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** Confirmed, in a way. The Kaff Tagon and Alexia Murtaugh in the cyberspace hold of the ''Pursuing Dinosaurs'' now seem to be engaged in some kind of long term romantic or sexual relationship. However, the Tagon and Murtaugh who [[spoiler:until recently]] remained in their home galaxy haven't done the same (presumably because, while compatible, they haven't yet spent the necessary "processing cycles" to form such a relationship—whereas the extragalactic Tagon and Murtaugh have been thinking much faster in cyberspace to prepare for their meeting with the dinosaur worldship).



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* All Maxims are published now, Quotes has a copy.




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* More or less confirmed: [[spoiler: Schuul are planning on overthrowing Earthian government]].



** Confirmed in general, jossed in details: Pandora's box is a life-preservation and logevity treatment based on that cryokit. Breya plays Pandora, deciding whether to make this information public and technology itself available to masses now, while Haban is unrelated and mostly offers moral support.

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** Confirmed in general, jossed in details: Pandora's box is a life-preservation and logevity treatment based on that cryokit. Breya plays Pandora, deciding whether to make this information public and technology itself available to masses now, while Haban is unrelated and mostly offers moral and fire support.



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** Confirmed in general, jossed in details: Pandora's box is a life-preservation and logevity treatment based on that cryokit. Breya plays Pandora, deciding whether to make this information public and technology itself available to masses now, while Haban is unrelated and mostly offers moral support.


* [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/d/20010617.html It was briefly mentioned that his corpse was missing bits when Doythaban recovered it.]] And there had to be some way that he uploaded his memories into the magic cryokit.

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* [[http://www.[[https://www.schlockmercenary.com/d/20010617.html com/2001-06-17 It was briefly mentioned that his corpse was missing bits when Doythaban recovered it.]] And there had to be some way that he uploaded his memories into the magic cryokit.



** If it was this arc, almost certainly Jossed by [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2011-07-24 the 7/24 update]].

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** If it was this arc, almost certainly Jossed by [[http://www.[[https://www.schlockmercenary.com/2011-07-24 the 7/24 update]].



* Or rather an ancestor. (Para is around [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2009-04-21 eighteen]] [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2008-10-01 years]] old, and the scale was mentioned [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2001-03-13 many years ago]].)

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* Or rather an ancestor. (Para is around [[http://www.[[https://www.schlockmercenary.com/2009-04-21 eighteen]] [[http://www.[[https://www.schlockmercenary.com/2008-10-01 years]] old, and the scale was mentioned [[http://www.[[https://www.schlockmercenary.com/2001-03-13 many years ago]].)



Max Haluska's favorite speech code is the "[[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2011-06-12 Aunt Amy Uncle Bob]]" code, which was lampshaded (for lack of a better term) by Kathryn. When he tries it again, [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2011-10-12 here]], Para responds "No relation", [[spoiler: "relation" being one of the signal words. When Max [[WhamLine tries to out her]], Bristlecone goobers him and she says "And bob's your uncle."]]
* This would also explain [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2008-03-30 the behavior of the Morokweng ship-bot]] -- [[spoiler:the exchange was scripted so as to make hiring Para appeal to Tagon's mercenary instincts]].
* More confirmation: Max Haluska [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2011-09-09 suborned Tarfeather]] with nanites hidden in a tooth. Later, [[spoiler:Para comes up [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2011-10-20 short one tooth.]] She probably used the same trick to suborn Bristlecone, albeit with better nanites that wouldn't wipe their personality.]]
* [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2011-10-23 Para's "friend"]] who had the pull to grant citizenship to the Tarnation [[spoiler:probably just so happens to be [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2008-01-31 Admiral Emm.]]]]

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Max Haluska's favorite speech code is the "[[http://www."[[https://www.schlockmercenary.com/2011-06-12 Aunt Amy Uncle Bob]]" code, which was lampshaded (for lack of a better term) by Kathryn. When he tries it again, [[http://www.[[https://www.schlockmercenary.com/2011-10-12 here]], Para responds "No relation", [[spoiler: "relation" being one of the signal words. When Max [[WhamLine tries to out her]], Bristlecone goobers him and she says "And bob's your uncle."]]
* This would also explain [[http://www.[[https://www.schlockmercenary.com/2008-03-30 the behavior of the Morokweng ship-bot]] -- [[spoiler:the exchange was scripted so as to make hiring Para appeal to Tagon's mercenary instincts]].
* More confirmation: Max Haluska [[http://www.[[https://www.schlockmercenary.com/2011-09-09 suborned Tarfeather]] with nanites hidden in a tooth. Later, [[spoiler:Para comes up [[http://www.[[https://www.schlockmercenary.com/2011-10-20 short one tooth.]] She probably used the same trick to suborn Bristlecone, albeit with better nanites that wouldn't wipe their personality.]]
* [[http://www.[[https://www.schlockmercenary.com/2011-10-23 Para's "friend"]] who had the pull to grant citizenship to the Tarnation [[spoiler:probably just so happens to be [[http://www.[[https://www.schlockmercenary.com/2008-01-31 Admiral Emm.]]]]



