History Characters / Dishonored

13th Feb '16 10:52:07 AM sui_cho
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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Curnow will escape unharmed if a body is found before he and Campbell reach the wine glasses, or the wine glasses are smashed, or the alarm is set off.
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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Curnow will escape unharmed if a body is found before he and Campbell reach the wine glasses, or glasses (or the wine glasses are smashed, smashed), or the alarm is set off.off, or a SwarmOfRats is summoned near him.
19th Jan '16 9:13:22 AM nmn3r3
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%%* SubmissiveBadass: He is absolutely loyal to the Empress.
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%%* * SubmissiveBadass: To the crown. He is absolutely loyal to the Empress.Empress, meaning this gets subverted once she's dead, and played straight once more if Emily becomes empress.

%%* ArchEnemy: [[spoiler: She sees Daud as a threat.]]
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%%* * ArchEnemy: [[spoiler: She sees Initially, Daud is just an annoying threat to get rid of. But as he progresses, Delilah realizes he has a threat.]]very real chance of stopping her, and decides to consider him as such.

%%* ArchEnemy: [[spoiler: She sees Daud as a threat.]]* TheVamp: Uses her feminine charms on Timsh to get him to work for her, and according to WordOfGod, did the same with Billie.

%%* ManBitesMan: Something of a trademark.
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%%* * ManBitesMan: Something of a trademark.See ImAHumanitarian above.

%%* DragonInChief: To Mr. Hat.
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%%* * DragonInChief: To Mr. Hat. An example in which TheDragon has taken charge by force.
18th Jan '16 6:14:06 AM NanoMoose
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** [[spoiler: It's even worse if you took the High Chaos approach, where her life is directly endangered ([[KillTheCutie and she may indeed be killed]]). Everything then influences her to be evil on the throne, and chaos looms Dunwall as a result.]] [[SarcasmMode So yeah, she has a great time.]]
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** [[spoiler: It's even worse if you took the High Chaos approach, where her life is directly endangered ([[KillTheCutie and she may indeed be killed]]). Everything then influences her to be evil on the throne, and chaos looms over Dunwall as a result.]] [[SarcasmMode So yeah, she has a great time.]]

* OverlyLongName: As revealed in ''The Dunwall Archives'' [[AllThereInTheManual artbook]], her full name is Emily Drexel Lela Kaldwin.
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* OverlyLongName: Well, she's a noble, and long names are historically a noble thing. As revealed in ''The Dunwall Archives'' [[AllThereInTheManual artbook]], her full name is Emily Drexel Lela Kaldwin.

* TouchedByVorlons: She gains Outsider powers in the sequel, including powers that Corvo doesn't have such as tentacles used as a grappling hook as well as transforming into a creature made of shadows.
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* TouchedByVorlons: She gains Outsider powers in the sequel, including powers that Corvo doesn't have have, such as tentacles used as a grappling hook as well as transforming into a creature made of shadows.

* StrangeSyntaxSpeaker: Shades of this. While there's nothing specifically ''wrong'' with his diction, Piero tends to elongate his words and put strange emphases on them. While it's hard to pinpoint exactly, his speech sounds not quite right at times.
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* StrangeSyntaxSpeaker: Shades of this. While there's nothing specifically ''wrong'' with his diction, Piero tends to elongate his words and put strange emphases on them. While it's hard to pinpoint exactly, his speech sounds does not quite right at times.sound entirely right.

--->'''Wallace:''' (''in High Chaos'') So many dead. [[DeliberateValuesDissonance At least they were mostly commoners]].
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--->'''Wallace:''' (''in ''(in High Chaos'') Chaos)'' So many dead. [[DeliberateValuesDissonance At least they were mostly commoners]].

* OnlySaneMan: Is noticeably this when you take everyone else to account.
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* OnlySaneMan: Is noticeably this Noticeably, when you take everyone else to account.

* WhatTheHellHero: In a lethal High Chaos run, he's quite bitter with Corvo [[spoiler:when he talks to him after saving his life by only giving him a partial dose of poison. Samuel makes it clear just how disgusted he is with Corvo, and flat-out says that he's not sure why he keeps risking himself for Corvo's sake]]. Later, [[spoiler:when dropping Corvo off at Kingsparrow Island, Samuel will light a flare to alert the guards, hating Corvo for his murderous actions against so many]]. In a slightly less chaotic run, [[spoiler:he'll just bitterly snap at Corvo for his brutality and say he never wants to see him again]].
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* WhatTheHellHero: In a lethal very High Chaos run, he's quite bitter with Corvo [[spoiler:when he talks to him after saving his life by only giving him a partial dose of poison. Samuel makes it clear just how disgusted he is with Corvo, and flat-out says that he's not sure why he keeps risking himself for Corvo's sake]]. Later, [[spoiler:when dropping Corvo off at Kingsparrow Island, Samuel will light a flare to alert the guards, hating punishing Corvo for his murderous actions against so many]]. In a slightly less chaotic run, [[spoiler:he'll just bitterly snap at Corvo for his brutality and say he never wants to see him again]].

