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* CloudcuckoolandersMinder: Despite being quite quite violent in his own right, Xzar still seems to be markedly ''less'' bloodthirsty than Montaron -- who in turn seems to be the more lucid of the two, albeit not exactly sane by any normal definition. Between the two, Xzar leads the duo, being more dedicated to the Zhentarim's goals, at least enough to stave off his violent tendencies, but Monty keeps 'the mad wizard' from going off the rails in his...enthusiasm to do evil deeds and gleefully rant about it to passersby. Basically, if Montaron is '''''[[AxCrazy Ax]]''''' [[AxCrazy Crazy]], then Xzar is Ax '''''Crazy'''''.

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* CloudcuckoolandersMinder: Despite being quite quite violent in his own right, Xzar still seems to be markedly ''less'' bloodthirsty than Montaron -- who in turn seems to be the more lucid of the two, albeit not exactly sane by any normal definition. Between the two, Xzar leads the duo, cell, being more dedicated to the Zhentarim's goals, at least enough to stave off his violent tendencies, violence as a first resort, but Monty keeps 'the mad wizard' from going off the rails in his...enthusiasm to do evil deeds and then gleefully rant about it to passersby. Basically, if Montaron is '''''[[AxCrazy Ax]]''''' [[AxCrazy Crazy]], then Xzar is Ax '''''Crazy'''''.
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* NoPronunciationGuide: Even in the game, nobody tries to say his name aloud. Even Montaron only calls him 'the mad wizard'.

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* NoPronunciationGuide: Even Nobody in the game, nobody tries game so much as ''tries'' to say his Xzar's name aloud.out loud. Even Montaron only calls him 'the mad wizard'.



-->"And the mad wizard falls!... Saves me the trouble".

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-->"And the mad wizard falls!... Saves me the trouble".trouble."



* DemotedToExtra: A pseudo-villainous one.

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* DemotedToExtra: A pseudo-villainous one.one, during his cameo with Safana in the sequel.



* [[DepravedDwarf Depraved Gnome]]: He'd probably like to be seen as this, but tends to come off as something closer to the PluckyComicRelief.

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* [[DepravedDwarf Depraved Gnome]]: He'd probably like to be seen as this, but tends to come off as something closer to the PluckyComicRelief.



* HealingFactor: His constitution of 20 (which is pretty much unheard of, and actually not even a legal character under the AD&D ruleset that Baldur's Gate is based on) allows him to slowly regenerate over time.

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* HealingFactor: His constitution of 20 (which is pretty much unheard of, and actually since it's not even a legal character under the AD&D ruleset that Baldur's Gate is based on) allows him to slowly regenerate over time.
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* CloudcuckoolandersMinder: Despite being quite quite violent in his own right, Xzar still seems to be markedly ''less'' bloodthirsty than Montaron -- who in turn seems to be the more lucid of the two, albeit not exactly sane by any normal definition. Between the two, Xzar leads the duo, being more dedicated to the Zhentarim's goals, at least enough to stave off his violent tendencies, but Monty keeps 'the mad wizard' from going off the rails in his...enthusiasm to do evil deeds and gleefully rant about it to passersby. Basically, if Montaron is '''[[AxCrazy Ax]]''' [[AxCrazy Crazy]], then Xzar is Ax '''Crazy'''.

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* CloudcuckoolandersMinder: Despite being quite quite violent in his own right, Xzar still seems to be markedly ''less'' bloodthirsty than Montaron -- who in turn seems to be the more lucid of the two, albeit not exactly sane by any normal definition. Between the two, Xzar leads the duo, being more dedicated to the Zhentarim's goals, at least enough to stave off his violent tendencies, but Monty keeps 'the mad wizard' from going off the rails in his...enthusiasm to do evil deeds and gleefully rant about it to passersby. Basically, if Montaron is '''[[AxCrazy Ax]]''' '''''[[AxCrazy Ax]]''''' [[AxCrazy Crazy]], then Xzar is Ax '''Crazy'''.'''''Crazy'''''.



-->"Mummy, I don't feel so good!"

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-->"Mummy, -->[[IWantMyMommy "Mummy, I don't feel so good!"good!"]]



-->[[Literature/OfMiceAndMen "Tell me about the rabbits!"]]
-->[[Literature/TheSilenceOfTheLambs "...some fava beans, and]] ANiceChianti."

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-->[[Literature/OfMiceAndMen "Tell me about the rabbits!"]]
-->[[Literature/TheSilenceOfTheLambs
rabbits!"]]\\
[[Literature/TheSilenceOfTheLambs
"...some fava beans, and]] ANiceChianti."



