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The Alliance Fleet
John "Black Jack" Geary
An officer from a hundred years earlier who finds himself awakening in the same war he was fighting, ground down to a stalemate.
- The Ace: A brilliant tactical commander, bordering on supergenius. Subverted and Deconstructed with the fact he's not so much a genius as the Navy's standards have degenerated badly.
- Berserk Button: Murdering POWs and civilians. Also, to a lesser extent, comparing him to Black Jack Geary's myth.
- By-the-Book Cop: A naval officer from a time when this was standard wakes up in a time when they're all expected to be Cowboy Cop Military Maverick types.
- The Captain: Certainly one of these.
- Expy: Of both King Arthur and Steve Rogers.
- Famed In-Story: To an almost ridiculous degree, much to his chagrin.
- Flanderization: Has been subject to this over the past century with his myth elevated to an Ax-Crazy Leeroy Jenkins who is, somehow, still an Invincible Hero.
- Humble Hero: Which is all but inevitable when you don't accept being The Messiah.
- Invincible Hero: What most people believe him to be. He's far from it but still very good at what he does.
- Military Maverick: A bizarre example. The REST of the fleet doesn't have much in the way of discipline, ethics, or devotion to rules—so he's this by the fact he is a By-the-Book Cop.
- An Officer and a Gentleman: One of the few left in the fleet.
- Only Sane Man: A large part of his ability to command the fleet effectively boils down to the fact he's one of the few officers who isn't interested in a suicidal attacks on the enemy.
- The Paragon: A morally virtuous man and brilliant strategist held up as an example to others.
- Real Men Love Jesus: Is faithful to his ancestors, albeit not as much as some.
- Rip Van Winkle: Wakes up a hundred years after he went into his stasis pod.
- The Strategist: His biggest advantage is that he employs ''any tactics at all' against the Syndics.
- UST: Has quite a bit of it with Desjani. Resolved when they get married.
The first officer in the Alliance fleet underneath John Geary.
- Green-Eyed Monster: Develops this attitude to Rione when she takes up with Geary.
- Number Two: Serves as this to Geary.
- Real Men Love Jesus: Believs Geary was sent by the living stars.
- The Watson: Serves as this to Geary, calling him out on his mistakes as well as educating him on common elements of culture he doesn't know about due to his long stasis.
- Woman Scorned: A minor example as she utterly loathes her ex-lover for cheating on him and won't even have his name spoken in her presence afterward.
- UST: Has a lot of this with Geary until they get married.
The Co-President of the Callas Republic, allies to the Alliance. Her husband was captured by the Syndic earlier in the war and believed K.I.A.
- Accidental Adultery: Discovers her husband was still alive when she started a romance with Geary.
- Belligerent Sexual Tension: It takes awhile for Geary to realize they have this.
- The Complainer Is Always Wrong: Pretty much every time she calls out Geary for one of his stratagems, she is left eating crow at the end.
- Horrible Judge of Character: Assumes Geary is a Ax-Crazy Glory Hound or a wannabe dictator. It takes a long time for her to realize he really is as good as he seems.
- Tsundere: Has this attitude to Geary, which confuses her as much as it does him.