YMMV: Quentyn Quinn, Space Ranger

  • Anvilicious:
    • While the comic raises some points about The Federation, it does get grating after a while and seems to offer absolutely no points showing the good things that they do, making them a strawman to beat upon.
    • Ditto the "government bad" theme in the Coldest Equations arc.
    • Gets outright ridiculous in the Kallifrax arc - the comic basically assumes that economics theories that have been vindicated for decades on Earth would somehow lead to societal collapse, and the genocidal Kallifrax subculture that gets nuked is a pretty obvious Expy of Iran.
  • Critical Research Failure: During the Coldest Equations arc, "how much does the pilot's chair weigh?" is treated as an Armor-Piercing Question. However, even a cursory glance at the source material shows that the pilot had no means of stripping out any unnecessary weight/none of the weight was unnecessary.
  • Marty Stu: The main character. He's nearly unbeatable; smarter and saner than almost anyone else; and never, ever wrong, no matter what. Of course, unlike his ancestor, Quentyn had to go through a rigorous training program to become a ranger. It's stated in the opening that rangers are essentially considered elite professionals: best trained, best equipped, the cream of the crop of all the forces of the empire. They have to be in order to operate pretty much independently for extended periods in potentially hostile environments. It helps if you consider the main character as the sci-fi equivalent of a Green Beret, a Navy Seal, or a Spetsnaz.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Whatever the ambassadors did, the Confidantine considers it unforgivable enough to stretch her oath of secrecy), and it appears Quentyn agrees.
  • Nightmare Fuel: The And I Must Scream fate of the neural templates.
  • What Might Have Been: The Federation arc was originally going to be a good deal longer, but the readers' complaints regarding some of the Author Tract tendencies led to a shortening of the story. Thus, the readers never got to see Babbage (Data) confronted about his creator's obvious shortcomings in the software and design departments, nor Lothario (Riker) getting a brief analysis of his sexual mores. (This was well after Riker had sex with a neuter...) To say nothing of the far-too-familiar-to-Trekkies argument regarding why Geordi needs a VISOR. Ironically, some readers believe they would have complained far less if the Author Tract had eventually moved on to these potentially-more-entertaining scenarios.