History WebComic / SchlockMercenary

24th Sep '16 5:25:40 PM eroock
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* SapientShip: it's a rare exception when a capital ship is flown by a human pilot or even a mobile robot. Almost every armed starship we see is inhabited by its own AI, who "is" the ship and considers the whole structure its body.

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* SapientShip: it's It's a rare exception when a capital ship is flown by a human pilot or even a mobile robot. Almost every armed starship we see is inhabited by its own AI, who "is" the ship and considers the whole structure its body.



* SceneryCensor: gets to ridiculous levels in ''The Sharp End of the Stick'', when the Toughs wind up naked after being captured and stripped of their clothing and armor. {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in the note to [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2007-03-22 this]] strip, where Schlock's arms being spread wide for a yawn cover the lower areas of Elf and Kevyn.

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* SceneryCensor: gets Gets to ridiculous levels in ''The Sharp End of the Stick'', when the Toughs wind up naked after being captured and stripped of their clothing and armor. {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in the note to [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2007-03-22 this]] strip, where Schlock's arms being spread wide for a yawn cover the lower areas of Elf and Kevyn.
11th Sep '16 6:42:58 PM ManicOppressive
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** A massive-scale gambit by [[spoiler:possibly the Schuul]] in Book 15. After causing the JSC police force to reissue weapons they'd infected with nanites to mindjack the officers, the UNS and Toughs are forced to either allow them to destroy the entire city of Dom Atlantis and start a civil war or crash a Battleplate through the city to stop them, destroying all evidence and [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption starting a civil war.]] It would've worked disastrously well, [[spoiler:except that the Toughts had a [[WaveMotionGun hyperspace death ray]] they couldn't account for.]]
10th Sep '16 10:54:50 PM WillBGood
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* AssimilationPlot: The Fleetmind, but only for AIs and cyborgs.



* {{Instrumentality}}: The Fleetmind, but only for AIs and cyborgs.
4th Sep '16 6:24:50 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* TheAgeless: One small alien race explains they don't have true immortality, but immunity to effects of aging.

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* TheAgeless: One small alien race explains they don't have true immortality, but immunity to effects of aging. Individuals we meet are more than ten million years old.
3rd Sep '16 4:30:41 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* HumansAreWhite: Averted, in that dark skinned people show up as often as they would in the modern day. Intra-species ethnicity seems to have become a less significant matter compared to the wide variety of sophonts in the Schlockiverse. "Human" has been expanded a bit by genetic fiddling; a significant ethnicity is purple. The alien characters usually can't be bothered to identify the varioud Terran ''species'' (including intelligent apes, elephants, squid, and more) apart from each other half the time.

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* HumansAreWhite: Averted, in that dark skinned people show up as often as they would in the modern day. Intra-species ethnicity seems to have become a less significant matter compared to the wide variety of sophonts in the Schlockiverse. "Human" has been expanded a bit by genetic fiddling; a significant ethnicity is purple. The alien characters usually can't be bothered to identify the varioud various Terran ''species'' (including intelligent apes, elephants, squid, and more) apart from each other half the time.
21st Aug '16 7:34:35 PM whalewithwings
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Named after Schlock, an alien vaguely shaped like a pile of feces with eyes and a mouth who joins "Tagon's Toughs", a space-faring [[PrivateMilitaryContractors mercenary]] outfit. The cast includes the aforementioned Kaff Tagon, TheCaptain of the group, Commander Kevyn Andreyasn, inventor of the "teraport" system and all-around MadScientist, Ennesby, a former virtual boy band-turned-ship's AI, and many others.

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Named after Schlock, an alien vaguely shaped like a pile of feces poo with eyes and a mouth who joins "Tagon's Toughs", a space-faring [[PrivateMilitaryContractors mercenary]] outfit. The cast includes the aforementioned Kaff Tagon, TheCaptain of the group, Commander Kevyn Andreyasn, inventor of the "teraport" system and all-around MadScientist, Ennesby, a former virtual boy band-turned-ship's AI, and many others.
15th Aug '16 2:55:20 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* HumansAreWhite: Averted, in that dark skinned people show up as often as they would in the modern day. Intra-species ethnicity seems to have become a less significant matter compared to the wide variety of sophonts in the Schlockiverse.

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* HumansAreWhite: Averted, in that dark skinned people show up as often as they would in the modern day. Intra-species ethnicity seems to have become a less significant matter compared to the wide variety of sophonts in the Schlockiverse. "Human" has been expanded a bit by genetic fiddling; a significant ethnicity is purple. The alien characters usually can't be bothered to identify the varioud Terran ''species'' (including intelligent apes, elephants, squid, and more) apart from each other half the time.
26th Jul '16 11:52:40 AM Ripsaw
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* FictionalDocument: ''The Seventy Maxims of Maximally Effective Mercenaries''

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* FictionalDocument: ''The Seventy Maxims of Maximally Effective Mercenaries''Mercenaries''. Will be Defictionalized as part of the Kickstarter.
26th Jul '16 11:34:47 AM Ripsaw
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** Maxim 3 of the ''Seventy Maxims for Maximally Effective Mercenaries]]'' reads "An ordnance technician at a dead run outranks everybody." In [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2009-11-01 the strip giving us the maxim]] the ship's demolitions tech has set up perimeter mines designed to trigger in the presence of large heavily armed vehicle (the fail-safe was left as a project for the junior officer). Cue the large, armed ''robot'' who happens to be the team's assignment to protect...

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** Maxim 3 of the ''Seventy Maxims for Maximally Effective Mercenaries]]'' reads "An ordnance technician at a dead run outranks everybody." "[[note]]This is TruthInTelevision at explosives-producing facilities.[[/note]] In [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2009-11-01 the strip giving us the maxim]] the ship's demolitions tech has set up perimeter mines designed to trigger in the presence of large heavily armed vehicle (the fail-safe was left as a project for the junior officer). Cue the large, armed ''robot'' who happens to be the team's assignment to protect...
26th Jul '16 9:36:19 AM morenohijazo
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* ColorBlindConfusion: Once Lieutenant Pi attempted to disarm some rogue ordinance by pressing the ''green'' button on his remote, and not the ''red'' detonation button. Cut to his head in a jar saying [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2008-03-08 "Nobody told me I was red-green colorblind."]]
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