History Literature / TheLostFleet

23rd Feb '17 9:50:45 AM HumanTorch2
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* POVSequel: ''The Lost Stars'' is this to ''Beyond the Frontier'', covering the same time period from the perspective of a Syndic officer.

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* POVSequel: ''The Lost Stars'' is begins as this to last three installments of ''Beyond the Frontier'', covering the same time period from the perspective of a pair of [[{{ItMakesSenseInContext}} former]] Syndic officer.[=CEO=]s.
14th Feb '17 12:08:58 PM Parable
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* EscapePod: If a ship isn't immediately destroyed by enemy fire (either by core overload or complete obliteration), the crew is likely to be able to make it to escape pods fairly quickly. Interestingly, it's never brought up that it would be very difficult for another ship to get those pods, as they would still be traveling at about 10% of the speed of light when ejecting from the ship (this is the standard maneuvering speed of ships). Any ship trying to recover the pods would have to accelerate to a faster speed just to catch up, and at that point they would have trouble accurately detecting the pods due to relativistic distortions.
** It is noted that they usually send off destroyers, which are the fastest of any ship, to run down errant escape pods.

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* EscapePod: If a ship isn't immediately destroyed by enemy fire (either by core overload or complete obliteration), the crew is likely to be able to make it to escape pods fairly quickly. Interestingly, it's never brought up that it would be very difficult for another ship to get those pods, as they would still be traveling at about 10% of the speed of light when ejecting from the ship (this is the standard maneuvering speed of ships). Any ship trying to recover the pods would have to accelerate to a faster speed just to catch up, and at that point they would have trouble accurately detecting the pods due to relativistic distortions.
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distortions. Though this is noted that probably why they usually send off destroyers, which are can accelerate the fastest of any ship, to run down errant escape pods.
3rd Feb '17 9:57:27 AM HumanTorch2
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* UnfortunateNames: In ''Leviathan'', Geary meets an Alliance ground forces major named Problem. So, naturally, when she introduces herself as "Major Problem", Geary starts by asking what's the problem, before being corrected ([[NeverHeardThatOneBefore naturally, the Major has a pained look on her face]]). A marine comments that Problem should get herself busted down to Captain.

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* UnfortunateNames: In ''Leviathan'', Geary meets an Alliance ground forces major named Problem. So, naturally, when she introduces herself as "Major Problem", Geary starts by [[{{WhosOnFirst}} asking what's the problem, problem]], before being corrected ([[NeverHeardThatOneBefore naturally, the Major has a pained look on her face]]). A marine comments that Problem should get herself busted down to Captain.
23rd Jan '17 10:10:29 AM Parable
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* DirtyBusiness: Reading a private letter.
* DividedWeFall: All the time.
* DoctorsOrders: Inverted. Doctors ignore officers' orders.
* DontYouDarePityMe

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* %%* DirtyBusiness: Reading a private letter.
* %%* DividedWeFall: All the time.
* %%* DoctorsOrders: Inverted. Doctors ignore officers' orders.
* %%* DontYouDarePityMe
23rd Jan '17 9:03:16 AM Parable
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* ControlFreak: An initially justified tendency of Geary is to micromanage his ship and task force commanders. For good reason, he can't rely on them at first to properly execute his plans on their own. Later, once reliable and intelligent commanders are put in place he's still doing it and needs Rione to call him out when he nearly overwhelmed trying to direct a complex battle on his own instead of trusting his officers.
19th Jan '17 6:33:48 PM Bissek
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* WhatMeasureisANonCute: The spider wolves. The Alliance forces learn to respect them, but civilians are less appreciative.

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* WhatMeasureisANonCute: WhatMeasureIsANonCute: The spider wolves. The Alliance forces learn to respect them, but civilians are less appreciative. Part of the problem lies in the fact that the bear cows were very cute, and Geary was forced to blow them up in bulk loads.
19th Jan '17 4:43:35 PM Bissek
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*** It's also explicitly stated that there've been ceasfires during the war when both sides had reached their resource limit, allowing both sides to recover before returning to fighting.

