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* {{Badass}}: Any canon character will at some point do something badass. So far the all-time champion, however, is Chrono Harlaown, who channeled his first-season skill at smackdowns into taking down a [[PersonOfMassDestruction Reinforce]].


* ElsewhereFic / AlternateUniverseFic: The basic premise to start is very much that of an ElsewhereFic, with the main characters being thin on the ground for the first few chapters. The events of Soundstage X played out offscreen for ''In The Service'' but onscreen (with additions) for ''A Numbered Existence''. However ''Manga/ViVid'' is unlikely to look anything like normal considering Vivio's new sword (though references to Einheart have been made), and Force is totally derailed: Isis Eaglet's a Combat Cyborg, Thoma Avenir's big sister figure is [[EmotionlessGirl Sette]] rather than Subaru. The Huckebein appeared early to try and beat the Bureau before it shifted to a war footing, but lost: most of them were killed by the Numbers, with Arnage and Veyron alive and in hiding.

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* ElsewhereFic / AlternateUniverseFic: The basic premise to start is very much that of an ElsewhereFic, with the main characters being thin on the ground for the first few chapters. The events of Soundstage X played out offscreen for ''In The Service'' but onscreen (with additions) for ''A Numbered Existence''. However ''Manga/ViVid'' ''Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaViVid'' is unlikely to look anything like normal considering Vivio's new sword (though references to Einheart have been made), and Force is totally derailed: Isis Eaglet's a Combat Cyborg, Thoma Avenir's big sister figure is [[EmotionlessGirl Sette]] rather than Subaru. The Huckebein appeared early to try and beat the Bureau before it shifted to a war footing, but lost: most of them were killed by the Numbers, with Arnage and Veyron alive and in hiding.


In the post [[NanohaStrikerS StrikerS]] world, the Bureau has a lot of cleanup to do, and it's left to the little people to do it with help from the series' main characters where possible. At least until someone starts unleashing Wolkenritter clones. From there, things go progressively downhill until the Bureau finds itself at war against a group that identifies itself as the old Belkan Empire, whom the Bureau dubs New Belka.

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In the post [[NanohaStrikerS [[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikers StrikerS]] world, the Bureau has a lot of cleanup to do, and it's left to the little people to do it with help from the series' main characters where possible. At least until someone starts unleashing Wolkenritter clones. From there, things go progressively downhill until the Bureau finds itself at war against a group that identifies itself as the old Belkan Empire, whom the Bureau dubs New Belka.


** Signumís epithets mentioned by Uno. ''Se Ytruck Gjinchar'' and ''Va Frenchek'' are references to Auroran ship types from [[EscapeVelocity Escape Velocity Nova]].

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** Signumís epithets mentioned by Uno. ''Se Ytruck Gjinchar'' and ''Va Frenchek'' are references to Auroran ship types from [[EscapeVelocity [[VideoGame/EscapeVelocity Escape Velocity Nova]].

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* SpiritualAntithesis: The story is a reaction to the more common [=NanoFate=] fluff.


* NoEnding: [[WordOfGod Samuel's story is essentially over, and with it any way to use him to explore the canon characters that does not feel forced. Who lives and who dies, in the end? I don't know. I don't really feel I should.]]

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* NoEnding: [[WordOfGod Samuel's "Samuel's story is essentially over, and with it any way to use him to explore the canon characters that does not feel forced. Who lives and who dies, in the end? I don't know. I don't really feel I should.]]"]]


Please bear with the author while he sorts this page out for further examples and occasionally drops spoilers for future chapters by mistake.

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Please bear with the author The set of stories is now finished [[WordOfGod and while he sorts this page out there is plenty of room for further examples and occasionally drops spoilers for future chapters by mistake.
a sequel, none is currently planned.]]


** ''Peace Is Not Tranquility'' is an extended reference to one of the author's favorite scenes from ''Series/{{CSI}}'': the ending scene S1E05 "Friends and Lovers". Wendi and Nove quote the lines of Warrick Brown and Gil Grissom when they converse, and Nove's extended match against Zafira is treated as the same sort of cathartic/cleansing scene as Grissom's ride on the rollercoaster. [[WordOfGod If it had been possible to play the last 1:48 of Grissom's Overture over that chapter to make it more like the scene being referenced, that would have been done too.]]

