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1[[quoteright:350:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/star_4.jpg]] ² [[caption-width-right:350:''"Everyone will know you belong to me now."'']]²²->''"You're my bitch now."''²-->-- '''Cain''', to Abel²²Set in an undetermined date in the future, a space station houses a starfighter fleet, each ship manned by a fighter and a navigator. Navigator Abel is assigned to the notorious fighter Cain, who kicks off their partnership by permanently scarring Abel to mark him as his property, then threatening him. Forced together by circumstance and military command, Abel does his best to be a professional partner and navigator to loose-cannon Cain, while entering into a brutal, messy relationship with him even as hints arise that Cain is even more dangerous than he appears.²²Can be found [[http://starfightercomic.com/comic.php here.]]²²There is a VisualNovel based on the comic, which can be found [[https://datenighto.com/game/starfighter-eclipse here.]]²²'''NSFW for graphic sex''', but has a SFW filter page.²²----²!!This webcomic contains examples of:²²* TheAce: Both Cain and Abel show signs of being this: Cain's a darker and nastier version, while Abel plays it straighter, being both skilled and the first Navigator to volunteer for [[spoiler: what may be a suicide mission]].²* {{Animesque}}²* ArtEvolution: It's not dramatic, but the comic slowly got prettier, smoother, and more professional looking over time.²* AxCrazy: The [[AlphaBitch nastier]] Navigators seem to think all Fighters are this. They're probably wrong, but [[BloodKnight Cain]] doesn't do much to avert the stereotype. However, Praxis and Encke seem relatively stable, and there are hints that is is less an issue of disposition and more a class issue.²* BastardBoyfriend: Cain acts like a classic Unconflicted type at the outset, but some of his behaviour might mark him as a candidate for Conflicted development, or bring him out of the category altogether. ²** As of Chapter 3, Cain has gotten a ''lot'' better, and his relationship with Abel is starting to look more egalitarian.²* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: Averted. That scar is ''permanent''.²* BetaCouple: Keeler and Encke. While their romantical involvement is only ever implied, they do seem to have the most respectful and healthy relationship as fighter and navigator shown so far, specially true considering that most fighters and navigators dislike each other.²* BioAugmentation: [[spoiler: WordOfGod has it that Abel and the other Navigators have this, explaining both their intellect and their uniformly pretty looks. The Fighters don't have this advantage, so they apparently have to compensate in [[SocialDarwinist other ways]]. Link [[http://community.livejournal.com/the_slash_pile/225593.html?thread=2347833#t2347833 here]].]] ²* BugWar: to what we've seen so far, the Colterons are apparently a race of insects.²* 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.²* CainAndAbel, natch.²* 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.]]²* CastFullOfPrettyBoys: So far. [[spoiler: Except for "Mother"...]]²* CatapultNightmare: Abel has one of these when a [[EroticDream dream involving Cain]] goes horribly wrong.²* CrazyJealousGuy: Deimos to Cain, and evidently Cain to Abel. [[SarcasmMode Yeah, this is going to end well...]]²* ColourCodedForYourConvenience: Navigators are in white uniforms with white or blond hair, Fighters have dark hair and uniforms. Almost all exceptions to the rule for Navigators are people of colour, and all of the named characters conform.²* CurseCutShort: "You mean you can fly a starfighter but you don't know how to suck - NGH!" ²* ADateWithRosiePalms: Cain has an impromptu one in his cockpit after barely missing the antimatter cannon fired by the space station at the enemy fleet. If Abel hadn't figured out his Fighter was a tad unstable before...Also, Praxis has this, while looking at a picture of Abel, and fantasizing that Abel comes to his room, all beat up, and seduces Praxis. ²* DoggedNiceGuy: [[spoiler: Praxis obviously feels Abel deserves better than someone like Cain, and has ignored warnings not to even talk to Abel at all. It's not until later that we learn that he does indeed have feelings for Abel, at the very least a physical attraction to him.]]²* ExtyYearsFromNow²* GratuitousRussian: [[TermsOfEndangerment Myshonok]], also Cain is a "[[{{UsefulNotes/Romani}} tsygan]] bastard" according to Praxis.