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->''My dream is to be a Pacificator who helps people, just like my grandmother.''
-->-- '''Daryl Smithson'''

The world, due to an unknown disaster, has fallen into a [[{{Dystopia}} second Dark Age]], and only recently have some of the countries begun to climb out of it. [[LawEnforcementInc Pacificators]], people gifted with rare, "magical" ElementalPowers, are sent around the world to protect and mediate situations, and Daryl Smithson, an aspiring Pacificator of [[LightEmUp Light]], has enthusiastically taken an offer of joining Commander Bismun Volborth’s unusual platoon of T-Pacificators. Her platoon’s assignment is to investigate an ancient sea oil platform rumored to be the supposed legendary "Gateway to the Heavens" for any technological relics that may either benefit or harm their peacekeeping efforts to end the Second Dark Age. In addition to this, much of the modern technology as we know it has been lost in the future; there is only a basic form of electricity, and boats and trains are steam-powered, so any technological artifacts discovered would have a ''huge'' impact. However there are evil forces who wish the world to remain [[DystopiaJustifiesTheMeans in the Second Dark Age]], and it’s those enemies that the Pacificators have to fight against for the future of the world.

Daryl’s [[NewMeat very first assignment]], to her dismay, ran into problems. Two of Daryl’s fellow platoon members didn't show up, while the other two, Muneca Powell and Cinna Grossul, Pacificators of [[GravityMaster Gravity]] and [[PlayingWithFire Fire]] respectively, were being [[HeadbuttingHeroes completely uncooperative with each other]]. To make matters worse, the Pacificators’ enemies - such as the rogue Renegades with their own elemental powers and the enigmatic Japanese businesswoman Nozomi - have taken an ominous interest in the Gateway. Will Daryl be able to get one of the worst Pacificator platoons ever assembled to work together to complete their mission... or suffer the grave consequences of their failure?

[[http://www.sailorenergy.net/LibraryPacificatorsMain.html An original webcomic]] by Jeffery Anderson (the author and artist). He has written the webcomic to [[WordofGod pace more like a novel]], so it starts off more slowly by building up the premise and introducing us to the characters. The first page can be found [[http://www.sailorenergy.net/MangaPacificators/MangaPacisV01CH00P0TITLE.html here]], and an index can be found [[http://www.sailorenergy.net/MangaPacificators/PacificatorsOnlineMangas.html here]]. So far, there are 43 chapters split up into five volumes, and thirteen volumes are planned, though that may change. J.A. has recently posted the 43rd chapter. He is now focusing on the story chapter-by-chapter, rather than volume-by-volume.

A note to potential readers: J.A. is Deaf, and American Sign Language is his first language instead of English. Therefore, there are minor grammar errors in the story, as well as differences in pacing due to the way many Deaf people tell stories (for example, pausing to point out things in the background, or explaining things further). J.A. will occasionally put little comments between the panels to explain, but they can be ignored or serve as an insight into the storytelling styles of the Deaf. [[note]]Why is "Deaf" capitalized? That's how deaf people identify whether they are members of the Deaf community. If they are members, they capitalize the "d" in Deaf. If they're not involved, and doesn't want to be, they're 'merely' deaf.[[/note]]

J.A.'s other works include: [[http://www.sailorenergy.net/ThreeGuadiansMain.html Three Guardians]], in which the sisters and brother Energeia, Akosmia, and Pragma protect the very fibers of the universe; [[http://www.sailorenergy.net/MangaNamaka/LibraryNamakaHamouMain.html Namaka Hamou]], in which some humans have evolved into mermaids and the star is a deaf mermaid named Gold; the ''Anime/SailorMoon'' fan-manga which first put J.A. on the map, [[http://www.sailorenergy.net/LibrarySagaOrbofTime.html The Saga of the Orb of Time]], [[http://www.sailorenergy.net/LibrarySagaFourHorsemen.html The Four Horsemen of Apocalypse]], and [[http://www.sailorenergy.net/MangaChibimoon/MangaChibimoonKappa000Cover.html The Queen of the Kappa.]]

You can also find him on [[http://sailorenergy.deviantart.com DeviantArt]], which contains additional artwork concerning his characters.

Note from J.A. himself: he is fully focused on his geology job, and so sometimes he rushes through the artwork. But since the chapters are sort of a "storyboard," they're not fully finalized. One day, he'll draw a true final version to his full artistic ability.

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!!''Pacificators'' contains examples of the following tropes:


* AchillesHeel: Those with powers can’t infinitely use their powers; they use up energy, and if they overexert themselves, they can black out or even kill themselves.
* ActionFashionista: Muneca, who dresses in [[GorgeousPeriodDress Victorian era clothes]], and Larima, who, as per WordOfGod, has to look beautiful for diplomatic purposes.
* ActionGirl: The entire platoon.
** [[http://sailorenergy.deviantart.com/art/TvTropes-Action-Girls-452655949 Made fun of here by J.A.]]
* ActualPacifist: Larima. See DeathByOriginStory.
** This annoys Taffe to no end, because she constantly has to come to Larima's rescue.
--->'''Taffe:''' Tu peux prendre soin d'eux par toi-meme, tu sais. [[note]]You could have taken care of them, you know.[[/note]]
--->'''Larima:''' Mais tu sais a quelle point je deteste la violence! [[note]]But you know how I hate violence![[/note]]
* AdjectiveAnimalAlehouse: The Tough Fish Cafe in Lisboa, Portugal.
* AdjustingYourGlasses: Muneca has a pair of glasses for reading, which she usually handles by the corner.
* AdventurerArchaeologist: Breanne’s platoon’s specialty.
* AerithAndBob: The names come from a broad selection of countries and cultures, such as Qamra Umar (Turkey) and Captain Invaov (Russia). Characters’ names are chosen from their counties and cultures in order to be [[ShownTheirWork as accurate as possible]]. A few characters are named after minerals, as J.A. [[AuthorAppeal is a mineralogist]].
* AllInTheManual: Some of the knowledge about the characters come from their site profiles and the occasional WordOfGod.
* AllMenArePerverts: PlayedWith and PlayedForLaughs. Not all male characters which are presented are perverts. Usually, the perverted men are minor and background characters serving as a FunnyBackgroundEvent. The only major male character who is regularly a pervert is Enrique (and possibly Shiva).
* AllOfTheOtherReindeer: It’s implied that people don’t really like those with powers; Cinna has difficulty finding dates, for example. The slur “witches” is often flung around, usually aimed at Platoon 113. [[spoiler:Turns out there's a reason for that. [[HeWhoFightsMonsters Castella]] [[DisproportionateRetribution Brandsford]], once one of the best Pacificators of Light, [[FridgeHorror went mad and was responsible for the deaths of thousands of people]] before she was [[http://www.sailorenergy.net/MangaPacificators2/MangaPacisV05n031.html finally killed herself.]]]]
* AmazonBrigade: [[http://www.sailorenergy.net/MangaPacificators/MangaPacisV01CH01P087.html Lampshaded]] [[http://www.sailorenergy.net/MangaPacificators/MangaPacisV02CH09P141.html several times]] to the point it's a [[http://www.sailorenergy.net/MangaPacificators/MangaPacisV02CH09P142.html Running Gag]]; Platoon 113 is now infamously known as [[http://www.sailorenergy.net/MangaPacificators2/MangaPacisV04n167.html the “Harem Platoon”]].
* {{Ambadassador}}: Larima is renowned for her great diplomatic skills, and she’s an Elite-ranked Pacificator of Water.
* AmbitionIsEvil:
** Muneca has averted this, though Cinna might say otherwise.
** Nozomi plays this straight, as does Princess Belinda. [[spoiler: She poisoned her own father for the throne]].
* AmbiguouslyGay: The pirate Ferdinand Cook. He’s downright terrified of women and paints his nails, but is fairly skilled at fighting, both unarmed and with weapons.
* ArtEvolution: Compare the [[http://www.sailorenergy.net/MangaPacificators/MangaPacisV01CH00P0TITLE.html cover of the first volume]] to the [[http://www.sailorenergy.net/MangaPacificators2/MangaPacisV04n000ATitle.html cover of the fourth volume]].
* AutomaticCrossbow: Qamra carries around one.
* BadassLongcoat: Bismun and Egmond.
* BadassNormal: Bismun and Egmond.
