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This page contains examples of the following tropes
- Ace Pilot: Jenna Murphy and Angus Beckett.
- Big Bad Duumvirate: Samir Atta Nidal and Khyron.
- Big Brother Mentor: Beckett, to the pilots of Knight Squadron.
- Chekhov's Gun: In the SDF-1 launch celebration, a terrorist tries to bomb the festivities and is captured. A few months later, he successfully bombs a casino on board the ship, and much later, his terrorist group forms an alliance with Khyron.
- Colonel Badass: Beckett
- Complete Monster: Samir Atta Nidal and his Blood Martyrs. They held several hostages, including the protagonist, and had one of the female hostages raped and murdered as it was being filmed. Little wonder Nidal and Khyron forged an alliance.
- Desk Jockey: This is Beckett's fate in the story, due to the wear and tear on his body due to flying the Valkyries.
- Expy: Angus Beckett is an Expy of Roy Fokker, at least with respect with his role in Knight Squadron. Unlike Roy, Angus is a family man who is married with children.
- Elsewhere Fic: though the protagonist/narrator witnesses canon events at times.
- External Retcon: The renegade Zentraedi allied themselves with native insurgent groups, including Khyron allying with Samir Atta Nidal and the Blood Martyrs' Brigade.
- Fan Verse: This story takes place in the same Fan Verse as Valkyrie Nights, Spreading Their Wings, Another New World, and Dire Straits. Notably, Angus Beckett appears in Valkyrie Nights and Dire Straits, and Katie Taney and Kevin Landry appear in Spreading Their Wings and Another New World.
- Macross Missile Massacre
- Mentor Occupational Hazard: Averted with Angus Beckett.
- But played straight with Dan Colmes.
- No Name Given: the protagonist/narrator
- Number Two: Dan Colmes until he was killed in the Battle of Saturn.
- OC Stand In: Colonel Maistroff, a minor canon character is given an expanded role due to his position as commander of the Macross's Space Marine detachment and Beckett's immediate superior.
- Vince Grant, who does not appear in canon materials until Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles, is another example.
- One-Winged Angel: Samir Atta Nidal had transformed to this when he was macronized by Khyron.
- Original Character
- Shell-Shocked Veteran: Jenna, especially after Lani's death.
- Space Marine: The pilots of Knight Squadron are these.
- Tear Jerker: Lani's memorial service
- Transforming Mecha: the VF-1 Valkyries flown by Knight Squadron, obviously.
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