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** ''Peace Is Not Tranquility'' is an extended reference to one of the author's favorite scenes from ''Series/{{CSI}}'': the ending scene S1E05 [=S1E05=] "Friends and Lovers". Wendi and Nove quote the lines of Warrick Brown and Gil Grissom when they converse, and Nove's extended match against Zafira is treated as the same sort of cathartic/cleansing scene as Grissom's ride on the rollercoaster. [[WordOfGod If it had been possible to play the last 1:48 of Grissom's Overture over that chapter to make it more like the scene being referenced, that would have been done too.]]


* NoEnding: [[WordOfGod: Samuel's story is essentially over, and with it any way to use him to explore the canon characters that does not feel forced. Who lives and who dies, in the end? I don't know. I don't really feel I should.]]

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* NoEnding: [[WordOfGod: [[WordOfGod Samuel's story is essentially over, and with it any way to use him to explore the canon characters that does not feel forced. Who lives and who dies, in the end? I don't know. I don't really feel I should.]]

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* NoEnding: [[WordOfGod: Samuel's story is essentially over, and with it any way to use him to explore the canon characters that does not feel forced. Who lives and who dies, in the end? I don't know. I don't really feel I should.]]


* ShoutOut: Signumís epithets mentioned by Uno. ''Se Ytruck Gjinchar'' and ''Va Frenchek'' are references to Auroran ship types from [[EscapeVelocity Escape Velocity Nova]].

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut
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Signumís epithets mentioned by Uno. ''Se Ytruck Gjinchar'' and ''Va Frenchek'' are references to Auroran ship types from [[EscapeVelocity Escape Velocity Nova]].Nova]].
** ''Peace Is Not Tranquility'' is an extended reference to one of the author's favorite scenes from ''Series/{{CSI}}'': the ending scene S1E05 "Friends and Lovers". Wendi and Nove quote the lines of Warrick Brown and Gil Grissom when they converse, and Nove's extended match against Zafira is treated as the same sort of cathartic/cleansing scene as Grissom's ride on the rollercoaster. [[WordOfGod If it had been possible to play the last 1:48 of Grissom's Overture over that chapter to make it more like the scene being referenced, that would have been done too.]]


** The Huckebein find that shooting Combat Cyborgs is not an effective method of stopping someone with armor plate beneath the skin.

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*** Note, however, that Otto was being engaged with dual automatic Belkan-era anti-tank guns, courtesy of a Marriage-resurrected Due.
** The Huckebein find that shooting Combat Cyborgs is not an effective method of stopping someone with armor plate beneath the skin.


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* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: Al-Faddil's trademark finisher when using lethal force is to stab someone, then fire off an attack spell inside them. Even Psycho!Wolkenritter die instantly to that.


* DivideByZero: Steelheart's Deathblow function creates a small dimensional cataclysm. This is about as dangerous and uncontrollable as it sounds.


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* RealityBreakingParadox: Steelheart's Deathblow function creates a small dimensional cataclysm. This is about as dangerous and uncontrollable as it sounds.


* TheAlcatraz: Orbital Penal Complexes. Prisoners are separated from direct human contact unless they require medical attention; conversations with guards, other prison staff, or visitors is by hologram. Each individual cell is a self-contained unit that has its own power, air recycling, and water recycling systems, as well as no actual physical entrance or exit; prisoners are teleported in and out, as is their food or any other physical object. At least one passage implies that the cells can also be depressurized and vented to space if the staff feel it necessary, and prisoners never know which of the walls of their cell lead to other cells, the main complex, or [[ContinuousDecompression hard vacuum]]. They are reserved for people who are considered to pose a continuing danger to the safety of others. Release is possible, usually after intensive therapy, but far from certain.
* TheAloner: Last Post Station is an Orbital Penal Complex on steroids, explicitly designed so that prisoners will never see another living being or hear their voice; they're knocked out with gas dispensers in their cell's air systems and then kept sedated if it's ever required to directly interact with them, and they're not permitted indirect interactions like holograms or even ''letters''. Last Post is kept as the ultimate option for people who cannot possibly be rehabilitated, so it is rare for someone sent there to not already be criminally insane, but the experience is implied to render most prisoners completely unable to function in time.
** Unlike the Orbital Penal Complexes, prisoners know which wall of their cell is the one facing the main complex because they can have a holographic projection of the outside of their cell at any time. This is done to demonstrate that Last Post, situated far out between a pair of galactic arms, is several thousand light-years from anything; it is ''literally'' as far from any bright and kind place as the Bureau can remove someone.