This is less a "wild mass guess" and more an "obvious in hindsight", but at the wedding of the Reverend and the Doctor, Ennesby declares that due to Petey's firefighting they've been part of the perfect wedding and "[t]he karmic debt [they're] accruing could destroy a planet" ([[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2012-01-22 last panel]]) - eleven months later... well, just read the [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2012-12-02 fifth panel]].

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This is less a "wild mass guess" and more an "obvious in hindsight", but at the wedding of the Reverend and the Doctor, Ennesby declares that due to Petey's firefighting they've been part of the perfect wedding and "[t]he karmic debt [they're] accruing could destroy a planet" ([[http://www.([[https://www.schlockmercenary.com/2012-01-22 last panel]]) - eleven months later... well, just read the [[http://www.[[https://www.schlockmercenary.com/2012-12-02 fifth panel]].



* Doesn't one of the INT-AFF-INT officers in [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2012-12-29 this strip]] look familiar?
* Zig-Zagged, because [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2013-02-17 while one one of the INT-AFF-INT personnel is a Gav]], it's not known if he was responsible for subverting the Osiri base.

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* Doesn't one of the INT-AFF-INT officers in [[http://www.[[https://www.schlockmercenary.com/2012-12-29 this strip]] look familiar?
* Zig-Zagged, because [[http://www.[[https://www.schlockmercenary.com/2013-02-17 while one one of the INT-AFF-INT personnel is a Gav]], it's not known if he was responsible for subverting the Osiri base.



It's come up a few times. Firstly, [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2003-02-22 Tagon used to serve in the infantry there]]. Much later, he does some security work at Mall One for someone with strong ties to Celeschul, who appears to have hired the Toughs [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2010-06-21 anticipating that they would do something violent]]. What's more, that miracle cure project on Haven Hive the U.N.S. tried to sabotage? Haven Hive is orbit around Celeschul.

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It's come up a few times. Firstly, [[http://www.[[https://www.schlockmercenary.com/2003-02-22 Tagon used to serve in the infantry there]]. Much later, he does some security work at Mall One for someone with strong ties to Celeschul, who appears to have hired the Toughs [[http://www.[[https://www.schlockmercenary.com/2010-06-21 anticipating that they would do something violent]]. What's more, that miracle cure project on Haven Hive the U.N.S. tried to sabotage? Haven Hive is orbit around Celeschul.



*** The only time I can recall a reference to other inhabited parts of the Celeschul system was when Petey bombarded [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2005-03-22 Celeschul, Elltoo, and Ellfive]], and previously in that arc [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2005-02-06 Elltoo]] was shown to be a space habitat so presumably Ellfive is as well.

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*** The only time I can recall a reference to other inhabited parts of the Celeschul system was when Petey bombarded [[http://www.[[https://www.schlockmercenary.com/2005-03-22 Celeschul, Elltoo, and Ellfive]], and previously in that arc [[http://www.[[https://www.schlockmercenary.com/2005-02-06 Elltoo]] was shown to be a space habitat so presumably Ellfive is as well.



The timing is awfully suspicious. Ten thousand years of peace, the teraport is re-invented, and a few years later the core generator is "revealed" to have been a weapon all along. Also, when it was very first spun up, [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2005-07-03 it looked right]], then [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2005-06-08 some Pa'anuri arrived]], and then the trouble started. I guess the core generator would have done what it was claimed to if they hadn't intervened. That does mean it was designed as leverage, but not a declaration of war. From the Pa'anuri perspective, the Barionics broke their word by starting to use teraports again, so scorched-galaxy vengeance was called for.

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The timing is awfully suspicious. Ten thousand years of peace, the teraport is re-invented, and a few years later the core generator is "revealed" to have been a weapon all along. Also, when it was very first spun up, [[http://www.[[https://www.schlockmercenary.com/2005-07-03 it looked right]], then [[http://www.[[https://www.schlockmercenary.com/2005-06-08 some Pa'anuri arrived]], and then the trouble started. I guess the core generator would have done what it was claimed to if they hadn't intervened. That does mean it was designed as leverage, but not a declaration of war. From the Pa'anuri perspective, the Barionics broke their word by starting to use teraports again, so scorched-galaxy vengeance was called for.



