Bound by Honor

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"Bound by Honor." Battletech. Marty Isenberg, script. 1994.

"Organically integrated cyberoptics" allow evil sorts to interface directly with their war machines. Getting a technological edge very important in plot, suggested by imagery of small humans, very large machines. Episode deals with questions of honor when the code of the good guys requires patriotism while the warrior code of the bad guys requires fidelity to the warrior code, which includes becoming bound to and fighting for enemies who've captured you (cf. ancient Greeks and Dark Ages Germanic and Scandinavian warriors in our history). (RDE, 04/08/95)