Fanfic / Trololo BTSI
by GundamChief is a Battletech
fanfic with some Mega Crossover
"Blessed" with a Hunter
, GundamChief is charged by a Random Omnipotent Being with trolling
the Inner Sphere for his amusement and some reward. Starting point: The Draconis Combine...
This fanfic contains examples of:
- Ace Custom: The SI's Hunter is becoming this. Pretty commonplace in general when it comes to Battletech.
- Action Girl: Myria, a Draconis Combine Mechwarrior, is a badass whether she's piloting her mech or fighting with a sword, in addition to being the only fundamentally decent person in her entire lance, and quite a looker to boot.
- Big Damn Heroes: The SI's interruption of the execution.
- Bottomless Magazines: Subtly invoked by the SI. With the Point system in place, the SI can technically have as much ammunition he needs, so long as he has the points for it. The same applies to fuel and repairs to his equipment. As of yet, only a few characters have noticed things being "off" despite the amount of craziness usually involved with the SI. For the most part, everyone assumes the SI has either a whole regiment of helpers aiding him unseen or foresaw the need so far ahead of time that it appears as if it were planned all along.
- David Vs Goliath: The SI's Heavy Gear is tiny compared to the mechs fielded by the Inner Sphere, but is capable of hitting well above its weight.
- Disproportionate Retribution: When the SI escapes from the Combine's security forces after forcing a local news station to broadcast a recording of an extremely offensive cartoon that mocks their head of state Takashi Kurita, everyone working there as well as their families are sentenced to death by the local military forces after the man himself orders the SI's death and that of his accomplices. This in spite of the fact that he was holding them at gunpoint, and had no idea what was on the disk he gave them. The SI is not amused.
- Do Not Adjust Your Set: ROB is capable of overriding every video screen and HPG station in the Inner Sphere to show the SI's antics, and it's driving ComStar up the wall.
- Dramatic Drop: In Entry 33 Part 2, Jamie Wolf drops his coffee mug after the SI's Hunter takes on an Archer and Stalker in open combat and destroys the latter.
- Driven to Suicide: Several characters from the Draconis Combine mention that if it hadn't been for Myria's actions showing there was still honor to be had in their nation, then Takeshi Kurita might well have committed seppuku out of shame.
- Expy: Invoked. The SI's appearance is modeled after The Stig, and is even called that in-universe thanks to ROB shenanigans.
- Giant Space Flea from Nowhere: The SI is the flea, in the spirit if not the letter of the trope. There aren't any Combat Ultralites around, so the tiny-in-comparison Hunter is completely out of left field. Doesn't stop it from being incredibly effective in combat though.
- Guile Hero: It's how the SI stays alive.
- Heroic Mime: The SI communicates through signs, sound bites, and music. He never actually speaks.
- Hilarity Ensues: Dear sweet Jesus, does it ever! The SI's exploits are gut-bustingly hilarious, and it looks like he fully intends to keep topping himself.
- Instant Expert: One of the many things possible with the Points system the ROB set up. First used with Melee combat skills.
- Mini-Mecha: The Hunter of course.
- Misplaced Retribution: As mentioned under Disproportionate Retribution, the execution. Not only do the local forces not care that the people working at that broadcasting station had been forced to play the SI's recording at gunpoint, they also sentence their families to death along with them. It makes the SI interrupting the execution and subsequent wrecking of everyone involved all the sweeter.
- Normal Fish in a Tiny Pond/Outside-Context Problem: A bizarre mix of the two. A Hunter is not top-end stuff for Heavy Gear, but the things it can do for its light mass are beyond what the Inner Sphere is currently capable of.
- Oh Crap!: Chou, when he learns that his duplicity was broadcast across the entire Inner Sphere, thereby humiliating his head of state and the entire Draconis Combine, realizes that even if he were to survive his current situation (i.e. fucked), there would be no escaping the Combine's State Sec or what they would do to him for his treachery.
- Pet the Dog: Takashi Kurita, when he learns the details of the SI's intervention with the aforementioned execution. He gives everyone that was slated to be executed an official pardon, and orders everyone in the chain of command who helped carry it out stripped of their titles and posessions before sentencing them to death for their actions.
- Point Build System: ROB allows the SI to use one to even the odds he's forced to face. With it the SI can increase attributes, increase skills, or just to buy items allowed to him. Of course he has to earn those points.
- Poor Communication Kills: When Takashi Kurita ordered the deaths of the SI and his nonexistent accomplices, he meant the support personnel that would be necessary for the SI to carry out his actions. He had not meant it as "execute the people working in the broadcast station as well as their families," and was most displeased to learn local forces had interpreted his order that way.
- Public Execution
- Revenge by Proxy: The execution, also Disproportionate Retribution and Misplaced Retribution. Ordering the poor news workers executed for broadcasting something at gunpoint? Par for the course in the Draconis Combine, but the SI won't let that happen. Executing their families as well? That goes beyond the pale, and there was no mercy to be had.
- Taking You with Me: When Chou reveals his betrayal and plan to murder her while making it look like the SI's fault, Myria decides that he's not going to survive the ensuing firefight.
- Tranquil Fury: Takashi Kurita, after watching the live broadcast of the fight between the SI, Chou, and Myria. It's surprisingly hilarious.
Takashi Kurita was angry. Takashi Kurita was so very angry. Takashi Kurita was in fact so angry that he’d entered a new state of rage that he’d never thought possible. Despite the lethal, burning fury that burned in his heart that one would think would drive any man to a rabid, sputtering madness, he was in fact, perfectly calm. It was as if he’d reached the Zen of Rage, a twisted form of enlightenment, a state of perfect oneness with his fury.
- Troll: The entire reason that the ROB dumped the SI in the Inner Sphere, and he's damn good at it.
- Unlockable Content: Within the point system is a list of licenses for various settings. These licenses each give the SI full access to everything that setting has to offer, provided he has the points for the items first. The settings the licenses are Crimson Skies, Gear Krieg, Mekton, Jovian Chronicles, Core Command, Renegade Legion, Star Trek: The Original Series, Armored Trooper VOTOMS, Three licenses that represent higher levels in Battletech, and a minor license for Rifts iconic Glitter Boy. He also, as the result of a throwaway joke, gained access to the license that would allow him to purchase and pilot Metal Gears.
- Villainous B.S.O.D.: Takashi Kurita has one when the SI's broadcast of his "duel" with the commander of Nowhere's local forces and the jackass' subsequent actions reveal the endemic corruption and hypocrisy of the Draconis Combine in front of the entire Inner Sphere. It makes him seriously question if he's any good as a leader, and then resolve to purge the Combine of its corrupt elements, and he intends to make sure he gets it right this time.
- Yandere: Oh god, Romano Liao.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Myria's hair is dyed green.