* BerserkButton: The main cast have had theirs displayed at least once. Some are seen more strongly whereas the others' are implied.
** Muneca hates being touched, vulgar and rude things. Cinna is quite good at pushing these buttons.
** Cinna rages at bossy people (like Muneca), being picked on about her freckles, or being called ugly.
** Daryl hates being called fat, as Enlil and Rendo learned the painful way.
** Larima is not fond of being called either [[HartmanHips "wide-hipped"]] or a MarySue.
** Taffe is dangerous if her sister is endangered.
** Breanne earns a special mention here as well - do ''not '' call her short nor a kid. She is 26, and she has the identification card to prove it!
* TheBait: [[http://www.sailorenergy.net/MangaPacificators/MangaPacisV03CH01n138.html Cinna]], [[http://www.sailorenergy.net/MangaPacificators/MangaPacisV03CH01n139.html though she had it coming]]. [[http://www.sailorenergy.net/MangaPacificators/MangaPacisV03CH01n142.html And is it ever sweet]].
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Larima and Daryl can respond quite dangerously when pushed to their limits.
* BigBrotherInstinct: Daryl thinks Bismun has one, though we have yet to see it in action.
* BigDamnHeroes: A few examples throughout the comic:
** [[http://www.sailorenergy.net/MangaPacificators/MangaPacisV02CH09P156.html When]] [[http://www.sailorenergy.net/MangaPacificators/MangaPacisV02CH09P157.html Larima’s]] [[http://www.sailorenergy.net/MangaPacificators/MangaPacisV02CH09P158.html introduced]].
** Taffe has one, courtesy of Muneca, when she [[http://www.sailorenergy.net/MangaPacificators2/MangaPacisV04n215.html comes to Daryl’s rescue]] via a FastballSpecial. It’s InTheBlood, apparently.
* BigScrewedUpFamily: The Estabens. [[spoiler: Belinda poisoned her own father for the throne]].
* BirthdayEpisode: Subverted, since Daryl’s birthday was not the focus of the fourth volume. However, it was intertwined amongst the plot.
* BishieSparkle: Enrique is always surrounded by sparkles. PlayedForLaughs.
* BlessedWithSuck:
** Cinna and other people with the power of Fire [[http://www.sailorenergy.net/MangaPacificators/MangaPacisV01CH01P194.html overheat]] when [[http://www.sailorenergy.net/MangaPacificators/MangaPacisV01CH01P195.html they get too angry]].
** Anyone with powers has [[http://www.sailorenergy.net/MangaPacificators/MangaPacisV01CH01P038.html their lifespans shortened]]. How much varies, depending on how often they use their powers.
* BlondesAreEvil:
** Averted with Larima, who is one of the Good Guys, but in a case of BewareTheNiceOnes, [[http://www.sailorenergy.net/MangaPacificators/MangaPacisV03CH01n201.html Larima gave a truly frightening Death Glare]] before [[http://www.sailorenergy.net/MangaPacificators/MangaPacisV03CH01n202.html nearly drowning]] [[PsychoElectro Rendo]] the renegade.
** Enlil plays this straight, though she is among the more sympathetic of the bad guys.
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: The platoon, courtesy of Larima, Daryl/Taffe/Muneca, and Cinna.
* BlondGuysAreEvil: [[ManipulativeBastard Enr]][[SleazyPolitician ique]] and [[PsychoElectro Rendo]].
* BlueBlood: Multiple examples, but the most prominent one is the royal family of Spain, the Estabens.
* BoobyTrap: The water balloons Cinna used to "pad" herself up when she played TheBait.
* {{Bookworm}}: Muneca and Taffe.
* BoundAndGagged: How Cinna and Egmond handled Rendo, which apparently wasn’t what the guidelines outlined, according to Muneca.
* BridalCarry: Inverted. The Preserver Austin did this with his little sister Amanda, another Preserver. [[spoiler:The twist is that Amanda is dead.]]
* BrokenPedestal: Daryl originally idolized Cinna and Muneca. Then she found out how they behave around each other and [[WhatTheHellHero she calls them out on this.]]
* {{Buddhism}}: Yuma.
* BurningWithAnger: Those with fire powers can actually suffer from heatstroke if they get too angry.
* ButtMonkey: Muneca is the favored target, though everybody else becomes fair game as some point.
* BuxomIsBetter: Lampshaded by Cinna and Qamra when discussing Rendo’s preferences while trying to decide who would be TheBait. Taffe won’t do, because Larima "stole so much from her chest," and Qamra herself stated that Cinna had to be "padded up" in order to be a successful TheBait.
* BilingualBonus: The Torbern sisters occasionally speak in French. Sometimes the author/artist translates, but not always.
** We also get a bit of Spanish in the scenes with Princess Belinda and her messenger.
** In the later chapters, we start seeing some Italian here and there (most notably when Aphrodite and Cinna got into another VolleyingInsults fight... in Italian).
* CanonForeigner:
** Taffe, Larima, [[spoiler:the Shadow Sleuth]], Daryl, Egmond, Allan, and Amon appeared in various forms in J.A's earlier ''Anime/SailorMoon'' fancomics (out of the bunch, Daryl and Allan has been the most changed from their original personas - and we don't know about Egmond yet).
** J.A. is more than happy to put in cameos of fan-made characters, both Pacificators and regular people. None of them currently have played any role other than just appearing in the background.
* CardGames: Breanne is renowned for the game she invented, ''The Way of the Fate,'' which is based on mythology and astrology.
* CastOfSnowflakes: While some of the characters are more soft in looks than the others and the art style itself is relatively subtle - unless J.A. wanted the humor - they do have differences. A good example is the Spanish royal family - Princess Belinda and her brothers all share the (slightly) large nose, high cheekbones, and a strong chin, a combination which none of the other characters have.
* TheChainsOfCommanding: Taffe is assigned leader of the platoon by Bismun, but she couldn’t care less; in addition to this, Muneca is very ambitious to gain power. This causes friction between Taffe and Muneca.
* CharacterDevelopment: Definitely occuring, especially in the relationship between Cinna and Muneca; by the end of the fourth volume, they hate each other ''slightly '' less.
* ChristianityIsCatholic: Subverted; so far, we've only seen the nuns (in an off-handed reference), are told that [[PosthumousCharacter Zeus]] was a Christian, and met Kathy Lee, who is [[WordOfGod Catholic]], but judging from the amount of ShownTheirWork in this story, we can safely assume that J.A. knows the difference between the Catholics, Protestants, and Orthodox.
* CloseCallHaircut: PlayedForLaughs with one of the [[http://www.sailorenergy.net/MangaPacificators2/MangaPacisV04n130.html "clown musicians."]]
-->'''Lead musician:''' This one almost died when he scrambled upon [the Preservers’] secret place! They tried to shoot at him, but by Elvis’ hair, he barely escaped with his hair intact!
-->'''Musician in question:''' (wiggles his fingers through his hair) Actually...
** A serious one with Shiva and Egmond; they ended their sword duel as Shiva finally drew blood via a scratch on Egmond’s arm. Egmond only managed to hack off a bit of Shiva’s hair.
* ClothingDamage: It’s not for Fanservice, however; rather, it’s a mixture of humor, ShownTheirWork, and a threat.
-->'''[[PlayingWithFire Kathy Lee]]:''' Surrender if you wish not to lose your hair and your clothing.
* TheCoatsAreOff: Muneca, being old-fashioned, peels off a glove and throws it at Yuma as a challenge. Bonus point for smacking him in the face with it.
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: There is a [[http://www.sailorenergy.net/MangaPacificators/MangaPacisV02CH09P096.html required uniform code]].
* CombatPragmatist: Some of characters, usually those with the powers of [[PlayingWithFire Fire]] or [[BlowYouAway Air]], but Taffe is an interesting case - while she ''does'' [[GroinAttack hit below the belt]], that doesn’t stand out. What does is that she takes advantage of her [[spoiler: deafness, a fact that very few people know about her, since she uses her power of air to help her hear]], as seen here (observe Gincoi's [[http://www.sailorenergy.net/MangaPacificators/MangaPacisV02CH09P152.html shock]] and [[http://www.sailorenergy.net/MangaPacificators/MangaPacisV02CH09P153.html confusion]] when his MakeMeWannaShout attack failed).
* ComesGreatResponsibility: Implied to be why some of the regular Pacificators (and plain people) seem to be leery around the people with powers, and forced those to undergo rigorous training to become T-Pacificators or be labeled renegades if they refuse.
