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20th Nov '17 8:24:00 AM ChaoticNovelist
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*FailureKnight: While he is a fantastic assassin, The Outsider is not shy about pointing out his failures as a bodyguard. In ''Dishonored 1'', he remarks that if Jessamine were as well protected as the current Lord Regent, then she might still be alive. At the start of ''Dishonored 2'', if the player decides to play as Corvo, the Outsider notes that he has "lost another empress!".



* BigBad: [[spoiler: Only for the first two acts.]]

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* BigBad: He is the one who arranged Jessamine's murder and framed Corvo, and the one the Loyalists need Corvo's help to kill and restore Emily to the throne. [[spoiler: Only for He's killed at the first two acts.end of the second act, out of five.]]
9th Nov '17 9:02:41 PM Nyte
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* ButNotTooForeign: Fictional example. She's the rightful empress of Gristol, but her father is from Serkonos. For a real life comparison, it's like the ruler of England being half-Italian.
26th Oct '17 4:14:39 PM XDiakos
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* TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOther: She is the last person whom the Outsider chooses and grants powers to, but unlike all who have come before her, he doesn't do it imprinting her with his mark, instead giving her Void artifacts that replace her arm and eye.

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* TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOther: TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers: She is the last person whom the Outsider chooses and grants powers to, but unlike all who have come before her, he doesn't do it imprinting her with his mark, instead giving her Void artifacts that replace her arm and eye.
26th Oct '17 4:14:16 PM XDiakos
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* TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOther: She is the last person whom the Outsider chooses and grants powers to, but unlike all who have come before her, he doesn't do it imprinting her with his mark, instead giving her Void artifacts that replace her arm and eye.
26th Oct '17 12:07:16 PM ChaoticNovelist
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The daughter of the now-deceased Empress, and the heir to the throne. She is currently missing, and Corvo breaks out of prison to find her. She becomes one of the new protagonists of the second game alongside Corvo.

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The daughter of the now-deceased Empress, and the heir to the throne. She is currently missing, and Corvo breaks out of prison to find her. She becomes one of the new protagonists leads of the second game alongside Corvo.



* ActionGirl: In ''2''. This obviously makes her a BadassPrincess.

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* %%* ActionGirl: In ''2''. This obviously makes her a BadassPrincess.



** [[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.]]

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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.]]
15th Oct '17 7:15:45 PM jormis29
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* ''Characters/TheTalesFromDunwall'' -- Esmond Roseburrow, The Boy Who Knew Only Fear and Loneliness



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!!Tales of Dunwall

[[folder:Esmond Roseburrow]]
!Esmond Roseburrow

[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/roseburrow_psychotic_smirk_4551.png]]
[[caption-width-right:300:''[[EurekaMoment But then, he saw something. Something that made him realize that his entire life's work was a waste.]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2hD4BcrDJdo And it brought a smile to his face.]]'']]

The natural philosopher who discovered the applications of Whale Oil as a fuel and power source, thereby leading to the Empire's swift industrial revolution.
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* AmbitionIsEvil: Averted. He was ambitious for success and eager to get rich but he never took his accomplishments for granted and retained his moral core over the years. The human cost of his success is what ultimately drove him to suicide.
* AppliedPhlebotinum: The man who discovered it, and he came to regret it.
* DrivenToSuicide: Out of grief over the monstrous uses his discovery lead to.
* EurekaMoment: Textbook case: he had been rejected from the Academy, and was touring the docks looking for a place to stay when he saw some street urchins pour whale oil or blubber on a fire to warm themselves. As the fire roared and grew before his eyes, a smile spread across his face.
* MadScientist: Subverted. The man had morals, and when he saw what had been done with his ideas, he [[DrivenToSuicide shot himself in the head]].
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: When he sees that his discoveries are being used to subjugate the people of Dunwall.
* GoneHorriblyRight: He dedicated himself to progress and technology, and discovered Whale Oil. That discovery launched a massive industrial revolution and the true start of the modern age in the Isles... and also ushered in an age of IndustrializedEvil thanks to the [[EvilChancellor Lord Regent's]] [[PuttingOnTheReich charming]] [[TheEmpire regime]]. Roseburrow took it [[DrivenToSuicide about as well as you'd expect.]]
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Set out to make the world a better place. He managed to do [[CrapsackWorld the complete opposite]]. In his defence, his discoveries ''did'' make the world a better place in many ways, and would have continued to do so were it not for the [[ANaziByAnyOtherName people]] in charge of [[TheEmpire the Imperial government.]] It's likely that after they're removed, his legacy will go back to being as he intended it.
* OneManIndustrialRevolution: '''''The''''' man behind Whale Oil-powered technology.
* PrideBeforeAFall: After discovering the technological potential of Whale Oil, he became Dunwall's OneManIndustrialRevolution, and became rich, famous and powerful for improving quality of life for all. After he helped Sokolov follow in his footsteps, only for his protege to drag Dunwall into an era of technologically-enforced misery, [[DrivenToSuicide he put a pistol to his own head]].
-->It's a funny thing, ambition. It can take one to sublime heights or harrowing depths. And sometimes they are one and the same. Roseburrow learned that lesson all too well.
* ScaryShinyGlasses: When you see him the lighting often gives him the look, though his intentions were in the right place.
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[[folder:The Boy Who Knew Only Fear and Loneliness]]
!The Boy Who Knew Only Fear and Loneliness
->''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Va8Ez__QNoE Once there was]] [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin a boy who knew only fear and loneliness]].''

