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'''Ru Ofanius "Rufus" Brushtail''': A [[FunnyAnimal vulpine]] star fighter pilot/mercenary/hidden noble. In other words a born swashbuckler.

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'''Ru Ofanius "Rufus" Brushtail''': A [[FunnyAnimal [[BeastMan vulpine]] star fighter pilot/mercenary/hidden noble. In other words a born swashbuckler.



* BeastMan: The Vulpine.



* PettingZooPeople: The Vulpine.

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* PettingZooPeople: The Vulpine.


* FanDisservice: Seeing Gwen in her {{Fetish Fuel}} exotic dancer outfit, in front of two very ''tall'' aliens who make her look ten instead of fifteen years old.

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* FanDisservice: Seeing Gwen in her {{Fetish Fuel}} exotic dancer outfit, in front of two very ''tall'' aliens who make her look ten instead of fifteen years old.

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* ImColdSoCold: Subverted. When the title character is badly wounded, he starts feeling ''warmer'' as he slips into shock, since his body is losing the ability regulate temperature correctly. The comic's author is a nurse, so this counts as a case of ShownTheirWork.

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* SpaceFighter: Rufus' beloved Swift Wing model fighter, the ''White Knight''. It has laser cannons and missiles, and WordOfGod states is about forty years old, but regularly takes out Galapados [[MookMobile mook mobiles.]]


'''Matt Townsend''': Terinu's best friend [[spoiler:and possibly his lover, if you believe the fans]] in the universe.

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'''Matt Townsend''': Terinu's best friend [[spoiler:and possibly his lover, if you believe the fans]] friend in the universe.


'''Leeza Blake''': A civilian starship engineer and daughter of the Fleet Admiral Erwin Blake. Her mom was StuffedInTheFridge sometime before the story began. Currently she's Terinu's legal guardian. Unknown, even to her, is that [[spoiler:she's Terinu's "Master"]]

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'''Leeza Blake''': A civilian starship engineer and daughter of the Fleet Admiral Erwin Blake. Her mom was StuffedInTheFridge sometime before the story began. Currently she's Terinu's legal guardian. Unknown, even to her, is that [[spoiler:she's Terinu's "Master"]]
guardian.



'''Admiral Erwin Blake''': Chief of the United Systems Alliance fleet and determined to hunt down and kill Terinu to preserve the Alliance's safety. This makes for rather awkward relations with his daughter Leeza [[spoiler: especially after he tossed her in jail]].

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'''Admiral Erwin Blake''': Chief of the United Systems Alliance fleet and determined to hunt down and kill Terinu to preserve the Alliance's safety. This makes for rather awkward relations with his daughter Leeza [[spoiler: especially after he tossed her in jail]].
Leeza.


Following a long hiatus the comic's website is offline as of February 2017.

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Following a long hiatus the comic's website is offline as of February 2017.

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Following a long hiatus the comic's website is offline as of February 2017.


* {{Badass}}: Rufus, being the AcePilot. Subverted slightly in that he readily admits Melika is a ''better'' pilot.


* ShoutOut: Mavra Chan is named for Mavra Chang, a mercenary and pirate from Creator/JackChalker's ''WellWorld'' series.

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* ShoutOut: Mavra Chan is named for Mavra Chang, a mercenary and pirate from Creator/JackChalker's ''WellWorld'' ''Literature/WellWorld'' series.


* FantasticRacism: There are some notable entries. The Varn to pretty much everyone Non-varn with the possible exception of the Ardactavians. The humans to the Ferin. The space pirates, particularly Mavra Chan's group, to everyone non-pirate. The Ardactavians, particularly Titalia, to everyone mamalian to the point she feels OppresedByTheirExistence, and thinks her people are entitled to enslave or exterminate them all, anything less is the Ardactavians groveling and scraping for scraps.

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* FantasticRacism: There are some notable entries. The Varn to pretty much everyone Non-varn with the possible exception of the Ardactavians. The humans to the Ferin. The space pirates, particularly Mavra Chan's group, to everyone non-pirate. The Ardactavians, particularly Titalia, to everyone mamalian to the point she feels OppresedByTheirExistence, she's FeelingOppressedByTheirExistence, and thinks her people are entitled to enslave or exterminate them all, anything less is means the Ardactavians are groveling and scraping begging for scraps.


