History Characters / Dragonlance

1st Sep '16 2:27:32 PM Dragonexx
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* TopGod: [[Spoiler: Leader of the Gods of Good post War of Souls.]]

to:

* TopGod: [[Spoiler: [[spoiler: Leader of the Gods of Good post War of Souls.]]



* DivineDate: In a relationship with Mina in the Dark Disciple Trilogy. [[Spoiler: It doesn't last]].

to:

* DivineDate: In a relationship with Mina in the Dark Disciple Trilogy. [[Spoiler: [[spoiler: It doesn't last]].



* TopGod: [[Spoiler: After the death of Takhisis he becomes the most powerful evil god.]]

to:

* TopGod: [[Spoiler: [[spoiler: After the death of Takhisis he becomes the most powerful evil god.]]



* Top God: Leader of the Gods of Darkness. [[Spoiler: Until her death at the end of the War of Souls.]]


to:

* Top God: Leader of the Gods of Darkness. [[Spoiler: [[spoiler: Until her death at the end of the War of Souls.]]



Added DiffLines:

* CruelAndUnusualPunishment: Attempted this by punishing Ausric Krell for killing her son with Death Knighthood. It didn't exactly work out.
1st Sep '16 2:23:16 PM Dragonexx
Is there an issue? Send a Message



to:

* GodOfGood
* HotGod: God of Beauty.
* [[LoveGoddess Love God]]




to:

* The Muse: God of Inspiration.




to:

* TheBeastmaster: God of Animals.
* GodOfGood
* HeroicWillpower: Is also the god of persistence.
* MakingASplash: Is the God of Water.
* ThePhoenix: His symbol is a blue phoenix.




to:

* AnimalMotifs: A bison. It's his celestial symbol and he sometimes appears as a bison-headed minotaur.



* GodOfGood
* KnightInShiningArmor: Patron deity of the Knights of Solamnia.



* WarGod: A rare heroic version.



* GodOfGood




to:

* TheSmartGuy: Has the knowledge domain.




to:

* GodCouple: With Paladine.
* GodOfGood



* HealingHands: Goddess of Healing.



* TopGod: [[Spoiler: Leader of the Gods of Good post War of Souls.]]



* DragonsAreDivine: Is known as the Platinum Dragon. However, he rarely appears in this form.



* HappilyMarried: By all accounts, definitely to Mishakal.

to:

* DivineRightOfKings: Gives authority to good rulers.
* GodCouple: With Mishakal.
* GodGuise: Several times.
* GodOfGood
* HappilyMarried: By all accounts, definitely to Mishakal.




to:

* TheGoodKing: God of Rulership.
* ThePaladin: If the name wasn't an indication.
* TopGod: Leader of the Gods of Good.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: God of Rulership.



* TheArchmage: A God of Magic.
* GodOfGood




to:

* WizardClassic




to:

* CuteMonsterGirl: Her aspects are described as having animal-like traits.




to:

* AnimalMotifs: An owl.



* TheSmartGuy: God of Knowledge.




to:

* TopGod: Head of the Gods of Balance.



%%* FieryRedhead

to:

%%* FieryRedhead* FieryRedhead: How she usually appears.



%%* UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler: To Takhisis in ''Dragons of the Hourglass Mage.'']]

to:

%%* * The Archmage: A Goddess of Magic.
*
UnwittingPawn: [[spoiler: To Takhisis in ''Dragons of the Hourglass Mage.'']]




to:

* DishingOutDirt: God of Earth.



* TheMaker: Forged the world from Chaos. The sparks became the stars (which are unborn souls).




to:

* AnimalMotifs: A [[OurGryphonsAreDifferent Gryphon]].
* GodCouple: With Sirrion (who supposedly crafted her out of precious metals).




to:

* KnightInShiningArmor: [[Spoiler: Becomes a patron of the Knights of Solamnia following Paladine's loss of godhood.]]




to:

* {{Alchemy}}: Is the god of alchemists.
* GodCouple: With Shinare.




to:

* TimeMaster: Is the god of time.
* TimeTravel: Gets involved in this sometimes.
* {{Seers}}: God of Prophecy.



* AnimateDead: One of his abilities.



* DivineDate: In a relationship with Mina in the Dark Disciple Trilogy. [[Spoiler: It doesn't last]].



%%* AGlassOfChianti
%%* TheGrimReaper

to:

%%* * AGlassOfChianti
%%* TheGrimReaper* GodOfEvil
* TheGrimReaper: God of Death.



* TheJudge: Judges the souls of the dead.



%%* {{Sloth}}

to:

%%* {{Sloth}}* Psychopomp
* {{Sloth}}: God of Sloth.
* StrawNihilist: He encourages this viewpoint.




to:

* WickedCultured: Sometimes appears as this.



%%* EvilCounterpart: To Shinare.

to:

%%* * EvilCounterpart: To Shinare.



