History Characters / Elantris

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%%* GuileHero

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%%* GuileHero* GuileHero: Although a capable fighter (learnt to fence mostly because it annoyed the hell out of his father, who considered fighting "an activity for peasants), Raoden is best when solving problems with his intelligence and insight.



%%* LoveBeforeFirstSight: With Sarene.

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%%* * LoveBeforeFirstSight: With Sarene.Sarene - they fell in love with each other through letters and then talking through seons. The fact that they felt both alienated in their respective courts may've had something to do with it.



%%* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething

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%%* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: He tries to make people's lives better, both as a prince of Arelone court and later in Elantris. And he is a natural leader.



* SamusIsAGirl: [[spoiler:Nobody had seen her outside her gang, so it was believed that Shaor was a man until Raoden saw otherwise

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* SamusIsAGirl: [[spoiler:Nobody had seen her outside her gang, so it was believed that Shaor was a man until Raoden saw otherwiseotherwise.]]



%%* BladeOnAStick

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%%* BladeOnAStick* BladeOnAStick: His first weapon, before he gets sword stolen by Raoden, is just some rocks tied to a piece of half-rotted wood.



* RealWomenNeverWearDresses: Played with. Sarene ''tries'' to be traditionally feminine sometimes- she's just not very good at it. She does seem quite fond of fancy dresses, though (to the degree that she quickly gives up on wearing mourning because she couldn't stand the mourning dresses she was given), and is specifically referred to as wearing make-up and heels at various times. It seems like she struggles with traditionally feminine ''activities'' more than feminine clothes.

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* RealWomenNeverWearDresses: Played with. Sarene ''tries'' to be traditionally feminine sometimes- sometimes - she's just not very good at it. She does seem quite fond of fancy dresses, though (to the degree that she quickly gives up on wearing mourning because she couldn't stand the mourning dresses she was given), and is specifically referred to as wearing make-up and heels at various times. It seems like she struggles with traditionally feminine ''activities'' more than feminine clothes.



* HappilyMarried: To Daora, and they have three children to show for it

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* HappilyMarried: To Daora, and they have three children to show for itit.



%%* {{Pirate}}: [[spoiler:A legendary one]].

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%%* * {{Pirate}}: [[spoiler:A legendary one]].one - fifteen years before the events of the book, he tried to take the Teod throne by force with his pirates]].



* MasterSwordsman: Extremely good with a sword in his hand, [[spoiler:as his final moments can attest.]]

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* MasterSwordsman: Extremely good with a sword in his hand, [[spoiler:as as his fencing duel with Sarene and[[spoiler:as his final moments moments]] can attest.]]



* TheAtoner: Increasingly, after what happened in Duladen. It culminates in the finale when [[spoiler: he turns Wyrn and Dilaf out of a sense of justice, and in doing so helps save both Arelon and Teod.]]

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* TheAtoner: Increasingly, after what happened in Duladen. It culminates in the finale when [[spoiler: he turns against Wyrn and Dilaf out of a sense of justice, and in doing so helps save both Arelon and Teod.]]



* FatBastard: He's quite obest and very much a ManipulativeBastard.

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* FatBastard: He's quite obest obese and very much a ManipulativeBastard.
15th Feb '16 4:26:07 PM drbreakfast
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* BigEater: it's suggested that the cooks who served Sarene in Teod were more respectful of her big appetite than anything else about her. When she effortlessly demolishes five whole plates of her uncle's cooking after [[spoiler:five few days of eating modest Elantrian portions]] her friends aren't even slightly surprised, commenting that someone her height has a lot of body to fuel.

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* BigEater: it's suggested that the cooks who served Sarene in Teod were more respectful of her big appetite than anything else about her. When she effortlessly demolishes five whole plates of her uncle's cooking after [[spoiler:five few days of eating modest Elantrian portions]] her friends aren't even slightly surprised, commenting that someone her height has a lot of body to fuel.
15th Feb '16 4:20:22 PM drbreakfast
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* BigEater: it's suggested that the cooks who served Sarene in Teod were more respectful of her big appetite than anything else about it. When she effortlessly demolishes five whole plates of her uncle's cooking after [[spoiler:five few days of eating modest Elantrian portions]] her friends aren't even slightly surprised, commenting that someone her height has a lot of body to fuel.

