History Characters / Dragonlance

7th Apr '16 1:41:10 PM Ilya_Rysenkov
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* CharacterDevelopment: He becomes an independent man who manages to stand up to his brother [[spoiler:and whose love redeems Raistlin.]]



* DespairEventHorizon: He crosses this before ''Legends'' trilogy when Railstlin disowns him. He gets better after Istar



* LoveMakesYouDumb: In this case brotherly, not romantic, love.

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* 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'stotal failure.]]
* LoveMakesYouDumb: In this case brotherly, not romantic, love. Later averted.


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** Also his [[spoiler: victory in alternate future. He woud have become a supreme god and manage to kill all other gods... but battles would have destroyed the world and he would become too evil to create a new one, as he wanted. And as he becomes too powerful to die, he'll be all alone in the void. Fortunately, his brother shows him this and this is averted.]]
7th Apr '16 1:25:41 PM Ilya_Rysenkov
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%%* UnexplainedRecovery

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%%* UnexplainedRecovery* UnexplainedRecovery: Though it should be noted that it's done by the goddess of healing, so it's not.



* AntiHero: Of the NominalHero variety. He partakes in heroic events, but he's only doing so for pure pragmatism (after all, he doesn't want to live in a world conquered by Takhisis any more than they do), and all the while, he's keeping an eye out for ways to further his own plans. Later becomes this totally.
* AntiVillain

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* AntiHero: Of the NominalHero variety. He partakes in heroic events, but he's only doing so for pure pragmatism (after all, he doesn't want to live in a world conquered by Takhisis any more than they do), and all the while, he's keeping an eye out for ways to further his own plans. Later becomes this totally.
type III.
* AntiVillainAntiVillain: NobleDemon with shades of WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds. He's deeply honorable with his promises, and his life realy was crappy, but he's still a villain.



* JerkWithTheHeartOfGold: In the end.

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* JerkWithTheHeartOfGold: JerkWithAHeartOfGold: In the end.



* PetTheDog: His interaction with Bupu and the other gully dwarves.

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* PetTheDog: His interaction with Bupu and the other gully dwarves. Also later with Palin and his brother Caramon from time to time, which eventually sticks.



* PyrrhicVillainy: The result of his efforts in ''Legends'': [[spoiler: in the timeline where he won, he ended up ''killing everything'', leaving him trapped alone for eternity in a world that will ''never'' know the touch of life again. In the main timeline, he has to make a HeroicSacrifice and trap himself in the Abyss, where Takhisis will torture him for all eternity]].

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* PyrrhicVillainy: The result of his efforts in ''Legends'': [[spoiler: in the timeline where he won, he ended up ''killing everything'', leaving him trapped alone for eternity in a world that will ''never'' know the touch of life again. In the main timeline, he has to make a HeroicSacrifice and trap himself in the Abyss, where Takhisis will torture him for all eternity]].eternity... but Paladine saved him.]]



* TheStarscream: A particularly ambitious example: [[spoiler:he tries (and succeeds, in one version of events) to overthrow and replace the ''goddess of evil'']].

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* TheStarscream: A particularly ambitious example: [[spoiler:he tries (and succeeds, in one version of events) to overthrow and replace the ''goddess ''major goddess of evil'']].



* WhosLaughingNow: A lot of his behavior can be traced back to how he was bullied as a kid. Early in ''Dragons of Autumn Twilight'' he rants to Tanis that one day the world will be his and he will show them all etc. etc. Tanis notes that he's used to it, apparently Raistlin does this alot.

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* WhosLaughingNow: A lot of his behavior can be traced back to how he was bullied as a kid. Early in ''Dragons of Autumn Twilight'' he rants to Tanis that one day the world will be his and he will show them all etc. etc. Tanis notes that he's used to it, apparently Raistlin does this alot.a lot.
* WorthOpponent: Was this to [[GodOfEvil Takhisis]].



* BreakTheHaughty: Her being sent back through time and learning about the tarnished history of the gods and Istar, among other things, breaks her of her arrogance.

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* BreakTheHaughty: Her being sent back through time and learning about the tarnished history of the gods and Istar, among other things, breaks her of her arrogance. After that she becomes much nicer.



