History Characters / ArkhamHorror

19th Apr '16 1:32:49 PM erforce
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* {{Expy}}: IndianaJones, as an [[http://www.yog-sothoth.com/threads/357-Indiana-Jones-DVDs-released-today?p=3136&viewfull=1#post3136 insanely reckless goofball]].
** His story in Arkham Horror also evokes a plot [[IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade involving his father...]]

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* {{Expy}}: IndianaJones, Franchise/IndianaJones, as an [[http://www.yog-sothoth.com/threads/357-Indiana-Jones-DVDs-released-today?p=3136&viewfull=1#post3136 insanely reckless goofball]].
** His story in Arkham Horror also evokes a plot [[IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade [[Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade involving his father...]]
22nd Mar '16 1:32:53 PM dreamsepilogue
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* CowboyCop: Not at first, but if he passes his Personal Story, he throws out the rulebook and just goes with his gut instead. This makes his special ability even more effective.




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* 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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* PowerAtAPrice: What happens if she fails her personal story; any time she uses her power, [[CastFromHitPoints she has to sacrifice either her health or sanity to do so.]]
22nd Mar '16 1:25:46 PM dreamsepilogue
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* KnightTemplar: A modern example. She's an unassuming chef who is actually a killer working under the orders of God.
* 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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* SerialKiller: An extremely rare ''benevolent'' example. She poses as an ordinary chef at a diner, but she's a zealot who believes she hears the voice of God telling her to kill His enemies; ordinarily a prime recipe for a serial killer, if not for the fact that "His enemies" in this case happen to be cultists and eldritch monsters trying to awaken an ancient evil.
18th Mar '16 8:47:21 AM GoblinCipher
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* MagicalNegro: He is one, but he's no more magical than anyone else can be in the game.
16th Mar '16 5:15:46 PM dreamsepilogue
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* 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 horrible 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 if he succeeds in his personal story, he manages to turn it around and use it to his advantage. [[DemonicPossession Played horrible horribly straight]] if he fails, though...though...
* 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...]]



* 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 nowwhere 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 just watches, [[FridgeHorror the kid's mom nowwhere nowhere in sight.]]



* {{Metamorphosis}}: If he fails his personal story, he becomes a Deep One.

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** It can happen normally through Innsmouth Look events too, and in fact Silas is more likely than anyone else to fail these events.
* {{Metamorphosis}}: If he fails his personal story, he becomes a Deep One.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.
29th Feb '16 5:30:19 PM dreamsepilogue
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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 just watches, [[FridgeHorror the kid's mom nowwhere in sight.]]
29th Feb '16 4:32:48 PM dreamsepilogue
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* BeingGoodSucks: While she doesn't develop the attitude outright, failing her personal story has her start to suffer doubts of this kind.



* EvilIsNotAToy: Takes this attitude if he fails his personal story, swearing off "real" magic for good.




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* TomatoInTheMirror: Her personal story is all about averting this. Botch it and she permanently becomes a Deep One.


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* HeroicSacrifice: Fail his personal story and he'll do this the next time he would lose an Ally...except that, since the player loses the Allies anyway once he does so, it's more of a SenselessSacrifice.


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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 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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* 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 horrible straight]] if he fails, though...
26th Feb '16 7:16:51 PM Kuruni
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* IWillFindYou: Looking for her sister, Isabelle. If she passes her personal mission, she finds her in one piece and gains her as an Ally card. If not, she ''[[FromACertainPointOfView technically]]'' [[DeadMansChest finds her...]] [[FingerInTheMail Just not in one piece]].

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* IWillFindYou: Looking for her sister, Isabelle. If she passes her personal mission, she finds her in one piece and gains her as an Ally card. If not, she ''[[FromACertainPointOfView technically]]'' [[DeadMansChest ''technically'' finds her...]] her... [[FingerInTheMail Just not in one piece]].
26th Feb '16 6:41:32 PM Matt620
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* NunsNRosaries: One of a starting items is a cross

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* NunsNRosaries: One of a starting items is a cross
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* IWillFindYou: Looking for her sister, Isabelle. If she passes her personal mission, she finds her in one piece. If not, she ''[[FromACertainPointOfView technically]]'' [[DeadMansChest finds her...]] [[FingerInTheMail Just not in one piece]].

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* IWillFindYou: Looking for her sister, Isabelle. If she passes her personal mission, she finds her in one piece.piece and gains her as an Ally card. If not, she ''[[FromACertainPointOfView technically]]'' [[DeadMansChest finds her...]] [[FingerInTheMail Just not in one piece]].



%%* HardboiledDetective

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



%%* StageMagician

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%%* StageMagician
* StageMagician: His career after serving in World War I.



* HealingFactor: Once a turn, she may restore Sanity to herself or someone else.

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* HealingFactor: Once a turn, she may restore a point of Sanity to herself or someone else. sharing her location.



%%* GoldFever

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%%* GoldFever* GoldFever: Having this excites him enough to get into the story. And it will bite him if he fails his personal story.



* HealingFactor: Dr. Lee can heal the Stamina of himself or another character once a turn.

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* HealingFactor: Dr. Lee can heal the a point of Stamina of himself or another character in his location once a turn. turn.



%%* CameraFiend
%%* GoingForTheBigScoop
%%* IntrepidReporter: Or photographer

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%%* CameraFiend
%%* GoingForTheBigScoop
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* CameraFiend: He's seen with a antique camera, and his job is to get evidence of all of these goings on in Arkham.
* GoingForTheBigScoop: His whole plot motivation.
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IntrepidReporter: Or photographer



* 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.

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* 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.investigator, in fact she starts the game with spells.



* MagicalNegro: He is one, but no more than anyone else in the series.

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* MagicalNegro: He is one, but he's no more magical than anyone else can be in the series.game.



%%* TheLostLenore

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%%* TheLostLenore* TheLostLenore: His girl, Sophie.



%%* WitchSpecies

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%%* WitchSpecies
* WitchSpecies: Her magic is in the blood, her grand-mere was also an accomplished witch.



%%* TheAtoner

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



%%* KidHero

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



* 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.



* TheDeterminator: He went after his bounty (which was implied to be ''[[HumanoidAbomination a friggin' Deep One!!]]'') straight into the river, and wrestled with it until he passed out.

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* TheDeterminator: He went after his bounty (which was implied to be ''[[HumanoidAbomination a friggin' Deep One!!]]'') straight into the river, armed with only a knife, and wrestled with it until he passed out.



* TheDeterminator: It takes a special kind of thickheaded to keep going despite all of his setbacks

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* TheDeterminator: It takes a special kind of thickheaded to keep going despite all of his setbackssetbacks.



%%* RoaringRampageOfRevenge

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%%* RoaringRampageOfRevenge
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: His involvement in the story involves killing the men who burned down his home and killed his wife, Maria.



* BlueBlood: She's got a hefty inheritance, but she used it to set up her work

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* BlueBlood: She's got a hefty inheritance, but she used it to set up her workwork.



* HeroicSacrifice: His story revolves around him pulling on.

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* HeroicSacrifice: His story revolves around him pulling on.one.



* {{Determinator}}: ''Nothing'' can stop Akachi from sealing Gates. Even the "Nothing can Help You Now" effect stops her.

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* {{Determinator}}: ''Nothing'' can stop Akachi from sealing Gates. Even the "Nothing can Help You Now" effect stops fails to stop her.



%%* ReligionIsMagic

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%%* ReligionIsMagic
* ReligionIsMagic: Her shamanic magic is based on her ethnic religion.
13th Dec '15 12:35:52 PM MaddKossack115
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