History Characters / ArkhamHorror

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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
4th Sep '16 8:42:03 PM Kuruni
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* {{Badass}}: If they hope to win against these forces, they'd better be badass in some form.
4th Sep '16 4:12:24 PM Matt620
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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.

!!Tropes common to all investigators

* {{Badass}}: If they hope to win against these forces, they'd better be badass in some form.
* 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.



%%* HomelessHero

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%%* HomelessHero* HomelessHero: His backstory shows us he lives on the streets, and has done so for a long time.



* GunsAkimbo (in her character art; made official in Mansions Of Madness.)

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* GunsAkimbo (in GunsAkimbo: All characters can, if they have the guns. But Jenny does so in her character art; made official in Mansions Of Madness.)art.



* DreamingOfThingsToCome: She'd been plagued by visions since she was a girl. It's how she became a bestseller.



%%* {{Seer}}
%%* WriteWhatYouKnow [[invoked]]

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%%* {{Seer}}
%%* WriteWhatYouKnow [[invoked]]
* WriteWhatYouKnow: Her ideas for her books came from her visions.



* BoringButPractical: Bob gets to draw extra cards from the common deck. Items in that deck aren't as flashy as the tomes and fancy items in the Unique Item deck, but they're cheap and, nine times out of ten, he'll be able to solve whatever problem comes the player's way with them.



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

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



* VillainProtagonist: [[EvilVsEvil While the monsters & old ones are much worse]], he's still a mobster working with allies such as a magician, a student, an archaeologist, and a detective.

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* VillainProtagonist: [[EvilVsEvil While the monsters & old ones are much worse]], he's still a mobster (and an unrepentant one at that) working with allies such as a magician, a student, an archaeologist, and a detective.



* JackOfAllStats: ''All'' her stat tracks are the average 1-4 type.

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* JackOfAllStats: ''All'' her stat tracks are the average 1-4 type. With her high Focus as well, she can adapt very quickly to game situations.



* IntrepidReporter: Or photographer

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* IntrepidReporter: Or photographerphotographer.



* BadassBookworm: She's built for spells moreso than combat. But she's perfectly fine using that magic to destroy her enemies.



* 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: 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
cult.



* TrainingFromHell: She's had lots of martial arts training.
%%* WarriorMonk

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* TrainingFromHell: She's had lots of martial arts training.
%%* WarriorMonk
training that encompassed arts from all over the world.
* WarriorMonk: She's described as such.



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

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



* HereditaryCurse: Family Curse is the name of his bane, after all.

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* HereditaryCurse: Family Curse is the name of his bane, after all. Unlike everyone else, he can't dispel it through a lucky die roll.



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



* GoMadFromTheRevelation: Averted. Other characters lose Sanity from reading tomes, but Daisy can never do that.

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* GoMadFromTheRevelation: Averted. Other characters lose Sanity from reading tomes, but Daisy can never do that. avoid all Sanity losses.



* CastFromHitPoints: If she wants, she can cast spells from Stamina points instead of just Sanity.

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* CastFromHitPoints: If she wants, she can cast spells from substitute Stamina points instead of just Sanity.for Sanity when casting spells.



* 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 work. Notably, in game she starts with some of the lowest money in the game.



* ItsPersonal: He notes how hard it is for him to usually hold a grudge, but after being chased through the swamps by mad cultists, he intends to make a violent exception fro them...

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* ItsPersonal: He notes how hard it is for him to usually hold a grudge, but after being chased through the swamps by mad cultists, he makes an exception for a DeathCult that intends to make use him as a violent exception fro them...HumanSs



* VillainProtagonist: Like Michael [=McGlen=], and perhaps even moreso: [[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: Like Michael [=McGlen=], and perhaps even moreso: [[EvenEvilHasLovedOnes McGlen 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]].



* 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 Tokens.

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* 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 Tokens.
Token for other characters to use.



* HeroicSacrifice: If he succeeds with his personal story, he's sacrificed, but he will permanently seal an opened gate.

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* HeroicSacrifice: If he succeeds with his personal story, he's sacrificed, but he will permanently seal an any opened gate.



* ReligionIsMagic: Her shamanic magic is based on her ethnic religion.

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* ReligionIsMagic: Her shamanic magic is based on her ethnic religion.
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.



* SexualExtortion: At first, she's worried her boss might try to pull this sort of thing on her. He's actually a harbinger of a [[Literature/TheKingInYellow different kind]] [[BrownNote of problem.]]
* SupportPartyMember: To the point where she gives a party member a boost to any and all skill checks if she is with them.

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* SexualExtortion: At first, she's She's worried her boss might try to pull this sort of thing on her. He's actually a harbinger of a [[Literature/TheKingInYellow different kind]] [[BrownNote of problem.]]
* SupportPartyMember: To the point where she Played with. She gives a party member a boost to any and all skill checks if she is with them.them. This works both ways, as that Investigator gives Minh the same boost to her own skill checks.