* CloudcuckoolandersMinder: He keeps Xzar from going ''utterly'' insane, despite being fairly unhinged himself. Without him, Xzar completely loses it. A strange case, however, in that Montaron is so absurdly bloodthirsty that without Xzar to lead their Zhentarim cell, it's doubtful he could go long enough without killing someone to accomplish much of anything. Basically, if Xzar is [[AxCrazy Ax]] '''[[AxCrazy Crazy]]''', then Montaron is '''Ax''' Crazy.

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* CloudcuckoolandersMinder: He keeps Xzar from going ''utterly'' insane, despite being fairly unhinged himself. Without him, Xzar completely loses it. A strange case, however, in that Montaron is so absurdly bloodthirsty that without Xzar to lead their Zhentarim cell, it's doubtful he could go long enough without killing someone to accomplish much of anything. Basically, if Xzar is [[AxCrazy Ax]] '''[[AxCrazy Crazy]]''', '''''[[AxCrazy Crazy]]''''', then Montaron is '''Ax''' '''''Ax''''' Crazy.



-->''There is a time for talk, this is not such a time.''
-->''We must not waste time on idle chatter!''

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-->''There is a time for talk, this is not such a time.''
-->''We
''\\
''We
must not waste time on idle chatter!''



* BewareTheSillyOnes: Mind you, he's not ''trying'' to be silly, but most people do tend to view him as a joke. He is nonetheless powerful enough to be treated as one of Spellhold's more dangerous inmates in the second game-- despite being a divine caster, rather than one of the more typical wizards and sorcerers housed there.



* [[DepravedDwarf Depraved Gnome]]: He'd probably like to be seen as this, but tends to come off as something closer to the PluckyComicRelief.



* MadOracle: Between this and ConsultingAConvictedKiller in ''SiegeOfDragonspear''-- locked up by the Flaming Fist for being [[AxCrazy a violent maniac]], Tiax claims that his god Cyric has provided him with some kind of [[VaguenessIsComing cryptic ill omen]] regarding your quest. He's [[{{Pun}} short]] on details, but it's enough for Tiax to refuse to join you, even if that means continuing to rot in his cell.

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* MadOracle: Between this and ConsultingAConvictedKiller in ''SiegeOfDragonspear''-- ''Siege of Dragonspear''-- locked up by the Flaming Fist for being [[AxCrazy a violent maniac]], Tiax claims that his god Cyric has provided him with some kind of [[VaguenessIsComing cryptic ill omen]] regarding your quest. He's [[{{Pun}} short]] on details, but it's enough for Tiax to refuse to join you, even if that means continuing to rot in his cell.



* VaguenessIsComing: Cyric, the TabletopGames/{{ForgottenRealms}}' ChaoticEvil god of madness, has provided his servant Tiax with some premonition of coming doom hanging over CHARNAME's quest to stop Caelar Argent's crusade. Or at least that's what Tiax claims.

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* VaguenessIsComing: Cyric, the TabletopGames/{{ForgottenRealms}}' TabletopGames/{{Forgotten Realms}}' ChaoticEvil god of madness, has provided his servant Tiax with some premonition of coming doom hanging over CHARNAME's quest to stop Caelar Argent's crusade. Or at least that's what Tiax claims.



* HiddenCharacter: Sort of. The door to his store in Beregost is turned backwards to the player screen, meaning that unless you just enter every single house in town or take a look at the minimap, which notes his house, there is a real chance that you won't even discover his existence. There are no quests that point to him, so if you're not in the habit of checking every random house in every town you walk through, you might easily walk right by him.
* INeedAFreakingDrink: One of his character quotes. Specifically, an ale.

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* HiddenCharacter: Sort of. The door to his store in Beregost is turned backwards to the player screen, meaning that unless you just enter every single house in town or take a look at the minimap, which notes his house, there is a real chance that you won't even discover his existence. There are also no quests that point to him, so if you're not consulting a walkthrough and not in the habit of checking every random house in every town you walk through, past, you might easily walk right by him.
his shop.
* INeedAFreakingDrink: One of his character quotes. Specifically, [[AllBeerIsAle an ale.ale]].



** BewareTheQuietOnes: This does not make him kick any less ass.

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** BewareTheQuietOnes: [[BewareTheQuietOnes: This does not make him kick any less ass.]]



* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent: Kagain's accent is hard to pin down -- it's there, but [[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame not particularly thick or Scottish]], especially compared to consummate ViolentGlaswegian Korgan from the second game. If anything it seems to be a stock old man voice, of the sort popular through most of the 20thCentury[[note]]Think [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Abe Simpson]].[[/note]], but having since [[DisreditedTrope largely fallen out of use]].