* UnwittingPawn: Subverted. She knows ''exactly'' what Raistlin is planning, but doesn't believe him because she thinks [[ICanChangeMyBeloved she can change him.]]

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* UnwittingPawn: Subverted. She knows ''exactly'' what Raistlin is planning, but doesn't believe him because she thinks [[ICanChangeMyBeloved she can change him.]]
]] She's wrong.



* EvenEvilHasStandards: He preferred not to read or keep any Fistandantilus or Raistin's books on how to become a god.



* BroughtDownToNormal: [[spoiler: After the War of Souls, he is given the choice to have his High Sorcery restored to him (he had been practicing Primal Sorcery during the early Fifth Age), but he refuses to use any sort of magic ever again after he realizes that it is not making him happy. He decides to focus on his family instead, and so now he has no magical ability at all.]]

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* BroughtDownToNormal: [[spoiler: After the War of Souls, he is given the choice to have his High Sorcery restored to him (he had been practicing Primal Sorcery during the early Fifth Age), but he refuses to use any sort of magic ever again after he realizes that it is not making him happy. He decides to focus on his family instead, and so now he has no magical ability at all.]] [[PetTheDog Which Raistlin approved.]]]]



* ArrangedMarriage

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* ArrangedMarriageArrangedMarriage: To reunite Qualinesti and Silvanesti. Later becomes PerfectlyArrangedMarriage.
23rd Mar '16 4:35:10 AM reddean
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* TookALevelInBadass: In ''Chronicles'' trilogy where his training as a gladiator transformed him from the strong drunkard he has bacome to a peak-human warrior.

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* TookALevelInBadass: In ''Chronicles'' trilogy where his training as a gladiator transformed him from the strong drunkard he has bacome become to a peak-human warrior.
23rd Mar '16 4:34:40 AM reddean
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* 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.

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* 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 before -if not stronger- and his agility is mentioned almost as much as his strength.



* TookALevelInBadass: In ''Chronicles'' trilogy.

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* TookALevelInBadass: In ''Chronicles'' trilogy.trilogy where his training as a gladiator transformed him from the strong drunkard he has bacome to a peak-human warrior.
23rd Mar '16 4:29:55 AM reddean
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* BadassNormal

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* BadassNormalBadassNormal: Not a mage like his brother or a [[HalfHumanHybrid half-elf]] like [[TheKirk Tanis]], but he is one of the most powerful members of the party.
21st Mar '16 11:26:01 AM ACW
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*GodSaveUsFromTheQueen: The Queen of Darkness
3rd Mar '16 12:07:45 PM erforce
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* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: According to ''The Legend of Huma,'' he took a physical body and did battle with Wyrmfather, the first evil dragon and imprisoned him for more than 7000 years. This battle lasted for a ''year''.

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* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: According to ''The Legend of Huma,'' ''Literature/TheLegendOfHuma,'' he took a physical body and did battle with Wyrmfather, the first evil dragon and imprisoned him for more than 7000 years. This battle lasted for a ''year''.



* TheFaceless: His aspect in ''The Legend of Huma'' has only his red eyes visible beneath his crown.

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* TheFaceless: His aspect in ''The Legend of Huma'' ''Literature/TheLegendOfHuma'' has only his red eyes visible beneath his crown.



* ManBehindTheMan: He's the patron of [[spoiler: Rennard]] in ''The Legend of Huma'' and [[spoiler: Giarna]] in ''The Kinslayer Wars.''

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* ManBehindTheMan: He's the patron of [[spoiler: Rennard]] in ''The Legend of Huma'' ''Literature/TheLegendOfHuma'' and [[spoiler: Giarna]] in ''The Kinslayer Wars.''
2nd Mar '16 2:02:26 AM ruthlesstyrant
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* Badass: In one of the corresponding AD&D adventure modules, he's defined as a dual-classed level 5 warrior / level 23 priest, which is an incredibly great amount of power according to the old rules. The reliability of this is stat doubtful, though - first, he's described as a wizard not a warrior in the books, and second even the goddess of evil probably wouldn't carelessly discard her most powerful mortal servant like she did.
17th Feb '16 6:14:46 PM WanderingBrowser
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* 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.

