History Characters / ArkhamHorror

12th Jul '17 3:19:38 PM ProfessorDetective
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A list of all of the Investigators that can appear in the Arkham Horror series of board games created by Fantasy Flight Games, including the Eldritch Horror and Mansions of Madness series, which shares characters and themes.

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A list of all of the Investigators that can appear in the Arkham Horror ''Arkham Horror'' series of board games created by Fantasy Flight Games, including the Eldritch Horror ''TabletopGame/EldritchHorror'' and Mansions ''Mansions of Madness Madness'' series, which shares characters and themes.



* LuckBasedMission: The goal of his personal story is to get a Dreamlands trophy, with the fail condition being if the doom track hits 5. The problem is that opening gates typically ''advance the doom track'', which means that absent somebody starting with the Control Gate spell or fortunately-timed monster surges, Pete's only real hope for passing his objective is if (a) the Dreamlands can be reached by one of the first two gates (very low chance), and (b) he can ''get'' to that gate quickly. Not easy with his maximum base speed of 3...

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* LuckBasedMission: The goal of his personal story is to get a Dreamlands trophy, with the fail failure condition being if the doom track hits 5. The problem is that opening gates typically ''advance the doom track'', which means that absent somebody starting with the Control Gate spell or fortunately-timed monster surges, Pete's only real hope for passing his objective is if (a) the Dreamlands can be reached by one of the first two gates (very low chance), and (b) he can ''get'' to that gate quickly. Not easy with his maximum base speed of 3...
10th Jul '17 1:52:16 AM Kuruni
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* GirlsAreReallyScaredOfHorrorMovies: Inverted. She's a ''huge'' fan of horror stories, with Creator/EdgarAllenPoe and ''Literature/{{Dracula}}'' being name-dropped in her backstory. But TheNecronomicon is too much even for her.

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* GirlsAreReallyScaredOfHorrorMovies: Inverted. She's a ''huge'' fan of horror stories, with Creator/EdgarAllenPoe and ''Literature/{{Dracula}}'' being name-dropped in her backstory. But TheNecronomicon the Necronomicon is too much even for her.



* TomeOfEldritchLore: Her involvement in Arkham is kicked off by TheNecronomicon, and her personal story revolves around recovering an unnamed tome before [[ArtifactOfDoom it can cause any mischief]].

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* TomeOfEldritchLore: Her involvement in Arkham is kicked off by TheNecronomicon, the Necronomicon, and her personal story revolves around recovering an unnamed tome before [[ArtifactOfDoom it can cause any mischief]].
9th Jul '17 3:28:51 PM Luigifan
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* WriteWhatYouKnow: Her ideas for her books came from her visions.

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* WriteWhatYouKnow: Her ideas for her books came from her visions. (She started writing to cope with said visions.)



* JusticeByOtherLegalMeans: Making more than $5 in one go has him fail his personal story, as he gets accused of Tax Evasion. He permanently loses all the money he has, and is prevented from making any more money for the game.

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* JusticeByOtherLegalMeans: Making more than $5 in one go has him fail his personal story, as he gets accused of Tax Evasion. He permanently loses all the money he has, and is prevented from making any more money for the game. (This also means that taking a loan before passing his personal story [[TooDumbToLive is a spectacularly bad idea]].)



* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: After his pal Fast Louie Farrell is drowned by a HumanoidAbomination, [=McGlen=] intends to make each and every one of those monsters sleep with the fishes too...

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* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: After his pal Fast Louie Farrell is drowned by a HumanoidAbomination, [=McGlen=] intends to make each and every one of those monsters sleep with the fishes fishes, too...



* BadassBookworm: He has a high Lore stat, decent Sneak skills, and a ''lot'' of Sanity points. His standard ability also reduces Sanity losses, making trips to the Asylum highly unlikely[[note]]and being [[KilledOffForReal Devoured]] even less likely, as that ([[NonStandardGameOver generally]]) requires losing all [[HitPoints Stamina]] and Sanity at the same time[[/note]].

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* BadassBookworm: He has a high Lore stat, decent Sneak skills, and a ''lot'' of Sanity points. His standard ability also reduces Sanity losses, making trips to the Asylum highly unlikely[[note]]and being [[KilledOffForReal Devoured]] even less likely, as that ([[NonStandardGameOver generally]]) requires losing all [[HitPoints Stamina]] and Sanity [[SanityMeter Sanity]] at the same time[[/note]].



* SenselessSacrifice: Does this if an Ally is lost after failing his personal story. Though he makes a HeroicSacrifice to save them, by game rules his death means the player loses the advantage of the allies anyway, so from the player's perspective it's this.

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* SenselessSacrifice: Does this if an Ally is lost after failing his personal story. Though he makes a HeroicSacrifice to save them, by game rules rules, his death means the player loses the advantage of the allies anyway, so from the player's perspective perspective, it's this.



* BrownNote: Averted at first; his music raises the dead, but it's not inherently evil, and in fact if he succeeds in his personal story, he manages to turn it around and use it to his advantage. [[DemonicPossession Played horribly straight]] if he fails, though...

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* BrownNote: Averted at first; his music raises the dead, but it's not inherently evil, and in fact fact, if he succeeds in his personal story, he manages to turn it around and use it to his advantage. [[DemonicPossession Played horribly straight]] if he fails, though...



* DarkIsNotEvil/DarkIsEvil/EvilIsNotAToy: How his personal story plays out determines which tropes apply to his music. Succeed, and [[DarkIsNotEvil he can use it to instantly defeat any undead monsters that appear.]] Fail it, and [[EvilIsNotAToy the music possesses him whenever he hits 0 Sanity or Stamina;]] [[NoodleIncident it's not explicitly stated what happens when this occurs,]] [[BrownNote but whatever it is]] [[NothingIsScarier it raises the Terror level...]]