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*** It's also explicitly stated that there've been ceasfires ceasefires during the war when both sides had reached their resource limit, allowing both sides to recover before returning to fighting.
19th Jan '17 4:41:44 PM Bissek
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* DrivenToSuicide: A common fate for people who have mental blocks placed on them. The blocks invariably cause psychological damage, which can't be repaired, because the blocks invariably contain a block that prevents the subject from telling anyone who could potentially help them that they have a block, so the damage just keeps getting worse until their mind breaks. One Alliance doctor bitterly speculates that this is how the Alliance kills people who have secrets they need buried while still officially keeping their hands clean (The Syndicate just shoots people, which is more obviously immoral, but doesn't put them through years of untreatable mental torment).
16th Jan '17 9:33:27 AM erttheking
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** Played straight in regards to Desjani's feelings towards [[spoiler: Rione. Even though she hated Rione, she can't bring herself to speak ill of her after she performed her HeroicSacrifice.]]
5th Jan '17 10:56:12 PM Parable
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* BrickJoke: When they first see the Dancers and are digesting their unpleasant appearance, Charban remarks "at least they don't have tentacles." Later, it is learned that they ''do'' have tentacles, as manipulators on the ends of their claw arms.

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* BrickJoke: BrickJoke:
** The fate of Captain Gundel, a lazy and obstructive officer Geary had 'transferred' to conduct a worthless study soon after Gear takes command. He isn't mentioned again until the fleet returns home, where the fleet leaves him behind in Alliance space (and he's still working on a study of the supplies the fleet will need to get back to Alliance space).
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When they first see the Dancers and are digesting their unpleasant appearance, Charban remarks "at least they don't have tentacles." Later, it is learned that they ''do'' have tentacles, as manipulators on the ends of their claw arms.



** Also inverted as the penalty for traitors in the Navy: you get buried in jumpspace, never to come back to the stars.
*** When Geary finds this out, he is reluctant to do this, as he doesn't want to consign anyone (even a traitor) to being cut off from his or her ancestors and the living stars. However, Desjani points out that this is merely symbolic to the living, as it's absurd to think that the ancestors and the living stars wouldn't be able to find someone in jumpspace.

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** Also inverted as the penalty for traitors in the Navy: you get buried in jumpspace, never to come back to the stars.
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stars. When Geary finds this out, he is reluctant to do this, as he doesn't want to consign anyone (even a traitor) to being cut off from his or her ancestors and the living stars. However, Desjani points out that this is merely symbolic to the living, as it's absurd to think that the ancestors and the living stars wouldn't be able to find someone in jumpspace.



* ThereAreNoCoincidences
* ThickerThanWater

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* %%* ThereAreNoCoincidences
* %%* ThickerThanWater



** This also complicates the nature of his command, since his captains have all adhered to the cult surrounding his legend, and have all have mostly exaggerated or distorted views on what they thought Geary was suppose to believe. It becomes hilarious when he catches one belligerent captain about to invoke his name...against him. Because he isn't the legend they've all been led to believe, Geary constantly battles doubts against him that extended hypersleep made him feeble.

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** This also complicates the nature of his command, since his captains have all adhered to the cult surrounding his legend, and have all have mostly exaggerated or distorted views on what they thought Geary was suppose to believe. It becomes hilarious when he catches one belligerent captain about to invoke his name... against him. Because he isn't the legend they've all been led to believe, Geary constantly battles doubts against him that extended hypersleep made him feeble.



* WarRefugees: A crisis in ''Steadfast''

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* %%* WarRefugees: A crisis in ''Steadfast''



*** Well, it ''did'' survive the attack, just not well enough. [[FridgeLogic Might be considered]] a {{Deconstruction}} on 'Invincibility'
*** It should be noted that it is in the fleet where 3-years-old ship is considered exceptionally old.



* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Averted with the fate of Captain Gundel, a lazy and obstructive officer Geary had 'transferred' to conduct a worthless study in the first book. He isn't mentioned again until the last book, where the fleet leaves him behind in Alliance space (and he's still working on a study of the supplies the fleet will need to get back to Alliance space).



* WorthyOpponent: The only time Geary finds himself respecting a Syndicate is when a single enterprising cruiser commander takes advantage of Geary's glory obsessed fleet to attack the auxiliary ships they carelessly left defenseless. It doesn't work thanks to Geary's own quicker thinking, but the fact that it nearly worked makes Geary kick himself for not realizing the plan sooner and offer admiration to the cruiser that nearly pulled it off.



* YouCantGoHomeAgain: Geary

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%% * YouCantGoHomeAgain: Geary
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