History Literature / Sten

6th Dec '16 2:28:20 AM Xtifr
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The '''Sten''' series is a science fiction saga written by Allan Cole and Chris Bunch. The eponymous protagonist is an orphan from a hellish industrial space station, who escapes prison and indentured servitude to join the Emperor's armed forces (well, he was sort of pressed into the service, but it beat the hell out of industrial slavery).

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The '''Sten''' ''Sten'' series is a science fiction saga written by Allan Cole and Chris Bunch. The eponymous protagonist is an orphan from a hellish industrial space station, who escapes prison and indentured servitude to join the Emperor's armed forces (well, he was sort of pressed into the service, but it beat the hell out of industrial slavery).
4th Nov '16 7:33:47 AM dlchen145
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Throughout the course of the series he adds to his rank, consequence and {{badass}}ery. He has as much [[ChickMagnet success with women]] as one would expect of a covert operative, only with more monogamy than your average Film/JamesBond.

Because almost every single character in the series is a member of a military, expect to see a lot of CombatTropes, MilitaryAndWarfareTropes, EspionageTropes, and BadAss tropes.

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Throughout the course of the series he adds to his rank, consequence and {{badass}}ery.badassery. He has as much [[ChickMagnet success with women]] as one would expect of a covert operative, only with more monogamy than your average Film/JamesBond.

Because almost every single character in the series is a member of a military, expect to see a lot of CombatTropes, MilitaryAndWarfareTropes, EspionageTropes, and BadAss badass tropes.



* BadAss: Sten is, indeed.
24th Aug '16 2:01:58 AM Morgenthaler
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* NepaliWithNastyKnives: the Gurkhas, real-life badasses who continue to be badass in space.
24th Aug '16 1:59:35 AM Morgenthaler
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* BattleCry: "Ayo Gurkhali!" (Which is the [[NepaliWithNastyKnives Gurkhas']] ''real'' battle cry.) In English, the full version of this BattleCry means [[BadassBoast "Blood for Kali, the Ghurkhas are coming!]]"

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* BattleCry: "Ayo Gurkhali!" (Which is the [[NepaliWithNastyKnives [[UsefulNotes/NepaliWithNastyKnives Gurkhas']] ''real'' battle cry.) In English, the full version of this BattleCry means [[BadassBoast "Blood for Kali, the Ghurkhas are coming!]]"
1st Aug '16 4:10:12 AM Morgenthaler
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** Famed diplomat Sr. Ecu sends the equally renowned psychologist Rykor a copy of an ancient Earth manuscript. Rykor says she finds the idea of [[{{Foundation}} "psychohistory" fascinating, but found the protagonist "Selden" rather repellent]].

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** Famed diplomat Sr. Ecu sends the equally renowned psychologist Rykor a copy of an ancient Earth manuscript. Rykor says she finds the idea of [[{{Foundation}} [[Literature/{{Foundation}} "psychohistory" fascinating, but found the protagonist "Selden" rather repellent]].
4th Apr '16 10:17:13 AM Golfball
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* InappropriatelyCloseComrades: It's thought by some that there might be some sort of libido suppressant added to everyone's food to make this a non-issue, although Sten's view is that simple tiredness would have the same effect.

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* InappropriatelyCloseComrades: It's During Guards basic training, it's thought by some that there might be some sort of libido suppressant added to everyone's food to make this a non-issue, although Sten's view is that simple tiredness would have the same effect.
4th Apr '16 10:00:55 AM Golfball
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** Imperium X, a rare mineral that's necessary to shield [=AM2=], and the 'crystal metal' Sten's knife is made from.
** Whatever material Sten's AbsurdlySharpBlade is made of, we never see it mass-produced.

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** Imperium X, a rare mineral that's necessary to shield [=AM2=], and the 'crystal metal' Sten's knife is made from.
[=AM2=].
** Whatever material Sten's AbsurdlySharpBlade is made of, we never see it mass-produced.mass-produced, it's grown from "living" metals. (See Court of a Thousand Suns.)
9th Feb '16 12:53:56 PM Vios
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* InappropriatelyCloseComrades: It's thought by some that there might be some sort of libido suppressant added to everyone's food to make this a non-issue, although Sten's view is that simple tiredness would have the same effect.
16th Nov '15 11:49:17 AM Conradus
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* InSpace: The entire campaign against the Tahn is essentially the [[WorldWarII/WarInAsiaAndThePacific Pacific Theater of World War II]] InSpace The parallels between Tahn fanaticism and Japanese wartime propaganda are clear. Guadacanal, Midway, Truk and the last sortie of the Yamato are all represented. The US Navy's wartime evolution into a highly effective fighting force is duplicated in the Imperial armed forces' same evolution. Even the Tahn's going to war and then their slow strangulation due to their [=AM2=] supply being cut off replicates the Japanese being starved of their oil supplies, which, before FDR's embargo because of the invasion of Indochina, they got mostly from the US.


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* RecycledInSpace: The entire campaign against the Tahn is essentially the [[WorldWarII/WarInAsiaAndThePacific Pacific Theater of World War II]] InSpace The parallels between Tahn fanaticism and Japanese wartime propaganda are clear. Guadacanal, Midway, Truk and the last sortie of the Yamato are all represented. The US Navy's wartime evolution into a highly effective fighting force is duplicated in the Imperial armed forces' same evolution. Even the Tahn's going to war and then their slow strangulation due to their [=AM2=] supply being cut off replicates the Japanese being starved of their oil supplies, which, before FDR's embargo because of the invasion of Indochina, they got mostly from the US.
16th Nov '15 9:15:16 AM Conradus
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* InSpace: The entire campaign against the Tahn is essentially the [[WorldWarII/WarInAsiaAndThePacific Pacific Theater of World War II]] InSpace The parallels between Tahn fanaticism and Japanese wartime propaganda are clear. Guadacanal, Midway, Truk and the last sortie of the Yamato are all represented. The US Navy's wartime evolution into a highly effective fighting force is duplicated in the Imperial armed forces' same evolution. Even the Tahn's slow strangulation due to their [=AM2=] supply being cut off replicates the Japanese being starved of their oil supplies, which before the war they got most from the US.

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* InSpace: The entire campaign against the Tahn is essentially the [[WorldWarII/WarInAsiaAndThePacific Pacific Theater of World War II]] InSpace The parallels between Tahn fanaticism and Japanese wartime propaganda are clear. Guadacanal, Midway, Truk and the last sortie of the Yamato are all represented. The US Navy's wartime evolution into a highly effective fighting force is duplicated in the Imperial armed forces' same evolution. Even the Tahn's going to war and then their slow strangulation due to their [=AM2=] supply being cut off replicates the Japanese being starved of their oil supplies, which which, before FDR's embargo because of the war invasion of Indochina, they got most mostly from the US.
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