The Silence Trilogy Character Index > The Navy
The mightiest force in the galaxy.
- Big Damn Heroes: He, his fleet, and Maggs come in at the last moment to help Niraya fend off the last of the drones and help the colony recover.
- Cloud Cuckoolander: He's seen as this by many members of the Navy due to his obsession with finding anything related to the existence of aliens. It's this obsession that makes him the perfect person for Maggs to ask for help in defending Niraya as he's the only one likely to believe him.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: He's the only Maggs believes would even dare listen to him about an invading alien force.
- Big Good: While not as good as one might agree to say, shes technically in charge of Earth's Navy, the single most powerful force in the series, so this pretty much makes her this for the series setting.
- Commanding Coolness: Shes technically the leader of the entire Navy.
- Establishing Character Moment: In her first scene, she shows exactly why she's the leader of the Navy. Lanoe flashes back to a time when the ship around them was exploding and she was laughing and telling her troops that they'd win (and they did), then (back to the present) she chastises Aleister Lanoe for even daring to not follow proper protocol, taking no nonsense whatsoever from him and seeing right through his facade. After that, she tells him she's already making preparations to face the ensuing drone fleet and sends Lanoe on a covert op to recruit mysterious allies, with a cruiser filled with Space Marines and Ace Pilots, because she's not taking any chances. Fleet Admiral, indeed.
- Fantastic Racism: Against Valk, although it comes off more as Just Doing My Job than anything else.
- One-Scene Wonder: She is mentioned a few times and shows up again at the end of Forbidden Suns, but her introductory/only scene in Forgotten Worlds leaves a lasting impression of the woman.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: While she doesn't agree with Lanoe's reasoning, she does recognize the Blue-Blue-White drone fleet as a problem and makes preparations to face, even sending Lanoe on a mission to recruit mysterious new allies to help.
- Sergeant Rock: Does not take Lanoe's actions lightly nor does she put up with his "bosh".
- Younger Than They Look: She underwent a process that rejuvenated her bodys youth.
- It's never said how old she is, but the dynamic between her and Lanoe implies that she's roughly the same age as him or possibly even older.
A veteran pilot Fleet Admiral Varma assigns to the Hopilite for Lanoe's mission in Forgotten Worlds.
The Planetary Brigade Marines
The Navy's planetside fighting force.
- Action Girl: All female Marines.
- Action Survivor: Any Marine that doesn't have connections and lives long enough to be promoted.
- Blood Knight: Every single one of them can come off as this.
- Big Eater: If Ehta's comments in Forgotten Worlds is anything to go by.
- Casual Danger Dialogue: A standard.
- Cool Helmet: They were a silver one.
- Interservice Rivalry: Oh, you can bet its there between the Navy's pilots and marines and neither seems to have much respect for the other.
- In-Universe Nickname: PBM s, or Poor Bloody Marines.
- Made of Iron: You kind have to be in order to survive long in the marines.
- Proud Warrior Race: At least, of the Navy.
- Semper Fi: They are marines, after all.
- Sigil Spam: The three-headed eagle. Blazon on nearly everything the Navy owns.
- Slobs Vs Snobs: The series, from viewpoints of both sides, seems to describe Navy Marines vs. Navy Pilots as this, respectively.
- Fire-Forged Friends: He became this with Ehta on Tuonela.
- Cruel and Unusual Death: Theres not much in the description of what an earworm does exactly, but the fact that the Navy is more than willing to discharge a willing and competent soldier from service that survived an earworm implies the potential horror of what it does. Made all the more chilling by the fact that Anselm went from a screaming mess to abruptly stopping.
- Hell Is That Noise: The "earworm", an audio-based brain-scrambling weapon that is described as normally a fatal Foregone Conclusion for anyone unfortunate enough to hear it. While Ehta survives it, he doesn't.
- Red Shirt
- We Hardly Knew Ye: He is killed in the chapter hes introduced in.
- Red Shirts
- Killed Offscreen: While never seeing what actually happens to them, Ehta assumes that Rudoff and Banks died before getting over the top of a trench. Hutchens may have survived, given that the marines' suits are prone to technological fault, but Ehta also assumes he could've been "so utterly removed from existence that his transponders didn't even register".
- The Lancer: She's this for Ehta's contingent of marines.