%%* {{Greed}}

to:

%%* {{Greed}}* GodOfEvil
* {{Greed}}: God of Greed.
* KingOfThieves: God of thieves and criminals.



* AnimalMotifs: Goats.

to:

* AnimalMotifs: Goats.Goats and rats.



%%* EvilCounterpart: To Mishakal.

to:

%%* * EvilCounterpart: To Mishakal.Mishakal, goddess of life and healing.



* GodOfEvil



%%* MasterPoisoner

to:

%%* * MasterPoisoner



* {{Plaguemaster}}: God of Disease.
* PoisonousPerson: God of Poisons.



%%* BlackMagic
%%* EvilCounterpart: To Solinari and Lunitari.

to:

%%* * BlackMagic
%%* * EvilCounterpart: To Solinari and Lunitari.



* [[EvilSorcerer Evil Wizard]: God of Evil Magic.
* GodOfEvil: A duh.
* {{Pride}}: God of Pride.



%%* AffablyEvil

to:

%%* AffablyEvil* AffablyEvil: At times.



%%* UnstoppableRage

to:

%%* UnstoppableRage* RevengeBeforeReason: God of Vengeance.
* TopGod: [[Spoiler: After the death of Takhisis he becomes the most powerful evil god.]]
* UnstoppableRage: God of Wrath.
* WarGod: A god of war.



* DragonsAreDivine: Her main aspect is a 5-headed dragon.



* TheVamp: In her aspect as the Temptress.


to:

* TakeOverTheWorld: Her ultimate goal.
* TheVamp: In her aspect as the Temptress.

Temptress. Downplayed as she rarely uses this aspect.
* Top God: Leader of the Gods of Darkness. [[Spoiler: Until her death at the end of the War of Souls.]]





to:

* MakingASplash: Goddess of the Sea.
* ProngsOfPosiedon: As befitting a sea goddess.
* VillainousGlutton: Goddess of Gluttony.



* NoIndoorVoice: Everything his aspect says is in a booming voice.



* PersonOfMassDestruction
* PlayingWithFire: His aspect has hair and a beard made of fire. He also burns the island of the Irda to ashes.
* RealityWarper: All gods are this to some degree, but his very presence warps the world.



%%* SealedEvilInACan

to:

%%* SealedEvilInACan
* SealedEvilInACan: His aspect in the Graygem of Gargath.



%%* OrderVersusChaos: Order.

to:

%%* * OrderVersusChaos: Order.Embodies Order.
* Top God: Of the God of Gods version.
20th Aug '16 9:55:22 AM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* FeelingTheirAge: Flint Fireforge is the oldest of the [[{{Literature/Dragonlance}} Heroes of the Lance]], and spends the entire trilogy complaining about advancing age. [[spoiler: Taken to its logical extreme when he has a heart attack and dies during the action.]]

to:

* FeelingTheirAge: Flint Fireforge is the oldest of the [[{{Literature/Dragonlance}} Heroes of the Lance]], Lance, and spends the entire trilogy complaining about advancing age. [[spoiler: Taken to its logical extreme when he has a heart attack and dies during the action.]]



* MagicKnight: A rare (for {{Dragonlance}}) aversion of SquishyWizard. He kills at least one man with his bare hands.

to:

* MagicKnight: A rare (for {{Dragonlance}}) Dragonlance) aversion of SquishyWizard. He kills at least one man with his bare hands.



** Over whether or not he actually was trapped in Ravenloft, due to the authors of Dragonlance hating his having been taken and trigging an ArmedWithCanon war between ''Literature/{{Dragonlance}}'' and ''TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}}'' authors. It should be noted that the game itself tends to side with "he was, and [[TimeyWimeyBall he was returned to Krynn barely seconds after he left]] when the Dark Powers got bored with him".

to:

** Over whether or not he actually was trapped in Ravenloft, due to the authors of Dragonlance hating his having been taken and trigging an ArmedWithCanon war between ''Literature/{{Dragonlance}}'' ''Dragonlance'' and ''TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}}'' authors. It should be noted that the game itself tends to side with "he was, and [[TimeyWimeyBall he was returned to Krynn barely seconds after he left]] when the Dark Powers got bored with him".
17th Jul '16 8:20:54 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* GenreSavvy: Especially clear earlier in the ''Chronicles'' books, where all the other heroes tend to dismiss Raistlin's warnings as "children's stories" only for him to swiftly be proved right and save all their asses. [[spoiler: Becomes DangerouslyGenreSavvy after his FaceHeelTurn.]]

to:

* GenreSavvy: Especially clear earlier in the ''Chronicles'' books, where all the other heroes tend to dismiss Raistlin's warnings as "children's stories" only for him to swiftly be proved right and save all their asses. [[spoiler: Becomes DangerouslyGenreSavvy after his FaceHeelTurn.]]
11th Jul '16 11:01:25 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* RedHeadedHero: Has believably red hair, and is a hero.

to:

* RedHeadedHero: RedIsHeroic: Has believably red hair, and is a hero.
10th Jul '16 7:50:23 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* RedHeadedHeroine: She grows into this around midway through the original novel trilogy.
29th Jun '16 12:20:24 AM Ilya_Rysenkov
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* TheChessmaster: [[spoiler: He used BatmanGambit to inspire heroes of the Lance to save the world from Takhisis and it worked.
20th Jun '16 4:12:59 PM MarkLungo
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* SleepModeSize: [[spoiler: In the third book of the Dark Disciple Trilogy, ''Amber & Blood'', she turns into a child with no memories of what happened to her before, save that Goldmoon was her "mother".]]

to:

* SleepModeSize: [[spoiler: In the third book of the Dark ''Dark Disciple Trilogy, Trilogy'', ''Amber & Blood'', she turns into a child with no memories of what happened to her before, save that Goldmoon was her "mother".]]



* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: His aspect in the Dark Disciple trilogy.

to:

* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: His aspect in the Dark Disciple ''Dark Disciple'' trilogy.



* SympathyForTheDevil: He seems to cause this in the Dark Disciple trilogy.

to:

* SympathyForTheDevil: He seems to cause this in the Dark Disciple ''Dark Disciple'' trilogy.



* ManBehindTheMan: Takes this role in the Taladas trilogy.

to:

* ManBehindTheMan: Takes this role in the Taladas trilogy.''Taladas Trilogy''.



* NumberOfTheBeast: In the Dragonlance Adventures accesory, he(or at least his avatar) had 666 hitpoints.

to:

* NumberOfTheBeast: In the Dragonlance Adventures accesory, he(or ''Dragonlance Adventures'' accessory, he (or at least his avatar) had 666 hitpoints.



* AlasPoorVillain: Her alternate universe counterpart in ''There is Another Shore You Know, Upon the Other Side'' was forced to travel around for performances where she was heavily abused after being BroughtDownToNormal.

to:

* AlasPoorVillain: Her alternate universe counterpart in ''There "There is Another Shore You Know, Upon the Other Side'' Side" was forced to travel around for performances where she was heavily abused after being BroughtDownToNormal.



* BigBad: The major one of the setting [[spoiler: until her schemes become despised even by other gods of evil, and then she's depowered and killed.]]
* TheChessmaster: She always plots to conquer the world. In Soul War, she nearly succeeds.

to:

* BigBad: The major one of the setting [[spoiler: until her schemes become despised even by other gods of evil, and then she's depowered and killed.]]
killed]].
* TheChessmaster: She always plots to conquer the world. In Soul War, ''Soul War'', she nearly succeeds.



* {{Lust}}: Beyond her aspect of the Temptress, who uses her seductive nature to entice people into her worship and who patrons those seeking power and intrigue to better provide for their own lusts, she herself is controlled by her lust for power, and control

to:

* {{Lust}}: Beyond her aspect of the Temptress, who uses her seductive nature to entice people into her worship and who patrons those seeking power and intrigue to better provide for their own lusts, she herself is controlled by her lust for power, and controlcontrol.



* {{Irony}}: In "There is Another Shore You Know, Upon the Other Side", she is given a CruelAndUnusualPunishment of being chained behind ships and dragged behind them as they sail, leaving her perpetually drowning but with enough divine essence to keep her from ever dying.

to:

* {{Irony}}: {{Irony}}[=/=]LaserGuidedKarma: In "There is Another Shore You Know, Upon the Other Side", she is given a CruelAndUnusualPunishment of being chained behind ships and dragged behind them as they sail, leaving her perpetually drowning but with enough divine essence to keep her from ever dying.



* FateWorseThanDeath: Most {{Omnicidal Maniac}}s just want to end the world - Chaos wants to make it so that the world ''never existed at all''.

to:

* FateWorseThanDeath: Most {{Omnicidal Maniac}}s just want to end the world - Chaos wants to make it so that the world ''never ''[[CosmicRetcon never existed at all''.all]]''.



Mysticism is often called the "Power of the Heart", but it can really be called the ambient energy of all life. Mysticism was discovered after the Chaos War by Goldmoon. Mysticism, unlike Primal Sorcery, was nearly unheard of, as it had possibly never been used before the Fifth Age. Mysticism draws upon the energy in all living things. The discovery of Mysticism was a great boon, as Mystical magic could heal and cure disease, something that had been lost after the gods left at the end of the Chaos War. Mysticism was introduced in the Dragonlance SAGA game system, and could only affect living or once-living matter. So, there could be Mystics who could, heal, manipulate plants and animals, or create undead creatures, but they could not create a fireball.

to:

Mysticism is often called the "Power of the Heart", but it can really be called the ambient energy of all life. Mysticism was discovered after the Chaos War by Goldmoon. Mysticism, unlike Primal Sorcery, was nearly unheard of, as it had possibly never been used before the Fifth Age. Mysticism draws upon the energy in all living things. The discovery of Mysticism was a great boon, as Mystical magic could heal and cure disease, something that had been lost after the gods left at the end of the Chaos War. Mysticism was introduced in the Dragonlance ''Dragonlance'' SAGA game system, and could only affect living or once-living matter. So, there could be Mystics who could, heal, manipulate plants and animals, or create undead creatures, but they could not create a fireball.