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* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent: Kagain's accent is hard to pin down -- it's there, but [[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame not particularly thick or Scottish]], especially compared to consummate ViolentGlaswegian Korgan from the second game. If anything it seems to be a stock old man voice, of the sort popular through most of the 20thCentury[[note]]Think 20th Century[[note]]Think [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Abe Simpson]].[[/note]], but having since [[DisreditedTrope largely fallen increasingly [[ForgottenTrope falling out of use]].
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** AlternateCharacterInterpretation: Could even be taken as an implied case of ObfuscatingInsanity. Montaron seems to be the one following Xzar's orders (however reluctantly) and Xzar is also the organizer of their Zhentarim cell in Athkatla.

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** AlternateCharacterInterpretation: [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation Could even be taken as as]] an implied case of ObfuscatingInsanity. Montaron seems to be the one following Xzar's orders (however reluctantly) and Xzar is also the organizer of their Zhentarim cell in Athkatla.



* InformalEulogy: If Xzar dies, he responds by saying "And the mad wizard falls!... Saves me the trouble".

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* InformalEulogy: If Xzar dies, he responds by saying "And dies:
-->"And
the mad wizard falls!... Saves me the trouble".



* TheEeyore: "Life... is so hollow."

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* TheEeyore: "Life...TheEeyore:
-->"Life...
is so hollow."



* TallDarkAndHandsome / TallDarkAndSnarky: Not brought up in-universe, but the female fandom sure seems to think so.

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* TallDarkAndHandsome / TallDarkAndSnarky: TallDarkAndHandsome[=/=]TallDarkAndSnarky: Not brought up in-universe, but the female fandom sure seems to think so.



* BerserkButton: His height, being told he's mad (even though he worships Cyric, the god of madness), being told his aspirations of ruling the world are nothing but a pipe dream. Being contradicted in any way, really.

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* BerserkButton: His height, being told he's mad (even though he worships Cyric, the god of madness), being told his aspirations of ruling the world are nothing but a pipe dream. Being contradicted in any way, really.shape, or form really, as befits the future ruler of the WORLD!



* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Even more out there than Minsc or Xzar, which is saying something. He's so mad, in fact, that he gets locked up by the Fists in ''Siege of Dragonspear'', and by the time you meet up with him in ''Shadows of Amn'' he's been locked up in [[BedlamHouse Spellhold Asylum]], along with a number of other spellcasters who are being treated for various magical/psychological ailments. Tiax is among the inmates who can be goaded into helping you [[BigDamnHeroes stage a mutiny]] [[RunningTheAsylum against the asylum's faculty]], although [[spoiler:Tiax and the others don't last long against [[BigBad Irenicus]]]].

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* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Even more out there than Minsc or Xzar, which is saying something. He's so mad, in fact, that he gets locked up by the Fists in ''Siege of Dragonspear'', and by the time you meet up with him in ''Shadows of Amn'' he's been locked up in [[BedlamHouse Spellhold Asylum]], along with a number of other spellcasters who are being treated for various magical/psychological ailments. Tiax is among the inmates who can be goaded into helping you [[BigDamnHeroes stage a mutiny]] [[RunningTheAsylum against the asylum's faculty]], although [[spoiler:Tiax and the others don't last long against [[BigBad Irenicus]]]].Irenicus]]]].
* ConsultingAConvictedKiller: Briefly, when (and if) you try and recruit him in the Flaming Fist's dungeons for your quest to stop Caelar Argent in ''Siege Of Dragonspear''.



* InsaneEqualsViolent: Until he can put assemble his armies to march upon the world, he has to get his hands dirty murdering his detractors himself.

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* InsaneEqualsViolent: Until he can put assemble his armies to march upon the world, he has to get his hands dirty murdering his detractors himself.personally.



* MadOracle: Between this and ConsultingAConvictedKiller in ''SiegeOfDragonspear''-- locked up by the Flaming Fist for being [[AxCrazy a violent maniac]], Tiax claims that his god Cyric has provided him with some kind of [[VaguenessIsComing cryptic ill omen]] regarding your quest. He's [[{{Pun}} short]] on details, but it's enough for Tiax to refuse to join you, even if that means continuing to rot in his cell.



* NapoleonicDelusion: Extraordinarily deluded, this is the primary form his madness takes. Tiax lives in a completely different world from anyone else, and is unshakeable in his belief that he will one day rule the world. PlayedForLaughs.
* NiceHat: In his portrait.

