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* BilingualBackfire - A couple Dracs on the way back to their homeworld don't expect the human protagonist to be able to understand them. He lets them know with a few choice words in Drac that they picked entirely the wrong human to insult behind his back.

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* BilingualBackfire - A couple trio of Dracs on the way back to their homeworld don't expect the human protagonist to be able to understand them. He lets the most annoying of them know with a few choice words in Drac that they picked entirely the wrong human to insult behind his back.insult.


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* LetMeAtHim: Following the BilingualBackfire incident listed above, the other two Dracs have to physically restrain the target of the insult.


* SummonBiggerFish: There's a whole ''species'' who has the "LetsYouAndHimFight" approach ingrained in their culture. [[CaptainObvious They're not warlike, but quite dangerous]].

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* SummonBiggerFish: There's a whole ''species'' who has the "LetsYouAndHimFight" approach ingrained in their culture. [[CaptainObvious They're not warlike, but quite dangerous]].dangerous.


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* YouFightLikeACow: Human pilots are taught to insult one of renowned Drac philosophers [[IShallTauntYou to taunt cold-blooded enemy pilots into more rash actions]]. Drac pilots are [[BatmanGambit taught]] that [[spoiler:''Mickey Mouse'']] was a renowned human philosopher, so they answer accordingly. It's not hard to guess which one incapacitates better.

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* YouFightLikeACow: Human pilots are taught to insult one of renowned the most revered Drac philosophers [[IShallTauntYou to taunt cold-blooded enemy pilots into more rash actions]]. Drac pilots are [[BatmanGambit taught]] that [[spoiler:''Mickey Mouse'']] was a renowned human philosopher, so they answer accordingly. It's not hard to guess which one incapacitates better.

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* XanatosGambit: One of the main messages of Talman (Drac "Bible") is "look what your true goal is, then start looking for the ways to reach it" [[hottip:*:yeah, it's Buddhist "[[http://www.google.com/search?q=%2BBuddha+%2Bwounded+%2Barrow+%2B%22who+shot%22+%2Bpull look for things that really matter, don't be distracted by trifles]]" cranked {{up to eleven}}]]. {{Realpolitik}} is just one pattern in a tapestry for them. No wonder that in this society the renowned teachers of Talma are given a wide berth, the way AsskickingEqualsAuthority works in more primitive cultures. They lead powerful clans, and even when one is disgraced and sent to PenalColony, the convoying soldier doesn't want to contradict him. But then, it turned out that even ''Dracs'' were duped and [[UnwittingPawn used by other schemers.]]

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* XanatosGambit: One of the main messages of Talman (Drac "Bible") is "look what your true goal is, then start looking for the ways to reach it" [[hottip:*:yeah, [[note]]yeah, it's Buddhist "[[http://www.google.com/search?q=%2BBuddha+%2Bwounded+%2Barrow+%2B%22who+shot%22+%2Bpull look for things that really matter, don't be distracted by trifles]]" cranked {{up to eleven}}]].eleven}}[[/note]]. {{Realpolitik}} is just one pattern in a tapestry for them. No wonder that in this society the renowned teachers of Talma are given a wide berth, the way AsskickingEqualsAuthority works in more primitive cultures. They lead powerful clans, and even when one is disgraced and sent to PenalColony, the convoying soldier doesn't want to contradict him. But then, it turned out that even ''Dracs'' were duped and [[UnwittingPawn used by other schemers.]]


* SelfSacrificeScheme: Part of [[spoiler:Davidge's]] solution in ''TheLastEnemy''.

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* SelfSacrificeScheme: Part of [[spoiler:Davidge's]] solution in ''TheLastEnemy''.''The Last Enemy''.


* DeadManSwitch: When cornering [[spoiler:people more forward-looking than even Dracs]], it's good to have a Deadman Fleet Command. "Blow me up and your ''planet'' will be blown up".

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* DeadManSwitch: Through an almost- IrrevocableOrder. When cornering [[spoiler:people more forward-looking than even Dracs]], it's good to have a Deadman Fleet Command. "Blow me up and your ''planet'' will be blown up".


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* IrrevocableOrder: If the station where peace negotiations are conducted will be blown up, this will also take out the only officer capable of stopping the fleet sent to bomb the guilty party's homeworld. Joanne Nicole [[GoodIsNotNice isn't nice]].


* SelfSacrificeScheme: Part of [[spoiler:Davidge's]] XanatosGambit solution in ''TheLastEnemy''.

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* SelfSacrificeScheme: Part of [[spoiler:Davidge's]] XanatosGambit solution in ''TheLastEnemy''.


* SelfSacrificeScheme: Part of [[Davidge's]] XanatosGambit solution in ''TheLastEnemy''.

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* SelfSacrificeScheme: Part of [[Davidge's]] [[spoiler:Davidge's]] XanatosGambit solution in ''TheLastEnemy''.

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* SwordOfDamocles: The whole point of the Navi Di, although they do have to establish that they're fully willing and capable of using the power they have.

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* MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch: A number of characters, but principally Davidge.

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* SelfSacrificeScheme: Part of [[Davidge's]] XanatosGambit solution in ''TheLastEnemy''.

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* CycleOfRevenge: ''The Tomorrow Testament'', and particularly ''The Last Enemy'', wrestle with this problem. How to stop a war which is counterproductive for both Humans and Dracs, but whose populations will still fight because of this?

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