²* GroinAttack: [[spoiler: Cain to Praxis in Chapter 2.]]²* HelloSailor: Nearly everyone is gay in the SpaceNavy of the fleet.²* HoneyTrap: Phobos seduces Cook to steal highly confidential information in his back.²* 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.]]²* InterClassRomance: Abel is the son of one of Earth's most powerful politicians, Cain is a low-life criminal from the desolate Mars colonies.²* JerkAss: Cain's idea of saying hello and getting to know his new roommate/navigator involves ''biting his face'' to "mark" him as his property. [[spoiler:As of the latest comic, it's been made clear he's warned all the other Fighters not to even ''talk'' to Abel, and he's ready to hand out a beating to [[DoggedNiceGuy Praxis]] for daring to speak to Abel for a few moments in the hallway.]]²** As of the mission into Colteron space, with Abel taking the helm more in their relationship, Cain seems to be slowly evolving into a JerkWithAHeartOfGold.²* LongHairedPrettyBoy: Keeler. With a MotherlySidePlait.²* 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.²* TheMasochismTango: A fairly literal example, as Cain gives Abel a permanent scar, and really seems to take an interest when Abel tries to punch him out and later returns the lip-scarring favour by scratching Cain bloody in the heat of the moment.²** Later chapters seems to show that their relationship is getting better.²* MilitaryScienceFiction²* NoNameGiven: Cain and Abel are only known by their codenames. [[spoiler: Abel's birth name is given as Ethan in his dream and Cain's is revealed as Alexei later on when he talks about his past.]]²** 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.²* NoSenseOfPersonalSpace: Deimos, where Cain is concerned. Cain can get this way around Abel, too, except Abel [[TheMasochismTango seems to enjoy it.]]²* NotIfTheyEnjoyedItRationalization: Messes around with this one. Was Cain being a pushy abusive jackass? Well yeah. Abel, despite being none too happy with Cain's charming personality, never tries to stop Cain, is explicitly enjoying himself, and gets off multiple times. At one point, he even tells Cain to stop...and although Cain complains, stop he does. ²* PetTheDog: Subverted at first, then more frequently with Cain as the comic goes on.²* 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.]]²* 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]].²* ARealManIsAKiller: Cain's a bloodthirsty adrenaline junkie. Abel is the type to put himself in harm's way to save a stranger's life. Guess who tops?²* RealMenHateAffection: Interestingly, Cain doesn't seem to mind post-sex cuddling. ²* RebelliousPrincess: Gender-flipped, from the looks of Abel's backstory.²* ReligiousAndMythologicalThemeNaming: Naming your protagonists "Cain" and "Abel"? [[SarcasmMode Obviously, happy and fluffy times are ahead.]]²** The eavesdropping fighter is named Deimos, one of Ares' twins sons who followed him into battle. Deimos seems to have a...[[YanDere thing]] for the very war-like Cain. You do the math.²** The latest page has introduced the Terran battleship ''Sleipnir''.²* ScarsAreForever: Cain bites Abel's lip after being partnered together, the remaining scar marking him as Cain's "bitch".²* {{Seme}}: Cain is an aggressive BloodKnight. He's more muscular and sexually experienced than Cain, and usually tops.²* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Abel and Cain respectively.²* ShoutOut: The name of the space fighter Abel helps rescue? The [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Tiberius]]. Coincidence? I think not.²** Also, one of the nasty Navigators in the lift is code-named [[Literature/TheThreeMusketeers Porthos]].²** 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 Abel was part of the plan]]. ²* 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.²* SpaceNavy²* {{Starfighter}}: Of course.²* UnsoundEffect²* {{Uke}}: Abel is thin and Twink-ish, sexually inexperienced, high-class, and considerably more innocent and noble than Cain. He usually bottoms.²* WeakButSkilled: The Navigators. [[spoiler: They're designed that way: see above under BioAugmentation.]]²* WhamLine: [[spoiler: "We are losing this war."]]²* WorldOfBadass: Justified, since this is a military base during what is, presumably, a large-scale war.²* 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.²----

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