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* DarkIsNotEvil/DarkIsEvil/EvilIsNotAToy: How his personal story plays out determines which tropes apply to his music. Succeed, and [[DarkIsNotEvil he can use it to instantly defeat any undead monsters that appear.]] Fail it, and [[EvilIsNotAToy the music possesses him whenever he hits 0 Sanity or Stamina;]] [[NoodleIncident it's not explicitly stated what happens when this occurs,]] [[BrownNote but whatever it is]] is]], [[NothingIsScarier it raises the Terror level...]]



* StreetMusician: He wasn't always one. But ever since he played at Widow Jenkins's funeral, he hasn't been able to get work. Probably because his magic trumpet made the widow get out of the coffin and join in the festivities.

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* StreetMusician: He wasn't always one. But ever since he played at Widow Jenkins's funeral, he hasn't been able to get work. Probably because his magic trumpet [[TheFunInFuneral made the widow get out of the coffin and join in the festivities.festivities]].



* PsychicPowers: She is, after all, called a psychic. This is more prominent in EldritchHorror, when she can peek at unflipped Condition cards.

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* PsychicPowers: She is, after all, called a psychic. This is more prominent in EldritchHorror, TabletopGame/EldritchHorror, when she can peek at unflipped Condition cards.



* MyGirlBackHome: Sophie, who believed him about the monsters he saw in the war. She believed him because one of them was eating her from the inside out.

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* MyGirlBackHome: Sophie, who believed him about the monsters he saw in the war. She believed him because [[EatenAlive one of them was eating her from the inside out.out]].



* ShellShockedVeteran: Most people think that Mark didn't take the war very well. Ironically, his story makes it clear that it wasn't the war that got to him, thanks to Sophie believing everything he wrote back to her about the monsters he encountered fighting in the trenches. It was only AFTER he came home, and found Sophie being EatenAlive by an EldritchAbomination [[GoMadFromTheRevelation that he went over the edge...]]

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* ShellShockedVeteran: Most people think that Mark didn't take the war very well. Ironically, his story makes it clear that it wasn't the war that got to him, thanks to Sophie [[MyGirlBackHome Sophie]] believing everything he wrote back to her about the monsters he encountered fighting in the trenches. It was only AFTER he came home, and found Sophie being EatenAlive by an EldritchAbomination [[GoMadFromTheRevelation that he went over the edge...]]



* WouldHurtAChild: Fail his personal story and he gets to be witness to this, seeing the kid he wanted to save led away in handcuffs while the cruel loan shark just watches, [[FridgeHorror the kid's mom nowhere in sight.]]

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* WouldHurtAChild: Fail his personal story and he gets to be witness to this, seeing the kid he wanted to save led away in handcuffs while the cruel loan shark who'd been chasing said kid just watches, [[FridgeHorror and the kid's mom is nowhere in sight.]]



* TheAtoner: She feels so much remorse from what the Silver Twilight Lodge has done.

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* TheAtoner: She feels so much remorse from over what the Silver Twilight Lodge has done.



* TheMole: A trusted one. In fact, she cannot lose her Silver Twilight Membership, ever. Her successful personal story is titled this, and it's implied she becomes an official one for the police department regarding the Silver Twilight cult.

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* TheMole: ReverseMole: A trusted one. In fact, she cannot lose her Silver Twilight Membership, ever. Her successful personal story is titled this, "TheMole", and it's implied she becomes an official one for the police department regarding the Silver Twilight cult.



* KidHero: Notably, her being a minor prevents her from getting a Bank Loan, or being the Deputy of Arkham.

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* KidHero: Notably, her being a minor prevents her from getting a Bank Loan, Loan or being the Deputy of Arkham.



* CorruptPolitician: Granted, he genuinely cares for the people, and his actions and policies are for TheGreaterGood, but the way to pass his Personal Story is to [[BribingYourWayToVictory outright bribe the local newspaper]] [[AttackOfThePoliticalAd to make a political ad frenzy]].

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* CorruptPolitician: Granted, he genuinely cares for the people, and his actions and policies are for TheGreaterGood, but he's implied to be willing to do some unsavory things to remain in power, and this is demonstrated in-game; the way to pass his Personal Story is to [[BribingYourWayToVictory outright bribe the local newspaper]] [[AttackOfThePoliticalAd to make a political ad frenzy]].



* SkewedPriorities: He honestly worries about the election almost as much as the Ancient One about to reawaken, and spell TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. Of course, he really does need the power of his position to keep the public calm, and thinks ''they'' have the SkewedPriorities for trying to push an election at a time like this...

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* SkewedPriorities: He honestly worries about the election almost as much as the Ancient One about to reawaken, reawaken and spell TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. Of course, he really does need the power of his position to keep the public calm, and thinks ''they'' have the SkewedPriorities for trying to push an election at a time like this...



* FissionMailed: His "failed" personal story is the only one with a benefit to it (gain 1 Clue Token for each monster killed), and the narrative makes this seem like the better option -- it's clear that Morgan's client probably isn't up to any good with the monster corpses, but if Tony goes through with the deal, he's none the wiser about the EvilPlan said client is about to use them for...

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* FissionMailed: His "failed" personal story is the only one beside Sister Mary's with a benefit to it (gain 1 Clue Token for each monster killed), and the narrative makes this seem like the better option -- it's clear that Morgan's client probably isn't up to any good with the monster corpses, but if Tony goes through with the deal, he's none the wiser about the EvilPlan said client is about to use them for...



* UnwittingPawn: In his personal story, getting enough clue tokens makes him realize this, "failing" it. However, ''both'' outcomes for his story involve losing all his current monster trophies in exchange for a boon, so whether this is really a failure depends on whether you want money right away ("pass") or more clue tokens in the future (the alleged "fail").

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* UnwittingPawn: In his personal story, getting enough clue tokens makes him realize this, "failing" it. However, ''both'' outcomes for his story involve losing all his current monster trophies in exchange for a boon, boon (and the pass strips him of his Clue tokens as well), so whether this is really a failure depends on whether you want money right away ("pass") or more clue tokens in the future (the alleged "fail").