* BackgroundMagicField: From which they draw their magic from(well, and their own soul too).

to:

* BackgroundMagicField: From which they draw their magic from(well, from (well, and their own soul souls too).



* {{Fictionary}}: The language of magic is based off of Indonesian's grammatical structure. However, most of the actual words are just gibberish.

to:

* {{Fictionary}}: The language of magic is based off of Indonesian's the UsefulNotes/{{Indonesia}}n language's grammatical structure. However, most of the actual words are just gibberish.



* ThisWasHisTrueForm: A bizarre inversion, in which a murdered sivak will temporarily take the form of the being that killed it, potentially leading to some LaserGuidedKarma, but is generally the most [[UselessUsefulSpell Useless Useful]] LastBreathBullet among draconians.



* ThisWasHisTrueForm: A bizarre inversion, in which a murdered sivak will temporarily take the form of the being that killed it, potentially leading to some LaserGuidedKarma, but is generally the most [[UselessUsefulSpell Useless Useful]] LastBreathBullet among draconians.



* OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame: Hill and mountain dwarves play this trope straight. Dark dwarves, on the other hand, take the dwarven stereotypes and twist them to evil or even break away (Theiwar dwarves, for example, are renowned as master sorcerers). Averted with the Gully Dwarves, which are regarded with disgust by all races as dirty, slovenly, ignorant, cowardly and stupid creatures that are barely smarter than animals.

to:

* OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame: Hill and mountain dwarves play this trope straight. Dark dwarves, on the other hand, take the dwarven stereotypes and twist them to evil or even break away (Theiwar dwarves, for example, are renowned as master sorcerers). Averted with the Gully Dwarves, which are regarded with disgust by all races as dirty, slovenly, ignorant, cowardly and stupid creatures that who are barely smarter than animals.



* CulturalPosturing: Elves do a ''lot'' of this. Ironically, despite being created by the Gods of Good, they really haven't achieved much, if ''anything'', to actually deserve it. In fact, given the Kingpriest was secretly being goaded on/supported by elven bigots who saw him as a useful tool to wipe out all the races they deemed unworthy (including both obviously evil ones like ogres, but also "ugly" ones like minotaurs and dwarves), one could say the elves don't deserve ''any'' accolades at all.

to:

* CulturalPosturing: Elves do a ''lot'' of this. Ironically, despite being created by the Gods of Good, they really haven't achieved much, if ''anything'', to actually deserve it. In fact, given the Kingpriest was secretly being goaded on/supported by elven bigots who saw him as a useful tool to wipe out all the races they deemed unworthy (including both obviously evil ObviouslyEvil ones like ogres, but also "ugly" ones like minotaurs and dwarves), one could say the elves don't deserve ''any'' accolades at all.



* ElvesVersusDwarves: Downplayed; the two species may not see eye to eye very often on the whole, but they usually ignore each other. Both species tend to be more concerned with fighting internal wars between branches of their ''own'' species.

to:

* ElvesVersusDwarves: Downplayed; the two species may not see eye to eye very often on the whole, but they usually ignore each other. Both species groups tend to be more concerned with fighting internal wars between branches of their ''own'' species.



* GadgeteerGenius: For a loose definition of "genius". A lot of tinker gnome things can actually work... it's just they usually don't work at what they're supposed to do. Like an attempt to create liquid fertilizer that instead created invisibility potion, for example.
* GoneHorriblyWrong[=/=]GoneHorriblyRight: While a lot of gnome stuff just breaks down or fails when used, sometimes it goes disasterously wrong, leading to death and mutilation. Other times, it technically succeeds, but causes just as much death and destruction.

to:

* GadgeteerGenius: For a loose definition of "genius". A lot of tinker gnome things can actually work... it's just they usually don't work at what they're supposed to do. Like an attempt to create liquid fertilizer that instead created invisibility {{Invisibility}} potion, for example.
* GoneHorriblyWrong[=/=]GoneHorriblyRight: While a lot of gnome stuff just breaks down or fails when used, sometimes it goes disasterously disastrously wrong, leading to death and mutilation. Other times, it technically succeeds, but causes just as much death and destruction.



* ScienceRelatedMemeticDisorder: As stated above, tinker gnomes are literally cursed by a god to be both fixated on "doing science" and almost completely incapable of doing it ''properly''.



* ScienceRelatedMemeticDisorder: As stated above, tinker gnomes are literally cursed by a god to be both fixated on "doing science" and almost completely incapable of doing it ''properly''.



* EnlightenedMysticRace: The modern survivors, at least, are this. Having realised the flaws in their character that led to their degeneration,

to:

* EnlightenedMysticRace: The modern survivors, at least, are this. Having have realised the flaws in their character that led to their degeneration, degeneration.