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* NapoleonicDelusion: NapoleonDelusion: Extraordinarily deluded, this is the primary form his madness takes. Tiax lives in a completely different world from anyone else, and is unshakeable in his belief that he will one day rule the world. PlayedForLaughs.
* NiceHat: In his portrait.portrait, seen above.



* VaguenessIsComing: Cyric, the TabletopGames/{{ForgottenRealms}}' ChaoticEvil god of madness, has provided his servant Tiax with some premonition of coming doom hanging over CHARNAME's quest to stop Caelar Argent's crusade. Or at least that's what Tiax claims.



* GrumpyOldMan: He certainly acts and sounds old, and he's definitely grumpy -- the aforementioned flower bed example being something of acase in point.



* HealingFactor: His constitution of 20 (which is pretty much unheard of) allows him to slowly regenerate over time.
* HiddenCharacter: The door to his store in Beregost is turned backwards to the player screen, meaning that unless you just enter every single house in town or take a look at the minimap, which notes his house, there is a real chance that you won't even discover his existence.
* INeedAFreakingDrink: One of his character quotes.

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* HealingFactor: His constitution of 20 (which is pretty much unheard of) of, and actually not even a legal character under the AD&D ruleset that Baldur's Gate is based on) allows him to slowly regenerate over time.
* HiddenCharacter: Sort of. The door to his store in Beregost is turned backwards to the player screen, meaning that unless you just enter every single house in town or take a look at the minimap, which notes his house, there is a real chance that you won't even discover his existence.
existence. There are no quests that point to him, so if you're not in the habit of checking every random house in every town you walk through, you might easily walk right by him.
* INeedAFreakingDrink: One of his character quotes. Specifically, an ale.



-->"Ehh, I don't wanna talk."



* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent: Kagain's accent is hard to pin down -- it's there, but nowhere near as thick or Scottish as that of [[ViolentGlaswegian Korgan]].

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* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent: Kagain's accent is hard to pin down -- it's there, but nowhere near as [[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame not particularly thick or Scottish as that Scottish]], especially compared to consummate ViolentGlaswegian Korgan from the second game. If anything it seems to be a stock old man voice, of [[ViolentGlaswegian Korgan]].the sort popular through most of the 20thCentury[[note]]Think [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Abe Simpson]].[[/note]], but having since [[DisreditedTrope largely fallen out of use]].



* HumansAreWhite: There are plenty of black people in Amn, but he's from Kara-Tur, the setting's [[FantasyCounterpartCulture Asia analogue]], and given his fondness for katanas and [[GratuitousJapanese Japanese]] almost certainly one of the Japan-analogues. Along with Tamoko, he's one of only two Kara-Turans in the games.

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* HumansAreWhite: There are plenty of black people in Amn, but he's from Kara-Tur, the setting's Forgotten Realms' setting-within-a-setting [[FantasyCounterpartCulture Asia analogue]], and given his name, fondness for katanas and [[GratuitousJapanese Japanese]] almost certainly Japanese]], one of the Japan-analogues. its Japan-alogues. Along with [[spoiler:his sister]] Tamoko, he's one of only two Kara-Turans in the games.
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* ObviouslyEvil: Played with. He's very friendly, as if he's straining to cooperate with whoever comes along to help put an end to the iron crisis, but his craziness and evil just keep spilling out all over the place any time he's not directly engaging someone in cooperation. What's weirder about this is that although Khalid and Jaheira actually do seem to immediately notice something's wrong, but it still takes some time for the two pairs to come to blows, [[spoiler:possibly just so as to not tip their allegiance to their respective secret societies to the other.]]

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* ObviouslyEvil: Played with. He's very friendly, as if he's straining to cooperate with whoever comes along to help put an end to the iron crisis, but his craziness and evil just keep spilling out all over the place any time he's not directly engaging someone in cooperation. What's weirder about this is that although Khalid and Jaheira actually do seem to immediately notice something's wrong, but it still takes some time for the two pairs to come to blows, [[spoiler:possibly just so as to not tip their allegiance to their respective secret societies to societies, the other.Zhentarim and the Harpers, to each other and to CHARNAME.]]



-->[[Literature/TheSilenceOfTheLambs Some fava beans, and]] ANiceChianti.
** Yet another one, to [[FantasyIsland Fantasy Island's Mr. Rourke]], of all things:

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-->[[Literature/TheSilenceOfTheLambs Some "...some fava beans, and]] ANiceChianti.
ANiceChianti."
** Yet another one, to [[FantasyIsland [[Series/FantasyIsland Fantasy Island's Mr. Rourke]], of all things:



* BalefulPolymorph: When you enter the harper hold in search of him in the second game, they imply he's been turned into a bird. They're playing you for a sucker.