* AristocratsAreEvil: As the twins are both nobility and are using their power to encourage corruption in the Parliament known very well for their cruelty and sadism they certainly are.
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* AristocratsAreEvil: As the twins are both Both nobility and are using their power to encourage corruption in the Parliament known very well Parliament. They are renowned even among other nobles for their cruelty and sadism they certainly are.cruelty.

* TwinSwitch: The Madame assumes the brother taking the soundproof ivory room is the depraved one, and the one taking the smoking room is looking more for actual companionship than simple sex. She has it reversed: One is taking the ivory room so he can talk freely about politics with his companion, and the other took the smoking room so he could smoke during the act.
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* TwinSwitch: The Madame assumes the brother taking the soundproof ivory room is the depraved one, and the one taking the smoking room is looking more for actual companionship than simple sex. She has it reversed: One one is taking the ivory room so he can talk freely about politics with his companion, and the other took the smoking room so he could smoke during the act.

Daud's number two and the only woman he has ever trained.
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Daud's number two two, the most skilled of his Assassins. He holds her in regard that few of his other agents have earned, having her scout locations, gather information on targets, and the only woman he has ever trained.offer advice.

* AmbitionIsEvil: [[spoiler: Her plot is to use Emily as a proxy to rule the Empire. From what she says it seems she feels the throne is hers by right.]]
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* AmbitionIsEvil: [[spoiler: Her plot is to use Emily as a proxy puppet to rule the Empire. From what She appears to believe she says it seems she feels has claim to the throne is hers by right.equal to Jessamine's, and it should have fallen to her when Jessamine died. Since it didn't, she'll claim it another way.]]

** Her fate if Daud chooses a nonlethal means of dealing with her. [[spoiler:He replaces the painting of Emily she needs for her ritual with one that depicts a tree in The Void. Once she finishes, instead of possessing Emily, she ends up trapped, unable die or to affect anything]].
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** Her fate if Daud chooses a nonlethal non-lethal means of dealing with her. [[spoiler:He replaces the painting of Emily she needs for her ritual with one that depicts a tree in The Void. Once she finishes, instead of possessing Emily, she ends up trapped, unable die or to affect anything]].

* LoveableRogue: In contrast to most targets he is easily a more likable character as he does have more good qualities, like keeping his word as mentioned above.
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* LoveableRogue: In contrast to most targets several characters, especially the Corvo's corrupt noble targets, he is easily a comes across as reasonable and at least vaguely trustworthy. That's definitely more likable character as he does have more good qualities, like keeping his word as mentioned above.than can be said for maybe half the named [=NPCs=] encountered in Dunwall.

* DeathSeeker: He's tired of being Trimble's puppet, so he hires Daud to kill him. Pity that there's [[BadBoss not enough antitoxin to save his Mooks from his Dead Man Switch]]. Though as far as he's concerned the remaining Hatters weren't [[ICannotSelfTerminate the original Hatters who founded the gang anyway]]
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* DeathSeeker: He's tired of being Trimble's puppet, so he hires Daud to kill him. Pity that there's [[BadBoss not enough antitoxin to save his the Mooks from his Dead Man Switch]]. Though as far as he's concerned Switch]]... He justifies his indifference to their fates by saying none of them were the remaining Hatters weren't [[ICannotSelfTerminate people he chose himself, the original Hatters "real" Hatters, who founded the gang anyway]]are all now long gone.

* PuppetKing: Nurse Trimble keeps him in a drug induced stupor so he can rule instead.
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* PuppetKing: Nurse Trimble keeps him in a drug induced drug-induced stupor so he can rule instead.
15th Jan '16 5:28:20 PM spoonofevil
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* ColdBloodedTorture: Builds a makeshift electric chair to fry complaining workers, and brags about how his days working on a whaling ship have taught him to be an expert torturer.
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* ColdBloodedTorture: Builds a makeshift electric chair to fry complaining workers, and brags about how his days working on a whaling ship have taught him to be an expert torturer. In addition, he likes to keep the whales he catches alive as long as possible, even while they're being eviscerated, since he apparently can extract more oil from them that way.