* GoMadFromTheRevelation: Averted. Other characters lose Sanity from reading tomes, but Daisy can avoid all Sanity losses.
* MagicLibrarian: Not more than anyone else in the game, but she is one of a few who starts with spells.

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* GirlsAreReallyScaredOfHorrorMovies: Inverted. She's a ''huge'' fan of horror stories, with Creator/EdgarAllenPoe and ''Literature/{{Dracula}}'' being name-dropped in her backstory. But TheNecronomicon is too much even for her.
* GoMadFromTheRevelation: Averted. Other characters lose Sanity from reading tomes, but [[NoSell Daisy can avoid all such Sanity losses.
losses]].
** It gets played straight if she fails her Personal Story, with her mind getting permanently shattered after she recklessly reads the TomeOfEldritchLore she's been looking for. However, this only reduces her maximum Sanity; she retains her ability to NoSell Sanity losses from tomes.
* MagicLibrarian: Not more than anyone else in the game, but she is one of a few who starts with spells. She also loses less Sanity from spellcasting by default (compare to Walters, who needs to pass his personal story to obtain a similar ability).
* TomeOfEldritchLore: Her involvement in Arkham is kicked off by TheNecronomicon, and her personal story revolves around recovering an unnamed tome before [[ArtifactOfDoom it can cause any mischief]].



* MagicalGirlWarrior: She was one, in a past life. If she wants to survive this one, she better become one.

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* MagicalGirlWarrior: She was one, in a past life. If she wants to survive this one, she she'd better become one.



* VisionsOfAnotherSelf: She has dreams of her past reincarnation.

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* VisionsOfAnotherSelf: She has dreams of her past reincarnation.incarnation.



* ReassignedToAntarctica: Fail his personal story, and his boss forces him to take a vacation, costing him access to his Expense Account (free money every turn if he's broke) ability for several turns.

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* ReassignedToAntarctica: Fail his personal story, and his boss forces him to take a vacation, costing him access to his Expense Account (free [[note]]free money every turn if he's broke) broke[[/note]] ability for several turns.



* {{Retirony}}: Planned to stop practicing law, buy a boat, and sail around the world with his beloved Maria. Plans changed.

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* {{Retirony}}: Planned to stop practicing law, buy a boat, and sail around the world with his beloved Maria. [[StuffedIntoTheFridge Plans changed.]]



* BlueBlood: She's got a hefty inheritance, but she used it to set up her work. Notably, in-game she starts with some of the lowest money in the game.

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* BlueBlood: She's got a hefty inheritance, but she used it to set up her work. Notably, in-game in-game, she starts with some of the lowest money in the game.



* {{Metamorphosis}}: If he fails his personal story, he becomes a Deep One; from a gameplay perspective, he's KilledOffForReal, a powerful monster spawns in his location, and the Deep One Uprising track increases, bringing the game closer to a NonstandardGameOver.

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* {{Metamorphosis}}: If he fails his personal story, he becomes a Deep One; from a gameplay perspective, he's KilledOffForReal, a powerful monster spawns in his location, and the Deep One Uprising track increases, bringing the game closer to a NonstandardGameOver.NonStandardGameOver.



* FearlessFool: Makes horror checks ''after'' fights -- and then only if he loses or runs -- because he's too thick to realize something is an EldritchAbomination until he's had time to mull it over. Failing his Personal Story weakens this trait.

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* FearlessFool: Makes horror checks ''after'' fights -- and then only if he loses or runs -- because he's too thick to realize something is an EldritchAbomination until he's had time to mull it over. Failing over.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: "Pa" Samson's fate if Hank fails
his Personal Story weakens this trait.
personal story. (He gets off lightly compared to Isabella Barnes and Wendy's dad.)



* MeaningfulName: He's a [[{{Hamlet}} grave digger]]...

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* MeaningfulName: He's a [[{{Hamlet}} [[Theater/{{Hamlet}} grave digger]]...
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* HeadsIWinTailsYouLose: Sister Mary has an extremely forgiving Personal Story, which is won by two people in the game being Blessed, and is lost by her being cursed (which is less likely to happen to her, because she starts the game as Blessed). If she succeeds, she gets Blessed again if she's not already and gets ''total immunity to curses.'' If she somehow loses, she outright {{No Sell}}s the curse and becomes blessed instead.
* NunsNRosaries: One of a starting items is a cross.

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* HeadsIWinTailsYouLose: Sister Mary has an extremely forgiving Personal Story, which is won by two people in the game being Blessed, and is lost by her being cursed (which is less likely to happen to her, because she starts the game as Blessed). If she succeeds, she gets Blessed again if she's not already and gets ''total immunity to curses.'' If she somehow loses, she outright {{No Sell}}s the curse and becomes blessed instead.
instead (but only that one time).
* NunsNRosaries: One of a her starting items is a cross.



* HardboiledDetective: Everything about him makes him as one of these.

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* HardboiledDetective: Everything about him makes marks him as one of these.



* ProperlyParanoid: After her patient was brutally murdered for sharing his dreams, Carolyn knows that people WILL come after her if she isn't careful with how she proceeds in her investigation. Failing her personal quest has her [[HeKnowsTooMuch get too close for the villains comfort]], and penalizes all her Sneak checks [[BigBrotherIsWatching as all of the villains focus their attention on her]].

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* ProperlyParanoid: After her patient was brutally murdered for sharing his dreams, Carolyn knows that people WILL ''will'' come after her if she isn't careful with how she proceeds in her investigation. Failing her personal quest has her [[HeKnowsTooMuch get too close for the villains villains' comfort]], and penalizes all her Sneak checks [[BigBrotherIsWatching as all of the villains focus their attention on her]].