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* BigEater: it's suggested that the cooks who served Sarene in Teod were more respectful of her big appetite than anything else about it.her. When she effortlessly demolishes five whole plates of her uncle's cooking after [[spoiler:five few days of eating modest Elantrian portions]] her friends aren't even slightly surprised, commenting that someone her height has a lot of body to fuel.
15th Feb '16 4:19:51 PM drbreakfast
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* BigEater: it's suggested that the cooks who served Sarene in Teod were more respectful of her big appetite than anything else about it. When she effortlessly demolishes five whole plates of her uncle's cooking after [[spoiler:five few days of eating modest Elantrian portions]] her friends aren't even slightly surprised, commenting that someone her height has a lot of body to fuel.
16th Jan '16 12:08:46 AM ACW
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* CompleteMonster: InvokedTrope. He once killed a man to save himself a fifteen minute walk [[spoiler:by using Dakhor BloodMagic]]. His evil is a standout among Brandon Sanderson's books, as he always works to make sure that people are never {{Card Carrying Villain}}s, and instead are believably the heroes of their own stories and have their own reasonable justifications. Even in that case, he still calls Dilaf "an evil man" in his [[WordOfGod annotation]] for Chapter 60.
-->'''Creator/BrandonSanderson:''' Here is a man who kills for pleasure. [[SubvertedTrope No matter]] [[FreudianExcuse how wronged he was in the past]], he has no justification for [[{{Sadist}} the cruelty and enjoyment he displays in anticipating]] [[spoiler:Sarene]]ís death. This is an evil man.
12th Jan '16 2:10:09 AM CaellachTigerEye
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* BlackBestFriend: Downplayed, but the Dulas are AmbiguouslyBrown (stated to be darker skinned without explicit description of how much darker they are than Arelish).



%%* TheConfidant
%%* TheCynic
%%* DeadpanSnarker
%%* HeterosexualLifePartners: With Raoden.
%%* KnightInSourArmor
%%* TheLancer

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%%* TheConfidant
%%* TheCynic
%%* DeadpanSnarker
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* TheConfidant: Even from the start, he's pragmatic enough that Raoden trusts him with the LongGame of his plans before anyone else.
* TheCynic: A sharp contrast to most Dulas, as Raoden and others note. His upbringing has a fair bit to do with it.
* DeadpanSnarker: Always has a quip or two handy for whatever the situation
*
HeterosexualLifePartners: With Raoden.
%%* KnightInSourArmor
%%* TheLancer
Raoden. Originally he was recruited by the former prince for being the OnlySaneMan in Elantris, but over time they forged a genuine bond of friendship and trust.
* KnightInSourArmor: Cynical and pessimistic, but when Raoden's efforts begin to show results Galladon really comes to believe in him (though he won't admit it for some time).
* TheLancer: Being Raoden's closest friend and confidant, he's this for him in the Elantris plotline. Eventually shares the role with Karata.



%%* ActionGirl

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%%* ActionGirl* ActionGirl: She's the only female gang leader - and the most competent, before Raoden's arrival - for a reason.



* TheLancer: [[spoiler:Becomes a secondary one to Raoden, along with Galladon, after he earns her trust and she discovers his identity.]]



%%* VasquezAlwaysDies

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%%* VasquezAlwaysDies
* VasquezAlwaysDies: [[spoiler:She's not the only woman to die in the climax, but she ''is'' the one closest to this character type.]]



* HeelFaceTurn: Like Karata, though it takes a bit more effort in his case.



%%* HoistByTheirOwnPetard: [[spoiler:Killed by her own gang.]]
%%* KidsAreCruel

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%%* * HoistByTheirOwnPetard: [[spoiler:Killed by her own gang.gang, when her infallibility is proven before their eyes and they defect to the evidently more capable "Lord Spirit".]]
%%* KidsAreCruel* KidsAreCruel: [[spoiler:Youthful and malicious - she was the spoiled daughter of Duke Telrii as a human, and becoming an Elantrian when doing so was detrimental to the mind didn't help in the least...]]



