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** Wake in general employs agents from almost all of their species, spanning the entire gender spectrum(s).
** Nävis' [[FaunsAndSatyrs foat-like-ish]] friend Bassachy knows how to drive a Tank-Mech, is an excellent racer, and a Wake infiltrator.



* ObviouslyEvil: Yiarhu-kah -- a hunched, LeanAndMean alien with a deep red skin and white carapace that makes him look like a cross between a praying mantis and a human skeleton, covered with SpikesOfVillainy which he can shoot at people. Subverted with [[spoiler:the last of the Yiarhu-Kah, who has a much deeper sense of honour and morality ever since he was [[ItMakesSenseInContext beheaded in battle]]. He also states that his brothers had lost their ways.]]
* OffWithHisHead: Many and varied. Of special note is Yiarhu-kah, whose hand-mounted teleportation device allows him to PortalCut his victims' heads open, sending their still living brains to his bosses' secret lab.

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* ObviouslyEvil: The Yiarhu-kah -- a hunched, LeanAndMean alien aliens with a deep red skin and white carapace that makes him make them look like a cross between a praying mantis and a human skeleton, covered with SpikesOfVillainy which he they can shoot at people. Subverted with [[spoiler:the last of the Yiarhu-Kah, who looks almost the same except for the spikes, but has a much deeper sense of honour and morality ever since he was [[ItMakesSenseInContext beheaded in battle]]. He also states that his brothers had lost their ways.]]
* OddlyNamedSequel2ElectricBoogaloo: Volume 5's title looks like [[https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/67/Sillage_Wake_nr_5_Alien_language.svg this]]. It is someties transcripted as "'J.VJ,..'\", and an [[AllThereInTheManual outside source]] stated that it means "My life for my kin".
* OffWithHisHead: Many and varied. Of special note is the Yiarhu-kah, whose hand-mounted teleportation device allows him to PortalCut his victims' heads open, sending their still living brains to his bosses' secret lab.



** Exaggerated for Yiarhu-kah .

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** Exaggerated for Yiarhu-kah .the Yiarhu-kahs.



* ShroudedInMyth: Yiarhu-kah and his species.

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* ShroudedInMyth: Yiarhu-kah and his The whole Yiarhu-Kah species.

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* NoGravityForYou : Pops up from time to time, since most ships use ArtificialGravity. Nävis was trained to remain efficient even in those conditions.
* ObviouslyEvil: Yiarhu-kah -- a hunched, LeanAndMean alien with a deep red skin and white carapace that makes him look like a cross between a praying mantis and a human skeleton, covered with SpikesOfVillainy which he can shoot at people.
** Subverted with [[spoiler: the last of the Yiarhu-Kah, who has a much deeper sense of honour and morality ever since he was [[ItMakesSenseInContext beheaded in battle]]. He also states that his brothers had lost their ways.]]

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* NoGravityForYou : NoGravityForYou: Pops up from time to time, since most ships use ArtificialGravity. Nävis was trained to remain efficient even in those conditions.
* ObviouslyEvil: Yiarhu-kah -- a hunched, LeanAndMean alien with a deep red skin and white carapace that makes him look like a cross between a praying mantis and a human skeleton, covered with SpikesOfVillainy which he can shoot at people.
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people. Subverted with [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the last of the Yiarhu-Kah, who has a much deeper sense of honour and morality ever since he was [[ItMakesSenseInContext beheaded in battle]]. He also states that his brothers had lost their ways.]]


* TheRevolutionWillNotBeVilified: One of Nävis's missions takes her to a planet that (superficially) resembles Russia in the early 20th century, where she infiltrates a group of idealistic revolutionaries.

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* TheRevolutionWillNotBeVilified: One of Nävis's missions takes her to a planet that (superficially) resembles Russia in the something between early 20th century, century Russia and late 19th century France, where she infiltrates a group of idealistic revolutionaries.



* SchizoTech: Nävis lives in a treehouse in a spaceship.

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* SchizoTech: Nävis lives in a treehouse in a spaceship. Yannsei uses [[KnifeNut bladed weapons]] more often than blasters.


