History Characters / ErrantStory

8th Aug '17 8:15:01 AM SeptimusHeap
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* {{Lolicon}}: According to Ellis, these were the only people interested in Meji in Tsuiraku, since being a half-elf makes her look younger than she is.
21st May '17 1:07:38 PM HighCrate
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A seventeen year old [[HalfHumanHybrid half-elf]] mage, though she [[OlderThanTheyLook ages more slowly than a normal human would]] making her look more in the area of twelve. While she starts out irresponsible, selfish, power-hungry, and a bit sadistic [[CharacterDevelopment she slowly matures over the course of the story]], to the point where she actually feels somewhat compelled to help fix the mistakes she has made. She is somewhat GenreSavvy, [[{{Lampshaded}} lampshading]] or [[InvokedTrope invoking]] several of the tropes on this page by name.

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A seventeen year old [[HalfHumanHybrid half-elf]] mage, though she [[OlderThanTheyLook ages more slowly than a normal human would]] making her look more in the area of twelve. While she starts out irresponsible, selfish, power-hungry, and a bit sadistic [[CharacterDevelopment she slowly matures over the course of the story]], to the point where she actually feels somewhat compelled to help fix the mistakes she has made. She is somewhat GenreSavvy, [[{{Lampshaded}} lampshading]] or [[InvokedTrope invoking]] several of the tropes on this page by name.



%%* GenreSavvy
* HalfHumanHybrid: Half-elf, to be precise.



* GenreSavvy: The whole Errant Commentary section is an exercise in genre-savvy-ness.
24th Apr '17 10:37:08 AM Gitman
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* CuttingTheKnot: When Ian gains the powers of Anilis, he allies with the Ensigerum and raises a zombie army to attack the Elven city in revenge for their genocide of half-elves. After the dust has settled, Meji makes it clear that he was using his powers in the most inefficient way possible. She tells the remaining elves that if they piss her off, she will simply stop all their hearts instantly.
22nd Aug '16 1:42:26 PM Graybeard
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* EveryonesBabySister: ''Very'' much against her will: she desperately wants to go out and have adventures like her idol Sarine, but because she's the youngest of all the elves and is considered to be of near-miraculous origins, the elves won't let her, even during their final, species-threatening battle. Finally averted, however, when at a key stage of the battle, Sarine herself starts treating her like a grown-up.
22nd Aug '16 1:14:52 PM Graybeard
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%%* HeelFaceTurn

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%%* HeelFaceTurn* HeelFaceTurn: Maybe, depending on whether one considers her [[http://www.errantstory.com/2006-08-23/553 willingness to accept an order to kill her own brother]] as marking her as a heel. She certainly undergoes ''some'' kind of moral turn after her fight with Sarine, anyway.
22nd Aug '16 1:06:46 PM Graybeard
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* ArmorPiercingResponse: A most incongruous one, as she [[http://www.errantstory.com/2007-11-19/733 deflates the Anilis-supercharged, and thoroughly mad, Ian, as he's threatening to do her terminal magical harm]].
-->'''Anita:''' Okay ... let's try this another way. Settle down and we'll get you a pair of pants. How's that sound?



%%* IronLady
%%* ManipulativeBastard: Although she's plenty hands-on by the end of the story.

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%%* IronLady
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* IronLady: She's the head of the deadliest human fighting force on the planet, and tough as nails.
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ManipulativeBastard: Although Her primary shtick as a leader; see above under ArmorPiercingResponse for an example. However, she's plenty hands-on by the end of the story.
23rd May '16 10:32:48 AM Graybeard
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* SextraCredit: Her attempt to pass her course under Professor Yukiri this way, all the way back at chapter one, is rebuffed, which is why she has to set off on her quest.
20th Apr '16 3:59:13 PM Gitman
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* WellIntentionedExtremist: He wants to make sure that the half-elves of the world won't have to live in fear of elven aggression. Unfortunately, his method of making this happen involves [[spoiler: killing off all of the elves]]. Of course, [[spoiler: he looses the "well intentioned" bit when it's revealed that he blew up the city of Emerylon and killed hundreds if not thousands of innocent people in an attempt to provoke the defending Veracians into killing him because he wanted to die and was to much of a coward to kill himself. And on top of that it didn't work, he killed all the Veracians who tried to stop him, including their artificial god, destroying the city in the process.]]

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* WellIntentionedExtremist: He wants to make sure that the half-elves of the world won't have to live in fear of elven aggression. Unfortunately, his method of making this happen involves [[spoiler: killing off all of the elves]]. Of course, [[spoiler: he looses loses the "well intentioned" bit when it's revealed that he blew up the city of Emerylon and killed hundreds if not thousands of innocent people in an attempt to provoke the defending Veracians into killing him because he wanted to die and was to too much of a coward to kill himself. And on top of that it didn't work, he killed all the Veracians who tried to stop him, including their artificial god, destroying the city in the process.]]



%%* ActionGirl

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%%* ActionGirl* ActionGirl: Has been a soldier or a ranger for thousands of years, with all the combat experience that implies. She was able to fight Anita, perhaps the comic's most skilled martial artist, to a standstill.
18th Apr '16 5:53:26 AM Baeraad555
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* SmugSnake: Despite being the most individually powerful character [[spoiler: prior to Ian's and Meji's respective ascensions]], she spends most of the story sitting around talking about how superior she is and bullying people much weaker than herself, including carrying out a pointless vendetta against a group of mundane assassins for the crime of being BadassNormal enough to have beaten the vastly more powerful Ensigerum ''once''. She claims to be planning to lead the Ensigerum to their long-deserved greatness, but in the end her best plan for doing so turns out to be teaming up with an insane pseudo-deity, in spite of her OnlySaneMan second-in-command repeatedly telling her that that can't possibly end well. And to top it off, it turns out that the Ensigerum's seemingly unopposable time magic is still vulnerable to a number of countermeasures when used against someone who knows about its existence - it's almost like the early Ensigerum leader's had some sort of ''reason'' for deciding that the order should keep a low profile and not try to throw its weight around too much, ''hmmmmmmm,'' Anita?
6th Jan '16 3:15:51 PM Graybeard
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%%* DeadpanSnarker

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%%* DeadpanSnarker* DeadpanSnarker: See SnarkyNonHumanSidekick for the lampshading of the snark part. As for the deadpan part, he [[http://www.errantstory.com/2005-08-05/397 hangs an in-story lampshade for this very trope on Sarine]] with a fine example of his capabilities.
---> '''Sarine:''' So the same people who train the law enforcement also train the criminals ... what a remarkably efficient system.
--->'''Ellis:''' When you say these things, do even you sometimes have trouble telling whether you're being sarcastic or not?



%%* IJustWantToBeBadass: with a passion.

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%%* * IJustWantToBeBadass: with a passion.passion; see under ThisIsSomethingHesGotToDoHimself. She desperately wants to go outside the elven world and be a practicing badass like Sarine, but the other elves won't let her.
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