History Characters / CiaphasCain

12th Jan '18 8:00:00 PM AmbarSonofDeshar
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[[folder:Emeli]]

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* DemonLordsAndArchdevils: The kind of daemon that Emeli has become is never specified, but given that she's able to paralyze a room full of people, shred a pair of Berzerkers, and threaten to pull an entire planet into the Warp, she's well on her way to being a Greater Daemon if she isn't one already.

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* DemonLordsAndArchdevils: The kind of daemon that Emeli has become is never specified, but given her description she's likely a Keeper of Secrets--a Slaaneshi Greater Daemon. At the very least the fact that she's able to paralyze a room full of people, shred a pair of Berzerkers, and threaten to pull an entire planet into the Warp, Warp suggest that if she's not already a Greater Daemon, she's well on her way to being a Greater Daemon if she isn't one already.becoming one.



* FirstNameBasis: Always refers to Cain as "Ciaphas".

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* EvilTeacher: When human, Emeli masqueraded as the headmistress of a girls' school.
* FirstNameBasis: Always refers to Cain as "Ciaphas". For his part, he never uses her last name; she's just "Emeli."
* FullFrontalAssault: Emeli's always nude in her daemonic form.


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* ManiacTongue: As a daemon Emeli's OverlyLongTongue permanently protrudes from her jaws.
2nd Jan '18 7:28:13 PM ImpudentInfidel
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** From his accounts you can see why she thinks so highly of him. Despite his private opinions what he actually ''says'' to her is all praise and encouragement, and he endorses her for promotion multiple times.
28th Dec '17 7:20:56 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* InvincibleIncompetent: A dark and dramatic take on a protagonist who attempts to run away from the action yet always ends up winning.

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* InvincibleIncompetent: A dark and dramatic take on a protagonist who attempts to run away from the action yet always ends up winning. According to Cain he's a middling shot and passable swordsman who gets by thanks to constant practice and hard-won experience; according to Amberley he's incredibly gifted with both, and she expresses confusion that he somehow remained unaware of that fact no matter how many victories against superhuman foes stacked up.
5th Dec '17 11:00:27 PM ArcaneAzmadi
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* HeroOfAnotherStory: There are just enough hints and passed-over {{Noodle Incident}}s in the footnotes to imply that Amberley has been involved in some interesting adventures herself when she's not working with Cain. Then again, she's an Inquisitor, so that's to be expected.

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* HeroOfAnotherStory: There are just enough hints and passed-over {{Noodle Incident}}s in the footnotes to imply that Amberley has been involved in some interesting adventures herself when she's not working with Cain. Then again, she's an Inquisitor, so that's to be expected. In fact, she's even been given a story of her own ("Hidden Depths").


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* CharacterDevelopment: Unlike Beije, who mainly comes away from his encounter with Cain with [[BreakTheHaughty a collection of humiliations and traumas]], Forres starts her book as the Commissar equivalent of NewMeat but learns from Cain's example that there's a lot more to fighting for the Emperor than charging the enemy and shooting the slowest man into the fray, coming away from the experience a better officer for it.
27th Nov '17 12:31:26 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* GenreSavvy: Not Beije himself, but Cain notes whoever assigned him to the Tallarn 229th was, making the good decision of placing Beije with a regiment of "Emperor-botherers as humourless as him" as opposed to another Guard regiment where Beije would have been a friendly fire incident just waiting to happen.
18th Nov '17 12:00:13 PM MitchellTF
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* Flanderization: An interesting example, combined with AscendedExtra. In the first book, she doesn't even get any lines, simply being the one trooper who got shot in a battle. A couple of books later, her natural bad luck is her ONLY trait.
1st Nov '17 8:43:47 AM Antigone3
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* KnightTemplar: He's the model of the strict, uncompromising "ideal" Commissar. This leads to the LawfulStupid below.
* LaserGuidedKarma: His attempt to arrest Cain on charges of desertion and cowardice get ''him'' charged with gross incompetence for interfering with Cain's mission by the Commissariat tribunal he called to charge Cain (with the quite high probability of facing a firing squad). Cain said he'd pull a few strings to help him out.


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* KnightTemplar: He's the model of the strict, uncompromising "ideal" Commissar. This leads to the LawfulStupid below.
* LaserGuidedKarma: His attempt to arrest Cain on charges of desertion and cowardice get ''him'' charged with gross incompetence for interfering with Cain's mission by the Commissariat tribunal he called to charge Cain (with the quite high probability of facing a firing squad). Cain said he'd pull a few strings to help him out.
17th Oct '17 9:02:46 AM MaskedAndDangerous
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* GreenEyedMonster: Towards Cain. Beije sees the honors and glory piled onto his old classmate, who seems to still be the irresponsible layabout he was in schola. Not only that, but Cain seems surrounded by an AmazonBrigade which is full of "special exceptions" to normal discipline, leading Beije to believe that his old rival is sleeping with them. Eventually, it becomes too much for the conservative jackass, and he accuses Cain of cowardice and desertion. This ends about as well as you'd expect...
29th Jul '17 7:09:38 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* AchievementsInIgnorance: Cain frequently wonders if Jurgen's life-saving feats are part of a calculated well-hidden genius or if he operates on gut instinct, being unaware that his actions are extremely improbable. Both Cain and Amberly have also mentioned that they aren't sure if he's the bravest man they've ever met, or just doesn't fully understand how dangerous his many adventures with Cain actually are. The short stories from his perspective do nothing to clear it up; he doesn't perceive the enemies he faces there as a serious threat, but then he beats them so handily that they clearly aren't.

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* AchievementsInIgnorance: Cain frequently wonders if Jurgen's life-saving feats are part of a calculated well-hidden genius or if he operates on gut instinct, being unaware that his actions are extremely improbable. Both Cain and Amberly have also mentioned that they aren't sure if he's the bravest man they've ever met, or just doesn't fully understand how dangerous his many adventures with Cain actually are. The short stories from his perspective do nothing to clear it up; he doesn't perceive the enemies he faces there as a serious threat, but then he beats them so handily that they clearly aren't. Cain has also speculated on whether Jurgen's tendency to casually drop bombshells in conversation that make Cain look even more the HumbleHero (like casually asking if he needs to act as a second again when someone insults the Colonel) are out of ignorance or just an understated flair for drama.
20th Jul '17 1:20:20 PM ChaoticNovelist
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** LovableCoward: He is definitely this though.



* HypocriticalHumor: Rather an inversion of the usual sort. In ''Duty Calls'', Cain is part of a meeting that gets some '''very''' scary news. While most of those around him panic, Cain controls his own terror and plans with Colonel Kasteen the actions they'll have to take to deal with the danger. Then he raises his voice to ask a question of the briefer, and notes that his "fraudulent reputation for remaining calm and decisive in a crisis" probably helps settle everyone else down.

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* HypocriticalHumor: HypocriticalHumor:
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Rather an inversion of the usual sort. In ''Duty Calls'', Cain is part of a meeting that gets some '''very''' scary news. While most of those around him panic, Cain controls his own terror and plans with Colonel Kasteen the actions they'll have to take to deal with the danger. Then he raises his voice to ask a question of the briefer, and notes that his "fraudulent reputation for remaining calm and decisive in a crisis" probably helps settle everyone else down.


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*LovableCoward: Whether or not he's truly a coward, he's definitely lovable. At least, his soldiers and Amberley think so.
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