** [[MilestoneCelebration Book 20]] [[spoiler: reveals that Nävis is a "Whipe", an entire ServantRace of "imperfect" humans who are dedicated to labour and warfare.spoiler/]]

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** [[MilestoneCelebration Book 20]] [[spoiler: reveals that Nävis is a "Whipe", an entire ServantRace of "imperfect" humans who are dedicated to labour and warfare.spoiler/]]]]



** Subverted with [[spoiler: the last of the Yiarhu-Kah, who has a much deeper sense of honour and morality ever since he was [[ItMakesSenseInContext beheaded in battle]]. He also states that his brothers had lost their ways. spoiler/]]

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** Subverted with [[spoiler: the last of the Yiarhu-Kah, who has a much deeper sense of honour and morality ever since he was [[ItMakesSenseInContext beheaded in battle]]. He also states that his brothers had lost their ways. spoiler/]]]]



** Book 14 brings in [[spoiler: The [[AlwaysABiggerFish Supra-Directory]], who are this on a bigger scale and to whom the whole Constituante responds.spoiler/]]

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** Book 14 brings in [[spoiler: The [[AlwaysABiggerFish Supra-Directory]], who are this on a bigger scale and to whom the whole Constituante responds.spoiler/]]]]

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** Book 14 brings in [[spoiler: The [[AlwaysABiggerFish Supra-Directory]], who are this on a bigger scale and to whom the whole Constituante responds.spoiler/]]

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** By book 17, there is ''really'' only [[spoiler: one single last Yiarhu-Kah living in the whole universe. And by book 19, he's dying.]]


* NoGravityForYou
* ObviouslyEvil: Yiarhu-kah -- a hunched, LeanAndMean alien with deep red skin and white carapace that makes him look like a cross between a ptaying mantis and a human skeleton, covered with SpikesOfVillainy which he can shoot at people.

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* NoGravityForYou
NoGravityForYou : Pops up from time to time, since most ships use ArtificialGravity. Nävis was trained to remain efficient even in those conditions.
* ObviouslyEvil: Yiarhu-kah -- a hunched, LeanAndMean alien with a deep red skin and white carapace that makes him look like a cross between a ptaying praying mantis and a human skeleton, covered with SpikesOfVillainy which he can shoot at people.people.
** Subverted with [[spoiler: the last of the Yiarhu-Kah, who has a much deeper sense of honour and morality ever since he was [[ItMakesSenseInContext beheaded in battle]]. He also states that his brothers had lost their ways. spoiler/]]


* KarmicDeath: [[spoiler:Princhard]] from book 4, ''Gearing Up''. He recognises the trope and mocks it with his dying breath.

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* KarmicDeath: [[spoiler:Princhard]] from book 4, 3, ''Gearing Up''. He recognises the trope and mocks it with his dying breath.

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** [[MilestoneCelebration Book 20]] [[spoiler: reveals that Nävis is a "Whipe", an entire ServantRace of "imperfect" humans who are dedicated to labour and warfare.spoiler/]]


* CharacterDevelopment: At first innocent and naive, Nävis becomes increasingly jaded and cynical as she matures.

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* CharacterDevelopment: At first innocent and naive, Nävis becomes increasingly jaded and cynical as she matures.matures ; before progressively learning to not let go and [[TheAntiNihilist still hold onto her ideals]].


* BloodSport: In the penultimate book Nävis is forced to take part in a series of extremely dangerous illegal races, a large event in which the racers are dropped on random planets, trying to get the best time while avoiding the local police and civillain traffic, with extra points for pulling particularly crazy stunts.

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* BloodSport: In the penultimate 13th book Nävis is forced to take part in a series of extremely dangerous illegal races, a large event in which the racers are dropped on random planets, trying to get the best time while avoiding the local police and civillain civillian traffic, with extra points for pulling particularly crazy stunts.


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* ICantSenseTheirPresence: Nävis cannot be detected by psychic powers at all. This makes her useful as a spy.



* {{Jerkass}}: Enshu Atsukau in his first appearance. [[spoiler:Navi's male clone]] takes from him.

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* {{Jerkass}}: Enshu Atsukau in his first appearance. [[spoiler:Navi's [[spoiler:Nävis' male clone]] takes from him.


There are three spin-off series, but so far, none of them have been officially translated into English. ''Nävis'' has a humorous tone and [[SpinoffBabies deals with Nävis' childhood]]. ''Les Chroniques de Sillage (Wake's chronicles)'' is a series of short stories set between chapters of the main story. ''Sillage Premières Armes'' deals with Nävis' training to become a Sillage agent. There are also two art books, ''[=BlockBuster=]'' and ''1000 Nävis''.

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There are three spin-off series, but so far, none of them have been officially translated into English. ''Nävis'' has a humorous tone and [[SpinoffBabies deals with Nävis' childhood]]. ''Les Chroniques de Sillage (Wake's chronicles)'' is a series of short stories set between chapters of the main story. ''Sillage Premières Armes'' deals with Nävis' training to become a Sillage agent. There are also two art books, ''[=BlockBuster=]'' and ''1000 Nävis''.
Nävis'', which literally has 1000 images of Nävis.

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