* FalseFlagOperation: Titalia used this tactic ''twice'', in major GambitRoulette fashion. First, she unleashes a vulpine specific genetically-engineered lethal virus intended to force the vulpine race to return to Ardactivian slavery or face extinction by spreading the illness through a third party. When this is thwarted by Terinu and Gwen, who not only took the cure data literally out of Titalia's hands but broadcast it to the Alliance before being ''recaptured,'' Titalia then goes with her "backup plan" of [[spoiler: murdering her mother and framing the Alliance for it by forcing Gwen into a cyber-suit to shut down Ardactivan border defensees. Cementing her claims is the fact that Admiral Blake's black ops squad is tresspassing in Ardactivan territory while trying to exterminate Terinu.]]
* FantasticCasteSystem: The Vulpine skirt this, dividing themselves into Farmer Lord (the Rulers), Military (the Fighters) and Commoner (everybody else). Fortunately there's some give to the system, with Commoners able to marry up into the Farmer Lord class, usually by gaining recognition during their mandantory military service.

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* FalseFlagOperation: Titalia used this tactic ''twice'', in major GambitRoulette fashion. First, she unleashes a vulpine specific genetically-engineered lethal virus intended to force the vulpine race to return to Ardactivian slavery or face extinction by spreading the illness through a third party. When this is thwarted by Terinu and Gwen, who not only took the cure data literally out of Titalia's hands but broadcast it to the Alliance before being ''recaptured,'' Titalia then goes with her "backup plan" of [[spoiler: murdering her mother and framing the Alliance for it by forcing Gwen into a cyber-suit to shut down Ardactivan border defensees. Cementing her claims is defenses while human agents are nearby. This works like a charm due to the fact that Admiral Blake's black ops squad is foolishly tresspassing in Ardactivan territory while trying to exterminate Terinu.]]
* FantasticCasteSystem: The Vulpine skirt this, dividing themselves into Farmer Lord (the Rulers), Military (the Fighters) and Commoner (everybody else). Fortunately there's some give to the system, with Commoners able to marry up into the Farmer Lord class, usually by gaining recognition during their mandantory military service. service.
* FantasticRacism: There are some notable entries. The Varn to pretty much everyone Non-varn with the possible exception of the Ardactavians. The humans to the Ferin. The space pirates, particularly Mavra Chan's group, to everyone non-pirate. The Ardactavians, particularly Titalia, to everyone mamalian to the point she feels OppresedByTheirExistence, and thinks her people are entitled to enslave or exterminate them all, anything less is the Ardactavians groveling and scraping for scraps.



* HasTwoMommies: Four really. His biological mother whomever she may be, Mavra Chan, Melika and Leeza. The latter two are the only ones likely to cooperate raising him though.

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* HasTwoMommies: Four really. His biological mother whomever she may be, Mavra Chan, Melika and Leeza. The latter two are the only ones likely to cooperate in raising him though.



* TautologicalTemplar: The Varn race, as a whole. They are all so utterly convinced that, thinking they're descended from gods, they are invariably good people, so ''everything'' they do is good, regardless of the consequences. Enslaving entire sentient species, completely destroying life-bearing planets, slaughtering innocents in the '''billions''', is simply the unavoidable price of "improving" the lives of their victims, and taking a species able to generate bio-electricity, and making them sentient ''before'' reducing them to living batteries for their technology, and treating them as pets, is universally considered improving the lot in life of said species. When Gwen gets a face to face chat with the Gene Mage, she not only chews him out for it but adamantly ''suggests'' that maybe all the sentient species the Varn have brutalized, especially humanity, might actually have a better chance of finding enlightenment on their own merits, instead of being rounded up and forcefully enslaved into it. The Gene Mage's reaction is equal parts disgust and fury that this pitiably ignorant UngratefulBitch just doesn't understand the Varn's "noble intentions" and never will.

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* TautologicalTemplar: The Varn race, as a whole. They are all so utterly convinced that, thinking they're descended from gods, they are invariably good people, so ''everything'' they do is good, regardless of the consequences. Enslaving entire sentient species, completely destroying life-bearing planets, slaughtering innocents in the '''billions''', is simply the unavoidable price of "improving" the lives of their victims, and taking a species able to generate bio-electricity, and making them sentient ''before'' reducing them to living batteries for their technology, and treating them as pets, is universally considered by them as improving the lot in life of said species. When Gwen gets a face to face chat with the Gene Mage, she not only chews him out for it but adamantly ''suggests'' that maybe all the sentient species the Varn have brutalized, especially humanity, might actually have a better chance of finding enlightenment on their own merits, instead of being rounded up and forcefully enslaved into it. The Gene Mage's reaction is equal parts disgust and fury that this pitiably ignorant UngratefulBitch just doesn't understand the Varn's "noble intentions" and never will.