* EvilIsNotAToy: Probably what the moral is more likely to be, since his GoldFever is sparked by [[ArtifactOfDoom gold coins inscribed with all sorts of occultic and Eldritch nastiness]]. Succeeding his personal story has him hit the "Jackpot" of coins, but he now realizes just what danger they represent. Not wising up in time makes him Cursed if he has ANY money on him, prevents him from being Blessed with ANY money on him, and he'll immediately lose being Blessed if he gets ANY money back.

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* EvilIsNotAToy: Probably what the moral is more likely to be, since his GoldFever is sparked by [[ArtifactOfDoom gold coins inscribed with all sorts of occultic and Eldritch nastiness]]. Succeeding in his personal story has him hit the "Jackpot" of coins, but he now realizes just what danger they represent. Not wising up in time makes him Cursed if he has ANY ''any'' money on him, prevents him from being Blessed with ANY ''any'' money on him, and he'll immediately lose being Blessed if he gets ANY ''any'' money back.



* MoreDakka: Starts the game with a Tommy Gun. [[DamnItFeelsGoodToBeAGangster Fitting, considering who he is]].

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* MoreDakka: Starts the game with a Tommy Gun. [[DamnItFeelsGoodToBeAGangster Fitting, considering who he is]].is.]]



* BadassBookworm: He has a high Lore stat, decent Sneak skills, and a ''lot'' of Sanity points. His standard ability also reduces Sanity losses, making trips to the Asylum highly unlikely[[note]]and being [[KilledOffForReal Devoured]] even less likely, as that requires losing all [[HitPoints Stamina]] and Sanity at the same time[[/note]].

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* BadassBookworm: He has a high Lore stat, decent Sneak skills, and a ''lot'' of Sanity points. His standard ability also reduces Sanity losses, making trips to the Asylum highly unlikely[[note]]and being [[KilledOffForReal Devoured]] even less likely, as that ([[NonStandardGameOver generally]]) requires losing all [[HitPoints Stamina]] and Sanity at the same time[[/note]].



* MagicFromTechnology: An interesting inversion: Kate's flux capacitor is based on magic, but it's purely scientific in nature, created through experimentation and the scientific method. However, it works against magic. Further, nothing stops Kate from casting spells like any other investigator, in fact she starts the game with spells.

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* MagicFromTechnology: An interesting inversion: Kate's flux capacitor is based on magic, but it's purely scientific in nature, created through experimentation and the scientific method. However, it works against magic. Further, Furthermore, nothing stops Kate from casting spells like any other investigator, investigator; in fact fact, she starts the game with spells.



* TheMenFirst: He develops this tendency with suicidal results, if he fails his personal story.

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* TheMenFirst: He develops this tendency with suicidal results, results if he fails his personal story.



* DemonicPossession: Fail his personal story and this happens every time he goes insane or falls unconscious, raising the Terror level.
* DarkIsNotEvil/DarkIsEvil/EvilIsNotAToy: How his personal story plays out determines which tropes apply to his music. Succeed, and [[DarkIsNotEvil he can use it to instantly defeat any undead monsters that appear.]] Fail it, and [[EvilIsNotAToy the music possesses him whenever he hits 0 Sanity or Stamina;]] [[NoodleIncident it's not explicitly stated what happens when this occurs, ]] [[BrownNote but whatever it is]] [[NothingIsScarier it raises the Terror level...]]

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* DemonicPossession: Fail his personal story story, and this happens every time he goes insane or falls unconscious, raising the Terror level.
* DarkIsNotEvil/DarkIsEvil/EvilIsNotAToy: How his personal story plays out determines which tropes apply to his music. Succeed, and [[DarkIsNotEvil he can use it to instantly defeat any undead monsters that appear.]] Fail it, and [[EvilIsNotAToy the music possesses him whenever he hits 0 Sanity or Stamina;]] [[NoodleIncident it's not explicitly stated what happens when this occurs, ]] occurs,]] [[BrownNote but whatever it is]] [[NothingIsScarier it raises the Terror level...]]



* NoSell: Only very specific circumstances can stop him from his tasks, and he cannot be stuck in jail
* PreemptiveApology: He starts in the South Church at the {{Confessional}}, praying for forgiveness of [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge the MANY sins he's about to commit this night...]]

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* NoSell: Only very specific circumstances can stop him from his tasks, and he cannot be stuck in jail
jail.
* PreemptiveApology: He starts in the South Church at the {{Confessional}}, praying for forgiveness of for [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge the MANY sins he's about to commit this night...]]



* ThirdEye: Her special ability is called this, although it doesn't manifest in game. It just gives her an extra hand to cast a spell with.
* WitchSpecies: Her magic is in the blood, her grand-mere was also an accomplished witch.

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* ThirdEye: Her special ability is called this, although it doesn't manifest in game.in-game. It just gives her an extra hand to cast a spell with.
* WitchSpecies: Her magic is in the blood, blood; her grand-mere was also an accomplished witch.



* DefectorFromDecadence: After seeing just HOW horrifying some rituals of the Silver Twilight Inner Sanctum were, Diana desperately wants to attone for them.

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* DefectorFromDecadence: After seeing just HOW horrifying some rituals of the Silver Twilight Inner Sanctum were, Diana desperately wants to attone atone for them.



* AffirmativeActionGirl: Rather blatantly, she complains about racism all the time. [[GameplayAndStorySegregation It only comes up in her personal story, she's never refused service anyplace.]]

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* AffirmativeActionGirl: Rather blatantly, she complains about racism all the time. [[GameplayAndStorySegregation It only comes up in her personal story, story; she's never refused service anyplace.]]



* SuperToughness: She can ignore the results of getting two Injury cards (which would normally kill the investigator)

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* SuperToughness: She can ignore the results of getting two Injury cards (which would normally kill the investigator)investigator).



* GenderMisdirection: Downplayed, but mentioned in her back story. The monks who were sent to take her to the monastery were briefly surprised to find out she was a girl, but they took her in and trained her regardless.