* ComicallyMissingThePoint: There's a nice little example.
-->'''Cinna:''' (when discussing who would be the best candidate for being TheBait) Hey, what about Ex-Boss [Qamra]?
-->'''Qamra:''' Like he’d interested in some one-eyed woman.
-->'''Cinna:''' That’s right, you’re too old.
* CommonTongue: Standard English; apparently, Pacificators are discouraged from speaking in their native languages, [[spoiler: which makes Muneca slipping into Spanish showing that [[CharacterDevelopment she’s slowly growing more flexible about rules]]]].
* CoolBoat: The Muscovite (Moscow, Russia) ironclad warship.
* CoveredWithScars: [[spoiler:In chapter 37, we discover that [[http://www.sailorenergy.net/MangaPacificators2/MangaPacisV05n090.html Muneca is covered with serious burn scars]].]]
* CrashIntoHello: How [[http://www.sailorenergy.net/MangaPacificators/MangaPacisV01CH01P196.html Cinna and Muneca]] [[http://www.sailorenergy.net/MangaPacificators/MangaPacisV01CH01P197.html first met]]. [[FromBadToWorse It Got Worse]], naturally.
** To elaborate, it was their very first day at the Academy, and thanks to crashing into each other (and getting distracted by their first ever fight), they ended up late for their classes... and in detention. They've come to totally hate each other ever since that day.
** Also happened between [[http://www.sailorenergy.net/MangaPacificators/MangaPacisV02CH09P070.html Travis]] [[http://www.sailorenergy.net/MangaPacificators/MangaPacisV02CH09P071.html and Breanne]]. Luckily, Breanne forgave Travis quickly enough.
* CrossPoppingVeins: One of the many methods J.A. uses to show anger, most often on Cinna. Sometimes he uses the anime-esque version, but sometimes he draws a more realistic one with the vein in the middle of the forehead and the one in the neck.
* [[spoiler: CurbStompBattle]]: [[spoiler:Once the platoon finally gets their act together.]]
** [[spoiler: Also if you piss off Muneca big time.]]
* CuteBruiser: Breanne; she’s the tiniest adult character thus far, but this doesn’t stop her.
* DamselInDistress: Larima; apparently she’ve gotten kidnapped so often, [[http://www.sailorenergy.net/MangaPacificators/MangaPacisV02CH09P015.html her team are sick of it]].
* DarkAndTroubledPast: Implied with Daryl, as well as the whole platoon. [[spoiler:Especially so with Muneca.]]
* DeathByOriginStory: The Torbern sisters, [[WordOfGod which is why Larima hates violence]]; their parents were killed in a war.
* DeathGlare: Muneca has a ''really '' scary one, [[http://www.sailorenergy.net/MangaPacificators/MangaPacisV03CH01n075.html as Aphrodite discovers]].
** Larima has quite [[http://www.sailorenergy.net/MangaPacificators/MangaPacisV03CH01n202.html a frightening one]] as well.
** They're outdone, however, by [[http://www.sailorenergy.net/MangaPacificators2/MangaPacisV05n266.html Enlil]].
* DeathRay: The clown musicians claims that the Preservers have one that can blow the moon up, much to the Pacificators’ disbelief.
* {{Deconstruction}}: Daryl was made a FatGirl, so there would be a work with a positive portrayal of a chubby person, according to WordOfGod.
* DefrostingIceQueen: Muneca. It’s all thanks to Daryl.
** [[spoiler: Ever since Daryl accidentally discovers [[CoveredWithScars Muneca's secret]] in chapter 37, Muneca has been a ''lot '' more flexible and warm around Daryl - for example in chapter 40, Muneca actually willingly touched Daryl!]]
* DieOrFly: This seems to be how Daryl learns new tricks. She figured out how to [[LightEmUp flare the orb atop her staff]] brightly when her platoon was stranded out at the ocean, and [[spoiler: she discovered how to use [[ThePowerOfTheSun solar power]] to sting people when faced with real danger; after all, the Preservers had rifles and weren’t afraid to use them]].
* DirtyCoward: Rendo.
* DisabilitySuperpower: [[spoiler:Taffe. She’s deaf, but uses her power of air to amplify sounds, which is how hearing aids work in RealLife.]]
* DownerEnding: Several chapters. [[spoiler: The saddest one so far has to be the end to Chapter 32 - the female Preserver had just been murdered; she’s the first death we see on-screen, and to top it off, she was killed in front of her brother]].
* DrillSergeantNasty: Commander Breanne Geothe.
-->'''Breanne:''' You better or I’ll make you run for kilometers until you’re nothing but a walking skeleton!
** And later...
-->'''Breanne:''' Go! Go! Go! Before I crack my whip on you!
** It's even [[http://www.sailorenergy.net/MangaPacificators2/MangaPacisV04n073.html lampshaded by Daryl]].
-->'''Daryl:''' I'd not want to have her be my commander.
* DrivingQuestion: What secret does the Gateway hold?
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: Nozomi, who is nocturnal.
* ElectiveMute: Egmond.
* ElegantGothicLolita: Breanne. Lampshaded in-universe; she’s infamously known as [[http://www.sailorenergy.net/MangaPacificators2/MangaPacisV04n061.html the midget with the gothic outfit who likes some witch stuff]].
* ElementalPowers: T-Pacificators and Renegades.
** AnIcePerson: Larima and Tiamat.
** BlowYouAway: Taffe, Enlil, Gincoi, and [[spoiler:Nozomi]].
** DishingOutDirt: Shiva, Khnum, and [[spoiler:Nozomi]].
** ExtraOreDinary: Khnum.
** GravityMaster: Muneca.
** LightEmUp: Daryl, Daryl's grandmother Helen, [[PosthumousCharacter Porenn Carlson,]] [[HeWhoFightsMonsters Castella]] [[DisproportionateRetribution Brand]][[SanitySlippage sford]], Osiris (reflective), and Aphrodite (invisibility).
** MakeMeWannaShout: Taffe, Enlil, and Gincoi.
** MakingASplash: Larima, Tiamat, and [[spoiler:Nozomi]].
** PlayingWithFire: Cinna, Shiva, Kathy Lee, Yuma, and [[spoiler:Nozomi]].
** PsychoElectro: Rendo; other users of lightning is at [[http://www.sailorenergy.net/MangaPacificators/MangaPacisV02CH09P137.html risk of this, since the brain runs on electricity]].
** ShockAndAwe: Rendo and [[PosthumousCharacter Zeus.]]
** [[spoiler: ThePowerOfTheSun: Daryl]].
* ElementalRockPaperScissors: Based on science, however. A good example is water versus lightning - because water conducts electricity, the water user is vulnerable to lightning, but so is the lightning user as well, since being wet increases the risk of [[PsychoElectro electrocuting themselves]]. Another good example is fire against wind; the fire users have to be careful when fighting wind users because wind can put out fire or spread it beyond control.
* EnemyMine: [[spoiler:Briefly with the Pacificators and the Preservers in chapter 32, when the Shadow Sleuth attacked them]].
* EtTuBrute: Cinna to Daryl. PlayedForLaughs.
* EveryoneCanSeeIt: Bismun and Qamra.
** Possibly Christopher and Breanne. (At least, Shirley and Daryl can see it.)
* EverythingsBetterWithPrincesses: Princess Belinda Estaben of Spain.
* EvilLaugh: We get one from Daryl, of all people, in the "Cinna as TheBait" arc.
-->'''Cinna:''' That new spinster laugh, where’s it coming from?!
** It’s a quirk of Breanne’s. Her laugh is like this: ''hss hss hss''.
* TheEvilPrincess: [[spoiler:Princess Belinda]]
* ExactEavesdropping: Inverted in a sense. Taffe routinely eavesdrops quite a bit on her platoon because she can, but once she did manage to catch [[IncrediblyLamePun wind]] of a plot between the bad guys.
* EyepatchOfPower: [[http://www.sailorenergy.net/MangaPacificators/MangaPacisV03CH01n136.html Qamra]].
* FaceDeathWithDignity: The pirate captain who went down with his ship when it was sunk by the Russians’ ironclad warship.
* FadeOut: J.A. managed to get one to [[http://www.sailorenergy.net/MangaPacificators2/MangaPacisV04n269.html work quite nicely on paper]].