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* TheAlcatraz: Orbital Penal Complexes. Prisoners are separated from direct human contact unless they require medical attention; conversations with guards, other prison staff, or visitors conversation is by hologram. Each individual cell is a self-contained unit that has its own power, air recycling, and water recycling systems, as well as no actual physical entrance or exit; prisoners are teleported in and out, as is their food or any other physical object. At least one passage implies that the cells can also be depressurized and vented to space if the staff feel it necessary, and prisoners never know which of the walls of their cell lead to other cells, the main complex, or [[ContinuousDecompression hard vacuum]]. They are reserved for people who are considered to pose a continuing danger to the safety of others. Release is possible, usually after intensive therapy, but far from certain.
* TheAloner: Last Post Station is an Orbital Penal Complex on steroids, explicitly designed so that prisoners will never see another living being or hear their voice; they're knocked out with gas dispensers in their cell's air systems and then kept sedated if it's ever required to directly interact with them, and they're not permitted indirect interactions like holograms or even ''letters''. Last Post is kept as the ultimate option for people who cannot possibly be rehabilitated, so it is rare for someone sent there to not already be criminally insane, but the experience is implied to render most prisoners completely unable to function in time.
rehabilitated.
** Unlike the Orbital Penal Complexes, prisoners know which wall of their cell is the one facing the main complex because they can have a holographic projection of the outside of their cell at any time. This is done to demonstrate that Last Post, situated far out between a pair of galactic arms, is several thousand light-years from anything; it is ''literally'' as far from any bright and kind place as the Bureau can remove someone.someone.


* ChekhovsGun: Reaching all the way back to the last few canon episodes, the Einherial installations that Jail's Numbers knocked out to clear the way for the Cradle are finally used.
* ChekhovsGunman: A number of them remain unfired.
** Quoth Tre: "Jail knows something."
** Drei, a magic-sealed Reinforce copy the Bureau found while trying to find out where the Rogue Wolkenritter came from.

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* ChekhovsGun: Reaching all the way back to the last few canon episodes, the Einherial installations that Jail's Numbers knocked out to clear the way for the Cradle are finally used.
* ChekhovsGunman: A number of them remain unfired.
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Quoth Tre: "Jail knows something."
** Drei, a magic-sealed Reinforce copy the Bureau found while trying to find out where the Rogue Wolkenritter came from.
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** Combat Cyborgs take CombatPragmatist to a whole other level if lethal force has been authorized, as they take few chances. If you are still breathing and unsurrendered, you are a valid target for anything that can be done to you.



** It's noted a couple times that Combat Cyborgs have an inborn tendency to act like this trope applies to everyone [[ProperlyParanoid just to make sure]]; give a Combat Cyborg a blade and they will keep stabbing someone as long as that person is roughly vertical, often resulting in five or six wounds where only one was actually needed. At least a couple of Cyborgs mention how much they've struggled to "unlearn" this behavior.

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** It's noted a couple times that Combat Cyborgs have an inborn tendency to act like this trope applies to everyone [[ProperlyParanoid just to make sure]]; give a Combat Cyborg a blade and they will keep stabbing someone as long as that person is roughly vertical, often resulting in five or six wounds where only one was actually needed. At least a couple of Cyborgs mention how much they've struggled to "unlearn" this behavior.needed.



* GenderIsNoObject: Inherited from the canon, but played way, way up. Characters used to Earthly militaries and the problems of gender integration there ask how the Bureau deals with such problems. They get blank stares; the Bureau inherited its GenderIsNoObject traditions from organizations that had them for hundreds or thousands of years. Integration problems don't ''happen'' anymore.
** One Earthborn character notes to a visitor from that planet that the Bureau regards gender discrimination as something akin to a mental illness.

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* GenderIsNoObject: Inherited from the canon, but played way, way up. Characters used The Bureau has been gender-integrated for longer than it's actually existed, with its integration going back to organizations before it. Gender integration issues faced by Earthly militaries and simply do not exist for the problems of gender integration there ask how the Bureau deals with such problems. They get blank stares; the Bureau inherited its GenderIsNoObject traditions from organizations that had them for hundreds or thousands of years. Integration problems don't ''happen'' anymore.
** One Earthborn character notes to a visitor from that planet that the Bureau regards gender discrimination as something akin to a mental illness.
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** Levantine can be used to start fires. In a similar vein Agito makes a reference to lighting candles.

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** Levantine can be used to start fires. In a similar vein Agito makes a reference to lighting candles.



** The NuclearWeaponsTaboo is so strong that it's kept even the more astute characters from asking why New Belkan ships carry nuclear missiles but can't launch enough of them at one time to actually make a difference ship-to-ship. [[FridgeHorror The truth is their missile tubes are meant for planetary bombardment.]]