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* BalefulPolymorph: When you enter the harper hold Harper Hold in search of him in the second game, they imply he's been turned into a bird. They're [[spoiler:They're playing you for a sucker.]]



* [[DepravedDwarf Depraved Halfling]]

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* [[DepravedDwarf Depraved Halfling]]Halfling]]: Closer to this stereotype than any [[{{Hobbits}} halfling]] ones.



* MurderIsTheBestSolution: ''Oh yes''.

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* MurderIsTheBestSolution: ''Oh yes''.Oh ''yes''.



* TheStarscream: Seems to be held in check by Xzar, but would gladly kill him if they weren't both working on investigating the iron crisis for the Zhentarim.

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* TheStarscream: Seems to be held in check by Xzar, but would gladly kill him too if they weren't both working on investigating the iron crisis for the Zhentarim.



* CharmPerson: Safana's Flirt special ability, [[DummiedOut restored]] in Unfinished Business and some unofficial patches, is essentially a non-magical version of this.

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* CharmPerson: Safana's Flirt special ability, [[DummiedOut restored]] in Unfinished Business and some unofficial patches, is essentially a non-magical version of this. It makes its return in ''Siege of Dragonspear''.



** Amusingly enough, in Siege of Dragonspear, she helps the player oust a crusader spy in the coalition camp, although she was probably concerned for her own safety, seeing as she was the one who pickpocketed the incriminating evidence.

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** Amusingly enough, in Siege ''Siege of Dragonspear, Dragonspear'', she helps the player oust a crusader spy in the coalition camp, although she was probably concerned for her own safety, seeing as she was the one who pickpocketed the incriminating evidence.



He has been locked up by the Flaming Fist in Siege of Dragonspear, and refuses to join the player on account of a "dark omen" from Cyric.

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He has been locked up by the Flaming Fist in Siege ''Siege of Dragonspear, Dragonspear'', and refuses to join the player on account of a "dark omen" from Cyric.



* AxCrazy: Oh yeah.
* BecauseDestinySaysSo: Why he wants to TakeOverTheWorld...

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* AxCrazy: Oh yeah.
Those who won't bow down before him will be struck down, to teach them the error of their ways! Unfortunately for Tiax and the world, this is almost everybody, since nobody takes a mad gnome with delusions of grandeur seriously.
* BecauseDestinySaysSo: Why he wants to TakeOverTheWorld...TakeOverTheWorld.
* BerserkButton: His height, being told he's mad (even though he worships Cyric, the god of madness), being told his aspirations of ruling the world are nothing but a pipe dream. Being contradicted in any way, really.



* ChaoticEvil: [[strike:in-universe]] Like Xzar, of the batshit insane AxCrazy kind.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Even more out there than Minsc or Xzar, which is saying something.

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* ChaoticEvil: [[strike:in-universe]] Like Xzar, of the batshit insane AxCrazy kind. \n Unlike Xzar, however, he's not sufficiently high-functioning to keep himself out of trouble or to rise up the ranks of an organization, much less establish the kind of empire he wants for himself.
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Even more out there than Minsc or Xzar, which is saying something. He's so mad, in fact, that he gets locked up by the Fists in ''Siege of Dragonspear'', and by the time you meet up with him in ''Shadows of Amn'' he's been locked up in [[BedlamHouse Spellhold Asylum]], along with a number of other spellcasters who are being treated for various magical/psychological ailments. Tiax is among the inmates who can be goaded into helping you [[BigDamnHeroes stage a mutiny]] [[RunningTheAsylum against the asylum's faculty]], although [[spoiler:Tiax and the others don't last long against [[BigBad Irenicus]]]].



* InsaneEqualsViolent

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* InsaneEqualsViolentInsaneEqualsViolent: Until he can put assemble his armies to march upon the world, he has to get his hands dirty murdering his detractors himself.



* TheNapoleon: A particularly mad example.
** If you put him in a party with Quayle, the latter's snarky comments will eventually end in bloodshed.
* NiceHat

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* TheNapoleon: A particularly mad example.
He might be small, but he's got big dreams! ...of world conquest and godhood.
** He might be small, but woe to you [[BerserkButton if you dare to point it out]]. If you put him in a party with Quayle, the latter's snarky comments will eventually end in bloodshed.
* NiceHatNapoleonicDelusion: Extraordinarily deluded, this is the primary form his madness takes. Tiax lives in a completely different world from anyone else, and is unshakeable in his belief that he will one day rule the world. PlayedForLaughs.
* NiceHat: In his portrait.