* WouldHurtAChild: Mavra and Brutal Brooks, most definitely.

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* WouldHurtAChild: Mavra and Brutal Brooks, most definitely.
definitely, and Titalia is not far behind.


* BigBadDiumvirate: The Varn Gene Mage, Titalia.

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* BigBadDiumvirate: BigBadDuumvirate: The Varn Gene Mage, Titalia.


* FalseFlagOperation: Titalia used this tactic ''twice', in major GambitRoulette fashion. First, she unleashes a vulpine specific genetically-engineered lethal virus intended to force the vulpine race to return to Ardactivian slavery or face extinction by spreading the illness through a third party. When this is thwarted by Terinu and Gwen, who not only took the cure data literally out of Titalia's hands but broadcast it to the Alliance before being ''recaptured,'' Titalia then goes with her "backup plan" of [[spoiler: murdering her mother and framing the Alliance for it by forcing Gwen into a cyber-suit to shut down Ardactivan border defensees. Cementing her claims is the fact that Admiral Blake's black ops squad is tresspassing in Ardactivan territory while trying to exterminate Terinu.]]

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* FalseFlagOperation: Titalia used this tactic ''twice', ''twice'', in major GambitRoulette fashion. First, she unleashes a vulpine specific genetically-engineered lethal virus intended to force the vulpine race to return to Ardactivian slavery or face extinction by spreading the illness through a third party. When this is thwarted by Terinu and Gwen, who not only took the cure data literally out of Titalia's hands but broadcast it to the Alliance before being ''recaptured,'' Titalia then goes with her "backup plan" of [[spoiler: murdering her mother and framing the Alliance for it by forcing Gwen into a cyber-suit to shut down Ardactivan border defensees. Cementing her claims is the fact that Admiral Blake's black ops squad is tresspassing in Ardactivan territory while trying to exterminate Terinu.]]


* BigBad: The Varn Gene Mage.

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* BigBad: BigBadDiumvirate: The Varn Gene Mage.Mage, Titalia.



* DistressedDude: Terinu, frequently, given his status as both the hero ''and'' the MacGuffin.

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* DistressedDude: Terinu, frequently, given his status as both the hero ''and'' the MacGuffin.LivingMacGuffin.



* FalseFlagOperation: Titalia used this tactic ''twice''. In major GambitRoulette fashion. First, she unleashes a vulpine specific genetically-engineered lethal virus intended to force the vulpine race to return to Ardactivian slavery or face extinction by spreading the illness through a third party. When this is thwarted by Terinu and Gwen, who not only took the cure data literally out of Titalia's hands but broadcast it to the Alliance before being ''recaptured,'' Titalia then goes with her "backup plan" of [[spoiler: murdering her mother and framing the Alliance for it by forcing Gwen into a cyber-suit to shut down Ardactivan border defensees. Cementing her claims is the fact that Admiral Blake's black ops squad is tresspassing in Ardactivan territory while trying to exterminate Terinu.]]

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* FalseFlagOperation: Titalia used this tactic ''twice''. In ''twice', in major GambitRoulette fashion. First, she unleashes a vulpine specific genetically-engineered lethal virus intended to force the vulpine race to return to Ardactivian slavery or face extinction by spreading the illness through a third party. When this is thwarted by Terinu and Gwen, who not only took the cure data literally out of Titalia's hands but broadcast it to the Alliance before being ''recaptured,'' Titalia then goes with her "backup plan" of [[spoiler: murdering her mother and framing the Alliance for it by forcing Gwen into a cyber-suit to shut down Ardactivan border defensees. Cementing her claims is the fact that Admiral Blake's black ops squad is tresspassing in Ardactivan territory while trying to exterminate Terinu.]]


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* UndyingLoyalty: The Varn designed this in the Ferin race as a whole, on the genetic level. No matter what Admiral Blake and his crew did in the rebellion against the Varn, they could ''never'' get a Ferin to betray their Varn masters. While it has thinned over time, to the point that Ferin no longer consider Varn "masters" by default, a Ferin, like Terinu is genitically compelled to obey the orders of anyone he considers his "master."

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