* {{Hypocrite}}: As mentioned above, kender hate thievery and thieves, but are incapable of keeping out of peoples' homes and pockets. That they protest that they always intend to give the things they steal back doesn't change the fact that they steal them in the first place.

to:

* {{Hypocrite}}: As mentioned above, kender hate thievery and thieves, but are incapable of keeping out of peoples' homes and pockets. That they They protest that they always intend to give return the things they steal back steal, but that doesn't change the fact that they steal them in the first place.



* UnpopularPopularCharacter: InUniverse, kender are despised as a race of annoying little pests, as you'd kind of expect people to react to a {{Motor Mouth}}ed tall-tale-telling race of kleptomaniacs. The novelists and game-writers adore them, and readily use them as fits to fill the ComicRelief and TheHeart roles.
** Likewise, in the D&D/Dragonlance gaming community, kender have a small niche of fans who utterly adore them, and a larger group who absolutely hate them; as irritating as kender characters may or may not be in the novels, at the gaming table, a kender in the hands of an immature player is a recipe for disaster. They're tailor-made to appeal to TheLoonie, and TheRealRoleplayer can be just as bad because the race's fluff actually ''encourages'' ChaoticStupid behavior.

to:

* UnpopularPopularCharacter: InUniverse, kender are despised as a race of annoying little pests, as you'd kind of expect people to react to a {{Motor Mouth}}ed tall-tale-telling race of kleptomaniacs. The In RealLife, the novelists and game-writers adore them, and readily use them as fits to fill the ComicRelief PluckyComicRelief and TheHeart roles.
** Likewise, in the D&D/Dragonlance ''D&D/Dragonlance'' gaming community, kender have a small niche of fans who utterly adore them, and a larger group who absolutely hate them; as irritating as kender characters may or may not be in the novels, at the gaming table, a kender in the hands of an immature player is a recipe for disaster. They're tailor-made to appeal to TheLoonie, and TheRealRoleplayer can be just as bad because the race's fluff actually ''encourages'' ChaoticStupid behavior.
20th Jun '16 4:00:55 PM MarkLungo
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* EvilIsSexy: Being a vilain doesn't keep her from being sexy -- in fact, she's so hot, she manages to inspire the lust of ''Lord Soth'', which is why he ultimate joins her cause.



* TheLadette: Depply enjoys drinking, fighting and random sex - far more than most male characters in the series. This isn't portrayed as FetishFuel, though, but as more evidence as to her villainous nature.
* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: While Tanis isn't feminine per say, he is far more romantic, sensitive and into commitment than Kit.

to:

* TheLadette: Depply Deeply enjoys drinking, fighting and random sex - far more than most male characters in the series. This isn't portrayed as FetishFuel, though, but as more evidence as to her villainous nature.
* MasculineGirlFeminineBoy: While Tanis isn't feminine per say, se, he is far more romantic, sensitive and into commitment than Kit.



* SmugSnake: A particularly brainless example in the original Dragonlance books. Astonishingly, by the end of the spinoff novel ''Lord Toede'' he's evolved into a MagnificentBastard, thanks to a long, involuntary lesson on the pitfalls of being StupidEvil. Even one of Takhisis' hellmaidens is impressed!
* StupidEvil: Toede, in his first appearance.

to:

* SmugSnake: A particularly brainless example in the original Dragonlance ''Dragonlance'' books. Astonishingly, by the end of the spinoff novel ''Lord Toede'' he's evolved into a MagnificentBastard, thanks to a long, involuntary lesson on the pitfalls of being StupidEvil. Even one of Takhisis' hellmaidens is impressed!
* StupidEvil: Toede, in In his first appearance.



* EnemyToAllLivingThings

to:

* EnemyToAllLivingThingsEnemyToAllLivingThings: In the ''Kingpriest'' trilogy,he's shown to have a constant aura of darkness around him. Another character notices that [[GhostlyChill the air becomes colder]] when he is nearby, plants wither, and animals die.



* GrandTheftMe: How he survived all those centuries, anyone who looked like a promising student would get taken over by him.

to:

* GrandTheftMe: How he survived all those centuries, centuries; anyone who looked like a promising student would get taken over by him.




to:

* AndIMustScream: A small case of this at the end of ''Amber and Ashes'', when she's locked away in a magical room, where not even the Gods themselves could hear the screams of the person trapped inside. She escapes, though...



* CardCarryingVillain: Is pretty obvious about the whole, "serving a god of darkness" business.

to:

* CardCarryingVillain: Is pretty obvious about the whole, whole "serving a god of darkness" business.



* CursedWithAwesome: He rather likes being a Death Knight, the only thing that sucks for him is that he is stuck on an island...at first.

to:

* CursedWithAwesome: He rather likes being a Death Knight, the only thing that sucks for him is that he is stuck on an island... at first.



