History Characters / Blackadder

9th Apr '16 9:17:01 PM RAraya
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* EvilIsOneBigHappyFamily: Theyget along well with each other (exluding Edmund) despite being a bunch of [[CardCarryingVillain Card Carrying Villains]].

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* EvilIsOneBigHappyFamily: Theyget They get along well with each other (exluding (excluding Edmund) despite being a bunch of [[CardCarryingVillain Card Carrying Villains]].



* NervesOfSteel: Much unlike his cowarldy great-grandfather to the point of casual talk about his potential dismemberment.

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* NervesOfSteel: Much unlike his cowarldy cowardly great-grandfather to the point of casual talk about his potential dismemberment.



* OldRetainer :

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* OldRetainer :OldRetainer:



* PsychopathicManchild: A naughty schoolgirl at heart... a naughy schoolgirl with the power of life and death over Britain.

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* PsychopathicManchild: A naughty schoolgirl at heart... a naughy naughty schoolgirl with the power of life and death over Britain.



* DynamicEntry: Swings down from the celing, smashes Percy through a door, and steals Blackadder's fiance, all in about five minutes.

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* DynamicEntry: Swings down from the celing, ceiling, smashes Percy through a door, and steals Blackadder's fiance, all in about five minutes.



--> '''Blackadder''': Four minutes and twenty-two seconds, Baldrick, you owe me a groat.

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--> '''Blackadder''': Four minutes and twenty-two seconds, Baldrick, you owe me a groat.groat[[note]]fourpence (pre-decimal, note the spelling)[[/note]].



* AmbiguouslyEvil: It's debatable wether he is evil or not. He is a massive jerk, but clearly the least malicious Blackadder from the main series and he has his better moments, see JerkWithAHeartOfGold and the Heartwarming Entry for examples. Unless one counts his OffstageVillainy during his trips to Africa...

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* AmbiguouslyEvil: It's debatable wether whether he is evil or not. He is a massive jerk, but clearly the least malicious Blackadder from the main series and he has his better moments, see JerkWithAHeartOfGold and the Heartwarming Entry for examples. Unless one counts his OffstageVillainy during his trips to Africa...
21st Mar '16 3:19:09 PM nighttrainfm
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* FreudianExcuse:

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* FreudianExcuse:FreudianExcuse: He wants to take over the world because...he was bullied at school.
16th Feb '16 9:07:52 AM Shadowgazer
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* HandsomeLech: He puts the hand in the some Lech.

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* HandsomeLech: He puts the hand in the some Lech.lech.



* TheStarscream: [[spoiler:Although he tries to protect George from Wellington, he immediately decides to continue the charade and take the throne after the prince is shot.]]

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* TheStarscream: [[spoiler:Although he tries to protect George from Wellington, Wellington for pragmatic reasons, he immediately decides to continue the charade and take the throne after the prince is shot.]]



* ShelteredAristocrat: Incapable of [[TooIncompetentToOperateABlanket putting on his own trousers]] without Blackadder's help.

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* ShelteredAristocrat: Incapable of of literally [[TooIncompetentToOperateABlanket putting on his own trousers]] without Blackadder's help.



* AmbiguouslyEvil: It's debatable wether he is evil or not. He is a massive jerk, but clearly the least malicious Blackadder from the main series and he has his better moments, see JerkWithAHeartOfGold and the Heartwarming Entry for examples.

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* AmbiguouslyEvil: It's debatable wether he is evil or not. He is a massive jerk, but clearly the least malicious Blackadder from the main series and he has his better moments, see JerkWithAHeartOfGold and the Heartwarming Entry for examples. Unless one counts his OffstageVillainy during his trips to Africa...



* FakeUltimateHero: To quote the man himself on his service in Africa (which made his reputation as a competent soldier), "[T]he prerequisite for any battle was that the enemy should under no circumstances carry guns". He became known as the 'Hero of Mboto Gorge' in 1892, where he had faced "ten thousand Watusi warriors armed to the teeth with kiwi fruit and dry guava halves". Needless to say, none of this prepared him at all for fighting in the trenches.

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* FakeUltimateHero: FakeUltimateHero : To quote the man himself on his service in Africa (which made his reputation as a competent soldier), "[T]he prerequisite for any battle was that the enemy should under no circumstances carry guns". He became known as the 'Hero of Mboto Gorge' in 1892, where he had faced "ten thousand Watusi warriors armed to the teeth with kiwi fruit and dry guava halves". Needless to say, none of this prepared him at all for fighting in the trenches. Only on account of this could he qualify for a real ultimate VillainProtagonist.



