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* HolyShitQuotient: Book 19 is really wracking these up. A passing worldship accidentally destroyed a nascent dinosaur civilization on Earth by passing through the halo millions of years before? The same ship found out about it and actually ''rescued'' them? Another race contacted them but covered it up (deliberately) badly? Petey had to build a telescope bigger than the galaxy to find it? When he did, he found out the area around the galaxy is packed ''full'' of the damn things? The Dark Matter Entities have their own ''warships'' now, and Petey's resources to fight them are now depleted?

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* HolyShitQuotient: Book 19 is really wracking these up. A passing worldship accidentally destroyed a nascent dinosaur civilization on Earth by passing through the halo millions of years before? The same ship found out about it and actually ''rescued'' them? Another race contacted them but covered it up (deliberately) badly? Petey had to build a telescope bigger than the galaxy to find it? When he did, he found out the area around the galaxy is packed ''full'' of the damn things? The Dark Matter Entities have their own ''warships'' now, and Petey's resources to fight them are now depleted?depleted? Said ships cause artificial supernovas, and the only way to save civilians in time is to kill and digitize hundreds and billions of people?


* HolyShitQuotient: Book 19 is really wracking these up. A passing worldship accidentally destroyed a nascent dinosaur civilization on Earth by passing through the halo millions of years before? The same ship found out about it and actually ''rescued'' them? Another race contacted them but covered it up (deliberately) badly? Petey had to build a telescope bigger than the galaxy to find it? When he did, he found out the area around the galaxy is packed ''full'' of the damn things?

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* HolyShitQuotient: Book 19 is really wracking these up. A passing worldship accidentally destroyed a nascent dinosaur civilization on Earth by passing through the halo millions of years before? The same ship found out about it and actually ''rescued'' them? Another race contacted them but covered it up (deliberately) badly? Petey had to build a telescope bigger than the galaxy to find it? When he did, he found out the area around the galaxy is packed ''full'' of the damn things? The Dark Matter Entities have their own ''warships'' now, and Petey's resources to fight them are now depleted?


* {{Narm}}: On [[https://www.schlockmercenary.com/2018-02-04 Feb. 04, 2018]], Tagon orders Cpl. Gugro to withdraw her forces from the station, only for an adorable, wide-eyed native to walk up to her and start asking where her family is. This leads Gugro to reject Tagon's orders, saying she's staying where she is. Take your pick why it's narm: that a little kid just ''happens'' to be wandering into the hold where this conversation is taking place, where there are ''hundreds of corpses stacked like cordwood,'' that there's a civilian wandering around when a piece of the station had exploded recently instead of being in a shelter, that Tagon is willing to take any guff from Gugro at all when earlier her actions triggered the Toughs having to get into a shooting war with the local militia (Gugro and all but one of her team effectively quit the company on the spot and the militia turned out to be slaving pirates in fancy coats so there are no real repercussions), or that Tagon is willing to speak so calmly (and just repeating what is basically, "you have to follow orders,") when one of his best friends was killed.

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* {{Narm}}: On [[https://www.schlockmercenary.com/2018-02-04 Feb. 04, 2018]], Tagon orders Cpl. Gugro to withdraw her forces from the station, only for an adorable, wide-eyed native to walk up to her and start asking where her family is. This leads Gugro to reject Tagon's orders, saying she's staying where she is. Take your pick why it's narm: that there's a little kid just ''happens'' to be civilian wandering into the hold around where this conversation is taking place, place instead of being in a shelter, where there are ''hundreds of corpses stacked like cordwood,'' that there's a civilian wandering around when a piece of the station had exploded recently instead of being in a shelter, that Tagon is willing to take any guff from Gugro at all when earlier her actions triggered the Toughs having to get into a shooting war with the local militia (Gugro and all but one of her team effectively quit the company on the spot and the militia turned out to be slaving pirates in fancy coats so there are no real repercussions), or that Tagon is willing to speak so calmly (and just repeating what is basically, "you have to follow orders,") when one of his best friends was killed.


* HilariousInHindsight: When Tagon and Ceeta use DecisionDarts on a galactic survey map to pick a random uninhabited star to hide near, [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2003-05-26 Tagon's first dart throw is a "bullseye".]] Ceeta then says, "That's the Galactic Core, Tagon. We don't want to go there." And, of course, she's right -- [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2004-11-25 that's where the center of the explosion will be.]]
* InformedAttractiveness: More like informed youth, but Elf dismisses Tagon as old (saying "what was I thinking" of her previous attraction) even though her partner Kevyn is somewhat round-bellied, bald and could easily be assumed to be the older of the two.
** Although Kevyn is later shown growing hair when he's stuck on a primitive planet for awhile, implying that he shaves his head rather than being naturally bald.


