History Webcomic / Spacetrawler

8th Jan '18 8:39:52 AM MetaFour
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* EveryoneCallsHimBarkeep: Joyce hires a pilot who everyone just calls Pilot--because [[TheUnpronounceable Pilot's real name is impossible to pronounce]].



* FramingDevice: The entire story is being related by Nogg to Mr. Zorilla after the fact.

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The entire story first book is being related by Nogg to Mr. Zorilla after the fact.fact.
** Subverted in the second book, where the events of the inner story spill into the framing device. [[spoiler:It starts just like the first book, with Nogg narrating the story to Mr. Zorilla. Then they both get kidnapped by hostile aliens--led by a not-actually-dead Mauricio, who intends to kill them both.]]



* MadScientist: Eebs, when given vague instructions to build something, can have some odd ideas. I.e. when Dmitri told a group of them to construct a means of leaving the hotel without being seen adding legs to the hotel and floating it out on a river of lava have to be shot down before one of them suggests a tunneling machine, that makes beer.

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* MadScientist: Eebs, when given vague instructions to build something, can have some odd ideas. I.e. when Dmitri told tells a group of them to construct a means of leaving the hotel without being seen seen, first they suggest adding legs to the hotel and hotel, then they suggest floating it out on a river of lava have lava. Dmitri shoots both of those down, but agrees to be shot down before one of them suggests the third suggestion: a tunneling machine, machine that also makes beer.



* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: Growp's thoughts on Emily. [[WorthyOpponent It's his twisted way of saying that he loves her.]] Taken to its logical conclusion - [[spoiler: He takes a laser blast for her.]]
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: What clues Martina in to the fact that [[spoiler: Red-9 is an unclamped Eeb-- she exercises free will, up to and including dishonesty and defying orders.]]

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* TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou: Growp's thoughts on Emily. [[WorthyOpponent It's his twisted way of saying that he loves her.]] Taken to its logical conclusion - when [[spoiler: He takes he saves her by taking a laser blast for her.in her place.]]
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: What clues Martina in to the fact that [[spoiler: Red-9 is an unclamped Eeb-- she Eeb--she exercises free will, up to and including dishonesty and defying orders.]]
* PaperThinDisguise: The Slinten Pods (aka "bags-of-snakes") can shapeshift to look like any other species, but always wind up as a lumpy, misshapen copy. Their usual excuse is "I have a skin condition." [[spoiler:It's implied that they have low-key psychic powers to overwhelm everyone else's skepticism.
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* TheUnpronounceable: The pilot Khsqzrdhkfg. [[https://www.baldwinpage.com/spacetrawler/2017/11/20/112017-a-new-pilot/ Upon hearing the name]], Joyce gives a look that says "You've gotta be kidding me."




* UpliftedAnimal: Bikke the kangaroo

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\n* UpliftedAnimal: Bikke the kangarookangaroo.



* WackyParentSeriousChild: Devyat's ''much'' more sensible than her parents, [[spoiler: Dimitri and Red-9]]

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* WackyParentSeriousChild: Devyat's ''much'' more sensible than her parents, [[spoiler: Dimitri and Red-9]]Red-9]].
28th Nov '17 7:40:42 AM ZuTheSkunk
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* StagingTheEavesdrop: Pierrot and Krep become guests of King ([[spoiler:of the civilized, underground Mihrgoots]]), who's been hiding the existence of his faction from the outside universe. To maintain the masquerade, King has to [[LaserGuidedAmnesia wipe Pierrot's and Krep's memories of the visit]]. He [[https://www.baldwinpage.com/spacetrawler/2011/06/28/spacetrawler-150/ arranges everything]] so his mind-wiped guests can think they're escaping from a prison. This includes two cooks having a conversation nearby, to give away the exact information needed for the escape.
29th Oct '17 11:00:13 AM Yuihime
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** Pierrot's BerserkButton is animal cruelty, so when he overreacts he can end up this way. His EstablishingCharacterMoment is attacking his friends in their own car, causing an accident and possibly killing them, because they ran over a small animal on the road.
13th May '17 8:05:07 AM bificommander
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* CassandraTruth: Brekt, the "local nutcase". The conspiracy theories she spouts later turn out to have been pretty damn accurate.
27th Apr '17 6:57:12 PM zarpaulus
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* BrilliantButLazy: Yuri. Absolutely useless ninety-nine percent of the time, more interested in BoldlyComing than the actual mission, and drunk one hundred percent of the time... but when he sees something he wants or actually decides to contribute, especially if the situation involves business or politics, you can pretty much consider the problem solved. He casually becomes [[spoiler: the galactic equivalent of a billionaire]] with about half an hour of work, and then [[spoiler: gets elected apex speaker despite there being a sitting apex speaker]] in something like five minutes.

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* BrilliantButLazy: Yuri.Dmitri. Absolutely useless ninety-nine percent of the time, more interested in BoldlyComing than the actual mission, and drunk one hundred percent of the time... but when he sees something he wants or actually decides to contribute, especially if the situation involves business or politics, you can pretty much consider the problem solved. He casually becomes [[spoiler: the galactic equivalent of a billionaire]] with about half an hour of work, and then [[spoiler: gets elected apex speaker despite there being a sitting apex speaker]] in something like five minutes.
27th Apr '17 5:32:56 PM Alas_Poor_Donny
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* BrilliantButLazy: Yuri. Absolutely useless ninety-nine percent of the time, more interested in BoldlyComing than the actual mission, and drunk one hundred percent of the time... but when he sees something he wants or actually decides to contribute, especially if the situation involves business or politics, you can pretty much consider the problem solved. He casually becomes [[spoiler: the galactic equivalent of a billionaire]] with about half an hour of work, and then [[spoiler: gets elected apex speaker despite there being a sitting apex speaker]] in something like five minutes.
7th Apr '17 6:27:03 PM yarrunmace
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* WackyParentSeriousChild: Devyat's ''much'' more sensible than her parents, [[spoiler: Dimitri and Red-9]]
7th Apr '17 6:23:55 PM yarrunmace
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* BloodKnight: Bikkie will fight just about anyone for any reason.


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* TheFriendNobodyLikes: Besides Gurf, who's too dim to know better, no one in the cast particularly likes Nogg, including his crews.


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** In the second series, [[spoiler: Reemp kidnaps Martina's half-brother to test a dangerous symbiotic weapon that can't be removed. The weapon ends up killing him almost ''immediately'' after he finishes installing it]]


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* ImpossibleThief: Anesu manages to [[spoiler: break into an enemy starship, steal all the treasure and weapons, and return before anyone notices. Hwan, in turn, manages to steal the necklace off a pirate's neck without him noticing.]]


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* ToThePain: When Nogg doesn't immediately let Joyce inform her company and children about her departure, [[https://www.baldwinpage.com/spacetrawler/2016/11/23/112316-joyce-agrees/ she proceeds to demonstrate why she was chosen for her debating skills]]


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* UpliftedAnimal: Bikke the kangaroo
21st Feb '17 12:54:49 PM Schismatism
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* IKnowYouKnowIKnow: Choan and King [[https://www.baldwinpage.com/spacetrawler/2012/10/02/spacetrawler-264/ share a moment's laughter]] about the spy-counterspy equation.
28th Jan '17 10:43:12 AM zarpaulus
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* XDaysSince: Yuri gets a sign counting the days since she last killed someone.
-->''[[https://www.baldwinpage.com/spacetrawler/2017/01/23/012317-yuris-send-off/ The door-to-door evangelist doesn't count.]]''
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