* OurGnomesAreWeirder

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* OurGnomesAreWeirder OurGnomesAreWeirder: They worship gods of evil and want to take over the world! Or at least this one does, anyway.
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* AxCrazy

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* AxCrazyAxCrazy: Xzar is ''delighted'' when the party's reputation gets pulled down by gratuitous acts of violence.



* CardCarryingVillain: Considering how ObviouslyEvil he is, it doesn't add much ...

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* CardCarryingVillain: He's a member of the Zhentarim, an evil secret society, so this is a fairly literal example. Considering how ObviouslyEvil he is, it doesn't add much ...'secret' might be debatable.



* CloudcuckoolandersMinder: Despite being quite quite violent in his own right, Xzar still seems to be markedly ''less'' bloodthirsty than Montaron -- who in turn seems to be the more lucid of the two, albeit not exactly sane by any normal definition. Between the two, Xzar leads the duo, being more dedicated to the Zhentarim's goals, at least enough to stave off his violent tendencies, but Monty keeps 'the mad wizard' from going off the rails in his...enthusiasm to do evil deeds and gleefully rant about it to passersby. Basically, if Montaron is '''[[AxCrazy Ax]]''' [[AxCrazy Crazy]], then Xzar is Ax '''Crazy'''.



* FunnySchizophrenia

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* FunnySchizophreniaFunnySchizophrenia: Hollywood SplitPersonality version. Constantly lapsing into different personas, or at least capable of doing a variety of different wacky voices, some of whom [[TalkingToThemself argue with each other]]. Among the most prominent are a [[DissonantSerenity soft-spoken]], WickedCultured CardCarryingVillain with a HairTriggerTemper which seems to be his default personality ([[Franchise/HannibalLecter "I ate his liver with some fava beans and]] ANiceChianti."), an exaggerated dimwit who speaks in a SimpletonVoice ([[Literature/OfMiceAndMen "Du-uhhhh- tell me about the rabbits, George."]]), and a girlish, [[PsychopathicManchild childlike]] alter who seems to come out when Xzar is at his most distressed, when he's dying or when you [[StopPokingMe click on him too much]] ([[IWantMyMommy "Mummy... I don't feel so good..."]]).



* GreenAndMean

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* GreenAndMeanGreenAndMean: Dresses in green robes and is about as ObviouslyEvil as it gets.



* InformalEulogy: If Montaron dies, he responds by saying "Montaron! I... I never loved you!"
* InsaneEqualsViolent

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* InformalEulogy: If Montaron dies, he responds by saying "Montaron! dies:
-->"Montaron!
I... I never loved you!"
* InsaneEqualsViolentInsaneEqualsViolent: Quite insane, and quite violent.



* LaughablyEvil: Undeniably one of the most entertaining party members in the first game. Arguably also a FountainOfMemes.
* LeanAndMean
* MadScientist: In the second game.
* MoodSwinger: There's strong evidence even that he has [[UsefulNotes/BipolarDisorder Bipolar Disorder]].

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* LaughablyEvil: Undeniably one of the most entertaining party members in the first game. Arguably game, with [[FountainOfMemes some of the series' most quotable lines]].
* LeanAndMean: Stringy but tough-- as his portrait above shows, he's a rangy sort. He's
also a FountainOfMemes.
bloody-handed mercenary mage [[CardCarryingVillain working for the Zhentarim]].
* LeanAndMean
TheMadHatter: Heavily implied. Xzar seems to revel in how unnerving his madness is to others.
-->"Those the gods wish to destroy, they first make mad, [[LaughingMad mad, MAD!]]"
* MadScientist: In the second game.
game, he runs [[MadScientistLaboratory a laboratory]] down at [[NotSoSafeHarbor Athkatla's docks]], where his apprentices have been [[PlayingWithSyringes creating hideous monsters]] ([[StoryAndGameplaySegregation who appear to be nothing but ordinary goblins in-engine]]) on his behalf.
* MoodSwinger: There's strong MoodSwinger:
-->"Montaron, you are so [[SuddenlyShouting AGGRAVATING!]] ...'tis disturbing to my demeanor."
** Possible SplitPersonality aside, this might even be taken as
evidence even that he has [[UsefulNotes/BipolarDisorder Bipolar Disorder]].



* {{Necromancer}}: His school of magic.

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* {{Necromancer}}: TheNecromancer: His school of magic.specialization school, under 2nd Edition TabletopGames/DungeonsAndDragons rules.



