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The Corrupter: Manipulated her father into giving her complete power by convincing him that their family was in danger from the waves of assassinations happening at the time, and that only she could protect them.
The Fundamentalist: Attempts to stamp out chaos and disloyalty within her House in accordance to her extreme Imperialism views.
Warrior Princess: Personally led her forces into battle against her uncle Leon and cousin Ambrosius.
Be All My Sins Remembered (Virtually every Savoie up to Clement was morally ambiguous at best, and a monster at worst. Every reform-minded Savoie starts with quite the chip on their shoulder because of this.)
The Extremist Was Right (Valerian Savoie appeared - literally - out of nowhere in the Nokh Revolts and used brutal and morally questionable tactics to defeat a far more monstrous foe, and then leveraged his achievements to force governmental reform upon the devastated Empire, along with recognition as a noble and head of the newly-created House Savoie. Vices aside, he built his institutions to last.)
The Remnant (In the centuries preceding the New Empire, Alderamin was a major regional power. Now, most Alderamini are among the most conservative people in the galaxy. The New Empire often faces a zero-percent approval rating.)
Screw the Money, I Have Rules! (The House was severely hampered by restrictions placed upon it by the treaty that allowed it to operate both on Alderamin and in the "New Empire". That treaty was largely self-imposed. However, Daniel would turn the situation on its head by forcing a new, largely favorable agreement in exchange for not stealing the local throne entirely.)
Suspiciously Small Army (House Savoie kept most of its troops on Alderamin. Because of this, their military became something of a paper tiger when dealing with offworld threats.)
Easily Forgiven (Subverted. He hasn't actually been forgiven for his abandonment by anyone; most others are either preoccupied or too pragmatic to force the issue. The exceptions are in no position to do anything, though.)
The Exile (Self-imposed, and it didn't last. He wishes it did.)
Failure Knight (He abandoned his House and his home after making a mockery of himself. He hasn't forgotten.)
Tyrant Takes the Helm (He stole the Alderamini throne by setting up the entire electorate, and then using their families as bargaining chips before coldly disposing of them. The electorate, that is, not the families. Many other key figures seem to be brainwashed.)
The Usual Adversaries (Joseph was tired of the centuries-old antagonism between Alderamin and Mirfak, and made it a priority to end it. If only the desire had been mutual.)
While Rome Burns (He abandoned his House after making a very public, very reputation-ruining, mistake. House Savoie was lucky enough to see the return of Philippe soon afterwards, but it's not something that anyone will be forgetting soon. His brothers especially have it in for him.)
Put on a Bus (When House Nagendra collapsed, Philippe panicked and ran to House Valeria, hoping to join another power bloc before the Dominion set their sights on Alderamin. He was held captive for more than a galactic year before he escaped.)
Knight Templar Big Brother: While not technically the oldest of the Glenn siblings, he's the most level-headed, responsible, and devoted to his family. And he's absolutely furious about Constantine's latest stunt.
Crazy-Prepared: When the forces of another House attempted to kidnap him, he had the foresight to have an undetectable android duplicate ready. This could have been considered an Ass Pull, except that it was foreshadowed in a previous RP thread.
Chessmaster Sidekick: (Usually long, black, leather boots.) Insanely competent in her role of spymistress and head of internal security.
The Mistress: Openly Joseph's mistress; goes to social events with him in place of his comatose wife.
Inadequate Inheritor: Lochie will take over the House when Joe kicks the bucket. He's not nearly ready. He makes hasty decisions, he's not cunning like Joe and most of all, his evil psionic genius daughter will ride him like a monkey rides a greyhound.
Oscar Quest (Aimee's younger son)
Four-Star Badass: Oscar is Marshal of the Quest armed forces, an honorary position. He was formerly CO of a regiment, but was kicked upstairs after being wounded in action one too many times. He's an incredibly skilled soldier and hand-to-hand fighter and inspiring to the men, but a little too fearless and reckless.
Jumped at the Call: Oh boy, did he ever. "You have the chance to fight monsters in Dreamspace with your friends, but if you screw up once, you're braindead. Also, you're thirteen." (Merest of pauses) "Where do I sign?"
Future Me Scares Me: An alternate future version of Iowerth was responsible for worldwide - maybe galaxywide - death and destruction. He went back to kill himself as a teenager so it wouldn't happen.
Abiel Quest (Lochlannach's second son)Saeko Quest (Lochlannach's second wife)
Took a Level in Badass: Selected as Lochie's second wife because she was meek and submissive and unlikely to take off and leave the galaxy like his first wife. But then she joined the Void Engineers. So much for that idea.
Dark Secret: Something out of the ordinary happened during her Void Engineer training, but nobody is talking about it.
Gethsemane Quest (Lochlannach's daughter)
Enfant Terrible: Psionic super-genius prodigy taken under the wing of the Void Lord.
Fan Disservice After much pressure to reveal what Lunarian Vampires would look like, the Author decided that he would shrink the ears (and the curves), give them the standard hair and skin coloration, give them the fangs and red eyes... and thin wing membranes under each arm.
The Mafia Before they became Vampires, they were this. There are still some hold over practices.
Weapon of Choice Higher ups, security forces and covert operatives use knives and Thompson Submachine guns (no, it doesn't make sense). The elite knights in the military use swords and knives almost exclusively, while their less elite human counterparts use bolt action (though very powerful) rifles.
Bad Ass Normal Jumps his way through a construction site sustaining any injuries, took on around fifty psychic power armored troopers, and may have even killed some.
Smoking Is Cool While preparing to escape from the compound, he lights up while grabbing his weapon. See's his evac get blown up? Time for a smoke. Surrounded on all sides, with heavy weapons chipping away at your cover? Give him a sec, he's getting his lighter.
The United Federation of People's Republics
Dirty Commies: Pretty much the entire reason for their existence.
Theme Naming: House Gagarin fits its creator's trifecta of criteria for a good Imperium Nova house name - cool-sounding, historically relevant to the concept, and somehow space-related. Bonus points for starting with a G.
Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Parliament of the United Federation of People's Republics and General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Total Democratic Party of the United Federation of People's Republics Viktor Gagarin
Evil Overlord: Intended to be an amalgamation of Stalin and Kim Il-sung.