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* AmericanEagle: The story is about an American BadassNormal superhero crimefighter who names himself "the American Eagle".

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The first novel from Australian author David Kachel, Legacy: The Tale of The American Eagle is a superhero/adventure novel starring a crimefighter known as the American Eagle.

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The first novel from Australian author David Kachel, Legacy: ''Legacy: The Tale of The American Eagle Eagle'' is a superhero/adventure novel starring a crimefighter known as the American Eagle.


* Super Villain: Apart from one mad scientist [[spoiler: who never met the hero]], this trope is Averted. The villains in the story start as street criminals, move up to mercenaries protecting poppy fields and culminate in said mad scientists random genetic experiments running loose on Goodspeed Island (though they have 'powers', their mental conditioning makes it unclear if they are aware of their own actions)

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* Super Villain: SuperVillain: Apart from one mad scientist [[spoiler: who never met the hero]], this trope is Averted. The villains in the story start as street criminals, move up to mercenaries protecting poppy fields and culminate in said mad scientists random genetic experiments running loose on Goodspeed Island (though they have 'powers', their mental conditioning makes it unclear if they are aware of their own actions)


The first novel from Australian author David Kachel, Legacy: The Tale of The American Eagle is a superhero/adventure novel starring Badass Normal crimefighter American Eagle.

Set in 1993, in a world with various superheroes, supervillains, innocent bystanders and all flavours of magic and science-fiction gadgetry, the novel follows the American Eagle. The Eagle is a man without powers who fights crime protects the people of St. Theodore with his natural athleticism, combat skills, a utility belt full of crimefighting gadgets and various allies, including [[KidSidekick Sparrow]].

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The first novel from Australian author David Kachel, Legacy: The Tale of The American Eagle is a superhero/adventure novel starring Badass Normal a crimefighter known as the American Eagle.

Set in 1993, in a world with various superheroes, supervillains, innocent bystanders and all flavours of magic and science-fiction gadgetry, the novel follows the American Eagle. The Eagle is a [[BadassNormal man without powers powers]] who fights crime and protects the people of St. Theodore with his natural athleticism, combat skills, a [[UtilityBelt utility belt belt]] full of crimefighting gadgets and various allies, including [[KidSidekick Sparrow]].


Set in 1993, in a world with various superheroes, supervillains, innocent bystanders and all flavours of magic and science-fiction gadgetry, the novel follows the American Eagle. The Eagle is a man without powers who fights crime protects the people of St. Theodore with his natural athleticism, combat skills, a utility belt full of crimefighting gadgets and various allies, including Kid Sidekick Sparrow.

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Set in 1993, in a world with various superheroes, supervillains, innocent bystanders and all flavours of magic and science-fiction gadgetry, the novel follows the American Eagle. The Eagle is a man without powers who fights crime protects the people of St. Theodore with his natural athleticism, combat skills, a utility belt full of crimefighting gadgets and various allies, including Kid Sidekick Sparrow.[[KidSidekick Sparrow]].


During this crusade, he meets various colorful characters and finds himself caught up in a conspiracy to alter the course of human history for the new millenium.

Originally published as a serialised story on Metahuman Press in 2009, and then as a novel in 2011, available here [[http://www.lulu.com/au/en/shop/david-kachel/legacy-the-tale-of-the-american-eagle/paperback/product-20489634.html]].

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During this crusade, he meets various colorful characters From arresting costumed criminals, and finds himself caught up in rubbing shoulders with street crime vigilantes, American Eagle will enter a conspiracy to alter world full of people and powers, a world where superheroes roam the course Earth, a world with a long history, and a dark future. And now he has become part of human history for the new millenium.that future, whether he likes it or not.

His crusade to protect humanity from the poisons of drugs, organised crime and corrupt law enforcement will have him meet many colourful allies and dangerous enemies, before putting him on a collision course with a conspiracy to make the transition to the twenty first century a terrible, but memorable one.


Originally published as a serialised story on Metahuman Press in 2009, and then as a novel in 2011, 2011 (2nd edition in 2012), available here [[http://www.lulu.com/au/en/shop/david-kachel/legacy-the-tale-of-the-american-eagle/paperback/product-20489634.html]].