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* GenderMisdirection: Downplayed, but mentioned in her back story.backstory. The monks who were sent to take her to the monastery were briefly surprised to find out she was a girl, but they took her in and trained her regardless.



* LaserGuidedAmnesia: An Inversion - she KNOWS that she starred as the leading lady for a play, but can't find anybody else who remembers seeing the play - the fact that every other member of the cast and staff of that play was either dead or simply vanished wasn't helping her case. Probably because [[BrownNote the play in question was]] Literature/TheKingInYellow...

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* LaserGuidedAmnesia: An Inversion - -- she KNOWS ''knows'' that she starred as the leading lady for a play, but can't find anybody else who remembers seeing the play - -- the fact that every other member of the cast and staff of that play was either dead or simply vanished wasn't helping her case. Probably because [[BrownNote the play in question was]] Literature/TheKingInYellow...



* WistfulAmnesia: Her goal is to find her "biggest fan" to confirm that she DID star in Literature/TheKingInYellow, and that she didn't just imagine the whole thing.

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* WistfulAmnesia: Her goal is to find her "biggest fan" to confirm that she DID ''did'' star in Literature/TheKingInYellow, and that she didn't just imagine the whole thing.



* SkewedPriorities: He honestly worries about the election almost as much as the Ancient One about to reawaken, and spell TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. Of course, he really does need the power of his position to keep the public calm, and thinks THEY have the SkewedPriorities for trying to push an election at a time like this...

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* SkewedPriorities: He honestly worries about the election almost as much as the Ancient One about to reawaken, and spell TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. Of course, he really does need the power of his position to keep the public calm, and thinks THEY ''they'' have the SkewedPriorities for trying to push an election at a time like this...



* FissionMailed: His "failed" personal story is the only one with a benefit to it (gain 1 Clue Token for each monster killed), and the narrative makes this seem like the better option - it's clear that Morgan's client probably isn't up to any good with the monster corpses, but if Tony goes through with the deal, he's none the wiser about the EvilPlan said client is about to use them for...

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* FissionMailed: His "failed" personal story is the only one with a benefit to it (gain 1 Clue Token for each monster killed), and the narrative makes this seem like the better option - -- it's clear that Morgan's client probably isn't up to any good with the monster corpses, but if Tony goes through with the deal, he's none the wiser about the EvilPlan said client is about to use them for...



** ScrewDestiny: He succesful personal quest "Not This Time", where she blasts the creature that killed her in her past life.

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** ScrewDestiny: He succesful Her successful personal quest quest, "Not This Time", where she blasts the creature that killed her in her past life.



* FBIAgent (Well, BI Agent, they weren't the ''Federal'' Bureau until 9 years after Arkham Horror's timeframe.)

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* FBIAgent (Well, BI Agent, Agent; they weren't the ''Federal'' Bureau until 9 years after Arkham Horror's timeframe.)



* ReassignedToAntarctica: Fail his personal story and his boss forces him to take a vacation, losing him access to his Expense Account (free money every turn if he's broke) ability for several turns.

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* ReassignedToAntarctica: Fail his personal story story, and his boss forces him to take a vacation, losing costing him access to his Expense Account (free money every turn if he's broke) ability for several turns.



* AmoralAttorney: Downplayed, although he can get a genuine crook out of jail, the people he's against are worse by far.

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* AmoralAttorney: Downplayed, Downplayed; although he can get a genuine crook out of jail, the people he's against are worse by far.



* ActionGirl: Mentioned in her back story, that she was always the active, exploring type.

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* ActionGirl: Mentioned It's mentioned in her back story, backstory that she was always the active, exploring type.



* BlueBlood: She's got a hefty inheritance, but she used it to set up her work. Notably, in game she starts with some of the lowest money in the game.

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* BlueBlood: She's got a hefty inheritance, but she used it to set up her work. Notably, in game in-game she starts with some of the lowest money in the game.



* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Finn was a normal bootlegger until the night some cultists try to sacrifice him to a dark god. Now, he wants revenge.

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* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Finn was a normal bootlegger until the night some cultists try tried to sacrifice him to a dark god. Now, he wants revenge.



* SupportPartyMember: Even moreso than Mandy. Mandy's reroll applies to everyone, including herself. While there may be someone else more suited than her, she's can still it. Contrariwise, Patrice's ability is only unique for others, as all Investigators can spend their own clue tokens.

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* SupportPartyMember: Even moreso than Mandy. Mandy's reroll applies to everyone, including herself. While there may be someone else more suited than her, she's she can still use it. Contrariwise, Patrice's ability is only unique useful for others, as all Investigators can spend their own clue tokens.



* CoolSword: Starts off with a Cavalry Saber - although, considering his sailor shtick, it's probably supposed to be a stand-in for a [[CutlassBetweenTheTeeth cutlass...]]

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* CoolSword: Starts off with a Cavalry Saber - -- although, considering his sailor shtick, it's probably supposed to be a stand-in for a [[CutlassBetweenTheTeeth cutlass...]]



* InTheBlood: As a member of the Marsh family, he has [[HalfHumanHybrid the Innsmouth Look]]. Views this as a HereditaryCurse when he passes his story.

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* InTheBlood: As a member of the Marsh family, he has [[HalfHumanHybrid the Innsmouth Look]]. Views He views this as a HereditaryCurse when he passes his story.



* GaiasVengeance: If a Gate Token is spent before Akachi can complete her Personal Story (regardless of who spends it), she fails it. She invokes this trope by saying how the Earth has suddenly gone silent, and that "[[NiceJobBreakingItHero Our actions must have offended it somehow]]"

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* GaiasVengeance: If a Gate Token is spent before Akachi can complete her Personal Story (regardless of who spends it), she fails it. She invokes this trope by saying how the Earth has suddenly gone silent, and that "[[NiceJobBreakingItHero Our actions must have offended it somehow]]"somehow]]".