%%* SamusIsAGirl
%%* SpoiledBrat: [[spoiler:Even Raoden thinks so.]]
%%* YoungAndInCharge: [[spoiler:Of her gang.]]

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%%* SamusIsAGirl
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* SamusIsAGirl: [[spoiler:Nobody had seen her outside her gang, so it was believed that Shaor was a man until Raoden saw otherwise
*
SpoiledBrat: [[spoiler:Even Raoden thinks so.so - apparently, she was this even before the Shaod took her.]]
%%* * YoungAndInCharge: [[spoiler:Of her gang.gang - physically, she's still a child not even in her preteens.]]



%%* {{Badass}}: As bodyguard to Raoden.

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%%* * {{Badass}}: As bodyguard to Raoden.Raoden, and he takes extreme pride in his chosen job.



%%* UndyingLoyalty: To "Lord Spirit."

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%%* * UndyingLoyalty: To "Lord Spirit."
Spirit"; even when [[spoiler:he becomes a Hoed, his failure is foremost on his mind.]]



%%* ActionGirl

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%%* ActionGirl* ActionGirl: It's not her ''forte'' the way politics is, but she's a fairly capable swordswoman and practices with her RoyalRapier for recreation as well as empowerment.



%%* TheChessmaster

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%%* TheChessmaster* TheChessmaster: She's politically astute, having been guided by her father to be active in this field.



%%* GuileHero
%%* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold

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%%* GuileHero
%%* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold
* GuileHero: More liable to use her brain than anything else, enough so that she quickly earns the respect of [[WorthyOpponent Hrathen]] and any others who see her intelligence.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Has blonde hair and is very kind-hearted and caring.



%%* LoveBeforeFirstSight: With Raoden.

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%%* * LoveBeforeFirstSight: With Raoden.Raoden, as she came to love the man she was learning about through their letters (even if she was unsure how he'd turn out in real life). She really came to believe that she could learn to love him, too, not quite aware that she already did.



* RoyalRapier: Justified, as in Teod the rapier became a WeaponOfChoice for much of the noblewomen - as Sarene explains, the men of her country have historically considered it unmanly, but the women in turn picked it up as a result and became good at using it for its lightness and swiftness in combat. Thus, fencing became a popular sport with Teoish women.



%%* WorthyOpponent: To Hrathen.

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%%* * WorthyOpponent: To Hrathen.
Hrathen, and she shares the sentiment.



%%* CoolUncle: To Sarene.
%%* HappilyMarried

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%%* * CoolUncle: To Sarene.
%%* HappilyMarried
Sarene, who has many fond memories of him as a child and was puzzled when he stopped appearing at her father's court.
* HappilyMarried: To Daora, and they have three children to show for it



%%* SupremeChef

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%%* SupremeChef
* SupremeChef: Sarene was surprised to discover this side of him. He ''could'' have others do his cooking for him, he just chooses not to because he enjoys it, and he's damn exceptional at it to boot.



%%* CoolOldGuy
%%* FriendlyRivalry: Mostly.
%%* ReasonableAuthorityFigure
%%* TheRival: To Ahan.

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%%* CoolOldGuy
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* CoolOldGuy: He's a cunning, but genial man in his fifties, and he becomes a good friend to Sarene.
*
FriendlyRivalry: Mostly.
%%* ReasonableAuthorityFigure
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With Ahan, for the most part - though half the time outsides can't be sure how much is genuine friendliness and how much is competitiveness.
* HonestCorporateExecutive[=/=]ReasonableAuthorityFigure: In contrast to King Iadon and Duke Telrii, he is a much more open-minded man and an honest merchant.
* HonouraryUncle[=/=]ParentalSubstitute: he's been this for Raoden, having been the former since the prince was a child and a guiding moral influence in the fundamental years of the boy's life. Raoden seems to view him as the father that Iadon ultimately failed to be.
*
TheRival: To Ahan.Ahan, in the business sense.



%%* BadassNormal: He has no access to the Dor.

