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7th Mar '13 12:49:24 PM Xtifr
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A MilitaryScienceFiction series by David Gunn. "Aux" is short for "Auxiliaries". Namely, Sven Tveskoeg's auxiliaries, an elite squad in an elite regiment of Emperor Octo V's army. Sven himself is a BadassAbnormal AntiHero / PunchClockHero with a bad temper. Octo's glorious empire battles the Enlightened, watched by the United Free who drastically enforce TheLawsAndCustomsOfWar when they feel like it. [[AC:Three books have been published so far:]] * ''Death's Head'' * ''Maximum Offense'' * ''Day of the Damned'' ---- !!This series provides examples of: * TheAgeless: Octo V has been thirteen years old for centuries. * AllCrimesAreEqual: Well, maybe not ''all'', but there are quite a lot of capital offenses in the Empire and the Enlightened. * AManIsNotAVirgin: Subverted. In the first book, Sven admits before the date with a [[HighClassCallGirl high ranking courtesan]] that he had previously a very poor sexual experience - hardly surprising for a soldier conscripted from youth and assigned to a desert outpost. * BadassAbnormal: Sven is only 98.2% human. * BlingOfWar: Played straight in various armies, subverted in the Empire's [[EliteMook Death's Head]]. * {{Cyborg}}: The Enlightened. * DropPod: used in the first book. * DontSneakUpOnMeLikeThat: Sven's "first second rule" basically says that you can, but if it gets you hit, it's your own fault. * EmpathicWeapon: The SIG. * TheEmperor: Octo V * TheGoldenRule: In the third book: "Do unto others as they would do unto you. But do it first and harder."[[hottip:*:Backtranslated from the French version]] * HealingFactor: Sven's 1.8 percent of "something else". * HonorBeforeReason: Well, not actually honor, but ''loyalty'' before reason: Sven fights ''very'' dirty, but once he has picked a side, he will just. never. leave. it. * PenalColony: In the first book. * PsychicPowers / {{Technopath}}: The Enlightened's biotechnology is centered about this. A few select citizens in the Empire have access to it, usually top servants of the Emperor, but it's a capital crime. * TakingYouWithMe: Sven convinces [[spoiler:A whole artificial world]] to do that to an Enlightened ship in the second book. * TokenEnemyMinority: Haze. * YouSaidYouWouldLetThemGo: A deep part of book 3's plot in a nutshell. [[spoiler:The United Free]] pressured [[spoiler:Emperor Octo V]] into betraying [[spoiler:General Jaxx]], with the promise that violence would be limited to a few targeted assassinations. What happened instead was a reenactment of Saint Barthélémy. * CommandRoster: ** TheCaptain: Sven ** NumberTwo: Neen ** TheSmartGuy: Haze ** TheMarine: Franc ** The Security Officer: Shil ** ColdSniper: Rachel ** TheMedic / NewMeat: Iona ** TheBigGuy: Ajac ** SixthRanger / WildCard: Emil ----
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A MilitaryScienceFiction series by David Gunn. "Aux" is short for "Auxiliaries". Namely, Sven Tveskoeg's auxiliaries, an elite squad in an elite regiment of Emperor Octo V's army. Sven himself is a BadassAbnormal AntiHero / PunchClockHero with a bad temper. Octo's glorious empire battles the Enlightened, watched by the United Free who drastically enforce TheLawsAndCustomsOfWar when they feel like it. [[AC:Three books have been published so far:]] * ''Death's Head'' * ''Maximum Offense'' * ''Day of the Damned'' ---- !!This series provides examples of: * TheAgeless: Octo V has been thirteen years old for centuries. * AllCrimesAreEqual: Well, maybe not ''all'', but there are quite a lot of capital offenses in the Empire and the Enlightened. * AManIsNotAVirgin: Subverted. In the first book, Sven admits before the date with a [[HighClassCallGirl high ranking courtesan]] that he had previously a very poor sexual experience - hardly surprising for a soldier conscripted from youth and assigned to a desert outpost. * BadassAbnormal: Sven is only 98.2% human. * BlingOfWar: Played straight in various armies, subverted in the Empire's [[EliteMook Death's Head]]. * {{Cyborg}}: The Enlightened. * DropPod: used in the first book. * DontSneakUpOnMeLikeThat: Sven's "first second rule" basically says that you can, but if it gets you hit, it's your own fault. * EmpathicWeapon: The SIG. * TheEmperor: Octo V * TheGoldenRule: In the third book: "Do unto others as they would do unto you. But do it first and harder."[[hottip:*:Backtranslated from the French version]] * HealingFactor: Sven's 1.8 percent of "something else". * HonorBeforeReason: Well, not actually honor, but ''loyalty'' before reason: Sven fights ''very'' dirty, but once he has picked a side, he will just. never. leave. it. * PenalColony: In the first book. * PsychicPowers / {{Technopath}}: The Enlightened's biotechnology is centered about this. A few select citizens in the Empire have access to it, usually top servants of the Emperor, but it's a capital crime. * TakingYouWithMe: Sven convinces [[spoiler:A whole artificial world]] to do that to an Enlightened ship in the second book. * TokenEnemyMinority: Haze. * YouSaidYouWouldLetThemGo: A deep part of book 3's plot in a nutshell. [[spoiler:The United Free]] pressured [[spoiler:Emperor Octo V]] into betraying [[spoiler:General Jaxx]], with the promise that violence would be limited to a few targeted assassinations. What happened instead was a reenactment of Saint Barthélémy. * CommandRoster: ** TheCaptain: Sven ** NumberTwo: Neen ** TheSmartGuy: Haze ** TheMarine: Franc ** The Security Officer: Shil ** ColdSniper: Rachel ** TheMedic / NewMeat: Iona ** TheBigGuy: Ajac ** SixthRanger / WildCard: Emil ----[[redirect:Literature/TheAux]]
21st Aug '12 12:43:53 AM Medinoc
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* AManIsNotAVirgin: Subverted. In the first book, Sven admits before the date with a [[HighClassCallGirl high ranking courtesan]] that he had previously a very poor sexual experience - rather strange for an adventurer and mercenary.
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* AManIsNotAVirgin: Subverted. In the first book, Sven admits before the date with a [[HighClassCallGirl high ranking courtesan]] that he had previously a very poor sexual experience - rather strange hardly surprising for an adventurer a soldier conscripted from youth and mercenary.assigned to a desert outpost.
19th Aug '12 3:04:06 PM Nautilus1
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* AManIsNotAVirgin: Subverted. In the first book, Sven admits before the date with a [[HighClassCallGirl high ranking courtesan]] that he had previously a very poor sexual experience - rather strange for an adventurer and mercenary.
15th Jun '12 12:50:37 PM movie007
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** SixthRanger / WildCard: Emil
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** SixthRanger / WildCard: EmilEmil ----
5th Apr '12 6:35:07 AM ccoa
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Immortality was split into subtropes
* TheAgeless: Octo V has been thirteen years old for centuries.