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: To a very slight extent. He's still not remotely a nice person, but he can bring himself to feel sympathy for Darling and wish the others good luck in the final episode, and he does at one point compliment George's paintings. Also, despite being a soldier, he is the only Blackadder in the four seasons not to commit murder - unless you count Speckled Jim.

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: To a very slight extent. He's still not remotely a nice person, but he can bring himself to feel sympathy for Darling and wish the others good luck in the final episode, and he does at one point compliment George's paintings. Also, despite being a soldier, he is the only Blackadder in the four seasons not to commit murder - unless you count Speckled Jim.Jim and the fruit salad.



* TallDarkAndSnarky

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* TallDarkAndSnarkyTallDarkAndSnarky: Which gives him little satisfaction.



%%* AntiHero: Type I

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%%* * AntiHero: Type II: At least his rank is more proportionate to his skill (less mind) than Melchett's and George's.



* IdenticalGrandson

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* IdenticalGrandsonIdenticalGrandson: Identical in not having an idea what he's doing.



%%* StupidBoss
%%* TokenEvilTeammate
%%* TookALevelInJerkass

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%%* StupidBoss
%%* TokenEvilTeammate
%%* TookALevelInJerkass
* StupidBoss: Like the Queenie a long time ago, it is debatable if this makes him more or less dangerous.
* TokenEvilTeammate: The only one from the English side that we see being a threat for people on the same side of the line.
* TookALevelInJerkass: One of his hobbies.



* {{Jerkass}}: In a c

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* {{Jerkass}}: In a cBut not an unprofessional one.



%%* AcePilot

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%%* AcePilot* AcePilot: More than one ace is cheating though so...



* {{Kaiserreich}}:

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* {{Kaiserreich}}: He is very German.



%%* SmugSnake
%%* StraightGay

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%%* SmugSnake
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* SmugSnake: One wonders if he is related to Prince Ludwig.
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StraightGay



* WickedCultured

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* WickedCulturedWickedCultured: But an unelighted one on what constitutes torture.
16th Feb '16 8:44:54 AM Shadowgazer
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* TallDarkAndSnarky: He would like to believe that he is the

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* TallDarkAndSnarky: He would like to believe that he is the also has a deep booming voice but it was this far...



* HandsomeLech:

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* HandsomeLech: He puts the hand in the some Lech.



* LargeHam:

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* LargeHam:LargeHam: Which will cause some deja vu (because of the actor) in the following season.



* SmugSnake

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* SmugSnakeSmugSnake: To his chained captives of course. [[spoiler: He ends up justifying it however]].



* LargeHam: HURRAH! To be expected of a pig-head after all.

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* LargeHam: HURRAH! To be expected of a pig-head after all. And the actor of Prince Ludwig.



* CulturedWarrior: His snarky remarks often border on poetic. His lines in the last episode in particular:

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* CulturedWarrior: CulturedWarrior/ WarriorPoet: His snarky remarks often border on poetic. His lines in the last episode in particular:



%%* ShellShockedVeteran
%%* TallDarkAndSnarky

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%%* ShellShockedVeteran
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* ShellShockedVeteran: More well adjusted than most though.
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TallDarkAndSnarky



%%* WarriorPoet: See CulturedWarrior.
16th Feb '16 8:25:34 AM Shadowgazer
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* AntiHero: Type V: He is an OpportunisticBastard through and through but spends most of the time trying to earn the Queenie's favour and avoiding an appointment with Choppie.

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* AntiHero: Type V: He is an OpportunisticBastard through and through but spends most of the time trying to earn the Queenie's favour (at least once by doing her evil bidding) and avoiding an appointment with Choppie.Choppy.



* TalksLikeASimile: Constantly.

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* TalksLikeASimile: Constantly. He talks almost like a similar Captain in the First World War who uses similes to point out similarities and conquer his fear over likely death.



%%* GentlemanAdventurer
%%* HandsomeLech

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%%* GentlemanAdventurer
%%* HandsomeLech
* GentlemanAdventurer: He puts the man in the gentle.
* HandsomeLech:



* TheEvilPrince: A Bond

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* TheEvilPrince: A BondBond villains should get their due.