* FallenHero: He definetely ''was'' a hero of Light. Unfortunately he went way too far.
* HeelRealization / MyGodWhatHaveIDone: In his trilogy, it's shown that he ''did realize'' that his actions were wrong, and what will await him and the world, when Paladine with other gods come to punish, but he's denied.

to:

* FallenHero: He definetely definitely ''was'' a hero of Light. Unfortunately Unfortunately, he went way too far.
* HeelRealization / MyGodWhatHaveIDone: HeelRealization[=/=]MyGodWhatHaveIDone: In his trilogy, it's shown that he ''did realize'' did realize that his actions were wrong, and what will await him and the world, when Paladine with other gods come to punish, but he's denied.



* LawfulStupid: Enough so to become a direct threat to existence. The Cataclysm was ''caused'' by his dedication to upholding Good, even if it meant doing things that were clearly evil. Like using thought-police, burning people at the stake, slavery, genocide...
* LightIsNotGood: Supposedly the most holy man in all the world, but he ultimately became a murderous theocratic emperor in the name of his patron god and culminated in the near-destruction of the world.

to:

* LawfulStupid: Enough so to become a direct threat to existence. The Cataclysm was ''caused'' by his dedication to upholding Good, even if it meant doing things that were clearly evil. Like using thought-police, [[ManOnFire burning people at the stake, stake]], slavery, genocide...
* LightIsNotGood: Supposedly the most holy holiest man in all the world, but he ultimately became a murderous theocratic emperor in the name of his patron god and culminated in the near-destruction of the world.



* WhoWantsToLiveForever

to:

* WhoWantsToLiveForever
WhoWantsToLiveForever: He's not at all happy about his immortality... in fact, in the ''Chronicles'', he's more than willing to [[spoiler:replace the stone to seal the gate to the Abyss, killing himself in the process]].



* BadAss: There's a reason he survived for centuries after the Cataclysm, despite his story as a potential source of blame for it being well known.

to:

* BadAss: {{Badass}}: There's a reason he survived for centuries after the Cataclysm, despite his story as a potential source of blame for it being well known.



* ClassicVillain: In the final issue of DragonMagazine (the official D & D magazine), he was named as one of the greatest villains of all time (sixth greatest, in fact), and he is widely considered by fans to be the archetypal Death Knight.

to:

* ClassicVillain: In the final issue of DragonMagazine ''Magazine/{{Dragon}}'' (the official D & D magazine), he was named as one of the greatest villains of all time (sixth greatest, in fact), and he is widely considered by fans to be the archetypal Death Knight.



* ThePunishment: Becoming a Death Knight seems like this, given it's given him immortality and incredible power; he's virtually indestructible, a MagicKnight capable of [[OneManArmy destroying vastly greater numbers of foes]], and he projects an aura of fear so intense that he ''terrifies [[FearlessFool Kender]]''.

to:

* ThePunishment: Becoming a Death Knight seems like this, given it's given granted him immortality and incredible power; he's virtually indestructible, a MagicKnight capable of [[OneManArmy destroying vastly greater numbers of foes]], and he projects an aura of fear so intense that he ''terrifies [[FearlessFool Kender]]''.



Bastard son of Sturm Brightblade and Kitiara uth Majere, conceived without his father's knowledge and who never knew who he was growing up.

to:

Bastard son of Sturm Brightblade and Kitiara uth Majere, conceived without his father's the knowledge and of his father, who never knew who he was growing up.



* AntiHero / AntiVillain / VillainProtagonist: He's a Knight of Takhisis, but one of the main protagonists of ''Dragons of Summer Flame'' and ultimately a heroic character.

to:

* AntiHero / AntiVillain / VillainProtagonist: AntiHero[=/=]AntiVillain[=/=]VillainProtagonist: He's a Knight of Takhisis, but one of the main protagonists of ''Dragons of Summer Flame'' and ultimately a heroic character.



* HeroicBastard / BastardBastard: Illegitimate, and, as noted above, a member of an order of {{Black Knight}}s, but ultimately a heroic character.

to:

* HeroicBastard / BastardBastard: HeroicBastard[=/=]BastardBastard: Illegitimate, and, as noted above, a member of an order of {{Black Knight}}s, but ultimately a heroic character.



* AGodAmI: [[spoiler: Inverted, as it's price for deposing Takhisis]]



* BunnyEarsLawyer: As [[spoiler: Fizban.]] He also appears as an obese monk in TheKingpriestTrilogy.

to:

* BunnyEarsLawyer: As [[spoiler: Fizban.]] He also appears as an obese monk in TheKingpriestTrilogy.''The Kingpriest Trilogy''.