* ScreamsLikeALittleGirl

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* ScreamsLikeALittleGirlScreamsLikeALittleGirl:



* StopPokingMe

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* StopPokingMeStopPokingMe:



* TalkingToThemself
* TheMadHatter: Implied.
* TheNecromancer

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* TalkingToThemself
* TheMadHatter: Implied.
* TheNecromancer
TalkingToThemself: His alternate personalities occasionally converse with each other.



* CloudcuckoolandersMinder: He keeps Xzar from going ''utterly'' insane, despite being fairly unhinged himself. Without him Xzar completely loses it.

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* BloodKnight: Likes fighting and killing more than anything else. In fact, they might be about ''all'' Montaron likes.
* CloudcuckoolandersMinder: He keeps Xzar from going ''utterly'' insane, despite being fairly unhinged himself. Without him him, Xzar completely loses it.it. A strange case, however, in that Montaron is so absurdly bloodthirsty that without Xzar to lead their Zhentarim cell, it's doubtful he could go long enough without killing someone to accomplish much of anything. Basically, if Xzar is [[AxCrazy Ax]] '''[[AxCrazy Crazy]]''', then Montaron is '''Ax''' Crazy.
26th Nov '16 9:55:49 PM Vios
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22nd Nov '16 4:19:07 PM GhostHouse
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A gnomish adventurer encountered just ouside of Baldur's Gate, Quayle can join for reasons vague even as he explains them. Blessed with little talent, but a disproportionately huge sense of self-importance, most players [[TheScrappy consider him a pain of a character]].

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A gnomish adventurer encountered just ouside of Baldur's Gate, Quayle can join for reasons vague even as he explains them. Blessed with little talent, but a disproportionately huge sense of self-importance, most players [[TheScrappy consider him a pain of a character]].
self-importance.



* [[spoiler:TemporaryScrappy]]: Subverted. He seems at first glance after TheReveal like one, but he has his own complex personality and may not be unlikeable in the least if you consider him sympathetic enough.



* {{Jerkass}}: Good grief. This trait has made Anomen top the list of people the fans ''[[TheScrappy just plain hated]]'' on more than one occasion. He's proud, egotistical, vain, and quite loud in his expression of those traits, just for starters, but all of that could be easily forgiven compared to some of the worse things he comes out with -- immature disrespect towards Keldorn, highly misplaced PretenderDiss towards Cernd and Mazzy and laughing at [[spoiler:a reformed Sarevok's]] attempts to strive for redemption, among others.

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* {{Jerkass}}: Good grief. This trait has made Anomen top the list of people the fans ''[[TheScrappy just plain hated]]'' on more than one occasion. He's proud, egotistical, vain, and quite loud in his expression of those traits, just for starters, but all of that could be easily forgiven compared to some of the worse things he comes out with -- immature disrespect towards Keldorn, highly misplaced PretenderDiss towards Cernd and Mazzy and laughing at [[spoiler:a reformed Sarevok's]] attempts to strive for redemption, among others.



* DropTheHammer: His secondary weapon, unsurprising considering [[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame his race]]. It's very good if you want to give [[InfinityPlusOneSword Crom Faeyr and/or the Runehammer]] to a warrior and don't have [[TheScrappy Anomen]]. It's also very good if you are in need of some good blunt damage, such as to damage Golems or certain slimes.

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* DropTheHammer: His secondary weapon, unsurprising considering [[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame his race]]. It's very good if you want to give [[InfinityPlusOneSword Crom Faeyr and/or the Runehammer]] to a warrior and don't have [[TheScrappy Anomen]].Anomen. It's also very good if you are in need of some good blunt damage, such as to damage Golems or certain slimes.
4th Nov '16 6:37:35 AM MinisterOfSinister
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* {{Expy}}: Seems to have been the [[FountainOfExpies ur-example]] for a [[OncePerEpisode long line]] of BoisterousBruiser mercenaries with plenty of war stories in BioWare games (along with his antecedents in the first game Montaron and Minsc, to a lesser degree); BioWare loves this character type. Most directly, there's [[Franchise/DragonAge Oghren]], another dwarf berserker companion with a comedic side, a sweet tooth for beer and BloodKnight tendencies, as well as CasanovaWannabe traits. Of course, Oghren turned out to be considerably more moral, but no less CrazyAwesome. See also [[VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic Canderous Ordo]], [[VideoGame/JadeEmpire The Black Whirlwind]], [[VideoGame/MassEffect Urdnot Wrex]][[note]]From a race of aliens known as the ''krogan'', no less-- and they're ''all'' like this. [[JokingMode Coincidence?!]][[/note]], [[VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition The Iron Bull]], and many more.
** In particular, Korgan seems to be an {{Expy}} himself of all the HackAndSlash protagonists in First-Person RPG's out there. No flashy moves, spells or missile weapons, just a trusty axe, enormous physical power, and an extremely outspoken penchant for gratuitous violence and bloodshed.