Originally published as a serialised story on Metahuman Press in 2009, and then as a novel in 2011.

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Originally published as a serialised story on Metahuman Press in 2009, and then as a novel in 2011.
2011, available here [[http://www.lulu.com/au/en/shop/david-kachel/legacy-the-tale-of-the-american-eagle/paperback/product-20489634.html]].


* SupermanStaysOutOfGotham: Implied to have something to do with the Department of Justice Registration, and explored as a theme in the novel when the Hero of St. Theodore uproots and goes on a crusade across the world, irregardless of international boundaries. On a larger scale, there appears to be laws against sending superheroes who operate in one country into another, explored with Nightwolf, a former supersoldier who was court-martialed for violating the Non-Combatant Treaty (superpeople can be medics or chefs, but not fight in wars.)

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* SupermanStaysOutOfGotham: Implied to have something to do with the Department of Justice Registration, Registration(so police can work out standard crimefighting plays?), and explored as a theme in the novel when the Hero of St. Theodore uproots and goes on a crusade across the world, irregardless of international boundaries. On a larger scale, there appears to be laws against sending superheroes who operate in one country into another, explored with Nightwolf, a former supersoldier who was court-martialed for violating the Non-Combatant Treaty (superpeople can be medics or chefs, but not fight in wars.)


* SecretIdentity: American Eagle aka, Nathan Wagner. Only revealed to his closest friends, to the point where he has filed a false identity with the government's Department of Justice and Department of Metahuman Affairs (hugely illegal, and implied to threaten the sentences of any criminals he put away), to prevent them from getting tempted to stick their nose into his family's charity. [[spoiler:once he goes on the crusade, the government puts more than a cursory effort into checking his paperwork, and finds out that the man on their paper doesn't exist, then reveals to the world that the manager of a charitable foundation is a superhero.]]

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* SecretIdentity: American Eagle aka, Nathan Wagner. Only revealed to his closest friends, to the point where he has filed a false identity with the government's Department of Justice and Department of Metahuman Affairs (hugely illegal, and implied to both threaten the sentences of any criminals he put away), away, and have a team of CapeBusters come after him), to prevent them from getting tempted to stick their nose into his family's charity. [[spoiler:once he goes on the crusade, the government puts more than a cursory effort into checking his paperwork, and finds out that the man on their paper doesn't exist, then reveals to the world that the manager of a charitable foundation is a superhero.]]


* RoguesGallery: Mentioned but mostly unseen; in his hideout in an early chapter, a trophy wall is described and several names are dropped, but since he leaves the country immedaitely after for the majority of the book, details are left in the air [[spoiler: upon his return in the final chapter, two are shown; Arsenic, who wasn't mentioned, and 9 Volt, who was. Both are dispatched quickly and without too much worry, implying that his adventures have made him grow beyond them.]]

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* RoguesGallery: Mentioned but mostly unseen; in his hideout in an early chapter, a trophy wall is described and several names are dropped, but since he leaves the country immedaitely after for the majority of the book, details about them are left in the air [[spoiler: upon [[spoiler:upon his return in the final chapter, two are shown; Arsenic, who Arsenic (who wasn't mentioned, mentioned in the tropy wall), and 9 Volt, who was.Volt (who was). Both are dispatched quickly and without too much worry, implying that his adventures have made him grow beyond them.]]


* TheCape: American Eagle, of course. His idealism and code of "No One Dies", even when running through Vietnamese jungle and getting repeadtedly ambushed, annoys his team of mercenaries to no end.

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* TheCape: American Eagle, of course. His idealism and code of "No One Dies", even (even when running through Vietnamese jungle after a drug cartel and getting repeadtedly ambushed, ambushed), annoys his the team of mercenaries accompanying him to no end.


* BittersweetEnding: American Eagle has caused significant damage to international drug trade, but itís implied [[spoiler:the Snake organisation can rebuild faster than the good guys anticipated, and for all his efforts he is being disowned by the United States of America, forcing him to live on the run]].

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* BittersweetEnding: American Eagle has caused significant damage to international drug trade, but itís implied [[spoiler:the Snake Snakehead organisation can rebuild faster than the good guys anticipated, and for all his efforts he is being disowned by the United States of America, forcing him to live on the run]].

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