History Literature / Sten

19th Oct '17 10:00:50 PM Zadia
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** Littered with these, from ''reaganbaker'' as a political tactic to Air Marshall Billy Bishop's great-great-great...grandson as one of Sten's fellow students.

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** Littered with these, from ''reaganbaker'' as a political tactic to Air Marshall Billy Bishop's great-great-great... grandson as one of Sten's fellow students.students.
** The first half of ''Revenge Of The Damned'' is one big shout out to ''Film/TheGreatEscape''.



* StuffBlowingUp: Kilgour's specialty

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* StuffBlowingUp: Kilgour's specialtyspecialty.
1st Jun '17 2:02:35 AM PaulA
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** Mercury Corps call the "appear unlike who you really are and like no one in particular" camouflage tactic a [[Creator/RobertAHeinlein "Great Lorenzo"]].

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** Mercury Corps call the "appear unlike who you really are and like no one in particular" camouflage tactic a [[Creator/RobertAHeinlein [[Literature/DoubleStar "Great Lorenzo"]].
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.
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