* FakeBoobs: In order to be TheBait, Cinna had to wear two large water balloons since she has a small bust. It actually served a double purpose - lightning users are vulnerable to water attacks, since it increases the risk of electrocuting themselves. It’s what Cinna used to capture [[PsychoElectro Rendo]].
* FalseCameraEffects: A few times, especially blurring and fading, most usually when a flashback is unveiled. There’s also fade-out, done by a series of shrinking black panels.
* TheFashionista: Muneca and Larima. Daryl likes girly things, but feels far [[FatGirl too insecure]] to wear them often, and Cinna likes to dress "sexy" for her dates, but otherwise she’s not a fan of the girly girl things. Taffe is a Tomboy, though [[TomboyWithAGirlyStreak one who wears pegasus hairpins]].
* FastballSpecial: An off-screen one with Muneca and Taffe, which doubles as a [[http://www.sailorenergy.net/MangaPacificators2/MangaPacisV04n215.html Big Damn Heroes moment]].
** By chapter 40, it's confirmed to be a trick of Muneca's, when Bismun asked her to "throw him" over to the ship (didn't happen, however - Muneca was out of energy).
* FatGirl: Daryl. Intentionally subverted - while Daryl struggles with her weight, she’s the main character, a sweetheart, and portrayed realistically.
* FemmeFatale: Princess Belinda. Per WordOfGod, she was based on Tsar Catherine the Great, who was rumored to use her body to gain political favors.
* FieryRedhead: Cinna. Literally, if she's not careful.
* FightsLikeANormal:
** Muneca is good at [[SwordCane fencing]]. [[spoiler:See her fancy umbrella? It's actually a SwordCane, for real!]]
** Taffe has her own special combo - 1) Kick the person in the knee with steel-tipped boots. 2) Smack the person’s chin with a heel palm strike. 3) GroinAttack. [[FridgeHorror Remember she wears those steel-tipped boots]]? Good.
** Daryl's not too shabby at wrestling, which she [[http://www.sailorenergy.net/MangaPacificators2/MangaPacisV05n032.html learned]] [[http://www.sailorenergy.net/MangaPacificators2/MangaPacisV05n033.html from a goat]].
* FirstNameBasis: Most of the platoon with each other, including the commander. When he first met Daryl, he makes a point of telling her she could call him Bismun.
** Cinna've [[CharacterDevelopment started to address]] Muneca by her real name, [[MaliciousMisnaming rather than Doll]], on rare occasion.
* FiveManBand:
** TheLeader: Bismun (when he's around).
** TheLancer: Taffe (she's TheLeader when Bismun's absent).
** [[TheBigGuy The Big Lady]]: Muneca.
** TheSmartGuy: Cinna (the main one - and she turns into TheLancer whenever Taffe is being TheLeader); occasionally Larima and Taffe.
** TheChick: Larima and Daryl.
*** More specifically, Larima is of TheFace variety, and Daryl is TheMedic.
* {{Flashback}}: There's a mysterious, yet-to-be-explained [[http://www.sailorenergy.net/MangaPacificators2/MangaPacisV04n058.html one of]] [[http://www.sailorenergy.net/MangaPacificators2/MangaPacisV04n059.html Daryl and]] [[http://www.sailorenergy.net/MangaPacificators2/MangaPacisV04n060.html her grandmother Helen]].
** Thanks to another flashback, we now know that [[spoiler:Daryl's grandmother Helen was the first one to train Daryl in her light powers]].
** FlashbackEffects: J.A. opted for the transparent-type style.
* FlippingTheBird: Cinna does this a lot, though often with censorship. The offending finger itself is usually off-screen, but her hand is on-screen, with just enough visible for us to be able to figure it out. These are most often aimed at Muneca.
* FloorboardFailure: Or rather, dock failure - ''[[CrowningMomentOfAwesome Muneca threw the Shadow Sleuth through the dock]].''
** FridgeLogic kicks in here, especially in the light of the later chapters. Muneca throwing a guy ''through'' the pier is pretty extreme for her, almost to the point where it's OutOfCharacter. However, we now know several things: Muneca has ''really'' warmed up to Daryl (consider that the sleuth tried to hurt, and maybe even kill, Daryl), that she and Kathy are best friends (and Kathy had been seriously injured in this fight), and that she nearly got blown up by a cannonball ([[spoiler:Muneca is terrified of fire attacks, and for good reason - she was badly burned in a fire as a kid]]). Mix those things together, and you've got one pissed-off lady.
* FoolishSiblingResponsibleSibling: Played with the Torbern sisters. Larima loves being a Pacificator, [[spoiler: while Taffe never wanted to be one,]] and takes her duty very seriously, but she’s a bit more independent-spirited and whimsical when compared to [[TheStoic Taffe]].
* FourTemperamentEnsemble:
** {{Sanguine}}: Cinna.
** {{Choleria}}: Larima.
** {{Melancholic}}: Muneca.
** {{Phlegmatic}}: Taffe.
** {{Supine}}: Daryl.
** {{Phlegmatic II}}: Bismun.
* FragileSpeedster: Cinna and Taffe.
* FriendToAllChildren: Daryl, and surprisingly IceQueen Muneca.
* FunbagAirbag: A fun one where Aphrodite was cloaked when Daryl walked into her with enough force to cause Aphrodite to lose the apple she was snacking on.
* FunnyAfro: The clown musicians all have the same Elvis-style hairdo. Even the women and the dog.
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: J.A. likes to put those in. Be sure to look closely at each panel, as odds are good that you will find a gem.
* GagBoobs: Aphrodite and Cinna got into a VolleyingInsults fight, started over whether Aphrodite’s boobs are real or not.
-->'''Cinna:''' You call yourself Aphrodite?! You look totally fake with your boobs looking like overinflated water balloons!
-->'''Aphrodite:''' My body is real and natural! You look like a walking skeleton with a broken nose!
** Later, they got into ''another'' VolleyingInsults fight over the ''same'' topic... ''[[UpToEleven in Italian]].''
* GetOut: [[spoiler:Muneca gave Daryl a big "LEAVE!" when Daryl accidentally saw [[CoveredWithScars Muneca's burn scars]]. Luckily, Daryl didn't listen]].
* TheGambler: Bismun. Lampshaded by [[http://www.sailorenergy.net/MangaPacificators/MangaPacisV02CH09P180.html Qamra]].
* GigglingVillain: Breanne. Subverted in that she’s not a villain, but still giggles like a snake: ''hss hss hss.''
* TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry: We haven’t seen any serious confrontation between Larima and Taffe yet, but friction definitely is there - Taffe refused to hug Larima back, for example, when they are reunited in Basque. WordofGod says that there is a rift between the sisters which Larima doesn’t realize yet.
** [[spoiler: In chapter 42, they had a big (off-screen) fight, apparently because Taffe was pissed that Larima had taken such a reckless action, [[note]]which makes sense when one realizes that Larima ''nearly died,'' and Taffe almost lost her only family[[/note]] whereas Larima thinks Taffe is overreacting]].
* TheGlovesComeOff: [[http://www.sailorenergy.net/MangaPacificators/MangaPacisV03CH01n177.html Yuma nearly]] [[http://www.sailorenergy.net/MangaPacificators/MangaPacisV03CH01n178.html got Muneca with a bomb]]. [[http://www.sailorenergy.net/MangaPacificators/MangaPacisV03CH01n179.html She managed to parry]] [[http://www.sailorenergy.net/MangaPacificators/MangaPacisV03CH01n180.html in time, however,]] [[http://www.sailorenergy.net/MangaPacificators/MangaPacisV03CH01n181.html and it pissed her off]].
** [[spoiler: There is a small dose of FridgeHorror in this - now we know that Muneca was caught in a fire as a small kid, and has [[CoveredWithScars extensive burn scars]], thanks to that. Now, consider that she nearly got ''hit in the face'' with a ''firebomb''. No wonder she went berserk.]]
* GlowingEyes: When those with powers use their abilities, their eyes glow. A good example is when Muneca pulled that [[http://www.sailorenergy.net/MangaPacificators/MangaPacisV01CH01P117.html trick with the warship]]. The Muscovite captain actually had an OhCrap moment when he saw her eyes glowing.
** This gives us a nice bit of FridgeBrilliance, too. Pay close attention to Taffe's eyes from the moment she's introduced - there's usually a very faint glow in her pupils. Why? [[spoiler: She's deaf, and uses her power constantly to hear.]]
