History Literature / TheColSecTrilogy

7th Sep '16 2:47:49 PM FarseerLolotea
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* UnusualEuphemism: When Heleth says "yeck," it's ''occasionally'' the obvious expression of disgust equivalent to "ew." Far more often (and it ''is'', in fact ''[[SirSwearsALot often]]''), she's calling something she doesn't like "yecky" or someone who annoys her a "yeck-head," suggesting that it's a euphemism for "shit."

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* UnusualEuphemism: When Heleth says "yeck," it's ''occasionally'' the obvious expression of disgust equivalent to "ew." Far more often (and it ''is'', in fact ''[[SirSwearsALot often]]''), she's calling something that she doesn't like dislikes "yecky" or someone who annoys her a "yeck-head," suggesting creating the impression that it's a euphemism for "shit."
6th Sep '16 7:58:56 PM FarseerLolotea
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* UnusualEuphemism: Heleth uses "yeck" as both the obvious expression of disgust, and as an apparent euphemism for "shit" (calling people who annoy her "yecks" and "yeck-heads" and things that she dislikes "yecky"). ''[[SirSwearsALot Often]]''.

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* UnusualEuphemism: When Heleth uses "yeck" as both says "yeck," it's ''occasionally'' the obvious expression of disgust, and as an apparent euphemism for "shit" (calling people who annoy her "yecks" and "yeck-heads" and things that she dislikes "yecky"). disgust equivalent to "ew." Far more often (and it ''is'', in fact ''[[SirSwearsALot Often]]''.often]]''), she's calling something she doesn't like "yecky" or someone who annoys her a "yeck-head," suggesting that it's a euphemism for "shit."
21st Aug '16 10:38:24 PM FarseerLolotea
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* TheBerserker: When Cord's blood gets up he throws himself into battle with relish and a [[ScreamingWarrior highland war cry]], sometimes falling into a sort of battle trance where he just fights and fights until there's no enemies left to fight.

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* TheBerserker: When Cord's blood gets up he throws himself into battle with relish and a [[ScreamingWarrior highland Highland war cry]], sometimes falling into a sort of battle trance where he just fights and fights until there's no enemies left to fight.



* MyNaymeIs: Cord's surname is an obvious phoneticization of "[=McKay=]." Heleth's may or may not be a phoneticization of the Welsh "Heledd."

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* MyNaymeIs: Cord's surname is an obvious phoneticization of "[=McKay=]." Heleth's name may or may not be a phoneticization of the Welsh "Heledd."
21st Aug '16 10:33:12 PM FarseerLolotea
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* AerithAndBob: Names are either [[OnlyOneName singular]] and fantastical (Jeko, Heleth, Rontal), or consist of a slightly unusual or fairly ordinary given name paired with a fairly ordinary (if sometimes [[MyNaymeIs idiosyncratically spelled]]) surname ([[TheHero Cord MaKiy]], Samella Connel, Bren Lathan). Being as it's AfterTheEnd, [[FridgeLogic it's possible that this is the result of language drift]].

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* AerithAndBob: Names are either [[OnlyOneName singular]] and fantastical or at least unusual (Jeko, Heleth, Rontal), or consist of a slightly unusual or fairly ordinary given name paired with a fairly ordinary (if sometimes [[MyNaymeIs idiosyncratically spelled]]) surname ([[TheHero Cord MaKiy]], Samella Connel, Bren Lathan). Being as it's AfterTheEnd, [[FridgeLogic it's possible that this is the result of language drift]].



* {{BFG}}: Sun Guns, a powerful new prototype weapon that the Crushers sent to Klydor were armed with, that fires a ravening blast of pure energy. Not a ''huge'' weapon, but by far the most powerful one seen in the series. [[spoiler:In the final battle on the asteroid, [=ColSec=] have mass-produced enough to arm their ''entire'' battle force with them.]]

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* {{BFG}}: Sun Guns, Sun-guns, a powerful new prototype weapon that the Crushers sent to Klydor were armed with, that fires a ravening blast of pure energy. Not a ''huge'' weapon, but by far the most powerful one seen in the series. [[spoiler:In the final battle on the asteroid, [=ColSec=] have mass-produced enough to arm their ''entire'' battle force with them.]]



* BlindedByTheLight: Heleth gets a face full of high-beams in ''Rebellion'' and actually faints from pain. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] as her eyes are specifically adapted to see in the dark, and they were in near-pitch-blackness right before the lights flared in her face; to her it would have been like being shot in the eyes with a laserifle.

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* BlindedByTheLight: Heleth gets a face full of high-beams in ''Rebellion'' and actually faints from pain. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] as her eyes [[InnateNightVision are specifically adapted to see in the dark, dark]], and [[DayHurtsDarkAdjustedEyes they were in near-pitch-blackness right before the lights flared in her face; face]]; to her it would have been like being shot in the eyes with a laserifle.



* EvenEvilHasStandards: Lamprey was a former Crusher, but he was too psychotically violent and unstable even for that band of merciless butchers.

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* EvenEvilHasStandards: Every Crusher we meet is a sadistic brute...and Lamprey was a former Crusher, but he was still too psychotically violent and unstable even for ''for'' that band of merciless butchers.



* FieryRedhead: Cord has anger issues, especially if [[BerserkButton Samella is endangered]]. They're somewhat mitigated, however, by his introversion and [[ChaoticGood relentless decency]].

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* FieryRedhead: Cord has anger issues, especially issues—especially if [[BerserkButton Samella is endangered]]. They're endangered]]—although they're somewhat mitigated, however, mitigated by his introversion and [[ChaoticGood relentless decency]].decency]]. He also has [[WildHair messy]] dark auburn hair.



* MyNaymeIs: Cord's surname is an obvious phoneticization of "[=McKay=]."