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* 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.
17th Feb '16 6:14:28 PM WanderingBrowser
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* 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.

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* 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. 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]]



%%* StellarName

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%%* StellarName* StellarName: Her name is Gold''moon'', after all.



* WhiteMagicianGirl: A cleric version of this trope.

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* WhiteMagicianGirl: A She's the first true cleric version to dwell in Krynn for a long, long time, and she's devoted to the goddess of this trope.
healing first and foremost.



** JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: Every time he seems to have some redeeming moment, he ends up subverting it soon after. But after his redemption he becomes:
** JerkWithaHeartOfGold: In the end.

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** * JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: Every time he seems to have some redeeming moment, he ends up subverting it soon after. But after his redemption he becomes:
** JerkWithaHeartOfGold: * JerkWithTheHeartOfGold: In the end.



* StraightMan: He goes from the ComicRelief in the ''Chroncles'' trilogy to this in the ''Legends'' trilogy. [[spoiler: It has to do with Caramon's reduction to a drunken sot out of grief and loneliness, causing Tas to, in his own way, man up to try and keep Caramon out of trouble.]] Starts dropping out of this role around midway into the ''Legends'' trilogy.



* AccidentalPregnancy: It's eventually revealed she became pregnant as a result of a one-night stand with Sturm covered in ''Darkness & Light'', resulting in the birth of their son, Steel Brightblade.



* SurprisePregnancy: It's eventually revealed she unwittingly became pregnant as a result of a one-night stand with Sturm covered in ''Darkness & Light'', resulting in the birth of their son, Steel Brightblade.



A legendary evil wizard from before the Cataclysm.



A Dragon Highlord and a devout worshipper of Takhisis, he is one of the first major foes that the Heroes of the Lance must overcome in order to thwart Takhisis' plots to conquer Krynn with her armies.



The ruler of the theocratic empire of Istar, and the man directly responsible for the world-ruining Cataclysm. Although the mightiest cleric to ever walk the surface of Krynn, his drive to do good spiralled into an obsessive paranoid fear of evil, leading to him corrupting the empire into a place of such self-righteous wickedness and blasphemy that the gods united to crush the city under a massive meteor.



%%* BlessedWithSuck

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%%* BlessedWithSuck* BlessedWithSuck: He can't be killed at all... too bad it's because he's ultimately paving the way for Takhisis to re-enter the world, and he's lost everyone and everything he ever cared about by surviving the Cataclysm which killed them all.



%%* {{Immortality}}
%%* NonActionGuy: Until the end.

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%%* {{Immortality}}
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* {{Immortality}}: His nickname comes from the green gem embedded in his chest, which makes him incapable of aging or dying and heals him from any wound.
*
NonActionGuy: Until the end.



A female gully dwarf medicine woman from the lost city of Xak Tsaroth, she becomes instrumental to helping the Heroes of the Lance succeed in the original trilogy.

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A female gully dwarf medicine woman from the lost city of Xak Tsaroth, she becomes instrumental to helping the Heroes of the Lance succeed in the original trilogy.



%%* AloofDarkHairedGirl

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%%* AloofDarkHairedGirlA noble's daughter turned priestess of Paladine, she kicks off the ''Legends'' trilogy by approaching Caramon for help in meeting Raistlin; having received visions of Raistlin's plans to challenge Takhisis, she believes she can sway him from these goals, only to end up enamored with him and falling under his spell.

* AloofDarkHairedGirl: She has jet-black hair and a typical noblewoman's arrogance, leading her to look down on those around her.



* BreakTheHaughty: It turns he better
%%* DefrostingIceQueen

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* BreakTheHaughty: It turns he better
%%* DefrostingIceQueen
Her being sent back through time and learning about the tarnished history of the gods and Istar, among other things, breaks her of her arrogance.
* DefrostingIceQueen: She does grow out of her arrogance and learn not to be such a stuck-up snob as the trilogy goes on.



%%* NotSoDifferent: To Raistlin.