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%%* * BadassNormal: He has no access to the Dor.Dor, but is a very capable swordman.



%%* MasterSwordsman

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%%* MasterSwordsman* MasterSwordsman: Extremely good with a sword in his hand, [[spoiler:as his final moments can attest.]]



%%* PostVictoryCollapse: [[spoiler:Of the dead kind.]]

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%%* * PostVictoryCollapse: [[spoiler:Of the dead kind.kind - he only succumbs after Telrii is dead.]]



%%* MrFanservice: InUniverse.

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%%* * MrFanservice: InUniverse.InUniverse, practically every woman finds him attractive - even Sarene, though she's not in love with him (though her aunt thinks as much).
* TokenMinority: Jindo is a FantasyCounterpartCulture to East Asia (China most of all), and he's the one member of his people who has become a prominent noble in Arelon (and among the rebels, too).



%%* FriendlyRivalry: For the most part.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler:His reaction to Roial's death.]]
%%* RebelliousRebel

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%%* * FriendlyRivalry: For To Roial, for the most part.
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler:His reaction to Roial's death.
part. [[spoiler:Until he takes the "rival" aspect too far...]]
%%* * MyGodWhatHaveIDone: [[spoiler:His reaction to Roial's death - he really thought nobody would die and was horrified when his sometimes-friend was summarily executed before his eyes.]]
*
RebelliousRebel



%%* RivalTurnedEvil: Or, at the very least, extremely misguided. [[spoiler:He sides with the throne to have the rebels imprisoned... [[StupidEvil just so that he can one-up Roial for once]].]]

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%%* * RivalTurnedEvil: Or, at the very least, extremely misguided. [[spoiler:He sides with the throne to have the rebels imprisoned... [[StupidEvil just so that he can one-up Roial for once]].]]



%%* AntiVillain: [[SlidingScaleOfAntiVillains Type III]].
%%* TheAtoner: Increasingly, culminating in the finale.
%%* BadassPreacher

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%%* * AntiVillain: [[SlidingScaleOfAntiVillains Type III]].
%%*
III]]. His SympatheticPOV keeps him from coming across as evil.
*
TheAtoner: Increasingly, culminating after what happened in Duladen. It culminates in the finale.
%%* BadassPreacher
finale when [[spoiler: he turns Wyrn and Dilaf out of a sense of justice, and in doing so helps save both Arelon and Teod.]]
* BadassPreacher: Nothing he does is just for show



%%* TheChessmaster
%%* ChurchMilitant

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%%* TheChessmaster
%%* ChurchMilitant
* TheChessmaster: Even with a three-month limit on his efforts to convert Arelon, he's quite apt and adjusting his plans. [[spoiler:At least until it all falls apart.]]
* ChurchMilitant: Although in his case he tries to tone down the militant part as much as possible, not wanting to shed unnecessary blood if possible.



%%* TheSpock: In heavy contrast to [[TheMcCoy Dilaf]].

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%%* TheSpock: * TheSpock[=/=]TheStoic: In heavy contrast to [[TheMcCoy Dilaf]].



%%* WorthyOpponent: To Sarene.

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%%* * WorthyOpponent: To Sarene.
Sarene, and he shares the sentiment.



%%* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:Hangs himself.]]

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%%* * DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:Hangs himself.[[spoiler:He hangs himself after his ruthless actions are revealed.]]



%%* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: Extremely sexist.
%%* SmugSnake

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%%* * PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: Extremely sexist.
%%* SmugSnake
sexist; Sarene's BrainlessBeauty act is so transparently obvious, yet he buys it because of his lack of respect for women.
* SmugSnake: To the point that Sarene was very easily able to manipulate him by playing into his preconceived notions and ideas.



%%* CorruptCorporateExecutive
%%* FatBastard

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%%* CorruptCorporateExecutive
%%* FatBastard
* BigBadWannabe: Plots to be King of Arelon and bring it under his control, but he's really not as dangerous as he thinks he is.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: His means of keeping his wealth are highly amoral.
* FatBastard: He's quite obest and very much a ManipulativeBastard.



