History Webcomic / LighterThanHeir

15th Aug '16 6:52:14 PM JustKnown
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A webcomic by Melissa Albino, aka Nalem, ''[[http://www.lighterthanheir.com/ Lighter Than Heir]]'' is about Zeppelin von Schultheiss, a volant girl who's also the daughter of Hemmel Von Schultheiss. Due to being recognized as the daughter of a war hero, Zeppelin didn't take too kindly to anything she did being ignored so when she turned nineteen, she signed up for the military in hopes of becoming an even bigger war hero. With an ego as big as hers, she'll be in for a surprise.

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A webcomic by Melissa Albino, aka Nalem, ''[[http://www.lighterthanheir.com/ Lighter Than Heir]]'' is about the story of Zeppelin von Schultheiss, a volant (flying human) girl who's also tired of living in the shadow of her famous father. Growing up as the only daughter of Hemmel Von Schultheiss. Due to being recognized as the daughter of a deceased war hero, hero left Zeppelin didn't take too kindly to anything she did being ignored with high expectations and a massive chip on her shoulder, so when she turned nineteen, she signed up for the military in hopes of becoming as soon as she could, determined to become an even bigger war hero. hero than he was. With an ego as big as hers, she'll be in for a surprise.
surprise, because the army is not known for catering to the whims of 19 year old girls, even if they are the only daughter of the late, great Major Hemmel Von Schultheiss.



* AnArmAndALeg: The comic does not shy from showing the horrific effects of military weaponry
* BloodKnight: Zeppelin, shading into TheBerserker after she escapes Doctor Villalobos. Face her in combat and she will kill you, even if she has to sacrifice parts of her own body to do so.

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* AnArmAndALeg: The comic does not shy away from showing the horrific effects of military weaponry
weaponry, resulting in...
* ArtificialLimbs: The Steiners use their mecha technology to replace the limbs that have been blown (or sliced, or burned) off of their soldiers.
* BlackAndGreyMorality: Neither Steinbech nor Zamora have much claim to the moral high ground. Even the nominally heroic Steiners live in a military dictatorship.
* BloodKnight: Zeppelin, shading into TheBerserker after she escapes Doctor Villalobos. Face her in combat and she will kill you, even if she has to sacrifice parts of her own body to do so. Already HotBlooded with a hair-trigger BerserkButton and a well-founded hatred for the Zamorans, Zeppelin is teetering on the brink of becoming something much worse. Hertz recognizes the signs even if nobody else does.



* DisappearedDad: Zeppelin is still angry at her father for failing to return. Finding out what actually happened to him is even worse.



* WonTheWarLostThePeace: Steinebech. They won the previous war and imposed some terms, but Zamora has clearly broken whatever treaty they had, is trying to create more super soldiers and is waging a guerrila war against Steinbech. [[spoiler: As of comic 465 they have assassinated Steinbech's chancelor.]]

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* WonTheWarLostThePeace: Steinebech. Steinbech. They won the previous war and imposed some terms, but Zamora has clearly broken whatever treaty they had, is trying to create more super soldiers and is waging a guerrila guerrilla war against Steinbech. [[spoiler: As of comic 465 they have assassinated Steinbech's chancelor.]]
25th Apr '16 7:11:03 PM LordOfTheSword
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[[caption-width-right:350:From left to right: [[GeniusDitz Ada]] [[GadgeteerGenius Fleischer]], [[SatisfiedStreetRat Fritz]] [[BoisterousBruiser Roth]], [[SmallNameBigEgo Zeppelin]] [[FlyingBrick Von Schultheiss]], [[TheStoic Emmerich]] [[NervesOfSteel Hertz]], [[TheHeart Ria]] [[FriendlySniper Klein]], [[TheStoic Hertz]], and [[ButtMonkey Mathis]] [[ActionSurvivor Schultz]].]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:From left to right: [[GeniusDitz Ada]] [[GadgeteerGenius Fleischer]], [[SatisfiedStreetRat Fritz]] [[BoisterousBruiser Roth]], [[SmallNameBigEgo Zeppelin]] [[FlyingBrick Von Schultheiss]], [[TheStoic Emmerich]] [[NervesOfSteel Hertz]], [[TheHeart Ria]] [[FriendlySniper Klein]], [[TheStoic Hertz]], and [[ButtMonkey Mathis]] [[ActionSurvivor Schultz]].]]
25th Apr '16 7:10:36 PM LordOfTheSword
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[[caption-width-right:350: Our main cast from left to right; [[ButtMonkey Schultz]], [[GeniusDitz Fleischer]], [[SatisfiedStreetRat Roth]], [[TheHeart Klein]], [[TheStoic Hertz]], and [[SmallNameBigEgo Zeppelin Von Schultheiss]].]]

