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* BadDreams -- Nick constantly dreams about being left at the Naval Academy by his father, the dream is identical to what actually happened.
** Also, every man he's killed or had executed has shown up in his nightmares.


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* PastExperienceNightmare: Nick constantly dreams about being left at the Naval Academy by his father, the dream is identical to what actually happened. Also, every man he's killed or had executed has shown up in his nightmares.


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Queen Victoria's Navy updated with new equipment and put into a SpaceOpera. Not literally. That is just the feeling of the premise of this series of SF novels by David Feintuch, which can be a lot of reading fun, if that is what you are looking for. For a similar feeling see: the Literature/HonorHarrington series by DavidWeber.[[note]]The series even has a star system named after the titular character of the Seafort Saga.[[/note]]

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Queen Victoria's Navy updated with new equipment and put into a SpaceOpera. Not literally. That is just the feeling of the premise of this series of SF novels by David Feintuch, which can be a lot of reading fun, if that is what you are looking for. For a similar feeling see: the Literature/HonorHarrington series by DavidWeber.Creator/DavidWeber.[[note]]The series even has a star system named after the titular character of the Seafort Saga.[[/note]]


* WellDoneSonGuy -- Nick Seafort's overriding motivation for almost all of his life is to earn approval from his father, who expects nothing less than God-like levels of perfection.



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* TheOathBreaker: Nick Seafort broke an oath to save his ship from a WellIntentionedExtremist. Although other people see nothing wrong in his actions, he considers himself damned to hell for it.


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* AlwaysOnDuty -- Justified, as it's a SpaceNavy.

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* %%* AlwaysOnDuty -- Justified, as it's a SpaceNavy.



* AuthorExistenceFailure -- David Feintuch died before publishing ''Galahad's Hope''. Hopefully someone in his family pushes the publication sometime soon, as it was supposed to be the final book in the series...and ''Children'' left a multitude of dangling plot threads.



* BreakTheHaughty -- Happens to Derek Carr in ''Challenger's Hope''

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* %%* BreakTheHaughty -- Happens to Derek Carr in ''Challenger's Hope''Hope''
* TheBridge -- Much of the series takes place here, unsurprisingly.
* TheCaptain -- Nicholas Seafort is a very pure example, right up there with Kirk. He has responsibilities that he cannot shirk, including sacrificing his subordinates when the situation demands it.



* TheChainsOfCommanding -- Nick's iron-bound sense of duty, stemming from his relationship with God, will not allow him to shirk his oaths - most importantly his oath of service to the United Nations Naval Service. The one oath he does ever break (in Challenger's Hope) haunts him for the rest of his life.



%%* TheNeidermeyer -- Admiral Geoffrey Tremaine. Full stop.



* PluckyMiddie -- In SPACE!

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* %%* PluckyMiddie -- In SPACE!



* SpaceWhale / StarfishAliens -- Well, ''Goldfish'' Aliens, anyway.

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* %%* SpaceWhale / StarfishAliens -- Well, ''Goldfish'' Aliens, anyway.



* TheBridge -- Much of the series takes place here, unsurprisingly.
* TheCaptain -- Nicholas Seafort is a very pure example, right up there with Kirk. He has responsibilities that he cannot shirk, including sacrificing his subordinates when the situation demands it.
* TheChainsOfCommanding -- Nick's iron-bound sense of duty, stemming from his relationship with God, will not allow him to shirk his oaths - most importantly his oath of service to the United Nations Naval Service. The one oath he does ever break (in Challenger's Hope) haunts him for the rest of his life.
* TheNeidermeyer -- Admiral Geoffrey Tremaine. Full stop.


* CasualInterstellarTravel - Averted ''hard''. See SpaceIsAnOcean.

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* CasualInterstellarTravel - Averted ''hard''.Averted. See SpaceIsAnOcean.


* The Neidermeyer -- Admiral Geoffrey Tremaine. Full stop.
* ThingsGetReal: In the first book a midshipman has to take over as ship captain when all other officers die. In another book cadets are sent on a Suicide Mission because there is noone else available.

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* The Neidermeyer TheNeidermeyer -- Admiral Geoffrey Tremaine. Full stop.
* ThingsGetReal: ThingsGetReal -- In the first book a midshipman has to take over as ship captain when all other officers die. In another book cadets are sent on a Suicide Mission because there is noone else available.

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* OfficerAndAGentleman -- What U.N.N.S. officers are expected to be.


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* The Neidermeyer -- Admiral Geoffrey Tremaine. Full stop.


* ExactWords: Seafort talks a group of rebels out of an engine room with the promise that they wouldn't be shot. He has them hanged instead.

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* ExactWords: ExactWords -- Seafort talks a group of rebels out of an engine room with the promise that they wouldn't be shot. He has them hanged instead.



* NuclearWeaponsTaboo -- Due to a second use of nuclear weapons in the early 21st century, the United Nations government passed a law whereby even ''mentioning'' the use of nuclear weapons is punishable by ''death''.

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* NuclearWeaponsTaboo -- Due to a second use of nuclear weapons in the early 21st century, the United Nations government passed a law whereby even ''mentioning'' the use of nuclear weapons is punishable by ''death''. This plays a major plot point in ''Prisoner's Hope''.

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* PhysicalFitnessPunishment -- When a cadet or Midshipman earns "demerits" for some violation or other, each one must be worked off by two hours of hard calisthenics. Reach ten demerits, and it's time for CorporalPunishment.

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* BootCampEpisode -- This is basically the premise of ''Fisherman's Hope''. The perspective alternates between [[spoiler:Seafort's tenure as Commandant of the U.N.N.S. Academy, and flashbacks to his own time there when he was a cadet]].

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* TheBridge -- Much of the series takes place here, unsurprisingly.


* BreakTheHaughty -- Happens to Deric Carr in ''Challenger's Hope''

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* BreakTheHaughty -- Happens to Deric Derek Carr in ''Challenger's Hope''

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* BreakTheHaughty -- Happens to Deric Carr in ''Challenger's Hope''

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