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5th Nov '16 11:51:03 AM Theriocephalus
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Leviathan was once second-in-command of the Navy of the Solar Deliberative, one of the highest ranks attained by a Lunar during the First Age. He was the mate and boon companion of Kendik Arkadi- - their relationship was extremely close, if entirely non-romantic. Which made it all the more awkward when Leviathan fell hard for Queen Amyana, Kendik's wife and empress of the floating city of Luthe. Their relationship carried on in secret for decades until the Usurpation came. Torn between his mate and his lover, Leviathan tried to save Amyana -- only to arrive too late, and having traveled too far to save Kendik. In vengeance, he sunk the entire Navy in one blow, allowed the city of Luthe to fall beneath the waves, and took off. He's remained in his spirit shape of an orca ever since, and rules over/terrifies the still-inhabited city of Luthe.

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Leviathan was once second-in-command of the Navy of the Solar Deliberative, one of the highest ranks attained by a Lunar during the First Age. He was the mate and boon companion of Kendik Arkadi- - Arkadi -- their relationship was extremely close, if entirely non-romantic. Which made it all the more awkward when Leviathan fell hard for Queen Amyana, Kendik's wife and empress of the floating city of Luthe. Their relationship carried on in secret for decades until the Usurpation came. Torn between his mate and his lover, Leviathan tried to save Amyana -- only to arrive too late, and having traveled too far to save Kendik. In vengeance, he sunk the entire Navy in one blow, allowed the city of Luthe to fall beneath the waves, and took off. He's remained in his spirit shape of an orca ever since, and rules over/terrifies the still-inhabited city of Luthe.
31st Oct '16 4:08:19 PM Theriocephalus
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* CreepyChild: You read the above, right ?

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* CreepyChild: You read the above, right ?As a child, she had a fondness for torturing small animals to death. She later expanded her practice to her family members.
9th Oct '16 4:57:25 PM Steam_Lord
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* Dragon-Blooded: To the Realm, and people he's conquered.

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* Dragon-Blooded: EvilOldFolks: To the Realm, and people he's conquered.
9th Oct '16 12:13:27 AM Theriocephalus
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* EvilOldFolks: To the Realm, and people he's conquered.

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* EvilOldFolks: Dragon-Blooded: To the Realm, and people he's conquered.



* TheFundamentalist: One of the many traits she shares with Deled, except that her devotion manifests in praise of (and sacrifice of Dragonblooded to) the Unconquered Sun. She even claims that those who die in the service of the Unconquered Sun will be reborn as Dragonblooded in the new, glorious era. Making comparisons in her hearing to the Immaculate Faith's claims that virtue in mortals is rewarded with reincarnation as Dragonblooded would probably be unwise.

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* TheFundamentalist: One of the many traits she shares with Deled, except that her devotion manifests in praise of (and sacrifice of Dragonblooded Dragon-Blooded to) the Unconquered Sun. She even claims that those who die in the service of the Unconquered Sun will be reborn as Dragonblooded Dragon-Blooded in the new, glorious era. Making comparisons in her hearing to the Immaculate Faith's claims that virtue in mortals is rewarded with reincarnation as Dragonblooded Dragon-Blooded would probably be unwise.



* SolarPoweredMagnifyingGlass: ''[[{{Splat}} Castebook: Dawn]]'' has her fantasizing about using one of these to kill captured Dragonblooded.

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* SolarPoweredMagnifyingGlass: ''[[{{Splat}} Castebook: Dawn]]'' has her fantasizing about using one of these to kill captured Dragonblooded.Dragon-Blooded.



* SerialKiller: Again -- ''twelve men to steal their lives''.

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* SerialKiller: Again -- ''twelve ''he killed twelve men to steal their lives''.



An actor beyond compare, Mirror Flag sees the world in terms of the drama she loves. Unfortunately, Creation does not work on the TheoryOfNarrativeCausality...so, like a true Solar, she's decided to fix that. A MasterOfDisguise, she takes on a new identity wherever she goes. Using powerful social charms, she manipulates people and events, weaving them into a satisfying and properly dramatic narrative in which [[TheGoodGuysAlwaysWin virtue triumphs]] and [[LaserGuidedKarma the wicked are punished]].

So far, so good. Where it gets disturbing, though, is that Mirror Flag has rewritten her own identity and {{Backstory}} so well and so often that [[MultipleChoicePast even she isn't sure who she really is anymore]]. And given her questionable sanity, it's not at all clear how many of the "villains" she casts down are genuinely guilty and how many just seemed like the kind of person she thinks ''should'' be holding the VillainBall. Ultimately, Mirror Flag is a prime example of why the Immaculate Faith isn't entirely wrong when it refers to Eclipse Caste Solars as Deceivers. Oh, it's not that she's a bad person, exactly...or, more precisely, it's that you really can't tell. And neither can she.