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* ColdBloodedTorture: Builds ReassignedToAntarctica: [[spoiler:The nonlethal option for eliminating him involves locking him in a makeshift electric chair to fry complaining workers, crate bound for the most remote corner of the Empire, where it is described as very icy and brags about how his days working on a whaling ship have taught him to be an expert torturer.cold.]]
8th Jan '16 2:03:31 PM Doug86
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* SanitySlippage: It's specifically noted that he's becoming more and more unhinged as time goes on and things spiral out of control. [[spoiler: If you break into his panic room and confront him in person, you'll find that he's gone full on {{Macbeth}}, and even tries to convince himself that you're a hallucination brought on by stress.]]
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* SanitySlippage: It's specifically noted that he's becoming more and more unhinged as time goes on and things spiral out of control. [[spoiler: If you break into his panic room and confront him in person, you'll find that he's gone full on {{Macbeth}}, Theatre/{{Macbeth}}, and even tries to convince himself that you're a hallucination brought on by stress.]]
7th Jan '16 5:08:35 AM sui_cho
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Added a way to secure Curnow in his entry.
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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Curnow will escape unharmed if a body is found before he and Campbell reach the wine glasses, or the wine glasses are smashed, or the alarm is set off.
25th Dec '15 6:28:35 PM Steam_Lord
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* StrawmanPolitical: Implied to be one in-universe, with even the City Watch disgusted by the lengths he'll go to protect his image. One of the Overseers under his control believes [[WrenchWench a girl showing interest in being a mechanic]] is a sign of possession. On the other hand, Anton Sokolov and Piero Joplin [often unknowingly receive their ideas from The Outsider directly. And the Overseer duly points that the asking man should not interfere but rather look for the 'typical' signs of dark arts - runes, charms etc.
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* StrawmanPolitical: Implied to be one in-universe, with even the City Watch disgusted by the lengths he'll go to protect his image. One of the Overseers under his control believes [[WrenchWench a girl showing interest in being a mechanic]] is a sign of possession. On the other hand, Anton Sokolov and Piero Joplin [often unknowingly (often unknowingly) receive their ideas from The Outsider directly. And the Overseer duly points that the asking man should not interfere but rather look for the 'typical' signs of dark arts - runes, charms etc.
17th Dec '15 8:33:21 AM Discar
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* StrawmanPolitical: Implied to be one in-universe, with even the City Watch disgusted by the lengths he'll go to protect his image. One of the Overseers under his control believes [[WrenchWench a girl showing interest in being a mechanic]] is a sign of possession. ** On the other hand, Anton Sokolov and Piero Joplin often unknowingly receive their ideas from The Outsider directly. And the Overseer duly points that the asking man should not interfere but rather look for the 'typical' signs of dark arts - runes, charms, raving while asleep, etc.
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* StrawmanPolitical: Implied to be one in-universe, with even the City Watch disgusted by the lengths he'll go to protect his image. One of the Overseers under his control believes [[WrenchWench a girl showing interest in being a mechanic]] is a sign of possession. \n** On the other hand, Anton Sokolov and Piero Joplin often [often unknowingly receive their ideas from The Outsider directly. And the Overseer duly points that the asking man should not interfere but rather look for the 'typical' signs of dark arts - runes, charms, raving while asleep, charms etc.
16th Dec '15 10:19:25 PM Landis
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* StrawmanPolitical: Implied to be one in-universe, with even the City Watch disgusted by the lengths he'll go to protect his image. One of the Overseers under his control believes [[WrenchWench a girl showing interest in being a mechanic]] is a sign of possession. On the other hand, Anton Sokolov and Piero Joplin [often unknowingly receive their ideas from The Outsider directly. And the Overseer duly points that the asking man should not interfere but rather look for the 'typical' signs of dark arts - runes, charms etc.
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* StrawmanPolitical: Implied to be one in-universe, with even the City Watch disgusted by the lengths he'll go to protect his image. One of the Overseers under his control believes [[WrenchWench a girl showing interest in being a mechanic]] is a sign of possession. ** On the other hand, Anton Sokolov and Piero Joplin [often often unknowingly receive their ideas from The Outsider directly. And the Overseer duly points that the asking man should not interfere but rather look for the 'typical' signs of dark arts - runes, charms charms, raving while asleep, etc.
9th Dec '15 11:36:11 AM CobraPrime
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** TWhile only revealed by the developers, and never in-game, Corvo had a romance going with the Empress Jessamine. The hints run rampant and NPCs constantly speculate. Emily will ponder the ramifications of Corvo marrying the Empress and will make a point to note how sad and lonely her mother seemed with Corvo away. Sokolov will taunt Corvo in a way hinting that the Empress and Corvo were lovers. Certain insults take on entirely more disturbing connotations if viewed through the lens of a Corvo who was sexually involved with Jessamine. [[spoiler:The Heart, implied to be that of Jessamine and containing her soul, is given to Corvo by the Outsider - ensuring that Corvo will keep her heart close and protected ''literally'', a gruesome twist on the poetic symbolism of the heart in romantic love and his role as her protector.]] And last but not least, the whole opening narration by the Empress itself reads like Corvo is more than just her bodyguard.
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** TWhile While only revealed by the developers, and never in-game, Corvo had a romance going with the Empress Jessamine. The hints run rampant and NPCs constantly speculate. Emily will ponder the ramifications of Corvo marrying the Empress and will make a point to note how sad and lonely her mother seemed with Corvo away. Sokolov will taunt Corvo in a way hinting that the Empress and Corvo were lovers. Certain insults take on entirely more disturbing connotations if viewed through the lens of a Corvo who was sexually involved with Jessamine. [[spoiler:The Heart, implied to be that of Jessamine and containing her soul, is given to Corvo by the Outsider - ensuring that Corvo will keep her heart close and protected ''literally'', a gruesome twist on the poetic symbolism of the heart in romantic love and his role as her protector.]] And last but not least, the whole opening narration by the Empress itself reads like Corvo is more than just her bodyguard.
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