History Literature / TheStarOfTheGuardians

26th Dec '15 1:09:41 AM Stareyed
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* BabiesEverAfter: at the end of Book 4.

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* BabiesEverAfter: at Out of the end main pairings, at least one (Tusk/Nola) definitely has shades of Book 4.this.



* BastardBastard: Flaim Starfire in ''Ghost Legion''.
* BattleCouple: Sagan and Maigrey, Tusk and Nola
* BetaCouple: Tusk and Nola
* BettyAndVeronica: Astarte vs. Kamil.
** On the male side, Dixter vs. Sagan.

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* BastardBastard: [[spoiler: Flaim Starfire Starfire]] in ''Ghost Legion''.
* BattleCouple: Sagan and Maigrey, Tusk and Nola
Nola.
* BetaCouple: Tusk and Nola
Nola.
* BettyAndVeronica: Astarte vs. Kamil.
Kamil. Which is whom is...open for debate.
** On the male side, Dixter vs. Sagan. The roles are much clearer on this side - Dixter is Betty, Sagan Veronica.



* BigBad: Abdiel

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* BigBad: AbdielAbdiel.



* ByronicHero: Sagan.

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* ByronicHero: Sagan. Thoroughly explored throughout all four books.



* DarkAndTroubledPast: Sagan and Maigrey. And ''how''.
* DeadpanSnarker: Hilariously, XJ the computer.

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* DarkAndTroubledPast: Sagan and Maigrey. And ''how''.
''how''. As an example, they ''each'' tried to kill the other during the Revolution.
* DeadpanSnarker: Hilariously, XJ the computer. Sagan snarks less frequently, but is much better at the deadpan part of it.



* AFatherToHisMen: Dixter.

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* AFatherToHisMen: Dixter.Both Dixter and Sagan show a great deal of concern for their soldiers, each in his own way. Dixter cares more about saving each individual soldier, Sagan about the big picture and making mens' sacrifice worth it. Notably, both of them inspire immense loyalty from their men in return.



* FourStarBadass: General John Dixter.

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* FourStarBadass: General John Dixter.Dixter and Derek Sagan, Marshal of the Galactic Democratic Republic.
21st Dec '15 2:14:10 AM Stareyed
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* FateWorseThanDeath: Being struck by the Serpent's Tooth.



* FieryRedhead: Subverted with Dion who is quite calm and level-headed. Unless you [[BerserkButton laugh at his royal status]], of course...

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* FieryRedhead: Subverted with Dion who is quite calm and level-headed. Unless you [[BerserkButton laugh at his royal status]], him]] while he's got a gun pointed at you, of course...
21st Dec '15 2:09:31 AM Stareyed
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--> This is not quite true. [[spoiler: Abdiel]] explicitly acknowledges God's existence and His will; he merely ''doesn't care'' what God wants.
--->''[[spoiler: Abdiel]]: "The Creator moves against you, [[spoiler: Peter]]. I feel His anger. He lifts His rod to chastise you."''
21st Dec '15 2:02:20 AM Stareyed
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* TheAce: Sagan, although there are moments of BrokenAce here and there, especially after [[spoiler: Maigrey dies]].



* TheCorrupter: [[spoiler: Abdiel]], so very much. To quote one of his catches:
-->'''[[spoiler: Peter Robes]]:''' “First it was a lie. Just a little lie. Then a bribe to cover the lie. Another lie to cover the bribe, and another bribe to cover that lie.”"



* EvenEvilHasStandards: Abdiel.
-->''To his credit, Abdiel never took unwilling victims. He never needed to.''



* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler: Peter Robes]] and [[spoiler: Derek Sagan]], both in the backstory.



* TheHighQueen: Dion's wife fits this to a tee.



* LoveHurts

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* LoveHurtsLoveHurts: In every way possible.


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* {{Matriarchy}}: Ceres. Which ''type'' of Matriarchy it is veers a bit as the point of view shifts closer to the people involved, starting at [[spoiler: Patriarchy Flip/Straw Matriarchy]] and progressing to [[spoiler: Original Matriarchy]], with just a hint of [[spoiler: Enlightened Matriarchy]] by the end of the series.
21st Dec '15 1:43:35 AM Stareyed
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->''Two must walk together the paths of darkness to reach the light.''

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->''Two together must walk together the paths of darkness to reach the light.''
27th May '15 5:55:22 PM ShinyTsukkomi
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The series had a SpinOff, ''MagForce7'', chronicling the adventures of a band of mercenary misfits modeled consciously after TheMagnificentSeven.