* PortalCut: Shamal's evil twins have developed this into an offensive art form, but she herself has been consistently reluctant to use it that way. Yuuno probably could as well, but has yet to demonstrate.

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* PortalCut: Shamal's evil twins have developed this into an offensive art form, but she herself has been consistently reluctant and several times attempt to use it that way. Yuuno probably could as well, but has yet to demonstrate.portal people into several pieces.



* RealLifeWritesThePlot: The early 2011 events of the Middle East protests and the Sendai Earthquake coupled with the threatened nuclear reactors just now happened under the TSAB's watch.
** The Bureau sends a single starship to the Korean Peninsula after Kim Jong Il's death with an express commitment to prevent a North Korean first strike. Another is noted to be monitoring the Syrian civil war.
* RedBaron: The Immortal Order, not knowing the names of their opponents, tag a number of the main characters in this fashion.
** Yuuno is "Touch of Death" for his preferred anti-IO tactic of using a touched-based teleportation to bury someone about 100 feet down.
** Chrono is "Insolent Fiend" after beating a Reinforce while insulting her.
** Nanoha is "Harsh Mercy" for the fact she will give them an opportunity to flee, but if they fail to take it then quickly destroy them.
** Sette is "Bladed Forest" for her Inherent Skill's ability to generate and control at a distance many blades.
** Samuel al-Faddil apparently is a divisive subject among them, as he has ''two'' nicknames. One is "Quiet of the Grave" for his habit of facing opponents in silence to the point that only his Device says the attack names, which is quite the opposite from most people in the original Nanoha shows. The other is apparently quite insulting; Sette, who learned the names from a prisoner, refuses to repeat it.

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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: The early 2011 events of the Middle East protests and the Sendai Earthquake coupled with the threatened nuclear reactors just now happened under the TSAB's watch.
** The
watch. It's implied the Arab Spring was considerably worse because some of the involved countries denied the existence of the Bureau sends a single starship to the Korean Peninsula and Belkans even after Kim Jong Il's death with an express commitment to prevent a North Korean first strike. Another is noted to be monitoring the Syrian civil war.
* RedBaron: The Immortal Order, not knowing the names of their opponents, tag a number of the main characters in this fashion.
** Yuuno is "Touch of Death" for his preferred anti-IO tactic of using a touched-based teleportation to bury someone about 100 feet down.
** Chrono is "Insolent Fiend" after beating a Reinforce while insulting her.
** Nanoha is "Harsh Mercy" for the fact she will give them an opportunity to flee, but if they fail to take it then quickly destroy them.
** Sette is "Bladed Forest" for her Inherent Skill's ability to generate and control at a distance many blades.
** Samuel al-Faddil apparently is a divisive subject among them, as he has ''two'' nicknames. One is "Quiet of the Grave" for his habit of facing opponents in silence to the point that only his Device says the
Belkan attack names, which is quite on the opposite from most people Bureau Embassy in the original Nanoha shows. The other is apparently quite insulting; Sette, who learned the names from a prisoner, refuses to repeat it.New York.



** Combat Cyborgs are "Gizmo" as a play on the already existent "Gadget" to describe Jail's other tools. The Bureau eventually classes units as "gizmo", "norm", and "cloud" for Combat Cyborgs, humans with no or only biological augmentation, and Wolkenritter. Flight-capable is indicated by an "-f".

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** Combat Cyborgs are "Gizmo" sometimes called "Gizmos" as a play on the already existent "Gadget" to describe Jail's other tools. The Bureau eventually classes units as "gizmo", "norm", and "cloud" for Combat Cyborgs, humans with no or only biological augmentation, and Wolkenritter. Flight-capable is indicated by an "-f". main contribution to warfare, the Gadget drones.



** The Bureau, by contrast, uses the standard American salute.

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** The Bureau, by contrast, uses the standard American salute. Bureau's salute is never described, so it's unknown what they do.



* TeleFrag: Another offensive use of Shamal's and Yuuno's powers that they're reluctant to show off.
** Or were: Yuuno has apparently gotten over his reluctance.

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* TeleFrag: Another offensive use of Shamal's and Yuuno's powers that they're reluctant to show off.
** Or were:
Yuuno has apparently gotten over his reluctance.tends to deal with Wolkenritter opponents by teleporting them into solid objects.



* WhoWantsToLiveForever: Both Shamal and Vita are very upset to discover they'll live on if Hayate dies.

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