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* {{Expy}}: Seems Inverted, in that Korgan appears to have been be the [[FountainOfExpies ur-example]] inspiration]] for a [[OncePerEpisode long line]] of BoisterousBruiser mercenaries with plenty of war stories in BioWare games (along with his antecedents in the first game Montaron and Minsc, to a lesser degree); BioWare loves this character type. Most directly, there's [[Franchise/DragonAge Oghren]], another dwarf berserker companion with a comedic side, a sweet tooth for beer and BloodKnight tendencies, as well as CasanovaWannabe traits. Of course, Oghren turned out to be considerably more moral, but no less CrazyAwesome. even borrows one of Korgan's lines almost word for word. See also [[VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic Canderous Ordo]], [[VideoGame/JadeEmpire The Black Whirlwind]], [[VideoGame/MassEffect Urdnot Wrex]][[note]]From a race of aliens known as the ''krogan'', no less-- less -- and they're ''all'' like this. [[JokingMode Coincidence?!]][[/note]], [[VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition The Iron Bull]], and many more.
** In particular, Also played straight; Korgan seems to be an {{Expy}} himself of all the HackAndSlash protagonists in First-Person RPG's [=RPGs=] out there. No flashy moves, spells or missile weapons, just a trusty axe, enormous physical power, and an extremely outspoken penchant for gratuitous violence and bloodshed.



* FreudianExcuse: Lost both his parents to inter-clan warfare and claims to have been negatively influenced by spending too much time amongst humans. Mazzy is less than convinced about the latter, but expresses sympathy for the loss of his parents.

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* FreudianExcuse: Lost both his parents to inter-clan warfare and claims to have been negatively influenced by spending too much time amongst humans. Mazzy is less than convinced about the latter, latter part, but expresses sympathy for the loss of his parents.



* GirlsWithMustaches: Like other dwarves, Korgan appreciates a woman with a fine beard. Jan exploits this to keep him interested in one of his stories.

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* GirlsWithMustaches: GirlsWithMoustaches: Like other dwarves, Korgan appreciates a woman with a fine beard. Jan exploits this to keep him interested in one of his stories.



* GradualGrinder: While Korgan is without a doubt the most powerful party member in close combat, his fighting style is admittedly limited to "walk up to the target and hit it 'till it dies." Not particularly problematic with most enemies, but it can be a bit of a problem when confronted with a ''Stoneskin'' or ''Protection from Magical Weapons'' spell.

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* GradualGrinder: While Korgan is without a doubt the most powerful party member in close combat, his fighting style is admittedly limited to "walk up to the target and hit it 'till it dies." Not This is not particularly problematic with most enemies, but it can be a bit of a problem when confronted with a ''Stoneskin'' or ''Protection from Magical Weapons'' spell.
4th Nov '16 5:01:57 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Badass}}: Korgan [[ChaoticEvil may]] [[TheBerserker be]] [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness many]] [[TheStarscream things]], but few can deny he's a badass.
** BadassBeard[=/=]BeardOfEvil: An impressive one at that.
** BadassNormal[=/=]MagicallyIneptFighter: Apart from [[CrutchCharacter Yoshimo]], he is the only party member in the second game completely incapable of casting some sort of spell. He makes up for this with extremely high physical stats, [[AnAxeToGrind a good niche]] [[DropTheHammer weapon selection]] and [[BerserkButton a single special ability]] (granted by his class) which makes him completely immune to the vast majority of StandardStatusEffects.

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* {{Badass}}: Korgan [[ChaoticEvil may]] [[TheBerserker be]] [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness many]] [[TheStarscream things]], but few can deny he's a badass.
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BadassBeard[=/=]BeardOfEvil: An impressive one at that.
** * BadassNormal[=/=]MagicallyIneptFighter: Apart from [[CrutchCharacter Yoshimo]], he is the only party member in the second game completely incapable of casting some sort of spell. He makes up for this with extremely high physical stats, [[AnAxeToGrind a good niche]] [[DropTheHammer weapon selection]] and [[BerserkButton a single special ability]] (granted by his class) which makes him completely immune to the vast majority of StandardStatusEffects.
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