* 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).



%%* FantasticScience

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%%* FantasticScience




* DeaderThanDead: Monsters Yorick kills and spends as trophies don't have to be recycled back into play. Mind you, if the game runs out of monsters, the Ancient One awakens on the spot...Although if you have enough critters (i.e. from every single expansion that contained monsters), that's not likely to happen.

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* DeaderThanDead: Monsters Yorick kills and Yorick's special ability revolves around monster trophies. When he spends as trophies don't have to be recycled back into play. Mind you, if the game runs out of monsters, the Ancient One awakens on the spot...Although if you have enough critters (i.e. them, he can remove them from every single expansion play instead of returning them to the monster cup when he spends them. This doesn't apply to monsters that contained monsters), that's not likely to happen.aren't taken as trophies, such as Spawn type monsters. But particularly nasty monsters like the Hound of Tindalos can be permanently removed.



* ForScience: Or Parapsychology, at least.



* ForScience: Or Parapsychology, at least.



* BadassPreacher: He joins forces to fight the evils of the world.

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* BadassPreacher: He joins forces to He'll fight the evils and fight hard.
* ChurchMilitant: He can wield weapons and occult magic like anyone else. In fact, he's one
of the world.best suited for it.


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* 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.
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!! Agatha Crane

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!! Agatha CraneCrane, the Parapsychologist
* FriendlessBackground: Her field isn't considered "respectable", so she's got few friends. She's working to change that.
* ForScience: Or Parapsychology, at least.
* InsistentTerminology: She dabbles in the occult, but calls it "parapsychology" to remove the stigma of associating with demons.



!! Carson Sinclair

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!! Carson SinclairSinclair, the Butler



!! Father Mateo

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!! Father MateoMateo, the Priest



* CrisisOfFaith: Mentioned in the backstory, he wonders how a kind God can allow such a horrible cult to do things to people.



!! Preston Fairmount

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!! Preston FairmountFairmount, the Millionaire


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* 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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* UpperClassTwit: At first. He didn't care about the occult, he just liked the money.
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%%* {{Socialite}}

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%%* {{Socialite}}* {{Socialite}}: She has no job other than being an heiress. And she moves in high society.



%%* PrivateDetective

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%%* PrivateDetective* PrivateDetective: That's his job, and how he got involved in this whole mess.



%%* BadassMustache

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%%* BadassMustache* BadassMustache: A thin, pencil-like one.



%%* GlassesGirl

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%%* GlassesGirl* GlassesGirl: She'd have to be intelligent to be a psychologist, and she sports a pair of frames.



%%* CloudCuckooLander

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%%* CloudCuckooLander* CloudCuckooLander: He once used his whip as a weapon. He ended up getting dynamite.



%%* HotLibrarian

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%%* HotLibrarian* HotLibrarian: Her job is researcher, and her outfits show off her cleavage.



%%* HotScientist

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%%* HotScientist* HotScientist: A wispy build, but makes a lab coat look sexy.



%%* DreamingOfThingsToCome

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%%* DreamingOfThingsToCome* DreamingOfThingsToCome: In Eldritch Horror, she can use her gifts to peek at the effects of Conditions.



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



%%* IntrepidReporter

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%%* IntrepidReporter* IntrepidReporter: He seeks to get all of the information he can. Of course, his curse just makes it difficult.



%%* {{Bookworm}}

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



%%* MagicLibrarian

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%%* MagicLibrarian* MagicLibrarian: Not more than anyone else in the game, but she is one of a few who starts with spells.



%%* MagicalGirlWarrior

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



%%* ActionGirl

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



%%* EthnicMagician

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%%* EthnicMagician* EthnicMagician: An explicit version of one, since her shamanistic powers are the reason for her gifts.


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[[folder: Mansions of Madness Characters]]

!! Agatha Crane
* LittleOldLadyInvestigates: Her whole shtick.

!! Carson Sinclair
* BattleButler: He's going to have to be to handle what horrors the Lovecraftian world has in store.
* FriendToAllChildren: His wards were cheated out of their inheritance, and for their sake, Carson seeks to investigate.
* SupportPartyMember: He can grant an extra action to another investigator.

!! Father Mateo
* BadassPreacher: He joins forces to fight the evils of the world.
* NextTierPowerUp: He can invoke this to give other characters a power up.
* SexyPriest: He is one attractive man.
* 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.

!! Preston Fairmount
* BadassMustache: A thin wiry one, and a decently strong fighter.
* NonIdleRich: He might be wealthy, but he goes around solving these problems. He wasn't always like this though.
* WaistcoatOfStyle: Matches the time period, after all.
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.]]
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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.
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