* {{Immortality}}: Octo V has been thirteen years old for centuries.
1st Jan '12 9:39:44 AM Medinoc
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* [=~Don't Sneak Up On Me Like That~=]: Sven's "first second rule" basically says that you can, but if it gets you hit, it's your own fault.
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* [=~Don't Sneak Up On Me Like That~=]: DontSneakUpOnMeLikeThat: Sven's "first second rule" basically says that you can, but if it gets you hit, it's your own fault.
1st Jan '12 9:38:45 AM Medinoc
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* Cyborg: The Enlightened.
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* Cyborg: {{Cyborg}}: The Enlightened.

* Immortality: Octo V has been thirteen years old for centuries. * PenalColony
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* Immortality: {{Immortality}}: Octo V has been thirteen years old for centuries. * PenalColonyPenalColony: In the first book.

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* Immortality: Octo V has been thirteen years old for centuries. * PenalColonyTakingYouWithMe: Sven convinces [[spoiler:A whole artificial world]] to do that to an Enlightened ship in the second book.
3rd Aug '11 6:21:50 AM Medinoc
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* DropPod: used in the first book.
17th May '11 12:28:41 PM Micah
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14th May '11 1:19:32 PM Medinoc
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If anyone knows the real line...
* TheGoldenRule: In the third book: "Do unto others as they would do unto you. But do it first and harder."
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* TheGoldenRule: In the third book: "Do unto others as they would do unto you. But do it first and harder.""[[hottip:*:Backtranslated from the French version]]
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