic: Captain Naphi spends a lot of her screentime seeming [[TheStoic deadpan and collected, if not]] [[IceQueen slightly inconsiderate]], but after [[spoiler: the mutiny against her]], she starts screaming and nearly crying, and even temporarily loses her ability to speak out of pure shock. ** MaskOfSanity: Her sudden emotional instability actually isn't sudden at all, as over the course of the book it becomes more and more apparent that she's not exactly sane. ** AmbiguousDisorder: It's clear Naphi is far from sane, but exactly how is hard to describe coherently.
22nd Dec '15 2:32:25 PM Not_Kirie_Goshima
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* ActionSurvivor: Sham. * AdmiringTheAbomination: Naphi practically fangirls over Mocker-Jack. Her whole crew calls her out on it.

*BerserkButton: Captain Naphi's philosophy is NOT yellow!

* CoolBigSis: Sirocco, the friendly salvager who frequently stops by to lend our heroes a hand.
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* CollectorOfTheStrange: Salvors are this practically by definition. * CoolBigSis: Sirocco, the friendly salvager salvor who frequently stops by to lend our heroes a hand.

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* CoolBigSis: Sirocco, the friendly salvager who frequently stops by to lend our heroes TheDeterminator: Naphi, & not in a hand.good way. ** Well, she ''is'' based on Captain Ahab...

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* CoolBigSis: Sirocco, the friendly salvager MiseryBuildsCharacter: Played fairly straight with Sham's character development. Completely inverted with Naphi, however, who frequently stops by to lend our heroes [[spoiler: suffers a hand.[[HeroicBSOD complete mental breakdown]]]] & actually ''loses'' characterization.

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* CoolBigSis: Sirocco, OhCrap: Sham on multiple occasions, the friendly salvager who frequently Shroakes on about an equal amount of occasions, & Naphi when she realizes [[spoiler: she's being overthrown]]. * TheProudElite: Most of the ''Medes'' crew sees Captain Naphi as this. ** SugarAndIcePersonality * TheQuietOne: Captain Naphi. She starts out only speaking to people when necessary, though after [[spoiler: the ''Medes'' crew's mutiny]], she very nearly stops by talking altogether. * RevengeBeforeReason: What else to lend our heroes expect from a hand.plot semi-based on Moby Dick?

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* CoolBigSis: Sirocco, SeriousBusiness: To most moletrain captains, philosophy is the friendly salvager who frequently stops by actual meaning of life--but most people find their obsessions absolutely ridiculous and only pretend to lend our heroes a hand.take them seriously because they're in charge.

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* CoolBigSis: Sirocco, SkywardScream: In a rare literature example, Captain Naphi does this right before [[spoiler: going insane]] near the friendly salvager who frequently stops by to lend our heroes a hand.end. * TheStoic: Naphi, for most of the book.
22nd Dec '15 12:46:26 PM Not_Kirie_Goshima
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* HeroicBSOD: [[spoiler: Captain Naphi]] near the end. [[spoiler: She never recovers]].
23rd Apr '15 12:20:31 PM R.G.
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* DieselPunk: Since it seems most technologies of the current era run off fossil fuels & everything has a mixed air of the idealized 1930's and 1940's both good & bad, this certainly fits.
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* DieselPunk: Since it seems most technologies of the current era run off fossil fuels & everything has a mixed air of the idealized 1930's and & 1940's both good & bad, this certainly fits.
23rd Apr '15 12:19:54 PM R.G.
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* TheHunterBecomesTheHunted: Early on, Sham finds a salvaged tracker that he presents to Naphi, who later on uses it to tag Mocker-Jack. [[spoiler:It turns out that the device works both ways, & a very annoyed Mocker-Jack is now homing into the ''Medes'' with the purpose of wrecking it once and for all. [[EgomaniacHunter All according to plan for Naphi]].]]
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* TheHunterBecomesTheHunted: Early on, Sham finds a salvaged tracker that he presents to Naphi, who later on uses it to tag Mocker-Jack. [[spoiler:It turns out that the device works both ways, & a very annoyed Mocker-Jack is now homing into the ''Medes'' with the purpose of wrecking it once and & for all. [[EgomaniacHunter All according to plan for Naphi]].]]
2nd Mar '15 12:31:16 PM Observance
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** Furthering the Moby Dick parallels, Abacat Naphi = Captain Ahab.
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** Furthering the Moby Dick parallels, Abacat Naphi = [[SignificantAnagram Captain Ahab.Ahab]].
2nd Mar '15 12:29:53 PM Observance
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** Furthering the Moby Dick parallels, Abacat Naphi = Captain Ahab.
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