* There have been an increasing number of moments in this storyline [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2015-02-11 like this]] where Mako has made unguarded statements -- statements that are detrimental to her guise as [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2014-06-27 a member of the Jurisindependent Security Covenant]] -- suggesting that she (or he, possibly) is unhappy with her/his life. And, importantly, the current situation is such a clusterstrophe that Mako might ''actually'' be able to maneuver into a situation where Kowalski's handlers don't kill her/him off. (Or escape into Petey space, either one.)

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* There have been an increasing number of moments in this storyline [[http://www.[[https://www.schlockmercenary.com/2015-02-11 like this]] where Mako has made unguarded statements -- statements that are detrimental to her guise as [[http://www.[[https://www.schlockmercenary.com/2014-06-27 a member of the Jurisindependent Security Covenant]] -- suggesting that she (or he, possibly) is unhappy with her/his life. And, importantly, the current situation is such a clusterstrophe that Mako might ''actually'' be able to maneuver into a situation where Kowalski's handlers don't kill her/him off. (Or escape into Petey space, either one.)



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* Book 18 ("Mandatory Failure") has had both Petey AND Lota [[spoiler:targeted by Chinook]], and it looks like war; they possibly go to war ''on the same side''.


* [[spoiler: ZigZagged. Tagon '''did''' die, but his brain was backed up forty minutes before his death. It takes a few weeks to arrange for a new body to be grown, we are currently (2017-01-04) seeing what pieces moved and where.]]

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* [[spoiler: ZigZagged. Tagon '''did''' die, but his brain was backed up forty minutes before his death. It takes a few weeks to arrange for a new body to be grown, we are currently (2017-01-04) seeing what pieces moved and where.]]

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He signed one of his job applications [[Literature/GodEmperorOfDune "God-emperor Pi the first"]], and StarWars has done the whole [[Literature/TheCorellianTrilogy "space habitat is really a hyperspace death ray"]] thing.
* StarWars has done it [[OlderThanTheyThink more than]] [[ANewHope once]].

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He signed one of his job applications [[Literature/GodEmperorOfDune "God-emperor Pi the first"]], and StarWars ''Franchise/StarWars'' has done the whole [[Literature/TheCorellianTrilogy "space habitat is really a hyperspace death ray"]] thing.
* StarWars ''Franchise/StarWars'' has done it [[OlderThanTheyThink more than]] [[ANewHope [[Film/ANewHope once]].



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*[[spoiler: ZigZagged. Tagon '''did''' die, but his brain was backed up forty minutes before his death. It takes a few weeks to arrange for a new body to be grown, we are currently (2017-01-04) seeing what pieces moved and where.]]

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[[WMG:[[spoiler: Tagon isn't dead after trying to blow himself up to defeat the Essperin.]]]]
[[spoiler: Petey ''was'' able to pull him out in time, but is letting everyone ''think'' he died to get Schlock motivated, as well as start a few pieces on the board moving where he needs them with a minimum of direct intervention on his part.]]



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* Fairly Jossed. It would take a massive shift for her to become an archenemy now.



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*** Elltoo and Ellfive are almost certainly space stations sitting at the L2 and L5 Lagrange points around Celeschul.

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** More seriously, they know that a war between them will wind in the inevitable victory of Dark Matter.



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** Jossed; she pulls a HeroicSacrifice in a later strip.


He signed one of his job applications [[{{Dune}} "God-emperor Pi the first"]], and StarWars has done the whole [[Literature/TheCorellianTrilogy "space habitat is really a hyperspace death ray"]] thing.

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He signed one of his job applications [[{{Dune}} [[Literature/GodEmperorOfDune "God-emperor Pi the first"]], and StarWars has done the whole [[Literature/TheCorellianTrilogy "space habitat is really a hyperspace death ray"]] thing.




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\n[[WMG:'Mako' will complete her HeelFaceTurn and [[BecomingTheMask live on as Mathilde]].]]
* There have been an increasing number of moments in this storyline [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2015-02-11 like this]] where Mako has made unguarded statements -- statements that are detrimental to her guise as [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2014-06-27 a member of the Jurisindependent Security Covenant]] -- suggesting that she (or he, possibly) is unhappy with her/his life. And, importantly, the current situation is such a clusterstrophe that Mako might ''actually'' be able to maneuver into a situation where Kowalski's handlers don't kill her/him off. (Or escape into Petey space, either one.)

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