* EpicFail: His special ability takes advantage of this: Once a round. he can reroll two dice anytime a 1 is rolled

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* EpicFail: His special ability takes advantage of this: Once a round. round, he can reroll two dice anytime a 1 is rolledrolled.



* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: She is ethnically Korean but her name is Vietnamese.
** This is finally justified [[https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/news/2015/11/18/stronger-together/ in her bio of]] EldritchHorror ([[BrickJoke which was released over six years after her first apperance]]) - her father was Vietnamese (back when it was just Indochina under French Occupation), and he moved to Korea while it was occupied by the Japanese.

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* AsLongAsItSoundsForeign: She is ethnically Korean Korean, but her name is Vietnamese.
** This is finally justified [[https://www.fantasyflightgames.com/en/news/2015/11/18/stronger-together/ in her bio of]] EldritchHorror ([[BrickJoke which was released over six years after her first apperance]]) - -- her father was Vietnamese (back when it was just Indochina under French Occupation), and he moved to Korea while it was occupied by the Japanese.



* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: The setting is deliberately vague as to whether or not benevolent entities like "God" exist within its setting, and with the lovecraftian tendencies for insanity taken into account, it's never clear whether Zoey actually IS hearing orders from God telling her to kill, or if she's simply mentally ill; either way, it works out, since the ones she's being told to kill in this case happen to be horrible monsters and insane cultists.

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* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: The setting is deliberately vague as to whether or not benevolent entities like "God" exist within its setting, and with the lovecraftian Lovecraftian tendencies for insanity taken into account, it's never clear whether Zoey actually IS ''is'' hearing orders from God telling her to kill, or if she's simply mentally ill; either way, it works out, since the ones she's being told to kill in this case happen to be horrible monsters and insane cultists.



** He finds him if he passes his Personal Story.



* FearlessFool: Makes horror checks ''after'' fights -- and then only if he loses or runs -- because he's too thick to realize something is an EldritchAbomination until he's had time to mull it over.

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* FearlessFool: Makes horror checks ''after'' fights -- and then only if he loses or runs -- because he's too thick to realize something is an EldritchAbomination until he's had time to mull it over.
over. Failing his Personal Story weakens this trait.



* RogueAgent: From an agency that led her to believe was part of the U.S. government, but appears to be nothing of the kind.

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* RogueAgent: From an agency that led her to believe it was part of the U.S. government, but appears to be nothing of the kind.



* BadassBeard: By far the longest beard of cast.


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* BadassBeard: By far the longest beard of cast.

the cast.



* ChurchMilitant: He can wield weapons and occult magic like anyone else. In fact, he's one of the best suited for it.
* CrisisOfFaith: Mentioned in the backstory, he wonders how a kind God can allow such a horrible cult to do things to people.
* NextTierPowerUp: He can invoke this to give other characters a power up.

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* ChurchMilitant: He can wield weapons and occult magic like anyone else. In fact, he's one of the best suited best-suited for it.
* CrisisOfFaith: Mentioned in the backstory, he wonders how a kind God can allow such a horrible cult to do terrible things to people.
* NextTierPowerUp: He can invoke this to give other characters a power up.power-up.



* SupportPartyMember: Downplayed. His special ability allows characters to get a power up, but his high Lore and decent strength make him no slouch when fighting his own monsters.

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* SupportPartyMember: Downplayed. His special ability allows characters to get a power up, power-up, but his high Lore and decent strength make him no slouch when fighting his own monsters.



* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Preston eagerly accepted the invitation of a young lady who promise him "an experience of a lifetime." Then he got to meet his father's ghost.

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* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Preston eagerly accepted the invitation of a young lady who promise promised him "an experience of a lifetime." Then he got to meet his father's ghost.



* NonIdleRich: He might be wealthy, but he goes around investigating. He wasn't always like this though.

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* NonIdleRich: He might be wealthy, but he goes around investigating. He wasn't always like this this, though.
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* GaiasVengeance: If a Gate Token before Akachi can complete her Personal Story (regardless of who spends it), she fails it. She invokes this trope by saying how the Earth has suddenly gone silent, and that "[[NiceJobBreakingItHero Our actions must have offended it somehow]]"

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* GaiasVengeance: If a Gate Token is spent before Akachi can complete her Personal Story (regardless of who spends it), she fails it. She invokes this trope by saying how the Earth has suddenly gone silent, and that "[[NiceJobBreakingItHero Our actions must have offended it somehow]]"
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* ActionSurvivor: Some of the characters, like Joe, Mark, or Tony, have backstories that would explain some of their martial prowess. But even then, nothing prepares them for the stuff they're about to endure.
* MagicKnight: Some are better at one than the other, but any character can wield weapons and cast spells.
* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: The characters come from varying occupations, social statuses, and even countries. The only thing they have in common is that they are in the same place and are arrayed against the forces of darkness.

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* ActionSurvivor: Some of the characters, like Joe, Mark, or Tony, investigators have backstories that would explain some training for what they are dealing with. But mostly, as is common for these types of horror stories, they are woefully out of their martial prowess. But even then, nothing prepares them for the stuff they're about to endure.depth.
* MagicKnight: Some are better at one than the other, but any character can wield weapons and weapons, cast spells.spells, or both.
* RagtagBunchOfMisfits: The characters come from varying occupations, social statuses, and even countries.different parts of the world. The only thing they have in common is that they are in the same place and are arrayed against the forces of darkness.



* GutFeeling: His special ability is hunches: Whenever he tries to spend a Clue Token for a die roll, he gets two dice instead of one.

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* GutFeeling: His special ability is hunches: Whenever he tries to spend a Clue Token for a die roll, he gets two dice instead of one. In Mansions of Madness, his clues convert two successes instead of one.



* BadassBookworm: She's a learned woman, and is well suited for Lore and Will checks.



