- Were always ready for the call, we place our trust in Thee. Through surf and storm and howling gale, high shall our purpose be. '''Semper Paratus''' is our guide, Our fame, Our glory, too. [ ] To sink the foe or save the maimed, Our mission and Our pride.++From Semper Paratus (Always Ready), Fight Song of the United States Coast Guard.++
Semper Paratus: A CORELINE Story is a one-shot story that occurs on the Coreline Shared Universe, following the actions in a single day-long patrol (which occurs during the Fourth Of July) of a Florida-based United States Coast Guard team.
Currently under construction. Please add tropes as you see them!
This story has the following Tropes:
- Adaptational Badass: The team includes a version of Haruka Nanase which has changed (because of appearing on The Line and needing to adapt) from "Ambiguous Disorder-laden swim-happy pretty boy" to "Post-Training from Hell-to-withstand-borderline-Death World-conditions-and-insane-situations-including-amphibious-combat Coast Guard Rescue Swimmer (who still happens to be a pretty-boy, but it's the way he was drawn)". The climactic rescue scene has him getting hit over the head with a fire extinguisher by Peter Griffin and keeping on carrying his duties with no loss in effectiveness.
- An Arm and a Leg: An Alternate of Waylon Smithers (one of the handful of survivors of the mega-yacht explosion) ended up losing an arm.
- Bittersweet Ending: The team manages to see some wonders throughout the day and save some people from the wreck of an exploding mega-yacht... however, every single one of those people have been maimed or greatly traumatized by the disaster and the man who performed it (an Alternate of Peter Griffin) will most probably be unapologetic about his actions (as many of his Alternates are wont to do).
- Cluster F-Bomb: From Seymour Skinner, of all people (then again, he's trying his best to kill Peter Griffin with his bare hands and he just survived a disaster, so who can blame him?).
- Cool Boat: The mega-yacht is mentioned to have probably been one before the story, being (among other luxuries) absurdly big. Unfortunately, that was before Peter Griffin came aboard...
- Fridge Horror: In-Universe case: it is noted that said mega-yacht is a near-literal Mile-Long Ship which was probably full of people and devastated with explosions hard enough for pieces of it to be melting into the ocean and the initial explosion was strong enough to have been heard from many miles away. There were only four survivors.
- Idiot Houdini: All of the other survivors of the mega-yacht explosion are maimed and/or visibly shell-shocked. Griffin (much to everybody's disgust) only sports whatever bruises he got from everybody else beating him up (although it is obvious that he will be arrested and maybe even lynched for his actions).
- Lower-Deck Episode: The story follows a simple team of Coast Guard members through their day-which has its pretty chaotic big surprise, but it's not potentially world-changing.
- Original Generation: The entire Coast Guard team (Adcox Gorman, Gerald DeFalco, Joseph Hunt) is a bunch of Fictions which have a basis on other Fandoms (X-Men for Hunt, Sonic the Hedgehog for Gerald) and one Real. The only character who is not "original" happens to be an Alternate of Haruka Nanase.
- Take That!: This story carries a pretty brutal one towards Family Guy: it's mentioned that In-Universe Alternates of Peter Griffin have been hunted to near-extinction, so much he has pissed off people with his general Jerkassery... and the stupidity and rudeness of one of them was the reason Quahog has been destroyed (and his destructive impulsiveness is the reason of the story's climactic disaster as well).
- Titled After the Song: After "Semper Paratus"-the Real Life Coast Guard's fight/marching song.
- The Real Heroes: Never explicitly stated in-story, but written within this vein. After all, it's a dirty job, but somebody's got to do it...
- Two-Faced: One of the survivors of the mega-yacht explosion is an Alternate of Lisa Simpson with half of her body burnt (one of the team members even explicitly compares her looks to Harvey "Two-Face" Dent)