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An actor beyond compare, Mirror Flag sees the world in terms of the drama she loves. Unfortunately, Creation does not work on the TheoryOfNarrativeCausality... so, like a true Solar, she's decided to fix that. A MasterOfDisguise, she takes on a new identity wherever she goes. Using powerful social charms, she manipulates people and events, weaving them into a satisfying and properly dramatic narrative in which [[TheGoodGuysAlwaysWin virtue triumphs]] and [[LaserGuidedKarma the wicked are punished]].

So far, so good. Where it gets disturbing, though, is that Mirror Flag has rewritten her own identity and {{Backstory}} so well and so often that [[MultipleChoicePast even she isn't sure who she really is anymore]]. And given her questionable sanity, it's not at all clear how many of the "villains" she casts down are genuinely guilty and how many just seemed like the kind of person she thinks ''should'' be holding the VillainBall. Ultimately, Mirror Flag is a prime example of why the Immaculate Faith isn't entirely wrong when it refers to Eclipse Caste Solars as Deceivers. Oh, it's not that she's a bad person, exactly... or, more precisely, it's that you really can't tell. And neither can she.



A martial arts master of House Peleps, he is devoted to the Wyld Hunt as well as in love with Lidaal Aruna. Taguro forms the BigBadDuumvirate of the [[ComicBook/{{Exalted}} Udon comic]] with her and serves as a first-hand perspective on how Dragonblooded society works.

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A martial arts master of House Peleps, he is devoted to the Wyld Hunt as well as in love with Lidaal Aruna. Taguro forms the BigBadDuumvirate of the [[ComicBook/{{Exalted}} Udon comic]] with her and serves as a first-hand perspective on how Dragonblooded Dragon-Blooded society works.
5th Oct '16 9:32:03 PM Theriocephalus
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The ''problem'' is that on occasion, the horoscopes will glitch or someone will forget the time a baby was born, resulting in an outcaste, who is literally not a legal citizen of Varang -- such as Havesh, whose mother was drunk when the priests came to horoscope him. For all her faults, she tried to raise him the best she could, but that didn't stop Varang's social system from teaching him he was scum in their eyes, nobody worth mentioning at all except as a random beggar. He pulled himself out of the gutter though, becoming an expert thief, to the point where someone offered him a high-paying assassination contract. Unfortunately, he screwed it up, but he refused to back down until the job was done, drawing a Night Exaltation. After [[CurbStompBattle handily finishing]] the job, a thought struck him-if he couldn't be a rich and happy man himself, why not [[CriminalDoppelganger steal the life of someone who was?]]

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The ''problem'' is that on occasion, the horoscopes will glitch or someone will forget the time a baby was born, resulting in an outcaste, who is literally not a legal citizen of Varang -- such as Havesh, whose mother was drunk when the priests came to horoscope him. For all her faults, she tried to raise him the best she could, but that didn't stop Varang's social system from teaching him he was scum in their eyes, nobody worth mentioning at all except as a random beggar. He pulled himself out of the gutter though, becoming an expert thief, to the point where someone offered him a high-paying assassination contract. Unfortunately, he screwed it up, but he refused to back down until the job was done, drawing a Night Exaltation. After [[CurbStompBattle handily finishing]] the job, a thought struck him-if him -- if he couldn't be a rich and happy man himself, why not [[CriminalDoppelganger steal the life of someone who was?]]
5th Oct '16 9:22:06 PM Theriocephalus
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* {{Open Minded Parent}}s: Dereth -- effectively transexuals -- such as Diamond are generally accepted and embraced in Delzhan society, and Diamond's parents were no exception; the largest family trouble he caused when declaring his status was mildly annoying his father, who had brought gifts worthy of a fine noble''woman's'' coming of age.

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* {{Open Minded Parent}}s: OpenMindedParent: Dereth -- effectively transexuals -- such as Diamond are generally accepted and embraced in Delzhan society, and Diamond's parents were no exception; the largest family trouble he caused when declaring his status was mildly annoying his father, who had brought gifts worthy of a fine noble''woman's'' coming of age.



* [[ContractontheHitman Contract on the Prizefighter]]: Is targeted by people because of his previous deeds.

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* [[ContractontheHitman Contract on the Prizefighter]]: ContractontheHitman: Is targeted by people because of his previous deeds.