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Bismun has a couple of the good variety on his face and chest. [[spoiler:In chapter 40, he got another one thanks to Shiva.]]
** [[spoiler: Ferdinand the pirate now has one on his cheek (of the evil variety), thanks to Muneca.]]
* GoodSmokingEvilSmoking: So far, the only character we see smoking is Benito, assistant manager to the sinister Nozomi. Nozomi herself doesn’t think SmokingIsCool, however, and has been on Benito’s case to not smoke in her presence.
* GrayingMorality: To both Daryl and the readers.
* GroinAttack: The author/artist J.A. is fond of throwing in Groin Attacks for the humor.
** Taffe’s [[http://www.sailorenergy.net/MangaPacificators/MangaPacisV02CH09P126.html favorite method]] of [[http://www.sailorenergy.net/MangaPacificators/MangaPacisV02CH09P127.html dealing]] with [[http://www.sailorenergy.net/MangaPacificators2/MangaPacisV04n107.html annoying guys]]; it’s for this very reason Taffe’s only shoes are her beloved steel-tipped boots.
** Breanne managed to deliver one to a man more than [[http://www.sailorenergy.net/MangaPacificators/MangaPacisV02CH09P194.html twice her size.]] She gave one, via fists, to [[http://www.sailorenergy.net/MangaPacificators2/MangaPacisV04n203.html another guy]] who punched out [[WillTheyorWontThey Christopher]]. Given her short size, the groin is a nicely easy place for her to reach on taller folks.
** Enlil gives Shiva [[http://www.sailorenergy.net/MangaPacificators/MangaPacisV02CH09P093.html one under a table]].
** Cinna is a [[http://www.sailorenergy.net/MangaPacificators2/MangaPacisV04n111.html rare female victim]] [[http://www.sailorenergy.net/MangaPacificators2/MangaPacisV04n112.html of this trope]] and averting the usual female reaction, [[ShownTheirWork it hurts as well]].
* HandicappedBadass: Qamra [[spoiler: and Taffe]].
* HandsomeLech: Played with Enrique; he’s a "sticky womanizer" [[WordOfGod who was inspired by Yahoo’s "List of the top 5 men women should avoid" article]].
* HartmanHips: Don’t call Larima wide-hipped. It’s one of the few things that is [[BewareTheNiceOnes guaranteed to tick her off]].
* HeadbuttingHeroes: [[CaptainObvious Muneca and Cinna]]. Daryl've got her work cut out for her.
* TheHeart: Daryl. Larima thinks she is this, but she's actually more of TheFace.
* HeroAcademy: We don’t know yet if they teach regular kids together with those with powers or separately, but there definitely are schools for Pacificators.
* HeroicBSOD: Daryl experienced a mild one after her second mission; she contemplated quitting the platoon and starting anew.
* {{Hinduism}}: Referenced by Shiva.
* HollywoodThin: Cinna, as lampshaded by Daryl (“You need to eat more”).
* HonorBeforeReason: Muneca is very obsessed with her duty. [[http://www.sailorenergy.net/MangaPacificators/MangaPacisV01CH01P162.html This leads to problems between herself and her platoon]].
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: [[WillTheyorWontThey Christopher and Breanne]].
-->'''Shirley:''' She has a taste for big men.
-->'''Christopher:''' The kind she can climb on like a monkey!
* TheHyena: Cinna is this when it comes to Muneca.
* HypocriticalHumor:
** Cinna reading the personal ads in hopes of finding a hot guy to date:
--->'''Cinna:''' More of those boring and desperate guys. They’re no good.
** Muneca gets a shot at this, too:
--->'''Daryl:''' Yeah, there are some oriental attires you can try. I can write my to my brother and ask for some catalogues.
--->'''Muneca:''' Perhaps, but I hear that they’re restrictive.
--->'''Cinna:''' (whispering) Funny to hear that coming from a [[GorgeousPeriodDress heavy dresser.]]
* [[spoiler: IJustWantToBeNormal]]: [[spoiler: Cinna. She really doesn’t like her power of fire]].
* ILikeSwords: Egmond and Shiva. Ferdinand Cook sort of counts, but he's just as fond of his gun.
* ImpactSilhouette: We get [[http://www.sailorenergy.net/MangaPacificators/MangaPacisV01CH01P107.html one from Ferdinand Cook]] when he discovers that there are ''women'' aboard the ship he tried to hijack.
* InelegantBlubbering: Daryl does this once out of gratitude because Cinna had apologized for her actions.
* InvisibleJerkass: Subverted, as Aphrodite is a LovableCoward and a tease.
* {{Invisibility}}: Aphrodite’s power. HilarityEnsues when Aphrodite meets Cinna and Muneca.
* JackOfAllStats: Bismun.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Christopher and Breanne.
* AKindOfOne: Muneca, [[http://www.sailorenergy.net/MangaPacificators/MangaPacisV01CH01P034.html the only Pacificator of Gravity]] - she was so highly valuable that when she became available for recruitment, it had to be decided by a lottery [[spoiler: which Bismun apparently rigged]].
* KlingonPromotion: [[spoiler:Princess Belinda]].
* LaResistance: Basque against Spain.
* LargeHam: Shiva, though Larima and Enrique also have their moments.
* LastNameBasis: Muneca, being the [[IncrediblyLamePun polite doll]] she is, addresses her platoon and commander by their last name, complete with proper titles. The fact that Daryl responded in kind without issue seems to be what warms Muneca up to Daryl so quickly.
** Muneca is such a ProperLady that she and Kathy Lee even address each other as Miss Powell and Miss Lee, despite being ''best friends'' in school and remaining very good friends afterwards.
* LawEnforcementInc: The Pacificators.
* LegacyCharacter: Daryl is implied to be this; her grandmother, Helen Churchill, was a very famous Pacificator of Light who helped to unite Italy and found many T-Pacificators. Bismun gambles on this when he asked Daryl to join his platoon, forgoing the usual four-year training.
--> '''Bismun:''' I’m placing my hopes on her.
* LennonSpecs: Benito wears a pair of those.
* LittleMissBadass: Breanne, even though she’s an adult.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: Only five volumes (out of thirteen) are out, and already there are over thirty characters with a significant enough of role to get their own profiles.
* LovableCoward: [[EnsembleDarkhorse Aphrodite]].
* MaliciousMisnaming: Muneca really hates it when Cinna calls her "Doll." [[note]]Cinna knows that ''muneca'' is Spanish for ''doll,'' so this is intentional. The way Muneca dresses doesn't help matters.[[/note]]
* MamaBear: Muneca is one, to the sense that she doesn't like it when [[http://www.sailorenergy.net/MangaPacificators/MangaPacisV01CH01P168.html anyone is cruel to a child]], regardless of whether the said child's a brat or not.
* ManipulativeBastard: Enrique.
* ManipulativeBitch: Breanne (though she’s one of the good guys) and Princess Belinda.
* MarySue: In-universe, [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Enlil calls Larima one as an insult]].
* MeaningfulName:
** Muneca is Spanish for ''doll.''
*** PlayedForLaughs [[http://sailorenergy.deviantart.com/#/d5kc92g in a semi-canon comic]].
** Belinda [[spoiler:is Latin for a beautiful snake, and lampshaded by her father]].
* TheMole: [[spoiler:Qamra [[http://www.sailorenergy.net/MangaPacificators/MangaPacisV01CH00P010.html might]] be [[http://www.sailorenergy.net/MangaPacificators/MangaPacisV03CH01n226.html one]]. Look very closely at "Odin" in the first link - notice the headband?]]
* MoodSwinger: Muneca and Cinna. Their powers are implied to play a part in this - Muneca can become very depressed very swiftly, and Cinna is HotBlooded.
* MoodWhiplash: J.A. sure can catch you off guard. At first, those Mood Whiplashes aren’t such a big deal, [[GrowingtheBeard but then the fourth volume came...]]
* {{Mooning}}: Jacob did it to [[http://www.sailorenergy.net/MangaPacificators/MangaPacisV01CH01P180.html taunt Cinna]].
* MostCommonSuperpower:
** Muneca likely wears a corset with her Victorian-era clothes, and she is very private, though WordOfGod have had confirmed that she has an impressive rack; [[http://www.sailorenergy.net/MangaPacificators2/MangaPacisV04n249.html Cinna also suspects this]]. (By the fifth volume, it's pretty much confirmed in-universe. Cinna mercilessly teases Muneca about it.)
