History Characters / CityOfHeroes

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* BewareTheSuperman: He declared himself Emperor after he ended the Hamidon War in order to keep the public safe where past governments could not, the grizzly details of what happened to the remaining governments officials who opposed the idea is glossed over by Praetoria propaganda.
7th Feb '18 7:19:02 AM Aribter-Nelson
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* RaisedByOrcs: In Praetoria, The super-villain who killed his parents abducted young Justin and raised his as his protégé.

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* RaisedByOrcs: In Praetoria, The super-villain who killed his parents abducted young Justin and raised his him as his protégé.
30th Jan '18 7:31:24 AM Luke_Danger
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* BlackDudeDiesFirst: Either he or [[spoiler:Cleopatra]] will be victim of this at the culmination of the first Responsibility arc. The players have to decide who.



[[folder:Cleopatra]]
Praetor White's wife and your second contact in the Responsibility storyline who employs you to prevent a group of Crusaders from bombing a hospital. [[spoiler: It turns out she is also a Resistance mole, who had used the player to rein in the aforementioned Crusaders.]]

* BlackDudeDiesFirst: When you [[spoiler:confront her with Washington, one of the two are not making it out of the office alive.]] The player has to decide who will be the recipient and then do the deed.
* CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot: If you are a Resistance mole,[[spoiler: her hit on you can feel like this. As both of you were in the dark about the other, either both your covers are blown or she dies so you can infiltrate deeper into the Loyalists.]]
* DefiantToTheEnd: Regardless of the player's affiliation or [[spoiler:the reasons the Resistance player might kill her]], she will fight to the death.
* SassyBlackWoman: A lighthearted version of this which shows up when Marauder [[CrowningMomentOfFunny has you deliver flowers to her.]] Depending on how you go about it, she can either have a heck of a laugh or get ticked off - see ShootTheMessenger for details on the latter.
* ShootTheDog: Potentially on the receiving end [[spoiler: once her affiliation is revealed. Even more so if you are a Resistance character, as you are ''ordered'' to do it. You can, of course, refuse to do so.]]
* ShootTheMessenger: Subverted; if you end up infuriating her when delivering flowers to her on Marauder's behalf, she'll make it clear that her fury is aimed at the man who sent you. She'll even apologize for you having been put through this whole mess.
* YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters: She makes a point of identifying the difference between Wardens and Crusaders when you investigate the latter's efforts to bomb hospitals.
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* VillainWithGoodPublicity: While it applies to the Loyalists as a whole baring certain Responsibility members, Power Loyalists are explicitly using the media to bolster their own ends.





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An organized force seeking to stop Cole's Empire from spreading further and to free all from Tyrant (Cole's) grasp, the Resistance functions as the scapegoats of much of Praetoria's woes after the Hamidon Wars as far as the Loyalists are concerned. The Resistance is varied in its origins; it has regular people trying to make the world better all the way to nigh-on terrorists in its ranks. The Resistance has use slang as code words, which often come out as gibberish without context. Many of Primal Earth's villains have their mirror counterparts in the Resistance. Like the Loyalists, the Resistance has two factions: The Wardens and the Crusaders.

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An organized force seeking to stop Cole's Empire from spreading further and to free all from Tyrant (Cole's) grasp, the Resistance functions as the scapegoats of much of Praetoria's woes after the Hamidon Wars as far as the Loyalists are concerned. The Resistance is varied in its origins; it has regular people trying to make the world better all the way to nigh-on terrorists in its ranks. The Resistance has use uses slang as code words, which often come out as gibberish without context. Many of Primal Earth's villains have their mirror counterparts in the Resistance. Like the Loyalists, the Resistance has two factions: The Wardens and the Crusaders.



* The Resistance Warde's are members of the Resistance who are much less about direct shooting (but certainly don't shy away from it), and more about raising awareness of the truth behind Praetoria, seeking to bring a victory through less violent means when possible. They are careful about their targets, aiming to keep civilians out of the crossfire, and many truly seek a better world for the future. Many of their missions are less about winning the war with superpowers, rather aiming to subvert the machinery of Cole's empire so that people can make their own choices.

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* The Resistance Warde's Wardens are members of the Resistance who are much less about direct shooting (but certainly don't shy away from it), and more about raising awareness of the truth behind Praetoria, seeking to bring a victory through less violent means when possible. They are careful about their targets, aiming to keep civilians out of the crossfire, and many truly seek a better world for the future. Many of their missions are less about winning the war with superpowers, rather aiming to subvert the machinery of Cole's empire so that people can make their own choices.