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The series had a SpinOff, ''MagForce7'', chronicling the adventures of a band of mercenary misfits modeled consciously after TheMagnificentSeven.
''Film/TheMagnificentSeven''.
16th Mar '15 8:52:37 PM jormis29
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** When Maigrey doesn't feel like revealing her real name, she uses the alias "Major Penthesilea". In Greek mythology, Penthesilea was the queen of Amazons and fought for Trojans in the TheTrojanWar. She was killed by Achilles and was said to be the only woman he ever loved (he realized it was her he killed only after removing her helmet). A [[PropheticNames Prophetic Name]], too, because, given the amount of RuleOfSymbolism and [[YouCantFightFate Power of Fate]] in this book, you may guess [[KillTheOnesYouLove what]] [[DiedInYourArmsTonight happens]].

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** When Maigrey doesn't feel like revealing her real name, she uses the alias "Major Penthesilea". In Greek mythology, Penthesilea was the queen of Amazons and fought for Trojans in the TheTrojanWar.UsefulNotes/TheTrojanWar. She was killed by Achilles and was said to be the only woman he ever loved (he realized it was her he killed only after removing her helmet). A [[PropheticNames Prophetic Name]], too, because, given the amount of RuleOfSymbolism and [[YouCantFightFate Power of Fate]] in this book, you may guess [[KillTheOnesYouLove what]] [[DiedInYourArmsTonight happens]].
26th Nov '14 11:01:32 AM MrDeath
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* BoisterousBruiser: Bear Olefsky and all his sons. They're big, loud, friendly giants, and them leaving the room is described as having overturned several chairs and a cousin.
14th May '14 12:01:21 PM SeptimusHeap
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Because the series' covers feature {{Laser Blade}}s prominently, young readers would be forgiven for confusing this with ''StarWars''. They wouldn't be far wrong. The series starts about 20 years after a college professor and unlikely revolutionary, Peter Robes, led an uprising against the monarchy; the "[[RoyalBlood Blood Royal]]," a ruling caste which had been genetically engineered for wisdom, intense charisma and occasional [[SuperpowerfulGenetics superpowers]], were wiped out almost to a man. The lone survivors are a small band of loyalists; the king's nephew, newborn [[TheMessiah Dion Starfire]], whom they managed to escape with; and Warlord Derek Sagan, who helped organize the coup and fought his [[StarCrossedLovers Star-Crossed Lover]] Maigrey Morianna to do it. At the beginning of the book, the last of those loyalists, Maigrey's bookish brother [[TheObiWan Platus]], is killed, leaving the now-grown-up Dion to flee with the help of [[TheLancer Mendaharin "Tusk" Tusca]], halfblood HeroicBastard son of another of said loyalists. Hunted by now-President Robes and "Citizen-General" Sagan and the PeoplesRepublicOfTyranny the new government has become, aided by the [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure rumpled]], [[AFatherToHisMen fatherly]] General Dixter and enigmatic NotQuiteDead Maigrey, Dion must find a way to come into his birthright and reclaim the throne.

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Because the series' covers feature {{Laser Blade}}s prominently, young readers would be forgiven for confusing this with ''StarWars''. They wouldn't be far wrong. The series starts about 20 years after a college professor and unlikely revolutionary, Peter Robes, led an uprising against the monarchy; the "[[RoyalBlood Blood Royal]]," a ruling caste which had been genetically engineered for wisdom, intense charisma and occasional [[SuperpowerfulGenetics superpowers]], were wiped out almost to a man. The lone survivors are a small band of loyalists; the king's nephew, newborn [[TheMessiah Dion Starfire]], Starfire, whom they managed to escape with; and Warlord Derek Sagan, who helped organize the coup and fought his [[StarCrossedLovers Star-Crossed Lover]] Maigrey Morianna to do it. At the beginning of the book, the last of those loyalists, Maigrey's bookish brother [[TheObiWan Platus]], is killed, leaving the now-grown-up Dion to flee with the help of [[TheLancer Mendaharin "Tusk" Tusca]], halfblood HeroicBastard son of another of said loyalists. Hunted by now-President Robes and "Citizen-General" Sagan and the PeoplesRepublicOfTyranny the new government has become, aided by the [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure rumpled]], [[AFatherToHisMen fatherly]] General Dixter and enigmatic NotQuiteDead Maigrey, Dion must find a way to come into his birthright and reclaim the throne.
8th Jan '14 3:03:20 AM LongLiveHumour
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** Dion, one of the three protagonists, is named (in-verse) after an ancient Greek philosopher and politician, disciple of {{Plato}}. And Platus, Dion's tutor, is evidently the homage to Plato himself.

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** Dion, one of the three protagonists, is named (in-verse) after an ancient Greek philosopher and politician, disciple of {{Plato}}.Creator/{{Plato}}. And Platus, Dion's tutor, is evidently the homage to Plato himself.
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