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* BravingTheBlizzard: PlayedWith due to being part of a dream Cain has, in which Abel finds him at a bar in the middle of a snowstorm. Abel is implied to have journeyed a long way on foot to find Cain, who doesn't recognize him. Cain gets kicked out and is left to die in the snow. After waking up, Cain gets repeated flashbacks of Abel out in the blizzard.


->--'''Cain''', to Abel.

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->--'''Cain''', -->-- '''Cain''', to Abel.
Abel


* IHaveYouNowMyPretty: Cain's interactions with Abel have this vibe at first. Not so much later...

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* IHaveYouNowMyPretty: Cain's interactions with Abel have this vibe at first. Not so much later... [[spoiler: Cook plays it straight with Abel later, which enrages Cain enough to subdue their captors.]]

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* {{Seme}}: Cain is an aggressive BloodKnight. He's more muscular and sexually experienced than Cain, and usually tops.


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* {{Uke}}: Abel is thin and Twink-ish, sexually inexperienced, high-class, and considerably more innocent and noble than Cain. He usually bottoms.


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* YaoiGenre: It's a Western-made, {{Animesque}} comic full of female-oriented FanService that focuses on sex and romance between {{Bishonen}}, and uses many standard tropes of the genre.


* InterClassRomance: Abel is the son of one of Earth's most powerful politicians, Cain is a low-life criminal from the desolate Mars colonies.



** The... ''thing'' Bering, Cook and Cain are working on is called Project Thebes, an obvious reference to the Theban Sacred Band, an army of male lovers. [[spoiler: And Chapter 5 reveals that seducing Able was part of the plan]].

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** The... ''thing'' Bering, Cook and Cain are working on is called Project Thebes, an obvious reference to the Theban Sacred Band, an army of male lovers. [[spoiler: And Chapter 5 reveals that seducing Able Abel was part of the plan]]. plan]].
* SlapSlapKiss: After their first mission, Abel is convinced that Cain is a psycho and starts verbally chewing him out. Cain's response is to kiss him. Then, CoitusEnsues.


* CastFullOfGay: Necessary for the genre. Most of the characters on the all-male military fleet have gay relationships or crushes. [[spoiler: This trope is {{Exploited}] by the higher-ups with a new technology that requires fighter-navigator pairs to be lovers in order to work.]]

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* CastFullOfGay: Necessary for the genre. Most of the characters on the all-male military fleet have gay relationships or crushes. [[spoiler: This trope is {{Exploited}] {{Exploited}} by the higher-ups with a new technology that requires fighter-navigator pairs to be lovers in order to work.]]


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* HelloSailor: Nearly everyone is gay in the SpaceNavy of the fleet.

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* CastFullOfGay: Necessary for the genre. Most of the characters on the all-male military fleet have gay relationships or crushes. [[spoiler: This trope is {{Exploited}] by the higher-ups with a new technology that requires fighter-navigator pairs to be lovers in order to work.]]


-->'''Cain'''

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-->'''Cain'''
->--'''Cain''', to Abel.

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[[caption-width-right:350:''"Everyone will know you belong to me now."'']]

->''"You're my bitch now."''
-->'''Cain'''


** The... ''thing'' Bering, Cook and Cain are working on is called Project Thebes, an obvious reference to the Theban Sacred Band, an army of male lovers. [[spoiler: now, whether or not seducing Abel is part of the plan...]]

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** The... ''thing'' Bering, Cook and Cain are working on is called Project Thebes, an obvious reference to the Theban Sacred Band, an army of male lovers. [[spoiler: now, whether or not And Chapter 5 reveals that seducing Abel is Able was part of the plan...]]plan]].

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** The... ''thing'' Bering, Cook and Cain are working on is called Project Thebes, an obvious reference to the Theban Sacred Band, an army of male lovers. [[spoiler: now, whether or not seducing Abel is part of the plan...]]


* HoneyTrap: Phobos seduces Cook to steal highly confidential information in his back.



* ReallyGetsAround: Commander Cook often sleeps with younger Navigators and was once in a relationship with Jules (Phobos).

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* ReallyGetsAround: Commander Cook often sleeps with younger Navigators and was once in a relationship with Jules (Phobos). Phobos himself seems to have this reputation. And Cain [[spoiler: as well, as part of a plan set by Bering and Cook, which requires him to seduce his Navigators]].

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** Every Fighter and Navigator are given a CodeName that they must use on the ship. Using someone's real name is forbidden unlesss in private and around specific persons - like, say, lovers.

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* ThePowerOfLove: [[spoiler: apparently a requirement to make the Jump Drive work, because Cook notes that Abel's desire to protect Cain activated it during the second encounter with the Colterons.]]
* ReallyGetsAround: Commander Cook often sleeps with younger Navigators and was once in a relationship with Jules (Phobos).


* MacGuffin: the "Jump Drive", a piece of WarpDrive technology stolen from the Colterons [spoiler: and installed on the Reliant] that Bering and Cook try to make work.

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* MacGuffin: the "Jump Drive", a piece of WarpDrive technology stolen from the Colterons [spoiler: [[spoiler: and installed on the Reliant] Reliant]] that Bering and Cook try to make work.

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