* ArchivePanic: The story-only thread is fairly digestible, but if you want to go the story+discussion threads, with their old/rejected segments and what-not, the amount of reading you'll need leaps to around 90 times. Mind you, that's without considering the other technical threads you may need to "dig" everything.
** The AEWAB Story-only Thread is 10 pages long. In comparison, just one of the main AEWAB Discussion threads (of this moment) is '''800''' pages. There are a lot of ideas that never ended up in the story or are still being held back until progression in story's timeline allows their appearance.
* CrazyAwesome: Tony Dansel is pretty much the embodiment of this trope. For example, during a fight where Dansel is outnumbered four to one after a series of grueling fights, a CNN intern comments that "He's good, but he's no Aidan Pryde." Aidan Pryde is mentioned on this site's Battletech page as being CrazyAwesome. Then, when Dansel proceeds to [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome win,]] the intern reverently wispers;
--->"Aidan Pryde's a wanker..."
** I take your Dansel and raise you Wallace Greene.
** It can be argued that one of the reasons for the GDI Foreign Legion's existence is to weaponize CrazyAwesome.
* InternetBackdraft: C-Earth Politics and Military Structure, for obvious reasons, though remarkably civil and in-depth. The LAM thread? ''Oh so much.''
* MemeticBadass
** On Mikhail Kalashnikov using computers to design the nest generation of AK-47s for H&K:
---> This is a proud son of Russia who helped during the Great Patriotic War. He does not need a computer like the Western designers do. He will do his designing on a blackboard with chalk, and on a drafting table with a pencil, protractors, and scales. His results will make the West's engineers weep tears of shame for a 1,000 years in how simple, elegant, and refined it is, yet able to laugh in the face of Hell itself at anything attempting to keep it from functioning.
---> This is Mikhail Kalashnikov we are talking about.
* MemeticMutation: somewhat to the dismay of one contributor who fears he'll never live it down, AEWAB discussions have pretty much [[{{TropeCodifier}} officially codified]] the query he coined in another fic: "So, Colonel Wolf: how's the weather on Strana Mechty?"
* RecycledInSpace: It looks like TheSalvationWar in space more than a few times.
** Which for [[FlameWar obvious reason]], the involved writers '''want''' to avoid but still...
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