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* HilariousInHindsight: When Tagon and Ceeta use DecisionDarts on a galactic survey map to pick a random uninhabited star to hide near, [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2003-05-26 Tagon's first dart throw is a "bullseye".]] Ceeta then says, "That's the Galactic Core, Tagon. We don't want to go there." And, of course, she's right -- [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2004-11-25 that's where the center of the explosion will be.]]


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* InformedAttractiveness: More like informed youth, but Elf dismisses Tagon as old (saying "what was I thinking" of her previous attraction) even though her partner Kevyn is somewhat round-bellied, bald and could easily be assumed to be the older of the two.
** Although Kevyn is later shown growing hair when he's stuck on a primitive planet for awhile, implying that he shaves his head rather than being naturally bald.

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* HolyShitQuotient: Book 19 is really wracking these up. A passing worldship accidentally destroyed a nascent dinosaur civilization on Earth by passing through the halo millions of years before? The same ship found out about it and actually ''rescued'' them? Another race contacted them but covered it up (deliberately) badly? Petey had to build a telescope bigger than the galaxy to find it? When he did, he found out the area around the galaxy is packed ''full'' of the damn things?


--> '''[[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2005-03-26 Kevyn]]''': Petey, what's going on here?\\

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--> ---> '''[[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2005-03-26 Kevyn]]''': Petey, what's going on here?\\



-->UID='ADMIN'\\

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-->UID='ADMIN'\\--->UID='ADMIN'\\



--> Be sure to drink your Ovalkwik and shop often at store.schlockmercenary.com-TW

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--> ---> Be sure to drink your Ovalkwik and shop often at store.schlockmercenary.com-TW


* {{Narm}}: On [[https://www.schlockmercenary.com/2018-02-04 Feb. 04, 2018]], Tagon orders Cpl. Gugro to withdraw her forces from the station, only for an adorable, wide-eyed native to walk up to her and start asking where her family is. This leads Gugro to reject Tagon's orders, saying she's staying where she is. Take your pick why it's narm: that a little kid just ''happens'' to be wandering into the hold where this conversation is taking place, where there are ''hundreds of corpses stacked like cordwood,'' that there's a civilian wandering around when a piece of the station had exploded recently instead of being in a shelter, that Tagon is willing to take any guff from Gugro at all when earlier her actions triggered the Toughs having to get into a shooting war with the local militia, or that Tagon is willing to speak so calmly (and just repeating what is basically, "you have to follow orders,") when one of his best friends was killed.

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* {{Narm}}: On [[https://www.schlockmercenary.com/2018-02-04 Feb. 04, 2018]], Tagon orders Cpl. Gugro to withdraw her forces from the station, only for an adorable, wide-eyed native to walk up to her and start asking where her family is. This leads Gugro to reject Tagon's orders, saying she's staying where she is. Take your pick why it's narm: that a little kid just ''happens'' to be wandering into the hold where this conversation is taking place, where there are ''hundreds of corpses stacked like cordwood,'' that there's a civilian wandering around when a piece of the station had exploded recently instead of being in a shelter, that Tagon is willing to take any guff from Gugro at all when earlier her actions triggered the Toughs having to get into a shooting war with the local militia, militia (Gugro and all but one of her team effectively quit the company on the spot and the militia turned out to be slaving pirates in fancy coats so there are no real repercussions), or that Tagon is willing to speak so calmly (and just repeating what is basically, "you have to follow orders,") when one of his best friends was killed.

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** The [[https://www.schlockmercenary.com/2014-06-01 background of one of the strips]] in the ''Delegates and Delegation'' has some apparently-random gibberish on a display screen [[note]][=QmUgc3VyZSB0byBkcmluayB5b3VyIE92YWxrd2lrIGFuZCBzaG9wIG9mdGVuIGF0IHN0b3JlLnNjaGxvY2ttZXJjZW5hcnkuY29tLVRXDQoNCg===][[/note]]. Run it through a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Base64 base64]] decoder and you get:
--> Be sure to drink your Ovalkwik and shop often at store.schlockmercenary.com-TW


** Lt. Pibald is "Every bit as irrational as his namesake", and yet it's exactly that craziness that has served him well on at least two occasions, figuring things out that no one would have considered because they were too bizarre for conventional thinking.

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** Lt. Pibald Pi is "Every bit as irrational as his namesake", and yet it's exactly that craziness that has served him well on at least two occasions, figuring things out that no one would have considered because they were too bizarre for conventional thinking.


* ArchivePanic: '''''17 years''''', 1 3- or 4-panel strip Monday through Saturday and a 6- to 10-panel strip on Sundays, ''never missed a day'', even when the hosting server literally blew up. If you set out to ArchiveBinge the whole thing, expect it to take days, if not weeks.

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* ArchivePanic: '''''17 '''''18 years''''', 1 3- or 4-panel strip Monday through Saturday and a 6- to 10-panel strip on Sundays, ''never missed a day'', even when the hosting server literally blew up. If you set out to ArchiveBinge the whole thing, expect it to take days, if not weeks.