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%%* * NotSoDifferent: To Raistlin.Raistlin. Both of them are powerful magic users who let their power go to their heads and convince them they are better than everyone else.



* RavenHairIvorySkin

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* RavenHairIvorySkinRavenHairIvorySkin: Her description talks quite fondly about her pale skin and dark black tresses.



* AffablyEvil
%%* BastardUnderstudy
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder

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* AffablyEvil
%%* BastardUnderstudy
AffablyEvil: Although a self-proclaimed EvilSorcerer, he's a pretty easy-going guy to get along with.
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorderBastardUnderstudy: Technically, as he was spying on Raistlin and had hopes of taking over the Tower in turn.
* ChronicBackstabbingDisorder: Whenever he works for another evil figure, he generally plans to betray them for some reason or other.



* DeceptiveDisciple

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* DeceptiveDisciple DeceptiveDisciple: He serves Raistlin loyally, but is secretly spying on him for the heads of the other Towers.



%%* TheLancer: To Tanis by the end of Legends.

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%%* * TheLancer: To Tanis by the end of Legends.



%%* {{Necromancer}}
%%* TheStarscream: To Raistlin.
%%* TallDarkAndHandsome
%%* TallDarkAndSnarky

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%%* {{Necromancer}}
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* {{Necromancer}}: He's quite adept at using necromantic spells, as Black Robes tend to be.
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TheStarscream: To Raistlin.
%%* TallDarkAndHandsome
%%* TallDarkAndSnarky
Raistlin. He's partly there because of his promise to the other Heads of the Towers, but he does want to take control of Raistlin's Tower for himself after Raistlin has been overthrown.
* TallDarkAndHandsome: He's a Silvanesti elf with dark hair, so naturally he's tall, lean and very good looking. His dry wit and propensity for sarcasm makes him TallDarkAndSnarky as well.



%%* {{Cult}}: His Seekers.

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%%* * {{Cult}}: His Seekers.He's the leader of the Seekers, a cult that claims to have unlocked the lost secrets of divine magic.



%%* {{Foil}}: To Elistan.

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%%* * {{Foil}}: To Elistan.Elistan; the former is a genuine cleric who worships one of the real deities of the world, whilst Hederick has no faith in any higher power and his cult is a sham created to amass money and power.



* GloryHound

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* GloryHoundGloryHound: He's constantly trying to promote himself and earn greater fame and glory.



* HolierThanThou

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* HolierThanThouHolierThanThou: He's pretty typical for Solamnic Knights in the time the story is set. Namely, a self-righteous, smug asshole who thinks himself purer than everyone else because of his knighthood.



* KnightTemplar
* LawfulStupid

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* KnightTemplar
KnightTemplar: He ''will'' do what the Code says, even when it's clearly not the right thing to do.
* LawfulStupidLawfulStupid: Shows why the Solamnic Knights have this sort of reputation, adhering to the letter of the law above and beyond the reality of it.



%%* BadassMustache

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%%* BadassMustache* BadassMustache: Like all Solamnians, he sports a very large and impressive mustache, and as one of the few good Knights in the original Chronicles, it shows what a badass he is.



* ClassicVillain: In the final issue of 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.

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* ClassicVillain: In the final issue of Dragon 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.



* GodOfEvil: Was the most powerdul one.
%%* {{Lust}}: for power, and control

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* GodOfEvil: Was the most powerdul powerful one.
%%* * {{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



* VillainWoobie: Her alternate universe fate in ''There is Another Shore You Know, Upon the Other Side'' was forced to travel around for performances where she was heavily abused (she was depowered down to being a normal human).

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* VillainWoobie: Her alternate universe fate counterpart in ''There is Another Shore You Know, Upon the Other Side'' was forced to travel around for performances where she was heavily abused (she was depowered down to after being a normal human).BroughtDownToNormal.



* {{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.



