troperville

tools

toys


main index

Narrative

Genre

Media

Topical Tropes

Other Categories

TV Tropes Org
random
YMMV: Destroyermen
  • Magnificent Bastard: Again, Silva. He has a habit of dealing out a ridiculously appropriate (and often over the top) lesson and/or punishment to anyone he thinks needs one. For example: one sailor is mocking the coxswain who has become terrified of the sea since arriving in the new world (for very good reason, and the coxswain continues to do his job despite being humiliated by his own fear). Silva's response? To pull the pin on the chain the mocking sailor was leaning against, leaving him to go tumbling over the side and only save himself by grabbing the chain. Afterward, he's afraid of the water.
    • His "prank" on Chack (a Lemurian who joins the Americans on Walker): Silva proclaims Chack's sister to be his wife...and she goes along with it! Poor Chack was this close to murdering Silva when that happened.
  • Moral Event Horizon:
    • That racist asshole who raped a 'Cat in book two. Walker's other enlisted men lynch him for it.
    • Walter Billingsley wades into this territory when he abducts Rebecca, Sandra, Sister Audrey, Silva, and Lawrence and blows up the dock's fuel reserves, killing 17 people. He steps up a notch by ordering the captain of the Ajax to fire upon two Lemurian ships because the female Lemurian captain of the frigate dared to speak to him and concocts a plan to "dispose" of all hostages but Rebecca and have the captain and the men loyal to him executed by a Kangaroo Court for "firing upon a defenseless ship". His death comes courtesy of Silva setting Ajax's powder magazine up to explode.
  • Nightmare Fuel: At the climax of book one, Matt and his crew team up with the Lemurians to board a Grik ship. The battle is horrific enough (though not without several badass exploits from humans and Lemurians alike), but then everyone goes belowdecks and find a "brig" where Lemurian captives are being butchered alive for food, and the survivors are Forced to Watch.

random
TV Tropes by TV Tropes Foundation, LLC is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available from thestaff@tvtropes.org.
Privacy Policy
3622
31