** Cinna also lampshades the trope when she gets her [[FakeBoobs disguise]]:
--->'''Cinna:''' Damn! Why do they have to be so heavy?! There’s no way the superheroines in those crappy comics can run around with those weights!
* MundaneUtility: Discouraged because excessive usage of powers can shorten one’s lifespan, but it still happens. Examples include Cinna burning Muneca’s butt for absolutely no reason other to pick on her and Osiris using his reflective power to "hide" the magazine Enlil and Aphrodite were reading to get their attention.
** [[spoiler: Taffe uses her power to [[DisabilitySuperpower help her hear]]]].
* MyGreatestFailure: [[http://www.sailorenergy.net/MangaPacificators/MangaPacisV01CH01P084.html The death of Porenn Carlson, the Pacificator of Light before Daryl, and the resulting Balkan Wars is this for Bismun]].
* MythologyGag: Occasionally, we see references to J.A.'s previous ''Anime/SailorMoon'' fanmanga.
** Taffe is a WomanOfAThousandVoices, which was the special talent of her original persona. Likewise, her "special combo" (kick the knee, palm heel strike into the chin, then GroinAttack) was from the fanmanga.
** Whether the platoon travels by train, we usually could see Hotaru (Sailor Saturn) and Makoto (Sailor Jupiter) in the background. In ''The Four Horsemen of Apocalypse'', Hotaru and Makoto travelled to their destination by train.
** [[spoiler:The Shadow Sleuth seems to have retained his mysterious shadowy powers from his origins]].
* NeverLiveItDown: In-universe, Bismun and his infamous "[[RunningGag Harem Platoon]]."
** [[spoiler: Turns out it was ''fully intentional.'' Muneca was Bismun's first recruit, and she specifically requested an all-female platoon for reasons yet to be known.]]
* NiceHat: Muneca likes her hats. She forced Cinna to pay for the hat she accidentally ruined, and she got Daryl one for her birthday.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Muneca and Cinna often, though this also extends to the rest of the platoon. As Captain Blackbeard said, [[http://www.sailorenergy.net/MangaPacificators/MangaPacisV02CH09P027.html "Ye be worst Pacificators I ever worked wid!"]].
* TheNicknamer: Cinna, especially when it comes to Muneca, who ''hates '' being called "Doll." Naturally, Cinna plays with every variable of this.
* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Many of the characters were based on real life people.
** Of special note, Muneca was largely based on [[WordOfGod the author's own grandmother]].
* NoGuyWantsAnAmazon: Implied to be the case with T-Pacificators; Cinna had yet another failed date in which the guy bailed out on her right after he noticed "this stupid watch." T-Pacificators are required to wear watches with identifying seals and their initials.
** [[spoiler: See the spoiler to AllOfTheOtherReindeer entry...]]
* NoodleIncident: How Cinna [[http://www.sailorenergy.net/MangaPacificators/MangaPacisV01CH01P199.html lost her tooth]] and the time Muneca got [[http://www.sailorenergy.net/MangaPacificators2/MangaPacisV04n250.html stuck in the school air vent]].
* NonverbalMiscommunication: Muneca didn’t understand Taffe was trying to tell her to stay quiet while Taffe was fighting a sleuth on the train, as the sleuth didn’t know Muneca was there yet.
* NotSoStoic: Taffe; Larima’s safety is her BerserkButton. (Which makes sense, since the sisters are [[DeathByOriginStory the only family they have left]].)
** [[spoiler:This led to a big fight between the two in chapter 42.]]
* OccupiersOutOfOurCountry: Basque and Spain.
* OcularGushers: Often a part of the FunnyBackgroundEvent. A favorite of J.A.’s are men bawling their eyes out after losing a bet.
* OneOfTheBoys: Cinna plays with this.
* OwMyBodyPart: Ferdinand gets two of those when Taffe and Larima brawled with him:
-->'''Ferdinand:''' (after Taffe [[MakeMeWannaShout claps her hands]]) Argh! Me ears! (then Larima [[MakingASplash makes him slip]]) Arggh, me spleen!
* ParentalAbandonment: The Torbern sisters (see DeathByOriginStory).
* PieInTheFace: [[http://www.sailorenergy.net/MangaPacificators2/MangaPacisV04n049.html Muneca got one from Aphrodite]]. Cinna and Taffe laughed themselves silly when they saw her. [[WithFriendsLikeThese With teammates like these...]]
* {{Pirate}}: The "wanna-be pirate" Ferdinand Cook. He’s an annoying pest to the town of Lisboa, however. But in the fourth volume, it looks as he’s finally becoming more of a genuine threat. [[spoiler: In the last pages of the fourth volume, he ended up with the Key to the Gateway, and he's ''really '' starting to shine in the fifth volume.]]
* PerceptionFilter: An interesting take on the trope, as [[http://www.sailorenergy.net/MangaPacificators/PacificatorsVol3Chapter03n147coarse.jpg Osiris’ power]] is that he can "reflect" surroundings to fool others into thinking they're seeing something that isn't there.
* ThePessimist: Osiris, doubled as PlayedForLaughs and FridgeBrilliance, as seeing he was [[WordofGod dead for a moment before being revived]].
* ThePigpen: Osiris to a degree. He’s not visibly dirty, but sometimes flies are seen buzzing around him since he doesn’t take [[WordofGod enough baths]]; also the King of Spain. [[spoiler: However, this symbolizes that he was dying from being poisoned]].
* PlotDevice: The key to the Gateway to the Heavens; the Gateway itself; possibly Cinna’s bracelet [[spoiler: which was made from platinum, one of the "legendary metals from the past"]].
* PowerCreepPowerSeep: Averted. The characters' powers are fairly consistant. They can and do learn new tricks, and can improve their stamina and endurance, but it could take years. It took four volumes for one of them, [[spoiler: Daryl]], to actually learn a new trick, [[spoiler: ThePowerOfTheSun]].
* PowerCrutch:
** Daryl must have her staff with the orb.
** Cinna and Kathy Lee (and others with the fire power) can’t create fire without fuel and oxygen.
** Larima must have access to water (same applies to any with the power of water). She also knows it’s not ethical to leech water from a human body.
* PowerStrainBlackout: We see this twice because the characters only have a finite amount of energy, and have to rest to recover. The first time was when Muneca pulled her CrowningMomentOfAwesome trick with the ironclad warship. The second was [[spoiler:when Larima (also a CrowningMomentOfAwesome) caught a cannonball and flung it back at the same ironclad warship. Worse, she was already running low on energy.]]
* PrettyBoy: Enrique.
* {{Pride}}: Muneca especially struggles with this. It’s implied with Cinna does as well, but nobody has called her out on this yet.
** According to Enrique, this is a character flaw of Bismun's.
* ProperLady: At the first glance, Muneca seems to be one of those. [[StubbornMule Then one]] [[ControlFreak gets]] [[SourPrudes to know]] [[{{Pride}} her...]]
* TheProphecy: Mentioned, but not addressed yet. Known as the "Prophecies of Ares."
* RaceAgainstTheClock: The mission in Basque had to be done in a week (as per Princess Belinda's orders). [[spoiler:Also, there was the race in order to stop the Preservers from stealing the ancient boat. They failed, and the Russians sunk the boat in the ensuring fight]].
* RandomPowerRanking: There are two systems of ranking.
** The renegades are from 1 to 10 with 1 being the weakest; for example, Yuma is a rank 7 Fire renegade.
** The one for the Pacificators known so far is, starting with the weakest: novice, B, A, and Elite. Note "T" is not a rank; it's short for "telekinesis" and refers to how Pacificators activate their powers.
* RandomlyGifted: Possibly; so far, it's not known if the elemental powers are genetically passed down. Those with powers are pretty rare in the first place (there are only ''seventeen '' T-Pacificators... out of an organization with 56 platoons, which have six members each), and it’s lightly implied that for a family to have two, like the Torbern sisters, is highly unusual.
** Apparently, women are much more likely to have powers than men.
* RealWomenNeverWearDresses: Taffe. Cinna plays with this as well.
* RedOniBlueOni: The Torbern sisters, with Larima as red and Taffe as blue.
* ReligiousAndMythologicalThemeNaming: The organized Renegades. Lampshaded by Cinna when Muneca tells them about the "young lad who can apparently run really fast."
