History WebComic / Drive

4th Jun '16 1:45:48 PM zarpaulus
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* TheEmperor: The current Emperor killed his uncle for the position, and framed Nosh.
* TheEmpire, TheFederation: It's technically an Empire, but it shares parts of both of these tropes. For example, they formed an alliance with the Veetans, which is a trait of TheFederation. But anyone with blood ties to the royal family (La Familia) gets extra privileges, ''everywhere'', which seems to fit TheEmpire trope more.



* TheNapoleon: The current Emperor Cruz.



* TheMole: Orla O'Malley is actually part of La Familia like Fernando, but only the reader knows this: She's here to keep an eye on the crew.
** Taneel may be [[http://www.drivecomic.com/archive/120414.html on to her]]...
** It's recently been revealed that Orla is [[spoiler: not Familia. She's ''worse'': she belongs to the Jinyiwei, the Emperor's Secret Police. When this is revealed, Taneel is neither amused, nor unprepared.]]



* TheNapoleon: The current Emperor Cruz.



* TheEmperor: The current Emperor killed his uncle for the position, and framed Nosh.
* TheEmpire, TheFederation: It's technically an Empire, but it shares parts of both of these tropes. For example, they formed an alliance with the Veetans, which is a trait of TheFederation. But anyone with blood ties to the royal family (La Familia) gets extra privileges, ''everywhere'', which seems to fit TheEmpire trope more.
* TheMole: Orla O'Malley is actually part of La Familia like Fernando, but only the reader knows this: She's here to keep an eye on the crew.
** Taneel may be [[http://www.drivecomic.com/archive/120414.html on to her]]...
** It's recently been revealed that Orla is [[spoiler: not Familia. She's ''worse'': she belongs to the Jinyiwei, the Emperor's Secret Police. When this is revealed, Taneel is neither amused, nor unprepared.]]
4th Jun '16 10:13:24 AM zarpaulus
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** The Astina have hundreds of pups and then require them to prove their worth to the Sett. As seen when Orla catches a pup stealing and for getting caught his father kills him with his bare hands.

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** The Astina have hundreds of pups and then require them to prove their worth to the Sett. their family. As seen when Orla catches a pup stealing and for getting caught his father kills him with his bare hands.hands.
--> ''Sett: "800 children... and maybe five of them with wits."''
4th Jun '16 9:14:56 AM zarpaulus
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** Slaughter's natives (can't recall name) have hundreds of pups and then require them to prove their worth to the Sett. As seen when Orla catches a pup stealing and for getting caught his father kills him with his bare hands.

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** Slaughter's natives (can't recall name) The Astina have hundreds of pups and then require them to prove their worth to the Sett. As seen when Orla catches a pup stealing and for getting caught his father kills him with his bare hands.
4th Jun '16 7:34:50 AM zarpaulus
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* CommonTongue: A trade language named Hybrid has been mentioned.

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* CommonTongue: A trade language named Hybrid Standard Imperial English-Spanish Hybrid, or "Hybrid" has been mentioned.


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* HeavyWorlder: Veetans come from a planet with 1.19 Gs, which makes them ridiculously strong and durable, as demonstrated when Nosh shrugs off steel I-beams falling on his head and beats the crap out of a dozen Tesskans. Unfortunately they also suffer from chronic hip and joint problems and live just a quarter-century at most.


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* WeAreAreMayflies: Continuum Makers can live for several centuries but most other species have lifespans comparative to humans. Inverted with Veetans who only live 25 years.
1st Jun '16 8:06:51 PM zarpaulus
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* AbusiveAlienParents: r-selecting species with lethal rights of passage seem common.
** The Continuum reproduce asexually and rapidly if they want to, and treat their progeny as cannon fodder with nothing but a number to identify them. One in thousands survives the heat of battle and becomes a Maker.
** Tesskans abandon their offspring to the wild, eventually allowing the survivors to rejoin the pack when they gang up on and kill the pack's oldest member.
** Slaughter's natives (can't recall name) have hundreds of pups and then require them to prove their worth to the Sett. As seen when Orla catches a pup stealing and for getting caught his father kills him with his bare hands.


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* TheClan: La Familia, descendants of the first Emperor and the only ones allowed to work on the Drive, there are thousands of them and they rule the Empire in law and in practice. While Slaughter is ruled by the mafiaesque Five Families.
31st May '16 6:43:14 PM zarpaulus
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* StateSec: The Jinyiwei.

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* StateSec: The Jinyiwei. They've also got more conventional SecretPolice.
30th May '16 7:42:19 PM AmbushBugbear
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* StateSec: The Jinyiwei.
11th Mar '16 9:56:45 PM aidreamer
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* InherentInTheSystem: La Familia has taken significant measures to ensure their family will always rule. La Familia's secret police ruthlessly crush insurrections. They carefully maintain a tight monopoly on the Drive, ensuring that all regions must obey them or risk getting cut off from the rest of humanity. They even took measures to ensure that reform could never happen from within. Familia members are taught from birth to believe that the current power arrangement is needed to prevent economic collapse. One popular Familia member who attempted it anyway was executed. Even a reform minded emperor, for all their power, would have to acquire the consensus of the rest of the family to attempt such a thing.
14th Jan '16 10:18:53 AM aidreamer
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* ScaryDogmaticAliens: The Continuum can be friendly under some circumstances, but if you offend their religion in the right way, such as by stealing their technology, they will attempt genocide unless and until you give it up.
11th Jan '16 12:00:37 AM aidreamer
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* BigScrewedUpFamily: La Familia won their way into royalty through their monopoly over the Drive. Naturally, this has lead to underhanded power struggles.
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