%%* SmugSnake

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%%* SmugSnake
* SmugSnake: He thinks everyone else is playing to his tune, not aware that he's the one being used by Hrathen [[spoiler:and Dilaf, among others]]. He's also not nearly as smart as he thinks he is.



* Complete Monster: InvokedTrope. He once killed a man to save himself a fifteen minute walk [[spoiler:by using Dakhor BloodMagic]]. His evil is a standout among Brandon Sanderson's books, as he always works to make sure that people are never {{Card Carrying Villain}}s, and instead are believably the heroes of their own stories and have their own reasonable justifications. Even in that case, he still calls Dilaf "an evil man" in his [[WordOfGod annotation]] for Chapter 60.

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* Complete Monster: CompleteMonster: InvokedTrope. He once killed a man to save himself a fifteen minute walk [[spoiler:by using Dakhor BloodMagic]]. His evil is a standout among Brandon Sanderson's books, as he always works to make sure that people are never {{Card Carrying Villain}}s, and instead are believably the heroes of their own stories and have their own reasonable justifications. Even in that case, he still calls Dilaf "an evil man" in his [[WordOfGod annotation]] for Chapter 60.



%%* TheFundamentalist

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%%* TheFundamentalist* TheFundamentalist: Utterly convinced in his own faith, and in the evils of everyone else's.



%%* SuperSoldier

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%%* SuperSoldier* SuperSoldier: [[spoiler:Being a Dakhor priest.]]



%%* BigBad

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%%* BigBad* BigBad: He's the essential head of the Shu-Dereth church as well as TheEmperor, and Hrathen acts under his orders to bring Arelon to heel. [[spoiler:As does Dilaf, for different reasons.]]



%%* EvilOverlord

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%%* EvilOverlord* EvilOverlord: The perspective of those outside his empire, who oppose his rule and efforts at conquest.
23rd Sep '15 12:24:09 PM Enkind
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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Averted, twice. First her distribution of food nearly destroyed the fledging New Elantris and on the second occasion she wounds Spirit and almost blows his disguise ahead of time just because she didn't like how he acted. Both times only Raoden's quick wit was able to avert disaster.
7th Aug '15 7:58:57 AM DarkStarling
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* TwentyFourHourArmor: Of a sort. His vestments include armor, since he's a priest in a ChurchMilitant, but he can take them off to sleep. Most Derethi priests use it for show. [[spoiler:Not Hrathen.]]

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* TwentyFourHourArmor: Of a sort. His vestments include armor, since he's a priest in a ChurchMilitant, but he can take them off to sleep. Most Derethi priests use it for show. [[spoiler:Not Hrathen.[[spoiler:He does not.]]
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* MoralSociopathy: [[spoiler:For instance, back when Hrathen was in his monastery, he sacrificed a monk's life to save a fifteen minute walk. That drove Hrathen to leave the monastery.]]

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* MoralSociopathy: [[spoiler:For instance, back when Hrathen was in his monastery, he sacrificed a monk's life to save a fifteen minute walk. He justifies it by saying that the demonstrations of fanatic faith by the sacrifice was meant to inspire others, but...yeah. That incident drove Hrathen to leave the monastery.]]
17th Apr '15 3:07:20 PM ACW
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* CompleteMonster: InvokedTrope. He once killed a man to save himself a fifteen minute walk [[spoiler:by using Dakhor BloodMagic]]. His evil is a standout among Brandon Sanderson's books, as he always works to make sure that people are never {{Card Carrying Villain}}s, and instead are believably the heroes of their own stories and have their own reasonable justifications. Even in that case, he still calls Dilaf "an evil man" in his [[WordOfGod annotation]] for Chapter 60.

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* CompleteMonster: Complete Monster: InvokedTrope. He once killed a man to save himself a fifteen minute walk [[spoiler:by using Dakhor BloodMagic]]. His evil is a standout among Brandon Sanderson's books, as he always works to make sure that people are never {{Card Carrying Villain}}s, and instead are believably the heroes of their own stories and have their own reasonable justifications. Even in that case, he still calls Dilaf "an evil man" in his [[WordOfGod annotation]] for Chapter 60.
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