History Characters / CodexAlera

1st Feb '17 11:52:41 AM Theriocephalus
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* BadassGrandpa: Literally and figuratively. He is several centuries old, by the Aleran calender and only a hundred by the Cane calender, but is one of the strongest and deadliest fighters in the series. He even has grandchildren who survived with their mother (Varg's daughter-in-law).

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* BadassGrandpa: Literally and figuratively. He is several centuries old, old by the Aleran calender calendar and only a hundred by the Cane calender, calendar, but is one of the strongest and deadliest fighters in the series. He even has grandchildren who survived with their mother (Varg's daughter-in-law).
17th Jan '17 1:54:59 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* EvilVirtues: She has an extraordinary amount of willpower.
26th Dec '16 12:01:59 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* YouCouldHaveUsedYourPowersForGood: Tavi commented that he could have, though he takes it back when he realizes that Arnos thinks AMillionIsAStatistic.
26th Dec '16 11:58:24 AM AnonFangeekGirl
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* XanatosGambit: The way she saw it, either outcome of Tavi's duel with Navaris is good for her- if he loses, then a big obstacle towards getting the throne is dead, and if he wins, then Arnos is pretty much toast, relieving Invidia of a retainer who was becoming too much of a liability. Of course, [[DidntSeeThatComing she didn't foresee Fidelias switching his loyalty to Tavi (who's saved his life, hasn't gotten him involved in anything horribly unethical, and would probably be a good First Lord) and shooting both Arnos and her]].

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* XanatosGambit: The way she saw it, either outcome of Tavi's duel with Navaris is good for her- if he loses, then a big obstacle towards getting the throne is dead, and if he wins, then Arnos is pretty much toast, relieving Invidia of a retainer who was becoming too much of a liability. And after it's done, she has an agent with a Canim balest ready to shoot whoever wins, meaning no matter what the outcome is, she's removed two obstacles to her ambition. Of course, [[DidntSeeThatComing she didn't foresee Fidelias switching his loyalty to Tavi (who's saved his life, hasn't gotten him involved in anything horribly unethical, and would probably be a good First Lord) and shooting both Arnos and her]].
26th Dec '16 11:44:52 AM AnonFangeekGirl
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* ExactWords: When telling Amara and Bernard about Kalarus's plan with the volcano, he says that he will not let Kalare's citizens die at the hands of "that madman" (Lord Kalarus). Notice he never said anything about preventing the volcano from erupting...
13th Dec '16 8:49:11 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* KeystoneArmy: Get rid of the Queen and you get rid of their threat. This normally wouldn't be too much of a problem since the Queens can reproduce quickly, but there's only one Vord Queen in Alera, since she's fleeing from her children's attempts to kill her. After ''Princeps' Fury'', there's also only one queen in Canea, and she's sterile, meaning that the Vord are now permanently this.



* TheGhost: The second Canea Queen is never seen.



* GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe: The Canea Queen looks like a green-skinned, black eyes cross between Kitai and Tavi's aunt. Unsurpising since Kitai and Tavi's blood is what awoke her.

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* GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe: The Canea Queen looks like a green-skinned, black eyes black-eyed cross between Kitai and Tavi's aunt. Unsurpising since Kitai and Tavi's blood is what awoke her.


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* LastOfHerKind: By the end of ''First Lord's Fury'', the only Vord Queen in Carna is the second Canea Queen. She's sterile, so there will never be any more.
9th Dec '16 10:53:31 AM AnonFangeekGirl
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** ''Twice'', if you count Fidelias's attempt (she lived, but only because of Vord life support). A traitorous underling shot her in the back with a poisoned bolt. To add insult to injury, the weapon used was the very one that she had given to Fidelias to use to assassinate either Tavi (a loyal servant of the Realm) or Arnos (one of her lackeys). Invidia only survived because of Vord life-support.

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** ''Twice'', if you count Fidelias's attempt (she lived, but only because of Vord life support). A traitorous underling shot her in the back with a poisoned bolt. To add insult to injury, the weapon used was the very one that she had given to Fidelias to use to assassinate either Tavi (a loyal servant of the Realm) or Arnos (one of her lackeys). Invidia only survived because of Vord life-support.


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** On a larger scale, her assassination of Septimus (which set the whole plot in motion) is what put her into the position she's in at the end of the series- a broken woman living on time borrowed from the Vord.
28th Nov '16 11:29:03 AM AnonFangeekGirl
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* ExpressiveEars: Canim show emotion with their ears, and the tell that a Canim has been Taken is that their ears 'don't look right'.