Formerly humans who labored for Reorx during the Time of Myth, Reorx cursed their ancestors for being dis-satisfactory, turning them into the first gnomes; some of these gnomes were then exposed to the Graygem of Chaos, becoming the first dwarves. At least, that's the story humans tell; dwarves claim they were the ultimate creation of Reorx and other species came about by trial and error. They are divided into four seperate species, which subdivide into assorted clans; Mountain Dwarves live in high mountains and spend most of their life underground mining, whilst Hill Dwarves live in lower hills and are predominantly surface-bound in their lives, whilst Dark Dwarves live exclusively underground and Gully Dwarves are the unwanted bastardization of the race spawned of dwarf/gnome interbreeding.

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Formerly humans who labored for Reorx during the Time of Myth, Reorx cursed their ancestors for being dis-satisfactory, dissatisfactory, turning them into the first gnomes; some of these gnomes were then exposed to the Graygem of Chaos, becoming the first dwarves. At least, that's the story humans tell; dwarves claim they were the ultimate creation of Reorx and other species came about by trial and error. They are divided into four seperate species, which subdivide into assorted clans; Mountain Dwarves live in high mountains and spend most of their life underground mining, whilst Hill Dwarves live in lower hills and are predominantly surface-bound in their lives, whilst Dark Dwarves live exclusively underground and Gully Dwarves are the unwanted bastardization of the race spawned of dwarf/gnome interbreeding.



* GadgeteerGenius: For a loose definition of "genius".

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Formerly humans who labored for Reorx during the Time of Myth, Reorx cursed their ancestors for being dissatisfactory, turning them into the first gnomes and giving them them both a compulsion to pursue technology and the inability to use it properly. They are the ancestors of dwarves and kender, as both races mutated from gnomes exposed to the Graygem of Chaos.

* BunglingInventor: Their racial hat in a nutshell. Gnomes love technology and pursue it incessantly. They just never manage to make it work right.
* DependingOnTheWriter: Exactly ''how'' their BunglingInventor hat is portrayed does vary from author to author in the novels. The Hickmans originally portrayed them as over-complexity-addicted failure-admiring fools, which is how the tabletop game tends to portray them. Other authors are different; for example, Paul B. Thompson and Tonya R. Carter portrayed their tinker gnomes in ''Darkness & Light'' as being perfectly capable inventors, just with a bad tendency towards monomaniacal focus and a lack of thinking about the world around them.
* FantasyGunControl: It's explicitly stated that Krynn has no guns because the only source of such technology is the gnomes. Who, even if they were willing, would make something that would probably be too big, heavy and overcomplicated to use, assuming it didn't just blow up the first time you pulled the trigger.
** In fact, it's subtly implied that Krynn's medieval stasis remains unchallenged mostly because people take a look at gnomes and decide "screw science; sorcery is saner, safer and more reliable" and leave them to it. The sad thing is, they're not exactly ''wrong''.
* 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[=/=]GoneHorribyRight: 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.



* 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''.
* MotorMouth: Gnomes have the ability to "talk and listen at the same time". As a result, their usual habit is to rapidly spit forth a diatribe, including elaborate amounts of information and incorporating answers to asked questions into a single ongoing run-on stream of dialogue



* OurGnomesAreWeirder: The tinker gnomes practically define the "weird gnome" trait in modern fantasy.

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* OurGnomesAreWeirder: The tinker gnomes practically define the "weird gnome" gnome scientist" trait in modern fantasy.fantasy.
* PhraseCatcher: The tinker gnome homeland of Mount Nevermind is actually a case of this; the gnomes never named it, except as a {{Motor Mouth}}ed spiel detailing every physical attribute about it. Eventually, after hearing humans always say "Never Mind" whenever somebody brought up the topic of the gnome homeland's name, they took to calling it Mount Nevermind themselves.
* RubeGoldbergDevice: The general standard tinker gnomes build their science too; overcomplicated rubbish that uses far too many moving parts to achieve the desired effect.




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* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: It was gnomes who brought the Graygem of Chaos from the moon back to Krynn with plans for using it to power some invention or other. This makes them ultimately responsible for everything that the Graygem did.



%%* EnlightenedMysticRace

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



%%* HiddenElfVillage

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%%* HiddenElfVillage* HiddenElfVillage: Irda villages are so well-hidden and isolationistic that there's actually debates amongst the authors/players whether or not they still ''exist''.



