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12th Nov '17 1:06:17 AM StacheMan
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** She also carries a fair number of space borne attack drones, primarily intended and used to augment her close in defense against hostile ships attempting to slip onto her tail.



* WaveMotionGun: Nemesis' main cannon is a [[spoiler: shock point projector that takes the shackled shock point inside her main reactor and flings it at the enemy.]]

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* WaveMotionGun: Nemesis' main cannon cannon, known as the Displacement Engine, is a [[spoiler: shock point projector that takes creates a small, highly unstable breach in physicality right in the shackled heart of, or at least in close proximity to, a hostile warship. The resultant gravitic shear and radiation flare can tear apart anything too close and reshape what's left into AlienGeometries.]]
** The Displacement Engine can also be used to create an event that the Compact has dubbed a "Starbreak" by [[spoiler: firing it into a more standard
shock point inside her main reactor opened in the Lagrange point between a star and flings it at an inner planet which, via the enemy.]]disturbances caused, will altar the star's magnetic field enough to induce an apocalyptic coronal mass ejection.]]
** In addition to the above, ''Nemesis'' is armed with three slightly less wave motiony mass drivers that fire very large caliber, ''guided'' antimatter shells with incredibly high yields at very high relativistic velocities.
12th Nov '17 12:38:46 AM StacheMan
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* DeflectorShields: Almost universal within the setting. The basic technology completely disintegrates physical objects that strike it, but only partially diffuses energy weapons, allowing them to penetrate in weakened form. Unlike standard scifi shields, Angelverse shields actually use 'more' power the weaker they are, collapsing only when either there is no longer enough power to keep them up or, more commonly, when the shield becomes so saturated that the shield generator(s) cannot keep up with the stress and have to be shut down before they fail catastrophically. On top of that, each major power has a different implementation of, and terminology for, the technology:
** [[TheEmpire Compact]] "Screens" are a simple bubble that surrounds the entire spacecraft and all the surface area means that they can take a ''lot'' of damage before they finally go down, but once they go down, they stay down for far longer than any other design.
** [[TheFederation Askanj]] "[[BeehiveBarrier Barriers]]" by contrast are a large number of small shield plates that can be just as easily arranged around the ship to provide all around protection as they can be layered atop one another to provide more protection in a given direction and can be shifted around to plug gaps or face a new threat relatively quickly. Each individual barrier can be brought down quite quickly, but can be restored just as fast.
** The United Earth Confederacy, and by extension ''Nemesis'', used "shields" that consisted of a single large plate covering each major facing, overlapping at the edges, providing a [[JackOfAllStats balance]] between the above systems.
*** Red One has improved on the Confederate technology significantly in her two millennia of existence, equipping her ship self [[spoiler: and those of her children]] with so called "reset shields" that use a combination of secondary systems and technology beyond the other powers to restore a shield section to full strength in a matter of seconds instead of minutes.
*** She is also the only known entity capable of making personal scale deflector shields that are actually effective enough to justify carrying, which have so far appeared in two varieties, a single plate of shielding projected from the vambrace[[note]]the part that covers the forearm[[/note]] of PoweredArmor analogous to the wood and metal shields of old, seen built in to the armor she provides [[spoiler: the ''Bequeathed'' defectors]] and a full body hugging shield that [[spoiler: requires significant cybernetic augmentation to install and make use of]], so far only seen in use by [[spoiler: Adrianna Leblanc.]]


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* PoweredArmor: Standard issue for the shock troops of the major nations and powers.
18th Oct '17 7:17:22 PM MonkeysUnkle1
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** Also doubles as an OneLinerEcho, with one of the few transmissions the Compact sent humanity stating simply, "You will burn."

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** Also doubles as an a OneLinerEcho, with one of the few transmissions the Compact sent humanity stating simply, "You will burn."
18th Oct '17 7:16:29 PM MonkeysUnkle1
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** Also doubles as an IronicEcho, with one of the few transmissions the Compact sent humanity stating simply, "You will burn."

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** Also doubles as an IronicEcho, OneLinerEcho, with one of the few transmissions the Compact sent humanity stating simply, "You will burn."
18th Oct '17 7:12:07 PM MonkeysUnkle1
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** Also doubles as an IronicEcho, with one of the few transmissions the Compact sent humanity stating simply, "You will burn."
10th Jan '17 3:34:06 PM StacheMan
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*FirstEpisodeSpoiler: Much of The Last Angel's conclusion is spoiled within the opening few chapters of The Last Angel: Ascension.
19th Dec '16 1:35:57 PM StacheMan
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*EyeScream: In accordance with ancient tradition, exiled Tribunes have their daylight eyes blinded. As they have a second pair of, nocturnal, eyes this is merely a barbaric cruelty, rather than debilitating injury.
11th Apr '16 7:09:01 PM gmcomp
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* YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters: In many other settings, the half-crazed military seed AI fighting a guerrilla war against galactic society would be the bad guy. Here, she's arguably mankinds greatest achievement.

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* YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters: In many other settings, the half-crazed military seed AI fighting a guerrilla war against galactic society would be the bad guy. Here, she's arguably mankinds mankind's greatest achievement.
11th Apr '16 7:08:48 PM gmcomp
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The story opens with the the death of a Compact Chariot at the hands of the first Human Dreadnaught. The Compact is a collection of alien species that seeks to conquer Humanity and absorb them into their ever expanding empire. They outnumber and out-gun Humanity, and their flagships, the Chariots have never been defeated. Nemesis breaks that streak, being the first to slay a Compact Chariot in combat. Despite this Nemesis is nearly crippled and her crew decimated. Oh, and one Compact ship get away with Earth's coordinates.

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The story opens with the the death of a Compact Chariot at the hands of the first Human Dreadnaught. The Compact is a collection of alien species that seeks to conquer Humanity and absorb them into their ever expanding empire. They outnumber and out-gun Humanity, and their flagships, the Chariots have never been defeated. Nemesis breaks that streak, being the first to slay a Compact Chariot in combat. Despite this Nemesis is nearly crippled and her crew decimated. Oh, and one Compact ship get gets away with Earth's coordinates.



* ProudWarriorRace: The Tribunes make up the bulk of the Compact's military. The Verrish aren't quite as strong as a tribune, but they're faster, and they're one of the few species that has ever managed to wrangle concessions out of a Compact occupation force, no matter how minor. The Askanj Illth, who make up much of the Principality's military, over half tail and fast, very ''very'' fast.

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* ProudWarriorRace: The Tribunes make up the bulk of the Compact's military. The Verrish aren't quite as strong as a tribune, Tribune, but they're faster, and they're one of the few species that has ever managed to wrangle concessions out of a Compact occupation force, no matter how minor. The Askanj Illth, who make up much of the Principality's military, over half tail and fast, very ''very'' fast.



* YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters: In many other settings, the half-crazed military seed AI fighting a guerilla war against galactic society would be the bad guy. Here, she's arguably mankinds greatest achievement.

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* YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters: In many other settings, the half-crazed military seed AI fighting a guerilla guerrilla war against galactic society would be the bad guy. Here, she's arguably mankinds greatest achievement.
29th Mar '16 7:37:46 PM Rakked
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* ShoutOut: Two characters are named "Usul" and "de Vries," characters from Frank Herbert's Dune.



* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Adrianna Leblanc, literally blue. It's geneticly modified. It's where her moniker 'the blue fire' comes from.

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* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Adrianna Leblanc, literally blue. It's geneticly genetically modified. It's where her moniker 'the blue fire' comes from.
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