* HappilyMarried: By all accounts, definetely to Mishakal.

to:

* AGodAmI: [[spoiler: Inverted, as it's price for deposing Takhisis.]]
* HappilyMarried: By all accounts, definetely definitely to Mishakal.
20th Jun '16 3:44:05 PM MarkLungo
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* HiddenDepths: He is shown from time to time not be so stupid, only in comparison to his [[InsufferableGenius brother]], and briefly becomes a good leader of men. [[spoiler: His love for his brother later redeems Raistlin... along the knowledge of Raistlin's total failure.]]

to:

* HiddenDepths: He is shown from time to time not be so stupid, only in comparison to his [[InsufferableGenius brother]], and briefly becomes a good leader of men. [[spoiler: His love for his brother later redeems Raistlin... along with the knowledge of Raistlin's total failure.]]



* MightyGlacier -> LightningBruiser: In "Chronicles" he is extremely strong yet somewhat slow (both physically and mentally). Post his gladiatorial training in "Legends" he is as strong as before -if not stronger- and his agility is mentioned almost as much as his strength.

to:

* MightyGlacier -> LightningBruiser: In "Chronicles" ''Chronicles'' he is extremely strong yet somewhat slow (both physically and mentally). Post his gladiatorial training in "Legends" ''Legends'' he is as strong as before -if - if not stronger- stronger - and his agility is mentioned almost as much as his strength.



* SarcasmBlind: Painfully gullible and literal. Which is ironic given how [[SnarkKnight sarcastic]] his twin brother is.

to:

* SarcasmBlind: Painfully gullible and literal. Which is ironic [[{{Irony}} ironic]], given how [[SnarkKnight sarcastic]] his twin brother is.



* TookALevelInBadass: In ''Chronicles'' trilogy where his training as a gladiator transformed him from the strong drunkard he has become to a peak-human warrior.



* TookALevelInBadass: In ''Chronicles'' trilogy where his training as a gladiator transformed him from the strong drunkard he has to become a peak-human warrior.



* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Usually used as a comic relief throughout the series.
* DisneyDeath: In Pax Tharkas, he falls down a deep pit, flubbing a Feather Fall spell so that instead of letting him gently float down, he instead summons a mass of feathers that seem to smother him. [[spoiler: Turns out he's FakingTheDead.]]
* EccentricMentor: He's a near-senile old coot, but for all his crazy ramblings, he often provides just the right

to:

* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Usually used as a comic relief PluckyComicRelief throughout the series.
* DisneyDeath: In Pax Tharkas, ''Pax Tharkas'', he falls down a deep pit, flubbing a Feather Fall spell so that instead of letting him gently float down, he instead summons a mass of feathers that seem to smother him. [[spoiler: Turns out he's FakingTheDead.]]
* EccentricMentor: He's a near-senile old coot, but for all his crazy ramblings, he often provides just the right advice.



* CoolOldGuy: A two hundred years old {{Badass}}.

to:

* CoolOldGuy: A two hundred years 200 year old {{Badass}}.



* FantasticRacism: He hates mountain dwarves because they shut his people, the hill dwarfs, out of Thorbardin following the Cataclysm. Also has a very bad opinion on Kenders and gully dwarfs -- the former because, really, ''everyone'' dislikes kender, and the latter because of a NoodleIncident in which he was held prisoner by a clan of gully dwarves for a time in between the start of the first trilogy and the referenced "last meeting". [[note]]This event is covered in the Preludes novel "Flint the King", explaining how he was trapped in a gully dwarf grotto and forcibly made their king as part of a prophecy. This ultimately led to the deaths of his brother and a female mountain dwarf, Perian, whom Flint loved, and the destruction of his boyhood village of Hillhome. Small wonder he's less than fond of the smelly little runts.[[/note]]
* FeelingTheirAge: Flint Fireforge is the oldest of the [[{{Literature/Dragonlance}} Heroes of the Lance]], and spends the entire trilogy complaining about advancing age. [[spoiler: Taken to its logical extreme when he has a heart attack and dies during an the action.]]

to:

* FantasticRacism: He hates mountain dwarves because they shut his people, the hill dwarfs, out of Thorbardin following the Cataclysm. Also has a very bad opinion on Kenders and gully dwarfs -- the former because, really, ''everyone'' dislikes kender, and the latter because of a NoodleIncident in which he was held prisoner by a clan of gully dwarves for a time in between the start of the first trilogy and the referenced "last meeting". [[note]]This event is covered in the Preludes novel "Flint ''Flint the King", King'', explaining how he was trapped in a gully dwarf grotto and forcibly made their king as part of a prophecy. This ultimately led to the deaths of his brother and a female mountain dwarf, Perian, whom Flint loved, and the destruction of his boyhood village of Hillhome. Small wonder he's less than fond of the smelly little runts.[[/note]]
* FeelingTheirAge: Flint Fireforge is the oldest of the [[{{Literature/Dragonlance}} Heroes of the Lance]], and spends the entire trilogy complaining about advancing age. [[spoiler: Taken to its logical extreme when he has a heart attack and dies during an the action.]]