%%* LargeHam

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%%* LargeHam* LargeHam:



%%* SmugSnake

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%%* * SmugSnake



%%* ManipulativeBastard



%%* TheDitz

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%%* TheDitz* TheDitz: Hey it doesn't matter since the bullet that wrote his name was in his hands.



%%* IdenticalGrandson

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%%* * IdenticalGrandson



%%* ManChild

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%%* ManChild* ManChild: Who occasionally asks for his mommy leaving her taxonomic classification open.



%%* TokenGoodTeammate

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%%* TokenGoodTeammate* TokenGoodTeammate: Which makes him different, despite the similarities to his royal ancestor.



%%* AntiHero: Type IV or V

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%%* * AntiHero: Type IV or VV. He is inclined to enjoy having the one person who is in awareness of the darling nature of the name killed.



%%* DefrostingIceKing

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%%* DefrostingIceKing* DefrostingIceKing: In the last episode to the point of melting into a puddle.



%%* {{Jerkass}}

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%%* {{Jerkass}}* {{Jerkass}}: In a c



%%* TheRival: To Blackadder.

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%%* * TheRival: To Blackadder.Blackadder.



%%* SmugSnake

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%%* SmugSnake* SmugSnake: When he is bears bad news to Blackadder, he doesn't hate breaking it to him.



* HistoricalVillainUpgrade: He's portrayed as a stupid Bond villain.
%%* {{Kaiserreich}}

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* HistoricalVillainUpgrade: He's portrayed as a stupid Bond villain.
%%* {{Kaiserreich}}
villain. In hindsight perhaps it is a downgrade.
* {{Kaiserreich}}:



%%* WickedCultured

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%%* * WickedCultured
16th Feb '16 7:41:33 AM Shadowgazer
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* SycophanticServant: He stayed loyal and admired Edmund to the bitter end.

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* SycophanticServant: He admired Edmund stayed loyal and admired Edmund to the bitter end.



* BigBad: Depends on the episode. Mostly in the Archbishop and the Queen's Spanish Beard.

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* BigBad: Depends on the episode. Mostly in the Archbishop and the Queen's Spanish Beard. From a cleric's and Edmund's perspective at least.



* AntiHero: Type V: He is an OpportunisticBastard through and through but spends most of the time trying to earn the Queenie's favour and avoiding Choppy.

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* AntiHero: Type V: He is an OpportunisticBastard through and through but spends most of the time trying to earn the Queenie's favour and avoiding Choppy.an appointment with Choppie.



%%* {{Jerkass}}

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%%* {{Jerkass}}* {{Jerkass}}: Towards everyone but the Queenie and his love interest of course.



* VillainProtagonist: Well he abuses Baldrick and Percy and uses Baldrick as an enforcer to rob people off their money (through biological war one would presume).



%%* {{Adorkable}}

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%%* {{Adorkable}}* {{Adorkable}}: Lets say their family has more consistent traits than the Blackadder family.



%%* {{Badass}}

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%%* {{Badass}}* {{Badass}}: A walking, talking meme about it.
16th Feb '16 7:32:23 AM Shadowgazer
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%%* AntiHero: Type V

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%%* * AntiHero: Type VV: Much of the time he is more of a victim than an active VillainProtagonist and so he also qualifies as an AntiHero in the loser sense.



* BigBadWannabe: He really doesn't belong in charge of a LegionOfDoom.

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* BigBadWannabe: He really doesn't belong in charge of a LegionOfDoom.LegionOfDoom because he is not quite as evil as he wants to be. Even when he's finally taking the glove off over his plot to usurp the throne, he's genuinely taken aback when his evil confederates recommend butchering the royal family rather than his suggestion of merely exiling them.



* HarmlessVillain: He's not quite as evil as he wants to be. Even in the last episode, when he's finally taking the glove off over his plot to usurp the throne, he's genuinely taken aback when his evil confederates recommend butchering the royal family rather than his suggestion of merely exiling them.



%%* IneffectualSympatheticVillain

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%%* IneffectualSympatheticVillain* IneffectualSympatheticVillain: It is hard not to feel bad for the poor,snivelling schmuck.