---> '''[[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2005-03-26 Kevyn]]''': Petey, what's going on here?\\

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---> --> '''[[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2005-03-26 Kevyn]]''': Petey, what's going on here?\\


* {{Narm}}: https://www.schlockmercenary.com/2018-02-04. Tagon orders Cpl. Gugro to withdraw her forces from the station, only for an adorable, wide-eyed native to walk up to her and start asking where her family is. This leads Gugro to reject Tagon's orders, saying she's staying where she is. Take your pick why it's narm: that a little kid just ''happens'' to be wandering into the hold where this conversation is taking place, where there are ''hundreds of corpses stacked like cordwood,'' that there's a civilian wandering around when a piece of the station had exploded recently instead of being in a shelter, that Tagon is willing to take any guff from Gugro at all when earlier her actions triggered the Toughs having to get into a shooting war with the local militia, or that Tagon is willing to speak so calmly (and just repeating what is basically, "you have to follow orders," when one of his best friends was killed.
* NightmareFuel: The idea of [[spoiler: having your memory overwritten into that of a super soldier who will attempt to kill all your friends. For Binnie, [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2012-06-19 part of him is still in there]], horrified at what his body is doing.]]

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* {{Narm}}: https://www.On [[https://www.schlockmercenary.com/2018-02-04. com/2018-02-04 Feb. 04, 2018]], Tagon orders Cpl. Gugro to withdraw her forces from the station, only for an adorable, wide-eyed native to walk up to her and start asking where her family is. This leads Gugro to reject Tagon's orders, saying she's staying where she is. Take your pick why it's narm: that a little kid just ''happens'' to be wandering into the hold where this conversation is taking place, where there are ''hundreds of corpses stacked like cordwood,'' that there's a civilian wandering around when a piece of the station had exploded recently instead of being in a shelter, that Tagon is willing to take any guff from Gugro at all when earlier her actions triggered the Toughs having to get into a shooting war with the local militia, or that Tagon is willing to speak so calmly (and just repeating what is basically, "you have to follow orders," orders,") when one of his best friends was killed.
* NightmareFuel: The idea of [[spoiler: having [[spoiler:having your memory overwritten into that of a super soldier who will attempt to kill all your friends. For Binnie, [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2012-06-19 part of him is still in there]], horrified at what his body is doing.]]



** Not helped that the "romance" between Elf and Tagon only appears in less than a week's worth of strips leading up to [[spoiler: Tagon's death in the "bad future" timeline]], and received no development prior to that.

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** Not helped that the "romance" between Elf and Tagon only appears in less than a week's worth of strips leading up to [[spoiler: Tagon's [[spoiler:Tagon's death in the "bad future" timeline]], and received no development prior to that.


* FunnyAneurysmMoment: Since Elf invoked what everyone else saw as her CartwrightCurse to get her squad to shut up, Pronto and Brad have been KilledOffForReal.

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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: Since Elf invoked what everyone else saw as her CartwrightCurse to get her squad to shut up, Pronto and Brad have been KilledOffForReal. Not to mention that Kevyn and Schlock (who were also kissed) have both died ''at least'' once as well. Heck, Kevyn dies ''in the same arc.'' Both of them got better, though.

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* {{Narm}}: https://www.schlockmercenary.com/2018-02-04. Tagon orders Cpl. Gugro to withdraw her forces from the station, only for an adorable, wide-eyed native to walk up to her and start asking where her family is. This leads Gugro to reject Tagon's orders, saying she's staying where she is. Take your pick why it's narm: that a little kid just ''happens'' to be wandering into the hold where this conversation is taking place, where there are ''hundreds of corpses stacked like cordwood,'' that there's a civilian wandering around when a piece of the station had exploded recently instead of being in a shelter, that Tagon is willing to take any guff from Gugro at all when earlier her actions triggered the Toughs having to get into a shooting war with the local militia, or that Tagon is willing to speak so calmly (and just repeating what is basically, "you have to follow orders," when one of his best friends was killed.


* ArchivePanic: 13 years, 1 3- or 4-panel strip Monday through Saturday and a 6- to 10-panel strip on Sundays, ''never missed a day'', even when the hosting server literally blew up. If you set out to ArchiveBinge the whole thing, expect it to take days, if not weeks.

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* ArchivePanic: 13 years, '''''17 years''''', 1 3- or 4-panel strip Monday through Saturday and a 6- to 10-panel strip on Sundays, ''never missed a day'', even when the hosting server literally blew up. If you set out to ArchiveBinge the whole thing, expect it to take days, if not weeks.


* JustForFun/XMeetsY: While [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/blog/guardians-of-the-galaxy-movie-review reviewing]] ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'', the author had this to say:
-->Sergeant Schlock can totally be described as a blobby cross between Groot and Rocket, with "I want to eat that" substituted for "I want to steal that."

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