* [[GenerationXerox Incarnation Xerox]]: Of the iconic Solar circle, she is the most like her First Age incarnation (Bright Shattered Ice). This is not a good thing: both characters are [[{{Jerkass}} Creation-class bitches]], take morally-questionable steps in order to get what they want, and exhibit little in the way of empathy for the people around them. Mind you, she ''is'' [[DownplayedTrope nicer than Ice was]], but seeing how Ice was a straight-up EvilOverlord, that's not saying much.

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* [[GenerationXerox GenerationXerox: or Incarnation Xerox]]: Xerox, at least. Of the iconic Solar circle, she is the most like her First Age incarnation (Bright Shattered Ice). This is not a good thing: both characters are [[{{Jerkass}} Creation-class bitches]], take morally-questionable steps in order to get what they want, and exhibit little in the way of empathy for the people around them. Mind you, she ''is'' [[DownplayedTrope nicer than Ice was]], but seeing how Ice was a straight-up EvilOverlord, that's not saying much.



* DeadPersonImpersonation: His ''modus operandi''--he disguises himself as one of his victims and lives his life for a time, up until people get suspicious and he has to bail.

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* DeadPersonImpersonation: His ''modus operandi''--he operandi'' -- he disguises himself as one of his victims and lives his life for a time, up until people get suspicious and he has to bail.



* FromNobodyToNightmare: Began as a random outcaste street rat. Became ParanoiaFuel for the entire Varang region. And if he starts getting ambitious...well, who knows?

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* FromNobodyToNightmare: Began as a random outcaste street rat. Became ParanoiaFuel for the entire Varang region. And if he starts getting ambitious... well, who knows?



* SerialKiller: Again-''twelve men to steal their lives''.

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* SerialKiller: Again-''twelve Again -- ''twelve men to steal their lives''.



* {{Badass}}
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* TheDrifter

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* FolkHero

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* NoNameGiven

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* [[BadassGrandpa Badass Grandma]]: She had retired prior to her Exaltation. Due to having Dragon-Blooded relatives, looks older than her mother and two brothers by a few decades.

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* [[BadassGrandpa Badass Grandma]]: BadassGrandpa: Female version. She had retired prior to her Exaltation. Due to having Dragon-Blooded relatives, looks older than her mother and two brothers by a few decades.



* CoolOldGuy

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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure


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* [[spoiler:DealWithTheDevil: A few details in the story hint that the "lovely spirit" was in fact the demon [[HornyDevils Mara]]. As with many tropes in Exalted, this one isn't played straight -- the Unconquered Sun was aware of this, and decided Sorcery's benefits outweighed its faults.]]

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* [[spoiler:DealWithTheDevil: A DealWithTheDevil: [[spoiler:A few details in the story hint that the "lovely spirit" was in fact the demon [[HornyDevils Mara]]. As with many tropes in Exalted, this one isn't played straight -- the Unconquered Sun was aware of this, and decided Sorcery's benefits outweighed its faults.]]



* {{Bishonen}}

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* MysticalWhiteHair

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* {{Expy}}: of Creator/BruceLee.

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* {{Expy}}: of Of Creator/BruceLee.



* SternTeacher

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* [[VainSorceress Vain Lunar Barbarian Warlord]]: Going by his character sheet, he's still the most handsome man most people will ever see, but the idea that he's no longer transcendently, inhumanly beautiful bothers him so much that he refuses to ever take human form again. And that degradation in his appearance is the main reason why he wants to smash everything.

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* [[VainSorceress Vain Lunar Barbarian Warlord]]: VainSorceress: Gender-flipped. Going by his character sheet, he's still the most handsome man most people will ever see, but the idea that he's no longer transcendently, inhumanly beautiful bothers him so much that he refuses to ever take human form again. And that degradation in his appearance is the main reason why he wants to smash everything.



* {{Adorkable}}

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* ConsummateLiar

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* JadeColoredGlasses

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* {{Ninja}}

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* [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil Raping Your Social Equals Is A Special Kind of Evil]]: Was assigned to Wangler's Knob (the ass end of nowhere, as far as the Realm is concerned) because he raped a young woman... which wouldn't have been a big deal if she hadn't Exalted as a Dragon-Blood during the attack.

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* [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil Raping Your Social Equals Is A Special Kind of Evil]]: Was RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil: Played with. He was assigned to Wangler's Knob (the ass end of nowhere, as far as the Realm is concerned) because he raped a young woman... which wouldn't have been a big deal if she hadn't Exalted as a Dragon-Blood during the attack.