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* MyNaymeIs: Cord's surname is an obvious phoneticization of "[=McKay=]." Heleth's may or may not be a phoneticization of the Welsh "Heledd."
4th Aug '16 7:16:47 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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* TheBerserker: When Cord's blood gets up he throws himself into battle with relish and a [[ScreamingWarrior highland war cry]], sometimes falling into a sort of battle trance where he just fights and fights until there's no enemies left to fight.



* {{BFG}}: Sun Guns, a powerful new prototype weapon that the Crushers sent to Klydor were armed with, that fires a ravening blast of pure energy. Not a ''huge'' weapon, but by far the most powerful one seen in the series. [[spoiler:In the final battle on the asteroid, [=ColSec=] have mass-produced enough to arm their ''entire'' battle force with them.]]



* BlindedByTheLight: Heleth gets a face full of high-beams in ''Rebellion'' and actually faints from pain.

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* BlindedByTheLight: Heleth gets a face full of high-beams in ''Rebellion'' and actually faints from pain. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] as her eyes are specifically adapted to see in the dark, and they were in near-pitch-blackness right before the lights flared in her face; to her it would have been like being shot in the eyes with a laserifle.



* {{Determinator}}: Cord, full-stop. [[spoiler:At the end of ''Caves'', the government killer Warreck [[NotQuiteDead turns out to be one as well]].]]

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* {{Determinator}}: Cord, full-stop. Apparently also the source of Lamprey's name. [[spoiler:At the end of ''Caves'', the government killer Warreck [[NotQuiteDead turns out to be one as well]].]]]]
* DressingAsTheEnemy: The team get the Streeters off Earth by loading them into captured prison vehicles, dressing themselves up in Ceedee uniforms, and driving them straight into the airport and onto a freighter.



* [[spoiler:EverybodyLaughsEnding:]] In [[spoiler:the next-to-last chapter of]] ''Rebellion'', everyone just loses it at some tension-breaking silliness [[spoiler:after the asteroid battle]].

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* [[spoiler:EverybodyLaughsEnding:]] EverybodyLaughsEnding: In [[spoiler:the next-to-last chapter of]] ''Rebellion'', everyone just loses it at some tension-breaking silliness [[spoiler:after the asteroid battle]].



* EvenEvilHasStandards: Lamprey was a former Crusher, but he was too psychotically violent and unstable even for that band of merciless butchers.



* ImpliedLoveInterest: Cord clearly has strong feelings for Samella by the end of the trilogy, and she possibly reciprocates, but they never make anything official.



* MeaningfulName: Lamprey boasts that he earned his NomDeGuerre for his tenacity. He could just have easily have earned it by virtue of being as ''mean'' as an eel, or by virtue of being an emotional parasite on the central cast.

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* MeaningfulName: Lamprey boasts that he earned his NomDeGuerre for his tenacity. "When I grab a fella he stays grabbed." He could just have easily have earned it by virtue of being as ''mean'' as an eel, or by virtue of being an emotional parasite on the central cast.


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* ScreamingWarrior: Cord likes his highland battle cries.
13th Jul '16 3:59:40 AM Morgenthaler
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* RedHeadedHero: Cord, although his hair is specifically described as dark auburn.
2nd Jun '16 8:00:25 AM hullflyer
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* NoBiochemicalBarriers: Not universal, but explicitly stated to be true of Klydor specifically: It's more-or-less safe to forage in the woods, but watch out for predators.

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* NoBiochemicalBarriers: Not universal, but explicitly stated to be true of Klydor specifically: It's more-or-less safe to forage in the woods, but watch out for predators. Justified as the characters were put there to try and start a colony, and there's no point in sending people to a planet where they can't eat anything.
22nd Nov '15 9:53:24 PM FarseerLolotea
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* YouWouldntShootMe: Invoked by [[spoiler:Lamprey}} as an attempt to psych out [[spoiler:Samella when she has him at gunpoint, on the grounds that she's too much of a wimp to kill him]]. Her reply is that [[spoiler:even if she wouldn't kill him outright, she wouldn't think twice before neutralizing him as a threat by {{kneecapping}} him]].

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* YouWouldntShootMe: Invoked by [[spoiler:Lamprey}} [[spoiler:Lamprey]] as an attempt to psych out [[spoiler:Samella when she has him at gunpoint, on the grounds that she's too much of a wimp to kill him]]. Her reply is that [[spoiler:even if she wouldn't kill him outright, she wouldn't think twice before neutralizing him as a threat by {{kneecapping}} him]].
20th Nov '15 12:03:44 PM FarseerLolotea
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* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: Heleth—a StealthExpert with SuperSenses who's lived underground most of her life—has black hair and a complexion that's compared in ''Exiles'' to "mushrooms grown in darkness." (She's [[EmbarrassinglyPainfulSunburn rather badly sunburnt]] by ''Caves''.) ''And'' she's got [[FacialMarkings facial tattoos]].

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* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: Heleth—a StealthExpert with SuperSenses who's lived underground most of her life—has black hair and a complexion that's compared in ''Exiles'' to "mushrooms grown in darkness." (She's (By the beginning of ''Caves'', she's [[RealityEnsues rather badly]] [[EmbarrassinglyPainfulSunburn rather badly sunburnt]] by ''Caves''.sunburnt]].) ''And'' she's got [[FacialMarkings facial tattoos]].
17th Aug '15 2:52:11 AM FarseerLolotea
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* YouWouldntShootMe: Invoked by [[spoiler:Lamprey}} as an attempt to psych out [[spoiler:Samella when she has him at gunpoint, on the grounds that she's too much of a wimp to kill him]]. Her reply is that [[spoiler:even if she wouldn't kill him outright, she wouldn't think twice before neutralizing him as a threat by {{kneecapping}} him]].
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