%%* VoluntaryShapeshifting

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%%* VoluntaryShapeshifting* VoluntaryShapeshifting: Part of what allows them to survive without their survival going noticed is their ability to turn into different forms.




The Krynnish equivalent of halflings. Like the dwarves, they descended from gnomes who were exposed to the energies of the Graygem of Chaos.

* BeautyEqualsGoodness: Well, "Cuteness Equals Goodness", but the same principle applies. The fact that kender are so childlike and cute is pointed out as part of their fundamental goodness and why they are an important part of the world around them.
* BerserkButton: Don't call a kender a thief. It's one of the few things that makes them mad.



* CuteCrittersActChildlike: They're small people, and tend to be playful, curious, and lacking in self-preservation.
* {{Expy}}: Of ''D&D'''s halflings.

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* CuteCrittersActChildlike: They're small people, and tend to be playful, curious, and lacking in self-preservation.
self-preservation. The novels and gamebooks are adamant that this is supposed to be perceived as endearing.
* {{Expy}}: Of ''D&D'''s halflings.ChaoticStupid: This is how they're perceived InUniverse; a near-total lack of fear, combined with intense curiosity, a short attention span, and a low tolerance for boredom, means kenders are very prone to doing dangerous things just because they can or because it amused them. There's a reason there's a Krynnish saying that amounts to "the most terrifying sound in the world is a Kender saying 'oops'."



* FragileSpeedster: They are small, childlike, dexterous rogues
* {{Hobbits}}: They were designed to fill the same niche as ''D&D'''s halflings, but bear little resemblance to Tolkien's hobbits apart from size. Incidentally, halflings in ''D&D'' were later redesigned to be more like kender.

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* FragileSpeedster: They are small, childlike, dexterous rogues
rogues, so naturally they can't take a lot of punishment.
* GameplayAndStoryIntegration:
** Kender were literally created by the Hickmans asking themselves "okay, halflings in D&D 1e are all thieves; why is that? And if that's the case, how can they still be a good race and so hang out with heroic adventurers?" The result was the kender as they are now; a race of fearless, sticky-fingered eternal children who don't mean to be thieves, but who still act like thieves out of their incessant curiosity.
** In a reversal of the usual use of this trope, fans of the ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' have been known to create house rules to reflect their propensity to pull random crap out of their pockets and pouches, Also, literally their only rule difference to normal halflings relates to their unique abilities, such as taunting and fear resistance.
* {{Hobbits}}: They were designed to fill the same niche as ''D&D'''s halflings, but bear little resemblance to Tolkien's hobbits apart from size. Incidentally, halflings size.
* {{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 ''D&D'' were later redesigned to be more like kender.the first place.




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* StickyFingers: This is pretty much their most defining trait, to the point the "typical kender greeting" from other races is to curse at the kender and protectively grab their pockets or pouches.
* 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.



%%* ALoadOfBull

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%%* ALoadOfBull* ALoadOfBull: Hulking humanoid body, two-toed feet and bovine heads & tails make up the minotaur's physical appearance. Unlike most D&D versions, though, they're a very Roman-inspired species, being civilised (if aggressive and combative) city-dwellers on their own continent, with a love of gladiatorial combat and famous as some of the greatest sailors in the world.



%%* NobleSavage

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%%* NobleSavage* NobleSavage: They're built to varying classes of this archetype.




In the Age of Myth, the gods of evil created the beautiful Irda, but when the Irda's evil caused the race to embrace corruption, the gods of good punished them, destroying their empire and stripping them of their beauty and magical power, leaving behind only twisted and ugly giants in their place.



%%* TheBrute
%%* DumbMuscle
%%* EvilCounterpartRace: To the irda.

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%%* TheBrute
%%* DumbMuscle
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* TheBrute: Ogres are big on brute force and dull cunning as the way to get ahead in the world, although they rarely act as subservient as some examples of this trope.
* DumbMuscle: Not ''as'' dumb as in many other D&D settings, but they're savage and brutish creatures with immense strength.
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EvilCounterpartRace: To the irda.irda. They are the fallen descendants of the original irda, after all.
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