* TheShrink: Dr. Fern can help restore her own or others' Sanity.

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* TheShrink: That's her job, but mechanically, Dr. Fern can help restore her own or others' Sanity.



* AtLeastIAdmitIt: Bob is not a villain, but he freely admits that the only reason he looks into these things is for the top dollar swag he can sell, and the fact that these cult folks have lots and lots of gold. As he puts it, nobility costs extra.



* NoSell: By passing his personal story, any "Undead" type monster simply fails to appear on the board.



%%* PsychicPowers

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%%* PsychicPowers* PsychicPowers: She is, after all, called a psychic. This is more prominent in EldritchHorror, when she can peek at unflipped Condition cards.



* MusicSoothesTheSavageBeast: She's able to remove doom tokens from the Ancient One's doom track.

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* MusicSoothesTheSavageBeast: She's able to remove doom tokens from the Ancient One's doom track. If she passes her personal story, she can do it twice.



* NoSell: As long as she is in a street area, Wendy succeeds at evasion checks automatically.



* GenderMisdirection: Mentioned in her back story, the monks who were to find her were surprised that she was a girl, but they followed their destiny anyway.

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* GenderMisdirection: Mentioned Downplayed, but mentioned in her back story, the story. The monks who were sent to find take her to the monastery were briefly surprised that to find out she was a girl, but they followed their destiny anyway.took her in and trained her regardless.



* JackOfAllStats: Rex gets a lot of weapons, spells, and other useful tools right out of the gate, and has some decent stats. But the curse makes it difficult.

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* JackOfAllStats: Rex gets a lot of weapons, spells, and other useful tools right out of the gate, and has some decent stats. But the curse makes it difficult.difficult to properly use. At least until he gets rid of the curse.



* BadassBookworm: She is built around using a TomeOfEldritchLore, but Daisy's stats make her extremely capable of destruction.

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* BadassBookworm: She is built around using a TomeOfEldritchLore, but Daisy's stats make her extremely capable of destruction.destruction when it comes to spells.



* SupportPartyMember: Even moreso than Mandy. While Mandy's skill allows her to be flexible so she can still fight monsters and seal gates, any character playing Patrice will mostly be running around picking up Clue Token for other characters to use.

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* SupportPartyMember: Even moreso than Mandy. While Mandy's skill allows her reroll applies to everyone, including herself. While there may be flexible so she someone else more suited than her, she's can still fight monsters and seal gates, any character playing Patrice will mostly be running around picking up Clue Token it. Contrariwise, Patrice's ability is only unique for other characters to use.others, as all Investigators can spend their own clue tokens.



%%* WeirdnessMagnet

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%%* WeirdnessMagnet* WeirdnessMagnet: He reflects on this, saying he always finds the oddballs.



* GaiasVengeance: If ANYBODY spends a Gate Token before Akachi can complete her Personal Story, she fails it. She invokes this trope by saying how the Earth has suddenly gone silent, and that "[[NiceJobBreakingItHero Our actions must have offended it somehow]]"

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* GaiasVengeance: If ANYBODY spends a Gate Token before Akachi can complete her Personal Story, Story (regardless of who spends it), she fails it. She invokes this trope by saying how the Earth has suddenly gone silent, and that "[[NiceJobBreakingItHero Our actions must have offended it somehow]]"



* ReligionIsMagic: Her shamanic magic is based on her ethnic religion, although aside from her special talent of always sealing gates and her Personal Story, Akachi's magic is the same as anyone else's.

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* ReligionIsMagic: Played with. Her shamanic magic is based on her ethnic religion, although aside from her special talent of always sealing gates and her Personal Story, Akachi's magic is Akachi uses the same spells as anyone else's.
everyone else.



* ReformedCriminal: He really was only robbing banks to try to save his mother from her illness.

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* ReformedCriminal: He really was only robbing banks to try to save his mother from her illness.
illness. Since she passed, he gave up on that life.



* SupportPartyMember: Played with. She gives a party member a boost to any and all skill checks if she is with them. This works both ways, as that Investigator gives Minh the same boost to her own skill checks.

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* SupportPartyMember: Played with. She gives a party member a boost to any and all skill checks if she is with them. This But it works both ways, as that Investigator gives Minh the same boost to her own skill checks.



* ArmorPiercingAttack: Her attacks ignore resistance, and immunity is bumped down to resistance.



* WeakButSkilled: Not the strongest fighter in the cast, but she ''ignores all resistances'' and bumps immunity down to resistance.

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* WeakButSkilled: Not She is not as physically strong as some of the strongest fighter in the cast, other fighters, but she ''ignores all resistances'' can ignore physical/magical resistance, and bumps brings immunity down to resistance.
Resistance.



* ArmorPiercingAttack: Similar to Lily Chen, as he can immediately remove doom tokens from the Ancient One if it awakens. However, Norman's is luck-based, and requires die rolls (although he can potential do more damage).

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* ArmorPiercingAttack: Similar to Lily Chen, as he can immediately remove doom tokens from the Ancient One if it awakens. However, Norman's is luck-based, and requires die rolls (although he can potential potentially do more damage).



* BewareTheSillyOnes: Yorick loves to talk like a Shakespearean actor and act dramatic, but when push comes to shove, he'll put any horror in the dirt.



* BadassBookworm: Her Lore skill is very high, and she's willing to do what it takes for her field.



* LittleOldLadyInvestigates: Her whole shtick.

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* LittleOldLadyInvestigates: Her whole shtick. \n Particularly since her Observation and Lore are so high.



* BadassGrandpa: He's at least sixty years old, enough to be a grandfather to his wards. And he can fight hard if pressed.




!! Father Mateo, the Priest

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\n* UndyingLoyalty: To the Webb family. He served as a footman, then as butler.
* YouHaveToBelieveMe: As it turns out, no one believed Carson when he said Master Webb disappeared into a temporal vortex.