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left to right; [[ButtMonkey Schultz]], right: [[GeniusDitz Ada]] [[GadgeteerGenius Fleischer]], [[SatisfiedStreetRat Fritz]] [[BoisterousBruiser Roth]], [[SmallNameBigEgo Zeppelin]] [[FlyingBrick Von Schultheiss]], [[TheStoic Emmerich]] [[NervesOfSteel Hertz]], [[TheHeart Ria]] [[FriendlySniper Klein]], [[TheStoic Hertz]], and [[SmallNameBigEgo Zeppelin Von Schultheiss]].[[ButtMonkey Mathis]] [[ActionSurvivor Schultz]].]]
3rd Mar '16 11:15:03 PM dvorak
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* WalkOnWater: Anyone who's a volant is capable of this due to being buoyant enough not to sink.

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* WalkOnWater: Anyone who's a volant is capable of this due to being buoyant enough not to sink. If they are forced underwater, they dissolve.
17th Oct '15 6:23:32 AM JustKnown
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* AnArmAndALeg: The comic does not shy from showing the horrific effects of military weaponry
* BloodKnight: Zeppelin, shading into TheBerserker after she escapes Doctor Villalobos. Face her in combat and she will kill you, even if she has to sacrifice parts of her own body to do so.


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* TheUnfettered: Doctor Villalobos gleefully experiments on unwilling human subjects
28th Sep '15 8:26:40 AM thegoodsamaritan
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** [[spoiler: Her disastrous tour of Zamora and finding her father's butchered corpse]] have done a much better job of being this trope.
23rd Sep '15 10:07:14 AM Chubzhac
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Updates every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.



* PoliceState: When Steinebech enters a state of war, the civilian government steps down and the military takes full control of the country. When Steinebech went back to war against Zamora, the first thing General Eckstein did was have any Zamoran or people of Zamoran descent arrested on suspicion of espionage.

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* PoliceState: When Steinebech enters a state of war, the civilian government steps down and the military takes full control of the country. When Steinebech went back to war against Zamora, the first thing General Eckstein did was have any Zamoran or people anyone of Zamoran descent arrested on suspicion of espionage.
23rd Sep '15 9:54:37 AM Chubzhac
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* PoliceState: When Steinebech enters a state of war, the civilian government steps down and the military takes full control of the country. When Steinebech went back to war against Zamora, the first thing General Eckstein did was have any Zamoran or people of Zamoran descent arrested on suspicion of espionage.
26th Aug '15 7:28:59 PM Discar
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* CycleOfRevenge: Steiner originally attacked Zamora for unclear reasons. The Zamorans of today hate them for it, to the point of infiltrating their bases and sabotaging their weapons. This, understandably, annoys the Steiners, and around and around it goes. Roth is nearly killed by a scout who beats him bloody because her family was killed by Steiners when she was eight--never mind that he was twelve at the time, and thus clearly not in any way responsible.


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* {{Hypocrite}}:
** For a country that hates all machines, the Zamorans sure have a lot of guns.
** The scientist in charge of the Zamoran volant project claims that human enhancement is totally different than the technology the Zamorans hate. However, she seems to be a bit sarcastic and just seems to be paying lip service to the idea. She doesn't seem to be Zamoran at all, and even experimented on Steiners in the past.


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* PoorCommunicationKills: There's a ''long'' list.
** Vogel intentionally got the team lost instead of just telling them that he didn't want to show up home with some Steiner medical tech on his arm. This led to them wandering a bombed-out ruin that had become a secret research facility.
** The volants guarding said research facility refused to believe that the team was escorting a Zamoran home, and immediately attacked.
** When they finally got Vogel home, Hertz and Roth went to use the old Steiner radio tower without asking any questions. Vogel would have been able to tell them that it had been repurposed into a military outpost, and was off limits.
** When one of the scouts saw Hertz and Roth approaching, she nearly killed them, assuming they were spies, and refused to listen to anything to the contrary. She later lied to her superiors, claiming Roth fell off the tower instead of admitting she beat him up herself.
** When they're in prison, the prime minister doesn't believe them either--partly because of the scout lying to her, and partly because the Zamoran they claim to be escorting is nowhere to be found. But at least she started by asking why they were in the country.
--->'''Hertz:''' WHY ARE YOU ''THE FIRST PERSON TO ASK THAT!?''
** Hertz managed to get a message back to Steiner before they were arrested, so Austerlitz rolls in like he owns the place, having not even bothered to call ahead and let the Zamorans know he's coming to peacefully extract his men.
** And ''someone'' (possibly the Zamoran prime minister, possibly someone else entirely) is organizing Zamoran youths to infiltrate Steiner and cripple their infrastructure, which is a large part of what started the war.
29th Mar '15 1:09:08 PM Jurodan
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* EvilLuddite: Zamorans hate Steiner war machines and seem to dislike technology in general. [[spoiler: [[DoubleStandard Their government doesn't seem to mind using technology to breed or create super soldiers though]]...]]



* LensmanArmsRace: Looks it's heading this way with Zamoran volant super soldiers versus Steiner mechas.



* WhamLine: Page 378. [[spoiler: "...Dad?"]]

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* WhamLine: Page 378. [[spoiler: "...Dad?"]]Dad?"]]
* WonTheWarLostThePeace: Steinebech. They won the previous war and imposed some terms, but Zamora has clearly broken whatever treaty they had, is trying to create more super soldiers and is waging a guerrila war against Steinbech. [[spoiler: As of comic 465 they have assassinated Steinbech's chancelor.]]
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