-->'''Cinna:''' Great, what’s his name? Mercury? [[note]]Almost, but not quite. His name is Hermes.[[/note]]
* {{Revenge}}: Chapter 20 is titled "Sweet Revenge." It’s a barrel of laughs whenever Cinna is concerned. Just look at the [[http://www.sailorenergy.net/MangaPacificators/MangaPacisV03CH01n118.html cover]].
-->'''Larima:''' Ce sera une vengeance douce! [[note]]This will be a [[TitleDrop sweet revenge!]][[/note]]
* RidiculouslyAverageGuy: Allan, who is also a GenericGuy.
* RubberFace: Cinna pulls this on Daryl on the Chapter 12 cover.
* TheRunaway: Shiva ran away to escape Indian and family politics.
* SamaritanSyndrome: Most obvious with Daryl; see quote at the top of this page. Larima is also frequently pulled into these situations. The others have traces of this, as well, though it's not necessarily their only motivation - Muneca is equally ambitious, for example.
* SanitySlippage: What happened to [[HeWhoFightsMonsters Castella]] [[DisproportionateRetribution Brandsford]].
* ScreamsLikeALittleGirl: Ferdinand Cook when he realized that he’s touching Taffe, [[http://www.sailorenergy.net/MangaPacificators2/MangaPacisV04n105.html who is a girl]].
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections: Implied to be the case with Muneca and Kathy. While Muneca ''does '' follow the rules (and is pretty strict about it), her very good friend, Kathy (who apparently is in a considerably higher position), happily gives Muneca a hefty sum of support, such as commending her for being brave enough to face off the renegades, despite accomplishing ''nothing.''
* ScotIreland: Kathy Lee is from Ireland; however her hair is a pale orange, rather than a straight red. Cinna averts the redhead stereotype by being Italian.
* SelfMadeOrphan: [[spoiler:Princess Belinda, at least on her father's side. Their mother’s status are unknown.]]
* ShamefulStrip: It happened to Shiva. At first, it's PlayedForLaughs, but became a plot point; the thief was after the contract paper in Shiva’s pockets.
* SheCleansUpNicely: [[http://www.sailorenergy.net/MangaPacificators/MangaPacisV03CH01n157.html Cinna]]; however, she was an unwilling TheBait, complete with FakeBoobs.
* ShoutOut: Occasionally we'll see cameos of characters from J.A.'s other works (''Namaka Hamou'' and ''The Three Guardians'').
* ShownTheirWork: There's quite a bit of research throughout, especially involving the main characters’ countries of Britain, France, Spain, and Italy; a good example is food. Cinna the Italian loves seasoning and spices, while Muneca the Spaniard doesn’t quite as much.
-->'''Cinna:''' (after Muneca stole a breadstick from her plate) Hey, you thieving doll... (Muneca bites into the breadstick and grimaces) Tee hee. That’s seasoned garlic bread. (Muneca throws the half-eaten breadstick into Cinna’s plate with a wince) [[FoeCooties Eww, doll germs!]]
* SiblingTeam: The Torbern sisters.
* TheSilentBob: Egmond. Discussed by [[http://www.sailorenergy.net/MangaPacificators/MangaPacisV01CH01P187.html Cinna and Daryl]] at one point.
* SimpleStaff: Daryl. She claimed to have inherited it from her grandmother.
* SleazyPolitician: Enrique, as implied by Bismun, Qamra, and WordOfGod.
* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: The story starts out very upbeat, but is slowly starting to see darker hints here and there that everything’s not quite what it looks...
* SlidingScaleOfGenderInequality:
** Passes the Bechdel Test, and at level 5. Amusingly, the main characters, [[RunningGag the Harem Pla]]...er, Platoon 113, are all girls except the [[NeverLiveItDown commander, Bismun]]. There are many male supporting characters and it’s nicely balanced. The author has stated he enjoys making realistic, flawed characters, so you’ll see men and women of all kinds.
** It must be admitted, however, that the numerous [[FunnyBackgroundEvent Funny Background Events]] tend to deal with men. J.A. seems comfortable with poking fun at his own gender.
* SlidingScaleOfVillainEffectiveness: Ranging from Credible (the pirate Ferdinand Cook) to High (Nozomi).
* SmartPeopleWearGlasses: Just for reading, though. Muneca appears to be able to see far things fine, so she may be farsighted. [[note]]Farsightedness means seeing far things just fine, while the near things appear blurry.[[/note]]
* SmarterThanYouLook: Aphrodite is actually pretty clever; she laid out an effective [[PieInTheFace trap]] for Muneca, for example.
* SoapBoxSadie: Larima. PlayedForLaughs lightly when Larima gives a [[LargeHam rousing speech]] to Daryl.
* SourPrudes: Subverted by Muneca, sort of - she’s actually a very modest and polite person.
-->'''Cinna:''' That’s because you don’t like to be touched, let alone making love!
-->'''Muneca:''' ''[[BerserkButton DON’T SAY VULGAR THINGS IN PUBLIC!]] ''
* SpikyHair: Bismun. Breanne calls him "Conehead."
* StandingBetweenTheEnemies: Daryl threw herself into a [[http://www.sailorenergy.net/MangaPacificators/MangaPacisV01CH01P171.html fight between Cinna and Muneca]], but they didn’t see her, [[http://www.sailorenergy.net/MangaPacificators/MangaPacisV01CH01P172.html so Egmond had to stop them]].
* StatuesqueStunner: Muneca is taller than many men. [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness Earlier on]], she was drawn much shorter than Bismun and other men, though with ArtEvolution, she has shot up in height.
** Recently, WordOfGod has told us that Muneca is over six feet tall.
* StepfordSmiler: Implied with Daryl and [[http://www.sailorenergy.net/MangaPacificators2/MangaPacisV04n043.html Larima]].
* StopBeingStereotypical: Cinna to [[http://www.sailorenergy.net/MangaPacificators/MangaPacisV02CH09P182.html Muneca]]:
-->'''Muneca:''' Oh? You’re not from the [[ScotIreland islands?]]
-->'''Cinna:''' Of course not! I’m from Italy, not Scotland or Ireland! That’s just some dumb stereotype about redheads like me!
* StubbornMule: Muneca, that [[IncrediblyLamePun silly stubborn doll]].
* StunGuns: Apparently, the ancients had some kind of anti-rioting taser-like weapons which radiates something that stings people. The Pacificators don’t know what they do, only that they work. [[spoiler: Daryl took inspiration from this anti-riot weapon and discovered how to use ThePowerOfTheSun for the same purpose.]]
* {{Subject101}}: There's a full [[http://www.sailorenergy.net/MangaPacificators/PacificatorsHowPowersWork.html index]] on powers and how they work for both the Pacificators and Renegades.
* SuccessionCrisis: Spain.
* SuperRegistrationAct: An interesting take on the trope. Rather than registering the people with powers, the people are forced to be either T-Pacificators or renegades. There’s no TakeAThirdOption at all.
* SurroundedByIdiots: How Taffe sees her platoon. Yes, that includes her own sister.
* SuspiciouslySpecificDenial: EmotionlessGirl Taffe gets [[http://www.sailorenergy.net/MangaPacificators/MangaPacisV03CH01n200.html unusually]] [[http://www.sailorenergy.net/MangaPacificators/MangaPacisV03CH01n216.html flustered]] whenever Cinna teases her about Gincoi.
* SymbolSwearing: J.A. uses symbols and pictures, most commonly a skull, in place of words.
* TakeAThirdOption: Not allowed for the people with powers. Either they become T-Pacificators, or they’re labeled renegades. (See WhamLine.)
-->'''Taffe:''' The reality is that either we [with powers] become a Pacificator or be labeled as a renegade.
-->'''Daryl:''' But people should be allowed to decide on how they live their lives!
-->'''Taffe:''' Perhaps that’s how we have renegades like Shiva.
* TallDarkAndHandsome: Gincoi; at least, [[EmotionlessGirl Taffe apparently]] [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial thinks so]].
* TeamChef: Daryl and Larima.
** Daryl in particular makes ''mean '' apple pies - [[RunningGag just ask Kathy Lee]].
* TeamMom: Oddly, the seventeen-year-old (and the youngest) Daryl is this to her platoon. Daryl’s still settling into her role, but it’s pretty clear by the end of the fourth volume that she would definitely be this.
