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[[WMG: Flashman is the less moral past life of [[Literature/{{A Symphony of Eternity}} Metternich per Pelasgiamus]].]]


* And McAuslan is the pre-incarnation of Jurgen.

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* And McAuslan [=McAuslan=] is the pre-incarnation of Jurgen.


[[WMG: Flashman is the ''pre''-incarnation of CiaphasCain.]]

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[[WMG: Flashman is the ''pre''-incarnation of CiaphasCain.Literature/CiaphasCain.]]



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* And McAuslan is the pre-incarnation of Jurgen.


As a handsome {{Casanova}} he naturally has a great deal of luck with the ladies but at times his ability seems to go beyond this and even women who have every reason to hate him fall under his spell. In ''Flashman and the Redskins'' he claim's that he would have been able to talk a vengeful ex-lover into forgiving him for selling her to the American Indians if she hadn't gagged him - and that she only gagged him because she realised he could get to her. In the same book he admits he can't fully explain his power over women.

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As a handsome {{Casanova}} TheCasanova he naturally has a great deal of luck with the ladies but at times his ability seems to go beyond this and even women who have every reason to hate him fall under his spell. In ''Flashman and the Redskins'' he claim's that he would have been able to talk a vengeful ex-lover into forgiving him for selling her to the American Indians if she hadn't gagged him - and that she only gagged him because she realised he could get to her. In the same book he admits he can't fully explain his power over women.


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*** [[Literature/{{Discworld}} Who says reincarnation is linear?]]

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[[Literature/{{Discworld}} Who says reincarnation is linear?]]


Unfortunately, being A) Victorian and B) British, he's surrounded by people who never, ever, talk about their feelings.

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Unfortunately, being A) Victorian and B) British, he's surrounded by people who never, ever, talk about their feelings.



Note that, while brave, Flashman ''does'' have a strong sense of self-preservation and is extremely GenreSavvy. As such, he's not going to take stupid risks. Again, his biased recollection colours this good sense as cowardice.

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Note that, while brave, Flashman ''does'' have a strong sense of self-preservation and is extremely GenreSavvy. As such, he's not going to take stupid risks. Again, his biased recollection colours this good sense as cowardice.
cowardice.



[[WMG: Flashman is the ''pre''-incarnation of {{Ciaphas Cain}}.]]

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[[WMG: Flashman is the ''pre''-incarnation of {{Ciaphas Cain}}.CiaphasCain.]]



*** [[{{Discworld}} Who says reincarnation is linear?]]

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*** [[{{Discworld}} [[Literature/{{Discworld}} Who says reincarnation is linear?]]



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[[WMG: Flashman - unknown to himself - has mutant superpowers that make him a {{Pornomancer}}.]]
As a handsome {{Casanova}} he naturally has a great deal of luck with the ladies but at times his ability seems to go beyond this and even women who have every reason to hate him fall under his spell. In ''Flashman and the Redskins'' he claim's that he would have been able to talk a vengeful ex-lover into forgiving him for selling her to the American Indians if she hadn't gagged him - and that she only gagged him because she realised he could get to her. In the same book he admits he can't fully explain his power over women.

Flashy's abilities seem to fall under the CharmPerson trope. He ''doesn't'' have a CompellingVoice - he gets women to fall for him faster and deeper if he can speak but a look alone can do a lot.

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*** [[{{Discworld}} Who says reincarnation is linear?]]


We'll never know the details of Flashman's involvement in the American Civil War. We know he fought on both sides and was praised by both Robert E. Lee and Abraham Lincoln, and claimed that, but for his incompetence, the South would have won at Gettysburg. But there are many mysteries of the war that he might have taken part in, and one is Order 191, the Confederate order found wrapped around cigars by a Union soldier, which led to the Battle of Antietam/Sharpsburg. No one knows how it was lost, but I wouldn't be surprised if Flashman had something to do with it...

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We'll never know the details of Flashman's involvement in the American Civil War. We know he fought on both sides and was praised by both Robert E. Lee and Abraham Lincoln, and claimed that, but for his incompetence, the South would have won at Gettysburg. But there are many mysteries of the war that he might have taken part in, and one is Order 191, the Confederate order found wrapped around cigars by a Union soldier, which led to the Battle of Antietam/Sharpsburg. No one knows how it was lost, but I wouldn't be surprised if odds are Flashman had something to do with it...
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