* GoodIsNotSoft: Despite what some Crusaders say about them, Wardens are more than willing to fight. [[TheRevolutionWillNotBeVilified They just check who is in the blast radius.]] They also are willing to ShootTheDog, but only in extremely select circumstnaces.
* TheRevolutionWillNotBeVilified: They fill this half of the trope while their counterparts fill the other.
* ShootTheDog: For a story that was mostly about a heroic LaResistance, their arc comes to a head with rather dramatic tonal shift when [[spoiler: the Dark Watcher reveals that while the Vanguard is willing to assist, they have to take out the primary water filtration system for Praetoria to do so. Although the Vanguard is planning on providing relief to the people, it still leaves Praetoria with limited safe water for half a year.]]




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* WeHelpTheHelpless: A driving force behind their arcs, but it's also quite broad in who is defined as helpless. Many of them are in fact enemies of various stripes.




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* TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized: They have this in spades as their missions are quite liberal with bombing civilian targets.
* WarIsHell: An argument that they usually use against the Wardens, who they see as too cowardly to actually win the war. The Wardens [[GoodIsNotSoft prove them wrong regularly.]]
* YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters: They fill the 'terrorist' part of it quite handily.





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The second contact, Wardog is an ex-Destroyer who still uses the drugs that turned them orange in the first place, and is after a large stash of it for use in combat.
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29th Jan '18 6:01:40 AM Aribter-Nelson
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* [[spoiler: FakeMemories: Proton's future is in-fact Praetoria, Mother Mayhem has just altered his memories to view it as a different time, he thinks he has gone back in time when he crossed into a less technologically advanced reality.]]
* [[spoiler: HeroicBSOD: Thinks he is the son of Manticore and Sister Psyche' from the future, when thinking that was just a false memory from evil alternate-reality Sister Psyche, that is going to give anyone a Heroic B.S.O.D.. Upon stopping to look at few details that don't make sense in the whole time-travel scenario the logic of it starts to break down for him.]]


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1st Dec '17 8:32:15 PM Aribter-Nelson
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* BloodKnight: As Emperor Cole's personal assassin he gets paid well and given much prestige eliminate high level threats. But truth is all he wants is a target and an excuse to kill.

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* BloodKnight: As Emperor Cole's personal assassin he gets paid well and given much prestige to eliminate high level threats. But truth is all he wants is a target and an excuse to kill.



* NotSoDifferent: The only real change in origin is instead of building up his skills hunting down the super-villain who killed his parents, Praetorian Justin Sinclair built of said skills training under the man who killed his parents. Both think MurderIsTheBestSolution, Chimera just get's to act on it.

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* NotSoDifferent: The only real change in origin is instead of building up building-up his skills hunting down the super-villain who killed his parents, Praetorian Justin Sinclair built of built-up said skills training under the man who killed his parents. Both think MurderIsTheBestSolution, Chimera just get's to act on it.
30th Nov '17 9:14:56 PM Aribter-Nelson
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* [[ThreateningShark Everything Is Even Worse With Shark-Men]]


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* HeroKiller: His express employment purpose in Arachnos. Robbing banks or stealing [[MacGuffin MacGuffins]] are really only things he does in his off hours, Lord Recluse puts up with his Starscream tendencies almost solely because Mako never "defeats" heroes, he murders them.


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* ThreateningShark
18th Nov '17 12:39:49 PM Aribter-Nelson
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* DoomMagnet: Whenever he tries to use his powers for good.
21st Oct '17 9:59:39 AM Aribter-Nelson
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* NayTheist: Lord Recluse has outlawed religion not because he doesn't believe or thinks religion makes people stupid nor he is he allergic to the power of God or any of the usual reasons. No, Lord Recluse has outlawed religion because he is an actual demi-god, so logically acknowledgement of any full-god is tantamount to national treason.

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* NayTheist: Lord Recluse has outlawed religion not because he doesn't believe or thinks religion makes people stupid nor he is he allergic to the power of God or any of the usual reasons. reasons; No, Lord Recluse has outlawed religion because he is an actual demi-god, so logically acknowledgement of any full-god is tantamount to national treason.
21st Oct '17 9:58:27 AM Aribter-Nelson
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* NayTheist: Lord Recluse has outlawed religion not because he doesn't believe or thing religion make people stupid or he is allergic to the power of God or any of the usual reasons. No, Lord Recluse has outlawed religion because he is an actual demi-god, so logically acknowledgement of any full-god is tantamount to national treason.

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* NayTheist: Lord Recluse has outlawed religion not because he doesn't believe or thing thinks religion make makes people stupid or nor he is he allergic to the power of God or any of the usual reasons. No, Lord Recluse has outlawed religion because he is an actual demi-god, so logically acknowledgement of any full-god is tantamount to national treason.
20th Oct '17 7:10:20 PM Aribter-Nelson
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* NayTheist: Lord Recluse has outlawed religion not because he doesn't believe or thing religion make people stupid or he is allergic to the power of God or any of the usual reasons. No, Lord Recluse has outlawed religion because he is an actual demi-god, so logically acknowledgement of any full-god is tantamount to national treason.
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