* TechnicalPacifist: [[http://www.sailorenergy.net/MangaPacificators/MangaPacisV03CH01n137.html Larima]].
* TeensAreShort: Averted. Daryl is indeed a little short, but she’s the same height as Taffe; also, she’s still growing, and she is taller than Breanne. Muneca is the oddball, being a StatuesqueStunner.
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: Muneca and Cinna, though it seems to be ''very slowly '' improving, thanks to Daryl.
* {{Telekinesis}}: How powers work in-universe. That’s what the [[http://www.sailorenergy.net/MangaPacificators/MangaPacisV01CH01P083.html T-Pacificators]] stands for.
* ThatsAnOrder: Taffe really doesn’t care much about being the leader of her platoon, but when she gives orders, they listen. She even got Muneca - who HatesBeingTouched - to [[http://www.sailorenergy.net/MangaPacificators2/MangaPacisV04n255.html sit still]] and [[http://www.sailorenergy.net/MangaPacificators2/MangaPacisV04n256.html let Taffe touch her]].
* ThemeNaming: The author/artist, J.A., is a mineralogist; you can see this reflected in the names of some of his characters:
** Cinna is named after [[http://www.masterpigments.com/fileimages/cinnabar_web.png cinnabar]], a famously bright red mineral.
** Larima is derived from [[http://www.towercrystals.com/websitegraphics/images/larimar.jpg larimar]], a blue stone.
** Taffe is from [[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/57/Magnesiotaaffeite-2N2S-53105.jpg/240px-Magnesiotaaffeite-2N2S-53105.jpg taaffeite]].
** Bismun comes from [[https://cdn2.content.compendiumblog.com/uploads/user/af12973f-cd7e-4c45-9491-c37a7fb2af13/c88ecbdf-a15d-4606-a0d8-7190af1ff183/Image/d9f421378a9d2d05c1656880293d96d4/bismuth_crystal.jpg bismuth]].
* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: An in-universe example; apparently Cinna doesn't like the new name ''Pacificators.'' She preferred the old name, ''[[http://www.sailorenergy.net/MangaPacificators2/MangaPacisV05n055.html Guardians]]''.
** Cinna (along with Shiva and Enlil - not that they know of each other's position) also didn't like the change of the rank names ("General" into "Chancellor," for example).
** This is actually turning into a plot point - apparently, several Pacificators have quit over the name change (and many other policy changes), [[spoiler:and Breanne is plotting to bring down the Chancellor]].
* ThreateningShark: Whenever there are deaths out on the ocean, there will be sharks coming for the meal.
* ToiletHumor: Subverted in a sense. Muneca was upset that the ship’s bathroom had been blown up by the Russians; Cinna later tells the story to the Torbern sisters about how Muneca had to squeeze into a closet with a bucket.
-->'''Cinna:''' You should’ve seen her face when I told her that there was a second bathroom! (Cue Muneca [[DeathGlare glaring]] at Cinna.)
* TokenMinority: While there are characters of many backgrounds, Qamra is a special case, since the creator specifically wanted an Arabic person in the story.
* {{Tomboy}}: Taffe. Lampshaded by Enlil, who calls her "Tomboy." Taffe does seem to like pegasi, however, since she seems flustered when Daryl mentions that [[TomboyWithAGirlyStreak Taffe wears pegasus hairpins]].
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: The Torbern sisters. Lampshaded by Enlil and Shiva; also played with by Cinna and Muneca.
* TooDumbToLive: Ferdinand Cook the "wanna-be pirate." How dumb is he? He [[http://www.sailorenergy.net/MangaPacificators/MangaPacisV02CH09P021.html mistook]] Taffe for a boy ''twice,'' though she [[http://www.sailorenergy.net/MangaPacificators2/MangaPacisV04n104.html intentionally invokes the trope]] [[http://www.sailorenergy.net/MangaPacificators2/MangaPacisV04n105.html the second time]].
** To ''really '' drive it home, we get this gem from Ferdinand the second time he meets Taffe:
--->'''Ferdinand:''' Eh? Where have I [[EpicFail seen this boy before?]]
* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Various breads for Daryl, tea for Muneca, and [[RunningGag apple pies for Kathy Lee]].
* TrickBomb: Cinna, which goes with PowerCrutch - those bombs contain the fuel necessary for Cinna’s power. Kathy Lee, another Fire Pacificator, specializes in this as well.
** Shiva and Yuma also has those bombs, which implies that there is an underground black market concerning weapons.
* TrickedOutShoes: Breanne wears a pair of tricked-out boots which have hidden daggers and pepper spray projectiles.
* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: As mentioned in the introduction, there was a second Dark Age in which much of the knowledge and technology has been lost - and it's ''not all.'' In addition, much of their history has also been lost… so they have ''no idea'' how much time has passed since - and it's implied to have been ''centuries.'' So, this is a weird example of the trope.
* VictoryByEndurance: How we would’ve expected the WizardDuel between Taffe and Gincoi to end, since they were pretty much equals when it comes to technique. [[spoiler: Taffe takes advantage of her [[DisabilitySuperpower deafness]] to catch Gincoi off guard]].
* VoiceChangeling: Taffe has a talent for imitating voices, [[spoiler:despite being deaf]]. Later, a ChekhovsGun when she uses it to trick the TooDumbToLive Ferdinand.
* TheVoiceless: Egmond, at least in the past. He's changed into more of an ElectiveMute.
* VomitDiscretionShot: Happens to Daryl a couple times.
* VomitIndiscretionShot: Also happens to Daryl a few times.
* WaifFu: Breanne.
* WalkOnWater: WordOfGod says that Muneca can do this with [[GravityMaster her power]] - though it’s more of being-carried-by-water-without-falling-into-it. Muneca actually doesn’t know how to swim. [[http://www.sailorenergy.net/MangaPacificators/PacificatorsVol3Chapter02n059Coursepr.jpg See the lower right corner on this page]].
** We're treated to a look at Muneca's [[http://www.sailorenergy.net/MangaPacificators2/MangaPacisV05n049.html very first attempt]]. It worked... for a couple seconds.
** [[spoiler: We finally get to see this in action in chapter 40, and boy, is it ''[[http://www.sailorenergy.net/MangaPacificators2/MangaPacisV05n199.html awesome]].'']]
* WeaponOfMassDestruction: The Preservers are rumored to have found and hidden some old ones.
* WelcomeEpisode: For Daryl.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: The Preservers seem to be this. They go to extreme measures to preserve the artifacts of the past, even going as far as to stealing from and shooting (and likely killing) the Pacificators.
-->'''Preserver:''' So much have been lost in the past, and we must obtain and preserve every relic we find regardless.
* WhamLine
** The Spanish King gave one to his children when he named [[spoiler: his daughter]] the heir to the throne; later, the Spanish King had another one with his daughter, Princess Belinda.
-->[[spoiler: '''The King:''' It’s ironic that your name was Latin for a beautiful snake, and the snake turns out to be [[SelfMadeOrphan veno]][[KlingonPromotion mous]].]]
** Taffe also gave one to Daryl:
--->'''Taffe:''' [[spoiler:I never wanted to be a Pacificator in the first place. (See TakeAThirdOption.)]]
* WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway: Daryl and other T-Pacificators of Light, commonly called "[[http://www.sailorenergy.net/MangaPacificators/MangaPacisV01CH01P162.html feeblers]]."
** [[spoiler: However, as [[HeWhoFightsMonsters Castella]] [[DisproportionateRetribution Brandsford]] has shown, the power of light can all too easily be deadly...]]
* WhatTheHellHero: Muneca and Cinna, often and usually on each other.
* WillTheyOrWontThey: Breanne and Christopher. Lampshaded in a note Shirley gives Christopher: "One of my dreams is to arrange a big wedding ceremony. When you and Breanne decide to go for it, please give me a call!"
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: A serious risk for the lightning users; if they’re not careful, they can literally fry their brains. Rendo is an example of this.
** [[spoiler: It may be the case for the other types of powers, as well - see [[HeWhoFightsMonsters Castella]] [[DisproportionateRetribution Brandsford]].]]
* WizardDuel: Known as "The Way of the Power." We get to see one between Taffe and Gincoi. [[spoiler: Taffe wins.]]
* WorkingWithTheEx: Bismun and Breanne. They only had one date, though.
* WrenchWench: Taffe. She specializes in taking apart guns.
* YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters: Basque and Spain.

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