** Warriors, the most frequently encountered Canim in the series and the most respected
** Ritualists, called bloodspeakers by the Canim, who use BloodMagic to cast a wide variety of unpleasant spells
** Makers, the common workers and farmers of the Canim
** Hunters, the Canim's spies and assassins

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** Warriors, who are ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. They're the leaders of the Canim, and as such are the most frequently commonly encountered Canim in the series and the most respected
series.
** Ritualists, Ritualists (also called bloodspeakers by the Canim, Bloodspeakers), who use BloodMagic to cast a wide variety of unpleasant spells
spells.
** Makers, the common workers and farmers 'civilian' caste, composed of the Canim
anyone who's not a Warrior, Ritualist, or Hunter.
** Hunters, the Canim's spies and assassinsassassins.
* {{Flight}}: Explicitly stated to be something they cannot achieve with their magic (which sometimes trips them up when dealing with Alerans, for whom flight is a rather common power).



* ProudWarriorRace: Though interestingly, their warriors exist to serve the Maker caste, instead of the other way around.

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* ProudWarriorRace: Though interestingly, their warriors philosophy is that the Warriors exist to serve the Maker caste, instead of Makers, not the other way around.
28th Nov '16 10:06:46 AM AnonFangeekGirl
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* XanatosGambit: The way she saw it, either outcome of Tavi's duel with Navaris is good for her- if he loses, then a big obstacle towards getting the throne is dead, and if he wins, then Arnos is pretty much toast, relieving Invidia of a retainer who was becoming too much of a liability. Of course, [[DidntSeeThatComing she didn't foresee Fidelias switching his loyalty to Tavi (who's saved his life, hasn't gotten him involved in anything horribly unethical, and would probably be a good First Lord) and shooting both Arnos and her]].



* IRejectYourReality: He's a great tactician and strategist... except he dismisses ''anything''' that doesn't fit his preconceptions. Reports of a new and extraordinarily dangerous enemy, which has already chewed up a Marat force and a Aleran force, and is possibly on the loose? Just lies. Marat can't be trusted, you know. Canim now have ranged weapons? The Canim are just dogs who couldn't possibly innovate that, and the Canim crossbow you captured isn't sufficient evidence to the contrary. The Canim want to build ships and leave? Nope, the Canim only exist to make Alerans miserable, and giving them any quarter towards achieving this goal will just result in sea-going Canim raiders.



* WhatYouAreInTheDark: He finds himself in a quandary in ''First Lord's Fury''. Magnus, he realizes, is close to putting all the pieces together and right now knows "Marcus" isn't what he claims to be. As they are talking, some vord-lizards attack. Fidelias is able to kill two, but the wounded third is close to killing Magnus. Fidelias realizes no one could blame the wounded vet for not being able to save Magnus. Help is on their way and would finish off the last one with ease. He could save himself a lot of trouble if he just lets Magnus die. Magnus realizes this too. But when he looks at his actions, he sees they are the same treacherous, self-serving evil actions that have scoured the nobility, that it is the type of thing Sextus' manipulations led to, and would be something the boy Fedilias used to be would be horrified by. Fidelias screams in fury and saves Magnus' life.

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* WhatYouAreInTheDark: He finds himself in a quandary in ''First Lord's Fury''. Magnus, he realizes, is close to putting all the pieces together and right now knows "Marcus" isn't what he claims to be. As they are talking, some vord-lizards attack. Fidelias is able to kill two, but the wounded third is close to killing Magnus. Fidelias realizes no one could blame the wounded vet for not being able to save Magnus. Help is on their way and would finish off the last one with ease. He could save himself a lot of trouble if he just lets Magnus die. Magnus realizes this too. But when he looks at his actions, he sees they are the same treacherous, self-serving evil actions that have scoured the nobility, that it is the type of thing Sextus' manipulations led to, and would be something the boy Fedilias Fidelias used to be would be horrified by. Fidelias screams in fury and saves Magnus' life.



* YourApprovalFillsMeWithShame: Gets this from both sides in ''Captain's Fury''. Lady Aquitaine compliments him for his plan to [[SadisticChoice force Tavi to either be removed from command or execute a town of innocent people]], which Fidelias feels ''extremely guilty'' about, and meanwhile the other officers compliment Valiar Marcus's loyalty, when he's really a spy.

