History Webcomic / LighterThanHeir

30th Jun '17 1:07:37 PM Loyal2NES
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* ArtificialLimbs: Seemingly a speciality of Steinbech's technology, not counting their weapons tech. And they don't ''just'' do replacements. Vogel gets a "cast" over his broken arm which is basically a gauntlet, and he's shown being able to move it almost like normal while it's healing.



* {{Flight}}: A rare few humans, such as Zeppelin and her father before her, are "volants", capable of unaided flight. It's not very well known how they've come about, how common they are, or just what makes a volant, but it does seem to be naturally occurring, and they ''are'' a known quantity in the world; Hemmel was sought out to join the Steinbech military specifically so he could be groomed as a war hero and icon. [[spoiler:At some point before the events of the comic started, Zamora started experimenting on humans to try and "induce" volant traits in humans, and are eventually capable of mass-producing them for wartime.]] Of note, despite the rough technology level of the setting, Volants are the ''only'' current source of human flight, making them all the more valuable.



* IJustShotMarvinInTheFace: When Austerlitz tells his recruits that they're finally ready for some weapons training, he takes a crate of ''loaded'' guns and ''throws'' it at them. Several of them misfire in midair on the way, clipping one cadet in the ear and taking Roth's index finger clean off.
* InstantAwesomeJustAddMecha: Fleischer have made one with Hertz's help, because she wanted one.

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* IJustShotMarvinInTheFace: When Austerlitz tells his recruits that they're finally ready for some weapons training, he takes a crate of ''loaded'' guns and ''throws'' it at them. Several of them misfire in midair on the way, clipping one cadet in the ear hitting several students and taking Roth's index finger clean off.
* InstantAwesomeJustAddMecha: InstantAwesomeJustAddMecha:
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Fleischer have made one with Hertz's help, because she wanted one.



* ShurFineGuns: The rifles used by the Steinbech military are ''incredibly'' sensitive and tend to misfire with the slightest jolt, as noted in IJustShotMarvinInTheFace above. [[spoiler:There is also the matter of their rifles [[MadeOfExplodium blowing up in their faces when fired,]] but at least that one was a result of enemy sabotage.]]



* 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.
* WellDoneDaughterGirl: Zepplin suffers from this bad in regards to her father. What makes it brutal is that he died a war hero when she was a little girl.

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* TraumaticSuperpowerAwakening: Though already capable of flight well before the events of the comic started, Zeppelin learned a few new tricks [[spoiler:in desperation to escape her capture and torture in Zamora]], gaining the power to BlowYouAway.
* 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.
[[spoiler: Zeppelin uses this to [[NightmareFuel CRUSH an enemy volant's head with her bare hands by forcing him down.]]
* WellDoneDaughterGirl: Zepplin suffers from this bad in regards to her father. What makes it brutal is that he died a war hero when she was a little girl.



* WouldHurtAChild: Page 583 [[spoiler: shows a flashback of the first war. Specifically it shows a Boyarov Soldiers gunning down fleeing Zamoran Children in cold blood.]]

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* WouldHurtAChild: WouldHurtAChild:
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Page 583 [[spoiler: shows a flashback of the first war. Specifically it shows a Boyarov Soldiers gunning down fleeing Zamoran Children in cold blood.]]
** [[http://www.lighterthanheir.com/comic/409-the-good-guys A riot breaks out into a fire fight, and many, including children, get caught in the crossfire.
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28th Jun '17 1:16:23 PM Loyal2NES
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* IJustShotMarvinInTheFace: When Austerlitz tells his recruits that they're finally ready for some weapons training, he takes a crate of ''loaded'' guns and ''throws'' it at them. Several of them misfire in midair on the way, clipping one cadet in the ear and taking Roth's index finger clean off.


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** For that matter, a lot of trouble could have been avoided if the Steiner military had informed Zamora that they were escorting Vogel home (or just asked for a pickup at the border) instead of trying to sneak through with an armed convoy, but they were trying to avoid the political embarrassment of admitting that a Zamoran tourist had gotten injured on Steinbech's watch to begin with.
16th May '17 2:11:31 PM Timjames98
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* EveryoneIsRelated: [[spoiler: Sergeant Austerlitz (the sergeant who trained Zeppelin), Major Hohenhut (the person Zeppelin's squad answers to, and General Eckstein (the current head of the government) were all squadmates and possibly friends with Zeppelin's father Hemmel. Likewise Hurtz was experimented on as a child by the same person who tortured Hemmel to death.]]

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* EveryoneIsRelated: [[spoiler: Sergeant Austerlitz (the sergeant who trained Zeppelin), Major Hohenhut (the person Zeppelin's squad answers to, and General Eckstein (the current head of the government) were all squadmates and possibly friends with Zeppelin's father Hemmel. Likewise Hurtz was experimented on as a child by the same person scientist who tortured Hemmel to death.death. And who tried to vivisect Zeppelin.]]
30th Apr '17 9:58:23 PM Timjames98
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* AssholeVictim: The Zamoran farmer who the squad robs and who Zeppelin knocks out. While he was indeed defending his farm from robbers, when he cornered three of them he was going to murder them in cold blood instead of simply holding them until the police arrive.

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* AssholeVictim: The Zamoran farmer who the squad robs and who Zeppelin knocks out. While he was indeed defending his farm from robbers, [[http://www.lighterthanheir.com/comic/303-so-not-helping when he cornered three of them them]] he was going to murder them in cold blood instead of simply holding them until the police arrive.
30th Apr '17 9:57:35 PM Timjames98
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* EdibleBludgeon: At one point Zeppelin knocks a farmer out by [[http://www.lighterthanheir.com/comic/304-holy-cow dropping a pig on him]].



* LivingWeapon: At one point Zeppelin knocks a farmer out by [[http://www.lighterthanheir.com/comic/304-holy-cow dropping a pig on him]].
30th Apr '17 9:56:00 PM Timjames98
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* AssholeVictim: The Zamoran farmer who the squad robs and who Zeppelin knocks out. While he was indeed defending his farm from robbers, when he cornered three of them he was going to murder them in cold blood instead of simply holding them until the police arrive.


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* RapePillageAndBurn: The main cast at one point steals produce and livestock from a Zamoran farmer.
30th Apr '17 8:17:28 PM Timjames98
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* FireForgedFriends: The different members of the squad become less hostile towards each other as the circumstances they endure become progressively worse. [[spoiler: Especially when the war begins.]]
28th Apr '17 11:32:01 PM Timjames98
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* DisappearedDad: Zeppelin is still angry at her father for failing to return. Finding out what actually happened to him is even worse.

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* DisappearedDad: Zeppelin is still angry at her father for failing to return. [[spoiler: Finding out just what actually happened to him him, that he was tortured to death and vivisected by Zamoran Scientists, is even worse.worse]].
26th Apr '17 8:56:22 PM Timjames98
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* OhCrap: How the squad reacts [[spoiler: When the government announces the war against Zamora]].
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* LivingWeapon: At one point Zeppelin knocks a farmer out by [[http://www.lighterthanheir.com/comic/304-holy-cow dropping a pig on him]].
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