A boy without a name who was featured in the second of the Tales of Dunwall shorts; the Outsider gave the boy his mark, granting him the ability to control rats.
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* DyingAlone: [[WorthIt But not afraid]].
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: He is bitten by one of the very rats he summons to kill his tormentors.
* KidsAreCruel: Bullied by other children, including beatings.
-->'''Narrator:''' Adults can be cruel, but it was the other children who were truly wicked.
* NoNameGiven: Well, there's a reason he's referred to as The Boy Who Knew Only Fear and Loneliness.
* ThePlague: Due to [[HoistByHisOwnPetard one of his own rats turning on him]].
* PowerTattoo: [[TouchedByVorlons Courtesy]] of [[HumanoidAbomination The Outsider]].
* {{Revenge}}: The first thing he does after gaining his powers is go after his tormentors.
* SummonMagic: His only known use of his powers was to summon a SwarmOfRats to devour his tormentors.
* StreetUrchin: He was just orphan who didn't even have a name trying to live on the streets.
* TeensAreMonsters: It's difficult to tell, what with the art style, but some of the children who torment him appear to be in this age group.
* TouchedByVorlons: The youngest person we've seen the Outsider pick to date, and the shortest lived one too.
* TearsOfBlood: After he contracts the plague as it's the most obvious symptom.
* WorthIt: He spends his last plague-infected days searching in vain for the Outsider... to thank him for the powers, as the boy finally knew what it was like to live without fear.
15th Oct '17 5:47:55 PM Red-Dead-Redeemer
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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Has the potential to be. If you are operating in High Chaos, he describes Corvo as somebody who he thought was unremarkable, just another killer untrained in the Whalers' ways, and shows legitimate surprise that Corvo has gotten as close as he has. However, in a Low Chaos run, where most of Corvo's actions have likely gone unnoticed by most and characters like the Lord Regent and [[spoiler:Admiral Havelock]] have all but completely let their guard down, deciding to regard Corvo as more of a nuisance than a threat, Daud is the one character in the entire game who seems to be not only aware of Corvo's existence, but how threatening he truly is. He also purposely situates himself in the corner of a well-lit area with a guard directly in his peripheral specifically to limit the potential approach options that an assassin like Corvo would be able to exercise preemptively.
15th Oct '17 5:26:54 PM bravo104
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* PetTheDog: He lies to Daud regarding Billie's location, fearing that he's out to kill her.
15th Oct '17 4:37:50 PM madame_newbie
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* EvenBadMenLoveTheirMamas: [[spoiler:Is very fond of his mother, citing her advise against the witches. When he died and lingered in the Void, he could be seen calling out for her, lamenting that he could not remember her face, only bits and pieces of her memories.]]
15th Oct '17 3:26:00 PM goldengardengal
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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Has the potential to be. If you are operating in High Chaos, he describes Corvo as somebody who he thought was unremarkable, just another killer untrained in the Whalers' ways, and shows legitimate surprise that Corvo has gotten as close as he has. However, in a Low Chaos run, where most of Corvo's actions have likely gone unnoticed by most and characters like the Lord Regent and [[spoiler:Admiral Havelock]] have all but completely let their guard down, deciding to regard Corvo as more of a nuisance than a threat, Daud is the one character in the entire game who seems to be not only aware of Corvo's existence, but how threatening he truly is. He also purposely situates himself in the corner of a well-lit area with a guard directly in his peripheral specifically to limit the potential approach options that an assassin like Corvo would be able to exercise preemptively.
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