* CoolOldGuy

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* OldSoldier

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* RetiredBadass

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* SmallNameBigEgo

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* [[SmallGirlBigGun Small Woman, Big Sword]]: In many illustrations, it bears a distinct resemblance to [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Cloud Strife's buster sword]].

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* [[SmallGirlBigGun Small Woman, Big Sword]]: SmallGirlBigGun: Or sword, anyway. In many illustrations, it bears a distinct resemblance to [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII Cloud Strife's buster sword]].



* {{Bishounen}}

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* DangerousForbiddenTechnique

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* JustThinkOfThePotential

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* SuperPowerMeltdown

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* DepravedBisexual

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* FauxAffablyEvil
* LastOfHisKind
* SerialKiller
* TheSocialExpert

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* %%* LastOfHisKind
* %%* SerialKiller
* %%* TheSocialExpert



* [[BarbarianHero Barbarian Antihero]]
* TheBrute

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* [[BarbarianHero Barbarian Antihero]]
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* TheBigBad

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The iconic Defiler Caste. Bitter Copal grew up in An-Teng, where worship of Yozis such as She Who Lives In Her Name was quietly accepted. He was trained in the medical arts, and eventually ended up serving on a ship crewed by Dragon-Blooded. When the captain was grievously wounded, he did what he could to save the man, but that required amputating his arm. Unfortunately, the captain's underlings strongly disagreed with this course of action, and ended up deciding that Bitter Copal needed to pay in full for what he did. After having his arm chopped off and getting thrown in the brig, Bitter Copal prayed to the Yozis...and they answered, as a demonic swarm tore through the ship, killing the others, while he entered his chrysalis. Now fully emerged and versed in the ways of helltech, he aims to bring order back to An-Teng -- the order of She Who Lives In Her Name.

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The iconic Defiler Caste. Bitter Copal grew up in An-Teng, where worship of Yozis such as She Who Lives In Her Name was quietly accepted. He was trained in the medical arts, and eventually ended up serving on a ship crewed by Dragon-Blooded. When the captain was grievously wounded, he did what he could to save the man, but that required amputating his arm. Unfortunately, the captain's underlings strongly disagreed with this course of action, and ended up deciding that Bitter Copal needed to pay in full for what he did. After having his arm chopped off and getting thrown in the brig, Bitter Copal prayed to the Yozis... and they answered, as a demonic swarm tore through the ship, killing the others, while he entered his chrysalis. Now fully emerged and versed in the ways of helltech, he aims to bring order back to An-Teng -- the order of She Who Lives In Her Name.



* TheEvilGenius / MadScientist: His Motivation is to construct a wonder more terrible than any seen in the First Age. When you consider some of the things they did in the First Age, that's pretty fucking horrifying.

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* TheEvilGenius / MadScientist: His Motivation is to construct a wonder more terrible than any seen in the First Age. When you consider some of the things they did in the First Age, that's pretty fucking horrifying.



* TheDragon

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* PrettyBoy

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Once upon a time, one of House Manosque's scions, Viridian, attempted to seize the throne from the Scarlet Empress with the Eye of Autochthon. That ended badly, as most things involving the Eye tend to. Afterwards, the entire house was put to the sword - save for one. The heirs of House Manosque are made aware of their heritage, and forbidden from serving the Realm in any way that would grant them power, as a way of paying for the sins of their forebears. It's also a very good way to breed long-standing resentment. So when the Ebon Dragon approached Manosque Cyan with an offer to drive the Realm to ruin, she gladly accepted. She's the iconic Fiend.

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Once upon a time, one of House Manosque's scions, Viridian, attempted to seize the throne from the Scarlet Empress with the Eye of Autochthon. That ended badly, as most things involving the Eye tend to. Afterwards, the entire house was put to the sword - -- save for one. The heirs of House Manosque are made aware of their heritage, and forbidden from serving the Realm in any way that would grant them power, as a way of paying for the sins of their forebears. It's also a very good way to breed long-standing resentment. So when the Ebon Dragon approached Manosque Cyan with an offer to drive the Realm to ruin, she gladly accepted. She's the iconic Fiend.



* TheDarkChick

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* ManipulativeBastard

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* {{Revenge}}: Wants to return the favor to the Realm.

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* {{Revenge}}: Wants The realm wiped out her House, and she plans to return the favor to the Realm.
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* ScaledUp[=/=]SuperMode[=/=]OneWingedAngel[=/=]MakeMeWannaShout: When she gets serious about combat, shifts into an eyeless dragon that kills with sonic screams that can shatter marble.