!! Father Mateo, Mateo Castile, the PriestPriest
* BadassBookworm: Downplayed. He is better at spells than fighting, but he can fight if needed.



* CoattailRidingRelative: He's a rich boy who lives off of daddy's money. Never bothering to care about little things like the Silver Twilight Lodge.
* NonIdleRich: He might be wealthy, but he goes around solving these problems. He wasn't always like this though.

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* CoattailRidingRelative: He's a rich boy who lives lived off of daddy's money. Never bothering to care about little things like the Silver Twilight Lodge.
* NonIdleRich: He might be wealthy, but he goes around solving these problems. investigating. He wasn't always like this though.though.
* ScrewTheRulesIHaveConnections: Notable inversion. Because he has so many connections, he's actually very scrupulous about the rules.
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* ItsPersonal: He notes how hard it is for him to usually hold a grudge, but he makes an exception for a DeathCult that intends to use him as a HumanSs

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* ItsPersonal: He notes how hard it is for him to usually hold a grudge, but he makes an exception for a DeathCult cult that intends to use him as a HumanSsHumanSacrifice.



* VillainProtagonist: He is trying to save the world (and will do so if he succeeds), but he is still a bootlegger, only getting involved for personal reasons. Even the other VillainProtagonist, [EvenEvilHasLovedOnes McGlen, is after the monsters for killing his best pal Louie Farrell]], but [[ItsPersonal Edwards is only in it to get even with the Cultists who tried to sacrifice him to a dark god]].

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* VillainProtagonist: He is trying to save the world (and will do so if he succeeds), but he is still a bootlegger, only getting involved for personal reasons. Even the other VillainProtagonist, [EvenEvilHasLovedOnes [[EvenEvilHasLovedOnes McGlen, is after the monsters for killing his best pal Louie Farrell]], but [[ItsPersonal Edwards is only in it to get even with the Cultists who tried to sacrifice him to a dark god]].



* InsistentTerminology: She dabbles in the occult, but calls it "parapsychology" to remove the stigma of associating with demons.

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* InsistentTerminology: She dabbles in the occult, but calls it "parapsychology" to remove the stigma of associating with demons.a socially distasteful field.
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* TheChanteuse: Known as "Smoky Velvet", and she uses her magic.

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* TheChanteuse: Known as "Smoky Velvet", and she uses her magic.has the outfit and personality to match.
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* ActionSurvivor: Some of the characters, like Joe, Mark, or Tony, have backstories that would explain some of their martial prowess. But even then, nothing prepares them for the stuff they're about to endure.
* MagicKnight: Some are better at one than the other, but any character can wield weapons and cast spells.



* EvenEvilHasLovedOnes: His buddy Louie was a pal, and Michael will do what it takes to avenge him.



* HalfHumanHybrid: The Innsmouth Look, though unlike Silas below, it's not immediately apparent.

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* HalfHumanHybrid: The Innsmouth Look, though unlike Silas below, Silas, it's not immediately apparent.



* ScrewDestiny: Her successful Personal Story, where her research helps to disrupt the [[CoolGate gates]] that are trying to wake up the EldritchAbomination, and bring TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt
* SupportPartyMember: Her ability allows any player once a round to reroll failed dice in a skill check. It's useful for her as well but she'll be playing support when players are in combat or trying to close gates.

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* ScrewDestiny: Her successful Personal Story, where her research helps to disrupt the [[CoolGate gates]] that are trying to wake up the EldritchAbomination, and bring TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt
TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt.
* SupportPartyMember: Her ability allows any player once a round to reroll all failed dice in a skill check. It's useful check at any time. She can use it herself, but her average stats makes it a better choice for her someone with more dice, as well but she'll be playing support when players are in combat or trying to close gates. it affects all failed dice.



* GadgeteerGenius: Well, she's come up with a flux capacitor that keeps gates or monsters from spawning on her position, so that's gotta count for something.

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* GadgeteerGenius: Well, she's come up with Constructing a flux capacitor Flux Capacitor, that keeps gates can stop a monster or monsters a Gate from spawning on in her position, so that's gotta count for location? That's certainly something.



* MagicFromTechnology: An interesting inversion: Kate's flux capacitor is based on magic, but it's purely scientific in nature, made from trial and error. However, it works against magic. Further, nothing stops Kate from casting spells like any other investigator, in fact she starts the game with spells.
* NoSell: Monsters and gates cannot appear in her location. [[OhCrap This doesn't allow her to dispel gates just by entering their location, and doesn't prevent monsters from moving from another part of the board to her location though...]]

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* HumbleHero: Her backstory mentions she's very shy and is quite happy with the fact that none of her co-workers even know her name.
* MagicFromTechnology: An interesting inversion: Kate's flux capacitor is based on magic, but it's purely scientific in nature, made from trial created through experimentation and error.the scientific method. However, it works against magic. Further, nothing stops Kate from casting spells like any other investigator, in fact she starts the game with spells.
* NoSell: Monsters and gates cannot appear in her location. [[OhCrap This doesn't allow only applies to the initial spawning, though. Monsters can move into her to dispel locations, and Kate will get pulled through gates just by entering their location, and doesn't prevent monsters from moving from another part of the board to her location though...]] if she walks into places with them.



%%* TheChanteuse

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%%* TheChanteuse* TheChanteuse: Known as "Smoky Velvet", and she uses her magic.



* ThirdEye: Purely spiritual, but it lets her cast more spells.

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* ThirdEye: Purely spiritual, but Her special ability is called this, although it lets doesn't manifest in game. It just gives her an extra hand to cast more spells. a spell with.



%%* RenaissanceMan

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%%* RenaissanceMan* RenaissanceMan: He picks up work around town for money.


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* EpicFail: His special ability takes advantage of this: Once a round. he can reroll two dice anytime a 1 is rolled
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* {{Badass}}: If they hope to win against these forces, they'd better be badass in some form.
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