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* YourApprovalFillsMeWithShame: Gets this from both sides in In ''Captain's Fury''. Fury'', he gets this both coming and going. Lady Aquitaine compliments him for his is highly impressed by the plan he came up with to force Tavi to [[SadisticChoice force Tavi to either be removed from command or execute a town of innocent people]], people or be imprisoned]], which Fidelias he feels ''extremely ''very guilty'' about, and meanwhile the [[ObliviousGuiltSlinging other officers compliment of the First Aleran praise Valiar Marcus's loyalty, loyalty]], when he's really actually a spy.
spy.
27th Nov '16 12:17:47 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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-->'''Invidia''': I'm willing to make sacrifices in pursuit of a greater goal. That's not the same as [[KickTheDog condoning the rape and murder of entire steadholts.]] [[ForTheEvulz There was no profit to those actions. No purpose.]] [[StupidEvil It's unprofessional. Idiotic.]] And I have difficulty tolerating idiots.



* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Gives one to Arnos after he begs her to save him from the consequences of his actions throughout the book.
-->'''Invidia''': I believe I made a mistake in you, Arnos. I knew you were a [[SmugSnake pompous egotist with delusions of grandeur]], but I ''did'' believe you were at least competent.
-->'''Arnos''': We had a deal.
-->'''Invidia''': We had an understanding. But you've broken faith with me. You told me you hadn't aquired any of your troops as mercenaries. But your extremely well-supplied and well-armed and well-paid cavalry seem to have taken it upon themselves to loot and pillage every human habitation they come across.
-->'''Arnos''': Their Tribunes are acting independently of my orders.
-->'''Invidia''': You're the commander of these Legions, dear. You're responsible for what they do. That's rather why one is able to attain glory and respect after a victory. Or don't they teach that at the Collegia.
-->'''Arnos''': How ''dare'' you lecture me on--
-->'''Invidia''': Don't make me raise my hand, Arnos. When I slap someone, he doesn't scurry away after.
-->'''Arnos''': You were willing enough to spill Aleran blood six weeks ago.
-->'''Invidia''': I'm willing to make sacrifices in pursuit of a greater goal. That's not the same as condoning the rape and murder of entire steadholts. There was no profit to those actions. No purpose. It's unprofessional. Idiotic. And I have difficulty tolerating idiots.
-->'''Arnos''': Then you should agree that this conversation is unprofitable, given the circumstances. We need to focus on the matter at hand.
-->'''Invidia''': Oh?
-->'''Arnos''': We're probably worried about nothing. Navaris is going to introduce our young captain to the crows, and that will solve the problems at hand.
-->'''Invidia''': Will it? I've made a decision about the problems at hand, Arnos.
-->'''Arnos''': What's that?
-->'''Invidia''': They're your problems. Solve them by yourself. If you manage to survive them, I may be willing to renegotiate our relationship. But until then, you're on your own.



* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Fidelias suspects, and is probably right, that Invidia will kill him after he finishes his duties to her in ''Captain's Fury''.

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* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Tends to happen to her retainers. She orders Fidelias suspects, to kill Arnos if Navaris wins the duel against Tavi, and is probably right, Fidelias suspects (with good reason) that Invidia will kill him after he finishes his duties to her in ''Captain's Fury''. she'll order ''him'' killed sometime.



* AxCrazy: The First Lord thinks that Kalarus would be a bit easier to deal with if he weren't quite so mad.

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* AxCrazy: The First Lord thinks that Kalarus would be a bit easier to deal with if he weren't quite so mad.mad, since it makes him unpredictable.



* HumiliationConga: He gets ''fucked over'' from page 55 of Captain's Fury onwards.

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* HumiliationConga: Arnos's KarmaHoudiniWarranty has expired by the climax of ''Captain's Fury''. He gets ''fucked over'' from page 55 of Captain's Fury onwards.discovers that his opponent is the legitimate heir to the throne (and so has the right to challenge him over the horrible things he's done), his champion loses the duel, meaning that he's going to have to face justice, and when he takes a hostage in an attempt to escape, he's shot in the back.



* SmugSnake: Convinced he his a brilliant tactician who uses the powers the Senate gave him to kill. Everyone else is convinced that he's an idiot who somehow managed to weasel his way into a high position, and that his stupid political maneuvering will just hurt Alera until he's finally brought down.
* VillainousBreakdown: He ''loses it'' when his champion Navaris is killed in a duel, meaning that he's [[KarmaHoudiniWarranty finally going to have to face the music for what he did]].

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* SmugSnake: Convinced he his a brilliant tactician who uses the powers the Senate gave him to kill. Everyone else is convinced that he's an idiot who somehow managed to weasel his way into a high position, and that his stupid political maneuvering will just hurt Alera until he's just going to make things difficult for everyone before he finally brought down.
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* VillainousBreakdown: He ''loses it'' It begins when Tavi reveals himself as Gaius Octavian and challenges him to a duel, but he really loses it when Tavi beats his champion Navaris is killed in a duel, Navaris, meaning that he's [[KarmaHoudiniWarranty finally going to have to face the music for what he did]].
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