* ShoutOutToShakespeare: Possibly to another [[BastardBastard bastard]] [[Theatre/KingLear called Edmund]].
* SinisterMinister: Briefly becomes Archbishop of Canterbury.
%%* SmugSnake

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* ShoutOutToShakespeare: Possibly a parody to another [[BastardBastard bastard]] [[Theatre/KingLear called Edmund]].
* SinisterMinister: Briefly becomes Archbishop of Canterbury.
%%* SmugSnake
Canterbury. Played with in that he was forced into this position by his father and only thought as an afterthought to use it to make money, by following other ministers' examples of selling fake holy objects which he believed himself.
* SmugSnake: The smug adder is an even more deluded example than the usual ones and things rarely go his way for long enough, for it to last.



%%* TheUnfavorite
%%* VillainProtagonist

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%%* TheUnfavorite
%%* VillainProtagonist
* TheUnfavorite: So unfavorite that he is forgotten at the best of times.
* VillainProtagonist: About half the time, when he is proactive enough in his scheming (the other half of the time he is a hapless victim).



%%* TheDragon: With Percy.

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%%* * TheDragon: With Percy. Though he is the smartest of the three and easily muuuuuch better at it than Percy.



%%* ProfessionalButtKisser

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%%* ProfessionalButtKisser* ProfessionalButtKisser: He quickly got wise to the fact that this is the way to become Edmund's favourite and improve his social standing.



%%* YesMan

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%%* YesMan* YesMan: He started it at the banquet of the first episode and it paid off.



%%* SycophanticServant

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%%* SycophanticServant* SycophanticServant: He stayed loyal and admired Edmund to the bitter end.



%%* YesMan

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%%* YesMan
* YesMan: He tries though the best he can do is repeat and mimic Baldrick.



* BigBad: Depends on the episode.

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* BigBad: Depends on the episode. Mostly in the Archbishop and the Queen's Spanish Beard.



%%* CarnivalOfKillers

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%%* CarnivalOfKillers* CarnivalOfKillers: The Black Seal was their rather inventive name.



%%* DragonInChief: for Edmund.

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%%* * DragonInChief: for Edmund.Edmund. To be precise they aren't wilier than him, but their toughness, sadism and cruelty faaaar outclass Edmund's so they easily overshadow and overrule him.



* SelfMadeOrphan: Murdered his entire family

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* SelfMadeOrphan: Murdered his entire family
family.



%%* AntiHero: Type V

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%%* * AntiHero: Type VV: He is an OpportunisticBastard through and through but spends most of the time trying to earn the Queenie's favour and avoiding Choppy.



* NervesOfSteel: Much unlike his cowarldy great-grandfather.

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* NervesOfSteel: Much unlike his cowarldy great-grandfather.great-grandfather to the point of casual talk about his potential dismemberment.



%%* TalksLikeASimile: Constantly.
%%* TallDarkAndSnarky

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%%* * TalksLikeASimile: Constantly.
%%* TallDarkAndSnarky* TallDarkAndSnarky: He would like to believe that he is the



* BigBad: While Blackadder serves her, she tends to provide the primary threat in the season.

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* BigBad: While Blackadder serves her, she tends to provide the primary threat for most characters in the season.



%%* TheDitz

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%%* TheDitz* TheDitz: This doesn't make her much less of a threat though, only easier to lie to.



%%* ReallyGetsAround

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%%* ReallyGetsAround* ReallyGetsAround: Does he ever have breaks?



%%* TheEvilPrince

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%%* TheEvilPrince* TheEvilPrince: A Bond



%%* SmugSnake: Constantly.

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%%* * SmugSnake: Constantly.Constantly though better at it than his predecessors.



%%* TookALevelInBadass

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%%* TookALevelInBadass* TookALevelInBadass: The family as a whole took two big levels actually as he is even less impulsive and prone to mistakes than Lord Blackadder.



%%* LargeHam: HURRAH!

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%%* * LargeHam: HURRAH!HURRAH! To be expected of a pig-head after all.



%%* HotBlooded

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%%* HotBlooded* HotBlooded: So hot that it is safer to keep a distance from him actually.
12th Feb '16 10:58:03 PM MikeW
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* WrongGenreSavvy: He thinks he's a Shakespearean malcontent and MagnificentBastard pulling off fantastic scheming, unaware he's a complete idiot who'd be dead if not for his HypercompetentSidekick.
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27th Jan '16 5:54:04 PM TheUnknownUploader
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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: While he is a definite RoyalBrat, there are times when he genuinely tries to be nice. [[TheDitz He's just so stupid he winds up making things worse.]]
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