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* ScaledUp[=/=]SuperMode[=/=]OneWingedAngel[=/=]MakeMeWannaShout: ScaledUp: When she gets serious about combat, shifts into an eyeless dragon that kills with sonic screams that can shatter marble.



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* [[TurnedAgainstTheirMasters Turned Against Her Creator]]: It's hard to ''blame'' her, given what Kings of the Wood are, but still...

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* [[TurnedAgainstTheirMasters Turned Against Her Creator]]: TurnedAgainstTheirMasters: It's hard to ''blame'' her, given what Kings of the Wood are, but still...



* AllUpToYou / ItsUpToYou: Janest becomes the Harvest Exalted, but it costs the life of the god who does it. She then proceeds to take on the army of Fair Folk menacing her home singlehandedly. WordOfGod says that she at least manages to drive them off, though that may be because the nobles in charge recognize her as a WorthyOpponent and decide she's of more use to them alive (and as a great antagonist for their dramas) than dead.
* [[HappilyAdopted Happily Abducted]]: The field-maidens are all abducted as infants. They all know this. Janest seems entirely content with her lot in life.

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* AllUpToYou / ItsUpToYou: AllUpToYou: Janest becomes the Harvest Exalted, but it costs the life of the god who does it. She then proceeds to take on the army of Fair Folk menacing her home singlehandedly. WordOfGod says that she at least manages to drive them off, though that may be because the nobles in charge recognize her as a WorthyOpponent and decide she's of more use to them alive (and as a great antagonist for their dramas) than dead.
* [[HappilyAdopted Happily Abducted]]: HappilyAdopted: The field-maidens are all abducted as infants. They all know this. Janest seems entirely content with her lot in life.



* HeroicSeductress[=/=]TheVamp: It's not clear which trope better fits her, but she can call on the power of the red-light district (although in Creation, the lights are the blue of [[LoveGoddess the "Maiden" of Serenity]]) to seduce people more effectively.

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* HeroicSeductress[=/=]TheVamp: HeroicSeductress: It's not clear which trope better whether this or TheVamp fits her, her better, but she can call on the power of the red-light district (although in Creation, the lights are the blue of [[LoveGoddess the "Maiden" of Serenity]]) to seduce people more effectively.
5th Oct '16 6:50:55 PM Heffa
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* TakeThat: According to Neall Raemon Price, her character writeup in Scroll of Exalts is partially based on his ex-girlfriend, but the similarities were unintentional.
9th Sep '16 2:16:46 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* HimeCut: Demure and proper, even when giving nosy folk the "Yet you made one mistake..." business.

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* HimeCut: Demure Her hairstyle connects with her demure and proper, proper attitude, even when giving nosy folk the "Yet you made one mistake..." business.
5th Sep '16 11:45:54 AM Theriocephalus
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* {{Open Minded Parent}}s: Dereth -- effectively transexuals -- such as Diamond are generally accepted and embraced in Delzhan society, and Diamond's parents were no exception; the largest family trouble he caused when declaring his status was mildly annoying his father, who had brought gifts worthy of a fine noble''woman's'' coming of age.



* {{Open-Minded Parent}}s: Dereth -- effectively transexuals -- such as Diamond are generally accepted and embraced in Delzhan society, and Diamond's parents were no exception; the largest family trouble he caused when declaring his status was mildly annoying his father, who had brought gifts worthy of a fine noble''woman's'' coming of age.
5th Sep '16 11:43:21 AM Theriocephalus
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* ConsummateLiar / DidYouJustScamCthulhu: See NervesOfSteel. Perfect Soul, ''an experienced Zenith'' was instantly fooled (though it's not certain if he had Exalted yet).

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* ConsummateLiar / DidYouJustScamCthulhu: ConsummateLiar: See NervesOfSteel. Perfect Soul, ''an experienced Zenith'' Zenith'', was instantly fooled (though by a lie he made up on the spot (and it's not certain if he had Exalted yet).



* AwesomeMcCoolName

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** {{Open Minded Parent}}s: Dereth in general are accepted and embraced in Delzhan society, and Diamond's parents were no exception; the largest family trouble he caused when declaring his status was mildly annoying his father, who had brought gifts worthy of a fine noble''woman's'' coming of age.

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** {{Open Minded * {{Open-Minded Parent}}s: Dereth in general -- effectively transexuals -- such as Diamond are generally accepted and embraced in Delzhan society, and Diamond's parents were no exception; the largest family trouble he caused when declaring his status was mildly annoying his father, who had brought gifts worthy of a fine noble''woman's'' coming of age.
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