* VitriolicBestBuds: Has a one-sided variant going with Tass; the kender absolutely infuriates Flint, but at the same time, Flint is very protective of him and Tass absolutely adores him in return. In the end, [[spoiler: they ultimately end up sharing the same afterlife, with each considering it their personal heaven, even though they continue to bicker for the rest of eternity]].

to:

* VitriolicBestBuds: Has a one-sided variant going with Tass; the kender absolutely infuriates Flint, but at the same time, Flint is very protective of him and Tass absolutely adores him in return. In the end, [[spoiler: they ultimately end up sharing the same afterlife, with each considering it their personal heaven, {{Heaven}}, even though they continue to bicker for the rest of eternity]].



* BrainlessBeauty: Subverted. When she first appears Laurana comes across as simply an airhead princess Tanis has outgrown; but she proves that she is a lot braver, smarter, and tougher than everyone thinks (and this is even ''before'' she TookALevelInBadass).

to:

* BrainlessBeauty: Subverted.{{Subverted}}. When she first appears Laurana comes across as simply an airhead princess Tanis has outgrown; but she proves that she is a lot braver, smarter, and tougher than everyone thinks (and this is even ''before'' she TookALevelInBadass).



* AntiVillain: NobleDemon with shades of WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds. He's deeply honorable with his promises, and his life realy was crappy, but he's still a villain.

to:

* AntiVillain: NobleDemon with shades of WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds. He's deeply honorable with his promises, and [[FreudianExcuse his life realy really was crappy, crappy]], but he's still a villain.



* {{Badass}}: When you alternate self ''manages to kill all gods and become one himself'', you truly is one.
* BlessedWithSuck: His eyes not only look freaky, they cause him to see everything wither and decay, which is strongly implied caused his eventual changes. They do give him an advantage in seeing through magical illusions, though this is hardly a common enough occurrence to warrant their sanity-crushing default effects.

to:

* {{Badass}}: When you your alternate self ''manages to kill all gods and become one himself'', you truly is are one.
* BlessedWithSuck: His eyes not only look freaky, they cause him to see everything wither and decay, which is strongly implied to have caused his eventual changes. They do give him an advantage in seeing through magical illusions, though this is hardly a common enough occurrence to warrant their sanity-crushing default effects.



* DracoInLeatherPants: Dragonlance Legends deconstructs this in-universe.

to:

* DracoInLeatherPants: Dragonlance Legends ''Dragonlance Legends'' deconstructs this in-universe.InUniverse.



* FourPhilosophyEnsemble with Storm (Optimist/idealist), Tanis (conflicted), and Flint(Pessimist).
* GenreSavvy: Especially clear earlier in the Chronicles books, where all the other heroes tend to dismiss Raistlin's warnings as "Children's Stories" only for him to swiftly be proved right and save all their asses. [[spoiler: Becomes DangerouslyGenreSavvy after his FaceHeelTurn.]]

to:

* FourPhilosophyEnsemble with FourPhilosophyEnsemble: With Storm (Optimist/idealist), Tanis (conflicted), and Flint(Pessimist).Flint (Pessimist).
* GenreSavvy: Especially clear earlier in the Chronicles ''Chronicles'' books, where all the other heroes tend to dismiss Raistlin's warnings as "Children's Stories" "children's stories" only for him to swiftly be proved right and save all their asses. [[spoiler: Becomes DangerouslyGenreSavvy after his FaceHeelTurn.]]



* TallDarkandSnarky: Fits this like a glove.

to:

* TallDarkandSnarky: TallDarkAndSnarky: Fits this like a glove.



* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: By the time of the side novel ''Spirit Of The Wind'', Riverwind is getting on in years and has contracted what is strongly implied to be cancer in his stomach. When a group of kender come seeking help for their people, Riverwind offers his help, preferring the opportunity to die in battle than in bed.

to:

* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: By the time of the side novel ''Spirit Of The of the Wind'', Riverwind is getting on in years and has contracted what is strongly implied to be cancer in his stomach. When a group of kender come seeking help for their people, Riverwind offers his help, preferring the opportunity to die in battle than in bed.



* AmazonChaser: His attract to Kitiara is in large part due to her skills as a fighter. Part of what helps Laurana win his heart is when she proves she can kick ass just as much as Kitiara.

to:

* AmazonChaser: His attract attraction to Kitiara is in large part due to her skills as a fighter. Part of what helps Laurana win his heart is when she proves she can kick ass just as much as Kitiara.



* {{Expy}}: When Margaret Weis told Tracy Hickman that she was having trouble getting Tanis' characterization, Hickman responded, "Simple. He's [[Franchise/StarTrek Captain James T. Kirk]] of the Federation Starship ''Enterprise''."

to:

* {{Expy}}: When Margaret Weis Creator/MargaretWeis told Tracy Hickman Creator/TracyHickman that she was having trouble getting Tanis' characterization, Hickman responded, "Simple. He's [[Franchise/StarTrek Captain James T. Kirk]] of the Federation Starship ''Enterprise''."
This list shows the last 10 events of 284. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Characters.Dragonlance